13 best sport events in Dubai ths week

Beach volleyball, join basketball academy, try capoeira and more ways to work up a sweat in Dubai

Wednesday 19

Duplays premier football sevens
Get back outdoors for the footie season. Duplays’ men’s seven-a-side league resumes. Wednesday nights are recreational. Sign up as a team or as an individual.
Dhs500 (individual), Dhs3,750(team). 7pm-11pm. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Get 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 Living, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9850).

Thursday 20

Capoeira at Core Fit
Combining martial arts with dance, music and creativity, capoeira is a dynamic sport that uses flexibility and strength. Discover this Brazillian martial art with a qualified instructor at Core Fit.
From Dhs75 per session. Thu 7.30pm-9pm, Sat 7pm-8.30pm. Core Fit, Dreams Tower 2, Dubai Marina, www.corefit.me (056 114 0256).

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 21

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 22

Basicball Academy Camp
Founded by former professional player Zoran Savic from Serbia, this academy aims to develop novice basketball fans into fantastic players. The camp is open to anyone aged five to 25 and sessions will teach students how to perfect the foundations of the game and will be coached by NBA players Ricky Rubio and Peja Stojakovic.
Dhs2,990 per person. 9am-3pm. Until August 28. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

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 23

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).
Ongoing. Available at eight clubs including Ibn Battuta Mall, The Gardens, 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 24

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).

Play beach volleyball
Duplays’ beach volleyball league returns to the courts near Barasti. The league is recreational and newcomers to the sport are also welcome to learn how to play. Teams of at least six can register, or sign up as an individual to be assigned to a team and meet new people.
Dhs3,500 (teams) Dhs500 (individuals). Mon 7pm-11pm. Until October 12. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Tuesday 25

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. Al Forsan Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi, www.alforsan.com (800 2536 7726).

Parkour with Against Graviti
Train at the purpose-built facility complete with padded workout area at Dubai Sports World. 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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