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HE Saeed Hareb on Fifa World Cup Trophy Tour

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, on the Fifa World Cup Trophy visiting Dubai. “The tour of the Fifa World Cup trophy to more than 60 cities around the world is evidence of its global appeal and a confirmation of Fifa World Cup’s status as the greatest sporting extravaganza on the planet. “The trophy’s visit to Dubai as part of its global tour confirms the country’s position on the international sporting map. Dubai is one of the leading destinations of the world; it is a brand which enjoys great trust and an enviable reputation on the global stage, whether it be the world of politics, economics, tourism or sports. “We have a very diverse community here, with citizens of more than 200 countries calling Dubai their home, and this ......read more

Kerber Continues Her Winning Ways at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 21 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   Angelique Kerber demonstrated the fantastic form that has seen her win 13 of her 15 matches this season as she swept aside 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships finalist Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes. Kerber, who has fully turned around a challenging 2017 to win Sydney, reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the quarter-finals in Doha, dominated her opponent from the start and once she had taken an early lead she showed no signs of surrendering her advantage. Now she will face the player who beat Strycova in the 2016 final, Sara Errani. "Yeah, I think I played a good match. I played a solid match," said Kerber. "It's always tough to play against her. You never know what's happen. She's always a fighter. But I'm happy to ......read more

Minister of Education Announces Qasr Al Bahr Initiative at NSTI Festival and Grants Sultan Binbader the UAE Young Scientist Award

HE Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi announces that 7 of the winners will be hosted at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and get the chance to meet to HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and explain their innovative projects to HH. UAE Young Scientist Award goes to Sultan Binbader from Alrefah School for his 'Emergency Robot' project. 6 UAE Ministers take part in the student retreat discussions and listen to students challenges and aspirations. Winners of 3D competition announced Dubai, 21 February 2018:   The National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival organized by the Ministry of Education and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces concluded with the Award Ceremony that recognized 24 ......read more

L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship 2018 is now open for applications

It’s time for Women in Science to Shine Program to award fellowships worth EUR 84,000 to outstanding female scientists in the GCC and Yemen  Dubai, 21 February 2018 –   L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is once again looking for worthy candidates for this year’s program. The annual initiative, in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, aims to recognize and promote women pursuing science in the region.  The initiative supports Arab women scientists and researchers in the region to pursue scientific research by awarding valuable fellowships. This year fellowships of EUR 84,000 will be given to 6 Arab female scientists either holding a ......read more

Upsets and Thrills on Opening Day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:   There were upsets and thrilling battles on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as former champion Agnieszka Radwanska failed to reach the second round as she fell 7-5 6-4 to Daria Kasatkina, and Johanna Konta made tournament history. Radwanska won the title in 2012 but last year she suffered a number of injury and illness setbacks and has struggled to regain her place in the top 10. Although she offered stubborn resistance in the first set she failed to find a way back in the second. "I know it's going to be difficult," said the former world number two who is now ranked outside the top 30. "We can see a lot of good players playing a really high level. It's not about one or two tournaments to come back. Maybe if you win the Grand Slam, you ......read more

Nikai's search for best legacy recipe makes three Dubai residents winners

The electronics giant ran a consumer competition on their Facebook page Dubai, February 19, 2018:  Nikai Electronics, a part of the Nikai Group of companies, has concluded its search for best legacy recipes on its popular social media platforms recently. The campaign, which received an overwhelming response from various nationalities across the GCC, was held to draw in the best recipes passed down through generations.  Speaking about the competition and engaging target consumers online, Mr. Karthik Moorthy, Vice President, Nikai Group of Companies, said, “Our social media team developed the idea of sharing the best recipes that have been passed down by mothers to our followers. This was intended to target the women between the age group 25-40 and engage them with their culinary skills. The campaign helped us ......read more

Get Your Weekend Entertainment Fix at Boxpark

Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018:   Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, promises an action-packed week filled with entertainment options for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the Chinese New Year celebrations and for all movie enthusiast, there’s no place better than Roxy, the city’s only boutique cinema experience to catch all the Oscar nominated films.    Chinese New Year Celebrations   Brief:               Boxpark will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a series of performances, bound to transport guests to an oriental wonderland. With Chinese lanterns decorating the destinations, Chinese dragon dances, Chinese Folk Dances, Kung Fu Show, Han & Tang dance, Qipao Show and Face Changing performances.  Date:      ......read more

