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Dubai Fitness Challenge closes to a resounding success

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Nov. 23, 17 | 11:24 am

DUBAI: The first Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) recently came to a spectacular close, capping a month of the inaugural sports event that saw Dubai residents and visitors energised to clock in at least 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 straight days.

This global first, which launched on Oct. 20, 2017 with the aim of making Dubai the most active city in the world, closed with the last of its series of high-octane fitness carnivals at Dubai Festival City on Nov. 17-18, 2017.  The event capped off the month-long challenge with a spectacular celebration of the people’s individual and collective achievements with a stunning fireworks display sponsored by Al Zarooni Group.

With His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council, challenging the city to adopt the initiative and get active, DFC garnered overwhelming support and enthusiastic engagement from across government, public and private sector and the community of Dubai’s residents and visitors.

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