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Lucky Number Five for UAE In FEI Longines Jumping Nations Cup™ Draw

February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Team UAE will be the fifth of seven nations to jump in Saturday’s FEI Longines Jumping Nations Cup™ following the draw the which took place on Thursday as part of the four-day President of the UAE Showjumping Cup, presented by Longines. Germany will be the first to go in the final class at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, followed by Ireland, Egypt, Syria, the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The UAE’s Chef d’Equip, Khalid Al Eid, said he was very pleased with the draw position and predicted a strong showing from the four team riders, Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, Nadia Taryam, Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi and Abdullah Al Marri. “I think we have a good draw,” he said.  “I don’t like to be the last to go because there is a lot of ......read more

World's youngest pilot, 7-year-old Nasser, will represent UAE at Dubai Masters

Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Masters RC Championship is the first event of its kind to be held in the emirate February 21, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE -- Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai will host its first International Master Competition for RC Aircraft from February 23-27. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Masters RC Championship will take place at the Skyhub RC Campus in Al Lisaili on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, with elite professional pilots from around the world taking part. The competition will take place in four categories - International Category Helicopter, Gulf Category Jet Aircraft, Gulf Category 3D Aircraft and Gulf Category Helicopter – and more than 70 pilots representing 20 ......read more

Ayushmann Khurrana receives the ‘Best Actor Critics' award from Arjun Dhanak at the Asiavision Movie Awards

February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Arjun Dhanak, Director, Kanz Jewels presented the ‘Best Actor Critics’ award to Ayushmann Khurrana at the recently hosted Asiavision movie awards in Dubai. Arjun Dhanak also presented the award for the most popular movie for ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’to Director Rosshan Andrrews during the glittering event attended by stars from the Indian film industry.   In an evening of dance, mellifluous music and entertainment, audience got the opportunity to meet the stars as well as experience their performance. According to Mr. Arjun Dhanak, the evening was a tribute to great entertainment and was yet another step by Kanz Jewels to demonstrate its commitment to excellence and honor those who have made path breaking contributions in their chosen field. “I am extremely happy to ......read more

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Torch run to visit iconic locations across all seven emirates

Dubai UAE, 20 February 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyank, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt General, the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run will tour all seven emirates for ten days from 4 – 13 March.  It was announced at a special event today that the Torch will begin its journey in Fujairah before touring every emirate and ending in Abu Dhabi at the Opening Ceremony of the World Games on 14 March, to announce the beginning of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The Torch Run is being organized by the Ministry of Interior in partnership with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the World Games.  Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Chairman of the Institutional Development Board of the Ministry of ......read more

Elina Svitolina Begins Her Bid To Make History At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 19 2019 – DUBAI, UAE  Defending champion Elina Svitolina was given a helping hand as she began her bid to make tournament history at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, when Tunisian star Ons Jabeur was forced to retire during their second round match on Tuesday. Sixth seeded Svitolina had struggled to gain the upper hand against a determined opponent, but towards the end of the opening set Jabeur received lengthy treatment for a right shoulder injury. The match then no longer became a contest and Svitolina progressed 7-6 4-0, and afterwards she admitted that she was not surprised at the challenge she had received. “Well, we already played against each other, and it was 7-6 in the third,” said Svitolina. “I played against her in juniors, so obviously I know she's a good player. She ......read more

Highlight of UAE Showjumping Calendar Set to Kick off in Nation's Capital

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the four-day event will be held at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00am – 8:30pm; Thursday, February 21st from 8:30am – 6:00pm; Friday, February 22nd from 9:30am – 8:30pm & Saturday, February 23rd from 8:30am – 6:00pm Where: Al Forsan International Sports Resort Cost: FREE  Parking: Free parking within walking distance to the main arena Abu Dhabi is set to host the Middle Eastern leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ qualifiers as part of the UAE’s most important international showjumping event of the year - the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by ......read more

Abdullah Al-Sharbatly excels in Sustainable City Horse Jumping Competition 2019 and wins the Cup

