Complete with a gladiator-style opening show, fireworks and the small matter of crowning the world’s ultimate strongman…

Fitness fanatics, get excited. For the first time in history, the World’s Ultimate Strongman (WUS) is coming to Dubai later this year.

The WUS competition will take place on Friday October 26 at the Bab Al Shams, complete with a ‘Beasts In The Middle East’ alongside it.

Dubbed the largest production in the world for the strongman sport, tickets are on sale now priced at Dhs249.

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So what can we expect from the Dubai version?

Well of course there’s the small matter of crowning the world’s ultimate strongman. At the main competition, heavyweights will take to the stage to pull airplanes, lift cars and throw logs from a height. But the ‘Beats In The Middle East’ festival will also have plenty for everyone to get involved in.

Budding strongman (or woman) yourself? There’ll be a ‘Fittest Human’ competition with Fitness in DXB, an amateur boxing and MMA ring, UFC experience, roller skating ring and an obstacle course for both children and adults.

But there’ll be plenty of live entertainment too, if getting involved isn’t for you. There’s going to be a gladiator-style opening, a show by the Monks of the Shaolin Temple, Henan Sheng China, live music, carnival games, Hawaiian Fire artists show, silk performers, and a stunning fireworks display to close the show.

Worlds Ultimate Strongman presents Beasts in the Middle East, Bab Al Shams Arena, 3pm to 3am, Friday October 26, from Dhs249.

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