Abu Dhabi road closures announced ahead of Saturday's Adnoc marathon

The run has an expected field of more than 23,000

Runners at the start line during last year's Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon. Khushnum Bhandari / The National
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Roads will be closed across Abu Dhabi from midnight until 2pm on Saturday for the Adnoc marathon.

Parts of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street will be closed from midnight until 7.30am, Corniche Street will also be off limits from 2am until 2pm.

Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street will close from 3am until 9am, then the marathon route moves on to Sheikh Rashid Bin Saaed Street, which will close to the public in phases between 4am and noon.

"[The] ITC urges road users to drive cautiously and abide by traffic rules and regulations," added the ITC post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Road closures for Saturday's marathon are divided into eight phases, depending where they are on the race route.

The closures begin on King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street at midnight and continue right through until 2pm on Corniche Street.

All races will commence at different locations near the Adnoc headquarters on Corniche Road and finish at the Adnoc Campus, near Bainuna Public Park, organisers told The National in October.

Registration is free for People of Determination and Paralympics participants, underlining the organisers' continued commitment to inclusivity within the UAE.

This event is open to the community, including families and children, with applicants able to register for the following distances: marathon, marathon relay (teams of 2), 10km, 5km and 2.5km.

The event is expected to welcome a record 23,000 participants, including some of the world's elite runners, organisers announced earlier this year.

Updated: December 15, 2023, 7:00 AM