14 sporty events in Dubai

Full moon horse riding, street work outs

Our picks of the week

1 Strike it lucky with the new bowling season
See Mon 15.

2 Ramp up your regime with a Strongman class
See Sun 14.

3 Free gym day pass at Fitness HQ
See Thu 11.

4 Work on your swimming stroke
See Tue 16.

5 Sign up for the Indoor Rowing Race
See Fri 12.

Wednesday 10

Full moon horse riding
For a unique equestrian experience try cantering under the stars at Mushrif Park. The night rides are suitable for riders of all abilities.
Dhs300 for 90 minutes. 7.45pm. Mushrif Equestrian Club, Mushrif Park, Al Khawaneej Road, www.facebook.com/mushrifec (04 257 1256).

Dubai Runners 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 11

Street Workouts
Try a new exercise class that uses your natural environment and calisthenics. To attend, sign up online.
Free. Sun, Tue, Thu 7pm. Ongoing. SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/street-workout-extreme-calisthenics (no number).

Check out new gym Fitness HQ
This new vibrant fitness facility offers members classes in CrossFit, Les Mills suspension and weight training. Free day passes available to download via the Facebook page.
Membership from Dhs395 per month. Open daily 6am-midnight. Umm Suqeim, www.facebook.com/fitnesshquae (04 395 0050).

Friday 12

Sign up now for the Indoor Rowing Race at Engine Fitness
If you think you’re the fastest rower in the gym – put your power to the test at Engine Fitness on Wednesday September 17. The fastest rower over 1,000m will win Dhs5,000. The 24 qualifiers will be invited to finals at the Burj Khalifa. Sign up online in advance. Open to non-members too.
Dhs100 registration fee, free for members. Engine Health & Fitness, Jumeirah 1, www.aerofit.me (04 360 2853).

Free MMA Trial at Team Nogueira
Try out mixed martial arts with expert coach Bruno Machado, from Brazil. Newbies get a free trial of the combat sport.
Free. 6am-10pm. Team Nogueira Dubai, 4th Street, Al Quoz, www.teamnogueiradubai.com (04 338 8967).

Saturday 13

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 14

Women’s Football League
Training and matches for the Dubai Women’s Football League starts this week. Training is on Sundays, with matches played on Tuesday nights. All abilities are welcome and coaches are on hand to help develop skills. To play and train email Kat, dubaiwf@hotmail.com. Dhs100 registration fee. Sun 7pm-8.30pm. Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence, Jebel Ali, www.dubaiwfa.com (no number).

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).

Strongman Circuits
Flip tyres, do jump squats and lift weights in this strength and conditioning circuit class. First session is free.
Dhs120 for non members, Dhs70 for members, Dhs600 for six sessions. Sun-Thu 6am-8pm. www.multiclub.ae (04 452 4488).

Monday 15

Mixed Bowling Season
Join the new mixed bowling league at Dubai Bowling Centre. Each team must have at least one woman on the squad.
Dhs15 game fee. Mon 8pm. Ongoing. Dubai Bowling Centre, Al Quoz, www.bowlingdubai.com (04 339 1010).

Jazzercise at Crowne Plaza Fitness Health Club
Try out the new Jazzercise class combining aerobics, kick boxing, dance and Pilates. First session is free.
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 16

Master Swimming Class
Develop your swimming technique by joining the master swim class at Talise Fitness.
Dhs75 for non-members, free for members and hotel guests. Sun 8am-9am, Tue 8am-9am and 7pm-8pm, Thu 8am-9am. Ongoing. Talise Fitness, Madinat Jumeirah,Umm Suqeim, www.jumierah.com (04 366 8888).

Bounce Fit classes
Try the workout that’s used by NASA astronauts at this new class at Bounce. The one-hour session uses trampolines to improve core strength, cardiovascular performance and muscle tone. Book in advance to participate.
Dhs120. Sun, Tue, Thu 7am-8am, 9am-10am. Bounce, Al Quoz, www.bounce.ae (04 3211 400).

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