du LaLiga new season teams in intensive training; U18 & 16 teams getting ready for Spain August scouting trip
Dubai, UAE – 24 May 2017 – du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that two of its football talents, Ahmed El Yamani and Rashed Ahmed, have been scouted by the Spanish LaLiga club Celta Vigo and UAE Al Ain club respectively for pro-football careers.
These two players, who are also part of the du LaLiga HPC U18 team who took home the gold from the inaugural season of the UAE FA Academy League and are just back from a development trip to Spain, were recognized for their exceptional performance at an event hosted by du and LaLiga last night.
Their new team members in the U18 teams as well as the U16 & U14 du LaLiga HPC teams were also welcomed into the program at the ......read more
The seventeen-year-old Indian boy showcases his talent with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’
DUBAI – May 24, 2017: Aamir Kudel, a seventeen-year-old Indian artist in Dubai, recently conducted his debut solo exhibition in Dubai with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ painted with oil on canvas.
The star-studded event was held at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai in the presence of Indian Consul-General in Dubai His Excellency Vipul; Aamir's parents Mr. Zulfeq Kudel and Mrs. Lasitha Zulfeq, along with his teachers and other dignitaries.
Aamir is a Grade 12 student at the Emirates International School and aspires to be an engineer by profession. Hailing from the Indian state of Kerala, he has won accolades in a number of ......read more
Agha tops SWS Junior Cup, second Masters win in a row for Eelma
Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2017: Veteran racers produced a strong showing at the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Races on Monday night (22 May) at Dubai Kartdrom with Anjum Shaikh and Kamal Agha displaying peak form ahead of their participation in the Paris SWS World Finals on Thursday (25 May).
Both drivers went two-for-two on the evening, just days ahead of their trip to France where they will join nine other drivers representing the Dubai Kartdrome at the SWS World Finals. Fellow racer, Heiki Eelma won’t be going to Paris this year, however, he did bag another class win as he continues to dominate the SWS Masters category this season.
SWS Senior Cup & Masters Category
Thirty drivers packed the SWS Senior grid and Rami Azzam was the best of them early ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017: IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in December 2017.
For the sixth consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen is the official ‘Festival-Time’ partner of DIFF, where the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will once again present the IWC Filmmaker Award to a promising Arab director. “Supporting filmmakers and their projects is something we are very passionate about. As watchmakers, we completely understand how much time and effort filmmakers invest in creating a true work of ......read more
May 22, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals - taking place at Dubai Opera on June 6-10 - looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after a quartet of former World number ones in the guise of Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Mohamed ElShorbagy and James Willstrop were drawn together in a mouth-watering group stage.
The lucrative tournament, which has $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and Women's draws, will see the players face off against each other in a round-robin best-of-three series from June 6-8 for a place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond - with only two players progressing from each group.
Current World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad, the man who topped the PSA Road To Dubai Standings, finds himself going up against another former No.1, Nick Matthew, in-form ......read more
Holy month camps will offer religious, artistic and educational activities
Sharjah, May 22, 2017: Children are set to enjoy an array of artistic, entertainment and religious activities at a number of camps being hosted by Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) this Ramadan. Running from May 28 to June 22, the programmes at each of the venues have been carefully formulated to align with the spiritual atmosphere of the holy month.
Taking place at SLC’s four facilities; Basateen Pre-school Centre, Collage Talent Centre, Tiny Talents Program and the Sports Complex, the Ramadan camps aim to cultivate noble values in children and to teach them about their religion through using simple yet appealing methods.
“Every year during Ramadan we provide our young visitors with a variety of activities that engage their interests and ......read more
From the race track to the ocean!
DUBAI, May 22, 2017: Pirelli has swapped the racing circuit for the high seas after partnering with two-time winner Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2017 America’s Cup 2017. Pirelli, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, will be the official sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand as they look for a third win in sailing’s premier competition, which this year takes place from May 26 to June 26 in Bermuda, in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The famous yellow and red Pirelli logo will feature on the Emirates Team New Zealand boat and its rudders, which act as a metaphor for the tyre. Just as a tyre ensures a vehicle’s performance and control, the rudder guarantees the precision of the vessel on its course.
Participation in the world’s top sailing ......read more
Can You Write Your Way To Stardom?
Dubai, 22 May 2017: Young writers and poets in the UAE have a new chance to unleash their creative talents as the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature student writing competitions open today. The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Taaleem Award for poetry have become integral additions to the academic calendar, with the number of participants growing every year.
