New Fitness First gym now open in The Springs, 27 May 2019 10:15:17 +0400Summer is pretty much here, yet sadly our summer bodies are not.

It may seem like we’re running out of time, but the arrival of a new gym in the city is giving us a much-needed kick into action.

XFit Town Centre is a new branch of Fitness First open in The Springs, and the studio are offering a free session for first-timers to try it out.

Classes include the likes of body attack, Pilates, Zumba and bootcamp for high-intensity group work outs, that are apparently fun, too.

All levels of fitness are welcome and classes start at around 7.15 in the morning until 8pm at night and there’s no electrical equipment involved – just you, your body and your motivation.

Well two out of three aint bad.
Open Sun-Thu 6am-9pm, Fri-Sat 8am-1pm. Emirates Living Community, Town Centre (04 439 2323).

UAE to make joint bid for FIFA Under 20s World Cup, 27 May 2019 10:15:17 +0400Football-lovers in Dubai could potentially be in with a chance of seeing some of the best young sporting prospects in the sport come to the city.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are preparing a joint bid to host the FIFA Under 20s World Cup in 2021.

Dubai hosted the AFC Asian Cup earlier this year with the recently renovated Al Maktoum Stadium holding six of the tournament's games.

The stadium also hosted English Premier League club Arsenal for a friendly against Al Nasr FC.

A formal bid by all three nations will have to be submitted by August, with the result being announced later in the year.

The ongoing 2019 Under 20 World Cup is being contested in Poland – with the final being played on June 15.

We have our fingers crossed that the UAE is successful.

Get free yoga classes at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah BeachReema Rahman, 27 May 2019 06:45:14 +0400Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is encouraging people to get moving this summer and is offering up free yoga and restorative stretching classes.

The beachside property is holding the complimentary 45-minute classes at the resort’s indoor pool at the luxurious Pearl Spa. The only thing you need to do is book in advance and rock up ready to stretch and bend.

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Advance bookings required. Yoga classes – Tue May 28 and Tue June 4 at 6.15pm. Stretching classes – Mon May 27 & Mon June 3 at 5.15pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 1 (04 270 7777).

Top summer sports offers in Dubai in 2019, 06 May 2019 05:50:51 +0400During the summer months it's acceptable to work up a sweat just heading to the Metro, but if you're going to be getting all beady, then at least burn some calories and save some money while you're at it.

Whether you're a fan of golf, yoga, spinning or trampolining, there's definitely going to be something for you in our list of some of the best summer sporting deals in Dubai.

It's totally possible to get fit and save a few dirhams while you're at it, so check out our list below and check back regularly for updates.

Free intro class at Crank
Imagine if they did spin classes in nightclubs? No need to imagine any longer, Crank ‘Ride’ classes are fast, loud and the flashing lights will have your body dancing on that bike – it even runs sessions with a live DJ. As well as all that spinning it also offers the HIIT-style ‘Shape’ sessions and ‘Stretch’ classes too. The best bit is the first class (whichever you choose) is absolutely free, all you have to do is register online and book your session.
Open Sat-Thu 6.30am-9pm, Fri 8am-1pm. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, (04 321 2095).

Free month trial at ClassPass
Can’t decide if you’d rather do a yoga class at Dryp, a Black Box session at Warehouse Gym or book a personal trainer with Fit Squad DXB? Well now you can have it all – and all for free . Register for the ClassPass free month trial now and get 35 free credits to spend on everything from meditation to boxing. The fitness membership app covers more than 150 studios and classes in Dubai and has just launched in Abu Dhabi too.

Free two-week trial at F45
If you really want to push your body with a 45-minute circuits-based workout that will leave you sore in places you didn’t know existed – then welcome to F45 Training. The HIIT-style workout will challenge you with a variety of different classes that mix bodyweight and free weight exercises to get you sweating. The best bit is that it offers a two-week free trial at the Dubai Marina and Motor City branches and a one-week free trial at the Jumeriah branch. Sweating and saving money while you do it? Winning.
Open daily. Various locations.

