UAE – Dubai Desert Cycling

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  • Duration: 6 Days
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This cycling tour is organised in collaboration with Shangrila Adventure (SCT)

Dubai is often not thought of as a popular cycling destination.  Unknown to many, cycling in Dubai & the UAE has gained huge popularity over the years.  The crowned prince of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is reportedly a big fan of cycling, which probably explains the fast development of the UAE’s cycling infrastructure & UAE Tour. 

Dubai is centrally located from most parts of the world, & just a 7-hour direct flight from Singapore, which makes it an ideal & convenient destination for a relatively quick overseas cycling getaway!

The airport DBX is also centrally located just 30min from the city center, so you don’t spend hours traveling on land to your hotel!

Each weekend, thousands of people take to the dedicated cycling tracks, which are some of the best you will find anywhere in the world.  There are also incredible facilities like the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit – motorsports tracks that are made available for cycling on a regular basis. 

The best time to visit Dubai UAE is from Nov-Mar when the temperature ranges from 15-30degC, with the coolest months from Nov to Feb at 15-25degC.  The hottest months are from May to Sep, which sees temperature soaring past 35 during the day.

Cycling along the Desert
Imagine cycling through smooth tarmacs alongside those towering sand dunes out in the deserts, tackling the same climb up Jebel Jais & Jebel Hafeet used in the UAE Tour Challenge.  It is the country’s highest peak which offers stunning views of the desert.

This climb is similar to those frequently found in the Alps with a length of about 20km, at an average gradient of 4-5%, with picturesque hairpin switchbacks that will surely take your breath away.

Apart from these 2 climbs used in the UAE Tour, we will cycle out into the desert via the 90km Al Qudra Cycling Track,  and have fun in the incredible Dubai Autodrome Racing Circuit & the Yas Marina F1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi. 

The next region we have included in our itinerary is Al Ain.  Al Ain has an abundance of quiet roads on the outskirts of town which can be linked to climbing Jebel Hafeet (12km at 7%).

Finally, we will drive you out of Dubai towards Hatta, where undulating roads with short climbs averaging 10%-17% up the famous Hatta Dam climb (17%) used in the UAE Tour too!

> Al Qudra Cycle Track – 90km loop dedicated cycling track heading out into the desert
Experience the wolrd-class Yas Marina F1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi & Dubai Autodrome 2.5km racing circuit
> Climb Jebel Jais of The UAE Tour, the highest point in Dubai over 35km ^1350m
> Al Ain Cycle Track with the climb up Jebel Hafeet 12km  ^770m of The UAE Tour
> Cycle up to scenic Hatta green lake & dam of The UAE Tour

Event Grade: 3+/4 (Moderate/Challenging)

Discipline: Dedicated bike pathways / some climbs

No. of Cycle Days: 04 

Cycle Distance: est. 300km (avg 70-100km/day)

Cycle Pace: mostly 18-23km/hr (customised groups for slower/faster pace, please contact us)

Terrain: Dedicated bike track (slopes & climbs up to 1400m)


5-10 Nov 2022 $2,190 (SGD) / person
11-16 Nov 2022 $2,190 (SGD) / person
2-7 Dec 2022 $2,190 (SGD) / person

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1 Arrive in Dubai
Bike setup, free & easy to explore the city
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2 Al Qudra Cycle Desert Track (cycle 100km) B/L/D
3 Dubai / RAK (cycle 100km)
Transfer out to RAK, climb Jebel Jais of The UAE Tour, the highest point in Dubai over 35km ^1400m
4 RAK / Abu Dhabi (cycle 20-25km) B/L/-
5 Abu Dhabi / Al Ain /  Dubai  (cycle 70km) B/L/-
6  Depart Dubai or own extension tour in Dubai. B/-/-


  • 2-way airport transfers (main group arrival/departure)
  • Land transfers to cycling areas (RAK/Al Ain/YAS Marina F1) as per itinerary
  • All accommodation (hotels) – twin sharing
  • 5-Breakfast/ 4-Lunch/ 2-Dinner – Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Experienced Cycling Leader/Guide
  • Safety support vehicle


  • International air tickets, airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Visa fee (if any)
  • COVID-19 related tests 
  • Single supplement (S$350 for 5 nights)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • All tipping
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover travel agent insolvency
  • Personal expenses like shopping, laundry, etc.
  • Personal travel & cycling gear – warm clothing, shoes, etc
  • Compensation for damaged or lost of personal items (eg: cycling gear and equipment, cameras and any valuable items, etc.)
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses
  • Any expenses including accommodation, meals & transfer outside the stipulated trek/climb itinerary – i.e. any person leaving the group for personal travel, illness/injury or any form of extension of stay

Pre-Trip Support

  • Detailed Pre-Departure Briefing (specific to COVID-travel) & Trip Preparation