DEWA signs a partnership agreement for the 5th Gov Games

The Organising Committee of the Gov Games signed a partnership agreement with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to be a Silver Sponsor for Gov Games for the fifth year in a row. The Gov Games, which is held under the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, has become one of the most prominent team-building events within the sports agenda in Dubai. This year’s edition will be held from 29 February to 3 March 2024."With the directives and support of the top management, we are pleased that DEWA is the Silver Sponsor of the Gov Games for the fifth year in a row. The Gov Games has become one of the key sports events in Dubai, playing an integral role in strengthening relationships among local government entities and their regional and international peers. This sponsorship is part of DEWA’s social responsibility to encourage employees and society members to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make sports an essential part of their lives, as well as supporting positive competitiveness among participants, within the framework of the sporting spirit that characterises sports events held in Dubai," said Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA and Chairman of DEWA’s Sports Committee.Active partnership“DEWA has always participated effectively in supporting the activities and events that foster a healthy lifestyle, while focusing on enhancing cultural cohesion and instilling the values of teamwork and respect among teams. The goal is to ensure a brighter and more sustainable future for the current and future generations. As such, we are pleased with DEWA’s active support for the Gov Games for the fifth year in a row, to ensure a successful and distinguished edition of the event for all participating teams,” said Marwan bin Issa, Director of Gov Games.Various categoriesGov Games 2024 is held in partnership with DP World as an Official Partner and Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) and Damac Properties as Golden Sponsors. This year’s edition will see the participation of junior participants, as was announced last year. This addition aims to foster strategic thinking, teamwork, and mental and physical strength. Participants will undergo an enriching experience that enhances their character and motivates them to improve themselves.The first four editions of Gov Games saw widespread local, regional, and international participation, with over 4,500 participations in the Battle of the Government, Battle of the Community, and Battle of the Cities categories.

Four New Sponsors join Gov Games 2023

The Organizing Committee of the Gov Games has signed sponsorship agreements with four national entities including the First Abu Dhabi Bank, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), Dubai Design District (d3), and Lululemon from Majid Al Futtaim Group to support the fourth edition of the high-energy team-building challenge.The new set of sponsors will join the Main Sponsor, DP World, and the Golden Sponsor, Emarat General Petroleum (EMARAT) in their efforts to contribute to the expansion of the Gov Games tournament, which is scheduled to be held from 2-5 March 2023, in d3.Marwan bin Issa, Director of Gov Games, said: “Ever since His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, launched the Gov Games in 2018, the event has received tremendous support from the public and private organizations across the UAE. This contributed to positioning Dubai as a sports destination, and one of the most active cities in the world.”Bin Issa added: “We appreciate the role of the sponsoring entities in supporting sporting events and activities, and celebrating the values of teamwork, represented by the private sector companies such as the First Abu Dhabi Bank, Du and Lululemon, in addition to Dubai Design District, one of the most important destinations in Dubai, which will host the tournament next month.”Khadija Al Bastaki, Senior Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3), part of TECOM Group, said: “Dubai Design District is thrilled to host the fourth edition of Gov Games. As a member of TECOM Group, d3 is committed to building upon our Group’s unique community culture by helping create opportunities for further engagement. Dubai’s Gov Games shares our spirit of team building and collaboration. Sports promote healthy people and lifestyles and simultaneously strengthen communities and shared values. With this year’s edition going global, we’re delighted for d3 to provide a platform for participating teams to Rethink the Regular, one competition at a time. May the best team win!”Ahmed Abu Rahima, Senior Vice President – Government Relations at du, said: “At du, we are proud to support the fourth edition of the Gov Games, which has become one of the most prominent team-building events within the sports agenda in Dubai. This sponsorship reinforces our commitment to support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to transform Dubai into one of the most vibrant and active cities in the world. The objective of the Gov Games is in line with our vision to participate in various sporting events and encourage our employees and the wider community to adopt healthier and safer lifestyle.”Tracy Faulkner, Group Chief Communications & External Relations Officer at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), said: “Every year the Gov Games play a meaningful role in uniting community members from the UAE by putting their mental and physical endurance to the test. At FAB, we are proud to sponsor the Gov Games as this strongly connects with our objective to contribute to social and human development. We believe the Gov Games bring out the very best in people, be it through collaboration, diversity, tolerance, or teamwork. As we look to the future, FAB will continue to partner with events and competitions that inspire growth in communities whether through sports, youth, education or sustainable living.”Fahed Ghanim, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle, said: “We are delighted to be chosen as the official Clothing Sponsor for the fourth edition of the Gov Games. Through this partnership, we aim to encourage the society to adapt healthy and vibrant lifestyle which comes in line with Dubai's health objectives and to contribute to the UAE’s efforts to promote teamwork and harmony spirit within the society. This stems from our vision aimed at inspiring and motivating community members to practice sports and engage for a better life.”The fourth edition of Gov Games will feature a newly announced category, Battle of the Cities, where teams from 28 major cities across the world will compete to win the global Gov Games title. In addition, the Gov Games includes the Government categories for men and women from the local and federal government entities, beside the Community category. Registration is still open to join the games until February 9, 2023. For more details about the Gov Games, visit the event’s official website at, or its social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok (@GovGames).