Sport events this week in Dubai

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

Our picks of the week

1 Check out the UAE 9 Ball Arab Championship
See Thu 10.

2 Discover beach tennis at Kite Beach
See Sat 12.

3 Sign up and learn how to serve aces
See Tue 15.

4 Watch the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament
See Wed 9.

5 Work out at the new Fitness First in Al Barsha
See Fri 11.

Wednesday 9

Check out the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament
Catch the athletes compete in rounds of futsal, volleyball, paddle tennis, squash, running and cycling games, all vying to win prizes with a value of more than Dhs6 million.
Free. Until July 20. Nad Al Sheba Sport Complex, Nad Al Sheba, (052 716 8083).

Indoor five-a-side Ramadan league
Join this Duplays recreational team. The games will be played from 8pm. Pay to play and register online.
Dhs1,800 per team. Wed 8pm-11pm. Until July 23. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Downtown Dubai, (04 447 2394).

Thursday 10

UAE 9 Ball Arab Championship
The first event of its kind in Dubai featuring both amateur and professional billiard players from across the region.
Free. 10am-3pm. Until July 19. Flamingo Billiards, Oud Metha, (04 254 5577).

Sign up for intensive swimming classes at Swim Time
This learning centre in Al Quoz features a temperature-controlled indoor pool designed specifically for learners. Intensive lessons involve a daily 30-minute class. Call in advance to book your place.
Dhs500 per week. Daily 8am-6pm. Until September 1. Swim Time, Al Quoz, (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 thrown in for nothing. 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).

Friday 11

Work out at Fitness First
Check out the latest Fitness First gym in Al Barsha. The new gym offers new members who sign up during Ramadan a chance to take part in a competition to win a year’s free membership.
Dhs450 per month. Sat-Thu 6am-11pm, Fri 7am- 9pm. Rasis Business Centre, Al Barsha, (800 3486377).

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, (04 429 8744).

Saturday 12

Beach tennis at Kite Beach
Learn how to play this paddle game and get fit, too.
Dhs80 per court. 7.30am-10.30am and 5.30pm-7pm. Daily. Ongoing. BTME Sports Club, Dubai Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim, (055 268 6090).

Sunday 13

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 anyone 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, (04 447 2394).

Monday 14

Women’s football at Duplays
Women’s football kicks off 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, (04 447 2394).

Tuesday 15

California Tennis Academy at Dubai Sports World
Inspired by tennis at this year’s Wimbledon? Then sign up for tennis lessons with certified coaches. Call to book your session.
Dhs250 per person for private classes. Sun-Thu 6pm-8pm. Until August 30. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 360 3664).

Indoor simulator golf
Why not head inside and try a spot of indoor simulator golf on one of the 140 simulated worldwide courses without getting stuck in the bunkers.
Dhs240. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Deira, (05 250 4666).

Develop your shuttle 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
Dhs25-Dhs45. Sat 4pm-8pm, Mon-Tue 7pm-10pm, Thu 7pm-9.30pm, Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. Al Safa Sports Hall, Al Safa, (050 770 6711).

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