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Dubai Sports City on track to be a cycling community

The Great Dubai Pulse Ride is back for 2016 with more participants than ever expected to take part

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Dubai Sports City is set to stage their biggest cycling event to date as they prepare to host the seventh edition of the Great Dubai Pulse Ride with the family and friendly event expecting to see more participants than ever before. The event takes place on Friday, 4th March, 2016, beginning at The Rugby Zone, Sports Village, Dubai Sports City.

Dubai Pulse will welcome cyclists from across Dubai, offering three different routes and distances for cyclists to take on, with a full support team on hand to manage the event. With 5km and 10km family rides and a 20km professional route offering the prize of free bicycles from the Cycle Hub, the seventh edition promises to be the most popular to date.

With participation numbers growing since its launch in 2013, the event has now become a must-do for Dubai Sport City residents and also keen cyclists around the city. Over 500 people took part in November’s ride and more than 5000 people have taken part in the event since its inception.

Now into its fourth year, The Great Dubai Pulse Ride is the result of a collaboration between Dubai Sports City President, Khalid Al Zarooni, and Dubai Sports Council. The event takes advantage of unused land behind the vast sports and lifestyle community, offering a perfect cycling environment for the family.

“It’s always an exciting time of the year as we prepare for the Dubai Pulse ride,” said Khalid Al Zarooni.

“We know that cycling is one of the fastest growing sports in the UAE so to offer something to the schedule of cycling events that is a non-competitive family ride with the Dubai Sports Council in a very safe environment is a joy for myself and the organisers.”

The Great Dubai Pulse Ride is part of a hugely growing community at Dubai Sports City, and while not exclusive to residents of the lifestyle community, the event is another pillar of its sporting and active-lifestyle amenities.

Inside info

The Great Dubai Pulse Ride will take place on Friday, 4thMarch 2016 starting at The Rugby Zone, Sports Village. Rides will begin at 8am with registrations open from 7am. Go to for more details.