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Celta Vigo and Al Ain Clubs Select Du LaLiga HPC Players for Pro-Football Careers

  du LaLiga new season teams in intensive training; U18 & 16 teams getting ready for Spain August scouting trip Dubai, UAE – 24 May 2017 –  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that two of its football talents, Ahmed El Yamani and Rashed Ahmed, have been scouted by the Spanish LaLiga club Celta Vigo and UAE Al Ain club respectively for pro-football careers. These two players, who are also part of the du LaLiga HPC U18 team who took home the gold from the inaugural season of the UAE FA Academy League and are just back from a development trip to Spain, were recognized for their exceptional performance at an event hosted by du and LaLiga last night.  Their new team members in the U18 teams as well as the U16 & U14 du LaLiga HPC teams were also welcomed into the program at the ......read more

Teenage artist Aamir Kudel visualizes life with his debut solo exhibition in Dubai

The seventeen-year-old Indian boy showcases his talent with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ DUBAI – May 24, 2017:  Aamir Kudel, a seventeen-year-old Indian artist in Dubai, recently conducted his debut solo exhibition in Dubai with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ painted with oil on canvas.  The star-studded event was held at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai in the presence of Indian Consul-General in Dubai His Excellency Vipul; Aamir's parents Mr. Zulfeq Kudel and Mrs. Lasitha Zulfeq, along with his teachers and other dignitaries.  Aamir is a Grade 12 student at the Emirates International School and aspires to be an engineer by profession. Hailing from the Indian state of Kerala, he has won accolades in a number of ......read more

Shaikh Takes SWS Senior Cup Victory Ahead of World Finals

Agha tops SWS Junior Cup, second Masters win in a row for Eelma Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2017:  Veteran racers produced a strong showing at the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Races on Monday night (22 May) at Dubai Kartdrom with Anjum Shaikh and Kamal Agha displaying peak form ahead of their participation in the Paris SWS World Finals on Thursday (25 May). Both drivers went two-for-two on the evening, just days ahead of their trip to France where they will join nine other drivers representing the Dubai Kartdrome at the SWS World Finals. Fellow racer, Heiki Eelma won’t be going to Paris this year, however, he did bag another class win as he continues to dominate the SWS Masters category this season. SWS Senior Cup & Masters Category Thirty drivers packed the SWS Senior grid and Rami Azzam was the best of them early ......read more

IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF Support Arab Filmmakers with Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award

Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017:  IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in December 2017. For the sixth consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen is the official ‘Festival-Time’ partner of DIFF, where the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will once again present the IWC Filmmaker Award to a promising Arab director. “Supporting filmmakers and their projects is something we are very passionate about. As watchmakers, we completely understand how much time and effort filmmakers invest in creating a true work of ......read more

Former World Number Ones Gaultier, Ashour, Elshorbagy and Willstrop to Meet in Dubai World Series Finals Draw

  May 22, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals - taking place at Dubai Opera on June 6-10 - looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after a quartet of former World number ones in the guise of Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Mohamed ElShorbagy and James Willstrop were drawn together in a mouth-watering group stage. The lucrative tournament, which has $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and Women's draws, will see the players face off against each other in a round-robin best-of-three series from June 6-8 for a place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond - with only two players progressing from each group. Current World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad, the man who topped the PSA Road To Dubai Standings, finds himself going up against another former No.1, Nick Matthew, in-form ......read more

Thirty Days of Entertainment and Enlightenment for Children at SLC's Ramadan Camps

Holy month camps will offer religious, artistic and educational activities Sharjah, May 22, 2017:  Children are set to enjoy an array of artistic, entertainment and religious activities at a number of camps being hosted by Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) this Ramadan. Running from May 28 to June 22, the programmes at each of the venues have been carefully formulated to align with the spiritual atmosphere of the holy month. Taking place at SLC’s four facilities; Basateen Pre-school Centre, Collage Talent Centre, Tiny Talents Program and the Sports Complex, the Ramadan camps aim to cultivate noble values in children and to teach them about their religion through using simple yet appealing methods.  “Every year during Ramadan we provide our young visitors with a variety of activities that engage their interests and ......read more

Pirelli sets sail for America's Cup 2017 adventure with Emirates New Zealand

From the race track to the ocean! DUBAI, May 22, 2017:  Pirelli has swapped the racing circuit for the high seas after partnering with two-time winner Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2017 America’s Cup 2017. Pirelli, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, will be the official sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand as they look for a third win in sailing’s premier competition, which this year takes place from May 26 to June 26 in Bermuda, in the North Atlantic Ocean. The famous yellow and red Pirelli logo will feature on the Emirates Team New Zealand boat and its rudders, which act as a metaphor for the tyre. Just as a tyre ensures a vehicle’s performance and control, the rudder guarantees the precision of the vessel on its course.  Participation in the world’s top sailing ......read more

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Student Competitions Now Open!

