Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Emirates Heritage Club
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019: Week 13 of the national show jumping competitions will kick this weekend – on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd - at the Emirates Heritage Club in Abu Dhabi. The show will be held under the sponsorship of Longines, Official Time Keeper and presenting partner of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League competitions.
Held in cooperation with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day show jumping competition will see riders jumping heights of up to 145cm in the club’s indoor sand arena.
This weekend features 11 action-packed classes - five on Friday and six on Saturday - for riders and horses of all levels. This national ......read more
Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren
Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2019: Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition. Now in its 48th year, the prestigious competition is organised by Emirates Post as part of the global activity of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations body that oversees the world’s post.
Since 1971, the UPU has invited young writers aged between 10-15 years old to write letters on a given theme to be in with a chance of winning exciting prizes. “Write a letter to your hero” is the inspirational theme of the 2019 competition, which ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019: UAE Team Emirates will take on the first ‘monument’ of the season this weekend as the team heads to Italy for the iconic Milan-Sanremo (23 March).
With a colossal 291km race ahead, the Emirati formation has opted for power duo, Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff to lead the charge. Gaviria makes his return to this race for the first time since 2017, where the young Colombian picked up a top five finish; crossing the line alongside his now team mate. Gaviria will hope to have a spring in his step, coming off the back off a blistering start to life in his new team’s colours. Kristoff on the other hand is somewhat a veteran of this race. The Norwegians expertise and experience has seen the 31-year-old secure top 10 finishes in each of his last six appearances here, ......read more
Dubai, UAE 20th March 2019: Some of the biggest names in world music will perform at the spectacular Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Taking place at Zayed Sports City on Thursday evening, the event will see global superstars Keala Settle and Nicole Scherzinger take to the stage.
The singer of mega-hit ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’, Keala has established herself as one of the world’s most popular contemporary pop acts.
American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, former Pussycat Doll and television personality Nicole Scherzinger is a hugely successful performer and as well as Global Ambassador for Special Olympics.
The Closing Ceremony will also feature the world premiere of the music video for the official song of ......read more
More than 100 coaches participate in the forum
March 20, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE -- More than 100 coaches from different football academies and Dubai clubs participated in the annual forum for coaches, which was organised by Dubai Sports Council under the supervision of top technical specialists and experts.
The four-day Annual Forum for Coaches, being organized for the sixth successive year, took place at Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club and came to a close on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. As part of the Forum, three training sessions were held throughout four days, comprising lectures and theoretical and practical workshops.
The first session was allocated for coaches of 13 to 18 years old, while the second session was dedicated for coaches of 6 to 12 years old and the third session was for goalkeeping coaches.
The lectures were ......read more
All mothers pay only AED50 to enter MOTIONGATE™ Dubai
Dubai, 19 March 2019: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is calling all hero moms to enjoy over 27 thrilling rides and attractions at Dubai Parks and Resorts this Mother’s Day for just AED 50. All moms, including adventure-seekers, foodies, adventure enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies and movie buffs, brace yourselves for an unforgettable day filled with thrills! MOTIONGATE™ Dubai features key rides and attractions inspired by 13 of Hollywood’s most memorable live action and animated films including The Smurfs, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Ghostbusters and The Hunger Games.
Moms, get ready to swoop past ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2019: When Gerald Mballe, 20-years-old, escaped his homeland for a better life, he never thought he would be representing his adopted nation at a global sporting event four years later.
This week, Mballe has been in the UAE playing for the Special Olympics Italy Football 7-a-side team as a Unified Partner at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Back in October 2014, a teenage Mballe fled the place he called home after war quickly escalated. His journey saw him cross the borders of Niger, Libya and Algeria before he was rescued on a boat by Italian authorities on 1 November 2015 – more than a year after he first set off.
Despite a tough start to life as a refugee in Italy, Mballe is now proud to call the country his home and resides in Torino. He even speaks the language and is ......read more
Dubai, UAE 19, March 2019: Some of the biggest names in the world of music will perform at the spectacular Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Taking place at Zayed Sports City on Thursday evening, the event will see regional superstars Rashed Al Majed, Waleed Al Shami and Hamad Al Ameri entertain a crowd of thousands at the landmark stadium.
