Ironman 70.3 Dubai

Hi iv got free accommodation for this race, anyone on here done the race, good and bad points if any please

done it once, fast n flat , a good event with excellent bag,coat etc & a great meal at the awards ceremony (the best I have ever been to ).
swim is sometimes done as a shortened swim in the harbour as the sea can be very lumpy.

only negatives are alcohol is expensive & could not find bacon sandwiches

thanks sounds good

This should be in pink, right :wink::tipping_hand_man:t4:

You won’t get bacon sandwiches in hotels as there’s nowhere to cook them without contaminating the rest of the kitchen. But there is a ready, legal supply of bacon at most supermarkets.

If however you are self-catering, simply go and buy your own bacon at a supermarket (not a French one) such as Spinneys or waitrose and cook your own.

I lived in Dubai for years, currently live in Abu Dhabi so know the area very well so if you have any questions, just ask.

I did a video of the cycle route a couple of years ago which is linked somewhere on the archived forum (unfortunately)


Not really. After Bahrain, we went to the mall next to the race site to get post-race food and I was desperate for a beer to celebrate. Until my friends had to inform me it was a “dry mall”. Coke it was. Not nearly as satisfying.

All malls are dry here. You need to go to a hotel to get a beer.

And here’s the video - it’ll cover most of the latest route.

When do entries for this typically open? It’s still TBD on the Ironman website.

Pretty sure he was jesting about beer & bacon :wink: