Flex your skills at the upcoming Arab Judo Championship


Scheduled for 16-20 November, there are different categories ranging from age to gender

Abu Dhabi is quickly establishing itself as a global sports hub, hosting several major events in the coming months.

And now, they’ve announced the Arab Judo Championship for various age groups and genders in Fujairah from 16-20 November.

Mohammed Bin Thaaloob Al Derie, President of the UAE Judo Federation (UAEJF) also announced the establishment of a special training camp for the national team in Bulgaria. The camp will help athletes prepare for the Judo World Masters, which will take place in Budapest from 4-6 August.

The same is also part of the preparatory programme for participating in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2023, adding that both championships will pave the way for the UAE team’s participation in the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Al Derie also highlighted the completion of the construction of the federation’s new headquarters in Baniyas East, in line with international standards and the federation’s vision to meet future requirements.

He said the federation is looking forward to inaugurating the new headquarters at the end of 2023, having it coincide with the country’s celebration of the 52nd National Day.

The project has now become a reality and is a true model of modernity in terms of national sports facilities and infrastructure, due to the support of the UAE’s leadership and in line with the National Sports Strategy 2031, he added.

The project includes multi-purpose sports and recreational halls with world-class specifications, as well as a sports hotel and a fitness centre and gymnasium, he further added.



16-20 November




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