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UAE TEAM EMIRATES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH ABU DHABI CYCLING CLUB

UAE Team Emirates | Thursday 23 January   Following the success of the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy launched last year, UAE Team Emirates have announced their partnership with Abu Dhabi Cycling Club to establish a clear development pathway for children interested in cycling in the UAE.   The Academy was created with the aim of introducing young people to the sport of cycling. The academy provides children from the age of 8 – 11 with cycling coaching, designed to build confidence and fitness as well as improve bike handling skills. Launched exclusively for school children living in the UAE last year, over 1,000 children have already taken part in over 80 hours of cycling.   The 2020 program will expand on the work already done, with Abu Dhabi Cycling Club providing graduates from the in schools ......read more

Spend Time in Nature with Budget-friendly Activities with QiDZ

Dubai, UAE; 22 January 2020:   Returning to pre-holiday life can be an adjustment not only for children but for adults as well. After a marathon of celebrations, it is now time for the daunting task of balancing the books and still find compelling activities for the family. Helping parents not to break the bank at this time of the year, QiDZ, a go-to mobile app for family activities which can be downloaded for free from App Store and Google Playstore, recommends activities at venues where families can spend less and spend time together in nature: Farm Tour at Emirates Bio Farm (Al Ain) Inspire kids to live a healthy and active lifestyle and hop on to a tractor tour around the farm. Immerse in the refreshing greenery of fields and greenhouses while learning about organic and sustainable farming methods, as well as have a ......read more

Fernando Gaviria Leads UAE Team Emirates at Vuelta a San Juan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   Fernando Gaviria will kick start his season in Argentina at the Vuelta a San Juan on 26th January as he aims to add to his record of five stage wins in the 2.Pro ranked event.   The sprinter will be in good company as fellow South American and Argentine local Maximiliano Richeze will be back at his service as the last man in the lead out train this season. The seven-stage event will also see Brandon McNulty make his UAE Team Emirates debut as the team’s designated GC leader.     Sports Directors Marco Marzano and Simone Pedrazzini will lead the following riders: - BOHLI Tom (Switzerland) - GAVIRIA Fernando (Colombia) - MCNULTY Brandon (USA) - MOLANO Juan Sebastian (Colombia) - RICHEZE Maximiliano (Argentina) - TROIA Oliviero ......read more

Young Emirati falconers fly high at Fazza Championship for Falconry

Dubai, 21 January 2020:   The future of Emirati heritage sport is bright as falconers, as young as five years old, proved their mettle at the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Juniors Category, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) over the weekend at Al Ruwayyah desert area.   Eight races were held and at least 220 birds saw action as the youngsters proudly carried the falcons on their arms before releasing them for the competition. The annual competition for junior falconers also capped off the Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, which registered a record participation of over 3,500 birds during its three-week run.   Rashid bin Markhan, Deputy CEO of the HHC, said: “The Junior competition is the event that I always look forward to every year. We are assured that the future of ......read more

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Celebrates 20th Anniversary of WTA Tennis Thrills

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is celebrating 20 years of the WTA tournament this year. From that first exciting year, the tournament has always attracted the very best and it was fitting that the first champion would be the world number one, Martina Hingis. See below for a full round-up since then. 

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Emirati Stars Shine in 2020 Dubai O-plate

Champions Crowned at Dubai Kartdrome    Dubai, UAE, 19 January 2020:   Superstars of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) racing scene challenged some of the best kart racers in the world and came out on top in the 2020 Dubai O-Plate this weekend (17-18 January) at Dubai Kartdrome.   2020 IAME X30 Shifter Dubai O-Plate Champion The Al Qubaisi family has been making a lot of news in motorsport in the last week, with Hamda Al Qubaisi claiming pole position in the opening round of the F4UAE Championship, Khaled Al Qubaisi’s Black Falcon Team winning the 2020 Hankook 24H Dubai and now Amna Al Qubaisi winning her first Dubai O-Plate by demolishing the IAME X30 Shifter field in the Grand Final.   Amna, on CRG chassis, qualified in fourth position and managed to take one of the next three Shifter ......read more

New Dsf Challenge #dsfturns25 Rewards Festival Goers for Most Innovative, Creative and Memorable Social Media Posts

