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

Sharjah, 23 July 2019:  Get ready for a blast with Cartoon Network this summer season, with a host of delightful activities for kids from 17 July until 17 August at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Kids can immerse themselves in two fun zones – the Football Zone and the Cinema Zone, both featuring some of Cartoon Network’s biggest stars. Join your favourite heroes – Ben 10 and the Powerpuff Girls in a thrilling entertainment extravaganza, open to the public at no cost. Children of all ages can experience three unique events in the Hero Zone – which includes a Cartoon Network Ben 10-themed football zone, a free play football pitch and a fully-functioning Carton Network Arts and Crafts Zone.  This means that you can have fun kicking the ball around, try out more advanced skills in the shoot-out or get in ......read more

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

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

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

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

Emirates Partners with the West Asian Football Federation Championship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Instagram launches new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019: Instagram has announced it is rolling out new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying. The tools are grounded in a deep understanding of how people bully each other and how they respond to bullying on Instagram and are only two steps on a longer path.  Instagram has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for years to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos. In the last few days, it has started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be considered offensive before it is posted.  This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification. Early tests have shown that it encourages some people to ......read more

A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld: the White Shirt Project

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   The Maison KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the launch of “A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project,” to celebrate the late creative director’s legacy through one of his most beloved styles: the white shirt.  Artists, actors, models, designers and friends of Karl have been invited to create their own version of his iconic white shirt, including Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Alessandro Michele,Takashi Murakami, and more. Carine Roitfeld, creative visionary and a longtime friend of Karl’s, will curate the global project. As Karl once said, “If you ask me what I’d most like to have invented in fashion, I’d say the white shirt. For me, ......read more

All-out Sprint in Albi as Philipsen Takes Sixth and Martin Breaks Into the General Classification Top 10

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen secured a top 10 finish on stage 10 of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish in the French town of Albi.   It was a tough day at the saddle with strong winds, evident as the peloton got to the final 60km and the pace was upped in an attempt to reign in the breakaway that had led the race until then. With 20km to go, an echelon was opened and the peloton fractured into three groups, with the first making sure they pulled away. The relentless pace kept going till the finish line, with Jasper Philipsen showing his potential to compete with some of cycling’s top sprinters. The photo-finish confirmed Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win, Philipsen was sixth.   It was also a ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Clinch World Endurance Crown in Poland

All-Emirati crew claim commanding race win while Torrente, Al Qemzi,  Al Tayer, Abbate secure title on Necko Lake Abu Dhabi, UAE - 15 July, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi wrapped up their first major powerboat racing title of the season today as Shaun Torrente, Rashed Al Qemzi, Rashed Al Tayer and Italian Tullio Abbate clinched the World Endurance Championships in Augustów, Poland. This time the honours on the day went to the all-Emirati crew of Majed Al Mansoori, Mohamed Al Mehairbi, Rashed Al Remeithi and Faleh Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 36 who recorded a commanding victory in the second of two back-to-back six-hour races to finish runners up in the series. But sixth place was enough to ensure American Torrente, Emiratis Al Qemzi and Al Tayer and Italian Tullio in Abu Dhabi 35 secured the world endurance crown ......read more

du LaLiga HPC Crowned Champions of IberCup in Spain

Football’s Top International Youth Tournament  Dubai, UAE – July 15, 2019:  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that its U14 teams have won the IberCup, the top international youth football tournament, which took place this year in Spain between July 9-13.  The IberCup brought together the world’s strongest academies from across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, providing youth the opportunity to face-off in a highly competitive 11-aside tournament.  This year witnessed the participation of top teams from Brazil, Spain, France, Portugal, Sweden, United States, Canada, Ukraine, Egypt, Morocco and Hungary, with du LaLiga HPC proving their might and bringing home the gold trophy to the UAE.   With an undefeated winning streak throughout the ......read more

Philipsen and Kristoff Claim Top 10 Spots for Uae Team Emirates in Stage 7 Sprint Finish

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  13July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ young up and coming talent, Jasper Philipsen put in another noteworthy performance at the Tour de France to claim an impressive 5th place finish in the chaotic bunch sprint finish that concluded Stage 7. Philipsen was one of two riders from the team to contest the sprint, with Alexander Kristoff coming in just behind him in 10th place. The race was won by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo Visma) after a mammoth 6 hour stage.    Stage 7 was to be the longest at this year’s tour, a 230km pan flat route from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone. For the majority of the stage it looked as if the peloton had decided to give itself a day off after yesterday’s brutal outing in the mountains, riding the first 225km of the route at a relatively ......read more

Celebrated singer and composer Quratulain Balouch set to perform at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, 10 July 2019:  Well-known singer-composer Quratulain Balouch is set to dazzle visitors with her performance at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.  Quratulain Balouch, the popular Pakistani singer, composer and a songwriter, who is known for her famous track Woh Humsafar Tha, will entertain guests on July 19th inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels.   Balouch has won various awards including Pakistan’s Youngest Achievement Award UK and Europe 2011 in Britain, Singer of the Year at Pakistan Media Awards and many others.    Tickets for the concert will be priced at AED 175 and AED 145 for the Black Diamond ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Opens Its Account at the Tour De France With a Second Place Finish in Stage Four

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ lead sprinter, Alexander Kristoff, showed off his form with a hard fought second place in stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France. Kristoff opened up his sprint in the final 200m after being perfectly led out by Jasper Philipsen. The Norwegian power house looked like he would take the victory, but was narrowly beaten to the line by Elia Viviani (Deceuninck Quick Step) after more than five hours of racing.    Stage 4 from Reims to Nancy was a relatively flat affair, with only two short inclines for the peloton to crest during the 213.5km route. The day was set-up for pure sprinters, who were all present with their lead out trains in the final run-in to the line. With 3kms to go Kristoff was able to work his way to the front of ......read more

DSC & Football Companies confirm the Importance of Implementing Highest Standards of Governance & Financial Control

Respective Bodies develop Executive Regulations to run Financial Policies and deal with Contracts, Incentives & Penalties Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:   Dubai Sports Council confirmed the importance of implementing the highest standards of governance & financial control to secure smooth running of work in the sports clubs & football companies in Dubai, as part of common collaboration with respective entities; top of which are the Financial Audit Authority and Department of Finance. The requested standards of governance & financial control are part of DSC’s permanent efforts to alleviate government support for football companies and to adopt rational expending policy. The executive regulations of football companies have been completed as decided by DSC in coordination ......read more

DSC's Board announces Organizing of “Dubai Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition” and reviews other Important Reports

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  02 July  2019:   Dubai Sports Council’s Board confirmed the importance of utilizing the artificial intelligence & technological applications to boost the sports field, as per the wise leadership’s policy  DSC’s Board has explained that Dubai Sports Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition to be convened on 14th & 15th Oct. 2019 with participation of elite group of top world companies & distinctive speakers. Approval is also made for the sessions & programs of the Conference; the first of its kind in UAE and the entire region. The Conference’s details & other matters were all announced during the 5th periodical meeting of DSC’s Board, chaired by H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer, Deputy Chairman of DSC, in the presence of H.E. ......read more

Second Championship Victory This Year for Young Emirati Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri

Rashid turns up the heat to secure WSK Euro Series Championship, in sweltering midnight race during a heatwave  Dubai, UAE – 02 July 2019: Young Emirati racing driver Rashid Al Dhaheri’s star continues to rise as he becomes World Series Karting Euro Series Champion in the Mini Series category, his second championship in a row this racing season. With consistently strong race performances throughout the whole WSK Euro Series, Rashid’s second-place podium finish in this challenging final night edition race at Adria International Raceway, saw him finish the series with a mammoth 300 points. This placed a significant gap of 65 points ahead of his nearest competitor, achieving a resounding championship victory. This final race weekend of the series took place from 6pm until 1am, a wholly new experience for Rashid, ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Wins Lithuania Grand Prix

Emirati driver claims opening round victory as race ends in drama Abu Dhabi, UAE, 01 July, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launched his bid to regain the UIM F2 World Championship title with victory in the Lithuania Grand Prix today as the opening round of the season ended in dramatic fashion. The 2017 world champion won in Kaunas for the second time in three years when Norwegian Tobias Munthe-Kaas collected a one lap penalty for a race buoy infringement after finishing ahead of the Emirati. It meant a perfect start to the season for Al Qemzi, who began the opening round of the 2019 season in pole position after dominating the previous day’s qualifying session. On a day when gusting winds again created problems for the 20 drivers, Al Qemzi immediately lost his advantage when the 45 lap race got ......read more

UNHCR and Twitter launch global campaign #KnitForRefugees

In partnership with Kniterate, the campaign aims to raise awareness and funds to drive direct impact on an important issue facing refugees every winter    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:   UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency has partnered with Twitter and Kniterate to launch a global five-month campaign today to proactively and collectively shed light on winter as an important issue facing Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the MENA region. Currently around 14 million Syrians and Iraqis are displaced in the region.  The needs in the region remain significant. UNHCR has already started planning for the upcoming winter. Last year, UNHCR was able to reach 3.6 million Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees with winterization ......read more

RAKEZ Media Zone records 177% jump in licences to 360 from 130 in a year

RAKEZ Media Zone witnesses a steep increase in investor interest with surge in new business licences   News Highlights Number of new media licences and freelancer permits grew to 360 from 130 in a year, recording 177% jump! RAKEZ Media Zone is developing a world-class media zone for the media professionals and media companies RAKEZ Media Zone will see the launch of new television channels, movie production houses and new media outlets RAKEZ hosts over 14,500 businesses within its various zones, industrial belts and economic clusters   Ras Al Khaimah, 27 June 2019: The number of new media licences and freelancer permits under RAKEZ Media Zone has jumped 177% to 360 companies and freelancers in May 2019, up from 130 in May 2018.   RAKEZ repositioned its Media Zone in May 2018, about a year ......read more

Dubai Culture reevaluates the visitor experience of its culture and heritage assets

Guided by Dubai Plan 2021 and in readiness to receive EXPO 2020’s visitors   Dubai – United Arab Emirates: June 26, 2019:  In a bid to evaluate its readiness for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, leadership of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) recently conducted field visits to all its key Heritage and culture sites across Dubai. Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, along with heads of departments met with the staff at each location and assessed the progress of work being done in order to improve visitors’ journey and experience in readiness for the key global event.  These visits were a part of Dubai Culture’s continuous efforts to support enabling the goals of Dubai Plan 2021, aimed at making Dubai a city of happy, creative, and empowered people, and ......read more

Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning at Home

Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates.    Yet without the textbooks and library, why is home an ideal place to learn? As a start, in many cases, it replaces the traditional, row-by-row directive teaching format and instead provides an interactive, anxiety-free, and often joyful ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves podium finish in Lonato, Italy

Rashid second in the WSK Euro Series Championship as a close final is in sight Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Promising talented Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri has achieved a podium finished as he gained third position at Circuito South Garda Karting, Italy. Competing with 96 other driver in his category among 300 drivers in all cateogories. Rashid’s third-place sets up a close final, as he is now second behind the WSK Euro Series Championship, with the tournament to be decided next weekend in Adria – Italy. The final race of the series will be set as a midnight race, a totally a news experience for Rashid In a series of toughly-fought heats, Rashid was often outside in the second row, a challenging position, however he had success in achieving third position for most of the heats. ......read more

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Abu Dhabi Providing ‘Perfect Stage to Keep Cultural Traditions Alive' at 2nd Organisation of ...…

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Musical brothers Salim-Sulaiman to dazzle guests at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai…

Dubai, 27 April 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting sensational Indian musical duo Salim-Sulaiman on May 3rd in front of Rajmahal Theatre.   Salim-Sulaiman are among India's most respected composers and have produced ......read more

Ulissi Takes a Podium Place at La Fleche Wallone…

Dubai, UAE - April 25, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi recorded his highest ever finish at the Ardennes Classics, picking up a spot on the podium at La Flèche Wallonne. The Italian proved he is in fine condition and was rewarded for his aggressive riding style, finishing third behind winner Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and second place, Jakob Fuglsang (Team ......read more

du LaLiga HPC Players at Levante UD for Professional Trials…

Dubai, UAE – April 24, 2019:  du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC) announced today that two of its players have been selected by LaLiga to be scouted by one of the best youth Spanish clubs, Levante UD.  Midfielder U16 Barbod Mazloumian and Center Back U16 Jade Sultan will conduct a trial at Levante UD Club in Valencia, reflecting du and LaLiga’s commitment to providing ......read more

Experience the ‘How To Train Your Dragon' Egg Hunt at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai this Easter…

Dubai, 24 April 2019:  Back by popular demand! Come experience the return of the DreamWorks Animation How To Train Your Dragon unconventional egg hunt this Easter from 25th to 27th April only at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, a theme park where rides and movies come together.  Dragon egg hunters will get exclusive entry from 2pm to 6pm to search for rare Dragon eggs, fly with Dragons ......read more

Abu Dhabi Primed to Show Diversity of Islam at 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival…

