DUBAI 8 July 2020: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in association with the Dubai Sports Council, marked the official opening of the 10th edition of Dubai Sports World (DSW).
The UAE’s most anticipated sporting event will run until 3rd October 2020.
DWTC has transformed its halls into playing fields – from basketball, tennis and badminton courts to football and cricket pitches, among others, which are open to welcome all sports enthusiasts to play, practice and compete in a secure, safe and comfortable air-conditioned facility.
This announcement closely follows the Dubai Sports Council’s decision to resume various fitness and sports activities in alignment with the guidelines issued by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and other health authorities to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the players, visitors and community.
This year’s edition of DSW is housed in DWTC’s Za’abeel Halls 4, 5 and 6. The interconnecting halls serve as a self-contained and exclusive space to allow for social distancing with a separate parking facility, and with direct access from Al Mustaqbal Street to ease visitor movement.
DSW offers a revised programme, hosting a total of eight sports including football, basketball, cricket, badminton, tennis, volleyball, padel tennis and table tennis. Sports pitches and courts are available for group bookings, while summer training camps are also being offered by partner academies.
Every genre abides by the guidelines issued by the Government of Dubai and Dubai Sports Council, ensuring a safe capacity of fitness enthusiasts and seasoned athletes per pitch or court is maintained. DSW has organised a team of fully trained staff members to assist with various sports activities, in addition to a dedicated team which will be responsible for safely sanitising the venue.
Safe, affordable indoor facility
DSW will continue to serve as a safe, affordable indoor facility for grassroots sports programs, which will be run by leading professional training institutions from across the UAE. These include: the LaLiga Academy, IFA Football Academy, It’s Just Football Academy, Tennis 360, G Force, Professional Sports Academy (PSA), Deepika’s Badminton Academy, Shooting Star, as well as Champs Ahead to name a few, and are set to offer professional trainings sessions.
DWTC has implemented several regulatory protective measures at the venue, in line with government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all individuals and staff on the premises of DSW. Visitors must check-in online via the DSW App prior to entry. Key onsite safety amenities and offerings, including emergency medical services have been made available including regular sanitisation of the facility.
Additionally, all DSW entry points are equipped with thermal cameras to screen visitor temperatures with touch-free sanitiser equipment installed across the entire venue. Visitors are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and bring their own towels and equipment in an effort to promote healthy behaviour. Visitors should also wear a face mask at all times, unless engaged in strenuous physical activity, in which case masks may be lowered or removed.