Sunday, December 15, 2013

Color Run Dubai

Yesterday I did my first Color Run in Dubai, I had a fantastic time. The vibe was electric. There were over 8,500 participants from all over the world. 
My friend and I had booked a hotel for the night, so we got up nice and early to get to the race site around 8 am (the race was starting at 9).

As you can see I wrapped my head in a white tank top to prevent it from getting powder in it. I know I look like a chef.

 Before I continue let me tell you what the Color Run is.  The Color Run is a 5 km race that touts itself as 'the happiest 5k on earth'. Every kilometer there is colored power that is thrown at the participants. 

So many people at the start line. They were playing music to get us all hyped. 
The first color was yellow. I must admit they were being a little stingy at this station. But the next station made up for it. 

Red was great and dossed us in powder. 
The next color was blue.  We all looked like smurfs after that station.
Pink was the second to last station and at this point people were rolling around in the powder. I loved that this was a family event and people brought their kids and babies.

The best part of the whole race was the end. There was a huge party and they handed out extra powder packets and there was a dj and everyone was dancing and having an all around great time.

Our before and after! 

If the Color Run is coming to your city I would highly recommend you participate.

Definitely want to do it again next year! 


  1. Hi MissHaneefa, just stumbled upon your blog while doing research on Abu Dhabi. I really enjoy reading your blog, please keep the posts coming. I will be signing up to receive updates. I lived in Saudi Arabia for two years, so I can relate to some of the things you write about. Take care. Sheila

  2. Hi MissHaneefa,
    I am a Jamaican teacher who is interested in teaching in Abu Dhabi. Love your blog you make it sound quite interesting.

  3. Hello Daney! Thank you for reading, if you have any questions feel free to ask.