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Centuries old Emirati traditional housing amazes visitors to Heritage Village in Global Village

Special raw materials and tools used to reconstruct ancient models  DUBAI, 17th January 2017:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has been attracting hundreds of visitors from around the world for the third year since the opening of the 21st season of Global Village in Dubai. Every evening, the Heritage Village comes alive in an exhibition of traditional Emirati hospitality in a quaint atmosphere where handcrafters making pottery and weaving Sadu (defined by the UNESCO as a traditional form of weaving practised by Bedouin women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates to produce soft furnishings and decorative accessories)  – showcase their age old skills. Old housing models and traditional designs reflect the ancient culture and heritage of the country. Bedouin tents, homes made of palm ......read more

Telegram, Instagram and WhatsApp are key channels for brands to reach digital Iranian consumers, says Kantar TNS.

Telegram Messenger accessed by over 90% online Iranians weekly Kantar TNS’ Connected Life Iran study provides insights on digital attitudes and behaviour of country’s 80 million population Iran is a mobile centric market with 78% of online time spent on mobiles compared to 56% globally Iranian consumers open to online brand presence: 95 percent of internet users do not use ad blocking. Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Long history of internet censorship and imposed bans on global sites such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube etc., has led Iran develop a unique digital ecosystem comprising both local platforms like Telegram,as well as, global digital platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp. Telegram enjoys the highest popularity, followed by Instagram and Whatsapp. Iran has a population of 80 million, ......read more

Cricket Legends James Anderson, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis Join Celebrity Team at 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational

ENGLAND’S LEADING WICKET TAKER TO BE JOINED BY TWO LEGENDS OF THE SPORT Abu Dhabi, January 17th, 2017:  James Anderson, English Cricket’s all-time highest international wicket-taker, has joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity all-stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. 34-year old Anderson — who returned to England’s Test team for the recent tour of India — will be joined in Abu Dhabi by two other legends of the sport: Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis. Anderson, who made his Test debut in 2003, has already cemented his reputation as one of the finest players in the history of English cricket. A former world number one bowler who currently ranks sixth on the all-time international wicket-takers list, ‘Jimmy’ has represented England in 100 Test matches and nearly 200 One ......read more

Sharjah Women Sports Foundation Strengthens Emirate's Commitment

New strategy reinforces Sharjah’s unrivalled dedication to women in sport Sharjah, 17 January, 2017:  The Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) is being been held up as a shining example of the new strategy to promote women’s sports in the UAE in general and in Sharjah in particular. The foundation is also aiming to highlight the role of the nation’s sportswomen in a regional and global arena, empowering them and enabling them to take part in international championships and events. In line with the directives of the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and Chairperson of SWSF, the new strategy will focus on raising awareness of women’s sport among the community. It will develop and ......read more

Meet Shah Rukh Khan at Arabian Center

Shah Rukh Khan to visit Arabian Center for the third time Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:   Shah Rukh Khan is back in Dubai and at Arabian Center! And this is his third visit to the most soughted mall by celebrities in the region. The superstar’s next film Raees hits the cinemas on January 25th 2017, and is grabbing all the eyeballs from the media and fans alike.  King Khan will make an appearance in the Night Court of Arabian Center on January 21, 2017 at 5:30pm. The star will also be joined by other crew members as part of their movie promotion to meet and greet fans. While this is the only non-ticketed platform where fans will have a chance to meet the star, they will also have an opportunity to witness the star in action performing his best! Raees is an upcoming 2017 Indian action crime thriller film that stars ......read more

GAC Dubai opens new staff sports facility at GAC Logistics Park Converted facility promotes physical and mental well-being of its staff

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16th January 2017:  GAC Dubai opened its new sports facility for staff members at its GAC Logistics Park in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.  The facility, which covers 675 square meters, was previously a parking area that GAC converted into a sports field for staff members and customers. All refurbishing costs were covered through the money saved by GAC staff’s recycling efforts. The initiative was a direct result from employee feedback on how the company can improve staff health and overall well-being. “This new sports facility is part of the GAC Dubai effort to encourage our colleagues to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy work-life balance,” says GAC Dubai Managing Director Stuart Bowie. “We want healthier people and an even healthier company”. During the ......read more

In Line with the National Program of Happiness and Positivity Dubai Culture Appoints CEO of Happiness

CEO to Promote Happiness and Positivity in the Culture and Arts Sectors Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 16 January, 2017:  The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has appointed Latifa bin Demaithan as Chief of Happiness & Positivity in the Authority, in addition to her role as Office Manager of the Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture. The new appointment supports the UAE leadership’s vision of bringing happiness to all walks of society and preserving the legacy of its inspiring founding fathers – a directive that came from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more

