Run With The Dubai Creek Striders
What started off as a group of friends running along the Dubai Creek every Friday has transformed into a leading non-profit running club. Dubai Creek Striders is devoted to encouraging a healthy lifestyle through extended runs through the city. Open to all levels, they provide a variety of running opportunities, so some are sure to match your pace.
Beginners can hit the ground running every week with the Sunday School session. At 6.30pm, you'll take strides around the beautiful landscape of Safa Park. Runners who are looking to improve their personal bests can join in on Tuesdays for Interval Training, where you can work on your pacing as you explore the greens of Zabeel Park. The Main Club Run happens every Friday morning, setting off at the Novotel Hotel at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The jog begins at 6.30am and could last for three to four hours.
If you want to really go the distance, challenge yourself with the annual Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon. Deemed the world's most beautiful half marathon, it's been growing since 2002, and the limit of 2,000 runners is met well before the event. Check the website for registration so you can join the sprint through the city.