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Qudoos leads the way as MGM beat DHL to win first NAS Cricket title

Fohood Zabeel stage stunning rally to beat Dubai Police, meet Saudi Driving School in NAS Futsal final May 23, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – With all their big guns firing on the night, MGM cruised to a comfortable eight wicket win over DHL in the final of the NAS Cricket T10 Championship. Salim Qudoos was MGM’s big star of the night, taking two crucial wickets first to help restrict DHL to 127 for 4, and then coming back to blast a 13-ball 32 (3x4s, 2x6s) to take MGM across the line with 1.2 overs to spare. The fine all-round performance earned him the Man of the Match award. Qudoos was also adjudged the Best Bowler of the Tournament for his nine wickets and his teammate, Mohammed Hassan picked up the Best Batsman award for his 157 runs in the tournament. This was cricket’s first appearance in the Nad Al Sheba Sports ......read more

WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziegler match announced

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   When WWE Super ShowDown returns to Jeddah, Dolph Ziggler aims to undo the legacy of Kofi Kingston in what is sure to be an explosive WWE Championship showdown. The two-time World Champion made an unexpected return to the May 21 edition of SmackDown LIVE. Though Ziggler acknowledged that his initial plan was to leave the WWE Universe in his rearview, the recent notoriety that Kingston received for his Cinderella story and subsequent WrestleMania title victory over Daniel Bryan left The Showoff completely outraged. Feeling that he had never received the recognition he deserved for his many accomplishments, Dolph vowed to right a wrong and put an end to the “sham” that is Kofi Kingston by becoming WWE Champion at Super ShowDown. The Saudi General Sports Authority ......read more

Meet the Winners of Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 Supported by du

Three of the 10 finalists will receive du’s Business Complete solution to support in bringing their business idea to life Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   Three innovative startups have been named winners of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 hosted by Entrepreneur Middle East’s 2019 Enterprise Agility Forum and supported by du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC). The competition is one of the programs by Dubai Startup Hub, the entrepreneurship support arm of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Open to startups with solutions in the fields of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and digital transformation, the competition gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to become part of Dubai Government’s Strategy to elevate the city into a global platform for ......read more

Dubai Municipality down Public Prosecution to retain NAS Wheelchair Basketball title

German Zunica and Jose Juan Matea win NAS Padel Men’s Open crown Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   Dubai Municipality defeated a resurgent Dubai Public Prosecution 59-53 to retain their NAS Wheelchair Basketball crown at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The Municipality men, who defeated the same opponents 63-46 to win the title 12 months ago, seemed headed for another facile win as they entered the fourth quarter with a comfortable 52-38 lead. However, Dubai Public Prosecution, who had lost the final in the past three seasons, staged a spirited rally and closed the gap, but eventually finished short. The runners-up, however, had the consolation of seeing their star Salah Ahmed retain the top-scorer award. Mohammed Fadhil Al Hameli, Chairman of the UAE Paralympics Committee and a ......read more

Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy Concludes its Participation in Zayed Sports Tournament

The tournament saw high engagement from the Emirati ladies community. FBMA introduced three new ladies-only sports tournaments this year, which are Basketball, Handball, and Archery.   Abu Dhabi, UAE -  22 May 2019:  Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) concluded its participation with Zayed Sports Tournament, last Friday, 17 May, where it offered engaging sports activities in the Holy Month of Ramadan. The tournament attracted ladies from all over the UAE, where they participated in sports contests, showed a high level of athletic skills, and won valuable prizes.   The tournament saw great engagement from the Emirati ladies community, where ladies participated in various sports activities including FBMA’s new ladies-only sports tournaments organised in collaboration with ......read more

National Geographic Abu Dhabi Announces Sharjah Reserves Documentary Series in partnership with Sharjah's Media

Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2019:   National Geographic Abu Dhabi announced today a new short documentary film series focused on Sharjah’s biodiversity, in partnership with Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority. Through the series, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, will take viewers on a journey around the Emirates’ unique and preserved areas under protected acts. He will highlight major environmental conservation initiatives launched by the Emirate over the years under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The National Geographic Abu Dhabi short film series consists of eight episodes of about three minutes each. Each episode follows Sheikh Sultan bin ......read more

Perfect in Pink: Conti Takes Leaders Jersey Into Rest Day

UAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti will remain in the Pink Jersey at the Giro d’Italia, taking it into the first rest day.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Today’s stage, a 33.4km Individual Time Trial (ITT) saw Conti finish with a time of 55:26, in what were difficult conditions for all riders. The Italian finished “3:34 behind the stage winner, Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo Visma), who climbed to second place in the General Classification (GC) standings and closes the time gap to Conti, which now sits at “1:50.    There were also positive individual performances from UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc (“1:55) and Diego Ulissi (“2:08) – who finished the stage 12th and 15th respectively, and both climbing in the GC ......read more

Torrente Leads From Start to Finish to Win Grand Prix of Portugal

Team Abu Dhabi make brilliant start to double title defence as Al Qemzi takes second spot after spectacular challenge      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Shaun Torrente grabbed an impressive victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal today as Team Abu Dhabi made a perfect start to their double title defence in the F1H2O World Championship.   Reigning world drivers’ champion Torrente had to fight off a spectacular challenge from team-mate Thani Al Qemzi who finished in second place as the Team Abu Dhabi duo scored a brilliant one-two finish in Portimao for the second year in a row.   After Torrente had topped qualifying 24 hours earlier from Al Qemzi, the defending F1 team champions had always looked likely to dominate the Grand Prix which kick started the ......read more

Pogacar Rides Uae Team Emirates' Wave of Success With Gc Win in California

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Twenty-year-old Tadej Pogačar has added his name to the history books at the Amgen Tour of California, becoming the youngest ever winner in the race’s history. The UAE Team Emirates young-gun successfully defended the lead on the final stage from Santa Clarita to Pasadena to pick up his first ever UCI World Tour win. In the final General Classification (GC) standings, Pogačar led by 16 second to his nearest competitor. It has been a remarkable debut campaign for the Slovenian, who already boasts a stage and GC win at the Volta ao Algarve, and now adds to it with a stage and GC win in California.  Commenting on the win, Pogačar said: “Today was amazing, and it has been all week. I’d like to thank all my teammates and the staff. The team ......read more

Saif Al Kaabi wins men's open race in NAS Cycling Challenge, 12-year-old Issa bags boys' crown

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   The UAE’s Saif Al Kaabi bagged the top honours in the men’s open category as the NAS Cycling Challenge kicked-off on Friday night with 650 participants taking part in seven different categories on the opening night of the two-day event. Al Kabi completed the 77km race in a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes and 57 seconds to finish ahead of Emirati compatriots Jaber Al Mansoori (01:39:58), Mohammed Al Mansoori (01:40:02) and Omar Al Jasmi (01:40:03), and Yahiaa Khalifa (01:40:45) of Bahrain. Twelve-year-old Omar Issa finished first in the 10km Boys’ Open Category in 19:10, ahead of Ali Nasiraei (19:10) and Sultan Al Shamsi (19:11). “This win validates my decision to pick cycling over football,” said Issa. “I love football and I believe I have ......read more

The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A triumph in NAS 3x3 Basketball

The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat clinch Girls and Boys crowns Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A clinched the Men’s and Women’s titles at the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship, while The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat triumphed in the Juniors Girls and Junior Boys categories respectively. The Big 3 defeated Ball Above All 19-11 in the Men’s final, while Sharjah Women Team A cruised to a 13-6 win over And One in the Women’s final. In the Junior Girls’ final, the Quattro Ballers proved too good for Brooklyn Nets, winning 9-2, while Triple Threat edged the Junior Boys’ title with a 13-12 win over the JamBlack Mambas. “This second edition of the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship has achieved all our goals,” said Salah Amin, ......read more

STARZPLAY: Top ten picks for Ramadan 2019

Treats in store include a selection of the latest Arabic movies, popular Anime and Hollywood series   May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, welcomes Ramadan 2019 as it offers a selection of blockbuster Arabic movies, highly sought-after Anime titles while throwing into the mix some STARZ original series straight from Hollywood.   A host of the latest Arabic movies with an additional range of popular cartoon titles are set to be perfect for those looking to bring the cinema home for relaxed family viewing.    Here’s STARZPLAY’s top ten for your screens this Ramadan:    Arabic Movies   Latest   1. Welaaneh (2016) 100 mins | Comedy | 15 | Arabic | Lebanon Samar lives with her sisters and ......read more

Icon Art Production invests over AED 15 million in Film, TV & Broadcasting Equipment

