Gov Games are coming. The only question is “are you ready?”
On March 30, the world’s most iconic hotel, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, rallied behind the world’s first Gov Games by illustrating an English and Arabic projection.
The projection, which could be seen from many miles away showed an inspirational and dramatic video inviting Government entities to join the games.
During Gov Games, teams will be tested both physically and mentally.
Who is joining?
Teams from across the UAE including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, and Ajman will participate.
Gov Games announced the number of registered teams that will face off in the first edition of the competition as 145.
In total, 145 teams have registered to participate in the first edition of the Gov Games; 82 men’s teams and 63 women’s teams from 86 government entities.
This number is almost double the anticipated figure, which demonstrates the wide-reaching enthusiasm, excitement, and anticipation for the initiative.
Launched by the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Due to the substantial increase in anticipated participation, teams have been given additional time to prepare and train.
A new date for the Gov Games has been set for 9th – 12th May 2018.
The winning men’s and women’s team will each be presented with a special Gov Games cup and a team prize of $272,300, to be distributed equally among the participants.
An orientation day will be hosted next week to brief all participating teams on the rules of the games and competition logistics, as well as provide a sneak peek into what awaits them at the infamous Kite Beach in Dubai.
What will happen in Gov Games 2018?
Day 1 of the four-day competition will host the qualifying round for the women’s teams who must tackle 7 obstacles to make it to the final.
Days 2 and 3 will host the qualifying rounds for the men’s teams who will have to navigate 9 obstacles.
The six top performing men’s and women’s teams will compete in the final, which will see the teams take on one mega obstacle.