What’s On announces Electric Run Dubai. November has been confirmed as the month for the popular fun run in Dubai, and Abu Dhabi in 2016.

One of the planet’s most popular fun runs has announced it is coming to Dubai.

The Electric Run will touchdown in the emirate in November (and Abu Dhabi in the new year), following the likes of London, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore and Sydney. In total, 15 countries have hosted the event.

Electric Run Dubai - first details

More than one million people have taken part in the 5km night race, hailed as the biggest of its kind, around the world since its inception in 2013.

Beyond a simple pavement pounding, the event sees the course split into seven ‘lands’, including Rainforest, Rainbow Road, Electric Avenue and Under The Sea, each heavily stylised and artistic. Runners can expect to see giant installations, street art and plenty of neon lighting.

Daman ActiveLife, the same group behind the likes of The Color Run and TriYas, are helping organise the Middle East debut. The exact venue has yet to be confirmed.

“Electric Run is a phenomenally successful global brand and we are delighted to be bringing it to the Middle East,” the international agency Fast Track, said. “No matter how old, how fit, or how cool, everyone is welcome to join and be a part of this thrilling experience.”

Electric Run Dubai - first details

Fonder Dan Hill, added: “When we created Electric Run we wanted an event where people can entertain all their senses in a space that is family and spectator-friendly. Electric Run has fast become the favourite and most exciting addition to the new wave of experience-led running events and I am looking forward to see how the UAE will make it its own, bringing together people from all walks of life.”

For more information visit electricrun.ae