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Dubai Culture reevaluates the visitor experience of its culture and heritage assets

Guided by Dubai Plan 2021 and in readiness to receive EXPO 2020’s visitors   Dubai – United Arab Emirates: June 26, 2019:  In a bid to evaluate its readiness for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, leadership of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) recently conducted field visits to all its key Heritage and culture sites across Dubai. Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, along with heads of departments met with the staff at each location and assessed the progress of work being done in order to improve visitors’ journey and experience in readiness for the key global event.  These visits were a part of Dubai Culture’s continuous efforts to support enabling the goals of Dubai Plan 2021, aimed at making Dubai a city of happy, creative, and empowered people, and ......read more

Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning at Home

Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates.    Yet without the textbooks and library, why is home an ideal place to learn? As a start, in many cases, it replaces the traditional, row-by-row directive teaching format and instead provides an interactive, anxiety-free, and often joyful ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves podium finish in Lonato, Italy

Rashid second in the WSK Euro Series Championship as a close final is in sight Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Promising talented Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri has achieved a podium finished as he gained third position at Circuito South Garda Karting, Italy. Competing with 96 other driver in his category among 300 drivers in all cateogories. Rashid’s third-place sets up a close final, as he is now second behind the WSK Euro Series Championship, with the tournament to be decided next weekend in Adria – Italy. The final race of the series will be set as a midnight race, a totally a news experience for Rashid In a series of toughly-fought heats, Rashid was often outside in the second row, a challenging position, however he had success in achieving third position for most of the heats. ......read more

A Super Sunday for UAE Team Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:  It was a weekend to remember for UAE Team Emirates as Diego Ulissi, Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen all stepped onto the podium in their respective races, with UAE Team Emirates also taking home a Team Classification win.    Ulissi topped the General Classification (GC) standings at the Tour of Slovenia after a solid performance across the week, finishing 22” ahead of his nearest competitor. At the same race, Tadej Pogačar went home with the Youth Classification and narrowly missed out on a top three GC finish; finishing fourth overall. It was smiles all around though, as the team’s overall efforts were rewarded with the Team Classification title.    Meanwhile, Jasper Philipsen sprinted to third place at the Elfstedenronde one-day ......read more

Rashed Launches Bid to Reclaim F2 Title in Lithuania

Team Abu Dhabi duo return to F2 action after world endurance triumph Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 June, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launches his bid to reclaim the UIM F2 World Championship title next weekend in Lithuania, where the Emirati made a breakthrough in international powerboat racing two years ago. It was on the Kaunas Reservoir in 2017 that Al Qemzi followed up a brilliant pole position with victory in the Lithuanian Grand Prix on his F2 debut, a result which laid the foundations for his championship triumph. He will be joined again in this season’s opening round by Rashid Al Tayer, less than two months after the two Emiratis combined with Shaun Torrente and Tullio Abbate to give Team Abu Dhabi a superb World Endurance Championship victory in the 24 Hours of Rouen in France. Al Qemzi, who lost ......read more

Al Jazira first-team stars Ali Mabkhout and Khalifa Al Hammadi credit academy for their development

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:   When the UAE national team begins next month’s training camp in Austria to kick off their preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualification, Al Jazira will be well represented by seven first-team players. Record-breaking striker Ali Mabkhout and promising defender Khalifa Al Hammadi are two of the players included in the 27-man list following their impressive individual displays during the 2018-19 season. Mabkhout’s 20-goal tally saw him finish second in the Arabian Gulf League’s scoring charts while Al Hammadi built on his 2017-18 breakthrough season to establish himself as a first-team starter with 25 appearances. The pair will be joined in Salzburg by their fellow Al Jazira team-mates - Ali Khaseif, Mohamed Al Attas, Salim Rashid, Khalfan Mubarak and ......read more

Made in Tashkeel 2019 presents a snapshot of UAE's transforming artistic landscape this summer

Works by 58 artists from 29 countries will be on display in the 10th edition of the exhibition from June 18  Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2019 | Tashkeel, Dubai’s leading centre for homegrown art and design, will celebrate the 10th edition of its annual summer exhibition with a display of diverse works that represent the breadth and depth of the artistic practice happening now in the UAE. Made in Tashkeel will showcase more than 100 works by 58 UAE-based artists from 29 different countries this year. The individual pieces and series of artworks on display have been created by members, workshop participants, instructors, staff and existing members in the last 12 months. They explore myriad themes, such as the human condition, evolving UAE society, a satirical take on modern food culture, and spiritual ......read more

