Dubai is on Temporary Traffic Halt during UAE Tour


Several roads in Dubai will see brief closures today due to the UAE Tour fourth cycling stage, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The RTA announced that these intermittent road closures will occur from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM, lasting about 10 to 15 minutes at certain junctions as cyclists make their way through. Traffic will return to normal following the passage of the last cyclist, the RTA assured.

These closures are being coordinated with Dubai Police to ensure smooth execution.


Drivers are encouraged to review the designated route map for detailed information, as advised by the RTA.

Dubai Police have also shared the route map online, urging motorists to plan their travels in advance to avoid delays caused by the road closures.

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Following the UAE Tour Women’s successful event last week, the men’s race kicked off on February 19 and will continue until February 25, marking the Middle East’s sole UCI WorldTour event.

Spanning seven stages and covering 980 kilometers, the race includes four sprint stages, two mountain stages, and a 12.1-kilometer individual time trial.

The “Dubai Stage,” or Stage 4, covers a 171-kilometer route starting from the Dubai Police Officer’s Club and ending at Dubai Harbour, taking riders through key city landmarks including Downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa, towards Deira, and around scenic areas like Al Qudra Cycle Track and Jumeirah Islands, culminating in a sprint to the finish at Dubai Harbour.

The following roads will be impacted by the temporary closures:

  • Oud Maitha Road
  • Baniyas Street
  • Al Khaleej Street
  • Infinity Bridge
  • Corniche Street – Al Mina Street
  • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
  • Al Asayel Street
  • Ranches Street
  • Umm Suqeim Street
  • Al Qudra Street
  • Sayh As Salam Street
  • Saih Al-Dahal Street
  • Lahbab Road
  • Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street
  • Al Yalayis Street
  • Garn Al Sabkha Street
  • First Al Khail Street
  • King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street

About UAE tour

The UAE Tour stands out as the Middle East’s premier cycling event, bringing together the world’s top cyclists to compete across the United Arab Emirates. As the only UCI WorldTour race in the region, it offers a unique blend of challenging terrains, from the rolling dunes of the desert to the modern, high-rise cityscapes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Spanning seven stages and covering a total distance of approximately 980 kilometers, the tour tests the endurance, speed, and strategy of the participating cyclists.

The race is meticulously organized to include a variety of stages, such as flat sprint stages that cater to the fastest riders, grueling mountain stages that favor climbers, and a high-speed individual time trial that challenges the all-round capabilities of the cyclists. This diverse range of stages ensures that the UAE Tour is a comprehensive test of a cyclist’s abilities and a spectacle of competitive racing.

The UAE Tour not only highlights the athletic prowess of the cyclists but also showcases the UAE’s rich cultural heritage and its commitment to becoming a hub for major international sporting events. The scenic routes provide a backdrop of iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the stunning coastlines, and the vast expanse of the Arabian desert, offering a captivating experience for both the participants and the global audience. The event fosters a spirit of international camaraderie and showcases the UAE as a country that bridges traditional and modern elements, making the UAE Tour a key fixture in the international cycling calendar.

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