Rugby

The Sevens Stadium is best known as a world-class rugby facility and home of the annual Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens – Dubai’s most-loved sports event.

This prestigious three-day rugby tournament welcomes over 100,000 fans, 28 international rugby teams and 250 invitational teams from all over the world.

As the expat community expands in Dubai, the sport continues to grow. The stadium’s eight pitches are kitted out with pitch markings, flags and posts to allow training and games throughout the week. The Sevens Stadium is now home to two of the best rugby clubs in the UAE Rugby Federation League – the Dubai Exiles and Dubai Hurricanes. They train throughout the season and play their games on Fridays. The stadium is now also the training ground for the Dubai Beavers and Sharjah Wanderers.

Friday is match day and on average three matches take place here every week. It’s a great day out for the family, with morning mini and youth training sessions.

Once you’ve come off the pitch, you can unwind with a buffet meal or a drink at our bar, or take advantage of our catering facilities in the Banquet Room. If you’re interested in becoming a partner club or just looking to organise a friendly game, please contact Lidia on sports.events@thesevens.ae.

Rugby Facts:

  • The Sevens Stadium has been home to the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens since 2009
  • Dubai Exiles is the oldest rugby club in the UAE
  • UAE National 7s team train at The Sevens Stadium
  • Every Friday over 200 children train at Exiles and Hurricanes mini and youth sessions

Want to play?

Want to join a team or have a team that wants to play? Please fill out the form below, or contact us on

+971 4 8096605

Located 20 mins from DXB