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B4U Plus Ranked Top Asian Channel in The Middle East

IPSOS ranks B4U plus the second most viewed channel in the Middle East UAE– July 20, 2017:  The leading Bollywood entertainment channel, B4U Plus today announced that it is ranked the second most preferred and viewed Asian entertainment channel in the UAE by the leading market research company, IPSOS. In its recent affluent survey, IPSOS has ranked B4U Plus second - due to its highly engaging content and popularity among females from the age group of 25 – 44.  In addition, it popular ‘Star Stop’ programme (airs every Saturdays at 19:00 hours) which features candid interviews with actors and celebrities is ranked as the number 1 television show across all the Asian channels with an average GRPs of 11.7.  B4U Plus is the only free to air channel that has a viewership of over 8 million in the ......read more

Documentary on Leonardo da Vinci by former Dubai-based artist gets international attention

Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai and Sylvain Tremblay, a Montreal/New York based artist and former lecturer in Art History at the University, recently premiered a documentary titled The Master Project: Leonardo Da Vinci, which follows the life of the renowned Renaissance artist at the Chateau du Close Luce in Amboise, France.  The documentary follows Tremblay as he explores Leonardo Da Vinci’s life from his birth in Tuscany to his death at the Chateau du Close Luce. The film was shown by the Chateau as part of their 500th anniversary celebrations. In addition, Tremblay also painted a portrait of Da Vinci in the garden of the Chateau du Close Luce following the premiere. Tremblay was inspired to create the documentary, with director Stephane Chabas, Canadian University Dubai’s Media ......read more

Facebook Announcement: Ability to create or link Groups to Pages

Today, Facebook has rolled out the ability for Pages to create new Facebook Groups, or to link existing Facebook Groups with their Page. This feature began testing in April and is now available globally. This new tool will help the nearly 10 million Page admins who also administer a Group to build communities and drive authentic conversations in Groups around their business, brand, or non-profit as their Page identity.

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Second Edition of Prolight + Sound Middle East on Track for Greater Success in Dubai

Leading AV brands look to capitalise from promising ME region Dubai, UAE: Already the Middle East region's premier exhibition for the pro-AV, events and entertainment industry, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017, is expecting to attract more than 40 exhibitors, representing close to100 brands from over eleven countries, drawn in by the exciting potential held out by the many mega events scheduled for the near future, as well as the rapidly growing events industry with its demand for the latest in professional AV equipment. "The Middle East, with its rapid evolvement as a region that hosts a large number of mega events and international headline-grabbing shows, is a natural market for the latest professional AV services," said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of organisers, Messe Frankfurt Middle East. "Prolight + Sound ......read more

The Valuable Collection of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at Etihad Museum

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum commemorates one of the most important moments in the UAE’s history – the birth of the nation at the 1971 Union Agreement. The seven Founding Fathers, whose inspiring lives are celebrated at the museum with a dedicated display. By sharing the personal history and belongings of these pioneering men, the Etihad Museum brings the story to life for visitors and gives them a human insight into the events surrounding this historical event.   The Founding Fathers display begins with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and ‘Father of the Nation’, and gives visitors a chance to view personal objects including his cane, prayer beads, sunglasses, wrist watch, and a pocket watch. The collection was curated with the help of the Zayed ......read more

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Standing

Weather wreaks havoc for riders as UAE Team Emirates’ Meintjes retains eighth in GC standings 19 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes has held on to eighth place in the General Classification (GC) standings after strong crosswinds marred stage 16 of the Tour de France. With 15km to go and the peloton splitting, Meintjes joined fellow GC contender Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) at the back of the pack, finishing the race in 29th place.    Australian Michael Matthew (Team Sunweb) took the stage victory in a photo finish with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data), whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retains the Yellow Jersey for stage 17.    Commenting on today’s difficult stage, Louis Meintjes said: “I’m disappointed of course. I ......read more

Young Artistic Talents to Display Their Expertise at First Abu Dhabi Unplugged Event

