Emirates Airlines celebrated the 50th anniversary of the start of the Dubai Rugby Sevens in a distinctive way, as the championship fans surprised one of its Airbus A380s, twice at a low altitude, at the Sevens Stadium.
The Emirates A380 took off from Dubai International Airport at 2:25 pm on Friday, and headed towards the Rugby Stadium, where it crossed its airspace for the first time at low altitude and at a slow speed, then turned and crossed again, which impressed the spectators. The Emirates A380 was piloted by Captain Abbas Shaaban and his assistant, the first officer Muhammad Ahmed, who are both citizens of the United Arab Emirates.
The Emirates Aircraft on both sides of its exterior carries a special poster to mark the 50th anniversary of the Dubai Rugby Sevens, which has become a major sporting and social event on Dubai's annual agenda. In 1987, Emirates Airlines started sponsoring this championship, which since 1999 has become one of the series of the World Rugby Sevens World Series, and it has been dubbed the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.
The tournament attracts more than 100,000 spectators over its three days, during which more than 900 games are played in rugby and netball, and international singer Kylie Minogue will salute the tournament's closing ceremony this evening.
Since its association with Rugby in 1987, Emirates Airlines has played a major role in promoting the spread of this sport in the Emirates, by working with partners such as the Emirates Rugby Federation. In addition to its hospitality pavilion and its prominent brand across the Sevens Stadium, Emirates Airlines offers fans of young rugby and their families a “children's zone (Emirates Airlines),” where “Penguin Ernie” visits the region daily with the Emirates flight attendants to distribute gifts. On the children. The legendary team, "Joining Jack," the Emirates Airline sponsor, has returned to Dubai this year to defend his title. The team includes a number of the most famous names in the world of rugby, who collect donations to fund research to find a cure for muscle atrophy. The stars of the team will also visit the Emirates Airlines pavilion to speak to the pavilions and the media.