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

Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff Dubai, 24 March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.  23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of challenges and competitions including an amazing race, a treasure hunt and a bubble football challenge. They also attended a briefing on new Sony Mobile smartphones including Xperia XZ Premium, awarded the Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017; Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra; and previewed its latest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia L1. As part of the day-long amazing race across Kuala Lumpur, participants deduced clues, navigated the city, interacted with ......read more

Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship finale on Friday

Timetable of events; Dressage starts 8am, Show Jumping 9.30am and Cross Country 2pm Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017:  The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Desert Palm Equestrian Centre, Dubai. The prestigious Equestrian Championship is organized in association with Dubai Police, Dubai Tourism and MASERATI.  Known as one of the largest equestrian shows in the region, this show has grown in popularity and registered numbers since its inception. More than 3,000 visitors registered to attend the show, which incorporates three Olympic disciplines - namely Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, all in one day. The show is the culmination to a very full season for the Emirates Equestrian Federation ......read more

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

A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th March, the unique group of 22 young dancers from 14 different countries will showcase their talent at the ‘Perform in the Magic’ show in front of an audience of more than one thousand spectators – proudly representing the rich diversity of the UAE as well as its position as a hub for high quality art and dance.  Following a strict audition process, the young group made it through with the support of their five dance teachers ......read more

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

Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together once again this season at La Roca Village in a blaze of colour and light to convey the essence of spring. The artistic movement Cracking Art presents its first exhibition in Spain, at the invitation of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village. From 1 March to 31 May, La Roca Village will host a surprising and multicoloured invasion of 40 large artworks of snails, rabbits, swallows and frogs created out of plastic, a material ......read more

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

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game, and everyone is invited to take part. With games of skill and dexterity located in fun-filled arenas throughout the mall, shoppers and visitors can take on challenges and get a chance to win fantastic prizes too. Open daily from 4pm to 10pm, pit your wits against an array of challenges, which you have just 60 seconds to complete! Discover the action-packed game zones at Main Atriums on Level S1 and ......read more

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

duFC Finals witnesses Clasico Revival with Puyol’s team beating Salgado’s   Presence of the country’s senior sports and educational authorities attests to the importance of this scouting platform for the country’s football future Six-month nationwide tournament with over 7,000 players, 1,060 games, 3,864 goals  Dubai, UAE – March 19, 2017 – Against the deafening cheers of 10,000 supports and spectators at Dubai Mall throughout the day, du Football Champions crowned the 2016/2017 season winners of the UAE Schools & Streets Cup, the nation’s official youth football Cups. In recognition of the platform’s importance at a national level, the Finals were attended by H.E. Ibrahim Abdul Malik, General Secretary of the General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare, Mr. ......read more

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

To be hosted by Jaggu and Tarana, the current season will premiere on 26th March, every Sunday at 8pm on Colors TV Dubai, UAE, 19th March 2017:   Following the stupendous success of the previous seasons, IndiaCast brings to you yet another entertaining edition of COLORS CricQuiz - the most definitive cricket quizzing championship for the viewers of COLORS TV in Middle East and Africa. All set to premiere on Sunday, March 26th at 8PM (UAE time), the 4th Season of this nail biting quiz show will be hosted by Presenter extraordinaire, Jaggu and Tarana. The auditions conducted last month saw a huge footfall with over 500 cricket fans in teams of two queuing up to showcase their knowledge about the game of cricket. The top 15 teams thus selected will now be seen contesting with each other on National platform over a period of eight ......read more

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

Islam Imran from Egypt walked away with a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna on winning the grand finale against eight top players from the Middle East Dubai, March 19, 2017:   La3eeb, the region’s largest online football gaming platform, hosted the grand finale of its eight-week long gaming competition in a live online match in Dubai recently. The gala event, which was attended by the crème de la crème of the region's football community, was held amidst great fanfare at the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. Islam Imran from Egypt, residing in Riyadh, KSA, was announced the winner of the competition, walking away with a grand prize of a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna.  The judging panel consisted of legendary football players Hazem Emam from Egypt and Fahad Al-Harifi Al-Bishi from Saudi Arabia ......read more

