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Dubai Opens Cycling Tunnel for Safer Rides: Everything to Know

A dedicated cycling passage in Meydan opened in May and here's what hobby cyclists and pros need to know

Posted on

3 May 2023

Last updated on 3 May 2023
A complete guide to Dubai's cycling tunnel

Up to 800 cyclists per hour can pedal through the tunnel.

When it's not running marathons, going to the gym, or hiking at any of the UAE's gorgeous mountains, plenty of Dubai residents turn to cycling during their free time to stay active and fit.

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum himself is an avid cycler and would often promote the activity on his socials.

And now, a dedicated 160-metre long tunnel for cyclists opened up in Meydan, Dubai, for all levels - whether you enjoy a casual bike ride, enjoy a challenge every now and then, or a professional racer.

The cycling passage in Meydan was built to help reduce accidents among riders, pedestrians, and motorists, as well as to cut the carbon footprint in Dubai.

Spanning 6.6 metres wide and 160 metres long, the tunnel can allow up to 800 cyclists per hour.

"It also encourages residents and visitors to practice sports and recreational activities, and provides a safe cycling experience for cyclists conforming with the highest safety requirements," the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) stated.

It was introduced as part of the Crown Prince's long-term strategy to transform Dubai into a bicycle-friendly city, and is one of a series of wider road improvement work in Meydan.

The AED400 million Dubai cycling strategy works with RTA to increase bike tracks up to 819km by the end of 2026.