Sporty events in Dubai this week

Cricket, golf, cycling, fitness and more ways to get active

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Our picks of the week

1 Get ringside for Thursday Night Fights
See Thu 1.

2 Enjoy Indian Premier League Cricket action
See Wed April 30

3 Get support and advice to lose weight
See Sat 3

4 Take part in The Wings for Life World Run
See Mon 5.

5 Have a go at flag football with Duplays
See Tue 6.

Wednesday April 30

Indian Premier League Cricket: Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Mumbai Indians are 2013 champions so they’ll be hoping to show the Sunrisers who’s in charge.
From Dhs30. 4pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, www.iplt20.com (04 425 1111).

Thursday May 1

Falcon Thursdays at the Dubai Creek Golf Academy
Whether you’re a regular on the green or just starting out you can join an evening of sociable golf tournaments on the par three course, 18-hole Pearl putting course and golf simulator. Call to reserve tee time.
Dhs150 per adult and Dhs100 per junior, price includes golf, Academy burger and three beverages from the Academy Café. Every first Thu of the month, 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (04 205 4666).

Thursday Night Fights UAE: May Day Mayhem
Boxing fans can get ringside seats for a night of professional boxing. South African former WBF champion Francois Botha will square up to Jamaica’s Owen Beck in the main event.
From Dhs150. 6pm. Last Thu of every month. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills

Friday 2

Sign up now to learn how to save a life at Hamilton Aquatics Water Safety Week
Learn how to stay safe in the water with classes led by qualified lifesavers. Phone to book classes in advance.
Dhs150 general admission, Dhs300 allocated seating, Dhs400 ringside. May 11-18. Locations including Dubai British School, The Springs and GEMS World Academy, Al Barsha, www.hamiltonaquaticsdubai.com (04 450 8832).

Saturday 3

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 with nutritionist Ryan Penny.
Free. 9.15am-10.15am. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Building No 3, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).

The GIANT Tour Dubike Cycling Festival 2014
Get on your bike and ride in this multi-race cycling event. The festival has distances ranging from 160km time trials to 20km sprints and races for children too.
Dhs50 for children under nine, Dhs200 for adults, Dhs300 to enter the 100km Time Trial Challenge. 6am. Dubai Camel Racing Club, Dubai-Al Ain Road (E66), www.premieronline.com (050 105 7845).

Ashurst Sprint Aquathon
This event provides an endurance challenge for beginners and more advanced swimmers and runners. The race consists of a 750m open swim in the Marina, followed by a 5km run around the resort.
Dhs100 for juniors and youths under 18, Dhs150 for adults. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, www.premieronline.com, (no number).

Sunday 4

ASICS 8km and 4km run series
Test yourself on the private roads of Meydan. Enter either the 4km short course or the 8km and you could win a holiday.
Dhs100 for under 18s, Dhs150 for adults. 7am. The Track Meydan Golf Club, Nad Al Sheba, www.premieronline.com (050 657 5021).

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 5

The Wings for Life World Run
Get your running shoes on for this new global race. Runners in 35 cities will be running 10km at the same time. All proceeds from the event will go to the Wings for Life foundation, which supports research into spinal cord injury.
From Dhs50. 6pm. Gate 1, Safa Park, www.premieronline.com (no number).

Red carpet workout with Fitness First
This women-only workout includes three personal training sessions, nutritional advice, a monthly fitness plan. 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 6

Flag football league at Duplays
Fancy trying out a new sport? Check out Flag football – a version of American football. The pick-up league is open to anyone that wants to give it a go. Sign up online.
Dhs50 per session. Tue 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until May 27. Pitch one, Dubai Sports City, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (next to Dubai Autodrome), www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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