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Leading Bahraini Artist Rayyah Fathalla Appointed Director of Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 September, 2017:   Bloom Education, the specialist education division of Bloom Holding, announced that its contemporary cultural institution dedicated to promoting and imparting knowledge on the Arabic language, culture and arts, is set to open its doors in the 2018/2019 academic year, in conjunction with the opening of Bloom Education’s Dubai school campuses.  Bloom announced the appointment of Rayyah Fathalla, a prominent Bahraini jeweler and artist as the director of the Centre that will offer its facilities to the pupils of both Brighton College and Dwight School as well as to members of the community including artists and designers.  With over 14 years of experience in the arts and education sectors, including a regional position at the British Council in Education and Arts, Rayyah’s ......read more

Dubai Culture Takes ‘Dubai Next' to London Design Festival

6th edition of ‘Dubai Next’ to be held in London from 18-20th September as part of the London Design Festival programme ‘Dubai Next’ 6th edition marks the final of series of extensive programme held in support of the  2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration   Programme features the launch of a new ‘Islamic Art Economy’ book by Dubai culture, as well as workshops, talks and networking events with UK-based cultural figures Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that the sixth edition of ‘Dubai Next’ will take place in London in support of the 2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration - led by the British Council and as ......read more

UAE Team Emirates La Vuelta Wrap-Up

After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta  provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.   The Vuelta a España was the final showdown of the season and is the youngest of the three Grand Tours starting in 1935, the Giro d’Italia began in 1909 whilst the Tour de France was established in 1903. 

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How Butch can you get?

How Butch can you get? “Dad, I want to join my friends at golf class!” It’s not the usual request you hear from a child of 10 in this day and age. Most of time you’d expect the majority of them to be fixated on some digital screen or another engaging in whatever fantastical concoctions the wizards of the Cyber-world had presented. And let’s be honest, I’m no Tiger Woods either, so I didn’t really set a good example. The last time I tried my hand at the game involved getting the ball past the big red windmill to where the hole actually was. Before I got my son into a course, I needed to find out for myself what was going on, so off to the Butch Harmon School of Golf we went. Straight through the doors of this institution you walk, and you get a feeling that this is a home of champions. ......read more

DIFF Presents Two Outstanding Films for Golden Globe Consideration

Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’   Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced they will present Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’ to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in Los Angeles for consideration for Best Foreign Film at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.    The event hosted on 21st September, 2017 in Los Angeles will see Vatche Boulghourjian present his magnificent and captivating Lebanese drama ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s present his challenging and highly entertaining Egyptian feature ‘Mawlana’ to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ......read more

Sharjah Art Foundation Announces Details of Sharjah Biennial 13 Act II in Beirut, Including the Off-Site Project Upon a Shifting Plate

Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (SB13) to conclude in Beirut with Act II and fourth off-site project 14 – 22 October 2017 Ashkal Alwan Sursock Museum Beirut Art Center Running from 14 to 22 October 2017, the Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) concluding programme in Beirut, organised with Ashkal Alwan, includes SB13 Act II and the off¬-site project, Upon a Shifting Plate. The opening week programme features exhibitions, panels, music performances, theatre and dance productions as well as film screenings. Additionally, new SB13 commissioned works, together with a compilation of the publications produced throughout the Biennial in Sharjah, Istanbul, Dakar and Ramallah, will be released.  Act II will launch two exhibitions in Beirut, curated by Hicham Khalidi and Reem Fadda at the Beirut Art Center and the Sursock Museum, ......read more

Cate Blanchett to Head IWC Filmmakers Jury at DIFF 2017

THE OSCAR WINNER AND IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR WILL RETURN TO DIFF FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE AWARD THAT CELEBRATES ASPIRING GULF FILMMAKERS. SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE USD 100,000 PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress and IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Cate Blanchett as head of the IWC Filmmakers Jury for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The renowned award gives cinematic talent from the region the chance to bring their projects to the silver screen. It will be presented during DIFF, which takes place from 6 to 13 December 2017. Marking her third appearance on the DIFF red carpet, Cate Blanchett joins the jury panel that will select a winning project from ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Reflect on Successful First Vuelta a España

Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta  provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.   Stand-out performer for the team was Matej Mohoric - the Slovenian rider produced some exceptional displays that saw him to a famous win on stage seven and a top five finish on stage five.    Also in fine form in Spain ......read more

