UAE Tour comes to Dubai for penultimate stage on Friday

Expo 2020 Dubai will take center stage on Friday when the only UCI WorldTour race in the Middle East, the UAE Tour, comes to Dubai for its sixth and penultimate stage, which will start and finish on the Expo grounds.

The 180-kilometer Expo 2020 Dubai Stage will take 140 cyclists through the streets of Dubai, past glittering landmarks. The stage will start from Expo 2020 Dubai and go through locations such as Dubai Sports City, Silicon Oasis Meydan Racecourse, Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Islands before returning to Expo 2020 Dubai for a sprint finish. The race will showcase some of Dubai’s biggest landmarks such as Ain Dubai and the Museum of the Future.

The 30th ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship will also conclude this weekend, and fans of Novak Djokovic will be hoping the five-time Dubai champion makes it to the end and hoists a magnificent trophy in dhow form.

Sunday will also bring down the curtain on the 2022 World Para Archery Championships, which began Feb. 19 at the Dubai Club for the Purposeful People. More than 225 of the world’s top Paralympic archers, representing 41 countries, are competing in the world’s biggest archery championships.

The final qualifying tournament for the 2021 Rugby World Cup is also taking place in Dubai, at The Sevens Stadium. Colombia, which defeated Kazakhstan 18-10 on Feb. 19 here in Dubai, will play Scotland on Friday for the last remaining spot in New Zealand 2021, which runs from Oct. 8 to Nov. 12, 2022.

A number of other sporting events will take place this week, including: Gold Polo Cup (February 15-March 5) at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club; Palmatenis Women’s Tennis Tournament (February 24-25) at Dubai Ladies Club; Al Nabooda Insurance Brokers Run Challenge (February 26) at Palm Jumeirah; People’s Boxing Fight (February 26) at Emirates Golf Club; Dubai Canal Run (February 26) at Business Bay; We Kayak for People of Determination (February 26) at Mohammed Bin Rashid Crystal Lakes, Meydan; Yalla Yoga for Ladies (February 26) at Dubai Frame; Al Noor Zurich Family Fun Fair (February 26-27) at Al Noor Association for People of Determination; MJ Squash Mixed Tournament (February 26-27) at Jumeirah Mina Al Salam; Ladies Padel Tournament (February 26-27) at Padelae, Al Quoz 2; Apex Swimming Relay Championship (February 27) at Hamdan Sports Complex; Giant Duathlon (February 27) at Al Qudra; 8th DIBC Open Bowling Tournament (February 27-March 13) at Dubai International Bowling Centre.

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