As Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2020 enters the final stretch, participants are encouraged to make the most of the final weekend and take active steps towards a healthier and happier lifestyle.
While a jam-packed month of exciting events, virtual sessions and activities draws to a close this weekend, that does not mean the end of Dubai’s fitness journey. Residents and visitors can stay motivated with DFC’s virtual content hub and continue to access the free resources on www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com.
RUNNING TO THE END IN STYLE
Put on your running shoes and get ready for the city’s biggest, free-to-enter, fun run on 27 November with Dubai Run presented by Mai Dubai. Don't worry about having a starting time or track marked for you, as the entire city will become a personalised running track for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. This year's edition is all about shaping your own route to run, jog or walk. So, choose your own distance, location, start time and running partner. You can even stand a chance to win one of many prizes with a total value of AED500,000 simply by sharing a photo of yourself on your run, tagging @dubaifitnesschallenge and using #DubaiRun on your post.
To register to take part in the Dubai Run, visit www.DubaiRun.com.
Whether you're looking to explore Dubai with a fresh perspective or eager to step away from the treadmill for an outdoor run, the Dubai Running Tours invite you for an active adventure across the city. Mark your calendars for these free guided tours, running daily in partnership with Arabian Adventures and sports brand ASICS. Choose from three routes across varying distances: a self-directed, 3km journey through Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and Dubai Creek; a 5km guided tour in Downtown Dubai; and an adventurous, 10km, guided beachside run along Jumeirah Beach.
Book your spot today on www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com.
FLAGSHIP FITNESS VILLAGES
DFC’s exclusive Fitness Villages are getting ready to close DFC 2020 in style, with fun, exciting and free activities for the whole family.
Whether it's family fun or adrenaline-pumping thrills you’re after, the Mai Dubai Fitness Village Festival City Mall is the place for you. Enjoy limitless fun at The Arch for free before DFC wraps up this weekend, and take your pick from the newly-opened tandem 250-meter zipline that takes you alongside the iconic Dubai Festival City fountain, a 4m and 6m bag jump, two quick flights and the region’s largest mobile pump track.
To celebrate a spectacular close to the month of fitness, the Village will also host the city’s biggest jump event for one session only on 28 November. Don’t miss a one-of-a-kind 60-minute trampoline class under the glistening lights and music of Dubai Festival City Mall, led by rockstar instructors from Fitness First.
For even more exciting exercise routines, join the IMAGINE Fitness Workout with Fitness First or check out dance and fitness sessions at the Etisalat Urban Fitness Theatre. Sports lovers can also play football and basketball at the Urban Turf Football and Street Basketball zones.
Mai Dubai Fitness Villages Festival City Mall welcomes visitors from 4pm to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; and 4pm to midnight, Thursdays to Saturdays.
Take your fitness to the shore at the DP World Fitness Village Kite Beach. From water activities to HIIT workouts, explore a variety of fun activities to make DFC’s last weekend a truly memorable one. Feel energised at body combat classes, battle it out at fun-filled volleyball games and beach football kickabouts, or simply rewind with zen yoga and meditation sessions.
DP World Fitness Village Kite Beach welcomes visitors from 2pm to 11pm on weekdays; and from 7am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
If you haven’t already, rise to the 30x30 Challenge on two wheels at the Emirates NBD Fitness Village Al Khawaneej. Book half-hour cycling slots free of charge and take the whole family for a ride. Stay tuned for plenty of events and activations throughout the afternoons as well, and choose from a packed calendar of daily programming with group classes and open workouts for all.
Emirates NBD Fitness Village Al Khawaneej welcomes visitors from 4pm to 11pm, Saturday to Wednesday; and from 4pm to midnight on Thursdays and Fridays.
FITNESS WITHIN EASY REACH
While DFC 2020 draws to a close on 28 November, that does not mean the end of your fitness journey.
Keep going and take your fitness progress to the next level with free online classes and virtual sessions that will continue to keep you moving and motivated well beyond DFC 2020. More than 200 daily, online live classes and virtual sessions, as well as DFC’s virtual content hubs, “Find Your 30” and “City is a Gym”, will continue to live on the DFC website and can be accessed for free any time, anywhere. Try exercises crafted by Sweat trainers Kayla Itsines and Kelsey Wells, specially designed to give women the tools and confidence to workout at home, without equipment.
If you’re looking for an extra push to stay motivated beyond DFC, sign up to access premium fitness content on leading global fitness apps for free this weekend - including Fitbit Premium, NEOU, Steppi, Sweat, Sworkit, Daily Burn, FIIT or Les Mills on Demand.
COMMUNITY FITNESS HUBS
For those wanting to work out close to home or work, there are still a number of Fitness Hubs that welcome visitors from diverse residential and commercial neighbourhoods until 28 November. Below are the remaining fitness hubs active during the last weekend:
DFC’s final weekend will also see a slew of exciting family-friendly events taking place around the city. If your little ones are teeming with energy, consider signing the whole family up for the Spinneys Family Fun Run 3, or rent out a pitch to play with friends at Dubai Sports World. Young adults of determination, aged 13 and older, can also enjoy fun fitness experiences in a safe environment at the Doris Duan-Young Autism Center (DDY) Fitness Camp, under the close supervision of the institution’s behaviour therapy specialists.
Don’t miss out on the final weekend! Access full details on www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com.
The entities helping DFC strengthen the spirit of the community this year include organisers Dubai Tourism and Dubai Sports Council; presenting partners DP World, Emirates NBD and Mai Dubai; association partners Dubai Chamber, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Municipality, Emirates, Fitbit, Etisalat and Shamal – Kite Beach; official partners Arabian Radio Network (ARN), Aster Hospitals and Clinics, Barakat, Daman, IMG World of Adventures, Gulf Marketing Group (GMG), Shield ME and Talabat; and government partners Event Security Committee, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai Police, Ministry of Education and Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).