Fifth Edition of Sharjah International Children's Film Festival Appoints World-class Jury Lineup

International film innovators, award winners, creative and technical experts Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017:  The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best Short GCC Film, Best Student Film, Best International Short Film, Best Animation Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Feature Film and Best Child-Made Film. The judging panel comprises a host of Arab and foreign artists, directors and journalists, as well as experts on all types of arts from inside and outside the UAE. The jurors are characterised by having a diverse expertise, which will enhance the process of evaluating the nominations. The ......read more

Traditional Media Trumps Threat of Fake News According to Annual Ogilvy Media Influence Survey

Higher Standards for Authenticity Challenge Media Outlets and Brands Today to Reinvent Storytelling    DUBAI, UAE, September 9, 2017:  Results released today from part two of Ogilvy Media Influence’s annual global survey of more than 250 reporters and producers found that the rise in reports of “fake news” has elevated trust in traditional media, contrary to prevailing sentiment that the recent deluge of misinformation has eroded trust in legacy media sources. The survey found that journalists worldwide agree that better reporting – such as comprehensive fact-checking and citing credible sources – is necessary to combat fake news. The results, which identify social media as a key catalyst of the fake news phenomenon, further illuminate the findings of the first half of the Ogilvy Media ......read more

The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Marks the Start of the Cycling Season

09, September, 2017 DUBAI UAE:  The cycling season is now well under way as the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge launched with its first Build-Up Ride. Over 400 cyclists took on the 32.5km challenge at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One Cycling and Running Track, the official venue partner for this event as they prepare for the big 92km event taking place on Friday 15th December at the Dubai Autodrome.  Coming in first place for the men was Almir Mujic with a time of 48:18, he was closely followed by Matthew Anthony, just 4 seconds behind with 48:22, and in third place was Cedric Domont with a time of 48:24. Maria Leei Suan came first in the women’s challenge with a time of 50:39, followed by Carla Leonor in 50:41 and in third place was Shirley Leach in 55:01.  Following the challenge, the ......read more

Rui Costa Fourth in Thrilling Sprint Finish on Vuelta Stage 19

Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  A dramatic last few hundred meters on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España saw UAE Team Emirates’ Portuguese rider Rui Costa cross the finishing line in fourth place in a restricted sprint. Rui Costa and his teammate Mohoric, himself already a stage winner at this year's race, produced an attacking display of undeniable class as they formed part of the long breakaway for the day consisting of 26 riders.    The stage victory eventually went to Thomas De Gendt (Belgium) of Lotto Soudal, whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Red Jersey. UAE Team Emirates’ South African General Classification (GC) specialist, Louis Meintjes, maintained his 14th position in the overall standings.   Commenting on his top five finish, former World Champion Rui Costa ......read more

Reality-TV Show ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen' Ends on A Successful Note

13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U UAE– September 7, 2017:  As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week mini-series ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women entrepreneurs.    UAE ranks 19 on the Global Entrepreneurial Index among 137 countries. According to statistics, close to 10% of start-up founders are women. To foster womenpreneurship, the show featured a 30-minute episode in conversation with women entrepreneurs, where they shared their stories of struggle and offered advice to women on how to have a work-life balance, while simultaneously preparing their own family favourite recipes.  The show received a positive response ......read more

Louvre Abu Dhabi to welcome visitors from November

Abu Dhabi, 6 September 2017:  Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures.  The opening celebrations will include a wide range of public programmes, including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists. Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel has designed a museum city (Arab medina) under a vast silvery dome. Visitors can walk through the promenades overlooking the sea beneath the museum’s 180-metre dome, comprised of almost 8,000 unique metal stars set in a complex geometric pattern. ......read more

Revealed: The Record-Breaking Stars of Guinness World Records 2018

OUT 7 SEPTEMBER 2017 – SEE MORE AT #GWR2018   AMONGST MANY, SOME OF THE MIDDLE EAST RECORD-BREAKERS REVEALED TODAY ARE: Most mechanical energy produced by Pedalling on Static Bicycle in one hour:  Largest Stencil: Largest tyre-mark image: Most world music awards for best-selling Middle East artist: Most full-body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute: Largest human image of an airplane: Largest carpet of flowers: Largest flower arrangement / structure: Largest standing lantern: Most Table-Tennis ball bounces on a racket in one minute: Terms of use: must credit “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2018 IS OUT NOW” Dubai, UAE – 6 September 2017:  Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, today releases GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2018, ......read more

