Dubai Fitness Challenge Kicks off This Weekend

The Dubai Fitness Challenge kicked off today in a bid to get more people active throughout the city over the next 30 days in its fifth anniversary year.

The challenge is simple: complete 30 minutes of exercise every day for 30 days, from 29th October to 27th November, in any way you can. Events are planned throughout Dubai over the course of the challenge with schools and sports clubs planning a series of themed days too.

There are pop up fitness villages in locations across Dubai to allow people young and old to get active in fun and creative ways which wouldn’t be available to them normally – sites include Kite Beach, Mushrif Park and Expo 2020 Dubai.

There are a series of events for all ages throughout the Dubai Fitness Challenge and we’ve picked out some of the highlights:

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge 2022 | Build-Up Ride 1

Tomorrow will see endurance cyclists from across Dubai beginning preparation for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, which takes place in February 2022 and consists of a gruelling 92km route on the Al Qudra Cycle Track.

Tomorrow’s build-up ride is a slightly more gentle 35km circuit which will certainly tick off your 30 minutes of exercise with a little bit more on top for good measure. Registrations are closing soon but if you’re quick you can join in by clicking here.

Dubai Ride

Taking place on Saturday 5th November, Dubai Ride gives people of all ages the opportunity to cycle on the usually mega busy Sheikh Zayed Road! The 14km route will see thousands pedalling along the iconic road, while the 4km family route will wind through the streets of Downtown Dubai.

For more information or to register, you can click here.

Dubai Run

Rounding off the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2021 in style will be the Dubai Run which takes place on Friday 26th November and will see runners descend on Sheikh Zayed Road for an iconic 5km or 10km course.

Suitable for families and serious runners alike, the Dubai Run is a brilliant opportunity to pull on your trainers and experience the fantastic views of the city from its busiest road.

The run took place for the first time in 2019 and was unable to go ahead in physical form last year due to Covid, so this will be only the second time members of the public have been able to run along the famous Sheikh Zayed Road.

You can sign up by clicking here.

For a full range of the activities and events taking place throughout the Dubai Fitness Challenge, you can visit the official website here.

We would love to see you taking part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge so please make sure you send us your best pictures, videos and inspiring stories! You can contact us by email on or tag us across social media by using @GulfYouthSport.

Good luck to everyone taking part over the next 30 days!


Featured photo credit Dubai Fitness Challenge.