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15 July 2024

Boxing champ David Haye opens gym in Dubai

By Wam

Two-time World Boxing Champion David Haye from Britain has opened his 'Hayemaker Gym' in Dubai with the support of Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) and Dubai-based company formation specialists Corporate Business Services (CBS), adding another component to the growing number of specialised health and fitness centres in Dubai.

Hayemaker Gym Dubai aims to be a centre of excellence for sports and performance coaching and will be the only one of its kind in Dubai but plans to expand into a number of smaller specialised units such as boxing studios and Hypoxic Training facilities. Expanding across the wider GCC and Middle East in the same format would be the next step.

Commenting on supporting Hayemaker Gym to move to Dubai, Fahad Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai FDI, said world class health and fitness facilities moving to Dubai is reinforcing the emirate's growing appeal as a lifestyle and health tourism destination.

"Dubai's efforts to become a leading healthcare destination and supporting initiatives such as the Dubai Healthcare City is providing vast opportunities in various disciplines of health and wellness. The city is home to an increasingly health-conscious community that also enjoys high disposable incomes. Dubai is also a wide catchment that covers flourishing communities across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia," said Al Gergawi.

Haye launched his signature gym after 22 years of professional boxing with the aim of sharing his passion, focus and knowledge to help others achieve their own goals.

"Having been a frequent visitor to Dubai I know it's a city where people demand the best and where they come to improve their lives. The Hayemaker Gym Dubai will fill the niche for world-class fitness expertise and equipment that the Dubai community deserves. It will be a driving force for the health and fitness community in the emirate," remarked Haye.

Ayman Al Awadhi, Managing Director of CBS, said: "We are proud to constantly bring best of brands and concepts to Dubai and the region. We aim to attract foreign investment of corporates and celebrities by setting up their legal entities and operations that are compliant to local and federal regulations of the country."

The Hayemaker team is led by Haye himself, along with Alberto Barbieri who brings a wealth of knowledge in hospitality and customer service, and Diana Gaskell, a veteran in opening and operating clubs around the world. The wider Hayemaker team comprises fitness and hospitality professionals well-versed in offering best-in-class expertise and service.