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Rush-A-Way Dubai

I had a marvelous time during the Rush-A-Way Race event.  I found out about it while looking for fitness events in Dubai for my husband and I to join.  Fitness Link gave me all of the details I needed to know about the race being held December 15, 2015.   Just so you know, Rush-A-Way is actually an interpretation of the television show, ‘The Amazing Race,’ American style, just smaller.

 

Each team member must be at least 16 years old and one of you must have a UAE driver’s license to join in the race.

You and your partner against other teams of two race around Dubai going through a series of challenges.  You and your team complete 10 small adventures from making sushi rolls to presenting at a station.  Each set puts your physical and mental fitness and navigation skills on the line.

 

Before the event started, I received an email advising me of the rules and it supplied me with information on how to register my team. The thing is you won’t have a clue as to what you’ll do until the time of the event. Since my husband could not attend this date, I invited my sister to be my partner and luckily, she was a willing contestant.

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The day of the race we arrived at the Jebel Ali Recreation Club for the briefing.  We were asked to use the team’s account details to create an application on our phones that would allow them access for the day’s challenges.  We could also get our team’s  number once we completed our entry.  Once that number was issued, the race was on!

 

Our first challenge of the day was a riddle.  We had to answer the riddle and come up with a number that would unlock the next task.  If you didn’t get it correctly, you were penalized five minutes.  You couldn’t go anywhere until time had lapsed.  This meant that the other contestants could get ahead of you.  However, we got it right and moved on!

 

We could see our next moves as they appeared on our phones as we knocked them out.  With teamwork, my sister and I, were able to pull navigation off smoothly.  She drove, of course, while I directed.  The tasks were never the same though each one proved to be fun and exciting.  Some obstacles were physical and others were pretty tasty.

 

We didn’t win first prize, but winning is not always about a prize.  It’s about the experience and it’s one I will never forget.  We had a great time discovering the beautiful land of Dubai, we tried something new and it gave us memories that we can talk about for years to come.  My sister and I took 5th place in the Rush-A-Way Race this time; maybe next time will be a little different.

 

You can purchase tickets for 95 $ at RushAWay Website.  If you want to register for the next race this April 8th, go here for more information: www.facebook.com/rushawayuae, www.facebook.com/events/1411308292498073,  https://www.rushawayuae.com/.

 

All contestants will receive a T-shirt and snacks, plus a goodie bag.  Rush-A-Way Race was created for all to enjoy, not just fitness gurus.  It’s a chance to bond with friends and family in a way you would not normally do.