Dubai, 8 July 2016 — The leading body for the development of sport in Dubai has formally extended its support to the 2016 Jubilee Games. The association with the Dubai Sports Council is expressed in an updated version of the Jubilee Games signature, which was released today.
“The Jubilee Games is proud to be associated with the Dubai Sports Council,” said the Jubilee Games Organsing Team in a written statement. “The Dubai Sports Council has extended its support and guidance to the Jubilee Games Organising Team and has played a key role in making the Jubilee Games happen.”
The Dubai Sports Council was founded in 2005 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai, to establish a strong and distinguished sporting community in the emirate. It contributes towards the development and improvement of sport in society, and nurtures talented youth to help them achieve national, regional, and international success. The Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum presides over its Board of Directors.
Ismaili Muslims from over 25 countries will descend on Dubai later this month to be a part of the 2016 Jubilee Games, including some 2 000 athletes. The eight-day event which celebrates excellence in competitive sport is supported by more than 1 000 volunteers, and is expected to draw several thousand local and international spectators.