Can You Write Your Way To Stardom?  Dubai, 22 May 2017: Young writers and poets in the UAE have a new chance to unleash their creative talents as the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature student writing competitions open today. The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Taaleem Award for poetry have become integral additions to the academic calendar, with the number of participants growing every year.  ‘The Award Ceremonies remain a highlight of each Festival,’ said Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. ‘The competitions allow all students, between the ages of 8 to 25 years, resident in the UAE, to hone their creative writing skills in Arabic and English. We are delighted to be ......read more

11th Place for UAE Team Emirates' Polanc at Stage 15

Jan Polanc crosses finish line amongst first group at 100th Giro d’Italia Monday, 22 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc came 11th after he successfully bridged the gap on the final straight of stage 15 and crossed the finish line as part of the first group of riders. Bob Jungels (Quick - Step Floors) took the sprint win in Bergamo to claim the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) keeps the General Classification lead.   Commenting on his finish, UAE Team Emirates’ Polanc said: “Today was difficult. The breakaway started at 20 km so the speed was high and most of the peloton was very tired. In the end my legs felt quite good and I managed to bridge the gap on the final straight and finish with the first group - the best riders at the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Laengen Sixth in General Classification at Tour of California

Vegard Stake Laengen is sixth overall at the inaugural edition of the Amgen Tour of California United Arab Emirates. Sunday, 21 May 2017: The curtain was drawn on the seventh and final stage of Amgen Tour of California with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing sixth overall in the final General Classification. The stage was won by Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) while George Bennett (Team LottoNl - Jumbo) clinched the overall General Classification. The Tour of California concluded Saturday 20 May, when cyclists departed the Mountain High ski resort, dropping into the Angeles National Forest and ending the 125 km ride in front of the convention center in Pasadena. Stage Seven Results   1 Evan Huffman ( Rally ......read more

Splash ‘n' Party Celebrates ‘End of School Carnival'

Little ones can experience a thrilling time with carnival games, and fun with water balloons and water guns Dubai, UAE – May 21, 2017:  With summer vacations getting closer, Splash ‘n’ Party is organizing their first ever, ‘End of School Carnival’ on the 21st May to get the tiny tots celebrating early.  With most of the actual schoolwork completed and classrooms buzzing with students excited about the summer vacation, the end of the school year often finds parents and teachers looking for ways to keep students engaged.  Priced at AED 100 per child, ‘End of School Carnival’ is a one-day event from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and will feature a slew of ‘splashtastic’ activities such as carnival games, fun with water guns and water balloons.  Anjili Samtani-Radia, ......read more

Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi live in concert in Dubai on Friday, May 19

Turban Kings arrive in Dubai Brother duo to perform together in Dubai for the first time Daler Mehndi performing in Dubai after 8 years, singer to sing all his hit numbers from Bahubali 2, Dangal to the old favourites Mika says Dubai is an amazing city and he does about 7 shows a year. May 18th, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Get ready to groove as the brother duo and singing singhs are all set to perform live on Dubai stage for the first time tomorrow Friday, May 19th at Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. Dust your party shoes and put them on for an unforgettable, breathtaking and overwhelming ride with ‘mast kalandar’ Mika Singh and the king of Punjabi songs, Daler Mehndi. Reminiscing his first performance in Dubai way back in 1992, Mika said now he does almost 7 shows a year in Dubai ......read more

Dubai Chamber announces winners of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

