Sheikh Zayed Road will turn into a running track on Sunday morning for the Dubai Run, with motorists urged to take alternative routes.
A map released by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on social media shows that Sheikh Zayed Road will be closed on Sunday in both directions from 3:00 am to 9:30 am, while the service roads will be closed from 8:00 pm on Saturday.
Participants are urged to use the Dubai Metro to get to the start line, with the authority reminding them of the minimum AED 15 charge on their NOL card for a round trip.
#RTA announces the new traffic plan during the #DubaiRun, happening on Sunday November 26, 2023, in collaboration with #DubaiFitnessChallenge. Please ensure your nol card balance has a minimum of AED 15 for a round trip before you depart.@DXBFitChallenge pic.twitter.com/aNSvyiF22a— RTA (@rta_dubai) November 24, 2023
Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the city’s giant running track, with a 5km route designed specifically for families and a 10km route for recreational and professional runners.
Here are the alternative routes
• Al Wasl Street
• Al Khail Road
• Al Meydan Street
• Al Asayel Street
• 2nd Zaa'beel Street
• 2nd December Street
• Al Hadiqa Street