 (The Sustainable City International Horse Jumping Competition 2019 Results ) February 18, 2019 - Dubai UAE KSA’s Abdullah Al-Sharbatly was a star on the grass arena in Sustainable City where the CSI2* Sustainable City Grand Prix was successfully organized. The four day event took place from 13th February to 16th February. Riders from 28 countries participated in the competition which saw a massive audience and multiple events organized over four days for visitors’ entertainment. Al-Sharbatly put on a series of spectacular performances in various competitions and ended up winning three of them. Al-Sharbatly won the CSI2* Sustainable City Grand Prix riding on his horse ‘Woulon L’ after completing the second round in 42.78 seconds, and remained in first place till the end of the competition. Al-Sharbatly ......read more

World champion Sanchez wins her fourth kata gold in Dubai

February 18, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE –Spain’s Sandra Sanchez – the reigning World and European women’s kata champion – continued her love affair with Dubai, winning her fourth consecutive gold at the Karate 1-Premier League Dubai, the second leg of world karate’s seven-stop series of premier international events. Considered one of the greatest karatekas ever in the kata class, the defending Grand Winner defeated Japan’s Kiyou Shimizu in the final to extend her gold medal count. Organised by the UAE Karate Federation under the auspices of the World Karate Federation, the three-day Karate 1-Premier League Dubai at Al Wasl Club attracted 670 karatekas – 339 men and 331 women – from 83 countries, including many World Champions and Grand Winners. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, the ......read more

Thrills and upsets on opening day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 18 2019 – DUBAI, UAE  Aliaksandra Sasnovich staged a dramatic fightback to defeat Ekaterina Makarova 0-6 7-5 6-4 and reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Sunday.   Makarova has been ranked in the top 10 and last year she enjoyed wins over former world No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki, Karolina Pliskova and ninth-ranked Julia Goerges, as well as victories the year before over world No. 1 Angelique Kerber and No. 2 Simona Halep. And she appeared to be coasting to victory against Sasnovich as she led by a set and 4-1. But in a stunning turnaround, Sasnovich swept six of the next seven games to level the match, and then she recovered from 0-2 in the third set before winning the final four games.   The first seed to fall was No. 10 Anastasija Sevastova, beaten 6-4 6-2 by Su-Wei ......read more

Celta Vigo down Juventus to win Dubai U13 Intercontinental Cup

Celta Vigo’s Oscar Marcos Santamaria wins Best Player and Top Scorer awards, while Juventus’ Matteo Cabella is named Best Goalkeeper February 17, 2019 - DUBAI UAE// Celta de Vigo, winners of the first edition, clinched the crown for a second time on Saturday night, defeating Juventus 1-0 in the Gold Cup final of the 3rd Dubai Under 13 Intercontinental Cup Football Tournament. The winners received their trophy from HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), after prevailing over the Italians at Dubai Sports City. Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman of Dubai Sports City, and Michel Salgado, the Tournament Director, were also present on the occasion. Earlier in the semi-final, Celta Vigo defeated Barcelona 2-0, while Juventus prevailed 3-2 over FC Twente of Holland. In the playoff for third place, ......read more

Team UAE Set Sights on Nations Cup Qualification at Five Star President of UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines

Top Two Middle Eastern Nations to Qualify for Prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final   • Date: Wednesday February 20 - Saturday February 23 • Venue: Al Forsan International Sports Resort • FREE ENTRY   Al Forsan Equestrian Centre, Abu Dhabi, Thursday February 14: Abu Dhabi is to host the Middle East qualifier leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup ™, part of the UAE’s most important international showjumping event of the year, the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines, held at Al Forsan Equestrian Centre from February 20-23.    The show, which in addition to featuring some of the world’s top horse and rider partnerships is also designed to be a fun-filled event for all the family, is the traditional end of the UAE’s ......read more

