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Girl Rising and HP Celebrate Stories of Change

The Girl Rising Creative Challenge, Powered by HP Call for Submissions Is Now Open  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2018 –   HP and Girl Rising are now accepting submissions for the Girl Rising Creative Challenge, Powered by HP. This global challenge is designed to encourage individuals to share stories of how they or people within their own communities are making the world a better place for girls and young women through technology. Submissions, in the form of video, audio, essays and artwork, will be accepted through Girl Rising’s website from May 22 through August 15, 2018.   “Gender-based discrimination keeps millions of girls and women from reaching their full potential. Yet countless individuals are taking action in their communities every day, bringing about new opportunities for ......read more

Spotlight on the Sacred Art of Inshad; Call for Public and Private Support to Singers

Renowned Munshids (singers) from across arab world recall their individual journey; call for embracing new trends and subjects  SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, May 22, 2018 –   The glorious Islamic tradition of Inshad, celebrating the love of Allah and the Prophet, peace be upon him, today faces acute challenges and needs the patronage of public and private institutions as well as popular support. Speaking at the second Sharjah Ramadan Majlis last night (Monday, May 21) titled ‘Inshad: Influence and Art,’ at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, renowned munshids (singers) from across the Arab world recounted their individual journey as artists, besides singing some of their best ‘nasheed’ on the occasion, casting a spell on the audience.   The Sharjah Ramadan Majlis is being ......read more

Dynamic Colombian Rodriguez Storms Into Atco Psa Dubai World Series Finals as Line Up Is Decided

May 22, 2018 DUBAI UAE –  Following one of the most dramatic and competitive seasons ever on the PSA World Tour, the line-up for the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals has been confirmed and the top eight male and female squash players in the world will descend on Dubai in just two weeks’ time to compete for the final title of the season. The fight for the points for the World Series Standings has been waged across the globe in eight World Series tournaments over the past nine months, and with the final qualification event concluded, the top 16 players will now battle it out for the coveted title at the Emirates Golf Club between June 5-9.  After a nail-biting week of competition, last week’s Allam British Open saw Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez storming into the top eight of ......read more

Sheikh Juma launches his Asian Games preparations with NAS Run

Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:   Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum, winner of the Double Trap silver medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, tested his physical readiness for the 2018 Asian Games on Monday night by taking part in the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s 10km Run. With His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, greeting the participants at the start and cheering them through the race from an open-top jeep, more than 1,500 runners took part in the 5km and 10km Run, crossing the finish line in the wee hours at the Nad Al Sheba Complex. Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and Sheikh Hamad Dalmook Al Maktoum – both brothers of Sheikh Juma –also took part in the race, along with Sheikh Rashid bin Ammar Al Nuaimi, Sheikh ......read more

A Great Victory for Real Madrid in Serbian Capital

Real Madrid has become the champion team of the exciting Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four 2018, following a decisive victory of 85-80 over its rival Fenerbahçe Doğuş Istanbul at Belgrade’s Štark Arena. This win also stands for the 10th EuroLeague Championship of the Spanish representative.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 22nd, 2018: The Final Four came head to head in Europe’s highest-level basketball championship over the weekend at the Štark Arena, Serbia’s largest indoor arena. And the new champion Real Madrid was crowned as the victor on Sunday 20th May in the final stage of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.    Friday night saw the first games of the Final Four. Reigning champions Fenerbahçe Doğuş Istanbul and Žalgiris Kaunas played the initial ......read more

The Puppeteer Behind ‘Star Wars'

Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  He was inside Jabba the Hut in “Return of the Jedi,” helped make “The Muppets” come alive and has been pulling the strings on Yoda since he was 19 years old. Meet Dave Barclay, the puppet master, builder and animatronic supervisor responsible for some of your favorite characters on film and TV. He started his career as an assistant puppeteer for Yoda in “The Empire Strikes Back” under legendary puppeteer Frank Oz. Today, he’s the chief puppeteer responsible for Jabba the Hut, taking your favorite Star Wars characters from words on a page to a galaxy far, far away.          

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Defending champs Surprise down Raptor to reach semis

Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:   F3 will square off against defending champions Surprise for a place in the final of Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Volleyball championship after edging Spinneys 3-2 in the battle for the top spot in Group B. Spinneys will take on Group A toppers F3 ‘A’ in the other semis. Both F3 and Spinneys had already qualified for the last four after defeating Leader Sport in their opening matches, but the top spot in Group B was at stake as they faced-off in the early hours of Monday. Winning the group meant avoiding F3 ‘A’ in the semis and F3 looked especially keen to do that as they came bolting out of the blocks to win the first set. Spinneys, however, refused to back down and the tie was eventually decided in the fifth, where F3 stamped their class for a 25-23, 20-25, ......read more

Victory Team confident of total assault in GP of Portimao

Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  Led by four-time defending world champion Alex Carella, Dubai’s Victory Team stayed confident of an all-out assault for the opening round of the 2018 UIM F1H2O World Championship in Portimao, Portugal. Pushed into third and fourth on the start grid by Team Abu Dhabi going into the main race, both Alex Carella and Ahmed Al Hameli stayed confident they could even end up on the podium with a little bit of luck. “The more time I spend in the boat, the more confident I feel about this new boat,” Alex Carella said after the BRM Qualifying session at the Grand Prix of Portimao in Portugal. “I am confident we can both climb to the top of the standings as we keep getting better and better with each minute spent inside the new boats. Everything has been going as per plans and ......read more

Etihad Museum Launches ‘Teachers Pack' In Celebration of International Museums Day

Enhancing the museum’s position as a key educational and knowledge sharing centre in partnership with the Ministry of Education and KHDA Launching the pack is aligned with this year’s International Museum’s Day theme: ‘Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics’  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 May 2018:   Etihad Museum, an entity managed by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched a ‘Teachers Pack’ as part of the educational programmes to celebrate International Museums Day. This year, the international occasion falls on 18th May and will take place under the theme ‘Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics’.   Dubai Culture partnered ......read more

Defending champions Surprise stunned in NAS Volleyball opener

DUBAI – Surprise, they never saw it coming. Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2018:  The reigning NAS Volleyball champions, boasting two of the world’s top spikers in their ranks and high on confidence, were expected to open their 2018 Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament campaign with a win against F3 ‘A’. Instead, Surprise were stunned 3-2, despite a fightback from 0-2 down.  In the deciding fifth set, the two teams went toe-to-toe until 7-7, but then F3 ‘A’ started inching ahead to eventually prevail 25-20, 25-17, 14-25, 13-25, 15-12 in an engrossing battle that lasted an hour and 55 minutes. In the second volleyball match of the night, F3 scored a 3-0 (29-27, 25-15, 25-23) win over Leader Sport. “Surprise are the champions from 12 months ago and they also have two of the world’s best ......read more

Victory Team to mount challenge for F1 crown this weekend

Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2018:  Dubai’s Victory Team will be mounting their most serious challenge for a maiden F1 world title with a two-boat strategy when a total of 19 drivers take to the waters at this weekend’s (May 18-20) Grand Prix of Portimao in Portugal. Several teams have made changes this season with four-time world champion Alex Carella joining Ahmed Al Hameli for the Victory Team, while the Poland’s Bartek Marszalek has teamed up with Norwegian Marit Strømøy in the Emirates Racing Team. Three-time World Champion and last year’s Portugal race winner Philippe Chiappe will continue to head the CTIC F1 Shenzhen China Team, while last year’s race runner-up Sami Selio and Filip Roms will be hoping for a better fortune this year in their Mad-Croc Baba Racing Team. Germany’s Mike ......read more

Lexus sweeps two podium finishes at round two of 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT 500 series

Lexus LC 500 demonstrates its prowess on the track in second race of the season, taking four of the top five positions   Dubai, UAE – 17 May 2018:  Extending its stunning performance at the 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT 500 series, Lexus claimed two podium finishes in the second round of the GT500 class held recently at Fuji Speedway. The No. 39 Lexus LC 500 DENSO KOBELCO SARD, co-piloted by Heikki Kovalainen and Sho Tsuboi, finished second, while the No. 38 Lexus LC 500 ZENT CERUMO, driven by Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura, scored third place in the closely-fought 500-km race.    “I congratulate the teams on their outstanding performance. These podium finishes add to our proven track record in motorsports. The DNA from our racing products trickles down to our production vehicles, helping us ......read more

