The Award unveils the latest longlist, which includes nine novels and three poetic works
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlist for the ‘Literature’ category for its 15th edition, which comprises 12 titles from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Sudan and Iraq. The Literature category attracted 584 entries for the 2020/2021 Award, which represents a 33 percent increase compared to the previous edition.
The longlisted novels include:
• An Taashaq Al-Hayat (To Love Life) by Alawiya Sobh from Lebanon, published by Dar Al Adab Publishing & Distribution in 2020
• Wajooh Al-Hosh (The Faces of the Courtyard) by Hessein Ali ......read more
DCT Abu Dhabi and Alef Education collaborate to exchange knowledge and promote Artificial Intelligence techniques in developing educational experiences in schools
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November, 2020: MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced its collaboration with Alef Education, the Abu Dhabi-based global education technology company, to strengthen ties between the two institutions for the benefit of the education sector across the UAE.
Under the new collaboration, the winners of the Alef Education Award will participate in MAKTABA’s programmes and competitions, which include the Creative Reader competition, Little Writer in the Big Book competition, and Back to School programme. These are in addition to the School Breaks programme, which includes ......read more
The normalisation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is a great opportunity to find new friends and new collaborations in this area: Boaz Toshav
United Arab Emirates - November 29, 2020: Boaz Toshav, one of the owners and Board members of prestigious Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv, visited Dubai Sports Council to discuss mutual cooperation and investment opportunities.
His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received Toshav in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council.
Welcoming Toshav, His Excellency Saeed Hareb explained the role that the Council plays in promoting sports at many different levels in Dubai, including the grassroots and community level, in developing the Emirate’s sports sector, in ......read more
A-Kid has become the first Spanish WWE champion after defeating Trent Seven in the NXT UK Heritage Cup.
United Arab Emirates - November 29, 2020: Since emerging on the NXT UK scene, Madrid-born Superstar A-Kid has quickly captured the interest of the WWE Universe as well as prominent competitors like the first-ever United Kingdom Champion, Tyler Bate.
Win or lose, the up-and-comer has wasted little time bringing the fight to a number of high-profile opponents that include Trent Seven, Jordan Devlin and Bate himself. Hailing from one of the hardest-working neighborhoods of Madrid, A-Kid takes pride in representing his homeland as WWE’s first Spanish Superstar. A versatile competitor who can dish out strikes, masterfully applied holds, and high-risk maneuvers alike, the versatile Superstar is a student of ......read more
● Dubai transforms into an expansive running arena to welcome more than 100,000 participants for the city’s biggest-ever fun run
● Runners of all ages shape their own routes across the city to celebrate the joys of running - from Jebel Ali to Jumeirah, Downtown to Dubai Creek
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2020: In a spectacle of true determination, the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2020 united the whole community as more than 100,000 participants took to the streets for the city’s biggest fun run, the Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai. People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels walked, wheeled, jogged and ran along their own routes at stunning locations across the city.
Residents were thrilled at the opportunity to beat their personal best in a relaxed, ......read more
Dubai, November 26, 2020: A trial camel race is set to take place on Friday (27 November) at Dubai’s Al Marmoom Racetrack at 5pm in preparation for the Camel Trek Marathon for UAE expats.
Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), this inaugural camel race aims to test participants from previous Camel Trek editions, and pave the way to new candidates willing to take the challenge of the marathon which will take place after the completion of the seventh edition of the Camel Trek in December.
The announcement of launching the annual Camel Trek Marathon for Expats was made last March, following the directives from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The Camel Trek Marathon is organised by HHC during the Crown Prince Festival for Arabian Camels ......read more
The fun run takes place on Friday, 11th December 2020
2.5km and 5km route options available
Best 5 dressed Santa prizes including festive goodies wrapped for Christmas day
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2020: Hundreds of Santa’s running along Dubai Festival City’s Marsa Creek is definitely something to share in, as online registration for this year’s Dubai Festival City Santa Run is officially open.
