Sport in the UAE this week - Ice Warrior Challenge, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Ignite Pink is Punk

Welcome to our weekly guide to sports events in the Emirates: What's Up UAE.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
2nd October 2017

article:2nd October 2017

There is no shortage of top sporting events in the Emirates and here’s our one-stop diary of everything that’s going on — welcome to our weekly feature, What’s Up UAE.

Are you attending or participating in one of the following events?


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ICE WARRIOR CHALLENGE

Friday, October 6

Competitors can put their physical and mental skills to the test in the gruelling Ice Warrior Challenge at Ski Dubai.

This will be the eighth edition of the event and is expected be the toughest yet, with entrants required to climb over ice walls, ascend tangled ropes, drag and push lorry tyres and shovel snow – all while coping with the sub-zero degree conditions.

The winning male and female participants will receive 125,000 Emirates Skywards Miles and other prizes.

The Ice Warrior Challenge is suitable for all fitness levels and open to participants age 16 and up.

VENUE: Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
MORE INFO: Ice Warrior Challenge

PAKISTAN VS SRI LANKA

Friday, October 6

Sri Lanka edged Pakistan to win the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

With the second Test set to start on Friday, can the Men in Green avenge defeat and rediscover their solid form on UAE soil?

VENUE: Dubai International Stadium
START TIME: 3:30PM
TICKETS: On sale at the venue

 

IRON STAR INDOOR TRIATHLON

Friday, October 6

GEMS World Academy will host the first indoor triathlon of the event season this Friday, and you don’t want to miss the action!

Athletes from around the UAE have been fully dedicated for this event, and the competition will prove to be a fierce one.

The rules are simple: swim 10 minute, cycle 30 minutes and run 20 minutes – with the aim being to clock as much distance as possible during the allocated time.

VENUE: GEMS World Academy
START TIME: 4.30PM
MORE INFO: Iron Star Indoor Triathlon

ARABIAN GULF CUP

Friday, October 6 – Saturday, October 7

Al Jazira look to put their recent poor run of domestic form behind them when they travel to Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium to face an in-form Al Ain side in the Arabian Gulf Cup.

In the other fixtures, Shabab Al Ahli entertain Sharjah as Cosmin Olaroiu’s side look to keep their grip on the trophy.

MORE INFO: AGL Website

Cosmin Olaroiu.

Cosmin Olaroiu.

IGNITE PINK IS PUNK SWIM RUN

Friday, October 6

There’s still time to register if you want to take part in the eighth edition of the Ignite Pink is Punk Swim: Run event, taking place on Friday.

Taking place at Anantara The Palm Resort in Dubai at 06:00, it promises to be bigger and better with every single penny raised being donated to the Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Programme.

The Open category consists of 600m swim, 3km beach and pavement run, while the Sprint event is 400m swim and a 1.6km beach and pavement run.

Juniors can enjoy a 200m swim and a 800m beach run, while there is also the Fun Run which consists of 3km beach and pavement run.

VENUE: Anantara The Palm, Dubai
START TIME: 06:00AM


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