19 sports to play in Dubai this week

See freestyle motorcross or join a volleyball league

Thursday 15

Dubai Tribe vs Al Shabab
Watch Dubai’s top expat basketball club take on Al Shabab, one of the country’s top professional teams, in the Vice President’s Cup. Tribe is the only non-professional team to be invited into this annual UAE pro tournament, which runs until the end of November.
Free. 7pm, Al Shabab Club, Al Mamzar, Dubai. www.alshabab.ae (04 296 7755).

Skate outdoors
Practise your skills at Dubai’s only outdoor skate ramp, which spells ‘Tashkeel’ in Arabic scripture.
Free. Open Sat-Thu 9am-10pm, Fri 3pm-10pm. Ongoing. Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, www.tashkeel.org (04 336 3313).

The 9th Asian Swimming Championships
Today is the first day of the event, which will feature swimming, synchronised swimming, water polo and diving events. Swimming and synchronised swimming will be the first up this week.
Regular ticket Dhs20 per day, Dhs80 for season ticket; VIP Dhs40 per day, Dhs160 for season ticket. Swimming heats from 9am and 7pm, synchronised swimming sessions noon-6.15pm. Until November 25. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, Dubai Bypass Road (04 306 2665).

Friday 16

Burj Park Freestyle Moto X
This weekend, watch whips, backflips, seat-grabs, Superman jumps and many more impressive stunts from globally acclaimed riders. The shows will take place today, Saturday 17, and Friday 23 and Saturday 24.
Free. 2pm-3pm, 4pm-5pm. Until November 24. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.mydowntowndubai.com (no number).

Dubai Fighting Championship
Expect another explosive night of MMA action from Mounir Lazzez, Craig Harriman, Mohamed Yahya, Najmeddin Al Hadad and Rafat Shawe.
Dhs200 (standard), Dhs300 (premium). From 7.30pm. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (050 104 5008).

Coast to Coast ride with Dubai Roadsters
Starting at the Lime Tree Café at the crack of dawn, this ride will see the Dubai Roadsters cycle 220km to Le Méridien Al Aqah in Fujairah. Participation is only open to those who have trained, but spectators are welcome to cheer them on along the way.
Free. From 5.30am. Lime Tree Café, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.premiermarathons.com (04 339 4453).

Ice Warrior Challenge at Ski Dubai
Take on a commando assault course at the indoor ski slope. Entry is open to both men and women, and the winner will take home a prize worth more than Dhs50,000 from Kempinski, with goodies for runners up. The entry fee paid by each participant will go to Beit Al Khair Society, which provides humanitarian services to needy UAE nationals.
Dhs250 per person. From 8am. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, www.premiermarathons.com (04 409 9257).

Saturday 17

CrossFit fundamentals
Attend a three-hour introductory class and you’ll be ready to take on a beginners’ CrossFit workout session.
Dhs400. Noon-3pm. Ongoing. Reebok CrossFit LifeSpark, Concorde Tower, Cluster H, JLT, crossfit@lifesparkcoaching.com (no number).

Introduction to polo
This fun 90-minute introduction to the game is perfect even for non-riders, and gives a comprehensive insight to the skills involved in playing the sport of kings.
Dhs750 per person. From 3pm. Until October 31. Dubai Polo Academy, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (050 887 9847).

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 and Zulf Hyatt-Khan among others. Expect top guests, prizes and, of course, plenty of sport.
Free. 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, thegrill@arnonline.com (04 399 3333).

Sunday 18

Bodylines gym promotion
Sign up for a 12-month gym membership at Bodylines in the Amwaj Rotana and you’ll get a month’s free access for your partner or friend, 20 percent discount in the hotel’s restaurants and on massages, one free 60-minute massage, a free body assessment and two free personal training sessions.
Annual membership from Dhs3,800 single, Dhs7,200 couple. Until December 31. Bodylines, Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 2000).

Dubai Tribe vs Al Wasl
Watch Dubai’s top expat basketball club take on Al Wasl, one of the country’s top professional teams, in the Vice President’s Cup. Tribe is the only non-professional team to be invited into this annual UAE pro tournament, which runs until the end of November.
Free. 7pm, Al Wasl Club, Oud Metha Road, Dubai. www.alwaslsc.ae (04 324 3333).

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).

Monday 19

Block Busters volleyball league
This new beach volleyball league starts today, and is open to both men and women.
Dhs250 per individual, Dhs1,800 per team. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until December 19. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, 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, jebelalidragons1@gmail.com (no number).

Tuesday 20

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).

Five-a-side women’s football league
Join this brand new women’s football league, called Victorious Secret, which kicks off today.
Dhs200 per individual, Dhs1,600 per team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until December 11. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).

Nike+ Run Club
This free running club’s winter season features weekly sessions at Safa Park on Tuesdays at 6.45pm, JBR on Saturdays at 7.45am, and a new Friday run at 7.45am at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai. See the Facebook
page for meeting points.
Free. 6.45pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, www.facebook.com/NikeRunningMiddleEast.

UAE resident rates for night golf
Residents can enjoy special rates for night golf at Emirates Golf Club’s Faldo course, making the idea of getting outdoors in the cooler evenings even more attractive. Book a four-ball any time from Sunday to Thursday, and pay for only three players.
Dhs425 per person. Last tee time for 18 holes 8pm, nine holes 10pm. Until December 31. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living (04 380 1234).

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