Dr. Ahmed Al-Sharif, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, appreciated the great efforts, exerted by the Organizing Committee of "Dubai Indoor 5-a-side Football Championship", launched yesterday at Dubai World Trade Center (Sheikh Rashid Hall).
The Championship – to be concluded Thursday 12th July 2012 – is arranged jointly by DSC & Dubai World Trade Center.
As part of the Championship's inaugurating ceremony – held last Sunday –, the Secretary General of DSC watched two friendly matches between Barcelona vs. Real Madrid & Rome vs. Ajax and shows of players' skills "Freestyle".
Dr. Al-Sharif was keen to meet organizing staff, composed of qualified locals who have been exerting utmost efforts – for the second successive year – to ensure successful organizational level of the event.
Dr. Al-Sharif stated: "The Championship is a splendid model for coordination among national corporations. DSC & Dubai World Trade Center have arranged sports event that enhances sports tourism. In this respect, it is to be mentioned that thousands Arab tourists flow to Dubai during summer season. The Championship is a distinctive sports event that boosts the culture of sports practice as life style & motivates Dubai's residents enjoy exciting sports activity".
He added: "We have proved that well-organized championship is watched by massive spectators and acquires immense media follow up. The inaugurating day of the Championship was held with massive participation & covered by several local & international sports TV. channels.