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Dubai Ride returns for cycle lovers next month


Cycle enthusiasts take part in Dubai Ride. File

Dubai Ride, one of the key highlights of Dubai Fitness Challenge, is all set to return to Sheikh Zayed Road on Friday 5 November after its historic debut last year, offering cyclists a unique opportunity to pedal along Dubai’s main traffic artery against the backdrop of some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

Presented by DP World, Dubai Ride is open for cyclists of all abilities and experiences, with options for beginners to seasoned amateurs and professionals.  

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The 14 km general route for ages 10+ will start and finish at five locations around Sheikh Zayed Road and Lower Financial Centre Road - taking thousands of participants past the iconic Museum of the Future, Emirates Towers and Downtown Dubai. Families are encouraged to get involved with a 4 km course, with a scenic route around Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard and Burj Khalifa.

The event is aligned with the directives of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, to transform the city into the world’s most active metropolis and the broader vision to make Dubai the world’s best city to live in, work and visit.  

Ahmed Alkhaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment, said: “Last year, we made history when Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai led the cyclists onto Sheikh Zayed Road for the very first time.

The event saw massive participation from all nationalities and age groups and this year, we’re continuing that legacy and inviting everyone to see the city’s sights from two wheels. 

Not only is Dubai Ride a fun event for the whole family, it also gives us the opportunity to take advantage of our great weather and embrace a more active, outdoor lifestyle. Just 30 minutes of daily exercise can be hugely beneficial to our physical and mental wellbeing, and with the Dubai Fitness Challenge, we aim to create healthy habits that can last a lifetime. I look forward to seeing the spectacle of thousands of cyclists on 5 November, and helping to make Dubai an even happier, healthier city.”

Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, commented: “We are pleased to announce the second edition of Dubai Ride. The inaugural edition of Dubai Ride was a blockbuster success with more than 20,000 people of all ages and nationalities taking part, turning the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road into a giant cycling track.

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