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Dubai Festival City to launch new major show – IMAGINE, A Child's Dream

Fireworks and Free Live Concert on 4th May Dubai, UAE, 24 April 2017:  Dubai Festival City is hosting a free event on 4th May 2017 to launch its newest show, IMAGINE – A Child’s Dream. Shoppers are promised an evening of stellar entertainment with jaw-dropping fireworks, and for the first time in the UAE, a live performance by the winner of The Voice Kids Arabia 2016, Lynn Al Hayek. According to Steven Cleaver - Director, Shopping Centres Dubai, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, “The new show will really demonstrate what our global attraction, IMAGINE can do. Our shoppers will be amazed at the technology that brings this story to life – something that they have never seen before.”  First unveiled in December 2016, IMAGINE plays out a magical 360-degree story across Festival Bay every evening ......read more

The Mysteries of Science Unveiled at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Ukraine scientists show there’s nothing to fear… Sharjah, 24 April, 2017: A troupe of Ukrainian scientists and lab technicians has marked its Middle East debut by entertaining thousands of youngsters – and parents – at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah until April 29. From levitation with a simple balloon and hairdryer to an industrial leaf blower and a beach ball, the audience learnt the principles of aerodynamics and thermal energy. A liquid nitrogen show explained the reason for the low boiling point of dry ice and a fun relay of fire was created with soapy water and lighter fluid – don’t try this at home! Technician and manager of ‘The Magic Lab Show’, Andrew Bortov believes in trying to break down the barriers of science. ......read more

Du LaLiga HPC Crowned as First Champions of the UAE FA Academy League

•    League-leaders du LaLiga HPC defeat UAE juggernauts Al Ain FC 8-0 in match of the season •    du LaLiga HPC remain undefeated in inaugural season with 11 successive wins 24 April 2017, Dubai, UAE – This week has seen the culmination of the first season of the UAE FA Academy League (FAAL), the official youth football league that has enabled UAE national clubs for the first time to play competitive matches against top private football academies. The deciding match of the season took place between Al Ain FC and du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC), in a much anticipated first face-off for both teams.  The opening minute saw a deflected cross from du LaLiga HPC’s Rajeh Al Qasem, recovered and smashed into the back of the net by the HPC vice-captain Mohannad ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Aim for Top Result at Tour de Romandie

Meinjtes and Ulissi set sights on General Classification at Tour de Romandie Saturday, 22 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ duo  Louis Meinjtes and Diego Ulissi are focused on achieving strong results at this week’s Tour de Romandie which starts on Tuesday, April 25 with a Prologue time-trial in Aigle (Switzerland), and finishes five days later in Lausanne.  The Tour De Romandie takes place throughout the Romandie region, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The race began in 1947 and traditionally starts with an individual time trial Prologue (an individual time trial of usually less than 8 km before a stage race, used to determine which rider wears the leader's jersey on the first stage) in Geneva and ends with another individual time-trial (a stage of the race where riders ......read more

Top Ten Finish for UAE Team Emirates' Diego Ulissi at 81st La Flèche Wallonne

Ulissi finishes 10th at The Walloon Arrow and looks ahead to Liège–Bastogne–Liège Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’, all-rounder Diego Ulissi finished in top 10 at - La Flèche Wallonne – on Wednesday 18 April 2017 which was won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The 200.5 kilometers race starting from Binche concluded on the steep Mur de Huy. The dramatic finale saw Bob Jungels (Quick-Step) attempting a solo breakaway that was quickly neutralized by the other teams when they caught up with him in the last kilometer. Ulissi maintained his performance and was consistently in the front of the peloton.  Reflecting on the race, the Italian all-rounder Ulissi said: “I had a feeling today was going to be a good day despite it being cold. In the finale the team did a great job ......read more

Global Village's award for Media Excellence, and Mostafa Abdul Azim won Global Village's award for Media Creativity

Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Anjana Kumar from GN Xpress Newspaper went on to win Best Coverage in English Publications, Derek Baldwin of Gulf News won Best Article in an English publication, Prince B. Naiyer from Malyalam Manorama won Best Coverage in Asian Media while Firos Khan won Best Article in the Asian Media category. Christopher Maxwell from Time Out Dubai won the award for Best Coverage of a Global Village Experience and Faisal Bin Ahmed from Asianet News won the Best TV Coverage award. Khaleej Times won the award for Media Innovation in Online Coverage.  “Media plays a big role in communicating our vision and highlighting our achievements to our visiting guests – they are our voice and we recognize that. For this reason, we thank all journalists, photographers, and media publications who have contributed to ......read more

