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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Longlist for the ‘Literature' Category in its 15th Edition

The Award unveils the latest longlist, which includes nine novels and three poetic works   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlist for the ‘Literature’ category for its 15th edition, which comprises 12 titles from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Sudan and Iraq. The Literature category attracted 584 entries for the 2020/2021 Award, which represents a 33 percent increase compared to the previous edition.   The longlisted novels include: • An Taashaq Al-Hayat (To Love Life) by Alawiya Sobh from Lebanon, published by Dar Al Adab Publishing & Distribution in 2020 • Wajooh Al-Hosh (The Faces of the Courtyard) by Hessein Ali ......read more

MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Celebrates Winners of Alef Education Award

DCT Abu Dhabi and Alef Education collaborate to exchange knowledge and promote Artificial Intelligence techniques in developing educational experiences in schools Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November, 2020: MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced its collaboration with Alef Education, the Abu Dhabi-based global education technology company, to strengthen ties between the two institutions for the benefit of the education sector across the UAE.  Under the new collaboration, the winners of the Alef Education Award will participate in MAKTABA’s programmes and competitions, which include the Creative Reader competition, Little Writer in the Big Book competition, and Back to School programme. These are in addition to the School Breaks programme, which includes ......read more

Dubai Sports Council discuss Cooperation with Israeli Club Hapoel Tel Aviv

The normalisation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is a great opportunity to find new friends and new collaborations in this area: Boaz Toshav   United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:   Boaz Toshav, one of the owners and Board members of prestigious Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv, visited Dubai Sports Council to discuss mutual cooperation and investment opportunities. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received Toshav in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council. Welcoming Toshav, His Excellency Saeed Hareb explained the role that the Council plays in promoting sports at many different levels in Dubai, including the grassroots and community level, in developing the Emirate’s sports sector, in ......read more

First Ever Spanish WWE Champion Crowned

A-Kid has become the first Spanish WWE champion after defeating Trent Seven in the NXT UK Heritage Cup. United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:    Since emerging on the NXT UK scene, Madrid-born Superstar A-Kid has quickly captured the interest of the WWE Universe as well as prominent competitors like the first-ever United Kingdom Champion, Tyler Bate. Win or lose, the up-and-comer has wasted little time bringing the fight to a number of high-profile opponents that include Trent Seven, Jordan Devlin and Bate himself. Hailing from one of the hardest-working neighborhoods of Madrid, A-Kid takes pride in representing his homeland as WWE’s first Spanish Superstar. A versatile competitor who can dish out strikes, masterfully applied holds, and high-risk maneuvers alike, the versatile Superstar is a student of ......read more

Thousands of Runners Take to the Streets for Dubai Run 2020

● Dubai transforms into an expansive running arena to welcome more than 100,000 participants for the city’s biggest-ever fun run ● Runners of all ages shape their own routes across the city to celebrate the joys of running - from Jebel Ali to Jumeirah, Downtown to Dubai Creek   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2020:  In a spectacle of true determination, the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2020 united the whole community as more than 100,000 participants took to the streets for the city’s biggest fun run, the Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai. People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels walked, wheeled, jogged and ran along their own routes at stunning locations across the city.   Residents were thrilled at the opportunity to beat their personal best in a relaxed, ......read more

HHC Organises Trial Race ahead of the Camel Trek Marathon for UAE Expats

Dubai, November 26, 2020:  A trial camel race is set to take place on Friday (27 November) at Dubai’s Al Marmoom Racetrack at 5pm in preparation for the Camel Trek Marathon for UAE expats.   Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), this inaugural camel race aims to test participants from previous Camel Trek editions, and pave the way to new candidates willing to take the challenge of the marathon which will take place after the completion of the seventh edition of the Camel Trek in December.   The announcement of launching the annual Camel Trek Marathon for Expats was made last March, following the directives from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The Camel Trek Marathon is organised by HHC during the Crown Prince Festival for Arabian Camels ......read more

