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

The Race

Date: 21 February 2014
Venue: Burj Al Arab

Tentative Schedule:

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
9:45am   Presentation
11:00am   Closing


  • 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.

Registration Essentials

Register online at:

Register at Premier Online



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.
  • 7-13Female.
  • 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.

As per the laws of Dubai, MSF is charged 25% of the total proceeds. 15% of which goes to the UAE Red Crescent Society and 10% to the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities.

This event would not be possible without the support of the following:

Click here to download sponsorship form

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