Women in Sports Take Center Stage as Nominations Open for Fatima bint Mubarak Awards

The Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council have joined forces to launch the nomination period for the eighth edition of the Fatima bint Mubarak Women's Sports Awards. Named after Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the "Mother of the Nation, " the awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional female athletes and sports personalities across the Arab world.

The nomination window opened on June 5th, 2024, and will continue until September 10th, 2024. This year's ceremony honors female athletes whose accomplishments took place between September 2023 and September 2024. Winners will be recognized in eight distinct categories, with a total prize purse of AED 1. 8 million (approximately USD 490, 000) to be distributed among the awardees.

The most prestigious award, the Arab Women Athlete category, carries a grand prize of AED 500, 000 (approximately USD 136, 000). Other categories include Best Emirati Women Athlete, Best Youth Athlete, Best Paralympic Athlete, Best Female/Male Coach, Best Sports Media, and Best Team. The seventh edition of the awards saw the introduction of the Best Sports Mother category, recognizing a mother's significant contribution to her daughter's sporting achievements. This category also boasts a prize of AED 150, 000 (approximately USD 41, 000).

The Fatima bint Mubarak Women's Sports Awards serve as a beacon of recognition for women in sports within the Arab world. By celebrating their triumphs, the awards aim to empower female athletes and inspire future generations to pursue their athletic goals. The distinguished judging panel will meticulously evaluate each nomination, selecting the most deserving individuals and teams who have made a lasting impact on the sporting landscape.

The prestigious awards ceremony, scheduled for November 13th, 2024, will bring together prominent figures from the world of sports and women's empowerment. The event will not only celebrate the winners but also serve as a platform to highlight the growing role of women in athletics across the Arab region.

With nominations now open, the Fatima bint Mubarak Women's Sports Awards are poised to once again shine a spotlight on the remarkable achievements of Arab women in sports, motivating them to reach even greater heights.

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