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Agricultural startup, Agrownet, wins Beyond the Pitch; a youth program aimed at building the UAE entrepreneurial ecosystem

In partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Winning team was awarded $3,000 in recognition of their concept for improving rural agricultural systems Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2019:   startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and powered by Tamkeen, held its annual Startup Showcase event for the Beyond the Pitch Program on Tuesday (April 16). The event was attended by UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, and CEO of Tamkeen, John Tate. Supported by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute, Beyond the Pitch seeks to offer guidance and innovation opportunities to the next generation of UAE’s startup entrepreneurs who look to address themes aligned with ......read more

16th Week of Show Jumping Season Sees Young Horses Final Hosted in Sharjah

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  This week’s Show Jumping National sees the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club host the Young Horses Final from Friday, April 19th to Saturday, April 20th. Young horses (5 – 7 years old) will be tested on their skill to determine who the most talented up-and-coming jumpers are.  Held under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), this two-day event will be the second of three nationals held in Sharjah before the season’s end. The young horses and their world-class riders will be jumping fences up to 135cm. This week’s show will feature 10 classes with six of them designed to test the skills ......read more

World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Ministry of Economy representatives visit Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, hosted senior dignitaries HE Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and HE Mohammed Al Mheiri – Undersecretary, Minister Advisor for Tourism Affairs, greeted by Ahmed AlRayyes, Chief Retail and Hospitality Officer, DXB Entertainments to showcase the varied attractions at the destination.   

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UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Crowned Number One by UAE's General Authority for Sports

Ali Hamad Al Kirbi recognised for winning most medals and Omar Abdul Aziz Al Marzooqi commended for ‘best sports achievement’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 17, 2019:   At the awards ceremony held yesterday by the General Authority for Sports at Mubadala Arena, 515 individuals were recognised for their significant contributions to the sporting world. With the generosity of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, more than AED 23 million was distributed amongst the winners. The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. Based on the results of 2018, 580 medals were awarded to the UAE across various sports; including 202 gold, 193 silver and 185 bronze. Of this total, athletes competing ......read more

International Prize for Arabic Winner Announcement

Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019:  The winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 will be announced at a ceremony at the Fairmount Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 23 April 2019, from 7pm (GST). The ceremony will be followed by a press conference with the 2019 winner from 8.30pm (GST) at the same venue.    The 2019 shortlist, with author names in alphabetical order, is as follows:   Author Title  Country of origin Publisher Hoda Barakat  The Night Mail Lebanon   Dar al-Adab Adel Esmat The Commandments Egypt  Kotob Khan Inaam Kachachi  The Outcast Iraq  Dar al-Jadid Mohammed Al-Maazuz  What Sin Caused her to ......read more

16th Week of Show Jumping Seasons Sees Young Horses Final Hosted in Sharjah

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Friday, April 19th from 1:30pm onward and Saturday, April 20th from 11:30am onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free parking available within walking distance to main arena Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:  This week’s Show Jumping National will prove to be a real treat for spectators as it sees the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club host the Young Horses Final from Friday, April 19th to Saturday, April 20th. Witness the future of show jumping unfold before your eyes as young horses (5 – 7 years old) battle it out to see who will be crowned the most talented up-and-coming ......read more

Emirati music icon Balqees Fathi to perform live at Dubai Parks and Resorts on April 19th

Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:   Get ready for a fun, family day out at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, on April 19th! Renowned Emirati singer Balqees Fathi will dazzle audiences with her melodious voice at 8.30pm in front of the Rajmahal Theater. The celebration marks the launch of the Emirati annual pass for AED 595 which will provide UAE nationals access to all four of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ amazing theme parks. This includes MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest immersive Hollywood-inspired theme park with indoor roller coasters, family rides, shows and play zones; BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the world’s first and only Bollywood-themed attraction dedicated to Bollywood fans; LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for ......read more

Basque in Glory: Martin Makes Podium Whilst Pogacar Takes Youth Classification

Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  It continues to be a mesmeric month for UAE Team Emirates, with the team picking up honours at the Tour of the Basque Country.   This time it was the turn of Irishman Dan Martin, who finished second in the General Classification (GC), 29 seconds behind eventual winner Ion Izagirre (Astana Pro Team). It was a great overall performance from Martin and his teammate, Tadej Pogacar who also found himself in the top 10 of the GC standings (finishing 6th). But it was in the Youth Classification where the young Slovenian really impressed, topping the standings by a whopping 2:08 from his nearest rival.    Commenting following the race, Martin said: “We were very strong throughout the stage, it was a very nice day for the team. We all found ourselves racing with great motivation, ......read more

