- Tiger Kickboxing
- UFC Gym
- MMA Fitness Centre
- TK MMA
- Shotokan Karate Club
- Fitness 4 Life
- Ninja Academy
- FitRepublik Fitness Centre
Kickboxing is a form of mixed martial arts that includes circuit training and core workouts. Not only does kickboxing help you gain a valuable understanding of self-defence, but it also enables you to keep fit. If you want to get in on the action, there are several kickboxing classes in Dubai you can sign up for. From regular kickboxing lessons to specialised training in Muay Thai, here are a few you can consider.
Disclaimer: All fitness classes have been suspended from 15 March 2020 to 31 March 2020 as part of the measures taken by the UAE government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
First up on our picks for kickboxing classes in Dubai is Tiger Kickboxing. The training facility focuses on disciplines that incorporate kickboxing techniques like Muay Thai. Lessons are available for adults and kids alike. So, it’s a great place to get the whole family involved.
- Location: Dubai Silicon Oasis, IT Plaza, first floor – Dubai
- Contact: +971-50-547-1412
- Opening hours: 01:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Closed on Fridays
Promising an ultimate body transformation programme “for all fitness levels,” 9Round is also one of the best places for kickboxing in Dubai. Kickboxing lessons at the facility begin with punching speed bags to develop speed and shoulder conditioning and double-end bags to increase timing and coordination. Sessions last 30 minutes and new applicants are entitled to try free workouts initially.
- Locations: Al Wasl Road, Villa 3
- Contact: +971-4-321-7997
- Hours: 06:00 am to 01:00 pm, 03:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Monday to Thursday) | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm, 05:00 pm to 09:00 pm (Saturday) | 80:00 am to 12:00 pm (Friday)
UFC Gym Middle East
Whether you want to prepare for a competition, learn self-defence or know more about the sport of kickboxing, lessons at the UFC Gym Middle East are ideal. Most sessions last for 50 minutes and the focus is on training as a team. The gym has branches in Business Bay and JBR.
- Locations: Business Bay | Jumeirah Beach Residence, Murjan
- Contact: 800-832-496
- Hours: 05:30 am to 11:00 pm
MMA Fitness Centre
The MMA Fitness Centre has two locations in the city, so you can easily choose the more convenient option when it comes to kickboxing in Dubai. Additionally, the institute also offers a range of training options in other martial arts disciplines such as boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Regarding kickboxing, customers can choose between regular kickboxing and a more traditional version of the sport — Muay Thai.
Interested participants may select price packages based on how long they intend to continue training. Packages range from one to 18 months. Can’t make up your mind? Choose the “No Commitment Membership” where you can top-up payments every month.
- Locations: Discovery Gardens | Barsha Heights
- Contact: +971-4-450-8808 (Discovery Gardens) | +971-4-361-8131 (Barsha Heights)
- Opening hours: 06:00 am to 11:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday) | 07:00 am to 09:00 pm (Friday, Saturday and public holidays)
TK MMA and Fitness
With several awards to its name, TK MMA and Fitness is a great option for anyone looking for Dubai kickboxing classes. Established by pro-MMA fighter Tam Khan, the gym offers all things martial arts and is a favourite training ground for a lot of combat sports lovers in the city.
There are two Muay Thai classes available at TK MMA — one for kids and the other for adults, with different timings for each. Lessons for adults resume every day except Fridays. Muay Thai lessons for kids are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Don’t think it’s for you? Opt for the 1-day free trial before you commit.
- Location: Shatha Tower, 9th Floor, Media City – Dubai
- Contact: +971-4-452-3388
- Opening hours: 12:00 pm and 07:00 pm, 12:00 pm (Saturday) (Muay Thai for adults) | 05:00 pm (Muay Thai for kids)
Shotokan Karate Club
The Shotokan Karate Club has three locations in the city. A part of the Japan Karate Association, the club offers training in Shotokan Karate. Those looking for kickboxing classes in Dubai may consider the club as it offers training in this discipline too. However, those interested must keep in mind that timings may differ for each location. We recommend contacting the Shotokan Karate Club to inquire about opening hours.
- Locations: Ahli House, 2nd floor, Al Nahda 2, Al Qusais | Hadi Plaza Building, 2nd floor, Deira | Lynx Tower office 402, 4th floor, Silicon Oasis
- Contact: +971-4-238-3699 | +971-4-256-6652 | +971-4-225-8404
Fitness 4 Life
A fully functional gym facility, complete with professional instructors and modern fitness equipment, Fitness 4 Life is our next pick for kickboxing classes in Dubai. The gym offers Muay Thai classes where new entrants can book the first class for free. With a focus on creating a “family environment,” kickboxing trainees at Fitness 4 Life are first assessed for their strengths with special focus on identifying weaknesses and working on them.
- Location: Premier High Bay Building, Silicon Oasis – Dubai
- Contact: +971-4-266-0688
- Opening hours: 06:00 am to 12:00 am | 07:00 am to 11:00 am (Friday)
The Ninja Academy has a comprehensive kickboxing programme for kids, adults and ladies. The programme is also ideal for those looking for combat training or a fitness option that is more challenging and gives more results compared to regular workouts. Regarding pricing, the Ninja Academy is currently offering a 30% discount for its classes — with a one-month sign up going for AED 200 and three months for AED 450.
- Location: Rigga Road, Burger King Building-M2 – Deira
- Contact: +971-4-259-4020 | +971-56-105-0150
FitRepublik Fitness Centre
The FitRepublik Fitness Centre is a full-range state-of-the-art sports facility located at the heart of Dubai Sports City. The centre is renowned for covering a wide range of fitness disciplines from swimming to gymnastics and martial arts. And kickboxing is one of them.
Currently, FitRepublik offers two types of training sessions for the contact sport — a mixed class where men and women are trained together and one that is exclusively for ladies. Sessions for both last 90 minutes and classes for women are scheduled three times a week. Those interested may opt for a monthly membership, where the cheapest is a three-month package for AED 1,953. All in all, FitRepublik offers one of the best kickboxing classes in Dubai.
- Location: The Academies, Dubai Sports City
- Contact: +971-4-556-1800
- Opening hours: 05:30 am to 11:00 pm | 05:30 am to 09:00 pm (Friday)
That’s all for our review of gyms and training institutes offering kickboxing classes in Dubai. Looking for other options in combat sports? Improve your jabs, left hooks and uppercuts at boxing classes in Dubai. To add a more personalised touch to your fitness goals, check out our picks of personal fitness trainers in Dubai. For fitness facilities that give you more bang for your buck, consider our picks for cheap gyms in Dubai.
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