Kids can become Little Gladiators at fitness centre for youngsters in Palm Jumeirah

Children aged three to 14 can stay active across the 7,400 square feet facility located at Golden Mile Galleria Mall.

Jay Asser
by Jay Asser
19th August 2017

article:19th August 2017

Make a splash: At Little Gladiators.
Make a splash: At Little Gladiators.

Becoming a warrior in the gym shouldn’t be limited to adults, which is why Little Gladiators have opened their doors to promote a healthy lifestyle for UAE kids.

Self-proclaimed as Dubai’s first kid’s fitness centre, Little Gladiators is inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has prioritised reducing child obesity in the nation.

Located at the Golden Mile Galleria Mall on Palm Jumeirah, Little Gladiators covers 7,400 square feet and has everything kids aged three to 14 could want to run, jump and climb.

The facility includes a swimming pool with highly-qualified instructors leading lessons, a kids’ spa, kids’a hammam, kids’ yoga, kids’ cardio, kickboxing, tree climbing, interactive wall climbing, gymnastics and virtual sports gaming.

In addition, Little Gladiators hosts pool parties for birthdays and other special occasions, while offering private family swimming lessons and aerobics for mothers, taught by strictly female instructors.

Little Gladiators co-founder Javed Gani said: “When we moved to Dubai a year ago we were looking for a business idea to launch in the emirate. We looked at many options but it was Sheikh Mohammed’s work to improve the health of the nation that really captured our attention.

“We used this as a springboard to create a place for affordable family fun that is also another first for the emirate of Dubai, while also tackling one of the decade’s most pressing health problems.” Javed added: “Sheikh Mohammed is always reminding people about the importance of health but nobody had taken this advice and created a business to support these goals. Once we identified this gap in the market we couldn’t wait to get started on this original and unique idea. This is the first time a facility dedicated to children’s fitness has opened in the UAE with this range of activities and sports.”

Two others fitness centres are planned for the emirate in the coming months, but for now the Palm Jumeirah location has an annual membership costing Dh999 per child, which includes unlimited visits.

What: Little Gladiators
Where: Golden Mile Galleria Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
When: Open daily from 10:00 to 20:00
Contact: Visit for more information