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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 celebrates rising local talent from the UAE and shares their projects with a global audience. Since its inception in 2010, the competition has witnessed year on year growth as the local film industry continues to flourish.   Award-winning Emirati filmmaker Waleed Al Shehhi, whose script for ‘Dolphins’ won him the IWC Filmmaker Award at DIFF 2013, returns to the Festival with ‘Dimmed Light’ by the Emirati writer Ahmed ......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 the pitch in the first season, has attracted more than 1,300 players from more than 100 different nationalities this year, which means there will be 32 matches every weekend at the Dubai Sports City involving teams in six different age categories – Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18. The tournament, which is being organised by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in association with Royal Emirates Sports Academy (RESA), has ......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 regional and international filmmakers highlighting the multifaceted nature of Arabian culture. Held during the 14th Festival, from 6 – 13 December, audiences will be taken on a whirlwind journey that explores the division of borders and the humanity that can traverse them.  First in the lineup, and making his debut at the Festival, is award-winning French director Gaël Morel with his latest feature, ‘Catch The Wind’. Having ......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 Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, commented: “Louvre Abu Dhabi presents a collection of exceptional artworks and artefacts that are unparalleled anywhere in the region, housed within one of the 21st century’s architectural masterpieces. After an exciting period of preparation, the opening is a truly special moment. Today, this building becomes a museum.” Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Children’s Museum welcomed young visitors ......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 the finish line in the first such event of its kind in the Middle East. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council in association with the Dubai Ladies Club, the newest addition to Dubai’s sporting calendar got off to a successful start on Friday, attracting both triathlon regulars and first-time enthusiasts, including more than a 100 Emiratis, who were assured of complete privacy as no men were allowed ......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 close last night (Saturday), with Brazil retaining their title with a 2-0 win over Portugal. During the opening ceremony of the five-day tournament, Huawei unboxed its latest and most powerful intelligent smartphone – the Huawei Mate 10 Pro – reflecting the anticipation and excitement of both the event and the supporters. The launch was made in the presence of His Highness Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, ......read more

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

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 East. The fifth year of collaborating sees the two organisations award six talented filmmakers with 250,000 AED to start their short film projects and eventually present them to worldwide audience.  Enjaaz, the renowned production initiative, supports and inspires talented regional filmmakers with the mission of producing and bringing their projects to the big screen. Short films are an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture and ......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 – Danube Group along with the captain of the team Sarfraz Ahmed, who is also the Pakistan Brand Ambassador for Danube Group.  With a fond passion for the cricket game, Mr. Anis Sajan Managing Director – Danube Group also known as ‘Mr. Cricket’ in UAE said:” I am thrilled to launch our Jersey and team anthem to mark the starting of a new revolutionary - T10 cricket league. The jersey will be worn across the league ......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 10! Ben 10 Challenge airs every Tuesday over a ten week period on Cartoon Network Arabic at 17:40 (KSA). The show was launched to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the channel.  Hosted by the Emirati presenter Ahmed Khamis, the live-action game show features a range of physical and mental challenges – testing participants’ speed, strength and other Ben 10 villain-conquering skills. From collecting aliens and testing knowledge ......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 the GCC.  Perfectly suited for kiddies aged one to 12, the membership has proven to be such a success that tens of thousands of families across the GCC have flocked to pick up their memberships -wherein, for just AED 99 per child – less than AED 1 per day – children become fully fledged Fun Members and enjoy unlimited access to the fun-filled, colourful world of Fun City for 100 days. And the best part is that once the ......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 CNN how it will encourage and inspire people both locally and internationally: “It's not just a museum, it is a place where we want to really express our own culture, our own heritage and history… It is a cultural centre that we want to show first of all to our own young generations, but also to the rest of the world that we have a vibrant culture… that is worthy to preserve, to take forward to the next generations. ......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 match between an all women’s Beverly Hills Polo team led by Shaikha Maitha Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, against the Ghantoot Goes Pink men’s team of Nasser Al Shamsi, Abdullah Ben Dasmal, Fahad Al Qubaisi and Ahmed BuQdain. Other members of the women’s team include HRH Princess Azemah, daughter of HM King of Brueni, Germany’s Sandra Schneider, a Dubai-based PR guru and Marianele Gastagnola, a pro player, instructor and horse ......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 across the region. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Princess Haya and I have a lot of respect for what she has done,” said DeFrantz in the opening session of the 13th Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium on Wednesday at the Palazzo Versace hotel. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards, HE Saeed ......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 11 new titles join a stellar lineup that will take DIFF audiences on a storytelling journey from the idyllic English countryside to the horse lords of Kyrgyzstan and the revolutionary sixties, and beyond.  The first addition in the vibrant lineup is critically appraised film ‘Darkest Hour’, from festival heavyweight Joe Wright. Having premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and already an anticipated entrant ......read more

