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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 Classic in August 2017 and will be hoping to build on the success of last season where he lifted the UAE National Road Race Championship on home soil. Joining him in South America will be Darwin Atapuma, Filippo Ganna, Aleksandr Riabushenko, Oliviero Troia and Anass Aït El Abdia, the latter of which makes his first appearance since the Vuelta a España.   Having first been staged in 1981, the 2018 Vuelta a San Juan is the 36th ......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 claimed top 10 finishes in all but one of the tour’s stages included; Simone Consonni (5th – stage one, 4th – stage three and 7th – stage six) Diego Ulissi (4th - stage four and 7th – stage five) and Rui Costa (8th - stage four), giving the team plenty of reason to be positive for the season ahead.   Standing either side of South African, Impey on the podium were BMC Racing Team’s Richie Porte, who claimed ......read more

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

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 every Friday night at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village. Saeed Mohammed Sweidan Al Ketbi became the second contestant to qualify for the Semi-Finals (Golden Square) of the competition, it was announced during the seventh episode on Friday 19th January much to the delight of his supporters. Matar Ali Ahmed Rashed Al Habsi advanced to the last four stage during the sixth episode with the competition entering the decisive final phases. More ......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 soccer tournament in the Middle East to support the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals, held at The Sustainable City, Dubai showcased two evenings of absolute fun, music, food, great soccer and Global Goals action for women in the UAE and beyond.  The GGWCup UAE is aligned with the sustainability theme of the Year of Zayed to be part of the events and initiatives in the UAE and abroad to commemorate the memory of the late Sheikh Zayed ......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 by Ornina Arts Events, that portrays the story of Jubayr and Laila set during the Umayyad period in Andalusia. The 30-minute musical is hosted on the Main Cultural Stage as part of the 22nd Season of Global Village.  During the Umayyad period, Andalusia was a beacon of learning, the leading cultural and economic center and a conduit for culture and science throughout the Mediterranean Basin, Europe, and West Asia. Communication between ......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 Saturday 27th, with fun for the whole family including Face Painting, Balloon Sculptures and a host of exciting competitions. The Aventura café will also be open, serving a selection of special dishes.  The celebrations will continue until 7pm, so bring your loved ones and join us at Aventura for a day packed with pop-popping spectacles and fun-filled activities – FREE fun for the whole family!  

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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 a new title holder to hold the trophy aloft when play commences for the Men’s week on 26 February.  Dimitrov, who will be making his second appearance in Dubai having played here in 2011, has emerged as a genuine contender for the world number one position after a blazing run in 2017. The 26 year old Bulgarian rocketed up the rankings last year, jumping 14 places to finish the year as world number three. His stellar season saw him ......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 basketball players travelling to the UAE to compete in Dubai.  Akram Ammar, Managing Director of Sahara Centre, commented: ”We are proud to be one of the key sponsors of the Dubai Basketball International Championship and to celebrate this important event with our customers and sports fans across the UAE.”  During the championship, national teams from the UAE and the Philippines will take to the court against several ......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 chaired by Jordanian academic, critic, poet, novelist and playwright Ibrahim Al Saafin.    Of the 16 authors chosen, many are recognisable names with three having been shortlisted for the Prize previously – Atef Abu Saif (2015, A Suspended Life); Amir Tag Elsir (2011, The Grub Hunter); and Ibrahim Nasrallah (2009, Time of White Horses). The latter two have also been longlisted and served as mentors on the Prize’s Nadwa ......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 of a spectacular dancing performance at 5:30pm.  K-Pop boyband EXO made its debut in 2012 and has enjoyed phenomenal success both in Korea and across the region ever since. The song ‘Power’ is EXO’s newest hit; it was released in September 2017 to great success, and has topped the charts in various K-Pop markets. ‘Power’ will now stay in rotation, as the first K-Pop song to ever be included as part of The ......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 to provide a platform to both the special needs community and the mainstream society to come together to promote the spirit of giving, diversity and social inclusion. Mehnaz Ahmed – General Manager of SNF says, “This event welcomes & encourages families to come together for an all-inclusive family fun day that offers a positive environment to connect with special needs families and the mainstream society.” This year ......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 football tournament in the Middle East supporting the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals. The tournament is all set to take place on 19th January at Sustainable City. The brand ambassadors for the tournaments are passionate artist and philanthropist Dr. Sana Sajan, Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham and Game of Thrones cast Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The team is named as ‘Ball of Duty’ and the squad comprises of Pinky, Jonnali, ......read more

