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16 UAE Team Emirates' Riders Will Participate in Their Respective National Championships

A number of UAE Team Emirates’ riders will battle it out for their respective National Championships this week.  Individual time trial and road race events will be contested by 16 of our riders across four countries on Friday 23rd June and Sunday 25th June, with Przemysław Niemiec kicking things off on Friday as he goes in search of a Polish Road race title.  Champion riders earn the right to wear a distinctive jersey or skinsuit with their national colours on them for the next 12 months and later on have the colours of their nation adorning their sleeves.  Two of our riders National Champions this year with Jan Polanc becoming the new Slovenian Time Trial champion and Yousif Mirza the champion of the UAE's Road and Time Trial titles.   PLEASE FIND BELOW THE PARTICIPATION ......read more

Dubai Culture Announces July Workshops for Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced the July workshops of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017, including three that will be hosted from 2 to 23 July in collaboration with the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Cairo. The first workshop, ‘Theatrical Script Writing’, will run from 2 to 8 July at the Al Twar branch of the Dubai Public Library and cover several topics including the basics of writing theatre scripts, harnessing scripts to capture dramatic conflict, dramatic construction, improvisation, and different types of drama. The practical aspect of the workshop will involve writing a full play script, and the main outcome will be an in-depth understanding of how to unite ......read more

Mubadala Tennis in Schools Takes A Final Swing To Close 2016/17 Season Championship

MTiS celebrates the finale of the eighth annual mini-tennis initiative inspiring the next generation of UAE Tennis talent  Abu Dhabi, 21 June 2017:   Following a successful run of the Mubadala Tennis in Schools (MTiS) initiative over the last five months, fifteen talented youths from local schools were selected to put their tennis skills to the test during a tournament to celebrate the programme’s finale. Taking place on Centre Court at Zayed Sport City, Abu Dhabi on 20 June 2017, the championship saw the culmination of months of hard work and dedication, from young boys and girls aged 7 to 10, come to life.  The community programme which aims to enhance the quality of tennis, as well as promote a healthy and active lifestyle to students in Emirati schools has seen the most successful year yet, partaking in ......read more

Al Barwani Wins 2017 Ramadan Challenge Senior Cup Title

Ismail defends Masters and Al Azhari brothers sweep Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2017:  Champions were crowned following the fourth and final round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) 2017 Ramadan Challenge on Monday night (19 June) at the Dubai Kartdrome. Atef Al Barwani claimed a narrow victory over Romaldo Labrooy to earn his second Ramadan Challenge Senior Cup title, with his last SWS championship win in 2015. Keanu Al Azhari scored an emphatic double race win to seal the 2017 Ramadan Challenge Junior Cup title, with his brothers Enzo and Adam also on the podium to complete an astonishing championship sweep.  Senior Cup & Masters Romaldo Labrooy sought to avenge a narrow defeat in the Senior Cup title challenge last year and was well on his way early on in the contest.  He topped the qualifying session ......read more

Top Five for UAE Team Emirates' Rui Costa in the Overall General Classification at Tour de Suisse

Portuguese World Champion Rui Costa successfully defends fifth place in final audition before Tour de France United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 20 June 2017:  The 2017 Tour de Suisse concluded on Sunday with Portuguese World Champion and three-time Tour de Suisse winner, Rui Costa defending his fifth place in the overall General Classification. Following a good performance at Tour de Suisse, UAE Team Emirates will now look ahead to its goals for Tour de France, which is less than two weeks away.   Commenting on the results of the race the Portuguese UAE Team Emirates’ rider said: “My goal was to finish the race in the top five and I’ve achieved what I set out to do. However it was a gruelling race and I can’t say it was easy because even though I started strong at the beginning of the race I was ......read more

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Grabs Last Gasp Second Place in GTE Pro at Le Mans 24 Hours

#67 Ford GT takes second in GTE Pro at the Le Mans 24 Hours in thrilling finish Marks second year in a row that Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has made the podium at the legendary event  The podium earned the #67 team double points toward the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship title DUBAI, UAE. June 20, 2017:  The #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB), and Pipo Derani (BRA) grabbed the runner-up spot in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours at the end of the final lap.  Last minute struggles for the second-placed Corvette gave Tincknell the opportunity to pounce and take the place just as the chequered flag fell. In a door-to-door battle of manufacturers through the full 24-hours, the #67 crew that won the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener at Silverstone proved their ......read more

