Abu Dhabi Sports Council

The latest achievements, successes and development of UAE sport is thanks to the farsighted vision of the Leader the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan "may Almighty Allah preserves him" as the UAE is currently one of the advanced nations in terms of sporting accomplishments at the international level.


It is no doubt that the generous patronage of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Lt. General His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces is the main momentum that motivate grateful UAE nationals to move ahead steadily to accomplish new achievements and feats so as to keep the flag of the UAE flying high in the sky.


The Abu Dhabi Sports Council has been regulated in order to work in a highly professional and methodological way, and to develop the sport sector in the UAE in general and in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in particular, keeping the same pace, and to moving on the way of successes guided by the directives of the Leader of the Nation.
Here we are to complete the process aiming to avail a bright future for the sons of the UAE.

Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Chairman- Abu Dhabi Sports Council


Leading and participating in the success of sports activities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and making sports as active element in the progress of the United Arab Emirates through the development of sports clubs in all fields and qualification of capabilities of sports generations from juniors to professionals to participate seriously in continental and international tournaments with a view to compete and win.


Cooperating with institutions and bodies partnering with the council in order to achieve integrated and direct partnership in implementing international standards in all sports activities, in addition to provision of active support for institutions and sports activities in the Emirate, while practicing openness with transparency and responsibility in order to take resolutions firmly and credibly. This is in addition to making sports as a life style in which all the public can participate through comprehensive dealing whatever the social status, the sex or age is.

Values forwarding Council's Steps
  • Sports affect the development and promotion of man's life and therefore no person may be excluded from participation because of the sex, age, disability, religion or social status.
  • The council will be an open, fair and liable institution that takes its decisions based upon objective facts. Each individuals or institution managed, financed or supported by the council must be committed with those principles.
  • The council will cooperate with institutions and bodies partnering with the council to develop sports through all available resources.
Strategic priorities.
  • Undertaking the provision of support and supervision for all clubs, sports institutions and individuals as liable governmental sports bodies.
  • fulfillment of the needs and requirements of the Asian Federation in order to enforce professionalism in Abu Dhabi clubs by developing football clubs and qualification of the same to take part in the Tournament of Professional clubs for the year.
  • provision of all services of sports support to all sports clubs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • spreading awareness and providing sports training for individuals and clubs by providing and coordinating awareness programs based upon a methodological plan for the same.
  • working with the Media Sector to spread sports culture in the community.
  • encouraging cooperation among the Private Sector and sports clubs in order to provide care and financial support for sports clubs.
  • development and support of school sports by following up competitions and academic sports curricula and concentrating upon sports awareness.
  • creating attractive opportunities of sport tourism, hosting international tournaments and making them seasonal and recurrent through coordination with the concerned bodies to take part in support and development of local economy together with spreading of health awareness among all classes of the community and concentrating on gymnastics.