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

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization features work of renowned British Muslim photographer Peter Sanders. Exhibition at Sharjah Museum of Civilization runs until June 11.  SHARJAH, March 17, 2016:  Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization today opened an exhibition giving a rare glimpse into the lives of Muslims in China as documented by the world’s preeminent photographer of Muslim communities.  The exhibition Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the Lens of Peter Sanders is a comprehensive photo essay of 50 large-scale images that reflects the vibrant and diverse lives of Muslims at work, at school, at rest, and at worship in all corners of the country.  The images were captured over a period of 20 years by British photographer Peter Sanders, himself a Muslim. The exhibition ......read more

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

Crowning of winners take place in festive atmosphere after over 1,000 shooters competed for honours DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The Fazza Championships for Shooting Saktoun for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre concluded on Thursday at the Dubai Police Shooting Square in Ruwayyah area, with over 1,000 participants competing in five categories to win handsome cash prizes allocated to the first three positions. The crowning of the winners of the tournament after several days of intense competition took place amid a festive atmosphere in the presence of HE Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC; Brigadier General Mohammed Obaid Al Muhairi, Head of the tournament organizing committee; and other senior officials of HHC. The duo of Rashed Al Kaabi and Saeed Al Kaabi clinched first place in the ......read more

‘1001 Titles' Reaches 60% of Target

Emirati Arabic books on track for landmark publishing initiative Sharjah, March 17th, 2017:  During its participation in the 46th edition of the London Book Fair, the management of the ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has announced that it has reached 60% of its target to launch 1,001 Emirati Arabic books in two years, keeping it on track for a regional publishing milestone. Majd Al Shehhi, Manager of ‘1001 Titles’, highlighted the idea behind initiating 1001 titles to an audience of authors and publishers. The highly ambitious initiative came about following a study ordered by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), which showed the number of titles published by Emirati publishing houses was decreasing every year. The first-of-its-kind ......read more

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

Final round of Gulf, Juniors and Open categories takes place on Saturday 18th March at Hamdan Sports Complex DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre at Hamdan Sports Complex in Ruwayyah, saw the participation of men and women in the Juniors, Gulf and Open (Professionals) as they competed in the largest tournament of its kind and one of the most challenging traditional sports. The qualifying rounds to select the best 10 divers in the Open, Gulf and Junior categories took place on Thursday 16th March with 30 of the participants advancing to the final round which will be held on Saturday 18th March commencing at 3.00 pm to vie for major honours in a competition that has gained international acclaim over the past decade. Hamad Al ......read more

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

Team Corum, comprising  Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup at Kitzbühel, by besting the cream of the assembled international polo field  by a superior 12.5-6 margin.  On their way to victory, Team Corum achieved a goal difference of plus 20.5, which is one of the best ever recorded in the history of the Kitzbühel event. While presenting the winners with a Bubble Luminova timepiece each, CORUM CEO Davide Traxler said “This is our first time in Kitzbühel and I am proud to associate CORUM with this major event which is also a great platform for us as we share an identical target group of customers. It has been 3 extraordinary days and CORUM is not only proud to support this fabulous sport but also this impressive team. We look forward to 2018!” This was ......read more

Art Jameel enters new phase of development

Jameel Arts Centre Dubai to open in 2018 Art Jameel expands institutional partnerships via a new collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art DUbai, UAE, March 15, 2017:  Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, today announced a number of ini-tiatives designed to enrich the thriving cultural scene in the region and beyond.  Building upon its strong history of exhibitions, educational initiatives, institutional partnerships and community outreach, Art Jameel is entering a new phase of development, marked by two major announcements today: a new Arts Centre in Dubai, due to open in winter 2018 and a long-term partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will enable the Museum to acquire works by modern and contemporary artists from the ......read more

