UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc maintains Giro d'Italia overall lead after Stage 13

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Team UAE Emirates' Jan Polanc.

UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc maintained his overall lead after a chaotic 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday.

Polanc crossed the line in 15th position behind stage winner Ilnur Zakarin of Katusha Alpecin. However his effort over the 196km route ensured Polanc carries the leader’s jersey into Saturday’s stage.

With 20kms to go Polanc’s group – containing the race favourites – waited to see who would be first to set off. As the climb unfolded more splits in the group appeared and  Valerio Conti lost contact with team-mate Polanc, leaving UAE Team Emirates’ leader to fight without support.

In the final five km, Polanc found himself isolated from many of the GC contenders. But he used his wealth of experience to ride at this own pace and cross the summit finish line with a lead of 2:25” over his closest GC rival, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma).

Commenting the stage, Slovenia’s Polanc said: “I’m really happy with today. I knew it was going to be a really hard stage. After the big effort yesterday I felt really tired for the first part of the stage, but by the end everyone was suffering. I kept pushing and I was able to defend the pink jersey.”

Stage 14 will be another brutal day in the saddle as the peloton takes on a 131km route from Saint Vincent to Courmayeur with four classified climbs and a summit finish 1,293m above sea level.

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Over one thousand participants compete in third annual NAS Night Challenge

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Success: The third-ever NAS Night Challenge

Over one thousand participants turned out for this year’s NAS Night Challenge – Dubai’s only nighttime obstacle course.

Participation levels were at an all time high on both nights, with 960 participants and 600 spectators at the team event on the opening night, and 1,300 participants along with 700 spectators at the individual event the following week. In a special appearance Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubaiand Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, headed down to the Nad Al Sheba Complex to check out the course before the events kicked off.

The quickest time on the clock was from Mohammed Mira, who made it around in the male pro heat in just 22 minutes. The 4km course was jam-packed with obstacles, featuring a brand-new tightrope, three dips under ice-cold water and challenging monkey bars. Participants were cheered on by family and friends as music played into the early hours, creating a party atmosphere.

Participants over the age of 16 chose to compete in various categories including Male Individual, Female Individual, 4km Open Individual, Male Team, Female Team, Mixed Team and 4km Team Individual.

The event, now in its third year, offered more prize money than ever before, with the male, female and team professional heats being in with a shout of winning part of the AED144,000 prize money.

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Sport 360's ultimate guide to Dubai's health clubs (2019)

Nick Watkins 12/05/2019
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Top notch: The UAE's best health clubs

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

Whether your leisure time is action packed or more relaxed, the world of Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana includes temptations for any interest, all seasons. Conveniently located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the 5-star family resort, is overlooking the breath-taking turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea and the Presidential Palace.

Amazingly rewarding leisure time … 200 meters of sandy beach sweeping around the lagoon and one of the biggest temperature-controlled outdoor hotel pools in the region, secluded kids pool, extensive outdoor and indoor facilities able to provide superb sport and relaxation options… are just few of the many highlights of the Beach Club at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana.

The Beach Club, welcomes you with a state-of-the-art Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Center where professional trainers are at your service and group exercise rooms are available for various fitness classes for all ages and genders. Spacious changing rooms, lockers and wet area with jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms are available too.

In addition, it features tennis and squash courts, kids playground and Flipper’s Kids Club with various camps organised throughout the year. Located on the second level at The Beach Club and providing a relaxing and rejuvenating environment, the Wellness and Massage features 6 treatment suites and 2 comfortable sea view relaxation rooms offering personalised programmes and packages.

Where: The Beach Club, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana
Tel: +971(0)2 6570182
Email: [email protected]

FitRepublik

FitRepublik is a full range state-of-the-art fitness center in the heart of Dubai Sports City. FitRepublik offers a wide range of activities in its facilities that suit people of all ages and interests. Their range of facilities include strength & conditioning facilities (CrossFit, studio classes, boot camp, Yoga, Zumba), mixed martial arts (MMA) facilities, gymnastics facilities and swimming among others.

Activities for children and adults are on offer including more than 350 classes a week which cover their many disciplines. FitRepublik employs world class athletes, including several former Olympians and national champions from across the globe.

Location: The Academies, Dubai Sports City, next to ICC Academy.
Tel: 04 5561800.
Email: [email protected]

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort Health Club offers an all-in-one package for all wellness enthusiasts. Health club members enjoy state-of-the-art equipment at the Sheraton Fitness, squash courts, temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pool for the adults and kids, and private beach access together with discounted services in Armonia Spa and great deals in food and beverage. Private beach facing the Arabian Sea. Two indoor glass squash courts. Fully equipped Sheraton Fitness. Sauna and steam room for ladies and gents. Kids Club (4-12 years old). Outdoor swimming pool (temperature controlled). Covered children’s pool, beach volleyball, mini football pitch and table tennis.