Sharjah's riders continue their winning streak

Anita Annika Sande wins first place during the 15th Week of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League, held in Sharjah Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  Anita Annika Sande and her horse ‘For Cash 2’ from Elite Stable was the victor in the closing competition of the 15th week of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League that was held on Thursday and Friday at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club. Riders of all categories participated in the competitions as they strove to acquire more points in order to improve their overall ranking. This National was the final competition where riders had the opportunity to accumulate points before the Longines Final marks the end of the season in two weeks’ time.  Sultan Al Yahyai, General Director of the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club and Hussam Zummit, ......read more

IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia 2019 kicks off this week

FBMA and UAE Ice Sport Federation organise the international ice hockey event Abu Dhabi, UAE; 14 April 2019:   The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) along with the UAE Ice Sport Federation announced they are jointly organising the IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia 2019. Kicking off in Abu Dhabi today (Sunday 14 April), the event will gather players from both the UAE and across the world to compete in this six-day tournament from 14-19 April at the Abu Dhabi Ice Rink, Zayed Sports City. During a press conference today held at Abu Dhabi Sports Council, representatives from both FBMA and the Federation spoke about the upcoming championship. Vice Chairman of the UAE Ice Sports Federation Hamel Al Qubaisi, as well as Fatima Al Ali from FBMA, announced that there will be two divisions within the ......read more

Dubai Theme parks industry estimated to generate $ 5 billion in annual revenue by 2020

The 5th edition of the Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum to focus on upcoming projects in the multi-billion dollar industry  The event will be attended by visionaries who will address the industry challenges and discuss their solution   April 14th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Eminent speakers across the Middle East’s entertainment and retail industry will converge at the 5th edition of Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum to highlight the UAE’s tremendous growth in the sectors and discuss the way forward. The two-day event will kick off on 16th April and continue till 17th April at The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, and will focus on the upcoming projects in the multi-billion dollar theme parks and entertainment industry.  The UAE theme park visitor spending is set to grow ......read more

Dubai Sports City Celebrates Kickers 4th Anniversary

Enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment on Friday May 3rd to celebrate Kickers 4th Anniversary Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2019:  Celebrate the 4th anniversary of Kickers, one of the key restaurants and bars located at Dubai Sports Village, with a spectacular anniversary event scheduled for Friday, May 3rd 2019. The celebrations will take place for a marathon 14 hours from 12:00pm until 2:00AM, with drinks starting from AED10, unlimited food and beverage, as well as an event-long happy hour! Entertainment will take place throughout with DJ Trina playing a set from 12:00PM until 5:00PM, followed by a band from 6:00PM until 9:00M, finished by closing set from DJ Joe from 9:00PM onwards. Kickers is a dedicated sports bar, which overlooks both the open football field as well as the indoor pitches, ensuring it is ......read more

Defending champs Flamengo through to the semis of Dubai International Football Championship

Al Nasr and Atletico to battle for second semi-final spot from Group B Dubai, UAE, April 14, 2019:  Defending champions Flamengo are through to the semi-final of the 9th Dubai International Football Championship U16 following a 3-0 win over Al Nasr on a rainy evening at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium in Al Mamzar. The Brazilians, who blanked Atletico 4-0 in their opening match, scored all three of their goals inside the first 34 minutes of the game on Saturday, with Joao Pedro Da Cruz giving them an early 6th minute lead. Pedro Henrique Fonseca Martins then made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute and 12 minutes later, Kaky Brum Veloso added a third to Flamengo’s tally. In the second match of the day, Atletico bounced back from their loss against Flamengo to drub Hatta Club 7-0, with Marcio Vidal, Jose Maria and Lucas Serrano ......read more

Stand Proud and Be Part of Building Lasting Jiu-jitsu Legacy

UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation continues community outreach activities ahead of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2019 Jiu-Jitsu Hub roadshow has toured several public locations spreading the jiu-jitsu message, with Yas Mall the next stop from 12-13 April Outreach underlines Abu Dhabi’s position as the home of jiu-jitsu Abu Dhabi, UAE – Thursday 11th April 2019:   The UAE public has come out in force to embrace the sport of jiu-jitsu and its values as part of an expansive community outreach programme launched by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the official authority for the sport in the Emirates, ahead of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) 2019. The outreach roadshow, designed to raise awareness of the sport to all members of society and share its ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves Podium Success at Prestigious Andrea Margutti Trophy Event

