Sports Groups

Plenty of Sports Groups around and we are aiming to list them here. Please let us know which ones you think should be added to our directory. Some of these groups might be free community groups, others might ask for a yearly fee.

Running Groups/Clubs

Desert Road Runners


The Desert Road Runners (DRR) is a running group operated and licensed by Hopatec Sports Services (DED license number 683845).

Formerly known as Dubai Road Runners, Desert Road Runners was founded in 1989. It is the oldest running club in Dubai and marked with its annual 10 km race which has been held every year since 1991.

It is a non-profit making club and entirely dependent on the services of volunteers.

The format of the club makes it attractive to beginners. Some have gone on to become first-class runners.

The club has retained a policy of being open to everyone, regardless of race, age or ability. The membership is informal and there are no club rules which restrict members in any way. Any member of another running club is welcome to attend the weekly predictor.

Desert Hash House Harriers


The DH3 is a family friendly hash located in Dubai. We meet every week on a Sunday evening at different locations throughout the year.  Maps to the meeting point are published prior to the Sunday, keep checking the website or sign up to the mailing list on the right.  The run/walk starts at 18:30 prompt, arrive by 18:15.  Fees are 50AED and that includes all your beer, softies and food.  Runs are usually <5km in summer and <8km in winter.  Walks are usually <3km all year round.

New runners and visitors are always welcome. Just turn up, ask for the GM and introduce yourself.

Desert Trail Runners


Trail Running brings together the mind, body and soul ..then sets them free…:-)

Run by Lee Harris, Run Coach

Dubai Creek Striders

Location: Dubai
Dubai Creek Striders as a running club in Dubai is focused on long distance running. It was formed in 1995 by our Honorary President, Malcolm Murphy.
If you are interested in long distance running, even if you are a beginner, come along to one of our Friday morning sessions. We have groups to cater for runners of different paces and experience.

The Dubai Creek Striders operates its very successful Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders “21.1km” (Half Marathon)’ with the help of a small group of committed volunteers that help to organize the race to ensure it is run safely and smoothly.

Mirdif Milers Running Club

Location: Dubai, Mirdif

We are quite possibly the most unique Dubai Running Club in the UAE, We run 3 times a week at Mushrif, Mizhar and Kawaneej Vets

ABRaS Athletics

Location: Dubai

Super Sports ABRaS Athletics is a Dubai based running group operated and licensed by Super Sports Dubai.We are a running group primarily focused on endurance running. We are a group of enthusiastic runners who enjoy training hard and racing on the road and other surfaces.

  • We welcome runners of mixed abilities
  • We promote a friendly, supportive atmosphere
  • We offer training customised by running group
  • We host a range of great social events throughout the year

Asics Running Club

Location: Dubai

Our main goal is to support everyone around the world who loves to move. We’re proud to keep evolving as a unique and authentic community where all our members can share their passion for running and practice our ASICS philosophy – a sound mind in a sound body.
We train, we race but most importantly we want to support and motivate each other and the people around us. We share our experience, knowledge and inspiration because together, we can get the world moving!

Our team is a truly diverse group of people from different backgrounds who come in all shapes and sizes. We’re young and old, we’re beginners and professionals, from fitness coaches to sports experts, we run streets and trails.
It’s the combination of all these things that makes our community so strong, vibrant and unique.

Adidas Runners (Dubai & Abu Dhabi)

Run 4 a Purpose


Welcome to ‘Run 4 a Purpose’ group.
This is a private and limited group for #r4ap runners.
All runners are welcome, from a new runner who wants to start running to the advanced runner.
Please check out the joining criteria.
It is a unique group where each month is a month long run challenge.
The runners record their daily runs in kilometers, keep a running total and post it on the group FB page
The cyclists are welcome, however the km will be recorded as part of the total and will not be considered in the ranking.

Periodically we run for a purpose. The purpose is communicated on the1st week of the month.
It is also a forum where each runner shares his/her experience, running story, running advice, article on running or sport or motivational story.
Cheer and support #r4ap runners during runs, races, etc..

‘Rejuvenate’ your energy
‘Unleash’ your potential
‘Nourish’ your power

Adu Dhabi Striders

The Abu Dhabi Striders are a NFP running group that runs across Abu Dhabi. Our flagship event the Abu Dhabi Half Marathon and 10K is held in November.
The Abu Dhabi Striders training sessions are
Sunday evening 7:30pm – Intervals at Zayed Sports City
Monday morning 5am at Al Ziena
Tuesday morning 5.00am – Intervals meet outside the gym at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Wednesday evening 6.15pm – PREDICTOR run meet just off the corner of 11th and 34th streets, Al Bateen

Friday morning and Saturday morning run venues vary, refer to facebook group announcements

Cycling Groups/Clubs

Velo Vixens

We are the Dubai Velo Vixens. Women of all ages who love to ride…from beginners to elite, all welcome.
There can be no VELO without LOVE

Dubai Roadsters

Location: Dubai
The Dubai Roadsters are a diverse group of riders with a variety of skills and fitness levels and have been riding in Dubai from before the year 2000.
We start our weekly Friday ride from DxBike
During the Winter Month we start at 6.30am – depending of the time of year/weather we change to 6am / 5.30am please check for exact timing on Facebook or call us +971 4 3394453 or

All riders are welcome to join the weekly rides as long as they have a bike in good working condition, a helmet, and lights for the night rides. Most importantly you must have a passion for cycling.

Triathlon Groups/Clubs

Tri Belles

Location: Abu Dhabi

UAE’s first all female triathlon community. Tri Belles is a free sporting community of women, by women, for women.

Tri Dubai

Location: Dubai
TriDubai is a triathlon community founded to serve triathletes of all abilities in Dubai. Check out our website at
We aim to support triathletes: from complete beginners to world-class athletes; for those training for super sprint distance to Ironman races (or just training for the love of it); for those starting out, starting again or wanting to break records.
We welcome new members. We want to encourage anyone who is keen to try triathlon – even if you have never done anything like it before. Our ethos is one of inclusivity and enjoyment – we want to help people get the most out of the sport, but have lots of fun in the process.
We get together for training sessions. These are led by TriDubai members who volunteer their time. The training sessions are inclusive and for all abilities – and are also completely free of charge. Our FB group is a great way to meet other members.
Sounds good? Then get involved!

Abu Dhabi Triathlon Club

Location: Abu Dhabi

The home for Swimmers, Cyclists, Runners … and other athletes in the UAE capital. We are a not-for-profit community open for all levels and abilities