13 best sporting events in Dubai this week

Dubai Tour cycling, McLaren Cup polo, Roller Derby and more

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Our picks of the week

1 Join a fitness play date at Urban Energy Fitness
See Thu 5.

2 Take a new bootcamp class at Optimal Fitness
See Wed 4.

3 Try a hula hoop class with Flow Ground
See Sun 8.

4 Kayak around The Palm at Eden Beach Club
See Sat 7.

5 Sign up for a triathlon at Al Mamzar Beach
See Fri 6.

Wednesday 4

The Dubai Tour
The most highly anticipated cycling event comes to Dubai this week. Fans can line the streets and watch the pros take on the ride that will see them traverse the city, desert and mountains over four stages, which each begin at the Dubai International Marine Club.
Free to spectate. Until Saturday 7. 11am-3pm. Dubai International Marine Club, Al Sufouh Road, www.dubaitour.com (no number).

The McLaren Cup 2015
This prestigious polo event, part of The Dubai Polo Gold Cup series, is the biggest in the region and will feature ten international teams. Spectators can enjoy full hospitality or pack a picnic and enjoy the sport from the lawns. Free general admission.
Daily 12.30pm-6.30pm. Until February 6. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.dubaipologoldcup.com (056 373 2999).

Evening bootcamp classes at Optimal Fitness
Try a new style of bootcamp session where you can drop in or out of the class at any time within the two-hour time slot. Dhs70.
Free for Optimal Gold and Gold Plus members. Wed 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).

Skate with Dubai Roller Derby
Get your skates on and join this crew. The club holds training sessions as well as weekend meet-ups to skate around the city. If you’re new to the sport, experienced coaches will guide you.
Email info@dubairollerderby.com for details. Dhs50 per session, Dhs175 per month. Mon 8pm-9pm, Wed 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Al Sufouh Girls’ School, near Safa Park, www.dubairollerderby.com.

Thursday 5

Dubai World Cup Carnival Races
Catch the fifth in a series of nine horse racing events leading up to the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
Free. 6.45pm. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 0077).

Play date workout at Urban Energy
Fitness Get fit as a family and bring your kids along for this fitness play date. This new programme will see parents focus on their fitness with an expert trainer for an hour once a week for six weeks. These flexible sessions can take place in your home or in a park.
Email info@urbanenergyfitness.com to book. Dhs75 per session. Daily 11am-4pm. Ongoing. Various locations. www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).

Friday 6

2XU Triathlon Championships Series race
Triathletes looking to improve their times can take part in this race series. The event includes three distances – Sprint, Super Sprint
and Olympic. Relay teams of two or three are also welcome.
Register online to participate. Dhs300. 7am. Al Mamzar Beach Park, www.premieronline.com (050 657 5021).

Gravity Zone Bungee Jump
Take the plunge at Dubai’s new bungee facility. Leap from platforms 300 feet high.
Call to book your jump. Dhs360 (solo jump), Dhs550 (tandem jump). Fri 11am-7pm. Ongoing. Check website for future jump dates and locations. www.gravityzone.co (056 364 8778).

Saturday 7

Kayak tours at Eden Beach Club
Take a guided kayak tour around The Palm. Dhs150 per person for a one-hour group tour (minimum of four people), Dhs250 per person for a one-hour private tour.
Daily 10am-sunset. Ongoing. Eden Beach Club, Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.facebook.com/edendubai (055 277 1477).

Sunday 8

Hula hoop workshop at The Fridge
Hula hooping isn’t just for kids, it makes for a great workout for grown-ups, too. Try these adult classes organised by Flow Ground. The exercise is especially good to help develop core stability. To register, email teeba@flowground.org.
Dhs750 for a six-week course. Sun 8pm-9.15pm. Until February 22. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.flowground.org (056 221 2300).

Chute Camp classes with Elite Aesthetics
This novel resistance fitness class gets you running with parachutes and pushing 4x4s for an intensive workout that increases your speed and core strength.
Dhs60 per session, Dhs600 per month. Tue, Thu and Sun 6am. Ongoing. SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.facebook.com/eliteaestheticsdubai (055 536 7718).

Monday 9

Capoeira for kids and adults
Discover the Brazilian martial art that combines strength and self-defence with agility and music. Dhs475 per month, three classes per week.
Mon and Wed 4pm-5pm (kids), 7pm-8pm (adults), Sat 1.30pm (family class for kids and adults). Ongoing. Team Nogueira, Al Quoz, www.teamnogueiradubai.com (04 338 8967).

Tuesday 10

Beach passes at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Enjoy luxury for less at this exclusive Palm Jumeirah resort. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is offering visitors and residents a special rate on one-day beach passes. The discount enables guests to relax in the 59-metre infinity pool and two Jacuzzis as well as sunbathe on the pristine private beach.
Dhs250 (adults), Dhs150 (kids). 8.30am-sunset. Until February 12. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah www.jumeirah.com (04 453 0000).

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