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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Longlist for the Literature' Category in its 15th Edition

The Award unveils the latest longlist, which includes nine novels and three poetic works   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlist for the ‘Literature’ category for its 15th edition, which comprises 12 titles from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Sudan and Iraq. The Literature category attracted 584 entries for the 2020/2021 Award, which represents a 33 percent increase compared to the previous edition.   The longlisted novels include: • An Taashaq Al-Hayat (To Love Life) by Alawiya Sobh from Lebanon, published by Dar Al Adab Publishing & Distribution in 2020 • Wajooh Al-Hosh (The Faces of the Courtyard) by Hessein Ali ......read more

MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi Celebrates Winners of Alef Education Award

DCT Abu Dhabi and Alef Education collaborate to exchange knowledge and promote Artificial Intelligence techniques in developing educational experiences in schools Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November, 2020: MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced its collaboration with Alef Education, the Abu Dhabi-based global education technology company, to strengthen ties between the two institutions for the benefit of the education sector across the UAE.  Under the new collaboration, the winners of the Alef Education Award will participate in MAKTABA’s programmes and competitions, which include the Creative Reader competition, Little Writer in the Big Book competition, and Back to School programme. These are in addition to the School Breaks programme, which includes ......read more

Dubai Sports Council discuss Cooperation with Israeli Club Hapoel Tel Aviv

The normalisation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is a great opportunity to find new friends and new collaborations in this area: Boaz Toshav   United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:   Boaz Toshav, one of the owners and Board members of prestigious Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv, visited Dubai Sports Council to discuss mutual cooperation and investment opportunities. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received Toshav in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council. Welcoming Toshav, His Excellency Saeed Hareb explained the role that the Council plays in promoting sports at many different levels in Dubai, including the grassroots and community level, in developing the Emirate’s sports sector, in ......read more

First Ever Spanish WWE Champion Crowned

A-Kid has become the first Spanish WWE champion after defeating Trent Seven in the NXT UK Heritage Cup. United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:    Since emerging on the NXT UK scene, Madrid-born Superstar A-Kid has quickly captured the interest of the WWE Universe as well as prominent competitors like the first-ever United Kingdom Champion, Tyler Bate. Win or lose, the up-and-comer has wasted little time bringing the fight to a number of high-profile opponents that include Trent Seven, Jordan Devlin and Bate himself. Hailing from one of the hardest-working neighborhoods of Madrid, A-Kid takes pride in representing his homeland as WWE’s first Spanish Superstar. A versatile competitor who can dish out strikes, masterfully applied holds, and high-risk maneuvers alike, the versatile Superstar is a student of ......read more

Thousands of Runners Take to the Streets for Dubai Run 2020

● Dubai transforms into an expansive running arena to welcome more than 100,000 participants for the city’s biggest-ever fun run ● Runners of all ages shape their own routes across the city to celebrate the joys of running - from Jebel Ali to Jumeirah, Downtown to Dubai Creek   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2020:  In a spectacle of true determination, the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2020 united the whole community as more than 100,000 participants took to the streets for the city’s biggest fun run, the Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai. People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels walked, wheeled, jogged and ran along their own routes at stunning locations across the city.   Residents were thrilled at the opportunity to beat their personal best in a relaxed, ......read more

HHC Organises Trial Race ahead of the Camel Trek Marathon for UAE Expats

Dubai, November 26, 2020:  A trial camel race is set to take place on Friday (27 November) at Dubai’s Al Marmoom Racetrack at 5pm in preparation for the Camel Trek Marathon for UAE expats.   Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), this inaugural camel race aims to test participants from previous Camel Trek editions, and pave the way to new candidates willing to take the challenge of the marathon which will take place after the completion of the seventh edition of the Camel Trek in December.   The announcement of launching the annual Camel Trek Marathon for Expats was made last March, following the directives from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The Camel Trek Marathon is organised by HHC during the Crown Prince Festival for Arabian Camels ......read more

