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

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 expertise in esports and competitive gaming entertainment with ADMM’s proven ability to create world class experiences, including the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and supports the ongoing investment in racing products and services that build one of the region’s premium entertainment and motorsport brands.    The ERC concept, created by Gfinity, is based on a unique format not seen in virtual racing before and ......read more

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

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 film revolves around life during lockdown and how the fake news contributes to distress and gives rise to unnecessary fears that ultimately affect the mental health of people. It exemplifies how fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus and is just as dangerous.  Currently in Mumbai, Aziz, who has earlier worked for direction and screenplay in projects like music videos and short films, said, “The virus is not the ......read more

Womanity Reshapes the Narrative Around Women in the MENA Region

Announcing the launch of satirical entertainment YouTube show, ‘Smi’touha Menni’       Dubai, UAE, 3rd June 2020-  The Womanity Foundation, one of the leading non-profit organizations in the world is announcing the official launch of their newest show ‘Smi’touha Menni’. The NGO is guided by a vision of a world where women and men are equal, politically, economically, and socially. Their newest project, ‘Smi’touha Menni’ is one that creatively sows the seeds of that very purpose. Once again, Womanity is disrupting the status quo in hopes of creating a more inclusive society by leveraging the indisputable power of the media. The issue in place is that a staggering 79% of Arab women continue to be misrepresented in the mainstream media by ......read more

Glory for Dubai's Godolphin in Australia

The Dubai-owned Godolphin stable kept shinning as it emerged victorious for the fourth time this season in a sensational manner. Trekking torpedoed home to prevail in the Group 1 Goodwood that was held at Morphettville Racecourse in the city of Sydney, Australia. Horseman John Allen rode Godolphin on behalf of Australian handler James Cummings as the Darley-bred son of Lonhro demonstrated battling attributes on the horse tracks to fight off Gytrash and win by a narrow margin. The third position went to Lyre, who was ridden by jockey Zac Spain. Lyre was Godolphin's second runner in the 1200-meter race, which is among the top races usually held in the Sydney Autumn Carnival. At the 200 meter mark, Gytrash was at the front but could not keep off Trekking ridden by Allan. Throughout this duel, Trekking maintained a ......read more

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

● Jameel Arts Centre re-opens this week, welcoming visitors with new health and safety measures from Wednesday, June 3, 2020; attractions include three floors of exhibitions and installations, Art Jameel Shop, the Artist’s Garden, seven desert gardens, and more  ● Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park is now open again to the public for groups of five people or less ● Renowned Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz’s first major solo exhibition in Asia and the Middle East is extended through November 22, 2020  ● New: Jameel Arts Centre’s Artist’s Rooms series marks its return with three new solo exhibitions by influential artists (June 10 - January 3), including the Middle East premiere of a two-channel film installation by Larissa Sansour that debuted at the Venice Biennale; ......read more

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 Happiness”, the forum will take place in the second week of June with the participation of stakeholders from virtually every segment of Dubai’s sports sectors, including officials from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Police, as well as local and private clubs of Dubai, and different sports federations. Representatives from many various sports institutions will also take part in the forum alongside sports event organisers and well ......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 attention. The online art event "Little Picasso's Masterpieces" with support of a few of the UAE based brands, aims to encourage the artists by gifting them interesting goodie bags.   Winners will receive prizes worth Dhs 1500 in total and select art works be displayed at an art gallery in DIFC. In addition, a select artist will have the opportunity to work with Pizza brand Pitfire in Jumeirah Lake Towers to design the pizza box. ......read more

Save the Date for Triyas Challenge 2021

Next year’s event will take place on Friday February 12 at  Yas Marina Circuit Athletes wishing to compete can now save the date and start training for the tough physical test Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, May 31, 2020:   The date for next year’s TriYAS Challenge has been announced, with the event scheduled to take place on Friday February 12, giving those athletes wishing to take part the opportunity to save the date. As ever, the 11th edition of Abu Dhabi’s favourite community sporting event will be open to people of all ages and abilities, who will push their bodies to the limit over the disciplines of swimming, cycling and running at Yas Marina Circuit. The 2020 event, which took place in February, was another huge success as hundreds of competitors took part in the day-to-night ......read more

