This week's top sports events

The DP World Tour Championship golf rolls into town, and more

Wednesday 13

Al Marmoum Camel Racing Season
The camel racing season is under way, with events running right through to 2014. Races run this week on Wednesday and Thursday.
Free. 6am-8am, 3pm-5pm. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, E66 (055 676 0006).

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,, (052 904 0031).

Netball league
This indoor recreational league for women is one of Duplays’ most popular.
Dhs300 individual, Dhs2,500 team. 7pm-10.30pm. Until November 13. Collegiate American School, Umm Suqeim, (04 447 2394).

South Africa v Pakistan cricket series
T20 The two nations face off in this three-day T20.
Tickets from Dhs30. From 8pm. Until November 15. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1111).

Volleyball league
The Serve It Up league is aimed at players who want a good challenge every night and don’t want to play weaker teams.
Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,500 team. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until December 18. Collegiate American School, (04 447 2394).

Thursday 14

DP World Tour Championship
Golfing greats descend on the city for the culmination of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
Free. From 8am. Until November 17. Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates (04 340 0066).

Mercedes Benz Detour 2013
A special event exclusively for Mercedes Benz owners, testing participants on their navigation, time calculation and mental skills in a special hunt.
Dhs400, open to Mercedes Benz owners only. 7am-5pm. Across Dubai (04 388 0767).

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 thereafter. Mon-Fri 6.45pm, Sat 11am. HM Fitness, Dubai Bowling Centre, Meydan Road, (050 459 9652).

Friday 15

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

Urban-Ultra Desert Stinker 2013
For this two-stage desert adventure, choose a distance of either 10km or 20km. On Friday night you will run your distance in the dark on a flat course, before returning to camp for food and fun (but no shower, hence the ‘stinker’). On Saturday morning, you will run your distance over the dunes.
Dhs200 per person. From 7.30pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Camp,

Saturday 16

Football league
The Volkswagen men’s seven-a-side division two league is now under way, but teams may absorb individuals at their own discretion.
Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,500 team. 7pm-11pm. Until December 14. Dubai American Academy, (04 447 2394).

Mirdif Futsal fives
Duplays launches its inaugural competitive five-a-side futsal league for men today.
Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,500 team. 7pm-9.30pm. Until December 21. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif, (04 447 2394).

The Track 9 Hole League
This six-week league will feature a fixture every Saturday afternoon from 5pm. All entrants get a dozen TaylorMade Lethal golf balls, and there will be prizes every week for the winner, two nearest the pins and longest drive, plus overall league prizes.
Dhs1,500 per person. 5pm-7pm. Until January 18. The Track, Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, (04 447 2394).

Sunday 17

Pick-up Sundays
Join in Duplays’ pay-per-play ultimate pick-up frisbee sessions, which take place every Sunday evening.
Dhs40. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until December 8. Dubai Softball Fields, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 447 2394).

Monday 18

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.
Free. Starts 6.40pm. Al Qudra Cycle Track, (04 325 5705).

Skyview at Dubai Airshow
Watch a spectacular air show featuring stunt pilots and commercial and military aircraft.
Dhs60 (adults), Dhs30 (kids). Noon-6pm. Until November 21. Dubai World Central, Jebel Ali

Tuesday 19

Smart Core class
Give your core a thorough workout with this intense 30-minute class, led by Richmond.
From Dhs450 per month for unlimited group classes. 6.30pm-7pm.Smart Fitness, Cluster M, JLT, (04 438 5055).

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

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