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Dubai Fitness Challenge 2021 – A Full Guide to Fitness Hub


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Are you ready for Dubai 30×30? The cooler weather of the UAE is the best time to get outside for fitness enthusiasts. For its fifth anniversary year in 2021, the challenge was simple: complete 30 minutes of activity each day for 30 days, from 29 October to 27 November.

Dubai Fitness Challenge helps create a fitness-focused mindset and inspires us all to seek healthy, active lifestyles. With a month-long calendar of free workouts, exciting fitness events, and wellness-centric entertainment, there’s plenty of inspiration to keep moving.

When will you register yourself for this fitness hub?

If you are looking to add some extra fun to achieve your fitness goal, you are in luck! Here is the complete guide to engaging yourself in fitness activities at this event.

What Is Dubai Fitness Challenge?

The Dubai Fitness Challenge was an initiative taken up by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum back in 2017. The month-long festival is dedicated to:

  • healthy lifestyle
  • exercise
  • wellbeing

The fitness festival was established with a vision to make Dubai one of the most active 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.

You can register yourself for the fifth Dubai Fitness Challenge on their official website.

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Upcoming Activities at DFC

One of the most popular Dubai Fitness Challenge is:

  • Dubai Run
  • Dubai Ride

Dubai Run:

Hey Runners! One of the famous activities for a sports enthusiast is Dubai Run. You might wish to run on the expressway of Sheikh Zayed. It is the ultimate time to run and beat other runners. Runners of all ages and abilities will be allowed to run along the Sheikh Zayed expressway on Friday, 26 November.

The route will commence next to the Emirates Towers Metro Station with a:

  • 5km track for families
  • 10km track for professional athletes

The finishing line will be located at Al Mustaqbal Street near the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Dubai Ride:

Another popular activity launched by DP world is Dubai Ride. Whether you are a professional or amateur rider, you can encounter the best roads of Dubai. Typically, the route contains five locations around Sheikh Zayed Road and Financial Center Road.

You can witness the breathtaking sight of the ride at a 4 km course with your family. Surprisingly, the race is free of cost for all, but be sure to register all your family members.

There are loads of chances to enhance your running and riding capabilities throughout the challenge. You can also sign up for the following events:

  • Hero Dubai Hatta – 29 October
  • Dubai South Run – 29 October
  • Halloween Run at Dubai Festival City Mall – 30 October
  • Super Sports Canal Night Run – 2 November
  • The Night Run at Run The Track – 9 November
  • Dubai Design District Run – 12 November
  • Al Marmoom Dune Run – November 12
  • Beach Run Festival – 12 November
  • La Mer Open Water Swim – 14 November
  • Skechers Performance Run 1 – 19 November
  • The CBD Run on The Palm – 26 November

DFC Fitness Villages


Get ready for an array of sports & fitness challenges in this Dubai Fitness Challenge 2021. One of the incredible outdoor places for the Dubai Fitness Challenge event is Fitness village. For 2021, there are the following allocated fitness villages:

1. The Mai Dubai Fitness Village

The Mai Fitness Village at the location of Musharraf Park consists of the six zones for:

  • Special workout space for women
  • Obstacle course for kids
  • Multipurpose gym area

And Much More!

2. The DP World Fitness Village

The fitness village at Kite Beach will be arranging various fitness events and beach workouts spread over 15 dedicated zones, 

  • Ladies only zone
  • Fun spot kid zone
  • Etisalat main stage area 

Some more activities at this village include:

  • HIIT training
  • Yoga
  • Spinning
  • water sports

BlazePod – a flash reflex system will also be among the challenging activities for participants to jack up their agility and reflexes.

3. Expo 2020 Dubai Fitness Village

The ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai site will also feature a fitness village. The fitness arena adjacent to the Mobility District gate will accommodate a football pitch, a global fitness Stage, cricket nets, a gym, a multisport area, and more.

DFC Fitness Hubs

DFC’s free Fitness Hubs will be located across numerous residential and commercial neighborhoods in the city, offering you the chance to get moving with the help of certified fitness instructors.

This year will have 14 hubs in total:

  • Zabeel Ladies Club
  • Hatta, Uform at D3
  • One Central, Dubai Media City
  • DIFC, Dubai Police Officers’ Club
  • DMCC, Dubai Healthcare City
  • Dubai Studio City
  • La Mer
  • Champs Sports
  • Fitness Club
  • Dubai Digital Park
  • Dubai Sports City

Each will offer a different mix of sports and fitness sessions such as bodyweight training, cycling, HIIT, and Zumba.

Dubai Padel Cup

The Dubai Padel Cup will be hosted for the first time by the DFC. It involves exhibition matches at several locations in Dubai for three days. It is said to exemplify some of the world’s top-ranked professionals, as well as a championship for amateur players.

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