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Sony Mobile announces GCC media winners of its UEFA Champions League competition

Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff Dubai, 24 March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.  23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of challenges and competitions including an amazing race, a treasure hunt and a bubble football challenge. They also attended a briefing on new Sony Mobile smartphones including Xperia XZ Premium, awarded the Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017; Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra; and previewed its latest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia L1. As part of the day-long amazing race across Kuala Lumpur, participants deduced clues, navigated the city, interacted with ......read more

Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship finale on Friday

Timetable of events; Dressage starts 8am, Show Jumping 9.30am and Cross Country 2pm Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017:  The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Desert Palm Equestrian Centre, Dubai. The prestigious Equestrian Championship is organized in association with Dubai Police, Dubai Tourism and MASERATI.  Known as one of the largest equestrian shows in the region, this show has grown in popularity and registered numbers since its inception. More than 3,000 visitors registered to attend the show, which incorporates three Olympic disciplines - namely Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, all in one day. The show is the culmination to a very full season for the Emirates Equestrian Federation ......read more

Step Up Academy is the First Ever UAE Dance School Chosen to Perform at Disneyland Paris

A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th March, the unique group of 22 young dancers from 14 different countries will showcase their talent at the ‘Perform in the Magic’ show in front of an audience of more than one thousand spectators – proudly representing the rich diversity of the UAE as well as its position as a hub for high quality art and dance.  Following a strict audition process, the young group made it through with the support of their five dance teachers ......read more

This Spring La Roca Village hosts the first ‘Cracking Art' exhibit in Spain

Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together once again this season at La Roca Village in a blaze of colour and light to convey the essence of spring. The artistic movement Cracking Art presents its first exhibition in Spain, at the invitation of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village. From 1 March to 31 May, La Roca Village will host a surprising and multicoloured invasion of 40 large artworks of snails, rabbits, swallows and frogs created out of plastic, a material ......read more

Fun and games with ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman' these school holidays

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game, and everyone is invited to take part. With games of skill and dexterity located in fun-filled arenas throughout the mall, shoppers and visitors can take on challenges and get a chance to win fantastic prizes too. Open daily from 4pm to 10pm, pit your wits against an array of challenges, which you have just 60 seconds to complete! Discover the action-packed game zones at Main Atriums on Level S1 and ......read more

duFC Concludes Highly Successful Second Season Celebrated in front of 10,000 supporters at Dubai Mall

duFC Finals witnesses Clasico Revival with Puyol’s team beating Salgado’s   Presence of the country’s senior sports and educational authorities attests to the importance of this scouting platform for the country’s football future Six-month nationwide tournament with over 7,000 players, 1,060 games, 3,864 goals  Dubai, UAE – March 19, 2017 – Against the deafening cheers of 10,000 supports and spectators at Dubai Mall throughout the day, du Football Champions crowned the 2016/2017 season winners of the UAE Schools & Streets Cup, the nation’s official youth football Cups. In recognition of the platform’s importance at a national level, the Finals were attended by H.E. Ibrahim Abdul Malik, General Secretary of the General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare, Mr. ......read more

IndiaCast announces the launch of the 4th Season of COLORS CricQuiz 2017

To be hosted by Jaggu and Tarana, the current season will premiere on 26th March, every Sunday at 8pm on Colors TV Dubai, UAE, 19th March 2017:   Following the stupendous success of the previous seasons, IndiaCast brings to you yet another entertaining edition of COLORS CricQuiz - the most definitive cricket quizzing championship for the viewers of COLORS TV in Middle East and Africa. All set to premiere on Sunday, March 26th at 8PM (UAE time), the 4th Season of this nail biting quiz show will be hosted by Presenter extraordinaire, Jaggu and Tarana. The auditions conducted last month saw a huge footfall with over 500 cricket fans in teams of two queuing up to showcase their knowledge about the game of cricket. The top 15 teams thus selected will now be seen contesting with each other on National platform over a period of eight ......read more

Region's largest football gaming portal, La3eeb concludes region-wide competition in Dubai

Islam Imran from Egypt walked away with a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna on winning the grand finale against eight top players from the Middle East Dubai, March 19, 2017:   La3eeb, the region’s largest online football gaming platform, hosted the grand finale of its eight-week long gaming competition in a live online match in Dubai recently. The gala event, which was attended by the crème de la crème of the region's football community, was held amidst great fanfare at the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. Islam Imran from Egypt, residing in Riyadh, KSA, was announced the winner of the competition, walking away with a grand prize of a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna.  The judging panel consisted of legendary football players Hazem Emam from Egypt and Fahad Al-Harifi Al-Bishi from Saudi Arabia ......read more

Sharjah Museums to Open Unique Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization features work of renowned British Muslim photographer Peter Sanders. Exhibition at Sharjah Museum of Civilization runs until June 11.  SHARJAH, March 17, 2016:  Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization today opened an exhibition giving a rare glimpse into the lives of Muslims in China as documented by the world’s preeminent photographer of Muslim communities.  The exhibition Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the Lens of Peter Sanders is a comprehensive photo essay of 50 large-scale images that reflects the vibrant and diverse lives of Muslims at work, at school, at rest, and at worship in all corners of the country.  The images were captured over a period of 20 years by British photographer Peter Sanders, himself a Muslim. The exhibition ......read more

Hassan Al Qayedi, Afra Al Badi emerge champions in Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun for Locals

Crowning of winners take place in festive atmosphere after over 1,000 shooters competed for honours DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The Fazza Championships for Shooting Saktoun for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre concluded on Thursday at the Dubai Police Shooting Square in Ruwayyah area, with over 1,000 participants competing in five categories to win handsome cash prizes allocated to the first three positions. The crowning of the winners of the tournament after several days of intense competition took place amid a festive atmosphere in the presence of HE Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC; Brigadier General Mohammed Obaid Al Muhairi, Head of the tournament organizing committee; and other senior officials of HHC. The duo of Rashed Al Kaabi and Saeed Al Kaabi clinched first place in the ......read more

‘1001 Titles' Reaches 60% of Target

Emirati Arabic books on track for landmark publishing initiative Sharjah, March 17th, 2017:  During its participation in the 46th edition of the London Book Fair, the management of the ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has announced that it has reached 60% of its target to launch 1,001 Emirati Arabic books in two years, keeping it on track for a regional publishing milestone. Majd Al Shehhi, Manager of ‘1001 Titles’, highlighted the idea behind initiating 1001 titles to an audience of authors and publishers. The highly ambitious initiative came about following a study ordered by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), which showed the number of titles published by Emirati publishing houses was decreasing every year. The first-of-its-kind ......read more

Goran stuns world champion Branko in qualifying round of 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving

Final round of Gulf, Juniors and Open categories takes place on Saturday 18th March at Hamdan Sports Complex DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre at Hamdan Sports Complex in Ruwayyah, saw the participation of men and women in the Juniors, Gulf and Open (Professionals) as they competed in the largest tournament of its kind and one of the most challenging traditional sports. The qualifying rounds to select the best 10 divers in the Open, Gulf and Junior categories took place on Thursday 16th March with 30 of the participants advancing to the final round which will be held on Saturday 18th March commencing at 3.00 pm to vie for major honours in a competition that has gained international acclaim over the past decade. Hamad Al ......read more

Team CORUM scores dominant win in 15th Snow Polo World Cup in Kitzbuhel

Team Corum, comprising  Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup at Kitzbühel, by besting the cream of the assembled international polo field  by a superior 12.5-6 margin.  On their way to victory, Team Corum achieved a goal difference of plus 20.5, which is one of the best ever recorded in the history of the Kitzbühel event. While presenting the winners with a Bubble Luminova timepiece each, CORUM CEO Davide Traxler said “This is our first time in Kitzbühel and I am proud to associate CORUM with this major event which is also a great platform for us as we share an identical target group of customers. It has been 3 extraordinary days and CORUM is not only proud to support this fabulous sport but also this impressive team. We look forward to 2018!” This was ......read more

Art Jameel enters new phase of development

Jameel Arts Centre Dubai to open in 2018 Art Jameel expands institutional partnerships via a new collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art DUbai, UAE, March 15, 2017:  Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, today announced a number of ini-tiatives designed to enrich the thriving cultural scene in the region and beyond.  Building upon its strong history of exhibitions, educational initiatives, institutional partnerships and community outreach, Art Jameel is entering a new phase of development, marked by two major announcements today: a new Arts Centre in Dubai, due to open in winter 2018 and a long-term partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will enable the Museum to acquire works by modern and contemporary artists from the ......read more

Ben Swift Looking to Go One Better at Milan-san Remo for UAE Team Emirates

Britain aiming for win at the first Spring Classic of the season following second and third places at the same race in previous years 16 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates will line-up at the first Spring Classic of the year, Milan-San Remo, this Saturday with in-form British rider, Ben Swift, looking to better his previous results at the famous race. Swift previously finished in second and third places when riding for Team Sky in 2016 and 2014 respectively.   One of the most exciting and prestigious one day races of the season, Milan-San Remo is the first ‘Monument’ race of the year, also known by its Italian name La Classica di Primavera ("The Spring Classic") or "La Classicissima". Despite being known as the ‘sprinters’ classic’, the race is not a ......read more

A Celebration of Culture as Art Nights Returns to Dubai International Financial Centre

Launch of DIFC Art Integration Programme, showcased world-class sculptures and thought-provoking installations  Dubai-UAE: 14 March 2017:  Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub and destination for lifestyle, arts and culture, welcomed His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, in the company of his Excellency Essa Kazim, the Governor of DIFC, for the first edition of Art Nights in 2017. Under the theme of ‘Art Fresco’, the event welcomed over 3,000 visitors. A highlight on the Dubai event calendar, Art Nights showcased artists from across the globe and launched the DIFC Art Integration Programme, with exhibits from world-renowned artists Sir Tony Cragg and Oliviero Rainaldi in the Gate Village and around the ......read more

Barjeel Art Foundation and Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts present Lines of Subjectivity: Portrait and Landscape Paintings

Major works from Arab collection come to Jordan for the first time: Opens: 9 March till 31 May 2017 Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation inaugurated an art exhibition from its permanent collection at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman. UAE Ambassador to Jordan Bilal Rabie Al Budoor attended the opening, which was held under the patronage of Princess Rym al-Ali and Princess Wijdan Ali, founder of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Curated by Suheyla Takesh and Dr. Khalid Khreis, this exhibition explores the development of landscape painting and portraiture in the Arab World in the first half of the 20th century. It looks into evolving styles and approaches towards representation, along with the artists’ subjective perspectives and understanding of the world. The ......read more

100 kick-off first day of qualifying for Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals

Total of 500 participants expected to participate in the tournament ahead of final on 15th March  DUBAI, 14th March 2017:  More than 100 competitors participated on the first day of qualifiers in the Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) in the Dubai Police Shooting Square at Ruwayyah on Sunday 12th March 2017. It is the largest tournament of its kind dedicated for Locals in the UAE with lucrative cash awards and is expected to attract to attract 500 men, juniors and women competitors ahead of the finals to be held on Wednesday 15th March. Participants registered from early morning in the Men and Junior Men's categories qualifying round which will take place on the first two days of competition while the 'Plates' Team ......read more

Paris-nice Wrap Up: Sergio Henao Wins Overall Leader, UAE Team Emirates in Good Spirits

‘The Race to the Sun’ wrapped up today with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) Clinching the Yellow Jersey Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  The Paris- Nice WorldTour race has come to an end with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) as overall leader. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) held on to win Paris-Nice by two seconds with Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) in second place and David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors) in third; Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) was 7th at 21". Consistent and remarkable performance was displayed on part of the UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, who are now looking ahead to enhancing their performance for the remainder of the season. Diego Ulissi: "Paris-Nice was an interesting test of my ability for me. I’d previously consistently participated in Tirreno-Adriatico across several years, however ......read more

The Nation's Best 8 Teams Claim their Spot at the duFC finals

Dubai, UAE – 13 March 2017:  With the finals of duFC just one step away, the Abu Dhabi, Northern Emirates and Dubai’s 32 strongest teams in the UAE Schools, Streets Cups faced off in the national semi-finals on Saturday to secure their place in the finals of duFC, in partnership with Liga.  The competition’s most intense match day yet witnessed dramatic exits and some favorites clearing their way to the nationwide Finals to be held on March 18, 2017 at Dubai Mall’s Ice Rink in front of thousands of spectators.  The stakes were even higher as teams were not only battling it out to take home the gold and an unforgettable trip to Spain to watch FC Barcelona in a live match in Malaga but also to impress the LaLiga scouts who were closely observing every match of the only international ......read more

‘Spring into Yas' to Deliver a Vibrant Array of Events and Activities on Yas Island

Spring festivals and events being held between March 17 – April 29, 2017, across several Yas Island attractions Trailblazing Blue Man Group to perform at du Forum from April 18 – 22, followed by a UAE-debut headline show by highly-acclaimed recording artist Olly Murs on April 28 Extensive line-up of hands-on activities and captivating entertainment for the whole family at the Yas Marina, Yas Mall and Yas Waterworld  Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, is set to embrace a fresh spring season with its colourful ‘Spring into Yas’ campaign— rolling out an extensive array of family-friendly events and entertaining activities from March 17 to April 29, 2017. The upcoming season will see bold performances by the theatrical Blue Man Group ......read more

E-sports stages stunning comeback, snatching victory from FCBEscola

UAE FA Academy League Week 7 Results 12 March 2017, Dubai, UAE:  E-Sports came back in top form in Week 7 of the du UAE FA Academy League with a fierce determination to win back the three points they had conceded last week in their defeat against du LaLiga HPC.   However, their game against FCBEscola was not looking promising with FCBEscola’s Max Foster opening the score line at the 7th minute with a powerful goal. The team continued to dominate the first half which resulted in another goal, this time from Chris Moussa, giving FCBEscola a 2-0 lead at half time. In the second half, E-sports were undeterred, coming back on the offensive and creating many attempts on goal from outside the box.  FCBescola retaliated with a similar offensive play, striking the ball towards the E-Sports goal from the wings and ......read more

UAE Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge Announced by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2017:  Global technology leader Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today the call for participants in its year-long Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge. Launched in partnership with Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services, the program will challenge teams from across UAE universities to design, develop, and integrate payloads onto a Lockheed Martin INDAGO, an UAS with leading endurance, payload options and advanced ground control software.  In-line with the UAE’s strategic human capital development goals, the competition aims to encourage local engagement within the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields by introducing UAE youth to fun, inspiring activities that develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to take ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan to Inaugurate 12th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference Organized by Dubai Production City

Innovation-led business communities around the world need to create business-friendly environments to become key enablers and seize industry opportunities, says Majed Al Suwaidi Dubai-UAE: 12 March, 2017:  In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Dubai Production City (DPC), the leading business hub enabling the global and local publishing, printing and packaging industries to excel, is set to organize the 12th World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Middle East Conference between March 13 and14, 2017.  Marking the first time for WAN-IFRA to partner with an external organization to co-host the conference, the feat reaffirms DPC’s role as a dynamic leader that attracts global players in the media production industry, ......read more

Catch It If You Can Global Village Brings Back “Catch The Cash”

Dubai, 12th Mar 2016:  Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has brought back its popular game activation for kids and adults alike ‘Catch the Cash’. The activation involves guests at Global Village catching and winning up to AED 250,000! Global Village guests can be a part of this instant gratification game and get a chance to win cold, hard cash by simply scanning their regular entry ticket at a big glass dome structure next to the Roman Amphitheatre inside the park. The ticket instantly gets the guest an access to the draw, which gives the participants the chance to test their ‘money grabbing’ skills inside the dome where they have 21 seconds (marking the 21st season) to catch as much banknotes as possible.  With AED 25,000 to be won every day, the activation will ......read more

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Emiratis and expatriates embark on marathon ‘Camel Trek' in the desert of the UAE…

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‘Become a Desert Hero' at the Maiden Edition of Sharjah Sports Desert Festival 2017…

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Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority welcomes five new countries joining the falconry ...…

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Tola, Degefa lead Ethiopian clean sweep at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon…

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Bekele to Lead Runners Through the 200,000 Mark at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon…

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Inviting Corporates for an Exciting CSR Football Tournament organized by Al Noor and Bank of Sharjah…

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Centuries old Emirati traditional housing amazes visitors to Heritage Village in Global Village…

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Cricket Legends James Anderson, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis Join Celebrity Team at 2017 Abu Dhabi ...…

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Sharjah Women Sports Foundation Strengthens Emirate's Commitment…

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Meet Shah Rukh Khan at Arabian Center…

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In Line with the National Program of Happiness and Positivity Dubai Culture Appoints CEO of ...…

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JESS Arabian Ranches Wins Senior ESKC Round Three…

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Convoy fit and ready to embark on ‘Camel Trek' in the desert of the UAE…

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Major Bonus on Offer for New World Record at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon…

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Sheikh Hamdan awards win to runner-up after ‘Ghaith' dazzles in Fazza Championship for Falconry ...…

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Athletes Primed for the Bekele Factor at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon…

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Rashid Hamad Al Nuaimi’s falcon recorded fastest time of 18.680 seconds among GCC nationals  DUBAI, 11th January 2017:  Qatar falconers tasted a double triumph in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Tuesday 10th January.   In what turned out to be a family affair, Mohammed Rashid Hamad Al ......read more

Dubai Culture Signs MoU to Provide Reading Opportunities at Dubai Airports…

Initiative supports UAE National Strategy for Reading and enhances Dubai’s position as a cultural destination among passengers Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 January, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airports to provide reading ......read more

Dubai Autodrome to Host Twelfth Edition of Hankook 24h Dubai…

Up to 100 cars expected to challenge in the iconic endurance race Dubai, UAE, 11 January 2017:  Race teams from around the globe have flown into Dubai this week to prepare for the Hankook 24H Dubai (12-14 January), the first round of the 2017 24H Series powered by Hankook. The race paddock at Dubai Autodrome is now full of containers and cars, with officials and pit crews bustling in ......read more

Olympic riders set to take reins of over 300 horses at Al Shira'aa International Horse Show ...…

This prestigious show is inspired by H.H.Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Al Nahyan and is being hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 10th, 2017 - Al Forsan International Sports Resort will host the first Al Shira’aa International Horse Show on January 11th. The event goes on till January 14th, this four-day event will have daily sporting ......read more

Dubai Culture supports ‘We Are With You' forum for people with special needs…

Dubai Public Library participation includes reading and educational activities, in collaboration with Al Maktoum Foundation Dubai – The United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its support of the ‘We Are With You’ forum held under the ......read more

Maiden SWS Junior Victory for Zaid Haddad…

Labrooy tops SWS Senior Cup and Winter wins SWS Masters Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2017:  A brilliant qualifying session at Dubai Kartdrome on Monday (9 January) saved the night for Zaid Haddad, edging him past Keanu Al Azhari and putting him on the top step of the SWS Junior Cup Podium for the first time.  Romaldo Labrooy and Carsten Winter both returned to winning ways to claim SWS ......read more

Longines timed the Dubai World Cup Carnival races at Meydan Racecourse…

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 10th January, 2017 - Swiss watchmaker, Longines presented the first set of Dubai World Cup Carnival races at the Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, 5th of January, 2017. As Official Timekeeper and Pillar Partner of Meydan, Longines kicked off the thrilling Dubai World Cup Carnival that sets in motion the countdown to the Dubai World Cup, which ......read more

The Falcon ‘Ghaith' makes winning start for Fazza (Sheikh Hamdan) in Falconry Tilwah Championship…

Dubai Crown Prince’s entry records fastest time in Hurr Wahish Farkh category  DUBAI, 10th January 2017:  The falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, ‘Ghaith’, made a spectacular entry in the Falconry Championship Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Monday 9th ......read more

Longines Presents Another Successful Edition of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ...…

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 9th January 2017 – Illustrious Swiss watchmaker, Longines, marked yet another successful presentation of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup, which took place on the 7th of January at the Dubai International Endurance City. Furthering its commitment to the equestrian arena, Swiss watchmaker Longines was once ......read more

The Shah of Indian theatre returns to Dubai – and he's not alone…

Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley Productions set to stage “Riding Madly off in all Directions”, starring besides the legendary actor, his wife Ratna Pathak Shah, and children Heeba, Vivaan and Imaad  Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017:  Theatre aficionados can now mark the date on their calendar for the latest Motley Production, “Riding Madly off in all Directions,” ......read more

Global Village Makes a Couple's Dream Come True!…

Filipino couple gets to experience ‘the world’ through Global Village.  Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017:   Global Village, the region’s first-ever, multicultural festival park, is known for its fabulous entertainment, shopping and cultural offerings but more importantly it is known for its true Emirati hospitality towards its guests.  A frequent visitor to ......read more

Qatar Airways Partners With Novo Cinemas With 7* Luxury Service…

DOHA, Qatar, 08 January 2017:  Qatar Airways is sponsoring the first-class 7-star cinema experience at iconic Novo Cinemas across Qatar, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, introducing customers within the region to a luxury entertainment experience. The seven-star service includes valet parking, luxury lounges and special gourmet food menu ordered from fully reclining leather seats. Each ......read more

Bright Lights and Big City Awaits Panasonic Jaguar Racing At Million Dollar VISA Vegas eRace…

Dubai, January 8, 2017:  Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans will swap race seats for Playseats as they compete in the VISA Vegas eRace in the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas on 7 January 2017. All 20 professional FIA Formula E racing drivers will battle against 10 professional simulator racing stars in the Las Vegas eRace for a share of one million dollars, the largest ......read more

Junior falconers steal limelight in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

Entries of Ahmed Bu Dahoum Al Muhairi and Mubarak Rashid Saeed Al Kindi clocked fastest times  DUBAI, 8th January 2017:  Junior falconers, some of them just below three years old, took center stage in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Al Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Saturday 7th January.  The young stars displayed great ......read more

