Dubai allows spectators to return to sports events

DG Staff

DUBAI 30 November 2020: Dubai Sports Council has obtained the approval of the The Executive Council of Dubai and the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, for the return of spectators to sport events at a maximum of 30 per cent of capacity.

In recent days, spectators were allowed into a number of events, including boxing, golf, cricket, basketball, polo, the Red Bull Car Park Drift, and body building.

Work is underway to prepare for the return of spectators in the upcoming sports tournaments organized by the council or overseeing their organization. The council is in contact with organizers and sports federations and discussing the possibility of the return of fans to matches of all the sports that are held in the stadiums and halls of Dubai.

Olympians choose UAE to train for Tokyo

The UAE is playing host to seven Asian football teams who are camping here as they prepare for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and the Asian Cup 2023, as well as an Israeli-American cycling expedition.

In the coming days, many English, German and Chinese football teams will be here for their winter training camp.

Dubai is preparing to host more athletes and teams during the coming period as part of their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which will be held in the summer of next year, after it was postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Dubai Sports Council is in contact with a number of sports federations and National Olympic Committees of a number of countries wishing to set up training camps in Dubai for their athletes as part of their preparation program for the next Olympics, and the Council will provide all the necessary facilities for the camps, including entry visas and training in advanced sports facilities in Dubai.

European countries are at the forefront of the list of those wishing to set up training camps for their athletes in Dubai to benefit from the ease of travel and mobility, and a safe and open atmosphere for all areas of life in accordance with precautionary measures and safety protocols, in addition to the availability of modern and integrated sports facilities, foremost among which is the Hamdan Sports Complex, Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, and other stadiums and clubs, as well as sports medicine facilities, and safe cycling tracks that extend for tens of kilometres, away from any traffic. In addition, the country is blessed with weather that is ideal for training.

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