Game on: UAE Sports Day kicks off in Abu Dhabi this week

Sports lovers of all ages can enjoy 47 free activities at Zayed Cricket Stadium on Thursday

UAE National Sports Day will swing into action this Thursday -  and the sky is the limit when it comes to the entertainment on show.

Good sports of all ages will be able to try their hand at everything from roller hockey through to archery, while they will also need to have their eyes on the skies as thrill-seekers from Skydive Dubai will be dropping in at Zayed Cricket Stadium in style.

A grand total of 47 free sporting activities will be on offer at the Abu Dhabi venue from 9am until 11pm.

A UAE Walk of Tolerance will take place at 9.30am, with people invited to step up and take part in a 2.5km stroll around the stadium to kick off proceedings.

The fun and games will include a human chess challenge organised by Abu Dhabi Chess and Culture Club, ladies' running sessions organised by Fatima bint Mubarak Academy and fitness classes led by Abu Dhabi Ladies Club.

The UAE Women’s National Team will be inviting people to learn how to play table football while the Future Falcons will also be driving up interest in golf.