Dubai has strengthened its position at the forefront of cities that support and sponsor snow sports in the region, by increasing the number of sports academies that operate and provide their services to snow sports enthusiasts in the Emirate of Dubai, which reached 6 academies under the supervision of specialized international trainers.
Dubai is at the forefront of the world cities in the presence of closed facilities dedicated to practicing ice sports, whether the halls with ice floors, or the skiing slopes on the snow in Ski Dubai, which hosts many local and international championships.
The Dubai Sports Council’s annual agenda for snow sports programs and events includes 13 annual events that are held in Ski Dubai in accordance with precautionary measures and preventive measures, most notably the Emirates Ski Championship, the UAE Ski and Freestyle Championship, the Asian Snow Board Championship for People of Determination, and the Cup Championship. The Snowboarding World for People of Determination, the World Downhill Skiing competitions for the People of Determination, the Asian Downhill Skiing Cup, the Snow Run race, and the Snow Challenge.
for the first time
The agenda of the Dubai Sports Council also includes three new snow events to be held for the first time in the region: Yoga on Snow, the Snow Volleyball Championship organized by Dubai for the first time in Asia and the Middle East, and the Snow Bike Race.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary-General, Austrian global ski trainer Martin Dolezal, received the meeting at the Dubai Sports Council headquarters in the Dubai Design District. The meeting was also attended by Ali Omar Al Balushi, Director of the Sports Development Department in the Council, and Muhammad Al Atari, Deputy Head of global snow operations and projects at Majid Al Futtaim, and Ibrahim Khadem, director of the Emirates Skateboarding Academy.
The Dubai Sports Council will continue to support the spread of snow sports and provide ways for growth and development, based on its keenness on sports diversity, which gives all residents on the state’s land an opportunity to practice their sports because sport is the most important means to achieve happiness and strengthen relations between all members of society, and ice sports is one of the main sports on the agenda The Council, as the Council is keen to cooperate with various bodies to organize more of these events for various nationalities, as well as for people of determination, in addition to efforts to spread them among the people of the homeland.
Dubai is the city of snow sports
The emirate of Dubai is an international destination in snow sports in terms of hosting and organizing international snow sports events. It previously organized a snow sports week, which included many championships and hundreds of fans of this type of sports participated in it. Ski Dubai also hosts many international teams and camps that come specially To Dubai to take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities, and among the most prominent international Olympic teams that came to Dubai were the British, Russian, Ukrainian and Czech teams.
Dubai hosts 6 snow sports training academies with more than 700 participants training in snowboarding, snowboarding, freestyle skiing, and alpine slalom skiing, and Dubai hosts many community events that are held on the snow.
Global coach Martin Dolezal praised the advanced facilities in Dubai dedicated to winter sports, and praised the multiple and unique championships that are held in Dubai on snow, most notably the snow jogging race that is held in summer time and gives participants a unique opportunity to run in a temperature of up to 4 degrees below Zero, when the weather outside is very hot.
Dolezal has established the “Snow Sport” Academy in Dubai since last April in cooperation with Ski Dubai and the Emirates Skiers Academy for skiing training. This academy provides an opportunity for snow sports enthusiasts of different nationalities and ages to practice their hobbies and acquire more skills in these new sports, which are an addition. A mission for the many diverse sporting events and institutions in the emirate of Dubai.