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Meraas' Complimentary Urban Pixels Photography Workshops Get Underway

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018: Meraas, a leading Dubai-based holding company, launched a series of complimentary photography workshops as part of its annual Urban Pixels photography competition, held in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage.   This year’s edition of the acclaimed contest welcomed amateur shutterbugs to the free-to-attend photography upskilling sessions, with more set to take place on 28 April and 5 May. Trigger-happy photographers spanning all levels of ability can choose from a variety of workshops, photo walks and photo talks taking place across select locations at The Beach, La Mer, Al Seef, City Walk, Boxpark and The Outlet Village.  UAE-based photography experts, including ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Pavilion a big hit at Bangkok SportAccord

Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2018:  The Dubai Sports Council’s pavilion at SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok has emerged as one of the top draws at the annual expo, attracting some of the sport industry’s biggest names. A four-member delegation representing DSC and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award has travelled to the Thailand capital for this year’s SportAccord, which is being held at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre from April 15-20. SportAccord is the world’s premier event in the business of sport, dedicated to engaging and connecting rights holders, organising committees, cities, media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport. Annually, the event brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations, and the ......read more

Flamengo to meet Real Madrid in dream Hamdan U16 final

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:  Flamengo’s Reinier Jesus Carvalho, the leading goal-scorer at the 8th Hamdan Bin Mohammed U16 International Football Championship, is hoping to keep his form going in Thursday’s final against Real Madrid and help his team return home as champions. Flamengo, the Brazil U16 champions, have looked in a league of their own at the Dubai Police Officers’ Club, cruising into the semis with three emphatic wins in the group stages. They opened with a 5-1 win over Al Wasl and then routed Egypt’s Al Ahly 8-0 before closing with a 3-0 win over PSV Eindhoven. Up against 2016 finalist Borussia Dortmund in the semis, the Brazilians, who are making their first appearance at the tournament, were ruthless as ever, dismissing the Germans 8-2 to set up a title-clash with 2015 finalist Real ......read more

Dubai Customs takes part in Think Science Fair 2018

Dubai – 16 April 2018:   Dubai Customs took part in the Think Science Fair 2018, held from April 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister.  Such events like Think Science Fair are highly important to Dubai Customs which looks at knowledge and innovation as pillars to develop and thrive today. On the first day of the Fair, Dubai Customs showcased 11 innovations that were built and created in-house. These included an amphibian inspection buggy, a mobile inspection lab, a remote integrated container inspection system, a smart inspection system in the airports, a customs clearance buggy, and a robotic inspection system for ladies.   Dubai Customs’ stand at the fair saw heavy footfall from school and college students who ......read more

The Nation's Top Youth Football Teams Including Choueifat, BSAK and French School LFIGP Secure Their Spots at the du Football Champions Finals

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April 2018:  One of the most anticipated days at the du Football Champions - the national semi-finals, took place on Saturday where the 48 strongest youth football teams from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Northern Emirates and Dubai faced off for the first time to secure their place in the finals of du Football Champions taking place at Dubai Mall on 20th April.  Home of the UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official cups and in partnership with LaLiga, teams playing in the semi-finals kicked off their matches with great energy supported by crowds of friends and fans.   The stakes were higher as teams battled it out to secure a place in the finals for a chance to take home the gold while eager to catch the eyes of LaLiga scouts looking for top players for the du LaLiga HPC ......read more

du LaLiga HPC U16 Crowned UAE FA Academy League Champions and City FC Win U14 Category

15 April 2018 - Dubai, UAE –   In a night filled with anticipation at the U16 & U14 finals of the UAE FA Academy league, du LaLiga HPC met their counterparts from City FC in both categories in the decisive battle to be crowned the strongest youth team in the nation. In the U16 category, du LaLiga HPC outplayed the boys in red from City FC from the opening whistle.  Setting the pace of the match and playing an attacking match – a penalty was awarded to du LaLiga HPC early on, but not converted as City FC keeper saved it to a roar of support from the crowd with the halftime whistle ending a goalless first half.    The battle for the gold continued into the second half while du LaLiga HPC kept the pressure high, playing a fast paced tactical match, creating opportunities in City FC’s ......read more

Martin Hoping for Amstel Gold as Irishman Leads Team to Ardennes Classics

Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates Dan Martin will be looking to secure his first win for the team as the Irishman leads a strong line up to tackle the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday (15th April). Martin, who joined the UAE outfit for the 2018 season, will be hoping to prove his fitness ahead of the upcoming Liège - Bastogne – Liège, a race he knows well having taken home the victory in 2013.      Joining Martin in the Netherlands is an experienced team of riders including former World Champion Rui Costa, Diego Ulissi, Matteo Bono, Rory Sutherland and Manuele Mori. Capping off the seven-rider line-up will be youngster Alexandr Riabushenko who impressed recently at the Tour of the Basque Country.     Commenting on Sunday’s race, Martin said: “Training has gone ......read more

Indie Film ‘Selfie' Premieres in Dubai

Zenofer Fathima and Bollywood actor Mukul Dev play lead roles in short film about friendship Shot and set in Dubai, Indian movie reaffirms that UAE has a flourishing media and entertainment industries Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018:    The independent film ‘Selfie’ debuts today with an exclusive screening at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai.  A short film that tackles maintaining real-life friendship in the era of social media, Selfie is produced and starred in by Zenofer Fathima, with Bollywood actor Mukul Dev as the other lead character.     The movie was both shot and set in Dubai, reaffirming the UAE’s position as a preferred choice for film and television projects amongst international production companies. The country has been actively supporting the creative arts ......read more

Dubai Quality Group kicks off the 2-day Ideas Arabia 13th International Conference & Competition on 13th & 14th May 2018

Under the theme “Spirit of Innovation” The Submission Deadline for Ideas Arabia Competition is 12th  April 2018 Go Global! Ideas Arabia gives winners of 2 categories – Executive Leadership & Idea of the Year, a unique opportunity to compete globally in ‘The Global Award’ competition 2019”. Leaders and experts will gather for two-day conference to support the spirit of ‘innovation to join hands in making UAE an innovation hub. Dubai, 9th April, UAE:   Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, and patron of DQG, the Ideas Arabia Subgroup of DQG will host its 13th Annual International Conference & Competition on 13th & 14th May ......read more

Sharjah Children's Reading Festival Launches Four Competitions to Discover Children's Creative Skills

Cooking, journalism, poetry and innovation contests to be held during SCRF 2018 Sharjah, 9 April 2018:  Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), organised by Sharjah Book Authority, has launched four competitions on cooking, news reporting, poetry and innovation during its 10th edition, which will take place at Expo Centre Sharjah from April 18-28. The contests are designed to discover, nurture and improve the youngsters’ literary and creative skills, including the ‘Little Chef’ competition for age groups 6-10 and 11-16, sponsored by Chicken Teka restaurant. Little Chef aims to enhance culinary knowledge and techniques in a fun, safe learning environment as well as encourage the children to prepare healthy meals and reduce their intake of fast food. SCRF is also challenging schoolchildren ......read more

First Qualifer of the 2018 Nations Tour Comes to a Thrilling Conclusion

9th April, Dubai, UAE:   The first qualifier of 2018 Nations Tour presented by OMEGA concluded on 5 April at the Address Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai, with a thrilling finish between the top three qualifying teams. The two-ball tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format saw Caroline Rosentock and Karin Schmedes from Team Germany take the first place on a countback in the opening qualifier with a net aggregate of 75 against Team Ireland, Damien Murray and John Hughes. Rahul Yadav and Vikram Malhotra from Team India finished third with a net aggregate of 71. The winning team received a Pro-Am spot in the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic 2018. The second and third place winners took home a pair hospitality passes to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and exciting on course prizes were given away for Nearest to Pin and ......read more

Global Village sets a new record after drawing smiles on faces of more than 6 million guests and achieving 9/10 in their Happiness Index

Dubai, 9 April 2018 –   Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, closed the gates on its biggest ever season on 7th of April 2018. The successful season 22 ended with a record breaking attendance of more than 6 million guests over its 158 days of operation achieved while successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guest Happiness Index. Season 22 had the biggest festivals of shopping, dining, concerts, shows and events, games and entertainment in the history of Global Village. Global Village closed Season 22 completing 2.9 billion dirhams of business transactions, hosting over 95 nationalities of more than 10,000 manpower showcasing cultures of more than 75 countries. It is now preparing for the much-awaited ......read more

