Over 20,000 athletes to participate in various sports in Dubai during January - GulfToday

Over 20,000 athletes to participate in various sports in Dubai during January


Rory Mcllroy is on the top of the list of participants in Dubai Desert Classic Championship, one of the most eminent golf events in the region.

More than 20,000 male and female athletes of various ages, multi-nationalities and different physical levels participate in many sports events including international championships & community events, taking place in several locations of Dubai during January in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC).

Rory Mcllroy, the world’s 1st ranked, is on the top of the list of participants in Dubai Desert Classic Championship, one of the most eminent golf events in the region, which will take place from Jan.23-29 at the Emirates Golf Club with participation of elite of the most prominent golf stars in the world; among them are: Terrell Hatton & Tom Fleetwood, who have won the DP World Tour.

10 international marine & community championships will be organised at Dubai beaches with participation of several world champions in marine sports. In this regard, Dubai International Marine Club will organise the Emirates International Aquabike Championship from Jan.7 to 22 / Dubai Marine Day from Jan.6 to 8, at the Al-Shorouq Beach / Dubai Modern Sailing Championship on Jan.14 / the 60–Feet Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race on Jan.15 / Dubai Kayak Boats Fishing Tournament from Jan.20 to 22, at Jumeirah Beach. Dubai Offshore Sailing Club will organize several sailing championships; including the Wednesday Championship, started from Jan.4 and will continue till Jan.22 / the Ventura Championship on Jan.7 / The Women’s Tournament on Jan.8 / Denai Comogors Championship from Jan.14 to 28 / Callibut Race on Jan.21.

The Hankook Dubai 24 Hours Fast Car Challenge is scheduled from Jan.13 to 15, at Dubai Autodrome with participation of more than 100 vehicles; top of which are: Ferrari, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Ford and Renault. Contestants will compete throughout consecutive 24 hours.

The 32nd edition of Dubai International Basketball Championship will be organized from Jan.27 to Feb.5, at Al Nasr Sports Club. The DB World Cricket League will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Jan.13, with participation of six teams, containing group of the top world stars in the game.

18 Running Races will be held during Jan., comprising the Dubai Creek Half Marathon Championship, which will take place on Jan.22, at Deira Island / Mirdif Millers Donut Run, held at Al Khawaneej on Jan.8/ Skechers Racing taking place at Meydan on Jan.8 / Dubai Festival City Night Run on Jan.9 / Dasa School Race, which is scheduled on Jan.10, at the Sevens Stadium / Expo City Night Run, to be held at Expo 2020 City on Jan.10 / Business Bay Night Run, taking place on Jan.11, from the front side of the Business Tower / Dubai Harbor Night Run, to be held on Jan.11.

Mai Dubai Community Run will take place at Dubai Police Academy on Jan.14, the Green Run will be held at Dubai Investments Park on Jan.15, while Dasa Run is scheduled on Jan.17 and the Ultimate Run will be arranged at Al Barsha on Jan.20. The Palm West Run will be organised at the Palm Island on Jan.22 / Dubai Festival City Night Run on Jan.23 / EXPO City Run to take place at Expo 2020 City on Jan.24 / the Business Bay Run will be held on Jan.25 / Dubai Harbor Run will be held on Jan.29 The City of Hatta will host the Wadi Bih Run on Jan.29. Four cycling events will take place at Al Qudra Cycling Track in the Marmoom Conservation Reserve, as follows: the ITT Long Course Race on Jan.7, the Build Up Ride Spinneys 92 on Jan.22 / Al Salam Cycling Race on Jan.8 and Al-Salam Cycling Tournament on Jan.14 & 15. Etc. Dubai Autodrome will host three automobile races, as follows: Dubai Kartdrome Oblate on 21st & 22nd Jan. / Ferrari Asian Car Challenge from 27th to 29th Jan. / Dubai Hankook 24 Hours Challenge. Al-Habtoor Polo and Equestrian Club and Resort will organize three horse championships; these are: Al-Habtoor Horse Jumping Championship on 6th Jan., the Polo Silver Cup from 21st Jan. to 4th Feb. and Al-Habtoor Horse Jumping League from 7th to 14th Jan. Hamdan Sports Complex will host 3 swimming championships; as follows: The All-Stars Swimming Championship will be held on Jan.7-8.

Hamilton Swimming Club Championship to be organised on 20th & 21st Jan. / the Emirates Swimming Cup is scheduled on 28th Jan. The month of January also witnesses the organization of several other various international & community sports events, comprising the Fortuna Badminton Championship, the 8th Emirates International Chess Festival, the Strong Gym CrossFit Championship, the National Karate Championship, the Koryongi Yoga Event and the Labor Sports Tournament.


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