Al Bustan Centre & Residence hosted the participants of Fazza Boccia World Open 2018

 The property is named as the strategic official hospitality partner for Dubai Club for People of Determination

Dubai, UAE (December 24, 2018) – Al Bustan Centre & Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, recently hosted the participants of the 5th Fazza Boccia World Open 2018 held from 15th to 20th December 2018.

The six day competition organized by the Dubai Club for People of Determination under the banner of the annual Fazza Championships for the People of Determination and hosted at the Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club registered a record breaking participation of 107 athletes representing 23 countries. The competition is governed by the Boccia International Sports Federation.

Originally designed to be played by individuals with cerebral palsy; the sport has developed to engage individuals with various severe disabilities affecting motor skills. The 5th Boccia World Open competition was divided into four categories and enabled the winners in each category to accumulate points to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Moussa El Hayek, Chief Operating Officer of Al Bustan Centre and Residence, said: “Participation in any active recreation or any sports championships like these helps people of determination to feel independent and equal in society, with choice and control of their lives. Dubai plans to host a lot of such opportunities to remove the barriers that restrict life choices for people of determination. We, at Al Bustan Centre, as the official hospitality partner pledge to provide the best of services and amenities and ensure to cater to the tiniest needs of these individuals so that they can focus on the sport and excel in their performance. We would also like to congratulate each and every participant of the 5th Boccia World Open competition and admire their spirit for changing attitudes and breaking psychological barriers. To showcase our appreciation, the management hosted a gala dinner for all the participants at the property.”

Participating countries included seven new entrants from nations such as Croatia, France, Netherlands, Greece, Morocco, South Africa and Slovenia. From the UAE, a squad of nine athletes – five men and four women participated in the competition. Other countries included Belgium, Australia, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Portugal, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Poland, Morocco, Singapore, Slovakia, USA and Iraq.

Strategically located in the heart of Dubai, Al Bustan Centre & Residence is just 10 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and 50 meters away from Al Nahda Metro Station, giving the hotel guests easy and convenient access to major shopping malls and tourist attractions in the City.

Al Bustan Centre & Residence:

Al Bustan Centre & Residence provides the finest family getaway in the form of a residential, shopping and entertainment complex. An expansive shopping mall with over 95 outlets attached to the property offers the convenience of modern day one-stop shopping. Al Bustan Centre & Residence is ‘your home away from home’ and sets the perfect balance between time for you, your children and family. The property comprises 640 suites, a swimming pool, 2 restaurants on-site, fitness facilities, business center and meeting rooms. Al Bustan Centre & Residence is situated within easy distance from Dubai’s business district, is just 50 meters away from Al Nahda Metro Station and just five minutes away from Dubai International Airport and seven minutes from downtown. Its strategic location also allows its residents and visitors a smooth access to other emirates including Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.

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