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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 2019.  The deal demonstrates Emirates’ ongoing commitment to supporting football and connecting with fans across the region. The West Asian Football Federation is one of the four regional governing bodies of the Asian Football Confederation, and consists of nine member nations in Western Asia. This year, eight national teams including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen will be competing for the ......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 of inches by Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) who marginally pipped Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to the line.   Stage 11 came after a well earned rest day for the riders and eased them back into racing with a relatively short 167km flat route from Albi to Toulouse. The day played out as expected with the inevitable breakaway being slowly reeled back in by the chasing peloton. Dan Martin was kept safe by the team’s domestiques and ......read more

Indian playback singer Amit Kumar to dazzle guests with a vibrant performance at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

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 by performing live inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels. Amit Kumar has sung several Bollywood film songs since the 1970s and has won several awards for his contribution to the Indian music industry. Working with the late musician maestro R.D. Burman, Amit attained international fame and has recorded over 170 Hindi songs. Tickets for the concert will be priced at AED 175 and AED ......read more

MG Motor becomes the Global Partner of Liverpool Football Club as the British-born brand's international status continues to grow

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 brand through its collaboration with 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool FC. As a brand that appeals to young, sporty and passionate individuals, this high-profile partnership will further boost MG’s popularity in the global market.  MG’s relationship with Liverpool FC started in 2016, when the brand became its official partner in China. After more than three years of cooperation, MG has engaged with huge audiences of fans ......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 first performance at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and he didn’t disappoint with his witty lines and wisecracks. Needless to say, guests left with their funny bone tickled!  

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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 and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos. In the last few days, it has started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be considered offensive before it is posted.  This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification. Early tests have shown that it encourages some people to ......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 own version of his iconic white shirt, including Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Alessandro Michele,Takashi Murakami, and more. Carine Roitfeld, creative visionary and a longtime friend of Karl’s, will curate the global project. As Karl once said, “If you ask me what I’d most like to have invented in fashion, I’d say the white shirt. For me, ......read more

All-out Sprint in Albi as Philipsen Takes Sixth and Martin Breaks Into the General Classification Top 10

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 that had led the race until then. With 20km to go, an echelon was opened and the peloton fractured into three groups, with the first making sure they pulled away. The relentless pace kept going till the finish line, with Jasper Philipsen showing his potential to compete with some of cycling’s top sprinters. The photo-finish confirmed Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win, Philipsen was sixth.   It was also a ......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, Poland. This time the honours on the day went to the all-Emirati crew of Majed Al Mansoori, Mohamed Al Mehairbi, Rashed Al Remeithi and Faleh Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 36 who recorded a commanding victory in the second of two back-to-back six-hour races to finish runners up in the series. But sixth place was enough to ensure American Torrente, Emiratis Al Qemzi and Al Tayer and Italian Tullio in Abu Dhabi 35 secured the world endurance crown ......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, North and South America, Asia and Africa, providing youth the opportunity to face-off in a highly competitive 11-aside tournament.  This year witnessed the participation of top teams from Brazil, Spain, France, Portugal, Sweden, United States, Canada, Ukraine, Egypt, Morocco and Hungary, with du LaLiga HPC proving their might and bringing home the gold trophy to the UAE.   With an undefeated winning streak throughout the ......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 just behind him in 10th place. The race was won by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo Visma) after a mammoth 6 hour stage.    Stage 7 was to be the longest at this year’s tour, a 230km pan flat route from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone. For the majority of the stage it looked as if the peloton had decided to give itself a day off after yesterday’s brutal outing in the mountains, riding the first 225km of the route at a relatively ......read more

Celebrated singer and composer Quratulain Balouch set to perform at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

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 track Woh Humsafar Tha, will entertain guests on July 19th inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels.   Balouch has won various awards including Pakistan’s Youngest Achievement Award UK and Europe 2011 in Britain, Singer of the Year at Pakistan Media Awards and many others.    Tickets for the concert will be priced at AED 175 and AED 145 for the Black Diamond ......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 narrowly beaten to the line by Elia Viviani (Deceuninck Quick Step) after more than five hours of racing.    Stage 4 from Reims to Nancy was a relatively flat affair, with only two short inclines for the peloton to crest during the 213.5km route. The day was set-up for pure sprinters, who were all present with their lead out trains in the final run-in to the line. With 3kms to go Kristoff was able to work his way to the front of ......read more

DSC & Football Companies confirm the Importance of Implementing Highest Standards of Governance & Financial Control

