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First Victory for Italian in the UAE Team Emirates Jersey as Kristoff podiums in Frankfurt

News | Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz'| Trofeo Matteotti – Monday, 20, September, 2021     Matteo Trentin couldn’t have asked for a better preparation for the World Championship road race, with the former European Champion claiming victory at the Trofeo Matteotti in Italy .   The UAE Team Emirates rider won ahead of Jhonatan Restrepo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Valentin Ferron (Total Energies) in the same race he also won in 2019.   The main action of the race came after 60 km, when a group of twelve escaped. Among those riders were Matteo Trentin and his teammate Alessandro Covi, with Trentin attacking again 50 km from the finish, followed by six riders.   Trentin hit-out again 10 km from home, creating a gap of +21 “on the first group of ......read more

Winner of the 5th Arab Reading Challenge to be Crowned in live TV Ceremony on Monday

With 21 million contestants from 52 countries, competition sees largest number of participants to date despite COVID-19 Dubai-UAE: 20, September 2021:  Millions of Arab viewers will be able to watch the announcement of the winner of the Arab Reading Challenge in a closing ceremony to be aired live on MBC channel on Monday.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will attend the closing ceremony, which will crown the winner of the 5th edition of the Arab Reading Challenge from among five finalists.  The challenge’s 5th edition attracted 21 million participants, the highest ever number in the challenge’s history, from 52 countries (14 Arab countries and 38 foreign countries with Arab diaspora), compared to 13.5 ......read more

Gulf Youth Sport Expo to Bring Together Leading Industry Experts for Discussions and Networking

Supported by Dubai Sports Council, GYS Expo takes place at Hartland International School on September 17   Dubai - Sepmtember 16, 2021:   The inaugural Gulf Youth Sport Expo, organised in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, will bring together all corners of the youth sports industry on September 17 for a day of presentations, panels, networking, and development. The in-person event will be taking place at Hartland International School, and will give PE Teachers, Sports Coaches, Athletes, and Industry Experts the opportunity to shape the future of youth sport here in the UAE. In an exciting advancement for the world of youth sports in the UAE, the GYS Expo will be the first of its kind to allow the best minds in sport to share their knowledge and expertise with junior athletes, coaches and industry ......read more

Guinness World Records 2022 Discover Your World

• Guinness World Records reveals this year’s record-breakers from around the world and the inspirational stories and incredible feats behind their successes   • The new edition is available in stores and online on 16 September, 2021   16, September 2021: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, reveals the record-holding stars of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2022 (GWR2022), now available in stores and online across the UK today.   The newest edition of the book is jam-packed with astounding records that helps readers to continue to discover the world around them. Despite the challenges of the past year, the Guinness World Records team continued to field thousands of applications each month so expect a unique mix of remarkable humans, talented pets, ......read more

Hirschi Takes Win and Race Lead in Luxembourg

Swiss impresses to convincing solo victory, Ulissi podiums in Tuscany Marc Hirschi took his first victory in the UAE Team Emirates colours with a show of strength which saw him claim the stage honours and the overall race lead at the Tour de Luxembourg. The Emirati squad showed dominance on the hilly parcours from Steinfort to Eschdorf (186.1km) with sterling work from Juan Ayuso on the final run-in setting up Hirschi to make his attack supported by Davide Formolo and David De La Cruz who placed in 4th and 5th respectively. Hirschi made his killer move with -2km on the steepest section of the climb to the line before pulling out a gap on the chasing group led by Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep). As Hirschi crossed the line solo with his arms aloft, the count back began with the 23-year old securing enough time to take hold ......read more

Mubadala World Tennis Championship Returns to Abu Dhabi With New December Dates

13th edition of the people’s favourite Abu Dhabi event to feature six of the world’s top male tennis players and two leading female players from 16 - 18 December at Zayed Sports City’s International Tennis Centre in Abu Dhabi Championship will be held under proven world-class health and safety protocols in line with the UAE capital’s reopening plans with quarantine-free travel for all vaccinated international visitors Ace the return of world-class tennis to Abu Dhabi. Tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE Tuesday, 14 September 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Top-class tennis is making a smashing return to Abu Dhabi this year. Mubadala World Tennis Championship owners Flash Entertainment have announced the Arabian Gulf’s leading professional tennis experience is heading ......read more

