50th Anniversary Celebrations at the Dubai Sevens

Dec 07, 2019

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Published on 07/12/2019

The 50th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens raised the bar and made a significant mark on the UAE events calendar with over 100,000 fans walking through the gates at The Sevens Stadium and not only enjoying world-class action on the pitch but also pop sensation Kylie Minogue in concert on Friday night.

The three-day sporting weekend offered rugby, entertainment, music and the spirit of sport, all in one place! The world-class pitches saw action from 28 international teams from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Over 230 teams from all over the world battled in out in the Rugby Invitation Tournament and over 60 netball teams, as part of the 5th Emirates Airline Invitation Netball Tournament.

The 50th anniversary celebration was taken to a new level with the Emirates A380 Airbus flying over The Sevens Stadium, not once but twice giving the crowd a beautiful shot of the plane! One of the biggest event highlights was the performance of the international pop-singer Kylie Minogue in concert with her fans singing and dancing on pitch 2 and in the Rugby Village. The Freddy Mercury tribute artist, police band and cheerleaders created an amazing atmosphere as they performed during the breaks and entertained the crowds for the weekend.

The Rugby village offered a wide range of exciting and fun filled activations for all age groups and Splash 'n' Party, Bounce, Emirates Kids Zone and Raffles Creche kept the kids entertained. The village featured three music stages as part of the Heineken Music Festival, making sure everyone danced the weekend away with live music, Silent Disco, top DJs, artists and local bands- making this the most exciting weekend of 2019 once again!

Fans did not disappoint with their 70's costumes as they came in with their bold prints, bell bottoms, afros and everything 70's imaginable, taking the scene way back to the 70's era in which it all began.

The 2020 Emirates Airline Dubai rugby Sevens will take place on  26th,27th and 28th November 2020.

We will see you next year!

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