Al Wathba Cycle Track
Abu Dhabi is the capital of United Arab Emirates and the second most populated city after Dubai. Al Wathba is an outer district of Abu Dhabi. The fossil rock, the famous camel racetrack, the Al Wathba cycle track and the running track – these are only a few places to visit there. Picturesque places like this offer you a wide range of working out opportunities free of charge.
Al Wathba Cycle Track is one of such places. Tourists and locals love the destination. It is 42 kilometers downtown of Abu Dhabi. It will take a forty-minute trip from the city through the main Al Ain Road. The landmark became a magnet for sport enthusiasts from all over the world.
Although Wathba Track allows you to experience multiple outdoor activities, cycling is especially popular there. The road is divided into several segments according to different kinds of riders. 20km, 22km and 30km is for professionals, 8 km and 16 km is for beginners, who tries to ride a long distance on a bike for the first time. It is open 24 hours and you can access it anytime. The road is illuminated with solar power lights, which makes cycling suitable at night also.
There is no problem if you don’t have a bicycle. Al Wathba Cycle Track bike rental is open from Sunday to Thursday from 4pm to 10pm and on Friday and Saturday from 6.30 am to 10 pm.
The track stretches through the desert surrounded by a never-ending series of sand dunes and a man-made lake. So if you’re looking for more attractions and long to be surrounded by the nature, visit the beautiful Fossil Dunes. They glow vividly as the sunlight reflects off them during the dawn and dusk. The pairing of the sand dunes and man-made lake near it turns the entire desert into a scenic biking route. In addition, here is one of the best places to be in the city at the time of sunset and sunrise. Furthermore, when biking along the trail, you can observe the local wildlife too.
What is interesting is that a mixture of various desert terrains and nonearthly dunes provided an ideal set for the seventh episode of the Star Wars.
According to reviews the track well maintained. It has a spacious car parking and a small shop where the visitors can find all they might need. The route is safe at night and the signs showing the distances are well lit. The staff is friendly and don't mind sharing all the useful information about the rules of spending time on the track. Guests pointed out that there are no rocks on the path, although they’ve encountered many hills up and down, which made the ride harder, but it was still fun.
Some visitors mentioned that the track was quite hard to find, so don’t hesitate to use maps to help you get there in case you get lost. Many reviewers hope they will be able to come back there in future.
The new cycling track in Abu Dhabi is a delightful enhancement of the sports facilities available to residents and visitors of the Emirates. Just remember to take the essentials while being on a track, which include a helmet, sunscreen and a plenty of drinking water.
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