Where to watch and play sport in Dubai

A world of iondoor sport and summer golf from June 6 to 12

Wednesday 6

Cricket league
Sign up to this recreational cricket league for men. It’s open to all levels and ages, with sessions also on Mondays.
Dhs600 individual, Dhs5,000 team of eight. 7pm-10.30pm. Until June 27. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

E-Sports summer sale
Throughout the summer months, E-Sports will offer 55 percent discounts on sports venue rental across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The offer includes a range of indoor sports halls, dance and aerobic studios and outdoor cricket, football, basketball and tennis facilities. Just mention ‘summer sale’ in the email subject box when making a booking.
From Dhs75 per hour. Various locations, www.esportsuae.com, rentals@esportsdubai.com (04 282 4540).

Men’s basketball
A fast-paced recreational league where teams play a match every week. If you don’t have a team, sign up as an individual and you’ll be placed in one. There are also competitive sessions on Mondays.
Dhs550 individual, Dhs4,000 team. 7pm-10.30pm. Until June 18. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Thursday 7

Dubai Desert Road Run June Summer Scorcher
Are you completely mad about fitness? If yes, this 10k summer run is probably for you. Taking place on Saturday June 23, sign-up is now open for the race, which takes place on the private roads around The Sevens.
Dhs70 per person. From 6am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road (Route 66), www.premiermarathons.com (04 425 0211).

Swimming lessons
Mina Seyahi Watersports Club offers swimming lessons for children and adults, as well as stroke improvement sessions for those looking to better their technique. Group classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday, and private classes are also available.
Group lessons Dhs980 for 10, private lessons Dhs1,200. From 4pm. Mina Seyahi Watersports Club, Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina, www.canadian-swimacademy.com (055 139 5861).

Friday 8

Dubai Sports World
For the second year running, Dubai Sports World will host a variety of sports and leisure activities for sports enthusiasts, including football leagues, rugby tournaments, basketball and cricket matches, American football, futsal, volleyball, tennis, fitness areas, billiards, a skate park, table tennis and more. Today is the first day, and it’s free this weekend. Euro 2012 games will also be screened throughout the event in the Summer Sports Majlis.
Free. 8am-midnight. Until August 31. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

Night diving in Dibba
Easy Divers Emirates offers a range of diving services, as well as boat hire options. If you already have your PADI dive certification, join the group for a night dive off the Omani coast.
Dhs350. Times vary. Ongoing. Emirates Easy Divers, The Lakes Club, The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 447 2247).

World Oceans Day at The Lost Chambers
Marine experts at the Atlantis will be conducting presentations on UAE marine life and offering tips on how to help protect the world’s oceans to mark World Oceans Day. There will also be a talk on coral propagation, and tips on how to use this to enhance your own aquariums.
Dhs100 (adults), children free with each paid adult. From 11am. The Lost Chambers, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 1000).

Saturday 9

Arabian Ranches Golf Club tournament
Compete in the two-player Betterball of Stableford tournament on the 18-hole par-72 course for the chance to win one of several prizes. Price includes green fees and range balls.
Dhs60 (golf members) Dhs195 (club members), Dhs270 (member guest). Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 366 3000).

Beat-the-heat golf rates at The Montgomerie
Weekday rates go down as the mercury goes up at this golf course, with great rates until the end of September.
Dhs200 per round per player. Until September 30. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

BloKarting in Nad Al Sheba
Try your hand at one of the quirkiest sports in Dubai: a combination of karting and windsurfing.
Dhs125 (20 minutes), Dhs275 (one hour). Ongoing. Lessons take place at Meydan, Nad Al Sheba. Dreamdays, www.dreamdays.ae (800 2080).

Sunday 10

Deals at Dubai Creek Golf Club
Summer offers start now at this championship course. Get discounts on one-month unlimited driving range and par 3 access, and summer lessons for less.
From Dhs695 for unlimited par 3 and driving range access. Until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, golfbooking@dubaigolf.com (04 380 1234).

Men’s competitive football league
Both individuals and teams are encouraged to sign up for one of Duplays’ more competitive football offerings, with the Premier 7s II league. Also on Tuesdays.
Dhs500 individual, Dhs3,750 team. Until June 12. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Monday 11

Indoor volleyball
Sign up for this indoor volleyball league, which starts today. With temperatures creeping up outside, it’s expected to be popular, so book your place now.
Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,500 team of six. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until July 1. DAA and Raffles West, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Kickboxing at Dubai Ladies Club
Karina Benseman, a former representative of women’s boxing in New Zealand, teaches Muay Thai kickboxing techniques from a fighter’s, rather than self-defence, perspective.
Dhs50 (non members), Dhs40 (DLC members). From 11am. Ongoing. The Wellness Centre, Dubai Ladies Club (04 349 9922).

Media Moguls Cup
Duplays’ roster of corporate football tournaments now features this league for media professionals. As with the other footie leagues, individual sign-ups are not permitted. Get a team together and contact your HR department to enter.
Dhs3,500 per team. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Wellington International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Monday night pro football
Join Carlton Palmer and his fellow football professionals in their adult football league every Monday evening. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team – the academy will find you one. Men only.
Dhs60 per person or Dhs300 per team (maximum six players). 7.15pm-8.15pm. Ongoing. Repton School, Nad Al Sheba, cpfadirector@gmail.com (050 349 5976).

Tuesday 12

Athletics coaching
Professional track and field instructors offer coaching sessions to athletes of all ages, running throughout the summer months. Also on Sundays 5.30pm-6.30pm.
Dhs40. 5.30pm-6.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, dubairacenight@gmail.com (050 225 7024).

Group golf coaching
This summer night school is a great place for beginner and intermediate golfers to hone their basic skills. Starting today, classes are an hour long and take place twice a week. Also on Thursdays.
Dhs1,295. 7pm-8pm. Until July 5. Emirates Golf Club, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Mixed netball league
Play seven-a-side indoor netball in this mixed, recreational league. A maximum of three male players are allowed per team. Expect a surprisingly competitive atmosphere for a social league – these guys mean business. Dhs250 per person, Dhs1,950 per team. 7pm-10.30pm. Until June 26. Regent International School, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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