Saif Al Mansoori, Deputy Head, Group Marketing and Branding, Emirates NBD
The Private Banking arm of Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, today announced its first sponsorship of the Umm Al Quwain Crown Prince Football Tournament 2014, which will be organised under the directives of HH Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mualla, Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Saud Al Mualla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain.
This will be the 10th edition of the tournament, which is being organised for youth and is a popular UAE sport event attended by a large number of fans.
“Emirates NBD is committed to encouraging youth to take up a positive and active lifestyle,” said Saif Al Mansoori, Deputy Head – Group Marketing and Branding, Emirates NBD. “We are delighted to be partners of the Umm Al Quwain Crown Prince Football Tournament in its 10th edition as part of our “passion for sports” initiative. This is also in line with the bank’s objective to offer continuous support for sporting activities and our efforts to raise the standard of sports in the country.”
“The Umm Al Quwain Crown Prince Football Tournament is a popular UAE sporting event attended by a large number of fans and football enthusiasts. We are delighted to have Emirates NBD on board and look forward to offering a splendid tournament this year, which will benefit the youth of our country,” said Marwan Shaheen, Head of Public Relations and Protocol Committee, Umm Al Quwain Crown Prince Football Tournament 2014.
Emirates NBD actively supports and encourages many popular sports activities. The bank is closely involved with several major local and international sporting events, including Fazza Championships for traditional sports and activities, Maktoum Bin Rashid Ramadan Football Championship, Dubai Police Ramadan Tournament, which includes snooker, tennis, squash, weight lifting, shooting and bowling, Dubai Indoor Football Championship, FINA World Swimming Championships, the Lawyers Polo, Dubai Gold Polo Cup, the Arabian Horse Racing Day in the UK and the Dubai World Cup – the richest horse race in the world.
The bank also supports high-profile international golfing events, such as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, in addition to sponsoring Al Nasr Football Club.