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Who we are and how we got here

THE DUBAI SHARKS

ABOUT US

Who we are

The Dubai Sharks RFC was originally founded in 2006 under the name of Arabian Potbellies RFC as a senior men’s team, playing in the UAE Rugby Conference as a UAERF affiliated Rugby Club.

Over the years, the Sharks have seen almost 600 active players pass through the Club, playing across Men’s 1st XV, Men’s 2nd XV, Men’s 3rd XV, International Vets (Bali Legends), Under 19s Boys and a Ladies' Sevens teams!

As our motto clearly describes, we are serious about rugby, seriously social and yes, everyone looks better in Sharks blue!

our history

  • Founded by members of the Hong Kong Potbellies
  • Arabian Potbellies RFC formed in UAE in October 2006
  • Elected Full Member of the AGRFU in 2008
  • Elected Full Member of the AGRFU in 2008
  • Elected Full Member of UAERF in 2009
  • The Club rebranded as Dubai Sharks RFC in 2011
  • Dubai Sharks RFC merged with Dubai Frogs in March 2012
  • The first Dubai Sharks RFC Ladies team launched in 2015
  • Warriors; mini and junior, joined Dubai Sharks RFC for 2016

Club honours

  • Runner Up Beirut 10s 2006
  • Runner Up Istanbul 7s 2010
  • Winner of Al Ain Sevens Bowl 2011
  • Finalists of Sharjah 10s Vets 2013
  • Winner of Emirates Airlines Dubai 7s Bowl Men's 2013
  • Winner of Emirates Airlines Dubai 7s Plate Vets 2014
  • Finalists of UAE Conference League Bowl 2013|2014
  • Finalists of UAE Conference League Bowl 2014|2015
  • Winner of Emirates Airlines Dubai 7’s Plate U19s 2015
  • Winner of Warsaw Rugby 10s Bowl 2016
  • Finalists UAERF Conference 2015|2016 and 2016|2017
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