13 best sport events in Dubai ths week

Netball, deals on gym, beach tennis, run a midnight mile and more

Wednesday 12

Discounted summer membership at Fit Lab
Join Fit Lab this summer and get access to the gym and swimming pools for a monthly rate (normal membership is a minimum of three months). Members can also take advantage of discounts on personal training and fitness classes. Dhs750 per month.
Daily 6am-9.30pm. Until August 31. Fit Lab, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9850).

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 13

Midnight runs with the Nike+ Run Club
Beat the heat and your personal best with this series of midnight mile-long runs held every week at various outdoor locations. Athletes have the chance to better their time with every race. Sign up online.
Free. 11.34pm. Until August 27. Ittihad Park, Palm Jumeirah, www.gonike.me/NRCdubai (no number).

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).

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 Hills, www.synquatics.com (055 448 5381).

Friday 14

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).

Saturday 15

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 16

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).

Sign up for Duplays’ Behind Netball Lines league
This popular Sunday women’s netball league returns on Sunday August 23. Sign up now to register your team or to play as an individual. Enrol online.
Dhs3,545 per team. Sun 7pm-10.30pm August 23-October 18. Emirates International School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Monday 17

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 18

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 traditional recurve bows as well as modern compound bows. From Dhs150, with bow rental starting at Dhs100.
Daily 3pm-11pm. Al Forsan Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi, www.alforsan.com (800 2536 7726).

Physique 57’s studio at 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 P57 studios, men’s and women’s locker rooms and the Physique Boutique.
Al Thanya Mall, Umm Suqeim, www.physique57.com/dubai (04 321 0577).

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