What’s On has details of a new netball tournament at the 2015 Dubai Rugby Sevens event at the Sevens Stadium from December 3 to 5.

Get ready for some serious sporting action on and off the rugby pitch for this year’s Dubai Rugby Sevens installment with the announcement of a new netball twist.

For the first time ever, The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens will also feature an netball tournament inviting teams from the UAE and beyond to take part in this popular women’s Commonwealth sport.

The three-day annual sporting extravaganza, being held this year from December 3 to 5, is now in its 46th year and draws the world’s best players competing for honours in the Men’s and Women’s Sevens World Series, as well as over three thousand players in 250 teams in the Invitation Tournament.


As well as the rugby on offer, sports fans will now also get to see 16 teams playing for the inaugural netball trophy.

“The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is not just about the rugby, although of course that is the centrepiece of this iconic event, ” said Gary Chapman, president group services and dnata, Emirates Group.

“This event is significant in that it showcases Dubai, and brings the city together like no other event on the sporting calendar. The addition of the netball tournament will increase the appeal and reach of the event even further.

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“We are pleased to announce the inclusion of an invitation netball tournament which we believe is an important step in providing even more opportunities for involvement in this event.”

Applications for teams to enter the netball tournament will be announced soon at dubairugby7s.com