HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has adopted the results of the fifth edition of the 'Sports Activity Classification System' in Dubai for the 2018-2019 season, designed and launched by the Dubai Council for the first time in 2014, as an initiative A pioneer Emirati who aims to support and develop the sports sector in Dubai, and the classification of events according to the number of stars to motivate the organizers to excellence and innovation ».
Crown Prince of Dubai:
- «Organizing sporting events is an important sector for its positive sports and economic effects».
- “Our aim is to be the highlight of all events hosted by Dubai”.
His Highness said: “The classification system gives the organizers of various sporting events the motivation to improve their activities, and translates the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve leadership and launch initiatives that advance work in all areas, and achieve higher "Quality of life and happiness of community members."
His Highness said: “We continue to work in accordance with the approach of excellence and innovation established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and we are delighted to continue our efforts to bring the sports sector to the highest degree of excellence, as it relates to the health, vitality, happiness and productivity of society.”
He congratulated the organizers of the five-star events, namely: Government Games, Dubai World Cup, Dubai Rugby Sevens, and the DP World Tour, and urged them to continue their excellence and innovation in this area. The mechanisms adopted in the system, calling on everyone to redouble efforts to achieve greater excellence.
The fifth edition included the classification of 215 activities between five and three stars, where four received five stars, and received 194 events four stars, and 17 three-star events.
This edition saw the participation of 950 thousand athletes and athletes of amateurs and professionals of different nationalities and ages, in addition to attracting 2.8 million followers from within the country and abroad.
The 405 events were divided into 85 international sporting events, 137 UAE sporting events, 161 community events, 11 sports conferences, six exhibitions and five sports awards.
His Highness added: «The organization of sporting events is an important sector to extend its positive impact on the sports and economic levels, which provides thousands of jobs in various disciplines, and contribute to the promotion of tourism, and opportunities to participate in various sectors of society in sports activities and follow-up of their stars “It gives us an incentive for young people to follow the path of these champions, and our goal is to be the hallmark of all events hosted by Dubai, including sports.”
Matar Al Tayer, Vice President of Dubai Sports Council, praised the directives of His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai to achieve the vision and objectives of the Council, through the approach of excellence and innovation and the provision of unprecedented initiatives that have a positive impact in spreading exercise, the development of sports work in clubs, Events Organizing Sector.
Al Tayer said in a press statement: “His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, represents a model of leadership and role model is a high-level athlete, and recognizes the value of sport and its impact on the movement of society, and His Highness always stresses that our work in the Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to promote national gains and to take the lead in sport, as in all areas of life. ”
Al Tayer said that «the sporting activities are classified according to six categories: environmental impact, promotional, social, sports, economic, and regulatory impact, covering all aspects of work and leave an impact and legacy on our society and our economy».
81 questions for evaluation information
Information on the evaluation of each event is obtained by answering 81 questions on various aspects of the organization, 54 of which are directed to the organizer of the event. A question for the team of specialists formed by the Dubai Council, the weight of its answer 18% of the final result.
Elements adopted in the classification of events
The system of classification of sports events is based on a set of important elements, manifested in the financial, logistical and technical aspects, as well as the extent of women's participation, and provide an opportunity for people of determination, to be part of the event, and these elements in the calculation of the final result.
On the other hand, the economic growth of efficiency is measured by figures related to the development of tourism and business growth, each of which points the outcome, the same applies to sports growth, which includes the development of technical performance, and the increase in the number of participants, while measuring the growth of effectiveness at the social level, through its role in Enhance the links between the various members of the society and raise their happiness as participants and followers.
Numbers from the event classification system
■ 215 events rated between 5 and 3 stars.
■ 4 events received five stars, 194 received 4 stars, and 3 stars for 17 events.
■ Participated in the fifth version 950 thousand athletes and athletes of amateurs and professionals.
■ Attracted 2.8 million followers from inside and outside the country.
■ Government Games.
■ Dubai World Cup.
■ Dubai Rugby Sevens.
■ DP World Golf Tour.
- The system of classification of sports events depends on financial, logistical and technical elements, besides the participation of women, and provide the opportunity for people with determination.