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OMEGA celebrates 2-year countdown to Lausanne 2020

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018:  As the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games, OMEGA has today celebrated the 2-year countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, together with the event’s organising committee. When the Opening Ceremony takes place on the 10th of January 2020, Lausanne 2020 will mark the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Around 1,880 young athletes from over 70 nations will compete in 81 events around the Swiss city of Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, St. Moritz, and in the nearby Vaud Alps and French Jura mountains. Lausanne 2020 will be particularly notable for having the same number of male and female athletes competing, as well as being the first time that ski mountaineering appears on the Olympic Games programme. To start the clock for ......read more

Dubai Tour team line-up announced: 16 teams of seven riders at the start

Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  The 16 teams invited to the fifth edition of the Dubai Tour – taking place from 6 to 10 February 2018 – have been officially announced. Nine UCI WorldTour Teams, five UCI Professional Continental Teams, one UCI Continental Team and one UAE National Selection team will be at the start of the five-stage professional cycling race organised by the Dubai Sports Council in collaboration with RCS Sport. Each team will consist of seven riders. UCI WORLDTOUR TEAMS ASTANA PRO TEAM – KAZ Astana is part of the Astana President’s Professional Sports Club, which was created by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, N.A. Nazarbayev, in 2012. Astana’s palmares includes an Olympic gold medal (Alexander Vinokourov, now General Manager, won the Men’s Road Race, London ......read more

Fighting Online Piracy With TMG

Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  TMG specializes in the protection of premium content. The company will unveil its latest innovations in the field of anti-piracy, broadcast monitoring and compliance at CABSAT 2018 in Za’beel Halls 1-3, French Pavilion, Stand No ZB6-D30. As illegal live-streaming continues to explode, becoming the strongest development for piracy in media and entertainment, efficient solutions have become available to broadcasters of premium content, explains anti-piracy expert TMG.  “Avid fans will do anything to watch their favorite teams live” says Bastien Casalta, Chief Technology Officer at TMG. “Aside from the obvious Facebook or YouTube, new pirate sites are launched every week, providing millions of users with illegal access to live sports, especially in Europe, North Africa, ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Announce Line-up for Opening Race of 2018 UCI World Tour Season

UAE Team Emirates will embark on their second UCI World Tour season this week, heading to Australia as the team tackle the Santos Tour Down Under from 16th – 21st January. Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  Representing the UAE colours and making his Santos Tour Down Under debut, is former World Champion, Rui Costa, alongside teammates Matteo Bono, Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Marco Marcato, Manuele Mori and Diego Ulissi, the latter producing some of the strongest displays for UAE Team Emirates in the team’s 2017 debut season.  The Santos Tour Down Under was first staged in 1999 and became a prestigious UCI World Tour event in 2008 becoming the first race to be staged outside of cycling's traditional European home. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the race, now synonymous with riders looking to ......read more

Global Village hosts awards ceremony for Victory Project winners

Dubai, 14th January 2018:  Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park and the region's key family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, hosted the awards ceremony for the winners of one of the UAE’s largest ever community initiatives, the Victory Project. The Victory Project is a Global Village community initiative, specifically designed to instill patriotism among the students of the UAE and generated a tremendous response. It registered the participation of 15,000 students from 111 schools from across the UAE. They were challenged to creatively decorate and color ceramic sculptures shaped as the three-fingered UAE victory salute and more than 3,000 sculptures were submitted. At the ceremony, Ahmad AlMarri, Director of Operations at Global Village presented the ......read more

Dubai Culture Organises ‘Carnival of Ideas'

The event included a variety of workshops and activities focused on establishing ethical habits and values ​ [Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 January 2018] -  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted its ‘Carnival of Ideas’ spring forum through the Department of Cultural and Heritage Programs and the Dubai Heritage Development Centers. The two-week programme ran from 17th to 28th December 2017, featuring an innovative series of workshops and activities, as well as cultural and heritage events exclusively for fifth to ninth grade female students from aged 10 to 14 years old. On the first day of the programme, a ‘Lights from Hay’ workshop was presented by Hind Al Ameri from the Attaba Center. On ......read more

International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF): Longlist and judges announcement date

Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018:  The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. It is given to a novel in Arabic which the judges consider to be the best of that year.    Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high quality Arabic literature internationally through the translation and publication of winning and shortlisted novels in other major languages.    At 9am GMT / 1pm GST on Wednesday 17 January, the 2018 longlist of 16 books and the panel of five judges will be announced. The longlist will be chosen from 124 submissions which have all been published in the last 12 months.     The Prize is run with the support, as its mentor, of the Booker Prize ......read more

IKEA Welcomes Children in-store to Spread Love for the Arabic Language as Part of ‘Arabic Reassembled' Initiative

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  During Arab Literacy Day on 8 January, IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, gave children the chance to ignite their passion and understanding for Arabic with its new in-store initiative. ‘Arabic Reassembled’ is a creative solution for children to learn and create 12 Arabic words that are used daily, using the all-familiar IKEA instruction manual.  You can also participate in the event at Yas Mall from 11-13 January or at Dubai Festival City from 8-13 January.  

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Princess Reema hopes to see a woman in every Saudi sports federation

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, winner of the Arab Sports Personality Award at the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, wants to see more women take up top positions in Saudi Arabian sports federation and inspire the generations that follow. The first female to lead a Saudi sports federation when she took over as president of the Federation for Community Sports in October, Princess Reema is also Deputy President of Saudi Arabia’s Sports Authority for Planning & Development. Her pioneering role in the founding and regulation of women’s sport in Saudi Arabia, including the introduction of sports among girls in public schools, has seen Princess Reema bag the prestigious Arab Sports Personality award at the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more

Dubai-based Briton makes waves on debut in Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah

Record number of 367 entries on second day of events in General Public category DUBAI, 9th January 2018:   The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw a Briton entering the fray in the General Public category on Monday in Dubai. A record number of 367 falcons participated in five disciplines of the Jeer Tabaa Farkh and Jernas events in the General Public category on the seventh day of competition in Ruwayyah. The Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah will continue until January 15th at the dedicated site for falconry in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (Exit 55) in Dubai with Qarmossha Farkh and Jernas events for General Public on Tuesday ......read more

Sheikh Hamdan congratulates MBR Creative Sports Award winners

DUBAI, UAE, Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated the winners of the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award and thanked them for their “extraordinary efforts” to promote creativity and the empowerment of women in sports. The winners of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, which is the biggest award of its kind in the world and one of the entities under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will be honoured at a glittering awards ceremony on Wednesday at Dubai World Trade Centre’s Sheikh Rashid Ballroom, starting 11am. “We welcome these creative athletes and officials in a country that prides itself in ......read more

Records fall as Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah opens for General Public

Abdullah Khalfan Al Qubaisi’s entry ‘Al Sirmi’ breaks 17-second barrier DUBAI, 9th January 2018:  The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) produced record-breaking performances in the General Public category on Sunday in Dubai. Abdullah Khalfan Al Qubaisi’s entry named ‘Al Sirmi’ broke the 17-second barrier clocking the fastest time of 16.979 seconds in the six-day old championship as 280 falcons competed in the Jeer Shaheen Farkh and Jernas events in Ruwayyah. The Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah will continue until January 15th at the dedicated site for falconry in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (Exit ......read more

Panasonic Jaguar Racing Set Their Sights on Marrakesh E-Prix

Panasonic Jaguar Racing prepare for the third E-Prix of the season  Following a positive start in Hong Kong, Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr hope for more points in Marrakesh The Jaguar I-TYPE 2 shows signs of progress, potential and pace  Paul Di Resta and Pietro Fittipaldi are announced as rookie drivers for Marrakesh Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 January 2018 –  Leaving behind the bright lights of Hong Kong, Panasonic Jaguar Racing head to the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, Morocco, for the next instalment of the FIA Formula E Championship.    The third E-Prix of the season, on 13 January, starts at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan before winding its way through the streets of Marrakesh. In the shadow of the city’s world-famous medina, the 1.86 mile ......read more

Host of international stars to perform at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi for MBC's ‘Got Talent Live' show

Performers from American, Ukrainian, Romanian, French, Asian and British editions of famous ‘Got Talent’ TV show to appear at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi Illusionist, acrobat, singers, dancers and a ventriloquist to take to the stage in spectacular 45-minute show Shoppers to be wowed by artists who won or came runner-up in their respective national TV talent contests ‘Got Talent Live’ will be held twice a day for seven days from 14th-20thJan Abu Dhabi, January 08, 2018:  Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is to welcome the international stars of TV’s most popular talent show to the capital for seven-days of amazing, fun-filled performances from January 14th-20th.   The ‘Got Talent Live’ show will see winners or runners-up from previous series of the TV show that aired in America, ......read more