Registrations Now Open for the 3rd Edition of the Dubai Festival City Santa Run

The fun run takes place on Friday, 11th December 2020 2.5km and 5km route options available Best 5 dressed Santa prizes including festive goodies wrapped for Christmas day   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2020: Hundreds of Santa’s running along Dubai Festival City’s Marsa Creek is definitely something to share in, as online registration for this year’s Dubai Festival City Santa Run is officially open.  Hosted by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated destination, Dubai Festival City, and organized by Race ME in association with the Dubai Sports Council, the third edition of the fun run will take place on Friday 11th December, while adhering to the hygiene and safety measures.  Open for all ages and abilities and covering two distances of 2.5km and 5km, ......read more

Preliminary Camel Race for the National Day Camel Marathon kick-off on Friday, 27 Nov

Dubai, November 23, 2020:  The first preliminary camel race prior to the sixth edition of the National Day Camel Marathon, will be held next Friday, 27th of November, in Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. The race, organized by the Hamadan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), is one of two races introduced by the Center last season.  Each preliminary camel race comprises of two matches. The first, showing debut this season, is dedicated to participants 29 years of age and below. The second match is for participants above the age of 30.   For her part, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC said, “Owing to the success reaped in last season’s prep camel races and the demand by Emirati youth, we have introduced a new match to the two races covering another age group (below 29 years) ......read more

Emiratis Al Hassani and Al Zeyoudi Bag Men's Honours at Al Marmoom Dune Run

Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the Dune Run is a big hit among participants   United Arab Emirates -  November 22, 2020:    The UAE’s Mohammed Al Hassani and Hamad Al Zeyoudi topped the men’s podium in the Elite and Open divisions of the 5km Al Marmoom Dune Run, which saw more than 250 participants representing many different countries challenge their limits in the desert. One of the first event of its kind, Al Marmoom Dune Run was organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and FittGROUPME inside the magnificent Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, which is the largest project of its kind in the world with more than 40 hectares of pristine shrub land that is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and many other endangered species, as ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reveals its 2020 Longlists for Development of Nations' and Literary and Art Criticism' Categories

The Award announces longlists featuring 18 selected works from seven Arab Countries for its 15th edition      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlists in the ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’ and ‘Literary and Art Criticism’ categories for the Award’s 15th edition (2020-2021), which collectively received 461 submissions from various Arab countries.    This year, the ‘Development of Nations’ category received 262 submissions, representing 11 percent of all submissions across the categories. Eight titles have been selected for the longlist from six Arab countries, namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Discusses Preparations for Dubai Women's Triathlon with Partners

United Arab Emirates -  November 19, 2020:   The Organizing Committee of the 4th Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is being organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, held a meeting with its partners from different government entities to discuss the preparations for the event that takes place in the Jumeirah District on November 27. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with hosts Dubai Ladies Club, the 4th season of Dubai Women’s Triathlon is open to women of all nationalities aged 15 and above. The coordination meeting was held at Dubai Ladies Club and representatives from Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Ladies Club, Dubai Police, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority ......read more

Twitter Rolls Out Fleets Globally in the Coming Days

As an easier way for everyone to join the conversation United Arab Emirates -  November 18, 2020:   Twitter’s purpose is to serve the public conversation – it’s where people go to see what's happening and talk about it. But some have expressed that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there's so much pressure to rack up Retweets and Likes. That’s why, there are so many  Tweets left in drafts. To help people feel more comfortable, Twitter has been working on a lower pressure way for people to talk about what’s happening. Today, Twitter is introducing Fleets so everyone can easily join the conversation in a new way – with their fleeting thoughts. Fleets are for sharing momentary thoughts – they help start conversations and ......read more

Tyson Fury Pays Tribute to the Undertaker Ahead of Final Farewell at Survivor Series

United Arab Emirates -  November 18, 2020:   As The Undertaker prepares to say goodbye to WWE, Tyson Fury has paid tribute to the Deadman with a post on social media thanking him for the wonderful memories he has created for fans during a stellar 30-year career. The upcoming Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time) and can be livestreamed via WWE Network in the MENA region, will mark The Undertaker’s final farewell as his magnificent career, in which he has taken on some of WWE’s all-time greats, draws to a close.  

