#Sport

Saudi Arabia wins right to host AFC Asian Cup 2027

Saudi Arabia wins rights to host AFC Asian Cup 2027

Saudi Arabia has won the prestigious AFC Asian Cup championship on three occasions: 1984, 1988, and 1996

Al Nassr Club presents Ronaldo at a ceremenoy in Marsool Park, Riyadh courtesy SPA

Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled by Al Nassr FC, receives warm welcome from fans

Ronaldo has a two-and-a-half-year contract to play for the Saudi Pro League club

Pele dies at 82

Soccer legend Pele dies at 82

Pele, who was undergoing treatment for cancer since 2021, died at a hospital in Sao Paulo

Dubai fitness challenge 2022_photo courtesy WAM

Dubai Fitness Challenge 2022 sees participation of over 2.2 million people

The seventh edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge will take place between October 28 and November 26 next year

How the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation is promoting the nation as a sporting hub

Mohamed Salem Al Dhaheri, VP – UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, tells us why sport is key to country’s tourism sector and economy

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Attendance figures stand at 94% after first round of group stage

The highest match attendance of the tournament was the game at Lusail Stadium on November 24

Abu Dhabi Grand prix

Max Verstappen claims winner’s trophy at F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022

Charles Leclerc came in second while the third place was claimed by Sergio Perez

On the fast track: How Yas Marina Circuit prepares for F1

Ali Al Beshr, Circuit Operations Director at Yas Marina Circuit shares some insights into the preparations that go into hosting the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend  

NBA Abu Dhabi Games- DCT Abu Dhabi

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games are set to dazzle UAE’s basketball fans on Oct 6 and 8

Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, DG for Tourism, DCT – Abu Dhabi, tells Gulf Business about the upcoming NBA matches in the emirate, the tourism authority’s partnership with NBA and Abu Dhabi’s role as a global sporting hub

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Inaugural match at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium draws thousands of fans, venue to host World Cup Final

The stadium is set in the smart city of Lusail, which is considered Qatar’s largest sustainable real estate development

all stars football club

Celebrities from India and the UAE participate in charity match in Dubai

The Mumbai-based All Stars Football Club played against Emirates United at the Shabab Al Ahli Stadium in Mamzar earlier this month

Doha world cup qatar

Hayya Card mandatory for all visitors to Qatar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup

At the moment, the card is only being issued to those who have a ticket for the tournament

Paul Casey

Paul Casey returns to defend his title at this month’s Dubai Desert Classic

The Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic has now been elevated to a Rolex Series event. The English golfer is going for the jugular

Ferran Torres Manchester City Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai is Manchester City’s new training kit partner

Manchester City will also host daily football sessions at the Expo site, led by dedicated City coaching staff

Iker Casillas Goalkeeper Training Centre

Spain’s Iker Casillas to open goalkeeper training centre in Dubai

Fursan Hispania will scout for the best goalkeeping talent from the region, and recommend them for a full-boarding programme at the Iker Casillas Academy in Madrid

Live Site Viewing of the 2032 Olympic Games Host City Announcement Brisbane

Brisbane is selected as host of the 2032 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee approved Brisbane’s bid in a 72-5 vote

Tokyo Olympics: Toyota pulls TV ads, CEO to skip opening ceremony

Two South African footballers have tested positive for Covid-19 at the athletes’ village

IPL

IPL 2021 cricket tournament to resume in the UAE this September

There are 31 matches that are yet to be played in the IPL 2021 season

Palm Sports signs Dhs7m contract with Abu Dhabi government entity

The contract is to provide combat sports and jiu-jitsu training over a five year period

Under Armour opens largest store in the Middle East in Dubai Mall

It will feature a 3D foot scanner, an in-store MapMyRun App, an Under Armour Chill Out lounge, and access to exclusive brands and apparel

Simon Mellor and Edward (Ted) Bloom

Dubai duo aim to raise funds for cancer through nationwide charity golf challenge

The 18 on Eighteen initiative will see them play a single hole at 18 different courses across the UAE on May 3

NEOM Saudi Arabia

How Saudi Arabia’s NEOM is using sports to define its future

Last year, NEOM signed a long-term sponsorship agreement to become the principal partner of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E team

UFC Gym Abu Dhabi

UFC Gym to open first branch in Abu Dhabi in March

The 1,600-square-meter UFC Gym Abu Dhabi will offer numerous training areas and will include a 24-foot Octagon too

Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City partners with insurer Zurich in UAE

Collaboration includes an online FIFA tournament for Manchester City fans

UAE Football Association

UAE Football Association signs MoU with Israeli FA

The MoU envisages organising friendly matches for all national teams and clubs in the two countries

The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 will take place on December 13

Inside the business of sports sponsorship in the UAE

From accurately measuring returns on investments to considering value-to-cost propositions, major conglomerates from the UAE are successfully navigating the sports sponsorship industry and the mega-money involved in it

Vincent Reffet

French stuntman dies in Dubai in training accident

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, took to Instagram to condole the stuntman’s death

Dubai Sports

Dubai to allow spectators to return to sporting venues

However, venues need to cap the attendance to 30 per cent of their capacity

SAUDI ARABIA TO HOST FORMULA 1 IN 2021 - JEDDAH CORNICHE

Formula 1: Saudi Arabia to host race in 2021

The kingdom will become the 33rd country to host an F1 race

Dubai Ride

Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road to be converted to cycling track on November 20

Dubai Ride will allow cyclists of all abilities and experiences to ride through the city’s main highway