16 sports events in Dubai

From softball to a bungee jump, sports action to try this week

Wednesday 18

Iftar challenge
Join the annual Iftar Challenge 5km race at the Dubai Autodrome, with the chance to win prizes.
Dhs50 (adults), Dhs20 (under 18s). Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.premiermarathons.com (050 624 3213).

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).

Thursday 19

Try 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).

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 other tunes.
Dhs80. From 9.45pm. The Dubai Mall (04 448 5111).

Friday 20

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).

Bungee jump
Feeling brave? Head over to Gravity Zone to try out Dubai’s only bungee jump, with a 50m-high platform.
Dhs339 single jump, Dhs499 tandem jump. Gravity Zone, Power Play Centre, Business Bay (056 274 5520).

Snowboarding at Ski Dubai
Members of the Dubai Boarders social snowboarding club meet up to hit the slopes together for a couple of hours.
Dhs200 for two-hour slope session, lockers Dhs20. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, www.meetup.com/dubai-boarders (no number).

Saturday 21

Download a new running app
Puma has launched its Pumatrac app for iPhone that allows runners to monitor their performance as well as log their distance, GPS and calories burned. You can also sync your playlist to it.

Dubai Softball League
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).

Football league
The Volkswagen 7s division two men’s social league starts up today, open to teams of all abilities looking to play at a recreational level.
Dhs500 individual, Dhs4,000 team. 7pm-10.30pm. Until November 23. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Sunday 22

Ball hockey league
This 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 23

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 24

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 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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