Gulf Medical University to host Annual Sports Festival

March 2, 2014 1:36 pm

The Gulf Medical University has announced its 13th Annual GMU Sports Festival to be held from the 8th – 13th of March 2014 at GMU Sports Complex in Ajman.

The Draw of Lots for 13th Annual GMU Sports Festival was conducted on February 27, 2014 at Gulf Medical University, Ajman. Prof. Ishtiyaq Ahmed Shaafie, Chairman Sports Committee, welcomed the sports representatives, directors and the participating teams from 23 colleges and universities from all over the UAE. He read out the special wishes from Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Board of Governors, GMU, and the Provost, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, wishing the teams all the best and congratulating them for their enthusiastic participation.

Prof. Ishtiyaq specially thanked the Founder President for his guidance and constant support in carrying out the sports festivals and extracurricular activities at GMU. We are expecting maximum participation from all the institutions and we will break all previous records, in terms of number of teams vying for top honors, he said. Prof. Mohammed Arifulla, Dean Admissions and Registers, GMU was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Addressing the Sports Directors and officials from various participating institutions, Prof. Arifulla highlighted the progress made by GMU in the field of academics and extracurricular activities over the last 15 years. He wished all the best to the participating institutes.

The various teams will be vying for the top honors in the following tournaments:

– Boys: Cricket, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Squash and Swimming

– Girls: Cricket, Football, Throwball, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis and Swimming

The Platinum Sponsor for the GMU Sports Festival is Thumbay Group, UAE and the co-sponsored by Body and Soul Health Club, Ajman. Galadari Driving Institute is the Gold Sponsors for this edition of the Sports Festival.


Ravi Tipparaju
Assistant Director- Health Communications Division
Gulf Medical University
P.O.Box: 4184, Ajman – United Arab Emirates
Tel: 00971 6 7431333 – Ext 241
Fax: 00971 6 7431661
Direct: 00971 6 7030699