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:    As Dubai residents and visitors continue to embrace everything on offer for the milestone 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF); a new competition has launched!  The #DSFTurns25 challenge will reward members of the public who share their DSF moments using #DSFturns25 in celebration of the biggest festival to date. Recognising that it is the people who live in Dubai and the tourists who visit the city that make DSF so memorable and significant each year, the DSF Hashtag Challenge was created to highlight the voice of those who attend the concerts, watch the daily fireworks, shop in the malls, visit the outdoor markets and take part in the raffle draws every year.  Every day, one winner will win the daily prize of AED 1,000 in gift vouchers, which will be ......read more

Emirati brothers Al Ketbi dominate preliminary Camel Marathon races

Dubai, 19 January 2020:  Emirati camel rider Yahya Al Malai Al-Ketbi duplicated the achievement of his brother, Khamis Ali Saeed Al Malai Al Ketbi, by dominating the second preliminary race of the 5th National Day Camel Marathon held at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track on Friday.   Organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in cooperation with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, the National Day Camel Marathon is held annually in conjunction with the Arabian Camel Festival under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin  Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.   Two preliminary races were held for camel riders above 30 years old prior to the 5th National Day Camel Marathon, which will take place on February 7, also at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track.   Yahya and his camel Al Ramas ......read more

UAE Falconers League Kick Starts Competition with 10 teams in Al Ruwayyah

Dubai, 16 January 2020:    Ten teams from across the Emirates participated in the inaugural UAE Falconers League competitions, which kicked off on Wednesday at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area.   Organised jointly by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) and Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE Falconers League will have a total of nine rounds that will run until February 19 between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.   Rounds 2, 3 and 4 will be held on January 28, 29 and 30 in Abu Dhabi before the falconry championship returns to Al Ruwayyah in Dubai for Rounds 5, 6 and 7 on February 10, 13 and 16. The penultimate (Round 8) and final round (Round 9) will be held on February 17 and 19 respectively in the Capital Abu Dhabi.   The competing teams are Al Shuaib, Habshan, Lehbab, Al Noukhba, Al Wathba, Al Sayramy, ......read more

UAE TEAM EMIRATES KICK OFF 2020 SEASON IN AUSTRALIA

The 2020 UCI WorldTour gets underway with the Tour Down Under in less than a week’s time. The UAE Team Emirates riders will face just over 900km of racing and more than 12,000km of climbing. Key general classification stages include stage 2 to Stirling, with its uphill finish, an even stiffer uphill finish in Paracombe on stage 3, and then the final finish atop Willunga Hill. Philipsen won stage 5 last year in unique circumstances so could be the man to watch this time around.   Sports Director Allan Peiper will lead the following riders: - PHILIPSEN Jasper (Belgium)  - ULISSI Diego (Italy) - BJERG Mikkel (Denmark) - RIABUSHENKO Aleksandr (Belarus - MARCATO Marco (Italy) - LAENGEN Vegard Stake (Norway) - BYSTROM Sven Erik (Norway)   Allan Peiper said: “UAE Team Emirates is really looking forward to ......read more

Emiratis deepen their love for falconry

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020:    Individual Emirati falconers have demonstrated their skills in breeding champion falcons in the General Public category of the ongoing Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah. The competitions have witnessed the participation of GCC falconers as well as teams from the Sheikhs categories.    Hundreds of birds have competed in the General Public category reserved for individual falcon breeders and owners at the annual heritage sport organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) that will run until January 16 at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.   As one of the oldest traditional sports in the Arab region dating back to almost 2,000 years, falconry evolved from the Bedouin method of using falcons in hunting hares and houbara. Falcons, considered as the ......read more

OSN; The Only Place to Watch Golden Globe Winning and Nominated Content in the Middle East

