Sunday, June 23

Dubai marathon

The Marathon and 10km will begin and finish on Umm Suqeim Road, across from Madinat Jumeirah, under the famous Burj Al Arab. Both of these beginnings will occur at Umm Suqeim Road’s Madinat Jumeirah end. The Umm Suqeim Road on Al Sufouh, across from the Madinat Jumeirah, is where the 4 kilometres will begin. Every finish line will be at the end of Umm Suqeim Road, next to the Dubai Police Academy.

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 – 10:30 am.

Entry Fees

42.195km Marathon

18 yrs and over: 150 USD

10km Road Race

15 yrs and over: 85 USD

4km Fun Run

Open to all: 50 USD

Getting to the Start

It is recommended to all participants that they avoid attempting to park on Jumeirah Beach Road, in the Al Sufouh neighbourhood, Madinat Jumeirah, or near the Police Academy. There will be widespread road closures in these regions. You will incur significant traffic congestion and delays in reaching the start if you drive to the nearby areas of the start and finish points mentioned above.

Arrange your route if you are driving. Stay away from parking close to the start and finish lines. Many easily accessible parking spaces are located apart from the start and finish lines at the Al Wasl Road intersections. You may access the Mall of the Emirates/Al Barsha area for parking by crossing the Dubai Metro Bridge, which will lead you to the back of the starting point for the walk past the Dubai Police Academy.

Give yourself plenty of time to walk the entire distance from the Mall of the Emirates/Al Barsha area and the Al Wasl Road direction to the back of the start location. Choose a familiar area.

On Al Wasl Road, there will be a taxi drop-off location before the event and a pickup location following it. Plan to arrive 90 minutes before the start time and, if possible, reserve your taxi in advance to prevent delays. Throughout the morning and afternoon, there will be additional taxis available. To prevent traffic jams and delays, please arrive early.

Run Number Collection

Run Numbers are due on the following dates for collection:

ADIDAS – Dubai Mall

  • Wednesday 3rd January – 3.00 pm – 10 pm
  • Thursday 4th January – 10 am to 10 pm
  • Friday 5th January – 10 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday 6th January – 10 am to 5 pm

Race Timing

The electronic “MikaTag” timing technology will be used to time the race. You will receive a race bib number in your race pack, and chips/tags will be connected to it. Removing this tag from your bib number is not advised. No tag is fastened. Not in the time.

Marathon (42.195km) Time Limit

The finish line has a 6-hour time limit, and the roads open in phases according to that time. We try our hardest to see every runner cross the line, regardless of the time, so they can receive a medal and have their time recorded. However, for everyone’s safety, the last portion of the race may end on the footpaths.


At 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km, and the finish, there will be an ambulance and medical station accessible around 200 metres after each major drink stop on the marathon route. All intermediate stations will have medics on hand as well.

Baggage Facilities

The start and finish lines will have baggage facilities close by. (Only Marathon and 10 km runners accepted).


To keep the competitors and onlookers entertained, a variety of activities will be offered at the finish area all day long. In addition, there will be food and beverage options.

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