Olympic and world champions return to Dubai

FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup takes place on October 4-5

World class swimming returns to Dubai with an exciting line-up of Olympic and world champions ready to compete at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 on October 4-5 at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

The Swimming World Cup 2016 will be staged across nine locations in three clusters (Europe, Middle East and Asia) and offers athletes the opportunity to earn prize money reaching $2 million.

Organisers are expecting another thrilling event as it will welcome numerous worldwide elite swimmers, including Katinka Hosszu, Yuliya Efimova, Alia Atkinson and Jeanette Ottesen.

For the men, the event will see Chad Le Clos, James Guy, Daiya Seto, Vladimir Morozov and Joshua Prenot compete.

Ahmed Al Falasi, president of the UAE Swimming Association said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the world’s best swimmers to Dubai next week. With the recent Olympics Games we are sure this will be an exciting event for all and we encourage all sports fans to come and witness world-class champions in action.”

The action will start at 10:00am on each day followed by the finals at 06:30pm.

To celebrate the event, the UAE Swimming Federation is hosting a Children’s Fun Festival each day from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, offering local children and aspiring swimmers aged 7-12 the opportunity to swim at the Hamdan Sports Complex just before the finals.

To further encourage participation, the Swimming World Cup will also provide local swimmers, aged 14 years and older, the unique opportunity to partake in the event, competing alongside their sporting heroes.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for Dh50 and children 12 years and younger will receive free admission.