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Verstappen Closes Out the Season with his 15th Win of the Year at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022

Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2022: Max Verstappen ended his campaign with yet another dominant display as he secured his 15th victory of the season with an assured drive at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to cap a truly remarkable 2022. Having already wrapped up his second world title and helped Oracle Red Bull Racing secure the constructors’ crown, the Dutch driver showed no signs of complacency as he cruised to victory from pole position at Yas Marina Circuit.   Team-mate Sergio Pérez started the race level on points with Charles LeClerc and knew that finishing ahead of the Ferrari driver would secure second in the drivers' championship. The Mexican pushed hard throughout the race but was unable to catch LeClerc and eventually had to settle for third in the race and in the final championship more

UAE Teams Triumph in World Robot Olympiad International 2022 Final

• Nine UAE teams represented the UAE in WRO International Final 2022 • UAE represented among head judges committee    Abu Dhabi, UAE- 25, November 2022:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) congratulates the nine teams who represented the UAE in the World Robot Olympiad 2022 final which was held 17-19 November in Dortmund Germany under the theme ‘My Robot, My Friend’.   The annual competition aims to enhance students’ STEM skills, creativity, and problem solving, inspiring a future generation of scientists, engineers, and inventors from around the world.    The UAE teams competed against the international teams that represents 73 countries in the international competition to showcase various ways of how robots can interact with and help more

Dubai Future Foundation Announces Winners of the Smart Toys Competition 2.0

• Hosted by Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE with HE Omar Al Olama and as co-chairs  • Dubai welcomed Smart Toys innovators on World Children’s Day at the Museum of the Future   Dubai - 24, November 2022 - Dubai Future Foundation in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the winners of the second edition of the Smart Toys Competition, hosted by Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE (C4IR UAE).  The competition attracted 43 solutions developed by innovators, entrepreneurs, toy developers, and start-ups specialized in various technology sectors from 20 countries around the world.   The winning projects include Karbo in the Educational category, Kumiita in the Creative Play category, Kaibot in the Learn-to-Code category, more

Samsung MENA Launches the First-ever Roblox ‘Space Cup' Football Tournament

• Samsung MENA is set to host the first-of-its-kind Space Tycoon tournament exclusively for the MENA region.  • Eight influencer gamers from the region will each recruit a team of three players to compete to win prizes worth up to $10,000. • Registrations to participate in the tournament is now open until November 30th, 2022.  • Samsung’s Space Tycoon will also release four new football-themed mini-games for sports and Roblox lovers to enjoy from 19 November 2022.     Dubai, UAE, 24 November 2022: In celebration of the much-anticipated football season, Samsung is set to give the MENA region its first-ever Roblox Space Cup tournament in December. Samsung released Space Tycoon, a virtual playground built inside the global Metaverse platform Roblox earlier this year, more

Parade of Nations Open Triathlon Championships Along Yas Bay Waterfront

• Over 50 nations represented in last nights’ Parade of Nations on Yas Bay Waterfront  • Thousands of Age Group world triathletes officially welcomed to Abu Dhabi ahead of action-packed three-day sporting extravaganza • Team UAE athletes proudly represent the country at high-energy Parade of Nations   November 24, 2022: Thousands of Age-Group world triathletes walked down the sunset-soaked Yas Bay Waterfront yesterday evening for the Parade of Nations, which officially opened the highly anticipated 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals. Over 53 nations were represented in the parade, which went through the vibrant Yas Bay Waterfront on Yas Island. A showcase of high-energy dancing and music was put on display to officially welcome the world’s best triathletes to Abu more

Reel Cinemas will make UAE Cinema History by Giving an Incredible 51% Discount on All Movie Tickets to Celebrate the 51st UAE National Day

Discount is available on all Locations and all experiences from 1st until 3rd December  Dubai, 23 November 2022: Sometimes an offer comes along that makes you stop in your tracks, questioning if you heard or read that correctly!  This insanely good offer that is making UAE cinema history will see Reel Cinemas offer an incredible 51% discount on all movie tickets from 1st until 3rd December to celebrate the 51st UAE National Day. This phenomenal offer applies to all locations (Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Rove Downtown, The Springs Souq, and The Pointe) and all viewing experiences!  So, whether you’re looking to catch just one movie or watch as many as possible over this exciting three day period, you can rest assured that you’re getting a cinematic deal of a more

This Week, ‘Down To Earth' Celebrating all things Green returns to Jameel Arts Centre, Plus New Edition of Artist's Rooms and ‘Night School' to Open

