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Mai Dubai City Half Marathon to be held for first time in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island

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Highly anticipated running event will have Mai Dubai as its title sponsor, along with several supporting partners

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is set to welcome participants in Abu Dhabi for the first time at Yas Island, on May 7, 2023. The event will make its debut in Abu Dhabi, with Mai Dubai as its title sponsor, as a result of its success in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in the past 4 years. The popular marathon, which is also celebrating its 5th anniversary, is one of the most anticipated events on UAE’s sporting calendar and promotes an active lifestyle among participants.

The race includes three distance categories – 5 kms, 10 kms, and the ultimate half marathon 21 kms. All distances begin and end on the Yas Bay Waterfront, with runners taking a 5 km loop on the boardwalk, Etihad Arena, and back along the waterfront. Complimentary buses will take runners from three locations in Dubai to the start line in Abu Dhabi, and back to Dubai afterward. Buses will depart from Dubai Marina, JLT, and Burjuman Metro station. In addition, there will be a number of activities along the route to keep the runners cool and entertained, and all participants will receive a medal, a delicious breakfast box, and a t-shirt.

Abraham Kah, CEO of Mai Dubai, said: “We are delighted to serve as the title sponsor for the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, which will be held for the first time in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. While the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, Dubai edition is in its 5th season, it is certainly a proud moment for Mai Dubai to extend the running event to the Abu Dhabi fitness enthusiast. We want to make sure we reach as many people as possible to promote hydration as an important part of physical fitness. This is part of our continued effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourages good health and wellness in the UAE’s sports community. Through this event, we hope to empower all those who wish to take the first step towards realising their full potential, as well as welcome participants from the running communities around UAE to take part in this inaugural event in Abu Dhabi.

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Steven Matthijs, of Promoseven Sports Marketing, stated: “With the successful Dubai edition celebrating its 5th anniversary and attracting an increasing number of runners each year, we are delighted to announce that Abu Dhabi will be joining the calendar as well. This entails more possibilities to take part in one of the leading running events of Dubai, with the backing of Mai Dubai and several other supporting partners. Our goal is to make each event bigger and better than the previous one, resulting in a positive experience for participants.”

The latest event promises to be an exciting experience for runners from all over the UAE. With Yas Island as the Official Venue Partner, Parachute as the Official Digital Marketing Partner, and Promoseven Sports Marketing as the organisers, the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is poised to set new records this year.

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