Best sport events in Dubai

Basketball, crazy golf, swimming lessons and more

Wednesday 31

Basketball league
Join the Dynamite Divas III Ramadan basketball league, open exclusively to the fairer gender. Play is already under way, but teams can absorb you at their discretion.
Dhs250 individual, Dhs1,500 team. 8pm-10pm. Until August 7. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Circuit training
Get a discount on circuit training classes if you buy a package of five lessons, or bring a friend with you.
Dhs100 for 60 minutes. Until September 31. Spa Zen & Health Club, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0000).

Revolution Nights
Revolution Cycles heads out onto the club circuit for cycling, jogging, rollerblading and walking.
Free. Wed 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City (04 369 7441).

Thursday 1

Get fit and win free training
Sign up for 20 personal training sessions and for every kilo you lose get one free session; for every 1.2 percent of muscle gained get two free sessions.
Dhs2,600. Until September 30. Fitness Centre, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).

Squash tournament
Take part in this squash tournament, with categories for three different levels of play. The grand final takes place Thursday August 15 to Saturday 17, with a prize fund of Dhs20,000.
Dhs150 per entrant. Thu-Sat 9am-10pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Friday 2

Check out a glow-in-the-dark mini golf course
A new indoor course offers players the chance to putt their way around 18 holes, featuring obstacles such as boulders from Mars.
Dhs75 per person. Ongoing. Tee & Putt, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 357 3290).

Do an ultimate snorkel
Swim inside The Ambassador Lagoon, home to 65,000 marine animals including enormous rays, sharks, wrasse and many more.
Dhs225 per person (including snorkel and mask to take home). Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).

Ride Club Challenge
Race on programmable CycleOps I400 PRO indoor bikes every Friday. The aim is to cover the greatest distance during a set amount of time. There are prizes handed out after each race and winners qualify for the final where there’s the chance to win a CycleOps trainer worth Dhs6,900. There are also classes on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8am and 8pm for the same price.
Dhs50 per person. From 5pm. Until August 9. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre (052 904 0031).

Saturday 3

Check out new rides at Sega Republic
The indoor theme park has had a complete makeover, with new rides including Xyclone, Robotnik, Lazeraze and bumper cars, plus a new entrance.
From Dhs15-30. Ongoing. Sega Republic, The Dubai Mall (04 448 8484).

Sign up for the Dubai Creek Striders half marathon
Registration is now open for the 12th Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders half marathon, which will take place on Friday December 6. It may seem like a long way off, but now’s the time to get training.
Dhs160. From 6.30am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, www.premiermarathons.com (055 532 1674).

Sunday 4

Unlimited golf at Dubai Creek
Pay one fee and get unlimited access to the 18-hole championship course seven days a week, including cart hire, until the end of September. Pass holders also get a 30-minute golf lesson with a PGA-qualified instructor, use of the recently refurbished gym and pool at Fit Lab, unlimited access to the par three course, driving range and practice areas, plus discounts on dining and equipment.
Dhs4,350 per person. Until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Monday 5

Play golf for just Dhs100
The Track’s June golf deal was so popular, it has been extended for another month and will now run until the end of Summer. Play nine holes between 6.30am and 4pm, Sunday to Thursday, at a discounted rate. Dhs100 per person. Ongoing. Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3733).

Carve a snowman and play games at Ski Dubai
Stay cool with a day of snowman carving (and dressing) and snowball target practice in the snow park. There’s also a Ramadan camp for kids.
Snow park access Dhs140 (adults), Dhs130 (kids). Mall of the Emirates (800 386).

Tuesday 6

Learn golf for less
Arabian Ranches Golf Club is offering discounts on golfing tuition, including a special summer lessons package that includes three 45-minute sessions and a one-month practice pass.
Dhs575 non-member, Dhs495 member. Until September 30. Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 366 0000).

Swimming lesson deals
Sign up for an intensive summer swimming lessons, open to adults and kids at the Media Rotana Hotel. From Dhs270 for three 30-minute one-on-one lessons, from Dhs126 for three 30-minute group lessons with two other swimmers.
Until September 30. Media Rotana Hotel, TECOM (050 505 6546).

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