OMEGA celebrates 2-year countdown to Lausanne 2020

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018:  As the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games, OMEGA has today celebrated the 2-year countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, together with the event’s organising committee. When the Opening Ceremony takes place on the 10th of January 2020, Lausanne 2020 will mark the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Around 1,880 young athletes from over 70 nations will compete in 81 events around the Swiss city of Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, St. Moritz, and in the nearby Vaud Alps and French Jura mountains. Lausanne 2020 will be particularly notable for having the same number of male and female athletes competing, as well as being the first time that ski mountaineering appears on the Olympic Games programme. To start the clock for ......read more

Dubai Tour team line-up announced: 16 teams of seven riders at the start

Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  The 16 teams invited to the fifth edition of the Dubai Tour – taking place from 6 to 10 February 2018 – have been officially announced. Nine UCI WorldTour Teams, five UCI Professional Continental Teams, one UCI Continental Team and one UAE National Selection team will be at the start of the five-stage professional cycling race organised by the Dubai Sports Council in collaboration with RCS Sport. Each team will consist of seven riders. UCI WORLDTOUR TEAMS ASTANA PRO TEAM – KAZ Astana is part of the Astana President’s Professional Sports Club, which was created by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, N.A. Nazarbayev, in 2012. Astana’s palmares includes an Olympic gold medal (Alexander Vinokourov, now General Manager, won the Men’s Road Race, London ......read more

Fighting Online Piracy With TMG

Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  TMG specializes in the protection of premium content. The company will unveil its latest innovations in the field of anti-piracy, broadcast monitoring and compliance at CABSAT 2018 in Za’beel Halls 1-3, French Pavilion, Stand No ZB6-D30. As illegal live-streaming continues to explode, becoming the strongest development for piracy in media and entertainment, efficient solutions have become available to broadcasters of premium content, explains anti-piracy expert TMG.  “Avid fans will do anything to watch their favorite teams live” says Bastien Casalta, Chief Technology Officer at TMG. “Aside from the obvious Facebook or YouTube, new pirate sites are launched every week, providing millions of users with illegal access to live sports, especially in Europe, North Africa, ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Announce Line-up for Opening Race of 2018 UCI World Tour Season

UAE Team Emirates will embark on their second UCI World Tour season this week, heading to Australia as the team tackle the Santos Tour Down Under from 16th – 21st January. Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  Representing the UAE colours and making his Santos Tour Down Under debut, is former World Champion, Rui Costa, alongside teammates Matteo Bono, Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Marco Marcato, Manuele Mori and Diego Ulissi, the latter producing some of the strongest displays for UAE Team Emirates in the team’s 2017 debut season.  The Santos Tour Down Under was first staged in 1999 and became a prestigious UCI World Tour event in 2008 becoming the first race to be staged outside of cycling's traditional European home. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the race, now synonymous with riders looking to ......read more

Global Village hosts awards ceremony for Victory Project winners

Dubai, 14th January 2018:  Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park and the region's key family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, hosted the awards ceremony for the winners of one of the UAE’s largest ever community initiatives, the Victory Project. The Victory Project is a Global Village community initiative, specifically designed to instill patriotism among the students of the UAE and generated a tremendous response. It registered the participation of 15,000 students from 111 schools from across the UAE. They were challenged to creatively decorate and color ceramic sculptures shaped as the three-fingered UAE victory salute and more than 3,000 sculptures were submitted. At the ceremony, Ahmad AlMarri, Director of Operations at Global Village presented the ......read more

Dubai Culture Organises ‘Carnival of Ideas'

The event included a variety of workshops and activities focused on establishing ethical habits and values ​ [Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 January 2018] -  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted its ‘Carnival of Ideas’ spring forum through the Department of Cultural and Heritage Programs and the Dubai Heritage Development Centers. The two-week programme ran from 17th to 28th December 2017, featuring an innovative series of workshops and activities, as well as cultural and heritage events exclusively for fifth to ninth grade female students from aged 10 to 14 years old. On the first day of the programme, a ‘Lights from Hay’ workshop was presented by Hind Al Ameri from the Attaba Center. On ......read more

International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF): Longlist and judges announcement date

Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018:  The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. It is given to a novel in Arabic which the judges consider to be the best of that year.    Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high quality Arabic literature internationally through the translation and publication of winning and shortlisted novels in other major languages.    At 9am GMT / 1pm GST on Wednesday 17 January, the 2018 longlist of 16 books and the panel of five judges will be announced. The longlist will be chosen from 124 submissions which have all been published in the last 12 months.     The Prize is run with the support, as its mentor, of the Booker Prize ......read more

IKEA Welcomes Children in-store to Spread Love for the Arabic Language as Part of ‘Arabic Reassembled' Initiative

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  During Arab Literacy Day on 8 January, IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, gave children the chance to ignite their passion and understanding for Arabic with its new in-store initiative. ‘Arabic Reassembled’ is a creative solution for children to learn and create 12 Arabic words that are used daily, using the all-familiar IKEA instruction manual.  You can also participate in the event at Yas Mall from 11-13 January or at Dubai Festival City from 8-13 January.  

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Princess Reema hopes to see a woman in every Saudi sports federation

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, winner of the Arab Sports Personality Award at the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, wants to see more women take up top positions in Saudi Arabian sports federation and inspire the generations that follow. The first female to lead a Saudi sports federation when she took over as president of the Federation for Community Sports in October, Princess Reema is also Deputy President of Saudi Arabia’s Sports Authority for Planning & Development. Her pioneering role in the founding and regulation of women’s sport in Saudi Arabia, including the introduction of sports among girls in public schools, has seen Princess Reema bag the prestigious Arab Sports Personality award at the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more

Dubai-based Briton makes waves on debut in Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah

Record number of 367 entries on second day of events in General Public category DUBAI, 9th January 2018:   The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw a Briton entering the fray in the General Public category on Monday in Dubai. A record number of 367 falcons participated in five disciplines of the Jeer Tabaa Farkh and Jernas events in the General Public category on the seventh day of competition in Ruwayyah. The Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah will continue until January 15th at the dedicated site for falconry in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (Exit 55) in Dubai with Qarmossha Farkh and Jernas events for General Public on Tuesday ......read more

Sheikh Hamdan congratulates MBR Creative Sports Award winners

DUBAI, UAE, Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated the winners of the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award and thanked them for their “extraordinary efforts” to promote creativity and the empowerment of women in sports. The winners of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, which is the biggest award of its kind in the world and one of the entities under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will be honoured at a glittering awards ceremony on Wednesday at Dubai World Trade Centre’s Sheikh Rashid Ballroom, starting 11am. “We welcome these creative athletes and officials in a country that prides itself in ......read more

Records fall as Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah opens for General Public

Abdullah Khalfan Al Qubaisi’s entry ‘Al Sirmi’ breaks 17-second barrier DUBAI, 9th January 2018:  The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) produced record-breaking performances in the General Public category on Sunday in Dubai. Abdullah Khalfan Al Qubaisi’s entry named ‘Al Sirmi’ broke the 17-second barrier clocking the fastest time of 16.979 seconds in the six-day old championship as 280 falcons competed in the Jeer Shaheen Farkh and Jernas events in Ruwayyah. The Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah will continue until January 15th at the dedicated site for falconry in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (Exit ......read more

Panasonic Jaguar Racing Set Their Sights on Marrakesh E-Prix

Panasonic Jaguar Racing prepare for the third E-Prix of the season  Following a positive start in Hong Kong, Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr hope for more points in Marrakesh The Jaguar I-TYPE 2 shows signs of progress, potential and pace  Paul Di Resta and Pietro Fittipaldi are announced as rookie drivers for Marrakesh Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 January 2018 –  Leaving behind the bright lights of Hong Kong, Panasonic Jaguar Racing head to the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, Morocco, for the next instalment of the FIA Formula E Championship.    The third E-Prix of the season, on 13 January, starts at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan before winding its way through the streets of Marrakesh. In the shadow of the city’s world-famous medina, the 1.86 mile ......read more

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All-new live-action gameshow hosted by Ahmed Khamis, airs on Tuesday at 17:40 (KSA time) Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017:  It’s officially “Hero Time” as Cartoon Network brings to you Ben 10 Challenge – a brand-new and exhilarating live-action game show giving children from across the Middle East a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become their favourite boy hero, Ben ......read more

Over 60,000 little Fun Members have flocked to enjoy Fun City's 100 Days of Play Membership…

100 Days of Fun proves to be a huge success across the GCC with 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99!  Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017:  Fun City’s unique unlimited play membership is officially the talk of the town, with over 60,000 little ones across the region currently taking most advantage to enjoy never-ending fun at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works outlets across ......read more

CNN International visits Palestine Museum - a gateway for emerging artists in the region…

Palestinian Museum supports young artists develop their own art and help redefine the cultural landscape On this month’s edition of ‘Inside the Middle East’, CNN explores the Palestinian Museum and discovers how it is redefining a cultural landscape. Mahmoud Hawari, Director, The Palestinian Museum discusses how the museum is much more than just a building and explains to ......read more

Pink Polo to launch exciting new 2017-2018 season at Abu Dhabi's only Royal Polo Club…

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Princess Haya a beacon for Arab sportswomen, says IOC Vice President…

Anita DeFrantz calls on Arab women to follow her lead at Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium   Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:  Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Council, has saluted the UAE Government and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein for their contribution towards empowerment of women in sports, not just inside the country but ......read more

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Artistic training sessions inspire girls’ imaginations Sharjah, 1 November, 2017:  The Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (Sajaya), a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn (Quarter of a Century) Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, held an array of training workshops on the sidelines of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICCF) in October, aimed at ......read more

Women to take centre stage at Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity…

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:   Empowering Women in Sports will be the theme at the 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity this Wednesday as some of the leading ladies from the from the world of sport take the dais at the Palazzo Versace hotel to share their experience with the audience. One of the initiatives of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative ......read more

Iran seeking some more glitter in Dubai…

Ahmadzadeh: “We are in a better condition than we were at the World Cup, especially on the physical side”   Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  On a high following their best ever finish at a World Cup earlier in the summer, 2013 champions Iran are hoping to keep the momentum going at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup this week and add some more “glitter” ......read more

Four Gulf Talents Shortlisted for 2017 IWC Filmmaker Award…

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Both tennis powerhouses to make come back and springboard into the new season at #MWTC10 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 October 2017:  Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) has announced the final two players to take their places in the 6-star line-up for this year’s event. Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic (no.7) and three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka (no.9) have ......read more

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Finalists narrowed down from 16 to three in semifinals before closing ceremony  Dubai, UAE: 17 October, 2017:  The Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) Higher Committee met today to discuss mechanisms to increase ARC’s reach in the Arab world, and to engage as many schools as possible in the next round, maintaining the remarkable momentum the challenge has established. The ......read more

Regional Storytelling Takes Centre Stage at DIFF With Muhr Feature Category…

From the front lines of Syrian conflict to the lively streets of Casablanca, the first films of the prestigious Muhr Feature category promise captivating cinema  Dubai, 16 October 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the first films that will feature in the highly anticipated Muhr Feature category. Held within the Festival from 6 – 13 December 2017, ......read more