The Emirates Literature Foundation 2022 Competitions for Schools Now Open

The Readers’ Cup, Emirates NBD Poetry For All, the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition and The Story Writing Competition all open for entries Dubai, September 13, 2021: The Emirates Literature Foundation has announced that the popular competitions for schools are now open for 2022, celebrating champion readers, story tellers, poetry performance and the craft of fine handwriting. Schools can compete against each other in the Readers’ Cup to show who comes top with their knowledge and understanding of selected books, while budding young authors can show off their writing skills by entering the Story Writing Competition. Students with a talent for poetry performance can showcase their interpretation of a favourite poem in the Emirates NBD sponsored ‘Poetry For All’, and ......read more

Thani Grabs Thrilling Grand Prix Victory as Team Abu Dhabi Make Perfect Start in Italy

On a day of drama, Al Qemzi grabs ninth race win and combines with  Torrente for brilliant one-two success    Abu Dhabi - 13, September, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi made a perfect start to the 2021 UIM F1H2O World Championship today as Thani Al Qemzi scored a thrilling victory in the Grand Prix of Europe in Italy.   The veteran Emirati driver, who is trying to secure his first world driver’s title 21 years after making his debut in the series, won by 2.78 seconds from team-mate and defending world champion Shaun Torrente.   Their stunning one-two success in San Nazzaro in a dramatic race which saw four re-starts underlined Team Abu Dhabi’s dominance of the F1H2O series as they look to extend a run of three successive team championship wins.   After qualifying in second ......read more

MBR Creative Sports Award continues to receive nomination files

Nominations for 11th MBR Creative Sports Award close at midnight on Wednesday, September 15   DUBAI -- The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has urged outstanding Emirati and Arab athletes and international institutions to complete the submission of their files for the 11th edition of the Award before the close of nomination at midnight on September 15. Nomination files can be submitted by individuals and institutions, from within the country and outside, through the official MBR Awards website and smart application, which is available on both Android and Apple platforms and expedites the submission process, and also allows nominees to communicate with the Award team and get virtual support through the nomination process. On the directives of His ......read more

WWE Signs Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson to Exclusive Agreement

September 12, 2021:  WWE signs Olympic gold medalist and reigning NCAA wrestling champion Gable Steveson to an exclusive agreement. In the company’s first-ever NIL deal, Steveson will join the WWE roster while defending his NCAA title for the University of Minnesota.

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Team Abu Dhabi Primed for Big Grand Prix Battle in Italy

Al Qemzi, Torrente aim for winning start to F1H2O series after young Italian claims first pole position Abu Dhabi, 11th September, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi have given themselves a fighting chance of a winning start to the 2021 UIM F1H2O World Championship in tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Europe in Italy. Emirati driver Thani Al Qemzi was second fastest in today’s qualifying shoot-out with team-mate and defending world champion Shaun Torrente fourth quickest as young Italian Alberto Comparato grabbed his first career pole position. With the vastly experienced Al Qemzi bidding to claim his first individual world title and Torrente looking to complete a driver’s championship hat-trick this season, the defending team champions had been hoping to dominate the three-stage qualifying event. They remain the team to ......read more

Twitter is Connecting People With the Launch of Communities

09, September, 2021 - Dubai, UAE:  There’s always been a broad, weird and wonderful range of conversations on Twitter, but the platform has been missing a simple way to connect people who are into the same things. And now, that’s changing. Starting today, Twitter is testing Communities, a way to easily find and connect with people who want to talk about the same things.   Tweet to your Community Some conversations aren’t for everyone, just the people who want to talk about a particular topic.  When people join a Community, they can Tweet directly to that group instead of to all their followers. Only members in the same Community are able to reply and join the conversation so it stays intimate and relevant.        While people can Tweet directly to their ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center announces: Few days left before Registration closes for Camel Trek Training

Dubai, 09, September 2021:   On the sands of time, a group of camel riders embarks on a journey every year to explore the beauty of nature and relive the old Bedouin way of life. One needs to prepare for this adventure in advance and be set for an exceptional experience.    This comes with the one and only event in the world that opens the door for training at a dedicated camel farm in Dubai, after which participants will be shortlisted to join the upcoming edition of the Camel Trek, organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC). HHC has announced that registration is now open and the last day to register and be part of this learning experience is 15th September2021.   “This event resembles a dialogue among civilizations. Throughout the past years, we have witnessed a growing ......read more

Abu Dhabi Showdown Week Set to Showcase Two Blockbuster Championship Fights at UFC® 267