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Last Chance to Sign Up and Take on Jeep Tough Mudder in RAK this Weekend!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th November 2020:  There’s still time to take on a new challenge and register to take part in Jeep Tough Mudder this weekend in the adventure Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah!  Taking place on Friday 20th November on the picturesque island of Mina Al Arab, the last remaining tickets to both the Classic Tough Mudder 10k course, and the Tough Mudder 5k course route, can be purchased from www.toughmudder.ae. Tickets are on sale for $109 USD for the classic course and $89 USD for the 5k course.  Following strict COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all Mudders taking part, the event will be operating at 60% reduced capacity. The famous Jeep Tough Mudder obstacles have also been adapted to meet the COVID-19 safety guidelines so Mudders can still have fun whilst moving their bodies and ......read more

Heba Sami, Suad Yousuf and Mariam Mubarak Bag Top Honours in First Week of Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

United Arab Emirates -  November 16, 2020:   Dubai Public Prosecution’s Heba Sami has won the table tennis title and Suad Yousuf Saeed of Dubai Police has clinched the bowling crown among Emiratis in the opening week of the 2020 Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament. Held under the patronage of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament is organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council and participation is open to all Emirati and non-Emirati ladies working in the government, semi-government and private sectors. Rawda Al Mahrezi, Chairman of the Women's Sports Committee, and Fawzia Faridoon, Head of the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Honours Football Stars Puyol and Anelka with Medal of First Line of Defence'

United Arab Emirates -  November 12, 2020:    Dubai Sports Council has honoured 2010 World Cup winner and Spanish football legend Carles Puyol, and former France ace Nicolas Anelka with the ‘Medal of First Line of Defence’ in appreciation of their support for the Council’s ‘Be Fit, Be Safe’ campaign. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, presented the commemorative medals to Puyol and Anelka at the Council headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council. The medals pay homage to the selfless service of Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Health Authority, and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Dubai. Together, they were at the forefront of ......read more

First Ever Women's Golf Tournament Kicks Off in Saudi Arabia as Leading National Golf Sustainability Strategy Unveiled

Saudi Arabia was once again at the centre of golf news as the world’s best players descend on the Kingdom for the country’s inaugural ladies tournament  Wednesday 12, November 2020:  His Excellency Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation today kicked off the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by the Public Investment Fund, a historic occasion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The tournament commencement was accompanied by an announcement that Saudi Arabia has also created a comprehensive national golf sustainability strategy that embraces an innovative culture and ambitious outlook across key environmental, economic and social aspects of the sport. “The central tenet of our national golf strategy is sustainability. The ambition is for Golf in ......read more

WWE Superstar Seth Rollins Picks His Fantasy Survivor Series Teams

WWE SUPERSTAR SETH ROLLINS PICKS HIS FANTASY SURVIVOR SERIES TEAMS WWE Superstar Seth Rollins says Triple H, Shawn Michaels and the legendary Andre The Giant would be part of his fantasy Survivor Series squad. WWE fans in the MENA region can livestream Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time), via WWE Network, with a free one-month trial available via www.wwenetwork.com The event will also see one of the most iconic WWE Superstars, The Undertaker, bid a final farewell following a stellar 30-year career. Speaking ahead of the big event, Rollins, another firmly established Superstar, was asked to pick his all-time five-man Survivor Series team, and he opted for some of the biggest names to have stepped foot in the ring. “For number one I’d have to go for Triple H; he’s the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Announces Opening of Registrations for Garmin Quest 2020 in Hatta

Billed as a triathlon with a difference, the Quest is region’s first long-distance adventure race based on mountain biking, trail running and kayaking   United Arab Emirates -  November 11, 2020:   Did you enjoy watching the ‘World’s Toughest Race’ with Bear Grylls on Amazon Prime, as competitors challenged their physical and emotional limits across 11 days in the most epic global adventure race ever attempted? Then our very own, miniature adoption of the format – the Garmin Quest 2020 in Hatta – should be right up your alley. Dubai Sports Council, Hatta Adventures, Garmin and Arabian Epic have come together to create this exciting race format that guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, taking participants on an adventure of ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Discuss Cooperation with Former Israel and Chelsea Coach Avram Grant

United Arab Emirates -  November 10, 2020:    His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received former Israel national football team and Chelsea coach Avram Grant at the Council headquarters and the two parties are keen to collaborate for the betterment of football in the UAE. The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of Dubai Sports Council, was attended by Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Council, and the Israeli coach, who has spent almost 48 years coaching teams in Israel, England and many other countries, expressed his desire to work with Dubai Sports Council for the benefit of football in the UAE by conducting advance-level workshops and training courses for the technical staff here. His Excellency Saeed Hareb gave an explanation to the Israeli coach ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Launches UAE Champions Challenge

United Arab Emirates -  November 10, 2020:   As part of its ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of cyclists in the UAE, UAE Team Emirates have launched a ‘Champions Challenge’ to encourage UAE residents of all ages to pick up their bikes, get outside and start cycling and recording their activity over the next two weeks.    The challenge comes after the success of the team in this year’s Tour de France where Tadej Pogacar, the 22-year-old Slovenian starlet, officially became the youngest ever post-war winner.    Cycling fans in the UAE are encouraged to ride 36.2km, the length of stage 20 of this year’s Tour, to honor Pogacar’s individual time-trial triumph that took him to first place in the General Classification in his first ever Tour. The ......read more

Dubai Investments Unveils Flagship Sustainability Initiative; Announces Winners of the Acting on Plastic Universities Competition

Heriot Watt University ranks First, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Second and the American University of Sharjah ranked third respectively Dubai, UAE, 08 November 2020:  Dubai Investments PJSC, the leading, diversified Investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has announced the winners of its flagship sustainability initiative, the “Acting on Plastic” Universities Competition 2020 that was launched in January this year.  The Competition is one of Dubai Investments leading sustainability initiatives that fosters the Company’s commitment to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) plan and aligns its directions with the UAE Vision 2021 which calls for phasing out waste across the country, and a drive to accelerate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development ......read more

Moroccan Mira and Jessica Towl of UK Win Elite Honours in 11th Ice Warrior Challenge

Organised by Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai, the Challenge is a big hit among participants     United Arab Emirates -  November 07, 2020:     Morocco’s Mohammed Mira and Jessica Towl of United Kingdom have bagged the top honours in the Elite category of the 11th Ice Warrior Challenge, which was held on Friday morning at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in partnership with Ski Dubai, the Ice Warrior Challenge saw a spirited turnout, with participants representing many different countries, as well as government entities and clubs like Dubai Police and Al Dhafra club. Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, was present at Ski Dubai along with Mohammad El Etri, Director of Majid Al Futtaim Global Snow Operations and ......read more

Sharjah Cricket Stadium is Key to the Future of Sports Tourism in the Emirate, Says SCTDA Chairman

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - November  11, 2020:  His Excellency Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), visited Sharjah Cricket Stadium last night during the final league game of this year’s edition of the IPL, which saw Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets and book their place in the playoffs.    Whilst there he lauded the idea of a cricket museum at the stadium and said it was another attractive dimension to a facility that has so squarely put Sharjah on the global sporting map.  ‘Such a venture is well in line with our priority to promote Sharjah as a sports tourism destination across the globe and as such we look forward to working closely with the stadium to make the visitor and player experience in Sharjah a ......read more

The RACE is on: Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Opens for Registration

• Iconic Dubai cycling race attracts thousands of competitors every year • The challenge will be made up of four build-up rides, starting on 28 November, and the main event in February • Registration opens at 2pm on Thursday, November 5 via www.cyclingchallenge.ae with the Dubai Big 5 promotion    4 November 2020, Dubai: The 2021 edition of one of the region’s favourite sporting events - the legendary Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge – will open for registration at 2pm tomorrow (Thursday 5 November), with the first 35km build-up ride due to be held on 28 November at Al Qudra Cycling Track in Dubai.  The challenge, which is held in partnership with Spinneys Dubai and Dubai 92, consists of four build-up rides of increasing length staged at the purpose-built Al Qudra Cycling Track, ......read more

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Three Eggs get Yemeni National a Guinness World Records Title

