13 things to do to keep fit

From balls and rackets, courts to pitches, everything you need this week

Wednesday 8

Dubai Sports City football tournament
26 teams will play for a chance to win a cash prize at the end of the competition. All the action takes place in the indoor, FIFA-approved air-conditioned Dome at the Football Academy.
To enter, email football@dsc.ae. Dhs4,000 per team. Matches take place 9.30pm-1.30am, July 1-16. The Dome, Dubai Sports City, www.footballacademydubai.com (04 448 1555).

Sign up in advance for the GMC Desert Warrior Challenge
The 10km obstacle event takes place on Friday October 23, so sign up now and start training. Unseasoned enthusiasts can take part in a 5km non-timed course and there’s also a junior race for kids aged eight to 12.
Dhs315-570 (adults), Dhs170 (kids). October 23, 7am-5pm. Dubai Police Academy, Al Rawia Training Fields, www.desertwarriorchallenge.com (no number).
 
Watch the Nad Al Sheba 2015 Sports Tournament
Held annually during Ramadan, this tournament includes several competitions in volleyball, marathon, padel tennis, cycling and more, with total prize money of Dhs8 million for winners. Spectators can also participate in daily raffles.
Free. 9pm-1am. Until July 12. Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, near Meydan Hotel, www.nasst.ae (050 507 0311).

Thursday 9

Half price beach tennis
Book a court for four players or more for a discounted rate of Dhs110 per court, per hour (reduced from Dhs220). Players can hire rackets for a minimum of Dhs15 per hour and balls are provided on site.
Call to book a court. Dhs110 per hour. Daily 3pm-sunset. Until August 31. JBR, www.beachtennis.ae (055 268 6090).

Friday 10

Fit Republik swimming clinics
Led by Olympic swimming coach Troy Prinsloo, advanced swimmers can take part in these sessions limited to ten participants. Classes focus on improving stroke, speed and breathing.
Call to reserve your place. Dhs800 per week (adults), Dhs600 per week (kids). Mon and Wed 3pm-4.30pm, Fri 10am-11.30am. July 20-August 6. Fit Republik, Dubai Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (04 556 1800).

Get fit with Speedo
Swimmers of all levels can visit the new ‘Get Speedo Fit’ website and watch tutorial videos and workout plans, and get tips on equipment to use to get the most out of pool time.
Ongoing. www.getspeedofit.co.uk.

Saturday 11

Fitness HQ’s Ramadan deal
Get up to three free additional months of gym membership when you sign up or renew during Ramadan. Sign up online or call to register. Dhs3,995 for a 12-month membership, plus thee months free.
Until July 18. Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2, www.fitnesshq.ae (04 395 0050).

Sunday 12

Aquaventure birthday package
This offer at Atlantis The Palm’s Aquaventure waterpark provides you with free entry to the park within the week of your birthday. Register online to take advantage of the offer.
Free. Until February 29, 2016. Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.aquaventurebirthday.com (04 426 1000).

Join the Fitness First
Change Project Lose weight in eight weeks with this new programme from Fitness First. The project gives members the tools to not only lose weight but to maintain their weight. The programme includes seminars, nutrition advice, personal fitness regimes and informs on the science behind weight loss. Register at your nearest participating Fitness First.
Dhs1,800 (members), Dhs2,900 (non-members, including two months’ gym membership). Available at eight clubs including, Ibn Battuta Mall and The Gardens. Ongoing. www.fitnessfirstme.com (800 348 6377).

Monday 13

Round 10 Boxing Club’s Ramadan offer
This gym is offering new member discounts on classes booked during Ramadan. Pay Dhs650 (reduced from Dhs850) a month for unlimited ‘Round 10’ workouts, or buy a three-month membership for Dhs2,000 and get an extra month for free.
From Dhs650. Sat-Thu 3pm-midnight. Until July 17. Round 10 Boxing Club, Al Quoz 1, www.round10boxing.com (04 338 0101).

Tuesday 14

Body Combat with Fitness First at Dubai Sports World
Book in advance to take part in a mass workout to be held on Wednesday July 22. The energetic mixed class combines martial arts with cardio. Book in advance online to get involved.
Dhs30. 7pm-8.30pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

Late-night swims at Hamdan Sports Complex
During Ramadan, the Olympic-sized pools at Hamdan Sports Complex are open for adult swimmers until midnight. Those entering the pools must be over 18 years old. Dhs25.
Sat-Thu 7am-midnight. Until Eid. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road, www.hamdansc.com (04 306 2666).

Parkour with Against Graviti
Train at the purpose-built facility at Dubai Sports World. The padded workout area is equipped with apparatus for parkour training and the team will also be hosting group strength training sessions. From Dhs60 per hour. Sun-Thu 4pm-9pm (group exercise); Fri-Sat 10am-10pm (open playground).
Until August 29. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

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