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tournament details

The Invitation Tournament comprises both Rugby and Netball competitions in sections as shown below.


Tournament Dates

Tournament Dates: Thursday 30th November  - Saturday 2nd December 2017.


Venue

The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament is held in conjunction with the World Rugby men’s and Women’s Sevens World Series tournaments at The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Rd, Dubai, UAE. For more facility information and directions go to www.thesevens.ae


tournament schedule

Matches will be played on the days indicated below for each section. Teams are required to be available on the days their section plays as shown below.


match play

Teams can expect to play the following:

Rugby - a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 matches

Netball - a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 matches


tournament Rules

A copy of the Tournament Rules is available here.

A copy of the Netball Rules is available here.


Tournament Entry Fee

e tournament fee is required per team competing. Clubs entering multiple teams must pay a tournament fee for each team competing.

For teams wishing to include the cost of a Player Buffet meal each day the team competes, the inclusive tournament fee is shown below.

Payment will be due on invitation acceptance. 


Selection Criteria

Formal invitations will be offered initially to teams who have previously competed in the tournament.  Invitations to cover any vacancies will then be sent to teams on a ‘first come…’ basis, provided they meet the eligibility criteria for the section of the tournament in which they wish to compete.


Team Kit Branding and use of Tournament Logo

A copy of the kit branding and tournament logo rules is available here


For teams wishing to include the cost of a Player Buffet meal each day the team competes the inclusive tournament fee is shown below.

Payment will be due by the date stated on the official invitation.

2016 Tournament Rules

tournament information

Food & Beverage:

Please Note:

The Tournament does not provide any complimentary player meals or refreshments during the tournament.  However, there is a Player Buffet available each day which offers a good quality meal at a pre-booked subsidised rate (50dhs per person per day of competition which is only available when paying the Tournament Fee). The buffet includes salads, two meat and one vegetarian main meal options with fruits for desert and soft drinks. The cost to include the Player Buffet with the Tournament Fee is itemised above. Teams not pre-booking the Player Buffet will be able to purchase player meals each day of the tournament at 55dhs per meal per person.

There are also numerous commercial outlets selling a large variety of food and drink items during the course of the tournament. 


Training Pitches

The two official Invitation Tournament Travel Agents can book training pitches as required, go to https://www.expatsport.com/sport/invitation-team-travel/ or http://www.arabian-adventures.com/rugby/ for more information.


Eligibility Criteria

In order to participate in the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament team players must be eligible to play in their chosen section as follows (please see specific Tournament Rules for full details):


water

Complimentary water is available pitch/court-side and in changing areas for participating teams throughout the tournament.


Excursions

Teams wishing to enjoy the Dubai tourist scene may book excursions through the two official Invitation Tournament Travel Agents, go to https://www.expatsport.com/sport/invitation-team-travel/ or http://www.arabian-adventures.com/rugby/ for more information. 


Flights, Accommodation & Ground Transport:

Teams traveling to the tournament from overseas are responsible for arranging their own flights, accommodation and internal transport.  The two official Invitation Tournament travel providers are Expat Sport and dnata Travel, for information regarding packages available go to https://www.expatsport.com/sport/invitation-team-travel/ or  http://www.arabian-adventures.com/rugby/


visas

Visas for invited teams can be arranged via the two Invitation Tournament Travel Agents, go to https://www.expatsport.com/sport/invitation-team-travel/ or http://www.arabian-adventures.com/rugby/ for more information. Teams are liable for all visa costs.


rugby

  • Gulf Men's Open

    • Teams participating in this section of the tournament must comprise individuals who are Gulf/Middle East resident and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • Preference will be given to Middle East/Gulf sports clubs playing in their club name.
    • Teams to comprise players from any sport/leisure activity who wish to play competitive rugby. 
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total. 
  • Gulf Men's League

    A team participating in this section is a representative of a Club that is affiliated to UAERF and participates in UAERF or ARFU sanctioned competitions. The team name must be identical to the name under which the Club plays in those competitions. Players in the team must be regular members of the Club side entered. Players must be Gulf/Middle East resident and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside. Note this section is exclusive to rugby teams or players.

    Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.

