100+

COMPETITIONS

800+

ATHLETES PERFORMING

35+

CELEBRITY ATHLETES

HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DUBAI MUSCLE SHOW

DUBAI MUSCLE SHOW EXHIBITION
10am – 7pm daily

ATHLETE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

IFBB GULF CLASSIC

BOXING & MMA

DUBAI POLE CUP

EMIRATES STRONGEST MAN

CALISTHENICS

FITNESS CHALLENGES

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ATHLETE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

1 FULL DAY

OF INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS

10

GLOBAL SUPERSTARS

18 COMBINED

MR OLYMPIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

ATHLETE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

DUBAI MUSCLE SHOW 2018 WILL HOST SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES TELLING THEIR STORIES OF SUCCESS AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM FANS
Stay tuned for updates regarding our 2018 lineup, to be announced soon!

 

SPEAKERS IN 2017 INCLUDED:

JAY CUTLER

4x Mr Olympia
BPI Sports Athlete

EDDIE HALL

World’s Strongest Man
Deadlift World Record Holder
UK’s Strongest Man

SIMEON PANDA

Fitness & Social Media Icon
Forbes’ Top 10 Fitness Influencer

PAIGE HATHAWAY

Fitness & Social Media Icon

SADIK HADZOVIC

GAT Sports Athlete
IFBB Pro
4x Physique World Champion

KAI GREENE

Arnold Classic Winner
Dynamik Muscle Athlete

Ronnie Coleman

8x Mr Olympia

Dorian Yates

6x Mr Olympia

Shawn Ray

IFBB Hall of Famer

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600+

ATHLETES

20,000+

SPECTATORS

14

ELITE 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 85 kg
Up to 90 kg
Up to 95 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 CLASSIC PHYSIQUE

HEIGHT/WEIGHT LIMITS

UP TO 170 CM
163cm and below – up to and including 70 kg
Over 163cm to 165 cm – up to and including 73 kg
Over 165 cm to 168 cm – up to and including 75 kg
Over 168 cm to 170 cm – up to and including 77 kg

UP TO 178 CM
Over 170 cm to 173 cm – up to and including 80 kg
Over 173 cm to 175 cm – up to and including 84 kg
Over 175 cm to 178 cm – up to and including 87 kg

OVER 178 CM
Over 178 cm to 180 cm – up to and including 91 kg
Over 180 cm to 183 cm – up to and including 94 kg
Over 183 cm to 185 cm – up to and including 98 kg
Over 185 cm to 188 cm – up to and including 102 kg
Over 188 cm to 191 cm – up to and including 105 kg
Over 191 cm to 193 cm – up to and including 109 kg
Over 193 cm to 196 cm – up to and including 112 kg
Over 196 cm to 198 cm – up to and including 116 kg
Over 198 cm to 201 cm – up to and including 119 kg
Over 201 cm – up to and including 122 kg

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) + 7
Up to 190 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 9
Up to 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 11
Over 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 13

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 contact our partners at info@universalmuscleandfitness.com.

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Dubai Pole Cup

Bringing together the pole and fitness industry for a day of pure beauty, art and creativity Dubai Pole Cup is the Middle Easts first and only pole competition. Bringing together the pole and fitness industry for a day of pure beauty, art and creativity Dubai Pole Cup is the Middle Easts first and only pole competition. With over 40 international and national athletes participating in our 2017 event the Dubai Pole Cup met great success drawing in one of the largest crowds at the Dubai Muscle Show.

 

Pole the Sport – Pole combines elements of gymnastics, dance and acrobatics requiring a broad skill set and great physical and mental exertion. The athlete has to have tremendous amounts of strength and endurance in order to deadlift, hold and spin the body. A high degree of flexibility is needed to contort, post, demonstrate lines and execute techniques through gravity defying tricks.

 

The Dubai Pole Cup offers a choice of 5 categories for its athletes.
1. Amateur
2. Semi Pro
3. Professional
4. Mens
5. Doubles

All athletes can enter via the Dubai Pole Cup website.

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CATEGORIES

30+

COMPETITORS

5

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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50

FIGHTERS

1

RING

2

FULL DAYS OF FIGHTS

DAILY SCHEDULE

11am – Competitions 1 Minute Challenge

1.30pm – Mohammad Yahya Open Workout

2pm – Kickboxing

4pm – Boxing

6pm – MMA

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SQUAT WOLF – Max Reps Challenge

Put all your hard work in the gym to the test and win up to AED 999 in the MAX REPS Challenge. These contests will be held at SQUAT WOLF stand. There is no rule preventing the same person from winning all 4 contests: so start training NOW!

The name says it all, whoever completes the most judge approved reps wins AED 500 in cold hard CASH, SQUAT WOLF Merch and gift pack from Protein Bar!

Open to all male & female attendees, there are four different events you can compete in during the weekend. Each event will crown its own winner live on stage with AED 500 cash prize. In the event of a tie, the competitor to have gone last can determine if they want to split the money with the other person, or compete in a tie breaker round. If the tie occurs for the overall title, the names of each event will be put into a box with the host blindly selecting one event for the two to go head to head in a winner takes all final round!

RULES: All Competitors must PRE-REGISTER at the SQUAT WOLF Booth, located at the Dubai Muscle Show.

Competitors will only be allowed to compete ONE TIME per each event. No Coaches will be allowed in or around competitors.

ALL JUDGES COUNTS & DECISIONS ARE FINAL! ANYONE THAT CHALLENGES JUDGES DECISIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

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