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Herzog & De Meuron Wins Lombard Odier Architectural Contest for Its New Global Headquarters in Bellevue

Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  The Lombard Odier Group announced today that Herzog & de Meuron has won the contest for its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Bellevue (Geneva). The world renowned architectural practice was the unanimous choice of the contest’s jury, chaired by Hugo Bänziger, Managing Partner of Lombard Odier. Eight international architectural practices participated, upon invitation, in the competition. Herzog & de Meuron’s winning project will be revealed on Monday 27th November at 11:30 AM CET at the Société Nautique de Genève. The event, in the presence of Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog, will be a live webcast.    “Herzog & de Meuron truly understood our vision of resolutely contemporary architecture, which will look  remarkable from the sky, land and ......read more

The Stats Behind UAE Team Emirates' 2017 UCI World Tour Season

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017:  With the 2017 UCI World Tour complete, UAE Team Emirates has released an infographic detailing some of the statistics behind their season.    The team, who made their UCI World Tour debut, competed in 85 races, picking up a total of 19 wins and made 54 appearances on the podium. Collectively, they covered over 285,000km and spent more than 1,800 days cycling through 28 different countries including; United Kingdom, Argentina, Belgium, France, Australia, Spain, Germany and the UAE. Slovenian, Matej Mohoric who was one of the team’s standout riders of the season, covered the most race kilometres – over 15,500, across 95 days of cycling.

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Dubai Culture Celebrates International Day for Tolerance 2017

‘Share the Culture of Your Country with Us' CSR team initiative reflects the leadership's directives to build the UAE as an international model for tolerance Dubai Public Library initiatives aim to promote tolerance, coexistence, harmony, respect for diversity and acceptance of others, while also reflecting the Authority’s vision and promoting reading Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched several initiatives to celebrate International Day for Tolerance 2017 and promote tolerance, coexistence, harmony, respect for diversity and acceptance of others, while also reflecting the Authority’s vision and promoting reading.    To mark the occasion, ......read more

Let Film Find You at the 14th Edition of the Dubai International Film Festival

The biggest film premieres of the year, the latest in Arab cinema, the industry’s most creative talent and an exciting programme of events at the Dubai Film Market  The stage is set for another year of cinematic excellence…   Dubai, November 22, 2017:  The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today unveiled its rich and diverse lineup of films and events. This year the Festival will introduce audiences to the most highly anticipated new films from around the world, alongside a diverse events programme at the Dubai Film Market (DFM) featuring some of the most creative talents working in the industry today.    The Festival, which runs 6 ......read more

Stellar Line Up of Films Added to DIFF's Diverse Cinema of the World Showcase

Dubai, 21 November 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival announces the latest additions to its ‘Cinema of the World’ programme, welcoming films from across the globe to join in what will be an unforgettable celebration of cinematic artistry at the Festival’s 14th edition. The next addition in the vibrant line-up is the critically praised ‘The Death of Stalin’, from acclaimed Scottish-Italian filmmaker Armando Iannucci. Having opened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to rave reviews, ‘The Death of Stalin’ embraces the dark humour expected from Iannucci’s films as it follows a Soviet era satire about one of the world’s most ruthless dictators. A stellar cast of Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko ......read more

Women's Sport Set for Another Boost With Dedicated Spartan Sprint

Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017:   Women’s sport in the Middle East is set to receive another boost following the announcement of the region’s first dedicated Spartan race for ladies. The team of Dubai Sports Council, Spartan Arabia, XDubai and Dubai Holding are joining forces again, following the first-ever Spartan Middle East Championship in Hatta earlier in the month, to bring the Middle East’s first Women-Only Spartan Sprint, which will be held at the Jebel Ali Race Course on December 16. The dedicated Spartan Sprint comes close on the heels of the Dubai Women’s Triathlon – the region’s first such event of its kind, held earlier in the month. “There is an increasing focus on the empowerment of women in the country, and we at Dubai Sports Council are following the lead of our ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Continue 2018 Preparations With Mitsubishi Driving Course

Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates has continued its preparations for the 2018 season by undertaking a safety driving course with official team car supplier, Mitsubishi Italia. The course, organized for UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Directors, aims to encourage and promote the safe sharing of the road between cars and bikes, as well as making sure the technical team are able to drive in all weather conditions on the 2018 UCI World Tour.    At the Tazio Nuvolari di Cervesina Circuit (Pavia), the technicians from the team got the chance to learn and test some fundamentals of driving safely on four wheels including; emergency braking, how to manage over-steering, swerving, drifting and controlling a vehicle. Each aspect was tested in simulated conditions, similar to those drivers face when driving the ......read more

Dubai Film Connection Supports Innovative Regional Cinema

13 projects shortlisted for prize pool and a chance to gain access to renowned Cannes Film Festival’s Producers Network and Tribeca Film Institute    Dubai, 21 November 2017:  Thirteen exciting film projects have been selected to take part in this year’s Dubai Film Connection (DFC), the co-production platform of the Dubai Film Market.  The regional filmmakers will attend DFC with their documentary and fiction projects in the hope of securing crucial funding and partnership opportunities to bring their films to production. Running during the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) from 6 – 13 December, DFC has helped to bring more than 300 films from across the Arab world to global audiences, securing them international recognition on the way.    DFC provides a platform for ......read more

13-Strong Lineup of World Premiere Emirati Films Confirmed for DIFF's 14th Edition

Muhr Emirati category will feature work from top local talent Dubai, 19 November 2017:  The UAE’s most talented filmmakers have had their work selected to form a 13-strong film lineup, all of which are world premieres, for the Muhr Emirati competition at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) which runs from 6-13 December. The Muhr Emirati category celebrates rising local talent from the UAE and shares their projects with a global audience. Since its inception in 2010, the competition has witnessed year on year growth as the local film industry continues to flourish.   Award-winning Emirati filmmaker Waleed Al Shehhi, whose script for ‘Dolphins’ won him the IWC Filmmaker Award at DIFF 2013, returns to the Festival with ‘Dimmed Light’ by the Emirati writer Ahmed ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Championship for Football Academies set for a “bigger and better” season two

Christian Wilhelmsson: This tournament is about developing local youth and helping them become better football players Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017:  Bigger and better, the hugely popular Dubai Sports Council Championship for Football Academies is back for season two, promising 12 weeks of action for the 66 participating teams. The tournament, which had seen around 900 players take the pitch in the first season, has attracted more than 1,300 players from more than 100 different nationalities this year, which means there will be 32 matches every weekend at the Dubai Sports City involving teams in six different age categories – Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18. The tournament, which is being organised by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in association with Royal Emirates Sports Academy (RESA), has ......read more

Eleven Films Confirmed for Arabian Nights Programme Will Share Regional Perspectives at DIFF

From Paris and Sweden to Morocco and Palestine, the 2017 Arabian Nights lineup pays homage to the cultural vibrancy of the ever-changing Arab world Dubai, 12 November 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the vibrant lineup of films for its iconic Arabian Nights programme. A favourite of Festival-goers, the 2017 edition will feature nuanced stories from regional and international filmmakers highlighting the multifaceted nature of Arabian culture. Held during the 14th Festival, from 6 – 13 December, audiences will be taken on a whirlwind journey that explores the division of borders and the humanity that can traverse them.  First in the lineup, and making his debut at the Festival, is award-winning French director Gaël Morel with his latest feature, ‘Catch The Wind’. Having ......read more

Louvre Abu Dhabi welcomes visitors on sold-out opening day

Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, welcomes museum’s first visitors  Abu Dhabi, 11 November 2017:  At 10am on Saturday 11 November, Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the public for the first time. The highly-anticipated museum welcomed thousands of visitors to see the exceptional architecture and the masterpieces displayed throughout the galleries. Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, commented: “Louvre Abu Dhabi presents a collection of exceptional artworks and artefacts that are unparalleled anywhere in the region, housed within one of the 21st century’s architectural masterpieces. After an exciting period of preparation, the opening is a truly special moment. Today, this building becomes a museum.” Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Children’s Museum welcomed young visitors ......read more

Dubai Women's Triathlon a platform for positivity: UAE Minister Noura Al Kaabi

First ladies-only triathlon in the region is a big success, attracting more than 250 participants Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017:  Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, has described the Dubai Women’s Triathlon as a platform for “positivity and happiness” after watching more than 250 women of different nationalities cross the finish line in the first such event of its kind in the Middle East. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council in association with the Dubai Ladies Club, the newest addition to Dubai’s sporting calendar got off to a successful start on Friday, attracting both triathlon regulars and first-time enthusiasts, including more than a 100 Emiratis, who were assured of complete privacy as no men were allowed ......read more

