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Where to ride

  1. Bike riding in Al Qudra
  2. Love (Flamingo) Lake
  3. Nad Al Sheba cycling park
  4. Al Warqa'a Jogging and Cycling track
  5. Dubai Autodrome
  6. Jumeirah Cycling Track
  7. Hatta. Mountain biking
  8. Al Barsha Pond Park
  9. Mushrif Park

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.

Al Qudra Cycling Track

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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.

Love Lake (Al Qudra, Flamingo Lake)


Love Lake Dubai became known worldwide when the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, shared a photo of this man-made lake on his Instagram account. Since then, thousands of people have visited Love Lake Dubai. The lake is part of a complex of artificial lakes designed to mimic a natural habitat for birds, desert animals, and trees. The entire lake complex is called Al Qudra.

Located in the middle of a barren desert, Love Lake and the lush green surroundings provide an otherworldly appearance. When looking in any direction from Love Lake, the view is just an endless sea of sand, except for this particular spot. Love Lake is far from the bustling and densely-populated Dubai City, and it enjoys a peaceful atmosphere.

But why is it called Love Lake?

Love Lake is made up of two interlocking heart-shaped lakes, purposefully built to arouse curiosity and inspire visitors of all ages to express their love. The lakes cover an area of 550,000 square meters, and what better name to call it than Love Lake? Even the trees surrounding the lake spell out the word ‘Love.’ Every inch of the Love Lake complex is dedicated to love, making it one of the most romantic places in Dubai.

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

Al Warqa'a Jogging and Cycling track

alwarqaa4-1024x640 (1).jpgOur 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

Opening Hours: 08:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Dubai Autodrome

wwa11 (1).jpgIn 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

Opening Hours: every Wednesday from 06:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Jumeirah Cycling Track

aed04f21c1d9d8a08ab869c543bf7fa7.jpegJumeirah 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

Biking-in-Hatta (1).jpgThe facility offers four distinct route levels so new riders can enjoy the more beginner-friendly trails on the green routes. Veteran trail riders can take on black trails, which require a greater level of skill. If you are an expert cyclist, completing the 52 km track will really validate your cycling skills and give you some satisfaction.

The Track

The trails are open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, and are completely free to use. If you want to continue your adventure overnight, Hatta Trail Camp is also available for use at any time.

  • Always make sure to inform family or friends where you plan to ride
  • Carry the correct equipment for fixing your bike on the trail – a bike tool, a spare inner tube, a pump, and a puncture repair kit.
  • You can either hire bikes and other necessities or bring your own bicycle.
  • Have your mobile phone fully charged.
  • Wear light clothing, including safety gear, and follow the official signage and directions.

Study and match the colour coded system of Hatta Trails to your riding ability. All trails are designed as a one-way system, please follow the route direction arrows. Always be polite and courteous to other riders.

Faster riders - please inform the rider ahead of your intentions to overtake.

Entry Fee: Free for all

Opening Hours: 06:00 a.m. – 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.

Al Barsha Lake Park Dubai includes several sports facilities that attract residents of Al Barsha and the surrounding residential areas. Sports facilities include basketball, volleyball, football, and a tennis and badminton court. The park is designed to include bike paths, and many visitors take advantage of the green spaces to practice yoga.

The park provides children with a huge play area equipped to meet the highest safety standards, and the area is surrounded by seats so that parents can monitor their children while playing.

Entry Fee: Free

Sunday – Thursday: 08:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, Saturday: 08:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Mushrif Park

The cycling track is graded by various colours, based on international standards and specifications. Green represents a simple trail that suits beginner cyclists. Blue represents a moderately challenging path suitable for intermediate cyclists and mountain bikers with basic skills. Red is used to mark a tougher trail that is suitable for highly skilled mountain bikers. Black is used to designate an extremely challenging path which is reserved for expert cyclists with the high levels of fitness needed to ride these difficult paths.

In its first phase, the track features three crossing bridges. On completion, the entire project will include a total of 10 bridges.

The first phase of the winding track, which is three meters wide, has the capacity to accommodate more than 3,000 cyclists per day. The track starts from a designated area next to the main gate of the Park and ends at the same point, with three quick-return lanes.

A digital map of the tracks will be available for cyclists to share their location and track the route. A total of 124 signage boards have also been installed for easy navigation of the route.

Set amidst the park’s lush 442 hectare forest that features 70,000 trees, the mountain bike track has reportedly been designed and constructed according to the highest international standards, safety specifications and technical guidelines.

“The mountain bike track meets the highest global benchmarks and has been built to align with the terrain of the area and meet the requirements of both amateur and professional users. The project will support Dubai’s broader effort to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle in the emirate,” said Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

Entry Fee: AED 10

Opening Hours: daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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