With the AFC Asian Cup fever gripping the whole of the UAE, fans will get to enjoy an additional day of action on the field as hundreds of amateurs compete in the final of the Asian Community Cup.Read more
University students enjoyed a first-class experience in a day dedicated to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, with pupils from 37 different countries coming together to witness all the drama and excitement of Asia’s crown jewel.Read more
EDDIE PEPPERELL’S TEAM TAKES TOP HONOURS AT ABU DHABI’S UNION OF GOLF AND GIVING
Imparted with a lifelong passion for football, Windsor John has been part of the AFC for over 6 years and has been instrumental in delivering new visions and missions for the organisation. With a hand in the expansion of AFC’s major competitions, and all of them achieving new records in spectatorship, TV viewership, and fan engagement, the General Secretary is perfectly placed to give a masterclass in the opportunities ahead for football in the Middle East region.Read more
Fantasy Football has joined the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 party for the first time ever as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today confirmed the competition will be another way fans across the Continent can engage with the football drama.Read more
A powerful documentary series of inspiring videos produced to celebrate the true spirit of football and the tournament slogan of “Bringing Asia Together” is set to be released by the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Local Organising Committee (LOC).Read more
Passionate fans throughout the region have been given the chance to be part of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, thanks to the successful Patrons Programme which has more than doubled in size since its launch.Read more
The Leaders Sports Business Summit in Abu Dhabi has drawn distinguished speakers from IAAF, ICC, PGA European Tour, Emirates, Arsenal FC and more
For the first time, Leaders, bring their globally renowned Sport Business Summit to Abu Dhabi.Read more
Eight prestigious stadiums across the UAE are ready to welcome fans following significant improvements ahead of the biggest ever AFC Asian Cup
Tourists set to receive exclusive passport stamp to celebrate the spirit of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
Football fans and tourists travelling to the UAE during the AFC Asian Cup can look forward to receiving an exclusive limited-edition stamp in their passports thanks to a joint initiative launched this week with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.Read more
Some of the greatest minds in world football will be fixing their sights on Asia’s ultimate prizeRead more
The fans contributed to the success of the event and a pat on the back to the excellent work from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for an outstanding show that they presented throughout the 10 days.Read more
Abu Dhabi received the flag of hosting the 2020 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships at the conclusion of the 14th staging of the world event in Hangzhou, China, last week.Read more
As the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 fever grips the Continent, fans have been given the opportunity to own a piece of football history with the launch of the tournament’s official merchandise campaign.Read more
Nahyan bin Zayed receives People of Determination TeamRead more
Iconic buildings and locations throughout the UAE are being made over in the colors of the highly anticipated football tournamentRead more
HH Sheikh Nahyan: After a successful FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018, we welcome the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
After a successful conclusion of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 and the Year of Zayed, the Emirates are all set to welcome the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 and the Year of Tolerance.Read more
A Team Time Trial on the first day, three stages dedicated to sprinters,
one for puncheurs and two for climbers
Esperance de Tunis drew some consolation by taking fifth place in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 after their win over Guadalajara on penalties 6-5 after a one-all deadlock at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.Read more
Al Ain created history by becoming the first Arabian Gulf League side to reach the FIFA Club World Cup final, after their victory over the Copa Libertadores champions River Plate in a penalty shootout.Read more
EUROPEAN TOUR LEGEND HENRIK ‘ICEMAN’ STENSON CONFIRMED TO MAKE 14TH CONSECUTIVE APPEARANCE AT 2019 ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY EGA
Stenson joins incredible 2019 Abu Dhabi line-up, including World No.1 Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and double ‘Falcon Trophy’ winner Tommy FleetwoodRead more
HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, issued a decree on the formation of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Falconers Club.
The board of directors are: HE Fares Mohammed Ahmed Al Mazrouei and the membership of His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Dhaheri, Abdullah Ahmad Al Qubaisi, Mohammad Bathan Al Mansouri and Ateeq Butti Al Mazrouei.
The decision of HH Sheikh Nahyan stipulates the term of office of the Board of Directors shall be three years, subject to renewal.Read more
After shortlisting thousands of entries in the supporter competition, the UAE team bus will honour the nation with the words Our Time Is Now across the bus, inspiring all, both on and off the field.Read more
ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon reveal full line-up of elite runners to take part in inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon
Runners join half-marathon word-record holder, Abraham Kiptum, in first-ever ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon
Maserati announced as the Official Car of ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon 2018Read more
Argentinian FIFA Legends show solidarity and encourage fans to unite and celebrate football ahead of next month’s tournamentRead more
Abu Dhabi National Centre for Waste Management (Tadweer) signed a sponsorship deal with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in support of the inaugural ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon that takes place on December 7.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Organising Committee for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.Read more
Amateur footballers around the UAE are getting a taste of the AFC Asian Cup actionRead more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today visited the pavilion of the Etihad Airways, the title sponsor of the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, the now-running Middle East’s premier sporting event.Read more
Argentine Rivals Ready To Battle For Last Remaining FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 Spot With Tournament Just 20 Days Away
Club Atlético River Plate host Boca Juniors this weekend in Superclásico showdown to crown South American champions
Sports Experts Lead The Way To Encourage More Women To Get Involved In Football And Other Sports-related Activities.Read more
A busy and enjoyable weekend is on the cards for those taking part in the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organised community cycling races and swimming competitions at the Al Hudayriat Island.Read more
Aoun was an impressive winner of the ninth leg of the President of the UAE Cup for Purebred Arabians at the Anfa Ramil racetrack in Casablanca, Morocco, on Sunday.Read more
Double 2018 Major Winner Brooks Koepka Confirmed To Play 2019 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Presented By
PGA TOUR Player of the Year set to join fellow Ryder Cup superstars Dustin Johnson and Tommy FleetwoodRead more
Thousands of fans join the celebrations ahead of the biggest-ever sporting event to be hosted in the regionRead more
Pakistan And New Zealand Set For Thrilling Test Series In The Nation’s Capital With Free Entry For All Spectators
PAKISTAN AIMS TO CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL SEASON WITH FINAL WIN OVER THE KIWISRead more
The Tolerance Cricket Cup is set for an exciting conclusion tomorrow, as Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) hosts the Grand Final between Saadiyat Falcons and Team Labotel.Read more
'Give yourself a chance' was the inspiring message given to women of all ages as they were joined by the United Arab Emirates’ women’s national teams for the latest AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 ‘It’s My Game’ event.Read more
Initiative launched by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance set for fitting finale
AFC and CAF representatives confirmed this weekend after Kashima Antlers and Esperance de Tunis crowned champions
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) delegation expressed their satisfaction on the ongoing work both at the Shabab Al Ahli Club’s Rashid stadium and Al Nasr Clubs Al Maktoum stadium after visits to the AFC Asian Cup venues in Dubai on Monday.Read more
Six Of The Best Confirmed For The FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018! Kashima Antlers Join All-star Line-up
Japanese team claim first AFC Champions League title with victory over Persepolis FC to secure place in world club football showcase from 12-22 DecemberRead more
Hunt completes hattrick; Iffland wins first FINA High Diving World CupRead more
Kings Of Africa Are Coming! Five Alive For The FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 As Esperance De Tunis Seal Place With CAF Glory
Tunisian side complete thrilling comeback to become fifth team to secure a spot in the tournament from 12-22 DecemberRead more
Wellbrock, Bridi victorious in the final leg of FINA Marathon Swim in Abu Dhabi
African, Asian and South American finalists take the field looking to secure their tickets to Abu Dhabi this December
The final leg of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swim and the High Board Diving World Cups takes place at the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club on Friday and Saturday respectively.Read more
Thousands of football fans will have the opportunity to be part of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 thanks to the support of businesses that are signing up to become patrons for the biggest sporting event ever held in the region.Read more
School children have scored with 90 minutes of action, swapping the classroom for the football pitch as excitement grows for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 which kicks off in just two months.Read more
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Presented By EGA Welcomes Back Global Golfing Giants Johnson And Fleetwood
List of stars to confirm for 2019 event includes defending champion Tommy Fleetwood and big-hitting world number 3 Dustin Johnson
The 10km Marathon Swim has drawn 84 men and 51 women across 31 nations and the High Dive consists of 30 men and 12 women from 20 countries.
International athletes Abraham Kiptum, Stanley Biwott, Gelete Burka and Eunice Chebichii line up to take on the keenly anticipated ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon
Jasper Carpaij and Roisin Thomas shared the honours in the Liwa Community cycling championship conducted by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in Al Dhafra over the weekend.Read more
Off the back of their practice match success against the UAE, New Zealand’s cricketers are set to bring their A-game to Zayed Cricket Stadium on 31 October for their series opener against Pakistan.
