Best outdoor workout spots in Dubai

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Published: September 19, 2019

Living in Dubai comes with some amazing advantages. One of those is the excellent weather. So why not take advantage of it? You should spend as much time outside as possible! Moreover, this is an excellent opportunity to work on your health. You can get a three-in-one deal of enjoying the city, getting some sun, and working out at the same time by visiting (and utilizing) some of the best outdoor workout spots in Dubai. Go alone, with a friend or a partner; try a new HIIT workout, break in your new running shoes or swim in the crystal-clear water against the backdrop of one of the most famous cityscapes in the world. The possibilities are endless if you just know where to find them!

Girl standing on Dubai beach.
Discover a new side of Dubai by working out outside!

Discover the best outdoor workout spots in Dubai!

Whether you are a dedicated fitness fanatic or just an occasional runner, everyone needs a little extra motivation to go work out sometimes. The prospect of doing your training somewhere picturesque and beautiful can be that extra push you’re looking for. In Dubai, there’s no shortage of stunning places to drag you out of the house and inspire you. And these spots are so diverse that you can plan just about any kind of workout outside in Dubai! Whether you prefer to work with a fitness instructor Dubai or on your own, with a partner or alone, using equipment or without it, you’ll surely find a place conducive to it somewhere.

Check out the Warehouse Beach Gym

Is there anything better than an open-air gym with all the equipment you need right there on the beach? We don’t think so! And that is exactly what you get at The Warehouse Beach in JBR. Inspired by the famous Muscle Beach in Los Angeles, this outdoor set up by Warehouse gym is perfect for anyone who wants to work out while admiring the view of the beach. The gym includes:

  • a cross-fit rig for everything from pull-ups and rope climbs to squats
  • spinning bikes and rowers, and
  • weight-training equipment,

just like any indoors gym. You can use the equipment by yourself or join one of the many group classes organized daily. And when you finish your workout, the beach is right there. Why not go for a relaxing swim in the ocean?

Fairmont the Palm can be one of the best outdoor workout spots in Dubai

Fairmont the Palm is one of the most famous and luxurious hotels in Dubai. So we bet that you never thought of it as a place to work out! But it absolutely can be. In addition to an excellent indoor gym for hotel guests, Fairmont the Palm has an outdoor pool where you can join AquaSpin classes. This is a full-body workout you won’t find even on the best workout apps! Essentially a spinning class in water, AquaSpin is surprisingly hard work. But on the bright side, you will get to enjoy the amazing view of the stunning Dubai Marina skyline. Now, if that doesn’t inspire you, what will?

View from Fairmont the Palm.
Work out and enjoy the view at Fairmont the Palm.

The high-end location, however, comes at a cost. You can expect to pay AED 85 per class. But we promise it’s worth it!

Go running at the Palm Jumeirah Park

One of the simplest ways to take advantage of Dubai’s best workout spots outdoors is to go running. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to get a good workout in and enjoy the city both. Of course, you can go running just about anywhere in the city. But there are certain places you just must visit if you are, for example, preparing for a marathon in Dubai. Palm Jumeirah Park is one of those. It has a designated running track 2.7km long that you can utilize to your heart’s content. Along the way, you will get to enjoy some incredible views as well as pass the Fairmont Hotel and the Trump Tower Station. But that’s not all! Workout equipment is placed in places along the track so that you can add some variation to your routine.

We recommend visiting the area in the early mornings as the park is very popular with families and children which can cause it to get a bit crowded, loud and busy during the day. For some, this makes focusing on the training harder.

Umm Suqeim Park is one of the most beautiful outdoor workout spots in Dubai

Another park that makes it on the list of best outdoor workout spots in Dubai is Umm Suqeim Park. With lush greenery and a stunning public beach, this park is often recommended even as a tourist attraction. But it is also an excellent place to work out! If you want to run in a beautiful place, the jogging track at Umm Suquiem Park is a great location. You can also find wonderful spots to spread out your yoga mat for a while and exercise body and mind both. Finally, the beach makes this an excellent spot for swimmers too. So there’s really something for everyone.

Woman doing yoga outside.
Parks can be excellent locations for doing yoga.

Many of the parks have outdoor gyms which are some of the best workout spots in Dubai

There’s a reason why two separate parks make it on the list of Dubai’s best outdoor workout spots. Public parks litter the entire city and can be beautiful oases of peace, tranquility, and relaxation in this busy metropole. But many of them also include outdoor gyms and workout spots! This is a great way to keep yourself fit and healthy while saving money or just enjoy a workout with a view. Take your partner out for a romantic training session for two at sunset, run towards the rising sun before work or do some yoga in the shade of the palm trees – the possibilities are endless!

Start your workout in one of these amazing workout spots in Dubai today!

Working out in these awesome outdoor workout spots in Dubai can be an excellent way to get fit, stay in shape and enjoy the city all at the same time. So why don’t you check one of them out today? Let us know which one is your favorite!

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