Dubai to host first-ever day to golf night tournamentDean Wilkins, 21 Apr 2019 13:10:13 +0400Dubai is teeing up another historic sporting event – the first-ever day to night golf tournament. The free-to-attend Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic will putt (ahem) the city on the global stage again as the best female players head to Emirates Golf Club.

Excitement is building for the visionary tournament, which will see 56 pros, 35 of the leading players on the Ladies’ European Tour and 21 tournament invitees from other tours or social media sensations, and three amateurs go head-to-head under the floodlights at the course designed by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo.

It will be the first professional day-night golf tournament of its kind when it commences on Wednesday May 1. Two of the three rounds will be played from day-to-night.

The tournament is replacing the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic, with an aim to increase the involvement of the community and amateurs. The ODLC has traditionally been the season-ender for the Ladies European Tour, however it moved from its December slot to early May in a bid to showcase the city’s year-round golfing excellence.

It has also moved from the Majlis course to the Faldo Course.

After the first round has come to a close on Wednesday, the professional golfers will be allocated a team of three amateurs to play with over the next two rounds in the exciting new format before pro individual and Pro-Am team winners are crowned.

“We think playing under lights is going to be absolutely awesome,” said David Spencer, tournament director. “Playing the tournament in May and under lights further showcases what an incredible golfing destination Dubai has become and how long our golfing season lasts each year.

We believe it will be the first official golf event to have a day-night format and it’s important for us to showcase the golf season in Dubai goes beyond just events played in December and January.

“We’re unbelievably excited about this and we are really convinced that in a couple of years’ time this will be one of the hottest tickets in town to get into this Pro-Am, because not only is it a pro event but we are also upping the amateur involvement, which is fantastic.”

Players expected to compete include Shanshan Feng (tournament winner in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016), Angel Yin (2017) and France’s Camille Chevalier who won the Ladies European Tour’s Rookie of the Year.

Get ready for this unique event.
Free. May 1-3. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road,

Six Nations 2019 in Dubai: fixtures, match times and where to watchTim Skinner, 27 Jan 2019 12:45:43 +0400The Six Nations is back for another year and rugby fans across Dubai are getting ready to head to pubs across the city for massive hits, big kicks, and (hopefully) loads and loads of tries.

The full fixtures have been confirmed and if you’re looking for inspiration as to where to watch the game, we’ve got this handy round-up of all the pubs showing the matches.

Here’s the full list of fixtures running throughout the tournament. All times are in Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4)

Round 1
Fri Feb 1 (morning of Sat Feb 2) – midnight: France vs Wales
Sat Feb 2 – 6.15pm: Scotland vs Italy
Sat Feb 2 – 8.45pm: Ireland vs England

Round 2
Sat Feb 9 – 6.15pm: Scotland vs Ireland
Sat Feb 9 – 8.45pm: Italy vs Wales
Sun Feb 10 – 7pm: England vs France

Round 3
Sat Feb 23 – 6.15pm: France vs Scotland
Sat Feb 23 – 8.45pm: Wales vs England
Sun Feb 24 – 7pm: Italy vs Ireland

Round 4
Sat Mar 9 – 6.15pm: Scotland vs Wales
Sat Mar 9 – 8.45pm: England vs Italy
Sun Mar 10 – 7pm: Ireland vs France

Round 5
Sat Mar 16 – 4.30pm: Italy vs France
Sat Mar 16 – 6.45pm: Wales vs Ireland
Sat Mar 16 – 9pm: England vs Scotland

Win aerial silk and hoop classes in Dubai MarinaTim Skinner, 11 Oct 2018 12:16:58 +0400Have you ever wanted to take to the skies for a bit of unconventional exercise?

Okay, skies is a bit of an exaggeration, really, it’s more like taking to the ceilings – but you can now win a free class at Pole Fit Dubai, thanks to Time Out Dubai Vlogs.

In this week’s episode, Emma and Aline from team Time Out went over to the Pole Fit Dubai studios in Dubai Marina, where professional hoop dancer Vlada Zhizhchenko showed our two rookies the basics in aerial hoop and silks.

