There is no end of sport to get involved in or watch over the next seven days in UAE and here are Sport360’s top picks. From international Test cricket to the spooky Neorun Halloween there is something for everyone in the Emirates this week.
ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP FINAL
Wednesday, 28th October – Sunday, 1st November
The prestigious ISAF Sailing World Cup final regattas come to UAE with a mix of traditional sailing and kiteboarding.
All ten Olympic events will be contested with an open kiteboarding event joining the fray around Lulu Island off the UAE capital’s stunning Corniche.
With just 20 boats in each event the competition is set to be fierce. The ten Olympic events will contest an opening series and a Medal Race with the kiteboard fleet using a short track format.
Venue: Abu Dhabi Corniche
Website: Sailing World Cup
GULF CAPITAL SME AWARDS
Wednesday, 28th October
Join a fun night of awards that recognise business leaders and entrepreneurs for innovation growth and success.
The chosen companies will proceed to the second stage of judging where they will deliver face to face presentations to the judges and prove why they deserve to be named the best.
Venue: Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai
Website: Meeds Awards
DUBAI OFF-ROAD AND ADVENTURE SHOW
Thursday, 29th October
This unique show allows consumers to try out a plethora of exciting and innovative off-road and adventure equipment.
Free activites include 4×4 demos, mountainbike/fatbike testing, climbing walls and paddle boards to name just a few!
After all that adventure you can relax and replenish in the food stalls, filled with great music and a variety of drinks on offer to adults.
Venue: Dubai Sports City
Website: Dubai Adventure Show
Thursday, 29th October
Neorun is the perfect opportunity for you & your friends to take your creativity to the next level and outshine each other.
In this special Halloween edition of Neorun participants will experience the brightest race attractions and glo-tastic colour zones as they journey through the magically spooky underworld.
Venue: Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
ARABIAN GULF LEAGUE
Thursday, 29th October – Saturday, 31st October
All 14 AGL teams are in action and one game not to miss is table-toppers One game to watch out for is second-placed Al Nasr against resurgent Al Shabab
UAE PREMIERSHIP RUGBY
Friday, 30th October
Abu Dhabi Harlequins have taken an early lead in this year’s Premiership campaign, but face a tough away task against last year’s champions and capital rivals Saracens.
Website: Gulf Rugby
Friday, 30th October
The UAE’s original run, swim, run event to support Breast Cancer Awareness is back for its 6th year and is a fun morning out with your family & friends.
Race entrance fee includes: Singlet, race chip, prizes, food and beverage samples from sponsors.
Venue: Saadiyat Public Beach, Abu Dhabi
Website: Premier Online
RED BULL X-FIGHTERS
Friday, 30th October
The world’s best freestyle motocross (FMX) riders will show off their flips and tricks when the final event of the 2015 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour comes to Abu Dhabi.
The event marks the first time for the UAE to host the season finale and fans will get a chance to see a stellar roster of FMX athletes battle it out for glory.
Venue: Abu Dhabi Corniche
Website: Red Bull X-Fighters
Saturday, 31st October
The latest edition of NSL Cricket is into its fourth round and there is still all to play for accross the UAE.
Website: NSL360 Cricket
Saturday, 31st October
The UAE’s most prestigious school’s football tournament is reaching fever pitch with schools from all corners of the Emirates battling to become the ultimate school champion.
Please see the website below for a full run down of all this week’s matches.
Website: NSL360 Football
PAKISTAN V ENGLAND – THIRD TEST
Sunday, 1st November – Thursday, 5th November
The third and final Test between Pakistan and England takes place at the historic Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium and the hosts take a 1-0 lead into the match.
Visitors England will be playing a Test for the first time in the northerly Emirate.
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium
Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to inspire the New England Patriots to a 30-23 victory over the New York Jets which takes them to 6-0 at the top of the AFC East.
The Jets held a 20-16 advantage with 13 minutes remaining but Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski took catches from Brady to score and stretch New England’s lead over their divisional rivals to two games.
The Jets recovered the onside kick with 15 seconds left after Nick Folk kicked a 55-yard field goal on first down but they ran out of time as Brady’s final-quarter show – 13-of-16 for 135 yards – proved the difference.
The Miami Dolphins raced into a 41-0 half-time lead before holding off a spirited fightback from the Houston Texans to record a 44-26 success.
Ryan Tannehill completed 18 of 19 passes for 282 yards, with all four Miami touchdowns coming before the break as the Texans were blown away.
The Dolphins had lost their previous seven games against Houston but were celebrating back-to-back victories under interim head coach Dan Campbell at full-time.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 25, 2015
Like Miami, the New Orleans Saints were fast starters as they built up a 27-0 lead over the Indianapolis Colts, who lost for the second week in a row despite pulling the score back to 27-21 late on.
Allen Hurns’ touchdown with 2:25 to go snatched a thrilling 34-31 triumph for the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Buffalo Bills as they won their first game at Wembley at the third attempt.
The Kansas City Chiefs ended a five-game losing run by beating the injury-hit Pittsburgh Steelers 23-13 on a day to remember for Charcandrick West, who scored his first career touchdown and rushed for 110 yards.
The Atlanta Falcons returned to winning ways after suffering their first loss of the season by edging the Tennessee Titans 10-7 to move to 6-1 in the NFC South, Matt Ryan throwing for 251 yards including a touchdown pass.
The Washington Redskins completed the biggest comeback in their history with just 24 seconds left to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-30.
Kirk Cousins was the hero for the Redskins after throwing three second-half touchdown passes to help turn a 24-0 deficit into a famous win.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 26, 2015
Rookie Todd Gurley scored his first two career touchdowns and rushed for 128 yards as the St Louis Rams eased past the Cleveland Browns 24-6.
