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National Geographic Abu Dhabi Announces Sharjah Reserves Documentary Series in partnership with Sharjah's Media

Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2019:   National Geographic Abu Dhabi announced today a new short documentary film series focused on Sharjah’s biodiversity, in partnership with Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority. Through the series, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, will take viewers on a journey around the Emirates’ unique and preserved areas under protected acts. He will highlight major environmental conservation initiatives launched by the Emirate over the years under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The National Geographic Abu Dhabi short film series consists of eight episodes of about three minutes each. Each episode follows Sheikh Sultan bin ......read more

Perfect in Pink: Conti Takes Leaders Jersey Into Rest Day

UAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti will remain in the Pink Jersey at the Giro d’Italia, taking it into the first rest day.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Today’s stage, a 33.4km Individual Time Trial (ITT) saw Conti finish with a time of 55:26, in what were difficult conditions for all riders. The Italian finished “3:34 behind the stage winner, Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo Visma), who climbed to second place in the General Classification (GC) standings and closes the time gap to Conti, which now sits at “1:50.    There were also positive individual performances from UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc (“1:55) and Diego Ulissi (“2:08) – who finished the stage 12th and 15th respectively, and both climbing in the GC ......read more

Torrente Leads From Start to Finish to Win Grand Prix of Portugal

Team Abu Dhabi make brilliant start to double title defence as Al Qemzi takes second spot after spectacular challenge      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Shaun Torrente grabbed an impressive victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal today as Team Abu Dhabi made a perfect start to their double title defence in the F1H2O World Championship.   Reigning world drivers’ champion Torrente had to fight off a spectacular challenge from team-mate Thani Al Qemzi who finished in second place as the Team Abu Dhabi duo scored a brilliant one-two finish in Portimao for the second year in a row.   After Torrente had topped qualifying 24 hours earlier from Al Qemzi, the defending F1 team champions had always looked likely to dominate the Grand Prix which kick started the ......read more

Pogacar Rides Uae Team Emirates' Wave of Success With Gc Win in California

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Twenty-year-old Tadej Pogačar has added his name to the history books at the Amgen Tour of California, becoming the youngest ever winner in the race’s history. The UAE Team Emirates young-gun successfully defended the lead on the final stage from Santa Clarita to Pasadena to pick up his first ever UCI World Tour win. In the final General Classification (GC) standings, Pogačar led by 16 second to his nearest competitor. It has been a remarkable debut campaign for the Slovenian, who already boasts a stage and GC win at the Volta ao Algarve, and now adds to it with a stage and GC win in California.  Commenting on the win, Pogačar said: “Today was amazing, and it has been all week. I’d like to thank all my teammates and the staff. The team ......read more

Saif Al Kaabi wins men's open race in NAS Cycling Challenge, 12-year-old Issa bags boys' crown

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   The UAE’s Saif Al Kaabi bagged the top honours in the men’s open category as the NAS Cycling Challenge kicked-off on Friday night with 650 participants taking part in seven different categories on the opening night of the two-day event. Al Kabi completed the 77km race in a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes and 57 seconds to finish ahead of Emirati compatriots Jaber Al Mansoori (01:39:58), Mohammed Al Mansoori (01:40:02) and Omar Al Jasmi (01:40:03), and Yahiaa Khalifa (01:40:45) of Bahrain. Twelve-year-old Omar Issa finished first in the 10km Boys’ Open Category in 19:10, ahead of Ali Nasiraei (19:10) and Sultan Al Shamsi (19:11). “This win validates my decision to pick cycling over football,” said Issa. “I love football and I believe I have ......read more

The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A triumph in NAS 3x3 Basketball

The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat clinch Girls and Boys crowns Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A clinched the Men’s and Women’s titles at the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship, while The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat triumphed in the Juniors Girls and Junior Boys categories respectively. The Big 3 defeated Ball Above All 19-11 in the Men’s final, while Sharjah Women Team A cruised to a 13-6 win over And One in the Women’s final. In the Junior Girls’ final, the Quattro Ballers proved too good for Brooklyn Nets, winning 9-2, while Triple Threat edged the Junior Boys’ title with a 13-12 win over the JamBlack Mambas. “This second edition of the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship has achieved all our goals,” said Salah Amin, ......read more

