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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Longlist for the ‘Literature' Category in its 15th Edition

The Award unveils the latest longlist, which includes nine novels and three poetic works   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlist for the ‘Literature’ category for its 15th edition, which comprises 12 titles from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Sudan and Iraq. The Literature category attracted 584 entries for the 2020/2021 Award, which represents a 33 percent increase compared to the previous edition.   The longlisted novels include: • An Taashaq Al-Hayat (To Love Life) by Alawiya Sobh from Lebanon, published by Dar Al Adab Publishing & Distribution in 2020 • Wajooh Al-Hosh (The Faces of the Courtyard) by Hessein Ali ......read more

MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Celebrates Winners of Alef Education Award

DCT Abu Dhabi and Alef Education collaborate to exchange knowledge and promote Artificial Intelligence techniques in developing educational experiences in schools Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November, 2020: MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced its collaboration with Alef Education, the Abu Dhabi-based global education technology company, to strengthen ties between the two institutions for the benefit of the education sector across the UAE.  Under the new collaboration, the winners of the Alef Education Award will participate in MAKTABA’s programmes and competitions, which include the Creative Reader competition, Little Writer in the Big Book competition, and Back to School programme. These are in addition to the School Breaks programme, which includes ......read more

Dubai Sports Council discuss Cooperation with Israeli Club Hapoel Tel Aviv

The normalisation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is a great opportunity to find new friends and new collaborations in this area: Boaz Toshav   United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:   Boaz Toshav, one of the owners and Board members of prestigious Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv, visited Dubai Sports Council to discuss mutual cooperation and investment opportunities. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received Toshav in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council. Welcoming Toshav, His Excellency Saeed Hareb explained the role that the Council plays in promoting sports at many different levels in Dubai, including the grassroots and community level, in developing the Emirate’s sports sector, in ......read more

First Ever Spanish WWE Champion Crowned

A-Kid has become the first Spanish WWE champion after defeating Trent Seven in the NXT UK Heritage Cup. United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:    Since emerging on the NXT UK scene, Madrid-born Superstar A-Kid has quickly captured the interest of the WWE Universe as well as prominent competitors like the first-ever United Kingdom Champion, Tyler Bate. Win or lose, the up-and-comer has wasted little time bringing the fight to a number of high-profile opponents that include Trent Seven, Jordan Devlin and Bate himself. Hailing from one of the hardest-working neighborhoods of Madrid, A-Kid takes pride in representing his homeland as WWE’s first Spanish Superstar. A versatile competitor who can dish out strikes, masterfully applied holds, and high-risk maneuvers alike, the versatile Superstar is a student of ......read more

Thousands of Runners Take to the Streets for Dubai Run 2020

● Dubai transforms into an expansive running arena to welcome more than 100,000 participants for the city’s biggest-ever fun run ● Runners of all ages shape their own routes across the city to celebrate the joys of running - from Jebel Ali to Jumeirah, Downtown to Dubai Creek   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2020:  In a spectacle of true determination, the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2020 united the whole community as more than 100,000 participants took to the streets for the city’s biggest fun run, the Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai. People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels walked, wheeled, jogged and ran along their own routes at stunning locations across the city.   Residents were thrilled at the opportunity to beat their personal best in a relaxed, ......read more

HHC Organises Trial Race ahead of the Camel Trek Marathon for UAE Expats

Dubai, November 26, 2020:  A trial camel race is set to take place on Friday (27 November) at Dubai’s Al Marmoom Racetrack at 5pm in preparation for the Camel Trek Marathon for UAE expats.   Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), this inaugural camel race aims to test participants from previous Camel Trek editions, and pave the way to new candidates willing to take the challenge of the marathon which will take place after the completion of the seventh edition of the Camel Trek in December.   The announcement of launching the annual Camel Trek Marathon for Expats was made last March, following the directives from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The Camel Trek Marathon is organised by HHC during the Crown Prince Festival for Arabian Camels ......read more

Registrations Now Open for the 3rd Edition of the Dubai Festival City Santa Run

The fun run takes place on Friday, 11th December 2020 2.5km and 5km route options available Best 5 dressed Santa prizes including festive goodies wrapped for Christmas day   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2020: Hundreds of Santa’s running along Dubai Festival City’s Marsa Creek is definitely something to share in, as online registration for this year’s Dubai Festival City Santa Run is officially open.  Hosted by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated destination, Dubai Festival City, and organized by Race ME in association with the Dubai Sports Council, the third edition of the fun run will take place on Friday 11th December, while adhering to the hygiene and safety measures.  Open for all ages and abilities and covering two distances of 2.5km and 5km, ......read more

