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UAE Team Emirates Heads to Germany for Euroeyes Cyclassics Hamburg and Deutschland Tour

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:    UAE Team Emirates has a double bill of racing in Germany next week, starting with one-day WorldTour race, the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg (25 August), which is swiftly followed by a four day race around the country, the Deutchland Tour (29 August – 1 September).   Hamburg is one for the Sprinters and the seven man squad will ride in support of Alexander Kristoff, who has not only won the race, but been on the podium a further three times. They will be guided by Sports Directors  Allan Peiper and Neil Stephens:   – Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor)   – Roberto Ferrari (Ita)   – Alexander Kristoff (Nor)   – Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor)   – Rui Oliveira ......read more

Group Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to Bring Together 100 Artists in Dubai with a Message of Tolerance

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   Over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists, will come together in Dubai from 11th to 14th September in a unique group art exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to pay tribute to the Year of Tolerance in the UAE. The spectacular show, which will be held at the 2XL store on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, will feature more than 300 artworks with a message of ‘Tolerance’.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “As a tribute to UAE’s spirit of peace and equality, the exhibition will serve to celebrate diversity. Radically different artworks will coexist at the show to create intercultural connections. We have received an overwhelming response to the exhibition not just from local artists but ......read more

New updates to enhance Instagram security announced

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2019:  Facebook is announcing two updates to further strengthen Instagram’s security and help protect people who use the platform. First is expanding its Data Abuse Bounty program to include Instagram; second is introducing an invite-only bug bounty program for Checkout on Instagram before it expands beyond the US. Last April, Facebook  launched the Data Abuse Bounty program to help identify potential violations of the platform’s policies and reward people who report misuse of Facebook data by app developers. Now the program is expanding to Instagram. The goal is to help protect the information people share on Instagram and encourage security researchers to report potential abuse so action can quickly be taken. Just like the bug bounty program, reports will be rewarded ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Full of Confidence as It Reveals a Solid Squad Ahead of the Vuelta a Espana

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  20, August 2019:  With less than a week to go until the 74th edition of the Vuelta a Espana begins, UAE Team Emirates has revealed its eight man squad for the last Grand Tour of the season.   The group is packed full of experience, with 45 Grand Tours between the riders – 14 of which have been earned at the Vuelta. It will be led by Fabio Aru and Fernando Gaviria, who will have support from a well-rounded team, including the up and coming Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar who will earn his first ever Grand Tour cap.    The squad is topped off with the Italian trio of Valerio Conti, Oliviero Troia and Marco Marcato, as well as the Columbian duo of Sergio Henao and Juan Sebastian Molano. The riders will be guided by Andrej Hauptman, Bruno Vicino and Paolo Tiralongo ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Italian Connection Boosts Al Qemzi's F2 Title Bid

Emirati pair head for Grand Prix of Italy aiming for podium double   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19th August, 2019:   Rashed Al Qemzi says Team Abu Dhabi’s Italian connection can help him extend his lead in the UIM F2 World Championship in Brindisi this weekend.   The 2017 F2 champion heads into the Grand Prix of Italy holding a 14-point advantage over his nearest rival, Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen, in the race for this year’s world title, and the Emirati driver is determined to widen the gap.   Al Qemzi and team-mate Rashed Al Tayer are spending the next two days testing on Lake Maggiore in San Nazzaro, Italy under the guidance of Team Abu Dhabi manager, Guido Cappellini.   The Italian ten-times former F1H20 world champion wants to ensure both drivers and boats are in prime ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Leaves the Vuelta a Burgos After Banking a Series of Positive Performances

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18, August 2019:   The week long Vuelta a Burgos proved to be a positive stage race for UAE Team Emirates, after it was animated by a series of strong individual and team performances.    Former World Champion, Rui Costa, ended the race with a respectable 10th spot in an overall classification that was full of highly rated riders. It followed his second place finish in the fifth stage of the race, which saw him break free from the lead riders with 1.6kms to go on a brutal summit finish.   Costa managed to gain a gap of 10 seconds on the group, but the margin was not big enough to hold off Ivan Sosa (Team Ineos) who bridged across on the hardest part of the climb to take the win.   The day before, Costa was third in the stage, just behind his team mate ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture launches a comprehensive events program for the second half of 2019