Kristoff Leads UAE Team Emirates to Paris-Roubaix as Riders Gear Up for ‘A Sunday in Hell'

Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has announced another strong line-up for one of the biggest races of the UCI World Tour season, Paris–Roubaix, as the group of riders look to beat the formidable ‘Hell of the North’. The majority of the team have already participated in races in northern Europe, with the exception of one, Roberto Ferrari, who comes in to replace Briton, Ben Swift following his crash at the Tour of Flanders.   Joining Ferrari at one of the most prestigious races on the tour will be: Alexander Kristoff, Filippo Ganna, Sven Erik Bystrøm, Marco Marcato, Oliviero Troia and Simone Consonni. The team will be guided by Sports Directors, Mario Scirea and Philippe Mauduit.   Commenting on Sunday’s race Scirea said: “We’re going to Paris-Roubaix with ......read more

Riabushenko Snatches Second at Tour of Basque Country

Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexandr Riabushenko produced a scintillating ride on Wednesday evening to snatch second place in stage three of the Vuelta al País Vasco. The young Belarusian, who joined the side as a trainee in 2017, was unlucky to not take first place after a thrilling bunched sprint finish, which saw Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) claim the stage win.    Commenting on the podium finish, Riabushenko said; “I’m happy, but I can’t hide the fact that I’m a little bit upset because I could have won. It would have been great to get my first win as a professional at the end of such a difficult stage. In the sprint, I had good feelings and 500 metres from the line I was in good position. At 300 metres, McCarthy started to go and unfortunately I was behind ......read more

Dubai Culture Supports ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018'

Consolidating the values and principles of the late Sheikh Zayed in the minds and souls of future generations in the UAE  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has supported the ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018’, which was launched by Infinity Event Management and aims to assemble student contributions from 100 schools across the UAE. One winning painting was selected from each school and entered a grand competition, which included a total of 100 paintings. The contest reflects the values of the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative by educating students and creating a higher level of understanding about the life of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ......read more

Mirza Secures Momentous UAE National Championship Double

Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza sealed a UAE National Championship double, after the Emirati finished first in the Time Trial event on Saturday afternoon, adding to his record-breaking Road Race victory last weekend. The win – his third consecutive in the UAE National Championship Time Trial – adds to what is becoming a remarkable season for the rider, having won the continental title in the points race at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in Malaysia, as well as the Asian Road Cycling Championship and the Omnium Track Cycling silver medal earlier this year. Commenting on the win, Mirza, who managed to finish 17 seconds ahead of his nearest opponent, said: “I’m very happy and so satisfied to achieve this result. It’s great to confirm my place on top of the leader ......read more

Kristoff Out to Cause Upset as UAE Team Emirates Announce Tour of Flanders Line-up

Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ European Champion Alexander Kristoff is hoping he can cause an upset at the upcoming Tour of Flanders and rediscover the form that saw him win the 2015 edition. The Norwegian has finished in the top 10 in each of his last five appearances in this race and goes into it with hopes of replicating his early season form that saw him pick up stage wins in the Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour.  Kristoff will be joined by team mates: Ben Swift, Filippo Ganna, Marc Marcato, Oliviero Troia, Simone Consonni and  Sven Erik Bystrøm. The riders have had the opportunity to gel over the past week, having competed in the recent classics in Belgium.                    Commenting on Sunday’s race, Kristoff said; ......read more

Prokop, Quintanilla Celebrate First Victories in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan

Saudi Arabia’s Al Shegawi wins T2 crown in Nissan Patrol, Spaniards capture buggies title, Dutchman Koolen is crowned quads champion   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 March, 2018:   Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla completed their paths to victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan today, avoiding any late dramas as the event reached its conclusion after five days of spectacular action.   Prokop and co-driver David Pabiska, who started the final leg holding a 15 mins 20secs cars lead, were fourth fastest on the 218-km Abu Dhabi Aviation Stage and won by 13 mins 30.2 secs overall from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski with Belgian Tom Colsoul in a Mini John Cooper.   Russia’s two-times Desert Challenge winners Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin ......read more

A world of entertainment, this April on ITV Choice

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 26 March 2018 - ITV Choice kicks off April with an extraordinary new game show, Change Your Tune. Hosted by Baz Ashmawy, this unique singing competition challenges five truly terrible singers to 'change their tune'. In front of a live studio audience, contestants start the show by displaying just how bad they really are, before undergoing weeks of professional training. Our singers then return to the stage to give their once-in-a-lifetime performance as they go head to head to try and secure an amazing cash prize and win the show. Will our five terrible singers unearth their inner falsetto or master the perfect vibrato? Find out in Change Your Tune!  If you love The Chase, you'll love Britain's Brightest Family! New to the April line up, Britain's Brightest Family ......read more

Reading is Fundamental at Emirates Post Group

27 March, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  Emirates Post Group (EPG) organised reading activities supporting the ‘UAE Reading Month’ initiative. The initiative launched in 2016, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and reinforced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, assigns the month of March as the ‘UAE Reading Month’ to cultivate reading as a daily activity due to its transformative effects on society.  To promote this culture of reading further, Emirates Post set up an in-house “Library for Charity” with over 2,200 donated titles. The proceeds of the sale of these books will go to charitable organizations. The library served the perfect venue to participate ......read more

Dubai's Best Youth Footballers Secure Their Spots in du Football Champions' National Semi-Finals

Dubai, UAE – 27 March 2018 –   The highly anticipated Dubai knockouts stage of the official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official youth football tournament, saw a fantastic line up of the strongest Dubai Schools and Streets Cups teams competing for the few remaining spots in the national semi-finals of du Football Champions, where they will meet their counterparts from Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates.  The nation semi-finals are scheduled to take place at The Sevens on 14th April 2018 where winning teams from Northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will meet for the first time to battle it out for their spot in the Finals of du Football Champions. The initiative, in its third season has brought together hundreds of thousands of youth across the UAE, all driven by their love for football and ......read more

Golden Mile Galleria's Kids' Carnival promises four days of fun, food and entertainment

Dubai, 27 March 2018:   Wondering what to do over the weekend to keep the kids entertained?  Head over to Golden Mile Galleria which will transform into a colourful carnival with a host of thrilling skills-based games, live entertainment and mouthwatering food for two consecutive weekends: 30/31 March and 6/7 April. Children will be enthralled by a full carnival atmosphere with face painting, archery, a magic talent show, a specially created arts and crafts area and lots more. Guests can also indulge in their favourite carnival games such as ring toss, hoop shoot, can toss and play giant table games like snooker, basketball, Jenga and soccer darts.  For music lovers, there’s a guitar and drum workshop; while yoga and fitness activities will keep health enthusiasts occupied with sessions through the day. ......read more

Jillian Bosolo adjudged Spinneys Cup winner

DUBAI – March 26, 2018:   The grand finale of the 13th edition of Spinneys Cup Championship, organised by UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation, witnessed a record crowd of 2,600 enthusiasts at the Desert Palm Polo Club in Dubai. Riders and horses from Al Habtoor Polo Club, Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club, Jebal Ali Equestrian Club, Al Ruwayyah Equestrian Club, Team Z7 joined local riders in the day long competition. Jillian Bosolo riding Al Tsahir Firebird from Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (DPEC) won the Novice section, while Al Habtoor Polo Club based Fatima Intan Al Mulla riding Golden Kippure finished in the 2nd place with Desert Palm Polo Club’s Tammy Petersen riding Another Fortune was in the 3rd place.  In the Intermediate section Attila Kenyo riding Z7’s Chitchatnthechapel took 1st ......read more

Prokop, Quintanilla Hit the Front in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan

Czech driver takes lead on dramatic Nissan stage as Chilean rider moves ahead in battle of the bikes   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 March, 2018:   Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla were the big winners today as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan served up a potent reminder of how difficult it is to find a path to victory in this event.   Partnered by David Pabiska in a Ford F-150 Evo, Prokop won the spectacular 287km Nissan Stage 2 to grab an advantage of 10 mins 30.2secs from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul as the overnight cars leaders fell to second place in their Mini John Cooper.   Finishing the day in third place, 1 min 24 secs further away in their Peugeot Abu Dhabi Racing Team 3008 DKR, the UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi ......read more

