New $9.5bn Dubai community opens cycling, running track

Mohammed Bin Al Maktoum Rashid City - District One opens first community facility; phase 1 set to launch in mid-2016
New $9.5bn Dubai community opens cycling, running track
By Staff writer
Mon 07 Dec 2015 02:20 PM

Meydan Sobha, the developer of the AED35 billion ($9.5 billion) Mohammed Bin Al Maktoum Rashid City - District One, has announced the opening of the project's cycling and running track.

The opening of the District One Cycling & Running Track was marked by over 50 cyclists and joggers testing the track for the very first time.

The 8.4km cycling and running track runs the entire periphery of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One and is illuminated by solar powered lights to ensure good visibility when cycling or running at night.

The running track is four metres wide and has a specialised running surface making sure the balance is just right for all keen joggers. The cycling track is just over six metres wide and includes several break areas with parking facility for cyclists to rest.

Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, chairman and CEO of Meydan Group said: “The launch of the District One Cycling & Running track is a significant milestone for Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One and we are incredibly proud of the progress we have made so far. The launch is testament to our support of the local community and commitment to promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.”

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One will offer a range of other features and activities including parks, man-made beaches and a 7km stretch of Crystal Lagoons offering a beachside and active lifestyle.

Launched by Meydan Sobha, an equally owned joint venture between Meydan Group and Sobha Developers Ltd, phase 1 of the project will be ready for handover in mid-2016.

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