Launch of AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019TM “It’s My Game” programme encourages UAE women to get involved in football
The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 has launched the “It’s My Game” programme with the goal of inspiring women across the UAE to embrace different roles in football and the wider sports industry.
The boat ‘Al Wasf’ owned by Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and skippered by Mohammed Hamad Al Ghashaish won the second Dalma 60-foot dhow race on Thursday.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council announces new format and dates for the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies OpenRead more
Football stars past and present kicked-off the country’s biggest-ever schools festival today, which will see over 75,000 children ‘Adopt a Nation’ ahead of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.Read more
The final countdown is on. Today marks 50 days until the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 kicks off on 12 December. Coinciding with this milestone, FIFA earlier this month gave the green light to the two host stadiums in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain as the UAE continues its preparations to welcome the best club sides on the planet.Read more
The Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club (ADSYC) has brought forward the day of the second Dalma Sailing Festival’s 60-foot dhow race to Thursday at the recommendation of the National Centre for Meteorology.Read more
The Sudan Classico Al Hilal and Al Merreikh are set to draw a full house at the 42,000 capacity Al Jazira Club’s Mohammed bin Zayed stadium 8pm on Friday, November 2.Read more
The Al Ain-Jebel Hafeet Cycling Tour organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) drew 179 participants both men and women, and for the age groups, at the Oasis city on Friday.Read more
Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received today members of the UAE Paralympics team, who clinched 11 medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games which concluded recently in Jakarta.Read more
The Al Ain-Jebel Hafeet cycling challenge- on Friday, October 19, and the Al Ain Zoo run on Saturday, 20 October, by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) will take as two important community sport events within the new season’s calendar .Read more
HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of both Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and Local Organizing Committee of the Asian Cup 2019, is confident they can present the most memorable Asian Cup in the history of the continental championship.Read more
The Executive Office of the Asian Cup was updated by the Sharjah Local Organising Committee (LOC) on the latest updates on their preparation to host matches of the Continental Cup.Read more
Australia meet young fans during Dubai training campRead more
Abu Dhabi Fans To Be Treated To Free Entry As Test Cricketing Powerhouses Meet At Zayed Cricket Stadium
ABU DHABI CRICKET AND PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD JOIN FORCES TO OFFER FANS FREE ENTRY TO ALL TEST MATCHES AT ZAYED CRICKET STADIUM IN 2018
With just over 60 days to go until the start of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018, Brazilian icon and FIFA Legend, Roberto Carlos, visited the UAE this weekend to share his excitement ahead of this year’s tournament and to invite fans from around the world to gather in the UAE this December to watch the world’s top players and clubs in action.Read more
Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of General Authority for Sport, held the UAE media in high esteem to provide world-class coverage on sports as well as promote the country in a positive way.Read more
The Al Masaood Group stepped on board as another sponsor of the Dalma Sailing Festival conducted by the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club and held from October 25 to 29.Read more
Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of General Authority for Sports received the Asian Football Federation (AFC) presidential candidate Adel Ezzat at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council on Wednesday.Read more
The Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club was inundated with entries for the second Dalma Sailing Festival’s Dh25million 60-foot traditional sailing boat race from October 25 to 29.Read more
Abu Dhabi has emerged as a front-runner to be crowned as the World Capital of Sports in a two-race tie over Taipei.Read more
The Al Rubaya Group has stepped forward to sponsor the second Dalma Sailing Festival conducted by the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club from October 25 to 29.Read more
The Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Group HE Saeed Hareb is confident the refurbishing work at both the Al Maktoum and Rashid stadiums were going full steam and will be ready ahead of the schedule.Read more
The Executive Office of the Asian Cup UAE 2019 and the Al Ain Group in Hazza bin Zayed stadium conducted and inspecting to oversee the work in progress of the two stadiums in the city hosting the 24-team continental tournament from January 5 to February 1.Read more
The ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi opens its doors for entrants tomorrow, as organisers encourage athletes – from first-timers to seasoned competitors – to join the spectacle when it returns to Yas Island on 8th and 9th of March, 2019.Read more
In the Audi Dubai Showroom, home of Al Nabooda Automobiles, the Supreme Organising Committee of the UAE Tour have unveiled the event’s new logo and the new winner’s trophy.Read more
The second staging of the Delma Sailing Festival for a record prize money of Dh25 million is set to draw more than 100 boats and 3,000 sailors in the 60-foot traditional sail boat race from October 25 to 29.Read more
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) delegation has given the thumbs up following the inspections to the eight stadiums hosting AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 matches.Read more
The triathlon and duathlon organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) drew 765 competitors in over the weekend at the Hudayriat IslandRead more
Martin Lebeck and Shannon Benson emerged winners of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Sports Council’s (ADSC) Al Hudayriat Island triathlon on Friday.Read more
A workshop aimed at licensing the first batch of local ant-doping personnel organised by the National Anti-Doping Committee in cooperation with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) was hosted by Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) on October 2-3.Read more
Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC), the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) supported organisation charged with raising cricket’s profile throughout the emirate, is anticipating a tightly contested showdown for this weekend’s much-anticipated inaugural Abu Dhabi T20.Read more
Quick Sand AA ridden by Sasha Risenhoover and trained by Jernesto Torrez emerged an impressive winner of the US$100,000 Grade 1 President of the UAE Cup for Purebred Arabians at the Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Delegates from each of the 24 competing nations to mark the 100-day countdown with the unveiling of a ceremonial countdown clock next to Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City stadium in the UAE.Read more
The Higher Organizing Committee of the 2019 UAE Tour in February discussed with both the Abu Dhabi and Dubai Sports channels on the television broadcast for the world audience at the sports council headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
in February 2019
HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and Vice Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee Organising chaired the meeting.
In attendance were Mr. Yaaqoub Al Saadi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Channels, Hassan Habib, Vice President of Dubai Sports Channel, Abdul Rahim Al Batih and Nasser Al Zaabi, both from Abu Dhabi Media and Abdul Khaliq Khamis, Director of Dubai Sports Channel.
The committee reviewed the television coverage and the technical aspects utilised for each stage of the tour which will be flagged off in Abu Dhabi and finish in Dubai.
Also under discussion were the television production plan and the quality of cameras to be used in the event. It will include promotional advertisements and television programs in support of the success of the first edition of the UAE Tour.
At the conclusion, HE Al Awani thanked the Abu Dhabi Sports Company, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel and Dubai Sports Channel for their roles and cooperation with the Supreme Organizing Committee of the UAE Tour to make the event a success.Read more
Two-time AFC Asian Cup winner and three-time AFC Player of the Year, Majed Abdullah along with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) Tournament Director, H.E. Aref Hamad Al Awani, Anne-Claire Richomme Bergoffen, Marketing Director and Area Sales TAG Heuer Middle East, were joined by delegates from each of the 24 competing nations to mark the 100-day countdown with the unveiling of a ceremonial countdown clock next to Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City stadium in the UAE.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organised a workshop ‘organisational structure development in clubs’ aimed at the financial and administrative performances of the Abu Dhabi clubs at their headquarters at the Zayed Sports City on Monday.
Noura Abdullah Al Ansari, Head of Training and Development, welcomed the participants and Amna Muftah Al Zaabi, Human Resources Planning Officer, presented the human Resources and employment process in public entities.
She explained the organisational structure as well as the job evaluation manual to evaluate the results and expected scores by calculating the number of the workforce.
The objective of the workshop was to review the executive regulations of the civil service law, the guidelines for job descriptions in government agencies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the UAE Football Federation in association with the Sudan Football Association will stage the Sudanese Football Super Cup match between Al Hilal and Al Merrikh at the Al Jazira Club’s Mohammed bin Zayed stadium on November 2Read more
Test your football skills at Yas Mall this weekend for the chance to be crowned ‘Ultimate Hero’ and win a unique tournament experience this December
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) unveiled, today, details of the route for the inaugural ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, taking place on December 7, 2018.Read more
Zayed Sports City Stadium lights up in honour of new community ambassadors for Asia’s most prestigious football tournament
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organised a three-day workshop entitled “Professional Skills for Media Handling” attended by representatives of Abu Dhabi Sports Clubs at the sports council’s headquarters at the Zayed Sports City on Wednesday.Read more
Dubai World Cup winning jockey Christophe Soumillon rides Rodess Du Loup to win the President of the UAE Cup
Rodess Du Loup ridden by top Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon and trained in France by Charles Gourdain clinched the President of the UAE Cup at the Doncaster racecourse on Saturday.Read more
The second Yas Marina and Ferrari World Community Run on Friday is set for another big turnout over the events run across three different distances – 2.5km, 5km and 10km.Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received, at the Qasr Al Bahr Council, in the presence of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, and H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, the members of the UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Team who won nine medals in the Asian games that were held in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.Read more
The Supreme Organising Committee is going full steam on the inaugural UAE Tour race date after a meeting at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) on Sunday.Read more
In the lead up to the first-ever ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, and as part of a continuous effort to promote healthy and active living in the capital, ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon has launched a series of free Community Training Programmes.Read more
Amateur tournament which replicates the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 tournament, now open to sign up at www.asiancommunitycup.comRead more
With 120 days to go to Asia’s biggest and most prestigious football tournament, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is giving football fans the opportunity to celebrate and showcase their passion for their teams with the launch of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ Team Bus Slogan contest.
Emirates Holidays has partnered up with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to become the official tour operator of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. The 17th edition of the continent’s prestigious football tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates between 5 January 2019 and 1 February 2019.Read more
The path to winning the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 has been set following the Official Draw, which took place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, today.Read more
Meet Al Ain FC stars at Bawadi Mall and get a chance to win a signed shirtRead more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in corporation with Health Point organised a two-day course on the ‘use of medical labelling’ for specialists in physiotherapy from Abu Dhabi Clubs and Zayed Military Hospital over the weekend.
Young footballers were provided with valuable pre-season match practice in an age group competition organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and held over two weeks.Read more
volunteering programme now open at www.volunteers.ae/asiancup2019
with 5,000 exciting roles on offer
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 volunteering programme to open on 31 August at www.volunteers.ae for thousands of applicants across the regionRead more
The Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) discussed the budget to be allocated for each sport following the UAE’s most successful Asian Games campaign.
The Continent’s most prestigious football tournament – the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 – has today launched a new nationwide campaign aimed at inspiring women across the UAE to fulfill their potential in the community. Whether through sport or local initiatives, women in the Emirates are making positive change and are increasingly regarded as role models for the future.Read more
Hundreds of football enthusiasts have kicked-off celebrations for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 being entertained by football freestylers and taking part in a number of interactive football activities at Dubai Mall.Read more
Dubai Mall to be transformed into six-day football festival.
Aoun carried the silks of Yas Racing of Abu Dhabi to success in the Group 3 President of the UAE Cup for Purebred Arabians at the Hippodrome Wellington in Ostend, Belgium, on Monday.Read more
It was a scintillating end to the Tour de France for UAE Team Emirates as Alexander Kristoff took home the iconic final stage win.Read more
The UAE Team Emirates’ achievements in the Tour de France has come for glowing praise from the team management and the governing body for sports in the countryRead more
HE Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports, led the tribute by saying the UAE Team Emirates achievements reflects on the country’s leadership.
HE Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports, led the tribute by saying the UAE Team Emirates achievements reflects on the country’s leadership.Read more
Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni, president of the UAE Team Emirates, dedicated the achievements to His Highness The UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.Read more
starting from just AED 25, tickets for the UAE’s most expansive ever football competition will go on sale to the public Monday 30 July 2018 at 12pm (GST)
Tickets will be available at www.afcasiancup2019.com
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) impressed with preparations for AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019Read more
The Executive Office of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 met with the Al Ain Group for an update on the preparations of the games scheduled at both the Hazza bin Zayed and Khalifa bin Zayed stadiums.Read more
‘Sign-up, inspire your community and be part of the UAE’s most expansive and most exciting sporting event’.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, has received, in Qasr Al Nakheel, Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Community Development Department and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, who explained the club’s proposals for the launch of a bicycle lane project in the Al Dhafra Region, which will be implemented in Madinat Zayed, Sila and Mirfa, and will include a mountain lane on Dalma Island.Read more
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR AFC ASIAN CUP 2019 “HOME TEAM” TO SPREAD FOOTBALL FEVER ACROSS THE UAE
The dreams of a group of talented university students from across the UAE came true today, as they were selected to the starting lineup for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Local Organising Committee’s “Home Team”.Read more
Those spending their summer in Abu Dhabi can now take part in various sporting and fitness activities in the comfort of air-conditioned facilities at the Zayed Sports City.
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, the inauguration of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, which will be held, for the first time, on December 7, 2018Read more
Fazza Al Khalediah came from last to first to clinch His Highness The President of the UAE Cup for Purebred Arabians at the San Siro racecourse in Milan, Italy, on Sunday.Read more
More than 110 swimming instructors from clubs around the UAE attended a clinic for swimming coaches conducted by FINA, the world governing body for swimming, at the Emirates Heritage Club on Wednesday.Read more
Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC), with the full support of Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), will host the UAE capital’s first owned T20 cricket tournament this October.Read more
Team Abu Dhabi trio was crowned in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region;Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Adviser to the UAE President; Sheikh Diab bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Vice-President and CEO of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, ADIMSC, and a number of Sheikhs and sports officials.Read more
Local Organising Committee announces pre-sale window for corporate group bookings to offer local businesses the chance to secure tickets to the UAE’s largest ever sports event
Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Mother of the Nations, Supreme Chairperson of Family Development Foundation, and President of both General Women's Union and Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, the new Abu Dhabi Women’s Club headquarters was inaugurated by Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan.Read more
Scores will be ranked across age categories with winners crowned ‘Ultimate Hero’ and rewarded with once-in-a-lifetime experiences during tournament in DecemberRead more
After two weeks of intense competition, Creative Transactions emerged winners by edging out Al Sa’ada 1-0 in the Tasheel Ramadan sevens football tournament at the Soccer City of Abu Dhabi Cricket on Wednesday.Read more
The new cycle track at the Al Hudayriat Island was in the spotlight again for the second time in three days when Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) staged a cycling event to mark the United Nation’s World Bicycle Day.Read more
The Al Hudayriat Island Community cycle race was an overwhelming success with 269 cyclists in the men, women, youth and children joining the challenge on Friday.Read more
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council’s (ADSC) Community races city’s newest beachfront city at the Al Hudayriat Island drew more than 400 runners in all age groups and levels on Friday.Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Bateen Palace today the national Jiu-Jitsu team members who secured top positions at the 10th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018.Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received the chairman and members of the UAE Disabled Sports Federation, accompanied by the Para-Shooting team players who capped four medals for the country during the recent world shooting championship in S. Korea along with the Muay Thai and Kickboxing team.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in association with Emirates Diplomatic Academy presented a seminar on “Diplomacy in Sports” to the youth of the country on Monday.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, on Sunday, 27 May 2018 opened the Hudayriat Island Recreational Beach.
The UAE national Muay Thai team made an immediate impact on the global audience when they won a gold, silver and bronze in their first appearance at the World Championship in Cancun, Mexico.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Al Jazira Sports Club, issued a resolution restructuring the board of Al Jazira Football Sports Company under the chairmanship of Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, on Tuesday 22 May 2018 attended the opening of the 22nd Armed Forces Officers Club Ramadan Sports Championship, running this year under the name 'Zayed Sports Tournament'.Read more
Team Wellington of New Zealand become the third team so far to confirm their place at the UAE FIFA CWC 2018.Read more
An Olympic size swimming pool at a cost of Dh61million will be ready in November as one of the venues for the Special Olympic World Games Abu Dhabi on March 2019.Read more
An Abu Dhabi delegation to Tokyo, headed by Abu Dhabi Investment Office of the Department of Economic Development (DED), held a coordination meeting today in Tokyo. The delegation conducted a series of bilateral meetings between the participating bodies with Japanese investors and businessmen in order to familiarise them with the best investment opportunities that the government of Abu Dhabi provides in several economic sectors.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADSC, has congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Chairman of Al Ain FC, and H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, First Deputy Chairman of Al Ain FC, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, Second Deputy of Al Ain FC, on winning the coveted UAE President's Cup 2018.Read more
Footballing legend Zuhair Bakheet will play a central role as the focus of the Asian football community shifts its attention to the Armani Hotel Ballroom at the UAE’s iconic Burj Khalifa on Friday for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Final Draw.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, attended on Saturday, April 28, 2018 the closing ceremony of the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.Read more
Erwin Sedanir and Van Hatum emerged winners of the 90-kilometre cycle races for men and women at the Al Wathba track organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) at the weekend.Read more
Mexico’s Liga MX champions C.D. Guadalajara are the first continental champions to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 following a dramatic 4-2 penalty shoot-out win against fellow North and Central American and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) Champions League finalists, Toronto FC.Read more
The UAE’s sports federation will implement The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s decree last November to permit players born to Emirati women married to foreigners and expatriates to join local clubs and represent the national teams in various sports.Read more
As part of an initiative by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, attended a ceremony that honoured the UAE's sporting achievements in 2017, which was held Monday-23 April 2018 at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has attended part of the final round of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018, which drew local and international players from different parts of the world at Mubadala Arena, Zayed Sports City, here.Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday received at Qasr Al Bahr a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADSC, as well as delegations representing the organising committees of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, Abu Dhabi Tour and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.Read more
Al Shamkha retained the Mubadala Community Football League for a second time in as many years after edging out Al Wathba in a penalty shootout after 2-2 deadlock in regulation time.Read more
