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#MyDubai Competition offers Expatriates the Chance to Win a Trip for their Friends and Family to Visit Dubai

Dubai residents stand a chance of winning two Emirates return tickets for friends and family to visit them in the city Dubai, UAE; 17 October 2018: Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced the launch of a new social media competition under the #MyDubai initiative, offering Dubai residents the chance to win two Emirates return tickets for their friends and family to visit them in the city. Reflecting the enduring importance of Dubai’s largely expatriate population in acting as advocates for the city, the competition calls on all residents to share compelling moments in their lives that highlight the diverse culture and soul of the city. Participants can submit their entries on the MyDubai Facebook page, or simply upload to their personal Instagram and Twitter accounts by using ......read more

Xpress Money Signs Up As The Principal Sponsor of the Bengal Tigers in the T10 League

Led by English cricketer, Sam Billings, the team features top players from around the world Dubai, UAE, October 17  2018:  Xpress Money, has signed up as the principal sponsor of the T10 League team, Bengal Tigers. The second season of the T10, which recently became an International Cricket Council (ICC) sanctioned tournament, is being held from 21st November at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.  Bengal Tigers, which is being coached by legendary cricketer, Stephen Fleming, features top cricketers from around the world. Some of the names include Sunil Narine from West Indies, Jason Roy from England, Mujeeb Ur Rahman from Afghanistan‎, Morne Morkel from South Africa, and Kusal Perera from Sri Lanka. The brand ambassadors of the team are renowned cricketers Sarfaraz Ahmed from Pakistan and Tamim Iqbal Khan from ......read more

BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai introduces 11 new shows with a new line up of performances from various regions of India

Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has launched a brand-new line-up of entertainment filled with exuberant music, songs and dance starting 15 October.  Guests can immerse themselves in the vibrant sights, sounds and colours of India through 11 new live street entertainment shows held in the park throughout the day, including folk dances, cultural performances and Bollywood-themed acts. All these shows will be included in the ticket price, making it the ideal family day out. Moira Casey, Marketing Director of Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, said: “BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai is a truly spectacular theme park – and now it is even more special, with our new street ......read more

Innovative Solar House Prototype by Baitykool competes for prestigious Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 Award

University teams from UAE, Palestine, & France collaborate to create a remarkable energy saving prototype Winner of the best prototype to be chosen during Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 taking place from 14th to the 29th of November Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy along with the French Embassy in the United Arab Emirates are proudly supporting Baitykool, a solar house prototype project, in its bid to win the best concept and building of an ecological dwelling based only on solar energy, at the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018.    Developed in collaboration with students from Amity University (Dubai), Bordeaux University (France), Arts et Métiers School ENSAM (France), Architecture and Landscape, School ......read more

Magic Man Mirza Looking to End Season on High as UAE Teamemirates Announce Guangxi Line-up

Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:  Yousif Mirza will be part of the final UAE Team Emirates selection for the 2018 UCI World Tour season as the UAE National Champion heads to China for the Tour of Guangxi (16 – 21 October). The Emirati superstar will provide support for team captain Fabio Aru, who is looking to end his season on a high and get his first win in UAE Team Emirates colours.    Joining the two riders in Southern China will be team-mates Jan Polanc, Alexandr Riabushenko, Ben Swift, Matteo Bono and Oliviero Troia. The riders will be guided through the six-stage race by Sports Directors Philippe Mauduit and Bruno Vicino.   Commenting ahead of the race Yousif Mirza said: “This has been the most remarkable season for me – my second as a professional cyclist. I retained my status as the ......read more

SICFF 2018 Tells the UAE's Youth ‘It's Great to be Different'

Opens children’s film festival with the screening of unique youth animation series, Zafari    Sharjah, October 14, 2018 :  The region’s leading children and youth film festival, the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival 2018 (SICFF 2018) has got its sixth annual show on the road, conveying the important message of the world’s need to accept and celebrate each other’s differences through the part screening of the cg animated children’s television series by Montreal-based Digital Dimension, “Zafari”, created by David Dozoretz. Animation veteran Dozoretz’s past credits include Star Wars, Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Titan A.E., Yogi Bear, and other award-winning productions.  Premiered for the first time in the Middle East, The show’s ......read more

Egypt Sports Minister Dr Subhi to attend Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity

Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Dr. Ashraf Subhi, Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sport, will be one of the speakers at the 14th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity, which will be held at Mina Al-Salam Hotel on October 31, under the theme “Empowerment of Youth in the Sport Field”. Organised under the banner of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards, the Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity will see Dr Subhi talk about the role of youth in boosting the future of sports and their role in the development of the sports sector. Dr Subhi, who took over as the Sports Minister in June, is one of Egypt’s most prominent sports personalities, having served in different administrative positions at a number of sports clubs and federations. He was Manager of Public ......read more

Caribbean Coaching Class to Grace the UAE T20x

Sir Vivian Richards, Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh, Ricardo Powell, Phil Simmons and Vasbert Drakes look to add Caribbean flavour to the inaugural UAE T20x franchise league Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sunday, 14 October 2018:   UAE T20x announced the names of some legendary Caribbean coaches who will be a part of UAE’s first ever international cricket league. The five franchises will be eyeing these iconic personalities and will seek to pick these superstars in the draft, which is scheduled to take place in November. The star-studded coach and mentor pool, now consists of close to 180 accomplished career coaches and former cricketers from 16 nations.  Caribbean fans will be thrilled to see cricketing heroes such as Sir Vivian Richards and Brian Lara who will serve as mentors to budding talent in the upcoming UAE ......read more

Synx, Pand.ai, and AIMLedge named winners of startAD's Artificial Intelligence Venture Launchpad

Shortlisted startups showcased to investors and experts after being selected from more than 200 global applicants The three AI startups were selected from 10 shortlisted finalists Abu Dhabi, October 13, 2018:   startAD, the accelerator and entrepreneurship hub anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi and powered by Tamkeen, announced Synx, Pand.ai, and AIMLedge as the winning startups of its inaugural Artificial Intelligence (AI) Venture Launchpad.    Synx, which uses a service that automates time-consuming machine learning processes, allowing data scientists and engineers to train, deploy, and run models at scale, was selected by both Etihad Aviation Group and UAE Exchange as the winning team.    With its pitch, Synx received the Etihad Innovation Kickstarter Award, which will enable the startup to ......read more

Germany take top honours at the inaugural ‘Six-a-Side' mini football World Cup

DUBAI – October 13, 2018:   Germany beat Poland 1-0 in the final match of the inaugural edition of the ‘Six-a-Side’ mini football World Cup held in Lisbon. The lone goal of the match was scored by Germany's Nicklaus Koble.   Organised by International Socca Federation (ISF), the inaugural edition of Socca 6 World Cup took place in the iconic Praça do Comércio in Lisbon’s city centre. Best national teams of 32 countries from around the world competed in the week-long tournament.  Poland won against hosts Portugal 2 - 1 in the first semi-final to set up a final battle with Germany, who beat Russia 4 - 3 in the second semi-final. The jury awarded the fair play trophy to Pakistan for an exemplary show of discipline and sportsmanship.  Mr. Shahzeb Mahmood Trunkwala, Vice ......read more

Sharjah Book Authority Strengthens Ties With International Publishers at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2018:  The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is furthering its mission to promote Sharjah’s and the UAE’s cultural project at the world’s leading event of its kind – the Frankfurt International Book Fair, whose 70th edition is currently underway with participation of 7,000 exhibitors from 105 countries. Through its participation in international book events, SBA aims to share the UAE’s and the Arab world’s literary and cultural contributions and advances with the world. The authority also represents its cultural subsidiaries working to promote the UAE’s flourishing publishing industry and opening up new channels of communication to build stronger relations and partnerships with international counterparts.  SBA has used their participation to promote the upcoming ......read more

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi launches German translation of the book ‘Words of a Leader: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan'

As part of its participation at the 70th edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair Abu Dhabi, 11 October 2018:   In the presence of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) yesterday launched a German language version of the book “Words of a Leader: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan”, as part of its participation at the 70th edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair.  Featuring selected quotes from Sheikh Zayed, the book has been published in Arabic on the occasion of the Year of Zayed, which marks the centennial of the late Founding Father, and has also been made available in English and French, with the Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Hindi translations to follow. HE Mohamed Khalifa Al ......read more

2018 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup draw - UAE get Brazil, Spainand Egypt

