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Updated October 2023

The UAE has always been host to some of the most legendary sports events in the world, garnering spirited fans in large numbers. One of the biggest sports and entertainment festivals in the country, the Emirates Dubai 7s, is returning for yet another edition in December.

Read on as Wego lists out everything there is to know about the Emirates Dubai 7s.

What is Emirates Dubai 7s?

The Dubai 7s, an annual rugby and social gathering event, takes place at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, UAE. Since its inception in 1970, the event holds the distinction of being the longest-standing sports extravaganza in the Middle East. 

The event hosts world-class sports tournaments, with rugby being the major attraction; new inclusions to its lineup are cricket and netball. Additionally, paddle tennis has been introduced this year under the title ‘Rebound.’ It also hosts music festivals, entertainment activities, and charitable events like Dubai 7s For Good and Long Lunch. This varied lineup makes Emirates Dubai 7s an event that truly has something for everyone.

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Emirates Dubai 7s date

The event will commence from 1 to 3 December 2023.

Emirates Dubai 7s events

As we mentioned, the Emirates Dubai 7s hosts world-class sports tournaments, music festivals, entertainment activities and charitable events. Here is a rundown of the different events at this year’s Emirates Dubai 7s. 

Sports events

Here are some of the world-class sports tournaments you will get to witness at the Emirates Dubai 7s 2023.

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

The Emirates Dubai 7s has been on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series since its inception in 1999. It is the only tournament to host the Men & Women’s series every year. The Emirates Dubai 7s hosts the very best teams in the world each year on the opening weekend of December.

Invitational Rugby

The largest mass-participation rugby 7s tournament in the world, with teams joining from every corner of the globe! 15 divisions of play as sides run out across the eight beautiful fields of The Sevens Stadium over 3 days. 


The Emirates Dubai 7s hosts a unique form of cricket, played by teams made up of seven members instead of the traditional eleven. The invitational tournament was inaugurated in the 2021 edition and reprised in the 2022 edition. It will make a return for its third edition at the Emirates Dubai 7s 2023.


It is a huge crowd favourite at the Emirates Dubai 7s. This invitational tournament was introduced in the year 2014, and is well known worldwide as sides play on the four courts of The Sevens Stadium.


Whether you just want to have fun with friends and are new to the sport of fitness, a bit of a veteran of the sport or consider yourself to be part of the elite, there are divisions for everyone at WODON3, Fitness at Emirates Dubai 7s. 


Introducing the latest attraction for this season’s Dubai 7s: Rebound, a padel tournament featuring 5 courts at the festival’s heart. Seize the opportunity to showcase your padel prowess in this first-of-its-kind event. With 8 categories spanning from competitive to social, parents to kids and 4 person teams, it caters to players from all walks of life. Don’t miss out on this exciting sporting experience!

It is worth noting that registrations are now open for all the invitational tournaments. If you wish to register your team for any of the competitions, you can do so from the official website.  

Music & entertainment events

The Emirates Dubai 7s also plays host to some enthralling music and entertainment experiences. Get ready to dive in and craft enduring memories that will hold a special place in your heart. Here is everything that has been confirmed upto this point. This article will be updated as the complete festival lineup is revealed.

Beats On Two

Beats on Two is a unique bar concept which overlooks all the action on Pitch One and Two. It is an outdoor setting with a Balearic influence, featuring live music from international DJs throughout the day, alongside experiential cocktails. It is a prime location to meet your friends and enjoy great music.

Currently, it is confirmed that the maestro of urban beats, Arthur Dodger, along with the dynamic duo of rhythm and rhyme, DJ Luck & MC, will grace beats on two with their timeless, chart-topping hits for this season of Dubai 7s.

Rugby Rocks and Heineken Tavern

It is a local favourite at the Emirates Dubai 7s. If Oasis, The Stones, Arctic Monkeys, and Guns & Roses are more your cup of tea than international DJs, then Rugby Rocks will be the stage for you on both evenings at the Emirates Dubai 7s. 

Frequency on 8

As the sun sets and the day’s tournaments come to a close, music enthusiasts and athletes converge at Pitch 8, Immersing themselves in the allure of international music and the beats of talented DJs. This electrifying amalgamation culminates in a world-class festival weekend experience. Frequency on 8 is confirmed to take place on both Friday and Saturday nights of this year’s Dubai 7s.

The Hangar

The Emirates Dubai 7s has long been known for the very best VIP hospitality. Nestled within the VIP Experience is ‘The Hangar’. The Hangar aims to give you and your guests that private plane experience, from landing in The Hangar at the beginning of the day to enjoying the very best entertainment in the beer garden.

Charity events

The Emirates Dubai 7s also aims to give back to the community through programs that aim to leave a lasting positive impact.

Long Lunch

The Long Lunch is one of the Emirates Dubai 7s highly anticipated annual charity events. The event combines a premium lunch experience with amazing entertainment with a major focus on raising money for dedicated Emirates Dubai 7s CSR programs.

Every year, the lunch will invite guest speakers, including sporting legends from all around the world, to entertain guests with stories about their careers and anecdotes about the different characters and experiences they have encountered across their professional careers on and off the rugby pitch.

Dubai 7s For Good

The Dubai 7s For Good is Emirates Dubai 7s CSR program, in partnership with Impact Adventures, which ensures the contributions received from the Long Lunch are purpose driven and have a long lasting effect.

The initiative works with North Road Primary School in Mbale, Uganda across 5 key areas:

  • Coaching children and training adults
  • Empowering communities
  • Cultural Exchanges
  • Education and infrastructure
  • Linking rugby to health and prosperity

Emirates Dubai 7s location

The Emirates Dubai 7s will be held at the Sevens Stadium, where it has been held every year since 2008. The Sevens boasts an array of facilities, including eight rugby pitches, six cricket pitches, four netball/tennis courts, one basketball court, a grandstand, and various supporting amenities.

Emirates Dubai 7s tickets

Tickets for Dubai 7s are now available for purchase. You can now secure your spot for each of the three event nights, as well as for weekend general admission, weekend reserved seating, and hangar hospitality.

For more details and booking, please visit the official website

Emirates Dubai 7s Parking and Re-Entry

The Sevens Stadium in Dubai offers ample parking space and designated taxi drop-off and pick-up points. Additionally, this year’s ticketing system will be entirely digital, allowing for re-entry during the event.

Emirates Dubai 7s app

The Emirates Dubai 7s organisers have launched the Dubai 7s App, which brings all the different experiences at the Emirates Dubai 7s on one platform. Some of its features are digital access to your tickets and a digital wallet which you can use to purchase food and drinks at great discounts. 

You can download the app from Google Play Store or Apple Store

Emirates Dubai 7s contact information

If you have any queries or inquiries about the Emirates Dubai 7s 2023, you can get in touch with the organisers. Here are the contact details:

Call: +971 4 234 8885
Email: [email protected]
Ticketing Inquiries: [email protected]
Media Accreditation: Media Accreditation Registration


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