Sheikh Zayed Road Is Shutting Down And Turning Into A Running Track For The Day

BY Milli Midwood / Oct 29 2019 / 16:36 PM

The 14-lane highway will transform into a 5km and 10km running route

Sheikh Zayed Road Is Shutting Down And Turning Into A Running Track For The Day
The Gevora hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road

The Dubai Fitness Challenge is in full swing, and in true Dubai style, nothing is being done by half measures. Last weekend, Joe Wicks – also known as The Body Coach – hosted an outdoor workout, which saw thousands of participants take part in the intense 30-minute HIIT class, and Sheikh Hamdan has been spotted tackling a number of grueling workouts, from rope climbs to TRX.

But here to take the proverbial cake, Sheikh Zayed Road will be transforming into a running track on Friday 8 November. The entire 14-lane highway will instead invite contenders to participate in Dubai Run, which is comprised of a 5km and 10km for 18 years and older distance, with both routes starting and ending at Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Announcement Be part of history as Sheikh Zayed Road turns into a running track on Friday November 8th for the 'Dubai Run'. Get a unique on foot, perspective of some of the most iconic buildings in #MyDubai! Join the 5km Fun Run (open to all ages) or 10km run (open to 18+) Dubai Run is FREE and open to all no matter your age or ability. Presented by @dewaofficial in association with @etisalat , @dubaipolicehq , @rta_dubai and @arnnewscentre All participants 8 years and above must register on Friday 8 November Gates open 6 am. #Dubai30x30 . كونوا جزءاً من هذا الحدث المذهل وانضموا إلينا حيث سيتحول طريق شارع الشيخ زايد إلى سباق للركض يوم الجمعة 8 نوفمبر شاركونا المرح والتسلية بالركض لمسافة 5 كيلو متر لجميع الأعمار و مسافة 10 كيلو متر لمن هم فوق ال18 عشر عاماً. الاشتراك مجاني و مفتوح للجميع مهما كانت قدراتكم البدنية أو العُمر! تأتيكم بالتعاون مع ديوا و اتصالات وهيئة الطرق والمواصلات و شبكة الإذاعة العربية ARN يرجى من جميع المشتركين من هم فوق ال 8 أعوام التسجيل من الجمعة 8 نوفمبر تُفتح الأبواب الساعة 6 صباحاً #تحدي_دبي_للياقة

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The free-to-attend event has the “aim of fostering a healthy community” and will give “participants a unique, on-foot perspective of iconic sights as they come together to demonstrate their commitment to an active lifestyle and DFC’s vision to make Dubai the most active city in the world.”

Registration is mandatory and can be done on