18th June 2020:  A stack of three eggs on the top of each other was recognised by Guinness World Records (GWR) as a new world record when Mohammed Muqbel, a 20-year old Yemeni national living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, successfully stack them into a tower. Balanced upright, one at a time on top of each other in a single tower ensemble got the global recognition as the ‘Largest stack ......read more

Twitter tests Tweeting with Voice

The feature will be available for those using Twitter on iOS   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2020:   Twitter is where people go to talk about what’s happening. Over the years, photos, videos, gifs, and extra characters have allowed people to add their own flair and personality to their conversations. But sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough and some ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Announce Decision to Resume Competitions, Starting With Marine Sports

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 17, 2020:   In accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the Council has announced the resumption of marine and water sports competitions, and a number of events are expected to take place in the coming days off the coast of Dubai and the picturesque Hatta Dam ......read more

The Arts Center at Nyu Abu Dhabi Marks World Refugee Day With Cartography, a Theatrical Work on ...

- Presented in partnership with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency - Created by director Kaneza Schaal and writer Christopher Myers, drawing from their experiences with refugee youth in Europe       Abu Dhabi, June 16, 2020: To mark World Refugee Day, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, will stream ......read more

IMA Reveals Winners of its Ninth Student Case Competition

The competition received applicants from university students across the Middle East and Africa region   Dubai, UAE, June 16, 2020 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has announced the winners of the ninth edition of its Student Case Competition, which invited university students across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to analyze a business case study and provide ......read more

Get Back on Track at Yas Marina Circuit Throughout This Month

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Does Where we are Change how we See? The NYUAD Art Gallery convenes Ways of Seeing Curators Sam ...

The online event reunites collaborators on 2018’s “Ways of Seeing” exhibition, and marks the opening of the exhibition archives on The NYUAD Art Gallery website, as part of the TRACE: Archives and Reunions series     Abu Dhabi, June 15, 2020:  The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery will launch its third digital archive, Ways of Seeing, as part of its ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Announces Decision to Reopen Sports Academies in Private Educational ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 14, 2020:   Dubai Sports Council has announced sports academies and coaching clinics based in Dubai’s private educational institutions can open for business, on the condition they strictly adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and other relevant authorities. The ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Announces Reopening of Swimming Pools and Resumption of Water Sports

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 13, 2020:    Based on the directives of Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, Dubai Sports Council has announced the reopening of swimming pools and water sports activities in the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai Sports Council has issued a detailed list of conditions, developed in cooperation with relevant authorities, that need to ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Re-shuffle for Grand Tour Ambitions

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:   As the 2020 calendar takes shape the UAE Team Emirates team has announced the core riders to make-up the upcoming three Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta Espana).    The teams announcement came shortly after the UCI revealed its own plans for the resumption of the 2020 racing season since its hiatus ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Bring in Top Fitness Coaches to Train Participants for PocariSweat 10K Run

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 09, 2020:    Dubai Sports Council and Pocari Sweat have roped in two top fitness coaches – Ole Brom and Danil Bornventure – for free live coaching sessions to prepare participants for the PocariSweat 10K Run. Organised jointly by Dubai Sports Council and Pocari Sweat, which is an Ion supply drink from Japan that replenishes and balances ......read more

Top Officials of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police and European Tour to Take Part in Wednesday's ...

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MENALAC Members Prepare to Open Amusement Facilities With a Re-Opening Strategy After Covid-19 ...

As the economies of the Middle East countries are gradually re-opening, the Middle East North Africa Leisure Attractions Council (MENALAC) has started working on recommended minimum standards before re-opening     Date: Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2020     Key News Highlights   1. Most amusement park operators are finalising risk assessment and response ......read more

Dubai's Top Football Academies Back in Business

Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus academies return to training following weeks of closure due to COVID-19, while Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United wait for green light   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 07, 2020:    Some of Dubai’s top football academies, including Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus, have reopened their doors for training ......read more

Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management and Gfinity to Create a Jointly Owned New Global Esports Racing ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM) and Gfinity plc (AIM: GFIN), a world-leading esports and gaming solutions provider, today announce a five-year agreement to design, develop and deliver a new virtual motorsport (esports) racing championship (ERC). The ERC is jointly owned by ADMM and Gfinity.   The ERC combines Gfinity’s ......read more

