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Lucky Number Five for UAE In FEI Longines Jumping Nations Cup™ Draw

February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Team UAE will be the fifth of seven nations to jump in Saturday’s FEI Longines Jumping Nations Cup™ following the draw the which took place on Thursday as part of the four-day President of the UAE Showjumping Cup, presented by Longines. Germany will be the first to go in the final class at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, followed by Ireland, Egypt, Syria, the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The UAE’s Chef d’Equip, Khalid Al Eid, said he was very pleased with the draw position and predicted a strong showing from the four team riders, Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, Nadia Taryam, Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi and Abdullah Al Marri. “I think we have a good draw,” he said.  “I don’t like to be the last to go because there is a lot of ......read more

World's youngest pilot, 7-year-old Nasser, will represent UAE at Dubai Masters

Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Masters RC Championship is the first event of its kind to be held in the emirate February 21, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE -- Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai will host its first International Master Competition for RC Aircraft from February 23-27. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Masters RC Championship will take place at the Skyhub RC Campus in Al Lisaili on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, with elite professional pilots from around the world taking part. The competition will take place in four categories - International Category Helicopter, Gulf Category Jet Aircraft, Gulf Category 3D Aircraft and Gulf Category Helicopter – and more than 70 pilots representing 20 ......read more

Ayushmann Khurrana receives the ‘Best Actor Critics' award from Arjun Dhanak at the Asiavision Movie Awards

February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Arjun Dhanak, Director, Kanz Jewels presented the ‘Best Actor Critics’ award to Ayushmann Khurrana at the recently hosted Asiavision movie awards in Dubai. Arjun Dhanak also presented the award for the most popular movie for ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’to Director Rosshan Andrrews during the glittering event attended by stars from the Indian film industry.   In an evening of dance, mellifluous music and entertainment, audience got the opportunity to meet the stars as well as experience their performance. According to Mr. Arjun Dhanak, the evening was a tribute to great entertainment and was yet another step by Kanz Jewels to demonstrate its commitment to excellence and honor those who have made path breaking contributions in their chosen field. “I am extremely happy to ......read more

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Torch run to visit iconic locations across all seven emirates

Dubai UAE, 20 February 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyank, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt General, the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run will tour all seven emirates for ten days from 4 – 13 March.  It was announced at a special event today that the Torch will begin its journey in Fujairah before touring every emirate and ending in Abu Dhabi at the Opening Ceremony of the World Games on 14 March, to announce the beginning of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The Torch Run is being organized by the Ministry of Interior in partnership with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the World Games.  Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Chairman of the Institutional Development Board of the Ministry of ......read more

Elina Svitolina Begins Her Bid To Make History At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 19 2019 – DUBAI, UAE  Defending champion Elina Svitolina was given a helping hand as she began her bid to make tournament history at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, when Tunisian star Ons Jabeur was forced to retire during their second round match on Tuesday. Sixth seeded Svitolina had struggled to gain the upper hand against a determined opponent, but towards the end of the opening set Jabeur received lengthy treatment for a right shoulder injury. The match then no longer became a contest and Svitolina progressed 7-6 4-0, and afterwards she admitted that she was not surprised at the challenge she had received. “Well, we already played against each other, and it was 7-6 in the third,” said Svitolina. “I played against her in juniors, so obviously I know she's a good player. She ......read more

Highlight of UAE Showjumping Calendar Set to Kick off in Nation's Capital

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the four-day event will be held at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00am – 8:30pm; Thursday, February 21st from 8:30am – 6:00pm; Friday, February 22nd from 9:30am – 8:30pm & Saturday, February 23rd from 8:30am – 6:00pm Where: Al Forsan International Sports Resort Cost: FREE  Parking: Free parking within walking distance to the main arena Abu Dhabi is set to host the Middle Eastern leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ qualifiers as part of the UAE’s most important international showjumping event of the year - the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by ......read more

Abdullah Al-Sharbatly excels in Sustainable City Horse Jumping Competition 2019 and wins the Cup

 (The Sustainable City International Horse Jumping Competition 2019 Results ) February 18, 2019 - Dubai UAE KSA’s Abdullah Al-Sharbatly was a star on the grass arena in Sustainable City where the CSI2* Sustainable City Grand Prix was successfully organized. The four day event took place from 13th February to 16th February. Riders from 28 countries participated in the competition which saw a massive audience and multiple events organized over four days for visitors’ entertainment. Al-Sharbatly put on a series of spectacular performances in various competitions and ended up winning three of them. Al-Sharbatly won the CSI2* Sustainable City Grand Prix riding on his horse ‘Woulon L’ after completing the second round in 42.78 seconds, and remained in first place till the end of the competition. Al-Sharbatly ......read more

World champion Sanchez wins her fourth kata gold in Dubai

February 18, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE –Spain’s Sandra Sanchez – the reigning World and European women’s kata champion – continued her love affair with Dubai, winning her fourth consecutive gold at the Karate 1-Premier League Dubai, the second leg of world karate’s seven-stop series of premier international events. Considered one of the greatest karatekas ever in the kata class, the defending Grand Winner defeated Japan’s Kiyou Shimizu in the final to extend her gold medal count. Organised by the UAE Karate Federation under the auspices of the World Karate Federation, the three-day Karate 1-Premier League Dubai at Al Wasl Club attracted 670 karatekas – 339 men and 331 women – from 83 countries, including many World Champions and Grand Winners. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, the ......read more

Thrills and upsets on opening day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 18 2019 – DUBAI, UAE  Aliaksandra Sasnovich staged a dramatic fightback to defeat Ekaterina Makarova 0-6 7-5 6-4 and reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Sunday.   Makarova has been ranked in the top 10 and last year she enjoyed wins over former world No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki, Karolina Pliskova and ninth-ranked Julia Goerges, as well as victories the year before over world No. 1 Angelique Kerber and No. 2 Simona Halep. And she appeared to be coasting to victory against Sasnovich as she led by a set and 4-1. But in a stunning turnaround, Sasnovich swept six of the next seven games to level the match, and then she recovered from 0-2 in the third set before winning the final four games.   The first seed to fall was No. 10 Anastasija Sevastova, beaten 6-4 6-2 by Su-Wei ......read more

Celta Vigo down Juventus to win Dubai U13 Intercontinental Cup

Celta Vigo’s Oscar Marcos Santamaria wins Best Player and Top Scorer awards, while Juventus’ Matteo Cabella is named Best Goalkeeper February 17, 2019 - DUBAI UAE// Celta de Vigo, winners of the first edition, clinched the crown for a second time on Saturday night, defeating Juventus 1-0 in the Gold Cup final of the 3rd Dubai Under 13 Intercontinental Cup Football Tournament. The winners received their trophy from HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), after prevailing over the Italians at Dubai Sports City. Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman of Dubai Sports City, and Michel Salgado, the Tournament Director, were also present on the occasion. Earlier in the semi-final, Celta Vigo defeated Barcelona 2-0, while Juventus prevailed 3-2 over FC Twente of Holland. In the playoff for third place, ......read more

Team UAE Set Sights on Nations Cup Qualification at Five Star President of UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines

Top Two Middle Eastern Nations to Qualify for Prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final   • Date: Wednesday February 20 - Saturday February 23 • Venue: Al Forsan International Sports Resort • FREE ENTRY   Al Forsan Equestrian Centre, Abu Dhabi, Thursday February 14: Abu Dhabi is to host the Middle East qualifier leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup ™, part of the UAE’s most important international showjumping event of the year, the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines, held at Al Forsan Equestrian Centre from February 20-23.    The show, which in addition to featuring some of the world’s top horse and rider partnerships is also designed to be a fun-filled event for all the family, is the traditional end of the UAE’s ......read more

Caroline Wozniacki chasing more success at Dubai Duty Free tennis championships

February 12 2019 – DUBAI, UAE   Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will be seeking to get back to her usual winning ways as she embarks upon her chase for a second title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships when play gets underway in just five days from now.   The 2011 champion suffered a stuttering start to the season, losing in the second round in Auckland to a qualifier ranked 152 before the defence of her Australian Open title was ended by Maria Sharapova in the third round in Melbourne.   But rather than dwell on such setbacks, they only serve to spur her on to greater efforts. She relishes the challenge any of her opponents represent.   “I'm a competitor. I love to win. I hate to lose. I hate losing more than I love winning,” she said after her Melbourne defeat. ......read more

HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup First Ever 30 Goal Handicap Exhibition Match