Meintjes Successfully Defends GC Standing on Stage 16

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes successfully defended his 14th position in the General Classification (GC) standings during today’s Stage 16 of the Vuelta a España. The South African placed 38th in today’s Individual Time Trial (ITT), with the stage victory going to Chris Froome (Team Sky). Froome also defended his lead in the overall GC standings, retaining the leader’s red jersey.    Stage 17 sees riders travel from the Spanish town of Villadiego to a summit finish atop the Alto de los Machucos – the climb making its first ever appearance at the Vuelta. This stage could be the ultimate test of strength, stamina and reserve, as the 180.5km route consists of irregular terrain where riders will cover roads with a total height difference of 3,000m. ......read more

Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Dual Canadian Races

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates head to Canada with a line-up of eight riders to take part in Canada’s only two UCI WorldTour races. The team, led by Italian rider Diego Ulissi, starts with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on Friday 8 September before heading south west to race at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on Sunday 10 September.    Accompanying UAE Team Emirates’ Ulissi on both races are; Valerio Conti, Kristijan Durasek, Vegard Stake Laengen, Marco Marcato, Simone Petilli, Edward Ravasi and Ben Swift.    Commenting on the races and line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director Marco Marzano said: “Ulissi will lead the team at the Canadian races, given his familiartiy with the two routes. With support from the team, Ulissi will focus on taking ......read more

Flip Out Makes Going Back To School Even More Flippin' Fun

Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017:  Kids across the UAE have never been more excited to go back to school thanks to Flip Out Dubai’s brand new initiative, where bouncing enthusiasts can enjoy three hours of flippin' fun and a regular Slushee drink for just AED 100 per person. Children can take a well earned break and have fun, taking over the giant indoor trampoline universe jumping high and landing safe. Imagine more than 200 interconnected trampolines and over 4,000 square meters of circus grade padding combined with air bags, obstacles and awesome activities, including mini foam pits, volleyball, dodgeball, football and the region’s first ever archery tag facility. With an hour’s bouncing normally costing from AED 80 per person per hour, this is an unmissable offer for parents and children in Dubai. The ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission announce Facebook as strategic partner for VIDXB 2017 Debut Event

Dubai-UAE: 5 September, 2017:  VIDXB, the MENA region’s first ever annual gathering celebrating the world of online content creation, has announced Facebook as a strategic partner. Facebook will play an integral role in the two-day event that is set to take place from 8th to 9th December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will offer a curated program for fans, creators, and industry professionals alike. Facebook’s role as strategic partner will support VIDXB by facilitating the attendance and participation of regional and international creators with strong regional engagement and fan base. Over and above, fans can expect interactive and impactful on-the-ground experiences and meet and greets with regional and international online celebrities, while creators can network, relax and learn about both Facebook and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Achieve Top Results at European Races

Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017:  Eight riders from UAE Team Emirates were in action over the past two days, taking part in two consecutive back-to-back one day races.    The team started with The Brussels Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September, where Slovenian rider Marko Kump came in second place following a sprint finish, making it onto the podium that saw Arnaud Démare (FDJ) win the race and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) come in third.   The team then travelled to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September, where Italian Simone Consonni finished fifth. The race was won by Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis Solutions Crédits) following a bunch sprint. The result was Consonni’s fourth top five finish of 2017.   Commenting on the race, UAE Team ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Celebrates Community-Driven Initiatives During Eid

Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 4, 2017:  As part of its ongoing collaboration with the local community, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has teamed up with Hamad Center for Special Needs and New Fairytales and Fables Initiative during Eid Al-Adha. Children from Hamad Center for Special Needs were asked to create stories around Eid and its meaning, which are now being displayed at the Park. The Park also teamed up with the New Fairytales and Fables initiative - an annual Emirati writing competition for schools that builds and promotes cultural literacy. Some of its most compelling UAE characters were brought to the park and introduced to guests through a unique storytelling maze. Eid celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi also include several Emirati inspired activities which will continue until September 9.

