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Brothers Claim Double Triumph in UAE Wakeboarding Championship

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 April, 2019:   Emirati star Omeir Saeed added another title to his growing collection with victory in the UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi. The 21-year-old Red Bull athlete lived up to his reputation as the country’s top performer with another impressive display to top the Freeride category for professional riders. Making it a perfect day for the family, his 11 year old brother Ahmed won the junior category in the event which was hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club. Shaikh Abdulla Suood Faisal Salem Al Qasimi topped the novice category. The championship, which took place off the capital’s Breakwater, saw 26 competitors performing a wide range of tricks when towed behind a motor boat travelling at speeds of 30-40km/hr. Presenting the awards to winners and ......read more

Agricultural startup, Agrownet, wins Beyond the Pitch; a youth program aimed at building the UAE entrepreneurial ecosystem

In partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Winning team was awarded $3,000 in recognition of their concept for improving rural agricultural systems Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2019:   startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and powered by Tamkeen, held its annual Startup Showcase event for the Beyond the Pitch Program on Tuesday (April 16). The event was attended by UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, and CEO of Tamkeen, John Tate. Supported by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute, Beyond the Pitch seeks to offer guidance and innovation opportunities to the next generation of UAE’s startup entrepreneurs who look to address themes aligned with ......read more

16th Week of Show Jumping Season Sees Young Horses Final Hosted in Sharjah

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  This week’s Show Jumping National sees the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club host the Young Horses Final from Friday, April 19th to Saturday, April 20th. Young horses (5 – 7 years old) will be tested on their skill to determine who the most talented up-and-coming jumpers are.  Held under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), this two-day event will be the second of three nationals held in Sharjah before the season’s end. The young horses and their world-class riders will be jumping fences up to 135cm. This week’s show will feature 10 classes with six of them designed to test the skills ......read more

World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Ministry of Economy representatives visit Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, hosted senior dignitaries HE Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and HE Mohammed Al Mheiri – Undersecretary, Minister Advisor for Tourism Affairs, greeted by Ahmed AlRayyes, Chief Retail and Hospitality Officer, DXB Entertainments to showcase the varied attractions at the destination.   

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UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Crowned Number One by UAE's General Authority for Sports

Ali Hamad Al Kirbi recognised for winning most medals and Omar Abdul Aziz Al Marzooqi commended for ‘best sports achievement’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 17, 2019:   At the awards ceremony held yesterday by the General Authority for Sports at Mubadala Arena, 515 individuals were recognised for their significant contributions to the sporting world. With the generosity of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, more than AED 23 million was distributed amongst the winners. The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. Based on the results of 2018, 580 medals were awarded to the UAE across various sports; including 202 gold, 193 silver and 185 bronze. Of this total, athletes competing ......read more

International Prize for Arabic Winner Announcement

Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019:  The winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 will be announced at a ceremony at the Fairmount Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 23 April 2019, from 7pm (GST). The ceremony will be followed by a press conference with the 2019 winner from 8.30pm (GST) at the same venue.    The 2019 shortlist, with author names in alphabetical order, is as follows:   Author Title  Country of origin Publisher Hoda Barakat  The Night Mail Lebanon   Dar al-Adab Adel Esmat The Commandments Egypt  Kotob Khan Inaam Kachachi  The Outcast Iraq  Dar al-Jadid Mohammed Al-Maazuz  What Sin Caused her to ......read more

16th Week of Show Jumping Seasons Sees Young Horses Final Hosted in Sharjah

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Friday, April 19th from 1:30pm onward and Saturday, April 20th from 11:30am onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free parking available within walking distance to main arena Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:  This week’s Show Jumping National will prove to be a real treat for spectators as it sees the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club host the Young Horses Final from Friday, April 19th to Saturday, April 20th. Witness the future of show jumping unfold before your eyes as young horses (5 – 7 years old) battle it out to see who will be crowned the most talented up-and-coming ......read more

Emirati music icon Balqees Fathi to perform live at Dubai Parks and Resorts on April 19th

Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:   Get ready for a fun, family day out at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, on April 19th! Renowned Emirati singer Balqees Fathi will dazzle audiences with her melodious voice at 8.30pm in front of the Rajmahal Theater. The celebration marks the launch of the Emirati annual pass for AED 595 which will provide UAE nationals access to all four of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ amazing theme parks. This includes MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest immersive Hollywood-inspired theme park with indoor roller coasters, family rides, shows and play zones; BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the world’s first and only Bollywood-themed attraction dedicated to Bollywood fans; LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for ......read more

Basque in Glory: Martin Makes Podium Whilst Pogacar Takes Youth Classification

Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  It continues to be a mesmeric month for UAE Team Emirates, with the team picking up honours at the Tour of the Basque Country.   This time it was the turn of Irishman Dan Martin, who finished second in the General Classification (GC), 29 seconds behind eventual winner Ion Izagirre (Astana Pro Team). It was a great overall performance from Martin and his teammate, Tadej Pogacar who also found himself in the top 10 of the GC standings (finishing 6th). But it was in the Youth Classification where the young Slovenian really impressed, topping the standings by a whopping 2:08 from his nearest rival.    Commenting following the race, Martin said: “We were very strong throughout the stage, it was a very nice day for the team. We all found ourselves racing with great motivation, ......read more

Sharjah's riders continue their winning streak

Anita Annika Sande wins first place during the 15th Week of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League, held in Sharjah Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  Anita Annika Sande and her horse ‘For Cash 2’ from Elite Stable was the victor in the closing competition of the 15th week of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League that was held on Thursday and Friday at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club. Riders of all categories participated in the competitions as they strove to acquire more points in order to improve their overall ranking. This National was the final competition where riders had the opportunity to accumulate points before the Longines Final marks the end of the season in two weeks’ time.  Sultan Al Yahyai, General Director of the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club and Hussam Zummit, ......read more

IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia 2019 kicks off this week

FBMA and UAE Ice Sport Federation organise the international ice hockey event Abu Dhabi, UAE; 14 April 2019:   The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) along with the UAE Ice Sport Federation announced they are jointly organising the IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia 2019. Kicking off in Abu Dhabi today (Sunday 14 April), the event will gather players from both the UAE and across the world to compete in this six-day tournament from 14-19 April at the Abu Dhabi Ice Rink, Zayed Sports City. During a press conference today held at Abu Dhabi Sports Council, representatives from both FBMA and the Federation spoke about the upcoming championship. Vice Chairman of the UAE Ice Sports Federation Hamel Al Qubaisi, as well as Fatima Al Ali from FBMA, announced that there will be two divisions within the ......read more

Dubai Theme parks industry estimated to generate $ 5 billion in annual revenue by 2020

The 5th edition of the Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum to focus on upcoming projects in the multi-billion dollar industry  The event will be attended by visionaries who will address the industry challenges and discuss their solution   April 14th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Eminent speakers across the Middle East’s entertainment and retail industry will converge at the 5th edition of Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum to highlight the UAE’s tremendous growth in the sectors and discuss the way forward. The two-day event will kick off on 16th April and continue till 17th April at The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, and will focus on the upcoming projects in the multi-billion dollar theme parks and entertainment industry.  The UAE theme park visitor spending is set to grow ......read more

Dubai Sports City Celebrates Kickers 4th Anniversary

Enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment on Friday May 3rd to celebrate Kickers 4th Anniversary Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2019:  Celebrate the 4th anniversary of Kickers, one of the key restaurants and bars located at Dubai Sports Village, with a spectacular anniversary event scheduled for Friday, May 3rd 2019. The celebrations will take place for a marathon 14 hours from 12:00pm until 2:00AM, with drinks starting from AED10, unlimited food and beverage, as well as an event-long happy hour! Entertainment will take place throughout with DJ Trina playing a set from 12:00PM until 5:00PM, followed by a band from 6:00PM until 9:00M, finished by closing set from DJ Joe from 9:00PM onwards. Kickers is a dedicated sports bar, which overlooks both the open football field as well as the indoor pitches, ensuring it is ......read more

Defending champs Flamengo through to the semis of Dubai International Football Championship

