Sponsor an Event


In Dubai, with the support of the Red Crescent, MSF annually hosts two main sporting events to raise funds and awareness. The Wild Wadi Swim - a swimming race around the iconic Burj Al Arab; and the Vertical Marathon organized by Jumeirah Emirates Towers - a vertical race up the 52 floors of the Emirates Towers. These are two major occasions for your company to become an official sponsor and promote your brand.

Sponsor the Wild Wadi’ Swim Burj Al Arab

What? A swimming race of 800 meters around the Burj Al Arab 

Who? Over 650 highly motivated individuals participated in 2013. 

When? The next Swim will take place on February 21st 2014.

Where? The race will take place in Dubai, at the beach facing the Burj Al Arab.

Sponsor the Vertical Marathon

What? A challenge to climb the 52 floors of the Emirates Tower as fast as you can! 

Who? 160 runners do their best to reach the top by climbing 1334 steps 

When? The next competition will be in Spring 2014

Where? The EmiratesTowers in Dubai.

How you can sponsor these events :

Become the event’s main sponsor:

As the main event sponsor, you will benefit from privileged visibility and unique branding exposure during the events communication and promotional activities. 

Benefits for your business

  • Media Presence

  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer

  • Free participation for your organization's employees

Engage as an Event Support Partner

During MSF sports events such as the Vertical Marathon and Swim Burj Al Arab, event partners are a crucial factor for the overall event success and the participants’ satisfaction. By providing products, services or participation rewards for free, your brand will be experienced during a 'once-in-a-lifetime' event – a cutting edge advantage to distinguish you from your competitors. 

Benefits for your business

  • Have a booth/tent for visibility at the event

  • Circulate your products

What types of in kind items can you provide? 

  • Beverages

  • Catering,

  • T-shirts,

  • Swim caps

  • Prizes and Trophies

For more information on sponsoring an MSF event contact our team at: 

Tel: +971 (0) 2 631 76 45
Fax: +971 (0) 2 621 50 59

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