Discounts for UAE residents at Wild Wadi
Make the most of Wild Wadi’s discount for UAE residents, and save yourself Dhs55 on each adult entry fee. Make sure you bring you UAE ID (driver’s licence, labour card, Emirates ID card, passport or copy all accepted).
Dhs160 (normally Dhs215). Until March 19. Wild Wadi, Umm Suqeim (04 348 4444).
Get discounted fishing trips in Jebel Ali
Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa is offering fishing trips for everyone from beginners to professional sports fishermen, with a 15 per cent discount available on a four-hour trip for up to seven people.
Dhs1,488 per boat. Ongoing, Sunday-Thursday only. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5555).
Sign up for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
Registration is now open for the Desert Challenge, which takes place from Saturday March 31 to Saturday April 7 in the Liwa desert. The gruelling motorsport challenge sees entrants compete with motorbikes, quad bikes, four-wheel vehicles and trucks.
For entry details, contact email@example.com (04 296 1122).
Visit Dubai Dolphinarium
Watch a live dolphin and seal show at the dolphinarium with Alpha Tours. Also available on Thursdays and Fridays.
Dhs100 adult, Dhs50 children. 11am, 5pm and 8pm. Dubai Creek Park, www.alphatoursdubai.com (04 294 9888).
Pick up some surf skills with a lesson at Surf Dubai
Experience the thrill of surfing the Arabian Gulf with Surf Dubai, which offers private lessons seven days a week and group sessions at weekends.
From Dhs125 for express sessions. 8am-5pm. Ongoing. Surf Dubai, Umm Suqeim Beach (050 504 3020).
Take on the Faldo course at night
Enjoy a round of golf after dark on the 18-hole Faldo course. It’s open to both members and the public, with tee times as late as 9.55pm. Night clubbing access card from Dhs1,500 for three months.
Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 1234).
Dubai Polo Gold Cup 2012
Watch a full day of polo matches along with a camel show, live entertainment and a picnic in the sun.
Dhs150 per person. Noon-midnight. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.timeouttickets.com
Join the Dubai Diggers and try your hand at dragonboating
The Diggers meet three times a week for practice.
Phone the team in advance to try it out. Sessions are also held Mon and Wed, 6am-7am. First five sessions free. 7.30am-9.30am. Pavilion entrance, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 718 5104).
IYT Personal Watercraft (PWC) Master course
This course covers the requirements for the safe operation of watercraft such as jet-skis.
Dhs1,500. 9am-5pm. Dubai International Marine Club and Dubai Marine Concept Office, Al Barsha, www.marine-charter-concept.com (055 960 3030).
Dubai Football Sevens
Cheer friends and colleagues on in the open amateur ladies, open corporate men and open amateur men’s games. Amateur pools will start first, followed by the corporate pool.
Registration is closed. Free. From 9am. The Sevens, Al Ain Road (04 425 0211)
Dubai World Cup Carnival: race meeting 14
More horse-racing action in the run-up to the Dubai World Cup on Saturday March 31.
Free, seating packages from Dhs100, hospitality packages from Dhs395. Doors open 1.30pm, race starts 3pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 2110).
Go rock climbing in Ras Al Khaimah
All equipment is provided for this climbing trip, all you need to bring is a packed lunch. Open to all levels of climber. Places are limited so book ahead.
Dhs450 per person. Depart Dubai 8am, returns 4.30pm. Various pick-up locations. Arabia Outdoors (055 955 6209).
Take a cruise for less with Xclusive Yachts
Enjoy a one-hour cruise around the coast of Dubai on a 2012 Bow Rider, passing through Dubai Marina, the outskirts of Palm Jumeirah and up to the Burj Al Arab. The trip is inclusive of refreshments and towels. Dhs299 for up to five people. Ongoing. Xclusive Yachts, Dubai Marina (04 432 7233).
Play badminton with the Shuttle Masters
This mixed league is open to adults of all skill levels, and both individuals and two-person teams.
Dhs50 per person per session. 7pm-9pm. Raffles West Campus, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Book a desert driving course
If you’re planning to organise your own desert camping trips, this driving course is a good way to make sure you have the essentials. You can either borrow one of the company’s Land Cruisers or bring your own 4x4. A valid driving licence is essential, and the course must be booked in advance.
Dhs1,800 with company Land Cruiser, Dhs1,000 with your own vehicle. From 8.30am. Various locations. Desert Rangers, www.desertrangers.com (04 357 2200).
Join the Happy Gilmore league
This fun par 3 golf league starts today and runs every Sunday for the next eight weeks. It’s a great social activity with prizes every week from TaylorMade and free branded mixed drinks.
Dhs950 for eight-week sign-up. From 7.45pm. Until April 22. Emirates Golf Club, www.duplays.com/sport/golf (04 447 2394).
Visit a new skate park art installation
Grab your board and head to the first skate park art structure in the shape of Arabic calligraphy, which is offering free daily skate sessions.
Free. Daily 8am-10pm. Tashkeel, 300m from Nad Al Sheba police station, www.tashkeel.org (no number).
Go horse riding off the beaten track
Riders of all capabilities are catered for at this riding club, with three arenas for lessons, jumping and dressage, and 1,300 acres of natural parkland to explore on horseback.
Dhs300 for 90-minute desert ride, Dhs450 introduction package of four 30-minute private lessons. Open 8am-11am, 3pm-8pm. Ongoing. Mushrif Park (04 257 1256).
Join a football sport-specific training activity
Get fit and learn to play better at the same time with these weekly sport-specific sessions.
Dhs50 per session, Dhs400 for 10 sessions. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Until March 26. Dubai American Academy, dubai.duplays.com.
Play frisbee in the Spin Doctors league
If you’re looking to play a new sport this year, there’s still time to join a frisbee league and make new acquaintances in the process.
Dhs375 individual, Dhs3,000 team of six. 7.30pm-10pm. Until March 26. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, dubai.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Attend the Dubai International Boat Show
Pick up the latest diving equipment or check out impressive superyachts and supercars at this five-day show for both the industry and the public.
Dhs60 per person. 3pm-9.30pm. Until March 17. Dubai International Marine Club, www.timeouttickets.com
Get involved at an athletics night
Designed to bring men, women and children of all ages together, runners compete against those of similar ability. Coaching sessions are also available.
Dhs40. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, firstname.lastname@example.org (050 225 7024).
Go bowling at Dubai Bowling Centre
Head over to Dubai Bowling Centre for cheaper weekday rates and challenge your friends to a game.
Sun-Wed Dhs17 per person per game after 6pm, Dhs15 before 6pm; Dhs100 per hour per lane after 6pm, Dhs85 before 6pm. Wed 9.30am-midnight, Thu 10am-2am, Fri 10am-1.30am, Sat-Tue 10am-midnight. Muscat Street, Al Quoz (04 339 1010).