Championed by elite American bodybuilder Kai Greene and set over three floors in a huge glass structure next to Jumeirah Plaza, Engine Health & Fitness aims to really stand out within the Dubai gym scene.
This huge, 30,000 square-foot venue bills itself as “Dubai’s first stand-alone health and fitness facility” and houses state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, and Body Bikes (the “Rolls-Royce of indoor cycles”) along with an internet lounge (very much a novelty among the city’s health clubs) and a refreshment bar.
Les Mills classes including Body Combat, Body Attack and Zumba are among the highlights of the group exercise classes on offer but belly dancing is perhaps the standout session for those of you who like a quirky workout. For suspension training fans, Engine uses the versatile Queenaz system, which is perfect for aerial yoga, TRX, RIP and boxing exercises.
Jumeirah Beach Road (next to Jumeirah Plaza), www.ehf.ae (04 381 9999).