In order to assist the Dubai Marathon on Sunday, February 12, a major route will stay closed, according to the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai.
To accommodate the event’s runners, spectators, and support vehicles, the road closure will happen in stages.
The RTA announced on Twitter that Hessa Street in both directions and Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street from Dubai Expo City will stay closed due to the marathon.
The marathon will be held from 6 AM to 1 PM, and the road closure will start at 6 AM. At 11 AM, the road will reopen gradually; at 1 PM, it will be fully operational.
The 22nd running of the renowned global long-distance road race will unite runners from all over the world with the help of the Dubai Sports Council and assistance from other governmental organizations.
Three running events are available during the marathon: a 42.195 km full marathon for participants over the age of 18, a 10 km road race for individuals over the age of 15, and a 4 km fun run for participants of all ages.
Many elite athletes, like Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa, a former champion and star runner from Ethiopia, are anticipated to compete in the 2017 Dubai Marathon.
The biggest marathon competition in the Middle East will include elite Ethiopian runners Ruti Aga, Gutemi Shone, and Gelete Burka among others in the women’s division.