The Saafan Stables celebrated a double on the opening meeting of The President of the UAE Cup for Purebred Arabians in Cairo racecourse on Saturday.Read more
The seeding for the eagerly-anticipated draw for the most prestigious competition on the Continent, the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, which will take place on May 4, 2018, 7:30pm (UAE time), in Dubai has now been confirmed following Thursday's release of the latest FIFA World Ranking.Read more
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) will stage the popular cycling and running events in Al Ain at the weekend.Read more
The President’s Cup World Series for Purebred Arabian racing celebrates the silver jubilee year with 10 races planned across 10 countries with the opening race in Egypt on April 14.Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received, at the Qasr Al Bahr Majlis, the UAE team of people of determination, who participated in the 9th Special Olympics Regional Games, as well as its administrative and technical bodies, the organising committee of the Games, which was hosted recently by Abu Dhabi, and the UAE Special Olympics Board of Directors.Read more
Trainers and instructors at Spas and private sports academies now require a licence to practice their profession in the UAE, according to a workshop by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in association with the Reps Emirates Sports Facilities Management.Read more
The fifth edition of the junior football festival for ages 7 and 8 concluded on successful note with the participation of 244 players at the Baniyas Academy over the weekend.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, congratulated on Wednesday the Sports Section of the Al Ittihad Newspaper on winning the Arab Journalism Award for the 6th times.Read more
Abu Dhabi Storms got their campaign in the inaugural Arab Clubs Championships off to a winning start.Read more
217 male and female cyclists from different categories and nationalities competed in Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) community cycle race at Yas Island on Saturday, 31 March 2018 to see ith Naser Al Maamari from UAE winning the title for the 52.8 km category.Read more
ALPHAND SHINES, PROKOP RETAINS CARS LEAD, SUNDERLAND RISES IN ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE POWERED BY NISSAN
The UAE's defending champion Khaled Al Qassimi suffered a major setback in his Abu Dhabi Racing Team 3008 DKR, losing 30 minutes because of a broken drive shaft.Read more
The Abu Dhabi community schools program entered the fourth week over the weekend with the project targeting after-school-hour sporting activities and games for pupils.Read more
Al Ain maintained their hold of The President Cup title for a second year in as many times after they came up tops again by winning 21 of the 45 gold medals that were on offer in the fifth and final leg of the competition at the Mubadala Arena over the weekend.Read more
Abu Dhabi will host the Leaders World Sport Business Summit for three years from 2019 to 2021 following an agreement between the Leaders and Abu Dhabi Sports Council on Wednesday, 21 March 2018.Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received at Qasr Al Bahar, representatives of the Organising Committee of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, accompanied by Timothy Shriver, Special Olympics Chairman, and Ayman Abdel Wahab, Regional President of Special Olympics in the MENA Region.Read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the 9th Special Olympics Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Games kicked off in Abu Dhabi.Read more
The Abu Dhabi and Dubai Tours have been merged as the UAE Tour and will run over seven stages from next year following a Memorandum of Understanding between the Abu Dhabi and Dubai Sports Councils.Read more
The Ivory Coast delegation for the Special Olympics IX MENA Games were accorded to the host cities programme tour of Al Ain by the local organising committee on Monday.Read more
The UAE unveiled their biggest squad for the Special Olympics IX MENA Games from March 14 to 23.Read more
The UAE women's national hockey team returned with the silver medal from the Challenge Cup of Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Read more
A walkathon led by HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), and a wide range of sporting activities highlighted the National Sports Day in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, March 7.Read more
The National Sports Day, an initiative of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be celebrated with a full-day programme drawn up by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council on Wednesday, March 8.Read more
The technical staff from the clubs in Abu Dhabi Clubs were provided with the opportunity of attending a workshop titled “Goalkeeper” from the La Liga organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC).Read more
Two thousand age group triathletes flocked to Yas Island today for the annual ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2018. The race, now in its fourth year, saw men and women from 86 countries take part in the Sprint, Olympic and Middle distances, as well as a dedicated para-triathlete wave – a first for ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi. Thousands of spectators descended on Yas Island to support family and friends that took the plunge at one of the most exciting triathlons in the region.Read more
Department of Education and Knowledge sign MoU with Abu Dhabi Sports Council to support community school projects.
The Department of Education and Knowledge signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), a partnership in which the two organisations will work together in developing community school projects.
The 2018 ITU World Triathlon Season has officially begun as the world’s top ranked triathletes gathered in Abu Dhabi, the sports capital of the Middle East, for the season opener. South African, Henri Schoeman claimed the first honours of the season as he claimed victory in the elite men’s category sprint distance, whilst Dutch triathlete Rachel Klamer picked up the first women’s medal in an action-packed day on the iconic Yas Island.Read more
ABU DHABI WELCOMES THE WORLD AS TRIATHLETES DESCEND ON CAPITAL FOR ITU WORLD TRIATHLON ABU DHABI 2018
Participants from 51 countries will descend on Abu Dhabi this weekend for the fourth annual ITU World Triathlon Series Abu Dhabi presented by Daman’s ActiveLife – the opening race and pinnacle of the World Triathlon Series calendar.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) welcomed on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, a visiting delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE).Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council congratulated the leaders of the UAE on the big successes of Abu Dhabi Tour 2018.
The Australian champion for Individual Time Trial Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) won Stage 4 of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour, Al Maryah Island Individual Time Trial (12.6km), and took the lead in the General Classification. On the podium he was rewarded with the race leader's Red Jersey, sponsored by Al Maryah Island.Read more
The Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) has won the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour, winning on the top of Jebel Hafeet after a 199km hard fought Stage 5. On the podium, he was rewarded with the Golden Grit, the new trophy destined to the winner of the overall race, and the final Red Jersey, sponsored by Al Maryah Island.Read more
The German rider Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb) won Stage 3 of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour, from Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi (Al Marina - 133km), in a bunch sprint. Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), fourth on the finish line, retains the lead in the General Classification. On the podium he was rewarded with the race leader's Red Jersey, sponsored by Al Maryah Island, and also the points leader's Green Jersey, sponsored by Emirates Post.Read more
Alexander Kristoff claimed his second victory for UAE Team Emirates today as he kept his momentum rolling after winning the conclusive stage of the Tour of Oman on Sunday. In the long final straight in Madinat Zayed, he outsprinted Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) who launched from far out despite the headwind. The Australian took third place and the best young rider jersey while Andrea Guardini (Bardiani CSF) – the very first stage winner of the Abu Dhabi Tour back in 2015, also in Madinat Zayed – settled for second. Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) crashed out as he was involved in a fall in the neutralized zone.
1 - Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) 189km in 4h48’24”, average speed 39.320km/h
2 - Andrea Guardini (Bardiani CSF) s.t.
3 - Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton - Scott) s.t.
1 - Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates)
2 - Andrea Guardini (Bardiani CSF) at 4"
3 - Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton - Scott) at 6"
Echelons made Stage 2 of the Abu Dhabi Tour a very competitive race with the threat of losing it all for some of the big names in contention but Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) continued his winning streak after he successfully raced at the Tour Down Under in Australia and claimed two stages and the overall classification of the Dubai Tour. Young guns Danny Van Poppel (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) rounded out the podium while Viviani succeeded to Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) in the Red Jersey.
1 - Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) 148km in 3h15’30”, average speed 45.421km/h
2 - Danny Van Poppel (Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) s.t.
3 - Pascal Ackermann (Bora - Hansgrohe) s.t.
1 - Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
2 - Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
3 - Danny Van Poppel (Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) at 4"
Mansour bin Zayed attends MoU signing between Emirates National Schools, UAE Muay Thai and Kickboxing Federation
H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, yesterday attended, at the Presidency Palace, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between the Emirates National Schools and the UAE Muay Thai and Kickboxing Federation, with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of sports and creating a sporting environment that encourages innovation and giving, as well as promoting sporting competitiveness among students.
The signing was attended by Ahmed Mohammed Al Humairi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates National Schools; Abdullah Saeed Al Niyadi, Chairman of the UAE Muay Thai and Kickboxing Federation; Dr. Abdullah Al Maghrabi, Chairman of the Schools Executive Committee, Dr. Kenneth Vedra, Director-General of the Emirates National Schools; Mohammed Khalifa Al Hameli, Deputy Director-General for Administrative Affairs, and Tarik Hazeem Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Federation, along with several officials from both sides.
The MoU, which was signed by Dr. Vedra and Al Muhairi, aims to include the sport of Muay Thai sport in the activities of the Emirates National Schools, due to its effectiveness in terms of physical and personal training, by organising weekly tournaments that will be supervised by skilled competitors and trainers. The Emirates National Schools are the first in the country to include the sport as part of their activities, which will benefit 10,500 students.Read more
The superstars of elite triathlon are just weeks away from competing in the pinnacle of the sport as the countdown to the ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) 2018 season-opener in Abu Dhabi begins. Sixty-five of the sport's leading male athletes from 25 countries, including eight of the world's top 10 ITU ranked athletes, will go head-to-head for the season’s first honours on 2 March on the iconic Yas Island.