Coming Soon Down to Earth 2022 November 27, 2022 | 10am - 8pm Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park, Jameel Arts Centre Down to Earth, the UAE’s annual festival celebrating all things green, returns for its third edition on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 10am to 8pm. Jameel Arts Centre invites both veteran and new gardeners, nature and crafts enthusiasts, the eco-conscious and sustainability-aware to experience a range of entertaining and informative activities for all ages. Free and open to everyone, Down to Earth features rolling, day-long, drop-in workshops for all ages in the festival’s outdoor arts and crafts zone, demonstrations and information stalls for children, teens and adults themed around sustainable living, plus a programme of talks by eco and sustainability experts. Spanning across Jameel Arts Centre and more

Former Man City Star Micah Richards on Why He is a Big F1 Fan and How the Sport can help Develop Young Drivers

• Ahead of this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the 34-year-old reveals his favourite drivers and last season’s title-decider in the Junior Motorsport Book 2022 – a guide for young racing fans which is now available to download     Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 November 2022: Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards has explained why he is a big Formula One fan and says the sport offers a range of key everyday skills that can help benefit young promising drivers in their racing careers.    The 34-year-old is featured in the 2022 edition of the Junior Motorsport Book, now available to download for free, ahead of this weekend’s FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2022.    The informative e-booklet includes fun facts and figures, team more

Shamsuddin PM Demise Note

Prominent UAE businessman and philantrophist, Mr. Shamsuddin P.M (78) has passed away. He is the founder of Printwell and Printmasters- print production companies as well as Rafa Audio & Video.  Being among the first wave of immigrants from Kerala to land in the UAE, Mr. Shamsuddin has been a figure head of the expatriate businessmen community in the UAE. He began his entrepreneurial career with the establishment of Shamsuddin Traders in Bur Dubai which was later rebranded as Rafa Audio & Video, which was the first ever Malayalam movie cassette company. He also went on to set up his flagship ventures - Printwell and Printmasters – print production powerhouses. Mr. Shamsuddin was an investor with Malabar Group in India and member of the board of directors of Malabar Investments PLC, the international arm of Malabar more

Mubadala and Bidaya Media Sign Agreement to Create UAE National Identity-themed Content based on “The Adventures of Mansour”

Supporting the UAE National Identity, in line with the Principles of the 50   • The partnership aims to harness the success of the popular “The Adventures of Mansour” cartoon, which has already racked up two billion YouTube views, three million subscribers and 300 million watch hours and with over 25 million unique viewers in the last 90 days • Mansour producers Bidaya Media will develop and produce new content focused on the UAE National Identity theme to be launched in 2023 • The content will aim to spread cultural awareness, preserving the national identity, strengthening the sense of belonging to the nation amongst Emiratis, and nurturing the young local community, in line with the Principles of the 50   November 16, 2022, Abu Dhabi: Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) and more

Emirates Robotics Competition Launched for University Students across UAE

• A collaboration between Dubai Future Labs, Rochester Institute of Technology of Dubai (RIT) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology • A new contest challenging the university students to develop advanced robots that can autonomously navigate and perform pick and place tasks  • Teams are invited to submit their applications till 30 November 2022  • The competition will be held on 23 February 2023 at the RIT campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis • Cash prizes for the first three winners who pass the evaluation criteria and introduce the best performance   Dubai, 15 November 2022: Dubai Future Labs, Dubai Future Foundation’s applied research and development lab specializing in robotics and artificial intelligence, has teamed up with the Rochester Institute of Technology more

Victory for Sports Independence and Integrity as ITF's Hostile Takeover of Padel Firmly Rejected

14 November 2022 – The International Padel Federation, the global governing body of padel for over 31 years, is pleased to report that the attempted hostile takeover of padel by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has been firmly and emphatically rejected today by members of the international tennis community. At the ITF Annual General Meeting held in Glasgow, a resolution was tabled by the ITF seeking to unilaterally assume the governance of padel, while also seeking to unilaterally lead the development of new disciplines or variations of tennis, such as pickleball. The resolution was definitively rejected by the ITF’s own members. In the lead-up to the AGM, stakeholders from across the padel, tennis and sports governance world announced their opposition to the attempted takeover – including the more

‘Down To Earth' Celebrating all things Sustainable Returns to Jameel Arts Centre, plus ‘Night School' Applications Open

Down to Earth 2022 November 27, 2022 | 10am - 8pm Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park, Jameel Arts Centre Down to Earth, the UAE’s annual festival celebrating all things green, returns for its third edition on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 10am to 8pm. Jameel Arts Centre invites both veteran and new gardeners, nature and crafts enthusiasts, the eco-conscious and sustainability-aware to experience a range of entertaining and informative activities for all ages. Free and open to everyone, Down to Earth features rolling, day-long, drop-in workshops for all ages in the festival’s outdoor arts and crafts zone, demonstrations and information stalls for children, teens and adults themed around sustainable living, plus a programme of talks by eco and sustainability experts. Spanning across Jameel Arts Centre and the Jaddaf more

