With more than 17 sports and 10 academies on offer from June 1 to September 2, Dubai Sports World (DSW), the region’s largest indoor summer sports arena, returns to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) 7th year.
The fully air-conditioned, 25,000 square meter facility is expected to attract over one million visitors this year after expanding its offerings to include; 12 badminton courts, four 5-a-side pitches and four seven-a-side pitches for football and rugby, six basketball courts, three tennis courts, a mini cricket pitch, a volleyball court, one gym, a fitness studio, cycling studio, running track and free-to-enter table tennis zone.
DSW has also partnered with a number of academies, groups and initiatives to provide a range of programs across all the above sports. The skate park also returns with new activities such as the ‘Just Play’ sports camp for children, a Ninja Warriors Course, trampoline park and padel tennis facilities.
“Each year, we are delighted with the exponential growth and success of Dubai Sports World at DWTC, as it attracts more visitors, who are encouraged to follow a healthy, fit and happy lifestyle. Dubai is a leading destination for international sport and is recognized as a city that champions health and well-being through various initiatives. Furthermore, DSW has emerged as a unique platform to nurture young talent and springboard professional sporting careers to a national, regional and international level,” Dubai Sports Council general secretary Saeed Hareb said.
“Dubai Sports World is a unique synergy between Dubai World Trade Centre’s legacy as a regional leader that has hosted and organised more than 500 world-class events and exhibitions annually for over 35 years and Dubai Sports Council’s expertise in spearheading the sports mandate for Dubai, from developing a culture of sports at the grass roots to staging and supporting high-profile international sporting events. Through this partnership, DSW is a fantastic venue for the entire community — irrespective of age or skill — to engage in and participate in sports and fitness, and is aligned with Dubai’s promotion of a healthy lifestyle among its residents. It maintains the momentum of an active lifestyle throughout the year and the growing interest from individuals, groups and corporates is testament to its success as a much-anticipated summer venue, spurring us to ensure we deliver a dynamic calendar of events and activities,” said Ahmad Al Khaja, senior vice president of venues at DWTC.