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The Aga Khan Band Mombasa at the opening of the 2017 Africa Unity Games.

The 2017 Unity Games has brought Jamats from all over the African continent together in Mombasa. Between 13 – 16 April, more than 700 Ismaili athletes will compete in 19 sports, and will be cheered on by hundreds of fans.

Ismailis from the Malagasy Republic arrive in Mombasa for the Africa-wide Unity Games, which will run from 13 - 16 April 2017. Ismaili Council for Kenya

Mombasa, 13 April 2017 — Every two years, the Ismaili communities of East Africa come together for the Unity Games, a festival of sport. This year, the Games will include Jamats from all over the entire African continent.

Prince Rahim led the AKDN delegation at the opening ceremony of the Second World Nomad Games in the Kyrgyz Republic. AKDN

Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, 6 September 2016 — Prince Rahim represented Mawlana Hazar Imam at the opening ceremony of the Second World Nomad Games, an international event that celebrates the cultural heritage of nomadic peoples throughout out the world.

Ismaili athlete Romikhudo Dodikhudoev will represent Tajikistan at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Muboraksho Guljonov

Romikhudo Dodikhudoev is Tajikistan's only athlete at the 2016 Paralympic Games, which opens in Rio today. He will compete in the Men’s 100 metre and 400 metre races and wants his participation in the Games to be a source of hope for all people with disabilities in his country.

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. The athletes entered the hall together — no longer separated by country.

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.

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.

Dancers highlight the South Asian, Tajik, and Arab traditions at the Opening Ceremony of the Jubilee Games. JG/Shams Merioto

The Opening Ceremony on 23 July in Dubai marked the official start of the 2016 Jubilee Games. The 10 000-strong audience erupted in ovation over and over again, as thousands more around the world streamed it live at TheIsmaili.org.

Prince Rahim and His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan light the central Fanous of the Opening Ceremony to officially mark the beginning of the 2016 Jubilee Games. JG/Pervaiz Akhtar

The 2016 Jubilee Games officially opened on Friday, 23 July in the presence of Prince Rahim and His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. The event marked the start of a week-long celebration of excellence in sport that has drawn some 2,000 athletes of the global Ismaili Muslim community together to compete.

Team Tajikistan, whose oldest competing athlete is 74 years old, enters the Opening Ceremony at the Jubilee Games. JG/Nausheen Khuwaja

On 23 July 2016, thousands of Jamati members from around the world gathered at the Dubai World Trade Centre to mark the official opening of the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai, UAE.

Prince Rahim joins in on an audience wave while taking in a match at the Jubilee Games. JG/Pervaiz Akhtar

Prince Rahim attended the Jubilee Games on 23 July where he met with athletes, volunteers and spectators. He took in a number of sports matches and had a chance to tour the Global Village.

People take time to relax at the Global Village at the 2016 Jubilee Games. JG/Ahmed Charania

If the international Ismaili community were to have its own town square, it would most certainly feel like the Global Village — a Jubilee Games hub where visitors can meet one another and experience the music, art and culture of their Ismaili brothers and sisters from around the world.

Prince Rahim presents Sheikh Nahyan with a momento of the 2016 Jubilee Games during the opening ceremony, as LIF Chairman Mahmoud Eboo looks on. JG / Aly Ramji

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 July 2016 — UAE’s Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan today launched the 2016 Jubilee Games. The event is the emirate’s first intra-community global sports tournament.

Prince Rahim accompanied by Jamati leaders view the Jubilee Store at Dubai Sports World at the 2016 Jubilee Games. JG/Aly Ramji

Dubai, 23 July 2016 — Prince Rahim arrived at the Dubai World Trade Centre this afternoon, as athletes, spectators and volunteers prepared for the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games.

LIF Chairman Mahmoud Eboo speaks to volunteers gathered in Dubai for the 2016 Jubilee Games. Pervez Akhtar

Excitement is building as over 2 000 athletes, 2 400 volunteers and 11 000 spectators from around the world have arrived in Dubai for the 2016 Jubilee Games.

The Jubilee Games Fanous at the Aga Khan Park with the Ismaili Centre, Toronto visible in the distance. Akber Dewji

Over the past several weeks, Ismailis across Canada were brought together by the Jubilee Games Fanous, and in a few day’s time over 330 athletes and coaching staff from Canada will take in its glow in Dubai together with their brothers and sisters from around the world.

Athletes from Team United Kingdom carry the Jubilee Games Fanous to landmarks across London on their way to the Ismaili Centre. Ismaili Council for the UK / Jamil Teja

Over the past three months, the Team United Kingdom Jubilee Games Fanous has been on an epic journey across the continent, visiting jamats in Germany, Sweden and across the UK. Watch as UK athletes carry the Fanous to famous London landmarks on its way back to the Ismaili Centre, London.

Athletes bearing the Indian flag follow the Jubilee Games Fanous at a ceremony in Mumbai. Shams Maredia

The 109 athletes who will represent India at the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai were presented at a lively ceremony held in Mumbai in May. They were received by an enthusiastic, cheering Jamat.

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