Another new adventure is headed to Dubai with the Rush-A-Way Summer Challenge, set to physically and mentally test participating teams in a variety of ways.
Although the early bird registration has passed, teams can still sign up for the event, which will take place on Friday, August 10 at various stops across the emirate.
If you’ve never taken part in a Rush-A-Way challenge before, the premise is simple. Teams will explore Dubai by moving from one challenge to the next across the city until all seven are completed, with the top team earning the grand prize and bragging rights.
Each challenge will offer a different test, with aspects like teamwork, stamina, strategy, communication skills, quick thinking and speed required.
With it being summer and the heat ratcheted up, this edition will take place at indoor locations, meaning there’s nothing to sweat as you zoom through the challenge.
Form a team of three to four members by gathering friendly or family. All members must be at least 16 years old and at least one member must have a valid UAE driving license to travel from location to location.
Though the challenges won’t be revealed in advance, you can expect something along the lines of previous editions, which featured activities like go-karting, calisthenics, escape game, archery and more.
Teams will earn points based on how fast they complete each challenge, and those that don’t finish in the given time will receive a penalty. At the end, the team with the highest score at the finish line will earn the title and grand prize, worth Dh10,000.
The regular registration fee, which is available until July 31, is Dh630 for teams of three and Dh840 for teams of four. After that, the last minute registration will cost Dh660 for teams of three and Dh880 for teams of four.
Included in the fee is an international buffet lunch and gift vouchers.
If you think you and your team have what it takes to overcome the rest of the field and win the ultimate prize, sign up today and get ready to conquer seven unique challenges.
8:15-8:45: Reporting time
8:45-9:15: Challenge briefing
9:15: Challenge kick-off
15:00-15:30: Event finale and prizes
What: Rush-A-Way Summer Challenge
Where: Indoor locations across Dubai
When: Friday, August 10
Contact: Visit www.rushawayuae.com for more information and to register a team
City Football Schools are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a trip to see their heroes live in Manchester just by signing up to their summer football camps!
Each child that signs up for a full week of the summer camps will be entered into a prize draw to win a trip to Manchester, which includes flights, accommodation and a match ticket to watch the Premier League champions, Manchester City live next season. On top of that, you will also be the proud owner of a signed jersey from Pep Guardiola’s side.
For anyone wanting to win that fantastic prize needs to register for CFS’s summer camp which start from July 8. Built on the same philosophy and training programme of the Manchester City Academy back in England, CFS has gone from strength to strength in teaching the UAE’s stars of tomorrow and is now one of the top academies in the country.
Taking place at Zayed Sports City’s indoor facility throughout July, boys and girls aged between 6 and 12, will have a chance to improve their football skills and knowledge, live a healthy lifestyle, make friends and have lots of fun in a positive and friendly learning environment.
The camp will be overseen by CFS’s highly qualified coaches, who help players of all ages to build self-confidence and be part of a team. They are trained to highest Manchester City standards, allowing players to be creative and learn in a fun environment.
With CFS’s summer camps running for three weeks, parents can decide which dates to enrol their children. The first session will be held from July 8 to 12, with the second running from July 15 to 19. The third and final class of the month will be between July 22 to 26.
All classes are held from 08:30 to 14:30 with it costing Dh950 plus VAT per week. Children are also required to bring a packed lunch while there will be a full City Football Schools training kit to purchase for Dh150. This includes a shirt, shorts and socks.
What: City Football Schools’ summer camp
Where: Zayed Sports City
When: July 8 to 26
Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.cityfootballschools.com or email [email protected]
Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah will transform into an open-air workout arena with ‘Core Beats’, a free-to-attend, first-of-its-kind yoga and fitness concert in Dubai this Saturday.
The chilled yoga flow and energetic beach workouts, in collaboration with Palm Jumeirah-based yoga studio Yoga La Vie, will be set on the beach overlooking the waters of Palm Jumeirah. The Core Beats fitness concert will energise the evening with light installations, a live DJ, and an all-star yogi and fitness instructor line-up.
Participants will also get a 15 per cent discount on food and beverage at Ibn Al Bahr and Aji restaurants, to recharge post-workout sessions.
Yoga Beats is a music-inspired sunset Vinyasa Yoga Flow that focuses on breathing and movement. Guided by three of Dubai’s top yoga practitioners – Neha Duseja (@nehadesujayoga) leading and Simona Stanton (@simonastanton) and Lara Bogdanovic (@laraandyoga) on stage – attendees will experience powerful and hypnotic asanas that will keep them energised, mindful and connected with their inner self.
Fitness Beats is a 60-minute body weight, high-intensity interval training session that increases strength, muscle and cardio endurance, releases endorphins and can burn up to 1,000 calories per class and extra calories for up to 24 hours post workout.
Designed for fitness enthusiasts, the workouts are provided by four of Dubai’s fitness rock stars: Clifford Tindell (@inspiringmovement), Bradford Rahmlow (@rahmstagram), Jade Palmer (@jadeashleypalmer) and Nuno Fernandes (@nunocostafernandes).
Tindell, founder of Core Direction and manager of Yoga La Vie, said: “We are delighted to join Club Vista Mare to create a unique event that encourages a healthy and active lifestyle in an energetic atmosphere.
“Through Core Beats we seek to celebrate the great outdoors with innovative workouts that offer a creative change from a regular training regime.
“We offer a balance of intense workouts and serene yoga to offer a variety of exercises for all attendees and hope to inspire them in their journey to fitness and overall well-being.”
What: Core Beats beach yoga and fitness concert
Where: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
When: Saturday, June 30 with Yoga Beats from 18:00 and Fitness Beats from 19:30
Contact: Register through Yoga Beats and Fitness Beats Facebook pages or through the Core Direction app