‘The Award Ceremonies remain a highlight of each Festival,’ said Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. ‘The competitions allow all students, between the ages of 8 to 25 years, resident in the UAE, to hone their creative writing skills in Arabic and English. We are delighted to be ......read more
Jan Polanc crosses finish line amongst first group at 100th Giro d’Italia
Monday, 22 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc came 11th after he successfully bridged the gap on the final straight of stage 15 and crossed the finish line as part of the first group of riders. Bob Jungels (Quick - Step Floors) took the sprint win in Bergamo to claim the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) keeps the General Classification lead.
Commenting on his finish, UAE Team Emirates’ Polanc said: “Today was difficult. The breakaway started at 20 km so the speed was high and most of the peloton was very tired. In the end my legs felt quite good and I managed to bridge the gap on the final straight and finish with the first group - the best riders at the ......read more
Vegard Stake Laengen is sixth overall at the inaugural edition of the Amgen Tour of California
United Arab Emirates. Sunday, 21 May 2017: The curtain was drawn on the seventh and final stage of Amgen Tour of California with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing sixth overall in the final General Classification. The stage was won by Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) while George Bennett (Team LottoNl - Jumbo) clinched the overall General Classification.
The Tour of California concluded Saturday 20 May, when cyclists departed the Mountain High ski resort, dropping into the Angeles National Forest and ending the 125 km ride in front of the convention center in Pasadena.
Stage Seven Results
Evan Huffman ( Rally ......read more
Little ones can experience a thrilling time with carnival games, and fun with water balloons and water guns
Dubai, UAE – May 21, 2017: With summer vacations getting closer, Splash ‘n’ Party is organizing their first ever, ‘End of School Carnival’ on the 21st May to get the tiny tots celebrating early.
With most of the actual schoolwork completed and classrooms buzzing with students excited about the summer vacation, the end of the school year often finds parents and teachers looking for ways to keep students engaged.
Priced at AED 100 per child, ‘End of School Carnival’ is a one-day event from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and will feature a slew of ‘splashtastic’ activities such as carnival games, fun with water guns and water balloons.
Anjili Samtani-Radia, ......read more
Turban Kings arrive in Dubai
Brother duo to perform together in Dubai for the first time
Daler Mehndi performing in Dubai after 8 years, singer to sing all his hit numbers from Bahubali 2, Dangal to the old favourites
Mika says Dubai is an amazing city and he does about 7 shows a year.
May 18th, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Get ready to groove as the brother duo and singing singhs are all set to perform live on Dubai stage for the first time tomorrow Friday, May 19th at Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. Dust your party shoes and put them on for an unforgettable, breathtaking and overwhelming ride with ‘mast kalandar’ Mika Singh and the king of Punjabi songs, Daler Mehndi.
Reminiscing his first performance in Dubai way back in 1992, Mika said now he does almost 7 shows a year in Dubai ......read more
Winners announced during prestigious ceremony at ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai
Top three winners received cash prizes and access to training and support
Dubai, UAE, May 18, 2017: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on Wednesday the top three winners of the 2nd cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition during the closing ceremony for the 5th ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai.
FriendyCar, a marketplace for borrowing and lending cars, claimed the first-place prize, while second place went to CorporateStack, a web-based solution for managing business operations. Nester, a parking rental marketplace that connects parking owners with people, placed third.
The winners were honoured by H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office, Mr. Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice President - Institutional ......read more
UAE Team Emirates secure two riders in top ten with Rui Costa second and Simone Petilli placing eighth in stage 11 of Giro d’Italia
Thursday, 18 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ World Champion Rui Costa clinched a podium position with teammate Simone Petilli in top ten after facing four tough ascents during the 11th stage that concluded Wednesday 17 May. Costa took an impressive second and Petilli eighth in the thrilling hilly stage from Firenze to Bagno di Romagna, behind Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) who came first while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) kept the Maglia Rosa.
Commenting on his finish, 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour Champion Rui Costa said: “It was important that we joined a breakaway today and I worked really hard to be able to achieve that. I tried my best to pursue the attack and win, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017: Global Residence and Citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award. The Award was established to pay tribute to individuals who work towards improving and supporting the global community, and whose actions have contributed to building a more peaceful and tolerant world.
Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen are open to the public. The selection process for the Global Citizen is confidential and the winner will be chosen by a seven-member Award Committee through a majority vote format. The Award Committee is comprised of the following members:
Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan
Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta
Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam, ......read more
Dubai, 16 May 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will run from 6-13 December, 2017 and submissions are now open for the Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market for Arab filmmaker’s part of the highly successful Dubai Film Market (DFM), the business counterpart of DIFF.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the DFC has enjoyed a decade of success discovering and presenting projects from emerging and established writers, directors and producers from the Arab world to industry professionals around the world. Having showcased more than 135 fiction and non-fiction film projects in development to regional and international industry decision makers of which 56 have been completed.
Since its inception in 2007 the DFC has witnessed a substantial improvement in the ......read more
Remarkable art pieces created in a unique collaboration between Emirati artists and artisans in Afghanistan will be on display at Dubai Festival City from 21 May to 16 June
Dubai, 14 May, 2017: In partnership with The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed (FBMI) initiative, Dubai Festival City is set to open a unique art exhibition within its main atrium, Festival Square. From 21 May to 16 June, FBMI will be showcasing the remarkable artwork of four prominent Emirati artists who took part in the ‘Artists for Change program, at Dubai Festival City.
The exhibit will unveil the largest yarn ball ever assembled in the region with a diameter of three metres. The ball of yarn is hand crafted out of 100% indigenous wool, hand-spun by female weavers and dyed with natural vegetable dyes in Afghanistan.
The exhibition will support ......read more
Region’s First-Ever Unlimited Play Membership at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works Centres in UAE
100 Days of play is now a big Deal!
Fun City launches a unique membership of 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99 !
Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2017: Fun City, UAE’s most popular entertainment brand has launched its first-ever Unlimited Play membership. This unbelievable feature allows any child who opts for this and becomes a Fun Member full access to all Play Zones and Fun and Learn areas at Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works stores across the UAE for just AED 99 – less than AED 1 per day for all day play.
This membership is a first of its kind for the entire entertainment industry in the GCC and breaks new ground in allowing unlimited access and enjoyment to little guests at the play areas. Children ......read more
Smart Idol – empowering & changing lives
Dubai, May 14th 2017: Dubai’s unsung heroes finally get the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers.
Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds.
A jury panel selects the top 15 talents, split between singing and dancing performances, who will then be trained and mentored by industry professionals to fine-tune their skills. Smart Idol winners and select finalists become part of SmartBand, which performs at corporate events.
“Smart Idol affords ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc is still ‘King of the Mountain’ while Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) wins sixth stage of Giro
Thursday, 11 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’, Slovenian rider Jan Polanc is still in the King of the Mountain jersey and fourth in Youth Classification with teammates Simone Petilli and Valerio Conti in fifth and sixth place respectively. The sixth stage wrapped up on Thursday, 11 May which was won by Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) following a breakaway.
Stage seven starts in Castrovillari and is 224 km and over the first 140 km, the route is essentially flat with just a short descent after the start. After cresting the Bosco delle Pianelle KOM summit the final part of the stage is more complicated as the route passes through several urban areas. The final ......read more
MGM Hospitality is one of the biggest casino companies in the world, and hearing that it will be developing and operating a 26-acre resort in Dubai is good news for the area. A place of extravagance and wealth, it is only fitting that the company would make a move into that area, but what of the gambling?
Well this is where it gets complicated, but not impossible. The rules of the UAE are that sports betting is legal, but casinos aren’t. What this will mean is if you are looking for any card games then you may have to play online poker instead. If you want to bet on the horse racing though, that is one thing that you will be able to do.
The news of the MGM development was announced after a presentation by MGM to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Dubai’s ruler. This ......read more
Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi.
Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest hits that have marked his star-studded career and endeared him to Russian music fans and won the Sochi-born rock and pop idol many awards. His rousing performance was just the right accompaniment to the gala setting and much to the appreciation of the many VIPs, music aficionados and connoisseurs of luxury that were invited especially for the gala gathering.
Held since 2004 the Russian Seasons in Dubai has been responsible for presenting ......read more
Egypt qualified four men and three women for Dubai World Series Finals
Line-ups led by men’s and women’s current World Champions
May 9 2017, DUBAI UAE: Egypt’s dominance of world squash continues with a seven-strong contingent of players heading to Dubai next month for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which will be played at the Dubai Opera from June 6-10.
Only the top eight ranked male and female players in the PSA Road to Dubai rankings have qualified to contest the prestigious season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, after the men completed six qualifying events, and the women five, during the 2016-2017 season.
