12 best sports events in Dubai this week

A great Physique 57 deal, take part in an obstacle course and more offers in Dubai

Critic’s choice

Game of Skate
Catch this skating competition at Zoo Skatepark, Friday September 25, 3pm.
Dhs40. Noon-8pm. www.zooskatepark.com.

Support your local teams in the Arabian Gulf League fixtures across town this weekend.

Okinawan Karate
Learn authentic Japanese self-defence, which aims to cultivate confidence and self-discipline.

Watch the Sheikh Maktoum Dubai Open at Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City, September 27-30.

Nike+ run Club
Get ready for the Nike We Run DXB 10k race with free running club sessions held throughout the city.

Wednesday 23

Cryo-health at Fit Republik
Cryo-health, the region’s only dedicated cryotherapy centre, brings its treatments to Dubai Sports City’s Fit Republik. Used by top athletes, cryotherapy painlessly freezes the skin’s surface and helps prevent soreness in the muscles. It also helps to burn up to 800 calories in a three-minute session.
From Dhs425 per session. Daily 5.30am-10pm. Ongoing. Fit Republik, Dubai Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (04 556 1800).

Thursday 24

Physique 57’s 30-day offer
Don’t miss out on a one-month package of unlimited classes at Physique 57, available until the end of the month.
Dhs1,400. Daily 8.45am-8pm. Until September 30. City Walk, Al Wasl Road, www.physique57.com (04 344 8757). Other location: Al Thanya Mall, Al Thanya Street (04 321 0577).

Friday 25

City Slide Dubai
Enjoy a weekend of wackiness as the longest inflatable slide in the world comes to Dubai. Bring your lilos and be prepared for water balloon and water gun fights. Buy tickets online in advance.
Dhs170 (two-hour slide pass) Dhs50 (entrance, no slide). Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Until September 26. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.dubai.platinumlist.net (04 457 3212).

Saturday 26

Dubai Desert Road Run
This social run is for athletes of all abilities and consists of a 10km race and a 3km fun run. Held monthly, these events help runners monitor their progress. Sign up online in advance to take part.
Dhs80 (3km), Dhs120 (10km). 6.30am. The Sevens Village, Al Ain Road, www.premieronline.com (050 624 5095).

Sunday 27

Tribe Challenge Obstacle Course
Members and non-members of the gym can take part in a fun yet challenging outdoor obstacle course.
Free (members), Dhs100 (non-members). 7pm. Silverene Towers, Dubai Marina www.tribefit.com (800 87423).

Monday 28

Free trials at Fitness
First Golden Mile Club Register your details online to get discounts at Palm Jumeirah’s new Fitness First gym. The 1,900 square metre health club offers an outside training area, sprint track and in-house nutritionist, as well as cycling studios, free weights and cardio facilities. Sign up online now to claim a free workout.
Free. Sun-Thu 6am-11pm. Fri-Sat 9am-10pm. Building 7, Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah, www.fitnessfirstme.com (050 200 3829).

Tuesday 29

Dubai Stars Sportsplex
Play indoor five-a-side football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, badminton and handball at this 46,000 square foot indoor sports facility. Courts can be booked per hour and members can also take part in group exercise classes.
From Dhs120 per hour for court rental. From Dhs70 for group exercise classes. Sat-Thu 8am-11pm. Fri 8am-noon, 2pm-11pm. Ongoing. Dubai Stars Sportsplex, 11a Street, Mirdif, www.dubaistars.ae (800 78277).

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