Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017: They might not be the real thing, but two local namesakes of Spanish giants Barcelona and Madrid matched the goal-scoring feats of the originals, launching their campaign in the seven-a-side football tournament of the Positive Soul community sports initiative with big wins.
Barcelona were dominant as they defeated Lootah 6-1 at Muhaisnah Park, while Madrid blanked Al Ittihad 4-0 on the opening weekend of the second stage of the Positive Soul initiative, which was launched by Dubai Police in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council in May.
Gulf Heroes defeated Muhaisnah 3-2 and Al Khawaneej shared points with Al Ansar following a 3-3 draw in the day’s other matches.
The first stage of the programme was held in Mirdiff from May 29 to September 15, while the second stage is being held ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Filippo Ganna has been crowned the Individual Pursuit European Champion. Following his silver medal in the 2017 World Championships, the Italian rider rode to victory on Saturday evening in Berlin, Germany wearing the Italian national team kit and riding on a Colnago bike.
Commenting on his success, Filippo Ganna said; "I'm very happy I succeeded in being very competitive on the track in my first season as a pro. This season I focused on road racing, being part of an important World Tour team with UAE Team Emirates. I'm proud of this title, I share the joy with my fans, with the Italian national team members and with my team, UAE Team Emirates, who support me every day.”
Corporate victory for CG Racing 1 and ZOOM Racing Team claims Nations Cup
Dubai, UAE, 22 October 2017: Batelco Racing is in firm control of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship after taking its third consecutive win of the 2017 series on Saturday (21 October), narrowly beating out arch rivals CG Racing Pro.
The Choueiri Group (CG) fared better in the Corporate category, scoring its first class win of the year, while ZOOM Racing Team added another Nations Cup trophy to the one it earned in round two.
After 700 kilometres and over twelve hours of endurance kart racing on the Reverse Switchback Circuit at Dubai Kartdrome, Mohammed Mattar, Ramez Azzam and Saeed Al Mehairi of Batelco Racing completed the hat-trick victory over CG Racing Pro by just 12.095 seconds.
Early on Lukoil Racing looked to ......read more
AED 35,000 awarded in competition that recognises the creative talents of women of all ages
Sharjah, October 21, 2017: Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that it has received a total of 292 entries from 27 nationalities for its ‘Noon Arts’ Award. Its theme translating as ‘Huwiyyati - My Identity,’ the Award supports talented creative artists in the field of painting and photography, with the best designs taking a share of AED 35,000 prize money and being displayed in SLC’s Noon Gallery.
Launched to celebrate individual identity and to honour female artists, the Huwiyyati Award is in line with SLC’s commitment to support the field of conceptual arts and enhancing cultural growth across the UAE, with a particular focus on Sharjah. The award is a first-of-its-kind initiative from ......read more
Moza Al Marri: Anita DeFrantz is a role model for women in sports and leadership roles
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017: Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards yesterday announced the participation of Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as one of the speakers at the 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity, which will be held on November 1 at the Palazzo Versace hotel under the theme “Empowerment of Women in Sport”.
DeFrantz, who was a member of the United States rowing team at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal in the women’s eight, has been one of the leading voices for gender-equality in the Olympic movement and became the first female Vice President of the IOC executive committee in 1997, remained in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017: More than 1,000 people are expected to line-up for the fourth running of the Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge this Friday at Dubailand, the event being a part of the #30x30 Dubai Fitness Challenge this year.
Supported by Dubai Sports Council, this year’s Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge will be an official qualifying event for the 2018 Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) World Championships as well, but only in the individual 10km category.
The first three heats of the day, starting 7.30am, will be reserved solely for ‘pro’ athletes and only these heats will count towards the Desert Warrior Challenge individual competition - male and female - and the qualifying for the OCR World Championship.
To be considered a pro athlete, male participants should have completed a 10km sand-based ......read more
Al Iman School in Bahrain and Supervisor Houriya Al Thil from Morocco also honoured at Dubai closing ceremony
Dubai, UAE: 18 October, 2017: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today crowed Afaf Sherif from Palestine the champion of the Arab Reading Challenge. Al Iman School in Bahrain won the best school title and Houriya Al Thil from Morocco was honoured as the most outstanding supervisor.
At the finale of the second round of the Challenge, His Highness said, “We invite all Arab students across the world to join us and to compete in ARC next year; we want to bring Arabs together in the spirit of education and competition.”