Dubai Culture to Showcase the Emirate's Cultural, Artistic and Heritage Highlights at Arabian Travel Market 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April, 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its participation in Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM) – the leading global platform for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry – as part of Dubai Tourism’s stand at the event. Now in its 24th year, the show will see the Authority shedding light on the Emirate’s cultural, artistic and heritage highlights from 24th to 27th April at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Hall 3, Stand ME3110. Moza Suwaidan, Director Projects & Events at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, commented: “Arabian Travel Market offers us the opportunity to promote Dubai’s flourishing artistic and cultural scene to over 40,000 travel ......read more

Day 2 Newsroom Roundup

20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Today concludes F8 2017, our annual two-day event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. In the opening keynote, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer talked about our goal to develop technology that will help everyone build global community. To do that, we're investing in three foundational technologies over the next 10 years: connectivity, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Schroepfer and other keynote speakers — Head of Connectivity Lab Yael Maguire, Director of Applied Machine Learning Joaquin  Quiñonero Candela, Chief Scientist at Oculus Research Michael Abrash and Vice President of Building 8 Regina Dugan — shared updates and visions for some of our long-term focus areas. Read more about the topics ......read more

KEGS Crowned 2017 Conares Golf Society League Champions

Sharjah – April 20, 2017: The Conares Golf Society League 17 final held at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club with the last two golf societies from around the Emirates left to decide who could become the winners of the best amateur tournament in the Middle East (2013-15). KEGS and Sport2Business (2) lined out their best squad of players to compete in this double match play betterball format. Match one saw Chris Redley & Mike Townsend from the KEGS take on Michael Lennon & Peter Donaldson of Sport2Business (2) in the opening match. This match was led most of the way by the Chris & Mike. After the front nine the KEGS duo had a comfortable 3 hole advantage. Michael and Peter did all they could to get back in the game but evenly suffered a 5&4 loss leaving them in the hands of their team mates to force a playoff should ......read more

duFC's UAE Girls Challenge Winners Experience Trip of a Lifetime at Old Trafford

Dubai’s youth female champions witness an unforgettable match at Old Trafford as their heroes Manchester United take on league leaders Chelsea in electric atmosphere with over 75,000 fans Winning girls team recognized for their superior skills and pro-attitude by Manchester United coaches Dubai, UAE – 19 April 2017 – The duFC’s UAE Girls Challenge winning team from Go Pro Sports were given the trip of a lifetime to Old Trafford over the weekend, where they participated in a exclusive training clinic led by Manchester United coaches and watched live one of the most anticipated matches of the season the Manchester United v. Chelsea match, courtesy of Chevrolet. The girls who played a challenging finals match against Adastra from Dubai where thrilled to spend the weekend in Manchester and walk in the ......read more

Etihad Rail employees visit Wahat Al Karama

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April 2017:  Etihad Rail employees visited the Wahat Al Karama memorial site in commemoration of the sacrifices made by the UAE’s brave martyrs. Wahat Al Karama, which means “the oasis of dignity”, is a permanent tribute to the Emiratis who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation. A group of staff members toured the national landmark to learn more about the heroes through the Memorial, the Pavilion of Honour and the Memorial Plaza which embody the values of unity, solidarity, and synergy that are deeply embedded into the UAE’s culture. The tour began at the central memorial piece, comprising of aluminium tablets that lean on one another as a symbolic representation of the bond between citizens and the servicemen and women who protect them. Staff then spent a moment at the ......read more

Facebook F8 Day 1: News Recap and Assets

Day 1 Newsroom Roundup Today marks the first day of F8 2017, our annual event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and millions watched the keynote via Facebook Live. Mark Zuckerberg opened the conference to talk about how technology can help us build stronger communities — from the local level, up to the global level. For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families. Now, with that foundation, our next focus will be giving people the power to build community. Technology gives communities new ways to connect, and one of the most exciting areas for this is augmented reality. Mark talked about how the camera is the first augmented reality platform and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Aim for a Top Ten at 81st La Flèche Wallonne

Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi to tackle notorious climb of the 'Mur de Huy' 19 April 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates, led by in-form Portuguese rider Rui Costa, is heading to the second Ardennes Classics of the season and first of two Belgian races- La Flèche Wallonne – this Wednesday 18 April 2017 with hopes of a top ten result following the climb of the iconic Mur de Huy (which translates to 'Wall of Huy').    Costa, who has participated in La Flèche Wallonne across the years placed in the top ten in last year’s edition. Commenting ahead of the race, UAE Team Emirates’ Captain Rui Costa said: “La Flèche Wallonne, is a peculiar race, and usually happens in the middle of the week and is the final rehearsal for the Liège–Bastogne–Liège. The ......read more

