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Leading Bahraini Artist Rayyah Fathalla Appointed Director of Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 September, 2017:   Bloom Education, the specialist education division of Bloom Holding, announced that its contemporary cultural institution dedicated to promoting and imparting knowledge on the Arabic language, culture and arts, is set to open its doors in the 2018/2019 academic year, in conjunction with the opening of Bloom Education’s Dubai school campuses.  Bloom announced the appointment of Rayyah Fathalla, a prominent Bahraini jeweler and artist as the director of the Centre that will offer its facilities to the pupils of both Brighton College and Dwight School as well as to members of the community including artists and designers.  With over 14 years of experience in the arts and education sectors, including a regional position at the British Council in Education and Arts, Rayyah’s ......read more

Dubai Culture Takes ‘Dubai Next' to London Design Festival

6th edition of ‘Dubai Next’ to be held in London from 18-20th September as part of the London Design Festival programme ‘Dubai Next’ 6th edition marks the final of series of extensive programme held in support of the  2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration   Programme features the launch of a new ‘Islamic Art Economy’ book by Dubai culture, as well as workshops, talks and networking events with UK-based cultural figures Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that the sixth edition of ‘Dubai Next’ will take place in London in support of the 2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration - led by the British Council and as ......read more

UAE Team Emirates La Vuelta Wrap-Up

After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta  provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.   The Vuelta a España was the final showdown of the season and is the youngest of the three Grand Tours starting in 1935, the Giro d’Italia began in 1909 whilst the Tour de France was established in 1903. 

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How Butch can you get?

How Butch can you get? “Dad, I want to join my friends at golf class!” It’s not the usual request you hear from a child of 10 in this day and age. Most of time you’d expect the majority of them to be fixated on some digital screen or another engaging in whatever fantastical concoctions the wizards of the Cyber-world had presented. And let’s be honest, I’m no Tiger Woods either, so I didn’t really set a good example. The last time I tried my hand at the game involved getting the ball past the big red windmill to where the hole actually was. Before I got my son into a course, I needed to find out for myself what was going on, so off to the Butch Harmon School of Golf we went. Straight through the doors of this institution you walk, and you get a feeling that this is a home of champions. ......read more

DIFF Presents Two Outstanding Films for Golden Globe Consideration

Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’   Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced they will present Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’ to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in Los Angeles for consideration for Best Foreign Film at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.    The event hosted on 21st September, 2017 in Los Angeles will see Vatche Boulghourjian present his magnificent and captivating Lebanese drama ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s present his challenging and highly entertaining Egyptian feature ‘Mawlana’ to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ......read more

Sharjah Art Foundation Announces Details of Sharjah Biennial 13 Act II in Beirut, Including the Off-Site Project Upon a Shifting Plate

Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (SB13) to conclude in Beirut with Act II and fourth off-site project 14 – 22 October 2017 Ashkal Alwan Sursock Museum Beirut Art Center Running from 14 to 22 October 2017, the Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) concluding programme in Beirut, organised with Ashkal Alwan, includes SB13 Act II and the off¬-site project, Upon a Shifting Plate. The opening week programme features exhibitions, panels, music performances, theatre and dance productions as well as film screenings. Additionally, new SB13 commissioned works, together with a compilation of the publications produced throughout the Biennial in Sharjah, Istanbul, Dakar and Ramallah, will be released.  Act II will launch two exhibitions in Beirut, curated by Hicham Khalidi and Reem Fadda at the Beirut Art Center and the Sursock Museum, ......read more

Cate Blanchett to Head IWC Filmmakers Jury at DIFF 2017

THE OSCAR WINNER AND IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR WILL RETURN TO DIFF FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE AWARD THAT CELEBRATES ASPIRING GULF FILMMAKERS. SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE USD 100,000 PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress and IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Cate Blanchett as head of the IWC Filmmakers Jury for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The renowned award gives cinematic talent from the region the chance to bring their projects to the silver screen. It will be presented during DIFF, which takes place from 6 to 13 December 2017. Marking her third appearance on the DIFF red carpet, Cate Blanchett joins the jury panel that will select a winning project from ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Reflect on Successful First Vuelta a España

Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta  provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.   Stand-out performer for the team was Matej Mohoric - the Slovenian rider produced some exceptional displays that saw him to a famous win on stage seven and a top five finish on stage five.    Also in fine form in Spain ......read more

Fifth Edition of Sharjah International Children's Film Festival Appoints World-class Jury Lineup

International film innovators, award winners, creative and technical experts Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017:  The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best Short GCC Film, Best Student Film, Best International Short Film, Best Animation Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Feature Film and Best Child-Made Film. The judging panel comprises a host of Arab and foreign artists, directors and journalists, as well as experts on all types of arts from inside and outside the UAE. The jurors are characterised by having a diverse expertise, which will enhance the process of evaluating the nominations. The ......read more

Traditional Media Trumps Threat of Fake News According to Annual Ogilvy Media Influence Survey

Higher Standards for Authenticity Challenge Media Outlets and Brands Today to Reinvent Storytelling    DUBAI, UAE, September 9, 2017:  Results released today from part two of Ogilvy Media Influence’s annual global survey of more than 250 reporters and producers found that the rise in reports of “fake news” has elevated trust in traditional media, contrary to prevailing sentiment that the recent deluge of misinformation has eroded trust in legacy media sources. The survey found that journalists worldwide agree that better reporting – such as comprehensive fact-checking and citing credible sources – is necessary to combat fake news. The results, which identify social media as a key catalyst of the fake news phenomenon, further illuminate the findings of the first half of the Ogilvy Media ......read more

The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Marks the Start of the Cycling Season

09, September, 2017 DUBAI UAE:  The cycling season is now well under way as the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge launched with its first Build-Up Ride. Over 400 cyclists took on the 32.5km challenge at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One Cycling and Running Track, the official venue partner for this event as they prepare for the big 92km event taking place on Friday 15th December at the Dubai Autodrome.  Coming in first place for the men was Almir Mujic with a time of 48:18, he was closely followed by Matthew Anthony, just 4 seconds behind with 48:22, and in third place was Cedric Domont with a time of 48:24. Maria Leei Suan came first in the women’s challenge with a time of 50:39, followed by Carla Leonor in 50:41 and in third place was Shirley Leach in 55:01.  Following the challenge, the ......read more

Rui Costa Fourth in Thrilling Sprint Finish on Vuelta Stage 19

Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  A dramatic last few hundred meters on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España saw UAE Team Emirates’ Portuguese rider Rui Costa cross the finishing line in fourth place in a restricted sprint. Rui Costa and his teammate Mohoric, himself already a stage winner at this year's race, produced an attacking display of undeniable class as they formed part of the long breakaway for the day consisting of 26 riders.    The stage victory eventually went to Thomas De Gendt (Belgium) of Lotto Soudal, whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Red Jersey. UAE Team Emirates’ South African General Classification (GC) specialist, Louis Meintjes, maintained his 14th position in the overall standings.   Commenting on his top five finish, former World Champion Rui Costa ......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 UAE– September 7, 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 mini-series ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women entrepreneurs.    UAE ranks 19 on the Global Entrepreneurial Index among 137 countries. According to statistics, close to 10% of start-up founders are women. To foster womenpreneurship, the show featured a 30-minute episode in conversation with women entrepreneurs, where they shared their stories of struggle and offered advice to women on how to have a work-life balance, while simultaneously preparing their own family favourite recipes.  The show received a positive response ......read more

Louvre Abu Dhabi to welcome visitors from November

Abu Dhabi, 6 September 2017:  Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures.  The opening celebrations will include a wide range of public programmes, including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists. Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel has designed a museum city (Arab medina) under a vast silvery dome. Visitors can walk through the promenades overlooking the sea beneath the museum’s 180-metre dome, comprised of almost 8,000 unique metal stars set in a complex geometric pattern. ......read more

Revealed: The Record-Breaking Stars of Guinness World Records 2018

OUT 7 SEPTEMBER 2017 – SEE MORE AT #GWR2018   AMONGST MANY, SOME OF THE MIDDLE EAST RECORD-BREAKERS REVEALED TODAY ARE: Most mechanical energy produced by Pedalling on Static Bicycle in one hour:  Largest Stencil: Largest tyre-mark image: Most world music awards for best-selling Middle East artist: Most full-body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute: Largest human image of an airplane: Largest carpet of flowers: Largest flower arrangement / structure: Largest standing lantern: Most Table-Tennis ball bounces on a racket in one minute: Terms of use: must credit “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2018 IS OUT NOW” Dubai, UAE – 6 September 2017:  Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, today releases GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2018, ......read more

Meintjes Successfully Defends GC Standing on Stage 16

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes successfully defended his 14th position in the General Classification (GC) standings during today’s Stage 16 of the Vuelta a España. The South African placed 38th in today’s Individual Time Trial (ITT), with the stage victory going to Chris Froome (Team Sky). Froome also defended his lead in the overall GC standings, retaining the leader’s red jersey.    Stage 17 sees riders travel from the Spanish town of Villadiego to a summit finish atop the Alto de los Machucos – the climb making its first ever appearance at the Vuelta. This stage could be the ultimate test of strength, stamina and reserve, as the 180.5km route consists of irregular terrain where riders will cover roads with a total height difference of 3,000m. ......read more

Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Dual Canadian Races

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates head to Canada with a line-up of eight riders to take part in Canada’s only two UCI WorldTour races. The team, led by Italian rider Diego Ulissi, starts with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on Friday 8 September before heading south west to race at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on Sunday 10 September.    Accompanying UAE Team Emirates’ Ulissi on both races are; Valerio Conti, Kristijan Durasek, Vegard Stake Laengen, Marco Marcato, Simone Petilli, Edward Ravasi and Ben Swift.    Commenting on the races and line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director Marco Marzano said: “Ulissi will lead the team at the Canadian races, given his familiartiy with the two routes. With support from the team, Ulissi will focus on taking ......read more

Flip Out Makes Going Back To School Even More Flippin' Fun

Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017:  Kids across the UAE have never been more excited to go back to school thanks to Flip Out Dubai’s brand new initiative, where bouncing enthusiasts can enjoy three hours of flippin' fun and a regular Slushee drink for just AED 100 per person. Children can take a well earned break and have fun, taking over the giant indoor trampoline universe jumping high and landing safe. Imagine more than 200 interconnected trampolines and over 4,000 square meters of circus grade padding combined with air bags, obstacles and awesome activities, including mini foam pits, volleyball, dodgeball, football and the region’s first ever archery tag facility. With an hour’s bouncing normally costing from AED 80 per person per hour, this is an unmissable offer for parents and children in Dubai. The ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission announce Facebook as strategic partner for VIDXB 2017 Debut Event

Dubai-UAE: 5 September, 2017:  VIDXB, the MENA region’s first ever annual gathering celebrating the world of online content creation, has announced Facebook as a strategic partner. Facebook will play an integral role in the two-day event that is set to take place from 8th to 9th December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will offer a curated program for fans, creators, and industry professionals alike. Facebook’s role as strategic partner will support VIDXB by facilitating the attendance and participation of regional and international creators with strong regional engagement and fan base. Over and above, fans can expect interactive and impactful on-the-ground experiences and meet and greets with regional and international online celebrities, while creators can network, relax and learn about both Facebook and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Achieve Top Results at European Races

Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017:  Eight riders from UAE Team Emirates were in action over the past two days, taking part in two consecutive back-to-back one day races.    The team started with The Brussels Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September, where Slovenian rider Marko Kump came in second place following a sprint finish, making it onto the podium that saw Arnaud Démare (FDJ) win the race and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) come in third.   The team then travelled to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September, where Italian Simone Consonni finished fifth. The race was won by Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis Solutions Crédits) following a bunch sprint. The result was Consonni’s fourth top five finish of 2017.   Commenting on the race, UAE Team ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Celebrates Community-Driven Initiatives During Eid

Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 4, 2017:  As part of its ongoing collaboration with the local community, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has teamed up with Hamad Center for Special Needs and New Fairytales and Fables Initiative during Eid Al-Adha. Children from Hamad Center for Special Needs were asked to create stories around Eid and its meaning, which are now being displayed at the Park. The Park also teamed up with the New Fairytales and Fables initiative - an annual Emirati writing competition for schools that builds and promotes cultural literacy. Some of its most compelling UAE characters were brought to the park and introduced to guests through a unique storytelling maze. Eid celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi also include several Emirati inspired activities which will continue until September 9.

