What’s On has details about the upcoming road closures in Liwa, the city centre and Al Ain from October 8 to 11, due to the Abu Dhabi Tour.

As the capital gets set to host the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour, a 555km cycling competition featuring some of the world’s best cyclists this weekend, find out how the race and subsequent road closures will affect your weekend plans.

The tour takes place October 8 to 11 and is split into four sections: Stage 1 is called The Liwa Stage, and the riders will travel from Qasr Al Sarab to Madinat Zayed in the Western Region (taking in the sand dunes and resorts such as the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara along the way).


Stage 2 is known as the Capital Stage and will visit Yas Island, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Saadiyat Island and the Corniche on Friday, October 9. Road closures will start on Yas Island from 1.20pm. The Al Maqta Bridge and surrounding area will be affected from 2pm, and you can expect lane closures along the Corniche from 3.40pm.


Stage 3 takes place in Al Ain and looks the most challenging, with the steep inclines of Jebel Hafeet making up part of the course. Road closures begin at 12.30pm and will see the roads surrounding landmarks such as Al Qattara Souq, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain Oasis, and UAE University also affected. The last diversions will be along Green Mubazzarah and Jebel Hafeet from 3.50pm to 5.15pm.


Finally, the last segment is called the Yas Stage, and includes a 20-lap sprint around the city’s Formula One track on Yas Marina Circuit, so don’t expect any traffic disruptions on Sunday October 11.

For more information visit: abudhabitour.com