Dubai: Rugby fans are set to have an exciting UAE National Day weekend with the highly anticipated return of the Emirates Dubai 7s at the year-ending spectacle at Dubai’s Sevens Stadium, to be held from December 1-3.
In an international celebration of sport, music and entertainment, the 2023 edition of Emirates Dubai 7s will feature its biggest line-up to date with world-class international athletes, global artists and state-of-the-art hospitality experiences heading to Dubai this December for the premier weekend festival.
Alongside the main sevens tournament, fans can witness exciting sporting action from amateur rugby, netball, cricket, and fitness teams across the weekend. Last year’s edition saw global attendance from elite and amateur athletes alike, hosting over 5,600 participants and 420 teams of all levels and ages from 32 countries competing at The Sevens Stadium in 2022. Organisers have confirmed further plans to expand the competitions to meet demand in 2023, promising an activity for everyone, from sporting fans to festival goers, families, fitness enthusiasts, and more.
Sports fans and festival lovers alike can look forward to seeing the first edition of the newly introduced World Rugby HSBC SVNS series, which introduces a brand-new approach to the classic series with the events around the world providing a unique festival atmosphere across three days of incredible sport and entertainment. The revamped series will kick off its new era with the iconic event in Dubai later this year.
World Rugby Sevens General Manager Sam Pinder said: “With over 50 years of tradition, the Emirates Dubai 7s has built a strong reputation for spectacular entertainment, on and off the pitch, hosting the world’s best players and teams and creating a fantastic party atmosphere around the venue.”
“We are excited for HSBC SVNS, the supercharged new identity for rugby sevens, to kick off in Dubai bringing together a truly immersive festival of rugby, music, food and experiences to broaden the reach and appeal of the sport beyond its traditional audiences and create the ultimate weekend-long get together.”
Tickets go on sale
In an international celebration of sport, music and entertainment, the 2023 edition of Emirates Dubai 7s will feature its biggest line-up to date with world-class international athletes, global artists and state-of-the-art hospitality experiences heading to Dubai this December for the premier weekend festival, with tickets starting from only Dh425.
With tickets now on sale, fans can secure their access to the region’s biggest sports and entertainment weekend, with pre-registration now available for Friday’s free ticket option. Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, is also offering members a chance to grab tickets early and enjoy up to 15 per cent off on hospitality tickets and 20 per cent off general admission tickets for a limited time.