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Dubai Festival City to launch new major show – IMAGINE, A Child's Dream

Fireworks and Free Live Concert on 4th May Dubai, UAE, 24 April 2017:  Dubai Festival City is hosting a free event on 4th May 2017 to launch its newest show, IMAGINE – A Child’s Dream. Shoppers are promised an evening of stellar entertainment with jaw-dropping fireworks, and for the first time in the UAE, a live performance by the winner of The Voice Kids Arabia 2016, Lynn Al Hayek. According to Steven Cleaver - Director, Shopping Centres Dubai, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, “The new show will really demonstrate what our global attraction, IMAGINE can do. Our shoppers will be amazed at the technology that brings this story to life – something that they have never seen before.”  First unveiled in December 2016, IMAGINE plays out a magical 360-degree story across Festival Bay every evening ......read more

The Mysteries of Science Unveiled at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Ukraine scientists show there’s nothing to fear… Sharjah, 24 April, 2017: A troupe of Ukrainian scientists and lab technicians has marked its Middle East debut by entertaining thousands of youngsters – and parents – at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah until April 29. From levitation with a simple balloon and hairdryer to an industrial leaf blower and a beach ball, the audience learnt the principles of aerodynamics and thermal energy. A liquid nitrogen show explained the reason for the low boiling point of dry ice and a fun relay of fire was created with soapy water and lighter fluid – don’t try this at home! Technician and manager of ‘The Magic Lab Show’, Andrew Bortov believes in trying to break down the barriers of science. ......read more

Du LaLiga HPC Crowned as First Champions of the UAE FA Academy League

•    League-leaders du LaLiga HPC defeat UAE juggernauts Al Ain FC 8-0 in match of the season •    du LaLiga HPC remain undefeated in inaugural season with 11 successive wins 24 April 2017, Dubai, UAE – This week has seen the culmination of the first season of the UAE FA Academy League (FAAL), the official youth football league that has enabled UAE national clubs for the first time to play competitive matches against top private football academies. The deciding match of the season took place between Al Ain FC and du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC), in a much anticipated first face-off for both teams.  The opening minute saw a deflected cross from du LaLiga HPC’s Rajeh Al Qasem, recovered and smashed into the back of the net by the HPC vice-captain Mohannad ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Aim for Top Result at Tour de Romandie

Meinjtes and Ulissi set sights on General Classification at Tour de Romandie Saturday, 22 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ duo  Louis Meinjtes and Diego Ulissi are focused on achieving strong results at this week’s Tour de Romandie which starts on Tuesday, April 25 with a Prologue time-trial in Aigle (Switzerland), and finishes five days later in Lausanne.  The Tour De Romandie takes place throughout the Romandie region, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The race began in 1947 and traditionally starts with an individual time trial Prologue (an individual time trial of usually less than 8 km before a stage race, used to determine which rider wears the leader's jersey on the first stage) in Geneva and ends with another individual time-trial (a stage of the race where riders ......read more

Top Ten Finish for UAE Team Emirates' Diego Ulissi at 81st La Flèche Wallonne

Ulissi finishes 10th at The Walloon Arrow and looks ahead to Liège–Bastogne–Liège Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’, all-rounder Diego Ulissi finished in top 10 at - La Flèche Wallonne – on Wednesday 18 April 2017 which was won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The 200.5 kilometers race starting from Binche concluded on the steep Mur de Huy. The dramatic finale saw Bob Jungels (Quick-Step) attempting a solo breakaway that was quickly neutralized by the other teams when they caught up with him in the last kilometer. Ulissi maintained his performance and was consistently in the front of the peloton.  Reflecting on the race, the Italian all-rounder Ulissi said: “I had a feeling today was going to be a good day despite it being cold. In the finale the team did a great job ......read more

Global Village's award for Media Excellence, and Mostafa Abdul Azim won Global Village's award for Media Creativity

Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Anjana Kumar from GN Xpress Newspaper went on to win Best Coverage in English Publications, Derek Baldwin of Gulf News won Best Article in an English publication, Prince B. Naiyer from Malyalam Manorama won Best Coverage in Asian Media while Firos Khan won Best Article in the Asian Media category. Christopher Maxwell from Time Out Dubai won the award for Best Coverage of a Global Village Experience and Faisal Bin Ahmed from Asianet News won the Best TV Coverage award. Khaleej Times won the award for Media Innovation in Online Coverage.  “Media plays a big role in communicating our vision and highlighting our achievements to our visiting guests – they are our voice and we recognize that. For this reason, we thank all journalists, photographers, and media publications who have contributed to ......read more

Dubai Culture to Showcase the Emirate's Cultural, Artistic and Heritage Highlights at Arabian Travel Market 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April, 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its participation in Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM) – the leading global platform for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry – as part of Dubai Tourism’s stand at the event. Now in its 24th year, the show will see the Authority shedding light on the Emirate’s cultural, artistic and heritage highlights from 24th to 27th April at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Hall 3, Stand ME3110. Moza Suwaidan, Director Projects & Events at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, commented: “Arabian Travel Market offers us the opportunity to promote Dubai’s flourishing artistic and cultural scene to over 40,000 travel ......read more

Day 2 Newsroom Roundup

20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Today concludes F8 2017, our annual two-day event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. In the opening keynote, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer talked about our goal to develop technology that will help everyone build global community. To do that, we're investing in three foundational technologies over the next 10 years: connectivity, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Schroepfer and other keynote speakers — Head of Connectivity Lab Yael Maguire, Director of Applied Machine Learning Joaquin  Quiñonero Candela, Chief Scientist at Oculus Research Michael Abrash and Vice President of Building 8 Regina Dugan — shared updates and visions for some of our long-term focus areas. Read more about the topics ......read more

KEGS Crowned 2017 Conares Golf Society League Champions

Sharjah – April 20, 2017: The Conares Golf Society League 17 final held at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club with the last two golf societies from around the Emirates left to decide who could become the winners of the best amateur tournament in the Middle East (2013-15). KEGS and Sport2Business (2) lined out their best squad of players to compete in this double match play betterball format. Match one saw Chris Redley & Mike Townsend from the KEGS take on Michael Lennon & Peter Donaldson of Sport2Business (2) in the opening match. This match was led most of the way by the Chris & Mike. After the front nine the KEGS duo had a comfortable 3 hole advantage. Michael and Peter did all they could to get back in the game but evenly suffered a 5&4 loss leaving them in the hands of their team mates to force a playoff should ......read more

duFC's UAE Girls Challenge Winners Experience Trip of a Lifetime at Old Trafford

Dubai’s youth female champions witness an unforgettable match at Old Trafford as their heroes Manchester United take on league leaders Chelsea in electric atmosphere with over 75,000 fans Winning girls team recognized for their superior skills and pro-attitude by Manchester United coaches Dubai, UAE – 19 April 2017 – The duFC’s UAE Girls Challenge winning team from Go Pro Sports were given the trip of a lifetime to Old Trafford over the weekend, where they participated in a exclusive training clinic led by Manchester United coaches and watched live one of the most anticipated matches of the season the Manchester United v. Chelsea match, courtesy of Chevrolet. The girls who played a challenging finals match against Adastra from Dubai where thrilled to spend the weekend in Manchester and walk in the ......read more

Etihad Rail employees visit Wahat Al Karama

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April 2017:  Etihad Rail employees visited the Wahat Al Karama memorial site in commemoration of the sacrifices made by the UAE’s brave martyrs. Wahat Al Karama, which means “the oasis of dignity”, is a permanent tribute to the Emiratis who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation. A group of staff members toured the national landmark to learn more about the heroes through the Memorial, the Pavilion of Honour and the Memorial Plaza which embody the values of unity, solidarity, and synergy that are deeply embedded into the UAE’s culture. The tour began at the central memorial piece, comprising of aluminium tablets that lean on one another as a symbolic representation of the bond between citizens and the servicemen and women who protect them. Staff then spent a moment at the ......read more

