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Leading Bahraini Artist Rayyah Fathalla Appointed Director of Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 September, 2017:   Bloom Education, the specialist education division of Bloom Holding, announced that its contemporary cultural institution dedicated to promoting and imparting knowledge on the Arabic language, culture and arts, is set to open its doors in the 2018/2019 academic year, in conjunction with the opening of Bloom Education’s Dubai school campuses.  Bloom announced the appointment of Rayyah Fathalla, a prominent Bahraini jeweler and artist as the director of the Centre that will offer its facilities to the pupils of both Brighton College and Dwight School as well as to members of the community including artists and designers.  With over 14 years of experience in the arts and education sectors, including a regional position at the British Council in Education and Arts, Rayyah’s ......read more

Dubai Culture Takes ‘Dubai Next' to London Design Festival

6th edition of ‘Dubai Next’ to be held in London from 18-20th September as part of the London Design Festival programme ‘Dubai Next’ 6th edition marks the final of series of extensive programme held in support of the  2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration   Programme features the launch of a new ‘Islamic Art Economy’ book by Dubai culture, as well as workshops, talks and networking events with UK-based cultural figures Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that the sixth edition of ‘Dubai Next’ will take place in London in support of the 2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration - led by the British Council and as ......read more

UAE Team Emirates La Vuelta Wrap-Up

After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta  provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.   The Vuelta a España was the final showdown of the season and is the youngest of the three Grand Tours starting in 1935, the Giro d’Italia began in 1909 whilst the Tour de France was established in 1903. 

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How Butch can you get?

How Butch can you get? “Dad, I want to join my friends at golf class!” It’s not the usual request you hear from a child of 10 in this day and age. Most of time you’d expect the majority of them to be fixated on some digital screen or another engaging in whatever fantastical concoctions the wizards of the Cyber-world had presented. And let’s be honest, I’m no Tiger Woods either, so I didn’t really set a good example. The last time I tried my hand at the game involved getting the ball past the big red windmill to where the hole actually was. Before I got my son into a course, I needed to find out for myself what was going on, so off to the Butch Harmon School of Golf we went. Straight through the doors of this institution you walk, and you get a feeling that this is a home of champions. ......read more

DIFF Presents Two Outstanding Films for Golden Globe Consideration

Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’   Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced they will present Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’ to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in Los Angeles for consideration for Best Foreign Film at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.    The event hosted on 21st September, 2017 in Los Angeles will see Vatche Boulghourjian present his magnificent and captivating Lebanese drama ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s present his challenging and highly entertaining Egyptian feature ‘Mawlana’ to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ......read more

Sharjah Art Foundation Announces Details of Sharjah Biennial 13 Act II in Beirut, Including the Off-Site Project Upon a Shifting Plate

Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (SB13) to conclude in Beirut with Act II and fourth off-site project 14 – 22 October 2017 Ashkal Alwan Sursock Museum Beirut Art Center Running from 14 to 22 October 2017, the Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) concluding programme in Beirut, organised with Ashkal Alwan, includes SB13 Act II and the off¬-site project, Upon a Shifting Plate. The opening week programme features exhibitions, panels, music performances, theatre and dance productions as well as film screenings. Additionally, new SB13 commissioned works, together with a compilation of the publications produced throughout the Biennial in Sharjah, Istanbul, Dakar and Ramallah, will be released.  Act II will launch two exhibitions in Beirut, curated by Hicham Khalidi and Reem Fadda at the Beirut Art Center and the Sursock Museum, ......read more

Cate Blanchett to Head IWC Filmmakers Jury at DIFF 2017

THE OSCAR WINNER AND IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR WILL RETURN TO DIFF FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE AWARD THAT CELEBRATES ASPIRING GULF FILMMAKERS. SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE USD 100,000 PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress and IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Cate Blanchett as head of the IWC Filmmakers Jury for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The renowned award gives cinematic talent from the region the chance to bring their projects to the silver screen. It will be presented during DIFF, which takes place from 6 to 13 December 2017. Marking her third appearance on the DIFF red carpet, Cate Blanchett joins the jury panel that will select a winning project from ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Reflect on Successful First Vuelta a España

Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta  provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.   Stand-out performer for the team was Matej Mohoric - the Slovenian rider produced some exceptional displays that saw him to a famous win on stage seven and a top five finish on stage five.    Also in fine form in Spain ......read more