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Facebook launches Safety Resources for MENA Journalists

Facebook Safety for Journalists Guide now available in Arabic September 4th, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  As part of the Facebook Journalism Project‘s goal to provide training and tools for journalists, Facebook launched Facebook Safety for Journalists.  Working in consultation with the European Journalism Centre, the Committee to Protect Journalists, ConnectSafely, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Facebook created resources designed specifically for journalists to help them protect their accounts and themselves on the platform. A dedicated page to the Facebook for Journalists website has also been introduced, to provide information for journalists on topics relating to online safety, such as how to turn on two-factor authentication, manage privacy settings, moderate ......read more

Get Into the Swing of Things at Dubai Sports City's Annual Open Day

The FREE Open Day will take place at Dubai Sports City on 9thSeptember 2017 Following the Open Day open trials will be held for the ICC Academy’s brand new scholarship programme  Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2017:  Dubai residents are in for a family-fun, sporting spectacular as Dubai Sports City opens its doors to the public in order to showcase the very best of its sporting activities on offer to the community.   The Dubai Sports City 2017 Open Day will be held at The Dome and ICC Academy, which is located inside Dubai Sports City’s Sports Village and will take place this Saturday, 9thSeptember between 09:00am and 12:30pm.    Those attending will have the chance to try their hand at a wide array of coaching programmes, sports and entertainment activities – all located within ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to Tackle Back to Back Races

Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017:  The first week of September sees an action packed couple of days with eight riders from UAE Team Emirates taking part in two consecutive back to back one day races. The team starts with the Bruxelles Cycling Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September before heading to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September.    Taking part in both races are UAE Team Emirates’ riders: Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Andrea Guardini, Marko kump, Seid Lizde, Vegard Stake Laengen and Oliviero Troia.   Commenting on the races and line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director Righi said: “The Bruxelles Cycling Classic is a good opportunity for sprinters, while the Grand Prix de Fourmies features a route ......read more

Beginning of a new season with BETADINE® Youth Football Development Programme in Abu Dhabi

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2017:  Mundipharma, a leading healthcare organization, whose BETADINE® range is the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner’ of English Premier League giants Manchester City will co-host a highly anticipated two-day youth football camp taking place in Abu Dhabi on 6th & 7th September 2017. One hundred children will have the opportunity to be trained by City Football Schools coaches as well as a renowned former City player, Paul Dickov, with the programmes focusing on football techniques and tricks in addition to tips on how to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Young players will be mentored by the coaches in functional fitness and nutrition to help them on journey to achieve their dreams. Paul Dickov, said: “I’m thrilled to be travelling to Abu Dhabi to take part in ......read more

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Special Ramadan Offer for Families to See World's Best Squash Players for Free…

May 29, 2017, DUBAI UAE: It’s game on at Dubai Opera next week when the world’s best squash players arrive in Dubai for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, and in a fantastic offer organisers announced today that entry to the afternoon sessions on June 6,7, and 8 will be free for families. Only the top eight players on the Road to Dubai standings qualified for a coveted place at the ......read more

Netflix Announces Its First Turkish Original Series…

Dubai, May 29, 2017 - Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment network, continues its investment in international content with the announcement of its first original series from Turkey. Weaving a hero-driven action story with Ottoman and Turkish legend and history, the 10-episode series will be written and produced in Turkey and is expected to launch to Netflix members around the world ......read more

Dubai Studio City Participates at Broadcast Asia 2017 Conference in Singapore…

  -    DSC targets rapidly-developing Asia Pacific media industry to foster growth of filmmaking and broadcasting sectors in the UAE and across the Middle East   Dubai-UAE: May 29, 2017 – Dubai Studio City (DSC), a leading hub for the broadcasting, media production, film, music and entertainment sectors, participated at the Broadcast Asia 2017 conference in ......read more