He continued, “ARC has revealed the passion young Arabs have for knowledge; they are the ones who will ......read more
DUBAI – October 18, 2017: Dubai-headquartered Sustainable Mindz and Denmark-based Eir Soccer announced the launch of Global Goals World Cup UAE (GGWCup UAE), the first women’s only global soccer tournament in the Middle East supporting the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals.
The GGWCup UAE will be hosted in Dubai, the UAE on January 19, 2018, under the patronage of the Royal Danish Embassy Abu Dhabi, Save the Children International and the United Nations Development Programme. The tournament will drive awareness around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and empowering young girls and women around the world.
Sustainable Mindz and Eir Soccer believe that the UAE is a great location for the first edition of the GGWCup in the MENA region. The tournament is a one-day, spectator friendly, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017: UAE Team Emirates will finish their opening UCI World Tour cycling season in China this week, where they will participate in the Tour of Guangxi from Thursday 19 – Tuesday 24 October.
The six-stage race, taking place in the southern region of China bordering Vietnam, will feature seven UAE Team Emirates’ riders including; Matteo Bono (Italy), Valerio Conti (Italy), Kristijan Durasek (Croatia), Andrea Guardini (Italy), Matej Mohoric (Slovenia), Oliviero Troia (Italy) and Federico Zurlo (Italy). The team will be supported by Sports Directors Simone Pedrazzini and Bruno Vicino.
The opening three stages of the season finale will likely favour the sprinters, whilst climbers could look to make up any lost time on stages four and five – both featuring ......read more
Festival to celebrate prolific work of the Egyptian writer of script and screen
Dubai - 18 October 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has confirmed that this year’s Arab Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize the illustrious Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed, celebrating his achievements in screenwriting and outstanding contributions to the industry. One of Egypt’s most acclaimed writers with a career that spans four decades, Hamed has an impressive list of credits to his name. Hamed is set to receive the award at the Festival’s 14th edition, running from 6 – 13 December 2017.
Wahid Hamed is renowned for his diverse work and extensive contribution to Egyptian cinema and television. An Egyptian native from the governate of Sharqia, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology ......read more
Finalists narrowed down from 16 to three in semifinals before closing ceremony
Dubai, UAE: 17 October, 2017: The Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) Higher Committee met today to discuss mechanisms to increase ARC’s reach in the Arab world, and to engage as many schools as possible in the next round, maintaining the remarkable momentum the challenge has established. The committee also focused on how to engrain the habit of reading in more students throughout the Arab world within a comprehensive and sustainable framework.
The final preparations for the closing ceremony on October 18 were also discussed. The ceremony will be held under the patronage of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who will crown the challenge winner, the most ......read more
From the front lines of Syrian conflict to the lively streets of Casablanca, the first films of the prestigious Muhr Feature category promise captivating cinema
Dubai, 16 October 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the first films that will feature in the highly anticipated Muhr Feature category. Held within the Festival from 6 – 13 December 2017, the Muhr Awards celebrate standout regional talents whose work highlights and explores the traditions and culture of the diverse Arab world.
Since 2006, DIFF has brought together the best in local and regional short and feature-length films for the Muhr Awards. Designed to highlight and nurture cinematic talent from around the Arab world, the competitive lineup will have their entries screened for DIFF audiences and judged by a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017: On this month’s episode of ‘Marketplace Middle East’, John Defterios interviews Arif Amiri, CEO of Dubai’s International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC), to discover more about the centre’s innovative growth strategies.
As the leading financial hub for the 7.4 trillion dollar MEASA region (the Middle East, Africa and South Asia), the DIFC was recently ranked in the top ten international financial centres by the Financial Times Banker Magazine. The DIFC has truly positioned itself as a global player in the financial services sector.
Amiri outlines the centre’s success: “Today we have the largest Chinese banks working out of the DIFC, we have the largest five Japanese banks and the top ten Indian banks. Last year, we had the global bank domicile their ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017: The Peugeot 3008DKR drivers enjoyed a clean run to the finish of the Rallye du Maroc in Erfoud today, rounding off a successful event. They finished second and 10th overall, successfully completing their preparations for next year’s Dakar Rally. Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena led the event right up until the penultimate stage yesterday, when they were delayed by a mechanical issue with a damper. The same type of problem also affected Carlos Sainz, highlighting some areas of improvement for the Peugeot Sport engineers to work on before their South American odyssey in January.
Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena ensured a safe finish with their Peugeot 3008DKR today and eventually set third-fastest time on SS6, despite being held back by dust and a double puncture at the finish. They ended up just seven ......read more
Once in a lifetime opportunity for UAE film fans at the region’s leading film festival
Registration is now OPEN for the 14th Festival, December 6-13
Dubai, 15 October 2017: With less than two months to go until the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the glittering annual gala is inviting volunteers to join the team that brings cinematic magic to the Emirates each December. Registration is now open for DIFF’s popular volunteer programme calling out to all UAE Nationals and residents over the age of 18.
Running across eight action-packed days, DIFF will welcome actors, directors, producers and industry professionals from across the globe, as well as eager film fans, to enjoy and celebrate the very best of cinema. DIFF’s volunteer program is a unique opportunity to be an integral part ......read more
Sharjah Archaeology Museum and Institut français in the United Arab Emirates / Cultural Department of the French Embassy host a selection of 100 ancient objects discovered by French archaeologists in the UAE.
SHARJAH, October 14, 2017: The fortieth anniversary of a fruitful archaeological partnership between the UAE and France will be celebrated at an upcoming exhibition held at Sharjah Archaeology Museum with the support of UNESCO.
Entitled 40 Years of Archaeological Cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and France, this unique exhibition will feature more than 100 objects excavated by the French Archaeological Mission since it began its work in the UAE in 1977.
Running from October 18, 2017 to January 31, 2018, the exhibition is curated by Dr. Sophie Mery, Director of the French Archaeological Mission ......read more
Guessing games, trick photography, virtual reality booths, and more explored by young visitors
Sharjah, 12 October 2017: Alongside being the first-of-its-kind cinematic extravaganza curated for children and young adults, the fifth Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2017) has conceptualised and created a vast selection of hands-on activities, which are encouraging young participants to challenge their creative imaginations and experience the media arts and cinema in fun, yet relevant ways.
The “Guess Who” game, for instance, is a riot of colours to begin with, and SICFF has provided children 24 movie poster cards to determine what the name of the movie is. The objective is reached by asking either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions to the competing ......read more
Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Returns
Dubai, 10 October 2017: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is pleased to announce the highly successful Montegrappa Writing Prize is back for 2018, and it is bigger than ever before. For the first time, the competition is broadening its reach and first time novelists from the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia can enter.
The winner of the Prize wins the chance to discuss their manuscript with international literary agent Luigi Bonomi, a two-night stay at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai, a copy of the current Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook and a Montegrappa Limited Edition Writing Instrument.
The competition is now open to residents of the above countries who are 21 years or older and who ......read more
Al Barwani Claims Masters and Kumaran Wins SWS Junior Cup
Dubai, UAE, 10 October 2017: Veteran racers ruled the night during the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Series on Monday (9 October) at Dubai Kartdrome. Emirati aces Saeed Al Mehairi and Atef Al Barwani dominated the Senior Cup and Masters, and Kyle Kumaran took top honours in the Junior Cup.
SWS Senior Cup & Masters
Saeed Al Mehairi was out of the SWS Sprint Series for the summer, but returned to action without any loss in form, maintaining a near perfect run on his way to winning the round.
Maz Nawaz was the only one to stand in Al Mehairi’s way, striking first by nabbing pole position in qualifying with a best lap time of 1:12.141.
Following the qualifying, Al Mehairi went two-for-two on the evening, winning both heats and claiming the maximum ......read more
Make the Queen’s Guard smile and get a chance to win a trip to London for two!
Dubai, October 10, 2017: RSA Insurance will be challenging residents of the UAE with one mission: to see if they can make one of the Queen’s Royal Guards smile.
The Queen’s Guards are famed for their ability to remain entirely focused on their job, even in the face of camera-laden tourists and wannabe jokers. Despite surrounding distractions, they remain impassive as thousands of tourists a day approach them. They guard royal residences in London and are a popular subject for visitors taking pictures.
RSA have arranged for the people of the UAE to experience the smiling guard for themselves at ......read more
Mian Biwi Aur Wagah makes a comeback after the play’s successful inaugural shows in August
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2017: Coinciding with Dubai’s venerable initiative of “The Year of Giving 2017,” the city’s newly formed homegrown South Asian community theatre group, Goonj Productions, is organizing a free matinee show of its back-on-popular-demand Urdu play “Mian, Biwi Aur Wagah”.
