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UAE: Largest sporting event of its kind in the Middle East to encourage physical fitness among residents – News

The center will include several fields and race tracks, as well as food trucks and retail areas

Published: Thu 9 Jun 2022, 15:49

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC), in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has announced the launch of ‘Abu Dhabi Summer Sports’. The largest event of its kind in the Middle East, “Abu Dhabi Summer Sports” aims to motivate the people of Abu Dhabi to follow a healthy lifestyle and practice sports and physical exercises in a comfortable environment during the summer. .

Held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from July 1 to August 31, 2022 in halls 8 to 12, the event covers a total area of ​​27,000 square meters. It includes more than 25 tracks and indoor courts equipped to the highest standards and criteria, as well as numerous accompanying events for individuals, groups, families and sports enthusiasts.

The event will also include a large number of sports activities and playgrounds in the halls of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. It will include three football pitches, two five-a-side football pitches, eight mini-tennis pitches, three basketball pitches, three badminton pitches and three volleyball pitches. There will also be a cricket ground and a CrossFit track, in addition to a one-kilometre running track.

Arif Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “Abu Dhabi Summer Sports provides an ideal opportunity for visitors of all ages to engage in sporting activities during the summer season in a relaxed atmosphere. appropriate and enjoyable for all. We invite everyone to participate and encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle through daily practice.

“The activities of the event are mainly focused on sports and interaction, which offers a wide range of wonderful opportunities to strengthen bonds and happiness between community members and their families. The event represents an opportunity important to provide the community with sports activities that enhance the communication of all groups with sports and help support the quality of life. We hope everyone will visit us at the Abu Dhabi National Center for exhibition in order to take advantage of all that is on offer this summer.”

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of ADNEC Group, said: “This event is exceptional in that it helps to reinforce Abu Dhabi’s leading position as a global destination for organizing and hosting of all kinds of sporting activities. It is a qualitative addition to the main events agenda of the National Exhibition Center Abu Dhabi, which offers flexible spaces, suitable infrastructure, advanced service facilities and expertise that make it the ideal destination to host activities. social and sporting events as remarkable according to the highest international standards and criteria. We are pleased to partner with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council to launch this event, which is the largest of its kind in the Middle East. We hope it will attract a large number of people from all walks of life to Abu Dhabi. Dhabi, given the variety of sports and entertainment activities it offers.”

‘Abu Dhabi Summer Sports’ is open to visitors every weekday from 8am to 1am. It will include specialized sporting challenges and events for all tastes, in addition to food trucks and retail space. The event is also an ideal destination for companies interested in organizing sports challenges and competitions for their employees during the summer, in addition to meeting the needs of sports clubs and schools looking for an ideal place for camps and summer programs.”


The event allows people to directly pre-book any of the activities. Details will be announced on the event website, in addition to various @ADSummerSports social media accounts.

Visitors can also enjoy walking the dedicated track, which is one kilometer long, for free during the event.

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