Al Nasr and Atletico to battle for second semi-final spot from Group B Dubai, UAE, April 14, 2019:  Defending champions Flamengo are through to the semi-final of the 9th Dubai International Football Championship U16 following a 3-0 win over Al Nasr on a rainy evening at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium in Al Mamzar. The Brazilians, who blanked Atletico 4-0 in their opening match, scored all three of their goals inside the first 34 minutes of the game on Saturday, with Joao Pedro Da Cruz giving them an early 6th minute lead. Pedro Henrique Fonseca Martins then made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute and 12 minutes later, Kaky Brum Veloso added a third to Flamengo’s tally. In the second match of the day, Atletico bounced back from their loss against Flamengo to drub Hatta Club 7-0, with Marcio Vidal, Jose Maria and Lucas Serrano ......read more

Stand Proud and Be Part of Building Lasting Jiu-jitsu Legacy

UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation continues community outreach activities ahead of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2019 Jiu-Jitsu Hub roadshow has toured several public locations spreading the jiu-jitsu message, with Yas Mall the next stop from 12-13 April Outreach underlines Abu Dhabi’s position as the home of jiu-jitsu Abu Dhabi, UAE – Thursday 11th April 2019:   The UAE public has come out in force to embrace the sport of jiu-jitsu and its values as part of an expansive community outreach programme launched by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the official authority for the sport in the Emirates, ahead of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) 2019. The outreach roadshow, designed to raise awareness of the sport to all members of society and share its ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves Podium Success at Prestigious Andrea Margutti Trophy Event

Rashid’s third-place finish with Parolin Racing see him as the first Emirati to achieve a podium finish at this karting event with great pedigree  Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:   Young Emirati racing star Rashid Al Dhaheri added another excellent result to a super race season at the 30th Andrea Margutti Trophy Event, as he finished third in the Mini Category for Parolin Racing Kart. The race was against some of the best racing talent in the world, with 45 drivers from 20 different nationalities in the 8-12 category.  The racing weekend, over 4th-7th April at South Garda Karting in Lonato, saw consistent and strong performances from Rashid in qualifying, where he achieved first place in his qualifying group. On race day the sun shone, and Rashid overcame a difficult placing of second on the grid in the ......read more

BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai gets ready for grand Vishu celebrations on April 12th

Enjoy live performances and acts by famous Indian artists Experience a family-friendly celebration during the day Dubai, 9 April 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting Vishu celebrations on April 12th.   The festival at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai will feature live performances and acts by famous artists from India, traditional food and much more. The celebrations will begin with a classical dance performance by popular actresses and dancers from the Malayalam film industry, including Manju Warrier and Shamna Kasim.   This will be followed by a musical performance by award-winning playback singers and musicians Srinivas, Akhila Anand and Abhijith P S ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts launches personalized annual pass for UAE nationals available exclusively for purchase on April 19th

Live performance by renowned Emirati singer, Balqees Fathi, to celebrate the launch of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ new Emirati Pass! Dubai Parks and Resorts is welcoming UAE nationals for a fun-filled day of music, food and entertainment for the whole family Dubai, 9 April 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is introducing a brand new annual pass exclusively for UAE nationals, priced at AED 595, which will be available to purchase on-site only on April 19th.    The Emirati annual pass will be valid for 14 months and will provide entry to all four of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ amazing theme parks. This includes MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest immersive Hollywood-inspired theme park with indoor roller coasters, family ......read more

Show Jumping Nationals Continue in Sharjah

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Thursday, April 11th from 2:30pm onward and Friday, April 12th from 1:30pm onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free parking available within walking distance to main arena Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019:  As we head into the final three weeks of the show jumping season with the weather majorly heating up, you’ll be able to find a nice getaway in the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club’s indoor arena! Sitting in the cool, air-conditioned stands, you’ll be able to watch two days of the equestrian sport at its finest.  Held under the supervision of the UAE ......read more

Luca Valentini Presents Turn on the Light at Sconci Exhibition

Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019:    Luca Valentini is pleased to present his latest exhibition, "Turn on the Light",  at Sconci Gallery, DIFC, launching on 8th April 2019 and running for three weeks. Within the collection, Valentini willo showcase 24 unique works, split into two series. The first series focuses on the reinterpretation of newspaper covers, movie posters and advertisements, while the second is inspired by Valentini's origins and reinterpreted in a modern way, placing the theme of social acceptance at the centre of his work. Valentini says his rationale for creating the first series emerged from wanting to offer a "different point of view on what surrounds us, and towards that which we are used to seeing". Inspired by covers of newspapers, advertisements and movie posters, Valentini ......read more

