DUBAI, 2nd September, 2018 (WAM) — The Dubai Fitness Challenge, DFC, the flagship fitness initiative launched last year by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, will return with a wider public programme in 2018.
The 30-day festival will run from 19th October to 17th November, 2018, and will include a wide range of activities across the city that will be accessible to the entire Dubai community, as confirmed in today’s announcement by Dubai Tourism.
The inaugural DFC 2017 saw the public and private sectors come together as a response to a city-wide movement, to encourage 786,000 citizens and residents of all ages and fitness levels to commit to 30 consecutive minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days, as well as organise other events across Dubai and the rest of the UAE throughout the month-long festival.
This year, Dubai is continuing its mission to be the most active city in the world, and its goal is for over one million participants to take part in the movement, which will again feature a range of fitness activities, free admission to sports facilities, the latest workout routines, popular weekend fitness carnivals, and fitness villages across the city.
The DFC is the world’s only multi-activity, month-long, city-wide fitness movement, which involves a broad and inclusive range of activities, from walking, team sports, intense fitness regimes, paddle-boarding, group fitness classes, football, yoga and cycling. This year’s event is expected to be more action-packed, entertaining and personally rewarding, as it aims to interact with all ages, abilities and fitness levels across all communities in Dubai.
It will also offer its participants the opportunity for self-discovery, social interaction and enjoyment, as well as to experiment with new and exciting ways to improve their fitness levels and experience a wide range of sports and exercise programmes that they have not previously participated in.