ERA ready to welcome fans back to UAE racecourses for 2021-22 season
26 Oct 2021
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) is all set to welcome racegoers back for its 2021-2022 UAE Racing Season.
The ERA announced several ground-breaking initiatives ahead of the start of the season on Oct.29, including a programme that seeks to nurture Emirati management talent in the sector in an effort to advance the development of the sport in the UAE.
Sheikh Rashid Bin Dalmouk Bin Juma Al Maktoum, vice chairman of the ERA, announced the re-opening of gates following the success of overcoming the pandemic and welcomed the decision to fully resume normal activity at all five UAE racecourses.
"We greatly missed our fans in the past season, and we look forward to welcoming them back following the go-ahead given by UAE authorities to return to normal operations while comprehensively observing all COVID-19 protocols,” Sheikh Rashid told a gathering of ERA officials at a recent meeting held at the authority’s offices.
“We will work with our stakeholders, club management, and relevant authorities to ensure that the return to full capacity crowds at our racecourses is done in a controlled environment that prioritizes safety.
Sheikh Rashid also commended the leadership of the UAE and the efforts that all stakeholders made to plan and make decisions leading up to the new season.