Ras Al Khaimah welcomes UAE Tour to Jebel Jais

Stage six of the United Arab Emirates Tour has successfully concluded in Ras Al Khaimah with Slovenian rider, Primoz Roglic, crossing the finish line first.

The only tour race in the Middle East took competitors – representing 18 professional teams from around the world – through all the emirates, starting off in Abu Dhabi before passing through the spectacular Ras Al Khaimah.

Haitham Mattar, chief executive of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “RAKTDA is delighted to have hosted the sixth stage of the UAE Tour in Ras Al Khaimah, and specifically at Jebel Jais, one of the UAE’s most iconic and stunning natural landmarks.

“Both the professional race and the UAE Tour Challenge – named the Jebel Jais Climb Challenge – were exhilarating to watch as the world’s best riders and amateur participants raced up the mountain to grace the finish line.

“Sports and adventure tourism is key to Ras al Khaimah’s tourism development strategy, and the UAE Tour is definitely an important addition to our rich sports events portfolio.”

This year’s edition of the UAE Tour also featured a new amateur race where cyclists experienced the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais, for a total distance of 46 kilometres.

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Take a look at a series of shots from the event here.

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