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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Eleventh Session Winners Announced

Abbas Beydoun’s “Khareef al Bara’a” wins Literature Award Dr Ali Bin Tamim: “Winning titles address current pressing issues.” Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the names of the winners of its eleventh session (2016 - 2017) in the categories of ‘Literature’, ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’, ‘Children’s Literature’,  ‘Translation’, ‘Literary and Art Criticism’, ‘Arabic Culture in Other Languages’, and ‘Publishing and Technology’. The announcement came after extensive discussions by the Award’s Board of Trustees and Scientific Committee of the results submitted by the referees across the Award’s nine categories.  On this ......read more

9th Annual Wooden Bridge Competition

Organized by the American University in Dubai in its Second Regional Year Dubai, March 29, 2017:  The Department of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai (AUD) in partnership with AUD’s ASCE Student Chapter held the 9th Annual Wooden Bridge Competition, which saw Sultan Qaboos University’s team take home the first and second place prizes for their outstanding work on building the most Load Efficient Bridges, as well as winning the Target Load Capacity Award.  For the second year in a row, the competition was expanded to include universities from across the Region and GCC who competed in the event to encourage interaction between students and professors. The event, sponsored by the Society of Engineers-UAE and Bentley Software Solutions, saw over 100 students ......read more

15 Not to Miss Experiences before the End of Global Village's 21st Season

Dubai, 29th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region's leading multicultural festival park, offers its guests fantastic cultural experiences ranging from tasty food, extravagant shops and unique entertainment. The UAE's No.1 outdoor entertainment hot-spot's 21st season is coming to an end on the 8th of April, 2017 and this is the perfect time to experience it for yourself. With only few days to go, here's a list of the top 15 experiences that you and the family can't miss at Global Village before the season end. Pavilion Wonders: Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) Museum at KSA Pavilion The KSA pavilion at Global Village is home to a unique museum dedicated to the life of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).  The museum presents facts about the life of the Prophet, from his way of living, the foods he ate and his ......read more

UAE's Top Talent for 2016/2017 Season Selected to Join the du LaLiga High Performance Centre

Top Talents include U14 age group for the first time Top Talent from each category will play competitive games against LaLiga’s finest youth teams in Spain with a potential to be scouted by top LaLiga clubs Dubai, UAE – 28 March 2017:  Following an all-day trial conducted this weekend, the UAE’s top talents for the 2016/2017 were selected this weekend, earn a coveted place at the highly acclaimed du LaLiga HPC starting in April 2017. The country’s finest 115 footballers showcased their best football skills for the opportunity to be selected by LaLiga scouts and earn the chance to pursue their dreams for a pro-football career.  In the final selection, 26 top talents were selected in the U16 category and 23 in the newly introduced U14 category as well as 10 talents who will join the U18 ......read more

Gent-Wevelgem: UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo Finishes 10th at the ‘Sprinter's Classic'

Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) takes first place ahead of UAE Team Emirates’ rider Modolo Monday, 27 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UCI World Tour team UAE Team Emirates’, finished in top 10 at the Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, 26th March which was won by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team). After finishing 26th earlier in the week at E3 Harelbeke, Modolo reflected on his performance at Gent-Wevelgem: “I was aware my legs felt good this week however because of the flat tyre in the Dwars Door Vlaanderen and I couldn’t get into the top group of riders in the E3 Harelbeke I couldn’t make the most of them. At the Gent-Wevelgem everything went well, I was patient and I succeeded in conserving my energy. I was very happy when I realised that I could sprint for a top position, the top 10 in a Classic is a ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission announces VIDXB 2017

Major event will celebrate the world of online video by bringing together fans, creators, and industry professionals, and launch a year-round program to nurture local talent  Dubai-UAE: 27 March, 2017:  The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) today announced VIDXB, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s first annual gathering celebrating the world of online video. The two-day event will be held from 8 to 9 December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will also kick off a year-round series of programs to promote local content, showcase emerging technologies, and facilitate skills development for Dubai's growing digital media talent pool. With the world’s largest youth population, the MENA region has witnessed staggering growth in the creation and consumption of online content. According to ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo Returns to Three Days of De Panne

In-form Modolo looks to improve on 2014 result ahead of Tour of Flanders 27 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, will line-up at the 40th edition of Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday, 28th March with Italian rider, Sacha Modolo, who won two stages of the race in 2014. This year Modolo is aiming to better his previous performances and clinch his first seasonal victory before competing at the Tour of Flanders on Sunday, 2nd April.  ”The Three Days of De Panne is quite a challenging and difficult race and achieving a good result in it is something everyone wants to do. It’s a highly demanding and competitive race that pits all riders against each other and encourages them to put on their best performance. In 2014 I won two stages, one in Koksijde and one in De Panne: it would ......read more

Total and BWF Extend Partnership Until 2021

Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2017:  Following the completion of a landmark three-year partnership, Total and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently announced a three-year extension of the partnership until 2021.  Through the extended partnership, brokered by Infront Sports & Media, Total will continue as the Title Sponsor and the Official Energy Partner for all BWF Major Events (TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup, TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, TOTAL BWF World Championships).  “We are extremely proud of the success we have had with BWF in the last three years. BWF has been extremely supportive in seamlessly integrating Total as part of the badminton circle. Most importantly, the partnership has helped to strengthen Total’s presence in Asia Pacific and the Middle East,” said Francois Dehodencq, Senior ......read more

Region's first-ever ‘Signage Design' competition for creative design professionals launched by LG

Total cash prize of US $100,000 offered for best ‘techorater’ across four design categories Dubai, UAE: 26 March 2017:  LG Electronics today announced the launch of the first-ever LG Signage Design competition for innovative professional designers and architects across the region to push the boundaries of artistic designs within new and existing commercial spaces. Participants are expected to submit design proposals using LG’s ultra-flexible open frame OLED and ultra-stretch LCD digital signage solutions across four categories for the opportunity to win cash prize worth US $25,000 per category. The LG Signage Design competition is fully supported and endorsed by the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC), established by the Dubai Government to raise the profile of Dubai as a regional and global ......read more

Sony Mobile announces GCC media winners of its UEFA Champions League competition

Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff Dubai, 24 March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.  23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of challenges and competitions including an amazing race, a treasure hunt and a bubble football challenge. They also attended a briefing on new Sony Mobile smartphones including Xperia XZ Premium, awarded the Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017; Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra; and previewed its latest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia L1. As part of the day-long amazing race across Kuala Lumpur, participants deduced clues, navigated the city, interacted with ......read more

Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship finale on Friday

Timetable of events; Dressage starts 8am, Show Jumping 9.30am and Cross Country 2pm Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017:  The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Desert Palm Equestrian Centre, Dubai. The prestigious Equestrian Championship is organized in association with Dubai Police, Dubai Tourism and MASERATI.  Known as one of the largest equestrian shows in the region, this show has grown in popularity and registered numbers since its inception. More than 3,000 visitors registered to attend the show, which incorporates three Olympic disciplines - namely Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, all in one day. The show is the culmination to a very full season for the Emirates Equestrian Federation ......read more

Step Up Academy is the First Ever UAE Dance School Chosen to Perform at Disneyland Paris

A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th March, the unique group of 22 young dancers from 14 different countries will showcase their talent at the ‘Perform in the Magic’ show in front of an audience of more than one thousand spectators – proudly representing the rich diversity of the UAE as well as its position as a hub for high quality art and dance.  Following a strict audition process, the young group made it through with the support of their five dance teachers ......read more

This Spring La Roca Village hosts the first ‘Cracking Art' exhibit in Spain

Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together once again this season at La Roca Village in a blaze of colour and light to convey the essence of spring. The artistic movement Cracking Art presents its first exhibition in Spain, at the invitation of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village. From 1 March to 31 May, La Roca Village will host a surprising and multicoloured invasion of 40 large artworks of snails, rabbits, swallows and frogs created out of plastic, a material ......read more

Fun and games with ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman' these school holidays