Facebook F8 Day 1: News Recap and Assets

Day 1 Newsroom Roundup Today marks the first day of F8 2017, our annual event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and millions watched the keynote via Facebook Live. Mark Zuckerberg opened the conference to talk about how technology can help us build stronger communities — from the local level, up to the global level. For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families. Now, with that foundation, our next focus will be giving people the power to build community. Technology gives communities new ways to connect, and one of the most exciting areas for this is augmented reality. Mark talked about how the camera is the first augmented reality platform and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Aim for a Top Ten at 81st La Flèche Wallonne

Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi to tackle notorious climb of the 'Mur de Huy' 19 April 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates, led by in-form Portuguese rider Rui Costa, is heading to the second Ardennes Classics of the season and first of two Belgian races- La Flèche Wallonne – this Wednesday 18 April 2017 with hopes of a top ten result following the climb of the iconic Mur de Huy (which translates to 'Wall of Huy').    Costa, who has participated in La Flèche Wallonne across the years placed in the top ten in last year’s edition. Commenting ahead of the race, UAE Team Emirates’ Captain Rui Costa said: “La Flèche Wallonne, is a peculiar race, and usually happens in the middle of the week and is the final rehearsal for the Liège–Bastogne–Liège. The ......read more

Incredible Line Up Heading to Dubai for PSA Dubai World Series Finals

•    World’s top eight male and female squash players heading to Dubai •    Men’s line up finalized, includes Dubai defending champion Gregory Gaultier and Karim Abdel Gawad who will be world number one next month April 18 2017, DUBAI UAE – After a thrilling finish in the last qualifying event for the 2017 PSA Dubai World Series Finals at El Gouna, Egypt, 2016 defending champion Gregory Gaultier of France is on track to take his fourth PSA World Series Finals title in a row when he heads to Dubai in June. Gaultier, known as “The General”, defeated Karim Abdel Gawad to take his 38th career PSA World Tour title in El Gouna, and became the first non-Egyptian winner of the tournament. Gaultier is among a star studded line up of players who are now packing their bags ......read more

UAE Team Emirates‘ Anass Ait EL Abdia Conquers Tour Du Maroc

El Abdia clinches the Tour Du Maroc Yellow Jersey as Overall Race Winner 18 April 2017, Dubai - United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ rider and Moroccan National Champion Anass Ait el Abdia, sealed the General Classification title at the tenth and final stage of the Tour Du Maroc (Rabat-Casablanca, which was won by Galdoune), thanks primarily to his victory in the fourth stage, Houed Laou-El Hoceima. The victory is the fourth of his career; following on from the 2016 National Championships, Tour du Prince 2015, and the Taghir stage of the Tour du Maroc 2014. "I'm happy and proud, this victory comes at an important moment in my career,” said the 24 year old Moroccan rider, “I participated in the Tour Du Maroc as part of the Moroccan National Team and I am happy to have been able to finish with ......read more

Al Jazira Club Thrash E-Sports; du LaLiga HPC Maintain the Lead; Al Ahli Club Take Another Hit on Home Turf

Week 10 of the du UAE FA Academy League Results Dubai, UAE - 17 April 2017 – In the final weeks in the nation’s du UAE FA Academy League week 10 saw the top teams battling it out against strong contenders to hold on to their lead.  With goals galore scored throughout the weekend it was du LaLiga HPC and EFF who kept their lead at the top of the league table. Over in Abu Dhabi, in a surprise turn of events Al Jazira Club overwhelmed Dubai’s E-Sports playing the beautiful game with focus and determination.  The team worked like a well-oiled machine every pass made with precision and intention to enable Saeed Al Maamri to score a super hat-trick in a record breaking 13 minutes from kick-off.   Mohammed Khalid scored another two for Al Jazira before the half-time whistle.  Al Jazira played a ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Annual Football Challenge Kicked off

