Top stars to feature in Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament event

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Padel world champions in doubles Juan Martin Diaz.

Sixteen of the world’s highest ranked padel players will descend on the UAE to take part in the third edition of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament, which will feature seven different events from June 21-July 10.

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Almost 4,000 athletes will take part in this year’s tournament which includes padel, futsal, volleyball, cycling, running, with wheelchair basketball and archery added for the first time.

With close to Dh8m in prize money on offer, the tournament, held at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, is one of the most exciting sporting spectacles in the UAE this Ramadan.

Padel world champions in doubles, Spaniards Juan Martin Diaz and Juan Mieres Petruf, will be competing in Dubai for the first time and headline a stellar field of stars.

“This tournament and this venue have become very famous in the padel scene and after hearing rave reviews from our fellow players, we decided to see it for ourselves and compete in the third edition,” said Mieres Petruf. Bani Yas to host

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Series of fun and unique challenges throughout.

The most popular corporate challenge named the Daman Hercules Trophy is due to return to The Sevens Stadium on 6 February 2016, and this edition promises to be even more exciting with a series of fun and unusual challenges.

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Participants in this year’s team-building day will have the opportunity to test their skills while networking with the companies they are competing against. The competition may be fierce but fun and games are the order of the day.

Aside from participants engaging in unique high-energy labours that no other team-building day offers, the Daman Hercules Trophy also creates partnerships, and it is this aspect that sets the event apart from other corporate games.

“We are not just a team building day,” said Yves Vekemans, President and CEO of Hercules Trophy, “We are a sport and entertainment experience that results in team building within a company, and creates relationships with other teams through providing unique networking opportunities.”

The labours or activities that participants compete in are creative and unusual, and in most cases something they may not have the opportunity to do elsewhere. Attractive to people of all fitness levels, the trophy has something for everyone while also living up to the Dubai mantra of bigger is better.

The organisers are expecting a bumper year in 2016 with more than 100 teams participating and better than ever challenges in store.

The Daman Hercules Trophy challenge will once again be a family friendly event. Participants are encouraged to bring along their family and partners, with plenty of activities for all at The Sevens Stadium. Children are encouraged to help their parent’s teams earn points by participating in the Junior Hercules Trophy.

Registration is now open for teams and sponsors. To take a look at past Hercules Trophy events visit their website or their Facebook page and Twitter account.

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