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B4U Plus Ranked Top Asian Channel in The Middle East

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

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

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

Facebook Announcement: Ability to create or link Groups to Pages

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

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

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

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

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

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Standing

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

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

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

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

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

Etihad Museum Honours the Founding Fathers

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

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

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

Ulissi Snatches Second for UAE Team Emirates

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

Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Position in Stage 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UAE Team Emirates in Dordogne After First Rest Day

Peloton rides through Dordogne during stage ten after first rest day of the Tour de France   12 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:   After an exciting first part of Le Tour, stage ten began and ended in the Dordogne region of France, with the General Classification standings broadly the same as stage nine. UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes retained 11th place in the overall GC whilst second in the Youth Classification. The stage was won by a sprint to the line by Marcel Kittel (Quick – Step Floors) with Chris Froome (Team Sky) retaining the Yellow Jersey.     Following their first rest day UAE Team Emirates will now tackle the last of the flat stages before the peloton reaches Paris. Stage 11 is best suited for sprinters and those looking to gain seconds on rival contenders. The 203.5km flat ......read more

SWS Senior Cup Victory for Romaldo Labrooy at Dubai Kartdrome

Labrooy takes top senior spoils while Mohammed Ismail continues Masters winning ways Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2017:  The first Sodi World Series (SWS) race night took place at Dubai Kartdrome last night (10 July), with 25 competitors braving the warm UAE summer temperatures to battle for top honours. The consistency delivered on the track by Romaldo Labrooy paid off and saw him picking up the evening’s top honours with a win and second place, holding off Aron Demirovski in race one, and finishing second to Anjum Shaikh, only two seconds behind, in race two. Masters class winner Mohammed Ismail pulled a double heat win while combining it with the front runners in the senior’s category despite his kart weighing 10kg heavier. After a win and 6th place finish in the final round of the SWS Ramadan Challenge, a ......read more

ACT TOO opens enrollment for Summer Acting Programme 2017

Dubai, July 11, 2017:  If you’re looking for something a little cooler and adventurous this summer, come join the ACT TOO summer acting program at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC). Whether it’s to boost your communication skills or simply do something creative in a professional theatre setting, this two-week course welcomes adult students of all levels to discover the art of acting. In six two-hour action-packed sessions, topics covered include: Improvisation, Voice & Movement, Shakespeare for beginners, Character development, Scene study and Presentation style. PRE-REGISTER to reserve a spot: class size limited to 15. Location: DUCTAC Mall of the Emirates Level 2, Balcony Lounge Schedule: July 24th - August 5th,, 2017 Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays - 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Cost: AED ......read more

Lexus Short Film ‘Game' Wins the Bronze Lion in Cannes

Dubai, UAE – 11 July 2017: Lexus and The Weinstein Company have announced that Jeannie Donohoe’s film Game has won a Bronze Entertainment Lion for Cinema and Theatrical Fiction Film at Cannes Lions. Game, about a young athlete who defies the odds to pursue a sports passion, was one of four films released this year as part of Season 3 of the Lexus Short Films series.  Lexus Short Films aims to engage with film enthusiasts and audiences to develop and nurture a new generation of emerging filmmakers. Now in its fourth season, the series continues to exemplify Lexus and The Weinstein Company’s shared commitment to arts and innovation by recognizing and supporting up-and-coming talent. Submissions are now open for Season 4 until August 24th, 2017 at www.withoutabox.com/LSF.  “Being recognized with a ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Louis Meintjes 11th in GC After Dramatic Queen Stage

South African moves up to 11th place in the overall General Classification after a tough stage nine   Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017:  One of the toughest stages on this year’s Tour saw UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes moving up in the General Classification and Youth Classification to place 11th and second respectively. The stage was won by Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) while Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Yellow Jersey.     Speaking after the stage the South African UAE Team Emirates’ rider said: “Today was terrible but the team was great and they really helped me. However, at the end I didn’t have the legs to follow through on the last climb and I faltered for a bit, then I kept on fighting till the end. The way from the descent to the finish was very fast which made ......read more

Meintjes 12th As Tour Prepare For Gruelling Stage Nine

South African secures 12th place in stage eight as riders gear up for the biggest test on the Tour    9 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finished 12th on stage eight of the Tour, in what were challenging conditions for all riders. With temperatures again hitting 30 degrees and the most difficult test to come – tomorrow’s stage nine – General Classification (GC) contenders failed to make any headway in the race for the yellow jersey.    Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) was able to open up a considerable gap on the breakaway group, as the Frenchman crossed the line 37 seconds ahead of his nearest opponent. The results leave Meintjes in 13th place in the overall GC standings and 3rd in the Youth standings going into stage nine – set to be ......read more

