Located on an island in the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is the capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates. The city is a popular business and travel destination, known for its impressive skyline, unique architecture, beaches, and world class shopping. The geography itself is impressive, with numerous bridges connecting to a series of man-made islands. There are some wonderful options for running in Abu Dhabi, though the heat is a major factor from April through October. As a mitigating factor, many of the popular running spots are lit at night!
The best places to run in Abu Dhabi are on the numerous seaside paths, notably the Corniche Promenade and Eastern Mangroves Promenade. There are also good paths along the Al Raha Canal and around Al Kasir Island, with great views of the skyline. There are also several beaches that are excellent for running. For unique running experiences, the Yas Marina F1 track is open to runners on Tuesday nights, or head out to the Al Wathba Cycle Track for a run in the desert.
Public transport is somewhat limited in Abu Dhabi, but there are plans to expand the bus system. Taxis are abundant.