Preliminary Camel Race for the National Day Camel Marathon kick-off on Friday, 27 Nov

Dubai, November 23, 2020:  The first preliminary camel race prior to the sixth edition of the National Day Camel Marathon, will be held next Friday, 27th of November, in Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. The race, organized by the Hamadan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), is one of two races introduced by the Center last season.  Each preliminary camel race comprises of two matches. The first, showing debut this season, is dedicated to participants 29 years of age and below. The second match is for participants above the age of 30.   For her part, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC said, “Owing to the success reaped in last season’s prep camel races and the demand by Emirati youth, we have introduced a new match to the two races covering another age group (below 29 years) ......read more

Emiratis Al Hassani and Al Zeyoudi Bag Men's Honours at Al Marmoom Dune Run

Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the Dune Run is a big hit among participants   United Arab Emirates -  November 22, 2020:    The UAE’s Mohammed Al Hassani and Hamad Al Zeyoudi topped the men’s podium in the Elite and Open divisions of the 5km Al Marmoom Dune Run, which saw more than 250 participants representing many different countries challenge their limits in the desert. One of the first event of its kind, Al Marmoom Dune Run was organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and FittGROUPME inside the magnificent Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, which is the largest project of its kind in the world with more than 40 hectares of pristine shrub land that is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and many other endangered species, as ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reveals its 2020 Longlists for ‘Development of Nations' and ‘Literary and Art Criticism' Categories

The Award announces longlists featuring 18 selected works from seven Arab Countries for its 15th edition      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlists in the ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’ and ‘Literary and Art Criticism’ categories for the Award’s 15th edition (2020-2021), which collectively received 461 submissions from various Arab countries.    This year, the ‘Development of Nations’ category received 262 submissions, representing 11 percent of all submissions across the categories. Eight titles have been selected for the longlist from six Arab countries, namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Discusses Preparations for Dubai Women's Triathlon with Partners

United Arab Emirates -  November 19, 2020:   The Organizing Committee of the 4th Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is being organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, held a meeting with its partners from different government entities to discuss the preparations for the event that takes place in the Jumeirah District on November 27. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with hosts Dubai Ladies Club, the 4th season of Dubai Women’s Triathlon is open to women of all nationalities aged 15 and above. The coordination meeting was held at Dubai Ladies Club and representatives from Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Ladies Club, Dubai Police, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority ......read more

Twitter Rolls Out Fleets Globally in the Coming Days

As an easier way for everyone to join the conversation United Arab Emirates -  November 18, 2020:   Twitter’s purpose is to serve the public conversation – it’s where people go to see what's happening and talk about it. But some have expressed that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there's so much pressure to rack up Retweets and Likes. That’s why, there are so many  Tweets left in drafts. To help people feel more comfortable, Twitter has been working on a lower pressure way for people to talk about what’s happening. Today, Twitter is introducing Fleets so everyone can easily join the conversation in a new way – with their fleeting thoughts. Fleets are for sharing momentary thoughts – they help start conversations and ......read more

Tyson Fury Pays Tribute to the Undertaker Ahead of Final Farewell at Survivor Series

United Arab Emirates -  November 18, 2020:   As The Undertaker prepares to say goodbye to WWE, Tyson Fury has paid tribute to the Deadman with a post on social media thanking him for the wonderful memories he has created for fans during a stellar 30-year career. The upcoming Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time) and can be livestreamed via WWE Network in the MENA region, will mark The Undertaker’s final farewell as his magnificent career, in which he has taken on some of WWE’s all-time greats, draws to a close.  

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Last Chance to Sign Up and Take on Jeep Tough Mudder in RAK this Weekend!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th November 2020:  There’s still time to take on a new challenge and register to take part in Jeep Tough Mudder this weekend in the adventure Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah!  Taking place on Friday 20th November on the picturesque island of Mina Al Arab, the last remaining tickets to both the Classic Tough Mudder 10k course, and the Tough Mudder 5k course route, can be purchased from www.toughmudder.ae. Tickets are on sale for $109 USD for the classic course and $89 USD for the 5k course.  Following strict COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all Mudders taking part, the event will be operating at 60% reduced capacity. The famous Jeep Tough Mudder obstacles have also been adapted to meet the COVID-19 safety guidelines so Mudders can still have fun whilst moving their bodies and ......read more

Heba Sami, Suad Yousuf and Mariam Mubarak Bag Top Honours in First Week of Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

United Arab Emirates -  November 16, 2020:   Dubai Public Prosecution’s Heba Sami has won the table tennis title and Suad Yousuf Saeed of Dubai Police has clinched the bowling crown among Emiratis in the opening week of the 2020 Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament. Held under the patronage of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament is organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council and participation is open to all Emirati and non-Emirati ladies working in the government, semi-government and private sectors. Rawda Al Mahrezi, Chairman of the Women's Sports Committee, and Fawzia Faridoon, Head of the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Honours Football Stars Puyol and Anelka with ‘Medal of First Line of Defence'

United Arab Emirates -  November 12, 2020:    Dubai Sports Council has honoured 2010 World Cup winner and Spanish football legend Carles Puyol, and former France ace Nicolas Anelka with the ‘Medal of First Line of Defence’ in appreciation of their support for the Council’s ‘Be Fit, Be Safe’ campaign. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, presented the commemorative medals to Puyol and Anelka at the Council headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council. The medals pay homage to the selfless service of Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Health Authority, and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Dubai. Together, they were at the forefront of ......read more

First Ever Women's Golf Tournament Kicks Off in Saudi Arabia as Leading National Golf Sustainability Strategy Unveiled

Saudi Arabia was once again at the centre of golf news as the world’s best players descend on the Kingdom for the country’s inaugural ladies tournament  Wednesday 12, November 2020:  His Excellency Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation today kicked off the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by the Public Investment Fund, a historic occasion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The tournament commencement was accompanied by an announcement that Saudi Arabia has also created a comprehensive national golf sustainability strategy that embraces an innovative culture and ambitious outlook across key environmental, economic and social aspects of the sport. “The central tenet of our national golf strategy is sustainability. The ambition is for Golf in ......read more

WWE Superstar Seth Rollins Picks His Fantasy Survivor Series Teams

WWE SUPERSTAR SETH ROLLINS PICKS HIS FANTASY SURVIVOR SERIES TEAMS WWE Superstar Seth Rollins says Triple H, Shawn Michaels and the legendary Andre The Giant would be part of his fantasy Survivor Series squad. WWE fans in the MENA region can livestream Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time), via WWE Network, with a free one-month trial available via www.wwenetwork.com The event will also see one of the most iconic WWE Superstars, The Undertaker, bid a final farewell following a stellar 30-year career. Speaking ahead of the big event, Rollins, another firmly established Superstar, was asked to pick his all-time five-man Survivor Series team, and he opted for some of the biggest names to have stepped foot in the ring. “For number one I’d have to go for Triple H; he’s the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Announces Opening of Registrations for Garmin Quest 2020 in Hatta

Billed as a triathlon with a difference, the Quest is region’s first long-distance adventure race based on mountain biking, trail running and kayaking   United Arab Emirates -  November 11, 2020:   Did you enjoy watching the ‘World’s Toughest Race’ with Bear Grylls on Amazon Prime, as competitors challenged their physical and emotional limits across 11 days in the most epic global adventure race ever attempted? Then our very own, miniature adoption of the format – the Garmin Quest 2020 in Hatta – should be right up your alley. Dubai Sports Council, Hatta Adventures, Garmin and Arabian Epic have come together to create this exciting race format that guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, taking participants on an adventure of ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Discuss Cooperation with Former Israel and Chelsea Coach Avram Grant

United Arab Emirates -  November 10, 2020:    His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received former Israel national football team and Chelsea coach Avram Grant at the Council headquarters and the two parties are keen to collaborate for the betterment of football in the UAE. The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of Dubai Sports Council, was attended by Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Council, and the Israeli coach, who has spent almost 48 years coaching teams in Israel, England and many other countries, expressed his desire to work with Dubai Sports Council for the benefit of football in the UAE by conducting advance-level workshops and training courses for the technical staff here. His Excellency Saeed Hareb gave an explanation to the Israeli coach ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Launches UAE Champions Challenge

United Arab Emirates -  November 10, 2020:   As part of its ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of cyclists in the UAE, UAE Team Emirates have launched a ‘Champions Challenge’ to encourage UAE residents of all ages to pick up their bikes, get outside and start cycling and recording their activity over the next two weeks.    The challenge comes after the success of the team in this year’s Tour de France where Tadej Pogacar, the 22-year-old Slovenian starlet, officially became the youngest ever post-war winner.    Cycling fans in the UAE are encouraged to ride 36.2km, the length of stage 20 of this year’s Tour, to honor Pogacar’s individual time-trial triumph that took him to first place in the General Classification in his first ever Tour. The ......read more

