April 12, 2013 will mark the return of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, to Dubai, for the third year in a row.
Dubai joined the Red Bull X-Fighters calendar in 2011. The event was an instant hit with riders and the public as thousands of spectators witnessed the spectacular competition. The venue for the event this year switches from The Walk’s Jumeirah Beach Residence to the heart of the city at the 3.5 km Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in downtown Dubai, billed as The Centre of Now.
“We are thrilled to see Dubai host the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour for the third year in a row. The iconic venue will add to the glamour and excitement that await spectators”, said Alberto Chahoud, Area Communication Manager for Red Bull – MEA.
Chahoud thanked His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his generous patronage and continuous support. He also paid tribute to the local authorities, various sponsors and supporting media.
The return of Red Bull X-Fighters to Dubai, is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council and supported by du, under its live entertainment platform “du Live!” and with the commitment of Emaar, Ford, Swatch, as well as Bridgestone, Dubai Sports Council, The Dubai Mall and MBC Action.
As to Blink’s involvement and organization of the event, Ahmed Al Shehhy, CEO of Blink Events Management offered his compliments, saying;
“As the Event agency handling Red Bull X-Fighters in Dubai, we are honored to support this worldwide trend, that is stopping in Dubai this year again, with the valuable care given by HH the Crown Prince of Dubai to all sports, competitions and challenges of all types”.
The adrenaline-pumping spectacle will showcase some of the world’s greatest FMX riders, including Levi Sherwood, Robbie Maddison and Nate Adams, vying to battle for the Red Bull X-Fighters World Championship.
Hala Badri, Executive Vice President, Brand and Communications, du, said on the occasion;
“We are thrilled to once again be able to present the jaw-dropping action that is the Red Bull X-Fighters, in such an iconic Dubai location. We are proud to be associated with Red Bull for the Red Bull X-Fighters and Red Bull Racing, and du Live!” will continue to bring the best in live entertainment to the UAE.”
The extended World Tour 2013 kicked off in Mexico City on March 8, where Thomas Pages (FRA) won the season opener in front of 38, 000 enthusiastic spectators. Now 12 riders are headed for Dubai, followed by Glen Helen (USA), Osaka (JAP) and Madrid (ESP). The World Tour’s finale will be in Pretoria (RSA) On September 8, 2013
In 2012, over 20,000 spectators gathered to witness the “Flying Bikes” taking over the sandy beaches of Dubai.
Tickets are available on www.redbullxghters.com and at all Virgin Megastore branches across the UAE.