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Programs

The Emirates Dubai 7s have various programs that make up part of our Legacy program.

Rugby 7s For Good, the Performance Program and our Youth Sports Festival is leading the way globally in tournaments making an impact in the community away from the bright lights of pitch one.

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The Dubai 7s PP has been designed by a group of world-class coaches and players to give young, aspirational rugby players and insight into training and playing at the very highest level of the game.

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Youth Sport

A once in a lifetime chance for kids to play their way to compete in the Emirates Dubai 7s in December.

The Emirates Dubai 7s Youth Sports Festival takes place on 14th and 28th October 2022. Celebrating the amazing young athletes that make up the UAE Sporting landscape, all of whom aspire to play at the Emirates Dubai 7s one day.

This is their chance to do just that! Hundreds of children will compete in Rugby, Cricket and Netball over 2 magnificent summer evenings under lights with thousands of spectators in attendance

The Finalists of each age group event will fulfil their dream of playing for the Cup at The Emirates Dubai 7s on 1st December 2022. Get down to The Sevens Stadium for great music, food and drinks and no shortage of incredible talent from the UAE’s next generation of amazing athletes!

Long Lunch

The Long Lunch is one of the Emirates Dubai 7s highly anticipated annual charity event. The event combines a premium lunch experience with amazing entertainment with a major focus on raising money for dedicated Emirates Dubai 7s CSR programs.

We bring Every year, the lunch will invite guest speakers, including sporting legends from all around the world, to entertain guests with stories about their careers and anecdotes about the different characters and experiences they have encountered across their professional careers on and off the rugby pitch.

In 2021, James Haskell and Ben Ryan hosted the lunch, which was described as:

"As per previous years, the Long Lunch raised a considerable amount of money, thanks to the auction and raffle, which went towards a new program. Initiative developed by the Emirates Dubai 7s team."

The ‘Rugby 7s For Good’ - Emirates Dubai 7s CSR program, in partnership with Impact Adventures allows us to ensure the contribution we receive from the Long Lunch is purpose driven and has a long lasting effect.

We are working with North Road Primary School in Mbale, Uganda across 5 key areas:

  • Coaching children and training adults
  • Empowering communities
  • Cultural Exchanges
  • Education and infrastructure
  • Linking rugby to health and prosperity

The first year of the program has produced amazing results and over the years we commit to developing the program further.

This year in the lead up to the Emirates Dubai 7s 2022 festival (1-3rd December 2022), the Long Lunch is coming back and will be hosted on 28th October from 12pm at the JWMM Dubai Ballroom.

Partners

Hsbc World Rugby Sevens Series Partners

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Global Partners
Tournament Partners

Event Owner

PRESENTING PARTNER

Platinum Partners