CNN's Marketplace Middle East uncovers the DIFC's central role in Dubai's economic success…

Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017:  On this month’s episode of ‘Marketplace Middle East’, John Defterios interviews Arif Amiri, CEO of Dubai’s International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC), to discover more about the centre’s innovative growth strategies. As the leading financial hub for the 7.4 trillion dollar MEASA region (the Middle East, Africa and South ......read more

Peugeot on the Podium at Rallye Du Maroc: Ready to Tackle Dakar 2018 After a Productive Experience ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017:  The Peugeot 3008DKR drivers enjoyed a clean run to the finish of the Rallye du Maroc in Erfoud today, rounding off a successful event. They finished second and 10th overall, successfully completing their preparations for next year’s Dakar Rally. Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena led the event right up until the penultimate stage yesterday, when they were ......read more

Get Closer to the Magic of Cinema With DIFF Volunteers Programme…

Once in a lifetime opportunity for UAE film fans at the region’s leading film festival  Registration is now OPEN for the 14th Festival, December 6-13 Dubai, 15 October 2017:  With less than two months to go until the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the glittering annual gala is inviting volunteers to join the team that brings cinematic magic to the Emirates each ......read more

Sharjah Museums Authority and the Institut Français in the United Arab Emirates celebrate 40 years ...…

Sharjah Archaeology Museum and Institut français in the United Arab Emirates / Cultural Department of the French Embassy host a selection of 100 ancient objects discovered by French archaeologists in the UAE. SHARJAH, October 14, 2017:  The fortieth anniversary of a fruitful archaeological partnership between the UAE and France will be celebrated at an upcoming exhibition held at Sharjah ......read more

Plentiful Cinema-based Activities Offered by SICFF 2017…

Guessing games, trick photography, virtual reality booths, and more explored by young visitors    Sharjah, 12 October 2017:  Alongside being the first-of-its-kind cinematic extravaganza curated for children and young adults, the fifth Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2017) has conceptualised and created a vast selection of hands-on activities, which ......read more

Montegrappa Writing Prize 2018 Now Open to Writers across the Region…

Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Returns   Dubai, 10 October 2017:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is pleased to announce the highly successful Montegrappa Writing Prize is back for 2018, and it is bigger than ever before. For the first time, the competition is broadening its reach and first time novelists from the UAE, Bahrain, ......read more

SWS Senior Cup Victory for Al Mehairi…

Al Barwani Claims Masters and Kumaran Wins SWS Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 10 October 2017:  Veteran racers ruled the night during the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Series on Monday (9 October) at Dubai Kartdrome.  Emirati aces Saeed Al Mehairi and Atef Al Barwani dominated the Senior Cup and Masters, and Kyle Kumaran took top honours in the Junior Cup. SWS Senior Cup & ......read more

Want to Win a Trip to London? RSA Challenges UAE Residents to Crack a Smile on the Face of the ...…

Make the Queen’s Guard smile and get a chance to win a trip to London for two!                                    Dubai, October 10, 2017:  RSA Insurance will be challenging residents of the UAE with one mission: to see if they can make one of the Queen’s Royal Guards smile.  The ......read more

Dubai's first original Urdu play to do exclusive show for blue-collar workers…

Mian Biwi Aur Wagah makes a comeback after the play’s successful inaugural shows in August   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2017:   Coinciding with Dubai’s venerable initiative of “The Year of Giving 2017,” the city’s newly formed homegrown South Asian community theatre group, Goonj Productions, is organizing a free matinee show of its ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Matej Mohoric Defends Win at Hong Kong Cyclothon…

Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ rider and former U23 World Champion Matej Mohoric won the Hong Kong Cyclothon on Sunday, successfully defending his 2016 title. The Slovenian rider crossed the finish line five seconds ahead of Robbie Hucker (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness team) while teammate Ben Swift came in 11th place.    Commenting on his victory ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches New Book to Boost the Islamic Culture and Art Economy…

