Photos: Hundreds run in Dubai to say 'We Are All Responsible'
Published on October 23, 2020 at 12.59
More than 400 runners from over 40 countries took part in the 2020 Mai Dubai City Half Marathon on Friday morning.
The event was the first mass-running event held in the UAE since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year's event saw participants taking part in three different categories - 5km, 10km and 21km - with all three categories starting and finishing in front of the Gate Building in DIFC.
All three categories started and finished in front of the Gate Building in DIFC.
Organised under the auspices of Dubai Sports Council and supported by the Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the event also featured a range of innovative measures to ensure the safety of all participants.
The organisers had called in experts from the UK to draft the precautionary and safety protocols for the race.
The new and improved route for this year's run took participants on a 5km loop through the heart of DIFC, providing runners with breathtaking views of such spectacular sights as the iconic Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers, and the glittering Museum of the Future.
Drive-through race pack collection reduced participants' touch points while contactless temperature checks were conducted for all before and after the race.
Automatic no-touch sanitisation and water distribution, enhanced sterilisation and cleaning regimes in key areas; and staggered race start times also ensured safe management of runners.
Mohaamed Mira, runner-up of the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon.
Mohaamed Mira, winner (right) and Harambource Jean Cloude, runner-up of the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon.