Stage 1

Monday February 19 2024 - Al Dhafra Walk to Liwa Palace - 143km Sprint

The stage of the desert. First part (north-south direction) of about 45 km along wide, straight roads. After reaching Liwa, the race will enter an area of very pronounced dunes, which make up the bulk of the stage. A series of ups and downs leads to Moreeb Dune, where the race will make two laps of the Moreeb Dune cycle path (18.1 km each lap) characterised by rather steep ups and downs with double digit gradients. It then returns to Liwa for the finish. The stage is on wide, straight roads with good pavement.

Final route with one wide bend on roundabout. Final straight all uphill around 3%.