Unique Creative Workshops from Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah At Sharjah International Children's Film Festival

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 nurturing the talents and creative skills of the girls at the event. The three workshops, which marked the fifth edition of the festival, were tailor-made for girls in the SICFF audiences in general and Sajaya members in particular, and were held at the Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC), and the Cultural Centres of Kalba and Khorfakkan. The first workshop, ‘Be Famous’, helped the girls to explore the basics of collage ......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 Sports Awards, the Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity has attracted an impressive list of speakers with Anita DeFrantz, a former Olympian and now Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), taking the podium first. The American will be followed by Majdouline Cherni, the Tunisian Minister of Youth and Sports, while Dr Manahel Thabet, ranked among the 30 smartest people alive and President of the World IQ Foundation, ......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” to their trophy cabinet. Team Melli finished third at the 2017 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas after losing on penalties to Tahiti in a hard-fought semi-final, but picked up two individual awards at the sport’s showpiece event - Mohammad Ahmadzadeh won the Golden Ball, while the ever-dependent Peyman Hosseini returned home with the Golden Glove title. The Iran goalkeeper also won the award for the Goal of the ......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 Schaffhausen, ‘Supporting’ Sponsor and Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of DIFF, have revealed a shortlist of talented Gulf filmmakers for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award will be presented during the 14th edition of DIFF, which takes place from 6 to 13 December 2017. Four directors from the region will vie for a cash prize of USD 100,000 and the opportunity to bring their vision to life in front of a global audience. With ......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 November 22 – 25, 2017, at the Expo Centre Sharjah.  A total of 17 winners were chosen across the contest’s eight categories, which over its 90-day period attracted more than 10,000 entries from 98 countries. Prize money on offer for the competition was USD 18,750, with the overall winner awarded USD 3,000, the first winner in each adult category taking home USD 1,500 and the runners-up receiving USD 750 each. First and ......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 – “Everlasting Love” 1st place winner of the Still Life Category - Antonio Coelho – “4 Elements”  

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Gilberto wants more from Brazil's ‘Invincibles' at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai

Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:  Brazil coach Gilberto Costa maintains his side’s incredible winning run, which stretches back over 40 matches, does not add any extra pressure as they prepare to defend their title at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai. The Verdeamarela head to the seventh edition of the Dubai Sports Council-organised event, to be held at Marasi Business Bay between October 31 and November 4, as the undoubted kings of the sport and with a proud recent record to maintain. Crowned FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup winners in May, Gilberto’s side have won every competition they have taken part in over the last two years thanks to a hugely impressive 42-match winning streak. Many nations have come close to ending that run and Brazil will again come up against some of their closest rivals in ......read more

DIFF's ‘cinema of the World' Programme Captures Stories From Across the Globe

See the world’s best films first this December at the Dubai International Film Festival  Dubai, 24 October 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the first titles that will form part of its ‘Cinema of the World’ programme. Bringing a variety of films and genres from around the world, the programme is set to take audiences on a cinematic journey of unique perspectives this December.     First in the line-up is Italian filmmaker Jonas Carpignano, with his latest film, ‘A Ciambra’, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and has been selected as Italy’s submission for consideration for the foreign-language film Oscar. The film follows a boy named Pio Amato from a small Romani community in Calabria. At 14, Pio is desperate to ......read more

