21 sports to play in Dubai

Pro golf in Dubai and free classes on the beach

Wednesday 10

Elite Trophy UAE 2012 cricket
This tournament is organised by the Emirates Cricket Board, with ten teams battling it out for the trophy. Today’s match sees the ninth and tenth rankings determined, and the semi-final also take place. Visit the website for the full schedule.
Free. First match 1.45pm, semi-final 5.15pm. Until October 13. ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai Sports City, www.emiratescricket.com (04 448 1355).

Ladies-only classes at Dubai Ice Rink Dubai
Ice Rink is now offering women-only classes every Wednesday with female coaches.
Dhs550 per person for five group lessons (includes free entry to public session after class). Wed 12.15pm-12.45pm. Ongoing. Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, www.dubaiicerink.com (04 448 5111).

Play hockey
Duplays’ indoor hockey league is open to men and women looking to play in a fun, recreational format.
Dhs250 per individual, Dhs1,650 per team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until October 10. Emirates International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).

Urban Energy’s running programme
This new training programme gives participants the chance to achieve their goal of running 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon distances. Training lasts between ten and 21 weeks, and includes two running classes and one fitness class per week, as well as nutrition tips, motivational meetings and plenty of goodies from Urban Energy and Reebok.
From Dhs1,000 for 5km training programme. Ongoing. Urban Energy Fitness, various locations (050 657 1182).

Thursday 11

Ladies’ nights at Wild Wadi
Every Thursday evening, women and boys aged under nine have the run of the park. Try the new Jumeirah Sceirah.
Dhs205. Thu 8pm-midnight. Until October 31. Wild Wadi, Umm Suqeim, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 4444).

Play golf at The Track
Meydan’s relatively new nine-hole course not only offers excellent value, but it’s also open from 6.30am to enable you to play before work.
From Dhs103.50. Open daily 6.30am-sunset. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3733).

Friday 12

Barclays Nations Cup
Members of The Address Montgomerie Dubai golf club pair up to represent countries from around the world to compete across 18 holes. Players on each team must be the same nationality, and are encouraged to dress in their national colours. It will be followed by a trophy presentation, drinks reception and gala dinner.
Dhs200 (members), Dhs400 (members’ guests). From 11am, tee off at 1pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Group Ex Beach Medley
Ignite Fitness and Wellness is holding a free outdoor group exercise class medley to a lively soundtrack on the beach. Donations are welcome and will be put towards breast cancer charities.
Free. 8.15am-11am. The Shack, Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim, www.facebook.com/ignitefitnessandwellness (04 448 7142).

Corporate basketball league
Round up some colleagues, sign it off with your HR team and join this competitive men’s league, which starts today.
Dhs2,800 per team. 5pm-10pm. Until November 2. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).

Go cycling with Dubai Roadsters
Improve your fitness and hit the road with Dubai’s best-known cycling group. You’ll need your own gear (including helmet), and must be prepared to make an early start.
Dhs200 annual fee (payable at Wolfi’s Bike Shop, Sheikh Zayed Road). From 5.30am. Ongoing. Meet at Lime Tree Café, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.dubairoadsters.com (04 339 4453).

UAE Biathle Challenge 2012
Run, swim then run again in this biathle race, which involves a 1.5km run, a 200m swim and another 1.5km run – anyone can complete it with minimal training, according to the organisers. The top three male and female finishers in each age group will be invited to represent the UAE at the Biathle World Championship 2012 on Saturday November 3, to be held in the same location.
Dhs125 (adults), Dhs100 (under 18s). From 7am. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, www.premiermarathons.com (050 657 5021).

Saturday 13

CrossFit fundamentals
Attend a three-hour introductory class and you’ll be ready to take on a beginners’ CrossFit workout session.
Dhs400. Noon-3pm. The Box, Star International School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (050 556 5640).

The Grill
Time Out columnist Tom Bushell forms part of the sporting panel on Dubai Eye’s live sports show, broadcast from Barasti every Saturday. He’s joined by Brian Murgatroyd, Ben Jacobs, Zulf Hyatt-Khan, Clarke Davies, Marc Archer and Damian Brandy. Expect top guests, prizes and, of course, plenty of sport.
Free. 5pm-8pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, thegrill@arnonline.com (04 399 3333).

Sunday 14

Men’s football league
Join Duplays’ competitive Premier 7s league. Also on Tuesdays.
Dhs525 per individual, Dhs4,000 per team. 7pm-11pm. Until December 4. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).

Take a trip on a Wonder Bus
See the city by land and water on this yellow and blue boat-shaped coach, which cruises around town and along the creek, passing many of the city’s best-loved landmarks on the way, and some hidden gems too.
Dhs140 per person. Rides daily from 11am, 2.30pm and 4pm. Ongoing. Burjuman, Bur Dubai, www.wonderbustours.ae (04 359 5656).

Monday 15

Beginner golf coaching
Want to join a golf league but not quite up to your desired standard? Try this coaching offer, which will help get you in shape in plenty of time for the start of a new league. The first session takes place today.
Dhs1,200 for eight sessions. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Until November 26. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).

Join Dubai Jebel Ali Dragons Rugby Club
This rugby club offers social training as well as a competitive team. Training takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays, with games held on Fridays.
Dhs900 for season membership, including training gear. 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence, follow signs for Jebel Ali Golf Resort Hotel, then for Jebel Ali Shooting Range, the ground is at the shooting range site. www.jebelalidragonsrfc.com, jebel alidragons1@gmail.com (no number).

Tuesday 16

Battle of the Banks football league
Employees from Dubai’s financial services industry form company teams to fight it out in this eight-week league.
Dhs3,500 per team. 8pm-10pm. Until December 14. Wellington International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).

Cheap weekday bowling rates
Head to Dubai International Bowling Centre during the week for lower lane rates when you play before 4pm.
Dhs10 per person. Sun-Wed 9am-4pm. Ongoing. Next to Century Mall, Al Mamzar, www.dubaibowlingcentre.com (04 296 9222).

Nike Run Club
This free running club’s winter season features weekly sessions at Safa Park on Tuesdays at 6.45pm and JBR on Saturdays at 7.45am, with a Downtown run set to be announced soon. Attend ten sessions and you’ll be given a free Nike T-shirt. See the Facebook page for updates and meeting point.
Free. 6.45pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, www.facebook.com/NikeRunningMiddleEast.

Try motocross at dawn
If you have your own bike, head to Dubai Motocross Club, which opens from5.30am to help riders beat the heat.
Dhs50 per rider for full day, Dhs25 for half day. Open daily 5.30am-10am, 4pm-sunset. Ongoing. Next to Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, www.dubaimotocross.com (050 695 0764).

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