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Dubai Culture opens the first phase of Al Shindagha Museum

The first phase includes the ‘Dubai Creek: Birth of a City’ pavilion and the Perfume House The Museum is a key tourist attraction that helps raise Dubai’s historic and cultural significance Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 March 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, announced that Al Shindagha Museum opens its doors to visitors in Q1 2019. The museum represents the first phase of the ambitious Dubai Historical District (DHD) project and was developed in collaboration between Dubai Culture which will manage the museum’s content and operations, Dubai Municipality (DM), and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).   Al Shindagha Museum is a ......read more

Mirza and Durasek Congratulate Team UAE cyclists on their Special Olympics World Games Medal Haul

March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Emirati National Road Race and Time Trial Champion, Yousif Mirza, and team mate Kristijan Durasek took time out from their UCI WorldTour schedule to visit Abu Dhabi and lend their support to First Abu Dhabi Bank’s partnership with the Special Olympics World Games. The duo attended the finals of the Men’s 10km Road Race at Yas Marina Circuit and met with members of the UAE Special Olympics Cycling Squad. Mirza and Durasek – who are no strangers to the challenging cycling conditions that the riders have faced this week – provided advice and encouragement to the team and also congratulated a number of the riders on their medal winning achievements.  Over the past three days the UAE Special Olympics men’s cycling team has picked up a number of medals across a series of ......read more

Kepa Carmona Crowned Champion of TRD 86 Cup Season 5 Following Thrilling Final Round Showdown

The Spanish driver almost lost out in the rain soaked, action packed season finale of the local racing series, but still topped the leaderboard overall with a total of 248 points Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, March 18, 2019:   Yas Marina Circuit on Friday saw another outstanding day of local motorsport, as Spaniard Kepa Carmona sealed his victorious season in the TRD 86 Cup. Despite garnering 20 points from Race 1 and crashing out in the lead of Race 2, this was enough to boost Carmona’s overall season points tally to 248, putting him at the top of the final driver standings for Season 5 of the single-make local racing championship. Beating fellow Gold Class competitor Ahmad Al Moosa by only 6 points over the course of the championship, and last year’s winner Saif Al Ameri by 40 points, he was crowned TRD ......read more

Papua New Guinea Completes Hat-trick of Shot-put Medals at World Games Abu Dhabi

Byline: Brendyn Monsorate, Bilal Hafeez and Christopher Swaminathan – three people of determination who are working as part of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 press office.  Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2019:   Athletes from Papua New Guinea (PNG) enjoyed a clean sweep of medals at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.     The sportsmen and women from the tiny Pacific Island nation made their presence felt after winning gold, silver and bronze in the shot-put competitions at the Dubai Police Stadium.    Sixteen-year-old Judy Jubilee Moi won a gold medal, with Grace Dindillo, 22, taking a silver in her contest, and 26-year-old Jason Jubilee completing a hat-trick of honors for PNG with bronze.    One of the smallest countries and teams competing in the World ......read more

Fictional Characters Brought to Life as MEFCC Hosts UAE Preliminaries of World Cosplay Summit

Opportunity to represent the UAE at the World Cosplay Summit 2019 Championship Finals in Japan.  UAE-based cosplayers reveal the story behind their transformation into characters of films, books, comics and video games. Alodia Gosiengfiao – cosplay star from the Philippines confirmed to attend MEFCC as Cosplay Judge. Dubai, UAE, 18th March 2019:   Dubai will soon set the stage for the ultimate showdown between fictional heroes and villains as the UAE edition of the World Cosplay Summit swoops into town.    Cosplay (literally costume-play) is the art of portraying a fictional character from a film, comic book, video game, anime (Japanese animation) or manga (Japanese comic book) through detailed costuming and make-up. The craft has a growing following in the UAE and involved the wearer ......read more

Ultimate Dabangg Stunt Show returns with thrilling new performances at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Experience the blockbuster action-packed indoor stunt and dance show  Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has re-launched its hugely popular hit live show ‘Dabangg: Stunt Spectacular’ with more drama and action, themed around the Bollywood mega hit movie Dabangg. Organised in a Bollywood-themed cinematic setting, the show features live stunts, explosions and dramatic song and dance sequences as Salman Khan’s famous character Police officer Chulbul Pandey risks everything to save the love of his life, Rajo. This power packed 22 minutes show will take the spectators on an adventure three times every day. The Dabangg stunt show is part of the ......read more

Hamda Al Hosani is the Golden Girl again for UAE at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Dubai - UAE 17 March 2019: The UAE’s Hamda Al Hosani will have to make room for another medal in her cabinet after winning gold in the 200m final at Special Olympics World Games. At Dubai Police Stadium today, the 30-year-old sprinter crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 32.14 seconds. Canada’s Eva Bell who crossed the line at 34.81 seconds closely followed her.  There was more reason to celebrate for the UAE, with Hamda’s fellow Special Olympics UAE sprinter, Momena Shirdal, coming in third (36.42) during the same race and winning bronze. The result comes as no surprise, with Hamda having dominated the track at various Special Olympic events. The Emirati sprinter, who is known for having more medals than Usain Bolt, has more than 15 medals to her name.  Hamda, who will compete in the ......read more

Russian Powerlifter Jumps for Joy After Squatting Impressive 350 Kilograms

Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019:   Russian Special Olympics Team powerlifter, Sergei Mukhligin, proved that determination, spirit and commitment pays off after he successfully lifted a huge 350-kilogram weight. The 20-year-old’s feat of strength won him a silver medal in the squat competition, but his outpouring of emotion won him countless friends at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and around the globe. Sergei jumped for joy and raced across the stage to embrace his coach immediately after squatting the second heaviest weight in his group contest. The wonderful moment was captured live on TV. Amanjot Singh, from SO Bharat, won gold in the squat contest after lifting 385kg. SO Cout D’Ivorie athlete Krou Jean Martial Kouakou came third with a lift of 312.5kg. The men’s powerlifting competition ......read more

UAE Women's Basketball Teams Triumphant on Day Two of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019:   Host nation, UAE, added another two gold medals to its tally as the unified female basketball team (division 1) and traditional female team (division 3) both overcame their opponents on day two of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. In front of a large crowd at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the unified female division 1 team beat Pakistan 23-7, whilst the traditional division 3 team beat Egypt 13-11.  The final whistle sparked frenzied celebrations from fans and player, Sherifa Saeed Al Yaqoubi, who was on the winning side against Egypt, could not hide her delight. “This is an amazing victory for us,” said the 22-year-old. “We have all been preparing hard for the World Games and our training has paid off with this result. We are ......read more

Team GB Cycling Star Kiera Byland Takes Gold Medal in Her First Race at World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019:  British cycling star Kiera Byland won a gold medal for Team GB in her opening race at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The 20-year-old athlete was first across the finish line in the women’s 15-kilometer Road Race Final held at Yas Marina Circuit. Kiera, who comes from the north-west of England, was delighted with her performance after completing the race in 24 minutes and 24 seconds. The Team GB athlete saw off competition from Germany’s Heike Naujoks and Spain’s Elena Hernandez to seal the victory. A delighted Kiera put her victory down to months of hard training and preparation ahead of the World Games.  “I said to my teammates ‘I hope I do really well in my first race’ and then, obviously, I’ve done really good,” said ......read more

Emirati Bocce Star Mahmoud Jarour Has His Sights Set on the Gold Medal – and a Visit to the Palace

Dubai, UAE 16 March 2019:   Mahmoud Jarour wants to win a gold medal in bocce at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 – and when he does, he hopes to personally give it to the leaders of the UAE.   The Emirati athlete is well on his way to achieving his goal after winning his opening two games in the men’s singles competition, played at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) today (16 March).   “I am very happy and proud to be part of Special Olympics here in Abu Dhabi,” said Mahmoud, who attended the second day of the World Games with his sister, Amal.   If his dream of winning gold in the final comes true, he plans to hand the medal over to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and to H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown ......read more

