15 sports event in Dubai this week

New touch rugby, softball and hockey leagues to join

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Wednesday 11

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, www.facebook.com/ridebikeshop, vitor@ridebikeshop.com (052 904 0031).

Touch rugby
The Midas Touch IV league is one of the most popular mixed leagues in the city. Teams of seven play outdoors, and each must have at least one woman on the field at all times.
Dhs400 individual, Dhs3,200 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until November 13. Gems World Academy DXB, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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 12

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).

Dubai Fitness Championship
It’s the final round of the competition, which aims to promote health and sports. Watch as the city’s fastest and strongest battle it out in the finals at the Dubai Ice Rink.
Free. From 7pm. Until September 14. The Dubai Mall, www.dxbfitness.com (052 674 1131).

Friday 13

Badminton league
This pay-per-play league is open to all skill levels, with attendees playing in a doubles format.
Dhs60 per session. 5pm-7pm. Until November 15. Collegiate American School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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

Saturday 14

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).

Dubai Softball League, division B
The autumn season of the popular league, managed by Duplays, offers a slice of American sport in the city. As always, the league is mixed, and competitive, yet fun and social, and offers a great outdoor workout as the weather cools down.
Dhs700 individual. Dhs8,000 team. 7pm-11pm. Until December 14. Dubai Softball Fields, Business Bay, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Sunday 15

Ball hockey league
For those who want more from hockey in Dubai than just watching it on TV at 3am, the ball hockey league offers men and women the chance to see some real action, in a five-on-five mixed recreational league, Mighty Ducks Reloaded.
Dhs400 individual, Dhs3,000 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until November 10. Regent International School, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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).

Monday 16

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, www.facebook.com/probikeshop (04 325 5705).

Ultimate frisbee league
Join the Ultimate Warriors for a fun, inclusive game of Ultimate Frisbee. Play is already under way, but teams can absorb you at their discretion.
Dhs450 individual, Dhs3,200 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until November 11. Emirates International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Tuesday 17

Flag football league
Back by popular demand, the Duplays seven-a-side American flag football league is now on. Play is already under way, but teams can choose to absorb new members or pick up players at their own discretion.
Dhs400 individual, Dhs3,000 team. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until October 29. Dubai Softball Fields, Business Bay, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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, www.hiit.ae (050 459 9652).

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