Including lectures, lessons, courses, seminars, workshops, interactive competitions and special publications   Dubai, 17 August, 2019:  As part of its efforts to spread Islamic culture and human values among the various strata of society, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), revealed the details of its calendar of activities for the second half of 2019. These include a variety of initiatives aimed at students, women, employees, spouses, parents and working groups, as well as the general community in Dubai. Keen to reach the largest possible segment of the target group, the centre altered its programs to include lectures, lessons, courses, seminars, workshops, as well as interactive competitions and special ......read more

Facebook Users to Become More Aware of Their Data Usage

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  07, August 2019:    With social media in full bloom, researchers at the United Arab Emirates University are delving deeper into the topic by finding out how Facebook uses the data it has collected. At the end of last semester, Dr Fida Dankar, Assistant Professor in Security, set out to study the project along with three students from her college. “We want to know how Facebook is using our data and what kind of experiment it is conducting,” she explained. “Moreover, we want to look at the settings of Facebook and find out whether we have any autonomy in deciding about such data uses.” Her plan is to carry out a survey to observe the manner in which Facebook manages and uses customer data, along with all the associated privacy threats. This will mean finding out ......read more

Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum at Laguna Waterpark's Caribbean Fest

Just AED 99 Entry as Laguna Waterpark Host a Celebration of Caribbean Culture    Dubai, UAE, 6 August 2019:  Recognised in the region for incredible promotions and exciting events, Laguna Waterpark continues to celebrate the UAE’s cultural diversity with yet another weekend celebration.      The trendy waterpark has announced it will host Caribbean Fest from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August, with tickets reduced to just AED 99 both online and at the park gate.   Available for residents and visitors alike, the one-off two-day event is set to bring the best of the Caribbean’s vibrant culture, food and dance scene to its location in the heart of Dubai’s newest beachfront destination, La Mer.   Guests will be able to have full access Laguna ......read more

Residents in the UAE and KSA say their favourite childhood memories are from family road trips

 Two in five (39%) consider the time they spend with their children in the car is a valuable time to talk to them  Over a third (35%) believe the car is a safe space where they and their loved ones can open up to one another  The Eid Al Adha long weekend is the ideal time for families and friends to bond during a road trip      06, August 2019:   In an age where social media hinders most of our physical human activity, Volkswagen Middle East’s latest study reveals that families use the time spent in the car to share secrets, clear their mind and create new memories. With a four-day weekend around the corner, Eid Al Adha is the perfect time for families and friends to reconnect during a road trip.   The survey undertaken by global research company, Censuswide, ......read more

Emirati youngsters benefit from Dubai Sports Council's Intaleq program

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:   The Dubai Sports Council’s “Intaleq” program for the summer of 2019 has come to a close with a number of young Emiratis students - girls and boys -  taking advantage of this unique opportunity to gain workplace experience. The Intaleq program is an initiative launched by Dubai Sports Council to train young Emirati students and professionals, and it comes under the framework of the Council’s efforts to empower members of the community and to prepare the nation's youth to work in any sector of their choice by providing them with necessary skills and expertise, and familiarising them with the functions of different departments at a workplace.  A ceremony honouring the participants was held in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, ......read more

Seven Best Practices for Securing the Public Cloud

Harish Chib, Vice President – Middle East & Africa of Sophos explains the seven most important steps in securing the public cloud that every organization can follow. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:   The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud have lead more and more organizations to take advantage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You can spin up a new instance in minutes, scale resources up and down whenever you need while only paying for what you use, and avoid high upfront hardware costs.  While the public cloud solves many traditional IT resourcing challenges, it does introduce new headaches. The rapid growth of cloud usage has resulted in a fractured distribution of data, with workloads spread across disparate instances ......read more

Norway Return Sharpens Al Qemzi Focus on World Title

Back at the scene of breakthrough F2 victory, Team Abu Dhabi  driver aims to build on championship lead   Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi, back at the scene of his most significant victory yet in international powerboat racing, has a second UIM F2 World Championship crown firmly in his sights in Norway.   Al Qemzi, F2 champion in 2017, leads the 2019 series after his opening round win in Lithuania last month and has had only one target on his mind since arriving in Tønsberg for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Norway.   “I feel great to be back in Norway,” said the Emirati driver today, ahead of the evening Speed Run and Match Race series. “I have very good memories of winning here two years ago and how ......read more

