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In response to the pandemic troubles of 2020 and 2021, the number of people aspiring to get active increased drastically. Fitness and exercise became more valued than ever around the world, including Dubai. For many people, cycling is the best way to become and stay healthy and fit. For them, there is nothing more satisfying than getting out there and feeling that combination of freedom and accomplishment.

Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, our list of the best places for cycling in Dubai is a great starting point. When it comes to safe cycling in Dubai, you'll find a wide variety of choices, from dedicated outdoor cycling trails for competitive training to recreational cycling paths. Keep reading to learn more.

Bike riding in Al Qudra

al-qudra-bike-trackExplore the Dubai desert on a bike ride

Al Qudra Cycling Track is a popular destination for fitness enthusiasts and adventure seekers in Dubai. Aside from stunning views of the desert and 86 km of track, you might catch a glimpse of the Arabian oryx.

Riders of all levels frequent the track, and both individuals and groups of friends frequent the facility.

Cycling clubs, top athletes and tourists who visit Dubai regularly utilize the path as well. Some believe that the best time to ride is at sunrise, because the views and feeling of the morning breeze are unparalleled – but the sunsets are just stunning as well. Be sure to plan ahead, since most of the track is not illuminated after dark, and there are few taxis in this area.

In addition, benches and shade are available at rest stations along the way. You may also find restrooms in the parking lot where Bab Al Shams Road meets Al Qudra.

Nad Al Sheba cycling park.

One-stop destination for a complete family health and fitness experience

Nad Al Sheba biking parkThose who don't like motorized vehicles and their lungs-choking exhausts can't have fun listening to the vrooming sounds. Paddling on a smart bike in a natural, serene and peaceful environment can satisfy some adrenaline seekers in an eco-friendly and health-friendly manner. For such cycling buffs, Dubai offers a very special place --  the Nad Al Sheba cycling park.

This place, which was formerly a camel race track, has been converted into a cyclist's paradise. Besides cyclists, it is also a perfect spot for fitness enthusiasts looking for an area to work out in, kids who require an open space to play in, morning/evening joggers and elderly parents/old couples looking for a peaceful spot to spend a calm evening.

In conclusion, the Nad Al Sheba cycle park offers a one-stop destination for a complete family health and fitness experience.

Important Information:

Address- Muscat St, Dubai
Entry Fee: Free
Opening Hours: 24 hrs open

About the Park

Originally a camel racing track, the Nad Al Sheba took the modern-day cycling track shape to fulfill everyone's appetite for fitness, and it turned out to be something impressive. Aside from three cycling loops of different sizes, the park offers lush green surroundings with patches of desert terrain and smartly placed seating areas. The cycling tracks are not merely a loop to paddle around, but also a passage of an exhilarating bike ride. It has enchanting landscapes (some of which have appeared in Hollywood movies even), rest points, a smooth and clean path, and great views of both Khalifa and Dubai Downtown. This unique place has taken cycling in Dubai to a more fun and enjoyable level.

The Track

As you make your way towards an exciting cycle ride, you will see the cycling tracks that make this arena the highlight. These three tracks are designed for a fun and safe ride for all age groups and skill levels. They include these following features:

  1. Clean, smooth, and easy to paddle surfacing with balanced friction.
  2. Suitable for children and seniors.
  3. For those who wish to ride late at night or very early in the morning, there is ample lighting throughout the passage.
  4. Regularly spaced benches provide rest points.
  5. Arches and turns with anti-skid properties.
  6. Beautiful surroundings on both sides of the track for a merry ride.
  7. Important instructions and safety signs for beginners.

AL WARQA’A JOGGING AND CYCLING TRACK

AL WARQA’A JOGGING AND CYCLING TRACKAL WARQA’A JOGGING AND CYCLING TRACKOur list of bike routes in Dubai continues with the trail at Al Warqa'a Third Park. Al Warqa’a residents can access this track easily because it has all the typical park amenities and facilities, including a dedicated kid's play area, a football pitch, and lush landscaping. There is a 3.55-km-long cycle track at Al Warqa'a Third Park where cyclists can ride without concerns about oncoming traffic.

Location: Al Warqa’a Third Park
Open from 08:00 am to 11:00 pm

DUBAI AUTODROME

DUBAI AUTODROME CYCLINGIn spite of its reputation as a venue for sports cars, this place opens its doors to cyclists every Wednesday night on a 2.5km course where they can demonstrate their skills.

Additionally, Dubai Autodrome is a great place to ride if you're a beginner or returning to cycling after a long break. If you have kids who enjoy cycling, you can take them to the track as well. You can rent bikes as long as they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis without making a reservation in advance. If you already own a bike, just bring your gear to the event and engage in three hours of cycling fun.

Location: Club Circuit at the Dubai Autodrome in Dubai Motor City
Every Wednesday from 06:00 to 9:00 pm

JUMEIRAH CYCLING TRACK

JUMEIRAH CYCLING TRACKJumeirah Beach Bike Path is the perfect place if you want a shorter and more relaxing cycle path in Dubai. The path runs 2km along the sand coast where you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the Burj Al Arab while riding against the cool ocean breeze.

Everyone is welcome to attend

Location: Jumeirah Beach Entry Fee: Free Opening Hours: 24 hours open

HATTA. MOUNTAIN BIKING

hatta-mounting-biking.jpgIf you are an expert cyclist, completing the 52 km track will really validate your cycling skills and give you some satisfaction. You can either hire bikes and other necessities or bring your own bicycle.

Apart from cycling, Hatta offers a lot of other attractions. You can have a great time with plenty of hobbies and activities.

Entry Fee: Free for all Opening Hours: From 06:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.

OTHER CYCLING TRACKS IN DUBAI

Some parks in Dubai feature cycling tracks for those people who are looking for a more casual setting to flex their muscles.

Al Barsha Pond Park

Family-friendly Al Barsha Pond Park is one of the area's most popular attractions. For those who prefer a relaxing environment to exercise outdoors, this venue has a 1,500m cycling track. You will often see even little babies trudging away on this track.

Mushrif Park

Among the many cycling routes in Dubai parks, the 5km Mushrif Park track is a popular one. On Khawaneej Road, cyclists can enjoy some tranquility while gliding past the two-lane bike track in one of Dubai's oldest parks. It costs AED 10 to enter the park. Al Khawaneej Community is connected to Mushrif Park by Khawaneej Track. There is a 19m-long slope that is somewhat challenging. Other activities are available in Mushrif Park as well.

You can visit the park until 11:00 pm.