Dubai, 22 March 2017: Jumeirah Al Naseem, the fourth and final chapter of Madinat Jumeirah, has teamed up with one of Britain’s most successful professional cyclists, David Millar, to bring the acclaimed ‘Ultimate Pro-Cycling Experience’ to Dubai.
Cycling enthusiasts can experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride side-by-side with the former GB captain and discover the incredible facilities Dubai has to offer for cyclists. The cycling weekend takes place on 10-14 October 2017 and is priced at 15,000AED ++ for a four night, full board stay for two people at Jumeirah Al Naseem.
Guests booking the experience will be treated like pros, with a personalised Castelli kit and support from the expert team at Wolfi’s Bike Shop, who will be on hand to provide dedicated support and mechanical assistance throughout the trip.
David Millar said: “I came to Dubai with certain preconceptions, but these were completely eradicated as soon as I rode my bike with Wolfi and the cycling community here. There is some great cycling in Dubai, and probably the biggest surprise was Jumeirah Al Naseem’s reception to me as a cyclist – it felt like a Mediterranean hotel in design and atmosphere, only made better thanks to the Arabian hospitality.”
Experiences include the chance to ride up to 100km on the dedicated Al Qudra cycle track in the desert, which takes in views of the beautiful sand dunes and local wildlife including the Arabian oryx. Riders can also try climbing Jebel Jais which has an elevation of 1,911 m and is the United Arab Emirate’s highest mountain. There’s also the opportunity to join a Friday morning ride with the Dubai Roadsters, a local cycling group, which takes in varied terrains for cyclists of all levels.
Riders can then unwind at the end of the day at Madinat Jumeirah’s 2km pristine private beach, indulge in a post-ride revitalising massage at the Talise Spa or keep up with their training at Talise Fitness’ high altitude suite where they will be able to ride up to 2000m above sea level, before settling down for a relaxed dinner hosted by David Millar in one of the resort’s 50 restaurants.
The concierge desk at Jumeirah Al Naseem can assist with organising bike rental and transportation to the main cycling locations even for visitors unable to join the four-day cycling experience.
Cycling in Dubai is increasing in popularity, which has fuelled the construction of dedicated cycle tracks around the city, including Nad Al Sheba and Al Qudra. The city has also hosted top tier cycling race, the Dubai Tour for the past four years; a race which offers an impressive line-up of teams such as Astana Pro Team, Team Sky, Movistar Team and BMC Racing Team. Previous winners include Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel. The calibre of these teams highlights the popularity of cycling in Dubai and its emergence as a leading cycling destination. Riders are now choosing to take advantage of the city’s world class cycling facilities in the cooler winter months.
Jumeirah Group has extended its partnership with David Millar, which started last year with a series of cycling weekends at Jumeirah Port Soller in Mallorca. Jumeirah is now able to offer the possibility of year-round cycling: summer in Mallorca and winter in Dubai.
The ‘Ultimate Pro-Cycling Experience’ will return to Dubai between 10-14 October 2017 and is priced at 15,000AED ++ for a four night stay for two people at Jumeirah Al Naseem inclusive of full board. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +971 4 366 8888.
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The ‘Ultimate Pro-Cycling Experience’ includes:
- Four nights stay in Jumeirah Al Naseem for two people
- Airport transfers
- Daily cycling experience in Dubai with David Millar – including cycling on a dedicated 100km cycle track in the desert, cycling up the UAE’s highest mountain and a real road cycling experience around the streets of Dubai
- Full board including picnic lunches and hosted dinners by David Millar and 200AED per person supplement to join Friday Brunch at Rockfish
- Castelli branded cycling kit – jersey and shorts
- Daily laundry of cycling gear
- Mechanical support by Wolfi’s Bike Shop team
- Secure bike storage
- Discounted price for road bike and equipment rental from Wolfi’s Bike Shop
- Daily complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™
- Complimentary access to Madinat Jumeirah’s 2km pristine private beach
- Complimentary access to Talise Spa and state-of-the-art Talise Fitness
- Complimentary WiFi
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM and its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury hotels in China, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
About Madinat Jumeirah:
Set on a private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, accommodation in 29 traditional summer houses in Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and the newly opened Jumeirah Al Naseem, marking the Resort’s completion and bringing the Dubai of today experience and a wave of fresh energy and excitement to the resort. The Arabian Resort of Dubai also offers conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheatre and the region’s only dedicated entertainment centre and multi-purpose venue, Madinat Arena. The facilities are interconnected by 3km of waterways and landscaped gardens. The resort also provides extensive leisure and health facilities including Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, as well as Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional retail and dining experience with 90 boutiques and restaurants showcasing the best of Arabia.
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Marta Centeno, PR & Communications manager