13 best sport events in Dubai ths week

9 ball competition, Dragonboat racing, The contagion run and more sports events

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Wednesday 9

Dubai Airports 9ball Championship
Watch this annual billiards challenge for staff at Dubai Airports.
Free to spectate. September 9-16, 10am-8pm. Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport, www.pro9.ae (050 939 8345).

Try jet-skiing with Nautica 1992
Get out onto the open water with jet-ski rides in JBR. Participants must be over 18 and have ID. Call for bookings.
Dhs300 (20 minutes). Daily 10.30am-sunset. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, www.nautica1992.ae (050 426 2415).

Mixed touch rugby league
Sign up to play this fun and fast-paced sport. The league is usually very popular so get your team signed up quickly. Each team must have at least two women on the field. Register your squad online.
Dhs500 (individual), Dhs3,250 (team). Wed 8pm-9.45pm. Gems Wellington Academy, Al Khail Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).

Thursday 10

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).

Friday 11

Get membership deals at Pump Fitness
Sign up for membership before Sunday October 11 and pay Dhs250 (instead of Dhs350) per month for six months. If you bring a buddy to sign up, you also get one month’s free membership.
Dhs250 per month (usually Dhs350 per month). Sat-Thu 6am-11pm, Fri 9am-10pm. Pump Fitness, Al Marabea Road, Al Quoz, www.pumpfitness.ae (04 321 1883).

The Core Fit Games
Competitors will take part in a variety of workouts in this competition and prizes will be given to winners of each heat. Those taking part can also enjoy an evening of dance and festivities.
Dhs100 per person. 2pm-6pm. Core Fit, Dreams Tower 2, Dubai Marina, www.coredirection.com (050 922 6247).

Saturday 12

Dubai Flying Dragons beginners sessions
If you’re looking for a fun new team sport that gets you outdoors and very fit, try out for the Dubai Flying Dragons dragon boat team. These trials for beginners are an introduction to the sport, no previous experience is required, just bring you a bottle of water, hat, sunscreen, and loads of energy.
Attendants must be over 21. Free. Sat 6.45am-8am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Al Sufouh, www.dubaiflyingdragons.com (056 739 8292).

Sunday 13

Get tickets for City Slide Dubai Book your go on the giant inflatable slides at Motor City on Friday September 25 and Saturday 26. Dhs170 per person. 11am-11pm. Motor City, www.platinumlist.com (no number).

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

Monday 14

Tribe Fit Running Club
Sign up for the Tribe Fit running club, the sessions will be run the gym’s trainers and will get runners of a abilities back outdoors and limbering up for the new athletics season.
Free for members. Mon and Wed 7.30pm, Fri 8am. Tribe Fit, Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, www.tribefit.com (800-87423).

Tuesday 15

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).

Sign up for The Contagion Run
This wacky race returns to Dubai over the Halloween weekend. This year the event is open to youngsters ages 13 and more family-focussed runs are planned.
Register online to participate. Dhs250. October 30, 4pm. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, www.premieronline.com (050 718 5104).

TroonFit 9 Holes Walking Promotion
Walk nine holes in two hours and get fit while you play the Meydan’s floodlit course.
Dhs150 (adults), Dhs100 (juniors 15 years and under). Fri-Sat, 5pm. The Track, Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3733).

Transform your body with the Body Challenge camp
If you’ve had a slovenly summer, now’s the time to try and get back to fit. The Body Challenge Camp aims to get people of all levels of fitness transform their physiques with a combination of bootcamps, meal plans and Dhs10,000 cash prize incentive.
Bootcamps will be held throughout the week, in Kite Beach, Zabeel Park and Dubai Media City. Sign up online at www.thebodychallenge.me. Dhs1,300-Dhs1,600. Mon and Wed, 8am, Kite Beach; Sun and Tue 8pm, Sat 8am, Zabeel Park, Gate 6; Sun, Tue, Thu 6.30am, Mon and Wed 8pm, Fri 10am, MultiClub , Al Shatha Tower, Dubai Media City.

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