Kristoff Secures First Win for UAE Team Emirates as Team Gears Up for Abu Dhabi Tour

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Alexander Kristoff recorded his first victory of the 2018 season and his first in UAE Team Emirates’ colours as the European Champion took home the final stage on the Tour of Oman, adding to his two previous victories on this stage in 2016 and 2017.     The Norwegian produced a thrilling display in the final sprint finish to take home the win ahead of his nearest rivals, Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Cycling Club), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana).   A five-man breakaway dominated the day’s riding, but an assured team performance gave UAE Team Emirates the edge, unleashing Kristoff in the sprint to take home a well-deserved win.   Commenting on his first ever UAE Team Emirates podium finish, Alexander Kristoff said; ......read more

Costa Looks to Retain Abu Dhabi Tour Title as UAE Team Emirates Confirm Star-studded Line Up

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa will return to the UAE this week as the former World Champion attempts to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Tour (21-25 February) alongside a first-class rider line up. Competing alongside the Portuguese legend will be Italian Champion Fabio Aru, who makes his team debut and reigning European Champion Alexander Kristoff, who returns to the UAE following his top 10 performance at the Dubai Tour.    The three superstars will be supported in their quest for the General Classification title by Italian trio Roberto Ferrari, Manuele Mori and Diego Ulissi and Kristoff’s fellow Norwegian, Sven Erik Bystrøm. Guiding the team will be the experienced Sports Director duo, Matxin Joxean Fernández and Marco Marzano, both of whom led team at the ......read more

Celebrate Chinese New Year with LEGOLAND® Dubai

Discover an awesome celebration filled with festivities that welcome the Year of the Dog from 15-24 February  Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2018 –   LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is gearing up to welcome Lunar New Year with a host of festive round-the-clock activities for the whole family. From 15-24 February 2018, families visiting LEGOLAND Dubai will experience an authentic Lunar New Year Celebration with a Wishing Wall, a fun interactive Chinese New Year Trivia Wall, and an exciting four-meter-long mosaic building experience which will be made up of over 96,000 LEGO bricks.   One of the most time-honoured traditions during Chinese New Year is the custom of writing wishes for the year and placing them on ......read more

Keys Ready to Make Her Mark at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 14 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   US Open finalist Madison Keys has already made a massive impression on the sport elsewhere, and now she is primed and ready to add the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her lengthening list of accomplishments. She became one of the youngest players to win a match on the WTA Tour, at the age of 14 years and 48 days, and was the first American woman to debut in the top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999, entering at 10 in June 2016 before rising to seven later in the year, becoming the best player to emerge from the United States in nearly two decades. This has resulted in some expert observers believing that she could one day be the best player in the world. Keys suffered a major career setback in 2017 when she had to undergo two rounds of wrist surgery, but she rebounded ......read more

Phenomenal development in falconry racing from small beginnings: HHC Deputy CEO

Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah  Over 5,000 falcons registered in the take-off area in two championships in Dubai this season   Farms in Russia, Kazakhstan, England, Scotland and Germany breeding special falcons to meet demand in the UAE and GCC  DUBAI, 13th February 2018:  The Emirati heritage sport of falconry has not only realized the strategic vision of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive the intangible culture of the UAE but also attracted global interest from falconers thanks to the successful organization of two major Fazza Falconry Championships in Dubai.   As the curtain is set to come down on another highly successful falconry season with the ‘Noukhba’ or Super Finals of the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the ......read more

Dubai Electronic Security Center Receives Overwhelming Interest From Regional and Global Universities For The AED 700,000 ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award' Competition

The competition encourages innovation and academic research in the field of cyber security in the UAE and globally  The award embodies the essence of the Year of Zayed’s vision and UAE Month of Innovation  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 February 2018:   Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) today announced that the call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. The competition has been designed to encourage academic study and research excellence in the field of cyber security, by asking research students to develop ideas and solutions for the current and future challenges of cyber security.    The DESC initiative for the competition highlights Dubai Cyber Security Strategy ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Mirza Takes Gold at Asian Cycling Championships

Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza scooped gold at the Asian Cycling Championships in Myanmar, adding to the two silver medals he picked up at the competition in 2015 and 2017, as part of the UAE National Team. Mirza, the first professional Emirati cyclist to ride on the UCI World Tour and compete at the Olympic Games, beat his opposition in the narrow sprint finish to take home the gold medal and write his name into the history books.    The Emirati, who recently took part in the Dubai Tour, commented: “I'm so happy and proud to have won this race. I've worked hard in the pursuit of this victory for the past 10 years. With the support of my UCI World Tour team,  UAE Team Emirates, I'm trying to help shape the UAE cycling movement and this victory is very ......read more

ADNOC Schools Team Wins Etihad Artificial Intelligence Competition

ADNOC students beat out four other teams to take top spot in Abu Dhabi carrier’s innovation challenge Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 12, 2018:   A team of five students from ADNOC Schools reached first place in Etihad Airways’ Artificial Intelligence Competition, held in Abu Dhabi. With five teams and over 40 students participating, the competition challenged the children to develop a service or solution that harnesses the power of AI technology in order to solve a problem or create a new capability within the aviation or air transport sectors.  The competition, held by Etihad and enabled by IBM technology, was held as part of the UAE’s Innovation Month.  The competition took place in several phases. The students were first required to familiarize themselves with IBM’s Digital ......read more

Garbiñe Muguruza Hungry for Success at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 12 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   Wimbledon champion and former world number one Garbiñe Muguruza will be hungry for success when she begins her bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy next week. The Spaniard enjoyed a fantastic 2017, winning at the All England Club to add a second Grand Slam crown to the one she earned in Paris a year earlier. By beating Serena Williams to win the 2016 French Open and then Venus to win Wimbledon, she became the first player to defeat both Williams’ sisters in Grand Slam singles finals. Last season she also won the Cincinnati title with victory over world number one Karolina Pliskova in the semis and number two Simona Halep in the final, and after the US Open she claimed the number one ranking herself. Her trip to Australia though was not as successful, as ......read more

Arab Duo Showcase Team's Potential in Final Stage of Dubai Tour

Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff finished ninth in the General Classification (GC) of the Dubai Tour, after yet another strong ride with fantastic support from his new team mates. The European Champion went into today’s final stage with the hope of scooping a podium position, but suffered another spate of bad luck after being caught up behind a crash in the final kilometre of the race.   However, Kristoff – who will continue his season at next week’s Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour – was superbly led through the race by the attacking Arab duo of Anass Ait El Abdia and UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza. Mirza, who attempted an early break away, dropped back into the peloton and worked tactically with his team-mates to set the pace and control the ......read more

Dubai Culture Announces an Exciting Line-up of Artists for SIKKA Art Fair 2018

Over 40 submissions selected by the Authority’s judging panel  SIKKA Art Fair is a flagship event of Dubai Art season, the Emirate’s annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 February 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its line-up of artists for the eighth edition of the SIKKA Art Fair 2018. Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, SIKKA will take place from 17th to 26th March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.    The judging panel assessed a record number of over 200 submissions to select the 45 final artworks for SIKKA ......read more

'Stranger Things' Spring Camp!

Dubai’s most exciting drama camp for children & teens    Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018:  From monsters and spaceships to pinball and bowling to best friends and prom… throw some crazy 80s music in there and what do you have? A unique drama camp based on the HIT NETFLIX TV SHOW ‘STRANGER THINGS’! Are your kids ready to venture to the UPSIDE DOWN…?   At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment where they can make friends and get to perform a show at the end of the week!   What will your kids do at camp? They will build team skills by playing special drama games themed with spooky happenings, monsters and retro mania! Plus, they ......read more

Kristoff Secures Fourth as European Champion Edges Closer to a Podium Finish

Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff showed why the team were desperate to secure his services for this season, as the rider once again featured in the top five during stage four on the Dubai Tour. Kristoff, the reigning European Champion battled against the attacking peloton as they frantically tried to reign in the sole break away rider in the final kilometres. Coming into the final 300 metres, the drawn out, blue-jersey bunch, tackled a steep ascent with Kristoff driving forward to cross the line narrowly missing out on a third place podium finish.    The race had seen an early attack test the resilience of the peloton for over 100km and it looked like one of the breakaway riders could secure a victory, in what would have been a first for the Dubai Tour. But with just 25 ......read more

MB&F M.A.D. Gallery presents aeronautical artwork "Nose Art” by French photographer Manolo Chrétien, from 6th of February to 6th of May 2018

The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery takes flight with French photographer Manolo Chrétien and his powerful aeronautical artwork.  The photographs Dubai, UAE – 10 February, 2018:   Acclaimed artist and photographer Manolo Chrétien unearths his deeply rooted passion for aviation in the Nose Art exhibition at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, debuting in February 2018. In a powerful yet playful approach, Chrétien captures the essence of famed aircraft nose-to-face as it were. From a luxe 1960s Learjet to the supersonic Concorde jetliner and military vessels like the Dassault Rafale, his images offer a dynamic and unusual dead-on visual perspective. This is further accentuated by the circular cut-out format, which follows the shape of the aircraft’s fuselage. “Nose Art is the natural outcome of ten years’ ......read more

Women's Week Promises World Class Tennis – Tickets Only 55dhs

February 8, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   With a spectacular line-up which includes seven of the world’s top ten female players, the excitement is building for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which gets underway in just over a week’s time at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud. One of the best fields to be seen outside of a Grand Slam will be in action from 19th to 24th February during the WTA Tournament, and for only 55dhs per day for Days 1-3, fans will see a line-up which boasts five former world number ones and four players who between them have won an incredible eleven Grand Slams. The stellar line-up of former world number ones includes reigning Wimbledon champion and former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, Australian Open runner-up Simona ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Scoop Another Top 10 Finish as Students Fly Flag for UAE Cycling

Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates capped off stage three of the Dubai Tour with another hard fought performance, which culminated in Alexander Kristoff securing a top 10 finish following a bunched sprint to the line. Ahead of the race, the reigning European Champion joined team-mates; Yousif Mirza, the UAE National Champion, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono in meeting and signing autographs with students from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai, as part of the team’s commitment to promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the next generation of UAE cyclists to get on two-wheels.    Reflecting on the day’s events, Yousif Mirza commented; “It was great to meet the young cycling enthusiasts this ......read more

Omega Opens Its Olympic Exhibition in Seoul

Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  In celebration of its role as Official Timekeeper of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has proudly opened its ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ inside the Lotte World Mall in Seoul, South Korea. The launch event included many guests of honour including Alain Zobrist, CEO of OMEGA Timing; Julia Choi, CEO of Swatch Group Korea; OMEGA friend and Olympic Games athlete Yuna Kim; and Hyunchul Park, the Director of Lotte Property & Development. The ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ displays 86 years of the brand’s timekeeping history, which extends through 28 Olympic Games since 1932. The showcase takes guests through a race-themed tunnel, featuring “Start”, “In-Race” and “Finish Line” sections, showing ......read more

Students Fly the Flag for UAE Cycling at Dubai Tour

Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  Ahead of the third stage of the Dubai Tour 2018, children from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai were invited to meet UAE Team Emirates at the Dubai Tour fan village.   Riders including the reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff, UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono signed autographs and spoke to the excited students, as part of the team’s commitment to promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the next generation of UAE cyclists to get on two-wheels.    Commenting on meeting his heroes, Shuann Naqtani, a 17-year old who attends Dubai College said; “It was so cool to meet some of the best cyclists in the world - a real treat! I’m a huge fan of ......read more

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T10 cricket team Bengal Tigers unveiled its Jersey…

7th November, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  The roaring team of the revolutionary T10 cricket league Bengal Tigers unveiled its jersey along with the team anthem on 6th November,2017 at Danube Properties office. Present on the unveiling were the proud owners of the team Mr. Neelesh Bhatnager - Owner of NB venture, Anis Sajan, Managing Director - Danube Group and Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman ......read more

It's Hero Time! Gear Up for Ten Out of Ten Action With Live Action Ben 10 Challenge…

All-new live-action gameshow hosted by Ahmed Khamis, airs on Tuesday at 17:40 (KSA time) Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017:  It’s officially “Hero Time” as Cartoon Network brings to you Ben 10 Challenge – a brand-new and exhilarating live-action game show giving children from across the Middle East a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become their favourite boy hero, Ben ......read more

Over 60,000 little Fun Members have flocked to enjoy Fun City's 100 Days of Play Membership…