Facebook Celebrates MENA Winners of Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.  The 3 winners won a prize of $20,000 USD and three months of Facebook mentorship. In addition, from the Middle East and North Africa, three runner-up teams won $10,000 and three months of Facebook mentorship. The announcement was made via Facebook Live by Ime Archibong, Facebook's Vice President of Platform Partnerships, on Monday, June 19th on his Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ime MENA Runner-up/ Winning teams of these three ......read more

Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel Hosts the 21st Edition of its Annual Ramadan Tournament

The leading Ramadan event is the first of its kind in the UAE and includes eight different sports   Shaikha Al Kaabi: The tournament has established its position at the forefront of upcoming youth gatherings Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2017:  The Abu Dhabi Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel (AFOCH) – the Emirate’s leading comprehensive hospitality, entertainment and sports destinations – is currently hosting the 21st edition of its Annual Ramadan Tournament under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs in the UAE. The tournament will continue in the club's Abu Dhabi stadiums until 14th June.  The Higher Organising Committee headed by former Lt. Gen. Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, AFOCH Chairman, ......read more

Podium Finish for UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo on Stage Eight of Tour de Suisse

Italian sprinter places second as three-time winner Rui Costa maintains top five in General Classification  United Arab Emirates. 19 June 2017:  The curtain was drawn on stage eight of the Tour de Suisse on Saturday with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian sprinter Sacha Modolo crossing the finish line in second place behind stage winner and World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora -  Hansgrohe). Meanwhile three-time Tour de Suisse winner, Modolo’s teammate Rui Costa, maintained his top five position in the General Classification. The podium finish marked the second of the race for UAE Team Emirates after the Portuguese World Champion Costa placed second on the sixth stage on Thursday, 15 June 2017.  Reflecting on his performance the Italian sprinter said:“My progress so far at the Tour de Suisse has been good ......read more

ADNEC Group Wins Two Prestigious AEO Awards

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has scooped two prestigious Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards at a special ceremony held in London.   The award recognised Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre as the ‘Most Sustainable Exhibition and Conference Venue’ and ExCeL London as the ‘Venue of the Year’, confirming ADNEC Group’s growing industry recognition as an international venue developer that delivers consistently excellent facilities and services to events community.  Following a record number of entries, the judging process was managed by an independent organisation and finalists were decided by a panel of 38 judges. The sustainability category witnessed steep competition between 7 centers and organisers including RAI Amsterdam, ......read more

Modhesh World 2017 to Spread Happiness with 54 days of Family Fun

Enjoy a summer of refreshing experiences from 20 June – 12 August at Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2017:   Modhesh, the ever smiling mascot of Dubai is back to entertain families and children this summer with a very fresh, imaginative and extremely connected side of his world. This year, Modhesh World, one of the region’s most popular indoor edutainment destinations, returns with more than just things to do, as an exciting line-up of activities allows every visitor to feel relaxed, joyful, curious, and, most importantly, happy!  For 54 amazing days, from 20 June to 12 August, the 18th edition of Modhesh World will offer families and young ones of all age groups and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to enjoy an immersive experience this summer across six halls of the Dubai World Trade ......read more

Two Crowned Winners of Arab Reading Challenge in Saudi Arabia.

Over 629,000 students participate in the second round of the competition. Riyadh: 18 June, 2017:  Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Isa and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi in Riyadh.  His Excellency honoured two winners in Saudi Arabia; male competition winner Mohammed Mukhtar Al Salman, in grade seven from the Eastern Region, and female competition winner Shatha Basha Al Toweirqi, in grade five from Ta’if.  Al Isa also honoured the winner of the best supervisor award Nawal Mohammed Al Jarallah and the winner of the best school award Ibn Khaldoun School in Yanbu.  Her Excellency stated, “We are proud of our students in Saudi Arabia, who have competed in the Arab Reading ......read more

Polanc to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Tour of Slovenia

Slovenian aiming for strong GC performance at home race United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 13 June 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc will look for a top place in the General Classification at the 24th  Tour of Slovenia which starts on Thursday. The 2017 Slovenian Time Trial Champion will lead UAE Team Emirates at his home race which takes place over four days ending on Sunday.  The UAE Team Emirates’ rider said: “At the end of the Giro d'Italia I was very tired, however I continued training because I didn’t want to miss racing in my home country. I am in good form at the moment and aiming for the General Classification top ten. It's difficult to determine how that will go because everything will depend on stage three, with the summit arrival. To do well you must have a good day and be ......read more

