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 bodybuilding expo
See Wed 1.

2 Sign up for the Spinneys build-up rides
See Fri 3.

3 Get your kids golfing with Dubai Golf
See Sun 5.

4 Watch the Dubai Camel Racing Festival
See Wed 1.

5 Watch Australia v Pakistan T20 international cricket
See Sun 5.

Wednesday 1

Dubai Fitness and Performance Classic
The best pro-bodybuilders will be coming to Dubai for this open competition. There will also be an amateur physique competition as well as retail stands and displays.
Free general admission. 10am-11pm. Until October 4. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, (no number).

Dubai Camel Racing Festival
Head out to the desert to see one of the oldest sporting traditions in the UAE. The camel racing is a unique event with six racing categories.
Free. Until October 2. 6.30am- 8.30am. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai to Al Ain Road, (055 676 0006).

Ladies Golf
Women that are new to the sport can perfect their putting, and develop their drive at Emirates Golf Club, and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Lesson packages are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.
Dhs1,200 per person inclusive of full equipment hire. 6am-11pm. Daily. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, Dubai Creek Golf Academy, Deira (04 295 6000).

Thursday 2

Street Workouts
Try a new workout that uses your natural environment and calisthenics. To attend sign up online.
Free. 7pm. Ongoing SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, (no number).

Friday 3

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge build up ride
If you’re thinking of taking on the Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, but your training isn’t up to speed then register for this build up ride to help you get ready. Cycle Safe Dubai has designed a training calendar that will get you on track in five months.
Dhs50. 6am. Nad al Sheba Cycle Track, Nad al Sheba, (050 680 4528).

Free MMA Trial at Team Nogueira
Try mixed martial arts classes with experienced professional coaches. This martial arts centre is offering a free trial for newbies.
Free. 6am-10pm. Team Nogueira Dubai, 4th Street, Al Quoz, (04 338 8967).

Saturday 4

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

Sunday 5

Pakistan v Australia T20 Bilateral Series
Cricket Fans can watch a live international as these two popular and powerful cricket teams go head to head at the 25,000 seater stadium.
Dhs20-Dhs1100. 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, (04 425 1111).

Women’s basketball at Duplays
If you have a team or want to start one and play against other competitive women, sign up for this new women’s basketball league. Play is already underway, but teams can absorb you at their discretion.
Dhs3,000 per team. Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Until November 9. Collegiate American School, Umm Suqeim 2, (04 447 2394).

Dubai Golf Junior Sessions
The Dubai Golf junior development programme available at Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club starts a new term. The course is designed for youngsters aged four to 17. To register your child’s place email
From Dhs875 for an eight week course, inclusive of all equipment hire if required. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, (04 417 9999).

Duplays PremierFootball 7s
Sign up for a new seven-a-side league. This is a popular competitive league, so register your squad early to involved.
Dhs550 per individual, Dhs3,465 per team. Sun 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, (04 47 2394).

Monday 6

Jazzercise at Crowne Plaza Fitness Health Club
Try out this class combining aerobics, kick-boxing and Pilates. First session free.
Dhs45 per session, or Dhs250 for ten. Sun, Mon, Tue and Wed 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Crowne Fitness Health Club, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 305 6600).

Tuesday 7

Try Flywheel indoor cycling
Take your cycling workout to another level with Flywheel. The intense sessions includes climbs and descents, while working arms with weighted bars.
Free first session, Dhs110 per session thereafter. 6.30am-midday and 4.30pm-8.30pm. Sun-Thu, (04 423 2544).

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