22 sport and outdoor events

Dragon boats, triathlon, motorcross, volleyball and more

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Wednesday 10

Check out a 24-hour gym
TK Fitness Lounge offers 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.
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 11

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).

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).

Friday 12

Hire a boat at Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Choose from trips around the marina, Atlantis and the Burj Al Arab on the 13-metre Carver yacht. Rates include soft drinks and snack 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).

Dubai Festival City Dragon Boat Festival
Competitors will battle it out on the creek while spectators cheer from the Festival Marina promenade. There will be entertainment and refreshments available throughout the day.
Free for spectators. 8am-5.30pm. Festival Marina, Dubai Festival City (055 855 5765).

Le Grand Sting and Le Petit Sting Triathlon
The Sting triathlon returns, this time in two formats. The Petit Sting will be two triathlons of a 375m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run completed twice. Le Grand Sting will consist of the same circuit completed four times.
Dhs220 individual, Dhs400 team. From 7.30am. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, www.premiermarathons.com (050 817 8955).

Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour
This heart-stopping freestyle motocross competition returns to Dubai, this year held in a new location at Downtown. Watch as competitors soar through the air, performing breathtaking stunts from a series of ramps. Dhs75 (standing), Dhs175 (seated grandstand B, D, E), Dhs275 (seated, grandstand A, C). Doors open 5pm, show starts 8pm. Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.timeouttickets.com

Saturday 13

Bungee jump in Dubai
A new sports centre has opened in Al Quoz, offering bungee jumping. It will soon add a catapult, zipwire and abseiling to its portfolio. Book in advance.
Bungee jump from Dhs339. Ongoing. Open Fri-Sat 11am-5.30pm. Gravity Zone, Power Play Football, Al Quoz, www.gravityzone.co (056 364 7997).

Consulate and Embassy Beach Games
Teams will battle it out in sports including beach volleyball, dodgeball, tug-of-war and relay races.
Dhs1,600 per team. 9am-noon. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Nivea Sun Beach Volleyball
This tournament features teams of six and four going head to head on the sand. All entrants receive all-day beach access, a giveaway bag and a complimentary bottle of hops or soft drink.
Dhs100 individual, Dhs400 team of four, Dhs600 team of six. 2pm-6pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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 14

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).

Happy Gilmore golf league
The Happy Gilmore Par 3 golf league returns for a seventh season. All entrants receive 12 TaylorMade golf balls and an Adidas golf shirt. There will be prizes every week for the top two, and overall league prizes from TaylorMade for the top three. There are separate divisions for men and women.
Dhs1,200 per person. 8pm-11pm. Until June 2. Emirates Golf Club, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Ladies’ netball league
Play in the ladies’ netball league Shooting Stars II. Play is already underway, but teams can choose to absorb you at their own discretion.
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 both 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 15

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).

Corporate football league
Sign up with your colleagues for this men’s corporate tournament, which starts today.
Dhs2,100 per team. 8pm-11pm. Until May 6. Gems World Academy DXB, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (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, www.facebook.com/dubairollerderby (055 889 1725).

Tuesday 16

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).

Midas Touch rugby league
This men’s touch rugby league returns for a second season.
Dhs575 individual, Dhs3,800 team. Tue 7pm-9.30pm, Wed 7.30pm-10pm. Wellington International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Play frisbee with a new league
Play in the 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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