The Closing Ceremony will also feature the world premiere of the music video for the official song of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, ‘Right ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2019: The Special Olympics UAE Football team continued its impressive winning streak by beating Korea in the team’s opening match of the second round 11-a-side football competition.
The UAE put on a dominant display to win 3-0 in front of home fans at Zayed Sports City. After a goalless first half, Abdullah Peerak opened the scoring in the 48th minute, before doubling the lead in the 54th minute. Khaled Al-Mazmi scored a further two goals with the final goal of the game hitting the back of the net in the 55th minute.
It was the UAE’s third consecutive triumph in a row at the competition. The team previously beat Jamaica 4-1 and South Africa 4-0 in the first stage.
Football made its debut at the World Games in 1986 and has become one of the largest sports on the program, featuring ......read more
Dubai, UAE 19 March 2019: There’ll be plenty of smiles in the Henaghan household when Team Great Britain Special Olympics judo athletes Daniel and Denise bring their medals home.
Daniel and his younger sister, Denise, won gold and bronze respectively in their judo division competition held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).
Sixteen-year-old Denise was awarded her medal on the first day of the judo competition, with older brother Daniel, 17, winning his on day four of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
“Being here in Abu Dhabi has been such a positive experience and such a great culture shock,” said Daniel, 17, who lives in Newcastle in the north east of England.
“I’ve being loving it all, and winning the gold means the experience has been even more ......read more
The first phase includes the ‘Dubai Creek: Birth of a City’ pavilion and the Perfume House
The Museum is a key tourist attraction that helps raise Dubai’s historic and cultural significance
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 March 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, announced that Al Shindagha Museum opens its doors to visitors in Q1 2019. The museum represents the first phase of the ambitious Dubai Historical District (DHD) project and was developed in collaboration between Dubai Culture which will manage the museum’s content and operations, Dubai Municipality (DM), and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).
Al Shindagha Museum is a ......read more
March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Emirati National Road Race and Time Trial Champion, Yousif Mirza, and team mate Kristijan Durasek took time out from their UCI WorldTour schedule to visit Abu Dhabi and lend their support to First Abu Dhabi Bank’s partnership with the Special Olympics World Games.
The duo attended the finals of the Men’s 10km Road Race at Yas Marina Circuit and met with members of the UAE Special Olympics Cycling Squad. Mirza and Durasek – who are no strangers to the challenging cycling conditions that the riders have faced this week – provided advice and encouragement to the team and also congratulated a number of the riders on their medal winning achievements.
Over the past three days the UAE Special Olympics men’s cycling team has picked up a number of medals across a series of ......read more
The Spanish driver almost lost out in the rain soaked, action packed season finale of the local racing series, but still topped the leaderboard overall with a total of 248 points
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, March 18, 2019: Yas Marina Circuit on Friday saw another outstanding day of local motorsport, as Spaniard Kepa Carmona sealed his victorious season in the TRD 86 Cup.
Despite garnering 20 points from Race 1 and crashing out in the lead of Race 2, this was enough to boost Carmona’s overall season points tally to 248, putting him at the top of the final driver standings for Season 5 of the single-make local racing championship.
Beating fellow Gold Class competitor Ahmad Al Moosa by only 6 points over the course of the championship, and last year’s winner Saif Al Ameri by 40 points, he was crowned TRD ......read more
Byline: Brendyn Monsorate, Bilal Hafeez and Christopher Swaminathan – three people of determination who are working as part of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 press office.
Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2019: Athletes from Papua New Guinea (PNG) enjoyed a clean sweep of medals at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
The sportsmen and women from the tiny Pacific Island nation made their presence felt after winning gold, silver and bronze in the shot-put competitions at the Dubai Police Stadium.
