Dubai is known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Imagine how fun and motivating it would be to run around some of the mesmerizing places in the city. Here’s a quick guide to running in Dubai. 

What are the best times to run in Dubai? 

It’s always best to go for a run before 9 AM or after 6 PM. Considering how hot the weather can be in Dubai, it would be better to run early in the morning and the evening. It’s ideal to run early in the morning, as it is proven to improve your productivity for the day. Running early in the morning also jump-starts your metabolism which is great if you’re trying to lose weight and want to burn more calories throughout the day. Running in the evening, on the other hand, can help relieve stress from the day and improve your quality of sleep. 

What are some of the best running tracks in Dubai? 

There are a lot of great running tracks in the city. Dubai Autodrome has a 2.6km running track which is great for a short and sweet run. The Palm Jumeirah Crescent also has an 11km running track if you want to go all-in and get your blood pumping. The Kite Beach near Burj Al Arab also has a great running track for those who are determined to challenge themselves with a 14km run. Check this out for more details about the best running tracks in Dubai. 

Where can I combine running and sightseeing? 

Dubai is well-known for its iconic skyscrapers. If you’re looking forward to running while sightseeing, we suggest you visit the running track in Dubai Water Canal. The Dubai Water Canal is accessible 24 hours a day and it has a 6.5km running track where you can enjoy the serene views of Dubai.

Are there any running clubs in Dubai? 

If you don’t feel like running alone, there are numerous fun and friendly running clubs in different parts of Dubai. There are too many running clubs to mention but you’ll be able to see those groups of runners in running events such as the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon which usually takes place every October. You can also check out different Dubai running groups and pages across social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

What are the most popular running events in Dubai? 

There are plenty of running events in Dubai but the most popular ones are the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, the Skechers Performance Run, and the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon and the 1st series of the Skechers Performance Run have just ended. However, the Skechers Performance Run is still ongoing – below are the dates to look forward to if you want to register and join this fun yet thrilling running event. 

  • 15th January 2022
  • 12th February 2022
  • 26th March 2022

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will also be back for its sixth year in DIFC this coming 9th of February 2022! The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is the only global corporate race designed to promote team building between colleagues. Register now to save your team a spot.


The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon
 – The 3rd Mai Dubai City Half Marathon was last held on 15th October 2021. To be updated on the next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon date – follow @promosevensports on Instagram. 

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