Juniors light up Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah

3 year-old Ahmed Jumaa Al Falahi is youngest falconer to compete this year  DUBAI, 7th January 2018:  The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw the emergence of a new generation of falconers in Dubai on Saturday. It was a heart-warming sight to see Emirati children, the youngest just three years old, displaying their love of falcons and enthusiasm for the sport of falconry, achieving the strategic objective of the organizers HHC to encourage young people to continue the legacy handed down from their grandparents through successive generations. The Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah for Juniors attracted 109 entries with the young ......read more

IKEA Introduces 'arabic Reassembled' as Part of Uae Initiative to Spread Love for the Arabic Language

Families are invited to take part at the IKEA Store in Dubai Festival City on 8 January 2018 and at Yas Mall on 11 January 2018 Dubai, UAE, 7th January 2018:   IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, has designed an initiative named ‘Arabic Reassembled’ to encourage children to learn and engage with the Arabic language. 68%* of young Arabic-speaking nationals in the GCC confirm they use English more than Arabic, so to support the UAE Government’s initiatives, IKEA has designed a fun and creative solution for children, the way it knows best. During Arab Literacy Day on 8 January, children will be given the chance to assemble 12 different Arabic words using the universally familiar IKEA instruction manual. While making Arabic words that are used daily, children will be able to learn while ......read more

Dubai Studio City Launches Video Competition for Content Creators

Videos can be submitted until 25 January 2018  Lucky winner to receive all-inclusive three-month membership at in 5   Dubai-UAE: 7 January, 2018 –  Dubai Studio City, a regional platform for companies within the broadcasting, filmmaking, media production and entertainment sectors, in collaboration with in5, an enabling platform for entrepreneurs in tech, design and media developed to help nurture ideas and businesses to the next phase of growth, has launched a competition inviting content creators to showcase their talent through innovatively produced videos. The closing date for submissions is 25 January 2018.   Supported by UTURN, the leading Arabic entertainment network on YouTube, the contest allows local content creators to promote their projects and attract a wider fan base. The videos ......read more

DIFF 365@VOX Powered by Du Set to Charm With Indian Comedy Drama, Newton

Dubai, UAE, 07 January, 2018:  DIFF 365@VOX powered by du, continues its run of compelling, challenging and entertaining global independent cinema with India's nomination for the Oscars, the hit feature film 'Newton'. 'Newton', the second feature from Indian filmmaker Amit V. Masurkar, promises to have audiences both laughing and engrossed with its charming take on a political satire. The film centres around Newton Kumar (Rajkummar Rao), a rookie government clerk sent on election duty to the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarth, India against formidable odds - including guerrilla attacks, apathetic security forces and the visit of a foreign reporter. Despite the circumstances, Newton tries his best to conduct a fair voting process in the region. In an incredible and endearing performance that has ......read more

Dubai Fitness Challenge Inspires Over a Million People, Leaving Active Lifestyle Legacy

Huge involvement from schools plus increased levels of regular exercise and high satisfaction scores were among the key outcomes of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, providing an important foundation for becoming the most active city in the world 90% of participants achieved an average of at least 30 daily minutes of activity 93% would participate in challenge again, 91% would be advocates 12.4 million views for DFC content across social media Engagement extended well beyond registered participants, with over 1 million residents believed to have been impacted Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 6 January 2018:  The success of the recent Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, has been ......read more

Al Tayer Motors Marks 7th Association with Gamilati Endurance Cup for Mares

Dubai, UAE, 4 January 2018.   Al Tayer Motors, the UAE’s official Land Rover importer-dealer, began its association with the Gamilati Endurance Cup for Mares in 2012 and the December 2017 staging marks the company’s seventh sponsorship of the event. The Gamilati Endurance Cup for Mares, being held as part of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival, seeks to recognise and honour the best rider and mare combination in endurance racing. The sport requires the rider and horse to work in perfect harmony as a combination. They must manage pace to complete long distances in the shortest riding time while passing stringent veterinary examinations to ensure that the horse is in a good physical condition.  As one of the UAE’s leading automobile dealerships, Al Tayer Motors is committed ......read more

Atlantis, the Palm and Amstur Caviar Break the Guiness World Record™ Title for the World Largest Caviar Tin at 50kg

