Known as a world-class shopping destination, with fast cars and ultra-modern buildings, Dubai is not known as a sporting capital. We do however know that there is no better way to explore a country than on a bicycle. Therefore we have compiled a list of recreational cycling routes to help you explore the city.
The Jumeirah Beach Bike path is a relaxing ride that runs along the beach with spectacular views of the iconic Burj Al Arab. The 2km path starts at Jumeirah Public Beach is extendable to a 14km ride by continuing to Umm Sequemm.
Keeping to the impressive architecture seen in the rest of the city, Dubai Canal is no different. The 3.2km long man-made canal includes running tracks, footpaths, cycling lane that showcase scenic views of the city.
Our pick: Stride 27 MD
Mushrif Park has a 5km dedicated cycling track that loops around the outer edge of the park. There are some interesting landmarks and café’s in the park where you can stop to rest your legs. The tarred track takes you through the dunes so expect some sandy patches.
Our pick: Stride 29 Sport
NAD AL SHEBA CYCLE PARK
The Nad Al Sheba Park offers you the choice of 8km, 6km or 4km loops, perfect for riding circuits. The tracks are well lit at night, so we suggest you grab your night light and a picnic basket to watch the skyline of Downtown Dubai.
What we love about this spot is the 850m skills course for children, which is great for teaching little one’s road safety.
AL QUDRA CYCLE PATH
Situated in the Dubai desert, the Al Qudra cycling track is one of the most popular places to ride in the UAE. Track distances vary between 18km and 86km, taking you through spectacular landscapes of rolling sand dunes.
Our pick: Strela Elite
If you just want to have fun and do some exploring, we suggest you take a fatbike and go ride in the desert. The oversized tyres of a fatbikes can roll over almost everything and in this case will float through the sand effortlessly. Go further and explore more by getting an e-fatbike.
*Temperatures in Dubai can be hot and humid thus remember to drink plenty of water and always wear a helmet.