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West Yas Community to be home to first Khabib Gym

Palms Sports, provider of sports training programmes and promoter of health and wellness in the region, has announced that the West Yas Community on Yas Island, a leading leisure and entertainment destination, is set to become home to the first ‘Khabib Gym by Palms Sports’. 
 
Spread over a 1,500 sq.m. area leased from Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of magnetic experiences, the gym is currently under construction. It will be inspired by the training and fitness philosophy of Khabib Nurmagomedov, one of the greatest UFC fighters, and will offer members a fitness experience with world-class amenities.
 
The gym will feature a host of fitness options, including a MMA cage that will allow aspiring athletes and budding fighters to train to the highest standards and build their competitive edge. Staffed with accredited instructors and trainers, the facility will cater to different disciplines of martial arts including a large, matted area for grappling sports such as Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling, and a separate studio for striking-based sports like Muay Thai, boxing and kickboxing. 
 
The facility will include a fully-fledged gym with cardio, fitness and cycling areas as well as a functional training zone, paddle tennis courts, and a swimming pool.
 
Palms Sports CEO Fouad Darwish said: “We are taking our commitment to and promotion of Mixed Martial Arts to a new level through this alliance with Nurmagomedov. Our gym will enrich the infrastructure for sports in Abu Dhabi and on Yas Island and further cement them as a destination and sponsor for local and international sport talents.”
 
Established in 2011, Palms Sports is a UAE-based company that promotes niche sporting activities with a specific focus on Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts to UAE nationals. It enjoys a competitive advantage in Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts and combat sports, and strives to raise awareness and participation by highlighting the physical, mental and health benefits of these activities.
 
Miral Chief Portfolio Officer Gurjit Singh said: “We are excited to welcome the world’s first Khabib Gym by Palms Sports to Yas Island’s West Yas Community and are looking forward to offering members a fitness facility that promotes health and wellbeing. This addition to our portfolio of offerings will enhance Yas Island’s position as a destination for leisure, entertainment, and business.”
 
Located on a scenic waterfront, the gym’s indoor facilities are complemented by a spacious external area that hosts several activities including a relaxation pool with shaded cabanas and amenities including showers and changing rooms, as well as a paddle tennis court and an F&B area serving healthy choices. 
 
For water sports enthusiasts, the gym will also offer a host of aquatic activities. With its location on the waterfront, the gym will offer direct access to the marina. 
 
Overlooking the natural mangroves around Yas Island, the waterfront villa community of West Yas is home to retail centres, a community centre and a mosque, with easy access to the island’s theme parks, leisure and entertainment experiences, including hospitality and dining assets.-TradeArabia News Service