Dubai Corporate Decathlon under the patronage of Dubai Sports Council, the region’s biggest team building and networking event in its inaugural year has generated huge corporate interest from companies that want to be linked with an event that promotes health in the workplace and encourages community engagement through fun and healthy competition.
Corporate teams have been signing up and represent the various industries in Dubai. Fifty per cent of team spaces are now filled. Companies compete in ten competitive inter-company sporting events over ten months including; Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Cricket, Football, Golf, Running, Tennis, Tribal Beach Games and Touch Rugby.
Mr Thomas Murray, CEO of American Hospital Dubai said, “The American Hospital Dubai is delighted to be sponsoring the first Dubai Corporate Decathlon; in fact we are doing more than just supporting this new initiative – we are actually participating with a corporate team of our own.
We warmly welcome any initiative which encourages and motivates more people to be involved in regular physical exercise – it is so important to the mental and physical wellbeing of the business - and wider - community.
The fact that the Dubai Corporate Decathlon is a sustained and regular physical activity, and introduces teambuilding and competition, will add an element of fun and motivation for many business people and companies. We wish all the participants every success.”
Chris Perry, General Manager of Wild Wadi Waterpark one of the first entrants believes, “This is a great opportunity for our entire team to support one another, practice together and compete together in a fun, yet competitive environment. We are looking forward to a year full of fun!”
A recent survey released by Dubai Health Authority highlights that currently only 19% of Dubai’s population get sufficient amount of exercise required to stay healthy. In partnership with DHA, Dubai Corporate Decathlon aims to promote the need for regular exercise to ward if lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks and strokes.
According to Nicole Shearer, Co-Founder of Eventivity, “The Dubai Corporate Decathlon is more than just fun and games, this inter-company tournament provides a framework for activities over a ten month period. With support from Eventivity, it incorporates opportunities for; networking events, corporate wellness sessions, CSR engagement via our official Charity Partner – Dubai Cares, team building and membership discounts.
The Dubai Corporate Decathlon is proud to offer participants access to our amazing offers and services from our network of preferred partners from gyms, to personal trainers, to healthy eating outlets. Partners include; Fitness First, Health Factory, Nike, Clark Francis Tennis, Montgomerie Golf Club, Trion:Z, Sheraton JBR, Noura Yogaltes, Fitness Factory, Raymond Sport, Peak Performance and Sport 360.
To view more about the event and register your team please visit www.eventivity.ae