58 Days of Summer Fun Begin at Modhesh World on Friday

• Free entry to Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre running from 21 June to 17 August 2019 • More than 100 activities, games and attractions on offer at the fun-filled themed zones • New GAC GS3 up for grabs with Modhesh World   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The region’s much awaited edutainment family destination, Modhesh World, kicks off on Friday 21 June at 11AM to offer families and kids endless fun with its themed zones including The Wheels, Arcadium, Little Adventure and Showtime Zones. The official opening of Modhesh World will be attended by the popular radio talk show presenter Kris Fade and his family, so don’t miss the chance to meet and greet the radio sensation.    The free-to-enter family-centric hub is organised by Dubai Festivals ......read more

NBA Basketball School Returns to Dubai Featuring Former Nba Player Greg Minor

NBA’s Youth Basketball Development Camp in Partnership with StryxSports to be Held in Al Barsha June 28 – July 5  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The National Basketball Association (NBA) and StryxSports, one of the UAE’s leading sports providers, today announced that the second NBA Basketball School camp will be held at the Dubai American Academy in Al Barsha from Friday, June 28 – Friday, July 5.  Former Boston Celtics guard Greg Minor will attend the week-long camp to provide on-court instruction alongside Jeff Christiansen, NBA Basketball School Dubai Technical Director and former Reno Bighorns (NBA G League) assistant coach. The tuition-based basketball development program, which debuted in Dubai in March, includes skill-based sessions and stations focusing on the ......read more

A Big Weekend in Belgium for UAE Team Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has announced a five-man line-up for this weekends one-day races in Belgium, including young Belgian hopeful Jasper Philipsen who will make his race debut.    Joining Philipsen at Dwars door het Hageland (21 June), Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl (22 June) and Elfstedenronde (23 June) will be team-mates Rory Sutherland, Oliviero Troia, Cristian Munoz and Roberto Ferrari.    Commenting ahead of the race, Philipsen said: “I have never participated in these three races, but I know the roads well. They are typical Belgian races, with hilly parcours and narrow, technical sections. They will suit the fast finishers and also the riders who go well on this type of terrain. I am really motivated, racing on the roads of Belgium is always special ......read more

Special Olympics UAE takes UN stage to inspire spirit of inclusiveness through sports

June 18thDubai, UAE:  Special Olympics UAE has called on the international community to capitalize on the power of sports to usher in a new era of social inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities as the 12thsession of UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) got under way at United Nations Headquarters in New York.   Representing the UAE at the UN conference, Chaica Al Qassimi, a prominent UAE Athlete, highlighted the key role played by Special Olympics UAE in promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences in the nation.    A champion of inclusiveness for people with intellectual disabilities, Chaica described her experiences as a referee as well as a Torch Runner at the World Games Abu Dhabi, held in ......read more

Pogacar Hoping to Be the Hero on Home Soil

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has blended youth and experience for the upcoming Tour of Slovenia (19-23 June), with Slovenian Time Trial (TT) Champion Tadej Pogacar leading the team’s General Classification (GC) hopes on home soil.    The youngster, who is having an impressive debut season for UAE Team Emirates will be supported by fellow Slovenian Jan Polanc, Rui Oliveira, Simone Consonni, Marco Marcato and Diego Ulissi.    Commenting ahead of the race, Tadej Pogacar said: “My goal is to continue to race at the same level I have since the start of the season. I am really motivated and aim to do my best. The Tour of Slovenia will offer three particularly challenging stages, I fancy them but I know that the competition will be high and will make for an ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi award Cappellini new long-term contract

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa says Italian powerboat racing legend has been rewarded for outstanding results   Abu Dhabi, 13 June, 2019:  Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club announced today that powerboat racing legend Guido Cappellini has signed a new long-term contract as manager of Team Abu Dhabi, the reigning F1H2O world champions.   The club says the new agreement, running until 2025, rewards Cappellini for the outstanding results achieved by Team Abu Dhabi since he took charge in February 2015.   The Italian has made Team Abu Dhabi the dominant force in the UIM F1H2O World Championships over the last four seasons, during which time they have won the team title three times and the drivers’ crown twice with Shaun Torrente and Alex Carella.   In addition, Emirati ......read more

Instagram launches low-data mode

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Instagram recently launched a new feature designed to help you continue to enjoy the content you love on Instagram while reducing the amount of data you use on your phone. With this opt-in mode for Android only, you can view your favorite content on Instagram with reduced image loading time, by reducing the amount of data that Instagram uses on your mobile phone.   How It Works: You’ll now have three customizable options when for viewing high-resolution media and pre-loading videos. Go to "Settings," then "Account," then "Cellular Data Use” – and then you will be able to turn this setting on, which will prevent the loading of videos and high-resolution media in advance. Once this setting is enabled, you’ll be able to choose ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Looking Good in Double Title Chase

Al Mulla on top again in Italy as Al Tayer stays in hunt for Runabout GP1 title   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 June, 2019: The season is not yet half over in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship, but Team Abu Dhabi are looking good in their quest for a double title success.   While reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla continues to appear unbeatable, team-mate Rashed Al Tayer remains very much in the hunt for the Runabout GP1 crown, despite enduring more than his fair share of misfortune in the Grand Prix of Italy.   The series now takes a break until later in the year, with a third round in China as yet to be confirmed ahead of the other rounds in India in November and finally Sharjah in December.   Al Mulla, who made it eight Grand Prix victories in a row in Italy, now holds a ......read more

17th Win of the Season for UAE Team Emirates as Pogacar Becomes a National Champion

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:  The riders of UAE Team Emirates continue their record breaking season with another win – this time courtesy of the young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar, who became a national Individual Time Trial Champion over the weekend.    His 5th victory of the season was taken on the 44km TT course in Ljubljana and became his first national professional title after beating Matej Mohoric (+29″) and Jan Tratnik (+45″) both from Bahrain-Merida.   Pogacar said: “I was aware of the high level of the competitors, especially considering Mohoric and Tratnik were competing, however I was well trained and worked hard after the Tour of California. In the first part of the course I set a regular pace, close to my limit, and in the second half I pushed as ......read more

Dan Martin Returns to the Road to Lead UAE Team Emirates at the Criterium Du Dauphine

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:  As the fans of UAE Team Emirates count down the days until the Tour du France, the team has been busy assembling a solid squad of riders to support their General Classification hopeful Dan Martin at the Criterium du Dauphine (9 - 16 June).    Often considered as the ultimate preparation for the Tour, the eight-stage race will see the team take on two tough days of climbing in the mountains, three hilly days of rolling terrain and classified climbs, two flatter stages that are set up for the sprinters and a 26.1km Individual Time Trial.    The Team: – Daniel Martin (Irl) – Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) – Cristian Muñoz (Col) – Simone Petilli (Ita) – Edward Ravasi (Ita) – Rory Sutherland (Aus) – Oliviero Troia ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Fights His Way to a Third Place Finish at the Giro

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    After more than two and a half weeks of supporting his team mates, Simone Consonni was finally able to demonstrate his sprinting prowess when he exploded in the final few hundred meters of stage 18 to take a third place finish behind Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe) and the stage winner Damiano Cima (Nippo Vini Fantini Faizane).   Up until today Consonni had served his team mates selflessly, firstly as the lead out man for Fernando Gavira and then as a domestique for Conti and Polanc whilst they wore the pink. However, he was able to get his Giro reward after fighting for position in the final kilometres of the race to come second in the bunch sprint, just behind the Cima, who was the solo breakaway rider left up the road.    Commenting the stage, ......read more

European football market revenues grow to record €28 billion as the ‘big five' leagues drive growth

• The European football market generated €28.4bn in revenues in the 2017/18 season, according to Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance; • The ‘big five’ European leagues generated a record €15.6bn in revenue in 2017/18, a 6% increase from the previous year;  • The German Bundesliga remains the best attended European league, with average crowds of over 43,000 in 2018/19; • Premier League clubs’ revenues increased to €5.4bn, driven by increased UEFA distributions to English clubs, as five teams competed in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 2017/18; • In revenue terms, the Premier League is 72% larger than its nearest competitor, Germany’s Bundesliga, which is now the second-biggest league in Europe, overtaking Spain’s La ......read more

Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Berlin for her first in-depth and exclusive interview with an American television network.  Discussing a decisive moment of her chancellery, Merkel says that she does not regret pulling away from nuclear energy in Germany, stressing the importance of renewable energy for working towards a cleaner environment. Referring to her decision to let so many immigrants into Germany, Merkel states that “in a humanitarian emergency we stepped out and helped.” Today she calls for countries to work together when it comes to tackle immigration in the long run: “We as states have to manage, we have to guide immigration. But not in the sense that we shut ourselves off from each other but that we ......read more

DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer tournament concludes; winners honoured at closing ceremony

Dubai, UAE; May 29, 2019:   Dubai Investments Park (DIP) announced the successful completion of its ‘DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer’ tournament, which was held under the patronage of Dubai Investments Park, approved by the Dubai Sports Council, and organised by YalaSports. The tournament featured a total of 13 teams with 23 matches played.  YalaSports was announced as the winner with DIP Sevens and Dubai Refreshments (PEPSI DRC) in second and third place respectively. Murad Elahi Mohammed from Dubai Police was chosen as the best player of the tournament while Ahmed Elhadary from YalaSports was selected as the best goalkeeper. The tournament reinforces Dubai Investments Park’s mission of providing a platform for entities at the community to come together and foster a spirit of ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's exhilarating Roller Coaster Rally set to entertain all this Eid Al Fitr

The Rollercoaster Rally will be on the first day of Eid Al Fitr Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:  Adrenaline junkies across the capital will be spoiled for choice this Eid Al Fitr as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s riveting Roller Coaster Rally returns for the third year running. As the grand finale to the park’s highly popular Free View season, fans and their friends and families are invited to enjoy an evening of delightful entertainment on the first day of Eid Al Fitr, from 6:00 pm until midnight.  The Roller Coaster Rally will see the park extend its opening hours to midnight, offering free entry after 6:00 pm. Those looking for a boost of adrenaline can look forward to experiencing the park’s award-winning rides and attractions such as the world’s fastest rollercoaster Formula ......read more

Get ready for some extreme fun with Cartooners by Cartoon Network MENA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:    Kids, brace yourselves for a brand new 30-episode show called Cartooners on Cartoon Network MENA, filled with activities, pranks and challenges, to tickle your funny bone. Unleash your fun and adventurous side and tune into the Cartoon Network MENA YouTube channel every Thursday, from May 2nd until November 21st, 2019.  The Arabic language show brings the best of real fun and entertainment for children between 6 and 12 years, including Do-It-Yourself (DIY), magic tricks, pranks, challenges and loads of ‘How-To’ videos related to The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears. The show will feature seven children from different Arab nationalities who will dazzle you with fun, diverse, and vibrant content. Al Reem, Asma and ......read more

Dubai clubs win 48 titles in 2018-2019 season

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:   Clubs functioning under the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council won a total of 48 individual and team titles at the senior level in the 2018-2019 season. The success of the Dubai clubs is a reflection of the approach and support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as his emphasis on achieving top position in all fields, and also the patronage and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council. The end-of-season report on the performance of Dubai clubs revealed they had won 70 per cent of the titles on offer in the season despite stiff competition from clubs of other emirates. The Dubai clubs won 24 ......read more

Dolores Shelleh is the first Arab woman to scale Mt. Everest from the North Col

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th May 2019:   Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh has become the first Arab woman to scale Mt. Everest from its toughest North Col terrain. She is also the first Jordanian and the second Serbian to accomplish the feat. Typically, the northern Col of Mt. Everest presents more altitude issues for climbers and has recorded higher fatality numbers due to the elevation of the camps and lack of helicopter rescue options. The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community by Diamond Developers, extended its support to Dolores in her mission. Commenting on her achievement, Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers, said: “Dolores Shelleh has pushed the boundaries and broken all stereotypical notions with her quest for adventure. Focused on promoting ......read more

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California Dreaming for Pogacar as He Sets His Sights on General Classification Success in the Usa…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   Whilst some of UAE Team Emirates’ riders have launched their challenge at the first Grand Tour of the season – the Giro d’Italia – another team will be competing for silverware in the Sunshine State, as they compete at the Amgen Tour of California (12-18 May).    With an average age of just 26-years-old, ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Al Tayer Shows World Title Potential in Portugal…

Reigning world freestyle champion Al Mulla stays on course for seventh straight Grand Prix triumph Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 May, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer produced a sparkling performance in the Grand Prix of Portugal to present himself as a serious title challenger in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship. The Emirati hit the front from the start of the ......read more

