Dubai, United Arab Emirates — “This is a monumental day for us, as our vision is now a reality,” said Hamad Al Sayer, UFC GYM Middle East’s CEO, “UFC is the fastest growing sports brand in the world and our locations will offer fight fans in Dubai a unique opportunity to train like mixed martial artists. The response we’ve received from our residents has been amazing and we look forward to making this location the best gym in Dubai.”
UFC GYM Middle East continues to expand UFC’s international presence, as well as the continued global success of the UFC GYM brand. The 23,000 square foot space features a 24-foot Octagon, along with all the top-of-the-line equipment UFC GYMs are known for. According to George Yiasemides, UFC GYM Middle East’s COO, the club is shaping up to be a game-changer for the city of Dubai.
“Since our soft opening earlier this year, we’ve received great feedback from our members and have outperformed our targets in all of our pre-launch forecasts, " Yiasemides says, "We have amazing members along with a fantastic facility, which has proven to be both a great and successful balance. We can’t wait for the remaining residents of Dubai to experience our gym.”
UFC Gym chief operating officer Brent Leffel commented, “The Middle East is a very important market for UFC Gym and we are tremendously comfortable knowing we have the right partners in place to realise that potential. The response we’ve received regarding this facility has been incredible and that’s a testament to Hamad’s team. They’ve embraced our unique fitness concepts and as a result have elevated our brand to another level.”
UFC GYM continues it's rapid growth, having opened 50 clubs in the past two years and another 50 expected within the next year. This expansion has led to more than 135 locations globally.
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