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UAE Team Emirates Set for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic Debut

Briton Ben Swift leads strong six-man line-up  United Arab Emirates. Thursday, 27 July 2017:  Fresh from competing in last week’s Tour de France, UAE Team Emirates’ resident Brit, Ben Swift will lead the charge as the team compete in the newly appointed UCI World Tour race, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Amongst the UAE Team Emirates line-up are Italian riders Simone Consonni, Federico Zurlo, Filippo Ganna, Oliviero Troia, Slovenian Marko Kump and Norweigian Vegard Stake Laengen, whom like Swift, also competed at La Grande Boucle. Fondly remembering his previous participation in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, where he had two podium finishes in 2015 & 2014, Swift said: “I like this race as I have great memories of my past participation, having been on the podium twice in a row. ......read more

10 Reasons to Get the Kids Down to Fun City this Summer

If you don't know Fun City as yet, your kids certainly do. And the huge, fun play areas, all across the city have an incredible membership deal available right now. Perfectly suited for kiddies from age one, up to 12 years old, each Fun City outlet is one of the best places for both kids and adults to connect, play and get active. Here are 10 reasons this is the best deal for you and your kids this summer... 1. Fun City has just launched an amazing Play Membership – 100 Days of Play! This includes UNLIMITED access to the Play Zone and Fun and Learn centers at every Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works location in the UAE. This is ideal for the holidays as it's hot outdoors, and you want to keep the children entertained, so this membership is a welcome solution to cabin fever. 2. Mondays at Fun City will soon be ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Name Tour De Pologne Line Up

Rui Costa leads General Classification charge, with teammate Modolo on hunt for sprint victories   United Arab Emirates. Wednesday, 26 July 2017: Former World Champion, Rui Costa will be leading the charge for UAE Team Emirates at the upcoming Tour de Pologne (Tour of Poland). The Portuguese rider, making his race debut, will be joined by Italians Sacha Modolo, Valerio Conti and Roberto Ferrari, Moroccan Anass Ait El Abdia, Slovenian Matej Mohoric and Pole Przemyslaw Niemiec.   Commenting on his Tour de Pologne debut, the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour champion Rui Costa said: “This will be my first time racing at the Tour of Poland. I have been working really hard for the past couple of weeks, undergoing intensive altitude training alongside my teammates on the Passo San Pellegrino. The constant coaching and performance ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Set to Tackle 37th Clásica de San Sebastián

Louis Meintjes and Diego Ulissi to lead charge at the hilly post-Tour Classic United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 25 July 2017:  UAE Team Emirates is thrilled to announce its rider line up for the 37th edition of Clásica de San Sebastián, taking place on Saturday 29th July.  Amongst the UAE Team Emirates line-up are riders who have recently competed in  the Tour de France, including; South African rider and eighth place Tour finisher, Louis Meintjes, Italians Diego Ulissi and Matteo Bono, and Croatian Kristijan Durasek. Joining the riders will be UAE’s Yousif Mirza, Italians Simone Petilli and Edward Ravasi and Slovenian, Jan Polanc. The Basque Country route, which starts and finishes in the Spanish costal city of San  Sebastián, boasts an impressive 231km distance and is traditionally a race ......read more

MENA Effie Awards returns to Dubai for ninth edition

Call for entries now open across 29 categories, including new addition: ‘Renaissance’  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 27, 2017:  The ninth edition of the MENA Effie Awards (Effies) is set to take place on November 15, 2017. The awards programme was launched to honour the most effective marketing efforts in the region and the ceremony is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees, including the best marketing and advertising minds in the Middle East.  The call for entries is now open across 29 categories, including a new addition for this year – ‘Renaissance’. The first entry deadline is on Thursday, September 7, with the second following on Thursday, September 14, and the final deadline on Thursday, September 28. All entries must be made before 6pm Dubai time on the specified ......read more

