NAS Sports Tournament 2018 opening was launched in the presence of Dawoud Al Hajeri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in presence. The 2018 line-up includes two new events, 3×3 basketball and Jiu-Jitsu, alongside perennial favourites futsal, volleyball, padel tennis, fencing, the 5km and 10km run, 75km cycle race, wheelchair basketball and infamous NAS Night Challenge.
The NAS 3×3 basketball championship will take place from 18th to 21st May at Dubai Festival City Mall, while the Jiu-Jitsu championship will take place on 1st June at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. The wheelchair basketball tournament will take place from 18th May to 3rd June with all the matches, except the final, taking place at the Dubai Club for the People of Determination. The final will take place at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex.
The NAS cycling championship will take place across two nights, 24th and 25th May and the 5km NAS Night Challenge obstacle race taking place on 31st May for individuals and 1st June for teams. The 5km and 10km Run are scheduled for 20th May. The fencing tournament will take place from 19th to 22nd May with all the early round bouts taking place at the Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club before the event moves to Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex for the finals on 22nd May.