Video: UAE foreign minister takes up Dubai Fitness Challenge

The opening week of the fitness challenge was a huge success


The 30-day Dubai Fitness Challenge which kick-started on October 20 has captivated Dubai government officials, residents and visitors alike.

And, the latest government official to be smitten by the fitness fever is Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation! A video of the Dubai minister sweating it out on a spinning bike at a gym was uploaded on YouTube by the ministry on Sunday.

The Dubai minister also thanked Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, for launching the initiative and encouraging Dubai residents to stay fit and active.

The opening week of the fitness challenge, which runs from October 20 to November 18, was a huge success which witnessed more than 25,000 fitness enthusiasts trying over 40 different sports and group exercises at the Safa Park on Friday. The two-hour Yogathon, hosted by YogaFest Dubai, was also a hit drawing more than 1,000 Yoga enthusiasts.

Some of the sports included American football, basketball, boxing, cricket, golf, plyo box vertical jump, strength training, suspension training, touch rugby and volleyball. More info

By web report