Padel tennis will also be part of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) this year, which begins on Friday and runs until November 27. Participants can complete the challenge for 30 minutes daily for 30 days.
There are several main activities of the challenge this year, including the Dubai Run and the Dubai Ride along Sheikh Zayed Road, three fitness villages at Kite Beach, Expo 2020 Dubai and Mushrif Park, and 14 fitness hubs in communities across the city.
Every weekend there will also be major sporting events and thousands of free live and virtual fitness classes with some of the top fitness professionals in the area.
Register at www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com if you are willing to commit to daily exercise for 30 days.
At the challenge, pédal tennis will make its debut, featuring some of the world’s best professionals in exhibition matches over three days at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
The following are the key highlights:
Over the 30 days of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, the three free fitness villages will be bustling with activities including sports, classes and events.
Dubai Fitness Village at Expo 2020
A huge range of sports, fitness, and well-being activities are offered at an expansive 5,400-square-metre facility to promote physical activity as a way of life.
Sporting wonderland is near the Mobility Gate, and includes a state-of-the-art gym, a football pitch, a multi-purpose basketball court, a netball court, a volleyball court, and a tennis court.
You can also find daily fitness classes on the venue’s global fitness stage.
DP World Fitness Village
The fitness zones at Kite Beach offer everything from high-intensity interval training, yoga, cycling, and water sports to those involved in high-intensity interval training and yoga.
Pop-up football pitches, basketball courts, and padel tennis courts provide great opportunities for fun and games. Meanwhile, an obstacle course in a giant pool on the beach is sure to be a favorite of kids and adults alike.
Live fitness classes and sessions will take place on the Etisalat stage area, while its dedicated workout area for women will feature top instructors and fitness ambassadors in the region. Fortunately, while the adults are having a good time, the kids can be kept entertained and energised in the kids’ zone.
Mai Dubai Fitness Village
Mushrif Park has a sports-day style kid’s zone and a multi-purpose gym with a ladies-only fitness space organized for the younger (and older) ones. There are separate male and female swimming pools.
Fitness classes will be offered on the main stage, while the pool will be home to aqua Zumba and high-intensity interval training, as well as swimming competitions on weekends.
The Sheikh Zayed Road will turn into a giant racetrack on November 5 when tens of thousands of pedal pushers descend upon it.
The Dubai Fitness Challenge’s Dubai Ride event is a top attraction for cyclists of all ages, abilities, and levels of experience.
Those over 10 can ride the 14km general route, and those under 10 can ride the 4km route around Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard and the Burj Khalifa.
A fitness event like no other, the Dubai Run is returning to Sheikh Zayed Road on November 26. Runners of all ages and abilities are expected to take part.
Dubai’s main street turns into a sea of humanity during the race, with runners passing some of Dubai’s landmarks on a race route that starts near the spectacular Museum of the Future.
There will be 14 fitness hubs in communities across the city this year offering fitness classes, sporting activities, and entertainment to help people get their daily half hour of exercise, whether they live or work in these areas.
In partnership with Steppi, a health and fitness app based in the UAE, Dubai Fitness Challenge provides participants with a series of fun challenges to track their progress.
In partnership with Asics, Dubai Fitness Challenge has introduced a limited-edition pair of running shoes inspired by the Dubai skyline, coordinates and colors.
Over one million residents are expected to participate in the fitness challenge, and authorities have asked that they follow the Covid-19 health regulations and social distancing mandates and wear masks when in public.