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

Britain aiming for win at the first Spring Classic of the season following second and third places at the same race in previous years 16 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates will line-up at the first Spring Classic of the year, Milan-San Remo, this Saturday with in-form British rider, Ben Swift, looking to better his previous results at the famous race. Swift previously finished in second and third places when riding for Team Sky in 2016 and 2014 respectively.   One of the most exciting and prestigious one day races of the season, Milan-San Remo is the first ‘Monument’ race of the year, also known by its Italian name La Classica di Primavera ("The Spring Classic") or "La Classicissima". Despite being known as the ‘sprinters’ classic’, the race is not a ......read more

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

Launch of DIFC Art Integration Programme, showcased world-class sculptures and thought-provoking installations  Dubai-UAE: 14 March 2017:  Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub and destination for lifestyle, arts and culture, welcomed His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, in the company of his Excellency Essa Kazim, the Governor of DIFC, for the first edition of Art Nights in 2017. Under the theme of ‘Art Fresco’, the event welcomed over 3,000 visitors. A highlight on the Dubai event calendar, Art Nights showcased artists from across the globe and launched the DIFC Art Integration Programme, with exhibits from world-renowned artists Sir Tony Cragg and Oliviero Rainaldi in the Gate Village and around the ......read more

Barjeel Art Foundation and Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts present Lines of Subjectivity: Portrait and Landscape Paintings

Major works from Arab collection come to Jordan for the first time: Opens: 9 March till 31 May 2017 Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation inaugurated an art exhibition from its permanent collection at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman. UAE Ambassador to Jordan Bilal Rabie Al Budoor attended the opening, which was held under the patronage of Princess Rym al-Ali and Princess Wijdan Ali, founder of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Curated by Suheyla Takesh and Dr. Khalid Khreis, this exhibition explores the development of landscape painting and portraiture in the Arab World in the first half of the 20th century. It looks into evolving styles and approaches towards representation, along with the artists’ subjective perspectives and understanding of the world. The ......read more

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

Total of 500 participants expected to participate in the tournament ahead of final on 15th March  DUBAI, 14th March 2017:  More than 100 competitors participated on the first day of qualifiers in the Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) in the Dubai Police Shooting Square at Ruwayyah on Sunday 12th March 2017. It is the largest tournament of its kind dedicated for Locals in the UAE with lucrative cash awards and is expected to attract to attract 500 men, juniors and women competitors ahead of the finals to be held on Wednesday 15th March. Participants registered from early morning in the Men and Junior Men's categories qualifying round which will take place on the first two days of competition while the 'Plates' Team ......read more

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

‘The Race to the Sun’ wrapped up today with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) Clinching the Yellow Jersey Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  The Paris- Nice WorldTour race has come to an end with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) as overall leader. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) held on to win Paris-Nice by two seconds with Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) in second place and David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors) in third; Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) was 7th at 21". Consistent and remarkable performance was displayed on part of the UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, who are now looking ahead to enhancing their performance for the remainder of the season. Diego Ulissi: "Paris-Nice was an interesting test of my ability for me. I’d previously consistently participated in Tirreno-Adriatico across several years, however ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE – 13 March 2017:  With the finals of duFC just one step away, the Abu Dhabi, Northern Emirates and Dubai’s 32 strongest teams in the UAE Schools, Streets Cups faced off in the national semi-finals on Saturday to secure their place in the finals of duFC, in partnership with Liga.  The competition’s most intense match day yet witnessed dramatic exits and some favorites clearing their way to the nationwide Finals to be held on March 18, 2017 at Dubai Mall’s Ice Rink in front of thousands of spectators.  The stakes were even higher as teams were not only battling it out to take home the gold and an unforgettable trip to Spain to watch FC Barcelona in a live match in Malaga but also to impress the LaLiga scouts who were closely observing every match of the only international ......read more

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

Spring festivals and events being held between March 17 – April 29, 2017, across several Yas Island attractions Trailblazing Blue Man Group to perform at du Forum from April 18 – 22, followed by a UAE-debut headline show by highly-acclaimed recording artist Olly Murs on April 28 Extensive line-up of hands-on activities and captivating entertainment for the whole family at the Yas Marina, Yas Mall and Yas Waterworld  Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, is set to embrace a fresh spring season with its colourful ‘Spring into Yas’ campaign— rolling out an extensive array of family-friendly events and entertaining activities from March 17 to April 29, 2017. The upcoming season will see bold performances by the theatrical Blue Man Group ......read more