Facilities to support local and International film Industry with upgraded Equipment, Studio & Post Production Facilities May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – Film and TV Production House and market leader, Icon Art Production (IAP) is aiming to invest 15 Million Dirhams in 2019 to Increase the inventory of Film/TV/Broadcasting Equipment’s following increase in demand for Local and International Production of Feature Films, TV Programs, Music Videos, TV Commercials, Events Productions, Studios & Post Production facility in Dubai, UAE. Investment includes the expansion of State of the Art Studio Facilities for Indoor Shoots for TVC, TV Programs and Feature Film with Studio size of 15,000 Sqft with Post Production Facilities. The company had invested 10 million in 2013 to upgrade state of the art equipment and in 5 ......read more

Gaviria Pipped to the Post as Uae Team Emirates Claim Another Podium Finish

UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria claimed second on a wet day at the Giro d’Italia.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Colombian sprinter showed his competitive edge, ploughing forward in the closing kilometre to take up a good position on the wheel of one of his fellow riders at the front of the peloton.   The relentless rain provided difficult conditions for the peloton, and that undoubtedly played on the mind of the sprinters, who were all waiting for the right time to make their move. But with just 300 metres to go, Gaviria went, and it looked like he was primed for the stage win, before Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe) pipped him to the line.    It was Gaviria’s second podium finish of this year’s race, adding to the stage win he picked up on ......read more

No Surprise as Dubai 2021 win NAS Volleyball title

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:    Cheered on by the packed stands, Dubai 2021 rallied from a set down to beat Surprise 3-1 and win a fourth NAS Volleyball Championship title for the franchise. Winners of the title in 2015 and 2016, and also last year as F3, Dubai 2021 lost a close first set and were trailing 11-15 in the second, but fought back to level the scores at 21-21 and shifted gears from thereon, winning 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The winners bagged a cheque of AED600,000, while the runners-up took home AED500,000.  The two teams received their trophies and medals from His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information and President of Tennis Emirates, in the presence of Sheikha Shamsa bint ......read more

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Launches Kan Yama Kan Book Donation Campaign's fifth Edition

Drive aims to bring the joy of reading and learning to young refugees  Sharjah, May 15, 2019 Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC), has launched the fifth edition of Kan Yama Kan (KYK) Book Donation Campaign. An affiliate of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), the book donation drive – designed to bring community together to practice the act of charitable giving in celebration of the spirit of the Holy Month – aims to offer young refugees worldwide better access to reading and learning materials. This edition is in conjunction with Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 celebrations. Book donation boxes have been placed in the Kan Yama Kan tent at Al Majaz Amphitheatre’s Ramadan Majlis. Books collected by KYK Donation campaign will be distributed in refugee camps ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award‘s 14th Edition Call for Nominations

Deadline to receive submissions is 1st of October Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 May 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has announced it is now accepting nominations for its 14th edition (the 2019-20 Awards).  The nomination process is open until October 2019, with the call for submissions following the Award’s Presentation Ceremony, held at Louvre Abu Dhabi, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, who honored the winners. For its last edition, Sheikh Zayed Book Award received a total of 1,500 nominations from around the world, with the Award continuing to recognize writers, translators, novelists and ......read more

Ulissi Makes Top Three on Day Four of the Giro

UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi shone on Stage four of the Giro as late crashes impacted the peloton.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 15, 2019:   It was another drama-filled day, as once again late crashes changed the dynamic of the race coming into the closing stages. With the peloton approaching the 12km to go mark, the first crash took down a handful of riders. Luckily, none of UAE Team Emirates’ stage hopefuls were impacted, but it was the second larger crash 6.1km from the finish that blocked the road and caused the bulk of riders to come to a standstill, including the Points jersey wearer, Fernando Gaviria.    However, emerging with the front group were three men in the UAE Team Emirates jersey, in prime position as they entered the final kilometre – amongst them, ......read more

Kuwait's Al Shatti wins Epee gold, but Egyptian star Abouelkassem loses to Giacon in Foil final

Veera Pandian steers Titans CC into the quarterfinals of NAS Cricket May 15, 2019 – Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Al Shatti won a gold and a bronze in the NAS Fencing Championship, while Egypt’s Alaaeldin Abouelkassem – the first Arab and African fencer to win a medal at the Olympics when he returned home with a men’s foil silver from the 2012 London Games – had to settle for a silver in the foil final after losing to Dutchman Daniel Giacon. Al Shatti, who participated at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games under the Olympic flag due to Kuwait’s suspension, defeated Libyan Khalid Buhdeima 14-13 for gold in the Men’s Epee International final at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Monday night, and clinched bronze in the Men’s Foil International with a 15-10 verdict over Egypt’s Abdelrahman ......read more

