On The Radar: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf & more

Sport360 staff 16:13 11/01/2015
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Teeing off: Last year the event attracted over 63,000 fans and was beamed to a global TV audience of over 436 million.

Monday, January 12-17

ITF Junior Tennis Championships

Venue: Abu Dhabi Country Club

Junior players representing more than 40 countries have registered for the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi ITF Championships hosted by the Abu Dhabi Country Club. Kareem Allaf is the No. 1 UAE junior and will be looking to use the tips he picked up when being used as a practise partner for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic earlier this month at the Mubadala World Championshpis in Abu Dhabi.

Website: ITF Tennis

Wednesday, January 14 
Afghanistan vs Scotland cricket

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Start:02:00 PM

The Dubai Triangular Series is a round-robin One Day International cricket tournament held in the UAE from January 8-19, 2015. It is a tri-nation series between Afghanistan, Ireland and Scotland as a warm-up for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Ireland are currently at the top of the table with one wim, followed by Afghanistan with a win and a loss and Scotland with one loss.

Thursday, January 15 
Dubai World Cup Carnival 2015 (Race 2)

Venue: Meydan Racecourse 
Start: 6:45 PM

A battle between the world's best horses, jockeys and trainers, Dubai World Cup Carnival will feature a series of nine highly-competitive race meetings. The Dubai World Cup Carnival attracts the most famous stars of the international racing scene, with the finale – the Dubai World Cup – set to be held on March 28, 2015 taking the title of the world's richest race meeting. 

Website: Dubai World Cup

Thursday, January 15-18 
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Venue: Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Teeing off in 2006, the Abi Dhabi Golf Championship is recognised as one of the leading events on the European Tour. Last year the event attracted over 63,000 fans and was beamed to a global TV audience of over 436 million. The players will vie for the iconic Falcon Trophy and a cut of the $2.7million prize purse, the richest in the region.

– Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship celebrates its 10th anniversary

Website: Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
 

Thursday, January 15-27
The President Cup Falcon Competitions

Venue: Abu Dhabi Falconers' Club 

This competition is organised by Abu Dhabi Falconers’ Club with the aim of preserving past achievements and supporting the UAE’s heritage and ancestral sports. The club has also announced that the prize fund has now been increased to AED 25,000,000 and 56 cars to add more challenge and excitement to the event.

Website: Abu Dhabi Events – Falconry

Friday, January 16
UAE Jet Ski Race (Heat 1)

Venue: Abu Dhabi Corniche – Breakwater

the UAE Jet Ski Race (Heat 1) will thrill water sport fans and beach goers as the competitors ride the waves of excitement! The race is divided into 7 different classes and allows competitors to compete at their own level and specialty. Set near the shores of the Abu Dhabi Breakwater, the race will enable spectators to follow up the competition very close.

Website: Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club

Saturday, January 17
Wadi Adventure Race

Venue: Wadi Adventure Park, Al Ain 

The popular Wadi Adventure Race (W.A.R.) returns this month where athletes will be pushed to the limits in a gruelling obstacle course. Competitors will have to overcome a 10km obstacle course where they will crawl, run, carry, swim, swing and climb their way to the finish line.

Website: Wadi Adventure

Saturday, January 17
M1 Run

Venue: Media One Hotel 

If challenging yourself physically is at the top of your New Year resolutions, then the M1 Run has you covered with its unique stairclimbing race. Unlike a typical race, the vertical run will commence at the ground level of Media One Hotel and run through the car park up to level 7. The one kilometre sprint will only be an appetizer of what’s to come as competitors will then move on to the next stage – a 700-stair climb from level 7 all the way to the finish line at level 42.

Website: M1 Run

Saturday, January 17 
Afghanistan vs Ireland cricket

Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Start: 09:30 AM

The Dubai Triangular Series is a round-robin One Day International cricket tournament held in the UAE from January 8-19, 2015. It is a tri-nation series between Afghanistan, Ireland and Scotland as a warm-up for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Ireland are currently at the top of the table with one wim, followed by Afghanistan with a win and a loss and Scotland with one loss.

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