The period covering half October until the end of March is always a very calm period in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series with only one event taking place. The LOOK UCI Gran Fondo in Dubai is the new name of the event with LOOK as title partner.

The start will be given at 6am in the morning just at sunrise for a 92km route starting from the Dubai Autodrome for a first loop towards the Dubai Marina. The second part of the course is near the Jumeirah Golf and towards the City of Arabia before returning back to the Dubai Autodrome where the riders often sprint for victory on the race track.

The race is totally flat with only a few bridges, so riders can expect fast racing. 1358 riders have pre-registered coming from a lot of different countries.

Weather predictions are very good as usual with a temperature of 18 degrees Celsius in the morning (65 F) and 27 around finish time (82F).