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Registration Opens for the Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018

Dubai, 11 December 2017:  Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the opening of the registration in Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018.   The first in the series: Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah (lures) will kick-start on the 2nd until the 15 of January 2018. The following falconry tournament: Fakhr Al Ajyal will take place from the 1st till the 15th of February 2018. Contestants willing to participate this season can register by going directly to the F3 parking area at Global Village in Dubai.    This year, the qualification system for the championships, which are organized annually by HHC and are hosted in their established dedicated location in Ruwyya, Dubai, has completely changed to direct “win” matches.    With this regard Ms. Souad Ibrahim ......read more

DIFF Welcomes Robert Bosch Stiftung to the Festival's 14th Edition

Mohamed Ismail Laouti’s The Syrians nominated to progress to the next round of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung   Dubai, 11th December, 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival, renowned for its ongoing support of local and international cinema, and its commitment to recognising and rewarding incredible filmmaking talent, presents the Robert Bosch Stiftung – the latest initiative to grace the Festival’s 14th edition. Each year the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for international cooperation to teams of upcoming German and Arab filmmakers to realise a joint film project. The prizes are awarded across three categories; short animation, short fiction and feature documentary – with the winner receiving an award of 60,000 Euros. More than just a prize-giving ......read more

Stirring Cinema and Engaging Conversation at DIFF's Fourth Day

Rob Reiner, Sverrir Gudnason, Ser’Darius Blain and Madison Iseman grace the Madinat red carpets Madinat Souk abuzz during Q&A with Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin Dubai, 10 December 2017:  Saturday at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) showcased works of adventure and action, beginning with the political drama ‘Shock and Awe’ from Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, producer and director Rob Reiner, at the Madinat Arena. The afternoon gala followed, bringing with it family fun as castmates Ser’Darius Blain and Madison Iseman attended the screening of ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’.   Over at the Souk Madinat Theatre, doors opened with the wondrous journey of ‘Ana and Bruno’. Audiences were then taken courtside with the afternoon ......read more

Cate Blanchett Announces Haifaa Al Mansour as Winner of Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award at Dubai International Film Festival

Dubai, UAE, December 9, 2017:  Academy Award winner, Hollywood actress and IWC Schaffhausen Ambassador Cate Blanchett presented the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award to Haifaa Al Mansour from Saudi Arabia for her project, “Miss Camel”. The award ceremony was held at the IWC “For the Love of Cinema” gala event in the One&Only Royal Mirage’s Arabian Court during the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The winner received a grant of USD 100,000 for her project  and an IWC Da Vinci Automatic 36 with a blue dial (Ref. IW458312) from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer. The IWC “For the Love of Cinema” gala was presented by IWC brand ambassador and TV personality Raya Abirached and TV presenter Wissam Breidy. Among the celebrities attending were IWC brand ambassadors Sonam ......read more

DIFF Brings Iconic Stars and Adventure for the Whole Family

Legend of stage and screen Sir Patrick Stewart thrilled fans with ‘In Conversation’ at Souk Madinat  Red carpets featured tales from the across the globe, from the Australian outback and the Arabian Gulf to post-war England and Soviet Russia Luis Fonsi raised the roof with his hits at the Global Gift Gala Dubai, 9 December 2017:  December 8th saw cinema take over the city once again with another day of red carpets and storytelling adventures at DIFF. A triple-bill of screenings at the Madinat Arena opened with the Children’s Gala ‘Ferdinand’, from renowned Brazilian director, Carlos Saldanha. The journey continued with critically praised ‘The Death of Stalin’, with film talent Olga Kurylenko and Adrian Mcloughlin attending the film’s MENA premiere. Award-winning ......read more

Together for Egyptian Cinema: A Million happy viewers

Empire will distribute Synergy Films’ lineup exclusively in the Middle-East. The lineup includes a minimum of 9 movies to be released in 2018 with an ultimate goal of 1 Million admissions Synergy Films will be the sole acquisition agent of Empire International for Egyptian films. Dubai, December 7th, 2017:  Empire International and Synergy Films have today announced a new partnership agreement under which Empire will be the sole distributor of Synergy Films’ lineup of movies in the Middle-East, while Synergy will be the sole acquisition agent of Empire International for Egyptian films.    The announcement was made at a press conference hosted in collaboration with the Dubai International Film Festival and attended by Empire’s Chairman of the Board and CEO Mario Georges Haddad, President ......read more

