Sport events this week in Dubai

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

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Our picks of the week

1 Take to the stairs with Gulf for Good
See Fri 15.

2 Watch the FIBA U17 basketball championship
See Wed 13.

3 Get a discount on gym membership
See Thu 14.

4 Free boot camp at Fit Republik
See Tue 19.

5 Try a water park work out in JBR
See Sat 16.

Wednesday 13

2014 FIBA U17 World Basketball Championship
Watch some of the best young basketball talent compete at the Hamdan Sports Complex.
Free. Daily, 5pm. Until August 16. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, E611, www.hamdansc.com (04 306 2666).

Dubai Runners Run at Marina Walk
Join the Dubai Runners for an evening run, walk or jog around the Marina. The course is approximately 4km. RSVP online to join the group. Meeting place disclosed on registration.
Free. 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/gardens-discovery-gardens-decc-runners (no number).

Thursday 14

Get discount membership at Fidelity Fitness this month
The newly renovated gym is offering new starters 10 percent off membership. Call for membership packages.
From Dhs270 per month. Almas Tower, Jumierah Lakes Towers, Cluster C, www.fidelityfitnessclub.com (04 4511133).

Ice skating coaching
Keep cool with private 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 15

Stair climb training with Gulf for Good
Charity challenge organisation Gulf for Good is hosting a stair climb training session. Whether you’re signed up for a charitable challenge or not you can still join in. To attend, email in advance to confirm, g4gassistant@gmail.com.
Free. 8am-9am. Almas Towers, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster C. www.gulfforgood.org (04 368 0222).

Free MMA trial at Team Nogueira
Try mixed martial arts with experienced coach Bruno Machado, with a free trial for newbies.
Free. Sun,Tue and Thu 6.30pm and 8pm. Ongoing. Team Nogueira Dubai, 4th Street, Al Quoz, www.teamnogueiradubai.com (04 338 8967).

Saturday 16

Water Park Workout
Sign up for this unique group workout which involves a one hour exercise session at the water park, ultimate frisbee and ends with yoga on the beach. RSVP online to confirm attendance.
Dhs60 for entrance to waterpark. 2.45pm. WiBit Arabian Water Park, JBR, www.meetup.com/whoopassparty (no number).

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 17

Duplays Premier Football 7s
The football season is back so put your boots on and join this competitive league. Sign up online to get involved.
Dhs550 per individual, Dhs3,465 per team. Sun 7pm-11pm. Until October 5. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 47 2394).

Parent and child swim class at AISS
Learn how to swim with your child at this dedicated learning facility.
Dhs100. Daily 9.30am-9pm. AISS Swim Time Centre, Al Quoz, www.aiss.ae (04 321 1848).

Monday 18

Jazzercise at Crowne Plaza Fitness Health Club
Try out the new Jazzercise class combining aerobics, kickboxing, dance and Pilates to Top 40 chart hits.
First session is free, Dhs45 per session, or Dhs250 for a set of ten. Sun-Wed 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Crowne Fitness Health Club, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.crowneplaza.com/dubai (04 305 6600).

Tuesday 19

Try Flywheel indoor cycling
If you like spinning, take your cycling workout to another level with Flywheel. The intense sessions last 45 or 60 minutes and include climbs and descents, while working arms with weighted bars.
First session free, Dhs110 per session. Sun-Thu 6.30am-noon and 4.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Views, Downtown Dubai, www.dubai.flywheelsports.com (04 423 2544).

Free boot camp
Beat the mid-summer slump and sign up for a free fitness boot camp with Fit Republik. Classes are open to all abilities, and children over eight years old can take part with their parents. Spaces are limited so sign up online in advance.
Free. Sun 11.30am (kids and adults), and 6pm (adults only). Tue and Wed 11.30am (kids and adults), 6.30pm (adults only). Until September 30. Fit Republik, The Soccer Dome, Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (052 742 4555).

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