12 February 2019, Dubai, UAE: The HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, a 30 goal handicap Exhibition match, is the newest addition to the Polo Calendar in the UAE. The first edition will feature top-ranking players at the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club on the 15th February 2019. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, the Exhibition Match has the highest handicap level ever played in the Middle East and Asia and is expected to receive attendance from VIPs and prominent society figures. In the first exhibition match, twelve local patrons have confirmed their participation. Each team will be played by three patrons and one professional wherein its patrons will play two chukkers each. Salsabil Polo team will compete against Haafhd Polo team at 14:00: Patrons Exhibition ......read more

Pop Star Melissa endorses Talentology 2019

Musician to attend Grand Finale at Mushrif Mall February 12, 2019 - Dubai UAE Lebanese Pop Star Melissa will be attending the Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi on 16th February, 2019 at 6pm. Voting for twelve entrants competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative industry.  Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager of Mushrif Mall, said, “Melissa has launched successful music albums and has performed before large audiences in Dubai, Cairo, Amman and Beirut. We hope her talent and musical career will inspire our Talentology finalists this year.” The six selected entrants in the Kids Category include Tarah Retnaraj, Jasryl Mignonette Salvador, Vishnu Badrinath, Danisha Keyla Azzahra, Ella Etemovic ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists Announced for ‘Young Author' and ‘Children's Literature' Categories

Three titles in each category contend for prizes in the 13th edition of the Award   Abu Dhabi, 11 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the shortlisted titles in the ‘Young Author’ and ‘Children’s Literature’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award.    The Young Author shortlist consists of three titles chosen from 12 longlisted books, while the Children’s Literature shortlist consists of three works selected from 10 longlisted titles.    The shortlist for the Young Author category comprises:   1. Hamam Al Dar (The Dove of the House) by Kuwaiti writer Saud Alsanousi, published by Arab Scientific Publishers – Difaf Publishing (2017). 2. Al Ma’rifa Wal Sulta (Knowledge and Power: Approaching the Worlds of ......read more

Dua Lipa celebrates collaboration with Jaguar becoming most remixed track

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; February 11th, 2019 – Superstar singer-songwriter Dua Lipa has shared exciting news via an Instagram story that her innovative tech and music collaboration with Jaguar, to launch a unique remix of her unreleased track, ‘Want To’ (PACE Remix), has become the most remixed song of all time – with over 80,000 individual remixes created by people from 149 countries around the world. Using Jaguar’s custom-made software, Dua Lipa created an exclusive remix of her latest track, ‘Want To’ and empowered fans all over the world to create personalised remixes using their own data. Over the past four months, fans worldwide have been given the chance to create personalised remixes of ‘Want To’, through a bespoke app, which uses their Spotify streaming history to ......read more

Deadline extended to register for first ever Dubai Corporate Sports Championship

UAE businesses now have till February 12 to register for the ultimate corporate sports experience Dubai, February 10, 2019 – UAE companies have just one more week to sign up for Dubai’s ultimate corporate sports experience. Launched in the Year of Tolerance, and in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, the Corporate Sports Championship will put your company on the path to happiness and health in 2019. To be held on the weekend of February 22-23 at the state of the arts Swiss International Scientific School, with stunning views of Downtown and the Burj Khalifa, the Corporate Sports Championship will feature 18 different sports and activities for men, women, and mixed teams. Over two thrilling days of fun and friendly sporting competition, companies from all over the UAE will join together in sports including ......read more

Abu dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour fifth and final leg of season 4 heads to london on 9th and 10th march

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns to Copper Box Arena on 9th and 10th March 2019 The Winners at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will win a combined total of $120,000 in Cash Prizes Dubai - UAE, 9th February, 2019: The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation® [UAEJJF], the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, announces the fifth and final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour season 4, to be hosted, at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK on 9th and 10th March 2019. After four successful events that exceeded expectations in Tokyo [Japan], Los Angeles [USA], Rio de Janeiro [Brazil] and Abu Dhabi [UAE], the Grand Slam promises an action packed two-day event in London to close the championship tour in style.   The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® registrations ......read more

Special Olympics UAE athlete makes dream trip to FC Barcelona

Dubai - UAE, Saturday 9 February 2019: Special Olympics UAE footballer and FC Barcelona super fan, Hamad Al Shehi, met footballing star Gerard Piqué at the team’s Spanish training ground last weekend. The two footballers swapped footballing tips and took pictures wearing Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 wristbands after Gerard Piqué finished a training session with the FC Barcelona team.    As well as receiving a signed football top, Hamad was also given a full tour of the stadium before watching the big match against Valencia where his favourite player, Lionel Messi, scored two goals. Hamad Al Shehi, who has Down Syndrome, was inspired to take up football by the success of FC Barcelona, his favourite team.  A talented footballer Hamad features in a recent documentary about the power of ......read more

