Dubai is ready to host preparatory camps for elite athletes. DSC gets green signal to allow spectators at 30% capacity.
Dubai , Dubai
17 November 2020, 12:00 AM
30 November 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai is preparing to host athletes and teams during the coming months as part of their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which will be held in the summer of next year, after it was postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UAE will be playing host to seven Asian football teams who are camping here as they prepare for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and the Asian Cup 2023 as well as an Israeli-American cycling expedition.
The Dubai Sports Council is in contact with a number of sports federations and National Olympic Committees of a number of countries wishing to set up training camps in Dubai for their athletes as part of their preparation programme for the next Olympics, and the Council will provide all the necessary facilities for the camps, including entry visas and training in advanced sports facilities in Dubai.
The Executive Council of Dubai and the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, meanwhile, has given the green signal to Dubai Sports Council for the return of spectators to sport events at a maximum of 30 per cent of capacity.
European countries are at the forefront of the list of those wishing to set up training camps for their athletes in Dubai to benefit from the ease of travel and mobility, and a safe and open atmosphere for all areas of life in accordance with precautionary measures and safety protocols.