Winners announced during prestigious ceremony at ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai Top three winners received cash prizes and access to training and support Dubai, UAE, May 18, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on Wednesday the top three winners of the 2nd cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition during the closing ceremony for the 5th ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai. FriendyCar, a marketplace for borrowing and lending cars, claimed the first-place prize, while second place went to CorporateStack, a web-based solution for managing business operations. Nester, a parking rental marketplace that connects parking owners with people, placed third. The winners were honoured by H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office, Mr. Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice President - Institutional ......read more

Podium Finish for Portuguese World Champion

UAE Team Emirates secure two riders in top ten with Rui Costa second and Simone Petilli placing eighth in stage 11 of Giro d’Italia Thursday, 18 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ World Champion Rui Costa clinched a podium position with teammate Simone Petilli in top ten after facing four tough ascents during the 11th stage that concluded Wednesday 17 May.  Costa took an impressive second and Petilli eighth in the thrilling hilly stage from Firenze to Bagno di Romagna, behind Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) who came first while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) kept the Maglia Rosa. Commenting on his finish, 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour Champion Rui Costa said: “It was important that we joined a breakaway today and I worked really hard to be able to achieve that. I tried my best to pursue the attack and win, ......read more

Call for Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017:  Global Residence and Citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award. The Award was established to pay tribute to individuals who work towards improving and supporting the global community, and whose actions have contributed to building a more peaceful and tolerant world.  Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen are open to the public. The selection process for the Global Citizen is confidential and the winner will be chosen by a seven-member Award Committee through a majority vote format. The Award Committee is comprised of the following members: Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam, ......read more

Submissions Open for the Landmark 10th Anniversary of the Dubai Film Connection (dfc)

Dubai, 16 May 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will run from 6-13 December, 2017 and submissions are now open for the Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market for Arab filmmaker’s part of the highly successful Dubai Film Market (DFM), the business counterpart of DIFF.      Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the DFC has enjoyed a decade of success discovering and presenting projects from emerging and established writers, directors and producers from the Arab world to industry professionals around the world.  Having showcased more than 135 fiction and non-fiction film projects in development to regional and international industry decision makers of which 56 have been completed.     Since its inception in 2007 the DFC has witnessed a substantial improvement in the ......read more

Artists for Change Initiative to Unveil the Largest Hand-crafted Yarn Ball at Dubai Festival City

Remarkable art pieces created in a unique collaboration between Emirati artists and artisans in Afghanistan will be on display at Dubai Festival City from 21 May to 16 June Dubai, 14 May, 2017:  In partnership with The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed (FBMI) initiative, Dubai Festival City is set to open a unique art exhibition within its main atrium, Festival Square. From 21 May to 16 June, FBMI will be showcasing the remarkable artwork of four prominent Emirati artists who took part in the ‘Artists for Change program, at Dubai Festival City. The exhibit will unveil the largest yarn ball ever assembled in the region with a diameter of three metres. The ball of yarn is hand crafted out of 100% indigenous wool, hand-spun by female weavers and dyed with natural vegetable dyes in Afghanistan. The exhibition will support ......read more

Fun City launches the first ever Play Membership in the GCC!

Region’s First-Ever Unlimited Play Membership at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works Centres in UAE 100 Days of play is now a big Deal! Fun City launches a unique membership of 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99 ! Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2017:  Fun City, UAE’s most popular entertainment brand has launched its first-ever Unlimited Play membership. This unbelievable feature allows any child who opts for this and becomes a Fun Member full access to all Play Zones and Fun and Learn areas at Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works stores across the UAE for just AED 99 – less than AED 1 per day for all day play. This membership is a first of its kind for the entire entertainment industry in the GCC and breaks new ground in allowing unlimited access and enjoyment to little guests at the play areas. Children ......read more

Dubai's labourers get their chance to shine

Smart Idol – empowering & changing lives Dubai, May 14th 2017:  Dubai’s unsung heroes finally get the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds. A jury panel selects the top 15 talents, split between singing and dancing performances, who will then be trained and mentored by industry professionals to fine-tune their skills. Smart Idol winners and select finalists become part of SmartBand, which performs at corporate events.  “Smart Idol affords ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Retain Blue Jersey

  UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc is still ‘King of the Mountain’ while Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) wins sixth stage of Giro Thursday, 11 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’, Slovenian rider Jan Polanc is still in the King of the Mountain jersey and fourth in Youth Classification with teammates Simone Petilli and Valerio Conti in fifth and sixth place respectively. The sixth stage wrapped up on Thursday, 11 May which was won by Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) following a breakaway. Stage seven starts in Castrovillari and is 224 km and over the first 140 km, the route is essentially flat with just a short descent after the start. After cresting the Bosco delle Pianelle KOM summit the final part of the stage is more complicated as the route passes through several urban areas. The final ......read more

MGM Making a Move into Dubai

MGM Hospitality is one of the biggest casino companies in the world, and hearing that it will be developing and operating a 26-acre resort in Dubai is good news for the area. A place of extravagance and wealth, it is only fitting that the company would make a move into that area, but what of the gambling? Well this is where it gets complicated, but not impossible. The rules of the UAE are that sports betting is legal, but casinos aren’t. What this will mean is if you are looking for any card games then you may have to play online poker instead. If you want to bet on the horse racing though, that is one thing that you will be able to do. The news of the MGM development was announced after a presentation by MGM to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Dubai’s ruler. This ......read more

Russian Star Grigory Leps Rocks Crowd at Dubai Gala

Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi. Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest hits that have marked his star-studded career and endeared him to Russian music fans and won the Sochi-born rock and pop idol many awards. His rousing performance was just the right accompaniment to the gala setting and much to the appreciation of the many VIPs, music aficionados and connoisseurs of luxury that were invited especially for the gala gathering. Held since 2004 the Russian Seasons in Dubai has been responsible for presenting ......read more

World Champions Lead Egyptian Charge to PSA World Series Finals

Egypt qualified four men and three women for Dubai World Series Finals Line-ups led by men’s and women’s current World Champions May 9 2017, DUBAI UAE:  Egypt’s dominance of world squash continues with a seven-strong contingent of players heading to Dubai next month for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which will be played at the Dubai Opera from June 6-10. Only the top eight ranked male and female players in the PSA Road to Dubai rankings have qualified to contest the prestigious season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, after the men completed six qualifying events, and the women five, during the 2016-2017 season. Led by men’s world champion and world number one Karim Abdel Gawad, and women’s world champion and world number one Nour EL Sherbini, Egypt has qualified a remarkable ......read more

Arab Cinema Shines on the World Stage at Cannes Film Festival's Milestone 70th Edition

Dubai, 08 May 2017: Spearheading efforts to champion Arab cinema and promote the UAE as a leading film hub for the region, a UAE delegation will embark on a journey to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Comprising key industry players including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the delegation will be based at the UAE Pavilion at the festival, which takes place May 17-28, 2017. This edition of the Cannes Film Festival marks its milestone 70th anniversary and is the 15th consecutive year that the UAE has had a presence at the prestigious event. Once again, the UAE pavilion at the festival is set to offer international audiences the perfect window into new and compelling stories coming out of the Arab world and ......read more

Speedo© Stands Up For Drowning Prevention

Dubai, UAE 9th May 2017. Speedo©, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has launched Swim Generation; a global initiative that aims to help contribute to the reduction of accidental drowning worldwide, striving towards a world where everyone everywhere has the right to be able to swim. In development by Speedo International since 2011, Swim Generation supports life-saving projects around the world and has enabled partner organisations to already reach over 600,000 people.    The 2014 Global Report on Drowning from the World Health Organisation  highlights drowning as a global emergency. Shocking statistics demonstrate that drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death worldwide, with at least 372,000 people losing their lives to drowning every year. That’s a staggering average of 1,000 ......read more

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LOEWE Announces Finalists for Craft Prize…

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Neumann Launches its First Monitor with Digital Signal Processing…

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beIN expands customer services support…

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Kuznetsova Sets Her Sights on Finally Claiming the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Trophy…

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Round One Victory for Batelco Racing Drag965 at Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship…

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Sergio Garcia wins the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic 2017…

OMEGA ambassador Sergio Garcia takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017:  Following four days of enthralling golf, the “Major of the Middle East” has concluded in victory for Sergio Garcia. The popular Spanish golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a three point lead on the ......read more

du UAE FAAL Heats Up with Fierce Competition to Lead League Standings…

Al Ain and du LaLiga HPC lead the standings table Al Jazeera point loss streak continues; Al Ahli recovered their first week loss  5 February 2017, Dubai, UAE – du UAE FAAL witnessed fierce competition in its second week with teams battling it out across the UAE to earn their place at the top of the League standings. After only one week of play in the UAE’s official FA ......read more

