Fun Runs in Dubai

Believe it or not, but Dubai brings you a bunch of fun and unique running challenges this month to help promote a healthy and active lifestyle. And it’s not just your usual half marathon-type-of-run. We’re talking about vertical runs, authentic desert runs and hey, let’s throw in a bubble run as well!

 And to help you get ready we have also listed some of our favourite running tracks around the city. We recommend alternating between tracks to keep your workout fun and varied.

 Dubai Holding SkyRun – 8th April

This charity run takes you up the 52 floors, 1334 steps and 265 metre height of the iconic Jumeirah Emirates Towers Offices. The race is internationally recognized as the only Dubai leg on the Vertical World Circuit, making it the 5th highest race on the circuit, joining the ranks of international races in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong and beyond. To sign up for the race, simply visit

 Big Bubble Run – 8th April

Cool down with this unique and fun-filled bubble run that takes place across a 5km circuit. The track is divided into zones filled with soap bubbles and will take place at the Dubai Autodrome. You will be greeted by a “Bubble host” (CitiSpi are loving the title!) who will guide you along the way to make it a truly enjoyable race. Tickets are available to book via Platinumlist.

Dubai Desert Road Run – 16th April

The Dubai Desert Road Run is an event that takes place several times during the year, allowing runners to keep track of the progress. It includes a 10km race for adults and those above 14 years old, a 3km junior race, ages 6 to 18, and a 3km fun run, which is untimed. This time around, there will be a 10k race and a 3k fun run with medals given to all runners who finish the races. What’s more, there will be trophies! To register visit

The Running Tracks:

The Palm Jumeirah – here’s a running track that we love for the views, plus we feel pretty glam when striding down the prestigious Palm! The shoreline route is about 4km and the Cresent route is about 11km.

Jumeirah Beach – this 14km route makes us feel like Rocky Balboa when we zoom past the sun worshippers. A huge plus is that you can cool off in the sea after your morning run!

Mushrif Park – Originally a cycle track, this 4.5km route is more often frequented by runners. This stunning park also offers some hills for a challenge.

We’ll be back again next week with more ideas for how to socialize around Dubai!


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