Danube Sports World – the Largest Indoor Sports Facility in the Region will Open its Doors Soon

Danube Sports World promotes health and well-being through socialising, bonding and keeping fit – both physical fitness and mental wellbeing   Date: Dubai, UAE, November 07, 2022 Danube Group, a Dubai-based diversified family-owned business yesterday had a soft launch of Danube Sports World – the largest indoor sports facility in the Middle East, set up on a 200,000 square feet plot of land in the shape of a massive inflated dome, next to Habtoor City and Aykon City on Sheikh Zayed Road. The 25 metres high temperature-controlled inflated dome features indoor cricket, padel tennis, badminton, football, table tennis and boxing courts and comes with 150 car parking facility. The courts also come equipped with features like cameras to livestream game, referees to monitor next game and much more. It has ample more

Records Broken across the Globe on Guinness World Records Day 2022

Records up for grabs from the Middle East region include: • Syria: Fastest 30 m car pull with the teeth (male) - 18.13 seconds (Download video here) AND the Most consecutive hurdle hops – 25    • UAE: Most consecutive football touches while hanging with one hand in 30 seconds: 87    • UAE: Most consecutive football touches on a quad bike performing a wheelie (team of two): 70    • Tunisia: Most full-contact martial arts kicks on a treadmill in 30 seconds – 91      10 November 2022, (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): Guinness World Records today celebrates the nineteenth annual GWR Day. Celebrating the theme of Super Skills, record-breaking hopefuls from across the globe have put on a jaw-dropping display of dedication, persistence, and more

Emirates Dubai 7s Announces 2022 Match Schedules

16 men’s and 12 women’s teams will battle it out during the festival. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 9th November 2022 – The Emirates Dubai 7s, part of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, has announced the pools and match schedules for the festival, taking place on 2nd  - 3rd December 2022 during the Festival which starts on 1st December. The 16-team men’s competition involves four pools of four teams each, while the 12-team women’s event sees the teams divided into three pools of four. In the men’s event, Pool A sees current number one-ranking and 2022 Series champions Australia together with South Africa, Great Britain and Kenya. Pool B sees Olympic gold medallists Fiji play Argentina, New Zealand and Uruguay. Pool C features third-seed France taking on Ireland, Spain and Uganda. more

Bollywood Superstar Ranveer Singh to Mesmerize Yas Island with His Electrifying Performance at IIFA Weekend and Awards 2023

23rd EDITION OF IIFA WEEKEND & AWARDS IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND @YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI, FOLLOWING THE HUGE SUCCESS OF IIFA 2022! #IIFAYASISLANDABUDHABI2023 8th November 2022, Dubai: Bollywood’s biggest superstar and global icon Ranveer Singh is all set to dazzle at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with his electrifying performance for the prestigious IIFA Awards next year! Ranveer, who is the Brand Ambassador of Yas Island, will deliver a never seen before onstage performance at the 23rd edition of IIFA Awards at the magnificent Etihad Arena in 2023. Ranveer is regarded as the undisputed best live performer of his generation and the energy is set to be off the scale when he takes the stage at the IIFA awards night.  This already popular & high-demand event, the IIFA awards and weekend, will return to Yas Island in Abu more

Sanad Hosts Its First Corporate Padel Tournament

ADNOC and Sanad come out on top in the inaugural Tournament held in Abu Dhabi on 27-28 October Sanad, a global industrial services leader wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), has launched the annual Sanad Corporate Padel Tournament, as part of its ongoing effort to promote healthy lifestyles and bring the UAE’s business community together. The inaugural tournament was held in Abu Dhabi from 27-28 October 2022 and was won by ADNOC and Sanad, with all proceeds donated to national charities. The Sanad Corporate Padel Tournament drew over 40 participants from leading national and multinational organisations, including Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Ports, ADNOC, EGA, Etihad Airways, Hub71, Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), Strata Manufacturing, Thales, Triumph, Masdar, more

Ras Al Khaimah Championship Returns to DP World Tour Schedul

• DP World Tour to kick off 2023 with four consecutive events in the ‘Middle East Swing’ • Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah to play host to DP World Tour for the second consecutive year from February 2-5 2023 • Season ends at DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on November 16-19 2023     Dubai, UAE:  The Ras Al Khaimah Championship is set to return to Al Hamra Golf Club next year with the DP World Tour kicking off 2023 with four consecutive events in the early season ‘Middle East Swing’.   The tournament, which will feature on the schedule for a minimum of three years, will be the final of four jam-packed weeks in the region, following the recently announced Hero Cup at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and back-to-back Rolex Series events at Yas Links and Emirates Golf more