Sixteen-year-old Judy Jubilee Moi won a gold medal, with Grace Dindillo, 22, taking a silver in her contest, and 26-year-old Jason Jubilee completing a hat-trick of honors for PNG with bronze.
One of the smallest countries and teams competing in the World ......read more
Opportunity to represent the UAE at the World Cosplay Summit 2019 Championship Finals in Japan.
UAE-based cosplayers reveal the story behind their transformation into characters of films, books, comics and video games.
Alodia Gosiengfiao – cosplay star from the Philippines confirmed to attend MEFCC as Cosplay Judge.
Dubai, UAE, 18th March 2019: Dubai will soon set the stage for the ultimate showdown between fictional heroes and villains as the UAE edition of the World Cosplay Summit swoops into town.
Cosplay (literally costume-play) is the art of portraying a fictional character from a film, comic book, video game, anime (Japanese animation) or manga (Japanese comic book) through detailed costuming and make-up. The craft has a growing following in the UAE and involved the wearer ......read more
Experience the blockbuster action-packed indoor stunt and dance show
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has re-launched its hugely popular hit live show ‘Dabangg: Stunt Spectacular’ with more drama and action, themed around the Bollywood mega hit movie Dabangg.
Organised in a Bollywood-themed cinematic setting, the show features live stunts, explosions and dramatic song and dance sequences as Salman Khan’s famous character Police officer Chulbul Pandey risks everything to save the love of his life, Rajo. This power packed 22 minutes show will take the spectators on an adventure three times every day.
The Dabangg stunt show is part of the ......read more
Dubai - UAE 17 March 2019: The UAE’s Hamda Al Hosani will have to make room for another medal in her cabinet after winning gold in the 200m final at Special Olympics World Games.
At Dubai Police Stadium today, the 30-year-old sprinter crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 32.14 seconds. Canada’s Eva Bell who crossed the line at 34.81 seconds closely followed her.
There was more reason to celebrate for the UAE, with Hamda’s fellow Special Olympics UAE sprinter, Momena Shirdal, coming in third (36.42) during the same race and winning bronze.
The result comes as no surprise, with Hamda having dominated the track at various Special Olympic events. The Emirati sprinter, who is known for having more medals than Usain Bolt, has more than 15 medals to her name.
Hamda, who will compete in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: Russian Special Olympics Team powerlifter, Sergei Mukhligin, proved that determination, spirit and commitment pays off after he successfully lifted a huge 350-kilogram weight.
The 20-year-old’s feat of strength won him a silver medal in the squat competition, but his outpouring of emotion won him countless friends at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and around the globe.
Sergei jumped for joy and raced across the stage to embrace his coach immediately after squatting the second heaviest weight in his group contest. The wonderful moment was captured live on TV.
Amanjot Singh, from SO Bharat, won gold in the squat contest after lifting 385kg. SO Cout D’Ivorie athlete Krou Jean Martial Kouakou came third with a lift of 312.5kg.
The men’s powerlifting competition ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: Host nation, UAE, added another two gold medals to its tally as the unified female basketball team (division 1) and traditional female team (division 3) both overcame their opponents on day two of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
In front of a large crowd at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the unified female division 1 team beat Pakistan 23-7, whilst the traditional division 3 team beat Egypt 13-11.
The final whistle sparked frenzied celebrations from fans and player, Sherifa Saeed Al Yaqoubi, who was on the winning side against Egypt, could not hide her delight.
“This is an amazing victory for us,” said the 22-year-old. “We have all been preparing hard for the World Games and our training has paid off with this result. We are ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019: British cycling star Kiera Byland won a gold medal for Team GB in her opening race at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
The 20-year-old athlete was first across the finish line in the women’s 15-kilometer Road Race Final held at Yas Marina Circuit.
Kiera, who comes from the north-west of England, was delighted with her performance after completing the race in 24 minutes and 24 seconds.
The Team GB athlete saw off competition from Germany’s Heike Naujoks and Spain’s Elena Hernandez to seal the victory.
A delighted Kiera put her victory down to months of hard training and preparation ahead of the World Games.