The world’s largest tin at 50kg was unveiled on New Year’s Eve 2017 at the resorts famous Gala Dinner    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (January 2, 2018) –   Atlantis, The Palm teamed up with luxury US caviar company AmStur this New Year’s Eve to create the impossible and break the Guinness World Record™ for the world’s largest caviar tin. The 50kg serving of caviar was presented to guests at the resorts’ Gala Dinner and smashed the previous Guinness World Record™ for the world’s largest caviar tin, which was recorded in 2016, weighing in at 17kg.    The 50kg serving was presented to guests in a custom-made, diamond shaped caviar tin coined ‘Cleito’ after the famous goddess known as the ‘Mother of Atlantis’. The 98cm x ......read more

Middle East students win prestigious awards at 2017 ICT Skill Competition Final in China

Dubai, UAE – 30 December 2017:  Thirteen teams of students from across the region won prizes at Huawei’s International ICT Skill Competition finals this week. The winners were selected following a grueling five months of qualifying rounds that saw participation from 10 countries in the Middle East. Their prizes were awarded at the ICT Talent Cultivation & Award Ceremony in Shenzhen.  Launched in August 2017 and in partnership with 14 government ministries, the Huawei Middle East ICT Skill Competition was hugely successful in its mission to unearth and cultivate the region’s finest ICT talent, bringing together more than 10,285 students from 121 educational institutions. The 13 finalist teams had a unique opportunity to learn from Huawei’s leading global ICT on an all-expense paid trip to ......read more

Rising Star 2017 show at Dubai Outlet Mall gives kids an ideal platform to showcase their creativity & aspirations

Kids emulate their favorite role models inspired by artists, philanthropists and various professions Dubai, UAE (December 27, 2017):   The creativity and aspirations of kids were on full display at Rising Star 2017, a show with a difference which was organised by Dubai Outlet Mall recently.  The show was a platform for kids to emulate their favourite role models who served as a source of inspiration. Rising Star 2017 had more than 35 kids from Dubai participating in three age groups between 7-10 years, 11-14 years and 15-18 years and was organised in association with Miranda Davidson Studios. In the initial stages of the show, the kids had identified their favourite role models and then discussed their specific looks.  The kids then dressed up like their favourite role models and had a short performance ......read more

Dubai Customs kicks off 23rd Carpet & Art Oasis 2018

Dubai – 27 December 2017:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih kicked off the 23rd Carpet & Art Oasis 2018 which is organized this year under the theme “A Fabric of Innovation” from 26th December 2017 to 15th January 2018 at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 & 3 as part of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 2018.  Present in the event was a number of senior directors from Dubai Customs and (DSF), plus traders and businessmen. The total space of the exhibition is 8,000 m2 compared to 6,000 m2 and the number of carpets rose to 200,000 pieces compared to 180,000 pieces last year. There will be 90 stands to showcase the carpets 80% of which are hand-made.   Director of Dubai Customs toured the exhibition and viewed the exquisite offerings for this ......read more

Thrills and spills in third episode of AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah

Emiratis Saeed Mohammed Al Ketbi (number 6) and Matar Ali Ahmed Rashed Al Habsi (number 7) selected to compete in the next round   DUBAI, 23rd December 2017:   The third episode of the 18th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program produced some scintillating performance at Al Meydan Fort in Global Village on Friday 22nd December night with two more contestants advancing to the next round. Young Emirati Saeed Mohammed Al Ketbi (number 6) from Al Ain and Matar Ali Ahmed Rashed Al Habsi (number 7) from Ras Al Khaimah were elated after it was announced they had been chosen for the next round of the competition. Organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive heritage sports, 16 finalists are vying for the grand prize of AED 1 million and the ......read more

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Together for Egyptian Cinema: A Million happy viewers…

Empire will distribute Synergy Films’ lineup exclusively in the Middle-East. The lineup includes a minimum of 9 movies to be released in 2018 with an ultimate goal of 1 Million admissions Synergy Films will be the sole acquisition agent of Empire International for Egyptian films. Dubai, December 7th, 2017:  Empire International and Synergy Films have today announced a new ......read more

ClevaMama makes bedtime a breeze…

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017:  With the busy festive and new year period just around the corner, it’s an exciting time for the whole family. It can be lovely to experience the season through the eyes of your child, but all the excitement and changes of routine can lead to many little ones – who used to sleep perfectly through the night – regressing in their sleep habits and ......read more

Nissan teams up with Desailly and Basler to set fans ultimate Challenge…

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017:  To celebrate the end of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Nissan surprised football fans on their way to a match by challenging them to put their playing skills and knowledge of Europe’s biggest club competition to the test. Teaming up with former stars and UCL legends Marcel Desailly and Mario Basler, Nissan took to the streets of London and ......read more

