More than 32,000 cyclists pedalled along the 14km iconic Sheikh Zayed route on Friday morning for the second edition of Dubai Ride.
Dubai's busiest road was transformed into a giant cycling track once again for families and fitness enthusiasts as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, expressed pride at the massive turnout for the event.
"Every cyclist participating has helped show the world that Dubai is one of the greatest cities to live in, work in and visit," he said.
"We have continued the legacy created with the inaugural Dubai Ride in 2020, and grown in numbers - with people of all ages and abilities taking part.
"We are now one week into this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge, and I call on every citizen, resident, visitor, government entity and business to keep up the positive momentum, and help make Dubai an even happier and healthier city."
Dubai Ride’s 2nd edition saw 33,000 people from all walks of life cycling together. The response to the event reflects growing awareness of the importance of a fitness conscious lifestyle. Together, let’s make Dubai the most active city in the world. pic.twitter.com/SXAUhzzDSI— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) November 5, 2021
33 ألفاً شاركوا في تحدي دبي للدراجات الهوائية في دورته الثانية.. سعيد بهذه المشاركة الواسعة من مختلف فئات المجتمع التي تعكس الوعي المجتمعي المتنامي بأهمية تبني الرياضة كأسلوب حياة وتساهم في جعل دبي المدينة الأكثر نشاطاً وحيوية في العالم. pic.twitter.com/qbOzD03tKW— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) November 5, 2021
Sheikh Zayed Road transformed into a giant cycling track for second edition of #DubaiRide. A total of 32,750 cyclists participated in the free, non-competitive community event, organised as part of the @DXBFitChallenge 2021https://t.co/cv6x5DJjUl pic.twitter.com/Q5tIhW6N4T— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) November 5, 2021