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DUBAI
FEBRUARY 2025

Feb 22nd - 6 Nights

Prices From £2449 | DEPOSIT ONLY £489

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Accommodation: 5* Hotel & Glamping

Running: 7 Runs. Inc 42km Marathon

Terrain: 80% Paths, 20% Sand / Trail

Maximum Places: 16 (Single / Double Occ)

Ability: Level 1 - ALL  [Difficulty Pyramid]

Focus: Luxury & Unique

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- Early Bird Deposits From £489 - 

Book now with 20% Deposit

Itinerary

Join us for an epic week of running and exploring in one of the most exciting modern cities in the world. Dubai is the electrifying heartbeat of the Middle East, that truly has it all, think of a shimmering skyline emerging from a sandy desert dune oasis. Your first 5 nights on Dubai marina will be spent in luxury 5* accomodation situated a stones throw from the beach, pool and iconic Dubai Palm. You will be perfectly located for an array of sun-drenched runs and activities in and around Dubai which will include a sunset sail on a private yacht, a desert bbq in a traditional Bedoin camp and a day in old Dubai, wandering the Gold Souks and riding an Abra down the creek. Led by Nick Butter, you will enjoy different distance runs each morning, including the 42km run as a group where you will run from one side of Dubai to the other, beginning in the marina, bouncing along the bright beach track at Kite Beach, all the way to the canal in Downtown where you will be at the base of the Burj Khalifa. To end the trip on a high you will have the once-in-a lifetime experience to sleep under a starry Arabian night sky in a spacious, luxurious and beautifully decorated Polaris tent. On the final day you will be transported to this magical oasis, to enjoy the pool during the day and campfire at night.

Day 1 - Saturday 22nd Feb 2025

Welcome to Dubai, the sun-drenched, spectacular Arabian gulf where you will be spending the next week. We promise you, this will be a holiday to remember. We will meet at your 5* hotel accomodation where you can spend the afternoon chilling by the pool, having a dip in the sea, wandering the marina and getting to know the other runners in the group. Nick will then lead the first run of the trip, a 5k sunset run around the harbour admiring the magnificent yachts, before dinner together. Top Tip: If you want the best deal for this trip - find a friend or partner to bring along and you will secure your place at a reduced rate!

Day 2 - Sunday 23rd Feb 2025

We will take things easy on the first morning for anyone with jet lag, let's loosen the legs after travelling, with an 8k jog around the marina, past the JBR Beach promenade and over the bridge to Blue Waters Island. Here we will all enjoy a brunch/lunch in the sun looking back on the magnificent Dubai marina skyline. Today's exursion will be one to remember as we head into the desert for an afternoon of Dune bashing, quad bikes and sand surfing. We'll then spend the evening in a traditional bedouin camp with a BBQ and show.

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Day 3 - Monday 24th Feb 2025

On the third day we embark on the highlight of the trip, the full marathon distance. The stunning 42km route will take you from one side of Dubai to the other, beginning in the marina, bouncing along the bright beach track at Kite Beach, all the way to the canal in Downtown where you will be practically at the base of the Burj Khalifa. There is always an option to jump on an electric bike, with stations dotted along the way if you don't fancy doing the full 42k. After a huge effort in the morning, you will be treated to a chilled sunset yacht experience, leaving from the marina, docking for a swim and relaxing while you watch the beautiful blue skies change to pale pinks, auburn oranges and yellows - the sun sets really are special here.

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Day 4 - Tuesday 25th Feb 2025

A visit to Dubai isn't complete without stepping onto the iconic Palm, and what better way than run the outer edge. The length of the crescent is 11km, for those who want to run more, you can do an out and back! Today will be action packed, starting at Old Dubai, a complete contrast to the modern, glitzy skyscrapers you have seen so far. You will wander the Gold Souk set alongside the Creek, hop on an authentic Abra boat for one Dirham, and cross the water stopping at locals favourite Arabian tea house for a light lunch. Downtown Dubai is nearby so we will stop to see the renowned fountain spectacle outside the Burj Khalifa, an incredible display of lights, motion, music and water acrobatics. To end a brilliant day, we will grab a bite to eat and drink at the Timeout Market for dinner.