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game, and everyone is invited to take part. With games of skill and dexterity located in fun-filled arenas throughout the mall, shoppers and visitors can take on challenges and get a chance to win fantastic prizes too. Open daily from 4pm to 10pm, pit your wits against an array of challenges, which you have just 60 seconds to complete! Discover the action-packed game zones at Main Atriums on Level S1 and ......read more

duFC Concludes Highly Successful Second Season Celebrated in front of 10,000 supporters at Dubai Mall

duFC Finals witnesses Clasico Revival with Puyol’s team beating Salgado’s   Presence of the country’s senior sports and educational authorities attests to the importance of this scouting platform for the country’s football future Six-month nationwide tournament with over 7,000 players, 1,060 games, 3,864 goals  Dubai, UAE – March 19, 2017 – Against the deafening cheers of 10,000 supports and spectators at Dubai Mall throughout the day, du Football Champions crowned the 2016/2017 season winners of the UAE Schools & Streets Cup, the nation’s official youth football Cups. In recognition of the platform’s importance at a national level, the Finals were attended by H.E. Ibrahim Abdul Malik, General Secretary of the General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare, Mr. ......read more

IndiaCast announces the launch of the 4th Season of COLORS CricQuiz 2017

To be hosted by Jaggu and Tarana, the current season will premiere on 26th March, every Sunday at 8pm on Colors TV Dubai, UAE, 19th March 2017:   Following the stupendous success of the previous seasons, IndiaCast brings to you yet another entertaining edition of COLORS CricQuiz - the most definitive cricket quizzing championship for the viewers of COLORS TV in Middle East and Africa. All set to premiere on Sunday, March 26th at 8PM (UAE time), the 4th Season of this nail biting quiz show will be hosted by Presenter extraordinaire, Jaggu and Tarana. The auditions conducted last month saw a huge footfall with over 500 cricket fans in teams of two queuing up to showcase their knowledge about the game of cricket. The top 15 teams thus selected will now be seen contesting with each other on National platform over a period of eight ......read more

Region's largest football gaming portal, La3eeb concludes region-wide competition in Dubai

Islam Imran from Egypt walked away with a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna on winning the grand finale against eight top players from the Middle East Dubai, March 19, 2017:   La3eeb, the region’s largest online football gaming platform, hosted the grand finale of its eight-week long gaming competition in a live online match in Dubai recently. The gala event, which was attended by the crème de la crème of the region's football community, was held amidst great fanfare at the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. Islam Imran from Egypt, residing in Riyadh, KSA, was announced the winner of the competition, walking away with a grand prize of a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna.  The judging panel consisted of legendary football players Hazem Emam from Egypt and Fahad Al-Harifi Al-Bishi from Saudi Arabia ......read more

Sharjah Museums to Open Unique Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization features work of renowned British Muslim photographer Peter Sanders. Exhibition at Sharjah Museum of Civilization runs until June 11.  SHARJAH, March 17, 2016:  Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization today opened an exhibition giving a rare glimpse into the lives of Muslims in China as documented by the world’s preeminent photographer of Muslim communities.  The exhibition Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the Lens of Peter Sanders is a comprehensive photo essay of 50 large-scale images that reflects the vibrant and diverse lives of Muslims at work, at school, at rest, and at worship in all corners of the country.  The images were captured over a period of 20 years by British photographer Peter Sanders, himself a Muslim. The exhibition ......read more

Hassan Al Qayedi, Afra Al Badi emerge champions in Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun for Locals

Crowning of winners take place in festive atmosphere after over 1,000 shooters competed for honours DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The Fazza Championships for Shooting Saktoun for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre concluded on Thursday at the Dubai Police Shooting Square in Ruwayyah area, with over 1,000 participants competing in five categories to win handsome cash prizes allocated to the first three positions. The crowning of the winners of the tournament after several days of intense competition took place amid a festive atmosphere in the presence of HE Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC; Brigadier General Mohammed Obaid Al Muhairi, Head of the tournament organizing committee; and other senior officials of HHC. The duo of Rashed Al Kaabi and Saeed Al Kaabi clinched first place in the ......read more

‘1001 Titles' Reaches 60% of Target

Emirati Arabic books on track for landmark publishing initiative Sharjah, March 17th, 2017:  During its participation in the 46th edition of the London Book Fair, the management of the ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has announced that it has reached 60% of its target to launch 1,001 Emirati Arabic books in two years, keeping it on track for a regional publishing milestone. Majd Al Shehhi, Manager of ‘1001 Titles’, highlighted the idea behind initiating 1001 titles to an audience of authors and publishers. The highly ambitious initiative came about following a study ordered by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), which showed the number of titles published by Emirati publishing houses was decreasing every year. The first-of-its-kind ......read more

