General Info

Start & Finish

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

Start Times

Marathon  – 6.30am

10km Road Race – 7.00am

4km Fun Run – 10.00am

Getting to the Start

All participants are advised NOT to attempt to park in the Jumeirah Beach Road, Al Sufouh Road, 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:

(Venue TBC)

Thursday 9th February – 2pm to 8pm

Friday 10th February – 10am to 8pm

Saturday 11th February – 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 in November. 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.

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 5km point and at the finish.

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

Drink Stations – Ion Supply Drink Pocari Sweat

Marathon – Ion Supply Drink Pocari Sweat will be available at 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km and at the finish.


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


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) Location details are on the site map.

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.


Live bands and a selection of other activities will be available at the Marathon Village throughout the day to entertain the participants and spectators. Food and Beverage facilities will also be available at the Marathon Village.

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