13 best sport events in Dubai this week

Darts, dhow racing, golf, fitness and more sporty events in Dubai this week

Wednesday 20

Book your tickets for the Dubai Duty Free
Darts Masters Darts fans can watch current world champion Gary Anderson, take on reigning Dubai Duty Free champion Michael Van Gerwen at this two-day contest.
From Dhs180. 7pm-midnight. The event takes place Thu May 28 and Fri May 29. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud,
www.dubai-darts.com (055 309 5495).

Thursday 21

Bridal personal training at Urban Energy Fitness
This six-week programme designed for brides-to-be who want to get trim for their big day includes two weekly personal training sessions and unlimited fitness classes. Training takes place outdoors in green spaces across the city or trainers will come to a location you choose. Measurements will be taken at the beginning and end. To enrol on the programme, email info@urbanenergyfitness.com. Dhs4,699. Ongoing. Various locations including Al Barsha Park, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).

Ladies’ night at Wild Wadi
On Thursday evenings, women and girls can take over the park at Wild Wadi for an evening of refreshing fun and rides. Dhs205 per person over 1.1 metres, Dhs165 per person below 1.1 metres. Thu 8pm-midnight. Until September 3. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 348 4444).

Friday 22

Fit Republik’s summer sports camp for kids
Sign your kids up now for a summer of sport at Fit Republik. The camp takes place Sunday July 5 to Thursday August 27 and will offer children aged four to 14 a variety of daily activities including martial arts, gymnastics, aquatics and functional training. Call to register in advance. Dhs270 per child, per day, Dhs950 for five days. Prices include lunch. Sun-Thu 8.45am-2.15pm. July 5 to August 27. Dubai Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (04 556 1800).

Play golf for a good cause
Take part in the Harrison’s Fund Golf Day tournament and help raise awareness of duchenne muscular dystrophy. Call to register. Dhs595 per person (including golf course access and play, and light refreshments). 8am tee off. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills,
www.facebook.com/woestynboerehackers (050 348 5539).

Saturday 23

Al Gaffal Dhow Race
Watch the 25th annual traditional dhow race. The event features approximately 100 boats, measuring 60 ft each. Spectators can see all the action of the shore or from specially chartered RTA Dubai Ferry rides departing from Dubai Marina Mall. The ferry rides include food and beverages, limited availability.
Call for ferry prices. Free to spectate. Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 4. 6.30am-2pm. www.dimc.ae (800 9090).

Private swimming lessons at Bodylines Leisure & Fitness Club
Take up swimming lessons for beginners and improvers. Call to book ten sessions. Dhs800 (ten classes).
Daily 7.30am-6pm. Ongoing. Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City (04 436 0157).

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 fitness facilities and driving range. Sign up before Saturday May 23 and receive four weekday guest vouchers for 18 holes on the 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 24

Aquaventure birthday package
This offer at Atlantis The Palm’s Aquaventure waterpark provides you with free entry to the park on or within the week of your 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 25

Sign up for pre-opening discounts at a new Platinum Fitness First
Get discounts on membership and personal training sessions 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 26

Aquatraining at L’Atelier Aquafitness
Get fit and stay cool this summer with these circuit training sessions in the water. Classes at this women-only fitness boutique include aqua biking, aqua-trampolining and aqua-boxing.
Call to book a class. Dhs125 for first timers, Dhs155 per class thereafter. Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat, 8am-8pm. Ongoing. L’Atelier Aquafitness, Villa 677 A, Al Wasl Road, www.latelieraquafitness.com (04 338 8323).

Mixed touch rugby with Duplays
Play touch rugby in this new competitive league. Two females must be on the pitch at all times, and scores by women are worth two points.
Dhs500 per person. Tue 8.30pm-10pm. Until July 14. Wellington International School, Al Sufouh 1, www.duplays.com (no number).

Try the Gyrocopter Air Experience at SkyDive Dubai
Fly in a two-man gyrocopter and see the city from 700 feet. The aircraft is smaller and lighter than a helicopter and travels slower, so you’ll have more time to take in the sights of Dubai. Call to book a tour. Dhs999 for a 20 minute experience (including complimentary photos and video). Mon-Sat 9am-3pm. Ongoing. SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.skydivedubai.ae/gyrocopter (056 406 9630).

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