Fitness freaks, listen up! Dubai Ride, one of the key highlights of Dubai Fitness Challenge, is all set to return to Sheikh Zayed Road on 5 November, 2021. The event made a 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. This year again, the event will be open for beginners, amateurs and professionals. Read on to for more deets!
The 14km Route Will Start & End At 5 Locations Around Sheikh Zayed Road
Presented by DP World, Dubai Ride is open for cyclists of all abilities and experiences, with options for beginners to seasoned amateurs and professionals. 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 can enjoy the 4 km course, with a scenic route around Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard and Burj Khalifa.
The event is aligned with the directives of the Dubai Crown Prince H.H. Sheikh Hamdan’s initiative 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 and Retail Establishment, said, “Not only is Dubai Ride a fun event for the whole family, it also allows us to take advantage of our great weather and embrace a more active, outdoor lifestyle.”
This year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge will offer an action-packed calendar of free fitness events, classes, and wellbeing activities at live events across the city. It includes three fitness villages at Kite Beach, Expo 2020 Dubai and Mushrif Park, 14 fitness hubs in communities across Dubai and over 5,000 free fitness classes. In addition to Dubai Ride, Dubai Run will also return in 2021; giving everyone the chance to get active and run on Sheikh Zayed Road on 26 November.
With more than one million community members expected to participate, all Challenge activities will comply with COVID-19 regulations and social distancing mandates. Participants are also encouraged to follow guidelines for their safety, such as wearing masks when in public spaces.