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

Augmented Reality (AR) powered filter, hosted on Egyptian Food Bank Instagram page, aims to combat food wastage during the Holy Month  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:    Instagram has teamed up with regional creative agency TBWA/Raad for its new campaign, #Stopfoodwaste, that aims to address the problem of food wastage during Ramadan. Using the brand’s latest AR technology, TBWA/RAAD created a filter that allows people to create Ramadan meals with minimal leftovers.  Hosted on the Egyptian Food Bank’s social channels, the new filter offers users multiple recipes with the option to size up or down based on how many people will be sharing a meal. Egyptian Food Bank is a non-profit organization that specializes in fighting hunger through innovation and diversity. The new filter will be ......read more

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

● _# (Heroes Of Good) to launch during the last week of the holy month  ● Campaign highlights individuals who have positively impacted the community during Ramadan amidst an unprecedented time     17th May 2020:   In the lead up to Eid Al Fitr, Twitter has launched _# (Heroes of Good), a Ramadan campaign centred around celebrating people who have spread hope through their acts of kindness. Launched yesterday, the campaign which will run until the 20th of May encourages people to either nominate their Ramadan hero, an individual who has gone the extra mile during this month or reshare positive stories that have made this Ramadan memorable, especially given the circumstances.   This year, 17 million Tweets were monitored about Ramadan in the month leading into ......read more

Dubai Culture Organises Workshops for Puppet Making and Animating

• An initiative to enhance the imagination and artistic creativity of emerging talent • Spreading the values of beauty and entertainment among the UAE community • Giving upcoming generations new experiences and life skills     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2020:  As part of an initiative that aspires to develop the capabilities of emerging generations in the field of making puppets using various materials and employing them theatrically as well as consolidate the horizons of imagination and artistic creativity, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is organising puppet making and animating workshops using the ‘Zoom’ programme and under the supervision of narrator and puppet director Ilham Al Hajj. This comes as part of the Dubai Performing Arts Programme that ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:    Dubai Sports Council convened a virtual forum for female players of Dubai clubs this week, under the leadership of Rawda Al Mahrazi, Chairwomen of the Council’s Women’s Sports Committee, and more than 40 players from different clubs participated in the forum. HH Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hasher Al Maktoum, member of the Board of UAE Volleyball Association, attended the forum and thanked Dubai Sports Council for the initiative. She said: “The entire world is currently passing through a tough stage, and we need to unite our efforts and comply with the instructions of the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management. At the same time, we need to keep encouraging our females to continue exercising at home. “Exercising regularly is important, even if ......read more

Twitter Unveils week 2 of Ramadan Data

TV Series - Twitter data Second week of Ramadan (2nd - 8th May)   Peak in conversation Here is the peak in Arabic conversations around TV series: Saudi Arabia: ● People Tweeted most on Tuesdays ● People Tweeted most at 10pm local time UAE: ● People Tweeted most on Tuesdays ● People Tweeted most at 11pm local time Egypt: ● People Tweeted most on Thursdays ● People Tweeted most at 8pm local time   Top Ramadan series related topics  1. # (Al-Prince) 2. #_7 (Makhraj 7) 3. #_ (Qalby Etmaan) 4. #__ (Ramez Majnun Rasmi) 5. #_ (Umm Harun) 6. #_ (Khiyanit Ahid) 7. # (Al Ekhteyar)   Most active celebrities on Twitter 1. Egyptian actor @AsserYassin  2. ......read more

#StayHomeWithTishTash

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    We are really excited to announce that the  #StayHomeWithTishTash sessions have officially kicked off and we are already receiving great feedback.     #StayHomeWithTishTash is a unique series of over 100 virtual masterclasses, activities and workshops to help stem the boredom of lockdown and inspire you to learn and enjoy the comfort of your own homes.   They’re all FREE to attend, held on the Zoom, you can do as many as you like and they’re open to all wherever in the world they may be, so share with your friends and families too!

