DUBAI, 6 January (BelTA - Emirates News Agensy). - The organising committee of Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament has launched its preparations for the ninth season of the multi-sport tournament, which is held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The committee announced the list of sports which include volleyball, padel, wheelchair basketball, running, cycling and jiu-jitsu of this year's tournament and registration for individuals and teams will open in February.
The registration of teams participating in the volleyball championship will start from 1st February and continue until 22nd February, while the registration of players for the tournament will continue until 22nd March. Teams can register a maximum of 14 players and a minimum of 10, but at least two of them should be Emiratis. All the players should be aged 18 and above.
The eight participating teams will be divided into two groups of four each, and the top two teams from each group will progress to the semi-final stage.
Registration for the running, cycling, paddle, jiu-jitsu and wheelchair basketball tournaments will start on 22nd February.
The NAS Run will feature races in different categories across two distances – 5km and 10km – and it is open to all men and women living in the UAE, of any nationality or ability, but only amateurs are allowed to take part in the 5km Run.
The 75km NAS Cycling Championship will also witness competition across multiple categories like Men's Open, People of Determination category, Women's Open, Amateur Emiratis and Amateur Female. The event is open to men and women of all nationalities living in the UAE.
The NAS Padel Championships will take place in Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex with competitions in two different categories – individual category and team category – and the two categories are open to Emirati and expat men and women