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55580 27 Oct 2019

Dubai International Financial Centre to Welcome Almost 2,000 People to the City Half Marathon

City half marathon for 2.5km, 5km, 10km or 21km run.

Dubai, UAE, 24 October 2019: Official Venue Partner and a global top 10 international financial centre, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), will host the City Half Marathon where almost 2,000 people will take to the streets for a 2.5km, 5km, 10km or 21km run.

The City Half Marathon will commence in front of The Gate Building and roam around DIFC, giving participants the chance to take in the sights of Downtown Dubai before ending with some complimentary food and beverages, sport massages, grooming for men & women and more, courtesy of the DIFC’s extensive range of cafes, entertainment and lifestyle outlets.

Activities will take place at Gate Avenue in DIFC, such as complimentary yoga, kids’ workshops, mini massages and free goodie bags will also be offered to visitors by DIFC retailers, ensuring that it is a fun-filled morning for all participants and their families.

The spectacular event highlights the DIFC as a top lifestyle destination in Dubai, adding to its strong base for business. The following DIFC retailers will make notable contributions to the success of the City Half Marathon: Healthy Little Secrets, Craving Busters, Kava and Chai, Keventeers, Skin III, London Dairy Bistro, Sartoria Rossi, Pret A Manger, Inspire yoga and Pilates Fitness, The Nail Spa and the Marque, Hummingbird Early Learning Centre, Four Seasons Hotel DIFC, Up and Running Medical Clinic, Nstyle, Soulfull, Barberia Italiana Grooming Lounge and Beegoodi Speciality Gifts and Accessories.



About Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world’s most advanced financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of USD 7.7 trillion.

With a 15-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects these fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.

DIFC is home to an internationally recognised, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region’s largest financial ecosystem of more than 24,000 professionals working across over 2,200 active registered companies – making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.

The Centre’s vision is to drive the future of finance. Today, it offers one of the region’s most comprehensive FinTech and venture capital environments, including cost-effective licensing solutions, fit-for-purpose regulation, innovative accelerator programmes, and funding for growth-stage start-ups.

Comprising a variety of world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels and public spaces, DIFC continues to be one of Dubai’s most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations.

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