WINNING Fiji's first-ever Dubai 7s title on the IRB series is inspiration enough for a team that is pursuing this season's International Rugby Board 7s title.
The last time Fiji won in Dubai was in 1998 — a year before the inception of the 7s series.
Laced with seven debutants, assistant coach Timoci Wainiqolo says the team has its eyes on the main prize and will do all it takes to give Fiji its first win in the Persian Gulf.
The former national rep said he was confident of the team's chances.
"We have set our goal this weekend and that is to win the Dubai 7s," said Wainiqolo.
"All players are aware of this goal and they are eager to stamp their mark.
"Even though there are seven new boys in the side, they have proven themselves and earned their spot in the team. All teams will be targeting Fiji after our recent win at the Gold Coast 7s and the players are aware of it."
Wainiqolo said the focus on Dubai was part of a bigger plan — the ultimate goal being to win this year's IRB 7s Series.
"We finished second last season and our goal is to go one better this year.
"To achieve this goal it is therefore important to win the Dubai 7s and that is something the players will be aiming for," Wainiqolo said.
"We know that all teams are tough but I have faith in the boys that they can deliver the best for their fans, families and country."
Fiji will face Spain in their first game before taking on Scotland and Kenya in the second and third pool games respectively.
New Zealand has won the IRB 7s title 10 times while Fiji, Samoa and South Africa have won the title a year each.