Desert Warrior Challenge Dubai returns for 2020

Desert Warrior Challenger Dubai

The UAE’s most beloved homegrown obstacle course is returning for 2020 with a blockbuster line-up of obstacles and eager Warriors ready to race on February 14th at Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve in Dubai.

This year’s event marks the sixth event in Dubai from The Desert Warrior Challenge team and combines an ultimate blend of physical endurance, mental challenges and teamwork on the course.

This Dubai event is once again supported by the Dubai Sports Council, who have said, “Dubai is a city of Challenges and the Desert Warrior Challenge is one of our oldest and most popular Challenges, and the ultimate test of strength, courage, endurance and teamwork.

“It is the region’s most adrenaline-fuelled and exhilarating obstacle course race and this year, it is happening on Valentine’s Day, inside the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, on the region’s only home-grown obstacle course.

“From its start in 2014, the Desert Warrior Challenge has always created a great buzz in the community and we expect another spectacular show from Dubai’s fitness warriors.”

This February will see the Desert Warrior Challenge course return bigger and better than ever. Hot on the heels of their most successful event to date in February 2019 at the same location, the team behind this exhilarating obstacle course race are building up to break some records with the latest version of this renowned event.

Favourite warrior obstacles include the highest ‘1/4 Pipe’ in the region, the fabled ‘4 Ways’ obstacle and launching at Desert Warrior Challenge Dubai 2020, the longest ‘monkey bars’ seen in any regional obstacle course race at over 20 meters long. Loyal Warriors who have been a fixture at the events across the UAE over the last five years won’t be bored with organizers promising more tricks up their sleeves.

Managing Director of Warrior Events, Troy Gilham, said “The course we’re putting together for Dubai 2020 has some of our biggest obstacles yet, and we know our Warrior participants will feel a real sense of accomplishment and triumph when they cross the finish line. Their mentality and attitude is second to none and while we keep raising the bar with our events and obstacles, our Warriors keep reaching it.”

From the adrenalin surge Warriors feel from the moment they enter the bustling base camp to the overwhelming elation that hits when they make it over the celebrated finish line, the entire Desert Warrior Challenge experience is miles apart from anything else seen in the region. Anyone who has tackled any of the DWC courses that have been on offer since the brand’s inception in 2014 will be able to tell you exactly why they are so famous for what they do, and the ever-growing loyal band of Warriors demonstrate the contagious nature of the Desert Warrior Challenge buzz.


Rami Gharzeddine, Marketing Manager, Arla Protien said, “Arla Protein are proud to once again be supporting this prestigious event in Dubai. Our long-standing partnership with the team from Desert Warrior Challenge has allowed us to fuel many warrior participants over the years and we look forward to embracing the upcoming 2020 event as the event’s official protein partner.”

Your next chance to join the Warrior movement and head out onto a course designed to break your barriers and push your limits is coming on the 14th February 2020.

Pro Male, Pro Female, Pro Teams and Ultimate Warriors will take on 22+ obstacles over 10km and Fearless Warriors will be smashing through 12+ obstacles over 5km. Children aged six and over will be zooming along the 1-2km Junior Warrior course, with 8 obstacles to conquer. Whether you’re a veteran Warrior with a stack of medals to your name, or this is your first ever attempt at an obstacle course race, you’ll feel at home on the course with the Desert Warrior Challenge family. Prior experience certainly isn’t compulsory, but boldness, bravery, and a sense of fun sure are!

This event will mark the start of the warmer months in the UAE. Is there any better excuse to get outside and get active before the mercury sores? You can also make your Warrior experience extra special with options for VIP parking, express check-in and personalized videos on offer.

Tickets are flying off the shelves for this one, with an anticipated 2000 participants expected to make the trip to the course at Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.

Name Desert Warrior Challenge

Location: Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Qudra

Date: February 14th, 2020

Time: 7.00am – 4pm

Ticket Prices

Fearless PRO Male and Female: $148 USD

Fearless PRO Team: $148 USD

Ultimate Warrior: $128 USD

Fearless Warrior: $112 USD

Fearless Junior: $46 USD

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