3 Best Gyms in Dubai

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We cannot truly consider ourselves healthy without taking part in some form of regular exercise at a gym in Dubai. An active lifestyle should be a priority for anyone – it will lead to greater wellbeing and longevity and will bring about a plethora of physical and mental health benefits.

Some of these benefits include:

  1. Helping you to reach and/or maintain a healthy weight
  2. Giving you more energy
  3. Improving your mood
  4. Boosting cognitive function
  5. Improving your cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  6. Strengthening your immune system
  7. Maintaining healthy muscles
  8. Maintaining healthy bones
  9. Reducing your likelihood of suffering from many chronic diseases, including:
    • heart disease,
    • obesity, and
    • type 2 diabetes
  10. Easing symptoms of stress and depression
  11. Improving your mobility


Please note that these represent just a small selection of the main benefits. An exhaustive list would go on for several pages!

If you want to make the most of these benefits, then you need to put your fitness first. The easiest, safest way to do this is to join your local gym in Dubai. Gyms are usually friendly environments, with all the space and kit you need to get a good workout in, with classes and gym-floor trainers on hand to guide you and show you the ropes. They will supply you with their expertise, a good degree of accountability, and a full class list will give variety and a fantastic social setting, all whilst keeping you safe and, hopefully, comfortable.

If you’re looking for a good, local Dubai gym, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve put together a shortlist of three of the best gyms the city has to offer. Each one combines quality with economy and pedigree, giving you some of the best equipment and expertise in the industry for a price tag that won’t make your eyes water.


The three best gyms in Dubai

We’ve looked through all the gyms in Dubai and extensively tried out the local fitness scene. From all of this, we’ve found what we think are the three best gyms in Dubai, each one worth looking into today.

  1. GymNation

GymNation is Dubai’s most affordable and flexible gym group. Their gym memberships start at just AED99 per month and come with no-contract-cancel-anytime membership options. Their gyms are welcoming spaces where a policy of no-judgments is actively sought out and created.

GymNation are passionate about supporting everyone, from absolute beginners to advanced athletes, as they work towards their health and fitness goals. This is why they keep their memberships affordable and their customers in control, and why they keep their venues friendly and welcoming. 

GymNation also offers over 200 free classes per month and boasts a separate ladies-only gym and studio. They are open 24/7 and, to top it off, you can also choose to work out via the on-demand virtual-reality classes.

There is a particularly good GymNation in BurJuman, offering you everything above in one of the handiest spots in town. Get down there today to have a look for yourself.


  1. Gold’s Gym

UAE is lucky enough to play host to a few legends of the gym scene, the world’s bigger players. Amongst these, there are few with such a legend behind them as Gold’s Gym. Gold’s Gym Dubai and Gold’s Gym Abu Dhabi make for some genuinely amazing places to train.

Gold’s Gyms’s particular focus in Dubai has significantly boosted and nurtured local gym culture over the last decade or so. It contributes greatly to Dubai’s reputation as the hub of the UAE fitness scene.

Gold’s Gym Dubai branches offer all the latest in cardio and strength training apparatus, alongside a full, mixed schedule of fitness classes with everything from yoga to spin, martial arts, strength and endurance training to Pilates.

While offering excellent facilities, Gold’s Gym is also considered one of the most affordable gyms in Dubai, especially if you sign up to their annual membership. Their venues are located throughout the city in many residential areas.


  1. Warehouse Gym

Warehouse Gym Dubai is a good place to go for those who like to work out in style. Where some gyms may be drab, focussing more on function than form, Warehouse Gyms seek to change things up a fair amount, offering more than simple machines and stark brickwork walls.

Famed for its CrossFit classes, the gym also hosts boxing workouts, spinning classes, PT sessions, and weightlifting stations. As the name suggests, you’ll be working out in a warehouse, complete with neon lights, graffiti, and wall art that adds a fun, urban vibe to the space. They have introduced colour, art and music to the plain gym aesthetic – it creates the kind of buzz you might usually find in a nightclub

With this in mind, they’ve kitted their gym out just like a nightclub, with live DJs and nightclub lighting working together to create a bold statement on what it means to be a modern gym. They have fixed containers inside the gym ‘to use the language of material’ and decorated everything with graffiti to give the gym a tough, urban feel.