E-sports stages stunning comeback, snatching victory from FCBEscola

UAE FA Academy League Week 7 Results 12 March 2017, Dubai, UAE:  E-Sports came back in top form in Week 7 of the du UAE FA Academy League with a fierce determination to win back the three points they had conceded last week in their defeat against du LaLiga HPC.   However, their game against FCBEscola was not looking promising with FCBEscola’s Max Foster opening the score line at the 7th minute with a powerful goal. The team continued to dominate the first half which resulted in another goal, this time from Chris Moussa, giving FCBEscola a 2-0 lead at half time. In the second half, E-sports were undeterred, coming back on the offensive and creating many attempts on goal from outside the box.  FCBescola retaliated with a similar offensive play, striking the ball towards the E-Sports goal from the wings and ......read more

UAE Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge Announced by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2017:  Global technology leader Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today the call for participants in its year-long Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge. Launched in partnership with Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services, the program will challenge teams from across UAE universities to design, develop, and integrate payloads onto a Lockheed Martin INDAGO, an UAS with leading endurance, payload options and advanced ground control software.  In-line with the UAE’s strategic human capital development goals, the competition aims to encourage local engagement within the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields by introducing UAE youth to fun, inspiring activities that develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to take ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan to Inaugurate 12th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference Organized by Dubai Production City

Innovation-led business communities around the world need to create business-friendly environments to become key enablers and seize industry opportunities, says Majed Al Suwaidi Dubai-UAE: 12 March, 2017:  In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Dubai Production City (DPC), the leading business hub enabling the global and local publishing, printing and packaging industries to excel, is set to organize the 12th World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Middle East Conference between March 13 and14, 2017.  Marking the first time for WAN-IFRA to partner with an external organization to co-host the conference, the feat reaffirms DPC’s role as a dynamic leader that attracts global players in the media production industry, ......read more

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

Dubai, 12th Mar 2016:  Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has brought back its popular game activation for kids and adults alike ‘Catch the Cash’. The activation involves guests at Global Village catching and winning up to AED 250,000! Global Village guests can be a part of this instant gratification game and get a chance to win cold, hard cash by simply scanning their regular entry ticket at a big glass dome structure next to the Roman Amphitheatre inside the park. The ticket instantly gets the guest an access to the draw, which gives the participants the chance to test their ‘money grabbing’ skills inside the dome where they have 21 seconds (marking the 21st season) to catch as much banknotes as possible.  With AED 25,000 to be won every day, the activation will ......read more

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Dubai Culture Hosts a Series of Stamp Design Workshops for Children and Families…

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Al Noor - Samsung Hope For Children Family Fun Fair: A Fun Packed Weekend For The Family…

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Round One Victory for Batelco Racing Drag965 at Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship…

Team Emirates tops Corporate Class and Dubai Falcon Racing Team best in Nations Cup Dubai, UAE, 12 February 2017:  After twelve hours and 555 laps of endurance kart racing Batelco Racing Drag965 claimed victory at midnight on Saturday (11 February), winning Round One of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship.  The Emirati squad of Dubai Falcon Racing Team took top honours in the ......read more

60 falconers to ‘Al Noukhba' Super Finals of ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'…

F3 falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin wins five out of eight Tilwah finals DUBAI, 12th February 2017:  Sixty falcons will vie for the 'Noukba' (Elite) title in the Super Finals which will be held on Monday, February 13, after winning the first three places in the finals of the 20 Tilwah events in the ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ Championship for Falconry organized by the Hamdan Bin ......read more

Majestic win for Sheikh Hamdan's falcon ‘Ghaith' in ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal' Championship for Falconry ...…

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Sharjah Biennial 13: Opening Week Programme Release…

