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Official website of World Para Athletics

    UAE athletics

    6th FAZZA International Athletics Competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    From 20-26 February 2014, the Dubai Club Special Sports organised the 2014 IPC Athletics Grand Prix FAZZA 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 2014 edition of the competition, the first event of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix 2014, was held at the Sharjah Club.

    Athletes competed in distances from 100m up to 5,000m on the track, and field events consisted 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).