Dubai, UAE; January 12, 2020:  OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network has seen an impressive 13 wins and 46 nominations for 22 of its shows at this years Golden Globe awards.  Honouring the best in entertainment from 2019’s television and movies, the 77th Golden Globes recognised outstanding content. OSN shows dominated the nominations with hit shows like Killing Eve, Chernobyl and Fosse / Verdon each scooping up three nominations. Chernobyl took home two coveted awards while Fosse / Verdon took home one. Arab-American comedy Ramy was the first win of the night with the lead actor Ramy Youssef taking home the award for ‘Best Actor in a Comedy Series’. Top OSN show Succession won both ‘Best Series Drama’ and ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series’ for the suspenseful family ......read more

du Football Champions Season 5 Successfully Kicked off Abu Dhabi Leg

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th January 2020 – Season 5 of the award-winning du Football Champions, the only international scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga and home of the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups and UAE Girls Challenge, successfully kicked off its Abu Dhabi leg at Zayed Sports City. Saturday kicked off for the UAE Streets Cup U14 category, with over 360 players registered, the largest group in that category in Abu Dhabi to date. On the field, the Future Stars team crushed it scoring a perfect 9 points in the group stages, while netting 14 goals in their three matches, securing themselves a place in the Abu Dhabi Knockout Stage.  In addition to Future Stars from Group B, also moving forward are Dream Sports FC from Group A, MFC Ace from Group C and PROWL from Group D.  “It was a great day! ......read more

Global Village Management Announcement

Saturday - January 11, 2020 - Due to prevailing weather conditions and in the interest of comfort of guests and all partners working on site, Global Village management has decided that the park will remain closed today, Saturday, January 11, 2020. The world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, will re-open tomorrow, Sunday, January 12, 2020. We look forward to welcoming guests from 4.00 pm to 12:00 am.  

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UAE Team Emirates Unveil New 2020 Team Jersey

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 09, 2020:   The UAE Team Emirates team were joined by eight new riders during the off season as they modelled the new 2020 jersey during their training camp in Spain.   Davide Formolo, Brandon McNulty and Joseph Dombrowski three of the high-profile riders joined a team that already includes Fabio Aru, Alexander Kristoff, Fernando Gaviria and Tadej Pogacar.   Champion Systems again produced the new jersey, keeping the elegance and white clarity of the 2019 design with the exception of a sponsor swap at the bottom of the jersey.   Official launch video and other imagery offer a taste of what the fans will see and support in the upcoming 2020 season: https://we.tl/t-uA0jtI07ac    The first chance to see the team donning the new kit will be the ......read more

WWE's Saudi Superstar Mansoor Reflects on His Key Moments From an Amazing 2019

2019 was a breakthrough year for Mansoor, who secured impressive victories at both Super Showdown and Crown Jewel   WWE star Mansoor says his personal highlight of what was an incredible 2019 was beating Cesaro at Crown Jewel in Riyadh with his friends and family watching on from ringside. There is no doubt 2019 was a year to remember for the Saudi-born wrestler, who as well as making his TV debut in February, went on to compete at two huge events in his home country. The first of those, Super Showdown, took place in Jeddah in July, with Mansoor unbelievably defying the odds to come out on top in the 50-man Battle Royal.  “The Battle Royal was special because I was going in as a complete unknown,” he recalls. “I thought if I could stay in until the last 10 people that would be great, and ......read more

Enforcing Against Manipulated Media

By Monika Bickert, Vice President, Global Policy Management   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020:   People share millions of photos and videos on Facebook every day, creating some of the most compelling and creative visuals on our platform. Some of that content is manipulated, often for benign reasons, like making a video sharper or audio more clear. But there are people who engage in media manipulation in order to mislead.  Manipulations can be made through simple technology like Photoshop or through sophisticated tools that use artificial intelligence or “deep learning” techniques to create videos that distort reality – usually called “deepfakes.” While these videos are still rare on the internet, they present a significant challenge for our industry and society as ......read more

Competition at Fazza Championship for Youlah Intensifies as quarterfinalists are announced

Dubai, 5 January 2020:   The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the complete list of quarterfinalists for the 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah.   Eissa Al Ahbabi and Obaid Salem Al Nuaimi were the last two qualifiers who were announced during the fifth episode of the championship held at Global Village’s Meydan Fort over the weekend.   The two will join early qualifiers, Emirati Yuweels (Youlah performers) Abdullah Ali Al-Ketbi and Sultan Al Ketbi, who dominated the first qualifying round.   On December 20, two more Emirati yuweels advanced to the next stage. Rashid Al Mansouri and Rashid Sultan Al Darmaki both received high scores in the public voting.   Former Junior champion Jumaa Obaid Al Abdul also made it to the quarterfinals as well as Mansour Bin Obaid ......read more