HUAWEI Celebrates Stunning Final to Round off Outstanding Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2017

HUAWEI and Dubai Sports Council strengthen global reputation for world-class tournaments Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 11, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group, the title sponsor of the 2017 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, enjoyed its integral role in the competition’s spectacular display of sporting prowess and precision organisation as the tournament drew to a dramatic close last night (Saturday), with Brazil retaining their title with a 2-0 win over Portugal. During the opening ceremony of the five-day tournament, Huawei unboxed its latest and most powerful intelligent smartphone – the Huawei Mate 10 Pro – reflecting the anticipation and excitement of both the event and the supporters. The launch was made in the presence of His Highness Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, ......read more

The Dubai Film Markets Production Fund Enjaaz in Partnership with Image Nation Supports Six Short Films

Enjaaz has supported over 300 projects to date with the mission to showcase new regional talent to audiences around the world   Dubai, 07 November 2017:  Six compelling regional short films have received support from the Dubai Film Market’s Enjaaz programme in partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, one of the leading media and entertainment companies in the Middle East. The fifth year of collaborating sees the two organisations award six talented filmmakers with 250,000 AED to start their short film projects and eventually present them to worldwide audience.  Enjaaz, the renowned production initiative, supports and inspires talented regional filmmakers with the mission of producing and bringing their projects to the big screen. Short films are an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture and ......read more

T10 cricket team Bengal Tigers unveiled its Jersey

7th November, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  The roaring team of the revolutionary T10 cricket league Bengal Tigers unveiled its jersey along with the team anthem on 6th November,2017 at Danube Properties office. Present on the unveiling were the proud owners of the team Mr. Neelesh Bhatnager - Owner of NB venture, Anis Sajan, Managing Director - Danube Group and Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman – Danube Group along with the captain of the team Sarfraz Ahmed, who is also the Pakistan Brand Ambassador for Danube Group.  With a fond passion for the cricket game, Mr. Anis Sajan Managing Director – Danube Group also known as ‘Mr. Cricket’ in UAE said:” I am thrilled to launch our Jersey and team anthem to mark the starting of a new revolutionary - T10 cricket league. The jersey will be worn across the league ......read more

It's Hero Time! Gear Up for Ten Out of Ten Action With Live Action Ben 10 Challenge

All-new live-action gameshow hosted by Ahmed Khamis, airs on Tuesday at 17:40 (KSA time) Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017:  It’s officially “Hero Time” as Cartoon Network brings to you Ben 10 Challenge – a brand-new and exhilarating live-action game show giving children from across the Middle East a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become their favourite boy hero, Ben 10! Ben 10 Challenge airs every Tuesday over a ten week period on Cartoon Network Arabic at 17:40 (KSA). The show was launched to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the channel.  Hosted by the Emirati presenter Ahmed Khamis, the live-action game show features a range of physical and mental challenges – testing participants’ speed, strength and other Ben 10 villain-conquering skills. From collecting aliens and testing knowledge ......read more

Over 60,000 little Fun Members have flocked to enjoy Fun City's 100 Days of Play Membership

100 Days of Fun proves to be a huge success across the GCC with 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99!  Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017:  Fun City’s unique unlimited play membership is officially the talk of the town, with over 60,000 little ones across the region currently taking most advantage to enjoy never-ending fun at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works outlets across the GCC.  Perfectly suited for kiddies aged one to 12, the membership has proven to be such a success that tens of thousands of families across the GCC have flocked to pick up their memberships -wherein, for just AED 99 per child – less than AED 1 per day – children become fully fledged Fun Members and enjoy unlimited access to the fun-filled, colourful world of Fun City for 100 days. And the best part is that once the ......read more

CNN International visits Palestine Museum - a gateway for emerging artists in the region

Palestinian Museum supports young artists develop their own art and help redefine the cultural landscape On this month’s edition of ‘Inside the Middle East’, CNN explores the Palestinian Museum and discovers how it is redefining a cultural landscape. Mahmoud Hawari, Director, The Palestinian Museum discusses how the museum is much more than just a building and explains to CNN how it will encourage and inspire people both locally and internationally: “It's not just a museum, it is a place where we want to really express our own culture, our own heritage and history… It is a cultural centre that we want to show first of all to our own young generations, but also to the rest of the world that we have a vibrant culture… that is worthy to preserve, to take forward to the next generations. ......read more