Hosted by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated destination, Dubai Festival City, and organized by Race ME in association with the Dubai Sports Council, the third edition of the fun run will take place on Friday 11th December, while adhering to the hygiene and safety measures.
Open for all ages and abilities and covering two distances of 2.5km and 5km, ......read more
Dubai, November 23, 2020: The first preliminary camel race prior to the sixth edition of the National Day Camel Marathon, will be held next Friday, 27th of November, in Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. The race, organized by the Hamadan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), is one of two races introduced by the Center last season.
Each preliminary camel race comprises of two matches. The first, showing debut this season, is dedicated to participants 29 years of age and below. The second match is for participants above the age of 30.
For her part, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC said, “Owing to the success reaped in last season’s prep camel races and the demand by Emirati youth, we have introduced a new match to the two races covering another age group (below 29 years) ......read more
Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the Dune Run is a big hit among participants
United Arab Emirates - November 22, 2020: The UAE’s Mohammed Al Hassani and Hamad Al Zeyoudi topped the men’s podium in the Elite and Open divisions of the 5km Al Marmoom Dune Run, which saw more than 250 participants representing many different countries challenge their limits in the desert.
One of the first event of its kind, Al Marmoom Dune Run was organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and FittGROUPME inside the magnificent Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, which is the largest project of its kind in the world with more than 40 hectares of pristine shrub land that is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and many other endangered species, as ......read more
The Award announces longlists featuring 18 selected works from seven Arab Countries for its 15th edition
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlists in the ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’ and ‘Literary and Art Criticism’ categories for the Award’s 15th edition (2020-2021), which collectively received 461 submissions from various Arab countries.
This year, the ‘Development of Nations’ category received 262 submissions, representing 11 percent of all submissions across the categories. Eight titles have been selected for the longlist from six Arab countries, namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 19, 2020: The Organizing Committee of the 4th Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is being organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, held a meeting with its partners from different government entities to discuss the preparations for the event that takes place in the Jumeirah District on November 27.
Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with hosts Dubai Ladies Club, the 4th season of Dubai Women’s Triathlon is open to women of all nationalities aged 15 and above.
The coordination meeting was held at Dubai Ladies Club and representatives from Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Ladies Club, Dubai Police, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority ......read more
As an easier way for everyone to join the conversation
United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2020: Twitter’s purpose is to serve the public conversation – it’s where people go to see what's happening and talk about it. But some have expressed that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there's so much pressure to rack up Retweets and Likes. That’s why, there are so many Tweets left in drafts. To help people feel more comfortable, Twitter has been working on a lower pressure way for people to talk about what’s happening. Today, Twitter is introducing Fleets so everyone can easily join the conversation in a new way – with their fleeting thoughts.
Fleets are for sharing momentary thoughts – they help start conversations and ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2020: As The Undertaker prepares to say goodbye to WWE, Tyson Fury has paid tribute to the Deadman with a post on social media thanking him for the wonderful memories he has created for fans during a stellar 30-year career.
The upcoming Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time) and can be livestreamed via WWE Network in the MENA region, will mark The Undertaker’s final farewell as his magnificent career, in which he has taken on some of WWE’s all-time greats, draws to a close.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th November 2020: There’s still time to take on a new challenge and register to take part in Jeep Tough Mudder this weekend in the adventure Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah!
Taking place on Friday 20th November on the picturesque island of Mina Al Arab, the last remaining tickets to both the Classic Tough Mudder 10k course, and the Tough Mudder 5k course route, can be purchased from www.toughmudder.ae. Tickets are on sale for $109 USD for the classic course and $89 USD for the 5k course.
Following strict COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all Mudders taking part, the event will be operating at 60% reduced capacity. The famous Jeep Tough Mudder obstacles have also been adapted to meet the COVID-19 safety guidelines so Mudders can still have fun whilst moving their bodies and ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2020: Dubai Public Prosecution’s Heba Sami has won the table tennis title and Suad Yousuf Saeed of Dubai Police has clinched the bowling crown among Emiratis in the opening week of the 2020 Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament.
Held under the patronage of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament is organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council and participation is open to all Emirati and non-Emirati ladies working in the government, semi-government and private sectors.
Rawda Al Mahrezi, Chairman of the Women's Sports Committee, and Fawzia Faridoon, Head of the ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 12, 2020: Dubai Sports Council has honoured 2010 World Cup winner and Spanish football legend Carles Puyol, and former France ace Nicolas Anelka with the ‘Medal of First Line of Defence’ in appreciation of their support for the Council’s ‘Be Fit, Be Safe’ campaign.
His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, presented the commemorative medals to Puyol and Anelka at the Council headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council.
The medals pay homage to the selfless service of Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Health Authority, and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Dubai. Together, they were at the forefront of ......read more
Saudi Arabia was once again at the centre of golf news as the world’s best players descend on the Kingdom for the country’s inaugural ladies tournament
Wednesday 12, November 2020: His Excellency Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation today kicked off the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by the Public Investment Fund, a historic occasion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The tournament commencement was accompanied by an announcement that Saudi Arabia has also created a comprehensive national golf sustainability strategy that embraces an innovative culture and ambitious outlook across key environmental, economic and social aspects of the sport.
“The central tenet of our national golf strategy is sustainability. The ambition is for Golf in ......read more
WWE SUPERSTAR SETH ROLLINS PICKS HIS FANTASY SURVIVOR SERIES TEAMS
WWE Superstar Seth Rollins says Triple H, Shawn Michaels and the legendary Andre The Giant would be part of his fantasy Survivor Series squad.
WWE fans in the MENA region can livestream Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time), via WWE Network, with a free one-month trial available via www.wwenetwork.com
The event will also see one of the most iconic WWE Superstars, The Undertaker, bid a final farewell following a stellar 30-year career.
Speaking ahead of the big event, Rollins, another firmly established Superstar, was asked to pick his all-time five-man Survivor Series team, and he opted for some of the biggest names to have stepped foot in the ring.
“For number one I’d have to go for Triple H; he’s the ......read more
Billed as a triathlon with a difference, the Quest is region’s first long-distance adventure race based on mountain biking, trail running and kayaking
United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2020: Did you enjoy watching the ‘World’s Toughest Race’ with Bear Grylls on Amazon Prime, as competitors challenged their physical and emotional limits across 11 days in the most epic global adventure race ever attempted? Then our very own, miniature adoption of the format – the Garmin Quest 2020 in Hatta – should be right up your alley.
Dubai Sports Council, Hatta Adventures, Garmin and Arabian Epic have come together to create this exciting race format that guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, taking participants on an adventure of ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 10, 2020: His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received former Israel national football team and Chelsea coach Avram Grant at the Council headquarters and the two parties are keen to collaborate for the betterment of football in the UAE.
The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of Dubai Sports Council, was attended by Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Council, and the Israeli coach, who has spent almost 48 years coaching teams in Israel, England and many other countries, expressed his desire to work with Dubai Sports Council for the benefit of football in the UAE by conducting advance-level workshops and training courses for the technical staff here.
His Excellency Saeed Hareb gave an explanation to the Israeli coach ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 10, 2020: As part of its ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of cyclists in the UAE, UAE Team Emirates have launched a ‘Champions Challenge’ to encourage UAE residents of all ages to pick up their bikes, get outside and start cycling and recording their activity over the next two weeks.
The challenge comes after the success of the team in this year’s Tour de France where Tadej Pogacar, the 22-year-old Slovenian starlet, officially became the youngest ever post-war winner.
Cycling fans in the UAE are encouraged to ride 36.2km, the length of stage 20 of this year’s Tour, to honor Pogacar’s individual time-trial triumph that took him to first place in the General Classification in his first ever Tour.
The ......read more
Heriot Watt University ranks First, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Second and the American University of Sharjah ranked third respectively
Dubai, UAE, 08 November 2020: Dubai Investments PJSC, the leading, diversified Investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has announced the winners of its flagship sustainability initiative, the “Acting on Plastic” Universities Competition 2020 that was launched in January this year.
