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What kinds of gyms or other sports/workout facilities are available? Are they expensive?

There are many gyms out in town which are pricey- min $100/month. We use the gym at the US embassy. It is relatively small in size, but has almost anything you might need (2 thread mills, 1 elliptical, 1 rowing machine, bench press, squat rack, bicep curl machine etc. etc.) - Aug 28, 2017
The Embassy has a decent gym for employees to use. There are also memberships available through some of the large hotels here to use their gyms and pools. There are a few kickboxing/MMA gyms, one cross fit box, yoga studios, a few regular gyms, and a boot camp on the beach group. - Oct 25, 2014
Yes. The embassy has a modest gym, the Diplomatic Club has a nice set of machines and a few of the hotels have good workout facilities which one can join for a fee. - Jun 7, 2012
The embassy has a small gym. - May 3, 2012
Yes. The U.S. Embassy has an OK gym, and there are smaller private gyms available. - Aug 25, 2011
Yes. - Feb 20, 2011
They can be found in hotels, but are quite expensive. Just before I left, an all-women's gym opened up near my house...so there should be more there now. - Apr 1, 2010
There is a small, cramped gym at the embassy but if your military you get a paid for membership to a five star hotel to use its facilities. Anybody else 1000 U.S. for the year. This was a major sticking point with the State or non mil people. As the military were getting hazard duty pay and extras like this, while the rest received nothing. COLA was/is horrible and there was/is no differential. This is where I disagree with the last poster and more to follow concerning moral. - Feb 12, 2010
Most expats use the gym at the Intercontinental Hotel, but it's expensive (about 400 rials per year).Some embassy personnel use the well-stocked but somewhat cramped gym in the basement of the Chancery. - Jan 21, 2010
There is a small gym at the Embassy. The Intercontinental Hotel has a gym for members; there are a few other work out gyms around town as well. - Mar 19, 2009