The FINA Diving World Series returns to Dubai from 19 to 21 March. The event will be held at the Hamdan Sports Complex, which is the biggest multi-purpose facility in the world, situated at the Emirates road; the venue is designed to host world-class aquatic events like diving, and has competitive swimming pool that meet Olympic standards. As for the competitive diving platforms, it has those of 10m, 7.5m, 5m, 3m and 1m. The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sport Complex aims in promoting aquatics as one of the most essential sports in the U.A.E. The complex accommodates dry sports events too.
March diving program scheduled for men and women includes the 3 meter springboard, 10 meter platform, 3 meter springboard synchro and the 10 meter platform synchro as well. The FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 will bring to Dubai some of the world’s brightest diving stars, mostly medalists from previous Olympics, World Championships and World Cups. The Federation expects it to be another amazing competition with a stellar line up of participants from around the globe including China, Great Britain, Russia and the USA.
For diving fans, it is an opportunity to see the superstars of world diving in action, such as the young and talented British Olympic diver Tom Daley who is returning to Dubai. He is a crowd favorite for the men’s 10m platform gold, but he has to beat the Olympic Gold medalist David Boudia of USA, and China’s Olympic silver medalist and current World Champion Qui Bo. As for the women competition, there is “China’s diving superstars, including multiple Olympic and World Champions, team veterans Wu Minxia and Chen Ruolin; as well as He Zi, Shi Tingmao and the emerging star Liu Huixia.”
For more information on the lineup, visit the brand new Facebook page www.facebook.com/FINADWSDubai that keeps up to date with all the action from the pool. Alternatively, stay abreast on the event via Twitter @DivingWSDubai.
Tickets are available at the Hamdan Sports Complex for 40dhs—the ticket price per day; entry for children under 12 is free. Spectators are informed that there will be two sessions on each day, from 10am-12 noon and from 5-8pm.
Aside from Diving, forthcoming is the Dubai International Aquatic Championships, which will be organized by the UAE Swimming Federation on 1-11 April 2015. The Hamdan Sports Complex will host three swimming events: a FINA approved and qualifying swimming race (April 1 – 4), an open water swimming challenge (April 6 – 7) and a water polo tournament (April 8 – 11). This is expected to have a good crowd turnout since it has free admission to all events. Further info will soon be provided by DubaiBlog.