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Abu Dhabi Al Forsan Resort hosts the 2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships for the first time in the region

World’s top 10 athletes to compete for largest pot in history of the sport

New York, NY (March 4, 2014) – As part of Al Forsan’s continued efforts to bring the very best in competitive sports to the Capital, the Resort has teamed up with the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) to host the last leg of the 2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships in Abu Dhabi from November 5-7, 2014.

Al Forsan International Sports Resort, strategically located in Khalifa City, is equipped with two full cable systems and a two-tower system, one of only two venues in the world to boast right-foot-forward and left-foot-forward cables at the same location. The cable will no doubt further enhance the event itself, taking place in the Middle East for the first time in WWA World Series history. Spectators will be ensured of an exhilarating experience as they watch the world’s most successful wakeboarders compete for the biggest prize in the sport.

“Al Forsan International Sports Resort is equipped with some of the best facilities in the world, the resort was made for an event like this one and we are thrilled to bring the WWA Wake Park World Series to the region and to Abu Dhabi,” said Shannon Starling, Founder of Wake Park Worlds.

“There is an increasingly growing demand for sporting events in the UAE,” said Atef Nagib, Managing Director of Al Forsan International Sports Resort. “The WWA Wake Park World Championships is the first of its kind in the region and we look forward to bringing similar world-class events to the capital in the future.”

In addition to extensive water sports facilities, Al Forsan International Sports Resort also offers a range of other attractions including motor sports, paintball, shooting and a fully equipped equestrian centre as well as other activities for personal fitness. The Resort also boasts five fine dining outlets

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About Al Forsan:

Al Forsan International Sports Resort is the first of its kind in the Middle East, featuring a combination of world class extreme and leisure sports and an outstanding range of dining and leisure facilities. The Resort is strategically located in Khalifa City, the heart of the new Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan and just 10 minutes away from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The Resort is the ultimate destination for all sports professionals and enthusiasts, corporate groups, event organisers, families and friends who are seeking an exciting, entertaining and enjoyable environment suitable for all ages. For more information about Al Forsan, visit

About Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority:

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programs relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honor the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base. For more information, visit