The efforts of the Dubai Sports Council and its protocols for various sports has resulted in the Council obtaining the approval of the The Executive Council of Dubai and the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai for the return of spectators to sport events at a maximum of 30% of capacity.
The past week, spectators were allowed into a number of events, including boxing, golf, cricket, basketball, polo, the Red Bull Car Park Drift, and body building.
Work is underway to prepare for the return of spectators in the upcoming sports tournaments organised by Dubai Sports Council or overseeing their organisation. The Council is in contact with organisers and sports federations and discussing the possibility of the return of fans to matches of all the sports that are held in the stadiums and halls of Dubai.
Dubai is also preparing to host more athletes and teams during the coming period as part of their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which will be held in the summer of next year, after it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, and the Council will provide all the necessary facilities for the camps, including entry visas and training in advanced sports facilities in Dubai.
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, in addition to the availability of modern and integrated sports facilities.