12 best sport events in Dubai this week

Pacquiao v Mayweather, golf, five-a-side football, night rock running and more

Wednesday 29

Play indoor five-a-side football
Play in a new recreational summer league at the brand-new Koora Dome football complex located at Al Wasl Sports Club.
Dhs500 per individual, Dhs3200 per team. Wed 7pm-11pm. Until June 17. Koora Dome, Al Wasl Sports Club, Oud Metha Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Register now for the Nike+ Training Club
Tour Ladies can sign up now for the Nike+ Training Club Tour – a women-only six-hour workout – which comes to Dubai’s South Ridge Park. The event has the capacity for 1,000 participants and will feature dance, spinning and yoga drills.
Dhs100 registration fee. The event takes place Friday May 15, 4pm-11pm. South Ridge Park, Downtown Dubai, www.gonike.me/NTCTourDubai (no number).

Thursday 30

Els for Autism Dubai Challenge
Championship golfer Ernie Els brings his autism charity golf challenge to the Middle East. The sporting event will also include dinner, with auctions and entertainment, with the aim of raising funds for Els Foundation Florida and local charity Dubai Autism Centre. To book a table for the dinner email Dwayne at woestynboerehackers@gmail.com.
Dhs325 dinner with house beverages, Dhs200 dinner with soft drinks. 7pm-midnight. The Els Cub, Dubai Sports City, www.elsclubdubai.com (050 348 5539).

J9 Sox golf tournament
This fun golfing event and charity dinner will raise funds for the J9 Foundation, a motor neuron disease (MND) charity founded by South African rugby scrum half, Joost van der Westhuizen, a MND sufferer himself. In this Ryder Cup style-format, players must wear brightly coloured socks.
Call or email Kylea at kyle@d4rce.com to register. Dhs350 to enter the golf tournament, Dhs250 for dinner, Dhs500 for golf and dinner. Golf ee off at 3pm. Dinner at 7.30pm. The Track, Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba, www.joost.co.za (055 920 8804).

Friday May 1

The North Face Night Rock Run
Explore the trails of Wadi Helo on this exciting night run. Complete 5km, 10km or 15km with your friends or family and camp overnight.
Dhs200 (adults). Dhs125 (kids aged six-15). From 8pm. Wadi Showka, Ras Al Khaimah, www.premieronline.com (052 831 0017).

Meet the king penguin chick at Ski Dubai
Check out the new arrival – a baby king penguin. Guests taking part in Exclusive or Ultimate encounters can see the chick as part of the behind-the-scenes tour.
Dhs500 (Exclusive package), Dhs850 (Ultimate package). Daily noon-9pm. Ongoing. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.skidubaipenguins.com (04 409 4242).

Saturday 2

Asics 12km, 8km and 4km run series
The three distances in this race series make it ideal for runners of varying abilities. Enter to stand a chance of winning
an all-expenses-paid, week-long trip to the French Alps.
Dhs150 (adults). Dhs100 (juniors), 7am. The Track, Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba, www.premieronline.com (050 657 5021).

Sign up for unlimited golf at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
The Summer Pass provides players with unlimited access to the 18-hole championship course with cart hire and a 30-minute golf lesson. Pass holders can also use the gym and swimming pool, the floodlit Par 3 course, Pearl Putting Course, driving range and get discounts on food and drinks. Sign up before Saturday May 23 and receive four weekday guest vouchers for 18 holes on the Championship Course (subject to availability).
Dhs4,350 per person. Daily 7.30am-10pm. Pass is valid from June 1 until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (04 295 6000).

Sunday 3

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).

Watch the big fight on the big screen at Novo Cinemas
Boxing fans can see Manny Pacquiao take on Floyd Mayweather on a big screen with Novo Cinemas across Dubai. Book tickets in advance online.
Dhs99 including breakfast. 5am to 9am UAE Time, including pre-matches. Dubai’s Cineplex (near Grand Hyatt), Ibn Battuta Mall, Al Ghurair Mall and Dubai Festival City; www.novocinemas.com (04 232 8523).

Monday 4

Sign up now for pre-opening discounts at Platinum Fitness First club in Business Bay
Get discounts on gym membership, personal training sessions and other fitness goods when you join this new gym. The mixed health club opens on Monday June 1.
Fitness First, Vision Tower, level C, Business Bay, www.fitnessfirstme.com (056 297 4397).

Tuesday 5

Emirates American Football League (EAFL) off-season training
Sign your kids up for off-season training with the EAFL. The session aims to help kids aged five to 18 develop their American football skills. Email admin@eafl.ae to reserve your space.
From Dhs525. Sun and Tue 6pm-7.30pm, Pitch 1, Dubai Sports City Rugby Park, www.eafl.ae (050 659 0994).

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