Pink Polo to launch exciting new 2017-2018 season at Abu Dhabi's only Royal Polo Club

Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:  Polo enthusiasts will once again be treated to the very best sporting action that the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club has to offer when the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club, kicks of what promises to be another exciting season with the popular Pink Polo Day on November 3. Now in its eighth year, the highlight of the Pink Polo event will be an exhibition match between an all women’s Beverly Hills Polo team led by Shaikha Maitha Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, against the Ghantoot Goes Pink men’s team of Nasser Al Shamsi, Abdullah Ben Dasmal, Fahad Al Qubaisi and Ahmed BuQdain. Other members of the women’s team include HRH Princess Azemah, daughter of HM King of Brueni, Germany’s Sandra Schneider, a Dubai-based PR guru and Marianele Gastagnola, a pro player, instructor and horse ......read more

Princess Haya a beacon for Arab sportswomen, says IOC Vice President

Anita DeFrantz calls on Arab women to follow her lead at Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium   Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:  Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Council, has saluted the UAE Government and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein for their contribution towards empowerment of women in sports, not just inside the country but across the region. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Princess Haya and I have a lot of respect for what she has done,” said DeFrantz in the opening session of the 13th Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium on Wednesday at the Palazzo Versace hotel. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards, HE Saeed ......read more

Diverse Storytelling Grows DIFF's Prestigious Cinema of the World Programme

Eleven of the best and brightest in global cinema join the highly anticipated lineup Audiences will be taken on a dazzling cinematic journey this December  Dubai, 01 November 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the next slate of thrilling cinema from around the globe for its celebrated Cinema of the World category. Held during the 14th Festival, the 11 new titles join a stellar lineup that will take DIFF audiences on a storytelling journey from the idyllic English countryside to the horse lords of Kyrgyzstan and the revolutionary sixties, and beyond.  The first addition in the vibrant lineup is critically appraised film ‘Darkest Hour’, from festival heavyweight Joe Wright. Having premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and already an anticipated entrant ......read more

Unique Creative Workshops from Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah At Sharjah International Children's Film Festival

Artistic training sessions inspire girls’ imaginations Sharjah, 1 November, 2017:  The Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (Sajaya), a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn (Quarter of a Century) Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, held an array of training workshops on the sidelines of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICCF) in October, aimed at nurturing the talents and creative skills of the girls at the event. The three workshops, which marked the fifth edition of the festival, were tailor-made for girls in the SICFF audiences in general and Sajaya members in particular, and were held at the Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC), and the Cultural Centres of Kalba and Khorfakkan. The first workshop, ‘Be Famous’, helped the girls to explore the basics of collage ......read more

Women to take centre stage at Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:   Empowering Women in Sports will be the theme at the 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity this Wednesday as some of the leading ladies from the from the world of sport take the dais at the Palazzo Versace hotel to share their experience with the audience. One of the initiatives of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards, the Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity has attracted an impressive list of speakers with Anita DeFrantz, a former Olympian and now Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), taking the podium first. The American will be followed by Majdouline Cherni, the Tunisian Minister of Youth and Sports, while Dr Manahel Thabet, ranked among the 30 smartest people alive and President of the World IQ Foundation, ......read more

Iran seeking some more glitter in Dubai

Ahmadzadeh: “We are in a better condition than we were at the World Cup, especially on the physical side”   Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  On a high following their best ever finish at a World Cup earlier in the summer, 2013 champions Iran are hoping to keep the momentum going at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup this week and add some more “glitter” to their trophy cabinet. Team Melli finished third at the 2017 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas after losing on penalties to Tahiti in a hard-fought semi-final, but picked up two individual awards at the sport’s showpiece event - Mohammad Ahmadzadeh won the Golden Ball, while the ever-dependent Peyman Hosseini returned home with the Golden Glove title. The Iran goalkeeper also won the award for the Goal of the ......read more

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MGM Making a Move into Dubai…

MGM Hospitality is one of the biggest casino companies in the world, and hearing that it will be developing and operating a 26-acre resort in Dubai is good news for the area. A place of extravagance and wealth, it is only fitting that the company would make a move into that area, but what of the gambling? Well this is where it gets complicated, but not impossible. The rules of the UAE are that ......read more

Russian Star Grigory Leps Rocks Crowd at Dubai Gala…

Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi. Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest ......read more

