ⓘ Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award is an award that reflects the thoughts and philosophy of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Presid ..

                                     

ⓘ Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award is an award that reflects the thoughts and philosophy of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President & Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. The idea behind the award is to honor individuals, teams and organizations with the significant contributions to the sport’s movement and thus encouraging them to realize further creative achievements promoting sports, not only in UAE, Arab world but also worldwide.

                                     

1. History

Since the launch of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award in 2009, it has undergone several stages of development and improvement, which has reached the stage of the leadership and the internationalism, because of the accumulation of experience and expertise on the level of knowledge and skills.

On its 1st Edition in 2009, the award was launched as a generous gesture of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the Dubai Sports Council. The award was the first of its kind in the area of sports creativity that intended to fill a major gap in sports to honor creative athletes in recognition of their outstanding achievements, support the efforts made to develop the sports sector in various fields, and uplift it to international standards. In its initial phase, the award was restricted to the local and Arab levels with three main categories determined for each level namely Individual Sports Creativity, Group Sports Creativity and Corporate Sports Creativity.

In harmony with the ambitious vision of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Award, and with his persistent endeavors to turn the award into a unique trend whereby athletic and intellectual innovators can be honored, be it local or international innovators from different countries. The award, in its 4th Edition expanded internationally by adding achievements made in the Corporate Creative Sports Category, for which special technical regulations were issued. Thus, with this prestigious award, Dubai has become a shining spot for creative sports in the UAE, the Arab world and worldwide.

In recognition to what the award has achieved of cumulative knowledge and international placing role in sports during the past years through supporting and motivating the creatives, the award was selected as one of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives MBRGI to support and disseminate knowledge, vision of the future, leadership, empowerment of community and contribution to the sustainable human development.

                                     

2. Objectives

The award strives to achieve the following objectives:

  • To shed light on the concept of creativity and innovation in the field of sports, and raise awareness about the importance of sponsoring distinguished creative works and persons.
  • To support and highlight the leading creative efforts of individuals, teams, organizations or bodies and Institutions in the field of sports, in view of developing and enhancing sports creativity in all specializations, sectors and levels.
  • To develop sports works by supporting creative initiatives based on scientific grounds to achieve the objectives.
  • To encourage athletes and persons working in the field of sports all over the world to achieve creative sports through the provision of adequate moral and material incentives.
                                     

3. Award Categories

There are three main categories:

Individual Sports Creativity

This award is given to Individuals such as players, coaches, referees, and administrators who have accomplished creative sports achievements on the local, Arab, continental or international level.

Group Sports Creativity

This award is given to sports groups which have achieved creative sports works on the local, Arab, continental or international level.

Corporate Sports Creativity

This award is given to sports institutes which have achieved creative sports works and best initiatives on the local, Arab, continental or international level.

                                     
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Arabic: محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم Muhammad bin Rāshid al Maktūm born 15 July 1949 is the Vice President and Prime
  • Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Arabic: الشيخ ماجد محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم born 16 October 1987 also referred to as Sheikh Majid, is the fifth
  • The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives MBRGI is a philanthropic foundation based in the United Arab Emirates UAE MBRGI was launched
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  • girls in schools. In 2017 Reema was awarded Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sport Award in its Ninth Edition for her role played in the empowerment