22 Nov 2022
Guinness declares Al Qudra Cycling Track the ‘Longest Continuous Cycling Path’
(The new Guinness world record is an addition to Dubai’s impressive records )
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has achieved a new Guinness world record that adds to its impressive tally of world records in having Al Qudra Cycling Track spanning 80.6 km declared as the longest continuous cycling path surpassing the previous world record registered in 2020 for a 33 km cycling track.
The record was announced at the start of the track in the Al Qudra area in the southeast of Dubai by a representative of Guinness World Records
Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, unveiled a marble plaque engraved with the Guinness World Records logo installed at the starting point of the Al Qudra Cycling Track, near Last Exit Al Qudra. The plaque is inscribed with the record and the RTA logo.
Upon receiving the Guinness certificate, Bin Adai stressed RTA's commitment to realising the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, who launched the strategy of Dubai becoming a bicycle-friendly city. She noted that the total length of the cycling lanes in Dubai reached about 542 km in the first quarter of 2022. RTA plans to raise this number to 819 km by the end of 2026.
“Besides being the longest cycling path globally, Al Qudra track is designed according to top safety and security standards. The track is fitted with relevant signboards and ground markings. It passes across extensive sand dunes and lakes that render it attractive and liked by cycling professionals and enthusiasts globally. The track runs over wide parts of Al Qudra area, which spans about 188 square kilometres.” she continued.
“This continuous cycling track has sub-tracks that extend 135 km along with the original track. The track is equipped with emergency call phones distributed over 30 points along the track, in addition to shaded places with seats, restaurants and toilets as well as bike rental shops.
Al Qudra Cycle Track boasts of captivating natural tourist views and has shaped into one of the best camping destinations that attracts considerable numbers of cycling enthusiasts.