16 sports events and clubs to try

A new bootcamp, training course, swimming championship - and mermaid show

Wednesday 21

Do a new indoor bootcamp
Ultimate Fitness Services holds weekly circuit training-style bootcamps on Mondays and Wednesday at its Media City gym.
From Dhs200. Ongoing. 39th floor, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, www.ufs.ae (04 399 1313).

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).

Try an HIIT class at Dubai Ladies Club
High Intensity Interval Training sessions are now held at the Dubai Ladies Club, with classes at varying times on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week.
Dhs50. Wed from 6.05pm. Ladies only. Wellness Centre, Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah (04 349 9922).

Thursday 22

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).

Swimming lesson deals
Sign up for 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).

Friday 23

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. There’s also a dive option for those with PADI licences.
Dhs225 per person (including snorkel and mask to take home). Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).

Ice-skating disco
Hire skates for a disco skating session on Fridays and Saturdays from 9.45pm and weekdays from 10pm, with a DJ spinning hip hop, R&B, trance and more.
Dhs80. From 9.45pm. The Dubai Mall (04 448 5111).

See a mermaid show
See talented swimmers dressed as mermaids join the sharks and fish of Dubai Aquarium for an eye-catching underwater show.
Free. Daily except Sun and Wed, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).

Saturday 24

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 a new sports league
The first week of September, starting from Sunday 1, will see Duplays launch a raft of new leagues, including badminton, football, basketball, softball, hockey and netball. Visit the website to register yourself or team now.
Prices vary. www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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’s a long way off, but now’s the time to train.
Dhs160. From 6.30am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, www.premiermarathons.com (055 532 1674).

Sunday 25

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 26

4th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2013
More than 800 elite junior swimmers under the age of 18 from 90 countries compete in the six-day contest.
Free. Timings TBA. Until August 31. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, Emirates Road (E611) (04 264 8717).

Tuesday 27

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).

Muay Thai fighters class
Fight your way fit with Muay Thai, a style of kickboxing that incorporates strikes using the hands, feet, knees and elbows.
Dhs100 per session. Sun, Tue, Thu 8pm-9.30pm. Pride Fitness Center, Curve Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 663 2124).

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