Planning an early morning drive on Friday? You could need to divert, as Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge means many roads will shut.
Thousands of cyclists will be on route from 5.30am on Friday (14th December). Dubai Police and officials from the Roads and Transport Authority will carry out rolling road closures along the route to keep cyclists and residents safe during the race.
At least 2,000 cyclists from around the world are expected take part in the ninth annual race, which sets off from Dubai Autodrome. You can avoid them by staying clear of these areas:
Al Khail Road from 5.30am-8am; Hessa Street from 5.30am-8am; Remrann 5.30am-9.45am; Motor City from 5.30am-10am; Dubai Sports City from 5.30am-10am.
All roads should open just after 10am, but it can take a little time for traffic to return to normal, so plan accordingly
Here’s a full run down of which roads are shut:
The event, which is raising money for the Al Jalila Foundation, will start and finish in Motor City, so expect a busy neighbourhood until Friday afternoon.
Organisers of the popular road race say: “We understand the impact of the road closures and we would like to thank all residents for sharing their streets on Friday. Your co-operation helps to make a difference to the safety of cyclists and their loved ones.”
For more information about the race, visit www.cyclechallenge.ae