Registrations Now Open for the 3rd Edition of the Dubai Festival City Santa Run

The fun run takes place on Friday, 11th December 2020 2.5km and 5km route options available Best 5 dressed Santa prizes including festive goodies wrapped for Christmas day   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2020: Hundreds of Santa’s running along Dubai Festival City’s Marsa Creek is definitely something to share in, as online registration for this year’s Dubai Festival City Santa Run is officially open.  Hosted by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated destination, Dubai Festival City, and organized by Race ME in association with the Dubai Sports Council, the third edition of the fun run will take place on Friday 11th December, while adhering to the hygiene and safety measures.  Open for all ages and abilities and covering two distances of 2.5km and 5km, ......read more

Preliminary Camel Race for the National Day Camel Marathon kick-off on Friday, 27 Nov

Dubai, November 23, 2020:  The first preliminary camel race prior to the sixth edition of the National Day Camel Marathon, will be held next Friday, 27th of November, in Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. The race, organized by the Hamadan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), is one of two races introduced by the Center last season.  Each preliminary camel race comprises of two matches. The first, showing debut this season, is dedicated to participants 29 years of age and below. The second match is for participants above the age of 30.   For her part, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC said, “Owing to the success reaped in last season’s prep camel races and the demand by Emirati youth, we have introduced a new match to the two races covering another age group (below 29 years) ......read more

Emiratis Al Hassani and Al Zeyoudi Bag Men's Honours at Al Marmoom Dune Run

Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the Dune Run is a big hit among participants   United Arab Emirates -  November 22, 2020:    The UAE’s Mohammed Al Hassani and Hamad Al Zeyoudi topped the men’s podium in the Elite and Open divisions of the 5km Al Marmoom Dune Run, which saw more than 250 participants representing many different countries challenge their limits in the desert. One of the first event of its kind, Al Marmoom Dune Run was organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and FittGROUPME inside the magnificent Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, which is the largest project of its kind in the world with more than 40 hectares of pristine shrub land that is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and many other endangered species, as ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reveals its 2020 Longlists for ‘Development of Nations' and ‘Literary and Art Criticism' Categories

The Award announces longlists featuring 18 selected works from seven Arab Countries for its 15th edition      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlists in the ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’ and ‘Literary and Art Criticism’ categories for the Award’s 15th edition (2020-2021), which collectively received 461 submissions from various Arab countries.    This year, the ‘Development of Nations’ category received 262 submissions, representing 11 percent of all submissions across the categories. Eight titles have been selected for the longlist from six Arab countries, namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Discusses Preparations for Dubai Women's Triathlon with Partners

United Arab Emirates -  November 19, 2020:   The Organizing Committee of the 4th Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is being organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, held a meeting with its partners from different government entities to discuss the preparations for the event that takes place in the Jumeirah District on November 27. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with hosts Dubai Ladies Club, the 4th season of Dubai Women’s Triathlon is open to women of all nationalities aged 15 and above. The coordination meeting was held at Dubai Ladies Club and representatives from Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Ladies Club, Dubai Police, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority ......read more

Twitter Rolls Out Fleets Globally in the Coming Days

As an easier way for everyone to join the conversation United Arab Emirates -  November 18, 2020:   Twitter’s purpose is to serve the public conversation – it’s where people go to see what's happening and talk about it. But some have expressed that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there's so much pressure to rack up Retweets and Likes. That’s why, there are so many  Tweets left in drafts. To help people feel more comfortable, Twitter has been working on a lower pressure way for people to talk about what’s happening. Today, Twitter is introducing Fleets so everyone can easily join the conversation in a new way – with their fleeting thoughts. Fleets are for sharing momentary thoughts – they help start conversations and ......read more

Tyson Fury Pays Tribute to the Undertaker Ahead of Final Farewell at Survivor Series

United Arab Emirates -  November 18, 2020:   As The Undertaker prepares to say goodbye to WWE, Tyson Fury has paid tribute to the Deadman with a post on social media thanking him for the wonderful memories he has created for fans during a stellar 30-year career. The upcoming Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time) and can be livestreamed via WWE Network in the MENA region, will mark The Undertaker’s final farewell as his magnificent career, in which he has taken on some of WWE’s all-time greats, draws to a close.  

