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Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management and Gfinity to Create a Jointly Owned New Global Esports Racing Championship

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM) and Gfinity plc (AIM: GFIN), a world-leading esports and gaming solutions provider, today announce a five-year agreement to design, develop and deliver a new virtual motorsport (esports) racing championship (ERC). The ERC is jointly owned by ADMM and Gfinity.   The ERC combines Gfinity’s expertise in esports and competitive gaming entertainment with ADMM’s proven ability to create world class experiences, including the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and supports the ongoing investment in racing products and services that build one of the region’s premium entertainment and motorsport brands.    The ERC concept, created by Gfinity, is based on a unique format not seen in virtual racing before and ......read more

Dubai-born Director Aziz Zee Releases Short Film on Coronavirus Touching upon Topics of Fake News and Mental Health

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Dubai-born director Aziz Zee has launched a new short film on Coronavirus titled #Lockdown: Quarantined - Hate spreads faster than the virus. The film has been released under the banner of Crescendo Music and Films and Psychotic Brothers and touches upon sensitive topics like fake news and mental health in the wake of the pandemic. The film revolves around life during lockdown and how the fake news contributes to distress and gives rise to unnecessary fears that ultimately affect the mental health of people. It exemplifies how fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus and is just as dangerous.  Currently in Mumbai, Aziz, who has earlier worked for direction and screenplay in projects like music videos and short films, said, “The virus is not the ......read more

Womanity Reshapes the Narrative Around Women in the MENA Region

Announcing the launch of satirical entertainment YouTube show, ‘Smi’touha Menni’       Dubai, UAE, 3rd June 2020-  The Womanity Foundation, one of the leading non-profit organizations in the world is announcing the official launch of their newest show ‘Smi’touha Menni’. The NGO is guided by a vision of a world where women and men are equal, politically, economically, and socially. Their newest project, ‘Smi’touha Menni’ is one that creatively sows the seeds of that very purpose. Once again, Womanity is disrupting the status quo in hopes of creating a more inclusive society by leveraging the indisputable power of the media. The issue in place is that a staggering 79% of Arab women continue to be misrepresented in the mainstream media by ......read more

Glory for Dubai's Godolphin in Australia

The Dubai-owned Godolphin stable kept shinning as it emerged victorious for the fourth time this season in a sensational manner. Trekking torpedoed home to prevail in the Group 1 Goodwood that was held at Morphettville Racecourse in the city of Sydney, Australia. Horseman John Allen rode Godolphin on behalf of Australian handler James Cummings as the Darley-bred son of Lonhro demonstrated battling attributes on the horse tracks to fight off Gytrash and win by a narrow margin. The third position went to Lyre, who was ridden by jockey Zac Spain. Lyre was Godolphin's second runner in the 1200-meter race, which is among the top races usually held in the Sydney Autumn Carnival. At the 200 meter mark, Gytrash was at the front but could not keep off Trekking ridden by Allan. Throughout this duel, Trekking maintained a ......read more

Dubai's Contemporary Art Institution Jameel Arts Centre re-opens to the Public

● Jameel Arts Centre re-opens this week, welcoming visitors with new health and safety measures from Wednesday, June 3, 2020; attractions include three floors of exhibitions and installations, Art Jameel Shop, the Artist’s Garden, seven desert gardens, and more  ● Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park is now open again to the public for groups of five people or less ● Renowned Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz’s first major solo exhibition in Asia and the Middle East is extended through November 22, 2020  ● New: Jameel Arts Centre’s Artist’s Rooms series marks its return with three new solo exhibitions by influential artists (June 10 - January 3), including the Middle East premiere of a two-channel film installation by Larissa Sansour that debuted at the Venice Biennale; ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Police Organise Forum to Discuss Return of Fans to Sports Events

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   The Dubai Sports Council, in cooperation with Dubai Police, is organizing a forum to discuss precautionary measures and protocols for the safe return of fans to sports events in Dubai once competitions resume in the coming period following weeks of stoppage due to COVID-19. Being organised under the slogan, “Your Commitment to Happiness”, the forum will take place in the second week of June with the participation of stakeholders from virtually every segment of Dubai’s sports sectors, including officials from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Police, as well as local and private clubs of Dubai, and different sports federations. Representatives from many various sports institutions will also take part in the forum alongside sports event organisers and well ......read more

