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Dubai Parks and Resorts signs strategic partnership with Baskin-Robbins

Dubai, 16th December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has signed an exclusive partnership with Baskin-Robbins to broaden its marketing platform by expanding its offering for customers and spreading awareness about the destination through Baskin-Robbins’ extensive network of over 800 outlets across the GCC. As a strategic partner, Baskin-Robbins will have exclusive rights as the sole ice cream franchise at the Dubai Parks and Resorts’ four exciting theme parks, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai, LEGOLAND® Water Park and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai. Ahmed AlRayyes, Chief Commercial Officer, DXB Entertainments, said: “We are delighted to sign a strategic agreement with one of the most popular ice cream makers in the world to create ......read more

Triumphant debut: Félix da Costa wins for BMW i Andretti Motorsport at Formula E season opener

António Félix da Costa celebrates win in first race of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. • Pole position and FANBOOST for Félix da Costa in the BMW iFE.18.  • Alexander Sims finishes his Formula E maiden race in 18th place.  Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Ad Diriyah. Perfect start for BMW i Andretti Motorsport and the BMW iFE.18 in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship: António Félix da Costa (POR) celebrated victory at the BMW works team’s debut in Ad Diriyah (KSA). Félix da Costa claimed pole position to start. In the race, the support of fans via “FANBOOST” voting helped him defend first place in a fiercely contested duel with reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) down to the finish line.  It was Félix da Costa’s second win in his Formula E career. ......read more

Facebook Watch: What We've Built & What's Ahead

By Fidji Simo, Head of Video Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  2018 was a big year for Facebook Watch. Watch launched to every country around the world, we opened the platform to videos from all Pages, and debuted dozens of Facebook Originals. Amazing new content on Watch really got people talking — from Jada Pinkett Smith's breakout talk show Red Table Talk, to the critically acclaimed dramas Sorry For Your Loss starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sacred Lies from showrunner Raelle Tucker, to live LaLiga football matches in the Indian subcontinent. We also kick-started our slate of global shows with our first interactive game show Confetti expanding to six new markets this year, and MTV's The Real World arriving next year in the US, Mexico, and Thailand. And creators around the world, like Nas Daily, Jay Shetty, and Laura ......read more

Over 2,000 Cyclists Took Part in the Cycle Challenge of the Year

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:   Over 2,000 cyclists took part in the ninth edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge weekend with over 230 cyclists coming from outside of the UAE. Cyclists took part in either the LOOK UCI Gran Fondo, the Spinneys Dubai 92km Cycle Challenge or the Oakley 53km Challenge and over 200 young cyclists took part in the Junior Rides yesterday evening as the cycling culture in the UAE continues to grow.  The annual Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 and the event has continued to strengthen its offering for all cycling enthusiasts over the years. This morning’s event saw rolling road closures and full support from the RTA and Dubai Police once again.  A spokesperson for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge said: ......read more

Enjoy 11 exciting new street entertainment shows at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has launched a brand-new line-up of live entertainment, filled with exuberant music, song and dance.   The 11 new live entertainment shows will be held in the park throughout the day, and will include folk dances, cultural performances from across India along with spectacular Bollywood-themed acts. ‘Jashan E Welcome’, a high-energy performance showcasing the diverse music and culture of India Chhau, Kathakali, Bhangra and Garba at Bollywood Boulevard showcases the vibrant fusion of South and North Indian dance forms ‘Desi Pardesi’ at the Crossroads will showcase a fusion of Western and ......read more

Superstar Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar to take the stage at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting sensational Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar on 21st December at 8 pm in front of Rajmahal Theatre. The duo consists of Vishal Dadlani, singer and vocalist of the electronic band Pentagram, and Shekhar Ravjiani, a trained classical singer. Since their formation in 1999, they have been recognised for their talents in Bollywood and have created soundtracks for several iconic Indian movies such as Jhankaar Beats, Dus, Bluffmaster, Dostana, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Tickets will be priced at AED49 for guests who would like to visit the park exclusively for the show. However, the price of the performance is included in the price of the standard ticket to ......read more

