KEEP UP YOUR FITNESS MOMENTUM WITH THE SECOND WEEK OF DUBAI FITNESS CHALLENGE
- Dubai Ride, presented by DP World and in association with RTA, two 30-day Fitness Villages, 16 Fitness Hubs, numerous thrilling partner sporting events- including Dubai Padel Cup Tournament, and countless free classes and activations top the line-up for this week.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 3, 2022: Dubai Fitness Challenge 2022 is in full swing with an action-packed calendar of activities in its second week, continuing with free and inclusive fitness events, activities and classes taking place across the citywide for residents and visitors to enjoy as part of their journey to a fitter and healthier lifestyle. For week 2 of DFC, tens of thousands of cyclists are expected to gather on Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard to turn Dubai’s most famous road into a giant cycling track as they cycle past some of the city’s most renowned landmarks during the iconic Dubai Ride taking place on Sunday 6 November. Fitness enthusiasts are in for a treat with many sporting partner events set to take place across the Emirate, as well as more Fitness Hubs joining the list, making it a total of 16 Hubs that are active and available for the public to enjoy, with ongoing fitness sessions and activities also taking place at DP World Kite Beach Fitness Village and RTA Last Exit Al Khawaneej Fitness Village.
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK AT DFC
DUBAI RIDE – Sunday 6 November
Grab your bikes and get ready for the largest community cycling event in Dubai, the iconic Dubai Ride, presented by DP World and in association with RTA, set to take place on the morning of Sunday 6 November on Sheikh Zayed Road. This year’s Dubai Ride offers participants of all abilities two main routes to choose from: The shorter 4km Downtown family route following Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities, and the 12km Sheikh Zayed Route that goes from Dubai World Trade Centre to Safa Park and includes a climb over the Dubai Canal Bridge.
Register now for Dubai Ride at www.dubairide.com/register/
WEEK 2 AT THE DFC FITNESS VILLAGES
Head to one of DFC’s 30-day free Fitness Villages at Last Exit Al Khawaneej and Kite Beach to get your fitness fix and help you and your loved ones achieve your fitness goals. A myriad of fitness sessions and classes will be available for you to choose from whether you’re interested in dance classes, football, yoga, or boxing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For more details, please visit www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com.
|29 Oct – 27 Nov Mon – Fri: 3pm – 11pm Sat – Sun 7am – 11pm||DP World Kite Beach Fitness Village: Hundreds of classes to choose from throughout DFC, including aerobics, boxing, yoga, rowing, padel, cricket and much more. Highlights: MANCHESTER CITY FOOTBALL SCHOOL: Check out “The Box by Nissan” on 6 November to enjoy thrilling football training drills including passing, defending, dribbling, shooting, ball control and goalkeeping. Get top tips for goal scoring and work on your pace, agility and movement with the ball.DP World Living the Dream – Dance Class On 9 November, DP World will be hosting an energetic dance class at the Base Main Stage for DP World staff members. LES MILLS Body Jam Join LES MILLS Body Jam on 5 November for a dance-based workout designed to get you moving fast and working your body. Taking inspiration from dancers all over the world and mixing it up with all styles of electronic dance music, BODYJAM offers the ultimate combination of dance and fitness.||Kite Beach|