Luca Valentini Presents "Turn on the Light" at Sconci Exhibition Dubai, UAE -- Luca Valentini is pleased to present his latest exhibition, "Turn on the Light",  at Sconci Gallery, DIFC, launching on 8th April 2019 and running for three weeks. Within the collection, Valentini willo showcase 24 unique works, split into two series. The first series focuses on the reinterpretation of newspaper covers, movie posters and advertisements, while the second is inspired by Valentini's origins and reinterpreted in a modern way, placing the theme of social acceptance at the centre of his work. Valentini says his rationale for creating the first series emerged from wanting to offer a "different point of view on what surrounds us, and towards that which we are used to seeing". Inspired by covers of ......read more

Prucha Claims Victory as Abu Dhabi Launches Motosurf World Cup Season in Style

Former NHL star says UAE capital gives series new dimension Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 April, 2019:  Petr Prucha, the former Czech professional ice hockey player whose NHL career was cut short by injury, believes Abu Dhabi is a perfect fit for the latest addition to its international water sport calendar. Prucha, the ex-New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes forward, was in sparkling form as he won the opening round of this year’s UIM MotoSurf World Cup as the UAE capital welcomed the series into the Middle East for the first time at the weekend. After eclipsing defending World Cup champion and fellow Czech Lukas Záhorský with back-to-back race wins in the men’ finals, Prucha said: “When we found out that the season was starting here we were all very happy because we had heard so many good things about Abu ......read more

UAE children contest to solve 200 arithmetic sums in 8 minutes

Emiratis shine at the competition winning several awards The 16th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2019 drew more than 30 nationalities across the UAE to test their math skills   Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Almost 1000 children from across the UAE took up the mighty challenge to test their mental math skills, racing their minds against time to calculate 200 arithmetic sums in a matter of 8 minutes in a highly charged, competitive environment. At the recently held 16th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2019, more than 30 nationalities across the UAE participated to bring to the fore few of the fastest human calculators in the country. The event also saw an impressive participation of Emirati students, who were second-highest in number after Indians and won several ......read more

Dubai Sports Council uses French Football Federation experts to evaluate academies

 Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  As part of the cooperation agreement between Dubai Sports Council and the French Football Federation (FFF), a team of experts from the FFF were in Dubai to evaluate football academies at Dubai clubs. The FFF team evaluated the academies’ training modules, technical programs and medical units, starting with Al Nasr club on April 1 and then travelling to Hatta club and Al Shabab Al Ahli Dubai before finishing at Al Wasl on April 7. “This program is one of the most important programs organised by Dubai Sports Council under our cooperation deal with the French Federation,” said Ali Omar, Director of Sports Development at Dubai Sports Council. “The FFF is one of the best international associations in the field of nurturing talent from academies and the junior level, and ......read more

From the UAE to China – World Art Dubai Debutants From Near & Far

World Art Dubai features 150 artists and galleries from over 30 countries, with a number making their Dubai debuts Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 06  April, 2019:   World Art Dubai has underlined its status as a magnet for emerging artists from the UAE and beyond, with dozens of international emerging solo artists debuting work at the fifth annual edition of the region’s leading accessible and affordable art fair. With emerging artists from more than 30 countries descending on the fair, the World Art Dubai line-up represents a fascinating look at up-and-coming artists who could become major international names in years to come.   Making a debut at this year’s fair is China’s Li Lei, who has practised art for 20 years. Li is showcasing a 26-strong portfolio of acrylic and oil works, ......read more

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This Weekend Sees Abu Dhabi Host Week 13 of Show Jumping Competitions…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Emirates Heritage Club Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  Week 13 of the national show jumping competitions will kick this weekend – on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd - at the Emirates Heritage Club in Abu Dhabi. The show will be held under the sponsorship of Longines, ......read more

Emirates Post invites young people to enter international letter writing competition…

Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren  Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2019:   Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition.  Now in its 48th year, ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Opts for Power as Gaviria and Kristoff Top Line-up for Milan-Sanremo…

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates will take on the first ‘monument’ of the season this weekend as the team heads to Italy for the iconic Milan-Sanremo (23 March).    With a colossal 291km race ahead, the Emirati formation has opted for power duo, Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff to lead the charge. Gaviria makes his return to this race for the ......read more

