20 top sport events in Dubai

Ultimate snorkel in the Atlantis aquarium, ultimate frisbee and more

Wednesday 8

Become a watersports pro at Watercooled
As well as equipment hire and tow rides, the Jebel Ali-based centre offers courses in a range of sporting disciplines, including kitesurfing, sailing, windsurfing and powerboating.
From Dhs580 for an introduction to kitesurfing. Ongoing. Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, www.watercooleddubai.com (04 887 6771).

Do an Ultimate Snorkel
If you aren’t a certified scuba diver, there is now a new way for you to get inside The Ambassador Lagoon, home to 65,000 marine animals including enormous rays, sharks, wrasse and many more. Strap on a snorkel and swim around at the surface – the best place for spotting the tank’s black tip reef sharks.
Dhs225 per person (including snorkel and mask to take home). Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).

Revolution Nights
Every Wednesday, Dubai’s Revolution Cycles heads out onto the Dubai Autodrome Club Circuit under the floodlights for an evening of cycling, jogging, rollerblading and walking. Those who want to take on the 2.46km track by bike or blades however must wear a helmet.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City (04 369 7441).

Thursday 9

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

Hit a bootcamp session in JLT
If you’re looking for something a bit different to do this Thursday night, try Smart Fitness’s popular bootcamp sessions, which focuses on exercises that use functional and compound movements to help with strength, conditioning and weight loss.
Dhs50 per class, packages available. Thu, Tue, Sun 7pm-8pm. Smart Fitness, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.smartfitness.ae (04 438 5055).

Friday 10

Asian 5 Nations XV’s International Rugby Tournament
The UAE rugby team takes on Japan in this second game on home soil, which the organisers are describing as a ‘David vs. Goliath’ match.
Free. From 8pm. The Sevens, Al Ain Road (E66) (04 345 9666).

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 Adventure, www.adventure.ae (04 345 9900).

Yoga and horseback riding
Spend a morning trekking through a desert park on horseback – whether you’re a complete novice or seasoned rider, they will find the right horse for you. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing, stretching yoga session, followed by a picnic in the gardens and a gentle trek on foot through the park.
Dhs650 per person. 8am-3.30pm. Mushrif Park, Al Khawaneej Road, livia@live2lead.com, www.duplays.com (050 181 9527).

Saturday 11

Play Ultimate Frisbee
Organised by DUPA (Dubai Ultimate Players Association), there’s a recreational pickup game played every Saturday afternoon on the beach in JBR, playing five on five. Play goes on until sunset, and sometimes beyond with illuminated discs. Most weekends end with a swim or a few cold drinks at Wavebreaker. Visit the website for weekly details and to make contact.
Free. 4.30pm-6pm. Beach in front of the Ritz-Carlton, JBR, www.dubaiupa.com (no number).

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 12

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 ten-week Mirdif Football Fanatics’ sevens outdoor league starts today.
Dhs575 individual, Dhs4,000 team. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Until July 14. 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 May 19. Dubai Modern Education School, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Monday 13

Basketball league
The Air Jam II league is already underway, but if you’re keen to play, it’s still worth turning up. If they’re short of players, teams can absorb you at their own discretion.
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).

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).

Try an MMA class at Pride Fitness Center
These sessions combine techniques from muay Thai, western boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling and more. Strikes from both standing and ground positions, takedowns, throws, chokes and joint locks are all used to control and subdue an opponent. There are also supercore women’s-only strength and conditioning classes on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
MMA Dhs80, supercore Dhs100 per class, packages available. MMA Mon and Wed 8pm-9.30pm. Ongoing. The Curve Building, Al Quoz (055 663 2124).

Tuesday 14

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

Round of golf and a free breakfast
Throughout May, The Track is offering a special rate on nine holes of golf and breakfast. To combat the heat and likelihood of increased requests for early and late tee times, the Meydan course will be open from 6.30am throughout summer.
Dhs195 per person. Until May 31. The Track, Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydangolf.com (04 381 3733).

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