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26 Dec 2018 | 12:54 AM UTC

UAE: Disruptions likely during Dubai Marathon January 25

United Arab Emirates News Alert

Dubai Marathon to be held on January 25; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dubai). COUNTRY/REGION Dubai

Event

The annual Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon will be held on Friday, January 25. The marathon will begin at 07:00 (local time) on Umm Suqeim Road near Madinat Jumeirah and will continue along Al Sufouh and Jumeirah Beach Road before reaching the Dubai Police Academy. Significant transportation disruptions are anticipated on the marathon route. An increased security presence is also expected throughout Dubai for the duration of the marathon.

Context

Approximately 30,000 competitors take part in the race each year.

Advice

Individuals in Dubai should be prepared for significant transportation disruptions along the route of the marathon. Remain vigilant and report any suspicious objects or individuals to the police.

 

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