Countdown to the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon

  • Dubai International Financial Centre

Mai Dubai City Half Marathon

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is back, bigger and better happening on 30th October 2022. Located at the heart of Dubai in DIFC where all runners will be able to experience a one of a kind running experience. Enjoy the stunning and iconic views of Burj Khalifa, Emirates Towers and the newly opened Museum of the Future.

Choose your distance! We are thrilled to announce that everyone can participate in a 5km, 10km or 21km race. No matter what distance you choose, it will surely be a fun yet challenging experience. 

Challenge yourself! Join thousands of runners from across the country and be a part of the most iconic half marathon in the city! All finishers will receive a medal, t-shirt, goody bag and breakfast box. 

We look forward to seeing you there! Register now!


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Mai Dubai – FAQs

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the date and time of the race?

October 30th, 2022.

Exact start times will be confirmed and shared closer to the event date but this will for sure be in the morning.


What are the race categories?

  • 21km
  • 10km
  • 5km

What is the route?

All distances within the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will follow a route around DIFC. The fun and safe route will be clearly marked traffic-free with Dubai Police, Dubai Road Traffic Authority and our own event marshals managing traffic, helping motorists cross the course at designated points to ensure your safety when running.


How fast do I have to run?

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is organized with the support of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police and RTA. Entrants in the 21km event must be able to complete the full distance within 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Is there water available?

Yes, water is a must! Mai Dubai Water will be available for all runners at the start area, on the race route at approx. 3km on the 5km loop – so 10k and 21k runners will pass on each lap. Water is also provided at the finish line. Feel free to bring your own water or use a hydration pack if you wish to.

Do I get a medal and T-shirt?

Of course, your hard work will be rewarded! Everyone who finishes their race distance will receive a Mai Dubai City Half Marathon medal and an official souvenir T-shirt. Please take the T-shirt size that you requested when you registered for the event.

Is there food at the event?

Yes, all runners will be provided a breakfast box from our official hospitality partner. F&B outlets in Gate Avenue will also be open for all runners.

You did not receive the confirmation email?

The confirmation email is sent once you successfully submit and pay for your registration online. If you did not receive one, please contact us at to request a follow up.

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