1) As a technology company, why do you partner with and invest in sports initiatives?  • At Huawei, we believe in the importance of health, fitness and meaningful connections between communities. We are always on the lookout for opportunities that empower individuals and allows them to express themselves – so what’s a better way to do it than a sports activity that brings teams together from all over the world.    2) Why did Huawei choose the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup in Dubai? • The Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup in Dubai 2017 was a great success for everyone involved; participants, organizers and sponsors alike. Our participation last year showed us a great deal of effort invested by the Government of Dubai in general, and the Dubai Sports Council in particular, to encourage ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Tackle Tour of Turkey as Ulissi & Co Look to Retain the Title

Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates will be looking to defend their Tour of Turkey title this year with Italian, Diego Ulissi once again leading the charge for the Emirati team. Ulissi will look to capture the victory and show why the team has decided to renew his contract for another two years (2019-2020). He will be the beacon for the team in the six stages of this World Tour race, taking place from 9 to 14 October.   Joining Ulissi will be teammates: Anass Ait El Abdia (Morocco), Simone Consonni (Italy), Valerio Conti (Italy), Kristijan Durasek (Croatia), Vegard Stake Laengen (Norway) and Przemyslaw Niemiec (Poland). The riders will be guided through the race by Sports Directors Marco Marzano and Simone Pedrazzini.    Commenting ahead of the race, Diego Ulissi said: “I have fantastic ......read more

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2018 FactSheet

Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018: Date: 29-30 November and 1 December 2018 Tickets Thursday: Free Entry General Admission Friday: AED 315 in advance / AED 420 on the day General Admission Saturday: AED 315 in advance / AED 420 on the day General Admission Season Tickets: AED 525 in advance / AED 630 on the day Reserved Seating Friday and Saturday: AED 735 per person if booking for group of 20 or more AED 820 per person - minimum two bookings Corporate Hospitality Friday and Saturday: AED 31,500 per table per day or AED 2,100 per person per day History From what started 49 years ago with a small group of British expats at Dubai Exiles RFC, the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens has grown into one of the world's premiere Sevens events. Back in 1970, there were just a few players and a handful of fans scattered along ......read more

Rui Returns: Costa, Aru & Martin Looking to Make an Impact in Italian One-day Races

Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  The racing continues to come thick and fast for UAE Team Emirates as they face three back to back events in Italy. The team will line-up for the Tre Valli Varesine (9 October), Milano-Torino (10 October) and at the Gran Piemonte (11 October).   Making his return to the Emirati team will be Rui Costa, who secured a top 10 finish at the World Championships in Innsbruck and will lead the line-up at  Tre Valli Varesine. Supporting the former World Champion will be teammates: Andrea Bagioli, Matteo Bono, Edward Ravasi, Aleksandr Riabushenko, Ben Swift and Oliviero Troia.   Meanwhile, Milano-Torino will see the return of two of UAE Team Emirates’ stars – former Italian National Champion, Fabio Aru and Tour de France stage winner, Dan Martin. The pair will join Rui Costa ......read more

JOHNSON'S® Baby Right Start Initiative seeks to certify birth of 91 million unregistered babies in MEA

October 08 recognized as International Birth Registration Day JOHNSON’S® Baby has teamed up with Save the Children to launch The Right Start Initiative, a program that seeks to drive demand for the birth registration of over 91 million babies in Middle East and Africa .  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8th October, 2018:   Today, 230 million babies around the world, and 91 million babies in the region alone do not have birth certificates, resulting in a lack of basic human rights, needs and protection. As well as causing immediate issues, this lack of identity can also lead to displacement, statelessness, and the inability to prove that a child is a minor in the eyes of the law. The Right Start Initiative was launched in Ethiopia and Lebanon this month, where governments are actively trying to register ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Confirm Contract Renewals for Dynamic Duo

Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has confirmed the contract extensions of Norwegian National Champion, Vegard Stake Laengen and Jan Polanc, with the duo signing two-year extensions.    Laengen, who performed amicably at the recent World Championships and led the breakaway until the final 20km said: "I'm very happy for the chance to continue for another two years with UAE Team Emirates. We are a united group. I get along very well with my team-mates and the staff, the atmosphere is motivating and it helps me better my performance, allowing me to take advantage of special moments like what we saw in the National Championship and the recent worlds. I can't wait to share more of these moments with the team.”   Commenting on his new deal, Jan Polanc said: “I couldn't ......read more

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai's Fright Nights offer something for everyone this Halloween

