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Dubai Sports World 2016 Kicks Off Today

05 Jun 2016

Dubai Sports World 2016 Kicks Off Today

​Dubai Sports World (DSW) 2016 opened its doors to the public today (June 5th). His Excellency Saeed Mohamed Hareb, Secretary General, Dubai Sports Council led the pre-opening ceremony of the 6th edition of the UAE’s largest indoor summer sports venue, which is bigger and bolder with an ultimate range of sports programs that engage and ensure a fun-filled and active summer in the “great indoors”.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, His Excellency Saeed Mohamed Hareb, General Secretary, Dubai Sports Council, said: “We are delighted to support Dubai World Trade Centre’s annual summer sporting initiative that presents fantastic indoor facilities with a vast variety of sports for people of all ages and all skill sets. Dubai Sports World is a strong partner supporting the Dubai Sports Council in ensuring Dubai’s sporting sector continues to grow and paves the way for positioning Dubai as the pioneering city of sports.”

Ahmed Alkhaja, Senior Vice President – Venues, DWTC said: “It is finally time to open the doors to Dubai Sports World 2016. We are thrilled to welcome sports enthusiasts and professional athletes alike to this 12-week opportunity for indoor sports and fitness. Dubai Sports World , encouraging a spirit of gamesmanship and camaraderie, all here in the heart of Dubai.”

Promising all sports all summer, DSW is spread across DWTC’s Sheikh Saeed Halls 1, 2 and 3, and the Trade Centre Arena, covering 25,000m² of air-conditioned, indoor space.

DSW 2016 rolls out an all-new wrestling ring, four pro-standard size pitches for five-a-side football, four pro-standard size pitches for seven-a-side football, six basketball courts, three tennis courts, eight badminton courts, twelve ping pong tables, a mini cricket pitch, a regulation-sized volleyball court, a state-of-the-art gym, and a dedicated fitness studio for group classes and a cycling studio. DSW also provides safe, affordable indoor facilities for grassroots sports programmes for children of all ages, which will be run by leading professional training institutions from across the UAE.

DSW 2016 is set to offer a thrilling 12-week schedule of sports, tournaments, academies and activities from June 5st to August 27th, 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily and to 1 a.m. during the month of Ramadan. Entry is Free. For details on pitch bookings and rates, please log onto

DSW is organised in association with Dubai Sports Council and an impressive roll-call of leading local authorities and international lifestyle partners. Fans can follow and interact with Dubai Sports World on a various social media platforms including:

• Facebook: Dubai Sports World• Twitter: @DXBSportsWorld #MyDSW• Instagram: dubaisportsworld• YouTube: DubaiSportsWorld