Caroline Wozniacki chasing more success at Dubai Duty Free tennis championships

February 12 2019 – DUBAI, UAE   Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will be seeking to get back to her usual winning ways as she embarks upon her chase for a second title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships when play gets underway in just five days from now.   The 2011 champion suffered a stuttering start to the season, losing in the second round in Auckland to a qualifier ranked 152 before the defence of her Australian Open title was ended by Maria Sharapova in the third round in Melbourne.   But rather than dwell on such setbacks, they only serve to spur her on to greater efforts. She relishes the challenge any of her opponents represent.   “I'm a competitor. I love to win. I hate to lose. I hate losing more than I love winning,” she said after her Melbourne defeat. ......read more

HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup First Ever 30 Goal Handicap Exhibition Match

12 February 2019, Dubai, UAE: The HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, a 30 goal handicap Exhibition match, is the newest addition to the Polo Calendar in the UAE. The first edition will feature top-ranking players at the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club on the 15th February 2019. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, the Exhibition Match has the highest handicap level ever played in the Middle East and Asia and is expected to receive attendance from VIPs and prominent society figures. In the first exhibition match, twelve local patrons have confirmed their participation. Each team will be played by three patrons and one professional wherein its patrons will play two chukkers each. Salsabil Polo team will compete against Haafhd Polo team at 14:00: Patrons Exhibition ......read more

Pop Star Melissa endorses Talentology 2019

Musician to attend Grand Finale at Mushrif Mall February 12, 2019 - Dubai UAE Lebanese Pop Star Melissa will be attending the Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi on 16th February, 2019 at 6pm. Voting for twelve entrants competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative industry.  Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager of Mushrif Mall, said, “Melissa has launched successful music albums and has performed before large audiences in Dubai, Cairo, Amman and Beirut. We hope her talent and musical career will inspire our Talentology finalists this year.” The six selected entrants in the Kids Category include Tarah Retnaraj, Jasryl Mignonette Salvador, Vishnu Badrinath, Danisha Keyla Azzahra, Ella Etemovic ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists Announced for ‘Young Author' and ‘Children's Literature' Categories

Three titles in each category contend for prizes in the 13th edition of the Award   Abu Dhabi, 11 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the shortlisted titles in the ‘Young Author’ and ‘Children’s Literature’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award.    The Young Author shortlist consists of three titles chosen from 12 longlisted books, while the Children’s Literature shortlist consists of three works selected from 10 longlisted titles.    The shortlist for the Young Author category comprises:   1. Hamam Al Dar (The Dove of the House) by Kuwaiti writer Saud Alsanousi, published by Arab Scientific Publishers – Difaf Publishing (2017). 2. Al Ma’rifa Wal Sulta (Knowledge and Power: Approaching the Worlds of ......read more

Dua Lipa celebrates collaboration with Jaguar becoming most remixed track

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; February 11th, 2019 – Superstar singer-songwriter Dua Lipa has shared exciting news via an Instagram story that her innovative tech and music collaboration with Jaguar, to launch a unique remix of her unreleased track, ‘Want To’ (PACE Remix), has become the most remixed song of all time – with over 80,000 individual remixes created by people from 149 countries around the world. Using Jaguar’s custom-made software, Dua Lipa created an exclusive remix of her latest track, ‘Want To’ and empowered fans all over the world to create personalised remixes using their own data. Over the past four months, fans worldwide have been given the chance to create personalised remixes of ‘Want To’, through a bespoke app, which uses their Spotify streaming history to ......read more

Deadline extended to register for first ever Dubai Corporate Sports Championship

UAE businesses now have till February 12 to register for the ultimate corporate sports experience Dubai, February 10, 2019 – UAE companies have just one more week to sign up for Dubai’s ultimate corporate sports experience. Launched in the Year of Tolerance, and in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, the Corporate Sports Championship will put your company on the path to happiness and health in 2019. To be held on the weekend of February 22-23 at the state of the arts Swiss International Scientific School, with stunning views of Downtown and the Burj Khalifa, the Corporate Sports Championship will feature 18 different sports and activities for men, women, and mixed teams. Over two thrilling days of fun and friendly sporting competition, companies from all over the UAE will join together in sports including ......read more

