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Dubai Marathon - 2025 TBA (MSC16)

Dubai Marathon - 2025 TBA

Dubai Marathon - 2025 TBA (MSC16)

Country Visited: U.A.E
Days Distance Race Type Price from Style
4 10K,42.2 Runacations & Adventure 45000 Semi-Guided
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  • Accommodation

  • Important Information

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  • Reviews

  • Dates & Prices


One of the most popular races in the Middle Eastern region, the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon attracts runners from across continents. First held in the year 2000, it has held its position as the world’s richest running event in history for offering one million dollars to anyone who can make a world record on the route (a prize unclaimed though closely contended for). The perfect race to hit a personal best timing, runners can expect excellent weather in the range of 15 to 20 degrees centigrade and a flat course. Most of all, it's an excellent opportunity to take along the family to enjoy the glitzy sounds and sights of this Emirate. Race categories offered are full marathon and 10 km.



  • 3 nights stay on Bed and Breakfast Basis

  • Marina Cruise Dinner

  • Race entry (19th Dec 2023, Last date)

  • Detailed travel documents

  • On Ground AHC support



Day 1
FRIDAY - Arrival in Dubai Open or Close

On arrival, make your way to the hotel. If you arrive early, try to visit the expo and collect your bib. It is a good idea to walk to the start point of the race to stretch and familiarise yourself with the area. The rest of the day is free and you should consider resting it out.
Meals - None

Day 2
SATURDAY - Dubai City & Dhow Cruise Dinner Open or Close

Post breakfast, if you missed visiting the expo yesterday, you can visit it today and collect your bib. Later today, we have included a Marina Dinner Cruise dinner at 07:00 pm.

Embark on a captivating journey with our Dubai Marina Cruise with Dinner aboard a traditional dhow, blending cultural charm with modern luxury. Glide through the iconic Dubai Marina on this elegantly adorned vessel as you savor a gourmet buffet dinner against the backdrop of the dazzling cityscape.


1. Boarding: Commence your adventure by boarding the enchanting dhow at the Dubai Marina.

2. Cruising: Sail along the glistening waters, passing by landmarks such as the Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis, offering a unique cultural and modern blend.

3. Gourmet Dining: Delight your palate with a sumptuous international buffet dinner, skillfully prepared by our chefs.

4. Entertainment: Immerse yourself in live entertainment, from traditional music to contemporary performances, enhancing the cultural experience.

5. Scenic Views: Marvel at panoramic views of the cityscape and iconic landmarks, capturing unforgettable moments against the radiant Dubai.

Key Features:

- Traditional Dhow: Experience the charm of a traditional dhow, seamlessly blending cultural authenticity with a luxurious setting.

- Gourmet Cuisine: Relish a delectable buffet dinner featuring a diverse range of international dishes, catering to various palates.

- Entertainment Extravaganza: Be entertained by live performances, of Tanura Dance & Light Show adding an extra layer of cultural richness to your evening.

Spectacular Views: Take in the stunning sights of Dubai's skyline from the unique perspective of a traditional dhow.
Meals - Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 3
SUNDAY - Race Day Open or Close

Today is race day!

The Marathon Route will start on the Umm Suqeim Road near the Madinat Jumeirah turning left onto the left-hand side of the carriageway heading up Al Sufouh running past Dubai College Junction, past the entrance to Palm Island on the other side of the road, running past the Dubai Media City entrance on the left and U turning back at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi traffic lights. Then the runners head back along Al Sufouh again, running past the Madinat Jumeirah and onto the Jumeirah Beach Road running past the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on the left.

The runners will head up the Jumeirah Beach Road still always on the left carriageway all the time running towards the bridge at the Creek and U turning before the bridge at the Al Mehemal Road junction, then heading back to the Madinat Jumeirah junction and then doing this same exact loop section again. After completing the same lap a second time of the Jumeirah Beach Road section the runners will turn left after the Burj Al Arab at the Madinat Jumeirah junction running along Umm Suqeim Road for 500m heading to the finish line before the Dubai Police Academy.

The weather this time of the year is spectacular.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4
MONDAY - Departure Open or Close

Post Breakfast check out from the hotel and make your way to the airport for your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast.



Studio M Al Barsha Hotel by Millennium


Set in Dubai, 700 metres from the Mall of the Emirates, Studio M Al Barsha Hotel by Millennium offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Each accommodation at the 3-star hotel has city views and free WiFi. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Studio M Al Barsha Hotel by Millennium every room includes bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Burj Al Arab Tower is 3.4 km from Studio M Al Barsha Hotel by Millennium, while Dubai Autodrome is 15 km away. The nearest airport is Dubai International Airport, 26 km from the hotel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.


  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Booking Conditions


A non-refundable deposit of INR 15,000 per person (for race participants) and INR 10,000 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation.


The following cancellation fees are applicable to your booking 

Cancellation period                                              Charge
Cancel on or before 26 Oct 2023                  Non-refundable deposit
Cancel between 26 Oct to 14 Nov 2023       75% of your tour price
Cancel on or after 15 Nov 2023                    100% Payment 


Before You Go

Things you need to know


Q.1 Can I transfer or defer my registration if I am unable to make it ? Open or Close

Unfortunately this race does not have any provision to transfer the race entry if you are unable to participate for any reason.

Q.2 Is it possible for me to buy just the entry and make my own accommodation arrangements? Open or Close

As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. Our contract with the race does not permit us to sell a stand-alone race entry.

Q.3 I have got the race entry through Ballot/ Charity, can I buy the accommodation from Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Yes, it is possible for you to stay with our marathon group if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a non-running companion. However, please note that this will be at the same hotel as the rest of the group travelling on our package.

Q.4 I am a solo traveller, is it possible for me to find someone to share my room with? Open or Close

We have several single runners interested in sharing a room with another runner and, wherever possible, we try to pair up people who have requested rooms on twin share. However, please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee and in some cases you might be required to take a single supplement. If you have a friend who is already on the group you'd like to share your room with please let us know your preference at the time of making the booking so we can pair you together.

Q.5 Will my travel insurance cover the cancellation fee in case of cancellation - cancelled by me or on the event organisers part? Open or Close

Most Indian insurance providers cover a very small part of the cancellation fee. The exact coverage will be detailed in the conditions of your insurance policy and we encourage you to check whether you can make a claim with them directly.

Q.6 Can I change my start to be with my partner/friend/etc? Open or Close

No. Unfortunately this is not possible. The number of runners on each start is carefully calculated and it is therefore not possible to move runners from one start to another. Please note there are marshals on each start to check that runners are on the correct start.


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Dates & Prices

Dates: TBD


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All costs exclude GST 5% and  5% TCS (for bookings made in India) 
Payments through card attracts 3% surcharge.
Active Holiday Company reserves the right to amend prices, if the currency fluctuates more than 5%.

Why Run with Active Holiday Company

We are the region’s best known & most trusted Marathon Tour Operator. We are the official Tour Operators for the World Marathon Major Races. We are runners just like you!
  • Guaranteed Race Entry, no timing qualification

    Guaranteed Race Entry,
    no timing qualification

  • Well located accommodation that delivers value

    Well located accommodation
    that delivers value

  • Thoughtfully planned programs with runner ‘comforts’ included

    Thoughtfully planned programs with
    runner ‘comforts’ included

  • All logistics looked after, you focus on your race!

    All logistics looked after,
    you focus on your race!

  • Best in class service & 24/7 emergency support

    Best in class service &
    24/7 emergency support

  • Network with like-minded runners & companions

    Network with like-minded
    runners & companions

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