Al Ain FC Confirmed as UAE Host Team for Fifa Club World Cup UAE 2018

The Boss Joins the Club!  Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018:  Al Ain FC Chairman His Excellency Ghanem Mubarak Al Hejari promises Arabian Gulf League champions will make the UAE proud against continental kings from across the globe Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Wednesday, 16 May 2018: Al Ain FC have been confirmed as the second qualifier for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018, with the tournament’s hosts determined to put on a show against the big names of world club football this December.   The recently-crowned Arabian Gulf League (AGL) champions, nicknamed ‘The Boss’, join North and Central American CONCACAF champions C. D. Guadalajara in securing their spot in FIFA’s annual showcase to crown the best club side on the planet. Al Ain FC and C. D. Guadalajara will be joined by the ......read more

Aru Impressed with Team Spirit as Italian Champion Secures Top Ten Finish

Dubai, UAE | UAE Team Emirates – Wednesday 17 May 2018   UAE Team Emirates’ Fabio Aru secured a top 10 finish in what was a thrilling day of racing at the Giro d’Italia. Working closely with his teammates, Marco Marcato and Diego Ulissi, the trio managed to avoid the effects of a late crash which occured at the front of the peloton, with Aru crossing the line just 27 seconds behind the stage winner – a result which puts the Italian National Champion into the top 10 of the General Classification (GC).    Stage 11 offered a chance for the all-rounders to gain the extra seconds as the peloton tackled a rolling course that saw a number of breakaway attempts foiled by the main group. With 143km to go, an eight-man breakaway managed to build up a short gap from the peloton, but were ......read more

Facebook Launches Youth Portal, a Central Place for Teens

The Facebook Youth Portal and our Ongoing Work with Teens By Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety and Karuna Nain, Global Policy Programs Manager    Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2018:  It's important that teens can use Facebook in the ways that matter to them while having access to the information and tools they need to keep their information protected and themselves safe. Today we're excited to launch our Youth Portal, a central place for teens looking for answers and inspiration about Facebook. The site is available on desktop and mobile in 60 languages across the world and includes:  Information on how to safely get the most out of popular Facebook products such as Pages, Groups, Events, and Profile A “Peer Voices” section with first person accounts from teens about how they are using ......read more

Emaar Entertainment Marks the ‘Year of Zayed' this Ramadan by Celebrating the Values of the UAE's Founding Father

All leisure attractions of Emaar Entertainment to highlight one noble value of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan throughout the Holy Month and Eid Values of Tolerance, Co-existence, Faith, Education and Vision to be highlighted  May 16, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Emaar Entertainment is marking the ‘Year of Zayed’ this Holy Month of Ramadan through a unique tribute that celebrates the values of the nation’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.    Joining the nation in celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed, Emaar Entertainment has attributed a core value to each of its attractions with the goal of building these values in the minds of the people and encouraging them to uphold them.    Accordingly, KidZania® Dubai will communicate the ......read more

UAE Shooting and Archery Federation Unveils its Official Corporate Logo

The Federation organises the “Year of Zayed Shotgun Championship 2018” and forms its new board of directors through to 2020 [Al Ain- United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018] – The UAE Shooting and Archery Federation unveiled its new official corporate logo at a press conference held in Al Ain yesterday. The event was on the sidelines of launching the “Year of Zayed Shotgun Championship 2018”, attracting a number of dignitaries plus representatives of local and international media. Organized by the UAE Shooting and Archery Federation, the Championship was launched on Friday 11 May on the fields of Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club. More than 40 competitors representing different clubs and sports bodies will take part in different tournament events scheduled to conclude on May 14. “We have ......read more

Saint-Gobain announces the winners of the 14th edition of its MultiComfort House Students Contest

Dubai, UAE, May 15, 2018:  Saint-Gobain presented the awards for the international final of its 14th MultiComfort House Students Contest following the competition held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) chaired by Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint-Gobain group, and Mr. Dawood AbdulRahman Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality. Created in 2004, the objective of Saint-Gobain’s students contest is to develop a project based on the principles of the Multi-Comfort concept: an optimum indoor environment ensuring the right level of fresh air, thermal, visual and acoustic comfort provided in a sustainable and energy efficient manner. The task for the 14th international edition of the Saint-Gobain’s MultiComfort House Students Contest, developed in close collaboration with ......read more

OMEGA Welcomes Sailing Sensations Peter Burling and Blair Tuke as Brand Ambassadors

May 14, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: OMEGA is proud to announce that Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have joined the brand as its newest sailing ambassadors. Peter and Blair are two of the world’s most successful young sailors. As crewmates of Emirates Team Zealand in 2017, the two Kiwis lifted the famous America’s Cup, a moment that also positioned Burling - then aged 26 - as the youngest winning helmsman in the competition’s history. Four years earlier in 2013, they were both winners of the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, in which Burling was also the skipper. Proud to welcome the two young sailors into the OMEGA family, Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA, praised Burling and Tuke for their "drive to succeed at the highest level" and went on to say that "Peter and Blair are both ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Continue Giro Pursuit With Aru in Top 15 Standings

Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Fabio Aru, now 15th in the General Classification (GC), lost time following Stage nine of the Giro d’Italia. The Italian National Champion, who finished 24th, battled hard on today’s 225km route – the first 100km played out on the flat, whilst the second half saw the peloton tackle steep climbs and finish atop the brutal Gran Sasso d’Italia. The race was won by pink jersey wearer, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott).   Commenting on his performance, Aru said: “It has been a difficult day for me. I could not keep up with the pace of the other riders on the final climb. I didn’t have a good feeling so the result was not what I had hoped, and I’m not happy about it. These things can happen during the period of 21 days, it is part of our ......read more

Victory Team prepares for a grand season ahead

Dubai-based team to participate in Class 1, F1, F2, F4 and Aquabikes Championships this season Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2018:  The Dubai-based Victory Team has eased into its final preparations to mount a multi-pronged challenge in the international world of watersports this season. As per the calendar prepared by the Jebel Ali-based set-up, Victory Team will be participating in the Class 1, Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 4 in the world of powerboat racing, while also making its debut on the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship through multi-world champion Kevin Reiterer. Even though Victory Team made its offshore powerboat racing debut in 1986, it wasn’t until 1992 that it made an actual entry as a guest with two boats. The impact was huge with the Victory Team boats taking the first and second positions in both the ......read more

Uae Team Emirates Head to the USA, as Kristoff & Mirza Look for Gold in Golden State

Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates continue their UCI World Tour this week, with European Champion Alexander Kristoff captaining a team heading for the Tour of California (13-19 May). The Norwegian goes into the tour in fine form having picked up his first win in UAE colours at Eschborn-Frankfurt. He is supported by the UAE National Champion, Yousif Mirza who is also going through somewhat of a purple patch, after a series of victories in the UAE and Asia, as well as picking up a recent UAE sporting recognition award.   Joining the duo will be teammates: Anass Ait El Abdia, Sven Erik Bystrom, Filippo Ganna, Kristijan Durasek and Edward Ravasi.    Commenting on the upcoming race, Kristoff said: “I hope to take at least one stage win like I did in 2016. I am well-trained and I feel ready to ......read more

Aru Gets Top 10 Finish for UAE Team Emirates at the Summit of Mount Etna

Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’s Fabio Aru fought hard up one of the tour’s most challenging climbs today, earning a well-deserved 9th place finish. The impressive ride also pushed the Italian Champion higher up the General Classification (GC) standings, and he now sits in 10th position, just 1:12 behind the race leader.   The 169km route was designed for climbers and featured the first summit finish of the Giro. Starting in Catlanissetta, the race moved through the middle of Sicily as it made its way to Mount Etna, with a number of punchy inclines along the way. After an hour of cycling a group of 28 riders kicked, with UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi, Jan Polanc and Manuele Mori going up the road with the breakaway and keeping the peloton at bay until the foot of Mount ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center honours winners in Fourth edition of "Al Mutwasef" competition

Students, teachers and parents compete in Emirati proverbs Dubai, May 10, 2018:   Under the patronage and supervision of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), winners of the fourth edition of the Al Mutwasef competition ceremony was held today, Wednesday 9th of May, at Abu Hanifa Boys School in Al Quoz, Dubai.   The competition tagline was inspired by the words of the UAE's Founding Father, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who said: “Whoever has no past has neither present nor future.”   Al Mutwasef is an educational initiative by HHC that promotes the Emirati heritage. The competition, organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Abu Hanifa Boys School is inspired by the work of the Emirati author Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook who compiled, ......read more

