More than 20,000 participants in sports events in January

Written by Ashraf El Hadi

  • The beaches of Dubai are the meeting place for world champions, and McIlroy leads golf stars in the Desert Classic
  • Strong competitions in the Hancock 24 hours and 18 track races

More than 20,000 male and female athletes of different ages, nationalities and physical levels, both professional and amateur, participate in the sports events held in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council in various parts of Dubai during the month of January, varying between international tournaments and community events.

World number one Rory McIlroy leads the field for the Dubai Desert Classic Golf Championship, which will be held at the Emirates Golf Club from January 23-29, featuring some of the world’s brightest stars in golf, including Terrell Hatton and Tom Fleetwood , winners of the DB World Tournament. The tournament is one of the most prominent golf events in the region.

The beaches of Dubai witness the organization of 10 international and community marine championships in which world champions in marine sports meet, as the Dubai International Marine Sports Club organizes the Emirates International Jet Ski Championship from January 7 to 22 and the “Dubai Maritime Day” ” activities from January 6 to 8. On Sunrise Beach, the Dubai Modern Dhow Sailing Championship on January 14, the Dubai Dhow Dhow Race 60ft on January 15 and the Dubai Kayak Fishing Championship from January 20 to 22 at Jumeirah Beach, the Dubai Sailing and Sailing Club organizes a number of dhow sailing championships . The recent ones include the Wednesday Championship (January 4-22), the Ventura League Championship (January 7), the Women’s Championship (January 8), the Denai Comogors Cup (January 14-28) and the Calipot Race (January 21). .

More than 100 international cars are taking part in the Hankook Dubai 24 Hours Fast Car Challenge, which will be held on January 13 at the “Dubai Autodrome” track in the heart of “Motor City” and will continue until January 15, 2022. Among the most prominent cars participating in the race are Ferrari, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Ford, Seat and Renault all competing 24 hours a day, and the 32nd edition of the Dubai International Basketball Championship starts on January 27 at Al Nasr Sports Club and will continue until February 5, while the “DB World International League” Cricket” will begin on January 13, 2023 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, which will include 34 matches (T20), in which 6 teams will compete with the participation of the highest rated international players in the world.

The list of sporting events to be held during the month of January includes the organization of 18 running races, led by the Dubai Creek Half Marathon, which will be held on January 22 on Deira Island, the Mirdif Millers Donut Run, which will be held in Al Khawaneej on January 8, and the Skechers Race, which will be held at Maidan on January 8, the Dubai Festival City Night Race on January 9, the Dasa School Race to be held at The Sevens Stadium on January 10, the Expo City Night Race in Expo 2020 on January 10, and the Business Bay Night Race held in front of the Business Tower on January 11, and the Dubai Harbor Night Race on January 11.

The Mai Dubai Community Run will be held on January 14 at the Dubai Police Academy, the Green Run at Dubai Investments Park on January 15, the Dasa Run on January 17, the Ultimate Run in Al Barsha on January 20 and the Palm West Race on The Palm Island on January 22. And the night run in Dubai Festival City on January 23, and the Expo City race in Expo 2020 on January 24, and the Business Bay race on January 25, and the Dubai Harbor race on January 29, and the Hatta region offers the Wadi Bay race, which takes place in Hatta Hub on 29 January.

Cycling activities include the organization of 4 races to be held at the Al Qudra cycle track in the Marmoom Nature Reserve, where the “ITT Long Course” race against the clock will be held on January 7, and the Build Up Ride by Spence 92 will be held on January 22nd, and the bicycle ladder race will be held on January 22nd. January 8 and the Ladder Cycling Championship on January 14 and 15.

3 car races will be held at the Dubai Autodrome, where the Dubai Kartdrome Oblit race will be held on January 21 and 22, and the Ferrari Asian Car Challenge will be held from January 27 to 29, along with the Dubai Hancock 24 Hours Challenge, and 3 equestrian tournaments organized by a club and resort Al Habtoor Polo and Horse Club, where the Al Habtoor Horse Jumping Championship is held on January 6, the Silver Cup for Polo from January 21 to February 4 and the Al Habtoor Horse Jumping Championship from January 7 to 14.

The Hamdan Sports Complex will host 3 swimming championships as the All-Star Swimming Championship will be held on January 7 and 8, the Hamilton Swimming Club Championships on January 20 and 21 and the Emirates Swimming Championship on January. 28.

The month of January witnesses the organization of many other diverse international and community sports events including the Fortuna Badminton Championship, the 8th Emirates International Chess Festival, the Strong Gym Crossfit Championship, the National Karate Championship, the Sport 360 Padel Championship, the Koryongi Yoga . Activity, and the Labor Sports Course.

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