Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road To Transform Into A Cycling Track On Nov 20 For A Fun Event

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 2854

Every year Dubai-aites come together for the Dubai Fitness Challenge, in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. The annual event is a movement launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.  While there are a host of challenges you can take part it, there’s one specifically for cyclists.

Bikers, gear up! Dubai is all set to host a new cycling event this November. ‘Dubai Ride’ will be held on Sheikh Zayed Road on November 20. The free-to-enter community event is part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020. Cyclists of all abilities and experiences can participate in the event.

Participants Can Pick From Two Routes Across Dubai

Get ready to ride through Dubai in an outdoor bike ride while experiencing sights across DWTC, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and Dubai Canal. The event is part of Dubai’s Fitness Challenge and is free for all to participate and will feature two distinct routes- a 4 km family ride and a 14 km open ride. The 4 km ride is open for participants aged five years and above. The route will take riders around Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, offering plenty of photo opportunities.

The 14 km route is open for cycling enthusiasts who are 13 years of age or older. The route will take you on a one-of-a-kind nike ride through Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai Canal and Sheikh Zayed Road. All cyclists must be able to cycle a minimum of 4 km and must bring their own biking gears.

Register in www.dubairide.com to participate in the ride.

Dubai Run Returns On November 27

For Dubai run, the entire city becomes a running track. Citizens from all age groups, abilities and fitness levels, giving everyone new reasons to join the flagship fitness movement. And if like every year, you have been training for this run, then you can now register yourself on www.dubairun.com.

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From Downtown To Dubai Creek, You Can Choose A Neighbourhood To Run 

The best part about it is that you can run at your place and choose your preferred route, distance, location and starting time with your friends and family. From Downtown to Dubai Creek – the track is yours, in any community or neighbourhood. Well, that’s not it! If you are looking for some training before the run, then you can enrol in training programmes that have been curated by some of the emirate’s leading professional coaches and athletes. Coaches include Manal Rostom, Tania Lolla Kaddoura, Abdullah bin Hajjar, Luke Mathews, Lee Ryan and Luke Gaffney.

Also read: In Pictures: Dubai’s Dreamy Palm Fountain Is Officially The largest fountain in the world

About the training programmes, you can take one by checking out the Dubai run website. The practice will not only help you prepare for then run but will also help build a sustainable fitness regime. Speaking about this fun run festival, Saeed Hareb, General Secretary of Dubai Sports Council, in an interview with a leading daily said,

“Inspired by the vision of Sheikh Hamdan, Dubai Fitness Challenge has become one of the most anticipated events of the year. It is a true testament to Dubai’s ever-growing dedication to physical and mental well-being, pioneering innovative, unique and diverse fitness programmes to inspire a community that is happy and healthy, and among the most physically active in the world. The Dubai Run 2020 marks another milestone in achieving this ambition, calling upon all citizens, residents and visitors to unite in spirit and boost their collective physical activity.”

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