Over 2000 people attend first day of competition which sees 18 sports in action in Dubai Sports Council supported event.
Dubai, February 22, 2019 – The first ever official Corporate Sports Championship Dubai, held in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council and in aid of Friends of Cancer Patients, kicked off today at the state of the Swiss International Scientific School (SISD) in Al Jadaf.
Featuring 18 sports and team building activities played by over 1000 participants from many of the UAE’s top companies including du, Meraas, Dubai Islamic Bank, SAP and Nakheel, the aim of the Corporate Sports Championship Dubai is to enhance employee engagement, improve work-life balance, and facilitate friendly competition.
Among the standout companies on the first day were du who excelled in table tennis, football, rock climbing, cricket and badminton, closely followed by Saudi German Hospital who impressed in football, badminton and basketball.
PWC will also be pleased with their results on day one as they progressed in the basketball, table tennis, badminton and football tournaments.
“All the sports today were competitive with the companies who invest in wellness initiatives clearly thriving,” said Mohammed Husary, Founder and CEO of Corporate Sports.
“There was a vibrant atmosphere with many participants bringing families and friends along to support them on the playing field.”
“In the Year of Tolerance, Corporate Sports – in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council – is honoured to bring the community together in healthy sporting activity following on the example of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.”
The Corporate Sports Championship Dubai is tolerance in action.
In total over 2000 people enjoyed the ultimate sports day experience at SISD’s outstanding facilities including healthy catering and a family entertainment village.
The Corporate Sports Championship Dubai concludes tomorrow Saturday February 23rd with finals in all eighteen sports at the ultimate sports day experience.
There will also be free Wellness Seminars, presented by some of Dubai’s leading health professionals, on a range of topics scheduled in SISD’s impressive auditorium from Noon to 2.45pm for participants and their families.
The Corporate Sports Championship Dubai was officially opened on Thursday evening with a gala dinner and reception at the stunning Bvlgari Resort on Jumeirah Bay Island.
Highlights included inspirational speeches from HE Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), and Mr Husary, as representatives of the many of the companies participating in the Championship gathered for a stunning opening ceremony followed by a sumptuous meal underneath the stars.
The climax of the night was the unveiling of the impressive shield that companies will battle it out for over the weekend and the honour of being crowned the inaugural Corporate Sports Champions!