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Dubai Duty Free Takes on Dubai Fitness Challenge 30x30
(2 November 2017)

 

Dubai Duty Free has accepted the Dubai Fitness Challenge and will host some of its special fitness events in the coming three weeks, resonating with the challenge issued by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government in early October. Committing to make the emirate “the most active city” in the world, the Dubai Fitness Challenge was initiated to encourage citywide residents to participate in various fitness activities for 30 minutes for 30 days.

Commenting on the initiative, Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin said, “Dubai Duty Free has always been extremely active in sports and have had our own Sports & Social Club since 1986. It is great to see so many of our staff signed up to participate in this great programme, dedicating 30 minutes of their time for 30 days in various fitness activities.”

The first Dubai Duty Free corporate activity to kick off this weekend is a beach run on the 4th November on Jumeirah public beach. To be led by the Executive Vice President for Corporate Services, Salah Tahlak, the 7.5 km run will start from Burj Al Arab jogging path at 8 in the morning. Hundreds of staff from across the company will run together. It is a chance to show a thriving and active attitude from Dubai Duty Free.

In addition to the beach run, there will also be a Zumba class to be conducted by a licensed Zumba Fitness Trainer on 10th November at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, a Cycling event in the Marina Area on 11th November to be headed by Nic Bruwer, Executive Vice President-Commercial. An Iyengar Yoga class to be led by Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi and his wife Alpana on 18th November will take place in the Ballroom of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.

Dubai Duty Free has always advocated a healthy and active lifestyle to its employees. And it’s Sports and Social Club is an active and successful group which excels in major sporting tournaments including basketball, football, bowling, cricket and volleyball throughout year. A fully equipped gym is located in the Dubai Duty Free Sports Zone in the Head Office in Umm Ramool as well as in the staff residence buildings in Discovery Garden.

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