Race Transport

Race Transport

Where do I take the Official Race Bus from?

Buses from Abu Dhabi / Dubai

There will be official Race Buses departing from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai on the morning of the race.

The Abu Dhabi bus will depart from the 'Airport Road' side of the car park of Mushrif Mall, Abu Dhabi at 2:30am sharp, it will head out of Abu Dhabi passing by Etihad Plaza where it will make a pick up from outside the Abela Supermarket at 3.00am before heading to RAK.

The Dubai bus will depart initially from outside the Dubai Garden Center, Sheikh Zayed Road at 3.45am sharp and then from outside the main gate of the Irish Village at 4.15am sharp.

Buses will NOT wait after the scheduled departure times. The Race Buses have reserved parking close to the Start Line and will stop next to a large 4m high flag indicating 'Race Bus' and either 'DXB' or 'AUH'. Return buses will depart RAK at 10.30am (earlier if completely full, no later than 11:30am). Race buses will have the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon 'running man' in the front window.

Buses from your hotel in Ras Al Khaimah

There will be Race Buses servicing many of the hotels in Ras Al Khaimah on Race Day to transport you (and any supporters too!) to the Race Venue and back. Race Buses are not subject to road closure controls on Race Day and will be able to get you to the start line in the easiest way.

We have multiple buses operating between hotels and each bus will service at least 2 hotels so please DO be careful that you purchase the correct bus ticket for the hotel you wish to travel from and note that each bus may have more than one stop.

The pick-up/drop-off schedule will be published on our social media and will also be sent directly to all ticket purchasers by email in January. Scheduled arrival at the Race Venue is no later than 06:00am. Buses will stop at and depart from the same location for the return trip.

Race Buses will service the following hotels: Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, DoubleTree by Hilton (City), Hilton Garden Inn, Mangrove Hotel, Bin Majid Beach Hotel (not Resort), The Cove Rotana, Waldorf Astoria Hotel (including Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach, Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, Al Hamra Residence & Village).

Return Hotel Race Buses are scheduled to depart the start line no earlier than 09:00am on a circular route (Race-Hotels-Race) and will keep circulating with the last departure from the Race Start at 11:30pm or as soon as possible after that (if mid route at that time). Return buses follow the same pick up route but in reverse order. We are not responsible if you miss your bus. All tickets are non-refundable. Please remember to take all your belongings with you when you disembark the bus.

Can I buy a ticket on the bus?
We encourage you to buy your ticket in advance to guarantee a seat but if you turn up and at departure time there are vacant seats, you may purchase a ticket from the bus driver. All tickets are the same and are priced between 70-100dhs (single or return). You are NOT guaranteed a seat if you do not purchase online in advance. Vacant seats are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
Can I leave my things on the Race Bus?
You must remove all belongings from the bus - items left on the bus will be deposited as 'lost property' at the UPS Baggage Desk.
Is there more than one bus? Can I leave later?
Buses TO the race will all depart together and on scheduled time - don't be late! Return buses to AUH / DXB will depart individually as they become full. Return buses to hotels in RAK will depart on a circular shuttle service from 09:00am with the last departure from the race village at 11:30am
Where can I buy tickets from?

Tickets for the Official Race Bus are available only online through the event registration store and only in advance.

Those who purchased bus tickets will have their name (and number of tickets purchased) added to the passenger list for the specific bus. There is no physical ticket. As you board the Race Bus the Hertz driver will ask for your name to check against the passenger list. If someone else purchased your ticket and they are not traveling with you, please do know their name as your seat will be reserved under their name.

Subject to space, it may be possible to purchase seats on the day but only if space remains once all pre-purchased ticket holders have boarded. Therefore we encourage you to buy your ticket in advance to guarantee a seat. All tickets are the same and are priced at 100dhs (AUH/DXB) or 60dhs (hotels in RAK) (single or return). Vacant seats are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Who provides the Race Transport?

Race Transport is provided by Hertz, the Official Transportation Partner of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon. Travel on Race Transport is at your own risk and as a part of the event is covered under the same terms and conditions applicable to your participation. For more information on Race Buses please visit our Help Center.