Ramadan Challenge Round Three Senior Up Victory for Ali

Ismail prevails in Masters and Al Azhari brothers make Junior Cup history Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2017:  Hussain Umid Ali joined the ranks as the latest Senior Cup victor on Monday night (12 June) at Dubai Kartdrome, Mohammed Ismail earned his first Masters win and Keanu Al Azhari seized control of the Junior Cup making SWS history with his brothers in an all-sibling finish on the podium. Senior Cup & Masters Emirati drivers dominated Round Three with Hussain Umid Ali having a near perfect night to take the Senior Cup, and defending Masters champion Mohammed Ismail returned to top form with consistent finishes. Hussain Umid Ali signalled his intent early on, topping the qualifying session with a best lap time of 1:12.330.  He went from pole to chequered flag in Race One, taking the win by 0.144 seconds over Ahmed Al ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Meintjes finishes Eighth at Critérium Du Dauphiné as Tour de France Build-up Continues Apace

Third place on final stage propels South African into a top ten General Classification spot  Monday, 12 June 2017, United Arab Emirates:  The 69th Critérium Du Dauphiné, one of the traditional curtain-raisers and preparation races for the Tour de France, concluded on Sunday with UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finishing eighth in the overall General Classification after a third place on the final stage. Meintjes’ podium finish saw him surpass Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Andrew Talansky (Cannondale) in the final General Classification.  Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) won the race overall overtaking Richie Porte (BMC) and Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors) in the General Classification.  Reflecting on the final stage, the South African UAE Team Emirates’ ......read more

Cash Prizes of $800,000 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Season 3 [2017-18] Will Help Make a Change

  Black Belt winners in all categories will receive cash prizes of: 1st - $2,500 | 2nd - $1,500 | 3rd - $1,000   The Best Academy in each of the five host cities will receive cash prizes of: 1st - $3,000 | 2nd - $2,000 | 3rd - $1,000   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th June, 2017: The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation® (UAEJJF), the official authority for the sport of jiu-jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, will offer cash prizes of over $125,000 in each of the four host cities [and over $200,000 at the Abu Dhabi leg of the tour] at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Season 3 [2017-18]: Los Angeles [USA], Tokyo [Japan], Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], Abu Dhabi [UAE] and London [UK]. Registrations are now open [to all nationalities]. Age Divisions include: Juvenile [16-17], Adult [18-29], Master [30-35] and for the ......read more

Second Place for Brit Ben Swift on Legendary Alpe D'Huez

Impressive finish for UAE Team Emirates’ Swift at Critérium Du Dauphiné stage seven as Meintjes moves into 11th in General Classification Sunday, 11 June 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Ben Swift clinched a podium finish at the top of the legendary Alpe d’Huez mountain on the seventh stage of the Critérium Du Dauphiné on Saturday, as teammate Louis Meintjes moved up to 11th in the overall General Classification.  Swift took an impressive second behind former team-mate and fellow Brit Pete Kennaugh (Team Sky) who won the stage.   The Brit, who is known primarily as a sprinter, had been part of a large breakaway group earlier in the day, and was able to put distance on his rivals on the slopes of the Col de Sarenne, the alternate route up towards the Alpe d’Huez ski ......read more

Lars Jan Selected for the 3rd Audemars Piguet Art Commission 2017

Press conference: 12.30-1.30pm, Wednesday 14 June 2017 Location: Audemars Piguet Lounge, Collectors Lounge, Art Basel Prior Accreditation is essential for access into the lounge Le Brassus, 6 June 2017:  Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce that LA-based, American artist Lars Jan has been selected to create the 3rd Audemars Piguet Art Commission. The multidisciplinary artist will work with guest curator, Kathleen Forde to present a major new artwork during Art Basel in Miami Beach in December 2017. As Associate Partner of Art Basel, Audemars Piguet has presented ambitious works incorporating strong elements of complexity, precision, technology and science for the Audemars Piguet Art Commission during Art Basel shows since 2015. Jan’s varied skillset has seen him act as designer, activist, photographer, director, ......read more