Tenth Edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival Begins April 18

The festival will host renowned local and international authors, celebrities and social media influencers   Sharjah, March 26, 2018:  The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), will run from 18-28 April 2018 at the Sharjah Expo Centre. The cultural festival will feature an array of cultural activities, artistic shows, educational, recreational and sporting events and activities, as well as showcase the latest publications of a host of local and international publishing houses dedicated to the children’s and Young Adults genres. HE Ahmed Al Ameri, Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), said: “The 10th edition of SCRF is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the support of Her Highness Sheikha ......read more

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UAE Team Emirates' Mirza Takes Gold at Asian Cycling Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza scooped gold at the Asian Cycling Championships in Myanmar, adding to the two silver medals he picked up at the competition in 2015 and 2017, as part of the UAE National Team. Mirza, the first professional Emirati cyclist to ride on the UCI World Tour and compete at the Olympic Games, beat his opposition in the narrow ......read more

ADNOC Schools Team Wins Etihad Artificial Intelligence Competition…

ADNOC students beat out four other teams to take top spot in Abu Dhabi carrier’s innovation challenge Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 12, 2018:   A team of five students from ADNOC Schools reached first place in Etihad Airways’ Artificial Intelligence Competition, held in Abu Dhabi. With five teams and over 40 students participating, the competition challenged the ......read more

Garbiñe Muguruza Hungry for Success at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 12 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   Wimbledon champion and former world number one Garbiñe Muguruza will be hungry for success when she begins her bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy next week. The Spaniard enjoyed a fantastic 2017, winning at the All England Club to add a second Grand Slam crown to the one she earned in Paris a year earlier. By beating ......read more

Arab Duo Showcase Team's Potential in Final Stage of Dubai Tour…

Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff finished ninth in the General Classification (GC) of the Dubai Tour, after yet another strong ride with fantastic support from his new team mates. The European Champion went into today’s final stage with the hope of scooping a podium position, but suffered another spate of bad luck after being caught up behind ......read more

Dubai Culture Announces an Exciting Line-up of Artists for SIKKA Art Fair 2018…

Over 40 submissions selected by the Authority’s judging panel  SIKKA Art Fair is a flagship event of Dubai Art season, the Emirate’s annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 February 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has ......read more

'Stranger Things' Spring Camp!…

Dubai’s most exciting drama camp for children & teens    Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018:  From monsters and spaceships to pinball and bowling to best friends and prom… throw some crazy 80s music in there and what do you have? A unique drama camp based on the HIT NETFLIX TV SHOW ‘STRANGER THINGS’! Are your kids ready to venture to the UPSIDE ......read more

Kristoff Secures Fourth as European Champion Edges Closer to a Podium Finish…

Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff showed why the team were desperate to secure his services for this season, as the rider once again featured in the top five during stage four on the Dubai Tour. Kristoff, the reigning European Champion battled against the attacking peloton as they frantically tried to reign in the sole break away rider in the final ......read more

MB&F M.A.D. Gallery presents aeronautical artwork "Nose Art” by French photographer Manolo ...…

The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery takes flight with French photographer Manolo Chrétien and his powerful aeronautical artwork.  The photographs Dubai, UAE – 10 February, 2018:   Acclaimed artist and photographer Manolo Chrétien unearths his deeply rooted passion for aviation in the Nose Art exhibition at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, debuting in February 2018. In a powerful yet ......read more

Women's Week Promises World Class Tennis – Tickets Only 55dhs…

February 8, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   With a spectacular line-up which includes seven of the world’s top ten female players, the excitement is building for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which gets underway in just over a week’s time at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud. One of the best fields to be seen outside of a Grand Slam will be in action ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Scoop Another Top 10 Finish as Students Fly Flag for UAE Cycling…

Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates capped off stage three of the Dubai Tour with another hard fought performance, which culminated in Alexander Kristoff securing a top 10 finish following a bunched sprint to the line. Ahead of the race, the reigning European Champion joined team-mates; Yousif Mirza, the UAE National Champion, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Anass ......read more