“I said to my teammates ‘I hope I do really well in my first race’ and then, obviously, I’ve done really good,” said ......read more
Dubai, UAE 16 March 2019: Mahmoud Jarour wants to win a gold medal in bocce at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 – and when he does, he hopes to personally give it to the leaders of the UAE.
The Emirati athlete is well on his way to achieving his goal after winning his opening two games in the men’s singles competition, played at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) today (16 March).
“I am very happy and proud to be part of Special Olympics here in Abu Dhabi,” said Mahmoud, who attended the second day of the World Games with his sister, Amal.
If his dream of winning gold in the final comes true, he plans to hand the medal over to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and to H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown ......read more
Five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for exceptional work
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Abu Dhabi, 16 March 2019: The 13th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the winners for 2018/19, with five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for their exceptional literary and intellectual publications. The Award is presented annually to outstanding writers, intellectuals and publishers, as well as emerging talents whose writing and translation in the humanities field enriches Arab intellectual, cultural, literary and social life.
Moroccan writer and novelist Bensalem Himmich’s autobiography The Self - Between Existence and Creation (Le Centre Culturel Du Livre, 2018) won the “Literature” category ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declares Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 open
Performance of official World Games Abu Dhabi anthem by global music stars and arrival of Flame of Hope watched by thousands in stadium and millions live on global TV
Parade of Athletes from record number of nations, accompanied by Special Olympics Chairman Dr Timothy Shriver, Heads of State, VIPs, celebrities and representatives of the Special Olympics movement, met with huge applause as they entered arena
Dubai, UAE, 16, March 2019: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the start of Special Olympics World Games 2019 at a spectacular Opening Ceremony at Zayed Sports City on Wednesday.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019: The UAE Special Olympics Unified Football Team claimed victory over South Africa on Friday.
Playing its second match of the World Games at Zayed Sports City, the 11-a-side UAE team recorded a 4-0 win over its opponents
A dominant display by the Emirati team in front of a crowd of energetic home fans saw goals scored by Ayman Al Maqbali, Abdelaziz Al Hamour with Khalid Al Maamari scoring a brace.
The victory, the UAE’s first of the World Games, means the team will be full of confidence before taking on Jamaica in its final Group A match on Saturday.
The UAE team, which features athletes with and without intellectual disabilities, narrowly lost out (2-1) to Spain in its opening match.
Football made its debut at the World Games in 1986 and has become one of the largest ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 March 2019: Now United, the global pop group featuring 14 singing and dancing artists from 14 different countries will headline tonight’s (14 March) Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 pre-show.
Now United will take to the stage in front of more than 40,000 spectators just after 6.15pm for a fifteen-minute set. Fans can also look forward to seeing all 14 members, who range between 16-20 years old, put on a spectacular performance. The group features artists from 14 different nations including Brazil, the Philippines, Senegal and India, and have seen their popularity grow since debuting in 2018. The group will perform four of its hit singles including Summer in the City, All Day, How We Do it and Beautiful Life.
Robotics experts from industry, academia and politics revealed as competition enters its final month
Dubai, UAE; 11 December 2018: Epson are proud to announce the jury of the 2018 win-a-robot contest, as five experts representing the fields of industry, academia and politics join from around Europe to review applications from the first ever competition open across Europe, ......read more
After a successful launch
‘Live our Heritage’ festival will span across six months, making it one of the longest heritage festivals in the country
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 December 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, organised the ninth edition of Live ......read more
Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) reveals full schedule for its much-anticipated 2018 tournament-
World number one and two, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal plus Serena and Venus Williams are part of the star-studded line up and collectively these four players have a whopping 61 Grand Slam titles combined-
Not only will the Williams’ sisters kick off the tournament on Day One, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018: The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is taking place on Friday 14th December which will see some road closures in place. We have reversed the route for the 9th edition of the event which will have a significant impact on the road closure and opening times. Please be aware of the below road closure timings. Further and more detailed information is also on the ......read more
By Sheida Neman, Research Manager
Dubai, UAE, December 08, 2018: Today we are releasing our 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook.