JESS Arabian Ranches Wins Senior ESKC Round Three

P1 Racing clinches first Nomad Class victory Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2017:  Reigning champion Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Arabian Ranches returned to form and seized victory in Round Three of the Senior Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (15 January). Drivers Eliot Jones, Harry Tryggvason and Sam Burtonwood have put JESS Arabian Ranches in the championship lead prior to the fourth and final round in March. JESS Arabian Ranches started the evening according to plan, nailing a best qualifying lap of 1:10.481 and booking pole position for the 60 minute endurance race.  Ghost Racing was next up, just 0.686 seconds off the pace, followed by Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) Team 7 in third. When racing commenced the pole sitters looked to be in trouble as both ......read more

Convoy fit and ready to embark on ‘Camel Trek' in the desert of the UAE

13 male and female participants register for third edition of expedition  DUBAI, 16th January 2017:  A group of riders will embark on a journey in the desert of the UAE for the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) from 21st to 27th January. A total of 13 men and women have registered to for the week-long expedition which will depart from Nakhra area in Dubai on Saturday 21st January at 7am and return to Global Village after their one week journey. They were selected after showing interest in going back in a journey through time after having registered through the website of HHC and qualified for the ‘Camel Trek’ following an intense training program. Mohammed Ali Obaid Bin Huraiz, Manager of CEO’s Office at HHC, ......read more

Major Bonus on Offer for New World Record at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

$250,000 On Offer For New Marathon World Record in Dubai Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  A bonus of US$250,000 is on offer to any runner who can break the world record at this week’s Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon being held on Friday (January 20). The bonus is in addition to the first prize of US$200,000 and underlines the status of the popular IAAF Gold Label race as the richest marathon in the world. Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele – whose personal best is just six seconds outside the world record of 2h:02m:57s held by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto – will be seen by many as the pre-race favourite. But if the three-time Olympic gold medalist is to land that massive bonus, he will have to run the classic 42.195km distance quicker than any athlete in marathon history. After a decade of unprecedented ......read more

Yuweel performers warm hearts on cold and windy night in AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youllah

Ahmed Mohammed Saeed Al Habsi advances to the next round of competition DUBAI, 15th January 2017: The sixth episode of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah produced some exciting performances on a cold and windy night in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday 13th January, as three more contestants began their quest for the title. Organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive heritage sports, the 18 finalists are vying for the grand prize of AED 1 million and the Fazza Youllah Championship trophy over 13 rounds of the competition every Friday at 9 pm. Large crowds once again thronged to witness the cultural program in Global Village in Dubai and appreciate the efforts both Yuweel performers and singers. At the outset, it was confirmed that Ahmed Mohammed Saeed Al ......read more

Sheikh Hamdan awards win to runner-up after ‘Ghaith' dazzles in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah

Team F3 dominate Sheikhs category providing thrilling duels in finals  DUBAI, 14th January 2017:  Ghaith, the falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, lit up a gloomy morning with a dazzling performance in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Thursday 12th January. And then in a magnanimous gesture, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum directed the organizers to waive off the winning time of 20.275 seconds clocked by ‘Ghaith’ in the Hurr Wahish Farkh finals of the Sheikhs category, awarding the win to Sweidan Damithan Sweidan who came second in a time of 20.712 seconds followed by the entries of F3R falconers Rashid Saeed Sultan Al ......read more

Athletes Primed for the Bekele Factor at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2017:  The news that three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele will take to the streets of Dubai next week has resulted in a spike in the number of last-minute entries looking to compete in the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday (January 20). The Ethiopian legend will lead the Marathon field in the Middle East’s biggest mass participation event in what will be only his second appearance on the Dubai roads – a surface he will share with more than 30,000 “running mates”. And while last-minute entries are the norm in Dubai, organisers are delighted to see Bekele’s inclusion has been eagerly welcomed by the thousands of local and international runners who will run alongside the Ethiopian great in both the Marathon and the 10km Road Race. Thousands more will also ......read more

Earth shattering winning times in RC Airplane finals of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah

MRM team and Ahmed Seghayer’s falcons emerge victorious DUBAI, 12th January 2017:  Falcons of MRM team and Ahmed Seghayer Al Ketbi produced earth shattering performances to win the RC (Remote Controlled) Airplane finals in the Sheikhs and General Public categories in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Wednesday 11th January.  MRM falconer Butti Al Ketbi’s top entry ‘Earthquake’ stormed to victory clocking 1: 16.283 minutes in the RC Airplane Jeer Shaheen Jernas (Sheikhs) category final blowing away the field and a thick blanket of fog on the tenth morning of competition at the dedicated Falconry championship site in Ruwayyah (Exit 55) off Emirates Road. Ahmed Al Ketbi won the RC Airplane Jeer Shaheen Jernas (General ......read more

Sulayem Tours Dubai Autodrome Race Paddock Ahead of Hankook 24h Dubai

UAE motorsport icon chats with drivers and crew Dubai, UAE, 12 January 2017:  Emirati motorsport legend Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE and winner of 14 FIA Middle East Rally Championship titles, toured the team garages and pit lane at Dubai Autodrome on Wednesday (11 January) ahead of the renowned Hankook 24H Dubai this weekend (12-14 January). Accompanied by race officials, media and distinguished members of the ATCUAE and DTCM, Sulayem surveyed the race paddock as teams and crews were busy preparing vehicles for the arduous endurance race that will commence on Friday at 14.00. He made stops at several garages to chat with personnel, most notably the team garage for Black Falcon.  Saudi Prince Abdulaziz Al Faisal and Emirati ace Khaled al Qubaisi were both on hand to ......read more

Demise, Melkamu Lead Strong Women's Field for Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  Ethiopian athletes Shure Demise and Meselech Melkamu will lead a strong line-up of elite runners in the women’s event at the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 20. In the past, Demise and Melkamu have flirted with the top spot in the world’s richest marathon and both women have the experience required to finally land the US$200,000 first prize.  Three years ago Melkamu finished as runner-up after missing out on victory by just 22 seconds to fellow Ethiopian Mulu Seboka, while Demise has already shown what she can achieve in Dubai, having run a personal best over the flat course of 2h:20m:59s for fourth place in 2015. Demise has also won the last two Toronto Marathons and will be looking to celebrate her birthday in style when she takes to the start line outside ......read more

Double triumph for Qatar in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah

Rashid Hamad Al Nuaimi’s falcon recorded fastest time of 18.680 seconds among GCC nationals  DUBAI, 11th January 2017:  Qatar falconers tasted a double triumph in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Tuesday 10th January.   In what turned out to be a family affair, Mohammed Rashid Hamad Al Nuaimi emulated his cousin Nasser by winning the Shaheen Wahish Farkh (GCC) category in style recording the fastest time of 18.680 seconds. Nasser won the Hurr Wahish Jernas (GCC) event on Monday. Bahrain contestants took first and third place in the Shaheen Wahish Jernas (GCC) category with the winner clocking 18.928 seconds and Ali Saeed Al Khambas coming third in 19.434 seconds. Mohammed Saleh of Qatar took second place in 19.061 seconds, ......read more

Dubai Culture Signs MoU to Provide Reading Opportunities at Dubai Airports

Initiative supports UAE National Strategy for Reading and enhances Dubai’s position as a cultural destination among passengers Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 January, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airports to provide reading opportunities for passengers in airport arrival and departure lounges. The project is due for completion by March 2017, to coincide with the UAE’s National Month of Reading. His Excellency Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, represented Dubai Culture in signing the MoU with His Excellency Jamal Al Hai, Deputy CEO of Dubai Airports. The MoU outlines Dubai Culture’s commitment to provide ......read more

Dubai Autodrome to Host Twelfth Edition of Hankook 24h Dubai

Up to 100 cars expected to challenge in the iconic endurance race Dubai, UAE, 11 January 2017:  Race teams from around the globe have flown into Dubai this week to prepare for the Hankook 24H Dubai (12-14 January), the first round of the 2017 24H Series powered by Hankook. The race paddock at Dubai Autodrome is now full of containers and cars, with officials and pit crews bustling in preparation for the challenging twenty four hour endurance race featuring a variety of GT and Touring Car class vehicles as well as 24H specials. Richard Birch, General Manager of Dubai Autodrome, said: “This week we have received 140 containers, 100 cars, 400 drivers and their crews to our venue.  We welcome all of our guests from around the world and we look forward with great anticipation for the start of this classic endurance ......read more

Dubai Culture supports ‘We Are With You' forum for people with special needs

Dubai Public Library participation includes reading and educational activities, in collaboration with Al Maktoum Foundation Dubai – The United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its support of the ‘We Are With You’ forum held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Al Maktoum Foundation. The forum runs from the 6th to the 13th January 2017.  For the third year running, Dubai Culture will be represented at the event by the Dubai Public Library. The forum aims to support people with disabilities and integrate them into society, by nurturing their talents and abilities while also supporting both young people ......read more

Maiden SWS Junior Victory for Zaid Haddad

Labrooy tops SWS Senior Cup and Winter wins SWS Masters Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2017:  A brilliant qualifying session at Dubai Kartdrome on Monday (9 January) saved the night for Zaid Haddad, edging him past Keanu Al Azhari and putting him on the top step of the SWS Junior Cup Podium for the first time.  Romaldo Labrooy and Carsten Winter both returned to winning ways to claim SWS Senior and Masters trophies. Zaid Haddad opened the SWS Sprint Series evening with a best qualifying lap time of 1:20.260, which was just 0.111 seconds faster than Keanu Al Azhari. That precious gap would later prove decisive for victory at the end of the event. Going from pole position to the chequered flag in Race One, Haddad clocked a time 5.695 seconds ahead of his nearest rival Maxime Dubos.  The Al Azhari brothers, Enzo and Keanu ......read more

Longines timed the Dubai World Cup Carnival races at Meydan Racecourse

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 10th January, 2017 - Swiss watchmaker, Longines presented the first set of Dubai World Cup Carnival races at the Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, 5th of January, 2017. As Official Timekeeper and Pillar Partner of Meydan, Longines kicked off the thrilling Dubai World Cup Carnival that sets in motion the countdown to the Dubai World Cup, which will be held on the 25th of March, 2017. The Dubai World Cup Carnival, runs from January to March every year and is a season of high-class international race days contested by the most high-profile owners, trainers, horses and jockeys in the world. Longines together with the Meydan Group recently announced the continuation of their partnership, wherein the watchmaker is the Official Timekeeper for all equestrian events organized by Meydan. In ......read more

The Falcon ‘Ghaith' makes winning start for Fazza (Sheikh Hamdan) in Falconry Tilwah Championship

Dubai Crown Prince’s entry records fastest time in Hurr Wahish Farkh category  DUBAI, 10th January 2017:  The falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, ‘Ghaith’, made a spectacular entry in the Falconry Championship Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Monday 9th January.  Fazza falcon ‘Ghaith’ is being hailed as a phenomenon after obliterating the field in the Hurr Wahish Farkh category by clocking a brilliant time of 19.353 seconds over 400 meters in idyllic conditions on the eighth morning of competition in the dedicated site for Fazza Championship for Falconry in Ruwayyah area. Ms. Suad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC, welcomed the arrival of the phenomenal ......read more

Longines Presents Another Successful Edition of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup.

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 9th January 2017 – Illustrious Swiss watchmaker, Longines, marked yet another successful presentation of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup, which took place on the 7th of January at the Dubai International Endurance City. Furthering its commitment to the equestrian arena, Swiss watchmaker Longines was once again the Presenting Partner and Official Timekeeper of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup, which featured some of the top names from the world of endurance riding competing over a distance of 160 km. The event began at dawn on Saturday and consisted of five stages of decreasing length at the purpose-built Dubai International Endurance City course. The eventual winner, Humaid Matar Rashed Al Mazrooei , was granted ......read more

The Shah of Indian theatre returns to Dubai – and he's not alone

Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley Productions set to stage “Riding Madly off in all Directions”, starring besides the legendary actor, his wife Ratna Pathak Shah, and children Heeba, Vivaan and Imaad  Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017:  Theatre aficionados can now mark the date on their calendar for the latest Motley Production, “Riding Madly off in all Directions,” featuring none other than the legendary Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah along with their children, Heeba, Vivaan and Imaad. This entertaining affair, which will make its international outing on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, brings together for the first time the entire Shah family on stage, promising some power-packed performances. Penned by British-born Canadian political scientist and humourist, Stephen Leacock, ......read more

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Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2016:  From January 3 to 6, 2017, Art Jameel presents its second alumni exhibition, displaying the work of students from the Art Jameel Programme for Traditional Arts and Crafts. Hosted by the British Council in Cairo, the programme alumni will exhibit a variety of traditional arts and crafts in different media, including wood, ceramic, gypsum, glass, metal and ......read more

HHC participates in Fifth Unified Gulf Inmates – Week in Ras Al Khaimah…

Community engaged in reform process of inmates through week-long exhibition  DUBAI, 26th December 2016:  The 5th Unified Gulf Inmates - Week (Together to Achieve Reform) organized by the Ministry of Interior’s Directorate General of Correctional and Punitive Establishments in cooperation with Ras Al Khaimah Police, from 25th to 29th December, held its program of activities and ......read more

Rich Cultures of The Levant Highlighted at Global Village's 21st Season…

Dubai, December 26th, 2016:  For its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, has welcomed back pavilions hosting four of the Levant countries. Each having their own pavilion, the traditional cultures of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria are highlighted this season. Despite their geographic proximity, each of the countries represented in the ......read more

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