Dubai Fitness Challenge: 5 events you shouldn’t miss on final week

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The Dubai Run will return on November 26. JONATHAN YBERA/EXPAT MEDIA

5 ways to get involved in Dubai Fitness Challenge

On the final week of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), don’t miss these exhilarating fitness events for the young and young-at-heart.

Head to DP World Kite Beach Fitness Village

Check out the 24 specialised fitness zones offering everything from heart-pounding workouts and sports tournaments to soothing yoga sessions. Try Emirates Bounce, a trampoline park specially designed for children 3 to 13 years old. Or nurture your child’s love for fitness at Emirates Teen Fit, a dedicated studio where they can join age-appropriate classes and activities. Alternatively, why not take on the Emirates NBD Aqua Park, a thrilling 40m inflatable water-based obstacle course designed for participants aged 3 and above – just Dh30 for 30 minutes of pure delight.

Join Dubai Run

Run, walk or jog with your family at one of the many major running events happening this DFC. Returning for another year is the iconic mega fun family fun run, Dubai Run, on November 26. The world’s largest fun run, this event offers an unforgettable experience as you jog together down the Sheikh Zayed Road at sunrise. And that’s not all… there is also the City Centre Mirdif Mall Adventure on November 25. Kicking off at 7am, this is more than just a race; it’s a vibrant celebration of unity, health, and community spirit.

Family cycling adventure

New this year is the RTA Mushrif Park Cycle Centre, which offers guided group bike rides from 7am to 10pm, and until 8:30pm on weekends, providing a cool way to discover fresh perspectives of the city with your loved one. Couples can explore mountain bike trails, road tracks and pump tracks across 136 different bike routes.
For families looking for a morning adventure, pedal towards a healthier community with Tomorrow Ride 2023, taking place on November 25 from 6:15am to 10:30am. The ride kicks off at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University campus, offering two invigorating courses, one of which is a 4km route perfect for families and children of all ages and skill levels.

Embrace the outdoors

Families can also complete their daily 30 minutes of movement by simply getting outdoors together. This could be a leisurely stroll along the beach, a refreshing paddle or family fun at your local community pool. For a weekend adventure, why not dive into one of Dubai’s exquisite resorts and challenge yourselves with a few laps in a lap pool.

Cool family fun at Dubai Ice Rink

You might be used to chilling together, and now you can take it to new levels by getting your skates on and heading to The Dubai Mall for an entertaining afternoon of mastering the ice at Dubai Ice Rink, where all ages and abilities are catered for. Here, parents and kids alike can experience the thrill of gliding across the ice at an Olympic-sized rink while they work on their skills and confidence. ICA/Expat Media

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