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Updated December 2023

For the fitness enthusiasts out there looking to add in some extra fun to achieve your fitness goals, you’re in luck! This year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge has all kinds of engaging fitness activities on the agenda that you can take advantage of. We have compiled an extensive list of some of the major events you wouldn’t want to miss.

Here’s how you can plan and participate in this fitness event.

What is the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2024?

The Dubai Fitness Challenge was an initiative by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2017. The month-long festival is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and well-being. The fitness festival was established with a vision to make Dubai one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

Exciting fitness activities and entertainment will inspire Dubai residents to find the exercise of their choice. Participants of all ages and abilities will be able to do nearly 30 minutes of heart-pumping activity every day for 30 days.

Dubai Fitness Challenge 2024 dates

Dubai Fitness Challenge’s seventh edition has ended on Thursday, 26 November 2023. The date for the 2024 event has not been revealed yet. This section will be updated once the dates have been disclosed.

How to register for the event?

You can register for various events and activities on the Dubai Fitness Challenge official website.

Upcoming activities at DFC 2024

Dubai Fitness Challenge 2024 will be sporting several fitness activities. Here are the events that can be expected in DFC 2024:

Dubai Run

One of the highlights of the Dubai Fitness Challenge is the Dubai Run. Runners of all ages and abilities will be given an opportunity to run along the Umm Suqeim Road. In the previous event, the route commenced opposite Madinat Jumeirah and in the shadow of the iconic Burj Al Arab, with a 4km track for families and a 10km track for professional athletes. The finishing line was located at the Dubai Police Academy end of Umm Suqeim Road

Dubai Women Run

This year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30 program includes the most prominent women’s athletic competition in the Arab world. Women from all walks of life are expected to participate in this event.

Dubai Ride

Another popular event is the Dubai Ride launched by DP World. Amateur and professional cyclists will encounter the city’s best roads and landmarks on two wheels. Last year, the general route consisted of five locations around Sheikh Zayed Road and Lower Financial Centre Road, with a distance of 14km.

Families also experienced the ride at a 4 km course, with a panoramic route around Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard and Burj Khalifa. The race is free to attend, but registration will be compulsory for all participants.

Dubai Stand-Up Paddle

In this event, visitors can participate in guided training sessions and a mass challenge event. They can also enjoy a tranquil sunset yoga session with a breathtaking view of the iconic venue of Hatta.

Aura Skypool Tri in the Sky

Last year, AURA presented an exclusive challenge to the triathlon and fitness community. It starts with a 3km row on a stationary rowing machine, transitions into a 3km cycle on a stationary bike, and concludes with a 360° lap covering 250 meters in the stunning infinity pool. Prizes and trophies await the top three males and females in each age category, while all participants were rewarded with a finisher medal, a t-shirt, and a swim cap. Precise timing is guaranteed with electronic chip technology.

Adidas and Les Mills Guinness World Record™ Challenge

Last year, Adidas hosted the largest HIIT workout on Sheikh Zayed Road. This event welcomed all UAE residents and tourists over 16 to partake in a historic fitness achievement. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a novice, this experience promises to leave you recharged and prepared for new challenges. With guidance from top instructors at Les Mills, this high-energy workout is poised to become a meaningful fitness event accessible to individuals of all fitness levels.

Museum of the Future Yoga & Sound Journey

The main highlights here include Hatha yoga accompanied by the soothing vibrations of a live handpan. After completing your yoga session, you can embark on a transformative, sound healing journey. Please note that this session is limited to 200 spots and is designed to enhance your overall well-being and inner harmony. Hatha yoga takes place at 6:30 am, followed by the sound healing session at 8 am, located on the 7th floor of the Museum of the Future. 

DFC Fitness villages

Here is a list of fitness villages where you and your family can participate. Soak yourself in a fitness-focused environment tailored to your needs, and integrate what you learn into your life for a healthier and more positive lifestyle.

DP World Kite Beach Fitness Village

The Kite Beach Fitness Village is a must-visit destination for you and your family to enjoy and get in shape. You’ll find a wide range of free and paid activities, including aerobics, boxing, football, yoga, rowing, and more. The village is open from 7 am to 10 pm on weekends and from 3 pm to 10 pm on weekdays.

This fitness village offers two main activities for your enjoyment. First, there’s the Dubai Chamber Aqua Parks Leisure, where you can take advantage of a special 30×30 offer, allowing you to spend 30 minutes in the water for just AED 30. Additionally, there’s the brand-new Cricket Arena, where you can participate in a tournament or book your game with friends. It’s a fantastic place to have an active and enjoyable time while working on your fitness goals.

RTA Mushrif Park Cycle Centre Fitness Village

It doesn’t matter whether you own a bike; what truly matters is your enthusiasm for hitting the trails at this fitness village. You can either prepare your bike or acquire one for free at this village to participate in various cycling activities on numerous trails and tracks, including mountain bike trails, a pump track, and track cycling. Riders of all ages are welcome to join the weekday sessions, which run from 7 am to 8 am and 4 pm to 8:30 pm. The center is open on weekends from 7 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 10 pm.

Run and Ride Central

Engage in workouts such as HIIT and body combat while discovering a wide range of complimentary classes at this village. Prepare for an action-packed day at Run and Ride Central, open from 7 am to 10 pm, offering over 600 free sessions throughout the month. Beyond the diverse activities and timetables at Run and Ride Central, you can also take advantage of convenient retail opportunities, making it simple to discover high-quality fitness products that complement your active lifestyle.

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