Sport events this week in Dubai

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

Our picks of the week

1 Get the whole family in shape at Fit Republik
See Tue 26.

2 Play for the Dubai Allstars
See Wed 20.

3 Get discount bookings at Dubai Sports World
See Sat 23.

4 Take a hike on Jumeirah Beach with Gulf for Good
See Fri 22.

5 Buy tickets for the ONE Fighting Championship
See Sun 24.

Wednesday 20

Try out for the Dubai Allstars Football Club
The football season is back and if you think you can bend it like Beckham then tryout for this men’s amateur club. To register for trials email raemo1874@hotmail.co.uk with your name, age, playing position, previous football experience, and how long you’ve been in Dubai.
Individuals will be notified of date and location of trial on application. www.facebook.com/DubaiAllstars (no number).

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).

Men’s recreational basketball league
Sign up with your team to shoot hoops with this new men’s league at Duplays.
Dhs3,000 per team. Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Until October 8. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Thursday 21

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 8.30pm. Team Nogueira Dubai, 4th Street, Al Quoz, www.teamnogueiradubai.com (04 338 8967).

Get discount membership at Fidelity Fitness this month
This recently renovated gym is offering new starters a ten percent discount on membership. Call for the different membership packages.
From Dhs250 per month Almas Tower, first floor, Jumierah Lakes Towers, Cluster C, www.fidelityfitnessclub.com (04 4511133).

Friday 22

Gulf for Good beach hike
Take a 13km long hike along the length of Jumeirah Beach. This hike is organised by charitable organisation Gulf for Good; you don’t have to be signed up for challenge to take part.
Email g4gassistant@gmail.com to attend. Free. 5.30am-8.30am. Dubai Marine Resort, Jumeirah Road, www.gulf4good.org (04 368 0222).

Saturday 23

Online discounts at Dubai Sports World
Take advantage of a ten percent discount when making bookings online for indoor sport. Pitch rates from Dhs110 per hour.
Until August 30. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

Sunday 24

Book tickets for ONE Fighting Championship
Get your seat early as Asia’s MMA championship comes to Dubai on Friday August 29.
From Dhs150. Fri 6pm-midnight. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.facebook.com/onefcmma (no number).

Parent and child swim class at AISS
Learn how to swim with your child at this dedicated learning facility. The pool is temperature-controlled and has no deep end for a safe swimming environment.
Dhs100. Daily 9.30am-9pm. AISS Swim Time Centre, Al Quoz, www.aiss.ae (04 321 1848).

Monday 25

Wild sets volleyball league
Hit the beach with this social and recreational beach volleyball league. This is an ideal league for newcomers to the sport.
Dhs3,200 per team of 6. Mon 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until October 13. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Jazzercise at Crowne Plaza Fitness Health Club
Try out the new Jazzercise class, combining aerobics, kick boxing, dance and Pilates to Top 40 chart hits. First session is complimentary.
Dhs45 per session, or Dhs250 for a set of 10. Sun, Mon, Tue and Wed 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Crowne Fitness Health Club, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.crowneplaza.com/dubai (04 305 6600).

Tuesday 26

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. The first session is free to try out.
Free first session, Dhs110 per session thereafter. 6.30am-midday and 4.30pm-8.30pm. Sun-Thu, www.dubai.flywheelsports.com (04 423 2544).

Free boot camp
Get your family fit with a free boot camp. Classes are open to all abilities, and children over eight years old can also take part with their parents. Call in advance to reserve your place.
Free. Sun 11.30am for kids and adults, and 6pm adults only. Tue and Wed 11.30am kids and adults, and 6.30pm adults only. Until mid-September. Fit Republik, Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (052 742 4555).

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