 Tickets selling fast for unmissable live event at Etihad Arena  Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 08, 2021: Tickets are selling fast for UFC® 267: BLACHOWICZ vs. TEIXEIRA, with the much-anticipated return of UFC to its international home at Etihad Arena on Saturday October 30th, set to feature not one but two championship bouts as the headline events of an action-packed Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. The region’s loyal UFC fans eager to snap up the opportunity to attend live events, have rushed to secure their seats for the stacked UFC card, which will see Poland’s Jan Blachowicz defend his light-heavyweight title against the division’s No.1 ranked contender Glover Teixeira. Blachowicz has earned a following in the UAE capital after defeating Dominick Reyes in Abu Dhabi during Abu Dhabi Fight Island to become ......read more

FINA World Swimming Championships

AQUATICS FESTIVAL ADDED TO THE FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (25M) SCHEDULE TO CELEBRATE 100 DAY COUNTDOWN   The FINA High Diving Qualifier, the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2021, an Open Water Swimming Mixed Relay and a FINA Diving Team exhibition make up an exciting Aquatics Festival on Yas Island   The new events will take place alongside the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) to be held at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena from December 16-21   Overall prize pool of $2.8million (USD) for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) is the biggest in FINA history   Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2021: To mark the 100-day countdown, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council is excited to announce that an Aquatics Festival will now take place in parallel with the FINA World Swimming Championships ......read more

New World 12s Rugby Tournament Launches, Aiming to Bring 250 Million Pounds Into the Global Game

• Brand new annual international 12s competition targets new fans through innovative shortened format • Aims to bring £250 million into the sport across five years, including unprecedented prize money • Consultation with key global rugby stakeholders has begun • Players to be selected for eight franchised teams via auction • Inaugural tournament staged in England ahead of 2022/23 season • Women’s tournament from 2023     08, September 2021 - UAE:  World 12s Limited, a newly formed international company, has today launched an innovative 12-a-side rugby union tournament which will see the world’s best male and female players compete annually around the world.   Kicking off in August 2022 in England, World 12s aspires to bring £250 ......read more

Kids Commit to Over Half a Million Actions Combatting Climate Change

Dubai, UAE - September 07, 2021:   Just nine weeks into Cartoon Network’s Climate Champions campaign, kids across Europe, Africa and the Middle East have been demonstrating their desire to be part of positive change with over half a million climate action “challenges” accepted so far. This comes hot on the heels of the recent IPCC report, which presented its most urgent call to arms on climate change to date, and the results from the Climate Champions multi-territory climate change awareness campaign shows a resounding response amongst kids who are ready to help make a difference. Through Climate Champions, Cartoon Network aims to inspire its young audience to introduce small but impactful behavioral changes at home or in their community to benefit the planet. The daily challenges, such as “Make it ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Finishes Evaluation of Dubai Clubs and Sports Companies for Dubai Sports Excellence Model Awards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 07, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council has completed the evaluation of Dubai clubs and football companies for the ‘Dubai Sports Excellence Model Awards’ in collaboration with an internationally-renowned specialist to ensure transparency. The Council had received more than 100 nomination files for the fifth edition of Dubai Sports Excellence Model Awards, which takes into consideration the performance of athletes, clubs and football companies during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons, and the highest-rated nominees from among them will be honoured at a glittering ceremony on October 14. Organised under the slogan "Unlimited Ambitions", the Dubai Sports Excellence will honour five winners in the Individual Excellence Category and four in the Institutional ......read more

Play-Doh Shaping Imaginations for 65 years

Marking 65 years of creativity and imagination, Play-Doh celebrates this milestone with an exclusive collection pack with children around the world   07, September 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Hasbro’s Play-Doh, a non-toxic modeling compound used by kids for arts and crafts projects, is celebrating its 65th year since birth to market. 65 years of creativity embodied by children and limitless imagination helped discovered by kids all around the world. The genderless brand has successfully placed smiles on children’s faces as well as empowered them with the ultimate readiness to preschool and school activities. This year, and as part of their ongoing determination to enhance children’s skills, the brand marks their 65th year milestone with an exclusive product launch, the Ultimate Collection Pack of ......read more

RISE Worldwide Wins Multi-Faceted Mandate for Abu Dhabi T10

Indian firm RISE Worldwide is appointed exclusively for global media rights, broadcast production, to sell central sponsorship, in-stadia advertisement & to build strategic brand partnerships for Abu Dhabi T10  September 06, 2021:  T Ten Sports Management has awarded RISE Worldwide a multi-layered and multi-year mandate for the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10. RISE Worldwide, India’s sports first company, will be the exclusive partner to the Abu Dhabi T10 - for broadcast production, global media rights and sponsorship package to build strategic brand partnerships. For the Indian firm RISE Worldwide, the multi-tasked, multi-year mandate from Abu Dhabi T10 is a validation of its rapid growth as a holistic end-to-end sports portfolio since the incorporation in January 2021 as an independent firm (formerly IMG-Reliance), ......read more

