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DUBAI: WHERE BEACH SO T
he UAE has long been synonymous with grand events, excellent facilities and top-class sporting occasions and the past few days has seen Dubai once again cement its place as a leading light in the beach soccer world. The annual trip to Dubai is now a key fixture in the sportâ€™s calendar thanks to a consistently strong relationship between the Dubai Sports Council and Beach Soccer Worldwide, with the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup and the V FIFA Beach Soccer Workshop held in the most stunning of venues. Beach soccer has swiftly become part of the sporting fabric in Dubai, while, in turn, the Emirate has played an integral role in developing
the sport on a global scale. Thanks to the support and vision of the Dubai Sports Council, beach soccer and Dubai now enjoy a solid bond that has been more than a decade in the making. This began with friendly events and smaller competitions before growing stronger via the continental qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and later the showpiece event itself in 2009. Ever since, Dubai has become enshrined in beach soccer legacy by hosting the prestigious Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup - a competition second only in standing to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup as the best teams from each continent vie for supremacy.
Beach soccer and Dubai now enjoy a solid bond that has been more than a decade in the making...