Our International City Series aren't just about the one day competition. They are a week long experience - seeing new cities, connecting with local communities and experiencing new fitness adventures with like minded people.
Here are the details you need to know for our Dubai Turf Games. We have been working hard over the past 12 months to really ramp up our Dubai experience and create something special - 2021 is going to be just that.
WHAT'S GOING ON & WHEN
Dubai Active Show - October 28th to 30th
Will be partnering with the Dubai Active Show to host 3 days of competition at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This event will include both an individual comp and a pairs comp. Click here for more information.
Mixed Team Event @ Max & Aegle - November 4th & 5th
We will be hosting our Mixed Teams event (teams of 5 - 3M/2F) at the incredible facilities at Max & Aegle. Click here for more information.
All the above events will be open to people of ALL fitness levels - from fitness competition and Turf rookies, all the way to seasoned competitive athletes.
We are hosting 3 Training Days at 3 incredible locations including on one of Dubai's iconic beaches. These are open to anyone to attend. See below for details:
Training Day 1, 1st Nov- Crossfit Alioth
Training Day 2, 2nd Nov - Beach Session
Training Day 3, 3rd Nov - Location TBC
WHERE WE'RE STAYING
The Turf Games team will be staying at Rove La Mer for the duration of the two weeks and the hotel has kindly offered a discount for rooms at this hotel for anyone heading to Dubai for the Turf Games events. We will add this code here very soon.
TRAVELLING FROM ABROAD
If you are interested in coming to Dubai and would like to know more about the Turf Games crew travel plans and where we will be staying please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and we will be happy to chat with you.
WHAT HAPPENS ON A TURF GAMES CITY SERIES TOUR?
Here is a little recap on what the Under Armour Turf Games crew got up to while in Dubai in March 2020 and a few of our favorite places.
WHERE TO WORKOUT
Dubai has a HUGE range of functional fitness gyms to get stuck in to while in town, both in and around the city and also on the northern beaches. Here are four of the best that hosted us for workouts.
ALIOTH - @crossfitalioth
The host of the very first Dubai Turf Games and also home to one of the biggest rigs you will ever see. This is an unreal place to train with a great community. Tell them Turf Games sent you, James and all the coaches will make sure you are looked after.
We opened the Dubai week with a session at Project DXB. This venue is outdoors and has all the fun stuff you need for a solid workout. Jack and Anna are amazing and will ensure you get a decent session in. Make sure you ask to complete the 40 story stair challenge ;)
Run by Craig Harriman, Base3 has all the toys from rigs, to bars to yokes and sleds. Craig put us through a pretty brutal cardio session with rowers, assault bikes and sled pushes.
WH Gym in Al Quoz is one of the coolest gyms we have been to. Globo gym machines and weights, mixed with an unreal functional fitness area and set up all with cool lighting and graffiti covered walls. We were lucky enough to have the WH Gym OG's host the session - Jesse Akister, Mike Pantz, Enrique Cerda and Lindsey Beard.
It wouldn't be a fitness week in Dubai without getting a beach workout in. We partnered with local functional fitness studio The Den and its founder, Michael Sole to put together an epic session on Umm Suqeim Beach for us. Sand runs, swimming, dballs and burpees made for an unreal session.
MAX & AEGLE - @maxandaegle
One of the biggest and best gyms in Dubai, Max & Aegle has unrivalled facilities including probably the best outdoor training set up you will come across. A brand new rig, artificial pitch, running tack and pool - and this is just what is outside - perfect for those cooler (October through to April months in Dubai) - get a tan while you sweat.
Inside is a playground of all the latest equipment from ergs to barbells to plates. While you are in Dubai, make sure you check out Max & Aegle
WHERE TO BRUNCH
If you like great breakfasts and even better coffee, Dubai will not disappoint. We managed to get to a few of the top spots during our stay
SINGLE FIN - @singlefindubai
CAFE RIDER - @caferidercustom
STOMPING GROUNDS - @stompinggroundsdxb
TOM & SERG - @_tom&serg_
A must when in Dubai is visiting one of the waterparks. We got the crew together and went to Atlantis Hotel on The Palm. This was definitely one of the highlights of the week. Fast slides, plenty of fun and a few cold drinks to end the day.
Dubai is really a city of adventure with so much to explore and see and do.
If you want to find out more about our International events from coming along as a volunteer, entering a team and competing, or sponsor level, please drop us a message on Instagram or email at email@example.com.