An additional show of the play, which has been written and produced by professionals based in the UAE, will be staged for 160 blue-collar workers on Friday, October 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
This show will be followed by the play’s regular ticketed shows in the evenings of 13-14 October at 7:30 p.m. at The Junction, Alserkal Avenue. The duration of the play is ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ rider and former U23 World Champion Matej Mohoric won the Hong Kong Cyclothon on Sunday, successfully defending his 2016 title. The Slovenian rider crossed the finish line five seconds ahead of Robbie Hucker (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness team) while teammate Ben Swift came in 11th place.
Commenting on his victory Mohoric said: “UAE Team Emirates was one of two World Tour teams lined up at the starting line. We knew that in order to avoid taking on the burden of having to lead the race, we would have to ensure we made it into the breaks, and that is what we did. After 35 km, Swift and I managed to be part of an attack made up of about 20 riders or so and this turned out to be the crucial move we needed in the race. Our group started to break up as the ......read more
‘Global Perspectives on the Islamic Creative Economy’ highlights the growing potential of Dubai as the global capital of the Islamic economy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 October 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has today launched its ‘Global Perspectives on the Islamic Creative Economy’ book, featuring interviews that present the opinions of experts from local and international experts about how to consolidate Dubai’s position as an international centre for the Islamic Culture and Art Economy (ICAE), and chart a future course of expansion for the ICAE.
The book was launched to the public during a press conference that took place at the Etihad Museum and was attended by Saeed Al Nabouda, ......read more
Young creatives invited to apply for a chance to win world-class amination coaching and have a chance to show their work at DIFF
The Young Animators Award is now open for submissions
Dubai, 08 October 2017: DIFF is once again inviting all budding animators to enter The Young Animators Award, which returns to the Festival for a third year. The competition is encouraging 13-18 year-olds across the UAE to apply for a chance to win a workshop with some of the region’s most talented animators, and go on to create their own short. All submissions will then be judged by a panel of experts, with the winning film lighting up the big screen at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival in December.
Following the success of previous competition editions, DIFF alongside Taaleem, one of the largest ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2017: UAE Team Emirates travels to Asia this weekend to take on the third edition of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon, taking place on Sunday 8 October. For the first time in its history, the race has qualified as a UCI 1.1. category race.
The four riders competing for UAE Team Emirates include; Andrea Guardini (Italy), Seid Lizde (Italy), Matej Mohoric (Slovenia) and Ben Swift (Great Britain).
This year’s race is set to be record breaking, with more than 4,900 general participants taking part. The 103km route will bring back fond memories for Matej Mohoric, who won the 2016 race and will be looking for a repeat performance this year.
Commenting on the upcoming race, Sports Director Simone Pedrazzini said: “Many of the participants ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 7, 2017: Dubai Customs, the Carpet & Art Oasis organizer, has already leased 70% of the available space for the renowned exhibition (3,0002 m out of 3,5002 m).
The Department still receives requests from companies willing to participate in the exhibition which will be held in at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 & 3 for 21 days ......read more
13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 4, 2017: As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week miniseries ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women ......read more
Latest shorts from across the region confirmed for the highly anticipated Muhr Gulf Short Awards
Dubai, 04 October 2017: The innovative Muhr Gulf Short section returns to the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) with a diverse selection of creative short films from across the region, providing a crucial opportunity for filmmakers to premiere their unique projects on the world ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017: UAE Team Emirates continued their pursuit of a victory in the latest Italian day races, as Colombian Diego Ulissi finished seventh at the Giro dell’Emilia on Saturday, whilst Italian Simone Consonni finished ninth at the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli on Sunday.
Ulissi caught the eye with his performance on the 223km route from Bologna to ......read more
Monday 2nd October 2017, Dubai: The Capital Club, Dubai’s leading private business club, is delighted to announce a new partnership with West Contemporary, a fine art gallery and art consultancy.
West Contemporary, works with a handpicked selection of some of the best contemporary fine artists including Robi Walters, Carne Griffths and Beth Cullen-Kerridge who created a 20ft marble ......read more
Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al-Baqsami runs from October 11 to December 16, 2017.
SHARJAH, October 1, 2017: Sharjah Art Museum is to open the UAE’s first exhibition dedicated to the award-winning Kuwaiti artist and writer Thuraya Al-Baqsami.
Running from October 11, 2017 to December 16, 2017, Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al-Baqsami is the eighth edition of the Lasting ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017: UAE Team Emirates continue their pursuit of an Italian race win as they head to Emilia-Romagna (Italy) and Bologna (Italy) to take part in two, one day UCI Europe races - the Giro dell'Emilia (September 30) and the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli (October 1).
Eight UAE Team Emirates' riders will form the line-up, which features the ......read more
The latest in innovative filmmaking revealed
Region’s top talent go head to head for 2019 Academy Award consideration
Dubai, 27 September 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the first seven films shortlisted for the highly anticipated Muhr Awards, displaying the latest and greatest in regional cinema. Taking place over the course of the ......read more
Eelma Tops Masters Class and Maiden Junior Cup Victory For Gid
Dubai, UAE, 27 September 2017: Veteran racers dominated the SWS Senior Cup on Monday night (25 September) at Dubai Kartdrome with Anjum Shaikh taking the overall victory and Heiki Eelma claiming Masters. In the SWS Junior Cup, Hugo Gid nabbed the top step of the podium for the very first time.
SWS Senior Cup ......read more
The fifth edition of SICFF to Kick-off on October 8
UAE, USA and France submit the largest number of films
50 workshops including Walt Disney artists and Game of Thrones visual effects team
70 directors walk the red carpet
19 members in each judging panel
Sharjah, September 27, 2017: The fifth edition of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2017: UAE Team Emirates will head to Tuscany (Italy) to take part in two UCI Europe races - the Giro della Toscana-Memorial Martini (from 26th - 27th September) and the Coppa Sabatini - Gran Premio città di Peccioli (September 28) following the World Cycling Championships that concluded on Sunday in Bergen, Norway.
The line-up consists of eight ......read more
The exhibition at Project Space Art Jameel, Alserkal Avenue, is Maha Maamoun’s first solo show in the Gulf
Dubai, United Arab Emirates | September 25, 2017: Art Jameel’s latest initiative in its Project Space in Dubai is an exhibition of video and photographic works by renowned Egyptian artist Maha Maamoun.
‘Works by Maha Maamoun’ takes ......read more
Panasonic Jaguar Racing reveal Nelson Piquet Jr as their new driver for Formula E season four
Brazilian champion joins Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans and reserve driver Ho-Pin Tung
Jaguar’s all-electric I-TYPE 2 racecar unveiled in full season four race livery
GKN and Viessmann join Panasonic Jaguar Racing as Official Team Partners
24 September, Dubai, ......read more
Part of the Dubai Programme for Youth Theatre 2017-2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 September 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that applications are now closed for its ‘Best Script Award’, which was launched earlier in August as part of the Dubai programme ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017: The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation®, the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, conducted the official Weigh-ins today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® | Los Angeles.
The Jiu-Jitsu club players from the UAE: Al-Ain, Al Wahda, Al Jazira and Al Nasr made weight ahead of their ......read more
Anis Sajan, Mentor of Indian Team plots UAE teams down fall in clash of the titans" India beat UAE by 13 runs in one of the most thrilling game played at Insportz Yesterday. This match was billed as the clash of the titans by Anis Sajan as he had played all his Indoor Cricket in UAE for Twenty Years and as destiny would make him the mentor of Indian Team, it was a big challenge for Anis to ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 September, 2017: Bloom Education, the specialist education division of Bloom Holding, announced that its contemporary cultural institution dedicated to promoting and imparting knowledge on the Arabic language, culture and arts, is set to open its doors in the 2018/2019 academic year, in conjunction with the opening of Bloom Education’s Dubai school ......read more
6th edition of ‘Dubai Next’ to be held in London from 18-20th September as part of the London Design Festival programme
‘Dubai Next’ 6th edition marks the final of series of extensive programme held in support of the 2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration
Programme features the launch of a new ‘Islamic Art Economy’ book by Dubai culture, ......read more
After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team ......read more
How Butch can you get?
“Dad, I want to join my friends at golf class!”
It’s not the usual request you hear from a child of 10 in this day and age. Most of time you’d expect the majority of them to be fixated on some digital screen or another engaging in whatever fantastical concoctions the wizards of the Cyber-world had presented. And let’s be honest, I’m ......read more
Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced they will present Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’ to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in Los ......read more
Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (SB13) to conclude in Beirut with Act II and fourth off-site project
14 – 22 October 2017
Beirut Art Center
Running from 14 to 22 October 2017, the Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) concluding programme in Beirut, organised with Ashkal Alwan, includes SB13 Act II and the off¬-site project, Upon a Shifting Plate. The opening week ......read more
THE OSCAR WINNER AND IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR WILL RETURN TO DIFF FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE AWARD THAT CELEBRATES ASPIRING GULF FILMMAKERS.
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE USD 100,000 PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta provided 21 ......read more
International film innovators, award winners, creative and technical experts
Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017: The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best ......read more