TCA Abu Dhabi launches programme of performing arts showcasing contemporary culture  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 July 2017:   Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is launching a series of live performing art shows called ‘Abu Dhabi Unplugged’ to allow young people to display their innovative talents, creativity, skills and abilities in public.   The initial event, being held on Friday July 21st at Yas Mall from 5pm until 10pm, will be the first in a programme of similar performances in the emirate to provide a platform for youngsters to express their artistic skills through a series of public performances including singing, hip-hop, performing arts, acting, music, stand-up comedy and other artistic performances.   Members of the public are encouraged to attend the ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches the Second Edition of its Reading Corner at Modhesh World

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the second edition of its reading corner at Modhesh World – Dubai’s ultimate indoor fun destination for families and kids. Following the success of last year’s reading corner, the new edition features an expanded range of educational and entertainment activities for children alongside Dubai Summer Surprises at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The reading corner allows children and their parents to read and spend quality time together throughout the festival, which began on 3rd July and will continue until 12th August 2017 from 11:00AM to 11:00PM daily.  Dubai Culture’s 2016 installation generated a high level of attendance and ......read more

Etihad Museum Honours the Founding Fathers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum has been a very prestigious landmark in the UAE since its inspection and tells the story of the 1971 Union Agreement through the eyes of the Founding Fathers. The museum honours the Founding Fathers dedication, commitment and patriotism by showcasing their achievements and some of their private collections while inviting individuals from all walks of life to follow their shining example in everyday life.  The museum’s story begins with the Founding Fathers display, which features majestic portraits of the seven rulers of the emirates: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi; Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah; Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman; Sheikh ......read more

Abu Dhabi University & Ministry of Community Development step-up collaboration in empowering People of Determination

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai Campus (ADU) recently met with representatives from the Welfare & Rehabilitation for People of Determination Department at the Ministry of Community Development to discuss opportunities for collaboration in identifying and developing the talents of people with special needs on par with international standards in education and vocational training. During the visit, the delegation headed by Dr. Ibrahim Sidawi, Director of ADU’s Dubai campus, offered insights into the University’s diverse portfolio of locally and internationally accredited bachelor, master and doctoral programs. He explained that the University’s postgraduate programs specializing in education such as the Master of Science in Special Education, the Master of ......read more

Ulissi Snatches Second for UAE Team Emirates

Italian Ulissi sprints to second place, securing team’s best result of the Tour    17 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi produced an inspirational ride to grab second place on stage 15 and in doing so, recorded the best result for the team on this year’s Tour. The Italian looked full of confidence as he joined the counter-attacking group early on in the race and was successful in the sprint finish, overcoming three other riders in the battle to the finish line.    There was also good news for UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes, whose result in today’s stage meant a climb up the General Classification standings. The South African now sits in eighth place.    Bauke Mollema (Trek – SegaFredo) recorded his first ever Tour de ......read more

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Position in Stage 14

UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes maintains top ten whilst teammate Marcato finishes in top 20   16 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  Stage 14 saw UAE Team Emirates’, Louis Meintjes hold on to his ninth position in the overall General Classification standings whilst Italian teammate Marco Marcato finished amongst the top 20. This stage saw Chris Froome (Team Sky) regain the Maillot Jaune with an 18 second lead between him and his next rival Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team). The stage was won by Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) who finished 15 and 25 seconds ahead of UAE Team Emirates’ Marcato and Meintjes respectively.   Commenting on stage 14, South African Louis Meintjes said: “The last 10 km was very fast and quite scary and unfortunately towards the end a lot of the riders were in front of ......read more

‘Dubai Culture' Launches ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts' 2017 Programme at the Dubai Public Library

A full programme of educational and entertaining activities across five branches of Dubai Public Library Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 July 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage – has announced the launch of its ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts’ 2017 Programme at the Dubai Public Library.  The activities will be held across five Dubai Public Library branches and will start on the 16th of July and will run till the 10th of August 2017. Dubai Public Library branches are offering a range of activities for children, which have been designed to develop their skills and help them benefit during their free time away from school during the summer break.  The programme includes activities such as: ......read more

Top Ten in GC for UAE Team Emirates' Meintjes After Stage 12 of Le Tour

South African Louis Meintjes finished in top five of the 12th stage of the Tour de France moving to tenth in the GC   Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:   Stage 12 came to a conclusion with UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes taking fifth place as part of the leaders group crossing the finish line, moving him up to tenth position in the overall General Classification of Tour de France.   The stage was won by Romain Bardet (Fra) (AG2R La Monidale) whilst Fabio Aru (Ita) (Astana Pro Team) clinched the GC lead taking the Maillot Jaune from Chris Froome (Team Sky) after he missed a turn and lost 21 seconds in the final 300 metres of the stage.    Commenting on his top five finish, South African Louis Meintjes said: “Towards the end everything happened very fast. I’m really pleased with my ......read more

Al Dhaheri Triumphs Over Top Ranked Drivers To Win At Adria Raceway

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2017:  Rashid Al Dhaheri, overcame one of the toughest fields in junior international karting with a stunning performance to win the fourth edition of the Trofeo Adria Raceway, in Italy on Sunday this weekend. The nine year-old triumphed over a field of over 50 international drivers in the Mini Class, aged between 8-12, the majority of whom were from the top Italian junior categories and the prestigious WSK championship. After two days of practice and testing, the Abu Dhabi schoolboy signalled his intent early by claiming pole position in qualifying on a hot track that made conditions challenging and careful tyre management essential thanks to an over-abundance of grip. In the Pre-Final, Rashid started from pole position but dropped a place early on. However, towards the end of the eight lap race ......read more

Marco Marcato Produces Aggressive Ride For UAE Team Emirates As Swift Grabs Ninth

Italian Marcato led breakaway for 175km of stage 11, whilst teammate Swift sprints to top 10 finish   15 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Marco Marcato produced an exciting attacking display during stage 11 of the Tour de France, leading the breakaway for over 175km of the 203.5km race. Fellow UAE Team Emirates rider, Ben Swift also had a promising race, finishing ninth amongst General Classification (GC) contenders in a solid sprint finish.   It was another stage win for Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) whose breath-taking sprint to the line earned him a fifth stage win of the Tour. Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Yellow Jersey.    Commenting on the breakaway, Marco Marcato said: “We tried since the start to make the breakaway. We knew it was difficult to ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi: Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council Builds International Bridges for UAE's Talent

Sharjah-based crafts council launches pop-up store with Fenwick of Bond Street UAE Ambassador to the UK: Irthi pop-up store represents UAE’s rich aesthetic experience and heritage Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council launched yesterday (Tuesday) its pop-up retail space in collaboration with luxury department store Fenwick of Bond Street, in London, reinforcing its status as a leading platform for designers in the United Arab Emirates to reach a key global audience. On the occasion of the launch, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, and Royal Patron of Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, emphasised that some of the most creative and talented artists and designers in the United Arab ......read more

JCDecaux Strengthens Its Presence in the Middle East With a New Street Furniture Contract in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th July – JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC), the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announced today that it has won with its Emirati partner, DXB Media Advertising, a new street furniture contract in Dubai (population 2.7 million) for 10 years, following a competitive tender by RTA (Roads and Transport Authority). This contract will be exercised jointly by an entity that will be ultimately 75% owned by JCDecaux and 25% by DXB Média Advertising.     This exclusive contract covers the installation, operation, upkeep and maintenance of 418 advertising lamp posts strategically positioned along the famous Jumeirah Beach Road, as well as 50 fully-interactive e-Village® situated in iconic locations around the city. This intelligent street furniture initiative is part of ......read more

UAE Team Emirates in Dordogne After First Rest Day

Peloton rides through Dordogne during stage ten after first rest day of the Tour de France   12 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:   After an exciting first part of Le Tour, stage ten began and ended in the Dordogne region of France, with the General Classification standings broadly the same as stage nine. UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes retained 11th place in the overall GC whilst second in the Youth Classification. The stage was won by a sprint to the line by Marcel Kittel (Quick – Step Floors) with Chris Froome (Team Sky) retaining the Yellow Jersey.     Following their first rest day UAE Team Emirates will now tackle the last of the flat stages before the peloton reaches Paris. Stage 11 is best suited for sprinters and those looking to gain seconds on rival contenders. The 203.5km flat ......read more

SWS Senior Cup Victory for Romaldo Labrooy at Dubai Kartdrome

Labrooy takes top senior spoils while Mohammed Ismail continues Masters winning ways Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2017:  The first Sodi World Series (SWS) race night took place at Dubai Kartdrome last night (10 July), with 25 competitors braving the warm UAE summer temperatures to battle for top honours. The consistency delivered on the track by Romaldo Labrooy paid off and saw him picking up the evening’s top honours with a win and second place, holding off Aron Demirovski in race one, and finishing second to Anjum Shaikh, only two seconds behind, in race two. Masters class winner Mohammed Ismail pulled a double heat win while combining it with the front runners in the senior’s category despite his kart weighing 10kg heavier. After a win and 6th place finish in the final round of the SWS Ramadan Challenge, a ......read more

ACT TOO opens enrollment for Summer Acting Programme 2017

Dubai, July 11, 2017:  If you’re looking for something a little cooler and adventurous this summer, come join the ACT TOO summer acting program at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC). Whether it’s to boost your communication skills or simply do something creative in a professional theatre setting, this two-week course welcomes adult students of all levels to discover the art of acting. In six two-hour action-packed sessions, topics covered include: Improvisation, Voice & Movement, Shakespeare for beginners, Character development, Scene study and Presentation style. PRE-REGISTER to reserve a spot: class size limited to 15. Location: DUCTAC Mall of the Emirates Level 2, Balcony Lounge Schedule: July 24th - August 5th,, 2017 Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays - 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Cost: AED ......read more

Lexus Short Film ‘Game' Wins the Bronze Lion in Cannes

Dubai, UAE – 11 July 2017: Lexus and The Weinstein Company have announced that Jeannie Donohoe’s film Game has won a Bronze Entertainment Lion for Cinema and Theatrical Fiction Film at Cannes Lions. Game, about a young athlete who defies the odds to pursue a sports passion, was one of four films released this year as part of Season 3 of the Lexus Short Films series.  Lexus Short Films aims to engage with film enthusiasts and audiences to develop and nurture a new generation of emerging filmmakers. Now in its fourth season, the series continues to exemplify Lexus and The Weinstein Company’s shared commitment to arts and innovation by recognizing and supporting up-and-coming talent. Submissions are now open for Season 4 until August 24th, 2017 at www.withoutabox.com/LSF.  “Being recognized with a ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Louis Meintjes 11th in GC After Dramatic Queen Stage

South African moves up to 11th place in the overall General Classification after a tough stage nine   Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017:  One of the toughest stages on this year’s Tour saw UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes moving up in the General Classification and Youth Classification to place 11th and second respectively. The stage was won by Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) while Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Yellow Jersey.     Speaking after the stage the South African UAE Team Emirates’ rider said: “Today was terrible but the team was great and they really helped me. However, at the end I didn’t have the legs to follow through on the last climb and I faltered for a bit, then I kept on fighting till the end. The way from the descent to the finish was very fast which made ......read more

Meintjes 12th As Tour Prepare For Gruelling Stage Nine

South African secures 12th place in stage eight as riders gear up for the biggest test on the Tour    9 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finished 12th on stage eight of the Tour, in what were challenging conditions for all riders. With temperatures again hitting 30 degrees and the most difficult test to come – tomorrow’s stage nine – General Classification (GC) contenders failed to make any headway in the race for the yellow jersey.    Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) was able to open up a considerable gap on the breakaway group, as the Frenchman crossed the line 37 seconds ahead of his nearest opponent. The results leave Meintjes in 13th place in the overall GC standings and 3rd in the Youth standings going into stage nine – set to be ......read more

DIFF365 Explores New York's Elite Gala Through “The First Monday in May”

Andrew Rossi's film gives the audience an inside look at the infamous Met Gala Dubai, 09 July 2017:  The independent cinema initiative, DIFF365@VOX powered by du has revealed the latest addition to its global line-up, Andrew Rossi’s non-fiction, “The First Monday in May”. After a peak into Egyptian cinema through “Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim”, the initiative travel halfway around the globe to urban hub New York City. Showcasing a unique collide of art,   fashion, commerce and celebrity, Rossi takes audiences behind the elite event in early May at  New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly referred to as the Met Gala. Known for his publishing prowess in his feature film “Page One: Inside the New York Times”, Rossi’s sharp gaze focuses on the 2015 edition of ......read more

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Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi Steers Peugeot 3008DKR to Victory…

The first Emirati in 25 years to create history at the FIA calendar-marked challenge Dubai, April 15, 2017 – The PEUGEOT 3008DKR scorched the best time on the fifth and final stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, with UAE’s celebrated racing driver on the wheel, Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, who claimed an historic overall victory on the third round of 2017 FIA Cross ......read more

ADFC Showcases Abu Dhabi at International Film Locations Event…

  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 April 2017: A delegation from Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) and twofour54 has been in Los Angeles drumming up business for Abu Dhabi’s growing film and television production industry. Manager of Abu Dhabi Film Commission, Jassim Al Nowais and twofour54’s Head of Production Mick Flannigan were among the team who attended the AFCI Locations Show and ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens Third Edition of World Art Dubai…

DUBAI’S PREMIER ART FAIR MAKES ART ACCESSIBLE TO ALL Four-day art fair offers new opportunities for aspiring collectors to connect with affordable works of art by more than 150 artists and galleries Global art sales valued at USD45 billion with half of all affordable art transactions concluded below the USD1,200 mark  Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin ......read more

Dubai Garden Glow hosts children's musical evenings on weekends…

The event partners with Sing & Swing Training Center to celebrate young musical talents Dubai - April 12, 2017: The Children’s Musical Evenings, hosted at Zabeel Park as part of Dubai Garden Glow, the city’s leading family entertainment destination with a first unique glow theme park in the Middle East, comes back with exciting performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday ......read more

Fun and games with ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman' these school holidays.…

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ......read more

Dr. Mashoor Gulati's Comedy Clinic in Dubai on April 20th…

Popular comedians Sunil Grover aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati and Kiku Sharda alias Nurse Bumper from the Kapil Sharma Show to charm the audience with their laughter riot Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:  Donning his white quote and armed with doses of hilarious laughter, Sunil Grover - aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati - of the Kapil Sharma Show fame is all set to enthrall his audience in Dubai soon. The ......read more

Third Season of World Art Dubai opens with impressive collection of local and international artwork…

Gulf’s only accessible and affordable art fair aims to banish elitism from art with buyer-friendly prices starting at only USD100 Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:   The third season of World Art Dubai opens at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) tomorrow (12 April, 2017), providing a professionally curated platform dedicated to the UAE’s passionate art collectors and first-time buyers, ......read more

Sodi World Series (SWS) Senior Cup Victory for Al Mehairi…

Kumaran tops SWS Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2017:  Fuelled by a narrow defeat in the preceding round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Series, Saeed Al Mehairi bounced back to take a commanding SWS Senior Cup win at the Dubai Kartdrome on Monday night (10 April). With a best lap time of 1:11.188, Rami Azzam opened the contest as the top qualifier, 0.127 seconds ahead of Al ......read more

27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to Stage Unique Cultural Programme…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2017: The 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which will take place from 26 April to 2 May 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), will feature a unique cultural programme that will discuss several aspects of the changes and transformations that have influenced the Arab cultural landscape in recent years. Through several ......read more

GAC Qatar gets people to buckle up with Seatbelt Convincer…

Combining sport with safety education at OZEE Soccer Sevens tournament Qatar 9 April 2017 – GAC Qatar, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, combined sports with safety awareness by bringing a Seatbelt Convincer to the Sri Lankan OZEE Soccer Sevens tournament held in Qatar, for which GAC Qatar was one of the sponsors. “GAC Qatar is part of the ......read more

Award Winners Announced for CultureSummit 2017…

Abu Dhabi to Convene World Leaders from Government, Arts, Media and Tech  At Summit  Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 9, 2017 — The organisers of CultureSummit 2017 Abu Dhabi, which begins today in the Capital, have announced the cultural diplomat award-winners to be honored at the April 9-13 gathering in the UAE (United Arab Emirates). CultureSummit 2017 Abu Dhabi is a global cultural ......read more

OUTCAST Season 2 premieres on FOX, exclusively on beIN…

Premiere on Monday, April 10, 9PM KSA and 10PM UAE; Trailer now online Exclusive screening at Middle East Film and Comic Con, 6th April 2017 at 8.15 PM Dubai/ Doha, April 06, 2017 – FOX, the world’s leading international entertainment brand, and a unit of Fox Network Group, has set Monday 10th April, at 9pm KSA and 10 PM UAE, as the date and time for the Middle East TV ......read more

