Sport & outdoor events

Wednesday 13

An evening with ‘Big Ron’ Atkinson
English former professional footballer and manager Big Ron joins presenter Rob McCaffrey to talk about the English game and the current state of professional football.
Free. From 9pm. West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).

Bungee jump in Dubai
A new extreme sports centre has opened in Al Quoz, offering bungee jumping and a catapult. It will soon add a zipwire and abseiling to its portfolio.
Bungee jump from Dhs339. Gravity Zone, Power Play Football, Al Quoz, (056 364 7997).

Check out Dubai’s new 24-hour gym
TK Fitness Lounge describes itself as a personalised gym, offering one-on-one training with pro instructors. It’s all about the details, down to the selection of music and DVDs to motivate each guest. Workouts are by appointment, and there is no joining fee.
Entry by donation. Dhs450 per session, Dhs3,000 for ten sessions, price on request for ten platinum sessions (private hire of full gym, with limo pick-up and drop-off). Ongoing. Barsha, (04 452 1456).

Thursday 14

Discounts on golf for two at The Track
The Track golf course is striving to make the sport affordable in the city, with ever-changing offers, and March is no different. Golfers at Meydan this month get a two ball for nine holes during midweek tee times at a discounted rate.
Dhs222. Sun-Thu 7am-4pm. Until March 31. The Track, Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, (04 381 3733).

Friday 15

Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship
Catch the first round of the 2013 Endurance Challenge, with a 12-hour race testing the stamina of competitors.
Free for spectators. From 2pm. Dubai Kartdrome, Dubai Autodrome, MotorCity, (04 367 8744).

Dubai Polo Gold Cup 2013: the final
The Gold Cup features six UAE polo teams, each starring professional international players. Today is the final of the championship, and attendees can either pack a picnic for a great day out, or book brunch at the club.
Dhs150 per person. Matches at 2pm and 4pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, opposite Arabian Ranches,

Urban Ultra Big Stinker 2013
Run 12km, 24km or 36km in this run, which goes up a mountain, taking in a 540m ascent and descent for every 12km loop.
Dhs200. From 7.30am. Ras Al Khaimah, (050 446 2069).

Sign up for White Collar Boxing
Dubai’s best-known amateur boxing event returns this June, but competitors only have until the end of this month to sign up to take part and get training. All entrants must be approved by the organisers before they will be officially taken on board.
Visit the website to register. Free. Until March 31.

Saturday 16

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.
Free. 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Barasti, (04 399 3333).

UAE Corporate Rugby Sevens
Head down to cheer on the eight amateur teams taking part in this annual corporate event. As well as action on the pitch, there will be an arts and crafts fair, kids zone, raffle prizes and plenty of food and drinks from the Jebel Ali Golf Resort. For the end of the day, Barasti has arranged complimentary bus transport from the event to the popular beach bar, which will be screening the Six Nations live. Entry by donation.
From noon. International Centre of Excellence, Jebel Ali, (050 294 5823).

XL Volleyball Challenge
Every Saturday, XL Beach Club hosts a volleyball challenge. Mixed teams of four battle it out to win prizes, which go to the winning team, player of the day and the liveliest participant – in some cases you might get a prize just for turning up.
Free. 12.30pm-5.30pm. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

Sunday 17

Go wakeboarding with SeaWake
This fun watersport is becoming increasingly popular, and is relatively easy to learn. SeaWake also offers wakesurfing, with a boat big enough to make waves you can surf without holding onto a rope.
Dhs200 wakeboarding, Dhs220 wakesurfing. Ongoing. SeaWake, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, (04 447 2394).

Join a ladies’ basketball league
Sign up for this all-female recreational league, Dynamite Divas, which starts today.
Dhs575 individual, Dhs3,400 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until May 5. Jumeira Bacclaureate School, Jumeirah, (04 447 2394).

Spike It Up volleyball league
This indoor recreational volleyball league is open to both men and women looking to get fit and socialise at the same time.
Dhs550 individual, Dhs3,300 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until April 28. Collegiate American School, Umm Suqeim, (04 447 2394).

Monday 18

Callaway Short Game Challenge at Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Over the next two months, players can take the short game challenge. Coaches will aim to help you reduce your handicap, with six 30-minute lessons dedicated to short game and improved scoring, plus access to the par 3 academy course. The person who records the biggest reduction by the end of April will win three Callaway wedges.
Dhs980. Until April 30. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, (04 366 3000).

Corporate football league
This new men’s league is open to companies in any industry, and will run for four weeks.
Dhs2,100 team. 8pm-11pm. Until April 8. Gems World Academy, Al Barsha, (04 447 2394).

Dubai Roller Derby
Whether you’re a novice or pro, take part in this skate fitness and derby training session, which runs every Monday and Wednesday.
Dhs30 per session, Dhs175 for monthly subscriptions. 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Tennis 360, Meydan Tennis Academy, next to Meydan Hotel, (055 889 1725).

Tuesday 19

Corporate cricket
Assemble your colleagues and sign up for this new men’s recreational cricket league, which starts today in Nad Al Sheba.
Dhs3,500 per team. Tue-Wed 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until April 10. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, (04 447 2394).

Personal training offers from Healthy 4 U
Anyone who signs up for ten sessions of personal training, and refers a friend who books ten sessions, will get three free sessions. The client with the most referrals will win a one-night stay in a five-star hotel in the UAE.
Personal training Dhs250-350 per session. Ongoing. Various locations across Dubai, (050 157 3552).

Sign up and get training for The Dubai Vertical Marathon 2013
Challenge yourself (and your legs) with this race up the 52-storey Jumeirah Emirates Towers office building, which takes place on Friday April 5 in aid of international charity Médecins Sans Frontières.
Dhs500. From 8am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, (052 911 0661).

De-stress with cardio boxing
Take your frustration out on the pads and start your day feeling de-stressed.
From Dhs40 introductory class, Dhs60 single class. From 8.30am. Palm Jumeirah Park, (055 886 9158).

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