100 Days of Fun proves to be a huge success across the GCC with 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99!  Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017:  Fun City’s unique unlimited play membership is officially the talk of the town, with over 60,000 little ones across the region currently taking most advantage to enjoy never-ending fun at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works outlets across ......read more

CNN International visits Palestine Museum - a gateway for emerging artists in the region…

Palestinian Museum supports young artists develop their own art and help redefine the cultural landscape On this month’s edition of ‘Inside the Middle East’, CNN explores the Palestinian Museum and discovers how it is redefining a cultural landscape. Mahmoud Hawari, Director, The Palestinian Museum discusses how the museum is much more than just a building and explains to ......read more

Pink Polo to launch exciting new 2017-2018 season at Abu Dhabi's only Royal Polo Club…

Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:  Polo enthusiasts will once again be treated to the very best sporting action that the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club has to offer when the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club, kicks of what promises to be another exciting season with the popular Pink Polo Day on November 3. Now in its eighth year, the highlight of the Pink Polo event will be an exhibition ......read more

Princess Haya a beacon for Arab sportswomen, says IOC Vice President…

Anita DeFrantz calls on Arab women to follow her lead at Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium   Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:  Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Council, has saluted the UAE Government and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein for their contribution towards empowerment of women in sports, not just inside the country but ......read more

Diverse Storytelling Grows DIFF's Prestigious Cinema of the World Programme…

Eleven of the best and brightest in global cinema join the highly anticipated lineup Audiences will be taken on a dazzling cinematic journey this December  Dubai, 01 November 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the next slate of thrilling cinema from around the globe for its celebrated Cinema of the World category. Held during the 14th Festival, the ......read more

Unique Creative Workshops from Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah At Sharjah International Children's ...…

Artistic training sessions inspire girls’ imaginations Sharjah, 1 November, 2017:  The Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (Sajaya), a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn (Quarter of a Century) Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, held an array of training workshops on the sidelines of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICCF) in October, aimed at ......read more

Women to take centre stage at Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity…

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:   Empowering Women in Sports will be the theme at the 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity this Wednesday as some of the leading ladies from the from the world of sport take the dais at the Palazzo Versace hotel to share their experience with the audience. One of the initiatives of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative ......read more

Iran seeking some more glitter in Dubai…

Ahmadzadeh: “We are in a better condition than we were at the World Cup, especially on the physical side”   Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  On a high following their best ever finish at a World Cup earlier in the summer, 2013 champions Iran are hoping to keep the momentum going at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup this week and add some more “glitter” ......read more

Four Gulf Talents Shortlisted for 2017 IWC Filmmaker Award…

Nayla Al Khaja’s “Animal”, Mohamed Rashed Buali’s “Kombars”, Haifaa Al Mansour’s “Miss Camel” and Muzna Almusafer’s “The Crown of Olives” contend for the top prize of USD 100,000.  Dubai, 30 October 2017:   The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC ......read more

XPOSURE Announces the 17 Winners of its 2017 Global Photography Competition.…

Seventeen winners picked from more than 10,000 entries received from 98 countries  Sharjah, October 29, 2017:  Xposure, Sharjah’s first international photography festival, has announced the winners of a global photography competition that was held as a prelude to the event’s second edition, which is being organised by Sharjah Government Media Bureau and takes place on ......read more

XPOSURE Announces the 17 Winners of its 2017 Global Photography Competition…

1st place winner of the Photojournalism Category - Leyla Emektar – “Sera” 2nd place winner of the Photojournalism Category - Rony Barua – “Risky Travel” 1st place winner of the Portrait Category - Fatma Fahmy – “Palestinians Live” 2nd place winner of the Portrait Category  - Ly Hoang Long – ......read more

Gilberto wants more from Brazil's ‘Invincibles' at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:  Brazil coach Gilberto Costa maintains his side’s incredible winning run, which stretches back over 40 matches, does not add any extra pressure as they prepare to defend their title at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai. The Verdeamarela head to the seventh edition of the Dubai Sports Council-organised event, to be held at Marasi ......read more

DIFF's ‘cinema of the World' Programme Captures Stories From Across the Globe…

See the world’s best films first this December at the Dubai International Film Festival  Dubai, 24 October 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the first titles that will form part of its ‘Cinema of the World’ programme. Bringing a variety of films and genres from around the world, the programme is set to take audiences on a cinematic ......read more

Grand Slam Champions Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka Complete the Mubadala World Tennis ...…

Both tennis powerhouses to make come back and springboard into the new season at #MWTC10 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 October 2017:  Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) has announced the final two players to take their places in the 6-star line-up for this year’s event. Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic (no.7) and three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka (no.9) have ......read more

“Tahdeeth' contacts over 13,000 Emirati families and updates data of 6,000…

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani: The data of 23% of Emirati households and 47% of individuals has been collected so far Sharjah , 23rd  October 2017:  The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) announced that the recently launched “Tahdeeth” project has so far contacted more than 13, 000 Emirati families, who were covered by the 2015 ......read more

Hungry UAE out to impress at Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup…

UAE coach Mohammad Al Mazmi: “People will see us play with our heart for the country”   Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017:   Mohammad Al Mazmi, coach of the UAE national beach soccer team, reckons his side have a point to prove at the upcoming Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup in Dubai after the disappointment of 2016 and the hosts are leaving nothing to chance as they ......read more

Barcelona and Madrid Enjoy Goal Fest…

Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  They might not be the real thing, but two local namesakes of Spanish giants Barcelona and Madrid matched the goal-scoring feats of the originals, launching their campaign in the seven-a-side football tournament of the Positive Soul community sports initiative with big wins. Barcelona were dominant as they defeated Lootah 6-1 at Muhaisnah Park, while Madrid ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Ganna Crowned European Champion…

Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ Filippo Ganna has been crowned the Individual Pursuit European Champion. Following his silver medal in the 2017 World Championships, the Italian rider rode to victory on Saturday evening in Berlin, Germany wearing the Italian national team kit and riding on a Colnago bike.   Commenting on his success, Filippo Ganna said; ......read more

Batelco Racing wins round three of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship…

Corporate victory for CG Racing 1 and ZOOM Racing Team claims Nations Cup Dubai, UAE, 22 October 2017:   Batelco Racing is in firm control of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship after taking its third consecutive win of the 2017 series on Saturday (21 October), narrowly beating out arch rivals CG Racing Pro.   The Choueiri Group (CG) fared better in the Corporate ......read more

SLC's Noon Arts Award Receives 292 Entries from 27 Nationalities…

AED 35,000 awarded in competition that recognises the creative talents of women of all ages  Sharjah, October 21, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that it has received a total of 292 entries from 27 nationalities for its ‘Noon Arts’ Award. Its theme translating as ‘Huwiyyati - My Identity,’ the Award supports talented creative artists in the ......read more

IOC Vice President to attend 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity…

Moza Al Marri: Anita DeFrantz is a role model for women in sports and leadership roles Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards yesterday announced the participation of Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as one of the speakers at the 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity, which ......read more

Dubai Desert Warrior to kick-off DXB 30x30 Challenge…

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  More than 1,000 people are expected to line-up for the fourth running of the Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge this Friday at Dubailand, the event being a part of the #30x30 Dubai Fitness Challenge this year. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, this year’s Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge will be an official qualifying event for the 2018 Obstacle Course ......read more

Afaf Sherif from Palestine Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge…

Al Iman School in Bahrain and Supervisor Houriya Al Thil from Morocco also honoured at Dubai closing ceremony Dubai, UAE: 18 October, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today crowed Afaf Sherif from Palestine the champion of the Arab Reading Challenge. Al Iman School in Bahrain won the best school title and ......read more

UAE to host the region's first women's only soccer tournament Global Goals World Cup…

DUBAI – October 18, 2017:  Dubai-headquartered Sustainable Mindz and Denmark-based Eir Soccer announced the launch of Global Goals World Cup UAE (GGWCup UAE), the first women’s only global soccer tournament in the Middle East supporting the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals.  The GGWCup UAE will be hosted in Dubai, the UAE on January 19, 2018, under the patronage of ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Arrive in China for Season Finale…

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates will finish their opening UCI World Tour cycling season in China this week, where they will participate in the Tour of Guangxi from Thursday 19 – Tuesday 24 October.     The six-stage race, taking place in the southern region of China bordering Vietnam, will feature seven UAE Team Emirates’ riders including; ......read more

Career of Egyptian Writer Wahid Hamed to Be Honoured With Arab Lifetime Achievement Award at DIFF ...…

Festival to celebrate prolific work of the Egyptian writer of script and screen  Dubai - 18 October 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has confirmed that this year’s Arab Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize the illustrious Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed, celebrating his achievements in screenwriting and outstanding contributions to the industry. One of ......read more

ARC Higher Committee Discusses Arab Reading Challenge Momentum…

Finalists narrowed down from 16 to three in semifinals before closing ceremony  Dubai, UAE: 17 October, 2017:  The Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) Higher Committee met today to discuss mechanisms to increase ARC’s reach in the Arab world, and to engage as many schools as possible in the next round, maintaining the remarkable momentum the challenge has established. The ......read more

Regional Storytelling Takes Centre Stage at DIFF With Muhr Feature Category…

From the front lines of Syrian conflict to the lively streets of Casablanca, the first films of the prestigious Muhr Feature category promise captivating cinema  Dubai, 16 October 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the first films that will feature in the highly anticipated Muhr Feature category. Held within the Festival from 6 – 13 December 2017, ......read more

CNN's Marketplace Middle East uncovers the DIFC's central role in Dubai's economic success…

Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017:  On this month’s episode of ‘Marketplace Middle East’, John Defterios interviews Arif Amiri, CEO of Dubai’s International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC), to discover more about the centre’s innovative growth strategies. As the leading financial hub for the 7.4 trillion dollar MEASA region (the Middle East, Africa and South ......read more

Peugeot on the Podium at Rallye Du Maroc: Ready to Tackle Dakar 2018 After a Productive Experience ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017:  The Peugeot 3008DKR drivers enjoyed a clean run to the finish of the Rallye du Maroc in Erfoud today, rounding off a successful event. They finished second and 10th overall, successfully completing their preparations for next year’s Dakar Rally. Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena led the event right up until the penultimate stage yesterday, when they were ......read more

Get Closer to the Magic of Cinema With DIFF Volunteers Programme…

Once in a lifetime opportunity for UAE film fans at the region’s leading film festival  Registration is now OPEN for the 14th Festival, December 6-13 Dubai, 15 October 2017:  With less than two months to go until the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the glittering annual gala is inviting volunteers to join the team that brings cinematic magic to the Emirates each ......read more

Sharjah Museums Authority and the Institut Français in the United Arab Emirates celebrate 40 years ...…

Sharjah Archaeology Museum and Institut français in the United Arab Emirates / Cultural Department of the French Embassy host a selection of 100 ancient objects discovered by French archaeologists in the UAE. SHARJAH, October 14, 2017:  The fortieth anniversary of a fruitful archaeological partnership between the UAE and France will be celebrated at an upcoming exhibition held at Sharjah ......read more

Plentiful Cinema-based Activities Offered by SICFF 2017…

Guessing games, trick photography, virtual reality booths, and more explored by young visitors    Sharjah, 12 October 2017:  Alongside being the first-of-its-kind cinematic extravaganza curated for children and young adults, the fifth Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2017) has conceptualised and created a vast selection of hands-on activities, which ......read more

Montegrappa Writing Prize 2018 Now Open to Writers across the Region…

Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Returns   Dubai, 10 October 2017:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is pleased to announce the highly successful Montegrappa Writing Prize is back for 2018, and it is bigger than ever before. For the first time, the competition is broadening its reach and first time novelists from the UAE, Bahrain, ......read more

SWS Senior Cup Victory for Al Mehairi…

Al Barwani Claims Masters and Kumaran Wins SWS Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 10 October 2017:  Veteran racers ruled the night during the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Series on Monday (9 October) at Dubai Kartdrome.  Emirati aces Saeed Al Mehairi and Atef Al Barwani dominated the Senior Cup and Masters, and Kyle Kumaran took top honours in the Junior Cup. SWS Senior Cup & ......read more

Want to Win a Trip to London? RSA Challenges UAE Residents to Crack a Smile on the Face of the ...…

Make the Queen’s Guard smile and get a chance to win a trip to London for two!                                    Dubai, October 10, 2017:  RSA Insurance will be challenging residents of the UAE with one mission: to see if they can make one of the Queen’s Royal Guards smile.  The ......read more

Dubai's first original Urdu play to do exclusive show for blue-collar workers…

Mian Biwi Aur Wagah makes a comeback after the play’s successful inaugural shows in August   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2017:   Coinciding with Dubai’s venerable initiative of “The Year of Giving 2017,” the city’s newly formed homegrown South Asian community theatre group, Goonj Productions, is organizing a free matinee show of its ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Matej Mohoric Defends Win at Hong Kong Cyclothon…

Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ rider and former U23 World Champion Matej Mohoric won the Hong Kong Cyclothon on Sunday, successfully defending his 2016 title. The Slovenian rider crossed the finish line five seconds ahead of Robbie Hucker (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness team) while teammate Ben Swift came in 11th place.    Commenting on his victory ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches New Book to Boost the Islamic Culture and Art Economy…

‘Global Perspectives on the Islamic Creative Economy’ highlights the growing potential of Dubai as the global capital of the Islamic economy  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 October 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has today launched its ‘Global Perspectives on the Islamic ......read more

Get Creative and Venture Into the Wonderful World of Animation at DIFF…

Young creatives invited to apply for a chance to win world-class amination coaching and have a chance to show their work at DIFF The Young Animators Award is now open for submissions Dubai, 08 October 2017:  DIFF is once again inviting all budding animators to enter The Young Animators Award, which returns to the Festival for a third year. The competition is encouraging 13-18 ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Team to Take on Hong Kong Cyclothon…

Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates travels to Asia this weekend to take on the third edition of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon, taking place on Sunday 8 October. For the first time in its history, the race has qualified as a UCI 1.1. category race.   The four riders competing for UAE Team Emirates include;  Andrea Guardini (Italy), Seid Lizde ......read more

Dubai Customs: 70% of Carpet & Art area occupied…

Dubai, UAE, October 7, 2017:  Dubai Customs, the Carpet & Art Oasis organizer, has already leased 70% of the available space for the renowned exhibition (3,0002 m out of 3,5002 m).  The Department still receives requests from companies willing to participate in the exhibition which will be held in at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 & 3 for 21 days ......read more

Reality-TV Show ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen' Ends on A Successful Note.…

13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 4, 2017:  As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week miniseries ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women ......read more

DIFF to Showcase Regional Creativity With Gulf Muhr Shorts…

Latest shorts from across the region confirmed for the highly anticipated Muhr Gulf Short Awards  Dubai, 04 October 2017:  The innovative Muhr Gulf Short section returns to the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) with a diverse selection of creative short films from across the region, providing a crucial opportunity for filmmakers to premiere their unique projects on the world ......read more

Consonni & Ulissi Secure Top 10 Finishes for UAE Team Emirates…

Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates continued their pursuit of a victory in the latest Italian day races, as Colombian Diego Ulissi finished seventh at the Giro dell’Emilia on Saturday, whilst Italian Simone Consonni finished ninth at the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli on Sunday.    Ulissi caught the eye with his performance on the 223km route from Bologna to ......read more

Capital Club Partners with Fine Art Gallery, West Contemporary…

Monday 2nd October 2017, Dubai:  The Capital Club, Dubai’s leading private business club, is delighted to announce a new partnership with West Contemporary, a fine art gallery and art consultancy. West Contemporary, works with a handpicked selection of some of the best contemporary fine artists including Robi Walters, Carne Griffths and Beth Cullen-Kerridge who created a 20ft marble ......read more

Sharjah Art Museum to Exhibit Lifetime Work of Pioneering Kuwaiti Artist…

Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al-Baqsami runs from October 11 to December 16, 2017. SHARJAH, October 1, 2017:   Sharjah Art Museum is to open the UAE’s first exhibition dedicated to the award-winning Kuwaiti artist and writer Thuraya Al-Baqsami. Running from October 11, 2017 to December 16, 2017, Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al-Baqsami is the eighth edition of the Lasting ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Continue Pursuit of Italian Victory…

Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates continue their pursuit of an Italian race win as they head to Emilia-Romagna (Italy) and Bologna (Italy) to take part in two, one day UCI Europe races - the Giro dell'Emilia (September 30) and the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli (October 1).    Eight UAE Team Emirates' riders will form the line-up, which features the ......read more

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