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New Dubai 7s Tournament For 2020

Following the announcement last month that the HSBC World Sevens Series would not be taking place in Dubai in 2020 due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 pandemic and the effect on global team logistics, the tournament is now in a position to confirm its proposed plans for December this year with a scaled down Emirates Airline Dubai 7s.

The tournament has taken place for the past 50 years and has been built on the participation of local, regional and international invitational teams across the sports and the 2020 tournament will be a celebration of that.

It is proposed that the Emirates Airline Dubai 7s will take place on December 4th-5th 2020 and will feature all of the Gulf divisions of participation in Rugby.

The Emirates Airline Dubai 7s in 2020 will continue to still include much of what has made it a firm favorite for all that have visited or participated over the years.

Tournament Director, Tom Burwell said:

“We are disappointed that the HSBC World Sevens Series is unable to take place in Dubai in 2020 but this is also an opportunity to deliver something unique for players & local fans at the end of what has been a very tough year.”

“Pitch Two will become the main field and will have a unique feel to it. Tournament goers will still enjoy marquee experiences including the Heineken Tavern, experiential cocktail bars, fantastic family fun and of course some brilliant local sport. Our intention is to build an experience that truly encapsulates 51 years of the Dubai 7s”.

“We are going to celebrate all levels of participation. crowds will be wowed by the skills of the teams from across the region set to backdrop that will still inspire memories from years past and set a tone for the future as we look forward to 2021”

The organisers are unable to confirm the tournament until required approvals and sanctions are given by the relevant government stakeholders and governing bodies. Full confirmation of this year’s event will be announced by October 15th, 2020. Tickets for attendance will not go live until the event has been approved and confirmed.

The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

Established in 1970 and organised annually by Emirates Airline, the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is one the world’s leading international sevens event. Every year the tournament welcomes to The Sevens Stadium over 300 rugby & netball teams. Since 1999, the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens has been a part of World Rugby’s HSBC Sevens Series. The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is the only tournament globally that has featured on every year of both the Men & Women’s World Series.

What are your thoughts on the new Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament? Would would you enter a team? Let us know in the comments below:

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  1. Samantha
    Samantha says:

    I just saw the proposed price of entering a team for the Vets and I feel completely sickened by how expensive it is..
    There are no international games to watch, no international band or concert…Honestly it’s really just a Tournament..
    In times like these right now, most people are on half pay still, and they believe prices like that can be justified…

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