2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi

Riders will compete for world titles in ten age-group categories as ADIMSC opens wakeboard academy Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May, 2019: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF) Executive Board has approved the bid for the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi. The event will be organised by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) from 19th to 23rd November 2019. Riders will compete for IWWF World titles in ten age-group categories for both men and women (14 & Under, 18 & Under, 30 & Over, 40 & Over and Open) and the team overall title.  The event will offer a USD50,000.00 cash purse to riders competing in the Open Men’s & Women’s category. Salem Al Remeithi, General Manager of ADIMSC, said: “We are delighted to have been ......read more

Middle East mega brands STARZPLAY and Sharaf DG enter partnership to offer free annual subscriptions to customers

Leading Middle East SVOD entertainment platform and powerhouse regional electronic retailer have joined forces to offer unrivalled content to DG Member Programme Dubai, United Arab Emirates; May 14, 2019: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in the MENA region, has entered into a strategic alliance with Sharaf DG, one of the region’s most successful electronic retailers, to offer a free annual subscription to DG Member Programme members.  The DG Member Programme is an annual subscription that comes with a renewable one-year validity and offers discounted shopping across Sharaf DG’s stores in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt as well as its online shopping portal www.sharafdg.com.This programme would soon be available through online portal in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In this latest ......read more

Former champions Surprise and Dubai 2021 to faceoff for NAS Volleyball title

May 13, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – Surprise will meet Dubai 2021 in the final of the NAS Volleyball Championships, both going through after prevailing in thrilling five-setters in the semi-finals. Surprise, the 2017 champions, fought back from 1-2 down to defeat Bin Thani 16-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 15-8, with Moroccan professional Mohammed Al Hachdadi topping the points chart for them with 29 points, while Cuban pro Bisset Yordan scored 18. Across the net, Algerian pro Mohammed Sheikhi was in great form for Bin Thani, scoring 27 points. In the second semi-final, Dubai 2021, one half of a franchise that has won the title three times including last year, stopped a battling Fohood Zabeel 25-18, 25-16, 18-25, 20-25, 15-13. Hernandez Ramos was the lead performer for Dubai 2021 on the night with 26 points, alongside Ahmed Abdulrahman (17 ......read more

Al Tayer congratulates Mansour bin Zayed on Man City winning Premier League title

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 13, 2019:   His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and owner of Manchester City, following the club’s second successive English Premier League title and the fourth overall since his purchase of the club in 2008. “Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Manchester City have become the number one club in England and one of the foremost in Europe, and this second successive English Premier League title is a confirmation of their status.  “This is Manchester City’s fourth league title under the leadership of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, and they have won three League-Cup ......read more

Ulissi Kick-starts Uae Team Emirates' Pursuit of Giro Glory

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates kicked off their pursuit of Giro d’Italia glory, with Italian Diego Ulissi coming in 17th during today’s opening stage.   The 8km Individual Time Trial (ITT) saw riders set off an a flat route before taking on a tough 2km ascent to the finish, where Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win.    Commenting on his finish, Ulissi said: “I felt really good out there and put in a solid ride. I preferred to push hard in the first part because I knew that on the climb I would lose time to the pure climbers.”   Stage two will see the peloton set off from Bologna to the Tuscan town of Fucecchio, where spectators can expect to see a thrilling sprint finish, with UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria ......read more

First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League   12 May 19:   Following the blueprint established and validated with the Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard has started the team sales process for a professional Call of Duty esports league and has already sold five franchises for Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto.   The first five teams are:    • Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Esports Ventures, a joint venture owned by Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc. dedicated to bringing esports entertainment to the city of Atlanta   • Dallas, TX - Envy Gaming Inc., a staple in esports since 2007 with teams competing this year in the Call of Duty World League (Envy) and Overwatch League (Dallas Fuel)   • New York, NY ......read more

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UAE Polo Team Wins the Silver Cup 2019…

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Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup 2019 announcement…

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Google's top tips for keeping you and your family safer online…

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Shortlist announced for 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction in Jerusalem…

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Zayed Book Award Shortlist Announced for ‘Literature' and ‘Literary & Art Criticism' Categories…

