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Dubai Metro timings extended for Sheikh Zayed Road run


(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Tue 23 Nov 2021, 10:33 PM

Last updated: Wed 24 Nov 2021, 10:48 PM

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Tuesday announced extended Metro timings for the upcoming Dubai Run on Friday, November 26.

The Metro service will start at 3.30am.

The 5km route starts from the Sharjah-bound side of Sheikh Zayed Road and participants wanting to join the run should reach the Dubai World Trade Centre Metro Station.

The 10km route starts from the Abu Dhabi-bound side of Sheikh Zayed Road and participants should reach the Emirates Towers Metro Station.

Runners can head back to the closest metro station after the run, according to the Dubai Fitness Challenge website.

'To ensure the arrival of participants to the #DubaiRUN race, we extended the operating hours of #DubaiMetro in its both Red & Green Lines on Friday, 26 November 2021, with the first trip starting at 3:30am,' the RTA tweeted.

Friday is the grand finale of Dubai Fitness Challenge and it will see the Sheikh Zayed Road transform into a giant jogging track.

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Thousands of people will replace cars on the highway as they jog and walk for the Dubai Run.

He posted an Instagram Story featuring clips of his participation in the run in 2019.

“Are you ready to run?” he asks in the Insta Story.“Join me.”

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to join the run, with a 5km route designed specifically for families and a 10km route for recreational and professional runners.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed led the first Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road in 2019.

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