DSC Announces Opening of Registrations for Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

Dubai – September 06, 2021:  Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the ninth edition of Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament, which is scheduled to take place from October 26 to November 11. Held under the patronage of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament is organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council and participation is open to Emirati and non-Emirati ladies working in the government, semi-government and private sectors. Registration for the tournament is open now and participants can choose from six individual sports - bowling, road race (run), cycling, badminton, ......read more

LG Announces Global Startup Competition to Recruit New Businesses for Innovation Center

‘Mission for the Future’ Challenge Seeks Innovations that Improve Quality of Life   Dubai, September 06, 2021:   LG Electronics (LG) announces the launch of Mission for the Future, a global challenge competition for startups to identify innovative technologies and business ideas that pave the way to the future. This inaugural competition is hosted by the company’s new Silicon Valley-based innovation center, LG NOVA, a strategic team within LG working with startups and the entrepreneur communities to build new businesses and bring even more innovation from the outside into LG.   Mission for the Future is a nine-month annual challenge program created to seek the best ideas, concepts and businesses that will improve quality of life in a greener, smarter, healthier, more-connected ......read more

MBR Creative Sports Award Congratulates UAE Team for Success at Tokyo Paralympic Games

Dubai - September 05, 2021:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has congratulated the UAE contingent, who will return with three medals – a gold, a silver and a bronze – from the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Abdulla Sultan Al Aryani, 51, put UAE on the Tokyo Paralympic Games’ list of gold-medal winners when he took top spot in the men's 50m SH1 rifle event on Friday. A two-time world champion, Al Aryani had also won gold in London in 2012, and his gold medal in Tokyo came after Mohamed Al Qayed had won bronze in the men's 100m T34. Al Qayed later added the men’s 800m T34 silver to his and UAE’s medal tally on Saturday. Al Aryani had also won three silver medals at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, and with ......read more

Waterfront Market's ‘Murals and Art Competition' Returns for Fourth Year, Celebrating UAE's Golden Jubilee

One lucky winner will receive AED 50,000 in prize money Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 September 2021: Dubai’s premier fresh-food destination, Waterfront Market, is honoured to re-join forces with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority for the highly anticipated Murals and Art Competition. Returning for the fourth year running, this year’s competition will honour the UAE and celebrate its golden jubilee, bringing together a rich cultural experience with an important message and theme to the community. With a valuable prize of AED 50,000 awarded to the competition winner, as well as the opportunity to bring their mural design to life for permeant display at Waterfront Market, participants of this year’s Murals and Art Competition are being tasked to create a mural in honour of the UAE’s 50th anniversary, ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Duo Primed for Italian job to Launch Double Title Defence

Torrente, Al Qemzi aim to extend winning sequence as F1H2O powerboat series roars back to life in San Nazzaro   Abu Dhabi, 5th September, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi launch another double title charge at the weekend as the UIM F1H2O World Championship roars back to life on its first visit to Italy for 15 years Team manager Guido Cappellini, who won the 2006 race, is using all his experience and local knowledge to help Shaun Torrente and Thani Al Qemzi make a flying start to this year’s reduced championship. The Italian race legend and ten-times former world champion put Torrente and Al Qamzi through two full days of intense training last week on the River Po in San Nazzaro. The Grand Prix of Europe gets under way there with official practice on Saturday, 629 days since the previous F1 race in Sharjah saw Torrente ......read more

Parents, Rejoice! Kids Can Enjoy Free Movie Tickets This September at Reel Cinemas

Kids under 10 go free to Reel Cinemas this September as part of their exciting Back to School Offer!  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 05, September 2021:  Attention, moviegoers!  Reel Cinemas has announced an incredible offer sure to delight film buffs and fun-seekers alike!  Until September 15th, kids under the age of 10 will enjoy a complimentary movie ticket with each adult Standard Plus ticket purchase!  The offer is available across selected Reel Cinemas locations, whether you opt for The Dubai Mall or Al Ghurair Centre, the comfort of Reel Cinemas at Dubai Marina Mall or prefer to visit Reel Cinemas at or Springs Souk, movie fans are spoilt for choice at Reel Cinemas. The mechanics are simple; visit the POS at any Reel Cinemas’ location and present the child’s valid ID when ......read more

