Sports Events Banned From Using ‘Dubai’ In Names Without Approval


A new rule governing sports establishments and events has been passed in Dubai and sports events have been banned from using ‘Dubai’ in the name of such events without getting approval.

Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, issued Decision No. 1 of 2021 regarding the terms and conditions for using the name of Dubai by sports events in the Emirate of Dubai.

This is based on Law No. 4 of 2017 amending Law No. (11) of 2009 regarding Dubai Sports Council issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, and the Executive Council Resolution No. (1) of 2020 ‘Regulating Sports Establishments and Sports Events in the Emirate of Dubai’, issued by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.

According to the Article 2 of the Decision, “It is prohibited to use the name ‘Dubai’ by a sports event, except after obtaining the prior approval of Dubai Sports Council, and the approval is issued in accordance with the conditions and procedures stipulated in the Executive Council’s Resolution and this decision”.

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