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2017 UAE sports calendar: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Dubai Duty Free Tennis highlights of early year

Listings for upcoming local events in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and throughout the UAE.
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Here is a running calendar of upcoming sporting events in Abu Dhabi and the rest of the UAE for early 2017.

If you have an event to be included in our listings, email us at sports@thenational.ae.




Martial arts

■ April 10-23 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, IPIC Arena, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. Visit www.uaejjf.com


■ April 29, Abu Dhabi Junior Aquathlon, Race 3, 6.30pm, Al Bateen Beach, Abu Dhabi. Distances include super sprint (375-metre swim and 2.5-kilometre run), junior (200m swim, 1.5km run), junior splash and dash (100m swim and 750m run). Call 56 691 3820 or email rachael@gulfmultisport.com.


■ April 20-21, Yas Super Street Challenge, Round 4, Yas Marina Circuit. Categories include 4x4 Super Street SUV, Index 11.5, Index 10.5, Index 9.0 and Super Street - open. Call 800 927 or visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/products/whats-on-track/yas-super-street-challenge.


■ April 20-29, Al Dhafra Water Festival, Al Mirfaa and Al Dhafra. Activities include sailing, beach games, a traditional souq and a children’s village. Visit aldhafrawaterfestival.ae.

■ April 22, 60-foot Dhow Race, Dalma Island, Abu Dhabi. In case of bad weather the race will be delayed from April 27 to May 1. Visit Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club for information.

■ April 28-29. Fina High Diving World Cup, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Visit www.fina.org/content/4th-fina-high-diving-world-cup.



■ May 5, Yas Links Golf Academy Open Day, 11am-3pm. Call 2 810 7710 or email golfacademy@yaslinks.com.


■ May 12-19, Corporate Football Tournament Dubai, Sportzone, Fitness First Meadows, Dubai. Email neha@fitonclick.com for information.


■ May 13-20, Al Gaffal Dhow Race, 5.30am-noon, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, 8pm. Admission is free. Call 4 399 5777 or visit dimc.ae.


■ May 24-25, Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai, Call 56 113 4626 or visit dubai-darts.com.


■ May 26, Dubai Desert Road Run May, Players Club, The Sevens Village. 6am (3km) and 6.15am (10km). Dh85 for 3-kilometre track, Dh125 for 10km track. Visit www.dubairunning.com.



■ June 1-September 3, Dubai Sports World. Sheikh Saeed Halls and Trade Centre Arena, DWTC, Dubai. Over two months of games and sporting challenges, with the occasional celebrity appearance thrown in to boot. Visit www.dubaisportsworld.ae/pages/dswhome


■ June 1-September 30, Summer riding classes, Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Morning sessions 6am-7.30am; evening classes 5.30pm-9pm. Group lessons Dh140. Private lesson Dh280. Call 4 436 2222/56 520 5081 or email contacts@alhabtoorpoloclub.com


■ June 6-10, PSA Dubai World Series Finals, Dubai Opera House, Dubai. Matches at 3pm and 9.30pm. Tickets are Dh50-300. Call 971 4 440 8888 or visit worldseriesfinals.com



■ September 1-30, 300-metre Sniper Rifle Competition, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi. Call 971 2 556 8555 or visit www.alforsan.com



■ October 1-November 30, Top Archer Competition, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi. Call 971 2 556 8555 or visit www.alforsan.com


■ October 20, Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge, Dubai Land District. Tickets start at Dh433. Visit www.desertwarriorchallenge.com/home



■ November 16-19, DP World Tour Championship, Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates. Call 971 4 512 1801 or visit dpwtc.europeantour.com.

Formula One

■ November 24-26, Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit. Call 800 927 or visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com.

Rugby sevens

■ November 30-December 2, Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, The Sevens Stadium. Cal 971 4 321 0008 or visit dubairugby7s.com.



■ December 1-31, Sporting Clay Challenge, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi. Call 971 2 556 8555 or visit www.alforsan.com

Body bulding

■ December 8-9, Dubai Muscle Show, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, 11am-7pm. Tickets start at Dh50. Call 971 4 554 0482 or visit www.dubaimuscleshow.com.

Beach polo

■ December 14-15, Beach Polo Cup, Skydive Dubai. Call 971 4 340 8589 or visit www.beachpolo.net.


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Updated: June 8, 2015 04:00 AM