08 August 2022

Announcing the extension of the nomination period for the Fatima Bint Mubarak Women Sports Award
Abu Dhabi, 08th August 2022: Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy has announced the extension of the nomination period for the Fatima Bin Mubarak Women Sports Award in its sixth edition till August 12th, 2022, after the initial closing date for candidacy was August 8th, 2022.
This came in response to nomination requests and support that came from participants and applicants from the UAE and various Arab countries, as well as the constant care and attention by Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, that gives unprecedented support to developing women's sports and reinforcing their advanced position in societies.
Mariam Al Mansoori, Head of Technical Support and Training Programs at Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, said: “we are pleased to announce the extension of the closing date for nominations for the sixth edition of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Women Sports Award, based on our keenness to respond to all requests and provide equal opportunities for participants, in light of the great demand for nominations by women's sports affiliates in the UAE and the Arab world alike. The new date affirms and provides important opportunities for applicants in all categories to register their strong presence in the race to win the prestigious award,” she added. The Fatima Bint Mubarak Women Sports Award is to unveil shortlisted nominees on September 9th, 2022. The shortlisting process is based on the nominee’s profile and achievements in the field of sports, which is ultimately decided by a panel of judges.
The Award includes several categories and was opened for registration last July 2022, and received a reasonable number of applications from many Arab countries, such as but not limited to Egypt, Morocco, GCC countries, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Tunisia. And it still promises to receive more, considering the number of applicants.
Since the award also extends recognition and appreciation to federations and sports institutions, many federations have expressed their interest in participating, or have registered already in this category.
Competition categories within this award include both individual and collective levels in various departments such as sports management, training, research, sports sponsorship, and women of determination. The total money prize for the award is AED1,700,000.
This year’s competition includes six categories (individuals), ranging from 100,000 Dirhams to 500,000 Dirhams. The highest prize is for the Best Arab Sportswoman at 500,000 Dirhams. The other prize values stand at: the reward for the Best Emirati athlete at 300,000 Dirhams, the reward for the Best Young Athlete at 100,000 Dirhams, the reward for the Best Paralympic Athlete at 100,000 Dirhams, the reward for the Best Coach (Female and Male) at 100,000 Dirhams, and the reward for the Best Sports Media at 100,000 Dirhams.
The second category honors sports federations and institutions, and the prizes range between 100,000 and 300,000 Dirhams. The category includes Best Youth Development Program at 100,000 Dirhams, Best Team at 300,000 Dirhams, and the Best Sports Creative Initiative (Includes Sports Development Research, Technology and Sports Innovation) at 100,000 Dirhams.
Every year, the Award seeks to honor the sports personality of the year, where sports personalities whose experience exceeds twenty years of competition are eligible, and this category is at the level of the Arab world.


The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) is a not-for-profit government entity of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Established in October 2010, the Academy is headed by its Chairwoman, HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and is dedicated to promoting and facilitating women’s sports in the UAE.
The FBMA serves this significant mission by hosting a number of local, regional and international sports events, facilitating community activities, managing and developing local talent and through its education and research work. In fulfilling its mandate, FBMA partners with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and other relevant Government entities and sports federations


Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) was established in 2006 by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
ADSC is aligned to the emirate’s leadership vision to develop sport and youth activities. The Council promotes an effective, emirate-wide sports calendar that stimulates the desire to participate in quality sports among all Abu Dhabi residents and helps the talented and motivated reach their sporting potential.
The sports council supports the organisation and hosting of many international sporting events in Abu Dhabi.
These include the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, UAE Tour, WTA Abu Dhabi International Women's Tennis Championship, World Triathlon Championship, Leaders Sports Business Summit, Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, and IJF Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam.
Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, Spartan World Championship, World Swimming Championships, Mubadala World Tennis Championships, and many other international events cement the reputation and position of Abu Dhabi as a global destination for sport.