The heat is on in UAE as the Dubai Government puts into effect a new guideline for personal fitness instructors that requires mandatory accreditation to practice in the UAE. You can find out more in an article posted by The National regarding the new personal trainer requirements in UAE.
This is an excellent move by the government. Accreditation will give you much more confidence when selecting a personal trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals. It's also a bonus for all the personal trainers out there - as they can now register on the personal trainer registration website RepsUAE. REPs UAE is a public register which ensures that fitness trainers in the UAE are qualified and working to agreed fitness industry standards.
You can find a list of gyms and fitness centres that ensure their personal trainers are registered at the Reps UAE website. It's very important as unqualified advice can mean little or no progress on your fitness goals. Even worse, bad advice can easily lead to injuries and long term damage. You can also use the NutritionSouq Directory to find accredited trainers starting from March 2015.