Incredible Line Up Heading to Dubai for PSA Dubai World Series Finals

•    World’s top eight male and female squash players heading to Dubai •    Men’s line up finalized, includes Dubai defending champion Gregory Gaultier and Karim Abdel Gawad who will be world number one next month April 18 2017, DUBAI UAE – After a thrilling finish in the last qualifying event for the 2017 PSA Dubai World Series Finals at El Gouna, Egypt, 2016 defending champion Gregory Gaultier of France is on track to take his fourth PSA World Series Finals title in a row when he heads to Dubai in June. Gaultier, known as “The General”, defeated Karim Abdel Gawad to take his 38th career PSA World Tour title in El Gouna, and became the first non-Egyptian winner of the tournament. Gaultier is among a star studded line up of players who are now packing their bags ......read more

UAE Team Emirates‘ Anass Ait EL Abdia Conquers Tour Du Maroc

El Abdia clinches the Tour Du Maroc Yellow Jersey as Overall Race Winner 18 April 2017, Dubai - United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ rider and Moroccan National Champion Anass Ait el Abdia, sealed the General Classification title at the tenth and final stage of the Tour Du Maroc (Rabat-Casablanca, which was won by Galdoune), thanks primarily to his victory in the fourth stage, Houed Laou-El Hoceima. The victory is the fourth of his career; following on from the 2016 National Championships, Tour du Prince 2015, and the Taghir stage of the Tour du Maroc 2014. "I'm happy and proud, this victory comes at an important moment in my career,” said the 24 year old Moroccan rider, “I participated in the Tour Du Maroc as part of the Moroccan National Team and I am happy to have been able to finish with ......read more

Al Jazira Club Thrash E-Sports; du LaLiga HPC Maintain the Lead; Al Ahli Club Take Another Hit on Home Turf

Week 10 of the du UAE FA Academy League Results Dubai, UAE - 17 April 2017 – In the final weeks in the nation’s du UAE FA Academy League week 10 saw the top teams battling it out against strong contenders to hold on to their lead.  With goals galore scored throughout the weekend it was du LaLiga HPC and EFF who kept their lead at the top of the league table. Over in Abu Dhabi, in a surprise turn of events Al Jazira Club overwhelmed Dubai’s E-Sports playing the beautiful game with focus and determination.  The team worked like a well-oiled machine every pass made with precision and intention to enable Saeed Al Maamri to score a super hat-trick in a record breaking 13 minutes from kick-off.   Mohammed Khalid scored another two for Al Jazira before the half-time whistle.  Al Jazira played a ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Annual Football Challenge Kicked off

Abu Dhabi-UAE: April 16, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the kick off of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017. The tournament, which is the second to take place, has become known to attract highly competitive teams from different partners and stakeholders of the ports. The tournament, held on the grounds of Zayed Port, will take place from April 10th to May 2nd and includes teams from Abu Dhabi Terminals, The General Authority for the Security of Ports Borders and Free Zones, Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA), Abu Dhabi Ports, The General Directorate of Civil Defence Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission Partners with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children and Reel Cinemas to host film screenings for children

In Support of The Year of Giving 2017 in the UAE Dubai, UAE; 16 April 2017: In line with its commitment to ‘The Year of Giving’, as declared the by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) launched the first of many initiatives that it’s planning to run throughout the year to contribute to giving back to the community and spreading the good will spirit across the Emirate. This month, DFTC partnered with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC), and Reel Cinemas – the dynamic cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment, to host children’s film screenings under the theme ‘A Smile for Every Child’. The initiative aims to offer children an opportunity to experience the joy of watching ......read more

du Football Champions awarded Gold for its successful engagement of UAE youth

April 15, 2017 – Dubai, UAE – duFC, a partnership with LaLiga, which created the only international scouting platform in the Middle East and featuring the UAE’s Schools and Streets Cups, received a Gold award for the Best Sport Marketing Campaign of the year at the 2017 SPIA awards last night. This latest award follows earlier awards which recognized the platform for quality execution winning the 5-star event under Dubai’s official Sports Events Ranking System a few months ago, one of only 4 other events and winning the gold SPIA award for best youth development.    This latest award recognizes the impact of duFC’s marketing campaign, whose creative execution enabled it to reach the largest number of male and female football enthusiasts to partake in their favorite sport and fulfill their ......read more

Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi Steers Peugeot 3008DKR to Victory

The first Emirati in 25 years to create history at the FIA calendar-marked challenge Dubai, April 15, 2017 – The PEUGEOT 3008DKR scorched the best time on the fifth and final stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, with UAE’s celebrated racing driver on the wheel, Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, who claimed an historic overall victory on the third round of 2017 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.  PEUGEOT SPORT’s official driver Sheikh Khalid proved to be very strong in racing the dunes of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge aboard his PEUGEOT 3008DKR – run by PH Sport. Scoring an epic last stage win with a steady pace, he went over the 5 days of intense action and 1 324km of timed sections with the overall best chrono (19h16min24,8).  The victory is history-making as no Emirati has won the Abu ......read more

ADFC Showcases Abu Dhabi at International Film Locations Event

  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 April 2017: A delegation from Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) and twofour54 has been in Los Angeles drumming up business for Abu Dhabi’s growing film and television production industry. Manager of Abu Dhabi Film Commission, Jassim Al Nowais and twofour54’s Head of Production Mick Flannigan were among the team who attended the AFCI Locations Show and Global Production & Finance Conference in Los Angeles, the world's largest production centre. The event acts as a marketplace, connecting commercial, film and television professionals to global production locations and film funding resources. ADFC was a Gold Sponsor of the event and took part in two panel discussions. Mr Al Nowais gave a talk on the benefits of Abu Dhabi as a filming destination; while Mr Flannigan participated in a panel ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens Third Edition of World Art Dubai

DUBAI’S PREMIER ART FAIR MAKES ART ACCESSIBLE TO ALL Four-day art fair offers new opportunities for aspiring collectors to connect with affordable works of art by more than 150 artists and galleries Global art sales valued at USD45 billion with half of all affordable art transactions concluded below the USD1,200 mark  Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Information, officially opened the third season of World Art Dubai, the region’s premier platform for affordable and accessible art, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today.  Running until Saturday, 15 April, World Art Dubai 2017 features an impressive collection of more than 3,000 paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs starting at just USD100. The ......read more

Dubai Garden Glow hosts children's musical evenings on weekends

The event partners with Sing & Swing Training Center to celebrate young musical talents Dubai - April 12, 2017: The Children’s Musical Evenings, hosted at Zabeel Park as part of Dubai Garden Glow, the city’s leading family entertainment destination with a first unique glow theme park in the Middle East, comes back with exciting performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from the following weekends.  The first round of the musical fest was performed on April 6 and 7, 2017. The Children’s Musical Evenings event is an effort to promote music amongst children and engage the young visitors creatively at the Zabeel Park. The event provides a great platform for the young talent at Sing & Swing Training Centre, a member of Thomsun Group.  The children performing at the Musical Evenings are aged ......read more

Fun and games with ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman' these school holidays.

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game, and everyone is invited to take part. With games of skill and dexterity located in fun-filled arenas throughout the mall, shoppers can take on challenges and see if they can come out triumphant!  Open daily from 4pm to 10pm, customers can pit their wits against an array of challenges, which they have just 60 seconds to complete! Discover the action-packed game zones at Main Atrium on Level S1, ......read more

Dr. Mashoor Gulati's Comedy Clinic in Dubai on April 20th

Popular comedians Sunil Grover aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati and Kiku Sharda alias Nurse Bumper from the Kapil Sharma Show to charm the audience with their laughter riot Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:  Donning his white quote and armed with doses of hilarious laughter, Sunil Grover - aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati - of the Kapil Sharma Show fame is all set to enthrall his audience in Dubai soon. The popular actor, known for his slapstick comedy and witty dialogues will be entertaining us on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, Oud Metha. Assisting the good doctor on the stage will be the feisty nurse Bumper (Kiku Sharda) and together the performance promises to be a complete laughter therapy.  Dr. Mashoor Gulati’s Comedy Clinic is being jointly organized by Maruti Entertainment and Milestone ......read more

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

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Boost Your Performance at the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017…

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SWS Senior Victory for Al Mehairi at Dubai Kartdrome…

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Consulate of Bangladesh won the 1st Diplomat Cricket Cup 2017…

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AnYahh! Opens New Store…

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Record Entries for 2017 O Plate Championship at Dubai Kartdrome…

