Over the years a large number of expatriates sporting groups and organisations working in the outdoors or sporting arena have been established in the UAE. Below is a list of some useful links for runners, athletes and outdoor types

Desert Road Runners

Road running group who meet every Saturday evening at 6:30pm at Safa (suffer) park for a one/two lap predictor. Also organise a number of running events. Contact Graham Rafferty 050 6243213 or email Graham

Dubai Creek Striders

Running group set up by Malcolm Murphy in Dubai in 1995 to train for longer distance events such as the Dubai Marathon and Two Oceans & Comrades runs in South Africa. Check out the website or contact Malcolm Murphy.



ABRaS AC is a Dubai based athletics club primarily focused on endurance running. They are a group of enthusiastic runners who enjoy training hard and racing on the road & other surfaces. ABRaS AC welcomes runners of all abilities to come along and run in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.