World Champions Lead Egyptian Charge to PSA World Series Finals…

Egypt qualified four men and three women for Dubai World Series Finals Line-ups led by men’s and women’s current World Champions May 9 2017, DUBAI UAE:  Egypt’s dominance of world squash continues with a seven-strong contingent of players heading to Dubai next month for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which will be played at the Dubai Opera from June ......read more

Arab Cinema Shines on the World Stage at Cannes Film Festival's Milestone 70th Edition…

Dubai, 08 May 2017: Spearheading efforts to champion Arab cinema and promote the UAE as a leading film hub for the region, a UAE delegation will embark on a journey to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Comprising key industry players including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival ......read more

Speedo© Stands Up For Drowning Prevention…

Dubai, UAE 9th May 2017. Speedo©, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has launched Swim Generation; a global initiative that aims to help contribute to the reduction of accidental drowning worldwide, striving towards a world where everyone everywhere has the right to be able to swim. In development by Speedo International since 2011, Swim Generation supports life-saving projects ......read more

IWC at the Beijing International Film Festival - Young Talents, New Tales, One Tradition…

Beijing, 8 May 2017:  At the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival, IWC Schaffhausen hosted an exclusive “For the Love of Cinema” gala dinner to celebrate the achievements of young Chinese filmmakers. Among the celebrities and VIP guests attending the event at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing were IWC brand ambassadors Zhou Xun and 2017 Academy Award nominee Dev Patel. ......read more

Power Management Company Eaton Kicks Off Partnership with Manchester City Football Club…

Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2017 – Power management company Eaton has announced it has become the official home energy storage partner of Manchester City Football Club in the UK. The multi-year deal reflects the club’s outstanding commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.  The partnership marks the launch of a limited edition of Eaton’s xStorage Home, one of the most ......read more

Shah Rukh Khan Back in Dubai to Shoot Sequel to Award-winning #BeMyGuest Film…

Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2017:  Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan arrived in Dubai on 6 May to shoot the sequel to the award-winning #BeMyGuest film with the second phase of the promotional campaign film to be done in collaboration with well-known Indian film director Kabir Khan. With millions of fans around the world faithfully following his every move, Shah Rukh Khan, or SRK,  will continue ......read more

Podium Finish for Roberto Ferrari…

UAE Team Emirates’ Roberto Ferrari second in sprint at stage two of 100th Giro d’Italia Saturday, 06 May 2017, United Arab Emirates:  The curtain was drawn on stage two of the 100th Giro d’Italia with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian rider Roberto Ferrari crossing the finish line amongst the top three alongside Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo).  Ferrari took ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Football Tournament Closes With ADNOC Champions…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 07 May, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the conclusion of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017, with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) claiming the tournament cup. ADNOC participated with two teams ADNOC (A), ......read more

41 Companies Compete in 14 Different Events in DIP Corporate Sports Championships…

Dubai, May 6, 2017: Dubai Investments Park [DIP], the unique integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East and wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, announced that 41 companies across the park competed in 14 different events as part of the 11th DIP Corporate Sports championships – conducted by YalaSports, which concluded last month. Companies ......read more

A New World Record for IMAGINE at Dubai Festival City…

Global attraction, IMAGINE, breaks second GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest permanent projection mapping in the world  Dubai, UAE, 6 May 2017:  Dubai Festival City, welcomed thousands of visitors to Festival Bay on the evening of Thursday 4th May as part of the launch of its second record-breaking IMAGINE show – A Child’s Dream.  At the event, ......read more

Global Village wins Dubai Service Excellence Scheme Award for 2017…

In recognition of its excellence during its 21st season Global Village sets a new record for excellence in guest satisfaction at the level of the entertainment sector. Global Village has achieved new records in guest overall experience satisfaction throughout the 21st season. Dubai, UAE, May 4, 2017:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President ......read more

Helpful Tips on How to Buy a Quality Used Piano…

Buying a used piano can be tedious because there are a lot of things to consider. The main factors to be considered when you buy used piano; the type of the piano that you need, the condition of the piano, its origin, the maintenance it went through, and the price of the piano - these are all important to make sure that you get the right value for your money. To make it easier for you, here ......read more

Abu Dhabi to Host the Prestigious 2017 South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)…

Supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, SIIMA - South Indian International Movie Awards to be held for first time in Abu Dhabi on 30th June & 1st July     Abu Dhabi, May 3, 2017: Abu Dhabi for the first time will host SIIMA - South Indian International Movie Awards on 30th June and 1st July 2017 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Supported by TCA, the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' to Tackle Centennial Giro D'Italia…

Rui Costa to lead UAE Team Emirates at the first Grand Tour of the season  United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 02 May 2017: Portuguese rider and winner of this year’s Abu Dhabi Tour Rui Costa will lead a seven man strong UAE Team Emirates line-up at the 100th Giro d’Italia. Starting in Naples, the first Grand Tour of the season takes place from Friday 5 May - Sunday 28 May with ......read more

OMEGA to serve as Official Timekeeper of the Diamond League in Doha…

Dubai, UAE, May 1, 2017:  When the IAAF Diamond League reaches Doha, Qatar, on May 5th, OMEGA will be on hand as the event’s Official Timekeeper.  The Swiss brand is widely known for its expertise in athletics timekeeping, especially through its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games.  Raynald Aeschlimann, the President and CEO of OMEGA, said, “The IAAF ......read more

Abu Dhabi Film Commission and Yash Raj Films Collaborate on Salman Khan's Next Blockbuster, Tiger ...…

•    Tiger Zinda Hai is the fifth Indian film to shoot in the UAE Capital •    At 65 days, it will be Abu Dhabi’s longest-yet shooting schedule   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 1 May 2017: Abu Dhabi Film Commission is set to welcome one of India’s most anticipated Bollywood movies, Tiger Zinda Hai. The Yash Raj Films production will have its longest ......read more

IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa…

30 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE Dear Media Partners, You are invited to a press conference for the launch of the 2017 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa, hosted by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The press conference will be followed by a panel discussion and in-depth analysis of economic developments, growth ......read more

Carnival Entertainment Celebrates the Beauty of Indian Married Women in UAE at the Prestigious Mrs ...…

 DUBAI, April 30th, 2017: The Mrs India Dubai International 2017 Event, held at the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai witnessed a spectacular evening jam-packed with audiences as they watched the show unfold. Jyoti Dave was crowned the winner while Sadia Pathan Baig and Radhika Sharma emerged as the first and second runners up respectively. The beauty pageant, which is ......read more

Sennheiser Teams up With Behind the Scenes to Host Sennheiser Sound Academy in Dubai…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates- April 30, 2017 – Behind the Scenes, a leading Dubai-based production house, has successfully hosted a workshop detailing the audio aspects of cinematography with the support of Sennheiser Middle East. The free to attend five-day event, which received the patronage of partner organizers Dubai Studio City, Dubai Culture, DIFF and technology sponsor VITEC. The ......read more

Winning submission for The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2017 unveiled…

DUNESCAPE, the award-winning submission inspired by the desert environment was installed at NYU Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), unveiled the winning submission of the fifth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award at the NYU ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Line-Up for the 100th Giro D'italia Confirmed…

Rui Costa heads-up a strong nine-man team for the first Grand Tour of the season United Arab Emirates. Thursday, 28 April 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ today unveiled the line-up of the nine riders that will take part in the 100th Giro d’Italia at a special event at the new team headquarters in Magnago, Milan.  Spearheading the team will be Portuguese rider and winner of ......read more

MENA Broadcast Anti-piracy Coalition Celebrates Purge of Satellite Pirate Channels in Region…

Dubai, April 28, 2017: The MENA Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition is celebrating after public commitments by all its satellite provider members to remove pirate channel clients by the 4th May 2017.  The breakthrough came at the Coalition’s 10th meeting in Dubai attended by the region’s major broadcasters and satellite providers.  All but one of the satellite ......read more

Facebook Celebrates Innovative Arab Developers at the F8 Conference…

27 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing Arab developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April. Arab developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they created for their local communities and ......read more

A Night in with Netflix…

What: A Night in with Netflix Who: Media and celebrities from across the region. Where: Inked Dubai    Dubai, UAE - April 27, 2017: Last night, Netflix hosted “A Night In With Netflix” - a unique event - showcasing the world of entertainment available on the streaming platform across the Middle East.     Guests were thrilled to walk in the shoes of ......read more

Audemars Piguet Golf Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger Wins in Shenzhen…