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Last Chance to Sign Up and Take on Jeep Tough Mudder in RAK this Weekend!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th November 2020:  There’s still time to take on a new challenge and register to take part in Jeep Tough Mudder this weekend in the adventure Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah!  Taking place on Friday 20th November on the picturesque island of Mina Al Arab, the last remaining tickets to both the Classic Tough Mudder 10k course, and the Tough Mudder 5k course route, can be purchased from www.toughmudder.ae. Tickets are on sale for $109 USD for the classic course and $89 USD for the 5k course.  Following strict COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all Mudders taking part, the event will be operating at 60% reduced capacity. The famous Jeep Tough Mudder obstacles have also been adapted to meet the COVID-19 safety guidelines so Mudders can still have fun whilst moving their bodies and ......read more

Heba Sami, Suad Yousuf and Mariam Mubarak Bag Top Honours in First Week of Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

United Arab Emirates -  November 16, 2020:   Dubai Public Prosecution’s Heba Sami has won the table tennis title and Suad Yousuf Saeed of Dubai Police has clinched the bowling crown among Emiratis in the opening week of the 2020 Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament. Held under the patronage of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament is organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council and participation is open to all Emirati and non-Emirati ladies working in the government, semi-government and private sectors. Rawda Al Mahrezi, Chairman of the Women's Sports Committee, and Fawzia Faridoon, Head of the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Honours Football Stars Puyol and Anelka with ‘Medal of First Line of Defence'

United Arab Emirates -  November 12, 2020:    Dubai Sports Council has honoured 2010 World Cup winner and Spanish football legend Carles Puyol, and former France ace Nicolas Anelka with the ‘Medal of First Line of Defence’ in appreciation of their support for the Council’s ‘Be Fit, Be Safe’ campaign. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, presented the commemorative medals to Puyol and Anelka at the Council headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council. The medals pay homage to the selfless service of Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Health Authority, and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Dubai. Together, they were at the forefront of ......read more

First Ever Women's Golf Tournament Kicks Off in Saudi Arabia as Leading National Golf Sustainability Strategy Unveiled

Saudi Arabia was once again at the centre of golf news as the world’s best players descend on the Kingdom for the country’s inaugural ladies tournament  Wednesday 12, November 2020:  His Excellency Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation today kicked off the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by the Public Investment Fund, a historic occasion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The tournament commencement was accompanied by an announcement that Saudi Arabia has also created a comprehensive national golf sustainability strategy that embraces an innovative culture and ambitious outlook across key environmental, economic and social aspects of the sport. “The central tenet of our national golf strategy is sustainability. The ambition is for Golf in ......read more

WWE Superstar Seth Rollins Picks His Fantasy Survivor Series Teams

WWE SUPERSTAR SETH ROLLINS PICKS HIS FANTASY SURVIVOR SERIES TEAMS WWE Superstar Seth Rollins says Triple H, Shawn Michaels and the legendary Andre The Giant would be part of his fantasy Survivor Series squad. WWE fans in the MENA region can livestream Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time), via WWE Network, with a free one-month trial available via www.wwenetwork.com The event will also see one of the most iconic WWE Superstars, The Undertaker, bid a final farewell following a stellar 30-year career. Speaking ahead of the big event, Rollins, another firmly established Superstar, was asked to pick his all-time five-man Survivor Series team, and he opted for some of the biggest names to have stepped foot in the ring. “For number one I’d have to go for Triple H; he’s the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Announces Opening of Registrations for Garmin Quest 2020 in Hatta

Billed as a triathlon with a difference, the Quest is region’s first long-distance adventure race based on mountain biking, trail running and kayaking   United Arab Emirates -  November 11, 2020:   Did you enjoy watching the ‘World’s Toughest Race’ with Bear Grylls on Amazon Prime, as competitors challenged their physical and emotional limits across 11 days in the most epic global adventure race ever attempted? Then our very own, miniature adoption of the format – the Garmin Quest 2020 in Hatta – should be right up your alley. Dubai Sports Council, Hatta Adventures, Garmin and Arabian Epic have come together to create this exciting race format that guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, taking participants on an adventure of ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Discuss Cooperation with Former Israel and Chelsea Coach Avram Grant

