Dubai: Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), has called upon the new board of directors to fulfil the sporting aspirations of UAE youth, who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of watersports activities.
Chairing the first meeting of the new board of directors of DIMC earlier this week, Shaikh Mansour lauded the efforts of the outgoing board that ensured tapping of talent at the grass roots level through the staging of development programmes at various schools in Dubai.
“The fruits of these various programmes will be felt in the long-run when we have some of these youth travelling abroad to represent the UAE at regional and international meetings,” Shaikh Mansour said.
“Our leaders have always encouraged all our youths to try new activities. They have shown us the way by participating in sports activities themselves, and it is our duty now to try and help fulfil these aspirations laid down by them,” he added.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued a resolution reconstituting the DIMC board on September 8. Ahmad Saeed Bin Meshar was appointed as the new chairman while other members included Ali Nasser Al Haballa (vice-chairman), Huraiz Al Mur Huraiz, Mohammad Abdullah Hareb, Jamal Zael Bin Kreshan, Adnan Ali Al Abbar and Ebrahim Sultan Al Haddad as members for a renewable term of three years.
“The challenge before us today is to ensure we keep up with changing times. Dubai has evolved over the past few years and we ought to also keep pace with the development made by the emirate and the UAE. Like any other sporting event, maritime activities too play a crucial role in developing the fabric of society and we hope to follow the path shown by ours leaders,” Bin Meshar said.
“We want the DIMC to evolve as the best maritime [body] in the region, if not the world, and we will ensure we will do everything possible to achieve this goal. This club will become a destination for all things related to watersports,” he added.