General Info

Start & Finish

The start & finish of the Marathon and 10km will be on the Umm Suqeim Road opposite the Madinat Jumeirah and in the shadow of the iconic Burj Al Arab. Both these starts will be at the Madinat Jumeirah end of Umm Suqeim Road. The 4km will start off the Umm Suqeim Road on Al Sufouh opposite the Madinat Jumeirah. All the finishes will be at the Dubai Police Academy end of Umm Suqeim Road.

Start Times

Marathon Wheelchair Elite – 5:55am, Marathon Elite – 6:00 am, Marathon Masses 7:00am                                                           10km Road Race – 8:15 am                                                             4km Fun Run – 10:00 am.

Getting to the Start

All participants are advised NOT to attempt to park in the Jumeirah Beach Road, Al Sufouh Area, Madinat Jumeirah or Police Academy area. There will be extensive road closures in place in these areas. If you do drive to the immediate areas near the start and finish listed above you do so at your own risk as this will create extensive traffic congestion and delays in getting to the start.

If you are travelling by car plan your trip. Avoid parking in the immediate areas to the start and finish. There are many accessible areas to park along the Al Wasl Road junctions away from the start and finish. Parking would be possible in the Mall of the Emirates/Al Barsha area with access made by crossing from the Dubai Metro Bridge at Mall of the Emirates taking you to the back of the starts walking past the Dubai Police Academy.

Select an area that is familiar to you and give yourself plenty of time to walk the remaining distance to the back of the start area from the Al Wasl Road direction and Mall of the Emirates/Al Barsha area.

There will be a taxi drop off point before the race and collection point after the race on the Al Wasl Road. If possible book your taxi in advance to avoid delays and when booking plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the start. Extra taxis will be available throughout the morning and afternoon.

Please come early to avoid any rush or delays.

Run Number Collection

Run Numbers must be collected on the following dates at:

ADIDAS – Dubai Mall

Wednesday 8th January – 3.00pm – 10pm

Thursday 9th January – 10am to 10pm

Friday 10th January – 10am to 10pm

Saturday 11th January – 10am to 5pm

PLEASE NOTE:   Everyone is advised to collect their own run number in person and provide proof of identity.

If you are having difficulty collecting your own run number we are allowing you to designate another person to collect on your behalf. In order to do this the person collecting on your behalf must have a printout of the final confirmation letter you will receive by e-mail one week before the race. They must have proof of their identity in order to do this.

T/Shirts, Medals and Certificates

Marathon – All marathon participants will receive an official race t/shirt, a finishers medal and downloadable finishers certificate.

10km Road Race – All 10km participants will receive an official race t/shirt, a finishers medal and downloadable finishers certificate.

4km Road Race – All 4km participants will receive an official race t/shirt, a finishers medal and downloadable participation certificate.

Race Day Temperature

The temperature will be approximately 10-15 degrees Celcius at the start.

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the “MikaTag” electronic timing system. Chips/Tags will be attached to the race bib number you will receive in your race pack. Do not remove this tag from your bib number. No Tag attached. No Time.

Marathon (42.195km) Time Limit

There is a 6 Hrs time limit at the finish line with phased road openings based on that time but we do our best to see everyone across the finish line whatever the time to get a medal and time recorded but this may be while finishing on the footpaths for the last section of the race for all runners safety.

Drink Stations – Water

Marathon – Water Stations will be provided every 2.5km from 5km to 40km and at the finish.

10km Road Race – Water Stations will be provided at the 3km, 8km point and at the finish.

4km Fun Run – Water Stations will be provided at the finish.

Drink Stations – Hydration Drinks

Marathon – Hydration Drinks will be available at 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km and at the finish.


Toilets will be provided after the following stations on the Marathon route: 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km and at the finish.


An Ambulance and medical station will be available approximately 200 metres after each main drink station on the Marathon route at 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km and at the finish. Medics will also be present at every intermediary station.

Baggage Facilities

Baggage facilities will be available near the start and finish area. (Marathon and 10km Runners Only).

Please use the baggage bag provided to you when you collect your race pack and make sure that the sticker you received with your run number is placed on your baggage bag. Only the baggage bag provided to you will be accepted at the baggage area.


A selection of activities will be available at the finish area throughout the day to entertain the participants and spectators. Food and Beverage facilities will also be available.

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