Rashid’s third-place finish with Parolin Racing see him as the first Emirati to achieve a podium finish at this karting event with great pedigree  Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:   Young Emirati racing star Rashid Al Dhaheri added another excellent result to a super race season at the 30th Andrea Margutti Trophy Event, as he finished third in the Mini Category for Parolin Racing Kart. The race was against some of the best racing talent in the world, with 45 drivers from 20 different nationalities in the 8-12 category.  The racing weekend, over 4th-7th April at South Garda Karting in Lonato, saw consistent and strong performances from Rashid in qualifying, where he achieved first place in his qualifying group. On race day the sun shone, and Rashid overcame a difficult placing of second on the grid in the ......read more

BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai gets ready for grand Vishu celebrations on April 12th

Enjoy live performances and acts by famous Indian artists Experience a family-friendly celebration during the day Dubai, 9 April 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting Vishu celebrations on April 12th.   The festival at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai will feature live performances and acts by famous artists from India, traditional food and much more. The celebrations will begin with a classical dance performance by popular actresses and dancers from the Malayalam film industry, including Manju Warrier and Shamna Kasim.   This will be followed by a musical performance by award-winning playback singers and musicians Srinivas, Akhila Anand and Abhijith P S ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts launches personalized annual pass for UAE nationals available exclusively for purchase on April 19th

Live performance by renowned Emirati singer, Balqees Fathi, to celebrate the launch of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ new Emirati Pass! Dubai Parks and Resorts is welcoming UAE nationals for a fun-filled day of music, food and entertainment for the whole family Dubai, 9 April 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is introducing a brand new annual pass exclusively for UAE nationals, priced at AED 595, which will be available to purchase on-site only on April 19th.    The Emirati annual pass will be valid for 14 months and will provide entry to all four of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ amazing theme parks. This includes MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest immersive Hollywood-inspired theme park with indoor roller coasters, family ......read more

Show Jumping Nationals Continue in Sharjah

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Thursday, April 11th from 2:30pm onward and Friday, April 12th from 1:30pm onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free parking available within walking distance to main arena Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019:  As we head into the final three weeks of the show jumping season with the weather majorly heating up, you’ll be able to find a nice getaway in the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club’s indoor arena! Sitting in the cool, air-conditioned stands, you’ll be able to watch two days of the equestrian sport at its finest.  Held under the supervision of the UAE ......read more

Luca Valentini Presents Turn on the Light at Sconci Exhibition

Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019:    Luca Valentini is pleased to present his latest exhibition, "Turn on the Light",  at Sconci Gallery, DIFC, launching on 8th April 2019 and running for three weeks. Within the collection, Valentini willo showcase 24 unique works, split into two series. The first series focuses on the reinterpretation of newspaper covers, movie posters and advertisements, while the second is inspired by Valentini's origins and reinterpreted in a modern way, placing the theme of social acceptance at the centre of his work. Valentini says his rationale for creating the first series emerged from wanting to offer a "different point of view on what surrounds us, and towards that which we are used to seeing". Inspired by covers of newspapers, advertisements and movie posters, Valentini ......read more

Luca Valentini Presents "Turn on the Light" at Sconci Exhibition Dubai, UAE -- Luca Valentini is pleased to present his latest exhibition, "Turn on the Light",  at Sconci Gallery, DIFC, launching on 8th April 2019 and running for three weeks. Within the collection, Valentini willo showcase 24 unique works, split into two series. The first series focuses on the reinterpretation of newspaper covers, movie posters and advertisements, while the second is inspired by Valentini's origins and reinterpreted in a modern way, placing the theme of social acceptance at the centre of his work. Valentini says his rationale for creating the first series emerged from wanting to offer a "different point of view on what surrounds us, and towards that which we are used to seeing". Inspired by covers of ......read more

