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.
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.
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.
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.
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 or the Mai Dubai Community Run which usually You can also check out different Dubai running groups and pages across social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
There are plenty of running events in Dubai but the most popular ones are the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, the Mai Dubai Community Run, the Palm West Beach Run and the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will be back on the 9th of February 2023. While the Mai Dubai Community Run series will be held on 18th of February and 18th of March 2023. The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon had over 2,200 runners from different parts of the world last October 2022.
Below are more info about the best running events in Dubai:
The Mai Dubai Community Run previously called the Skechers Performance Run has 2.5 km, 5km, and 10km races available and it’s a family-friendly event which is great if you want to bring your family with you. The next race will take place on the 15th of January 2023. Register here.
Palm West Beach Run
No city in Dubai has a better combination of nature, love of sport and iconic infrastructure for hosting a beach run than in Palm Jumeirah. Come and explore and experience Palm West Beach in a whole new way. Register here.
The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is one of the most popular running events in Dubai. The last Mai Dubai City Half Marathon occurred last 30th of October 2022. To be updated on the next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon event, follow us at @promosevensports on Instagram.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will be back in Dubai on 9th February 2022. The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is the only corporate race in the world and anyone can enter as a team of 10 for a great team-building activity. Register now!