100+

COMPETITIONS

500+

ATHLETES PERFORMING

20+

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS

HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DUBAI MUSCLE SHOW

DUBAI MUSCLE SHOW EXHIBITION

ATHLETE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

IFBB GULF CLASSIC

BOXING & MMA

DUBAI POLE CUP

EMIRATES STRONGEST MAN

WORLD CALISTHENICS GAMES

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ATHLETE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

2 DAYS

OF INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS

20+

GLOBAL SUPERSTARS

12 COMBINED

MR OLYMPIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Highlights of Dubai Muscle Show’s Athlete Q&A

HEAR FROM THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESFULL ATHLETES TELLING THEIR STORIES OF SUCCESS AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM FANS

Last year’s speakers included:

  • 4 x Mr Olympia Jay Cutler
  • Lazar Angelov
  • Sergi Constance
  • Jaco De Bruyn
  • 4 x WBFF Winner Andreia Brazier

Stay tuned for announcements on this year’s athletes very soon.

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600+

ATHLETES

20,000+

SPECTATORS

4

PRO CARDS

4 PRO CARDS AVAILALE AT THE IFBB GULF CLASSIC

ATHLETES WILL COMPETE IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF DUBAI MUSCLE SHOW VISITORS, REGIONAL MEDIA AND THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN 4 PRO CARDS.

CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

MEN’S PHYSIQUE

  • Up to 170 cm
  • Up to 173 cm
  • Up to 176 cm
  • Up to 179 cm
  • Up to 182 cm
  • Over 182 cm

Junior (16-23 years old):

  • Up to 174 cm
  • Up to 178 cm
  • Over 178 cm

Masters

  • 40-44 yrs. old: 1 open class
  • 45-49 yrs. old: 1 open class
  • 50+: 1 open class

MEN’S BODYBUILDING

Men Open

  • Up to 70 kg
  • Up to 75 kg
  • Up to 80 kg
  • Up to 90 kg
  • Up to 100 kg
  • Over 100 kg

Junior (16-23 years old):

  • Up to 75 kg
  • Over 75 kg

Masters

  • 40-49 yrs. old
  • 50+ yrs. old

MEN’S MUSCULAR PHYSIQUE: 1 open class

MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING

HEIGHT/WEIGHT LIMITS

  • Up to 168 cm
  • Up to 171 cm
  • Up to 175 cm
  • Up to 180 cm
  • Over 180 cm

MAXIMUM BODYWEIGHT LIMITS [IN KG] FOR CLASSIC BODYBUILDING:

  • Up to 168 cm Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100
  • Up to 171 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 2
  • Up to 175 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 4
  • Up to 180 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 6
  • Up to 190 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 8
  • Up to 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 9
  • Over 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 10
  • Up to 180 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 6
  • Up to 190 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 8
  • Up to 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 9
  • Over 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 10

The International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Amateur Championship, taking place at Dubai Muscle Show, is organized in partnership with Universal Muscle Fitness & Fashion (UMFF), the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, and supported by Emirates Bodybuilding Federation.

Our aim is to create successful competition among male & Female athletes in the region while maintaining the real essence of bodybuilding in its purest form.

ATHLETE REGISTRATION

Athletes wishing to participate in the IFBB Gulf Classic can either complete the enquiry form to receive news and updates or download the Inspection Report for full details regarding the competition, categories and registration.

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VISIT UMFF FOR MORE INFO
VIEW THE INSPECTION REPORT

Dubai Pole Cup

Polercise Dubai

THE DUBAI POLE CUP WILL BE THE MIDDLE EAST’S FIRST EVER POLE DANCING COMPETITION

With the aim of developing pole dancing as a sport and art around the world, that promotes health and wellness and brings together the pole community in the Middle East. Dubai pole cup is an international competition and will have some of the most recognised names in the industry participating.

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CATEGORIES

30+

COMPETITORS

6

TESTS OF STRENGTH

Strongman/woman is a spectacular sport in which athletes compete in a variety of events involving different aspects of fitness, strength, speed, power, physical and mental robustness. It differs from conventional weight lifting in that the event disciplines are extreme simulations of everyday manual labour activities (such as tyre flipping., farmers’ walk and the like) and so represent unique technical challenges and also a great draw for spectators who might not otherwise be interested in fitness.

Strongman/woman is one of the purest individual sports; no team mates or referees: just you and a seemingly inhuman challenge, such as deadlifting a family hatchback! That said, the community of strongman is like no other. All athletes, galvanised by a common desire to face the sheer physical and mental challenge, help and encourage their fellow strongmen in training, preparation and even in competition.

The 2017 edition of Emirates Strongest Woman & Emirates Strongest Man will have 3 categories of participants:

  • Women – Open weight category
  • Men – Under 90kg
  • Men – Open weight category

Each category will have 10-12 competitors, fighting it out over 6 individual tests of strength for the ultimate accolade of becoming Emirates Strongest Woman/Man. For those wishing to compete, please click on the ‘Register to Compete’ button below and complete the form.

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WORLD CALISTHENICS GAMES

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This will be the Middle East’s premier calisthenics and street workout competition.

16 of the world’s best Calisthenics athletes will perform a 2 minute freestyle performance on Day 1 to qualify for a 1 vs 1 knockout battle on Day 2.

Calisthenics as a sport has seen a 5000% increase in active athletes since 2008.

Fr3e60 and RAGE FITNESS will also be giving spectators the opportunity to learn some basics and win some equipment between performances by local and world class athletes.

Come down to Dubai Muscle Show in December to see what all the hype is about!!

BOXING & MMA

10

CONTENDERS

5

MATCHES

1

CAGE

Dubai Muscle Show will host a series of MMA and Boxing bouts over both days of the show.

The competition will feature some of the best amateur fighters from across the Middle East with special guest appearances from the region’s most successful professional fighters.

Action will take place from 10am to 7pm on each day of Dubai Muscle Show, with a record number of fighters stepping forward to battle in front of the thousands of Dubai Muscle Show spectators.

This is the ultimate amateur contest for any fighter in the region looking to prove themselves at the Middle East’s premier fitness event.

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WHY VISIT

100s

OF FREE SAMPLES

20+

GLOBAL SUPERSTARS

100+

COMPETITIONS

Why Consumers Should Visit?

  • Meet, hear from, ask questions, and get autographs/photos with some of the world’s most successful bodybuilders
  • Get hundreds of free samples and special discounts from the world’s leading fitness and nutrition brands
  • See local and international competitors compete in bodybuilding, strongman, MMA, calisthenics, weightlifting and many more
  • Hear from the professionals about successful training methods and their stories of success
  • Learn how to modify your diet for the best results
  • Keep up to date with the latest fitness trends
  • Meet thousands of like minded fitness enthusiasts
  • Take part in fun fitness challenges
  • Meet hundreds of influencers and leading brands
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Why Industry Professionals Should Visit?

  • Learn about the latest trends in the bodybuilding and fitness industry
  • Discover and test the latest exercise technology
  • Sample some of the world’s leading fitness and nutrition products
  • Network with the leading companies making gains in the Middle East fitness industry
  • Generate new leads and sales
  • Meet hundreds of industry peers
  • Take advantage of the world’s leaders in bodybuilding and fitness at your doorstep
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