The organisers of the Emirates Airline Dubai 7s have today announced that the 2021 edition of the tournament will take place on 2-4th December.
The tournament will celebrate its 51st anniversary as the world of rugby returns to the desert following the cancellation of the 2020 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual festival of sport will see more participants than ever before with the addition of a cricket tournament on the world-class ovals of The Sevens Stadium. Cricket 7s will take its place alongside Netball & Rugby as mass-participation for local, regional and international competition.
Tournament Director, Thomas Burwell looked forward to the 2021 tournament “It’s with huge excitement that we have the opportunity to announce our 2021 date. We understand from teams and players across the world how excited they are to return to the desert this coming December”
“The addition of Cricket is very exciting as more sportsmen, women boys and girls will get the chance to take part in this iconic tournament. Cricket will bring its own flavour and showcase the facilities of The Sevens Stadium”
“We are also very happy to be returning to our traditional dates on the opening weekend of December and due to a reformatting of the schedule, we will be welcoming an increased number of teams in Rugby & Netball this year. Entries for all three sports will open on March 1st”
“I would like to thank UAERF, World Rugby and the local government stakeholders for their ongoing support of the tournament”