Full Player Line-Up and Teams Announced For World Tennis League in Dubai

- 18 of the world’s best tennis professionals will compete in Dubai from 19 to 24 December   - The inaugural World Tennis League will combine stellar tennis talent and incredible entertainment from globally renowned DJs and singers   - Register online for 10% discount on presale event tickets     Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 7 November 2022: Eighteen of the world’s top tennis stars, including one of the greatest players the game has ever seen, Novak Djokovic, will battle it out to become the first winners of the World Tennis League, in partnership with Dubai Sports Council at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena this December.   Held from the 19th to 24th December, ticket holders will see their favourite players in action, and can then also enjoy post-match concerts from six more

DP World Tour Championship, Dubai Sustainability Quotes

November 05, 2022:  No More Bottles explained: “Fans will be able to drink free filtered water from our stations dotted around the DP World Tour Championship and make a positive change to the environment in the process by discarding plastic bottles in favour of reusable ones.” Ed Sandison, Founder and Director of OCEANTEE, added: “As the first Official Sustainable Products Supplier to the DP World Tour, it's our mission to help drive positive change, including reducing the reliance on plastics and polyesters. That's why we're delighted to be working with No More Bottles and Dubai Can to help reduce the usage of single use plastic bottles at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. We believe everyone can, and should, say no to plastic bottles.” Tom Phillips, Head of the Middle East, DP World more

The 14th Edition of Mubadala Community Cup Presented by Healthpoint Returns Tomorrow

Activation has previously empowered UAE-based youth, including Anurag Reddy, who is now studying at a US university on a tennis scholarship Friday, November 4, 2022: The Mubadala Community Cup (MCC) presented by Healthpoint returns this weekend, providing the region’s amateur tennis enthusiasts with a pathway to pursue their passions and explore a career in tennis. The exciting event will take place from tomorrow, November 5, with more than 300 amateur players from across the UAE and wider GCC expected to participate as they navigate seven knockout competitions. Former winner of the Cup, Indian-born Anurag Reddy, was a mere eight years old when he was introduced to tennis as part of the Mubadala Tennis in Schools (MTiS) program, an inspirational community initiative championed by Mubadala to grow grassroots tennis in the UAE. more

Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial

The Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial continues its promotion of the art of Arabic Calligraphy in 2022 with the theme ‘Elevation’. Launched in 2004 to introduce and promote the Art of Arabic Calligraphy, the biennial brings together renowned calligraphers and practitioners from around the world to showcase their art and projects in Sharjah. The art works take the form of fascinating sculptures, interactive and immersive installations, paintings and rare manuscripts while a number of activities are also on offer, including exhibitions, workshops, and lectures. Over 200 artists are participating this year, including many well known prize winners, expert in a variety of media, making the 2022 biennial a unique chance to view these specially created art works, offering the viewer a glimpse into this traditional art form, famous for more

Unifying Cultures Across Borders on Spotlight at Abu Dhabi Art

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 3 November 2022: UAE social enterprise 81 Designs and Moroccan artist Bouchra Boudoua will present a collaborative project as Abu Dhabi Art returns to Manarat Al Saadiyat on 16 to 20 November 2022. The fair marks the culmination of a seven-month collaboration that conceived a fusion craft revolutionizing traditional pottery and Tatreez embroidery. Available at CP 8 – Auditorium, the ‘Autumn Harvest’ collection is an exquisite set of embroidered ceramics made with raw elements and sustainable materials. Aimed to preserve Arab heritage through art and unifying cultures across borders, every piece in this bespoke collection is worked on by Bouchra Boudoua, local potters in Morocco, and Palestinian refugee women artisans in Lebanon. Every year, 81 Designs’ mission is to preserve and more

Full Entertainment Lineup Announced For Inaugural World Tennis League

- Incredible roster of legendary DJs and international stars including Deadmau5, Wizkid, Mohamed Ramadan and Ne-Yo to join previously announced Tiësto and Armin van Buuren at Coca-Cola Arena - Six music megastars headline post-match concerts at the inaugural tennis tournament featuring Novak Djokovic this December - Register online now for discounted pre-sale tickets at    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 November 2022: Six of the world’s best DJs and performers will offer a grand slam experience at the World Tennis League in Dubai this December at the Coca-Cola Arena, in partnership with Dubai Sports Council.   Following the spectacular tennis on court from the likes of Novak Djokovic and Iga Świątek, the arena will transform and stage more

NYUAD Hosts UAE's First Indoor Triathlon & Aquathlon to Further Promote Public Health and Fitness in the Community