United Arab Emirates -  November 10, 2020:    His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received former Israel national football team and Chelsea coach Avram Grant at the Council headquarters and the two parties are keen to collaborate for the betterment of football in the UAE. The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of Dubai Sports Council, was attended by Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Council, and the Israeli coach, who has spent almost 48 years coaching teams in Israel, England and many other countries, expressed his desire to work with Dubai Sports Council for the benefit of football in the UAE by conducting advance-level workshops and training courses for the technical staff here. His Excellency Saeed Hareb gave an explanation to the Israeli coach ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Launches UAE Champions Challenge

United Arab Emirates -  November 10, 2020:   As part of its ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of cyclists in the UAE, UAE Team Emirates have launched a ‘Champions Challenge’ to encourage UAE residents of all ages to pick up their bikes, get outside and start cycling and recording their activity over the next two weeks.    The challenge comes after the success of the team in this year’s Tour de France where Tadej Pogacar, the 22-year-old Slovenian starlet, officially became the youngest ever post-war winner.    Cycling fans in the UAE are encouraged to ride 36.2km, the length of stage 20 of this year’s Tour, to honor Pogacar’s individual time-trial triumph that took him to first place in the General Classification in his first ever Tour. The ......read more

Dubai Investments Unveils Flagship Sustainability Initiative; Announces Winners of the “Acting on Plastic” Universities Competition

Heriot Watt University ranks First, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Second and the American University of Sharjah ranked third respectively Dubai, UAE, 08 November 2020:  Dubai Investments PJSC, the leading, diversified Investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has announced the winners of its flagship sustainability initiative, the “Acting on Plastic” Universities Competition 2020 that was launched in January this year.  The Competition is one of Dubai Investments leading sustainability initiatives that fosters the Company’s commitment to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) plan and aligns its directions with the UAE Vision 2021 which calls for phasing out waste across the country, and a drive to accelerate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development ......read more

Moroccan Mira and Jessica Towl of UK Win Elite Honours in 11th Ice Warrior Challenge

Organised by Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai, the Challenge is a big hit among participants     United Arab Emirates -  November 07, 2020:     Morocco’s Mohammed Mira and Jessica Towl of United Kingdom have bagged the top honours in the Elite category of the 11th Ice Warrior Challenge, which was held on Friday morning at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in partnership with Ski Dubai, the Ice Warrior Challenge saw a spirited turnout, with participants representing many different countries, as well as government entities and clubs like Dubai Police and Al Dhafra club. Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, was present at Ski Dubai along with Mohammad El Etri, Director of Majid Al Futtaim Global Snow Operations and ......read more

Sharjah Cricket Stadium is Key to the Future of Sports Tourism in the Emirate, Says SCTDA Chairman

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - November  11, 2020:  His Excellency Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), visited Sharjah Cricket Stadium last night during the final league game of this year’s edition of the IPL, which saw Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets and book their place in the playoffs.    Whilst there he lauded the idea of a cricket museum at the stadium and said it was another attractive dimension to a facility that has so squarely put Sharjah on the global sporting map.  ‘Such a venture is well in line with our priority to promote Sharjah as a sports tourism destination across the globe and as such we look forward to working closely with the stadium to make the visitor and player experience in Sharjah a ......read more

The RACE is on: Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Opens for Registration

• Iconic Dubai cycling race attracts thousands of competitors every year • The challenge will be made up of four build-up rides, starting on 28 November, and the main event in February • Registration opens at 2pm on Thursday, November 5 via www.cyclingchallenge.ae with the Dubai Big 5 promotion    4 November 2020, Dubai: The 2021 edition of one of the region’s favourite sporting events - the legendary Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge – will open for registration at 2pm tomorrow (Thursday 5 November), with the first 35km build-up ride due to be held on 28 November at Al Qudra Cycling Track in Dubai.  The challenge, which is held in partnership with Spinneys Dubai and Dubai 92, consists of four build-up rides of increasing length staged at the purpose-built Al Qudra Cycling Track, ......read more