Free Online Art Competition for Kids

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   This summer, kids can beat the heat with an online art competition. Open to children in the age group of 4 to 12 years, the competition is a FREE OF COST initiative by blogger Sherry Gupta. While locked inside their houses, the competition is a platform for little artists to display their wonderful masterpieces which deserve larger attention. The online art event "Little Picasso's Masterpieces" with support of a few of the UAE based brands, aims to encourage the artists by gifting them interesting goodie bags.   Winners will receive prizes worth Dhs 1500 in total and select art works be displayed at an art gallery in DIFC. In addition, a select artist will have the opportunity to work with Pizza brand Pitfire in Jumeirah Lake Towers to design the pizza box. ......read more

Save the Date for Triyas Challenge 2021

Next year’s event will take place on Friday February 12 at  Yas Marina Circuit Athletes wishing to compete can now save the date and start training for the tough physical test Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, May 31, 2020:   The date for next year’s TriYAS Challenge has been announced, with the event scheduled to take place on Friday February 12, giving those athletes wishing to take part the opportunity to save the date. As ever, the 11th edition of Abu Dhabi’s favourite community sporting event will be open to people of all ages and abilities, who will push their bodies to the limit over the disciplines of swimming, cycling and running at Yas Marina Circuit. The 2020 event, which took place in February, was another huge success as hundreds of competitors took part in the day-to-night ......read more

Instagram Partners with TBWA Raad and Egyptian Food Bank to #Stopfoodwaste

Augmented Reality (AR) powered filter, hosted on Egyptian Food Bank Instagram page, aims to combat food wastage during the Holy Month  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:    Instagram has teamed up with regional creative agency TBWA/Raad for its new campaign, #Stopfoodwaste, that aims to address the problem of food wastage during Ramadan. Using the brand’s latest AR technology, TBWA/RAAD created a filter that allows people to create Ramadan meals with minimal leftovers.  Hosted on the Egyptian Food Bank’s social channels, the new filter offers users multiple recipes with the option to size up or down based on how many people will be sharing a meal. Egyptian Food Bank is a non-profit organization that specializes in fighting hunger through innovation and diversity. The new filter will be ......read more

Twitter Launches Heroes of Good' Campaign to Celebrate the Spirit of Ramadan

● _# (Heroes Of Good) to launch during the last week of the holy month  ● Campaign highlights individuals who have positively impacted the community during Ramadan amidst an unprecedented time     17th May 2020:   In the lead up to Eid Al Fitr, Twitter has launched _# (Heroes of Good), a Ramadan campaign centred around celebrating people who have spread hope through their acts of kindness. Launched yesterday, the campaign which will run until the 20th of May encourages people to either nominate their Ramadan hero, an individual who has gone the extra mile during this month or reshare positive stories that have made this Ramadan memorable, especially given the circumstances.   This year, 17 million Tweets were monitored about Ramadan in the month leading into ......read more

Dubai Culture Organises Workshops for Puppet Making and Animating

• An initiative to enhance the imagination and artistic creativity of emerging talent • Spreading the values of beauty and entertainment among the UAE community • Giving upcoming generations new experiences and life skills     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2020:  As part of an initiative that aspires to develop the capabilities of emerging generations in the field of making puppets using various materials and employing them theatrically as well as consolidate the horizons of imagination and artistic creativity, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is organising puppet making and animating workshops using the ‘Zoom’ programme and under the supervision of narrator and puppet director Ilham Al Hajj. This comes as part of the Dubai Performing Arts Programme that ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Organises Virtual Forum for Female Players of Dubai's Sports Clubs

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:    Dubai Sports Council convened a virtual forum for female players of Dubai clubs this week, under the leadership of Rawda Al Mahrazi, Chairwomen of the Council’s Women’s Sports Committee, and more than 40 players from different clubs participated in the forum. HH Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hasher Al Maktoum, member of the Board of UAE Volleyball Association, attended the forum and thanked Dubai Sports Council for the initiative. She said: “The entire world is currently passing through a tough stage, and we need to unite our efforts and comply with the instructions of the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management. At the same time, we need to keep encouraging our females to continue exercising at home. “Exercising regularly is important, even if ......read more