Stars Grace the Red Carpet for DIFF's Opening Night…

Sir Patrick Stewart, Cate Blanchett, Wahid Hamid, Irrfan Khan, Hend Sabri and Sonam Kapoor, amongst the stars who walked the DIFF Opening Carpet  Youssra, Mona Wassef, Aida Riad, Abdel Rahman Abu Zahra, Safeya Al Omary, Ahmed Helmy, Ahmad Ezz, Menna Shalaby, Olga Kurylenko, Claes Bang, Vanessa Williams also in attendance, shining a spotlight on global cinema  Dubai, 7 December ......read more

Ghantoot present 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International…

Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017:  The 2017-2018 Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club season moves into top gear when the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club hosts the prestigious 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International this month. Officially presented by Maserati – Premier Motors, the tournament starts on Sunday, December 10 and culminates in the grand final on Friday, December ......read more

The Le Clos VIP Lounge at Dubai International Film Festival is Set to Lure Celebrities with ...…

Three of the Maldives luxury resorts Amilla Fushi, Huvafen Fushi and Finolu offering blissful vacations Favorite brand to the stars, Issa with House of Fraser to debut its latest collection Fine Jewellery Label INTISARS Debuts on the Red Carpet Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017:  As Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) gears up to celebrate its 14th edition (6-13 December),the team at ......read more

DIFF to Enchant Dubai With Eight Days of Compelling Cinema…

14th Festival will welcome incredible lineup of films and stars with 140 works screened over eight days  Dubai Film Market brings exceptional opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking with 28 industry talks, panel discussions, masterclasses and events  Tickets on sale now at www.diff.ae, VOX at Mall of the Emirates, Madinat Theatre and Madinat Arena  Four awards ......read more

The Verses of Peace Exhibition begins at the Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre…

Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  With a view to propagate the message of peace to the world, The Islamic Art Forum in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Art Hub opened their “Verses of Peace” Exhibition showcasing works of well known artists around the globe including the work of Syrian artist Aksam Talla and Salvatore Savoca from Italy, Mohammad Althagafi from Saudi Arabia. At the ......read more

Legend Yevgeniya Kanayeva to grace Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics Cup…

Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  Following a successful debut last year, the Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics - DuGym Cup is back, promising a bigger and better show this weekend. Organised by DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics, UAE’s first club of its sort, and supported by the Dubai Sports Council, the second edition of the tournament, which had attracted 285 gymnasts from 21 ......read more

DIFF Welcomes Quantum Global to Sponsor the Prestigious Muhr Awards Competition…

Dubai, 04 December 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Quantum Global are the latest sponsor to join the roster of benefactors at the Festival’s 14th edition. Quantum Global partner with DIFF to sponsor the Muhr Awards – now entering its twelfth year of competition – a showcase that honours the best of cinema from the United Arab ......read more

Irrfan Khan: One of the True Greats of Cinema to Receive DIFF Honorary Award at the Festival's 14th ...…

Dubai, 04 December 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival welcomes one of India’s most prominent and celebrated actors ever, Irrfan Khan, to receive the DIFF Honorary Award in commendation of his contributions to film throughout an illustrious and imperious career that began over 30 years ago. With his name emblazoned on the world stage Irrfan Khan, the former Muhr AsiaAfrica ......read more

The largest theater production celebrating the UAE National Day in the history of Global Village…

‘Belad Alkhair’ sings about the love of the homeland  Dubai, 4 December 2017:  Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park, commenced on Friday the celebrations for the 46th National Day of the UAE with the epic performance of "Belad Alkhair", which is one of the largest theater production in the history of the Global ......read more

“42 participate at the National Day Camel Marathon "…

The Al Balooshi brothers in emphatic victory, complete a first and second double in the events closest finish Dubai, 4 December, 2017:  The third edition of the National Day Camel Marathon was held on Sunday, December 3rd, at Dubai International Endurance City in Seih Al-Salam, Dubai. With 42 participants, who set off in the early hours of the morning, around a challenging 25km ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Yousif Mirza Second in First Abu Dhabi Classic…

Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ Emirati rider Yousif Mirza came second to Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) at the inaugural Abu Dhabi to Al Ain Classic in the UAE today. Yousif was joined by Italian teammates Roberto Ferrari - who joined Mirza on the podium - and Manuele Mori, as well as 200 other riders at the start line.   Speaking after his finish, Mirza ......read more

