The Abu Dhabi Awards received an exceptional response to this year’s nominations, with more than 9,500 individual citizens of the Emirate nominated for their selfless contribution to the betterment of our society.
In excess of 24,000 residents nominated at the many nomination points around the Emirate, resulting in a total of 34,294 nominations. The overwhelming response highlights that in its third year, the Abu Dhabi Awards continues to resonate in the hearts and minds of the residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
This year saw the extension of the roaming nomination stations to Al Ain and the Western Region – further extending the reach of the Awards and providing even more people with the chance to honor someone whose goodness knows no limits.
The Abu Dhabi Awards represent the commitment of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to preserve the legacy of our Nation’s late father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
“We are delighted with the response, particularly the number of individual nominations received this year,” said Ms Maryam Amiri from the Abu Dhabi Awards organizing committee. ”Our hope is that the 240% increase in nomination recipients is a strong indicator that more people are making positive contributions to our Emirate, as this goes to the very core of why the Awards were initially established.”
Nominations are currently being reviewed and the winning individuals will be announced at a spectacular Awards ceremony to be held at the Emirates Palace in December 2007, which will be televised by Abu Dhabi Television.