In its relatively brief history (the race was first held in 2000), the Dubai Marathon has become one of the fastest, most respected and the most lucrative marathon in the world in terms of prize money.
Each year thousands of runners take to the roads in this beautiful city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for this extraordinary race starting next to the Burj Khalifa in downtown Dubai.
The Marathon Route will start on the Umm Suqeim Road at the Madinat Jumeirah end turning left ontoAl Sufouh running past Dubai College Junction, past the entrance to Palm Island and U turning back at The One & Only Mirage Hotel entrance at Dubai Media City heading back along Al Sufouh onto the Jumeirah Beach Road running past the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
The runners will head up the Jumeirah Beach Road running towards the Union Flag, running past it and U turning at the next junction then heading back along the Jumeirah Beach Road past the Union Flag again. The runners will run back along the Jumeirah Beach Road past the Grand Mosque, the Old Jumeirah Beach Park and head back towards the Burj Al Arab. After passing the Burj Al Arab the runners will turn left at the Madinat Jumeirah junction running on the left side of the road along the Umm Suqueim Road for approx 500 metres to the finish just before the Dubai Police Academy.