Ski Dubai in partnership with Dubai Sports Council to host DXB Snow Run

Dubai: Ski Dubai in partnership with Dubai Sports Council are excited to announce that the fourth edition of the DXB Snow Run will take place on 21 May. The unique running experience is open to anyone between the ages of 15 and 70 and will see participants navigate the slopes of Ski Dubai in -4?C.DXB Snow Run was launched in 2020 and was one of the first snow sports competitions in the world to take place post-lockdown. Due to popular demand, it has become an annual event and last year a record 500 athletes from various nationalities took part.Mohammad El Etri, Vice President, Global Snow, Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas, said, “Ski Dubai is delighted to partner with Dubai Sports Council once again to host this unique event, which enables members of the community to stay fit and active as the weather heats up. We’re also excited to introduce a team’s category this year for added camaraderie. DXB Snow Run is just one of many events we host throughout the year as part of our commitment to improve community wellbeing by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.”Ali Omar Al Balooshi, Director of Sports Events, Dubai Sports Council, said, “We are always delighted to partner with Ski Dubai on initiatives such as the DXB Snow Run. Our partnership is built on our shared commitment to bring the community together through sport. We are confident that by hosting regular community events and sport initiatives, we can improve the overall health and wellbeing of Dubai residents.”The first race starts at 6.30am and runners can choose from two distances – 3km (3 loops) or 5km (5 loops). A new teams category has been added this year which allows groups of five people to take part in the race where they will be competing against other teams. Each person that crosses the finish line will receive a commemorative medal. Registration is now open (until 18 May) and participants can secure their spot on PremierOnline.Ski Dubai was recently awarded the Best Sport / Adventure-Based Entertainment at the 2023 MENALAC Awards, which are the benchmark of excellence in the leisure, entertainment and attractions industry, in recognition of its commitment to foster a snow sports culture in the MENA region.

