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Sony Mobile announces GCC media winners of its UEFA Champions League competition

Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff Dubai, 24 March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.  23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of challenges and competitions including an amazing race, a treasure hunt and a bubble football challenge. They also attended a briefing on new Sony Mobile smartphones including Xperia XZ Premium, awarded the Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017; Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra; and previewed its latest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia L1. As part of the day-long amazing race across Kuala Lumpur, participants deduced clues, navigated the city, interacted with ......read more

Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship finale on Friday

Timetable of events; Dressage starts 8am, Show Jumping 9.30am and Cross Country 2pm Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017:  The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Desert Palm Equestrian Centre, Dubai. The prestigious Equestrian Championship is organized in association with Dubai Police, Dubai Tourism and MASERATI.  Known as one of the largest equestrian shows in the region, this show has grown in popularity and registered numbers since its inception. More than 3,000 visitors registered to attend the show, which incorporates three Olympic disciplines - namely Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, all in one day. The show is the culmination to a very full season for the Emirates Equestrian Federation ......read more

Step Up Academy is the First Ever UAE Dance School Chosen to Perform at Disneyland Paris

A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th March, the unique group of 22 young dancers from 14 different countries will showcase their talent at the ‘Perform in the Magic’ show in front of an audience of more than one thousand spectators – proudly representing the rich diversity of the UAE as well as its position as a hub for high quality art and dance.  Following a strict audition process, the young group made it through with the support of their five dance teachers ......read more

This Spring La Roca Village hosts the first ‘Cracking Art' exhibit in Spain

Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together once again this season at La Roca Village in a blaze of colour and light to convey the essence of spring. The artistic movement Cracking Art presents its first exhibition in Spain, at the invitation of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village. From 1 March to 31 May, La Roca Village will host a surprising and multicoloured invasion of 40 large artworks of snails, rabbits, swallows and frogs created out of plastic, a material ......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, March 21, 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 ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game, and everyone is invited to take part. With games of skill and dexterity located in fun-filled arenas throughout the mall, shoppers and visitors can take on challenges and get a chance to win fantastic prizes too. Open daily from 4pm to 10pm, pit your wits against an array of challenges, which you have just 60 seconds to complete! Discover the action-packed game zones at Main Atriums on Level S1 and ......read more

duFC Concludes Highly Successful Second Season Celebrated in front of 10,000 supporters at Dubai Mall

duFC Finals witnesses Clasico Revival with Puyol’s team beating Salgado’s   Presence of the country’s senior sports and educational authorities attests to the importance of this scouting platform for the country’s football future Six-month nationwide tournament with over 7,000 players, 1,060 games, 3,864 goals  Dubai, UAE – March 19, 2017 – Against the deafening cheers of 10,000 supports and spectators at Dubai Mall throughout the day, du Football Champions crowned the 2016/2017 season winners of the UAE Schools & Streets Cup, the nation’s official youth football Cups. In recognition of the platform’s importance at a national level, the Finals were attended by H.E. Ibrahim Abdul Malik, General Secretary of the General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare, Mr. ......read more

IndiaCast announces the launch of the 4th Season of COLORS CricQuiz 2017

To be hosted by Jaggu and Tarana, the current season will premiere on 26th March, every Sunday at 8pm on Colors TV Dubai, UAE, 19th March 2017:   Following the stupendous success of the previous seasons, IndiaCast brings to you yet another entertaining edition of COLORS CricQuiz - the most definitive cricket quizzing championship for the viewers of COLORS TV in Middle East and Africa. All set to premiere on Sunday, March 26th at 8PM (UAE time), the 4th Season of this nail biting quiz show will be hosted by Presenter extraordinaire, Jaggu and Tarana. The auditions conducted last month saw a huge footfall with over 500 cricket fans in teams of two queuing up to showcase their knowledge about the game of cricket. The top 15 teams thus selected will now be seen contesting with each other on National platform over a period of eight ......read more

Region's largest football gaming portal, La3eeb concludes region-wide competition in Dubai

Islam Imran from Egypt walked away with a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna on winning the grand finale against eight top players from the Middle East Dubai, March 19, 2017:   La3eeb, the region’s largest online football gaming platform, hosted the grand finale of its eight-week long gaming competition in a live online match in Dubai recently. The gala event, which was attended by the crème de la crème of the region's football community, was held amidst great fanfare at the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. Islam Imran from Egypt, residing in Riyadh, KSA, was announced the winner of the competition, walking away with a grand prize of a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna.  The judging panel consisted of legendary football players Hazem Emam from Egypt and Fahad Al-Harifi Al-Bishi from Saudi Arabia ......read more

Sharjah Museums to Open Unique Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization features work of renowned British Muslim photographer Peter Sanders. Exhibition at Sharjah Museum of Civilization runs until June 11.  SHARJAH, March 17, 2016:  Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization today opened an exhibition giving a rare glimpse into the lives of Muslims in China as documented by the world’s preeminent photographer of Muslim communities.  The exhibition Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the Lens of Peter Sanders is a comprehensive photo essay of 50 large-scale images that reflects the vibrant and diverse lives of Muslims at work, at school, at rest, and at worship in all corners of the country.  The images were captured over a period of 20 years by British photographer Peter Sanders, himself a Muslim. The exhibition ......read more

Hassan Al Qayedi, Afra Al Badi emerge champions in Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun for Locals

Crowning of winners take place in festive atmosphere after over 1,000 shooters competed for honours DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The Fazza Championships for Shooting Saktoun for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre concluded on Thursday at the Dubai Police Shooting Square in Ruwayyah area, with over 1,000 participants competing in five categories to win handsome cash prizes allocated to the first three positions. The crowning of the winners of the tournament after several days of intense competition took place amid a festive atmosphere in the presence of HE Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC; Brigadier General Mohammed Obaid Al Muhairi, Head of the tournament organizing committee; and other senior officials of HHC. The duo of Rashed Al Kaabi and Saeed Al Kaabi clinched first place in the ......read more

‘1001 Titles' Reaches 60% of Target

Emirati Arabic books on track for landmark publishing initiative Sharjah, March 17th, 2017:  During its participation in the 46th edition of the London Book Fair, the management of the ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has announced that it has reached 60% of its target to launch 1,001 Emirati Arabic books in two years, keeping it on track for a regional publishing milestone. Majd Al Shehhi, Manager of ‘1001 Titles’, highlighted the idea behind initiating 1001 titles to an audience of authors and publishers. The highly ambitious initiative came about following a study ordered by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), which showed the number of titles published by Emirati publishing houses was decreasing every year. The first-of-its-kind ......read more

Goran stuns world champion Branko in qualifying round of 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving

Final round of Gulf, Juniors and Open categories takes place on Saturday 18th March at Hamdan Sports Complex DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre at Hamdan Sports Complex in Ruwayyah, saw the participation of men and women in the Juniors, Gulf and Open (Professionals) as they competed in the largest tournament of its kind and one of the most challenging traditional sports. The qualifying rounds to select the best 10 divers in the Open, Gulf and Junior categories took place on Thursday 16th March with 30 of the participants advancing to the final round which will be held on Saturday 18th March commencing at 3.00 pm to vie for major honours in a competition that has gained international acclaim over the past decade. Hamad Al ......read more

Team CORUM scores dominant win in 15th Snow Polo World Cup in Kitzbuhel

Team Corum, comprising  Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup at Kitzbühel, by besting the cream of the assembled international polo field  by a superior 12.5-6 margin.  On their way to victory, Team Corum achieved a goal difference of plus 20.5, which is one of the best ever recorded in the history of the Kitzbühel event. While presenting the winners with a Bubble Luminova timepiece each, CORUM CEO Davide Traxler said “This is our first time in Kitzbühel and I am proud to associate CORUM with this major event which is also a great platform for us as we share an identical target group of customers. It has been 3 extraordinary days and CORUM is not only proud to support this fabulous sport but also this impressive team. We look forward to 2018!” This was ......read more

Art Jameel enters new phase of development

Jameel Arts Centre Dubai to open in 2018 Art Jameel expands institutional partnerships via a new collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art DUbai, UAE, March 15, 2017:  Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, today announced a number of ini-tiatives designed to enrich the thriving cultural scene in the region and beyond.  Building upon its strong history of exhibitions, educational initiatives, institutional partnerships and community outreach, Art Jameel is entering a new phase of development, marked by two major announcements today: a new Arts Centre in Dubai, due to open in winter 2018 and a long-term partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will enable the Museum to acquire works by modern and contemporary artists from the ......read more