Winners Announced for 13th Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

Five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for exceptional work For images of the authors and book covers, please click here Abu Dhabi, 16 March 2019:   The 13th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the winners for 2018/19, with five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for their exceptional literary and intellectual publications. The Award is presented annually to outstanding writers, intellectuals and publishers, as well as emerging talents whose writing and translation in the humanities field enriches Arab intellectual, cultural, literary and social life.   Moroccan writer and novelist Bensalem Himmich’s autobiography The Self - Between Existence and Creation (Le Centre Culturel Du Livre, 2018) won the “Literature” category ......read more

Electrifying and Inspiring Opening Ceremony Signals Start of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi in Breathtaking Style

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declares Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 open  Performance of official World Games Abu Dhabi anthem by global music stars and arrival of Flame of Hope watched by thousands in stadium and millions live on global TV  Parade of Athletes from record number of nations, accompanied by Special Olympics Chairman Dr Timothy Shriver, Heads of State, VIPs, celebrities and representatives of the Special Olympics movement, met with huge applause as they entered arena  Dubai, UAE, 16, March 2019:   His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the start of Special Olympics World Games 2019 at a spectacular Opening Ceremony at Zayed Sports City on Wednesday.   The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the ......read more

UAE Unified Football Team Seal First Victory at World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 With 4-0 Win Over South Africa

Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019:   The UAE Special Olympics Unified Football Team claimed victory over South Africa on Friday. Playing its second match of the World Games at Zayed Sports City, the 11-a-side UAE team recorded a 4-0 win over its opponents  A dominant display by the Emirati team in front of a crowd of energetic home fans saw goals scored by Ayman Al Maqbali, Abdelaziz Al Hamour with Khalid Al Maamari scoring a brace. The victory, the UAE’s first of the World Games, means the team will be full of confidence before taking on Jamaica in its final Group A match on Saturday. The UAE team, which features athletes with and without intellectual disabilities, narrowly lost out (2-1) to Spain in its opening match.  Football made its debut at the World Games in 1986 and has become one of the largest ......read more

Now United to Perform at World Games' Opening Ceremony Pre-Show

Dubai, UAE, 14 March 2019: Now United, the global pop group featuring 14 singing and dancing artists from 14 different countries will headline tonight’s (14 March) Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 pre-show. Now United will take to the stage in front of more than 40,000 spectators just after 6.15pm for a fifteen-minute set. Fans can also look forward to seeing all 14 members, who range between 16-20 years old, put on a spectacular performance. The group features artists from 14 different nations including Brazil, the Philippines, Senegal and India, and have seen their popularity grow since debuting in 2018. The group will perform four of its hit singles including Summer in the City, All Day, How We Do it and Beautiful Life.        

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Special Olympics athletes will play alongside NFL stars, football legends and Olympians at World Games

Dubai, UAE, 14th March 2019:   Special Olympics athletes will have the chance to show off their sporting skills alongside a number of NFL players, football legends and Olympians at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 as part of a series of Unified Sports Experiences.    The Unified Sports Experiences, which began on 13 March with former figure skater Michelle Kwan competing in golf, will continue until 20 March, featuring a series of exciting activations and clinics.    NFL stars Jamaal Charles, now retired, and Joe Haden through his foundation, 1 Strong All Great, will also be sharing their expertise thanks to a partnership with the Emirates American Football League. Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback, Haden and former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Charles will be leading an ......read more

12 People of Determination Amongst Diverse Workforce for World Games Organizing Committee

Dubai, UAE, 13 March 2019: Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is leading by example by promoting inclusion within its workforce.   Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the Local Organizing Committee and setting the stage for this year’s World Games are more than 300 employees from a variety of different backgrounds.  With less than 2 days remaining until the UAE stages the most unified World Games in the 50-year history of the Special Olympics movement, the LOC are helping to ensure the event not only exceeds expectations but also creates a legacy of positive social change for People of Determination in the UAE and across the world.   Based at the Abu Dhabi headquarters, the LOC’s team of employees consists of 305 people representing 45 nationalities. This includes 12 People ......read more

A Coast to Coast Challenge Awaits as UAE Team Emirates Heads to Italy for Tirreno-Adriatico

Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2019:  Tirreno-Adriatico – known as the ‘Race of the Two Seas’ – kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday 13th March) and provides a seven man squad from UAE Team Emirates with seven days of racing through some of Italy’s most beautiful and challenging terrain. The week long route weaves its way from the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west coast of the country to the Adriatic on the east and offers a mix of climbs, bunch sprints and time trials. Waiting in the wings to take on the mini Giro d’Italia is an international mix of talent captained by the experienced Portuguese stage racer Rui Costa, Swiss time trial specialist Tom Bohli and the team’s Columbian sprinter Fernando Gaviria, who tasted success in 2017 and 2016 with stage wins in both editions. The Italian trio of Simone Consonni, ......read more

Week 12 of Emirates Longines Show Jumping League Competitions Draws to an End with UAE Majority Wins

Salim Al Suwaidi takes the lead in a major competition in Al Ain Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  The UAE’s Salim Khamis Al Suwaidi and 22-year-old ‘Espresso’ of the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club led the 12th week’s main event of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League competitions, which included 13 rounds and saw the participation of a significant number of riders of all levels from clubs and equestrian centres around the UAE. The competition was held at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member and Chairman of Al Ain Equestrian Club. The competitions took place last Friday and Saturday during two morning and evening phases, under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing ......read more

World Art Dubai 2019

Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  World Art Dubai, the Middle East’s largest affordable retail art fair, boasts a collection of 150 galleries and artists from more than 30 countries displaying over 3,000 pieces starting from $100 onwards. The expansive and accessible collection includes classic, modern and abstract paintings, cubism pieces, mixed media works, sculptures, pop art and calligraphy.  In addition to the core art on sale, World Art Dubai features an array of interactive activities for art fans of all ages, including live painting sessions, expert talks and hands-on creative learning workshops with the region’s most recognised artists.  Day tickets are available online ahead of the show here for just 20 Dhs. Kids aged 10-18 enter for only 10 Dhs, while attendance is free for anyone under 10 years ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts hosts heroes from Special Olympics at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai

Dubai, 11 March 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, welcomed over 4,000 athletes due to compete in the Special Olympics World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to enjoy a thrilling day of adventure and excitement at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai on 9 March. The athletes had a great time at the park filled with adrenaline rush and excitement, and the opportunity to meet their favourite characters.  Mohamed Almulla, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, DXB Entertainments, the company that owns Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “The destination was delighted to host the Special Olympics heroes ......read more

Run alongside Special Olympics Athletes at the official World Games 2019 Half Marathon

UAE, 10 March 2019: Members of the UAE’s running community can show their support for inclusion by joining Special Olympics athletes on 16 March when they take to the track for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Half Marathon competition.  ‘Run Unified’ will see people from across the UAE given the opportunity to run alongside Special Olympics athletes who are participating in Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.   Organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ‘Run Unified’ will take place on Al Hudayriat Island and features 11km, 6km and 2.5km distances as well as the World Games Half Marathon route. For the Special Olympics athletes participating, the Half Marathon event is their official World Games competition. ‘Run Unified’ is part of a series of ......read more

Special Olympics: Divisioning Explained

Dubai - UAE, 9 March 2019: Thousands of athletes of determination have started arriving in the UAE ahead of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and are gearing up for one of Special Olympics’ most unique elements of the Games, ‘divisioning’.    Divisioning will take place from 12th for all sports except for 11-a-side Football, which will go straight to the group stages, Powerlifting, Open Water Swimming and Triathlon, all of which will go straight competition stages.     Divisioning allows all athletes participating in any Special Olympics Games the opportunity to compete on an equal playing field. It is a fundamental rule, which matches athletes up with others of the same gender, around the same age, and most importantly of the same competitive ability.   This type of ......read more

The UAE hosts the World

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Host Town Program will see over 11,000 people from across the world hosted in all seven emirates  The Host Town Program will be the largest cultural exchange program ever to be held in the MENA region from 8 - 11 March  All seven emirates have created an exciting itinerary of activities that showcases the UAE's many cultural offerings  UAE, 9th March 2019 : The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Community Development and Host Town committees of each emirate, is preparing to host the world from 8 - 11 March .   The World Games' Host Town Program will be the largest cultural exchange program in the Middle East and North Africa. It will see almost 11,000 athletes and ......read more

Sheikh Mansoor flags off competitors in Dubai International Baja

Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2019: HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum flagged off the competitors at the ceremonial start of the Dubai International Baja powered by AW Rostamani and Nissan at Dubai Autodrome at tonight. The event is the second round of the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Bajas for cars and buggies and the opening round of this year’s FIM Bajas World Cup for bikes and quads. Taking place under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, the rally has a starting line-up of 27 cars and buggies and 46 bikes and quads. The event is supported by the Government of Dubai, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, the General Authority of Sports, Dubai Customs, Al Ain Water and Emarat petrol. Competitors head out from Dubai Autodrome into the Al Qudra ......read more

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UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria Doubles Down in Argentina With Second Win of the Season…

Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  In his second bunch sprint finish of the Vuelta a San Juan, UAE Team Emirates’ fast man Fernando Gaviria took a well-earned win, doubling his tally of 2019 victories after only four days of competitive racing. The Colombian sprinter continued his run of fine form, building on his opening stage success last Sunday.   This time, the 24-year-old ......read more

Mirza Heads to Mallorca With UAETeam Emirates for His First Race of 2019…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Emirati all-rounder, Yousif Mirza, heads to Europe with 11 of his team mates in their first set of races for the 2019 season, as they take on Challenge Mallorca, a four day competition from January 31 to February 3.   Four seven-man teams will be guided by Sports Director Marco Marzano (Italy) and Technical Assistant Paolo Tiralongo (Italy) across ......read more

H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) kicks off today…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council - Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of Sharjah, the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) begins today. The Sharjah Equestrian and ......read more

Daniah Alsaleh Announced as Winner of The Second Edition of the Ithra Art Prize,…

A Joint Initiative Between the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and Art Dubai Set Up to Support and Promote Saudi Artistic Talent Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai announce today London-based Saudi Arabian artist Daniah Alsaleh as the winner of the second edition of the Ithra Art Prize. The initiative was launched in ......read more

World's First Female Only Trampoline Park Is a Hit With Riyadh Ladies…

BOUNCE Rawdah has witnessed 30 million jumps in its first month, resulting in more than 10 million calories being burnt.   January 30, 2019:   The female community of Riyadh are swarming into the world’s first ladies only trampoline park and have embraced a fun, new fitness trend.   BOUNCE Rawdah opened its doors to the public in December, following a special launch ......read more

LEGOLAND® Dubai lights up this February to celebrate Chinese New Year…

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Prometheus Medical to assist with critical medical support for 7,500 athletes at Special Olympics ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:   The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has signed a partnership with Prometheus Medical as Official Supplier, that will ensure crucial access to medical support for People of Determination at the upcoming World Games.  A British corporation with regional headquarters in the UAE, Prometheus Medical ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Takes Second Place in Stage Two of the Vuelta a San Juan…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  After launching Fernando Gaviria’s sprint finish, which enabled UAE Team Emirates to claim a win on day one of the Vuelta a San Juan, Simone Consonni was rewarded with his own podium place when he finished second, just behind Stage 2 winner Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).   During Stage 2, the peloton was tasked with climbing up and ......read more

UAE National Girls' Team ‘A' increase their lead at the top in Dubai Sports Council Football ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:   The UAE National Girls’ Team A have increased their lead at the top of the points table with a 2-1 win over second-placed Du LaLiga HPC Girls in Week 9 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship. The win allowed UAE National Girls’ Team A to maintain their unbeaten record in the Girls’ Under 18 category and take ......read more

Sharjah Hosts One of the Most Prestigious Show Jumping Competitions This Weekend…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Thursday, January 31st from 8:30am – 8:30pm; Friday, February 1st from 8:30am – 10:00pm & ......read more

Spectacular Opening Ceremony planned for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019…

More than 40,000 spectators at Zayed Sports City and millions of viewers worldwide will celebrate the official start of the World Games in less than 50 days’ time  People with intellectual disabilities are the creative force developing the performances, playing a pivotal role in the creation and staging of the event   Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  In less than ......read more

Germany's Philipp Weishaupt wins Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines in the 19th Sharjah ...…

UAE riders take lead for the Nation Cup in the categories of Children, Juniors and Young riders  Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:  Germany’s Philipp Weishaupt and his horse ‘Catokia 2’ won the Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines at the conclusion of the 19th Sharjah International Show Jumping Championship (CSI3*), which was held under the guidance of Dr. Sultan ......read more

Meet the Women Who Changed the World at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature…

Festival set to welcome host of remarkable women whose achievements have paved the way for womankind   Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:   Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019) will celebrate women who have stood at the crossroads of history, and changed the world with their fearlessness, ambition and incredible drive to succeed, in fields ranging from ......read more

Dubai Judicial Institute holds draw for 7th edition of ‘DJI Football Tournament' under the theme ...…

Dubai Courts and the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department in the inauguration of the tournament The 20-team draw ceremony represents government entities and institutions  The tournament will take place on DJI's stadium from 4 February – 12 March Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28th January 2019:   Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) announced that this ......read more

Oli Thompson Beats Roman Wehbe at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE…

Oli Thompson beats Roman Wehbe by way of knock out in the main event Emirati Ahmed Al Darmaki wins his first MMA fight by TKO in the first round. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27th January, 2019:   Britain’s ‘Strongest Man’ and UFC veteran, Oli Thompson and Team Nogueira Dubai’s Roman Wehbe met in the cage at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 to determine who is the best ......read more

World No. 1 and Australian Open Champion Naomi Osaka Set to Dazzle in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2019:  All eyes will be on Australian Open champion and new world No. 1 Naomi Osaka when the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships gets underway in just three weeks’ time.   Her rapid climb to the very top of the game has been nothing short of astonishing. Last year when she competed in Dubai she was ranked a modest 48, but immediately after losing in the ......read more

Naomi Osaka victorious in the 2019 Australian Open women's final…

Dubai, UAE - 27 January 2019:  The women’s final of the Australian Open saw current US Open champion Naomi Osaka battle with two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, with both players vying for their first Australian Open title and the world No.1 ranking for the taking.  Prior to the match, the Emirates suite played host to a mix of celebrities, Skywards members and VIP guests, ......read more

Join the roving dancing dragons at Dubai Parks and Resorts in celebration of the Chinese New Year…

Chinese-inspired delicacies, authentic market, dragon dances, traditional shows and colourful decorations mark the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations Dubai, UAE, 27 January 2019: Get ready to be transported to the vibrant streets of Mainland China with a spectacular line-up of entertainment and activities planned at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and ......read more

1,500 UAE Students to Step Up Their Game Competing at the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ...…

The first competition of its kind to include robotics, programming and technology innovation all under one roof Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  The Ministry of Education is gearing up for the launch of its Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIR) series competition this Sunday, 27 January 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi with the participation of more ......read more

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22 January, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   British youngster Alex Connor will race with British F4 Team Champions for the 2019 season. 14-year-old Alex, will be one of the youngest drivers in British F4 history when he makes his debut for the Arden team this season.  Alex is a UAE born, racing driver, who started racing in November 2013 in the Sodi World Series (SWS) Junior Cup at Dubai ......read more

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Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  The 2019 Tour Down Under ends successfully for the riders of UAE Team Emirates, who got their season off to a flying start by taking the overall team classification in the first UCI World Tour Race of the year.   The team rode consistently well from the first stage until the last, wrapping up a hard fought tour on the iconic climb of Willunga Hill. ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen Wins Stage 5 at the Santos Tour Down Under…

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  The Belgium 20-year-old, Jasper Philipsen, a new signing for the team this season, only needed five days of racing to take his first win in UAE Team Emirates colours. That came in Strathalbyn, Australia after 149.5km of racing from Glenelg in the Tour Down Under’s fifth stage.   Philipsen was not the first rider over the line, instead it was ......read more

