21 sporty events to try this week

Mixed martial arts, paddleboarding, basketball for ladies and more

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Wednesday May 29

Circuit training
Embark on a circuit training session using machine and aerobic equipment at the Spa Zen & Health Club. The class aims to boost the metabolism, improve flexibility and increase strength and power. Get a discount if you buy a package of five lessons, or bring a friend with you.
Dhs75 for 30 minutes, Dhs100 for 60 minutes. Until September 31. Spa Zen & Health Club, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0000).

Mirdif Mania five-a-side
Love football? Take part in this indoor five-a-side league for men, which gets underway today.
Dhs580 individual, Dhs2,900 team. Wed 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until July 17. Dubai Modern Education School, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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).

Work out at a new fitness class
The Stables Fitness Centre at Dubai’s Desert Palm is now offering a range of fitness classes to help people keep fit throughout the summer months, including tae bo.
From Dhs60 per class for non-members. Ongoing. The Stables Fitness Centre, Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 602 9300).

Thursday 30

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 different to do on a Thursday night, try Smart Camp, which focuses on 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).

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).

Friday 31

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).

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. Ongoing. Various locations, Absolute Adventure, www.adventure.ae (04 345 9900).

Hilton Dubai Tower Race 2013
This vertical race see participants pound up 36 storeys (a total 730 stairs).
Dhs150. From 8am. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, www.premiermarathons.com (04 318 2207).

Saturday June 1

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. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, www.watercooleddubai.com (04 887 6771).

Play Ultimate Frisbee
Organised by DUPA (Dubai Ultimate Players Association), there’s a recreational pickup game on Saturday afternoons on the beach in JBR, playing five on five. Visit the website for weekly details and to make contact.
Free. 4.30pm-6pm. Ongoing. 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 2

Dynamite Divas basketball league
This all-female recreational basketball league starts today, and is open to players of all skill levels.
Dhs575 individual, Dhs3,400 team. Sun 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until July 21. Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Go paddleboarding at Riva Beach Club
Dubai’s Surf School UAE will be offering stand-up paddleboarding lessons and board hire throughout summer at its newest premise.
Booking is essential. Board rental Dhs85, express lesson Dhs125, group lesson Dhs150. Ongoing. Surf School UAE, Riva Beach Club, www.surfschooluae.com (04 379 1998).

Go wakeboarding with SeaWake
It’s incredibly popular and relatively easy to learn. SeaWake also offers wakesurfing, with a boat big enough to make waves that you can surf without holding onto a rope.
Dhs200 wakeboarding, Dhs220 wakesurfing. Ongoing. SeaWake, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Monday 3

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 4

Corporate basketball league
Pull together a team of your colleagues and have your HR department sign you up for this season’s corporate basketball league, which starts today.
Dhs2,450 team. Tue 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until June 25. Gems World Academy DXB, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394)

De-stress with cardio boxing
Take your frustration out on the pads with Ignite’s weekly classes. Bootcamps are also conducted throughout the week at locations across town.
From Dhs40 introductory class, Dhs60 single class. 8.30am. Ongoing. Palm Jumeirah Park, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).

Mirdif volleyball league
This mixed recreational league is already underway, but teams can choose to absorb you at their own discretion if they find themselves in need of extra players.
Dhs550 individual, Dhs3,300 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until July 16. Dubai Modern Education School, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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