Total and Badminton World Federation (BWF) extend partnership until 2021…

Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017:  Following the completion of a landmark three-year partnership, Total and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently announced a three-year extension of the partnership until 2021.  Through the extended partnership, brokered by Infront Sports & Media, Total will continue as the Title Sponsor and the Official Energy Partner for all BWF Major Events ......read more

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Leads Sharjah Delegation to World Journalism Fest in Perugia, ...…

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Akshay Kumar announced Best Actor at The 64th National Awards India…

Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017:  Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar has been proclaimed the Best Actor for his magnanimous role as Naval Commander Rustom Pavri in the 2016 crime thriller Rustom. Inspired by the 1959 Nanavati case, this Akshay Kumar starrer was a critically acclaimed and equally successful film. The megastar took to twitter to express gratitude and posted a video. He wrote, ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to battle it out at the Hell of the North…

UAE Team Emirates will ride at the renowned Paris-Roubaix to mark the end of the Cobbled Classics  Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017:  Taking part in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, 9th April UAE Team Emirates are set to battle the pavé at the last race of the Cobbled Classics. Paris-Roubaix, also known as the Hell of the North, is the third monument of the cycling season and considered by some to ......read more

Hisense Becomes Official Sponsor of 2018 FIFA World CupTM…

Beijing, China – On April 6th 2017, in a joint press conference held with FIFA, Hisense announced its status as an official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first-ever Chinese consumer electronics brand to sponsor the tournament. As an Official FIFA World Cup Sponsor, Hisense will engage in an array of global marketing and advertising activities for both the 2017 ......read more

Image Nation Abu Dhabi and The Dubai International Film Festival partner for The Fifth Year to ...…

Submissions are now open for Enjaaz, the Dubai Film Market’s production support program with a 250,000 AED fund to bring Gulf Filmmakers short films to the screen Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017:  The Dubai Film Market (DFM), the leading industry platform in the region and the business counterpart of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), together with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, ......read more

Nurturing Talent! Mawaheb Art Studio to champion UAE-based artists with special needs at World Art ...…

Mawaheb talent with special needs will feature artworks, conduct talks and lead creative workshops in fusion of art, entertainment and education Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017:  As part of its goals to bring affordable and accessible art to the Dubai masses, World Art Dubai 2017, which returns to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for a third season from 12-15 April, has teamed up with ......read more

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE INVESTING IN ART…

If you are keen to invest in art, it is important to understand few basic points before you actually start buying the artworks. I have written this article references relating to  Indian art market . Indian art market is divided into two segments – Modern and Contemporary. Modern segment comprises of masters like M F Husain, S H Raza, F N Souza, VS Gaitonde, Amrita Sher Gill and more. ......read more

Nissan and NISMO announce global motorsport program for 2017…

Nissan and NISMO aim to retake SUPER GT title with new 2017 spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 Nissan and NISMO to strengthen Customer Racing programs with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, racing engines for Daytona Prototype International (DPi), LMP1 (privateers), and LMP3 To greatly enhance its competitiveness NISMO to begin development on a newly evolved Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 (R35) Dubai, ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Names Abdallah Laroui “Cultural Personality of the Year”…

Abu Dhabi, 05 April 2017 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the Moroccan historian and scholar, Abdallah Laroui, is to be celebrated as the Cultural Personality of the Year for the award’s eleventh session 2016-2017. The title honours prominent figures for their unique contributions to the advancement of Arabic culture, and for works that portray tolerance and promote ......read more

Award Winning Singer Swapna Abraham launches the 1000 Songs in 1000 Days Challenge…

HSI Events Management partners with singer in a bid to attempt a world first record  Dubai. April 5, 2017:  Award winning singer Swapna Abraham today officially launched the 1000 Songs in 1000 Days Challenge running up to EXPO2020. The challenge will begin on April 8, 2017 and run until January 1, 2020 for a total of 1000 days.  HSI Events Management, a Dubai based ......read more

Wacom to launch regional competition for creative professionals…

April 05, 2017: Wacom, the world’s leader in pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface technologies, has announced its latest initiative designed to unleash creativity in the region using technology through a poster competition in partnership with Utalenta.com, the first online marketplace for the creative community in the Middle East. Creative professionals such as ......read more