Grand Slam Champions Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka Complete the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 10th Edition Line-up

Both tennis powerhouses to make come back and springboard into the new season at #MWTC10 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 October 2017:  Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) has announced the final two players to take their places in the 6-star line-up for this year’s event. Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic (no.7) and three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka (no.9) have been confirmed to join current world number one, Rafael Nadal, Pablo Carreño Busta (no.11), Dominic Thiem (no.6) and Milos Raonic (no.12) in what is set to be a thrilling 10th edition tournament.  With an established reputation as one of the UAE’s unmissable sporting events, the world renowned tennis competition, running from 28-30 December, is set to ‘wow’ spectators with a strong 2017 line-up.  Having won ......read more

“Tahdeeth' contacts over 13,000 Emirati families and updates data of 6,000

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani: The data of 23% of Emirati households and 47% of individuals has been collected so far Sharjah , 23rd  October 2017:  The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) announced that the recently launched “Tahdeeth” project has so far contacted more than 13, 000 Emirati families, who were covered by the 2015 population census, in the first 15 days of the implementation of the project, covering the period from October 7-22. The department has managed in a short period of time to make 13, 000 calls from its call centre, leading to updating data of 6, 700 Emirati households whose members amounted to 55,000 citizens, while the number of incomplete families reached 5800 households. The process of making phone calls is expected to finish by the end of the ......read more

Hungry UAE out to impress at Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup

UAE coach Mohammad Al Mazmi: “People will see us play with our heart for the country”   Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017:   Mohammad Al Mazmi, coach of the UAE national beach soccer team, reckons his side have a point to prove at the upcoming Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup in Dubai after the disappointment of 2016 and the hosts are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the mega event. Held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council (DSC), and organised by the Dubai Sports Council, the 7th edition of the annual beach soccer extravaganza will run from October 31 to November 4 at its new home, Marasi Business Bay. The eight-team tournament was held at the Dubai ......read more

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

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DIFF to Showcase Regional Creativity With Gulf Muhr Shorts…

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Consonni & Ulissi Secure Top 10 Finishes for UAE Team Emirates…

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Capital Club Partners with Fine Art Gallery, West Contemporary…

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Sharjah Art Museum to Exhibit Lifetime Work of Pioneering Kuwaiti Artist…

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First Short Films Shorlisted for Diff's Prestigious Muhr Awards…

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Shaikh Returns to Form with SWS Senior Cup Win…

Eelma Tops Masters Class and Maiden Junior Cup Victory For Gid Dubai, UAE, 27 September 2017:   Veteran racers dominated the SWS Senior Cup on Monday night (25 September) at Dubai Kartdrome with Anjum Shaikh taking the overall victory and Heiki Eelma claiming Masters.  In the SWS Junior Cup, Hugo Gid nabbed the top step of the podium for the very first time. SWS Senior Cup ......read more

Sharjah International Children's Film Festival 2017 to Screen 124 Films from 31 Countries…

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UAE Team Emirates Return to Racing After World Cycling Championships…

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Art Jameel showcases works by Egyptian artist Maha Maamoun in Dubai…

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Nelson Piquet Jr and Mitch Evans to Electrify Panasonic Jaguar Racing…

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Dubai Culture Receives 29 Scripts for ‘Best Script Award' Under a ‘Year of Giving 2017' Theme…

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Dubai Culture Takes ‘Dubai Next' to London Design Festival…

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UAE Team Emirates La Vuelta Wrap-Up…

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How Butch can you get?…

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Cate Blanchett to Head IWC Filmmakers Jury at DIFF 2017…

THE OSCAR WINNER AND IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR WILL RETURN TO DIFF FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE AWARD THAT CELEBRATES ASPIRING GULF FILMMAKERS. SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE USD 100,000 PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress ......read more

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International film innovators, award winners, creative and technical experts Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017:  The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best ......read more

