Welcome to the Dubai Netball League (DNL) Season 2016-17. The DNL committee wishes all players, umpires, coaches, other officials, helpers and supports an enjoyable and rewarding season.

Season Format

Consistent with the previous, 2015-16 season, the season format will be as follows:

  • All matches to be played on 1 night, Wednesday
  • 3 match times, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm
  • Up to 27 weeks of netball
  • 2 rounds of netball forming the league
  • A cup, plate, bowl style 3rd round

The DNL season will start on Wednesday 21st September 2016 and run through until Wednesday 21st May as outlined in the calendar contained in this seasons handbook

Promotion and relegation

Teams may move between divisions either being promoted or relegated after round 1 of the league competition as a result of play-offs.


Courts will be available at The Sevens on Sunday evenings between 7pm and 8pm throughout the season for teams wishing to train. Please note two league teams will share one court for one hour duration on training nights only. Any enquiries please contact the DNL secretary (secretary.dnl@gmail.com) who can advise.

Season results

The match scores from round 1 will determine the seeding for the round 1 play-offs. The play-offs alone will determine the teams to be relegated and promoted. At the start of round 2 all teams will start again at zero (0) points. The match scores at the end of round 2 alone will determine the winners of the league and each division.

Summer Netball League

The Summer netball league was unfortunately suspended this year, 2016. We hope to reinstate it for Summer 2017. More details to follow.

Further details can be found in the DNL Handbook.