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Facebook launches Safety Resources for MENA Journalists

Facebook Safety for Journalists Guide now available in Arabic September 4th, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  As part of the Facebook Journalism Project‘s goal to provide training and tools for journalists, Facebook launched Facebook Safety for Journalists.  Working in consultation with the European Journalism Centre, the Committee to Protect Journalists, ConnectSafely, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Facebook created resources designed specifically for journalists to help them protect their accounts and themselves on the platform. A dedicated page to the Facebook for Journalists website has also been introduced, to provide information for journalists on topics relating to online safety, such as how to turn on two-factor authentication, manage privacy settings, moderate ......read more

Get Into the Swing of Things at Dubai Sports City's Annual Open Day

The FREE Open Day will take place at Dubai Sports City on 9thSeptember 2017 Following the Open Day open trials will be held for the ICC Academy’s brand new scholarship programme  Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2017:  Dubai residents are in for a family-fun, sporting spectacular as Dubai Sports City opens its doors to the public in order to showcase the very best of its sporting activities on offer to the community.   The Dubai Sports City 2017 Open Day will be held at The Dome and ICC Academy, which is located inside Dubai Sports City’s Sports Village and will take place this Saturday, 9thSeptember between 09:00am and 12:30pm.    Those attending will have the chance to try their hand at a wide array of coaching programmes, sports and entertainment activities – all located within ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to Tackle Back to Back Races

Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017:  The first week of September sees an action packed couple of days with eight riders from UAE Team Emirates taking part in two consecutive back to back one day races. The team starts with the Bruxelles Cycling Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September before heading to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September.    Taking part in both races are UAE Team Emirates’ riders: Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Andrea Guardini, Marko kump, Seid Lizde, Vegard Stake Laengen and Oliviero Troia.   Commenting on the races and line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director Righi said: “The Bruxelles Cycling Classic is a good opportunity for sprinters, while the Grand Prix de Fourmies features a route ......read more

Beginning of a new season with BETADINE® Youth Football Development Programme in Abu Dhabi

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2017:  Mundipharma, a leading healthcare organization, whose BETADINE® range is the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner’ of English Premier League giants Manchester City will co-host a highly anticipated two-day youth football camp taking place in Abu Dhabi on 6th & 7th September 2017. One hundred children will have the opportunity to be trained by City Football Schools coaches as well as a renowned former City player, Paul Dickov, with the programmes focusing on football techniques and tricks in addition to tips on how to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Young players will be mentored by the coaches in functional fitness and nutrition to help them on journey to achieve their dreams. Paul Dickov, said: “I’m thrilled to be travelling to Abu Dhabi to take part in ......read more

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The workshops and sessions aim to raise awareness of UAE heritage Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 August 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has kick started its ‘Summer Heritage’ event, which is designed for students wishing to make the most of their free time during the summer break. ......read more

In Honor of World Breastfeeding Week 2017: Top Things Every New Mother Needs to Know…

By Maria Baghdoyan, Corporate Nutritionist, Nestlé Middle East   Breastfeeding is by all means the best way to nourish your baby from the day he/she’s born.  The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, and continued breastfeeding up to two years or for as long as possible.   Why breastfeeding is best The ......read more

Strong Contest by UAE Team Emirates at Tour of Poland…

Rui Costa finishes in General Classification top 10, whilst Modolo records stage victory    Sunday, 6 August 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ riders produced a series of strong performances at the Tour of Poland, with Portuguese rider Rui Costa finishing in the General Classification top 10, whilst teammate Sacha Modolo notched up a stage victory. ......read more

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Dubai Culture Successfully Concludes ‘SIKKA Around the City' Creative Workshops for Children…

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Emaar Entertainment launches record-breaking addition, with 820 panel, flexible OLED screen…

Located above Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s main tank, the new OLED screen received three Guinness World Records titles Dubai, UAE; August 2, 2017:  Emaar Entertainment, the leisure and entertainment subsidiary of Emaar Properties, has unveiled a record-breaking organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen above Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. The screen has ......read more

Show off your cricket skills this summer at City Centre Al Shindagha…

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SWIFT RECORDS TOP 20 FINISH FOR HOME COMING RACE…

Ben Swift finishes 13th, narrowly missing out on a top ten finish at Prudential Ride London Monday, 31 July 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Ben Swift was unlucky to miss out on a top 10 place at the Briton’s homecoming race in London, as a bunched sprint finish crossed the line, having been in the saddle for just over four hours.  The breakaway group of ......read more

