Addressing a press conference, Dr. Ahmed Saad Al-Sharif, Member of The Higher Organising Committee of the FAI World Parachuting Championships Mondial 2012 said: “Dubai is promising an international championship that will be the talk of the sports world. The successful arrangements are a matter of pride not only to the UAE but also to the wider Arab world as the UAE is once again positioning itself on the world sports calendar.. This mondial was held only once earlier where now it is doubled in the number of partcipations, which clearly shows the tremendous efforts being exerted by Dubai to organise an international event to be added to the Emirate’s record on the world stage.”
Under the directives of the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE is today a sports capital of the.
Dr. Shareef added: “It is a great coincidence that this tournament comes at a time the UAE is celebrating the 41st National Day. Dubai’s skyline will be full with UAE flags during performances by “Forsan Al Emirate”.
The public is invited to attend the event and we are organizing free transportations from and to the venue from a number of stations in the vicinity. This tournament is clear evidence on the far sighted sports vision of Dubai under the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, President of Dubai Sports Council.”
The World Parachuting Championships includes 13 competitions including Formation Skydiving, Accuracy Landing, Water Speed Skiing, Free Flying, Free Style and for the first time in the Middle East, Para Skiing.
Yousef Al Hammadi, Director, FAI World Parachuting Championships Mondial 2012 said: “The organising team has worked day and night to present a world class event that reflects Dubai great reputation in the world under the supervision of Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Tournament President”.
He added: “From the moment Dubai won its bid to host this event, preparations began in full swing where responsibilities and tasks were identified and distributed amongst teams. HH Sheikh Hamdan directed to have a tournament that will be a success story and that will be a matter of pride not only to the UAE but also to the entire pan Arab region.”
Al Hammadi added: “The trust imposed by the FIA has a great impact on motivating us to succeed. This trust was based on a great sportive journey by UAE since its inception.”
Mohammed Yousef, Deputy Director, FAI World Parachuting Championships Mondial 2012 and Head of the Technical Committee added: “We would like to let you know that the international criteria adopted by Dubai was hailed by FIA while approving Dubai to host this event which ensured to the international sportive communities that it was a wise decision. Adding new competitions to the championship that wasn’t played earlier is also giving us a global edge. We have completed all preparations where the standards given to us by FIA were all adopted in due diligence.”
Youssef added that in Dubai the scene and experience that the players will feel is like no elsewhere where every player will see in his eyes The Palm, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab as well as the sky towers in Jumeriah Beach Residence and people on the balconies hailing them.
He added that six planes are already in place for the championship and two are prepared for any unforeseen occasions.
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