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Santa Run is back at Dubai Festival City Mall on December 10

Wed 23 Nov 2022    
| 2 min read

Dubai: It’s time to count down the days for the most anticipated festive run of the season, the Dubai Festival City’s Santa Run! The Santa Run returns for its fifth year on December 10 at the Dubai Festival City Mall.

Organized by RaceME in association with the Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Festival City Santa Run offers three distances — 1km, and 2.5km and the more seasoned runners can register themselves for the 5km distance. Families can also bring their children aged 4-12 years old to run for free. Known as one of the most scenic and fun running events, the Santa Run will start at Dubai Festival City Promenade overlooking Dubai Creek and the city skyline and finish at the Festive Market at Dubai Festival City Mall.

Registered runners will receive a free Santa T-shirt, beard, and a Santa hat, as well as participants, are also encouraged to get creative and come in their own Santa costumes to stand a chance to win one of the best-dressed Santa prizes with a top prize of 1,000AED in Dubai Festival City Mall Gift Cards. Dashing through the bay, families with the best-decorated stroller could also stand a chance to win the ‘Best Santa Sleigh Rockets Stroller’ category.

At the event, participants and their families are welcome to experience the Festive Market at the Race Village located in Dubai Festival City Mall, which will have plenty of giveaways for all ages to look forward to. A wide variety of refreshments will also be available at the market along with the opportunity to shop from various retailers.

Dubai Festival City is a vibrant, destination that brings visitors and their families together to enjoy entertainment, hospitality, and leisure offerings. Residents across the UAE are welcome to come out as a family and encourage each other to get to the finish line at this year’s Santa Run.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, December 10th, 2022

Distances: 1km, 2.5km & 5km

Venue: Dubai Festival City

The DFC Santa Run will open its doors at 7.30 am for participants to collect their Santa outfits and those interested to participate can register online at

For more details on Dubai Festival City, please visit

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