About us

DUPLAYS

DUPLAYS is Dubai's largest provider of recreational sport across the city! We organise recreational sport leagues for players of all skill levels at venues across Dubai. If you want to play a sport you love with other people in a social environment, then you’ve come to the right place! We take care of facilities, equipment, staffing and scheduling. Sign up online (as an individual, with some friends, or as a team) and come play in one of our nightly leagues.

Looking to get your company active? DUPLAYS Corporate Wellness does events, leagues and complete wellness programs for organisations to get employees healthy and active. We use sport and activity to take team-building to a new level. Want to plan a sport event for your brand? DUPLAYS Events team delivers unique customer experiences for agencies and brands. We develop event concepts and execute the overall event from beginning to end.

Founded in 2007 by expats looking to play recreational sports in Dubai, we’ve grown from 20 friends playing ultimate frisbee to over 80,000 members playing 20+ sports each weeknight!

HPES

Hadir Projects & Environment Systems LLC is the leading sport contractor in the UAE and Middle East. Established in 1999, we specialize in the supply, installation and construction of sporting and leisure facilities.

HPES is well recognized for its product offering, superior workmanship and quality customer service. We represent several of the biggest names in the world for manufacturing of sport surfaces and sports equipment.

HPES has revolutionized the sports construction industry since 1999 and has achieved tremendous growth and customer satisfaction with an ability to expand and meet all requirements in the sports industry in the UAE and Gulf Region with branch offices in BEIRUT, DUBAI and recently QATAR. HPES is continuously striving on new challenges in the Middle East.

Our staff

Derv Rao

Davinder "Derv" Rao

aka DUPLAYS Water Boy

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Growing up vertically challenged in Canada, Derv has always had to work just a bit harder in the pursuit of sports excellence. In spite of his "water boy" persona, Derv is actually a non-swimmer. He sinks like a rock. Due, he claims, to his massive musculature.

Nauman

Nauman

aka DUPLAYS Striker

Director of Employee Engagement

Nauman is DUPLAYS resident football junkie. He spends his days visiting facilities, his nights breaking up football scuffles and his free time watching English Premier League matches.

Suraj Gopinathan

Suraj Gopinathan

aka DUPLAYS Scorekeeper

Chief Accountant

Suraj spent his childhood in Nigeria and teenage years in Kerala, India. Like most Indians, Suraj is a die-hard cricket fan, even though (field) hockey is the national sport, and he not-so-secretly wants to be a race car driver.

Ray Gibson

Ray Gibson

aka DUPLAYS Winger

Director of Abu Dhabi Operations

Ray loves the sea, misses the Scottish mountains and isn't quite sure what to do with the desert yet. His passion is for the great outdoors and he's played just about every sport, except golf.

Hussain Badri

Hussain Badri

aka DUPLAYS Fly-weight Champion

Operations Manager, Employee Engagement

Hussain grew up playing softball in a cricket loving nation. The speediest member of DUPLAYS, Hussain’s literally lightning quick. Apart from supporting Real Madrid and Arsenal, he’s a passionate filmmaker with six titles to his credit.

Adam M

Adam M

aka DUPLAYS Coach

Account Manager, Employee Engagement

Adam and DUPLAYS are a match made in heaven. Adam is a Sport Science graduate and certified coach in football and cricket making him hungry to learn all there is about sports delivery.

Tony Velez

Tony Velez

aka DUPLAYS Ref

Operations Assistant

Tony started as a DUPLAYS football referee in 2009. Always agreeable and eerily calm, he now handles all tasks thrown at him by the UAE Ops, Events and Employee Engagement teams.

Gareth Curtis

Gareth Curtis

aka DUPLAYS Fly-Half

Operations Manager, Dubai

Gareth grew up in South Wales playing rugby, before packing it in due to his dislike of the cold weather and getting his boyish good looks smashed up every weekend. Now far happier in warmer climates, he spends his time watching his beloved Swansea City FC, pretending that he's great at water-sports, and playing as much touch rugby as his legs will allow.

Monica Saadé

Monica Saadé

aka DUPLAYS Cheerleader

Marketing Manager

Don’t be deceived by her love for the color pink, Monica is tough! A Penn State graduate, Monica is half American-half Lebanese and enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, meeting new people and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers dominate.

Ravi Bhusari

Ravi Bhusari

aka DUPLAYS Chief Jock

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Ravi gave up waiting as a single man in the 'Couples Only' line at Dubai's nightclubs to play sports 3 nights a week. He enjoys all sports where lack of skill can be made for by pure hustle (i.e. not golf). Ravi is half-Canadian, half-Indian and plays neither ice hockey nor cricket well.