Focus on Hatta as UCI HERO Hatta Dubai returns for its second season on Friday with cyclists from more than 40 countries on the start line
UCI HERO Dubai Hatta, the only Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) mountain bike race in the Arabian Peninsula, the Dubai Muscle Show, and the Ladies European Tour’s Dubai Moonlight Classic golf tournament headline a blockbuster list of 32 sports events taking place in Dubai this week, including the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Twenty20 World Cup where two of cricket’s oldest foes, Australia and England, square-off at Dubai International Stadium on Saturday.
Five of these 32 events are international – the fifth being the American Swimming Coaches Association’s first 1st Middle East Swimming Coaches Conference, which is taking place at Hamdan Sports Complex.
The month-long 30x30 Dubai Fitness Challenge will also kick off this week, on Oct.29, with various activities taking place around the Emirate - in schools, beaches and parks, in different communities, and community and fitness centres.
Organised by HBG Events in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Muscle Show will take place from Oct.28-30 at Dubai World Trade Center, bringing together some of the biggest names from the world of bodybuilding and fitness.
The most successful Arab bodybuilder in history, Egypt’s Mamdouh Elssbiay, popularly known as Big Ramy, will return to Dubai on a high, having successfully defended his Mr Olympia title. Joining him at the Show will be the legendary eight time Mr Olympia, Ronnie Coleman, six time Mr Olympia, Dorian Yates, and Flex Lewis, who is the only person to win the Mr Olympia 212 category a record seven consecutive times. The show’s stellar line-up also includes bodybuilder and fitness model Ulisses Jr and IFBB NY Pro Wellness Champion, Yarishna Ayala.
The second edition of the HERO Dubai Hatta, taking place on October 29 at the Hatta MTB Trail Centre, will feature cyclists from more than 40 countries, including the sport’s biggest stars like current World Champions, Ramona Forchini and Leonardo Paez, and Ariane Lüthi, Martin Stosek, Kristian Hynek, Katazina Sosna, Andreas Seewald, and Urs Huber.
Meanwhile, superstar Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn will line up alongside compatriot Atthaya Thitikul, Europe’s victorious Solheim Cup skipper Catriona Matthew and English legend Dame Laura Davies in a star-studded field, competing under the floodlights at the 15th Dubai Moonlight Classic presented by EGA - the only night tournament in world golf.
The 9th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament will also start this week with the Bowling competition at Dubai Bowling Centre on October 26. The badminton competition will then start at Al Nasr Club from October 27, continuing until October 31, while the CrossFit championship will take place on October 29 at Max & Aegle in Nad Al Sheba.
A balance of work and physical fitness is very important. There are a lot of work-related injuries that are still not properly addressed. These may be due to prolonged sitting, improper posture, poor health and fitness status.
The Dubai fitness Challenge, the flagship fitness initiative launched by Sheikh Hamdan, is gearing up to motivate everyone to renew their commitment to a fitter future with the launch of its 6th edition, running from Oct.29 to Nov.27, 2022.
Sheikh Abdullah expressed his gratitude to the General Authority for Sports after Emirates Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation officials gained positions in the Asian Bodybuilding Federation and the Asian Fitness Federation.
Hayward, meanwhile, took the overall honours in the 10km run with a time of 47:28, finishing a minute and 37 seconds ahead of Helen Boland of Ireland (49:05), while Kahli Johnson of the UK was third overall with a time of 49:10.
Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the women's Under-19 team on winning the inaugural Under-19 T20 World Cup in South Africa. Indian girls defeated England by seven wickets in a one-sided match.
The 35-year-old climbed to his player's box afterwards to embrace his mother and broke down in uncontrollable tears, collapsing to the ground sobbing.
The team kept their leading streak until halftime with a comfortable 5-goal lead. The Dubai Wolves by Cafu redeemed themselves in the succeeding chukkers with a flurry of goals from Carlos Ulloa and threatened to steal the victory with a last-second penalty.