Fun in the sun: Why pick Dubai for your next netball tour

Mark GardnerDubai, Netball


Here are our top 3 reasons why Dubai is the perfect destination for your next netball tour

Think about the perfect netball tour and what comes to mind? Competitive fixtures? Check!

Sunshine and clear blue skies? Check, Check!

How about the opportunity for some ‘out of court’ fun and relaxation? There’s more to a sports tour besides the actual game, you know, and Dubai offers plenty of both. Situated in the exotic United Arab Emirates, Dubai ensures a fun a productive netball tour that incorporates matches and excursions in the neighbouring capital, Abu Dhabi.

From shopping trips in the city, to sightseeing and excursions in the desert, there’s plenty for everybody to enjoy in between some most exciting fixtures on the court. Here are our top 3 reasons why Dubai is the perfect destination for your next netball tour.

1. Girls’ got game

Maybe it’s the beautiful sunshine, who knows? But for years now, netball has remained a firm favourite sport for girls in schools in colleges across Dubai. Combine this with the growing ex-pat community and world-class facilities on offer, and it’s easy to see why the standard of play is so high here.

In fact, Dubai has become one of the most popular destinations for players around the world looking to develop their tactics on the court and grow together as a team. There’s plenty of opportunity for fun, challenging, and productive fixtures for players at every level, from expert to novice.

What’s more, Dubai is one of rare parts of the world that holds a deep and passionate admiration for this fantastic sport outside of the UK — only with much better weather, of course!

2. So much to see, so much to do

Excitement is never far away in Dubai. Even after the whistle has blown and the scores are final, there’s always room for more adventure, a chance to let your hair down, or another eye-opening experience to share with friends.

With the best consultative advice, experience, and resort knowledge, our team understands exactly what goes into crafting a truly memorable trip to Dubai for teams at every level. In April this year, MSG will be traveling with the girls and staff from Helsby High School. Here’s an overview of their tailored itinerary, and just a few highlights of the places they’ll be visiting:

Wild Wadi Water Park

First day: Overnight flight into Dubai.
Two: Check-in to Crowne Plaza Yas Island for 2 nights and visit the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque.
Three: Morning at Yas Marina Mall, the afternoon is Game Day 1.
Four: Transfer to Dubai and Check-in Dubai World Trade Centre apartments, full Day at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

Wild Wadi Waterpark combines 30 rides and attractions to offer gravity-defying thrills and spills on a truly gargantuan scale. Widely considered to be one of the best in the world, no other waterpark comes close to this adventure playground come-to-life. Situated on the stunning Jumeirah Beach, we can’t imagine a better way to ease the bodies off the physical tour match encounters.

Dubai Mall

Five: Dubai Mall for shopping and ‘At The Top’ Burj Khalifa, afternoon Game Day.
Six: Morning Tour of Dubai, afternoon Game Day.

Netball tours to Dubai

Indulge in 4 floors of wall to wall shops, kiosks, megastores, and so much more… Dubai Mall has over 1,200 stores and venues attracting over 54 million visitors each year. As well as the chance to shop ‘til you drop, there’s also an array of attractions including an indoor aquarium and multiplex cinema.

Evening Safari

Seven: Morning Visit to the spice soukhs, afternoon Game Day.
Eight: Free Day for final shopping.
Final day: Evening Desert safari with BBQ and then an overnight flight to the UK from Dubai Airport.

Big Red, known by the locals as Al Hamar, is one of the most popular places to go dune bashing in Dubai. Take a thrilling ride across the towering dunes and round off the adventure day at one of the desert camps with a delicious barbecue and live entertainment.

“Having rung around a number of companies, I was instantly struck by MSG’s personable and attentive manner followed by a very competitive quote. To date, nothing has appeared too much trouble and attention to detail appears impressive …….bring on the trip!”

– R. Clarke, Helsby High School (2018 Netball Tour to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Get in touch with MSG and start planning your own netball tour here

3. Dubai Desert Netball Festival

Running over 4 days, the Desert Netball Festival attracts touring teams from around the world every year, and is hosted at the renowned Dubai Sports City.

Whether combined with your netball tour of Dubai, or as a single excursion, the tournament is a fun and competitive experience that’s open to U12’s, U14’s, U16’s and Senior teams. Event highlights include a phenomenal opening ceremony a chance to train and practice at the park’s world-class facilities, and, of course, an opportunity to celebrate the sport with players from across the globe.

Netball tour to Dubai

The next festival takes place in October 2018 (25th – 28th) and falls perfectly in line with the half-term break. Which makes it an ideal trip for girls looking to test their mettle as they also get to enjoy some fun and relaxation in the sun.

For more details about our package deal for netball groups looking to experience the 2018 Dubai Desert Festival in full click here