Massaro and Elshorbagy Triumph in PSA Dubai World Series Finals

June 11, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The PSA Dubai World Series Finals reached a thrilling conclusion tonight at Dubai Opera as England’s Laura Massaro successfully defended her title, and Egypt’s Mohamed Elshorbagy claimed his first PSA World Series Finals trophy. The 33 year old Massaro was appearing in the final of the World Series Finals for a third time in a row and in beating World Champion Nour El Sherbini, became only the second woman after Nicol David to win two World Series Finals titles. The pair had met earlier on in the tournament – with El Sherbini winning the best-of-three games contest to qualify second in Group B – but in the best-of-five games final, it was Massaro who emerged the victor after claiming an 11-8, 12-10, 11-5 victory to prevail in 35 minutes. “I’m really happy with my ......read more

Double Victory for UAE Team Emirates as Modelo Wins Sprint in Switzerland and Polanc Takes National Time Trial Championship

Saturday, 10 June 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates celebrated twin victories in Europe on Thursday as Jan Polanc won his National Time Trial Championship at the Ljubljana-Domzale-Ljubljana in Slovenia, while hot on his heels a few hours later, Italian Sacha Modolo won the sprint stage at the Grand Prix Canton d’Argovie - Gippingen in Switzerland.  25-year old Polanc completed his time trial in 50 minutes 3 seconds ahead of Gregor Gazvoda (Champion System Pro Cycling Team) to cross the finish line as the new Slovenian Time Trial Champion. The victory was his third since turning professional “My performance in today’s time trial was very good.  I succeeded in managing my energy in the best way possible and am very happy to have won my first National title as a professional cyclist,” said ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches Programme for Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017 and 2018

2017 programme includes 10 specialised academic workshops supervised by experts from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Cairo A more comprehensive programme will be launched in 2018 to support the requirements of the performance arts sector in Dubai and the UAE in general  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 June, 2017: In the run up to the eleventh edition of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) – the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage – has announced the new festival programme for 2017 and 2018. This year, the programme will be launched afresh with a new series of initiatives, including 10 specialised academic workshops covering various aspects of theatre and supervised by experts from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts ......read more

Dubai Opera Stage is Set for Finals Showdown

June 10, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The PSA Dubai World Series Finals semi-finals served up all the drama usually expected on an Opera House stage tonight, as the players fought it out for a place in the final of the lucrative season-ending squash extravaganza. And it will be two England – Egypt finals as defending champion Laura Massaro will meet World Champion Nour El Sherbini in the women’s final, and James Willstrop will play Mohamed ElShorbagy for the men’s title. El Sherbini was the first player through to the finals after defeating World number three Camille Serme in a dramatic clash. El Sherbini will compete in the finals for the first time in her career despite suffering a hand injury in the third and final game. Serme prevailed in a nail-biting opener as she recovered from a blistering start from El Sherbini to ......read more

Beauty Is the Most Viewed Topic in The UAE on Facebook

79% of people in the UAE have increased video viewing on Facebook over the past year Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 June 2017:  Mobile devices and the visual web are making beauty more transparent and accessible than ever before for women in the UAE. This has led to the emergence of real women who are shaping beauty trends alongside established beauty brands and recognized industry experts. Facebook IQ commissioned GfK combined with conversation data from Facebook and Instagram, to better understand the beauty consumer decision journey and help get to know today’s beauty shopper a little better.  Women in the UAE tend to be highly engaged about beauty and makeup on the platform and at the heart of this lies the emergence of mobile usage. Facebook’s research, explored how mobile is changing the purchase ......read more

Du LaLiga HPC Announces Squad Selected for August LaLiga Training Camp & Competitive Matches

Top Talents in U18 and U16 categories train to play competitive matches against top LaLiga Youth clubs including Sevilla, UD Almeria, Granada, Malaga and Cadiz Dubai, UAE – 8 June 2017 –  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today the names of its top 18 talents in each of the U18 and U16 categories will be travelling to Spain in August for a 21-day intensive LaLiga training camp during which they will also play competitive matches against some of the top LaLiga youth clubs and a chance to be scouted by LaLiga clubs.  The du LaLiga HPC is committed to developing the talents of top football players across the UAE at international standards, preparing them for pro-football careers, especially with LaLiga clubs.  The squad travelling was chosen based on physical, technical and mental ......read more

