Dubai Sports World has opened its doors for the summer with an official opening visit by His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, accompanied by Mahir Julfar, Senior Vice President – Venue Services Management, Dubai World Trade Centre. Organised by DWTC in association with Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Sports World (DSW) is now open from today (June 19) to Sep 10, and is set to welcome hundreds of thousands of athletes, sports enthusiasts and spectators alike.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, said: “We are proud to see Dubai Sports World grow bigger and better each year, serving as the ideal platform for people to come together in a safe environment to play sports. In fact, physical activity is known to promote inclusiveness and tolerance, and positively contributes to a healthier society. We want to encourage everyone to get involved and reap the benefits of such a great initiative.”
Mahir Julfar, Senior Vice President – Venue Services Management, Dubai World Trade Centre, stated: “Dubai Sports World continues to change the culture of sport in the UAE by encouraging more people to move from a sedentary lifestyle to a more physical active life, in spite of the soaring temperatures. DSW has extended the boundaries of sport arenas to provide a suitable venue for people to play and compete. We look forward to another eventful edition.”
As part of the opening celebration, Dubai Sports Council and DWTC honoured participating academies for their involvement and efforts that have played a pivotal role in shaping DSW to what is it today.
The 25,000 sq. metres indoor air-conditioned venue includes: 3 pro-standard pitches for 5-a-side football; 3 pro-standard pitches for 7-a-side football and rugby; 6 basketball courts; 3 street basketball courts; 18 badminton courts; 2 tennis courts and a table tennis zone; 3 volleyball courts; 2 cricket pitches; cycling and fitness studios powered by Reebok and LesMills; a padel court; and a state-of-the-art gym fitted out by Technogym.
The event has an impressive roll-call of leading local authorities and international lifestyle partners including Umbro, Reebok, Arla, Emirates NBD, Just Play, DEWA, Technogym, Canadian University Dubai, Daman National Health Insurance Company, Burjeel Hospital, Emirates Global Aluminum, Air Arabia, Hyundai Juma Al Majid Est, Pepsi, Mai Dubai, Circle K, Gatorade, Sport 360, Tag 91.9, Virgin Radio 104.4.
For more information, to book a sport, or to enroll in DSW’s summer camps, log on to www.dubaisportsworld.ae. To keep up to date on Dubai Sports World’s latest activity, follow: