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Barcelona and Madrid Enjoy Goal Fest

Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  They might not be the real thing, but two local namesakes of Spanish giants Barcelona and Madrid matched the goal-scoring feats of the originals, launching their campaign in the seven-a-side football tournament of the Positive Soul community sports initiative with big wins. Barcelona were dominant as they defeated Lootah 6-1 at Muhaisnah Park, while Madrid blanked Al Ittihad 4-0 on the opening weekend of the second stage of the Positive Soul initiative, which was launched by Dubai Police in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council in May. Gulf Heroes defeated Muhaisnah 3-2 and Al Khawaneej shared points with Al Ansar following a 3-3 draw in the day’s other matches.  The first stage of the programme was held in Mirdiff from May 29 to September 15, while the second stage is being held ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Ganna Crowned European Champion

Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ Filippo Ganna has been crowned the Individual Pursuit European Champion. Following his silver medal in the 2017 World Championships, the Italian rider rode to victory on Saturday evening in Berlin, Germany wearing the Italian national team kit and riding on a Colnago bike.   Commenting on his success, Filippo Ganna said; "I'm very happy I succeeded in being very competitive on the track in my first season as a pro. This season I focused on road racing, being part of an important World Tour team with UAE Team Emirates. I'm proud of this title, I share the joy with my fans, with the Italian national team members and with my team, UAE Team Emirates, who support me every day.”

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Batelco Racing wins round three of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship

Corporate victory for CG Racing 1 and ZOOM Racing Team claims Nations Cup Dubai, UAE, 22 October 2017:   Batelco Racing is in firm control of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship after taking its third consecutive win of the 2017 series on Saturday (21 October), narrowly beating out arch rivals CG Racing Pro.   The Choueiri Group (CG) fared better in the Corporate category, scoring its first class win of the year, while ZOOM Racing Team added another Nations Cup trophy to the one it earned in round two. After 700 kilometres and over twelve hours of endurance kart racing on the Reverse Switchback Circuit at Dubai Kartdrome, Mohammed Mattar, Ramez Azzam and Saeed Al Mehairi of Batelco Racing completed the hat-trick victory over CG Racing Pro by just 12.095 seconds. Early on Lukoil Racing looked to ......read more

SLC's Noon Arts Award Receives 292 Entries from 27 Nationalities

AED 35,000 awarded in competition that recognises the creative talents of women of all ages  Sharjah, October 21, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that it has received a total of 292 entries from 27 nationalities for its ‘Noon Arts’ Award. Its theme translating as ‘Huwiyyati - My Identity,’ the Award supports talented creative artists in the field of painting and photography, with the best designs taking a share of AED 35,000 prize money and being displayed in SLC’s Noon Gallery. Launched to celebrate individual identity and to honour female artists, the Huwiyyati Award is in line with SLC’s commitment to support the field of conceptual arts and enhancing cultural growth across the UAE, with a particular focus on Sharjah. The award is a first-of-its-kind initiative from ......read more

IOC Vice President to attend 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity

Moza Al Marri: Anita DeFrantz is a role model for women in sports and leadership roles Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards yesterday announced the participation of Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as one of the speakers at the 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity, which will be held on November 1 at the Palazzo Versace hotel under the theme “Empowerment of Women in Sport”. DeFrantz, who was a member of the United States rowing team at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal in the women’s eight, has been one of the leading voices for gender-equality in the Olympic movement and became the first female Vice President of the IOC executive committee in 1997, remained in the ......read more

Dubai Desert Warrior to kick-off DXB 30x30 Challenge

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  More than 1,000 people are expected to line-up for the fourth running of the Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge this Friday at Dubailand, the event being a part of the #30x30 Dubai Fitness Challenge this year. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, this year’s Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge will be an official qualifying event for the 2018 Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) World Championships as well, but only in the individual 10km category. The first three heats of the day, starting 7.30am, will be reserved solely for ‘pro’ athletes and only these heats will count towards the Desert Warrior Challenge individual competition - male and female - and the qualifying for the OCR World Championship. To be considered a pro athlete, male participants should have completed a 10km sand-based ......read more

Afaf Sherif from Palestine Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge

Al Iman School in Bahrain and Supervisor Houriya Al Thil from Morocco also honoured at Dubai closing ceremony Dubai, UAE: 18 October, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today crowed Afaf Sherif from Palestine the champion of the Arab Reading Challenge. Al Iman School in Bahrain won the best school title and Houriya Al Thil from Morocco was honoured as the most outstanding supervisor.  At the finale of the second round of the Challenge, His Highness said, “We invite all Arab students across the world to join us and to compete in ARC next year; we want to bring Arabs together in the spirit of education and competition.” He continued, “ARC has revealed the passion young Arabs have for knowledge; they are the ones who will ......read more

UAE to host the region's first women's only soccer tournament Global Goals World Cup

DUBAI – October 18, 2017:  Dubai-headquartered Sustainable Mindz and Denmark-based Eir Soccer announced the launch of Global Goals World Cup UAE (GGWCup UAE), the first women’s only global soccer tournament in the Middle East supporting the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals.  The GGWCup UAE will be hosted in Dubai, the UAE on January 19, 2018, under the patronage of the Royal Danish Embassy Abu Dhabi, Save the Children International and the United Nations Development Programme. The tournament will drive awareness around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and empowering young girls and women around the world.   Sustainable Mindz and Eir Soccer believe that the UAE is a great location for the first edition of the GGWCup in the MENA region. The tournament is a one-day, spectator friendly, ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Arrive in China for Season Finale

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates will finish their opening UCI World Tour cycling season in China this week, where they will participate in the Tour of Guangxi from Thursday 19 – Tuesday 24 October.     The six-stage race, taking place in the southern region of China bordering Vietnam, will feature seven UAE Team Emirates’ riders including; Matteo Bono (Italy), Valerio Conti (Italy), Kristijan Durasek (Croatia), Andrea Guardini (Italy), Matej Mohoric (Slovenia), Oliviero Troia (Italy) and Federico Zurlo (Italy). The team will be supported by Sports Directors Simone Pedrazzini and Bruno Vicino.   The opening three stages of the season finale will likely favour the sprinters, whilst climbers could look to make up any lost time on stages four and five – both featuring ......read more

Career of Egyptian Writer Wahid Hamed to Be Honoured With Arab Lifetime Achievement Award at DIFF 2017

Festival to celebrate prolific work of the Egyptian writer of script and screen  Dubai - 18 October 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has confirmed that this year’s Arab Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize the illustrious Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed, celebrating his achievements in screenwriting and outstanding contributions to the industry. One of Egypt’s most acclaimed writers with a career that spans four decades, Hamed has an impressive list of credits to his name. Hamed is set to receive the award at the Festival’s 14th edition, running from 6 – 13 December 2017. Wahid Hamed is renowned for his diverse work and extensive contribution to Egyptian cinema and television. An Egyptian native from the governate of Sharqia, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology ......read more

ARC Higher Committee Discusses Arab Reading Challenge Momentum

Finalists narrowed down from 16 to three in semifinals before closing ceremony  Dubai, UAE: 17 October, 2017:  The Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) Higher Committee met today to discuss mechanisms to increase ARC’s reach in the Arab world, and to engage as many schools as possible in the next round, maintaining the remarkable momentum the challenge has established. The committee also focused on how to engrain the habit of reading in more students throughout the Arab world within a comprehensive and sustainable framework.  The final preparations for the closing ceremony on October 18 were also discussed. The ceremony will be held under the patronage of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who will crown the challenge winner, the most ......read more

Regional Storytelling Takes Centre Stage at DIFF With Muhr Feature Category

From the front lines of Syrian conflict to the lively streets of Casablanca, the first films of the prestigious Muhr Feature category promise captivating cinema  Dubai, 16 October 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the first films that will feature in the highly anticipated Muhr Feature category. Held within the Festival from 6 – 13 December 2017, the Muhr Awards celebrate standout regional talents whose work highlights and explores the traditions and culture of the diverse Arab world.  Since 2006, DIFF has brought together the best in local and regional short and feature-length films for the Muhr Awards. Designed to highlight and nurture cinematic talent from around the Arab world, the competitive lineup will have their entries screened for DIFF audiences and judged by a ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017:  On this month’s episode of ‘Marketplace Middle East’, John Defterios interviews Arif Amiri, CEO of Dubai’s International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC), to discover more about the centre’s innovative growth strategies. As the leading financial hub for the 7.4 trillion dollar MEASA region (the Middle East, Africa and South Asia), the DIFC was recently ranked in the top ten international financial centres by the Financial Times Banker Magazine. The DIFC has truly positioned itself as a global player in the financial services sector. Amiri outlines the centre’s success: “Today we have the largest Chinese banks working out of the DIFC, we have the largest five Japanese banks and the top ten Indian banks. Last year, we had the global bank domicile their ......read more

Peugeot on the Podium at Rallye Du Maroc: Ready to Tackle Dakar 2018 After a Productive Experience in Morocco!

Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017:  The Peugeot 3008DKR drivers enjoyed a clean run to the finish of the Rallye du Maroc in Erfoud today, rounding off a successful event. They finished second and 10th overall, successfully completing their preparations for next year’s Dakar Rally. Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena led the event right up until the penultimate stage yesterday, when they were delayed by a mechanical issue with a damper. The same type of problem also affected Carlos Sainz, highlighting some areas of improvement for the Peugeot Sport engineers to work on before their South American odyssey in January. Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena ensured a safe finish with their Peugeot 3008DKR today and eventually set third-fastest time on SS6, despite being held back by dust and a double puncture at the finish. They ended up just seven ......read more

Get Closer to the Magic of Cinema With DIFF Volunteers Programme

Once in a lifetime opportunity for UAE film fans at the region’s leading film festival  Registration is now OPEN for the 14th Festival, December 6-13 Dubai, 15 October 2017:  With less than two months to go until the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the glittering annual gala is inviting volunteers to join the team that brings cinematic magic to the Emirates each December. Registration is now open for DIFF’s popular volunteer programme calling out to all UAE Nationals and residents over the age of 18.  Running across eight action-packed days, DIFF will welcome actors, directors, producers and industry professionals from across the globe, as well as eager film fans, to enjoy and celebrate the very best of cinema. DIFF’s volunteer program is a unique opportunity to be an integral part ......read more

Sharjah Museums Authority and the Institut Français in the United Arab Emirates celebrate 40 years of UAE-French archaeological cooperation

Sharjah Archaeology Museum and Institut français in the United Arab Emirates / Cultural Department of the French Embassy host a selection of 100 ancient objects discovered by French archaeologists in the UAE. SHARJAH, October 14, 2017:  The fortieth anniversary of a fruitful archaeological partnership between the UAE and France will be celebrated at an upcoming exhibition held at Sharjah Archaeology Museum with the support of UNESCO.   Entitled 40 Years of Archaeological Cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and France, this unique exhibition will feature more than 100 objects excavated by the French Archaeological Mission since it began its work in the UAE in 1977. Running from October 18, 2017 to January 31, 2018, the exhibition is curated by Dr. Sophie Mery, Director of the French Archaeological Mission ......read more

Plentiful Cinema-based Activities Offered by SICFF 2017

Guessing games, trick photography, virtual reality booths, and more explored by young visitors    Sharjah, 12 October 2017:  Alongside being the first-of-its-kind cinematic extravaganza curated for children and young adults, the fifth Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2017) has conceptualised and created a vast selection of hands-on activities, which are encouraging young participants to challenge their creative imaginations and experience the media arts and cinema in fun, yet relevant ways.    The “Guess Who” game, for instance, is a riot of colours to begin with, and SICFF has provided children 24 movie poster cards to determine what the name of the movie is. The objective is reached by asking either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions to the competing ......read more

Montegrappa Writing Prize 2018 Now Open to Writers across the Region

Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Returns   Dubai, 10 October 2017:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is pleased to announce the highly successful Montegrappa Writing Prize is back for 2018, and it is bigger than ever before. For the first time, the competition is broadening its reach and first time novelists from the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia can enter.   The winner of the Prize wins the chance to discuss their manuscript with international literary agent Luigi Bonomi, a two-night stay at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai, a copy of the current Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook and a Montegrappa Limited Edition Writing Instrument.   The competition is now open to residents of the above countries who are 21 years or older and who ......read more

SWS Senior Cup Victory for Al Mehairi

Al Barwani Claims Masters and Kumaran Wins SWS Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 10 October 2017:  Veteran racers ruled the night during the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Series on Monday (9 October) at Dubai Kartdrome.  Emirati aces Saeed Al Mehairi and Atef Al Barwani dominated the Senior Cup and Masters, and Kyle Kumaran took top honours in the Junior Cup. SWS Senior Cup & Masters Saeed Al Mehairi was out of the SWS Sprint Series for the summer, but returned to action without any loss in form, maintaining a near perfect run on his way to winning the round. Maz Nawaz was the only one to stand in Al Mehairi’s way, striking first by nabbing pole position in qualifying with a best lap time of 1:12.141. Following the qualifying, Al Mehairi went two-for-two on the evening, winning both heats and claiming the maximum ......read more

Want to Win a Trip to London? RSA Challenges UAE Residents to Crack a Smile on the Face of the Queen's Guard

Make the Queen’s Guard smile and get a chance to win a trip to London for two!                                    Dubai, October 10, 2017:  RSA Insurance will be challenging residents of the UAE with one mission: to see if they can make one of the Queen’s Royal Guards smile.  The Queen’s Guards are famed for their ability to remain entirely focused on their job, even in the face of camera-laden tourists and wannabe jokers. Despite surrounding distractions, they remain impassive as thousands of tourists a day approach them. They guard royal residences in London and are a popular subject for visitors taking pictures.  RSA have arranged for the people of the UAE to experience the smiling guard for themselves at ......read more

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

Mian Biwi Aur Wagah makes a comeback after the play’s successful inaugural shows in August   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2017:   Coinciding with Dubai’s venerable initiative of “The Year of Giving 2017,” the city’s newly formed homegrown South Asian community theatre group, Goonj Productions, is organizing a free matinee show of its back-on-popular-demand Urdu play “Mian, Biwi Aur Wagah”. An additional show of the play, which has been written and produced by professionals based in the UAE, will be staged for 160 blue-collar workers on Friday, October 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m.  This show will be followed by the play’s regular ticketed shows in the evenings of 13-14 October at 7:30 p.m. at The Junction, Alserkal Avenue. The duration of the play is ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ rider and former U23 World Champion Matej Mohoric won the Hong Kong Cyclothon on Sunday, successfully defending his 2016 title. The Slovenian rider crossed the finish line five seconds ahead of Robbie Hucker (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness team) while teammate Ben Swift came in 11th place.    Commenting on his victory Mohoric said: “UAE Team Emirates was one of two World Tour teams lined up at the starting line. We knew that in order to avoid taking on the burden of having to lead the race, we would have to ensure we made it into the breaks, and that is what we did. After 35 km, Swift and I managed to be part of an attack made up of about 20 riders or so and this turned out to be the crucial move we needed in the race. Our group started to break up as the ......read more

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

‘Global Perspectives on the Islamic Creative Economy’ highlights the growing potential of Dubai as the global capital of the Islamic economy  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 October 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has today launched its ‘Global Perspectives on the Islamic Creative Economy’ book, featuring interviews that present the opinions of experts from local and international experts about how to consolidate Dubai’s position as an international centre for the Islamic Culture and Art Economy (ICAE), and chart a future course of expansion for the ICAE.  The book was launched to the public during a press conference that took place at the Etihad Museum and was attended by Saeed Al Nabouda, ......read more

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

Young creatives invited to apply for a chance to win world-class amination coaching and have a chance to show their work at DIFF The Young Animators Award is now open for submissions Dubai, 08 October 2017:  DIFF is once again inviting all budding animators to enter The Young Animators Award, which returns to the Festival for a third year. The competition is encouraging 13-18 year-olds across the UAE to apply for a chance to win a workshop with some of the region’s most talented animators, and go on to create their own short. All submissions will then be judged by a panel of experts, with the winning film lighting up the big screen at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival in December.   Following the success of previous competition editions, DIFF alongside Taaleem, one of the largest ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Team to Take on Hong Kong Cyclothon

Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates travels to Asia this weekend to take on the third edition of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon, taking place on Sunday 8 October. For the first time in its history, the race has qualified as a UCI 1.1. category race.   The four riders competing for UAE Team Emirates include;  Andrea Guardini (Italy), Seid Lizde (Italy), Matej Mohoric (Slovenia) and Ben Swift (Great Britain).   This year’s race is set to be record breaking, with more than 4,900 general participants taking part. The 103km route will bring back fond memories for Matej Mohoric, who won the 2016 race and will be looking for a repeat performance this year.    Commenting on the upcoming race, Sports Director Simone Pedrazzini said: “Many of the participants ......read more

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Modolo Sprint Lands First Place on Stage Two at Tour of Pologne…

UAE Team Emirates’ rider secures first place on Stage Two and rises to third place in the General Classification   Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:  Team Press Release, Monday 31st July: Sacha Modolo gave UAE Team Emirates a stage win at the Tour of Pologne and in doing so breaks into the General Classification (GC) top three. The Italian sprinted to victory in what was a closely ......read more

Memac Ogilvy wins Zain Iraq telecom to manage its advertising, public relations and social media…

Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:   Memac Ogilvy, the leading advertising and public relations agency in MENA, succeeded to partner with Zain Iraq, part of Zain Group – the leading telecom and mobile data service provider across MENA, to offer communication services following a lengthy review with competitors. Held at Zain Iraq headquarters in Baghdad, the signing ceremony was attended by ......read more

Abu Dhabi Summer Season Stars Delight Orphans as Part of Year of Giving…

Fifty youngsters enjoy sightseeing tour around the capital and meet with cast from Masha & the Bear on Ice Abu Dhabi, July 31, 2017:  Stars from Masha & the Bear on Ice, in the UAE capital for Abu Dhabi Summer Season (ADSS), gave young orphans their first skating lessons on a special day out as part of the UAE’s Year of Giving. The day-long visit, organised by Abu Dhabi ......read more

Dubai Culture Announces ‘Best Script Award' Under a ‘Year of Giving 2017' Theme…

Part of Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre Programme 2017-2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 July 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced the launch of a ‘Best Script Award’ as part of its programme for the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017. The competition will take place ......read more

Dubai Sports City Launches Brand New Rugby Team – The Dubai Sports City Eagles…

DSC Eagles will cater for both boys and girls at youth, junior and senior levels with twice-weekly training sessions, matches and more DSC Eagles’ training sessions take place every Monday and Wednesday evening at Dubai Sports City’s Sports Park  DUBAI, 30 JULY 2017:   Ahead of the 2017/18 rugby season Dubai Sports City has launched a brand new rugby team, the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Signs Three Youth Hopefuls…

Saturday 29 July, UAE Team Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates is pleased to announced the signing of three young trainee riders; Seid Lizde, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Francesco Romano – effective from Tuesday 1st August.   Francesco Romano (Italy) and Aelksandr Riabushenko (Belarus) join from Team Palazzago, whilst Seia Lizde (Italy) joins from Colpack.   Each year, UCI World ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Set for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic Debut…

Briton Ben Swift leads strong six-man line-up  United Arab Emirates. Thursday, 27 July 2017:  Fresh from competing in last week’s Tour de France, UAE Team Emirates’ resident Brit, Ben Swift will lead the charge as the team compete in the newly appointed UCI World Tour race, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Amongst the UAE Team Emirates line-up are Italian riders ......read more

10 Reasons to Get the Kids Down to Fun City this Summer…

If you don't know Fun City as yet, your kids certainly do. And the huge, fun play areas, all across the city have an incredible membership deal available right now. Perfectly suited for kiddies from age one, up to 12 years old, each Fun City outlet is one of the best places for both kids and adults to connect, play and get active. Here are 10 reasons this is the best deal for you and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Name Tour De Pologne Line Up…

Rui Costa leads General Classification charge, with teammate Modolo on hunt for sprint victories   United Arab Emirates. Wednesday, 26 July 2017: Former World Champion, Rui Costa will be leading the charge for UAE Team Emirates at the upcoming Tour de Pologne (Tour of Poland). The Portuguese rider, making his race debut, will be joined by Italians Sacha Modolo, Valerio Conti and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Set to Tackle 37th Clásica de San Sebastián…

Louis Meintjes and Diego Ulissi to lead charge at the hilly post-Tour Classic United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 25 July 2017:  UAE Team Emirates is thrilled to announce its rider line up for the 37th edition of Clásica de San Sebastián, taking place on Saturday 29th July.  Amongst the UAE Team Emirates line-up are riders who have recently competed in  the Tour de ......read more

MENA Effie Awards returns to Dubai for ninth edition…

Call for entries now open across 29 categories, including new addition: ‘Renaissance’  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 27, 2017:  The ninth edition of the MENA Effie Awards (Effies) is set to take place on November 15, 2017. The awards programme was launched to honour the most effective marketing efforts in the region and the ceremony is expected to attract more than ......read more

Azzam Returns for SWS Senior Cup Win…

Second Consecutive Masters Victory for Ismail Dubai, UAE, 25 July 2017:   Following six weeks off due to injury, Rami Azzam returned to Sodi World Series (SWS) racing on Monday night (24 July) at Dubai Kartdrome and was right back to his winning ways with a Senior Cup triumph.  Mohammed Ismail continued his domination of the Masters category, nabbing his second class win in a ......read more

DIFF365 Warms Audiences with Creative Light Comedy "Brigsby Bear"…

Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney stars in Dave McCary's feature debut Dubai, 23 July 2017: DIFF365@VOX powered by du once again brings UAE cinema fans one of the world’s top independent films. Following Andrew Rossi’s fashion-themed non-fiction “The First Monday in May”, the all-year around initiative lightens the mood with a cuddly comedy. “Brigsby ......read more

B4U Plus Ranked Top Asian Channel in The Middle East…

IPSOS ranks B4U plus the second most viewed channel in the Middle East UAE– July 20, 2017:  The leading Bollywood entertainment channel, B4U Plus today announced that it is ranked the second most preferred and viewed Asian entertainment channel in the UAE by the leading market research company, IPSOS. In its recent affluent survey, IPSOS has ranked B4U Plus second - due to its ......read more

Documentary on Leonardo da Vinci by former Dubai-based artist gets international attention…

Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai and Sylvain Tremblay, a Montreal/New York based artist and former lecturer in Art History at the University, recently premiered a documentary titled The Master Project: Leonardo Da Vinci, which follows the life of the renowned Renaissance artist at the Chateau du Close Luce in Amboise, France.  The documentary follows Tremblay as ......read more

Facebook Announcement: Ability to create or link Groups to Pages…

Today, Facebook has rolled out the ability for Pages to create new Facebook Groups, or to link existing Facebook Groups with their Page. This feature began testing in April and is now available globally. This new tool will help the nearly 10 million Page admins who also administer a Group to build communities and drive authentic conversations in Groups around their business, brand, or ......read more

Second Edition of Prolight + Sound Middle East on Track for Greater Success in Dubai…

Leading AV brands look to capitalise from promising ME region Dubai, UAE: Already the Middle East region's premier exhibition for the pro-AV, events and entertainment industry, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017, is expecting to attract more than 40 exhibitors, representing close to100 brands from over eleven countries, drawn in by the exciting potential held out by the many mega events ......read more

The Valuable Collection of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at Etihad Museum…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum commemorates one of the most important moments in the UAE’s history – the birth of the nation at the 1971 Union Agreement. The seven Founding Fathers, whose inspiring lives are celebrated at the museum with a dedicated display. By sharing the personal history and belongings of these pioneering men, the Etihad Museum ......read more

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Standing…

Weather wreaks havoc for riders as UAE Team Emirates’ Meintjes retains eighth in GC standings 19 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes has held on to eighth place in the General Classification (GC) standings after strong crosswinds marred stage 16 of the Tour de France. With 15km to go and the peloton splitting, Meintjes joined fellow GC ......read more

Young Artistic Talents to Display Their Expertise at First Abu Dhabi Unplugged Event…

TCA Abu Dhabi launches programme of performing arts showcasing contemporary culture  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 July 2017:   Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is launching a series of live performing art shows called ‘Abu Dhabi Unplugged’ to allow young people to display their innovative talents, creativity, skills and abilities in ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches the Second Edition of its Reading Corner at Modhesh World…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the second edition of its reading corner at Modhesh World – Dubai’s ultimate indoor fun destination for families and kids. Following the success of last year’s reading corner, the new edition ......read more

Etihad Museum Honours the Founding Fathers…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum has been a very prestigious landmark in the UAE since its inspection and tells the story of the 1971 Union Agreement through the eyes of the Founding Fathers. The museum honours the Founding Fathers dedication, commitment and patriotism by showcasing their achievements and some of their private collections while inviting ......read more

Abu Dhabi University & Ministry of Community Development step-up collaboration in empowering People ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai Campus (ADU) recently met with representatives from the Welfare & Rehabilitation for People of Determination Department at the Ministry of Community Development to discuss opportunities for collaboration in identifying and developing the talents of people with special needs on par with international ......read more

Ulissi Snatches Second for UAE Team Emirates…

Italian Ulissi sprints to second place, securing team’s best result of the Tour    17 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi produced an inspirational ride to grab second place on stage 15 and in doing so, recorded the best result for the team on this year’s Tour. The Italian looked full of confidence as he joined the ......read more

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Position in Stage 14…

UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes maintains top ten whilst teammate Marcato finishes in top 20   16 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  Stage 14 saw UAE Team Emirates’, Louis Meintjes hold on to his ninth position in the overall General Classification standings whilst Italian teammate Marco Marcato finished amongst the top 20. This stage saw Chris Froome (Team Sky) ......read more

‘Dubai Culture' Launches ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts' 2017 Programme at the Dubai ...…

A full programme of educational and entertaining activities across five branches of Dubai Public Library Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 July 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage – has announced the launch of its ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts’ 2017 Programme at the ......read more

Top Ten in GC for UAE Team Emirates' Meintjes After Stage 12 of Le Tour…

South African Louis Meintjes finished in top five of the 12th stage of the Tour de France moving to tenth in the GC   Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:   Stage 12 came to a conclusion with UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes taking fifth place as part of the leaders group crossing the finish line, moving him up to tenth position in the overall General Classification of Tour de ......read more

Al Dhaheri Triumphs Over Top Ranked Drivers To Win At Adria Raceway…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2017:  Rashid Al Dhaheri, overcame one of the toughest fields in junior international karting with a stunning performance to win the fourth edition of the Trofeo Adria Raceway, in Italy on Sunday this weekend. The nine year-old triumphed over a field of over 50 international drivers in the Mini Class, aged between 8-12, the majority of whom were from the top ......read more

Marco Marcato Produces Aggressive Ride For UAE Team Emirates As Swift Grabs Ninth…

Italian Marcato led breakaway for 175km of stage 11, whilst teammate Swift sprints to top 10 finish   15 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Marco Marcato produced an exciting attacking display during stage 11 of the Tour de France, leading the breakaway for over 175km of the 203.5km race. Fellow UAE Team Emirates rider, Ben Swift also had a promising race, ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi: Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council Builds International Bridges for UAE's Talent…

Sharjah-based crafts council launches pop-up store with Fenwick of Bond Street UAE Ambassador to the UK: Irthi pop-up store represents UAE’s rich aesthetic experience and heritage Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council launched yesterday (Tuesday) its pop-up retail space in collaboration with luxury department store Fenwick of Bond Street, in London, ......read more

JCDecaux Strengthens Its Presence in the Middle East With a New Street Furniture Contract in Dubai…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th July – JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC), the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announced today that it has won with its Emirati partner, DXB Media Advertising, a new street furniture contract in Dubai (population 2.7 million) for 10 years, following a competitive tender by RTA (Roads and Transport Authority). This contract will be exercised ......read more

UAE Team Emirates in Dordogne After First Rest Day…

Peloton rides through Dordogne during stage ten after first rest day of the Tour de France   12 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:   After an exciting first part of Le Tour, stage ten began and ended in the Dordogne region of France, with the General Classification standings broadly the same as stage nine. UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes retained 11th place in the overall GC ......read more

SWS Senior Cup Victory for Romaldo Labrooy at Dubai Kartdrome…

Labrooy takes top senior spoils while Mohammed Ismail continues Masters winning ways Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2017:  The first Sodi World Series (SWS) race night took place at Dubai Kartdrome last night (10 July), with 25 competitors braving the warm UAE summer temperatures to battle for top honours. The consistency delivered on the track by Romaldo Labrooy paid off and saw him picking ......read more

ACT TOO opens enrollment for Summer Acting Programme 2017…

Dubai, July 11, 2017:  If you’re looking for something a little cooler and adventurous this summer, come join the ACT TOO summer acting program at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC). Whether it’s to boost your communication skills or simply do something creative in a professional theatre setting, this two-week course welcomes adult students of all levels to ......read more

Lexus Short Film ‘Game' Wins the Bronze Lion in Cannes…

Dubai, UAE – 11 July 2017: Lexus and The Weinstein Company have announced that Jeannie Donohoe’s film Game has won a Bronze Entertainment Lion for Cinema and Theatrical Fiction Film at Cannes Lions. Game, about a young athlete who defies the odds to pursue a sports passion, was one of four films released this year as part of Season 3 of the Lexus Short Films series.  Lexus ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Louis Meintjes 11th in GC After Dramatic Queen Stage…

South African moves up to 11th place in the overall General Classification after a tough stage nine   Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017:  One of the toughest stages on this year’s Tour saw UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes moving up in the General Classification and Youth Classification to place 11th and second respectively. The stage was won by Rigoberto Uran ......read more

Meintjes 12th As Tour Prepare For Gruelling Stage Nine…

South African secures 12th place in stage eight as riders gear up for the biggest test on the Tour    9 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finished 12th on stage eight of the Tour, in what were challenging conditions for all riders. With temperatures again hitting 30 degrees and the most difficult test to come – tomorrow’s ......read more

