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Celta Vigo and Al Ain Clubs Select Du LaLiga HPC Players for Pro-Football Careers

  du LaLiga new season teams in intensive training; U18 & 16 teams getting ready for Spain August scouting trip Dubai, UAE – 24 May 2017 –  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that two of its football talents, Ahmed El Yamani and Rashed Ahmed, have been scouted by the Spanish LaLiga club Celta Vigo and UAE Al Ain club respectively for pro-football careers. These two players, who are also part of the du LaLiga HPC U18 team who took home the gold from the inaugural season of the UAE FA Academy League and are just back from a development trip to Spain, were recognized for their exceptional performance at an event hosted by du and LaLiga last night.  Their new team members in the U18 teams as well as the U16 & U14 du LaLiga HPC teams were also welcomed into the program at the ......read more

Teenage artist Aamir Kudel visualizes life with his debut solo exhibition in Dubai

The seventeen-year-old Indian boy showcases his talent with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ DUBAI – May 24, 2017:  Aamir Kudel, a seventeen-year-old Indian artist in Dubai, recently conducted his debut solo exhibition in Dubai with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ painted with oil on canvas.  The star-studded event was held at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai in the presence of Indian Consul-General in Dubai His Excellency Vipul; Aamir's parents Mr. Zulfeq Kudel and Mrs. Lasitha Zulfeq, along with his teachers and other dignitaries.  Aamir is a Grade 12 student at the Emirates International School and aspires to be an engineer by profession. Hailing from the Indian state of Kerala, he has won accolades in a number of ......read more

Shaikh Takes SWS Senior Cup Victory Ahead of World Finals

Agha tops SWS Junior Cup, second Masters win in a row for Eelma Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2017:  Veteran racers produced a strong showing at the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Races on Monday night (22 May) at Dubai Kartdrom with Anjum Shaikh and Kamal Agha displaying peak form ahead of their participation in the Paris SWS World Finals on Thursday (25 May). Both drivers went two-for-two on the evening, just days ahead of their trip to France where they will join nine other drivers representing the Dubai Kartdrome at the SWS World Finals. Fellow racer, Heiki Eelma won’t be going to Paris this year, however, he did bag another class win as he continues to dominate the SWS Masters category this season. SWS Senior Cup & Masters Category Thirty drivers packed the SWS Senior grid and Rami Azzam was the best of them early ......read more

IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF Support Arab Filmmakers with Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award

Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017:  IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in December 2017. For the sixth consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen is the official ‘Festival-Time’ partner of DIFF, where the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will once again present the IWC Filmmaker Award to a promising Arab director. “Supporting filmmakers and their projects is something we are very passionate about. As watchmakers, we completely understand how much time and effort filmmakers invest in creating a true work of ......read more

Former World Number Ones Gaultier, Ashour, Elshorbagy and Willstrop to Meet in Dubai World Series Finals Draw

  May 22, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals - taking place at Dubai Opera on June 6-10 - looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after a quartet of former World number ones in the guise of Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Mohamed ElShorbagy and James Willstrop were drawn together in a mouth-watering group stage. The lucrative tournament, which has $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and Women's draws, will see the players face off against each other in a round-robin best-of-three series from June 6-8 for a place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond - with only two players progressing from each group. Current World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad, the man who topped the PSA Road To Dubai Standings, finds himself going up against another former No.1, Nick Matthew, in-form ......read more

Thirty Days of Entertainment and Enlightenment for Children at SLC's Ramadan Camps

Holy month camps will offer religious, artistic and educational activities Sharjah, May 22, 2017:  Children are set to enjoy an array of artistic, entertainment and religious activities at a number of camps being hosted by Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) this Ramadan. Running from May 28 to June 22, the programmes at each of the venues have been carefully formulated to align with the spiritual atmosphere of the holy month. Taking place at SLC’s four facilities; Basateen Pre-school Centre, Collage Talent Centre, Tiny Talents Program and the Sports Complex, the Ramadan camps aim to cultivate noble values in children and to teach them about their religion through using simple yet appealing methods.  “Every year during Ramadan we provide our young visitors with a variety of activities that engage their interests and ......read more

Pirelli sets sail for America's Cup 2017 adventure with Emirates New Zealand

From the race track to the ocean! DUBAI, May 22, 2017:  Pirelli has swapped the racing circuit for the high seas after partnering with two-time winner Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2017 America’s Cup 2017. Pirelli, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, will be the official sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand as they look for a third win in sailing’s premier competition, which this year takes place from May 26 to June 26 in Bermuda, in the North Atlantic Ocean. The famous yellow and red Pirelli logo will feature on the Emirates Team New Zealand boat and its rudders, which act as a metaphor for the tyre. Just as a tyre ensures a vehicle’s performance and control, the rudder guarantees the precision of the vessel on its course.  Participation in the world’s top sailing ......read more

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Student Competitions Now Open!