First semi-finalists decided in PSA Dubai World Series Finals

June 8, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Squash fans in Dubai were treated to another thrilling day’s play yesterday in the group stages in the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, and by the end of the day’s play the first semi-finalists had been decided. The early session saw two players move one step closer to the title, with French World No.3 Camille Serme and Marwan ElShorbagy posting their second wins, all but guaranteeing them a berth in semi-finals. Serme prevailed in a thriller with World Junior Champion Nouran Gohar after beating England’s Alison Waters on Day 1, while Marwan got the better of Simon Rosner, after defeating Nick Matthew yesterday. Also in the early session, World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad and World Number two Raneem El Welily registered their first wins, keeping them both in the hunt for a semi-finals ......read more

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Shaikh Takes SWS Senior Cup Victory Ahead of World Finals…

Agha tops SWS Junior Cup, second Masters win in a row for Eelma Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2017:  Veteran racers produced a strong showing at the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Races on Monday night (22 May) at Dubai Kartdrom with Anjum Shaikh and Kamal Agha displaying peak form ahead of their participation in the Paris SWS World Finals on Thursday (25 May). Both drivers went two-for-two on ......read more

IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF Support Arab Filmmakers with Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award…

Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017:  IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in ......read more

Former World Number Ones Gaultier, Ashour, Elshorbagy and Willstrop to Meet in Dubai World Series ...…

  May 22, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals - taking place at Dubai Opera on June 6-10 - looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after a quartet of former World number ones in the guise of Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Mohamed ElShorbagy and James Willstrop were drawn together in a mouth-watering group stage. The lucrative ......read more

Thirty Days of Entertainment and Enlightenment for Children at SLC's Ramadan Camps…

Holy month camps will offer religious, artistic and educational activities Sharjah, May 22, 2017:  Children are set to enjoy an array of artistic, entertainment and religious activities at a number of camps being hosted by Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) this Ramadan. Running from May 28 to June 22, the programmes at each of the venues have been carefully formulated to align with the spiritual ......read more

Pirelli sets sail for America's Cup 2017 adventure with Emirates New Zealand…

From the race track to the ocean! DUBAI, May 22, 2017:  Pirelli has swapped the racing circuit for the high seas after partnering with two-time winner Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2017 America’s Cup 2017. Pirelli, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, will be the official sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand as they look for a third win in sailing’s premier ......read more

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Student Competitions Now Open!…

Can You Write Your Way To Stardom?  Dubai, 22 May 2017: Young writers and poets in the UAE have a new chance to unleash their creative talents as the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature student writing competitions open today. The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Taaleem Award for poetry have become integral additions to the academic calendar, with the ......read more

11th Place for UAE Team Emirates' Polanc at Stage 15…

Jan Polanc crosses finish line amongst first group at 100th Giro d’Italia Monday, 22 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc came 11th after he successfully bridged the gap on the final straight of stage 15 and crossed the finish line as part of the first group of riders. Bob Jungels (Quick - Step Floors) took the sprint win in Bergamo to claim the 15th ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Laengen Sixth in General Classification at Tour of California…

Vegard Stake Laengen is sixth overall at the inaugural edition of the Amgen Tour of California United Arab Emirates. Sunday, 21 May 2017: The curtain was drawn on the seventh and final stage of Amgen Tour of California with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing sixth overall in the final General Classification. The stage was won by Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) while ......read more

Splash ‘n' Party Celebrates ‘End of School Carnival'…

Little ones can experience a thrilling time with carnival games, and fun with water balloons and water guns Dubai, UAE – May 21, 2017:  With summer vacations getting closer, Splash ‘n’ Party is organizing their first ever, ‘End of School Carnival’ on the 21st May to get the tiny tots celebrating early.  With most of the actual schoolwork completed and ......read more

Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi live in concert in Dubai on Friday, May 19…

Turban Kings arrive in Dubai Brother duo to perform together in Dubai for the first time Daler Mehndi performing in Dubai after 8 years, singer to sing all his hit numbers from Bahubali 2, Dangal to the old favourites Mika says Dubai is an amazing city and he does about 7 shows a year. May 18th, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Get ready to groove as the brother duo and singing singhs are all set ......read more

Dubai Chamber announces winners of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition…

Winners announced during prestigious ceremony at ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai Top three winners received cash prizes and access to training and support Dubai, UAE, May 18, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on Wednesday the top three winners of the 2nd cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition during the closing ceremony for the 5th ArabNet Digital ......read more

Podium Finish for Portuguese World Champion…

UAE Team Emirates secure two riders in top ten with Rui Costa second and Simone Petilli placing eighth in stage 11 of Giro d’Italia Thursday, 18 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ World Champion Rui Costa clinched a podium position with teammate Simone Petilli in top ten after facing four tough ascents during the 11th stage that concluded Wednesday 17 May. ......read more