Dubai-born Director Aziz Zee Releases Short Film on Coronavirus Touching upon Topics of Fake News ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Dubai-born director Aziz Zee has launched a new short film on Coronavirus titled #Lockdown: Quarantined - Hate spreads faster than the virus. The film has been released under the banner of Crescendo Music and Films and Psychotic Brothers and touches upon sensitive topics like fake news and mental health in the wake of the pandemic. The ......read more

Womanity Reshapes the Narrative Around Women in the MENA Region

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Glory for Dubai's Godolphin in Australia

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Dubai's Contemporary Art Institution Jameel Arts Centre re-opens to the Public

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Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Police Organise Forum to Discuss Return of Fans to Sports Events

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   The Dubai Sports Council, in cooperation with Dubai Police, is organizing a forum to discuss precautionary measures and protocols for the safe return of fans to sports events in Dubai once competitions resume in the coming period following weeks of stoppage due to COVID-19. Being organised under the slogan, “Your Commitment to ......read more

Free Online Art Competition for Kids

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   This summer, kids can beat the heat with an online art competition. Open to children in the age group of 4 to 12 years, the competition is a FREE OF COST initiative by blogger Sherry Gupta. While locked inside their houses, the competition is a platform for little artists to display their wonderful masterpieces which deserve larger ......read more

Save the Date for Triyas Challenge 2021

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Instagram Partners with TBWA Raad and Egyptian Food Bank to #Stopfoodwaste

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Twitter Launches Heroes of Good' Campaign to Celebrate the Spirit of Ramadan

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Dubai Culture Organises Workshops for Puppet Making and Animating

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Dubai Sports Council Organises Virtual Forum for Female Players of Dubai's Sports Clubs

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Twitter Unveils week 2 of Ramadan Data

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#StayHomeWithTishTash

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Tadej Pogačar Renews with UAE Team Emirates Until 2024

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:   UAE Team Emirates is pleased to announce that young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogačar has extended his contract which will keep him at the Emirati team until the end of 2024.   Tadej Pogačar: “I am happy to continue my relationship with UAE Team Emirates.  I turned professional here and I feel very comfortable ......read more

Karl Lagerfeld Introduces #stayhomewithkarl Initiative on Social Media

The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. PARIS, FRANCE (March 31, 2020) – KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms. Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD ......read more

Karl Lagerfeld Introduces #stayhomewithkarl Initiative on Social Media'

The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 04, 2020:   KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms. Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates sign Juan Ayuso

Young Spaniard joins on a long-term contract       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2020:   UAE Team Emirates will continue their commitment to developing young talent by signing 17-year old Spanish rider Juan Ayuso on a five year deal with the team.   The promising youngster is the current Spanish Junior National Champion and holds 6 ......read more

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Dubai Culture Boosts Culture of Giving With Ramadan Heroes' Campaign

• A community-based initiative that supports the ‘10 Million Meals’ campaign, the largest national campaign to support vulnerable families • Meals Delivery to workers safely while adhering to social distancing • The humane face of culture in an image that embodies the values of tolerance and social cohesion inherent in Dubai • This move is part of Dubai ......read more

Steve Madden Ramadan Capsule Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020:   Complementing modest fashion with classy statement shoes and accessories, Steve Madden Ramadan Capsule Collection, showcases designs to match the revelry of the occasion. The collection boasts of some eclectic uppers on varied soles to carry you from your work desk to Iftar table in equal ease. ...read more

Wasl Properties Launches Annual Ramadan Arts Competition to Celebrate Its Creative Tenants

Annual contest is in its tenth edition   Dubai, UAE, 27 April 2020:   wasl properties, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, has announced its celebration of the spirit of the holy month by launching its Ramadan competition that seeks to reward artistic flair with exceptional prizes. The annual competition, which is in its tenth ......read more

Dubai Holy Quran (91.4FM) Launches New Programs for Ramadan 1441 AH

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:  With the support of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Her Highness Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Dubai Holy Quran (91.4FM), a radio station of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), has launched a set of new programs ......read more

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development Announce ...

