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Competitive Sport

The Dubai Tennis Open
February 2001
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence, UAE, takes place at the Aviation Club from 8th to 14th February. [ More]


The Dubai Desert Classic
March 2001
This European Tour event sponsored by DUBAL, Dubai Aluminium, has enjoyed the presence of some of the world's best players including Mark O'Meara, Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros and 1998 winner Jose Maria Olazabal (in pic). Over $1 million is on offer for Dubai Desert Classic Golf. A top field of professional golfers is expected for the Dubai Desert Classic 2000 scheduled for March 2-5.The champion will receive Dhs852,629 ($233,597) of the total prize fund of Dhs4.75 million ($1.3 million). [More]
The Dubai World Cup
March 2001
The world's richest race is held annually during the Dubai Shopping Festival in the month of March. In the year 2000, the Dubai World Cup sponsored by EMIRATES will be run over a distance of 2,000 Metres (10 Furlongs) on dirt for 4yo+ Thoroughbreds. Prizes for the champion of champions and the other elite horses in the race amounts to an incredible US$6,000,000! [More]
Powerboat Racing
victory teamThis glamorous sport has found a major venue off the waters of Dubai with the city's homegrown 'Victory Team' winning laurels in the international arena.
The Dubai Rugby Sevens
1 - 3 December 1999
From 1-3 December 1999, the Dubai Rugby 7's celebrates its 30th anniversary, promising its most thrilling ever display of world class rugby sevens. Every year the spectacular drama and action attracts up to 20,000 spectators over three days to sample the delights of the Dubai Rugby 7's. Fans will be treated to the thrills and spills of 16 top international sevens squads, including World Sevens Champions Fiji and Runners-Up, New Zealand, battling for the prestigious Emirates International Trophy. [More]
The Dubai Marathon
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The Dubai School Boys Rugby Festival
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Check out our annual calendar packed with sporting excitement.