Fifth Edition of Sharjah International Children's Film Festival Appoints World-class Jury Lineup

International film innovators, award winners, creative and technical experts Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017:  The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best Short GCC Film, Best Student Film, Best International Short Film, Best Animation Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Feature Film and Best Child-Made Film. The judging panel comprises a host of Arab and foreign artists, directors and journalists, as well as experts on all types of arts from inside and outside the UAE. The jurors are characterised by having a diverse expertise, which will enhance the process of evaluating the nominations. The ......read more

Traditional Media Trumps Threat of Fake News According to Annual Ogilvy Media Influence Survey

Higher Standards for Authenticity Challenge Media Outlets and Brands Today to Reinvent Storytelling    DUBAI, UAE, September 9, 2017:  Results released today from part two of Ogilvy Media Influence’s annual global survey of more than 250 reporters and producers found that the rise in reports of “fake news” has elevated trust in traditional media, contrary to prevailing sentiment that the recent deluge of misinformation has eroded trust in legacy media sources. The survey found that journalists worldwide agree that better reporting – such as comprehensive fact-checking and citing credible sources – is necessary to combat fake news. The results, which identify social media as a key catalyst of the fake news phenomenon, further illuminate the findings of the first half of the Ogilvy Media ......read more

The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Marks the Start of the Cycling Season

09, September, 2017 DUBAI UAE:  The cycling season is now well under way as the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge launched with its first Build-Up Ride. Over 400 cyclists took on the 32.5km challenge at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One Cycling and Running Track, the official venue partner for this event as they prepare for the big 92km event taking place on Friday 15th December at the Dubai Autodrome.  Coming in first place for the men was Almir Mujic with a time of 48:18, he was closely followed by Matthew Anthony, just 4 seconds behind with 48:22, and in third place was Cedric Domont with a time of 48:24. Maria Leei Suan came first in the women’s challenge with a time of 50:39, followed by Carla Leonor in 50:41 and in third place was Shirley Leach in 55:01.  Following the challenge, the ......read more

Rui Costa Fourth in Thrilling Sprint Finish on Vuelta Stage 19

Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  A dramatic last few hundred meters on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España saw UAE Team Emirates’ Portuguese rider Rui Costa cross the finishing line in fourth place in a restricted sprint. Rui Costa and his teammate Mohoric, himself already a stage winner at this year's race, produced an attacking display of undeniable class as they formed part of the long breakaway for the day consisting of 26 riders.    The stage victory eventually went to Thomas De Gendt (Belgium) of Lotto Soudal, whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Red Jersey. UAE Team Emirates’ South African General Classification (GC) specialist, Louis Meintjes, maintained his 14th position in the overall standings.   Commenting on his top five finish, former World Champion Rui Costa ......read more

Reality-TV Show ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen' Ends on A Successful Note

13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U UAE– September 7, 2017:  As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week mini-series ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women entrepreneurs.    UAE ranks 19 on the Global Entrepreneurial Index among 137 countries. According to statistics, close to 10% of start-up founders are women. To foster womenpreneurship, the show featured a 30-minute episode in conversation with women entrepreneurs, where they shared their stories of struggle and offered advice to women on how to have a work-life balance, while simultaneously preparing their own family favourite recipes.  The show received a positive response ......read more

Louvre Abu Dhabi to welcome visitors from November

Abu Dhabi, 6 September 2017:  Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures.  The opening celebrations will include a wide range of public programmes, including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists. Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel has designed a museum city (Arab medina) under a vast silvery dome. Visitors can walk through the promenades overlooking the sea beneath the museum’s 180-metre dome, comprised of almost 8,000 unique metal stars set in a complex geometric pattern. ......read more

Revealed: The Record-Breaking Stars of Guinness World Records 2018

OUT 7 SEPTEMBER 2017 – SEE MORE AT #GWR2018   AMONGST MANY, SOME OF THE MIDDLE EAST RECORD-BREAKERS REVEALED TODAY ARE: Most mechanical energy produced by Pedalling on Static Bicycle in one hour:  Largest Stencil: Largest tyre-mark image: Most world music awards for best-selling Middle East artist: Most full-body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute: Largest human image of an airplane: Largest carpet of flowers: Largest flower arrangement / structure: Largest standing lantern: Most Table-Tennis ball bounces on a racket in one minute: Terms of use: must credit “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2018 IS OUT NOW” Dubai, UAE – 6 September 2017:  Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, today releases GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2018, ......read more