Goran stuns world champion Branko in qualifying round of 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving

Final round of Gulf, Juniors and Open categories takes place on Saturday 18th March at Hamdan Sports Complex DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre at Hamdan Sports Complex in Ruwayyah, saw the participation of men and women in the Juniors, Gulf and Open (Professionals) as they competed in the largest tournament of its kind and one of the most challenging traditional sports. The qualifying rounds to select the best 10 divers in the Open, Gulf and Junior categories took place on Thursday 16th March with 30 of the participants advancing to the final round which will be held on Saturday 18th March commencing at 3.00 pm to vie for major honours in a competition that has gained international acclaim over the past decade. Hamad Al ......read more

Team CORUM scores dominant win in 15th Snow Polo World Cup in Kitzbuhel

Team Corum, comprising  Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup at Kitzbühel, by besting the cream of the assembled international polo field  by a superior 12.5-6 margin.  On their way to victory, Team Corum achieved a goal difference of plus 20.5, which is one of the best ever recorded in the history of the Kitzbühel event. While presenting the winners with a Bubble Luminova timepiece each, CORUM CEO Davide Traxler said “This is our first time in Kitzbühel and I am proud to associate CORUM with this major event which is also a great platform for us as we share an identical target group of customers. It has been 3 extraordinary days and CORUM is not only proud to support this fabulous sport but also this impressive team. We look forward to 2018!” This was ......read more

Art Jameel enters new phase of development

Jameel Arts Centre Dubai to open in 2018 Art Jameel expands institutional partnerships via a new collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art DUbai, UAE, March 15, 2017:  Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, today announced a number of ini-tiatives designed to enrich the thriving cultural scene in the region and beyond.  Building upon its strong history of exhibitions, educational initiatives, institutional partnerships and community outreach, Art Jameel is entering a new phase of development, marked by two major announcements today: a new Arts Centre in Dubai, due to open in winter 2018 and a long-term partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will enable the Museum to acquire works by modern and contemporary artists from the ......read more

Ben Swift Looking to Go One Better at Milan-san Remo for UAE Team Emirates

Britain aiming for win at the first Spring Classic of the season following second and third places at the same race in previous years 16 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates will line-up at the first Spring Classic of the year, Milan-San Remo, this Saturday with in-form British rider, Ben Swift, looking to better his previous results at the famous race. Swift previously finished in second and third places when riding for Team Sky in 2016 and 2014 respectively.   One of the most exciting and prestigious one day races of the season, Milan-San Remo is the first ‘Monument’ race of the year, also known by its Italian name La Classica di Primavera ("The Spring Classic") or "La Classicissima". Despite being known as the ‘sprinters’ classic’, the race is not a ......read more

A Celebration of Culture as Art Nights Returns to Dubai International Financial Centre

Launch of DIFC Art Integration Programme, showcased world-class sculptures and thought-provoking installations  Dubai-UAE: 14 March 2017:  Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub and destination for lifestyle, arts and culture, welcomed His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, in the company of his Excellency Essa Kazim, the Governor of DIFC, for the first edition of Art Nights in 2017. Under the theme of ‘Art Fresco’, the event welcomed over 3,000 visitors. A highlight on the Dubai event calendar, Art Nights showcased artists from across the globe and launched the DIFC Art Integration Programme, with exhibits from world-renowned artists Sir Tony Cragg and Oliviero Rainaldi in the Gate Village and around the ......read more

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Sharjah 24 Has Emerged as Emirate's Window to the World: Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi…

PREMIER ARABIC-ENGLISH NEWS PORTAL, RUN BY SHARJAH GOVERNMENT MEDIA BUREAU, TOASTES SUCCESS AS IT MARKS SECOND ANNIVERSARY  Sharjah, March 2, 2017:  Sharjah 24, the premier Arabic and English news portal dedicated to Sharjah and the UAE, celebrated its second anniversary in style today (Thursday, March 2, 2017) in the presence of HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of ......read more

Global Village: A Walk-Through Street Theatre…

For its 21st Season, the multicultural festival destination is entertaining guests with interactive street performances. Dubai, 2nd March 2017:  For its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has come back with some of the best street entertainment in the region. With more than 10 performances lined up every day, guests can expect to witness ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces Shortlists in Translation and Literary Studies…

