The Best Dubai-based Instagram Accounts All Fitness Lovers Should Follow

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5 August 2017

The fitness community in Dubai has been growing rapidly, and with its growth, more Instagram accounts are appearing promoting things like sports, health, wellness and nutrition. For some incredible action shots and serious #fitinspo, fitness-lovers from all over the world should already be following these Dubai-based Instagram accounts.


Sheikh Hamdam bin Mohammed Al Maktoum is the Crown Prince of Dubai. Besides being one of the most well-known and respected men in the city, the Sheikh is recognized for his love for adventure and fitness. Follow the Sheikh to keep up with him doing anything from diving, obstacle races, cycling and a lot more. The Sheikh also shares incredible photography of his travels and animals, specially horses.

☝🏼 breath… better make it count! #diving #spearfishing 4.5.2017

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This yogi has become well known worldwide for being the author of the e-book, #LETSSTARTYOGA. Jessica Olie has made yoga accessible to all and taught aspiring yogis everywhere how to backbend and do the splits. Jessica has also been featured on the cover of Women’s Health Middle East, establishing herself as a yoga household name in Dubai. Instagram users can watch Jessica flow and share her personal life with her followers via her account.


Amal may be little, but she’s amounting to great things. This Emirate fitness influencer is known for her crazy parkour moves. The inspiring all-women’s parkour instructor is also a Nike Woman, being an ambassador for the brand in the region. Most of her Instagram posts are videos of her jaw-dropping parkour moves, flying from wall to wall and motivating Emirati, as well as all other women to be active and dare to dream.


For anyone who wants to spend hours scrolling through Instagram in total awe as to what the human body can do – they should definitely be following Pole Fit Dubai. This Dubai-based fitness studio is widely known for pole and aerial art classes. Their Instagram account features their incredibly flexible instructors and members flying around the room on poles, hoops or silks. Talk about defying gravity!


For all the land mermaids and mermen out there, Surf House Dubai is the dream location. By following the account, Instagram users can keep up with all the latest in the surfing community of Dubai. This is also a great account too look at incredible stand up paddle shots in front of the Burj Al Arab, one of Dubai’s most popular attractions. For all things sea water related – Surf House Dubai is the perfect account to follow.


The former Editor And Chief of Women’s Health Middle East, turned fitness influencer, Yi-Hwa shares her manic workout routine with her followers via her Instagram account. This energetic Dubai-grown fitness fanatic does anything from yoga, to boxing, to parkour and is sure to keep her followers entertained with her lastest workouts. For those looking for further fitness and life inspiration, they can follow her blog, Into The Ether, for articles on workouts, nutrition and more.


Nadine brings a bubbly personality to high intensity fitness. With bright photography illustrating her fitness routine and travels, Nadine has made waves on social media, being awarded Personality of the Year by Ahlan Magazine and the Social Media Star Award by Stylist Magazine. She has also graced the cover of seven different publications, including Women’s Health Middle East. Nadine will take her followers thorough her fitness adventures all over the world.


GuavaPass has established itself as the biggest fitness community of its kind in the Middle East. The fitness app gathers over 80 studios in a single membership and uses its Instagram account as a way of promoting all the latest trends in the world of group workout classes. People should follow GuavaPass to find out about the best fitness studios and events in Dubai – anything from yoga to CrossFit and everything in between. This is a great account for those who find fitness fun and want to be updated on the latest trends.


For those who love fitness just as much as they love food, dubaifitfoodie’s Instagram account is a must-follow. Gbemi is the woman behind the blog, Dubai Fit Foodie, where she promotes health and wellness through fitness and a balanced diet. This beauty customarily shares her delicious and healthy meals with her followers, as well as her high intensity workouts. Her Instagram page has a lot of personality and is full of funny motivation quotes.

Fit. Fast. Fierce. @sunsandsports #ShowThemYou

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Rob Donker is a Dubai based personal trainer who has become an Instagram personality in the city. Rob is known for presenting seminars, taking some killer shots and sharing some of his workout routines on social media. The fitness influencer is also a nutritionist, so he can speak with authority on all things nutrition and fitness. He also has a career in bodybuilding, Rob has won two categories at the Middle East’s natural bodybuilding competition (INBA). Rob has his own website, where he writes what he calls “ManBlogs”.


This active influencer is also a fitness blogger, teaching people how to have a guilt-free lifestyle while still keeping healthy. Carly is the face behind both the blog and Instagram account, Lean Living Girl, sharing workout secrets, recipes and more. On her Instagram, Carly shares pictures of delicious yet healthy meals, travels around the world and workout action shots. Lean Living Girl has been featured in several publications around the region, including Emirates Woman and Savoir Flair.

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