Dubai Investments Unveils Flagship Sustainability Initiative; Announces Winners of the “Acting on Plastic” Universities Competition

Heriot Watt University ranks First, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Second and the American University of Sharjah ranked third respectively Dubai, UAE, 08 November 2020:  Dubai Investments PJSC, the leading, diversified Investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has announced the winners of its flagship sustainability initiative, the “Acting on Plastic” Universities Competition 2020 that was launched in January this year.  The Competition is one of Dubai Investments leading sustainability initiatives that fosters the Company’s commitment to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) plan and aligns its directions with the UAE Vision 2021 which calls for phasing out waste across the country, and a drive to accelerate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development ......read more

Moroccan Mira and Jessica Towl of UK Win Elite Honours in 11th Ice Warrior Challenge

Organised by Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai, the Challenge is a big hit among participants     United Arab Emirates -  November 07, 2020:     Morocco’s Mohammed Mira and Jessica Towl of United Kingdom have bagged the top honours in the Elite category of the 11th Ice Warrior Challenge, which was held on Friday morning at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in partnership with Ski Dubai, the Ice Warrior Challenge saw a spirited turnout, with participants representing many different countries, as well as government entities and clubs like Dubai Police and Al Dhafra club. Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, was present at Ski Dubai along with Mohammad El Etri, Director of Majid Al Futtaim Global Snow Operations and ......read more

Sharjah Cricket Stadium is Key to the Future of Sports Tourism in the Emirate, Says SCTDA Chairman

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - November  11, 2020:  His Excellency Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), visited Sharjah Cricket Stadium last night during the final league game of this year’s edition of the IPL, which saw Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets and book their place in the playoffs.    Whilst there he lauded the idea of a cricket museum at the stadium and said it was another attractive dimension to a facility that has so squarely put Sharjah on the global sporting map.  ‘Such a venture is well in line with our priority to promote Sharjah as a sports tourism destination across the globe and as such we look forward to working closely with the stadium to make the visitor and player experience in Sharjah a ......read more

The RACE is on: Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Opens for Registration

• Iconic Dubai cycling race attracts thousands of competitors every year • The challenge will be made up of four build-up rides, starting on 28 November, and the main event in February • Registration opens at 2pm on Thursday, November 5 via www.cyclingchallenge.ae with the Dubai Big 5 promotion    4 November 2020, Dubai: The 2021 edition of one of the region’s favourite sporting events - the legendary Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge – will open for registration at 2pm tomorrow (Thursday 5 November), with the first 35km build-up ride due to be held on 28 November at Al Qudra Cycling Track in Dubai.  The challenge, which is held in partnership with Spinneys Dubai and Dubai 92, consists of four build-up rides of increasing length staged at the purpose-built Al Qudra Cycling Track, ......read more

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UAE Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar Wins the Tour De France…

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Top Spots for Bouazzaoui and Gogitidze in 10k at City Centre Mirdif Running Race…

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New Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition From the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature ...…

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Tadej Pogacar Poised to Win Tour De France After Historic Time-trial Ride…

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Global Village announces Season 25 VIP Packs to be Sold Exclusively Online through Virgin Megastore ...…

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Doctors Urge Residents to Visit Emergency Department at First Sign of Chest Discomfort…

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UFC Returns to Fight Island for Five Action-packed Events…

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Gaviria Wins Giro Della Toscana / Philipsen 2nd in Luxembourg…

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Registrations Open for Al Marmoom Dune Run…

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Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates at the Tour of Luxembourg…

United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020: UAE Team Emirates has confirmed a strong and versatile squad for the Tour of Luxembourg (September 15-19), which will be headed up by the experienced puncheur Diego Ulissi.   The riders will tackle 835km of tarmac, packed full of steep climbs and sprint finishes during the five-day tour. The mix of terrain will offer some great ......read more

The Italian Job: Three Back to Back Races for UAE Team Emirates in Italy…

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Indian shuttlers make a clean sweep at Dubai Sports Council's Community Club's Tournament…

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Pogacar Reclaims White Jersey and Climbs to 2nd in General Classification…

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United Arab Emirates,  September 03, 2020:  This week’s WWE media update includes a round-up of results from Payback, as well as all the latest news from both RAW and SmackDown and details about how to access content in the MENA region.   ROMAN’S NIGHT AT PAYBACK On a night packed full of drama, Roman Reigns became the new Universal Champion after defeating ......read more