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 Dubai, as part of common collaboration with respective entities; top of which are the Financial Audit Authority and Department of Finance. The requested standards of governance & financial control are part of DSC’s permanent efforts to alleviate government support for football companies and to adopt rational expending policy. The executive regulations of football companies have been completed as decided by DSC in coordination ......read more

DSC's Board announces Organizing of “Dubai Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition” and reviews other Important Reports

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 14th & 15th Oct. 2019 with participation of elite group of top world companies & distinctive speakers. Approval is also made for the sessions & programs of the Conference; the first of its kind in UAE and the entire region. The Conference’s details & other matters were all announced during the 5th periodical meeting of DSC’s Board, chaired by H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer, Deputy Chairman of DSC, in the presence of H.E. ......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 performances throughout the whole WSK Euro Series, Rashid’s second-place podium finish in this challenging final night edition race at Adria International Raceway, saw him finish the series with a mammoth 300 points. This placed a significant gap of 65 points ahead of his nearest competitor, achieving a resounding championship victory. This final race weekend of the series took place from 6pm until 1am, a wholly new experience for Rashid, ......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 Norwegian Tobias Munthe-Kaas collected a one lap penalty for a race buoy infringement after finishing ahead of the Emirati. It meant a perfect start to the season for Al Qemzi, who began the opening round of the 2019 season in pole position after dominating the previous day’s qualifying session. On a day when gusting winds again created problems for the 20 drivers, Al Qemzi immediately lost his advantage when the 45 lap race got ......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 an important issue facing Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the MENA region. Currently around 14 million Syrians and Iraqis are displaced in the region.  The needs in the region remain significant. UNHCR has already started planning for the upcoming winter. Last year, UNHCR was able to reach 3.6 million Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees with winterization ......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 television channels, movie production houses and new media outlets RAKEZ hosts over 14,500 businesses within its various zones, industrial belts and economic clusters   Ras Al Khaimah, 27 June 2019: The number of new media licences and freelancer permits under RAKEZ Media Zone has jumped 177% to 360 companies and freelancers in May 2019, up from 130 in May 2018.   RAKEZ repositioned its Media Zone in May 2018, about a year ......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, Director General of Dubai Culture, along with heads of departments met with the staff at each location and assessed the progress of work being done in order to improve visitors’ journey and experience in readiness for the key global event.  These visits were a part of Dubai Culture’s continuous efforts to support enabling the goals of Dubai Plan 2021, aimed at making Dubai a city of happy, creative, and empowered people, and ......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 development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates.    Yet without the textbooks and library, why is home an ideal place to learn? As a start, in many cases, it replaces the traditional, row-by-row directive teaching format and instead provides an interactive, anxiety-free, and often joyful ......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 third-place sets up a close final, as he is now second behind the WSK Euro Series Championship, with the tournament to be decided next weekend in Adria – Italy. The final race of the series will be set as a midnight race, a totally a news experience for Rashid In a series of toughly-fought heats, Rashid was often outside in the second row, a challenging position, however he had success in achieving third position for most of the heats. ......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 performance across the week, finishing 22” ahead of his nearest competitor. At the same race, Tadej Pogačar went home with the Youth Classification and narrowly missed out on a top three GC finish; finishing fourth overall. It was smiles all around though, as the team’s overall efforts were rewarded with the Team Classification title.    Meanwhile, Jasper Philipsen sprinted to third place at the Elfstedenronde one-day ......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 brilliant pole position with victory in the Lithuanian Grand Prix on his F2 debut, a result which laid the foundations for his championship triumph. He will be joined again in this season’s opening round by Rashid Al Tayer, less than two months after the two Emiratis combined with Shaun Torrente and Tullio Abbate to give Team Abu Dhabi a superb World Endurance Championship victory in the 24 Hours of Rouen in France. Al Qemzi, who lost ......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 following their impressive individual displays during the 2018-19 season. Mabkhout’s 20-goal tally saw him finish second in the Arabian Gulf League’s scoring charts while Al Hammadi built on his 2017-18 breakthrough season to establish himself as a first-team starter with 25 appearances. The pair will be joined in Salzburg by their fellow Al Jazira team-mates - Ali Khaseif, Mohamed Al Attas, Salim Rashid, Khalfan Mubarak and ......read more

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Taste of Dubai to host exclusive first sample of Masterchef, the TV Experience…