Over 1100 UAE children test their minds at mental math competition

UAE students shine at the National Abacus Championships The 15th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition saw students use their brains faster than a calculator Children attempt to solve 200 Maths sums in mere 8 minutes May 6, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Agility of mind was tested to the core as hundreds of nimble-minded, quick thinking youngsters took on the challenge of mental arithmetic at the 15th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2018. The contest tested over 1100 children on their arithmetic skills, involved answering a whopping 200 math problems in a matter of mere 8 minutes.  In all, 242 children from across UAE within the age bracket of 6 years to 13 years won under various categories in the high-intensity, mentally stimulating contest, out of which 9 children bagged ......read more

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UAE Team Emirates Target Glory on Home Turf as They Prepare for Dubai Tour…

Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ are targeting glory on home soil with the Dubai Tour (6 – 10 February) the first stop in a series of races across the GCC that includes; The Tour of Oman (13 – 18 February) and concludes at the end of February with the Abu Dhabi Tour (21 – 25 February).   The line-up for the Dubai Tour – the first ......read more

Young Guns Have Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title in Their Sight…

February 4 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:  Two of the most exciting young players on the ATP World Tour will be vying for the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title when play gets underway later this month, with both Lucas Pouille and Karen Khachanov ready to make their mark and continue their climb up the rankings. Pouille already signalled his intent here last year when he ......read more

Artistic Vases that Define the UAE's Three Distinct Stages of Development now on Tour around Region…

Porcelain vessels designed by Sheikha Hind currently being displayed as part of PostCraft Collection Sharjah, February 04, 2018:  The uniquely different stages of the UAE’s development form the artistic focus of a collection of vases that is currently touring around the region. Designed and produced by Sheikha Hind Al bint Majed Al Qassimi, proprietor of the Designed by Hind brand, ......read more

Kids Fest returns to Season 22 of Global Village…

Kids will have the chance to perform on the Main Cultural Stage of Global Village within the Global Show Academy The festival, dedicated to celebrating children, runs from 3rd to 24th February 2018 A football challenge for children will be held during Kids Fest 4 February, 2018 -Dubai, UAE:   Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and a family ......read more

Hamdan Al Ahbabi eyes AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah after achieving perfect score of ...…

Saeed Al Kaabi will face-off against  Matar Al Habsi in the second semi-final next Friday DUBAI, 4 February 2018:  Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi displayed magnificent all-round skills to become the first contestant to achieve a perfect score of 50 during the ninth episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program ......read more

Robin Singh Sports Academy's Elite School League concludes with Gems Modern Academy as winners …

Gems Modern Academy won the match by eight wickets United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 3rd 2018:  Students from Gems Modern Academy school were at their best in the Final Round of Elite School League (ESL), a cricket tournament conducted by Robin Singh Sports Academy with Aster and Transworld Group as title sponsors at the Ajman MCC ground on February 2nd. The League produced not only ......read more

Team F3-K steal limelight with treble triumph on first day of Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for ...…

Tournament is a qualifier for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals to held on 15th February in Ruwayyah   DUBAI, 1st February 2018:  Team F3-K headed by falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin began their quest to qualify for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals with a hat-trick of victories on the opening day of the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the ......read more

Playworld Village presents international toy brands to booming regional market at Paperworld Middle ...…

ME children’s toy sector on upward track as UAE leads consumer spending on toys and games Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:   The Middle East toys and games market, valued at US$3.5 billion in 2017, will be on an upward track in 2018, with the UAE at the forefront of consumer spending on items such as action figures, arts and crafts, plush toys, puzzles, sport equipment, and ......read more

Elite falconers to vie for top honours in Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah…

The ‘Pride of the Generation’ will be held from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah DUBAI, 31st January 2018:   Elite falconers will spring into action during the next fortnight when the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) begins on Thursday ......read more

Global Village guests to enjoy incredible concert by Lebanese superstar Elissa…

Dubai, Wednesday, 31st January 2018:   Lebanese superstar Elissa, one of the most recognised artistes in the Arab world, will perform a special concert for Global Village guests on Friday, 2nd February 2018, starting at 9:00 pm at the Main Cultural Stage. Elissa has been brought to the region’s leading family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment in cooperation with ......read more

Alpen Capital's Global Fusion concert showcases a mesmerizing union of different musical genres…

Dubai, January 31, 2018:  Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors hosted the 14th edition of the hugely-popular annual musical concert Global Fusion on 27th January, 2018, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. This year’s Global Fusion concept was themed around “Wind”, one of the five basic elements of nature which has been musically interpreted since time immemorial. The ......read more

The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 kicks off at the legendary “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” in ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2018:  The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 began with a thrilling start at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” that took place in the spectacular setting of the frozen lake of St. Moritz from 26th – 28th January 2018 and saw Team Cartier claim victory over Team Maserati  by 4.5 to 4, in a breathtaking final. Over the three days of the tournament, ......read more

Li Haotong wins the 2018 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic…

The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018:  Following four days of enthralling golf, the “Major of the Middle East” has concluded in victory for Li Haotong. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 point lead on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates ......read more

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia tee off at the 2018 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic…

Dubai, 25th January, 2018:  OMEGA ambassadors, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy, have teed off on a gloriously sunny day at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai to get the 29th edition of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic underway.  While the current and defending champion Sergio Garcia will be looking to earn his second win at the tournament, the Northern Irishman, Rory McIlroy, will ......read more

New International Boxing chief to be picked in Dubai on Saturday…

Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018:   Representatives of more than 120 national boxing federations will assemble in Dubai this weekend for an Extraordinary Congress of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), where they will discuss administrative reforms and pick a new chief to lead the organisation. The UAE Boxing Federation (UAEBF) will host the Congress on Saturday at the ......read more

Dubai Customs' Carpet & Art Oasis 2018 hits AED 20 million in sales…

Dubai – 25 Jan 2018:  Dubai Customs has brought down the curtain on the 23rd edition of Carpet and Art Oasis 2018, with sales hitting AED 20 million. Themed ‘A Fabric of Creativity’, the exhibition organised by Dubai Customs in association with Oilfields Supply Center Ltd featured more than 200,000 exquisite and rare carpets, and over 45 exhibitors from around the world, ......read more

Saudi Competes in Record Number of Events at Arab Women Sports Tournament 2018…

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Create Awareness of Thalassemia using Art as a Medium…

24 January, 2018; Dubai:   The Alif, a painting exhibition by Dr. Sana Sajan a passionate artist and philanthropist 2018 edit has been inaugurated at AnYahh art gallery on 23rd January by H.H. Sheikha Hind Bint Faisal Al Qassimi and Adel Sajan Director Danube Group. To grace the occasion present on the evening were members of the private office of H.H Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, ......read more

Barcelona's handball stars to battle in Dubai for $500,000 prize-purse…

December’s ‘500 Super Final Handball’ will see the nine-time European champions take on Polish club Vive Kielce DUBAI January 23, 2018:   Come December and two of Europe’s biggest teams, nine-time European Champions League winners FC Barcelona Handbol and 2016 continental champions PGE Vive Kielce, will land in Dubai to battle for a prize-purse of ......read more

Record numbers expected for 6th edition of Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of Generations) Championship for ...…

There will be five races each day from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah DUBAI, 23rd January 2018:  The sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will be held from 1st to 15th February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in ......read more

Heist Thriller ‘Good Time' From Acclaimed Independent Filmmakers Safdie Brothers Hits DIFF365…

Robert Pattinson’s best performance to date in electrifying twisted thriller exclusive to DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du this month Dubai, 23 January 2018:  DIFF’s independent cinema showcase, DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du, welcomes the most exciting and latest cinema from around the world for a year-round festival.  From 25 January - 7 February, DIFF365 presents ......read more

Conares lauds blind cricket tournament champions…

DUBAI - Jan 22, 2018:  Conares, a leading provider of downstream steel products in the GCC region, lauded Indian blind cricket team on winning against Pakistan team at the One Day International Blind Cricket World Cup match recently held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.   His Excellency Vipul, Indian Consul General in Dubai, hosted the team at the Consulate premises along with Mr. ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to Take on Vuelta a San Juan in Second Race of 2018 Season…

UAE Team Emirates continue their UCI World Tour 2018 season today as riders head to Argentina for the Vuelta a San Juan between 21 – 28 January, with UAE National Road Race Championship winner, Yousif Mirza flying the flag for UAE Team Emirates.    Mirza, the first professional Emirati rider to ride for a team on the UCI World Tour, last competed for the team at the Colorado ......read more

Diego Ulissi Finishes Fourth as UAE Team Emirates Get Season Off to a Positive Start…

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the opening race of the UCI World Tour 2018 season, as the Italian finished fourth at the Santos Tour Down Under, just four seconds off third-place and 20 behind the eventual winner, Mitchelton-Scott’s, Daryl Impey.    UAE Team Emirates’ riders who ......read more

International acclaim for heritage sports as suspense continues in AED 1 million Fazza Championship ...…

Saeed Al Ketbi advances to the ‘Golden Square’ round during the seventh episode of competition   DUBAI, 21 January 2018:  The traditional Emirati folk art of Youlah is gaining international acclaim thanks to the brilliant performances in the 18th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program being held to packed audiences ......read more

GGWCup UAE brings the focus on the UN's 17 global goals…

The soccer tournament for women organized by women, is aligned with the sustainability theme of the Year of Zayed  Diamond Divas, the winning team, secured a spot in the global final to be held in New York City in September 2018, held during the UN General Assembly Week. DUBAI – January 20, 2018:  The Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup UAE), the first women’s only global ......read more

The Silk Road caravan brings an exceptional necklace to Global Village…

Grand musical portrays a love story set in the Umayyad period 20 January, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park and the region's key family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced the launch of ‘Silk Road – The Journey of a Unique Necklace’, a grand scale musical production ......read more

Aventura turns one and the whole family is invited to celebrate…

Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2018:  Dubai’s first nature adventure and zip-lining park is celebrating its first birthday on the 27th January and the whole of Dubai is invited to celebrate.  This FREE birthday celebration will include a number of spectacular shows including Arial Acrobats, Kharsha drums and Ground Acrobatics.  The Party extravaganza will kick off at 2:30PM on ......read more

Dimitrov Leads the Hunt for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title…

January 18, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:  There could be a changing of the guard at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this year, with world number three and ATP Tour Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov leading the list of direct entries for the ATP title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium next month. With defending champion Andy Murray out injured, the field may have opened up for ......read more

Sahara Centre announced as a key sponsor for the Dubai Basketball International Championship 2018…

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2018:  Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, leisure, entertainment and dining destination, has announced that it will be supporting the Dubai Basketball International Championship 2018 as the bronze sponsor for the 29th edition of the tournament. The championship runs from 18th to 26th January and will see some of the world’s top ......read more

Longlist, judges and dates announced for International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018…

United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2018:   The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Wednesday 17 January 2018, revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2018 Prize. The novels selected were chosen from 124 entries from 14 countries, all published between July 2016 and June 2017.    The longlist was chosen by a panel of five judges ......read more

The Dubai Fountain Performs First-ever K-pop Song…

Power’ by Korean Supergroup EXO joins the Dubai Fountain’s Repertoire of Renowned Melodies Dubai, UAE 17 January 2018:  The Dubai Fountain, the tallest and largest choreographed fountain in the world in Emaar’s Downtown Dubai, premiered its first K-Pop song on 16 January. The hit song ‘Power’ from Korean supergroup EXO was introduced to audiences as part ......read more

“12th Edition of SNF's Family Fun Fair”…

SNF’s Family Fun Fair on 26th of January 2018 - Creating Awareness about Special Needs in the UAE  Dubai, 17th January 2018 –  Special Needs Future (SNF) Development Center hosts its 12th edition of Family Fun Fair in collaboration with Universal American School on Friday the 26th of January from 10:30am till 8:00pm. The event is managed my Plan B. This partnership is set ......read more

Keep calm and play on!…

Danube Girls are charged up for the Global Goals World Cup UAE, the first women’s only global football tournament Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2018:    With the mantra ‘train like you must win and play like you can’t lose’ Danube Group bold and beautiful ladies are all set for the Global Goals World Cup UAE (GGWCup UAE) — the first women’s only global ......read more

OMEGA celebrates 2-year countdown to Lausanne 2020…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018:  As the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games, OMEGA has today celebrated the 2-year countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, together with the event’s organising committee. When the Opening Ceremony takes place on the 10th of January 2020, Lausanne 2020 will mark the third edition of the Winter Youth ......read more

Dubai Tour team line-up announced: 16 teams of seven riders at the start…

Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  The 16 teams invited to the fifth edition of the Dubai Tour – taking place from 6 to 10 February 2018 – have been officially announced. Nine UCI WorldTour Teams, five UCI Professional Continental Teams, one UCI Continental Team and one UAE National Selection team will be at the start of the five-stage professional cycling race organised by the ......read more

Fighting Online Piracy With TMG…

Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  TMG specializes in the protection of premium content. The company will unveil its latest innovations in the field of anti-piracy, broadcast monitoring and compliance at CABSAT 2018 in Za’beel Halls 1-3, French Pavilion, Stand No ZB6-D30. As illegal live-streaming continues to explode, becoming the strongest development for piracy in media and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Announce Line-up for Opening Race of 2018 UCI World Tour Season…

UAE Team Emirates will embark on their second UCI World Tour season this week, heading to Australia as the team tackle the Santos Tour Down Under from 16th – 21st January. Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  Representing the UAE colours and making his Santos Tour Down Under debut, is former World Champion, Rui Costa, alongside teammates Matteo Bono, Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, ......read more

Global Village hosts awards ceremony for Victory Project winners…

Dubai, 14th January 2018:  Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park and the region's key family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, hosted the awards ceremony for the winners of one of the UAE’s largest ever community initiatives, the Victory Project. The Victory Project is a Global Village community initiative, ......read more

Dubai Culture Organises ‘Carnival of Ideas'…

The event included a variety of workshops and activities focused on establishing ethical habits and values ​ [Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 January 2018] -  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted its ‘Carnival of Ideas’ spring forum through the Department of ......read more

International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF): Longlist and judges announcement date…

Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018:  The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. It is given to a novel in Arabic which the judges consider to be the best of that year.    Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high quality Arabic literature ......read more

IKEA Welcomes Children in-store to Spread Love for the Arabic Language as Part of ‘Arabic ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  During Arab Literacy Day on 8 January, IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, gave children the chance to ignite their passion and understanding for Arabic with its new in-store initiative. ‘Arabic Reassembled’ is a creative solution for children to learn and create 12 Arabic words that are used daily, using the all-familiar IKEA ......read more

Princess Reema hopes to see a woman in every Saudi sports federation…

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, winner of the Arab Sports Personality Award at the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, wants to see more women take up top positions in Saudi Arabian sports federation and inspire the generations that follow. The first female to lead a Saudi sports federation when she took over as ......read more

Dubai-based Briton makes waves on debut in Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah…

Record number of 367 entries on second day of events in General Public category DUBAI, 9th January 2018:   The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw a Briton entering the fray in the General Public category on ......read more

Sheikh Hamdan congratulates MBR Creative Sports Award winners…

DUBAI, UAE, Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated the winners of the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award and thanked them for their “extraordinary efforts” to promote creativity and the empowerment of women in ......read more

Records fall as Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah opens for General Public…

Abdullah Khalfan Al Qubaisi’s entry ‘Al Sirmi’ breaks 17-second barrier DUBAI, 9th January 2018:  The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) produced record-breaking performances in the General Public ......read more

Panasonic Jaguar Racing Set Their Sights on Marrakesh E-Prix…

Panasonic Jaguar Racing prepare for the third E-Prix of the season  Following a positive start in Hong Kong, Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr hope for more points in Marrakesh The Jaguar I-TYPE 2 shows signs of progress, potential and pace  Paul Di Resta and Pietro Fittipaldi are announced as rookie drivers for Marrakesh Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 January 2018 ......read more

Host of international stars to perform at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi for MBC's ‘Got Talent Live' show…

Performers from American, Ukrainian, Romanian, French, Asian and British editions of famous ‘Got Talent’ TV show to appear at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi Illusionist, acrobat, singers, dancers and a ventriloquist to take to the stage in spectacular 45-minute show Shoppers to be wowed by artists who won or came runner-up in their respective national TV talent contests ‘Got ......read more

Juniors light up Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah…

3 year-old Ahmed Jumaa Al Falahi is youngest falconer to compete this year  DUBAI, 7th January 2018:  The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw the emergence of a new generation of falconers in Dubai on ......read more

IKEA Introduces 'arabic Reassembled' as Part of Uae Initiative to Spread Love for the Arabic ...…

Families are invited to take part at the IKEA Store in Dubai Festival City on 8 January 2018 and at Yas Mall on 11 January 2018 Dubai, UAE, 7th January 2018:   IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, has designed an initiative named ‘Arabic Reassembled’ to encourage children to learn and engage with the Arabic language. 68%* of young Arabic-speaking ......read more

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