- Presented in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development and Al Burda, a platform for Islamic arts and culture, Reconnect. encourages the community to #StayHome during the Holy Month - Four unique events have been specially curated for Ramadan, featuring contemplative works to suit quiet evenings at home       Abu Dhabi, April 26, ......read more

Instagram Brings Back #MonthofGood for Ramadan

Instagram invites the global community to share acts of kindness during the Holy Month Huda Kattan kicks off the initiative globally tonight on @Instagram Popular Egyptian Actor Ahmed Helmy to call on his followers to start a movement of kindness   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020:    Instagram is marking Ramadan by bringing back its global initiative ......read more

UAE and KSA Residents Prepare to Spend More Time Online This Year in Ramadan Than in Previous Years

While in-person gathering is expected to decrease amidst COVID-19, socializing online is likely to increase as residents ready themselves for Ramadan at home   April 23, 2020:  As is the case in most of the world at present, Covid-19 response in most countries globally has included restrictions on movement of residents with calls to stay at home and practice social distancing. ......read more

DG Quote - World Creativity Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:   Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, “Dubai Culture” noted today, innovation and creativity have become a lifestyle and a national hub in the UAE due to their importance in supporting the creative economy and achieving a prosperous and sustainable future, She said: "Our leaders in the UAE ......read more

Art Painting Lab Launches Community Art Collaboration

An uplifting community initiative to get the UAE painting with purpose    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2020:   #UnitedArtEmirates is a grass-roots art initiative created to unite, inspire and encourage the UAE’s community during a tumultuous time in the world. The initiative is asking everyone; artists and amateurs alike, to create and share a piece of ......read more

Award-Winning Artist Amar Kanwar Joins Scholars in a Public Virtual Roundtable to Explore ...

● Taking place on Wednesday, April 22, In Light of COVID-19: What Looks Different Now? will be moderated by Executive Director of The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Maya Allison   ● The public talk ties into the larger questions of Amar Kanwar’s exhibition at The NYUAD Art Gallery, The Sovereign Forest, which makes visible our interconnectedness, from the sovereignty of a ......read more

Instagram Thank You Hour Launches Today at 7pm

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 011, 2020:   We wanted to give you a heads up on Thank You Hour, launching today at 7pm on Instagram. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world have stepped up in unprecedented ways to support friends, family and their communities – and with everyone at home, people are finding renewed appreciation for the things that help get ......read more

Twitter Launches Regional Wellness Campaign

Campaign aims to raise awareness of physical and mental wellness in the gaming community amidst the global pandemic    United Arab Emirates, 6 April 2019:   Twitter has launched the  ?????_??????_??# (Always play it right) , an awareness campaign centered around wellness in gaming in the region. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of physical and mental ......read more

Karl Lagerfeld Introduces #stayhomewithkarl Initiative on Social Media

The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms.   Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as ......read more

"Stay Home" Instagram Sticker Launches in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:   Today we’ve officially launched the new “Stay Home” sticker on Instagram in the UAE! The sticker is intended to help people show how they’re social distancing safely and encourage others to do the same. It’s also a great hub for curated tips and entertainment initiatives during ......read more

Yousif Mirza Upbeat Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Postponement

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:   I have come to terms with the fact that the 2020 cycling season is looking very different than normal because of the coronavirus crisis. All major sporting events around the world have been postponed including this summer’s Olympic Games, which I believe to be a wise decision.    Postponing is an important word in that ......read more

Top Personal Trainer Thanks Dubai Sports Council for Be Fit, Be Safe Campaign

Campaign reached 1.3m this weekend and more than 3,800 people shared their home workout videos and photographs with the Council   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 29, 2020:    One of UAE’s leading personal trainers has joined a chorus of support for Dubai Sports Council’s “Be Fit, Be Safe” campaign, which is trending online with widespread support ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Concludes a Record-Breaking Year for Heritage Sports

Dubai, March 26, 2020:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the conclusion of a record-breaking 2019-2020 season for heritage sports, with new records set and greater number of participation registered for various tournaments and events that promoted Emirati cultural heritage.   Organised under the generous directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed ......read more

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