Can You Write Your Way To Stardom?  Dubai, 22 May 2017: Young writers and poets in the UAE have a new chance to unleash their creative talents as the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature student writing competitions open today. The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Taaleem Award for poetry have become integral additions to the academic calendar, with the number of participants growing every year.  ‘The Award Ceremonies remain a highlight of each Festival,’ said Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. ‘The competitions allow all students, between the ages of 8 to 25 years, resident in the UAE, to hone their creative writing skills in Arabic and English. We are delighted to be ......read more

11th Place for UAE Team Emirates' Polanc at Stage 15

Jan Polanc crosses finish line amongst first group at 100th Giro d’Italia Monday, 22 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc came 11th after he successfully bridged the gap on the final straight of stage 15 and crossed the finish line as part of the first group of riders. Bob Jungels (Quick - Step Floors) took the sprint win in Bergamo to claim the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) keeps the General Classification lead.   Commenting on his finish, UAE Team Emirates’ Polanc said: “Today was difficult. The breakaway started at 20 km so the speed was high and most of the peloton was very tired. In the end my legs felt quite good and I managed to bridge the gap on the final straight and finish with the first group - the best riders at the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Laengen Sixth in General Classification at Tour of California

Vegard Stake Laengen is sixth overall at the inaugural edition of the Amgen Tour of California United Arab Emirates. Sunday, 21 May 2017: The curtain was drawn on the seventh and final stage of Amgen Tour of California with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing sixth overall in the final General Classification. The stage was won by Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) while George Bennett (Team LottoNl - Jumbo) clinched the overall General Classification. The Tour of California concluded Saturday 20 May, when cyclists departed the Mountain High ski resort, dropping into the Angeles National Forest and ending the 125 km ride in front of the convention center in Pasadena. Stage Seven Results   1 Evan Huffman ( Rally ......read more

Splash ‘n' Party Celebrates ‘End of School Carnival'

Little ones can experience a thrilling time with carnival games, and fun with water balloons and water guns Dubai, UAE – May 21, 2017:  With summer vacations getting closer, Splash ‘n’ Party is organizing their first ever, ‘End of School Carnival’ on the 21st May to get the tiny tots celebrating early.  With most of the actual schoolwork completed and classrooms buzzing with students excited about the summer vacation, the end of the school year often finds parents and teachers looking for ways to keep students engaged.  Priced at AED 100 per child, ‘End of School Carnival’ is a one-day event from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and will feature a slew of ‘splashtastic’ activities such as carnival games, fun with water guns and water balloons.  Anjili Samtani-Radia, ......read more

Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi live in concert in Dubai on Friday, May 19

Turban Kings arrive in Dubai Brother duo to perform together in Dubai for the first time Daler Mehndi performing in Dubai after 8 years, singer to sing all his hit numbers from Bahubali 2, Dangal to the old favourites Mika says Dubai is an amazing city and he does about 7 shows a year. May 18th, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Get ready to groove as the brother duo and singing singhs are all set to perform live on Dubai stage for the first time tomorrow Friday, May 19th at Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. Dust your party shoes and put them on for an unforgettable, breathtaking and overwhelming ride with ‘mast kalandar’ Mika Singh and the king of Punjabi songs, Daler Mehndi. Reminiscing his first performance in Dubai way back in 1992, Mika said now he does almost 7 shows a year in Dubai ......read more

Dubai Chamber announces winners of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

Winners announced during prestigious ceremony at ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai Top three winners received cash prizes and access to training and support Dubai, UAE, May 18, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on Wednesday the top three winners of the 2nd cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition during the closing ceremony for the 5th ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai. FriendyCar, a marketplace for borrowing and lending cars, claimed the first-place prize, while second place went to CorporateStack, a web-based solution for managing business operations. Nester, a parking rental marketplace that connects parking owners with people, placed third. The winners were honoured by H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office, Mr. Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice President - Institutional ......read more

Podium Finish for Portuguese World Champion

UAE Team Emirates secure two riders in top ten with Rui Costa second and Simone Petilli placing eighth in stage 11 of Giro d’Italia Thursday, 18 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ World Champion Rui Costa clinched a podium position with teammate Simone Petilli in top ten after facing four tough ascents during the 11th stage that concluded Wednesday 17 May.  Costa took an impressive second and Petilli eighth in the thrilling hilly stage from Firenze to Bagno di Romagna, behind Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) who came first while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) kept the Maglia Rosa. Commenting on his finish, 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour Champion Rui Costa said: “It was important that we joined a breakaway today and I worked really hard to be able to achieve that. I tried my best to pursue the attack and win, ......read more

Call for Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017:  Global Residence and Citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award. The Award was established to pay tribute to individuals who work towards improving and supporting the global community, and whose actions have contributed to building a more peaceful and tolerant world.  Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen are open to the public. The selection process for the Global Citizen is confidential and the winner will be chosen by a seven-member Award Committee through a majority vote format. The Award Committee is comprised of the following members: Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam, ......read more

Submissions Open for the Landmark 10th Anniversary of the Dubai Film Connection (dfc)

Dubai, 16 May 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will run from 6-13 December, 2017 and submissions are now open for the Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market for Arab filmmaker’s part of the highly successful Dubai Film Market (DFM), the business counterpart of DIFF.      Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the DFC has enjoyed a decade of success discovering and presenting projects from emerging and established writers, directors and producers from the Arab world to industry professionals around the world.  Having showcased more than 135 fiction and non-fiction film projects in development to regional and international industry decision makers of which 56 have been completed.     Since its inception in 2007 the DFC has witnessed a substantial improvement in the ......read more

Artists for Change Initiative to Unveil the Largest Hand-crafted Yarn Ball at Dubai Festival City

Remarkable art pieces created in a unique collaboration between Emirati artists and artisans in Afghanistan will be on display at Dubai Festival City from 21 May to 16 June Dubai, 14 May, 2017:  In partnership with The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed (FBMI) initiative, Dubai Festival City is set to open a unique art exhibition within its main atrium, Festival Square. From 21 May to 16 June, FBMI will be showcasing the remarkable artwork of four prominent Emirati artists who took part in the ‘Artists for Change program, at Dubai Festival City. The exhibit will unveil the largest yarn ball ever assembled in the region with a diameter of three metres. The ball of yarn is hand crafted out of 100% indigenous wool, hand-spun by female weavers and dyed with natural vegetable dyes in Afghanistan. The exhibition will support ......read more

Fun City launches the first ever Play Membership in the GCC!

Region’s First-Ever Unlimited Play Membership at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works Centres in UAE 100 Days of play is now a big Deal! Fun City launches a unique membership of 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99 ! Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2017:  Fun City, UAE’s most popular entertainment brand has launched its first-ever Unlimited Play membership. This unbelievable feature allows any child who opts for this and becomes a Fun Member full access to all Play Zones and Fun and Learn areas at Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works stores across the UAE for just AED 99 – less than AED 1 per day for all day play. This membership is a first of its kind for the entire entertainment industry in the GCC and breaks new ground in allowing unlimited access and enjoyment to little guests at the play areas. Children ......read more

Dubai's labourers get their chance to shine

Smart Idol – empowering & changing lives Dubai, May 14th 2017:  Dubai’s unsung heroes finally get the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds. A jury panel selects the top 15 talents, split between singing and dancing performances, who will then be trained and mentored by industry professionals to fine-tune their skills. Smart Idol winners and select finalists become part of SmartBand, which performs at corporate events.  “Smart Idol affords ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Retain Blue Jersey

  UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc is still ‘King of the Mountain’ while Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) wins sixth stage of Giro Thursday, 11 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’, Slovenian rider Jan Polanc is still in the King of the Mountain jersey and fourth in Youth Classification with teammates Simone Petilli and Valerio Conti in fifth and sixth place respectively. The sixth stage wrapped up on Thursday, 11 May which was won by Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) following a breakaway. Stage seven starts in Castrovillari and is 224 km and over the first 140 km, the route is essentially flat with just a short descent after the start. After cresting the Bosco delle Pianelle KOM summit the final part of the stage is more complicated as the route passes through several urban areas. The final ......read more

MGM Making a Move into Dubai

MGM Hospitality is one of the biggest casino companies in the world, and hearing that it will be developing and operating a 26-acre resort in Dubai is good news for the area. A place of extravagance and wealth, it is only fitting that the company would make a move into that area, but what of the gambling? Well this is where it gets complicated, but not impossible. The rules of the UAE are that sports betting is legal, but casinos aren’t. What this will mean is if you are looking for any card games then you may have to play online poker instead. If you want to bet on the horse racing though, that is one thing that you will be able to do. The news of the MGM development was announced after a presentation by MGM to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Dubai’s ruler. This ......read more

Russian Star Grigory Leps Rocks Crowd at Dubai Gala

Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi. Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest hits that have marked his star-studded career and endeared him to Russian music fans and won the Sochi-born rock and pop idol many awards. His rousing performance was just the right accompaniment to the gala setting and much to the appreciation of the many VIPs, music aficionados and connoisseurs of luxury that were invited especially for the gala gathering. Held since 2004 the Russian Seasons in Dubai has been responsible for presenting ......read more

World Champions Lead Egyptian Charge to PSA World Series Finals

Egypt qualified four men and three women for Dubai World Series Finals Line-ups led by men’s and women’s current World Champions May 9 2017, DUBAI UAE:  Egypt’s dominance of world squash continues with a seven-strong contingent of players heading to Dubai next month for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which will be played at the Dubai Opera from June 6-10. Only the top eight ranked male and female players in the PSA Road to Dubai rankings have qualified to contest the prestigious season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, after the men completed six qualifying events, and the women five, during the 2016-2017 season. Led by men’s world champion and world number one Karim Abdel Gawad, and women’s world champion and world number one Nour EL Sherbini, Egypt has qualified a remarkable ......read more

Arab Cinema Shines on the World Stage at Cannes Film Festival's Milestone 70th Edition

Dubai, 08 May 2017: Spearheading efforts to champion Arab cinema and promote the UAE as a leading film hub for the region, a UAE delegation will embark on a journey to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Comprising key industry players including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the delegation will be based at the UAE Pavilion at the festival, which takes place May 17-28, 2017. This edition of the Cannes Film Festival marks its milestone 70th anniversary and is the 15th consecutive year that the UAE has had a presence at the prestigious event. Once again, the UAE pavilion at the festival is set to offer international audiences the perfect window into new and compelling stories coming out of the Arab world and ......read more

Speedo© Stands Up For Drowning Prevention

Dubai, UAE 9th May 2017. Speedo©, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has launched Swim Generation; a global initiative that aims to help contribute to the reduction of accidental drowning worldwide, striving towards a world where everyone everywhere has the right to be able to swim. In development by Speedo International since 2011, Swim Generation supports life-saving projects around the world and has enabled partner organisations to already reach over 600,000 people.    The 2014 Global Report on Drowning from the World Health Organisation  highlights drowning as a global emergency. Shocking statistics demonstrate that drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death worldwide, with at least 372,000 people losing their lives to drowning every year. That’s a staggering average of 1,000 ......read more

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9th Annual Wooden Bridge Competition…

Organized by the American University in Dubai in its Second Regional Year Dubai, March 29, 2017:  The Department of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai (AUD) in partnership with AUD’s ASCE Student Chapter held the 9th Annual Wooden Bridge Competition, which saw Sultan Qaboos University’s team take home the first and second place ......read more

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

Dubai, 29th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region's leading multicultural festival park, offers its guests fantastic cultural experiences ranging from tasty food, extravagant shops and unique entertainment. The UAE's No.1 outdoor entertainment hot-spot's 21st season is coming to an end on the 8th of April, 2017 and this is the perfect time to experience it for ......read more

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

Top Talents include U14 age group for the first time Top Talent from each category will play competitive games against LaLiga’s finest youth teams in Spain with a potential to be scouted by top LaLiga clubs Dubai, UAE – 28 March 2017:  Following an all-day trial conducted this weekend, the UAE’s top talents for the 2016/2017 were selected this weekend, earn a ......read more

