UAE Winter Sports Federation and Ski Dubai Forge Alliance in Preparation for 2026 Winter Olympics

UAE Winter Sports Federation

Abu Dhabi, The Gulf Observer: In a landmark development aimed at bolstering the UAE’s presence in global winter sports, the UAE Winter Sports Federation and Majid Al Futtaim Entertainment’s Ski Dubai have solidified their commitment through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This strategic partnership is geared towards providing comprehensive support to the UAE National Team in its journey towards the 2026 Winter Olympics in Cortina, Italy.

The signing ceremony, attended by dignitaries including Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri, Director-General for the General Authority of Sports, and Ignace Lahoud, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Entertainment, marks a significant milestone in the collaborative efforts to enhance snow sports within the UAE. Hamel Ahmed Al Qubaisi, Vice President of the UAE Winter Sports Federation, and Mohammad El Etri, Managing Director UAE & Oman & Global Snow Majid Al Futtaim Entertainment, inked the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

Under the terms of the MoU, Ski Dubai will play a pivotal role as a strategic partner, extending crucial support to the UAE National Team through various avenues such as training camps, provision of resources, and logistical assistance. This partnership underscores a shared vision between the UAE Winter Sports Federation and Ski Dubai to foster the growth and development of snow sports in the UAE.

Highlighting the significance of the collaboration, Hamel Al Qubaisi reiterated the UAE Winter Sports Federation’s unwavering dedication to advancing winter sports, particularly skiing, which has already witnessed notable achievements on the international stage. Emphasizing the pivotal role of Ski Dubai in nurturing young Emirati talents, Mohammad El Etri underscored the partnership’s importance in continuing the legacy of excellence established since the inception of Ski Dubai in 2005.

This joint endeavor not only signifies a renewed commitment to accelerating the development of snow sports within the UAE but also underscores the broader mission of the UAE National Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the Dubai Sports Council to promote diverse sporting disciplines across the country.

As preparations intensify for the 2026 Winter Olympics, the UAE National Ski Team is poised to embark on a remarkable journey, representing the nation on the global stage and exemplifying the spirit of sportsmanship and determination. Through concerted efforts and collaborative partnerships, the UAE continues to solidify its position as a rising force in the realm of international sports, with the forthcoming Winter Olympics serving as a testament to the nation’s unwavering commitment to sporting excellence.