12 best sport events in Dubai ths week

Test your pedal power, Lose weight, Watch volleyball and more sports events in Dubai

Wednesday 26

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. Dhs110 per hour. Daily 3pm-sunset. Until August 31. JBR, www.beachtennis.ae (055 268 6090).

Get 50 percent off booking fees at Dubai Sports World

Use the code ‘DSWWS50’ to book a slot for football, rugby, basketball, tennis or volleyball and pay half the price.
From Dhs62. Daily 8am-midnight. Until August 29. Dubai Sports World, World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae.

Men’s U23 World Volleyball Championship UAE
Head to the Hamdan Sports Complex to watch teams from the UAE and around the world compete for the FIVB trophy.
Free. 8am. Until August 31. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road, www.facebook.com/fivb.internationalvolleyballfederation (no number).

Thursday 27

Mixed netball with Duplays
Netball isn’t just for ladies – guys can get involved, too, with this new mixed league run by Duplays. The league is aimed at players of an intermediate level and each team of seven must have no more than three male players. Sign up before Sunday August 31 to get early-bird discounts.
League starts Tuesday September 15. Dhs2,025 per team (before August 31). Tue 7pm-9pm. Until October 13. Collegiate American School, Al Sufouh Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Friday 28

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 29

Get discounted tickets for the Electric Run
Save Dhs30 when registering as a team or individual, by September 5. The 5km night run taking place on Friday November 6 is a fun run and athletes of all abilities can take part in fancy dress and glow sticks.
Register online to get involved. Dhs165 (team of 4 or more), Dhs185 (individual) prices valid until September 5. www.electricrun.ae (no number).

The Al Qudra Cycle
Course one-hour record challenge Set yourself a personal sports challenge and see how fast you can cycle the 49km Al Qudra loop. Cyclists will start at 20 second intervals and must log their rides on a navigational app or device so that times can be verified.
Dhs195. 5.30am. Al Qudra Cycle Path, Emirates Road, www.race-me-events.com (050 105 7845).

Sunday 30

Dubai Gladiator’s Challenge
If you loved the ’90s TV show Gladiators, you’ll want to get involved in this fun, competitive obstacle race. Register now for this event, which takes place indoors and fully air-conditioned. Participants can take part as corporate teams, social teams or as individuals. The challenges involve archery, tug of war, and the Gladiators favourite, The Joust.
Dhs250 (individuals), Dhs1,000 (team of four), Dhs5,000 (corporate team of five to ten). September 17-19, 9am-6pm. The Dome, Dubai Sports City, www.dubai-gladiators.com (04 447 2271).

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 31

Ultimate frisbee league
Learn how to play this fast-paced and fun sport with the new ‘Hammer Time’ league through Duplays. Sign up as an individual or as a team of seven.
Dhs400 (individuals) Dhs3,000 (teams). Mon 7.30-9.30pm. Until October 19. Emirates International School, Al Sufouh Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Tuesday September 1

Get ready for Snowrobics at Ski Dubai The sub-zero workout returns to Ski Dubai this month, getting fitness fans ready for the Ice Warrior Challenge, that will be held on Friday October 2. Each class will involve an intense 45-minute circuit that using their own body weight, kettle bells and sand bags. Snowrobics is run in partnership with MMA Fitness Centre and their professional certified trainers.
Classes begin Sunday, September 6. Dhs80 per session, Dhs600 for eight. Sun, Tue 7pm. Until September 29. Ski Dubai, Mall of The Emirates, Al Barsha, www.theplaymania.com/skidubai (800 386).

UAE Fitness Movement
Compete to lose weight with UAE Fitness Movement. This six-week competition starts on Sunday September 6. Participate will be subject to one workout challenge each week and must submit a video for the judges to score. The programme aims to encourage residents to live healthier lifestyles and those taking part could win up to Dhs10,000 cash.
Register online to be in with a chance. Dhs75 (early-bird discount before August 30 for individuals), Dhs100 before September 6, Dhs150 (team of two). September 6 to October 16. www.uaefitnessmovement.com (no number).

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