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Emirati brothers Al Ketbi dominate preliminary Camel Marathon races

Dubai, 19 January 2020:  Emirati camel rider Yahya Al Malai Al-Ketbi duplicated the achievement of his brother, Khamis Ali Saeed Al Malai Al Ketbi, by dominating the second preliminary race of the 5th National Day Camel Marathon held at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track on Friday.   Organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in cooperation with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, the National Day Camel Marathon is held annually in conjunction with the Arabian Camel Festival under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin  Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.   Two preliminary races were held for camel riders above 30 years old prior to the 5th National Day Camel Marathon, which will take place on February 7, also at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track.   Yahya and his camel Al Ramas ......read more

UAE Falconers League Kick Starts Competition with 10 teams in Al Ruwayyah

Dubai, 16 January 2020:    Ten teams from across the Emirates participated in the inaugural UAE Falconers League competitions, which kicked off on Wednesday at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area.   Organised jointly by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) and Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE Falconers League will have a total of nine rounds that will run until February 19 between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.   Rounds 2, 3 and 4 will be held on January 28, 29 and 30 in Abu Dhabi before the falconry championship returns to Al Ruwayyah in Dubai for Rounds 5, 6 and 7 on February 10, 13 and 16. The penultimate (Round 8) and final round (Round 9) will be held on February 17 and 19 respectively in the Capital Abu Dhabi.   The competing teams are Al Shuaib, Habshan, Lehbab, Al Noukhba, Al Wathba, Al Sayramy, ......read more

UAE TEAM EMIRATES KICK OFF 2020 SEASON IN AUSTRALIA

The 2020 UCI WorldTour gets underway with the Tour Down Under in less than a week’s time. The UAE Team Emirates riders will face just over 900km of racing and more than 12,000km of climbing. Key general classification stages include stage 2 to Stirling, with its uphill finish, an even stiffer uphill finish in Paracombe on stage 3, and then the final finish atop Willunga Hill. Philipsen won stage 5 last year in unique circumstances so could be the man to watch this time around.   Sports Director Allan Peiper will lead the following riders: - PHILIPSEN Jasper (Belgium)  - ULISSI Diego (Italy) - BJERG Mikkel (Denmark) - RIABUSHENKO Aleksandr (Belarus - MARCATO Marco (Italy) - LAENGEN Vegard Stake (Norway) - BYSTROM Sven Erik (Norway)   Allan Peiper said: “UAE Team Emirates is really looking forward to ......read more

Emiratis deepen their love for falconry

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020:    Individual Emirati falconers have demonstrated their skills in breeding champion falcons in the General Public category of the ongoing Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah. The competitions have witnessed the participation of GCC falconers as well as teams from the Sheikhs categories.    Hundreds of birds have competed in the General Public category reserved for individual falcon breeders and owners at the annual heritage sport organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) that will run until January 16 at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.   As one of the oldest traditional sports in the Arab region dating back to almost 2,000 years, falconry evolved from the Bedouin method of using falcons in hunting hares and houbara. Falcons, considered as the ......read more

OSN; The Only Place to Watch Golden Globe Winning and Nominated Content in the Middle East

Dubai, UAE; January 12, 2020:  OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network has seen an impressive 13 wins and 46 nominations for 22 of its shows at this years Golden Globe awards.  Honouring the best in entertainment from 2019’s television and movies, the 77th Golden Globes recognised outstanding content. OSN shows dominated the nominations with hit shows like Killing Eve, Chernobyl and Fosse / Verdon each scooping up three nominations. Chernobyl took home two coveted awards while Fosse / Verdon took home one. Arab-American comedy Ramy was the first win of the night with the lead actor Ramy Youssef taking home the award for ‘Best Actor in a Comedy Series’. Top OSN show Succession won both ‘Best Series Drama’ and ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series’ for the suspenseful family ......read more

du Football Champions Season 5 Successfully Kicked off Abu Dhabi Leg

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th January 2020 – Season 5 of the award-winning du Football Champions, the only international scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga and home of the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups and UAE Girls Challenge, successfully kicked off its Abu Dhabi leg at Zayed Sports City. Saturday kicked off for the UAE Streets Cup U14 category, with over 360 players registered, the largest group in that category in Abu Dhabi to date. On the field, the Future Stars team crushed it scoring a perfect 9 points in the group stages, while netting 14 goals in their three matches, securing themselves a place in the Abu Dhabi Knockout Stage.  In addition to Future Stars from Group B, also moving forward are Dream Sports FC from Group A, MFC Ace from Group C and PROWL from Group D.  “It was a great day! ......read more

Global Village Management Announcement

Saturday - January 11, 2020 - Due to prevailing weather conditions and in the interest of comfort of guests and all partners working on site, Global Village management has decided that the park will remain closed today, Saturday, January 11, 2020. The world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, will re-open tomorrow, Sunday, January 12, 2020. We look forward to welcoming guests from 4.00 pm to 12:00 am.  

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UAE Team Emirates Unveil New 2020 Team Jersey

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 09, 2020:   The UAE Team Emirates team were joined by eight new riders during the off season as they modelled the new 2020 jersey during their training camp in Spain.   Davide Formolo, Brandon McNulty and Joseph Dombrowski three of the high-profile riders joined a team that already includes Fabio Aru, Alexander Kristoff, Fernando Gaviria and Tadej Pogacar.   Champion Systems again produced the new jersey, keeping the elegance and white clarity of the 2019 design with the exception of a sponsor swap at the bottom of the jersey.   Official launch video and other imagery offer a taste of what the fans will see and support in the upcoming 2020 season: https://we.tl/t-uA0jtI07ac    The first chance to see the team donning the new kit will be the ......read more

WWE's Saudi Superstar Mansoor Reflects on His Key Moments From an Amazing 2019

2019 was a breakthrough year for Mansoor, who secured impressive victories at both Super Showdown and Crown Jewel   WWE star Mansoor says his personal highlight of what was an incredible 2019 was beating Cesaro at Crown Jewel in Riyadh with his friends and family watching on from ringside. There is no doubt 2019 was a year to remember for the Saudi-born wrestler, who as well as making his TV debut in February, went on to compete at two huge events in his home country. The first of those, Super Showdown, took place in Jeddah in July, with Mansoor unbelievably defying the odds to come out on top in the 50-man Battle Royal.  “The Battle Royal was special because I was going in as a complete unknown,” he recalls. “I thought if I could stay in until the last 10 people that would be great, and ......read more

Enforcing Against Manipulated Media

By Monika Bickert, Vice President, Global Policy Management   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020:   People share millions of photos and videos on Facebook every day, creating some of the most compelling and creative visuals on our platform. Some of that content is manipulated, often for benign reasons, like making a video sharper or audio more clear. But there are people who engage in media manipulation in order to mislead.  Manipulations can be made through simple technology like Photoshop or through sophisticated tools that use artificial intelligence or “deep learning” techniques to create videos that distort reality – usually called “deepfakes.” While these videos are still rare on the internet, they present a significant challenge for our industry and society as ......read more

Competition at Fazza Championship for Youlah Intensifies as quarterfinalists are announced

Dubai, 5 January 2020:   The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the complete list of quarterfinalists for the 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah.   Eissa Al Ahbabi and Obaid Salem Al Nuaimi were the last two qualifiers who were announced during the fifth episode of the championship held at Global Village’s Meydan Fort over the weekend.   The two will join early qualifiers, Emirati Yuweels (Youlah performers) Abdullah Ali Al-Ketbi and Sultan Al Ketbi, who dominated the first qualifying round.   On December 20, two more Emirati yuweels advanced to the next stage. Rashid Al Mansouri and Rashid Sultan Al Darmaki both received high scores in the public voting.   Former Junior champion Jumaa Obaid Al Abdul also made it to the quarterfinals as well as Mansour Bin Obaid ......read more

Brightest Football Stars Recognised at Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo bags his sixth Best Men’s Player of the Year award Lucy Bronze wins the first-ever Best Women's Player of the Year award     UAE, Dubai, 30 December 2019:   the 11th edition of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards draws to a conclusion with great success, at the culmination of a two-day session that saw the most influencial personalities in the world of international football appear on the stage of the Dubai International Sports Conference to discuss the most current issues in the football world.    This year, 17 awards were presented during the Globe Soccer evening event, which saw Portuguese champion Cristiano Ronaldo honored for the sixth time as Best Men’s Player of the Year.    Therefore, Cristiano once again wins the top prize ......read more

Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah kicks off on Monday with RC Airplane

Dubai, 29 December 2019: The new season of the Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), starts on Monday (December 30) at Al Ruwayyah, Dubai. Held under the generous directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the falconry championship, which is one of the oldest and largest tournaments of its kind, will run until January 16 next year, with participation from Emirati and GCC falconers.   Deeply rooted to Emirati culture and traditions, the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah will continue to hone the skills of top falconers and find new talents in the season that promises to be the biggest so far. Falconry is a traditional and highly valued custom in the UAE, reflecting the Bedouin love of this ......read more

More Than Half of UAE Parents Don't Know the Legal Requirements for Child Seat Belt Use, According to New Survey

• New survey conducted by INFINITI Middle East as part of major new road safety awareness campaign  • More than half (55%) of parents in the UAE do not feel that children should be wearing seat belts at all ages • According to UAE law, everybody in the vehicle has to wear a seat belt at all times, and children up to four years of age must be provided with a child safety seat     Dubai, UAE, 29 December 2019:   More than half (55%) of parents don’t know the legal requirements for child seat belt use in the UAE, according to new survey.    Whilst 91% of parents said they require children to wear a seatbelt in the car, the research, conducted by INFINITI Middle East, showed conflicting opinions on the age when the safety practice should be ......read more

14th Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Longlist for ‘Literature' Category

  13 works longlisted out of 438 nominations    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 December 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the longlist for the ‘Literature’ category of the Award’s 14th edition (2019/2020), selecting 13 works out of 438 nominations. The majority of longlisted authors hail from UAE, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon.    The ‘Literature’ longlist consists of 11 novels and two works of poetry.   The longlisted novels are as follows:  1.‘Abna wa Ahtheya’ (Sons and Shoes), by Mohsen Al-Ramli (Iraq/Spain), published by Dar al-Mada in 2018. 2.‘Takecardia’, by Amir Taj al-Ser (Sudan), published by Hachet Antoine/Nofal in 2019. 3.‘Al Hai Al Hai’, by Ali Al-Shaali (UAE), issued ......read more

Lenovo Hosts its First-Ever Female Gamer Tournament in the Middle East

Pledge to Enhance Female Representation in Gaming   DUBAI – December 23, 2019:   As part of its continuous engagement of the gaming community in the Middle East, Lenovo hosted it’s first-ever tournament for female gamers in the region – the Girl Legion Cup. Held in collaboration with Gamers Hub Middle East at Warehouse Four, Dubai, the event drew together a host of gaming talent from across the UAE to compete as well as share industry expertise and attend panel discussions from key industry opinion leaders During the course of the day, female gamers had the opportunity to socialize and compete, playing popular titles such as PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Within a panel discussion, Muna Al Nuaimi, Strategy Expert – Department of ......read more

Cappellini Eyes More World Titles for Team Abu Dhabi After Quadruple Triumph

We have great drivers, but fantastic team spirit is key to success, says powerboat racing legend   Abu Dhabi, 23rd December, 2019:  Guido Cappellini has quickly set his sights on more world titles for Team Abu Dhabi after a spectacular season which brought an unprecedented quadruple success.   Team manager Cappellini has now delivered 11 world championships to Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club since taking charge in February 2015.   Shaun Torrente’s second UIM F1H2O World Championship driver’s title arrived in dramatic style in Sharjah last weekend along with a third successive team crown.   It followed the team’s World Endurance Championships triumph earlier in the year, and Rashed Al Qemzi’s achievement in landing the UIM F2 world driver’s title ......read more

