Video: Dubai’s new mountain bike trail offers unbeatable views

Soon, cycling enthusiasts in the city can soak in breathtaking views of the desert as they bike around sandy paths, surrounded by thousands of lush green trees.

Dubai Media Office on Sunday took to Twitter to offer visitors a first glimpse of the 50km sand bike track at Mushrif National Park.

The track is the first of its kind to be built by the Dubai Municipality in the heart of the city.

On Saturday, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, cycled around the new trail.

The project was part of Sheikh Hamdan’s directives to transform Dubai into the world’s most bicycle-friendly city.

He is also aiming to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle by building high-quality infrastructure needed for residents to practise cycling as a sport. Both professionals and amateurs can enjoy the riding experience.

The track, which is set amidst the park’s forest, features 70,000 trees. In its first phase, the track will have three crossing bridges. On project completion, it will have 10 bridges.

Located less than 20km from the city centre and 10km from the Dubai International Airport, Mushrif National Park is one of Dubai’s oldest and most popular parks. The 5.25sqkm park is home to indigenous wildlife and greenery.

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