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

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

Dubai Culture Takes ‘Dubai Next' to London Design Festival

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

UAE Team Emirates La Vuelta Wrap-Up

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

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How Butch can you get?

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

DIFF Presents Two Outstanding Films for Golden Globe Consideration

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

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

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

Cate Blanchett to Head IWC Filmmakers Jury at DIFF 2017

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

UAE Team Emirates Reflect on Successful First Vuelta a España

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rui Costa Fourth in Thrilling Sprint Finish on Vuelta Stage 19

Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  A dramatic last few hundred meters on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España saw UAE Team Emirates’ Portuguese rider Rui Costa cross the finishing line in fourth place in a restricted sprint. Rui Costa and his teammate Mohoric, himself already a stage winner at this year's race, produced an attacking display of undeniable class as they formed part of the long breakaway for the day consisting of 26 riders.    The stage victory eventually went to Thomas De Gendt (Belgium) of Lotto Soudal, whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Red Jersey. UAE Team Emirates’ South African General Classification (GC) specialist, Louis Meintjes, maintained his 14th position in the overall standings.   Commenting on his top five finish, former World Champion Rui Costa ......read more

Reality-TV Show ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen' Ends on A Successful Note

13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U UAE– September 7, 2017:  As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week mini-series ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women entrepreneurs.    UAE ranks 19 on the Global Entrepreneurial Index among 137 countries. According to statistics, close to 10% of start-up founders are women. To foster womenpreneurship, the show featured a 30-minute episode in conversation with women entrepreneurs, where they shared their stories of struggle and offered advice to women on how to have a work-life balance, while simultaneously preparing their own family favourite recipes.  The show received a positive response ......read more

Louvre Abu Dhabi to welcome visitors from November

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

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

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

Meintjes Successfully Defends GC Standing on Stage 16

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

Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Dual Canadian Races

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

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

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

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

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

UAE Team Emirates Achieve Top Results at European Races

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

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Celebrates Community-Driven Initiatives During Eid

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

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Facebook launches Safety Resources for MENA Journalists

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

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

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

UAE Team Emirates to Tackle Back to Back Races

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

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

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

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

Facebook Celebrates Innovative Arab Developers at the F8 Conference…

27 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing Arab developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April. Arab developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they created for their local communities and ......read more

A Night in with Netflix…

What: A Night in with Netflix Who: Media and celebrities from across the region. Where: Inked Dubai    Dubai, UAE - April 27, 2017: Last night, Netflix hosted “A Night In With Netflix” - a unique event - showcasing the world of entertainment available on the streaming platform across the Middle East.     Guests were thrilled to walk in the shoes of ......read more

Audemars Piguet Golf Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger Wins in Shenzhen…

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Dubai Festival City to launch new major show – IMAGINE, A Child's Dream…

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The Mysteries of Science Unveiled at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival…

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Du LaLiga HPC Crowned as First Champions of the UAE FA Academy League…

•    League-leaders du LaLiga HPC defeat UAE juggernauts Al Ain FC 8-0 in match of the season •    du LaLiga HPC remain undefeated in inaugural season with 11 successive wins 24 April 2017, Dubai, UAE – This week has seen the culmination of the first season of the UAE FA Academy League (FAAL), the official youth football league that has ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Aim for Top Result at Tour de Romandie…

Meinjtes and Ulissi set sights on General Classification at Tour de Romandie Saturday, 22 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ duo  Louis Meinjtes and Diego Ulissi are focused on achieving strong results at this week’s Tour de Romandie which starts on Tuesday, April 25 with a Prologue time-trial in Aigle (Switzerland), and finishes five days later in ......read more

Top Ten Finish for UAE Team Emirates' Diego Ulissi at 81st La Flèche Wallonne…

Ulissi finishes 10th at The Walloon Arrow and looks ahead to Liège–Bastogne–Liège Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’, all-rounder Diego Ulissi finished in top 10 at - La Flèche Wallonne – on Wednesday 18 April 2017 which was won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The 200.5 kilometers race starting from Binche concluded on the steep Mur de Huy. The ......read more

Global Village's award for Media Excellence, and Mostafa Abdul Azim won Global Village's award for ...…

Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Anjana Kumar from GN Xpress Newspaper went on to win Best Coverage in English Publications, Derek Baldwin of Gulf News won Best Article in an English publication, Prince B. Naiyer from Malyalam Manorama won Best Coverage in Asian Media while Firos Khan won Best Article in the Asian Media category. Christopher Maxwell from Time Out Dubai won the award for Best Coverage ......read more

Dubai Culture to Showcase the Emirate's Cultural, Artistic and Heritage Highlights at Arabian ...…

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KEGS Crowned 2017 Conares Golf Society League Champions…

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duFC's UAE Girls Challenge Winners Experience Trip of a Lifetime at Old Trafford…