Azzam Returns for SWS Senior Cup Win

Second Consecutive Masters Victory for Ismail Dubai, UAE, 25 July 2017:   Following six weeks off due to injury, Rami Azzam returned to Sodi World Series (SWS) racing on Monday night (24 July) at Dubai Kartdrome and was right back to his winning ways with a Senior Cup triumph.  Mohammed Ismail continued his domination of the Masters category, nabbing his second class win in a row. A new, smaller circuit configuration, dubbed the Speedway Circuit, was announced for this round and a full grid of 30 Senior Cup and Masters drivers turned up to try it out. A hand injury hauled Rami Azzam out of competition back in early June, leaving him anxious to recover and get back out on track.  Monday night would be his first trial to see if the former Ramadan Challenge champ was again fit for racing. Azzam struggled early on, ......read more

DIFF365 Warms Audiences with Creative Light Comedy "Brigsby Bear"

Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney stars in Dave McCary's feature debut Dubai, 23 July 2017: DIFF365@VOX powered by du once again brings UAE cinema fans one of the world’s top independent films. Following Andrew Rossi’s fashion-themed non-fiction “The First Monday in May”, the all-year around initiative lightens the mood with a cuddly comedy. “Brigsby Bear” is Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) Dave McCary’s debut feature starring his childhood friend and colleague at SNL, Kyle Mooney, along with famed voice and film actor Mark Hamill.  The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival where it was applauded for its insightful examination of the young generation’s obsession with pop culture and the deep feeling of loss that can occur when those formative pieces of ......read more

B4U Plus Ranked Top Asian Channel in The Middle East

IPSOS ranks B4U plus the second most viewed channel in the Middle East UAE– July 20, 2017:  The leading Bollywood entertainment channel, B4U Plus today announced that it is ranked the second most preferred and viewed Asian entertainment channel in the UAE by the leading market research company, IPSOS. In its recent affluent survey, IPSOS has ranked B4U Plus second - due to its highly engaging content and popularity among females from the age group of 25 – 44.  In addition, it popular ‘Star Stop’ programme (airs every Saturdays at 19:00 hours) which features candid interviews with actors and celebrities is ranked as the number 1 television show across all the Asian channels with an average GRPs of 11.7.  B4U Plus is the only free to air channel that has a viewership of over 8 million in the ......read more

Documentary on Leonardo da Vinci by former Dubai-based artist gets international attention

Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai and Sylvain Tremblay, a Montreal/New York based artist and former lecturer in Art History at the University, recently premiered a documentary titled The Master Project: Leonardo Da Vinci, which follows the life of the renowned Renaissance artist at the Chateau du Close Luce in Amboise, France.  The documentary follows Tremblay as he explores Leonardo Da Vinci’s life from his birth in Tuscany to his death at the Chateau du Close Luce. The film was shown by the Chateau as part of their 500th anniversary celebrations. In addition, Tremblay also painted a portrait of Da Vinci in the garden of the Chateau du Close Luce following the premiere. Tremblay was inspired to create the documentary, with director Stephane Chabas, Canadian University Dubai’s Media ......read more

Facebook Announcement: Ability to create or link Groups to Pages

Today, Facebook has rolled out the ability for Pages to create new Facebook Groups, or to link existing Facebook Groups with their Page. This feature began testing in April and is now available globally. This new tool will help the nearly 10 million Page admins who also administer a Group to build communities and drive authentic conversations in Groups around their business, brand, or non-profit as their Page identity.

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Second Edition of Prolight + Sound Middle East on Track for Greater Success in Dubai

Leading AV brands look to capitalise from promising ME region Dubai, UAE: Already the Middle East region's premier exhibition for the pro-AV, events and entertainment industry, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017, is expecting to attract more than 40 exhibitors, representing close to100 brands from over eleven countries, drawn in by the exciting potential held out by the many mega events scheduled for the near future, as well as the rapidly growing events industry with its demand for the latest in professional AV equipment. "The Middle East, with its rapid evolvement as a region that hosts a large number of mega events and international headline-grabbing shows, is a natural market for the latest professional AV services," said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of organisers, Messe Frankfurt Middle East. "Prolight + Sound ......read more

The Valuable Collection of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at Etihad Museum

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum commemorates one of the most important moments in the UAE’s history – the birth of the nation at the 1971 Union Agreement. The seven Founding Fathers, whose inspiring lives are celebrated at the museum with a dedicated display. By sharing the personal history and belongings of these pioneering men, the Etihad Museum brings the story to life for visitors and gives them a human insight into the events surrounding this historical event.   The Founding Fathers display begins with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and ‘Father of the Nation’, and gives visitors a chance to view personal objects including his cane, prayer beads, sunglasses, wrist watch, and a pocket watch. The collection was curated with the help of the Zayed ......read more

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Standing

Weather wreaks havoc for riders as UAE Team Emirates’ Meintjes retains eighth in GC standings 19 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes has held on to eighth place in the General Classification (GC) standings after strong crosswinds marred stage 16 of the Tour de France. With 15km to go and the peloton splitting, Meintjes joined fellow GC contender Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) at the back of the pack, finishing the race in 29th place.    Australian Michael Matthew (Team Sunweb) took the stage victory in a photo finish with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data), whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retains the Yellow Jersey for stage 17.    Commenting on today’s difficult stage, Louis Meintjes said: “I’m disappointed of course. I ......read more

Young Artistic Talents to Display Their Expertise at First Abu Dhabi Unplugged Event

TCA Abu Dhabi launches programme of performing arts showcasing contemporary culture  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 July 2017:   Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is launching a series of live performing art shows called ‘Abu Dhabi Unplugged’ to allow young people to display their innovative talents, creativity, skills and abilities in public.   The initial event, being held on Friday July 21st at Yas Mall from 5pm until 10pm, will be the first in a programme of similar performances in the emirate to provide a platform for youngsters to express their artistic skills through a series of public performances including singing, hip-hop, performing arts, acting, music, stand-up comedy and other artistic performances.   Members of the public are encouraged to attend the ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches the Second Edition of its Reading Corner at Modhesh World

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the second edition of its reading corner at Modhesh World – Dubai’s ultimate indoor fun destination for families and kids. Following the success of last year’s reading corner, the new edition features an expanded range of educational and entertainment activities for children alongside Dubai Summer Surprises at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The reading corner allows children and their parents to read and spend quality time together throughout the festival, which began on 3rd July and will continue until 12th August 2017 from 11:00AM to 11:00PM daily.  Dubai Culture’s 2016 installation generated a high level of attendance and ......read more

Etihad Museum Honours the Founding Fathers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum has been a very prestigious landmark in the UAE since its inspection and tells the story of the 1971 Union Agreement through the eyes of the Founding Fathers. The museum honours the Founding Fathers dedication, commitment and patriotism by showcasing their achievements and some of their private collections while inviting individuals from all walks of life to follow their shining example in everyday life.  The museum’s story begins with the Founding Fathers display, which features majestic portraits of the seven rulers of the emirates: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi; Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah; Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman; Sheikh ......read more

Abu Dhabi University & Ministry of Community Development step-up collaboration in empowering People of Determination

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai Campus (ADU) recently met with representatives from the Welfare & Rehabilitation for People of Determination Department at the Ministry of Community Development to discuss opportunities for collaboration in identifying and developing the talents of people with special needs on par with international standards in education and vocational training. During the visit, the delegation headed by Dr. Ibrahim Sidawi, Director of ADU’s Dubai campus, offered insights into the University’s diverse portfolio of locally and internationally accredited bachelor, master and doctoral programs. He explained that the University’s postgraduate programs specializing in education such as the Master of Science in Special Education, the Master of ......read more

Ulissi Snatches Second for UAE Team Emirates

Italian Ulissi sprints to second place, securing team’s best result of the Tour    17 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi produced an inspirational ride to grab second place on stage 15 and in doing so, recorded the best result for the team on this year’s Tour. The Italian looked full of confidence as he joined the counter-attacking group early on in the race and was successful in the sprint finish, overcoming three other riders in the battle to the finish line.    There was also good news for UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes, whose result in today’s stage meant a climb up the General Classification standings. The South African now sits in eighth place.    Bauke Mollema (Trek – SegaFredo) recorded his first ever Tour de ......read more

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Position in Stage 14

UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes maintains top ten whilst teammate Marcato finishes in top 20   16 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  Stage 14 saw UAE Team Emirates’, Louis Meintjes hold on to his ninth position in the overall General Classification standings whilst Italian teammate Marco Marcato finished amongst the top 20. This stage saw Chris Froome (Team Sky) regain the Maillot Jaune with an 18 second lead between him and his next rival Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team). The stage was won by Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) who finished 15 and 25 seconds ahead of UAE Team Emirates’ Marcato and Meintjes respectively.   Commenting on stage 14, South African Louis Meintjes said: “The last 10 km was very fast and quite scary and unfortunately towards the end a lot of the riders were in front of ......read more