Free yoga at Karma Yoga
Head along to this swish studio in Dubai Marina any afternoon between 4pm and 6pm and you’ll get a free class. You’ll have to book before you arrive, but you’ll get one free class a day – up to five classes per person. It’s time to get flexible.
Free. Daily 4pm-6pm. Ongoing. Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina ( 04 399 9301).

Night golf and meal at deal Emirates Golf Club
Get in a round of night golf in over the summer months by heading over to Emirates Golf Club’s floodlit course. During the week, from 7pm onwards, you’ll be able to get an after-dark round in for Dhs475 (or nine holes for Dhs295), along with a Dhs65 coupon to spend afterwards on a drink or bite to eat at Spike Bar.
Dhs295 (nine holes), Dhs475 (18 holes). Sun-Thu, 7pm onwards. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 417 9842).

Summer lessons at Dubai Hills Golf Club
Hit the range this summer and get your swing into shape at the city’s newest course. At Dubai Hills Golf Club you can get your technique analysed and built upon with the help of PGA-qualified coaches in the form of private lessons or group sessions. Using top-of-the-range technology to help analyse your swing, you’ll find out where you’re going wrong, or learn from scratch the right way. You can get various packages depending on your need, with some coming with unlimited driving range and Par 3 access.
From Dhs380 per lesson, Dhs1,325 (for four), Dhs2,475 (for eight). Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai Hills,

Summer membership at Address Montgomerie
Address Montgomerie has just launched its summer membership, and this is a great deal if you want to get your swing into shape over the summer months.

Until Monday September 30, you can get unlimited rounds of golf and a whole number of additional perks for Dhs5,500 (which you can buy in bulk or divide it into monthly payments). For your money, you’ll get access to the Championship golf course, practise facilities, driving range, chipping areas, the Par 3 course and three passes to lessons at the Academy, too. You’ll also be able to use the club’s swimming pool and gym, with two guest passes for your friends to join each month during your membership. You’ll get vouchers to spend at Nineteen, 20 percent off all restaurants and lounges at the club, 50 percent off spa treatments, and a discounted rate when it comes to looking at winter membership, too.
Dhs5,500. Until Mon Sep 30. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Living (04 363 1295).

Summer yoga package at Trident Wellness Centre
This yoga and mental wellness studio in Dubai Marina is offering up a range of discounts this summer depending on what you’re after. You can get a month of unlimited yoga from Dhs750, or a year from Dhs6,000. There are nearly 20 different package options depending on your yoga and meditation requirements. Now that’s a great way of finding a bit of peace.
From Dhs750. Trident Bayside, Dubai Marina (055 930 6592).

Summer pass at BOUNCE Inc.
Spend your summer on the trampoline and bounce away the season’s heatings with a one-month pass available through May for Dhs250. Not only is it an absolutely brilliant trampoline park, there are also dodgeball courts, basketball trampoline courts for some massive slam dunks and a big bag so you can practise your flips safely.
Dhs250. Open daily, noon-midnight. Until May 31. Bounce Dubai, Al Quoz, (04 3211 400).

Bear Grylls to launch survival academy in Ras Al KhaimahTim Skinner, 29 Apr 2019 04:54:24 +0400Have you got a thrill for the great outdoors? Well, fans of international adventurer and TV survivalist Bear Grylls will want to get their skates on (not ice skates) and head up to Ras Al Khaimah, because a brand-new survival centre has just opened up on the mountain.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy will be coming to the UAE’s adventure capital later this year, located up on Jebel Jais – the UAE’s highest point and home to the world’s longest zip line. He’s the world’s most famous modern outdoor adventurer, and his new hub, set to open at the start of 2020, will give you a real-world crash-course in how to survive, and thrive, in extreme conditions.

Courses will combine survival and adventure challenges, which will conclude with a wilderness “expedition” designed to put your new skills to the test.

How will you fight a fire in the wild, build a shelter in an emergency, use a knife for survival, treat a medical trauma in the middle of nowhere, and navigate yourself using nothing but the sky? You’ll learn all of this in a range of different courses, as well as rock climbing and extreme weather survival.

