By Tamara Pupic
The Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme supports an first-of-its-kind gym facility in the UAE
An Emirati participant in the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme has launched a special bodyweight workout-focused gym in Dubai.
The Gravity Calisthenics Gym, founded by Yousuf Al Gurg, is the seventh project launched since the inception of the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme.
It is also the third project out of the 10 planned for 2015. With the implementation of the seven remaining projects, the Tejar Dubai will have achieved 150 percent growth compared to the projects launched in 2014.
The project was launched by HE Hesham Al Shirawi, the second vice-chairman at Dubai Chamber, and Head of Tejar Dubai Selection Committee Panel, in the presence of the chamber’s high-level representatives.
HE Al Shirawi stated that the launch of this project reflected the commitment of the programme to support young entrepreneurs’ business idea as the programme served as a perfect platform for them to turn these ideas into successful business projects.
Speaking about his project, Yousuf Al Gurg stated that the gym is a first-of-its-kind in the UAE to provide this facility of practising Calisthenics, a US street workout concept which helps build muscles and is suitable for all levels and ages.
As a joint effort between the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Private Office of Shaikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Tejar Dubai initiative was launched in 2013 to offer a specialised programme for youth to help them establish their own SMEs.
Young Emiratis in the age group of 15 to 35 years are invited to submit their online applications and explain their innovative business ideas.
If their business proposals get selected, they will be interviewed by the panel of experts before the admission to the programme.