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Listen up fitness aficionados! Ditch your gym and head to these stunning jogging tracks in the city for a refreshing run. Most of them are FREE!
1. Jumeirah Beach
Extending from the Dubai Marina Beach Resort and Spa up to the foot of the Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah track runs all the way through Kite Beach, covering a good 14 km.
The beach also has designated spots to go swimming, practice yoga, and participate in water sport activities, creating a perfect environment for fitness enthusiasts. Given its pristine location, there are tons of eateries that serve sumptuous breakfast. So, feel free to grab a protein-packed breakfast post the jog!
2. Al Ittihad Park
Located at the pristine Palms, Al Ittihad Park is a haven for all those who love running amidst a green setting. The track spans a distance of 2.7 km, lined with trees and lush greenery. You can also find nifty work-out stations and a playground for your kids to have fun while you run. While the distance is not something that might fancy you, the Instagram-Worthy setting is sure to make you go back!
Address: Palm Jumeirah
3. Safa Park
The perimeter of the Safa Park at Al Wasl is a paradise for joggers- thanks to the cushiony jogging track! Spanning a distance of 3.5 km, the track is often inhabited by jogger groups practising for marathons or having a healthy competition. And the biggest plus is that you can access the track even when the park is closed. Drop into the Pantry cafe at Al Wasl for some post-workout refuelling.
Where: Al Wasl, Sheikh Zayed Rd
Timings: Everyday, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
4. Dubai Marina
Decked with stunning views and delectable restaurants, its no surprise that the Dubai Marina made it to this list. While there is no dedicated running path, this 8 km track is still a haven for fitness freaks, thanks to the buzzing life and the eye-catchy view. The only sore point is that it tends to get a bit too busy at times with pedestrian traffic.
5. Creek Park
Seated on the edge of Dubai Creek, this park is one of the oldest parks in Dubai. Featuring vast acres of lawns, botanical gardens and children’s play areas, the park is a perfect spot for joggers and picnickers. Pay up a small fee of AED 5 and enjoy a refreshing run with the backdrop of the Dubai skyline.
Address: Al Riyadh Street
Timings: Sunday- Wednesday: 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, Thursday-Saturday: 08:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m