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Sharjah’s famous architectural landmark, ‘The Flying Saucer’, has been shortlisted for Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022.




is Highness the Aga Khan arrived in Dubai for his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United Arab Emirates. He was received by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister for Tolerance, Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi,

Aga Khan-owned thoroughbred Vazirabad tops turf race at Dubai World Cup 2018-03-31

Vazirabad (Fr) sets a new track record when winning his third G2 Dubai Gold Cup.

DUBAI, March 31 (Xinhua) -- French thoroughbred Vazirabad won the 3,200 meter turf race known as the Dubai Gold Cup at the Meydan hippodrome, beating 15 competitors for the third time with a track record of three minutes and 17.92 seconds here on Saturday.

Ridden by jockey Christophe Soumillon and trained by Alain De Royer-Dupre, Vazirabad won ahead of its British rivals Sheikh Zayed Road and Rare Rhythm.
Vazirabad is owned by British national His Highness Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of 25 million global members of Isma'ilism, a community with within Shia Islam.

Hazar Imam blesses the Jamat in Dubai 2018-01-23

Hazar Imam blesses the Jamat in Dubai 2018-01-23

Hazar Imam grants Deedar to UAE Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee Darbar 2018-01-23

Hazar Imam arrives in Dubai 2018-01-22

Hazar Imam arrives in Dubai  2018-01-22

Hazar Imam arrived in Dubai for the Diamond Jubilee Darbar inn UAE

Hazar Imam visits the UAE Jamat for Diamond Jubilee and Jamati work

Hazar Imam welcomed to Dubai for Diamond Jubilee celebrations  2018-01-22

Dubai: Prince Karim Agha Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Esmaili Muslim Community, arrived in Dubai on Monday on an official visit as part of his Diamond Jubilee commemoration.

Aga Khan in Al Ain for architecture awards 2016-11-06

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, joins Prince Karim Aga Khan in handing out the Aga Khan Awards fo

AL AIN // "The holy Quran commands humankind to shape our earthly environment as good stewards of the divine creation."

So said Prince Karim Aga Khan – the 49th hereditary Imam of the world Shia Imami Ismaili community and a spiritual leader who claims direct descent from the Prophet Mohammed – on Sunday night at a moonlit ceremony at Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain.

Aga Khan warns climate change will affect Muslim world 2016-11-07

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking in Dubai at Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 2016-11-06

Dubai: Climate change threatens to wipe out areas of the Islamic world within two decades, the spiritual leader of around 25 million Muslims said on Saturday.

Many of the world’s Muslims live in a “band of land” under threat from natural disasters caused by climate change, the Aga Khan told a hushed audience gathered at a Dubai hotel. “We’re beginning to see in many parts of the Muslim world … how global warming is beginning to create situations where life is at risk, where it was not at risk before.”

Hazar Imam arrives in Dubai for the 2014-2016 Cycle of the Awards for Architecture 2016-11-04

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, joins Prince Karim Aga Khan in handing out the Aga Khan Awards fo

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence. (akdn.org)

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai 2003-03-26

Hazar Imam speaking at the opening of the Dubai Ismaili Center  2003-03-23


Your Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

I am deeply honoured by your presence this morning.

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