Nizar Fakhoury, Development Executive Director, Royal Commission for AlUla receives the Arab Bike City Award from Sheikh Faisal AlQasimi, President of the Arab Cycling Federation (Photo: Royal Commission for AlUla)
AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – – Ahead of the AlUla Tour (January 30th to February 3rd, 2024) AlUla was honored with the esteemed Arab Bike City Award by the Arab Cycling Federation which celebrates cities who positively contribute to the development of cycling and fostering a cycling culture in the region.
The Arab Bike City Award has been awarded to AlUla in acknowledgment of its investment in cycling infrastructure, its unique natural landscapes and location, and world-class event hosting capabilities and logistical capacities.
AlUla is well-equipped to accommodate all disciplines of cycling, offering unparalleled experiences for recreational and professional cyclists. Beyond its facilities and cycling infrastructure, AlUla has successfully hosted the UCI-sanctioned AlUla Tour (formerly the Saudi Tour) for the past four years.
Moreover, AlUla’s natural advantages, such as low population density, uncongested roads, and high air quality, significantly contribute to cyclist’s safety. Situated in the northwest of Saudi Arabia, AlUla strategically provides easy access through an international airport and a range of hotels and accommodation options, welcoming international cyclists and major events from around the world.
Nizar Fakhoury, Development Executive Director, Royal Commission for AlUla, upon receiving the award said “AlUla’s recognition of the Arab Bike City Award showcases our dedication to developing AlUla as a world-class cycling destination, blending exceptional infrastructure with the captivating beauty of our natural landscapes. With the addition of the Arab Bike City Award, combined with AlUla’s long-term cycling development plans, we look forward to developing cycling tourism in the country, encouraging people to take up cycling in Saudi Arabia, and establishing AlUla as the cycling capital of the region.”