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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 with everyone.  I believe in the team and I want to be part of this ambitious project.  The next five years will be fundamental for the team and for my career, with the hope that they will be fruitful years for both parties ”.   Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni Al Dhaheri, president of the Emirati squad: “Our team has a long-term plan and we are happy that such a talented young man like Tadej has committed to our ......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 Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating a sense of community, upcoming performances will be hosted by various members of the #TEAMKARL brand family. Examples ......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 @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating a sense of community, upcoming performances will be hosted by various members of the #TEAMKARL brand ......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 victories to his name so far in 2020.   As part of his development, Ayuso will spend his first contract year with a development team with the objective of gaining experience and making a gradual transition to the professional ranks.   Ayuso, who hails from the Spanish province of Alicante, has taken the domestic junior ranks by storm and was quickly picked up on the radar of UAE Team manager Matxin Fernandez.   Joxean ......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 Culture’s vision to support talent and provide them with an opportunity to communicate their creativity to the public. • A free campaign based on creating a virtual restaurant that allows community members to contribute Ramadan meals   Hala Badri • In this campaign embodeis our societal and cultural responsibility towards stimulating the spirit of good and giving in the UAE society • The initiative ......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.

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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 edition this year, aims to highlight the creativity of wasl tenants by encouraging them to draw inspiration from the beautiful Ramadan atmosphere. The annual competitions welcome participation from all ages, with a painting challenge for wasl tenants’ children and a photography contest for adults.  wasl’s Ramadan Painting Competition is designed for younger tenants of up to 13 years old, and participants will be required to ......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 for the holy month of Ramadan 1441 AH.   Dubai Holy Quran (91.4FM) has introduced four new programs aside from the regular hourly reading of the Holy Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Renowned readers, throughout the day at different times, will recite the Holy Quran.    H.E. Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC, pointed out the uniqueness of Dubai Radio for Quran for its choice of programs, supplications ......read more

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development Announce Dedicated Virtual Program for the Holy Month

- 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, 2020:   The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced its virtual Reconnect. for Ramadan program, presented in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development’s Al Burda platform for Islamic arts and culture. As part of The Arts Center’s fifth anniversary season, which has now moved online, a series of four outstanding performances from the Center’s archive have been curated to embrace the spirit of ......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 – ‘Month of Good’ – for a second year, inviting its community to come together and spread kindness on the platform. In recognition of the new realities that are keeping loved ones apart during the Holy Month, Instagram is encouraging people to inspire each other to do and share good deeds during the month.  Ramadan is one of the key moments on Instagram with over 16 million uses of the word ‘Ramadan’ on ......read more

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Al Qemzi Sets Early Pace in Portugal

Team Abu Dhabi driver in confident mood  as he looks to clinch F2 world title Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 September, 2019: T eam Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi produced more of the form which has seen him dominate the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today in the countdown to the Grand Prix of Portugal. The Emirati driver, who is looking to secure his second F2 world title in three ......read more

Pogacar Wins His Third Stage and Rides Onto the Podium in the General Classificaton at La Vuelta

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ king of the climbs, Tadej Pogacar, blew away the competition in the mountains today to take his third stage win at La Vuelta and in doing so not only secured a place on the podium in Madrid, but claimed the coveted white jersey as the best young rider in the race.     Pogacar went ......read more

Top 10 Stage Finish Keeps Pogacar in Gc Contention at the Vuelta a Espana

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 14, 2019:  It was a bittersweet day for UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar, after a solid performance earned him a top 10 finish in stage 18 of La Vuelta, but also ended with him handing over the white jersey to Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana). Pogacar now sits in 5th place in the overall classification just 1:18” off a podium spot and ......read more