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MRM falcon is fastest in qualifying round of RC Airplane (Sheikhs category) of Fazza Championship ...…

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New Season for Endurance Championship…

CG Pro and Fly Emirates set to defend titles in Round One at Dubai Kartdrome Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2017:  The new Endurance Championship season kicks off at midday on Friday (10 February) with the Round One 12 Hour Endurance Race at Dubai Kartdrome. The Choueiri Group (CG) has launched an ambitious strategy for 2017, fielding three teams covering all categories, as well as a new ......read more

MustaNGroup Wins Bloomberg Square Mile Relay at the Dubai International Financial Centre…

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Creativity and Culture at the Core of Khazzan X Cadillac's First Exhibition…

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Seven-year Old Dubai Boy Wins Global IKEA Drawing Competition…

A soft toy designed by Shane Mathew will now be sold on IKEA shelves around the world February 8, 2017, Dubai:  A drawing of a fluffy lion by seven-year old Shane Mathew, who lives in the UAE with his parents, is among 10 designs selected by IKEA from thousands of global submissions. These designs will be transformed into soft toys as part of IKEA’s “Let’s Play for ......read more

Qatar falconers dominate GCC event in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'…

Falcons named after global superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Usain Bolt  DUBAI, 8th February 2017:  Falconers from Qatar ruled the roost in the GCC category over two days of exciting competition in the Falconry Championship Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai. The championship is being held at the dedicated Fazza ......read more

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Sergio Garcia wins the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic 2017…

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du UAE FAAL Heats Up with Fierce Competition to Lead League Standings…

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F3 falcons in stunning show on third day of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'…

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F3 falconers reign supreme for second day in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'…

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Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017:  The UAE’s equestrian fans were in for a treat this past weekend at the precision filled CSI-W Dubai Show Jumping Championship. Held at the Emirates Equestrian Centre, the event once again had esteemed Swiss watchmaker Longines lend its touch of elegance to the event as official timekeeper. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head ......read more

Archaeological Excavations Cast New Light on Abu Dhabi's Earliest Inhabitants…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 1 February 2017:  Remarkable discoveries by archaeologists from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) at ancient sites on the island of Marawah and in Baynunah have revealed new information on Abu Dhabi’s earliest inhabitants, evidencing a rich history stretching back over 7,000 years.  Artefacts excavated from a village on ......read more

Little Guests of Global Village to Enjoy 20 days of Special Activities at ‘Kids Fest'…

A fun-filled agenda awaits children of all ages at Global Village from February 5th to 25th February during the ‘Kids Fest’.  Dubai, 1st February 2017:  For its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s first-ever multicultural festival park, is launching its ‘Kids Fest’ festival in its second season with a brand new program of activities aiming towards ......read more

Savour The Exotic Colours and Style of Traditional and Contemporary African Fashion at Global ...…

Dubai, UAE, February 1, 2017:  Fashion trends emerging from Africa are rapidly becoming a global phenomenon, and there is now no better place this season to experience a truly vibrant blend of traditional and contemporary creations than at Global Village. Countries from North, West and East Africa are showcasing their unique styles enabling visitors a first-hand experience of how ......read more

Alpen Capital hits high musical notes with yet another successful Global Fusion…

Dubai, January 31, 2017:  Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors hosted the thirteenth edition of the hugely-popular annual musical concert Global Fusion on 28th January, 2017, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Centered on the theme of ‘One World Experience’, the musical extravaganza brought together an incredible line up of artistes from around world to create a mesmerizing ......read more

‘Make It Happen' Wishes Wall at Dubai Culture to Spread Happiness and Positivity from the Inside out…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 31 January, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced that Make it Happen, the first internal happiness initiative in the Authority’s happiness program, has generated an overwhelmingly positive response among its employees. Launched on the 16th January, the initiative invites the team to submit their wishes to The ......read more

Sharjah Sports Set to Take the UAE's World Repertoire of Premier Desert Rallying to New Heights…

