This week's biggest sport events

Tennis Championship, Dubai Desert Road Run and 10 more to see and do

1 Swim by the Burj Al Arab
See Fri 21.

2 Have a night at the races
See Thu 20.

3 Check out the Tour Dubike Cycling Festival
See Fri 21.

4 Watch the Dubai Duty Free Tennis
See Mon 24.

5 Take on The Beast
See Fri 21.

Wednesday 19

Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series
Watch teams of the best polo players in the world compete for a place in the final on Friday March 14.
Free. 2.30pm. Until March 14. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches,, (050 119 0732).

Dubai Corporate Sports Tournament
Watch company bosses and employees join forces in this sporting league, pitting their skill against rival companies. Events to catch include athletics, basketball, football, touch rugby and cricket.
Free for spectators. 8am-8pm. Until March 22. Grand Finale March 21. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City & Dubai Bowling Centre, Al Quoz, (04 425 3553).

Thursday 20

Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014
Cheer on the finest horses and their jockeys at this entertaining showcase night of international horse racing.
Free general admission. 6.30pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, (04 327 2110).

Friday 21

Tour Dubike Cycling Festival
Join a celebration of cycling at the Al Qudra cycle path. This event caters to cyclists of all ages and abilities. Rides will have a variety of distances – 161km, 100km, 50km, and 20km for adults, there will also be a 2km and 5km kids’ event.
From Dhs50 for children, Dhs200 for adults depending on chosen distance. 7am. Event starts at Dubai International Endurance City (next to Bab Al Shams and opposite the mosque on the Al Qudra Cycle Path), (050 105 7845).

ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Tournament
The best young cricket talents are playing at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in a 16-day competition. This will be the first time the event has been held in Dubai.
Free. 10am. Until March 1. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, (04 425 1111).

The Beast Sprint Triathlon
Considered one of the hardest sprint triathlons in the world. This race has over 900m of vertical gain on Al Ain’s Jebel Hafeet mountain ascent and a gruelling run to the finish. Not one for first-timers. Participants must be over 16.
Dhs225. 7am. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, (03 781 8422).

Swim Burj Al Arab
Swimmers are called upon to take part in this 800m swim challenge. This annual event raises funds for Médecins Sans Frontières in support of its humanitarian missions around the world. This year there will also be a 1,600m competitive swim for the more ambitious athletes.
Free to spectate. 8am. Wild Wadi, Burj Al Arab Beach, Umm Suqeim, (no number).

Saturday 22

Dubai Desert Road Run
A running challenge for the social and experienced distance runner. This race will feature a 10km race and 3km fun run. Both distances will be timed and feature medals for all finishers.
From Dhs50 registration fee. 7am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road (E66), (05 889 4568).

Duplays Turf five-a-side football league
Come and join this competitive indoor football league at the Soccer Circus Dubai. The facility is air-conditioned so don’t worry about getting sweaty.
Dhs350. 8pm-10pm. Until March 31. Soccer Circus Dubai, Mirdif City Centre, (04 447 2394).

Sunday 23

Happy Gilmore Par 3 social golf League
Get in the swing of golf with this social league. Returning for its ninth season, this weekly golfing event is sponsored by TaylorMade Golf and all entrants will receive a set of golf balls and pitchmark repairing tool. The league is open to all skill levels.
Dhs1,200. 8pm-10pm. Until April 20. Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Media City, (04 447 2394).

Monday 24

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2014
The top seed players in the world continue to play for the Dubai Championship. The tournament will see players such as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer go head-to-head.
Grandstand tickets from Dhs75. 2pm. Until March 1. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, (04 601 9222).

Tuesday 25

Join the softball league at Duplays
Why not try your hand at playing mixed competitive softball. The league at Duplays is growing and there’s room for more players to get involved. Any newcomers to the sport are encouraged to join division two. Dhs350. 7pm-10.30pm. Until March 18. Dubai Softball Fields, Business Bay, (04 447 2394).

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