Top sporting events this week in Dubai

Dubai World Cup Carnival, Meydan Race Nights, Polo Gold Cup and more

Wednesday 29

The Royal Salute UAE Nations Cup 2014
The game of kings comes to Dubai and sees six international polo teams vying for the tournament cup, with the final match on January 31.
Free entry until January 30. January 31 by invitation only. Desert Palm Polo Club, Al Awir Road, desertpalm.peraquum.com (04 323 8888).

Revolution Cycling Nights
Cycling enthusiasts can join this weekly ride at Dubai Autodrome. The track is shared with joggers and runners but is a fun and safe way to enjoy cycling in Dubai.
Free. 7pm-9pm, Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.rcdxb.com (04 369 7441).

Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Watch some of the best golfers take to the fairways of the Emirates Golf Club this week. Children under 18 are free when accompanied by a paying adult, Adult tickets from Dhs175.
Until February 2. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaidesertclassic.com (04 380 2112).

Thursday 30

Dubai Show Jumping Championships 2014
Enjoy the skill and discipline of elite jockeys and showjumpers at this event. Three days of world-class jumping and entertainment make this an excellent day out. The championships form part of the region-wide Arab League.
Free. Until February 1. Emirates Equestrian Centre, near Dubai International Endurance City, www.emiratesequestriancentre.com (050 553 7986).

Friday 31

Dubai World Cup Carnival
Combine glamour and sportsmanship at one of the biggest equestrian events on the sporting calendar.
Free entry to the grandstand. 6.30pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubairacingclub.com (04 327 0077).

Saturday February 1

Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series (Silver cup) 2014
The prestigious events starts this weekend and attracts a wealth of polo talent as well as international VIPs. The event is a great day out, there’s full hospitality and families can bring a picnic and enjoy a kids’ fun zone lawn while catching the sporting action.
Free. Until February 15. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.dubaipologoldcup.com (050 256 9791).

Celebrity Cricket League
This star-studded cricket series, where Bollywood meets cricket, gets underway. A deluge of acting talent from the Indian silver screen such as Suniel Shetty, Bobby Deol and Rajeev Pillai will be taking to the crease in this showcase event.
From Dhs25. From 1pm and 5pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, www.ccl.in (04 386 3844).

Meydan Race Nights
Make the most of the equestrian season and enjoy a night at the races. Free entry to the grandstand, hospitality packages are available.
6.30pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubairacingclub.com (04 327 0077).

Jones Lang LaSalle
Super sprint and Sprint triathlon This is the final event of the series. Athletes who entered previous events have the chance to improve, while newcomers can take on the challenging course. The swim will be in the sea, followed by the bike section on the open roads outside of the Jebel Ali Golf resort, with the final run through the grounds of the hotel.
Registration from Dhs225. 7am. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, www.www.race-me-events.com (no number).

Sunday 2

Hat Trick Heroes indoor hockey
Sign up for five-a-side indoor hockey.Have fun, improve your skills and enjoy yourself with fellow teammates in this new league. Duplays will provide standard plastic indoor hockey sticks and goalie equipment if you don’t have your own.
Dhs400 for individuals, Dhs2,800 to register a team. 7.30pm-9.30pm, until March 9. Regent International School, The Greens, www.duplaysdubai.playpass.com (04 447 2394).

Monday 3

Women’s indoor basketball
If you’re an active lady that likes to shoot hoops, then why not sign up for the indoor basketball league with Duplays.
Dhs400 to register as an individual, Dhs2,800 to register a team. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until March 9. Collegiate American School, Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah, www.duplaysdubai.playpass.com (04 447 2394).

Tuesday 4

Play softball
The new softball season has started at Duplays, and teams are looking for new players to get involved. The teams are for men and women for mixed competitive games. Newcomers should enrol to division two. There is a pay-to-play rule so preference will be given to teams that have paid in full.
Dhs350 for an individual, Dhs3,500 to register a team. Tue 7pm-11pm. Until March 11. Duplays. Dubai Softball Fields, Business Bay, www.duplaysdubai.playpass.com (04 447 2394).

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