UAE's Pink Caravan Ride Announces Official Routes

  • Publish date: Saturday، 07 January 2023 Last update: Sunday، 04 February 2024
UAE's Pink Caravan Ride Announces Official Routes

The 11th edition of Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), a breast cancer awareness initiative, will begin its annual ride around the seven emirates on February 4th, coinciding with World Cancer Day.

The ride aims to raise awareness of the types of cancer including breast, skin, colon, prostate and testicular cancer, in addition to childhood and cervical cancer.

The scheduled activities will also include free breast cancer medical screenings throughout the nationwide ride, including clinical, ultrasound, and mammograms for both women and men, aiding in dispelling the myth that men can’t get breast cancer.

As a procession of horses leads the ride, equestrians interested in taking part in the pan-UAE awareness campaign, which will run between February 4-10, can register via https://www.focp.ae/rider-registration/

Donations are dedicated to raising community awareness and providing the latest medical equipment for early detection screening for women and men in the UAE.

Here are the scheduled routes for the ride:

The ride will begin on February 4th in Sharjah and Ajman, with riders starting at Al Heera Beach in Sharjah, the official opening ceremony at 8:00 and the start of the procession at 9:00.

The journey will take riders through the streets of Sharjah with an estimated arrival time of 11:30 at Heart of Sharjah (Al Hisn).

In the afternoon, riders will begin at Thumbay Hospital Ajman at 15:00 and end at Al Zorah Marina 1, encountering notable areas in Ajman, with an estimated arrival time of 6:00.

On Day 2, the ride will take place in Dubai, starting at DIFC Gate Avenue at 8:00, passing by Marasi Parking at 9:30, then Skydive Dubai at 10:45, passing by JBR at 12:30 and ending at City Walk at 15:30.

Day 3 will take place in Sharjah, with riders starting at BEEAH Group at 8:00 and then heading to Sharjah Media City (SHAMS), Sharjah TV, Al Jada, and Sharjah University City Arena, before ending at University Hospital, with an estimated time of arrival at 16:30.

Day 4 will take place in UAQ, with riders starting at UAQ Wall at 9:00, passing by UAQ Hospital, and ending at Kite Beach at 12:00. While starting point 2 at UAQ is at Hamriyah Fisherman's Marina at 14:30, visiting significant places such as Hamriyah Ladies Club, with an estimated arrival time of 4:00 at Hamriyah Beach.

Day 5 will take place in Fujairah, with riders starting at Kalba Waterfront at 8:00 and ending at East Coast Fishing Charter Kalba Corniche at 9:15.

Then, starting point 2 will be Kalba Corniche at 10:00 and ending in Fujairah Umbrella Beach at 12:00. Finally, starting point 3 will be from Old Souq Khorfakkan at 13:00, with an estimated arrival at 17:00 in Khorfakkan Amphitheatre.

Day 6 will take place in Ras Al Khaimah, with riders starting at Saqr Hospital at 9:30, passing by Cove Rotana Resort and ending at Mina AlArab Lagoon at 16:30.

The final day, Day 7, will take place in Abu Dhabi, starting at Wahat Al Karama at 10:00, passing by the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and ending at Health Point at 12:30, with a closing ceremony at 18:00 in Al Hudayriat Island.

To date, 910 volunteers have dedicated over 400,000 work hours, 820 equestrians from many different nations have travelled more than 1,950 kms, and 986 PCR medical clinics have conducted over 75,000 free screenings, including 13,000 screenings for men since 2011.

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