Dubai: The Dubai Fitness Challenge, also known by the hashtag #Dubai30x30, has inspired ordinary folks to make physical activity a part of their daily habit.

The challenge encourages citizens, residents and visitors to sweat it out and get engaging in physical activity for 30 minutes daily for a month — and then, hopefully, for life — thus making Dubai one of the world's healthiest cities.

But an employee of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) here has taken it a bit further, tackling a different kind of physical challenge — by pulling a double-decker bus.

The two-storey buses are a familiar sight here, typically ferrying passengers between Dubai and Sharjah — and sits up to 160 passengers.

Though the unit was empty this time, but it still would have weighed about 12.6 tonnes (based on London's iconic double-deckers, according to Wikipedia).

The "strongman" used a towing rope slung around his arms and hooked to the front of the bus. 

Initially, the eight-wheeler wouldn't budge.

Filling, by pulling all his strength, he did manage to move the vehicle.

The 30-day challenge kicked off on October 20, was inspired by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, who announced it on social media asking people to take the challenge and make Dubai a healthier city.