Enjoy unbeatable summer deals at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai until September

Discover action, adventure, comedy, music and dance along with delectable cuisine Dubai, 30 July 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 turning up the heat this summer with unbeatable offers for guests from now until September. Visitors can discover the magic of Bollywood with this exclusive offer on one-day park tickets. A combination of six tickets will be priced at AED 450 including unlimited F&B across all restaurants at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai. Single ticket holders can also pay AED 50 and upgrade their ticket for unlimited F&B and enjoy classic Indian delicacies while meeting their favourite movie characters and enjoying rides and attractions in a vibrant atmosphere. BOLLYWOOD ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria Returns to Racing at the Tour of Poland

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:    The second of this year’s Grand Tours - the Tour de France - may have ended, but the racing season is still very much alive for UAE Team Emirates as they send a squad packed full of exciting Italian talent to back up their star sprinter Fernando Gaviria at the Tour of Poland (3-9 August). Gaviria returns to racing after a prolonged absence due to a knee problem and will be looking for success in the sprint finishes, along with Diego Ulissi who is also targeting stage victories.    The team will be guided across the seven stage tour by Sports Directors Marco Marzano and Bruno Vicino.   • Fernando GAVIRIA (Colombia)   • Diego ULISSI (Italy)   • Simone CONSONNI (Italy)   • Valerio CONTI ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Reflects on One of the Toughest Tours in Recent History

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Cycling is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet and very few races on the professional cycling calendar are as challenging as the Tour de France.    On the 6th July, eight riders from UAE Team Emirates set off to tackle three weeks, 21 stages, five summit finishes and nearly 3,500kms of road racing. It was a Tour designed to test even the most accomplished bike rider and - with 30 categorised climbs, six of which went above 2,000m in the final three mountain stages – it did just that.   UAE Team Emirates headed out to France in good shape. Both GC leader and stage hunter Dan Martin, and fast man Alexander Kristoff were full of confidence, whilst Fabio Aru was looking stronger every day as he fought back from a leg ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to Unleash Young Guns in Second Edition of Adriatica Ionica

UAE Team Emirates is set to send a seven-man squad to take part in the second edition of the Adriatica Ionica (25 – 28 July).   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  24 July  2019:   The line-up will be fronted by Jan Polanc, who will be supported by teammates Roberto Ferrari, Sebastian Molano, Manuele Mori, Rui Oliveira, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Rory Sutherland. The omens are positive for UAE Team Emirates, who had three riders finish in the top 10 of the General Classification in the inaugural event last year.    The race will open with a city circuit in Mestre, before an opportunity for the sprinters on stage 2 with the overall battle likely to be decided with the uphill finish to Misurina Lake on stage 3. The final two days finish in Cormons and Trieste, which are both played out on ......read more

Meet your favourite superheroes Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 at Cartoon Network's fun zone in Sharjah.

Dubai, 23 July 2019: Get ready for a blast with Cartoon Network this summer season, with a host of delightful activities for kids from 17 July until 17 August at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Kids can immerse themselves in two fun zones – the Football Zone and the Cinema Zone, both featuring some of Cartoon Network’s biggest stars. Join your favourite heroes – Ben 10 and the Powerpuff Girls in a thrilling entertainment extravaganza. Children of all ages can experience three unique events in the Hero Zone – which includes a Cartoon Network Ben 10-themed football zone, a free play football pitch and a fully-functioning Carton Network Arts and Crafts Zone.  This means that you can have fun kicking the ball around, try out more advanced skills in the shoot-out or get in touch with your creative side – all ......read more

The 8th Edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is Accepting Submisisons

  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee is accepting digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until July 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival will return for its 8th edition February 1 – March 31, 2020 • His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opened the 2019 Festival at the recently restored historic village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town    Ras Al Khaimah, July 23 2019:   The 8th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) is accepting submissions from local and international artists for its 2020 exhibitions until July 31st, 2019. The Festival, which is being held for the second year at the recently restored historic village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town, celebrates the ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Reigning Xcat World Champions Begin Title Defence With Double Race Wins in Italy