Ben Swift Looking to Go One Better at Milan-san Remo for UAE Team Emirates

Britain aiming for win at the first Spring Classic of the season following second and third places at the same race in previous years 16 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates will line-up at the first Spring Classic of the year, Milan-San Remo, this Saturday with in-form British rider, Ben Swift, looking to better his previous results at the famous race. Swift previously finished in second and third places when riding for Team Sky in 2016 and 2014 respectively.   One of the most exciting and prestigious one day races of the season, Milan-San Remo is the first ‘Monument’ race of the year, also known by its Italian name La Classica di Primavera ("The Spring Classic") or "La Classicissima". Despite being known as the ‘sprinters’ classic’, the race is not a ......read more

A Celebration of Culture as Art Nights Returns to Dubai International Financial Centre

Launch of DIFC Art Integration Programme, showcased world-class sculptures and thought-provoking installations  Dubai-UAE: 14 March 2017:  Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub and destination for lifestyle, arts and culture, welcomed His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, in the company of his Excellency Essa Kazim, the Governor of DIFC, for the first edition of Art Nights in 2017. Under the theme of ‘Art Fresco’, the event welcomed over 3,000 visitors. A highlight on the Dubai event calendar, Art Nights showcased artists from across the globe and launched the DIFC Art Integration Programme, with exhibits from world-renowned artists Sir Tony Cragg and Oliviero Rainaldi in the Gate Village and around the ......read more

Barjeel Art Foundation and Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts present Lines of Subjectivity: Portrait and Landscape Paintings

Major works from Arab collection come to Jordan for the first time: Opens: 9 March till 31 May 2017 Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation inaugurated an art exhibition from its permanent collection at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman. UAE Ambassador to Jordan Bilal Rabie Al Budoor attended the opening, which was held under the patronage of Princess Rym al-Ali and Princess Wijdan Ali, founder of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Curated by Suheyla Takesh and Dr. Khalid Khreis, this exhibition explores the development of landscape painting and portraiture in the Arab World in the first half of the 20th century. It looks into evolving styles and approaches towards representation, along with the artists’ subjective perspectives and understanding of the world. The ......read more

100 kick-off first day of qualifying for Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals

Total of 500 participants expected to participate in the tournament ahead of final on 15th March  DUBAI, 14th March 2017:  More than 100 competitors participated on the first day of qualifiers in the Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) in the Dubai Police Shooting Square at Ruwayyah on Sunday 12th March 2017. It is the largest tournament of its kind dedicated for Locals in the UAE with lucrative cash awards and is expected to attract to attract 500 men, juniors and women competitors ahead of the finals to be held on Wednesday 15th March. Participants registered from early morning in the Men and Junior Men's categories qualifying round which will take place on the first two days of competition while the 'Plates' Team ......read more

Paris-nice Wrap Up: Sergio Henao Wins Overall Leader, UAE Team Emirates in Good Spirits

‘The Race to the Sun’ wrapped up today with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) Clinching the Yellow Jersey Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  The Paris- Nice WorldTour race has come to an end with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) as overall leader. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) held on to win Paris-Nice by two seconds with Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) in second place and David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors) in third; Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) was 7th at 21". Consistent and remarkable performance was displayed on part of the UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, who are now looking ahead to enhancing their performance for the remainder of the season. Diego Ulissi: "Paris-Nice was an interesting test of my ability for me. I’d previously consistently participated in Tirreno-Adriatico across several years, however ......read more

The Nation's Best 8 Teams Claim their Spot at the duFC finals

Dubai, UAE – 13 March 2017:  With the finals of duFC just one step away, the Abu Dhabi, Northern Emirates and Dubai’s 32 strongest teams in the UAE Schools, Streets Cups faced off in the national semi-finals on Saturday to secure their place in the finals of duFC, in partnership with Liga.  The competition’s most intense match day yet witnessed dramatic exits and some favorites clearing their way to the nationwide Finals to be held on March 18, 2017 at Dubai Mall’s Ice Rink in front of thousands of spectators.  The stakes were even higher as teams were not only battling it out to take home the gold and an unforgettable trip to Spain to watch FC Barcelona in a live match in Malaga but also to impress the LaLiga scouts who were closely observing every match of the only international ......read more

‘Spring into Yas' to Deliver a Vibrant Array of Events and Activities on Yas Island

