Sponsored content: Get active this November by heading to the du Forum for a new festival that’s part of Yasalam’s annual GDF programme

If you’ve lived in Abu Dhabi for a while then you’ll likely be familiar with Get Driver Fit, Yasalam and Daman’s annual series of fitness classes leading up to the F1 weekend aimed at getting the city’s residents moving. This year, they’re going one step bigger with the first-ever GDF Fitness Festival.

The festival takes place on November 10 at the du Forum and the good news is it’s free of charge to attend – and everyone is invited.

This year’s Get Driver Fit lasts for seven weeks and has already started, with 1,129 athletes signing up for the fitness programme – not only are they hoping to get leaner, faster and fitter, they’re also hoping to win great prizes at the GDF finale on Yas Island on November 10.

You can still enjoy all the activities taking place at the du Forum even if you didn’t sign up for the seven weeks of fitness sessions. On the day you’ll be able to visit several zones, including the Demo Zone, where you can try acro yoga, jumping fitness and win prizes. There’ll also be a Wellness Zone where you can take part in yoga and mobility classes to help you channel your inner positive energy, plus there’ll be a series of educational and inspirational talks.

Throughout the day, you’ll be able to challenge yourself by taking part in the many different activities offered and by joining any of the free classes in the Fitness Zone.

There’s also a Kids’ Zone, aimed at children from 6 months old and above, where they can try introduction classes to karate, hip hop as well as fun fitness classes.

The Challenge Zone is where the athletes who have been taking part in the Get Driver Fit programme can test their skills and strength against each other. They’ll go head-to-head in a finale adventure race finale with prizes up for grabs for the man and woman who have the best race times, show the best physical transformation, and have attended the most classes during the seven weeks. The main overall transformation and performance will be awarded an exotic getaway, courtesy of Nirvana Travel & Tourism, the event’s Travel & Logistics Partner. What’s more, there’s also Dhs10,000 up for grabs for the male and female winners of the Abu Dhabi’s Fittest Person competition.

The GDF Fitness Festival runs from 3pm to 10pm and you can really make a day of it – there’ll be plenty of food and beverage stands if you need to refuel during the festival and lots more to watch and try out.

November 10
du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 3pm to 10pm, free. Taxi: du Forum. facebook.com/GetDriverFit, yasalam.ae