The Best Fitness Centres in the UAE

23 Jan 2017
By Ahlanlive.com

We've rounded-up a selection of Ahlan! Approved fitness centres in the UAE

A-Tone Fitness Lounge

This place is all about cross-training and circuit training sessions, designed to target weight loss and muscle-gain. There are also Reformer Pilates classes, which help to tone and sculpt your body with specialised equipment. This spot is perfect for those of you who aren’t afraid of a challenge. INFO: Prime Tower, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, 050 654 5302, a-tone.ae


You can do a group-training experience here while you enjoy the pumping playlists, social environment and swish interior. Think squats and burpees. INFO: Clover Bay Tower, Al Abraj Street, Business Bay, 045583496, bare.ae

Bespoke Ride

Dubai’s dedicated indoor cycling studio, you can do 60-minute studio bike classes that take you through the best ‘hills’ in Dubai, with a variety of exercises that focus on building your power. INFO: Al Quoz, 04 348 4288, bespoke-ride.com

The Best Fitness Centres in the UAE

Bounce’s pulse-raising trampolining fitness sessions are entertaining, yet effective. Who knew exercise could be so fun? Make sure you give it a try!


A fun alternative to a boring run on the treadmill, this place lets you jump around on trampolines, which does so much more for you than a traditional workout! There’s classes, too, with high-intensity, low-impact cardio workouts that help you burn fat quicker, strengthen your core, improve your muscle tone and boost your heart rate – all to an awesome soundtrack! INFO: Building 32, 4B street, Behind Ace Hardware, Al Quoz 1, 04 321 1400, bounce.ae

Club Stretch

There is a focus on classical pilates and a properly-designed Bikram yoga studio at Club Stretch, and the instructors work on helping you to strengthen your muscles to allow you to move more freely. The yoga is formed on a foundational series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, which are designed to strengthen and stretch your joints and muscles. INFO: Ground floor, Marina View Towers Building, 04 431 1758, clubstretch.ae

Core Fit

CrossFit, Body Pump, Yogalates and Zumba are just some of the classes available at this popular exercise studio, which is guaranteed to get that heart rate up. The workouts are gruelling and often change, so you’ll never get bored. INFO: Dubai Marina, 04 422 5338, corefit.me

Exhale Fitness

Take classes in Yoga, Pilates, Dance Fitness and more at this women’s-only studio. Whether you’re looking for something a little slower like yoga, or fancy breaking a sweat with HIIT, Ballet Barre, Zumba or even Latino cardio, there’s something for people of all ages, skills and goals. INFO: The Walk Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina, 04 424 3777, exhaledubai.com

Fidelity Fitness

This five-star gym has a full schedule of exercise classes, bootcamps, a glam outdoor pool and oxygen therapy. It also hosts the vertical race up the impressive building’s 68 floors. INFO: Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Tower, 04 451 1133, fidelityfitnessclub.com

Fitness First

Exercise classes and high-end equipment are guaranteed at this huge chain, which is a favourite in the region. INFO: Multiple locations including Ibn Battuta Mall, Burjuman Centre, DIFC, Uptown Mirdif, Dubai Festival City, Business Bay, Dubai Media City, Oasis Centre Mall, Mirdif City Centre, 800 348 6377, fitnessfirstme.com

Fitness HQ

This hard-core gym is packed with cardio and weight equipment, highly-skilled trainers and a full schedule of classes for you to choose from. INFO: Umm Suqeim Road, Barsha 2, 04 395 0050, fitnesshq.ae

Fit Republik

Featuring an Oympic-sized swimming pool, Olympic weightlifting facilities, a gymnastics arena, CrossFit classes and areas, MMA and more, Fit Republik offers an all-round experience for gym-goers. There are also more than 30 coaches specialising in different areas of fitness at this spot, which is also one of the biggest fitness hubs in Dubai. INFO: The Academies, Dubai Sports City, 04 556 1800, fitrepublik.com

Flip Out Dubai

This place has an entertaining and fat-burning trampoline class called ‘Flippin’ Fit’, which is a high-intensity workout set to a synchronised soundtrack that changes every week, along with the routine to really keep you on your toes! You can also burn up to a whopping 1,000 calories per class. INFO: Warehouse 5, Al Quoz 3, 600 567 568, info@flipout.ae, flipout.ae

Flywheel Sports

Got a competitive streak? Flywheel’s indoor cycling classes are hugely popular in the city, with devotees who can race against class mates and see their scores flagged on an overhead board. Bikes are customised to your fitness level and requirements, so newbies need not feel intimidated. Your stats are saved to a private account on the website to allow you to set goals and measure your improvement over time. INFO: Burj Views, Downtown Dubai, 04 423 2544, flywheelsports.com

