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Dubai’s strengthens position as a go-to destination for snow sports

Ski Dubai will host the region’s first Snow Volleyball tournament

Dubai is adding yet another event to its packed calendar. In October 2021, the same month that Expo 2020 Dubai is launching, the emirate will also host the region’s first-ever official Snow Volleyball tournament at Ski Dubai.

Held under the auspices of Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the four-day tournament is being organised by Esperia Volleyball Academy in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai. 

The event is being held in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, to strengthen Dubai’s position as a preferred venue for international sporting events. As the first event of its kind in the Middle East, the tournament also aims to reinforce Dubai’s reputation as one of the region’s top supporters of snow sports.

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In an effort to familiarise sports enthusiasts with Snow Volleyball, Ski Dubai will invite the public to register for training sessions with expert coaches at its Snow Volley courts on 31 August and 1 and 3 September 2021.

The Snow Volleyball tournament is being organised under the framework of Dubai Sports Council’s plan to popularise snow sports in Dubai and the UAE. Ski Dubai has hosted a number of events recently, including the world’s first indoor edition of Red Bull Jump & Freeze on 9 July this year. The competition saw more than 20 teams in custom-made costumes and vehicles slide down the slope of Ski Dubai, hit the kicker and jump into a pool of freezing water before a panel of judges, who selected the winners.

Ski Dubai is going to be a busy venue this year with more than 10 events scheduled to take place at the venue, including the UAE Alpine Ski Championship, UAE National Ski and Snowboard Freestyle Championship, and the 12th edition of Ice Warrior Challenge.

All the events will be held in accordance with the Covid-19 precautionary measures and protocols outlined by relevant authorities.

For more information, visit www.skidxb.com 

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