Festive mood takes off at Dubai's Waterfront Market as 46th UAE National Day nears…

The festive mood is in the air at the Waterfront Market, Dubai’s one-of-a-kind destination focused on quality fresh food, as it prepares for the upcoming 46th UAE National Day celebrations. The Waterfront Market has announced many activities scheduled for families to enjoy and experience a relaxing and fun-filled time during the three-day holidays from December 1 to 3, 2017. Visitors can ......read more

CNN unveils Haramain Express - goes behind the scenes as Saudi Arabia brings the first high-speed ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2017:  The next episode of CNN Marketplace Middle East, airing on CNN International from Saturday 25 November, looks at how Saudi Arabia is spending billions on rail lines, underground metros and on street trams. The show reports about one of the biggest public transportation projects in the middle east and first major rail projects to come on stream and how it is ......read more

“Dubai Culture” Participates in Kuwait UAE Week with a Programme Full of Activities…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, hosted a number of activities to celebrate ‘Kuwait UAE Week’ - ran from 27th – 29th November 2017 at Zabeel park. The activities were organised in collaboration with the Kuwaiti Consulate General in ......read more

Gala Screenings Welcomes the Best of World Cinema to the Madinat Arena at DIFF…

Dubai, 29 November 2017:  The 14th Edition of the Dubai International Film Festival returns with its Red Carpet Galas that will be shining the spotlight on wonderful new works from acclaimed directors, and adding a touch of sparkle to proceedings. The Red Carpet Galas are an opportunity to watch screenings throughout the week at DIFF’s purpose built state-of-the-art venue, the Madinat ......read more

DFTC announces Dubai Studio City and Alfan as key sponsors for VIDXB 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 November 2017:  The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) is delighted to announce two major sponsors for VIDXB 2017, welcoming Dubai Studio City and Alfan to the dedicated gathering for content creators taking place on 8 and 9 December at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB is the region’s first annual event celebrating the world of online video ......read more

Sheikh Nahyan and Princess Rima Win the Top Honours at 9th Edition MBR Creative Sports Awards…

Omar Abdul Rahman Al Amoodi is UAE Athlete of the Year, while Egyptian Squash Star Nour Atef El Sherbini picks up the Arab Athlete Award.   Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017:  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has been named the UAE Sports Personality of the Year at the 9th Edition 2017 of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, while Her Royal ......read more

Panasonic Jaguar Racing Ready for Second Electrifying Season in Fia Formula E…

Race to Innovate - Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s mission - continues as the team head to Hong Kong for the FIA Formula E Championship season opener  New season, new car, new line-up, new rules, new venues  With more than 200 new parts, the new Jaguar I-TYPE 2 racecar is a lighter and more efficient package  Season one champion, Nelson Piquet Jr. joins Jaguar sophomore ......read more

Official Sponsors Confirm Support for DIFF 2017…

Dubai, 27 November 2017:  Thirteen leading entities have been confirmed as ‘Official Sponsors’ for the 2017 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Providing vital support to help stage a sensational 14th edition this December. This year’s local and international sponsors include: luxury car manufacturer BMW; Dubai Airports; media outlets ARN, CNN, ZEE TV, Gulf News, OSN ......read more

Herzog & De Meuron Wins Lombard Odier Architectural Contest for Its New Global Headquarters in ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  The Lombard Odier Group announced today that Herzog & de Meuron has won the contest for its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Bellevue (Geneva). The world renowned architectural practice was the unanimous choice of the contest’s jury, chaired by Hugo Bänziger, Managing Partner of Lombard Odier. Eight international architectural practices ......read more

The Stats Behind UAE Team Emirates' 2017 UCI World Tour Season…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017:  With the 2017 UCI World Tour complete, UAE Team Emirates has released an infographic detailing some of the statistics behind their season.    The team, who made their UCI World Tour debut, competed in 85 races, picking up a total of 19 wins and made 54 appearances on the podium. Collectively, they covered over 285,000km and spent more than ......read more

Dubai Culture Celebrates International Day for Tolerance 2017…

‘Share the Culture of Your Country with Us' CSR team initiative reflects the leadership's directives to build the UAE as an international model for tolerance Dubai Public Library initiatives aim to promote tolerance, coexistence, harmony, respect for diversity and acceptance of others, while also reflecting the Authority’s vision and promoting reading Dubai, United ......read more

