At Ski Dubai, Mall of Emirates.
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DUBAI – The world’s first snow sports competition following Covid-19 closures will be held in Dubai this month, the Dubai Sports Council announced.
The ski and snowboard competition will be held in Ski Dubai on August 15 “to encourage the safe return to snow sports following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions”, organisers said. The inaugural event will be held with social distancing measures in place.
The ‘Return to Safe Sport’ competition is open to all racers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders and is free to enter.
Starting at 10am, the event will be divided into four snow sports disciplines including the Alpine speed disciplines of Slalom Skiing and Giant Slalom and two freestyle disciplines: Slopestyle and Big Air.
Participants will have the chance of winning medals as well as a host of prizes including tickets to VOX Cinemas, Ski Dubai, iFly Dubai or lunch at North 28.
“Dubai is leading the way and showing the rest of the world that, when the right measures are in place, sporting events and competitions can safely resume,” said Mohammad El Etri, director of Majid Al Futtaim Global Snow.
The decision to resume sports competitions is part of a series of decisions taken by Dubai Sports Council to gradually reopen the sports sector following weeks of closures due to Covid-19.
The decision is in line with the Government of Dubai’s plan to open all sectors of life in the emirate, and complies with instructions issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, and related government agencies. ICA/Expat Media
What: Return to Safe Sport
When: August 15, from 10am
Where: Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
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