Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, announced today that it would be the Gold Sponsor of the Maktoum Bin Rashid Ramadan Football Championship 2012, to be held at Dubai Police Officers Clubfrom 21st July – 8th Aug 2012. This is the first time that Emirates NBD is sponsoring the championship, which is being held for the second year during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Maktoum Bin Rashid Ramadan Football Championship is organised with the objective to underline Dubai’s role as the sports capital in the region. The tournament also highlights the passion for football,which began in the early 1970s,especially during the Holy month of Ramadan. The eventwitnesses considerable interest from across the Middle East and has attracted a total of 16 teams.
“Football is the sport of the masses in the UAE, and one that we share a passion for at Emirates NBD,” said Saif Al Mansoori, Deputy Head - Group Marketing and Branding, Emirates NBD. “The annual Maktoum Bin Rashid Ramadan Football Championship is an excellent platform that brings people together under the popular umbrella of football, and Emirate NBD is proud to serve as one of the sponsors of this tournament. Through our support of this event, we hope to foster a feeling of community well-being that compliments the spirit of Ramadan, and demonstrates our commitment to society.”
“We are pleased to have Emirates NBD as the Gold Sponsor for the Maktoum Bin Rashid Ramadan Football Championship,” said Major GeneralMohamed Saeed Al Marri, Chairman of Organizing Committee for the championship. “As a leading financial services provider in the country, Emirates NBD continues to play a significant role in community-related events, particularly in the sports arena. We look forward to welcoming teams from across the world to organisea successful football championship.”