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Ras Al Khaimah chosen to host the distinguished 2023 Minifootball World Cup

  • World Minifootball Federation (WMF) selects Ras Al Khaimah to stage the biennial worldwide soccer competitors, cementing the emirate’s repute as a number one sports activities and athleticism vacation spot

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: Sports activities tourism is gaining momentum in Ras Al Khaimah with the vacation spot named host of the 2023 Minifootball (WMF) World Cup, a mega worldwide soccer competitors held each two years that pulls 1000’s of spectators and followers from across the globe.

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Improvement Authority (RAKTDA) received the extremely aggressive bid to stage the 2023 match with the World Minifootball Federation (WMF) choosing the vacation spot over different shortlisted contenders, together with Manila and Budapest.  Last match dates might be introduced within the coming weeks.

The match, which can deliver collectively 24 nationwide groups and 1000’s of spectators to Ras Al Khaimah, cements the vacation spot’s repute for staging worldwide sporting occasions, with the emirate already taking part in host to high-profile occasions together with the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, the world’s quickest half marathon which attracts greater than 5,000 members a 12 months, street biking competitors UAE Tour in addition to famend worldwide golf championships, the DP World Tour and the European Tour.

Along with the numerous tourism growth and financial advantages that internet hosting the 2023 WMF World Cup will ship, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Improvement Authority (RAKTDA) believes the match will act as a springboard for the promotion of minifootball within the UAE, encouraging extra residents and guests to play the game, in step with the emirate’s targets to foster livability in addition to partaking with native faculties and sports activities golf equipment inside the native and broader UAE group.

Raki Phillips, Chief Govt Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Improvement Authority, mentioned: “Successful the bid to host the 2023 WMF World Cup marks one other milestone in our technique to advertise Ras Al Khaimah as a vacation spot for athleticism and main sporting occasions and I wish to thank the World Minifootball Federation for choosing the emirate to stage this prestigious match, one sought-after by many cities all over the world. We think about this a significant win for the group, not solely in Ras Al Khaimah, however the UAE and wider Center East area, and now we have the complete assist of all stakeholders in orchestrating what we consider would be the most complete, collaborative and group engaged WMF Cup match to this point.”

“We’re overwhelmingly proud to have the ability to showcase Ras Al Khaimah as a centre for sports activities and tourism to a brand new demographic of holiday makers, together with competing WMF Cup athletes, their groups and 1000’s of avid minifootball followers, with the emirate not solely house to nice sports activities amenities, however a variety of outside actions, together with journey pursuits on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain.”

Filip Juda, President of the World Minifootball Federation, mentioned: “I’m excited to announce that the 2023 match will happen in Ras Al Khaimah, a extremely enticing vacation spot for a lot of causes, together with its confirmed monitor file staging main sporting occasions. What impressed our judging panel was the vacation spot’s compelling and various tourism providing, ease of entry for our groups and followers; and importantly, its dedication to selling sports activities in the neighborhood, with the 2023 World Cup throwing the highlight on minifootball within the UAE and regionally, highlighting its constructive contribution to the event of society.”

“I wish to congratulate Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Improvement Authority (RAKTDA) for successful the 2023 match bid and sit up for collaborating with the tourism authority to arrange and ship an excellent occasion that may wow our members, members and followers.”

The WMF World Cup is a biennial match contested by the senior males’s nationwide groups of World Minifootball Federation (WMF) members. The time period ‘minifootball’ means small-sided soccer open to beginner gamers, with WMF competitions targeted on participant growth, teambuilding, honest play and inter-relations between thousands and thousands of minifootball members globally, with the quantity gamers rising considerably in recent times.

The final Minifootball World Cup was staged in Perth, Western Australia, in 2019. With the 2021 match, which was attributable to be staged in Kyiv, Ukraine, postponed within the wake of the pandemic, Ras Al Khaimah is anticipating sturdy demand from followers planning to attend the 2023 occasion.

Generally known as the character emirate, with huge out of doors areas, a lovely all-year-round local weather, with temperatures within the mountains round 10 levels cooler than elsewhere within the UAE, and a plethora of tourism points of interest encompassing tradition and heritage, deserts dunes and sandy seashores, plus mountain actions together with the world’s longest zipline, Ras Al Khaimah is the best location for sports activities occasions guests.  With the vacation spot served by 4 worldwide air airports throughout the UAE, together with Ras Al Khaimah Worldwide Airport, it’s simply accessible to 2 billion folks inside a four-hour flight radius.

Ras Al Khaimah’s credentials as a group targeted and secure vacation spot additionally performed a task in securing the 2023 WMF World Cup, with the UAE rating seventh worldwide for general security and safety in World Financial Discussion board’s 2019 Journey & Tourism Competitiveness report.

The emirate has additionally been recognised for its strong well being and security initiatives throughout the pandemic, named a secure vacation spot, as licensed by each Bureau Veritas, the worldwide chief in testing, inspection and certification and the WTTC (World Journey & Tourism Council) Secure Travels Stamp, whereas the UAE has one of many highest COVID-19 vaccination charges globally at 98% of the inhabitants.

For extra particulars on the 2023 Minifootball (WMF) World Cup try WMF’s social channels Instagram and Fb.

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About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Improvement Authority (RAKTDA)

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Improvement Authority (RAKTDA) was established in Might 2011 underneath the federal government of Ras Al Khaimah. RAKTDA goals to develop the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and set up Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class vacation spot for leisure and enterprise journey, creating sustainable funding alternatives and enhancing the standard of life for its residents. In an effort to obtain its targets, the Authority has a authorities mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality business.

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