Agha tops SWS Junior Cup, second Masters win in a row for Eelma
Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2017: Veteran racers produced a strong showing at the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Races on Monday night (22 May) at Dubai Kartdrom with Anjum Shaikh and Kamal Agha displaying peak form ahead of their participation in the Paris SWS World Finals on Thursday (25 May).
Both drivers went two-for-two on the evening, just days ahead of their trip to France where they will join nine other drivers representing the Dubai Kartdrome at the SWS World Finals. Fellow racer, Heiki Eelma won’t be going to Paris this year, however, he did bag another class win as he continues to dominate the SWS Masters category this season.
SWS Senior Cup & Masters Category
Thirty drivers packed the SWS Senior grid and Rami Azzam was the best of them early ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017: IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in December 2017.
For the sixth consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen is the official ‘Festival-Time’ partner of DIFF, where the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will once again present the IWC Filmmaker Award to a promising Arab director. “Supporting filmmakers and their projects is something we are very passionate about. As watchmakers, we completely understand how much time and effort filmmakers invest in creating a true work of ......read more
May 22, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals - taking place at Dubai Opera on June 6-10 - looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after a quartet of former World number ones in the guise of Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Mohamed ElShorbagy and James Willstrop were drawn together in a mouth-watering group stage.
The lucrative tournament, which has $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and Women's draws, will see the players face off against each other in a round-robin best-of-three series from June 6-8 for a place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond - with only two players progressing from each group.
Current World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad, the man who topped the PSA Road To Dubai Standings, finds himself going up against another former No.1, Nick Matthew, in-form ......read more
Holy month camps will offer religious, artistic and educational activities
Sharjah, May 22, 2017: Children are set to enjoy an array of artistic, entertainment and religious activities at a number of camps being hosted by Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) this Ramadan. Running from May 28 to June 22, the programmes at each of the venues have been carefully formulated to align with the spiritual atmosphere of the holy month.
Taking place at SLC’s four facilities; Basateen Pre-school Centre, Collage Talent Centre, Tiny Talents Program and the Sports Complex, the Ramadan camps aim to cultivate noble values in children and to teach them about their religion through using simple yet appealing methods.
“Every year during Ramadan we provide our young visitors with a variety of activities that engage their interests and ......read more
From the race track to the ocean!
DUBAI, May 22, 2017: Pirelli has swapped the racing circuit for the high seas after partnering with two-time winner Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2017 America’s Cup 2017. Pirelli, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, will be the official sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand as they look for a third win in sailing’s premier competition, which this year takes place from May 26 to June 26 in Bermuda, in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The famous yellow and red Pirelli logo will feature on the Emirates Team New Zealand boat and its rudders, which act as a metaphor for the tyre. Just as a tyre ensures a vehicle’s performance and control, the rudder guarantees the precision of the vessel on its course.
Participation in the world’s top sailing ......read more
Can You Write Your Way To Stardom?
Dubai, 22 May 2017: Young writers and poets in the UAE have a new chance to unleash their creative talents as the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature student writing competitions open today. The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Taaleem Award for poetry have become integral additions to the academic calendar, with the number of participants growing every year.
‘The Award Ceremonies remain a highlight of each Festival,’ said Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. ‘The competitions allow all students, between the ages of 8 to 25 years, resident in the UAE, to hone their creative writing skills in Arabic and English. We are delighted to be ......read more
Jan Polanc crosses finish line amongst first group at 100th Giro d’Italia
Monday, 22 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc came 11th after he successfully bridged the gap on the final straight of stage 15 and crossed the finish line as part of the first group of riders. Bob Jungels (Quick - Step Floors) took the sprint win in Bergamo to claim the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) keeps the General Classification lead.
Commenting on his finish, UAE Team Emirates’ Polanc said: “Today was difficult. The breakaway started at 20 km so the speed was high and most of the peloton was very tired. In the end my legs felt quite good and I managed to bridge the gap on the final straight and finish with the first group - the best riders at the ......read more
Vegard Stake Laengen is sixth overall at the inaugural edition of the Amgen Tour of California
United Arab Emirates. Sunday, 21 May 2017: The curtain was drawn on the seventh and final stage of Amgen Tour of California with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing sixth overall in the final General Classification. The stage was won by Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) while George Bennett (Team LottoNl - Jumbo) clinched the overall General Classification.
The Tour of California concluded Saturday 20 May, when cyclists departed the Mountain High ski resort, dropping into the Angeles National Forest and ending the 125 km ride in front of the convention center in Pasadena.
Stage Seven Results
Evan Huffman ( Rally ......read more
Little ones can experience a thrilling time with carnival games, and fun with water balloons and water guns
Dubai, UAE – May 21, 2017: With summer vacations getting closer, Splash ‘n’ Party is organizing their first ever, ‘End of School Carnival’ on the 21st May to get the tiny tots celebrating early.
With most of the actual schoolwork completed and classrooms buzzing with students excited about the summer vacation, the end of the school year often finds parents and teachers looking for ways to keep students engaged.
Priced at AED 100 per child, ‘End of School Carnival’ is a one-day event from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and will feature a slew of ‘splashtastic’ activities such as carnival games, fun with water guns and water balloons.
Anjili Samtani-Radia, ......read more
Turban Kings arrive in Dubai
Brother duo to perform together in Dubai for the first time
Daler Mehndi performing in Dubai after 8 years, singer to sing all his hit numbers from Bahubali 2, Dangal to the old favourites
Mika says Dubai is an amazing city and he does about 7 shows a year.
May 18th, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Get ready to groove as the brother duo and singing singhs are all set to perform live on Dubai stage for the first time tomorrow Friday, May 19th at Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. Dust your party shoes and put them on for an unforgettable, breathtaking and overwhelming ride with ‘mast kalandar’ Mika Singh and the king of Punjabi songs, Daler Mehndi.
Reminiscing his first performance in Dubai way back in 1992, Mika said now he does almost 7 shows a year in Dubai ......read more
Winners announced during prestigious ceremony at ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai
Top three winners received cash prizes and access to training and support
Dubai, UAE, May 18, 2017: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on Wednesday the top three winners of the 2nd cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition during the closing ceremony for the 5th ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai.
FriendyCar, a marketplace for borrowing and lending cars, claimed the first-place prize, while second place went to CorporateStack, a web-based solution for managing business operations. Nester, a parking rental marketplace that connects parking owners with people, placed third.
The winners were honoured by H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office, Mr. Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice President - Institutional ......read more
UAE Team Emirates secure two riders in top ten with Rui Costa second and Simone Petilli placing eighth in stage 11 of Giro d’Italia
Thursday, 18 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ World Champion Rui Costa clinched a podium position with teammate Simone Petilli in top ten after facing four tough ascents during the 11th stage that concluded Wednesday 17 May. Costa took an impressive second and Petilli eighth in the thrilling hilly stage from Firenze to Bagno di Romagna, behind Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) who came first while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) kept the Maglia Rosa.
Commenting on his finish, 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour Champion Rui Costa said: “It was important that we joined a breakaway today and I worked really hard to be able to achieve that. I tried my best to pursue the attack and win, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017: Global Residence and Citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award. The Award was established to pay tribute to individuals who work towards improving and supporting the global community, and whose actions have contributed to building a more peaceful and tolerant world.
Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen are open to the public. The selection process for the Global Citizen is confidential and the winner will be chosen by a seven-member Award Committee through a majority vote format. The Award Committee is comprised of the following members:
Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan
Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta
Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam, ......read more
Dubai, 16 May 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will run from 6-13 December, 2017 and submissions are now open for the Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market for Arab filmmaker’s part of the highly successful Dubai Film Market (DFM), the business counterpart of DIFF.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the DFC has enjoyed a decade of success discovering and presenting projects from emerging and established writers, directors and producers from the Arab world to industry professionals around the world. Having showcased more than 135 fiction and non-fiction film projects in development to regional and international industry decision makers of which 56 have been completed.
Since its inception in 2007 the DFC has witnessed a substantial improvement in the ......read more
Remarkable art pieces created in a unique collaboration between Emirati artists and artisans in Afghanistan will be on display at Dubai Festival City from 21 May to 16 June
Dubai, 14 May, 2017: In partnership with The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed (FBMI) initiative, Dubai Festival City is set to open a unique art exhibition within its main atrium, Festival Square. From 21 May to 16 June, FBMI will be showcasing the remarkable artwork of four prominent Emirati artists who took part in the ‘Artists for Change program, at Dubai Festival City.
The exhibit will unveil the largest yarn ball ever assembled in the region with a diameter of three metres. The ball of yarn is hand crafted out of 100% indigenous wool, hand-spun by female weavers and dyed with natural vegetable dyes in Afghanistan.
The exhibition will support ......read more
Region’s First-Ever Unlimited Play Membership at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works Centres in UAE
100 Days of play is now a big Deal!
Fun City launches a unique membership of 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99 !
Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2017: Fun City, UAE’s most popular entertainment brand has launched its first-ever Unlimited Play membership. This unbelievable feature allows any child who opts for this and becomes a Fun Member full access to all Play Zones and Fun and Learn areas at Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works stores across the UAE for just AED 99 – less than AED 1 per day for all day play.
This membership is a first of its kind for the entire entertainment industry in the GCC and breaks new ground in allowing unlimited access and enjoyment to little guests at the play areas. Children ......read more
Smart Idol – empowering & changing lives
Dubai, May 14th 2017: Dubai’s unsung heroes finally get the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers.
Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds.
A jury panel selects the top 15 talents, split between singing and dancing performances, who will then be trained and mentored by industry professionals to fine-tune their skills. Smart Idol winners and select finalists become part of SmartBand, which performs at corporate events.
“Smart Idol affords ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc is still ‘King of the Mountain’ while Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) wins sixth stage of Giro
Thursday, 11 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’, Slovenian rider Jan Polanc is still in the King of the Mountain jersey and fourth in Youth Classification with teammates Simone Petilli and Valerio Conti in fifth and sixth place respectively. The sixth stage wrapped up on Thursday, 11 May which was won by Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) following a breakaway.
Stage seven starts in Castrovillari and is 224 km and over the first 140 km, the route is essentially flat with just a short descent after the start. After cresting the Bosco delle Pianelle KOM summit the final part of the stage is more complicated as the route passes through several urban areas. The final ......read more
MGM Hospitality is one of the biggest casino companies in the world, and hearing that it will be developing and operating a 26-acre resort in Dubai is good news for the area. A place of extravagance and wealth, it is only fitting that the company would make a move into that area, but what of the gambling?
Well this is where it gets complicated, but not impossible. The rules of the UAE are that sports betting is legal, but casinos aren’t. What this will mean is if you are looking for any card games then you may have to play online poker instead. If you want to bet on the horse racing though, that is one thing that you will be able to do.
The news of the MGM development was announced after a presentation by MGM to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Dubai’s ruler. This ......read more
Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi.
Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest hits that have marked his star-studded career and endeared him to Russian music fans and won the Sochi-born rock and pop idol many awards. His rousing performance was just the right accompaniment to the gala setting and much to the appreciation of the many VIPs, music aficionados and connoisseurs of luxury that were invited especially for the gala gathering.
Held since 2004 the Russian Seasons in Dubai has been responsible for presenting ......read more
Egypt qualified four men and three women for Dubai World Series Finals
Line-ups led by men’s and women’s current World Champions
May 9 2017, DUBAI UAE: Egypt’s dominance of world squash continues with a seven-strong contingent of players heading to Dubai next month for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which will be played at the Dubai Opera from June 6-10.
Only the top eight ranked male and female players in the PSA Road to Dubai rankings have qualified to contest the prestigious season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, after the men completed six qualifying events, and the women five, during the 2016-2017 season.
Led by men’s world champion and world number one Karim Abdel Gawad, and women’s world champion and world number one Nour EL Sherbini, Egypt has qualified a remarkable ......read more
Dubai, 08 May 2017: Spearheading efforts to champion Arab cinema and promote the UAE as a leading film hub for the region, a UAE delegation will embark on a journey to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Comprising key industry players including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the delegation will be based at the UAE Pavilion at the festival, which takes place May 17-28, 2017.
This edition of the Cannes Film Festival marks its milestone 70th anniversary and is the 15th consecutive year that the UAE has had a presence at the prestigious event. Once again, the UAE pavilion at the festival is set to offer international audiences the perfect window into new and compelling stories coming out of the Arab world and ......read more
Dubai, UAE 9th May 2017. Speedo©, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has launched Swim Generation; a global initiative that aims to help contribute to the reduction of accidental drowning worldwide, striving towards a world where everyone everywhere has the right to be able to swim. In development by Speedo International since 2011, Swim Generation supports life-saving projects around the world and has enabled partner organisations to already reach over 600,000 people.
The 2014 Global Report on Drowning from the World Health Organisation highlights drowning as a global emergency. Shocking statistics demonstrate that drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death worldwide, with at least 372,000 people losing their lives to drowning every year. That’s a staggering average of 1,000 ......read more
Beijing, 8 May 2017: At the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival, IWC Schaffhausen hosted an exclusive “For the Love of Cinema” gala dinner to celebrate the achievements of young Chinese filmmakers. Among the celebrities and VIP guests attending the event at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing were IWC brand ambassadors Zhou Xun and 2017 Academy Award nominee Dev Patel. In one of many highlights of the evening, Chinese film director Derek Tsang (Zeng Guoxiang) was awarded the prestigious IWC Outstanding Young Filmmaker of the Year Award.
Both cinema and fine watchmaking are all about stories and emotions, and they draw on the creativity of many individuals to create exceptional work. Based on these similarities, IWC Schaffhausen has established a strong presence in the worldwide film industry in recent ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2017 – Power management company Eaton has announced it has become the official home energy storage partner of Manchester City Football Club in the UK. The multi-year deal reflects the club’s outstanding commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.
The partnership marks the launch of a limited edition of Eaton’s xStorage Home, one of the most reliable and affordable residential energy storage systems on the market today. Using Eaton’s leading power quality technology and electronics combined with second life or new electric vehicle (EV) batteries from vehicle manufacturer Nissan, the system will offer customers greater energy independence and control.
The technology enables customers to increase their use of renewable energy and lower energy bills by up to 50 per cent. ......read more
Dubai, April 22, 2017: Anjana Kumar from GN Xpress Newspaper went on to win Best Coverage in English Publications, Derek Baldwin of Gulf News won Best Article in an English publication, Prince B. Naiyer from Malyalam Manorama won Best Coverage in Asian Media while Firos Khan won Best Article in the Asian Media category. Christopher Maxwell from Time Out Dubai won the award for Best Coverage ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April, 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its participation in Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM) – the leading global platform for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry – as part of Dubai Tourism’s stand at the event. Now in its ......read more
20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Today concludes F8 2017, our annual two-day event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology.
In the opening keynote, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer talked about our goal to develop technology that will help everyone build global community. To do that, we're investing in three foundational ......read more
Sharjah – April 20, 2017: The Conares Golf Society League 17 final held at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club with the last two golf societies from around the Emirates left to decide who could become the winners of the best amateur tournament in the Middle East (2013-15). KEGS and Sport2Business (2) lined out their best squad of players to compete in this double match play betterball ......read more
Dubai’s youth female champions witness an unforgettable match at Old Trafford as their heroes Manchester United take on league leaders Chelsea in electric atmosphere with over 75,000 fans
Winning girls team recognized for their superior skills and pro-attitude by Manchester United coaches
Dubai, UAE – 19 April 2017 – The duFC’s UAE Girls Challenge winning team ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April 2017: Etihad Rail employees visited the Wahat Al Karama memorial site in commemoration of the sacrifices made by the UAE’s brave martyrs. Wahat Al Karama, which means “the oasis of dignity”, is a permanent tribute to the Emiratis who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation.
A group of staff members toured the national landmark to ......read more
Day 1 Newsroom Roundup
Today marks the first day of F8 2017, our annual event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and millions watched the keynote via Facebook Live.
Mark Zuckerberg opened the conference to talk about how technology can help us ......read more
Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi to tackle notorious climb of the 'Mur de Huy'
19 April 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates, led by in-form Portuguese rider Rui Costa, is heading to the second Ardennes Classics of the season and first of two Belgian races- La Flèche Wallonne – this Wednesday 18 April 2017 with hopes of a top ten result following the climb of the ......read more
• World’s top eight male and female squash players heading to Dubai
• Men’s line up finalized, includes Dubai defending champion Gregory Gaultier and Karim Abdel Gawad who will be world number one next month
April 18 2017, DUBAI UAE – After a thrilling finish in the last qualifying event for the 2017 PSA Dubai World Series Finals ......read more
El Abdia clinches the Tour Du Maroc Yellow Jersey as Overall Race Winner
18 April 2017, Dubai - United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ rider and Moroccan National Champion Anass Ait el Abdia, sealed the General Classification title at the tenth and final stage of the Tour Du Maroc (Rabat-Casablanca, which was won by Galdoune), thanks primarily to his victory in the fourth stage, ......read more
Week 10 of the du UAE FA Academy League Results
Dubai, UAE - 17 April 2017 – In the final weeks in the nation’s du UAE FA Academy League week 10 saw the top teams battling it out against strong contenders to hold on to their lead. With goals galore scored throughout the weekend it was du LaLiga HPC and EFF who kept their lead at the top of the league table.
Over in Abu ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: April 16, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the kick off of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017. The tournament, which is the second to take place, has become known to attract highly competitive teams from different ......read more
In Support of The Year of Giving 2017 in the UAE
Dubai, UAE; 16 April 2017: In line with its commitment to ‘The Year of Giving’, as declared the by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) launched the first of many initiatives that it’s planning to run throughout the ......read more
April 15, 2017 – Dubai, UAE – duFC, a partnership with LaLiga, which created the only international scouting platform in the Middle East and featuring the UAE’s Schools and Streets Cups, received a Gold award for the Best Sport Marketing Campaign of the year at the 2017 SPIA awards last night.
This latest award follows earlier awards which recognized the platform for quality ......read more
The first Emirati in 25 years to create history at the FIA calendar-marked challenge
Dubai, April 15, 2017 – The PEUGEOT 3008DKR scorched the best time on the fifth and final stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, with UAE’s celebrated racing driver on the wheel, Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, who claimed an historic overall victory on the third round of 2017 FIA Cross ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 April 2017: A delegation from Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) and twofour54 has been in Los Angeles drumming up business for Abu Dhabi’s growing film and television production industry.
Manager of Abu Dhabi Film Commission, Jassim Al Nowais and twofour54’s Head of Production Mick Flannigan were among the team who attended the AFCI Locations Show and ......read more
DUBAI’S PREMIER ART FAIR MAKES ART ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
Four-day art fair offers new opportunities for aspiring collectors to connect with affordable works of art by more than 150 artists and galleries
Global art sales valued at USD45 billion with half of all affordable art transactions concluded below the USD1,200 mark
Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin ......read more
The event partners with Sing & Swing Training Center to celebrate young musical talents
Dubai - April 12, 2017: The Children’s Musical Evenings, hosted at Zabeel Park as part of Dubai Garden Glow, the city’s leading family entertainment destination with a first unique glow theme park in the Middle East, comes back with exciting performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday ......read more
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, April 12, 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 ......read more
Popular comedians Sunil Grover aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati and Kiku Sharda alias Nurse Bumper from the Kapil Sharma Show to charm the audience with their laughter riot
Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017: Donning his white quote and armed with doses of hilarious laughter, Sunil Grover - aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati - of the Kapil Sharma Show fame is all set to enthrall his audience in Dubai soon. The ......read more
Gulf’s only accessible and affordable art fair aims to banish elitism from art with buyer-friendly prices starting at only USD100
Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017: The third season of World Art Dubai opens at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) tomorrow (12 April, 2017), providing a professionally curated platform dedicated to the UAE’s passionate art collectors and first-time buyers, ......read more
Kumaran tops SWS Junior Cup
Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2017: Fuelled by a narrow defeat in the preceding round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Series, Saeed Al Mehairi bounced back to take a commanding SWS Senior Cup win at the Dubai Kartdrome on Monday night (10 April).