Torrente, Al Mansoori complete back-to-back race victories on Lake Maggiore Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 July, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori completed back-to-back race victories to win the Grand Prix of Italy today for a perfect start to their title defence in the XCAT World Championship. For the second day in succession, Torrente and Al Mansoori showed emphatically that they do not require the advantage of pole position to dominate races. Having qualified in third position, they took the initiative from the start and emerged from the first turn with a clear advantage, going on to win race two by 11.76 secs from the Dubai Police combination of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi. The Blue Roo pairing of Pal Virik Nilsen and Jan Trygve Braaten took third place ahead of Rashed Al Tayer ......read more

Emirates Partners with the West Asian Football Federation Championship

Emirates to become Official Partner and Airline for tournament to be hosted for first time in Iraq Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Emirates has today announced an agreement which will see it as the Official Partner and Airline for the ninth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship, taking place in Erbil and Karbala, Iraq from 2-14 August 2019.  The deal demonstrates Emirates’ ongoing commitment to supporting football and connecting with fans across the region. The West Asian Football Federation is one of the four regional governing bodies of the Asian Football Confederation, and consists of nine member nations in Western Asia. This year, eight national teams including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen will be competing for the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Takes Two More Top 10 Finishes in Stage 11 at the Tour De France

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff finished 7th and 9th respectively in today’s sprint finish, despite a mechanical in the final 500m that prevented Kristoff from fully exploiting another impressive lead out from the team’s up and coming young Belgian rider. The race was won by a matter of inches by Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) who marginally pipped Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to the line.   Stage 11 came after a well earned rest day for the riders and eased them back into racing with a relatively short 167km flat route from Albi to Toulouse. The day played out as expected with the inevitable breakaway being slowly reeled back in by the chasing peloton. Dan Martin was kept safe by the team’s domestiques and ......read more

Indian playback singer Amit Kumar to dazzle guests with a vibrant performance at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, 17 July 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting a live concert with leading Indian playback singer Amit Kumar on July 26th, where he will perform some of his classic hits. Versatile singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar, will pay tribute to his father by performing live inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels. Amit Kumar has sung several Bollywood film songs since the 1970s and has won several awards for his contribution to the Indian music industry. Working with the late musician maestro R.D. Burman, Amit attained international fame and has recorded over 170 Hindi songs. Tickets for the concert will be priced at AED 175 and AED ......read more

MG Motor becomes the Global Partner of Liverpool Football Club as the British-born brand's international status continues to grow

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   On July 15th, at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium, MG Motor signed a contract with Liverpool FC that sees the British-born automotive brand become the world-famous football club’s official global partner. With British sporting spirit in its DNA, MG Motor will further extend its status as an international brand through its collaboration with 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool FC. As a brand that appeals to young, sporty and passionate individuals, this high-profile partnership will further boost MG’s popularity in the global market.  MG’s relationship with Liverpool FC started in 2016, when the brand became its official partner in China. After more than three years of cooperation, MG has engaged with huge audiences of fans ......read more

Leading Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra performs to a packed house at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Popular Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, entertained guests with a hilarious no-holds-barred show on July 12  at the Rajmahal Theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. This was Kamra’s first performance at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and he didn’t disappoint with his witty lines and wisecracks. Needless to say, guests left with their funny bone tickled!  

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Team Abu Dhabi award Cappellini new long-term contract…

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Team Abu Dhabi Looking Good in Double Title Chase…

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

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

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

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Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe…

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

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Dubai clubs win 48 titles in 2018-2019 season…

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

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Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed crowns Saudi Driving School as NAS Futsal Champions'…

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Treats in store include a selection of the latest Arabic movies, popular Anime and Hollywood series   May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, welcomes Ramadan 2019 as it offers a selection of blockbuster Arabic movies, highly sought-after Anime titles while throwing into the mix some STARZ original series straight from ......read more

Icon Art Production invests over AED 15 million in Film, TV & Broadcasting Equipment…

Facilities to support local and International film Industry with upgraded Equipment, Studio & Post Production Facilities May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – Film and TV Production House and market leader, Icon Art Production (IAP) is aiming to invest 15 Million Dirhams in 2019 to Increase the inventory of Film/TV/Broadcasting Equipment’s following increase in demand for Local and ......read more

Gaviria Pipped to the Post as Uae Team Emirates Claim Another Podium Finish…

UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria claimed second on a wet day at the Giro d’Italia.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Colombian sprinter showed his competitive edge, ploughing forward in the closing kilometre to take up a good position on the wheel of one of his fellow riders at the front of the peloton.   The relentless rain ......read more

