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SOC goes full steam ahead for first UAE Tour
September 12, 2018
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Abu Dhabi: The Supreme Organising Committee (SOC) is going full steam on the inaugural UAE Tour race date after a meeting at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) on Sunday.

The UAE Tour was established after the merger of the Abu Dhabi Tour and the Dubai Tour following a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Dubai Sports Council.

The 2019 UAE Tour while retaining the UCI World Tour status and will be flagged off in Abu Dhabi and conclude in Dubai.

Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee headed the meeting with Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of ADSC and Vice President of the Supreme Committee.

The committee members present were; Osama Al Safar, President of the UAE and Asian Cycling Federation, Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC, Mohammed Mihrab, Mohammed Al Shatri, Duchio Tikiyati and Anas Al-Fawair, and ADSC’s Saeed Al Muhairi, Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Munira Al Mahri and Nouf Ali.

According to both Hareb and Awani, the UAE Tour will make a greater impact with the two Tour events combined and bringing together the experience of staging five Dubai Tour and four Abu Dhabi Tour events.

The meeting reviewed the latest developments on the preparation for the UAE Tour, including the new routes, marketing campaigns, designing of a new logo, the role of sponsors and the cooperation with government agencies in all cities hosting the event.

The meeting also discussed the plans of the marketing campaigns and the media for the UAE Tour with a press conference by the Supreme Organising Committee alongside the sponsors and unveiling the official logo in October.

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