Crazy amazing races in Dubai

The temperature in Dubai is getting less and less scorching by the day. We can now all leave the confines of our air-conditioned rooms and get active outdoors. There is so much to see and do in Dubai, and this is exactly the perfect time of the year to do it.

If you are the sporty and active kind, check out these unique racing events all lined up for you to have an extraordinary time while running that track.

Desert Warrior Challenge (October 17)
Tauted as an extreme military-style endurance obstacle course, the Desert Warrior Challenge is a true test of the willpower and determination of its participants. It involves a 10-kilometer track of up to 24 different obstacle courses that warriors go through individually or in a team. It’s the first extreme obstacle course race in Dubai, and it happens on October 17 at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa. Website:

Contagion Run (October 31) 
This Halloween, run from zombies or be a zombie yourself in the city's first zombie-themed 5-km obstacle course. A popular race in the world, it's now Dubai’s turn to be infected. The race will be held at the Nad Al Sheba cycling track on October 31. Registration for zombies is Dhs50 and Dhs250 for survivors. Website:

Ice Warrior Challenge (November 1)
If the desert is not your thing, then check the other end of the spectrum with the Ice Warrior Challenge happening in Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. The toughest commando assault course on snow is now on its third year, and features a cargo net crawl, the zorb ball maze, and a black run climb. Registration fee is Dhs200. Website:

Colour Run (November 29)
The “Happiest 5K on the Planet” returns on November 29 at the Dubai Autodrome. Bringing forth a message of happiness, the event is open to kids and adults of all ages and backgrounds. Runners wearing white shirts are sprayed with neon colors as they go around the course as well as at the end of the race where DJs blast music for everyone to groove to. Registration opened 0n August 28 and costs Dhs140. Website:

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