Etisalat Recognized by Dubai Racing Club for supporting 9th Winter Horse race

Published January 17th, 2008 - 09:20 GMT

Etisalat was recognized by Dubai Racing Club, for its contribution & support for the 9th winter horse races, held at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, Dubai. Etisalat’s participation in this race highlights strong support for the sport of horse racing in the country.

Malih Lahej Al Basti , Board Member, Dubai Racing Club honored Etisalat with a memento of The Royal Beauty Horse. The spirited Arabian horse is painted with the inspiration of the sky on a clear summer night and the rich royal blue color of the horse shows the spirit, strength and dignity of the Arab world. This memento is a reflection of the deep involvement of Etisalat in making a positive contribution to the   community.

Mr. Al Basti said: “We appreciate Etisalat’s support for the second consecutive year. If you go through Etisalat’s history you’ll find that it has been involved in many sports and social activities, and it was the leading national company in supporting such events”.

“We are committed to having a very strong  partnership with Etisalat and this has helped greatly in raising the image of the  race and this has added to the reputation of our country. I would like to recommend that all national companies follow Etisalat in their strategy”, added Mr. Al Basti .


Ahmed Bin Ali, VP Corporate Communication – Etisalat, said: “Etisalat is keen on connecting with the community here in the UAE  by participating in various activities. We believe  our technology success has to be shared with the community so we are  always aware about the need to support such events.”

“We value our partnership with Dubai Racing Club. We consider horse racing as one of the most important sport that has earned wide popularity and is strongly attached to our heritage”, added Bin Ali.

Etisalat has earned accolades for its commitment to sport and other community activities within all its markets. The Corporation is the title sponsor of the UAE Football League for a period of three years, and has also played a key role in presenting sporting initiatives that have raised the profile of the UAE internationally, such as the Dubai Tennis Championships, Powerboat F1 Championships and many others.



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