  • Gulf Men's Social

    Teams participating in this section of the tournament must comprise individuals who are Gulf/Middle East resident and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside. This competition is intended for social teams or social players from any sport or leisure activity. To enter into the spirit of this tournament section players are trusted to use their own judgement as to whether they feel they are genuinely eligible to compete in a social competition (i.e. the UAERF Community League, the Dubai Amateur Football League etc). The Tournament Management reserves the right to refuse entry to this section for teams or players it feels do not fit the specified criteria. Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players. Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.

  • Gulf Vets

    • Teams in this section may comprise men from any sport or leisure activity who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • Players must be 35yrs or older on 30th November 2017. 
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 15 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 17 passes in total. 
  • Gulf Under 19 Boys

    • Teams in this section must comprise males from any sport or leisure activity who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • Players must be under 19yrs on 31st December 2016 i.e. born on or after 1st January 1998. Please see Tournament Rules for full age-related eligibility criteria.
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total
  • Gulf Under 19 Girls

    Teams in this section must comprise females from any sport or leisure activity who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside. Players must be under 19yrs on 31st December 2015 i.e. born on or after 1st January 1997. Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.

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  • Gulf Women

    • Teams in this section must comprise women from any sport or leisure activity who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total. 
  • International Invitation Men

    • This section comprises invited men’s sports teams made up of highly competitive players who compete at international/county/provincial standard.  
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 3 Personnel passes i.e. 15 passes in total
  • International Invitation Women

    This section comprises invited women’s rugby teams made up of highly competitive players who compete at international/county/provincial standard. Note this section is exclusive to rugby teams or players.

    Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 3 Personnel passes i.e. 15 passes in total.

  • International Open Men

    Teams in this section comprise male players from any sport or leisure activity who participate regularly in competitive Club sport. Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.

  • International Open Women

    Teams in this section comprise female players from any sport or leisure activity who participate regularly in competitive Club sport. Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.

  • International Social

    • This competition is intended for social teams or social players from any sport or leisure activity.
    • This section is not suitable for individuals who play regular rugby or are registered competitive competition players. Team managers will be required to certify that team members comply with ‘social’ status as specified.
    • The Tournament Management reserves the right to refuse entry to this section for teams or players it feels do not fit the specified criteria.  
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total. 
  • International Vets

    • Teams in this section comprise players from any sport or leisure activity who are 35yrs or older on 30th November 2017.   
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.

    Accreditation: Teams receive - 15 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 17 passes in total

  • International Under 19s

    Teams in this section must comprise males who are under 19yrs on 31st December 2015 i.e. born on or after 1st January 1997. Note this section is exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 3 Personnel passes i.e. 15 passes in total

  • UAE National Schoolboys

    • By invitation only.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive – 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.

netball

gulf women

  • Teams in this section must comprise adult women (18yrs or older) who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.

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Accreditation: Teams receive - 10 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 12 passes in total. 

open women

  • Teams in this section must comprise adult women (18yrs or older).  

Accreditation: Teams receive - 10 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 12 passes in total.

open youth

  • Teams in this section must comprise young women who are between the ages of 14yrs and 19yrs and are born on or after 1st January 1998 and before 1st December 2003. Please see Tournament Rules for full age-related eligibility criteria.

Accreditation: Teams receive - 10 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 12 passes in total.

Tournament Entry Fee:

Tournament Entry Fee


It is anticipated that RUGBY tournament sections will comprise the following number of teams:


It is anticipated that the NETBALL tournament sections will comprise the following number of teams:

accreditation

All players must be accredited and issued with a Player Pass to participate in this event. Player Passes allow access to the main stadium and specific restricted areas for the duration of the tournament.

Full accreditation information will be provided to invited teams.

Contact Information

Tournament Manager: Jill Conlon
Email Address: dubai.7s@thesevens.ae

P : +971 4 809 6618
M : +971 50 633 4806
F : +971 4 832 7704

 

 

Teams wishing to participate should complete the electronic Expression of Interest form by following this link https://dubairugby7s.com/invitation-tournament/register-now.

Teams wishing to participate should complete the electronic Expression of Interest form by following this link https://dubairugby7s.com/invitation-tournament/register-now.

Expressions of interest should be received by: 30th June 2017

Teams expressing an interest in competing are not guaranteed an invitation to the tournament. Invitations will be sent to successful teams

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