12 sporty events in Dubai this week

Golf, tennis, powerboating, cycling, fitness and many more sporting events this week

Our picks of the week

1 Watch golf at The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters
See Wed 10.

2 Back the cycle challengers at Nad al Sheba
See Fri 12.

3 Experience XCAT at Mina Seyahi
See Thu 11.

4 Tone up your LBT with Optimal Fitness
See Tue 16.

5 Attend fitness seminars at MEFIT
See Thu 11.

Wednesday 10

Camel racing
Enjoy one of the nation’s oldest sporting traditions. The Camel races are a unique event for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Call between 8am and 1.30pm for further details. Free. Until December 18 (except Friday December 12). 7am and 2pm. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.dcrc.ae (055 676 0006).

Dubai Open
Golf fans can enjoy more action on the fairways this week at this season-ending event. It’s also the first Asian Tour event to be held in Dubai.
Free. Mon-Tue 7.30am-3pm (practice days), Wed-Sun 7.30am-5pm (competition days). Until December 21. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City, www.dubaiopen.ae (04 380 2112).

Omega Dubai Ladies Masters
Watch the very best of women’s golf at this prestigious event. The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters was the first-ever full Ladies’ European Tour event to be played in the Middle East. Last year’s winner, Pornanong Phatlum from Thailand, is hoping to defend her title.
Free. Daily 7.30am and 12.45pm. Until December 13. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubailadiesmasters.com (04 380 2002).

Thursday 11

International Premier Tennis League
This is the first tennis event of its kind and will see some of the best players in the world join up to form Team Manila, Singapore Lions, Indian Aces and the UAE Royals. Look out for tennis aces including Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams on court.
Dhs70-450. 4pm. Until December 13. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road (E611), www.iptlworld.com (04 306 2666).

MEFIT 2014
Coaches, group exercise trainers and gym fans can attend this trade shows that’s open to both fitness pros and the general public. Learn about instructing techniques, new trends and the business of fitness. Dhs150-995. Thu 9am-6pm, Fri 7.30am-7.45pm, Sat 7.30am-6pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.mefitpro.com (04 323 2302).

2014 UIM SkyDive Dubai XCAT World Series
Watch the thrilling catamaran powerboats tear up the waters around Mina Seyahi.
Free. 9.30am-4.30pm. Until December 13. Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina, www.xcatracing.com (no number).

Urban Energy Reebok Run Club
If you’ve just signed up for your first marathon, join this running club, which aims to get you prepared for 5km, 10km, and marathon distances.
From Dhs1,400 for three months. Various locations including Al Barsha Pond Park, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).

Friday 12

Spinneys 92 Challenge
Cheer on the athletes taking part in this annual cycling challenge. The course is suitable for beginners and experts and spans a 92-kilometre route passing famous landmarks including the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab. Free to spectate.
Dhs270 to participate. 6.30am. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, Nad Al Sheba, www.premieronline.com (050 680 4528).

Saturday 13

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, Dubai Motor City, www.thecyclehub.com (04 425 6555).

Sunday 14

Sprint Club at FAST
This sprint coaching class is run by a former competitive sprinter and will help you 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).

Monday 15

Surfing lessons with Surf Shop Arabia
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).

Tuesday 16

LBT at Optimal Fitness
Sign up for this calorie-busting, low-impact legs, bums and tums class at Optimal Fitness to tone these troublesome areas.
Free (members), Dhs60 (non-members). 9.30am. Sun and Tue. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Commercial Building 3, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).

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