DIFF365 Explores New York's Elite Gala Through “The First Monday in May”

Andrew Rossi's film gives the audience an inside look at the infamous Met Gala Dubai, 09 July 2017:  The independent cinema initiative, DIFF365@VOX powered by du has revealed the latest addition to its global line-up, Andrew Rossi’s non-fiction, “The First Monday in May”. After a peak into Egyptian cinema through “Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim”, the initiative travel halfway around the globe to urban hub New York City. Showcasing a unique collide of art,   fashion, commerce and celebrity, Rossi takes audiences behind the elite event in early May at  New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly referred to as the Met Gala. Known for his publishing prowess in his feature film “Page One: Inside the New York Times”, Rossi’s sharp gaze focuses on the 2015 edition of ......read more

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Winners of the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017 Honoured by Sharjah Ladies Club…

Five km and 10 km races saw participation of 1,500 runners from 54 countries Sharjah, February 25, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has honoured the winners of the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017, which took place at Sharjah University City. Characterised by fierce but friendly rivalry, the run saw the participation of about 1,500 female racers from 54 countries, with 66% Emiratis taking part. ......read more

Andy Murray to Face Malek Jaziri in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Opener…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  ATP World number one Andy Murray will face Tunisia's Malek Jaziri in an intriguing first round clash at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Murray will be seeking his first title in Dubai as he returns to court for the first time since the Australian Open. The reigning Olympic, Wimbledon and ......read more

Tennis Legends Warm Up on the Beach…

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  ATP world number one Andy Murray and seven time Dubai champion Roger Federer are back in Dubai for the 25th anniversary of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, and took some time out from serious practice for an impromptu match on the beach facing the iconic Burj Al Arab at the Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel today. Murray and Federer haven’t played ......read more

Sevastova the First Player to Reach Semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 23, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Anastasija Sevastova became the first player to advance to the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as she claimed a   6-4 7-5 win over Qiang Wang. After losing in the qualifying rounds in 2016 the Latvian is now just two matches away from claiming her first title since 2010. Wang, who is the first Chinese player to advance to ......read more

Bellis Stuns Radwanska to Reach Quarter-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  Teenager Catherine Bellis claimed a stunning 6-4 2-6 6-2 victory over fourth seed and former champion Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Another former champion, Caroline Wozniacki, fared better but struggled to overcome a spirited challenge from Kateryna Bondarenko 3-6 6-2 6-3. "Whew, ......read more

Wang ends Mladenovic Campaign at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 22, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Kristina Mladenovic was unable to build upon her Tuesday upset of second seed Karolina Pliskova as she was defeated 6-1 6-4 by Qiang Wang at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Eighth seed Elina Vesnina also failed to reach the quarter-finals as she was beaten 3-6 6-4 7-6(4) by Ana Konjuh in a two hour 31-minute battle. Both Wang and Mladenovic ......read more

GAC on the greens - World-Class Golfing Pro gives masterclass in Doha…

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  Young players from the Qatar Golf Association’s Junior National Team joined GAC customers and staff for an afternoon masterclass with world-class golfer Chris Wood recently. During the session held at Doha Golf Club, GAC-sponsored Chris Wood shared with the 14 keen players some of his sporting wisdom including how to improve their skills on the ......read more

PCFC seeks role model in global corporate communication and industry specialized media…

Khalil Saqer bin Gharib: Mohammed bin Rashid inspires us to achieve excellence in our industry specialized communication Dubai – 22 February 2017:  The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) has further reinforced efforts aiming to leverage corporate communication in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates at large to be on par with the world’s best standards and ......read more

The Equestrian World Races to Dubai World Trade Center This March…

The region’s most significant and influential equine event, Dubai International Horse Fair, will return for its 13th edition from March 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre The event is co-located with the 14th edition of the world-acclaimed Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  The 13th Dubai International Horse Fair, held alongside ......read more

Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Set February 26th ...…

22 February, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The final deadline to submit entries for Proud Expressions has been set for February 26, 2017. Proud Expressions is a unique joint initiative of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) that aims to pay symbolic and fitting tribute to the ......read more

Sharjah Press Club Study Stresses the Role of Positivity in Media Work…

SPC’s News Cinema Initiative Features as Many as 2,332 Visitors and Suggests Most People Would Like to Like to See Positive News Sharjah, February 22, 2017:  An analytical study conducted by the Sharjah Press Club (SPC) of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) suggests that most people prefer positive news stories that do not cause sadness, fear or horror but promote feeling of ......read more

