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The 6 Best Running Tracks In Dubai

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OK, so
you may have a treadmill in your building gym, but when you live in such a
beautiful place as Dubai – who wants to be stuck indoors? Here are some of the
city's best free running tracks to make the most of.

Jumeirah Beach

What better way
to kickstart your day than with a run along one of the most iconic strips of
Dubai coastline? Beginning at Dubai Marine Resort down in Jumeirah 1, this
newly developed track runs all the way through Kite Beach and ends 14km later
near the foot of the Burj Al Arab. With the sea to your right and palm fronds
aplenty to your left (or the other way around, depending on where you start)
it's worth stopping at one of the rests en route just to Instagram something
smug.

JLT

Quickly replacing
the Marina as the hottest place to live in Dubai (minus the traffic!) JLT has
undergone a bit of a facelift in recent years. One of the best bits is the
free-for-all fitness facilities. Not only is there a nifty little running
track, there are also some challenging monkey bars that are impossible to pass
without giving a go. Post run, why not jog over to The Fit Food Kitchen
(cluster J) and pick up a protein-packed breakfast?

Al Ittihad
Park, The Palm

Dubai's Palm
Jumeirah is striking at the best of times, but to go running on it's next level
stunning. The rubber running track at Al Ittihad Park runs the length of the
'trunk' of the adjoining island, and offers a lap of 2.7km. There are plenty of
stationary work-out stations to make the most of along the way, as well as
playgrounds if you have kids in tow. Shakespeare & Co also have a trackside
cafe to grab some breakfast with your fitness fam.

Safa Park

A favourite among
the Dubai running community, Safa Park's 3.4km spongy running track is the
original picturesque place to get your jog on. Running around the circumference
of the park (and around quite a bit of construction work, so be prepared to add
a bit of time on for that) it feels like a slice of suburban paradise. Pop into
the Pantry Cafe in Al Wasl square for some refueling post workout.

Al Barsha Pond
Park

If you
found yourself at one of the cult Ripe Markets towards the end of last year,
chances are you would have been blown away by the cuteness of Al Barsha Pond
Park. Just under 2km long, the springy running track within it passes through
beautiful landscaped gardens as well as the aforementioned pond, which is a
pretty charming route. There aren't any refreshments on site, but there are
markers every 100m and decent public toilets. It stays open until 10pm, for all
you night-owls.

The Beach, JBR

This is
definitely one for the early birds, as once the crowds start to arrive at JBR
The Beach you won't be able to run more than five feet without bumping into a
family of dawdlers. But, it's a great track, and still new so extra bouncy. If
you fancy mixing up your workout there's also a free outside gym to get to
grips with. Given it's prime destination, there are tons of places to grab
something to eat and drink post-jog, but we'd recommend Eggspectation for its
creative use of our protein-packed friend!

(Treat yourself after with these Milkshakes You NEED To Drop Everything For In JBR)

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