Pursuant to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to transform Dubai into a bicycle-friendly city, and to motivate community members to compete and practice sports and make it a way of life, Dubai Tourism, in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council, announced About organizing the “Dubai Bicycle Challenge”, on the fifth of next November, where Sheikh Zayed Road will turn into an open track for cycling, with the participation of thousands of fans of this sport who will have a unique experience when they race between the most prominent and famous landmarks that characterize the vibrant city of Dubai .
This challenge, which is sponsored by DB World Group, is an affirmation of Dubai’s leading global position as the preferred place to live, the preferred destination for tourism in the world, and the first fitness city in the world. To encourage residents and residents to follow a more active and happy lifestyle, and provide modern tracks and paths in various regions of the Emirate dedicated to cycling and using them for daily transportation.
On this occasion, Ahmed Al Khaja, Executive Director of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, said: “Last year’s Dubai Cycling Challenge marked a historic moment when Sheikh Zayed Road was turned into an open track for bicycles for the first time, as His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Crown Prince of Dubai, who participated in the challenge, which witnessed a large participation of different nationalities and ages.
Al Khaja added, “Continuous sports and physical activity in Dubai achieves the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him”, which is that the emirate is a leading global destination in adopting best practices and ways of life, and the directives of His Highness. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, represented in transforming Dubai into an environmentally friendly city and providing modern and safe tracks in all areas of Dubai to encourage the practice of this sport, which reflects on the happiness of society and its physical and mental health.
He stressed that the challenge will continue its success this year by inviting more cycling enthusiasts to participate in this event, enjoying the mild weather with family members and friends, as well as watching the famous landmarks of Dubai while riding their bicycles, with the aim of enhancing physical and mental health, and enhancing Dubai’s position among cities. The world’s most active, healthy and happy.
For his part, His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council, said: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the Dubai Cycling Challenge, as the challenge is a microcosm of what Dubai represents, being a meeting place for different cultures of all nationalities around the world. In promoting a culture of long-term practice of sports by community members to improve their physical fitness and daily activity, and in a manner that achieves the goals of the Dubai Sports Council in maintaining the health and happiness of all members of society.”
His Excellency pointed out that the Dubai Sports Council is keen to launch qualitative initiatives that promote a culture of fitness and practice various types of sports activities anywhere and at any time with family and friends.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DB World Group, said: “At DB World, we believe that maintaining physical fitness should be available to everyone, so we encourage our employees to lead a healthy lifestyle by exercising Regular physical activity, and we are pleased to cooperate again with the Dubai Fitness Challenge and support the “Dubai Cycling Challenge”, as it is one of the sports that receive great interest in Dubai and is environmentally friendly, in addition to this sport allowing its practitioners the opportunity to move in the vibrant atmosphere of Dubai.”
He stressed D Dubai World’s keenness to support all activities and events that contribute to raising the quality of life in the city, and encourage residents to rely on the bicycle as an environmentally friendly means of transportation and use it as a sports method because of its health benefits on the individual’s life.
A race between the most famous landmarks of Dubai.
The “Dubai Cycling Challenge” is one of the most prominent activities of the fifth session of the “Dubai Fitness Challenge”, as it receives participants of different physical abilities and skills with options for beginners and amateurs as well as professional athletes. The challenge consists of two tracks, one of which is 14 kilometers long, and is intended for people aged 10 years and over, where the race begins and ends in five locations within Sheikh Zayed Road and Financial Center Street, while allowing thousands of participants to witness the wonderful sights of the city, Such as: The Museum of the Future, famous for its innovative design, Emirates Towers, and Downtown Dubai. As for the other trail, it extends over 4 kilometers, and is suitable for families and children, who can spend fun times, as well as enjoy the stunning views around Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard and Burj Khalifa.
The Dubai Fitness Challenge, in its fifth edition, offers a full schedule of free sports activities, fitness classes, and well-being activities within a wide range of events spread across the city, which includes three fitness villages in: Kite Beach, Expo 2020 Dubai, and Mushrif Park, This is in addition to 14 fitness centers in residential and commercial complexes around Dubai, and more than 5,000 free sports classes. In addition to the Dubai Cycling Challenge, the Dubai Running Challenge also returns this year to give the public the opportunity to run on Sheikh Zayed Road on November 26. More than one million people are expected to participate in the Dubai Fitness Challenge this year. To ensure the safety of all participants, all facilities and facilities that host sports activities follow the general health and safety guidelines related to the “Covid-19” pandemic, including the rules of social separation, and the wearing of a muzzle in public places.
It is worth noting that the “Dubai Cycling Challenge” is organized by “Dubai Tourism” and “Dubai Sports Council”, and is sponsored by DB World Group, in cooperation with “Aviv Clinics”, Emaar, Emirates Airlines, Emirates NBD, and official partners. The UAE, Mai Dubai and Noon, while the list of government sector partners includes the Events Insurance Committee, the Dubai Health Authority, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, Dubai Police, the Ministry of Education, and the Roads and Transport Authority, in addition to the media partner, the Arab Radio Network / ARN / The application of fitness and leisure STEPPI. For all those wishing to participate, they can register for the “Dubai Bicycle Challenge” through the event’s website
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