ATHLETE TRAINING

Date Time What Meeting Point
Tues 28 Feb 18.00 - 22.00 Individual run and cycle training at TrainYAS Yas Marina Circuit - enter via Gate 20
Wed 1 March 08.00 Age group run training session (5km & 10km) Info tent in the Athlete's Village, Yas Plaza
Wed 1 March 16.00 Age group bike training session (30km) Info tent in the Athlete's Village, Yas Plaza
Thurs 2 March 08.00 Age group bike training session (30km) Info tent in the Athlete's Village, Yas Plaza
Thurs 2 March 16.00 Age group run training session (5km & 10km) Info tent in the Athlete's Village, Yas Plaza

 

Race Course Familiarization

All course familiarizations will take place on Thursday 2 March, as follows:

What Who Time Additional notes
Elite Athlete Bike course familiarization Elite athletes 10.30 - 11.00  
Elite Athlete Swim course familiarization ​ Elite athletes 11.30 - 12.30  
Age Group Swim course familiarization Age group athletes - sprint, maxi and olympic nly 14.00 - 15.00

No more than 400 people are permitted in the water at any one time. Athletes will be released in 20 minute slots. All athletes must report before 14.30 - the last wave is 14.40. The course will be the sprint swim course. Juniors are not permitted.

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