15 sports events in Dubai this week

This week: Kobe Bryant and Fit '13 come to town

Wednesday 25

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 26

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 27

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).

Fit ’13
Take part in bootcamps, Crossfit, strongman circuits, Zumba, yoga, bleep tests and much more at this fitness event.
Free. 11am-7pm. Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, www.facebook.com/shapeme (050 855 7320).

Kobe Bryant Health and Fitness Weekend
Watch a celebrity basketball game, coached by the LA Lakers player, featuring local radio DJs and US rapper Soulja Boy on the court, plus a slam-dunk competition.
Dhs250 (upper level), Dhs495 (upper level premier), VIP Dhs795, royal box Dhs3,500, court side Dhs5,000. Doors open 2.30pm, game starts 4.30pm. American University in Dubai. www.timeouttickets.com

Saturday 28

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

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).

17th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championships
Watch as 25 international teams compete in this tournament, including champion Iran and runner-up China. The UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Thailand, Pakistan and more will also take part.
Free. Timings TBA. Until October 6. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Sports Complex, Dubai Sports City (no number).

Sunday 29

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 30

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).

Tuesday 1

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).

The Wellness Brothers and Adrian Hayes talk
Action-man and adventurer Adrian Hayes and Ryan and Sean Penny, The Wellness Brothers and authors of Something Bigger, conduct a talk on the height of success.
Free. From 7pm. Adventure HQ, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 346 6824).

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