Oliveira Podiums at Vuelta after brave escape Portuguese 2nd behind Magnus Cort

Saturday 04, September, 2021:  Rui Oliveira took one of the biggest results of his young career with a close second place on stage 19 of the Vuelta España. The 24 year-old went away in a large group on the first climb of the day, before it reduced to a group of seven as the heavy legs of the third week took its toll on the riders.   The group worked tirelessly to hold off the chasing peloton but the collaboration meant they held the gap well throughout the lumpy stage which went from Tapia to Monforte de Lemos (191.2km).   Stage honours went to Magnus Cort (EF-Nippo) who won the sprint after a leadout from his teammate Lawson Craddock (EF-Nippo).    Oliveira was glued to the wheel of Cort in the final kilometre, just unable to come around the Dane in the closing ......read more

YAS HEAT ESPORTS Celebrates First Anniversary and a Year Full of Magnificent Milestones

Yas Marina Circuit-based team continue to make huge strides in world of esports Team have competed in over 1,000 races, securing 493 victories YAS HEAT’s Angel Inostroza emerged from a group of 4,000 competitors to qualify for the Virtual Olympics Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 August 2021: YAS HEAT ESPORTS celebrates an important milestone this month, as August 2021 signals the first anniversary of the team’s conception, when a new era for esports in the Middle East began. One year on, and the Emirati team continues to raise eyebrows and turn heads on the global esports stage across multiple platforms and gaming titles. In just 12 short months and a total of 1168 races, YAS HEAT has achieved 786 podiums (67%), 493 victories (42%) and nine championships. A number of high-profile partnerships have ......read more

UFC NEWSFLASH

Announcements   •         UFC® announced that it will be returning to Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4, for the much-anticipated UFC 268®: USMAN vs. COVINGTON 2. Full announcement and key fights below:  o    Read the full announcement here. o    Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2 o    Rose Namajumas vs Zhang Weili o    Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler   •         UFC announced the following bouts have been added to UFC 267®: BLACHOWICZ vs. TEIXEIRA:  o    Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira o    Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan 2 o    Kamzat Chimaev vs Ji Jingliang o    Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir o  ......read more

Solo Masterclass by Majka in Spain as Kristoff triumphs in Germany

UAE Team Emirates’s Sunday of glory began with Rafal Majka’s winning ride under the sun in the 15th stage of the Vuelta España.   The Polish climber successfully completed a solitary escape that started 90 km from the finish line of the stage between Navalmoral de la Mata to El Barraco (197.5 km with two 1st category GPM, a 2nd category GPM and a 3rd category GPM).   Majka attacked and went clear in the company of Fabio Aru (Team Qhubeka NextHash), before escaping solo, managing his energy and his resistance to the heat in the best possible way to be able to keep the main chasers at a distance, with the nearest being Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo- Visma), who reached the finish line 1m27 ” min behind.   Good performance also for David De La Cruz: the Spaniard completed the race in the ......read more

Victory for the Viking at Tour of Deutschland

Trentin comes close at La Vuelta     Saturday 28, August, 2021:  UAE Team Emirates’ Norwegian powerhouse, Alexander Kristoff, claimed his first victory of the season and the team’s 25th after winning stage 2 of the Deutschland Tour with a hard-fought uphill sprint finish, whilst teammate Matteo Trentin narrowly missed out on his own win in stage 13 at Vuelta Espana.    Kristoff looked in fine form throughout the 180.6km race in Germany, rising to the occasion as he often does in cold and wet conditions. The gruelling stage ended with a chaotic finale, however Kristoff’s fellow countryman Sven Erik Bystrom timed his lead out to perfection guiding the pair through the final two turns and dropping his fast man off with 300m to go. Kristoff faced immense pressure from Phil ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and CDA Organise Child Protection Workshop for Dubai Sports Clubs

August 25, 2021:  More than 60 people, including managers, supervisors, administrators and coaches from Dubai football clubs and sports companies, participated in a virtual workshop organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Community Development Authority of Dubai to educate them about the country’s Child Protection laws. Dr Abdul Aziz Al Hammadi, Director of Family Cohesion department at CDA, attended the workshop and gave a presentation and explanation on Wadeema's Law - Federal Law No. 3 of 2016 concerning child rights, which stresses that all children must be provided with appropriate living standards, access to health services, education, equal opportunities in essential services and facilities without any kind of discrimination. The law protects children against all forms of negligence, exploitation, ......read more