ClevaMama makes bedtime a breeze

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017:  With the busy festive and new year period just around the corner, it’s an exciting time for the whole family. It can be lovely to experience the season through the eyes of your child, but all the excitement and changes of routine can lead to many little ones – who used to sleep perfectly through the night – regressing in their sleep habits and an army of tired parents reaching for the coffee.  Or perhaps you are a parent whose little love has never slept soundly through the night and you are determined to make 2018 the year of excellent sleep for everyone involved!   Parenting experts the world over agree that one of the key components to encouraging your baby or toddler to drift swiftly into the land of nod is establishing a predictable bath and bedtime routine. By ......read more

Nissan teams up with Desailly and Basler to set fans ultimate Challenge

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017:  To celebrate the end of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Nissan surprised football fans on their way to a match by challenging them to put their playing skills and knowledge of Europe’s biggest club competition to the test. Teaming up with former stars and UCL legends Marcel Desailly and Mario Basler, Nissan took to the streets of London and Munich to find fans who would have what it takes to not only answer a series of tough questions on the history of the UEFA Champions League but also test their football skills against Nissan’s formidable Crossover the New X-Trail.   Those fans capable of rising to the challenge won tickets to the matchday 6 crucial final group games at both Chelsea and FC Bayern München.   Nissan announced a three-year extension to its ......read more

Stars Grace the Red Carpet for DIFF's Opening Night

Sir Patrick Stewart, Cate Blanchett, Wahid Hamid, Irrfan Khan, Hend Sabri and Sonam Kapoor, amongst the stars who walked the DIFF Opening Carpet  Youssra, Mona Wassef, Aida Riad, Abdel Rahman Abu Zahra, Safeya Al Omary, Ahmed Helmy, Ahmad Ezz, Menna Shalaby, Olga Kurylenko, Claes Bang, Vanessa Williams also in attendance, shining a spotlight on global cinema  Dubai, 7 December 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival opened its doors with a star-studded Opening Gala at the Madinat Jumeirah on December 6th. Local, regional and international talent graced the red carpet on the inaugural night of the eight-day festival for the MENA premiere of Scott Cooper’s Western masterpiece, ‘Hostiles’, starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. The film was the first of more than 140 works from 51 countries ......read more

Ghantoot present 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International

Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017:  The 2017-2018 Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club season moves into top gear when the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club hosts the prestigious 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International this month. Officially presented by Maserati – Premier Motors, the tournament starts on Sunday, December 10 and culminates in the grand final on Friday, December 22. The Emirates Open is widely regarded as one of the region’s most important polo events as it attracts some of the world’s top professional players. Five leading teams will compete in the 14 goal handicap level tournament which was first held in 2000.  Teams participating in this year’s Emirates Open are the Maserati Polo Team, Habtoor Polo Team, Desert Palm Polo Team, Abu Dhabi Polo Team and UAE Polo ......read more

The Le Clos VIP Lounge at Dubai International Film Festival is Set to Lure Celebrities with Offerings from Coveted International and Regional Brands

Three of the Maldives luxury resorts Amilla Fushi, Huvafen Fushi and Finolu offering blissful vacations Favorite brand to the stars, Issa with House of Fraser to debut its latest collection Fine Jewellery Label INTISARS Debuts on the Red Carpet Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017:  As Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) gears up to celebrate its 14th edition (6-13 December),the team at the DIFF VIP lounge are busy once again preparing to welcome the celebrity guests in their usual luxurious style. Back for its sixth year, the lounge has brought on board luxury wine and spirits boutique Le Clos as the hospitality host serving up drinks from brands such as Patron, Macallan and Aperol in a glamorous bar area fit for celebrities and VIP guests . They will also be introducing their boutique gin range as well as a selection of fine ......read more

DIFF to Enchant Dubai With Eight Days of Compelling Cinema

14th Festival will welcome incredible lineup of films and stars with 140 works screened over eight days  Dubai Film Market brings exceptional opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking with 28 industry talks, panel discussions, masterclasses and events  Tickets on sale now at www.diff.ae, VOX at Mall of the Emirates, Madinat Theatre and Madinat Arena  Four awards will be presented on opening night to Wahid Hamed, Sir Patrick Stewart, Irrfan Khan and Cate Blanchett   Dubai, 05 December 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will celebrate the magic of cinema once again this December, as film fans, international stars and rising talent descend on the Emirate for the opening of its 14th edition on December 6th. Over the next eight days, an incredible mix of films and forums ......read more

The Verses of Peace Exhibition begins at the Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre

Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  With a view to propagate the message of peace to the world, The Islamic Art Forum in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Art Hub opened their “Verses of Peace” Exhibition showcasing works of well known artists around the globe including the work of Syrian artist Aksam Talla and Salvatore Savoca from Italy, Mohammad Althagafi from Saudi Arabia. At the opening night, the gallery displayed works closely interlinked to the world of Islam, Islamic Art and its forms. Some of the devoured pieces at the exhibition include replicas of: The Lock and Key of the Holy Ka’ba The Sword of Prophet Muhammad Also displayed at the exhibition are Saudi sculptures by Saudi Artist Mohammed Althagafi: The peace and purity Italian sculptures by Salvatore Savoca: The peace and freedom Speaking on ......read more

Legend Yevgeniya Kanayeva to grace Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics Cup

Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  Following a successful debut last year, the Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics - DuGym Cup is back, promising a bigger and better show this weekend. Organised by DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics, UAE’s first club of its sort, and supported by the Dubai Sports Council, the second edition of the tournament, which had attracted 285 gymnasts from 21 countries last year, will be held at the Al Manara Sports Hall in Jumeirah from December 7-9. The DuGym Cup 2017 is set to raise the benchmark further this weekend with more than 450 participants, aged 5 to 16, from 17 countries, including 62 teams – five of which are from the UAE – competing for 48 gold medals in the individual categories and 12 in team disciplines. The event has attracted a world-renowned panel of judges as well, ......read more

DIFF Welcomes Quantum Global to Sponsor the Prestigious Muhr Awards Competition

Dubai, 04 December 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Quantum Global are the latest sponsor to join the roster of benefactors at the Festival’s 14th edition. Quantum Global partner with DIFF to sponsor the Muhr Awards – now entering its twelfth year of competition – a showcase that honours the best of cinema from the United Arab Emirates and the Arab World. The Muhr competition will run throughout the DIFF which takes place from 6-13 December, 2017, and will feature a wide variety of films across Muhr Feature, Muhr Shorts, Muhr Gulf Shorts, and Muhr Emirati categories, with prizes being awarded, by an esteemed jury, to the best projects on 13 December at the Muhr Awards ceremony. Launched in 2007, Quantum Global is a trusted and recognised partner for investment management, ......read more

Irrfan Khan: One of the True Greats of Cinema to Receive DIFF Honorary Award at the Festival's 14th Edition

Dubai, 04 December 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival welcomes one of India’s most prominent and celebrated actors ever, Irrfan Khan, to receive the DIFF Honorary Award in commendation of his contributions to film throughout an illustrious and imperious career that began over 30 years ago. With his name emblazoned on the world stage Irrfan Khan, the former Muhr AsiaAfrica Award winner for ‘Best Actor – Feature’ for the Lunchbox in 2008, returns to DIFF to have his undeniable talents celebrated once more when he is presented with the DIFF Honorary Award on 13, December, 2017. Irrfan Khan began his acting career working in Indian Cinema, starring in a number of TV Series, and the Academy Award-nominated Salaam Bombay!. Khan first gained international acclaim for his role in The Warrior (2001), a ......read more

The largest theater production celebrating the UAE National Day in the history of Global Village

‘Belad Alkhair’ sings about the love of the homeland  Dubai, 4 December 2017:  Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park, commenced on Friday the celebrations for the 46th National Day of the UAE with the epic performance of "Belad Alkhair", which is one of the largest theater production in the history of the Global Village as an ode to the UAE National Day.  The play saw a huge engagement by the guests on the first day of its presentation, interacting with the innovative experience offered. Where the content of ‘Belad Alkhair’ spans over six scenes that reflect the history of giving and goodness in the UAE. The play opens with a song about UAE traditions and continues as a poetry epic by Emirati poet Abdullah Saleh.  The scenes ......read more

“42 participate at the National Day Camel Marathon "

The Al Balooshi brothers in emphatic victory, complete a first and second double in the events closest finish Dubai, 4 December, 2017:  The third edition of the National Day Camel Marathon was held on Sunday, December 3rd, at Dubai International Endurance City in Seih Al-Salam, Dubai. With 42 participants, who set off in the early hours of the morning, around a challenging 25km desert course. The marathon, organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, is held annually in cooperation with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, as part of UAE’s National Day celebrations. In celebration of the 46th National Day this year, the third edition, saw the riders displaying their full range of skills, with the finest performances along the course, as a testament to their true heritage. On the occasion, Ms. Souad Ibrahim ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Yousif Mirza Second in First Abu Dhabi Classic

Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ Emirati rider Yousif Mirza came second to Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) at the inaugural Abu Dhabi to Al Ain Classic in the UAE today. Yousif was joined by Italian teammates Roberto Ferrari - who joined Mirza on the podium - and Manuele Mori, as well as 200 other riders at the start line.   Speaking after his finish, Mirza said: “It was a great race from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain. It was quite windy and on the flat that can affect the outcome of the race. The quality was really high and all the top professionals finished in the main group. We are really proud of the strides we’ve taken in cycling here in the UAE over the past few years, thanks to UAE Team Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai Sports Council. I am so proud that we have another world class cycling ......read more

CNN unveils Haramain Express - goes behind the scenes as Saudi Arabia brings the first high-speed train system to the Middle East

Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2017:  The next episode of CNN Marketplace Middle East, airing on CNN International from Saturday 25 November, looks at how Saudi Arabia is spending billions on rail lines, underground metros and on street trams. The show reports about one of the biggest public transportation projects in the middle east and first major rail projects to come on stream and how it is set to transform western Saudi Arabia. The network is a 450-kilometer-high speed rail line linking the holy cities of Medina and Mecca with the port city of Jeddah and the Economic City, with trains running faster than 300 km per hour.  With a price tag of 14.4 billion dollars, 35 trains are currently going through extreme weather testing to ensure they can withstand temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius as well as desert sands and dust. ......read more

“Dubai Culture” Participates in Kuwait UAE Week with a Programme Full of Activities

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, hosted a number of activities to celebrate ‘Kuwait UAE Week’ - ran from 27th – 29th November 2017 at Zabeel park. The activities were organised in collaboration with the Kuwaiti Consulate General in Dubai. The joint initiative aimed to highlight the close relationship between the two countries across various fields, and in the culture and the arts sector in particular. The initiative is very important as it also coincides with the Martyrs Day and UAE National Day. The initiative’s activities included Arabic calligraphy corner, where artistic pieces were crafted inspired from both the UAE and Kuwait flags. In addition, a group of ......read more

Gala Screenings Welcomes the Best of World Cinema to the Madinat Arena at DIFF

Dubai, 29 November 2017:  The 14th Edition of the Dubai International Film Festival returns with its Red Carpet Galas that will be shining the spotlight on wonderful new works from acclaimed directors, and adding a touch of sparkle to proceedings. The Red Carpet Galas are an opportunity to watch screenings throughout the week at DIFF’s purpose built state-of-the-art venue, the Madinat Arena. There will also be a series of Red Carpet presentations at the Madinat Theatre in the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, along with screenings from the Arab world and beyond at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates. Kick-starting the much-anticipated Gala Screenings on Thursday 7th December is British Director Dominic Cooke’s, ‘On Chesil Beach’ based on the 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novel by Ian McEwan. Looking in-depth at ......read more

DFTC announces Dubai Studio City and Alfan as key sponsors for VIDXB 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 November 2017:  The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) is delighted to announce two major sponsors for VIDXB 2017, welcoming Dubai Studio City and Alfan to the dedicated gathering for content creators taking place on 8 and 9 December at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB is the region’s first annual event celebrating the world of online video and will give fans and budding creators an opportunity to meet some of the world’s most renowned online stars and get exclusive insight into the world of digital content creation. Alfan is the leading multi-platform network in the MENA region, focusing on creating original content alongside supporting its vast network of content creators in the region. With almost 1 billion monthly views on YouTube, and 200 million followers across social ......read more

Sheikh Nahyan and Princess Rima Win the Top Honours at 9th Edition MBR Creative Sports Awards

Omar Abdul Rahman Al Amoodi is UAE Athlete of the Year, while Egyptian Squash Star Nour Atef El Sherbini picks up the Arab Athlete Award.   Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017:  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has been named the UAE Sports Personality of the Year at the 9th Edition 2017 of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, while Her Royal Highness Princess Rima bint Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has picked up the corresponding award for Arab Sports Personality.   The winners were announced at a press conference on Monday afternoon at the Palazzo Versace Hotel by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, which is one of the entities under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global ......read more

Panasonic Jaguar Racing Ready for Second Electrifying Season in Fia Formula E

Race to Innovate - Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s mission - continues as the team head to Hong Kong for the FIA Formula E Championship season opener  New season, new car, new line-up, new rules, new venues  With more than 200 new parts, the new Jaguar I-TYPE 2 racecar is a lighter and more efficient package  Season one champion, Nelson Piquet Jr. joins Jaguar sophomore Mitch Evans on the grid   28 November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Panasonic Jaguar Racing are heading to Hong Kong for the start of their second season in the FIA Formula E Championship. The season opener takes place on 2 - 3 December in Asia’s first ever double-header race weekend and will be the first-time drivers Nelson Piquet Jr. and Mitch Evans line up on the grid together in the new British ......read more