Brightest Football Stars Recognised at Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo bags his sixth Best Men’s Player of the Year award Lucy Bronze wins the first-ever Best Women's Player of the Year award     UAE, Dubai, 30 December 2019:   the 11th edition of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards draws to a conclusion with great success, at the culmination of a two-day session that saw the most influencial personalities in the world of international football appear on the stage of the Dubai International Sports Conference to discuss the most current issues in the football world.    This year, 17 awards were presented during the Globe Soccer evening event, which saw Portuguese champion Cristiano Ronaldo honored for the sixth time as Best Men’s Player of the Year.    Therefore, Cristiano once again wins the top prize ......read more

Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah kicks off on Monday with RC Airplane

Dubai, 29 December 2019: The new season of the Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), starts on Monday (December 30) at Al Ruwayyah, Dubai. Held under the generous directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the falconry championship, which is one of the oldest and largest tournaments of its kind, will run until January 16 next year, with participation from Emirati and GCC falconers.   Deeply rooted to Emirati culture and traditions, the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah will continue to hone the skills of top falconers and find new talents in the season that promises to be the biggest so far. Falconry is a traditional and highly valued custom in the UAE, reflecting the Bedouin love of this ......read more

More Than Half of UAE Parents Don't Know the Legal Requirements for Child Seat Belt Use, According to New Survey

• New survey conducted by INFINITI Middle East as part of major new road safety awareness campaign  • More than half (55%) of parents in the UAE do not feel that children should be wearing seat belts at all ages • According to UAE law, everybody in the vehicle has to wear a seat belt at all times, and children up to four years of age must be provided with a child safety seat     Dubai, UAE, 29 December 2019:   More than half (55%) of parents don’t know the legal requirements for child seat belt use in the UAE, according to new survey.    Whilst 91% of parents said they require children to wear a seatbelt in the car, the research, conducted by INFINITI Middle East, showed conflicting opinions on the age when the safety practice should be ......read more

14th Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Longlist for ‘Literature' Category

  13 works longlisted out of 438 nominations    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 December 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the longlist for the ‘Literature’ category of the Award’s 14th edition (2019/2020), selecting 13 works out of 438 nominations. The majority of longlisted authors hail from UAE, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon.    The ‘Literature’ longlist consists of 11 novels and two works of poetry.   The longlisted novels are as follows:  1.‘Abna wa Ahtheya’ (Sons and Shoes), by Mohsen Al-Ramli (Iraq/Spain), published by Dar al-Mada in 2018. 2.‘Takecardia’, by Amir Taj al-Ser (Sudan), published by Hachet Antoine/Nofal in 2019. 3.‘Al Hai Al Hai’, by Ali Al-Shaali (UAE), issued ......read more

Lenovo Hosts its First-Ever Female Gamer Tournament in the Middle East

Pledge to Enhance Female Representation in Gaming   DUBAI – December 23, 2019:   As part of its continuous engagement of the gaming community in the Middle East, Lenovo hosted it’s first-ever tournament for female gamers in the region – the Girl Legion Cup. Held in collaboration with Gamers Hub Middle East at Warehouse Four, Dubai, the event drew together a host of gaming talent from across the UAE to compete as well as share industry expertise and attend panel discussions from key industry opinion leaders During the course of the day, female gamers had the opportunity to socialize and compete, playing popular titles such as PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Within a panel discussion, Muna Al Nuaimi, Strategy Expert – Department of ......read more

Cappellini Eyes More World Titles for Team Abu Dhabi After Quadruple Triumph

We have great drivers, but fantastic team spirit is key to success, says powerboat racing legend   Abu Dhabi, 23rd December, 2019:  Guido Cappellini has quickly set his sights on more world titles for Team Abu Dhabi after a spectacular season which brought an unprecedented quadruple success.   Team manager Cappellini has now delivered 11 world championships to Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club since taking charge in February 2015.   Shaun Torrente’s second UIM F1H2O World Championship driver’s title arrived in dramatic style in Sharjah last weekend along with a third successive team crown.   It followed the team’s World Endurance Championships triumph earlier in the year, and Rashed Al Qemzi’s achievement in landing the UIM F2 world driver’s title ......read more

