Mai Dubai City Half Marathon returns for fourth edition

The fourth Mai Dubai City Half Marathon  is all set for a thrilling return on Sunday, October 30, 2022 in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), one of Dubai’s most sought-after lifestyle destinations, providing long-distance runners and fitness enthusiasts with a chance to compete in the classic 5km, a flat-and-fast 10km, and the ultimate 21-km challenge.

With this year’s special, the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will be held during the first weekend of the Dubai 30×30 Fitness Challenge, encouraging all participants to end this month with one of the best runs in town.

Alexander van ’t Riet, CEO of Mai Dubai, said “We have always supported athletic endeavors, and we are happy to have the opportunity to continue encouraging healthy lifestyles through such sporting events. Now in its fourth year, the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is returning to encourage the running community in the UAE and inspire all those who embrace healthy living with the best and safest outdoor event. Our brand has quickly gained recognition across the UAE because of our continued efforts to stay in contact with sports enthusiasts. We are confident of a high turnout this year, with an expectation of surpassing our previous record in terms of the number of participants.”

Saleh Al Akrabi, Chief Executive Officer, DIFC Property Management, said: “As the official venue partner for this year’s Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, we are thrilled to welcome athletes and runners to our world-class business and lifestyle destination. Such sporting events are important for us, as Dubai continues to race ahead to become one of the most active cities in the world. With the support of Dubai Sports Council, together with Promoseven Sports Marketing and partners, the picturesque views and architectural marvels are bound to make the run a memorable one for all.”

Steven Matthijs from Promoseven Sports Marketing said, “With numbers expected to double this year, we are really looking forward to working on this event with our partners; venue partner, DIFC; and all of our sponsors, including our Title Partner, Mai Dubai. We have seen year-on-year improvements in the event and that is a collective effort. Thanks again to everyone involved and not least the runners who we very much look forward to welcoming to the event on October 30th.”

Like the previous editions, the race route will start and finish in front of the Gate Building. The runners will loop around the picturesque DIFC and will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views.

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is taking place in partnership with Mai Dubai as the Title Partner; DIFC as the Official Venue Partner; Medcare as the Official Medical Partner;  Hayatna as the Official Nutrition Partner; Parachute as the Official E-commerce Partner; and Up and Running as the Official Performance Partner.  The event is under the auspices of Dubai Sports Council and is organized by Promoseven Sports Marketing.

Online registration is now open at