Global Music Superstars to Perform at Spectacular Closing Ceremony for World Games Abu Dhabi…

Dubai, UAE 20th March 2019:  Some of the biggest names in world music will perform at the spectacular Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Taking place at Zayed Sports City on Thursday evening, the event will see global superstars Keala Settle and Nicole Scherzinger take to the stage.   The singer of mega-hit ‘This Is Me’ from ......read more

Dubai Sports Council conducts annual forum for football coaches…

More than 100 coaches participate in the forum   March 20, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE -- More than 100 coaches from different football academies and Dubai clubs participated in the annual forum for coaches, which was organised by Dubai Sports Council under the supervision of top technical specialists and experts. The four-day Annual Forum for Coaches, being organized for the sixth successive ......read more

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai launches special treat for moms to celebrate Mother's Day on March 21st…

All mothers pay only AED50 to enter MOTIONGATE™ Dubai Dubai, 19 March 2019:   MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is calling all hero moms to enjoy over 27 thrilling rides and attractions at Dubai Parks and Resorts this Mother’s ......read more

Former Refugee Inspired by His Teammates and Athletes of Detrmination at World Games…

Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2019:   When Gerald Mballe, 20-years-old, escaped his homeland for a better life, he never thought he would be representing his adopted nation at a global sporting event four years later.  This week, Mballe has been in the UAE playing for the Special Olympics Italy Football 7-a-side team as a Unified Partner at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi ......read more

Music Superstars to Join Athletes at Spectacular Closing Ceremony for World Games Abu Dhabi…

Dubai, UAE 19, March 2019: Some of the biggest names in the world of music will perform at the spectacular Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Taking place at Zayed Sports City on Thursday evening, the event will see regional superstars Rashed Al Majed, Waleed Al Shami and Hamad Al Ameri entertain a crowd of thousands at the landmark stadium.       ......read more

UAE Football Team Secures Another Victory at World Games…

Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2019:   The Special Olympics UAE Football team continued its impressive winning streak by beating Korea in the team’s opening match of the second round 11-a-side football competition. The UAE put on a dominant display to win 3-0 in front of home fans at Zayed Sports City. After a goalless first half, Abdullah Peerak opened the scoring in the 48th ......read more

Smiles, and Medals, All Round After Double Success for Team GB Siblings at World Games…

Dubai, UAE 19 March 2019:  There’ll be plenty of smiles in the Henaghan household when Team Great Britain Special Olympics judo athletes Daniel and Denise bring their medals home. Daniel and his younger sister, Denise, won gold and bronze respectively in their judo division competition held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Sixteen-year-old Denise was ......read more

Dubai Culture opens the first phase of Al Shindagha Museum…

The first phase includes the ‘Dubai Creek: Birth of a City’ pavilion and the Perfume House The Museum is a key tourist attraction that helps raise Dubai’s historic and cultural significance Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 March 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and ......read more

Mirza and Durasek Congratulate Team UAE cyclists on their Special Olympics World Games Medal Haul…

March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Emirati National Road Race and Time Trial Champion, Yousif Mirza, and team mate Kristijan Durasek took time out from their UCI WorldTour schedule to visit Abu Dhabi and lend their support to First Abu Dhabi Bank’s partnership with the Special Olympics World Games. The duo attended the finals of the Men’s 10km Road Race at Yas Marina Circuit and met ......read more

Kepa Carmona Crowned Champion of TRD 86 Cup Season 5 Following Thrilling Final Round Showdown…

The Spanish driver almost lost out in the rain soaked, action packed season finale of the local racing series, but still topped the leaderboard overall with a total of 248 points Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, March 18, 2019:   Yas Marina Circuit on Friday saw another outstanding day of local motorsport, as Spaniard Kepa Carmona sealed his victorious season in the TRD 86 ......read more

Papua New Guinea Completes Hat-trick of Shot-put Medals at World Games Abu Dhabi…

Byline: Brendyn Monsorate, Bilal Hafeez and Christopher Swaminathan – three people of determination who are working as part of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 press office.  Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2019:   Athletes from Papua New Guinea (PNG) enjoyed a clean sweep of medals at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.     The sportsmen and ......read more

