Dubai Sports World 2012, the region’s largest indoor sports event will begin Friday (8 June) at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), and is free for the public on the first two days, Friday and Saturday June 8 and 9. The event will run until August 31, featuring three months of exciting sports and leisure activities including football, basketball, cricket, American football, rugby, tennis, futsal, volleyball, beach soccer, fitness areas, table tennis, billiards, and much more. The venue also includes a 660m indoor running track, allowing fitness enthusiasts to continue their exercise regime through the summer months, and a skate park for visitors looking for some action and adventure.
Kicking off the event, Original Fitness Co. will host the 2012 Dubai Burpee Mile Challenge at Dubai Sports World on Friday, June 8 at 8am. The event is in aid of ‘Doe for Moe’, a fundraising campaign for a Dubai Hurricanes Rugby Member who is battling cancer.
Social sports group Duplays will be hosting a variety of tournaments during the summer including American Flag Football, Cricket Action 8s, Women’s Netball, and Dubai Sports World Nations Cup, to commemorate the UEFA Euro Championship.
Aimed at supporting the development of national and expatriate players, Dubai Rugby Academy has created various programmes that will enhance the game of all players. These include High Performance Programme, Transition Programme, Development programme and a summer camp for those who want to develop their skills in relaxed and fun environment.
Dubai Sports World will be held in the inter-connected Sheikh Saeed Halls 1, 2 and 3, Sheikh Rashid Hall and the multi-purpose Trade Centre Arena. Encompassing over 32,000 sqm of indoor space, the venue has been transformed to feature pro-standard full-size playing fields for football and rugby, plus six multi-purpose courts for other sports and leisure activities.
The event will open seven days a week from 8am to midnight starting tomorrow, Friday June 8, and until 2am during Ramadan. Every Saturday from June 16th through August 31st is Ladies Day from 8am – 3pm, after which the venue is open to the public as normal. Leading sports academies and clubs have been roped in for the event, and will provide a host of exciting games, competitions and training activities for all participants, from first time players to experienced athletes.
9am to 4pm daily is dedicated to sports academies and also corporates looking to engage their employees in fun team building activities. Participants will be mentored and coached by international and local sports personalities and trainers who will identify and nurture talent, acting as scouts for sporting stars of the future.
Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre said, “We are pleased to organise the second edition of Dubai Sports World. Together with our esteemed partners, we have created a unique environment for residents and visitors alike to come together and engage in fun and healthy activities during summer. Dubai Sports World has established itself on Dubai’s sporting calendar by incorporating fresh and exciting sports-driven initiatives of professional standards. The event is focused on providing opportunities for all to compete in sports on a global scale, and we aim to support the growth of sports in the UAE through facilities that match these international standards.”
Leading names from professional European, regional and local teams are also set to compete in the Dubai Indoor Football Championship from July 8 - 12 in the Sheikh Rashid Hall. Also, the Summer Sports Majlis, another element under the Dubai Sports World portfolio, will broadcast the UEFA Euro Championship action live from June 8 – July 1, as well as other global sporting events on four giant screens.
Dubai Sports World is being held in partnership with Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Events and Promotion Establishment, and is supported by the Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai Municipality.
For more information or to book your space, call 04 3064000 or visit www.dubaisportsworld.ae