Dubai residents are eager to shed their weight in gold, with thousands signing up to the Your Weight in Gold weight loss campaign.
Since it launched on 19 July, 5,000 people have registered to the weight loss programme, which awards a person a gram of gold for every kilogram they lose. The Dubai municipality is expecting up to 10,000 participants to sign up before the campaign ends on 16 August.
The 30-day campaign will see Dubai’s top three slimmers win a gold coin worth Dhs20,000. Time to get out those gym shoes!
INFO: To register entrants must be weighed at either Gate 3 of Zabeel Park, the main gate of Khawaneej jogging track, the start of Mamzar Beach jogging track, Gate 4 of Safa Park, or the main gate of Al Barsha Pond Park daily between 8pm and midnight. Bring an Emirates ID card.