Get involved: 15 sports events this week

Clubs to join and leagues to try

Wednesday 28

Nad Al Sheba group ride
Join ex-professional cyclist Vitor Carvalho for a ride at Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, with an average pace of 24-26km.
Free. Wed from 6.30pm for 50km. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, Nad Al Sheba,, (052 904 0031).

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 29

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, (04 399 1313).

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 30

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).

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 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 show.
Free. Daily except Sun and Wed, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. Until September 7. The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).

Saturday 31

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. Until August 31. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, Emirates Road (E611) (04 264 8717).

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. (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, (055 532 1674).

Sunday 1

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 2

Night rides at Al Qudra
Join Probike’s Monday night rides, which are currently a short but sweet 36km or 45km out-and-back ride along the Al Qudra cycle track, with a pace of between 26-28kmph – though there are two groups, one slow and one fast. In time, as the rides grow, groups will be formed to ride at different speeds.
Free. Starts 6.40pm. Al Qudra Cycle Track, Al Qudra Road, (04 325 5705).

Test yourself against the ‘ultimate’ circuit
High-intensity interval training meets circuit training at this new group class, which claims to guarantee results in record time.
First class free, Dhs50 per session. Mon-Fri 6.45pm, Sat 11am. HM Fitness, Dubai Bowling Centre, Meydan Road, (050 459 9652).

Tuesday 3

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 various methods involving 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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