Matt Terry Crowned X Factor Winner 2016…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 08 January 2017:  Matt Terry has been crowned X Factor winner 2016. The 23-year-old beat Sharon Osbourne's finalist, Finnish singer Saara Aalto, to clinch the title. The waiter from Bromley fell over and shouted "oh my God" as the winner was announced by host Dermot O'Leary. Breaking down in tears, Matt said: "Thank you. Thank you ......read more

Perfect score of 50 achieved as AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youllah hots up…

Ahmed Abdullah Aharsusi advances to the next round of competition DUBAI, 8th January 2017:  The fifth episode of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah saw the perfect score of 50 being achieved by a finalist for the first time this season, in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday 6th January night, as three more contestants began their quest for the ......read more

The Boxtones Announced as Red Bull Opening Act for 117Live's Sir Elton John Gig in Dubai…

UAE-based rock band, The Boxtones, will open for pop icon on January 20th Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2017:  The first Red Bull Opening Act to perform in Dubai has now been announced. On January 20th, UAE-based rock-pop band The Boxtones will open for British music legend Sir Elton John at the Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, as part of his Wonderful Crazy Night world tour.  Red ......read more

Wheelchair Athletes Set for Battle Royal at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon…

Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2017:  Canadian wheelchair athlete Josh Cassidy, the fastest man ever to complete a marathon anywhere in the world, will be out to dethrone defending champion JohnBoy Smith when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon gets underway on January 20. Thirty two year-old Cassidy stormed the 2012 Boston Marathon in a world record time of 1h:18m:25s – a record that ......read more

Zabeel team impress on debut in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

Keen tussle for supremacy between F3 falconers Khalifa Ahmed bin Mijrin and Rashid Saeed Al Kindi  DUBAI, 7th January 2017:  Team Zabeel made an impressive debut in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Friday 6th January.  The largest and most popular among the series of falconry championships, the ......read more

MRM Falcons and F3 shatter records on third day of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

Falcons break 18-second barrier regularly despite windy conditions  DUBAI, 5th January 2017:  The Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) produced record-breaking performances on third morning of competition in Dubai on Wednesday 4th January.  In yet another duel for supremacy between Team F3 and MRM Falcons, the ......read more

Record number of 670 compete on second day of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

Legendary falconer Obeid Salim bin Shannah makes his presence felt  DUBAI, 4th January 2017:  The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw a record number of 670 entries for four categories on the second day of competition in Dubai on Tuesday 3rd January.  They were for Jeer Shaheen Farkh, Jeer Shaheen Jernas, ......read more

Challenge Yourself With a Triathlon in the New Year as Yas Marina Circuit Releases Course Maps for ...…

Course maps now available for 2017 TriYAS - all routes will run within the F1® track to ensure fast times for all entrants  Comprehensive Triathlon Training Programme for participants looking to take part in Yas Marina Circuit’s beginner-friendly triathlon  Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 03 January, 2017:  As 2017 gets off to a flying start so does training for TriYAS ......read more

MRM Falcon and F3 fastest as Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah kicks off with RC Airplane ...…

Thrilling spectacle of man, machine and falcons coordinating to perfection     DUBAI, 3rd January 2017:  The Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) kicked off in Dubai with the qualifying round of RC (Remote Controlled) Airplane in the Sheikhs category on Monday 2nd January.  The largest and most popular ......read more

Lasvit Trophy Raised by Rafael Nadal at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship…

ABU DHABI, UAE 02 January 2017:  A staple that marks the beginning of the season for the best in tennis, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Raphael Nadal proudly raised the gold trophy, designed by, Lasvit, the official trophy supplier of the event for the 7th year running. Bringing the best in tennis to Abu Dhabi, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, saw legendary Rafael Nadal ......read more

Popular Pakistani Singer Atif Aslam to Perform at Global Village…

Pakistan Pavilion presents Atif Aslam in concert for music-lovers from across the sub-continent  Dubai, UAE, January 2, 2017:   Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, will host for the first time one of the most popular singers to come out of Pakistan; Atif Aslam, on Friday, January 13th, 2017 as part of its concert series every Friday. The concert is ......read more

New art collection feature about Zeina Zebian - Artist, Designer, and Creator…

Shoe Connoisseur Zeina Zebian - Artist, Designer, and Creator Zeina Zebian, Dubai based artist and designer has taken her love for shoes to another level by elevating her creativity and design experience into sculptural art pieces.  Zeina is a Lebanese who was born in Dubai and was brought up in the Emirates. Growing up, she spent many summers in Vienna, which influenced her artistic ......read more

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