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Dubai Culture reevaluates the visitor experience of its culture and heritage assets

Guided by Dubai Plan 2021 and in readiness to receive EXPO 2020’s visitors   Dubai – United Arab Emirates: June 26, 2019:  In a bid to evaluate its readiness for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, leadership of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) recently conducted field visits to all its key Heritage and culture sites across Dubai. Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, along with heads of departments met with the staff at each location and assessed the progress of work being done in order to improve visitors’ journey and experience in readiness for the key global event.  These visits were a part of Dubai Culture’s continuous efforts to support enabling the goals of Dubai Plan 2021, aimed at making Dubai a city of happy, creative, and empowered people, and ......read more

Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning at Home

Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates.    Yet without the textbooks and library, why is home an ideal place to learn? As a start, in many cases, it replaces the traditional, row-by-row directive teaching format and instead provides an interactive, anxiety-free, and often joyful ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves podium finish in Lonato, Italy

Rashid second in the WSK Euro Series Championship as a close final is in sight Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Promising talented Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri has achieved a podium finished as he gained third position at Circuito South Garda Karting, Italy. Competing with 96 other driver in his category among 300 drivers in all cateogories. Rashid’s third-place sets up a close final, as he is now second behind the WSK Euro Series Championship, with the tournament to be decided next weekend in Adria – Italy. The final race of the series will be set as a midnight race, a totally a news experience for Rashid In a series of toughly-fought heats, Rashid was often outside in the second row, a challenging position, however he had success in achieving third position for most of the heats. ......read more

A Super Sunday for UAE Team Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:  It was a weekend to remember for UAE Team Emirates as Diego Ulissi, Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen all stepped onto the podium in their respective races, with UAE Team Emirates also taking home a Team Classification win.    Ulissi topped the General Classification (GC) standings at the Tour of Slovenia after a solid performance across the week, finishing 22” ahead of his nearest competitor. At the same race, Tadej Pogačar went home with the Youth Classification and narrowly missed out on a top three GC finish; finishing fourth overall. It was smiles all around though, as the team’s overall efforts were rewarded with the Team Classification title.    Meanwhile, Jasper Philipsen sprinted to third place at the Elfstedenronde one-day ......read more

Rashed Launches Bid to Reclaim F2 Title in Lithuania

Team Abu Dhabi duo return to F2 action after world endurance triumph Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 June, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launches his bid to reclaim the UIM F2 World Championship title next weekend in Lithuania, where the Emirati made a breakthrough in international powerboat racing two years ago. It was on the Kaunas Reservoir in 2017 that Al Qemzi followed up a brilliant pole position with victory in the Lithuanian Grand Prix on his F2 debut, a result which laid the foundations for his championship triumph. He will be joined again in this season’s opening round by Rashid Al Tayer, less than two months after the two Emiratis combined with Shaun Torrente and Tullio Abbate to give Team Abu Dhabi a superb World Endurance Championship victory in the 24 Hours of Rouen in France. Al Qemzi, who lost ......read more

Al Jazira first-team stars Ali Mabkhout and Khalifa Al Hammadi credit academy for their development

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:   When the UAE national team begins next month’s training camp in Austria to kick off their preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualification, Al Jazira will be well represented by seven first-team players. Record-breaking striker Ali Mabkhout and promising defender Khalifa Al Hammadi are two of the players included in the 27-man list following their impressive individual displays during the 2018-19 season. Mabkhout’s 20-goal tally saw him finish second in the Arabian Gulf League’s scoring charts while Al Hammadi built on his 2017-18 breakthrough season to establish himself as a first-team starter with 25 appearances. The pair will be joined in Salzburg by their fellow Al Jazira team-mates - Ali Khaseif, Mohamed Al Attas, Salim Rashid, Khalfan Mubarak and ......read more

Made in Tashkeel 2019 presents a snapshot of UAE's transforming artistic landscape this summer

Works by 58 artists from 29 countries will be on display in the 10th edition of the exhibition from June 18  Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2019 | Tashkeel, Dubai’s leading centre for homegrown art and design, will celebrate the 10th edition of its annual summer exhibition with a display of diverse works that represent the breadth and depth of the artistic practice happening now in the UAE. Made in Tashkeel will showcase more than 100 works by 58 UAE-based artists from 29 different countries this year. The individual pieces and series of artworks on display have been created by members, workshop participants, instructors, staff and existing members in the last 12 months. They explore myriad themes, such as the human condition, evolving UAE society, a satirical take on modern food culture, and spiritual ......read more

58 Days of Summer Fun Begin at Modhesh World on Friday

• Free entry to Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre running from 21 June to 17 August 2019 • More than 100 activities, games and attractions on offer at the fun-filled themed zones • New GAC GS3 up for grabs with Modhesh World   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The region’s much awaited edutainment family destination, Modhesh World, kicks off on Friday 21 June at 11AM to offer families and kids endless fun with its themed zones including The Wheels, Arcadium, Little Adventure and Showtime Zones. The official opening of Modhesh World will be attended by the popular radio talk show presenter Kris Fade and his family, so don’t miss the chance to meet and greet the radio sensation.    The free-to-enter family-centric hub is organised by Dubai Festivals ......read more

NBA Basketball School Returns to Dubai Featuring Former Nba Player Greg Minor

NBA’s Youth Basketball Development Camp in Partnership with StryxSports to be Held in Al Barsha June 28 – July 5  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The National Basketball Association (NBA) and StryxSports, one of the UAE’s leading sports providers, today announced that the second NBA Basketball School camp will be held at the Dubai American Academy in Al Barsha from Friday, June 28 – Friday, July 5.  Former Boston Celtics guard Greg Minor will attend the week-long camp to provide on-court instruction alongside Jeff Christiansen, NBA Basketball School Dubai Technical Director and former Reno Bighorns (NBA G League) assistant coach. The tuition-based basketball development program, which debuted in Dubai in March, includes skill-based sessions and stations focusing on the ......read more

A Big Weekend in Belgium for UAE Team Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has announced a five-man line-up for this weekends one-day races in Belgium, including young Belgian hopeful Jasper Philipsen who will make his race debut.    Joining Philipsen at Dwars door het Hageland (21 June), Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl (22 June) and Elfstedenronde (23 June) will be team-mates Rory Sutherland, Oliviero Troia, Cristian Munoz and Roberto Ferrari.    Commenting ahead of the race, Philipsen said: “I have never participated in these three races, but I know the roads well. They are typical Belgian races, with hilly parcours and narrow, technical sections. They will suit the fast finishers and also the riders who go well on this type of terrain. I am really motivated, racing on the roads of Belgium is always special ......read more

Special Olympics UAE takes UN stage to inspire spirit of inclusiveness through sports

June 18thDubai, UAE:  Special Olympics UAE has called on the international community to capitalize on the power of sports to usher in a new era of social inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities as the 12thsession of UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) got under way at United Nations Headquarters in New York.   Representing the UAE at the UN conference, Chaica Al Qassimi, a prominent UAE Athlete, highlighted the key role played by Special Olympics UAE in promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences in the nation.    A champion of inclusiveness for people with intellectual disabilities, Chaica described her experiences as a referee as well as a Torch Runner at the World Games Abu Dhabi, held in ......read more

Pogacar Hoping to Be the Hero on Home Soil

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has blended youth and experience for the upcoming Tour of Slovenia (19-23 June), with Slovenian Time Trial (TT) Champion Tadej Pogacar leading the team’s General Classification (GC) hopes on home soil.    The youngster, who is having an impressive debut season for UAE Team Emirates will be supported by fellow Slovenian Jan Polanc, Rui Oliveira, Simone Consonni, Marco Marcato and Diego Ulissi.    Commenting ahead of the race, Tadej Pogacar said: “My goal is to continue to race at the same level I have since the start of the season. I am really motivated and aim to do my best. The Tour of Slovenia will offer three particularly challenging stages, I fancy them but I know that the competition will be high and will make for an ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi award Cappellini new long-term contract

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa says Italian powerboat racing legend has been rewarded for outstanding results   Abu Dhabi, 13 June, 2019:  Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club announced today that powerboat racing legend Guido Cappellini has signed a new long-term contract as manager of Team Abu Dhabi, the reigning F1H2O world champions.   The club says the new agreement, running until 2025, rewards Cappellini for the outstanding results achieved by Team Abu Dhabi since he took charge in February 2015.   The Italian has made Team Abu Dhabi the dominant force in the UIM F1H2O World Championships over the last four seasons, during which time they have won the team title three times and the drivers’ crown twice with Shaun Torrente and Alex Carella.   In addition, Emirati ......read more

Instagram launches low-data mode

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Instagram recently launched a new feature designed to help you continue to enjoy the content you love on Instagram while reducing the amount of data you use on your phone. With this opt-in mode for Android only, you can view your favorite content on Instagram with reduced image loading time, by reducing the amount of data that Instagram uses on your mobile phone.   How It Works: You’ll now have three customizable options when for viewing high-resolution media and pre-loading videos. Go to "Settings," then "Account," then "Cellular Data Use” – and then you will be able to turn this setting on, which will prevent the loading of videos and high-resolution media in advance. Once this setting is enabled, you’ll be able to choose ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Looking Good in Double Title Chase

Al Mulla on top again in Italy as Al Tayer stays in hunt for Runabout GP1 title   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 June, 2019: The season is not yet half over in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship, but Team Abu Dhabi are looking good in their quest for a double title success.   While reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla continues to appear unbeatable, team-mate Rashed Al Tayer remains very much in the hunt for the Runabout GP1 crown, despite enduring more than his fair share of misfortune in the Grand Prix of Italy.   The series now takes a break until later in the year, with a third round in China as yet to be confirmed ahead of the other rounds in India in November and finally Sharjah in December.   Al Mulla, who made it eight Grand Prix victories in a row in Italy, now holds a ......read more

17th Win of the Season for UAE Team Emirates as Pogacar Becomes a National Champion

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:  The riders of UAE Team Emirates continue their record breaking season with another win – this time courtesy of the young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar, who became a national Individual Time Trial Champion over the weekend.    His 5th victory of the season was taken on the 44km TT course in Ljubljana and became his first national professional title after beating Matej Mohoric (+29″) and Jan Tratnik (+45″) both from Bahrain-Merida.   Pogacar said: “I was aware of the high level of the competitors, especially considering Mohoric and Tratnik were competing, however I was well trained and worked hard after the Tour of California. In the first part of the course I set a regular pace, close to my limit, and in the second half I pushed as ......read more

Dan Martin Returns to the Road to Lead UAE Team Emirates at the Criterium Du Dauphine

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:  As the fans of UAE Team Emirates count down the days until the Tour du France, the team has been busy assembling a solid squad of riders to support their General Classification hopeful Dan Martin at the Criterium du Dauphine (9 - 16 June).    Often considered as the ultimate preparation for the Tour, the eight-stage race will see the team take on two tough days of climbing in the mountains, three hilly days of rolling terrain and classified climbs, two flatter stages that are set up for the sprinters and a 26.1km Individual Time Trial.    The Team: – Daniel Martin (Irl) – Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) – Cristian Muñoz (Col) – Simone Petilli (Ita) – Edward Ravasi (Ita) – Rory Sutherland (Aus) – Oliviero Troia ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Fights His Way to a Third Place Finish at the Giro

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    After more than two and a half weeks of supporting his team mates, Simone Consonni was finally able to demonstrate his sprinting prowess when he exploded in the final few hundred meters of stage 18 to take a third place finish behind Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe) and the stage winner Damiano Cima (Nippo Vini Fantini Faizane).   Up until today Consonni had served his team mates selflessly, firstly as the lead out man for Fernando Gavira and then as a domestique for Conti and Polanc whilst they wore the pink. However, he was able to get his Giro reward after fighting for position in the final kilometres of the race to come second in the bunch sprint, just behind the Cima, who was the solo breakaway rider left up the road.    Commenting the stage, ......read more

European football market revenues grow to record €28 billion as the ‘big five' leagues drive growth

• The European football market generated €28.4bn in revenues in the 2017/18 season, according to Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance; • The ‘big five’ European leagues generated a record €15.6bn in revenue in 2017/18, a 6% increase from the previous year;  • The German Bundesliga remains the best attended European league, with average crowds of over 43,000 in 2018/19; • Premier League clubs’ revenues increased to €5.4bn, driven by increased UEFA distributions to English clubs, as five teams competed in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 2017/18; • In revenue terms, the Premier League is 72% larger than its nearest competitor, Germany’s Bundesliga, which is now the second-biggest league in Europe, overtaking Spain’s La ......read more

Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Berlin for her first in-depth and exclusive interview with an American television network.  Discussing a decisive moment of her chancellery, Merkel says that she does not regret pulling away from nuclear energy in Germany, stressing the importance of renewable energy for working towards a cleaner environment. Referring to her decision to let so many immigrants into Germany, Merkel states that “in a humanitarian emergency we stepped out and helped.” Today she calls for countries to work together when it comes to tackle immigration in the long run: “We as states have to manage, we have to guide immigration. But not in the sense that we shut ourselves off from each other but that we ......read more

DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer tournament concludes; winners honoured at closing ceremony

Dubai, UAE; May 29, 2019:   Dubai Investments Park (DIP) announced the successful completion of its ‘DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer’ tournament, which was held under the patronage of Dubai Investments Park, approved by the Dubai Sports Council, and organised by YalaSports. The tournament featured a total of 13 teams with 23 matches played.  YalaSports was announced as the winner with DIP Sevens and Dubai Refreshments (PEPSI DRC) in second and third place respectively. Murad Elahi Mohammed from Dubai Police was chosen as the best player of the tournament while Ahmed Elhadary from YalaSports was selected as the best goalkeeper. The tournament reinforces Dubai Investments Park’s mission of providing a platform for entities at the community to come together and foster a spirit of ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's exhilarating Roller Coaster Rally set to entertain all this Eid Al Fitr

The Rollercoaster Rally will be on the first day of Eid Al Fitr Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:  Adrenaline junkies across the capital will be spoiled for choice this Eid Al Fitr as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s riveting Roller Coaster Rally returns for the third year running. As the grand finale to the park’s highly popular Free View season, fans and their friends and families are invited to enjoy an evening of delightful entertainment on the first day of Eid Al Fitr, from 6:00 pm until midnight.  The Roller Coaster Rally will see the park extend its opening hours to midnight, offering free entry after 6:00 pm. Those looking for a boost of adrenaline can look forward to experiencing the park’s award-winning rides and attractions such as the world’s fastest rollercoaster Formula ......read more

Get ready for some extreme fun with Cartooners by Cartoon Network MENA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:    Kids, brace yourselves for a brand new 30-episode show called Cartooners on Cartoon Network MENA, filled with activities, pranks and challenges, to tickle your funny bone. Unleash your fun and adventurous side and tune into the Cartoon Network MENA YouTube channel every Thursday, from May 2nd until November 21st, 2019.  The Arabic language show brings the best of real fun and entertainment for children between 6 and 12 years, including Do-It-Yourself (DIY), magic tricks, pranks, challenges and loads of ‘How-To’ videos related to The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears. The show will feature seven children from different Arab nationalities who will dazzle you with fun, diverse, and vibrant content. Al Reem, Asma and ......read more

Dubai clubs win 48 titles in 2018-2019 season

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:   Clubs functioning under the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council won a total of 48 individual and team titles at the senior level in the 2018-2019 season. The success of the Dubai clubs is a reflection of the approach and support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as his emphasis on achieving top position in all fields, and also the patronage and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council. The end-of-season report on the performance of Dubai clubs revealed they had won 70 per cent of the titles on offer in the season despite stiff competition from clubs of other emirates. The Dubai clubs won 24 ......read more

Dolores Shelleh is the first Arab woman to scale Mt. Everest from the North Col

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th May 2019:   Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh has become the first Arab woman to scale Mt. Everest from its toughest North Col terrain. She is also the first Jordanian and the second Serbian to accomplish the feat. Typically, the northern Col of Mt. Everest presents more altitude issues for climbers and has recorded higher fatality numbers due to the elevation of the camps and lack of helicopter rescue options. The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community by Diamond Developers, extended its support to Dolores in her mission. Commenting on her achievement, Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers, said: “Dolores Shelleh has pushed the boundaries and broken all stereotypical notions with her quest for adventure. Focused on promoting ......read more

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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

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 ......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 ......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 ......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…

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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…

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

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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

Taste of Dubai to host exclusive first sample of Masterchef, the TV Experience…

MasterChef Australia star Matt Preston to judge public competition: The Mystery Box Cooking Challenge  Dubai, UAE – Monday 4th March 2019: As anticipation builds ahead of the April opening of MasterChef, the TV Experience, fans of the international TV sensation can sample an exclusive taste of what’s in store at the new restaurant during Taste of Dubai, which runs March 7-9 at ......read more

Sky News Arabia champions inclusion ahead of opening of Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi…

Comprehensive coverage of the World Games across all Sky News Arabia platforms Live broadcasts from the Flame of Hope torch run and coverage of all the sporting action Free media training at ADNEC and commitment to new internship program for people of determination   Abu Dhabi, 4 March 2019: Sky News Arabia are putting people of determination at the heart of their coverage of Special ......read more

Week 11 of Emirates Longines Show Jumping League Has Eventful Finish at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club…

Al Kirbi Wins Emerges as Best UAE Young Rider and Lund Wins One Round Against the Clock March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Young rider, Ali Hamad Al Kirbi, from the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club won first place in the Division 1 – UAE riders only class which consisted of  One Round with Jump-Off at 140cm during the weekend’s championship, sponsored by Longines and under the ......read more

Omega Nations Golf Tour is back with a second series…

March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE After the success of the inaugural tournament in 2018, Rivoli Group has announced that it will   host the second series of the OMEGA Nations Golf Tour 2019.  The 2 ball Tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format will be open once again to all adult amateur Golfers in the City. The tour will consist of 3 qualifier rounds beginning with the ......read more

Yas Marina circuit will host incredible line up of sport and entertainment for world rallycross Abu ...…

Organisers gave a preview of what to expect from the three-day 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship taking place in April Yas Marina Circuit and partners unveiled a full weekend schedule, including the brand-new purpose-built track layout, some of the drivers and teams competing in the first round of this high-octane series Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE 3 March, 2019: Yas Marina ......read more

The Beach qualify for NAS Futsal main draw with an all-win record…

Six futsal qualifiers confirm their spots in the main draw  of the hugely-popular Ramadan tournament March 03, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – The Beach have romped into the main draw of the 2019 Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Futsal championship with an all-win record in the qualifying tournament, which was held at the Al Manara Indoor Sports Hall in Umm Suqeim last week. Held ......read more

ArtBAB 2019 to feature strong selection of international galleries and artists…

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th March 2019 March 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The fourth edition of Bahrain’s leading art fair, ArtBAB, will see 16 international galleries from Buenos Aires to Kuala Lumpur, showcase works alongside local artists. Strengthening ties with the Gulf and galleries across the world, ArtBAB seeks to ......read more

Winner of Montegrappa Writing Prize is announced at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature…

Dubai, 3 March 2019: The winners of the Montegrappa Writing Prize, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s prestigious competition to discover unpublished novelists, have been announced today. Recognised as one of the most successful writing competitions in the region, the competition has a proven track record in finding new writing talent, producing eight published authors in the ......read more

Federer beats Tsitsipas to win 100th title and Eighth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships crown…

March 3, 2019 – DUBAI, UAE: Roger Federer defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to earn the 100th singles title of his career, as well as his eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The consolation for his opponent, who sensationally defeated Federer last month at the Australian Open and was contesting his second final in two weeks, is that when the new rankings ......read more

Roger Federer to play Stefanos Tsitsipas in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final…

March 2, 2019 – DUBAI, UAE: Roger Federer will bid for his 100th career title and his eighth Dubai title when he faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. Federer overcame Borna Coric 6-2 6-2, and Tsitsipas needed one minute under three hours to see off the challenge of Gael Monfils, winning 4-6 7-6 7-6. The victory elevated Tsitsipas ......read more

Nishikori upset, Federer wins at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 28 2019 – DUBAI, UAE:  Top seed Kei Nishikori fell to a shock second round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday, but Roger Federer came through his second three-set battle this week to record his 50th win in Dubai and reach his 11th quarter-final.   Nishikori, the world No. 6, was defeated 7-5 5-7 6-2 by Hubert Hurkacz, who until last week in ......read more

First-ever Euro Souvenir Banknotes launched to celebrate Gandhi's 150th birth year…

Paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the commemorative 12-notes series to be unveiled in phases from now until Oct 2, 2019 Limited-edition of 5000 commemorative notes of each design will be issued worldwide Designed by noted Dubai-based Indian artist, Akbar Saheb, each note is inspired by a famous incident from Gandhi’s life 27th February, 2019; Dubai, UAE: Mahatma Gandhi’s fans ......read more

2019 Sony World Photography Awards celebrates United Arab Emirates photographic talent…

Photographer Paul-Vlad Epure revealed as winner of United Arab Emirates National Award All winners of Awards’ Open competition and National Awards announced today   Dubai, UAE; 27 February 2019: Supporting the local photographic communities in 62 countries across the globe, the World Photography Organisation and Sony today announced the winners of the 2019 National Awards. ......read more

Nadia Christidi announced as winner of Art Jameel Commissions: Arts Writing and Research…

Art Jameel’s inaugural Arts Writing and Research award supports the development of innovative research, original writing and arts publishing  The highly competitive process saw writers and artists from across the Middle East and the world apply with proposals, which were debated by a stellar jury Winner Nadia Christidi receives a three-month residency at Jameel Arts Centre, ......read more

Kei Nishikori and The Flying Cup…

February 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Tennis star Kei Nishikori is in Dubai for the first time making his debut at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Before he stepped foot on Centre Court, the Japanese No. 1, took this opportunity to explore Dubai and visited The Flying Cup in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The tourist attraction raises to the height of a 12-story building, offering ......read more

National Reading Month to offer a programme to motivate reading in public libraries…

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, activities include workshops, ‘meet the author’ sessions, and more Abu Dhabi, 26 February 2019: To celebrate National Reading Month, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised an engaging programme of events for all ages. Throughout the month of March, six libraries across the ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Delivers Resounding Victory in WSK Super Master Series…

Rashid gains pole position and holds first position throughout the final, during a first-rate weekend in the Mini class of Circuito South Garda Karting in Italy Dubai, UAE – 26th  February 2019: The talented young Emirati karting driver Rashid Al Dhaheri had a first-rate weekend in the Mini class of Circuito South Garda Karting, as the fledgling racer carried out consistently good ......read more

National Show Jumping Competitions Start Back up in Abu Dhabi…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club February 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Thursday, February 28th, 2019 from 3:00pm onwards and Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 8:30am onwards Where: Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free ......read more

There have been 1.6 million Tweets about @ItsRamiMalek since the release of Bohemian Rhapsody…

25.02.2019 - Dubai, UAE: Born to Egyptian parents, American rising star Rami Malek (@ItsRamiMalek) has been a hot topic on Twitter during this award season. And the Oscars season has been no different. There have been 1.6 million Tweets about Malek worldwide since the movie came out in November 2018.   Here is how the conversation around the Oscars and @ItsRamiMalek unfolded on ......read more

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