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It’s not just elite athletes who get to scramble across monkey bars, throw spears and leap across sand dunes this weekend – one of the UAE’s toughest sporting events has lots to offer the rest of us too.  On Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 2022, thousands of athletes and spectators from across the world will gather at Al Wathba Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa in the nation’s capital, to compete for warrior...

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Everything gets busier and more exciting during the UAE’s cooler season, including our training and fitness.  Each weekend brings a new running race, and a fresh chance to challenge ourselves along with hundreds, or even thousands, of others from our local community.   Whether you’re hooked on that euphoric finishing feeling, or you simply need some extra motivation to start your morning jogs again, check out these heart-pumping, thrilling and enjoyable running races that are kicking...

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November 2022 marks the inaugural edition of the Bike Abu Festival, a week-long celebration of pedal power featuring pro riders, events for amateurs, and entertainment for the family. And it’s all just part of the capital’s plans to become a major hub for velo lovers There’s a revolution happening in Abu Dhabi – and it’s taking place on two wheels.  Cycling has become increasingly popular in the nation’s capital in recent years. Riders of all...

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Cycling, and in particular road cycling, is one of the fastest growing sports in the UAE, and riders are well and truly spoiled for choice when it comes to races over the next few cooler months. From climbing adventures in RAK to UCI qualifiers in Dubai, there’s something for anyone who loves life in the peloton. The season kicked off over the weekend with the Khorfakkan Clouds Challenge on October 30. This coastal town in Sharjah...

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In the space of eight days in November, the UAE will host a pair of boxing events that could prove to be ground-breaking for the development of the sport in the emirates.  On November 13 at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr, faces YouTuber Deji Olatunji in his second exhibition fight in the UAE in the past five months. Despite being retired from professional boxing,...

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Dubai Active Show lunged its way into Dubai World Trade Centre this weekend in a show of furious fitness classes, a series of wellness talks and a whole lot of flexing. The event, which has been combined with Dubai Muscle Show and Dubai Active Industry, forms the biggest gatherings of industry experts in the region, where fitness fanatics and professionals can find inspiration, meet the stars of the industry or even just refresh their workout...

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The Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) returns for its sixth edition on Saturday October 29 2022, encouraging residents to exercise for 30 minutes a day for 30 successive days. The event, which runs until November 27, has become a mainstay on the Dubai calendar.  Over the years it has proved a vital entry point to exercise and an active lifestyle for many, while helping others achieve new fitness goals and milestones. With a huge range of...

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The AD Movement was launched in 2016 to empower women in Abu Dhabi as they pursue holistic fitness and wellness journey.  Now after a Covid-19-length break, in a dramatically different fitness landscape, they are back, with plans to offer health and wellness events that promote inclusivity, self-love, positivity, and empowerment for Emiratis and expats. The first will be October 30 at The Bridge Lifestyle Hub in Al Qana. Co-founders Abeer Amiri and Sarah Al Nowais tell...

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FitnessWhat about walking?

October 24, 20228 min

So many articles and advice in the fitness arena overlook one of the fastest ways to get fit and improve our overall health: a regular, if not daily, walking program. It’s the one obvious solution that will keep you fit, healthy, get you outdoors and provide all the energy and endorphin boost you will ever need. If you are thinking ‘well, walking isn’t really a workout, I’m going to stop you right there. As a...

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UFC 280 — aka the Ultimate Fighting Championship fight card — is rolling back into Abu Dhabi, with its colorful cast of characters set to deliver another crowd-pleasing dose of MMA, sprinkled with an inevitable smattering of trash talk at Etihad Arena on Yas Island October 22 2022. Since the UAE capital penned a five-year deal in 2019 with the UFC to hold events, Abu Dhabi has played host to some of MMA’s most iconic...

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‘Golf in the desert’ has become one of sport’s great oxymorons but the arid landscape of the Middle East is now punctuated by some of the world’s finest golf courses. Since Emirates Golf Club opened in 1988 as, quite literally, a green oasis in the desert, the UAE’s golf profile and its role in the global game has grown enormously. The history of golf in the Gulf The Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club has hosted...