Meintjes Successfully Defends GC Standing on Stage 16

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes successfully defended his 14th position in the General Classification (GC) standings during today’s Stage 16 of the Vuelta a España. The South African placed 38th in today’s Individual Time Trial (ITT), with the stage victory going to Chris Froome (Team Sky). Froome also defended his lead in the overall GC standings, retaining the leader’s red jersey.    Stage 17 sees riders travel from the Spanish town of Villadiego to a summit finish atop the Alto de los Machucos – the climb making its first ever appearance at the Vuelta. This stage could be the ultimate test of strength, stamina and reserve, as the 180.5km route consists of irregular terrain where riders will cover roads with a total height difference of 3,000m. ......read more

Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Dual Canadian Races

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates head to Canada with a line-up of eight riders to take part in Canada’s only two UCI WorldTour races. The team, led by Italian rider Diego Ulissi, starts with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on Friday 8 September before heading south west to race at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on Sunday 10 September.    Accompanying UAE Team Emirates’ Ulissi on both races are; Valerio Conti, Kristijan Durasek, Vegard Stake Laengen, Marco Marcato, Simone Petilli, Edward Ravasi and Ben Swift.    Commenting on the races and line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director Marco Marzano said: “Ulissi will lead the team at the Canadian races, given his familiartiy with the two routes. With support from the team, Ulissi will focus on taking ......read more

Flip Out Makes Going Back To School Even More Flippin' Fun

Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017:  Kids across the UAE have never been more excited to go back to school thanks to Flip Out Dubai’s brand new initiative, where bouncing enthusiasts can enjoy three hours of flippin' fun and a regular Slushee drink for just AED 100 per person. Children can take a well earned break and have fun, taking over the giant indoor trampoline universe jumping high and landing safe. Imagine more than 200 interconnected trampolines and over 4,000 square meters of circus grade padding combined with air bags, obstacles and awesome activities, including mini foam pits, volleyball, dodgeball, football and the region’s first ever archery tag facility. With an hour’s bouncing normally costing from AED 80 per person per hour, this is an unmissable offer for parents and children in Dubai. The ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission announce Facebook as strategic partner for VIDXB 2017 Debut Event

Dubai-UAE: 5 September, 2017:  VIDXB, the MENA region’s first ever annual gathering celebrating the world of online content creation, has announced Facebook as a strategic partner. Facebook will play an integral role in the two-day event that is set to take place from 8th to 9th December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will offer a curated program for fans, creators, and industry professionals alike. Facebook’s role as strategic partner will support VIDXB by facilitating the attendance and participation of regional and international creators with strong regional engagement and fan base. Over and above, fans can expect interactive and impactful on-the-ground experiences and meet and greets with regional and international online celebrities, while creators can network, relax and learn about both Facebook and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Achieve Top Results at European Races

Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017:  Eight riders from UAE Team Emirates were in action over the past two days, taking part in two consecutive back-to-back one day races.    The team started with The Brussels Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September, where Slovenian rider Marko Kump came in second place following a sprint finish, making it onto the podium that saw Arnaud Démare (FDJ) win the race and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) come in third.   The team then travelled to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September, where Italian Simone Consonni finished fifth. The race was won by Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis Solutions Crédits) following a bunch sprint. The result was Consonni’s fourth top five finish of 2017.   Commenting on the race, UAE Team ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Celebrates Community-Driven Initiatives During Eid

Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 4, 2017:  As part of its ongoing collaboration with the local community, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has teamed up with Hamad Center for Special Needs and New Fairytales and Fables Initiative during Eid Al-Adha. Children from Hamad Center for Special Needs were asked to create stories around Eid and its meaning, which are now being displayed at the Park. The Park also teamed up with the New Fairytales and Fables initiative - an annual Emirati writing competition for schools that builds and promotes cultural literacy. Some of its most compelling UAE characters were brought to the park and introduced to guests through a unique storytelling maze. Eid celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi also include several Emirati inspired activities which will continue until September 9.

