FAST AND FIT
Balance lavish iftars with some fitness – the Ramadan Night Runs are being held at Yas Circuit in Abu Dhabi on June 2 and at Dubai Autodrome in Dubai on June 9, with 10km, 5km and 3km courses spread across private, traffic-free roads. The participation fee for the 3km race is Dh90; Dh120 for the 5km and Dh140 for the 10km. All races start at 10.15pm and finish at midnight. Visit dubairunning.com.
If you want to stay on the fitness wagon all Ramadan long then sign up for the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament, which was specially created for those who are fasting yet want to stay fit. The tournament is open to men and women of all nationalities and includes competitions in paddle tennis, archery, volleyball, running, wheelchair basketball and goalball. From June 1-10; free to public. Visit nasst.ae.
Prefer to watch? The Professional Squash Association (PSA) hosts the Dubai World Series Finals from today until June 10: The best of international squash players will battle it out at the Dubai Opera. Day matches commence at 3pm and evening matches at 9.30pm. Ticket start from Dh50; visit worldseriesfinals.com.
Want to be the next Djokovic or Nadal? The Zayed Sports City Academy is offering a six-session tennis package for players with no previous tennis experience, formulated keeping in mind those who will fast during Ramadan, and ending with a tournament between the new tennis stars. On Sundays and Tuesdays from May 28 to June 13; Dh600 per person. Call 02 403 4222 or email email@example.com.
The Tough Mudder challenge (below) will be back this December to test your mettle. While the obstacle course challenge will take place on December 8-9 at the Hamdan Sports Complex, tickets for the event are already on sale. A host of new obstacle courses will up the ante this year, along with the usual favourites such as Arctic Enema 2.0 (a head-first plunge into ice-cold water) and Electroshock Therapy (a sprint through dangling electric wires charged with over 10,000 volts of electricity). Visit toughmudder.ae.