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Get ready to go ‘Under the Sea' at City Walk…

Underwater, aquatic themed indoor attraction invites families to venture into a maritime deep-sea of fun this summer season Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  City Walk, the urban living destination by Meraas, continues to entertain families over the hot summer months with the opening of ‘Under the Sea’, an interactive underwater themed experience launching in celebration of the 2017 ......read more

Meintjes Impresses In 11th Place Finish…

UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finishes 11th to rise 100 places in General Classification   Wednesday, 5 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes put in a strong display amongst the climbers on stage five of the Tour de France, crossing the finish line in 11th place, only denied a top 10 finish by Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), who had started ......read more

The Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center launches “Design Competition”…

DUBAI, 5 July 2017:  In its efforts to enhance innovation and to empower the youth, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) launched a “Design Competition”. The open call is for participants to design HHC’s stand at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2017.  The competition is open to male and female participants living in ......read more

Swift Caught Up in Controversial Final Sprint Crash…

UAE Team Emirates’ Ben Swift denied a top 10 finish following controversial crash in finishing sprint   Tuesday, 5 July 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Ben Swift was denied a top 10 finish on stage four of the Tour de France as the rider was caught up in a controversial crash, metres from the finish. Fellow UAE Team Emirates rider Maneule Mori was fortunate ......read more

‘Dubai Culture' Hosts Focus Group for Enhancing Culture and Arts Support Services…

Services enhancement team meets with six government entities to learn from their ideas and suggestions for upgrading the Authority’s support services Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 July 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted a focus group aimed at enhancing its culture and arts support ......read more

Two Billion People Coming Together on Facebook…

By Naomi Gleit, VP of Social Good Dubai, UAE, June 29, 2017:  Today, we reached a new milestone: there are now two billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month. This wouldn't have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who are sharing and making meaningful contributions every day. Each day, more than 175 million people ......read more

First Abu Dhabi Bank Announced as the New Partner of UAE Team Emirates Professional Cycling Team…

June 29, 2017, United Arab Emirates: We are proud to announce a new important partnership, which will commence at the Tour de France. First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest financial institutions, will become one of the main partners of UAE Team Emirates, where its logo will be placed on the center and the sides of the team’s new ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Set to Tackle Iconic Tour de France for the First Time…

UAE colours to adorn the legendary cycling race for the first time as Team seeks stage wins at the 104th Tour de France    United Arab Emirates. Wednesday, 28 June 2017: UAE Team Emirates will tackle its first Tour de France, the second Grand Tour of the season, this Saturday with a line-up that includes both strong Climbers and Attackers, all seeking stage wins on the ultimate ......read more

Orient Planet rated ‘A' by region's first SME rating system…

June 27, 2017: Orient Planet, an award-winning and a leading public relations (PR) and marketing communications agency based in Dubai, has recently been awarded with an ‘A’ rating as a Dubai SME Rated Business, receiving a certificate from Dubai SME following a rigorous review of its business under the Dubai SME Rating Framework--a ratings system initiative that aims to provide a ......read more

16 UAE Team Emirates' Riders Will Participate in Their Respective National Championships…

A number of UAE Team Emirates’ riders will battle it out for their respective National Championships this week.  Individual time trial and road race events will be contested by 16 of our riders across four countries on Friday 23rd June and Sunday 25th June, with Przemysław Niemiec kicking things off on Friday as he goes in search of a Polish Road race title.  Champion ......read more

Dubai Culture Announces July Workshops for Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017…

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Mubadala Tennis in Schools Takes A Final Swing To Close 2016/17 Season Championship…

MTiS celebrates the finale of the eighth annual mini-tennis initiative inspiring the next generation of UAE Tennis talent  Abu Dhabi, 21 June 2017:   Following a successful run of the Mubadala Tennis in Schools (MTiS) initiative over the last five months, fifteen talented youths from local schools were selected to put their tennis skills to the test during a tournament to celebrate ......read more

Al Barwani Wins 2017 Ramadan Challenge Senior Cup Title…

Ismail defends Masters and Al Azhari brothers sweep Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2017:  Champions were crowned following the fourth and final round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) 2017 Ramadan Challenge on Monday night (19 June) at the Dubai Kartdrome. Atef Al Barwani claimed a narrow victory over Romaldo Labrooy to earn his second Ramadan Challenge Senior Cup title, with his last SWS ......read more

Top Five for UAE Team Emirates' Rui Costa in the Overall General Classification at Tour de Suisse…

