Grab your activewear – fitness just got free!

It’s time to limber up Dubai!

The Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is back for from 18th October to 16th November giving you all the motivation you need to get active. Plus, there’s a tonne of FREE events on across Dubai so you literally have no excuses.

Kite Beach Fitness Village will offer a variety of outdoor activities zones including beachside basketball, boxing and martial arts, yoga and meditation, and a dedicated kids’ play area, in addition to a water sports centre with equipment and trainers for stand-up paddle-boarding, canoeing and kayaking amongst other aquatic fitness activities including an aqua obstacle course. If you’re willing to get down and dirty, there’s a specially designed Tough Mudder ‘Get Tougher’ training obstacle course on offer too. Kite Beach has extended opening hours for the 30 days as well.

Sun to Wed 7am to 9pm, Thu to Sat 7am to 11pm. Contact: 04 317 399,

Festival City Mall Fitness Village is set with both indoor and outdoor sections activations throughout the challenge. The Festival Square of the mall’s ground floor will have a mix of skill and fitness-based activities including a jump station and Robo-Keeper for football enthusiasts. The Dubai Festival City promenade will turn into a large workout space with afternoon programming, where participants can rent a bike and take the  ‘ultimate mile’ ride along the promenade.

Dubai Festival City Mall. Sun to Wed 12pm to 10pm, Thu and Sat 12pm to 12am. Visit:

Head on over to Dubai Marina Mall for a different kind of retail therapy. The Marina Mall Dubai Fitness Challenge will be running free classes twice a day starting from 20th October outside along the promenade. Turn up for HIIT, circuit, boxing, Zumba, cycle and much more. To register customers can call or email NRG directly to book their free slots. The sessions are free but you must call or email NRG to register. As a bonus, treats from Breaking Bread and The Acai Spot will be available to help you refuel.

The Walk, Dubai Marina. Daily at 7am and 5.30pm. 050 652 7722,

You don’t even have to leave home for this one. Les Mills, the creators behind high-energy classes such as Bodypump, Bodycombat, RPM and Les Mills Grit, are giving Dubai residents free access to their classes. Enjoy a free 30-day trial of Les Mills On Demand and complete workouts in the comfort of your home. You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 800 workouts to choose from, you just need to sign up onlineIf you fancy exercising outdoors, Les Mills will be offering an array of free fitness classes throughout the Dubai Fitness Challenge at Kite Beach, Dubai Mall and various locations around Dubai.

Various locations across Dubai. Visit:


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