If you want to run in an atmosphere of other fitness and recreational enthusiasts, head to Zayed Sports City. The area is the center of Abu Dhabi’s recreation facilities, including a major stadium, ice rink, tennis courts, numerous fields, small parks, and more. There is not a dedicated running track, but there are numerous small roads, paths, and fields that enable a run of a few km in the area. There’s also an opportunity to do some steps in the tennis stadium if you want some hill work. Bonus: little traffic and well-lit!