Countdown on as FBMA International Show Jumping Cup 2018 set to attract world’s best riders to Abu Dhabi
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) announced that the 5th edition of International Show Jumping Cup, returns this year from Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 March to the Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Today’s announcement came through an official press conference organized by the FBMA at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi, (Tuesday, February 20th), where it highlighted the schedule of events for this year’s edition.Read more
The Emirates Post Group, EPG, has issued special stamps to mark the 4th edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour, which started today under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in collaboration with RCS Sports, it continues until Sunday 25th February.Read more
The 2-day Year of Zayed Paddle Tennis Championship- held at Abu Dhabi Country Club came to a successful conclusion as 58 players, divided into 4 levels, competed in the actions of the championship.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organized a workshop about the National Tolerance Programme. The workshop came within ADSC’s calendar of training courses, as this Programme aims to boost the values of tolerance and coexistence in the UAE, and to reject attitudes of discrimination and hatred.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organized on Monday, 19 February 2018 a workshop on the Prozone Football Performance Analysis Program.Read more
The host broadcaster, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, will again be offering its audience in the UAE and the whole MENA region the complete live coverage of each stage to ensure that fans don’t miss a moment – from the riders' lining up at the start of each day's stage to the finish line – with both Arabic and English commentary. In addition, special studio shows are planned for before and after each stage, with an international cycling expert providing deep analysis of each day’s racing.
An amazing start list at the Abu Dhabi Tour, the only Middle Eastern race in the UCI WorldTour calendar. 17 of 18 UCI WorldTeams accepted the invitation from the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, including riders such as the winner of last year’s Giro d’Italia; the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin; the Spanish Grand Tour winner Alejandro Valverde, the Italian climber Fabio Aru; the winner of 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour Rui Costa; the winner of last year’s Abu Dhabi Tour White Jersey for Best Young Rider, Julian Alaphilippe as the General Classification (GC) contenders. Most of the world’s best sprinters will also be at the start, with Mark Cavendish, Marcel Kittel, Elia Viviani, André Greipel, Caleb Ewan and Alexander Kristoff fighting for stage victories.Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Monday, 12 February 2018 the winners of the first National Service Jiu-Jitsu Championship and the second Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Qasr Al Bahr, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, and with the attendance of members of the organising committees, leaders and officers of the winning teams in both championships.Read more
The Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 second community cycling challenge race took place at Yas Circuit on Sunday, 11 February 2018, and was a real thrill and success.Read more
Nine of the top 10 women in triathlon will lead a pack of 50 women from 20 countries at the ITU’s World Triathlon Series (WTS) season opener on 2 March. The world-class field, set to tackle a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run on the spectacular Yas Island course, will make for one of the most competitive women’s line-ups in the history of ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi.
The visiting delegation of Yokohama Marinos Football Academy in Tokyo, Japan, concluded its cohabitation visit to Abu Dhabi.Read more
A visiting delegation from Yokohama Marinos Football Academy in Tokyo, Japan, is currently in a cohabitation visit to Abu Dhabi. This visit represents phase four of the Abu Dhabi- Japan Football Partnership Program.Read more
It's been a long wait for Michael Goulian – after nine years since his last career win which took place in Budapest in 2009. He had been flying perfectly all week and knew that it was going to take a cool head and nerves of steel to make it to the top of the podium. He did it in fine style.
The Board of Directors of the National Olympic Committee, NOC, held a meeting on Wednesday for the Olympic quadrennial (2017-2020) under the chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the NOC, in Dubai.Read more
The first leg of the 2018 Gary Player Invitational global series proved that that they not only excel in golf, but also generosity as Abu Dhabi’s third union of golf and giving has raised more than 238,733 AED for local event beneficiary, the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs.Read more
With glittering skyscrapers reflecting the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is home to one of the most dramatic skylines in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship – and the 2018 season promises thrilling action to match. Thirteen of the world’s best pilots will resume their rivalries at 370kph with forces up to 10G, joined by a new opponent boasting impeccable credentials. With a first-time World Champion leading the rankings, many teams have radically revised their raceplanes, and the opener in the Emirates will set the stage for a season of suspense.Read more
Neymar Jr’s Five, Red Bull Car Park Drift and a real-life ‘rocket man’ at 2018 season opener of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi
The inaugural stop of the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship arrives in Abu Dhabi 2-3 February – marking the eleventh time the UAE capital has hosted the first race of the year.Read more
Superstars of elite triathlon will descend on the capital this March for the ITU World Triathlon Series Abu Dhabi 2018, with race organisers confirming that some of the most highly decorated athletes in the sport will compete between 2-3 March on Yas Island.
In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the UAE Sports Federations on Thursday announced their full support for the upcoming Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 and World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, honoured the winners of the President's Falconry Cup Competition at Abu Dhabi Falconers’ Club at the concluding event on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
The fifth 12-day heritage event was organized by Abu Dhabi Falconers’ Club with the aim of preserving the achievements of the past, supporting the UAE's heritage and ancestral sports in line with its mission and values.
The competition attracted 1931 falcons and more than 275 falconers participating in 75 rounds of the best and fastest falcons in the world for cash prizes of AED25 million and 60 luxury cars.
Organsiations supporting and sponsoring the event were also honoredRead more
From 21st to 25th February 2018, the Middle East’s only World Tour race will change its formula from its previous four stages to five, with an additional stage and a new individual time trial the day before the Grand Finale on Jebel Hafeet.
To be more important, more international and more interesting; it’s these three things that the new Abu Dhabi Tour is focused on, and the 2018 edition perfectly encapsulates the aim of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), organizer of the race in collaboration with RCS Sport under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al NahyanRead more
English golfer and titleholder, Tommy Fleetwood, scored remarkable 22- under par on the final day of the 13th edition of Abu Dhabi HSBC championship- presented by EGA, to retain his title, and to continue his fine form after winning the Race to Dubai previously.Read more
The third stage of the season 2107/18 of Abu Dhabi Sports Council juniors’ football festival- held on Friday, 19 January 2018 in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi emirate at Al Dhafra Club football school playgrounds, was a real success as more than 200 kids from the five major football clubs in Abu Dhabi took part.Read more
Team Abu Dhabi won the title of the HH the President’s Polo Cup.Read more
EMC, EGA and ADSC to donate AED 75 to charity for every birdie scored at 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA
As the official automotive sponsor of the 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, Emirates Motor Company (EMC), is looking forward to welcoming the world’s best golfers to the UAE’s capital – and, collaborating with Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) and Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) to donate thousands of dirhams to SEDRA Foundation for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.Read more
327km Ultramarathon from Fujairah Terminal to Zayed Port – The Rahma Run to support fight against cancer during the Year of Zayed
In honour of the Year of Zayed, Abu Dhabi Ports announced today its support of Rahma through an inspiring 327km ultramarathon across three major ports in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Khaled Al Suwaidi’s run will start on 3 February from Fujairah Terminal, pass through Khalifa Port and end at Zayed Port.Read more
Defending Champion Tommy Fleetwood, World No.1 Dustin Johnson, four time Major Champion Rory McIlroy, Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallists, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar and past champions Paul Casey and Martin Kaymer were joined by a host of the world’s best golfers to mark the new year in Abu Dhabi.
Ryder Cup legend and two time Masters winner José María Olazábal alongside three-time Championship winner Martin Kaymer will both take on the world’s best professionals at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club this week, January 18-21.Read more
ALL SYSTEMS GO AS ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY EGA ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED FINAL PLAYER ROSTER
The award-winning Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA has announced its final player field ahead of the action which tees off next week from 18 - 21 January, with notable additions to the world-class field including Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ernie Els, Tyrell Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, and Danny Willett.Read more
Martin Kaymer’s team of seasoned professional golfers were crowned winners of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Invitational after an enthralling day of golf at the award-winning Yas Links Golf Club.Read more
The Gary Player Invitational, the world’s leading charity golf series has confirmed its return to Abu Dhabi with a “field of champions” set to participate in the upcoming event on 29 January 2018.
HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council issued a statement congratulating HE Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi on UAE Cabinet resolution appointing him chairman of the board of directors of the UAE General Authority of Sports.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organized on Saturday, 6 January 2018, at Al Wathba Cycle Track a highly successful time trial-cycling race.Read more
WORLDWIDE SOCIAL MEDIA COMPETITION WILL SEE ONE LUCKY WINNER HIT THE COURSE WITH RORY MCILROY & DUSTIN JOHNSON
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, alongside Abu Dhabi Sports Council, is offering the incredible chance to play with golf icon Rory McIlroy and World No.1 Dustin Johnson as part of the tournament’s Pro-Am day on January 17 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.Read more
Abu Dhabi, Tuesday 2nd January 2018 – Ballon D’Or winner Luis Figo and former World No.1 golfer Martin Kaymer will captain the two sides for The 2018 Abu Dhabi Invitational at the award-winning Yas Links from January 12-13.Read more
The organizing committee of the Egyptian football super cup match- to be held on 12 January 2018 at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain City, held a meeting on 3 January 2018.Read more
The 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, taking place on 18-21 January, has been further boosted following the news that household names Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Thomas Bjørn will all be returning to the Championship fray in 2018.Read more
HE Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and Chairman of Higher Local Organizing Committee of the FIFA CWC UAE 2017, congratulated the leaders and people of the UAE on choosing the FIFA CWC UAE 2017 as the best sport event in 2017 as per Al Ittihad Arabic daily surveyRead more
HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of ADSC, lauded choosing HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan as sports personality 2017 as per AlIttihad daily Arabic survey. He said the support and directives of Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed guided and led ADSC to realize its vision to make Abu Dhabi a capital for international sport events.
Al Awani also praised choosing the FIFA CWC UAE 2017 as best sport event.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) announced that Abu Dhabi will play host to the Egyptian football super cup match for the third time running. The match will be on 12 January 2018 at Hazza bin Zayed stadium in Al Ain City.Read more
The Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 has received an official letter from FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, who congratulated the UAE leadership and people on successful hosting of the tournament.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) hosted a lengthy meeting with the organizers of the 2018 MENA Special Olympics that will be held in Abu Dhabi in the period 14 to 23 March 2018Read more
Recovering from defeat in time to refocus on a bronze medal is one of the major challenges tournaments present for ambitious teams wanting nothing but leaving with the trophy. However, both Pachuca and Al Jazira have plenty of motivation.Read more
HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and President of Al Jazira Sports Club, called the UAE football fans to support Al Jazira Team in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council indicated that hosting the FIFA Club World Cup 2017 and 2018 Â here in the UAE is just another major achievement and a new addition to UAE sports, as well as to strengthening UAE as Â international leader in the world of sports.Read more
Cycling legend and former road world champion Mark Cavendish thrilled cycling fans this morning by racing and winning the very first Abu Dhabi to Al Ain Classic.Read more
ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi presented by Daman’s ActiveLife set to host dedicated para-athlete waves as part of all-inclusive ITU season-opener on 2-3 March 2018
Organisers of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi have announced that the 2018 global triathlon season-opener and the largest triathlon in the Middle East, will feature dedicated waves for para-triathletes for the very first time. First timers and seasoned para-triathletes will also have the chance to rub shoulders and compete alongside inspirational heroes of Paralympic triathlon including; World and European Champion and Rio 2016 Paralympic Gold medallist, Andy Lewis and Mohamed Lahna, the Bronze medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.Read more
The seventh edition of the UAE National Day Shooting Championship came to a successful conclusion on Monday, 27 November 2017 , as ADNOC “ A Team” won the title for the men’s competition, with Dolphin Energy Team winning the title for the women’s category.Read more
The Organising Committee for Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup UAE 2019 today launched the vision and mission for the competition which will run between January 5 and February 1, 2019.Read more
Organisers of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2018 have partnered with National Health Insurance Company – Daman’s ActiveLife to launch a three-month programme to train 300 amateur triathletes across the UAE ahead of the competition next March.Read more
The award-winning Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, which each January launches the Desert Swing as part of the European Tour, will see defending champion and the 2017 European Tour prize money winner Tommy Fleetwood go head-to-head with World Number One, Dustin Johnson, four-time Major winner, Rory McIlroy and 2016 Open Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist, Henrik Stenson. With three of the world’s top ten, Abu Dhabi will welcome another stunning line-up of the world’s best at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, 18 - 21 January.Read more
Casablanca-Anfa Racecourse to host final leg of 24th President of UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses
The Casablanca-Anfa Racecourse will see the final leg of the 24th President of the UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses on Sunday.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organized in cooperation with the UAE Football Association, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and Al Ain Sports & Cultural Club- Al Ain City, a training course for football coaches to obtain the “C” level football-coaching license.Read more
On the occasion of the international festival of Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz for Arabian horses; Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of KSA, received in Riyadh on Tuesday, 14 November 2017, Mr. Faisal Al Rahmani, Chairman of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing “IFAHR”.Read more
As disclosed in a press conference held in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 12 November 2017, the Abu Dhabi Ice Hockey Club will organize the fourth edition of President’s Ice Hockey Cup Championship.Read more
Organisers of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, the pinnacle of world triathlon and the largest triathlon in the Middle East, have announced that the ITU season opener will return to Yas Island. The one-of-a-kind location made its first appearance at the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2017 and, will once again host triathletes from across the globe on 2-3 March 2018.Read more
On Friday 10th November from 3pm, more than 300 children aged between 5 and 13 will take part in the first ever Mini Dash, being held at Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi. This fun and challenging event will bring together teams of five from all backgrounds and abilities to complete a short distance relay race that promotes an active lifestyle and teamwork.Read more
The higher local organizing committee of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 held a meeting at Abu Dhabi Sports Council Offices on Wednesday, 8 November 2017.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said that the generous support of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, had helped in the development of the sports sector, which is important for economic and tourism development.Read more
INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LEADERS AND ICONIC ATHLETES INSPIRE FUTURE GENERATIONS AT DAY ONE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SPORTS FOR WOMEN (ICSW) 2017
Visitors from all corners of the globe witnessed insightful debate, in-depth discussion and interactive dialogue during a captivating first day of the International Conference of Sports for Women (ICSW) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on Monday.Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met today with the delegation of the International Conference of Sports for Women 2017, ICSW, at Al Bahr Palace.Read more
The first stage of ADSC Sixth Edition juniors’ football festival- held on Friday, 3 November 2017, witnessed 240 juvenile footballers from the five major football clubs in Abu Dhabi taking part.Read more
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, has announced that stadia upgrades and refurbishments for both Zayed Sports City Stadium (Abu Dhabi) and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium (Al Ain), are on track and ready to welcome the world’s best clubs and fans, from six continents between 6 – 16 December.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) marked on Thursday, 2 November 2017 the Flag Day. The UAE Flag Day celebrations come as per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in order to mark and to commemorate the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan ascendance to presidency.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, praised the generous support of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the development of sports in the country, as well as His Highness’ great role in encouraging athletes to achieve the highest positions in international competitions.Read more
HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare, accepted the initiative of Dubai 30x30 fitness challenge, and participated in very actively on Saturday, 28 October 2017.Read more
Countdown is on as professional golf tees off next Wednesday at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club from 1-4 November
There is only one week to go until the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (FBMLO) gets underway at the iconic Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi. Held for the second year under the patronage of the Mother of the Nation, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, this year’s four-day tournament will take place from next Wednesday 1st November through to Saturday 4th November.Read more
Sri Lanka was on course for victory in the second ODI against Pakistan today at Zayed Cricket Stadium.
The award-winning Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which each January launches the Desert Swing as part of the European Tour, has been renamed following a landmark presenting partnership deal with Emirates Global Aluminium. EGA is the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas and one of the world’s biggest ‘premium aluminium’ producers.Read more
Team Abu Dhabi for F2 powerboats received heroes’ welcome at Abu Dhabi airport when they came back as the teams’ driver Rashid Al Qamzi emerged as UIM F2 world champion as he delivered a very professional performance to finish fourth in Grand Prix of Portugal on the Douro River to clinch the UIM F2 World Championship title.
The Official Draw was held today (Monday) in the UAE capital and host city, Abu Dhabi. FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) unveiled who the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 contenders competing in the world's biggest club football tournament from 6 to 16 December in Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City and Al Ain's Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.Read more
HE Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, expressed his thanks and gratitude to The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President , Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces for their unwavering support to sport sectors in our country.Read more
Zayed Cricket Academy, Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious junior cricket coaching programme put its raw recruits to work this week to assist with the first Pakistan vs Sri Lanka test match at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ten boys from the academy, aged 10-14 years old volunteered as ball boys for the five day test match, which finished with an entertaining victory for Sri Lanka.Read more
Sri Lanka has won the first Test Match of the Q. Mobile Presents J Junaid Jamshed Cup 2017 test series, by a total of 21 runs today at Zayed Cricket Stadium.
The second edition of Mubadala community football leagues kicked off on Sunday, the first of October 2017.
