West Yas Community on Yas Island Set to be Home to the First Khabib Gym by Palms Sports

December 27, 2021

Palms Sports, the leading provider of sports training programs and avid promoter of health and wellness in the region, announced today that the West Yas Community on Yas Island one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment destinations, is set to become home to the world’s first ‘Khabib Gym by Palms Sports’. Spread over a 1,500 sqm area leased from Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of magnetic experiences, the gym is currently under construction

Khabib Gym by Palms Sports will be inspired by the training and fitness philosophy of Khabib Nurmagomedov, one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time, and will offer members a five-star fitness experience with world-class amenities.

It will feature a host of outstanding fitness options, including a unique MMA cage that will allow aspiring young athletes and budding fighters to train to the highest standards and build their competitive edge. Staffed with internationally 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 e.g., Muay Thai, boxing and kickboxing. The state-of-the-art facility will include a fully-fledged gym with cardio, fitness and cycling areas as well as a functional training zones, paddle tennis courts, and a swimming pool; promoting a healthy, active lifestyle in a comfortable and private setting.


Fouad Darwish, Palms Sports CEO, said: “We are taking our commitment to and promotion of Mixed Martial Arts to a new level through this strategic alliance with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Our new gym will enrich the already stellar 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. We are honoured and privileged to be playing a key role in the execution of the visionary aspirations of our generous and great leaders in the UAE.”

Established in 2011, Palms Sports PJSC is a UAE-based company that promotes niche sporting activities with a specific focus on Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts to UAE Nationals. A 360° sports company, Palms Sports enjoys a competitive advantage in Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, and combat sports, and continuously strives to raise awareness and participation by highlighting the physical, mental, and health benefits of these sporting activities.

Gurjit Singh, Chief Portfolio Officer, Miral, 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 unique fitness facility that promotes health and wellbeing. This new addition to our diverse portfolio of offerings will further enhance Yas Island’s position as a global 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. These include a relaxation pool with shaded cabanas and amenities including showers and changing rooms, as well as a paddle tennis court for light sports activities, and an F&B area serving healthy choices to refuel and recharge. For water sports enthusiasts, the gym will also offer a host of aquatic activities. With its unique location on the waterfront, the gym will offer direct access to the marina.

Khabib Gym by Palms Sports is the latest addition announced this year on Yas Island following a series of exciting openings that have contributed to enriching destination’s immersive leisure, entertainment, hospitality and dining experiences.

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 world-class theme parks, leisure and entertainment experiences, including a variety of hospitality and dining assets.