Endurance sports lovers can get back in the groove with Ironstar Indoor Triathlon Series’ second race of the season.
With five races across five summer months, the series aims to keep triathletes active during a time of the year when the heat takes away the option for outdoor activities.
By holding their triathlons indoors, Ironstar are giving athletes plenty of reason to keep swimming, running and biking during the summer.
On top of that, Ironstar’s special feature is that these triathlons aren’t based on a set distance, but rather on how far athletes can go in the time given, which makes the format appealing to experienced triathletes and newcomers who want to break into triathlons for the first time.
Registration is open for the second race of the season, held on Saturday, June 23 at Jebel Ali Recreation Club.
Participants can choose to race individually in male or female categories (18 years and above), or be part of a relay team, in which each member will start and finish simultaneously.
The race format for individual athletes includes a 10-minute swim in the pool (25 metres), a 30-minute ride on a stationary bike (stages) and a 20-minute run on a treadmill (LifeFitness).
For relay teams, the format consists of a 30-minute swim, a 30-minute bike ride and a 30-minute run.
After the races, an awards ceremony will be held as the top three finishers in the male, female and team categories receive trophies.
At the end of the series, following the fifth race, the top finishers for the season will be rewarded. Two male, two female and one team in the two age groups (18-39 and 40-plus) will be announced on September 15 based on their performance at a minimum of three races.
Sign up for the upcoming race now through iron-star.com/en. The entry fee is Dh415 for individuals and Dh787 for relay teams, and includes a buffet dinner in the post-race celebration.
Don’t let the heat keep you from staying in shape this summer. Join the Ironstar Indoor Triathlon Series to get moving and stay moving.
13:00-13:30: Registration for individual athletes
13:30-13:50: Briefing for individual athletes
14:00-17:40: Waves for individual athletes
16:30-17:15: Registration for relay teams
17:20-17:40: Briefing relay teams
17:50-18:20: Wave for relay teams
18:30-19:00: Awards ceremony
19:00-20:00: Post race dinner and celebration
What: Ironstar Indoor Triathlon Series race two
Where: Jebel Ali Recreation Club
When: Saturday, June 23
Contact: Visit www.iron-star.com/en to register and for more information
One of Dubai’s favourite beach bars is opening a special World Cup venue packed with big screens. Opening on the 14th June, in time for the Russia v Saudi Arabia opener, the purpose-built tent will be awash with football fans ahead of the first whistle.
A World Cup offer of a beverage and a burger for AED150 also includes pool and beach access so there’s plenty of time to eat, drink and relax while you’re waiting for the next game to kick off. What’s more the games are also being shown on smaller screens outside the tent as well, so you won’t have to leave your sun lounger.
The non-smoking, air-conditioned beach tent will also remain open for guests to escape the heat all through summer too.
Timings: 10am onwards
World Cup offer: Burger or sandwich, bottle of hops, and pool access for AED150.
The biggest tournament in sport is back next week, with Russia hosting the 21st FIFA World Cup. Football fans will be making the 3,400-mile journey from the UAE to Russia but don’t worry if you haven’t bagged tickets, as World Cup mania takes over Dubai.
With loads of venues competing for business, there are some cracking deals on offer for fans. The eight screens and a giant projector ensure you won’t miss a kick in the Crowne Plaza. Harvesters bar are running daily World Cup food and beverage promotions throughout the tournament, which are ideal for those making a day of it. The offers run from 12pm – 2am and include Match Day Buckets for AED110 and a Dress for Discount offer, which gets you 20% off your bill if you’re wearing a football shirt. What’s more, if you fancy yourself as a World Cup pundit, correctly predict scores before the game and you’ll be rewarded with some prizes for those you get right.
The venue itself is a popular English-style pub, a favourite hangout for football fans, thanks to its traditional hearty British food. The place has picked up a reputation for its generous portions too. For those not so keen on British pub grub the menu also has popular dishes from all around the world as well. If you’re asking us, we recommend the bangers and mash or fish and chips, which make the perfect pre-match meal.
The Crowne Plaza hotel, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite the Dubai World Trade Center has 568 rooms for guests and state-of-the-art facilities including an outdoor pool and spa, ideal for those looking to relax after the World Cup hype. Offers begin in time for when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the tournament curtain raiser on June 14th.
What: FIFA World Cup @ Harvesters
Where: Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
When: Daily from June 14th to July 15th
Contact: For further information visit www.fundining.ae. For reservations contact [email protected] or phone 800 276963.