13 best sport events in Dubai this week

Duty Free Tennis Championships, Challenge Dubai, Desert Shooting and more

Our picks of the week

1 Get fit to raise funds at Towers Rotana
See Tue 3.

2 Sign up to play beach volleyball with Duplays
See Sat 28.

3 Join the Dubai Challenge at Jumeirah Beach
See Fri 27.

4 Watch the shooting at Nad Al Sheba
See Wed 25.

5 Enjoy the polo at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
See Mon 2.

Wednesday 25

Challenge Dubai race preparation with pro athletes
Get race ready with Australian triathlete Josh Rix and road cyclist Jonathan Cantwell. Sponsored by SwiftCarbon bikes, Josh and Jonathan will be covering endurance techniques, hydration, equipment and other race prep topics.
Free. 7.30pm-8.30pm. TRI Pod Sports Shop, The Iridium Building, Al Barsha,www.facebook.comswiftcarbonmiddleeast (no number).

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Watch some of the world’s best tennis players compete at this tournament. Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams and Roger Federer are all taking to the courts.
From Dhs75 for early rounds. Daily noon-9pm. Until February 28. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud. www.timeouttickets.com

Nad Al Sheba Desert Shooting Competition
Watch more than 1,000 shooters from around the world compete over four days for big cash prizes.
Free to spectate. Daily 10am. Until February 28. Nad Al Sheba, www.nadalshebawsc.ae (056 393 0011).

Thursday 26

Dubai World Cup Carnival races
Catch the eighth 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).

Friday 27

Challenge Dubai
Support the athletes in this new triathlon challenge. Athletes will begin with a 1.9km swim at Jumeirah Beach, followed by a 90km bike ride to the sand dunes of the Nazwa Desert and a 21km run that ends at Jumeirah Beach Park.
Free to spectate. 6.45am. Jumeirah Beach, www.challenge-dubai.com (no number).

CrossFit competition at Bay Avenue
Participate in the ultimate CrossFit competition that includes high intensity workouts, Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, sprinting and rowing.
Call to register. Dhs 100 registration fee. 9am-6pm. Bay Avenue Park, Business Bay, www.facebook.com/bayavenue. (04 380 7252).

Dubai World Cup Carnival races
Catch the last race in the series and see which horses make it through to the big event.
Free. 6.45pm. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 0077).

Saturday 28

Beach volleyball
Today is the last day to get 10 percent off the team rate at this new social and recreational beach volleyball league. Register your team and pay today to enjoy the league of games that will be played on the beach by Barasti. A minimum of six players per team is required.
League starts Monday March 9. Dhs3,150, early bird price. Mon 7pm-11pm. Until April 27. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Sunday March 1

Snowrobics 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. Ongoing. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.skidxb.com (800 386).

Monday 2

Julius Baer Dubai Gold Cup polo series
Head to Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club to watch some of the best local and international polo players compete for the prestigious Gold Cup. Pack a picnic for the lawns or enjoy the hospitality in the club house.
Dhs150. Daily noon. Until March 13. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches. www.timeouttickets.com

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 through it. 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 (no number).

Tuesday 3

Dubai International Boat Show
Marine enthusiasts can experience the latest in nautical technology and design at this event. There will be an array of yachts and super-yachts as well as fishing and sailing equipment on show, plus expert talks. Register online to attend.
Free to attend. Daily 3pm-9.30pm. Until March 7. Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina, www.boatshowdubai.com (04 308 6430).

Register to run for Harrison’s Fund
Towers Rotana is hosting a 48-hour multi-day relay event at Bodylines Gym in support of Harrison’s Fund, a UK-based charity named after Harrison Smith, who is suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. On Thursday March 5, participants are encouraged to run, cycle or row a combined total of 7,415 km (the distance from Dubai to Cobham, England) to help raise awareness and funds. Call to register. Free to participate. Donations can be made through Just Giving, www.justgiving.com/phillip-robson3.
Event takes place March 5, 9am. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.rotanatimes.com (04 312 255).

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