IPAF hosts 10th UAE Nadwa…

Writers’ workshop is held in Sharjah, the World Book Capital for 2019, and led by acclaimed Arab writers Iman Humaydan and Muhsin al-Ramli with new support of Department of Culture — Sharjah Government Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  This week, a group of eight emerging Arab authors gathered in Sharjah to take part in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s annual ......read more

Dubai-based sports star Sarra Lajnef gets Women Leadership Award…

Dubai, January 17, 2019:   Dubai-based international athlete Sarra Lajnef has added to her impressive list of accolades the Women Leadership Award from the World Women Leadership Congress for her outstanding personal achievements and resolute determination in pursuit of sporting excellence. Sarra’s inspirational accomplishments came to the attention of the Middle East Women ......read more

World Number One Simona Halep Returns to Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:  World No. 1 Simona Halep is eagerly looking forward to making a return to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the first time in three years when play kicks off next month.   The Dubai Duty Free WTA Player Ambassador heads an incredible field that includes all but one of the top 10 as she seeks to regain the title she last claimed in 2015. Since ......read more

Al Mouj Muscat pays tribute to Oman with Layers of Oman Exhibition…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:   In line with its strategy of promoting arts and culture in the Sultanate, Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's leading Integrated Tourism Complex, hosted a photography exhibition titles "Layers of Oman". Focusing on the rich heritage, lifestyle and nature of ancient Oman, the exhibition showcased some of Oman’s proudest moments and ......read more

Global Village presents Scheherazade, a timeless tale of intrigue and adventure…

Majestic musical by Ornina Arts and acclaimed director Nasser Ibrahim 14th January 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, now hosts three performances every night of Scheherazade, a grand scale musical production of the classic tale of intrigue ......read more

Third Edition of Al Shira'aa International Horse Show Concludes with Thrilling Finale…

UAE’s Own Almarri Wins Prestigious Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  This year’s edition of the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show has drawn to a spectacular close with the UAE winning the prestigious CSI4* Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix. The two-round class concluded with a crowning ceremony, where the cup winner was awarded ......read more

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Partners With Uae Pro League Committee to Spread ...…

12 January 2019, Abu Dhabi:   The UAE Pro League Committee has become an official media partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today.   The agreement will support efforts to raise awareness of the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event with football fans across the UAE.   Being ......read more

Lifetime KidsRooms Grand Opening In Dubai, UAE…

Eco-Friendly luxury children’s furniture company, Lifetime Kidsroom opens a brand new store in Mercato Mall, Dubai, UAE Dubai, UAE - January 12, 2019 - The 47 year-old global Danish brand, Lifetime Kidsroom is opening their new flagship store in the UAE in Dubai’s Mercato Mall on Friday, January 11, 2019.  The Danish Ambassador, H.E. Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin, will do the ......read more

Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai kicks off the 2019 season for Audi…

Season opener with 15 race cars from Audi Sport customer racing Eight Audi R8 LMS for GT3 and one for GT4 Six Audi RS 3 LMS in TCR category Dubai, January 10, 2019 –   Never before has Audi Sport customer racing’s representation in the UAE been as strong as this year at the Hankook 24H Dubai. A record 15 of the 77 race cars in the field are sporting the Four ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Kick Start 2019 With a New Squad, New Kit and New Ambitions…

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:  The UCI World Tour 2019 is less than one-week away and for UAE Team Emirates, it not only marks their third season as a professional cycling squad on the sport’s biggest stage, but one that promises to become their most successful to date.  Their  2018 campaign brought the team a series of high profile wins across the year, with impressive ......read more

Shane Breen Wins Grand Prix Qualifier at Al Shira'aa International Horse Show for the Second Year…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th January 2019:   Team Z7’s Shane Breen landed the €25,000 Meadow Court Stud Presents Grand Prix Qualifier, the feature class on the opening day of the CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show yesterday with Can Ya Makan. Shane Breen continues his run of spectacular form after landing the four star Grand Prix in Liverpool, England and victory in ......read more

Suwaidi Claims First Class of Four Star Al Shira'aa International Horse Show…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 January 2019:   The €250,000 four star Al Shira’aa International Horse Show got underway on Wednesday and it was UAE rider, Salim Ahmed Al Suwaidi who recorded the first victory of the four-day event Al Forsan Equestrian Centre. Al Suwaidi was landing his second win of the week having already steered his second horse, Snapp Jack into top spot during the ......read more

Young Al Owais Ends Al Shira'aa One Star With Victory…

CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show Begins Wednesday 9th January  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8th January 2019:   The CSI1* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show came to an end on Monday evening with victory for young Emirati rider Eisa Omran Al Owais who defeated far more experienced competitors to claim the 120cm class at Al Forsan Equestrian Centre. Al Owais, from ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan welcomes winners of 10th MBR Creative Sports Awards…

All the winners will be awarded at Wednesday’s ceremony in DWTC’s Sheikh Rashid Ballroom Dubai, UAE, January 08, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated all the winners of the 10th edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Award, who will be honoured for their ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Al Shira'aa Stables Holds Prestigious Al Shira'aa International Horse Show this Week…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the four-day event will be held at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort   What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, January 9th from 11:30am – 8:00pm; Thursday, January 10th from 10:30am – 7:00pm; Friday, January 11th from 11:00am – 8:30pm; & Saturday, ......read more

Gharib Lands Al Shira'aa Double As One-Star Event Comes To A Close…

€250,000CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show Gets Underway on Wednesday  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7th January 2019:   The Al Shira’aa International Horse Show is proving a happy hunting ground for Syria’s Hicham Gharib, who on Monday evening claimed his second class in two days aboard the fleet-footed K.Abrax. The CSI1* show came to a close late on Monday ......read more

Longlist, judges and dates announced for 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction…

6 novels longlisted from 134 entries, with authors representing nine Arab countries Seven women included in the longlist, the highest number to date Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Monday 7th January 2019, revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2019 prize. The novels selected by the judges were chosen ......read more

Syria's Speedy Gharib Lands Opening Class of the CSI1* Al Shira'aa International Horse Show®…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7th January 2019:   The first class of the inaugural CSI 1* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show® was claimed by UAE-based Syrian rider, Hicham Gharib who was the fastest of 39 clear rounds at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort today (Sunday).  The class, which was held over a 110cm course, attracted a bumper field of 63 starters and kicks off a ......read more

Arabic calligraphy to play a star act in Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical…

Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:   “Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical”, the first Broadway-style Indian musical extravaganza to be premiered at Dubai Opera from January 10 to 12, 2019, has explored the abundance of Arabic calligraphy aimed at reviving the richness of Indo-Arabic cultural exchange. Arabic calligraphy, Turkish architecture and Hindustani classical music are amongst ......read more

Over 3 million guests visit Global Village in the first two months of Season 23…

Sets new record in the Guests Happiness Index Over 110,000 guests celebrated New Year’s Eve at Global Village A record-breaking 130,000 guests attended the nights of superstar Mohamed Hamaki’s concert Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:  Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, ......read more

Special Olympics Athletes Train With Tennis Legend Kevin Anderson…

Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:  Athletes from the UAE team competing in Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 were given the opportunity at the weekend to train with tennis legend Kevin Anderson at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.  The athletes, who will be representing the UAE in tennis at the World Games in March, were put through their paces by Kevin ......read more

EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year competition encourages female Emirati students to explore ...…

Fatma Al Jassim, 2017 UAE Pioneer award winner, spoke of the importance for young Emirati women to expand their skillset UAE winner to compete against country winners from Australia, Germany, Japan, Singapore, UK, US and others Dubai, UAE – 30 December 2018:   EY and its corresponding Youth Council, developed with the support of the UAE Youth Council, has kicked off its ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts welcomes back FIFA President, Gianni Infantino…

Dubai, 30 December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, welcomed the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino for the second time at the destination. The FIFA President visited MOTIONGATE™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Dubai along with his family to enjoy a fun day through the various festive activities and the ......read more

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