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UFC Fight Night®: Ortega Vs. The Korean Zombie…

United Arab Emirates,  October 18, 2020:   Said Nurmagomedov Beat Mark Striegl, TKO, R1- 51 second “I feel great and I did not have to do too much. It was the fastest win in my career. I had an injury earlier, so I had to recover for some time before coming back. I got him with left hand, followed with a kick and I heard my corner telling me he is finished. I want to ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Announces Opening of Registrations for Dubai Women's Triathlon…

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One Week Until The Eagle Khabib Nurmagomedov Swoops Back Into the UFC Octagon in Abu Dhabi…

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From the Octagon to The Majlis…

UFC Ortega gets a taste of UAE heritage   United Arab Emirates,  October 15, 2020:  Brian Ortega took time out from preparing for his Octagon return at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ORTEGA VS THE KOREAN ZOMBIE in Abu Dhabi this weekend to get a taste of UAE culture and heritage inside the UFC Fight Island™ safe zone. The American fighter faces Korean Chan Sung Jung in the main ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Announces Slew of Community Sports Events in Hatta…

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Kristoff Leads UAE Team Emirates Classics Squad at Tour of Flanders…

United Arab Emirates,  October 14, 2020:  After a 3rd place podium at last year’s Tour of Flanders or ‘Ronde Van Vlaanderen’, Alexander Kristoff will be hungry to build on his success and will count on a young, dynamic team to help him.   On Wednesday 14th October the riders will line up for the mid-week semi-classic, Schelderprijs, which Kristoff won in ......read more

Consumers Expect All Brands to Provide Wellness Offerings, New Ogilvy Study Finds…

Ogilvy's New Study is the First to Quantify Wellness Gaps for Brands Looking for Growth   October 14, 2020:  The US$4.5 trillion global wellness economy – growing twice as fast as the global economy – is now so pervasive that for 73% of global consumers, wellness is now considered an essential element of a brand’s strategy. The Ogilvy Wellness Gap study ......read more

Praise From One Sporting Bubble to Another…

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Mcnulty Rides Home to 2nd Place in Stage 10 of Giro D'italia…

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Fighters Arriving to Compete in UFC Fight Night: ORTEGA VS. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE…

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Ariel Podart, an Interactive and Free Art Installation Happening in October…

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Dubai Sports Council Invites Registered Participants for Al Marmoom Dune Run ‘build-up' Runs on Oct ...…

United Arab Emirates,  October 12, 2020:   As the countdown for the first Al Marmoom Dune Run gathers pace, Dubai Sports Council has invited registered participants to attend free-of-charge “build-up runs” inside Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve to get in top shape for the event. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and ......read more

5 Aww-esome Autumn Essentials for Kids…

United Arab Emirates,  October 12, 2020:  With the temperatures dropping, it’s time to think about packing away your kids’ summer outfits and stocking up children’s wear pieces for the fall. Autumn is a perfect time to experiment with fashion and buy new outfits for kids. The key to autumn fashion shopping lies in purchasing the essentials and keeping it fun, fresh and ......read more

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Dubai Sports Council Announces First-Ever Aqua Challenge for the Community…

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World Art Dubai Elevates the Local Art Scene…

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UFC Joker Markus Perez Promises ‘Intelligent' Display in Abu Dhabi's Return to Fight Island Octagon…

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Art Enthusiasts Unite to Open World Art Dubai…

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World Art Dubai Honours Industry's Finest…

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30 September 2020:   Breaking a Guinness World Records™ (GWR) title is more than just doing something amazing. It took 33-year old Pakistani national Azmat Khan 6 minutes and 1 second to break the previous Guinness World Records title for Fastest mile dribbling a basketball. Khan is a Kohat product, and he also holds the record title for the 10 miles ......read more

