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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Longlist for the ‘Literature' Category in its 15th Edition

The Award unveils the latest longlist, which includes nine novels and three poetic works   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlist for the ‘Literature’ category for its 15th edition, which comprises 12 titles from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Sudan and Iraq. The Literature category attracted 584 entries for the 2020/2021 Award, which represents a 33 percent increase compared to the previous edition.   The longlisted novels include: • An Taashaq Al-Hayat (To Love Life) by Alawiya Sobh from Lebanon, published by Dar Al Adab Publishing & Distribution in 2020 • Wajooh Al-Hosh (The Faces of the Courtyard) by Hessein Ali ......read more

MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Celebrates Winners of Alef Education Award

DCT Abu Dhabi and Alef Education collaborate to exchange knowledge and promote Artificial Intelligence techniques in developing educational experiences in schools Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 November, 2020: MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced its collaboration with Alef Education, the Abu Dhabi-based global education technology company, to strengthen ties between the two institutions for the benefit of the education sector across the UAE.  Under the new collaboration, the winners of the Alef Education Award will participate in MAKTABA’s programmes and competitions, which include the Creative Reader competition, Little Writer in the Big Book competition, and Back to School programme. These are in addition to the School Breaks programme, which includes ......read more

Dubai Sports Council discuss Cooperation with Israeli Club Hapoel Tel Aviv

The normalisation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is a great opportunity to find new friends and new collaborations in this area: Boaz Toshav   United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:   Boaz Toshav, one of the owners and Board members of prestigious Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv, visited Dubai Sports Council to discuss mutual cooperation and investment opportunities. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received Toshav in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council. Welcoming Toshav, His Excellency Saeed Hareb explained the role that the Council plays in promoting sports at many different levels in Dubai, including the grassroots and community level, in developing the Emirate’s sports sector, in ......read more

First Ever Spanish WWE Champion Crowned

A-Kid has become the first Spanish WWE champion after defeating Trent Seven in the NXT UK Heritage Cup. United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:    Since emerging on the NXT UK scene, Madrid-born Superstar A-Kid has quickly captured the interest of the WWE Universe as well as prominent competitors like the first-ever United Kingdom Champion, Tyler Bate. Win or lose, the up-and-comer has wasted little time bringing the fight to a number of high-profile opponents that include Trent Seven, Jordan Devlin and Bate himself. Hailing from one of the hardest-working neighborhoods of Madrid, A-Kid takes pride in representing his homeland as WWE’s first Spanish Superstar. A versatile competitor who can dish out strikes, masterfully applied holds, and high-risk maneuvers alike, the versatile Superstar is a student of ......read more

Thousands of Runners Take to the Streets for Dubai Run 2020

● Dubai transforms into an expansive running arena to welcome more than 100,000 participants for the city’s biggest-ever fun run ● Runners of all ages shape their own routes across the city to celebrate the joys of running - from Jebel Ali to Jumeirah, Downtown to Dubai Creek   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2020:  In a spectacle of true determination, the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2020 united the whole community as more than 100,000 participants took to the streets for the city’s biggest fun run, the Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai. People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels walked, wheeled, jogged and ran along their own routes at stunning locations across the city.   Residents were thrilled at the opportunity to beat their personal best in a relaxed, ......read more

HHC Organises Trial Race ahead of the Camel Trek Marathon for UAE Expats

Dubai, November 26, 2020:  A trial camel race is set to take place on Friday (27 November) at Dubai’s Al Marmoom Racetrack at 5pm in preparation for the Camel Trek Marathon for UAE expats.   Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), this inaugural camel race aims to test participants from previous Camel Trek editions, and pave the way to new candidates willing to take the challenge of the marathon which will take place after the completion of the seventh edition of the Camel Trek in December.   The announcement of launching the annual Camel Trek Marathon for Expats was made last March, following the directives from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The Camel Trek Marathon is organised by HHC during the Crown Prince Festival for Arabian Camels ......read more

Registrations Now Open for the 3rd Edition of the Dubai Festival City Santa Run

The fun run takes place on Friday, 11th December 2020 2.5km and 5km route options available Best 5 dressed Santa prizes including festive goodies wrapped for Christmas day   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2020: Hundreds of Santa’s running along Dubai Festival City’s Marsa Creek is definitely something to share in, as online registration for this year’s Dubai Festival City Santa Run is officially open.  Hosted by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated destination, Dubai Festival City, and organized by Race ME in association with the Dubai Sports Council, the third edition of the fun run will take place on Friday 11th December, while adhering to the hygiene and safety measures.  Open for all ages and abilities and covering two distances of 2.5km and 5km, ......read more