Let Film Find You at the 14th Edition of the Dubai International Film Festival…

The biggest film premieres of the year, the latest in Arab cinema, the industry’s most creative talent and an exciting programme of events at the Dubai Film Market  The stage is set for another year of cinematic excellence…   Dubai, November 22, 2017:  The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more

Stellar Line Up of Films Added to DIFF's Diverse Cinema of the World Showcase…

Dubai, 21 November 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival announces the latest additions to its ‘Cinema of the World’ programme, welcoming films from across the globe to join in what will be an unforgettable celebration of cinematic artistry at the Festival’s 14th edition. The next addition in the vibrant line-up is the critically praised ‘The Death of ......read more

Women's Sport Set for Another Boost With Dedicated Spartan Sprint…

Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017:   Women’s sport in the Middle East is set to receive another boost following the announcement of the region’s first dedicated Spartan race for ladies. The team of Dubai Sports Council, Spartan Arabia, XDubai and Dubai Holding are joining forces again, following the first-ever Spartan Middle East Championship in Hatta earlier in the month, to ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Continue 2018 Preparations With Mitsubishi Driving Course…

Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates has continued its preparations for the 2018 season by undertaking a safety driving course with official team car supplier, Mitsubishi Italia. The course, organized for UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Directors, aims to encourage and promote the safe sharing of the road between cars and bikes, as well as making sure the technical team are able ......read more

Dubai Film Connection Supports Innovative Regional Cinema…

13 projects shortlisted for prize pool and a chance to gain access to renowned Cannes Film Festival’s Producers Network and Tribeca Film Institute    Dubai, 21 November 2017:  Thirteen exciting film projects have been selected to take part in this year’s Dubai Film Connection (DFC), the co-production platform of the Dubai Film Market.  The regional filmmakers ......read more

13-Strong Lineup of World Premiere Emirati Films Confirmed for DIFF's 14th Edition…

Muhr Emirati category will feature work from top local talent Dubai, 19 November 2017:  The UAE’s most talented filmmakers have had their work selected to form a 13-strong film lineup, all of which are world premieres, for the Muhr Emirati competition at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) which runs from 6-13 December. The Muhr Emirati category ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Championship for Football Academies set for a “bigger and better” season two…

Christian Wilhelmsson: This tournament is about developing local youth and helping them become better football players Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017:  Bigger and better, the hugely popular Dubai Sports Council Championship for Football Academies is back for season two, promising 12 weeks of action for the 66 participating teams. The tournament, which had seen around 900 players take ......read more

Eleven Films Confirmed for Arabian Nights Programme Will Share Regional Perspectives at DIFF…

From Paris and Sweden to Morocco and Palestine, the 2017 Arabian Nights lineup pays homage to the cultural vibrancy of the ever-changing Arab world Dubai, 12 November 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the vibrant lineup of films for its iconic Arabian Nights programme. A favourite of Festival-goers, the 2017 edition will feature nuanced stories from ......read more

Louvre Abu Dhabi welcomes visitors on sold-out opening day…

Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, welcomes museum’s first visitors  Abu Dhabi, 11 November 2017:  At 10am on Saturday 11 November, Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the public for the first time. The highly-anticipated museum welcomed thousands of visitors to see the exceptional architecture and the masterpieces displayed throughout the galleries. Manuel ......read more

Dubai Women's Triathlon a platform for positivity: UAE Minister Noura Al Kaabi…

First ladies-only triathlon in the region is a big success, attracting more than 250 participants Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017:  Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, has described the Dubai Women’s Triathlon as a platform for “positivity and happiness” after watching more than 250 women of different nationalities cross ......read more

HUAWEI Celebrates Stunning Final to Round off Outstanding Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2017…

HUAWEI and Dubai Sports Council strengthen global reputation for world-class tournaments Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 11, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group, the title sponsor of the 2017 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, enjoyed its integral role in the competition’s spectacular display of sporting prowess and precision organisation as the tournament drew to a dramatic ......read more

The Dubai Film Markets Production Fund Enjaaz in Partnership with Image Nation Supports Six Short ...…

Enjaaz has supported over 300 projects to date with the mission to showcase new regional talent to audiences around the world   Dubai, 07 November 2017:  Six compelling regional short films have received support from the Dubai Film Market’s Enjaaz programme in partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, one of the leading media and entertainment companies in the Middle ......read more