‘Dubai Culture' Launches ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts' 2017 Programme at the Dubai Public Library

A full programme of educational and entertaining activities across five branches of Dubai Public Library Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 July 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage – has announced the launch of its ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts’ 2017 Programme at the Dubai Public Library.  The activities will be held across five Dubai Public Library branches and will start on the 16th of July and will run till the 10th of August 2017. Dubai Public Library branches are offering a range of activities for children, which have been designed to develop their skills and help them benefit during their free time away from school during the summer break.  The programme includes activities such as: ......read more

Top Ten in GC for UAE Team Emirates' Meintjes After Stage 12 of Le Tour

South African Louis Meintjes finished in top five of the 12th stage of the Tour de France moving to tenth in the GC   Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:   Stage 12 came to a conclusion with UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes taking fifth place as part of the leaders group crossing the finish line, moving him up to tenth position in the overall General Classification of Tour de France.   The stage was won by Romain Bardet (Fra) (AG2R La Monidale) whilst Fabio Aru (Ita) (Astana Pro Team) clinched the GC lead taking the Maillot Jaune from Chris Froome (Team Sky) after he missed a turn and lost 21 seconds in the final 300 metres of the stage.    Commenting on his top five finish, South African Louis Meintjes said: “Towards the end everything happened very fast. I’m really pleased with my ......read more

Al Dhaheri Triumphs Over Top Ranked Drivers To Win At Adria Raceway

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2017:  Rashid Al Dhaheri, overcame one of the toughest fields in junior international karting with a stunning performance to win the fourth edition of the Trofeo Adria Raceway, in Italy on Sunday this weekend. The nine year-old triumphed over a field of over 50 international drivers in the Mini Class, aged between 8-12, the majority of whom were from the top Italian junior categories and the prestigious WSK championship. After two days of practice and testing, the Abu Dhabi schoolboy signalled his intent early by claiming pole position in qualifying on a hot track that made conditions challenging and careful tyre management essential thanks to an over-abundance of grip. In the Pre-Final, Rashid started from pole position but dropped a place early on. However, towards the end of the eight lap race ......read more

Marco Marcato Produces Aggressive Ride For UAE Team Emirates As Swift Grabs Ninth

Italian Marcato led breakaway for 175km of stage 11, whilst teammate Swift sprints to top 10 finish   15 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Marco Marcato produced an exciting attacking display during stage 11 of the Tour de France, leading the breakaway for over 175km of the 203.5km race. Fellow UAE Team Emirates rider, Ben Swift also had a promising race, finishing ninth amongst General Classification (GC) contenders in a solid sprint finish.   It was another stage win for Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) whose breath-taking sprint to the line earned him a fifth stage win of the Tour. Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Yellow Jersey.    Commenting on the breakaway, Marco Marcato said: “We tried since the start to make the breakaway. We knew it was difficult to ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi: Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council Builds International Bridges for UAE's Talent

Sharjah-based crafts council launches pop-up store with Fenwick of Bond Street UAE Ambassador to the UK: Irthi pop-up store represents UAE’s rich aesthetic experience and heritage Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council launched yesterday (Tuesday) its pop-up retail space in collaboration with luxury department store Fenwick of Bond Street, in London, reinforcing its status as a leading platform for designers in the United Arab Emirates to reach a key global audience. On the occasion of the launch, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, and Royal Patron of Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, emphasised that some of the most creative and talented artists and designers in the United Arab ......read more

JCDecaux Strengthens Its Presence in the Middle East With a New Street Furniture Contract in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th July – JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC), the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announced today that it has won with its Emirati partner, DXB Media Advertising, a new street furniture contract in Dubai (population 2.7 million) for 10 years, following a competitive tender by RTA (Roads and Transport Authority). This contract will be exercised jointly by an entity that will be ultimately 75% owned by JCDecaux and 25% by DXB Média Advertising.     This exclusive contract covers the installation, operation, upkeep and maintenance of 418 advertising lamp posts strategically positioned along the famous Jumeirah Beach Road, as well as 50 fully-interactive e-Village® situated in iconic locations around the city. This intelligent street furniture initiative is part of ......read more