Preliminary Camel Race for the National Day Camel Marathon kick-off on Friday, 27 Nov

Dubai, November 23, 2020:  The first preliminary camel race prior to the sixth edition of the National Day Camel Marathon, will be held next Friday, 27th of November, in Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. The race, organized by the Hamadan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), is one of two races introduced by the Center last season.  Each preliminary camel race comprises of two matches. The first, showing debut this season, is dedicated to participants 29 years of age and below. The second match is for participants above the age of 30.   For her part, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC said, “Owing to the success reaped in last season’s prep camel races and the demand by Emirati youth, we have introduced a new match to the two races covering another age group (below 29 years) ......read more

Emiratis Al Hassani and Al Zeyoudi Bag Men's Honours at Al Marmoom Dune Run

Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the Dune Run is a big hit among participants   United Arab Emirates -  November 22, 2020:    The UAE’s Mohammed Al Hassani and Hamad Al Zeyoudi topped the men’s podium in the Elite and Open divisions of the 5km Al Marmoom Dune Run, which saw more than 250 participants representing many different countries challenge their limits in the desert. One of the first event of its kind, Al Marmoom Dune Run was organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and FittGROUPME inside the magnificent Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, which is the largest project of its kind in the world with more than 40 hectares of pristine shrub land that is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and many other endangered species, as ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reveals its 2020 Longlists for ‘Development of Nations' and ‘Literary and Art Criticism' Categories

The Award announces longlists featuring 18 selected works from seven Arab Countries for its 15th edition      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlists in the ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’ and ‘Literary and Art Criticism’ categories for the Award’s 15th edition (2020-2021), which collectively received 461 submissions from various Arab countries.    This year, the ‘Development of Nations’ category received 262 submissions, representing 11 percent of all submissions across the categories. Eight titles have been selected for the longlist from six Arab countries, namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Discusses Preparations for Dubai Women's Triathlon with Partners

United Arab Emirates -  November 19, 2020:   The Organizing Committee of the 4th Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is being organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, held a meeting with its partners from different government entities to discuss the preparations for the event that takes place in the Jumeirah District on November 27. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with hosts Dubai Ladies Club, the 4th season of Dubai Women’s Triathlon is open to women of all nationalities aged 15 and above. The coordination meeting was held at Dubai Ladies Club and representatives from Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Ladies Club, Dubai Police, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority ......read more

Twitter Rolls Out Fleets Globally in the Coming Days

As an easier way for everyone to join the conversation United Arab Emirates -  November 18, 2020:   Twitter’s purpose is to serve the public conversation – it’s where people go to see what's happening and talk about it. But some have expressed that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there's so much pressure to rack up Retweets and Likes. That’s why, there are so many  Tweets left in drafts. To help people feel more comfortable, Twitter has been working on a lower pressure way for people to talk about what’s happening. Today, Twitter is introducing Fleets so everyone can easily join the conversation in a new way – with their fleeting thoughts. Fleets are for sharing momentary thoughts – they help start conversations and ......read more

Tyson Fury Pays Tribute to the Undertaker Ahead of Final Farewell at Survivor Series

United Arab Emirates -  November 18, 2020:   As The Undertaker prepares to say goodbye to WWE, Tyson Fury has paid tribute to the Deadman with a post on social media thanking him for the wonderful memories he has created for fans during a stellar 30-year career. The upcoming Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time) and can be livestreamed via WWE Network in the MENA region, will mark The Undertaker’s final farewell as his magnificent career, in which he has taken on some of WWE’s all-time greats, draws to a close.  

