Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the UAE has quite a few scenic spots and some breath-taking natural beauty. With the onset of such a wonderful weather, we teamed up with some inspiring personalities in the UAE in order to make full use of this season – by challenging the great outdoors.
Miguel Fragoso is a part of the Asics Front Runner team – The world’s leading running team that seeks to inspire people through movement. You will also find him at fitness events across the UAE, one of them being the Desert Warrior Challenge. For the Outdoor campaign, he chose to bike through the Jabal Jais cycling trail. Empty landscape, just you and your bicycle – it was indescribable sensation. Something of a must-do in these winter days.
Looks can be deceiving and this is especially true for Anika Morjaria. This adventurous soul is a personal trainer and a Precision Nutrition practitioner. Her fitness level is amazing to say the least; 53 minutes of hiking across the barren landscape of Jabal Jais, Ras Al Khaimah was a cinch and she completed it all with a smile on her face.
In the wee hours of the morning, we took a trip with Baraa El Sabbagh to explore the Dhayah Fort in Ras Al Khaimah. Baraa is a sports nutritionist and PT with clients across the emirates. Though the idea of travelling at such an hour to the remote side of RAK might sound a bit outrageous, the scenery was absolutely worth all the effort. Mark us for another in the coming weeks.
An avid trail runner, Amin is an outdoor ultra-athlete, certified Ironman coach and adventure filmmaker. We put Amin to the test in the harsh conditions of Jabal Jais, Ras Al Khaimah. Unsurprisingly he persevered all through the challenge till the finish line, where we had a hard time just keeping up with him. And what’s more, he was enjoying every bit of it!
That sure was inspiring. These were just few of the stories from the many. More and more people have been sharing their adventures with us. When will you share yours?
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