NBF Fujairah Run returns for its third edition
This is the 3rd consecutive year of the NBF Fujairah Run and the event is set to welcome over 2,000 participants
National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) has secured a sponsorship from Malabar Gold & Diamonds, significantly strengthening the offering and profile of the bank’s annual Fujairah Run this year, which is taking place on the 22nd of November. This is the third year in a row the bank partners with Malabar Gold & Diamonds to further bolster its efforts to increase sports not only in Fujairah but across the wider UAE.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Vince Cook, CEO of NBF said “We have been working behind the scenes to secure strong local support for our annual Fujairah Run, in order to expand the event’s reach. This partnership in its third year gives us more resources to elevate the overall participant and spectator experience. The collaboration with Malabar Gold & Diamonds will further broaden awareness not only for the run, but for our joint commitment to contributing to a healthy and fit community, setting an example for importance of an active lifestyle.”
Once again, this year’s run will take place under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah. Runners of all levels are expected to compete in the 3km, 5km, 10km races as well as 11km mountain trail route, which will take place against Fujairah’s stunning mountain backdrop. The 11km trail run is unique as it is the first competitive run route to take place directly through a mountain range. The race will also include a category for People of Determination with free entry for all participants.
Mr. Shamlal Ahamed, Managing Director – International Operations of Malabar Gold & Diamonds, stated that the partnership was a way for the company to promote and inspire the next generation to embrace health and fitness. He continued: “This event will no doubt play an important role in further establishing running in the UAE, as well as spurring tourism in Fujairah. With this ongoing partnership, we see this event becoming an annual fixture in the sports calendar of UAE, in turn raising awareness for the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle.”
Registration for the event is now open for individuals, families and businesses. Visit: nbf.fujairahrun.ae for more details.
The NBF Fujairah Run 2019 secured sponsorship from many other partners, some for the third year running, significantly strengthening the offering and profile of this year’s run. They includes: UAE Exchange, United Steels Industries, Sketchers, AFNIC, Rosy Blue, Splendour, Allianz Marine, Fujairah Natural Resource Corporation, Fujairah Free Zone, Fujairah Port, Nikai, Fujairah National Group, Fujairah Adventure Club, Fujairah TV and Radio and Mahraj.
About National Bank of Fujairah PJSC:
Incorporated in 1982, National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) is a full services corporate bank with strong corporate and commercial banking, treasury and trade finance expertise as well as an expanding suite of personal banking options and Shari’a compliant services. Leveraging its deep banking experience and market insight within Fujairah and the UAE, NBF is well-positioned to build lasting relationships with its clients and help them achieve their business goals.NBF’s key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah, Easa Saleh Al Gurg LLC and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Rated Baa1/Prime-2 for deposits and A3 for counterparty risk assessment by Moody’s and BBB+/A-2 by Standard & Poor’s, both with a stable outlook, the bank is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under the symbol “NBF”. It has a branch network of 18 across the UAE.
About Malabar Gold & Diamonds:
Malabar Gold & Diamonds is the flagship company of Malabar Group, a leading diversified Indian business conglomerate. Established in 1993, Malabar Gold & Diamonds today has a strong retail network of 250 outlets spread across 10 countries, wholesale units in addition to offices, design centers and factories spread across India, Middle East & Far East. With an annual turnover of $4.51 billion, the company currently ranks among the largest jewellery retailers globally.
The group also operates MGD – Lifestyle Jewellery, a retail concept offering trendy and light weight jewellery that represents the independent and the modern woman through its designs and collections.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds also features an online store – www.malabargoldanddiamonds.com providing customers the opportunity to purchase their favourite jewellery any time and on any day from the comfort of their home.
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