His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has attended the penultimate (sixth) stage of the 5th UAE Tour, greeting the elite cyclists as they passed along the route.
The 166-kilometre Aldar sprint stage started from Yas Island and took riders through some of the emirate’s most prominent landmarks before ending at Abu Dhabi Breakwater.
His Highness praised the UAE Tour for its role in strengthening Abu Dhabi’s role as a host of major sports events, and in building on its reputation to become a leading global cycling hub. In November 2021, His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed launched the Bike Abu Dhabi platform, which is driving the growth of the emirate’s cycling community, creating additional cycling infrastructure, and enriching Abu Dhabi’s calendar of amateur and professional cycling events.
HH was accompanied by His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Aldar; and His Excellency Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
The UAE Tour is organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and is the only UCI World Tour event in the Middle East. The event takes place over seven stages, spanning 1,028.2km across the UAE and showcases the country’s diverse landscapes and distinctive terrain.