El Ghouz and Belayneh top the 10km charts in NAS Running Challenge…

10-year-old Sheikha Al Najjar takes part for the second year Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   Moroccan Anouar El Ghouz and Betlhem Belayneh of Ethiopia won the men’s and women’s title respectively in the 10km professional category of the NAS Running Challenge, which saw more than 1,600 runners of different age and nationalities take part. El Ghouz, who ......read more

Kunimal Crowned 2018-2019 Dubai Bambino Cup Champion…

Young kart racer from Oman wins five rounds in a row   Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: Omani kart sensation Shonal Kunimal won the fifth and final round of the Dubai Bambino Cup on Saturday (11 May) at Dubai Kartdrome to finish a perfect season and claim the 2018-2019 championship over Anthony Joe Khalil by 31 points.   Since October of 2018 Kunimal has withstood challenge after challenge, ......read more

Surprise beat Dubai 2020 to reach NAS Volleyball semis, meet Bin Thani next…

Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding makes its NAS Sports Tournament debut May 11, 2019 - DUBAI – Surprise have booked their place in the semi-final of the NAS Volleyball Championship following an engrossing 3-1 win over defending champions Dubai 2020 on Friday night at a packed Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. The 2017 champions will now meet Bin Thani in the first of the two semi-finals on ......read more

New National Geographic Film Documents Extraordinary Thai Cave Rescue that Gripped the World…

from Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald and Emmy-winning producer John Battsek The film which will air in the Middle East at the same time as globally promises exclusive access and never-before-seen footage from the dramatic 2018 rescue of a youth soccer team trapped in flooding cave in Northern Thailand Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 09, 2019:   Fresh from the ......read more

Sheikh Ahmed attends opening ceremony as 7th NAS Sports Tournament gets started…

Hamza and Farooq lead Abu Dhabi Tigers to stunning win on opening night of NAS Cricket at Wombats Cricket Ground May 08, 2019 - DUBAI - HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee, graced the opening the ceremony of the 7th Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman ......read more

Gaviria Tops Uae Team Emirates' Line-up at the Giro…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 08, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates will be hunting stage victories at the Giro d’Italia as Colombian sprinter, Fernando Gaviria tops the line-up of riders looking for success at the opening Grand Tour of the season.    Despite only one previous appearance at Italy’s most famous stage race, Gaviria has four stage wins under his ......read more

New Pampers Pure Protection Diapers contains Premium cotton and plant-based materials to give your ...…

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Sky News Arabia announces special line up of programming and events to mark the Holy Month of ...…

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Rui Rampages in Romandie and Earns a well deserved spot on the podium…

May 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa kept the team’s fine run of form going as he climbed onto the second step of the podium at the Tour de Romandie on Sunday afternoon. It is Costa’s fourth podium at the race, following third place finishes in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Portuguese rider, who is a former World Champion, attempted to close the time gap in ......read more

#Ramadan 2019 on Twitter…

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Instagram launches #MonthOfGood Movement and first ever Ramadan camera effect…

05 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, Instagram is launching its first ever Ramadan campaign – #MonthOfGood – calling on the global community to celebrate and share kindness on its platform.  To coincide with the campaign, Instagram is also launching its first ever Ramadan camera effect “Lantern”, to encourage members of the Instagram ......read more

Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Chairman of the World Free Zones Organization inaugurates the first ...…

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Future Cycling Champions Turn Out to Celebrate Success of UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019:  The UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy continues to inspire future cycling champions, with hundreds turning out at Yas Marina Circuit to celebrate the success of the team’s latest cycling initiative.     Over 120 youngsters took part in the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy Open Day, with time trial races, skills challenges ......read more

Nuria Iturrios wins the inaugural 2019 OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic…

The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Speedmaster 38mm   May 5th 2019, Dubai, UAE: Following three days of enthralling and exciting golf, the first-ever OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic has concluded in victory for Nuria Iturrios from Spain. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 stroke lead on the renowned Faldo course at Emirates ......read more

Double Podium Day for Uae Team Emirates as Kristoff and Costa Place Third in Frankfurt and Romandie…

Dubai, UAE - May 04, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff secured another podium finish at Eschborn-Frankfurt, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be a fifth successive victory for the sprinter.   A breakaway ruled the early hours of the race, but were eventually caught by the ferocious pace of the chasing group in the final kilometres. Approaching the closing ......read more

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Passes the Baton to Organizers of Next Two World Games…

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Highly Technical Cybersecurity Conference in the Middle East Returns to Dubai for 3rd Edition…

