Vaccinated Dubai Residents Can Now Enjoy FREE Access To Top Notch Gyms In The City

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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Dubai Sports Council launched the #EveryoneResponsibleForEveryone initiative, which gives vaccinated Dubai residents yet another advantage. Fitness freaks who are vaccinated can now head to the gym without paying a penny! Yes, you read that right. As part of the Sports Council’s new initiative, Dubai residents who are vaccinated can enjoy FREE access to a number of gyms between Monday, May 3 and Thursday, May 13. Read on to know the gyms offering this benefit. 

Also read: List Of All The Covid Vaccination Centres In UAE

Dubai residents who have had both doses of the vaccine can visit top gyms such as Gold’s Gym, Fitness First, The Warehouse, Fitness 360, The Sevens, Just Play, and Zabeel Ladies Club. Vaccinated residents visiting the gym must produce a Covid-19 vaccination certificate approved by the Ministry of Health and Prevention or the Dubai Health Authority.

The Dubai Sports Council said, “The pioneering initiative has been launched to encourage members of the community to embrace a physically active lifestyle, through proper guidance from some of fitness industry’s biggest names. The initiative also rewards all the members of the community who have received their full dose of Covid-19 vaccines.”

Unvaccinated UAE Residents Might Not Be Able To Enter Some Places & Obtain Some Services

In a recent briefing, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) said they are considering the possibility of imposing movement restrictions on non-vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated UAE residents could also soon face restrictions in accessing some services or entering certain places. Authorities have called on citizens and residents above the age of 16 to visit the nearest vaccination centre to get the jabs.

Also read: UAE-made Covid Vaccine ‘Hayat Vax’ Begins Production In The Country

The government will soon impose strict measures to restrict the movement of unvaccinated individuals and to implement preventive measures such as restricting entry to some places and having access to some services, to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

Individuals with medical conditions are recommended to see a specialist doctor in one of the medical centers approved by health authorities to determine whether vaccination is possible according to the health status of each person.

“Your hesitation today … puts your family, loved ones and community at risk. Receiving the vaccine will contribute to immunising and protecting the community from this pandemic,” said Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson of the NCEMA. More than 65 per cent of people in the UAE have received the COVID-19 vaccine so far, including over 74 per cent of the country’s elderly population.

According to a recent study conducted in Abu Dhabi, no deaths were reported among fully vaccinated residents who contracted Covid-19.


  • Research, science labs and of course nerdy glasses – that’s what my life was all about until I finally woke up to realise how much I loved food, travel and telling tales. A chai addict, a moody writer and mother to a smallie, my journey as a writer began with The Times of India. And now, here I am in Dubai pursuing my passion and exploring a new city, all in one go!