F3 falcons in stunning show on third day of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'…

Organizers extend season finale event until 13 February to make up for day lost due to adverse weather conditions   DUBAI, 5 February 2017:  Falcons of F3 falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin produced another stupendous performance when the fifth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized and supervised by the ......read more

Statement from Global Village Management…

Dubai, UAE, February 4, 2017:  Due to current bad weather conditions, and in order to ensure the safety of Global Village's guests and staff members, Global Village's Management has taken the decision of not operating today, Friday February 3, 2017.  Global Village will open its doors back tomorrow, Saturday February 4, 2017, starting 4pm welcoming its guests with regular ......read more

F3 falconers reign supreme for second day in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'…

Khalifa Ahmed Bin Mijrin’s clocked the identical fastest times of 18.676 seconds in the qualifying round of Jeer Tabaa Farkh and Jeer Tabaa Jernas events DUBAI, 4th February 2017:  Falcons of F3 falconers reigned supreme for the second consecutive day in the fifth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized and ......read more

A New Venture From Kairali Kalakendram, Asha Sharath Cultural Center to Open in Qusais…

Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017:  The Asha Sharath Cultural Center, a latest venture from renowned actress & Indian classical dancer Mrs. Asha Sharath, will be inaugurated in Al-Qusais on 2nd February, 7 pm. The centre is conceptualized and established to create a global platform for Acting and Modelling. The Asha Sharath Cultural Center is an extension of Kairali Kalakendram, an institute ......read more

Flying start for F3 falconers in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'…

Highlight of championship will be crowning of the champions of the series with two Categories for Super Finals (‘Al Nukhba’)   DUBAI, 2nd February 2017:  The fifth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) got off to a flying start with ......read more

Dubai Showjumping Championship marks another successful year of thrilling equestrian fans…

Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017:  The UAE’s equestrian fans were in for a treat this past weekend at the precision filled CSI-W Dubai Show Jumping Championship. Held at the Emirates Equestrian Centre, the event once again had esteemed Swiss watchmaker Longines lend its touch of elegance to the event as official timekeeper. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head ......read more

Archaeological Excavations Cast New Light on Abu Dhabi's Earliest Inhabitants…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 1 February 2017:  Remarkable discoveries by archaeologists from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) at ancient sites on the island of Marawah and in Baynunah have revealed new information on Abu Dhabi’s earliest inhabitants, evidencing a rich history stretching back over 7,000 years.  Artefacts excavated from a village on ......read more

Little Guests of Global Village to Enjoy 20 days of Special Activities at ‘Kids Fest'…

A fun-filled agenda awaits children of all ages at Global Village from February 5th to 25th February during the ‘Kids Fest’.  Dubai, 1st February 2017:  For its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s first-ever multicultural festival park, is launching its ‘Kids Fest’ festival in its second season with a brand new program of activities aiming towards ......read more

Savour The Exotic Colours and Style of Traditional and Contemporary African Fashion at Global ...…

Dubai, UAE, February 1, 2017:  Fashion trends emerging from Africa are rapidly becoming a global phenomenon, and there is now no better place this season to experience a truly vibrant blend of traditional and contemporary creations than at Global Village. Countries from North, West and East Africa are showcasing their unique styles enabling visitors a first-hand experience of how ......read more

Alpen Capital hits high musical notes with yet another successful Global Fusion…

Dubai, January 31, 2017:  Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors hosted the thirteenth edition of the hugely-popular annual musical concert Global Fusion on 28th January, 2017, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Centered on the theme of ‘One World Experience’, the musical extravaganza brought together an incredible line up of artistes from around world to create a mesmerizing ......read more

‘Make It Happen' Wishes Wall at Dubai Culture to Spread Happiness and Positivity from the Inside out…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 31 January, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced that Make it Happen, the first internal happiness initiative in the Authority’s happiness program, has generated an overwhelmingly positive response among its employees. Launched on the 16th January, the initiative invites the team to submit their wishes to The ......read more

Sharjah Sports Set to Take the UAE's World Repertoire of Premier Desert Rallying to New Heights…

