5th FAZAA Int. Athletics Competition
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5th FAZAA International Athletics Competition
From 23-26 March, the Dubai Club Special Sports, will organise the FAZAA International Athletics Competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The event has taken place every year since 2009, and since its initiation has seen an increase in number of participants and the level of competition at the event each year.
The 2013 edition of the competition, the event that will launch the first IPC Athletics Grand Prix, will be held at the Dubai Police Club. Athletes will compete in distances from 100m up to 5,000m on the track, and field events will consist of shot put, discus, javelin, club throw and long jump.
Dubai is located southeast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has a population of over two million people. As of 2012, it is the 22nd most expensive city in the world and has been rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East.
The city hosted the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens and the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (Short Course).
Classification opportunities for athletes with a physical or visual impairment will be held from 21-22 March.