Abu dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour fifth and final leg of season 4 heads to london on 9th and 10th march

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns to Copper Box Arena on 9th and 10th March 2019 The Winners at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will win a combined total of $120,000 in Cash Prizes Dubai - UAE, 9th February, 2019: The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation® [UAEJJF], the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, announces the fifth and final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour season 4, to be hosted, at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK on 9th and 10th March 2019. After four successful events that exceeded expectations in Tokyo [Japan], Los Angeles [USA], Rio de Janeiro [Brazil] and Abu Dhabi [UAE], the Grand Slam promises an action packed two-day event in London to close the championship tour in style.   The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® registrations ......read more

Special Olympics UAE athlete makes dream trip to FC Barcelona

Dubai - UAE, Saturday 9 February 2019: Special Olympics UAE footballer and FC Barcelona super fan, Hamad Al Shehi, met footballing star Gerard Piqué at the team’s Spanish training ground last weekend. The two footballers swapped footballing tips and took pictures wearing Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 wristbands after Gerard Piqué finished a training session with the FC Barcelona team.    As well as receiving a signed football top, Hamad was also given a full tour of the stadium before watching the big match against Valencia where his favourite player, Lionel Messi, scored two goals. Hamad Al Shehi, who has Down Syndrome, was inspired to take up football by the success of FC Barcelona, his favourite team.  A talented footballer Hamad features in a recent documentary about the power of ......read more

Seven Triathlons Challenge to put determination to the test

Dubai-based father and son team to complete seven triathlons, across seven Emirates in seven days. #TriWithRio challenge in association with the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Communities encouraged to join #TriWithRio on the last 1km of each day across the Emirates   UAE, 9 February 2019: A father and son team will put their determination to the test as they attempt to complete seven 70.3 distance triathlons in seven days across all seven Emirates.    Held in association with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Dubai-resident Nick Watson and his son Rio, a person of determination, are taking on this challenge to raise awareness, acceptance and inclusion of people of determination.    Nick and Rio are part of ‘TeamAngelWolf’ alongside mum ......read more

UAE Polo Team Wins the Silver Cup 2019

09 February 2019, Dubai UAE: It was an excellent day for polo fans at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club during the Silver Cup Final 2019. Attended by His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, spectators were treated to a brilliant display of the Sport of Kings as Mahra Polo played against Zedan Polo for the Hildon Cup and the UAE Polo competed with Ghantoot Polo for the Silver Cup title and trophy. The first match had Zedan Polo team take on an early advantage with a 2.5 goal lead. The team kept their position all the way through to the fourth chukker with Amr Zedan, the team's patron, contributing 4 goals. Mahra was able to take the lead with a goal delivered by Pelayo Berazadi which resulted in a score of 8.5 - 8. Both teams dashed to score their winning goal and it was Rauli Laplacette who brought home the victory for ......read more

MASmash Opens in Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi event focuses on world of Arabic-language animation Abu Dhabi, 7 February 2019: HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, visited the opening of the 2019 edition of MASmash yesterday (Wednesday). She was among the many visitors to the event, organised by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) at Manarat Al Saadiyat, where they were able to meet some of the stars of Arabic-language animation as well as the shows’ creators. On Wednesday, Sammy Clark presented some of the most famous theme songs from Arab animation shows of the 1980s and 1990s. He also took part in a dialogue session with other stars behind favourite cartoon characters, including Jihad Al Atrashi, the voice actor of the Grandizer character, and ......read more

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

Under the patronage of the "Mother of the Nation” and the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza, the sixth edition of FBMA International Show Jumping Cup kicks off Today February 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, Chief Executive Officer of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood "Mother of the Nation", the sixth edition of FBMA International Show Jumping Cup will be held in Al Forsan International Sports Resort starting today and concluding on Saturday, 9th February. The FBMA International Show Jumping Cup is organized by the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA), under the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin ......read more