26 Pavilions and 80+ Cultures to join Global Village Season 26 Lineup

Rich Iraqi culture will be showcased in brand new pavilion alongside guest favorite pavilions Dubai, UAE, 25 August 2020: Global Village, the UAE and wider region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has confirmed the 26 pavilions that will be open in the coming 26th season. With authentic products and hidden gems from around the world, the pavilions are an essential pillar of the park’s success and vast popularity, attracting and delighting millions every season. This year, both mainstay and new boutiques will come together for more unforgettable multicultural adventures from more than 80 different cultures. The addition of the brand new Iraq Pavilion will contribute some new excitement to the Global Village shopping experience this season.  Each Season, artisans, ......read more

Dubai Sports Council wins two medals in Best in Biz Awards 2021 International

More than 80 government and private entities from different countries participated in the Awards   August 24, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council have won Bronze Medal in two categories of the Best in Biz Awards 2021 International, the only independent global business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications from around the world. The Council won a bronze medal in the Best Work Environment category for their outstanding efforts to lift the environment at work through regulations and other initiatives that seek to elevate the happiness index at work. The Council also won bronze medal in the Best Innovative Service category for its “Human Resources Pulse”, which is a kiosk that offers a comprehensive package of 43 smart self-services to its employees through an ......read more

MBR Creative Sports Award Sends Its Best Wishes to Arab Athletes for Tokyo Paralympic Games

Dubai - August 24, 2021:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has wished success to Emirati and Arab para athletes, who will be competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which opened on Tuesday and will continue until September 5. Earlier this month, Arab athletes returned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with their biggest haul from the Summer Games, winning 18 medals - 5 gold medals, 5 silvers and 8 bronze - and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award is hoping Arab para athletes too will return home with a record medal-haul from the Japanese capital, where more than 4,400 para athletes from more than 160 countries will be competing.  The Award has urged Emirati and Arab athletes to do their best and raise their country’s flag ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Announce Wave of Renewals

Gaviria, Costa, Covi and Polanc all sign new deals UAE Team Emirates continue to reinforce their squad for the future with the announcement of several contract renewals.   Fernando Gaviria will continue for 2022 as the Colombian fast-man hopes to regain the prolific form of previous seasons.   Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Team Manager) : “We all know that Gaviria is a world class sprinter and on his day he can beat anybody. What we want to see now and what we are hoping, is to have that consistency and dependability that we know he can deliver. We are very happy to see him continue with us in the team and we want to see the best version of him going forward next year.”   Another high-profile renewal is the the former World Champion Rui Costa, who was instrumental in the Tour de France victory of ......read more

Yas Island to Go Green and Organize Fireworks Fantasia in Celebration of Saudi Arabia's National Day

Organized in partnership with DCT Abu Dhabi, fireworks will commence at 21:00pm on September 23 on Yas Bay   Abu Dhabi, UAE –August 23, 2021: In partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment hubs, will be covered in green in celebration of the 91st national day of Saudi Arabia on September 23, 2021.   The spectacular array of fireworks will be open for public viewing from selected hotels and restaurants on the island. Enhanced hygiene and social distancing measures are in place at the selected destinations to guarantee an enjoyable experience for all guests while ensuring their health and safety. Festivities are due to kick off at 9pm with the fireworks live streamed on Yas Island’s Instagram page ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Announce Wave of Contract Renewals

Gaviria, Costa, Covi and Polanc all sign new deals   Monday 23, August 2021   UAE Team Emirates continue to reinforce their squad for the future with the announcement of several contract renewals.    Fernando Gaviria will continue for 2022 as the Colombian fast-man hopes to regain the prolific form of previous seasons.   Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Team Manager) : “We all know that Gaviria is a world class sprinter and on his day he can beat anybody. What we want to see now and what we are hoping, is to have that consistency and dependability that we know he can deliver. We are very happy to see him continue with us in the team and we want to see the best version of him going forward next year.”   Another high-profile renewal is the the former World Champion Rui ......read more

Fifth Season of ‘Your Commitment to Happiness' Campaign Kicks Off in Dubai Clubs and Stadiums

