The famous Bab al Shams Breakfast run is regarded as a bit of a recovery ride for the “serious” cyclists that have been out the day before. However the ride is predominantly a social one, so all are welcome.
Really well organised by Cycle Safe Dubai and the lads and lasses at Revolution Cycles, the ride happens every Saturday morning at 6am in Summer and 6:30 in winter. The ride starts at the bottom of the stick on the Al Qudra cycle path. 31km out to Bab al Shams resort, you get to pick one of three different groups to ride with, so even for new riders there is a group you can fit in with.
Once at Bab al Shams, coffee, pastries, croissants, juice, water and bananas are laid on for a 40AED donation. Very social group, the 31km back home burns off those pastries nicely.