Dubai Sports Council to Organize “Dubai Sports Community Club's Tournament”…

United Arab Emirates,  September 03, 2020:  Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has announced the launch of “Dubai Sports Community Club’s Tournament”, to take place at the pitches of Dubai Sports World (Zabeel Halls No. 4, 5, 6) in Dubai World Trade Center from 4th to 11th Sept. 2020.   The Tournament will be held with participation of 14 social clubs and ......read more

Tadej Pogacar Takes White Jersey in Tour De France Stage 4 Summit Finish…

United Arab Emirates,  September 02, 2020:  Slovenian starlet, Tadej Pogacar showed his strength as a clear podium favourite by matching the pace of the world’s strongest riders in today’s stage 4 of the Tour de France.    Pogacar followed world number one and compatriot, Primoz Roglic’s (Team Jumbo-Visma) wheel on a brutal uphill sprint in the final ......read more

Twitter Adds More Context to Trends In Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt…

United Arab Emirates,  September 02, 2020:  Trends show what everyone is talking about right now. The question “why is this trending?” was Tweeted over half a million times over the last year. Twitter has been working to bring people more context on what’s happening with labels on Tweets and accounts as well as curated pages (also known as Moments) and related articles ......read more

WWE® 2k Battlegrounds to Feature Arabic Commentary WWE 2K Battlegrounds…

Official WWE Arabic Commentators Faisal Almughaisib and Jude Aldajani and Ring Announcer Saeed AlGhamdi to be Included in Game's PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC (via Steam) Versions   United Arab Emirates, August 31, 2020:   2K today announced that WWE® 2K Battlegrounds, the arcade-style brawler that will bring over-the-top WWE action to a new level of ......read more

Dubai Chamber Announces Winners of 5th Dubai Smartpreneur Competition…

• ProvenMed, Callix and PlasticFri named as top 3 winners of competition, specialising in medical devices, intelligent call answering solutions and eco-friendly products   • 23% increase in applications received in 5th cycle compared to previous cycles, while 82% of business ideas were submitted by UAE-based startups • Over 1,900 startups from around the world have ......read more

Superb Kristoff Seals Stage 1 Win of Tour De France…

• The Norwegian outsprinted everyone to give the UAE Team Emirates their first ever yellow jersey • Valerio Conti wins Trofeo Matteotti     United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2020:   Alexander Kristoff was the fastest in the first stage of the Tour de France, hitting a fantastic double with a stage victory and sealing the yellow jersey.   The 156 ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Recognised for Corporate Social Responsibility ...…

DCT Abu Dhabi given Honorable Mention at PR Daily’s annual awards for its Bike for A Child initiative  Abu Dhabi, UAE. August 25, 2020:  The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has been recognised by a globally-respected awards body for its OneDCT (Bike for A Child) Corporate Social Responsibility campaign. The Department collected an Honorable ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Set Sights on Tour De France…

United Arab Emirates, August 25, 2020:   UAE Team Emirates have named their 8-man team for the pinnacle of the world cycling calendar, the Tour de France, which sets off from Nice on August 29 before arriving in Paris on 20 September.   After a very promising start to the season, in which the team has claimed 18 victories, the squad will be hopeful of building on that ......read more

Dubai Culture Enhances the Public's Knowledge of Emirati Customs and Traditions…

• A virtual specialised seminar to spread knowledge about authentic Emirati heritage, in cooperation with Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Communication • Everyone is invited to participate in a journey to learn about Emirati culture and its human values • Safeguarding tangible and intangible Emirati heritage and transmitting it across generations • ......read more

Bystrøm Crowned Norwegian Road Race Champion…

United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2020:    28-year old takes the title in photo finish     Sven Erik Bystrøm took his first victory in UAE Team Emirates colours by winning the Norwegian National Road Race Championships. Bystrøm took the win in an emphatic photo finish from Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Uno-X) in a three man sprint to the ......read more

Philipsen Delivers With Win at Tour Du Limousin…

Second consecutive stage victory for Emirati squad     United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2020:   Jasper Philipsen took his first win of the season with a dominating performance by UAE Team Emirates on stage 3 of the Tour du Limousin. The Belgian timed his move to perfection with a burst of power in the closing 200m to come around Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ) for a clear ......read more

Dubai Sports Council sign MOU with Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services…

