Dubai has also renewed their presence in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series 2018 calendar. The Dubai First Gran Fondo will be held on 15 December 2017 as qualifier for Varese 2018 and is part of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Weekend.

Launched in 2010, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge is the biggest cycling for all event in the Middle East: last year it attracted more than 2000 participants.

The start and finish of the 92km race will be at the Dubai Autodrome, with the predominately flat course expected to produce some fast racing. The first loop will lead the riders through the desert, while the second will pass alongside the Dubai Marina and the Emirates Hills community before heading back to the motorsports circuit.