Omega Opens Its Olympic Exhibition in Seoul…

Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  In celebration of its role as Official Timekeeper of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has proudly opened its ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ inside the Lotte World Mall in Seoul, South Korea. The launch event included many guests of honour including Alain Zobrist, CEO of OMEGA Timing; Julia Choi, CEO of Swatch ......read more

Students Fly the Flag for UAE Cycling at Dubai Tour…

Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  Ahead of the third stage of the Dubai Tour 2018, children from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai were invited to meet UAE Team Emirates at the Dubai Tour fan village.   Riders including the reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff, UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni ......read more

Briton's falconry ambitions soar as falcon ‘English' takes flight…

Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah 16-year-old Emirati Khalifa Al Falasi competes in the General Public category DUBAI, 7th February 2018:   Dubai-based British falconer Harry Ian Garland has embraced the Emirati heritage sport of falconry with the same passion and pride as people in the Gulf after participating in the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride ......read more

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Partner Schools Programme a Hit With Children Across Dubai…

February 6, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Schools across Dubai have been getting into the swing of things in the lead up to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, with over a thousand children from ten schools participating in the Partner Schools Programme. Schools across the emirate have been invited to participate in the programme, which was developed to create a legacy from the ......read more

DIFF365 Presents the Acclaimed Egyptian Drama ‘cactus Flower'…

Dubai, 6 February 2018:  DIFF365@VOX powered by du presents audiences ‘Cactus Flower’ from award winning Egyptian director Hala Elkoussy at VOX Cinemas (cinema 9), Mall of the Emirates from 8 February – 21 February, 2018. ‘Cactus Flower’ is the story of three strangers who come together after a banal catastrophe leaves them homeless in Cairo, a city on the ......read more

Sharjah Family Development Centres to hold 16th Annual Family Forum from February 13 to 15…

Sharjah – February 5, 2018:   Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, the Department of Family Development Centres (FDC), one of the institutions of the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Target Glory on Home Turf as They Prepare for Dubai Tour…

Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ are targeting glory on home soil with the Dubai Tour (6 – 10 February) the first stop in a series of races across the GCC that includes; The Tour of Oman (13 – 18 February) and concludes at the end of February with the Abu Dhabi Tour (21 – 25 February).   The line-up for the Dubai Tour – the first ......read more

Young Guns Have Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title in Their Sight…

February 4 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:  Two of the most exciting young players on the ATP World Tour will be vying for the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title when play gets underway later this month, with both Lucas Pouille and Karen Khachanov ready to make their mark and continue their climb up the rankings. Pouille already signalled his intent here last year when he ......read more

Artistic Vases that Define the UAE's Three Distinct Stages of Development now on Tour around Region…

Porcelain vessels designed by Sheikha Hind currently being displayed as part of PostCraft Collection Sharjah, February 04, 2018:  The uniquely different stages of the UAE’s development form the artistic focus of a collection of vases that is currently touring around the region. Designed and produced by Sheikha Hind Al bint Majed Al Qassimi, proprietor of the Designed by Hind brand, ......read more

Kids Fest returns to Season 22 of Global Village…

Kids will have the chance to perform on the Main Cultural Stage of Global Village within the Global Show Academy The festival, dedicated to celebrating children, runs from 3rd to 24th February 2018 A football challenge for children will be held during Kids Fest 4 February, 2018 -Dubai, UAE:   Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and a family ......read more

Hamdan Al Ahbabi eyes AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah after achieving perfect score of ...…

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The ‘Pride of the Generation’ will be held from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah DUBAI, 31st January 2018:   Elite falconers will spring into action during the next fortnight when the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) begins on Thursday ......read more

Global Village guests to enjoy incredible concert by Lebanese superstar Elissa…

Dubai, Wednesday, 31st January 2018:   Lebanese superstar Elissa, one of the most recognised artistes in the Arab world, will perform a special concert for Global Village guests on Friday, 2nd February 2018, starting at 9:00 pm at the Main Cultural Stage. Elissa has been brought to the region’s leading family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment in cooperation with ......read more

Alpen Capital's Global Fusion concert showcases a mesmerizing union of different musical genres…