No Surprise as Dubai 2021 win NAS Volleyball title…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:    Cheered on by the packed stands, Dubai 2021 rallied from a set down to beat Surprise 3-1 and win a fourth NAS Volleyball Championship title for the franchise. Winners of the title in 2015 and 2016, and also last year as F3, Dubai 2021 lost a close first set and were trailing 11-15 in the second, but fought back to level the scores at ......read more

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Launches Kan Yama Kan Book Donation Campaign's fifth Edition…

Drive aims to bring the joy of reading and learning to young refugees  Sharjah, May 15, 2019 Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC), has launched the fifth edition of Kan Yama Kan (KYK) Book Donation Campaign. An affiliate of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), the book donation drive – designed to bring community together to ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award‘s 14th Edition Call for Nominations…

Deadline to receive submissions is 1st of October Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 May 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has announced it is now accepting nominations for its 14th edition (the 2019-20 Awards).  The nomination process is open until October 2019, with the call for submissions following the Award’s Presentation Ceremony, held at Louvre Abu Dhabi, under the patronage ......read more

Ulissi Makes Top Three on Day Four of the Giro…

UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi shone on Stage four of the Giro as late crashes impacted the peloton.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 15, 2019:   It was another drama-filled day, as once again late crashes changed the dynamic of the race coming into the closing stages. With the peloton approaching the 12km to go mark, the first crash took down a handful of ......read more

Kuwait's Al Shatti wins Epee gold, but Egyptian star Abouelkassem loses to Giacon in Foil final…

Veera Pandian steers Titans CC into the quarterfinals of NAS Cricket May 15, 2019 – Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Al Shatti won a gold and a bronze in the NAS Fencing Championship, while Egypt’s Alaaeldin Abouelkassem – the first Arab and African fencer to win a medal at the Olympics when he returned home with a men’s foil silver from the 2012 London Games – had ......read more

2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi…

Riders will compete for world titles in ten age-group categories as ADIMSC opens wakeboard academy Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May, 2019: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF) Executive Board has approved the bid for the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi. The event will be organised by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club ......read more

Middle East mega brands STARZPLAY and Sharaf DG enter partnership to offer free annual ...…

Leading Middle East SVOD entertainment platform and powerhouse regional electronic retailer have joined forces to offer unrivalled content to DG Member Programme Dubai, United Arab Emirates; May 14, 2019: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in the MENA region, has entered into a strategic alliance with Sharaf DG, one of the region’s most successful ......read more

Former champions Surprise and Dubai 2021 to faceoff for NAS Volleyball title…

May 13, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – Surprise will meet Dubai 2021 in the final of the NAS Volleyball Championships, both going through after prevailing in thrilling five-setters in the semi-finals. Surprise, the 2017 champions, fought back from 1-2 down to defeat Bin Thani 16-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 15-8, with Moroccan professional Mohammed Al Hachdadi topping the points chart for them with 29 ......read more

Al Tayer congratulates Mansour bin Zayed on Man City winning Premier League title…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 13, 2019:   His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and owner of Manchester City, following the club’s second successive English Premier League title and the fourth overall since his purchase ......read more

Ulissi Kick-starts Uae Team Emirates' Pursuit of Giro Glory…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates kicked off their pursuit of Giro d’Italia glory, with Italian Diego Ulissi coming in 17th during today’s opening stage.   The 8km Individual Time Trial (ITT) saw riders set off an a flat route before taking on a tough 2km ascent to the finish, where Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage ......read more

First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League…

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League   12 May 19:   Following the blueprint established and validated with the Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard has started the team sales process for a professional Call of Duty esports league and has already sold five franchises for Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and ......read more

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 ...…

Say Hello to Pure Protection with 100% Pampers Dryness and 0% Compromise   May 07, 2019:   Some parents are looking for product options with plant-based ingredients and don’t want to sacrifice performance. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers that are crafted with Premium cotton, ......read more

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

Sky News Arabia marks Ramadan with exclusive content across TV, digital and radio Special segments to cover lifestyle, culture and history topics Exclusive events with celebrity guests to be held at Sky News Arabia HQ   Abu Dhabi, Monday 6 May 2019: Sky News Arabia has announced a special series of events and line-up of programs across all of its TV, radio and digital ......read more

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