From the free, no-frills workout to a brand new facility…
Dubai is a great place to keep fit, with new classes, studios and race events popping up all the time, it can be hard to keep up. We’re stripping things back to the simple, yet effective outdoor workouts.
Give one of these 6 outdoor gyms in Dubai a try.
Dubai’s Laguna Waterpark at La Mer, which opened last May, has re-opened with the addition of an outdoor gym. The open-air studio, named Fit Hub, is a fully serviced outdoor training facility, featuring a variety of instructor-led workouts, including: boot camp, yoga, boxing, dance classes and more. Not only that, the class price includes free access on weekdays and all week long, guests will also be entitled to invite up to three friends and family to Laguna Waterpark at a 40 per cent discount.
Fit Hub, Laguna Waterpark, Dhs99 for a single class, Dhs449 for five classes or Dhs799 for ten classes. Tel: (04) 317 3999. lagunawaterpark.com
With the perfect view of the Marina skyline and the sea right next to you, what more could you want from an outdoor gym? Well there’s also callisthenics and CrossFit equipment, sprint tracks, climbing area and specialist flooring. Just bring your own towel and water and you’re ready to get fit!
Outdoor gym, Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, open 24 hours, free. skydivedubai.ae
Warehouse Muscle Beach
Complete with weight lifting equipment, CrossFit apparatus, rope climbs, kettle bells, rowing machines and jump boxes, the outdoor facility located at The Beach opposite JBR has all the ‘fitspiration’ you’ll need. There is also staff on site to assist gym-goers with their workouts. Aside from private training options, fitness fans can opt to join one of the group classes, which include commando circuit classes, spinning and CrossFit.
Warehouse, The Beach, JBR, 6am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 10pm Friday and Saturday, Dhs105 per day. Tel: (04) 368 4080. whgym.com
A great freebie for Al Barsha residents, this park is kitted out with all the basic gym equipment you need. Elliptical machines, pull up bars, and a callisthenics area combine to a fitness area that rivals that of some paid gyms. Not to mention, the park also has a basketball court, running track and tennis courts.
Barsha Pond Park, Al Barsha, Opposite Barsha Mall, 24 hours a day, free. visitdubai.com
Talise Fitness is so much more than a hotel gym, with a wide variety of facilities and equipment including ropes, climbing area, boxing, free weights and sprint track. There’s also a variety of classes on offer, whether you’re in the mood for yoga, tennis, watersports or even squash.
Talise Fitness, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, 5.30am to 11.30pm, daily. Tel: (04) 406 8800. facebook.com
Tucked away in the recently opened Zabeel House in The Greens, Native Club has indoor and outdoor facilities as well as a spa and pool. The outdoor gym has a multipurpose training apparatus and is available for members and hotel guests.
Native Club, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai, open daily. Tel: (04) 519 1111. facebook.com
If you want to train outdoors but hate having to wait your turn for the equipment, Fit Inc has the answer. With a big selection of weights, bars, ropes, jump boxes and medicine balls, you won’t be fighting for the last 10kg dumbbell in the rack.
Floor 6, City Tower 2 Car Park, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 6am to 8pm, daily. Tel: (800) 348462. Metro: Dubai World Trade Centre. fitinc.ae