Call for Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award…

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017:  Global Residence and Citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award. The Award was established to pay tribute to individuals who work towards improving and supporting the global community, and whose actions have contributed to building a more peaceful and tolerant ......read more

Submissions Open for the Landmark 10th Anniversary of the Dubai Film Connection (dfc)…

Dubai, 16 May 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will run from 6-13 December, 2017 and submissions are now open for the Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market for Arab filmmaker’s part of the highly successful Dubai Film Market (DFM), the business counterpart of DIFF.      Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the DFC has enjoyed a decade ......read more

Artists for Change Initiative to Unveil the Largest Hand-crafted Yarn Ball at Dubai Festival City…

Remarkable art pieces created in a unique collaboration between Emirati artists and artisans in Afghanistan will be on display at Dubai Festival City from 21 May to 16 June Dubai, 14 May, 2017:  In partnership with The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed (FBMI) initiative, Dubai Festival City is set to open a unique art exhibition within its main atrium, Festival Square. From 21 May to 16 June, ......read more

Fun City launches the first ever Play Membership in the GCC!…

Region’s First-Ever Unlimited Play Membership at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works Centres in UAE 100 Days of play is now a big Deal! Fun City launches a unique membership of 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99 ! Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2017:  Fun City, UAE’s most popular entertainment brand has launched its first-ever Unlimited Play membership. This ......read more

Dubai's labourers get their chance to shine…

Smart Idol – empowering & changing lives Dubai, May 14th 2017:  Dubai’s unsung heroes finally get the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Retain Blue Jersey…

  UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc is still ‘King of the Mountain’ while Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) wins sixth stage of Giro Thursday, 11 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’, Slovenian rider Jan Polanc is still in the King of the Mountain jersey and fourth in Youth Classification with teammates Simone Petilli and Valerio Conti in fifth and sixth ......read more

MGM Making a Move into Dubai…

MGM Hospitality is one of the biggest casino companies in the world, and hearing that it will be developing and operating a 26-acre resort in Dubai is good news for the area. A place of extravagance and wealth, it is only fitting that the company would make a move into that area, but what of the gambling? Well this is where it gets complicated, but not impossible. The rules of the UAE are that ......read more

Russian Star Grigory Leps Rocks Crowd at Dubai Gala…

Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi. Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest ......read more

World Champions Lead Egyptian Charge to PSA World Series Finals…

Egypt qualified four men and three women for Dubai World Series Finals Line-ups led by men’s and women’s current World Champions May 9 2017, DUBAI UAE:  Egypt’s dominance of world squash continues with a seven-strong contingent of players heading to Dubai next month for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which will be played at the Dubai Opera from June ......read more

Arab Cinema Shines on the World Stage at Cannes Film Festival's Milestone 70th Edition…

Dubai, 08 May 2017: Spearheading efforts to champion Arab cinema and promote the UAE as a leading film hub for the region, a UAE delegation will embark on a journey to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Comprising key industry players including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival ......read more

Speedo© Stands Up For Drowning Prevention…

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IWC at the Beijing International Film Festival - Young Talents, New Tales, One Tradition…

Beijing, 8 May 2017:  At the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival, IWC Schaffhausen hosted an exclusive “For the Love of Cinema” gala dinner to celebrate the achievements of young Chinese filmmakers. Among the celebrities and VIP guests attending the event at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing were IWC brand ambassadors Zhou Xun and 2017 Academy Award nominee Dev Patel. ......read more

Power Management Company Eaton Kicks Off Partnership with Manchester City Football Club…

Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2017 – Power management company Eaton has announced it has become the official home energy storage partner of Manchester City Football Club in the UK. The multi-year deal reflects the club’s outstanding commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.  The partnership marks the launch of a limited edition of Eaton’s xStorage Home, one of the most ......read more

Shah Rukh Khan Back in Dubai to Shoot Sequel to Award-winning #BeMyGuest Film…

Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2017:  Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan arrived in Dubai on 6 May to shoot the sequel to the award-winning #BeMyGuest film with the second phase of the promotional campaign film to be done in collaboration with well-known Indian film director Kabir Khan. With millions of fans around the world faithfully following his every move, Shah Rukh Khan, or SRK,  will continue ......read more