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Last Chance to Sign Up and Take on Jeep Tough Mudder in RAK this Weekend!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th November 2020:  There’s still time to take on a new challenge and register to take part in Jeep Tough Mudder this weekend in the adventure Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah!  Taking place on Friday 20th November on the picturesque island of Mina Al Arab, the last remaining tickets to both the Classic Tough Mudder 10k course, and the Tough Mudder 5k course route, can be purchased from www.toughmudder.ae. Tickets are on sale for $109 USD for the classic course and $89 USD for the 5k course.  Following strict COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all Mudders taking part, the event will be operating at 60% reduced capacity. The famous Jeep Tough Mudder obstacles have also been adapted to meet the COVID-19 safety guidelines so Mudders can still have fun whilst moving their bodies and ......read more

Heba Sami, Suad Yousuf and Mariam Mubarak Bag Top Honours in First Week of Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

United Arab Emirates -  November 16, 2020:   Dubai Public Prosecution’s Heba Sami has won the table tennis title and Suad Yousuf Saeed of Dubai Police has clinched the bowling crown among Emiratis in the opening week of the 2020 Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament. Held under the patronage of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament is organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council and participation is open to all Emirati and non-Emirati ladies working in the government, semi-government and private sectors. Rawda Al Mahrezi, Chairman of the Women's Sports Committee, and Fawzia Faridoon, Head of the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Honours Football Stars Puyol and Anelka with ‘Medal of First Line of Defence'

United Arab Emirates -  November 12, 2020:    Dubai Sports Council has honoured 2010 World Cup winner and Spanish football legend Carles Puyol, and former France ace Nicolas Anelka with the ‘Medal of First Line of Defence’ in appreciation of their support for the Council’s ‘Be Fit, Be Safe’ campaign. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, presented the commemorative medals to Puyol and Anelka at the Council headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council. The medals pay homage to the selfless service of Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Health Authority, and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Dubai. Together, they were at the forefront of ......read more

First Ever Women's Golf Tournament Kicks Off in Saudi Arabia as Leading National Golf Sustainability Strategy Unveiled

Saudi Arabia was once again at the centre of golf news as the world’s best players descend on the Kingdom for the country’s inaugural ladies tournament  Wednesday 12, November 2020:  His Excellency Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation today kicked off the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by the Public Investment Fund, a historic occasion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The tournament commencement was accompanied by an announcement that Saudi Arabia has also created a comprehensive national golf sustainability strategy that embraces an innovative culture and ambitious outlook across key environmental, economic and social aspects of the sport. “The central tenet of our national golf strategy is sustainability. The ambition is for Golf in ......read more

WWE Superstar Seth Rollins Picks His Fantasy Survivor Series Teams

WWE SUPERSTAR SETH ROLLINS PICKS HIS FANTASY SURVIVOR SERIES TEAMS WWE Superstar Seth Rollins says Triple H, Shawn Michaels and the legendary Andre The Giant would be part of his fantasy Survivor Series squad. WWE fans in the MENA region can livestream Survivor Series, which takes place on Monday 23 November (UAE time), via WWE Network, with a free one-month trial available via www.wwenetwork.com The event will also see one of the most iconic WWE Superstars, The Undertaker, bid a final farewell following a stellar 30-year career. Speaking ahead of the big event, Rollins, another firmly established Superstar, was asked to pick his all-time five-man Survivor Series team, and he opted for some of the biggest names to have stepped foot in the ring. “For number one I’d have to go for Triple H; he’s the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Announces Opening of Registrations for Garmin Quest 2020 in Hatta

Billed as a triathlon with a difference, the Quest is region’s first long-distance adventure race based on mountain biking, trail running and kayaking   United Arab Emirates -  November 11, 2020:   Did you enjoy watching the ‘World’s Toughest Race’ with Bear Grylls on Amazon Prime, as competitors challenged their physical and emotional limits across 11 days in the most epic global adventure race ever attempted? Then our very own, miniature adoption of the format – the Garmin Quest 2020 in Hatta – should be right up your alley. Dubai Sports Council, Hatta Adventures, Garmin and Arabian Epic have come together to create this exciting race format that guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, taking participants on an adventure of ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Discuss Cooperation with Former Israel and Chelsea Coach Avram Grant

United Arab Emirates -  November 10, 2020:    His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received former Israel national football team and Chelsea coach Avram Grant at the Council headquarters and the two parties are keen to collaborate for the betterment of football in the UAE. The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of Dubai Sports Council, was attended by Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Council, and the Israeli coach, who has spent almost 48 years coaching teams in Israel, England and many other countries, expressed his desire to work with Dubai Sports Council for the benefit of football in the UAE by conducting advance-level workshops and training courses for the technical staff here. His Excellency Saeed Hareb gave an explanation to the Israeli coach ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Launches UAE Champions Challenge

