ABU DHABI, 24th March 2015 (WAM) – H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs attended this evening the 9th annual ceremony to distribute the grant of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of AED 17.6 million to the sports achievers for the year 2014.
In attendance also were H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Group, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Chairman of the General Authority of Youth and Sports, Sheikhs, senior officials and heads of national sports associations.
Sheikh Mansour announced at the beginning of the ceremony naming of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai as the ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ in appreciation of his pioneering role in the advancement of the Emirati sports and for winning the gold medal of the World Endurance Championship in France 2014 and the Royal Windsor 120-KM ride in the UK.
Among the acheivers were also players and Arbiters from Dubai Chess & Culture Club:
- IM Amna Nouman- Arab Girls Chess Champion Under 18 years
- FM Ibrahim Sultan – Arab Chess Chmapion Under 18 years
- International Arbiter Mohamed Ahmad Al Rais
- International Arbiter Saeed Yousuf Shakari