Mubadala-which is Abu Dhabi based Investment and Development Company, has been organizing this annual football tournament at Zayed Sports City main stadium and side playgrounds.Read more
Today, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 has launched its volunteer programme to the general public. The programme will give over 1,000 volunteers, the opportunity to be part of the global football showpiece event, which will take place across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from 6 to 16 December 2017.Read more
The Executive Committee of Asia Cup UAE 2019 held a regular meeting at Dubai Sports Council Offices in Dubai to review the preparations and latest developments of the Dubai Group for this event.Read more
The new LED floodlights of Hazza bin Zayed Stadium- Al Ain City, Abu Dhabi will illuminate this iconic facility in preparation for the FIFA CWC 2017.Read more
The 7th race of the 24th President of the UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses was held on Saturday, September 23rd 2017 at Churchill Downs Racetrack in in Louisville, Kentucky, US, and was a real success as a very large number of spectators were so keen to attend.Read more
The Churchill Downs Racetrack will host the 7th race of the 24th President of the UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses on Saturday.
The Group 1 President of the UAE Cup Stakes for Purebred Arabian Horses will be contested by nine riders over 1,600 metres. The race for four-year-old fillies carries a total prize purse of US$100,000.Read more
On the margins of the seminar “Experiences from la Liga” organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in September 2017, Dr. Ramón Cugat Bertomeu, the Spanish specialist in orthopedic surgery, and doctor of Barcelona Football Club paid a visit to Healthpoint hospital in Abu Dhabi.Read more
The Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) attracted 170 ladies to take part in the second phase of the “100-Day Challenge for Women”.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) organized on 18 September 2017 a seminar on “Experiences from LaLiga”.Read more
The ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, the pinnacle of world triathlon and the season-opener for the world's fastest elite triathletes, has opened early-bird entries to the public. Amateur athletes and tiny triathletes can sign-up for the spectacle via www.AbuDhabi.Triathlon.org for their chance to race on one of the world’s most iconic triathlon courses alongside the world’s finest. The prestigious race, now entering its fourth edition, takes place from 2 to 3 March in the UAE capital.Read more
Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s Healthcare network, recently announced a strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), that designates the multi-specialty hospital as its official healthcare partner. The full-scale partnership includes a bespoke wellness program for employees and their families, to empower them with the necessary tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Read more
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is launching a nation-wide search for Youth Leaders to become the champion of their communities to actively showcase the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017. The Youth Leadership Programme will be rolled out in schools, universities and youth football academies across the UAE, and is open to students aged 13-21.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has issued a decision forming the executive office of the 4th edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour, to be held in 2018.Read more
Abu Dhabi Cricket, with the full backing of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has opened registration for the upgraded Zayed Cricket Academy’s new term – the UAE’s most prestigious junior cricket coaching programme – which will now operate a ‘Junior Academy’ for rookies aged 15 and under.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council signs agreement with International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council has signed a new partnership agreement with the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals, ICREPS, a partnership between registered bodies from nine countries, that include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Strong performance from UAE Team Emirates’ Vegard Stake Laengen as he takes ninth place in overall General Classification at Colorado Classic
The inaugural edition of the Colorado Classic wrapped up on 13th August with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing ninth in the overall General Classification.
Six UAE Team Emirates riders will feature at the inaugural Colorado Classic race from August 10 – 13, 2017. Making his race debut, Emirati rider Yousif Mirza will be joined by Italian riders Simone Petilli, Edward Ravasi and Seid Lizde - a young trainee joining UAE Team Emirates from team Colpack for the second part of the season - and Norweigian Vegard Stake Laengen.Read more
UAE Team Emirates’ riders produced a Tour de France to remember at their debut as a series of exciting stages resulted in an eleventh place finish in the overall Team standings and a top ten General Classification finish for South African, Louis Meintjes.Read more
The UAE Consulate-General in New York and the New York City Football Club hosted a street soccer festival on Saturday, July 15th, in New York City’s South Bronx neighbourhood, to promote cross-cultural understanding between the US and UAE.Read more
The delegation from Abu Dhabi Sports Council that was in a cohabitation visit to Beijing Sport University- BSU, China, came back with big benefits.Read more
Under Directives of Nahyan bin Zayed...New Structure for Heritage Falconry Competitions of Abu Dhabi Falconry Club
Under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Falconry Club will have a new structure its heritage falconry competitions for the season 17/2018.Read more
8 Emirati Marshals participated actively in Azerbaijan F1 and the FIFA Confederations Cup held recently in Azerbaijan and Russia.
The Emirati Marshals participated in Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix building on their accumulative experiences in sharing in the organizing of various F1 Grand Prix championships.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) announced- in cooperation with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), the launch of the second edition of Abu Dhabi Sports Festival (ADSF 2017).Read more
Asia Cup UAE 2019 Executive Committee Convenes Latest developments, Hosting Stadia, Matches Kick off Timings, and Operational budget discussed
The Executive Committee of Asia Cup UAE 2019 held its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The meeting has been held to review latest developments and the preparations to host this championship.Read more
A delegation from Abu Dhabi Sports Council left for China on a cohabitation visit to learn about China’s and Being Sport University experiences on preparing athletes and sportspersons to take part in different sport championships and competitions.Read more
The official Mascot of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 will be unveiled to the public by the tournament's Local Organizing Committee (LOC) on Tuesday, 27 June, in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The launch event will give fans the unique opportunity to be the first to meet the official Mascot and test their football skills at the Mobile Roadshow Experience to win fantastic prizes.Read more
The long-awaited official Mascot of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, a gazelle nicknamed 'Dhabi', made his first public appearance, since 2010, today (Tuesday) at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Experience in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) celebrated this milestone by unveiling the Mascot to over hundreds of fans including young football fanatics from Abu Dhabi's top football schools.Read more
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of UAE General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and with the attention of Shaikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of the board of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Chairwoman of Abu Dhabi Ladies Club and Chairwoman of Al Ain Ladies Club, state minister HE Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi opened Al Ain Ladies Club.Read more
The 4th FINA High Diving World Cup, Abu Dhabi (28 & 29 April 2017) came to amazing conclusion with Gary Hunt of Britain securing the men’s title for the second successive time, and Rita Adriana Jimenez of Mexico taking the women’s crown.Read more
ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi welcomes 2,500 participants from 52 countries on Yas Island this weekend
A record-breaking 2,500 athletes from 52 countries will take their marks for the third annual ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi as 92 of the world's leading elite triathletes and 2,380 age group participants race on a brand new course on Yas Island from 3 to 4 March.Read more
Thursday, February 16, 2017 will mark second edition of the UAE National Sports Day. Activities and festivities of the Day will be held under the theme “UAE Unites Us”. The Day is held in coincidence with GCC National Sports Day.Read more
Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic dazzled the fans at the diamond 75th Red Bull Air Race in the history of the World Championship, earning the first race win of his career. In second, Spain’s Juan Velarde had a first of his own, while Canada’s Pete McLeod was third.
The 2016 ITU World Champion and two-time ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi winner, Mario Mola, has thrown his hat in the ring for the World Triathlon Series season-opener on 3 and 4 March on Yas Island.Read more
Bermuda's Olympian Flora Duffy commits to the World Triathlon Series season-opener on spectacular Yas Island in March
After a stunning 2016 that saw Flora Duffy notch-up three World Championship titles, Bermuda's superstar triathlete will start her 2017 season in Abu Dhabi on 3 and 4 March, in one of the most hotly anticipated triathlons of recent years.