‘Global Perspectives on the Islamic Creative Economy’ highlights the growing potential of Dubai as the global capital of the Islamic economy  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 October 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has today launched its ‘Global Perspectives on the Islamic ......read more

Get Creative and Venture Into the Wonderful World of Animation at DIFF…

Young creatives invited to apply for a chance to win world-class amination coaching and have a chance to show their work at DIFF The Young Animators Award is now open for submissions Dubai, 08 October 2017:  DIFF is once again inviting all budding animators to enter The Young Animators Award, which returns to the Festival for a third year. The competition is encouraging 13-18 ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Team to Take on Hong Kong Cyclothon…

Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates travels to Asia this weekend to take on the third edition of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon, taking place on Sunday 8 October. For the first time in its history, the race has qualified as a UCI 1.1. category race.   The four riders competing for UAE Team Emirates include;  Andrea Guardini (Italy), Seid Lizde ......read more

Dubai Customs: 70% of Carpet & Art area occupied…

Dubai, UAE, October 7, 2017:  Dubai Customs, the Carpet & Art Oasis organizer, has already leased 70% of the available space for the renowned exhibition (3,0002 m out of 3,5002 m).  The Department still receives requests from companies willing to participate in the exhibition which will be held in at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 & 3 for 21 days ......read more

Reality-TV Show ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen' Ends on A Successful Note.…

13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 4, 2017:  As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week miniseries ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women ......read more

DIFF to Showcase Regional Creativity With Gulf Muhr Shorts…

Latest shorts from across the region confirmed for the highly anticipated Muhr Gulf Short Awards  Dubai, 04 October 2017:  The innovative Muhr Gulf Short section returns to the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) with a diverse selection of creative short films from across the region, providing a crucial opportunity for filmmakers to premiere their unique projects on the world ......read more

Consonni & Ulissi Secure Top 10 Finishes for UAE Team Emirates…

Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates continued their pursuit of a victory in the latest Italian day races, as Colombian Diego Ulissi finished seventh at the Giro dell’Emilia on Saturday, whilst Italian Simone Consonni finished ninth at the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli on Sunday.    Ulissi caught the eye with his performance on the 223km route from Bologna to ......read more

Capital Club Partners with Fine Art Gallery, West Contemporary…

Monday 2nd October 2017, Dubai:  The Capital Club, Dubai’s leading private business club, is delighted to announce a new partnership with West Contemporary, a fine art gallery and art consultancy. West Contemporary, works with a handpicked selection of some of the best contemporary fine artists including Robi Walters, Carne Griffths and Beth Cullen-Kerridge who created a 20ft marble ......read more

Sharjah Art Museum to Exhibit Lifetime Work of Pioneering Kuwaiti Artist…

Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al-Baqsami runs from October 11 to December 16, 2017. SHARJAH, October 1, 2017:   Sharjah Art Museum is to open the UAE’s first exhibition dedicated to the award-winning Kuwaiti artist and writer Thuraya Al-Baqsami. Running from October 11, 2017 to December 16, 2017, Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al-Baqsami is the eighth edition of the Lasting ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Continue Pursuit of Italian Victory…

Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates continue their pursuit of an Italian race win as they head to Emilia-Romagna (Italy) and Bologna (Italy) to take part in two, one day UCI Europe races - the Giro dell'Emilia (September 30) and the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli (October 1).    Eight UAE Team Emirates' riders will form the line-up, which features the ......read more

First Short Films Shorlisted for Diff's Prestigious Muhr Awards…

The latest in innovative filmmaking revealed  Region’s top talent go head to head for 2019 Academy Award consideration  Dubai, 27 September 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the first seven films shortlisted for the highly anticipated Muhr Awards, displaying the latest and greatest in regional cinema. Taking place over the course of the ......read more

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