Sport events in Dubai

Get active and try something sporty in Dubai this week

Our picks of the week

1 Slam on the sand with the beach volleyball league
See Mon 21.

2 Take classes in Brazilian martial arts
See Sat 19.

3 Build up your speed with outdoor interval training
See Tue 22.

4 Watch the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament
See Wed 16.

5 Show off your skateboard skills at the Ramadan Jam
See Thu 17.

Wednesday 16

Check out the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament
Watch the athletes compete in the last rounds of volleyball, football, padel tennis, and squash, 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, www.nasst.ae (052 716 8083).

Thursday 17

Ramadan Jam
Skaters and BMXers can show off their skills and stunts in this tricks competition. Participants will be judged on the style and difficulty of the stunts they land within 15 minutes, and the top five will go through to the final.
Free to participate, Dhs30 entrance fee. 8pm-10pm. Rage Indoor Skatepark, Dubai Sports World, World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.rage-shop.com (052 996 5527).

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, www.pro9.ae (04 254 5577).

Ice skating Coaching
Keep cool with private ice skating lessons. Classes are suitable for adults and children of all abilities.
Call to book a session. Dhs60 for members Dhs70 for non-members, per hour. Daily. Ongoing. Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.alnasrll.com (04 337 1234).

Friday 18

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, www.fitnessfirstme.com (800 3486377).

Get deals on membership at Fitness Factory
Sign up during Ramadan and get up to three free personal training sessions thrown in.
Dhs2500 for annual membership. Sun-Thu 7am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm. Until July 27. Fitness Factory, Zen Gardens, Discovery Gardens, www.fitnessfactory.ae (04 447 4844).

Saturday 19

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

Capoeira at Miraman
Discover this explosive Brazilian martial art with experienced tutor Nina Stone.
Dhs75 per session. Mon, Wed and Sat 8.30pm. Ongoing. Miraman Health Club, Al Joud Building, Al Quoz, www.miraman.ae (04 338 9148).

Sunday 20

Women’s basketball summer league
Aimed at competitive players, the league will be limited to six teams so that games can be played after iftar. Register your team online.
From Dhs360 per person. Sun 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until July 27. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Monday 21

Beach volleyball
Get outside and enjoy a recreational summer league of beach volleyball at Barasti.
Dhs2,520 per team. Mon 8pm-10.30pm. Until August 18. Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

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, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Tuesday 22

California Tennis Academy
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, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 360 3664).

Indoor simulator golf
Head inside and try a spot of simulator golf on one of 140 courses from around the world.
Dhs240. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (05 250 4666).

Interval Training with Urban Energy Fitness
Runners who want to improve speed and strength can join this outdoor session, which focuses on interval training and drills. Suitable for advanced and new runners. Sign up online in advance to join.
Dhs50, payable to instructor. Tue 7pm. Ongoing. Al Barsha Pond Park, Al Barsha, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (no number).

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