Dubai, UAE - 2nd - challenge - Beach Pro Tour 2022 - News


Volleyball World are bringing their beach volleyball Beach Pro Tour to iconic locations around the world and this week several of the competing teams at the Challenge event in Dubai had the unique opportunity of posing in front of two of the city’s most famous landmarks.

The second event on Kite Beach resumes this week from 27-30 October with fans able to watch some of the world’s best beach volleyball players free of charge at the beachside location.

To promote the event and to further highlight the Beach Pro Tour’s commitment to taking beach volleyball to striking spots around the globe, athletes were photographed in front of the Dubai Frame and the Museum of the Future.


As the sun went down over the city, three players headed to the Dubai Frame. Elite16 athlete and 2020 Olympian Anastasija Samoilova was joined by US team Hailey Harward and Xolani Hodel. The trio were captured in several striking poses in front of the frame – the world’s largest at a height of 150.24 metres – during the golden hour.

When the day turned to night, two participating US teams were captured by one of Dubai’s most striking pieces of architecture – the Museum of the Future.

Evan Cory and Logan Webber – who reached the semi-finals and finished fourth in the first event – were joined by teammates Daehna Kraft and Savvy Simo in front of the awe-inspiring structure, which opened on 22 February this year.


“We’d like to thank Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Frame and the Museum of the Future for allowing us the time to photograph our athletes in front of these two celebrated Dubai landmarks,” said Volleyball World Head of Hosting, Lara Marich.

“The Beach Pro Tour prides itself on taking its events and athletes to memorable locations around world and we are delighted that we could capture the unique essence of Dubai in these photoshoots.”

The second event began with the qualification tournament on Thursday, with the main draw kicking off on Friday. The weekend is when the competition really hots up, with the elimination round, including the quarter-finals, taking place on Saturday. The event then reaches its climax on Sunday with the semi-finals and finals of both genders.