Sixth edition of 'Dubai Fitness Challenge' will begin from October 29
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A complete guide to Dubai Fitness Challenge 2022

A complete guide to Dubai Fitness Challenge 2022

The challenge, which starts on October 29, encourages residents and visitors to adopt a more healthier and active lifestyle by exercising 30 minutes daily for 30 days

Zubina Ahmed
Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai’s much-awaited annual celebration of fitness and wellness, the ‘Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC)’ will begin from October 29 and end on November 27.

Dubai Fitness Challenge is an initiative launched by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council since 2017.

In it’s sixth edition now, DFC encourages residents and visitors to adopt a more healthier and active lifestyle by committing to exercise 30 minutes of activity, daily for 30 days.

So what is in store at this year’s Fitness challenge. There are two Fitness Villages (DP world and RTA last exit), 19 Fitness Hubs, the Dubai Ride on November, the Dubai Run on November 20, a 30-day Padel Programme and Football Programme.

A month-long calendar of free workouts, exciting fitness events and wellness-centric entertainment, more than 10,000 classes, the world’s largest trampoline fitness session, and the World Padel Championship are just some of the things in store for residents.

In addition to this, the iconic Dubai Run and Dubai Ride that transforms Sheikh Zayed Road into a pavement for cyclists and runners will also be return this year.

The Expo City Dubai is also opening its doors for a weekend of sports and fitness extravaganza. The Expo City Dubai Run takes place on November 12, with 3km, 5km, 10km and 15km routes.

While the Expo City Dubai Ride takes place on November 13 with a 3km parade lap through iconic features of Expo City Dubai, following which riders have the option to take part in 12km, 18km, 40km and 74km around the flat roads of Dubai South.

The Al Wasl Plaza presents a host of work out sessions on both Saturday and Sunday from Les Mills, Barry’s Bootcamp, The Platform, Pure Bhangra and even a Zumba Party.

Dubai Women’s Run, the largest athletic event for women in the Arab world, is also part of this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30 calendar! Taking place on the November 13, this year’s edition of the Dubai Women’s Run is expecting 6,000 women from all walks of life to partake in Bluewaters Island.

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum invited all UAE residents to participate in the 30×30 challenge. “I look forward to having the whole community unite to turn Dubai into the world’s most active and dynamic city,” he wrote in a tweet.

DFC encourages Dubai residents to take up 30 minutes of activity a day for 30 days and transforms the entire city into a fitness hub. Last year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge drew 1.65 million participants, an increase of 10 per cent over the 2020 session.

More information and how to register for the challenge will be available in their website or across their social media platforms.

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