Though you sweat buckets in the UAE, which is basically like walking through a giant sauna/steam room, running has become quite fashionable with the Jumeirah Janes and Johns
(or shall I say Jumeriah Jameelas and Jafars) of Dubai.
If you're looking for a cool (most importantly free) place to hit the tarmac (or shall I say, special squidgy red running track thingy) look no further.
Bad for: sand-phobes
Bad for: Looking like a showoff ,no squidgy running thing
Go ahead spend the day.
Bad for: Veteran Runners
At the end (or beginning) of al Khail road lies Jumeriah Village Circle, dotted with apartments, townhouses and sand it seems a bit incomplete. Look again and you'll notice a cluster of palm trees randomly placed around what looks like the beginnings of a park, and around this park is a cute little circular running track that is only 1.7kms long. Newbies rejoice!
Drive up all along the trunk of the palm and turn left away from Atlantis and you'll drive up along the outskirts of the palms branches along a beautiful coastline across the marina and JBR. There you can just run and run and run.
Want more ideas? Check these babies out
- TimeOut' Dubai 5 to Try Running Routes
- Gulf New's Is this Dubai's Longest Jogging Track?
- Dubai Runner's Safe Venues for Running in Dubai
- Dubai Running Routes
- The National's On Location Al Barsha Park Dubai
Note: This does NOT mean that I am a runner, I wish i was but I'm too lazy to give it a real efort. Also, I don't so much run as jog, sort of, everylike 2 mins, then walk for like 20mins... where's my cookie?
Where's your favorite place to run?