· Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi presents winner’s trophy to Ryan Fox after hotly contested professional sport at Al Hamra Golf Club
· Event brings to an end two weeks of world-class golf, successfully hosted by Ras Al Khaimah
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has presented a second professional golf trophy in the space of a week after Al Hamra Golf Club became the first golf course in the region to host back-to-back DP World Tour events.
H.H. Sheikh Saud presented the Ras Al Khaimah Classic trophy to New Zealander Ryan Fox after four days of breathtaking golf, which was broadcast to television audiences around the world.
“Through these two golf events in as many weeks, Ras Al Khaimah has highlighted to the world its credentials as a destination of choice for hosting high-profile events,” said H.H. Sheikh Saud. “Ras Al Khaimah’s strategic development plans encapsulate all segments of society and all business sectors, including tourism and events, so we are proud to be achieving our ambitious objectives through the successful hosting of these tournaments.”
“These past two weeks have been a marker of progress for our Emirate and set a benchmark for future events. It also sends out a message globally that Ras Al Khaimah is an open and adept partner across all manner of sectors,” H.H. Sheikh Saud added.
The Ruler of the UAE’s northernmost Emirate also stressed the importance of sports in fostering communication and bringing people together. He spoke of how sports play a pivotal role in creating opportunities for cooperation, encouraging healthy competition and promoting human dialogue.
“Sports are an important part of life and are the anchor of cultural and human
progress,” H.H. Sheikh Saud noted. “Today, sports are a symbol of national identity and demonstrate the level of a people’s cultural development.”
The sport theme continues in Ras Al Khaimah next weekend with the return of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon on February 19, which is expected to attract thousands of runners, including many elite athletes.