Fostering disruptive innovations from young minds throughout the region Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019:  Dubai Electronic Security Center recently organized in partnership with Comae Technologies a conference technically titled as (OPCDE) which hosted more than 200 delegates. The technical cyber security conference (OPCDE) gathered security researchers, professionals and cyber security ......read more

Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award and Huawei announce the ...…

The winners received an all-expense paid photo-tour in Iceland to rewrite the rules of smartphone photography with HUAWEI P30 Pro Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 1, 2019 -   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) alongside the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), one of the world’s most renowned photography associations, is ......read more

Get your Pokémon Toys in time for the new Detective Pikachu movie release!…

Enjoy a range of Pokemon collectable action figures and plush toys from the soon to be released Detective Pikachu movie Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019:  Are you ready for the exciting new movie release from children’s cult favourite, Pokemon? The movie is set to feature a whole host of cute and mystical Pokemon creatures with Ryan Reynolds starring as the voice of the leading character ......read more

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Celebrate Ramadan with unique leisure and dining offers at Dubai Parks and Resorts…

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Ikristoff Aims to Retain His Frankfurt Crown, Whilst Costa Leads Team to Battle in Romandie…

Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff will look to retain his Eschborn Frankfurt title this week as he heads to Germany, captaining a strong line-up of riders hoping to continue the team’s fine run of form.    Kristoff has been one of the team’s best performers over the past two seasons and will be looking to build on his top ......read more

Second Endurance Victory for Emirates Racing…

Team Emirates tops Corporate ranking and LD Russia nabs Nations Cup   Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019:   Emirates Racing, with drivers Mohammad Mattar, Romaldo Labrooy, Ramez Azzam and captain Arjun Manjunath, held off Pro champion Bin Drai Karting Team in the second round of the 2019 Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship, to wrap up back-to-back wins for the team from Emirates ......read more

Almarzooqi Bags Third Victory in UAE Flyboarding Championship…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27 April, 2019:  Manea Habeeb Almarzooqi completed a hat-trick of victories in the third round of the UAE Fly Board Championship in Abu Dhabi.   Adding to his successes in the first two rounds Almarzooqi won from Ali Saeed Al Hemeiri in second and Saud Hassan Alhammadi in third, in the event hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club at the weekend ......read more

Abu Dhabi Providing ‘Perfect Stage to Keep Cultural Traditions Alive' at 2nd Organisation of ...…

Storytellers and Palestinian embroidery experts use festival platform to share knowledge and heritage and demonstrate importance of age-old art forms in spreading global message of tolerance Four-day celebration of Islamic cultures poised to enter final day Abu Dhabi, April 27, 2019:   The 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival (OIC), held under the patronage of His ......read more

Musical brothers Salim-Sulaiman to dazzle guests at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai…

Dubai, 27 April 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting sensational Indian musical duo Salim-Sulaiman on May 3rd in front of Rajmahal Theatre.   Salim-Sulaiman are among India's most respected composers and have produced ......read more

Ulissi Takes a Podium Place at La Fleche Wallone…

Dubai, UAE - April 25, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi recorded his highest ever finish at the Ardennes Classics, picking up a spot on the podium at La Flčche Wallonne. The Italian proved he is in fine condition and was rewarded for his aggressive riding style, finishing third behind winner Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and second place, Jakob Fuglsang (Team ......read more

du LaLiga HPC Players at Levante UD for Professional Trials…

Dubai, UAE – April 24, 2019:  du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC) announced today that two of its players have been selected by LaLiga to be scouted by one of the best youth Spanish clubs, Levante UD.  Midfielder U16 Barbod Mazloumian and Center Back U16 Jade Sultan will conduct a trial at Levante UD Club in Valencia, reflecting du and LaLiga’s commitment to providing ......read more

Experience the ‘How To Train Your Dragon' Egg Hunt at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai this Easter…

Dubai, 24 April 2019:  Back by popular demand! Come experience the return of the DreamWorks Animation How To Train Your Dragon unconventional egg hunt this Easter from 25th to 27th April only at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, a theme park where rides and movies come together.  Dragon egg hunters will get exclusive entry from 2pm to 6pm to search for rare Dragon eggs, fly with Dragons ......read more

Abu Dhabi Primed to Show Diversity of Islam at 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival…