Twitter Unveils week 2 of Ramadan Data

TV Series - Twitter data Second week of Ramadan (2nd - 8th May)   Peak in conversation Here is the peak in Arabic conversations around TV series: Saudi Arabia: ● People Tweeted most on Tuesdays ● People Tweeted most at 10pm local time UAE: ● People Tweeted most on Tuesdays ● People Tweeted most at 11pm local time Egypt: ● People Tweeted most on Thursdays ● People Tweeted most at 8pm local time   Top Ramadan series related topics  1. # (Al-Prince) 2. #_7 (Makhraj 7) 3. #_ (Qalby Etmaan) 4. #__ (Ramez Majnun Rasmi) 5. #_ (Umm Harun) 6. #_ (Khiyanit Ahid) 7. # (Al Ekhteyar)   Most active celebrities on Twitter 1. Egyptian actor @AsserYassin  2. ......read more

#StayHomeWithTishTash

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    We are really excited to announce that the  #StayHomeWithTishTash sessions have officially kicked off and we are already receiving great feedback.     #StayHomeWithTishTash is a unique series of over 100 virtual masterclasses, activities and workshops to help stem the boredom of lockdown and inspire you to learn and enjoy the comfort of your own homes.   They’re all FREE to attend, held on the Zoom, you can do as many as you like and they’re open to all wherever in the world they may be, so share with your friends and families too!

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Tadej Pogačar Renews with UAE Team Emirates Until 2024

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:   UAE Team Emirates is pleased to announce that young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogačar has extended his contract which will keep him at the Emirati team until the end of 2024.   Tadej Pogačar: “I am happy to continue my relationship with UAE Team Emirates.  I turned professional here and I feel very comfortable with everyone.  I believe in the team and I want to be part of this ambitious project.  The next five years will be fundamental for the team and for my career, with the hope that they will be fruitful years for both parties ”.   Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni Al Dhaheri, president of the Emirati squad: “Our team has a long-term plan and we are happy that such a talented young man like Tadej has committed to our ......read more

Karl Lagerfeld Introduces #stayhomewithkarl Initiative on Social Media

The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. PARIS, FRANCE (March 31, 2020) – KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms. Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating a sense of community, upcoming performances will be hosted by various members of the #TEAMKARL brand family. Examples ......read more

Karl Lagerfeld Introduces #stayhomewithkarl Initiative on Social Media'

The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 04, 2020:   KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms. Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating a sense of community, upcoming performances will be hosted by various members of the #TEAMKARL brand ......read more

UAE Team Emirates sign Juan Ayuso

Young Spaniard joins on a long-term contract       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2020:   UAE Team Emirates will continue their commitment to developing young talent by signing 17-year old Spanish rider Juan Ayuso on a five year deal with the team.   The promising youngster is the current Spanish Junior National Champion and holds 6 victories to his name so far in 2020.   As part of his development, Ayuso will spend his first contract year with a development team with the objective of gaining experience and making a gradual transition to the professional ranks.   Ayuso, who hails from the Spanish province of Alicante, has taken the domestic junior ranks by storm and was quickly picked up on the radar of UAE Team manager Matxin Fernandez.   Joxean ......read more

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Dubai Culture Boosts Culture of Giving With Ramadan Heroes' Campaign

• A community-based initiative that supports the ‘10 Million Meals’ campaign, the largest national campaign to support vulnerable families • Meals Delivery to workers safely while adhering to social distancing • The humane face of culture in an image that embodies the values of tolerance and social cohesion inherent in Dubai • This move is part of Dubai Culture’s vision to support talent and provide them with an opportunity to communicate their creativity to the public. • A free campaign based on creating a virtual restaurant that allows community members to contribute Ramadan meals   Hala Badri • In this campaign embodeis our societal and cultural responsibility towards stimulating the spirit of good and giving in the UAE society • The initiative ......read more

Steve Madden Ramadan Capsule Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020:   Complementing modest fashion with classy statement shoes and accessories, Steve Madden Ramadan Capsule Collection, showcases designs to match the revelry of the occasion. The collection boasts of some eclectic uppers on varied soles to carry you from your work desk to Iftar table in equal ease.