The Competition is one of Dubai Investments leading sustainability initiatives that fosters the Company’s commitment to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) plan and aligns its directions with the UAE Vision 2021 which calls for phasing out waste across the country, and a drive to accelerate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development ......read more
Organised by Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai, the Challenge is a big hit among participants
United Arab Emirates - November 07, 2020: Morocco’s Mohammed Mira and Jessica Towl of United Kingdom have bagged the top honours in the Elite category of the 11th Ice Warrior Challenge, which was held on Friday morning at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates.
Organised by Dubai Sports Council in partnership with Ski Dubai, the Ice Warrior Challenge saw a spirited turnout, with participants representing many different countries, as well as government entities and clubs like Dubai Police and Al Dhafra club.
Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, was present at Ski Dubai along with Mohammad El Etri, Director of Majid Al Futtaim Global Snow Operations and ......read more
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2020: His Excellency Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), visited Sharjah Cricket Stadium last night during the final league game of this year’s edition of the IPL, which saw Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets and book their place in the playoffs.
Whilst there he lauded the idea of a cricket museum at the stadium and said it was another attractive dimension to a facility that has so squarely put Sharjah on the global sporting map.
‘Such a venture is well in line with our priority to promote Sharjah as a sports tourism destination across the globe and as such we look forward to working closely with the stadium to make the visitor and player experience in Sharjah a ......read more
• Iconic Dubai cycling race attracts thousands of competitors every year
• The challenge will be made up of four build-up rides, starting on 28 November, and the main event in February
• Registration opens at 2pm on Thursday, November 5 via www.cyclingchallenge.ae with the Dubai Big 5 promotion
4 November 2020, Dubai: The 2021 edition of one of the region’s favourite sporting events - the legendary Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge – will open for registration at 2pm tomorrow (Thursday 5 November), with the first 35km build-up ride due to be held on 28 November at Al Qudra Cycling Track in Dubai.
The challenge, which is held in partnership with Spinneys Dubai and Dubai 92, consists of four build-up rides of increasing length staged at the purpose-built Al Qudra Cycling Track, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 06, 2020: For the first time in the history of the sport, the UCI World Tour will host two back to back monuments over the summer, with Milan-Sanremo taking place on Saturday 8th August, followed swiftly by the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday 15th August.
The first of the season’s monuments – the name given to five of cycling’s ......read more
• UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour Driven by Kia goes online in the wake of COVID-19
• Tour launched digitally to continue donation of football boots to young Syrian refugees in Jordan
• Former footballers such as Michael Owen and Francesco Totti play their part as event ambassadors
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 06, 2020: Kia Motors ......read more
Organised by Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai, “DXB Snow Run” takes place on Aug 14
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 05, 2020: The DXB Snow Run, the first of its kind in the world, has received an overwhelming response from members of UAE’s enthusiastic sports-loving community, forcing organisers to close registration early because all spots have been ......read more
Over the last three seasons, over 2,000 male and female players learning to play football the LaLiga way.
Dubai, UAE – August 4, 2020 – LaLiga Academy UAE, developed by LaLiga, the world’s strongest league, announced today the launch of its 2020/2021 Season, welcoming all players at its brand-new home at Dubai Sports City.
Over the last three seasons, Liga ......read more
August 05, 2020: Kids First Group (KFG), the leading group in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha for providing premium early years education and childcare, showcased its full commitment to the parents by extending full support to the families and adding some ease to their financial burdens.
In its mission to remain true to its purpose and despite the challenging periods, KFG facilitated a ......read more
The long-term, e-learning initiative, wherein the Authority is offering over 100 specialised learning courses, saw a sharp rise in applications
Dubai, UAE, 3 August 2020: With application number reaching 1200, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority’s (Dubai Culture) recently launched collaborative initiative with LinkedIn is gaining considerable traction among creative industry ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is pleased to announce that Ski Dubai will host a ski and snowboard competition in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council on Saturday, 15 August 2020 to encourage the safe return to snow sports following the easing ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020: Gaviria takes victory on second stage of Vuelta Burgos. On the second day of competition after the official resumption of the teams racing calendar, UAE Team Emirates claimed their latest win. The win came to Fernando Gaviria, who dominated the final sprint on the 2nd stage of the Vuelta a Burgos, 168 km from Castrojeriz to Villadiego with ......read more
Areej Al Hammadi claimed the title for Most football 'hotstepper' ball control tricks in one minute
Walid Yari raised the bar on Most side jump push-ups in 1 minute
Records announced at the launch of Guinness World Records Day 2020
Assets available to download here:
Areej Al Hammadi: video + photos
Walid Yari: video + photos
29 July 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020: Theme park fans in the capital were buzzing with excitement yesterday, being among the first guests welcomed back at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi fans were welcomed into the park with celebratory flag choreography and dancing while characters including Benno and Berto ......read more
29 July 2020, Dubai, UAE: Mandiant Threat Intelligence has tied together several information operations that we assess with moderate confidence comprise part of a broader influence campaign—ongoing since at least March 2017—aligned with Russian security interests. The operations have primarily targeted audiences in Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland with narratives critical of the ......read more
Star British boxer visits Dubai Sports Council to discuss his future plans, which include opening an academy here and a possible swansong against Filipino legend Pacquiao
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: Two-time world champion Amir Khan, one of the top stars of British boxing, is set to follow in the footsteps of some of the sporting world’s biggest names, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: Few races on the cycling calendar are as iconic as Strade Bianche, a one day event which takes place on the white gravel roads of the stunning Tuscan landscape. Despite this only being its 14th edition, the Italian ‘Spring Classic’ has quickly captured the imagination of cycling fans from around the world and this year its significance ......read more
Representatives of Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, RTA, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, and Meydan attend meeting to discuss ways of developing Nad Al Sheba Cycle Tracks
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 27, 2020: The Dubai Sports Council held a coordination meeting with its key strategic partners on Sunday to discuss improvements to the Emirate’s extensive ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 27, 2020: It’s the time to enjoy and spend a memorable Eid Al Adha with your family and friends at the coolest theme park in Dubai with an Exclusive online offer for Park Entry at only AED 20 and pay as you go for all attractions at 25 AED per ride. For the fun loving and Rides enthusiasts, a special bundle package is designed to provide ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2020: UAE Team Emirates will face their first big test of the revised 2020 season since the UAE Tour four months ago with the team heading to Spain for the Vuelta Burgos (2.Pro) which runs from 28 July – 1 August.
The race will be the first stage race of the ProSeries after the suspension of cycling in March due to the Covid-19 ......read more
• 44-minute film explores behind the scenes visuals of the design and creation of an advanced dairy factory, focusing on the importance of such projects to achieve national food security goals while meeting the nation’s growing needs for dairy products
• Documentary to premiere on 27th July at 11:00 PM UAE Time/10:00 PM KSA Time
Abu Dhabi – ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2020: The Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of UAE, once said that, “The woman is half of the society; any country which pursues development should not leave her in poverty or illiteracy”.
Echoing those sentiments, Laura Georges, one of the top stars of international women’s football and Secretary General of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2020: Today, Special Olympics announced the next phase of global expansion of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) – one of the largest initiatives for inclusion in education for young people with and without intellectual disabilities – through the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of ......read more
The virtual forum is organised by Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020: The International Forum for Women and Sports, organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council, will take place this Wednesday with some of the most prominent Emirati and international advocates of women’s sport sharing ......read more
DCT Abu Dhabi’s MAKTABA programme recognised for pioneering efforts in promoting its library services during the Covid-19 pandemic
Rollout of MAKTABA’s innovative digital and online services to continue even after the current health crisis has ended
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 21 July 2020 – The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi ......read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020: Ajman Half Marathon, which was recently launched by the Department of Tourism Development in Ajman, has attracted 400 participants within two weeks of its launch.
This initiative comes in line with ATDD efforts to promote community sports, encourage a healthy and active lifestyle, and provide virtual alternatives in light of the current ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 20 July 2020: As part of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority’s (Dubai Culture) digital campaign #CreateTogether, and in association with Briar Prestidge Trading LLC, CreateNations has announced that UAE artists can submit their designs for their second collection of paint-them-yourself Art Tees.
The new collection will showcase designs of the UAE-based artists, themed ......read more
July 19, 2020: The launch of the 'Hope Probe' represents a starting point of the UAE's journey into a new era. Today, we are standing on the threshold of a historic achievement--one where our country begins its participation in the global race for space exploration. This landmark bid will play a key role in the move to further develop the capabilities of national competencies in the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2020: Hamdan Sports Complex, one of Dubai’s top sporting landmarks, has been featured in The Washington Post in an article that talks about the reopening of sports and other sectors in 16 cities across the world following COVID-19 lockdown.
The photograph of Hamdan Sports Complex welcoming swimmers back for training was used in the article ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2020: Dubai Sports Council has announced the readiness of Dubai’s sports stadiums and sports halls, both government and private, to receive audiences and open their gates to fans whenever the relevant authorities make a decision on the matter.
The announcement comes following cooperation on the issue between Dubai Sports Council and Dubai ......read more
• Artistic masterpiece connects authenticity of the past, achievements of the present and aspirations of humanity for a promising future
• Local artistes collaborate in cooperation with Art Painting Lab to create outdoor creative attraction
• Transforming Dubai into an open museum to showcase creativity
• Enabling creativity across the community as part of Dubai ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2020: Fadi El Khatib, one of the biggest stars of Asian basketball, has lauded Dubai Sports Council (DSC) for reopening Dubai’s sports sector and allowing sports enthusiasts of all age and ability to get back to practising and playing sports in a top-class, air-conditioned facility like Dubai World Trade Centre.
The Lebanese also ......read more
Virtual forum will discuss challenges faced by women’s sport in light of COVID-19
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 15, 2020: Tunisian fencer Ines Boubakri, winner of a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and Frenchwoman Laura Georges, one of the top stars of international women’s football, will headline a virtual forum being organised by the ......read more
56 consecutive step-ups in 30 seconds were enough to secure the title
15 July 2020 – It took Mahmoud Mohamed Ayoub 30 seconds in front of the renowned Hibs Temple in Elkharga, Egypt to complete 56 step ups on a training bench. This led him to being recognised by Guinness World Records (GWR) as a new world record, breaking the previous record stood at 51 The 23-year old Egyptian ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has praised the resilience of Dubai’s innovative sports sector as it bounces back from COVID-19 pandemic.
Dubai’s sports sector has seen a gradual return to normalcy in recent weeks, with Dubai Sports Council taking a staggered, ......read more
UFC 251: USMAN vs. MASVIDAL
Fight of the Night:
Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
Performances of the Night:
Davey Grant and Jiri Prochazka
UFC 251: USMAN vs. MASVIDAL
QUOTES & SCORECARDS
Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision
Gamebred is the biggest, baddest dude out there ......read more
“I would have never attempted a record if I didn’t move to Dubai,” says the Indian national
9 July 2020 – A total of 101 hops over a stationery ruler brought Soham Mukherjee, a 17-year old from New Delhi, a Guinness World Records title. The Dubai-based Indian national managed to break the previous title of 96 for Most side to side hops in 30 ......read more
Dubai- 07 July, 2020: IMG Worlds of Adventure one of the largest indoor theme parks announces the reopening of the park from the 10th July 2020 with a limited time offer entry price of AED 20 for UAE residents and pay as you go for all attractions at 25AED per ride. IMG Worlds will reopen with extra safety precautions & the highest safety measures in place according to the safety ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 07, 2020: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in association with the Dubai Sports Council, mark the official opening of the 10th edition of Dubai Sports World (DSW). The UAE’s most anticipated sporting event will run until 3rd October 2020. DWTC has transformed its halls into playing fields - from basketball, tennis and badminton courts to football ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020: Dubai Sports Council held a medals ceremony for the winners of the Pocari Sweat 10K Run at its headquarters on Sunday with His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, presenting them special-edition commemorative medals.