Halloween celebrations taking place each weekend from 18th of October to 3rd of November Experience a family-friendly Halloween during the day Discover two scare zones and a live SAW Maze at night Dubai, 7th October 2018:   MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park is the go-to destination this Halloween. The park will transform into a ghoulish experience after dark, with its two zombies scare zones and live SAW Maze.   Debuting for the very first time in the UAE and the region, get ready to experience the true-to-film themed maze based on the terrifying movies SAW, one of the most successful horror films franchise, every weekend from 18th of October to 3rd of November.   Play a game with Billy at the SAW maze for the ultimate blood chilling Halloween ......read more

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Launches Volunteering Recruitment Drive

Dubai, UAE, October 06, 2018:  A special volunteer registration event is being held this weekend at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi to encourage UAE residents to participate in the world’s biggest sports and humanitarian event of 2019.    Taking place from 14 – 21 March next year, Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will require 20,000 volunteers to help host the event.   The event at Yas Mall featured meet-and-greets with Special Olympics UAE athletes, Unified Zumba sessions, and interactive games to find out more about the different volunteering roles available at the World Games next year.    Gymnast Alia Al Zaabi demonstrated her talent with a lively gymnastics performance met with cheers from the crowd.    Certified Zumba instructor Clari Lehmkul, who will compete for ......read more

HHC looks forward to collaborating with Louvre Abu Dhabi to boost UAE's cultural heritage

Dubai, UAE, October 06, 2018:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is looking forward to collaborate with Louvre Abu Dhabi in promoting the UAE’s rich cultural heritage. The HHC recently visited Louvre Abu Dhabi to explore ways of future cooperation between the Center and the world-renowned art and civilization museum. The HHC delegation, headed by H.E. Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, CEO of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, included a number of heads of departments and officials of the Center. They had a healthy exchange of ideas and proposals with Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, on the local heritage aspect of the UAE.   H.E. Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook said: “We look forward to working with Louvre Abu Dhabi. With our strong background in promoting Emirati culture, values and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Announce Line Ups for Two-day Italian Bonanza

Dubai, UAE, October 06, 2018:  As the UCI World Tour 2018 creeps into its final month, riders are gearing up to tackle the Giro dell’Emilia and the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli.    This will be the final opportunity for someone to pick up a victory on this year’s tour, and leading the charge for UAE Team Emirates will be Jan Polanc. The Slovenian will rely on support from teammates: Matteo Bono, Ben Swift, Alexandr Riabushenko, Manuele Mori, Simone Petilli and Edward Ravasi for the Giro dell’Emilia, whilst Oliviero Troia will be drafted into the team to replace Edward Ravasi for the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli.   Guiding the team across the two days of racing will be Sports Director, Daniele Righi who said: “The Giro dell'Emilia is more demanding. With the five climbs up San Luca, ......read more

A STAR IS BORN: In Cinemas next Thursday 11th October!

Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:  In “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life.  Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.   In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture.  Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally.  She has ......read more

Registration open for the 4th MITEF Saudi Startup Competition

Competition organised in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel and MITEF Global December 25, 2018 deadline for application submissions  Funding of over SAR 325,000 awarded to winners at closing ceremony in the Eastern Region, Saudi Arabia, on March 2, 2019 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2018:   The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum Saudi Arabia, a chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Global in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel, the Community Jameel initiative, has announced that registration is open for its fourth annual Saudi Startup Competition. This year’s edition will be held under the slogan “Challenge Yourself” and aims to nurture entrepreneurship and stimulate entrepreneurs in the Kingdom to contribute effectively to achieving the goals of Saudi Vision ......read more

Protecting People from Bullying and Harassment By Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety

Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:  Everyone deserves to feel safe on Facebook, and it's important that we help people who encounter bullying and harassment online. Today, we're introducing new tools and programs so people can better control unwanted, offensive or hurtful experiences on Facebook. New comment moderation, reporting, and appeal tools We are giving you more control over how people interact with your posts on Facebook because comments can sometimes be used to bully or harass people. We're introducing a way for people to hide or delete multiple comments at once from the options menu of their post. This feature is rolling out on desktop and Android and will be available on iOS in the coming months. We are also testing ways to more easily search for and block offensive words from appearing in ......read more

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First Qualifer of the 2018 Nations Tour Comes to a Thrilling Conclusion…

9th April, Dubai, UAE:   The first qualifier of 2018 Nations Tour presented by OMEGA concluded on 5 April at the Address Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai, with a thrilling finish between the top three qualifying teams. The two-ball tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format saw Caroline Rosentock and Karin Schmedes from Team Germany take the first place on a countback in the ......read more

