About Us

Our Story:


Our mission is to help YOU accomplish your health, fitness, and well-being goals in a manner that is organic, balanced, and sustainable.

Our Culture

We are a family friendly, lady friendly and Hijab friendly school. We are not dominated by any one race, ideology or nationality. We refer to each student by their first name and do not want to grow to a stage where we can’t. We are Emirati owned and managed with full permits and approvals set by the government in place.

We regard each person who walks through our door as an opportunity for us to make this world a better place. We are aware of the blessings that surround us and the potential threats that may approach us. We are peace seekers who are battle ready. We are Alareen.

Our Story:


The academy was founded in 2011 by UAE national Wael Al-Sayegh with the financial support of both the Dubai Government and Abu Dhabi Government through the respective entities of Dubai SME and the Shaikh Khalifa Fund for Enterprise development.


We aim to be a Middle-East based organization providing a unique, high-frequency
training environment that supports and empowers individuals and communities to
become fitter, healthier and stronger in ways that are transferable to all aspects of life.

Al Areen’s focus is not only on physical development but goes beyond the physical in its essence, as we strive to help clients and students balance themselves mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


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How are we different?

We believe that your health & self-defense should not wait until you are ranked high enough or have trained for long enough. Your health and self-defense is something that is required now and we have the qualifications, experience and ability to help you unlock it.

We teach you two styles for the price of one. Our classes are a combination of Muay Thai and Eskrima. These two battled tested system are what has worked for us very well and we are very passionate about sharing them with our students.

We are the only school in the UAE that teaches Master Toddy's Authentic Muay Thai System. This system is recognized by the Muay Thai International Association and accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education. We are the only school that is qualified to provide this internationally recognized Muay Thai experience.

We are the only school in the UAE that is an Inayan System of Eskrima Affiliate. Founded by the late Mangisursuro Mike Inay in 1975 and led by his son Suro Jason Inay. This family system played a key role in the development of the history of Filipino Martial Arts in Stockton, California USA, alongside other famous names such as Guro Dan Inosanto.

We house the UAEs' only fully specialized Kettlebell and Clubbell Strength Gym. Strength training is an excellent partner system to martial arts. We use kettlebells, barbells and clubbells to strengthen our members bodies which contributes to the longevity of their training. Strength is a skill.

Martial Arts

We teach a uniformed curriculum made up of 9 student levels of progressions.The syllabus combines selected elements of Thai Boxing, Eskrima, Judo, Wrestling, Jun Fan Gung Fu & Mixed Martial Arts.

Strength Training

We teach StrongFirst, the School of Strength, standards in  Kettlebell, Barbell and Bodyweight. We also teach TAD 0-13 and Clubbell Strength.  

From experience, we know that the hard must be balanced with the soft. That is why we also teach The 5 Practices of Rejuvenation AKA Tibetan Yoga and Stretch Therapy.

Student Progression Levels

We have 9 levels of student progression. Three beginners levels, three intermediate levels and three advanced levels. Each level is represented by a colored sash and awarded to the student based on the results of a formal assessment, duration of regular attendance and their general character, behavior and attitude.

Miyamoto Musashi once wrote, “The true science of Martial Arts means practicing them in a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in a way that they will be useful in all things”

Our Goal is to teach the true science of the martial arts As explained by Miyamoto.

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