UAE has an abundance of high profile sporting
events and every year, the calendar is packed with thrilling action. Get set
for another season of excitement and adrenaline with our guide to the top competitions
and tournaments in the country.
About: Chances are you’ve watched strongman competitions on TV, but there’s nothing quite like watching it live, with all the raw, high octane and jaw-dropping action up close!
This edition of the World’s Ultimate Strongman is set to feature the biggest line-up to date, including Scotland’s Strongest Man Tom Stoltman, ‘Persian Lion’ Ramin Farajnejad, 9 x World’s Strongest Man Finalist Terry Hollands and many more. The ‘Beasts of the Middle East’ will take on an intensive range of challenges, from pulling a truck to running 15 metres while holding a crossbar and lifting a stone that weighs up to a whopping 200 kgs!
About: Delivering on its promise of making way for the best, Mubadala World Tennis Championship will feature an extraordinary 6-man line-up featuring World No.2 Rafael Nadal and World No.4 Daniil Medvedev with more players to be announced soon. The women’s match, meanwhile, will see Amanda Anisimova take on Maria Sharapova, one of the most recognisable faces in sport. There’s a lot fans can look forward to at the weekend-long event, including clinics, autograph sessions, exclusive Q&As and much more.
What’s more, if you’re all about Tennis, then we recommend taking part in the Mubadala Community Cup. The competition is open to children aged eight and above and adults, where finalists of each category from Abu Dhabi will square off against their Dubai counterparts at the outside courts during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC).
About: Already a mainstay on the F1 calendar and one of the most established motorsports events in the region, fans can expect intense and adrenaline-fueled racing action by top-tier racing champs, including Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg. Click here for tickets.
If you’re looking for gourmet food and a luxury party to enhance your race day experience, we suggest going for the Yas Marina Mega Yacht Brunch & After Party. Get on board for free-flowing gourmet food, bevvies and a wild party with DJ’s, dancers and entertainers until midnight. Get your tickets here from Virgin Megastore, with options priced from Dhs 499-4,990, but don’t hang around as tickets are selling out fast!
About: If bodybuilding, weightlifting and barbells are your thing, then there’s a plethora of events worth checking out the Dubai Muscle Show. This time, they’ve expanded from a one-day event to an entire weekend, featuring combat sports, Battle of the Bars, Dubai Pole Cup, Gulf Classic Bodybuilding and a slew of fitness challenges.
About: Let us tell you, this edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is going to be a special one, marking 50 years since its inception. The invitational tournament features 300 teams taking part in three days of action-packed entertainment. Plus, there’s loads of entertainment at the event, including the Rugby village, a family zone and Aussie pop songstress Kylie Minogue performing live.