The 2017 Dubai Tour will be a very special edition because of the addition of an extra competition day: Ras Al-Khaymah stage. “The extra stage will allow to better explore the surrounding territories, while lengthening the riders’ stay in Dubai and keeping the media and fans’ interest in the event alive for a longer period,”Saeed Hareb, general secretary of Dubai Sports Council said after the announcement. Stage 1 or Nakheel Stage will include: Al-Qudra bike path, Camel track, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Jumeirah Islands, Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis Hotel. Stage 2 or Ras Al-Khaymah stage will include Dubai Design district, Sharjah University, Al-Marjan Island complex, and artificial Islands. Stage 3 or Dubai Silicon Oasis stage will include Dubai Al-Aqah and Fujairah. Stage 4 or Westin Stage will include Desert Areas of Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaymah and Hatta dam. Stage 5 or Meraas stage will include Meydan Racecourse, Mushrif Park, Al-Mamzar, Deira, Port Rashid, Union Flag, Burj Khalifah and City Walk. Blue Jersey is sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai, while the Red Jersey is sponsored by Emirates Airline. As for the White Jersey, the Roads and Transport Authority is the sponsor. UAE Flag Jersey is sponsored by Dubai Health Authority.