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Dubai Sports Council agrees 10-year strategic plan

Dubai Sports Council agrees 10-year strategic plan
December 16, 2023

Dubai has approved a strategic plan for sports in the Emirate as it looks for the sector to make greater GDP contribution, encourage greater more participation and host more events in the next 10 years.

Approving the 2024-2033 strategic plan for Dubai’s sports sector, Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), advised “in alignment with the vision of the leadership, we have approved the latest strategic plan for Dubai’s sports sector for the period 2024-2033.

“The plan is designed to contribute to Dubai’s ambitious sustainability targets, including a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.

“It also seeks to align with the objectives outlined in the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan and the directives of the Dubai Government.

“Our strategic objectives prioritise sustainability across all facets of our work, emphasising the role of sports in promoting the health and happiness of our community members.

“We aim to improve the overall quality of life while enhancing the sports sector’s contribution to the emirate’s annual GDP.

“We have directed efforts to increase the private sector’s involvement in organising sports events, with a target of achieving 90% participation in 450 events held annually in Dubai.”

The meeting agreeing the strategic plan also reviewed the approved budget for Dubai’s sports sector for the year 2024.

The Council’s Board also reviewed preparations for hosting upcoming international sporting events, including the region’s first-ever Dubai Electric Scooter Cup, being held today at the Dubai Design District, featuring the participation of 16 of the world’s elite racers.

Additionally, the Board reviewed preparations for upcoming events, including:

  • The Dubai Marathon scheduled to be held in Umm Suqeim on 7th January 2024
  • The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award on 10th January 2024
  • The Dubai International Sports Conference
  • The Globe Soccer Awards on 19th January 2024
  • The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at Dubai Design District from 15th to 25th February 2024

Image: The Dubai Electric Scooter Cup. Credit: Dubai Sports Council.

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