The Sharjah Sports Desert Festival 2017 will feature the best off-roading vehicle categories including MX1, MX2 and more  Sharjah, 31 January 2017:  Registration applications to participate in Sharjah Sports Channel’s debut edition of a world-class desert rallying championship – the Sharjah Sports Desert Festival 2017 (SSDF 2017) – have been flooding the ......read more

Australian Open Champion Federer Heads Winning Field at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

January 30, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Roger Federer's stunning victory in the final of the Australian Open has established him as a leading contender to claim the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy for an incredible eighth time when play commences in just a few weeks’ time. The Swiss superstar returned from a seven month injury break in spectacular style to climax a ......read more

Dubai International Baja Gives UAE New Place at Top In Cross Country Rallying World…

Sulayem says new rally creating three-event regional desert sweep is big boost for Middle East motor sport   Dubai, UAE, 29 January, 2017:  The Automobile and Touring Club of UAE (ATCUAE) today underlined its plans to establish the new Dubai International Baja as the country’s second top flight event in the world of cross country rallying. Taking place from 9 to 11 March in ......read more

Heroes welcome for riders after successful conclusion of ‘Camel Trek' expedition in the desert of ...…

Leader of the convoy Khalifa bin Sabeen hails the resilience displayed by the group of Emiratis and expatriates   DUBAI, 29th January 2017:  The participants in the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) were overwhelmed by the hero’s welcome they received after successfully completing a journey of ......read more

BBC Worldwide Heads to DISCOP Dubai Following Stellar Start To 2017…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017:  BBC Worldwide has announced that a raft of high profile deals have been completed across the Middle East and Mediterranean region in the run up to DISCOP Dubai, spanning all business areas. A significant multi-year factual output deal has been agreed with Turkish Free to Air broadcaster NTV for landmark documentaries including Planet Earth II, Forces of ......read more

National Race Days Power Weekend at Dubai Autodrome…

F4 UAE Championship and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East return to the racing line-up Dubai, UAE, 29 January 2017:  Six championship series were contested on the 4.29 kilometre International Circuit at Dubai Autodrome during the National Race Days (NRD) Power Weekend (27-28 January). The premiere F4 UAE Championship and renowned Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East returned to ......read more

Dubai Outlet Mall To Host The Glamorous 2017 Star Hunt Challenge…

Taking place on the 17th February; the 6th edition of the event offers lucrative prospects to aspiring models The organisers received an overwhelming number of registrations; revealing 30 finalists  Dubai, UAE – January 29, 2017:  Dubai Outlet Mall today announced that it will host the 6th Star Hunt Challenge 2017 on 17th February, 2017 at its premises.  The Star ......read more

Winning entry announced for The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2017…

Sculptural installation inspired by desert environment wins prestigious annual award Abu Dhabi, January 29, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), has announced NYU Abu Dhabi alumna and current graduate student at La Sorbonne, Anna Kurkova, as the winner of the fifth edition ......read more

Dubai Women Establishment delegation visit Etihad Museum…

In celebration of its recent inauguration Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2017:HE Shamsa Saleh: “Etihad Museum is one of the most important historical destinations in the UAE, and a testament to those who contributed to the establishment of the union.” Abdullah Mohammed Al Falasi: “We were pleased to receive Dubai Women Establishment’s delegation and we look forward to ......read more

15th Corum Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel 2017 Team Corum wins with one of the best results ever…

Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2017:  After 3 days of amazing competition, CORUM is proud to announce that the team composed of Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel by a superior 12.5-6. Before the final, the CEO of Corum, David Traxler was quietly confident and had his complete trust in his team. Team Corum was accompanied on the ......read more

‘Camel Trek' riders heading to Dubai after marathon expedition in the desert of the UAE…

Leader of 13-member convoy praises team spirit and camaraderie of group of Emiratis and expatriates DUBAI, 25th January 2017:  The participants in the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) are in high spirits as they experience the challenges of life in the desert of the UAE midway through their journey and ......read more

KidZania® Expands Edutainment Offering with all-new Heritage Village and Economy Plus Ticket…

Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017:  KidZania® – the award-winning children’s edutainment centre managed by Emaar Entertainment in The Dubai Mall – is launching the latest cultural destination for children, Heritage Village.  The new attraction aims to evoke a sense of belonging and understanding for the great heritage of the UAE, with interactive activities ......read more

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