Gold’s Gym

This mammoth gym group has 21 mixed and ladies-only locations across the UAE, so you have no excuse not to get exercising! Group classes include Les Mills Grit, Les Mills BodyPump, yoga and step. INFO: Multiple locations including Al Barsha and Ibn Battuta Gate, 800 46537, goldsgym.ae

In Shape Ladies Fitness Club

Beyond the women-only gym offering classes in everything from Tae-Bo to yoga, there’s a pool and even beauty services on offer here. INFO: 612 Jumeirah Beach Road, 04 395 5718, 050 188 8586, inshapeme.com

Optimal Fitness

Classes here are a little different, from Bellyrobics to Rugby Fitness! There’s also some popular gym staples, including Technogym equipment and TRX. INFO: Dubai Studio City, 04 457 2048, optimalfitness.ae

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Head to Physique 57 to get the perfect long, lean and toned figure

Physique 57

A favourite among the city’s fitness bunnies, this spot trains you by using your own bodyweight as resistance, so expect crunches, squats and sit-ups as the instructors target the muscles in your arms, thighs and abs to the point of fatigue. It’s perfect for girls who are after a long, lean and toned figure. INFO: Multiple locations, 04 344 8757, physique57.com/studio-dubai

Real Pilates

Trainers use the latest pilates equipment and there’s a range of classes for those yogis out there. There are classes for people of all abilities. For example, Pilates Core is ideal for beginners looking to get more familiar with the workout. INFO: ONE JLT, Al Sarayat Street, 04 458 5399, real-pilates.com

Reebok CrossFit LifeSpark

Dubai’s first established CrossFit box, offering a range of coached CrossFit classes and personal training classes. Join the lifestyle movement, and make new friends. INFO: Membership and drop-in options available, Concorde Tower, Cluster H, JLT, 050 556 5640, reebokcrossfitlifespark.com

Round 10 Boxing Club

This dedicated boxing gym holds more than 60 classes a week, including exclusive ladies’ sessions, fight nights circuit training and power boxing with TRX. You know where to go if you need to let off a little steam! INFO: 364/19 Street, Warehouse 42, Al Quoz First, 04 338 0101, round10boxing.com

SMART Fitness

From pilates to bootcamps, this compact little gym offers all the popular workout regimes. Art Director Gillian worked out here to get her pre-baby body back! INFO: HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 04 438 5055, smartfitness.ae


A combination of cardio and resistance training, Speedflex will leave you with little to no muscle soreness afterwards. The machine responds to your force and strength, rather than you selecting the weights yourself. Expect high intensity, but low impact short sessions. Footballer Alan Shearer swears by it! INFO: JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR, 04 814 5666, speedflex.com

Talise Fitness

Get moving in this swanky state-of-the-art fitness centre, with all the favourite classes and equipment, plus saunas and pools, too. INFO: Multiple locations including Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 04 406 8800, talisefitness.com

The Aviation Club

This spot boasts a gym, four tennis courts, two squash courts, two outdoor swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. INFO: Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud, 04 230 8560, www.jumeirah.com

The Yoga Room

This specialist Ashtanga yoga centre is a haven for devotees in Dubai. It makes for the perfect spot to escape from the chaos and stress of city life. INFO: Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 050 518 9966, enritsch.com/dubai/yoga-pilates-studio/yoga-room

The Warehouse Gym

Think rowing and treadmill sprints, as well as dumbbell swings, push-ups and squats. Classes alternate between upper-, lower- and full-body, and it’s suitable for all. This gym’s a big hit with fans of CrossFit thanks to the vast amount of class sessions and equipment available for the workout. INFO: Umm Suqeim Road, 04 323 2323, whgym.com

The Best Fitness Centres in the UAE

Editorial Director Sarah frequents TK MMA & Fitness when she’s training for marathons and loves the range of equipment on offer for an all-round workout.

TK MMA & Fitness

Headed up by Hot 100er and mixed martial arts expert Tam Khan, this is a serious muscle gym with high intensity classes – our fave, Strength and Conditioning, achieves weight loss and full-body toning, fast. INFO: Al Shatha Tower, Media City, 050 283 1544, tkmmafit.com


You’ve probably seen this pack of fitness lovers running around Dubai Marina, so get involved! There’s also a social area where you can chill post-workout. INFO: Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, 800 87423, tribefit.com

U Concept

Keeping the financial set ship-shape, this uber swish health club makes for a glam backdrop for gym selfies – don’t forget to tag us @AhlanMagazine. There are a variety of classes including USpin (spinning), UCore (specific exercises that are used strengthen the core) and UFight (a mix of MMA, self defense and Thai boxing. INFO: DIFC Gate Village, 04 422 8721, uconcepthq.com