United Arab Emirates

Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia have officially bid to host the Fifa U20 World Cup in 2021. In total, three of the five bids for the U20 World Cup are from Asia

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2014 after a five-year hosting rights deal was announced today (Monday)

Fifa appears poised to press forward with the idea of a 2022 World Cup with 48 teams

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The 2018 edition of cricket’s Asia Cup has finally been confirmed to take place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, after the Board of Control for Cricket in India handed over its hosting rights for the tournament t…

Cricket’s T10 League has been officially sanctioned for a second season by the International Cricket Council, with two new teams set to join the competition.

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has opted to suspend scheduled events in Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the treatment of Israeli athletes in both countries

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.

Dubai’s reputation as an ever-changing metropolis that refuses to stand still contrasts with a carefully-crafted sports events strategy that has demonstrated remarkable consistency stretching back years.

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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) 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.

India’s Premier Futsal tournament will expand beyond its homeland for its second season, with a deal agreed for the finale to be held in Dubai.

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) has awarded hosting rights for the 2017 Asian Youth Para Games to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The club crest of Real Madrid will be altered under a new retail partnership the Spanish LaLiga football club has signed for the Middle East market.

The United Arab Emirates will host the inaugural edition of a new Twenty20 cricket tournament later this month, the Emirates Cricket Board has announced.

Former WorldTour team Lampre-Merida is set to continue into the 2017 season after being granted a two-year licence by the International Cycling Union (UCI), however its backing has switched from a Chinese entity to a United Arab Emirates-based body.

The TCR International Series has added four new races to its calendar for the 2017 season, with Georgia set to stage a major motorsport event for the first time.

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.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly considering adding extra editions of its World Twenty20 national team tournament in 2018 and 2022 as a means to tap into the rapidly developing format of the sport.

Plans have been unveiled for a new AED3bn (€709.7m/$817m) stadium in Dubai, with the innovative facility set to be in contention for a prominent role in the United Arab Emirates’ staging of the 2019 Asian Cup national team football tournament.

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has stripped hosting rights to its 2016 World Endurance Championship from the United Arab Emirates amid ongoing horse welfare concerns, and has opened a new bidding process for the event.

Abu Dhabi will play host to its first-ever Ladies European Tour (LET) golf event later this year after an agreement was reached between the body and local organisers.

LaLiga, the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish football, has entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership with United Arab Emirates-based club Al-Ahli.

The Dubai-based World Federation of Future Sports (WFFS) will next year organise the first-ever World Future Sports Games, it has been announced.

World Sailing has said it will launch a strategic review of its showpiece Sailing World Cup series and has stated Abu Dhabi has withdrawn its hosting rights to the finale of the ongoing 2016 season.