sports facilities with the local community, for instance with local schools or with the general public

In order to promote a culture of sports and well-being that leads to people's health, the University carries out different events and activities that promote the aforementioned, participating universities, also creating well-being among the entire university community and, in turn, activities for the staff. they are carried out to generate a good work environment, additionally the local community is also invited to the events to make them part of the sports culture.

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  • Sports at CUD

At CUD we recognize that the importance of staying healthy and active and offer a number of sporting activities to our students on campus. Students, Staff and Local Community are encouraged to take part as an active role in sports at university can help them develop practical skills like team work, discipline, sportsmanship, cooperation, dedication and decision making, supporting both their physical and personality development, and helping them progress in the future. Our dedicated Sports Program offers students the opportunity for regular training and practices, intra and inter-mural competitions, and our sports teams play matches in tournaments and events across the UAE.

  • Sports at CUD - Football and Basketball Field

The University's soccer and basketball fields are often used by the local community for different events that are totally free and that create spaces for sportsmanship and well-being among people of the local community.

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To celebrate Mandela Day, Canadian University Dubai (CUD) joined 'The Biggest Judo Class' on April 18, 2021 organized by the European Judo Union in Lisbon, Portugal. The event was hosted by Olympic Athlete Nuno Delgado during the 2021 European Judo Tournament, with participants attending virtually from all over the world. Performing physical exercise in live streaming mode for 30 minutes and using hashtag #BJC2021 on social media, participants were brought together around the values of judo and its moral code; respect, courage, modesty, self-control, friendship, sincerity, honour, courtesy, and sustainability. Students and faculty of CUD’s Sports Management program took part in the festivities from their homes in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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A total of 32 competitors took part in a closely fought Pool Competition organized by Mr. Dusan Popovic, Sports Coordinator of CUD.Students and staff members battled through the initial stages, each game consisting of a single frame with the winners progressing through to the later stages. The semis and the final were each fought over three frames. The winner of the competition was Kristin Mathew who was awarded a trophy and AED 500. She defeated Abdallah Baswaid who nevertheless picked up AED 250 and a silver medal. In third place with a bronze medal and prize of AED 100 came Farouk Mohammed Dalhatu who defeated Sheikh Mohammed Abzal in the losers final. Two new Pool Tables were brought in for the Competition, increasing the facilities now available for indoor sport in the university.

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Local High schools competed for CUD's Canada Cup 2019 under the direction of Mr. Dusan Popovic, Sports Coordinator in the university. The event was held in JSS Private School, CUD’s practice venue for soccer. A total of fifty-five students from four teams took part in the competition with the American International School, Dubai emerging as eventual winners, defeating the International School of Arts and Sciences in the final. Third and fourth places went to Dubai National School Al Twar and the Collegiate American School respectively. Speaking after the event, Mr. Dusan said the competition was close and the standard of football was excellent. He thanked JSS Private School for providing the venue and congratulated all the coaches for preparing their teams so well.

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The University holds a free basketball tournament where students, staff and the local community could participate by registering as tournament participants on the web portal, the event was an open door for the public of the community to observe the tournament and become part of the culture of sport and well-being that the University promotes in its facilities.

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  • Canadian University Dubai Sports Day

The university, in order to promote the culture of sports in the community, celebrated the Sports Day where CUD opened its doors for the participation of students, staff and people from the local community as well as other universities from the different sports activities that rewarded the winners, football matches, basketball, table tennis. The event was free to access and relatives of the participants' spectators gave encouragement in the competitions.

  • Trials for C.U.D. Sports

Anyone who wants to be part of the CUD sports teams needs to attend!!!

    • Badminton

Sunday 3rd, 10th October

12-1:30pm Sports Hall

  • Table Tennis

Sunday 3rd, 10th October

1:30-3pm Sports Hall

  • Football

Monday 4th, 11th October

12-1:30pm Sports Hall

  • Basketball

Tuesday 5th, 12th October

12-1:30pm Sports Hall

  • Volleyball

Wednesday 6th, 13th October

12-1:30pm Sports Hall

  • Tennis

Wednesday 6th, 13th October

4-5pm Tennis court

  • Cricket

Thursday 7th, 14th October

12-1:30pm Sports Hall

If you have any questions please contact Mr. John Sherratt room B1-14.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) celebrated the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on April 6, 2021 with Al Wasl Sports Club (AWC) by participating in the Peace and Sport’s #WhiteCard campaign.

Established by the United Nations General Assembly and the International Olympic Committee, April 6 recognizes the role that sport plays in society and its power to foster dialogue, understanding, social inclusion, and peace.

To commemorate this special day, Canadian University Dubai organized an Academic Seminar of Football Management with the partnership of AWC. 

Dr. Leonardo Mataruna, Professor of Sports Management, Canadian University Dubai, said: “This year, we are all still facing an unprecedented situation. This occasion provides the opportunity for CUD and AWC to highlight the unique power of sport in supporting people and communities to overcome the challenges imposed by the pandemic.”

With reference to the yellow and red card in many sports, a #WhiteCard is a symbol created by the Peace and Sport organization to represent the positive power of sport for peace and social inclusion.

The core message of the 2021 #WhiteCard campaign is “behind each #WhiteCard, there is a story.” It seeks to highlight and draw attention to the stories of individuals and communities who have been positively impacted by sport all around the globe. Through a #WhiteCard, everyone can advocate for the unique power of sport for social development and peace, sharing personal stories on how sport has helped people to overcome challenges.

Yousef Al Sayed, Marketing Manager, Al Wasl Sports Club, said: “We are very proud to promote this initiative of the #WhiteCard with CUD in the United Arab Emirates. This is a universal movement from the sport community which has contributed to the promotion of peace all around the world."

CUD and AWC established a partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in April 2021. The MoU represents an ongoing relationship that supports cooperation and engagement between the two parties through various activities, including: internship opportunities, academic-related projects and events, research initiatives, outreach programs, and much more.

This event was organized through CUD’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management program, that gives students a profound understanding of the issues and practices prevalent in sport management, while teaching them how to negotiate contracts with players and vendors through athletic valuation, attract crowds to sports events, and coordinate external communication through traditional and digital media.

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Charged Access

The university has a free service for students and gym staff that allows them to exercise every day of the week. This service for the community has a cost that, depending on the economic situation of the person who wants to access the monthly subscription, has a discount for people from the local community who do not belong to the university.

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