The Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 is back from the 26th of October to the 24th of November.

The Dubai Fitness Challenge started in 2017 as a citywide initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government. With one goal in mind, the challenge encourages every resident and visitor in the city to exercise continuously for at least 30 minutes for 30 consecutive days, turning Dubai into the most active city in the world.

Nearly 1 million people from Government, corporate, schools, universities and the public joined in the movement and committed to getting their daily #Dubai30X30.

This year, Dubai Fitness Challenge returns on the 26th of October till the 24th of November 2018, to continue this commitment and to bring the fitness world to you. With an all-new Dubai Fitness app, an action-packed calendar of events and a host of free fitness activities all across the city, it’s all about igniting a movement.

Why Dubai Fitness Challenge?

Being active is not just about moving; it’s about turning the simple into the challenging and dreams into achievements. Dubai Fitness Challenge goes beyond building an ever-evolving city into an inspirationally active one – it is about creating champions out of challengers, and a society of happy, global citizens.

The city is moving. Are you?

What’s coming up?

More events, more action, more fun. We’ve got even more fitness in store for you all across the city. With energising Weekend Carnivals, dedicated Fitness Villages and more than 2,000 free classes, events and community-led activities, getting fit has never been easier – or more fun! Stay tuned as we’ll be announcing all the details soon.

Dubai Fitness App – coming soon

Download a little motivation with the all-new Dubai Fitness App.

The Dubai Fitness Challenge is even more accessible thanks to the Dubai Fitness App, which will help you track your progress over the 30 days. With the ability to monitor your workouts, sync with top fitness apps and join an ever-growing fitness community, the app is at the heart of all the action.

  • Track your workouts
  • Sync with top fitness apps
  • Explore classes and fitness sessions
  • See where you stand on the leaderboard
  • View events and activities
  • Create social fitness groups

With new and exciting additions to the programme this year, 2018 will feature a wider range of activities across its duration, offering more dedicated classes and venues for specialist sports across Dubai. Brand new this year, the opening and closing carnivals participants will experience a spectrum of main stage fitness classes, with special guest appearances from high profile influencers and celebrities as well as dedicated sports zones showcasing everything from the FIFA Club World Championship football experience, mini ramp skateboarding and dragon boat racing to slacklining, inline skating and parkour. Back by popular demand are the highly entertaining and socially engaging family areas, where the young and young at heart can try inflatable assault courses, climbing, trampolining, cricket, virtual reality rowing and obstacle courses and even a mechanical bull rodeo among several others.

Another new addition this year is ‘thematic’ villages – five themed fitness villages will run for 26 days during DFC at locations easily accessible to communities across Dubai so there’s even greater ability for everyone to make ‘fitness’ part of their daily routine.


  1. DIFC Fitness Village presented by Dubai Chamber in association with DIFC powered by Technogym  

The innovation and technology hub at DIFC Fitness Village will not only feature over 300 free fitness classes on the main stage, but participants can also visit during their lunch break to utilize the latest equipment from Technogym including interactive bikes and treadmills.  Budding golfers and professionals alike can practice their swing on a super high-tech golf simulator, while teqball tables will be available to help young adults hone their football skills.


  1. DMCC Park Fitness Village presented by Decathlon in association with DMCC

Alongside over 400 free fitness classes on the main stage, the DMCC Park Fitness Village will be dedicated to team and adrenaline sports with tournaments taking place during the Challenge on specially created football fields, volleyball and basketball courts.  Families can get in on the action at the Just Play Adrenaline Village which features a gymnastics zone, one-on-one adults ninja warrior, acrobatics workshops and a bouldering zone.


  1. Kite Beach Fitness Village presented by du in association with Meraas and Dubai Municipality

Over 400 free fitness classes will also be available at the beach as well as a daily DFC Aqua class for a more refreshing work out. Tournaments and courts for beach volleyball, cricket and soccer will be accompanied by a water sports zone featuring kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and The City Swim on 27 October with a range of courses from 250m to 2500m. The National Obstacle Course on the Arabian Gulf spans an impressive 2km with over 12 obstacles that anyone over the age of 5 can tackle.


  1. Palm Jumeirah Fitness Village presented by DEWA in association with Nakheel

Running clubs will gather at the Palm Jumeirah Fitness Village to train alongside participants enjoying over 300 free fitness classes on the main stage.  For mums and mums-to-be, pre and post-natal fitness classes will be on offer, and for those who need that extra push there will be The Virtual Fitness Trail featuring a digital trainer to advise and demonstrate exercises. For the whole family to get involved, the Palm Jumeirah Glow Run, a 3.2km course with themed lighting and interactive audio will create a virtual rainforest experience along a coloured brick road.


  1. Al Khawaneej Walk Fitness Village presented by Dubai Sports Council in association with Dubai Municipality   

Cycle clubs will be created in Quranic Park at Al Khawaneej Walk Fitness Village for everyone including teens, families, over 60s and people of determination, with adult and children’s bikes available for free and special ladies only times. Master trainers will help participants get a handle on Technogym bikes and with the park lit at night residents can enjoy a night ride.

In addition to the feature Weekend Carnivals and Themed Fitness Villages, participants will have the full spectrum of over 3,000 fitness sessions and classes at city-wide locations, over 40 fitness events including Dubai International Triathlon, The Color Run and Yogafest, and a host of community-led activities to keep themselves charged and motivated throughout the 30 days.


The time to pledge participation is now and everyone – from young adults, families of all ages, people of determination, residents and visitors, to government agencies, businesses, fitness professionals and academic institutions – is invited to take the challenge.  The latest version of the Dubai Fitness App will be available in October to officially register participation, with several new features for quick and easy tracking of progress, discovering and booking events or classes, as well as encouraging others by sharing socially. Details are available on the official DFC for further information.


Running from 26 October to 24 November 2018, returning for its second consecutive year, the Dubai Fitness Challenge is the world’s only multi-activity, month-long, city-wide fitness movement. This year, Dubai will continue its mission to be the most active city in the world, with a goal of over one million participants taking part in the initiative and an even more action-packed, entertaining and personally rewarding as it seeks to engage all ages, abilities and fitness levels, across every community in Dubai.


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Instagram:        @dubaifitnesschallenge

Twitter:            @dxbfitchallenge

Hashtag:           #Dubai30x30


*For details of the full event / daily schedule visit or once live check the Dubai Fitness App


Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 is from 26th October-24th November 2018.

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