The blockbuster Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at Dubai International Stadium on Friday night topped a list of 17 sports events that took place across the emirate during the weekend.
The events attracted more than 25,000 in-person spectators, including thousands of boisterous supporters at the IPL finale.
Thousands more packed the stands at a bustling Coca Cola Arena on Friday night for TK Fight Night’s Social Knockout 2 and the Amir Khan Crypto Fight Night at La Perle, as well as at Hamdan Sports Complex, which hosted the Apex 1st Swimming Community Junior Championship and the Hamilton Aquatics Development Series.
More than 1,200 runners participated in Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, organised by Promoseven Sports Marketing in Dubai International Financial District on Friday.
In the 21km male category, Konrad Taber crossed the distance within 1:21:13 to take first place, while Emilia Skolubowicz secured first place among women.
In the 10 km race, Aggrey Agaba crossed the distance in 33:20 minutes for first place in the male category.
Chloe Tighe won the women’s 10km run in 36:52 minutes.
In the 5km race, Paul Komo finished in 16:23 minutes for first place in the men’s category, while Gilly Glynn crossed the line in 19:39 minutes to win the women’s run.
Hamdan Sports Complex hosted the Apex 1st Swimming Community Junior Championship with the participation of 350 male and female swimmers aged 7 to 10 years old from 20 clubs and academies.
Participants were classified into two categories: 50 M & 100 M and they competed in freestyle swimming, back swimming, breaststroke, butterfly swimming and various swimming.
Hamdan Sports Complex also hosted Hamilton Aquatics Swimming Championship on Saturday, October 16.
The Night Run was organised on Thursday, October 14 at Dubai International Academy in Al-Barsha.
Meanwhile, the Badwin Badminton Championship was arranged by Phoenix Sports Academy at its premises in Al Quoz 3 involving 200 male and female players of various ages.
The Eyami Automobile Race at Dubai Kartdrome was another sporting event that took place over the weekend.
A group of the most famous content makers and social media stars competed in the Social Knockout 2 at Coca Cola Arena in City Walk Dubai.