Erth Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital's treasured destination of Emirati hospitality, is delighted to announce the Zayed Sports Tournament, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has returned to the UAE capital.
The first hosting of the iconic community event since 2019, the Zayed Sports Tournament 2023 invites the UAE's finest sporting talents and teams to showcase their skills and compete for an incredible AED 184,000 in prize money. Spanning gripping competitions in football, boxing, padel tennis, shooting and swimming, families and friends are also encouraged to come along, soak up the electric atmosphere, and cheer the athletes on from the sidelines.
Guaranteed to be an incredible display of speed, strength and agility, and offering competitions for men, women, children and those of all ages, the much-anticipated tournament will take place across the state-of-the-art sports facilities at Etizan Fitness.
Founded 26 years ago in tribute to the Founding Father of the UAE, the annual Zayed Sports Tournament honours Sheikh Zayed's passion for sport, and the kind, generous and community-orientated spirit of Ramadan.
Over the last quarter of a century, the momentous initiative has become an extraordinary platform for the UAE's thriving sporting community. Since its formation in 1997, it has inspired over 40,000 athletes and 590 teams, welcomed more than 68,000 spectators, and awarded a staggering AED 28 million in prize money.
Organised by Erth Abu Dhabi, there is still time for any interested teams and athletes to sign up and take part in one of the five sports categories taking place each day, post-Iftar.
Providing an unmissable chance to be part of the UAE's sporting legacy, registrations are available for as little as AED 50 per person for swimming, AED 250 per person for padel, AED 500 per person for shooting, AED 600 per team for junior football, and AED 1,000 per team for men's and women's football. Those willing to register for boxing categories can do that through the UAE Boxing Federation.
The astounding prizes on offer include AED 24,000 for the top men's and women's football team, AED 10,000 for first place in shooting and AED 5,000 for first place in padel, AED 5,000 for first place in men's boxing, and AED 2,500 for first place in youth boxing.
The Sheikh Zayed Tournament 2023 will take place from March 25 to April 8.
- Junior football matches: March 25
- Women's football: March 27 to 29
- Padel: March 27 to March 31
- Boxing: March 31 and April 1,
- Swimming: April 1,
- Shooting: April 1, 4 and 8
- Men's football: April 2 to 8.
To register for the Sheikh Zayed Tournament or find out more, please visit website.
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