The event carries on until end of August
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 August 2022: The Abu Dhabi Summer Sports (ADSS), the biggest event of its kind in the region, has garnered impressive attendance and turnout from people from all walks of life since its launch on July 1st at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). To keep up with its momentum, more sporting events and activities are being added to the event’s roster.
Held in a venue with a total area of more than 27,000 square meters, ADSS boasts over 25 tracks and courts set up according to the highest standards in a closed, air-conditioned environment to suit the summer conditions.
The event has also added more sporting activities, including a skateboarding and cycling track featuring exhilarating and fun ramps, which caters to all age groups and experience levels under the supervision of skateboarding experts, providing an ideal destination for those looking for the perfect skateboarding experience.
In Hall 11, an area has been dedicated for chess, providing a series of mental challenges and the opportunity to benefit from well-known game strategies and tactics of several world champions. Visitors to the event can also enjoy several new training activities and sessions, which include yoga and Zumba.
ADSS, which lasts until the end of this month, features more than nine types of sports with two 7-player football fields, three five-player football courts, eight padel tennis courts, and also offers training courses for adults and children. The course can be booked via https://adsummersports.ae/sports/padel-tennis.
The event space also boasts three basketball courts, three badminton courts, three volleyball courts, one cricket court, a CrossFit track, and a one-km running track.
Since the event started, these courts and tracks have been witnessing considerable turnouts from the residents of Abu Dhabi, along with the notable presence of local teams who are training at Abu Dhabi Sports Centre. The running track at ADSS has become the primary destination for the running community in the Emirate, with several teams and groups organising a number of exercises at this track, as it provides world-class facilities in closed, air-conditioned spaces.
The event also caters to children with a series of activities such as the InflaFest inflatable toys event, which features many fun inflatable attractions in a safe, enjoyable environment. The event, held in an air-conditioned indoor environment, features many attractions such as large slides, climbing walls, obstacle courses, and games for groups and friends.
Abu Dhabi Summer Sports, organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council, enjoys extensive support from various government agencies and companies.
These include its gold sponsors: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, which provides a public health system for the residents in Abu Dhabi and ensures worker safety by promoting public health and preventative health; and Drops, an advanced ecommerce platform that features 17 retail categories including water and all kinds of food, and seeks to become the number one destination for shopping in GCC countries via its app.
Additional sponsors include Mubadala Health, the official healthcare sponsor of the event, which owns an integrated network of world-class healthcare facilities, providing comprehensive, high-quality care to patients of all ages across the UAE and in the region.
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNEC said: 'This sporting event, which aligns with ADNEC Group's commitment to supporting community events, was a major success. It witnessed tremendous levels of engagement from community members and garnered positive sentiments from participants in terms of its organisation and its ideal environment – which allowed them to engage in their favorite sports in fully-equipped and air-conditioned indoor halls during summer. We are committed to collaborating event further with our partners in the public and private sectors to carry out such initiatives that engages the community and motivates all demographics to play sports and stay fit, enabling a healthier lifestyle for all.'
His Excellency Matar Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, said: “Our goals at Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre are to preserve the health of residents and workers in the Emirate by promoting the concepts of public health and preventative medicine. We have been employing innovative initiatives and programs and cooperating with out partners to host health activities and events, all to fulfil out commitment to providing the highest levels of safety and wellbeing to members of society”.
“These are the basis that led us to sponsor us the ‘Let’s Play Together’ activity hosted by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre as part of the ADSS activities. It seeks to motivate members of Abu Dhabi’s society to follow a healthy lifestyle and engage in sports and physical activities in an idea and suitable environment in indoor courts during summer,” he added.
Al Nuaimi said: “I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to our partners in this event, which represents an active participation to expediating the fulfilment of Abu Dhabi government’s ambitions for building a healthy, balanced, and sustainable society. This will provide an ideal destination for organizing sports competitions and challenges, and provides beneficial physical and entertainment activities that protect the safety and wellbeing of our society.”
Halls 8 to 12 are open to sports fans on weekdays from 8 AM until 1 AM. Anyone interested in participating in the exciting activities and sports available can make a reservation at the event’s website www.adsummersports.ae and the various social media accounts (@ADSummerSports).
Participants must present a green status on Al Hosn app. Wearing a face mask is mandatory at all times for all visitors of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.