THE GAME. Embrace the Outdoors


Winter is coming, and for us desert dwellers that means its finally time to get out of the AC and back into the great outdoors. It would seem that the whole of the UAE is celebrating the arrival of the the cooler months with a huge selection of active outdoor activities and events popping up this month to enough us to get outside. To make sure that you make the most of the amazing weather, Sand & Smoke have rounded up our top picks to get you out and moving this winter.


Set under the stars on the rooftop terrace of the iconic Emirates Towers, this is stunning 90 minute yoga experience not to be missed. Hosted by Talise Fitness and Urban Yoga on the first Monday of every month, the invigorating class adds provides a much needed respite from the everyday grind of city life. Led by some of Dubai’s best yoga instructors with some of the best views in the city, its the perfect way to enjoy the cooler weather while staying fit at the same time.
For more information contact Talise Fitness at Jumeirah Emirates Towers: Telephone: 04 3198660


The Warehouse outdoor gym at JBR is back, and from October 4th will start outdoor cycling classes at its Venice Beach style gym. With cranking tunes and high energy classes all set on one of the coolest beaches in Dubai it is one of the funnest ways to get out and get moving.
For more information contact Warehouse Gym 04 323 2323


Obstacle courses have taken over Dubai of late, and Talise Fitness has created a welcome addition to the fitness with a 4km sprint race held at Jumeriah Beach Hotel. Arguably the most beautiful obstacle course in Dubai, its a series of challenging yet fun obstacles held over sand and sea set against the beautiful backdrop of the Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah & Jumeirah Beach Hotel,
The next Sandstorm event is on October 16, contact Talise Fitness JBH for more information Phone: +97144068800


With the iconic Nike 10km #WERUNDXB event scheduled for November 13, now is the time to get back on that running track. To make this year be our fastest 10km yet, Nike are hosting a series of running clubs across the city. Led by world class Nike coaches with locations across Dubai Marina, Box Park and Zabeel Park there’s no excuse not to get out and get running.
For more information and to register visit:


Dubai based professional MMA fighter and former international karate gold medalist Rafat Shawe is launching his new kickboxing bootcamps in Dubai. Rafat’s kickboxing bootcamps blend boxing, martial arts and cardio kickboxing in a fantastic total body workout where most participants can expect to burn at least 600 calories. Cardio kickboxing bootcamps kick off on Sunday 11th October at Palm Park at Palm Jumeirah.
For more information contact + 971 55 3100896

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