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

09, September, 2017 DUBAI UAE:  The cycling season is now well under way as the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge launched with its first Build-Up Ride. Over 400 cyclists took on the 32.5km challenge at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One Cycling and Running Track, the official venue partner for this event as they prepare for the big 92km event taking place on Friday 15th ......read more

Rui Costa Fourth in Thrilling Sprint Finish on Vuelta Stage 19…

Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  A dramatic last few hundred meters on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España saw UAE Team Emirates’ Portuguese rider Rui Costa cross the finishing line in fourth place in a restricted sprint. Rui Costa and his teammate Mohoric, himself already a stage winner at this year's race, produced an attacking display of undeniable class as they formed part of ......read more

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

13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U UAE– September 7, 2017:  As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week mini-series ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women entrepreneurs.    UAE ranks 19 on the ......read more

Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival to host two new barista championships with prize pot of ...…

September 06, 2017 - The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), the Middle East’s only exhibition dedicated to coffee and tea, is raising the stakes this year by featuring the new and exciting Dubai International Coffee Championships with winners getting a chance to take home part of the prize pool of USD 25,000, the largest in the history of barista competitions across the ......read more

Louvre Abu Dhabi to welcome visitors from November…

Abu Dhabi, 6 September 2017:  Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures.  The opening celebrations will include a wide range of public programmes, including symposiums, performances, concerts, ......read more

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

OUT 7 SEPTEMBER 2017 – SEE MORE AT #GWR2018   AMONGST MANY, SOME OF THE MIDDLE EAST RECORD-BREAKERS REVEALED TODAY ARE: Most mechanical energy produced by Pedalling on Static Bicycle in one hour:  Largest Stencil: Largest tyre-mark image: Most world music awards for best-selling Middle East artist: Most full-body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one ......read more

Meintjes Successfully Defends GC Standing on Stage 16…

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes successfully defended his 14th position in the General Classification (GC) standings during today’s Stage 16 of the Vuelta a España. The South African placed 38th in today’s Individual Time Trial (ITT), with the stage victory going to Chris Froome (Team Sky). Froome also defended his lead in the overall ......read more

Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Dual Canadian Races…

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates head to Canada with a line-up of eight riders to take part in Canada’s only two UCI WorldTour races. The team, led by Italian rider Diego Ulissi, starts with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on Friday 8 September before heading south west to race at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on Sunday 10 ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017:  Kids across the UAE have never been more excited to go back to school thanks to Flip Out Dubai’s brand new initiative, where bouncing enthusiasts can enjoy three hours of flippin' fun and a regular Slushee drink for just AED 100 per person. Children can take a well earned break and have fun, taking over the giant indoor trampoline universe jumping ......read more

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

Dubai-UAE: 5 September, 2017:  VIDXB, the MENA region’s first ever annual gathering celebrating the world of online content creation, has announced Facebook as a strategic partner. Facebook will play an integral role in the two-day event that is set to take place from 8th to 9th December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will offer a curated program for fans, creators, and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Achieve Top Results at European Races…

Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017:  Eight riders from UAE Team Emirates were in action over the past two days, taking part in two consecutive back-to-back one day races.    The team started with The Brussels Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September, where Slovenian rider Marko Kump came in second place following a sprint finish, making it onto the podium that saw ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Celebrates Community-Driven Initiatives During Eid…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 4, 2017:  As part of its ongoing collaboration with the local community, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has teamed up with Hamad Center for Special Needs and New Fairytales and Fables Initiative during Eid Al-Adha. Children from Hamad Center for Special Needs were asked to create stories around Eid and its meaning, which are now being displayed at the Park. The Park ......read more

Facebook launches Safety Resources for MENA Journalists…

Facebook Safety for Journalists Guide now available in Arabic September 4th, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  As part of the Facebook Journalism Project‘s goal to provide training and tools for journalists, Facebook launched Facebook Safety for Journalists.  Working in consultation with the European Journalism Centre, the Committee to Protect Journalists, ConnectSafely, the Inter American ......read more

