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://www.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).


We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled