The Gov Games is a series of physical and mental challenges that bring together people from the UAE and beyond. A unique initiative, the Games reinforce team spirit and collaborative work between colleagues and government sectors from across the world. Launched in 2018 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Gov Games have been getting better and stronger every year

GovGames2020

Purpose of the games

Together

We are the building blocks of our communities

Inspire

Sports bring out the best in us. Let’s find our motivation and inspiration.

Connect

We honour our cities: their diversity and their unity

One Spirit

Let’s celebrate what makes us different and what makes us the same. #1team1spirit

Battle Of The Cities

Gov Games is going global… As our team spirit grows, so do we, we’re calling on international athletes from around the world to be part of The Battle of the Cities!

Obstacles

9 gruelling challenges that you must overcome to reach the finale

We all have mountains to climb, but we don’t have to climb them alone. Let’s overcome our fears together. Let’s explore the strength within us.

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171 teams confirm participation in Gov Games 2020

25 February 2020

Exciting four-day event to see the participation of 99 male teams and 36 female teams 36 cities to see action in first edition of “Battle of the Cities A total of 171 teams have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Gov Games 2020 as interaction and excitement continues to grow among organizations throughout the country ahead of the event. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council and organized by the Executive Council of Dubai in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council, the third edition comprises obstacles including a series of creative and innovative competitions that will be held from the 18th  to 21st of March, 2020 at Kite Beach in Dubai.  This year's edition of the event, which celebrates the theme, 'One team, One spirit,' will see teams competing against one another as they are presented with numerous mental and physical challenges that aim to redefine what is possible, exceed perceived strength, enhance determination, promote diversity, celebrate teamwork, and spread excellency and tolerance among government employees and participants from around the world. This year will also witness the introduction of a new exciting challenge that gives international cities the chance to compete and be the champion of the new ‘Battle of the Cities’ category, while local and federal government entities will race to victory for the local title. The overwhelming response from the participants reflects the commitment of government entities to contribute to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to inspire and connect people in order to overcome obstacles and achieve accomplishments that reinforce the leading international position of Dubai and the UAE as this edition of the games is set to feature the participation of 135 local government teams consisting of 99 men’s teams and 36 women’s teams.  H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, who conceived the Gov Games initiative, declared the launch of the new  ‘Battle of the Cities’ category, which will further evolve the games into a global sporting event. This category will welcome teams representing cities from the United States (US), France, Sweden, Australia, Russia, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Norway, Greece, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Armenia, south Korea in addition to south Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. Now in its third edition, Gov Games continues to reflect the UAE's vision to inspire people to come together and work closely towards achieving mutual objectives--marked by the positive results that it has created in the last few years and success in positioning the event at the top of the emirate's sports agenda. Last year's edition of the event saw astonishing performances from the female teams, which puts them on the same advanced level of the male teams. Gov Games is expected to see the participation of numerous international teams in the pioneering 'Battle of the cities' category.

172 local and UAE Federal Government teams and international participants receive detailed brief on rules, regulations and prizes ‘Risk and reward’ bonus points added as teams chase AED 1 million

13 March 2019

Dubai, March 13th 2019: The Organizing Committee of Gov Games 2019 today hosted an ‘Orientation Day’ for teams from local and federal UAE Government entities participating in the second edition of the much-anticipated tournament, which will be held on Kite Beach, in Dubai, from 3 to 6 April 2019

Hamdan bin Mohammed to lead F3 Team in Gov Games 2019

08 March 2019

Dubai, 8th March, 2019 The F3 Team led by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has announced H.H. Sheikh Hamdan will participate in the second edition of the Gov Games on 3rd-6th April 2019, in Dubai.

Challenge accepted! Government entities to display Gov Games commitment in new flag garden on Dubai’s Kite Beach

30 December 2018

Dubai, UAE – Jan 30th, 2019: Government entities across Dubai and the UAE have been urged to officially accept the challenge of Gov Games 2019, an initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, by planting their team flag at a dedicated Gov Games Flag Garden on Kite Beach in Dubai.

Under the directive of the Crown Prince of Dubai Gov Games returns in April 2019

18 December 2018

Dubai, UAE – 19th December, 2018: The second edition of the Gov Games, an initiative conceived by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, will return to Dubai from 3-6 April, 2019.

Event Details

18 - 21

March 2020

Kite Beach, Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 1, Dubai, UAE

The event will be open to the general public for both ladies and men's teams