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Emirates NBD Burj2Burj Half Marathon

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City Dubai
Date 21 January 2024, Sunday
Time 06:00 am*
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Registration closed on 20.01.2024 7:59 AM.
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Get ready to lace up your running shoes and experience the thrill of a lifetime in the heart of Dubai! Introducing the most exhilarating and unique half marathon event you've ever witnessed in Dubai – the Burj2Burj! 

Created by runners for runners, this extraordinary race will take you on a breathtaking journey from the iconic Burj Al Arab to the awe-inspiring Burj Khalifa, as you conquer 13.1 miles (21.1 KM) of Dubai's stunning urban landscape on a race course that has the potential to be one of the fastest races in the world.

But hold onto your running hats because this isn't just any ordinary race; it's an experiential extravaganza like no other. As you pound the pavement, you'll be treated to activations that will leave you exhilarated and inspired throughout the entire route. From high-energy music stations to surprise challenges that test your mettle, the Burj2Burj promises a one-of-a-kind adventure that will keep your heart pounding and your spirits soaring.

The excitement doesn't stop when you cross the finish line either. The race village, nestled in the iconic Burj Park in the heart of Downtown, next to the Dubai fountains. I will become a hub of activity and celebration, where runners from around the world will come together to share their stories and triumphs, with the finish line under the Burj Khalifa. 

With a grand gathering of 7,000 passionate participants, the Burj2Burj promises an electrifying atmosphere that will make you feel like a true champion. 

The Burj2Burj is not just a race; it's a weekend-long celebration of the runner's spirit, an exploration of Dubai's most iconic landmarks, and an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Are you ready to be part of this epic adventure? Lace up, Dubai – the Burj2Burj awaits!

Individual Categories / Events Price (AED)
Late Entry
16 - 99 Years, Male
16 - 99 Years, Female
Team Categories / Events Price (AED)
Burj2Burj Relay
16 - 99 Years, Male/Female
183.75 (AED)
Prices shown include VAT where applicable.
  • By what time should I arrive at the event venue?

    We would suggest arriving to the start no less than 1hr before the start at 6 am. The event will provide coffee and food stuff at the start along with toilets and all necessary amenities.

  • What are the start time(s) of the event?

    Elite Men - 6 AM
    Elite Women - 6:02 AM
    General Runners - 6:05 AM
    *The event is chip times, so your race time will only start on passing the start. Please grade your self as per your expected run time and sign boarded at the holding pens.

  • Where do I go for the event?

    Start Location - https://goo.gl/maps/izPg48qgBzr2h7fbA
    Finish Location - https://goo.gl/maps/oxDsmiVJSZ7JcGjd7
    Race Village Location - https://goo.gl/maps/uLfdCH66Jh6xZvQ7A

  • What are my options for parking?

    Metro Stations - You can park at any Metro Station through Dubai

    Finish / Race Village - You can park at any of the Dubai Mall parking's and catch the Metro or a shuttle to the start

    Start - You can park at the Dubai Police Academy and catch the Metro to Mall of the Emirates Metro or a Shuttle back to the start to collect your car

  • Race Pack / Number collection details?

    Race pack collection will be at Burj Park - https://goo.gl/maps/uLfdCH66Jh6xZvQ7A

    All athletes will be asked to drop off a change of cloths at registration to ensure a comfortable experience after the race while you enjoy all the activities in Burj Park.

    All athletes will receive a race belt to carry their Keys, phones and water bottles along the route (we are excited to announce our no plastic reusable bottle initiative at all water water stations)

    An SMS (no longer QR code) or email will be sent to your registered details (that you submitted to Premier Online for your registration) by no later than 18 January 2024.
    Bib Collection will be from 19 - 20 January from Burj Park
    19 January from 15:00 to 21:00
    20 January from 12:00 to 21:00
    Parking for Bib Collection will either be Dubai Mall (Fashion Parking), Dubai Opera (Basement parking) or RTA parking around Downtown
    A 'bag drop' option is available at the Bib collection, should you would want to leave a change of clothes at the

  • Are there bag drop facilities?

    Yes at registration, athletes will be given a bag with their Bib number on it which will allow you to collect and get changed at the finish.

  • Will there be support stations? If yes, how many, where, providing what support?


  • What estimated time will the event finish?

    Registration - 10 PM

    Race Day
    Race - 9am
    Race Village activities - 3pm

  • Where can I find the results to the event?