Prucha Claims Victory as Abu Dhabi Launches Motosurf World Cup Season in Style

Former NHL star says UAE capital gives series new dimension Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 April, 2019:  Petr Prucha, the former Czech professional ice hockey player whose NHL career was cut short by injury, believes Abu Dhabi is a perfect fit for the latest addition to its international water sport calendar. Prucha, the ex-New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes forward, was in sparkling form as he won the opening round of this year’s UIM MotoSurf World Cup as the UAE capital welcomed the series into the Middle East for the first time at the weekend. After eclipsing defending World Cup champion and fellow Czech Lukas Záhorský with back-to-back race wins in the men’ finals, Prucha said: “When we found out that the season was starting here we were all very happy because we had heard so many good things about Abu ......read more

UAE children contest to solve 200 arithmetic sums in 8 minutes

Emiratis shine at the competition winning several awards The 16th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2019 drew more than 30 nationalities across the UAE to test their math skills   Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Almost 1000 children from across the UAE took up the mighty challenge to test their mental math skills, racing their minds against time to calculate 200 arithmetic sums in a matter of 8 minutes in a highly charged, competitive environment. At the recently held 16th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2019, more than 30 nationalities across the UAE participated to bring to the fore few of the fastest human calculators in the country. The event also saw an impressive participation of Emirati students, who were second-highest in number after Indians and won several ......read more

Dubai Sports Council uses French Football Federation experts to evaluate academies

 Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  As part of the cooperation agreement between Dubai Sports Council and the French Football Federation (FFF), a team of experts from the FFF were in Dubai to evaluate football academies at Dubai clubs. The FFF team evaluated the academies’ training modules, technical programs and medical units, starting with Al Nasr club on April 1 and then travelling to Hatta club and Al Shabab Al Ahli Dubai before finishing at Al Wasl on April 7. “This program is one of the most important programs organised by Dubai Sports Council under our cooperation deal with the French Federation,” said Ali Omar, Director of Sports Development at Dubai Sports Council. “The FFF is one of the best international associations in the field of nurturing talent from academies and the junior level, and ......read more

From the UAE to China – World Art Dubai Debutants From Near & Far

World Art Dubai features 150 artists and galleries from over 30 countries, with a number making their Dubai debuts Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 06  April, 2019:   World Art Dubai has underlined its status as a magnet for emerging artists from the UAE and beyond, with dozens of international emerging solo artists debuting work at the fifth annual edition of the region’s leading accessible and affordable art fair. With emerging artists from more than 30 countries descending on the fair, the World Art Dubai line-up represents a fascinating look at up-and-coming artists who could become major international names in years to come.   Making a debut at this year’s fair is China’s Li Lei, who has practised art for 20 years. Li is showcasing a 26-strong portfolio of acrylic and oil works, ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum Opens World Art Dubai

The region’s largest accessible and affordable art fair features more than 3,000 pieces from 30 countries Fair’s fifth season runs at Dubai World Trade Centre until Saturday 6th April Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 04 April, 2019:   His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of the Dubai Department of Information formally opened World Art Dubai 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today, leading a delegation of officials and high-profile members of the local and global art community around the fifth instalment of the region’s leading accessible and affordable art fair. With more than 3,000 pieces of art from 150-plus artists and galleries on display, H.H Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum was accompanied by H.E. Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai World Trade ......read more

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Voting for Talentology 2019 commences…

Top twelve participants to compete for grand prize Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019:  Voting for the third edition of the annual Talentology 2019 where twelve entrants are competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative industry.  The six selected entrants in the Kids Category include Tarah Retnaraj, Jasryl ......read more

Momentous Victory for UAE as Abdullah Humaid wins H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping ...…

February 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The UAE’s Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi with his speedy mare, ‘Cha Cha Cha 7’, was crowned the cup of Grand Prix during the second edition of H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W). The four-day event that was held in the indoor arena of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, ran alongside  an international ......read more

Zayed Book Award Shortlist Announced for ‘Literature' and ‘Literary & Art Criticism' Categories…

Three titles in each category contend for prize in the 13th edition of the Award     Abu Dhabi, 04 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the titles that have made the shortlist for the ‘Literature’ and ‘Literary & Art Criticism’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award, following the Scientific Committee meeting last ......read more

Dubai Culture successfully concludes the 'Night of Ideas'…

The event was held at the Etihad Museum in presence of a number of VIPs, museum directors and thought leaders and experts from across the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture); the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, in collaboration with the Institut Français in the UAE, successfully ......read more

Chinese Ambassador at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to Commemorate Chinese New Year Celebrations…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the region’s Leading Theme Park, welcomed the Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Ni Jian, on Friday February 1st, to raise the curtain on the park’s exciting Chinese New Year celebrations. After a welcome note from Bianca Sammut, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Ambassador took part in traditional ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts and “Hala China” inaugurates the Chinese Festive Market at Riverland™ Dubai…

February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Ahmad AlRayyes, Chief Commercial Officer, DXB Entertainments and Jin Lei, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, inaugurated the official opening of the ‘Hala China’ Chinese Festive Market at Riverland™ Dubai,  part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed ......read more

Alpen Capital's Global Fusion concert blends Indian, Arab and Western musical styles in Dubai…

Mandolin maestro U Rajesh headlined the concert held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.    DUBAI – February 3, 2019: Masters of Indo-Arab-Western music weaved an auditory canvas of cultural harmony at Global Fusion 2019 concert hosted by Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors in Dubai. The 15th edition of Alpen Capital’s Global Fusion was presented to its clients and ......read more

Nominations open for Sports Fingerprint Award…

New annual award honours individuals and institutions for their humanitarian work in the sports sector February 03, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE : The nominations for the inaugural Sports Fingerprint Award (Limitless Abilities), a joint initiative of the Dubai Sports Council and Watani Al Emarat Foundation, is open now and individuals and organisations, who spread positive values in society through ......read more

Registration for NAS futsal and volleyball qualifiers to close on Tuesday…

February 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Registration for the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s futsal and volleyball qualifying will come to a close this Tuesday and the organising committee has urged interested teams to hurry or risk disappointment. The registration for the qualifying tournament, which opened on January 16, will close on February 5, but teams will have time until February ......read more

Bentley Races Into Centenary Year at Bathurst…

Bathurst 12 Hour kicks off Bentley’s 2019 race season Bentley Motorsport’s fifth year in Australian endurance race Continental GT3 ready to deliver on potential in Centenary year Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  Bentley Motorsport embarks on a landmark racing campaign as the world’s most sought-after luxury car brand when it competes in the season-opening Bathurst ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria Doubles Down in Argentina With Second Win of the Season…

Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  In his second bunch sprint finish of the Vuelta a San Juan, UAE Team Emirates’ fast man Fernando Gaviria took a well-earned win, doubling his tally of 2019 victories after only four days of competitive racing. The Colombian sprinter continued his run of fine form, building on his opening stage success last Sunday.   This time, the 24-year-old ......read more

Mirza Heads to Mallorca With UAETeam Emirates for His First Race of 2019…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Emirati all-rounder, Yousif Mirza, heads to Europe with 11 of his team mates in their first set of races for the 2019 season, as they take on Challenge Mallorca, a four day competition from January 31 to February 3.   Four seven-man teams will be guided by Sports Director Marco Marzano (Italy) and Technical Assistant Paolo Tiralongo (Italy) across ......read more

H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) kicks off today…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council - Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of Sharjah, the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) begins today. The Sharjah Equestrian and ......read more

Daniah Alsaleh Announced as Winner of The Second Edition of the Ithra Art Prize,…

A Joint Initiative Between the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and Art Dubai Set Up to Support and Promote Saudi Artistic Talent Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai announce today London-based Saudi Arabian artist Daniah Alsaleh as the winner of the second edition of the Ithra Art Prize. The initiative was launched in ......read more

World's First Female Only Trampoline Park Is a Hit With Riyadh Ladies…

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LEGOLAND® Dubai lights up this February to celebrate Chinese New Year…

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UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Takes Second Place in Stage Two of the Vuelta a San Juan…

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UAE National Girls' Team ‘A' increase their lead at the top in Dubai Sports Council Football ...…

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Sharjah Hosts One of the Most Prestigious Show Jumping Competitions This Weekend…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Thursday, January 31st from 8:30am – 8:30pm; Friday, February 1st from 8:30am – 10:00pm & ......read more

Spectacular Opening Ceremony planned for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019…

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Festival set to welcome host of remarkable women whose achievements have paved the way for womankind   Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:   Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019) will celebrate women who have stood at the crossroads of history, and changed the world with their fearlessness, ambition and incredible drive to succeed, in fields ranging from ......read more

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Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2019:  All eyes will be on Australian Open champion and new world No. 1 Naomi Osaka when the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships gets underway in just three weeks’ time.   Her rapid climb to the very top of the game has been nothing short of astonishing. Last year when she competed in Dubai she was ranked a modest 48, but immediately after losing in the ......read more

