FREE Fitness and Exercise Classes

Last Updated : November 2018

Want to start training but don’t know what you like? Don’t have much cash to splash on training but you want to work out? Want to meet new people and train in different places across Dubai?

This post is for you! I’m constantly searching for new ways of training and lots of FREE options are available if you know where to look! Here’s my listing of places where you can train for FREE* in Dubai.

It’s not just about training, all of the activities listed here are community based with a focus on building a fitter and healthier community in Dubai.

*some of the running clubs have minimal annual membership fees but training sessions/events are free to attend


Adidas Runners ClubWomen’s RunKite BeachSundayRunning
Adidas Runners ClubSunrise YogaCalisthenics ParkMondayYoga
Adidas Runners ClubSpeed SessionsDubai MarinaWednesdayRunning
At the ParkCross TrainingBarsha ParkTuesdayCross Training
At the ParkOCR (Obstacle Course Running)Calisthencs ParkSaturdayRunning/Obstacles
At the ParkOCR (Obstacle Course Strength)Calisthencs ParkSaturdayStrength/Obstacles
Creek HashMEN ONLY – VariousVariousWednesdayRunning
Dubai Creek StridersRunning Club – various activitiesVariousFridayRunning
Kite KillersKitekillers BootcampKite
Nike Running ClubRunning Club – various activitiesVariousVariousRunning
Reebok Run Club (Urban Energy Fitness)Running Club – various activitiesVariousVariousRunning
Desert Hash HarriersVariousVariousSundaysRunning
Dubai Road RunnersRunningSafa parkSaturdayRunning
Dubai Road RunnersRunningBarsha ParkSundayRunning
Dubai Road RunnersRunningBarsha ParkTuesdayRunning
Abras *Track TrainingGEMS Dubai American AcademyMondayRunning
Abras *Running TrainingMeadows, Umm Sequiem Park, AutodromeWednesdayRunning
Abras *Long RunVarious – checkFriday amRunning

Find Your Community!

Based on my experience, training is always more fun and invigorating when you do it with others. So here’s ways to find out more and make new friends plus get fit at the same time!


If you’re looking to join a sports focused community then check out HopaSports who provide a listing of various groups and events


There’s a wide range of different MeetUps taking place across Dubai. Far too many for me to list here. Some are FREE some are minimal costs and some connect you to a Fitness Community that perhaps you didn’t know existed. Sign up to find your community >> HERE


Whatever you do, stay hydrated and have fun!

2018 ~ Dubai Fitness Challenge ~ 30×30

The Dubai Fitness Challenge is back for a second year so mark your calenders for a busy 30 days!

When : 26th October – 24th November 


Fitness Villages

This year there will be five fitness villages hosting a variety of different activities. Locations:

  • Al Khawaneej (cycling)
  • DIFC
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Kite Beach 
  • DMCC (JLT)


There are also two Carnivals – an opening one at Dubai Festival City and a closing one at Burj Park

City Wide Events

More than 40 events are planned across Dubai

Check out the Dubai Fitness Challenge website and download their app for more details.

Everything is FREE to attend and bound to be FUN! #Dubai30x30

Have I missed anything?