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This year, on 11 July 2017, the Ismaili Community around the world marked the Diamond Jubilee and the 60th anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s ascension to the Imamat.

 

This year, on the 11 July 2017, the Ismaili Community around the world marked the Diamond Jubilee, and the 60th anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s ascension to the Imamat.

The Ismaili Centre, Dubai.

On the evening of Saturday, 5 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The Aga Khan Music Initative is an interregional music and arts education programme that supports talented musicians and educators in preserving, transmitting and further developing their musical heritage in contemporary forms. 

Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Gary Otte

On the evening of Saturday, 5 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The feature of the evening was a rare musical encounter between the talented and innovative artists from Afghanistan, China, Italy, and Syria.

Ismaili Council President Amiruddin Thanawalla welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam together with the UAE Minister of State for Tolerance. Gary Otte

Dubai, 4 November 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in the United Arab Emirates this evening, ahead of this weekend’s presentation of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He was accompanied by Prince Amyn and Prince Aly Muhammad.

South Asian dance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games. Asif Balesha

South Asian Dance performance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 29 July 2016.

Kaleidoscope dance performed at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games. Asif Bhalesha

Dancers perform a piece inspired by the colours, patterns and diversity of a kaleidoscope at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, in Dubai.

Performances during the Closing Ceremony of the inaugural Golden Jubilee Games.

Long after the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, its rhythms and melodies resonate. Samira Noorali spoke with the musicians to get behind-the-scenes feel for how that musical magic was created.

South Asian dance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games. Asif Balesha

South Asian Dance performance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 29 July 2016.

Kaleidoscope dance performed at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games. Asif Bhalesha

Dancers perform a piece inspired by the colours, patterns and diversity of a kaleidoscope at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, in Dubai.

Members of the Mazij AlMusiqaa Ensemble perform at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games. Asif Bhalesha

Long after the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, its rhythms and melodies resonate. Samira Noorali spoke with the musicians to get behind-the-scenes feel for how that musical magic was created.

The Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 29 July 2016. Watch the full event here.

Upon his arrival for the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, His Highness Sheikh Mansoor is accompanied by LIF Chairman Mahmoud Eboo and Ismaili Council President Amiruddin Thanawala. JG / Pervaiz Akhtar

In a dazzling end to a memorable week, the Jubilee Games Closing Ceremony was a kaleidoscope of colour, dance, music, photos, and inspiring words.

Upon his arrival for the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, His Highness Sheikh Mansoor is accompanied by LIF Chairman Mahmoud Eboo and Ismaili Council President Amiruddin Thanawala. JG / Pervaiz Akhtar

In a dazzling end to a memorable week, the Jubilee Games Closing Ceremony was a kaleidoscope of colour, dance, music, photos, and inspiring words. The athletes entered the hall together — no longer separated by country.

Tennis courts at Dubai Sports World located at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Akber Dewji

The final day of competition at the Jubilee Games lived up to the hype. Team Canada caught up to and overtook Team Pakistan in the medal standings, and everyone in attendance was treated to great matches.

Medalists in women's track & field gather for a photo behind their respective flags on the final day of competition. JG / Akber Dewji

The final day of competition at the Jubilee Games lived up to the hype. Team Canada caught up to and overtook Team Pakistan in the medal standings, and everyone in attendance was treated to great matches.

The spirit of Jamati unity prevailed as Ismailis from around the world gathered in Dubai for the 2016 Jubilee Games. JG

Competition was intense at the 2016 Jubilee Games, but it was the spirit of Jamati unity that won out in the end. Watch as Ismailis from around the world render the familiar lyrics “Dream, believe and reach the the sky!” in several of the many languages spoken in their home countries.

Hospitality desk volunteers answered questions and offered directions and tips to the thousands of people attending the Jubilee Games in Dubai. JG

Approximately 2 000 volunteers from the United Arab Emirates and abroad gathered in Dubai to make the 2016 Jubilee Games a reality. This video pays tribute to them.

In the women's basketball semi-final, Canada held off Tajikistan to advance to the final. JG / Kashish Ali

Wednesday was semi-final day at the Jubilee Games. The matches were intense and the crowds were at their loudest.

Salim and Sulaiman discuss their experiences in the music industry during the workshop at the Global Village. JG/Farhez Rayani

The Jubilee Games has celebrated not only the excellence of athletes in the Jamat, but also the Ismaili community’s musical performers. Much of the excitement and unity of the Jubilee Games has been spread through world-class music.