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Facebook launches Safety Resources for MENA Journalists

Facebook Safety for Journalists Guide now available in Arabic September 4th, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  As part of the Facebook Journalism Project‘s goal to provide training and tools for journalists, Facebook launched Facebook Safety for Journalists.  Working in consultation with the European Journalism Centre, the Committee to Protect Journalists, ConnectSafely, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Facebook created resources designed specifically for journalists to help them protect their accounts and themselves on the platform. A dedicated page to the Facebook for Journalists website has also been introduced, to provide information for journalists on topics relating to online safety, such as how to turn on two-factor authentication, manage privacy settings, moderate ......read more

Get Into the Swing of Things at Dubai Sports City's Annual Open Day

The FREE Open Day will take place at Dubai Sports City on 9thSeptember 2017 Following the Open Day open trials will be held for the ICC Academy’s brand new scholarship programme  Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2017:  Dubai residents are in for a family-fun, sporting spectacular as Dubai Sports City opens its doors to the public in order to showcase the very best of its sporting activities on offer to the community.   The Dubai Sports City 2017 Open Day will be held at The Dome and ICC Academy, which is located inside Dubai Sports City’s Sports Village and will take place this Saturday, 9thSeptember between 09:00am and 12:30pm.    Those attending will have the chance to try their hand at a wide array of coaching programmes, sports and entertainment activities – all located within ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to Tackle Back to Back Races

Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017:  The first week of September sees an action packed couple of days with eight riders from UAE Team Emirates taking part in two consecutive back to back one day races. The team starts with the Bruxelles Cycling Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September before heading to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September.    Taking part in both races are UAE Team Emirates’ riders: Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Andrea Guardini, Marko kump, Seid Lizde, Vegard Stake Laengen and Oliviero Troia.   Commenting on the races and line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director Righi said: “The Bruxelles Cycling Classic is a good opportunity for sprinters, while the Grand Prix de Fourmies features a route ......read more

Beginning of a new season with BETADINE® Youth Football Development Programme in Abu Dhabi

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2017:  Mundipharma, a leading healthcare organization, whose BETADINE® range is the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner’ of English Premier League giants Manchester City will co-host a highly anticipated two-day youth football camp taking place in Abu Dhabi on 6th & 7th September 2017. One hundred children will have the opportunity to be trained by City Football Schools coaches as well as a renowned former City player, Paul Dickov, with the programmes focusing on football techniques and tricks in addition to tips on how to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Young players will be mentored by the coaches in functional fitness and nutrition to help them on journey to achieve their dreams. Paul Dickov, said: “I’m thrilled to be travelling to Abu Dhabi to take part in ......read more

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Three Days of De Panne: UAE Team Emirates' Consonni, Modolo & Marcato Finish in Top 15…

Sacha Modolo clinches podium win in stage 3 at the Three Days of De Panne as Yousif Mirza successfully defends title at the Gulf Cooperation Council Games Sunday, 02 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: Italian rider Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates, secured a podium place at stage 3a of Three Days of De Panne (De Panne-De Panne, 118.5 km) finishing in third place. The Italian rider has previously ......read more

80% of Professionals in the Middle East Find It Easier to Communicate with Employers via Online Job ...…

91% of respondents prefer a job where they can communicate freely and frequently, according to Bayt.com ’Communication at Work in the Middle East’ poll Dubai, UAE, 2 April 2017: A new poll by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s #1 job site, entitled ‘Communication at Work in the Middle East,’ revealed that almost all respondents (91.4%) from the Middle East prefer having ......read more

Dubai Culture to Attend Milan Design Week 2017 and Gain Worldwide Insights…

Two UAE-based designers will join Dubai Culture to gain insights into the worldwide design sector and bring home new ideas to develop Dubai’s own design scene The Authority’s participation is aligned with the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a city of happy, creative and empowered people Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 April 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) welcomed different nationalities at the 4th ICBM: Fin-Tech Driven ...…

Sharjah, UAE, April 1, 2017:  In line with the National Agenda, the government of UAE aims to transform the country as one of the best in promoting competitive knowledge economy. Hence, the International Conference Committee of Skyline University College has organized the 4th International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM) with the theme: “Fin-Tech Driven Age” on March ......read more

Boxpark Becomes Home to Urban Art…

Dubai based street artists Fats, Myneandyours and Sya One to leave their mark on the Boxpark as Dubai Walls expands its footprint in a new Meraas destination Dubai, April 1, 2017:  Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, welcomes three renowned local artists as part of Dubai Walls, the ground-breaking initiative that brings life into Dubai’s street art scene, as part of its ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Eleventh Session Winners Announced…