11th Cycle Abu Dhabi, March 02 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the works shortlisted in its “Translation” and “Literary& Arts Criticism” Categories.  The frontrunners in “Translation” include three scholarly studies, two of which construed to Arabic from original works in English and German, and one study translated from ......read more

HH The Emir's Trophy presented by Longines marks a successful conclusion…

Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Doha provided the ideal backdrop for an exhilaration filled conclusion of HH The Emir’s Sword. Held annually at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, HH The Emir’s Sword is one of the most definitive equestrian events on Qatar’s horse-racing calendar and is a perfect mix of elegance and outstanding performance.   The thrilling competition ......read more

The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery's new exhibition sheds light on one of the UAE's most important ...…

Installation view of works by Hassan Sharif and Jos Clevers. Photo Courtesy NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Artists include: Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Abdullah Al Saadi, Jos Clevers, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Mohammed Kazem, Hassan Sharif, Hussain Sharif, and Vivek Vilasini with contributions from Khalid Albudoor, Nujoom Alghanem, Cristiana De Marchi, and Adel Khozam Abu Dhabi, March 1, 2017: ......read more

Wawrinka Upset but Murray Wins at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Defending champion Stan Wawrinka slumped to a shock opening round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beaten 7-6 (4) 6-3 by 77th ranked Damir Dzumhur. It is the first time since 2008, when Andy Murray beat Roger Federer, that the defending champion has lost in the first round. But top-seeded Murray had little difficulty overcoming Tunisian Malek ......read more

Young Tennis Stars Enjoyed Some Fun in the Sun With ATP Professional Doubles Players…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Some of the best young tennis players from across the UAE took part in the ATP Tennis Emirates Coaching Clinic this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The excited group was joined by doubles players, John Peers from Australia and Horia Tecău from Romania. The players had a practice session with the budding tennis stars and gave ......read more

Defending Champion Wawrinka Upset in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Opener…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Defending champion Stan Wawrinka slumped to a shock opening round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beaten 7-6 (4) 6-3 by 77th ranked Damir Dzumhur. The number two seed got off to a perfect start, breaking serve in the second game and leading 3-0, but Dzumhur then settled and offered more resistance, levelled at 4-4 and then claimed ......read more

Winners of 2017 FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix awarded at the Closing Ceremony…

28 February 2017, Sharjah, UAE:  VIP guests including Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov  and participating grandmasters gathered on February 27th  at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club to fete the winner of 2017 FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix at the closing ceremony. Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla thanked 18 Grandmasters who were ......read more

Roger Federer Begins His Bid for an Eighth Title at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Roger Federer began his quest for a record eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 6-1 6-3 win over Benoit Paire. It is his 13th appearance in Dubai, and as well as winning seven titles he has twice finished as runner-up. The third seeded Australian Open champion is bidding to win an eighth title at an event for the first time in ......read more

Fifth and largest edition of The Sheikha Manal ‘Little Artists Program' launched…

HH Sheikha Manal: Art is a tool which can be used to share cultural values and provide a platform for dialogue between cultures We are committed to enhancing creativity and providing a stimulating environment for children to develop their creative thinking  Art can support the development of children’s personalities, helping them to become accomplished adults who are active ......read more

Line up of 72 Dubai Teams in duFC Knockouts Announced…

Dubai knock outs to feature top 16 teams in UAE Schools Cup Boys U16 & U14, 32 Streets Cup Teams and 8 UAE Girls Challenge teams Dubai, UAE – 27 February 2017:  72 schools, streets and girls teams from Dubai will battle it out in du Football Champions, (duFC)’s knockouts next weekend http://www.dufc.ae/schoolsCup/result. The 72 teams comprise the top 16 teams in ......read more

Splash ‘n' Party announces a ‘Splashtastic' Holi Festival of Colours for little ones…

Featuring water guns and balloons, stilt walkers, and jugglers, the Splash ‘n’ Party ‘Holi Festival of Colours’ will deliver great family fun and fond memories Dubai, UAE – February 27, 2017:  Splash ‘n’ Party, Dubai’s coolest and most exciting aqua park for little ones, is celebrating ‘Holi Festival of Colours’. Set to take ......read more

