15 sports events in Dubai this week

Leagues to join, new apps and more local news

Wednesday 2

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 3

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 a playlist to it.
Free. apple.itunes.com

Friday 4

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).

Ignite Pink is Pink Swim Run 2013
This 3km run and 600m swim in aid of Safe & Sound Breast Cancer Charity allows competitors to enter individually or as part of a team.
Dhs150 (individual), Dhs250 (team). From 7.15am. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, www.premiermarathons.com (050 715 0785).

Spinneys Build Up Ride: 2 of 4
The second in the practice series for the Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, designed to get your cycling abilities up to the next level. The distance is 45km.
Dhs180. From 6am. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, www.premiermarathons.com (050 680 4528).

Wadi Adventure Aquathlon 2013
This epic competition includes a 400m swim, 2.5km run, both done twice.
Dhs120 individual. Dhs220 team. From 7am. Wadi Adventure, Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, www.premiermarathons.com (050 817 8955).

Saturday 5

Dubai Desert Road Run October 2013
This race features two distances; a 10km race and a 3km fun run. Both distances are timed, and feature medals for all finishers.
Dhs89 (10km), Dhs50 (3km). From 7am. The Sevens Stadium, E66, www.premiermarathons.com (055 889 4568).

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 champions Iran and runners-up China. The UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, and Pakistan also take part.
Free. Until October 6. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Sports Complex, Dubai Sports City (no number).

Sunday 6

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 7

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 8

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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