The marathon amidst skyscrapers, the World Athletics Gold Label Road Race, is one of the fastest marathons in the world.


In brief

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7 January 2024 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 10,000
marathon 2023 — 1,448
Course Record: 2:03:34 Getaneh Molla, Ethiopia, 2019
Entry fee:
$150 for the marathon

The Dubai Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The official name of the event is Dubai Marathon. About 10,000 athletes take part in the marathon race and other competitions. In 2023, 1,448 runners completed the marathon.

In 2021 and 2022, the Dubai Marathon was not held due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Dubai Marathon is recognized as a World Athletics Gold Label event.

More about Dubai and its attractions you may find here.

Dubai Marathon 2023

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Dubai Marathon)

The marathon race, covering a distance of 26.2mi/42.195km, starts at 7:00 on 7 January 2024 (Sunday) from Umm Suqeim Road opposite the Madinat Jumeirah hotel and in the shadow of the iconic Burj Al Arab.

Age limit: at least 18 years old on the race date.

6.2mi/10km Road Race

The 10km race starts at 8:15 on 7 January 2024 (Sunday) from Umm Suqeim Road opposite the Madinat Jumeirah hotel and in the shadow of the iconic Burj Al Arab.

Age limit: at least 15 years old on the race date.

Entry fee: $85.

Course of the 10 km Race, Dubai Marathon 2024

Course of the 10 km Race, Dubai Marathon 2024

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The Dubai Marathon 2024 route commences at the Madinat Jumeirah end of Umm Suqeim Road, then veers onto the left side of the carriageway, leading up Al Sufouh. It traverses past Dubai College Junction, the entrance to Palm Islands on the opposite side, and continues past the entrance to Dubai Media City. The route then makes a U-turn at the traffic lights of the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.

Subsequently, the marathoners return along Al Sufouh, passing by Madinat Jumeirah before reaching Jumeirah Beach Road. Along this stretch, they pass the iconic landmarks of Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The runners head towards the new bridge at the Creek and make a U-turn at Al Mehemal junction, just before the bridge. Then, they proceed back to the Madinat Jumeirah junction and repeat this section once more.

Upon completing the second lap of the Jumeirah Beach Road section, the runners turn left after passing Burj Al Arab at the Madinat Jumeirah junction. They continue along Umm Suqeim Road for 500 meters, heading toward the finish line, located just before the Dubai Police Academy.

Course of the Dubai Marathon 2024

Course of the Dubai Marathon 2024

Course map animation, Dubai Marathon 2024

The starting point for all races of the Dubai Marathon 2024 is on Umm Suqeim Road, situated opposite the Madinat Jumeirah hotel and in the shadow of the iconic Burj Al Arab (برج العرب‎).

The finishing point for all races of the Dubai Marathon 2024 is at the Dubai Police Academy, at the end of Umm Suqeim Road.

Start and finish zone of the Dubai Marathon 2024

Start and finish zone of the Dubai Marathon 2024

You can find the official course map of the Dubai Marathon 2024 here.

The time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located every 2.5 km (starting from km 5), and toilets are available every 5 km. These stations provide runners with water, isotonic drinks, and refreshing sponges.

You can leave your personal belongings in the baggage deposit area near the start and finish zone. Your belongings must be packed in the deposit bag, which is included in your Race Pack along with your bib number and a sticker. The bag should be marked with the sticker that bears your race number.

The route of the Dubai Marathon 2024 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).


You can sign up for the races of the Dubai Marathon 2024 online.

The entry fee for the Dubai Marathon 2024 is $150.

You may participate in a team competition by indicating your team during registration.

Your Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with a time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Race T-shirt
  • Bag deposit service
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Athlete tracking through the mobile app
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Digital race certificate with indicating finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You can collect your Race Pack, which includes your bib number, at ADIDAS in Dubai Mall. The retail unit is GF325A, located on the Ground Floor of The Dubai Mall, Financial Center Street, Dubai.
Race Pack pick-up schedule:
3 January 2024 (Wednesday) from 15:00 to 22:00,
4—5 January 2024 (Thursday—Friday) from 10:00 to 22:00,
6 January 2024 (Saturday) from 10:00 to 17:00.

To collect your Race Pack, you should show your photo ID and your confirmation email.

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a printout of your confirmation letter and their photo ID.

No health certificate is required to participate in any race of the Dubai Marathon 2024.

Race Results 2023*

Men (marathon)
1. Abdisa Tola Adera (ETH) 02:05:42
2. Deresa Gelete Ulfata (ETH) 02:05:51
3. Haymanot Alew Engdayehu (ETH) 02:05:57

Women (marathon)
1. Dera Dida Yami (ETH) 02:21:11
2. Ruti Aga Sora (ETH) 02:21:24
3. Siranesh Yirga Dagne (ETH) 02:21:59

* Source:

You can check your result and view the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Tel. +971 (0)4 4335669

Social media:

* The race information is obtained from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. To get the latest updates and ensure accuracy, we recommend visiting the official website. If you notice any mistakes, kindly email us at

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 12 February 2023
Passing clouds.
Temperature: 18°C – 29°C (64°F – 84°F)
Wind: 16 km/h (10 mph)

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Flights to Dubai

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 5 January 2024 — 8 January 2024. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.


Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Dubai

Find a hotel via online service that compares the most popular booking websites to get the best deal for your dates.

Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2024


M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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