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Wasl Properties Launches Annual Ramadan Arts Competition to Celebrate Its Creative Tenants

Annual contest is in its tenth edition   Dubai, UAE, 27 April 2020:   wasl properties, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, has announced its celebration of the spirit of the holy month by launching its Ramadan competition that seeks to reward artistic flair with exceptional prizes. The annual competition, which is in its tenth edition this year, aims to highlight the creativity of wasl tenants by encouraging them to draw inspiration from the beautiful Ramadan atmosphere. The annual competitions welcome participation from all ages, with a painting challenge for wasl tenants’ children and a photography contest for adults.  wasl’s Ramadan Painting Competition is designed for younger tenants of up to 13 years old, and participants will be required to ......read more

Dubai Holy Quran (91.4FM) Launches New Programs for Ramadan 1441 AH

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:  With the support of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Her Highness Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Dubai Holy Quran (91.4FM), a radio station of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), has launched a set of new programs for the holy month of Ramadan 1441 AH.   Dubai Holy Quran (91.4FM) has introduced four new programs aside from the regular hourly reading of the Holy Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Renowned readers, throughout the day at different times, will recite the Holy Quran.    H.E. Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC, pointed out the uniqueness of Dubai Radio for Quran for its choice of programs, supplications ......read more

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development Announce Dedicated Virtual Program for the Holy Month

- Presented in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development and Al Burda, a platform for Islamic arts and culture, Reconnect. encourages the community to #StayHome during the Holy Month - Four unique events have been specially curated for Ramadan, featuring contemplative works to suit quiet evenings at home       Abu Dhabi, April 26, 2020:   The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced its virtual Reconnect. for Ramadan program, presented in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development’s Al Burda platform for Islamic arts and culture. As part of The Arts Center’s fifth anniversary season, which has now moved online, a series of four outstanding performances from the Center’s archive have been curated to embrace the spirit of ......read more

Instagram Brings Back #MonthofGood for Ramadan

Instagram invites the global community to share acts of kindness during the Holy Month Huda Kattan kicks off the initiative globally tonight on @Instagram Popular Egyptian Actor Ahmed Helmy to call on his followers to start a movement of kindness   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020:    Instagram is marking Ramadan by bringing back its global initiative – ‘Month of Good’ – for a second year, inviting its community to come together and spread kindness on the platform. In recognition of the new realities that are keeping loved ones apart during the Holy Month, Instagram is encouraging people to inspire each other to do and share good deeds during the month.  Ramadan is one of the key moments on Instagram with over 16 million uses of the word ‘Ramadan’ on ......read more

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Twitter's New Topics Browser Launches in Arabic

Those whose Twitter language settings are in Arabic will now be able to follow Arabic Topics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2020:   Three months ago, Twitter launched Topics to make it easier to find the most interesting conversations happening on Twitter about the things people love. People can now follow conversations about a topic similar to how they’d ......read more

4th edition Mansour bin Mohammed Short Film Award's Jury, Reviews Entries

CDA aims to encourage youth to use creativity to promote human rights Films focus on ‘Youth and promoting the culture of peace,’ ‘Multiple cultures, one heart,’ ‘and ‘Yes for bridges, No for barriers’ themes March 4, 2020 - The evaluation of the fourth edition of Mansour bin Mohammed Short Film Award of the Community Development Authority (CDA) ......read more

Introducing a Revolutionary E-stroller That is Making Parental Life Even More Enjoyable and ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 03, 2020:   The CYBEX e-PRIAM isn’t just another new stroller on the block, this is the very first battery powered e-stroller in the region and is yours to exclusively wheel away from Mamas & Papas today! This stroller combines luxury, design and functionality with smart features allowing parents to travel more, carry more and fit more into ......read more

