Dubai fitness challenge: Sheikh Hamdan expresses hope that residents will continue with their fitness journey
05 December 2022, 12:00 AM
31 December 2022, 12:00 AM
A record 2.2 million people participated in the sixth edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) that took place from October 29 to November 27.
The annual initiative by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, saw the entire city turn into an open-air gym for a month.
A total of 2,212,246 people committed to the pledge of 30 minutes of exercise, every day, for 30 days during the month that hosted more than 13,000 free classes across two fitness villages and 19 hubs in Dubai.
More than 263,000 residents visited the fitness villages and fitness hubs and were able to engage in diverse activities including Padel tennis, football training and high-energy group workouts, suitable for all fitness levels. The inaugural Expo City Dubai Sports and Fitness Weekend was also hosted during the month.
The Dubai Crown Prince also expressed hopes that residents would continue their fitness journey. “I encourage all of you to stay active by embracing everything our great city has to offer,” he said.