United Arab Emirates -  November 10, 2020:   As part of its ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of cyclists in the UAE, UAE Team Emirates have launched a ‘Champions Challenge’ to encourage UAE residents of all ages to pick up their bikes, get outside and start cycling and recording their activity over the next two weeks.    The challenge comes after the success of the team in this year’s Tour de France where Tadej Pogacar, the 22-year-old Slovenian starlet, officially became the youngest ever post-war winner.    Cycling fans in the UAE are encouraged to ride 36.2km, the length of stage 20 of this year’s Tour, to honor Pogacar’s individual time-trial triumph that took him to first place in the General Classification in his first ever Tour. The ......read more

Dubai Investments Unveils Flagship Sustainability Initiative; Announces Winners of the “Acting on Plastic” Universities Competition

Heriot Watt University ranks First, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Second and the American University of Sharjah ranked third respectively Dubai, UAE, 08 November 2020:  Dubai Investments PJSC, the leading, diversified Investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has announced the winners of its flagship sustainability initiative, the “Acting on Plastic” Universities Competition 2020 that was launched in January this year.  The Competition is one of Dubai Investments leading sustainability initiatives that fosters the Company’s commitment to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) plan and aligns its directions with the UAE Vision 2021 which calls for phasing out waste across the country, and a drive to accelerate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development ......read more

Moroccan Mira and Jessica Towl of UK Win Elite Honours in 11th Ice Warrior Challenge

Organised by Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai, the Challenge is a big hit among participants     United Arab Emirates -  November 07, 2020:     Morocco’s Mohammed Mira and Jessica Towl of United Kingdom have bagged the top honours in the Elite category of the 11th Ice Warrior Challenge, which was held on Friday morning at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in partnership with Ski Dubai, the Ice Warrior Challenge saw a spirited turnout, with participants representing many different countries, as well as government entities and clubs like Dubai Police and Al Dhafra club. Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, was present at Ski Dubai along with Mohammad El Etri, Director of Majid Al Futtaim Global Snow Operations and ......read more

Sharjah Cricket Stadium is Key to the Future of Sports Tourism in the Emirate, Says SCTDA Chairman

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - November  11, 2020:  His Excellency Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), visited Sharjah Cricket Stadium last night during the final league game of this year’s edition of the IPL, which saw Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets and book their place in the playoffs.    Whilst there he lauded the idea of a cricket museum at the stadium and said it was another attractive dimension to a facility that has so squarely put Sharjah on the global sporting map.  ‘Such a venture is well in line with our priority to promote Sharjah as a sports tourism destination across the globe and as such we look forward to working closely with the stadium to make the visitor and player experience in Sharjah a ......read more

The RACE is on: Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Opens for Registration

• Iconic Dubai cycling race attracts thousands of competitors every year • The challenge will be made up of four build-up rides, starting on 28 November, and the main event in February • Registration opens at 2pm on Thursday, November 5 via www.cyclingchallenge.ae with the Dubai Big 5 promotion    4 November 2020, Dubai: The 2021 edition of one of the region’s favourite sporting events - the legendary Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge – will open for registration at 2pm tomorrow (Thursday 5 November), with the first 35km build-up ride due to be held on 28 November at Al Qudra Cycling Track in Dubai.  The challenge, which is held in partnership with Spinneys Dubai and Dubai 92, consists of four build-up rides of increasing length staged at the purpose-built Al Qudra Cycling Track, ......read more

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The James Dyson Award 2020 is Open for Entries:…

 We are looking for inventors solving big problems.  This year there will be two winners – not one.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 24, 2020:   Since 2005, the James Dyson Award (JDA) has challenged inventive and entrepreneurial undergraduates and recent graduates of engineering and design, to invent something that solves a problem. 1 in 5 past ......read more

At Home Anywhere: Rachael Lynn's Guide to Feeling at Home Wherever Life Takes You…

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Twitter Expands Its Safety Rules in Relation to COVID-19…

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Temporary Suspension of Theme Parks Activities…

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UAE-based Female Executives Are Motivated to Make a Positive Impact on the World, KPMG UAE Female ...…

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The Gift of Time and Convenience This Mother's Day With LG Electronics…

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IMG Worlds Gears up with Extra Precautions for Health & Safety against the COVID-19…

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The Fatima Bint Mubarak World Sports Awards Calls for Entries…

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New Records Set at 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving…

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30 Divers Battle for Top Prize at 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving…

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Happy Mother's Day With Kalpa Kalparisma White Gold Snow Setting…