MasterChef Australia star Matt Preston to judge public competition: The Mystery Box Cooking Challenge  Dubai, UAE – Monday 4th March 2019: As anticipation builds ahead of the April opening of MasterChef, the TV Experience, fans of the international TV sensation can sample an exclusive taste of what’s in store at the new restaurant during Taste of Dubai, which runs March 7-9 at ......read more

Sky News Arabia champions inclusion ahead of opening of Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi…

Comprehensive coverage of the World Games across all Sky News Arabia platforms Live broadcasts from the Flame of Hope torch run and coverage of all the sporting action Free media training at ADNEC and commitment to new internship program for people of determination   Abu Dhabi, 4 March 2019: Sky News Arabia are putting people of determination at the heart of their coverage of Special ......read more

Week 11 of Emirates Longines Show Jumping League Has Eventful Finish at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club…

Al Kirbi Wins Emerges as Best UAE Young Rider and Lund Wins One Round Against the Clock March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Young rider, Ali Hamad Al Kirbi, from the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club won first place in the Division 1 – UAE riders only class which consisted of  One Round with Jump-Off at 140cm during the weekend’s championship, sponsored by Longines and under the ......read more

Omega Nations Golf Tour is back with a second series…

March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE After the success of the inaugural tournament in 2018, Rivoli Group has announced that it will   host the second series of the OMEGA Nations Golf Tour 2019.  The 2 ball Tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format will be open once again to all adult amateur Golfers in the City. The tour will consist of 3 qualifier rounds beginning with the ......read more

Yas Marina circuit will host incredible line up of sport and entertainment for world rallycross Abu ...…

Organisers gave a preview of what to expect from the three-day 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship taking place in April Yas Marina Circuit and partners unveiled a full weekend schedule, including the brand-new purpose-built track layout, some of the drivers and teams competing in the first round of this high-octane series Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE 3 March, 2019: Yas Marina ......read more

The Beach qualify for NAS Futsal main draw with an all-win record…

Six futsal qualifiers confirm their spots in the main draw  of the hugely-popular Ramadan tournament March 03, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – The Beach have romped into the main draw of the 2019 Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Futsal championship with an all-win record in the qualifying tournament, which was held at the Al Manara Indoor Sports Hall in Umm Suqeim last week. Held ......read more

ArtBAB 2019 to feature strong selection of international galleries and artists…

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th March 2019 March 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The fourth edition of Bahrain’s leading art fair, ArtBAB, will see 16 international galleries from Buenos Aires to Kuala Lumpur, showcase works alongside local artists. Strengthening ties with the Gulf and galleries across the world, ArtBAB seeks to ......read more

Winner of Montegrappa Writing Prize is announced at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature…

Dubai, 3 March 2019: The winners of the Montegrappa Writing Prize, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s prestigious competition to discover unpublished novelists, have been announced today. Recognised as one of the most successful writing competitions in the region, the competition has a proven track record in finding new writing talent, producing eight published authors in the ......read more

Federer beats Tsitsipas to win 100th title and Eighth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships crown…

March 3, 2019 – DUBAI, UAE: Roger Federer defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to earn the 100th singles title of his career, as well as his eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The consolation for his opponent, who sensationally defeated Federer last month at the Australian Open and was contesting his second final in two weeks, is that when the new rankings ......read more

Roger Federer to play Stefanos Tsitsipas in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final…

March 2, 2019 – DUBAI, UAE: Roger Federer will bid for his 100th career title and his eighth Dubai title when he faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. Federer overcame Borna Coric 6-2 6-2, and Tsitsipas needed one minute under three hours to see off the challenge of Gael Monfils, winning 4-6 7-6 7-6. The victory elevated Tsitsipas ......read more

Nishikori upset, Federer wins at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 28 2019 – DUBAI, UAE:  Top seed Kei Nishikori fell to a shock second round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday, but Roger Federer came through his second three-set battle this week to record his 50th win in Dubai and reach his 11th quarter-final.   Nishikori, the world No. 6, was defeated 7-5 5-7 6-2 by Hubert Hurkacz, who until last week in ......read more

First-ever Euro Souvenir Banknotes launched to celebrate Gandhi's 150th birth year…

Paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the commemorative 12-notes series to be unveiled in phases from now until Oct 2, 2019 Limited-edition of 5000 commemorative notes of each design will be issued worldwide Designed by noted Dubai-based Indian artist, Akbar Saheb, each note is inspired by a famous incident from Gandhi’s life 27th February, 2019; Dubai, UAE: Mahatma Gandhi’s fans ......read more