UAE students win top awards at international math competition in Malaysia

All 30 participants from UAE – aged 7 to 12 – shine at the contest; the group includes 4 Emiratis Indian sister duo Archita and Asmita Pal stand out for winning the championship at Intermediate level and 1st Runners up in the Grand level categories respectively Nine-year old Emirati girl Maha Omar Saleh Al Sarkal triumphs over hundreds of students across the world December 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Students from the UAE did the country proud at the recently held 23rd UCMAS International Competition 2018 winning top awards among approximately 3000 competitors from 40 countries across the world. The event, which was held in Selangor, Malaysia, saw participation of 30 UAE students, aged between 7 and 12, all of whom bagged big prizes in the mental math visual and listening competitions categorised in eight ......read more

Els Back for the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic Aiming for a Record Fourth Victory

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  Three time Omega Dubai Desert Classic Champion Ernie Els, known as ‘The Big Easy’, will return to Emirates Golf Club to tee it up for the 30th edition of the tournament from 24 – 27 January 2019.   Els will be joined by fellow South African Major winner Louis Oosthuizen who won the South African Open on the European Tour last weekend. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Ernie cemented his place as one of the greatest players of his generation with over 70 pro tournament wins worldwide including four Majors.  The South African forged his reputation as a legend of the Middle East’s longest-running European Tour event in 1994. He fired a course record of 61 in the first round, which still stands 25 years on. Those 12 birdies and 21 putts helped secure Els ......read more

Young photographers invited to take part in empowering Unified Photography Workshops at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   Young photographers are invited to develop their creative skills at two empowering, inclusive, and fun Unified Photography Workshops taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat. A collaboration between the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the sessions are open to children aged 7 to 12 years old. Open to boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities, the Unified Photography Workshop will be held in the photography studio at the world-class art center and gallery on Friday, December 14 from 10am to noon. The second session will be held in the afternoon, from 3pm to 5pm.  Photography, like art and sport, can unite children through their shared love of creativity and exploration, ......read more

Jaguar to Make History With All-Electric Race Series

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, starts this weekend Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the first race on 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the official support series to ABB FIA Formula E, will be the first motorsport race in Saudi Arabia where both men and women compete together  Vernon Kay and Amanda Stretton to host live coverage of qualifying and the race on Jaguar Racing’s social channels Entrants will be joined by VIP driver and British racing star Alice Powell 11 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates –   Jaguar will make history this weekend with the debut of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for ......read more

Discover a magical Festive Season at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai, 11 December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, is getting ready for the holiday season with brilliant lights, festive-themed pop-ups and seasonal decorations running from December 2018 until January 7th, 2019 at LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and RIVERLAND™ Dubai. Visitors can celebrate the season around a dazzling 12-meter-tall Christmas tree at Studio Central at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest Hollywood-inspired theme park and meet jolly Santa Claus and his Elves. Santa will be indulging all kids – whether naughty or nice at Santa’s workshop – so make sure you are first in line to take a photo with the famed visitor from the North Pole! Meanwhile, LEGOLAND® Dubai is going ......read more

Nine winners honored by DQG for their innovative ideas at the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018

Dubai Police, DEWA, DED, DUCAB, EGA, and DAC won the first places.  Sixty-five entities participated in categories of Kaizen, Innovation, Lean Six Sigma, Best Practice Management, and Happiness. Dubai, 11th December 2018, UAE:   In line with the quality world day celebrations, DQG’s Continual Improvement Subgroup, organized the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018 (GCIIS), were inaugurated by Hassan Omar, the Board Member of Dubai Quality Group, where industry experts provided insight into Innovation and Quality. It’s a platform to enhance and facilitate sharing, recognizing and learning from best practices and actual case studies in innovation and continual improvement from various sectors.   Dubai Quality Group honored nine entities pitched ......read more

Young Emirati Champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Powers Ahead to Stunning Victory at the Macau International Kart Grand Prix

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The 10-year-old Emirati Go-Karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri achieved yet another triumph, as he capped off a successful year by powering ahead to an impressive tournament victory at the 2018 Macau International Kart Grand Prix. In the face of challenging adverse weather conditions at the Kartrodomo de Colaone in Macau, Rashid advanced from 11th on the grid to a top-place podium finish, carrying out the fastest lap of 1:05.699 in the process. The qualifying heats were comparatively slow for Rashid, as his kart’s engine performed well below par. In Qualifying Heat 1 his engine issues were compounded by his kart being hit from the side, which took Rashid off the track and culminated in his finishing in position 32. Still contending with engine issues, he managed to make the best of Qualifying 2 ......read more