Modolo Sprint Lands First Place on Stage Two at Tour of Pologne…

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Leading AV brands look to capitalise from promising ME region Dubai, UAE: Already the Middle East region's premier exhibition for the pro-AV, events and entertainment industry, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017, is expecting to attract more than 40 exhibitors, representing close to100 brands from over eleven countries, drawn in by the exciting potential held out by the many mega events ......read more

The Valuable Collection of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at Etihad Museum…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum commemorates one of the most important moments in the UAE’s history – the birth of the nation at the 1971 Union Agreement. The seven Founding Fathers, whose inspiring lives are celebrated at the museum with a dedicated display. By sharing the personal history and belongings of these pioneering men, the Etihad Museum ......read more

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Standing…

Weather wreaks havoc for riders as UAE Team Emirates’ Meintjes retains eighth in GC standings 19 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes has held on to eighth place in the General Classification (GC) standings after strong crosswinds marred stage 16 of the Tour de France. With 15km to go and the peloton splitting, Meintjes joined fellow GC ......read more

Young Artistic Talents to Display Their Expertise at First Abu Dhabi Unplugged Event…

TCA Abu Dhabi launches programme of performing arts showcasing contemporary culture  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 July 2017:   Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is launching a series of live performing art shows called ‘Abu Dhabi Unplugged’ to allow young people to display their innovative talents, creativity, skills and abilities in ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches the Second Edition of its Reading Corner at Modhesh World…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the second edition of its reading corner at Modhesh World – Dubai’s ultimate indoor fun destination for families and kids. Following the success of last year’s reading corner, the new edition ......read more

Etihad Museum Honours the Founding Fathers…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum has been a very prestigious landmark in the UAE since its inspection and tells the story of the 1971 Union Agreement through the eyes of the Founding Fathers. The museum honours the Founding Fathers dedication, commitment and patriotism by showcasing their achievements and some of their private collections while inviting ......read more

Abu Dhabi University & Ministry of Community Development step-up collaboration in empowering People ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai Campus (ADU) recently met with representatives from the Welfare & Rehabilitation for People of Determination Department at the Ministry of Community Development to discuss opportunities for collaboration in identifying and developing the talents of people with special needs on par with international ......read more

Ulissi Snatches Second for UAE Team Emirates…

Italian Ulissi sprints to second place, securing team’s best result of the Tour    17 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi produced an inspirational ride to grab second place on stage 15 and in doing so, recorded the best result for the team on this year’s Tour. The Italian looked full of confidence as he joined the ......read more

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Position in Stage 14…

UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes maintains top ten whilst teammate Marcato finishes in top 20   16 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  Stage 14 saw UAE Team Emirates’, Louis Meintjes hold on to his ninth position in the overall General Classification standings whilst Italian teammate Marco Marcato finished amongst the top 20. This stage saw Chris Froome (Team Sky) ......read more

‘Dubai Culture' Launches ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts' 2017 Programme at the Dubai ...…

A full programme of educational and entertaining activities across five branches of Dubai Public Library Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 July 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage – has announced the launch of its ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts’ 2017 Programme at the ......read more

Top Ten in GC for UAE Team Emirates' Meintjes After Stage 12 of Le Tour…

South African Louis Meintjes finished in top five of the 12th stage of the Tour de France moving to tenth in the GC   Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:   Stage 12 came to a conclusion with UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes taking fifth place as part of the leaders group crossing the finish line, moving him up to tenth position in the overall General Classification of Tour de ......read more

Al Dhaheri Triumphs Over Top Ranked Drivers To Win At Adria Raceway…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2017:  Rashid Al Dhaheri, overcame one of the toughest fields in junior international karting with a stunning performance to win the fourth edition of the Trofeo Adria Raceway, in Italy on Sunday this weekend. The nine year-old triumphed over a field of over 50 international drivers in the Mini Class, aged between 8-12, the majority of whom were from the top ......read more

Marco Marcato Produces Aggressive Ride For UAE Team Emirates As Swift Grabs Ninth…

