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​​​Last chance for UAE sports fans to enter team, corporate and community tournaments​​

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: With summer temperatures soaring up local thermometers, the UAE’s most enthusiastic sports fans are preparing to take it inside and compete in a series of indoor team tournaments running at Dubai Sports World’s (DSW) from June 21 – August 29. Run by some of the world’s biggest sporting brands and leading UAE sports institutions, the DSW calendar of football, cricket, badminton and basketball tournaments has proven as popular as ever. Designed to bring the community together during the Holy Month of Ramadan and beyond, the DSW tournaments offer experienced and novice players alike the chance to play with friends, family and colleagues at the UAE’s largest indoor sports arena.

With spaces filling up fast and only a few more days to register, Ahmed Alkhaja, Senior Vice President – Venues, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), urged teams keen to display their dominance to log their interest at

“The tournaments at Dubai Sports World always bring out people’s competitive nature and I’ve no doubt we’ll see healthy rivalries on all our pitches and courts again this year,” said Alkhaja. “The community’s love of sport and fitness doesn’t end with the rising summer temperatures and the indoor tournaments at Dubai Sports World venue are always popular for families, friends and colleagues to get together, have fun and stay active during the hotter months.”

Leading the DSW tournaments is the adidas #BeTheDifference 6-a-side football tournament. Open to corporate and social teams of all ages and abilities, teams will don the jerseys of European clubs that qualified for the 2015 UEFA Champions League. Teams will play Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9-11pm, June 23 - July 16. Entry is priced at AED 3,000 for a team of 11 with cash prizes of up to AED 6,000 up for grabs for the eventual winner, plus runner-up cash prizes for second and third place. With the likes of Dubai Allstars FC, a stalwart of the local Dubai Amateur Football League (DAFL), Fitness First and DP World already entered, competition will be tough.

“The boys are raring to go,” said Scott McWilliam, Dubai Allstars FC. “We don’t always get the chance to play together as a team during the summer, so we’re looking forward to going indoors and testing our skills. I’m sure there will be some fierce competition but we’re looking to add more silverware to the Allstars trophy cabinet.”

Duplays is also looking for the UAE’s finest football talent with its DUPLAYS Ramadan Football Cup. With the 7-9pm time slots still open to entries, all players will be kitted out in fully-customised adidas kit.

The basketball action gets underway at the DXB2 – UAE Conference Basketball where NBA fans have a chance to represent their favourite teams - from the Chicago Bulls to Miami Heat - and be given kits to match. With entry set at AED 3,500 for a team of eight, 30 teams will attempt to dribble and dunk their way to victory on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. More basketball and the Dubai Sports World Basketball League will see an additional 16 teams competing from July 6 – 30 on Monday or Thursday evenings 8pm – 10pm. Entry Fee is AED 3,000 per team of 10. Meanwhile, the DUPLAYS Ramadan 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament runs for one day only on August 7, with organisers on the lookout for the UAE’s ultimate baller in Men’s, Women’s and U17’s categories.

The Shuttle Time Dubai Corporate Badminton Championship will be played out across two badminton courts reserved for some healthy corporate competition from 4pm-midnight on weekdays, while cricket fans are in luck as G-Force Cricket brings a T-10 cricket tournament to DSW. Starting from June 21, matches will take place on a knock-out basis. Entry is priced at AED 2,000 for a team of eight players.

Organised in association with Dubai Sports Council, DSW runs from June 21 - August 29 at DWTC. The venue boasts an impressive roll-call of leading local authorities and international lifestyle partners. For further enquiries on registering for team tournaments, making bulk bookings or organising unique team-building activities across a variety of sports, log on to

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