Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
3.3
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.8
SCENERY
2.8
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
2.8
The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon & 10K start & finish on the Umm Suqeim Road opposite the Madinat Jumeirah and in the shadow of the iconic Burj Al Arab. Both these starts will be at the Madinat Jumeirah end of Umm Suqeim Road. The 4km will start off the Umm … MORE
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    cedoyle FIRST-TIMER '19

    Dubai is a nice city with a lot of interesting buildings. But, the race organizers have opted to have the race on a flat, fast course without much scenery. Perhaps, … MORE

    Dubai is a nice city with a lot of interesting buildings. But, the race organizers have opted to have the race on a flat, fast course without much scenery. Perhaps, if the race grows in size, they will decide to show off more of the city.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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    Dayo_Akinbode FIRST-TIMER '14

    This was my very first marathon and was not sure of what to expect. I just wanted to prove to myself that I could run 42.195km. I have since gone … MORE

    This was my very first marathon and was not sure of what to expect. I just wanted to prove to myself that I could run 42.195km.
    I have since gone back to run the race a second time and I guess that gives the race a pass

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
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    SCENERY
    3
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    2
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    JoJoRunner FIRST-TIMER '18

    Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon was exactely what I expected. A perfectly organised race with big screens, set up seating area to cheer the top athletes in the finish area but … MORE

    Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon was exactely what I expected. A perfectly organised race with big screens, set up seating area to cheer the top athletes in the finish area but lacking a bit in cheerful, runners supporting atmosphere. Saying that, I have to add that the organisers tried hard to improve that and I m sure it will get better over the years as the race grows. A friend picked up my BIB saying that it was a plain pick-up no real exhibition/ vendors.
    Race day: The top elites started one hour before “the crowd runners” started. The course is very flat and definitely good for best times if you are adjusted to the temperatures which are usually mild but somewhat hot if you come from a European/ North American winter. The start was close the Mall of the Emirates. Runners were facing the coast where the first 12k were a loop to the North and after we got back closer to the finish area two loops of about 14k in the southern direction followed. These “2nd and 3rd” loop were more crowded by running clubs and spectators since you had the chance to see everybody passing by twice. The course was along the Burj Al Arab, some Mosques and shops. Sufficient water supply along the course and mint conditions of the roads. In the end, I can not complain about anything in particular about the race- but I didnt have an emotional binding/ felt anything special about the race if I had not met some of my runners friends there that live in Dubai. And for them I would go back every year to run it again.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    CAZALA FIRST-TIMER '16

    What's better than Dubai Marathon to start the year !!! For a European like me, this is really the right place to run a marathon in January. Temperature is mild … MORE

    What’s better than Dubai Marathon to start the year !!!
    For a European like me, this is really the right place to run a marathon in January.
    Temperature is mild with this start at 6.30 am at the end of the night. The heat will come later but the sea breeze will make it bearable.
    The organization is flawless and cosmopolitan atmosphere among the runners and spectators is unique, even if we are far from “Marathons Majors and Popular”.
    The start and finish will have the backdrop, the emblematic “Burj Al Arab Hotel.”
    Only downside to this ordeal, the monotonous nature of the course with only four corners and two lines of 20kms.
    Change of scenery, however.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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