ATHLETE TRAINING

Looking to get in shape for the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi? Check out Omar Nour's 10 week training programmes to get you race ready! Click HERE to download.

 

Abu Dhabi, and specifically its premier sporting destination Yas Island, has an abundance of world-class training facilities:

 

Sea Swim:

Yas Beach

  • 10 minute walk from the Race Hotels
  • Opening times: 10am – 7pm
  • Price: Free for Yas Island Hotel Guests
  • Price: General public: AED 50 on weekdays, AED 100 on weekends
  • Contact: 00971 56 242 0435

 

Abu Dhabi Swimming Pools

Abu Dhabi Officers Club and Hotel

  • Khor Al Maqta (23 km from Race Hotels)
  • 50 m x 8 lane pool
  • Opening times: 7am - 11pm, except during Ladies Times:
  • Ladies Only times: Friday 8am - 1pm, Monday & Wednesday 10am - 8pm
  • Price: For use of gym and pool, Sunday - Thursday AED 150, Friday - Saturday AED 300
  • Contact: 00971 2 497 3071

New York University, Saadiyat Island Campus – For Elite Athletes Only

  • 50m pool (pool can be split into 2 x 25m pools with a moveable boom)
  • 400m x 8 lane Outdoor running track
  • 200m x 4 lane Indoor running track
  • Opening times: 28 February - 2 March, 10am - 1pm. 3 & 4 March, 8am - 12pm. 4 & 5 March, 10am - 1pm.
  • Athletes to provide their own transport to NYU

 

Cycling and Running

 Yas Marina Circuit - home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

  • Floodlit, 5.55km loop for running and cycling
  • Opening times: Sunday 6 - 10pm, Tuesday 6 - 10pm, Wednesday (LADIES ONLY) 6 - 9pm
  • Price: Free of charge to the public, but all participants must register on arrival or pre-event by clicking here, with a passport ID
  • Bikes are available for hire (ID required). Helmets must be worn on the circuit

Zayed Sports City

  • 400m running track
  • Opening times: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Price: Free of charge
  • 22km from Race Hotels
  • Please note that there may be football practices going on inside the track during busy times
  • For more information, click here

 

​WARM-UP EVENTS

If you've never completed a triathlon before or looking to sign up for another race before you take on the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, we recommend TriYAS presented by Daman's ActiveLife. TriYAS is hosted at Yas Marina Circuit, and has race options for kids and adults alike. To get more information and sign up for TriYAS, CLICK HERE.