Guide: UAE fitness events Autumn 2016

A list of fitness activities happening in the UAE this October. From rooftop yoga to a pink punk run and swim, exercise season is back upon on us.
Talise Rooftop Yoga. Courtesy Talise Fitness
Talise Rooftop Yoga. Courtesy Talise Fitness

September 22

Mall walking and yoga

Enjoy a healthy shopping experience at Yas Mall with a yoga class led by professional instructor Raquel Rodriguez from Fit and Flex Studios, as well as a ladies’ power walk. Yoga, from 9am to 10am, Town Square; power walk, 9am to 10am, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi,

September 30

Talise Fitness Sandstorm

Register yourself and a friend to take part in the Talise Fitness Sandstorm, where, over 4km, you will climb, crawl, run and jump through a series of challenges crossing land, sand and sea. The competition is open to teams in competitive, intermediate and casual levels. The event starts at 7am and costs from Dh490 for a team of two. Talise Fitness, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. Register at

September 29-October 1

Health and fitness summit

Visit the MEfit Health and Fitness Summit and learn from industry experts and keep up to date with the latest trends by attending professional development and networking sessions. Course topics include prenatal fitness, and strength and conditioning education. Prices start from Dh495 for a one-day pass. Visit

October 2-November 27

Get Driver Fit

Take part in this year’s Get Driver Fit programme and take advantage of the free sporting and fitness sessions including functional fitness, Zumba, yoga, beach bootcamp and more. The programme runs over seven weeks and culminates in a four-day fitness challenge. Sessions are held across Abu Dhabi, including Umm Al Emarat Park, Bodytree Studio, Yas Marina Circuit, Haddins Gym at Zayed Sports City and St Regis Saadiyat Beach. Visit

October 7

Pink is Punk Swim:Run

Sign up for the Ignite Pink Is Punk Swim:Run, which raises funds for the Al Jalila Foundation in aid of breast-cancer awareness. There’s a swim plus beach and pavement run for adults and juniors. Entry costs from Dh70 to Dh250. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai. Register by October 2 at

October 15

Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon

Take part in an event that celebrates the life of Roy Nasr, the late co-founder of TriDubai. The Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon, is now in its fourth year, and involves swimming, cycling and running. The event starts at 6.30am from Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Dubai. Register at

October 28

2XU Triathlon

Take part in the 2XU Triathlon, with swimming in calm lagoon waters, closed roads for biking and a designated running track, plus a real community feel. The event is open to those of all ages and abilities and everyone has the chance to win a trip to Thanyapura Sports Resort in Thailand. Registration is from 5.30am and costs from Dh300. Al Mamzar, Deira, Dubai. Visit

Published: September 21, 2016 04:00 AM


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