Handball was developed in Denmark, Sweden and Germany in the late 19th century and is an Olympic sport since Berlin 1936. It is the second fastest indoor sport after Ice hockey, and is widely played in many European, North African and Middle Eastern countries. Speed, skill and stamina are key attributes for competitors in Handball, a fast and exhilarating team sport.
Played on the largest court of any indoor ball sport (40mx20m), Handball features two teams of seven players passing and dribbling (bouncing) a ball with their hands. The aim is to throw the ball into the opposition’s goal, which happens often: it is not uncommon to see 50 goals or more in a single match. The goal is protected by a goalkeeper. Only the goalkeeper is allowed in the goal area in front of each goal. However, players may jump into this area when attempting a shot at goal but must release the ball before landing. Matches consist of two 30-minute halves, with the team scoring the most goals the winners.
During last Olympic Games in London, Handball proved again to be one of the most popular Olympic sports with tickets sold out well in advance. In addition, in recent years, a beach version of Handball, played on outdoor sand courts, is exponentially growing in popularity attracting thousands of spectators especially in Europe.
Handball Club Dubai (formerly Dubai International Handball Club)
Handball Club Dubai (formerly Dubai International Handball Club) was founded in 2012 by a group of Dubai residents passionate for handball.
The Club is currently operated and supported exclusively by its members, in large majority former professional players or handball enthusiasts, committed to promote and support this fascinating sport discipline.
We aim to create a solid foundation for promoting handball amongst expats of today and tomorrow in the UAE. Our overarching objective is to widely develop handball by creating a handball club that provides easy access to the sport for UAE expats of all ages and levels.
In achieving our goals, we recognize the importance of actively supporting and collaborating with the UAE Handball Federation.
Our teams participate in national and international tournaments and competitions every year.