Six winners in Professional and Amateur categories crowned in 10th edition of Saluki Championships…

100 contestants, including foreigners, thrill large crowd at Al Marmoom race track on Saturday DUBAI, 26th February 2017:  The 10th edition of the Saluki Championship organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw more than 100 contestants, including several foreign participants, vying for honours in the finals of the competition on Saturday 25th February in Al Marmoum ......read more

Successful Run of ‘Kids Fest' at Global Village Comes to an End for this Season…

Interactive activities brought joy to families and drew smiles over kids’ faces.  Dubai, 26th February, 2017:  The immensely popular ‘Kids Fest’ at Global Village, wrapped up for this season last evening as it witnessed a huge popularity amongst Global Village’s guests over the course of the festival’s 21 day period. Thousands of resident and tourist ......read more

Durasek is the icon of the fighting spirit from UAE Team Emirates…

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates reaffirmed the team's fighting spirit in the 2nd stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour. After that Manuele Mori had been protagonist in the opening stage, Kristijan Durasek (photo Bettini) was the rider from the Emirati team who joined the main breakaway of the stage Al Maryah Island-Al Marina (153 km). Six attackers (Canola, Calabria, Boem, De ......read more

Svitolina Beats Wozniacki to Claim Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Elina Svitolina claimed the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title with a hard-fought 6-4 6-2 win over Caroline Wozniacki. Not only did Svitolina win the biggest title of her career, but she will make her top 10 debut next week. It was the second title in a month for Svitolina, who also won in Taipei, and a second final in two weeks for Wozniacki ......read more

Winners of the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017 Honoured by Sharjah Ladies Club…

Five km and 10 km races saw participation of 1,500 runners from 54 countries Sharjah, February 25, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has honoured the winners of the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017, which took place at Sharjah University City. Characterised by fierce but friendly rivalry, the run saw the participation of about 1,500 female racers from 54 countries, with 66% Emiratis taking part. ......read more

Andy Murray to Face Malek Jaziri in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Opener…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  ATP World number one Andy Murray will face Tunisia's Malek Jaziri in an intriguing first round clash at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Murray will be seeking his first title in Dubai as he returns to court for the first time since the Australian Open. The reigning Olympic, Wimbledon and ......read more

Tennis Legends Warm Up on the Beach…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  ATP world number one Andy Murray and seven time Dubai champion Roger Federer are back in Dubai for the 25th anniversary of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, and took some time out from serious practice for an impromptu match on the beach facing the iconic Burj Al Arab at the Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel today. Murray and Federer haven’t played ......read more

Sevastova the First Player to Reach Semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 23, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Anastasija Sevastova became the first player to advance to the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as she claimed a   6-4 7-5 win over Qiang Wang. After losing in the qualifying rounds in 2016 the Latvian is now just two matches away from claiming her first title since 2010. Wang, who is the first Chinese player to advance to ......read more

Bellis Stuns Radwanska to Reach Quarter-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  Teenager Catherine Bellis claimed a stunning 6-4 2-6 6-2 victory over fourth seed and former champion Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Another former champion, Caroline Wozniacki, fared better but struggled to overcome a spirited challenge from Kateryna Bondarenko 3-6 6-2 6-3. "Whew, ......read more

Wang ends Mladenovic Campaign at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 22, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Kristina Mladenovic was unable to build upon her Tuesday upset of second seed Karolina Pliskova as she was defeated 6-1 6-4 by Qiang Wang at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Eighth seed Elina Vesnina also failed to reach the quarter-finals as she was beaten 3-6 6-4 7-6(4) by Ana Konjuh in a two hour 31-minute battle. Both Wang and Mladenovic ......read more

GAC on the greens - World-Class Golfing Pro gives masterclass in Doha…

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  Young players from the Qatar Golf Association’s Junior National Team joined GAC customers and staff for an afternoon masterclass with world-class golfer Chris Wood recently. During the session held at Doha Golf Club, GAC-sponsored Chris Wood shared with the 14 keen players some of his sporting wisdom including how to improve their skills on the ......read more

PCFC seeks role model in global corporate communication and industry specialized media…

Khalil Saqer bin Gharib: Mohammed bin Rashid inspires us to achieve excellence in our industry specialized communication Dubai – 22 February 2017:  The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) has further reinforced efforts aiming to leverage corporate communication in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates at large to be on par with the world’s best standards and ......read more

