Dubai Sevens tickets on sale
Tickets for this year's Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens have gone on sale today, 30 September.
The tournament is the second of nine rounds on the HSBC Sevens World Series 2013/14 and organisers are encouraging visitors to snap up tickets in advance to avoid disappointment and queues, as well as to save money.
Last year Samoa took the Dubai title for the first time with a stunning 26-15 victory over New Zealand, while the kiwi women took the spoils in their event - round one of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series.
Along with all the regular features of Sevens weekend, there are increased facilities this year for visitors coming as a family day out.
For the first time, there will be a designated entrance for families and organisers have teamed up with the leading mobile childcare company, Creche Out, to provide the option of top class crèche facilities for toddlers and children up to eight years old.
Childrens’ entertainment at the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens this year includes the HSBC World of Sport, face painting, bouncy castles, and lots more. There are 2,000 seats set aside in the Air BP stand for mums, dads and their children. And children under 12 are admitted FREE if accompanied by an adult.
“We are very proud of our reputation as a great event for families – with a designated family entrance, 2000 seats set aside in the Air BP family stand, improved crèche facilities and entertainment for children throughout the day,” said Gary Chapman, President Group Services and dnata, Emirates Group.
"Interest in the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens just grows and grows, and every year it becomes more popular, not just in Dubai, but with visitors from all over the world.
“It is a great showcase for Dubai, a fantastic sporting occasion with the world’s top players on show, and it’s always a wonderful atmosphere,” he said. "There’s something for everyone; the Rugby Village is always a hive of activity, the fancy dress costumes become more daring every year."
Single day tickets for the event start from Dhs250 when you buy in advance (Dhs300 on the day), while two-day season tickets are from Dh400 (Dhs500 on the day).
"This is something we did last year and it proved both popular and successful,” said Donal Kilalea, the tournament's Commercial and Operations Director. "Buying tickets before the event speeds up the flow of people through the gates and minimises the queues that can sometimes build up at an event which attracts such huge numbers."
Tickets can be bought online via ITP Tickets, www.dubairugby7s.com, Ticketmaster.ae and Virginmegastore.me, at the Whats On Box Office and at a number of outlets in Dubai: FIND A TICKET OUTLET.
Visitors also have the option of reserving their seats, and corporate hospitality packages are also available.
Children aged under 12 are admitted free general admission if accompanied by an adult and there is a free regular bus service running from 7he Sevens stadium to designated locations.
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