Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Entertainment

Omar Abdul Rahman Al Amoodi is UAE Athlete of the Year, while Egyptian Squash Star Nour Atef El Sherbini picks up the Arab Athlete Award.
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017:  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has been named the UAE Sports Personality of the Year at the 9th Edition 2017 of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, while Her Royal Highness Princess Rima bint Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has picked up the corresponding award for Arab Sports Personality.
The winners were announced at a press conference on Monday afternoon at the Palazzo Versace Hotel by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, which is one of the entities under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.
Moaza Al Marri, Secretary General of the Award, Mustapha Larfaoui, Member of the Award's Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Jury Committee, were also present on the occasion.
Sheikh Nahyan was bestowed the honour for his contributions as Chairman of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, while Princess Rima – Deputy President of the Sports Authority for Planning & Development and the first female to head a Saudi Sports Federation, has picked up the award for her contributions in founding and regulating women's sport in Saudi Arabia by introducing sports among girls at public schools.
Omar Abdul Rahman, the UAE and Al Ain Football Superstar who was named AFC Player of the Year for 2016, has picked up the UAE Outstanding Athlete Award, while Egytian squash player Nour Atef El Sherbini, the Women's World No1 who has won back-to-back World Open titles in 2015 and 2016, has been named the Arab Outstanding Athlete.
The 9th Edition of the Awards considered the sporting achievements of individuals, teams and organisations during the period September 20, 2016 to August 31, 2017 and all the winners will be honoured at a glittering Awarding Ceremony on January 10, 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, Al Tayer, who is also Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, said: “On behalf of the Board of Trustees for Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award and the sports sector, I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council, and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Award, for their guidance and unlimited support, which has strengthened the status of this prestigious award and put it at the forefront of international awards, honouring innovation and creativity in the world of sports.
“Thanks to the generous care and efforts of the Board of Trustees and employees of the award, and the efforts of local and Arab media organisations in supporting the work of the Award and the distribution of its message, the 9th Edition 2017 of the Award has grown significantly in terms of numbers and the quality of entries.
“Although the qualifying period for the 9th Edition 2017 of the Awards - which was from September 20, 2016 to August 31, 2017 – did not witness any Olympic Games and there were few major international events during this period, there was a significant increase in the number of entries – we received 297 entries for this edition, which is 99 more than what we received for the 8th Edition of the Awards (198), a jump of 50 per cent.
“We saw an increase in the number of entries for the Awards in the different UAE categories as well. Last time, we received 72 files; this time, that number has gone up to 87. The number of entries we received from International Sports Federations also went up from 15 to 26, an increase of about 73 per cent.”
Empowerment of Women, as decreed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was one of the principal focus of the 9th Edition 2017 of the MBR Creative Sports Award and Al Tayer was pleased to see the presence of a number of women, like Princess Rima and El Sherbini, in the winners' list.
“I am also very pleased to see a strong presence of women on the list of competitors for the 9th Edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award,” Al Tayer said. “This year, Empowerment of Women was the criteria for judging the best local and international organisations, and that confirms the status of women's sport in the awards and our positive interaction with them.”
UAE Sports Personality Award
HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan (UAE)
Arab Sports Personality Award
HRH Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (KSA)
UAE Outstanding Athlete Award: Omar Abdul Rahman Al AMoodi (Football)
UAE Referee Award: Ebrahim Yousef Al Mansoori (Beach Soccer)
UAE Coach Award: Saeed Bin Suroor Al Khaldi (Horse Racing)
UAE Organisation Award: UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation
Arab Outstanding Athlete Award: Nour Atef El Sherbini (Egypt - Squash)
Arab Administrator Award: Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Al Gannas (KSA)
Arab Referee Award: Tarek Bin Mohamed Souei (Tunisia)
Arab Coach Award: Faris Ibrahim Al Assaf (Jordan)
Arab Team Award: Iraqi Youth Football Team U16
International Organisation Award (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations)
Union Cycliste International (UCI)
International Organisation Award (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations)
International Cricket Council (ICC)
UAE Emerging Athlete Award (Nominees – voting to continue until Dec 31)
  1. Hussain Yousuf Anwar (Football)
  2. Ammar Mohammed Al Sedrani (Chess)
  3. Maitha Abdulla Hasan   (Judo)
  4. Wadima Saeed Abdulla  (Jiu Jitsu)
  5. Omar Mohammed Alwan (Jiu Jitsu)
  6. Abdalla Guhloom Al Maazimi (Taekwondo)
Arab Emerging Athlete Award: Mohammed Mustafa Al Sowaiq (KSA - Taekwondo)
Distinguished Athletes Achievement Sports Award: Farida Hisham Osman (Egypt - Swimming)
Difficult Challenges Award (People of Determination Category)
  1. Abdellatif Baka (Algeria - Athletics)
  2. Fouad Baka (Algeria - Athletics)
Olympic Creative Sports Award
  1. Mohammed Gammoudi (Tunisia - Athletics)
  2. Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco - Athletics)

Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 5124 times
Posted on : Tuesday, November 28, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : DFTC announces Dubai Studio City and Alfan as key sponsors for VIDXB 2017
Next Story : Panasonic Jaguar Racing Ready for Second Electrifying Season in Fia Formula E
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers


Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Top Perfume Picks for Mother's Day @ Glambeaute.com
Filorga Launches Lift Range
Nissan's e-POWER technology wins environmental award
The Global Sensation UFO Lands in Europe at Cosmoprof 2018
Discover the MISA Cho Gong Jin Oriental and Herbal Skincare Range from Missha
Max launches its Inaugural Abaya Collection
Drink yourself to looking younger with Skinade
Mother's Day Offer from Blush N Curls Salon
It's Mother's Day!
The V-Tox Facial by Linda Meredith Skincare
Corporate Power Dressing redefined at Kachins Signature
Al-Futtaim Honda launches 10th generation Honda Accord
GMC sets a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in partnership with Abu Dhabi Police
LULU Organic Food Activation
The only line you'll love in your face – your perfect jawline!
ba&sh's Spring-Summer collection 2018
OMEGA Launches its NATO Strap “Pop-Up Boutique” in Paris
Raymond Weil introduces the Maestro Blues
Cadillac Alghanim kicks off world-class opportunity in Kuwait
GUESS Unveils the Kids Spring 2018 Collection and Campaign
A Meet & Greet with the Pakistani Cricket Sensation Umar Akmal
Milan-san Remo a Dream Target as Uae Team Emirates Announce Super-seven Line Up
The Spring Summer 18 Womenswear Collection
Beyond Beauty partners with Platinum Records to position teen sensation Hala Al ...
Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Attracts 1200 Emirati Job Seekers at Careers...
Join the UAEs first Women's Warrior Challenge.
Samsung Mother's Day Blurbs 2018
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates SIKK...
Scuderia Ferrari Father & Son Gift Set
Sanofi introduces innovative therapy to help address high unmet medical needs of...
UAE's first ICU Symposium attracts over 150 of GCCs top healthcare professionals
Top Picks for Babies & Kids @ Glambeaute.com
From Jade to Diamond
SOUQ welcomes 3M's innovative products to serve everyday customer needs
10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Ends with a Bang!
Velvet Caviar meets Roger Dubuis Diva power
Lufthansa Group achieves best result in its history
IKEA launches the OMEDELBAR limited-edition collection!
Centrepoint Partners With Anghami To Launch New Talent Sessions
Alexey Firsov Solo Exhibition
Agreement signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Na...
Dubai ranked amongst the world's top destinations for FDI in the real estate market
Business of beauty goes green at Beautyworld Middle East 2018 as Natural & Organ...
2XL launches “Caspar” living room collection in grey
Dubai WoodShow takes off with more than 300 exhibitors from 55 countries and six...
10 Must-see Activities at Dubai International Horse Fair This Week
Chloé Reinterprets the Iconic “Carlina” Sunglass With an Exclusive Twist Motif
Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet Food Fest returns back to City Walk
24,208 school pupils take part in inspirational ‘lema?' sessions