HHC Announces Camel Trek Marathon for Expats and Visitors in the UAE

Dubai, 2 March 2020:  In a bid to further promote the UAE’s rich cultural heritage, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the staging of an annual ‘Camel Trek Marathon’ for expats and visitors in the UAE. Under the directive by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the announcement comes ......read more

Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas To Meet In Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 29, 2020:   Top seed Novak Djokovic fought off three match points before overcoming third seed Gael Monfils 2-6 7-6 (8) 6-1 to reach the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and he will now meet second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who ended the run of unseeded Daniel Evans 6-2 6-3.   Four-time champion Djokovic is now on a 20-match ......read more

UK's Georgia Hall Amongst Golf Stars Confirmed to Compete in Saudi Ladies International Next Month

World’s top female golfers preparing to compete in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the first time with Georgia Hall, Amy Boulden and Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth heading to the renowned Royal Greens Golf and Country Club next month 26th February 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: English golf star Georgia Hall is the latest big name to be confirmed for the history-making inaugural Saudi ......read more

Grand Finale for Talentology 2020 this Weekend

Twelve contenders to compete for grand prize in two categories at an event with Kris Fade as Chief Guest   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 26, 2020:   Talentology 2020, the biggest talent show in Abu Dhabi to support young talent in building their confidence and stimulating growth in the creative industry will be held at Mushrif Mall every evening this weekend from ......read more

Training for 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving Begins on Sunday

Dubai, 26 February 2020:   Pre-tournament training sessions for the 14th edition of Fazza Championship for Freediving, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), will begin on Sunday, March 1, at the Hamdan Sports Complex.   Trainings will continue for four consecutive days until the start of the main tournament, which will be held over three days, from March 5 ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship

Al Wasl Club Beats Barcelona Academy on their Quest to Top the League Table and du LaLiga HPC teams Top The standing in the U-16 and U-18 competition   Dubai - February 25th 2020 – The Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship witnessed intensive matches last weekend. Al Wasl Club scored a 3-0 victory over the Bara Academy Kubala U-14 Academy, raising its score to 19 ......read more

Rainbow Milk is Celebrating Arab Heritage With Major Land Cruiser Competition.

Two iconic Land Cruisers up for grabs   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 February 2020:   Rainbow Milk, one of the region’s most loved brands, is celebrating the UAE’s camping culture by giving brand-new Toyota Land Cruisers to two lucky customers.  Until February 29, 2020, consumers can be in with a chance of winning one of the most iconic desert cars ......read more

Over 600 Volunteers Required to Help Stage Special Olympics UAE Games

• Over 600 volunteers are required to help stage the UAE Games  • The UAE Games will take place from 19 – 22 March 2020 at NYUAD • More than 650 athletes of determination with intellectual disabilities are expected to participate in the UAE Games  • People of Determination are encouraged to sign up as volunteers    UAE, 24 February ......read more

AllSaints Launches ME Sessions Competition to Support Dubai's Emerging Musical Talent

Three weeks of live performances are coming to the British fashion house’s Mall of the Emirates store   Dubai, UAE, 24 February 2020:   Premium British fashion house AllSaints today announced a major launchpad for local musicians and bands with the arrival of AllSaints ME Sessions - a platform for promising up-and-coming bands to capture new fans and earn free studio ......read more

FireEye - Statement on Russian Cyber Attacks to Country of Georgia

“The attacks in Georgia which were just attributed to Sandworm, the Russian actor behind NotPetya and the blackouts in Ukraine, are con sistent with their prior behavior. Attacks on media are a regular feature of Sandworm campaigns. Prior to the first blackout in Ukraine, they took media offline during their election there.   It’s very notable that Sandworm has been finally ......read more

Maserati MC20: The Name of the New Super Sports Car of the Trident Brand is Announced

• MC20 means Maserati Corse 2020 and celebrates that the Brand will return to racing. • The super sports car is the first model of the new Maserati Era and it will debut by the end of May in Modena. • The MC20, developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti Plant in Modena.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 23, 2020:  ......read more

MC20: The Name of the New Maserati Super Sports Car Climbs Aboard the Maserati Multi 70

• The logo of the new model appears on the mainsail of the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran: today the world discovers the name of the new Maserati super sports car in an unconventional way. • Maserati MC20 and Maserati Multi 70 are linked by the same know-how in aerodynamics, technological innovation and performance, developed at the Innovation Lab in Modena. • MC20 will be ......read more

Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Crowns the Winners of the International Ladies Category on the ...

