Dubai Rugby Sevens is the premier rugby event in Dubai. Started by a small group of British expatriates who were keen to do something to break the monotony of their lives, Dubai Rugby Sevens has now become an integral part of the culture of Dubai.
Rugby Sevens Dubai
Exiles Club Dubai was the first step in the initiation of Dubai Rugby Sevens. These expatriates bought land in Bur Dubai in 1966 and then went about transforming it into a rugby field. After overcoming certain initial hassles, the Exiles Club has managed to host Dubai Rugby Sevens with bigger success every year.
The present venue for Dubai Rugby Sevens is located on Al Awir Road. Having a seating capacity of more than 30,000 people, this ground is built on 180,000 square meters. In fact, it has become one of the popular tourist attractions in Dubai.
Not many people follow rugby in Dubai.However, due to the growing popularity of Dubai x Rugby Sevens, locals and tourists make it a point to enjoy this particular rugby event.
Dubai Rugby Sevens also features magnificent live entertainment shows that are real crowd pullers.During this time, it is very difficult to get rooms in the hotels of Dubai that are in close proximity to the venue.
Dubai Rugby Sevens witnesses participation from some of the best rugby teams across the world. With more than 1,700 participants and around 12,000 overseas visitors will make this eventa spectacular show.
Officially sponsored by Emirates Airlines, Dubai Rugby Sevens has the support of various multinationals and big corporate houses. The event is broadcast live to various countriesand is widely covered by the world Press.