Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby SevensEmirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens remains the city’s favourite sporting event. They have proudly claimed our ninth What’s On Award. Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, an opportunity to see the world’s best rugby sevens players in action. 16 international teams will compete in the HSBC Sevens World Series. The 15 teams confirmed so far are: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, USA and Wales.

The Dubai Sevens has grown into a magical event that not only attracts fans from around the world but offers some of the best action – both on and off the pitch – anywhere on the planet. Away from the white-hot atmosphere of the HSBC Sevens Series matches and the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, competitions featuring over 160 International Invitation, Gulf, Local Social, Ladies, Veterans, and Youth teams will see all six pitches in almost constant use over three compelling days.

Fancy & extravagant dressing up has always been a favourite pastime of 7he Sevens faithful and 2012 looks set to be a bumper year for crazy costumes. So, run a comb through your fake facial hair, grab your best flared trousers and buy your tickets now to ensure your place at Dubai’s biggest fancy dress party!

And to complete the rugby extravaganza, once the action on the pitch has ended, come and party the night away at Rugby Rock in the Rugby Village.


Fact sheet

  • Takes place from the 29th November -1st December 2012 at “The Sevens” ground
  • The event will be celebrating its 43rd year in 2012
  • Emirates Airline has been the official sponsor of the Dubai Rugby Sevens since 1987.
  • The first day consists of local and international invitational teams in action with days two and three seeing the 16 international sides compete for the Emirates International Trophy in the IRB Sevens World Series.
  • Over 1,750 players will take part.
  • The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is the second round of the nine-leg International Rugby Board Sevens World Series
  • England are the reigning Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens Champions
  • The three-day event will be brought to a close with the ‘Rugby Rock’ concert.
  • Tickets will be available from October 1st onwards
  • General admission gates open at 7.30am.
  • Corporate hospitality entrance opens at 8am.

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