The Best Places in Dubai to Get those Wheels Turning
With the weather approaching optimum temperatures (we love Dubai in winter, mamas!) there’s never been a better time to get on your bike. But the roads here are busy and many of the parks and beaches say no cycling. Here are our top tips for the best places to pump those pedals as a fam.
Al Qudra Lakes
There’s 87km of track threaded through these sand dunes and rumour has it, the whole thing was the brainchild of Sheikh Mo after his entourage stopped to help a cyclist with a flat tyre. Can’t beat this royal seal of approval.
Nad Al Sheba park
Floodlit at night, this former camel track has a kids’ course for teeny riders, with roundabouts road signs and speed bumps, as well as changing rooms, lockers and loos (vital for all our family outings!). Its views of the city are also amaze – cameras at the ready.
Coming complete with a refreshing breeze off the water, Dubai Canal is a paved paradise for pedals. There’s also a 12 km cycling track worth checking out and lots of cafes and restaurants to call in at en route.
Perfect for boy racers, Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Centre is open all day, every day and with temperatures cooler in the mountains, this is one course worth remembering when summer sets in.
The Autodrome hosts open track nights on Wednesdays. While cyclists will share the track with runners, racers and rollerbladers, it’s completely free and there’s trained personnel at hand to assist, making it a great place for beginners.
So get on your bikes mamas – just remember the golden rules of cycling – always wear a helmet, and lycra is nobody’s friend. Other than that, thigh’s the limit…
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