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 February 2020:   The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, attended the final day of the 7th Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy’s (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup, where he crowned the grand prix winners of the International Ladies category (CSI2*), presented by Longines.  HE crowned Sara Hussein Saleh Al ......read more

Simona Halep and Elena Rybakina To Contest Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final

February 21, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:  Top seed and former champion Simona Halep will face Dubai debutant Elena Rybakina in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday after both won straight-set but contrasting semi-final victories. Halep, who will be attempting to reclaim the trophy she won in 2015, ended the run of qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-2 6-0, and Rybakina overcame ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Stars Surprise Abu Dhabi School Children Ahead of UAE Tour

United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020:   Alexander UAE Team Emirates riders Fernando Gaviria and Maximiliano Richeze took time out of their busy pre - UAE Tour schedule to visit Wales School in Abu Dhabi who have been participating in the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy.  The star riders were joined by 120 enthusiastic students as they got involved in a series of coaching ......read more

Simona Halep Survives a Thriller At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020:    Top seed Simona Halep survived a gallant challenge from Ons Jabeur on Wednesday, fighting off a match point before claiming a 1-6 6-2 7-6 (7) victory and a place in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Australian Open finalist and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza was also stretched by ......read more

Comment on 'Ghadan 21'

Peter Haugaard, Head of People, Performance and Culture, KPMG Lower Gulf   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2020:   KPMG is proud to be associated with Ghadan 21, as we are committed to support the development of national talent and help realize Abu Dhabi’s vision of shaping the future through a knowledge-based economy.   To fulfill this, KPMG ......read more

Rashid Claims Big Karting Victory in Italy On Ladder to F1

Sulayem says young Emirati shows the talent MENA region has to develop into world champions    Dubai, UAE, 17th February, 2020:  Young Emirati karting ace Rashid Al Dhaheri has added to his reputation as one of the Arab world’s rising motor sport stars with a brilliant victory in the prestigious 25th Winter Cup in Lonato, Italy. The 11-year old, chasing his dream to ......read more

Rashed Denied Second Win as Kuwaiti Star Lands Home Victory

World champion Al Mulla tops again as Emirati teenager Salman grabs best finish yet        Kuwait City, Kuwait, 16th February, 2020:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer was denied back-to-back victories in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today by another dramatic twist in the opening round of the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   The Emirati ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Riders Grab Double Triumph On Dramatic Race Day in Kuwait

Al Tayer secures convincing victory to launch Runabout GP1 title bid as world champion Al Mulla shrugs off injury to win again       February 15, 2020:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer powered his way to an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today to launch his title challenge in the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   The ......read more

Tsitsipas Ready to Launch Another Bid for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 13, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:   The most exciting new star to arrive on the ATP Tour in recent years is ready to make his second bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title. Stefanos Tsitsipas arrived in Dubai a year ago as a budding superstar after upsetting Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Although Federer avenged that defeat in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis ......read more

Artezaar to Collaborate With The J Caf at JYSK to Promote UAE-based Artists

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 12, 2020:   Online art gallery Artezaar.com has teamed up with The J Caf at JYSK store to create an exclusively curated selection of artworks by locally based artists. The partnership aims to drive the region’s emerging art scene and make affordable art accessible to everyone.   Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2020 – Locally based ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover on Tour Sheikh Hamdan's Falcons Dominate Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride ...

