Sport in Dubai this week

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Spinneys cycle challenge, colour run and more

Wednesday 11

Sri Lanka v Pakistan 2013
Watch live international cricket as Sri Lanka and Pakistan face each other in this T20 match.
Tickets from Dhs45. 8pm. Until December 13. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. www.dubaisportscity.ae (04 425 1111).

Volleyball league
This league is aimed at players who want a good challenge every night.
Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,500 team. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until December 18. Collegiate American School, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Thursday 12

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).

Try the ‘ultimate’ circuit
High-intensity interval training meets circuit training at this group class.
First class free, Dhs50 per session thereafter. Mon-Fri 6.45pm, Sat 11am. HM Fitness, Meydan Road, www.hiit.ae (050 459 9652).

Friday 13

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge 2013 (Final Challenge)
The largest cycling event in the Middle East reaches its conclusion today: 2,000 local and international amateur cyclists will be taking part in this 92km challenge across iconic locations and tracks around Dubai.
Free to watch. www.cyclechallenge.ae (04 321 0008).

UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series (Final Round)
For sheer exhilaration and thrills on water check out the XCAT – extreme catamaran – powerboating final this weekend. Teams of super-fast boats will be tearing up the Marina in a bid to win the final round of this championship.
Free. Until December 14. Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, www.xcatracing.com (04 405 8800).

UAE National Race Day 2013-14 Series (Round 4)
Enjoy a free family day of top gear thrills and speed at the Dubai Autodrome. Motoring fans will see Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, the NGK Racing Series, UAE Sportbike Championship and the Radical Middle East Cup.
Free. 9am-5pm, Dubai Autordrome, Emirates Road www.dubaiautodrome.com (04 367 8700).

Guided Kayak
Tours Paddle along The Palm on a guided tour, and take in the sights as you go. There’s a stop for lunch, too.
From Dhs230, morning tours start at 10.30am, afternoon tours at 2.30pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sofitel The Palm Jumeirah East Crescent Road www.seayou.ae (04 420 6100).

Saturday 14

The Color Run
Dubai’s most colourful sports event takes place today. The first event of its kind in Dubai, The Color Run is a 5km fun run that finishes with a colour festival, where participants party and get doused with powdered paint in the process.
9am, The Dubai Autodrome, Motor City. www.thecolourrun.com (no number).

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 15

Al Marmoum Camel Racing
Enjoy the traditional Emirati activity of camel racing.
Until Monday 16. Morning session 7am-9am, afternoon session 2.30pm-4.30pm Racetrack, Dubai Al Ain Road (050 676 0006).

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).

Monday 16

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).

Frisbee play
Try out Ultimate Frisbee, for a combination of fun and fitness. All abilities are welcome to this pay-as-you-play session.
Dhs40 per session, 7.30pm-9pm. Dubai Softball Fields www.duplaysdubai.playpass.com/a/2999-ultimaniacs (04 447 2394).

Tuesday 17

Smart Core class
Give your core a thorough workout with this intense 30-minute class.
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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