Abbas Beydoun’s “Khareef al Bara’a” wins Literature Award Dr Ali Bin Tamim: “Winning titles address current pressing issues.” Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the names of the winners of its eleventh session (2016 - 2017) in the categories of ‘Literature’, ‘Contribution to the Development ......read more

9th Annual Wooden Bridge Competition…

Organized by the American University in Dubai in its Second Regional Year Dubai, March 29, 2017:  The Department of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai (AUD) in partnership with AUD’s ASCE Student Chapter held the 9th Annual Wooden Bridge Competition, which saw Sultan Qaboos University’s team take home the first and second place ......read more

15 Not to Miss Experiences before the End of Global Village's 21st Season…

Dubai, 29th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region's leading multicultural festival park, offers its guests fantastic cultural experiences ranging from tasty food, extravagant shops and unique entertainment. The UAE's No.1 outdoor entertainment hot-spot's 21st season is coming to an end on the 8th of April, 2017 and this is the perfect time to experience it for ......read more

UAE's Top Talent for 2016/2017 Season Selected to Join the du LaLiga High Performance Centre…

Top Talents include U14 age group for the first time Top Talent from each category will play competitive games against LaLiga’s finest youth teams in Spain with a potential to be scouted by top LaLiga clubs Dubai, UAE – 28 March 2017:  Following an all-day trial conducted this weekend, the UAE’s top talents for the 2016/2017 were selected this weekend, earn a ......read more

Gent-Wevelgem: UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo Finishes 10th at the ‘Sprinter's Classic'…

Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) takes first place ahead of UAE Team Emirates’ rider Modolo Monday, 27 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UCI World Tour team UAE Team Emirates’, finished in top 10 at the Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, 26th March which was won by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team). After finishing 26th earlier in the week at E3 Harelbeke, Modolo reflected on his ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission announces VIDXB 2017…

Major event will celebrate the world of online video by bringing together fans, creators, and industry professionals, and launch a year-round program to nurture local talent  Dubai-UAE: 27 March, 2017:  The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) today announced VIDXB, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s first annual gathering celebrating the world of online video. The ......read more

American Hospital Dubai hosts public awareness campaign to promote the use of infant car seats…

UAE, March 27, 2017- American Hospital Dubai recently conducted a public awareness campaign to highlight the importance of infant car seats in support of the initiative launched by the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Public Health and Safety Department to promote the use of rear-facing child safety seats for new-born babies being discharged from hospital. Officials from DHA participated in ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo Returns to Three Days of De Panne…

In-form Modolo looks to improve on 2014 result ahead of Tour of Flanders 27 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, will line-up at the 40th edition of Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday, 28th March with Italian rider, Sacha Modolo, who won two stages of the race in 2014. This year Modolo is aiming to better his previous performances and clinch his first ......read more

Total and BWF Extend Partnership Until 2021…

Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2017:  Following the completion of a landmark three-year partnership, Total and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently announced a three-year extension of the partnership until 2021.  Through the extended partnership, brokered by Infront Sports & Media, Total will continue as the Title Sponsor and the Official Energy Partner for all BWF Major Events ......read more

Region's first-ever ‘Signage Design' competition for creative design professionals launched by LG…

Total cash prize of US $100,000 offered for best ‘techorater’ across four design categories Dubai, UAE: 26 March 2017:  LG Electronics today announced the launch of the first-ever LG Signage Design competition for innovative professional designers and architects across the region to push the boundaries of artistic designs within new and existing commercial ......read more

Sony Mobile announces GCC media winners of its UEFA Champions League competition…

Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff Dubai, 24 March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.  23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of ......read more

Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship finale on Friday…

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Step Up Academy is the First Ever UAE Dance School Chosen to Perform at Disneyland Paris…

A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th ......read more

This Spring La Roca Village hosts the first ‘Cracking Art' exhibit in Spain…

Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together ......read more

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

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ......read more

duFC Concludes Highly Successful Second Season Celebrated in front of 10,000 supporters at Dubai ...…

duFC Finals witnesses Clasico Revival with Puyol’s team beating Salgado’s   Presence of the country’s senior sports and educational authorities attests to the importance of this scouting platform for the country’s football future Six-month nationwide tournament with over 7,000 players, 1,060 games, 3,864 goals  Dubai, UAE – March 19, 2017 ......read more

