Celebrated in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the 1st. IFBB Gulf Classic was the last international event, celebrated in Asia, in the 2017 season. With over 350 male athletes in competition, the event was the center of attraction at the 2017 Dubai Muscle Show Expo.

Leaded as representative executives by H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqui (president of the Emirates Bodybuilding Federation EBBF) and Dr. Adel Fahil El Sayed (IFBB vice-president); the IFBB Gulf Classic 2017 spread 12 Pro Elite Cards within the main winners.

Overall champions:

Men´s Physique: Erwan Gholami (Iran)
Muscular Men´s Physique: Hassan Sayed Salal (Egypt)
Bodybuilding: Vahid Baharlou (Iran)
Classic Bodybuilding: Arman F. Aliakbar (Iran)

Full results at: https://ifbb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/17-Dubai-GC-Results-1.pdf

Picture: Vahid Baharlou (Iran), Bodybuilding overall champion; joined by Dr. Adel Fahim El Sayed (IFBB Vice-president), Mr. Bassem El Jawhari (Dubai Muscle Show organizer) and Mr. Pawel Filleborn (Chairman of Judges Committee).