This week's best sports events

What to watch and where to play in Dubai this week

Our picks of the week

1 Watch the International Swimming Championships
See Wed 23.

2 Enjoy Indian Premier League Cricket action
See Fri 25

3 Get support and advice to lose weight
See Sat 26.

4 Take part in the Go Sport criterium cycle series
See Sat 26.

5 Have a go at pick-up ball hockey
See Tue 29.

Wednesday 23

Indian Premier League Cricket: Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings
Watch these two cricket teams at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. See if the Rajasthan Royals can steal points from top-of- the-table Super Kings.
From Dhs50. 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, www.iplt20.com (04 425 1111).

Dubai International Swimming Championships
Watch the best swimmers compete for a place in the youth and Olympic games.
Free. 9am-5pm. Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex, off Emirates Road (E611), www.uaeswimming.com (04 264 8717).

Thursday 24

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. Mon and Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Until May 15. Dubai Softball Fields, Business Bay, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Friday 25

TribeFit beach volleyball
Go and play beach volleyball with trainers from the sociable Marina gym. The event is open to members and non-members. Call to reserve a place.
Free. 9.30am-11.30am. JBR beach, behind The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Marina, www.tribefit.com (800 87423).

Indian Premier League Cricket: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
Cricket fans can revel in watching four top teams in one day.
From Dhs50. Hyderabad versus Delhi 4pm. Chennai versus Mumbai 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, www.iplt20.com (04 425 1111).

Saturday 26

Diamond weight-loss programme at Optimal Fitness
Join this weekly session to discuss weight-loss issues, get support in creating a sustainable weight-loss programme and develop a food plan with nutritionist Ryan Penny.
Free. 9.15am-10.15am. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Building No 3, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).

TribeFit combat marathon
Work out with an evening of combative exercises and classes on the TribeFit terrace. Participants are asked to wear pink and make a donation to Breast Cancer Arabia. Non-members are welcome to join.
Free. 7pm-9pm. TribeFit, Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, www.tribefit.com (800 87423).

Dubai Desert Road Run
Test your endurance in this 10km desert run. There is a also a 3km fun run. Both distances will be timed.
From Dhs50. 6am. The Sevens Stadium, off Dubai-Al Ain Road (E66), www.premieronline.com (055 889 4568).

Go Sport criterium cycle series
The cycle series is made up of three short course timed races that culminate in an overall series winner, who will receive a trophy at the end. Entrants must be over 16 to take part, and prizes will be given for the best overall woman, man and young rider.
Dhs150. 6am. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, meeting point is at the car park, www.premieronline.com (052 865 1126).

Sunday 27

Bootcamp programme at Fit Lab
The camp claims to burn up to 700 calories per session and is led by fitness professional, Rob Whelan.
Dhs70 per session or Dhs600 for ten. Sun, Mon, Wed from 10am. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9845).

Monday 28

Indian Premier League Cricket: Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore
These mid-table teams are pitching to move up the league in this match.
From Dhs50. 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, www.iplt20.com (04 425 1111).

Red carpet workout with Fitness First
This women-only workout includes three personal training sessions, nutritional advice, a monthly fitness plan and entry to the exclusive red carpet themed party on Thursday June 19. To register, visit your nearest Fitness First women-only club.
Dhs400 for members, Dhs500 for non-members. Until June 19. Fitness First women-only gyms in Uptown Mirdif, Al Hana Centre, Satwa and Oasis Centre Mall, www.fitnessfirst-me.com (800 348 6377).

Tuesday 29

Pick-up ball hockey
Play ball hockey without commitment, courtesy of Duplays’ new event. Take part in two fun-filled hours of five-on-five indoor hockey.
Dhs50 per session. Tue 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until May 20. Regent International School, The Greens, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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