Exhilarating action, frenzied, immense crowds, party vibes and top-notch entertainment awaits you at the Dubai Rugby Sevens.

This sporting and social event happens in a purpose-built venue – the Sevens Stadium, where the world’s greatest rugby players compete amid cheering fans and heaps of entertainment.

The Dubai Rugby Sevens opening ceremony is Arabic inspired and fire breathers, dancers, and acrobats take the stage and wow the crowd and is lauded as Dubai’s sporting event of the year. Who would want to miss that?

In between games, head over to Rugby Village for a chance to sample Dubai’s delectable food and beverage and play interactive games. There’s a bouncy castle, remote control car competitions and face painting for your kids.

When you’re not watching the action, take a tour through Dubai City, go on a desert safari or Arabian dhow cruise.


Rates include:

  • Return flight from Nairobi to Dubai
  • 4 night accommodation in any of the specified hotels below
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dubai 7s season ticket (Friday and Saturday)
  • Return transfers to Dubai 7s stadium on 30th Nov and 1st Dec (2 way)
  • Desert Safari with dinner
  • Return Airport Transfers

Rates exclude:

  • Activities not mentioned above
  • Tourism tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees: Ksh 11,000 per person

**Rates are subject to change depending on availability.

Hotel Rate on Emirates Airlines in Ksh
Grand Excelsior Deira (4 star)


Best Western Premier Deira (4 star)


Citymax Bur Dubai (3 star)


Novotel Al Barsha (4 star)


Citymax Bur Dubai (3 Star)

Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai is nestled in the heart of Dubai City and is just 20 minutes away from Dubai International Airport. It also provides easy access to Dubai’s souqs and Dubai World Trade Centre.

All of its 691 rooms accord guests with luxury and comfort complete with free WiFi, rooftop pool, rough and rigged gymnasium and vibrant dining options.

There is a sports bar and grill, Indian restaurant, Pan Asian eatery, a café and pool bar.


Citymax Al Barsha (3 Star)

Shopping for gold, catching a movie at IMAX, desert cruise and city tours are activities that you can partake in while staying at the Citymax Hotel Al Barsha due to its convenient location.

Dining options include a sports bar and grill, live performance music bar, 24-hour coffee shop and pool bar.

Rooms have free WiFi, modern décor, rooftop pool and flat-screen TVs.


Novotel Al Barsha (4 Star)

Novotel Dubai Al Barsha gives guests easy access to Dubai’s major business hubs and leisure attractions.

When you’re not drumming up some business or enjoying the action-packed Dubai Rugby Sevens event, you can plunge into a heated outdoor pool at Novotel Dubai.

With a short ride aboard the Sharaf DG Metro, you can arrive at the Mall of the Emirates where you can buy anything your heart desires from diamonds to designer labels.

Jumeirah Beach, Ski Dubai, Burj Khalifa and World Trade Centre are also a short distance away from Novotel Dubai Al Barsha.

All 465 guest rooms feature modern décor, Nespresso coffee machine, air conditioning, free WiFi, flatscreen TV, ensuite bathroom and minibar. Dining options include an onsite buffet restaurant, lounge, pool bar and coffee shop.

Dubai Rugby Sevens 2018 Itinerary

27th November 2018

Board the evening NBO – DXB flight to arrive at Dubai International Airport early morning on 28th November 2018.


28th November 2018

Relax in the lobby as you wait for check in at 2:00 p.m. You may visit the malls, souks and city landmarks. Dubai features a captivating past, historic buildings, world-class museums and an abundance of culture.

Challenge yourself to tour must-visit attractions such as the Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach, famous Palm Jumeirah islands, Gold and Spice Souq, Dubai Creek, Bastakiya area, Burj Khalifa and the 7 star rated Burj Al Arab.

In the evening you could try out a 2-hour dhow cruise through Dubai Creek.

29th November 2018

Spend this morning as you please and head to your desert safari at 2:30 pm.

The Dubai Desert Safari will get you on a high as you traverse the vast wilderness on a 4X4 Land Cruiser. Dune bashing, henna painting and camel riding will present you with amazing selfie opportunities.

This will culminate in a belly dancing show, tanoura dance session and BBQ dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options.

30th November – 1st December 2018

You will be transferred from the hotel to The Sevens Stadium to watch top rugby players battle it out. These competitions will be punctuated by heaps of entertainment for fans. Foodies will feel at home at the Rugby Village and music enthusiasts will have a chance to sample great music from international bands at Rugby Rock.

Show up and cheer for your team as you create lifelong memories.

2nd December 2018

Your Dubai Rugby Sevens tour will come to an end as you check depending on your flight timing. You will then be transferred to the airport.


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