First, people made their voices heard about issues that matter to them:
International Women’s Day: For the second year in a row, International ......read more
Qasr Al Hosn receives its first members of the public since restoration completion
Abu Dhabi, 8 December 2018 – Qasr Al Hosn, the UAE capital’s most important cultural site, has now reopened to the public following more than a decade of careful restoration by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Today, the historic gates were ......read more
Abu Dhabi – December 6, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today the longlist for the Young Author category, with 12 out of the 365 nominations received since May making the list for the 13th edition of the prize. The nominated works include narrative works as well as academic dissertations and critical studies.
The narrative works include:
1. ......read more
Former world champion becomes brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets in and outside the ring
Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2018: World renowned boxer Amir Khan is the proud owner of a new title which he will receive officially at a special event in Dubai next week.
Khan has been installed as brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets, the private equity company which is now working ......read more
Second edition of popular exhibition on from 7 to 8 December
Dubai, 06 December 2018: Following an overwhelming response to the first edition of Golden Mile Galleria’s ‘A Cultural Flair’ festival last weekend, the event returns from 7 to 8 December.
The festival brings together an eclectic group of artists, musicians, painters, ......read more
WWE superstar, Sasha Banks, joins effort to recruit volunteers for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 at family fun event in The Dubai Mall next weekend
Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018: Give your time and talents to support others at the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event being held in the UAE, by visiting The Dubai Mall next weekend.
On Friday 7 ......read more
Victory Team drivers will be going all out in search of some consistency as they try to make their way up the standings as the 2018 UIM F1H2O Powerboat Championships comes to a conclusion in the UAE during the first half of December.
Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente is the all-out leader heading into this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018: Reaching out to you as Facebook announced that group stories are now available globally - with this feature, you can see, feel and experience different points of view and connect more personally with other members in within groups. As part of this global rollout, Facebook are also announcing lightweight reactions in group stories, so group members can respond ......read more
World Games Unified Summit held to mark major milestone
Excitement builds as preparations reach their closing stages
Announcements include record number of nations participating in World Games and a new study into the perceptions of people in MENA countries towards people of determination
Dubai, UAE, 4 December 2018: A raft of new developments were ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018: Amateurs Rayhan Thomas and Jovan Rebula are confirmed to play in the region’s premier golfing event, the 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club from 24 – 27 January.
India’s number one amateur, Rayhan Thomas, will return to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the third time. The 19 year old Dubai-based ......read more
A first-of-its-kind experience at Dubai Museums
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 December 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, announced that Etihad Museum will be adorned with national elements, using modern technology, as part of the activities and events organised by the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018: The Black Ferns beat Canada 26-14 in a pulsating final to win a fourth Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens title and increase their lead at the top of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2019 standings.
A brace of tries from HSBC Player of the Final Tyla Nathan-Wong secured a fourth title in seven years for New Zealand at the Emirates ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018: When the first images of Akshay Kumar appeared in his villainous new role, it generated a wave of excitement and intrigue amongst fans. Now audiences have had a chance to see his transformation in full with the release of Akshay Kumar’s latest blockbuster film 2.0, in cinemas now.
Akshay is unrecognisable in the role as the sinister Pakshi Rajan, with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018: Young Emirati schoolboy karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri narrowly missed out on the top spot at the WSK Final Cup last weekend (22nd-25th November), in the face of a stellar performance with more than 100 other competitors during the four-day event. Despite consecutive podiums in qualifying and the heats, and crossing the finish line in 1st position in the final ......read more
This winter, Dubai has transformed into a fitness haven with numerous competitive events appealing to all ages, interests and abilities
#MyDubai competition gives residents the chance to fly their friends in for free to enjoy the city’s sporting schedule
Dubai, UAE; 28 November 2018: Following the launch of the #MyDubai social media competition by Dubai’s ......read more
Dubai, 27th November 2018: To celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day, a host of events and festivities to enthrall and entertain guests will take place at Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment. The fun is set to begin on Friday, 30th November and last until ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018 – Week 6 in the Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship saw the Girls U18 UAE National Team A maintaining their sport at the top of the League table after beating FC Just Play 4-0, while du LaLiga HPC Girls U18 beat the UAE National Team B 3-1, with all games played at Dubai Sports City.