The Equestrian World Races to Dubai World Trade Center This March…

The region’s most significant and influential equine event, Dubai International Horse Fair, will return for its 13th edition from March 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre The event is co-located with the 14th edition of the world-acclaimed Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  The 13th Dubai International Horse Fair, held alongside ......read more

Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Set February 26th ...…

22 February, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The final deadline to submit entries for Proud Expressions has been set for February 26, 2017. Proud Expressions is a unique joint initiative of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) that aims to pay symbolic and fitting tribute to the ......read more

Sharjah Press Club Study Stresses the Role of Positivity in Media Work…

SPC’s News Cinema Initiative Features as Many as 2,332 Visitors and Suggests Most People Would Like to Like to See Positive News Sharjah, February 22, 2017:  An analytical study conducted by the Sharjah Press Club (SPC) of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) suggests that most people prefer positive news stories that do not cause sadness, fear or horror but promote feeling of ......read more

YNM Dubai - 'The Noora' Dress for Colon Cancer…

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  Yasmin AL Mulla took inspiration from her mother’s success in battling Colon Cancer to launch a piece that would express her gratitude toward her journey. The designer witnessed the strength and courage it takes to fight against the disease through her mother’s struggle in battling cancer and healing process. In celebration of being cured after ......read more

Makarova Stuns Cibulkova at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 21, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Ekaterina Makarova pulled off the biggest upset so far at this year's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by stunning third seed and WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 4-6 6-2. There were ominous signs perhaps for Cibulkova after she saw the draw and who her first opponent would be, as she had only recently fallen to Makarova at the ......read more

Star Hunt 2017 Winners Announced At The Grand Finale Show…

Winners of Dubai Outlet Mall’s Star Hunt 2017 contest were revealed during a glitzy event, judged by industry experts. Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Star Hunt 2017, an annual event organized by Dubai Outlet Mall, ended on a celebratory note. The 6th edition of this glamorous event that aims to showcase fresh local talent, received much appreciation from the industry as thirty ......read more

Olympic Gold Medalist Puig Reaches Second Round at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 20, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig overcame a sore back as well as her opponent to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 4-6 6-4. The result left Shvedova still seeking her first win of 2017. "Especially in the first round I think it's good to have a match that pushes you a little ......read more

Dubai Culture Hosts ‘Britain Takes Shape' to Support the 2017 UK- UAE Year of Creative Collaboration…

The Authority to host the British Contemporary Design Exhibition at Design Days Dubai, a Key Event of Dubai Art Season 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2017:  In support of the UK-UAE Year of Creative Collaboration, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, announced that it is hosting an ......read more

Swiss International Scientific School Team 1 Wins ESKC Junior Round Two…

Nineteen student teams compete at Dubai Kartdrome Dubai, UAE, 20 February 2017:  Swiss International Scientific School (SISS) Team 1, with brothers Keanu Al Azhari and Adam Al Azhari, dominated Round Two of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) Junior category at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (19 February), with JT Racing topping the Nomad Class. In the first of four ......read more

J.P. Morgan Kids' Day…

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Over 500 school children from all over the UAE joined in the fun at the second J.P. Morgan Kids’ Day for the week, which took place this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The kids were taught some new skills during the two hour session which was led by coaches from the Clark Francis Tennis Academy. Joining them on their morning ......read more

The du UAE FA's Academy League Plays Host to a fantastic Line up of Matches in Week 4…

Dr. Khalid Abdullah: “The national League is challenging both clubs and private academies to raise their game by testing their play with every match” 20 February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the week, E-Sports and PSG faced off in a very intense game with PSG opening the score line with a strong free kick from Thomas Rousse in the 30th ......read more

OMEGA Starts the Clock: Celebrating the One Year Countdown to Pyeonchang 2018…

Pinpointing a precise moment to start the one year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, OMEGA turned a second into a celebration at a special VIP ceremony in Seoul. Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Sports fans around the world still have 12 months to wait for the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, but for OMEGA, the timekeeping has already begun. The Swiss brand ......read more