Middle East Startup Wrappup (Voicea) acquired by Cisco

Wrappup (Voicea) represented the UAE last year at The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) GSEA, which is hosted by Entrepreneurship Organisation (EO) on an annual basis Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th September 2019: The startup ecosystem in Middle East & North Africa continue to grow. 2018 was big and 2019 has turned out to be bigger with tech and tech-enabled companies in the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Inches Closer to a Second Place Finish at La Vuelta

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 11, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar continued his unbelievable run of form at Stage 16 of this year’s Vuelta a Espana, by digging deep on the final climb of the day to help drop Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Valverde currently sits above Pogacar in second place in the General Classification with a lead that has now been ......read more

Colourful Onam Festivities to Kick-start at Arabian Center

The annual festivities will take place at Arabian Center on 13th September  Dubai, September 10th 2019:  Arabian Center will host the annual Onam – harvest festival of Kerala, celebrations for the sixth time at the mall on 13th September, Friday. Expected to be brighter and bigger, the Onam festival will be marked with traditional art and cultural entertainment events ......read more

Diego Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates as They Take on a Double Bill of Racing in Canada

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 09, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi will be looking to replicate his 2017 win at the GP Montreal, as he leads a seven man squad to North America for a double bill of racing in the French Quarter of Canada. The team will take on both the 201.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec (13 September) and the 219.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de ......read more

A Resiliant Ride From UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Keeps the Young Talent in White at La Vuelta

UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar moved another step closer to taking a podium finish at his first ever Grand Tour, after matching his main GC and Youth Classification rival, Miguel Angel Lopez (Team Astana), pedal stroke for pedal stroke during stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 09, 2019:   It was a stage that saw the ......read more

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi unveils Al Ain Cultural Programme agenda for September

Events will be held at Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2019:  As part of Al Ain Cultural Programme, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is organising a series of cultural events and workshops at the Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji throughout the month of September.  Al Qattara Arts Centre will host ......read more

Khabib Crowned Lightweight King at Epic Ufc 242 Showdown

Huge wins for Felder, Makhachev, Blaydes and Ferreira at The Arena on Yas Island History made as Calderwood and Moras claim wins in Abu Dhabi’s first UFC women’s bouts  Inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week ends with epic UFC 242 finale as UAE capital cements status as the “undisputed home of MMA in the Arab world.” Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sunday 8th ......read more

A Pure Class Performance From Pogacar as He Earns His Second Stage Win at La Vuelta

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 07, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar put on another display of sheer brilliance during stage 13 of La Vuelta, and in doing so took his second stage win in just five days. The unbelievable result also launched the 20-year-old star into third place in the overall classification and into the white ‘Youth ......read more

Dubai Knights Eagles To Host Open Day Ahead Of Upcoming Season on 6th September

Newly merged club also unveiled inaugural Head Coach Josh Ives    Dubai, 04 September 2019:  Dubai Knights Eagles the new premier rugby club, following this summer’s merger between Dubai Eagles and fellow club Arabian Knights, will be hosting an Open Day this Friday 6th September.  Dubai Knights Eagles club culture ensures everyone is welcome, whether they ......read more

Abu Dhabi Media and National Geographic Document Historic Pope Visit to the UAE

• The captivating 22-minute Arabic documentary ‘The Peace Visit’ captures the Pope’s first visit to the region in February 2019 • Premieres on September 5 at 8pm UAE Time/ 7pm KSA time    Abu Dhabi, September 4 2019:  National Geographic Abu Dhabi, a partnership between National Geographic and Abu Dhabi Media, announced today its latest ......read more

Registrations open for 7th Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 03, 2019:   Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the 7th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament and this year, participants will have two new events to choose from – crossfit and an obstacle challenge. Organised under the guidance of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown ......read more

Fabyland launches Spin and Win' campaign for families

The ‘futuristic’ entertainment destination offers a variety of fun activity packages with scratch and win vouchers for families across its centres in the UAE.     Dubai – September 3, 2019: Fabyland, a diversified and ‘futuristic’ family entertainment centre, has launched ‘Spin and Win’ campaign for families across its centres in the ......read more

