Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated all the winners of the 10th edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Award, who will be honoured for their achievements at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, January 9.
The list of winners includes Manchester City chairman and Khaldoon Al Mubarak (Local Sports Personality), Turki Al Sheikh of Saudi Arabia (Arab Sports Personality) and Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah (Outstanding Arab Athlete).
The winners will be awarded at the ceremony, which will be held on Wednesday in Dubai World Trade Centre’s Sheikh Rashid Ballroom from 2.30pm.
Welcoming the winners to Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan said: “In line with our leadership’s approach of appreciating and honouring creativity in every sphere of life, we assemble around this time every year to welcome the sporting world’s leading creators and honour them in recognition of their innovative efforts, achievements and initiatives that contribute towards the development of sport, and enhance its status and its role in increasing the happiness of people and the development of nations.
“This year, the awards hold an even greater significance because it coincides with our celebrations marking the achievements and efforts of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his 50 years of service to the nation.
“The awards not only have the honour of bearing the name of this great visionary, but they are also held under the banner of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.”
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Local Sports Personality Award
Khaldoon Al Mubarak (UAE), chairman of Manchester City Football Club
Arab Sports Personality Award
Turki Al Sheikh (Saudi Arabia), chairman of General Sports Authority, the Saudi Olympic Committee, the Union of Arab Football Associations, and Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation.
Outstanding Arab Athlete Award
Mohamed Salah (Egypt).
Outstanding Local athlete:
Mohammed Ahmed Al Balooshi, for winning the Motorcycling World Cup 2018
Local Administrator Award
Nasser Abdul Razzaq Al Marzouqi, president of the UAE Karate Federation.
Osama Ahmed Al Shaafar, pPresident of the UAE and Asian Cycling Federation.
Local team Award
The UAE refereeing team in the 2018 World Cup: Mohamed Abdullah Hassan, Mohammed Yousuf Al Hammadi and Hassan Mohammed Al Mahri.
Local Organisation Award
Dubai Police, for its pioneering initiative in the field of youth empowerment.
Arab athlete Award:
Mohamed Ihab Youssef (Egypt) for winning three gold medals in the World Weightlifting Championship.
Arab administrator Award:
Dr Mubarak Suwailm Al-Suwailem (Saudi Arabia).
Arab coach Award:
Nadia Abdelhamid Abdelhafiz (Egypt) for her contribution in coaching the Egyptian boxing team and winning 45 medals in various Arab, and international tournaments.
Arab team Award:
Egypt Men's Squash National Team, for winning the 2017 Men's World Squash Championship.
Best initiative for the International Summer Olympic International Federations
The United World Wrestling Federation.
Best initiative for the International Organisations, National Paralympic Committee
The Japanese Paralympic Committee.