UFC and Jiu-jitsu Legend: Why Abu Dhabi is the Global Capital of Combat Sport…

United Arab Emirates,  September 30, 2020:  Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is a former UFC® interim light heavyweight champion. With a background in jiu-jitsu, the man affectionately known as ‘Big Nog’, he knows a thing or two about what makes a combat sports destination. Nogueira in currently in Abu Dhabi for Return to Fight Island, the five-event mega series currently ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Has Grand Plans for the 2020 Edition of the Italian Grand Tour…

United Arab Emirates,  September 30, 2020:  With no clear GC leader for this year’s Giro d’Italia, UAE Team Emirates has given its riders the freedom to hunt for stages in the second Grand Tour of the 2020 season, which runs from 3 – 15 October.    The squad has been carefully selected to provide the best possible rider combinations for every stage of ......read more

Mansoor bin Mohammed: Hosting IPL Confirms UAE's Position as a Global Hub of Sports and is a Vote ...…

United Arab Emirates,  September 30, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated the stakeholders for the scintillating start and organisational success of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE. Organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in cooperation with the ......read more

Philipsen Storms to Victory in Hectic Binckbank Tour Opener…

30th win of the season for UAE Team Emirates     United Arab Emirates,  September 30, 2020:  Jasper Philipsen showed a quick turn of speed and great skill to navigate his way to victory on stage 1 of the BinckBank Tour (WT) in Belgium.   The relatively short opener from Blankenberge to Ardooie (132.1k) sprung to life in the closing kilometres as narrow ......read more

Abu Dhabi Delivers Again as Mega Return to Fight Island Series Opens With ‘Memorable' UFC® 253…

UFC Fight Island™ safe zone hosts yet another epic, world-class event   Abu Dhabi further raises global benchmark with sanitisation, social distancing and successful COVID-19 testing cycles Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 29, 2020: Abu Dhabi has reinforced its reputation as a world-class destination for sporting events and commitment to the highest standards of health and safety with ......read more

Aldana and Holm Arrive at UFC Fight Island Safe Zone Before Upcoming UFC Fight Night…

United Arab Emirates,  September 29, 2020:  UFC champions continue to arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLM VS ALDANA this weekend, the second event in the mega five-event Return to Fight Island on Yas Island. The main card competitors, American Holly Holm and her Mexican competitor, Irene Aldana, are now in their 48-hour quarantine in preparation for their eagerly ......read more

Team Shift Triumphs Again With Victory in Free Fire Arab League Season 2 Tournament…

Dubai, 29 September 2020:  SHIFT, whose team members hail from Algeria, celebrated another tournament victory by reigning supreme in the second season of Free Fire Arab League that attracted more than 4 million viewers. The team consisting of Guemmaz Aymen (Shadio), Younes Louail (Kortez), Aissa Kheirredine (Wanis) and Bencheikh Nasrellah (DVL), put their skills to the test and overcame ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Tour De France Champion Tadej Pogacar Returns to Racing in the Ardennes Classics…

United Arab Emirates,  September 29, 2020:  Tadej Pogacar’s first WorldTour race post Tour de France victory comes in the form of La Flèche Wallonne (30 September). The 202km one day classic through the Ardennes region of Belgium comes at a wildly unfamiliar time in the cycling calendar, however Pogacar goes into the race quietly confident.   Pogacar commented: “I ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Ready for Binckbank…

United Arab Emirates,  September 28, 2020:  From September 29th till October 3rd, UAE Team Emirates return to racing on the roads of Belgium and Holland for their next World Tour fixture – the BinckBank Tour.   The race will be run over five stages, including a time trial, on roads often graced by the spring classics with the final day finishing in Louvain La Neuve. ......read more

Dubai Culture: ‘Change' Exhibition Enriches the Components of the Cultural Scene and the Creative ...…

• The Authority inaugurated the exhibition as part of its role as an enabler of the culture and creativity sector in Dubai. • In line with the priorities of the Authority’s updated strategic roadmap in support of creativity and creators. • The exhibition provided a platform to spread the values of positivity and hope beyond the isolation imposed by the COVID-19 ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Return to Fight Island Breaks UFC Viewership Records With Adesanya Vs Costa Face-off…

