Dubai Fitness Challenge: Week 1 Schedule Revealed – Gulf Insider


Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) has started its seventh edition with a week of free fitness activities, aiming to encourage 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days.

Various fitness villages, events, and Community Fitness Hubs are part of the initiative, making fitness accessible to all.

Despite weather delays, DP World Kite Beach Fitness Village and Run and Ride Central have opened their doors.

Various community events are lined up, including the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon and Dubai Pink Ride, the Dubai Media Office said in a statement.

The challenge is organised by Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Dubai Sports Council in partnership with various sponsors and government partners.

Fitness villages

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Three free fitness villages at Kite Beach, Mushrif Park, and One Central offer an extensive lineup of sports, classes, events, and more throughout DFC.

DP World Kite Beach fitness village with 24 zones of sporting fun. These include:

  • Emirates NBD Aqua Park
  • Sun and Sand Sports Boxing Ring
  • MIRA Lift – Ride – Row
  • Lipton Yoga and Wellness

DP World Kite Beach Fitness Village will open on Tuesday, October 31.

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Open weekdays from 8AM to 1PM for schools, then from 3PM to 10PM for the public and on weekends from 7AM to 10PM.

RTA Mushrif Park Cycle Centre

Guided Mountain Bike Trail Rides: Beginner-friendly 5km trail or a more challenging 15km route designed for riders aged 12 and above.

Mushrif Park’s Road Tracks: Beginners can take the 5km road track, while the 12km road track provides an intermediate route for more adventurous riders.

Weekday sessions are from 7AM to 8AM and 4PM to 8.30PM, while on the weekend, the centre is open from 7AM to 10AM and 4PM to 10PM.

Visitors can bring their own bike, or alternatively, bikes are available free of charge to use.

Run and Ride Central

Embark on a fitness journey at Run and Ride Central, conveniently located at One Central and just a short walk from Emirates Towers and Dubai World Trade Centre Metro stations. This Fitness Village offers a variety of complimentary classes and retail opportunities:

  • Free Fitness Classes: Daily classes ranging from boxing, body combat, stretch or pilates classes.  
  • Fitness Hub: Sponsored by Dubai Chambers, ideal for the local business community.
  • Spinning studio: Sponsored by Dubai South to support visitors’ 30X30 goals.
  • Shopping
  • Bib collection: The central point from which to collect your bib for Dubai Ride presented by DP World. Pick-up is set from October 30 to November 11 from 2PM to 10PM from Monday to Friday and from 10AM to 10PM on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Run and Ride Central will open on Monday, October 30. Open daily from 7AM to 10PM throughout the month.

  • Dubai Hills Mall
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis Fitness Hub
  • DANUBE Sports World
  • Dubai Marina Mall
  • Champs Fitness Hub
    • Champs Sports Club in Al Quoz Industrial Area 3:
      – Wednesdays at 6 PM – Strength and Conditioning.
      – Saturdays at 9 AM – Strength and Conditioning.
    • Champs Outdoors at Dubai Festival City:
      – Mondays at 7 AM – Circuit and Core (2 classes each 30 min).
      – Wednesdays 7 AM – Strength and Conditioning (2 classes each 30 min).
      – Saturdays at 8 AM – HIIT and Core (2 classes each 30 min).
      – Sundays at 8 AM – Yoga.
  • Fitness First Platinum at Dubai Festival City 
  • City Walk Fitness Hub
  • The Ripe Market Fitness Hub
    • Saturdays:
      – 9AM to 10AM – Community Yoga session by Karma Yoga Studio
      – 9AM to 9.45AM – Gymnastics and Relays for 2-7 years old kids by FitkizUAE
      – 10AM to 11AM – Introduction to Padel by Padel Park
      – Daily 5PM to 6PM – Sunset Yoga House, My Core Studio and Earth Goods.
    • Sundays:
      – 9AM to 10AM – Community Yoga session by 8D Yoga
      – 9AM to 9.45AM – Gymnastics and Relays for 2-7 years old kids by FitkizUAE
      – 10AM to 11AM – HIIT Class by F45
      – Daily 5PM to 6PM – Sunset Yoga House, My Core Studio and Earth Goods.
  • Hatta Wadi Fitness Hub
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Other fitness hubs can also be found at the following locations:

  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
  • Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
  • Dubai Design District (D3)
  • Zabeel Ladies Club
  • Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre
  • Dragon Mart
  • Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)
  • Inspiratus Sports District (ISD)
  • Dubai Festival City
  • The Beach
  • West Beach
  • DXB Bike
  • Dubai Island Beach
  • Golden Mile Galleria
  • U By Emaar x VEO
  • Emirates Equestrian Centre



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