Five-star Nadal Reigns Supreme in Abu Dhabi

• World No.1 secures record fifth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title with 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas • More than 15,000 fans cheered on eight high-octane matches across three days • Championship once again brings the best in sports and entertainment to UAE capital     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 22 December, 2019:   Rafael Nadal marked his 10th Mubadala World Tennis Championship anniversary by picking up a record fifth Abu Dhabi title with victory over the in-form Stefanos Tsitsipas in a scintillating final at a sold-out Abu Dhabi International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City on Saturday night.   Three days of high-intensity on-court action and the best entertainment in the Tennis Village, culminated in a gripping final contest between the World No. 1 and ......read more

Nadal Sets Up Ace Mubadala World Tennis Championship Final With Tsitsipas

• World No.1 to challenge for record fifth Abu Dhabi title after roaring to semi-final victory over Karen Khachanov   • Final at Abu Dhabi’s International Tennis Centre, not before 7pm on Saturday • Khachanov to face World No. 2 Djokovic in third-place play-off at 5pm     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 December, 2019:   Rafael Nadal turned on the style at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday night, roaring to victory over Russia’s Karen Khachanov to set up a mouthwatering final with the in-form Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday, 21 December.   Nadal, winner of 19 Grand Slams, showed why he is starting the new season as the top-ranked player on the planet with a blistering display of power-hitting and agility to dismiss semi-final opponent Khachanov ......read more

Dubai Racer Jamie Day to Become Factory Driver for Charles Leclerc Chassis

14 Years-old Day Handpicked to Race for Lennox Racing Team    Dubai, UAE, 19 December 2019:  Last month Scuderia Ferrari Formula One driver Charles Leclerc launched his own kart brand in association with Birel ART, and local Dubai Kartdrome racer Jamie Day, who has already tested and raced on the chassis, has been officially selected to be a factory driver running under the established Lennox Racing Team based in Italy.   2019 Junior Dubai O Plate champion Jamie Day is set to step up to senior karts in the 2020 European competitions and World Championship in OK Category, which is the highest level in the World.   Day, who has been karting since he was the age of four, began his racing career at Dubai Kartdrome with the Dubai Bambino Cup at five years old and then the Sodi World Series (SWS) Junior Cup ......read more

Al Tayer Battles on After World Aquabikes Title Bid is Disrupted in Sharjah

Team Abu Dhabi’s Al Mulla still on course for another freestyle crown despite engine problems in qualifying       Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18th December, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer refused to accept that his hopes of a first world aquabikes title are over after his challenge was damaged by mechanical problems at the Grand Prix of Sharjah today.   Al Tayer, lying joint second in the Runabout GP1 series, seven points behind Poland’s championship leader, Andrzej Wisniewski, failed to reach the second qualifying session because of a technical issue blocking the flow of fuel to his engine.   It means he will start the first of tomorrow’s two motos at 10am in 25th position, and faces a major challenge to climb through the field in order to gain a better slot for ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim and Dreamscape Immersive Bring ‘Future of Entertainment' to the UAE

New Immersive VR Destination Backed by Hollywood’s Biggest Hitters Set to Open in the Mall of the Emirates on 19 December 2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2019:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based VR entertainment company, backed by some of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters, today announced the opening of Dreamscape’s first international location at Mall of the Emirates on 19 December, 2019.  Speaking on the announcement, Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer at  Majid Al Futtaim - Holding, said: “The future of the entertainment industry lies in the hands of those who can enable human interaction through fulfilling, meaningful and memorable ......read more

Aussies Snatch Team Abu Dhabi's Xcat World Title With Dramatic Win in Dubai

Penalty lap proves decisive as Torrente, Al Mansoori miss out to Maritimo in spectacular grand finale       Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 December, 2019:  Australians Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton clinched the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship with victory in the Dubai Grand Prix today as Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori saw their hopes of a second successive title ended in dramatic style.   A penalty lap imposed on the defending champions for missing a buoy in Abu Dhabi 4 proved decisive as Barry-Cotter and Willaton swept past them in Maritimo to win the weekend’s second race by 34.85 seconds from Rashed Al Tayer and Majed Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 5   The Dubai Police crew of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi took third position ahead of Torrente and ......read more