|29 Oct – 27 Nov Sun – Thur 4pm – 11pm Fri – Sat: 4pm – 12am||RTA Last Exit Al Khawaneej Fitness Village Explore five different fitness zones, with super-intensive ride classes, dozens of group sessions at the main stage, an exclusive ladies-only fitness studio, and high-energy rebounder sessions. Children’s activities and classes are also available such as martial arts, yoga, dance, Zumba, bootcamps and more||Last Exit Al Khawaneej|
WEEK 2 AT THE COMMUNITY FITNESS HUBS
In total, sixteen Fitness Hubs are available across the city for business, commercial and residential communities to enjoy and complete 30-minutes of daily exercise. The following fitness hubs will be open and active for the second week of DFC:
|29 Oct – 14 Nov Monday- Sunday 8:00 am- 8:00 pm||Dubai Silicon Oasis Free activities and workout sessions daily in the plaza area of Dubai Digital Park. Workouts are all family friendly with sessions aimed at kids, families, and adults. Commuting here will be easy with a brand-new multi-story car park located right across the road. Multiple restaurants and cafes offering healthy choices are also available for visitors to enjoy after their workouts. Check out the LES MILLS BODY COMBAT event on 6 November.||Dubai Silicon Oais|
|29 Oct – 27 Nov 10:00am – 1:00pm||Hatta Wadi Hub Multiple outdoor activities will be offered for adults and children including small plunge, big plunge, hiking, and mountain biking. Daily activities include small plunge (for kids), big plunge (for adults), team and individual hiking, team and individual mountain biking (guests must bring their own bicycles).||Hatta Wadi Hub|
|29 Oct 27 Nov Sun – Sat 4:00pm – 8:00pm||Dubai Design District The Block will turn into a fitness facility for DFC, offering group classes, exercise facilities and various workout sessions with access to personal trainers and instructors. The park’s ball games court will host basketball, volleyball as well as other community competitions and matches.||Dubai Design District|
|29 Oct – 27 Nov Monday-Sunday 8:00 am-10:00 pm Except Tuesday 2:00 pm-10:00 pm||Zabeel Ladies Club Registered DFC participants can enjoy: DFC Fitness Offers 300 AED discount on all PT Packages applicable for new clients 300 AED discount on all tennis packages 25% discount on any group class packages. 10% discount on Muscle Release session DFC Health Offer 25% discount on sports massage 50% discount on postural screening and core screening DFC Beauty Offer 30% discount on Hot Stone Massage (60 minutes) DFC Membership Offer 35% discount on gym and pool membership DFC Be Bar Offer All participants are entitled for a complimentary sport hair braid styling at Be Bar Salon, Zabeel Ladies Club Branch||Zabeel Ladies Club, Zabeel 1|
|29 Oct – 27 Nov Mondays at 6pm Wednesday at 6pm Saturdays at 9am||Champs Sports & Fitness Club Make use of the fully-equipped fitness center and multi sports activities complex with numerous activities such as strength training classes, workout sessions, wellness sessions with access to trained professionals.||Champs Sports & Fitness Club|
|29 Oct – 17 Nov 4:00pm – 6:00pm||Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Workout sessions will be offered in the outdoor space of the library for both kids and adults to enjoy including: HIIT Yoga CyclingObstacle course Wellness sessions will also be available including AI body scans and nutrition talks.||Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Library – Outdoor Space|