Courses last anywhere from five to 48 hours, so you can expect to get a firm grasp of the basics, and if you’re a big adventurer, these skills could save your life.

Get your hiking boots on, it’s time to get wild.
Coming soon. For more information visit

Dubai to host first-ever day to golf night tournamentDean Wilkins, 21 Apr 2019 13:10:13 +0400Dubai is teeing up another historic sporting event – the first-ever day to night golf tournament. The free-to-attend Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic will putt (ahem) the city on the global stage again as the best female players head to Emirates Golf Club.

Excitement is building for the visionary tournament, which will see 56 pros, 35 of the leading players on the Ladies’ European Tour and 21 tournament invitees from other tours or social media sensations, and three amateurs go head-to-head under the floodlights at the course designed by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo.

It will be the first professional day-night golf tournament of its kind when it commences on Wednesday May 1. Two of the three rounds will be played from day-to-night.

The tournament is replacing the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic, with an aim to increase the involvement of the community and amateurs. The ODLC has traditionally been the season-ender for the Ladies European Tour, however it moved from its December slot to early May in a bid to showcase the city’s year-round golfing excellence.

It has also moved from the Majlis course to the Faldo Course.

After the first round has come to a close on Wednesday, the professional golfers will be allocated a team of three amateurs to play with over the next two rounds in the exciting new format before pro individual and Pro-Am team winners are crowned.

“We think playing under lights is going to be absolutely awesome,” said David Spencer, tournament director. “Playing the tournament in May and under lights further showcases what an incredible golfing destination Dubai has become and how long our golfing season lasts each year.

We believe it will be the first official golf event to have a day-night format and it’s important for us to showcase the golf season in Dubai goes beyond just events played in December and January.

“We’re unbelievably excited about this and we are really convinced that in a couple of years’ time this will be one of the hottest tickets in town to get into this Pro-Am, because not only is it a pro event but we are also upping the amateur involvement, which is fantastic.”

Players expected to compete include Shanshan Feng (tournament winner in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016), Angel Yin (2017) and France’s Camille Chevalier who won the Ladies European Tour’s Rookie of the Year.

Get ready for this unique event.
Free. May 1-3. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road,

Six Nations 2019 in Dubai: fixtures, match times and where to watchTim Skinner, 27 Jan 2019 12:45:43 +0400The Six Nations is back for another year and rugby fans across Dubai are getting ready to head to pubs across the city for massive hits, big kicks, and (hopefully) loads and loads of tries.

The full fixtures have been confirmed and if you’re looking for inspiration as to where to watch the game, we’ve got this handy round-up of all the pubs showing the matches.

Here’s the full list of fixtures running throughout the tournament. All times are in Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4)

Round 1
Fri Feb 1 (morning of Sat Feb 2) – midnight: France vs Wales
Sat Feb 2 – 6.15pm: Scotland vs Italy
Sat Feb 2 – 8.45pm: Ireland vs England

Round 2
Sat Feb 9 – 6.15pm: Scotland vs Ireland
Sat Feb 9 – 8.45pm: Italy vs Wales
Sun Feb 10 – 7pm: England vs France

Round 3
Sat Feb 23 – 6.15pm: France vs Scotland
Sat Feb 23 – 8.45pm: Wales vs England
Sun Feb 24 – 7pm: Italy vs Ireland

Round 4
Sat Mar 9 – 6.15pm: Scotland vs Wales
Sat Mar 9 – 8.45pm: England vs Italy
Sun Mar 10 – 7pm: Ireland vs France

Round 5
Sat Mar 16 – 4.30pm: Italy vs France
Sat Mar 16 – 6.45pm: Wales vs Ireland
Sat Mar 16 – 9pm: England vs Scotland

Win aerial silk and hoop classes in Dubai MarinaTim Skinner, 11 Oct 2018 12:16:58 +0400Have you ever wanted to take to the skies for a bit of unconventional exercise?

Okay, skies is a bit of an exaggeration, really, it’s more like taking to the ceilings – but you can now win a free class at Pole Fit Dubai, thanks to Time Out Dubai Vlogs.

