With inflation rising and people’s innate ability to move towards adopting a healthier lifestyle has seen a rise in eco-friendly activities in recent times. Cycling is one of the best ways to protect the environment and improve your health along the way. Bicycle is a pollution-free mode of transportation; it creates less noise, air pollution and result in fewer emissions that are warming the atmosphere.
Cycling is massively beneficial to the health; riding a bike regularly stimulates and improves your heart, lungs, and blood circulation as well as strengthens heart muscles, and reduces blood fat levels. On top of these, there are economic benefits of using a bike as a means of transport. Bicycles are extremely cheap compared to other means of transports.
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Cycling in Dubai
Since cycling is a healthy and cost-effective mode of transport, many people are utilizing it to travel to their offices, gyms, and schools. In addition to that, for tourists, it is also an attractive activity to explore the city in a non-hectic manner.
If you select bike as your main mode of transportation you have the freedom to travel on your own time, you can even avoid traffic jams in a city like Dubai; as the city offers special routes for bicycles only. You don’t have to worry if you don’t own a bike, there are rental bike services available to everyone all over the city. These rental bike services are incredibly cheap and have stations in various locations in the city. Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, this guide will be very useful in letting you know the best places to rent bikes in terms of quality, price, and accessibility, so buckle on and get ready to expand your options for sightseeing, relaxing, and commuting in this amazing city.
One important factor to ponder over is that quad bike rental in Dubai is subject to new regulations, and since the RTA has implemented new bike rules that make driving quad bikes and scooters in internal areas, beaches, and residential areas prohibited.
Top Rental Bike Providers in Dubai
A German company NextBike in partnership with BYKY offers you a bicycle renting service throw an app on your phone. The company provides its customers the luxury book the ride at their convenience. To use the NextBike service you have to register and make an account using your personal information such as your full name, age, mobile phone number, and place of residence. You can also acquire their customer membership card which offers premium features for their frequent clients.
NextBike has multiple stations in Dubai. Here is a list of stations from where you can pick and return the bike:
- Grosvenor House Hotel
- JBR Shams Luxury Home
- Marina Walk
- Marina Promenade
- Marina Yacht Club
- Marina Mall
- Stefano’s Café
- Spinneys Supermarket
NextBike offers very accommodating pricing for their rental service:
- 15 AED for 30 mins
- 20 AED for 1 hour
- 25 AED for 2 hours
- 30 AED for 3 hours
- 35 AED for 4 hours
- 40 AED for 5 hours
- 80 AED for 24 hours
You can download the NextBike App from this link.
BYKY was the first-ever company to offer rental bike service in Dubai, it was launched in 2007. Throughout the years the company made a name for itself for the quality of service and the range of bikes it offers. They provide bikes suitable for different age groups, adults and kids. To rent a bike from BYKY you need to provide the company with a valid Identity Card and License in addition to the rental fee charges. You can go to one of their stations and provide them with the required documents and rent the bicycle of your liking.
BYKY stations across Dubai:
- City Walk P2
- Al Seef
- Al Barsha Park
- Creek Park
- JBR, The Beach
- Dubai Marina
- Nahda Pond Park
BYKY rental bike charges:
- 20 AED for 30 mins Regular Bike
- 50 AED for 45 E-Scooter
- 55 AED for 45 mins Double Bike
- 70 AED for 45 mins Berg Family Bike
BYKY operating hours:
- 8:00 am – 3:00 pm daily
TREK Bicycle Store in Dubai
TREK bicycle store is located near the Al Qudra Cycling course which makes it the go-to place to rent bikes when you want to ride bikes on the track. You can comfortably rent the bike with your identity card, driving license, or passport. We highly recommend booking in advance through their website so you can save your time. There are a variety of bikes to choose from, road bikes, kids’ bikes, race bikes, and so on. There isn’t a limit on how many bikes you can book so you can book according to your requirement. However, you’ll have to select the duration of renting a bike from the options it offers, i.e., 2 hours, 3 or 4 hours, or one full day. You also need to select the correct size of the helmet for each individual as they take safety measures very seriously.
TREK bicycle store only has one station:
- Seih Al Salam store in Al Qudra cycle course.
TREK bicycle rental fee:
The pricing depends on the duration, type of bikes, number of bikes, and helmets you book. Further detail is available on its official website.
TREK office working hours:
- 6:00 am – 7:00 pm daily from Saturday to Friday
Wolfi’s Bike Shop
If you are looking to elevate your bicycling experience you should check out Wolfi’s Bike Shop. Wolfi’s Bike Shop specializes in giving you a more sophisticated experience with its premium and high-standard bikes. You can rent different types of high-end bikes such as carbon road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, fat bikes, etc. it also offers you quality customer services and helps you choose the bike and helmet most suitable for you as well as provide you with portable puncture pump and saddle bag with tube & tire levers in case of an emergency. To book its services you will need to provide your Identity Card, UAE resident card, or passport and pay the charges. In addition, you’ll have to pay a security deposit that you’ll be returned afterward.
Wolfi’s Bike Shop rental prices in Dubai:
- 20 AED For 30 mins regular bike
- 50 AED For 45 E-scooter
- 55 AED For 45 mins double bike
- 70 AED For 45 mins Berg family bike
Wolfi’s Bike Shop working hours:
- 9:00 Am – 7:00 Pm from Saturday to Wednesday
- 9:00 Am – 9:00 Pm on Tuesday
You can go to Wolfi’s Bike Shop official website to read the full guidelines and terms & conditions before you sign up.
This concludes our comprehensive guide on how to hire a bike in Dubai, complete with rates and types. Stay tuned to Riz & Mona for a thorough guide on the best riding routes in Dubai, where you will have a great time biking and improving your health or having a wonderful time with your family on a weekend.