DIFF365 Explores New York's Elite Gala Through “The First Monday in May”…

Andrew Rossi's film gives the audience an inside look at the infamous Met Gala Dubai, 09 July 2017:  The independent cinema initiative, DIFF365@VOX powered by du has revealed the latest addition to its global line-up, Andrew Rossi’s non-fiction, “The First Monday in May”. After a peak into Egyptian cinema through “Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim”, the ......read more

Uae Team Emirates on the Attack…

Italian Mori produces another attacking display for UAE Team Emirates during stage seven of the Tour de France   Friday, 8 July 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates produced another attacking display on stage seven of the Tour de France as Italian, Manuele Mori headed the breakaway group for over 200km. The flat nature of today’s stage suited the sprinters as they ......read more

Laengen Grabs Most Aggressive Rider Award On Stage Six Of Tour de France…

Thrilling ride from UAE Team Emirates’ Norwegian in 210km three-man breakaway   Thursday, 6 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Vegard Stake Laengen put up a thrilling attacking display during stage six of the Tour to win the award for the most aggressive rider of the day and will go into stage seven wearing the red numbered bib. A breakaway ......read more

Get ready to go ‘Under the Sea' at City Walk…

Underwater, aquatic themed indoor attraction invites families to venture into a maritime deep-sea of fun this summer season Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  City Walk, the urban living destination by Meraas, continues to entertain families over the hot summer months with the opening of ‘Under the Sea’, an interactive underwater themed experience launching in celebration of the 2017 ......read more

Meintjes Impresses In 11th Place Finish…

UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finishes 11th to rise 100 places in General Classification   Wednesday, 5 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes put in a strong display amongst the climbers on stage five of the Tour de France, crossing the finish line in 11th place, only denied a top 10 finish by Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), who had started ......read more

The Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center launches “Design Competition”…

DUBAI, 5 July 2017:  In its efforts to enhance innovation and to empower the youth, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) launched a “Design Competition”. The open call is for participants to design HHC’s stand at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2017.  The competition is open to male and female participants living in ......read more

Swift Caught Up in Controversial Final Sprint Crash…

UAE Team Emirates’ Ben Swift denied a top 10 finish following controversial crash in finishing sprint   Tuesday, 5 July 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Ben Swift was denied a top 10 finish on stage four of the Tour de France as the rider was caught up in a controversial crash, metres from the finish. Fellow UAE Team Emirates rider Maneule Mori was fortunate ......read more

‘Dubai Culture' Hosts Focus Group for Enhancing Culture and Arts Support Services…

Services enhancement team meets with six government entities to learn from their ideas and suggestions for upgrading the Authority’s support services Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 July 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted a focus group aimed at enhancing its culture and arts support ......read more

Two Billion People Coming Together on Facebook…

By Naomi Gleit, VP of Social Good Dubai, UAE, June 29, 2017:  Today, we reached a new milestone: there are now two billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month. This wouldn't have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who are sharing and making meaningful contributions every day. Each day, more than 175 million people ......read more

First Abu Dhabi Bank Announced as the New Partner of UAE Team Emirates Professional Cycling Team…

June 29, 2017, United Arab Emirates: We are proud to announce a new important partnership, which will commence at the Tour de France. First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest financial institutions, will become one of the main partners of UAE Team Emirates, where its logo will be placed on the center and the sides of the team’s new ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Set to Tackle Iconic Tour de France for the First Time…

UAE colours to adorn the legendary cycling race for the first time as Team seeks stage wins at the 104th Tour de France    United Arab Emirates. Wednesday, 28 June 2017: UAE Team Emirates will tackle its first Tour de France, the second Grand Tour of the season, this Saturday with a line-up that includes both strong Climbers and Attackers, all seeking stage wins on the ultimate ......read more

Orient Planet rated ‘A' by region's first SME rating system…

June 27, 2017: Orient Planet, an award-winning and a leading public relations (PR) and marketing communications agency based in Dubai, has recently been awarded with an ‘A’ rating as a Dubai SME Rated Business, receiving a certificate from Dubai SME following a rigorous review of its business under the Dubai SME Rating Framework--a ratings system initiative that aims to provide a ......read more

16 UAE Team Emirates' Riders Will Participate in Their Respective National Championships…

A number of UAE Team Emirates’ riders will battle it out for their respective National Championships this week.  Individual time trial and road race events will be contested by 16 of our riders across four countries on Friday 23rd June and Sunday 25th June, with Przemysław Niemiec kicking things off on Friday as he goes in search of a Polish Road race title.  Champion ......read more

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