Landmark festival opens at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) tomorrow for four-day celebration of cultures and traditions across the Islamic World Event will provide platform for Islamic nations to strengthen collaboration and spread messages of unity and tolerance across the world Abu Dhabi, April 24, 2019:   Abu Dhabi will shine the spotlight on tolerance, ......read more

Spectacular Show Jumping Season to Come to an End with Emirates Longines Final in Sharjah…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the three-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League Final When: Thursday, April 25th from 2:30pm onwards; Friday, April 26th from 1:30pm onwards and Saturday, April 27th from 1:30pm onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: ......read more

Young Horses Finals held at Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club's Indoor Sand Arena…

‘Celvita Z’ tops in the category of Young Horses 7 years (2012), ‘Miss Chello’ wins in the category of Young Horses 6 years (2013) and in the category of Young Horses 5 years (2014), ‘Joep V D Elsakker’ comes in first place Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2019:   7-year-old horse ‘Celvita Z’, owned by Mohamed Salem Mohamed Al Hosani and ......read more

Team Thunderstorm Triumph in the Formula Ethara National Finals at Yas Conference Centre…

Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2019:  This year, Formula Ethara included the first schools from Oman, underlining the impressive year-on-year growth of this inspirational STEAM initiative Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, April 22, 2019: Yas Conference Centre at Yas Marina Circuit welcomed the fifth edition of Formula Ethara National Finals – a STEAM-based competition for schools from the UAE and, ......read more

Brothers Claim Double Triumph in UAE Wakeboarding Championship…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 April, 2019:   Emirati star Omeir Saeed added another title to his growing collection with victory in the UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi. The 21-year-old Red Bull athlete lived up to his reputation as the country’s top performer with another impressive display to top the Freeride category for professional riders. Making it a perfect day for the ......read more

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

In partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Winning team was awarded $3,000 in recognition of their concept for improving rural agricultural systems Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2019:   startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and powered by Tamkeen, held its annual Startup Showcase event for the Beyond the Pitch Program on ......read more

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

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  This week’s Show Jumping National sees the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club host the Young Horses Final from Friday, April 19th to Saturday, April 20th. Young horses (5 – 7 years old) will be ......read more

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

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

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

Ali Hamad Al Kirbi recognised for winning most medals and Omar Abdul Aziz Al Marzooqi commended for ‘best sports achievement’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 17, 2019:   At the awards ceremony held yesterday by the General Authority for Sports at Mubadala Arena, 515 individuals were recognised for their significant contributions to the sporting world. With the generosity of His ......read more

International Prize for Arabic Winner Announcement…

Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019:  The winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 will be announced at a ceremony at the Fairmount Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 23 April 2019, from 7pm (GST). The ceremony will be followed by a press conference with the 2019 winner from 8.30pm (GST) at the same venue.    The 2019 shortlist, with author names in alphabetical ......read more

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

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Friday, April 19th from 1:30pm onward and Saturday, April 20th from 11:30am onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free parking available within ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:   Get ready for a fun, family day out at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, on April 19th! Renowned Emirati singer Balqees Fathi will dazzle audiences with her melodious voice at 8.30pm in front of the Rajmahal Theater. The celebration marks the launch of the Emirati annual pass for AED 595 which will ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  It continues to be a mesmeric month for UAE Team Emirates, with the team picking up honours at the Tour of the Basque Country.   This time it was the turn of Irishman Dan Martin, who finished second in the General Classification (GC), 29 seconds behind eventual winner Ion Izagirre (Astana Pro Team). It was a great overall performance from Martin and ......read more

Sharjah's riders continue their winning streak…

Anita Annika Sande wins first place during the 15th Week of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League, held in Sharjah Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  Anita Annika Sande and her horse ‘For Cash 2’ from Elite Stable was the victor in the closing competition of the 15th week of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League that was held on Thursday and Friday at the Sharjah Equestrian ......read more

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

FBMA and UAE Ice Sport Federation organise the international ice hockey event Abu Dhabi, UAE; 14 April 2019:   The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) along with the UAE Ice Sport Federation announced they are jointly organising the IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia 2019. Kicking off in Abu Dhabi today (Sunday 14 April), the event will gather players from both the ......read more

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

The 5th edition of the Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum to focus on upcoming projects in the multi-billion dollar industry  The event will be attended by visionaries who will address the industry challenges and discuss their solution   April 14th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Eminent speakers across the Middle East’s entertainment and retail ......read more

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