Premier Futsal collaborates with Dubai Sports Council to host semi-finals and finals of Season Two ...…

Dubai Sports channel to be the official telecasting partners Leading broadcast and communication group, Mediapro, enters Indian market with an alliance with Premier Futsal Dubai, May 29, 2017:  Premier Futsal, the most watched Futsal tournament in the world, is all set to go international with Season Two of the home-grown sporting event. The international foray of the sporting ......read more

AED 1 for unlimited FUN! All you need to know about Funday Monday at Fun City.…

Fun City’s Fun Day Monday promotion makes an ordinary weekday become a fun filled day for children and parents.  Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2017:  Mondays in the UAE have never been the same ever since Fun City, the largest Family Entertainment Center in the region launched its immensely popular ‘Fun Day Monday’ promotion throughout its centers in UAE.  Fun ......read more

Splash ‘n' Party announces Ramadan and Summer Camp specials!…

Dubai’s hugely popular kids’ aqua park promises a splashing time this summer with announcement of generous offerings  Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017:  Treat kids to some soaking wet play at Splash ‘n’ Party - Dubai’s favourite Kids waterpark. With the kid’s holiday break fast approaching and hours of recreational time needing to be filled, Splash ......read more

Celta Vigo and Al Ain Clubs Select Du LaLiga HPC Players for Pro-Football Careers…

  du LaLiga new season teams in intensive training; U18 & 16 teams getting ready for Spain August scouting trip Dubai, UAE – 24 May 2017 –  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that two of its football talents, Ahmed El Yamani and Rashed Ahmed, have been scouted by the Spanish LaLiga club Celta Vigo and UAE Al Ain club respectively for ......read more

Teenage artist Aamir Kudel visualizes life with his debut solo exhibition in Dubai…

The seventeen-year-old Indian boy showcases his talent with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ DUBAI – May 24, 2017:  Aamir Kudel, a seventeen-year-old Indian artist in Dubai, recently conducted his debut solo exhibition in Dubai with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ painted with oil on ......read more

Shaikh Takes SWS Senior Cup Victory Ahead of World Finals…

Agha tops SWS Junior Cup, second Masters win in a row for Eelma Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2017:  Veteran racers produced a strong showing at the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Races on Monday night (22 May) at Dubai Kartdrom with Anjum Shaikh and Kamal Agha displaying peak form ahead of their participation in the Paris SWS World Finals on Thursday (25 May). Both drivers went two-for-two on ......read more

IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF Support Arab Filmmakers with Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award…

Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017:  IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in ......read more

Former World Number Ones Gaultier, Ashour, Elshorbagy and Willstrop to Meet in Dubai World Series ...…

  May 22, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals - taking place at Dubai Opera on June 6-10 - looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after a quartet of former World number ones in the guise of Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Mohamed ElShorbagy and James Willstrop were drawn together in a mouth-watering group stage. The lucrative ......read more

Thirty Days of Entertainment and Enlightenment for Children at SLC's Ramadan Camps…

Holy month camps will offer religious, artistic and educational activities Sharjah, May 22, 2017:  Children are set to enjoy an array of artistic, entertainment and religious activities at a number of camps being hosted by Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) this Ramadan. Running from May 28 to June 22, the programmes at each of the venues have been carefully formulated to align with the spiritual ......read more

Pirelli sets sail for America's Cup 2017 adventure with Emirates New Zealand…

From the race track to the ocean! DUBAI, May 22, 2017:  Pirelli has swapped the racing circuit for the high seas after partnering with two-time winner Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2017 America’s Cup 2017. Pirelli, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, will be the official sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand as they look for a third win in sailing’s premier ......read more

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Student Competitions Now Open!…

Can You Write Your Way To Stardom?  Dubai, 22 May 2017: Young writers and poets in the UAE have a new chance to unleash their creative talents as the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature student writing competitions open today. The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Taaleem Award for poetry have become integral additions to the academic calendar, with the ......read more