Over at Shabab Al Ahli stadium, in ......read more
Khaldoon Al-Mubarak, the Local Sports Personality and Turki Al – Sheikh, the Arab Sports Personality.
Mohamed Salah, the Outstanding Arab athlete
Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018: The Board of Trustees of "MBR Creative Sports Award", one of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the names of winners in the 10th Edition categories of the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, November 26, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) today announced its Literature Category longlist for its 13th edition, with 13 titles chosen out of the 382 nominations which were received in the category since last May. The nominations came mostly from Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Out of the 13 competing titles, the long list includes three works published ......read more
Dubai, 26 November 2018: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is celebrating the end of another fantastic year and is hosting renowned Indian music artists all through the month of December.
Award-winning Bollywood music composer, music director, singer and lyricist Singer Amit Trivedi ......read more
Palm Jumeirah hosts art exhibition every weekend from 30 November to 8 December
Dubai, 26 November 2018: Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is transforming into a hub for arts and culture this season with ‘A Cultural Flair’ – a festival that brings together an eclectic group of artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and dancers under one roof to ......read more
Dubai – November 25, 2018: “Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical”, directed by Feroz Abbas Khan and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji is set for its Dubai Opera premiere in January 2019. The musical will be showcased at the Dubai Opera with five shows from January 10 to 12, 2019.
K Asif’s classic Mughal-e-Azam has been adapted as a Broadway-style ......read more
Keyboards integrated with pre-set Arab music and Oriental rhythms to appeal to local and regional market
Dubai, UAE, November 24, 2018: CASIO Middle East has launched in the UAE its recently improved AT-3 and brand-new CT-X series keyboards specifically designed for the Arab market, marking the company’s formal entry to the growing Arab electronic musical instrument ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2018 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on the advancement of the management accounting profession, is accepting entries for the 2019 Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition now through January 26, 2019. Full submission details are available ......read more
Thanks to its bold attempt to improve the flying experience for disables passengers, Air Chair has bagged runner-up spot in the 2018 James Dyson Award
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018: Traveling by aircraft can be extremely difficult when you’re in a wheelchair. Disabled passengers have been turned away from their flight because their wheelchair couldn’t fit in the ......read more
New generation of highly-skilled drivers compete for podium finishes and glory in F2 and GP3 Championships
F2 and GP3 support races are ideal proving ground for young racers looking to make jump to Formula 1
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE November 22, 2018: There’s much more motorsports action going on at Yas Marina Circuit than just the superstars of ......read more
Al Ain, 22 November, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today its longlist for ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’, counting six titles out of 173 nominations received in the category. The nominations came from across the Arab regions, mostly from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and Morocco.
‘Al Naft Bayn Erth Al Tareekh Wa Tahadeyat ......read more
Al Wasl’s Ali Salmin scoops Best Football Player award, while Shabab Al Ahli’s Khalifa Yousuf Atiq is adjudged Best Emerging Football Player under the Dubai Sports Excellence Model
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018: Sheikh Butti bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, the former chief of Al Wasl Club and ex chair of the National Olympic Committee, was honoured for his yeoman service to sport ......read more
Dubai, 20 November 2018: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park is hosting the biggest ‘blue-themed’ birthday party. The party will be hosted at the Smurfs’ Village to celebrate the favourite blue characters turning 60, from 23rd to 24th November, 2pm to 6pm.
These tiny blue ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2018: Week 5 of the Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship witnessed strong play by the Girls U18 UAE National Team, as Team A rose to the top of the League table after closing the gap with the du LaLiga HPC Team. The Girls U18 UAE National Team B beat Regional Sports Academy 3-0 at Dubai Sports City to reach third place in the League ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 Nov 2018 – This weekend saw the second day of group stage matches in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain of the duFC, the only international scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga and home of the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups and UAE Girls Challenge.
