Frequently Asked Questions


The Jubilee Games are an international Ismaili sports tournament that encourages and supports Ismaili athletes in achieving excellence in competitive sports. The Games also enhance the Jamat’s awareness and appreciation for physical fitness and health.

Established as a Golden Jubilee International Programme, the inaugural Games were held in June 2008 in Nairobi, Kenya, as an international Jamati celebration of sport and fitness. The Games brought together 1,200 Ismaili athletes from over 20 countries, and showcased the global Jamat’s athletic achievement while highlighting its diverse cultural, social, and linguistic traditions.

Dubai can be quite hot and humid during the month of July. Temperatures can reach on average 45 °C (113 °F), and the average humidity is often over 90%. Rainfall is infrequent in Dubai.