Portuguese World Champion Rui Costa successfully defends fifth place in final audition before Tour de France United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 20 June 2017:  The 2017 Tour de Suisse concluded on Sunday with Portuguese World Champion and three-time Tour de Suisse winner, Rui Costa defending his fifth place in the overall General Classification. Following a good performance at Tour de Suisse, ......read more

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Grabs Last Gasp Second Place in GTE Pro at Le Mans 24 Hours…

#67 Ford GT takes second in GTE Pro at the Le Mans 24 Hours in thrilling finish Marks second year in a row that Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has made the podium at the legendary event  The podium earned the #67 team double points toward the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship title DUBAI, UAE. June 20, 2017:  The #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry ......read more

Facebook Celebrates MENA Winners of Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge…

Facebook selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on ......read more

Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel Hosts the 21st Edition of its Annual Ramadan Tournament…

The leading Ramadan event is the first of its kind in the UAE and includes eight different sports   Shaikha Al Kaabi: The tournament has established its position at the forefront of upcoming youth gatherings Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2017:  The Abu Dhabi Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel (AFOCH) – the Emirate’s leading comprehensive hospitality, ......read more

Podium Finish for UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo on Stage Eight of Tour de Suisse…

Italian sprinter places second as three-time winner Rui Costa maintains top five in General Classification  United Arab Emirates. 19 June 2017:  The curtain was drawn on stage eight of the Tour de Suisse on Saturday with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian sprinter Sacha Modolo crossing the finish line in second place behind stage winner and World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora - ......read more

ADNEC Group Wins Two Prestigious AEO Awards…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has scooped two prestigious Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards at a special ceremony held in London.   The award recognised Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre as the ‘Most Sustainable Exhibition and Conference Venue’ and ExCeL London as the ‘Venue of the Year’, ......read more

Modhesh World 2017 to Spread Happiness with 54 days of Family Fun…

Enjoy a summer of refreshing experiences from 20 June – 12 August at Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2017:   Modhesh, the ever smiling mascot of Dubai is back to entertain families and children this summer with a very fresh, imaginative and extremely connected side of his world. This year, Modhesh World, one of the region’s most popular indoor edutainment ......read more

Two Crowned Winners of Arab Reading Challenge in Saudi Arabia.…

Over 629,000 students participate in the second round of the competition. Riyadh: 18 June, 2017:  Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Isa and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi in Riyadh.  His Excellency honoured two winners in Saudi Arabia; male competition ......read more

Polanc to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Tour of Slovenia…

Slovenian aiming for strong GC performance at home race United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 13 June 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc will look for a top place in the General Classification at the 24th  Tour of Slovenia which starts on Thursday. The 2017 Slovenian Time Trial Champion will lead UAE Team Emirates at his home race which takes place over four days ending on ......read more

Ramadan Challenge Round Three Senior Up Victory for Ali…

Ismail prevails in Masters and Al Azhari brothers make Junior Cup history Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2017:  Hussain Umid Ali joined the ranks as the latest Senior Cup victor on Monday night (12 June) at Dubai Kartdrome, Mohammed Ismail earned his first Masters win and Keanu Al Azhari seized control of the Junior Cup making SWS history with his brothers in an all-sibling finish on the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Meintjes finishes Eighth at Critérium Du Dauphiné as Tour de France Build-up ...…

Third place on final stage propels South African into a top ten General Classification spot  Monday, 12 June 2017, United Arab Emirates:  The 69th Critérium Du Dauphiné, one of the traditional curtain-raisers and preparation races for the Tour de France, concluded on Sunday with UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finishing eighth in the overall General Classification after a ......read more

Cash Prizes of $800,000 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Season 3 [2017-18] Will ...…

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Second Place for Brit Ben Swift on Legendary Alpe D'Huez…

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Lars Jan Selected for the 3rd Audemars Piguet Art Commission 2017…

Press conference: 12.30-1.30pm, Wednesday 14 June 2017 Location: Audemars Piguet Lounge, Collectors Lounge, Art Basel Prior Accreditation is essential for access into the lounge Le Brassus, 6 June 2017:  Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce that LA-based, American artist Lars Jan has been selected to create the 3rd Audemars Piguet Art Commission. The multidisciplinary artist will ......read more

Massaro and Elshorbagy Triumph in PSA Dubai World Series Finals…

June 11, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The PSA Dubai World Series Finals reached a thrilling conclusion tonight at Dubai Opera as England’s Laura Massaro successfully defended her title, and Egypt’s Mohamed Elshorbagy claimed his first PSA World Series Finals trophy. The 33 year old Massaro was appearing in the final of the World Series Finals for a third time in a row and in beating World ......read more

Double Victory for UAE Team Emirates as Modelo Wins Sprint in Switzerland and Polanc Takes National ...…