This year a record number of girls’ teams participated, one third of which are government school ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018: Victory Team’s Ahmed Al Fahim lived up to his potential with an outright victory in the second race of the F4 category during the Grand Prix of India, the fifth round of the 2018 UIM F1H2O World Championship, on Sunday.
Al Fahim, who was one of the few emirati talents given a break at the start of the season, finished the second race on the Krishna ......read more
‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ marks museum’s 10-year anniversary
SHARJAH, 17 November, 2018: Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi Chairman of Department of Seaports & Customs inaugurated ‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ in Sharjah ......read more
Enjoy UAE National Day with special cultural activities and performances
Dubai, 14 November 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, will celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with an exciting offer and cultural activities across all its theme parks, including LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, ......read more
Dubai, 13 November 2018: Well-known singer-songwriter Atif Aslam is set to dazzle visitors when he performs as part of ongoing celebrations this month at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East.
Atif, has recorded several top-charts songs, will entertain visitors in front of the stunning ......read more
Hundreds of UAE students flaunt their creativity presenting unique perspectives
17 Emiratis amongst 24 different nationalities graduate from UCMAS brain development program this year, 26,000 trained
November 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Creativity, colour and talent were the buzz words when 145 artists competed in the 7th UC DINOART National Art Competition held at the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018: Building on its long standing collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Huawei was the presenting partner of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2018 for the second year running. This year has seen some extraordinary performances and team efforts, reflecting a lot of Huawei’s principles, such connecting and empowering communities and celebrating speed ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018: Emirati artist Aisha Alblooshi led a group of young boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities in a creative, fun, inclusive and inspiring doll-making workshop at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat on November 10th. The second in a series of Unified Art Workshops hosted by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games ......read more
Programme listed as part of the 5th International Handicrafts Festival in Al Ain
Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2018: As part of the 5th Traditional Handicrafts Festival, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised the ‘Herfaty’ (My Craft) programme at Al Ain Palace Museum. The programme runs till April 16th, 2019, and aims to preserve the ......read more
The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop
Opening programming includes a significant group exhibition, four solo shows, several site-specific installations and new commissions, the inauguration of a pioneering Youth ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2018: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, saluted the spirit of the contestants in the second Dubai Women’s Triathlon after presenting the winners with their medals.
Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council in association with the Dubai Ladies Club, the second ......read more
Dubai Sports Council announces details of country’s first rhythmic gymnastics championship
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: In this remarkable Year of Zayed, and to honor the 100th Birth Anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of UAE, Dubai Youth Olympic School of Rhythmic Gymnastics, in partnership with Al Habtoor Group and Dubai ......read more
Over 1,000 swimmers take to the open water in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab, as Chad Le Clos inspires swimmers of all ages at the Daman DXB SwimFest 2018
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: The inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest 2018, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi, was hugely successful as over 1,000 swimmers, friends and families descended on to the ......read more
Catch award-winning heavyweights Elon Musk, Michio Kaku and former NASA Chief Ellen Stofan share their views on the Red Planet
Produced by Academy Award winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: National Geographic season 2 of the critically acclaimed series mars will premiere on November 15 with new and returning mars crew and real-world big ......read more
‘Versatile Letters’, an extensive collection of works by the influential UAE-based artist, to run from Nov 5th to Dec 18th, 2018
SHARJAH, UAE, 6th November, 2018: Sharjah Calligraphy Museum today opened an exhibition devoted to the work of Tagalsir Hassan, the acclaimed UAE-based calligrapher.
‘Versatile Letters’ pays tribute to Tagalsir Hassan who ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: Thugs of Hindostan, dubbed to be India’s biggest film ever, will hit the cinemas in the UAE and across the Middle East on November 8, 2018. Yash Raj Films is taking this extravagant action-adventure to a whole new level of cinematic experience. The Amitabh Bachchan- Aamir Khan starrer will be released in 4DX, the latest movie theatre immersive ......read more