Our picks of the week
1 Check out the Dubai Motor Festival at Meydan
See Wed 19.
2 Try SUP Yoga and pilates with SeaYou
See Thu 20.
3 Watch the horse racing at Meydan
See Thu 20.
4 Get a deal on your gym membership at Fidelity
See Wed 19.
5 Watch international cricket at Dubai Sports City
See Wed 19.
Dubai Motor Festival
Petrolheads can enjoy two-and-a-half weeks of engine-revving activities. The Festival is an umbrella for a host of events including the Dubai Motor Village where you’ll find all things motorsports-related, a light show conducted entirely by cars called Inspired Light by Infinity and an F1 car race at
Free. noon. Until December 6. Various locations including Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.motorfestival.ae (no number).
Pakistan v New Zealand (cricket bilateral series)
Head to the cricket stadium for a chance to see these two cricket powerhouses go head to head in a series of test matches.
Free. 10am. Until November 21. Dubai International Stadium, Dubai Sports City (no number).
Membership deal at Fidelity Fitness
Sign up now for new membership at this high-tech gym and get two months for free. Phone or visit the gym to apply.
From Dhs2,599-Dhs6,599 for 12 months. Sun-Thu and Sat 6am-11pm, Fri 8am-8pm. Until November 30. Fidelity Fitness, Almas Tower, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Other location: Al Fattan House, JBR, www.fidelityfitnessclub.com (04 451 1133).
DP World Tour Championship
Watch some of the best golfers in the world, including Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson, play in the final tournament of the European Tour’s International Schedule. Register online for a free season pass.
Free. Jumeirah Golf Estates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, www.europeantour.com (04 340 0066).
Stand-up paddleboard yoga with SeaYou
Combine paddleboarding with yoga and Pilates on the water around the Jumeirah Corniche. Beginners are welcome.
Dhs125 per session, Dhs1,000 for ten sessions. Sun, Tue, Thu 8.30am, Fri 9.30am. Ongoing. SeaYou, Kite Beach, behind Sunset Mall, Jumeirah, www.seayou.ae (04 420 6100).
Racing At Meydan
Spend the night at the races and watch some the best local and regional horses battle it out for a spot in the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
Free general admission, Dhs1,400 per person for a race season badge. 6.45pm. Meydan Grandstand and Racetrack, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubairacingclub.com (04 327 0077).
Urban Energy Reebok Run Club
If you have just signed up for your first marathon, join this running club, which aims to get you prepared for 5km, 10km, and marathon distances.
Packages from Dhs1,400 for three months. Various locations including Al Barsha Pond Park, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).
7 Emirates Run
Cheer on the athletes taking part in this unique ultra marathon. The event starts this weekend and sees seven teams of seven run 575km through all seven emirates in 12 days. The event aims to raise funds to support the Al Jalila Foundation. See website for full schedule.
Free to spectate. 8am. Various locations, www.7emiratesrun.com (no number).
H.H. UAE President’s Cup
This local swimming competition sees the best swimmers go against each other in age group categories.
Free. 9am-3pm. Until November 29. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road, www.hamdansc.com (04 264 8718).
Pulse Rides with Cycle Hub
Ideal for beginners, this group 20km mountain bike ride takes an off-road route and is a fun and social way to get into cycling. All rides are facilitated by a member of Cycle Hub staff.
Helmets are essential. Free. Sat 6.30am. Ongoing. The Cycle Hub, Motor City. www.thecyclehub.com (04 425 6555).
Sprint Club at FAST
This new sprint coaching class is run by a former competitive sprinter. The sessions will help ambitious athletes learn how to sprint efficiently and get the most out of your time on the track.
Free (members), Dhs50 (non-members). Sun and Thu 7am. Ongoing. Al Quoz Pond Park, www.trainwithfast.com (04 355 5181).
Surfing lessons with Surf Shop Arabia
Wannabe surfers can learn how to ride the waves with these one-hour lessons. The group meets in Dubai but lessons are held in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah. Locations vary according to conditions.
Dhs275 (including travel, surfboard rental food and drinks). Daily, times vary. www.surfshoparabia.com (056 471 6180).
Try a street workout at SkyDive Dubai outdoor exercise park
With the weather cooling down, now is the time to take your training sessions outside. Sign up online to try this unique bootcamp that uses the apparatus near SkyDive Dubai. Free. Sun, Tue, Thu, 7pm. Meet at the outdoor exercise park near
SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marine.
www.meetup.com/street-workout-extreme-calisthenics (052 862 6510).