Sport events this week in Dubai

What to watch and where to get on the pitch and play

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Our picks of the week

1 Watch Manchester City take on Al Ain
See Thu 15.

2 Join a five-a-side footie league for men over 35
See Wed 14.

3 Get paddling and join a dragon boat team
See Mon 19.

4 Bag a deal on your gym membership at Gold’s Gym
See Thu 15.

5 Attend a workshop on the benefits of strength training
See Fri 16.

Wednesday 14

F.I.T Touch Rugby
Sign up now to play mixed touch rugby. The new league at Duplays starts on May 21, it’s a popular league so register online now to get involved.
Dhs450 per person, Dhs2,700 per team. Wed 8.30pm-10.30pm. Until July 9. GEMS World Academy Dubai,Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

The Duplays Over 35s Veterans Football League
This new men’s league is underway at Duplays. Pay before you pay and sign up online.
Dhs500 per individual, Dhs3,500 for a team. 7pm-9pm. Until June 25. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Functional Fitness Circuits
Start your day with this hard-hitting 45 minute workout to build muscle and stamina.
Dhs40 for members, Dhs50 for non-members. Wed 7.30am-8.30am. Multi Club, Shatha Tower, Dubai Media City, www.multiclub.ae (04 452 3388).

Thursday 15

Al Ain FC v Manchester City
Watch stars from the English Premier League as Manchester City play Al Ain in this friendly football match. Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero, and David Silva are expected to play.
From Dhs25. Gates open 5pm, kick-off 7pm. Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, www.alainfc.ae (no number).

Gold’s Gym in Reef Mall: special introductory memberships
Gold’s Gym has opened in Reef Mall and is offering new members special rates.
Open Sat-Thu 6am-11pm, Fri 9am-11pm. Ongoing. Gold’s Gym UAE, Reef Mall, Deira, www.goldsgym.ae (800 46537).

Friday 16

Strength and conditioning series with Derek Woodske
Aimed at coaches and personal trainers, this two-day seminar will cover topics such as programme development and supplements. Register online to attend.
Dhs2,460. Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Warehouse Gym, Al Quoz www.mg2u.com (050 644 1772).

RIP60 at MMA Fitness, TECOM
Swing into action with this suspension-rope workout. Free for members.
Dhs100 for non-members. Fri 9am-10am. Ongoing. MMA Fitness Centre, TECOM, www.mmafitcentre.com (04 367 5077).

Saturday 17

Al Gaffal Traditional 60ft dhow race
Watch hundreds of UAE-made dhows take to the seas in a 50 nautical mile race.
Free to spectate. 6am. Mina Seyahi, www.dimc.ae (04 381 3733).

Free Padel tennis trials
Why not think about signing up for a free trial of padel tennis. Padel is a mix of tennis and squash, played in a doubles format. Call or register your details online.
Free trial. Sat 10.30am. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.realracquetacademy.com (04 380 5424).

TribeFit Food Revolution
Find out how you can improve your nutrition. The event will have a variety of companies and local producers present products and offer advice on healthy eating. Phone to register attendance.
Free. 10.30am-5pm. TribeFit Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, www.tribefit.com (800 87423).

Reebok Klokov Weightlifting Seminar
Weightlifting champion Dmitry Klokov is holding the last in a series of one-day training seminars focusing on weightlifting technique. Register online to attend.
Dhs1,285. 8am-5pm. CrossFit Utmost Dubai, Al Quoz, www.klokov.ae (no number).

Olympic Lifting
This new class is suitable for all abilities and sizes and classes are kept to a maximum of four. Call to register. Free for members.
Dhs90 for non-members day pass. Sat 11am. Ongoing. FAST Athletic Club, City Tower 2 Car Park, 6th Floor, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.trainwithfast.com (04 880 0977).

Sunday 18

Indoor bootcamp at Miraman Health Club
This intensive class involves a mix of cardio, weights and circuit training. Call in advance to book your spot.
Dhs75 for non-members, Dhs50 for members. Sun, Thu 5pm-6pm. Ongoing. Miraman Health Club, Al Quoz, www.miraman.ae (04 338 9148).

Monday 19

Try dragon boating
Discover a new sport and try out with the UAE Dragon Boat Association. Phone to arrange a trial.
Free trial. Daily. Ongoing. Times and location given on registration. www.dubaidragonboat.com (050 763 4008).

Tuesday 20

Boxing circuit classes at Round 10
Build up your boxing skills and stamina in this intensive boxing class.
Dhs100 for non-members, Dhs80 for members. Tue 6pm. Ongoing. Round 10 Boxing, Al Quoz, www.round10boxing.com (04 338 0101).

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