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In pictures: Your guide to what’s on when in the UAE’s packed sporting calendar

October 14, 2013

Event: Fifa Under 17 World Cup, throughout the UAE. Date: October 17-November 8. Mohamed al Akbari, right, and Sultan al Shamsi of the UAE Under 17 squad pose with the tournament trophy. Ravindranath K / The National
Event: Fifa Under 17 World Cup, throughout the UAE. Date: October 17-November 8. Mohamed al Akbari, right, and Sultan al Shamsi of the UAE Under 17 squad pose with the tournament trophy. Ravindranath K / The National
Event: Fina Swimming World Cup fourth round, Dubai. Date: October 17-18. South African swimmer Chad Le Clos called the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex the best in the world last year. Sarah Dea / The National
Event: Fina Swimming World Cup fourth round, Dubai. Date: October 17-18. South African swimmer Chad Le Clos called the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex the best in the world last year. Sarah Dea / The National
Event: Desert Force MMA Championship, Dubai. Date: October 17. The Dubai Sports Council will debut the first Arab professional mixed martial arts competition. Mike Young / The National
Event: Desert Force MMA Championship, Dubai. Date: October 17. The Dubai Sports Council will debut the first Arab professional mixed martial arts competition. Mike Young / The National
Event: DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. Date: November 14-17. Rory McIlroy won the 2012 edition of the tournament. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB
Event: DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. Date: November 14-17. Rory McIlroy won the 2012 edition of the tournament. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB
Event: Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi. Date: November 1-3. Lotus-Renault's Kimi Raikkonen won the 2012 race. Christopher Pike / The National
Event: Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi. Date: November 1-3. Lotus-Renault's Kimi Raikkonen won the 2012 race. Christopher Pike / The National
Event: Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, Dubai. Date: November 28-30. Samoa defeated New Zealand 26-14 in the final last year. Jake Badger / The National
Event: Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, Dubai. Date: November 28-30. Samoa defeated New Zealand 26-14 in the final last year. Jake Badger / The National
Event: Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Abu Dhabi. Date: December 26-28. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray will be among those participating. Sammy Dallal / The National
Event: Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Abu Dhabi. Date: December 26-28. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray will be among those participating. Sammy Dallal / The National
Event: Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, Dubai. Date: January 25. The 2014 marathon will be the 15th edition of the race. Mike Young / The National
Event: Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, Dubai. Date: January 25. The 2014 marathon will be the 15th edition of the race. Mike Young / The National
Event: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi. Date: January 16-19. Rory McIlroy, right, has been the runner-up twice at the tournament. Jeff Topping / The National
Event: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi. Date: January 16-19. Rory McIlroy, right, has been the runner-up twice at the tournament. Jeff Topping / The National
Event: Dubai Desert Classic, Dubai. Date: January 27-February 2. Lee Westwood, right, plays a shot at the 2013 edition of the tournament. Marwan Naamani / AFP
Event: Dubai Desert Classic, Dubai. Date: January 27-February 2. Lee Westwood, right, plays a shot at the 2013 edition of the tournament. Marwan Naamani / AFP
Event: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, Dubai. Date: February 17-March 1. Juan Martin Del Potro made it to the semifinals last year. Jaime Puebla / The National.
Event: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, Dubai. Date: February 17-March 1. Juan Martin Del Potro made it to the semifinals last year. Jaime Puebla / The National.
Event: Dubai World Cup, Dubai. Date: March 29. Animal Kingdom at the 2013 race. Razan Alzayani / The National
Event: Dubai World Cup, Dubai. Date: March 29. Animal Kingdom at the 2013 race. Razan Alzayani / The National