|29 Oct – 11 Nov||Zabeel Sports District Get your game on this DFC with a variety of fitness classes with professional coaches for sports enthusiasts, children, and adults. These include free 30-minute sessions held at the rooftop of Dubai Mall Zabeel including: Body technique (Nov 10 at 7am)Mobility ( Nov 6, and Nov 10 at 7pm)Pilates ( Nov 8 at 7pm)Padel ( Nov 5 at 10am and 10:30am, Nov 7 at 6pm and 6:30pm, Nov 9 at 6pm and 6:30pm, Nov 11 at 6pm and 6:30pm)||Zabeel Sports District|
|1 Nov – 27 Nov Fri, Sat, Sun 8:30am – 9:30am 5:30pm – 6:30pm||Bluewaters Dubai Enjoy sunrise and sunset fitness activities including bootcamp Zumba, yoga, box fit, bollypop, poundfit, HIIT, and strong nation. Sunrise: 5 Nov 2022 – BOX FIT 6 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA 11 Nov 2022 – YOGA 12 Nov 2022 – BOOTCAMP 13 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA 18 Nov 2022 – YOGA 19 Nov 2022 – BOX FIT 20 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA 25 Nov 2022 – YOGA 26 Nov 2022 – BOOTCAMP 27 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA Sunset: 5 Nov 2022 – POUNDFIT 6 Nov 2022- HIIT BEACH BODY WORKOUT 11 Nov 2022 – STRONG NATION 12 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA 13 Nov 2022 – HIIT BEACH BODY WORKOUT 18 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA 19 Nov 2022 – POUNDFIT 20 Nov 2022 – HIIT BEACH BODY WORKOUT 25 Nov 2022 – STRONG NATION 26 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA||Bluewaters Dubai|
|29 Oct – 13 Nov 12:00pm – 1:00pm||Sport Society Get fit while you glide at the ice rink at Sport Society mall, the only sports mall in the region, for two 30-minute sessions from Oct 29 – NOV 13. Terms & Conditions apply.||Sport Society Mall Mirdiff|
|29 Oct – 27 Nov||The Beach The Beach will host fitness classes at the lawn area (Opposite Pavilion at The Beach) from Friday to Sunday 2 times a day – Sunrise (8:30am) & Sunset (5:30pm) sessions from 29th October to 27th November 2022. Classes details are below: Sunrise classes are from 8:30am to 9:30am (60mins) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 5 Nov 2022 – BOX FIT6 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA11 Nov 2022 – YOGA12 Nov 2022 – BOOTCAMP 13 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA18 Nov 2022 – YOGA19 Nov 2022 – BOX FIT20 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA25 Nov 2022 – YOGA26 Nov 2022 – BOOTCAMP27 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA Sunset classes are from 5:30pm to 6:30pm (60mins) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 29 Oct 2022 – ZUMBA30 Oct 2022 – BOLLYPOP4 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA5 Nov 2022 – POUNDFIT6 Nov 2022- HIIT BEACH BODY WORKOUT11 Nov 2022 – STRONG NATION12 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA13 Nov 2022 – HIIT BEACH BODY WORKOUT18 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA19 Nov 2022 – POUNDFIT20 Nov 2022 – HIIT BEACH BODY WORKOUT25 Nov 2022 – STRONG NATION26 Nov 2022 – ZUMBA Fitness classes at The Beach can be booked from https://my.coredirection.com/||The Beach Opposite JBR|
|29 Oct – 27 Nov||Dubai Hills Mall Enjoy complimentary morning fitness classes and get motivated to walk at least 4,000 steps a day for all 30 days of DFC for long-term wellness. Activities at Dubai Hills Mall are open to all and include: 29 Oct – 27 Nov – The “Walkathon” challenge (gamified version of walking challenge where you complete steps and collect stamps to win prizes) – 7 am to 9 pm everyday of 30×307 Nov – Body HIIT (7.30 am to 9 am)8 Nov: Yoga (7.30 am to 9 am)9 Nov: Boot Camp (7.30 am to 9 am)10 Nov: Yoga (7.30 am to 9 am)11 Nov: Dance Fit (7.30 am to 9 am) 12 Nov: Zumba (7.30 am to 9 am)13 Nov: Yoga (7.30 am to 9 am)||Dubai Hills Mall|
