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Rise of the Social Sports Scene in Dubai

By Hussein Zohair
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

Dubai is slowly booming into a sports hub for fitness enthusiasts and that has brought a rise in the social-sports scene as working out with other people (that you know or don’t know, yet) is also now considered as going out. With the rise of the social sports scene in Dubai, we thought to shed some light on 5 social sports that you could invest your time and fitness in:

1. Team Sports

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Football, basketball, volleyball – as children, we’ve all played most of these sports for fun with friends and sometimes even friends of friends. Today, people still take time out from their busy schedules to play a few games of football or throw some hoops in basketball with their friends or colleagues – sometimes to compete and sometimes just for fun, but the end result is always the same; fitness. Get fit as you run through defences with agility and speed as you wear the adidas Ace 17.1 Primeknit Firm Ground Football Boot.

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2. Studio Classes

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Gyms as a sports scene in Dubai, for a long time, were restricted to being known as a place to lose weight by running on treadmills and cycling to bulking up with weights and machines. Overtime, it has shed that title by adding classes such as Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat and other team based exercises. With a classroom full of people looking to reach their fitness goals, not only is your adrenaline at an all-time high, but so is your motivation – mostly thanks to the trainers who keep pushing you as a group towards your fitness goals and the Reebok Studio Favourites Midnight Ink Leggings.

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3. Fitness Buddy Workouts

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If working out in a class with multiple people isn’t your thing, then you could double up with a friend and workout together. Pretty high on the social sports scene in Dubai is friends and couples working out as a duo, be it through team training, weight lifting or the trending High Intensity Interval Workouts. Get a good laugh, talk about your favourite restaurants, discuss theories for your favourite TV shows and burn some fat while wearing the Nike Free TR Focus Flyknit Shoe.

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4. Boxing Class

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Basic workouts are getting boring for many as working out alone on a fixed routine is not for everyone – some crave something more exciting. Enter boxing classes, where you not only burn fat but also learn how to burn others with the Everlast MMA Pro Style Everdri Grappling Gloves when they try to burn you. Sparring with friends and trainers helps to not only improve your techniques but also acts as a major stress buster as you spar whilst interacting with others.

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5. Water Sports

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From surfing and wake boarding to scuba diving and snorkelling, water sports has always been one of the most ultimate social sports. Meet new people, or face new adventures with the people you love as you enjoy the blue waters of the Arabian Sea and work towards your fitness goals in the process. Fit right in with the Rip Curl Mirage Distort Surfing Broadshorts and hit the beach for some fit and fun in the water.

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The social sports scene in Dubai has never looked better and now is no better time to jump in on the bandwagon and reap the benefits of this fitness revolution. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest in sportswear, sports news and sports trends.

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