Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off in Dubai

The annual sports and healthy lifestyle festival Dubai Fitness Challenge has kicked off in full force in Dubai and will run until 26 November. Officially, the festival was due to start on 28 October, but a number of events had to be cancelled due to unstable weather.

The main idea of the Dubai Fitness Challenge is to help participants create a healthy habit of exercising 30 minutes a day for 30 days. For the duration of the festival, Dubai is transformed into a giant open-air gym.

The events, it should be noted, cover a variety of locations across the emirate, from open-air to indoor venues such as the Museum of the Future. Every day, Dubai residents and visitors can expect hundreds of free workouts and classes.

At The Beach, JBR will host Zumba, fitness, boxing, kickboxing, yoga and meditation classes every Friday and Saturday. DJ sets are scheduled between workouts. The City Walk complex hosts a series of circuit training, Pilates classes and wellness practices. Bluewaters Island offers both energetic Zumba and relaxed yoga practices.

The fitness festival will feature its flagship events – the Dubai Run Marathon and Dubai Ride cycle race, as well as the new Dubai Stand-Up Paddle event at Hatta. As per tradition, the DP World Kite Beach Fitness Village will return to the beach, while a cycling centre will open at RTA Mushrif Park.

Meraas’ Run and Ride Central will be the ultimate destination for running and cycling enthusiasts. In total, participants will enjoy over 600 free fitness sessions and more than 400 classes throughout the month. The initiative will involve 25 community fitness centres across the city.

The Dubai Ride, sponsored by DP World, will take place on 12 November with the support of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. Cyclists will ride along the closed Sheikh Zayed Highway, Dubai’s main thoroughfare, past the emirate’s major landmarks.

On 26 November, novice, family and professional runners will gather for the Dubai Run Marathon, which will also take place along Sheikh Zayed Highway. Last year, more than 193,000 runners and walkers took part in the marathon.

18 November will be a sports day in Hatta, with everyone welcome to join yoga classes and free SUP board rentals. Free transport will run from Dubai to Hatta for athletes.

This initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, should bring the emirate closer to its cherished goal of becoming the healthiest city on the planet. The festival not only makes people healthier, it also helps develop Dubai’s sports infrastructure.

Source: Khaleej Times

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