2019 Sony World Photography Awards celebrates United Arab Emirates photographic talent…

Photographer Paul-Vlad Epure revealed as winner of United Arab Emirates National Award All winners of Awards’ Open competition and National Awards announced today   Dubai, UAE; 27 February 2019: Supporting the local photographic communities in 62 countries across the globe, the World Photography Organisation and Sony today announced the winners of the 2019 National Awards. ......read more

Nadia Christidi announced as winner of Art Jameel Commissions: Arts Writing and Research…

Art Jameel’s inaugural Arts Writing and Research award supports the development of innovative research, original writing and arts publishing  The highly competitive process saw writers and artists from across the Middle East and the world apply with proposals, which were debated by a stellar jury Winner Nadia Christidi receives a three-month residency at Jameel Arts Centre, ......read more

Kei Nishikori and The Flying Cup…

February 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Tennis star Kei Nishikori is in Dubai for the first time making his debut at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Before he stepped foot on Centre Court, the Japanese No. 1, took this opportunity to explore Dubai and visited The Flying Cup in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The tourist attraction raises to the height of a 12-story building, offering ......read more

National Reading Month to offer a programme to motivate reading in public libraries…

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, activities include workshops, ‘meet the author’ sessions, and more Abu Dhabi, 26 February 2019: To celebrate National Reading Month, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised an engaging programme of events for all ages. Throughout the month of March, six libraries across the ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Delivers Resounding Victory in WSK Super Master Series…

Rashid gains pole position and holds first position throughout the final, during a first-rate weekend in the Mini class of Circuito South Garda Karting in Italy Dubai, UAE – 26th  February 2019: The talented young Emirati karting driver Rashid Al Dhaheri had a first-rate weekend in the Mini class of Circuito South Garda Karting, as the fledgling racer carried out consistently good ......read more

National Show Jumping Competitions Start Back up in Abu Dhabi…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club February 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Thursday, February 28th, 2019 from 3:00pm onwards and Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 8:30am onwards Where: Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free ......read more

There have been 1.6 million Tweets about @ItsRamiMalek since the release of Bohemian Rhapsody…

25.02.2019 - Dubai, UAE: Born to Egyptian parents, American rising star Rami Malek (@ItsRamiMalek) has been a hot topic on Twitter during this award season. And the Oscars season has been no different. There have been 1.6 million Tweets about Malek worldwide since the movie came out in November 2018.   Here is how the conversation around the Oscars and @ItsRamiMalek unfolded on ......read more

The highly anticipated event has confirmed their incredible music acts…

February 25, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Global Corona Sunsets Series are preparing for their first ever special Island Edition; Corona Sunset Island, and along with pristine white sandy beaches, magnificent blue waters and entertaining activities for all to enjoy, they are bringing with them multiple credible international and local music acts to perform.   DJ Jerry Ropero (from Spain), DJ Paul ......read more

Enter Tashkeel's House of Failure this Sikka edition (March 16-24)…

February 25, 2019 - Dubai UAE Step into Tashkeel – Al Fahidi  ‘House of Failure’, a exhibition of spectacular artworks sparked by taking risks, experimenting, failing and enduring during SIKKA from March 16 until 24.   In the arts, failure is often seen as a dirty word. Yet without pushing boundaries, taking risk, and learning from mistakes, practice becomes ......read more

On Top of the World with Roger Federer | Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 24, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Roger Federer is getting ready to bid for his eighth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title this week. He told Tournament Director, Salah Talak that eight is his lucky number when they met at The Lounge – in the Burj Kahlifa – the tallest lounge in the world with panoramic views of Dubai.  Salah and Roger spent time reminiscing as they ......read more

IMG Worlds of Adventures celebrates First Mardi Gras Festival in Dubai…

Dubai- 24th Feb, 2019 IMG Worlds of Adventure is presenting a spectacular Mardi Gras party with an entertaining carnival theme on 28th February 2019, offering all guest a special ticket price of AED 98.  The night is lined up with great live musical performances, contortionist, saxophonist and drummers till midnight. DJ Abhijeet & DJ Saif from Channel 4, will set the mood ......read more

Al Mouj Muscat welcomes elite cyclists on the final stage of Tour of Oman 2019…

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Five-star President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines Comes to Spectacular Close ...…

UAE team Finishes Third and is One out of Two Middle East Countries to Qualify Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24th February 2019: Germany were crowned champions of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ at Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening, accumulating six faults across two rounds and beating Ireland into second place. But the biggest cheers on the night ......read more

Belinda Bencic upsets Petra Kvitova to win Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title…

