The Santa Run
You better watch out because the North Pole is taking over Dubai Festival City. Set against the background of the Dubai Creek, the latest Santa Run in Dubai will take place on 13 December. Dress in your holiday best and run a track in the residential community alongside all the other Santas in town. There's a 2.5km run for kids and a 5km distance for adults of all skill-sets, so bring the whole family along to work up a sweat this winter season.
Particpants not only get access to the limited-time Santa's Grotto but also receive a free Santa hat, beard and t-shirt. If you dress like the man of the season on race day, you also put yourself in the running for a prize for the best dressed Santa. The event is organised by RaceME and is a fun way to welcome the holiday with a playful fitness challenge. Note that there is limited space and registration for The Santa Run closes on 11 December.