Dubai all set to host five-a-side indoor football tournament

10/08/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Dubai all set to host five-a-side indoor football tournament

The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre is set to host a three-day international indoor football competition starting today (August 10th), people interested in Dubai property investment may be interested to learn.Featuring four teams from the United Arab Emirates, in addition to Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, the five-a-side tournament forms the largest-ever indoor sports event ever to be held in the UAE.Emirates 24-7 reports that three matches will take place per day between 9.30pm and 12.30am local time as the teams battle it out for prize money worth Dh100,000.Dr Ahmed Al Sharif, secretary general of the Dubai Sports Council, told the news provider that he is excited to see Spanish teams involved."The participation of Barcelona and Real Madrid, two teams that include the elite of former Spanish stars, demonstrates our Organising Committee's commitment to creating a distinctive tournament that can be proudly added to the many championships hosted by Dubai," he noted.Earlier this month it was announced that former British Lions rugby teammates Jeremy Guscott and Scott Gibbs will form a part of the Orbit Showtime Network's coverage of this year's Rugby World Cup.