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Celta Vigo and Al Ain Clubs Select Du LaLiga HPC Players for Pro-Football Careers

  du LaLiga new season teams in intensive training; U18 & 16 teams getting ready for Spain August scouting trip Dubai, UAE – 24 May 2017 –  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that two of its football talents, Ahmed El Yamani and Rashed Ahmed, have been scouted by the Spanish LaLiga club Celta Vigo and UAE Al Ain club respectively for pro-football careers. These two players, who are also part of the du LaLiga HPC U18 team who took home the gold from the inaugural season of the UAE FA Academy League and are just back from a development trip to Spain, were recognized for their exceptional performance at an event hosted by du and LaLiga last night.  Their new team members in the U18 teams as well as the U16 & U14 du LaLiga HPC teams were also welcomed into the program at the ......read more

Teenage artist Aamir Kudel visualizes life with his debut solo exhibition in Dubai

The seventeen-year-old Indian boy showcases his talent with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ DUBAI – May 24, 2017:  Aamir Kudel, a seventeen-year-old Indian artist in Dubai, recently conducted his debut solo exhibition in Dubai with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ painted with oil on canvas.  The star-studded event was held at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai in the presence of Indian Consul-General in Dubai His Excellency Vipul; Aamir's parents Mr. Zulfeq Kudel and Mrs. Lasitha Zulfeq, along with his teachers and other dignitaries.  Aamir is a Grade 12 student at the Emirates International School and aspires to be an engineer by profession. Hailing from the Indian state of Kerala, he has won accolades in a number of ......read more

Shaikh Takes SWS Senior Cup Victory Ahead of World Finals

Agha tops SWS Junior Cup, second Masters win in a row for Eelma Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2017:  Veteran racers produced a strong showing at the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Races on Monday night (22 May) at Dubai Kartdrom with Anjum Shaikh and Kamal Agha displaying peak form ahead of their participation in the Paris SWS World Finals on Thursday (25 May). Both drivers went two-for-two on the evening, just days ahead of their trip to France where they will join nine other drivers representing the Dubai Kartdrome at the SWS World Finals. Fellow racer, Heiki Eelma won’t be going to Paris this year, however, he did bag another class win as he continues to dominate the SWS Masters category this season. SWS Senior Cup & Masters Category Thirty drivers packed the SWS Senior grid and Rami Azzam was the best of them early ......read more

IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF Support Arab Filmmakers with Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award

Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017:  IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in December 2017. For the sixth consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen is the official ‘Festival-Time’ partner of DIFF, where the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will once again present the IWC Filmmaker Award to a promising Arab director. “Supporting filmmakers and their projects is something we are very passionate about. As watchmakers, we completely understand how much time and effort filmmakers invest in creating a true work of ......read more

Former World Number Ones Gaultier, Ashour, Elshorbagy and Willstrop to Meet in Dubai World Series Finals Draw

  May 22, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals - taking place at Dubai Opera on June 6-10 - looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after a quartet of former World number ones in the guise of Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Mohamed ElShorbagy and James Willstrop were drawn together in a mouth-watering group stage. The lucrative tournament, which has $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and Women's draws, will see the players face off against each other in a round-robin best-of-three series from June 6-8 for a place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond - with only two players progressing from each group. Current World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad, the man who topped the PSA Road To Dubai Standings, finds himself going up against another former No.1, Nick Matthew, in-form ......read more

Thirty Days of Entertainment and Enlightenment for Children at SLC's Ramadan Camps

Holy month camps will offer religious, artistic and educational activities Sharjah, May 22, 2017:  Children are set to enjoy an array of artistic, entertainment and religious activities at a number of camps being hosted by Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) this Ramadan. Running from May 28 to June 22, the programmes at each of the venues have been carefully formulated to align with the spiritual atmosphere of the holy month. Taking place at SLC’s four facilities; Basateen Pre-school Centre, Collage Talent Centre, Tiny Talents Program and the Sports Complex, the Ramadan camps aim to cultivate noble values in children and to teach them about their religion through using simple yet appealing methods.  “Every year during Ramadan we provide our young visitors with a variety of activities that engage their interests and ......read more

Pirelli sets sail for America's Cup 2017 adventure with Emirates New Zealand

From the race track to the ocean! DUBAI, May 22, 2017:  Pirelli has swapped the racing circuit for the high seas after partnering with two-time winner Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2017 America’s Cup 2017. Pirelli, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, will be the official sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand as they look for a third win in sailing’s premier competition, which this year takes place from May 26 to June 26 in Bermuda, in the North Atlantic Ocean. The famous yellow and red Pirelli logo will feature on the Emirates Team New Zealand boat and its rudders, which act as a metaphor for the tyre. Just as a tyre ensures a vehicle’s performance and control, the rudder guarantees the precision of the vessel on its course.  Participation in the world’s top sailing ......read more

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Student Competitions Now Open!

Can You Write Your Way To Stardom?  Dubai, 22 May 2017: Young writers and poets in the UAE have a new chance to unleash their creative talents as the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature student writing competitions open today. The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Taaleem Award for poetry have become integral additions to the academic calendar, with the number of participants growing every year.  ‘The Award Ceremonies remain a highlight of each Festival,’ said Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. ‘The competitions allow all students, between the ages of 8 to 25 years, resident in the UAE, to hone their creative writing skills in Arabic and English. We are delighted to be ......read more

11th Place for UAE Team Emirates' Polanc at Stage 15

Jan Polanc crosses finish line amongst first group at 100th Giro d’Italia Monday, 22 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc came 11th after he successfully bridged the gap on the final straight of stage 15 and crossed the finish line as part of the first group of riders. Bob Jungels (Quick - Step Floors) took the sprint win in Bergamo to claim the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) keeps the General Classification lead.   Commenting on his finish, UAE Team Emirates’ Polanc said: “Today was difficult. The breakaway started at 20 km so the speed was high and most of the peloton was very tired. In the end my legs felt quite good and I managed to bridge the gap on the final straight and finish with the first group - the best riders at the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Laengen Sixth in General Classification at Tour of California

Vegard Stake Laengen is sixth overall at the inaugural edition of the Amgen Tour of California United Arab Emirates. Sunday, 21 May 2017: The curtain was drawn on the seventh and final stage of Amgen Tour of California with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing sixth overall in the final General Classification. The stage was won by Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) while George Bennett (Team LottoNl - Jumbo) clinched the overall General Classification. The Tour of California concluded Saturday 20 May, when cyclists departed the Mountain High ski resort, dropping into the Angeles National Forest and ending the 125 km ride in front of the convention center in Pasadena. Stage Seven Results   1 Evan Huffman ( Rally ......read more

Splash ‘n' Party Celebrates ‘End of School Carnival'

Little ones can experience a thrilling time with carnival games, and fun with water balloons and water guns Dubai, UAE – May 21, 2017:  With summer vacations getting closer, Splash ‘n’ Party is organizing their first ever, ‘End of School Carnival’ on the 21st May to get the tiny tots celebrating early.  With most of the actual schoolwork completed and classrooms buzzing with students excited about the summer vacation, the end of the school year often finds parents and teachers looking for ways to keep students engaged.  Priced at AED 100 per child, ‘End of School Carnival’ is a one-day event from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and will feature a slew of ‘splashtastic’ activities such as carnival games, fun with water guns and water balloons.  Anjili Samtani-Radia, ......read more

Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi live in concert in Dubai on Friday, May 19

Turban Kings arrive in Dubai Brother duo to perform together in Dubai for the first time Daler Mehndi performing in Dubai after 8 years, singer to sing all his hit numbers from Bahubali 2, Dangal to the old favourites Mika says Dubai is an amazing city and he does about 7 shows a year. May 18th, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Get ready to groove as the brother duo and singing singhs are all set to perform live on Dubai stage for the first time tomorrow Friday, May 19th at Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. Dust your party shoes and put them on for an unforgettable, breathtaking and overwhelming ride with ‘mast kalandar’ Mika Singh and the king of Punjabi songs, Daler Mehndi. Reminiscing his first performance in Dubai way back in 1992, Mika said now he does almost 7 shows a year in Dubai ......read more

Dubai Chamber announces winners of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

Winners announced during prestigious ceremony at ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai Top three winners received cash prizes and access to training and support Dubai, UAE, May 18, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on Wednesday the top three winners of the 2nd cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition during the closing ceremony for the 5th ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai. FriendyCar, a marketplace for borrowing and lending cars, claimed the first-place prize, while second place went to CorporateStack, a web-based solution for managing business operations. Nester, a parking rental marketplace that connects parking owners with people, placed third. The winners were honoured by H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office, Mr. Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice President - Institutional ......read more

Podium Finish for Portuguese World Champion

UAE Team Emirates secure two riders in top ten with Rui Costa second and Simone Petilli placing eighth in stage 11 of Giro d’Italia Thursday, 18 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ World Champion Rui Costa clinched a podium position with teammate Simone Petilli in top ten after facing four tough ascents during the 11th stage that concluded Wednesday 17 May.  Costa took an impressive second and Petilli eighth in the thrilling hilly stage from Firenze to Bagno di Romagna, behind Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) who came first while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) kept the Maglia Rosa. Commenting on his finish, 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour Champion Rui Costa said: “It was important that we joined a breakaway today and I worked really hard to be able to achieve that. I tried my best to pursue the attack and win, ......read more

Call for Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017:  Global Residence and Citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award. The Award was established to pay tribute to individuals who work towards improving and supporting the global community, and whose actions have contributed to building a more peaceful and tolerant world.  Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen are open to the public. The selection process for the Global Citizen is confidential and the winner will be chosen by a seven-member Award Committee through a majority vote format. The Award Committee is comprised of the following members: Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam, ......read more

Submissions Open for the Landmark 10th Anniversary of the Dubai Film Connection (dfc)

Dubai, 16 May 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will run from 6-13 December, 2017 and submissions are now open for the Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market for Arab filmmaker’s part of the highly successful Dubai Film Market (DFM), the business counterpart of DIFF.      Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the DFC has enjoyed a decade of success discovering and presenting projects from emerging and established writers, directors and producers from the Arab world to industry professionals around the world.  Having showcased more than 135 fiction and non-fiction film projects in development to regional and international industry decision makers of which 56 have been completed.     Since its inception in 2007 the DFC has witnessed a substantial improvement in the ......read more

Artists for Change Initiative to Unveil the Largest Hand-crafted Yarn Ball at Dubai Festival City

Remarkable art pieces created in a unique collaboration between Emirati artists and artisans in Afghanistan will be on display at Dubai Festival City from 21 May to 16 June Dubai, 14 May, 2017:  In partnership with The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed (FBMI) initiative, Dubai Festival City is set to open a unique art exhibition within its main atrium, Festival Square. From 21 May to 16 June, FBMI will be showcasing the remarkable artwork of four prominent Emirati artists who took part in the ‘Artists for Change program, at Dubai Festival City. The exhibit will unveil the largest yarn ball ever assembled in the region with a diameter of three metres. The ball of yarn is hand crafted out of 100% indigenous wool, hand-spun by female weavers and dyed with natural vegetable dyes in Afghanistan. The exhibition will support ......read more

Fun City launches the first ever Play Membership in the GCC!