Saturday, 10 June 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates celebrated twin victories in Europe on Thursday as Jan Polanc won his National Time Trial Championship at the Ljubljana-Domzale-Ljubljana in Slovenia, while hot on his heels a few hours later, Italian Sacha Modolo won the sprint stage at the Grand Prix Canton d’Argovie - Gippingen in Switzerland.  25-year old Polanc ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches Programme for Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017 and 2018…

2017 programme includes 10 specialised academic workshops supervised by experts from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Cairo A more comprehensive programme will be launched in 2018 to support the requirements of the performance arts sector in Dubai and the UAE in general  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 June, 2017: In the run up to the eleventh edition of the Dubai ......read more

Dubai Opera Stage is Set for Finals Showdown…

June 10, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The PSA Dubai World Series Finals semi-finals served up all the drama usually expected on an Opera House stage tonight, as the players fought it out for a place in the final of the lucrative season-ending squash extravaganza. And it will be two England – Egypt finals as defending champion Laura Massaro will meet World Champion Nour El Sherbini in the ......read more

Beauty Is the Most Viewed Topic in The UAE on Facebook…

79% of people in the UAE have increased video viewing on Facebook over the past year Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 June 2017:  Mobile devices and the visual web are making beauty more transparent and accessible than ever before for women in the UAE. This has led to the emergence of real women who are shaping beauty trends alongside established beauty brands and recognized industry ......read more

Du LaLiga HPC Announces Squad Selected for August LaLiga Training Camp & Competitive Matches…

Top Talents in U18 and U16 categories train to play competitive matches against top LaLiga Youth clubs including Sevilla, UD Almeria, Granada, Malaga and Cadiz Dubai, UAE – 8 June 2017 –  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today the names of its top 18 talents in each of the U18 and U16 categories will be travelling to Spain in August for a 21-day intensive ......read more

First semi-finalists decided in PSA Dubai World Series Finals…

June 8, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Squash fans in Dubai were treated to another thrilling day’s play yesterday in the group stages in the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, and by the end of the day’s play the first semi-finalists had been decided. The early session saw two players move one step closer to the title, with French World No.3 Camille Serme and Marwan ElShorbagy posting their ......read more

UAE Team Emirates sets sights on Top Five at Tour de Suisse…

Three time winner Rui Costa aims for top five GC position at 81st Tour de Suisse   United Arab Emirates. Thursday, 07 June 2017:  Three-time winner of Tour de Suisse, Rui Costa, will look for a top five place inthe General Classification in the 2017 edition. The Portuguese World Champion will lead UAE Team Emirates during the race which takes place over nine days in Switzerland from ......read more

Audemars Piguet Ambassador Renato Paratore Wins the Nordea Masters at Age 20…

Renato Paratore wears a Royal Oak in steel with blue dial Ref. 15400ST.OO.1220ST.03 Dubai - UAE, Monday 7th June 2017 – Renato Paratore won his first European Tour Title in Malmö, Sweden at the Nordea Masters on Sunday June 4th. Renato displayed impressive composure under pressure as he battled to regain the lead and beat Chris Wood and Matt Fitzpatrick by one shot. He carded a 3 ......read more

Diff Partners with Sennheiser in the Year of Giving to Improve the Cinema Experience for audiences ...…

Sennheiser endorsed by the National Media Council (NMC) brings its state of the art hearing and visual assistance platform CinemaConnect, to DIFF 365@VOX powered by du, the exciting new film platform at Mall of the Emirates and the Festival this December Dubai, 7 June 2017: In support of the ‘The Year of Giving', as announced by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ......read more

Day One of PSA Dubai World Series Finals Serves Up Spectacular Squash…

June 7, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The first day of play in the PSA Dubai World Series Finals served up some spectacular squash in the stunning Dubai Opera yesterday.  The first session saw every match go to three games, and some surprise results as World Champion and top seed Karim Abdel Gawad was toppled by Simon Rosner, and three time World Champion Nick Matthew fell to Marwan ElShorbagy in ......read more

French Double At 2016/17 PSA Awards…

June 06, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: There was double delight for France at the 2016/17 PSA Awards as Men's World No.1 Gregory Gaultier and Women's World No.3 Camille Serme collected the Player of Year Awards during a gala dinner at the Vida Hotel, Dubai.   On the eve of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, Gaultier, who begins the defence of his title today (June 6) against Ali Farag, was ......read more

Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open returns this November…

Tournament dates announced as Abu Dhabi celebrates Women’s Golf Day Abu Dhabi, UAE - June 6, 2017:  The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (FBMLO) will return to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club from November 1st – 4th, organizers announced today. The tournament dates were confirmed as Abu Dhabi celebrated Women’s Golf Day with a series of events and activities at its flagship ......read more

Focused on Clarity, Facebook Redesigns Security Settings Page…

At Facebook, we work around the clock to help create a safe and secure community for the people who use our products each day. But security is about more than strong infrastructure. It’s also about giving you simple, helpful tools to help protect yourself. That's why over the past few weeks, we have rolled out a new security settings page that makes it easier than ever to take control ......read more

2017 Ramadan Challenge Round Two Senior Cup Triumph for Al Barwani…

Rubio wins Masters Class and Agha collects Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 6 June 2017: The Round Two Senior Cup at Dubai Kartdrome on Monday night (5 June) saw a return to form from Five-time Sodi World Series (SWS) UAE Champion and 2015 Ramadan Challenge title holder Atef Al Barwani, with Dario Rubio topping the Masters category of the Senior Cup and Kamal Agha scoring double win to take home the ......read more

Squash Stars Take to the Stage at Dubai Opera This Week…

June 5, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  The elite of world squash are back in Dubai this week to battle it out for one of the most prestigious and fiercely contested titles in the sport, the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, which will take place at the Dubai Opera from 6-10 June. Only the eight top-ranked players from the PSA Road to Dubai Rankings have earned a place at the prestigious ......read more

Palestinian filmmaker, Farah Nabulsi, invited to UN in New York to screen her three films…

Palestinian filmmaker, Farah Nabulsi, invited to UN in New York to screen her three films, highlighting the injustice faced by Palestinians as 50th anniversary of occupation approaches Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2017:  Farah Nabulsi, the filmmaker and the daughter of Palestinians living in diaspora, has today screened her three short films in the trustee council chambers at the United Nations in ......read more

Gawad Hoping to End ‘Dream' Season on a High at PSA Dubai World Series Finals…

May 31, 2017, DUBAI UAE: Egyptian World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad says he is relishing the chance to compete in the PSA Dubai World Series Finals for the first time in his career, when he will hope to cap a dream year with victory at the season-ending event taking place at Dubai Opera, June 6-10. The 25-year-old finished top of the PSA Road to Dubai Standings after claiming maximum points at the ......read more

7th Edition of Dubai Sports World Kicks Off Tomorrow With The Biggest Range of Sports Ever…

May 31, 2017 Visitors to enjoy 13 action-packed weeks of sports and fitness at the region’s largest indoor summer sports arena DSW runs from June 1st to September 2nd, 2017 Dubai, UAE – The 7th edition of Dubai Sports World (DSW), the region’s largest indoor summer sports arena, opens its doors to visitors tomorrow (June 1st), with an exciting line-up of over 17 sports ......read more

Dubai-based artist to bring out 'Faces of Dubai' as a multimedia project…

Dubai, May 31, 2017: Dubai-based visual artist Yasir Saeed today announced the second edition of his renowned Faces of Dubai photo project, which will be launched as a multimedia edition in Q4 of this year. Faces of Dubai is a documentary tribute to the city of Dubai, UAE. The project is a platform that documents the perspectives of its residents on life in this city through portraits that ......read more

Mirza Joins UAE Team Emirates in Hammer Series…

UAE Team Emirates compete in inaugural Hammer Series to crown World’s Best Team United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 30 May 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Emirati rider Yousif Mirza will join teammates in the inaugural edition of the Hammer Series. The new professional road cycling series will take place between 2 – 4 June in Sportzone Limburg, in the Netherlands, with the opening ......read more

TV Dramas Must Tackle National Issues, Engage Youth - Experts at Sharjah Ramadan Majlis…

  OPENING SESSION OF SHARJAH RAMADAN MAJLIS DEBATES THE STATE OF UAE AND GULF DRAMA; ATTRACTS TOP ACTORS AND PLAYWRIGHTS   SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, May 30, 2017 – The popular Sharjah Ramadan Majlis held its inaugural session last night (Monday, May 29) by calling for the Gulf and Emirati television dramas to train their spotlight on national issues and ......read more

Senior Cup Victory for Azzam in First Round of 2017 SWS Ramadan Challenge…

Elmosi tops Masters and White makes Junior Cup history Dubai, UAE, 30 May 2017:  Defending champ Rami Azzam returned to Dubai Kartdome to take an emphatic first round win in the Sodi World Series (SWS) Ramadan Challenge on Monday night (29 May) with Gianluca Elmosi dominating the Masters category and newcomer Katherine White stunning the field with a historic Junior Cup ......read more

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