● Over 100 participants and 60 junior athletes participated in this year’s edition of the race   Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 2, 2022: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) hosted the UAE’s first and only indoor triathlon and aquathlon event at the campus’ Competition Pool and Indoor Track and saw more than 100 participants take part in the event.                   Participants swam 250m in an open-water style format and hit the bike segment on the indoor smart trainers for an absolute threshold 5km all-out effort. Finally, they headed to the 200m Indoor Track for a 1.1km run to the finish line.    This is part of NYUAD’s contribution to the wider efforts towards transforming the emirate into one of the world’s most active cities and more

Cameron Norrie Joins All-Star Line-up for 14th Mubadala World Tennis Championship

British star, who broke into world’s Top 10 earlier this year, will make his Championship debut at the International Tennis Centre in Abu Dhabi   Britain’s No.1 male will join his country’s No.1 female Emma Raducanu at this year’s event, taking place December 16-18 at Zayed Sports City   Tickets start from just AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children, with a 20% discount on three-day packages and 15% off group bookings of 15 or more   Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Cameron Norrie, Britain’s No.1 male tennis player, has been revealed as the seventh player at this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Organisers have confirmed the 2022 Wimbledon semi-finalist will join the all-star line-up for the annual tournament, which this year runs from December more

META Film Fest kicks off with the 22 Screenings and Gala Premiere of Critically acclaimed new movie Emily

Directors from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Europe and USA light up the red carpet for the official opening META film fest     Date: Dubai, October 27, 2022  META Film Fest, the new international film festival covering the Middle East, Asia and Africa’s film industry, kicks off today at the Vox Cinemas at Nakheel Mall in the Palm Jumeirah where more than 70 films from 25 countries are being featured.    “Today, we will witness a new dawn in the entertainment industry in the UAE with a new film fest that is going to set a new benchmark. It is a small step for a great future for the Middle East’s growing film industry that celebrates local and international content and talent” Leila Masinaei, Festival Director and Managing Partner of Great Minds Event more

Max Verstappen Secures his Second FIA Formula One World Championship Title

Dubai, UAE - 25, October 2022: Max Verstappen won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday - his 12th win of the 2022 season - to secure his second FIA Formula One World Championship title. The timing could not have been better after Honda confirmed that it will strengthen its collaborative relationship with Red Bull Group in Motorsports. The Honda logo was newly added in addition to the HRC logo, to the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri race machines for the F1 Japanese Grand Prix 2022, through to the end of 2022.   The first race start was conducted in tricky rain conditions as Ferrari's Carlos Sainz Jr. spun off into the barriers, however the weather finally eased off enough later on for the drivers to get 28 laps of racing under their belts to ensure a half-points total finish before the more

Loeb gives BRX epic first Victory in Andalucia Rally

French star makes it back-to-back wins for Prodrive Hunter as Al Attiyah claims world title 24, October 2022: Sebastien Loeb gave Bahrain Raid Xtreme a superb maiden triumph in the World Rally-Raid Championship today with a thrilling victory in the Andalucia Rally. Partnered by Fabian Lurquin in the BRX Prodrive Hunter, the Frenchman won the final round of the championship after an epic battle on the closing stage with Nasser Al Attiyah, whose second place overall gave him the drivers’ world title. Loeb reached the finish in the ancient port city of Cadiz with a six-seconds winning margin over the Qatari, who set the fastest time on the day in his Toyota Hilux. After taking almost 12 minutes off Al Attiyah as he powered his way to a stage win 24 hours earlier, the nine-time World Rally champion produced another more

Bahrain Raid Xtreme Star Ready for Big Challenge Over Last Two Days After Special Stage is Cancelled

Loeb waits for his chance as weather disrupts Andalucia rally   22, October 2022: Sebastien Loeb was forced to play the waiting game with Bahrain Raid Xtreme today when the Andalucia Rally, final round of the World Rally-Raid Championship, was disrupted by bad weather. The 335-km second special stage was cancelled because low-level clouds at the rally base in Dos Hermanas prevented the event’s helicopters from taking off, and made it impossible to guarantee competitor safety. After losing time owing to power steering and navigational issues 24 hours earlier, Loeb and co-driver Fabian Lurquin in their BRX Prodrive Hunter had been relishing the chance to revive their title bid on a route sweeping into the Sierra del Torcal mountain range. They will now re-start the event tomorrow holding third place, 10 mins more

Canadian Women's National Cricket Team Sponsored By UAE Based Transmedia Powerhouse Galaxy Racer, Celebrate Win At The 2022 Women's South American Cricket Championship

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 October 2022:  As the official sponsors of the Canadian Women's National Cricket Team, Dubai based - Galaxy Racer, a transmedia powerhouse focused on esports, content creators, music, and sports, celebrated the team's victory at the 2022 Women's South American Cricket Championship final match.   Canada played against Brazil, where they won by 36 runs, resulting in them being the newly crowned champions of the tournament.   Commenting on the victory, Galaxy Racer Founder Paul Roy, said “We are extremely proud and honoured to be the official sponsors of Canada’s women's national cricket team. I would like to congratulate all players on the win; all your hard work and dedication has truly paid off. We look forward to continuing our strategic partnership and more