Fictional Characters Brought to Life as MEFCC Hosts UAE Preliminaries of World Cosplay Summit…

Opportunity to represent the UAE at the World Cosplay Summit 2019 Championship Finals in Japan.  UAE-based cosplayers reveal the story behind their transformation into characters of films, books, comics and video games. Alodia Gosiengfiao – cosplay star from the Philippines confirmed to attend MEFCC as Cosplay Judge. Dubai, UAE, 18th March 2019:   Dubai will soon ......read more

Ultimate Dabangg Stunt Show returns with thrilling new performances at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai…

Experience the blockbuster action-packed indoor stunt and dance show  Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has re-launched its hugely popular hit live show ‘Dabangg: Stunt Spectacular’ with more drama and ......read more

Hamda Al Hosani is the Golden Girl again for UAE at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019…

Dubai - UAE 17 March 2019: The UAE’s Hamda Al Hosani will have to make room for another medal in her cabinet after winning gold in the 200m final at Special Olympics World Games. At Dubai Police Stadium today, the 30-year-old sprinter crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 32.14 seconds. Canada’s Eva Bell who crossed the line at 34.81 seconds closely followed ......read more

Russian Powerlifter Jumps for Joy After Squatting Impressive 350 Kilograms…

Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019:   Russian Special Olympics Team powerlifter, Sergei Mukhligin, proved that determination, spirit and commitment pays off after he successfully lifted a huge 350-kilogram weight. The 20-year-old’s feat of strength won him a silver medal in the squat competition, but his outpouring of emotion won him countless friends at Special Olympics World Games Abu ......read more

UAE Women's Basketball Teams Triumphant on Day Two of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019…

Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019:   Host nation, UAE, added another two gold medals to its tally as the unified female basketball team (division 1) and traditional female team (division 3) both overcame their opponents on day two of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. In front of a large crowd at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the unified female division 1 team ......read more

Team GB Cycling Star Kiera Byland Takes Gold Medal in Her First Race at World Games Abu Dhabi 2019…

Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019:  British cycling star Kiera Byland won a gold medal for Team GB in her opening race at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The 20-year-old athlete was first across the finish line in the women’s 15-kilometer Road Race Final held at Yas Marina Circuit. Kiera, who comes from the north-west of England, was delighted with her performance after ......read more

Emirati Bocce Star Mahmoud Jarour Has His Sights Set on the Gold Medal – and a Visit to the Palace…

Dubai, UAE 16 March 2019:   Mahmoud Jarour wants to win a gold medal in bocce at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 – and when he does, he hopes to personally give it to the leaders of the UAE.   The Emirati athlete is well on his way to achieving his goal after winning his opening two games in the men’s singles competition, played at the Abu Dhabi National ......read more

Winners Announced for 13th Sheikh Zayed Book Awards…

Five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for exceptional work For images of the authors and book covers, please click here Abu Dhabi, 16 March 2019:   The 13th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the winners for 2018/19, with five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for their exceptional literary and intellectual ......read more

Electrifying and Inspiring Opening Ceremony Signals Start of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi ...…

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declares Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 open  Performance of official World Games Abu Dhabi anthem by global music stars and arrival of Flame of Hope watched by thousands in stadium and millions live on global TV  Parade of Athletes from record number of nations, accompanied by Special Olympics Chairman Dr Timothy ......read more

UAE Unified Football Team Seal First Victory at World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 With 4-0 Win Over South ...…

Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019:   The UAE Special Olympics Unified Football Team claimed victory over South Africa on Friday. Playing its second match of the World Games at Zayed Sports City, the 11-a-side UAE team recorded a 4-0 win over its opponents  A dominant display by the Emirati team in front of a crowd of energetic home fans saw goals scored by Ayman Al Maqbali, Abdelaziz ......read more

Now United to Perform at World Games' Opening Ceremony Pre-Show…

Dubai, UAE, 14 March 2019: Now United, the global pop group featuring 14 singing and dancing artists from 14 different countries will headline tonight’s (14 March) Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 pre-show. Now United will take to the stage in front of more than 40,000 spectators just after 6.15pm for a fifteen-minute set. Fans can also look forward to seeing all 14 members, ......read more

Special Olympics athletes will play alongside NFL stars, football legends and Olympians at World ...…