Spring festivals and events being held between March 17 – April 29, 2017, across several Yas Island attractions Trailblazing Blue Man Group to perform at du Forum from April 18 – 22, followed by a UAE-debut headline show by highly-acclaimed recording artist Olly Murs on April 28 Extensive line-up of hands-on activities and captivating entertainment for the whole family at the Yas Marina, Yas Mall and Yas Waterworld  Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, is set to embrace a fresh spring season with its colourful ‘Spring into Yas’ campaign— rolling out an extensive array of family-friendly events and entertaining activities from March 17 to April 29, 2017. The upcoming season will see bold performances by the theatrical Blue Man Group ......read more

E-sports stages stunning comeback, snatching victory from FCBEscola

UAE FA Academy League Week 7 Results 12 March 2017, Dubai, UAE:  E-Sports came back in top form in Week 7 of the du UAE FA Academy League with a fierce determination to win back the three points they had conceded last week in their defeat against du LaLiga HPC.   However, their game against FCBEscola was not looking promising with FCBEscola’s Max Foster opening the score line at the 7th minute with a powerful goal. The team continued to dominate the first half which resulted in another goal, this time from Chris Moussa, giving FCBEscola a 2-0 lead at half time. In the second half, E-sports were undeterred, coming back on the offensive and creating many attempts on goal from outside the box.  FCBescola retaliated with a similar offensive play, striking the ball towards the E-Sports goal from the wings and ......read more

UAE Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge Announced by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2017:  Global technology leader Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today the call for participants in its year-long Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge. Launched in partnership with Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services, the program will challenge teams from across UAE universities to design, develop, and integrate payloads onto a Lockheed Martin INDAGO, an UAS with leading endurance, payload options and advanced ground control software.  In-line with the UAE’s strategic human capital development goals, the competition aims to encourage local engagement within the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields by introducing UAE youth to fun, inspiring activities that develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to take ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan to Inaugurate 12th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference Organized by Dubai Production City

Innovation-led business communities around the world need to create business-friendly environments to become key enablers and seize industry opportunities, says Majed Al Suwaidi Dubai-UAE: 12 March, 2017:  In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Dubai Production City (DPC), the leading business hub enabling the global and local publishing, printing and packaging industries to excel, is set to organize the 12th World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Middle East Conference between March 13 and14, 2017.  Marking the first time for WAN-IFRA to partner with an external organization to co-host the conference, the feat reaffirms DPC’s role as a dynamic leader that attracts global players in the media production industry, ......read more

Catch It If You Can Global Village Brings Back “Catch The Cash”

Dubai, 12th Mar 2016:  Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has brought back its popular game activation for kids and adults alike ‘Catch the Cash’. The activation involves guests at Global Village catching and winning up to AED 250,000! Global Village guests can be a part of this instant gratification game and get a chance to win cold, hard cash by simply scanning their regular entry ticket at a big glass dome structure next to the Roman Amphitheatre inside the park. The ticket instantly gets the guest an access to the draw, which gives the participants the chance to test their ‘money grabbing’ skills inside the dome where they have 21 seconds (marking the 21st season) to catch as much banknotes as possible.  With AED 25,000 to be won every day, the activation will ......read more

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Emirati Abdullah rings bell to become contender for AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youllah…

Matar Ali Ahmad Rashed Al Habsi advances to next round of competition DUBAI, 2nd January 2017:  The fourth episode of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah produced some exhilarating performances in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday 30th December night, as three more contestants began their quest for the title. Organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin ......read more

Superstar Nancy Ajram's Concert a Huge Hit at Global Village…

Kicking off the New Year’s Celebrations with a Grand Live Concert Dubai, December 31, 2016:  Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, in collaboration with Platinum Records, launched their New Year’s Eve celebrations with a concert held by the international star Nancy Ajram, on Friday the 30th of December. Making a grand appearance on Global ......read more

World-Class Stunt Show “Speed… Chase… Action!” to Thrill Dubai at Global Village This Season…

A thrilling stunt show with car chases and motor bikes, ‘Speed…Chase…Action!’ is the most riveting show of the 21st Season at Global Village  Dubai, UAE, December 28, 2016:   A captivating experience, Global Village’s stunt show “Speed…Chase…Action!” is the first production of its kind this season. A show filled with ......read more

Sold out Screening of ‘Spirited Away' Entertains Members of the UAE's Japanese Community at Al Qasba…

Sharjah’s premier leisure and tourist destination hosts exclusive film evening  Sharjah, December 27, 2016 Members of the UAE’s Japanese community were recently treated to a sold-out showing of one of their country’s most highly regarded films. The festive screening of ‘Spirited Away’ at Al Qasba, Sharjah’s premier leisure, tourism and family ......read more

