Year after year, the Rugby Excitement in UAE continues. This week, fans will begin following the 2015 Rugby World Cup that begins on September 18 in England. The schedule of the matches (in UAE time) has been provided by The National, for those interested.
After that, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series follows, as the 2015-16 series will kick-off after Rugby World Cup 2015, with Round 1: Dubai: 4-5 December.
Fans will soon be able to purchase their tickets online or at selected outlets (to be confirmed soon) for Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2015. Tickets, in fact, will go on sale on 30 September. This is without doubt an event to remember for all Rugby enthusiasts; another action-packed festival to watch some of the world’s best rugby players compete.
This year’s fun-filled event is set to be the biggest and best yet, “with an array of new entertainment and exciting activations to keep the crowd entertained,” affirm the organizers. One can expect the three-day event to attract fans from all around the world; they will come to support their team and then party at The Rugby Village! The famous ‘Rugby Rock’ concert in the village on Friday and Saturday evenings is not to be missed.
Now in its 46th year, the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is achieving year-on year record attendance. It is one of the most popular and eagerly anticipated events on the Dubai sporting calendar. The new four-year deal with HSBC for flagship men’s and women’s series reinforces HSBC’s long-term rugby commitment of investing in the game, as co-title sponsor of the tournament. HSBC Holdings is the local title sponsor of the individual rounds of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
The excitement is set to begin next month; it will kick off on October 3 at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens Launch Party, which is taking place at ‘Rugby Central’ at Emirates Golf Club from 6pm until late, as advertised on the 7DAYSinDubai website. Everyone is invited. Tickets will be on sale at the Launch Party.
Ticket prices are:
- Thursday 3 December – FREE ADMISSION
- Friday 4 December – in advance AED300, on the day AED400
- Saturday 5 December – in advance AED300, on the day AED400
- Season Tickets (Friday and Saturday) – in advance AED500, on the day AED600
- Children under 12 receive free admission.
For more info or details, visit the official website www.dubairugby7s.com, or go to www.thesevens.ae. To make inquiries, feel free to send an email at email@example.com, or else call +971 4 809 6605.
Stay tuned to DubaiBlog for more news of Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2015 as we count down to the tournament.
Rugby stars in the spotlight: Abu Dhabi Harlequins former player Mike Ballard who suffered spinal damage in a match in April 2014 will meet this month his old club colleague Ed Lewsey at the 2015 Rugby World Cup to watch some of the most sought-after matches in the competition, told The National, in a post. Ed Lewsey who has been a close friend to Michael ever since his incident has “arranged everything from tickets, lodging and even a van,” Ballard said.
After the accident, the Michael Ballard Foundation was created as a “fund-raiser for a veteran rugby player,” Mr. Lewsey said. It offers a “platform for the Rugby & Wider Gulf Community to come together in support of Mike during his rehab from spinal injury,” which has been slow and steady, as explained on its Facebook page.
After everything happened,” Aside from the matches and sightseeing, Ballard is scheduled to give a talk to school children about spinal injuries, as well as meet other players who have suffered injuries similar to his,” mentioned The National in the post.