Minister Hessa Buhumaid crowns winners of Dubai Women's Triathlon

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, crowned the winners of the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council, the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon saw the participation of 363 ladies of different abilities from diverse backgrounds. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), was present at the event along with Lamia Abdulaziz Khan, a member of DSC’s Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Women’s ......read more

Torrente, Al Mansoori Edge Closer to Another Xcat World Title With Dubai Grand Prix Win

Team Abu Dhabi duo survive early scare to grab  crucial victory on day of dramatic racing     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 December, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori took a major step towards retaining their title in the UIM XCAT World Championship with victory in a dramatic Dubai Grand Prix today.   The defending champions in Abu Dhabi 4 won the first of this weekend’s two races by 20 seconds from Australians Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton in Maritimo to regain the lead in the title race from the Dubai Police crew of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi who finished fourth.   Torrente and Al Mansoori, who began the season with back-to-back victories in Italy, will now look to repeat that feat in Dubai and secure a second successive XCAT world ......read more

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Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 April, 2019:   Emirati star Omeir Saeed added another title to his growing collection with victory in the UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi. The 21-year-old Red Bull athlete lived up to his reputation as the country’s top performer with another impressive display to top the Freeride category for professional riders. Making it a perfect day for the ......read more

Agricultural startup, Agrownet, wins Beyond the Pitch; a youth program aimed at building the UAE ...…

In partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Winning team was awarded $3,000 in recognition of their concept for improving rural agricultural systems Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2019:   startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and powered by Tamkeen, held its annual Startup Showcase event for the Beyond the Pitch Program on ......read more

16th Week of Show Jumping Season Sees Young Horses Final Hosted in Sharjah…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  This week’s Show Jumping National sees the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club host the Young Horses Final from Friday, April 19th to Saturday, April 20th. Young horses (5 – 7 years old) will be ......read more

World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Ministry of Economy representatives visit Dubai Parks and ...…

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, hosted senior dignitaries HE Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and HE Mohammed Al Mheiri – Undersecretary, Minister Advisor for Tourism Affairs, greeted by Ahmed AlRayyes, Chief Retail and Hospitality Officer, DXB ......read more

UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Crowned Number One by UAE's General Authority for Sports…

Ali Hamad Al Kirbi recognised for winning most medals and Omar Abdul Aziz Al Marzooqi commended for ‘best sports achievement’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 17, 2019:   At the awards ceremony held yesterday by the General Authority for Sports at Mubadala Arena, 515 individuals were recognised for their significant contributions to the sporting world. With the generosity of His ......read more

International Prize for Arabic Winner Announcement…

Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019:  The winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 will be announced at a ceremony at the Fairmount Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 23 April 2019, from 7pm (GST). The ceremony will be followed by a press conference with the 2019 winner from 8.30pm (GST) at the same venue.    The 2019 shortlist, with author names in alphabetical ......read more

16th Week of Show Jumping Seasons Sees Young Horses Final Hosted in Sharjah…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Friday, April 19th from 1:30pm onward and Saturday, April 20th from 11:30am onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free parking available within ......read more

Emirati music icon Balqees Fathi to perform live at Dubai Parks and Resorts on April 19th…

Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:   Get ready for a fun, family day out at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, on April 19th! Renowned Emirati singer Balqees Fathi will dazzle audiences with her melodious voice at 8.30pm in front of the Rajmahal Theater. The celebration marks the launch of the Emirati annual pass for AED 595 which will ......read more

Basque in Glory: Martin Makes Podium Whilst Pogacar Takes Youth Classification…

Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  It continues to be a mesmeric month for UAE Team Emirates, with the team picking up honours at the Tour of the Basque Country.   This time it was the turn of Irishman Dan Martin, who finished second in the General Classification (GC), 29 seconds behind eventual winner Ion Izagirre (Astana Pro Team). It was a great overall performance from Martin and ......read more

Sharjah's riders continue their winning streak…

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IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia 2019 kicks off this week…