STARZPLAY: Top ten picks for Ramadan 2019

Treats in store include a selection of the latest Arabic movies, popular Anime and Hollywood series   May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, welcomes Ramadan 2019 as it offers a selection of blockbuster Arabic movies, highly sought-after Anime titles while throwing into the mix some STARZ original series straight from Hollywood.   A host of the latest Arabic movies with an additional range of popular cartoon titles are set to be perfect for those looking to bring the cinema home for relaxed family viewing.    Here’s STARZPLAY’s top ten for your screens this Ramadan:    Arabic Movies   Latest   1. Welaaneh (2016) 100 mins | Comedy | 15 | Arabic | Lebanon Samar lives with her sisters and ......read more

Icon Art Production invests over AED 15 million in Film, TV & Broadcasting Equipment

Facilities to support local and International film Industry with upgraded Equipment, Studio & Post Production Facilities May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – Film and TV Production House and market leader, Icon Art Production (IAP) is aiming to invest 15 Million Dirhams in 2019 to Increase the inventory of Film/TV/Broadcasting Equipment’s following increase in demand for Local and International Production of Feature Films, TV Programs, Music Videos, TV Commercials, Events Productions, Studios & Post Production facility in Dubai, UAE. Investment includes the expansion of State of the Art Studio Facilities for Indoor Shoots for TVC, TV Programs and Feature Film with Studio size of 15,000 Sqft with Post Production Facilities. The company had invested 10 million in 2013 to upgrade state of the art equipment and in 5 ......read more

Gaviria Pipped to the Post as Uae Team Emirates Claim Another Podium Finish

UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria claimed second on a wet day at the Giro d’Italia.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Colombian sprinter showed his competitive edge, ploughing forward in the closing kilometre to take up a good position on the wheel of one of his fellow riders at the front of the peloton.   The relentless rain provided difficult conditions for the peloton, and that undoubtedly played on the mind of the sprinters, who were all waiting for the right time to make their move. But with just 300 metres to go, Gaviria went, and it looked like he was primed for the stage win, before Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe) pipped him to the line.    It was Gaviria’s second podium finish of this year’s race, adding to the stage win he picked up on ......read more

No Surprise as Dubai 2021 win NAS Volleyball title

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:    Cheered on by the packed stands, Dubai 2021 rallied from a set down to beat Surprise 3-1 and win a fourth NAS Volleyball Championship title for the franchise. Winners of the title in 2015 and 2016, and also last year as F3, Dubai 2021 lost a close first set and were trailing 11-15 in the second, but fought back to level the scores at 21-21 and shifted gears from thereon, winning 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The winners bagged a cheque of AED600,000, while the runners-up took home AED500,000.  The two teams received their trophies and medals from His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information and President of Tennis Emirates, in the presence of Sheikha Shamsa bint ......read more

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Launches Kan Yama Kan Book Donation Campaign's fifth Edition

Drive aims to bring the joy of reading and learning to young refugees  Sharjah, May 15, 2019 Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC), has launched the fifth edition of Kan Yama Kan (KYK) Book Donation Campaign. An affiliate of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), the book donation drive – designed to bring community together to practice the act of charitable giving in celebration of the spirit of the Holy Month – aims to offer young refugees worldwide better access to reading and learning materials. This edition is in conjunction with Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 celebrations. Book donation boxes have been placed in the Kan Yama Kan tent at Al Majaz Amphitheatre’s Ramadan Majlis. Books collected by KYK Donation campaign will be distributed in refugee camps ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award‘s 14th Edition Call for Nominations

Deadline to receive submissions is 1st of October Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 May 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has announced it is now accepting nominations for its 14th edition (the 2019-20 Awards).  The nomination process is open until October 2019, with the call for submissions following the Award’s Presentation Ceremony, held at Louvre Abu Dhabi, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, who honored the winners. For its last edition, Sheikh Zayed Book Award received a total of 1,500 nominations from around the world, with the Award continuing to recognize writers, translators, novelists and ......read more

Ulissi Makes Top Three on Day Four of the Giro

UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi shone on Stage four of the Giro as late crashes impacted the peloton.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 15, 2019:   It was another drama-filled day, as once again late crashes changed the dynamic of the race coming into the closing stages. With the peloton approaching the 12km to go mark, the first crash took down a handful of riders. Luckily, none of UAE Team Emirates’ stage hopefuls were impacted, but it was the second larger crash 6.1km from the finish that blocked the road and caused the bulk of riders to come to a standstill, including the Points jersey wearer, Fernando Gaviria.    However, emerging with the front group were three men in the UAE Team Emirates jersey, in prime position as they entered the final kilometre – amongst them, ......read more

