Sport this week in the UAE

There is no shortage of sporting action in the UAE this week and Sport360 has come up with our top picks.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
11th December 2016

article:11th December 2016

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EVENT LISTINGS:

BADMINTON WORLD SUPER SERIES FINALS 2016

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14 – SUNDAY DECEMBER 18

The BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals are back again this year, seeing some of the world’s best badminton stars competing at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai.

Launched in 2007, the BWF World Superseries is a 12-tournament series where the world’s best singles and doubles players compete to reach the top eight Destination Dubai Rankings and secure a place in the Dubai World Superseries Finals in December.

The BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals will see the eight top players in the Destination Dubai Rankings in singles, doubles and mixed doubles categories compete in Dubai from December 14-18, for a share of a million dollar prize pool.

To qualify for Dubai the players have to amass points from twelve MetLife BWF World Superseries Tournaments held throughout the year.

 

WHERE: Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai
TIME: 10:00
CONTACT: [email protected]

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

THE MEGAS, THE MIDDLE EAST GOLF AWARDS 2016

Sport360, in association with the region’s golf bodies and sports councils, recognise the incredible achievements that have been accomplished throughout the year with the MEGAs, the Middle East Golf Awards.

A black tie event, the MEGAs set a new standard of golf awards, and, as an annual event, will reflect the ultimate ambitions of everyone involved in golf here in the region.

The 2016 edition of the MEGAs is supported by Singha Corporation and Dubai Sports City.

WHERE: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
TIME: 19:05
CONTACT: awards.sport360.com/mega

MEYDAN HORSE RACES – DAY 4

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

Dubai is well known for it’s zeal for horse-racing given the success of the world renowned Godolphin stable, and each Thursday night, Meydan will be hosting nights of horse racing for fans and newcomers alike to enjoy.

General admission is free but there are also hospitality packages to suit all manner of tastes.

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WHERE: Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai
TIME: 18:30
CONTACT: +97143270077

MERCEDES-BENZ CHALLENGE POWERED BY RUSH-A-WAY

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

Calling all petrolheads! The Mercedes-Benz Challenge, powered by Rush-A-Way, is an adrenaline-fueled racing challenge in the UAE.

100 teams will drive around Dubai in Mercedes-Benz cars, completing seven challenges to win the ultimate prize, a Mercedes-Benz GLC 250.

Click here for more details.

WHERE: Gems Founders School, Al Barsha, Dubai
TIME: 08:00
CONTACT: +971 050 427 4030

URBAN-ULTRA DESERT STINKER

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

Enjoy the winter weather and tranquility of the desert with your family and friends.

You can rent fat bikes from a number of locations in Dubai – AdventureHQ, TREK and cycle hub all have availability.

And for the kids? Saturday morning brings adventurous fun from AdventureHQ and camp fun with some good old family favourites like the tug-o-war, egg and spoon, sack racing and more!

A campsite area will be designated next to the start/finish, but all camping equipment like tent, sleeping bags, grill, BBQ food/water, firewood, comfort items etc. are your own responsibility. limited number of tents which are available on a first come first served basis.

WHERE: Al Qudra Desert Lake, Dubai
TIME: 19:00
CONTACT: +971528130018

5 STAR AQUATHLON – RACE 2

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

The second race of the 5 Star Aquathlon series gets underway at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The aquathlon event is for all the family and race pack collection is on the day.

WHERE: St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
TIME: 07:30
CONTACT: +971501094055

JLL TRIATHLON SERIES 2016/17 – RACE 1

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Held at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort, participants return to test their triathlon mettle in Dubai.

Triathletes and casual competitors will be tasked with a 750-metre swim, followed by a 20km bike ride and then, once inside the hotel’s grounds, a 5km run.

The race’s first edition initially attracted hundreds of people but as the triathlon gathers support with each passing year, organisers are expecting larger turnouts.

WHERE: Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali
TIME: 06:30
CONTACT: +971501057845

DUBAI DESERT ROAD RUN 2016

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

The Desert Road Run appeals to athletes of all levels, from first timers to seasoned runners.

Essentially a community run encouraging participation, the course has a private traffic-free road that extends to a 10km distance for experienced runners, and 3km for newcomers.

WHERE: The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, Dubai
TIME: 07:45
CONTACT: +971506245095


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