Abu Dhabi-UAE: April 16, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the kick off of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017. The tournament, which is the second to take place, has become known to attract highly competitive teams from different partners and stakeholders of the ports. The tournament, held on the grounds of Zayed Port, will take place from April 10th to May 2nd and includes teams from Abu Dhabi Terminals, The General Authority for the Security of Ports Borders and Free Zones, Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA), Abu Dhabi Ports, The General Directorate of Civil Defence Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission Partners with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children and Reel Cinemas to host film screenings for children

In Support of The Year of Giving 2017 in the UAE Dubai, UAE; 16 April 2017: In line with its commitment to ‘The Year of Giving’, as declared the by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) launched the first of many initiatives that it’s planning to run throughout the year to contribute to giving back to the community and spreading the good will spirit across the Emirate. This month, DFTC partnered with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC), and Reel Cinemas – the dynamic cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment, to host children’s film screenings under the theme ‘A Smile for Every Child’. The initiative aims to offer children an opportunity to experience the joy of watching ......read more

du Football Champions awarded Gold for its successful engagement of UAE youth

April 15, 2017 – Dubai, UAE – duFC, a partnership with LaLiga, which created the only international scouting platform in the Middle East and featuring the UAE’s Schools and Streets Cups, received a Gold award for the Best Sport Marketing Campaign of the year at the 2017 SPIA awards last night. This latest award follows earlier awards which recognized the platform for quality execution winning the 5-star event under Dubai’s official Sports Events Ranking System a few months ago, one of only 4 other events and winning the gold SPIA award for best youth development.    This latest award recognizes the impact of duFC’s marketing campaign, whose creative execution enabled it to reach the largest number of male and female football enthusiasts to partake in their favorite sport and fulfill their ......read more

Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi Steers Peugeot 3008DKR to Victory

The first Emirati in 25 years to create history at the FIA calendar-marked challenge Dubai, April 15, 2017 – The PEUGEOT 3008DKR scorched the best time on the fifth and final stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, with UAE’s celebrated racing driver on the wheel, Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, who claimed an historic overall victory on the third round of 2017 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.  PEUGEOT SPORT’s official driver Sheikh Khalid proved to be very strong in racing the dunes of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge aboard his PEUGEOT 3008DKR – run by PH Sport. Scoring an epic last stage win with a steady pace, he went over the 5 days of intense action and 1 324km of timed sections with the overall best chrono (19h16min24,8).  The victory is history-making as no Emirati has won the Abu ......read more

ADFC Showcases Abu Dhabi at International Film Locations Event

  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 April 2017: A delegation from Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) and twofour54 has been in Los Angeles drumming up business for Abu Dhabi’s growing film and television production industry. Manager of Abu Dhabi Film Commission, Jassim Al Nowais and twofour54’s Head of Production Mick Flannigan were among the team who attended the AFCI Locations Show and Global Production & Finance Conference in Los Angeles, the world's largest production centre. The event acts as a marketplace, connecting commercial, film and television professionals to global production locations and film funding resources. ADFC was a Gold Sponsor of the event and took part in two panel discussions. Mr Al Nowais gave a talk on the benefits of Abu Dhabi as a filming destination; while Mr Flannigan participated in a panel ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens Third Edition of World Art Dubai

DUBAI’S PREMIER ART FAIR MAKES ART ACCESSIBLE TO ALL Four-day art fair offers new opportunities for aspiring collectors to connect with affordable works of art by more than 150 artists and galleries Global art sales valued at USD45 billion with half of all affordable art transactions concluded below the USD1,200 mark  Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Information, officially opened the third season of World Art Dubai, the region’s premier platform for affordable and accessible art, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today.  Running until Saturday, 15 April, World Art Dubai 2017 features an impressive collection of more than 3,000 paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs starting at just USD100. The ......read more

Dubai Garden Glow hosts children's musical evenings on weekends

The event partners with Sing & Swing Training Center to celebrate young musical talents Dubai - April 12, 2017: The Children’s Musical Evenings, hosted at Zabeel Park as part of Dubai Garden Glow, the city’s leading family entertainment destination with a first unique glow theme park in the Middle East, comes back with exciting performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from the following weekends.  The first round of the musical fest was performed on April 6 and 7, 2017. The Children’s Musical Evenings event is an effort to promote music amongst children and engage the young visitors creatively at the Zabeel Park. The event provides a great platform for the young talent at Sing & Swing Training Centre, a member of Thomsun Group.  The children performing at the Musical Evenings are aged ......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, April 12, 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 can take on challenges and see if they can come out triumphant!  Open daily from 4pm to 10pm, customers can pit their wits against an array of challenges, which they have just 60 seconds to complete! Discover the action-packed game zones at Main Atrium on Level S1, ......read more

Dr. Mashoor Gulati's Comedy Clinic in Dubai on April 20th

Popular comedians Sunil Grover aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati and Kiku Sharda alias Nurse Bumper from the Kapil Sharma Show to charm the audience with their laughter riot Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:  Donning his white quote and armed with doses of hilarious laughter, Sunil Grover - aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati - of the Kapil Sharma Show fame is all set to enthrall his audience in Dubai soon. The popular actor, known for his slapstick comedy and witty dialogues will be entertaining us on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, Oud Metha. Assisting the good doctor on the stage will be the feisty nurse Bumper (Kiku Sharda) and together the performance promises to be a complete laughter therapy.  Dr. Mashoor Gulati’s Comedy Clinic is being jointly organized by Maruti Entertainment and Milestone ......read more

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

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

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

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

Global Village: A Walk-Through Street Theatre…

For its 21st Season, the multicultural festival destination is entertaining guests with interactive street performances. Dubai, 2nd March 2017:  For its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has come back with some of the best street entertainment in the region. With more than 10 performances lined up every day, guests can expect to witness ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces Shortlists in Translation and Literary Studies…

11th Cycle Abu Dhabi, March 02 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the works shortlisted in its “Translation” and “Literary& Arts Criticism” Categories.  The frontrunners in “Translation” include three scholarly studies, two of which construed to Arabic from original works in English and German, and one study translated from ......read more

HH The Emir's Trophy presented by Longines marks a successful conclusion…

Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Doha provided the ideal backdrop for an exhilaration filled conclusion of HH The Emir’s Sword. Held annually at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, HH The Emir’s Sword is one of the most definitive equestrian events on Qatar’s horse-racing calendar and is a perfect mix of elegance and outstanding performance.   The thrilling competition ......read more

The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery's new exhibition sheds light on one of the UAE's most important ...…

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Wawrinka Upset but Murray Wins at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Defending champion Stan Wawrinka slumped to a shock opening round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beaten 7-6 (4) 6-3 by 77th ranked Damir Dzumhur. It is the first time since 2008, when Andy Murray beat Roger Federer, that the defending champion has lost in the first round. But top-seeded Murray had little difficulty overcoming Tunisian Malek ......read more

Young Tennis Stars Enjoyed Some Fun in the Sun With ATP Professional Doubles Players…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Some of the best young tennis players from across the UAE took part in the ATP Tennis Emirates Coaching Clinic this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The excited group was joined by doubles players, John Peers from Australia and Horia Tecău from Romania. The players had a practice session with the budding tennis stars and gave ......read more

Defending Champion Wawrinka Upset in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Opener…

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Winners of 2017 FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix awarded at the Closing Ceremony…

28 February 2017, Sharjah, UAE:  VIP guests including Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov  and participating grandmasters gathered on February 27th  at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club to fete the winner of 2017 FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix at the closing ceremony. Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla thanked 18 Grandmasters who were ......read more

Roger Federer Begins His Bid for an Eighth Title at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Roger Federer began his quest for a record eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 6-1 6-3 win over Benoit Paire. It is his 13th appearance in Dubai, and as well as winning seven titles he has twice finished as runner-up. The third seeded Australian Open champion is bidding to win an eighth title at an event for the first time in ......read more

Fifth and largest edition of The Sheikha Manal ‘Little Artists Program' launched…

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Line up of 72 Dubai Teams in duFC Knockouts Announced…