Facebook to launch fact-checking program in Arabic in partnership with AFP in the Middle East and North Africa

Dubai, UAE, 7 February 2019: Today, Facebook announced that it will be launching third-party fact-checking in Arabic, in partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) MENA. This partnership will not only help fund the fact-checking work that AFP will do on Facebook, but help them in their efforts to combat false news off the platform as well. Facebook’s new Arabic fact-checking program will begin to roll out this year with the aim to reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its platform.  As with all of Facebook's partners in the program across the world, AFP is part of a global network of fact-checking organizations, certified by the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network. Arabic-speaking AFP fact-checkers will tap the additional expertise of local journalism ......read more

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

February 6, 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  At Google, we build protection into everything we make, so our users can be confident that their personal information is secure. According to a recent survey we conducted in MENA for parents and teachers, we found that parents believe that children should learn about online safety and digital citizenship at 10 years old. The research also shows that 43% of teachers say that parents need to do more to keep kids safe online. Additionally, 85% of teachers feel that they need more resources to teach online safety to your students.    However, there are still some best practices that you and your family can follow to help ensure they are safer not only while on Google but also while navigating the wider Internet. This Safer Internet Day, take a moment to strengthen your online ......read more

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UAE T20X Opens Up Bidding Process for Its Five Emirate Focussed Franchise Teams…

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Twitter takes a new approach by asking Arabic speakers for feedback on a new abuse-related policy…

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School Librarian of the Year Award 2019 Opens for Nominations…

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Erberth Santos Wins the Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Title in Los Angeles…

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Dubai Parks and Resorts Celebrates Saudi National Day…

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Consonni Wraps Up La Vuelta a Espana With a Seventh Place Finish for UAE Team Emirates…

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Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018:  On this month’s episode of Inside the Middle East, CNN explores the region’s growing art scene. The programme meets Mubarik Jafery, co-founder of Tribe, the Middle East’s only magazine dedicated to Arab photography. Jafery describes how his childhood developed his interest in art: “Photography’s been part of my upbringing. My ......read more

Neon Nights Closing Party Presented by “Ministry of Sound”…

In association with Coca-Cola®and 104.8 Channel 4  Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 09, 2018:   The UAE’s leading waterpark on Yas Island and the world’s number one dance music brand present the ultimate neon party experience, on Friday 28 September from 7pm till midnight.  Guests will enjoy world-renowned International DJs such as SIGMA, PHILIP GEORGE and THE ......read more

Fabio Aru Takes Another Top 10 Finish for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 14 of La Vuelta A Espana…

Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  It was another hard-fought day for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 14 of La Vuelta, as Fabio Aru added one more top 10 finish to the team’s tally and in doing so jumped four spots in the GC rankings to 13th position. Aru bedded in with his GC rivals early on in the race and stayed with them as the group broke away from the main peloton on the brutal climbs ......read more

Dyson announces the UAE winner of the James Dyson Award, Progressing to the Global Competition to ...…

Providing individuals with disabilities a more comfortable way to travel, the Air Chair is a new and improved wheelchair providing ease of access and mobility. Individuals with disabilities around the world are restricted in mobility and accessibility when it comes to air travel forcing them to settle to uncomfortable circumstances.  6 September 2018 - Dubai, UAE:  ......read more

Comprehensive lineup of exhibitions and programmes announced for November inauguration of Jameel ...…

Jameel Arts Centre opens in Dubai on November 11, 2018 The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop  ‘Crude’, curated by Murtaza Vali, and featuring works by 17 artists and collectives, is the world’s ......read more

Global Cinema Exhibitor Cinépolis Enters the Gulf With Al Tayer Group…

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Cinépolis, the fourth largest exhibition circuit in the world and the largest cinema exhibitor in Latin America, has partnered with Al Tayer Group, one of the Middle East’s leading luxury and lifestyle retailers, to build and operate cinemas across the GCC region. This venture will introduce Cinépolis’ world-class cinema-going experience - ......read more

