15 sports events in Dubai this week

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Wednesday 18
FREE Camel Racing The camel racing season is in full swing, so be sure to catch this traditional Emirati activity. Free. Morning races start at 7am-9am, afternoon races start at 2.30pm-4.30pm. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Al Ain Road
(055 676 0006).
NEW High-Tech Spa and fitness at Atlantis, The Palm The ShuiQi Spa & Fitness Centre facility reopens this week after a state-of- the-art refurbishment. The facility features Technogym’s exclusive ARTIS range, the first integrated collection of cardio, strength and functional equipment in the region. From Dhs210, Atlantis The Palm,
Crescent Road, The Palm Island, www.atlantisthepalm.com
(04 426 1000).
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 19
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).
TODAY ONLY Meydan Races Nights 2013 The horse racing season continues at Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse.
Free, for hospitality packages book online. 6.30pm, Meydan Race Track Nad Al Sheba. www.dubairacingclub.com (04 327 2110).
Friday 20
TODAY ONLY International Cricket – Sri Lanka v Pakistan 2013 (Cricket Series, One Day International) Watch Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in this one-day international fixture. Tickets
from Dhs40, 3pm, Dubai International Cricket Stadium,
Dubai Sports City, www.dubaisportscity.ae (056 1361 059).
TODAY ONLY 9 Race Giant Bicycles Duathlon Series A family-friendly duathlon, this event is open to triathletes, duathletes, cyclists, runners and fitness enthusiasts, of all ages and abilities. Children are welcome too. Distances of the main race are run 5km cycle, 40km and 5km run and the secondary race are 3km cycle, 25km and 2.5km run. The Kids Duathlon (for children aged 12 and under) will be raced over a distance of run 1km cycle, 4.5km and 1km run. Registration fees apply, 1pm,
The Sevens Stadium, E66 Dubai, www.premiermarathons.com
(050 105 7845).
Guided Kayak Tours Paddle along The Palm on a guided tour, and take in the sights as you go. From Dhs230, morning tours start at 10am, 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 21
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 22
NEW Paddleboard yoga Improve balance, core conditioning and mental poise by practising yoga on a floating paddleboard. Stand-up paddle yoga lessons are taught by professional, qualified yoga instructor and all abilities are welcome. Dhs125, Every Sunday and Wednesday at 4pm-5.30pm, and every Monday and Thursday at 10.30am-12pm, Sofitel The Palm, Jumeirah East Crescent Road.
www.seayou.ae (04 420 6100).
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 23
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 24
Smart Core class Give your core a thorough workout. From Dhs450 per month, 6.30pm-7pm. Smart Fitness, Cluster M, JLT,
www.smartfitness.ae (04 438 5055).

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