Emirates News Agency – National Day of Sports sends ‘positive messages’ at world’s largest cultural gathering


DUBAI, 2nd March, 2022 (WAM) — Today, under the theme “UAE Unites Us”, is launching its 7th National Sports Day events with the participation of all segments of society.

The National Sports Day is held in response to the call of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to designate a sports day where all sports, physical and heritage are practiced. H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the National Sports Day Initiative, called on all segments of society, institutions and organizations to organize and implement various events. The concepts of friendship, cooperation and fraternity, which are the basic principles of the Olympic movement.

The march was marked by the participation of many public and sports figures. Dubai Police Band will parade at all pavilions on the designated route. It is a clear message that sport brings together all age groups and all nationalities to paint a bright picture of the greatest cultural gathering in the world. It makes it possible to organize the National Sports Day in a special atmosphere of joy, happiness and joy.

The walking event ends at the Sports, Fitness and Wellness Center, which will host 33 different sports activities such as football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, yoga for women and cycling, as well as various physical activities.

In addition to these events, fencing, taekwondo, karate and bodybuilding sports demonstrations will be held to diversify the activities and present a unique version of the National Sports Day.

Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qassimi, Executive Team Leader of the National Sports Day Initiative, discussed the various preparations at the final meeting of the Executive Working Group for the National Sports Day Initiative in the presence of Azza bint Suleiman, Deputy Secretary General for Administrative and Financial Affairs. National Olympic Committee and study team members.

Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Deputy Chairman of the National Olympic Committee and Head of the Executive Bureau, said that National Sports Day invites all members of society to engage in sports and integrate it into their lifestyles. its enormous role in maintaining physical and mental health. Al Falasi explained that this measure reflects the leaders’ will to ensure the health and safety of the community while providing an environment conducive to the practice of different types of sports.

“Today we are witnessing the seventh edition of this initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler and Deputy Prime Minister of Dubai, to promote the implementation of various sports and heritage activities with special flavor: its role as a cultural convergence space that guarantees broad participation from different nationalities. It is taking place within the framework of Expo 2020 Dubai, which reinforces ‘Sports,'” said Mr. Al Falasi.

“To hold the main event at Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity to demonstrate the harmony between different cultures from all countries of the world and to enjoy the diverse environment that Expo 2020 Dubai nurtures. The version of the main Olympic principles and values ​​​​such as cooperation, peace, love and brotherhood National Olympic Committee and the General Authority working teams des Sports will cooperate to facilitate the participants’ task by providing all kinds of support.

“Under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the National Sports Day Initiative, everyone is invited to make this event a success by initiating and designing activities. Events tailored to each category,” said Dr. Al Falasi as a result.

Translated by Gihane Fawzi.