Dubai knock outs to feature top 16 teams in UAE Schools Cup Boys U16 & U14, 32 Streets Cup Teams and 8 UAE Girls Challenge teams Dubai, UAE – 27 February 2017:  72 schools, streets and girls teams from Dubai will battle it out in du Football Champions, (duFC)’s knockouts next weekend http://www.dufc.ae/schoolsCup/result. The 72 teams comprise the top 16 teams in ......read more

Splash ‘n' Party announces a ‘Splashtastic' Holi Festival of Colours for little ones…

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Six winners in Professional and Amateur categories crowned in 10th edition of Saluki Championships…

100 contestants, including foreigners, thrill large crowd at Al Marmoom race track on Saturday DUBAI, 26th February 2017:  The 10th edition of the Saluki Championship organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw more than 100 contestants, including several foreign participants, vying for honours in the finals of the competition on Saturday 25th February in Al Marmoum ......read more

Successful Run of ‘Kids Fest' at Global Village Comes to an End for this Season…

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Durasek is the icon of the fighting spirit from UAE Team Emirates…

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates reaffirmed the team's fighting spirit in the 2nd stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour. After that Manuele Mori had been protagonist in the opening stage, Kristijan Durasek (photo Bettini) was the rider from the Emirati team who joined the main breakaway of the stage Al Maryah Island-Al Marina (153 km). Six attackers (Canola, Calabria, Boem, De ......read more

Svitolina Beats Wozniacki to Claim Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Elina Svitolina claimed the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title with a hard-fought 6-4 6-2 win over Caroline Wozniacki. Not only did Svitolina win the biggest title of her career, but she will make her top 10 debut next week. It was the second title in a month for Svitolina, who also won in Taipei, and a second final in two weeks for Wozniacki ......read more

Winners of the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017 Honoured by Sharjah Ladies Club…

Five km and 10 km races saw participation of 1,500 runners from 54 countries Sharjah, February 25, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has honoured the winners of the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017, which took place at Sharjah University City. Characterised by fierce but friendly rivalry, the run saw the participation of about 1,500 female racers from 54 countries, with 66% Emiratis taking part. ......read more

Andy Murray to Face Malek Jaziri in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Opener…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  ATP World number one Andy Murray will face Tunisia's Malek Jaziri in an intriguing first round clash at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Murray will be seeking his first title in Dubai as he returns to court for the first time since the Australian Open. The reigning Olympic, Wimbledon and ......read more

Tennis Legends Warm Up on the Beach…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  ATP world number one Andy Murray and seven time Dubai champion Roger Federer are back in Dubai for the 25th anniversary of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, and took some time out from serious practice for an impromptu match on the beach facing the iconic Burj Al Arab at the Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel today. Murray and Federer haven’t played ......read more

Sevastova the First Player to Reach Semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 23, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Anastasija Sevastova became the first player to advance to the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as she claimed a   6-4 7-5 win over Qiang Wang. After losing in the qualifying rounds in 2016 the Latvian is now just two matches away from claiming her first title since 2010. Wang, who is the first Chinese player to advance to ......read more

Bellis Stuns Radwanska to Reach Quarter-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  Teenager Catherine Bellis claimed a stunning 6-4 2-6 6-2 victory over fourth seed and former champion Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Another former champion, Caroline Wozniacki, fared better but struggled to overcome a spirited challenge from Kateryna Bondarenko 3-6 6-2 6-3. "Whew, ......read more

Wang ends Mladenovic Campaign at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 22, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Kristina Mladenovic was unable to build upon her Tuesday upset of second seed Karolina Pliskova as she was defeated 6-1 6-4 by Qiang Wang at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Eighth seed Elina Vesnina also failed to reach the quarter-finals as she was beaten 3-6 6-4 7-6(4) by Ana Konjuh in a two hour 31-minute battle. Both Wang and Mladenovic ......read more

GAC on the greens - World-Class Golfing Pro gives masterclass in Doha…

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  Young players from the Qatar Golf Association’s Junior National Team joined GAC customers and staff for an afternoon masterclass with world-class golfer Chris Wood recently. During the session held at Doha Golf Club, GAC-sponsored Chris Wood shared with the 14 keen players some of his sporting wisdom including how to improve their skills on the ......read more

