Dubai Sports City will be opening up their facilities on December 7 for residents of all ages to saddle up and enjoy some great off-road fun with the return of the Dubai Pulse Race.
The ever-popular community event will return for its 12th edition and is open to keen bikers and casual cyclists of all ages for a family-fun packed day which also has a whole host of activities for all the family to enjoy.
With a selection of routes to follow, including a family-friendly 5km, a 10km for the bit more adventurous and a 20km challenge, there is more than enough on offer to keep even the most serious of bikers interested.
As well as attracting seasoned riders looking to boost their fitness during the UAE cycling season, the Dubai Pulse Race is a great family day out, with an action-packed schedule of live entertainment for young ones.
The Dubai Pulse Race is a great way to spend a cool winter’s morning in Dubai, when the temperature drops and there will be a welcome chill to the air – the ideal conditions for outdoor cycling.
Whether you’re a regular rider or only saddle up at the weekend, the Dubai Pulse Race is the perfect place to meet fellow cyclists, improve your fitness and make friends with similar interests.
Each of the routes are clearly marked and manned by staff who will be on hand to help with unwelcome punctures or bumps on the day.
Always popular among the UAE’s growing cycling community and with families, Dubai Sports City is expecting an even larger turnout at this year’s Dubai Pulse Race with the event coinciding with the highly anticipated UAE Road Cycling Championship.
The fourth and final stage of the championship, which began at the start of October, will see some of the best riders in the Emirates hit the roads on December 7, with the event starting and finishing at Dubai Sports City.
Post-race activities will include face painting, an inflatable obstacle course, bouncy castle and craft making plus a chance to discover the wide range of sporting and beverage facilities on offer within Dubai Sports City.
Vijay Sajjanhar, CFO of Dubai Sports City, said: “The Dubai Pulse Race is one of the highlights of Dubai Sports City’s packed calendar of fun family events, sporting activities and competitions.
“Each year the UAE’s cycling community shows its full support for this wonderful event, and we are looking forward to welcoming back a lot of familiar faces as well as lots of newcomers and their families with the added bonus of watching the action unfold in the UAE Championship grand finale.
“As well as being popular with regular riders, the Dubai Pulse Race is a great introduction to cycling as a hobby with a variety of routes to try. It’s also a great way to discover the wide-range of entertainment facilities we have on offer at Dubai Sports City all year round.
“Cycling is a great and inexpensive way to keep fit and active, to enjoy the great outdoors and the fantastic weather at this time of the year and to make new friends at our regular community and team events.”
Pre-event registration is encouraged and can be found by visiting the partners’ page www.thecyclehub.com.
Entrants can also enter on the day at Dubai Sports City’s Sports Village from 07:00, with the event beginning at 08:00.
What: Dubai Pulse Race
Where: Dubai Sports City
When: December 7
Contact: Visit www.thecyclehub.com to sign up
The first term at the Spanish Soccer Schools may be nearing full time, but now is the perfect opportunity to sign your kids up to term two, which takes to the field in the New Year.
Now in its sixth season, the Spanish Soccer Schools kicked off in September and the whistle will blow to end the first term on December 14. But parents can sign their budding stars up to be trained under the guidance of experienced coaches, including former Spain international and Real Madrid legend, Michel Salgado.
Term two begins in January 2019 and will run until May, with specific dates to be determined.
Aspiring footballers aged five to 15 can learn from experienced coaches at the Spanish Soccer Schools, which is based at Dubai Sports City’s state-of-the-art football facilities.
The school uses the Spanish model of football that saw Spain’s national team lift consecutive European Championships in 2008 and 2012 (the first ever team to win the tournament back to back) and the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
The School’s holistic philosophy ensures that children’s all-round development needs are met through sport. Footballing skills aside, the Spanish Soccer School also teaches to kids the importance of sporting values, team spirit and togetherness.
Speaking about the new season, Spanish Soccer Schools’ Dubai director Salgado said: “We are going into our sixth season of Spanish Soccer Schools and it’s been great to see it progress.
“We’ve been working hard and successfully developing kids step by step. The Spanish Soccer Schools are my passion and I’m looking forward to working with the young players this term.”
Located in the heart of Dubai Sports City, the football academy has a fully air-conditioned indoor dome with a natural grass pitch as well as an outdoor pitch with artificial grass. It also has Kickers Bar and Champs cafe for parents to stay entertained while their kids are training.
Days and times vary on each age group, refer to the website for more information. Prices range from Dh2,000 per week, per term.
Grasp a tremendous opportunity to not only be coached, but also be developed in football and in life by some of the best and most passionate coaches/educators from Spain, right here in Dubai.
Please note that programme timings and rates are subject to change without prior notification.
What: Spanish Soccer Schools term two
Where: Dubai Sports City
When: January-May 2019
Visitors heading to the Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018 next month can get into the festive spirit early thanks to the tournament’s first-ever Christmas Market.
The tournament, on December 13-14, will be packed full of unique and stylish gift ideas. On offer will be items ranging from arts and crafts, jewellery, holiday gifts and toys to home décor and health and wellness products.
The tournament returns to Dubai Harbour (formerly known as Skydive Dubai) and for the first time, there will be free admission to the Shams Public Zone with fans needing to register online at www.800tickets.com beforehand to get their pass.
Along with the Christmas Market, there will be food outlets and premium beverages available plus free entry into the legendary after-parties concluding both days of polo action.
If visitors are looking to make it an extra-special polo weekend, tickets to the VIP Majlis Zone are also available to purchase via www.800tickets.com and include F&B and premium beverages.
On Thursday, December 13, the doors will open at 7:30pm with the VIP red carpet from 8-9pm and the opening ceremony followed by the first match from 9pm. Once the final chukka has been played, the fun continues with an after-party in the Majlis Zone from 11pm.
Friday is finals day with the doors opening at 4:30pm, the VIP red carpet from 5-6pm and the semi-final starting straight after the opening ceremony at 6pm, just as the sun begins to set. Guests attending finals day will also be treated to spectacular entertainment including a half-time show and fireworks.
The winning team will be presented with the iconic trophy just before the tournament’s closing after-party in the Majlis Zone from 10pm, which is again open to all fans.
For further information and ticket details for the Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018, visit www.beachpolocup.com.
For budding entrepreneurs, there are a limited number of stalls still available to rent at the tournament’s Christmas Market. For further information visit www.beachpolocup.com/christmas-market.
WHAT: Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018 Christmas market.
WHEN: December 13-14
WHERE: Dubai Harbour (formerly known as Skydive Dubai).