Dubai, January 31, 2018:  Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors hosted the 14th edition of the hugely-popular annual musical concert Global Fusion on 27th January, 2018, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. This year’s Global Fusion concept was themed around “Wind”, one of the five basic elements of nature which has been musically interpreted since time immemorial. The ......read more

The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 kicks off at the legendary “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” in ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2018:  The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 began with a thrilling start at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” that took place in the spectacular setting of the frozen lake of St. Moritz from 26th – 28th January 2018 and saw Team Cartier claim victory over Team Maserati  by 4.5 to 4, in a breathtaking final. Over the three days of the tournament, ......read more

Li Haotong wins the 2018 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic…

The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018:  Following four days of enthralling golf, the “Major of the Middle East” has concluded in victory for Li Haotong. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 point lead on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates ......read more

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia tee off at the 2018 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic…

Dubai, 25th January, 2018:  OMEGA ambassadors, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy, have teed off on a gloriously sunny day at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai to get the 29th edition of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic underway.  While the current and defending champion Sergio Garcia will be looking to earn his second win at the tournament, the Northern Irishman, Rory McIlroy, will ......read more

New International Boxing chief to be picked in Dubai on Saturday…

Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018:   Representatives of more than 120 national boxing federations will assemble in Dubai this weekend for an Extraordinary Congress of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), where they will discuss administrative reforms and pick a new chief to lead the organisation. The UAE Boxing Federation (UAEBF) will host the Congress on Saturday at the ......read more

Dubai Customs' Carpet & Art Oasis 2018 hits AED 20 million in sales…

Dubai – 25 Jan 2018:  Dubai Customs has brought down the curtain on the 23rd edition of Carpet and Art Oasis 2018, with sales hitting AED 20 million. Themed ‘A Fabric of Creativity’, the exhibition organised by Dubai Customs in association with Oilfields Supply Center Ltd featured more than 200,000 exquisite and rare carpets, and over 45 exhibitors from around the world, ......read more

Saudi Competes in Record Number of Events at Arab Women Sports Tournament 2018…

KSA women participate in basketball, table tennis, fencing, Karate and athletics Sharjah, January 24, 2018:  A strong contingent of Saudi women athletes will be out in force at the fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), which runs from February 2-12, 2018. Organised by the Sharjah Women Sports Foundation, (SWSF), under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint ......read more

Create Awareness of Thalassemia using Art as a Medium…

24 January, 2018; Dubai:   The Alif, a painting exhibition by Dr. Sana Sajan a passionate artist and philanthropist 2018 edit has been inaugurated at AnYahh art gallery on 23rd January by H.H. Sheikha Hind Bint Faisal Al Qassimi and Adel Sajan Director Danube Group. To grace the occasion present on the evening were members of the private office of H.H Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, ......read more

Barcelona's handball stars to battle in Dubai for $500,000 prize-purse…

December’s ‘500 Super Final Handball’ will see the nine-time European champions take on Polish club Vive Kielce DUBAI January 23, 2018:   Come December and two of Europe’s biggest teams, nine-time European Champions League winners FC Barcelona Handbol and 2016 continental champions PGE Vive Kielce, will land in Dubai to battle for a prize-purse of ......read more

Record numbers expected for 6th edition of Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of Generations) Championship for ...…

There will be five races each day from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah DUBAI, 23rd January 2018:  The sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will be held from 1st to 15th February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in ......read more

Heist Thriller ‘Good Time' From Acclaimed Independent Filmmakers Safdie Brothers Hits DIFF365…

Robert Pattinson’s best performance to date in electrifying twisted thriller exclusive to DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du this month Dubai, 23 January 2018:  DIFF’s independent cinema showcase, DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du, welcomes the most exciting and latest cinema from around the world for a year-round festival.  From 25 January - 7 February, DIFF365 presents ......read more

Conares lauds blind cricket tournament champions…

DUBAI - Jan 22, 2018:  Conares, a leading provider of downstream steel products in the GCC region, lauded Indian blind cricket team on winning against Pakistan team at the One Day International Blind Cricket World Cup match recently held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.   His Excellency Vipul, Indian Consul General in Dubai, hosted the team at the Consulate premises along with Mr. ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to Take on Vuelta a San Juan in Second Race of 2018 Season…

