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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Twenty-five RTA employees pull a Dubai Metro train 25 metres

The bar is raised in the final weekend of the Dubai Fitness Challenge

25 RTA employees pulled a Dubai Metro train 25 metres for #DubaiFitnessChallenge Courtesy RTA Dubai
25 RTA employees pulled a Dubai Metro train 25 metres for #DubaiFitnessChallenge Courtesy RTA Dubai

Alright, Dubai, it's the final weekend of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, and we're counting on you to show the world how over the top you can be when you step up.

A group of 25 employees at the Roads and Transport Authority have raised the bar pretty high, forming a human chain to pull a 168-tonne Dubai Metro train for 25 metres.

Then again, it's hard to beat the earlier feat by Dubai Police, who pulled a 302-tonne Emirates A380 more than 100 metres.

The challenge of exercising 30 minutes a day for 30 days was issued by Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, in a bid to make Dubai the most active city in the world.

The month of activities, which included appearances by athletes like boxer Anthony Joshua and free fitness classes, wraps up this weekend with a carnival at Dubai Festival City from 1-9pm on Friday and 1-7pm on Saturday.