Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 April 2019

Start training now as Dubai's 'Gov Games' returns

Teams from government departments to battle for Dh2m in prize money

The event was held at Kite Beach in 2018 and featured gruelling endurance challenges. Courtesy Gov Games
The event was held at Kite Beach in 2018 and featured gruelling endurance challenges. Courtesy Gov Games

Rock climbing, gruelling obstacle courses and much more. All roads will lead to Dubai next April for the second edition of Gov Games – a fitness initiative for employees of Government departments.

The event is the brainchild of Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, and aims to encourage staff to take on healthier, more active lifestyles. Sheikh Hamdan's team won the men's competition lat year, while the US Consulate General in Dubai team won the women’s event. Both teams donated their shares of the Dh2 million prize to local charities.

The location for this year's games, in its second year, has not been revealed yet but the sporting competition will run from April 3 to 6 and the public can attend.

“The inaugural Gov Games was a tremendous success and served its purpose in testing the mental agility, fitness and teamwork of UAE Government employees and their peers from around the world," said Marwan bin Essa, director of the Gov Games, adding that participation numbers were high last year.

"We expect the female competition to be even more intensely contested in 2019."

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