At the Dubai Stand-Up Paddle in Hatta Dam on November 18, 2023.


Dubai Stand-Up Paddle makes waves in Hatta

Dubai Stand-Up Paddle drew up to 1,000 participants on its debut in Hatta Dam on Saturday (November 18).

Dubai Fitness Challenge’s inaugural flagship paddleboarding event also included training sessions and sunset yoga.

“This event went far beyond gathering individuals for a day of physical activity; it aimed to cultivate a lasting commitment to health and well-being while fostering an inclusive and accessible sporting culture. Such initiatives exemplify Dubai’s vibrant and forward-thinking approach to integrating inclusive fitness into the urban lifestyles of our community. We aspire to inspire residents and visitors alike to embrace an active lifestyle that extends far beyond the Dubai Fitness Challenge,” said Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.

The training sessions offered participants an opportunity to learn the essentials of stand-up paddleboarding, with beginners and seasoned paddlers alike benefiting from the trainers’ expert guidance.

One of the many standout moments of the event, the mass participation challenge fostered a sense of camaraderie and celebrated the sport’s community spirit with participants displaying incredible determination.

As the sun began to set, attendees engaged in soul-soothing sunset yoga sessions. Guided by professional yoga instructors, attendees united their minds and bodies, finding tranquility amidst the breathtaking natural surroundings of Hatta. ICA/Expat Media

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