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16th January 2017:  GAC Dubai opened its new sports facility for staff members at its GAC Logistics Park in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.  The facility, which covers 675 square meters, was previously a parking area that GAC converted into a sports field for staff members and customers. All refurbishing costs were covered through the money saved by GAC ......read more

In Line with the National Program of Happiness and Positivity Dubai Culture Appoints CEO of ...…

CEO to Promote Happiness and Positivity in the Culture and Arts Sectors Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 16 January, 2017:  The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has appointed Latifa bin Demaithan as Chief of Happiness & Positivity in the Authority, in addition to her role as Office Manager of the Vice ......read more

JESS Arabian Ranches Wins Senior ESKC Round Three…

P1 Racing clinches first Nomad Class victory Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2017:  Reigning champion Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Arabian Ranches returned to form and seized victory in Round Three of the Senior Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (15 January). Drivers Eliot Jones, Harry Tryggvason and Sam Burtonwood have put JESS Arabian ......read more

Convoy fit and ready to embark on ‘Camel Trek' in the desert of the UAE…

13 male and female participants register for third edition of expedition  DUBAI, 16th January 2017:  A group of riders will embark on a journey in the desert of the UAE for the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) from 21st to 27th January. A total of 13 men and women have registered to for the ......read more

Major Bonus on Offer for New World Record at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon…

$250,000 On Offer For New Marathon World Record in Dubai Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  A bonus of US$250,000 is on offer to any runner who can break the world record at this week’s Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon being held on Friday (January 20). The bonus is in addition to the first prize of US$200,000 and underlines the status of the popular IAAF Gold Label race as the ......read more

Yuweel performers warm hearts on cold and windy night in AED 1 million Fazza Championship for ...…

Ahmed Mohammed Saeed Al Habsi advances to the next round of competition DUBAI, 15th January 2017: The sixth episode of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah produced some exciting performances on a cold and windy night in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday 13th January, as three more contestants began their quest for the title. Organized and supervised by the ......read more

Sheikh Hamdan awards win to runner-up after ‘Ghaith' dazzles in Fazza Championship for Falconry ...…

Team F3 dominate Sheikhs category providing thrilling duels in finals  DUBAI, 14th January 2017:  Ghaith, the falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, lit up a gloomy morning with a dazzling performance in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on ......read more

Athletes Primed for the Bekele Factor at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon…

Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2017:  The news that three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele will take to the streets of Dubai next week has resulted in a spike in the number of last-minute entries looking to compete in the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday (January 20). The Ethiopian legend will lead the Marathon field in the Middle East’s biggest mass participation ......read more

Earth shattering winning times in RC Airplane finals of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

MRM team and Ahmed Seghayer’s falcons emerge victorious DUBAI, 12th January 2017:  Falcons of MRM team and Ahmed Seghayer Al Ketbi produced earth shattering performances to win the RC (Remote Controlled) Airplane finals in the Sheikhs and General Public categories in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on ......read more

Sulayem Tours Dubai Autodrome Race Paddock Ahead of Hankook 24h Dubai…

UAE motorsport icon chats with drivers and crew Dubai, UAE, 12 January 2017:  Emirati motorsport legend Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE and winner of 14 FIA Middle East Rally Championship titles, toured the team garages and pit lane at Dubai Autodrome on Wednesday (11 January) ahead of the renowned Hankook 24H Dubai this weekend (12-14 ......read more

Painting Exhibition ‘Rainbow 2017' by Well-Known Indian Artist Dinesh Kamble Opens at The Ajman ...…

The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair, organized in association with The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) was inaugurated today by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman & CE, MANAFA LLC, and Vice Chairman, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings and Mr. Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of ATDD, in the presence of H.E. Dr Shaikha Hind bint Abul Aziz Al Qassimi, ......read more

Demise, Melkamu Lead Strong Women's Field for Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon…

Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  Ethiopian athletes Shure Demise and Meselech Melkamu will lead a strong line-up of elite runners in the women’s event at the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 20. In the past, Demise and Melkamu have flirted with the top spot in the world’s richest marathon and both women have the experience required to finally land the US$200,000 ......read more

Double triumph for Qatar in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

Rashid Hamad Al Nuaimi’s falcon recorded fastest time of 18.680 seconds among GCC nationals  DUBAI, 11th January 2017:  Qatar falconers tasted a double triumph in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Tuesday 10th January.   In what turned out to be a family affair, Mohammed Rashid Hamad Al ......read more

Dubai Culture Signs MoU to Provide Reading Opportunities at Dubai Airports…

Initiative supports UAE National Strategy for Reading and enhances Dubai’s position as a cultural destination among passengers Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 January, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airports to provide reading ......read more

