Dubai, March 5, 2022: Awad Al-Amiri displayed his skills and determination as he proved why he is the best to lift this year’s Fazza Gold Cup at the 22nd Fazza Championship for Youlah and 17th edition of Al Meydan Program, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai.

The final episode in the search for the Meydan Grand Knight was held on Friday night at Dubai Camel Racing Club’s Al Marmoom Race Track that was full of excitement as Al-Amiri’s victory over Fayadh Al Ameri came only in the final minute.

Awad and Fayadh, who are both from Al Ain, fought toe-to-toe, displaying their skills in various heritage sports. Fayadh first dominated the swimming competition held early in the week at the Hamdan bin Mohammed Sports Complex, where he obtained 10 points. Fayadh also won the Saktoun rifle shooting and added 15 more makers to wind up with 45 points, after racking up 20 points in the camel race.

But Awad showed his composure on the final night and came up with strong performance in the main Youlah competition to get a huge 25 points and another 10 points for his mastery in the Arabic poetry recitation. After adding the 20 points in the horse race, Awad ended up with 55 points, enough for him to bag the title and be hailed as the Meydan Grand Knight.

Fazza Gold Cup

In front of an excited crowd, Awad received the Fazza Gold Cup from His Excellency Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC. Rashid Al Khasouni, HHC Director of Championships, was also present on Friday, during the coronation night that was broadcast live over Al Oula 107.4 FM Radio and Sama Dubai TV and posted on HHC social media platforms.

During the awarding, Ibn Dalmouk thanked the wise leadership of Dubai, and specifically His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, for their enduring support to the promotion of heritage sports in the UAE. 

The HHC CEO also thanked all the stakeholders and partners who contributed to the success of the championship that only grows bigger and stronger year after year. 

The closing episode was also graced by renowned artists, poets and performers. Ahlam Al Shamsi performed the song “Shams Dubai” dedicated to the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai – Her Highness Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum. The words lyrics were written by Ibn Dalmouk and the music composed by Ahmed Al-Harmi.

Aida Al-Menhali also performed the song “The Impossible”, which was written by Muhammad Al-Murr Bel-Abd, and composed by Fayez Al-Saeed. Poet Saif Al Saadi recited the most beautiful words and verses dedicated to “Fazza” His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

Meanwhile, Majed Al-Ghafli received the ‘Yuweel Award’, for his best display of sportsmanship during the entire competiton.