PCFC seeks role model in global corporate communication and industry specialized media…

Khalil Saqer bin Gharib: Mohammed bin Rashid inspires us to achieve excellence in our industry specialized communication Dubai – 22 February 2017:  The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) has further reinforced efforts aiming to leverage corporate communication in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates at large to be on par with the world’s best standards and ......read more

The Equestrian World Races to Dubai World Trade Center This March…

The region’s most significant and influential equine event, Dubai International Horse Fair, will return for its 13th edition from March 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre The event is co-located with the 14th edition of the world-acclaimed Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  The 13th Dubai International Horse Fair, held alongside ......read more

Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Set February 26th ...…

22 February, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The final deadline to submit entries for Proud Expressions has been set for February 26, 2017. Proud Expressions is a unique joint initiative of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) that aims to pay symbolic and fitting tribute to the ......read more

Sharjah Press Club Study Stresses the Role of Positivity in Media Work…

SPC’s News Cinema Initiative Features as Many as 2,332 Visitors and Suggests Most People Would Like to Like to See Positive News Sharjah, February 22, 2017:  An analytical study conducted by the Sharjah Press Club (SPC) of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) suggests that most people prefer positive news stories that do not cause sadness, fear or horror but promote feeling of ......read more

YNM Dubai - 'The Noora' Dress for Colon Cancer…

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  Yasmin AL Mulla took inspiration from her mother’s success in battling Colon Cancer to launch a piece that would express her gratitude toward her journey. The designer witnessed the strength and courage it takes to fight against the disease through her mother’s struggle in battling cancer and healing process. In celebration of being cured after ......read more

Makarova Stuns Cibulkova at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 21, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Ekaterina Makarova pulled off the biggest upset so far at this year's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by stunning third seed and WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 4-6 6-2. There were ominous signs perhaps for Cibulkova after she saw the draw and who her first opponent would be, as she had only recently fallen to Makarova at the ......read more

Star Hunt 2017 Winners Announced At The Grand Finale Show…

Winners of Dubai Outlet Mall’s Star Hunt 2017 contest were revealed during a glitzy event, judged by industry experts. Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Star Hunt 2017, an annual event organized by Dubai Outlet Mall, ended on a celebratory note. The 6th edition of this glamorous event that aims to showcase fresh local talent, received much appreciation from the industry as thirty ......read more

Olympic Gold Medalist Puig Reaches Second Round at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 20, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig overcame a sore back as well as her opponent to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 4-6 6-4. The result left Shvedova still seeking her first win of 2017. "Especially in the first round I think it's good to have a match that pushes you a little ......read more

Dubai Culture Hosts ‘Britain Takes Shape' to Support the 2017 UK- UAE Year of Creative Collaboration…

The Authority to host the British Contemporary Design Exhibition at Design Days Dubai, a Key Event of Dubai Art Season 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2017:  In support of the UK-UAE Year of Creative Collaboration, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, announced that it is hosting an ......read more

Swiss International Scientific School Team 1 Wins ESKC Junior Round Two…

Nineteen student teams compete at Dubai Kartdrome Dubai, UAE, 20 February 2017:  Swiss International Scientific School (SISS) Team 1, with brothers Keanu Al Azhari and Adam Al Azhari, dominated Round Two of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) Junior category at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (19 February), with JT Racing topping the Nomad Class. In the first of four ......read more

J.P. Morgan Kids' Day…

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Over 500 school children from all over the UAE joined in the fun at the second J.P. Morgan Kids’ Day for the week, which took place this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The kids were taught some new skills during the two hour session which was led by coaches from the Clark Francis Tennis Academy. Joining them on their morning ......read more

The du UAE FA's Academy League Plays Host to a fantastic Line up of Matches in Week 4…

Dr. Khalid Abdullah: “The national League is challenging both clubs and private academies to raise their game by testing their play with every match” 20 February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the week, E-Sports and PSG faced off in a very intense game with PSG opening the score line with a strong free kick from Thomas Rousse in the 30th ......read more

