The awarding ceremony was held in Dubai on Monday, Emirate al-Yawm reported.
Those who won the top titles in the women section will receive their awards in a separate ceremony after Maghrib prayers on Tuesday.
According to Ibrahim Muhammad Bu Melha, the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), the competition was held on January 7-12.
The DIHQA Hall in Al Mamzar district of Dubai hosted the men competition while women competed at the Women’s Renaissance Association in the city, he said.
Bu Melha noted that the contenders competed in categories of memorization of the entire Quran, memorization of 20 Juzes (parts), memorization of 10 Juzes, memorization of five Juzes (for Emirati citizens), memorization of five Juzes (for over 10-year-old residents), and memorization of three Juzes citizens above 10 years old.
He called for massive presence of Emiratis in the awarding ceremonies to encourage the contestants to continue on the path of memorizing the Holy Book.
The Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Holy Quran competition is one of the main Quranic events organized by the DIHQA annually.
It is aimed at encouraging the UAE’s citizens and expatriates to learn, memorize and read the Quran and act upon its teachings.