Wild Wadi's Swim Burj Al Arab 2014
Swim around this iconic landmark for a great cause
Wild Wadi's Swim Burj al Arab has become a 'must' on the Dubai social calendar as swimmers cover the 800m distance around the iconic Burj al Arab in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This year we are pleased to announce a longer 1600m competitive swim will take place alongside the usual 800m social swim.
In 2013, we had over 600 participants who swam either as individuals or as teams, and raised more than AED 200,000 in aid of MSF. So get swimming, organise your sponsors and let's make the next Wild Wadi Swim Burj al Arab the most successful one yet. Monies raised through this event are used by MSF to provide medical aid to those most in need around the world. Find out the types of projects MSF are running at www.msf-me.org
Date: 21 February 2014
Venue: Burj Al Arab
|6:00 to 07:30am||Registration at Wild Wadi Water Park Entrance|
|7:45am||Swim Course and Safety Briefing|
|8:00am||1600m Swim + 1600m Team Swim Event|
|8:45am / 9:00 am||Social/Family Swim|
- Open to both competitive and non-competitive swimmers.
- Ample parking and toilets available on site.
- Lifeguards throughout the course.
- Great prizes to be won in both the individual and team categories.
|800m Individual||1600m Individual||1600m team|
|AED 275||AED 295||AED 295 per member|
Accurate timing with ChampionChips from Premier Timing. All times will be available online, along with a printable certificate right after the race.
Register online at:
Individual swimmers can participate in the 800m social swim or the 1600m competitive swim. You will need to register in your respective age category:
- 7-12 Male.
- 14-30 Male.
- 14-30 Female.
- 31 to 40 Male.
- 31 to 40 Female.
- 41 to 50 Male.
- 41 to 50 Female.
- 51 to 60 Male.
- 51 to 60 Female.
- 61 to 99 Male.
- 61 to 99 Female.
Teams must have a maximum of 4 members. The team category is only applicable for the 1600m competitive swim. It is not gender or age specific and is open to both male and female participants in all age categories. For companies or schools that want to register more than 4 participants, feel free to register as many teams as you like. The more teams, the more chances to win!
The social swim is a non-competitive swim for all age groups for those swimmers who want to splash around and have a bit of fun.
- All participants/parents need to read and sign this waiver to allow admission to the event.
- As usual, there are many exciting PRIZES to be won!
Please note, this event is subject to weather and sea conditions, should the event be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions an alternative date will be provided.
Swim and Support
Since this is a charity event, we encourage all participants to use the sponsorship form provided and encourage your family and friends to raise extra funds to support Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders. For 2014 MSF has joined up with justgiving.com in the UAE and you are able to create an online fundraising page, selecting MSF UAE as your recipient charity. Any money raised will have a huge impact on MSF and their projects they run delivering medical aid to those most in need around the world. For more information on their work visit www.msf-me.org
There is a 'Top Fundraiser' prize up for grabs for the person that collects the highest amount of sponsorship money for MSF! So start collecting today.
Sponsorship funds can be handed to us on the day of the event Please contact us for further information.
This event would not be possible without the support of the following: