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“Hatta Ramadan Championship” to kick off on 24th March

The “Hatta Ramadan Championship”, the biggest sports event of its kind in Hatta, will take place from 24th March to 14th April 2023 in Hatta with participation of huge numbers of athletes & remarkable presence of fans. The Championship is held annually during the Holy Month of Ramadan, and it is organized by the Team Games Co. in Hatta Sports Club with the support of Dubai Sports Council. The event is held at Al Dhahra School for Basic and Secondary Education in Hatta and it comprises three sports competitions; these are: futsal, volleyball & running.   The volleyball & futsal competitions will kick off on the 2nd day of Ramadan.  The futsal competition will be held with participation of 16 teams; to be classified into four groups & it will be arranged in collaboration with Hatta more

Dubai Culture Commissions Alserkal Arts Foundation to Position Dubai as a City of Public Art

Partnership is inaugurated with open call for a site-specific, participatory ‘Lamma | Coming Together’ public art commission on the Dubai Creek in Al Shindagha Historic District    Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2023:  A collaboration is announced between Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Alserkal Arts Foundation to deliver a series of three Dubai Public Art projects to bring inspiring and thoughtful art to the city’s public realm, including the Al Quoz Creative Zone, Shindagha Historic District, and Hatta.  Following through on a joint commitment to support the development of artistic and curatorial excellence amongst UAE-based practitioners, each of the three public commissions will be led by an appointed curator. The first of these commissions will launch with an open call for more

Sikka Art and Design Reflects on Another Great Year

More than 120,000 visitors in its eleventh edition   • There were 14 ‘Sikka Talks’ sessions and 35 ‘Bait Al Khazaf’ artist sculptures • The festival's workshops attracted 600 visitors and ‘Little Sikka’ brought in 1,500 children • Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children hosted 28 workshops • 127 musicians dazzled the audiences, and 59 films were shown • Fatima Al Helou: ‘Volunteers are the pulse of Sikka and Dubai Culture supports their participation and efforts’   Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2023:  The Sikka Art and Design Festival, which is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai, and member of the Dubai Council, in its more

Molano makes History with Win at GP de Denain

• Colombian takes UAE Team Emirates' 16th win of season •   News | Team – 17th March 2022   Sebastian Molano took his second victory of the season with an impressive sprint win from a five man breakaway at the GP de Denain in France.   The Colombian makes history by becoming the first ever Colombian winner in the 64 editions of the race.   Molano slipped away in a group with -20km to go alongside his teammate Mikkel Bjerg who put in a demonstration of teammwork to push the group forward until the line.   Molano was the fastest man of the group and was able to power past his rivals despite second place Van Dijk (Jumbo-Visma)not having taken a turn on the front.   Molano: “I’m very happy, I had great legs today. The team worked perfectly to more

Japanese Swimming Legend “Rie Kaneto” to Organizes Training Camp for Japanese Swimmers at Hamdan Sports Complex In Dubai

The Japanese swimming legend & Olympic champion Rie Kaneto has announced that she will organize a training camp for Japanese swimmers with participation of swimmers from UAE at Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai during the upcoming period. Rie Kaneto’s announcement was stated during her visit to Dubai Sports Council’s premises where she met with H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, the Assistant Secretary General of DSC, in the presence of Mr. Ali Omar Al-Baloushi, Director of Sports Events Dept. in DSC / Mr. Abdulla Shahdad, Manager of Hamdan Sports Complex.   She was acquainted with DSC’s eminent role to develop the sports sector in Dubai besides the remarkable increase in the annual sports events, taking place in the Emirate.   H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma briefed Rie Kaneto on DSC’s role to develop the more

Dubai Calligraphy Biennale will unveil Masterpieces of the Discipline

• Bin Kharbash: ‘The Biennale represents a milestone in the history of Dubai's interest in calligraphy’   Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has revealed the start of preparations for organising the first edition of the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale that will be held from 1 to 31 October 2023 with the participation of a group of calligraphers and artists from around the world. The Biennale celebrates the remarkable successes achieved by the Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition over the course of 10 editions, and aims to highlight the importance of calligraphy as an expressive and aesthetic tool that embodies creativity.   The Biennale represents a new creative platform through which the Authority offers calligraphy enthusiasts a one-of-a-kind more

TikTok Launches “Mousalsal” Style Series to Highlight How Brands Can Drive Results During Ramadan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2023 – TikTok has launched a Ramadan-inspired video series to present data and insights related to the Holy Month on the platform in a fun and interesting way. TikTok took a creative approach to deliver this narrative, integrating the numbers into “mousalsalat” style episodes, akin to the TV shows that are so popular during Ramadan.   Connected through one storyline, the mini-series called “ÃÑÞÇã ÈíäÍßì ÝíåÇ” which translates in English to “Numbers Worth Remembering” sheds light on how brands of all categories can drive results on TikTok. The series follows the story of the main hero, who knows key insights by heart as they help him navigate tricky situations over the course of the six episodes.    Each episode was developed to more

World Art Dubai 2023 Welcomes Thousands of Visitors and Celebrates another Successful Year

The final day saw WAD celebrate artists, galleries and students with the Art Award Winners Ceremony   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2023: Thousands of art lovers and creatives descended on World Art Dubai (WAD) throughout the four days of the exhibition as it returned to Dubai World Trade Centre for its ninth edition.  Show highlights included the fair’s first-ever Hanbok Fashion Show presented by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Culture Association. The 40-minute fashion show, featured traditional hanboks that have been created for popular K-dramas such as Reborn Rich, Under The Queen's Umbrella, 100 Days My Prince, Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency and Crash Landing on You, by famous Korean designers that include Ms Ham Eujeong, Ms Shin Aesoo, Ms Choi Sukheon and Ms more

Pogacar Completes Hat-Trick to take Paris-Nice Crown, Almeida Seals Big Weekend with Podium

• Final stage win in Nice for Slovenian, Almeida podiums as UAE shine in Italy •   13th March 2023:  Tadej Pogacar claimed the final stage of Paris-Nice in splendid fashion taking an emphatic solo stage win and finishing in first place in the overall General Classification.   Today’s stage saw the riders cover 118.4km, starting and finishing in Nice, with five classified climbs on the menu.   It was on the slopes of the Col d’Eze, 19km from the finish, where the Slovenian rider broke away from an elite group of rivals, crossing the finish line alone to celebrate his third stage victory in this his first participation of the ‘race to the sun’.    Pogacar: “It was always my dream to win Paris-Nice. The fact I did it is incredible. They say more

Organizing Committee of NAS Sports Tournament Ratifies List of Teams Participating in the Volleyball Competition

March 13, 2023:  The Organizing Committee of NAS Sports Tournament has ratified the final list of teams participating in the volleyball competition of the 10th edition of the Tournament, taking place during the Holy Month of Ramadan at Nad Al-Sheba Sports Complex.  The volleyball competition is scheduled from 1st to 10th April 2023. Registration of players and technical & medical staff continue up to Monday 20th March midnight as per the approved conditions. Each team is allowed to register a maximum of 14 players and 10 players minimum. Players’ age should be 18 years old or above, on the date of the launch of the competition. Participating teams are also allowed to replace four players in the period from 25th to 27th March, so that they can select the best players to participate in the competition. Registration more

Festival in the Park: A Two-Day Celebration of Art, Music and Culture at Umm Al Emarat Park

Abu Dhabi, UAE 11 March, 2023: Get ready to celebrate culture and arts at the upcoming Festival in the Park! On 12-13 March, 2023, Umm Al Emarat Park will come alive with a vibrant two-day outdoor cultural experience in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF), bringing a dose of culture and joy to the community with a variety of family-friendly activities and performances in addition to inclusive activities for People of Determination.  With an impressive line-up of activities, Festival in the Park has something for everyone, from the young to the young at heart. Visitors can join in on the fun with the Drumming Circle, where they can learn to play the drums through imitation with Dubai Drums, or get creative with the Graffiti Art Workshop where they will be introduced to different styles of graffiti more

Pogačar holds Yellow in France as Almeida moves into White in Italy

1. Yates 3rd, Trentin 4th after busy days racing 2.   News | Team – 10th March 2022   In the longest stage of Paris-Nice at 212km UAE Team Emirates policed the peloton to defend the lead of Tadej Pogačar. The Slovenian, who was victorious yesterday on the stage to La Loge des Gardes kept calm to hold his lead while Matteo Trentin took 4th in the bunch sprint which was won by Olav Kooij (Jumbo Visma).   Pogačar holds a lead of 6’’ over David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) heading into stage 6 tomorrow from Tourves to La Colle-sur-Loup (197.4km).   Pogačar: “ I enjoyed the first day in yellow, and it was a nice day, finally some sun and no stress, so it was a nice day. I know the last stage well, it’s my home training roads and it’s a nice stage. Even more

International Women's Day: Celebrating Progress and Continuing to Break Barriers

March 08, 2023:  International Women's Day is an annual celebration of women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements, as well as a reminder of the continued struggle for gender equality. While advancements have been made over the years towards closing the gender gap, there is still a long way to go in terms of empowering women to pursue their dreams and attain financial independence.  It is crucial to recognize and promote the importance of women's career development and financial autonomy, not only for the benefit of individual women but for the advancement of society as a whole. Empowering women in the workplace are essential and how we can work towards creating more opportunities for women to achieve their career aspirations. Commenting on embracing diversity, Ms. Shubhadha Sujith, Head of more

Commentary by Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on International Women's Day

HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed: International Women's Day celebrates the crucial role of women in society and their extraordinary contributions Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority Dubai Culture and a member of the Dubai Council, confirmed that International Women's Day celebrates the crucial role of women in society and their extraordinary contributions, making significant strides in advancing comprehensive development across all fields and leaving an indelible mark on their communities and countries. From groundbreaking achievements to inspiring leadership, women around the world have accomplished remarkable success, serving as role models and sources of motivation for all. Her Highness commended the innovative approach taken by the UAE in more

Formula E Star Antonio Felix Da Costa Ranks South African Victory among his Best

Dubai and Riyadh, 7th March 2023: Formula E driver Antonio Felix Da Costa has described his recent Cape Town E-Prix victory among the greatest wins of his career and is determined to bring more success to his new team TAG Heuer Porsche.   The 31-year-old Season Six champion went into the race on the back of a third-place finish in Hyderabad but having started in 11th, he worked his way through the top 10 and top three by Lap 20.   On Lap 21, Da Costa then performed a stunning overtaking manoeuvre on Jean-Éric Vergne to seal a memorable race win.   It was his first win for Porsche since moving to the team last year and when reflecting back, the Portuguese said the manner of the victory is among his best.   He said: “The last couple of months have been slightly tricky and took a small toll on me so more

Sony World Photography Awards 2023 Finalists

PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION 2023  FINALISTS & SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED EXHIBITION: 14 APRIL - 1 MAY 2023 | SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON The World Photography Organisation is delighted to reveal the finalists and shortlisted photographers in the Professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2023. Now in its 16th year, the Awards’ Professional competition rewards exceptional series of work both for technical skill and an original approach to storytelling.  The winner of Photographer of the Year 2023 is chosen from the Professional finalists and announced on 13 April. A selection of images by finalists and shortlisted photographers will be exhibited as part of the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House from 14 April-1 May 2023. Over 415,000 images from over 200 countries and territories were more

Bahrain's Al Hashemi Crowned Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup Champion in AlUla

• GCC rider produced a strong performance on Leon to claim victory and hold off a Spanish one-two which featured highest-placed female Maria Ponton Alvarez in second place     March 4, 2023:  Mohamed Abdulhameed Al Hashemi from Bahrain held off a strong Spanish challenge to claim overall victory in the 2023 edition of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup, the flagship endurance equestrian event which took place at Saudi Arabia's ancient city of AlUla, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra.   Al Hashemi completed the four loops of the challenging 120km route on his ride Leon in a classified time of 05:47:54, at an average speed of 20.696 km/h, finishing 20 minutes ahead of Spain’s Maria Ponton Alvarez, the highest placed female in second place on Bolchoi El Akim more

Medvedev Produces Final Flourish to Land Maiden Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title

2021 US Open champion continues winning streak to beat close friend Rublev and secure hattrick of ATP titles in space of three weeks, delighting capacity Centre Court crowd Maxime Cressy and Fabrice Martin cap fine week in first tournament together to upset No.3 seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara in Doubles final More than 90,000 spectators attend 31st edition of annual Championships during action-packed two-week run at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium Dubai, UAE – March 4, 2023: Daniil Medvedev wrapped up a remarkable 31st Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a dominant display over close friend and defending champion Andrey Rublev to claim a maiden title 6-2 6-2 on the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium’s storied Centre Court. Just a week after Barbora Krejcikova produced a brilliant display to more

Rublev Rules Roost as Defending Champion Marches into Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final

Third seeds Glasspool and Heliovaara down top seeds Mektic and Pavic to reach Doubles final at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium Dubai, UAE – March 3, 2023: Andrey Rublev stormed into the ATP 500 final at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, edging out childhood friend and No.7 seed Alexander Zverev in straight sets in front of a capacity crowd at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. Rublev, the defending champion and World No.6, required a tiebreak to clinch the match 6-3, 7-6 (9) and continue his quest to become the first player since Roger Federer in 2015 to claim back-to-back Dubai titles. The loss ended Zverev’s hopes of reaching a first final since suffering serious injury at Roland Garros last June. In a seesaw opening game that clocked in at just under 20 minutes, Rublev broke Zverev’s serve more

Sikka Art & Design Festival Presents Stunning Photography and Digital Art

• Noora AlNeyadi explores Guelta d’Archei lake and Al Mazmi travels the Andromeda Galaxy. • Rashed Almazrouei uses showcases AI-generated Images and Ace Almansoori presents Golden Moments.   Dubai, UAE, 3 March 2023: The 11th Sikka Art and Design Festival showcases stunning photographs and digital art, expressing the creativity of multiple creatives, and invites visitors to the festival to explore the nature of their ideas. Within the festival, which is running at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood until 5 March, the Photography House has turned into a destination for visitors, decorated decorated with images taken by five photographers from the UAE and Syria. Guelta d’Archei lake, which Noora AlNeyadi calls the ‘Camel Sea,’ is depicted from photos taken during an exploratory trip she made more

Dominant Djokovic sends Ominous Warning to Rivals as he Powers into Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final Four

No.1 seed on course for sixth Dubai title after quarterfinal victory over No.5 seed Hubert Hurkacz Djokovic will play Daniil Medvedev after No.3 seed beat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 Dubai, UAE – March 2, 2023: World No.1 Novak Djokovic remains on course for a sixth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships crown after booking his place in the semi-finals with a disciplined display against fifth seed Hubert Hurkacz in Thursday night’s quarterfinals. After marking a record 378 cumulative weeks as World No.1 at the start of the week here, the all-action Serbian turned on the style for a packed Centre Court crowd at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium to seal a 6-3 7-5 victory. Looking to avoid a second successive quarterfinal exit in Dubai, the Australian Open champion, dressed all in green, clicked through the gears against more

Loeb Scores Big Desert Challenge Stage Win to Boost World Title Assault

Frenchman aims to stretch Bahrain Raid Xtreme’s championship lead on final day 2nd March, 2023:  Sebastien Loeb recorded an emphatic stage victory for Bahrain Raid Xtreme in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge today to reinforce his title bid in the World Rally-Raid Championship. Loeb and co-driver Fabian Lurquin in the BRX Prodrive Hunter collected maximum championship points on the day by winning the rally’s penultimate special stage with 6 mins 59 secs to spare over South African Hendrix Lategan in a Toyota. Nasser Al Attiyah’s exit from the event last night following a big crash on stage 3 means Loeb is guaranteed to hold the W2RC lead at the completion of the Desert Challenge tomorrow. If the nine-time World Rally Champion can close with another stage victory, he will carry a 16-point championship more

Djokovic looks Sharp as he Books Customary Place in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Quarterfinals

Defending champion Rublev performs astonishing escape act to defeat frustrated Davidovich Fokina and continue bid to be first back-to-back Dubai winner since 2015 Dubai, UAE – March 1, 2023: As is custom at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Novak Djokovic is into the last eight of the emirate’s ATP 500 tournament. The Serb will line-up in his 13th quarterfinal in as many appearances today after overcoming resilient Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor in the second round under the bright lights of Centre Court.   Griekspoor, 26, is regarded as one of a growing band of up-and-coming players on the ATP Tour having set a single-season record for most titles – eight – on the ATP Challenger Tour in 2021. He showed in flits and starts some of his repertoire against the World No.1 before ultimately falling 6-2, more

Covi Podiums in tough Conditions at Laigueglia

• Italian 3rd after crashing mid-race •     Alessandro Covi took a fine result in challenging conditions today, taking 3rd at the Trofeo Laigueglia in Italy.   The riders had to endure wet conditions throughout the 201km race which was won solo by Frenchman Nans Peters (Ag2r-Citroen) who broke away at -29km. These damp road conditions meant several riders crashed including Covi who came down at -38km to go.    Covi was able to remount and rejoin the front group and went out in pursuit of the lone leader at -10km to go, taking seconds off the lead which hovered around the minute mark. Though lack of collaboration behind and the presence of many Ag2r-Citroen riders would prevent any cooperation in the group.   Despite his efforts Covi still managed to outsprint most of more

30 Various Sports Events take Place in Dubai during This Month

March 02, 2023:  30 various competitive & community sports events will take place in Dubai during March 2023, among which are 7 international sports events, to be held in various locations of the Emirate in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council during the first week of the month.    Top on the list of these international sports events is the 4th Gov Games, which is hosted by Dubai from 2nd to 5th March with participation of 164 teams, among which are 27 teams from the cities challenge category, comprising teams from the various continents of the world.   The 31st Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for Men continues with participation of eight of the best 20 tennis players in the world’s classification, among them are four of the winners of the Grand Salam Titles, and it is scheduled to be concluded more

Loeb Sends Out Title Warning as Crash Threatens Al Attiyah's Desert Challenge Run

Frenchman keeps Bahrain Raid Xtreme in championship hunt as stage ends in drama  Abu Dhabi, UAE 1st March, 2023: Sebastien Loeb delivered a powerful reminder today that he will battle Nasser Al Attiyah all the way in the World Rally-Raid Championship as the Qatari’s bid for a fourth victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge was threatened by a dramatic crash. Loeb and co-driver Fabian Lurquin in the Bahrain Raid Xtreme Prodrive Hunter were second fastest on the day to Al Attiyah, who finished the 266 km third stage with the rear bodywork, roof and windscreen ripped off his Toyota. At that point, the defending champion held a 27 mins 3 secs overall lead from Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al Rajhi in another Toyota, but his mechanics faced a major task to get his car to the start of tomorrow’s penultimate more

TikTok Unveils New Features for Teens and Families

Dubai, UAE - 01 March 2023: TikTok is an entertainment platform powered by digital experiences bringing communities joy, entertainment, connection and enrichment. In order to ensure these experiences play a positive role in how people express themselves and connect, TikTok has announced improvements to their screen time controls with more custom options, introducing new default settings for teen accounts, and expanding Family Pairing with more parental controls. Changes to help teens manage their time on TikTok As part of the announcement, every account below age 18 will automatically be set to a 60-minute daily screen time limit. If the 60-minute limit is reached, teens will be prompted to enter a passcode in order to continue watching, requiring them to make an active decision to extend that time.  While there’s no more

Yango Announces Collaboration with Dubai-Based Collectible Design Brand Kameh at Art Dubai Digital 2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 1 March, 2023 - Yango, an internationally recognized ride-hailing app, has joined forces with KAMEH, a UAE-based, enigmatic brand, to create a bespoke design for the Yango pick-up point at the entrance of Art Dubai Digital, the dedicated new media section of the region’s leading international art fair. By collaborating, both brands have demonstrated a mutual appreciation for art, design, and luxury. Visitors to the fair, which takes place at Madinat Jumeirah from March 3-5, will have the opportunity to discover the object and experience Yango's services firsthand.   The collaboration centres on the concept of visual landmarks and spatial navigation, with KAMEH drawing inspiration from the idea of an object serving as a navigational landmark or wayfinding token. Through the minimalist forms more

Sikka Art and Design Festival Nights: Rhythm, Cinema and entertainment

• 8 panel discussions that explore the arts sector’s future and over 100 workshops for visitors. • 80 live performers and students demonstrate their art.   Dubai, UAE, 1 March 2023: The 11th Sikka Art and Design Festival is presenting exceptional cultural experiences at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood via several entertainment activities, musical rhythms and masterpieces of cinema within an inspiring creative atmosphere, revealing the diversity and richness of the local arts scene, offering artists an innovative platform to develop and hone their skills and present their creativity publicly, in line with the commitments of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) for supporting and promoting the emirate’s cultural and creative industries.   For the first time, the 2023 edition of more

Resilient Djokovic Survives Machac Scare to Progress in Dubai

World No.1 pushed to third set tiebreak in epic first-round clash against unheralded World No.130 Dubai, UAE – February 28, 2023: World No.1 Novak Djokovic was forced to dig deep to ensure his progression in this week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the evergreen Serbian belatedly edging out qualifier Tomas Machac in a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (1) opening round victory at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. Chasing a sixth Dubai title, Djokovic, the event’s top seed and a five-time champion, appeared on course for a routine win after a straight-forward opening set. Machac, however, stirred the prospect of an unlikely upset with a relentless series of scintillating backhand winners that left Djokovic staring at the sky in bewilderment as the World No.130 clinched the second set to level the more

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Inaugurates Unique Padel Tournament in Dubai

Representatives from dnata, du, and Arabian Radio Network with HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Dubai, UAE, 28th February 2023: dnata Government Travel, part of leading global air and travel services provider dnata, has partnered with du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), Arabian Radio Network and Dubai Sports Council to launch a padel tournament for government employees this March. The sports event was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, at an official ceremony with the presentation of a signed World Padel Academy jersey, representing the venue of the upcoming tournament. Sheikh Ahmed said: “At the Emirates Group, we recognise the vital role that sports play in promoting health, inspiring people, and more

Opportunities Left on the Table in Cape Town for Jaguar TCS Racing

• Mitch Evans finished P11 for Jaguar TCS Racing, just outside of the points, in a hectic Cape Town E-Prix after qualifying on the second row of the grid  • Sam Bird was unable to compete in the fifth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship after an accident in Qualifying in Cape Town  • Both Jaguar powered Envision Racing cars finish in the top 5 • Jaguar TCS Racing are sixth in the teams’ standings, with Sam Bird eighth and Mitch Evans remaining twelfth in the drivers’ standings • The sixth round of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place in São Paulo, Brazil for the first time on Saturday 25 March   28 February 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Mitch Evans finished P11 for Jaguar TCS Racing, just outside of the points, in a more

ENOC Wins Basketball's Title of the 4th Labor Sports Tournament

ENOC Team has won the title of the basketball competition of the 4th Labor Sports Tournament, which is held with remarkable participation of 20 thousand laborers from different companies working in the Emirate of Dubai, and it is scheduled to be concluded on 31st March 2023.   The Tournament, the biggest of its kind, is organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai, Dubai Police & the Positive Soul Initiative, under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.   Participants in the Tournament compete in 11 sports competitions; as follows: kabaddi, football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, arm wrestling, yoga, tug of war, cricket, road race & swimming.    ENOC beat Juton Paints 61 – 27 in the final match of the basketball more

Winners of Poetry for All Competition Announced at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Dubai, 27 February 2023: The UAE’s young poetry performers were celebrated at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature at a special ceremony to honour the winners of the Poetry for All Competition, sponsored by Emirates NBD. The annual competition for pupils aged 8-18 gives young people the chance to show off their oratory and performance skills with individual interpretations of favourite poems, which this year were performed in person.  Winners were chosen by a panel of poets and judges including festival poets Sara al Zain, Qasim Saudi, Mohamad al Hebsi and Eidha bin Masood for Arabic and Zeina Hashem Beck, Harry Baker, Martin Kiszko and Zolani Mkiva for the participants in English.     The Poetry for All competition attracted more than 1142 entrants in English and Arabic, which is an more

Loeb Plans Fight to the Finish in Desert Challenge after BRX Setback

French star sets sights on world championship points as Al Attiyah grabs lead   Abu Dhabi, UAE 27th February, 2023: Sebastien Loeb plans a fight to the finish in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge after his hopes of a first victory in the event for Bahrain Raid Xtreme ended in frustration today. Loeb and Fabian Lurquin in the BRX Prodrive Hunter were halted by mechanical problems on the rally’s first demanding desert stage and lost their lead in the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC) to Nasser Al Attiyah, who was fastest on the day to hold the outright lead in his Toyota. A cooling hose problem on the 242-km stage between Al Dhannah city and Qasr Al Sarab forced Loeb to return directly to the bivouac. BRX technicians will spend the night assessing the problem, with the intention that the Prodrive Hunter returns to more

Emirati Driver Saeed Al Mehairi on Why UAE Motorsport is on the Right Track for Success and Importance of Sharing His Experience to Aspiring Drivers

Dubai, 27 February 2023: Emirati driver Saeed Al Mehairi believes there is no better time for aspiring drivers in the UAE to enter motorsport than now and has spoken on the importance of giving back to the community where he regularly shares his experience as a coach. The 35-year-old is one of the most recognisable faces in the UAE motorsport scene with his highlights being a former Hankook 24 Hours Dubai race winner in a career that has seen him compete in various regional motorsport competitions. He has also represented some top teams including Rabdan Motorsport and Dragon Racing. It is even more impressive given he had trained as a pilot before switching to motorsport after he was introduced to go-karting in his early 20s at Dubai Autodrome. The venue was vital to his development on the track and the sport is now a passion of more

Supercars at the Double as BRX Warm Up for Desert Challenge

Abu Dhabi, UAE 25th February, 2023:  Bahrain Raid Xtreme are showing off not one, but two world leading supercars in the countdown to the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. One is the BRX Prodrive Hunter which has given Sebastien Loeb the lead in the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC). The other is the Prodrive Hunter hypercar, the all-terrain version born from Loeb’s rally machine and now catching the eye of supercar collectors. While Loeb got back behind the wheel of his Prodrive Hunter in the Desert Challenge shakedown, Guerlain Chicherit, lying third in the W2RC, put the hypercar through its paces. After winning a combined nine out of 14 stages in the Dakar Rally, Loeb and Chicherit are primed for Sunday’s Prologue which launches the Desert Challenge in Al Dhannah. more

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Honours WTA on its 50th Anniversary

WTA CEO and Chairman Steve Simon receives replica of WTA 1000 Singles trophy to mark milestone for women’s professional tennis  Dubai, UAE – February 24, 2023: Women’s tennis was the winner on Friday when Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships presented the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), the principle organising body of women’s professional tennis, with a special memento to mark its 50th anniversary. Prior to the second Singles semi-final on Centre Court at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, fans were treated to a highlights video celebrating 50 years of the WTA.  Steve Simon, WTA CEO and Chairman was then presented with a replica of the iconic silver coffee pot trophy awarded to the winner of the WTA 1000 event in Dubai in a ceremony attended by Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and more

Krejcikova Snaps Sabalenka's Winning Streak to Book Place in Semis at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Finalist here two years ago, Czech Republic’s Krejcikova produced a stunning comeback to deliver Australian Open champion her first defeat of 2023  Eighteen-year old US star Coco Gauff reaches final four with assured display over compatriot Madison Keys; now faces World No.1 Iga Swiatek Dubai, UAE – February 23, 2023: World No.30 Barbora Krejcikova produced a stunning comeback to deliver Aryna Sabalenka her first defeat of 2023 and send last month’s Australian Open champion crashing out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships under the lights. The Czech’s reward? A semi-final clash against American Jessica Pegula, who received a walkover when her opponent Karolina Muchova withdrew with an abdominal injury. Krejcikova, a 2021 French Open Singles winner and 10-time Grand Slam Doubles winner, more

Loeb Relishing new Tussle with Al Attiyah in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Bahrain Raid Xtreme aim to protect three-way lead in World Rally-Raid Championship  Abu Dhabi, UAE 23rd February, 2023:  Sebastien Loeb is relishing another titanic battle with Nasser Al Attiyah in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge starting on Sunday, as Bahrain Raid Xtreme look to protect their three-way lead in the World Rally-Raid Championship. Loeb and Fabian Lurquin in their BRX Prodrive Hunter top the Drivers, Co-Drivers and Manufacturers tables heading into the second round of the championship in the UAE, with Al Attiyah posing the main threat to their triple title ambitions this year. After winning half of the Dakar Rally’s 14 stages in Saudi Arabia, and a record six in a row, they are ready for another big test in the 32nd edition of the Desert Challenge, which offers 2,170 kms of hot, demanding and more

Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood enriches Heritage Celebration on ‘Hag Al Leila'

Dubai, UAE, 23 February 2023:  Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), has announced its plans for the celebration of Mid-Sha'ban – ‘Hag Al Leila’, with a programme of exciting and heritage-rooted activities that will be hosted by the Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood from 26 February to 7 March. This reflects the authority's keenness to preserve and pass on elements of our local heritage to generations to come. Over 10 days, Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood will host a variety of heritage-rooted activities, including ‘Freej Feast’ activities that will start on February 26, and will be held in collaberation between Dubai Culture and ‘Dubai Municipality’ and ‘Tea Before Noon’, with the participation of restaurant owners, local projects and brands. In more

Top Seeds in Title Frame as Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Primed for Star-Studded Quarterfinals

Iga Swiatek (seeded 1), Aryna Sabalenka (2), Jessica Pegula (3) and Coco Gauff (5) among leading lights in Singles contention Taiwan’s Doubles duo Chan and Chan send home top seeds Gauff and Pegula to advance to semi-finals Dubai, UAE – February 22, 2023: The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships’ top three seeds remain in contention for WTA1000 glory after successfully navigating their respective routes into Thursday’s quarter-finals. Top seed Iga Swiatek, the World No.1, breezed into the last eight with an emphatic 6-1, 6-0 victory over 14th seed Liudmila Samsanova on a sun-drenched Centre Court at Dubai Tennis Stadium. Swiatek, who is looking to secure consecutive WTA wins after triumphing in Doha last week, overran Samsonova in only 76 minutes. The comprehensive victory means Swiatek has lost only more

The Waterfront Market Unveils the Winning Mural of the Fifth ‘Murals and Art Competition'

The winner got the chance to unveil said mural in an exciting celebration at the Waterfront Market as part of Dubai Art Season (DAS) 2023 The winner was awarded AED 30,000, and his mural portraying Dubai’s future will be a permanent display at the Waterfront Market Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st February 2023:  Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market, and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) are delighted to announce the winner of the fifth edition of the Murals and Art Competition. This edition’s theme focused on the future of Dubai following Expo Dubai 2020 - The World’s Greatest Show and its incredible success of bringing the world together for the largest global gathering since the pandemic. Artists were encouraged to be inspired by the magnitude of Expo 2020 and more

Team Abu Dhabi Ready for Battle as World Championship Breaks New Ground in Indonesia

Torrente relishing challenge as Victory return creates three-way UAE team rivalry Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22nd February, 2023: Shaun Torrente says Team Abu Dhabi are ready for another red hot title battle intensified by a three-way UAE rivalry when the UIM F1H2O World Championship launches its new season on a volcanic lake in Indonesia at the weekend.  Joining forces again with veteran Emirati driver Thani Al Qemzi, defending champion Torrente says the return of Dubai’s Victory Team is another welcome development as the championship breaks new ground in the Grand Prix of Indonesia. The 2,218m circuit for Sunday’s opening round in North Sumatra is set on the volcanic Lake Toba, which was created by a huge eruption 70,000 years ago and has an island almost the size of Singapore at its centre. Three-time champion more

Seeds Fall Early as Excitement Builds on Day Two of 2023 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

10th and 11th seeds tumble as WTA1000 week throws up several surprises at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium Sorana Cirstea through to round two after marathon 3hr 29 min victory over Beatriz Haddad Maia - the longest match of 2023 WTA season Tickets for annual WTA and ATP tournaments are available online now at with prices starting from Dh55 Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2023: The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships sprung numerous surprises on day two, as 10th seed Veronika Kudermetova and No.11 seed Beatriz Haddad Maia tumbled out of the tournament in the first round. In the day’s opening match on Centre Court, Romania’s Sorana Cirstea, the World No.70, recorded the biggest shock of the women’s WTA1000 event so far when she battled back from a set down, and saved two more

WTA Stars Shine Under Dubai Moonlight

• Grand Slam winning trio of Ostapenko (seeded 13), Azarenka (15) and Rybakina (9) march into Round of 32 • USA, USA: Top doubles seeds Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula snatch victory from jaws of defeat to progress into quarterfinals with gutsy come-back win   Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2023: The star-studded WTA1000 field at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Championships delivered drama aplenty on Monday evening, as a series of powerful displays, surprise defeats, and inspired performances thrilled spectators at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.    After a handful of marathon clashes earlier in the day on Centre Court, ninth seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, the reigning Wimbledon champion and a losing finalist at this year’s Australian Open, defeated Canada’s Bianca Andreescu 6-3, more

Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023

Interview with HRH Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal   “This legacy that has taken us to hosting a race may one day expand to us having our own Saudi F1 team.” HRH Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation and Saudi Motorsport Company    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. With just one month to go before the start of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2023, organisers are planning another action-packed weekend that will ensure the third F1 race held in Jeddah will be the most spectacular yet. The world’s longest and fastest street circuit is all set to host this year’s Formula 1 race over the weekend of March 17th -19th, 2023 and fans visiting the Jeddah Corniche Circuit are set to experience a thrilling weekend of more

DRO Premier League Cricket Tournament

The inaugural season of DRO premier league cricket tournament has come to a brilliant conclusion after a three week league match days as DRO Tuskers are crowned champions after an unbeaten run in the tournament. The winning team led by captain Riyas Baree are owned by Prominent insurance, Quick supermarket groups, Mr. Sreekanth & Mr. Giridhar Dikshit. The Winner’s cup was handed over to the captain by Mr. Mohammed Raees, Managing Director of Artsmart Advertising LLC. DRO Kings led by Sajid Hameed and owned by Marwan contract and hospitality furnishings, Plantscape LLC, Mill Fabrication LLC & Mr. Siraj Ismail won the runners-up trophy for the first edition of the premier league. Basavaraj was named Player of the tournament as well as Best Bowler while Sajid Hameed bagged the best batsman award. The league which was played more

The Tashkeel Art Season 2023 Centres on Community and Collaboration at SIKKA 2023, Art Dubai and World Art Dubai

In the months of February - March 2023, Tashkeel will exhibit a range of new work from its talented creatives.       Dubai, UAE – 20 February 2023| The first quarter of 2023 brings new opportunities for art enthusiasts across the UAE to venture out.  Tashkeel’s Art Season 2023 is packed with exhibitions of new artwork, exclusive workshops, and compelling activities for all ages. Each event intends to engage and elevate the UAE’s art community of Dubai as Tashkeel celebrates 15 years since its founding.  The SIKKA Art Fest 2023, a multi-day exhibition hosted in the renovated houses of Al Fahidi’s historical neighbourhood from 24 February - 5 March will see Tashkeel debut Anja Bamberg’s work as the current artist-in-residence.  Bamberg has been undertaking a more

Aryna Sabalenka Lays Out Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title Intentions

Australian Open winner among the favourites in stunning field featuring 17 of the world’s Top-20 female players chasing WTA 1000 glory at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium Tickets for the annual Championships are available online now at with prices starting from Dh55   Dubai, UAE – February 19, 2023: World No.2 Aryna Sabalenka has backed herself for a title tilt at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, but only if she follows her process of dealing with one match at a time. Following a maiden Grand Slam win at last month’s Australian Open - a triumph that propelled the Belarusian to her current career-high ranking - a relaxed and confident Sabalenka insisted she has no intention of resting on her laurels in Dubai, or beyond. In a field where all more

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