Jury Announced for Epson's First Ever Win-A-Robot Competition in Europe, The Middle East and Russia

Robotics experts from industry, academia and politics revealed as competition enters its final month   Dubai, UAE; 11 December 2018:   Epson are proud to announce the jury of the 2018 win-a-robot contest, as five experts representing the fields of industry, academia and politics join from around Europe to review applications from the first ever competition open across Europe, the Middle East and Russia to win Epson T-series robots. The competition is placing the latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, tertiary education establishments and research institutions are all busy uncovering ideas that support the growth, development and competitiveness of the robotics industry and automation.   The jury will begin the task of judging the competition in January after shortlisting all ......read more

Dubai Culture officially inaugurates ‘Live our Heritage' festival at Global Village

After a successful launch ‘Live our Heritage’ festival will span across six months, making it one of the longest heritage festivals in the country Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 December 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, organised the ninth edition of Live Our Heritage Festival which launched on 30 October at Global Village. The festival was attended by a number of important personalities, most notably Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hasher Al Maktoum.   The ninth edition of the Festival falls under the theme ‘Treasures of Heritage from Emirati Culture,’ and its events will continue until 6 April 2019, where it will welcome a full turnout by visitors to the Global Village ......read more

The Most Smashing Line Up Revealed: Mubadala World Tennis Championship Set to Be One of Abu Dhabi's Greatest Ever Sporting Events

Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) reveals full schedule for its much-anticipated 2018 tournament- World number one and two, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal plus Serena and Venus Williams are part of the star-studded line up and collectively these four players have a whopping 61 Grand Slam titles combined- Not only will the Williams’ sisters kick off the tournament on Day One, but it’s also their first time competing in the Capital New format of the Championship features a more family focus with free admission for children on Day One*- Tickets are available now via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE – and on the first day of the tournament, 27th December, kids go free- Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10th December 2018:   With the 11th edition Mubadala World Tennis ......read more

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings

Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is taking place on Friday 14th December which will see some road closures in place. We have reversed the route for the 9th edition of the event which will have a significant impact on the road closure and opening times. Please be aware of the below road closure timings. Further and more detailed information is also on the Cycle Challenge website here and attached.  Motor City closed from 530am-10am Dubai Sports City from 530am-10am Al Khail Road from 530am-8am Hessa St from 530am-8am Remrann 530am-945am Location  Closure times  Open  times Detroit Road onto Turin Boulevard 5.30 AM 10.00AM  Hessa Street JESS International School  5.30 AM  7.00 ......read more

Facebook's 2018 Year In Review

By Sheida Neman, Research Manager   Dubai, UAE, December 08, 2018:  Today we are releasing our 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook.   First, people made their voices heard about issues that matter to them: International Women’s Day: For the second year in a row, International Women’s Day on March 8 was the #1 most talked about moment of the year. But in 2018, IWD conversation was about more than the day itself. Women and men around the world discussed a wide range of topics, issues and causes related to women. March for Our Lives: Survivors of the violence in Parkland, Florida announced the March for Our Lives movement on February 18, which drove conversation and action around the world. Over the next month, more ......read more

Al Hosn Now Open to the Public

Qasr Al Hosn receives its first members of the public since restoration completion Abu Dhabi, 8 December 2018 –   Qasr Al Hosn, the UAE capital’s most important cultural site, has now reopened to the public following more than a decade of careful restoration by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Today, the historic gates were once again opened and visitors entered to be able to experience a celebration of the emirate’s rich history and culture that marks the start of a week-long programme of public events and programmes. Performances from Salem Shukri Al Attas, the Soaud Massi Trio Al Ain marked the opening day festivities, with a a performance of Memory of an Emirati Song by Khalid Mohammed & Fatima Zahrat and many more will follow in the coming week. SOAUD ......read more

Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Young Author' Category (2018 - 2019)

Abu Dhabi – December 6, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today the longlist for the Young Author category, with 12 out of the 365 nominations received since May making the list for the 13th edition of the prize. The nominated works include narrative works as well as academic dissertations and critical studies.   The narrative works include:    1. A’iad Al Shitaa (Winter Holidays) by Syrian author Nagham Haydar, published by Nofal- Hachette Antoine, Beirut (2018) 2. Mawt Yashtahy Al Ward (A Death that Covets Roses) by Saudi writer Hassan Bin Abdou Sumaili, published by Le Centre Culturel Arabe -  Adabi Riyadh (2018) 3. La Reeh Lel Nai (No Wind for the Flute) by Emirati author Bushra Abdulla, published by Kuttab Publishing & Distribution (2016) 4. Al Hadeeqa Dakhel ......read more

Boxer Amir Khan lands new title in Dubai

Former world champion becomes brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets in and outside the ring  Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2018:    World renowned boxer Amir Khan is the proud owner of a new title which he will receive officially at a special event in Dubai next week. Khan has been installed as brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets, the private equity company which is now working on a range of new business opportunities.  The former unified light-welterweight world champion has signed the deal with Omar Jackson, Partner of Berkeley Assets, and the partnership will be formally announced at a festive celebration taking place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Wednesday 12 December. “I’m very pleased to be extending my partnership with Berkeley Assets, both in and outside the ring,” said ......read more

Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Palm Jumeirah

Second edition of popular exhibition on from 7 to 8 December   Dubai, 06 December 2018:   Following an overwhelming response to the first edition of Golden Mile Galleria’s ‘A Cultural Flair’ festival last weekend, the event returns from 7 to 8 December.    The festival brings together an eclectic group of artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and dancers under one roof to celebrate creativity, and engage with the community through various forms of artistic expression.   Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the event presents two creative elements: the Africa Cultural Pavilion and Art Nights.    Africa Cultural Pavilion: 10am to 6pm, Building 7 to 10, Golden Mile Galleria   The Africa ......read more

Do Something Great! Volunteer for Special Olympics World Games

WWE superstar, Sasha Banks, joins effort to recruit volunteers for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 at family fun event in The Dubai Mall next weekend   Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Give your time and talents to support others at the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event being held in the UAE, by visiting The Dubai Mall next weekend.   On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, the Local Organizing Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be holding a Volunteers Fair in the outdoor area near the Dubai Fountain in The Dubai Mall.    The fun-filled event will include interactive activities for all the family including special unified ZUMBA sessions, information on how to volunteer and a special guest appearance from WWE wrestler, Sasha Banks. People will also get ......read more

Victory Team aiming for consistency in UAE F1 rounds

Victory Team drivers will be going all out in search of some consistency as they try to make their way up the standings as the 2018 UIM F1H2O Powerboat Championships comes to a conclusion in the UAE during the first half of December. Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente is the all-out leader heading into this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi (December 6-8) followed by the traditional season-ender – the Grand Prix of Sharjah to be held on the Buhairah Corniche from December 13-15. With the last two races left, Torrente leads the championship standings on 72 points from Stark on 65, Al Qamzi remains on 54, while Peter Morin the closest challenger in fourth with 39 points. Victory Team’s aspirations for challenging for the title this season got a setback from the start with ......read more

Facebook launches group stories globally

Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Reaching out to you as Facebook announced that group stories are now available globally - with this feature, you can see, feel and experience different points of view and connect more personally with other members in within groups. As part of this global rollout, Facebook are also announcing lightweight reactions in group stories, so group members can respond to each other's stories quickly and directly with emojis across a range of universal human emotions. Group stories are a casual and easy way to share fun, fast, fleeting moments with specific groups of people. Admins of groups also have tools to efficiently manage their group stories to maintain a safe space for sharing. With these tools, they're able to approve or delete member stories before they share with the community, mute ......read more

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Debut Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Calendar Announced…

First race confirmed to take place on 15 December 2018 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will take place at 10 Formula E rounds from the 2018-19 season onwards First official introduction test set to take place 24 – 27 September at Silverstone, UK Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2018:   Jaguar Racing has unveiled the full race calendar for the ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi invites guests to enjoy the spectacular Friends & Family Offer…

Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018:  Invite your loved ones to enjoy the adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions at the award-winning Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and reap the benefits of the ultimate savings deal. The region’s leading theme park’s Friends & Family Offer continues to give unrivaled access to the thrilling world of Ferrari inspired and F-1 themed experiences for ......read more

Facebook Launches Community Help on Facebook Lite…

September 11, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Reaching out to you as today, Facebook announced the launch of Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries, including the MENA region, across UAE, Saudi, Egypt, Morocco and others. This platform is aimed at making it easier for people in areas with low connectivity to find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation after a ......read more

Dubai Culture Organises ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scripts' as part of ...…

The workshop will be held at the Dubai Public Library - Al Twar Branch until 19th September, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, is organising a ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scripts’ workshop. It is held as ......read more

Win-a-robot competition launched by Epson…

Placing tech in the hands of the future: Epson launches EMEAR-wide competition to win up to 3 robots   Dubai, UAE, 11 September 2018:   Industry 4.0 is a reality, and Epson - the global market leader in SCARA robots and provider of automation solutions since 1980 - is ready to lead the change. As automation continues to expand, many new and innovative applications for robots ......read more

Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) Draft 2018…

Icon Players Chosen in Less Than 2 Minutes Team Paktia picks Shahid Afridi Team Kabul picks Rashid Khan  Team Balkh picks Chris Gayle  Team Nangarhar picks Andre Russell Team Kandahar picks Brendon McCullum Dubai, 11 September 2018 :   Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer Sports today held the Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) players draft ......read more

Brian O'Driscoll Wins the 2018 Omega Celebrity Masters…

September 10, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Bringing golf and glamour to the mountains of Switzerland, the second “OMEGA Celebrity Masters” took place this Saturday with a special victory for former rugby player Brian O’Driscoll. The tournament swung into action during the afternoon on the main course in Crans-Montana, after the professionals in the OMEGA European Masters had ......read more

Stellar Roster of Over 400 International Players to Be Included in the UAE T20X Draft…

Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle, Luke Wright, Shakib Al Hasan, JP Duminy,  Shahzad Mohammed, Brendon Taylor and Luke Ronchi up for UAE T20x Player Draft Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Monday, 10 September 2018:   The newly launched UAE T20x franchise league has been built on the values of player development and international diversity- and today it highlights its commitment ......read more

CNN's Inside the Middle East explores the region's evolving photography scene…

Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018:  On this month’s episode of Inside the Middle East, CNN explores the region’s growing art scene. The programme meets Mubarik Jafery, co-founder of Tribe, the Middle East’s only magazine dedicated to Arab photography. Jafery describes how his childhood developed his interest in art: “Photography’s been part of my upbringing. My ......read more

Neon Nights Closing Party Presented by “Ministry of Sound”…

In association with Coca-Cola®and 104.8 Channel 4  Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 09, 2018:   The UAE’s leading waterpark on Yas Island and the world’s number one dance music brand present the ultimate neon party experience, on Friday 28 September from 7pm till midnight.  Guests will enjoy world-renowned International DJs such as SIGMA, PHILIP GEORGE and THE ......read more

Fabio Aru Takes Another Top 10 Finish for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 14 of La Vuelta A Espana…

Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  It was another hard-fought day for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 14 of La Vuelta, as Fabio Aru added one more top 10 finish to the team’s tally and in doing so jumped four spots in the GC rankings to 13th position. Aru bedded in with his GC rivals early on in the race and stayed with them as the group broke away from the main peloton on the brutal climbs ......read more

Dyson announces the UAE winner of the James Dyson Award, Progressing to the Global Competition to ...…

Providing individuals with disabilities a more comfortable way to travel, the Air Chair is a new and improved wheelchair providing ease of access and mobility. Individuals with disabilities around the world are restricted in mobility and accessibility when it comes to air travel forcing them to settle to uncomfortable circumstances.  6 September 2018 - Dubai, UAE:  ......read more

Comprehensive lineup of exhibitions and programmes announced for November inauguration of Jameel ...…

Jameel Arts Centre opens in Dubai on November 11, 2018 The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop  ‘Crude’, curated by Murtaza Vali, and featuring works by 17 artists and collectives, is the world’s ......read more

Global Cinema Exhibitor Cinépolis Enters the Gulf With Al Tayer Group…

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Cinépolis, the fourth largest exhibition circuit in the world and the largest cinema exhibitor in Latin America, has partnered with Al Tayer Group, one of the Middle East’s leading luxury and lifestyle retailers, to build and operate cinemas across the GCC region. This venture will introduce Cinépolis’ world-class cinema-going experience - ......read more

Deezer reveals the top Fitbit workout songs keeping the world fit…

One Kiss by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris is the most listened to track on Fitbit watches globally Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris’ One Kiss tops the beats per minute chart for fitness enthusiasts picking faster songs for their workouts Drake’s God’s Plan also dominates Deezer downloads on Fitbit and is one of the most popular songs for a workout in the US, UK, France and ......read more

