What is Hamdan’s ‘message of love’ to the world

By Sheena Amos

DUBAI 27 February 2019: Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Executive Council and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, praised the launch of the inaugural UAE Tour, which highlights the open arm of the UAE to host brothers and friends to meet and compete and boost friendship ties.

“UAE Tour is a message of love to the world,” he said.

“The UAE Tour is the only tour race in the Middle East, and highlight the position of the UAE in the region and the world. The event will see the participation of 20 teams from 5 continents, and coincides with the Year of Tolerance, which highlight the UAE’s leadership path for our country to be an incubator of events that aim to spread happiness and collaboration between people, and promote sport and active life style among various categories of the society,” Sheikh Hamdan said.

With a total of seven stages, the UAE Tour will visit each of the nation’s seven Emirates, and the race is broken down into three sprinter stages, two mountain top finishes, a hilly stage and an opening team time trial. The UAE Tour will also mark the return of the WorldTour following a month-long hiatus since the end of the Australian events of the Tour Down Under and Great Ocean Road Race.

Timings & Road Closures

The fourth stage of the Emirates Tour (Dubai Municipality Phase) will begin on Wednesday 27 February from The Point (Palm Jumeirah) at 11:50 am and end at Hatta at 4:00 pm. The video below shows the 205 km route and the most important areas to be passed. So be aware of temporary road closures and delays.

Dubai Gazette