UAE Team Emirates continue their UCI World Tour 2018 season today as riders head to Argentina for the Vuelta a San Juan between 21 – 28 January, with UAE National Road Race Championship winner, Yousif Mirza flying the flag for UAE Team Emirates.    Mirza, the first professional Emirati rider to ride for a team on the UCI World Tour, last competed for the team at the Colorado ......read more

Diego Ulissi Finishes Fourth as UAE Team Emirates Get Season Off to a Positive Start…

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the opening race of the UCI World Tour 2018 season, as the Italian finished fourth at the Santos Tour Down Under, just four seconds off third-place and 20 behind the eventual winner, Mitchelton-Scott’s, Daryl Impey.    UAE Team Emirates’ riders who ......read more

International acclaim for heritage sports as suspense continues in AED 1 million Fazza Championship ...…

Saeed Al Ketbi advances to the ‘Golden Square’ round during the seventh episode of competition   DUBAI, 21 January 2018:  The traditional Emirati folk art of Youlah is gaining international acclaim thanks to the brilliant performances in the 18th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program being held to packed audiences ......read more

GGWCup UAE brings the focus on the UN's 17 global goals…

The soccer tournament for women organized by women, is aligned with the sustainability theme of the Year of Zayed  Diamond Divas, the winning team, secured a spot in the global final to be held in New York City in September 2018, held during the UN General Assembly Week. DUBAI – January 20, 2018:  The Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup UAE), the first women’s only global ......read more

The Silk Road caravan brings an exceptional necklace to Global Village…

Grand musical portrays a love story set in the Umayyad period 20 January, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park and the region's key family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced the launch of ‘Silk Road – The Journey of a Unique Necklace’, a grand scale musical production ......read more

Aventura turns one and the whole family is invited to celebrate…

Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2018:  Dubai’s first nature adventure and zip-lining park is celebrating its first birthday on the 27th January and the whole of Dubai is invited to celebrate.  This FREE birthday celebration will include a number of spectacular shows including Arial Acrobats, Kharsha drums and Ground Acrobatics.  The Party extravaganza will kick off at 2:30PM on ......read more

Dimitrov Leads the Hunt for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title…

January 18, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:  There could be a changing of the guard at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this year, with world number three and ATP Tour Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov leading the list of direct entries for the ATP title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium next month. With defending champion Andy Murray out injured, the field may have opened up for ......read more

Sahara Centre announced as a key sponsor for the Dubai Basketball International Championship 2018…

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2018:  Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, leisure, entertainment and dining destination, has announced that it will be supporting the Dubai Basketball International Championship 2018 as the bronze sponsor for the 29th edition of the tournament. The championship runs from 18th to 26th January and will see some of the world’s top ......read more

Longlist, judges and dates announced for International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018…

United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2018:   The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Wednesday 17 January 2018, revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2018 Prize. The novels selected were chosen from 124 entries from 14 countries, all published between July 2016 and June 2017.    The longlist was chosen by a panel of five judges ......read more

The Dubai Fountain Performs First-ever K-pop Song…

Power’ by Korean Supergroup EXO joins the Dubai Fountain’s Repertoire of Renowned Melodies Dubai, UAE 17 January 2018:  The Dubai Fountain, the tallest and largest choreographed fountain in the world in Emaar’s Downtown Dubai, premiered its first K-Pop song on 16 January. The hit song ‘Power’ from Korean supergroup EXO was introduced to audiences as part ......read more

“12th Edition of SNF's Family Fun Fair”…

SNF’s Family Fun Fair on 26th of January 2018 - Creating Awareness about Special Needs in the UAE  Dubai, 17th January 2018 –  Special Needs Future (SNF) Development Center hosts its 12th edition of Family Fun Fair in collaboration with Universal American School on Friday the 26th of January from 10:30am till 8:00pm. The event is managed my Plan B. This partnership is set ......read more

Keep calm and play on!…

Danube Girls are charged up for the Global Goals World Cup UAE, the first women’s only global football tournament Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2018:    With the mantra ‘train like you must win and play like you can’t lose’ Danube Group bold and beautiful ladies are all set for the Global Goals World Cup UAE (GGWCup UAE) — the first women’s only global ......read more

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