Dubai's Al Qudra cycling track sets world record

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Dubai has set another world record - this time it's for the longest continuous cycling path.

Al Qudra Cycling Track, spanning 80.6 km, achieved the new Guinness world record, surpassing the previous record registered in 2020 for a 33 km cycling track in Qatar.

A marble plaque engraved with the Guinness World Records logo has been installed at the starting point of Al Qudra Cycling Track, near Last Exit Al Qudra.

Maitha bin Adai, CEO of the RTA's Traffic and Roads Agency, stressed the authority's commitment to realising the directives of Dubai's Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who launched the strategy of transforming Dubai into a bicycle-friendly city.

She said that the total length of the cycling lanes in Dubai reached about 542km in the first quarter of 2022, and the RTA plans to expand it to 819km by the end of 2026.

"Al Qudra cycling track has sub-tracks that extend 135 km along with the original track. It is equipped with emergency call phones distributed over 30 points along the track, in addition to shaded places with seats, restaurants and toilets as well as bike rental shops," explained bin Adai.

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