This week's sport & outdoor events

Your next seven days of sports and outdoor activites, sorted by our experts

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Watch Pakistan v India this week at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
From Dhs20. October 22-26,

Bespoke ride

This cycle studio has classes led by triathletes – improve your technique and get fit. From Dhs100.


Sign your team up to play in a competitive women’s basketball league, which starts October 25.

Tennis coaching

Get private lessons. Dhs2,500 (ten classes with first and last class free).
Daily, 7am-11pm.

Spartan race

Pre-register for this obstacle run. It includes a 5km Sprint and 13km Super Race on November 6.

Wednesday 21

Meydan stables tours
Racing season warms up with weekly behind-the-scenes stables tours, with breakfast at Meydan Hotel. Watch the racehorses during their morning track sessions, tour the stables, jockeys’ rooms, saddling paddock and parade ring. All tour guests get ten percent off ticket and hospitality packages during Meydan’s 2015-2016 race season. Email to book.
Dhs275 (adults), Dhs150 (kids aged four to 12). Tue-Wed 7.30am-11.30am. Until April 2016. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba,
(04 381 3405).

Thursday 22

Gulf Bike Week
Check out the festival of motorcycles at Dubai Autodrome. Watch stunt displays and see some of the hottest new bikes on the market.
From Dhs70. Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri 2pm-11pm, Sat 2pm-9.30pm. Until October 24. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City,

Friday 23

Desert Warrior Challenge
After months of training, fitness fanatics can now take on the 10km obstacle course, which also features a kids’ race this year.
From Dhs385. 7am-4.30pm. Dubai Police Training Facility, Al Rawia, next to Dubai Outlet Mall,

Birdies For Breast Cancer Golf Day
Ladies can play 18 holes of golf and enjoy a luncheon and talks from guest speaker Dr. Annett Al Hamadi. Organised in conjunction with Safe & Sound, BurJuman’s breast cancer awareness programme. Register online to attend.
Dhs750. 11am. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches,

DDF Football Legends
Watch legends of the English Premier League play in this friendly tournament.
From Dhs150. 5pm. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, (04 239 5000).

Saturday 24

Have fun with golf at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Youngsters and novices can easily learn to play golf now that the club has introduced extra-large holes on the Palm Par 3 Course.
Dhs45 (including club hire). Daily 7am-10pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 205 4666).

Sunday 25

This week only Dubai Padel Master Tour
Watch the first-ever Dubai Padel Masters at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex.
Free. Daily 4pm-8.30pm. Until October 31. NAS Sports Complex, Nad Al Sheba,

Monday 26

Join Reebok Run Club with Urban Energy Fitness
Back for the autumn season, this club coaches runners of all abilities to reach their goals and develop technique. Sign up online to join and find a session near you.
From Dhs1,400 (three-month programme). 6am-9.30am. Until April 30, 2016. Various locations including Al Barsha Park, (055 886 9158).

Tuesday 27

Try a PiYo class at Fit Lab
Try this fun, full-body conditioning workout, which combines the core firming benefits of Pilates with the flexibility of yoga.
From Dhs50. Sun 9.30am-10.30am, Tue 10am-11am. Ongoing. Fit Lab Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, (04 417 9850).

Tuck into a five-course meal while flying high in Dubai’s iconic glass lifts

Six restaurants, 239 rooms, two pools, five meeting rooms and top fitness facilities

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Staycations, spa treatments and Dhs3,000 up for grabs at Trophy Room

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