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Run With the Determined Ones at the EmiratesNBD Unity Run

Join residents and visitors of all abilities in taking part in the fourth edition of the EmiratesNBD Unity Run

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21 October 2019

Last updated on 21 October 2019
Run With the Determined Ones at the EmiratesNBD Unity Run

You can't miss this community event

Set to return on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at Dubai Silicon Oasis, the EmiratesNBD Unity Run is back to support UAE residents and guests from all walks of life.

Last year saw over 5,000 participants from all abilities, underlining how a little determination and support can encourage people to achieve more.

There's no better time to participate as the event is part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, a city-wide initiative dedicated to promoting an active and healthy lifestyle among Dubai residents.

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The Emirates NBD Unity Run is held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and organised under the umbrella of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Community Sports Initiative.

The event is an active supporter of the Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Senses Residential and Day Care Centre and Emirates Red Crescent.

Ruth Dickinson, Event Director for the community event, said, "This year’s Emirates NBD Unity Run is a special celebration of the UAE Year of Tolerance and brings together the community highlighting the wonderful diversity of people living in the UAE."

She added that "participating is a fun way to get the whole community included in the movement whilst supporting people of determination and the cause for tolerance and inclusion."

Run With the Determined Ones at the EmiratesNBD Unity Run

What's happening for the 2019 event?

The event includes a fun three-kilometer walk followed by a ten-kilometer run.

Trophies will be awarded to the top rankings in the ten- kilometer run, and there are special spot prizes for participants in the three-kilometer walk, which will include entertainment and marching bands along the route.

The Unity Village will be a fun festive fair full of family activities such as:

  • The ARTE Market
  • Sporting displays by Special Olympics UAE and Paralympics UAE
  • School dance competitions
  • Art displays
  • Children's bouncy castles
  • Kids' activities
  • Food trucks and refreshments

In celebration of the UAE Year of Tolerance, the Unity Village will showcase international cultural pavilions from around the world, organised by embassies, consulates and cultural groups based in the UAE.

There will be a symbolic Tolerance Tree planting ceremony with representatives from embassies and consulates based in the UAE taking part.

How to register

Registration costs AED 195 for adults, AED 105 for youths aged 11 - 17 years old, and AED 55 for kids aged 5 to 10 years old.

People of determination and their companions go free.

Each ticket is inclusive of entry of the EmiratesNBD Unity Run, a special event t-shirt, wrist band, race pack with giveaway goodies, access to the Unity Village, and a certificate upon completion.

Companies interested in joining in can avail corporate entry tickets.

For more details about registration and where to buy your tickets, visit the official website here:



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