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Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Emirati all-rounder, Yousif Mirza, heads to Europe with 11 of his team mates in their first set of races for the 2019 season, as they take on Challenge Mallorca, a four day competition from January 31 to February 3.   Four seven-man teams will be guided by Sports Director Marco Marzano (Italy) and Technical Assistant Paolo Tiralongo (Italy) across ......read more

H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) kicks off today…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council - Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of Sharjah, the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) begins today. The Sharjah Equestrian and ......read more

Daniah Alsaleh Announced as Winner of The Second Edition of the Ithra Art Prize,…

A Joint Initiative Between the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and Art Dubai Set Up to Support and Promote Saudi Artistic Talent Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai announce today London-based Saudi Arabian artist Daniah Alsaleh as the winner of the second edition of the Ithra Art Prize. The initiative was launched in ......read more

World's First Female Only Trampoline Park Is a Hit With Riyadh Ladies…

BOUNCE Rawdah has witnessed 30 million jumps in its first month, resulting in more than 10 million calories being burnt.   January 30, 2019:   The female community of Riyadh are swarming into the world’s first ladies only trampoline park and have embraced a fun, new fitness trend.   BOUNCE Rawdah opened its doors to the public in December, following a special launch ......read more

LEGOLAND® Dubai lights up this February to celebrate Chinese New Year…

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a special LEGO® mosaic building activity, a wishing wall and themed dishes for the entire family from 5-16 February 2019 Dubai, 29 January 2019 –   LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, will put the light in ‘delightful’ this February, as it sets the ......read more

Prometheus Medical to assist with critical medical support for 7,500 athletes at Special Olympics ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:   The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has signed a partnership with Prometheus Medical as Official Supplier, that will ensure crucial access to medical support for People of Determination at the upcoming World Games.  A British corporation with regional headquarters in the UAE, Prometheus Medical ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Takes Second Place in Stage Two of the Vuelta a San Juan…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  After launching Fernando Gaviria’s sprint finish, which enabled UAE Team Emirates to claim a win on day one of the Vuelta a San Juan, Simone Consonni was rewarded with his own podium place when he finished second, just behind Stage 2 winner Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).   During Stage 2, the peloton was tasked with climbing up and ......read more

UAE National Girls' Team ‘A' increase their lead at the top in Dubai Sports Council Football ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:   The UAE National Girls’ Team A have increased their lead at the top of the points table with a 2-1 win over second-placed Du LaLiga HPC Girls in Week 9 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship. The win allowed UAE National Girls’ Team A to maintain their unbeaten record in the Girls’ Under 18 category and take ......read more

Sharjah Hosts One of the Most Prestigious Show Jumping Competitions This Weekend…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Thursday, January 31st from 8:30am – 8:30pm; Friday, February 1st from 8:30am – 10:00pm & ......read more

Spectacular Opening Ceremony planned for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019…

More than 40,000 spectators at Zayed Sports City and millions of viewers worldwide will celebrate the official start of the World Games in less than 50 days’ time  People with intellectual disabilities are the creative force developing the performances, playing a pivotal role in the creation and staging of the event   Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  In less than ......read more

Germany's Philipp Weishaupt wins Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines in the 19th Sharjah ...…

UAE riders take lead for the Nation Cup in the categories of Children, Juniors and Young riders  Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:  Germany’s Philipp Weishaupt and his horse ‘Catokia 2’ won the Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines at the conclusion of the 19th Sharjah International Show Jumping Championship (CSI3*), which was held under the guidance of Dr. Sultan ......read more

Meet the Women Who Changed the World at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature…

Festival set to welcome host of remarkable women whose achievements have paved the way for womankind   Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:   Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019) will celebrate women who have stood at the crossroads of history, and changed the world with their fearlessness, ambition and incredible drive to succeed, in fields ranging from ......read more

Dubai Judicial Institute holds draw for 7th edition of ‘DJI Football Tournament' under the theme ...…

Dubai Courts and the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department in the inauguration of the tournament The 20-team draw ceremony represents government entities and institutions  The tournament will take place on DJI's stadium from 4 February – 12 March Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28th January 2019:   Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) announced that this ......read more

Oli Thompson Beats Roman Wehbe at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE…

Oli Thompson beats Roman Wehbe by way of knock out in the main event Emirati Ahmed Al Darmaki wins his first MMA fight by TKO in the first round. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27th January, 2019:   Britain’s ‘Strongest Man’ and UFC veteran, Oli Thompson and Team Nogueira Dubai’s Roman Wehbe met in the cage at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 to determine who is the best ......read more