Five-star Nadal Reigns Supreme in Abu Dhabi

• World No.1 secures record fifth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title with 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas • More than 15,000 fans cheered on eight high-octane matches across three days • Championship once again brings the best in sports and entertainment to UAE capital     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 22 December, 2019:   Rafael Nadal marked his 10th Mubadala World Tennis Championship anniversary by picking up a record fifth Abu Dhabi title with victory over the in-form Stefanos Tsitsipas in a scintillating final at a sold-out Abu Dhabi International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City on Saturday night.   Three days of high-intensity on-court action and the best entertainment in the Tennis Village, culminated in a gripping final contest between the World No. 1 and ......read more

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Emirates Partners with the West Asian Football Federation Championship…

Emirates to become Official Partner and Airline for tournament to be hosted for first time in Iraq Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Emirates has today announced an agreement which will see it as the Official Partner and Airline for the ninth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship, taking place in Erbil and Karbala, Iraq from 2-14 August ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Takes Two More Top 10 Finishes in Stage 11 at the Tour De France…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff finished 7th and 9th respectively in today’s sprint finish, despite a mechanical in the final 500m that prevented Kristoff from fully exploiting another impressive lead out from the team’s up and coming young Belgian rider. The race was won by a matter ......read more

Indian playback singer Amit Kumar to dazzle guests with a vibrant performance at Rajmahal Theatre ...…

Dubai, 17 July 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting a live concert with leading Indian playback singer Amit Kumar on July 26th, where he will perform some of his classic hits. Versatile singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar, will pay tribute to his father ......read more

MG Motor becomes the Global Partner of Liverpool Football Club as the British-born brand's ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   On July 15th, at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium, MG Motor signed a contract with Liverpool FC that sees the British-born automotive brand become the world-famous football club’s official global partner. With British sporting spirit in its DNA, MG Motor will further extend its status as an international ......read more

Leading Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra performs to a packed house at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Popular Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, entertained guests with a hilarious no-holds-barred show on July 12  at the Rajmahal Theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. This was Kamra’s ......read more

Instagram launches new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019: Instagram has announced it is rolling out new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying. The tools are grounded in a deep understanding of how people bully each other and how they respond to bullying on Instagram and are only two steps on a longer path.  Instagram has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for years to detect bullying ......read more

A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld: the White Shirt Project…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   The Maison KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the launch of “A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project,” to celebrate the late creative director’s legacy through one of his most beloved styles: the white shirt.  Artists, actors, models, designers and friends of Karl have been invited to create their ......read more

All-out Sprint in Albi as Philipsen Takes Sixth and Martin Breaks Into the General Classification ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen secured a top 10 finish on stage 10 of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish in the French town of Albi.   It was a tough day at the saddle with strong winds, evident as the peloton got to the final 60km and the pace was upped in an attempt to reign in the breakaway ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Clinch World Endurance Crown in Poland…

All-Emirati crew claim commanding race win while Torrente, Al Qemzi,  Al Tayer, Abbate secure title on Necko Lake Abu Dhabi, UAE - 15 July, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi wrapped up their first major powerboat racing title of the season today as Shaun Torrente, Rashed Al Qemzi, Rashed Al Tayer and Italian Tullio Abbate clinched the World Endurance Championships in Augustów, ......read more

du LaLiga HPC Crowned Champions of IberCup in Spain…

Football’s Top International Youth Tournament  Dubai, UAE – July 15, 2019:  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that its U14 teams have won the IberCup, the top international youth football tournament, which took place this year in Spain between July 9-13.  The IberCup brought together the world’s strongest academies from across Europe, ......read more

Philipsen and Kristoff Claim Top 10 Spots for Uae Team Emirates in Stage 7 Sprint Finish…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  13July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ young up and coming talent, Jasper Philipsen put in another noteworthy performance at the Tour de France to claim an impressive 5th place finish in the chaotic bunch sprint finish that concluded Stage 7. Philipsen was one of two riders from the team to contest the sprint, with Alexander Kristoff coming in ......read more

Celebrated singer and composer Quratulain Balouch set to perform at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD ...…

Dubai, 10 July 2019:  Well-known singer-composer Quratulain Balouch is set to dazzle visitors with her performance at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.  Quratulain Balouch, the popular Pakistani singer, composer and a songwriter, who is known for her famous ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Opens Its Account at the Tour De France With a Second Place Finish in Stage Four…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ lead sprinter, Alexander Kristoff, showed off his form with a hard fought second place in stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France. Kristoff opened up his sprint in the final 200m after being perfectly led out by Jasper Philipsen. The Norwegian power house looked like he would take the victory, but was ......read more

DSC & Football Companies confirm the Importance of Implementing Highest Standards of Governance & ...…

Respective Bodies develop Executive Regulations to run Financial Policies and deal with Contracts, Incentives & Penalties Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:   Dubai Sports Council confirmed the importance of implementing the highest standards of governance & financial control to secure smooth running of work in the sports clubs & football companies in ......read more

DSC's Board announces Organizing of “Dubai Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition” and ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  02 July  2019:   Dubai Sports Council’s Board confirmed the importance of utilizing the artificial intelligence & technological applications to boost the sports field, as per the wise leadership’s policy  DSC’s Board has explained that Dubai Sports Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition to be convened on ......read more

Second Championship Victory This Year for Young Emirati Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri…

Rashid turns up the heat to secure WSK Euro Series Championship, in sweltering midnight race during a heatwave  Dubai, UAE – 02 July 2019: Young Emirati racing driver Rashid Al Dhaheri’s star continues to rise as he becomes World Series Karting Euro Series Champion in the Mini Series category, his second championship in a row this racing season. With consistently strong race ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Wins Lithuania Grand Prix…

Emirati driver claims opening round victory as race ends in drama Abu Dhabi, UAE, 01 July, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launched his bid to regain the UIM F2 World Championship title with victory in the Lithuania Grand Prix today as the opening round of the season ended in dramatic fashion. The 2017 world champion won in Kaunas for the second time in three years when ......read more

UNHCR and Twitter launch global campaign #KnitForRefugees…

In partnership with Kniterate, the campaign aims to raise awareness and funds to drive direct impact on an important issue facing refugees every winter    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:   UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency has partnered with Twitter and Kniterate to launch a global five-month campaign today to proactively and collectively shed light on winter as ......read more

RAKEZ Media Zone records 177% jump in licences to 360 from 130 in a year…

RAKEZ Media Zone witnesses a steep increase in investor interest with surge in new business licences   News Highlights Number of new media licences and freelancer permits grew to 360 from 130 in a year, recording 177% jump! RAKEZ Media Zone is developing a world-class media zone for the media professionals and media companies RAKEZ Media Zone will see the launch of new ......read more

Dubai Culture reevaluates the visitor experience of its culture and heritage assets…

Guided by Dubai Plan 2021 and in readiness to receive EXPO 2020’s visitors   Dubai – United Arab Emirates: June 26, 2019:  In a bid to evaluate its readiness for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, leadership of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) recently conducted field visits to all its key Heritage and culture sites across Dubai. Her Excellency Hala Badri, ......read more

Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning at Home…

Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves podium finish in Lonato, Italy…

Rashid second in the WSK Euro Series Championship as a close final is in sight Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Promising talented Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri has achieved a podium finished as he gained third position at Circuito South Garda Karting, Italy. Competing with 96 other driver in his category among 300 drivers in all cateogories. Rashid’s ......read more

A Super Sunday for UAE Team Emirates…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:  It was a weekend to remember for UAE Team Emirates as Diego Ulissi, Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen all stepped onto the podium in their respective races, with UAE Team Emirates also taking home a Team Classification win.    Ulissi topped the General Classification (GC) standings at the Tour of Slovenia after a solid ......read more

Rashed Launches Bid to Reclaim F2 Title in Lithuania…

Team Abu Dhabi duo return to F2 action after world endurance triumph Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 June, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launches his bid to reclaim the UIM F2 World Championship title next weekend in Lithuania, where the Emirati made a breakthrough in international powerboat racing two years ago. It was on the Kaunas Reservoir in 2017 that Al Qemzi followed up a ......read more

Al Jazira first-team stars Ali Mabkhout and Khalifa Al Hammadi credit academy for their development…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:   When the UAE national team begins next month’s training camp in Austria to kick off their preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualification, Al Jazira will be well represented by seven first-team players. Record-breaking striker Ali Mabkhout and promising defender Khalifa Al Hammadi are two of the players included in the 27-man list ......read more

Made in Tashkeel 2019 presents a snapshot of UAE's transforming artistic landscape this summer…

