UPDATE: Cycle and running track opens at Dubai’s newest ‘city’

Cyclists on the track for the first time

This looks wheely good! A new 8.4 kilometre cycle and running track has opened at Dubai’s newest city.

Fitness buffs and cyclists from all over Dubai are invited to try out the District One Cycling & Running Track around the under-construction Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, near Meydan.

The picturesque tracks has some great views over Downtown Dubai and is lit with solar-powered lights to ensure that it is an environmentally friendly and safe atmosphere for all, even at night.

There’s no charge to use 4 metre wide running track or the 6m cycleway and there’s plenty of parking facilities, including break areas for runners and cyclists to take a timeout and enjoy the scenic surroundings.

The official opening was marked by more than 50 cyclists and joggers being the first people to test out the track.

Phase one of District One is set to complete in mid-2016 and will feature lavish residences, green fields, sandy beaches, recreational areas along with more tracks for cyclists and runners and, because it’s Dubai, the largest man-made crystal lagoon in the world.

The track is part of 900km of cycleways the Roads and Transport Authority is planning for Dubai across the next few years.

Cycle paths will be built in Al Barsha, Al Mizhar, Al Warqaa, Al Sufouh, Jumeirah, Mirdif, and Umm Suqeim. Work has already begun in some of the suburbs and other areas are being considered, including Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Green Community Village and Dubai Investment Park.

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