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To be hosted by Jaggu and Tarana, the current season will premiere on 26th March, every Sunday at 8pm on Colors TV Dubai, UAE, 19th March 2017:   Following the stupendous success of the previous seasons, IndiaCast brings to you yet another entertaining edition of COLORS CricQuiz - the most definitive cricket quizzing championship for the viewers of COLORS TV in Middle East and Africa. All ......read more

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Sharjah Museums to Open Unique Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China…

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‘1001 Titles' Reaches 60% of Target…

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Goran stuns world champion Branko in qualifying round of 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving…

Final round of Gulf, Juniors and Open categories takes place on Saturday 18th March at Hamdan Sports Complex DUBAI, 17th March 2017:  The 11th Fazza Championship for Freediving organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre at Hamdan Sports Complex in Ruwayyah, saw the participation of men and women in the Juniors, Gulf and Open (Professionals) as they competed in the ......read more

Team CORUM scores dominant win in 15th Snow Polo World Cup in Kitzbuhel…

Team Corum, comprising  Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup at Kitzbühel, by besting the cream of the assembled international polo field  by a superior 12.5-6 margin.  On their way to victory, Team Corum achieved a goal difference of plus 20.5, which is one of the best ever recorded in the history of the Kitzbühel ......read more

Art Jameel enters new phase of development…

Jameel Arts Centre Dubai to open in 2018 Art Jameel expands institutional partnerships via a new collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art DUbai, UAE, March 15, 2017:  Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, today announced a number of ini-tiatives designed to enrich the thriving cultural scene in the region and ......read more

Ben Swift Looking to Go One Better at Milan-san Remo for UAE Team Emirates…

Britain aiming for win at the first Spring Classic of the season following second and third places at the same race in previous years 16 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates will line-up at the first Spring Classic of the year, Milan-San Remo, this Saturday with in-form British rider, Ben Swift, looking to better his previous results at the famous race. Swift ......read more

A Celebration of Culture as Art Nights Returns to Dubai International Financial Centre…

Launch of DIFC Art Integration Programme, showcased world-class sculptures and thought-provoking installations  Dubai-UAE: 14 March 2017:  Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub and destination for lifestyle, arts and culture, welcomed His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, in ......read more

Barjeel Art Foundation and Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts present Lines of Subjectivity: ...…

Major works from Arab collection come to Jordan for the first time: Opens: 9 March till 31 May 2017 Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation inaugurated an art exhibition from its permanent collection at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman. UAE Ambassador to Jordan Bilal Rabie Al Budoor attended the opening, which was held under the patronage of ......read more

100 kick-off first day of qualifying for Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals…

Total of 500 participants expected to participate in the tournament ahead of final on 15th March  DUBAI, 14th March 2017:  More than 100 competitors participated on the first day of qualifiers in the Fazza Championship for Shooting Saktoun Riffle for Locals organized and supervised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) in the Dubai Police Shooting Square at Ruwayyah on Sunday ......read more

Paris-nice Wrap Up: Sergio Henao Wins Overall Leader, UAE Team Emirates in Good Spirits…

‘The Race to the Sun’ wrapped up today with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) Clinching the Yellow Jersey Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  The Paris- Nice WorldTour race has come to an end with Sergio Henao (Team Sky) as overall leader. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) held on to win Paris-Nice by two seconds with Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) in second place and David De La Cruz (Quick-Step ......read more

The Nation's Best 8 Teams Claim their Spot at the duFC finals…

Dubai, UAE – 13 March 2017:  With the finals of duFC just one step away, the Abu Dhabi, Northern Emirates and Dubai’s 32 strongest teams in the UAE Schools, Streets Cups faced off in the national semi-finals on Saturday to secure their place in the finals of duFC, in partnership with Liga.  The competition’s most intense match day yet witnessed dramatic exits ......read more

‘Spring into Yas' to Deliver a Vibrant Array of Events and Activities on Yas Island…

Spring festivals and events being held between March 17 – April 29, 2017, across several Yas Island attractions Trailblazing Blue Man Group to perform at du Forum from April 18 – 22, followed by a UAE-debut headline show by highly-acclaimed recording artist Olly Murs on April 28 Extensive line-up of hands-on activities and captivating entertainment for the whole family at the ......read more