Dubai Sports Council ushers UAE sports into the future through gene analysis…

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Sports in the UAE is set to take a major leap into the future following Dubai Sports Council’s deal with Finland-based biotechnology firm Evogenom Oy, which will introduce the country’s sports sector to the world of genomics and genetic testing for the first time. Genomics has been gaining traction in the world of sports, developing rapidly as ......read more

Ulissi Looking to Defend Canadian Title as Italian Leads UAE Team Emirates to North America…

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi returns to the stage of his last one-day race win as the Italian gears up for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. Ulissi took home first place in the GP Montreal last year, his second one-day victory in UAE colours, and will be hoping for a repeat performance this time ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim Announces Partnership to Launch World's Largest Indoor Ski and Snow Park in China…

Majid Al Futtaim announces its maiden international venture in China as design and development consultant of the Wintastar Shanghai indoor ski park The alpine-themed 90,000 sq.m Ski & Snow Park is expected to be over three times larger than the iconic Ski Dubai Partnership underscores Majid Al Futtaim's unparalleled expertise in designing and developing indoor snow entertainment ......read more

Welcome to the world of ELITE! Coming of age dramas, interrelations, different class struggles, ...…

Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  The shows marks the reunion of La Casa de Papel’s María Pedraza, Miguel Herrán & Jaime Lorente who star amongst fresh new faces: Itzan Escamilla (Cable Girls, The Ministry of Time), Miguel Bernardeau (Ola de Crímenes), Arón Piper (15 Years and One Day), Ester Expósito (Estoy Vivo), Mina El Hammani (El Príncipe), ......read more

Young Emirati champion Rashid Al Dhaheri notches up another victory in the Rok Cup in Beijing, China…

Abu Dhabi , UAE, 04th September 2018:   The young Emirati karting star Rashid Al Dhahiri, made his debut in the ROK Cup Championship, China in the mini class on the 1st - 2nd September on the Red 1 International Circuit for karting in the Chinese capital Beijing. Despite the challenging and highly changeable weather conditions Al Dhaheri and his team triumphed on the ring, which ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Supports Abu Dhabi Cycling Club at Their European Training Camp and Announce New ...…

Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Following the success of its summer Youth Academy, in which over 180 budding young cyclists took part in bespoke indoor cycling clinics, UAE Team Emirates has continued to show its commitment to developing the sport in the UAE by hosting a development workshop in Mende, France with members of Abu Dhabi Cycling Club.   As guests of UAE Team ......read more

FREE DANCE WEEK FOR KIDS at James & Alex Dance Studios…

Kids can enjoy a variety of dance classes completely FREE for a week – September 8th until September 13th Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Interested in signing your child up for dance classes, but not sure what style they will enjoy and would suit them the most?  There are so many dance class options, so deciding which lessons to sign up for can be a daunting task.  ......read more

Aru Edges Closer to a Top 10 Spot in La Vuelta After a Brutal Day in the Mountains…

Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Tomorrow’s rest day couldn’t come any sooner for the peloton at this year’s Vuelta a Espana, after nine days of back-to-back racing was capped off with a 200.8km route, which started in Talavera de la Reina and ended with a brutal mountain top finish at La Covatilla. Since La Vuelta began on Saturday 25th August, UAE Team Emirates’ ......read more

Seatrade INFOCUS photography competition now open for entries…

August 30, 2018 - The second edition of the Seatrade INFOCUS Photography Competition, held in conjunction with Seatrade Maritime Middle East - the maritime meeting place for the Middle East held biennially in Dubai – announced that budding, amateur photographers from across the globe can now submit entries for participation in the competition. The 2018 edition of the contest encourages ......read more

Dust Off Your Bikes, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Is Around the Corner…

Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  The start of the biggest cycle challenge in the Middle East begins on Friday, 7 September with the first of four Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Build-Up Rides and registration is closing on Wednesday!    Start your weekend the right way with the 35km cycle ride at Al Qudra Cycle Path followed by lots of activities and delicious breakfast ......read more

Alexander Kristoff Has His Eyes on the Prize With a Weekend of Racing in Northern Europe…

Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates will put out a well-balanced team for two days of racing in Northern Europe as they take on the Brussels Cycling Classic (Saturday 1 September) and the GP de Fourmies (Sunday 2 September). Blending experience and youth, the team will be led by 2017 European Champion, Alexander Kristoff and supported by 2013 World Champion Rui Costa. ......read more

Simone Consonni Earns Another Top Five Finish for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 6 at La Vuelta…

Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  It was another hot and hard day in the saddle for UAE Team Emirates as they battled through stage 6 of this year’s Vuelta. The graft paid off with Simone Consonni building on his fifth place finish earlier in the week with an impressive fourth in today’s stage. The team’s leader, Fabio Aru, was also able to finish ahead of many of his GC ......read more

Promising Year-Round Entertainment, VOX Cinemas' Second OUTDOOR Experience Launches at Aloft City ...…

Dubai, 30 August, 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia opened its second VOX Cinemas OUTDOOR location at Aloft City Centre Deira. This new OUTDOOR concept, the first licensed venue for VOX Cinemas, features stunning views of the Dubai Creek and city skyline.  Following the success of ......read more

Facebook Watch Is Going Global…

Fidji Simo, Head of Video   Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Today we're making Facebook Watch available everywhere — giving people around the world a new way to discover great videos and interact with friends, creators and other fans.   We launched Watch in the US a year ago to give people a place on Facebook to find shows and video creators they love and to ......read more

‘The Peril 2' gets nod from Bollywood star…

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Zenofar Fathima’s social awareness short films continue to draw attention and praise from the general public and prominent figures alike in the UAE, and just recently, a well-known Bollywood celebrity has taken notice and lauded the independent film producer’s upcoming project, ‘The Peril 2’.  Sonu Sood, an Indian film actor best ......read more

It's Back-to-School time with Mumzworld.com…

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Largest selection of Lovely Lunch Boxes, Brilliant Backpacks and Wonderful Water Bottles; mumzworld.com have everything so that your kids can be ready for anything this week!   Back-to-school is almost here and with it comes a lengthy shopping list, especially if you have more than one child to think about! There is nothing quite like starting the new ......read more

T20 Cricket Stars to feature in the Inaugural Afghanistan Premier League (APLT20)…

Key Players include Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi,  Rashid Khan, Brendon McCullum and Tamim Iqbal, ICC’s Youngest Full Member T20 League In The World  Announces Draft System, 1st season of the league is scheduled to take place between 5th Oct – 23rd Oct, 2018 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Dubai, 28 August 2018 :   Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer ......read more

Simone Consonni Takes a Top Five Finish for Uae Team Emirates at the Vuelta…

Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates tackled the second road stage of this year’s Vuelta with a solid performance that saw the team’s young Italian sprinter, Simone Consonni, contest a fast sprint finish after nearly five hours of racing. Fabio Aru continued to build on his form and crossed the line just behind the sprinters to move into 18th position in the GC ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts signs strategic partnership with leading Chinese payment gateway UnionPay…

Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, has signed a strategic partnership with leading Chinese payment gateway UnionPay to provide marketing services and facilitate payments for cardholders visiting the UAE.  Currently, Union Pay is the preferred payment platform for a majority of ......read more

Aseel Al-Hamad tells CNN: Nothing is impossible…

August 26, 2018:  To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.   On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Launches Its Vuelta a Espana Campaign With Encouraging Time Trial Results…

Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates kicked off its Vuelta a Espana campaign yesterday evening, when the riders tackled the first of the two Individual Time Trials (ITTs) that will feature in this year’s race. The short and flat 8km course around Malaga in the south of Spain saw riders set off from the Centre Pompidou before finishing on the famous marbled flooring of Calle ......read more

Netflix Announces What / If An All New Original Drama Series Starring Renée Zellweger From ...…

We kindly ask that you link to www.netflix.com/whatif in your coverage    Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:  Social thriller What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material, and the power of a single fateful decision to ......read more

Michael Phelps: ‘I didn't want to be alive'…

Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:  Olympian Michael Phelps sat down with CNN World Sport anchor, Patrick Snell to discuss his struggles with depression.   Phelps is working to raise awareness of depression and other mental health issues by telling others about his own journey. Phelps hopes to inspire others to openly speak about their struggles and help save lives.   Key ......read more

Video: UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy Inspires Hundreds of Kids to Take Up Cycling This Summer…

Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2018:  Summer fitness initiative sees nearly 200 youngsters cycle over 1,000km in three weeks   As the riders from UAE Team Emirates pick up the plaudits following their performances at this year’s Tour de France, the team is also celebrating its influence at a grassroots level, with the success of the recently launched UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy. ......read more

UAE-based du LaLiga HPC Team Beats Cadiz CF and Granada CF in Highly Competitive Matches in Spain…

du LaLiga HPC U14 team delivers a stellar performance in their first scouting camp in Spain beating Cadiz on home ground  du LaLiga HPC U16 team crushes Granada in 4-0 win on home turf  LaLiga Club scouts on the look-out for talents from the UAE Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2018:  The du LaLiga HPC U14 and U16 teams have had a winning week in Spain, beating two major LaLiga ......read more

Dubai Culture Announces Launch of ‘Mosques of The World' Exhibition…

As part of the Authority’s efforts to highlight the importance of Islamic arts and culture  The exhibition includes 32 photographs taken by creative photographers from 15 countries around the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 August 2018:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage and literature, ......read more

‘Little Chef' Arms the UAE's Youngest with Tools to a Healthy Lifestyle…

Educational programme organised by Ministry of Health & Prevention and Sharjah Girl Guides  Sharjah, 18, August 2018:  The 6th group, has been titled champion of an educational programme series, ‘Little Chef’, organised by Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHaP) and Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG). Concluded yesterday (Thursday), the programme brought its 28 ......read more

JP Dutta back with yet another war drama - Paltan…

Dubai, UAE, August 18th, 2018:   Danube Properties host the star cast of J P Dutta’s film Paltan. The renowned film maker is back after a decade with the movie Paltan and boasts an ensemble cast comprising of Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshwardhan Rane, Sonal Chauhan, Siddharth Kapoor with the producer Nidhi Dutta and Director J P Dutta. JP ......read more

Yas Island to host unforgettable Eid Al Adha celebrations…

August 16, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Yas Island, the UAE’s premier leisure and entertainment destination, is set to usher in an unforgettable line-up of Eid Al Adha celebrations taking place over the course of the holiday from August 21-26. In addition to Yas Marina’s signature fireworks show, visitors will be spoilt for choice with a wide range of events, activities ......read more

Buy One, Get One Free Entry Ticket to Modhesh World With “Smiles by Etisalat”…

Don’t miss the amazing offer with “Smiles by Etisalat” before Modhesh World ends on 25 August Dubai, UAE - 15 August 2018:   As the summer holidays come close to an end, Modhesh World, one of the region’s largest indoor entertainment and amusement facilities, has partnered with “Smiles by Etisalat” to provide visitors with an amazing offer to ......read more

Five Awesome Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND® Dubai During the Eid Al Adha Holiday…

Keep the kids entertained at LEGOLAND® Dubai this Eid with extended opening hours and continued ‘70 days of Summer’ celebrations Dubai, 15 August 2018:  Awesome Awaits this Eid at LEGOLAND® Dubai with a range of fun family activities on offer from 16-24 August. With the holiday almost upon us, LEGOLAND Dubai has rounded up the top reasons to visit the park over ......read more

Spectacular live entertainment for the entire family at Majid Al Futtaim malls in the UAE this Eid ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug 14, 2018:   Don’t just send your loved ones a Whatsapp message to wish them a blessed Eid Al Adha. Instead, make them feel special by spending time enjoying interactive roaming entertainment, sharing unforgettable moments over a scrumptious meal at international restaurants and shopping together at Mall of the Emirates, City Centres, My City ......read more

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai to host cultural celebrations to mark ‘72 years of India'…

Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Event Listing: Event: ‘72 years of India’ celebrations When:   August 15th to 17th, 2018 Location: Bollywood Parks™ - Dubai Parks and Resorts To celebrate ‘72 years of India’, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai will host exclusive dance performances, patriotic music, traditional Indian food stalls and special ......read more

Yousif Mirza Back in Action for UAE Team Emirates at the Binck Bank Tour…

Dubai, UAE, August 12, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza returns to racing in good form after a long spell of summer training camps around Europe. The Emirati National Champion will be riding in support of Diego Ulissi as the team takes on the Binck Bank Tour from 13 – 19 August. Ulissi will go into the stage race as a team leader who is full of confidence, knowing he is the ......read more

du LaLiga HPC Top Talents Arrive in Spain for 21-day Annual Scouting Camp…

Third annual trip witnesses largest team to date with expanded categories to U14  High Performance Centre Talents will compete against LaLiga’s Top Youth Clubs Talents one step closer to a professional football career Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  du LaLiga High Performance Centre - the platform for top talent selected by LaLiga scouts through du Football Champions, ......read more

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