YNM Dubai - 'The Noora' Dress for Colon Cancer…

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  Yasmin AL Mulla took inspiration from her mother’s success in battling Colon Cancer to launch a piece that would express her gratitude toward her journey. The designer witnessed the strength and courage it takes to fight against the disease through her mother’s struggle in battling cancer and healing process. In celebration of being cured after ......read more

Makarova Stuns Cibulkova at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 21, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Ekaterina Makarova pulled off the biggest upset so far at this year's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by stunning third seed and WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 4-6 6-2. There were ominous signs perhaps for Cibulkova after she saw the draw and who her first opponent would be, as she had only recently fallen to Makarova at the ......read more

Star Hunt 2017 Winners Announced At The Grand Finale Show…

Winners of Dubai Outlet Mall’s Star Hunt 2017 contest were revealed during a glitzy event, judged by industry experts. Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Star Hunt 2017, an annual event organized by Dubai Outlet Mall, ended on a celebratory note. The 6th edition of this glamorous event that aims to showcase fresh local talent, received much appreciation from the industry as thirty ......read more

Olympic Gold Medalist Puig Reaches Second Round at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 20, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig overcame a sore back as well as her opponent to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 4-6 6-4. The result left Shvedova still seeking her first win of 2017. "Especially in the first round I think it's good to have a match that pushes you a little ......read more

Dubai Culture Hosts ‘Britain Takes Shape' to Support the 2017 UK- UAE Year of Creative Collaboration…

The Authority to host the British Contemporary Design Exhibition at Design Days Dubai, a Key Event of Dubai Art Season 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2017:  In support of the UK-UAE Year of Creative Collaboration, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, announced that it is hosting an ......read more

Swiss International Scientific School Team 1 Wins ESKC Junior Round Two…

Nineteen student teams compete at Dubai Kartdrome Dubai, UAE, 20 February 2017:  Swiss International Scientific School (SISS) Team 1, with brothers Keanu Al Azhari and Adam Al Azhari, dominated Round Two of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) Junior category at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (19 February), with JT Racing topping the Nomad Class. In the first of four ......read more

J.P. Morgan Kids' Day…

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Over 500 school children from all over the UAE joined in the fun at the second J.P. Morgan Kids’ Day for the week, which took place this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The kids were taught some new skills during the two hour session which was led by coaches from the Clark Francis Tennis Academy. Joining them on their morning ......read more

The du UAE FA's Academy League Plays Host to a fantastic Line up of Matches in Week 4…

Dr. Khalid Abdullah: “The national League is challenging both clubs and private academies to raise their game by testing their play with every match” 20 February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the week, E-Sports and PSG faced off in a very intense game with PSG opening the score line with a strong free kick from Thomas Rousse in the 30th ......read more

OMEGA Starts the Clock: Celebrating the One Year Countdown to Pyeonchang 2018…

Pinpointing a precise moment to start the one year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, OMEGA turned a second into a celebration at a special VIP ceremony in Seoul. Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Sports fans around the world still have 12 months to wait for the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, but for OMEGA, the timekeeping has already begun. The Swiss brand ......read more

Sharjah to Host Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017…

Major publishing industry event takes place at Flag Island on February 27-28 Sharjah, 20 February 2017:  Sharjah is gearing up to host the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017, a major publishing industry event that is taking place at the emirate’s Flag Island on February 27-28. Organised by the Emirates Publishers Association in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual ......read more

New Lamborghini Series Featured Alongside National Racing at Dubai Autodrome…

Eight races contested during NRD Power Weekend Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle ......read more

Double the Fun at UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women's Open Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Two of the most popular sports in the UAE joined forces over the weekend to celebrate UAE National Sports Day with the UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women’s Open Championships, which was conducted at Dubai Design District on 16 and 17 February.  Organized by UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Association’s Chairwoman of the Women’s ......read more

IndiaCast announces auditions for the COLORS CricQuiz 2017 – most definitive cricket quizzing ...…

More than 500 Cricket Fans from the Middle East are expected to audition on the 25th February for the 4th season of COLORS Cricquiz across the Middle East UAE, 19th February 2016:  Indiacast is bringing back COLORS CricQuiz to the TV screens for the fourth consecutive year. COLORS CricQuiz is considered as the most definitive cricket quizzing championship on television in the region. The ......read more

Mothers Played Key Roles in Shaping Careers of Directors Sharing Screen at Unique Women's Film ...…

Friend’s life-turning event inspired work by Emirati Alawadi showing at WOW Film Fair Middle East  Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Returning to Dubai cinema screens for a fourth edition next month, the unique film festival which champions the role of women in the movie industry brings together a trio of directors who credit their mothers for playing a key part in shaping their ......read more

Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi first to book spot in Final of AED 1 million Fazza Championship for ...…

Matar Al Habsi achieves perfect score of 50 in semifinals showing off his skill with two Yuollah weapons DUBAI, 18th Febuary 2017:  Hamdan Mohammed bin Musleh Al Ahbabi (number 3) became the first Yuweel artiste to book his place in the final of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah during the 10th episode of the event in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday ......read more

Kerber Faces Tough Challenge at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  Angelique Kerber faces a tough challenge as she bids to recapture her number one ranking at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week. The German claimed the top spot late last season from Serena Williams, but slipped back to number two following the Australian Open. A title this week would see her return to the top, but she faces some formidable ......read more

Sharjah Ladies Run to Award Prizes Worth More Than AED 100,000…

Cash prizes, free memberships and gift vouchers Sharjah, 18 February, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that more than AED 100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24. First, second and third places in the 5km and 10km races, will receive cash prizes worth AED 28,000 from the club, one year memberships at ......read more

Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla and VIP guests attend Opening Ceremony of the 2017 FIDE Sharjah ...…

18 February 2017, Sharjah:  Under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the eagerly anticipated FIDE 2017 Sharjah Grand Prix opening ceremony took place last night at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, Chairman of the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club welcomed VIP ......read more

Dr. Ahmad Saad Al Sharif, KHDA headlines Innoventures Education Athletics Championship as Chief ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 February 2017:  Innoventures Education recently held their annual Athletics Championship on 12th February at Dubai Sports City.  The championship was attended by nearly 600 students from across the Innoventures Education schools Dubai International Academy (DIA), Collegiate American School (CAS), Raffles World Academy (RWA), and Raffles ......read more

AkzoNobel calls bright young minds in MENA to join the ‘Imagine Chemistry' challenge…

A global initiative that aims to leverage the knowledge of chemistry to solve real-world challenges  Supports the vision of the UAE and regional governments to promote a culture of localised innovation  Open to all start-ups, students, research groups and career scientists  Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  AkzoNobel, the world leader in performance coatings ......read more

Rising Star Svitolina Sets Sights on Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title…

February 18, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Elina Svitolina is thrilled to be back at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and will go into her matches full of confidence after a spectacular year in which she claimed victories over world number ones Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber that have left her knocking on the door of the top 10. She enjoyed many other triumphs too, and one of ......read more

10th edition of Saluki Championships to kick-off with 10 qualifying rounds in Amateurs category…

Top three fastest qualifiers in each round to advance to the final round DUBAI, 18th February 2017:  The 10th edition of the Saluki Championship organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will kick-off on Saturday 18th February in Al Marmoum area of Dubai commencing at 1.00pm.  The tournament will see some changes in the qualifying format for the first time in the ......read more

Women's Week Promises World Class Tennis…

February 16, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  With just days to go until the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships extravaganza gets underway, organisers are making sure everything is in place for two weeks of some of the best tennis action in the world on court and an exciting entertainment program in the Tennis Village. With tickets still available the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium will ......read more

The 16th Eurocom Worldwide Conference takes off in the Middle Eastern metropole Dubai (UAE) on 17 ...…

Agency leaders from five continents will share best practices to lead clients on the digital journey in the era of content marketing Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  Eurocom Worldwide, one of the largest independent PR networks, has chosen the global city of Dubai, UAE, as the location for its 16th Annual Member Conference. On 17 March 2017 agency leaders from across Europe, the US and ......read more

LOEWE Announces Finalists for Craft Prize…

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  LOEWE is pleased to announce the names of the 26 participants that have been selected by a panel of experts for the 2017 edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize. The finalists are (in alphabetical order, with nationality): Adi Toch, Israel Anne Low, Canada Artesanías Panikua, Mexico Bae Sejin, Republic of Korea Brendan Lee Satish Tang, ......read more

Nearly 50 per cent of all tennis players suffer from tennis elbow at some point in their career…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 14th February, 2017:  Dubai is gearing up to host some of the world’s most elite tennis players for an upcoming tournament. The action-packed event is fact paced and exciting as both top seeded male and female players volley and smash their way to victory, winning a prestigious trophy and prize money. However the road to Grand Slam glory and a ......read more

F3 falconer Rashid Bin Mijrin ‘Stars' in ‘Al Noukhba' Super Finals of ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'…

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan’s falcon ‘Ghaith’ honoured for winning the Hurr Wahish Farkh Tilwah final DUBAI, 14th February 2017:  Khalifa Bin Mijrin-led F3-K team underlined their supremacy by winning the Sheikhs category in the 'Noukba' (Elite) Super Finals of the ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ Championship for Falconry organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage ......read more

