UAE to host 20 global sporting events in 10 days
The UAE hosted more than 20 global and international sporting events over about ten days from late February to early March, between tournaments, events and conferences with intensive public attendance.
These events underscore the UAE's position and weight on the global sports map, and that it is the ideal destination for the best athletes in the world.
Events included equestrian, rallying, martial arts, tennis, triathlon, skydiving, water skiing, football, athletics for people of determination, polo and karate.
At the forefront of the events hosted by the UAE was the Endurance World Cup in Abu Dheeb Village on February 25, with the participation of 122 riders representing 36 countries, including some of the best riders around the world.
It also hosted the 32nd edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, over seven days starting on February 26, with the participation of 150 competitors, representing some of the most brilliant drivers and riders, a participation that increased by 35 percent over last year, according to the Emirates Motor and Motorcycle Organization.
Abu Dhabi hosted the two-day World Sports Leadership Summit (Leaders) at the Yas Marina Circuit Convention Centre, organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with the participation of 450 international sports leaders and decision-makers.
On March 3 and 4, Yas Marina Circuit hosted the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon Championship, with the participation of elite triathletes and a large number of sports enthusiasts from across the region and the world, with more than 1000,74 participants from <> nationalities participating in the age group races.
Last Saturday, Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City hosted the fourth Mixed Martial Arts Championship for juniors, with the participation of elite players from different nationalities.
At the same time, the second Skydive Abu Dhabi International Skydiving Championship was held, which saw the participation of more than 100 jumpers, representing 13 teams from different countries in the region and the world.
The UAE Water Skiing Championships were held in Abu Dhabi over two days, with a record participation of 85 competitors from 17 countries, marking the first time that this number of competitors participated in the local competition.
Dubai hosted one of the most important and largest sporting charity events on February 28, by organizing a global charity match at Al Wasl Club Stadium, which brought together the former World Cup stars and the stars of Asia, the Gulf and the UAE, with the proceeds allocated to people of determination in Asia.
From 17 February to 4 March, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Court witnessed the women's and men's tournaments, as part of the WTA and ATP tournaments, with the participation of elite world leaders and rankings.
Dubai Club for People of Determination hosted the 14th edition of the Fazza International Athletics Championship for People of Determination (Dubai Grand Prix 2023) with the participation of 700 male and female athletes from 66 countries, and the tournament witnessed the breaking of seven world records and 40 continental records.
The Dubai International Boat Show was held in Dubai from the first to the 5th of March at the Dubai Harbour, the Middle East's premier marine lifestyle event, which included many activities and events in the field of marine sports such as the UAE International Jet Ski Championship, Hydrofoil Night Shows and Free Parade.
The Dubai Efza Gold Cup Polo Championship, which was launched on February 4, with the participation of eight teams, concluded in Dubai on March 15, with a 20-joule handicap, and the curtain fell on its competition in the evening with the victory of the Emirates team in one of the most important tourism sporting events in the UAE.
Meydan racecourse for Arabian and thoroughbred horses witnessed the Super Saturday races, which were held with the participation of 128 horses, with a total prize pool of $ 2 million and 345 thousand, and were play-off races in deciding the identity of the qualifiers for the highly anticipated event "Dubai World Cup for horses" scheduled for March 25.
From February 23 to 26, Fujairah hosted the World Karate League Championship for the youth and junior categories under the age of 21 (Premier League 1), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, with the participation of 1196,67 players from <> countries, in the largest event in the Middle East and North Africa.
Ajman hosted the "Ajman International Bodybuilding Championship" on March 4 and 5, in cooperation with the UAE Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation and the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, with the participation of a wide range of international champions of the game.