Dubai: The Dubai Sports Council has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gov Games. Both will work in partnership for the fifth edition of the games. It marks an extension of continuous association over the years.
Gov Games will take place from 29 February 2024 to 03 March 2024. The latest edition of the games will happen under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.
However, the initiative has become one of the major team sports events in Dubai. The first edition of the event was organised in 2018. The games will test the physical and mental abilities of Government Employees around the world.
Mr. Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, said that, “We take pride in continuing the strategic partnership with Gov Games 2024, a leading sports and community initiative spearheaded by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. His continuous support to enhancing and participating in this initiative, cycle after cycle, exemplifies his dedication to its growth.”
The Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council added that they are also proud of their association with the games since the inaugural edition. The partnership has been successful and has shown remarkable growth over the years. It has attracted more competitive teams from different nations. A noteworthy element is the contribution of the participants from various countries that helped to make the games successful.
Mr. Hareb also stated that the latest edition of the games is expected to be distinctive with diverse categories of participation and heightened competition. “Teams have diligently prepared for months, representing their entities with fervor. Winning in these competitions serves as a powerful incentive, honoring the dedication and efforts of all participants. We consider each participant a winner, basking in the honor of contributing to this extraordinary event alongside their counterparts from various companies and sectors, both locally and internationally.”
Mr. Marwan bin Issa, Director of Gov Games, commented that, “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Dubai Sports Council for the fifth consecutive edition. Our shared goal is to highlight the vital role of sports in the physical and mental well-being of people of all ages. Through this collaboration, we aim to strengthen ties between organizations and cities, fostering unity through sports. This partnership underlines the Dubai Sports Council’s influential role in promoting sports, which helps cultivate a positive and healthy environment in Dubai.”
The 2024 Gov Games has DP World as the official partner and Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) and Damac Properties as sponsors. These associations will mark a significant milestone. The new edition will have a new category for junior participants aged 10 to 13 in addition.
The new inclusion aims to instill various qualities among youth. In addition, the experience will promote strategic thinking, teamwork. It also aims for improvement in mental and physical strength among them. Participants will undergo an enriching experience. It will further strengthen their character. It will also motivate them to work towards self-improvement.
In fact, previous editions of the Gov Games were successful with participation from local and federal government entities. The editions witnessed the participation of more than 4,500 people in the Battle of the Government, Battle of Community, and Battle of the Cities.