Dubai: The Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has decided to honor the heroes who were at the frontline of Dubai’s fight against Covid-19 by issuing commemorative medals. The DSC stated that these medals are to celebrate their efforts to contain the pandemic.
“The new medals are a continuation of DSC’s initiative to celebrate not just Dubai’s iconic landmarks, but her heroes as well and immortalize their story,” added the Council.
In the past, DSC’s medals have featured some of the most famous cultural and tourist landmarks of Dubai like the majestic Dubai Frame and Burj Khalifa, the magnificent Museum of the Future and the stunning Mohammed bin Rashid Library, alongside Hamdan Sports Complex, Tolerance Bridge and the Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve.
The medals will be given to the winners of upcoming sports events in Dubai. It will pay homage to the selfless service of various frontline workers of the nation such as:
- Dubai Police
- Dubai Civil Defence
- The staff of Dubai Health Authority
- The First Responders of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services
- Volunteers from different segments of Dubai’s diverse community.
The first of the new medals will be distributed at marine sports competitions that will be taking place this weekend.
The decision to resume marine sports competitions is part of a series of decisions taken by DSC in recent days to gradually reopen the sports sector following weeks of closure due to Covid-19. The decision is in line with the Government of Dubai’s plan to open all sectors of life in the Emirate and complies with instructions issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, and related government agencies.
The winter sports sector in Dubai will be the next to reopen for competitions with a “Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Competition – Slopestyle and Big Air”, which is being organized by Ski Dubai in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council. The event is scheduled for July 31 at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates.
Sports competitions restarted in the Emirate of Dubai last Friday with the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club’s Summer Series, which featured paddle boats, dinghy boats, and yachts.