22 top sport events in Dubai

Rugby Union, figure skating, watersports and more

Wednesday 24

Clark Francis Tennis adult evening
Join this series of ten adult tennis coaching sessions at the Garhoud club.
Dhs1,000 per person. 8pm-9pm. Until June 26. Clark Francis Tennis Academy, The Aviation Club, Garhoud, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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 25

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).

Dubai Golden Cup: International Figure Skating Championship 2013
This competition on ice sees skaters perform spins, jumps and more, performing solo, with a partner and in groups.
Free. 9.30am-6.30pm. Until April 27. Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 324 4446).

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 26

Asian Five Nations XV Rugby Union Tournament
As the Asian Rugby Football Federation marks its 45th anniversary, the UAE goes head to head with South Korea in the first of two home games to be played in the next three weeks.
Free. Kick-off 5pm. Al Ain Rugby Club, Al Ain, www.asian5nations.com (04 345 9666).

Corporate cricket
The Duplays T20 11-a-side corporate cricket league begins today, open to companies from all fields.
Dhs3,500 per team. Fri-Sat 9am-noon. Until May 18. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Energizer Night Rebel
Choose a distance of either 10km, 20km or 30km and head out over terrains that include jeep trails, goat tracks and short, sharp climbs on this light-reflective course.
Dhs200 per person. From 8.30pm. Location TBA. www.premiermarathons.com (052 831 0017).

Emirates National Rugby League
The four-week tournament enters its second week. Free for spectators.
From 3.30pm, Dubai Sports City, E311, www.emiratesnrl.com (050 228 9256).

Saturday 27

Bungee jump in Dubai
A 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).

Nasimi Watersports Festival
Take part in one of the watersports events or simply relax and take in the action. There will be separate male and female stand-up paddleboard races of distances of 4km and 3km respectively, followed by a fun mixed 2km. There will also be surf-ski and kayaking contests, plus prizes and plenty of entertainment for supporters.
Free. From noon. Nasimi, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (050 768 9226).

Nivea Sun Beach Games
Anyone can take part in this event, which will see teams battle it out in beach volleyball, dodgeball, flip cup and tug-of-war competitions. Teams can have a maximum of 12 players, with at least two females,
and there will be prizes for first, second and third place. There’s also a free bottle of hop beverage or soft drink for all on arrival.
Dhs100 individual, Dhs600 per team. 9am-2pm. 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 28

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).

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 football league
The 10-week Mirdif Football Fanatics’ sevens outdoor league gets under way today.
Dhs575 individual, Dhs4,000 team. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Until June 30. Uptown School, Mirdif, 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 29

Callaway Short Game Challenge at Arabian Ranches Golf Club
In 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).

Tuesday 30

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).

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. The rates include soft drinks and snack platter, with a captain and hostess, and room for 14 guests on board.
From Dhs2,200 for two hours. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).

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. Until June 19. Wellington International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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