The Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 29 July 2016. Watch the full event here.
In a dazzling end to a memorable week, the Jubilee Games Closing Ceremony was a kaleidoscope of colour, dance, music, photos, and inspiring words. The athletes entered the hall together — no longer separated by country.
The final day of competition at the Jubilee Games lived up to the hype. Team Canada caught up to and overtook Team Pakistan in the medal standings, and everyone in attendance was treated to great matches.
Approximately 2 000 volunteers from the United Arab Emirates and abroad gathered in Dubai to make the 2016 Jubilee Games a reality. This video pays tribute to them.
Competition was intense at the 2016 Jubilee Games, but it was the spirit of Jamati unity that won out in the end. Watch as Ismailis from around the world render the familiar lyrics “Dream, believe and reach the the sky!” in several of the many languages spoken in their home countries.
Wednesday was semi-final day at the Jubilee Games. The matches were intense and the crowds were at their loudest.
The Opening Ceremony on 23 July in Dubai marked the official start of the 2016 Jubilee Games. The 10 000-strong audience erupted in ovation over and over again, as thousands more around the world streamed it live at TheIsmaili.org.
The Closing Ceremony marks the official end of the 2016 Jubilee Games. Watch the live webcast of this event at TheIsmaili.org/live starting soon after 2:45 PM GST (Dubai time).
The Jubilee Games has celebrated not only the excellence of athletes in the Jamat, but also the Ismaili community’s musical performers. Much of the excitement and unity of the Jubilee Games has been spread through world-class music.
Day 5 featured the men’s football quarter final between Canada and the United States, as well as action in Badminton, Basketball and Throwball.
Kids at the Jubilee Games have been picking up new football (soccer) skills at the FCBEscola football camp being held at the Jubilee Games.
Game Day features a live webcast of matches in Badminton, Basketball, Football, and Table Tennis. Watch all the action on Thusrday, 28 July starting 12:30 PM GST (Dubai time) at TheIsmaili.org/live.
Toronto, 27 July 2016 — The Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre welcomed His Excellency Jeffrey Marder, Canada’s Ambassador to Portugal this afternoon. Later in the day, they received Brigadier General Chaudhary Sarfraz Ali, Defence and Military Attaché at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.
Myra Nur Lakdawala earned the first gold medal of the 2016 Jubilee Games, when she won the women’s 1500 m race on Sunday. She holds the Pakistan national record in the 3000 m race and is no stranger to being in the lead.
The 2016 Jubilee Games officially opened on Friday, 23 July in the presence of Prince Rahim and His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. The event marked the start of a week-long celebration of excellence in sport that has drawn some 2,000 athletes of the global Ismaili Muslim community together to compete.
A shared passion for film, music and most importantly cricket brought two teams together early Sunday morning. When India and Pakistan don the cricket flannels, hopes and aspirations run high on both sides.
The fourth day of competition at the 2016 Jubilee Games saw medals awarded in swimming and track & field.
Day 3 of competition featured the first gold medal of the Jubilee Games and it was Team Pakistan who won the honour.
Prince Rahim attended the Jubilee Games on 23 July where he met with athletes, volunteers and spectators. He took in a number of sports matches and had a chance to tour the Global Village.
The Jubilee Games Global Concert is a featured signature event, which embraces our diversity and celebrates our unity through music and culture. Watch this recording of the live webcast of this event now.