Dubai, UAE, 14th March 2019:   Special Olympics athletes will have the chance to show off their sporting skills alongside a number of NFL players, football legends and Olympians at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 as part of a series of Unified Sports Experiences.    The Unified Sports Experiences, which began on 13 March with former figure skater Michelle ......read more

12 People of Determination Amongst Diverse Workforce for World Games Organizing Committee…

Dubai, UAE, 13 March 2019: Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is leading by example by promoting inclusion within its workforce.   Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the Local Organizing Committee and setting the stage for this year’s World Games are more than 300 employees from a variety of different backgrounds.  With less than 2 days remaining until ......read more

A Coast to Coast Challenge Awaits as UAE Team Emirates Heads to Italy for Tirreno-Adriatico…

Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2019:  Tirreno-Adriatico – known as the ‘Race of the Two Seas’ – kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday 13th March) and provides a seven man squad from UAE Team Emirates with seven days of racing through some of Italy’s most beautiful and challenging terrain. The week long route weaves its way from the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west coast of the country ......read more

Week 12 of Emirates Longines Show Jumping League Competitions Draws to an End with UAE Majority Wins…

Salim Al Suwaidi takes the lead in a major competition in Al Ain Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  The UAE’s Salim Khamis Al Suwaidi and 22-year-old ‘Espresso’ of the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club led the 12th week’s main event of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League competitions, which included 13 rounds and saw the participation of a significant number of ......read more

World Art Dubai 2019…

Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  World Art Dubai, the Middle East’s largest affordable retail art fair, boasts a collection of 150 galleries and artists from more than 30 countries displaying over 3,000 pieces starting from $100 onwards. The expansive and accessible collection includes classic, modern and abstract paintings, cubism pieces, mixed media works, sculptures, pop art and ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts hosts heroes from Special Olympics at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai…

Dubai, 11 March 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, welcomed over 4,000 athletes due to compete in the Special Olympics World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to ......read more

Run alongside Special Olympics Athletes at the official World Games 2019 Half Marathon…

UAE, 10 March 2019: Members of the UAE’s running community can show their support for inclusion by joining Special Olympics athletes on 16 March when they take to the track for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Half Marathon competition.  ‘Run Unified’ will see people from across the UAE given the opportunity to run alongside Special Olympics athletes who ......read more

Special Olympics: Divisioning Explained…

Dubai - UAE, 9 March 2019: Thousands of athletes of determination have started arriving in the UAE ahead of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and are gearing up for one of Special Olympics’ most unique elements of the Games, ‘divisioning’.    Divisioning will take place from 12th for all sports except for 11-a-side Football, which will go straight to the ......read more

The UAE hosts the World…

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Host Town Program will see over 11,000 people from across the world hosted in all seven emirates  The Host Town Program will be the largest cultural exchange program ever to be held in the MENA region from 8 - 11 March  All seven emirates have created an exciting itinerary of activities that showcases the UAE's many cultural ......read more

Sheikh Mansoor flags off competitors in Dubai International Baja…

Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2019: HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum flagged off the competitors at the ceremonial start of the Dubai International Baja powered by AW Rostamani and Nissan at Dubai Autodrome at tonight. The event is the second round of the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Bajas for cars and buggies and the opening round of this year’s FIM Bajas World Cup ......read more

Friends of Arthritis Patients Society launches its 7th Annual Charity Marathon on Saturday…

The Marathon will kick off at Al Mamzar Beach in Sharjah Sharjah, Thursday, March 9, 2019. - In the largest community sports event, the 7th Annual Charity Marathonwill kick off on Saturday at 3:30 pm along the Al Mamzar beach, till the Al Qasba roundabout in Sharjah, with the participation of thousands of contestants of different ages, nationalities and mental and motor abilities, Organsied ......read more

Al Qassimi makes flying start to Dubai World Cup rally as mare grabs bikes lead…

Emirati world champion Balooshi sees victory hopes die after first leg engine failure in Dubai International Baja    Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2019: The UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi grabbed the half way lead in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani today as he left behind a trail of the world’s top drivers in the Al Qudra desert.   Partnered ......read more

Celebrate the festival of colours with a live musical concert at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™…