Dubai - August 23, 2021:   The General Command of Dubai Police and Dubai Sports Council, in cooperation with UAE Pro League and Dubai Media Incorporated, have launched the fifth season of “Your Commitment to Happiness” campaign with the aim of educating the public about the importance of positive engagement, and adherence to all precautionary measures and protocols when attending matches. The launch of the campaign coincides with Dubai clubs hosting three matches inthe second round of the ADNOC Pro League, during which spectators will be permitted into the stands up to a maximum 60 per cent of the stadium’s capacity. Announcing the launch of the campaign, Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of Dubai Police’s General Department of Organisation Protective Security and Emergency, ......read more

Kristoff 2nd in Emphatic Norway Sprint Finish

Norwegian edges closer to home victory as Sebastian Molano finishes top 5 in the Vuelta     August 22, 2021:  Alexander Kristoff came within a whisker of victory on stage 3 of the Tour of Norway. The veteran sprinter, guided by a strong lead-out, managed second after an aggressive day of racing which regrouped in the closing kilometres for a bunch sprint won by Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo).   The riders started and finished in the townland of Jørpeland (159.9 km), with an undulating course providing a launch pad for many attacks throughout the day.   Kristoff: “It was a hard stage, the team stayed with me and supported me all day. Young Finn Fisher-Black helped me when I was dropped to get back on and the team moved well to set up a leadout and I had the wheel of Pedersen in the ......read more

Kristoff Looking for Repeat Success at the 2021 Tour of Norway

August 19, 2021:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff has his sights set on another victory at this year’s Tour of Norway (19th – 22nd August), after winning a stage as well as both the green points jersey and the yellow general classification jersey at the last edition of his ‘home race’ in 2019. The Norwegian sprinter will be accompanied by two of his fellow countrymen in the form of Vegard Stake-Laengen and Sven Erik Bystrom, along with Aleksandr Riabushenko and new recruits Finn Fisher-Black and Felix Gross who will race in Emirati colours for the first time this week.    Kristoff said: “The Tour of Norway is always a special race for me. It’s based around my home region in Stavanger so my family can come and watch me race which is always nice. We have a young team ......read more

Global Village Guests to Enjoy an Enhanced Floating Market Experience and a Brand New Fire Fountain Show for Season 26

The park’s iconic lake will be the Floating Market’s new home, with a new show and unique stage for live performances.  Dubai, UAE – 18 August 2021: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has revealed its latest Season 26 enhancement, this time for its iconic Floating Market. As the place where Asia's finest culinary dishes can be found, the Floating Market has been a favourite destination for food enthusiasts since it was launched in 2018. With more space and a stunning new backdrop, it is expected to become even more popular in Season 26. Global Village has confirmed the market’s new location, overlooks an extravagant new fire fountain show. Guests will be able to taste the delights of Asia whilst enjoying the ......read more

Dubai Police and Dubai Sports Council Discuss Preparations for Start of Season and Return of Fans

Dubai - August 17, 2021:   Inspection teams of Dubai Police and Dubai Sports Council have visited different sports clubs of Dubai to review preparations for the start of the season as well as the implementation of Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management’s precautionary measures and protocols, with focus on the safe return of spectators to the stands. The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has permitted clubs and sports events to allow fans into the stands, up to a maximum of 60 per cent of the establishment’s capacity, and the teams from Dubai Police and Dubai Sports Council have visited all the clubs to ensure both the public and the athletes and officials alike, can enjoy live sports action in the new season in a safe environment, assured of the highest standards of safety ......read more

Joe Dombrowski Takes Second in Stage 3 of La Vuelta

August 17, 2021:  The first uphill finish of the Vuelta a Espana 2021, a 202.8km stage from Santo Domingo de Silos to Picon Blanco, saw UAE Team Emirates’ Joe Dombrowski seek out his second Grand Tour stage victory of the season, buoyed by his triumph in the Giro d’Italia earlier this year. The 30-year-old American’s brave performance earned him a hard fought second place, having to surrender in the final two kms, to a searing attack from the eventual stage winner Rein Taaramae (Intermarché-Wanty Goubert).   Dombrowki’s race began when he entered the day’s break with seven other riders, all going clear on the Puerto de Manquello climb. The escapees built a good margin over the main group, enabling them to concentrate on the fight for success on the final ascent of Picon Blanco, a brutal 7.6km ......read more

