Residents and tourists are being urged to ditch their cars and use pedal power to get around the emirate.
More than 100 bicycles are now available for hire thanks to a new rental service, similar to those run in European cities.
Bikes can be picked up across Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina for up to 24 hours, in the first scheme of its kind in the Middle East. It is operated by the German firm NextBike with Dubai-based ByKy and so far 500 people have registered to use it.
There are 10 bicycle rental stations dotted around Dubai Marina and Downtown Dubai at key locations. They are at The Address Hotel, Souk Al Bahar, Burj Park, Burj Khalifa, Burj Khalifa Metro, Marina Walk, Marina Mall, Marina Yacht Club, Marina Gulf Boat and Marina Dusit.