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Spectacular Show Jumping Season to Come to an End with Emirates Longines Final in Sharjah…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the three-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League Final When: Thursday, April 25th from 2:30pm onwards; Friday, April 26th from 1:30pm onwards and Saturday, April 27th from 1:30pm onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: ......read more

Young Horses Finals held at Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club's Indoor Sand Arena…

‘Celvita Z’ tops in the category of Young Horses 7 years (2012), ‘Miss Chello’ wins in the category of Young Horses 6 years (2013) and in the category of Young Horses 5 years (2014), ‘Joep V D Elsakker’ comes in first place Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2019:   7-year-old horse ‘Celvita Z’, owned by Mohamed Salem Mohamed Al Hosani and ......read more

Team Thunderstorm Triumph in the Formula Ethara National Finals at Yas Conference Centre…

Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2019:  This year, Formula Ethara included the first schools from Oman, underlining the impressive year-on-year growth of this inspirational STEAM initiative Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, April 22, 2019: Yas Conference Centre at Yas Marina Circuit welcomed the fifth edition of Formula Ethara National Finals – a STEAM-based competition for schools from the UAE and, ......read more

Brothers Claim Double Triumph in UAE Wakeboarding Championship…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 April, 2019:   Emirati star Omeir Saeed added another title to his growing collection with victory in the UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi. The 21-year-old Red Bull athlete lived up to his reputation as the country’s top performer with another impressive display to top the Freeride category for professional riders. Making it a perfect day for the ......read more

Agricultural startup, Agrownet, wins Beyond the Pitch; a youth program aimed at building the UAE ...…

In partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Winning team was awarded $3,000 in recognition of their concept for improving rural agricultural systems Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2019:   startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and powered by Tamkeen, held its annual Startup Showcase event for the Beyond the Pitch Program on ......read more

16th Week of Show Jumping Season Sees Young Horses Final Hosted in Sharjah…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  This week’s Show Jumping National sees the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club host the Young Horses Final from Friday, April 19th to Saturday, April 20th. Young horses (5 – 7 years old) will be ......read more

World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Ministry of Economy representatives visit Dubai Parks and ...…

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, hosted senior dignitaries HE Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and HE Mohammed Al Mheiri – Undersecretary, Minister Advisor for Tourism Affairs, greeted by Ahmed AlRayyes, Chief Retail and Hospitality Officer, DXB ......read more

UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Crowned Number One by UAE's General Authority for Sports…

Ali Hamad Al Kirbi recognised for winning most medals and Omar Abdul Aziz Al Marzooqi commended for ‘best sports achievement’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 17, 2019:   At the awards ceremony held yesterday by the General Authority for Sports at Mubadala Arena, 515 individuals were recognised for their significant contributions to the sporting world. With the generosity of His ......read more

International Prize for Arabic Winner Announcement…

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16th Week of Show Jumping Seasons Sees Young Horses Final Hosted in Sharjah…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Friday, April 19th from 1:30pm onward and Saturday, April 20th from 11:30am onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free parking available within ......read more

Emirati music icon Balqees Fathi to perform live at Dubai Parks and Resorts on April 19th…

Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:   Get ready for a fun, family day out at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, on April 19th! Renowned Emirati singer Balqees Fathi will dazzle audiences with her melodious voice at 8.30pm in front of the Rajmahal Theater. The celebration marks the launch of the Emirati annual pass for AED 595 which will ......read more

Basque in Glory: Martin Makes Podium Whilst Pogacar Takes Youth Classification…

Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  It continues to be a mesmeric month for UAE Team Emirates, with the team picking up honours at the Tour of the Basque Country.   This time it was the turn of Irishman Dan Martin, who finished second in the General Classification (GC), 29 seconds behind eventual winner Ion Izagirre (Astana Pro Team). It was a great overall performance from Martin and ......read more

Sharjah's riders continue their winning streak…

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IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia 2019 kicks off this week…

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Defending champs Flamengo through to the semis of Dubai International Football Championship…

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UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation continues community outreach activities ahead of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2019 Jiu-Jitsu Hub roadshow has toured several public locations spreading the jiu-jitsu message, with Yas Mall the next stop from 12-13 April Outreach underlines Abu Dhabi’s position as the home of jiu-jitsu Abu Dhabi, UAE – Thursday 11th April ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves Podium Success at Prestigious Andrea Margutti ...…

