Dubai's motorists are urged to be prepared for traffic delays on Thursday when the cycle leg of the UAE Tour race is held.
The Roads and Transport Authority said roads will be affected between 12.30pm and 4.30pm across the city.
Affected roads include Al Shindagha, Infinity Bridge and Al Khaleej Street in the old city, Sheikh Rashid and Oud Metha Street around Healthcare City, and Al Asayel Street, Al Marabea Street and Dubai Hills in the suburbs.
Other roads and areas that are likely to be affected, include Umm Suqeim street, Al Qudra street, Saih Al Salam street, Lehbab road, Expo road, Dubai Expo City, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan street, Al Yalayis street, Al Khamila street, Hessa street, Palm Jumeirah, King Salman street and Dubai Harbour.
The RTA urged motorists leave early to avoid delays or use alternative routes if possible.
UAE Tour features over 1,028km of racing across seven stages from 20 to 26 February.
In this 174km stage in Dubai hundreds of people are expected to participate.