Bigger . Better. For a Fitter World

Dubai is gearing up for the annual Fitness Challenge rolling out from October 18. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or a pro at it, this 30-day gala – covering 5000 classes in 40 events sprawling over two fitness villages and ten community hubs – is a must – visit. Launched by Dubai Crown Prince Hon’ble Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, this globally popular challenge is like no other.

Watch entire Dubai transform into a gym as visitors and residents aim to clock in their 30 minutes of activity for 30 consecutive days. All of this irrespective of fitness level, age, and agility. There is only one aim – to turn fitness consciousness into a habit for brighter healthier tomorrow. In fact, science backs the claim that it takes a minimum of 21 days to form a habit. So why not turn it into your favor and pick up a new healthy habit while you are visiting Dubai?

An overview of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC)

The 3rd edition of DFC runs from 18th October to 16th November 2019. There is an array of events to help you inculcate the behavioral changes for fitter self. Work up some sweat and enjoy a free fun-filled fitness activity with your family at the Kite Beach Fitness Village. Love the endorphin rush brought by running? Run through an urban jungle as you participate in the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, on October 25th.

For those having a penchant for multi-skill based activities, Dubai Festival City Mall awaits to embrace you. Get your daily dose of diverse activities at this fitness village- all thirty days. Wait, things get bigger on 26th October as ‘the Body Coach’ Joe Wicks- the best selling author and Instagram star- delivers the largest free half-an-hour class on High-Intensity Interval Training. All of this as he attempts to score in a new Guinness World Record.


With the Triathlon on Mamzar Park (18th October), Dubai Holding Sky Run (19th October), Pink Ladies Challenge (25th October), Spinney’s Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Build-Up (1st November), Daman DXB Swim Fest (9th November), Beat Diabetes Walk (15th November), La Mer Open Water Swim Series (16th November), Dubai sure is going to keep you active.


What about your stay? Well, everything is set perfectly at The Retreat Palm Dubai to complement with your fitness-focused vacation. From healthy food to comfortable homey vibes, we are ready to host DFC enthusiasts who’ll love being pampered each day after their fitness activities. We facilitate the best services to help you get a holistic experience at the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019.


We’re ready, are you?