Works by 58 artists from 29 countries will be on display in the 10th edition of the exhibition from June 18  Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2019 | Tashkeel, Dubai’s leading centre for homegrown art and design, will celebrate the 10th edition of its annual summer exhibition with a display of diverse works that represent the breadth and depth of the artistic practice happening now in the ......read more

58 Days of Summer Fun Begin at Modhesh World on Friday…

• Free entry to Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre running from 21 June to 17 August 2019 • More than 100 activities, games and attractions on offer at the fun-filled themed zones • New GAC GS3 up for grabs with Modhesh World   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The region’s much awaited edutainment family destination, Modhesh ......read more

NBA Basketball School Returns to Dubai Featuring Former Nba Player Greg Minor…

NBA’s Youth Basketball Development Camp in Partnership with StryxSports to be Held in Al Barsha June 28 – July 5  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The National Basketball Association (NBA) and StryxSports, one of the UAE’s leading sports providers, today announced that the second NBA Basketball School camp will be held at the Dubai American Academy ......read more

A Big Weekend in Belgium for UAE Team Emirates…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has announced a five-man line-up for this weekends one-day races in Belgium, including young Belgian hopeful Jasper Philipsen who will make his race debut.    Joining Philipsen at Dwars door het Hageland (21 June), Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl (22 June) and Elfstedenronde (23 June) will be team-mates Rory ......read more

Special Olympics UAE takes UN stage to inspire spirit of inclusiveness through sports…

June 18thDubai, UAE:  Special Olympics UAE has called on the international community to capitalize on the power of sports to usher in a new era of social inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities as the 12thsession of UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) got under way at United Nations Headquarters in New ......read more

Pogacar Hoping to Be the Hero on Home Soil…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has blended youth and experience for the upcoming Tour of Slovenia (19-23 June), with Slovenian Time Trial (TT) Champion Tadej Pogacar leading the team’s General Classification (GC) hopes on home soil.    The youngster, who is having an impressive debut season for UAE Team Emirates will be supported by ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi award Cappellini new long-term contract…

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa says Italian powerboat racing legend has been rewarded for outstanding results   Abu Dhabi, 13 June, 2019:  Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club announced today that powerboat racing legend Guido Cappellini has signed a new long-term contract as manager of Team Abu Dhabi, the reigning F1H2O world champions.   The club says the ......read more

Instagram launches low-data mode…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Instagram recently launched a new feature designed to help you continue to enjoy the content you love on Instagram while reducing the amount of data you use on your phone. With this opt-in mode for Android only, you can view your favorite content on Instagram with reduced image loading time, by reducing the amount of data that Instagram uses ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Looking Good in Double Title Chase…

Al Mulla on top again in Italy as Al Tayer stays in hunt for Runabout GP1 title   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 June, 2019: The season is not yet half over in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship, but Team Abu Dhabi are looking good in their quest for a double title success.   While reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla continues to appear unbeatable, team-mate ......read more

17th Win of the Season for UAE Team Emirates as Pogacar Becomes a National Champion…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:  The riders of UAE Team Emirates continue their record breaking season with another win – this time courtesy of the young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar, who became a national Individual Time Trial Champion over the weekend.    His 5th victory of the season was taken on the 44km TT course in Ljubljana and became his first ......read more

Dan Martin Returns to the Road to Lead UAE Team Emirates at the Criterium Du Dauphine…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:  As the fans of UAE Team Emirates count down the days until the Tour du France, the team has been busy assembling a solid squad of riders to support their General Classification hopeful Dan Martin at the Criterium du Dauphine (9 - 16 June).    Often considered as the ultimate preparation for the Tour, the eight-stage race will see ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Fights His Way to a Third Place Finish at the Giro…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    After more than two and a half weeks of supporting his team mates, Simone Consonni was finally able to demonstrate his sprinting prowess when he exploded in the final few hundred meters of stage 18 to take a third place finish behind Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe) and the stage winner Damiano Cima (Nippo Vini Fantini ......read more

European football market revenues grow to record €28 billion as the ‘big five' leagues drive growth…

• The European football market generated €28.4bn in revenues in the 2017/18 season, according to Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance; • The ‘big five’ European leagues generated a record €15.6bn in revenue in 2017/18, a 6% increase from the previous year;  • The German Bundesliga remains the best attended European league, with average ......read more

Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Berlin for her first in-depth and exclusive interview with an American television network.  Discussing a decisive moment of her chancellery, Merkel says that she does not regret pulling away from nuclear energy in Germany, stressing the importance of renewable ......read more

DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer tournament concludes; winners honoured at closing ceremony…

Dubai, UAE; May 29, 2019:   Dubai Investments Park (DIP) announced the successful completion of its ‘DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer’ tournament, which was held under the patronage of Dubai Investments Park, approved by the Dubai Sports Council, and organised by YalaSports. The tournament featured a total of 13 teams with 23 matches played.  ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's exhilarating Roller Coaster Rally set to entertain all this Eid Al Fitr…

The Rollercoaster Rally will be on the first day of Eid Al Fitr Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:  Adrenaline junkies across the capital will be spoiled for choice this Eid Al Fitr as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s riveting Roller Coaster Rally returns for the third year running. As the grand finale to the park’s highly popular Free View season, fans and their ......read more

Get ready for some extreme fun with Cartooners by Cartoon Network MENA…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:    Kids, brace yourselves for a brand new 30-episode show called Cartooners on Cartoon Network MENA, filled with activities, pranks and challenges, to tickle your funny bone. Unleash your fun and adventurous side and tune into the Cartoon Network MENA YouTube channel every Thursday, from May 2nd until November 21st, 2019.  The Arabic ......read more

Dubai clubs win 48 titles in 2018-2019 season…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:   Clubs functioning under the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council won a total of 48 individual and team titles at the senior level in the 2018-2019 season. The success of the Dubai clubs is a reflection of the approach and support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more

Dolores Shelleh is the first Arab woman to scale Mt. Everest from the North Col…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th May 2019:   Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh has become the first Arab woman to scale Mt. Everest from its toughest North Col terrain. She is also the first Jordanian and the second Serbian to accomplish the feat. Typically, the northern Col of Mt. Everest presents more altitude issues for climbers and has recorded higher fatality numbers due to ......read more

Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed crowns Saudi Driving School as NAS Futsal Champions'…

Defending champions defeat three-time winners Fohood Zabeel 2-1 in final   May 25, 2019:  The seventh edition of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament – the biggest yet with more than 6,500 participants across 13 events – came to a close on Friday night with H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai International Marine Club, presenting Saudi ......read more

Qudoos leads the way as MGM beat DHL to win first NAS Cricket title…

Fohood Zabeel stage stunning rally to beat Dubai Police, meet Saudi Driving School in NAS Futsal final May 23, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – With all their big guns firing on the night, MGM cruised to a comfortable eight wicket win over DHL in the final of the NAS Cricket T10 Championship. Salim Qudoos was MGM’s big star of the night, taking two crucial wickets first to help restrict DHL ......read more

WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziegler match announced…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   When WWE Super ShowDown returns to Jeddah, Dolph Ziggler aims to undo the legacy of Kofi Kingston in what is sure to be an explosive WWE Championship showdown. The two-time World Champion made an unexpected return to the May 21 edition of SmackDown LIVE. Though Ziggler acknowledged that his initial plan was to leave the WWE Universe in ......read more

Meet the Winners of Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 Supported by du…

Three of the 10 finalists will receive du’s Business Complete solution to support in bringing their business idea to life Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   Three innovative startups have been named winners of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 hosted by Entrepreneur Middle East’s 2019 Enterprise Agility Forum and supported by du, from Emirates Integrated ......read more

Dubai Municipality down Public Prosecution to retain NAS Wheelchair Basketball title…

German Zunica and Jose Juan Matea win NAS Padel Men’s Open crown Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   Dubai Municipality defeated a resurgent Dubai Public Prosecution 59-53 to retain their NAS Wheelchair Basketball crown at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The Municipality men, who defeated the same opponents 63-46 to win the title 12 months ago, ......read more

Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy Concludes its Participation in Zayed Sports Tournament…

The tournament saw high engagement from the Emirati ladies community. FBMA introduced three new ladies-only sports tournaments this year, which are Basketball, Handball, and Archery.   Abu Dhabi, UAE -  22 May 2019:  Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) concluded its participation with Zayed Sports Tournament, last Friday, 17 May, where it offered ......read more

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