Led by men’s world champion and world number one Karim Abdel Gawad, and women’s world champion and world number one Nour EL Sherbini, Egypt has qualified a remarkable ......read more
Dubai, 08 May 2017: Spearheading efforts to champion Arab cinema and promote the UAE as a leading film hub for the region, a UAE delegation will embark on a journey to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Comprising key industry players including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the delegation will be based at the UAE Pavilion at the festival, which takes place May 17-28, 2017.
This edition of the Cannes Film Festival marks its milestone 70th anniversary and is the 15th consecutive year that the UAE has had a presence at the prestigious event. Once again, the UAE pavilion at the festival is set to offer international audiences the perfect window into new and compelling stories coming out of the Arab world and ......read more
Dubai, UAE 9th May 2017. Speedo©, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has launched Swim Generation; a global initiative that aims to help contribute to the reduction of accidental drowning worldwide, striving towards a world where everyone everywhere has the right to be able to swim. In development by Speedo International since 2011, Swim Generation supports life-saving projects around the world and has enabled partner organisations to already reach over 600,000 people.
The 2014 Global Report on Drowning from the World Health Organisation highlights drowning as a global emergency. Shocking statistics demonstrate that drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death worldwide, with at least 372,000 people losing their lives to drowning every year. That’s a staggering average of 1,000 ......read more
Abu Dhabi Strengthens Commitment to Social Inclusion at Press Conference to Announce Details as Host for 2019 Special Olympics World Games, the World’s Largest Humanitarian and Sporting Event
24 January, Abu Dhabi, UAE: At a press conference today in Zayed Sports City, the Local Organizing Committee of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games welcomed government officials as ......read more
SLC’s specialised training schedule aims to increase women’s fitness and their involvement in sports
Sharjah, 24 January 2017: Whether preparing for your debut run or polishing yourself for victory at the upcoming edition of the Sharjah Ladies Run, this is a golden opportunity for ladies across the seven emirates from the age of 12 and above, to increase ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE- 24 January 2017: Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is offering all UAE-based mixed media artists the opportunity to participate in a new exhibition, in March at the Al Qattara Arts Centre in Al Ain.
The exhibition, entitled Collage, will showcase a selection of mixed media works, where essentially the artwork can be made of any combination of ......read more
Kelly Fergal tops Masters podium, Al Azhari wins the SWS Junior trophy
Dubai, UAE, 24 January 2017: After a night of tense kart racing at Dubai Kartdrome, Saeed Al Mehairi, Kelly Fergal and Keanu Al Azhari all emerged as the big winners at the SWS Sprint Races on Monday (23 January).
Saeed Al Mehairi, who secured second in qualifying and went on to bag two races in row, fought off ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017: Under the patronage of Consul General of India, Dubai (CGI), Skyline University College, Sharjah (SUC) launched the first Diplomat Cricket Championship Cup on January 20-21, 2017 at SUC Cricket Ground. The Consulate of Bangladesh stood as the first winner of the tournament where the won by 130 runs against the Consulate of Pakistan.
Other participating ......read more
India's popular art brand comes to Dubai
Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017: Anyahh Art Novelties, a well-known name in affordable art, announces the debut of its new retail store with the opening of AnYahh!!. Located on Al Wasl Road in Umm Suqeim 3, in the heart of Dubai, the store will feature paintings of upcoming and promising artists as well as art installations, merchandise and gift ......read more
TWO RUGBY GREATS ADD TO STELLAR ABU DHABI INVITATIONAL LINEUP
Abu Dhabi, January 22nd, 2017: Mike Tindall, a 2003 Rugby Union World Cup winner, and David Campese, winner in 1991, have joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity All-Stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational.
Tindall, 38, had an illustrious rugby career and was a stalwart in the England rugby team for over a ......read more
UAE Pavilion to highlight national and cultural identity
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority to promote the touristic and cultural role of heritage in UAE
Abu Dhabi, UAE. 22 January, 2017: The UAE is participating in the 31st Al Janadriyah Festival for Heritage & Culture to be held from February 1 to 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The UAE pavilion will be showcased by ......read more
Karting stars Babington and Al Dhaheri among nine victory podiums
Dubai, UAE, 22 January 2017: With 31 sponsor prizes on offer, 101 local and international drivers were enticed to contest the 2017 Dubai O Plate Karting Championship over the weekend (20-21 January) at Dubai Kartdrome.
Top karters battled it out over two days to determine O Plate champions in nine categories, including ......read more
Arabian Center was filled with euphoria and festivity as thousands of fans of superstar Shahrukh Khan waited patiently for him in the Night Court of Arabian Center on Saturday, January 21st 2017.