17 countries participate in the Asian Badminton Championship

The Dubai Sports Council and the Emirates Badminton Federation announced the organization of the Asian Championship for Mixed Teams for Badminton, which will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence in the UAE, Honorary President of the Emirates Badminton Federation, and with the support of the Dubai Sports Council and the Emirates Badminton Federation The plane, organized by Beyond Bounders Sports Consultancy in Expo City from 14 to 19 February 2023, with the participation of 17 Asian countries.This came during a press conference held at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council, in which Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, Jassim Kenso, Vice President of the International Badminton Federation, and Noura Al Jasmi, President of the Emirates Badminton Federation, spoke in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, assistant. Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, and members of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Badminton Federation.He also spoke at the press conference, Musa Nashed, Secretary General of the Asian Badminton Federation, and Dr. Satya Menon: CEO of the Blue Ocean Corporation Group, and the Indian badminton player PV Sindhu, ranked 6th in the world, who won the silver of the 2016 Rio Olympics and the bronze of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.During the press conference, the championship trophy was unveiled, and the draw ceremony was held for the participating teams, namely: China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Syria, Lebanon, and Pakistan in addition to the UAE. The tournament includes competition in the categories of men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles. The tournament opens with group matches, followed by the knockout stage. The tournament will give players the opportunity to qualify for the World Badminton Championships, which are the Sudirman Cup, Thomas Cups, Uber and other major tournaments. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, congratulated the Emirates Badminton Federation on the assumption of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan as honorary presidency of the federation, stressing that the federation is on the threshold of a new stage of development and prosperity, and he welcomed the attendees, as well as the Olympic champion, the world player B.V. Sindu, ranked 6th in the world. World, and he said: "We are proud to cooperate with the Asian Badminton Federation and the Emirates Badminton Federation to host this great continental event in which 17 Asian countries, including the world's strongest countries, participate in this Olympic sport, and this championship comes as an extension of the world badminton championships that Dubai was a pioneer in In hosting it, where 4 world championships were held in the Hamdan Sports Complex, it was the finals of the world championships that were held for four consecutive years.Saeed Hareb added: “Badminton enjoys great interest in the United Arab Emirates in general, and in Dubai in particular, as it is an Olympic sport. Danish Viktor Axelsen, who trained in Dubai and managed to win the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and we hope that this championship will inspire a number of young men and women in the country to practice and develop in it, leading to honorable representation of the country in world championships and Olympic tournaments.Hareb concluded: "The organization of the tournament in Expo City will increase the splendor of the competitions, and will inspire the competitors to present their best. We support all efforts to spread this sport and provide means of success for its championships in cooperation with the UAE Badminton Federation, which will contribute to enhancing the diversity that the Dubai Sports Council is keen on." And event organizers in order to provide an opportunity for sports fans and the public of more than 200 nationalities to follow different sports tournaments.Noura Al Jasmi, President of the Emirates Badminton Federation, thanked the wise leadership, and praised the role of the Dubai Sports Council and the support of the General Sports Authority, and explained that the event is being organized for the first time in Dubai, and the Dubai Expo headquarters was chosen as a global tourist destination, and the participating teams are staying at the Roof Hotel. Expo, which is close to the competition site, and emphasized the provision of all means of support to the participating teams by the Emirates Badminton Federation and the Beyond Boondreas company organizing the event.Noura Al Jassmi said: "The UAE has strengthened its position as a leading sports center. We are honored and pleased this time to host the Asian Mixed Team Badminton Championship. We are very happy with the reactions we have received so far, and we expect the number of fans to be large, befitting such a big event." My best wishes to the Emirates Badminton Team.Jassem Kanso said: We are happy that the tournament will be held for the first time in Dubai, which gives the tournament great weight, thanks to Dubai's position on the global sports map, and the International Federation is pleased to provide all means of support for the tournament.Speaking about the tournament, Asian Badminton Federation President Anton Sopowo said: “We are proud that the first major badminton event in Asia will be held in West Asia. Hosting the 2023 Asian Mixed Team Championship in Dubai will create new excitement among the participating members, especially More importantly, this event will be a major contribution to the growth of badminton in the West Asian region, and this is the first time that the UAE will host the Asian Badminton Championship, which will gain it importance as a qualifying window for the Olympic Games. ".On the other hand, said Dr. Sathya Menon, Lung.

Zulekha Healthcare Group partners with Dubai Sports Council

Zulekha Healthcare Group announced their collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), reaffirming the need for individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay fit with different sports in line with the objective of Government of UAE in harnessing a healthy lifestyle for residents. The Group has also launched its Health and Wellbeing Initiative for the Year – ‘Take Care’ on this occasion. The collaboration will see the healthcare group and DSC together hosting sports events for the UAE residents including running, cycling, football, volleyball, cricket, netball and more through the year.The collaboration was formally announced by Managing Director of Zulekha Healthcare Group Taher Shams and Ahmad Ibrahim Busherin, Head of Community Events Section Sports Events Department at DSC.The Dubai Sports Council team conveys they strive to support the national objective of achieving a healthy lifestyle for all and this they do through various initiatives at our sports clubs, courts, and the Dubai Sports World, along with organisations that are equally enthusiastic about promoting fitness and sports as an interest. They are happy to collaborate with Zulekha Healthcare Group in 2023 and take this partnership forward beyond just the sport and encourage public to realise their fitness needs.Taher Shams adds, “We are excited to partner with DSC, the sports authority in Dubai leading the city to be a healthier and happier place to be in. We are fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. With the recently concluded Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), many UAE residents have taken lifestyle changes seriously and are physically more active. Daily exercises also boost mental wellness. Our employees too participated in the challenge and have continued their fitness regime that started as a part of DFC. There are greater opportunities to engage and involve our communities and we are happy to join hands today in this endeavour”.Zulekha healthcare Group has been at the forefront driving wellbeing with awareness initiatives on prevention and early detection of diseases including mental wellbeing over several years since inception in 1964. The Zulekha team touches hundreds of lives in UAE each month by way of complimentary awareness sessions and health checks across corporates, clubs, government organisations, educational institutions and many other community groups.