Day 0: Motor City
If you booked the pre-night package, you can check-in at the Park-Inn Motor City hotel already the day before the event and take advantage of the onsite registration during calm hours. You can watch live car races and -trainings at Dubai Autodrome Racetrack just from your hotel room, explore Dubai on your own or just have a chat with your GBI friends at the bar while overlooking the Dubai marina skyline.
Day 1: Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge
After the onsite registration at the Park Inn Motor City, we will start at the hotel our tour and cycle mainly on cycling lanes downtown to the start of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge. We will enjoy during the day together with 1.500 other cyclists on completely closed roads during 92 km one of the most prosperous cities in the world, seeing a lot of impressive buildings like Burj Khalifa, the world tallest building (829m), one of the largest malls Dubai Mall (350.000 m2), the Dubai Fountains (83.000 lt water at once), Emaar Boulevard, Dubai Opera and many more spots.
Day 2: Dubai Al Qudra
After the breakfast at the Park Inn Motor City, we will leave Dubai towards south-east, enjoying for the entire day the Al Quadra cycling path. We will cycle all day long on cycling only paths, surrounded by palms, maintenance stations and sometimes coffee & dessert. The track system allows uncounted number of different tracks that can cater for different distances for the day.
Day 3: Dubai - Mleiha
We’ll leave Park Inn hotel and the Dubai Emirate and cross the desert. If you haven’t cycled in the desert before, this will be a unique and unforgettable experience. Our maintenance cars guarantee that you won’t be left behind and that you will always have access to nutrition and technical support. We will stay in an UNESCO world heritage site, the Mleiha archaeology centre where we shall enjoy millions of stars of the milky way galaxy above our heads.
Day 4: Mleiha – Hatta
It starts becoming hilly. Leaving Mleiha in the morning, we will cycle towards the borders of Oman and climbing Shawka mountain. After three days on the saddle already, we should be ready by today to climb some moderate hills and enjoy great views over the United Arabic Emirates.
Day 5: Hatta – Khor Fakkan
We deserved it! Hatta is amazing spot to start our cycling on the last day, we will initially have few climbs in Kalba mountains of Fujairah the we desend to cycle alongside the coast of the Indian ocean (Gulf of Oman) where we have time to take a bath in the comfortable water of Khor Fakkan.
Day 6: Khor Fakkan - Dubai
No more cycling – what a pity! After our breakfast in the hotel, we’ll load our bicycles on a bike carrier and take the bus back to Dubai. The rest of the day can be used to explore the city or whatever your plans are for the last day of your first GBI Emirates.
Track planning in draft only. Final tracks will be published second half of January 2022.
We will mainly cycle on paved roads, most of them are dedicated cycling lanes. During the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge, all roads will be closed. On the second day, we will have some escorted road ride till we reach Al Quadra cycling tracks which are only open for cyclists. On the other days, if possible, we cycle on minor roads. But some parts of the track are often heavily frequented and cycling lanes are sometimes missing. So sometimes it is inevitable to use major roads. The tracks are most of the time flat, only on the second last day, we’ll have the joy to experience some climbs. The daily distances are moderate and typically less than 100 km.