Fans of the megastar started to gather and camped at the mall from 8:30 am onwards to catch a glimpse of Shahrukh, and when he arrived the crowd was mesmerized by his charisma.
Participants in third edition of expedition come from Oman, USA, Egypt, France, UK and UAE
DUBAI, 22nd January 2017: A group of Emiratis and expatriates have begun their adventure in the desert of the UAE in the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), setting out from Nakhra area in Dubai on Saturday 21st ......read more
Extreme motor sporting contest at Sharjah’s Al Badayer Desert on 2nd & 3rd February
Sharjah, 21 January 2017: The Sharjah Sports Channel is organising a mega spectacular Desert Festival to give desert motorsport junkies across the UAE a fill of adrenalin pumping, dune bashing action at Sharjah’s Al Badayer Desert Camp on the E44 Hatta Road.
In what will ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 21 January 2017: In its efforts towards urging other countries to join the Falconry international file, and with the aim of promoting the international participation in the falconry inscription as global heritage, on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2017: Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa lead an Ethiopian clean-sweep at the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon today (Friday) as Kenenisa Bekele’s world record bid crashed in the opening few metres.
Tola took advantage after pre-race favourite Bekele fell to the ground at the start gun after being tripped in an incident described by the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017: When the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon takes to the city streets on Friday (January 20), more than 200,000 runners will have taken part in the annual IAAF Gold Label event since its debut in 2000.
It’s an indication of how far both the event and the city of Dubai has developed since the turn of the 21st century when just 249 athletes took part ......read more
Al Noor Training Centre and Bank of Sharjah invites corporates across the UAE to be part of the
CSR Football Tournament from 24th February, 2017 to 25th February, 2017.
Dubai, 18th January 2017, UAE: Al Noor Training Centre for persons with disabilities has teamed up with Bank of Sharjah to organize an exhilarating and action packed event this coming February. “Al NOOR ......read more
Special raw materials and tools used to reconstruct ancient models
DUBAI, 17th January 2017: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has been attracting hundreds of visitors from around the world for the third year since the opening of the 21st season of Global Village in Dubai.
Every evening, the Heritage Village comes alive in an exhibition of traditional Emirati ......read more
Telegram Messenger accessed by over 90% online Iranians weekly
Kantar TNS’ Connected Life Iran study provides insights on digital attitudes and behaviour of country’s 80 million population
Iran is a mobile centric market with 78% of online time spent on mobiles compared to 56% globally
Iranian consumers open to online brand presence: 95 percent of internet users do not use ......read more
ENGLAND’S LEADING WICKET TAKER TO BE JOINED BY TWO LEGENDS OF THE SPORT
Abu Dhabi, January 17th, 2017: James Anderson, English Cricket’s all-time highest international wicket-taker, has joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity all-stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational.
34-year old Anderson — who returned to England’s Test team for the recent tour ......read more
New strategy reinforces Sharjah’s unrivalled dedication to women in sport
Sharjah, 17 January, 2017: The Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) is being been held up as a shining example of the new strategy to promote women’s sports in the UAE in general and in Sharjah in particular. The foundation is also aiming to highlight the role of the nation’s sportswomen in a ......read more
Shah Rukh Khan to visit Arabian Center for the third time
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017: Shah Rukh Khan is back in Dubai and at Arabian Center! And this is his third visit to the most soughted mall by celebrities in the region. The superstar’s next film Raees hits the cinemas on January 25th 2017, and is grabbing all the eyeballs from the media and fans alike.
King Khan ......read more
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 08 January 2017: Matt Terry has been crowned X Factor winner 2016. The 23-year-old beat Sharon Osbourne's finalist, Finnish singer Saara Aalto, to clinch the title.
The waiter from Bromley fell over and shouted "oh my God" as the winner was announced by host Dermot O'Leary. Breaking down in tears, Matt said: "Thank you. Thank you ......read more
Ahmed Abdullah Aharsusi advances to the next round of competition
DUBAI, 8th January 2017: The fifth episode of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah saw the perfect score of 50 being achieved by a finalist for the first time this season, in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday 6th January night, as three more contestants began their quest for the ......read more
UAE-based rock band, The Boxtones, will open for pop icon on January 20th
Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2017: The first Red Bull Opening Act to perform in Dubai has now been announced. On January 20th, UAE-based rock-pop band The Boxtones will open for British music legend Sir Elton John at the Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, as part of his Wonderful Crazy Night world tour.
Red ......read more