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Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs! is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 15.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Souk Madinat Jumeirah are as follows:

  1. Meghan & Cheyne (8:17 am)
  2. Brian & Ericka (9:59 am)
  3. Flight Time & Big Easy (10:42 am)
  4. Gary & Matt (10:45 am)
  5. Sam & Dan (11:34 am)
  6. Maria & Tiffany (11:47 am)
  7. Mika & Canaan (11:54 am)

Teams must choose a locked briefcase to take with them until further instructions, then travel by taxi to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and search the boardwalk for their next clue.

"Who's ready to row, row, row their boat?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must row an inflatable dinghy out to a yacht anchored offshore and meet a sheikh on board who would give the team member a watch. After rowing back to the dock, they must open the locked briefcase they have brought, and must figure out that the time displayed on the watch corresponds with the combination to the briefcase's lock (835). When they have opened the briefcase, they would find their next clue inside.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a taxi to Old Souk Abra Station, where they would find their next clue

Choice A: Gold
Teams must take an abra to Deira and find Deepu Jewellers at the New Gold Centre in Dubai Gold Souk, where they would use a precision scale to weigh out $500,000 worth of gold to the nearest ounce. The price of gold per ounce is displayed on a television monitor, but would change by the minute. Once the correct amount is on the scale, they would receive their next clue.

Flight Time & Big Easy, Maria & Tiffany, and Sam & Dan chose this task.

Choice B: Glass
Teams must take an abra to Deira and find the Dubai Spice Souk, where must open a crate and assemble twelve hookahs, using all parts from the crate and using three displayed hookahs as guides, to receive their next clue.

Brian & Ericka, Gary & Matt, Meghan & Cheyne, and Mika & Canaan chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Atlantis, The Palm and search for the Aquaventure waterpark for the Leap of Faith water slide. Both team members must slide down the Leap of Faith, which is at a near 90° and goes through a shark tank. At the end of the ride, teams would find their next clue.

Teams must search the grounds of Atlantis, The Palm for Dolphin Bay Beach to check in.
For coming in first place, Meghan & Cheyne each won a personal watercraft.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Meghan & Cheyne
 1st place 
Meghan & Cheyne
Maria & Tiffany
 2nd place 
Maria & Tiffany
Professional Poker Players
Sam & Dan
 3rd place 
Sam & Dan
Brian & Ericka
 4th place 
Brian & Ericka
Gary & Matt
 5th place 
Gary & Matt
Flight Time & Big Easy
 6th place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
Mika & Canaan
 7th place 
Mika & Canaan
Newly Dating



The Amazing Race 15 Episodes

"They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street" · "It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars" · "Sean Penn Cambodia Here We Come" · "I'm Like Ricky Bobby" · "Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs!" · "This Is Not My Finest Hour" · "This Is the Worst Thing I've Ever Done in My Life" · "We're Not Meant for the Swamp" · "We're Not Working with Anybody, Ever, Anymore!" · "It Starts with an "F", That's All I'm Saying" · "Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound"