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All the Upcoming Fitness Events to Get Active with in Dubai

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In line with Dubai’s vision for a healthier and fitter future for its residents, the city will play host to several indoor and outdoor events this season. Dubai Active, Dubai Ride, and the fifth edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge are just some of them launching towards the end of October, featuring a series of activities that stimulate the mind, body, and soul.

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Dubai Active 2021 Expo is a three-day exhibition at Dubai World Trade Center, where industry leaders and experts will come together to exchange their latest innovations in the industry. It also presents a series of fitness programs including Fit N Glam Dubai on the Active Arena, Shreddy Fitness on the Main Stage, Spinneys Wellness on the Talks Stage, Turf games, Fiji Water Yoga, UN1T, Mental Wellbeing and Body Image, and training programs to become a Zumba instructor and a Mashup instructor. Additionally, the exhibition will feature a lineup including Sweat trainer Kelsey Wells, the Middle East’s first plus-size model Ameni Esseibi, and TikTok Star Mohammad Sweidan. Fitness enthusiasts can sign up for this three-day exhibition via its website.

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Launched in 2017 by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive CounciIn its fifth edition, the Dubai Fitness Challenge returns with its fifth edition. The initiative encourages participants to commit to a 30-minute fitness challenge that runs for a course of 30 days. Starting on October 29, this challenge features different programs in locations like Jumeirah Kite Beach and Expo 2020 and competitions like the Dubai Padel Cup. As for local marathons, the Dubai Fitness Challenge will power Dubai Ride and Dubai Run, which can be registered for online.

Dubai Ride

Dubai Ride is a bike-riding marathon presented by DP, taking place on November 5 as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge. This marathon is held in two different routes. The first is the general route, which is a 14 km ride through Sheikh Zayed Road, passing by Burj Khalifa and other landmarks. The circuit is for ages 10 and above and starts at five different points, which will be specified upon registration, along with further details.

The second is a family ride, a 4km stroll through the Emaar Boulevard, which includes parts of Dubai Mall and the Downtown area. This ride has only one stop and can accommodate children younger than 10, as it’s shorter and scene-friendly. Although both routes are showcased on the website for reference, they are easy to follow due to the presence of stewards on-site to guide bikers and provide quick stops for refreshments.
All riders must stop cycling by 7:30 and return to their cars before traffic is up and running again.

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