Dubai Marathon 2024: Last-Minute Registration, Fees, and Race Day Tips

The Dubai Marathon, set to take place on Sunday, is still open for last-minute registrations, with online applications accepted until Saturday. The entry fee starts at $50, inclusive of an official race T-shirt, finisher’s medal, and a downloadable certificate. Participants with existing tickets can collect their race packs from the adidas store in The Dubai Mall starting Wednesday.

The 23rd edition of this major regional event caters to all levels, attracting professional athletes and champions worldwide. The marathon, starting and finishing on Umm Suqeim Road, offers a 4km fun run at 10 am, a 10km road race at 8:15 am, and a full marathon at 7 am.

The route takes runners down Jumeirah Beach Road, passing iconic landmarks like Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah. Organizers have set up water stations, toilets, and medical teams along the route, with baggage facilities available for the 10km race and marathon participants.

Participants are advised against parking along Jumeirah Beach Road and nearby areas. Instead, recommended parking areas include Mall of the Emirates, within walking distance to the starting lines, and spaces near Al Wasl Road junctions. Taxis should be booked in advance, with participants urged to arrive at least 90 minutes before the marathon to avoid delays.

This international marathon attracts top competitors, including Ethiopia’s Haven Hailu Desse and Kenya’s Betty Chepkwony. Defending women’s champion Dera Dida from Ethiopia is also set to participate. The winners of both the men’s and women’s races will receive $80,000. More details and updates are available at

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