Dubai Fitness Challenge Is Returning For Its Fourth Edition This Month

It’s that time of the year to download the Dubai Fitness Challenge app, put on your sports shoes and get running as Sheikh Hamdan’s flagship initiative returns for its fourth edition, from 30th October-28th November.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of keep-fit freaks and residents in the UAE join forces pledging to commit a minimum of half an hour to fitness every day. It’s as simple as downloading the app, signing up and tracking your daily activity, be it running, playing a sport, going to the gym, hiking or completing an exercise. Even a walk counts as an activity.

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Photograph credit: Dubai Fitness Challenge

A socially-distanced Dubai Fitness Challenge

Despite the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak in the UAE and globally, Dubai Fitness Challenge is returning for its fourth edition hosting a mix of events, sports, health, wellness programmes, virtual sessions and more. Residents can expect a packed line-up of activities through the app, or even complete the challenge from home (here’s a YouTube clip you can check out and get inspired to work out from home).

“This year’s programme will have in place the highest standards of safety precautions and social distancing measures to ensure Dubai’s residents and visitors can stay connected as they commit to 30 minutes of daily physical activity for the 30 days.”

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Check out the biggest highlight from Dubai Fitness Challenge last year

Crown Prince of Dubai and the brainchild behind Dubai Fitness Challenge, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum led the first edition of the Dubai Run, joined with a whopping 70,000 participants taking over one-half of the Sheikh Zayed Road’s lanes and running past some of Dubai’s prominent landmarks, from Emirates Towers to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera and The Dubai Mall.

Another big highlight from the 2019 edition was Instagram fitness celebrity Joe Wicks hosting the region’s largest High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout.

1.1 million people took the Dubai Fitness Challenge last year

Last year saw a staggering 1,108,890 people take part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge, the most in its four-year history. The 2018 edition witnessed 1,053,100 participants followed by 786,000 in 2017.

“To witness such incredible participation from the city for this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge is an immensely inspiring moment for us all, as it showcased the solidarity of our society and the unwavering commitment of our people to an active lifestyle. The aim for DFC has always been to create an inclusive movement for all, and it’s our belief that providing convenience and access can and will motivate habitual changes to lifestyle.”

His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM)
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Photograph credit: Dubai Fitness Challenge



(Featured photograph credit: Dubai Fitness Challenge)

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