Italian Marcato led breakaway for 175km of stage 11, whilst teammate Swift sprints to top 10 finish   15 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Marco Marcato produced an exciting attacking display during stage 11 of the Tour de France, leading the breakaway for over 175km of the 203.5km race. Fellow UAE Team Emirates rider, Ben Swift also had a promising race, ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi: Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council Builds International Bridges for UAE's Talent…

Sharjah-based crafts council launches pop-up store with Fenwick of Bond Street UAE Ambassador to the UK: Irthi pop-up store represents UAE’s rich aesthetic experience and heritage Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council launched yesterday (Tuesday) its pop-up retail space in collaboration with luxury department store Fenwick of Bond Street, in London, ......read more

JCDecaux Strengthens Its Presence in the Middle East With a New Street Furniture Contract in Dubai…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th July – JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC), the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announced today that it has won with its Emirati partner, DXB Media Advertising, a new street furniture contract in Dubai (population 2.7 million) for 10 years, following a competitive tender by RTA (Roads and Transport Authority). This contract will be exercised ......read more

UAE Team Emirates in Dordogne After First Rest Day…

Peloton rides through Dordogne during stage ten after first rest day of the Tour de France   12 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:   After an exciting first part of Le Tour, stage ten began and ended in the Dordogne region of France, with the General Classification standings broadly the same as stage nine. UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes retained 11th place in the overall GC ......read more

SWS Senior Cup Victory for Romaldo Labrooy at Dubai Kartdrome…

Labrooy takes top senior spoils while Mohammed Ismail continues Masters winning ways Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2017:  The first Sodi World Series (SWS) race night took place at Dubai Kartdrome last night (10 July), with 25 competitors braving the warm UAE summer temperatures to battle for top honours. The consistency delivered on the track by Romaldo Labrooy paid off and saw him picking ......read more

ACT TOO opens enrollment for Summer Acting Programme 2017…

Dubai, July 11, 2017:  If you’re looking for something a little cooler and adventurous this summer, come join the ACT TOO summer acting program at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC). Whether it’s to boost your communication skills or simply do something creative in a professional theatre setting, this two-week course welcomes adult students of all levels to ......read more

Lexus Short Film ‘Game' Wins the Bronze Lion in Cannes…

Dubai, UAE – 11 July 2017: Lexus and The Weinstein Company have announced that Jeannie Donohoe’s film Game has won a Bronze Entertainment Lion for Cinema and Theatrical Fiction Film at Cannes Lions. Game, about a young athlete who defies the odds to pursue a sports passion, was one of four films released this year as part of Season 3 of the Lexus Short Films series.  Lexus ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Louis Meintjes 11th in GC After Dramatic Queen Stage…

South African moves up to 11th place in the overall General Classification after a tough stage nine   Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017:  One of the toughest stages on this year’s Tour saw UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes moving up in the General Classification and Youth Classification to place 11th and second respectively. The stage was won by Rigoberto Uran ......read more

Meintjes 12th As Tour Prepare For Gruelling Stage Nine…

South African secures 12th place in stage eight as riders gear up for the biggest test on the Tour    9 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finished 12th on stage eight of the Tour, in what were challenging conditions for all riders. With temperatures again hitting 30 degrees and the most difficult test to come – tomorrow’s ......read more

DIFF365 Explores New York's Elite Gala Through “The First Monday in May”…

Andrew Rossi's film gives the audience an inside look at the infamous Met Gala Dubai, 09 July 2017:  The independent cinema initiative, DIFF365@VOX powered by du has revealed the latest addition to its global line-up, Andrew Rossi’s non-fiction, “The First Monday in May”. After a peak into Egyptian cinema through “Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim”, the ......read more

Uae Team Emirates on the Attack…

Italian Mori produces another attacking display for UAE Team Emirates during stage seven of the Tour de France   Friday, 8 July 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates produced another attacking display on stage seven of the Tour de France as Italian, Manuele Mori headed the breakaway group for over 200km. The flat nature of today’s stage suited the sprinters as they ......read more

Laengen Grabs Most Aggressive Rider Award On Stage Six Of Tour de France…

Thrilling ride from UAE Team Emirates’ Norwegian in 210km three-man breakaway   Thursday, 6 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Vegard Stake Laengen put up a thrilling attacking display during stage six of the Tour to win the award for the most aggressive rider of the day and will go into stage seven wearing the red numbered bib. A breakaway ......read more

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