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Full Speed Ahead for Desert Challenge 30th Anniversary…

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Twitter's New Topics Browser Launches in Arabic…

Those whose Twitter language settings are in Arabic will now be able to follow Arabic Topics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2020:   Three months ago, Twitter launched Topics to make it easier to find the most interesting conversations happening on Twitter about the things people love. People can now follow conversations about a topic similar to how they’d ......read more

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HHC Announces Camel Trek Marathon for Expats and Visitors in the UAE…

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Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas To Meet In Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final…

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UK's Georgia Hall Amongst Golf Stars Confirmed to Compete in Saudi Ladies International Next Month…

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Grand Finale for Talentology 2020 this Weekend…

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Training for 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving Begins on Sunday…

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Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship…

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• MC20 means Maserati Corse 2020 and celebrates that the Brand will return to racing. • The super sports car is the first model of the new Maserati Era and it will debut by the end of May in Modena. • The MC20, developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti Plant in Modena.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 23, 2020:  ......read more

MC20: The Name of the New Maserati Super Sports Car Climbs Aboard the Maserati Multi 70…

• The logo of the new model appears on the mainsail of the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran: today the world discovers the name of the new Maserati super sports car in an unconventional way. • Maserati MC20 and Maserati Multi 70 are linked by the same know-how in aerodynamics, technological innovation and performance, developed at the Innovation Lab in Modena. • MC20 will be ......read more

Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Crowns the Winners of the International Ladies Category on the ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 February 2020:   The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, attended the final day of the 7th Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy’s (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup, where he crowned the grand prix winners of the International Ladies category (CSI2*), presented by Longines.  HE crowned Sara Hussein Saleh Al ......read more

Simona Halep and Elena Rybakina To Contest Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final…

February 21, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:  Top seed and former champion Simona Halep will face Dubai debutant Elena Rybakina in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday after both won straight-set but contrasting semi-final victories. Halep, who will be attempting to reclaim the trophy she won in 2015, ended the run of qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-2 6-0, and Rybakina overcame ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Stars Surprise Abu Dhabi School Children Ahead of UAE Tour…

United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020:   Alexander UAE Team Emirates riders Fernando Gaviria and Maximiliano Richeze took time out of their busy pre - UAE Tour schedule to visit Wales School in Abu Dhabi who have been participating in the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy.  The star riders were joined by 120 enthusiastic students as they got involved in a series of coaching ......read more

Simona Halep Survives a Thriller At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020:    Top seed Simona Halep survived a gallant challenge from Ons Jabeur on Wednesday, fighting off a match point before claiming a 1-6 6-2 7-6 (7) victory and a place in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Australian Open finalist and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza was also stretched by ......read more

Comment on 'Ghadan 21'…

Peter Haugaard, Head of People, Performance and Culture, KPMG Lower Gulf   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2020:   KPMG is proud to be associated with Ghadan 21, as we are committed to support the development of national talent and help realize Abu Dhabi’s vision of shaping the future through a knowledge-based economy.   To fulfill this, KPMG ......read more

Rashid Claims Big Karting Victory in Italy On Ladder to F1…

Sulayem says young Emirati shows the talent MENA region has to develop into world champions    Dubai, UAE, 17th February, 2020:  Young Emirati karting ace Rashid Al Dhaheri has added to his reputation as one of the Arab world’s rising motor sport stars with a brilliant victory in the prestigious 25th Winter Cup in Lonato, Italy. The 11-year old, chasing his dream to ......read more

Rashed Denied Second Win as Kuwaiti Star Lands Home Victory…

World champion Al Mulla tops again as Emirati teenager Salman grabs best finish yet        Kuwait City, Kuwait, 16th February, 2020:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer was denied back-to-back victories in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today by another dramatic twist in the opening round of the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   The Emirati ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Riders Grab Double Triumph On Dramatic Race Day in Kuwait…

Al Tayer secures convincing victory to launch Runabout GP1 title bid as world champion Al Mulla shrugs off injury to win again       February 15, 2020:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer powered his way to an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today to launch his title challenge in the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   The ......read more

Tsitsipas Ready to Launch Another Bid for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 13, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:   The most exciting new star to arrive on the ATP Tour in recent years is ready to make his second bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title. Stefanos Tsitsipas arrived in Dubai a year ago as a budding superstar after upsetting Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Although Federer avenged that defeat in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis ......read more

