Nakheel to host world's top cyclists for UAE Tour 2021

Riders will descend on Deira Islands, Jumeirah Islands and Palm Jumeirah for Dubai Stage on 26 February

Nakheel to host world's top cyclists for UAE Tour 2021

Dubai: Three of Nakheel’s most iconic master developments in Dubai will proudly host the world’s best cyclists on Friday, 26 February – Day 6 of UAE Tour 2021.

The Dubai Stage begins at Deira Islands, Nakheel’s new, 15.3 square kilometre waterfront city at Deira, passes through the inland waterside community of Jumeirah Islands and finishes at Nakheel’s world-famous, flagship project, Palm Jumeirah.

Nakheel is also sponsoring the UAE Tour White Jersey for the third consecutive year.

 Aqil Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer at Nakheel, said: “The UAE Tour is a golden opportunity to showcase the country’s natural beauty and iconic developments.  We are honoured that our world-famous projects feature in the Dubai Stage, and proud to sponsor the White Jersey for the third year in a row, underlining our commitment to promoting sports and fitness and acknowledging the very best in young, upcoming sporting talent.”

As in previous years, Nakheel is working closely with Dubai Police, the RTA and event organisers, RCS Sports, on all safety, security and traffic management elements of the event.

Traffic management schemes will be in place at Jumeirah Islands and Palm Jumeirah on Friday, 26 February, with a rolling road closure system whereby sections of road are re-opened once the cyclists have passed through. While delays will be no more than a few minutes, Nakheel is urging residents and visitors to bear the following timings in mind when planning journeys in these areas.  

Jumeirah Islands

  • Cyclists will enter Jumeirah Islands via Gate 1 at around 1.50 pm, pass through the west side of the community, and exit through Gate 3 by 2.20 pm.  The eastern side will be unaffected.

 Palm Jumeirah

  • As the race finishes at Atlantis The Palm, a small section of the outer Crescent Road (closest to the sea) outside Atlantis will temporarily close from 4 am until 7 pm to allow the organisers to set up.  During this time, a contraflow will be in place to enable traffic to pass on the inner section of the Crescent Road (closest to Atlantis).
  • Rolling road closure between 4 pm and 4.30 pm, when the cyclists will be on Palm Jumeirah for the final leg of the Dubai Stage.

While the UAE Tour is not open to spectators this year due to health and safety regulations, the event can be watched live on Abu Dhabi and Dubai Sports channels.  For full details of the event, visit 


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Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions.

Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 300,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Dragon City, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Warsan Village, International City and the upcoming Deira Islands – a new destination for tourism, living and leisure at Dubai’s oldest, most traditional trading hub.

Nakheel Malls owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to The Pointe, featuring the world’s largest fountain, The Palm Fountain, as well as Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, Palm West Beach, and the upcoming observation deck, The View. Nakheel Malls’ expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall and Dragon Mart, as well as retail Pavilions at six Nakheel residential communities. Upcoming projects include Souk Warsan, Al Khail Avenue and The Circle Mall.

Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio comprises a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels.  Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, ibis Styles Dragon Mart, Premier Inn Dragon Mart and the Riu Dubai – the first project to be completed at Deira Islands and the first of two international joint ventures under which Nakheel is bringing new hospitality concepts to Dubai in line with the government’s tourism vision – are open. The St. Regis Dubai – The Palm, part of Nakheel’s Palm Tower landmark mixed-use project at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, and Nakheel’s second joint venture, the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, are scheduled to open in 2021. Nakheel Hospitality’s project collection also includes a range of community clubs and restaurants across Dubai.

Nakheel Residential Leasing’s portfolio currently comprises 17,000 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah, Veneto and International City.

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