Take part in the Al Maha 10km Fun Run for a desert adventure

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Close on the heels of Dubai Fitness Challenge, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is launching their fifth edition of the Al Maha 10km Fun Run.

Held at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on Saturday, November 25th, the event offers participants the chance to experience a unique trek across the captivating scenes of the desert, all for a worthy cause.

Set in a lush palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Maha plays a significant role in achieving and maintaining the conservation objectives. The desert resort epitomises the heritage, culture and architecture of the Bedouins, and also offers guests a true sense of desert adventure.

The Al Maha 10km Fun Run allows participants to run, walk or jog in a benevolent race through the majestic dunes.

For Dh100 per participant, they will race along an enchanting track, ending at the desert event site where they will enjoy a post-race fruit feast and fresh beverages during the prize giving ceremony.

All notable runners will be awarded with one raffle ticket, which will be entered into a grand draw with amazing prizes including day packages as well as an overnight stay at the resort, valued over Dh10,000.

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The Al Maha 10km Fun Run is also linked to the ‘Road to Awareness’ initiative, a Marriott/Starwood fundraiser campaign in association with Al Jalila foundation, one of the 28 member entities under Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, which works on improving human life.

Following on from the success of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, the Al Maha Fun Run encourages fitness enthusiasts to participate and follows the government’s footsteps of promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle as an optimum way of life.

“We are so delighted that the government of Dubai has taken fitness to a national level with the Dubai Fitness Challenge,” said Patrick Antaki – Complex General Manager, Le Meridien Al Aqah, Fujairah and Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa.

“Now in our fifth year with the Al Maha Fun Run, we have every intention to take this further year after year, doing our bit for the wellbeing of our society. We invite all fitness addicts and nature lovers to join us for a wonderful day out in nature.”

What: Al Maha 10km Fun Run
Where: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
When: Saturday, November 25 from 14:30, with registration closing on November 21
Contact: Visit www.hopasports.com to sign up

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Popular Irish pub McGettigan's opens fifth Dubai location

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There are few venues in the UAE better suited to take in live sport than McGettigan’s and the popular establishment has added a fifth Dubai location to cater to even more visitors.

The Irish pub and restaurant is already a fan favourite in the UAE, thanks to its buzzing environment, live sport, music, comedy, and food and drink.

Now, McGettigan’s patrons can get the same Irish craic they know and love at the newest location in the UAE, the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah on JBR Walk.

Not only is the JBR venue the fifth venue in Dubai, but it’s also the seventh location in the country. However, it’s the first one next to the beach, making it a prime spot at the iconic Hilton hotel that was previously occupied by local stalwart Studio One.

Situated in the heart of JBR Walk, visitors also have the option to hit The Beach, shop, dine or just stroll through Dubai Marina nearby.

Dennis McGettigan, CEO of McGettigan’s Group, said: “We are both delighted and proud to establish this partnership with

Hilton, and look forward to opening what will be a great addition to the McGettigan’s portfolio, in one of the most well established beach properties in Dubai.”

When it comes to watching live sport, McGettigan’s is always a popular choice.

With their range of large screen televisions, it’ll be the perfect spot to watch everything from rugby to football, GAA to golf and cricket to UFC. Whatever sport you’re a fan of, McGettigan’s will have you covered during their hours of operation, which run form 16:00 to 03:00.

There’s also Happy Hour running daily from 16:00 to 20:00 (until 21:00 on Thursdays), meaning you can stop by after work with your colleagues and bond at the watering hole.

And, of course, McGettigan’s wouldn’t be what it is without its hearty Irish menu. Enjoy favourites like Fish & Chips, Irish Stew, Prime Rib-Eye and more, while feasting on breakfast, lunch and dinner with a range of offers and promotions throughout the week.

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McGettigan’s Irish menu has everything from pub favourites to signature dishes.

Check out the newest McGettigan’s location and see for yourself why it’s a go-to spot for sport, entertainment and dining.

What: McGettigan’s new location
Where: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah on JBR Walk
When: Open daily from 16:00 to 03:00
Contact: Visit www.mcgettigans.com for more information

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Sign up for SST Super Triathlon at Rashid School for Boys in Dubai

Denzil Pinto 15/11/2017
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On a good run: The SST Super Sprint is a fresh take on the traditional triathlon.

The SST Super Sprint Triathlon Series gets under way this Saturday and if you want to hop on your bike, there’s still time to sign up ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

To be held at Rashid School for Boys in Dubai, the event consists of short, technical and intense races, mixing up the standard swim, cycle and run disciples – lending a new and exciting perspective to racing triathlons.

Sanctioned by Dubai Sports Council, contestants will swim 100m, cycle for 3km and then run for 1km.

“This race format will allow athletes to do the same course in three separate races but in three different formats,” explains race director Warren van der Merwe from Super Sports Events, the company organising the day.

“Race One will follow the run – bike – swim format. Everyone will have 30 minutes to finish the course and then Race Two will start. “If you have not completed the course within the 30 minutes, you may not start Race Two and will have to wait for Race Three.

So the sooner you finish the more time you will have to rest before the start of Race Two. “In the second race – Race Two – it will follow the format bike – swim – run but start with a short run to spread the field out before entering transition.

“Once again you will have 30 minutes to finish this race. The final race of the day will be a swim – bike – run where swimmers will start in intervals of five seconds and then complete the course within 30 minutes.”

Pedal to the metal: Get on your bike in short and sharp bursts at the Rashid School for Boys on Saturday.

Compete at the Rashid School for Boys this Saturday.

“SST Triathlon Championship ranking points will be awarded to the overall finish rankings and these will accumulate over four different races, with the top 20 men and top 10 ladies receiving free entry to TriYAS (the region’s only day to night triathlon) early next year,” he added.

Male and female categories will be divided in to the following age groups: under 13 years, 14 to 18 years, 19-39 years, 40+ years with medals for top three in each category.

In addition, there will be overall trophies for the top three males and females.

WHAT: SST Super Triathlon

WHERE: Rashid School for Boys, Dubai

WHEN: Saturday November 18 at 15:00

CONTACT: For info or to register, visit www.supersportsuae.com

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