11th Place for UAE Team Emirates' Polanc at Stage 15…

Jan Polanc crosses finish line amongst first group at 100th Giro d’Italia Monday, 22 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc came 11th after he successfully bridged the gap on the final straight of stage 15 and crossed the finish line as part of the first group of riders. Bob Jungels (Quick - Step Floors) took the sprint win in Bergamo to claim the 15th ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Laengen Sixth in General Classification at Tour of California…

Vegard Stake Laengen is sixth overall at the inaugural edition of the Amgen Tour of California United Arab Emirates. Sunday, 21 May 2017: The curtain was drawn on the seventh and final stage of Amgen Tour of California with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing sixth overall in the final General Classification. The stage was won by Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) while ......read more

Splash ‘n' Party Celebrates ‘End of School Carnival'…

Little ones can experience a thrilling time with carnival games, and fun with water balloons and water guns Dubai, UAE – May 21, 2017:  With summer vacations getting closer, Splash ‘n’ Party is organizing their first ever, ‘End of School Carnival’ on the 21st May to get the tiny tots celebrating early.  With most of the actual schoolwork completed and ......read more

Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi live in concert in Dubai on Friday, May 19…

Turban Kings arrive in Dubai Brother duo to perform together in Dubai for the first time Daler Mehndi performing in Dubai after 8 years, singer to sing all his hit numbers from Bahubali 2, Dangal to the old favourites Mika says Dubai is an amazing city and he does about 7 shows a year. May 18th, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Get ready to groove as the brother duo and singing singhs are all set ......read more

Dubai Chamber announces winners of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition…

Winners announced during prestigious ceremony at ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai Top three winners received cash prizes and access to training and support Dubai, UAE, May 18, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on Wednesday the top three winners of the 2nd cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition during the closing ceremony for the 5th ArabNet Digital ......read more

Podium Finish for Portuguese World Champion…

UAE Team Emirates secure two riders in top ten with Rui Costa second and Simone Petilli placing eighth in stage 11 of Giro d’Italia Thursday, 18 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ World Champion Rui Costa clinched a podium position with teammate Simone Petilli in top ten after facing four tough ascents during the 11th stage that concluded Wednesday 17 May. ......read more

Call for Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award…

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017:  Global Residence and Citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award. The Award was established to pay tribute to individuals who work towards improving and supporting the global community, and whose actions have contributed to building a more peaceful and tolerant ......read more

Submissions Open for the Landmark 10th Anniversary of the Dubai Film Connection (dfc)…

Dubai, 16 May 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will run from 6-13 December, 2017 and submissions are now open for the Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market for Arab filmmaker’s part of the highly successful Dubai Film Market (DFM), the business counterpart of DIFF.      Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the DFC has enjoyed a decade ......read more

Artists for Change Initiative to Unveil the Largest Hand-crafted Yarn Ball at Dubai Festival City…

Remarkable art pieces created in a unique collaboration between Emirati artists and artisans in Afghanistan will be on display at Dubai Festival City from 21 May to 16 June Dubai, 14 May, 2017:  In partnership with The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed (FBMI) initiative, Dubai Festival City is set to open a unique art exhibition within its main atrium, Festival Square. From 21 May to 16 June, ......read more

Fun City launches the first ever Play Membership in the GCC!…

Region’s First-Ever Unlimited Play Membership at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works Centres in UAE 100 Days of play is now a big Deal! Fun City launches a unique membership of 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99 ! Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2017:  Fun City, UAE’s most popular entertainment brand has launched its first-ever Unlimited Play membership. This ......read more

Dubai's labourers get their chance to shine…

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UAE Team Emirates Retain Blue Jersey…

  UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc is still ‘King of the Mountain’ while Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) wins sixth stage of Giro Thursday, 11 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’, Slovenian rider Jan Polanc is still in the King of the Mountain jersey and fourth in Youth Classification with teammates Simone Petilli and Valerio Conti in fifth and sixth ......read more

MGM Making a Move into Dubai…

MGM Hospitality is one of the biggest casino companies in the world, and hearing that it will be developing and operating a 26-acre resort in Dubai is good news for the area. A place of extravagance and wealth, it is only fitting that the company would make a move into that area, but what of the gambling? Well this is where it gets complicated, but not impossible. The rules of the UAE are that ......read more