February 24 2019 – DUBAI, UAE : Belinda Bencic fought her way to an upset 6-3 1-6 6-2 victory over Petra Kvitova on Saturday to win the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title. She is only the third unseeded player to win the title, following Venus Williams in 2014 and Sara Errani in 2016.   She beat an incredible four top 10 opponents during a fantastic week, saving six ......read more

Ireland Claims CSI2* Longines Grand Prix Win on Day 3 of President's Cup…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23rd February 2019: Team Z7 rider, Shane Breen and his horse, Laith combined claim victory in the AED127,000 two-star Longines Grand Prix at the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines on Friday evening. Breen and Laith cut a swathe through the UAE’s Grand Prix classes in 2018, claiming the four-star Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix and the ......read more

Super Six as Pogacar picks up top spot in Portugal…

February 23, 2019 - Dubai, UAE UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar has wasted no time in putting his stamp on the UCI World Tour after picking up the team’s sixth stage victory of the season – this time at the Volta ao Algarve.  The 20-year-old battled hard on the 7.8km summit finish, seeing off competition from Enric Mas, Wout Poels and his Team Sky teammates who set a ......read more

Lucky Number Five for UAE In FEI Longines Jumping Nations Cup™ Draw…

February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Team UAE will be the fifth of seven nations to jump in Saturday’s FEI Longines Jumping Nations Cup™ following the draw the which took place on Thursday as part of the four-day President of the UAE Showjumping Cup, presented by Longines. Germany will be the first to go in the final class at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, followed by Ireland, ......read more

World's youngest pilot, 7-year-old Nasser, will represent UAE at Dubai Masters…

Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Masters RC Championship is the first event of its kind to be held in the emirate February 21, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE -- Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai will host its first International Master Competition for RC Aircraft from February ......read more

Ayushmann Khurrana receives the ‘Best Actor Critics' award from Arjun Dhanak at the Asiavision ...…

February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Arjun Dhanak, Director, Kanz Jewels presented the ‘Best Actor Critics’ award to Ayushmann Khurrana at the recently hosted Asiavision movie awards in Dubai. Arjun Dhanak also presented the award for the most popular movie for ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’to Director Rosshan Andrrews during the glittering event attended by stars from the Indian film ......read more

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Torch run to visit iconic locations across all seven ...…

Dubai UAE, 20 February 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyank, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt General, the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run will tour all seven emirates for ten days from 4 – 13 March.  It was announced at a special event today that the Torch will begin its journey in Fujairah ......read more

Elina Svitolina Begins Her Bid To Make History At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 19 2019 – DUBAI, UAE  Defending champion Elina Svitolina was given a helping hand as she began her bid to make tournament history at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, when Tunisian star Ons Jabeur was forced to retire during their second round match on Tuesday. Sixth seeded Svitolina had struggled to gain the upper hand against a determined opponent, but towards the ......read more

Highlight of UAE Showjumping Calendar Set to Kick off in Nation's Capital…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the four-day event will be held at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00am – 8:30pm; Thursday, February 21st from 8:30am – 6:00pm; Friday, February 22nd from 9:30am – ......read more

Abdullah Al-Sharbatly excels in Sustainable City Horse Jumping Competition 2019 and wins the Cup…

 (The Sustainable City International Horse Jumping Competition 2019 Results ) February 18, 2019 - Dubai UAE KSA’s Abdullah Al-Sharbatly was a star on the grass arena in Sustainable City where the CSI2* Sustainable City Grand Prix was successfully organized. The four day event took place from 13th February to 16th February. Riders from 28 countries participated in the competition ......read more

World champion Sanchez wins her fourth kata gold in Dubai…

February 18, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE –Spain’s Sandra Sanchez – the reigning World and European women’s kata champion – continued her love affair with Dubai, winning her fourth consecutive gold at the Karate 1-Premier League Dubai, the second leg of world karate’s seven-stop series of premier international events. Considered one of the greatest karatekas ever in ......read more

Thrills and upsets on opening day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 18 2019 – DUBAI, UAE  Aliaksandra Sasnovich staged a dramatic fightback to defeat Ekaterina Makarova 0-6 7-5 6-4 and reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Sunday.   Makarova has been ranked in the top 10 and last year she enjoyed wins over former world No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki, Karolina Pliskova and ninth-ranked Julia Goerges, as well as ......read more

