■ The 30-day Dubai Fitness Challenge begins today, October 26
■ Action-packed event that aims to encourage 1 million residents make fitness not only a priority but a lifestyle.
■ Challenge urges people — from all walks of life — to commit to a minimum of 30 consecutive minutes of daily activity for 30 days. It aims to take Dubai one step closer to making it the most active city in the world
UAE citizens have begun the challenge in a burst of energy. Here's a look at how things kicked off.
You might have received a message from Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council which states: "I challenge you to join Dubai Fitness Challenge".
A link takes you to an app that can be downloaded to monitor your daily physical activity.
Today is the first of the 30-day challenge.
Joining would be fun and sure to boost your health too. Even Bollywood star even Shah Rukh Khan pitched in, urging people to join.
As for the challenge activities, an opening carnival kicks off at Dubai Festival City – the Festival City Mall with a yoga session, an obstacle course, climbing wall, foot table tennis, Fifa World Cup activation, Tread Wall, Target Football, Cross Bar Challenge, dance, Zumba classes and more.
There will also be fitness classes of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muai Thai, boxing and MMA sessions. Kids can enjoy a trampoline, snookball and boot camp sessions. You can also witness a stunning firework display and a special show at Festival Bay.
Other fitness-based events around the city include the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge build-up ride today at Al Qudra Cycle Track at 6pm; entry fees Dh70 per person. The main challenge is in December.
Kite Beach is hosting the City Swim from 8am-10am.
Download the app to keep track of your daily physical activity. Visit dubaifitnesschallenge.com.
■ The challenge is the flagship fitness initiative by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
■ A full calendar spread across the city with two major Carnivals — the Dubai Festival City Opening Weekend Carnival and the Burj Park Closing Weekend Carnival.
■ More than 3,000 fitness sessions and classes have been scheduled along with more than 40 fitness events including Dubai International Triathlon, The Color Run and Yogafest
■ A host of community-led activities arranged to keep residents charged and motivated throughout the 30 days.
■ Inaugural Dubai Fitness Challenge ion 2017 saw a staggering 786,000 people of all ages and fitness levels commit to take on the challenge.
Government and corporate participants have accepted the challenge this year.
Dubai #Fitness Challenge kicks off with a spectacular Opening Weekend Carnival at #Dubai Festival City on October 26-27 https://t.co/kAS34qch8W @DXBFitChallenge @DFCMall #Dubai30x30 pic.twitter.com/qM4V02DMEV— Dubai Tourism (@dubaitourism) October 25, 2018
Dubai Fitness Challenge from October 26 to November 24 at Little Hearts Nursery Dubai. pic.twitter.com/J9OhpPxTp5— Little Hearts Dubai (@littleheartsme) October 25, 2018
The Dubai Fitness Challenge begins tomorrow!! Has your school booked a spot at one of the themed fitness villages? Visit https://t.co/0jEqzAXmpm and tell us when you go - our DG Dr Abdulla might join in on the fun too! #Dubai30x30 @DXBFitChallenge pic.twitter.com/r7P07DCnVU— KHDA (@KHDA) October 25, 2018
Join #UnionCoop friends group on Dubai fitness challenge App. and write your name here as a comment to get the chance to win vouchers worth 1,000 DHS for the most 10 active participants.— Union Coop (@UnionCoop) October 25, 2018
Register now: https://t.co/sNX2Ly55ZS#dubai30x30 pic.twitter.com/JOTlYn2Q2M
The team at @TheFirstGroupCo has been hitting the gym in preparation for the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge, which kicks off this Friday. Bring it on! #Dubai30x30 #TheFirstGroup pic.twitter.com/a8Yr5po9TX— The First Group (@TheFirstGroupCo) October 25, 2018
The Dubai Fitness Challenge aimed to get people of all ages and fitness levels pursue a Healthiest and energetic lifestyle by committing to 30 minutes of exercise every day for 30 days. @climbstationuae is part of the #Dubai #Fitness #Challenge at #Dubai #Festival #City #DFC pic.twitter.com/WunZU2Js9W— Climbstation (@climbstationuae) October 26, 2018