Organisers of the "Beat Diabetes Walk" are gearing up for its 11th edition that will be held at Dubai’s Zabeel Park on November 15.
Adults: AED20, Children (8-15): AED10
Zabeel Park, Zabeel Area, Near Al Jafiliya Metro Station, Dubai
15 November 2019, 07:00 AM
15 November 2019, 12:00 AM
Exercise in the outdoors and show your support for a worthwhile cause at the Beat Diabetes Walk. Now in its 11th edition, the annual event is hosted by Landmark Group and aims to educate UAE residents about diabetes and the need to make healthy lifestyle choices.
The 3km walk, which has become a regular fixture in the country’s health and fitness calendar, will include a series of active events this year and a chance for participants to check their sugar levels at the free blood glucose testing kiosks.
After the walk, participants can enjoy a line-up of family friendly activities to learn more about diabetes and tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle. The Beat Diabetes Walk welcomes over 15,000 participants annually with entry fees donated to Al Jalila Foundation in support of diabetes research and healthcare in the UAE.
Last year over 18,000 people participated in Beat Diabetes Walk, bringing the total participation over the decade to more than 100,000 people. Since its inception in 2009, the initiative has also raised over $1 million (over Dh3.67 million) for diabetes care and research. Also, more than 500,000 people have been tested for free to check blood glucose levels through the initiative.
The walk is held each year on the Friday that is closet to World Diabetes Day (November 14). Besides the walk, the event also features fitness challenges, sports activities and physical games.
Visitors to Zabeel Park will be briefed on diabetes management, including the importance of regular blood-glucose tests, which are administered for free at the event by Dubai Health Authority.