With a best lap time of 1:11.188, Rami Azzam opened the contest as the top qualifier, 0.127 seconds ahead of Al ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2017: The 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which will take place from 26 April to 2 May 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), will feature a unique cultural programme that will discuss several aspects of the changes and transformations that have influenced the Arab cultural landscape in recent years.
Through several ......read more
Combining sport with safety education at OZEE Soccer Sevens tournament
Qatar 9 April 2017 – GAC Qatar, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, combined sports with safety awareness by bringing a Seatbelt Convincer to the Sri Lankan OZEE Soccer Sevens tournament held in Qatar, for which GAC Qatar was one of the sponsors.
“GAC Qatar is part of the ......read more
Abu Dhabi to Convene World Leaders from Government, Arts, Media and Tech
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 9, 2017 — The organisers of CultureSummit 2017 Abu Dhabi, which begins today in the Capital, have announced the cultural diplomat award-winners to be honored at the April 9-13 gathering in the UAE (United Arab Emirates). CultureSummit 2017 Abu Dhabi is a global cultural ......read more
Premiere on Monday, April 10, 9PM KSA and 10PM UAE; Trailer now online
Exclusive screening at Middle East Film and Comic Con, 6th April 2017 at 8.15 PM
Dubai/ Doha, April 06, 2017 – FOX, the world’s leading international entertainment brand, and a unit of Fox Network Group, has set Monday 10th April, at 9pm KSA and 10 PM UAE, as the date and time for the Middle East TV ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 9, 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 ......read more
IFJ HOSTS BRIEFED ABOUT INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION FORUM HOSTED BY SHARJAH GOVERNMENT MEDIA BUREAU; STRESS ON BUILDING BRIDGES OF COOPERATION
Sharjah, UAE, April 8, 2017 – As part of its efforts to bolster relations with the global media community and build bridges of cooperation and understanding with media organisations and journalists from around the world, a Sharjah ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017: Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar has been proclaimed the Best Actor for his magnanimous role as Naval Commander Rustom Pavri in the 2016 crime thriller Rustom.
Inspired by the 1959 Nanavati case, this Akshay Kumar starrer was a critically acclaimed and equally successful film.
The megastar took to twitter to express gratitude and posted a video. He wrote, ......read more
UAE Team Emirates will ride at the renowned Paris-Roubaix to mark the end of the Cobbled Classics
Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017: Taking part in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, 9th April UAE Team Emirates are set to battle the pavé at the last race of the Cobbled Classics. Paris-Roubaix, also known as the Hell of the North, is the third monument of the cycling season and considered by some to ......read more
Beijing, China – On April 6th 2017, in a joint press conference held with FIFA, Hisense announced its status as an official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first-ever Chinese consumer electronics brand to sponsor the tournament.
