Staying fit on a budget in Dubai can be tough. Often, if you want to keep fit, it can cost a fortune. For instance, paying for a personal trainer could cost you a lot of money each month and eat away at your bank balance.
Thankfully, there are other ways to keep fit in Dubai that are far more affordable. Take our advice, you’ll stay fit, keep your body toned and you won’t need to worry about it eating into your budget. Let’s take a look at some of the best possibilities.
There are plenty of running tracks to take advantage of around Dubai including Jumeirah Beach. The beautiful 7km beach track starts at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and winds right up to Sunset Beach. A run to one end to the other and back again is around 14 km and a significant challenge that offers fantastic views.
Or, if you’d rather be running on grass, you could head to Safa Park. With a shorter running track or just 3.5km, you can enjoy a beautiful stretch of green dotted with gorgeous flowers in this iconic location. Here are some more beautiful places where you can take a daily run:
- Jumeirah Beach
- Al Ittihad Park: Palm Jumeirah
- Safa Park
- Dubai Marina
- Dubai Creek Park
- Zabeel Park
- Burj Park
- Pond Park al Barsha
- Mushrif Park Mirdif
- Mamzar Beach
Of course, it’s not all about exercise. If you want to stay fit, you need to make sure that you are eating healthily as well. So, how do you stay on a diet in Dubai?
Eating out? There are plenty of healthy restaurants around Dubai including the 77 Veggie boutique. This vegan cafe is more than affordable and - we’re not making this up - there’s a calorie count offered with every dish. Now you can easily watch your weight.
Or, why not try Kauai? With a Hawaiian aesthetic, it’s delightful to dine here, and the focus is on healthy eating. Grab a budget-priced sandwich stuffed with everything your body needs or just eat some rice with roasted veg. It’s easy to stay healthy in Dubai when you know where to look! Here are some others you could try:
- Just Salad
- The Fit Food Kitchen
- Urth by Nabz & G
- The Salad Jar
- Poke Poke
Are you looking for a way to escape the heat of the day? Why not go for a swim. Swimming is a great workout and benefits some key muscle groups in the body. Outdoors or indoors, there are lots of places to go for a dip in Dubai like the Madinat Jumeirah.
This is a brilliant place to head for a swim in a pool and work on those lengths. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and pleased that you didn’t need to spend a fortune to stay fit. Here are six beaches where it won't cost you anything to swim:
Head To The Gym
- Al Mamza
- Kite Beach
- Jumeirah Beach
- Umm Suqeim Park Beach
- Palace Beach
You might think that joining a gym in Dubai is going to be expensive, but it doesn’t to be. In fact, you can get fantastic vouchers online that will give you more than seventy percent off, ensuring that a family trip to your local exercise arena is affordable. We found six gyms you can try today which are affordable and have membership fees from 1300 Dhs to 2500 Dhs per annum.
Invest In Your Own Sports Equipment
- Target Gym
- V Fitness
- Fitness Factory
- Dubai Sports World
Or, if you want to work out from home, consider investing in some cheap, second-hand sports equipment. This can be purchased online, and for just a few hundred you’ll be able to get a full home gym set up ready for use.
As you can see then, there are lots of ways to stay fit on a budget in Dubai. Are you ready to get started?