FBMA and UAE Ice Sport Federation organise the international ice hockey event Abu Dhabi, UAE; 14 April 2019:   The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) along with the UAE Ice Sport Federation announced they are jointly organising the IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia 2019. Kicking off in Abu Dhabi today (Sunday 14 April), the event will gather players from both the ......read more

Dubai Theme parks industry estimated to generate $ 5 billion in annual revenue by 2020…

The 5th edition of the Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum to focus on upcoming projects in the multi-billion dollar industry  The event will be attended by visionaries who will address the industry challenges and discuss their solution   April 14th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Eminent speakers across the Middle East’s entertainment and retail ......read more

Dubai Sports City Celebrates Kickers 4th Anniversary…

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Defending champs Flamengo through to the semis of Dubai International Football Championship…

Al Nasr and Atletico to battle for second semi-final spot from Group B Dubai, UAE, April 14, 2019:  Defending champions Flamengo are through to the semi-final of the 9th Dubai International Football Championship U16 following a 3-0 win over Al Nasr on a rainy evening at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium in Al Mamzar. The Brazilians, who blanked Atletico 4-0 in their opening match, scored ......read more

Stand Proud and Be Part of Building Lasting Jiu-jitsu Legacy…

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Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves Podium Success at Prestigious Andrea Margutti ...…

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BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai gets ready for grand Vishu celebrations on April 12th…

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Dubai Parks and Resorts launches personalized annual pass for UAE nationals available exclusively ...…

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Show Jumping Nationals Continue in Sharjah…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Thursday, April 11th from 2:30pm onward and Friday, April 12th from 1:30pm onwards Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE Parking: Free parking available within ......read more

Luca Valentini Presents Turn on the Light at Sconci Exhibition…

Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019:    Luca Valentini is pleased to present his latest exhibition, "Turn on the Light",  at Sconci Gallery, DIFC, launching on 8th April 2019 and running for three weeks. Within the collection, Valentini willo showcase 24 unique works, split into two series. The first series focuses on the reinterpretation of newspaper covers, movie posters ......read more

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Prucha Claims Victory as Abu Dhabi Launches Motosurf World Cup Season in Style…

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UAE children contest to solve 200 arithmetic sums in 8 minutes…

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Dubai Sports Council uses French Football Federation experts to evaluate academies…

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From the UAE to China – World Art Dubai Debutants From Near & Far…

World Art Dubai features 150 artists and galleries from over 30 countries, with a number making their Dubai debuts Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 06  April, 2019:   World Art Dubai has underlined its status as a magnet for emerging artists from the UAE and beyond, with dozens of international emerging solo artists debuting work at the fifth annual edition of the ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum Opens World Art Dubai…

The region’s largest accessible and affordable art fair features more than 3,000 pieces from 30 countries Fair’s fifth season runs at Dubai World Trade Centre until Saturday 6th April Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 04 April, 2019:   His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of the Dubai Department of Information formally opened World Art ......read more

HH Sheikh Hamdan Increases Gov Games Prize Money to AED 3 Million After Thrilling First Day…

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum cheers on teams and adds AED1 million to prize fund to honour 2nd and 3rd place finishers Dubai, UAE - April 4, 2019:   The second annual edition of Gov Games, the Government of Dubai’s high-energy team-building challenge for domestic, regional and international government departments, roared into life today as ......read more

Winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award's Cultural Personality of the Year Announced…

Stetkevych family wins prize at 13th edition of Awards for work in enlightening Western audiences about Arab literature and culture Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 03 April, 2019:   Professors Jaroslav Stetkevych and Suzanne Stetkevych have been named as the winners of the 2019 Cultural Personality of the Year Award at the 13th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. The husband ......read more

Fishing Winners Land Big Catch in Abu Dhabi…

Al Marzooqi, Al Mansoori claim top prizes as championship reaches Grand Prix climax at ADIMSC Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 April, 2019:  Abdul Fattah Al Marzooqi and Tariq Al Mansoori are the outright winners of the Abu Dhabi Fishing Championship which reached its conclusion with more than 170 boats taking to the water for the final Grand Prix event. Hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine ......read more

