10 March 2020

The region’s biggest international sports awards, scheduled to take place on 17th November in Abu Dhabi, is now open for entries from 8th March on www.WomenInSports.ae

  Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tuesday, 10th March: The region’s leading global sports awards, the Fatima bint Mubarak World Sports Awards, is now open for award submissions. Welcoming submissions from around the world the Awards, scheduled to take place on 17 November at Emirates Palace Hotel, draws leaders from across the sporting world to honor the stand-out performances in the field of sports worldwide from the past four-year Olympic cycle.

 Fatima bint Mubarak World Sports Awards are the first in the region to recognize talent from around the globe and will feature three categories – individuals, federations and partners and sports personality of the year. The categories consist of 15 awards to be presented to all of the following in the sports industry - athletes of all abilities, teams, leaders, media technology and innovation, research, initiatives, youth development programmes and coaches. 

 H.E. Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), said: “This is part of Abu Dhabi and ADSC’s vision to continue to host events that invite the world to the UAE, honor extraordinary performances and celebrate athletes of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The Awards, with a total prize fund of AED 1.25m, is a fantastic platform to bring the world’s sporting superstars together and to invite them to join the movement of advancing the global sports debate for all.”

 The Awards is part of a week-long celebration of women in sports taking place in the UAE capital from 13-20 November. The programme will include the sport industry’s highly anticipated fifth edition of the International Conference of Sports for Women, scheduled for 16-17 November, as well as an exciting array of educational and mass participation sports events.

 In the coming months, the hosts will share details about the full calendar of activities the week will offer. To stay tuned, people can pre-register at www.WomenInSports.ae and follow our social media accounts.