Kuwait's Al Shatti wins Epee gold, but Egyptian star Abouelkassem loses to Giacon in Foil final

Veera Pandian steers Titans CC into the quarterfinals of NAS Cricket May 15, 2019 – Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Al Shatti won a gold and a bronze in the NAS Fencing Championship, while Egypt’s Alaaeldin Abouelkassem – the first Arab and African fencer to win a medal at the Olympics when he returned home with a men’s foil silver from the 2012 London Games – had to settle for a silver in the foil final after losing to Dutchman Daniel Giacon. Al Shatti, who participated at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games under the Olympic flag due to Kuwait’s suspension, defeated Libyan Khalid Buhdeima 14-13 for gold in the Men’s Epee International final at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Monday night, and clinched bronze in the Men’s Foil International with a 15-10 verdict over Egypt’s Abdelrahman ......read more

2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi

Riders will compete for world titles in ten age-group categories as ADIMSC opens wakeboard academy Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May, 2019: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF) Executive Board has approved the bid for the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi. The event will be organised by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) from 19th to 23rd November 2019. Riders will compete for IWWF World titles in ten age-group categories for both men and women (14 & Under, 18 & Under, 30 & Over, 40 & Over and Open) and the team overall title.  The event will offer a USD50,000.00 cash purse to riders competing in the Open Men’s & Women’s category. Salem Al Remeithi, General Manager of ADIMSC, said: “We are delighted to have been ......read more

Middle East mega brands STARZPLAY and Sharaf DG enter partnership to offer free annual subscriptions to customers

Leading Middle East SVOD entertainment platform and powerhouse regional electronic retailer have joined forces to offer unrivalled content to DG Member Programme Dubai, United Arab Emirates; May 14, 2019: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in the MENA region, has entered into a strategic alliance with Sharaf DG, one of the region’s most successful electronic retailers, to offer a free annual subscription to DG Member Programme members.  The DG Member Programme is an annual subscription that comes with a renewable one-year validity and offers discounted shopping across Sharaf DG’s stores in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt as well as its online shopping portal www.sharafdg.com.This programme would soon be available through online portal in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In this latest ......read more

Former champions Surprise and Dubai 2021 to faceoff for NAS Volleyball title

May 13, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – Surprise will meet Dubai 2021 in the final of the NAS Volleyball Championships, both going through after prevailing in thrilling five-setters in the semi-finals. Surprise, the 2017 champions, fought back from 1-2 down to defeat Bin Thani 16-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 15-8, with Moroccan professional Mohammed Al Hachdadi topping the points chart for them with 29 points, while Cuban pro Bisset Yordan scored 18. Across the net, Algerian pro Mohammed Sheikhi was in great form for Bin Thani, scoring 27 points. In the second semi-final, Dubai 2021, one half of a franchise that has won the title three times including last year, stopped a battling Fohood Zabeel 25-18, 25-16, 18-25, 20-25, 15-13. Hernandez Ramos was the lead performer for Dubai 2021 on the night with 26 points, alongside Ahmed Abdulrahman (17 ......read more

Al Tayer congratulates Mansour bin Zayed on Man City winning Premier League title

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 13, 2019:   His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and owner of Manchester City, following the club’s second successive English Premier League title and the fourth overall since his purchase of the club in 2008. “Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Manchester City have become the number one club in England and one of the foremost in Europe, and this second successive English Premier League title is a confirmation of their status.  “This is Manchester City’s fourth league title under the leadership of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, and they have won three League-Cup ......read more

Ulissi Kick-starts Uae Team Emirates' Pursuit of Giro Glory

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates kicked off their pursuit of Giro d’Italia glory, with Italian Diego Ulissi coming in 17th during today’s opening stage.   The 8km Individual Time Trial (ITT) saw riders set off an a flat route before taking on a tough 2km ascent to the finish, where Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win.    Commenting on his finish, Ulissi said: “I felt really good out there and put in a solid ride. I preferred to push hard in the first part because I knew that on the climb I would lose time to the pure climbers.”   Stage two will see the peloton set off from Bologna to the Tuscan town of Fucecchio, where spectators can expect to see a thrilling sprint finish, with UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria ......read more