In this week’s episode, Emma and Aline from team Time Out went over to the Pole Fit Dubai studios in Dubai Marina, where professional hoop dancer Vlada Zhizhchenko showed our two rookies the basics in aerial hoop and silks.

Needless to say, it took our two a little while to get the hang of it, but with many of the classes available designed for people of all fitness levels and acrobatic abilities, Emma and Aline picked up the basics before too long.

Both of them even managed to master a couple of the manoeuvres by the end of the session. And you can too, if you enter this week’s competition with Time Out Dubai Vlogs – all you’ve got to do is comment on the below video and subscribe to our YouTube page – and that’s it, then you’ve entered.

Check out the video below for the whole episode, and be sure to subscribe to the Time Out Dubai YouTube channel.

Every week we get out and about into this awesome city and find out the best stuff there is going on. Whether it’s jumping out of planes, jumping off of mountains, swimming with sharks, failing to surf, taking on the city’s craziest food challenges, getting a kiss from a seal, falling out of supercars or anything in between, if it’s happening in your city, the Time Out Dubai crew are on it.

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“Digital detox” available at Dubai’s Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, 30 Sep 2018 11:50:53 +0400You’ve been parted from your iPhone; your heart races and your palms begin to sweat. What’s happening on Instagram is anyone’s guess and who knows how many unanswered WhatsApps are clogging up your inbox?

Sound familiar? Well you need a digital detox. The Spa at Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay is offering a digital detox programme – and you’ll be forced to hand over all of your electronic devices at the beginning of the session.

Kiss goodbye to your smartphone, iPad, laptop and all portals to the digital world for a few hours of tech-free exercise and pampering.

The session includes a 30-minute squash session, a 30-minute gym workout with a personal trainer and a 60-minute Babor full body detox treatment.

A special detox crystal water “buffet” will be available in the spa to flush out all the bad stuff and leave you feeling as good as new.

If you want to replenish your body from the inside as well as the outside then you might be interested in stocking up on some organic or vegan.

Ripe Organic are offering same-day delivery across the city, to make sure you get all of your fruits and veggies ASAP.

There is no minimum order and delivery costs just Dhs25 – however, if your order is more than Dhs250 then it’s delivered for free.

While the cut off for guaranteed same-day delivery is 3pm, if you order after then staff still promise to try to get it to you the same day. Though you will need your smartphone back to place your order…
Dhs495. Open daily 10am-10pm (The Spa). Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Business Bay (04 369 0045).

Win free classes at Barry’s Bootcamp, 27 Sep 2018 12:02:22 +0400When we hear the word “bootcamp,” we think excruciating exercise drills, buckets of sweat and way too many push-ups. That’s still nothing compared to the exhaustion we experienced at Barry’s Bootcamp.

It isn’t labelled “the best workout in the world” for any old reason, as this gym put us through an hour-long high-intensity session from LA-based celebrity trainer Barry Jay - burning 1,000 calories through the hour-long session, and boosting your metabolism so you continue to burn calories long after the class has finished

Split into two groups, you’ll switch between cardio and weight training throughout the 60 minutes, leaving you breathless after interval sprints on an incline and your biceps, triceps and abs burning with each rep.

It’s an experience that everyone in Dubai should try at least once. That’s why the Time Out Dubai team went along to Barry’s Bootcamp in Dubai Marina, and went up against the battalion of class instructors. All in the name of bringing you another episode of Time Out Dubai Vlogs, our weekly YouTube series.

Guess what? You can try the workout of a lifetime as well by entering this week’s competition. All you have to do to nab yourself a free session is comment on the below video and subscribe to the Time Out Dubai YouTube channel. It’s that easy.

Every week we get out and about into this awesome city and find out the best stuff there is going on. Whether it’s jumping out of planes, jumping off of mountains, swimming with sharks, failing to surf, taking on the city’s craziest food challenges, getting a kiss from a seal, falling out of supercars or anything in between, if it’s happening in your city, the Time Out Dubai crew are on it.

Click here to visit the Time Out Dubai YouTube channel now.