“IT IS AS IF I HAD WON” - Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates…

UAE Team Emirates’ Sacha Modolo places sixth at legendary Tour of Flanders   Monday, 03 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: Italian Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates, crossed the finish line at the 101st Tour of Flanders amongst the top ten alongside Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Triestina), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida), John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) and Sylvain Chavanel (Direct ......read more

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Dubai, UAE - 3 April 2017: Financial institutions are working together to combat tax evasion, bribery and corruption through ISO certifications and the Common Reporting Standard. These are among the topics discussed in the spring 2017 issue of Deloitte’s quarterly publication, the Middle East Point of View (ME PoV). The spring 2017 issue tackles several hot topics: from the ......read more

Champions Crowned on Final National Race Day…

2016-2017 season finale at Dubai Autodrome Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2017:  Championships were on the line for two UAE race series during the National Race Day (NRD) finale of the 2016-2017 season at Dubai Autodrome on Friday (31 March). The penultimate round of the TRD 86 Cup featured alongside the conclusive rounds of the NGK Racing Series and the UAE Sportbike Championship for a full day ......read more

A Journey Through The Centuries Awaits at Global Village's Egypt Pavilion…

Dubai, April 3, 2017:  Every season Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, showcases the extraordinary history and culture of major civilisations from around the world. This season, Egypt Pavilion is a must for guests visiting the popular destination, as it takes them on a cultural journey across centuries exhibiting the many varied and diverse cultures ......read more

Three Days of De Panne: UAE Team Emirates' Consonni, Modolo & Marcato Finish in Top 15…

Sacha Modolo clinches podium win in stage 3 at the Three Days of De Panne as Yousif Mirza successfully defends title at the Gulf Cooperation Council Games Sunday, 02 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: Italian rider Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates, secured a podium place at stage 3a of Three Days of De Panne (De Panne-De Panne, 118.5 km) finishing in third place. The Italian rider has previously ......read more

80% of Professionals in the Middle East Find It Easier to Communicate with Employers via Online Job ...…

91% of respondents prefer a job where they can communicate freely and frequently, according to Bayt.com ’Communication at Work in the Middle East’ poll Dubai, UAE, 2 April 2017: A new poll by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s #1 job site, entitled ‘Communication at Work in the Middle East,’ revealed that almost all respondents (91.4%) from the Middle East prefer having ......read more

Dubai Culture to Attend Milan Design Week 2017 and Gain Worldwide Insights…

Two UAE-based designers will join Dubai Culture to gain insights into the worldwide design sector and bring home new ideas to develop Dubai’s own design scene The Authority’s participation is aligned with the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a city of happy, creative and empowered people Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 April 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) welcomed different nationalities at the 4th ICBM: Fin-Tech Driven ...…

Sharjah, UAE, April 1, 2017:  In line with the National Agenda, the government of UAE aims to transform the country as one of the best in promoting competitive knowledge economy. Hence, the International Conference Committee of Skyline University College has organized the 4th International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM) with the theme: “Fin-Tech Driven Age” on March ......read more

Boxpark Becomes Home to Urban Art…

Dubai based street artists Fats, Myneandyours and Sya One to leave their mark on the Boxpark as Dubai Walls expands its footprint in a new Meraas destination Dubai, April 1, 2017:  Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, welcomes three renowned local artists as part of Dubai Walls, the ground-breaking initiative that brings life into Dubai’s street art scene, as part of its ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Eleventh Session Winners Announced…

Abbas Beydoun’s “Khareef al Bara’a” wins Literature Award Dr Ali Bin Tamim: “Winning titles address current pressing issues.” Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the names of the winners of its eleventh session (2016 - 2017) in the categories of ‘Literature’, ‘Contribution to the Development ......read more

9th Annual Wooden Bridge Competition…

Organized by the American University in Dubai in its Second Regional Year Dubai, March 29, 2017:  The Department of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai (AUD) in partnership with AUD’s ASCE Student Chapter held the 9th Annual Wooden Bridge Competition, which saw Sultan Qaboos University’s team take home the first and second place ......read more

15 Not to Miss Experiences before the End of Global Village's 21st Season…

Dubai, 29th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region's leading multicultural festival park, offers its guests fantastic cultural experiences ranging from tasty food, extravagant shops and unique entertainment. The UAE's No.1 outdoor entertainment hot-spot's 21st season is coming to an end on the 8th of April, 2017 and this is the perfect time to experience it for ......read more

UAE's Top Talent for 2016/2017 Season Selected to Join the du LaLiga High Performance Centre…

Top Talents include U14 age group for the first time Top Talent from each category will play competitive games against LaLiga’s finest youth teams in Spain with a potential to be scouted by top LaLiga clubs Dubai, UAE – 28 March 2017:  Following an all-day trial conducted this weekend, the UAE’s top talents for the 2016/2017 were selected this weekend, earn a ......read more

Gent-Wevelgem: UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo Finishes 10th at the ‘Sprinter's Classic'…

Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) takes first place ahead of UAE Team Emirates’ rider Modolo Monday, 27 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UCI World Tour team UAE Team Emirates’, finished in top 10 at the Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, 26th March which was won by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team). After finishing 26th earlier in the week at E3 Harelbeke, Modolo reflected on his ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission announces VIDXB 2017…

Major event will celebrate the world of online video by bringing together fans, creators, and industry professionals, and launch a year-round program to nurture local talent  Dubai-UAE: 27 March, 2017:  The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) today announced VIDXB, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s first annual gathering celebrating the world of online video. The ......read more

American Hospital Dubai hosts public awareness campaign to promote the use of infant car seats…

UAE, March 27, 2017- American Hospital Dubai recently conducted a public awareness campaign to highlight the importance of infant car seats in support of the initiative launched by the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Public Health and Safety Department to promote the use of rear-facing child safety seats for new-born babies being discharged from hospital. Officials from DHA participated in ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo Returns to Three Days of De Panne…

In-form Modolo looks to improve on 2014 result ahead of Tour of Flanders 27 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, will line-up at the 40th edition of Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday, 28th March with Italian rider, Sacha Modolo, who won two stages of the race in 2014. This year Modolo is aiming to better his previous performances and clinch his first ......read more

Total and BWF Extend Partnership Until 2021…

Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2017:  Following the completion of a landmark three-year partnership, Total and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently announced a three-year extension of the partnership until 2021.  Through the extended partnership, brokered by Infront Sports & Media, Total will continue as the Title Sponsor and the Official Energy Partner for all BWF Major Events ......read more

Region's first-ever ‘Signage Design' competition for creative design professionals launched by LG…

Total cash prize of US $100,000 offered for best ‘techorater’ across four design categories Dubai, UAE: 26 March 2017:  LG Electronics today announced the launch of the first-ever LG Signage Design competition for innovative professional designers and architects across the region to push the boundaries of artistic designs within new and existing commercial ......read more

Sony Mobile announces GCC media winners of its UEFA Champions League competition…

Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff Dubai, 24 March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.  23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of ......read more

Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship finale on Friday…

Timetable of events; Dressage starts 8am, Show Jumping 9.30am and Cross Country 2pm Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017:  The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Desert Palm Equestrian Centre, Dubai. The prestigious Equestrian Championship is organized in association with ......read more

Step Up Academy is the First Ever UAE Dance School Chosen to Perform at Disneyland Paris…

A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th ......read more

This Spring La Roca Village hosts the first ‘Cracking Art' exhibit in Spain…

Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together ......read more

Fun and games with ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman' these school holidays…

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ......read more

duFC Concludes Highly Successful Second Season Celebrated in front of 10,000 supporters at Dubai ...…

duFC Finals witnesses Clasico Revival with Puyol’s team beating Salgado’s   Presence of the country’s senior sports and educational authorities attests to the importance of this scouting platform for the country’s football future Six-month nationwide tournament with over 7,000 players, 1,060 games, 3,864 goals  Dubai, UAE – March 19, 2017 ......read more

IndiaCast announces the launch of the 4th Season of COLORS CricQuiz 2017…

To be hosted by Jaggu and Tarana, the current season will premiere on 26th March, every Sunday at 8pm on Colors TV Dubai, UAE, 19th March 2017:   Following the stupendous success of the previous seasons, IndiaCast brings to you yet another entertaining edition of COLORS CricQuiz - the most definitive cricket quizzing championship for the viewers of COLORS TV in Middle East and Africa. All ......read more

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