Heritage meets contemporary design in Art Jameel's alumni exhibition, January 3-6 2017…

Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2016:  From January 3 to 6, 2017, Art Jameel presents its second alumni exhibition, displaying the work of students from the Art Jameel Programme for Traditional Arts and Crafts. Hosted by the British Council in Cairo, the programme alumni will exhibit a variety of traditional arts and crafts in different media, including wood, ceramic, gypsum, glass, metal and ......read more

HHC participates in Fifth Unified Gulf Inmates – Week in Ras Al Khaimah…

Community engaged in reform process of inmates through week-long exhibition  DUBAI, 26th December 2016:  The 5th Unified Gulf Inmates - Week (Together to Achieve Reform) organized by the Ministry of Interior’s Directorate General of Correctional and Punitive Establishments in cooperation with Ras Al Khaimah Police, from 25th to 29th December, held its program of activities and ......read more

Rich Cultures of The Levant Highlighted at Global Village's 21st Season…

Dubai, December 26th, 2016:  For its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, has welcomed back pavilions hosting four of the Levant countries. Each having their own pavilion, the traditional cultures of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria are highlighted this season. Despite their geographic proximity, each of the countries represented in the ......read more

Ryder Cup Legend Paul Mcginley to Lead Star Names at 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational…

Yas Links event sees Tour Pros take on celebrities in exciting new Ryder Cup format Abu Dhabi, December 24th, 2016:  Ryder Cup legend Paul McGinley will lead a host of star names at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational at the award-winning Yas Links on Yas Island from January 28-29, 2017.  The Irishman, who played in three consecutive victories for Europe and famously led the side ......read more

Celebrates New Year's Eve with exclusive “Evolution of Dance” Performances from across the world at ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 22 December, 2016:  Yas Mall, the leading destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, today announced an exciting programme of events to mark the New Year Eve. The mall will feature exclusive incredible performances and international acts with the “Evolution of Dance”, showcasing the dance celebrations of different cultures from around the world, ......read more

Melbourne City FC's First Ever Trophy Arrives in Abu Dhabi…

His Excellency Khaldoon Al Mubarak believes youth development is at the heart of City Football Group Abu Dhabi, December 22, 2016:  Young players at City Football Schools in Abu Dhabi got their hands on a famous trophy in the form of the FFA Cup won by Melbourne City FC in Australia.  They were shown it at the end of the coaching sessions at Zayed Sports City, where hundreds ......read more

Viss Introduces Instrumental Lessons to Enhance Students'academic Development…

Program will help improve students’ academic standing and learning development All Grade 6 students will learn an instrument during the academic year Sharjah, 21 December 2016:  The Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS), a premium school offering the Australian Curriculum and IB diploma, has become one of the first schools in the UAE to introduce band lessons for ......read more

NDTV honours Dr Dhananjay Datar with Gulf Indian Excellence Award…

Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2016:   To celebrate remarkable contribution in retail sector services across UAE, NDTV honored Dr Dhananjay Datar, Chairman and Managing Director, Al Adil Trading at the Gulf Indian Excellence Awards on Sunday, 11th December 2016. The award was presented at a gala function held at Hyatt Regency, Dubai Creek Heights in the presence of high-profile dignitaries leading ......read more

O2 wins Customer Delight Award and Business Leader Award at MENAA 2016…

Prestigious industry accolades underline agency’s ongoing persistency, dedication and hard work Dubai, UAE; 20 December 2016 Marketing agency O2 celebrated the end of an incredible 2016 with two prestigious industry accolades at the recent MENAA Awards 2016. The agency picked up ‘Best Business Leader Award’ for O2 CEO and founder Mohammed Johmani, alongside the ......read more

Anjum Shaikh wins Closing SWS Senior Sprint Race of 2016 at Dubai Kartdrome…

Danny Shields bags another SWS Junior Cup victory and Mohammed Ismail repeats an SWS Masters win Dubai, UAE, 20 December 2016:  The final Dubai Kartdrome Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Race event of the year finished on Monday night (19 December) with Anjum Shaikh, Mohammed Ismail and Danny Shields all receiving first place trophies. Anjum Shaikh returned to his winning ways in the SWS ......read more

