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Dubai Sevens Set to Be Held in December 2021

Emirates Dubai Sevens 2021 edition is set to be held on 2-4th December.

The tournament will celebrate its 51st anniversary as the world of rugby returns to the desert following the cancellation of the 2020 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video highlight of Dubai Sevens 2019

The annual festival of the sport will see more participants than ever before with the addition of a cricket tournament on the world-class ovals of The Sevens Stadium. Cricket 7s will take its place alongside Netball & Rugby as mass-participation for local, regional and international competition.

“It’s with huge excitement that we have the opportunity to announce our 2021 date. We understand from teams and players across the world how excited they are to return to the desert this coming December”

Thomas Burwell – Tournament Director

Asia Rugby President, Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai said “we are pleased to see the planning for the return of the Emirates Dubai Sevens and stand in solidarity with all stakeholders to make this an unforgettable event that will be hosted by Emirates in conjunction with the United Arab Emirates Rugby Federation.

“We look forward to the participation from Asian Nations at this top-class global sevens event. As a new leader for the Asian Region, I look forward to seeing an increase in Asian participation in this event.”

Asia Rugby President, Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai
The Emirates Dubai Sevens will feature over 350 teams across the three sports in 2021 with more than 50% of participating teams and players coming from outside the Gulf Region.

On the other hand, the organizing team has announced several new events and programs that will take place across the winter including the Dubai 7s schools’ legacy program, The Dubai Sevens Development program and the launch of cutting-edge content including the ‘The Face of Dubai 7s’ and the ‘Tales from the Sand’ Podcast.

In addition, the famous Emirates Rugby Long Lunch will also return in 2021. It is stated to take place on November 4th, 2021 at the Conrad Hotel.

The tournament will also be expanding the Youth divisions in Rugby, Netball & Cricket which will see a series of tournaments and competitions running throughout October & November across multiple age-groups for clubs and schools with the finals of each tournament taking place under lights live on one of the show fields at the Dubai Sevens in December.

Follow the @Dubai7s Instagram & Twitter channels for the most up to date information about 2021 or visit the website on 

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