Emirates Dubai 7s 2020
A newly proposed Emirates Dubai 7s 2020 is expected to take place from December 4th-5th, a scaled-down version of the World Series event which was cancelled in July.
The tournament has been cancelled in October due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
In a statement, Emirates Dubai 7s said the event will ” feature all of the GCC divisions of participation in Rugby, Netball and Cricket.” They added, “The tournament has taken place for the past 50 years and has been built on the participation of local, regional and international invitational teams across the sports and the 2020 tournament will be a celebration of that.”
It is important to note that the tournament still requires the appropriate approvals from the relevant government stakeholders and governing bodies (such as the Dubai Sports Council).
The event will be confirmed by October 15th, 2020 and spectator tickets will not be available until approval has been received.
What to expect at the new Dubai 7s 2020?
Tom Burwell, the Tournament Director, said: “We are disappointed that the HSBC World Sevens Series is unable to take place in Dubai in 2020 but this is also an opportunity to deliver something unique for players & local fans at the end of what has been a very tough year.
Pitch Two will become the main field and will have a unique feel to it. Tournament goers will still enjoy marquee experiences including the Heineken Tavern, experiential cocktail bars, fantastic family fun and of course some brilliant local sport. Our intention is to build an experience that truly encapsulates 51 years of the Dubai 7s”.
How to enter my rugby team for the Dubai 7s 2020?
Team entries have opened at a discounted rate will close on September 30th 2020. If the tournament does not get it’s go-ahead by October 15th, full refunds will be issued to teams.
To cope with the COVID-19 situation, some areas of the tournament such as entry points and hand sanitization will be different from previous years.
“We are faced with some huge challenges in delivery but the team behind the tournament have been working tirelessly to come up with ways to deliver in 2020. This might mean some extra patience is required from visitors and a personal responsibility taken but this will be no different from the ‘new normal’ that we face in everyday life. We are excited to deliver a brilliantly unique Emirates Airline Dubai 7s in December despite these challenges” said Burwell.
Emirates Dubai Rugby 7s 2020 dates
- Date: December 4th-5th 2020
- Venue: The Sevens Stadium, Dubai, UAE
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