Participants can now enter various run categories ranging from the 21.1km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated destination, will host the fourth season of the Dubai Festival City Half Marathon on October 22nd with the strong support of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police, Dubai RTA and Dubai Municipality.
Taking into consideration all the COVID-19 safety measures as per the UAE health authorities and the UAE government, Dubai Festival City will host the marathon, organised by RaceME, one of the leading sports event company in the UAE. The first race is scheduled to start at 6:30am and participants can register on or before October 19th.
Depending on the level of skill, runners can take part in the 21.1km half marathon, the 10km or 5km routes. The event also includes a 1km fun run for the kids.
The marathon is open to both seasoned marathon runners as well as aspiring amateurs and the route will take them through some of Dubai Festival City’s most scenic locations including the Dubai Festival City Mall, Automotive Park, Festival Bay, Marsa Plaza and Al Badia Residences. There is also a Race Village located close to Festival Bay packed with several F&B options for spectators and participants.
The Dubai Festival City is a holistic destination focusing on a large number of health-related events.The run provides a great opportunity for participants of all levels to come together, enjoy and truly embrace the spirit of fitness. The destination promotes a healthy lifestyle for all its residents, visitors and tenants therefore hosts marathons, events and activations in order to help everyone reach their fitness goals and lead a better life.
About Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate:
The real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is responsible for the origination, conception, development, procurement and construction of mega projects and the leasing and operation of these projects after completion.
Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate develops and operates an extensive multi-million-dollar portfolio of individual corporate real estate and investment assets across the Middle East and North Africa region.
The current flagship mixed-use urban communities under the Festival City brand are Dubai Festival City, Cairo Festival City and Doha Festival City.
Dubai Festival City and Cairo Festival City are fully integrated communities which have been carefully master-planned to offer a superior lifestyle destination with outstanding facilities, comprising residential and commercial accommodation, educational institutions and five-star hotels to fully complement the signature retail, leisure and entertainment proposition.
About Dubai Festival City:
Dubai Festival City is an established mixed-use destination developed by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, which has been designed to capture the cosmopolitan and rich spirit of Dubai.
Featuring alongside a 3.3-kilometre creek, Dubai Festival City is a fully integrated mega project which has been carefully master-planned to offer a superior lifestyle destination with outstanding facilities, comprising residential (Marsa Plaza, Al Badia Residences and Al Badia Hillside) and commercial space (Festival Tower) and educational institutions (Universal American School and Deira International School), and a family-friendly sports and social destination (Al Areesh Club).
Within Dubai Festival City sits the landmark 2.5million sq.ft urban retail destination, Dubai Festival City Mall – home to Guinness World Record holder and cutting-edge daily attraction, IMAGINE as well as IKEA and the only Hard Rock Café in the Middle East. The mall also offers almost 400 world-class retailers, 75 restaurants – many of which feature waterfront dining and some of Dubai’s most photographed sunset vistas.
Additionally, Dubai Festival City also encompasses two five-star hotels – Intercontinental Dubai Festival City and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City and the recently opened Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City to fully complement the signature retail, leisure and entertainment proposition.
A sought-after destination for residents, investors and stakeholders, Dubai Festival City delivers exceptional lifestyle experiences that have shaped the real estate landscape and continues to reinforce Dubai’s position as a global hub for business, education, tourism, leisure and entertainment.
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 33,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.
Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.
By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.
RaceME is the leading sports events company in the UAE. Annually offering around 30 events across Dubai catered around Swimming, Biking, Running and Triathlon. RaceME provides safe and secure environments with state-of-the-art timing systems for athletes of all ages and abilities.
Operational since 2013 the company has gone from strength to strength now providing ICONIC run events in the UAE including the DFC Half Marathon, Dubai Canal Run, The Palm run and for triathlons the Dubai International Triathlon. RaceME designs, plans and orchestrates their events from ground up working with reputable partners and securing strong sponsorship with like-minded companies throughout Dubai.