Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club scores with new Nakheel sponsorship deal

3rd October 2017

Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman: new partnership drives football club forward regionally and internationally

Ali Rashid Lootah: sponsorship puts club on path to greater achievements

Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club has scored a new sponsorship deal with Dubai master developer Nakheel.

The partnership was cemented by Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Merger of Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Football Club in Dubai and Ali Rashid Lootah, Chairman of Nakheel at a signing ceremony held to mark the historical occasion at Nakheel’s headquarters.

Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman expressed his thanks to Nakheel for its strategic partnership, which highlights the developer’s commitment to promoting and encouraging sport in the UAE, and its support for the country’s leadership in its ongoing drive to ensure the continued development and prosperity of sport and fitness, which will in turn enable the team to compete at the highest national, regional and international levels.

Speaking at the ceremony, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman said: “The sports movement in the UAE is blessed to have globally-renowned organisations like Nakheel on board, as shown by the developer’s support for Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club. The sponsorship reflects our aspirations to achieve the government’s pioneering vision towards the club’s self-sufficiency and its continued enhancement of the UAE’s sporting goals with more regional and international achievements.

Ali Rashid Lootah added: “Nakheel is committed to social responsibility among a wide range of sectors and activities in the UAE, including sport. Our sponsorship recognises the key role played by local institutions and companies in supporting the community in its drive to greater prosperity and well-being.

“The strategic partnership between Nakheel and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club reflects our commitment to enhancing our presence in the community by promoting sports, health and fitness in the UAE, and to recognising the talented young sportsmen and women who act as role models to future sporting greats across the country.

“Nakheel has a long history of sports sponsorship in the UAE and is delighted to support the newly-formed Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club in its national, regional and global participation.   We will watch with pride as the club clocks up more titles and achievements this season.”

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