Seven Triathlons Challenge to put determination to the test

Dubai-based father and son team to complete seven triathlons, across seven Emirates in seven days. #TriWithRio challenge in association with the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Communities encouraged to join #TriWithRio on the last 1km of each day across the Emirates   UAE, 9 February 2019: A father and son team will put their determination to the test as they attempt to complete seven 70.3 distance triathlons in seven days across all seven Emirates.    Held in association with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Dubai-resident Nick Watson and his son Rio, a person of determination, are taking on this challenge to raise awareness, acceptance and inclusion of people of determination.    Nick and Rio are part of ‘TeamAngelWolf’ alongside mum ......read more

UAE Polo Team Wins the Silver Cup 2019

09 February 2019, Dubai UAE: It was an excellent day for polo fans at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club during the Silver Cup Final 2019. Attended by His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, spectators were treated to a brilliant display of the Sport of Kings as Mahra Polo played against Zedan Polo for the Hildon Cup and the UAE Polo competed with Ghantoot Polo for the Silver Cup title and trophy. The first match had Zedan Polo team take on an early advantage with a 2.5 goal lead. The team kept their position all the way through to the fourth chukker with Amr Zedan, the team's patron, contributing 4 goals. Mahra was able to take the lead with a goal delivered by Pelayo Berazadi which resulted in a score of 8.5 - 8. Both teams dashed to score their winning goal and it was Rauli Laplacette who brought home the victory for ......read more

MASmash Opens in Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi event focuses on world of Arabic-language animation Abu Dhabi, 7 February 2019: HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, visited the opening of the 2019 edition of MASmash yesterday (Wednesday). She was among the many visitors to the event, organised by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) at Manarat Al Saadiyat, where they were able to meet some of the stars of Arabic-language animation as well as the shows’ creators. On Wednesday, Sammy Clark presented some of the most famous theme songs from Arab animation shows of the 1980s and 1990s. He also took part in a dialogue session with other stars behind favourite cartoon characters, including Jihad Al Atrashi, the voice actor of the Grandizer character, and ......read more

Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup 2019 announcement

Under the patronage of the "Mother of the Nation” and the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza, the sixth edition of FBMA International Show Jumping Cup kicks off Today February 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, Chief Executive Officer of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood "Mother of the Nation", the sixth edition of FBMA International Show Jumping Cup will be held in Al Forsan International Sports Resort starting today and concluding on Saturday, 9th February. The FBMA International Show Jumping Cup is organized by the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA), under the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin ......read more

Facebook to launch fact-checking program in Arabic in partnership with AFP in the Middle East and North Africa

Dubai, UAE, 7 February 2019: Today, Facebook announced that it will be launching third-party fact-checking in Arabic, in partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) MENA. This partnership will not only help fund the fact-checking work that AFP will do on Facebook, but help them in their efforts to combat false news off the platform as well. Facebook’s new Arabic fact-checking program will begin to roll out this year with the aim to reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its platform.  As with all of Facebook's partners in the program across the world, AFP is part of a global network of fact-checking organizations, certified by the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network. Arabic-speaking AFP fact-checkers will tap the additional expertise of local journalism ......read more

Google's top tips for keeping you and your family safer online

February 6, 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  At Google, we build protection into everything we make, so our users can be confident that their personal information is secure. According to a recent survey we conducted in MENA for parents and teachers, we found that parents believe that children should learn about online safety and digital citizenship at 10 years old. The research also shows that 43% of teachers say that parents need to do more to keep kids safe online. Additionally, 85% of teachers feel that they need more resources to teach online safety to your students.    However, there are still some best practices that you and your family can follow to help ensure they are safer not only while on Google but also while navigating the wider Internet. This Safer Internet Day, take a moment to strengthen your online ......read more

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More than 40,000 spectators at Zayed Sports City and millions of viewers worldwide will celebrate the official start of the World Games in less than 50 days’ time  People with intellectual disabilities are the creative force developing the performances, playing a pivotal role in the creation and staging of the event   Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  In less than ......read more

Germany's Philipp Weishaupt wins Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines in the 19th Sharjah ...…

UAE riders take lead for the Nation Cup in the categories of Children, Juniors and Young riders  Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:  Germany’s Philipp Weishaupt and his horse ‘Catokia 2’ won the Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines at the conclusion of the 19th Sharjah International Show Jumping Championship (CSI3*), which was held under the guidance of Dr. Sultan ......read more

Meet the Women Who Changed the World at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature…

Festival set to welcome host of remarkable women whose achievements have paved the way for womankind   Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:   Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019) will celebrate women who have stood at the crossroads of history, and changed the world with their fearlessness, ambition and incredible drive to succeed, in fields ranging from ......read more

Dubai Judicial Institute holds draw for 7th edition of ‘DJI Football Tournament' under the theme ...…

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Oli Thompson Beats Roman Wehbe at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE…

Oli Thompson beats Roman Wehbe by way of knock out in the main event Emirati Ahmed Al Darmaki wins his first MMA fight by TKO in the first round. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27th January, 2019:   Britain’s ‘Strongest Man’ and UFC veteran, Oli Thompson and Team Nogueira Dubai’s Roman Wehbe met in the cage at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 to determine who is the best ......read more

World No. 1 and Australian Open Champion Naomi Osaka Set to Dazzle in Dubai…

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Naomi Osaka victorious in the 2019 Australian Open women's final…

Dubai, UAE - 27 January 2019:  The women’s final of the Australian Open saw current US Open champion Naomi Osaka battle with two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, with both players vying for their first Australian Open title and the world No.1 ranking for the taking.  Prior to the match, the Emirates suite played host to a mix of celebrities, Skywards members and VIP guests, ......read more

Join the roving dancing dragons at Dubai Parks and Resorts in celebration of the Chinese New Year…

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1,500 UAE Students to Step Up Their Game Competing at the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ...…

The first competition of its kind to include robotics, programming and technology innovation all under one roof Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  The Ministry of Education is gearing up for the launch of its Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIR) series competition this Sunday, 27 January 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi with the participation of more ......read more

Al Wasl remain in 2nd place after beating City FC, close the gap on top position…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019:  Al Wasl reaches 21 points in the U14 category in Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship after beating City FC 6 – 1.  The game held at Dubai Sports City was a vital one, as now only three points stand between Al Wasl and Spanish Soccer Schools for the first place position.    In the U18 category held at Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club, du ......read more

Osaka Has Sights Set on Dubai Title…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019:  US Open champion Naomi Osaka has set her sights on adding the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her list of tournament triumphs next month.   As she moves into the quarter finals in the Australian Open, she will be full of confidence when she returns to the venue that launched her on the path to super stardom. Her run to the 2018 ......read more

Alex Connor Joins Arden for 2019 British F4 Championship…

22 January, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   British youngster Alex Connor will race with British F4 Team Champions for the 2019 season. 14-year-old Alex, will be one of the youngest drivers in British F4 history when he makes his debut for the Arden team this season.  Alex is a UAE born, racing driver, who started racing in November 2013 in the Sodi World Series (SWS) Junior Cup at Dubai ......read more

UAE Journalists Association Adopts New Logo…

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Dubai Show Jumping Championship CSI5*-W Comes to an Impressive Conclusion…

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UAE Team Emirates Wins 2019 Tour Down Under Team Classification…

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UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen Wins Stage 5 at the Santos Tour Down Under…

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IPAF hosts 10th UAE Nadwa…

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Dubai-based sports star Sarra Lajnef gets Women Leadership Award…

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World Number One Simona Halep Returns to Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

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Al Mouj Muscat pays tribute to Oman with Layers of Oman Exhibition…

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Global Village presents Scheherazade, a timeless tale of intrigue and adventure…

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Third Edition of Al Shira'aa International Horse Show Concludes with Thrilling Finale…

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Lifetime KidsRooms Grand Opening In Dubai, UAE…

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Season opener with 15 race cars from Audi Sport customer racing Eight Audi R8 LMS for GT3 and one for GT4 Six Audi RS 3 LMS in TCR category Dubai, January 10, 2019 –   Never before has Audi Sport customer racing’s representation in the UAE been as strong as this year at the Hankook 24H Dubai. A record 15 of the 77 race cars in the field are sporting the Four ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Kick Start 2019 With a New Squad, New Kit and New Ambitions…

