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Cycling Tracks

 
 
 

About Cycling Tracks

The construction of cycling tracks in the Emirate of Dubai is in response to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai so as to provide suitable and attractive options for residents and tourists of Dubai and encourage them to practice the sport of biking. It is also part of RTA's master plan for the provision of dedicated cycling lanes spanning the entire Emirate. These lanes are intended to be used by an environment-friendly means of mobility or practicing sport; which echoes RTA's vision (The world leader in seamless & sustainable mobility) as well as its strategic goal of making people happier.

Currently, RTA is set to construct a 13.5 km track tailored for bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians. This new track, which links Al Sufouh to Dubai Hills via Hessa Street, features two architecturally innovative bridges crossing over Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, and it is part of the Hessa Street Improvement Project currently undertaken by RTA spanning 4.5 km between the intersections with Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road.

The planned multi-use track measures 13.5 km in length and 4.5 metres in width (2.5-metre-wide track for cyclists & scooter riders, and 2-metre-wide track for pedestrians). It connects Al Sufouh to Dubai Hills via Hessa Street. It serves 12 diverse residential, commercial, and educational areas in addition to service facilities in vibrant neighbourhoods like Al Barsha and Al Barsha Heights. The track is designed to improve connectivity for first and last-mile trips.

This cycling track connecting Al Sufouh and Dubai Hills is a key component of the Dubai cycling tracks master plan to develop and expand cycling tracks and enhance connectivity across the emirate. The plan aims to increase the overall length of Dubai’s cycling tracks from the current 544 km to 1,000 km by 2030. This expansion will connect coastal areas like Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, and Marina to external tracks at Al Qudra, Seih Al Salam, and Nad Al Sheba via Al Barsha, Dubai Hills, and Nad Al Sheba.

Public parks

Cycling tracks extending 18.441 km have been constructed by Dubai Municipality inside ten public parks to serve park-goers. The parks include:

  • Mushrif Park
    Track length: 4,000m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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  • Al Warqaa Park
    Track length: 3,000m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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  • Al Nahda Pond Park
    Track length: 345m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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  • Al Khawaneej Pond Park
    Track length: 2,000m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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  • Quranic Park Al Khawaneej
    Track length: 3,200m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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  • Garden Abuhail
    Track length: 310m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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  • Al Barsha Pond Park
    Track length: 1,450m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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  • Al Sufouh Park
    Track length: 230m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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  • Nad Al Sheba Park
    Track length: 906m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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  • Al Barsha South Park
    Track length: 2,000m
    Opening hours: 8:00am - 10:00 pm
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Developer areas

Developers have worked to allocate bike tracks, whether shared with pedestrians or bike-only paths, to encourage exercising and serve visitors and residents of their areas. Developer areas

  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
  • Dubai Internet City
  • Business Bay track
  • Palm Jumeirah track
  • Jumeirah Lakes Towers
  • Marina track
  • Greens track

Future cycling tracks till 2025

Future Cycling Tracks

Below is a list of the cycling tracks planned for the future:

  • Algeria Street Track
  • Hessa Street Track
  • Track near Al Mizhar Area
  • Tunis – Al Nahda street track, from Al Khawaneej to Al Mamzar
  • Track from Al Khawaneej to Saih Al Salam
  • Al Quoz Creative Zone Track
  • Mushrif Track next to Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan street
  • Track from Jumeirah to Al Khail Road

Safety rules

Main safety rules and obligations to ride an e-scooter safely

  • Use the cycling track only for the purpose that is designated for
  • Ride towards traffic, not the other way around
  • Dismount the bicycle while crossing pedestrian crossing
  • "Traffic law states that “No cycling on roads above 60 km/h”
  • Wear a helmet and reflective jacket
  • Legal action will be taken for not complying with the above instructions
  • Refrain from using dual headsets
  • Ride on the designated tracks and adhere to the speed limits
  • Comply with the instructions on the information signs installed along the track

 

Safety Rules in Urdu

 


Respect everyone's space

Fold your bicycle or e-scooter in the
station and in the train

Folded bicycle and e-scooter should
be within allowed luggage size

Use the wide AFC gate

Use the lift and avoid the escalator

Folded bicycle or e-scooter should be
stored in the assigned luggage area

Regulating the use of cycling tracks and authorized areas

The Executive Council Resolution No. (10) of 2015 Regulating the Use of Pedal Cycles in the Emirate of Dubai has defined the conditions for using bicycles, areas where they are allowed to be used, as following:

  • Bicycles are to be driven in designated tracks if any.
  • Bicycles are not allowed on roads with speed exceeding 60 km/h.
  • Cyclist are not allowed on the jogging track or on designated pedestrian lanes.
  • Bike riders are expected to ride safely while exercising extreme caution and avoiding any actions that may put their safety or others at risks.

Note: Cycling is prohibited in metro stations and pedestrian bridges. However, it is allowed to pull a bike on pedestrian bridges and carry foldable bicycles in metro.

Determining speed limits for bicycles

The Pedestrian and Cyclist Design Manual has set an average cycling speed of 25 km/h as a standard speed. According to the manual, the speed limits may be affected by the following conditions:

  • Riding bicycles in surrounding areas.
  • Riding bicycles close to entrances and exits
  • The nature of the track in terms of width and design.
 

Based on the foregoing criteria, the speed limits have been determined on cycling tracks, as follows:

  • The speed limit on tracks existing in urban areas within the city shall be 20 km/hour, including tracks shared with pedestrians.
  • The speed limit on cycling tracks for amateurs is 30 km/h (Al Warqa Square, Nad Al Sheba).
  • External training tracks remain without speed limit, but cyclists must abide by safety instructions and conditions (Seh Al Salam, Al Qudra).
  • The speed limit in shared areas with vehicles is set at 30 km/h.
 

 

2022 Regulating the Use of Bikes in the Emirate of Dubai 

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Traffic signs and ground markings

  • This sign indicates that the road or part of it is intended for the shared use of bicycles, electric scooters, and vehicle riders
  • Separate paths for pedestrians, electric scooters, and bicycles
  • This sign indicates that the the path or part of it is intended for the shared use of pedestrians and bicycle riders only
  • This sign indicates that the path is shared between bicycle and electric scooter riders
  • This sign indicates that the path is shared between bicycle and electric scooter riders
  • This sign indicates that this path is intended exclusively for bicycle riders
  • A traffic sign stated that riding bicycles and electric scooters is prohibited after this point except through designated paths
  • This sign indicates the start of a dedicated path for bicycles
  • This sign indicates that the path is dedicated for bicycles
  • This sign indicates The end of a dedicated bicycle path
  • A ground mark stating the continuation of the shared path and placed at internal intersections
  • Red carpet road marking to alert the drivers that they are entering soft mobility areas which is allowed the e-scooter and cyclist to use to reduce their speed
  • This sign indicates to dismount the electric scooter and bicycle at pedestrian crossings
  • This sign indicates That riding electric scooters and bicycles is prohibited

 

Traffic Signs in Urdu

 

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