Crown Prince gives prize to second placers   Dubai, 12 February 2020:    The falcons by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, dominated the Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), on Tuesday at Dubai’s Al ......read more

Union Coop to Sponsor the FAZZA Championships for People of Determination 2020

For the second year, Union Coop is among the list of ‘diamond’ sponsors of FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination 2020   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE ‘Union Coop’ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Club for People of Determination, under which the Union Coop ......read more

Ortendahl Makes Team Abu Dhabi Debut in Kuwait as Al Mulla Launches Bid for Third World Title

Swedish star targets fourth aquabikes crown    10 February, 2020:   Emma-Nellie Ortendahl makes her Team Abu Dhabi debut in next weekend’s Grand Prix of Kuwait with her sights set firmly on a fourth Ski Ladies GP1 title in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   Sweden’s golden girl of aquabike racing teams up for the first time with ......read more

Plans for Motor Sport's First Talent Development Model to Be Unveiled at Fia Mena Congress in Muscat

Sulayem says sport faces survival issue and must do more to draw steady flow of young drivers    Dubai, UAE, 10 February, 2020:  Plans to launch motor sport’s first talent development model will be unveiled at the FIA Sport Regional Congress for the Middle East and North Africa which began in Muscat today (Monday). The initiative is designed to reinforce efforts to ......read more

Tadej Pogačar Wins the Vuelta Valenciana

Kristoff 4th in final sprint in Valencia as Pogačar takes overall       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:  After a winning display on stage 4 on the steep climb to Altea, Tadej Pogačar has cemented his victory in the Vuelta Valenciana (2.1).   With a relatively short final stage of 97.7 kilometres, it was destined to be a day ......read more

Kim Clijsters To Begin Her Comeback at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 09, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:   Tennis legend Kim Clijsters has chosen the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships hosting the WTA Tour to begin her eagerly awaited comeback to the game.   The 36-year-old, who surprised the tennis world late last year when she announced an intent to return to tennis seven years after playing her last match at ......read more

Kuwait Lands UAE Aquabikes Pro' Victory as Hammadi Secures Double Title Success

8th February, 2020:    Kuwait’s Mohammed Bou Rabei powered his way to a Runabout GP1 victory in heat two of the UAE International Aquabikes Championship as Emirati Ahmed Al Hammadi secured a double title success. With 82 riders competing in front of almost 3,000 spectators on the shore of Al-Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, Bou Rabei won the professional category, ......read more

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Celebrates Young Winners of the 2020 OUP Story Writing ...

Dubai, 8 February 2020:    The  talented young winners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition  were honoured today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (4-9 February 2020)  in a special prize-giving ceremony.  The annual competition is a fixture of the academic calendar with more than 3000 students from the UAE sending in their ......read more

Calling All Families in UAE: Global Village Presents Kids Fest

Favourite characters Ben and Holly, Angry Birds, Chhota Bheem, PJ Masks and Globo take over the park until 22 February   Dubai, UAE, 8 February 2020:   Families can head to Global Village this month for Season 5 of ‘Kids Fest’ from 6 – 22 February, and enjoy perfect weather at every child’s favourite place to be.  At the ......read more

Competition Heightens as Fazza Championship for Youlah Enters Semifinal Round

Dubai, 6 February 2020:   The final four Yuweels (Youlah performers) have been announced and the Golden Square is now complete as the competition at the Fazza Championship for Youlah has intensified entering the semifinal round.   The annual heritage sport, which is now on its 20th year, has seen participation not just from UAE nationals but also performers from Iraq, ......read more

Belonging to soon be unveiled at NYU Abu Dhabi

● Opening on February 15, this exhibition unveils the 2020 iteration of the U.A.E. Unlimited platform, hosted by the Project Space at NYU Abu Dhabi, and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development   ● Curated by Emirati arts researcher Nasser Abdullah, Intimaa: Belonging will feature photography and sculpture by UAE-based emerging ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Top 14 Teams from UAE Schools and Streets Cups Make it to National Semi-Finals at du ...

Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 03, 2020:    In the final day of matches in the Abu Dhabi leg of the nationwide du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, all players in the nation’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cup played their heart out for their chance to make it to the UAE semi-finals of the competition that will be played in Dubai on March 7.   LaLiga ......read more

Middle East's First Interschool Esports Tournament to Be Held in Dubai on February 21 & 22

• Interschool Esports Tournament to be held as part of GIRLGAMER Esports Festival. • Organisers Meydan One and Galaxy Racer Esports, have proudly partnered with sponsor TechXHub. • In response to overwhelming demand, the tournament is now open to all schools in UAE .     Dubai – 2 February 2020:   Meydan One and Galaxy Racer Esports today ......read more

Omeir Lands Another Wakeboard Win As Rising Stars Share Limeligtht

Young UAE wakeboard riders inspired by world’s best challenged to reach top level      Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1st February, 2020:   Top Emirati professional rider Omeir Saeed secured his second successive victory in the UAE Wakeboard Championship as some of the rising stars of the sport in the Emirates grabbed a share of the spotlight.     Just ......read more

Omeir Aims for Back to Back Wakeboard Wins

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30th  January, 2020:   Omeir Saeed heads into the second round of the UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi tomorrow aiming for a second successive victory.   Omeir, first round winner in the Freeride category, is hoping to make it another family double alongside younger brother Ahmed who topped the junior class in November.   Khaled Matar Al ......read more

More publicity, more prosperity JWI launches PR services in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 30 January 2020:    JWI Dubai, an integrated creative agency, continues its global growth by extending its public relations services to the Middle East. The addition of a dedicated PR department will now enable JWI to provide its holistic approach to strategy, creative and content, all under one roof. John Wilford, CEO of JWI, said: “We have ......read more

Fakhr Al Ajyal Falconry Championship launches a new category With the directions of H.H. Sheikh ...

Dubai, 28 January 2020:   Set to begin on Saturday (February 1), Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry – Telwah, announced today, the launch of a new category for ‘Falcon Owners’.   With the directions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, this new category will come into effect in the upcoming Fakhr Al ......read more

World Art Dubai Expands Its Palette for 2020 Edition

Urban inspired affordable art exhibition returns for sixth edition with curation of local and international art across painting, street art, fashion art, sculptures, photography and virtual reality   Dubai, UAE – 29 January, 2020:   World Art Dubai, the region’s largest accessible and affordable retail art fair, is set to return to Dubai World Trade Centre ......read more

Lucas Herbert wins the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic

The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra Dubai, 26th January, 2020: Following four days of enthralling golf, with the final day concluding in a windy finish on the course, the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic has resulted in a stunning victory for Lucas Herbert of Australia . The event played out on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club and ......read more

Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic Ready To Defend Their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Titles

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2020:   Swiss pair Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic will next month attempt to achieve a remarkable double as they bid to retain their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships titles.   Last year was only the second time in the history of the tournament that two players from the same country won the title, after Fabrice Santoro and Amelie ......read more

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Everyone has a voice. The UK’s leading presenting course, The Presenter Studio is holding masterclasses in Dubai this March to help you find yours       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2020:   This March for one week only, The Caviar Spoon brings the UK’s only professional television presenting academy run by working producers to Dubai to ......read more

Mohamed Sets Early Pace as Adimsc Launches UAE Formula 4 Powerboat Series'

New championship designed to create next generation of Emirati stars on world stage     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25th January 2020:   Mohamed Al Yammahi is the early leader of the 2020 UAE Formula 4 Championship, the new series launched by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) to create the next generation of Emirati powerboat racing stars.   Victory ......read more

UAE Team Named for First Mena Karting Challenge

These are our future F1 and rally stars – Ben Sulayem   Dubai, UAE, 25 January, 2020:   Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO), has announced a strong UAE team to represent the country in next month’s inaugural FIA-supported MENA regional Karting Championship in Oman.  The event, taking place in Muscat from ......read more

UAE TEAM EMIRATES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH ABU DHABI CYCLING CLUB

UAE Team Emirates | Thursday 23 January   Following the success of the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy launched last year, UAE Team Emirates have announced their partnership with Abu Dhabi Cycling Club to establish a clear development pathway for children interested in cycling in the UAE.   The Academy was created with the aim of introducing young people to the sport of ......read more

Spend Time in Nature with Budget-friendly Activities with QiDZ

Dubai, UAE; 22 January 2020:   Returning to pre-holiday life can be an adjustment not only for children but for adults as well. After a marathon of celebrations, it is now time for the daunting task of balancing the books and still find compelling activities for the family. Helping parents not to break the bank at this time of the year, QiDZ, a go-to mobile app for family activities ......read more

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