Sport events this week in Dubai

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

Our picks of the week

1 Meet the king crocs at Dubai Aquarium
See Wed 25.

2 Enjoy iftar with TribeFit
See Sun 29.

3 Play indoor simulator golf by the Creek
See Tue July 1.

4 Get a free bootcamp work out at Hayemaker Gym
See Mon 30.

5 Learn to play badminton or better your game
See Wed 25.

Wednesday 25

Meet the new crocodiles at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Visit the Dubai Aquarium for a glimpse of two new crocs, one of which is 5m-long and named King Croc. The pair get acquainted in an enclosure that simulates the natural environment of saltwater crocodiles.
Dhs70. Sun-Wed 10am- 10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaiaquarium.com (04 448 5200).

Badmintown
Learn to play badminton or develop your skills in this quick-paced sport. Coaching is available and the organisers can sponsor players with an income below Dhs2,000 per month.
To play, email info@sportfactoryevents.com. Dhs25-Dhs45. Sat 4pm-8pm, Mon-Tue 7pm-10pm, Thu 7pm-9.30pm, Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. Al Safa Sports Hall, Downtown Dubai, (050 770 6711).

Thursday 26

Sign up for intensive swimming classes at Swim Time
This new learning centre in Al Quoz 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, www.aiss.ae (04 321 1848).

Get three months’ gym membership for the price of two at Optimal Fitness
When you purchase the Optimal Black 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, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).

Friday 27

Try X FIT at Knowledge Village
Intensify your workout with the X FIT programme at Fitness First. The sessions take place in a purpose-built studio.
Dhs249 for members, Dhs599 for non-members. Daily 6am-10pm. Ongoing. Fitness First, Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh, www.fitnessfirstme.com/xfit (04 429 8744).

Coastal Rowing
Hit the water and try coastal rowing in stable sea-faring boats that are easy to row. 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, www.montysrowingschool.com (050 738 0910).

Saturday 28

Sunman for Rich
Push yourself with this honour-based half or full Ironman (1.9/3.8km swim, 90km/180km bike, 21.1km/42.2km run) endurance challenge. Athletes can complete the distances in any order but they should be completed by the end of the day.
Dhs300 for individuals, Dhs450 for teams. Noon, www.premieronline.com (050 873 1989).

Sunday 29

Women’s Basketball Summer League
Aimed at competitive players, the league will be limited to six teams so that games can be played between 7.30pm-10.30pm to cater for any players fasting throughout Ramadan. Register your team online.
From Dhs360 per person. Sun 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until July 27. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

TribeFit Ramadan Iftar
Join TribeFit, the region’s first ‘socially active’ health club, for iftar. Phone to confirm attendance.
Open to members and non-members. Free. From sunset. TribeFit, Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina www.tribefit.com (800 87423).

Monday 30

Free bootcamp classes at Hayemaker Gym Dubai
Enjoy a free workout and while you’re there, check out this high-tech gym in Downtown Dubai.
Free. Mon 7.30pm-8.30pm, Wed 7.30-8.30pm. Until July 27. Hayemaker Gym. Tower 2, Boulevard Plaza, Downtown Dubai, www.hayemakergym.com (800 4293).

Women’s football at Duplays
Women’s football kicks off for the summer at Dubai Sports World with a new recreational five-a-side women’s only league.
From Dhs360 per person. Dhs2,430 per team. Sun-Mon 8pm-11pm. Until July 28. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Tuesday July 1

Indoor simulator golf
Play indoor simulator golf on one of the 140 simulated worldwide courses without getting stuck in the bunkers. The simulator is equipped with cameras to help you continually improve your technique as you go along.
Dhs240. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (05 250 4666).

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