United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi will take centre stage as two of the world’s top football competitions, the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017-2018 and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, come to town. Alexis Dijksterhuis of Abu Dhabi-based ticketing and events company FLASH Entertainment is relishing the prospect.
Abu Dhabi serves as an irresistible draw to an increasing number of sports clubs, federations and organisations every year.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) have reached a new agreement on the staging of major events in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the former’s concern over date clashes for its matches in its adopted home.
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has partnered up with Premier Global Championship (PGC), a new mixed martial arts series that will feature fighters competing for national teams.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that eight matches will be held at home during the 2019 edition of the Super League, with the United Arab Emirates to remain the main venue for the franchise-based Twenty20 event despite concerns over competition with other tournaments in the region.
The World Para Athletics division of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that Dubai will host the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.
The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), governing body for the sport in the UAE, has revealed plans for a new Twenty20 league which it claims will be the most innovative and inclusive in the world.
The Asian Cricket Council has switched the 2018 Asia Cup national team tournament from India to the United Arab Emirates.
Organisers of the Abu Dhabi Tour and the Dubai Tour have said they aim to create one of cycling’s leading events after announcing a merger of the two races.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has launched a new Twenty20 competition with the goal of making it one of the world’s leading leagues.
Silva International Investments, the investment group owned by sports and media entrepreneur Riccardo Silva, has acquired a stake in Globe Soccer, the company which organises and owns the rights to the annual Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai.
Organisers of the Gulf Cup of Nations have given Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain until November 13 to decide on whether they will compete in the national team football tournament amid their ongoing diplomatic dispute with host country, Qatar.
Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has entered into a wide-ranging partnership with the Pro League Committee (PLC), the organising body of the top tier of club football in the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi has been confirmed as the host city for the 2019 edition of the Special Olympics World Summer Games.
The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the global governing body of powerboating, has confirmed that its 2016 Class 1 World Championship will take place in Abu Dhabi.