Finding a “fitspiration” or going to exercise more often as your New Year’s “resolution”? Dubai has evolved to become an inclusive and active city. With programs like the Dubai Fitness Challenge a passion project by the Crown Prince himself - His Highness Sheikh Hamdan, countless Dubai Marathons, the GovGames and various competitions like the Dubai Warrior Challenge and Spartan Race, one will never run out of activities to do in Dubai. The city is investing in the health and wellbeing of the people in its aims of putting Dubai as one of the most active cities in the world.
And whether it’s for professional sports enthusiasts or just for fun, we have rounded up top workout memberships to try out in Dubai. So, bring a friend, grab your workout gear and let’s get moving!
1. Gold’s Gym
Gold’s Gym is one of the most popular gyms in Dubai where you can get a toned, fit and fab body. With its complete workout facilities, amenities and equipment, and being in the business of fitness since 1965, Gold’s Gym is one of the biggest full-service gyms around the world. They have over 21 gyms in the UAE alone, and seven of which are here in Dubai. Gold’s gym services include group workouts, personal trainers, weight training and more! Gold’s Gym is also equipped with individual studios for group classes, locker and shower rooms, steam and sauna. Getting fit and joining the club comes at a price but also with a lot of freebies and merchandise! Go for a free trial in one of their locations.
Locations: Al Barsha Mall, Fourth Floor - Bank Street, Business Village - Deira, Etihad Mall, Hamriya Union Coop - Deira, Ibn Battuta Gate, Reef Mall - Deira
2. Fitness First
Join another big-chain gym in Dubai with Fitness First. This multinational gym also has a worldwide presence and your Platinum Membership will give you all-access even when you travel. Fitness First offers the best-in-class of equipment, studios and amenities making the gym a playground. They also have over 90 classes a month for various group exercises which are fun and exhilarating making gym-goers want to come back. Personal trainers will also keep an eye and motivate you in getting that fitter, stronger body. Fitness First boasts of their modern facilities, amenities and lounges which is additional value for money. Be a guest in one of their branches in Dubai!
Locations: Dubai Media City, Dubai Festival City, Downtown Dubai – Al Manzil, Burjuman Centre, Rasis Business Centre – Al Barsha, Emirates Living Community – The Lakes, Town Centre, Ibn Battuta Mall, First Oasis Centre, Arabian Ranches 2, Control Tower – Motor City, Vision Tower – Business Bay, Landmark Group Tower, Athletic Concept – Mudon, Mirdiff City Centre, Deira City Centre, The Palm
3. Switch & Co.
Want to try something out of the traditional gym clubs? Download the Switch & Co. app. With tons of fitness apps available around the internet, Switch & Co. is one that is easy and exciting to discover more of Dubai fitness, leisure and wellbeing. Instead of going to the gym in a four-cornered room, go outdoors and why not try dune buggying in the sands, kayaking in Kite Beach or stand-up paddling in Dubai Marina. Do a high-intensity workout, a group yoga session or join exclusive events with other Switch members who want to try something new. There are a lot of things to do and find for the active lifestyle, and with this app everything is pay-as-you-go.