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) signed a partnership agreement with Advance Company.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, instructed to honor Arab champions who won accolades at Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Read more
After flying the UAE flag with pride at this summer’s Games in Rio, three of the country's favourite Olympians are ready to take on a new challenge and participate for the first time as a relay team at the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi on 3 and 4 March at the UAE capital's signature sporting venue, Yas Island. Nada Al Bedwawi, Ayesha Al Balooshi and Yousif Mirza are hoping to inspire like-minded Emiratis to follow in their footsteps and tackle the multi-discipline sport.Read more
The sixth edition of the UAE National Day Shooting Championship concluded successfully on Monday, 28 November 2016. The championship has been held to mark and to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the UAE National Day.Read more
Nahyan bin Zayed Congratulates UAE leaders and people on the successes of Abu Dhabi 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix
HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, extended his congratulations to the leaders and people of the UAE on the amazing successes of Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix 2016.Read more
The National Day Shooting Championship 2016 will conclude tonight (Monday, 28 November).Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council organized on Sunday, November 27, 2016 a seminar about the career and experiences of legendary Italian footballer “Paolo Maldini”.Read more
UAE’s capital set to join the list of world's iconic towers in hosting a Vertical Marathon – The Climb to Abu Dhabi
Defying gravity, the vertical ascent up a city tower has literally taken the world by storm. Originating in the late 70s, the sport of ‘Vertical Marathons’ (also called ‘Tower Running’) has now spread to every continent, with the Abu Dhabi debut confirmed for January 2017.Read more
Two of the world's top five triathletes, Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic bronze medallist Henri Schoeman and compatriot two-time Olympian Richard Murray, have been unveiled as the first in a series of star announcements for the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi's world-leading line-up for the 3 and 4 March event on Yas Island.Read more
A sensational 12-star showdown is set for the 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, January 19-22, with defending champion Rickie Fowler set to go head-to-head with Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Danny Willett. With four of the world’s top 10, including three of this year’s Major winners confirmed, Abu Dhabi will welcome another stunning line-up of the world’s best.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Miral form strategic partnership that will see Yas Island host four world-class sporting events
Abu Dhabi Spots Council (ADSC) and Miral Asset Management are announcing a strategic partnership set to further boost Yas Island’s, and Abu Dhabi’s, growing sporting credentials. Signed in a ceremony between ADSC and Miral, the partnership formalises Yas Island’s role as destination partner for four world-class sporting events; the highly successful 2016 Abu Dhabi Tour, which took place this past October, as well as three upcoming events : the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour, the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, and a yet-to-be announced fourth event set to take place in 2017.Read more
Team Ljubljana (SLO) won the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final after defeating Hamamatsu (JPN) (21-12) in the title game in Abu Dhabi on 27-28 October. It was for the second year in a row that the UAE capital city hosted the final with the support of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.Read more
HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council extended their congratulations to The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the golden jubilee of Abu Dhabi Government.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council praised the remarkable successes of Abu Dhabi Tour 2016.Read more
Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team) claimed a well deserved victory in the queen stage of the second Abu Dhabi Tour as Vincenzo Nibali decided to give a chance to his faithful domestique who has played a key role in many of his great successes. In a day of echelons on the way to the famous mountain Jebel Hafeet, Kangert and Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) took the opportunity to come across to lone leader Carlos Verona (Orica-BikeExchange) 6.5km before the summit. Kangert rode away solo with 3.2km to go to take over from Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) in the lead of the overall ranking on the eve of the conclusive stage.Read more
Reigning Italian champion Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek - Segafredo) won Stage 1 of the second Abu Dhabi Tour as he outsprinted John Degenkolb (Team Giant - Alpecin) and race ambassador Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data). Breakaway riders Gatis Smukulis (Astana Pro Team), Dion Smith (One Pro Cycling), Michael Matthews and Jens Keukeleire (Orica-BikeExchange) ended their adventure 7km before the finish line. Only a few days after his worthy fifth place at the World Championship road race, Nizzolo will start Stage 2, the Nation Towers stage, in Abu Dhabi wearing the Red Jersey of race leader.Read more
The police support who made the streets of Abu Dhabi safe for the 115km long Stage 2 enabled official race ambassador Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) to claim his first ever victory on the Abu Dhabi Tour. He also moved into the lead of the overall classification after he outsprinted Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team). The day’s six-man breakaway included Jens Keukeleire (Orica-BikeExchange) and Dion Smith (One Pro Cycling) who went up the road for the second straight day. They retained the black jersey of the Intermediate Sprints and the white jersey of Best Young Rider respectively after getting reeled in by the peloton with less than 1km to go. The race highlighted the iconic monuments of the United Arab Emirates.Read more
In a statement for H.E. Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, Member of the AFC Executive Committee, and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, he lauded The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council for the limitless support and attention they are paying to all sport sectors in our country.Read more
From October 7 to 23 the Abu Dhabi Tour promotional bus will be active and will stop in 13 strategic points of the city to inform, advertise and give away T-shirts with the Abu Dhabi Tour logo. Until October 19, with a different time schedule every day, the Abu Dhabi Tour promotional bus will visit strategic points, such as the Yas Mall, the Ferrari World or it will park in front of Emirates Palace or on Corniche main square. The Abu Dhabi Tour promotional bus will also travel to the race venues, such as the Madinat Zayed main road (start and finish of the first stage), to the Al Ain Zoo and Jabel Hafeet, or to the Al Wathba and Al Ain cycle paths.
The pinnacle of world triathlon, the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, will start next year’s World Triathlon Series and entries are now open to the public via www.AbuDhabi.Triathlon.org. This time the highly anticipated event will take place at the emirate’s signature sporting venue, Yas Island, on 3 and 4 March 2017 where professionals, serious amateurs and first timers will all compete on the same course as World Champions and Olympic medallists – many of whom competed in Rio.
Strata partners with Abu Dhabi Sports Council to host the 3rd Stage of Abu Dhabi Tour and Community Cycle Race in Al Ain
Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company, is partnering with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council to host the third stage of the eagerly anticipated Abu Dhabi Tour cycling event as well as a community race.Read more
The General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare and Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).Read more
The President of the UAE Cup-held on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, witnessed the presence of around 50 thousand spectators.Read more
With a superstar line-up of some of the United States' most accomplished Arabian racehorses, The President of the UAE Cup, one of the richest Arabian races of the year for the USA, returns to the home of The Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, on 24th September, 2016.Read more
Abu Dhabi will host coming Friday and Saturday- 23rd and 24th September 2016, a conference on “Sports Medicine & Nutrition”. The conference will take place at Rosewood Hotel- Al Maryah Island, in Abu Dhabi.Read more
This year’s edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour, the four-stage professional cycling race organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in collaboration with RCS Sport, will cover 555km over its four-day run from 20 to 23 October.
HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council has congratulated the leaders and people of the UAE on the new achievement for UAE sports at the Paralympic Games in Brazil.Read more
A top-class line up is ready for the G1 President of the UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby) at Doncaster on September 8th, after 11 entries were received for the 2000m Purebred Arabian showpiece.Read more
As disclosed in a press conference held in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, an important conference on sports medicine & nutrition will take place in Abu Dhabi on 16th and 17th this month.Read more
The debut of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horses Flat Racing Festival at Gold Coast- Australia was a real success.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council congratulated the UAE national football team on their outstanding performance
The second leg for the 2016 European season for UAE President Cup for purebred Arabian concluded successfully. The Duindigt racecourse in the Netherlands hosted the exciting leg on Sunday, August 28.Read more
The thrill of the 2016 European season for the UAE President Cup for purebred Arabian horses will continue today with the move to The Netherlands. Today’s race (August 28) will be held at the Duindigt racecourse, and is expected to be another exciting leg.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council praised the continuous support and care offered to all women sectors in our country by The President Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.Read more
Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) which strengthens and expands its community outreach program.Read more
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the schedule of the West Indies Tour to Pakistan 2016 which sees Abu Dhabi hosting both the T20 and One-Day International final game deciders at Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s state-of-the-art Zayed Cricket Stadium.Read more
HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, congratulated the leaders and people of the UAE on the achievement of UAE judo by winning a bronze medal in the Olympic Games of Rio 2016.Read more
The Abu Dhabi Tour – the professional cycling race run through stages across the emirate – has been included in the 2017 World Tour Calendar of the international cycling union, the Union Cycliste International (UCI). The third edition of the Abu Dhabi event now joins the World Tour which takes place 23-26 February next year.Read more
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA) and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) today signed a landmark agreement, to host the 2016 AFC Annual Awards Night ceremony at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi on December 1 this year.Read more
The Asia Cup 2019 Executive Committee held its 4th meeting. The meeting-held at ADSC premises on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, discussed and to reviewed the reports of the AFC in terms of stadia, training playgrounds and hotels to host teams and delegations of Asia Cup 2019.Read more
Al Wahda won as 6 teams qualified for the final round of the championship. The 6 teams played robin round league to see Al Wahda collecting 85 points to clinch the title scoring 4 victories (100%). UAE stars team came as runner-ups collecting 69 points, with Best Squad team in third place with 49 points.Read more
4 matches were held on day 2 of Ramadan Open Football Championship at ADNEC. The championship is part of Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 2016.Read more
A 4-week training course organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council to assist targeted football coaches to obtain football coaching (B) level license came to a successful conclusion in late May 2016.Read more
In a statement congratulating Al Jazira Sports Club on winning the football trophy of the President’s Cup, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, lauded the unlimited support offered by The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to all sport sectors in our countryRead more
H.E. Major General, Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, General Commander of Abu Dhabi Police Department and member of the Asian Football Confederation executive office, received in his office on Sunday, May 29, 2016, H.E. Chung Mong Gyu, President of South Korean Football Federation.Read more
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, issued a decision forming the organizing committee of Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 2016.Read more
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) launched- in cooperation with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), the Abu Dhabi Sports Festival.
Details of the festival were disclosed in a press conference held Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The conference attended by ADSC General Secretary, HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, and Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri , ADNEC Acting CEO.Read more
ADSC is organizing a 3-week footballing training course to obtain the “B” level license. The course is organized in cooperation with UAEFA and AFC. 20 coaches are attending the course at Al Jazira Sports Club in Abu Dhabi.
Press conference to announce the details of the 5th Asian Snooker Championship which will be held in Abu Dhabi 18-26 MayRead more
ADSC Women’s Football Coaching Training Course Concluded
16 female coaches attended the course
The course has been organized by ADSC in cooperation with UAE Football Association, FBMA & WFCRead more