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Shaikh Nahyan inspects Emirates Club

Shaikh Saud receives him as part of the Under-17 World Cup preparations

  • WAM
  • Published: 17:41 September 16, 2013
  • Gulf News

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  • Shaikh Nahyan saw a presentation on the Emirates Club’s facilities and the latest developments during the visit and was impressed by the level of preparation.

Ras Al Khaimah: His Highness Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, on Monday received Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development and Chairman of the Higher Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the upcoming Fifa Under-17 World Cup in the UAE.

Shaikh Nahyan was on a visit to the emirate to inspect preparations undertaken by Emirates Club in Ras Al Khaimah for the tournament. Shaikh Saud was briefed by Shaikh Nahyan on the UAE’s preparations to host the event.

Upon his arrival at Emirates Club, Shaikh Nahyan was received by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the club. Shaikh Nahyan watched a presentation on the club’s facilities and latest developments on preparations. Following the presentation, Shaikh Nahyan inspected the club’s locker rooms, medical centre and meeting rooms. He praised the high level of preparation shown by the club.

Later, Shaikh Nahyan visited Ras Al Khaimah Club, where he also inspected the club’s facilities and stadium.

“The UAE has made a name for itself on the international sports stage,” said Shaikh Nahyan. “The UAE will not spare a single effort for ensuring the success of the Fifa U-17 World Cup, and completing all preparations. The organisation standards must be on par with the prominence of this event.”

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