Podium Finish for Roberto Ferrari…

UAE Team Emirates’ Roberto Ferrari second in sprint at stage two of 100th Giro d’Italia Saturday, 06 May 2017, United Arab Emirates:  The curtain was drawn on stage two of the 100th Giro d’Italia with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian rider Roberto Ferrari crossing the finish line amongst the top three alongside Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo).  Ferrari took ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Football Tournament Closes With ADNOC Champions…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 07 May, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the conclusion of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017, with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) claiming the tournament cup. ADNOC participated with two teams ADNOC (A), ......read more

41 Companies Compete in 14 Different Events in DIP Corporate Sports Championships…

Dubai, May 6, 2017: Dubai Investments Park [DIP], the unique integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East and wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, announced that 41 companies across the park competed in 14 different events as part of the 11th DIP Corporate Sports championships – conducted by YalaSports, which concluded last month. Companies ......read more

A New World Record for IMAGINE at Dubai Festival City…

Global attraction, IMAGINE, breaks second GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest permanent projection mapping in the world  Dubai, UAE, 6 May 2017:  Dubai Festival City, welcomed thousands of visitors to Festival Bay on the evening of Thursday 4th May as part of the launch of its second record-breaking IMAGINE show – A Child’s Dream.  At the event, ......read more

Global Village wins Dubai Service Excellence Scheme Award for 2017…

In recognition of its excellence during its 21st season Global Village sets a new record for excellence in guest satisfaction at the level of the entertainment sector. Global Village has achieved new records in guest overall experience satisfaction throughout the 21st season. Dubai, UAE, May 4, 2017:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President ......read more

Helpful Tips on How to Buy a Quality Used Piano…

Buying a used piano can be tedious because there are a lot of things to consider. The main factors to be considered when you buy used piano; the type of the piano that you need, the condition of the piano, its origin, the maintenance it went through, and the price of the piano - these are all important to make sure that you get the right value for your money. To make it easier for you, here ......read more

Abu Dhabi to Host the Prestigious 2017 South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)…

Supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, SIIMA - South Indian International Movie Awards to be held for first time in Abu Dhabi on 30th June & 1st July     Abu Dhabi, May 3, 2017: Abu Dhabi for the first time will host SIIMA - South Indian International Movie Awards on 30th June and 1st July 2017 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Supported by TCA, the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' to Tackle Centennial Giro D'Italia…

Rui Costa to lead UAE Team Emirates at the first Grand Tour of the season  United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 02 May 2017: Portuguese rider and winner of this year’s Abu Dhabi Tour Rui Costa will lead a seven man strong UAE Team Emirates line-up at the 100th Giro d’Italia. Starting in Naples, the first Grand Tour of the season takes place from Friday 5 May - Sunday 28 May with ......read more

OMEGA to serve as Official Timekeeper of the Diamond League in Doha…

Dubai, UAE, May 1, 2017:  When the IAAF Diamond League reaches Doha, Qatar, on May 5th, OMEGA will be on hand as the event’s Official Timekeeper.  The Swiss brand is widely known for its expertise in athletics timekeeping, especially through its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games.  Raynald Aeschlimann, the President and CEO of OMEGA, said, “The IAAF ......read more

Abu Dhabi Film Commission and Yash Raj Films Collaborate on Salman Khan's Next Blockbuster, Tiger ...…

•    Tiger Zinda Hai is the fifth Indian film to shoot in the UAE Capital •    At 65 days, it will be Abu Dhabi’s longest-yet shooting schedule   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 1 May 2017: Abu Dhabi Film Commission is set to welcome one of India’s most anticipated Bollywood movies, Tiger Zinda Hai. The Yash Raj Films production will have its longest ......read more

IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa…

30 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE Dear Media Partners, You are invited to a press conference for the launch of the 2017 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa, hosted by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The press conference will be followed by a panel discussion and in-depth analysis of economic developments, growth ......read more

Carnival Entertainment Celebrates the Beauty of Indian Married Women in UAE at the Prestigious Mrs ...…

 DUBAI, April 30th, 2017: The Mrs India Dubai International 2017 Event, held at the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai witnessed a spectacular evening jam-packed with audiences as they watched the show unfold. Jyoti Dave was crowned the winner while Sadia Pathan Baig and Radhika Sharma emerged as the first and second runners up respectively. The beauty pageant, which is ......read more

