Here are 5 unique ways to get active this month
From maze quests to go karting adventures, there are lots of novel activities to try in Abu Dhabi
Whether you’re in the mood to get lost with your mates in a maze or if you’re into fast cars and want to check out the FIA World Rallycross, we’ve rounded up a small active guide of things for you to do.
Here are 5 to try before the month ends:
01. Get lost
This is your last month to get lost in the world’s largest mobile maze. Before the heat of summer sets in, head to The Wonder Maze in Umm Al Emarat Park to twist and turn your way through almost 3000 metres of paths. The labyrinth’s route is frequently updated, so expect a new challenge on every visit. Once you make it to the centre, climb to the top of the viewing platform to watch others bumble their way through. The maze takes around an hour to complete, so don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen and a hat.
Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi. Daily, 9am to 11pm (last entry 10pm) until end of April, Dhs 35 for a single entry pass (plus Dhs 5 to enter Umm Al Emarat Park). thewondermaze.com
02. Step out for the sisterhood
Gather your gal pals for the Umm Al Emarat 5K Ladies Run. Taking place on scenic Hudayriat Island, this community event aims to improve the health awareness of women in Abu Dhabi. Run over a 5km course, the race features cash prizes for the top three competitors, plus there’s a 1km fun run for children and those with special needs. Registration closes on Friday, April 4, midnight and tickets are available here
Hudayriat Island, Abu Dhabi. From 7.30am on April 5. Dhs 57.75, Tel: (050) 502 2471.
03. Feel the need for speed
For the first time in the region, the FIA World Rallycross is steering into Abu Dhabi. The Yas Marina Circuit will transform into a challenging cross-surface course, complete with tight turns and adrenaline-pumping jumps. Watch as the cars accelerate from 0 to 95km/h during thrilling races that last just three to four minutes. There’ll also be drifting shows, driver meets, food trucks, a dedicated e-sports zone, and live entertainment across the weekend. In the North Oasis, watch graffiti artists and BMX tricksters at play. Plus, your ticket to the World Rallycross buys you access to the Public Pitlane Walk, karting and Yas Hot Laps.
Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. April 5 to 6, from Dhs 395. yasmarinacircuit.com/en/fia-world-rallycross
04. Feel the flo
A chic new studio in Al Buteen aims to help women reach deeper levels of holistic fitness via yoga, Pilates and Barre. This soothing, female-only space offers tongue-in-cheek sessions such as Bend it Like Barbie Barre classes, Pilates for Dummies introductory reformer sessions, and Sunset Power yoga held on the rooftop.
Villa #34 Mileih Street, Al Buteen, Abu Dhabi. flostudio.com
5. Fresh classes at Fitness First
Fitness First has unleashed two new classes – Animal Flow and Piloxing. Designed to improve your strength, endurance and mobility, Animal Flow uses dynamic movements and stretches inspired by apes, crabs and scorpions. Think yoga-meets-breakdancing and you’re halfway there. Not sure whether to hit up a Pilates or boxing session? Piloxing combines the two, strengthening your core while sculpting muscles.