Top international film executives visit Abu Dhabi for showcase tour…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 December 2016:  Top US and UK film executives visited Abu Dhabi last week for a showcase tour of what the Emirate has to offer as a filming location for international productions. Hosted by Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC), producers representing Hollywood giants Disney and Universal Studios, and the UK-based makers of the iconic James Bond films, EON Productions, ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commision Hosts Industry Insider Session…

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VIPs dignitaries attend grand opening ceremony of AED 13.2 billion Dubai Parks and Resorts…

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Dubai Culture Signs MOU with Arabic Language Protection Society…

Signing coincides with the UN International Day for Arabic Language Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 19 December, 2016:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arabic Language Protection Society — a non-profit association which operates in the ......read more

‘Cinema under the Stars' experience from Sony Mobile charms more than 1,000 labourers…

Al Quoz labour camp hosted the screening of ‘Sultan’ with complimentary snacks, juices and giveaways to all viewers Dubai, 18th December 2016:  A group of more than 1,000 labourers at the Al Quoz camp were all smiles as Sony Mobile organised a ‘Cinema under the Stars’ experience at their camp in Al Quoz, Dubai. The complete outdoors cinema experience, for ......read more

CG Racing Pro Crowned 2016 Endurance Champions at Dubai Kartdrome…

Fly Emirates 1 takes Corporate honours while LD secures the Nations Cup Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2016:  CG Racing Pro drivers David Terrien, Rami Azzam, Alban Varutti, and Piers Pakenham-Walsh were crowned champions for the 2016 Endurance Championship Driven By MINI, after 24 hours and a gruelling 1,132 laps at Dubai Kartdrome on Friday (16 December). The fourth and final round of the ......read more

F3 and MRM Falcon teams share honours in National Day Championship for Falconry…

Humaid Al Tayer upstages Hussain Lootah during thrilling duel in Qarmoosha final of General Public category  DUBAI, 18th December 2016:  The final round of the National Day Championship for Falconry (Furoukh category) organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) on Saturday 17th December Team F3 and MRM Falcon share the honours in the Sheikhs category while Humaid Al ......read more

Female Emirati Filmmaker Proclaimed the Winner of Image Nation Abu Dhabi's Arab Film Studio ...…

Eman Talal Alsayed collects top award at the Muhr Awards held on the closing night of the Dubai International Film Festival She won a Dh100,000 film grant to produce the winning script into a short film This is the second award in two weeks for the rising star who won joint ‘Best Film’ in the Arab Film Studio Narrative 2016 program AFS Scriptwriting is a brand-new filmmaking ......read more

Elena Kovalenko Wins Third Edition of ‘Samsung SHRT Flm Cntst'…

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DIFF Celebrates Next Generation of Writing Talent With Young Journalist Award…

Viraj Asher crowned winner of the Young Journalist Award and recognised for his skill at the 2016 Festival  Dubai, 15 December 2016:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is delighted to announce that Viraj Asher of Manipal University has received the prestigious DIFF Young Journalist Award 2016, after shining in a demanding weeklong training programme reporting from the 13th ......read more

DIFF Wraps Its 13th Edition as Eight Days of Spectacular Cinematic Celebration Comes to an End…

Community came together to share in stories from around the world, forge connections and shine a spotlight on the regional film industry Final day sees prestigious Muhr Awards announced Dubai, 15 December 2016:  After eight enthralling days in celebration of all things cinema, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has closed its curtains on a 13th edition which welcomed ......read more

Longlist announcements of Sheikh Zayed Book Award Continue…

Children’s Literature and Young Author  Abu Dhabi, 15 December 2016:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its longlist for two categories; ‘Children’s Literature’ and ‘Young Author’.  The titles in the ‘Children’s Literature’ longlist were selected from more than 95 nominations mostly received from five countries; ......read more

Nancy Ajram to Launch the New Year Weekend Celebrations at Global Village…

Dubai, December 14th, 2016: Global Village, the region’s leading multi-cultural festival park, will kick off its New Year weekend celebrations with the international music icon Nancy Ajram, who will take to the Main Cultural Stage at Global Village on Friday 30th December, 2016 at 9pm. A much-loved star with a fan-following that ranges from 5yrs to 60 plus, Nancy Ajram is one of the most ......read more

Dubai International Film Festival and Dubai Cares Present the Global Gift Gala to Raise Vital Funds…

Dubai, 13 December 2016:  Eva Longoria Bastón, Melanie Griffith, Will Poulter, Luke Hemsworth, Jeffrey Wright, Anastacia and Andie MacDowell joined forces in Dubai last night for the glamourous charity fundraiser ‘The Global Gift Gala’, which was hosted by the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and UAE-based philanthropic organisation, Dubai Cares at the Four Seasons ......read more

