Sport events in Dubai

Football, rugby, cricket and more sport to watch in Dubai

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Thursday 4

Kayaking tours
Noukhada Adventure Company offers kayak tours that explore Umm Al Quwain’s stunning coastline and wildlife. Archipelago tours available Thursday to Saturday each week.
Dhs200 for two hours (Dhs100 for children not paddling). Thursday tours depart at 4pm. Umm Al Quwain, www.noukhada.ae (050 721 8928).

Pre-owned boat show
You don’t have to be a squillionnaire to enjoy the big flashy yachts at this year’s show – head down to Dubai Creek Golf Club for a family day out. Until Friday 5.
Free. 2pm-10pm (Thu); 10am-10pm (Fri). Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club (04 295 6000).

UAE Football League: Al Shabab v Al Jazira
Fifth-place Al Shabab host table-topping Al Jazira at their home ground in Al Waheda.
Free. 5pm. Al Rasheed Road, Al Waheda, info@alshababdubai.com (04 296 7755).

Friday 5

Abu Dhabi Striders Half Marathon and 10K
It’s too late to join, but why not drive to Abu Dhabi to enjoy the spectacle and cheer on the runners?
Free. 7am. Starts from the Hiltonia Beach Club, www.abudhabistriders.com.

CF Tennis Junior Masters Series
This high-profile junior tennis tournament is for junior players aged 10, 12 and 14. There’s a round-robin format followed by knockout rounds. The final stage of the competition takes place on November 26.
Dhs50. 8.30am-1.30pm. Clark Francis Tennis Centre at The Aviation Club, Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 282 4540, 050 548 2636).

Dubai Motorsport Festival
A celebration of UAE motorsports, featuring races for Cytech UAE GT Championship, Total UAE Touring Cars, UAE Sportbikes, UAE Sports Cars, Suzuki Swift and a host of related activities.
Free. 11am. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City (04 367 8700).

International One-Day Cricket: Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan have much to prove after their ill-fated England tour. Catch all the action of the fourth one-day international right here in Dubai.
Dhs25-300. 3pm. Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium (04 425 1111). www.timeouttickets.com.

Powerboat courses
Marine Concept is running a couple of courses today and on Saturday 6. Courses include the IYT Small Power Boat and RIB Master course, and the IYT Personal Watercraft Master.
Call to book a course. Dhs2,750 (RIB Master), Dhs1,500 (Personal Watercraft Master). Times vary. Marine Concept, www.marine-charter-concept.com (055 960 3030, 04 432 9496).

UAE Football League: Dubai v Al Wasl
Dubai have a chance to turn around their torrid season. However, with Al Wasl contending for silverware this season, we don’t fancy their chances.
Free. 4.55pm. Dubai Police Officers Club Stadium (04 344 6222).

UAE Rugby Premiership: Dubai Dragons I v Abu Dhabi Harlequins
I The poster boys of Dubai rugby host Abu Dhabi at fortress Jebel Ali.
Free. 5pm. Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence (04 883 0828).

UAE Rugby Premiership: Dubai Exiles I v Al Ain Amblers
The Exiles and Amblers will both be looking to claw their way towards the top of the table in this decisive clash.
Free. 5pm. Dubai Sevens, Al Ain Road, administrator@dubaiexiles.com.

Saturday 6

Dragon boating The Dubai Dawn Patrol team is hunting for new members. Men and women welcome; no experience needed. Free for the first three sessions, Dhs1,000 for annual membership thereafter. Session starts at 4.30pm.
Barasti beach, www.dubaidawnpatrol.org (050 708 7238).

UAE Football League: Al Nasr v Al Dhafra
Both these teams seem to be scrapping around towards the bottom of the table. This match is a chance for one to climb up the ladder, while pushing the other further down.
Dhs10-50. 4.55pm. Al Maktoum Stadium, 12A Street, Oud Metha (04 337 5500).

Sunday 7

Five-a-side football: competitive league
Get involved in the Duplays five-a-side ‘futsal’ (indoor football) league. Sunday matches are for more competitive players.
Dhs450 per player for the season. Matches start at 7.30pm. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.duplays.com; or call Nauman (055 224 0187).

Desert Hash House Harriers run
The run is followed by refreshments and food. Details and timings of weekly runs are posted on the website.
Dhs50. Meet one hour before sunset (check website for location), www.deserthash.org.

Netball: advanced league
The ‘As Good As It Nets’ (get it?) league for more advanced players takes place every Sunday evening. There’s also a beginners’ league on Mondays.
Dhs450 per player for the season. Matches start at 7pm. Emirates International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com; or call Katie (050 404 8328).

Seven-a-side football: competitive league
Duplays’ competitive men’s matches take place in the evenings on Sundays and Tuesdays.
Dhs500 per player for the season. Matches start at 7.30pm. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.duplays.com; or call Nauman (055 224 0187).

Women’s five-a-side football
Ladies of all standards are welcome.
Dhs300 per person for the season. Matches start at 7.30pm. Raffles West Campus (opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel), www.duplays.com; or call Nauman (055 224 0187).

Monday 8

International One Day Cricket: Pakistan v South Africa
The fifth and final one day international.
Dhs25-300. 3pm. Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium (04 425 1111). www.timeouttickets.com.

Basketball: competitive league
For those who like to play basketball in a sociable yet competitive environment.
Dhs400 per person for the season. Matches start at 7pm. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, www.duplays.com; or call Nauman (055 224 0187).

Beach volleyball
This Duplays co-ed social tournament has proved a big hit in recent seasons. Also takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Dhs400 per person for the season. Matches start at 7.30pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, www.duplays.com; or call Nauman (055 224 0187) or Katie (050 404 8328).

Netball: social league
This league caters for those aiming to get back into the sport, or those who just want to keep fit and have fun. Dhs450 per player for the season. Matches start at 7pm. Emirates International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com; or call Katie (050 404 8328).

Seven-a-side football: recreational league
Social football matches take place outdoors every Monday and Wednesday.
Dhs500 per player for the season. Matches start at 7.30pm. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.duplays.com; or call Nauman (055 224 0187).

Touch rugby
Duplays’ touch rugby is a six-a-side sport for both men and women. Also takes place on Tuesday 9.
Dhs400 per person for the season. Matches start at 7pm. Eton International School, Al Thanya Road, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com; or call Nauman (055 224 0187).

Tuesday 9

Dubai Women’s Football Association: Division 1
This week, Mondial Studs play Clear Raiders, RAI The Falcons take on American University of Dubai, Dubai Thursday entertain Icon-Prolab Players FC, and Lavazza Ragazze face off against Abu Dhabi Thistle FC. Interested in taking part yourself?
See www.dubaiwfa.com. Free for spectators. First matches kick off at 7.30pm. Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence (04 883 0828).

Wednesday 10

Dubai Netball League: Division 1
The netball season is under way. Bacardi Breezers face Dubai Devils, Dubai Exiles take on Al Boom Marine, and Skechers entertain Flight Centre.
Interested in taking part? Email sdknetball@gmail.com. Free. Matches start at 7pm. Dubai Sevens, Al Ain Road, www.dubainetballleague.com.

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