Dubai’s youth female champions witness an unforgettable match at Old Trafford as their heroes Manchester United take on league leaders Chelsea in electric atmosphere with over 75,000 fans Winning girls team recognized for their superior skills and pro-attitude by Manchester United coaches Dubai, UAE – 19 April 2017 – The duFC’s UAE Girls Challenge winning team ......read more

Etihad Rail employees visit Wahat Al Karama…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April 2017:  Etihad Rail employees visited the Wahat Al Karama memorial site in commemoration of the sacrifices made by the UAE’s brave martyrs. Wahat Al Karama, which means “the oasis of dignity”, is a permanent tribute to the Emiratis who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation. A group of staff members toured the national landmark to ......read more

Facebook F8 Day 1: News Recap and Assets…

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The event partners with Sing & Swing Training Center to celebrate young musical talents Dubai - April 12, 2017: The Children’s Musical Evenings, hosted at Zabeel Park as part of Dubai Garden Glow, the city’s leading family entertainment destination with a first unique glow theme park in the Middle East, comes back with exciting performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday ......read more

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

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ......read more

Dr. Mashoor Gulati's Comedy Clinic in Dubai on April 20th…

Popular comedians Sunil Grover aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati and Kiku Sharda alias Nurse Bumper from the Kapil Sharma Show to charm the audience with their laughter riot Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:  Donning his white quote and armed with doses of hilarious laughter, Sunil Grover - aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati - of the Kapil Sharma Show fame is all set to enthrall his audience in Dubai soon. The ......read more

Third Season of World Art Dubai opens with impressive collection of local and international artwork…

Gulf’s only accessible and affordable art fair aims to banish elitism from art with buyer-friendly prices starting at only USD100 Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:   The third season of World Art Dubai opens at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) tomorrow (12 April, 2017), providing a professionally curated platform dedicated to the UAE’s passionate art collectors and first-time buyers, ......read more

Sodi World Series (SWS) Senior Cup Victory for Al Mehairi…

Kumaran tops SWS Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2017:  Fuelled by a narrow defeat in the preceding round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Series, Saeed Al Mehairi bounced back to take a commanding SWS Senior Cup win at the Dubai Kartdrome on Monday night (10 April). With a best lap time of 1:11.188, Rami Azzam opened the contest as the top qualifier, 0.127 seconds ahead of Al ......read more

27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to Stage Unique Cultural Programme…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2017: The 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which will take place from 26 April to 2 May 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), will feature a unique cultural programme that will discuss several aspects of the changes and transformations that have influenced the Arab cultural landscape in recent years. Through several ......read more

GAC Qatar gets people to buckle up with Seatbelt Convincer…

Combining sport with safety education at OZEE Soccer Sevens tournament Qatar 9 April 2017 – GAC Qatar, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, combined sports with safety awareness by bringing a Seatbelt Convincer to the Sri Lankan OZEE Soccer Sevens tournament held in Qatar, for which GAC Qatar was one of the sponsors. “GAC Qatar is part of the ......read more

Award Winners Announced for CultureSummit 2017…

Abu Dhabi to Convene World Leaders from Government, Arts, Media and Tech  At Summit  Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 9, 2017 — The organisers of CultureSummit 2017 Abu Dhabi, which begins today in the Capital, have announced the cultural diplomat award-winners to be honored at the April 9-13 gathering in the UAE (United Arab Emirates). CultureSummit 2017 Abu Dhabi is a global cultural ......read more

OUTCAST Season 2 premieres on FOX, exclusively on beIN…

Premiere on Monday, April 10, 9PM KSA and 10PM UAE; Trailer now online Exclusive screening at Middle East Film and Comic Con, 6th April 2017 at 8.15 PM Dubai/ Doha, April 06, 2017 – FOX, the world’s leading international entertainment brand, and a unit of Fox Network Group, has set Monday 10th April, at 9pm KSA and 10 PM UAE, as the date and time for the Middle East TV ......read more

Total and Badminton World Federation (BWF) extend partnership until 2021…

Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017:  Following the completion of a landmark three-year partnership, Total and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently announced a three-year extension of the partnership until 2021.  Through the extended partnership, brokered by Infront Sports & Media, Total will continue as the Title Sponsor and the Official Energy Partner for all BWF Major Events ......read more

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Leads Sharjah Delegation to World Journalism Fest in Perugia, ...…

IFJ HOSTS BRIEFED ABOUT INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION FORUM HOSTED BY SHARJAH GOVERNMENT MEDIA BUREAU; STRESS ON BUILDING BRIDGES OF COOPERATION  Sharjah, UAE, April 8, 2017 – As part of its efforts to bolster relations with the global media community and build bridges of cooperation and understanding with media organisations and journalists from around the world, a Sharjah ......read more