‘Yas Winterland Festival' celebrates the best of the festive season on Yas Island…

Festival being held from 9 December  2016 to 7 January  2017 across several Yas Island attractions Visitors encouraged to visit yasisland.ae for the latest information, event timings and offers Coldplay to perform to a sold-out arena for the New Year’s Eve ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ concert, presented by du live! 13 December 2016 - Yas Island, UAE: ......read more

H.E. Sheikha Wafa bint Hasher Al Maktoum Presented with Dayawati Modi Award…

H. E. Sheikha Wafa bint Hasher Al Maktoum has been awarded the prestigious Dayawati Modi Award for Art Culture & Education for her outstanding contribution to promoting UAE art during Arts for India event held at BAFTA – 195 Piccadilly London on 19th October, 2016. The event was sponsored by the British Film Institute, London, Pinewood Studios, London and the Columbia University School ......read more

Team F3 records fastest time on first day of National Day Falconry Championship…

Sheikhs category attracts record number of 110 entries in Gyr Peregines male and female categories DUBAI, 13th December 2016:  A high standard of competition was witnessed on the first day of the National Day Falconry Championship (Furoukh category) organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) on Monday 12th December. The Sheikhs began the third edition of the Furoukh ......read more

DIFF Partners With Tribeca Film Institute®…

One developing project from this year’s Dubai Film Connection at DIFF will be selected to attend Tribeca Film Institute Network during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival® Dubai, December 12 2016:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has formed a partnership with Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) which will see one developing project from this year’s Dubai Film Connection ......read more

Mashreq & Novo Cinemas Announce Strategic Partnership on Credit Cards…

Half priced tickets on all 2D, 3D, IMAX & 7-Star across all 7 days a week No queues. Instant Payments  Dubai – UAE, 12th December 2016:  UAE’s leading financial institution, Mashreq and Novo Cinemas, a leading cinema chain in the Middle East announced the launch of a new strategic partnership that is set to completely change customers’ cinema experience. The ......read more

duFC's Streets Cup Teams from Northern Emirates Secure their Spots in the National Semi-Finals…

Defending Champions El Classico prove that commitment and fair play are key to success First Kick Team wow on-lookers with their speed and team work LaLiga Scouts impressed with sportsmanship  Sharjah, UAE – 12 December 2016:  Teams in the final leg of the duFC UAE Streets Cup in Northern Emirates played with great intensity and focus to secure 2 out of 8 spots in the ......read more

Phoenicia Pictures scores ace with Borg vs McEnroe in Dubai…

SF Studios Inks Deal at DIFF for Middle East on Shia LaBeouf film Dubai, December 12, 2016 – Lebanon based distributor PHOENICIA PICTURES announced at the Dubai Film Festival the acquisition of Borg vs McEnroe for its upcoming 2017 slate in the MENA Region. Borg vs. McEnroe is an upcoming Swedish biographical film focusing on the famous rivalry between famous tennis players Björn ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Comission Participates Once Again in the Dubai Film Market at the Dubai ...…

Dubai, 12 December 2016:  Dubai Film and TV Commission is delighted to announce its participation in the Dubai Film Market (DFM) at the 13th edition of DIFF 2016, the leading international film festival that brings together movies from 55 countries, filmmakers, producers and industry professionals from across the world.    DFTC participates in the DFM every year to benefit from ......read more

Samuel L. Jackson Enthralls Audiences with Career-Spanning ‘In Conversation' at DIFF 2016…

American film icon Jackson discussed his unique rise to fame, perspective on the industry and touching anecdotes during an ‘In Conversation’ session at Madinat Theatre on the third day of the 13th International Film Festival  Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2016:   Samuel L. Jackson, long-celebrated as one of cinema’s most talented and intuitive actors, took a captive ......read more

Dazzling start to final round of AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youllah…

Hamdan Mohammed bin Musleh Al Ahbabi gets highest mark of 47 points among three Yuweel performers in opening round   DUBAI, 10th December 2016:  The first episode of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah kicked off to a brilliant start as the 18 contenders gave a glimpse of their skills and talents exhibiting an ancient folk art in dazzling modern settings in Al ......read more

