Gymnation Opens Two New Branches In The UAE

Gymnation Opens Two New Branches In The UAE

UAE’s Homegrown Fitness Brand kicks 2020 off with two new branches and four more by end of the year


UAE, February 25, 2020: GymNation reinforced its position as UAE’s fastest growing fitness brand with the recent openings of its Bur Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah branches. The fitness chain also announced plans to open branches in Downtown, Silicon Oasis, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah during the course of 2020.


The home grown U.A.E fitness concept opened its doors in January to over 3000 members in Ras Al Khaimah (Manar Mall) and 4000 members at its Bur Dubai branch.


With the opening of the new Ras Al Khaimah and Bur Dubai gyms, GymNation now stands at close to 20,000 members, making it the fastest growing fitness chain in the region’s history.


GymNation launched its revolutionary, frill-free, affordable fitness concept a little over a year back and within the first 12 months grew a membership base in excess of 10,000 at it’s flagship facility in Al Quoz, Dubai. The brand has maintained it’s momentum with the subsequent openings of Ras Al Khaimah and Bur Dubai and is targeting over 50,000 members across all gyms by the end of 2020. This will make GymNation, a home grown U.A.E brand, the largest fitness chain across the U.A.E, surpassing many multinational franchises which have operated in the market for over a decade.


Loren Holland, Founder, said, “When we first set up GymNation, the U.A.E gym market had become rather stagnant; it was incredibly expensive, actually the 2nd most expensive in the world according to a Deutsche Bank study, and so we saw a real opportunity to develop a value driven, low-cost, gym brand that caters to what people really need. Our new locations all follow the same unique proposition which includes our signature AED 99 per month pre-launch offer, and whilst we still cut out the frills (so members bring their own towels!), we ensure our facilities are world class, open 24/7 and have one of the most vibrant atmospheres you will find anywhere in the city.


Frank Afeaki, Founder, GymNation said, “2020 is an iconic year for the country and we are excited about representing UAE as a true homegrown brand. Our 2020 expansion plans are extremely exciting and we are delighted with the success of the Ras Al Khaimah and Bur Dubai openings. It is always exciting to be on track with your plans and our members are the true advocates and the people who make GymNation, The People’s Gym”.


The 23,000 square feet gym in Ras Al Khaimah  and 30,000 square foot state of the art facility in Bur Dubai both feature latest generation Matrix equipment and the diverse and exciting range of absolutely free group classes including JumpNation, Zumba and range of Les Mills programs such as BodyPump and BodyAttack


For GymNation Ras Al Khaimah visit:

For GymNation Bur Dubai visit:

For more details on GymNation Al Quoz visit:



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