The races are 250m, 500m, 1 km, and 2 km in distance and take place in the winter season in the UAE between October and March. The events are charity swims to benefit the Charitable Al Jalila Foundation fund-raising for Road to Awareness.
* Dubai City Swim in October in Le Méridien Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi
* Sharjah City Swim in November in Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa in Sharjah
* Abu Dhabi City Swim in January in Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort in Dubai
* Ajman City Swim on March 4th in Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort in Ajman
The Road to Awareness is the fundraising campaign of Starwood Hotels & Resorts that has been making a positive difference in the lives of children since its launch in 2008. Employees throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East have raised over $5 million for children in need through this campaign. Raising awareness and donations for the Omniyat Dania project which invests the funds into medical treatment and research of childhood cancer in the UAE is the goal of the event.
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Abu Dhabi City Swim Top 10 Results
1 Paul Clement (France) 34:16
2 Nic Roselt (Australia) 34:21
3 Candice Saxod (France) 38:36
4 Anne Palmans (Netherlands) 38:48
5 Joanne Norman (Australia) 42:54
6 Nichola Cooper (UK) 45:34
7 Ivan Njuki (Uganda) 48:59
8 Alex King (UK) 49:33
9 Tim Merryweather (South Africa) 49:54
10 Matthew Kenny (UAE) 50:38
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