UFC® 253 pre-fight showdown at Flash Forum became the most viewed face-off of all time on Instagram with 7.6 million views   Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 27, 2020: Return to Fight Island, the mega, five-event UFC series taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi continues to make history, with the pre-fight UFC® 253 ADESANYA vs COSTA face-off setting new ......read more

Winners of First Voices of Future Generations Writing Competition Announced…

HH Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum awards children for their creativity and commitment to a more sustainable future     Dubai, 27 September 2020: The first winners of the Middle East edition of the Voices of Future Generations, the inspiring global writing competition for children, were announced today at a digital award ceremony streamed from the Zabeel Ladies ......read more

Poetry Encyclopedia Marks the Death Anniversary of Legendary Arab Poet Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi…

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi’s online poetry database to highlight major milestones of Al-Mutanabbi’s life, adding several of his best works to its audio archive Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2020: Poetry Encyclopedia, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s publicly-accessible online poetry database, is marking the 1055 anniversary of the ......read more

‘Return to UFC Fight Island Will Go Down in History'…

American Ace Dominick Reyes Hails Abu Dhabi’s ‘special’ Environment as He Prepares for Ufc® 253 Showdown Reyes faces Poland’s Jan Blachowicz for light heavyweight title on opening night of five-event Return to Fight Island series     Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 23, 2020: “Super cool” Abu Dhabi and UFC Fight Island™ provide the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Continues Plans to Develop Emirati Coaches and Nurture Young Talents…

54 per cent of all coaches in Dubai sports clubs are Emiratis   United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The Dubai Sports Council has reaffirmed its commitment to development plans and programs dedicated to supporting Emirati coaches, young sporting talents and academies, as well as sports at schools, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 since the first quarter of this ......read more

"Dubai Culture" and "Dubai Statistics Center" ... Cooperate to Monitor and ...…

• Merging energies and integrating efforts to establish Dubai as a Global Centre for Culture an Incubator for Creativity a Thriving Hub for Talent  • Implementing questionnaires to measure the partners’ satisfaction • Achieving excellence in the levels of institutional culture, providing services, and improving employee and customer happiness   Dubai - ......read more

Aspiring Novelists Take Note: The Emirates Litfest Writing Prize is Now Open for 2021…

• Competition has already opened path to publishing deals for nine debut novelists   Dubai, 23 September 2020:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s writing competition for unpublished authors has now opened for 2021. Formerly known as the Montegrappa, The Emirates LitFest Writing prize has produced nine internationally published authors in just seven years, ......read more

Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Judges and New Competition Categories Announced…

United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The World Photography Organisation is pleased to announce the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. Also revealed today are new categories in the Awards’ four competitions, entry deadlines and exhibition dates.    Now in its 14th year, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the ......read more

Marhaba! Abu Dhabi Offers a Welcome Return to UFC Fight Island for Global Stars…

Elaborate health and safety protocols in place as fighters begin quarantine ahead of highly anticipated UFC 253 on Yas Island    Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 23, 2020: Abu Dhabi has demonstrated its commitment to safely organising large, high-profile events through successful management of health and safety protocols, as some of the biggest names in UFC®, the world’s ......read more

Dubai Culture Reveals Children's Wishes in ‘My Library & Expo' Time Capsule…

• As official culture supporter of Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Culture reinforces the societal role in supporting the success of the exhibition. • The time capsule documented children’s wishes regarding the hosting Expo 2020 Dubai. • The Dubai Public Library enhances community members’ engagement with important national events. • Motivating the effective ......read more

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Competitions for Schools Opened…

• Readers’ Cup, Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition, Emirates NBD Poetry For All and the new Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition announced open at annual event   Dubai, September 22, 2020: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has announced that the popular competitions for schools are now open for 2021. Three annual favourites return, giving children ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Obtains ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 Certificates…

United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  Keen to adopt global best practices and develop an integrated management system, Dubai Sports Council have obtained three International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certificates: ISO 9001 for Quality Management System, ISO 45001 for Occupational Safety and Health Management System, and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management ......read more

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