OMEGA Starts the Clock: Celebrating the One Year Countdown to Pyeonchang 2018…

Pinpointing a precise moment to start the one year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, OMEGA turned a second into a celebration at a special VIP ceremony in Seoul. Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Sports fans around the world still have 12 months to wait for the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, but for OMEGA, the timekeeping has already begun. The Swiss brand ......read more

Sharjah to Host Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017…

Major publishing industry event takes place at Flag Island on February 27-28 Sharjah, 20 February 2017:  Sharjah is gearing up to host the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017, a major publishing industry event that is taking place at the emirate’s Flag Island on February 27-28. Organised by the Emirates Publishers Association in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual ......read more

New Lamborghini Series Featured Alongside National Racing at Dubai Autodrome…

Eight races contested during NRD Power Weekend Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle ......read more

Double the Fun at UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women's Open Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Two of the most popular sports in the UAE joined forces over the weekend to celebrate UAE National Sports Day with the UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women’s Open Championships, which was conducted at Dubai Design District on 16 and 17 February.  Organized by UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Association’s Chairwoman of the Women’s ......read more

IndiaCast announces auditions for the COLORS CricQuiz 2017 – most definitive cricket quizzing ...…

More than 500 Cricket Fans from the Middle East are expected to audition on the 25th February for the 4th season of COLORS Cricquiz across the Middle East UAE, 19th February 2016:  Indiacast is bringing back COLORS CricQuiz to the TV screens for the fourth consecutive year. COLORS CricQuiz is considered as the most definitive cricket quizzing championship on television in the region. The ......read more

Mothers Played Key Roles in Shaping Careers of Directors Sharing Screen at Unique Women's Film ...…

Friend’s life-turning event inspired work by Emirati Alawadi showing at WOW Film Fair Middle East  Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Returning to Dubai cinema screens for a fourth edition next month, the unique film festival which champions the role of women in the movie industry brings together a trio of directors who credit their mothers for playing a key part in shaping their ......read more

Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi first to book spot in Final of AED 1 million Fazza Championship for ...…

Matar Al Habsi achieves perfect score of 50 in semifinals showing off his skill with two Yuollah weapons DUBAI, 18th Febuary 2017:  Hamdan Mohammed bin Musleh Al Ahbabi (number 3) became the first Yuweel artiste to book his place in the final of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah during the 10th episode of the event in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday ......read more

Kerber Faces Tough Challenge at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  Angelique Kerber faces a tough challenge as she bids to recapture her number one ranking at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week. The German claimed the top spot late last season from Serena Williams, but slipped back to number two following the Australian Open. A title this week would see her return to the top, but she faces some formidable ......read more

Sharjah Ladies Run to Award Prizes Worth More Than AED 100,000…

Cash prizes, free memberships and gift vouchers Sharjah, 18 February, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that more than AED 100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24. First, second and third places in the 5km and 10km races, will receive cash prizes worth AED 28,000 from the club, one year memberships at ......read more

Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla and VIP guests attend Opening Ceremony of the 2017 FIDE Sharjah ...…

18 February 2017, Sharjah:  Under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the eagerly anticipated FIDE 2017 Sharjah Grand Prix opening ceremony took place last night at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, Chairman of the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club welcomed VIP ......read more

Dr. Ahmad Saad Al Sharif, KHDA headlines Innoventures Education Athletics Championship as Chief ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 February 2017:  Innoventures Education recently held their annual Athletics Championship on 12th February at Dubai Sports City.  The championship was attended by nearly 600 students from across the Innoventures Education schools Dubai International Academy (DIA), Collegiate American School (CAS), Raffles World Academy (RWA), and Raffles ......read more

AkzoNobel calls bright young minds in MENA to join the ‘Imagine Chemistry' challenge…

A global initiative that aims to leverage the knowledge of chemistry to solve real-world challenges  Supports the vision of the UAE and regional governments to promote a culture of localised innovation  Open to all start-ups, students, research groups and career scientists  Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  AkzoNobel, the world leader in performance coatings ......read more

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