When it comes to riding in the UAE, it is a general assumption among most motorcyclists that summer is a time to park your motorcycle in the garage or the basement parking lot, sell it or keep it handy for an occasional weekend rides down the favorite beach road. But is it?
To overcome this and to ensure you enjoy your ride, here are a few basic tips and tricks for riding in the heat that I’ve learnt over the last five years that I’ve been riding in the desert summer.
Carry plenty of water: Make sure you carry plenty of water with you while you’re out riding. Most adventure riders have a top box or panniers they can store bottles in, for others, a simple motorcycle net for the rear seat can hold a couple of big water bottles that can come in very handy.
Plan your route well: if you’re going for a long ride, it’s always best to plan your route in advance on Google Maps. Also, try not riding alone if possible, especially in the eastern region, which tends to be more isolated.