Akshay Kumar announced Best Actor at The 64th National Awards India…

Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017:  Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar has been proclaimed the Best Actor for his magnanimous role as Naval Commander Rustom Pavri in the 2016 crime thriller Rustom. Inspired by the 1959 Nanavati case, this Akshay Kumar starrer was a critically acclaimed and equally successful film. The megastar took to twitter to express gratitude and posted a video. He wrote, ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to battle it out at the Hell of the North…

UAE Team Emirates will ride at the renowned Paris-Roubaix to mark the end of the Cobbled Classics  Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017:  Taking part in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, 9th April UAE Team Emirates are set to battle the pavé at the last race of the Cobbled Classics. Paris-Roubaix, also known as the Hell of the North, is the third monument of the cycling season and considered by some to ......read more

Hisense Becomes Official Sponsor of 2018 FIFA World CupTM…

Beijing, China – On April 6th 2017, in a joint press conference held with FIFA, Hisense announced its status as an official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first-ever Chinese consumer electronics brand to sponsor the tournament. As an Official FIFA World Cup Sponsor, Hisense will engage in an array of global marketing and advertising activities for both the 2017 ......read more

Image Nation Abu Dhabi and The Dubai International Film Festival partner for The Fifth Year to ...…

Submissions are now open for Enjaaz, the Dubai Film Market’s production support program with a 250,000 AED fund to bring Gulf Filmmakers short films to the screen Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017:  The Dubai Film Market (DFM), the leading industry platform in the region and the business counterpart of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), together with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, ......read more

Nurturing Talent! Mawaheb Art Studio to champion UAE-based artists with special needs at World Art ...…

Mawaheb talent with special needs will feature artworks, conduct talks and lead creative workshops in fusion of art, entertainment and education Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017:  As part of its goals to bring affordable and accessible art to the Dubai masses, World Art Dubai 2017, which returns to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for a third season from 12-15 April, has teamed up with ......read more

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE INVESTING IN ART…

If you are keen to invest in art, it is important to understand few basic points before you actually start buying the artworks. I have written this article references relating to  Indian art market . Indian art market is divided into two segments – Modern and Contemporary. Modern segment comprises of masters like M F Husain, S H Raza, F N Souza, VS Gaitonde, Amrita Sher Gill and more. ......read more

Nissan and NISMO announce global motorsport program for 2017…

Nissan and NISMO aim to retake SUPER GT title with new 2017 spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 Nissan and NISMO to strengthen Customer Racing programs with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, racing engines for Daytona Prototype International (DPi), LMP1 (privateers), and LMP3 To greatly enhance its competitiveness NISMO to begin development on a newly evolved Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 (R35) Dubai, ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Names Abdallah Laroui “Cultural Personality of the Year”…

Abu Dhabi, 05 April 2017 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the Moroccan historian and scholar, Abdallah Laroui, is to be celebrated as the Cultural Personality of the Year for the award’s eleventh session 2016-2017. The title honours prominent figures for their unique contributions to the advancement of Arabic culture, and for works that portray tolerance and promote ......read more

Award Winning Singer Swapna Abraham launches the 1000 Songs in 1000 Days Challenge…

HSI Events Management partners with singer in a bid to attempt a world first record  Dubai. April 5, 2017:  Award winning singer Swapna Abraham today officially launched the 1000 Songs in 1000 Days Challenge running up to EXPO2020. The challenge will begin on April 8, 2017 and run until January 1, 2020 for a total of 1000 days.  HSI Events Management, a Dubai based ......read more

Wacom to launch regional competition for creative professionals…

April 05, 2017: Wacom, the world’s leader in pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface technologies, has announced its latest initiative designed to unleash creativity in the region using technology through a poster competition in partnership with Utalenta.com, the first online marketplace for the creative community in the Middle East. Creative professionals such as ......read more

“IT IS AS IF I HAD WON” - Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates…

UAE Team Emirates’ Sacha Modolo places sixth at legendary Tour of Flanders   Monday, 03 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: Italian Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates, crossed the finish line at the 101st Tour of Flanders amongst the top ten alongside Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Triestina), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida), John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) and Sylvain Chavanel (Direct ......read more

Deloitte Middle East Point of View: Ethical Tax, Construction Market Outlook, ISO 37001 on ...…

Dubai, UAE - 3 April 2017: Financial institutions are working together to combat tax evasion, bribery and corruption through ISO certifications and the Common Reporting Standard. These are among the topics discussed in the spring 2017 issue of Deloitte’s quarterly publication, the Middle East Point of View (ME PoV). The spring 2017 issue tackles several hot topics: from the ......read more

Champions Crowned on Final National Race Day…

2016-2017 season finale at Dubai Autodrome Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2017:  Championships were on the line for two UAE race series during the National Race Day (NRD) finale of the 2016-2017 season at Dubai Autodrome on Friday (31 March). The penultimate round of the TRD 86 Cup featured alongside the conclusive rounds of the NGK Racing Series and the UAE Sportbike Championship for a full day ......read more

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