IN PHOTOS: HH Sheikh Hamdan Leads 70,000 Participants in First Dubai Run

An amazing display of community, solidarity and excitement was evident when over 70,000 people participated in the Dubai Run last November 8, 2019. This was a historic event as this is the first occasion where the Sheikh Zayed Road was closed and made into a race track as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019.

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Residents and visitors of all ages and abilities numbering 70,000 came together to make history and take part in the inaugural Dubai Run.

Here are some pictures shared by the Government of Dubai Media Office about the said event. As you might notice how crowded the place road was with so many runners and fitness enthusiasts joining the said event.

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Crown Prince of Dubai, leads first Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road featuring 70,000 participants

Spearheaded by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, the event featured two courses to ensure it is highly inclusive – 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.

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Commenting on the event, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 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.”

Dubai Run 30X30 on Sheikh Zayed Road was presented by DEWA, in association with ARN, Dubai Police, Dubai World Trade Centre, Etisalat and RTA. Organised by Dubai Tourism and Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Run is expected to become an annual fixture on the Dubai Fitness Challenge calendar. For more information on all activities, please visit the official DFC website:

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