EPIC PACKAGES

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All-inclusive Hotel Package - Standard Price: USD $1,450

4 nights in 5-star hotels, one of which is an idyllic and luxurious mountain retreat, the other being a beautiful beach-side resort and both with gyms, spas, outdoor pools, amazing views, 5* restaurants and bars. This package includes airport pick-up & drop-off for you and your mountain bike, bedroom, breakfast, lunch and dinner...and access to all the resort facilities.  

All-inclusive Camping Package - Standard Price: USD $1,000

Entry fee includes 4 nights in the race village campsites in the grounds of the 5-star hotels, and again with access to the gyms, spas, outdoor pools, and the 5* restaurants and bars. This package also includes airport pick-up & drop-off for you and your mountain bike, breakfast, lunch and dinner, a 2-person tent with pillow, mattress and sleeping bag...and access to all the resort facilities. This really is the ideal sporting life. More information below. 

ENTRY FEES

All entry fees are in $USD

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Entry fees will increase once the number of participants in that category has been reached or when the dates stated above for each category have been reached - whichever happens first.

ENTRY FEE INCLUSIONS

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The following services are included in your entry fee;

  • Race Entry to the 4-day Stage Race.
  • Airport Meet and Greet on arrival.
  • Airport Pick-Up / Drop-Off on arrival and departure.
  • Hotel Accommodation (Hotel Package) for 4 nights (17th, 18th, 19th, 20th December). Rooms are double occupancy in each hotel. Access to all hotel leisure facilities.
  • Tented Accommodation (Camping Package) in the Tented Village for 4 nights (17th, 18th, 19th, 20th December). One two-man tent per participant is provided. This includes a mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, set-up and take-down service at each location.
  • Meals including breakfast and Arabian Nights BBQ dinner.
  • Amenities at the Race Village including hotel leisure facilities.
  • Timing and giveaways.
  • Awards at the Evening Race Briefing.
  • Check Points on routes to track all riders.
  • Route Marshals to ensure all riders are on the right course and are not experiencing any on course difficulties.
  • Sweeper Team (Camels) ensuring everyone gets home safe. They can provide emergency on course mechanical assistance to get you to the finish.
  • Feed Stations providing on course nutrition and liquids.
  • Transport of participants and bikes to remote start locations.
  • Transport of baggage between host towns.
  • Medical Support by on-site ambulance services.
  • Police Support for road closures and traffic management.
  • Mechanical Services provided at each race village. Additional costs may be charged depending on the level of service required.
  • Daily Stage Results presented at the Evening Race Briefing.
  • Karcher Bike Wash Area at the Race Village.
  • Secure Bike Storage at each Race Village.
  • Arabian Epic Finish Line Bag.
  • Arabian Epic Finishers T-shirt (for official finishers only).
  • Arabian Epic Finishers Medal (for official finishers only).
  • Photography Service (photographs can be purchased after the event).

The following services are not included in your entry fee;

  • Lunches can be purchased at the Race Village or from the Hotel Restaurant.
  • Masseuse Services can be booked and paid for separately.
  • Sleeping bag liner - please bring your own.

ENTRY CATEGORIES

The Arabian Epic (UAE) has 4 different categories for this year's edition:

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  1. Open Male (18 - 39).
  2. Open Female (18 - 39).
  3. Masters Male (40+).
  4. Masters Female (40+).


*The minimum age to compete is set at 18 years old on or before the first day of the race.

Participation Requirements

MEDICALLY FIT

The 4-day stage race is a challenging endurance event open to elite and amateur cyclists of all disciplines. The routes feature various distances, terrain and includes a lot of climbing. It is the responsibility of the participant to arrive with a necessary level of fitness and stamina to compete.


All entrants will sign a waiver upon registration.


ELIGIBLE AGE

The minimum age to compete is set at 18 years old on or before the first day of the race.


MINIMUM MANDATORY GEAR

This list contains the absolute minimum requirements in order to stay safe in this environment and must be suitable to you. They must be carried on each stage of the race.

  • A Helmet
  • Windproof jacket
  • GPS Navigation Device - GPX files to be loaded onto device for bike check on race morning.
  • Tool Kit - Must contain two spare tubes (if using tubeless ensure sealant is refreshed and carry at least 1 tube as an emergency  back-up), a bike pump, a multi-tool, tyre lever, patch kit and a chain  breaker (that you know how to use). A speed link/spare chain link is  also useful 
  • First Aid Kit - Including bandages, plasters, tape, gauze, whistle and a survival  blanket. We also recommend carrying pain relief medication (e.g.  Panadol) for headaches, sunscreen and electrolyte replacement powder, along with other medications you might need (e.g. prescription or hay fever medication)
  • Water - do not underestimate the danger of dehydration in this climate