The best places in Abu Dhabi
- Al Wathba Cycle Track
- Al Hudayriat Water Bridge Cycle Track
- Yas Marina Circuit - TrainYas
- Corniche Cycle Track
- Jebel Hafit
- Al Ain Cycling Track
Al Wathba Cycle Track
Journey roughly 40 kilometers away from downtown Abu Dhabi to enjoy an amazing time cycling in the Al Wathba Race track. Those who have some experience of cycling in U.A.E will compare this track to the Al Qudra cycle track of Dubai. You might wonder about the purpose of a cycle track so far away from civilization. But once you start feeling the wind on your face, witness the views of the unending desert and feel your legs getting a good workout you will truly cherish the presence of such a facility.
Equipped with showers, lockers, parking area and many other amenities, cycling in this track is one of the must things to do in Al Wathba for biking enthusiasts, fitness freaks, couples, families or a group of friends.
The track is open 24/7 and is free of cost. With a smooth surface and solar powered lights to point the way, the new cycle track on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi is a welcome addition to the sporting facilities available to the emirate’s residents & visitors.
Just remember to take plenty of water, sunscreen and if you’re planning on doing the full 30km maybe some seat padding wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.
Address: Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Length: One can choose from 8, 16, 20, 22, 30 km long tracks.
Opening Hours: 24 hrs open
Al Hudayriat Water Bridge Cycle Track
Bike Park provides residents and tourists with an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and engage in relaxing recreational activities. It features tracks for biking, walking, and jogging, and several shaded rest areas. Along with cycling, there are other outdoor sports activities such as swimming, volleyball and football. There are great options for food as well around this area.
The Leisure and Entertainment District offers 5 to 10km of cycling tracks stretching through a recreational park and along the edges of pristine green spaces with scenic sea and city views.
The inner trail is designed for beginners. Built from asphalt and designed in a loop featuring road markings, the trail is perfect for parents or guardians looking to safely introduce children to cycling.
The intermediate trail offers cyclists a range of sights and experiences to enjoy. Though also built using asphalt, it is larger than the inner trail. The outer dirt trail is designed for experienced off-road cyclists and features a number of tunnels and rest areas.
The best time to visit these tracks is in the early morning hours or just before sunset.
Address: Al Hudayriat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Length: There are two options of 5 km and 10 km to choose from.
Opening Hours: from 05:00 a.m. to 00:00 a.m.
Yas Marina Circuit - TrainYas
Where else could you ride a bike around a world-famous Formula 1 track? TrainYAS as Yas Marina Circuit is one of the most unique ways to break into a sweat - every Sunday and Tuesday evening the circuit on Yas Island is opened to the public so you can jog a lap, cycle or take a leisurely stroll around the track. Entry is free but make sure to register online in advance to avoid disappointment.
Whether you want to jog a lap, cycle, or take a leisurely walk with loved ones at sunset, Yas Marina Circuit welcomes individuals of all fitness levels and ages to raise their heart rates in our unique setting.
On track, walkers and runners will be guided in a clockwise direction around the track and cyclists will be guided anti-clockwise.
Address: Yas Marina Circuit - Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - UAE
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday from 06:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Corniche Cycle Track
A fun and healthy way to tour the Corniche is to hire a bike.
This cycling track along the popular Corniche road and the coastline has a number of landmarks such as Al Bahar and the iconic Emirates Palace Hotel. The track also leads you to the world heritage village and the flagpole of Abu Dhabi which used to be the largest in the world. Overall, it will be a splendid way of travelling the city while covering some of the iconic destinations of the city. There is a guided tour every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday which gives you a brief history of the city.
Abu Dhabi’s Corniche Road stretches across an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the stunning, lifeguarded Corniche Beach.
There are more than 1,100 free parking spaces within a five-minute walk of the beach, with entry to the family and singles sections costing AED 10. Entry to the public beach is free.
Address: Corniche Bike Track, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Length: The track is around 9km long, but covering while touring the landmarks and the scenic beauty of the city may take around 2 hours.
Opening Hours: 24 hours
For incredible sunrise and sunset photos, as well as majestic views of Abu Dhabi’s lush garden city of Al Ain, head to the top of Jebel Hafit mountain. Rising to a height of 1,249 metres, this skyline-dominating peak is Abu Dhabi’s highest, and the UAE’s second tallest.
At the foot of Jebel Hafit, occupying a nine-kilometre stretch, sits the family-friendly Jebel Hafit Desert Park. Boasting majestic natural surroundings, here you can hike, mountain bike or enjoy a horse or camel ride. Jebel Hafit Desert Park not only preserves the area’s rich history but also its unique biodiversity, encouraging visitors to experience this dynamic landscape up close and understand how it has changed over millions of years.
For a memorable break that caters to travellers of different tastes, the park offers guests three camping experiences: basic camping for which you need to bring your own equipment; fully serviced camping, including breakfast, in a camp showcasing Bedouin (nomadic Arab people) tents; and furnished, five-star bubble glamping tents complete with air-conditioning.
You’ll be able to see the incredible Jebel Hafit Tombs on a guided hike through the area.
Address: Jebel Hafeet - Abu Dhabi – UAE
Opening Hours: from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Al Ain Cycling Track
If you want to explore emirate's heritage heartland and get some exercise at the same time, then a bike trip in Al Ain is exactly what you're looking for! With a modern well-lit track, suitable for both beginners and professionals, that meanders through some stunning scenery and even a branch of Abu Dhabi Cycling Club located in Al Ain, the garden city is ripe for exploration on two wheels.
Al Ain Oasis covers 1,200 hectares and provides a unique insight into the region's inhabitants who began taming the desert 4,000 years ago. Located in the centre of Al Ain, the oasis is a 90-minute drive away from the capital and free to enter. Here, visitors can get up close to a traditional falaj, an ancient irrigation system that today nourishes local grasslands and over 147,000 date palms and fruit trees.
Abu Dhabi’s Al Ain Oasis is a perfect place for those looking to immerse themselves in nature, and a stroll around the oasis is a breathtaking way to do it. Sprawling pathways are shaded by a vibrant canopy of trees blooming with fruits like mangoes, oranges and bananas. Relax and ride a bicycle underneath the dappled shade of the palm fronds for a more unique excursion.
Address: Al Tuhaf St - Central District - Abu Dhabi - UAE
Opening Hours: from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm