Take Dubai Metro, win Dh10,000; here's how

Hitting the gym, taking up a sport and eating healthy are just some of the baby steps that most people take to get fit.

But did you know that abandoning the luxury of your car and opting for the public transport instead and exploring your own city could also direct you in that direction?

That’s not all, it could also help you win Dh10,000.

Yes, the ‘Detour City Hunt’, which will take place in Dubai on October 18, will have teams of two travelling the length and breadth of the city by foot, or public transport, and taking on various sporting challenges in a bid to win that cash prize.

Launched by Enoc and Detour Events Management, under the patronage of Dubai Sports Council, the event is aimed at creating health and environmental awareness within the community.

The event, which will kick-start at Burjuman Centre at 2pm, is open to 400 participants. It will culminate in the evening with an award ceremony, dinner and entertainment at a secret location that will be disclosed during the course of the contest.

“We are delighted to collaborate for this unique event, which will test the fitness of the UAE public and promote healthy living through sports in an innovative and fun way,” explained Nasser Al Rahma, director community and private sector department at Dubai Sports Council.

Participants of the city hunt will be allowed to either walk or hop on to Dubai’s public transport – metro, buses, water buses. Only the taxis are disallowed.

Rahma added that this initiative would encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint and support the ‘Go Green’ initiative of Dubai government.

“One of the organisational commitments of Enoc is to support activities that foster a greener lifestyle and strengthen awareness about environmental sustainability,” detailed Saif Al Falasi, executive director at EHSQ and corporate affairs of Enoc.

“Through our support to the City Hunt, we are further underlining the need to reduce the carbon footprint of individuals by adopting sustainable lifestyle choices.”

The city hunt is touted to be the “biggest public transport-based competition that has been organized in the UAE”.

“There is a child in all of us – so why not try a bit of treasure hunting through the streets of Dubai, explore new places, test your fitness and win some really exciting prizes,” added Hana Mathew, marketing director for Detour events.

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