Sport events this week in Dubai

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

Our picks of the week

1 Break a world record with boxer David Haye
See Sun 15.

2 Watch world-class water polo
See Mon 16.

3 See the best five-a-side football teams in the world
See Fri 13.

4 Get a better body in six weeks
See Wed 11.

5 Work up a sweat in the snow at Ski Dubai
See Tue 17.

Wednesday 11

Dubai Sports World Opens
Beat the heat and play a dozen different sports in the UAE’s largest indoor sports facility. Book pitches in advance to play.
From Dhs110 per hour for cricket. Free access to entertainment zone. Daily 8am-midnight. Until August 30. Dubai World Trade Centre, (04 306 4000).

Project Easyfit at Miraman Health Club
Get fit in six weeks with this group-based training programme offering a personal training approach to fitness. Book in advance, spaces are limited.
Dhs1,000 for members. Dhs1,500 for non-members. Sun-Thu 6.30pm-7.15pm. Ongoing. Miraman Health Club, (04 338 9148).

Get three months’ gym membership for the price of two at Optimal Fitness
When you purchase the OptimalBlack two- month membership package, you’ll get a third month free.
Dhs795. Mon-Wed 6am-10pm, Thu 6am-8pm, Fri-Sat 7.30am-8pm, Sun 6am-10pm. Until July 31. Optimal Fitness, Studio City, (04 457 2048).

Thursday 12

Sign up for intensive swimming classes at Swim Time
This new learning centre features a temperature-controlled indoor pool designed for teaching. Intensive classes involve a daily 30- minute class. Course begins Sunday June 29. Call to book your place in advance.
Dhs500 per week. Daily 8am-6pm. Until September 1. Swim Time, Al Quoz, (04 321 1848).

Friday 13

Ford Football Fives World Championship Finals
Watch some of the planet’s most talented amateur five-a-side footballers play in the first ever fives world championship finals.
Free to spectate. Fri 10am-7.30pm, Sat 11am-8.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, (04 447 2394).

Dubai Desert Road Run
Challenge yourself and enjoy the social atmosphere of this event. Sign up for 10km or the 3km fun run.
Dhs50 to enter 3km fun run, Dhs85 for 190km. 6am.The Sevens Stadium, off Emirates Road (E66), (055 889 4568).

Saturday 14

Coastal Rowing
Hit the water and try coastal rowing in stable sea-faring boats that are easy to row. Classes at flexible times. Call to book.
Dhs200 per hour, or Dhs700 per quarter. Daily 5am-8pm. Ongoing. Monty’s Rowing School, Riva Beach Club, Building 7-8, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, (050 738 0910).

The Cycle Hub beginners’ morning rides
Get on your bike and join a morning group ride. To join email
Free. 6am. Ongoing. Meeting point is Al Qudra cycle loop by the café, (04 425 6555).

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 to attend.
Free trial. Sat 10.30am. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, (04 380 5424).

Sunday 15

Be a record breaker with boxer David Haye
Join the ‘Hayemaker’ as he attempts to hold the world’s largest boxing class at Dubai Sports World on Saturday June 21. The 40-minute session will feature technical boxing, movement training and a boxing-themed warm-up and warm-down. Register online to be part of it. Dhs30 minimum donation to charity to be paid on the day.

Monday 16

FINA Men’s Water Polo World League
Watch the top eight international water polo teams play for the world title.
From Dhs20. 2.30pm-8pm. Until June 21. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, off Emirates Road (E611), (04 264 8717).

Tuesday 17

Sno-robics at Ski Dubai
This classes raises your heartbeat in sub-zero temperatures with high- intensity circuit training. Register online to participate.
Dhs90 or Dhs1,000 for 12 sessions over the month. Sun, Tue and Thu 7.30am and 9am, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 409 4090).

The Dubai Autodrome summer camp
If your kid loves to go-cart, sign them up for the summer camp at Dubai Autodrome, which begins on Sunday June 22 for youngsters aged seven-15.
Dhs995 per child per week, including lunch. Sun-Thu 9am-1pm. Until September 4. Indoor Kartdrome, Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, (050 429 4860).

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