Beat the Heat with Dubai Desert Run!

It's scorching outside, so get up extra-early to join this UAE institution!
ByAhlan! Live ReporterMonday , 01 June 2015
Beat the Heat with Dubai Desert Run!
Dubai Desert Race starts at daybreak!

Temperatures are already soaring, but that won’t stop the Emirates’s most dedicated runners from lacing up their trainers.

Dubbed ‘the summer scorcher’, Dubai Desert Run is back this Saturday, and as in previous years, it kicks off extra-early when its still relatively cool outside.

Comprising a 10km race and a 3km fun run, it offers prizes for the fastest men and women in each event. All distances are timed and every participant gets a medal at the end.

If you’re keen, you’d better be quick – registration closes this Wednesday!

INFO: 10km starts 6am, 3km fun run starts 6.05am, arrival by 5am recommended, the 7evens Stadium, Al Ain Road/E66, Dubai. Runners should meet at Costa Coffee in the Player’s Club. Free car parking available. Registration closes at 12noon Wed 3 Jun, register at

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