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UAE students win top awards at international math competition in Malaysia

All 30 participants from UAE – aged 7 to 12 – shine at the contest; the group includes 4 Emiratis Indian sister duo Archita and Asmita Pal stand out for winning the championship at Intermediate level and 1st Runners up in the Grand level categories respectively Nine-year old Emirati girl Maha Omar Saleh Al Sarkal triumphs over hundreds of students across the world December 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Students from the UAE did the country proud at the recently held 23rd UCMAS International Competition 2018 winning top awards among approximately 3000 competitors from 40 countries across the world. The event, which was held in Selangor, Malaysia, saw participation of 30 UAE students, aged between 7 and 12, all of whom bagged big prizes in the mental math visual and listening competitions categorised in eight ......read more

Els Back for the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic Aiming for a Record Fourth Victory

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  Three time Omega Dubai Desert Classic Champion Ernie Els, known as ‘The Big Easy’, will return to Emirates Golf Club to tee it up for the 30th edition of the tournament from 24 – 27 January 2019.   Els will be joined by fellow South African Major winner Louis Oosthuizen who won the South African Open on the European Tour last weekend. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Ernie cemented his place as one of the greatest players of his generation with over 70 pro tournament wins worldwide including four Majors.  The South African forged his reputation as a legend of the Middle East’s longest-running European Tour event in 1994. He fired a course record of 61 in the first round, which still stands 25 years on. Those 12 birdies and 21 putts helped secure Els ......read more

Young photographers invited to take part in empowering Unified Photography Workshops at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   Young photographers are invited to develop their creative skills at two empowering, inclusive, and fun Unified Photography Workshops taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat. A collaboration between the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the sessions are open to children aged 7 to 12 years old. Open to boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities, the Unified Photography Workshop will be held in the photography studio at the world-class art center and gallery on Friday, December 14 from 10am to noon. The second session will be held in the afternoon, from 3pm to 5pm.  Photography, like art and sport, can unite children through their shared love of creativity and exploration, ......read more

Jaguar to Make History With All-Electric Race Series

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, starts this weekend Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the first race on 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the official support series to ABB FIA Formula E, will be the first motorsport race in Saudi Arabia where both men and women compete together  Vernon Kay and Amanda Stretton to host live coverage of qualifying and the race on Jaguar Racing’s social channels Entrants will be joined by VIP driver and British racing star Alice Powell 11 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates –   Jaguar will make history this weekend with the debut of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for ......read more

Discover a magical Festive Season at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai, 11 December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, is getting ready for the holiday season with brilliant lights, festive-themed pop-ups and seasonal decorations running from December 2018 until January 7th, 2019 at LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and RIVERLAND™ Dubai. Visitors can celebrate the season around a dazzling 12-meter-tall Christmas tree at Studio Central at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest Hollywood-inspired theme park and meet jolly Santa Claus and his Elves. Santa will be indulging all kids – whether naughty or nice at Santa’s workshop – so make sure you are first in line to take a photo with the famed visitor from the North Pole! Meanwhile, LEGOLAND® Dubai is going ......read more

Nine winners honored by DQG for their innovative ideas at the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018

Dubai Police, DEWA, DED, DUCAB, EGA, and DAC won the first places.  Sixty-five entities participated in categories of Kaizen, Innovation, Lean Six Sigma, Best Practice Management, and Happiness. Dubai, 11th December 2018, UAE:   In line with the quality world day celebrations, DQG’s Continual Improvement Subgroup, organized the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018 (GCIIS), were inaugurated by Hassan Omar, the Board Member of Dubai Quality Group, where industry experts provided insight into Innovation and Quality. It’s a platform to enhance and facilitate sharing, recognizing and learning from best practices and actual case studies in innovation and continual improvement from various sectors.   Dubai Quality Group honored nine entities pitched ......read more

Young Emirati Champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Powers Ahead to Stunning Victory at the Macau International Kart Grand Prix

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The 10-year-old Emirati Go-Karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri achieved yet another triumph, as he capped off a successful year by powering ahead to an impressive tournament victory at the 2018 Macau International Kart Grand Prix. In the face of challenging adverse weather conditions at the Kartrodomo de Colaone in Macau, Rashid advanced from 11th on the grid to a top-place podium finish, carrying out the fastest lap of 1:05.699 in the process. The qualifying heats were comparatively slow for Rashid, as his kart’s engine performed well below par. In Qualifying Heat 1 his engine issues were compounded by his kart being hit from the side, which took Rashid off the track and culminated in his finishing in position 32. Still contending with engine issues, he managed to make the best of Qualifying 2 ......read more

Jury Announced for Epson's First Ever Win-A-Robot Competition in Europe, The Middle East and Russia

Robotics experts from industry, academia and politics revealed as competition enters its final month   Dubai, UAE; 11 December 2018:   Epson are proud to announce the jury of the 2018 win-a-robot contest, as five experts representing the fields of industry, academia and politics join from around Europe to review applications from the first ever competition open across Europe, the Middle East and Russia to win Epson T-series robots. The competition is placing the latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, tertiary education establishments and research institutions are all busy uncovering ideas that support the growth, development and competitiveness of the robotics industry and automation.   The jury will begin the task of judging the competition in January after shortlisting all ......read more

Dubai Culture officially inaugurates ‘Live our Heritage' festival at Global Village

After a successful launch ‘Live our Heritage’ festival will span across six months, making it one of the longest heritage festivals in the country Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 December 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, organised the ninth edition of Live Our Heritage Festival which launched on 30 October at Global Village. The festival was attended by a number of important personalities, most notably Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hasher Al Maktoum.   The ninth edition of the Festival falls under the theme ‘Treasures of Heritage from Emirati Culture,’ and its events will continue until 6 April 2019, where it will welcome a full turnout by visitors to the Global Village ......read more

The Most Smashing Line Up Revealed: Mubadala World Tennis Championship Set to Be One of Abu Dhabi's Greatest Ever Sporting Events

Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) reveals full schedule for its much-anticipated 2018 tournament- World number one and two, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal plus Serena and Venus Williams are part of the star-studded line up and collectively these four players have a whopping 61 Grand Slam titles combined- Not only will the Williams’ sisters kick off the tournament on Day One, but it’s also their first time competing in the Capital New format of the Championship features a more family focus with free admission for children on Day One*- Tickets are available now via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE – and on the first day of the tournament, 27th December, kids go free- Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10th December 2018:   With the 11th edition Mubadala World Tennis ......read more

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings

Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is taking place on Friday 14th December which will see some road closures in place. We have reversed the route for the 9th edition of the event which will have a significant impact on the road closure and opening times. Please be aware of the below road closure timings. Further and more detailed information is also on the Cycle Challenge website here and attached.  Motor City closed from 530am-10am Dubai Sports City from 530am-10am Al Khail Road from 530am-8am Hessa St from 530am-8am Remrann 530am-945am Location  Closure times  Open  times Detroit Road onto Turin Boulevard 5.30 AM 10.00AM  Hessa Street JESS International School  5.30 AM  7.00 ......read more

Facebook's 2018 Year In Review

By Sheida Neman, Research Manager   Dubai, UAE, December 08, 2018:  Today we are releasing our 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook.   First, people made their voices heard about issues that matter to them: International Women’s Day: For the second year in a row, International Women’s Day on March 8 was the #1 most talked about moment of the year. But in 2018, IWD conversation was about more than the day itself. Women and men around the world discussed a wide range of topics, issues and causes related to women. March for Our Lives: Survivors of the violence in Parkland, Florida announced the March for Our Lives movement on February 18, which drove conversation and action around the world. Over the next month, more ......read more

Al Hosn Now Open to the Public

Qasr Al Hosn receives its first members of the public since restoration completion Abu Dhabi, 8 December 2018 –   Qasr Al Hosn, the UAE capital’s most important cultural site, has now reopened to the public following more than a decade of careful restoration by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Today, the historic gates were once again opened and visitors entered to be able to experience a celebration of the emirate’s rich history and culture that marks the start of a week-long programme of public events and programmes. Performances from Salem Shukri Al Attas, the Soaud Massi Trio Al Ain marked the opening day festivities, with a a performance of Memory of an Emirati Song by Khalid Mohammed & Fatima Zahrat and many more will follow in the coming week. SOAUD ......read more

Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Young Author' Category (2018 - 2019)

Abu Dhabi – December 6, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today the longlist for the Young Author category, with 12 out of the 365 nominations received since May making the list for the 13th edition of the prize. The nominated works include narrative works as well as academic dissertations and critical studies.   The narrative works include:    1. A’iad Al Shitaa (Winter Holidays) by Syrian author Nagham Haydar, published by Nofal- Hachette Antoine, Beirut (2018) 2. Mawt Yashtahy Al Ward (A Death that Covets Roses) by Saudi writer Hassan Bin Abdou Sumaili, published by Le Centre Culturel Arabe -  Adabi Riyadh (2018) 3. La Reeh Lel Nai (No Wind for the Flute) by Emirati author Bushra Abdulla, published by Kuttab Publishing & Distribution (2016) 4. Al Hadeeqa Dakhel ......read more

Boxer Amir Khan lands new title in Dubai

Former world champion becomes brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets in and outside the ring  Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2018:    World renowned boxer Amir Khan is the proud owner of a new title which he will receive officially at a special event in Dubai next week. Khan has been installed as brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets, the private equity company which is now working on a range of new business opportunities.  The former unified light-welterweight world champion has signed the deal with Omar Jackson, Partner of Berkeley Assets, and the partnership will be formally announced at a festive celebration taking place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Wednesday 12 December. “I’m very pleased to be extending my partnership with Berkeley Assets, both in and outside the ring,” said ......read more

Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Palm Jumeirah

Second edition of popular exhibition on from 7 to 8 December   Dubai, 06 December 2018:   Following an overwhelming response to the first edition of Golden Mile Galleria’s ‘A Cultural Flair’ festival last weekend, the event returns from 7 to 8 December.    The festival brings together an eclectic group of artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and dancers under one roof to celebrate creativity, and engage with the community through various forms of artistic expression.   Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the event presents two creative elements: the Africa Cultural Pavilion and Art Nights.    Africa Cultural Pavilion: 10am to 6pm, Building 7 to 10, Golden Mile Galleria   The Africa ......read more

Do Something Great! Volunteer for Special Olympics World Games

WWE superstar, Sasha Banks, joins effort to recruit volunteers for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 at family fun event in The Dubai Mall next weekend   Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Give your time and talents to support others at the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event being held in the UAE, by visiting The Dubai Mall next weekend.   On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, the Local Organizing Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be holding a Volunteers Fair in the outdoor area near the Dubai Fountain in The Dubai Mall.    The fun-filled event will include interactive activities for all the family including special unified ZUMBA sessions, information on how to volunteer and a special guest appearance from WWE wrestler, Sasha Banks. People will also get ......read more

Victory Team aiming for consistency in UAE F1 rounds

Victory Team drivers will be going all out in search of some consistency as they try to make their way up the standings as the 2018 UIM F1H2O Powerboat Championships comes to a conclusion in the UAE during the first half of December. Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente is the all-out leader heading into this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi (December 6-8) followed by the traditional season-ender – the Grand Prix of Sharjah to be held on the Buhairah Corniche from December 13-15. With the last two races left, Torrente leads the championship standings on 72 points from Stark on 65, Al Qamzi remains on 54, while Peter Morin the closest challenger in fourth with 39 points. Victory Team’s aspirations for challenging for the title this season got a setback from the start with ......read more

Facebook launches group stories globally

Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Reaching out to you as Facebook announced that group stories are now available globally - with this feature, you can see, feel and experience different points of view and connect more personally with other members in within groups. As part of this global rollout, Facebook are also announcing lightweight reactions in group stories, so group members can respond to each other's stories quickly and directly with emojis across a range of universal human emotions. Group stories are a casual and easy way to share fun, fast, fleeting moments with specific groups of people. Admins of groups also have tools to efficiently manage their group stories to maintain a safe space for sharing. With these tools, they're able to approve or delete member stories before they share with the community, mute ......read more

100 Day Countdown Begins for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

 World Games Unified Summit held to mark major milestone  Excitement builds as preparations reach their closing stages Announcements include record number of nations participating in World Games and a new study into the perceptions of people in MENA countries towards people of determination  Dubai, UAE, 4 December 2018:   A raft of new developments were announced today at a major summit held to mark 100 days to go until Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.   As excitement builds in the closing stages of preparations for the World Games, an additional 22 nations were confirmed to be competing, bringing the total number to a record 192 countries participating in next year’s Abu Dhabi event.    The findings from the first ever study looking at the perceptions of people ......read more

Star Amateurs Set Their Sights on the 30th Edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  Amateurs Rayhan Thomas and Jovan Rebula are confirmed to play in the region’s premier golfing event, the 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club from 24 – 27 January.     India’s number one amateur, Rayhan Thomas, will return to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the third time. The 19 year old Dubai-based Indian amateur first took part in the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic where he made his first European Tour cut following an opening round of 68. Thomas has had some strong performances in 2018, winning the King Hamad Trophy as well as finishing second in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.     Thomas commented: “It is a great honour to be invited to play in the tournament. The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is one of my ......read more

Etihad Museum displays the UAE flag using 3D lighting

A first-of-its-kind experience at Dubai Museums Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 December 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, announced that Etihad Museum will be adorned with national elements, using modern technology, as part of the activities and events organised by the Authority on the occasion of the UAE’s 47th National Day.   From 1 – 4 December 2018, Dubai Culture will project the UAE flag on the museum using 3D lighting technology from sunset until 2:00am. The stunning shows are expected to attract large numbers of Dubai residents and visitors on National Day, especially as the museum is strategically located on the intersection of 2nd December St. and Jumeirah Beach.   Saeed ......read more

New Zealand Crowned Dubai Champions

Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  The Black Ferns beat Canada 26-14 in a pulsating final to win a fourth Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens title and increase their lead at the top of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2019 standings.   A brace of tries from HSBC Player of the Final Tyla Nathan-Wong secured a fourth title in seven years for New Zealand at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2018 on Friday.   New Zealand had to work hard for their 26-14 victory over Canada, who were playing in their first Cup final at 7he Sevens Stadium in series history, but have now won their last 30 matches on the series and 39 in a row in global competitions.   The Black Ferns Sevens' fifth tournament title in a row on the series means they have increased their lead in the standings to six points over ......read more

Akshay Kumar Stuns Audiences With Transformation Into Surprising Look for 2.0

Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  When the first images of Akshay Kumar appeared in his villainous new role, it generated a wave of excitement and intrigue amongst fans. Now audiences have had a chance to see his transformation in full with the release of Akshay Kumar’s latest blockbuster film 2.0, in cinemas now. Akshay is unrecognisable in the role as the sinister Pakshi Rajan, with a terrifying bird-like visage, featuring sharp teeth, talons and huge wings.  Akshay took to twitter to share his amazing transformation with a Behind the Scenes video. The video quickly shows the many steps that went into his distinctive look, which was the work of some of the industry’s most skilled prosthetics and make-up artists. Akshay tweeted “My look in #2Point0 is nothing short of a technological wonder!” In ......read more

Young Emirati champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Narrowly Misses Out on Podium at WSK Final Cup

Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  Young Emirati schoolboy karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri narrowly missed out on the top spot at the WSK Final Cup last weekend (22nd-25th November), in the face of a stellar performance with more than 100 other competitors during the four-day event. Despite consecutive podiums in qualifying and the heats, and crossing the finish line in 1st position in the final Rashid incurred a 10 second penalty as a result of a jumpstart at the beginning of the final race, which dropped him down the rankings to 9th position. The final race weekend of the WSK Final Cup, marking the end of the 13th International Karting Season, took place under challenging conditions on the cold, wet track with the strong rainy weather near Adria in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Regardless of the adverse weather, the young ......read more

