As part of encouraging and promoting sport among people of all determinations, a sitting volleyball exhibition game, featuring players from countries across the region, including Egypt and Kazakhstan, will be held during the opening ceremony of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament in Dubai on Tuesday.
Organised by Dubai Sports Council under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money. The event has been held annually in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013.
The NAS Sports Tournament has seen more than 23,000 athletes take part over the past six seasons, including amateurs and international legends like Zinedine Zidane and Falcao, and even Ambassadors and Consul Generals of different countries.
The seventh season of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament, being held under the slogan ‘Limitless Abilities’, will see more than 6,500 participants in action over the coming 18 days in 13 different events: Futsal, Volleyball, Padel, Fencing, Wheelchair Basketball, Futsal for People with Hearing Disabilities, NAS Night Challenge, the 5km and 10km Run, 75km Cycle Race, 3×3 Basketball, Jiu-Jitsu, Cricket and Snowboarding. There is a prize purse of AED 6 million on offer for them.
Welcoming the participants, HH Sheikh Hamdan said: “The Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament has emerged as the most important community sports event in the Holy Month of Ramadan, meeting its many objectives, chief of among which is to promote sport and attract participants from the different segments of our community, and encourage them to embrace a physically healthy lifestyle not just during the Holy Month but throughout the year.
The Tournament has grown every year, adding new sports to its schedule. The seventh edition of the event this year will see more than 6,500 athletes – of different ages, genders and abilities – competing in 13 different sports events.
- Official Website – nasst.ae
- Dubai sports council website – https://www.dubaisc.ae/en/Pages/default.aspx