You better watch out, because The Dubai Festival City Santa Run is coming to town. Dash along the water’s edge and through the picturesque Dubai Festival City decked in your festive best for the latest edition of the Santa Run.
The race covers a 5km route, but shorter 1km and 2.5km distances are also available for children, so the whole family can get involved in this merry community event. And if your costume is up to par, you might be in the running to win the title of Best Dressed Santa, which comes with exciting prizes.
There’s more than just the run to lift your spirits on the day. Participants get access to Santa’s Grotto and even receive free festive-themed goodies. So sign up, break a sweat and start your holiday celebrations with this cheery contest.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
The Dubai Santa run is taking place around Dubai Festival City mall along the Dubai creek. There is a dedicated car park for all race entrants within Novo CINEMA Car Park GOLD section.
Please follow the signage towards NOVO Cinema Parking. Follow the signs from Al Rebat street towards Festival Centre and head straight towards Holiday Inn Hotel. After passing the hotel you will find the entrance towards Novo Cinema Parking. Marshals will guide you from the car park to the ground floor mall level until you reach the race village and start venue. Please try to be early to avoid delays or traffic as we’re expecting a lot of people.
RACE PACK COLLECTION
You can collect your Dubai Santa Run pack on December 13 from 7am onwards. Please follow the signs towards the Santa Run registration area located at Festival Square. Please bring your event registration (printout) and Emirates ID and collect your pack at the respective zone A,B,C,D or E. Once registered please proceed to the Festival City Santa grotto.
Your bag will contain:
Race Number – A bib with your race number must be clearly visible on your front for the duration of the race. Please use an elastic race belt or safety pins for your race number. Each run will start with a different colour race number. Please make sure the colour of the race bib in your race pack matches the colour shown on the information board. It is compulsory to wear these numbers.
Bag drop area – You can leave your personal items at the bag drop area inside the athlete’s village. Please make sure your Dubai Festival City Half draw string bag has your race number clearly written on it. Bags can be collected after the Run is completed. Please note that we cannot take any responsibility for your personal belongings during the event and you will only be able to reclaim your bag with your corresponding bib
No timing system – Please note that Dubai Santa Run is a fun run with no official timing. There will be timing clocks at the finish line which allow you to retrieve your overall running time
- December 10, 2021 07:00Race Check In Opens
- December 10, 2021 09:00Races Start
Dubai Festival City is one of the most famous must-visit tourist places in Dubai. Select from a fantastic range of retail brands and department stores, catering to a shopper’s delight, to a variety of cuisines for all food enthusiasts. If you’re staying overnight in Dubai Festival City, get spoilt for choice with 4 world-class hotels that provide excellent service and comfort for short and long-term stays.
Dubai Festival City is an incredible place to live for both working professionals and families. So if you’re looking for an apartment to rent or buy, discover luxury apartments available in a thriving residential community. Whatever you’re looking to do, Dubai Festival City should be a first on your list of things to do in Dubai.