Artezaar to Collaborate With The J Café at JYSK to Promote UAE-based Artists…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 12, 2020:   Online art gallery Artezaar.com has teamed up with The J Café at JYSK store to create an exclusively curated selection of artworks by locally based artists. The partnership aims to drive the region’s emerging art scene and make affordable art accessible to everyone.   Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2020 – Locally based ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover on Tour Sheikh Hamdan's Falcons Dominate Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride ...…

Crown Prince gives prize to second placers   Dubai, 12 February 2020:    The falcons by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, dominated the Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), on Tuesday at Dubai’s Al ......read more

Union Coop to Sponsor the FAZZA Championships for People of Determination 2020…

For the second year, Union Coop is among the list of ‘diamond’ sponsors of FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination 2020   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE ‘Union Coop’ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Club for People of Determination, under which the Union Coop ......read more

Ortendahl Makes Team Abu Dhabi Debut in Kuwait as Al Mulla Launches Bid for Third World Title…

Swedish star targets fourth aquabikes crown    10 February, 2020:   Emma-Nellie Ortendahl makes her Team Abu Dhabi debut in next weekend’s Grand Prix of Kuwait with her sights set firmly on a fourth Ski Ladies GP1 title in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   Sweden’s golden girl of aquabike racing teams up for the first time with ......read more

Plans for Motor Sport's First Talent Development Model to Be Unveiled at Fia Mena Congress in Muscat…

Sulayem says sport faces survival issue and must do more to draw steady flow of young drivers    Dubai, UAE, 10 February, 2020:  Plans to launch motor sport’s first talent development model will be unveiled at the FIA Sport Regional Congress for the Middle East and North Africa which began in Muscat today (Monday). The initiative is designed to reinforce efforts to ......read more

Tadej Pogačar Wins the Vuelta Valenciana…

Kristoff 4th in final sprint in Valencia as Pogačar takes overall       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:  After a winning display on stage 4 on the steep climb to Altea, Tadej Pogačar has cemented his victory in the Vuelta Valenciana (2.1).   With a relatively short final stage of 97.7 kilometres, it was destined to be a day ......read more

Kim Clijsters To Begin Her Comeback at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

February 09, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:   Tennis legend Kim Clijsters has chosen the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships hosting the WTA Tour to begin her eagerly awaited comeback to the game.   The 36-year-old, who surprised the tennis world late last year when she announced an intent to return to tennis seven years after playing her last match at ......read more

Kuwait Lands UAE Aquabikes Pro' Victory as Hammadi Secures Double Title Success…

8th February, 2020:    Kuwait’s Mohammed Bou Rabei powered his way to a Runabout GP1 victory in heat two of the UAE International Aquabikes Championship as Emirati Ahmed Al Hammadi secured a double title success. With 82 riders competing in front of almost 3,000 spectators on the shore of Al-Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, Bou Rabei won the professional category, ......read more

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Celebrates Young Winners of the 2020 OUP Story Writing ...…

Dubai, 8 February 2020:    The  talented young winners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition  were honoured today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (4-9 February 2020)  in a special prize-giving ceremony.  The annual competition is a fixture of the academic calendar with more than 3000 students from the UAE sending in their ......read more

Calling All Families in UAE: Global Village Presents Kids Fest…

Favourite characters Ben and Holly, Angry Birds, Chhota Bheem, PJ Masks and Globo take over the park until 22 February   Dubai, UAE, 8 February 2020:   Families can head to Global Village this month for Season 5 of ‘Kids Fest’ from 6 – 22 February, and enjoy perfect weather at every child’s favourite place to be.  At the ......read more

Competition Heightens as Fazza Championship for Youlah Enters Semifinal Round…

Dubai, 6 February 2020:   The final four Yuweels (Youlah performers) have been announced and the Golden Square is now complete as the competition at the Fazza Championship for Youlah has intensified entering the semifinal round.   The annual heritage sport, which is now on its 20th year, has seen participation not just from UAE nationals but also performers from Iraq, ......read more

Belonging to soon be unveiled at NYU Abu Dhabi…

● Opening on February 15, this exhibition unveils the 2020 iteration of the U.A.E. Unlimited platform, hosted by the Project Space at NYU Abu Dhabi, and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development   ● Curated by Emirati arts researcher Nasser Abdullah, Intimaa: Belonging will feature photography and sculpture by UAE-based emerging ......read more

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