The home of champions, Zayed Sports City was again named a champion on 27 March at the Sport Industry Awards (SPIAs). Held at Atlantis The Palm, the event brought together hundreds of industry professionals to celebrate achievements from the past year. With 173 entries from six countries, the shortlisted candidates were named at a press conference at Zayed Sports City in February. The dinner celebrated the achievements of the esteemed organisations and named the winners in each of 12 categories, with bronze, silver and gold awards.

Following the award for Best Health and Fitness Facility, the Zayed Sports City table became a bit tense as results for the Best Sport and Recreation Facility were announced. Up against 11 others for the top trophy, the anxiety was palpable until the gold winner was revealed. When it was announced that Zayed Sports City had won, the table erupted with excitement and went to collect the award accompanied by the plaudits of the crowd.

The award recognises organisations that offer the best in facilities, customer service and community engagement, and winning for a second year in a row proves that the level of services and activities offered at Zayed Sports City continues to be above the competition in the region. It's an incredible title to hold and is the culmination of a reawakening that started in 2009 and continues to flourish. It is also a reflection on the great efforts undertaken by not only the staff at Zayed Sports City, but also the many partners, including 27 formal sporting clubs and countless other individuals and groups that remain a part of the iconic venue's legacy.

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