Sharjah to Host Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017…

Major publishing industry event takes place at Flag Island on February 27-28 Sharjah, 20 February 2017:  Sharjah is gearing up to host the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017, a major publishing industry event that is taking place at the emirate’s Flag Island on February 27-28. Organised by the Emirates Publishers Association in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual ......read more

New Lamborghini Series Featured Alongside National Racing at Dubai Autodrome…

Eight races contested during NRD Power Weekend Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle ......read more

Double the Fun at UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women's Open Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Two of the most popular sports in the UAE joined forces over the weekend to celebrate UAE National Sports Day with the UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women’s Open Championships, which was conducted at Dubai Design District on 16 and 17 February.  Organized by UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Association’s Chairwoman of the Women’s ......read more

IndiaCast announces auditions for the COLORS CricQuiz 2017 – most definitive cricket quizzing ...…

More than 500 Cricket Fans from the Middle East are expected to audition on the 25th February for the 4th season of COLORS Cricquiz across the Middle East UAE, 19th February 2016:  Indiacast is bringing back COLORS CricQuiz to the TV screens for the fourth consecutive year. COLORS CricQuiz is considered as the most definitive cricket quizzing championship on television in the region. The ......read more

Mothers Played Key Roles in Shaping Careers of Directors Sharing Screen at Unique Women's Film ...…

Friend’s life-turning event inspired work by Emirati Alawadi showing at WOW Film Fair Middle East  Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Returning to Dubai cinema screens for a fourth edition next month, the unique film festival which champions the role of women in the movie industry brings together a trio of directors who credit their mothers for playing a key part in shaping their ......read more

Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi first to book spot in Final of AED 1 million Fazza Championship for ...…

Matar Al Habsi achieves perfect score of 50 in semifinals showing off his skill with two Yuollah weapons DUBAI, 18th Febuary 2017:  Hamdan Mohammed bin Musleh Al Ahbabi (number 3) became the first Yuweel artiste to book his place in the final of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah during the 10th episode of the event in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday ......read more

Kerber Faces Tough Challenge at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  Angelique Kerber faces a tough challenge as she bids to recapture her number one ranking at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week. The German claimed the top spot late last season from Serena Williams, but slipped back to number two following the Australian Open. A title this week would see her return to the top, but she faces some formidable ......read more

Sharjah Ladies Run to Award Prizes Worth More Than AED 100,000…

Cash prizes, free memberships and gift vouchers Sharjah, 18 February, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that more than AED 100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24. First, second and third places in the 5km and 10km races, will receive cash prizes worth AED 28,000 from the club, one year memberships at ......read more

Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla and VIP guests attend Opening Ceremony of the 2017 FIDE Sharjah ...…

18 February 2017, Sharjah:  Under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the eagerly anticipated FIDE 2017 Sharjah Grand Prix opening ceremony took place last night at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, Chairman of the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club welcomed VIP ......read more

Dr. Ahmad Saad Al Sharif, KHDA headlines Innoventures Education Athletics Championship as Chief ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 February 2017:  Innoventures Education recently held their annual Athletics Championship on 12th February at Dubai Sports City.  The championship was attended by nearly 600 students from across the Innoventures Education schools Dubai International Academy (DIA), Collegiate American School (CAS), Raffles World Academy (RWA), and Raffles ......read more

AkzoNobel calls bright young minds in MENA to join the ‘Imagine Chemistry' challenge…

A global initiative that aims to leverage the knowledge of chemistry to solve real-world challenges  Supports the vision of the UAE and regional governments to promote a culture of localised innovation  Open to all start-ups, students, research groups and career scientists  Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  AkzoNobel, the world leader in performance coatings ......read more

Rising Star Svitolina Sets Sights on Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title…

February 18, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Elina Svitolina is thrilled to be back at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and will go into her matches full of confidence after a spectacular year in which she claimed victories over world number ones Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber that have left her knocking on the door of the top 10. She enjoyed many other triumphs too, and one of ......read more

10th edition of Saluki Championships to kick-off with 10 qualifying rounds in Amateurs category…

Top three fastest qualifiers in each round to advance to the final round DUBAI, 18th February 2017:  The 10th edition of the Saluki Championship organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will kick-off on Saturday 18th February in Al Marmoum area of Dubai commencing at 1.00pm.  The tournament will see some changes in the qualifying format for the first time in the ......read more

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