First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League   12 May 19:   Following the blueprint established and validated with the Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard has started the team sales process for a professional Call of Duty esports league and has already sold five franchises for Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto.   The first five teams are:    • Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Esports Ventures, a joint venture owned by Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc. dedicated to bringing esports entertainment to the city of Atlanta   • Dallas, TX - Envy Gaming Inc., a staple in esports since 2007 with teams competing this year in the Call of Duty World League (Envy) and Overwatch League (Dallas Fuel)   • New York, NY ......read more

California Dreaming for Pogacar as He Sets His Sights on General Classification Success in the Usa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   Whilst some of UAE Team Emirates’ riders have launched their challenge at the first Grand Tour of the season – the Giro d’Italia – another team will be competing for silverware in the Sunshine State, as they compete at the Amgen Tour of California (12-18 May).    With an average age of just 26-years-old, the team will be led by youngster, Tadej Pogacar who will be the team’s main protagonist in pursuit of the General Classification (GC). The Slovenian has been in good form for UAE Team Emirates this season, picking up the GC win at Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta, as well as taking home first place in the Youth Classification at the Tour of the Basque Country.    He will be supported by teammates Kristijan Durasek, Jasper ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Al Tayer Shows World Title Potential in Portugal

Reigning world freestyle champion Al Mulla stays on course for seventh straight Grand Prix triumph Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 May, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer produced a sparkling performance in the Grand Prix of Portugal to present himself as a serious title challenger in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship. The Emirati hit the front from the start of the weekend’s first of two GP1 motos and led the race for 14 of its 15 laps in Portimao, opening up a gap of 14 seconds from world champion, Jeremy Perez. While Perez eventually fought back to take victory by 4.33s, Al Tayer did enough to suggest that he could emerge as the Frenchman’s biggest rival this season. Said Al Tayer: “I made a great start and could see that I had built a good lead and eased off a bit and then suddenly ......read more

El Ghouz and Belayneh top the 10km charts in NAS Running Challenge

10-year-old Sheikha Al Najjar takes part for the second year Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   Moroccan Anouar El Ghouz and Betlhem Belayneh of Ethiopia won the men’s and women’s title respectively in the 10km professional category of the NAS Running Challenge, which saw more than 1,600 runners of different age and nationalities take part. El Ghouz, who works for Dubai Police, topped the charts in the men’s professional category of the 10km race with a time of 30:54, finishing ahead of Ahmed Tamri (31:00) and Samir Jouaher (31:43). Belayneh was fastest in the 10km women’s professional category, clocking 36:05 to finish ahead of Belainesh Gurmu (37:03) and Rahma Ali (39:50). In the 10km race for UAE Nationals, Mubarak Rashid was first to cross the line in a time of 32:35, followed by ......read more

Kunimal Crowned 2018-2019 Dubai Bambino Cup Champion

Young kart racer from Oman wins five rounds in a row   Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: Omani kart sensation Shonal Kunimal won the fifth and final round of the Dubai Bambino Cup on Saturday (11 May) at Dubai Kartdrome to finish a perfect season and claim the 2018-2019 championship over Anthony Joe Khalil by 31 points.   Since October of 2018 Kunimal has withstood challenge after challenge, but following five rounds he remained undefeated to the last to take his first Bambino Cup crown. On Saturday Kunimal won three out of four time-trials to secure the final round.   2018-2019 Dubai Bambino Cup Championship Top Three 1.    Shonal Kunimal: 200 points 2.    Anthony Joe Khalil: 169 points 3.    Nicholas Kimi Stura: 158 points  

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Surprise beat Dubai 2020 to reach NAS Volleyball semis, meet Bin Thani next

Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding makes its NAS Sports Tournament debut May 11, 2019 - DUBAI – Surprise have booked their place in the semi-final of the NAS Volleyball Championship following an engrossing 3-1 win over defending champions Dubai 2020 on Friday night at a packed Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. The 2017 champions will now meet Bin Thani in the first of the two semi-finals on Sunday night, while Dubai 2021, the toppers in Group B, will take on Fohood Zabeel in the second match. With Fohood Zabeel having already clinched one of the two qualifying spots from Group A, Surprise and Dubai 2020 were left to fight for the second spot, with Surprise, who had defeated Fohood Zabeel 3-2 in their opening game, having the easier of the tasks – they just needed to make sure they win at least two sets on Friday night and ......read more

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Podium for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Sanya: Félix da Costa takes lead in the driver standings…

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Dubai Gets Ready for 21st Edition of Emirates Championship This Weekend…

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Conclusion of Sultan bin Zayed Show Jumping Championship…

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Dubai's DESC & Choueifat and Sharjah's Al Maarifa Crowned Champs of du Football Champions Season 4…

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Companies Ready to Battle at Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge…

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Emirates Foundation's Think Science Fairs 2019 edition successfully conclude with 28,000 visitors ...…

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Spectacular Closing Ceremony Celebrates Legacy of World Games Abu Dubai and Achievements of ...…

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This Weekend Sees Abu Dhabi Host Week 13 of Show Jumping Competitions…

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Emirates Post invites young people to enter international letter writing competition…

Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren  Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2019:   Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition.  Now in its 48th year, ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Opts for Power as Gaviria and Kristoff Top Line-up for Milan-Sanremo…

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Global Music Superstars to Perform at Spectacular Closing Ceremony for World Games Abu Dhabi…

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Dubai Sports Council conducts annual forum for football coaches…

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MOTIONGATE™ Dubai launches special treat for moms to celebrate Mother's Day on March 21st…

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Former Refugee Inspired by His Teammates and Athletes of Detrmination at World Games…

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Music Superstars to Join Athletes at Spectacular Closing Ceremony for World Games Abu Dhabi…

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UAE Football Team Secures Another Victory at World Games…

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Smiles, and Medals, All Round After Double Success for Team GB Siblings at World Games…

Dubai, UAE 19 March 2019:  There’ll be plenty of smiles in the Henaghan household when Team Great Britain Special Olympics judo athletes Daniel and Denise bring their medals home. Daniel and his younger sister, Denise, won gold and bronze respectively in their judo division competition held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Sixteen-year-old Denise was ......read more

Dubai Culture opens the first phase of Al Shindagha Museum…

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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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

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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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Electrifying and Inspiring Opening Ceremony Signals Start of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi ...…

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 ......read more

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

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 ......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, ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Friends of Arthritis Patients Society launches its 7th Annual Charity Marathon on Saturday…

The Marathon will kick off at Al Mamzar Beach in Sharjah Sharjah, Thursday, March 9, 2019. - In the largest community sports event, the 7th Annual Charity Marathonwill kick off on Saturday at 3:30 pm along the Al Mamzar beach, till the Al Qasba roundabout in Sharjah, with the participation of thousands of contestants of different ages, nationalities and mental and motor abilities, Organsied ......read more

Al Qassimi makes flying start to Dubai World Cup rally as mare grabs bikes lead…

Emirati world champion Balooshi sees victory hopes die after first leg engine failure in Dubai International Baja    Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2019: The UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi grabbed the half way lead in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani today as he left behind a trail of the world’s top drivers in the Al Qudra desert.   Partnered ......read more

Celebrate the festival of colours with a live musical concert at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™…

Dubai, 7 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, is hosting the biggest Holi celebration in the UAE on 15 March with well-known Indian singers and music composers in attendance.  Leading Indian musical talent Falguni Pathak and renowned Marathi singer ......read more

Dubai Culture reveals an exciting list of activities for Dubai Art Season 2019…

Under the Patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum This year the event features new activities and partners, and invites everyone to ‘Take a walk on the art side’  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 March 2019: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has unveiled an interesting line-up of activities and events for the sixth edition of Dubai ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts to host over 4,000 Special Olympics heroes at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai…

Dubai, 6 March 2019: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is welcoming 4,200 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 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) to provide healthcare services to Special Olympics World ...…

Highly qualified medical teams to be deployed across all event venues. ABU DHABI, March 5, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the Higher Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 signed an agreement today to provide healthcare services to participants throughout the duration of the event. The championship will take place from March 14 to 21 under the ......read more

12th Week of Show Jumping Competitions Hosted in Al Ain This Weekend…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 8:30am onwards (with short break for Friday prayers) and Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 8:30am onwards Where: Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & ......read more

Al Wasl secure Challenge Cup playoff spot in Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship…

March 4, 2019 – Dubai UAE – Last week, in the greatest and biggest youth academies league in the region, brought to you by the Dubai Sports Council, there were some very intense matchups with teams like Al Wasl Club, in the U14 category, securing their spot in the Challenge Cup Playoff series which will be held at the end of April.  In the U18 category, Du LaLiga HPC came out ......read more

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