14 best sport events in Dubai this week

Classic car festival, diving championships, T20 cricket and more

Our picks of the week

1 Watch T20 Cricket at The Sevens Stadium
See Fri 20.

2 Watch the volleyball tournament at JBR
See Fri 20.

3 Try morning Metafit classes at Fidelity Fitness
See Sun 22.

4 Check out Muscle Beach by Warehouse Gym at JBR
See Thu 19.

5 Free group exercise at Fitness First
See Tue 24.

Wednesday 18

Aquaventure birthday package
Make a splash for your birthday at Atlantis The Palm’s Aquaventure waterpark. This new offer provides all guests, residents and tourists with free entry to the park on their birthday. Register online to take advantage of the offer.
Until February 29, 2016. Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.aquaventurebirthday.com (04 426 1000).

Five weeks for the price of four at Ignite Fitness
Sign up at Ignite Fitness this month and enjoy one week free. Try military bootcamp, box-fit, yoga and more. From Dhs240 for five sessions of circuits.
Daily 7am-7pm. Until April 3. Various locations including Palm Jumeirah, www.ignite-wellness.com (04 456 2482).

Thursday 19

Emirates Classic Car Festival
See some of the finest classic cars and motorcycles on show along the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. Over 250 vehicles will be on display, reflecting a range of eras from 1928 to 1985.
Free. 9am-midnight. Until Sunday March 22. Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.emiratesclassiccarfestival.com (no number).

FINA World Diving Series
The Hamdan Sports Complex plays host to the world’s best divers this week. Fans of the sport will be able to watch British Olympic medallist Tom Daly, and the World number one, China’s Chong He, take to the boards.
From Dhs40. 10am-6pm. Until Saturday March 21, Hamdan Sports Complex, off Emirates Road, www.fina.org (04 264 8717).

Muscle Beach by Warehouse Gym
A new addition to The Beach is an outdoor gym offering free-weights, personal training sessions and classes including CrossFit and Spinning. Operated by Warehouse Gym, the beachside facility is equipped with rope climbs, kettle bells, rowing machines and jump boxes.
Dhs60 Sun-Thu, Dhs90 Fri-Sat. 7am-6pm. The Beach, JBR, www.whgym.com (04 323 2323).

Friday 20

Emirates T20 Cricket Tournament
Enjoy a family day of Cricket at this T20 event. Bring the kids and enjoy a family brunch and watch top English county teams Yorkshire, Sussex, Lancashire, and the Marylebone Cricket Club play a friendly yet competitive tournament.
From Dhs30, free for kids under 12. Brunch packages from Dhs220. Gates open 9am, play runs 10am- 6pm. The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, www.emiratest20.com (050 159 8475).

The Etisalat Dubai Kids’ Run
Get fit as a family and sign your kids up for this fun run. The day will also include interactive shows and activities. Dhs100 to register a child and a parent or guardian.
9am-5pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.etisalatkidsrun.com (04 440 9100).

Dubai Gran Fondo - UCI World Cycling Tour

Cyclists of all abilities can take part in the UCI World Cycling Tour, a series of UCI-sanctioned races held all over the world where amateur and masters cyclists can qualify for the UCI World Championships in both 130km road races and time trials.
Dhs300. 6am. Al Qudra Cycle Path, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaigranfondo.com (04 321 0008).

JBR Beach Volleyball 2015
Check out the first beach volleyball tournament at JBR. Eight teams will be playing for prizes on the beach. If you feel inspired, sign your beach volleyball team up now for the next match, which will be held on April 10.
Free to spectate and register. 3pm-8pm. DoubleTree by Hilton, Jumeirah Beach www.doubletree3.hilton.com (04 453 3333).

Saturday 21

Join the Dubai Ice Skating Academy
Want to improve your blade skills? Sign up for the weSkate programme designed for beginners and the advanced.
From Dhs60 (one-hour freestyle session). Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiicerink.com (800 382 246 255).

Try Les Mills RPM at Optimal Fitness
Work on your stamina in this indoor cycling class.
Dhs70 for non-members, free for members. Sat 8am. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).

Sunday 22

Metafit morning class at Fidelity Fitness
Sign up for this new morning group exercise class.
Dhs100 for day pass, free for members. Sun 9am. Ongoing. Fidelity Fitness, Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, www.fidelityfitnessclub.com (800 332 823).

Monday 23

Strongman training at Multi Club
Learn how to lift weights using the proper technique in this group class.
Dhs80 for members, Dhs120 for non-members. Mon 6.45pm-7.45pm. Ongoing. Multi Club, Shatha Tower, Dubai Media City, www.multiclub.ae (04 452 3388).

Tuesday 24

Fitness First GX relaunch at Beach Park Plaza
Try these new group fitness classes, and bring a friend for free. The event is open to members and non-members.
Register in advance in person. Free. 6.45pm-9pm. Fitness First, Beach Park Plaza, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.fitnessfirstme.com (04 385 6464).

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