DFC 2019: Dubai Fitness Challenge begins today, key events to attend


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Dubai - Commit to 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days.

By Staff Report

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Published: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 1:16 PM

Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) has stepped it up several notches in this third edition, as Dubai transforms into the world's first and only city gym starting this weekend - from October 18 to November 16.

Offering Dubai residents new and exciting ways to be "In It, Together" and commit to 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days, this all-inclusive fitness movement launched in 2017 by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, promises to bring health, wellness and active life to all its people.

Returning to this year's edition are two flagship Fitness Villages at Festival City Mall and Kite Beach, supplemented by 10 community-focused Fitness Hubs, over 40 fitness events and more than 5,000 fitness and health programmes spread across the city. Furthermore, DFC will introduce new elements including the 'City is a Gym' activation and the 'Find Your 30' virtual content hub, as well as wider range of health and wellness programmes, extending the appeal to more segments, and making it even easier for all to complete their 30 minutes of daily exercise.

Community-focused fitness

To ensure more people have access to a variety of workouts within close proximity, Dubai Fitness Challenge is introducing 10 fitness hubs across communities this year. These hubs are set to provide participants with the chance to experience a whole host of free-to-attend activities, ranging from spinning and self-defence, to yoga, Pilates, dance classes, and a lot more. A list of confirmed fitness hubs and dates are as below:

Hamdan Sports Complex: Oct 18 - Nov 1
Dubai Police Officers Club: Oct 18 - Oct 26
Zabeel Ladies Club: Oct 18 - 26
Downtown Dubai: Oct 18 - Nov 16
Quranic Park: Oct 18 - Nov 16
The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah: Oct 23 - Oct 30
DMCC (JLT Park): Nov 1 - 7
Sustainable City: Nov 1 - 9
Bluewaters: Nov 8 - 16
The Block (D3): Nov 10 - 16

Citywide events

18 Oct - Grit + Tonic Triathlon Series Race 1: Mamzar - Al Mamzar
18 Oct; 25 Oct - Meraas Al Marmoom Ultramarathon Build Up Run - Al Qudra Cycling Track
18 - 26 Oct - Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament - Multiple venues
19 Oct, 26 Oct - Cigna Park Run - Kite Beach
19 Oct - Hilton Dubai Tower Race - Hilton JBR
25 Oct - Moonfest - Dubai Internet City
25 Oct - Dubai Holding SkyRun 2019 - Jumeirah Emirates Towers Offices
25 Oct - Pink Ladies Challenge - Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
25 Oct - King & Queen at The Pointe - The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah
26 Oct - MBC Run The Creek - Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

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