50% discount for members + 1 Guest on food & beverage. For more than 1 guest and up to 8 guests per bill the discount is 30%. 25% discount on water sports, Kacy Salon: 30% off on Hair Treatments and 50% of on nail treatments • 20% discount on Armonia Spa • 4 complimentary vouchers per year plus 6 vouchers with 50% off for pool & beach access on any 12 months new membership or renewal. Membership starts at AED 3,500 (singles, couples, family membership and special rates for kids). Non-health club members may also available of our daily pool and beach access: Weekdays adults AED 140.00 & nanny/child AED 90.00 (From 5-16 years). Weekends adults AED 200.00 & nanny/child AED 120.00.

Tel: 971 4 315 3854.
Email: [email protected]

Club Marquis

Situated at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Club Marquis is your one stop destination for all your fitness and wellness needs. Enjoy a 5-star health club offering state-of-the-art strength training, cardio and functional equipment along with personalized fitness assessments and yoga classes from qualified instructors.

Timings: Open daily 7am to 10pm.

Tel: 04 414 6754.

Exhale Gym and Spa – Ramada Jumeirah Hotel

In the ever busier daily life of Dubai it is harder and harder to find a quiet retreat – especially at a reasonable price. That’s why it makes a discovery like the Exhale Gym & Spa at the Ramada Jumeirah such a pleasant surprise. The outstanding team offer a menu of enticing treatments including the Thai Asian Blend Massage and the Oriental Massage, and afterwards a superb spa, steam room and sauna to complete your journey into wellness.

The Asian Wellness massage is a thorough massage perfectly designed to revitalise tired bodies. The hot stone massage is more focused on relaxation and easing stiffness and increasing circulation – and leaves you completely uplifted by the experience. After the treatments enjoy the heated pool with spacious pool deck and bar or the well appointed gym with the latest workout equipment.

With all these benefits on offer it’s clear you should make Exhale your point of quiet stillness in the buzzing activity of Dubai life.

Tel: 04 702 7000
Email: [email protected]

Westin Workout Fitness Studio, The Westin Dubai

As the weather gets hot, we are excited to announce the opening of our temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pools as the latest addition to this Wellness destination – The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City.

To mark this special occasion, we are offering the first 50 applicants, 50 per cent off annual membership at Westin Workout Fitness Studio when signing up. Enjoy a number of benefits including access to the outdoor swimming pools and The Westin Family Kids Club as well as discounts on individual spa treatments as a member.

Elevate energy levels at the state-of-the-art Westin Workout Fitness Studio or de-stress and feel well in the dedicated yoga studio. Steam room, sauna, hot tubs and speciality showers ensure a variety of options for total relaxation.

Tel: 044373300
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @HeavenlySpaAHC
Instagram: @HeavenlySpa_AHC!

Natural Elements Spa & Fitness, Le Méridien Dubai

(Therapeutic Head Massage) Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment using warm herbal oil, that has been practiced in India for thousands of years part of the health care practice of Ancient Indians. The head massage focuses on your head, neck and shoulders. It relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia. Open Daily 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Tel: 971 4 7022550
Website: www.naturalelementsdubai.com

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

Whether your leisure time is action packed or more relaxed, the world of Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana includes temptations for any interest, all seasons. Conveniently located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the 5 star family resort, is overlooking the breath-taking turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea and the Presidential Palace.

Amazingly rewarding leisure time … 200 meters of sandy beach sweeping around the lagoon and one of the biggest temperature controlled outdoor hotel pools in the region, secluded kids pool, extensive outdoor and indoor facilities able to provide superb sport and relaxation options… are just few of the many highlights of the Beach Club at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana. The Beach Club, welcomes you with a state-of-the-art Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Center where professional trainers are at your service and group exercise rooms are available for various fitness classes for all ages and genders. Spacious changing rooms, lockers and wet area with jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms are available too.

In addition, it features tennis and squash courts, kids playground and Flipper’s Kids Club with various camps organised throughout the year. Located on the second level at The Beach Club and providing a relaxing and rejuvenating environment, the Wellness and Massage features 6 treatment suites and 2 comfortable sea view relaxation rooms offering personalised programmes and packages.

Location: The Beach Club, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana
Tel: +971(0)2 6570182
Email: [email protected]

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