His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee (NOC) and President of the Higher Committee of the National Sports Day Initiative, has called on members of the community to participate in the seventh edition of the National Sports Day, scheduled to take place on 2 March 2022.
His Highness said the event, organised in response to the call of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler Dubai, to dedicate a day for practising sports and physical activities and reconnecting with the nation’s heritage, is part of efforts to promote a sporting and fitness culture in the country. The event evokes great enthusiasm in the community and inspires people to maintain an active lifestyle, he noted.
The main event of the National Sports Day will be held at Expo 2020 Dubai. All sports activities organised at Expo will also mark the National Sports Day.
“Holding the National Sports Day’s main event at Expo 2020 Dubai offers an opportunity for participants to interact with international visitors at the mega global event and highlights Dubai’s inclusive spirit and ethos of tolerance and diversity. Sporting events like this play a key role in promoting greater understanding and engagement between cultures,”
His Highness said.
The organisation of National Sports Day this year reflects the organisers’ determination to revive the sporting event after being suspended for two years due to the pandemic, His Highness further said.
The highlight of the National Sports Day is a 3 km walk at Expo 2020 Dubai starting at 9.00 am. Participants who have pre-registered for the main event will be provided entry to the Expo 2020 venue without a ticket.
For more information about the event’s various activities, please visit www.uaenoc.ae/sportsday.
News Source: Dubai Media Office