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

Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) takes first place ahead of UAE Team Emirates’ rider Modolo Monday, 27 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UCI World Tour team UAE Team Emirates’, finished in top 10 at the Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, 26th March which was won by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team). After finishing 26th earlier in the week at E3 Harelbeke, Modolo reflected on his ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission announces VIDXB 2017…

Major event will celebrate the world of online video by bringing together fans, creators, and industry professionals, and launch a year-round program to nurture local talent  Dubai-UAE: 27 March, 2017:  The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) today announced VIDXB, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s first annual gathering celebrating the world of online video. The ......read more

American Hospital Dubai hosts public awareness campaign to promote the use of infant car seats…

UAE, March 27, 2017- American Hospital Dubai recently conducted a public awareness campaign to highlight the importance of infant car seats in support of the initiative launched by the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Public Health and Safety Department to promote the use of rear-facing child safety seats for new-born babies being discharged from hospital. Officials from DHA participated in ......read more

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

In-form Modolo looks to improve on 2014 result ahead of Tour of Flanders 27 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, will line-up at the 40th edition of Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday, 28th March with Italian rider, Sacha Modolo, who won two stages of the race in 2014. This year Modolo is aiming to better his previous performances and clinch his first ......read more

Total and BWF Extend Partnership Until 2021…

Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2017:  Following the completion of a landmark three-year partnership, Total and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently announced a three-year extension of the partnership until 2021.  Through the extended partnership, brokered by Infront Sports & Media, Total will continue as the Title Sponsor and the Official Energy Partner for all BWF Major Events ......read more

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

Total cash prize of US $100,000 offered for best ‘techorater’ across four design categories Dubai, UAE: 26 March 2017:  LG Electronics today announced the launch of the first-ever LG Signage Design competition for innovative professional designers and architects across the region to push the boundaries of artistic designs within new and existing commercial ......read more

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

Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff Dubai, 24 March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.  23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of ......read more

Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship finale on Friday…

Timetable of events; Dressage starts 8am, Show Jumping 9.30am and Cross Country 2pm Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017:  The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Desert Palm Equestrian Centre, Dubai. The prestigious Equestrian Championship is organized in association with ......read more

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

A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th ......read more

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

Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together ......read more

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

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ......read more

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

duFC Finals witnesses Clasico Revival with Puyol’s team beating Salgado’s   Presence of the country’s senior sports and educational authorities attests to the importance of this scouting platform for the country’s football future Six-month nationwide tournament with over 7,000 players, 1,060 games, 3,864 goals  Dubai, UAE – March 19, 2017 ......read more

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

To be hosted by Jaggu and Tarana, the current season will premiere on 26th March, every Sunday at 8pm on Colors TV Dubai, UAE, 19th March 2017:   Following the stupendous success of the previous seasons, IndiaCast brings to you yet another entertaining edition of COLORS CricQuiz - the most definitive cricket quizzing championship for the viewers of COLORS TV in Middle East and Africa. All ......read more

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

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

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

Crowning of winners take place in festive atmosphere after over 1,000 shooters competed for honours DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The Fazza Championships for Shooting Saktoun for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre concluded on Thursday at the Dubai Police Shooting Square in Ruwayyah area, with over 1,000 participants competing in five categories to win ......read more

‘1001 Titles' Reaches 60% of Target…

Emirati Arabic books on track for landmark publishing initiative Sharjah, March 17th, 2017:  During its participation in the 46th edition of the London Book Fair, the management of the ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has announced that it has reached 60% of its target to launch 1,001 Emirati Arabic books in two years, keeping it on track for a regional publishing milestone. Majd ......read more

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

Final round of Gulf, Juniors and Open categories takes place on Saturday 18th March at Hamdan Sports Complex DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre at Hamdan Sports Complex in Ruwayyah, saw the participation of men and women in the Juniors, Gulf and Open (Professionals) as they competed in the ......read more

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

Team Corum, comprising  Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup at Kitzbühel, by besting the cream of the assembled international polo field  by a superior 12.5-6 margin.  On their way to victory, Team Corum achieved a goal difference of plus 20.5, which is one of the best ever recorded in the history of the Kitzbühel ......read more

Art Jameel enters new phase of development…

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

Britain aiming for win at the first Spring Classic of the season following second and third places at the same race in previous years 16 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates will line-up at the first Spring Classic of the year, Milan-San Remo, this Saturday with in-form British rider, Ben Swift, looking to better his previous results at the famous race. Swift ......read more

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

Launch of DIFC Art Integration Programme, showcased world-class sculptures and thought-provoking installations  Dubai-UAE: 14 March 2017:  Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub and destination for lifestyle, arts and culture, welcomed His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, in ......read more

Barjeel Art Foundation and Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts present Lines of Subjectivity: ...…

Major works from Arab collection come to Jordan for the first time: Opens: 9 March till 31 May 2017 Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation inaugurated an art exhibition from its permanent collection at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman. UAE Ambassador to Jordan Bilal Rabie Al Budoor attended the opening, which was held under the patronage of ......read more

100 kick-off first day of qualifying for Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals…

Total of 500 participants expected to participate in the tournament ahead of final on 15th March  DUBAI, 14th March 2017:  More than 100 competitors participated on the first day of qualifiers in the Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) in the Dubai Police Shooting Square at Ruwayyah on Sunday ......read more

Paris-nice Wrap Up: Sergio Henao Wins Overall Leader, UAE Team Emirates in Good Spirits…

‘The Race to the Sun’ wrapped up today with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) Clinching the Yellow Jersey Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  The Paris- Nice WorldTour race has come to an end with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) as overall leader. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) held on to win Paris-Nice by two seconds with Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) in second place and David De La Cruz (Quick-Step ......read more

The Nation's Best 8 Teams Claim their Spot at the duFC finals…

Dubai, UAE – 13 March 2017:  With the finals of duFC just one step away, the Abu Dhabi, Northern Emirates and Dubai’s 32 strongest teams in the UAE Schools, Streets Cups faced off in the national semi-finals on Saturday to secure their place in the finals of duFC, in partnership with Liga.  The competition’s most intense match day yet witnessed dramatic exits ......read more

‘Spring into Yas' to Deliver a Vibrant Array of Events and Activities on Yas Island…

Spring festivals and events being held between March 17 – April 29, 2017, across several Yas Island attractions Trailblazing Blue Man Group to perform at du Forum from April 18 – 22, followed by a UAE-debut headline show by highly-acclaimed recording artist Olly Murs on April 28 Extensive line-up of hands-on activities and captivating entertainment for the whole family at the ......read more

E-sports stages stunning comeback, snatching victory from FCBEscola…

UAE FA Academy League Week 7 Results 12 March 2017, Dubai, UAE:  E-Sports came back in top form in Week 7 of the du UAE FA Academy League with a fierce determination to win back the three points they had conceded last week in their defeat against du LaLiga HPC.   However, their game against FCBEscola was not looking promising with FCBEscola’s Max Foster opening the score ......read more

UAE Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge Announced by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala ...…

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2017:  Global technology leader Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today the call for participants in its year-long Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge. Launched in partnership with Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services, the program will challenge teams from across UAE universities to design, develop, and integrate ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan to Inaugurate 12th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference ...…

Innovation-led business communities around the world need to create business-friendly environments to become key enablers and seize industry opportunities, says Majed Al Suwaidi Dubai-UAE: 12 March, 2017:  In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Dubai Production City (DPC), the leading business hub enabling ......read more

Catch It If You Can Global Village Brings Back “Catch The Cash”…

Dubai, 12th Mar 2016:  Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has brought back its popular game activation for kids and adults alike ‘Catch the Cash’. The activation involves guests at Global Village catching and winning up to AED 250,000! Global Village guests can be a part of this instant gratification game and get a chance to win cold, hard ......read more

First ‘green edition'of Dulsco Classic Golf grabbed by Richard Green…

As part of the ‘year-of-giving’ initiative, Dulsco will be providing free medical check-up for workers for every 10 shots played by a golfer during the tournament Dubai, UAE, March 12th, 2017: Richard Green recorded the best score of the day in the individual (Division A) stableford format to clinch the 14th edition of Dulsco Classic, one of the oldest corporate Golf tournaments in ......read more

Maserati Polo Tour returns to Dubai with Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy 2017 in collaboration with La ...…

Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2017:  Maserati Polo Tour announced the return of its Dubai edition with the Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy 2017 for the second consecutive year. Dubai will be the second destination of the tour that kicked off in St. Moritz in January. The Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy will be held at Desert Palm Polo Club from 11 to 17 of March 2017. As a special highlight, HH Sheikh ......read more

