Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that Sheikh Zayed Road will be closed from 4:00 am until 8:00 am during the Fitness Challenge cycling event on Friday, November 20.
The Authority says Al Khail Road will be the alternative route.
The Lower Financial Centre Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard will also be closed to traffic.
Upper Financial Centre Road and Burj Khalifa Road are the alternatives.
Parking will be available for anyone taking part in the event at Dubai Mall and Zabeel Plaza through the Upper Financial Centre Road and at the Dubai World Trade Centre via Al Mustaqbal and Zabeel 2 streets.
There are two main routes for Dubai Ride, the Family Route that's 4km around Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, and the Sheikh Zayed Road Route, 14km around Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai Water Canal and Downtown Dubai.
Speed limits will be set throughout the cycling track routes to ensure public health and safety, closely monitored by race marshals.
They will also ensure social distancing guidelines are strictly applied between riders.
No backpacks will be allowed on the cycling routes and water stations will be available at regular intervals.
If you want to participate in the #DubaiRide challenge on 20 November 2020, check the traffic procedures implemented by RTA to facilitate the public’s participation in the challenge.@DXBFitChallenge #DubaiFitnessChallenge#RTA pic.twitter.com/ll6dLeakYT— RTA (@rta_dubai) November 18, 2020
Gear up to make history tomorrow, with #Dubai Ride presented by @DP_World, and set off on a once-in-a-lifetime cycling experience along Sheikh Zayed Road. The event invites cyclists of all ages, abilities & experiences to choose between two iconic routes in the heart of the city. pic.twitter.com/iDnjdT5ABE— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) November 19, 2020