Nakheel, the world-leading master developer, concluded a successful partnership event with the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2023. The award ceremony, held at the Atlantis The Palm, was organised in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council and presented awards based on over 70 million votes cast by the public for their favourite global soccer stars, setting the stage for intense competition among the sport’s most elite athletes.
The star-studded ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Khaldoon Bin Mubarak, President of Manchester City, reaffirming the popularity of soccer globally and within Dubai. The event was also attended by Mr. Naaman Atallah, Group Chief Executive Officer and senior members of the Nakheel management team.
Soccer fans from around the world cast their votes for their favourite soccer stars across 18 award categories, including Erling Haaland, who claimed victory in the Best Men’s Player category, while Aitana Bonmatí secured the title for the Best Women’s Player. The Fans’ Favourite Player award went to Cristiano Ronaldo, with him also receiving acclaim as the Best Middle East Player, while Al Ahly secured the title of the Best Middle East Club.
Nakheel’s sponsorship of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards underlines the company’s commitment to raising the profile of the sport within the emirate and fostering an active, healthy, and holistic lifestyle for both Dubai residents and visitors.
This achievement also adds to Nakheel's impressive track record of supporting, sponsoring and hosting prestigious international sporting events. From the recent UAE Tour 2023, Dubai World Cup, and Dubai 7s Netball to the Roy Nasr Triathlon and the UAE Cycling Federation’s Dubai Islands Open Challenge race, Nakheel continues to play a pivotal role in promoting a culture of wellness and sporting excellence. In 2023, Nakheel proudly announced its sponsorship of The Dubai Diggers, a highly successful dragon boat racing team, as well as its support for the Dubai Police Rowing Team and Dubai Police Olympics Rowing Team, further championing athletic prowess and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.