|8 to 25 November 8:30AM and 4:30PM||Dubai Festival City Mall Various fitness activities at Festival Bay in collaboration with Fitness First, including yoga, boot camp, Zumba and dancing classes. 8 Nov: 8:30AM Flow Yoga/ 4:30PM Zumba 9 Nov: 8:30AM Flow Pilates/ 4:30PM Boxing10 Nov: 8:30AM Tabata Core/ 4:30 PM Yoga11 Nov: 8:30AM Boxing/ 4:30 PM Kids Boot camp14 Nov: 8:30AM & 4:30PM Body Combat 15 Nov: 8:30AM Flow Yoga/ 4:30PM Zumba16 Nov: 8:30AM Flow Pilates/ 4:30PM Boxing17 Nov: 8:30AM Tabata Core/ 4:30 PM Yoga18 Nov: 8:30AM Boxing/ 4:30 PM Kids Boot camp21 Nov: 8:30AM & 4:30PM Body Combat 22 Nov: 8:30AM Flow Yoga/ 4:30PM Zumba23 Nov: 8:30AM Flow Pilates/ 4:30PM Boxing24 Nov: 8:30AM Tabata Core/ 4:30 PM Yoga25 Nov: 8:30AM Boxing/ 4:30 PM Kids Boot camp||Festival Bay|
|5 Nov – 11 Nov 7:00am-9:00am 5:00pm-9:00pm||DMCC Join the JLT community morning and evening workout sessions. Sessions are available for all ages and abilities and are open to residents and guests who wish to cultivate a fitness-focused mindset.||Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) Amphitheater, between clusters P&Q|
|5 Nov – 25 Nov||The Palm Jumeirah Work out by the Beach with a range of complimentary outdoor activities and exercise sessions for fitness enthusiasts to join from. All necessary equipment will be available for use and participants are welcome to bring their reusable bottles and fill it in the Dubai Can water dispenser. Activities include: 5 Nov: Core (9:00am – 9:30am) & Stretching (9:30am – 10:00am)6 Nov: Boxing (10:00am – 10:30am) & Conditioning (10:30am – 11:00am)7 Nov: Functional (5:30pm – 6:00pm) & Core (6:00pm – 6:30pm)8 Nov: Core (5:30pm – 6:00pm) & Stretching (6:00pm – 6:30pm)9 Nov: Boxing (5:30pm – 6:00pm) & Conditioning (6:00pm – 6:30pm)10 Nov: Functional (5:30pm – 6:00pm) & Core (6:00pm – 6:30pm)11 Nov: Boxing (5:30pm – 6:00pm) & Conditioning (6:30pm – 7:00pm)||Palm West Beach|
|7 Nov – 13 Nov||Inspiratus Sports District Take advantage of a week filled with exciting sports and fitness activities for people of all ages and abilities: Sunday – Power Training (Strength and Conditioning) – (8:30am-9:30am)ISD Padel courts free bookings (11-3pm) Monday ISD Padel courts free bookings (11-3pm)3K run (8-9pm) Tuesday Stretch and Mobility Fitness Session (8-9am)ISD Padel courts free bookings (11-3pm)Zumba with Denis (7-8pm) Wednesday ISD Padel courts free bookings (11-3pm)3K run (8-9pm) Thursday Power Training (Strength and Conditioning) – (8-9am)ISD Padel courts free bookings (11-3pm) Friday Stretch and Mobility Fitness Session (8-9am)ISD Padel courts free bookings (11-3pm) Saturday Family Run (8-9am)ISD Padel courts free bookings (11-3pm)||Dubai Sports City|
|7 Nov – 13 Nov||Dubai Police Officers Club A week filled with fitness sessions and activities that are completely open to the public to improve fitness enthusiasts to improve their motoric skills, cardiovascular capacity, aerobic endurance, lower body strength, team work, flexibility, and more.||Dubai Police Officers Club|
WEEK 2 SPORTING EVENTS ACROSS THE CITY
Numerous sporting and fitness events will also be happening this week across the city with everything from running and swimming challenges to outdoor adventures and team workouts. Participants need to register in advance for all events via the event websites.
