Top ten sports events in Dubai this week

There's more than the World Cup this week

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Our picks of the week

1 Ladies, sign up for outdoor fitness classes with Ignite
See Tue 1.

2 Head to the Dubai World Cup
See Sat 29.

3 Test drive luxury cars at Motor Village
See Sun 30.

4 Check out the ice hockey league finals
See Mon 31.

5 Cycle 25km in The Great Dubai Pulse Ride
See Fri 28.

Wednesday 26

Duplays premier football league
Sign up to be part of the largest football tournament across the UAE. There will be 160 seven a side teams across different divisions, age groups and cities. Register a team or as an individual, but payment must be made in full before you can play.
Dhs500 for individuals, Dhs3,500 for a team. 7pm-11pm. Until May 7. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Thursday 27

Dubai softball league
Take a shot at American softball with this men’s competitive league. Newcomers are welcome, and teams or individuals should register online and also must pay before playing.
Dhs800 for individuals, Dhs8,000 for teams. 7pm-11.30pm. Mondays and Thursdays. Until May 15. Dubai Softball Fields Business Bay, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Friday 28

2XU triathlon championships series: race three of three
This triathlon is open to all ages and abilities. All athletes are entered into a draw to win a holiday in the French Alps. The event takes place in Al Mamzar Beach Park, with the running segment on closed roads and a designated track.
Register online to participate. Dhs200 for juniors under 18s, Dhs300 for adults. 7am. Al Mamzar Beach Park, www.premieronline.com (050 657 5021).

The Great Dubai Pulse
Ride Cyclists, grab your wheels and your helmets for a day of two-wheeled fun. The event is suitable for serious cyclists, beginners and families and the day consists of a 5km course for families and kids and a 25km cross-country course for fitter cyclists. The event will round off with a brunch barbecue and family entertainment.
Register online to join the ride. Free. 7am. Rugby Park, Dubai Sports City, www.thecyclehub.com (04 425 1111).

Saturday 29

Dubai World Cup 2014
One of the biggest sporting and social events, The Dubai World Cup horse racing spectacle will see top horses and jockeys compete for a multi-million dirham prize. Spectators will be treated to the finest racing, hospitality and a post race concert from J-Lo. Dubai’s most fashionable people will be getting groomed and primped hoping to win the Jaguar Style Stakes, so be sure to don your best hat.
Dhs25 general admission, Dhs350 apron views packages available. Noon. Meydan Racecourse Nad Al Sheba, www.dubairacingclub.com (04 327 0077).

GIANT Duathlon Series
This run/cycle/run event is great for cyclists and runners of varying degrees of fitness. Youngsters are welcome to get involved too as the course is on traffic-friendly roads.
Dhs95 for children under 12, Dhs195 for under 19s, Dhs295 for adults. 6.45am. The Dubai Camel Racing Club, off the Al Ain Road (E66), www.premieronline.com (050 105 7845).

Sunday 30

Dubai Motor Village
Car lovers, ought to check out this luxury motor show in the financial district. The event will display eight brands and 21 premium cars including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, Lotus, Audi, Porsche, McLaren and Maserati. Visitors will even have the chance to take some of these exclusive vehicles out for a spin. Register online for test drives.
Free. 9am-7pm. Until April 3. Dubai International Financial Centre, www.motorvillage.ae (04 450 2479).

Monday 31

Dubai Camels ice hockey league finals
Watch the final and see who will be crowned season champions.
Free. 8.30pm. Until April 1. Al Nasr Leisureland Ice Rink, Oud Metha, www.dubaimightycamels.com (04 337 1234).

DXB Spinners II

If you thought frisbee was just throwing a disk around, think again. This is a competitive league on a pitch with a scoring system. Teams and individuals must pay in advance to play.
Dhs450 for individuals, Dhs2,500 for a team of seven. Until May 5. Emirates International School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Tuesday April 1

Girls-only class with Ignite Fitness
Designed for all, each outdoor workout guarantees results by incorporating cardiovascular, strength and resistance work. Email to reserve a place.
Dhs600 for up to 20 sessions in one month, or Dhs100 per class. Sun, Tue, Thu, 8.30am-9.30am. Group meets at Riva Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah. Mon, Wed, 8.30am-9.30am. Group meets at Umm Suqeim Beach Park, info@ignite-wellness.com, www.ignite-wellness.com (04 562 482).

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