April 15th, 2013 | by Brian | Posted in In the news | Comments Closed
BBC News has an article about social sports and expat startups in the Middle East: “Expats see business boom in Mid East“
Whether you want to keep fit or make friends, get a new hobby or resurrect an old one, sport is an important part of life for many people living and working in a country that is not home.
And for one group of expatriates in the United Arab Emirates, spotting that demand from other expats has enabled them to create a booming business.
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February 17th, 2013 | by Brian | Posted in Corporate Wellness, In the news | Comments Closed
DUPLAYS was recently featured in a cover article in Arabian Business Startup magazine’s February 2013 issue:
With more than 40,000 members playing 20-plus sports across the UAE and beyond, Dubai-based sports network DUPLAYS has come a long way in just over five years. Read more »
February 6th, 2013 | by Brian | Posted in In the news | Comments Closed
DUPLAYS and Al Nabooda Automobiles, the exclusive Volkswagen dealer for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, are calling on all creative types for a new competition to design the coolest fleet of cars on the Dubai roads.
Open to amateurs and professionals alike, with no age limits, the competition has set the challenge to design the wrapping of the new Volkswagen cars which will be driven around town by the DUPLAYS head office team. The designs must reflect the Volkswagen brand as well as DUPLAYS values: playing sport while having fun and being social and inclusive. Read more »
January 29th, 2013 | by Brian | Posted in Website | Comments Closed
Paper/plastic cards are so 2012. Get your DUPLAYS member card using Passbook on your iOS or Android phones. Coming soon we’ll have some discounts and offers exclusive to DUPLAYS members.
Log in to duplays.com from your iPhone and from the dashboard click the Passbook icon. Read more »
January 18th, 2013 | by Brian | Posted in Corporate Wellness, In the news | Comments Closed
7 Days in Dubai recently ran a feature article on DUPLAYS year long “sport & wellness” program to get 10% of SEHA’s 17,000 employees active. For more info visit duplays.com/corporate
Whether you’ve set any resolutions for 2013 or not, one thing most people will want to achieve this year is a better work-life balance.
Last week a regional survey carried out by Bayt.com and YouGov revealed 38 per cent of respondents in the UAE claim to receive little or no company support towards achieving a healthy balance. Worrying stuff, but there are progressive companies out there. With more than 17,000 employees, bosses at Abu Dhabi Health Services Co (SEHA) know it is important to ensure staff stay fit and healthy.
The company has teamed up with sport and social providers Duplays to improve ‘corporate wellness’ within the corridors of SEHA. Read more »
October 14th, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in In the news, Website | Comments Closed
DUPLAYS is excited to announce we’re opening up our platform to outside sport and wellness organizers with the official launch of our Community Sport Provider (“CSP”) program: duplays.com/communitysports
On our platform we build “CSP Tools” to help anyone who offers organized sport, wellness or adventure activities: a yoga teacher with 15 students, a youth football academy with 200 players, an adventure racing company, a fitness club, a golf academy, a swimming club, a personal trainer, etc.
The CSP Tools solve a number of problems for small to medium sized sport entrepreneurs. Read more »
August 13th, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in Abu Dhabi, Dubai | Comments Closed
Let DUPLAYS get your office active with our expanded line of corporate sport leagues and events. We have activities for different skill levels, specific industries and social/competitive sports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
- Inter-company Leagues – Play against your competitors
- Intra-company Leagues – Dedicated leagues for just your organisation
- Corporate Events – 1-2 day events that focus on team building through sport
- Corporate Wellness Programs – full year programs
- Download a Corporate Brochure with a list of all our offerings
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August 1st, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Leagues, Website | Comments Closed
For DUPLAYS 2012 Fall Season Dubai & Abu Dhabi leagues we’ve got new sports, easier online payment and great extras. First off we’re proud to announce a partnership with adidas that means every player who signs up online and pays will receive an adidas team shirt. We’ve also got 2,500 Fitness First 3-day guest passes for league members.
Try our new online payment system. Use any UAE debit or credit card and most international cards. There’s 0% extra fee now when paying online, with DUPLAYS bearing all the costs to make it paying for a league faster and more secure. Read more »
July 3rd, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in Events, Website | No Comments »
We’ve organized some of the biggest (and coolest!) sport events in the GCC. From the Snickers World’s Longest Football Match in Doha to the NBA Jam Fest in Abu Dhabi. Recently it was the Castrol Goal Finals where we transformed the Dubai Mall’s Ice Rink into a 5v5 football pitch. Check our event portfolio and let us know what you think!
We’re proud to be a sport company that does events, not an events company that does some sports. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 3rd, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in In the news, Videos | No Comments »
Wamda named DUPLAYS their “Entrepreneur of the Week”. Watch Ravi and Brian talk with Nina Curley of Wamda about DUPLAYS growth from 30 members playing 2 sports in Dubai to 35,000 members in the UAE playing 15+ sports. Read more »
June 1st, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in Website | No Comments »
We’ve rebuilt DUPLAYS.com from the ground up to give you a better user experience.
- Search is now the fastest way to find an activity to join or a sport to try
- Photos are now central to every activity and are a great way to see what each activity has to offer
With this new platform now launched, expect some great new DUPLAYS tools and products in the coming months.
We’d love to hear from you: give us your feedback & suggestions.
May 23rd, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in Events | No Comments »
The top 24 gamers in the world of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12 battled it out in Dubai over 3 days for Alfonso Ramos to be crowned champ and take home the $20,000 1st place prize in the 2012 FIFA Interactive World Cup Dubai. In addition to the gaming and multiple venues, DUPLAYS organized an incredible adventure for the finalists that included visits to the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Seawings flight over Dubai, and more.
May 10th, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in Doha, Events | No Comments »
In Doha, Qatar over 100 youth were trained by the Chelsea Youth Coaches at the Samsung – Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp on May 7-9, 2012.
April 27th, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in Dubai, Events | No Comments »
Panadol Joint Family Beach Fun Day 2012 was a huge success with over 1,000 participants coming to Jumeirah Beach Park on Friday May 11th, 2012 to try out lots of beach games from volleyball to dodgeball, tug-of-war to relay races.
April 21st, 2012 | by Brian | Posted in Dubai | No Comments »
DUPLAYS proudly partnered with Al Nabooda Automobiles Volkswagen for the Dubai Squash Open 2012 held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Over 90 squash players in 5 divisions played over 3 days for AED 10,000 in prizes. Read more »