Russian Star Grigory Leps Rocks Crowd at Dubai Gala…

Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi. Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest ......read more

World Champions Lead Egyptian Charge to PSA World Series Finals…

Egypt qualified four men and three women for Dubai World Series Finals Line-ups led by men’s and women’s current World Champions May 9 2017, DUBAI UAE:  Egypt’s dominance of world squash continues with a seven-strong contingent of players heading to Dubai next month for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which will be played at the Dubai Opera from June ......read more

Arab Cinema Shines on the World Stage at Cannes Film Festival's Milestone 70th Edition…

Dubai, 08 May 2017: Spearheading efforts to champion Arab cinema and promote the UAE as a leading film hub for the region, a UAE delegation will embark on a journey to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Comprising key industry players including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival ......read more

Speedo© Stands Up For Drowning Prevention…

Dubai, UAE 9th May 2017. Speedo©, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has launched Swim Generation; a global initiative that aims to help contribute to the reduction of accidental drowning worldwide, striving towards a world where everyone everywhere has the right to be able to swim. In development by Speedo International since 2011, Swim Generation supports life-saving projects ......read more

IWC at the Beijing International Film Festival - Young Talents, New Tales, One Tradition…

Beijing, 8 May 2017:  At the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival, IWC Schaffhausen hosted an exclusive “For the Love of Cinema” gala dinner to celebrate the achievements of young Chinese filmmakers. Among the celebrities and VIP guests attending the event at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing were IWC brand ambassadors Zhou Xun and 2017 Academy Award nominee Dev Patel. ......read more

Power Management Company Eaton Kicks Off Partnership with Manchester City Football Club…

Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2017 – Power management company Eaton has announced it has become the official home energy storage partner of Manchester City Football Club in the UK. The multi-year deal reflects the club’s outstanding commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.  The partnership marks the launch of a limited edition of Eaton’s xStorage Home, one of the most ......read more

Shah Rukh Khan Back in Dubai to Shoot Sequel to Award-winning #BeMyGuest Film…

Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2017:  Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan arrived in Dubai on 6 May to shoot the sequel to the award-winning #BeMyGuest film with the second phase of the promotional campaign film to be done in collaboration with well-known Indian film director Kabir Khan. With millions of fans around the world faithfully following his every move, Shah Rukh Khan, or SRK,  will continue ......read more

Podium Finish for Roberto Ferrari…

UAE Team Emirates’ Roberto Ferrari second in sprint at stage two of 100th Giro d’Italia Saturday, 06 May 2017, United Arab Emirates:  The curtain was drawn on stage two of the 100th Giro d’Italia with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian rider Roberto Ferrari crossing the finish line amongst the top three alongside Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo).  Ferrari took ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Football Tournament Closes With ADNOC Champions…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 07 May, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the conclusion of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017, with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) claiming the tournament cup. ADNOC participated with two teams ADNOC (A), ......read more

41 Companies Compete in 14 Different Events in DIP Corporate Sports Championships…

Dubai, May 6, 2017: Dubai Investments Park [DIP], the unique integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East and wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, announced that 41 companies across the park competed in 14 different events as part of the 11th DIP Corporate Sports championships – conducted by YalaSports, which concluded last month. Companies ......read more

A New World Record for IMAGINE at Dubai Festival City…

Global attraction, IMAGINE, breaks second GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest permanent projection mapping in the world  Dubai, UAE, 6 May 2017:  Dubai Festival City, welcomed thousands of visitors to Festival Bay on the evening of Thursday 4th May as part of the launch of its second record-breaking IMAGINE show – A Child’s Dream.  At the event, ......read more

Global Village wins Dubai Service Excellence Scheme Award for 2017…

In recognition of its excellence during its 21st season Global Village sets a new record for excellence in guest satisfaction at the level of the entertainment sector. Global Village has achieved new records in guest overall experience satisfaction throughout the 21st season. Dubai, UAE, May 4, 2017:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President ......read more

