17 sports events this week

Watch beach football or check out Skyview at Dubai Airshow

Wednesday 20

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, www.facebook.com/ridebikeshop, vitor@ridebikeshop.com (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, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup 2013
Dubai hosts the international beach soccer event, featuring teams from across the globe. Expect fast-paced action and lots of goals.
Free. Until November 23. Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, www.beachsoccer.com (no number).

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

Thursday 21

Fitness First running club
The gym giant restarts its running club with weekly runs at Safa Park (Thu, 7pm), Deira City Centre (Tue, 7pm) and Motor City (Wed and Mon, 8.30am and 7.30pm).
Free to all, register at any Fitness First club. Various locations (800 348 6377).

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, www.timeouttickets.com.

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

The Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2013
Peruse pre-owned vessels at this annual event, where there are some surprising bargains to be had.
Free. Thu 4pm-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm. Marina at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (04 380 1234).

Friday 22

Donut 10 2013
Take part in the annual Donut 10, a ten mile (16km) road race held in Mushrif Park by the Mirdif Milers running club. This year is the seventh event.
Dhs130. From 7am. Mushrif Park, www.premiermarathons.com.

Spinneys Build Up Ride 4 of 4
It’s the final build up ride before the 92km Cycle Challenge. Today’s distance is 80km.
Dhs50. From 6.30am. Al Qudra Cycle Path, www.premiermarathons.com.

Saturday 23

Fairmont The Palm running club
This new running club has no membership fees and is open to all, regardless of ability. There are three runs a week on Saturday (8.30am), Monday (6.30pm) and Wednesday (6.30pm). All participants get a free T-shirt, massage, smoothie and more when they complete ten runs.
Free. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3330).

Mirdif Futsal fives
Duplays’ first competitive five-a-side futsal league for men is now under way.
Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,500 team. 7pm-9.30pm. Until December 21. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Sunday 24

Check out a new table tennis academy
The new Dubai Table Tennis Academy is now open, founded by Polish national team player Wiktor Gniewek and offering group and private coaching to players of all ages. Open tournaments are
held on the weekends.
From Dhs20 per day, Dhs150 per month, Dhs600 per year. Al Shabab Club, Al Mamzar (050 398 8005).

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, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Monday 25

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

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

Tuesday 26

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

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