Yes, and any changes will be communicated through the HERO WORLD SERIES website. We ask you to constantly monitor it.
The registration is similar to that of HERO Dolomites: here is the link to the Datasport site.
We recommend you book directly with Emirates Airlines.
You can transport your mountain bike by plane as an extra-large baggage for a surcharge. The number of extra-large pieces of luggage is limited, so the rule is "the sooner you book, the better the chance you have".
A guide from DER TOUR tour operator will be in Dubai to assist you in case of need.
Temperatures in February range between 20° and 24°C during the day. However, in HATTA, where the race takes place, the climate is cooler due to the mountainous environment in the desert and hinterland.
The route features 60 km and 1,600 m elevation gain (TBC), and develops on the Mountain Bike Trail Centre’s single trails in Hatta. The route is mostly on dirt road and sand and does not feature specific technical elements: very easy to cycle on. The trails chosen for the HERO DUBAI MTB MARAHTON are mostly single trails carved from the mountains which reach an altitude of 330 m. Another shorter route (30 km) will also be available for anyone wanting to experience what it feels like to bike in the desert. However, only competing in the 60 km race will qualify you to take part in the HWS circuit.
Thea HERO DUBAI MTB MARATHON will take place in HATTA, 115 km from Dubai on the border with Oman.
You can pick up your welcome pack and race shirt number on Thursday, 6 February between 10:00 and 19:00 at the Dubai Jumeirah Kite Beach and in Hatta at the Wadi MTB Trail Centre.
The Mountain Bike Trail Centre in Hatta has a bike rental shop with approximately 60 mountain bikes. You can check the bikes’ availability and type by clicking here.
HERO Kids takes place in Hatta on Friday, 7 February. Unfortunately there is no kid’s bike hire service in Hatta.
The Mountain Bike Trail Centre in Hatta features a cafeteria and is equipped with a storage service, toilets, and first aid corner. There are no changing rooms nor showers at present.
Our on-site service will guide you and assist you in finding a solution to your problem.
Yes, we have arranged for photos to be taken. You can buy your race photos from the service provider.
All you need for Dubai is a valid passport.
You can take out a travel insurance policy in case of cancellation when registering.
There are no specific limitations.