|7-27 November||Dubai Padel Cup Tournament “Dubai Padel Cup tournament is open for padel tennis players of any level. Countrywide players will enrol in pairs to compete against other national players in the most exhilarating tournament ever seen in the UAE. Padel Tennis teams will compete against similar-level players under the following tournaments: Ladies Beginner & IntermediateTeams AdvanceMen ProTeams IntermediateGov CupLocal + Expat”||Across Dubai|
|Saturday, November 5 2022 7:30 AM onwards||CIGNA RUN & FITNESS It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious athlete or someone who just likes to move around and have some fun. Cigna Run and Fitness was created for everybody – and everybody. Cigna Run and Fitness is designed for all ages. Whether you’re 8, 80, or somewhere in between, there’s something for everyone. we offer Running, Spinning, HIIT and Yoga. Do one or try a couple of them.||Kite Beach|
|5 Nov||GIANT DUATHLON Take part in the first race of the Giant Duathlon series with a chance of winning a prize of 5,000AED. This race is aimed at triathletes, duathletes, cyclists, runners and fitness enthusiasts, of all ages and abilities so whether you are a beginner or a pro, this series is for you.||Dubai Parks & Resort – Riverland|
|6 Nov – 18 Nov||RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023 FINAL QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT Watch four teams from Hong Kong, Kenya, Portugal and USA compete for a place at Rugby World Cup 2023 in France in the Final Qualification Tournament hosted in Dubai from Nov 6 – 18||The Sevens Stadium|
|6 Nov||SKECHERS PERFORMANCE RUN Lace-up your sneakers for another thrilling edition of the Skechers Performance Run – the second in a series of five. Run solo, with friends or the whole family with options for 16km, 10km, 5km and 3km distances at The Track Meydan Golf on 6 November.||The Track Meydan Golf|
|4 Nov- 5 Nov||UNDER ARMOUR TURF GAMES Located in Sport City, Dubai – this huge facility has an array of facilities that allow us to test all athletes and to enhance the experience for competitors and spectators alike. With a large field and track, plus a great viewing grandstand, we are looking forward to putting together this years event at ISD Dubai.||ISD FOOTBALL STADIUM, SPORTS CITY|
|12 -13 Nov||EXPO CITY DUBAI SPORTS AND FITNESS WEEKEND Exercise enthusiasts or fitness first-timers can sample one of dozens of keep-fit classes, from LES MILLS Body Balance and Body Grit classes, Crank cycling sessions, yoga, gymnastics, and – for the hardy residents – Barry’s Bootcamp will put participants through the paces with a sweat-busting workout. Key highlights include The EXPO City Dubai Run, powered by Gatorade, on 12 November,which is open for everyone, from social to advanced runners, young or experienced as well as people of determination with distances of 3k, 5k, 10k or 15km to choose from, as well as the Expo City Dubai Ride powered by Gatorade, taking place on 13 November, giving cyclists the chance to re-experience the incredible route within the Expo City Dubai passing existing pavilions, parks and surrounding attractions with distances of 12km, 18km, 40km and 74km.||Expo City|
|12 November||Dubai Holding SkyRu Think you can take on the challenge of climbing 52 floors, 1334 steps, 265 metres? If the answer is yes, look no further than the Dubai Holding SkyRun event held at the prestigious Jumeirah Emirates Towers offices, on 12 November 2022. If you’re getting your steps in for the 30×30 Challenge this is a great event to work towards your fitness goal – and to feel the competitive buzz on the day. There are three categories for prizes, open category for male and female, the elite category for male and female and the mixed team category – for those who don’t want to do it solo. The Dubai Holding SkyRun is in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation and is the first event of its kind to be recognised by the International SkyRunning Federation. Registration: https://raceme.ae/event/dubai-holding-skyrun/||Jumeirah Emirates Towers offices|
For more information and to register visit www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com.
About Dubai Fitness Challenge
The Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. The Challenge was created to support His Highness’ vision of making Dubai one of the most active cities in the world. Now in its sixth edition – with more opportunities than ever to get involved – DFC brings friends, families, colleagues and communities together to improve their health and wellbeing with 30 days of fun and fitness. Featuring a packed calendar of activities and events across the city including Dubai Run and Dubai Ride, this year’s Challenge runs from Saturday 29 October through to Sunday 27 November 2022.
For further information, please contact:
Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism
[+971] 600 55 5559