Perfect Pogacar Takes Extraordinary Stage Win for Uae Team Emirates at the Vuelta a Espana

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 02, 2019:   20-year-old Tadej Pogacar put in the ride of his life on stage 9 at the Vuelta a Espana today, to take the win for UAE Team Emirates in his first ever Grand Tour, during his first ever season on the World Tour.    Despite being the youngest rider in the race, Pogacar was able to outwit and outclimb some of the ......read more

Stage Win and Leaders Jersey for UAE Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff in Germany

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:   Alexander Kristoff has won the second – and longest - stage of the Tour of Germany, a 202km route from Marburg to Göttingen.  Second place went to Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), third Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck - Quick Step). The standings are the same in the general classification where the Norwegian now ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Set for a French Revolution as It Heads to the Bretagne Classic-quest France

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  29, August 2019:    UAE Team Emirates heads to France with a well-rounded squad to tackle the rolling terrain of the World Tour Classic Bretagne-Ouest France (September 1), in a race which is likely to favour the sprinters.   After leaving Plouay, the riders will travel a total of 248.1kms, including a 13.9km circuit in the closing quarter ......read more

6 Back-to School Hacks That Every Parent Should Consider

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, August 2019:   Once again, it’s back to school time and parents and children can struggle to get back in the swing after a long holiday! Drop-offs, stationary, pick-ups, after school activities and the list goes on. However, we live in a technologically advanced country with great options to make our lives easier. Here are some hacks that ......read more

Catch the latest action-packed film Saaho at Bollywood Parks Dubai with a special all-inclusive ...

Dubai, 28 August 2019:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience, is offering guests a chance to watch the latest action-thriller Indian film Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, while enjoying park access and refreshments. Visitors can explore the magic of Bollywood with this exclusive offer on ......read more

City Football Schools Players From the UAE Travel the World to Train With Elite Footballers and ...

UAE, 28 August 2019:   Five young players from Manchester City Football Schools in the UAE have travelled to clubs all over the world as part of their development programme.   The initiative is unmatched in UAE and Middle East youth football – allowing young players the chance of a full experience at a City Football Group club on the international stage.  The ......read more

DSC and South Korea Consul General discuss ways to enhance cooperation

Dubai Sports Council and South Korea Consul General discuss ways to enhance cooperation in sports Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, August 2019:  HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received HE Chun Young-wook, Consul General of the Republic of South Korea in Dubai, at the council's headquarters this week and the two discussed ways to strengthen ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Closes in on F2 World Title With Victory in Italy

Emirati dominates from start to finish in Brindisi  to open up big championship lead     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26th August, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi has taken a major step towards a second UIM F2 World Championship title after an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Italy.   The 2017 champion extended his lead in this year’s series to ......read more

Double Top Ten as Aru Bounces Back at Vuelta

Fifth and eighth for UAE Team Emirates on day two   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, August 2019:   After the disappointment of the high speed crash on Saturday, UAE Team Emirates came back to animate the closing kilometres of the stage 2 arrival from Benidorm to Calpe on Sunday.    A group of four riders moved away in the early stages but would be ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Completes Pole Position Hat-trick in Italy

Emirati dominates qualifying as he bids to increase lead in F2 world title race     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25th August, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi maintained his 100% qualifying record in the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today by clinching pole position for the Grand Prix of Italy.   Just as he did during the previous two rounds in Lithuania and Norway, ......read more

Mums and kids enjoy a barrel of laughs with Boomerang MENA's first laughter yoga session in the UAE

Dubai, 25 August 2019:  Who says you need a reason to laugh? At Boomerang MENA’s rib-tickling laughter yoga session held at Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, mums and kids laughed non-stop for 45 minutes, for no apparent reason! The indoor venue rang out with cackling, hooting and jubilant cries as mums and kids unleashed a volley of uncontrollable giggles that revealed their ......read more

Comedy evenings continue at BOLLYWOOD PARKS Dubai with stand-up comedian Karunesh Talwar in the ...

