We've scoured the city and found the top five ways to make 30 minutes of daily exercise fun for the whole family. Whether you're a nature lover, ice skater or an adrenaline junkie, we have something to get everyone in the Dubai Fitness Challenge spirit.
Tree surfing at Aventura Park
Reopened for the winter, this adventure zone at Mushrif Park features over 80 thrilling challenges for all ages. It stands out for its location in the midst of a Ghaf tree forest, with activities taking place both off the ground and between trees. Feeling brave? Scale climbing walls and take a leap of faith from the 25m Tarzan jump, while your little monkeys climb ropes and zip-line through the treetops. The park’s activities here are all interconnected and grouped around varying heights, so there are hours of fitness fun to be had for children and adults alike.
Aventura, Mushrif Park; +971 52 178 7616
Jump around at Bounce Dubai
If you’re looking for workouts that the whole family will love, book a play date at Bounce. The indoor trampoline park has its own X-Park obstacle course, which combines parkour moves with CrossFit for an unconventional workout for kids and adults. If that seems too intense, perfect signature air moves while bouncing around the free jumping space. It’s remarkably effective – just 30 minutes on a trampoline can burn around 200 calories.
Building #32, 4B Street, Al Quoz; +971 4 321 1400
Get your skates on at Dubai Ice Rink
Located inside the iconic The Dubai Mall, surprise the family by taking them ice-skating in the middle of the desert. It doesn’t matter how young or old the kids are, there’s something for every age and ability at this Olympic-sized rink. If you find yourself in the dancing spirit, book your time for the special Disco Sessions where you can boogie on ice to everything from R&B, hip hop, dance hall, dubstep, Arabic and world music. Who said exercise needs to be boring?
The Dubai Mall; +971 4 448 5111
Adventure world at Sky Zone
Work up a sweat at Ibn Battuta Mall’s new indoor activity park Sky Zone, which has everything you need to get little ones up and active. Children will love the 35,000 square-foot destination which is home to a full-blown Wipe Out zone, warrior courses, a climbing wall, a dodgeball court, a trampoline park, warped walls, a zip-line, a foam pit, and a dedicated area for toddlers. All you need is a pair of grip socks and you’re good to take on this action-packed maze of fun. Note that little ones need to be at least 110cm tall to enter the park.
Persia Court, Ibn Battuta Mall; +971 800 759 9663
Glide through the day at Roll DXB
Head down to the home-grown roller skating concept in Dubai, the perfect activity for the whole family to get involved in. Work up a sweat whilst gliding to the latest tracks and having fun in the process. Hit the floor during 90-minute open sessions, while beginners can take lessons. Gather the family and join in the action, as the skate park is open to all ages until 7pm - after which it’s for over 14s only.
rolldxb.com, 04 238 6206