All set for tomorrow’s Dubai Run

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Thousands are expected to join this year’s  edition of Dubai Run, which was first launched in 2019 with the first-ever chance to run along the Sheikh Zayed superhighway.   

This year, organizers are excited to announce the return of the much-anticipated event  to Sheikh Zayed Road, with a 10km and 5km jogging experience.

So, Set your own pace as you run along a traffic-free Sheikh Zayed Road with family and friends on 26 November. Run past iconic buildings in the heart of the city with the choice of a 10km and 5km route to get your Friday morning pumping.

What you need to know:

Route Information for 5km runners

Enjoy this spectacular route in the heart of the city, offering breathtaking views!

The 5km running route starts from near the World Trade Centre Metro Station on Sheikh Zayed Road.

This shorter route takes a left turn, looping around DIFC, towards the opposite corner of Emirates Towers.

Route Information for 10K runners

Enjoy this spectacular route in the heart of the city, offering breathtaking views!

The 10km running route starts from near the Emirates Towers Metro Station on Sheikh Zayed Road.

On this longer route, you will take the overpass towards Downtown Dubai, jog along the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard past the foot of the world-famous Burj Khalifa and loop back through DIFC between soaring skyscrapers.

During the Run

Key timings to remember: 

Arrivals begin from 4am

Dubai Run starts at 6am

Complete your run by 9:30am

To join the 5km route, alight at the World Trade Centre Metro Station. 

The metro will open at 3:30am on 26 November

Before travelling on the metro, top up your NOL card with a minimum balance of AED15, which you will need to get to and from Dubai Run.

If you are driving to a metro, there is plenty of parking available at stations all over Dubai including: Centrepoint; Etisalat; Jebel Ali; Jumeirah Golf Estates; Burjuman; Mall of the Emirates; City Centre Deira; Ibn Battuta Mall.

If driving to the run is your only transport option, there is free parking available at Dubai World Trade Centre on Friday 26 November, though spaces are limited. Please note, there will be road closures too, so you may not be able to leave the area until Dubai Run ends if you are driving.

Make sure you arrive wearing your bib, pinned to your t-shirt. You will not be permitted to take part in Dubai Run without your bib!

Strict measures in place to protect the safety of everyone involved in the run. Additionally, security guards and safety marshals will be stationed along the route to assist you.

Don’t forget to grab some water as you pass by the hydration stations along the route, provided by ​​Mai Dubai.

Dubai Run is not a race, so make sure to enjoy the experience.

After the Run

You should complete your run before or by 9:30am. If you can’t finish the route then our team will help guide you back to a safe area on time, so that the routes can be cleared ahead of the roads reopening for traffic.

There will be no food available on the route, but there are a lot of restaurants and cafes at Dubai World Trade Centre if you want to go for a coffee or breakfast after your run. Alternatively, take the metro to one of the nearby malls.

It is recommend you use Dubai Metro to get home after the event. The metro stations at World Trade Centre, Emirates Towers and Max Fashion will all be open to help you get home.

Don’t forget to share your photos and videos! You can tag us and use our hashtags: #DubaiRun and #DubaiFitnessChallenge. (



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