14 sport events in Dubai this week

Tennis, school football, wrestling, roller derby and more

Our picks of the week

1 Sign up for Snow-robics at Ski Dubai
See Tue 17.

2 See the horse racing exhibition at Meydan
See Wed 11.

3 Join the Filipino basketball league with Duplays
See Thu 12.

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

5 Register for Spartan Race at Jebel Ali Racecourse
See Fri 13.

Wednesday 11

Evening bootcamp at Optimal Fitness
Try a new style of bootcamp where you can drop in or out of the class at any time within the two-hour 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).

Meydan racing exhibition
This exhibition explores the shared development story of Dubai and its horse racing heritage. Visitors can explore interactive displays, sporting artefacts and a collection of specially-commissioned video interviews.
Free. Sat-Wed 9am-1pm, Thursday race nights 5pm-9pm. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubairacingclub.com (04 327 2110).

Thursday 12

Dubai World Cup Carnival Races
Catch the sixth 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
Take your kids along and get fit as a family at 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).

Sign up for the men’s Filipino basketball league
Join this social and recreational league for basketball players of Filipino origin.
Dhs400 per person, Dhs3,000 per team. Thu 7pm-10.30pm, Collegiate American School, Jumeirah 1, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

WWE Live
Watch the superstars of WWE at this live wrestling event. John Cena, Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins will be entertaining the crowds with their energetic bouts.
From Dhs120. Thu-Fri 7pm, Sat 5pm, Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium, Abu Dhabi (80 086 823).

Friday 13

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).

Register for the Reebok Spartan Race
This 5km obstacle course promises to provide a tough challenge to athletes. Participants will be crawling, climbing and running to the finish line. Sign up online this week to be a part of it.
From Dhs350. 7am, February 20. Jebel Ali Racecourse, Al Barsha, www.spartan.com (no number).

Saturday 14

Dubai Schools Football Cup
Support your local school team at this Dubai-wide schools tournament for youngsters aged ten to 16. More than 200 students will be participating. Winners of the tournament will get an all-expenses paid trip to the UK to watch Manchester United play Manchester City and will also get to attend a training camp with the Manchester United team coaches.
Free. Sat 9am-5pm. Dubai Sports City, www.facebook.com/dubaischoolsfc (04 392 6610).

UAE Biathlete Challenge
At this run/swim/run event athletes can run either 1km or 1.5km, swim 100m or 200m and conclude with the same running distance. The event is suitable for all fitness levels.
Dhs150. 7am. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh Road, www.premieronline.com (050 657 5021).

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 15

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Watch some of the world’s best tennis players compete at this tournament. Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Roger Federer are all confirmed to play.
From Dhs75 for early rounds. Noon-9pm. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com (800 4669).

Monday 16

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.

Tuesday 17

Snow-robics at Ski Dubai
Join the coolest aerobics class in the city at Ski Dubai. This 45-minute workout uses a variety of intense circuits, kettle bells and sand bags, all in freezing temperatures, to really get your heart pumping. The classes are run in partnership with MMA Fitness Center.
Dhs70 per class or Dhs750 per month. Sun, Tue, Thu 7am, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.theplaymania.com/skidubai/snowrobics (800 386).

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