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A spectacular end for an amazing 30 days

We did it! Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 brought together more than 1 million participants for an amazing 30 days. And it’s all thanks to you! With more than 8,000 free classes in over 250 locations all across the city, including our five themed Fitness Villages, the challenge turned Dubai into your own personal gym.


Relive all the action-packed fitness fun from Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018.

1 million participants.
1 active city

Residents from all ages, abilities and nationalities embraced the Dubai Fitness Challenge and turned out to jump, skip, hop, run and cycle together in an incredible show of community spirit and active living. With events that included every sport, activity and fitness level, the whole family took on the Challenge. What’s more, 30 energising events, including The Color Run, XDubai Spartan Race, Daman City Swim, the X3JR Triathlon, the Emirates NBD Unity Run and so much more, kept the competitive spirit going all month long.

Fitness is for everyone.

There was something for everyone to enjoy during the Dubai Fitness Challenge. Fitness transcended all boundaries as people of all ages, nationalities and abilities embraced the Challenge, whether it was at the Fitness Villages, at one of the many outdoor events or in their homes, offices, gyms and schools. Even celebrities showed us their #Dubai30x30, with Olympic gold medallist Sir Mo Farah, Australian fitness guru Emily Skye and local host Kris Fade helping motivate the participants. But the real champions were you, the community, led by our fitness ambassadors like ‘Marathon Man’ Marcus Smith and Team Angel Wolf inspiring the crowds to keep going.

A brighter, fitter future.

It’s never too early to get started! Take it from the thousands of students and schools who participated and made their way to the Fitness Villages to take on the Challenge. The little ones loved zipping across the city or playing their favourite sports and helped motivate us along the way. One of the highlights was the 30x30 with Disney workout, especially created for Dubai Fitness Challenge. The popular fixture at all the Villages got visitors from tots to teens moving to a workout inspired by Disney superheroes and cartoon characters.

Setting a great example.

Companies and Government organisations decided to lead the charge by getting involved in the fitness challenge. Dozens of corporate games were organised in offices to keep employees fit and motivated. The DIFC Fitness Village, located right in the heart of the financial district, became the perfect midday getaway for office-goers who turned working lunches into quick and brisk workout sessions.

This is just the beginning

The Dubai Fitness Challenge will be back next year, but your fitness journey carries on. The Dubai Fitness app will continue to be your perfect workout buddy by tracking your daily workouts and syncing up with other fitness apps. Keep moving and stay active!