Who can participate

We are all capable of overcoming our inner obstacles. Men and women, of all nationalities, GOV GAMES is a chance for you to work together and achieve the impossible. Hurry-up and join the team bonding experience! We look for team players to put their strengths together. Are you good at strategic thinking and decision making? Are you physically fit and ready to take on demanding challenges? Then your team is waiting for you.

Team Formation

All teams should take into consideration the following:

  • Participants shall be a minimum of 18 years old and must be employed for a minimum of 3 months by the government organization, which they are representing.

  • If it is found that a participant is not employed by the organisation, the organisation’s team will be automatically disqualified.

  • All participants must be physically and mentally fit to take on such a strenuous and demanding obstacle course.

  • All participants must be confident in the water and be able to swim.

  • All participants should sign the waiver and must have gone through the necessary registration process to be eligible to participate.

  • Each player can only compete in one category. If they are registered in both categories, Government Entities and Community Category, the teams they belong to will therefore be disqualified.

  • Participants shall be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must be a legal resident of the United Arab Emirates.

  • Must have qualified at Gov Games pre-qualification event.

  • Must be able to cope with extreme conditions.

  • Must be in good health and capable of participating in strenuous athletic activities.

  • Free of any existing or recurring injuries.

  • The teams can be mixed, male or female gender.

  • Team name can represent a company or an organisation, provided they are current employees and present NOC from the company.

  • 5 main team members, and 2 subsitute. At the pre-qualification event 5 team members will compete, if the team is qualified to participate in Gov Games main event, they must add 2 subsistute and register as 7 members. 

  • Each player can only compete in one category. If they are registered in both categories, Government Entities and Community Category, the teams they belong to will therefore be disqualified.

  • All walks of life coming together to represent their city.

  • Each city will assemble a team of 6 members. 3 of the 6 members should be citizens of this city the remaining 3 can be either residents or citizens.

  • Each team should present an official document confirming their representation of the city issued by government entity to participate in GOV GAMES.

  • Everyone is welcome to participate, starting from the public to government employees. *Passport or identification card should be valid and issued by the represented country.

Team Manager

The participating entity should assign a team manager who will be responsible for the following:

  • Register team on GOV GAMES Platform
  • Ensure all team members register their personal details correctly and according to the specified timeline
  • Responsible for all communications with the event organizers, including but not limited to registration and event questions on behalf of his/her team
  • Ensure that his/her team collects their correct sports attire from the specified stores within the specified timeline and ensure they wear them during the competition
  • Must attend the orientation and draw proceedings
  • Ensure that his/her team arrives to the site and checks in on time for the competition
  • Always represents the team and will be responsible for advising the relevant officials of substitutions, appeals and any other required communication
  • Responsible for the conduct of his/her team throughout the entire competition
  • The team manager must be a 'non-competing' team member

Team Captain

One player is assigned as the team captain, and his/her tasks are as follows:

  • Responsible for your teams conduct and morale throughout the event

  • Responsible to make strategic decisions regarding which team members will participate for which obstacles

  • Responsible to ensure your team is on time for each obstacle briefing according to the rules

  • The team captain must be one of the 'competing' team members

Required Mental Agility

  • Ability to work as one team in harmony
  • Tactics and strategic thinking
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Communication and coordination skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure

Required Physical Agility

  • Running capacity (1 km in a minimum of a 6 min time)
  • Physical/Full body strength
  • Ability to balance
  • Ability to swim
  • No fear of heights


All team members should be free of:

  • Injuries
  • Heart disease
  • Chest pain when exercising
  • Blood pressure disorder
  • Any pain in the bones or joints
  • Any feeling of dizziness or fainting during excessive movement
  • Any physical ailments that may lead to a serious physical exertion