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Updated September 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 2022?

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 2023 dates

This year’s seventh edition begins on Sunday, 28 October 2023, and will last until Thursday, 26 November 2023.

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 2023

Dubai Fitness Challenge 2023 will be sporting several fitness activities. So far, here are the events in DFC 2023 that have been confirmed:

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 on Sunday, 26 November. The route will commence 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 will be 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. 6,000 women from all walks of life are expected to participate in this year’s Dubai Women’s Run on November 26 at Dubai Festival City

Dubai Ride

Another popular event is the Dubai Ride launched by DP World, which will be held on Sunday, 12 November 2023. 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.

DFC Fitness villages

Currently, the schedule for events and classes has not been released. We will keep you informed as soon as there are any updates regarding this matter. To give you an idea, here are a few fitness villages among attendees last year.

Kite Beach Fitness Village

Opened 29 October 2022, the Kite Beach Fitness Village is a must-visit for you and your family to have fun and get fit. There are plenty of free and paid activities that you can participate in, such as aerobics, boxing, football, yoga, rowing, and more. It was open from 7 am to 11 pm on the weekend and from 3pm to 11pm on weekdays.

There are two main activities in this village that you can enjoy, Dubai Chamber Aqua Parks Leisure, where you can immerse in a special 30×30 offer of 30 minutes in the water for only AED 30, and the brand new Cricket Arena, where you can participate in a tournament or book for your own game with your friends.

Last Exit Al Khawaneej Fitness Village

Located in the ranch-themed Last Exist, this fitness village is the perfect place family to work towards their fitness goal in 30 days and savor the healthy and scrumptious meals from the Last Exit’s well-known food trucks.

It was opened on 29 October 2022 with five different fitness zones. It was open from 4 pm every day until 11 pm on Sunday to Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. You can enjoy super fun and intensive ride classes, ladies-only fitness studios, or high-energy rebounder sessions. Children can also taste martial arts and yoga and enjoy dance, Zumba, and boot camps.

More events and class times are soon to be announced as the date gets closer to the opening date.

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