T10 cricket team Bengal Tigers unveiled its Jersey…

7th November, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  The roaring team of the revolutionary T10 cricket league Bengal Tigers unveiled its jersey along with the team anthem on 6th November,2017 at Danube Properties office. Present on the unveiling were the proud owners of the team Mr. Neelesh Bhatnager - Owner of NB venture, Anis Sajan, Managing Director - Danube Group and Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman ......read more

It's Hero Time! Gear Up for Ten Out of Ten Action With Live Action Ben 10 Challenge…

All-new live-action gameshow hosted by Ahmed Khamis, airs on Tuesday at 17:40 (KSA time) Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017:  It’s officially “Hero Time” as Cartoon Network brings to you Ben 10 Challenge – a brand-new and exhilarating live-action game show giving children from across the Middle East a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become their favourite boy hero, Ben ......read more

Over 60,000 little Fun Members have flocked to enjoy Fun City's 100 Days of Play Membership…

100 Days of Fun proves to be a huge success across the GCC with 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99!  Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017:  Fun City’s unique unlimited play membership is officially the talk of the town, with over 60,000 little ones across the region currently taking most advantage to enjoy never-ending fun at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works outlets across ......read more

CNN International visits Palestine Museum - a gateway for emerging artists in the region…

Palestinian Museum supports young artists develop their own art and help redefine the cultural landscape On this month’s edition of ‘Inside the Middle East’, CNN explores the Palestinian Museum and discovers how it is redefining a cultural landscape. Mahmoud Hawari, Director, The Palestinian Museum discusses how the museum is much more than just a building and explains to ......read more

Pink Polo to launch exciting new 2017-2018 season at Abu Dhabi's only Royal Polo Club…

Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:  Polo enthusiasts will once again be treated to the very best sporting action that the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club has to offer when the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club, kicks of what promises to be another exciting season with the popular Pink Polo Day on November 3. Now in its eighth year, the highlight of the Pink Polo event will be an exhibition ......read more

Princess Haya a beacon for Arab sportswomen, says IOC Vice President…

Anita DeFrantz calls on Arab women to follow her lead at Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium   Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:  Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Council, has saluted the UAE Government and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein for their contribution towards empowerment of women in sports, not just inside the country but ......read more

Diverse Storytelling Grows DIFF's Prestigious Cinema of the World Programme…

Eleven of the best and brightest in global cinema join the highly anticipated lineup Audiences will be taken on a dazzling cinematic journey this December  Dubai, 01 November 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the next slate of thrilling cinema from around the globe for its celebrated Cinema of the World category. Held during the 14th Festival, the ......read more

Unique Creative Workshops from Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah At Sharjah International Children's ...…

Artistic training sessions inspire girls’ imaginations Sharjah, 1 November, 2017:  The Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (Sajaya), a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn (Quarter of a Century) Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, held an array of training workshops on the sidelines of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICCF) in October, aimed at ......read more

Women to take centre stage at Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity…

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:   Empowering Women in Sports will be the theme at the 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity this Wednesday as some of the leading ladies from the from the world of sport take the dais at the Palazzo Versace hotel to share their experience with the audience. One of the initiatives of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative ......read more

Iran seeking some more glitter in Dubai…

Ahmadzadeh: “We are in a better condition than we were at the World Cup, especially on the physical side”   Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  On a high following their best ever finish at a World Cup earlier in the summer, 2013 champions Iran are hoping to keep the momentum going at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup this week and add some more “glitter” ......read more

Four Gulf Talents Shortlisted for 2017 IWC Filmmaker Award…

Nayla Al Khaja’s “Animal”, Mohamed Rashed Buali’s “Kombars”, Haifaa Al Mansour’s “Miss Camel” and Muzna Almusafer’s “The Crown of Olives” contend for the top prize of USD 100,000.  Dubai, 30 October 2017:   The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC ......read more

XPOSURE Announces the 17 Winners of its 2017 Global Photography Competition.…

Seventeen winners picked from more than 10,000 entries received from 98 countries  Sharjah, October 29, 2017:  Xposure, Sharjah’s first international photography festival, has announced the winners of a global photography competition that was held as a prelude to the event’s second edition, which is being organised by Sharjah Government Media Bureau and takes place on ......read more

XPOSURE Announces the 17 Winners of its 2017 Global Photography Competition…

1st place winner of the Photojournalism Category - Leyla Emektar – “Sera” 2nd place winner of the Photojournalism Category - Rony Barua – “Risky Travel” 1st place winner of the Portrait Category - Fatma Fahmy – “Palestinians Live” 2nd place winner of the Portrait Category  - Ly Hoang Long – ......read more

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