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 19, 2020:  Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the two parties cooperate in sports events to ensure the safety and health of participants. The MOU, which is for three years with provision to extend, was signed at the Council’s headquarters by HE Saeed Hareb, ......read more

OPPO to Excite Gamers in the UAE This August With the Launch of OPPO Gaming Challenge…

The OPPO Gaming Challenge will be held from August 20th – 29th at Mall of Emirates as part of Dubai Summer Surprises     Dubai, August 17, 2020:   Global smartphone brand OPPO has partnered with Dubai Summer Surprises this year to create a gaming extravaganza for the youth. The challenge will unfold over ten days and has been developed to engage gamers in ......read more

Rui Costa Wins the Portuguese Championship…

United Arab Emirates, August 17, 2020:    Dauphiné: Pogačar 3rd in Megève and 4th in the final classification; De La Cruz best climber   Success for Rui Costa in the Portuguese Championships. The UAE Team Emirates rider has been crowned national road champion for the second time in his career, beating Daniel Mestre (W52 / Fc Porto) after a long and hard-fought ......read more

National Geographic Abu Dhabi & Almarai Launch the 10th Edition of ‘Moments' Photography ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 August 2020: National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai announced today the launch of the 10th edition of ‘Moments’ annual photography competition, which has established itself as one of the largest photography competitions across the Middle East and North Africa.  Held under the theme of ‘2020 Moments’, this year’s competition ......read more

Formolo on Fire With Emphatic Stage Win at the Criterium Du Dauphine…

United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2020:   After narrowly missing out on a victory at Strade Bianche, UAE Team Emirates’ Davide Formolo took his first win of the season with a 60km solo attack in stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphine.   The Italian national champion was able to make the early breakaway with a small but strong contingent of riders who worked together to ......read more

Al Jazirah Al Hamra: An Illustrious Past That Tells the Story of the Gulf's Pearl-Diving and ...…

Al Jazirah Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah: • The last pearl diving village of its kind in the Arabian Gulf • The village’s restored fort is now home to a revered arts festival      Ras Al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2020:  Al Jazirah Al Hamra is a small fishing village with a big past and potentially even bigger future. It is, in fact, one ......read more

Emirati Al Nuaimi and Gemany's Hansske top the charts in the DXB Snow Run at Ski Dubai…

Dubai - United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2020:   Buti Al Nuaimi of the UAE and Pia Hansske of Germany were fastest in their respective categories in the DXB Snow Run at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, on Friday morning. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Ski Dubai as the opening act of the two-day ‘DXB Snow Week’, the DXB Snow Run saw a vibrant ......read more

Twitter Launches New Conversation Settings…

New feature will be rolled out across iOS, Android and Twitter.com United Arab Emirates, August 12, 2020:   Today, Twitter is officially rolling out new conversation settings that give people more control over their conversations. Now available to all people on Twitter, the control settings provide people on Twitter full control over their own conversations and the ability to have ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Welcomes Adults at Kids' Price Until September 30…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 August 2020:  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the World’s Leading Theme Park, has launched an exclusive offer for adults to unleash their inner child at the iconic theme park for an adults at kids’ price of AED230. Launching at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for the very first time, the offer will be in place until September 30, 2020. With Ferrari World ......read more

The Most Important Trends for Fall/Winter 2020 Covered by ‘Italian Fashion towards Dubai.'…

Dubai - United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:  Celebrating the women of today, Fall/Winter 2020 trends welcome contrast; with top trends ranging from punk, to preppy, and colour palettes of nudes and neon.  The initiative ‘Italian fashion towards Dubai’, introduces 14 fashion brands from Emilia-Romagna to showcase their renowned craftsmanship, and highlight their unique ......read more

Participants from 46 different Countries to Line Up for DXB Snow Run at Ski Dubai…

United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:   When the DXB Snow Run takes place at Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates this Friday morning, a total of 46 nations will be represented at the start line with a big number of the participants being Emiratis and tourists. Open to men and women aged 18-62 years, the 3km DXB Snow Run is a part of the ‘DXB Snow Week’ and is being ......read more

Zenga and Falcao visit Dubai Sports World…

Duo salute Dubai Sports Council for ‘amazing’ facilities and precautionary measures at place at 10th DSW in Dubai World Trade Centre     DUBAI – United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2020:  Former Italy and Inter Milan goalkeeper Walter Zenga and Brazilian futsal legend Falcao have saluted Dubai Sports Council and Dubai World Trade Centre for the ......read more

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