Rashid’s third-place finish with Parolin Racing see him as the first Emirati to achieve a podium finish at this karting event with great pedigree  Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:   Young Emirati racing star Rashid Al Dhaheri added another excellent result to a super race season at the 30th Andrea Margutti Trophy Event, as he finished third in the Mini Category for Parolin ......read more

BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai gets ready for grand Vishu celebrations on April 12th…

Enjoy live performances and acts by famous Indian artists Experience a family-friendly celebration during the day Dubai, 9 April 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting Vishu celebrations on April 12th.   The festival at BOLLYWOOD ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts launches personalized annual pass for UAE nationals available exclusively ...…

Live performance by renowned Emirati singer, Balqees Fathi, to celebrate the launch of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ new Emirati Pass! Dubai Parks and Resorts is welcoming UAE nationals for a fun-filled day of music, food and entertainment for the whole family Dubai, 9 April 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is ......read more

Show Jumping Nationals Continue in Sharjah…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Thursday, April 11th from 2:30pm onward and Friday, April 12th from 1:30pm onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free parking available within ......read more

Luca Valentini Presents Turn on the Light at Sconci Exhibition…

Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019:    Luca Valentini is pleased to present his latest exhibition, "Turn on the Light",  at Sconci Gallery, DIFC, launching on 8th April 2019 and running for three weeks. Within the collection, Valentini willo showcase 24 unique works, split into two series. The first series focuses on the reinterpretation of newspaper covers, movie posters ......read more

Luca Valentini Presents "Turn on the Light" at Sconci Exhibition Dubai, UAE -- Luca Valentini is pleased to present his latest exhibition, "Turn on the Light",  at Sconci Gallery, DIFC, launching on 8th April 2019 and running for three weeks. Within the collection, Valentini willo showcase 24 unique works, split into two series. The first series focuses on the ......read more

Prucha Claims Victory as Abu Dhabi Launches Motosurf World Cup Season in Style…

Former NHL star says UAE capital gives series new dimension Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 April, 2019:  Petr Prucha, the former Czech professional ice hockey player whose NHL career was cut short by injury, believes Abu Dhabi is a perfect fit for the latest addition to its international water sport calendar. Prucha, the ex-New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes forward, was in sparkling form as he ......read more

UAE children contest to solve 200 arithmetic sums in 8 minutes…

Emiratis shine at the competition winning several awards The 16th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2019 drew more than 30 nationalities across the UAE to test their math skills   Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Almost 1000 children from across the UAE took up the mighty challenge to test their mental math skills, racing their minds against time to ......read more

Dubai Sports Council uses French Football Federation experts to evaluate academies…

 Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  As part of the cooperation agreement between Dubai Sports Council and the French Football Federation (FFF), a team of experts from the FFF were in Dubai to evaluate football academies at Dubai clubs. The FFF team evaluated the academies’ training modules, technical programs and medical units, starting with Al Nasr club on April 1 and then ......read more

From the UAE to China – World Art Dubai Debutants From Near & Far…

World Art Dubai features 150 artists and galleries from over 30 countries, with a number making their Dubai debuts Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 06  April, 2019:   World Art Dubai has underlined its status as a magnet for emerging artists from the UAE and beyond, with dozens of international emerging solo artists debuting work at the fifth annual edition of the ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum Opens World Art Dubai…

The region’s largest accessible and affordable art fair features more than 3,000 pieces from 30 countries Fair’s fifth season runs at Dubai World Trade Centre until Saturday 6th April Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 04 April, 2019:   His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of the Dubai Department of Information formally opened World Art ......read more

HH Sheikh Hamdan Increases Gov Games Prize Money to AED 3 Million After Thrilling First Day…

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum cheers on teams and adds AED1 million to prize fund to honour 2nd and 3rd place finishers Dubai, UAE - April 4, 2019:   The second annual edition of Gov Games, the Government of Dubai’s high-energy team-building challenge for domestic, regional and international government departments, roared into life today as ......read more

Winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award's Cultural Personality of the Year Announced…

Stetkevych family wins prize at 13th edition of Awards for work in enlightening Western audiences about Arab literature and culture Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 03 April, 2019:   Professors Jaroslav Stetkevych and Suzanne Stetkevych have been named as the winners of the 2019 Cultural Personality of the Year Award at the 13th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. The husband ......read more

Fishing Winners Land Big Catch in Abu Dhabi…

Al Marzooqi, Al Mansoori claim top prizes as championship reaches Grand Prix climax at ADIMSC Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 April, 2019:  Abdul Fattah Al Marzooqi and Tariq Al Mansoori are the outright winners of the Abu Dhabi Fishing Championship which reached its conclusion with more than 170 boats taking to the water for the final Grand Prix event. Hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine ......read more

