The Success of Fazzaa’s Dubai Fitness Challenge is One for the Books

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, started the Dubai Fitness Challenge last October. He sent out messages asking people to engage in 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days.

What better way to stay motivated and keep your active lifestyle going than participating in one of many different sporting events that Dubai hosts throughout the year. Get in on the action with all that's on within the sports calendar in the city: #Repost @dubaisc ・・・ ••• موظفو بلدية دبي، وشرطة دبي وإينوك يعبرون عن فرحتهم بالمشاركة بمسيرة دبي للمشي 24 ساعة، التي انطلقت صباح أمس الخميس وتمر بشاطئ جميرا، وبرج العرب، وقناة دبي المائية، ومراسي الخليج التجاري ••• Employees of Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police & Enoc express their joy for participating at #DXB24HRWalkathon, which commenced yesterday morning, passing by Jumeirah Beach, Burj Dubai, Dubai Canal & Marasi Business Bay ••• #Dubai #DubaiSC #DXB #DSC #UAE #Dubai_Sports_Pulse #DubaiSportsCouncil #Sports #MyDubai #دبي #دبي_نبض_الرياضة #مجلس_دبي_الرياضي #الإمارات #رياضة #DXB24HRWalkathon #Walk2Day4ADay @HuaweiArabia #FitnessByHuawei @aquafiname @havolinedeportivo @caltex_aus @enocofficial @pocariid @desertstallion0.0 @eppcolubricants @dubaipolicehq @dubaimunicipality

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Sheikh Fazza had a goal in mind, to have 100,000 residents participate in the challenge, however, it seems like the royal initiative garnered much more success than expected.

Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing issued a report that stated that the number of participants was over 700,000 residents, which is 600,000 more than expected.

‏On the successful completion of a hugely exciting and action-packed 30 days of the first ever city-wide fitness movement, the Dubai Fitness Challenge, a very special note of appreciation to the strong endorsement and incredible support from our key partners – thank you to all our partner gyms and venues and all their staff for making it happen. We look forward to continuing the journey together to becoming the most active city in the world! #Dubai30x30 ‏‎توّج #تحدي_دبي_للياقة البدنية والذي كان الأول من نوعه عالمياً بالنجاح الباهر. نتوجه بالشكر الخاص والتقدير لشركائنا الرئيسيين الذين قاموا بدعم الحملة من البداية، شكراً لجميع الصالات الرياضية وجميع موظفيهم، ونحن نتطلع إلى مواصلة الرحلة معاً لتصبح دبي المدينة الأكثر نشاطاً في العالم! Repost @ay.l

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“The DFC was undoubtedly one of the highlights of 2017 and has made a valuable contribution to making the city more active. Throughout the challenge, and especially at the events and carnivals across the city, we saw that participation came from all parts of Dubai’s population, regardless of age, gender, and background.” Stated Mattar Al Tayer, Vice-President of the Dubai Sports Council, to Khaleej Times.

WE SAID THIS: We love how this royal initiative changed the lives of a huge number of people.