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Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

1st Edition at Yas Island

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi has concluded. Thank you to everyone who joined us at this inaugural event. It has been successful and memorable because of you! We hope to see you again at our upcoming events.


See race results here. 

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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 – 06:10 AM

5km – 06:15 AM

What are the race categories?

  • 21km – 4 loops 
  • 10km – 2 loops 
  • 5km – 1 loop 

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?

Race pack collection will be on the day of the race on 7th May at the event village from 04:30 AM

Race pack collection closes at 05:50 AM.

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 12 years old.

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?

Pier parking is the car park nearest to the start area. Below are pin locations for the nearest parking which provides easy access to the start/finish area

Click here for parking location 1

Click here for the parking location 2

Coming from Dubai?

Please click on the link below for the pin location and this will take you directly to the Start area.

Click here for the start area location.

Or  jump on one of our complimentary buses departing from three locations (Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall and Burjuman) for the return trip to Yas Island. 

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

What time should you arrive?

Please arrive no later than 45 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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