We look forward having you on the start line of the most challenging cycling and this time also running one day event on Qatar’s events calendar! This race is proven to be proper desert fun!

There are 2 bike categories available to enter – Mountain Bike or Fat Bike.
Like in previous two editions, the race will also be UCI categorized. Riders in the men’s or women’s category that wish to compete in the UCI category and would like their race results to contribute to their riders’ accumulated UCI point ranking must register as UCI pro-elite category riders during online registration, at which time they must provide their UCI international racing license numbers (UCI ID). (Qataris and Expats with residence in Qatar can apply for an UCI license through Qatar Cycling Federation, please send email with request to produce a licence to:

Al Adaid Desert Challenge also counts for the Qatar National Mountain Bike Championships (Qatari nationals) and for the National MTB league. QCTF membership and license entitles holder to participate in events sanctioned by the Qatar Cycling & Triathlon Federation for the 2018 – 2019 season. To become a member, fill out this FORM and follow the steps on the link. If you don’t want a licence, you can take a daily licence (20qar – option in the registration), which allows you to participate in the event.

For running event, there are two age categories available to enter – Open and Veteran (above 40 years) for male and female.


EARLY BIRD (until 01/01/2019)
MTB – Special price of 100 QAR (27$) only for online payment (credit card, PayPal)
RUNNING – Special price of 70 QAR (20$) only for online payment (credit card, PayPal)

STANDARD (02/01/2019 – 19/02/2019)
MTB – Regular price of 150 QAR (42$) (credit card, PayPal, voucher)
RUNNING – Regular price of 100 QAR (27$) (credit card, PayPal, voucher)

LAST MINUTE (20/02/2019 – 26/02/2019)
MTB – Last minute price of 250 QAR (69$)(credit card, PayPal, voucher)
RUNNING – Last minute price of 150 QAR (42$)(credit card, PayPal, voucher)

MTB – 50 QAR (14 $)(credit card, PayPal, voucher)

Dear riders/runners, we received many emails, msgs about extra spaces and we will open a very limited number of entries as VIP last chance entries for 600 QAR in addition to the regular entry for the race, you will receive reserved VIP area in the finish and 2019 Al Adaid cycling jersey.

Your place in the race is reserved only after the payment has been done. Online payment means automatic entry in the race, no cash payment on event.
All participants are required to pre-register for the event before 26th February 2019.

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