Top ten sports events this week

Get active, or cheer on from the sidelines

Our picks of the week

1 Get fit at a new boot camp at Emirates Golf Club
See Sun 6.

2 Take part in the Nissan triathlon festival
See Sat 5.

3 Test drive luxury cars at Motor Village
See Wed 2.

4 Watch Arabian Gulf League football
See Sat 5.

5 Play badminton and get a discount
See Fri 4.

Wednesday 2

Dubai Motor Village
Car lovers should 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).

Revolution nights
Cycle, jog, rollerblade or walk around the 2.46km circuit at the Dubai Autodrome. This event is organised by Revolution Cycles and is a regular opportunity for athletes and families to make use of the track. It’s fully floodlit. Cyclists and rollerbladers must bring helmets.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Every Wednesday. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.dubaiautodrome.com/cycle-run-safe (04 367 8700).

Thursday 3

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. Mon and Thu. Until May 15. Dubai Softball Fields, Business Bay, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Friday 4

Play badminton with Badmintown
Try your hand at this fun and social sport with Badmintown sports group. It offers five playing sessions per week, certified coaching and tournaments. There’s a special offer on Fridays for people with salaries below Dhs3,500. Plus during April, Time Out Dubai readers get a three-hour session every Monday for Dhs30 if they present this copy of the magazine. Valid only once per person.
Dhs40. Mon-Tue 7pm-10pm. Zayed Bin Sultan School, Jumeirah Gardens, Satwa; Dhs35. Thu 7pm-9.30pm. Safa Sports Hall, Al Wasl Road; Dhs35. Fri various times. Safa Sports Hall; Dhs40 for three hours, Dhs45 for four hours. 4pm-8pm, Sat. Safa Sports Hall. To join, email info@sportfactoryevents.com (050 770 6711).

Saturday 5

Arabian Gulf League Al Wasl versus Al Nasr
Watch fifth place Al Wasl take on Al Nasr, who are hoping to gain some points to lift them from their tenth-place position.
Dhs50-Dhs300. 8.30pm. Zabeel Stadium, Oud Metha (02 449 9863).

Nissan triathlon festival
The festival will feature Olympic and sprint distance triathlons and aquathons, an airline triathlon for pilots and crew, corporate and schools’ triathlons and kids’ fun runs.
Dhs50 for children under 11, Dhs150 for youths and veterans, Dhs195-Dhs395 for adults. 6.45am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.race-me-events.com (050 659 4375).

Wadi adventure race
If you’re looking for an endurance race with a difference, take on this 10km obstacle challenge. Racers will be jumping, crawling, climbing and swimming over a 10km course. Races are divided by ability.
Dhs225. 9am. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, www.premieronline.com (03 781 8422).

Sunday 6

Bootcamp programme at Fit Lab
Ideal for golfers and those who want to improve general fitness, the camp guarantees to burn up to 700 calories per session. Led by fitness professional, Rob Whelan, each class has a maximum of eight participants.
Call to register. Dhs70 per session or Dhs600 for ten. 10am. Sun, Mon, Wed. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9845).

Monday 7

Discounted gym membership at Emirates Grand Hotel’s Gym and Wellness Centre
This hotel gym is offering a three- month membership for Dhs600, and it includes one free class and a free personal training session. Or consider a six-month option at Dhs1,200 or annual membership for Dhs2,400. The gym also offers Tabata circuit training, Core 30, boxing and kickboxing.
Until Dec 31. Emirates Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.emiratesgrandhotel.com (04 323 0000)

Tuesday 8

Sign up now for the Dubai Holding Vertical Marathon
The spectacle is a run up the 52 flights of stairs at Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Registration for this popular event closes on Tuesday April 8 and it takes place on Friday April 11. All funds raised go to the Al Jalila Foundation.
Dhs500. www.premieronline.com (no number).

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