Region’s First-Ever Unlimited Play Membership at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works Centres in UAE 100 Days of play is now a big Deal! Fun City launches a unique membership of 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99 ! Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2017:  Fun City, UAE’s most popular entertainment brand has launched its first-ever Unlimited Play membership. This unbelievable feature allows any child who opts for this and becomes a Fun Member full access to all Play Zones and Fun and Learn areas at Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works stores across the UAE for just AED 99 – less than AED 1 per day for all day play. This membership is a first of its kind for the entire entertainment industry in the GCC and breaks new ground in allowing unlimited access and enjoyment to little guests at the play areas. Children ......read more

Dubai's labourers get their chance to shine

Smart Idol – empowering & changing lives Dubai, May 14th 2017:  Dubai’s unsung heroes finally get the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds. A jury panel selects the top 15 talents, split between singing and dancing performances, who will then be trained and mentored by industry professionals to fine-tune their skills. Smart Idol winners and select finalists become part of SmartBand, which performs at corporate events.  “Smart Idol affords ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Retain Blue Jersey

  UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc is still ‘King of the Mountain’ while Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) wins sixth stage of Giro Thursday, 11 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’, Slovenian rider Jan Polanc is still in the King of the Mountain jersey and fourth in Youth Classification with teammates Simone Petilli and Valerio Conti in fifth and sixth place respectively. The sixth stage wrapped up on Thursday, 11 May which was won by Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) following a breakaway. Stage seven starts in Castrovillari and is 224 km and over the first 140 km, the route is essentially flat with just a short descent after the start. After cresting the Bosco delle Pianelle KOM summit the final part of the stage is more complicated as the route passes through several urban areas. The final ......read more

MGM Making a Move into Dubai

MGM Hospitality is one of the biggest casino companies in the world, and hearing that it will be developing and operating a 26-acre resort in Dubai is good news for the area. A place of extravagance and wealth, it is only fitting that the company would make a move into that area, but what of the gambling? Well this is where it gets complicated, but not impossible. The rules of the UAE are that sports betting is legal, but casinos aren’t. What this will mean is if you are looking for any card games then you may have to play online poker instead. If you want to bet on the horse racing though, that is one thing that you will be able to do. The news of the MGM development was announced after a presentation by MGM to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Dubai’s ruler. This ......read more

Russian Star Grigory Leps Rocks Crowd at Dubai Gala

Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi. Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest hits that have marked his star-studded career and endeared him to Russian music fans and won the Sochi-born rock and pop idol many awards. His rousing performance was just the right accompaniment to the gala setting and much to the appreciation of the many VIPs, music aficionados and connoisseurs of luxury that were invited especially for the gala gathering. Held since 2004 the Russian Seasons in Dubai has been responsible for presenting ......read more

World Champions Lead Egyptian Charge to PSA World Series Finals

Egypt qualified four men and three women for Dubai World Series Finals Line-ups led by men’s and women’s current World Champions May 9 2017, DUBAI UAE:  Egypt’s dominance of world squash continues with a seven-strong contingent of players heading to Dubai next month for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which will be played at the Dubai Opera from June 6-10. Only the top eight ranked male and female players in the PSA Road to Dubai rankings have qualified to contest the prestigious season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, after the men completed six qualifying events, and the women five, during the 2016-2017 season. Led by men’s world champion and world number one Karim Abdel Gawad, and women’s world champion and world number one Nour EL Sherbini, Egypt has qualified a remarkable ......read more

Arab Cinema Shines on the World Stage at Cannes Film Festival's Milestone 70th Edition

Dubai, 08 May 2017: Spearheading efforts to champion Arab cinema and promote the UAE as a leading film hub for the region, a UAE delegation will embark on a journey to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Comprising key industry players including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the delegation will be based at the UAE Pavilion at the festival, which takes place May 17-28, 2017. This edition of the Cannes Film Festival marks its milestone 70th anniversary and is the 15th consecutive year that the UAE has had a presence at the prestigious event. Once again, the UAE pavilion at the festival is set to offer international audiences the perfect window into new and compelling stories coming out of the Arab world and ......read more

Speedo© Stands Up For Drowning Prevention

Dubai, UAE 9th May 2017. Speedo©, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has launched Swim Generation; a global initiative that aims to help contribute to the reduction of accidental drowning worldwide, striving towards a world where everyone everywhere has the right to be able to swim. In development by Speedo International since 2011, Swim Generation supports life-saving projects around the world and has enabled partner organisations to already reach over 600,000 people.    The 2014 Global Report on Drowning from the World Health Organisation  highlights drowning as a global emergency. Shocking statistics demonstrate that drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death worldwide, with at least 372,000 people losing their lives to drowning every year. That’s a staggering average of 1,000 ......read more

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Global Village: A Walk-Through Street Theatre…

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces Shortlists in Translation and Literary Studies…

11th Cycle Abu Dhabi, March 02 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the works shortlisted in its “Translation” and “Literary& Arts Criticism” Categories.  The frontrunners in “Translation” include three scholarly studies, two of which construed to Arabic from original works in English and German, and one study translated from ......read more

HH The Emir's Trophy presented by Longines marks a successful conclusion…

Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Doha provided the ideal backdrop for an exhilaration filled conclusion of HH The Emir’s Sword. Held annually at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, HH The Emir’s Sword is one of the most definitive equestrian events on Qatar’s horse-racing calendar and is a perfect mix of elegance and outstanding performance.   The thrilling competition ......read more

The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery's new exhibition sheds light on one of the UAE's most important ...…

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Wawrinka Upset but Murray Wins at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Defending champion Stan Wawrinka slumped to a shock opening round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beaten 7-6 (4) 6-3 by 77th ranked Damir Dzumhur. It is the first time since 2008, when Andy Murray beat Roger Federer, that the defending champion has lost in the first round. But top-seeded Murray had little difficulty overcoming Tunisian Malek ......read more

Young Tennis Stars Enjoyed Some Fun in the Sun With ATP Professional Doubles Players…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Some of the best young tennis players from across the UAE took part in the ATP Tennis Emirates Coaching Clinic this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The excited group was joined by doubles players, John Peers from Australia and Horia Tecău from Romania. The players had a practice session with the budding tennis stars and gave ......read more

Defending Champion Wawrinka Upset in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Opener…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Defending champion Stan Wawrinka slumped to a shock opening round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beaten 7-6 (4) 6-3 by 77th ranked Damir Dzumhur. The number two seed got off to a perfect start, breaking serve in the second game and leading 3-0, but Dzumhur then settled and offered more resistance, levelled at 4-4 and then claimed ......read more

Winners of 2017 FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix awarded at the Closing Ceremony…

28 February 2017, Sharjah, UAE:  VIP guests including Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov  and participating grandmasters gathered on February 27th  at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club to fete the winner of 2017 FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix at the closing ceremony. Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla thanked 18 Grandmasters who were ......read more

Roger Federer Begins His Bid for an Eighth Title at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Roger Federer began his quest for a record eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 6-1 6-3 win over Benoit Paire. It is his 13th appearance in Dubai, and as well as winning seven titles he has twice finished as runner-up. The third seeded Australian Open champion is bidding to win an eighth title at an event for the first time in ......read more

Fifth and largest edition of The Sheikha Manal ‘Little Artists Program' launched…

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Line up of 72 Dubai Teams in duFC Knockouts Announced…

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Splash ‘n' Party announces a ‘Splashtastic' Holi Festival of Colours for little ones…

Featuring water guns and balloons, stilt walkers, and jugglers, the Splash ‘n’ Party ‘Holi Festival of Colours’ will deliver great family fun and fond memories Dubai, UAE – February 27, 2017:  Splash ‘n’ Party, Dubai’s coolest and most exciting aqua park for little ones, is celebrating ‘Holi Festival of Colours’. Set to take ......read more

Six winners in Professional and Amateur categories crowned in 10th edition of Saluki Championships…

100 contestants, including foreigners, thrill large crowd at Al Marmoom race track on Saturday DUBAI, 26th February 2017:  The 10th edition of the Saluki Championship organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw more than 100 contestants, including several foreign participants, vying for honours in the finals of the competition on Saturday 25th February in Al Marmoum ......read more

Successful Run of ‘Kids Fest' at Global Village Comes to an End for this Season…

Interactive activities brought joy to families and drew smiles over kids’ faces.  Dubai, 26th February, 2017:  The immensely popular ‘Kids Fest’ at Global Village, wrapped up for this season last evening as it witnessed a huge popularity amongst Global Village’s guests over the course of the festival’s 21 day period. Thousands of resident and tourist ......read more

Durasek is the icon of the fighting spirit from UAE Team Emirates…

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates reaffirmed the team's fighting spirit in the 2nd stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour. After that Manuele Mori had been protagonist in the opening stage, Kristijan Durasek (photo Bettini) was the rider from the Emirati team who joined the main breakaway of the stage Al Maryah Island-Al Marina (153 km). Six attackers (Canola, Calabria, Boem, De ......read more

Svitolina Beats Wozniacki to Claim Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Elina Svitolina claimed the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title with a hard-fought 6-4 6-2 win over Caroline Wozniacki. Not only did Svitolina win the biggest title of her career, but she will make her top 10 debut next week. It was the second title in a month for Svitolina, who also won in Taipei, and a second final in two weeks for Wozniacki ......read more

Winners of the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017 Honoured by Sharjah Ladies Club…

Five km and 10 km races saw participation of 1,500 runners from 54 countries Sharjah, February 25, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has honoured the winners of the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017, which took place at Sharjah University City. Characterised by fierce but friendly rivalry, the run saw the participation of about 1,500 female racers from 54 countries, with 66% Emiratis taking part. ......read more

Andy Murray to Face Malek Jaziri in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Opener…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  ATP World number one Andy Murray will face Tunisia's Malek Jaziri in an intriguing first round clash at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Murray will be seeking his first title in Dubai as he returns to court for the first time since the Australian Open. The reigning Olympic, Wimbledon and ......read more

Tennis Legends Warm Up on the Beach…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  ATP world number one Andy Murray and seven time Dubai champion Roger Federer are back in Dubai for the 25th anniversary of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, and took some time out from serious practice for an impromptu match on the beach facing the iconic Burj Al Arab at the Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel today. Murray and Federer haven’t played ......read more

Sevastova the First Player to Reach Semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 23, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Anastasija Sevastova became the first player to advance to the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as she claimed a   6-4 7-5 win over Qiang Wang. After losing in the qualifying rounds in 2016 the Latvian is now just two matches away from claiming her first title since 2010. Wang, who is the first Chinese player to advance to ......read more

Bellis Stuns Radwanska to Reach Quarter-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  Teenager Catherine Bellis claimed a stunning 6-4 2-6 6-2 victory over fourth seed and former champion Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Another former champion, Caroline Wozniacki, fared better but struggled to overcome a spirited challenge from Kateryna Bondarenko 3-6 6-2 6-3. "Whew, ......read more

Wang ends Mladenovic Campaign at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 22, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Kristina Mladenovic was unable to build upon her Tuesday upset of second seed Karolina Pliskova as she was defeated 6-1 6-4 by Qiang Wang at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Eighth seed Elina Vesnina also failed to reach the quarter-finals as she was beaten 3-6 6-4 7-6(4) by Ana Konjuh in a two hour 31-minute battle. Both Wang and Mladenovic ......read more

GAC on the greens - World-Class Golfing Pro gives masterclass in Doha…

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PCFC seeks role model in global corporate communication and industry specialized media…

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The Equestrian World Races to Dubai World Trade Center This March…

The region’s most significant and influential equine event, Dubai International Horse Fair, will return for its 13th edition from March 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre The event is co-located with the 14th edition of the world-acclaimed Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  The 13th Dubai International Horse Fair, held alongside ......read more

Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Set February 26th ...…

22 February, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The final deadline to submit entries for Proud Expressions has been set for February 26, 2017. Proud Expressions is a unique joint initiative of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) that aims to pay symbolic and fitting tribute to the ......read more

Sharjah Press Club Study Stresses the Role of Positivity in Media Work…

SPC’s News Cinema Initiative Features as Many as 2,332 Visitors and Suggests Most People Would Like to Like to See Positive News Sharjah, February 22, 2017:  An analytical study conducted by the Sharjah Press Club (SPC) of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) suggests that most people prefer positive news stories that do not cause sadness, fear or horror but promote feeling of ......read more

YNM Dubai - 'The Noora' Dress for Colon Cancer…

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  Yasmin AL Mulla took inspiration from her mother’s success in battling Colon Cancer to launch a piece that would express her gratitude toward her journey. The designer witnessed the strength and courage it takes to fight against the disease through her mother’s struggle in battling cancer and healing process. In celebration of being cured after ......read more

Makarova Stuns Cibulkova at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 21, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Ekaterina Makarova pulled off the biggest upset so far at this year's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by stunning third seed and WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 4-6 6-2. There were ominous signs perhaps for Cibulkova after she saw the draw and who her first opponent would be, as she had only recently fallen to Makarova at the ......read more

Star Hunt 2017 Winners Announced At The Grand Finale Show…

Winners of Dubai Outlet Mall’s Star Hunt 2017 contest were revealed during a glitzy event, judged by industry experts. Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Star Hunt 2017, an annual event organized by Dubai Outlet Mall, ended on a celebratory note. The 6th edition of this glamorous event that aims to showcase fresh local talent, received much appreciation from the industry as thirty ......read more

Olympic Gold Medalist Puig Reaches Second Round at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 20, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig overcame a sore back as well as her opponent to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 4-6 6-4. The result left Shvedova still seeking her first win of 2017. "Especially in the first round I think it's good to have a match that pushes you a little ......read more

Dubai Culture Hosts ‘Britain Takes Shape' to Support the 2017 UK- UAE Year of Creative Collaboration…

The Authority to host the British Contemporary Design Exhibition at Design Days Dubai, a Key Event of Dubai Art Season 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2017:  In support of the UK-UAE Year of Creative Collaboration, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, announced that it is hosting an ......read more

Swiss International Scientific School Team 1 Wins ESKC Junior Round Two…

Nineteen student teams compete at Dubai Kartdrome Dubai, UAE, 20 February 2017:  Swiss International Scientific School (SISS) Team 1, with brothers Keanu Al Azhari and Adam Al Azhari, dominated Round Two of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) Junior category at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (19 February), with JT Racing topping the Nomad Class. In the first of four ......read more

J.P. Morgan Kids' Day…

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Over 500 school children from all over the UAE joined in the fun at the second J.P. Morgan Kids’ Day for the week, which took place this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The kids were taught some new skills during the two hour session which was led by coaches from the Clark Francis Tennis Academy. Joining them on their morning ......read more

The du UAE FA's Academy League Plays Host to a fantastic Line up of Matches in Week 4…

Dr. Khalid Abdullah: “The national League is challenging both clubs and private academies to raise their game by testing their play with every match” 20 February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the week, E-Sports and PSG faced off in a very intense game with PSG opening the score line with a strong free kick from Thomas Rousse in the 30th ......read more

OMEGA Starts the Clock: Celebrating the One Year Countdown to Pyeonchang 2018…

Pinpointing a precise moment to start the one year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, OMEGA turned a second into a celebration at a special VIP ceremony in Seoul. Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Sports fans around the world still have 12 months to wait for the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, but for OMEGA, the timekeeping has already begun. The Swiss brand ......read more

Sharjah to Host Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017…

Major publishing industry event takes place at Flag Island on February 27-28 Sharjah, 20 February 2017:  Sharjah is gearing up to host the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017, a major publishing industry event that is taking place at the emirate’s Flag Island on February 27-28. Organised by the Emirates Publishers Association in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual ......read more

New Lamborghini Series Featured Alongside National Racing at Dubai Autodrome…

Eight races contested during NRD Power Weekend Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle ......read more

Double the Fun at UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women's Open Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Two of the most popular sports in the UAE joined forces over the weekend to celebrate UAE National Sports Day with the UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women’s Open Championships, which was conducted at Dubai Design District on 16 and 17 February.  Organized by UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Association’s Chairwoman of the Women’s ......read more

IndiaCast announces auditions for the COLORS CricQuiz 2017 – most definitive cricket quizzing ...…

More than 500 Cricket Fans from the Middle East are expected to audition on the 25th February for the 4th season of COLORS Cricquiz across the Middle East UAE, 19th February 2016:  Indiacast is bringing back COLORS CricQuiz to the TV screens for the fourth consecutive year. COLORS CricQuiz is considered as the most definitive cricket quizzing championship on television in the region. The ......read more

Mothers Played Key Roles in Shaping Careers of Directors Sharing Screen at Unique Women's Film ...…

Friend’s life-turning event inspired work by Emirati Alawadi showing at WOW Film Fair Middle East  Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Returning to Dubai cinema screens for a fourth edition next month, the unique film festival which champions the role of women in the movie industry brings together a trio of directors who credit their mothers for playing a key part in shaping their ......read more

Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi first to book spot in Final of AED 1 million Fazza Championship for ...…

Matar Al Habsi achieves perfect score of 50 in semifinals showing off his skill with two Yuollah weapons DUBAI, 18th Febuary 2017:  Hamdan Mohammed bin Musleh Al Ahbabi (number 3) became the first Yuweel artiste to book his place in the final of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah during the 10th episode of the event in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday ......read more

Kerber Faces Tough Challenge at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  Angelique Kerber faces a tough challenge as she bids to recapture her number one ranking at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week. The German claimed the top spot late last season from Serena Williams, but slipped back to number two following the Australian Open. A title this week would see her return to the top, but she faces some formidable ......read more

Sharjah Ladies Run to Award Prizes Worth More Than AED 100,000…

Cash prizes, free memberships and gift vouchers Sharjah, 18 February, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that more than AED 100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24. First, second and third places in the 5km and 10km races, will receive cash prizes worth AED 28,000 from the club, one year memberships at ......read more

Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla and VIP guests attend Opening Ceremony of the 2017 FIDE Sharjah ...…

18 February 2017, Sharjah:  Under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the eagerly anticipated FIDE 2017 Sharjah Grand Prix opening ceremony took place last night at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, Chairman of the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club welcomed VIP ......read more

Dr. Ahmad Saad Al Sharif, KHDA headlines Innoventures Education Athletics Championship as Chief ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 February 2017:  Innoventures Education recently held their annual Athletics Championship on 12th February at Dubai Sports City.  The championship was attended by nearly 600 students from across the Innoventures Education schools Dubai International Academy (DIA), Collegiate American School (CAS), Raffles World Academy (RWA), and Raffles ......read more

AkzoNobel calls bright young minds in MENA to join the ‘Imagine Chemistry' challenge…

A global initiative that aims to leverage the knowledge of chemistry to solve real-world challenges  Supports the vision of the UAE and regional governments to promote a culture of localised innovation  Open to all start-ups, students, research groups and career scientists  Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  AkzoNobel, the world leader in performance coatings ......read more

Rising Star Svitolina Sets Sights on Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title…

February 18, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Elina Svitolina is thrilled to be back at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and will go into her matches full of confidence after a spectacular year in which she claimed victories over world number ones Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber that have left her knocking on the door of the top 10. She enjoyed many other triumphs too, and one of ......read more

10th edition of Saluki Championships to kick-off with 10 qualifying rounds in Amateurs category…

Top three fastest qualifiers in each round to advance to the final round DUBAI, 18th February 2017:  The 10th edition of the Saluki Championship organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will kick-off on Saturday 18th February in Al Marmoum area of Dubai commencing at 1.00pm.  The tournament will see some changes in the qualifying format for the first time in the ......read more

Women's Week Promises World Class Tennis…

February 16, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  With just days to go until the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships extravaganza gets underway, organisers are making sure everything is in place for two weeks of some of the best tennis action in the world on court and an exciting entertainment program in the Tennis Village. With tickets still available the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium will ......read more

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