World No. 1 and Australian Open Champion Naomi Osaka Set to Dazzle in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2019:  All eyes will be on Australian Open champion and new world No. 1 Naomi Osaka when the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships gets underway in just three weeks’ time.   Her rapid climb to the very top of the game has been nothing short of astonishing. Last year when she competed in Dubai she was ranked a modest 48, but immediately after losing in the ......read more

Naomi Osaka victorious in the 2019 Australian Open women's final…

Dubai, UAE - 27 January 2019:  The women’s final of the Australian Open saw current US Open champion Naomi Osaka battle with two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, with both players vying for their first Australian Open title and the world No.1 ranking for the taking.  Prior to the match, the Emirates suite played host to a mix of celebrities, Skywards members and VIP guests, ......read more

Join the roving dancing dragons at Dubai Parks and Resorts in celebration of the Chinese New Year…

Chinese-inspired delicacies, authentic market, dragon dances, traditional shows and colourful decorations mark the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations Dubai, UAE, 27 January 2019: Get ready to be transported to the vibrant streets of Mainland China with a spectacular line-up of entertainment and activities planned at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and ......read more

1,500 UAE Students to Step Up Their Game Competing at the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ...…

The first competition of its kind to include robotics, programming and technology innovation all under one roof Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  The Ministry of Education is gearing up for the launch of its Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIR) series competition this Sunday, 27 January 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi with the participation of more ......read more

Al Wasl remain in 2nd place after beating City FC, close the gap on top position…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019:  Al Wasl reaches 21 points in the U14 category in Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship after beating City FC 6 – 1.  The game held at Dubai Sports City was a vital one, as now only three points stand between Al Wasl and Spanish Soccer Schools for the first place position.    In the U18 category held at Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club, du ......read more

Osaka Has Sights Set on Dubai Title…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019:  US Open champion Naomi Osaka has set her sights on adding the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her list of tournament triumphs next month.   As she moves into the quarter finals in the Australian Open, she will be full of confidence when she returns to the venue that launched her on the path to super stardom. Her run to the 2018 ......read more

Alex Connor Joins Arden for 2019 British F4 Championship…

22 January, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   British youngster Alex Connor will race with British F4 Team Champions for the 2019 season. 14-year-old Alex, will be one of the youngest drivers in British F4 history when he makes his debut for the Arden team this season.  Alex is a UAE born, racing driver, who started racing in November 2013 in the Sodi World Series (SWS) Junior Cup at Dubai ......read more

UAE Journalists Association Adopts New Logo…

The New Logo Reflects the Important Role of The Digital Media Today Maitha Buhumaid: Dubai Press Club is harnessing all resources to support media outlets in keeping abreast with the latest developments in the media field. Mohammed Al Hammadi: We are open to working with all media institutions and partners in the country. Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  The Board of ......read more

Dubai Show Jumping Championship CSI5*-W Comes to an Impressive Conclusion…

Janika Sprunger Wins Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix and Italian Rider, Paolo Paini comes in 2nd Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  Janika Sprunger, the Swiss rider and her horse Bacardi VDL won the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix, the biggest award in Dubai Show Jumping Championship. The Championship, which took place from 16-19 January 2019, is organized by Dubai Equestrian Club and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Wins 2019 Tour Down Under Team Classification…

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  The 2019 Tour Down Under ends successfully for the riders of UAE Team Emirates, who got their season off to a flying start by taking the overall team classification in the first UCI World Tour Race of the year.   The team rode consistently well from the first stage until the last, wrapping up a hard fought tour on the iconic climb of Willunga Hill. ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen Wins Stage 5 at the Santos Tour Down Under…

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  The Belgium 20-year-old, Jasper Philipsen, a new signing for the team this season, only needed five days of racing to take his first win in UAE Team Emirates colours. That came in Strathalbyn, Australia after 149.5km of racing from Glenelg in the Tour Down Under’s fifth stage.   Philipsen was not the first rider over the line, instead it was ......read more

IPAF hosts 10th UAE Nadwa…

Writers’ workshop is held in Sharjah, the World Book Capital for 2019, and led by acclaimed Arab writers Iman Humaydan and Muhsin al-Ramli with new support of Department of Culture — Sharjah Government Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  This week, a group of eight emerging Arab authors gathered in Sharjah to take part in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s annual ......read more

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