Dubai, UAE - April 27th 2017 – With his Royal Oak Chronograph 26320ST.OO.1220ST.01 on the wrist, Bernd Wiesberger lifted the trophy at the Shenzhen International on Sunday April 23rd, 2017. Bernd’s fourth European Tour win confirms the ultimate reward for his very impressive and consistent form over the last 12 months. He had to resist an incredible charge back from Tommy ......read more

Dubai Festival City to launch new major show – IMAGINE, A Child's Dream…

Fireworks and Free Live Concert on 4th May Dubai, UAE, 24 April 2017:  Dubai Festival City is hosting a free event on 4th May 2017 to launch its newest show, IMAGINE – A Child’s Dream. Shoppers are promised an evening of stellar entertainment with jaw-dropping fireworks, and for the first time in the UAE, a live performance by the winner of The Voice Kids Arabia 2016, Lynn Al ......read more

The Mysteries of Science Unveiled at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival…

Ukraine scientists show there’s nothing to fear… Sharjah, 24 April, 2017: A troupe of Ukrainian scientists and lab technicians has marked its Middle East debut by entertaining thousands of youngsters – and parents – at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah until April 29. From levitation with a simple balloon and ......read more

Du LaLiga HPC Crowned as First Champions of the UAE FA Academy League…

•    League-leaders du LaLiga HPC defeat UAE juggernauts Al Ain FC 8-0 in match of the season •    du LaLiga HPC remain undefeated in inaugural season with 11 successive wins 24 April 2017, Dubai, UAE – This week has seen the culmination of the first season of the UAE FA Academy League (FAAL), the official youth football league that has ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Aim for Top Result at Tour de Romandie…

Meinjtes and Ulissi set sights on General Classification at Tour de Romandie Saturday, 22 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ duo  Louis Meinjtes and Diego Ulissi are focused on achieving strong results at this week’s Tour de Romandie which starts on Tuesday, April 25 with a Prologue time-trial in Aigle (Switzerland), and finishes five days later in ......read more

Top Ten Finish for UAE Team Emirates' Diego Ulissi at 81st La Flèche Wallonne…

Ulissi finishes 10th at The Walloon Arrow and looks ahead to Liège–Bastogne–Liège Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’, all-rounder Diego Ulissi finished in top 10 at - La Flèche Wallonne – on Wednesday 18 April 2017 which was won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The 200.5 kilometers race starting from Binche concluded on the steep Mur de Huy. The ......read more

Global Village's award for Media Excellence, and Mostafa Abdul Azim won Global Village's award for ...…

Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Anjana Kumar from GN Xpress Newspaper went on to win Best Coverage in English Publications, Derek Baldwin of Gulf News won Best Article in an English publication, Prince B. Naiyer from Malyalam Manorama won Best Coverage in Asian Media while Firos Khan won Best Article in the Asian Media category. Christopher Maxwell from Time Out Dubai won the award for Best Coverage ......read more

Dubai Culture to Showcase the Emirate's Cultural, Artistic and Heritage Highlights at Arabian ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April, 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its participation in Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM) – the leading global platform for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry – as part of Dubai Tourism’s stand at the event. Now in its ......read more

Day 2 Newsroom Roundup…

20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Today concludes F8 2017, our annual two-day event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. In the opening keynote, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer talked about our goal to develop technology that will help everyone build global community. To do that, we're investing in three foundational ......read more

KEGS Crowned 2017 Conares Golf Society League Champions…

Sharjah – April 20, 2017: The Conares Golf Society League 17 final held at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club with the last two golf societies from around the Emirates left to decide who could become the winners of the best amateur tournament in the Middle East (2013-15). KEGS and Sport2Business (2) lined out their best squad of players to compete in this double match play betterball ......read more

duFC's UAE Girls Challenge Winners Experience Trip of a Lifetime at Old Trafford…

Dubai’s youth female champions witness an unforgettable match at Old Trafford as their heroes Manchester United take on league leaders Chelsea in electric atmosphere with over 75,000 fans Winning girls team recognized for their superior skills and pro-attitude by Manchester United coaches Dubai, UAE – 19 April 2017 – The duFC’s UAE Girls Challenge winning team ......read more

Etihad Rail employees visit Wahat Al Karama…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April 2017:  Etihad Rail employees visited the Wahat Al Karama memorial site in commemoration of the sacrifices made by the UAE’s brave martyrs. Wahat Al Karama, which means “the oasis of dignity”, is a permanent tribute to the Emiratis who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation. A group of staff members toured the national landmark to ......read more

