The first ever Abu Dhabi Marathon is almost upon us and the capital is limbering up for a super sporty weekend.
On Friday, December 7, runners will tackle courses including 2.5 kilometres, 5 kilometres and 10 kilometres, as well as the full 42.195 kilometres for the marathon itself.
It promises to be an incredible day and thousands of spectators are expected to line the routes to cheer on the athletes.
But organisers are urging Abu Dhabi residents to be aware of a number of road closures being enforced for the occasion.
The track is centred around the Corniche area, and full closures will stretch from Marina Mall and across the Corniche itself from 12am to 2pm.
A number of partial closures will also be in place, including King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.
While road number 18, running between ADNOC's headquarters and the Hilton Hotel, will be closed from Thursday to Friday too.
Motorists are advised to avoid the areas affected.
A special athletes village will be situated on the street inside Bainunah Park with attractions such as live entertainment and food trucks for refueling.
If you're taking part in the races, good luck from us at Time Out Abu Dhabi.