Mirza Back in Action as Emirati Looks to Capitalise on Stage Win at Tour of Egypt…

Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:  UAE National Champion, Yousif Mirza returns to action following a successful ride at the Tour of Egypt where the Emirati picked up an impressive Stage win. Mirza will provide support at the Giro di Sicilia (3-6 April) for General Classification (GC) hopeful Kristijan Durasek. Joining the team will be Jan Polanc, Simone Petilli, Ivo Oliveira, Roberto Ferrari and ......read more

DP World Unveiled Book to Mark Month of Reading…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 April, 2019:   As part of its efforts to support the UAE’s education system DP World, UAE Region unveiled its first book, the “DP World Success Story”, to be used in government and private schools as an introduction to logistics and global trade.  The book was launched by Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director of DP ......read more

21st Emirates Show Jumping Championship 2019 Determines Top Emirati Riders…

Salim Khamis Wins Division 1 category while Al Muhairi comes in first amongst Young Riders, Al Marzooqi tops Juniors’ category and Al Owais ranks top in Children’s division Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:  Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club's Salim Khamis Al Suwaidi and his horse 'Espresso' won the 21st Emirates Show Jumping Championship. This competition showcased ......read more

Experimental Artwork Al Rabi'a (The Fourth), which explores nature of human sub-consciousness and ...…

Created by visual artist Shaikha Al Ketbi, the work will be created whilst visitors are able to engage with and view the space   Abu Dhabi, 1 April 2019:   Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi’s creative hub for regional artists, will be opening an experimental, process-led space for Al Rabi’a, meaning ‘The Fourth’, led by Emirati visual artist, Shaikha Al ......read more

Almond Eye in Remarkable Victory to Win DP World Dubai Turf Race…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2019:  Dubai Turf, the $6 million horse race sponsored by DP World, had a grand ending today at the Meydan Racecourse with Almond Eye ridden by Christophe Lemaire and owned by Silk Racing Co. Ltd. emerging as the winner.  The race is one of the richest in the world and formed an exciting climax to the Dubai World Cup, one of the most ......read more

Registration opens for the 11th Edition of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award…

Awards to highlight initiatives that best support tolerance and knowledge management in sport   Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2019:  Held under the umbrella of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award has announced that registration for the 11th Edition of the Award will open on Monday, 1st April 2019, and the last day ......read more

Gaviria & Co Gearing Up for Gent-Wevelgem as UAE Team Emirates Targets More Success…

Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2019:  Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff will spearhead UAE Team Emirates’ charge for glory at Gent-Wevelgem (31 March), with the pair looking to pick up one-day race honours in Belgium.    Gaviria has looked in fine fettle since joining the Emirati formation for the 2019 UCI WorldTour season, and secured a podium finish in his most recent ......read more

SMISC board members visit Sharjah Team at Saudi Arabian Grand Prix…

March 30, 2019:  A delegation from the Board of Directors of the Sharjah Marine International Sports Club (SMISC) visited the headquarters of the Sharjah F1 Team, which is participating in the first round of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship the Saudi Grand Prix currently underway in Dammam.  The delegation, which includes Abdullah Rashid Al Salami, Humaid Ali Al Muhairi and Tariq ......read more

Arab Stars Battle Odds in Desert Challenge…

Al Qassimi, Al Rajhi face daunting victory bids as rally heads for tough five-day test   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 March, 2019:   The UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi and Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al Rajhi will be battling the odds, and event history, when they each set off in pursuit of victory tomorrow morning in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan.   After ......read more

Double Delight for Uae Team Emirates as Gaviria and Martin Pick Up Podium Places…

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:  It was double delight for UAE Team Emirates yesterday as Fernando Gaviria and Dan Martin both secured top three finishes in their respective races.     Gaviria, competing in the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne in Belgium was first up, battling hard in a sprint finish to take home second place behind eventual race winner, Dylan Groenewegen ......read more