Facebook F8 Day 1: News Recap and Assets…

Day 1 Newsroom Roundup Today marks the first day of F8 2017, our annual event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and millions watched the keynote via Facebook Live. Mark Zuckerberg opened the conference to talk about how technology can help us ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Aim for a Top Ten at 81st La Flèche Wallonne…

Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi to tackle notorious climb of the 'Mur de Huy' 19 April 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates, led by in-form Portuguese rider Rui Costa, is heading to the second Ardennes Classics of the season and first of two Belgian races- La Flèche Wallonne – this Wednesday 18 April 2017 with hopes of a top ten result following the climb of the ......read more

Incredible Line Up Heading to Dubai for PSA Dubai World Series Finals…

•    World’s top eight male and female squash players heading to Dubai •    Men’s line up finalized, includes Dubai defending champion Gregory Gaultier and Karim Abdel Gawad who will be world number one next month April 18 2017, DUBAI UAE – After a thrilling finish in the last qualifying event for the 2017 PSA Dubai World Series Finals ......read more

UAE Team Emirates‘ Anass Ait EL Abdia Conquers Tour Du Maroc…

El Abdia clinches the Tour Du Maroc Yellow Jersey as Overall Race Winner 18 April 2017, Dubai - United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ rider and Moroccan National Champion Anass Ait el Abdia, sealed the General Classification title at the tenth and final stage of the Tour Du Maroc (Rabat-Casablanca, which was won by Galdoune), thanks primarily to his victory in the fourth stage, ......read more

Al Jazira Club Thrash E-Sports; du LaLiga HPC Maintain the Lead; Al Ahli Club Take Another Hit on ...…

Week 10 of the du UAE FA Academy League Results Dubai, UAE - 17 April 2017 – In the final weeks in the nation’s du UAE FA Academy League week 10 saw the top teams battling it out against strong contenders to hold on to their lead.  With goals galore scored throughout the weekend it was du LaLiga HPC and EFF who kept their lead at the top of the league table. Over in Abu ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Annual Football Challenge Kicked off…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: April 16, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the kick off of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017. The tournament, which is the second to take place, has become known to attract highly competitive teams from different ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission Partners with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children and Reel Cinemas ...…

In Support of The Year of Giving 2017 in the UAE Dubai, UAE; 16 April 2017: In line with its commitment to ‘The Year of Giving’, as declared the by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) launched the first of many initiatives that it’s planning to run throughout the ......read more

du Football Champions awarded Gold for its successful engagement of UAE youth…

April 15, 2017 – Dubai, UAE – duFC, a partnership with LaLiga, which created the only international scouting platform in the Middle East and featuring the UAE’s Schools and Streets Cups, received a Gold award for the Best Sport Marketing Campaign of the year at the 2017 SPIA awards last night. This latest award follows earlier awards which recognized the platform for quality ......read more

Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi Steers Peugeot 3008DKR to Victory…

The first Emirati in 25 years to create history at the FIA calendar-marked challenge Dubai, April 15, 2017 – The PEUGEOT 3008DKR scorched the best time on the fifth and final stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, with UAE’s celebrated racing driver on the wheel, Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, who claimed an historic overall victory on the third round of 2017 FIA Cross ......read more

ADFC Showcases Abu Dhabi at International Film Locations Event…

  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 April 2017: A delegation from Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) and twofour54 has been in Los Angeles drumming up business for Abu Dhabi’s growing film and television production industry. Manager of Abu Dhabi Film Commission, Jassim Al Nowais and twofour54’s Head of Production Mick Flannigan were among the team who attended the AFCI Locations Show and ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens Third Edition of World Art Dubai…

DUBAI’S PREMIER ART FAIR MAKES ART ACCESSIBLE TO ALL Four-day art fair offers new opportunities for aspiring collectors to connect with affordable works of art by more than 150 artists and galleries Global art sales valued at USD45 billion with half of all affordable art transactions concluded below the USD1,200 mark  Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin ......read more

Dubai Garden Glow hosts children's musical evenings on weekends…

The event partners with Sing & Swing Training Center to celebrate young musical talents Dubai - April 12, 2017: The Children’s Musical Evenings, hosted at Zabeel Park as part of Dubai Garden Glow, the city’s leading family entertainment destination with a first unique glow theme park in the Middle East, comes back with exciting performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday ......read more

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