Needless to say, it took our two a little while to get the hang of it, but with many of the classes available designed for people of all fitness levels and acrobatic abilities, Emma and Aline picked up the basics before too long.

Both of them even managed to master a couple of the manoeuvres by the end of the session. And you can too, if you enter this week’s competition with Time Out Dubai Vlogs – all you’ve got to do is comment on the below video and subscribe to our YouTube page – and that’s it, then you’ve entered.

Check out the video below for the whole episode, and be sure to subscribe to the Time Out Dubai YouTube channel.

Every week we get out and about into this awesome city and find out the best stuff there is going on. Whether it’s jumping out of planes, jumping off of mountains, swimming with sharks, failing to surf, taking on the city’s craziest food challenges, getting a kiss from a seal, falling out of supercars or anything in between, if it’s happening in your city, the Time Out Dubai crew are on it.

Click here to visit the Time Out Dubai YouTube channel now.

“Digital detox” available at Dubai’s Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, 30 Sep 2018 11:50:53 +0400You’ve been parted from your iPhone; your heart races and your palms begin to sweat. What’s happening on Instagram is anyone’s guess and who knows how many unanswered WhatsApps are clogging up your inbox?

Sound familiar? Well you need a digital detox. The Spa at Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay is offering a digital detox programme – and you’ll be forced to hand over all of your electronic devices at the beginning of the session.

Kiss goodbye to your smartphone, iPad, laptop and all portals to the digital world for a few hours of tech-free exercise and pampering.

The session includes a 30-minute squash session, a 30-minute gym workout with a personal trainer and a 60-minute Babor full body detox treatment.

A special detox crystal water “buffet” will be available in the spa to flush out all the bad stuff and leave you feeling as good as new.

If you want to replenish your body from the inside as well as the outside then you might be interested in stocking up on some organic or vegan.

Ripe Organic are offering same-day delivery across the city, to make sure you get all of your fruits and veggies ASAP.

There is no minimum order and delivery costs just Dhs25 – however, if your order is more than Dhs250 then it’s delivered for free.

While the cut off for guaranteed same-day delivery is 3pm, if you order after then staff still promise to try to get it to you the same day. Though you will need your smartphone back to place your order…
Dhs495. Open daily 10am-10pm (The Spa). Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Business Bay (04 369 0045).

Win free classes at Barry’s Bootcamp, 27 Sep 2018 12:02:22 +0400When we hear the word “bootcamp,” we think excruciating exercise drills, buckets of sweat and way too many push-ups. That’s still nothing compared to the exhaustion we experienced at Barry’s Bootcamp.

It isn’t labelled “the best workout in the world” for any old reason, as this gym put us through an hour-long high-intensity session from LA-based celebrity trainer Barry Jay - burning 1,000 calories through the hour-long session, and boosting your metabolism so you continue to burn calories long after the class has finished

Split into two groups, you’ll switch between cardio and weight training throughout the 60 minutes, leaving you breathless after interval sprints on an incline and your biceps, triceps and abs burning with each rep.

It’s an experience that everyone in Dubai should try at least once. That’s why the Time Out Dubai team went along to Barry’s Bootcamp in Dubai Marina, and went up against the battalion of class instructors. All in the name of bringing you another episode of Time Out Dubai Vlogs, our weekly YouTube series.

Guess what? You can try the workout of a lifetime as well by entering this week’s competition. All you have to do to nab yourself a free session is comment on the below video and subscribe to the Time Out Dubai YouTube channel. It’s that easy.

Every week we get out and about into this awesome city and find out the best stuff there is going on. Whether it’s jumping out of planes, jumping off of mountains, swimming with sharks, failing to surf, taking on the city’s craziest food challenges, getting a kiss from a seal, falling out of supercars or anything in between, if it’s happening in your city, the Time Out Dubai crew are on it.

Click here to visit the Time Out Dubai YouTube channel now.