Dubai, 25 Aug 2019:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai is becoming the go-to destination for comedy this summer season with a line-up of India’s leading comedians and artists taking to the stage and entertaining audiences with their witty sense of humour.     Popular stand-up comedian, Karunesh Talwar, will be the next to perform on September 6th at Rajmahal Theatre in ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Sets Hot Pace in Italy

Emirati in control as he looks to extend lead in F2 world title race     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 August, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi provided more evidence today that he has the UIM F2 World Championship under control as he set the early pace in the Grand Prix of Italy.   Al Qemzi, who has carried a 14-point lead over Dutchman Ferdinand ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Heads to Germany for Euroeyes Cyclassics Hamburg and Deutschland Tour

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:    UAE Team Emirates has a double bill of racing in Germany next week, starting with one-day WorldTour race, the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg (25 August), which is swiftly followed by a four day race around the country, the Deutchland Tour (29 August – 1 September).   Hamburg is one for the Sprinters and the seven man ......read more

Group Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Dcor to Bring Together 100 Artists in Dubai with a ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   Over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists, will come together in Dubai from 11th to 14th September in a unique group art exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Dcor to pay tribute to the Year of Tolerance in the UAE. The spectacular show, which will be held at the 2XL store on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, will ......read more

New updates to enhance Instagram security announced

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2019:  Facebook is announcing two updates to further strengthen Instagram’s security and help protect people who use the platform. First is expanding its Data Abuse Bounty program to include Instagram; second is introducing an invite-only bug bounty program for Checkout on Instagram before it expands beyond the US. Last April, Facebook  ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Full of Confidence as It Reveals a Solid Squad Ahead of the Vuelta a Espana

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  20, August 2019:  With less than a week to go until the 74th edition of the Vuelta a Espana begins, UAE Team Emirates has revealed its eight man squad for the last Grand Tour of the season.   The group is packed full of experience, with 45 Grand Tours between the riders – 14 of which have been earned at the Vuelta. It will be led by ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Italian Connection Boosts Al Qemzi's F2 Title Bid

Emirati pair head for Grand Prix of Italy aiming for podium double   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19th August, 2019:   Rashed Al Qemzi says Team Abu Dhabi’s Italian connection can help him extend his lead in the UIM F2 World Championship in Brindisi this weekend.   The 2017 F2 champion heads into the Grand Prix of Italy holding a 14-point advantage over his nearest rival, ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Leaves the Vuelta a Burgos After Banking a Series of Positive Performances

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18, August 2019:   The week long Vuelta a Burgos proved to be a positive stage race for UAE Team Emirates, after it was animated by a series of strong individual and team performances.    Former World Champion, Rui Costa, ended the race with a respectable 10th spot in an overall classification that was full of highly rated riders. It ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture launches a comprehensive events program for ...

Including lectures, lessons, courses, seminars, workshops, interactive competitions and special publications   Dubai, 17 August, 2019:  As part of its efforts to spread Islamic culture and human values among the various strata of society, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), revealed the ......read more

Facebook Users to Become More Aware of Their Data Usage

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  07, August 2019:    With social media in full bloom, researchers at the United Arab Emirates University are delving deeper into the topic by finding out how Facebook uses the data it has collected. At the end of last semester, Dr Fida Dankar, Assistant Professor in Security, set out to study the project along with three students from her ......read more

Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum at Laguna Waterpark's Caribbean Fest

Just AED 99 Entry as Laguna Waterpark Host a Celebration of Caribbean Culture    Dubai, UAE, 6 August 2019:  Recognised in the region for incredible promotions and exciting events, Laguna Waterpark continues to celebrate the UAE’s cultural diversity with yet another weekend celebration.      The trendy waterpark has announced it will host Caribbean Fest ......read more

Residents in the UAE and KSA say their favourite childhood memories are from family road trips