Deezer reveals the top Fitbit workout songs keeping the world fit…

One Kiss by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris is the most listened to track on Fitbit watches globally Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris’ One Kiss tops the beats per minute chart for fitness enthusiasts picking faster songs for their workouts Drake’s God’s Plan also dominates Deezer downloads on Fitbit and is one of the most popular songs for a workout in the US, UK, France and ......read more

Dubai Sports Council ushers UAE sports into the future through gene analysis…

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Sports in the UAE is set to take a major leap into the future following Dubai Sports Council’s deal with Finland-based biotechnology firm Evogenom Oy, which will introduce the country’s sports sector to the world of genomics and genetic testing for the first time. Genomics has been gaining traction in the world of sports, developing rapidly as ......read more

Ulissi Looking to Defend Canadian Title as Italian Leads UAE Team Emirates to North America…

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi returns to the stage of his last one-day race win as the Italian gears up for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. Ulissi took home first place in the GP Montreal last year, his second one-day victory in UAE colours, and will be hoping for a repeat performance this time ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim Announces Partnership to Launch World's Largest Indoor Ski and Snow Park in China…

Majid Al Futtaim announces its maiden international venture in China as design and development consultant of the Wintastar Shanghai indoor ski park The alpine-themed 90,000 sq.m Ski & Snow Park is expected to be over three times larger than the iconic Ski Dubai Partnership underscores Majid Al Futtaim's unparalleled expertise in designing and developing indoor snow entertainment ......read more

Welcome to the world of ELITE! Coming of age dramas, interrelations, different class struggles, ...…

Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  The shows marks the reunion of La Casa de Papel’s María Pedraza, Miguel Herrán & Jaime Lorente who star amongst fresh new faces: Itzan Escamilla (Cable Girls, The Ministry of Time), Miguel Bernardeau (Ola de Crímenes), Arón Piper (15 Years and One Day), Ester Expósito (Estoy Vivo), Mina El Hammani (El Príncipe), ......read more

Young Emirati champion Rashid Al Dhaheri notches up another victory in the Rok Cup in Beijing, China…

Abu Dhabi , UAE, 04th September 2018:   The young Emirati karting star Rashid Al Dhahiri, made his debut in the ROK Cup Championship, China in the mini class on the 1st - 2nd September on the Red 1 International Circuit for karting in the Chinese capital Beijing. Despite the challenging and highly changeable weather conditions Al Dhaheri and his team triumphed on the ring, which ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Supports Abu Dhabi Cycling Club at Their European Training Camp and Announce New ...…

Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Following the success of its summer Youth Academy, in which over 180 budding young cyclists took part in bespoke indoor cycling clinics, UAE Team Emirates has continued to show its commitment to developing the sport in the UAE by hosting a development workshop in Mende, France with members of Abu Dhabi Cycling Club.   As guests of UAE Team ......read more

FREE DANCE WEEK FOR KIDS at James & Alex Dance Studios…

Kids can enjoy a variety of dance classes completely FREE for a week – September 8th until September 13th Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Interested in signing your child up for dance classes, but not sure what style they will enjoy and would suit them the most?  There are so many dance class options, so deciding which lessons to sign up for can be a daunting task.  ......read more

Aru Edges Closer to a Top 10 Spot in La Vuelta After a Brutal Day in the Mountains…

Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Tomorrow’s rest day couldn’t come any sooner for the peloton at this year’s Vuelta a Espana, after nine days of back-to-back racing was capped off with a 200.8km route, which started in Talavera de la Reina and ended with a brutal mountain top finish at La Covatilla. Since La Vuelta began on Saturday 25th August, UAE Team Emirates’ ......read more