Naomi Osaka victorious in the 2019 Australian Open women's final…

Dubai, UAE - 27 January 2019:  The women’s final of the Australian Open saw current US Open champion Naomi Osaka battle with two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, with both players vying for their first Australian Open title and the world No.1 ranking for the taking.  Prior to the match, the Emirates suite played host to a mix of celebrities, Skywards members and VIP guests, ......read more

Join the roving dancing dragons at Dubai Parks and Resorts in celebration of the Chinese New Year…

Chinese-inspired delicacies, authentic market, dragon dances, traditional shows and colourful decorations mark the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations Dubai, UAE, 27 January 2019: Get ready to be transported to the vibrant streets of Mainland China with a spectacular line-up of entertainment and activities planned at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and ......read more

1,500 UAE Students to Step Up Their Game Competing at the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ...…

The first competition of its kind to include robotics, programming and technology innovation all under one roof Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  The Ministry of Education is gearing up for the launch of its Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIR) series competition this Sunday, 27 January 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi with the participation of more ......read more

Al Wasl remain in 2nd place after beating City FC, close the gap on top position…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019:  Al Wasl reaches 21 points in the U14 category in Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship after beating City FC 6 – 1.  The game held at Dubai Sports City was a vital one, as now only three points stand between Al Wasl and Spanish Soccer Schools for the first place position.    In the U18 category held at Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club, du ......read more

Osaka Has Sights Set on Dubai Title…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019:  US Open champion Naomi Osaka has set her sights on adding the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her list of tournament triumphs next month.   As she moves into the quarter finals in the Australian Open, she will be full of confidence when she returns to the venue that launched her on the path to super stardom. Her run to the 2018 ......read more

Alex Connor Joins Arden for 2019 British F4 Championship…

22 January, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   British youngster Alex Connor will race with British F4 Team Champions for the 2019 season. 14-year-old Alex, will be one of the youngest drivers in British F4 history when he makes his debut for the Arden team this season.  Alex is a UAE born, racing driver, who started racing in November 2013 in the Sodi World Series (SWS) Junior Cup at Dubai ......read more

UAE Journalists Association Adopts New Logo…

The New Logo Reflects the Important Role of The Digital Media Today Maitha Buhumaid: Dubai Press Club is harnessing all resources to support media outlets in keeping abreast with the latest developments in the media field. Mohammed Al Hammadi: We are open to working with all media institutions and partners in the country. Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  The Board of ......read more

Dubai Show Jumping Championship CSI5*-W Comes to an Impressive Conclusion…

Janika Sprunger Wins Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix and Italian Rider, Paolo Paini comes in 2nd Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  Janika Sprunger, the Swiss rider and her horse Bacardi VDL won the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix, the biggest award in Dubai Show Jumping Championship. The Championship, which took place from 16-19 January 2019, is organized by Dubai Equestrian Club and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Wins 2019 Tour Down Under Team Classification…

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  The 2019 Tour Down Under ends successfully for the riders of UAE Team Emirates, who got their season off to a flying start by taking the overall team classification in the first UCI World Tour Race of the year.   The team rode consistently well from the first stage until the last, wrapping up a hard fought tour on the iconic climb of Willunga Hill. ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen Wins Stage 5 at the Santos Tour Down Under…

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  The Belgium 20-year-old, Jasper Philipsen, a new signing for the team this season, only needed five days of racing to take his first win in UAE Team Emirates colours. That came in Strathalbyn, Australia after 149.5km of racing from Glenelg in the Tour Down Under’s fifth stage.   Philipsen was not the first rider over the line, instead it was ......read more

IPAF hosts 10th UAE Nadwa…

Writers’ workshop is held in Sharjah, the World Book Capital for 2019, and led by acclaimed Arab writers Iman Humaydan and Muhsin al-Ramli with new support of Department of Culture — Sharjah Government Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  This week, a group of eight emerging Arab authors gathered in Sharjah to take part in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s annual ......read more

Dubai-based sports star Sarra Lajnef gets Women Leadership Award…

Dubai, January 17, 2019:   Dubai-based international athlete Sarra Lajnef has added to her impressive list of accolades the Women Leadership Award from the World Women Leadership Congress for her outstanding personal achievements and resolute determination in pursuit of sporting excellence. Sarra’s inspirational accomplishments came to the attention of the Middle East Women ......read more