    For the results, please check https://live.event-timing.com/240

  • Mini Marathon 1KM Race Category details:

    The Burj2Burj Mini Marathon will take place on Saturday 20th January, starting and finishing in Burj Park with the Burj Khalifa as the backdrop.
    All kids under the age of 6 must be supported by an adult over the age of 21.

    Age restrictions: 4-12 years (Kids Under 6 must have a parent running with them.)
    Distance: 1KM (around the Dubai fountains)
    Race Briefing: 7:00 am
    Start: 7:30 am
    Start Location: Burj Park
    Finish Location: Burj Park

    *Please note this event is not timed

  • Kids Race:

    20 January 2024
    07:30 Start time
    Start location (Burj Park)
    Parking - Dubai Mall (Fashion Parking), Dubai Opera (Basement parking) or RTA parking around Downtown
    Each registered child runner will get a T-Shirt and Medal
    Parents are welcome to run with their kids in the Kids Race, and parents dont need to register. for the kidide race.
    No prize giving/results for the Kids race

  • Race Day Taxi:

    We recommend the use of a Taxi for the Emirates NBD Burj2Burj Half Marathon to ensure easy vehicle logistics.
    Start Location - Dubai Police Academy
    Finish Location - Wings Off Mexico, Dubai Opera or the Dubai Mall

  • Shuttle Option information:

    You have two options for the Shuttle on race day
    Park at the start and catch the shuttle back to your car after the race
    Park at the Finish and catch a shuttle to the start
    Shuttles will run from 3:50am on the morning of the 21 January
    The last shuttle will leave at 5:10am to make the 30min journey to the start (DO NOT MISS THIS SHUTTLE AS YOU WILL MISS THE START)
    All shuttle users will get a wristband in their bags from bib collection. Do not lose this as it is you only pass the shuttle system!
    Parking for the START will be at the Police academy or any RTA parking available
    Parking at the finnish will either be at the Dubai Mall Fashion Parking (please use Upper Financial Centre Street), or the basement parking next to the Wings of Mexico.
    All Relay Runners will get access to the Shuttle system (please read below for your process)
    Post race Shuttle stops at 15:00 from this location

  • Start Area:

    All necessary and required facilities will be available at the start area
    The event will start at 06:00 (do not be late)
    The event is self seeding with paces running at: 1h30; 1h40; 1h50; 2h00; 2:h10

  • Route details:

    There are 6 water stations on route and all have Water, Humantra, Fruit, All Is Well Bars and Sports Firma Gels
    We are striving to achieve ZERO SINGLE USED PLASTIC on route. Please join us in this initiative, and leave all single used plastics at home. We will be providing race belts (collected at bib collection) and soft flasks along the route, please pick up your flask and keep it with you for the duration of the run (DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD) and help do your part for the greatest race of all... the race to sustainability!
    The route is closed off from vehicles and managed by Dubai Police and RTA
    Please be sure to enjoy the support along the way and thank our incredible volunteers and staff as you take on this ICONIC event.

  • Finish Area:

    Finish will be outside the Armani Intersection and under the Burj Khalifa.
    Once finished the runners will get their Medals and make their way down to Burj Park, where they will enter the athlete ONLY area. Here you will find your 'drop off' bags and all necessary post event treats and recovery goods.
    Please join us in Burj Park for the remainder of the day, with some live entertainment, beer gardens and loads more.

  • Shuttle for relay runners:

    The Emirates NBD Burj2Burj Half Marathon Relay will have two options for the runners:
    Catch the shuttle from the finish to the start and transition area
    Catch the shuttle from the Start to the Transition area and then to the Finish
    Shuttles with runner 2 will leave the Start or Finish area (Wings of Mexico) at 5:00 DO NOT BE LATE
    All shuttles will bring runner 1 back to race village. You can then catch the shuttles back to the start after the race, if needs be.
    Relay runners will start at the back of the race
    The first runner will need to tag the second runner before the second runner starts. (there are timing mats to control this and all times will be recorded)
    For more information and race village schedules please see THIS LINK

    For access to the WhatsApp group and live updates please see THIS LINK

Included: Certificate, Goody Bag, Live Results, Medal, Photo Service or Download, Refreshments, Timing, Race belt, Athlete zone access, Lucky draw prizes, Full route experience, Beer Garden Access, Chance to win Route Spot prizes, The chance to run from Burj 2 Burj, A unique and new event experience
Refund Policy: Premier Online guarantees your right to cancel and receive a refund (subject to applicable fees) for paid events within specified time limits.

* Some events have multiple start times and many events request attendees to arrive by a certain time; Please check the Event Information section above for details or contact the organizer for clarification.


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