Sebastian Sykes14 Jul 2019 AT 12:51 PM

World's Ultimate Strongman returns to Dubai

Early bird tickets to the ‘ultimate family festival’ are now on sale
Sebastian Sykes14 Jul 2019 AT 12:51 PM
World's Ultimate Strongman returns to Dubai

If you need some incentive to get in shape, seeing some of the strongest people in the world lifting unimaginably heavy objects might do the trick.

World's Ultimate Strongman is making a grand return to Dubai with its ‘Beasts in the Middle East’ event, and this time it’s taking place at the Meydan Racecourse in Nad Al Sheba.

Kicking off on Friday October 25, from 3pm until midnight, all of the strongest men in the world, including Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson a.k.a The Mountain from Game of Thrones, will be there to compete for the title.

While the strongmen do their work, crowds can cheer them on and enjoy the family festival which includes obstacle courses, martial arts, live music, various crowd challenges and prizes.

There will also be a petting zoo and face painting for the kids, as well as an intriguingly-named “adrenaline zone”. We’re getting pumped.

Early bird tickets to the event are priced from AED145, but you better be quick, as they only last until Monday July 15. Tickets are available on Get clicking.

Speaking of The Mountain, we got an in-depth look at exactly what he eats, and as you can imagine it’s quite a lot. But what would happen if your average Joe would take on his diet? Find out more here.

More of a gamer? One of the longest running UK gaming festivals is coming to Dubai, and you can get your tickets to it right now.

Price: From AED145 (early bird tickets), from AED195 (general admission)
When: Friday October 25, 3pm-midnight.
Where: Meydan Grandstand, Al Meydan Road
Contact: +971 4 327 0000
Tickets available on