Helpful Tips on How to Buy a Quality Used Piano…

Buying a used piano can be tedious because there are a lot of things to consider. The main factors to be considered when you buy used piano; the type of the piano that you need, the condition of the piano, its origin, the maintenance it went through, and the price of the piano - these are all important to make sure that you get the right value for your money. To make it easier for you, here ......read more

Abu Dhabi to Host the Prestigious 2017 South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)…

Supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, SIIMA - South Indian International Movie Awards to be held for first time in Abu Dhabi on 30th June & 1st July     Abu Dhabi, May 3, 2017: Abu Dhabi for the first time will host SIIMA - South Indian International Movie Awards on 30th June and 1st July 2017 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Supported by TCA, the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' to Tackle Centennial Giro D'Italia…

Rui Costa to lead UAE Team Emirates at the first Grand Tour of the season  United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 02 May 2017: Portuguese rider and winner of this year’s Abu Dhabi Tour Rui Costa will lead a seven man strong UAE Team Emirates line-up at the 100th Giro d’Italia. Starting in Naples, the first Grand Tour of the season takes place from Friday 5 May - Sunday 28 May with ......read more

OMEGA to serve as Official Timekeeper of the Diamond League in Doha…

Dubai, UAE, May 1, 2017:  When the IAAF Diamond League reaches Doha, Qatar, on May 5th, OMEGA will be on hand as the event’s Official Timekeeper.  The Swiss brand is widely known for its expertise in athletics timekeeping, especially through its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games.  Raynald Aeschlimann, the President and CEO of OMEGA, said, “The IAAF ......read more

Abu Dhabi Film Commission and Yash Raj Films Collaborate on Salman Khan's Next Blockbuster, Tiger ...…

•    Tiger Zinda Hai is the fifth Indian film to shoot in the UAE Capital •    At 65 days, it will be Abu Dhabi’s longest-yet shooting schedule   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 1 May 2017: Abu Dhabi Film Commission is set to welcome one of India’s most anticipated Bollywood movies, Tiger Zinda Hai. The Yash Raj Films production will have its longest ......read more

IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa…

30 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE Dear Media Partners, You are invited to a press conference for the launch of the 2017 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa, hosted by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The press conference will be followed by a panel discussion and in-depth analysis of economic developments, growth ......read more

Carnival Entertainment Celebrates the Beauty of Indian Married Women in UAE at the Prestigious Mrs ...…

 DUBAI, April 30th, 2017: The Mrs India Dubai International 2017 Event, held at the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai witnessed a spectacular evening jam-packed with audiences as they watched the show unfold. Jyoti Dave was crowned the winner while Sadia Pathan Baig and Radhika Sharma emerged as the first and second runners up respectively. The beauty pageant, which is ......read more

Sennheiser Teams up With Behind the Scenes to Host Sennheiser Sound Academy in Dubai…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates- April 30, 2017 – Behind the Scenes, a leading Dubai-based production house, has successfully hosted a workshop detailing the audio aspects of cinematography with the support of Sennheiser Middle East. The free to attend five-day event, which received the patronage of partner organizers Dubai Studio City, Dubai Culture, DIFF and technology sponsor VITEC. The ......read more

Winning submission for The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2017 unveiled…

DUNESCAPE, the award-winning submission inspired by the desert environment was installed at NYU Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), unveiled the winning submission of the fifth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award at the NYU ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Line-Up for the 100th Giro D'italia Confirmed…

Rui Costa heads-up a strong nine-man team for the first Grand Tour of the season United Arab Emirates. Thursday, 28 April 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ today unveiled the line-up of the nine riders that will take part in the 100th Giro d’Italia at a special event at the new team headquarters in Magnago, Milan.  Spearheading the team will be Portuguese rider and winner of ......read more

MENA Broadcast Anti-piracy Coalition Celebrates Purge of Satellite Pirate Channels in Region…

Dubai, April 28, 2017: The MENA Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition is celebrating after public commitments by all its satellite provider members to remove pirate channel clients by the 4th May 2017.  The breakthrough came at the Coalition’s 10th meeting in Dubai attended by the region’s major broadcasters and satellite providers.  All but one of the satellite ......read more

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