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Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

1st Edition at Yas Island

We’ve got some truly thrilling news for you! 

Get ready to experience the ultimate rush of the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon like never before, as we bring this incredible event to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi for the very first time!

In honor of the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon’s 5th anniversary, we’re taking the action-packed race to Yas Island, and we want YOU to be a part of the excitement on May 7th, 2023. 

Whether you’re an elite runner or just starting out on your fitness journey, we’ve got a challenge for you with our 5k, 10k, and 21k races. And every finisher is a winner, with a medal, t-shirt, and a mouth-watering breakfast box to fuel your victory celebration!

Ready to unleash your inner athlete and push yourself to new heights? With the iconic Etihad Arena as your backdrop and the thundering cheers of the crowd driving you forward, there’s no better time to sweat, laugh, and discover what you’re truly capable of.

What are you waiting for? Register now to experience the heart-pumping thrill of the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Island.


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What is the date and time of the race?

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Island Abu Dhabi will be held on 7th May 2023.

Start timings for the race:

21km – 06:00 AM

10km – 06:15 AM

5km – 06:30 AM

What are the race categories?

  • 21km
  • 10km
  • 5km

What is the route?

Download Route Map here.

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Island features a 5km loop along the picturesque waterfront, leading up to the Etihad Arena and back again. Whether you choose a shorter or longer distance, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy exciting attractions along the route. The course is both safe and delightful, with clear markers and no traffic to worry about. Furthermore, our event marshals will be present at designated points to help drivers cross the path, ensuring your safety while running.


Where do I collect my race pack?

As the event approaches, we will provide you with the more detailed information on the dates and location for collecting your race pack.

What is the minimum age to run at the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Islands?

The minimum age to enter the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Islands  is 16 years and above.

Where does the race start?

The Mai Dubai City Marathon at Yas Island will start and finish at the Yas Bay Waterfront

Click here for the start area location.

How do I get to the start?

The pier parking is the best place to park. It’s the closest parking to the start area.

Click here for the parking location.

Coming from Dubai?

Jump on one of our buses complimentary from three locations (Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall and Burjuman) in Dubai to Yas Island and back. 

Please reach out to sports@promosevensports to confirm your seat and preferred pick up location.

What time should you arrive?

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your race.

Can I change the distance on the day?

You must start in the distance that you have entered.

Out on the race route?

The route will be traffic-free and will be very well signed to ensure that you can have the most enjoyable run possible.

Event staff will be located across the race route. If you need any assistance while on the route, please alert any of the staff members.

How fast do I have to run?

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Island is organized with the support of Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Entrants in the 21km event must be able to complete the full distance within 2 hours and 45 minutes. Runners who have not started their last lap by 8:15 AM will be directed to the finish line. 

Is there water available?

Yes, water is a must! Mai Dubai Water will be available for all runners at the start area and at 3 locations along the route so that runners are always hydrated.

Feel free to bring your own water or use a hydration pack if you wish to. 

Will there be bag drop facilities?

Yes, bag drop facilities will be available in the event village area.

Do I get a medal and T-shirt?

Yes, your hard work will be rewarded!

Everyone who finishes their race distance will receive a Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Island finisher medal and an official souvenir T-shirt.

Please take the T-shirt size that you requested when you registered for the event.

Will there be refreshments in the venue?

Yes, all runners will be provided a refreshment box.

Did not receive the confirmation email?

An automated confirmation email will be sent to you once you have successfully submitted and paid for your registration online. If you didn’t receive one, please contact us at sports@promosevensports.com to request a follow up.

Personal Information Changes?

Please contact sports@promosevensports.com with the relevant subject.. e.g. Change of email address, phone, etc.

For General Enquiries?

Please email sports@promosevensports.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Mai Dubai City Half Marathon 2020
” We were all so pleased to have been able to participate in the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon during this pandemic. Thank you to the organiser for making this happen “

Dennis Onwongwa
” This was my third 10km and I can absolutely say without a doubt it was one of the friendliest runs I’ve ever run! My friends and I can’t stop thinking about what a great day it was! The race shirts are great and super nice volunteers. We appreciate every detail that went into planning and preparing for this spectacular event “

Ashish Chopra
” This was one of the best and well-organised races I have ever participated in. “

Francis, Citibank

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