Six activities to try at Abu Dhabi Alive

Last year, more than 12,000 people visited the inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi Alive at Zayed Sports City. This year, the exhibition director Hayete Jemai is expecting an even bigger crowd.

“It’s our chance to show how fun it can be to be active,” says Jemai. “There’s more to fitness than being bored on a treadmill.”

The three-day health and fitness event, which begins on Thursday, caters to all ages and provides a day of outdoor fun and action.

“We want the community to come and try different activities and learn how to stay healthy. It doesn’t take much to stay healthy, just selecting the right thing for you – and everything is available right here in the UAE,” says Jemai. Abu Dhabi Alive allows visitors the chance, she says, to try out things that they might not usually have access to or even know about. “It’s a chance to figure out what you like and what you’d like to start doing more of.”

• Abu Dhabi Alive is at Zayed Sports City on Thursday, November 13, from 10am to 10pm; on Friday, November 14, from 2pm to 10pm; and on Saturday, November 15, from noon to 10pm. Register in advance at for free entry. At the door, tickets are Dh5 for a one-day pass to access the activities and facilities and Dh10 for a two- or three-day pass

Published: November 12, 2014 04:00 AM