16 May, 2007

Dubai Exiles Club Exiled

Gulf News today reported that Dubai Exiles Rugby Club has been served an eviction notice from Dubai Municipality, effective July. Chairman Steve Blackburn talking about what options are available moving forward... “to close the club and distribute any money to all members; rebuild the club in the new plot; or simply close it down.”

What a shame for the Dubai sporting communities. This will not only affect the 3 rugby teams who call Exiles home, but also Dubai Netball League, Dubai Hurling & Gaelic Football, and Dubai Soccer. Not to mention the international Rugby events held at the site each year (the 7's being one of the highlights of Dubai's sporting & social calendars), as well as being a fantastic venue for concerts & events.

8 comments:

stained said...

now which high rise building are they gonna build there.......sheesh

he IS havin a Larf!!! said...

so much for dubai cares!

Back of House in DXB said...

I apologise on behalf of whole industry if it turns out it's another bloody hotel!

CG said...

Old news. They were informed of this decision over 6 months ago.....
yawnnnnnnnn

Anonymous said...

This is a shame especially since I'd be missing out those scrum sessions with a straight sip out of my hip flask.

mubarak said...

Rugby!! its not popular here anyway!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's part of the giant horse racing project Meydan. Interesting denials in the rival papers today. Especially as I've since heard from a few well placed people that the notice has indeed been served.

It wouldn't make sense for it to be spared for all this time, after all Nad Al Sheba is closing on May 31!

DubaiSalsa said...

cg ... nice photo .. hehe

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