Aylin Noske, general manager of IntercityHotel Dubai Jaddaf Waterfront, dons her running gear to join thousands on the first Dubai Run on November 8, 2019.
PHOTO BY EXPAT MEDIA
DUBAI – Dubai recorded a spectacular first on Friday (November 8) as thousands ran on Sheikh Zayed Road for the Dubai Run 30X30, with the iconic highway transforming into a race track for the Dubai Fitness Challenge.
Organisers said that 70,000 people came together to make history and take part in the inaugural Dubai Run.
Spearheaded by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the event featured two courses: a 5km and 10km route.
The young and old, families, and People of Determination, from all nationalities participated in the free one-of-a-kind run for the city.
Starting from the Dubai World Trade Centre, both routes saw a diverse group of runners taking to the streets surrounding some of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera, The Dubai Mall and Emirates Towers.
Commenting on the event, Sheikh Hamdan said, “Today marks a milestone in our mission to make Dubai the most active city in the world – together as one society. I commend the enthusiasm and energy of our people and I am proud of how the people of Dubai, across ages, nationalities and abilities, have come together to create such an inspiring event. Congratulations to all those who accepted the challenge. I am confident that you will encourage even more to join over the coming days and make DFC 2019 our most successful edition yet.”
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