Mirza Back in Action as Emirati Looks to Capitalise on Stage Win at Tour of Egypt…

Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:  UAE National Champion, Yousif Mirza returns to action following a successful ride at the Tour of Egypt where the Emirati picked up an impressive Stage win. Mirza will provide support at the Giro di Sicilia (3-6 April) for General Classification (GC) hopeful Kristijan Durasek. Joining the team will be Jan Polanc, Simone Petilli, Ivo Oliveira, Roberto Ferrari and ......read more

DP World Unveiled Book to Mark Month of Reading…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 April, 2019:   As part of its efforts to support the UAE’s education system DP World, UAE Region unveiled its first book, the “DP World Success Story”, to be used in government and private schools as an introduction to logistics and global trade.  The book was launched by Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director of DP ......read more

21st Emirates Show Jumping Championship 2019 Determines Top Emirati Riders…

Salim Khamis Wins Division 1 category while Al Muhairi comes in first amongst Young Riders, Al Marzooqi tops Juniors’ category and Al Owais ranks top in Children’s division Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:  Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club's Salim Khamis Al Suwaidi and his horse 'Espresso' won the 21st Emirates Show Jumping Championship. This competition showcased ......read more

Experimental Artwork Al Rabi'a (The Fourth), which explores nature of human sub-consciousness and ...…

Created by visual artist Shaikha Al Ketbi, the work will be created whilst visitors are able to engage with and view the space   Abu Dhabi, 1 April 2019:   Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi’s creative hub for regional artists, will be opening an experimental, process-led space for Al Rabi’a, meaning ‘The Fourth’, led by Emirati visual artist, Shaikha Al ......read more

Almond Eye in Remarkable Victory to Win DP World Dubai Turf Race…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2019:  Dubai Turf, the $6 million horse race sponsored by DP World, had a grand ending today at the Meydan Racecourse with Almond Eye ridden by Christophe Lemaire and owned by Silk Racing Co. Ltd. emerging as the winner.  The race is one of the richest in the world and formed an exciting climax to the Dubai World Cup, one of the most ......read more

Registration opens for the 11th Edition of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award…

Awards to highlight initiatives that best support tolerance and knowledge management in sport   Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2019:  Held under the umbrella of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award has announced that registration for the 11th Edition of the Award will open on Monday, 1st April 2019, and the last day ......read more

Gaviria & Co Gearing Up for Gent-Wevelgem as UAE Team Emirates Targets More Success…

Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2019:  Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff will spearhead UAE Team Emirates’ charge for glory at Gent-Wevelgem (31 March), with the pair looking to pick up one-day race honours in Belgium.    Gaviria has looked in fine fettle since joining the Emirati formation for the 2019 UCI WorldTour season, and secured a podium finish in his most recent ......read more

SMISC board members visit Sharjah Team at Saudi Arabian Grand Prix…

March 30, 2019:  A delegation from the Board of Directors of the Sharjah Marine International Sports Club (SMISC) visited the headquarters of the Sharjah F1 Team, which is participating in the first round of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship the Saudi Grand Prix currently underway in Dammam.  The delegation, which includes Abdullah Rashid Al Salami, Humaid Ali Al Muhairi and Tariq ......read more

Arab Stars Battle Odds in Desert Challenge…

Al Qassimi, Al Rajhi face daunting victory bids as rally heads for tough five-day test   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 March, 2019:   The UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi and Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al Rajhi will be battling the odds, and event history, when they each set off in pursuit of victory tomorrow morning in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan.   After ......read more

Double Delight for Uae Team Emirates as Gaviria and Martin Pick Up Podium Places…

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:  It was double delight for UAE Team Emirates yesterday as Fernando Gaviria and Dan Martin both secured top three finishes in their respective races.     Gaviria, competing in the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne in Belgium was first up, battling hard in a sprint finish to take home second place behind eventual race winner, Dylan Groenewegen ......read more

Cacá Bueno Wins Hot and Humid Jaguar I-Pace Etrophy Race in Sanya…

Cacá Bueno from Jaguar Brazil Racing wins his first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race in Sanya, China Red flag helped Bueno cement his lead at the restart, while Simon Evans and Bryan Sellers battled for second position Four different winners in four races with Evans leading the championship Bandar Alesayi won in the PRO-AM class for the third time, extending his championship lead with a ......read more

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