Sport events this week in Dubai

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

Our picks of the week

1 Sign up for the Sprite Cricket Stars Tournament
See Tue 27.

2 Glow for it at the Glow & Go 5km fun run
See Fri 23.

3 Transform your body at an indoor bootcamp
See Sun 25.

4 Enrol for social touch rugby with Duplays
See Wed 21.

5 Learn how to swim with Fidelity Fitness
See Fri 23.

Wednesday 21

Enroll now in a ‘social’ touch rugby league
A new league gets underway starting on Wednesday May 28 for those that want a recreational knock-about. Register online in advance.
Dhs3,000 per team, Dhs500 per person. Until July 9. GEMS World Academy, Al Barsha, (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, (04 452 3388).

Thursday 22

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, (800 46537).

Friday 23

Glow & Go 5km fun run
Glow sticks are usually for ravers not runners but this event will see hundreds for runners glow in the dark. The run isn’t timed, so it’s all about enjoying yourself. Sign up online to get involved.
Dhs150. 8pm. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, (03 781 8422).

Fidelity Fitness swimming classes
Learn how to swim or improve your strokes with adult group swimming lessons. Class sizes are kept small and timings are flexible. Call to register.
Members only. Dhs200. Sun-Thu 6am-11pm, Fri 8am-8pm. Ongoing. Fidelity Fitness Club, Almas Tower, JLT, (04 451 1133).

MetaFit at Smart Fitness
Boost your metabolism with this 30 minute workout. The class combines traditional body weight exercises with the latest interval and Tabata techniques.
Price on request. Mon, Wed, Fri 6am-8pm, Sun, Thu 6am-10pm. Ongoing. Smart Fitness Training Centre, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, JLT, (04 438 5055).

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, (04 367 5077).

Saturday 24

The Cycle Hub beginners morning rides
Get on your bike and catch the sunrise on an early morning group ride. The circuit takes you 48km round the Al Qudra cycle track. All abilities are welcome to join. Helmets must be worn.
To join email Free. 6am. Ongoing. Meeting point is Al Qudra cycle loop by the café, (04 425 6555).

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, (04 380 5424).

Olympic lifting
This new class is suitable for all abilities and sizes and participants 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, (04 880 0977).

Sunday 25

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, (04 338 9148).

Monday 26

Try dragon boating
Discover a new sport and try out with the UAE Dragon Boat Association.
Free trial. Daily. Ongoing. Times and location provided on registration. (050 763 4008).

Tuesday 27

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, (04 338 0101).

Sign up to take part in the Sprite Cricket Stars tournament
If you think you have the cricket batting skills to take on legendary fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, then sign up now for this tournament. Teams can also join and will play against teams of labourers from across the UAE. Sign up at

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