Play sport in Dubai

Summer golf, frisbee league and a world record attempt from June 13 to 19

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Wednesday 13

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).

Dubai Desert Road Run June Summer Scorcher
Are you 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 around The Sevens.
Dhs70 per person. From 6am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road (Route 66), www.premiermarathons.com (04 425 0211).

Men’s basketball
A fast-paced recreational league where teams play a match every week. 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 14

E-Sports summer sale
E-Sports is offering a 55 percent discount 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).

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).

World’s largest swimming lesson attempt
Atlantis The Palm is participating in the ‘World’s Largest Swim Lesson’ Guinness World Record. Help raise awareness of the importance of teaching kids to swim and prevent drowning this summer. It’s part of a simultaneous global event, taking place in 14 countries. Email olivia.wyrick@atlantisthepalm.com to register.
Free. From 7pm. Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1000).


Friday 15

Dubai Sports World
For the second year running, Dubai Sports World hosts 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. Euro 2012 games will be screened in the Summer Sports Majlis.
Free entry, court rental from Dhs200, classes from Dhs50. 8am-midnight. Until August 31. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

Summer Swingman Open
Enter a team for Al Badia Golf Club’s tournament, which will follow a pairs Texas scramble format. In celebration of Father’s Day, all juniors under the age of 18 playing with an adult can enter for free. There are prizes to be won, and the competition will be followed by a buffet during the build-up to the England vs Sweden Euro 2012 match.
Dhs395 (non-members), Dhs345 (Emirates Golf Federation members). 2pm. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (04 601 0101).

Night diving in Dibba
Easy Divers Emirates offers 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).

Nike’s 6am Summer Special run
Join the second of four free weekly runs round Safa Park, with Coach Tom and the Nike Run Club trainers. Suitable for all standards.
Free. 6am. Safa Park gate 2, www.facebook.com/nikerunningmiddleeast (no number).


Saturday 16

Beat-the-heat golf rates at The Montgomerie
Weekday rates go down as the mercury goes up at this golf course, with a range of great-value rates available 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 17

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).


Monday 18

Beach volleyball
Sign up for this beach volleyball league, which starts today and runs for 10 weeks. Both men and women of all abilities are welcome.
Dhs450 per individual, Dhs2,900 per team of six. 7pm-10.30pm. Until August 22. Barasti Beach, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Frisbee league
Play in the 10-week Spin Doctors III league, which kicks off today. Adults of all skill levels are encouraged to join this fun, social league.
Dhs40 per session, Dhs375 for 10 sessions. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until August 27. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

‘Goals’ football league
This five-a-side men’s recreational league runs for eight weeks starting today. Teams play two matches once a week, each lasting 24 minutes. Also on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Dhs400 individual, Dhs2,800 team. 7pm-11pm. Until August 7. Jumeirah Baccalaureate School, Jumeirah, 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).

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 19

Athletics coaching
Professional track and field instructors offer coaching sessions to athletes of all ages, running throughout the summer. 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 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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