Tuesday, 29 November 2016: H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Minister of Finance, and the Patron of the Hamdan Medical Award, was selected as the ‘UAE Sports Personality’ by the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award in its eighth edition.
In a press conference recently held in Dubai, Mattar Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman, Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Award, said: “H.H. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid was bestowed with the award for his service in the upliftment and encouragement of various sports in the UAE and abroad”.
“In addition, Sheikh Hamdan is a willing supporter of special needs sport and various maritime activities that seek to preserve the heritage and culture of the UAE”, he added.
“Sheikh Hamdan is also considered one of the symbols in equestrian, horse racing and camel racing. He has some of the best horses and breeds and a proven track record in terms of victories in some of the biggest thoroughbred and Arabian horse races around the globe,” Al Tayer said.