9 billion dirhams, the contribution of sports to Dubai’s GDP

The Dubai Sports Council announced that the contribution of sports to the gross domestic product of the Emirate of Dubai increased by more than nine billion dirhams annually, at a rate of 2.3%. The report – prepared by an international expert house – revealed that the sports sector offers 105,000 jobs, which has been achieved through the great and continuous growth of the sports sector in all its aspects related to the sector of organizing sports events, as well as the sports industry and the increase in the number of participants and the public at events and tournaments from within the country. And further, the growth of sports tourism.

The report confirmed that the year 2022 saw a significant growth in the number of different sports events, reaching 103 international events and tournaments, with the World Paddle Tennis Championship, the largest of its kind in the history of the world championship, the Dubai World Golf, and the World Tennis League, in which he participated. The first is an elite group of male and female players in the world, and its competitions took place in the “Coca-Cola Arena”, in the presence of a crowd of 42,000 spectators and millions of viewers through 125 international channels.

Dubai hosted two rounds of the World Beach Volleyball Championship, the 11th edition of the Beach Soccer Confederation Cup and the launch of the Dubai Football Super Cup. More than 50,000 spectators, and millions through international channels, in addition to international tournaments and events, at a rate of two events every week throughout the year.

The number of companies registered in Dubai specialized in organizing sports events and training camps has increased to 700 companies, as well as the number of different sports academies up to 400 academies, fitness centers and specialized sports centers operating up to 400 centers each, and the number of clubs in Dubai has increased to 100 clubs, and more than 55 sports events and championships are organized in Dubai.

Training camps

The year 2022 witnessed a significant increase in the number of training camps hosted by Dubai for international teams and teams in various sports, Olympic and world champions, as they numbered more than 120 camps spread over the “Hamdan Sports Complex”, who offer training. and tournaments in many sports, as well as in the Nad Al Sheba sports complex, and at the many club and resort stadiums in Dubai, which include many stadiums and integrated sports facilities, and has gained international fame that has made international teams and clubs set it. at the forefront of the destinations it visits annually for training and recreation. The Dubai Sports Council has been eager to organize various sports events and tours in international and global championships in important areas of Dubai’s tourist destinations, including the Marmoum Reserve, Jumeirah and Hatta, which during the year 2022 will host more than 62 activities in various sports for professionals counted persons. and amateurs of different nationalities.

The development of the work system

In 2022, the Dubai Sports Council continued to develop rules and regulations, keeping it abreast of developments in the country and the world, as the second edition of the “Hamdan bin Mohammed Medal for Educational Sports Schools” was launched, as well as the updating the ninth edition of the Sports Excellence Model for the 2020-2023 sports seasons, to honor clubs and football companies that excel in achieving achievements, based on financial competence, as well as focusing in individual awards on young and talented players.

The Council continued to develop the technical and administrative cadres working in Dubai and more than 100 coaches from various categories participated in the annual Dubai Club Coaches Forum for football teams alone, while the Council was keen to use the opportunity offers for national coaches who work. with the first team and the reserve team in Dubai clubs. To attend Milan club training in Dubai, and to learn about the training methods adopted by the ancient club, which gives our coaches the opportunity to enrich their experiences and their increase expertise.

At the administrative level, the Council gave executive directors and a number of workers in various administrative fields in Dubai clubs the opportunity to give the important lecture on inspirational management, building strong teams and the successful system of competitions, which was held at the Council’s headquarters by David Dean, formerly a major shareholder of Arsenal FC. Who is the mastermind in launching the English Premier League professional in 1992.

Record participation and great success for the “Dubai Fitness Challenge”

The Dubai Fitness Challenge continues to achieve records year after year, and in 2022 it witnessed record participation in various sports activities and events held over a full month.

The participation of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, in the “Dubai Running” event, within the “Dubai Fitness Challenge” on Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of Dubai, where hosted more than 193,000 participants, was a great example of The status of sport in Dubai, and the continued growth and achievement of many records in the field of awareness of the importance of sport and the number of practitioners of all kinds, too thanks to the governmental approach that supports sports, and the availability of high-level facilities and organizational expertise capable of hosting and organizing the largest international tournaments and forums, confirming Dubai’s position in strengthening the position of sports in the movement of society, and the full return of the public and athletes to attend the competitions and sporting events in the past year.

• Dubai has hosted 120 camps for international teams and teams, as well as world championships such as the World Cup Rowing Tennis and the World Tennis League.

Figures on sports in Dubai:

31 thousand athletes from abroad participated in international tournaments and events. Figures about sports

The past year saw a growth in the number of athletes and spectators from outside the country, as 31,000 athletes from outside the country participated in international tournaments and events, and were attended by more than 713,000 supporters of various nationalities, of whom a large number came. from outside the country.

The number of local events reached 165, in which more than 1.77 million participants from 200 nationalities from all countries of the world took part, and were attended by more than 220,000 fans, representing an important addition to the sports tourism sector.

Dubai also witnessed the organization of 12 sports conferences and exhibitions, led by the 17th Dubai International Sports Conference, and the 13th Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, which witnessed a distinguished and distinguished presence of international soccer stars, as well as the historic reconciliation between Mohamed Salah and Sergio Ramos, and the image was the most spread. At the global level, despite the opportunity approaching the launch date of the World Cup in 2022. The number of events dedicated to women reached 58 events, with a rate of more than one event every week, while 31 e-sports tournaments were held, testifying to great growth and participation of international companies and athletes from abroad.

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