Day 5 - Wednesday 26h Feb 2025

Today is totally up to you! Feel free to take a rest day from running, of course if you do want to, Nick and the team will be up for it so we'll be ready with a route in case! We want to give you a free day to be completely at your leisure, to make sure you do everything you want to in Dubai, whether that is chilling on the beach, a day at the waterpark, mooching around the shops in Dubai mall or visiting Sheik Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The city is yours to explore! Please note, only accommodation is included today. Activities and food is up to you.

Day 6 - Thursday 27th Feb 2025

For our final day in the marina we will soak up the 7k stretch of waterside promenade before having the buffet breakfast and packing your bags for a very special final treat to end the holiday. Get ready for a night to remember - at midday you will be whisked off to 'Terra Solis', a magical oasis set in the Arabian desert on the outskirts of Dubai. Completely disconnect from the outside world, read a book by the pool during the day and enjoy a peaceful campfire by night. In this totally unique glamping experience, you will sleep under a starry Arabian night sky in a spacious, luxurious and beautifully decorated Polaris tent with a comfortable double bed.

Day 7 - Friday 28th Feb 2025

Sadly all good things come to an end. Having journeyed back from the desert in the morning, and after a whirl wind week with over 60km running, and a range of activities it's time for the week to come to a close. Today you'll have lunch with us and say your goodbyes. We'll likely be around for the rest of the day if you'd like to hang around longer. Officially your time with us will conclude by 12:00 miday. Exchange numebrs, take a group photo, pack your bags. See you soon.

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- Double Occupancy Discount - 

Save up to £200 each

Highlights

- Early Bird Places Available -

Save up to £250 each

Included

Accommodation

5 x Nights at Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach 1 x Final Night at Terra Solis Polaris Tent Glamping Experience

Running

7 x Runs with Nick. You can take part in all of the runs, some of them, or none at all. 1 x 5km, 1 x 8km, 1 x 42km, 1 x 11km, 1x 7km x 2 optional runs.

Meals

6 x 5* Continental Breakfast Buffet every morning, 6 x Lunch & Dinner. (note: lunch & dinner on the free day is not included)

Travel

All travel within your weekend is included. All you need to do, is get to us on Friday. (and get home again)

Activities

Runs with Nick,

Sunset Boat Trip,

Dune Bashing in the desert

 

Photos

Nick and the team will be taking photos throughout the weekend. You'll be sent these via a link post weekend.

Not Included

Travel

You must make your own way to and from Dubai - we meet at the hotel.

Travel Insurance. You must come prepared with appropriate travel insurance.

Extras

All drinks. Additional food / snacks on marathon route. Option to add Quad biking in the desert

Kit

You'll need clothes. Run gear, casual beach clothes, decent footwear and any bags, bottles etc you may want for the runs

Early Bird

Standard

Limited Availability

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Occupancy

Double
Occupancy*

Single
Occupancy

Double
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*Based on two places purchased at the same time. All rooms are shared.

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Run Leader

Nick Butter

You'll be running with Nick.

 

Nick is very keen for every Run Weekend to be as inclusive as possible. Runners of all abilities, shapes and sizes, ages and genders, and from all walks of life. Nick has a vast wealth of experience. Many running world records, multiple best selling running books, dozens of awards, and has completed over 1013 marathons. You're in good hands.

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Packing List

Suggestions:

  • Running Shoes (Trail or Road)

  • Socks x 2 or 3

  • Shorts x 2

  • T-Shirt / Vest x 2

  • Lightweight Waterproof / Windproof x 1

  • Long Sleeve Breathable x 1

  • Running Bag (2-3 litres minimum)​​

  • Lightweight beach bag & towel​​

  • Medical / Allergies Card

  • Head Torch & Sun Cream

  • Hand Sanitiser & Suncream

  • Long Trousers or Skirt

  • Warm Jumper for the desert at night

Optional

  • Camera

  • Watch & Charger

  • £50 - £100 of UAE Dirham (markets)

  • Lightweight Battery Pack & Cable

  • Smart(er) outfit for evening meals

  • Swim clothes

  • Gloves if your fingers get cold (early mornings)

  • Extra casual daytime outfit 

  • Extra snacks or drinks

  • Pain Killers / Antiinflamatories

  • Waterproof phone case (for the boat)

  • Top Tip: Backup your phone before you come incase you drop it.

 SECURE YOUR RUN WEEKEND 
 DEPOSIT ONLY 20% 

Pay in full, or just 20% at checkout and the rest no later than 60 days before your Run Weekend.

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