Start your day in a healthy way by joining the Wellman Walk for Health in Dubai next weekend, with registration still open.
On Friday, May 12 from 06:30, hundreds will flock to the Mamzar Beach tracks and you can play your part in making it a success ahead of Thursday’s deadline.
Open to all ages and abilities, you will walk a total distance of 3km as organisers Team Sports UAE aim to send out a message on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
“This is the first Wellman Walk for Health organised in Dubai and the aim of it is pretty simple; we want to create the awareness of how priceless health is to people’s lives,” said Meher Un Nissa, events director of Team Sports UAE.
“The UAE organises many aquathlon, triathlon and running events throughout the year and there are a lot of fitness clubs. “But there are also people who are suffering from diabetes and heart problems and we wanted to have something that is just a walk because it’s something that everyone does on a daily basis. No equipment is required and it’s something that people of all ages and abilities can do.”
Upon completion of the 3km course, participants can also have a free BMI check up, while the fun doesn’t stop there with plenty of entertainment in the race village.
“This is more than just walk. Not only is it about raising awareness, but we hope that people who do take part will be even more encouraged to take up more sports,” said Un Nissa.
“The walk is not timed and it’s a great opportunity to start the day on a healthy note with your friends and family in a fantastic place at Mamzar Beach in Dubai.”
Entry for the walk, which is under the supervision of Dubai Sports Council, costs Dh50 per person, which includes a medal for all finishers and refreshments. There will also be a chance to win some prizes in the raffle draw.
“As the Walk for Heath falls on a Friday, we want as many people to sign up and show their support and it will be an enjoyable way to start the weekend,” said Un Nissa.
She added: “The other events that we have held have been well received and we hope there will be another big turn-out on Friday morning.”
Next Saturday is the final chance of the season for teams to battle it out to become champions of the Sportsmania football tournament and claim Dh1,500 prize money.
Their 5-a-side competition returns May 13 from 17:00 in JLT, Dubai and while entry numbers have been positive, there’s still time to sign up ahead of Thursday’s deadline.
Since opening in 2015, Sportsmania have held many successful tournaments and next week’s looks to be another big hit. “Football is always a wellfollowed sport and our previous editions have been really popular,” said Fouad Ghandour, general manager of Sportsmania.
“We usually hold one per month and our last one in April attracted 25 teams which was very encouraging. “We hope that given it’s the final tournament of the season, that there will be even more teams competing and be part of an exciting event at Sportsmania.”
Open to male and females, players must be 15 and over. Teams will be guaranteed at least four matches with a league and knockout format, while each game will be overseen by a qualified referee.
There is no limit of members in a squad although a maximum of five players can be on the field during match play. With a few days to go until deadline, Ghandour insists there are plenty of reasons for people to sign up.
“The weather is getting hot out there and before the summer kicks in, it’s a great way to end the football season in style,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends.
The matches will be fun and competitive and as well as wanting many teams to enter, we also want them to bring their friends and family to show their support, which will only add to the atmosphere of the tournament.”
Entry costs Dh399 per team and as well as medals and trophies, the overall champions will also be richer by Dh1,500.
“There’s plenty to play for in the tournament but winning isn’t everything, participation is”, finished Ghandour. “Whatever your ability, you can compete and we hope to see many newcomers sign up and see for themselves why the tournament is so highly rated. There is passion and respect among the teams and it’s a tournament any side can win.”
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The next time your company has a board meeting or a team-building exercise, consider the sporting outdoors rather than the congested four walls of your office, or a hotel.
Dubai Sports City is now offering individual, team and corporate packages across a variety of their world-class facilities.
These packages are available across a wide range of facilities including the award-winning Els Club, ICC Academy, Football Academy and the Dubai Sports City Sports Village.
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One person who knows all about being a part of a successful team is former Real Madrid player and Director of DSC’s Spanish Soccer School, Michel Salgado.
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It’s not only what you do on the field or in the office that’s important, but it’s all about what you do to prepare your team-members outside of that.
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An overall experience can be had through the five-hour long Sports Village Day package, which, apart from food & beverages, includes a variety of activities such as cricket at the ICC Academy, golf at The Els Club or the athletics track, basketball courts or tennis courts, all supported by DSC’s team of experts.
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