8 best sport events in Dubai ths week

Your next seven days, sorted by our experts

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Mixed touch rugby

Play with the Dubai Exiles.
Dhs350. Fri 11.30am-12.30pm The Sevens Stadium, Dubai Al-Ain Road, www.dubaiexiles.com.


Join The Cycle Hub for Saturday morning group rides at the Al Qudra Cycle Path.
Free. Fri 5.30am. Al Qudra Road, www.thecyclehub.com.

Dubai Roller Derby

Ladies, join the new season.
Dhs50. Mon 8pm-9pm. Al Sufouh Secondary School For Girls, Jumeirah 3 www.dubairollerderby.com.


Get fit with b2b Fitness.
From Dhs100. Mon and Wed 7pm, Sat 6.30pm. Dubai Sports City, www.b2bfitnessdubai.com.


The Butch Harmon School of Golf now has sessions for kids.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, www.butchharmondubai.com.

Wednesday 16

ABRaS AC’s outdoor training sessions
Hit the track with this running club, which organises weekly outdoor road training sessions on Mondays (track) and Wednesdays (road).
To join, email info@abrasac.org Dhs400 (seasonal membership). Mon and Wed 6.30pm. Ongoing. Meadows Village car park, www.abrasac.org (no number).

Thursday 17

Vivafit’s trial class
This new women-only fitness facility is designed for ladies on the go. Classes are high intensity so you make the most of your time. Register online for a free session.
Free. Daily, 8am-9pm. Ongoing. I-Rise Tower, TECOM, www.vivafit.ae (04 421 3762).

Friday 18

Global Fighting Championship
Enjoy an MMA fight night with dinner, drinks and six bouts. The event showcases heavyweight and welterweight fighters – Turkey’s Murat Aygun against James McSweeney from the UK and Denis Hancharonak of Belarus against Aussie fighter Andre Meunier. Not to be missed.
Today only. From Dhs1,250 (including three-course meal). From 7.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay, www.gfc.ae (04 395 7002).

Dubai Gladiator’s Challenge
Take part in this fun obstacle course, modelled on the ’90s fitness TV show Gladiators. Participants take on a variety of obstacles such as archery, high wall climbs and the joust. Prizes are up for grabs for fancy dress costumes, too. Register online to take part.
This weekend only. Dhs250 per person. 10am. Until September 19. The Dome, Dubai Sports City, www.dubai-gladiators.com (04 447 2271).

Saturday 19

Dibba vs Al Shabab
Al Shabab play Dibba at home in this Arabian Gulf League football fixture. Dubai team Al Shabab will be playing to hold onto their mid-table position, while second from bottom Dibba must win points.
Today only. From Dhs20 (at the door). 5.30pm. Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Oud Metha (04 296 7755).

Sunday 20

Fit Lab’s swimming lessons
This fitness facility now offers a range of swimming lessons to suit all ages. Learn one-to-one or in a group, with highly trained instructors. To book, email fitlab@dubaigolf.com.
New From Dhs1,120 per term (members), Dhs1,260 per term (non-members). Daily, times vary. Until December 15. Fit Lab, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (04 295 6000).

Monday 21

DuDive’s lessons at Hamdan Sports Complex
Learn to dive with DuDive. Classes are suitable for adults and kids. Sessions include dry drills and trampolining, as well as springboard use. To sign up, email admin@dudive.com.
New. From Dhs80 per hour, per adult. Sat-Wed 3.45pm-10pm. Ongoing. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road, www.dudive.com (055 401 6629).

Tuesday 22

Dubai Youth Hockey’s new season
The new season is underway for girls aged 11 to 16. To register, email Nadia on dubaiyouthhockey@gmail.com.
New. Dhs910 per term. Tue 5pm-6pm. Until December 8. Horizon International School, Umm Al Sheif, www.dubaiyouthhockey.com (no number).

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