Canadian University Dubai’s Cycling Team Participate in Dubai Ride

Dubai Ride is the largest annual bicycle race event in the United Arab Emirates – which took place on Sunday, November 6, 2022.  The busiest road in Dubai transforms into a giant cycling track with over 20,000 cyclist enthusiasts.  The event caters for all levels of cyclists, from beginner to expert – some participated as an individual, or family unit, and others joined within an educational or organizational team. 

“Cycling is such great therapy. There are so many mental and physical benefits.” Dr. Ahmed Al-Gindy provided CUD students with a safety orientation, bike rentals and team meeting points.  

A group of Canadian University Dubai (CUD) students, led by Dr. Ahmed Al-Gindy enjoyed Dubai Ride as a team – CUD students cycled between 16-30 kms along Sheikh Zayed Road. 

“Dubai Ride was so much fun. The sunrise was amazing. It was a view for everyone.”  Noora Khan, CUD Cyclist Student

“The most I had cycled before was about 3 kms. I so enjoyed Dubai Ride - cycling 16 kms from 5:30 am – 7:30 am!  It was easy for me because the event was well organized – we could regularly stop for photos or refreshments.”  Noora Khan, CUD Cyclist Student

The event is a festive celebration between cycling fanatics – enjoyed by many sport teams, friends, family, and colleagues.  CUD’s cycling team began at Dubai’s Coca Cola Dome and joined the other 20,000 cyclists on the track. 

“The roads were empty, there was just a mass of cyclists enjoying the spectacular sunrise.  The track took us along amazing sight seeing landmarks: Burj Khalifa and Museum of the Future.  Dubai Ride was my first cycling race – CUD opened the cycling race opportunity to me. On Sunday I did about 55 kms, including Dubai Ride and my cycle home.”  Abdulrhman Ashraf, CUD Cyclist Student

Connect with the Canadian University Dubai Cycling club to enjoy weekly rides throughout the city, and similar events.  “Al Meydan is the closest cycling track to CUD.  Our CUD Cycling Club often meets at the track to do a practice cycle.  A bike can be rented from just AED 55 for two hours.  Our fun Cycling Team is growing.” Dr. Ahmed Al-Gindy, CUD Professor

“Sometimes the most spontaneous trip turns out to be the best one.”  Manal Muhammad Tahir, CUD Cyclist Student