Viacom18 bags exclusive TV and digital rights for Abu Dhabi T10 series

~The series will premiere from 19th November 2021 live on Colors Cineplex SD (Hindi), Colors Cineplex HD (English), Rishtey Cineplex (Hindi), Voot and Jio~ 17th August, 2021, National: Viacom18, one of India’s leading media & entertainment network, has bagged the exclusive TV and digital rights for the Abu Dhabi T10 series. The exciting cricket series will premiere from 19th November 2021 live on Colors Cineplex SD (Hindi), Colors Cineplex HD (English), Rishtey Cineplex (Hindi), Voot and Jio. The 8 teams that will be a part of this series represent 20 nations and include cricketing legends like Irfran Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Shahid Afridi, Muhammad Amir, Eoin Morgan, David Miller, Dawid Malan, Faf Du Plessis, Jason Roy, Chris Gayle, Dwaye Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro, Babar Azam, Wahab Riaz, Imran Tahir and many ......read more

Badminton Champion Axelsen Celebrates his Tokyo Olympic Gold in Dubai Sports Council

Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen thanks DSC for their support in his preparations for the Olympics and announces decision to shift his base to Dubai   Dubai - August 16, 2021:   Viktor Axelsen, the new Olympic men’s badminton champion, visited Dubai Sports Complex on Monday to celebrate his success at the Tokyo Olympic Games, and looking ahead, the Denmark world No 2 announced his plans to make Dubai his training-base as he tries to add more silverware to a trophy cabinet that already boasts the 2017 World Championship crown alongside the Olympic gold, and two BWF Dubai Superseries Finals as well as eight BWF World Tour titles. Axelsen, 27, became the first non-Asian man to win the Olympic badminton singles title since 1996 when he defeated Chinese defending champion Chen Long 21-15, 21-12 in the Tokyo final ......read more

Get a Taste of Uzbek Art at OSH

August 15, 2021:  Get a taste of Uzbek Art at OSHDubai, United Arab Emirates: OSH, La Mer’s contemporary licensed restaurant offering dining flavour inspirations from The Silk Road and the Middle East is now also serving Uzbek culture in the form of art.    In collaboration with Andakulova Gallery in DIFC, OSH's walls are now adorned with eight artworks by renowned Uzbekistani artists Timur Akhmedov and Sanjar Djabbarov. In addition to showcasing the Uzbek art for viewing pleasure, OSH is also supporting the ethnic art scene by offering diners the opportunity to purchase the pieces directly from the restaurant.     "We are always keen on creating awareness on the wonderful Uzbek culture and for our guests to discover the rich history, tradition, arts and flavors from the country. ......read more

Redefining the Guest Experience: Global Village Announces First Ever Water- Stunt Show in the Middle East for Season 26

Record-breaking stunt show adds jaw-dropping extreme water stunts to the Season 26 line-up. Dubai, UAE – 14 August 2021: Global Village has given guests the latest glimpse of its Season 26 line-up, increasing anticipation further by revealing the imminent arrival of the all-new ‘Harbour Force’ Stunt Show. The UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment is finalising preparations ahead of October's Season opening. Global Village prides itself on raising the bar every season, making sure that loyal guests experience new levels of entertainment every time they visit. The record-breaking stunt show has become a firm guest favourite but this season the entertainment team wanted to bring the show to a whole new level.  The famed Guinness World ......read more

Global Village Announces On-Sale Date of Season 26 VIP Packs Available Exclusively Online through Virgin Megastore Tickets

• The Global Village VIP Packs include exciting new In-park benefits and other surprises such as Expo 2020 Dubai Season passes • Guests can also pre-book VIP Packs for the first time from August 28th – including the new Diamond Experience    Dubai, UAE – 14, August 2021: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has confirmed the launch dates for pre-bookings and official on-sale of the Season 26 VIP Packs. Presenting a host of benefits that complement the Global Village guest experience, highly sought after VIP Packs include VIP parking privileges, VIP entry tickets, and VIP Wonder Passes for access to Ripley's Believe it or Not!® museum attraction, the action-packed stunt show and the hugely ......read more

Biggest Ever Prize Pool Announced for Fina Swimming Event in Abu Dhabi

The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) will include a prize pool of $2.8million (USD) Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena will host the event in December Youssef Al Matrooshi, the UAE’s flag bearer at the Tokyo Olympics, will be competing   ABU DHABI (August 11th, 2021): The prize pool for the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) will be the biggest ever for a FINA swimming event. The competition takes place at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena on December 16-21, with the world’s best short-course swimmers going head-to-head over a six-day period. FINA President Husain Al-Musallam has announced the event will include a prize pool of $2.8million (USD), making it the highest amount in any FINA competition. Prize money for individual events has increased by 50 percent, while any swimmer who sets a ......read more

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