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Ramadan Sports Festival Set to Kick Off at the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel

June 29, 2013 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Pistol-ShootingUnder the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel is to host the 17th Open Sports Festival during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Offering exciting competitions for both men and women, the sports festival will run between 10 and 31 July, with registrations to participate invited up until July 8. Bowling

Among the array of sports on offer are separate men’s and women’s football tournaments; archery, chess, Pistol shooting and judo for both men and women, plus jiu-jitsu, bowling, boxing, group tennis, Ironman and a Play Station competition exclusively for men.

According to Mr Salah Khider, director of operations, Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel, with relaxed working times during Ramadan, the festival presents an ideal Indoor-sports-facilityopportunity for everyone to celebrate the festival and compete in their sports of choice.

“Now in its 17th year, the Open Sports Festival has established an outstanding reputation as an exhilarating and enjoyable event and we look forward to welcoming Abu Dhabi residents to join us again, either in participating or supporting friends and families.”

“With a full range of sports facilities, we have the ideal venue to run many concurrent sporting events, and the festival this year offers exciting activities from Play Station games through to shooting, archery and football,” he said.

The Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel features 600 elegantly appointed guest rooms and luxurious suites – embracing the Play-Stationsinner garden of tranquility, containing over one hundred and forty species of plants making this one of the world’s largest indoor gardens in the world.

Completing the experience is one of the largest ranges of state-of-the-art recreation facilities in the UAE including a fully-equipped gym, Olympic indoor swimming pool with an adjacent Jacuzzi, spacious steam bath complete with spa, sauna, cold-water pool and temperature-controlled shower. Other attractions include two Olympic standard shooting galleries, two squash courts, a bowling centre and facilities to enjoy table tennis, and paintball as well as indoor and outdoor football courts, indoor volleyball and tennis courts, indoor basketball courts and a track and field course.

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