Cacá Bueno Wins Hot and Humid Jaguar I-Pace Etrophy Race in Sanya…

Cacá Bueno from Jaguar Brazil Racing wins his first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race in Sanya, China Red flag helped Bueno cement his lead at the restart, while Simon Evans and Bryan Sellers battled for second position Four different winners in four races with Evans leading the championship Bandar Alesayi won in the PRO-AM class for the third time, extending his championship lead with a ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and du LaLiga launch new initiative to power development of Dubai's top ...…

Two players from each of Dubai’s four clubs - Al Nasr, Al Wasl, Shabab Al Ahli and Hatta – will join du LaLiga HPC’s summer program in Spain   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 26, 2019 -  Dubai Sports Council and du announced today the launch of a new partnership under du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC) that is designed to power the professional development of ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Primed for New Double Title Bid As F1H2O Series Returns to Saudi…

Torrente, Al Qemzi prepared for big challenge in season opener  26 March, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi are prepared for a major challenge when they launch their bid for a second successive double title triumph in the opening round of the 2019 UIM F1H2O World Championship in Saudi Arabia this weekend. Reigning world champion Shaun Torrente and Emirati Thani Al Qemzi who finished third in ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Wins Championship for WSK Super Master Series…

Rashid achieves tournament triumph with thrilling race victory, giving him three wins out of four rounds during his first series with Parolin Racing Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2019:  Budding Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri won the Championship for the WSK Super Master series this weekend in the Mini category. His victory at the International Circuit Napoli Sarno circuit with ......read more

Podium for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Sanya: Félix da Costa takes lead in the driver standings…

Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2019:  Sanya. António Félix da Costa (POR) celebrated his third podium of the season at the Sanya E-Prix (CHN), round six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. After 36 laps he crossed the finish line in third place in the #28 BMW iFE.18. Thanks to the 15 points he picked up, Félix da Costa now leads the driver standings with 62 points. His team-mate Alexander ......read more

Dubai Gets Ready for 21st Edition of Emirates Championship This Weekend…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the three-day event will be held at the Emirates Equestrian Centre What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Thursday, March 28th from 3:30pm onwards; Friday, March 29th from 9:00am onwards and Saturday, March 30th from 9:00am onwards Where: Emirates Equestrian Centre, Seeh Al Salam, Endurance ......read more

Conclusion of Sultan bin Zayed Show Jumping Championship…

Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2019:  Saturday evening marked the conclusion of the Sultan bin Zayed Show Jumping Championship organized by the Emirates Heritage Club under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Representative of His Highness the President and Chairman of the Emirates Heritage Club at His Highness Sultan bin Zayed Grand Hall for Equestrian in Al Khatim. The ......read more

Dubai's DESC & Choueifat and Sharjah's Al Maarifa Crowned Champs of du Football Champions Season 4…

Throngs of devoted fans at The Sevens witness the best youth football in the UAE Dubai, UAE – March 25, 2019 – The nation’s greatest youth football teams claimed their winning titles yesterday at du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, and home of the official UAE Schools Cup, Street Cup and UAE Girls Challenge. du Football Champions Season 4 drew to a close ......read more

Companies Ready to Battle at Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge…

An innovative inter-company challenge concept with UAE’s top companies participating to conquer 7 challenges in an exhilarating adventure around Dubai, to win the coveted title Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2019:   Dubai’s exhilarating, Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge, powered by LivFit and Rush-A-Way returns this year with unique team-bonding exercises to ......read more

Emirates Foundation's Think Science Fairs 2019 edition successfully conclude with 28,000 visitors ...…

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation Think Science engaged over 50 private and public sector organizations, 450 mentors and 81 science experts to guide, support and assess participating youth and their projects Abu Dhabi, UAE 24 March 2019 –  ......read more

Spectacular Closing Ceremony Celebrates Legacy of World Games Abu Dubai and Achievements of ...…

Dubai, UAE 23, March 2019:   Seven days of sporting achievement, thousands of athletes and volunteers, dozens of events, countless displays of bravery, and millions of smiles. As the final curtain falls on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the athletes, coaches, families and fans came together to not only celebrate successes on the field of play, but to also look forward ......read more

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