Emirates Airline A380 does a fly-by at the Dubai Sevens on Friday. Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Dubai: Emirates celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Dubai Rugby Sevens in style, treating thousands of spectators and rugby-loving fans with two spectacular low-level fly-pasts above The Sevens Stadium with the Emirates A380 dressed in bespoke Dubai Rugby Sevens livery.

Taking off from Dubai International Airport, the Emirates A380 made its approach above the stadium to conduct two fly-pasts at 4.30pm, cruising by at slow speed and low altitude. Commanding the A380 was Captain Abbas Shaban, supported by Captain Patrick De Roeck and First Officer Mohammad Ahmed.

The special aircraft used for this fly-past was wearing the livery dedicated to the milestone 50th staging of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, Dubai’s flagship sporting event and one of the key tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. The aircraft has travelled to 34 destinations since July, and underscores the airline’s commitment to the long-standing Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.