Teddy Bridgewater threw for a season-high 316 yards to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 28-19 success against the Detroit Lions, their first NFC North win on the road in three years.
In the late games, Giants coach Tom Coughlin reached 100 wins as New York beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-20.
Dwayne Harris’ 100-yard kick-off return touchdown in the fourth quarter gave the Giants a fourth victory in five games.
And that was enough to leave them top of the NFC East as the Philadelphia Eagles were beaten 24-16 by the still perfect Carolina Panthers.
Cam Newton threw for 197 yards and one touchdown and scored himself off a two-yard rush to take the Panthers’ record to 6-0.
Derek Carr threw for three touchdowns as the Oakland Raiders won 37-29 against the San Diego Chargers, who have lost three straight games.
It’s almost nostalgic each time you step into a room full of water bottles, lots of excited people, an enthusiastic coach, and amazing music. You might even hate yourself for the gruelling workout that is about to transpire, however you always thank yourself once it’s been completed. That’s the beauty of cycling.
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There’s no doubt that cycling is great for you and even better with a group of like minded people. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of cycling and where you can go both indoor and outdoor in Dubai to get your cycling fix.
A Ton of Calories Burned
Cycling has to be one of the best cardiovascular exercises for shedding huge amounts of calories. If you’re looking to lose some unnecessary weight, cycling (along with a good diet) has the ability to shift unwanted pounds…..and fast! For example, the average indoor spin class lasts approx 45 minutes and an average person can expect to burn between 400-600 calories during this workout. Some people can even burn as many as 700+ calories. If you elect to hit the pavement and cycle outdoors, you will burn just as many calories and even more if you choose to venture into the hills.
Easy on the Joints
Another major benefit of cycling is the lack of major stress on the lower limb joints. Getting on the bike really is a great alternative to running. The circular motion of cycling allows a more natural flexion and extension of the knee joint and is worlds away from the jolting of the knees and hips you might get from pounding the pavement when running. Cycling is really low impact and a great exercise for all types of people.
Aside from burning massive amounts of calories and protecting your precious joints, cycling contributes a lot to lowering your stress levels. What is known as the ‘cyclers high’ holds true as the rush that cyclists experience is a release of mood enhancing endorphins. In essence, endorphin release leads to positive emotions, a high level of euphoria, and a strong combative force against stress.
Indoor Cycling In The UAE:
Name: Flywheel Sports
About: This indoor stadium-style cycling class has up to 45 state-of-the-art custom Flywheel bikes. There is performance-tracking technology, amazing music, complimentary towels, and cycling shoes. The most popular package is 10 rides for AED 1,050 (AED 105/Class).
Locations: Burj Views, West Tower, Ground Level, Downtown Dubai, UAE
Phone: 971 4 423 2544
Gold & Diamond Park. Building 7, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE
Name: Souplesse Cycle
About: Now this place is just awesome! It opened in April 2015 and if you’re looking for the best indoor cycling experience in the UAE, sign up for one of their classes. They use the newly launched and unique RealRyder Indoor Cycling Bike. It is like no other indoor bike you have ever used before and is designed to mimic the feel of an outdoor bike. Like most places, the first ride is complementary; one class is AED 115 and 10 classes are AED 100 per class.
Location: Motor City, Apex, Atrium Building Rooftop, Dubai, UAE
Phone: 971 455 473 46
Name: The Room
About: Are you feeling like doing a stellar indoor cycling class that also has a strong focus on socializing with similar people to you? Add to that, all of the instructors are spinning certified and are experienced outdoor cyclists and you’ve got a winning formula. Classes are 45+ or 75+ minutes. One class is AED 65, where the more popular packages start at AED 600 for 10 sessions (AED 60/Class).
Location: Zayed Sports City (Gate 16), International Tennis Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: 971 563 310 310
Outdoor Cycling In The UAE:
Name: Al Qudra Cycle Path
About: This fairly new track is at Al Qudra Road and is 80+km in length. Any type of rider can do the first section of the path as it starts off as an 18km ride. This is at the northern part of Al Qudra Road by the bridge over the Dubai Bypass Road and goes to the intersection of Bab Al Shams Road and Al Qudrah Road. At that point, the second part of the path is for the more experienced riders as there is another 50+km, which goes through the dunes by the Bab Al Shams Hotel.
Name: Al Barsha Pond Park Bicycle Path
About: This family-friendly bicycle path is mainly for children and beginner riders. It is only 1,500m in length and is a scenic ride around Barsha pond. The park is typically open from 8:00am-10:00pm.
Name: Dubai Autodrome
About: Every Wednesday (subject to track availability) Spinneys presents FREE Cycle Safe Nights at the Dubai Autodrome race track circuit from 6pm until 9pm. The Circuit of 2.5km is undulating and flood lit. A helmet must be worn at all times.
Just turn up and cycle. Once you get off the Motor City exit from the Arabian Ranches interchange, drive past the Autodrome on your right, then turn right and follow the road around to the back entrance where you can drive in and park your car at the Autodrome Pit Lane.
Name: Yas Marina Formula 1 Track
About: TrainYAS offers free entry for anyone every Tuesday 6:00-10:00pm. It is on a Formula 1 racetrack and it is completely lit and safe. It is 5.5km in length and everyone must wear a helmet.
There are a ton of benefits when it comes to cycling. It’s not only good for your physical health, but it will also help reduce your stress levels and get you out socializing. What are you waiting for? Get pedalling.
Article provided by: NutritionSouq.com