Sport events this week in Dubai

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

Our picks of the week

1 Play in the senior open golf tournament
See Thu 9.

2 Try the new pole fit class at Warehouse Gym
See Mon 13.

3 Get fit like an athlete with B2B Fitness
See Wed 8.

4 Watch the Dubai Camel Racing Festival
See Wed 8.

5 Sign up for the Red Bull Sultan of the Desert
See Fri 10.

Wednesday 8

B2B Transform Dubai boot camp
Get into shape with this new boot camp that aims to get you training like an athlete to achieve your fitness goals.
First session is free. Dhs80 per session or Dhs700 per month. Ongoing. 7pm. Running track inside Sports City, (056 146 1750).

Dubai Camel Racing Festival
Head out to the desert to see one of the oldest sporting traditions in the UAE.
Free. Until October 9. 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 9

The Spearo Extreme Sports
Expo Adrenaline junkies can get their fix at this three-day exhibition full of demos, workshops and retail stands. Be sure to hear Adrian Hayes, the record breaking explorer, speak about his recent K2 expedition and check out the ‘One Breath’ exhibition dedicated to Freediving and Spearfishing. Register online to attend.
Dhs30.3pm-10pm. Skydive Dubai, Palm Drop Zone, (04 454 9789).

Strength & Stretch Fitness class at Optimal Fitness
This class is based on a Callanetics style exercise, working with low weights and one’s own body weight.
Dhs60 per session for non-members, free for members. Thu 4pm. Ongoing. Opitmal Fitness, Dubai Studio City, (04 457 2048).

Jaermann & Stübi Dubai Creek Seniors Open Golf Tournament
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club will be hosting this annual two day golfers tournament. The event will be played over 36 holes on the championship course at Dubai Creek.
To register email Dhs650 for visitors and Dhs550 for EGF members. 1pm. Until Friday October 10. Dubai Creek Golf Course, Deira, (04 295 6009).

Friday 10

Red Bull Sultan of the Desert
Put your endurance to the test in what’s being billed as the ‘toughest endurance race in the Middle East’. Teams of three will complete a 15km run, 15km mountain biking, and a 12km kayak. Register online if you think you can hack it.
For queries email Dhs200 per person, Dhs 600 per team. 7.30am. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, (no number).

Pakistan v Australia One Day International Cricket
Fans can watch a live international match as these two popular and powerful cricket teams play in their second one day international match.
Dhs40-Dhs1200. 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, (04 425 1111).

Saturday 11

Gold’s Gym Ibn Battuta Gate officially opens
Check out the latest high-tech gym in the Gold’s group. New members can enjoy three months free when they sign up for a 12 to 18 month membership.
Free. Sun-Thu 6am-11pm Fri 9am-10pm. 11th Floor, Ibn Battuta Gate, (04 277 5465).

Sunday 12

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).

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

Monday 13

Pole fit at Warehouse Gym
Ladies can work their core and improve balance and flexibility at this new ladies-only pole-based fitness class. Dhs100 per class for non-members, Dhs800 for a package of 10 sessions valid for three months.
Dhs80 per session for members. Dhs700 for 10 classes, for members. Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, 6.30pm and 7.30pm, Sat 11am. Warehouse Gym, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz, (04 323 2323).

Tuesday 14

Discover American Football
Get your kids to try out American Football. The non-contact sessions teach young athletes aged 5-9 the basic body movements through drills and helps develop the skills of the sport in a fun, safe and friendly atmosphere.
To register your child email Dhs485 for 8 sessions. Sun and Tue 5.30pm-6.30pm. Rugby Academy, Dubai Sports City, (no number).

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