His Highness Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, joined thousands of cyclists on a bike ride early Friday morning to promote fitness and the benefits of sports.
Sheikh Zayed Road, which is a section of Dubai’s main artery, was transformed into a 14km cycling track for the first time as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020, giving bikers a chance to admire iconic landmarks along the way including Emirates Towers, The Museum of the Future and the Dubai World Trade Centre. There was also a 4km family route around Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard enjoyed by families and children as young as five.
More than 20,000 people participated in Dubai Ride today... To every single rider, thank you for your positive energy and passion. This truly is the dynamic heart of Dubai that makes us proud and optimistic for our future. pic.twitter.com/mfyyEWglzP— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) November 20, 2020
More than 20,000 cyclists, including international athletes, cycling clubs and communities, participated in the inaugural Dubai Ride 2020 and received high praise from the Crown Prince.
He took to social media to applaud the community’s exceptional turnout and encouraged the community to continue exploring simple ways to incorporate fitness activities into their daily routines to help their health, wellbeing and happiness.
Shaikh Hamdan also expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the organisers and the support extended by stakeholders.
Dubai Ride was organised by Dubai Tourism and Dubai Sports Council; with presenting partner DP World; association partners Emirates NBD, Etisalat and Mai Dubai; official partners Arabian Radio Network, Daman, EMAAR, Shield ME and Talabat; and government partners Event Security Committee, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai Police, Ministry of Education and Roads & Transport Authority.
The Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020 will continue until November 28. For information on all events and activities, visit www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com