GCC countries extended their greetings to the Saudi leadership on the occasion. Major landmarks and many official and private entities decorated their headquarters with Saudi flags and malls announced special events and activities for the occasion.
In a series of videos and photos Sheikh Hamdan wrote on Instagram, “No excuse” on the video and carried on with his pals on the trip.
The action in the Dakar Rally was overshadowed by the death of Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves, who became the 25th fatality on Sunday. Goncalves met with a fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the seventh stage from Riyadh to Wadi ad-Dawasir.
The pandemic played a huge part in their decision, instead of closing down they decided to follow their passion and benefit from the increase in online shopping during the pandemic.
Sheikh Hamdan wrote on Twitter, “Today, I was pleased with the participation of a group of leaders of major international companies operating in Dubai on a bicycle tour as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge at the Nad Al Sheba track.
Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) in collaboration with Al Qudra Sports Management organized Masfout Mountain Bike Challenge at Masfout mountains on Friday, which witnessed a participation of hundreds of cyclists.
The Olympic omnium champion, competing in the men's scratch qualifiers at the London venue, received treatment for more than 40 minutes before being taken away by ambulance.
In a spectacular finish UAE rider Aref Al Marzooqi grabbed the third spot in the DBSK superbike race. The UAE rider put up a stellar performance to catch to finish behind Qatari rider Saeed Al Sulaiti, who finished first followed by Italian rider Saska Totaro in second.
"In a country where being a woman itself is a challenge, biking is just another challenge which women should not back out from," says 24-year-old Anam Hashim, India's youngest female stunt rider.