The busy and bustling 14-lane Sheikh Zayed Road was closed on Friday November 8 due to the Dubai Fitness Challenge 30x30, which commenced on Oct 18.
The road was converted into a running track for those participating in The Dubai Run 30x30 challenge as fitness enthusiasts from all nationalities and ages arrived at Dubai World Trade Centre for the run.
The Marathon Run, which included a 5km fun run and 10km race, kicked off at 6:30am, with both routes starting and finishing at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Along with the 70,000 sprinters, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai also took part in the run and shared a message on his Instagram:
“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.”
The 30x30 challenge was initiated by Sheikh Hamdan, also known by Fazza. It requires people to do 30 minutes of exercise for 30 days from October 18 to November 16.