13 sport events in Dubai this week

Beach Polo Cup Dubai, Neo Run and more events

Wednesday 8

Active 3 Holiday Camp
Youngsters aged five to 16 can enjoy five days of sports during the spring break, including trampolining at Bounce, football, golf and bowling. Email customerservice@football.ae to register your child. Transport to activity venues is provided.
Dhs350 for one day, Dhs1,400 for five days. Daily 10am-3pm. Until April 9. Football Centre, Al Quoz (04 348 3869).

Al Marmoum Heritage Festival
Check out this festival and see thousands of camels from across the Middle East race to win their owners cash prizes. Considered the ‘World Cup of Camel Racing’ it’s a traditional festival that is open to all. There will also be cultural shows as well as raffle draws.
Free. Sat-Thu 6.30am-10am, 2pm-5pm. The Heritage Village will be open from 3pm-9pm. Until April 13. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.dcrc.ae (600 555 559).

Dubai International Aquatic Championships
This event sees swimmers of all levels compete in three main events – swimming, open water swimming and water polo.
Free. Daily 10am. Until April 11. Hamdan Sports Complex, off Emirates Road, Jebel Ali, www.dnan-sportslife.com (04 264 8717).

Thursday 9

Aqua fitness at Fit Republik
Get fit and have fun with this water workout. It’s great for all abilities, excellent for weight loss and easy on the joints.
Call to register. Dhs4,800 (annual membership), Dhs200 (joining fee). Sun, Tue and Thu 8am, Mon and Wed noon, Sat 10.30am. Ongoing. Fit Republik, Dubai Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (04 556 1800).

Friday 10

Beach Polo Cup Dubai
This novel version of polo attracts players from around the world as well as the top Emirati players. Now in its 11th year, it promises to be a fun, sociable sporting event.
From Dhs75. 4.30pm-9pm. Until April 11. Al Sufouh Road, near SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.beachpolo.net (04 340 8589).

Giant Duathlon Series
This race is aimed at triathletes, cyclists, runners and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.
Dhs275 (individuals), Dhs300 (teams). 7am. Al Qudra Cycle Path, Nad Al Sheba, www.premieronline.com. Hamdan Bin Mohammed 5th International Football Championship Under

Watch some of Dubai’s best young football talents take on international youth teams.
Free. Dubai Police Officers Club, Bur Dubai, www.dubaisportscouncil.ae (050 379 2334).

Neo Run
Take part in a this wacky glow-in-the-dark 5km race at the Dubai Autodrome, complete with glow sticks and fancy dress. Stick around for the post-race party too.
Register online to participate. Dhs165. 7pm. Dubai Autodrome Motor City, www.neorun.com (no number).

Saturday 11

Residents’ rates at Faldo course
UAE residents can now tee off after 8pm for nine holes of golf on the floodlit Faldo course at Emirates Golf Club for a discounted rate of Dhs260. Email reservations@dubaigolf.com to book. Proof of UAE residency may be required.
Dhs260. Daily 8pm-midnight. Until May 31. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9800).

Sunday 12

Aquaventure birthday package
Make a splash for your birthday at Atlantis The Palm’s Aquaventure waterpark. This offer provides all guests 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).

Monday 13

Dubai Dressage Championship 2015
This free event showcases the best of international dressage and makes it accessible to all.
Free. 5pm-8pm. Until April 14. Emirates Equestrian Centre, Dubai International Endurance City, www.emiratesequestriancentre.com (050 558 7656).

TriCurious at Optimal Fitness
If you’ve ever considered taking part in a triathlon come along to this talk to find out what it involves and how you can get ready for an event.
Call to register. Free. 6.45pm. Optimal Fitness, Al Qudra Road, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).

Tuesday 14

Register online now for TribeFit’s Rush-A-Way Urban Scavenger Hunt
Sign up with a pal. Teams of two will race around Dubai, challenging their mental and physical fitness – as well as their navigation skills. The winning team will get Dhs12,000 worth of prizes. At least one team member must have a valid UAE driver’s license and their own car.
Race takes place Friday April 17 at 11am. Dhs250. Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Jebel Ali, www.tribefit.com (800 874 223)

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