Loeb Forced to Fight Back after Tough Day in Spain

Bahrain Raid Xtreme star faces stern test in Andalucia Rally as Al Attiyah wins stage 21, October 2022: The Andalucia Rally presented another fierce test for Sebastien Loeb today as he fought to boost the title ambitions of Bahrain Raid Xtreme in the World Rally-Raid Championship. After his victory in yesterday’s qualifying stage put the Frenchman in pole position for the final round of the championship, power steering issues on the rally’s first long selective section frustrated his challenge in the BRX Prodrive Hunter. Loeb and co-driver Fabian Lurquin finished the day in third position, 11 mins 16 secs behind Nasser Al Attiyah, the leader in the title race who set the fastest time in a Toyota Hilux. The nine-time World Rally Champion must now call on all his experience and sheer driving skills over the more

Memac Ogilvy Veteran Returns as Agency's First Dedicated UAE CEO

Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2022: Integrated marketing agency Memac Ogilvy has appointed Claus Adams as its UAE CEO as the agency pursues ambitious growth plans across its full suite of capabilities. Adams will work alongside and report into the network’s MENA CEO, David Fox.    In appointing its first dedicated CEO for the UAE, the agency has upgraded its most senior leadership position from Managing Director, reflecting the scale of the agency’s multi-discipline aspirations into the future.    In his role, Adams will lead the realization of Memac Ogilvy’s strategic objectives across five capability areas of public relations, consulting, advertising, healthcare, and experience. Adams will also work to uphold the agency’s integrated model, driving further synergy to most effectively meet the more

Loeb Strikes First In Grand Finale To World Title Race

Bahrain Raid Xtreme star wins opening stage in battle to catch Al Attiyah at Andalucia Rally Seville, Spain 19th October 2022: Sebastien Loeb won the opening round for Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) in the battle to decide the inaugural World Rally-Raid Championship by setting the fastest time on today’s prologue stage in the Andalucia Rally. Partnered by co-driver Fabian Lurquin in the BRX Prodrive Hunter, Loeb was five seconds faster than championship leader Nasser Al Attiyah in a Toyota Hilux on the qualifying stage as the five-day event began in southern Spain. Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al Rajhi in another Toyota Hilux set the third quickest time on the stage, just ahead of Guerlain Chicherit, winner of the penultimate round in Morocco earlier this month alongside fellow-Frenchman Alex Winocq in their Prodrive more

Frances Tiafoe Confirmed To Make His Mubadala World Tennis Championship Debut This December

American is latest player confirmed to all-star line-up, which also features World No.1 Alcaraz, World No.3 Ruud, and defending champion Rublev   Tickets for the Abu Dhabi event start from just AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children, with a 20% discount available on special three-day packages   Abu Dhabi, UAE: 19 October 2022 – Frances Tiafoe, the 2022 US Open semi-finalist and No.2-ranked player in the United States, will make his Mubadala World Tennis Championship debut this December 16-18 at the International Tennis Centre in Zayed Sports City, organisers have revealed.  Tiafoe, 24, is the latest addition to a star-studded line-up of A-list players, including World No.1 Carlos Alcaraz, World No.3 Casper Ruud, and defending champion Andrey Rublev. Born in Sierra Leone and raised in humble surroundings more

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Starts Strong With Record-breaking Numbers In First Build-up Ride

• A record-breaking number of cyclists registered for the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 and competed in the first Build-Up Ride of the season  • Two new age categories are now confirmed as part of the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5: Open Category and Vets Category • Giant and return as official partners for this year’s Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 October 2022: This year’s Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, held in partnership with the Dubai Sports Council, got off to a flying start with a record-breaking number of participants competing in its first Build-Up Ride.    Over 700 cyclists signed up to take part in the 35km race in preparation for the main event in February 2023, with organisers confirming new additions to the local more

Loeb Carries Momentum Into Andalucia Grand Finale

Bahrain Raid Xtreme star sets his sights on victory in world title decider Dubai, UAE 17th October 2022: Sebastien Loeb has set his sights on victory in the Andalucia Rally as Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) seek a grand finale to the inaugural World Rally-Raid Championship in southern Spain starting on Wednesday. Loeb and co-driver Fabian Lurquin head into the final round of the championship in their BRX Prodrive Hunter needing to wipe out a 22-point advantage held by Qatar’s Nasser Al Attiyah in the drivers’ title race. The French pair carry plenty of momentum with them, having recorded a superb final stage factory at the penultimate round in Morocco earlier this month, following the steering issue which cost them the championship lead 24 hours earlier. Stage wins in Andalucia could ultimately prove decisive, as they more