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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 ......read more

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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 ......read more

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

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 ......read more

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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 ......read more

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Art Jameel enters new phase of development…

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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 ......read more

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Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2017:  Maserati Polo Tour announced the return of its Dubai edition with the Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy 2017 for the second consecutive year. Dubai will be the second destination of the tour that kicked off in St. Moritz in January. The Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy will be held at Desert Palm Polo Club from 11 to 17 of March 2017. As a special highlight, HH Sheikh ......read more

Sharjah Museums to open Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China…

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization forms inaugural partnership with renowned British photographer Peter Sanders. Sharjah, March 11, 2017:  Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization will this month launch an exhibition dedicated to exploring the lives of Muslim communities throughout China. 'Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the ......read more

Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen achieves another record of becoming the first ever Swimmer to cross Dubai ...…

Under the Patronage of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 March 2017:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the Dubai Sports Council, Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen - a Saudi Dentist and Humanitarian - has set a new record, adding to her tally of world records, as she ......read more

Dubai International Horse Fair Launches Instagram Competition With Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid ...…

Budding and professional photographers have the chance to win a purebred Arabian stallion worth AED 45,000 at the equine industry’s most prominent event  Dubai International Horse Fair and Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship return from 16 to 18 March at Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  Shutterbugs with a passion for horses are in for a treat as ......read more

COÉGA Sunwear Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series April 15th 2017…

Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  The second part of the COÉGA Sunwear Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series takes place on Saturday 15th April at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. The event, which is organised by Super Sports Events and sanctioned by the Dubai Sports Council and UAE Swimming Federation, is open to adults and children across a number of different race ......read more

14th Edition of Dulsco Classic to ‘Go Green'…

‘Recycling bin’ to form an interesting part of the tournament Dubai, UAE, March 8th, 2017: One of country’s first Green Golf tournament, ‘Dulsco Classic’ will tee off on March 9th at the Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai. The 14th edition of Dulsco Classic prepares for a spectrum of activities pivoting around recycled materials. At one of the holes, golfers will be ......read more

Local Drivers, Riders Share Stage With World Stars in Dubai International Baja…

First Lady of quad racing aims to go one better on return to action in UAE Dubai, UAE, 7 March, 2017:  The UAE’s new entry into World Cup cross country rallying sees the world’s best drivers and riders rubbing shoulders with local privateers and enthusiasts on an international stage this weekend. Launched as part of the initiative to revive rallying in the Emirates and the ......read more

Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Set to Present World of Women Film Fair Awards…

‘High achieving women and men in the Middle East will be recognised globally at charity gala dinner’ Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2017:  The WOW Film Fair Middle East Charity Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony taking place tomorrow night at the Park Hyatt Dubai will be held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge ......read more

Dubai Culture to Showcase the Emirate's Flourishing Arts and Cultural Scene on Global Stage at ITB ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 March, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its participation in ITB Berlin – the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® – as part of the Emirate’s stand at the event and in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Commerce ......read more

Dubai Culture Announces SIKKA Art Fair 2017 Programme…

Seventh edition of SIKKA Art Fair will feature all-new ‘SIKKA Around The City’ initiatives and exciting collective ventures Programme to span a wide range of cultural mediums, including visual and performing arts, music, film, literature and food Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated ......read more

Jeffries and Breukers Win Lamborghini Super Trofeo Title at Dubai Autodrome…

Three championship series on the line during NRD Power Weekend Dubai, UAE, 5 March 2017:  Championship competition heated up on the 5.39 kilometre Grand Prix Circuit at Dubai Autodrome during the penultimate National Race Days (NRD) Power Weekend (3-4 March 2017), with the new Lamborghini series on showcase with UAE national racing. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle ......read more

Andy Murray Wins 25th Anniversary Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final…

March 5, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Andy Murray became the first British champion at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as he defeated Fernado Verdaso 6-3 6-2. It was his best win over the Spaniard since Miami almost exactly eight years ago, and comes after he finished as runner-up to Roger Federer in Dubai in 2012. Incredibly, it was his seventh final in his last eight tournaments and ......read more

