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Inaugural Dubai Duty Free Summer SportsFest a resounding success

by | Sports

Sep. 08, 19 | 3:43 pm

The inaugural Dubai Duty Free Summer SportsFest held at Dubai Sportsplex recently ended on a high note, which saw the Back Office & Cash Office Dragons Team declared as overall winner. The winning team scored an overall 34 points and bagged 2 gold, 2 bronze and 2 silver medals to receive the title.

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin said, “Congratulations to all the winners of our first ever Summer Sports Festival, it has been a very tough competition and it has been a wonderful experience for all of us. I would like to thank the Sports & Social Club Committee of Dubai Duty Free for organizing this event, which was a great opportunity to interact with our colleagues through sports. I am looking forward to seeing even greater competition and more participation for the second edition of our Sportsfest next year.”

The inter-shift and inter-department competition, which kicked off on Aug. 19, saw a total of 144 competing squads representing seven teams from Concourse A, Concourse B, Concourse C, Concourse D, Terminal 2 & AMIA, Back Office & Cash Office, Distribution Centre (DC) as well as The Irish Village who joined the T2 & AMIA team. All teams played their best in five different sporting events including basketball, volleyball (men & women), football, badminton (men & women) and cricket.

The finals and prize presentation were attended by Dubai Duty Free management and staff headed by Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi, Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, Bernard Creed, Senior Vice President – Finance, Mona Al Ali, Senior Vice President – Human Resources, Michael Schmidt, Senior Vice President – Retail Support and Kumar Ananthan, Vice President – Finance.

Below is the result of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Summer Sportsfest with all the winning teams received a group trophy, individual medals and Dubai Duty Free gift cards.

Men’s Badminton
-Bronze: Back Office & Cash office Dragons
-Silver: Concourse D Mambas
-Gold: Concourse D Mambas

Women’s Badminton
-Bronze: Back Office & Cash office Dragons
-Silver: Concourse A Eagles
-Gold: Back Office & Cash office Dragons

Men’s Volleyball
-Bronze: Concourse B Phoenix
-Silver: Back Office & Cash office Dragons
-Gold: DC Stallions

Women’s Volleyball
-Bronze: Concourse B Phoenix
-Silver: DC Stallions
-Gold: Concourse B Phoenix

Cricket
-Bronze: Concourse D Mambas
-Silver: DC Stallions
-Gold: Back Office & Cash office Dragons

Football
-Bronze: T2/AMIA Falcons
-Silver: Concourse B Phoenix
-Gold: DC Stallions

Basketball
-Bronze: Concourse B Phoenix
-Silver: Back Office & Cash Office Dragons
-Gold: Concourse B Phoenix

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