Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today honoured the winners of the seventh Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, in a ceremony at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Sheikhs, senior officials and sports figures attended the ceremony of the award which recognises the creative and pioneering efforts of individuals, groups or sport institutions.
Among the winners of the award, at the local, Arab, and international levels are: - Pilot Staff-Brigadier Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority- Local Sports Institution.
- HRH Prince Nawaf bin Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia - Arab Sports Personality.
- HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein - Local Sports Personality.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid congratulated the winners and underlined the role of sports in building bridges between different cultures and promoting rapprochement between different peoples.
He also praised Emirati sports leaders for making efforts to preserve the high stature of the UAE in international sports events and circles.
He also praised H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, for his extending continuous support to sports, promoting creative competitions, inspiring Arab young athletes and sponsoring the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award.
Winners of the other categories of the award were honoured by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed and H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation.
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