The Sharjah Sports Desert Festival 2017 will feature the best off-roading vehicle categories including MX1, MX2 and more  Sharjah, 31 January 2017:  Registration applications to participate in Sharjah Sports Channel’s debut edition of a world-class desert rallying championship – the Sharjah Sports Desert Festival 2017 (SSDF 2017) – have been flooding the ......read more

Australian Open Champion Federer Heads Winning Field at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

January 30, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Roger Federer's stunning victory in the final of the Australian Open has established him as a leading contender to claim the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy for an incredible eighth time when play commences in just a few weeks’ time. The Swiss superstar returned from a seven month injury break in spectacular style to climax a ......read more

Dubai International Baja Gives UAE New Place at Top In Cross Country Rallying World…

Sulayem says new rally creating three-event regional desert sweep is big boost for Middle East motor sport   Dubai, UAE, 29 January, 2017:  The Automobile and Touring Club of UAE (ATCUAE) today underlined its plans to establish the new Dubai International Baja as the country’s second top flight event in the world of cross country rallying. Taking place from 9 to 11 March in ......read more

Heroes welcome for riders after successful conclusion of ‘Camel Trek' expedition in the desert of ...…

Leader of the convoy Khalifa bin Sabeen hails the resilience displayed by the group of Emiratis and expatriates   DUBAI, 29th January 2017:  The participants in the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) were overwhelmed by the hero’s welcome they received after successfully completing a journey of ......read more

BBC Worldwide Heads to DISCOP Dubai Following Stellar Start To 2017…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017:  BBC Worldwide has announced that a raft of high profile deals have been completed across the Middle East and Mediterranean region in the run up to DISCOP Dubai, spanning all business areas. A significant multi-year factual output deal has been agreed with Turkish Free to Air broadcaster NTV for landmark documentaries including Planet Earth II, Forces of ......read more

National Race Days Power Weekend at Dubai Autodrome…

F4 UAE Championship and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East return to the racing line-up Dubai, UAE, 29 January 2017:  Six championship series were contested on the 4.29 kilometre International Circuit at Dubai Autodrome during the National Race Days (NRD) Power Weekend (27-28 January). The premiere F4 UAE Championship and renowned Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East returned to ......read more

Dubai Outlet Mall To Host The Glamorous 2017 Star Hunt Challenge…

Taking place on the 17th February; the 6th edition of the event offers lucrative prospects to aspiring models The organisers received an overwhelming number of registrations; revealing 30 finalists  Dubai, UAE – January 29, 2017:  Dubai Outlet Mall today announced that it will host the 6th Star Hunt Challenge 2017 on 17th February, 2017 at its premises.  The Star ......read more

Winning entry announced for The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2017…

Sculptural installation inspired by desert environment wins prestigious annual award Abu Dhabi, January 29, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), has announced NYU Abu Dhabi alumna and current graduate student at La Sorbonne, Anna Kurkova, as the winner of the fifth edition ......read more

Dubai Women Establishment delegation visit Etihad Museum…

In celebration of its recent inauguration Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2017:HE Shamsa Saleh: “Etihad Museum is one of the most important historical destinations in the UAE, and a testament to those who contributed to the establishment of the union.” Abdullah Mohammed Al Falasi: “We were pleased to receive Dubai Women Establishment’s delegation and we look forward to ......read more

15th Corum Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel 2017 Team Corum wins with one of the best results ever…

Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2017:  After 3 days of amazing competition, CORUM is proud to announce that the team composed of Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel by a superior 12.5-6. Before the final, the CEO of Corum, David Traxler was quietly confident and had his complete trust in his team. Team Corum was accompanied on the ......read more

‘Camel Trek' riders heading to Dubai after marathon expedition in the desert of the UAE…

Leader of 13-member convoy praises team spirit and camaraderie of group of Emiratis and expatriates DUBAI, 25th January 2017:  The participants in the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) are in high spirits as they experience the challenges of life in the desert of the UAE midway through their journey and ......read more

KidZania® Expands Edutainment Offering with all-new Heritage Village and Economy Plus Ticket…

Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017:  KidZania® – the award-winning children’s edutainment centre managed by Emaar Entertainment in The Dubai Mall – is launching the latest cultural destination for children, Heritage Village.  The new attraction aims to evoke a sense of belonging and understanding for the great heritage of the UAE, with interactive activities ......read more

Abu Dhabi Strengthens Commitment to Social Inclusion at Press Conference to Announce Details as ...…

Abu Dhabi Strengthens Commitment to Social Inclusion at Press Conference to Announce Details as Host for 2019 Special Olympics World Games, the World’s Largest Humanitarian and Sporting Event  24 January, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  At a press conference today in Zayed Sports City, the Local Organizing Committee of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games welcomed government officials as ......read more

Boost Your Performance at the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017…

SLC’s specialised training schedule aims to increase women’s fitness and their involvement in sports       Sharjah, 24 January 2017:  Whether preparing for your debut run or polishing yourself for victory at the upcoming edition of the Sharjah Ladies Run, this is a golden opportunity for ladies across the seven emirates from the age of 12 and above, to increase ......read more

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Invites UAE-based Artists to Contribute to New Exhibition in ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE- 24 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is offering all UAE-based mixed media artists the opportunity to participate in a new exhibition, in March at the Al Qattara Arts Centre in Al Ain. The exhibition, entitled Collage, will showcase a selection of mixed media works, where essentially the artwork can be made of any combination of ......read more

SWS Senior Victory for Al Mehairi at Dubai Kartdrome…

Kelly Fergal tops Masters podium, Al Azhari wins the SWS Junior trophy Dubai, UAE, 24 January 2017:  After a night of tense kart racing at Dubai Kartdrome, Saeed Al Mehairi, Kelly Fergal and Keanu Al Azhari all emerged as the big winners at the SWS Sprint Races on Monday (23 January). Saeed Al Mehairi, who secured second in qualifying and went on to bag two races in row, fought off ......read more

Consulate of Bangladesh won the 1st Diplomat Cricket Cup 2017…

Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017:  Under the patronage of Consul General of India, Dubai (CGI), Skyline University College, Sharjah (SUC) launched the first Diplomat Cricket Championship Cup on January 20-21, 2017 at SUC Cricket Ground. The Consulate of Bangladesh stood as the first winner of the tournament where the won by 130 runs against the Consulate of Pakistan.  Other participating ......read more

AnYahh! Opens New Store…

India's popular art brand comes to Dubai Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017:  Anyahh Art Novelties, a well-known name in affordable art, announces the debut of its new retail store with the opening of AnYahh!!. Located on Al Wasl Road in Umm Suqeim 3, in the heart of Dubai, the store will feature paintings of upcoming and promising artists as well as art installations, merchandise and gift ......read more

Rugby World Cup Winning Legends Mike Tindall & David Campese Join Celebrity Team at 2017 Abu Dhabi ...…

TWO RUGBY GREATS ADD TO STELLAR ABU DHABI INVITATIONAL LINEUP Abu Dhabi, January 22nd, 2017:  Mike Tindall, a 2003 Rugby Union World Cup winner, and David Campese, winner in 1991, have joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity All-Stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. Tindall, 38, had an illustrious rugby career and was a stalwart in the England rugby team for over a ......read more

The United Arab Emirates Participates in 31st Al Janadriyah Festival in February…

UAE Pavilion to highlight national and cultural identity Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority to promote the touristic and cultural role of heritage in UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE. 22 January, 2017:  The UAE is participating in the 31st Al Janadriyah Festival for Heritage & Culture to be held from February 1 to 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The UAE pavilion will be showcased by ......read more

Record Entries for 2017 O Plate Championship at Dubai Kartdrome…

Karting stars Babington and Al Dhaheri among nine victory podiums Dubai, UAE, 22 January 2017:  With 31 sponsor prizes on offer, 101 local and international drivers were enticed to contest the 2017 Dubai O Plate Karting Championship over the weekend (20-21 January) at Dubai Kartdrome. Top karters battled it out over two days to determine O Plate champions in nine categories, including ......read more

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