Zayed University organizes UAE Heritage Research Conference on 6 March in Dubai…

Sponsored by Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center Under the patronage of HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance   DUBAI, 4th of March 2017:  Sponsored by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), and under the patronage of HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University, Zayed University in ......read more

Dramatic Victory puts Andy Murray into semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

March 4, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Andy Murray played one of the most thrilling matches in the 25-year history of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday, taking just six minutes short of three hours to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4) 7-6 (18) 6-1. In the dramatic 31-minute second set tiebreak the world number one and top seed fought off seven match points before finally ......read more

Sharjah 24 Has Emerged as Emirate's Window to the World: Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi…

PREMIER ARABIC-ENGLISH NEWS PORTAL, RUN BY SHARJAH GOVERNMENT MEDIA BUREAU, TOASTES SUCCESS AS IT MARKS SECOND ANNIVERSARY  Sharjah, March 2, 2017:  Sharjah 24, the premier Arabic and English news portal dedicated to Sharjah and the UAE, celebrated its second anniversary in style today (Thursday, March 2, 2017) in the presence of HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of ......read more

Global Village: A Walk-Through Street Theatre…

For its 21st Season, the multicultural festival destination is entertaining guests with interactive street performances. Dubai, 2nd March 2017:  For its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has come back with some of the best street entertainment in the region. With more than 10 performances lined up every day, guests can expect to witness ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces Shortlists in Translation and Literary Studies…

11th Cycle Abu Dhabi, March 02 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the works shortlisted in its “Translation” and “Literary& Arts Criticism” Categories.  The frontrunners in “Translation” include three scholarly studies, two of which construed to Arabic from original works in English and German, and one study translated from ......read more

HH The Emir's Trophy presented by Longines marks a successful conclusion…

Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Doha provided the ideal backdrop for an exhilaration filled conclusion of HH The Emir’s Sword. Held annually at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, HH The Emir’s Sword is one of the most definitive equestrian events on Qatar’s horse-racing calendar and is a perfect mix of elegance and outstanding performance.   The thrilling competition ......read more

The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery's new exhibition sheds light on one of the UAE's most important ...…

Installation view of works by Hassan Sharif and Jos Clevers. Photo Courtesy NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Artists include: Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Abdullah Al Saadi, Jos Clevers, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Mohammed Kazem, Hassan Sharif, Hussain Sharif, and Vivek Vilasini with contributions from Khalid Albudoor, Nujoom Alghanem, Cristiana De Marchi, and Adel Khozam Abu Dhabi, March 1, 2017: ......read more

Wawrinka Upset but Murray Wins at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Defending champion Stan Wawrinka slumped to a shock opening round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beaten 7-6 (4) 6-3 by 77th ranked Damir Dzumhur. It is the first time since 2008, when Andy Murray beat Roger Federer, that the defending champion has lost in the first round. But top-seeded Murray had little difficulty overcoming Tunisian Malek ......read more

Young Tennis Stars Enjoyed Some Fun in the Sun With ATP Professional Doubles Players…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Some of the best young tennis players from across the UAE took part in the ATP Tennis Emirates Coaching Clinic this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The excited group was joined by doubles players, John Peers from Australia and Horia Tecău from Romania. The players had a practice session with the budding tennis stars and gave ......read more

Defending Champion Wawrinka Upset in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Opener…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Defending champion Stan Wawrinka slumped to a shock opening round defeat at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beaten 7-6 (4) 6-3 by 77th ranked Damir Dzumhur. The number two seed got off to a perfect start, breaking serve in the second game and leading 3-0, but Dzumhur then settled and offered more resistance, levelled at 4-4 and then claimed ......read more

Winners of 2017 FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix awarded at the Closing Ceremony…

28 February 2017, Sharjah, UAE:  VIP guests including Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov  and participating grandmasters gathered on February 27th  at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club to fete the winner of 2017 FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix at the closing ceremony. Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla thanked 18 Grandmasters who were ......read more

Roger Federer Begins His Bid for an Eighth Title at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Roger Federer began his quest for a record eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 6-1 6-3 win over Benoit Paire. It is his 13th appearance in Dubai, and as well as winning seven titles he has twice finished as runner-up. The third seeded Australian Open champion is bidding to win an eighth title at an event for the first time in ......read more

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