Celta Vigo down Juventus to win Dubai U13 Intercontinental Cup…

Celta Vigo’s Oscar Marcos Santamaria wins Best Player and Top Scorer awards, while Juventus’ Matteo Cabella is named Best Goalkeeper February 17, 2019 - DUBAI UAE// Celta de Vigo, winners of the first edition, clinched the crown for a second time on Saturday night, defeating Juventus 1-0 in the Gold Cup final of the 3rd Dubai Under 13 Intercontinental Cup Football ......read more

Team UAE Set Sights on Nations Cup Qualification at Five Star President of UAE Showjumping Cup ...…

Top Two Middle Eastern Nations to Qualify for Prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final   • Date: Wednesday February 20 - Saturday February 23 • Venue: Al Forsan International Sports Resort • FREE ENTRY   Al Forsan Equestrian Centre, Abu Dhabi, Thursday February 14: Abu Dhabi is to host the Middle East qualifier leg of the Longines FEI Jumping ......read more

Caroline Wozniacki chasing more success at Dubai Duty Free tennis championships…

February 12 2019 – DUBAI, UAE   Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will be seeking to get back to her usual winning ways as she embarks upon her chase for a second title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships when play gets underway in just five days from now.   The 2011 champion suffered a stuttering start to the season, losing in the second round in Auckland to a ......read more

HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup First Ever 30 Goal Handicap Exhibition Match…

12 February 2019, Dubai, UAE: The HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, a 30 goal handicap Exhibition match, is the newest addition to the Polo Calendar in the UAE. The first edition will feature top-ranking players at the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club on the 15th February 2019. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, the Exhibition Match has the ......read more

Pop Star Melissa endorses Talentology 2019…

Musician to attend Grand Finale at Mushrif Mall February 12, 2019 - Dubai UAE Lebanese Pop Star Melissa will be attending the Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi on 16th February, 2019 at 6pm. Voting for twelve entrants competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists Announced for ‘Young Author' and ‘Children's Literature' ...…

Three titles in each category contend for prizes in the 13th edition of the Award   Abu Dhabi, 11 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the shortlisted titles in the ‘Young Author’ and ‘Children’s Literature’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award.    The Young Author shortlist consists of three titles chosen ......read more

Dua Lipa celebrates collaboration with Jaguar becoming most remixed track…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; February 11th, 2019 – Superstar singer-songwriter Dua Lipa has shared exciting news via an Instagram story that her innovative tech and music collaboration with Jaguar, to launch a unique remix of her unreleased track, ‘Want To’ (PACE Remix), has become the most remixed song of all time – with over 80,000 individual remixes created by people ......read more

Deadline extended to register for first ever Dubai Corporate Sports Championship…

UAE businesses now have till February 12 to register for the ultimate corporate sports experience Dubai, February 10, 2019 – UAE companies have just one more week to sign up for Dubai’s ultimate corporate sports experience. Launched in the Year of Tolerance, and in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, the Corporate Sports Championship will put your company on the path to ......read more

Abu dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour fifth and final leg of season 4 heads to london on 9th ...…

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns to Copper Box Arena on 9th and 10th March 2019 The Winners at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will win a combined total of $120,000 in Cash Prizes Dubai - UAE, 9th February, 2019: The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation® [UAEJJF], the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, announces the fifth and ......read more

Special Olympics UAE athlete makes dream trip to FC Barcelona…

Dubai - UAE, Saturday 9 February 2019: Special Olympics UAE footballer and FC Barcelona super fan, Hamad Al Shehi, met footballing star Gerard Piqué at the team’s Spanish training ground last weekend. The two footballers swapped footballing tips and took pictures wearing Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 wristbands after Gerard Piqué finished a training session with the FC ......read more

Seven Triathlons Challenge to put determination to the test…

Dubai-based father and son team to complete seven triathlons, across seven Emirates in seven days. #TriWithRio challenge in association with the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Communities encouraged to join #TriWithRio on the last 1km of each day across the Emirates   UAE, 9 February 2019: A father and son team will put their determination to the test as ......read more

UAE Polo Team Wins the Silver Cup 2019…

09 February 2019, Dubai UAE: It was an excellent day for polo fans at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club during the Silver Cup Final 2019. Attended by His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, spectators were treated to a brilliant display of the Sport of Kings as Mahra Polo played against Zedan Polo for the Hildon Cup and the UAE Polo competed with Ghantoot Polo for the Silver Cup title ......read more

MASmash Opens in Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat…

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi event focuses on world of Arabic-language animation Abu Dhabi, 7 February 2019: HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, visited the opening of the 2019 edition of MASmash yesterday (Wednesday). She was among the many visitors to the event, organised by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi ......read more

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