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

The FREE Open Day will take place at Dubai Sports City on 9thSeptember 2017 Following the Open Day open trials will be held for the ICC Academy’s brand new scholarship programme  Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2017:  Dubai residents are in for a family-fun, sporting spectacular as Dubai Sports City opens its doors to the public in order to showcase the very best of its sporting ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to Tackle Back to Back Races…

Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017:  The first week of September sees an action packed couple of days with eight riders from UAE Team Emirates taking part in two consecutive back to back one day races. The team starts with the Bruxelles Cycling Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September before heading to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2017:  Mundipharma, a leading healthcare organization, whose BETADINE® range is the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner’ of English Premier League giants Manchester City will co-host a highly anticipated two-day youth football camp taking place in Abu Dhabi on 6th & 7th September 2017. One hundred children will have the opportunity to be trained ......read more

Ginoong Kabayan 2017 Candidates Gear Up for Finals…

www.facebook.com/UplineMedia www.upline.media   DUBAI - Ten (10) gentlemen are all set for the Ginoong Kabayan "Grand Gala Night" and finals on September 2, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel.  Upline Media brings back one of Dubai's illustrious pageant brands for Filipino men, Ginoong Kabayan. The stint aims to uplift the image of Pinoy gentlemen, exuding not only ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Signs Kristoff & Bystrøm…

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday 29th August, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates has announced that it has reached a deal with cyclist, Alexander Kristoff to join the Emirati team for the 2018 season. The European Champion has signed a two year deal and becomes the teams third signing of the Summer, alongside Dan Martin and Rory Sutherland. Commenting on his move, Alexander Kristoff said; ......read more

Top Tennis Star Dominic Thiem Has Been Speaking About His Involvement in the Mubadala World Tennis ...…

Top Tennis Star Dominic Thiem Has Been Speaking About His Involvement in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, as Fellow Participant Rafael Nadal Reclaims World Number One Position Ahead of the US Open Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August 2017:  Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem will be appearing at the Mubadala World Tennis ......read more

Five du LaLiga HPC Players Invited for Professional Trials at LaLiga Clubs…

Ahmed Salam, Yahia Iraqi and Mehdi Elkhamlichi join Malaga CF training  Mohammed Bouherrafa selected for trials by UD Alméria and Mohammed Rajeh by Cádiz CF  Five other du LaLiga HPC players on the radar of major LaLiga clubs including Barcelona FC  Dubai, UAE – 28 August 2017:  du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC) announced today that five of its ......read more

South African Meintjes 17th in GC After Stage Nine…

Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2017:  Stage nine wrapped up with UAE Team Emirates’ South African rider Louis Meintjes crossing the finish line amongst the top 20 and as a result moved up in the GC standings by two places to 17th. The stage victory went to Chris Froome (Team Sky) who also retained the overall leader’s Red Jersey whilst Johan Esteban Chaves (ORICA-Scott) and Michael Woods ......read more

Second for UAE Team Emirates' Polanc in Dramatic Stage Eight…

Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2017:  Stage eight delivered an exciting day of racing with UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc launching an attack, supported by his teammate Przemyslaw Niemiec, to lead the breakaway of the day for 35 km of the stage alongside 19 other riders.    The breakaway group managed to stay away from the peloton and on the final climb Polanc succeeded in ......read more

Heart of Sharjah Echoes Emirate's Significant History…

Buildings and museums provide unique heritage insights Sharjah, 26 August , 2017:  Heart of Sharjah, the largest heritage project in the region, is calling on visitors and residents to learn more about the emirate’s fascinating history through its stunning array of museums. Not only do they provide a window into the lives of previous generations, many of them are also fully ......read more

Audemars Piguet Ambassador Henrik Stenson Wins The Wyndham Championship…

Henrik Stenson at the Wyndham Championship Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2017:  Henrik Stenson breaks tournament record and secures his first victory of the 2017 season at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, US, on Sunday 20th August. With four birdies on the last six holes and a final day score of 64, Henrik finished on 22-under par to take his 6th PGA Tour title. This makes him the most ......read more

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