 Two in five (39%) consider the time they spend with their children in the car is a valuable time to talk to them  Over a third (35%) believe the car is a safe space where they and their loved ones can open up to one another  The Eid Al Adha long weekend is the ideal time for families and friends to bond during a road trip      06, August ......read more

Emirati youngsters benefit from Dubai Sports Council's Intaleq program

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:   The Dubai Sports Council’s “Intaleq” program for the summer of 2019 has come to a close with a number of young Emiratis students - girls and boys -  taking advantage of this unique opportunity to gain workplace experience. The Intaleq program is an initiative launched by Dubai Sports Council to train young ......read more

Seven Best Practices for Securing the Public Cloud

Harish Chib, Vice President – Middle East & Africa of Sophos explains the seven most important steps in securing the public cloud that every organization can follow. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:   The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud have lead more and more organizations to take advantage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft ......read more

Norway Return Sharpens Al Qemzi Focus on World Title

Back at the scene of breakthrough F2 victory, Team Abu Dhabi  driver aims to build on championship lead   Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi, back at the scene of his most significant victory yet in international powerboat racing, has a second UIM F2 World Championship crown firmly in his sights in ......read more

Enjoy unbeatable summer deals at Bollywood Parks Dubai until September

Discover action, adventure, comedy, music and dance along with delectable cuisine Dubai, 30 July 2019:  Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is turning up the heat this summer with unbeatable offers for guests from now until September. Visitors can discover the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria Returns to Racing at the Tour of Poland

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:    The second of this year’s Grand Tours - the Tour de France - may have ended, but the racing season is still very much alive for UAE Team Emirates as they send a squad packed full of exciting Italian talent to back up their star sprinter Fernando Gaviria at the Tour of Poland (3-9 August). Gaviria returns to racing after a ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Reflects on One of the Toughest Tours in Recent History

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Cycling is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet and very few races on the professional cycling calendar are as challenging as the Tour de France.    On the 6th July, eight riders from UAE Team Emirates set off to tackle three weeks, 21 stages, five summit finishes and nearly 3,500kms of road ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to Unleash Young Guns in Second Edition of Adriatica Ionica

UAE Team Emirates is set to send a seven-man squad to take part in the second edition of the Adriatica Ionica (25 – 28 July).   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  24 July  2019:   The line-up will be fronted by Jan Polanc, who will be supported by teammates Roberto Ferrari, Sebastian Molano, Manuele Mori, Rui Oliveira, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Rory ......read more

Meet your favourite superheroes Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 at Cartoon Network's fun zone in Sharjah.

Dubai, 23 July 2019: Get ready for a blast with Cartoon Network this summer season, with a host of delightful activities for kids from 17 July until 17 August at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Kids can immerse themselves in two fun zones – the Football Zone and the Cinema Zone, both featuring some of Cartoon Network’s biggest stars. Join your favourite heroes – Ben 10 and the ......read more

The 8th Edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is Accepting Submisisons

  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee is accepting digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until July 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival will return for its 8th edition February 1 – March 31, 2020 • His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opened the 2019 Festival at the recently ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Reigning Xcat World Champions Begin Title Defence With Double Race Wins in Italy

Torrente, Al Mansoori complete back-to-back race victories on Lake Maggiore Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 July, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori completed back-to-back race victories to win the Grand Prix of Italy today for a perfect start to their title defence in the XCAT World Championship. For the second day in succession, Torrente and Al Mansoori showed ......read more

Emirates Partners with the West Asian Football Federation Championship

Emirates to become Official Partner and Airline for tournament to be hosted for first time in Iraq Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Emirates has today announced an agreement which will see it as the Official Partner and Airline for the ninth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship, taking place in Erbil and Karbala, Iraq from 2-14 August ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Takes Two More Top 10 Finishes in Stage 11 at the Tour De France

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff finished 7th and 9th respectively in today’s sprint finish, despite a mechanical in the final 500m that prevented Kristoff from fully exploiting another impressive lead out from the team’s up and coming young Belgian rider. The race was won by a matter ......read more

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