Remember how shocked you were when you arrived in Dubai and discovered it was considered normal to hop in a cab simply to cross a road? It may be Sheikh Zayed and a six-lane motorway, but still ... For at least six months of the year one of our favourite activities, as a group or solo, is to simply go out and walk. Physical and mental health and curiosity are not the only reasons you should get your walking shoes on – do it for the good of your city, too. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed last year that time wasted in traffic jams costs the emirate roughly Dhs5.9 million a year.
Directions: Try starting at Khalid Bin Al Waleed metro station and walk towards the creek away from BurJuman Mall. You’ll take in some street life and eventually reach the busy Creek area
Find out more about Time Out’s favourite walks and bike rides in Dubai here.
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