Members of the Organizing Committee of Abu Dhabi Sports Festival valued the trust of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council on them to organize Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 2016.
Statement of the organizing committee came upon their meeting at ADSC on Thursday, June 2nd 2016.
The meeting was chaired by Major General (R) Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi in attendance of H.E. Aref Hamad Al Awani, Deputy Chairman of the organizing committee, and members of the committee.
The meeting discussed all matters related to this festival, approved schedule for the opening ceremony and competitions.
The festival will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
The event will take place at ADNEC as of June 9 and will go on up to August 5, 2016.
Ramadan championships for government entities will be inclusive and will take place in the period 9-30 June 2016.
Ramadan championships will include football, volleyball, and badminton, 3x3 basketball, boxing, judo, wrestling, jujitsu and aerobics.
Top winners of the festival will get AED 300 thousand in money prize, 150 thousand for runners-up, and 50 thousand for third position winners.
Money purse for Ramadan football championship (9-30 June) will be AED 75 thousand for the winning team, 50 thousand for runners-up and 25 thousand for third position winners.
Ramadan volleyball championship (9-30 June) prizes will be AED 100 thousand for the winning team, 50 thousand for second position winners , and AED 25 thousand for third position team.
Aerobics competitions will take place at ADNEC on 23, 24 and 25 June. Abu Dhabi 3x3 basketball championship will be at ANEC as well on: 10th , 11th, 16th, and 17th , 18th, 24th and 25th June.
Boxing will be on 23 and 24 June, with Judo competitions on 10th & 11th, amateur wrestling on June 9th, and Jujitsu on June 16th & 17th.
Running & Cycling championships will be at Yas Marina Circuit on June 21st. competitors from 5 different categories- for both cycling and running, will compete to win their share out of AED 100 thousand money purse in total, (50 thousand for cycling and 50 thousand for running).
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Second Women’s Football Championship for government entities is also included in the festival. It will take place at the Family Development Foundation on June 13th & 14th.
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Second Women’s volleyball Championship for government entities is there as well on June 20th and 21st at the Family Development Foundation.
There will also be women’s activities on June 15th at Yas Marina Circuit.
The Paddle tennis championship will be held at Abu Dhabi Country Club in the period 9-30 June, with Ramadan shooting championship at Caracal Club on June 14, 19, 26 and 29.
PlayStation championship will be at ADNEC from June 19th up to July 2nd.
Spectators will also have daily attractive prizes. Prizes will include 2-month free subscription with Special Fitness First Club at the Army officers Club, air tickets and a raffle on 4 luxury cars.
This festival will contribute to having an interactive dynamic community, and will enhance Abu Dhabi emirate sportive & media identity.
As known, Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 2016 will be organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in cooperation with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC). The festival will be held under the slogan “Stay Active & be Healthy”.