Sport events this week in Dubai

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

Our picks of the week

1 Watch the world’s best darts players
See Thu 29.

2 Join a touch rugby league with Duplays
See Wed 28.

3 Check out championship martial arts fighting
See Thu 29.

4 Try your hand at dragon boating
See Mon 2.

5 Watch top-class swimming action in the emirate
See Sat 31.

Wednesday 28

Touch rugby league
A new league kicks off today for those that want a recreational knockabout. Register online.
Dhs3,000 per team or Dhs500 per person. Until July 8. GEMS World Academy, Al Barsha, (04 447 2394).

The Duplays over 35s veterans football league
This new men’s league is underway. Pay before you play and sign up online.
Dhs500 per individual, Dhs3,500 per team. 7pm-9pm. Until June 25. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, (04 447 2394).

Functional fitness circuits
Start your day with this hard-hitting 45-minute workout to build muscle as well as stamina.
Dhs40 for members, Dhs50 for non-members. Wed 7.30am-8.30am. Multi Club, Shatha Tower, Dubai Media City, (04 452 3388).

Thursday 29

Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters 2014
Watch the top eight darts players in the world compete at this entertaining open-air event.
From Dhs250 general admission. 5pm. Until Friday May 30. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud,

Global Fighting Championship
This event brings together 18 heavyweight fighters in ten gruelling martial arts fights.
From Dhs150. 6pm. Za’abeel Hall. Dubai World Trade Centre, (055 406 9952).

Friday 30

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 31

Emirates Cup Swimming Championship
Junior and senior swimmers from all over the world will be taking part in this elite swimming event.
Free. 10am-5pm. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, off Emirates Road (E611), (04 264 8718).

Free Padel tennis trials
Sign 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 classes are kept to a maximum of four.
Call to register. Free for members. Dhs90 for non-members. Sat 11am. Ongoing. FAST
Athletic Club, City Tower 2 Car Park, 6th floor, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 880 0977).

The Cycle Hub morning rides
Get on your bike and join an early morning group ride covering a distance of 48km on the Al Qudra cycle track. It’s a fun social ride that’s great for beginners. Helmets must be worn. To join email
Free. 6am. Ongoing. Al Qudra cycle track, Al Qudra Road, near Arabian Ranches, (04 425 6555).

Sunday June 1

Get the Meydan Golf ‘wildcard’
This deal allows golfers unlimited play at the floodlit course and discounts at Meydan Hotel properties including Meydan Beach Club and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.
To apply email From Dhs1,500 standard monthly rate. Daily 6.30am-11pm. Until September 30. Meydan Golf Club, Nad Al Sheba, (04 381 3733).

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

Monday 2

Try dragon boating
Celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival today by discovering the sport here in Dubai. Sign up for a trial with the UAE Dragon Boat Association.
Call to register. Free trial. Daily. Ongoing. Times and location on registration. (050 763 4008).

Tuesday 3

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

Sign up to take part in the Sprite Cricket Stars tournament
You’ll get to take on fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in this tournament.
Sign up at

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