Dubai, 7 March 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting the biggest Holi celebration in the UAE on 15 March with well-known Indian singers and music composers in attendance.  Leading Indian musical talent Falguni Pathak and renowned Marathi singer ......read more

Dubai Culture reveals an exciting list of activities for Dubai Art Season 2019…

Under the Patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum This year the event features new activities and partners, and invites everyone to ‘Take a walk on the art side’  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 March 2019: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has unveiled an interesting line-up of activities and events for the sixth edition of Dubai ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts to host over 4,000 Special Olympics heroes at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai…

Dubai, 6 March 2019: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is welcoming 4,200 athletes due to compete in the Special Olympics World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to enjoy a thrilling day of adventure and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) to provide healthcare services to Special Olympics World ...…

Highly qualified medical teams to be deployed across all event venues. ABU DHABI, March 5, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the Higher Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 signed an agreement today to provide healthcare services to participants throughout the duration of the event. The championship will take place from March 14 to 21 under the ......read more

12th Week of Show Jumping Competitions Hosted in Al Ain This Weekend…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 8:30am onwards (with short break for Friday prayers) and Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 8:30am onwards Where: Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & ......read more

Al Wasl secure Challenge Cup playoff spot in Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship…

March 4, 2019 – Dubai UAE – Last week, in the greatest and biggest youth academies league in the region, brought to you by the Dubai Sports Council, there were some very intense matchups with teams like Al Wasl Club, in the U14 category, securing their spot in the Challenge Cup Playoff series which will be held at the end of April.  In the U18 category, Du LaLiga HPC came out ......read more

Taste of Dubai to host exclusive first sample of Masterchef, the TV Experience…

MasterChef Australia star Matt Preston to judge public competition: The Mystery Box Cooking Challenge  Dubai, UAE – Monday 4th March 2019: As anticipation builds ahead of the April opening of MasterChef, the TV Experience, fans of the international TV sensation can sample an exclusive taste of what’s in store at the new restaurant during Taste of Dubai, which runs March 7-9 at ......read more

Sky News Arabia champions inclusion ahead of opening of Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi…

Comprehensive coverage of the World Games across all Sky News Arabia platforms Live broadcasts from the Flame of Hope torch run and coverage of all the sporting action Free media training at ADNEC and commitment to new internship program for people of determination   Abu Dhabi, 4 March 2019: Sky News Arabia are putting people of determination at the heart of their coverage of Special ......read more

Week 11 of Emirates Longines Show Jumping League Has Eventful Finish at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club…

Al Kirbi Wins Emerges as Best UAE Young Rider and Lund Wins One Round Against the Clock March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Young rider, Ali Hamad Al Kirbi, from the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club won first place in the Division 1 – UAE riders only class which consisted of  One Round with Jump-Off at 140cm during the weekend’s championship, sponsored by Longines and under the ......read more

Omega Nations Golf Tour is back with a second series…

March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE After the success of the inaugural tournament in 2018, Rivoli Group has announced that it will   host the second series of the OMEGA Nations Golf Tour 2019.  The 2 ball Tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format will be open once again to all adult amateur Golfers in the City. The tour will consist of 3 qualifier rounds beginning with the ......read more

Yas Marina circuit will host incredible line up of sport and entertainment for world rallycross Abu ...…

Organisers gave a preview of what to expect from the three-day 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship taking place in April Yas Marina Circuit and partners unveiled a full weekend schedule, including the brand-new purpose-built track layout, some of the drivers and teams competing in the first round of this high-octane series Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE 3 March, 2019: Yas Marina ......read more

The Beach qualify for NAS Futsal main draw with an all-win record…

Six futsal qualifiers confirm their spots in the main draw  of the hugely-popular Ramadan tournament March 03, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – The Beach have romped into the main draw of the 2019 Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Futsal championship with an all-win record in the qualifying tournament, which was held at the Al Manara Indoor Sports Hall in Umm Suqeim last week. Held ......read more

ArtBAB 2019 to feature strong selection of international galleries and artists…

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th March 2019 March 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The fourth edition of Bahrain’s leading art fair, ArtBAB, will see 16 international galleries from Buenos Aires to Kuala Lumpur, showcase works alongside local artists. Strengthening ties with the Gulf and galleries across the world, ArtBAB seeks to ......read more

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