Seatrade INFOCUS photography competition now open for entries…

August 30, 2018 - The second edition of the Seatrade INFOCUS Photography Competition, held in conjunction with Seatrade Maritime Middle East - the maritime meeting place for the Middle East held biennially in Dubai – announced that budding, amateur photographers from across the globe can now submit entries for participation in the competition. The 2018 edition of the contest encourages ......read more

Dust Off Your Bikes, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Is Around the Corner…

Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  The start of the biggest cycle challenge in the Middle East begins on Friday, 7 September with the first of four Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Build-Up Rides and registration is closing on Wednesday!    Start your weekend the right way with the 35km cycle ride at Al Qudra Cycle Path followed by lots of activities and delicious breakfast ......read more

Alexander Kristoff Has His Eyes on the Prize With a Weekend of Racing in Northern Europe…

Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates will put out a well-balanced team for two days of racing in Northern Europe as they take on the Brussels Cycling Classic (Saturday 1 September) and the GP de Fourmies (Sunday 2 September). Blending experience and youth, the team will be led by 2017 European Champion, Alexander Kristoff and supported by 2013 World Champion Rui Costa. ......read more

Simone Consonni Earns Another Top Five Finish for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 6 at La Vuelta…

Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  It was another hot and hard day in the saddle for UAE Team Emirates as they battled through stage 6 of this year’s Vuelta. The graft paid off with Simone Consonni building on his fifth place finish earlier in the week with an impressive fourth in today’s stage. The team’s leader, Fabio Aru, was also able to finish ahead of many of his GC ......read more

Promising Year-Round Entertainment, VOX Cinemas' Second OUTDOOR Experience Launches at Aloft City ...…

Dubai, 30 August, 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia opened its second VOX Cinemas OUTDOOR location at Aloft City Centre Deira. This new OUTDOOR concept, the first licensed venue for VOX Cinemas, features stunning views of the Dubai Creek and city skyline.  Following the success of ......read more

Facebook Watch Is Going Global…

Fidji Simo, Head of Video   Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Today we're making Facebook Watch available everywhere — giving people around the world a new way to discover great videos and interact with friends, creators and other fans.   We launched Watch in the US a year ago to give people a place on Facebook to find shows and video creators they love and to ......read more

‘The Peril 2' gets nod from Bollywood star…

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Zenofar Fathima’s social awareness short films continue to draw attention and praise from the general public and prominent figures alike in the UAE, and just recently, a well-known Bollywood celebrity has taken notice and lauded the independent film producer’s upcoming project, ‘The Peril 2’.  Sonu Sood, an Indian film actor best ......read more

It's Back-to-School time with Mumzworld.com…

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Largest selection of Lovely Lunch Boxes, Brilliant Backpacks and Wonderful Water Bottles; mumzworld.com have everything so that your kids can be ready for anything this week!   Back-to-school is almost here and with it comes a lengthy shopping list, especially if you have more than one child to think about! There is nothing quite like starting the new ......read more

T20 Cricket Stars to feature in the Inaugural Afghanistan Premier League (APLT20)…

Key Players include Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi,  Rashid Khan, Brendon McCullum and Tamim Iqbal, ICC’s Youngest Full Member T20 League In The World  Announces Draft System, 1st season of the league is scheduled to take place between 5th Oct – 23rd Oct, 2018 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Dubai, 28 August 2018 :   Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer ......read more

Simone Consonni Takes a Top Five Finish for Uae Team Emirates at the Vuelta…

Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates tackled the second road stage of this year’s Vuelta with a solid performance that saw the team’s young Italian sprinter, Simone Consonni, contest a fast sprint finish after nearly five hours of racing. Fabio Aru continued to build on his form and crossed the line just behind the sprinters to move into 18th position in the GC ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts signs strategic partnership with leading Chinese payment gateway UnionPay…

Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, has signed a strategic partnership with leading Chinese payment gateway UnionPay to provide marketing services and facilitate payments for cardholders visiting the UAE.  Currently, Union Pay is the preferred payment platform for a majority of ......read more

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