Touted as the largest mass-participation event in the Middle East, the Dubai Marathon has grown exponentially since its conception in 2000. More than 25,000 participants annually run the marathon, counting local and expat athletes as well as overseas participants.
The marathon is held in January each year, capitalizing on the ideal weather and terrain conditions. This is a great time of year for anyone visiting the area. Dubai bustles with the increased influx of tourists and competitors.
Spectators and runners alike are treated to live bands and other entertainment at the Marathon Village, and food and beverage options are available throughout the day.
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