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 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.
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.
Dubai, 25 July 2016 — Prince Rahim’s presence at some of Day 2’s matches added to the intensity felt by athletes today.
The 2016 Jubilee Games sports action began on the morning of Friday, 22 July with matches that had spectators on the edge of their seats.
The Jubilee Games Fanous was celebrated across all seven regions of the United States, where the American Jamat resides.
Excitement is building as over 2 000 athletes, 2 400 volunteers and 11 000 spectators from around the world have arrived in Dubai for the 2016 Jubilee Games.
Over the past several weeks, Ismailis across Canada were brought together by the Jubilee Games Fanous, and in a few day’s time over 330 athletes and coaching staff from Canada will take in its glow in Dubai together with their brothers and sisters from around the world.
With the 2016 Jubilee Games just a few days away, Team Pakistan’s practice sessions are well underway. This video captures the rigour and passion with which the Pakistani athletes are training for the Games.