13 best sport events in Dubai this week

Synchronised swimming, basketball, indoor archery and more summer sport

Wednesday 5

Free ping pong at Dubai Sports World
Take to the tables at DSW and play ping pong all day for free. Email, dubaisportsworld@dwtc.com, to book your table.
Free. Daily, 8am-midnight. Until August 29. Dubai Sports World Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

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 6

Register for synchronised swimming lessons
Confident swimmers who also enjoy dance and gymnastics can sign up for Synquatics. Suitable for adults and children, the classes start in September with a free trial class. To register email, info@synquatics.com. Free trial in the first week of September only.
From Dhs80 Tue 3.30pm-5.30pm, Thu 3.30pm-5.30pm. Fitness First Community Club, The Meadows, Emirates Living Community, www.synquatics.com (055 448 5381).

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 7

Watch the Duplays three on three basketball tournament
Head to the indoor courts of Dubai Sports World to watch this three-on-three competition, featuring men, women’s and youth teams from across the city.
Free to spectate. 9am-5pm. Dubai Sports World, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

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.

Saturday 8

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).

Sunday 9

Get a seven-day free trial at In Shape Ladies Fitness Club
Check out the facilities at this ladies gym. The trial includes access to all group classes.
Call to register. Free. Daily Mon-Thu 6.30am–9pm, Sat-Sun 6.30pm–9pm. Al Joud Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz, www.inshapeme.com (050 188 8586).

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 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, The Gardens. Ongoing. www.fitnessfirstme.com (800 348 6377).

Monday 10

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).

Tuesday 11

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 bow rental starting at Dhs100.
Daily 3pm-11pm. Ongoing. Al Forsan Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi, www.alforsan.com (800 2536 7726).

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).

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

Basicball Academy
Basketball players aged five to 25 can learn tricks of the game from NBA stars Peja Stojakovic and Ricky Rubio at this one-week academy.
To register, email info@basicball.com. Dhs2,990 per person. Sat August 22-Fri August 28, 8.45am-2pm. Dubai Sports World Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

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