100+

COMPETITIONS

500+

ATHLETES PERFORMING

20+

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS

HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DUBAI MUSCLE SHOW

DUBAI MUSCLE SHOW EXHIBITION
10am – 7pm daily

ATHLETE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
(VIP Ticket holders)

IFBB GULF CLASSIC

BOXING & MMA

DUBAI POLE CUP

EMIRATES STRONGEST MAN

OFFICIAL VIP AFTER PARTY
8pm – Armani Prive

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ATHLETE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
(VIP Ticket Holders Only)

1 FULL DAY

OF INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS

10

GLOBAL SUPERSTARS

18 COMBINED

MR OLYMPIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

ATHLETE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

VIP PLATINUM THEATRE – 8 DECEMBER 2017

EXCLUSIVELY FOR VIP TICKET HOLDERS, THE VIP PLATINUM THEATRE WILL HOST SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES TELLING THEIR STORIES OF SUCCESS AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM FANS

2017 VIP ATHLETE Q&A AGENDA CONFIRMED:

2017 VIP ATHLETE Q&A – Friday, 8 December
10:30am Official Opening Ceremony for Dubai Muscle Show 2017
10:55am Introduction by the MC – Shawn Ray
11:00am The Rivals – Jay Cutler & Ronnie Coleman
12:00pm Kai Greene
12:45pm Sadik Hadzovic
1:30pm Break
2:30pm Simeon Panda
3:15pm Paige Hathaway
4:00pm Eddie Hall
4:45pm Dorian Yates
5:30pm Close of 2017 VIP Athlete Q&A

THIS YEAR’S SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

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

Access to the athlete Q&As in the VIP Platinum Theatre is exclusively for VIP Ticket holders only. There are a limited number of VIP tickets  sold on a first come first serve basis – so book your ticket now to avoid missing out!

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600+

ATHLETES

20,000+

SPECTATORS

9

ELITE PRO CARDS

CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

MEN’S PHYSIQUE – Starting Friday 10am

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 – Starting Saturday 10am

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

Friday Afternoon

MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING – Saturday Afternoon

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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Dubai Pole Cup

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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3

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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OFFICIAL VIP AFTER PARTY AT ARMANI / PRIVE
Friday 8th December, 8pm

The 2017 Dubai Muscle Show Official VIP After Party is taking place at the prestigious Armani Prive at Burj Khalifa.

Join celebrity athletes, event participants and other VIPs at “the” industry party of the year and socialise with the who’s who of fitness.VIP ticket holders get automatic access to the event where you will have the chance to win a host of prizes given away on the night!

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE! BOOK YOUR VIP TICKET NOW TO AVOID MISSING OUT!

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