DWTC to organize 'Dubai Sports World' in JuneMay 13, 2012 - 01:56 -
WAM Dubai, May 13th, 2012 (WAM) -- The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) will organize for the second year in a row the 'Dubai Sports World 2012' from 8 June to 31 August in partnership with Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Dubai Events and Promotion Establishment (DEPE), and supported by the Roads '&' Transport Authority (RTA).
With a capacity to host tens of thousands of sporting enthusiasts, the event will open 7 days a week, from 8am to midnight, and 8am to 4am in Ramadan, providing 20 hours of nonstop sporting entertainment.
The event will host a variety of sports and leisure activities for sports enthusiasts, including football leagues, rugby tournaments, basketball and cricket matches, futsal, volleyball, fitness areas, and much more! The second edition of Dubai Sports World will also introduce for the first time, a 660m indoor running track around the perimeter.
Encompassing over 25,000 sqm of indoor space, Dubai Sports World will be held in the interconnected Sheikh Saeed Halls 1, 2 and 3, and the Trade Centre Arena. The multipurpose Sheikh Saeed Halls will be transformed to feature pro-standard full-size playing fields for football and rugby, plus six multi-purpose courts for the other sports and leisure activities. Dubai Sports World has partnered with leading professional sporting academies and clubs, as well as prominent sporting establishments and renowned athletic trainers to provide an outstanding experience for all, from first-time players to experienced athletes and spectators. Participants will be mentored and coached by international and local football and rugby personalities including professional Emirati sportsmen, who will identify and nurture talent, acting as scouts for sporting stars of the future.
"Reflecting the spirit of excellence that Dubai is known and celebrated for, DWTC is proud to host the second edition of Dubai Sports World, which supports the Emirate's efforts in building a community that encourages health and wellbeing for both residents and visitors to the UAE," said Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre.
"Dubai Sports World will provide a unique environment for families and communities to come together, and our focus remains to provide robust infrastructure and facilities to support and strengthen the sporting community and to encourage a healthy lifestyle." Dr. Ahmed Al Sharif, Secretary General, Dubai Sports Council said: "We are delighted to support DWTC in its efforts to spread a culture of sports in Dubai. Dubai Sports World will give Emiratis and residents the opportunity to interact with and learn from professionals, as well as compete on a global platform. The event will play a key role in growing the participation level in sports for youth, adults and the community at large. It will also enable youth to strengthen their skills, develop their talent, and encourage health and wellbeing.
We anticipate that Dubai Sports World will achieve even more success than last year due to the public awareness of the importance of the role that the event will play over the next three months, by hosting a range of sporting competitions and events which count as an important part of the Sports Council's vision to create a unique sporting community." The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) commended DWTC for its efforts to encourage health and wellness in the Emirate, especially among the youth. Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority said: "Educating youth about the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyle will go a long way in reducing the prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Dubai Sports World raises awareness of these issues, and shows everyone that physical activity can be incorporated into your lives in a fun way." This year, Dubai Sports World will be held alongside Dubai Summer Surprises, the region's much-anticipated summer entertainment and shopping fiesta, which will be located in Halls 1 - 6 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).
For her part, Laila Suhail, CEO, Dubai Events and Promotion Establishment (DEPE) said: "DEPE is committed to supporting initiatives that ensure Dubai is known to be a year-round destination of events. With Modhesh World, the leading family entertainment destination in the region, being held in conjunction with Dubai Sports World, we are sure that the venue will be the centre of summer fun in Dubai. It is a great opportunity for both, residents and visitors, to remain active during summer, participate in exciting fun filled activities with family and friends, and to take relief from the heat in DWTC's world-class indoor facilities." WAM/ES/AM