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MOTIONGATE™ Dubai named best theme park; LEGOLAND® Water Park named best waterpark in the UAE Dubai, 2nd October 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has won two awards at the Time Out Dubai Kids Awards for 2018 at a glittering awards ceremony held at Rixos Premium Dubai in JBR. MOTIONGATE™ Dubai won in the ......read more

Adult Classes at James & Alex Dance Studios…

Stay fit in Style with a fun range of Latin, Street and Classical dance classes available at James & Alex Dance Studios Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  If you are considering switching up your current exercise regime or even kick-starting the Autumn season in a fit and fun fashion, why not try a full body workout dance class? Known to burn a whopping 450 calories per class, the ......read more

Fujairah ruler, Hamdan bin Zayed and other officials praise efforts by the HHC in promoting UAE's ...…

Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2018:   HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah accompanied by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah; HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and President of the UAE Falconers Club, and other UAE officials praised the efforts by the Hamdan Bin ......read more

Introducing Facebook Stories Ads…

Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2018:  Stories are where people share and discover content they care about in fast and fun ways. And the use of stories across platforms is growing everywhere. In fact, an Ipsos survey of stories users commissioned by Facebook IQ found that 68% of people say they use stories on at least three apps regularly, and 63% plan to use stories more in the future. Last year, ......read more

UAE T20X Opens Up Bidding Process for Its Five Emirate Focussed Franchise Teams…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Thursday, 27 September 2018:   UAE T20x has today opened up the bidding process to potential franchise owners, enabling investors to buy into five teams. The announcement signals the first time local or international investors have been able to own a UAE sporting asset.  The league, which was initially announced in July, has already attracted the ......read more

Twitter takes a new approach by asking Arabic speakers for feedback on a new abuse-related policy…

To ensure it considers global perspectives Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2018:  The Twitter Rules apply to everyone who uses Twitter. In the past, we’ve created our rules with a rigorous policy development process; it involves in-depth research and partnership with the members of our Trust and Safety Council and other experts to ensure these policies best serve every person on the ......read more

School Librarian of the Year Award 2019 Opens for Nominations…

Dubai, 25 September 2018:   The annual School Librarian of the Year Award has opened for nominations. Now in its third year, the Award champions the important role that school librarians have in influencing children to read books for pleasure. It is given by the Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai to those school librarians who have been shown to make a ......read more

Erberth Santos Wins the Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Title in Los Angeles…

Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  Abu Dhabi King of Mats® second edition was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center with some tactical and action packed matches among ten of the best heavyweights in the black belt division, who competed for a combined total cash prize of $42,000.   Erberth Santos won the title of the Abu Dhabi King of Mats®, after he defeated Jackson Sousa ......read more

High-octane inaugural Socca Football World Cup kicks off on September 23 in Lisbon…

The world’s first ‘6-a-side’ mini Football World Cup features national teams from 32 countries with the support of a number of organisations considering its increasing popularity.  DUBAI – September 20, 2018:   Hundreds of football fans from the UAE are planning to head to Portugal to watch the world’s first-of-its-kind ‘Six-a-Side’ mini ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts Celebrates Saudi National Day…

Congratulates Saudi Arabia and extends warmest greetings on this special occasion  Dubai, 20 September 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East is celebrating Saudi National Day with a unique offer on (one-day/one-park) and (one-day/two-parks) tickets to visit any of the three iconic theme parks, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood ......read more

Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Huawei and Honor launch ICT Competition to discover ...…

University students in UAE may register for the program that seeks to better equip countries in the region for a fully connected, intelligent world Dubai, September 20, 2018:   Building on the huge success of its 2017 debut in the region, the second edition of Huawei Middle East ICT Competition, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Huawei and Honor launched the ......read more

WWE® Crown Jewel Set for November 2 in Saudi Arabia…

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2018:   The Saudi General Sports Authority in partnership with WWE will present the Crown Jewel at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2, including a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine ......read more

Ulissi Leads Line-up for UAE Team Emirates as They Continue Pursuit of Italian One-day Success…

Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates continue their pursuit of Italian one-day success this week and have announced a combative line-up for the upcoming Giro Della Toscana (19 September) and the Coppa Sabatini (20 September). The two Tuscan races will be the last competitive races for the Emirati team before the World Championships.   Leading the line will be Italian ......read more

Consonni Wraps Up La Vuelta a Espana With a Seventh Place Finish for UAE Team Emirates…

Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Italian power-house Simone Consonni rounded off La Vuelta on a high, placing seventh in a fiercely contested bunch sprint in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The well-earned position adds to his growing palmares, which now features four top ten finishes in this year’s Tour of Spain – the biggest stage race of his ......read more

Abu Dhabi wins bid to host 2022 ITU Grand Final in world first…

- H.E. Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports and Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council: “Abu Dhabi will stage the most memorable 2022 ITU Grand Final” - Abu Dhabi will welcome over 7,500 triathletes from all over the world for five days   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 September, 2018: H.E. Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the ......read more

Ten of the Best Heavyweights in Jiu-Jitsu to Battle it out for the Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Title…

LA CONVENTION CENTER, LOS ANGELES, USA SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2018 Abu Dhabi - UAE, 16th September, 2018: Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Second Edition line up is confirmed with ten of the best Heavy weight jiu-jitsu players in the sport. One of the most prestigious invitational-only tournaments in the sport of jiu-jitsu, will have a combined total cash prize of $42,000 and the winner will be in line ......read more

Honda voted “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year” for the fourth year in a row…

Dubai, September 15, 2018:   For the fourth year running, readers of the leading Filipino newspaper in the UAE – The Filipino Times, have voted Honda as their “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year.” The award was presented to Fardeen Sara, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Al-Futtaim Honda at an awards ceremony which took place at the – JW ......read more

TechCrunch Hosts First Ever Startup Battlefield in MENA…

Biggest start up competition in the world will take place in Beirut Digital District in partnership with FBstart Dubai, 12 September 2018: The first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), presented by FBstart, will be hosted on October 3rd 2018 in the heart of the vibrant startup ecosystem at Beirut Digital District (BDD). TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, ......read more

Debut Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Calendar Announced…

First race confirmed to take place on 15 December 2018 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will take place at 10 Formula E rounds from the 2018-19 season onwards First official introduction test set to take place 24 – 27 September at Silverstone, UK Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2018:   Jaguar Racing has unveiled the full race calendar for the ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi invites guests to enjoy the spectacular Friends & Family Offer…

Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018:  Invite your loved ones to enjoy the adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions at the award-winning Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and reap the benefits of the ultimate savings deal. The region’s leading theme park’s Friends & Family Offer continues to give unrivaled access to the thrilling world of Ferrari inspired and F-1 themed experiences for ......read more

Facebook Launches Community Help on Facebook Lite…

September 11, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Reaching out to you as today, Facebook announced the launch of Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries, including the MENA region, across UAE, Saudi, Egypt, Morocco and others. This platform is aimed at making it easier for people in areas with low connectivity to find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation after a ......read more

Dubai Culture Organises ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scripts' as part of ...…

The workshop will be held at the Dubai Public Library - Al Twar Branch until 19th September, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, is organising a ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scripts’ workshop. It is held as ......read more

Win-a-robot competition launched by Epson…

Placing tech in the hands of the future: Epson launches EMEAR-wide competition to win up to 3 robots   Dubai, UAE, 11 September 2018:   Industry 4.0 is a reality, and Epson - the global market leader in SCARA robots and provider of automation solutions since 1980 - is ready to lead the change. As automation continues to expand, many new and innovative applications for robots ......read more

Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) Draft 2018…

Icon Players Chosen in Less Than 2 Minutes Team Paktia picks Shahid Afridi Team Kabul picks Rashid Khan  Team Balkh picks Chris Gayle  Team Nangarhar picks Andre Russell Team Kandahar picks Brendon McCullum Dubai, 11 September 2018 :   Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer Sports today held the Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) players draft ......read more

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