Belal Muhammad and Beneil Dariush Championing The Middle East At UFC®280

Abu Dhabi: As anticipation grows ahead of UFC® 280: OLIVEIRA vs MAKHACHEV, for two fighters on the card the event in Abu Dhabi is extra special.   Belal Muhammad and Beneil Dariush both have significant links to the region and have each spoken about their pride in having roots in the Middle East – and it will be a significant night in the careers of both men when they appear at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on October 22.   Muhammad’s parents were both born in Palestine and this is something very dear to his heart. Born in Chicago, he has never wavered from demonstrating his pride in his heritage. The welterweight has stated on numerous occasions that he has Palestinian blood in his veins and how he feels the support of the Palestinian people each and every time he enters the more

Thani Wins Pole Position With Record-breaking Charge

Veteran Team Abu Dhabi star grabs the advantage in Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna   Olbia, Sardinia, 15th October, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al Qemzi secured pole position for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna to boost his challenge for a first drivers’ title in the UIM F1H2O World Championship.   The veteran Emirati driver, who has been trying to win the F1H2O crown since 2020, dominated today’s qualifying programme to grab the initiative for tomorrow afternoon’s fourth round of the championship in the historic Sardinian coastal city of Olbia.   Lying second in the series, Al Qemzi goes into the race with an ideal chance to reduce the 17-point lead held by his Abu Dhabi team-mate, Shaun Torrente, who qualified in third position, just adrift of more

Ogilvy Social.Lab launches Tok.Lab globally

“Ooops, we did it again.”  After having launched Social.Lab in Belgium and expanded with Ogilvy and WPP across US, EMEA and Asia, the Social Lab founders have launched Tok.Lab, a new agency that will help brands harness the power of TikTok. Yves Baudechon explains “Like Social.Lab, we plan to expand the agency globally, hopefully reproducing the same success story. From the start, we will have offices in New York, Brussels and Cape Town and as of 2023, Asia too. We will develop Tok.Lab within Ogilvy as representative of our greater partnership with WPP and Ogilvy since 2013. Our ambition is to be a WPP Centre of Excellence for brands wanting to fully leverage the power of TikTok, by centralising the unique expertise, capabilities, talent & workflows in one dedicated team of more

Team Abu Dhabi Duo Ready For Big World Title Battle In Italy

Torrente, Al Qemzi – rivals and partners as F1H2O series returns to Sardinia   Abu Dhabi, 11th October, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Thani Al Qemzi are prepared for another fierce test of their double title ambitions when the 2022 UIM F1H2O World Championship returns to Italy at the weekend.   Just three weeks ago, after in an incident-packed double header in San Nazzaro, Torrente emerged with a 17-point championship lead over his Emirati team-mate, and a third world drivers’ crown well within his grasp.   Since then, the season has taken on a different look, with Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna added to the calendar, ahead of two Grand Prix in three days at December’s season-ending return of the championship to more

His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan unveils ILT20 Trophy

• Trophy unveiled in the presence of leading League stakeholders and cricket-greats at an ILT20 function this evening • The franchise-style tournament - International League T20 -  boasting of 6 teams & 34 matches to be played across the UAE - will make its debut in January 2023     UAE, Dubai, Monday October 10th, 2022: His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Chairman, Emirates Cricket Board, unveiled the ILT20 trophy at an ILT20 stakeholder’s function hosted this evening attended by League stakeholders and cricket-greats.   Witnessing the unveiling, of one of the most distinctive trophies in cricket, were Jay Mehta (Abu Dhabi Knight Riders), Paul Voigt (Desert Vipers), Kiran Grandhi (Dubai Capitals), Pranav Adani (Gulf Giants), more

Young Person Of Determination Reaping The Rewards Of Dubai Autodrome's Hand-controlled Go-karts – A First In The Region

• Dubai resident Rakan Al Omari, 14, among a group of People of Determination that are using the innovative systems – part of Dubai Autodrome’s on-going social inclusion efforts.   Dubai, 10th October 2022: A young Dubai-based Jordanian Person of Determination has spoken of the positive impact Dubai Kartdrome’s hand-controlled go-karts – a regional first – has had on his everyday life, which helped reignite his passion for karting.   Rakan Al Omari, 14, has been using the dedicated Sodi RT8 karts since they were rolled out at the Dubai Kartdrome circuit after first spotting the karts at the venue.   Fitted with systems that enable the person to fully operate the kart using their hands, arms and upper-body only, the karts are equipped with a fixed back and headrest which more

Pope Francis' Packed Schedule During Four-day Bahrain Visit Includes A Public Mass And An Address To The Bahrain Forum For Dialogue

