NZ have won the World 7s Series every year since it started in , except for when Fiji won. First one was held in Murrayfield, Scotland.
Subsequent events were held in Hong Kong twice and Argentina. Fiji have won twice, England and New Zealand once each. Gates open , rugby games start about and finish about , gates close about midnight. Tickets: are sold out. Thursday when the club and social games are on is free entry, no ticket required.
Children under the age of 12 are allowed in free.
When leaving the rugby 7s, if returning to Dubai, take the Labhab Rd exit from the car park opposite direction to the Al Ain Rd , turn right, and then join the Dubai Al Ain Rd at the main intersection. Otherwise you have to drive up the Al Ain highway towards Al Ain about 5km before you get to an intersection where a U-turn is possible and it's an awkward intersection.
Transport: Taxis should be available but there's likely to be a long queue for the return trip, allow dhs each way from Dubai. Bus transport free to several destinations in Dubai is available for departures from the Emirates Stadium, but not to get there, however the organisers say you can leave your car there overnight all car parking is free.
Families: There is an alcohol-free Family Stand where you can install children if they have a drinking problem. There's a kiddies play area with a bouncy castle or house or horse or something else inflatable.
Facilities: Six floodlit playing fields with one surrounded by grandstands which can hold up to 40, people. A purpose built players club house with loud music to stop them from falling asleep.
A large Heineken tent with, you guessed it, lots of Heineken. A Jacob's Creek tent with less Heineken.
Drink prices are 25 dhs for a can of Heineken or glass of wine, 5 dhs for soft drinks or water. A car park for up to 15, cars. A few booths selling rugby memorabilia, inflatable suits, car raffle tickets.
And that's about it. Entertainment: The Aggreko Dynamos cheerleading team that provide a pleasant distraction from watching the the heaving sweaty bodies pounding away during the rugby games. Dubai Rugby 7s - tickets, transport, and other information Dates 29 November to 01 December at Dubai Exiles Rugby Club, the last time the Rugby7s is hosted there as the club is scheduled to be knocked down to make way for the new Meydan racecourse and sports development.
Tickets sold out several weeks before the tournament started.
Free entry on Thursday 29 November , gates open at 7 am. Online orders and ticket information from www. Free buses will be provided to take people home from 7pm until midnight or later , every 10 minutes allegedly.
About 70, people expected to attend, including participants. Over 12, overseas vistors will be joining in. ZU2, the U2 tribute band, are scheduled to hit the stage for 'Rugby Rock ' at the Rugby Village after the IRB final match they were booked for but rain stopped play, so to speak.
Family Zone - parents and children under 12 can escape the alcohol-fueled madness of the main public area and relax in a separate alcohol-free Family Area. Saba'a Arabic for '7' and Scrummy are fluffy mascots who run up and down the sidelines and appear in your photos when you don't want them to.
Aggreko Dynamos not Agrekko are the Australian cheerleaders in orange suits who wobble their pom-poms and never appear in your photos when you want them to.
The Dubai Rugby Sevens Long Lunch is where you can be entertained by well-known rugby personalities talking sh Good entertainment to start off the tournament with. Alcohol and Drink Tokens for Dubai Rugby Sevens You're not allowed to bring your own alcohol, nor are you supposed to drink alcohol if you're under 21 years old.
No refunds are given. Beer is dhs a can, wine 20 dhs a glass, soft drinks 5 dhs a can. There are kegs, cooler bags, bottles available also.
Friday 01 December is dhs per ticket and Saturday 02 December is dhs. Both days together for dhs. Free for children under Free entry on opening day - Thursday 30 November , with local, regional, and invitation competitions.
If you get to Emirates Road or Hatta , you've gone too far.
Turn around. Gulf News reported on 21 November that all season tickets were sold out, and only tickets for the opening day meaning Friday, not Thursday, presumably were still available.
Free shuttle bus service is being organised using double decker buses from 7pm to midnight, running every 10 minutes from Dubai Exiles ground into Dubai no, we don't know exactly where either. Note that the word "organised" often has quite a broad definition in Dubai, with synonyms including "disorganised", "delayed", and "failed to materialise".
Up to 30, people attended in As the main stadium only holds 25, people, that explains why there's always people in front of you in the queue at the bar.
The final day sees one of the biggest parties in Dubai kicking off after the games have finished - the 'Rugby Rock', usually with a decent enough band getting the punters hopping about.
ZU2 a U2 tribute band got trumped by the rain for And no one argued.