DAMAC Properties to Hold First Ever Ramadan Sports Festival at AKOYA
- Set to begin on 18 April, the three-week long sports event will have various sports competitions, including a duathlon, a Running Challenge, football& basketball matchesand a mini-Olympics for children
- All events will be held at night at the AKOYA Community with some games taking place in DAMAC Hills
Dubai, UAE — 11 April 2021: Supporting the spirit of togetherness and community that Ramadan represents, DAMAC Properties is set to host its first-ever Ramadan Sports Festival, from 18 April – 7 May 2021 at its AKOYA community.
The three-week long festival will feature various sports competitions, including aduathlon and marathon in coordination with Hopasports, as well as a football and basketball tournament organised by Champs UAE, headed by Lebanese basketball star Fadi El Khatib. Additionally, there will be amini-Olympics organised for children.
All games and races will be conducted in line with government-mandated health and safety protocols. The majority of the sporting activities will take place in the serene AKOYA community, with some games being held at DAMAC Hills. The competitions are scheduled to be held at 9 PM every day and areopen to the general public. Winners and runner ups will receive cash prizes and trophies.
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Ali Sajwani, General Manager at DAMAC said: “On the heels of our successful cyclethon event held in March at AKOYA, we decided to keep the momentum and positive energy going by holding a Ramadan Sports Festival. As a company, DAMAC has always stressed the importance of health and fitness for our employees and going forward we would like to facilitate events for the health and fitness of the greater public.”
Below are the details for cash prizes:
- · For the football and basketball games, winning teams will receive a cash prize of AED 15,000. Best individual players for both sports will receive AED 3,000.
DAMAC recently held its first-ever cyclethon event, the Tour De DAMAC, at the AKOYA community, in which close to 500 cycling professionals participated. In the event, Vladimir Gusev and Kim De Baat won the 60km race for adults in themen and women’s category, while Ali Jassim and Safiya Al Sayegh wonin the Emirati men and women category.
DAMAC has also been a regular participant of the Dubai Fitness Challenge. Last year, thecompany safely and successfully held a series of sports activities and health and fitnessawareness sessions for its staff in the month of November.
“As our AKOYA community is fast developing and maturing, we are excited to be able to host sporting events there to showcase all the facilities and amenities that the community has to offer,” Sajwani added.
AKOYA is DAMAC’s latest and greatest master development, packed with amenities and green outdoor spaces. The 55 million square foot community, 1.5 times the size of Central Park in Manhattan, consists of luxury villas and low-rise properties. The community already has a state-of-the-art dog park and is in the process of building an outdoor cinema, a rock-climbing wall, a butterfly garden and a petting zoo.
Residents at the DAMAC Hills community also enjoy a range of amenities and facilities for sports and entertainment, including all types of sports fields and courts, a petting zoo, a skate park, horse stables, an ice-skating rink and the UAE’s only community wave pool — Malibu Bay.
“At DAMAC, we have really changed the public perception about what it means to live in a community. Our idea is that we provide our residents with everything they possibly need, whether it be sports, entertainment, retail, health or educational needs. DAMAC communities offer residents everything just on their doorsteps and we would like to invite the public to come have some fun with us this month and see first-hand what community living means to us,” Sajwani said.
DAMAC Properties has been at the forefront of the Middle East’s luxury real estate market since 2002, delivering award-winning residential, commercial and leisure properties across the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, The Maldives, Canada, as well as the United Kingdom.
Since then, the company has delivered approximately 32,000 homes. Joining forces with some of the world’s most eminent fashion and lifestyle brands, DAMAC has brought new and exciting living concepts to the market in collaborations that include a golf course by The Trump Organization, and luxury homes in association with Versace, Just Cavalli, Rotana, Paramount Hotels & Resorts, Rotana and Radisson Hotel Group. With a consistent vision, and strong momentum, DAMAC Properties is building the next generation of Middle Eastern luxury living.
DAMAC places a great emphasis on philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. As such, the Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation, a joint initiative between DAMAC Group and its Chairman, Hussain Sajwani, is supporting the One Million Arab Coders Initiative. The programme was launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and is focused on creating an empowered society through learning and skills development.
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