Spooky nights at Dubai Festival City at the first ever Halloween Run


The fun run takes place on Saturday, 30th October

2.5km and 5km route available

Fancy dress surprises for the best costumes 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated destination, is all set to host its first ever Halloween Run to celebrate the World Halloween Day. Following the success of Dubai Festival City Half Marathon and Santa Run, this fun run is expected to have an attendance of 600 to 1000 participants. 

Organised in partnership with Race ME and association with the Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Festival City Halloween Run is scheduled on Saturday, 30th October.

Covering an area of 2.5km and 5km, this run will take place on the promenade area of Dubai Festival City starting right from Festival Bay – IHG Hotel to Marsa Plaza and back. Runners will start on a specific track which includes a haunted tunnel where they could get spooked at any point of time.

Dubai Festival City is known to host fun family events such as the Half Marathon and Santa run. Along with celebrating the culture of the nation, it also brings joy to everyone while also promoting a healthy lifestyle amongst our residents and visitors. Being the first ever Halloween Run, residents, visitors can create fun filled memories as they get spooked during the marathon. 

Dubai Festival City encourages all the residents, tenants, members, mall visitors, families and their kids to wear their best Halloween costumes and complete the fun run to win great surprises. This fun activity includes the collection of sweets from all the event spectators and staff. The participants who wear Halloween costumes will receive a hat, a bag of sweets for the run along with fancy dress prizes. 

Dubai Festival City Halloween Run will begin at 6.30pm with the main event starting at 8pm. The event will start on the west side of the mall in the heliport area where all the participants will meet.

For registrations please visit raceme.ae/event/the-halloween-run. Online registrations are open until the midnight of 27th October.  

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. 

For more information, please visit dubaifestivalcity.com 

About Al-Futtaim:

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 four operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail; employing more than 42,000 employees across 25 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 organization 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.