The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is set to welcome participants in Abu Dhabi for the first time at Yas Island on May 7, 2023. The popular marathon, also celebrating its 5th anniversary, is one of the most anticipated events on UAE's sporting calendar and promotes an active lifestyle among participants. The event will debut in Abu Dhabi, with Mai Dubai as its title sponsor, due to its success in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in the past four years.
The race includes three distance categories – 5 km, 10 km, and the ultimate half marathon, 21 km. All distances begin and end on the Yas Bay Waterfront, with runners taking a 5 km loop on the boardwalk, Etihad Arena, and back along the waterfront. Complimentary buses will take runners from three locations in Dubai to the start line in Abu Dhabi and back to Dubai afterwards. Buses will depart from Dubai Marina, JLT, and Burjuman Metro Station. In addition, there will be several activities along the route to keep the runners cool and entertained. All participants will receive a medal, a delicious breakfast box, and a t-shirt.
The latest event promises to be an exciting experience for runners from all over the UAE. With Yas Island as the Official Venue Partner, Parachute as the Official Digital Marketing Partner, and Promoseven Sports Marketing as the organisers, the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is poised to set new records this year.