Sharjah Museums to open Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China…

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization forms inaugural partnership with renowned British photographer Peter Sanders. Sharjah, March 11, 2017:  Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization will this month launch an exhibition dedicated to exploring the lives of Muslim communities throughout China. 'Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the ......read more

Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen achieves another record of becoming the first ever Swimmer to cross Dubai ...…

Under the Patronage of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 March 2017:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the Dubai Sports Council, Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen - a Saudi Dentist and Humanitarian - has set a new record, adding to her tally of world records, as she ......read more

Dubai International Horse Fair Launches Instagram Competition With Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid ...…

Budding and professional photographers have the chance to win a purebred Arabian stallion worth AED 45,000 at the equine industry’s most prominent event  Dubai International Horse Fair and Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship return from 16 to 18 March at Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  Shutterbugs with a passion for horses are in for a treat as ......read more

COÉGA Sunwear Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series April 15th 2017…

Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  The second part of the COÉGA Sunwear Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series takes place on Saturday 15th April at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. The event, which is organised by Super Sports Events and sanctioned by the Dubai Sports Council and UAE Swimming Federation, is open to adults and children across a number of different race ......read more

14th Edition of Dulsco Classic to ‘Go Green'…

‘Recycling bin’ to form an interesting part of the tournament Dubai, UAE, March 8th, 2017: One of country’s first Green Golf tournament, ‘Dulsco Classic’ will tee off on March 9th at the Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai. The 14th edition of Dulsco Classic prepares for a spectrum of activities pivoting around recycled materials. At one of the holes, golfers will be ......read more

Local Drivers, Riders Share Stage With World Stars in Dubai International Baja…

First Lady of quad racing aims to go one better on return to action in UAE Dubai, UAE, 7 March, 2017:  The UAE’s new entry into World Cup cross country rallying sees the world’s best drivers and riders rubbing shoulders with local privateers and enthusiasts on an international stage this weekend. Launched as part of the initiative to revive rallying in the Emirates and the ......read more

Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Set to Present World of Women Film Fair Awards…

‘High achieving women and men in the Middle East will be recognised globally at charity gala dinner’ Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2017:  The WOW Film Fair Middle East Charity Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony taking place tomorrow night at the Park Hyatt Dubai will be held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge ......read more

Dubai Culture to Showcase the Emirate's Flourishing Arts and Cultural Scene on Global Stage at ITB ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 March, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its participation in ITB Berlin – the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® – as part of the Emirate’s stand at the event and in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Commerce ......read more

Dubai Culture Announces SIKKA Art Fair 2017 Programme…

Seventh edition of SIKKA Art Fair will feature all-new ‘SIKKA Around The City’ initiatives and exciting collective ventures Programme to span a wide range of cultural mediums, including visual and performing arts, music, film, literature and food Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated ......read more

Jeffries and Breukers Win Lamborghini Super Trofeo Title at Dubai Autodrome…

Three championship series on the line during NRD Power Weekend Dubai, UAE, 5 March 2017:  Championship competition heated up on the 5.39 kilometre Grand Prix Circuit at Dubai Autodrome during the penultimate National Race Days (NRD) Power Weekend (3-4 March 2017), with the new Lamborghini series on showcase with UAE national racing. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle ......read more

Andy Murray Wins 25th Anniversary Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final…

March 5, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Andy Murray became the first British champion at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as he defeated Fernado Verdaso 6-3 6-2. It was his best win over the Spaniard since Miami almost exactly eight years ago, and comes after he finished as runner-up to Roger Federer in Dubai in 2012. Incredibly, it was his seventh final in his last eight tournaments and ......read more

Zayed University organizes UAE Heritage Research Conference on 6 March in Dubai…

Sponsored by Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center Under the patronage of HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance   DUBAI, 4th of March 2017:  Sponsored by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), and under the patronage of HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University, Zayed University in ......read more

Dramatic Victory puts Andy Murray into semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

March 4, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Andy Murray played one of the most thrilling matches in the 25-year history of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday, taking just six minutes short of three hours to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4) 7-6 (18) 6-1. In the dramatic 31-minute second set tiebreak the world number one and top seed fought off seven match points before finally ......read more

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

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

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