Public sector workers vying for victory at the Gov Games won royal approval from the Crown Prince of Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed was part of the F3 team fighting for top spot during the final day of competition at Kite Beach.
He was also happy to cheer on all the competitors – hundreds of government department staff – at the second annual event, which he launched last year.
There was pride, prestige and an impressive prize fund of Dh3 million to play for as workers pushed themselves to the limit for the win.
Crossing obstacles, carrying boxes and climbing slides were all part of the teamwork required to sweep the prize.
Teams representing the police forces of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah battled it out with UAE Security Forces, the Ministry of Education and Sheikh Hamdan's team, F3.
Sheikh Hamdan said the event demonstrated the importance of working together to reach a goal.