Organised jointly by Dubai Sports Council and Pocari Sweat, which is an Ion supply drink from ......read more
Run in conjunction with Book Hero (pre-loved book shop), the competition is open to participants from 4 to 12 years of age
Dubai, 5th July 2020: Kids Paradise, one of the leading nurseries in Sharjah is hosting a virtual competition titled ‘Responsible UAE’. Aimed to encourage young talent in the country to showcase their skills through a video, the competition will oversee ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 July 2020: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is pleased to announce that Dreamscape, the immersive VR destination at Mall of the Emirates, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFly Dubai will reopen in Dubai on Saturday, 4 July in compliance with the recent ruling by ......read more
Representatives from Spanish clubs among 169 people who took part in the webinar that discussed “Football Clubs’ Strategy for Recovery Post COVID-19”
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020: Maite Ventura, LaLiga’s Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, is confident football will return resilient and stronger from the COVID-19 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020: Father, Nick Watson is set to climb virtually around the world taking on six landmarks in six continents while carrying his son, Rio on his back
Team AngelWolf are set to take on the world! After climbing the equivalent of the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa in their home, Father Nick and son Rio (17), a person ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020: With the PocariSweat 10K Run taking place this Friday, Dubai Sports Council have brought in renowned fitness trainer Marco Schillaci to give final-minute tips to participants.
Schillaci will host a virtual coaching session on Wednesday, at 6pm on Dubai Sports Council’s Instagram account, to prepare participants for the virtual ......read more
Pogačar takes title while Polanc claims bronze
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020: Tadej Pogačar put in a storming ride on home soil to claim gold in the Slovenian National Time Trial Championships. Pogačar takes title while Polanc claims bronze.
The 21 year old put in a blistering time of 31:10:48 on the 15.6km ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 24, 2020: Dubai Sports Council has been meeting with local and international sports federations, and event organisers to discuss organising of sports events in the coming months.
The Council has received official communication from a number of international sports federations, with request to host their events in Dubai as more and more host ......read more
On June 24th, 2020, Synctuition is calling for people worldwide to join in an unprecedented worldwide event - 24 Hours Of Positivity.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 23, 2020: Lately, the world hasn't been a positive place. From a pandemic causing global lockdowns to social injustice, causing mass social unrest - all of us could use a little break. While our screens get ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 22, 2020: Dubai International Marine Club announces the opening of the registration for the Dubai Watersports Summer Week in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Sports Council and the President of DIMC in the response to ......read more
Pogačar finishes second and Jan Polanc sixth in strong display from the UAE Team Emirates men at the Slovenian National Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 22, 2020: Tadej Pogačar narrowly missed out on a dream return to racing yesterday at the Slovenian National Championships with Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) taking the ......read more
Last date to send entries is 30th June 2020
Sherry Gupta, a social media influencer is hosting an art competition to encourage young talent in the country to showcase their skills. Aimed to target participants from 4 to 12 years of age, the virtual competition has received multiple entries across the country.
While all participants will receive e-certificates, winners, determined on ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2020: The Dubai Sports Council has decided to honour heroes who were at the frontline of Dubai’s fight against COVID-19 by issuing commemorative medals that celebrates their efforts to contain the pandemic.
The medals, which will be given to the winners of upcoming sports events in Dubai, pays homage to the selfless service of Dubai Police ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 20, 2020: The Dubai Sports Council, in association with Beyond Riyada, has organised a Dubai Sports Academy Online Forum on June 20, 2020, which will discuss the concerns within sports due to COVID-19.
New rules, regulations, and requirements will be presented and shared with academies, parents and other attendees including the media. Overall ......read more
Council announces another major decision allowing fitness centres to operate at 100%
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2020: As life springs back to normalcy in the country following weeks of lockdown due to COVID-19, Dubai Sports Council has stepped up its efforts to restore the Emirate’s sports sector to full capacity by announcing two major decisions on ......read more