Dubai Fitness Challenge Follows Up Success With More Carnivals
On 20 October, Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) kicked off with an exciting weekend carnival in Safa Park. With the success that the first Fitness Challenge has brought, the city is now looking forward to an additional four weekend carnivals at iconic locations across Dubai over the coming weeks until 18 November.
The events will be held at Kite Beach (27-28 Oct), Skydive Dubai (3-4 November), Burj Park (3-4 November) and Dubai Festival City (17-18 November). Just like the first, each will feature dedicated zones where participants can try sports such as suspension training, volleyball and boxing with expert trainers, while kids will also be catered for with special ‘fun & fitness’ areas featuring climbing walls, football and cricket coaching, horse hoppers for toddlers, and much more.
The carnivals all have varieties of sports that make each of them different from the other so there is no reason for you to hold back from taking part in any of these events!
The Kite Beach carnival will fittingly revolve around the beach and sea, with sports that will let you dig your feet into the warm sand. The following carnival, on the grounds of Skydive Dubai, will focus on more adventurous sports such as parkour, climbing, ninja training, and other sports like boccia, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby for people with determination.
If you’re not the type to participate in any of the above sports then head to the gathering in Burj Park on the fourth weekend. This event will let you work up a sweat in the Dubai gyms and fitness studios, complete with mobile units and special gym sessions.
The final event at Dubai Festival City on the last weekend will unite participants in a blast of vibrant energy, recognising both individual and collective achievements, complete with fireworks and special one-off show down like dragon boat racing.
DFC will also be hosting an event for all the little ones. Children are invited to don their favourite superhero costumes and make their way along a 3.2km route through Dubai Marina on Friday 3 November from 2-4pm as part of the Superhero Walkathon.
DFC has been created to motivate Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors to boost their physical activity and commit to 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days.
Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), comments: “Dubai Fitness Challenge offers an unprecedented line-up of sports and fitness activities taking place throughout the city and appealing to all ages and levels of fitness. The weekend carnivals and hero events are some of the many highlights in the packed programme, and we encourage all citizens, residents and visitors to take part, get fit and make the most of the huge variety of activities on offer to ultimately make a positive change that lasts a lifetime. All you have to do is commit to 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days, while encouraging friends, family and colleagues to join in, so we together make Dubai the most active city in the world.”
The Fitness Challenge runs from 20 October to 18 November 2017. To take part, participants simple have to register and then track their performance on the Dubai Fitness Challenge app. That's the easiest bit.