The Pontiff will also hold separate meetings with the King of Bahrain, the Grand Imam of Al- Azhar and Muslim Council of Elders, apart from attending various Catholic functions Bahrain, October 7, 2022: His Holiness Pope Francis has a packed schedule during his four-day visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain starting November 3, 2022, according to the official program of the Apostolic Journey released by the Holy See in Rome. After his arrival at Sakhir Air Base in Awali, Bahrain at 4:45 p.m., the Pope is due to pay a courtesy visit to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, followed by a welcome ceremony in the courtyard of Sakhir Royal Palace. He will then have a meeting with the authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps. A major highlight of the visit will be a public Holy Mass at the Bahrain more

Chicherit Powers Hunter To Milestone Rally Victory In Morocco

Loeb scores superb stage win for Bahrain Raid Xtreme; Al Attiyah takes lead in world title race Agadir, Morocco 6th October 2022: Guerlain Chicherit took his Prodriver Hunter to a milestone victory in the Rallye Du Maroc today as Sebastien Loeb produced a brilliant last stage win for Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX). Partnered by fellow-Frenchman Alex Winocq, Chicherit extended his overnight lead to reach the finish in Agadir with a 10 mins 55 secs margin over Orlando Terranova and Alex Haro in their BRX Prodrive Hunter. After being forced to retire from the penultimate leg with steering problems, BRX star Loeb produced the perfect response alongside co-driver Fabian Lurquin, setting the fastest time on the final leg to keep alive his title hopes in the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC). Second fastest on the day, having led the more

ALA Highlights Leading Role Of Historical Corpus Of Arabic Language In Fostering Cross-cultural Communication

Two-day ‘Sharjah Literary Days’ organised by Sharjah Book Authority hosts five panel discussions on Arab and Portuguese literature in Portugal  Portugal, October 06, 2022: At a discussion led by the Arabic Language Academy (ALA) as part of the activities to mark the two-day ‘Sharjah Literary Days’ in Coimbra, Portugal, panel members emphasised the role of the Historical Corpus of Arabic Language in strengthening cross-cultural communication amongst nations through its scientific approach in documenting vital information about the history of Arabic lexicon.  At the session titled, ‘Role of the Historical Corpus in cross-cultural dialogue’, speakers also highlighted the significance of the project in exploring connections to ancient cultures and languages. The two-day event was more

Football-mad Mystery Guest Upstages Sporting Legends Khabib and Seedorf In Etihad's Flight To Doha Film

The sporting legends team up to uncover the identity of the revered guest in a new comedy video released as the world is ready to enjoy the biggest football tournament of 2022. Etihad Airways is increasing capacity to six flights a day, from Abu Dhabi to Doha, from 20 November. Abu Dhabi, UAE: As football fans all over the globe prepare to fly to Qatar for the biggest tournament of the year, Etihad Airways released a new comedy film featuring some famous football supporters, and a mystery VIP, on a flight to Doha. Khabib Nurmagomedov, the longest reigning, and undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion before his retirement, is a huge football fan. He and his good friend, Dutch footballing genius Clarence Seedorf, four-time UEFA Champions League winner and the only player to have won the tournament with three different clubs, joined a more

Chicherit Extends Lead In Morocco As Hunters Retain Top Two Spots

Bahrain Raid Xtreme star Terranova keep grip on second place as Loeb runs out of luck   Agadir, Morocco 5th October 2022: Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit extended his lead in the Rallye Du Maroc on a day of mixed fortunes for Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) in the penultimate round of the World Rally-Raid Championship. After another impressive display alongside Alex Winocq in their Prodrive Hunter, Chicherit carries an overall advantage of 9 mins 57 secs from Orly Terranova and his BRX co-driver Alex Haro into tomorrow’s final leg. Terranova produced another solid drive to set the day’s fourth fastest time. But hopes of a Prodrive Hunter outright 1-2-3 for a third day were disrupted by mechanical issues which dropped his BRX team-mate and world championship leader, Sebastien Loeb, out of contention. Saudi more

Epic Production Khorfakkan Debuts In Portugal To Mark Opening Of Sharjah Literary Days In Coimbra

Two-day event, organised by the Sharjah Book Authority in partnership with the University of Coimbra, aims to strengthen cultural dialogue between the Arab world and Portugal   ● Ahmed Al Ameri: “We believe in the role of culture to connect and unite people and look forward to further cooperation with Portuguese cultural institutes.” ● Mohammed Hassan Khalaf: “The film, Khorfakkan, sets the precedent for new Emirati and Arab film productions.” ● Delfim Leão: “Sharjah is the ambassador of Arabic culture to the world.”   Coimbra, October 05, 2022: In the presence of intellectuals, academics and university students, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) launched the “Sharjah Literary Days in Coimbra”, Portugal, in partnership with the historic more

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