Enjoy an Irish breakfast with the Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, 26 Sep 2018 10:31:30 +0400Arguably UFC’s biggest star Conor McGregor and the undefeated Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov are going head-to-head over in Las Vegas, and you can watch it all go down right here in Dubai.

On Sunday October 7, McGettigan’s JLT will be opening up bright and early for one of the biggest fights in UFC history, and you even have a hefty breakfast buffet while you watch it.

For Dhs79, UFC fans can tuck into the Irish bar’s list of breakfast trimmings, including sausages, hash browns, scrambled egg, black pudding and just about everything to make up a full Irish breakfast – the perfect meal to have if you’re rooting for McGregor.

Showing across McGettigan’s JLT’s multiple screens and its giant main screen, UFC 299 will see the “The Notorious” Irish fighter return to the octagon ring in his first UFC fight since 2016, all to take back the title of Lightweight Champion.

It’ll be tough though, as current title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov has gone through 26 professional matches in the ring, and hasn’t lost a single one of them.

The prize purse is expected to be the biggest in UFC history, so needless to say, there’s quite a lot of hype.

If it’s anything like Mayweather v McGregor like last year, we’re in for a whopper of a fight.

Spaces for the event are on a first come, first served basis so if you’re looking for front row seats, set that alarm clock back a little more. The early bird gets the table, after all.

Looking for an even bigger screen? The big fight will also be showing live at Reel Cinemas at Dubai Marina Mall and The Dubai Mall at 4am.

The Irish Village will also be screening the match live from 6am to 10am.
Whichever place you choose, be prepared for a thrilling match.
Free entry, Dhs79 (breakfast buffet). Sun Oct 7, 6am-10am. Next to Bonnington Hotel, JLT, Cluster J, JLT, (04 356 0560).

Volunteer for the largest AFC Asian cup in history, 20 Sep 2018 12:14:19 +0400With just under four months until the AFC Asian Cup 2019 kicks off in the UAE the hunt is on for the last few lucky volunteers.

Thousands have already signed up to be a part of the second-oldest continental football tournament in history and time is quickly running out to fill the last of 5,000 spots.

There are numerous different roles for the world’s largest-ever Asian cup, but the rising popularity for volunteering in sports tournaments means competition is tight.

Taking place from Saturday January 5, 2019, to Friday February 1, 2019, Asia’s top 24 nations will be playing 51 matches in eight stadiums across four host cities Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah.

General Secretary of the AFC, Dato’ Windsor John, said, “Volunteers are the heart and soul of every major sporting event.

“They are the real heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes, so our football stars can focus on producing their best on the pitch.”

Tournament director, His Excellency Aref Hamed Al Awani, added, “For anyone living in the region, this is a truly unique opportunity as our volunteers won’t just witness sporting history, they’ll be a part of it.”

Among the already listed volunteers are Emirati ex-professional footballer Ahmed Al Balooshi, Jessica Cullen, a prodigious 15-year-old Australian, and Japanese super-fan Shinya Nakamura.

The volunteering process is an easy four step procedure. Step one: sign up. Step 2: complete a small interview. Step 3: go through training. And, step 4: enjoy and be part of the fun. The only major requirement is that you are over the age of 16.

Register to be part of the programme by contacting or visit

If you’re more of a spectator, check out the bargain ticket costs for the tournament.

Month-long fitness programme comes to Dubai, and it’s free, 18 Sep 2018 09:58:23 +0400There’s a brand-new fitness challenge in town, only this one comes with a twist. If you can commit for a month, stick to the training and meal plans, and lose your target amount of weight, the whole thing is absolutely free.

The Original 6-in-4 Challenge is being launched next month by Best Body Co, a start-up fitness company run by husband and wife personal training dream team Olivia and Adam McCubbin. The challenge is simple, in theory: lose 6kg in four weeks.

There is a bit of a catch, in that the upfront cost is Dhs999. However, if you can stick to your five-times-a-week training sessions, meal plans, and generally being disciplined for 28 days, you’ll get your money back if you manage to shed 6kg or more.