As an Official FIFA World Cup Sponsor, Hisense will engage in an array of global marketing and advertising activities for both the 2017 ......read more
Submissions are now open for Enjaaz, the Dubai Film Market’s production support program with a 250,000 AED fund to bring Gulf Filmmakers short films to the screen
Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017: The Dubai Film Market (DFM), the leading industry platform in the region and the business counterpart of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), together with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, ......read more
Mawaheb talent with special needs will feature artworks, conduct talks and lead creative workshops in fusion of art, entertainment and education
Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017: As part of its goals to bring affordable and accessible art to the Dubai masses, World Art Dubai 2017, which returns to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for a third season from 12-15 April, has teamed up with ......read more
If you are keen to invest in art, it is important to understand few basic points before you actually start buying the artworks. I have written this article references relating to Indian art market . Indian art market is divided into two segments – Modern and Contemporary. Modern segment comprises of masters like M F Husain, S H Raza, F N Souza, VS Gaitonde, Amrita Sher Gill and more. ......read more
Nissan and NISMO aim to retake SUPER GT title with new 2017 spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500
Nissan and NISMO to strengthen Customer Racing programs with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, racing engines for Daytona Prototype International (DPi), LMP1 (privateers), and LMP3
To greatly enhance its competitiveness NISMO to begin development on a newly evolved Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 (R35)
Dubai, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 05 April 2017 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the Moroccan historian and scholar, Abdallah Laroui, is to be celebrated as the Cultural Personality of the Year for the award’s eleventh session 2016-2017. The title honours prominent figures for their unique contributions to the advancement of Arabic culture, and for works that portray tolerance and promote ......read more
HSI Events Management partners with singer in a bid to attempt a world first record
Dubai. April 5, 2017: Award winning singer Swapna Abraham today officially launched the 1000 Songs in 1000 Days Challenge running up to EXPO2020. The challenge will begin on April 8, 2017 and run until January 1, 2020 for a total of 1000 days.
HSI Events Management, a Dubai based ......read more
April 05, 2017: Wacom, the world’s leader in pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface technologies, has announced its latest initiative designed to unleash creativity in the region using technology through a poster competition in partnership with Utalenta.com, the first online marketplace for the creative community in the Middle East. Creative professionals such as ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Sacha Modolo places sixth at legendary Tour of Flanders
Monday, 03 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: Italian Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates, crossed the finish line at the 101st Tour of Flanders amongst the top ten alongside Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Triestina), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida), John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) and Sylvain Chavanel (Direct ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 3 April 2017: Financial institutions are working together to combat tax evasion, bribery and corruption through ISO certifications and the Common Reporting Standard. These are among the topics discussed in the spring 2017 issue of Deloitte’s quarterly publication, the Middle East Point of View (ME PoV).
The spring 2017 issue tackles several hot topics: from the ......read more
2016-2017 season finale at Dubai Autodrome
Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2017: Championships were on the line for two UAE race series during the National Race Day (NRD) finale of the 2016-2017 season at Dubai Autodrome on Friday (31 March).
The penultimate round of the TRD 86 Cup featured alongside the conclusive rounds of the NGK Racing Series and the UAE Sportbike Championship for a full day ......read more
Dubai, April 3, 2017: Every season Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, showcases the extraordinary history and culture of major civilisations from around the world. This season, Egypt Pavilion is a must for guests visiting the popular destination, as it takes them on a cultural journey across centuries exhibiting the many varied and diverse cultures ......read more
Sacha Modolo clinches podium win in stage 3 at the Three Days of De Panne as Yousif Mirza successfully defends title at the Gulf Cooperation Council Games
Sunday, 02 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: Italian rider Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates, secured a podium place at stage 3a of Three Days of De Panne (De Panne-De Panne, 118.5 km) finishing in third place. The Italian rider has previously ......read more
91% of respondents prefer a job where they can communicate freely and frequently, according to Bayt.com ’Communication at Work in the Middle East’ poll
Dubai, UAE, 2 April 2017: A new poll by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s #1 job site, entitled ‘Communication at Work in the Middle East,’ revealed that almost all respondents (91.4%) from the Middle East prefer having ......read more
Two UAE-based designers will join Dubai Culture to gain insights into the worldwide design sector and bring home new ideas to develop Dubai’s own design scene
The Authority’s participation is aligned with the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a city of happy, creative and empowered people
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 April 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, April 1, 2017: In line with the National Agenda, the government of UAE aims to transform the country as one of the best in promoting competitive knowledge economy. Hence, the International Conference Committee of Skyline University College has organized the 4th International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM) with the theme: “Fin-Tech Driven Age” on March ......read more
Dubai based street artists Fats, Myneandyours and Sya One to leave their mark on the Boxpark as Dubai Walls expands its footprint in a new Meraas destination
Dubai, April 1, 2017: Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, welcomes three renowned local artists as part of Dubai Walls, the ground-breaking initiative that brings life into Dubai’s street art scene, as part of its ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more