Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
25 January 2019
The Dubai Marathon (official name Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon) is an annual marathon running race held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This event is considered as one of the first sporting events on the city’s calendar, and taking advantage of the cooler winter temperatures. The Dubai Marathon has become bigger and better each year, attracting many local and global sponsors.The race is held in January each year, the first being run on 14 January 2000. In April 2007, it was announced that the 2008 race would become the world's richest long distance running event in history, with one million dollars offered for a world record and $250,000 for first place for both the men and women. The race is a major attraction and garners many people who come to watch and support the runners. The prize money for the winners go from USD 8,000 to USD 200,000!
The Marathon Route will start on the Umm Suqeim Road at the Madinat Jumeirah end turning right onto the Jumeirah Beach Road running past the Burj Al Arab. The runners will head up the Jumeirah Beach Road running towards the Union Flag running past it and turning at the next junction heading back along the Jumeirah Beach Road past the Union Flag again. The runners will then run back along the Jumeirah Beach Road running past the Grand Mosque, the Jumeirah Beach Park and head back towards the Burj Al Arab. After passing the Burj Al Arab again the runners will head past the Madinat Jumeirah along Al Sufouh Road running past the entrance to Palm Island and turning back at The One & Only Mirage Hotel entrance at Dubai Media City heading back along Al Sufouh Road to the finish towards the Burj Al Arab. At the Madinat Jumeirah junction the runners will turn right along the Umm Suqueim Road for approx 500 metres to the finish just before the Dubai Police Academy.
Union Flag Grand Mosque Jumeirah Beach Park Burj Al Arab Madinat Jumeirah Palm Island Mirage Hotel