Record number of Netball Teams at The Dubai Sevens

Nov 28, 2018

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Published on 28/11/2018

The Emirates Airline Invitation Netball Tournament is back for its fourth year with 51 teams taking part - a record number of teams confirming the biggest Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens to-date.


Now in its 49th year, the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is the biggest sporting festival in the UAE and the launch of the Netball Tournament in 2015 was a key step to ensure that it remains the largest. This year’s Netball Tournament will see teams battle it out in three categories, Gulf Women, Open Youth and Open Women  - with teams travelling from all over the world to take part.


Invitation Tournament Manager Jill Conlon said: “We’re delighted that yet again, a record number of teams will be taking part in the Emirates Airline Invitation Netball Tournament and we can’t wait to welcome them all to the biggest sporting festival in the UAE. The netball tournament has become a key feature over the years and it has given us an opportunity to provide an array of extra entertainment for the fans.”


There’s also plenty of action off the netball courts and rugby pitches at the Dubai Sevens and the entertainment options are endless with an array of artists announced as part of the new three-day music festival in the Rugby Village. The Dubai Sevens Rugby Village will be upgraded with three music areas and stages featuring international DJs, artists and bands so that fans can dance all weekend long. The full music schedule can be viewed at:



Alongside this world-class entertainment, this year’s tribute artist, Britney Spears, will be entertaining fans in the stands on pitch 1 throughout the weekend. Flying in from Las Vegas, the Dubai Sevens tribute artist and her dancers will be performing some of Britney Spears’ most popular songs. And Remix Rich from Dubai 92 will take over Rugby Rock on Friday and Saturday night from 9pm playing some of the biggest hits from the 90s to now.


For the families, the popular Rugby Village will have a brand new feature with ‘Splash ‘n’ Party’, the coolest and most exciting aqua park where kids can keep cool all weekend long. Those looking for something more daring can play in the brand new Adventure Zone for free, also situated in the Rugby Village. Children can jump around all day long with trampoline fun from Bounce - the popular trampoline park. In addition, Quest for Adventure will be teaching kids how to abseil on their climbing walls and those aged ten or older can battle it out in teams with Archery Tag


Entrance to Thursday’s action is completely free and will include international action on pitch 1 with the second leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series and the start of the Emirates Airline Invitation Rugby & Netball Tournament.


Ticket Prices (general admission) are:

  • Thursday, 29 November - free admission
  • Friday, 30 November - in advance AED315, on the day AED420
  • Saturday, 1 December - in advance AED315, on the day AED420
  • Season Tickets (Friday and Saturday) - in advance AED525, on the day AED630
  • Children under 12 receive free all weekend
  • Special reserved seating and hospitality packages are available -  please visit: www.dubairugby7s.com


All tickets are available online at www.dubairugb7s.com, the price of tickets will increase on Thursday 29th November at midnight.


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