Applications are open at the moment, so head over to and complete the registration process (it’s free). You’ll need to input your details, including height and weight. You’ll then be invited for a screening by Best Body Co, where they’ll find out how suited you are for the programme.

If you’re a good fit, you’ll be invited to take part, at which point you’ll pay the Dhs999. Olivia McCubbin, co-founder and head coach at Best Body Co, says it’s all about motivation.

“Studies have shown that people are more emotionally invested and committed to achieving their health and fitness goals when they actually pay for it,” she says. “We want our members to commit themselves fully to getting the best results in our 6-in-4 Challenge. That’s why we want them to commit to paying Dhs999 up front to secure their place. Think of it as a deposit that you’re paying to get in shape, and use it to help motivate you.”

To get you to your goal, you’ll head to five training classes a week – with the option of two sessions daily, one in the morning at DIFC, and the other after work in Al Quoz. That’s 20 classes in total during the programme – working out to less than Dhs50 per class.

You’ll also get personalised meal plans, education on healthy, sustainable weight loss, body fat analysis and a personal weigh in, at-home and travel work out plans (in case you can’t make a class), healthy recipes, direct access to your personal trainers and a range of discounts on various fitness brands.

This cycle of the 6-in-4 Challenge runs from Saturday October 6 to Friday November 2, and registrations are open until Friday September 28. More are planned for the future, but dates for the second cycle are yet to be confirmed.
Dhs999 (or free). Register by Fri Sep 28.

Get a month's free fitness with this new appEmma Pearson, 16 Sep 2018 12:34:26 +0400Whether you’re a yoga guru, a kickboxing machine or a CrossFit boss, this new fitness app has you covered – and the first month is free.

ClassPass is launching in Dubai in October, and new members in the city will immediately earn one month’s free access when they sign up to the service.

The app works in a similar way to GuavaPass and Classport allowing gym bunnies and fitness enthusiasts to sign up to a range of workouts at various studios for a fixed fee.

ClassPass launched in New York in 2013 and is now operating in more than 50 cities worldwide, with its latest opening in Singapore last month.

Currently, ClassPass has a global network of more than 10,000 studios and gyms available on its platform, which is good news if you’re a bit of a traveller, as your Dubai-based subscription will allow you to tap into the entire global network.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to launch in Dubai; a fast-paced and dynamic city where studio fitness is booming. We are excited to bring a completely different model to the market that we think is best for both consumers and studio partners," said Fritz Lanman, CEO of ClassPass.

“Our Dubai membership will be underpinned by ClassPass’ long-standing proposition of variety, flexibility and value, while our objective is to provide Dubai’s residents with entry routes into the highest-level of premium gyms and studios in the city."

ClassPass will mark its Dubai launch with one free month of classes for users who join the waiting list online at

Pricing is yet to be announced, though there will be different packages and options available. Watch this space.
Launching Oct 2018 across Dubai,

Free morning meditation and yoga at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, 12 Sep 2018 08:52:25 +0400If there's nothing you like more than practising the tree pose, then you're going to love this.

Anantara Spa on the Palm is offering complimentary morning yoga sessions led by instructor Akhil Mohan.

Running on Saturday September 22 until Sunday September 23, Anatara The Palm Dubai Resort is promising enlightening mornings of character-building meditation.

The sessions will run from 7am til 8.15am, and will take place on the hotel's rooftop by the swimming pool.

Attendees will also get 20 percent off on any future spa treatments at the site.

Advance booking is required for the event and is subject to availability.

If you’re also looking for other great fitness deals across the city, the popular BayYoga centre, which can be found in the Grosvenor Business Tower on Al Abraj Street, offers one-month of unlimited access for Dhs900 a month.

Looking for something more economical?

Lakshya Yoga – a community Yoga class – is held every Saturday from 5pm to 6pm in front of the backdrop of Al Barsha Pond Park, which is ideal for those who live in the area.

The classes are also completely free of charge, welcoming all.

More details can be found on the group’s Facebook page, here:
Free. Sat Sep 22-Sun 23, 7am. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8140).