The DXB Snow Week will be one of the first snow sports competitions in the world to be held with social distancing measures in place. Picture used for illustrative purpose
A huge number of participants, mostly Emiratis and tourists, representing 46 nation, will be at the start line of the DXB Snow Run, which takes place at Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates on Friday.
Open to men and women aged 18-62 years, the 3km DXB Snow Run is a part of the ‘DXB Snow Week’ and is being organised by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in cooperation with Ski Dubai.
The Run will take place on Aug. 14, with the first group starting the race at 6.30am and the final group at 8.30am.
On Aug. 15, day two of DXB Snow Week, participants will have the opportunity to take part in ski and snowboard competitions.
Billed as the ‘Return to Safe Sport’ competition, the ski and snowboard events are open to all competent racers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders, and competitions will take place in four disciplines - Slalom Skiing, Giant Slalom, Slopestyle and Big Air.
The competition will be adjudicated by a panel of freestyle judges and competitors will get the chance to win medals as well as a host of prizes.
The DXB Snow Week will be one of the first snow sports competition in the world to be held with social distancing measures in place. Ski Dubai is exceeding recommended health and safety guidelines for the event and has implemented an all-encompassing sanitisation and physical distancing plan to ensure that guests can enjoy a comfortable experience with added peace of mind.
Dubai Sports Council have also released a number of videos on their social media channels, educating and informing DXB Snow Run participants about the arrangements in place at the Mall of the Emirates for race day and the gear they should be wearing for the Run, which will be held in temperatures below -4C.
The winter and snow sports sector is the third segment to be opened for competition by Dubai Sports Council following weeks of closure due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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