Mai Dubai Half Marathon

Race date
October 29
Half marathon, 10 and 5km
What is Mai Dubai Half Marathon?

The Mai Dubai Half Marathon is an amazing race for many reasons:

  • First race of the season in Dubai: Kickstart your running journey with the excitement and energy of being part of the inaugural race of the season.
  • Beautiful location: Experience the scenic beauty of Dubai as you run through downtown, marvel at the towering financial center, and catch a glimpse of the futuristic Museum of the Future surrounded by impressive skyscrapers.
  • Flawless organization: Enjoy a perfectly organized event where every detail is taken care of, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience for all participants.
  • Vibrant participant community: Join a large and enthusiastic community of fellow runners, creating a lively and motivating atmosphere throughout the event.
  • Multiple distances to choose from: Whether you prefer a shorter challenge or are ready to conquer the half marathon, the Mai Dubai Half Marathon offers a range of distances, including 5k, 10k, and the iconic half marathon.

Participate in the Mai Dubai Half Marathon and enjoy the benefits of being part of an exceptional race in a stunning location.

Our running school has a training plan to prepare for this race!

About the race
Mai Dubai Half Marathon
Dubai International Financial Centre

It is a beautiful course that is flat and fast, making it a great opportunity to set a personal best time.

Mai Dubai Half Marathon
Dubai International Financial Centre

The race is for everyone. You can choose between 5k, 10k or 21k distances.

Mai Dubai Half Marathon
Dubai International Financial Centre

If you're looking for a memorable and challenging race experience, the Mai Dubai Half Marathon is definitely worth participating in!

Our training course to run the half marathon
2 to 4 sessions per week

2 to 4 sessions per week. Each session is 90 minutes long under the guidence of our professional coach. We choose the best places to run: Dubai American Academy stadium, Kite Beach and Palm Jumeirah. Both places have soft running tracks, which are comfortable and safe to run.

Detailed preparation plan

You will follow our detailed training plan. It includes not only 2-4 sessions that our coach lead but also some homework: easy runs, strength exercises, and recovery activity. We divide preparation into three parts.

In the first part, we will gain base strength and base endurance.

During the second phase, we will be training speed, special strength, and speed endurance.

The last phase will allow you to be on the race day in your best condition and show the best result possible.

Following this program, you will achieve your goal and finish the race with a smile on your face!

Support from coaches and the team

We will provide you with our branded guide to tell you not only about the training process but also about dieting and recovery. Our coaches are always happy to answer any questions. And the team will support and motivate you!

Effective training
2 to 4 sessions per week. Professional coach. Detailed training program. Best places to work out. Homework, recovery, and dieting tips. All you need to make huge progress.
You will be part of a friendly, energetic, and successful team!
Race support
We will help you on the race day: warm up before and recovery after. Many photos of you with your deserved medal.
Training plan

Retractable stageSumming the body to perform a large amount of work. Maximum attention is paid to the technique of running and the correct implementation of running exercises. Training is conducted to increase stamina.


Stage of strength trainingThe development of leg muscle and endurance strengths. Use of running on hills both in cross running and in running on segments.


Speed-power stageGradual increase in the volume of cross-country running, conducting circuit training to maintain and develop strength. Conducting a control start to monitor the development of the student and make adjustments to the training plan.

September - October

Preparation for the raceLong runs, rhythmic runs, and uphill runs. Maximum attention to stretching, S&C, and recovery.

October 29

Final eventMai Dubai Half Marathon


Level 1
Level 2
Dubai American Academy
Palm Jumeirah
Long run
Dubai American Academy


3 times a week
Mai Dubai Half Marathon
2 to 4 coached running session per week
Guidance from professional coaches
Work on your running technique
Training sessions in the best places in Dubai
Detailed training plan
Friendly and supportive community
Race support
Race date
October 29
Half marathon, 10 and 5km
  • How long is one training session?

    The duration of training sessions is: Tempo and sessions — 1:30 hours Long run — 2 hours

  • What does my current level of running have to be to prepare for the race

    The race is for any level. For beginners, we would recommend setting a goal to run 10 kilometers. If you have already finished one 5 or 10k race you can prepare for the half marathon

  • What happens if I miss a training session?

    One or two missed sessions is not crucial. We will send you a homework for independent training. But if you are traveling to another city where one of our branches are located at, then you can train there.

  • How will I find a group on the first workout?

    We will send you detailed instructions and a phone number of our coordinator from the Headquarters to you by email.

  • Is the payment for the race registration included in the cost?

    No, you have to buy the slot yourself through the official website.

  • Could I go through medical examination before the course begins?

    Yes, it is recommended to do a medical checkup before starting training and repeat these checkups at least once a year