3rd DIP OLYMPIAD 2009 to TAKE OFF on

Published January 25th, 2009 - 04:05 GMT

3rd DIP OLYMPIAD 2009 to TAKE OFF on

UAE’s first dedicated sports festival for corporate organizations to have 35 sporting categories, enters its third year

 Dubai Investments Park (DIP), the wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments announced that its much-awaited sports fiesta, DIP Olympiad 2009 is ready to kick start on the 29th of January 2009. This is the 3rd consecutive year that the company is hosting the Inter-company Olympiad which will be held at various locations across UAE until the 14th of March 2009.

The DIP patronized Olympiad which extends well over a month, brings together participants from various organizations and provides them with opportunities to compete competitively in varied sports disciplines.

Saeed Bugarah, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Investments Park, said, “DIP has always been at the forefront of efforts to promote social initiatives and community events, and our continued support to the Inter-Company Olympiad is part of our endeavor to foster the wholesome development of our employees. The event provides participants an opportunity to get away from the monotony of everyday work and demonstrate their prowess in competitive sports in a fun-filled, festive atmosphere, and at the same time serves to highlight the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle”.

“”Not only will the event generate sporting goodwill while raising participant profile, but now the event is a matter of expressing that players are very loyal to play under their company names”.

“What makes us happy is with the huge participation is that the Olympiad unites players from different nations to play under their companies’ name in a very friendly environment,” said Waleed Hamed, Managing Director of Yalasports, the event Management company  for the Olympiad, engaged in the marketing and promotion of the event.

The Olympiad has become popular since its debut in 2006 and has expanded its offerings in terms of event categories to cater to an increasing number of participants this year. More than 1200 players can try and excel at indoor and outdoor events in different disciplines including Badminton, Basketball, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Billiards, Bowling, Go Karting, Indoor Cricket, Indoor Soccer, Indoor Volleyball, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis.

The event is to be scheduled at Al Manara Sports Hall, Al Nasr Leisureland, Bel Remaitha Club, Dubai National School, Emirates Karting Center, Insportz, Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Top Sports ensuring best of the facilities for the participants.

Teams  representing various reputed corporate organizations from both  the government and private sectors such as  Alam Steel Ltd, Al Habtoor Motors, Arabian Gases, Arabtec Construction, Aramex International, Depa Interiors, Dorma Gulf, Dubai Investments Park, Duproof, Econosto ME, Ecotherm, Emirates Airline, Emirates Glass, Enter Equipment, ETA Ascon, Faissal Jassim Trading Company, Food Point & Linen Craft, Hewlett Packard, Hyder Consulting, Lumi Glass, Madar Emirates, Metrofile ME, MCT Group, Millennium Steel & Wire, Nutricia ME & Africa, Oracle Corporation, Seven Seas, Sky Construction,  Tayseer Arar Trading and  Wrigley will field their participants at the upcoming event.

The annual Inter –Company DIP Olympiad has always has been well-supported by corporates in Dubai who ever since its launch have shown tremendous interest to play a key role in the event and in taking it to greater heights. And this time it is no exception with the platinum sponsor being Arabtec, Gold Sponsors being Al Taif Investment & EUROSTAR Group, Strategic Sponsor being Food Point, Silver sponsor being Delmar cakes, ISOSTAR linencraft & Marmum and CEDARS Jebel Ali International Hospital being the medical sponsor.

Dubai Investments Park, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, is a self-sustaining city within a city, spread across an area of 32 million square meters consisting of three zones – Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Educational. The numerous projects undertaken at the DIP have been designed to complement each other in a community-themed master plan that provides for all aspects and requirements of a typical flourishing society.

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