E-sports stages stunning comeback, snatching victory from FCBEscola…

UAE FA Academy League Week 7 Results 12 March 2017, Dubai, UAE:  E-Sports came back in top form in Week 7 of the du UAE FA Academy League with a fierce determination to win back the three points they had conceded last week in their defeat against du LaLiga HPC.   However, their game against FCBEscola was not looking promising with FCBEscola’s Max Foster opening the score ......read more

UAE Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge Announced by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala ...…

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2017:  Global technology leader Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today the call for participants in its year-long Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge. Launched in partnership with Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services, the program will challenge teams from across UAE universities to design, develop, and integrate ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan to Inaugurate 12th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference ...…

Innovation-led business communities around the world need to create business-friendly environments to become key enablers and seize industry opportunities, says Majed Al Suwaidi Dubai-UAE: 12 March, 2017:  In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Dubai Production City (DPC), the leading business hub enabling ......read more

Catch It If You Can Global Village Brings Back “Catch The Cash”…

Dubai, 12th Mar 2016:  Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, has brought back its popular game activation for kids and adults alike ‘Catch the Cash’. The activation involves guests at Global Village catching and winning up to AED 250,000! Global Village guests can be a part of this instant gratification game and get a chance to win cold, hard ......read more

First ‘green edition'of Dulsco Classic Golf grabbed by Richard Green…

As part of the ‘year-of-giving’ initiative, Dulsco will be providing free medical check-up for workers for every 10 shots played by a golfer during the tournament Dubai, UAE, March 12th, 2017: Richard Green recorded the best score of the day in the individual (Division A) stableford format to clinch the 14th edition of Dulsco Classic, one of the oldest corporate Golf tournaments in ......read more

Maserati Polo Tour returns to Dubai with Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy 2017 in collaboration with La ...…

Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2017:  Maserati Polo Tour announced the return of its Dubai edition with the Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy 2017 for the second consecutive year. Dubai will be the second destination of the tour that kicked off in St. Moritz in January. The Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy will be held at Desert Palm Polo Club from 11 to 17 of March 2017. As a special highlight, HH Sheikh ......read more

Sharjah Museums to open Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China…

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization forms inaugural partnership with renowned British photographer Peter Sanders. Sharjah, March 11, 2017:  Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization will this month launch an exhibition dedicated to exploring the lives of Muslim communities throughout China. 'Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the ......read more

Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen achieves another record of becoming the first ever Swimmer to cross Dubai ...…

Under the Patronage of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 March 2017:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the Dubai Sports Council, Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen - a Saudi Dentist and Humanitarian - has set a new record, adding to her tally of world records, as she ......read more

Dubai International Horse Fair Launches Instagram Competition With Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid ...…

Budding and professional photographers have the chance to win a purebred Arabian stallion worth AED 45,000 at the equine industry’s most prominent event  Dubai International Horse Fair and Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship return from 16 to 18 March at Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  Shutterbugs with a passion for horses are in for a treat as ......read more

COÉGA Sunwear Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series April 15th 2017…

Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  The second part of the COÉGA Sunwear Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series takes place on Saturday 15th April at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. The event, which is organised by Super Sports Events and sanctioned by the Dubai Sports Council and UAE Swimming Federation, is open to adults and children across a number of different race ......read more

14th Edition of Dulsco Classic to ‘Go Green'…

‘Recycling bin’ to form an interesting part of the tournament Dubai, UAE, March 8th, 2017: One of country’s first Green Golf tournament, ‘Dulsco Classic’ will tee off on March 9th at the Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai. The 14th edition of Dulsco Classic prepares for a spectrum of activities pivoting around recycled materials. At one of the holes, golfers will be ......read more

Local Drivers, Riders Share Stage With World Stars in Dubai International Baja…

First Lady of quad racing aims to go one better on return to action in UAE Dubai, UAE, 7 March, 2017:  The UAE’s new entry into World Cup cross country rallying sees the world’s best drivers and riders rubbing shoulders with local privateers and enthusiasts on an international stage this weekend. Launched as part of the initiative to revive rallying in the Emirates and the ......read more

Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Set to Present World of Women Film Fair Awards…

‘High achieving women and men in the Middle East will be recognised globally at charity gala dinner’ Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2017:  The WOW Film Fair Middle East Charity Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony taking place tomorrow night at the Park Hyatt Dubai will be held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge ......read more

Dubai Culture to Showcase the Emirate's Flourishing Arts and Cultural Scene on Global Stage at ITB ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 March, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its participation in ITB Berlin – the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® – as part of the Emirate’s stand at the event and in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Commerce ......read more

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