Sheikh Sultan's Move to Form New Media Council Will Bolster the Critical Sector…

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Hails Hh Sharjah Ruler’s Decision as a Bold Step to Accelerate Media Industry’s Growth in Emirate Sharjah Government Media Bureau, February 14, 2017:  HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi has welcomed the decision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, announcing the formation of ......read more

Neumann Launches its First Monitor with Digital Signal Processing…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– 14 February, 2017– Neumann.Berlin today launched the KH 80 DSP, its first studio monitor with digital signal processing, which has been designed as an ideal monitor solution for recording, mixing and mastering in project, music, broadcasting and post-production studios. “Our DSP engine is an in-house development that primarily takes a formerly ......read more

MRM Team and Hamdan Saeed Jaber grab honours in RC Airplane Finals in ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal' Championship ...…

Falcons named ‘Rare’ and ‘66’ clock fastest times in chilly and windy conditions DUBAI, 13th February 2017:  MRM team and Hamdan Saeed Jaber (the falconer’s name is Khalfan Butti Al Qubaisi) emerged champions in the RC Airplane finals in the Sheikhs and General Public category respectively in the fifth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the ......read more

beIN expands customer services support…

United Arab Emirates, February 13, 2017 - beIN, a global leader in TV production, distribution and media rights acquisition, has revealed its move to expand its customer support services with a new localized contact number for its customers in the UAE. With the new local number, customers can now call 8005522 and directly speak with a beIN customer service representative—obtaining essential ......read more

Kuznetsova Sets Her Sights on Finally Claiming the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Trophy…

February 13, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  After three finals appearances over thirteen years, tour veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova has set her sights on finally laying claim to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy. The 31 year old Russian has fallen just short on three occasions, finishing as runner-up to Justine Henin in 2004, Elena Dementieva in 2008 and Caroline Wozniacki in 2011. ......read more

Tomorrow's marketing leaders challenged at Middlesex University Dubai's Top Marketing Consultants ...…

Competition challenged third year Business students to apply classroom marketing fundamentals to real-life situations Winners were presented with one year affiliate membership with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Dubai, UAE, 13 February 2017:  Tomorrow’s marketing leaders were given the opportunity to apply their classroom skills and knowledge to real world situations ......read more

Dubai Culture Hosts a Series of Stamp Design Workshops for Children and Families…

Workshops to take place on the side-lines of the UAE Postal History Exhibition, hosted by Etihad Museum  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, recently announced that it will host a series of three postal stamp design workshops for children aged 5-15 ......read more

Al Noor - Samsung Hope For Children Family Fun Fair: A Fun Packed Weekend For The Family…

Al Noor Training Centre and Samsung Gulf Electronics invites each one of you across the UAE to be part of the Al Noor - Samsung Hope for children Family Fun Fair 2017. Dubai, 12th February 2017, UAE:  Al Noor - Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair 2017 will be the perfect place to spend time with family and enjoy the lovely weather along with lots of exciting activities. It will be ......read more

Round One Victory for Batelco Racing Drag965 at Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship…

Team Emirates tops Corporate Class and Dubai Falcon Racing Team best in Nations Cup Dubai, UAE, 12 February 2017:  After twelve hours and 555 laps of endurance kart racing Batelco Racing Drag965 claimed victory at midnight on Saturday (11 February), winning Round One of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship.  The Emirati squad of Dubai Falcon Racing Team took top honours in the ......read more

60 falconers to ‘Al Noukhba' Super Finals of ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'…

F3 falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin wins five out of eight Tilwah finals DUBAI, 12th February 2017:  Sixty falcons will vie for the 'Noukba' (Elite) title in the Super Finals which will be held on Monday, February 13, after winning the first three places in the finals of the 20 Tilwah events in the ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ Championship for Falconry organized by the Hamdan Bin ......read more

Majestic win for Sheikh Hamdan's falcon ‘Ghaith' in ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal' Championship for Falconry ...…

His Highness’ participation for the second time has taken the championship to a different level: Suad Ibrahim Darwish DUBAI, 11th February 2017:  The falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, ‘Ghaith’, kicked off the finals of the ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ Championship for Falconry, organized by the ......read more

Sharjah Biennial 13: Opening Week Programme Release…

Tamawuj March Meeting  March 10–14, 2017  Sharjah Art Foundation  Sharjah UAE  Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) is pleased to announce the opening week programme and full list of participating artists for Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj. Friday, March 10 10:30am Desiring Institutions Panel discussion with Binna Choi, Ala Younis and Maha Maamoun, moderated by ......read more

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