Two-day Cultural Gala Coming Soon to Flag Island, Sharjah…

Concerts and music workshops by renowned European artists on 16 and 17 December  Sharjah, 10 December 2016:  The rapid evolution of Sharjah’s Flag island into a prolific hub for cultural activities is turning out to be a treat for art lovers in the UAE. With great weather making its way back to the UAE, they have announced a two-day cultural fiesta from 16 to 17 ......read more

The C'est La Vie King Cheb Khaled Wows Global Village Guests…

Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2016:   For the first time in its 21 seasons, Global Village in collaboration with Algeria Pavilion hosted the world-renowned Algerian singer, Cheb Khaled last night on its main cultural stage. Thousands of guests lined up at the main cultural stage of Global Village to hear the king of Rai perform his top hits such as Di Di, C'est La Vie and Aicha. The ......read more

Stars Light Up Red Carpet for DIFF's 13th Edition…

Director John Madden presents the International Premiere of ‘Miss Sloane’ and the Festival welcomes Samuel L. Jackson, Rekha, Gabriel Yared and many more for an unmissable Opening Night Dubai, 08 December 2016:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) opened in spectacular fashion at the prestigious Madinat Jumeirah on December 7th with a Red Carpet Opening Gala for the ......read more

Etihad Museum Open to the Public Starting 7th January…

Modern 21st Century Museum to welcome visitors 7 days a week, year-round   Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that the Etihad Museum, will open its doors to the general public on 7th January 2017. As the Museum is currently welcoming senior officials and ......read more

Ski Dubai Named the World's Best Indoor Ski Resort…

The prestigious award was presented to the Ski Dubai team at the World Ski Awards held in Austria Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 December, 2016:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, is pleased to announce that Ski Dubai has been awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Indoor Ski Resort’ at the ......read more

National Pavilion UAE's exhibition ‘Transformations: The Emirati National House' closes after ...…

National Pavilion UAE’s 2016 exhibition at la Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) explores the Emirati sha‘bī (folk) house through archival, architectural and photographic materials The 2016 edition of the prestigious Venice Biennale was visited by over 260,000 people  6 December 2016, UAE:  ‘Transformations: The Emirati National House’, the ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission Hosts Its First Digital Media Summit Under the Theme ‘Dealmaking in ...…

The Summit brings together international and regional renowned speakers to discuss how social media has changed how media companies and brands do business  Speakers also explored successful strategies for creating engaging, shareable content Dubai, UAE, 5 December 2016:  This morning, the Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) hosted its first Digital Media Summit at the W Dubai ......read more

Longines Gets the 2016-2017 Racing Season Underway with an Exciting Set of Races…

Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016:   The Swiss watchmaker Longines kicked off Racing Season at Meydan Racecourse with an exciting set of races on the 1st of December, 2016. As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of Meydan, Longines presented a total of seven races during an evening rife with equestrian sport and elegance. Longines presented also the Official Watch of the event, a model ......read more

Nine UAE-based Filmmakers to Premiere Films at ‘Samsung SHRT Flm Cntest'…

Celebrated director Majid Al Ansari mentors finalists  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 5th 2016:  Acclaimed director Majid Al Ansari is currently mentoring nine candidates, finalists for the ‘Samsung SHRT Flm Cntest’ in the lead up to the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The festival is taking place December 7 – 14, 2016 at Madinat Jumeirah. ......read more

Acclaimed Jury will Judge 2016 Muhr Awards at DIFF…

Oscar nominees, screenwriters, directors, poets and art directors confirmed from around the globe Dubai – 05 December 2016:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is proud to announce the esteemed panel of renowned film industry professionals that will make up the Jury for the prestigious Muhr Awards at the Festival’s 13th edition. Boasting a line-up brimming with ......read more

VDR Racing Storms Back to Win ESKC Senior Round Two…

VDR takes lead in Nomad Cup Challenge Dubai, UAE, 5 December 2016:  Jordy Van Dort, Justin Thielecke and Talal Al Khoder of VDR Racing delivered a stellar team performance on Sunday night (4 December) en route to a comeback victory in Round Two of the Senior Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC). After two rounds, VDR Racing now leads the Senior Nomad Cup Challenge, a category ......read more

1st Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition – DuGym Cup 9 – 12 December 2016…

Experts consider DUGYM CUP 2016 to be an epic in the history of United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016:  Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is undisputedly known for having the tallest building on this planet, the largest mall in the world, biggest man-made island, so on and so forth. But this time, DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics club is adding a new face by ......read more

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