Dubai Autodrome to Host Twelfth Edition of Hankook 24h Dubai…

Up to 100 cars expected to challenge in the iconic endurance race Dubai, UAE, 11 January 2017:  Race teams from around the globe have flown into Dubai this week to prepare for the Hankook 24H Dubai (12-14 January), the first round of the 2017 24H Series powered by Hankook. The race paddock at Dubai Autodrome is now full of containers and cars, with officials and pit crews bustling in ......read more

Olympic riders set to take reins of over 300 horses at Al Shira'aa International Horse Show ...…

This prestigious show is inspired by H.H.Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Al Nahyan and is being hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 10th, 2017 - Al Forsan International Sports Resort will host the first Al Shira’aa International Horse Show on January 11th. The event goes on till January 14th, this four-day event will have daily sporting ......read more

Dubai Culture supports ‘We Are With You' forum for people with special needs…

Dubai Public Library participation includes reading and educational activities, in collaboration with Al Maktoum Foundation Dubai – The United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its support of the ‘We Are With You’ forum held under the ......read more

Maiden SWS Junior Victory for Zaid Haddad…

Labrooy tops SWS Senior Cup and Winter wins SWS Masters Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2017:  A brilliant qualifying session at Dubai Kartdrome on Monday (9 January) saved the night for Zaid Haddad, edging him past Keanu Al Azhari and putting him on the top step of the SWS Junior Cup Podium for the first time.  Romaldo Labrooy and Carsten Winter both returned to winning ways to claim SWS ......read more

Longines timed the Dubai World Cup Carnival races at Meydan Racecourse…

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 10th January, 2017 - Swiss watchmaker, Longines presented the first set of Dubai World Cup Carnival races at the Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, 5th of January, 2017. As Official Timekeeper and Pillar Partner of Meydan, Longines kicked off the thrilling Dubai World Cup Carnival that sets in motion the countdown to the Dubai World Cup, which ......read more

The Falcon ‘Ghaith' makes winning start for Fazza (Sheikh Hamdan) in Falconry Tilwah Championship…

Dubai Crown Prince’s entry records fastest time in Hurr Wahish Farkh category  DUBAI, 10th January 2017:  The falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, ‘Ghaith’, made a spectacular entry in the Falconry Championship Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Monday 9th ......read more

Longines Presents Another Successful Edition of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ...…

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 9th January 2017 – Illustrious Swiss watchmaker, Longines, marked yet another successful presentation of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup, which took place on the 7th of January at the Dubai International Endurance City. Furthering its commitment to the equestrian arena, Swiss watchmaker Longines was once ......read more

The Shah of Indian theatre returns to Dubai – and he's not alone…

Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley Productions set to stage “Riding Madly off in all Directions”, starring besides the legendary actor, his wife Ratna Pathak Shah, and children Heeba, Vivaan and Imaad  Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017:  Theatre aficionados can now mark the date on their calendar for the latest Motley Production, “Riding Madly off in all Directions,” ......read more

Global Village Makes a Couple's Dream Come True!…

Filipino couple gets to experience ‘the world’ through Global Village.  Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017:   Global Village, the region’s first-ever, multicultural festival park, is known for its fabulous entertainment, shopping and cultural offerings but more importantly it is known for its true Emirati hospitality towards its guests.  A frequent visitor to ......read more

Qatar Airways Partners With Novo Cinemas With 7* Luxury Service…

DOHA, Qatar, 08 January 2017:  Qatar Airways is sponsoring the first-class 7-star cinema experience at iconic Novo Cinemas across Qatar, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, introducing customers within the region to a luxury entertainment experience. The seven-star service includes valet parking, luxury lounges and special gourmet food menu ordered from fully reclining leather seats. Each ......read more

Bright Lights and Big City Awaits Panasonic Jaguar Racing At Million Dollar VISA Vegas eRace…

Dubai, January 8, 2017:  Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans will swap race seats for Playseats as they compete in the VISA Vegas eRace in the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas on 7 January 2017. All 20 professional FIA Formula E racing drivers will battle against 10 professional simulator racing stars in the Las Vegas eRace for a share of one million dollars, the largest ......read more

Junior falconers steal limelight in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

Entries of Ahmed Bu Dahoum Al Muhairi and Mubarak Rashid Saeed Al Kindi clocked fastest times  DUBAI, 8th January 2017:  Junior falconers, some of them just below three years old, took center stage in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Al Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Saturday 7th January.  The young stars displayed great ......read more

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