13 best sport events in Dubai this week

Beach tennis, Parkour, swimming and more ways to work up a sweat

Wednesday 29

Indoor archery at Al Forsan International Sports Resort
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow at this brand new indoor facility. The 15 metre range is climate controlled and is stocked with upgraded but traditional recurve bows as well as modern compound bows.
From Dhs150, with recurve and compound bow rental starting at Dhs100. Daily 3pm-11pm. Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi, www.alforsan.com (800 2536 7726).

Sign up 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).

Thursday 30

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).

Insanity workout at FitLab
Burn calories in this intense workout. The session lasts only 30 minutes but promises to get your heart rate pumping and metabolism fired up.
From Dhs40 per class for members, From Dhs50 for non-members. Sun 7pm, Mon 8.45am, Tue 7.05 (50 min) Thu 10am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9850).

Friday 31

Fit Republik swimming clinics
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. Until August 6. Fit Republik, Dubai Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (04 556 1800).

Get fit with Speedo
Swimmers of all levels can visit the ‘Get Speedo Fit’ site and watch tutorials and workout plans, and get tips on equipment to use to get the most out of pool time.
Ongoing. www.getspeedofit.co.uk (no number).

Saturday August 1

Play the Summer Eclectic tournament
Keen summer golfers can participate in the Summer eclectic tournament. This multi-round golf tournament that results in one 18-hole score per player, and participants can play in a maximum of 20 rounds, recording their lowest score on each hole.
Dhs60 to enter. Daily 6.30am-5pm. Until September 30. www.arabianranchesgolfdubai.com (04 366 4700).

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).

Sunday 2

Lunchtime golf at The Track, Meydan Golf
Head down to Meydan between noon and 4pm during the week and enjoy unlimited golf balls on The Academy’s driving range, a sandwich and a beverage.
Dhs50. Sun-Thu 10am-4pm. Ongoing. The Track, Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydangolf.com (04 381 3733).

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 it. The programme includes seminars, nutrition advice, personal fitness regimes and educates 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, The Gardens. Ongoing. www.fitnessfirstme.com (800 348 6377).

Monday 3

Wire World at Dubai Sports World
Get your kids swinging off the walls at this indoor zip line park.
For children aged three to 12 only. Dhs30 per person. 11am-10pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

Tuesday 4

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).

Physique 57’s second studio opens in Al Thanya Mall
Fans of Physique 57 can now work out at its new facility in Al Thanya Mall. The 4,800-square-foot space holds two exercise studios and has men’s and women’s locker rooms.
Al Thanya Mall, Umm Suqeim, www.physique57.com/dubai (04 321 0577).

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