Dubai Shopping Festival Gets Active with 66 Sports Events

The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is about to get a whole lot more active. Dubai Police announced today they will be organizing a whopping 66 sports events throughout the 31-day festival, ensuring there's something for everyone to participate in or cheer on.

The impressive roster boasts a mix of international tournaments and local competitions. Sports enthusiasts can look forward to prestigious events like the GCC Tennis Championships, the Junior International Ice Hockey tournament, and the GCC Organising Committee Cup for table tennis.

Beyond these elite competitions, there's a plethora of activities designed to get the whole community moving. School children can test their athletic abilities in the private schools' athletics competition or the UAE schools athletics fencing championship. Meanwhile, adults can lace up their sneakers for the enterprises football or basketball championships, or take aim in the shooting competitions.

For those seeking a more casual sporting experience, there's no shortage of options. Families can bond over a day of fishing at a competition or cheer on the unique spectacle of an ostrich race. The festival will also feature ice skating and roller skating shows, along with volleyball and sand skating championships.

A special Family Day at Al Safa Park promises a full day of entertainment on March 8th. Children can participate in a marathon, create funny faces, or marvel at a horse show. The day will also be filled with cultural delights like folklore shows and kite flying, along with musical performances throughout the park.

This extensive lineup of sporting events reflects the Dubai Shopping Festival's theme of "One World, One Family, One Festival." Brigadier Mohammed Hussain Ali, president of the sports committee for DSF 2002, highlighted this sentiment, stating, "We have designed the events to ensure everyone in the family can participate."

The variety of competitions caters to all interests and skill levels, making the DSF an exciting time for sports lovers and casual participants alike. With Dubai Police at the helm, the festival is set to be a vibrant celebration of athleticism and community spirit.

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