22 sport and outdoor events

Twilight golf, vertical marathon, netball league and more

Wednesday 3

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, www.tkfitnesslounge.com (04 452 1456).

Spring twilight special at Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Make the most of the weather after work with this golf club’s April deal, which offers unlimited golf after 3pm during the week.
Dhs205 per person. Sun-Thu from 3pm. Until April 30. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches (04 366 3000).

Thursday 4

Discounts on VIPr classes at The Address Dubai Marina
There are offers on VIPr classes for hotel guests and residents as well as visitors this month, with one free session for the latter when they book a package of five classes, and two free sessions when they book a package of ten.
Dhs70 per class, Dhs350 for five, Dhs700 for ten (members and in-house guests); Dhs80 per class, Dhs400 for five, Dhs800 for ten (non-members and outside visitors). Until April 30. Fitness Centre, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

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, www.dubai-personal-training.com (050 157 3552).

Friday 5

Go on an outdoor adventure
Absolute Adventure can help you organise a range of different activities, including treks around coastal and mountainous villages.
From Dhs367 per person. Various locations, Absolute Adventures, www.adventure.ae (04 345 9900).

Hire a boat at Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Choose from cruising itineraries that include trips around the marina, Atlantis and the Burj Al Arab on the 13-metre Carver yacht. Hire rates include soft drinks, nachos and a brie platter, with a captain and hostess, and room for 14 guests.
From Dhs2,200 for two hours. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).

The Dubai Vertical Marathon 2013
Dubai’s keen runners race up the 52-storey Emirates Towers office building in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières.
Dhs500. From 8am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.premiermarathons.com (052 911 0661).

Saturday 6

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

Easter parent and child par 3 challenge
Teams of one parent and one child (aged 15 or younger) play in a greensomes format, where both players hit a tee shot and then choose the ball which is in the best position. Alternate shots are then played until the hole is completed. The winner will be the team with the best overall score, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. There will also be easter eggs hidden for each group to find, and a barbecue afterwards.
Dhs250 per team. From 3.30pm and 5pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Fitness First’s football league
Gym chain Fitness First launches its debut six-a-side football league today, open to anyone who wants to play, whether they’re members, non-members or corporate teams.
Dhs500 per player. Sun-Sat 7pm-10pm. Until May 18. SportZone, Fitness First, Meadows Town Centre (04 437 0545).

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, thegrill@arnonline.com (04 399 3333).

Sunday 7

Go wakeboarding with SeaWake
This fun watersport is incredibly 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, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Join a ladies’ basketball league
Sign up for this all-female recreational league, Dynamite Divas. Teams have already been chosen, but they can absorb you at their own discretion if you’re a late sign-up.
Dhs575 individual, Dhs3,400 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until May 5. Jumeirah Bacclaureate School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Ladies’ netball league
Ladies’ netball league Shooting Stars II starts today, and will run for ten weeks.
Dhs550 individual, Dhs3,900 team. 7pm-10pm. Until June 9. Emirates International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Mirdif volleyball league
Recreational league Mirdif On The Volley II starts today, and is open to men and women who like to play for fun.
Dhs320 individual, Dhs1,900 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until April 28. Dubai Modern Education School, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Monday 8

Al Barsha futsal league
The Futsal Mondial II league for men gets underway today.
Dhs575 individual, Dhs2,950 team. Mon-Tue 7pm-11pm. Until May 27. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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, info@arabianranchesgolf.ae (04 366 3000).

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, www.facebook.com/dubairollerderby (055 889 1725).

Emirates Living basketball league
The men’s recreational Air Jam II basketball league tips off today.
Dhs575 individual, Dhs3,400 team. Mon 7pm-10.30pm, Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Until May 29. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Tuesday 9

De-stress with cardio boxing
Take your frustration out on the pads.
From Dhs40 introductory class, Dhs60 single class. 8.30am. Ongoing. Palm Jumeirah Park, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).

Join a badminton league
The Mirdif Shuttle Masters league is open to both men and women looking to play at a recreational level.
Dhs50 per session, Dhs500 for ten sessions. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Until May 28. Dubai Modern Education School, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Play frisbee with a new league
Today heralds the start of Ultimate Warriors II, a mixed recreational league for adults who fancy playing outdoor frisbee.
Dhs450 individual, Dhs3,200 team. 7.30pm-9pm. Until June 11. Gems World Academy DXB, Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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