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:  The UCI World Tour 2019 is less than one-week away and for UAE Team Emirates, it not only marks their third season as a professional cycling squad on the sport’s biggest stage, but one that promises to become their most successful to date.  Their  2018 campaign brought the team a series of high profile wins across the year, with impressive ......read more

Shane Breen Wins Grand Prix Qualifier at Al Shira'aa International Horse Show for the Second Year…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th January 2019:   Team Z7’s Shane Breen landed the €25,000 Meadow Court Stud Presents Grand Prix Qualifier, the feature class on the opening day of the CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show yesterday with Can Ya Makan. Shane Breen continues his run of spectacular form after landing the four star Grand Prix in Liverpool, England and victory in ......read more

Suwaidi Claims First Class of Four Star Al Shira'aa International Horse Show…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 January 2019:   The €250,000 four star Al Shira’aa International Horse Show got underway on Wednesday and it was UAE rider, Salim Ahmed Al Suwaidi who recorded the first victory of the four-day event Al Forsan Equestrian Centre. Al Suwaidi was landing his second win of the week having already steered his second horse, Snapp Jack into top spot during the ......read more

Young Al Owais Ends Al Shira'aa One Star With Victory…

CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show Begins Wednesday 9th January  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8th January 2019:   The CSI1* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show came to an end on Monday evening with victory for young Emirati rider Eisa Omran Al Owais who defeated far more experienced competitors to claim the 120cm class at Al Forsan Equestrian Centre. Al Owais, from ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan welcomes winners of 10th MBR Creative Sports Awards…

All the winners will be awarded at Wednesday’s ceremony in DWTC’s Sheikh Rashid Ballroom Dubai, UAE, January 08, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated all the winners of the 10th edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Award, who will be honoured for their ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Al Shira'aa Stables Holds Prestigious Al Shira'aa International Horse Show this Week…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the four-day event will be held at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort   What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, January 9th from 11:30am – 8:00pm; Thursday, January 10th from 10:30am – 7:00pm; Friday, January 11th from 11:00am – 8:30pm; & Saturday, ......read more

Gharib Lands Al Shira'aa Double As One-Star Event Comes To A Close…

€250,000CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show Gets Underway on Wednesday  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7th January 2019:   The Al Shira’aa International Horse Show is proving a happy hunting ground for Syria’s Hicham Gharib, who on Monday evening claimed his second class in two days aboard the fleet-footed K.Abrax. The CSI1* show came to a close late on Monday ......read more

Longlist, judges and dates announced for 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction…

6 novels longlisted from 134 entries, with authors representing nine Arab countries Seven women included in the longlist, the highest number to date Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Monday 7th January 2019, revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2019 prize. The novels selected by the judges were chosen ......read more

Syria's Speedy Gharib Lands Opening Class of the CSI1* Al Shira'aa International Horse Show®…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7th January 2019:   The first class of the inaugural CSI 1* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show® was claimed by UAE-based Syrian rider, Hicham Gharib who was the fastest of 39 clear rounds at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort today (Sunday).  The class, which was held over a 110cm course, attracted a bumper field of 63 starters and kicks off a ......read more

Arabic calligraphy to play a star act in Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical…

Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:   “Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical”, the first Broadway-style Indian musical extravaganza to be premiered at Dubai Opera from January 10 to 12, 2019, has explored the abundance of Arabic calligraphy aimed at reviving the richness of Indo-Arabic cultural exchange. Arabic calligraphy, Turkish architecture and Hindustani classical music are amongst ......read more

Over 3 million guests visit Global Village in the first two months of Season 23…

Sets new record in the Guests Happiness Index Over 110,000 guests celebrated New Year’s Eve at Global Village A record-breaking 130,000 guests attended the nights of superstar Mohamed Hamaki’s concert Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:  Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, ......read more

Special Olympics Athletes Train With Tennis Legend Kevin Anderson…

Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:  Athletes from the UAE team competing in Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 were given the opportunity at the weekend to train with tennis legend Kevin Anderson at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.  The athletes, who will be representing the UAE in tennis at the World Games in March, were put through their paces by Kevin ......read more

EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year competition encourages female Emirati students to explore ...…

Fatma Al Jassim, 2017 UAE Pioneer award winner, spoke of the importance for young Emirati women to expand their skillset UAE winner to compete against country winners from Australia, Germany, Japan, Singapore, UK, US and others Dubai, UAE – 30 December 2018:   EY and its corresponding Youth Council, developed with the support of the UAE Youth Council, has kicked off its ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts welcomes back FIFA President, Gianni Infantino…

Dubai, 30 December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, welcomed the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino for the second time at the destination. The FIFA President visited MOTIONGATE™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Dubai along with his family to enjoy a fun day through the various festive activities and the ......read more

11th Edition of the Mubadala Word Tennis Championship Deemed Most Successful Tournament Organisers ...…

Tournament had some of the world’s finest players competing – including world number one and two, Novak Djokovic and Rafael, plus Serena and Venus Williams The esteemed event has helped to place Abu Dhabi on the map as the sporting capital of the region The tournament was completely sold out for three days  This year, the number of sponsors doubled, once again showcasing ......read more

World Number One Novak Djokovic Wins 11th Edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship…

Serbian, Djokovic, beat last year’s Champion, Anderson, in three thrilling sets to claim his fourth title in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 December, 2018:   World number one, Novak Djokovic equalled Rafael Nadal's record of four titles at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over South African world number six, Kevin ......read more

Knowledge without Borders at Reflection and Dawahi Festivals to Enrich Visitor Experiences through ...…

Reading sessions for children at Reflection and mobile library for Dawahi’s visitors  Sharjah, December 29, 2019:  Sharjah-based cultural initiative dedicated to encouraging a reading heading habit in Emirati society, Knowledge without Borders (KwB), has presented a range of book-related activities to visitors of two cultural festivals in the emirate - Reflection and Dawahi ......read more

World number one, Djokovic, to meet defending champion, Anderson, in the final of the 11th edition ...…

South African, Anderson, won the first semi-final against Nadal in three sets    Serbian, Djokovic, scores a place in the finals tomorrow with a straight set victory over Khachanov   Last few tickets for tomorrow, Saturday 29th December, available via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 December, 2018: Day ......read more

Winner of Abu Dhabi Food Festival Scavenger Hunt Revealed…

Winner of Traceberry App Quiz Berry Competition Announced as Sadaf Naz through Social Media by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, 29 December, 2018: Abu Dhabi Food Festival (ADFF), organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), today announced Sadaf Naz as the winner of the citywide ADFF Scavenger Hunt Competition through its social ......read more

What a Lineup! Four of Tennis' Greatest Players Officially Mark the Launch of 11th Edition of the ...…

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Venus Williams came together to mark the start of the much-anticipated tournament today at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City Abu Dhabi, UAE 27th December 2018:   The Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) opens its doors to the public today and organizers, FLASH entertainment, celebrated the start of what is set to ......read more

From the Boardroom to the Pitch: SAP and Manchester City Bring Technology onto the Pitch for the ...…

Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2018:  Around the world, SAP technology helps teams, coaches, and athletes tap into the power of data before and after matches, but also during games to gain a competitive edge.   From WTA players and coaches, including Wimbledon champion Angie Kerber, to the SAP Extreme Sailing Team and the German Football Association (DFB), SAP is putting athletes and ......read more

Leading Tennis Stars Set to Compete in the Mubadala World Tenns Championship This Week Pay Homage ...…

Abu Dhabi, 26th December 2018:   FLASH Entertainment, organizers of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), today took several of the tournament’s star players on a cultural journey of Abu Dhabi with a tour of the newly renovated, Qasr Al Hosn.    Ahead of the tournament, three-time ATP title winner Karen Khachanov, Australian Open Semi-Finalist Hyeon Chung, ......read more

Yas Island Abu Dhabi receives 34 awards and accolades in 2018…

Cementing its place as one of the top global leisure and entertainment destinations  26 December, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Rounding off a year of remarkable accomplishments, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s premier leisure and entertainment destination, has once again cemented its place as a world-class destination, sweeping up 34 local, regional and international ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Translation' Category…

Abu Dhabi – 26 December 2018:   The Sheikh Zayed Book Award today announced the nominations in the ‘Translation’ category for its 13th edition. Since last May, 107 nominations were received in the category, which included translations from English, French and German from Arab countries including Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Morocco. Of these, 12 works have ......read more

BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai to mark year-end with two electrifying concerts for Indian music fans…

Dubai, 26 December 2018:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is marking the end of another fantastic year with not one but two great concerts presented by well-known South Indian singers, renowned Punjabi vocalist Guru Randhawa and famous music composer Arjun Kanungo.  The concert ......read more

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