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Dubai Fitness Challenge: Gear up for an action-packed final weekend

Staff Reporter/Dubai
Filed on November 14, 2019
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See list of major events this weekend.

After a full month of clocking in 30 minutes into your Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) every day, it is now time to put your newly acquired fitness capabilities to the test. As the DFC concludes its biggest edition yet, the citywide fitness initiative is pulling out all the stops to embrace a fitter and more active lifestyle.

Following four weeks of non-stop activities, it's the last chance to join the challenge as the action continues this weekend with the two flagship Fitness Villages, Fitness Hubs, as well as an array of activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Sweat it out at Fitness Villages

The Fitness Villages are getting ready to close DFC 2019 in style, with fun and free activities for people of all ages. Don't miss out on the Kite Beach Fitness Village.

Attend the Gong Meditation Session at the Emirates' Yoga and Meditation Zone to attain peace of mind or bring the little ones over for a fun mini tennis for kids with CF Tennis academy. For those looking for a little more intensity, try a boxing session at the Go Sport - Adidas Boxing and Martial Arts Centre or one of the many instructor-led classes at the Etisalat Mainstage Workout.

The Festival City Mall Fitness Village is open from 12pm to 12am from Thursday to Saturday. The village features a variety of mall-wide activations to enjoy. Take part in Imagine's Fitness Workout for a workout that combines choreography with the last Imagine show on Saturday at 7.15pm.

Major events

November 15

> The Emirates NBD Unity Run: The 3km fun run is an annual event aims to support and empower people of determination and encourage inclusivity within society, and makes for a fun day out with delicious food, live entertainment and music.

Venue: Dubai Silicon Oasis

> Wadi Bih Run - Hatta Edition: Escape the city to the UAE's most rugged terrain at the Wadi Bih Run in Hatta and take part in a tough 70km, 35km or 20km race.

Venue: JA Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta

> Beat Diabetes Walk: Join the 10th edition of this family-friendly walk to raise awareness for diabetes and show your support to those living with the condition.

Venue: Zabeel Park

> Tough Mudder: Sign up for the toughest, muddiest obstacle course in the city, with unique 5km and 10km for adults and a 1.6km Mini Mudder course for kids.

Venue: Dubai Festival City

> Under Armour #IWILL Challenge: Obstacles, rope climbing and more, this endurance challenge is not for the weak hearted. Made for testing physical and mental strength, winners will be rewarded with three, six or 12 months of athlete sponsorships.

Venue: Kite Beach Fitness Village

> Every Girl Can Swim, with Nada Al Bedwawi: Join UAE's first female Olympic Swimmer Nada Al Bedwawi for a training session including pool activities and challenges, an inspire workshop as well as a group leadership session.

Venue: Hamdan Sports Complex

November 16

> La Mer Open Water Swim Series: Swimmers of all ages and athletic levels can paddle through 200m, 400m, 800m or 1600m distances followed by a fun team relay, while being surrounded by music and community spirit.

Venue: La Mer South Beach

> X3 JR Triathalon: For little ones who want to participate in triathlons, this challenge is made up of competitive swimming, cycling and running, children can put their sports skills to the test.

Venue: Kite Beach

> M1 Run: This features the staircase of the beloved Media One Hotel, where runners will ascend towards the summit to be one of the top three racers.

Venue: Media One Hotel

> Dhyanotsav Wellness Fest by Heartfulness: Settle into an evening of meditation and relaxation at the DWTC.

Venue: Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Centre



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