Al Wathba Cycle Track Overview

Al Wathba Cycle Track is the most popular cycling track in Abu Dhabi. Located 45 kilometres to the south-east of Abu Dhabi, Al Wathba is best known for the beautiful scenic view of sunrise and sunset along the cycling routes. There are five different courses to choose from based on the distance and difficulty which makes the Al Wathba Cycle Track favourable for both beginners and experts.

Al Wathba Cycle Track on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi is a popular cycling destination in the whole of UAE. This new cycle track has gained immense popularity among the residents who are interested in fitness and working out. The Al Wathba Cycle Track is close to the Camel Race Track and is reached by a forty minute drive from Abu Dhabi via E22 highway. 

Surrounded by desert on all sides, the cinematic view of sunrise and sunset along the trail is breathtaking. The Al Wathba Cycle track offers five different routes – 8 kilometres, 16 kilometres, 20 kilometres, 22 kilometres and 30 kilometres. Based on their proficiency, cycling enthusiasts can opt for easier loops while experts who wish to train can cycle on the long and difficult loops. The courses are powered by solar lights and so you can cycle until dusk.

If you do not own a bike, you can hire a rental bike for Dhs30 to Dhs60. Kids bikes and bike trolleys are also available to rent so that the entire family can come along. The rental bike shop is open from 4PM to 10 PM on weekdays and 6:30 AM to 10 PM on weekends. The cycling centre also has helmets, changing rooms with showers and lockers at the base.

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• Spend your weekends by burning some extra calories by cycling at the Al Wathba Cycle Track in Abu Dhabi.
• Enjoy a scenic forty minute drive from Abu Dhabi to Al Wathba Cycle Track with sand dunes on the way.
• Behold the eye-candy view of sunrise and sunset along the cycling trails.
• Go for a relaxing ride on the 8kms and 16kms loop or race with your friends in the 20kms or 22kms or 30 kilometres loop.
• Take your own bikes to the cycle track and if you don’t have one, hire one at the nearby bike shop.
• Stop at the ADNOC Oasis Store en route for snacks, drinks and other refreshments.
• Relax and take a quick shower at the AL Wathba Cycle Track’s changing rooms after a long day of cycling.
• Carry a water bottle, sunscreen and even some seat padding if you are planning to cycle on the longest 30 kilometre route.

How To Reach

Al Wathba Cycle Track is to be found 42 kilometres downtown of Abu Dhabi. The nearby landmark is the Camel Race Track. To reach Al Wathba, you can take a forty minute drive from Abu Dhabi through the E22 highway/ Al Ain Road.

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Best Time To Visit

Built with desert in all directions, the Al Wathba Cycle Track is best visited in cooler winter months. January to March, November and December are the preferred time to visit Al Wathba considering the pleasant weather.

Cycling during early mornings and evenings lets you witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset.

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Point of Interest for Al Wathba Cycle Track
Ride a bike at Cycle Track

Ride a bike at Cycle Track

Al Wathba is a separate infrastructure dedicated only to cycling. If you are a cycling enthusiast, grab your bikes and cycle through one of the five courses available.

The solar powered lights along the tracks let you cycle from the crack of dawn till nightfall. Rental bikes are also available in the local shop.

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Check out the sand dunes

Check out the sand dunes

Sand dunes are naturally formed structures with sand and wind over time. The Al Wathba Fossil Dunes is a great place to visit with family and friends.

The unique formation of every dune is an awe of nature. The sand dunes are worth capturing pictures especially during sunset.

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Witness sunrise and sunset

Witness sunrise and sunset

Al Wathba Cycle Track is best known for its sunrise and sunset more than cycling itself. Go on an early morning ride to view the dramatic sight of sunrise.

If you are not a morning person, take the evening ride on the cycle tracks to catch the stunning spectacle of sunset.

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