Sennheiser Teams up With Behind the Scenes to Host Sennheiser Sound Academy in Dubai…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates- April 30, 2017 – Behind the Scenes, a leading Dubai-based production house, has successfully hosted a workshop detailing the audio aspects of cinematography with the support of Sennheiser Middle East. The free to attend five-day event, which received the patronage of partner organizers Dubai Studio City, Dubai Culture, DIFF and technology sponsor VITEC. The ......read more

Winning submission for The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2017 unveiled…

DUNESCAPE, the award-winning submission inspired by the desert environment was installed at NYU Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), unveiled the winning submission of the fifth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award at the NYU ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Line-Up for the 100th Giro D'italia Confirmed…

Rui Costa heads-up a strong nine-man team for the first Grand Tour of the season United Arab Emirates. Thursday, 28 April 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ today unveiled the line-up of the nine riders that will take part in the 100th Giro d’Italia at a special event at the new team headquarters in Magnago, Milan.  Spearheading the team will be Portuguese rider and winner of ......read more

MENA Broadcast Anti-piracy Coalition Celebrates Purge of Satellite Pirate Channels in Region…

Dubai, April 28, 2017: The MENA Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition is celebrating after public commitments by all its satellite provider members to remove pirate channel clients by the 4th May 2017.  The breakthrough came at the Coalition’s 10th meeting in Dubai attended by the region’s major broadcasters and satellite providers.  All but one of the satellite ......read more

Facebook Celebrates Innovative Arab Developers at the F8 Conference…

27 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing Arab developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April. Arab developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they created for their local communities and ......read more

A Night in with Netflix…

What: A Night in with Netflix Who: Media and celebrities from across the region. Where: Inked Dubai    Dubai, UAE - April 27, 2017: Last night, Netflix hosted “A Night In With Netflix” - a unique event - showcasing the world of entertainment available on the streaming platform across the Middle East.     Guests were thrilled to walk in the shoes of ......read more

Audemars Piguet Golf Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger Wins in Shenzhen…

Dubai, UAE - April 27th 2017 – With his Royal Oak Chronograph 26320ST.OO.1220ST.01 on the wrist, Bernd Wiesberger lifted the trophy at the Shenzhen International on Sunday April 23rd, 2017. Bernd’s fourth European Tour win confirms the ultimate reward for his very impressive and consistent form over the last 12 months. He had to resist an incredible charge back from Tommy ......read more

Dubai Festival City to launch new major show – IMAGINE, A Child's Dream…

Fireworks and Free Live Concert on 4th May Dubai, UAE, 24 April 2017:  Dubai Festival City is hosting a free event on 4th May 2017 to launch its newest show, IMAGINE – A Child’s Dream. Shoppers are promised an evening of stellar entertainment with jaw-dropping fireworks, and for the first time in the UAE, a live performance by the winner of The Voice Kids Arabia 2016, Lynn Al ......read more

The Mysteries of Science Unveiled at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival…

Ukraine scientists show there’s nothing to fear… Sharjah, 24 April, 2017: A troupe of Ukrainian scientists and lab technicians has marked its Middle East debut by entertaining thousands of youngsters – and parents – at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah until April 29. From levitation with a simple balloon and ......read more

Du LaLiga HPC Crowned as First Champions of the UAE FA Academy League…

•    League-leaders du LaLiga HPC defeat UAE juggernauts Al Ain FC 8-0 in match of the season •    du LaLiga HPC remain undefeated in inaugural season with 11 successive wins 24 April 2017, Dubai, UAE – This week has seen the culmination of the first season of the UAE FA Academy League (FAAL), the official youth football league that has ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Aim for Top Result at Tour de Romandie…

Meinjtes and Ulissi set sights on General Classification at Tour de Romandie Saturday, 22 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ duo  Louis Meinjtes and Diego Ulissi are focused on achieving strong results at this week’s Tour de Romandie which starts on Tuesday, April 25 with a Prologue time-trial in Aigle (Switzerland), and finishes five days later in ......read more

Top Ten Finish for UAE Team Emirates' Diego Ulissi at 81st La Flèche Wallonne…

Ulissi finishes 10th at The Walloon Arrow and looks ahead to Liège–Bastogne–Liège Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’, all-rounder Diego Ulissi finished in top 10 at - La Flèche Wallonne – on Wednesday 18 April 2017 which was won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The 200.5 kilometers race starting from Binche concluded on the steep Mur de Huy. The ......read more

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