Play and watch sport in Dubai

Sign up for summer golf, run at 6am and more from June 20 to 26

Wednesday 20

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, (800 2080).

Cricket league
This recreational cricket league for men is 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, (04 447 2394).

Sign up for Dubai Golf’s Summer Series
This series of tournaments comprises four fixtures on courses at the Dubai Creek and Emirates Golf Clubs, with the first taking place on EGC’s Majilis course on Friday June 29. The competitions are open to all golfers with a valid handicap, and you can enter one, two, three or all four of the events. To compete for the overall prize, you’ll need to have competed in at least three. Email to register.
Dhs375 (visitor), Dhs275 (Emirates Golf Federation member). 1.30pm shotgun start, June 29. Until August 25. Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, (04 380 1234).

Thursday 21

Ladies’ nights at Wild Wadi
Ladies’ night has returned to Wild Wadi: every Thursday and Friday evening until Ramadan and every Thursday evening during the Holy Month, women will have the run of the park. Only boys aged eight and under will be allowed in.
Dhs205. Thu-Fri 8pm-1am. Until August 31. Wild Wadi, Umm Suqeim, (04 348 4444).

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 on Tuesday and Thursday; private classes are also available.
Group lessons Dhs980 for 10, private lessons Dhs1,200. From 4pm. Ongoing. Mina Seyahi Watersports Club, Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina, (055 139 5861).

Friday 22

Dubai Sports World
For the second year running, Dubai Sports World hosts a variety of indoor 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 also be screened throughout the event in the (unlicensed) Summer Sports Majlis.
Free entry, court rental from Dhs200, classes from Dhs50. 8am-midnight. Until August 31. Dubai World Trade Centre, (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).

Nike Run Club’s Summer Special
The running season isn’t over, according to Nike’s Run Club coaches. This week and next will be the third and fourth instalment of the club’s four-week summer special – so-called for its 6am start. The sessions vary each week, usually featuring up to 6km of running plus exercise drills.
Free. From 6am. Until June 29. Safa Park, Gate 2, (no number).

Saturday 23

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).

Dubai Desert Road Run June Summer Scorcher
Are you mad about fitness? If yes, this 10k summer run, which takes place around private roads near The Sevens, is for you. Spectators are welcome and can cheer on friends and family for free.
Dhs70 per person. From 6am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road (Route 66), (04 425 0211).

Sunday 24

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, (04 380 1234).

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. Ongoing. Various locations,, (04 282 4540).

Monday 25

Beach volleyball
Sign up for this beach volleyball league, which runs for ten 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, (04 447 2394).

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

‘Goals’ football league
This five-a-side men’s recreational league runs for eight weeks. Teams play two matches once a week, each lasting 24 minutes. If you haven’t got a team, Duplays will help place you in one. Also on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Dhs400 individual, Dhs2,800 team. 7pm-11pm. Until August 7. Jumeirah Baccalaureate School, Jumeirah, (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, (050 349 5976).

Tuesday 26

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, (050 225 7024).

Group golf coaching
This summer night school is a great place for beginner and intermediate golfers to hone their skills. Classes are an hour long and take place twice a week. Also on Thursdays.
Dhs1,295. 7pm-8pm. Until July 5. Emirates Golf Club, (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 – these guys mean business.
Dhs250 per person, Dhs1,950 per team. 7pm-10.30pm. Until June 26. Regent International School, Emirates Living, (04 447 2394).

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