World Number One Simona Halep Returns to Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:  World No. 1 Simona Halep is eagerly looking forward to making a return to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the first time in three years when play kicks off next month.   The Dubai Duty Free WTA Player Ambassador heads an incredible field that includes all but one of the top 10 as she seeks to regain the title she last claimed in 2015. Since ......read more

Al Mouj Muscat pays tribute to Oman with Layers of Oman Exhibition…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:   In line with its strategy of promoting arts and culture in the Sultanate, Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's leading Integrated Tourism Complex, hosted a photography exhibition titles "Layers of Oman". Focusing on the rich heritage, lifestyle and nature of ancient Oman, the exhibition showcased some of Oman’s proudest moments and ......read more

Global Village presents Scheherazade, a timeless tale of intrigue and adventure…

Majestic musical by Ornina Arts and acclaimed director Nasser Ibrahim 14th January 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, now hosts three performances every night of Scheherazade, a grand scale musical production of the classic tale of intrigue ......read more

Third Edition of Al Shira'aa International Horse Show Concludes with Thrilling Finale…

UAE’s Own Almarri Wins Prestigious Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  This year’s edition of the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show has drawn to a spectacular close with the UAE winning the prestigious CSI4* Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix. The two-round class concluded with a crowning ceremony, where the cup winner was awarded ......read more

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Partners With Uae Pro League Committee to Spread ...…

12 January 2019, Abu Dhabi:   The UAE Pro League Committee has become an official media partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today.   The agreement will support efforts to raise awareness of the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event with football fans across the UAE.   Being ......read more

Lifetime KidsRooms Grand Opening In Dubai, UAE…

Eco-Friendly luxury children’s furniture company, Lifetime Kidsroom opens a brand new store in Mercato Mall, Dubai, UAE Dubai, UAE - January 12, 2019 - The 47 year-old global Danish brand, Lifetime Kidsroom is opening their new flagship store in the UAE in Dubai’s Mercato Mall on Friday, January 11, 2019.  The Danish Ambassador, H.E. Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin, will do the ......read more

Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai kicks off the 2019 season for Audi…

Season opener with 15 race cars from Audi Sport customer racing Eight Audi R8 LMS for GT3 and one for GT4 Six Audi RS 3 LMS in TCR category Dubai, January 10, 2019 –   Never before has Audi Sport customer racing’s representation in the UAE been as strong as this year at the Hankook 24H Dubai. A record 15 of the 77 race cars in the field are sporting the Four ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Kick Start 2019 With a New Squad, New Kit and New Ambitions…

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:  The UCI World Tour 2019 is less than one-week away and for UAE Team Emirates, it not only marks their third season as a professional cycling squad on the sport’s biggest stage, but one that promises to become their most successful to date.  Their  2018 campaign brought the team a series of high profile wins across the year, with impressive ......read more

Shane Breen Wins Grand Prix Qualifier at Al Shira'aa International Horse Show for the Second Year…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th January 2019:   Team Z7’s Shane Breen landed the €25,000 Meadow Court Stud Presents Grand Prix Qualifier, the feature class on the opening day of the CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show yesterday with Can Ya Makan. Shane Breen continues his run of spectacular form after landing the four star Grand Prix in Liverpool, England and victory in ......read more

Suwaidi Claims First Class of Four Star Al Shira'aa International Horse Show…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 January 2019:   The €250,000 four star Al Shira’aa International Horse Show got underway on Wednesday and it was UAE rider, Salim Ahmed Al Suwaidi who recorded the first victory of the four-day event Al Forsan Equestrian Centre. Al Suwaidi was landing his second win of the week having already steered his second horse, Snapp Jack into top spot during the ......read more

Young Al Owais Ends Al Shira'aa One Star With Victory…

CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show Begins Wednesday 9th January  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8th January 2019:   The CSI1* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show came to an end on Monday evening with victory for young Emirati rider Eisa Omran Al Owais who defeated far more experienced competitors to claim the 120cm class at Al Forsan Equestrian Centre. Al Owais, from ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan welcomes winners of 10th MBR Creative Sports Awards…

All the winners will be awarded at Wednesday’s ceremony in DWTC’s Sheikh Rashid Ballroom Dubai, UAE, January 08, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated all the winners of the 10th edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Award, who will be honoured for their ......read more

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