Global Village sets a new record after drawing smiles on faces of more than 6 million guests and ...…

Dubai, 9 April 2018 –   Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, closed the gates on its biggest ever season on 7th of April 2018. The successful season 22 ended with a record breaking attendance of more than 6 million guests over its 158 days of operation achieved while successfully ......read more

Kristoff Leads UAE Team Emirates to Paris-Roubaix as Riders Gear Up for ‘A Sunday in Hell'…

Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has announced another strong line-up for one of the biggest races of the UCI World Tour season, Paris–Roubaix, as the group of riders look to beat the formidable ‘Hell of the North’. The majority of the team have already participated in races in northern Europe, with the exception of one, Roberto Ferrari, who comes in to replace ......read more

Riabushenko Snatches Second at Tour of Basque Country…

Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexandr Riabushenko produced a scintillating ride on Wednesday evening to snatch second place in stage three of the Vuelta al País Vasco. The young Belarusian, who joined the side as a trainee in 2017, was unlucky to not take first place after a thrilling bunched sprint finish, which saw Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) claim the stage ......read more

Dubai Culture Supports ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018'…

Consolidating the values and principles of the late Sheikh Zayed in the minds and souls of future generations in the UAE  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has supported the ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018’, which was launched by Infinity ......read more

Mirza Secures Momentous UAE National Championship Double…

Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza sealed a UAE National Championship double, after the Emirati finished first in the Time Trial event on Saturday afternoon, adding to his record-breaking Road Race victory last weekend. The win – his third consecutive in the UAE National Championship Time Trial – adds to what is becoming a remarkable season for the ......read more

Kristoff Out to Cause Upset as UAE Team Emirates Announce Tour of Flanders Line-up…

Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ European Champion Alexander Kristoff is hoping he can cause an upset at the upcoming Tour of Flanders and rediscover the form that saw him win the 2015 edition. The Norwegian has finished in the top 10 in each of his last five appearances in this race and goes into it with hopes of replicating his early season form that saw him pick up ......read more

Prokop, Quintanilla Celebrate First Victories in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan…

Saudi Arabia’s Al Shegawi wins T2 crown in Nissan Patrol, Spaniards capture buggies title, Dutchman Koolen is crowned quads champion   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 March, 2018:   Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla completed their paths to victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan today, avoiding any late dramas as the event ......read more

A world of entertainment, this April on ITV Choice…

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 26 March 2018 - ITV Choice kicks off April with an extraordinary new game show, Change Your Tune. Hosted by Baz Ashmawy, this unique singing competition challenges five truly terrible singers to 'change their tune'. In front of a live studio audience, contestants start the show by displaying just how bad they really are, before undergoing weeks of ......read more

Reading is Fundamental at Emirates Post Group…

27 March, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  Emirates Post Group (EPG) organised reading activities supporting the ‘UAE Reading Month’ initiative. The initiative launched in 2016, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and reinforced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ......read more

Dubai's Best Youth Footballers Secure Their Spots in du Football Champions' National Semi-Finals…

Dubai, UAE – 27 March 2018 –   The highly anticipated Dubai knockouts stage of the official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official youth football tournament, saw a fantastic line up of the strongest Dubai Schools and Streets Cups teams competing for the few remaining spots in the national semi-finals of du Football Champions, where they will meet their ......read more

Golden Mile Galleria's Kids' Carnival promises four days of fun, food and entertainment…

Dubai, 27 March 2018:   Wondering what to do over the weekend to keep the kids entertained?  Head over to Golden Mile Galleria which will transform into a colourful carnival with a host of thrilling skills-based games, live entertainment and mouthwatering food for two consecutive weekends: 30/31 March and 6/7 April. Children will be enthralled by a full carnival atmosphere with ......read more

Jillian Bosolo adjudged Spinneys Cup winner…

DUBAI – March 26, 2018:   The grand finale of the 13th edition of Spinneys Cup Championship, organised by UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation, witnessed a record crowd of 2,600 enthusiasts at the Desert Palm Polo Club in Dubai. Riders and horses from Al Habtoor Polo Club, Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club, Jebal Ali Equestrian Club, Al Ruwayyah Equestrian Club, Team Z7 joined ......read more

Prokop, Quintanilla Hit the Front in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan…

Czech driver takes lead on dramatic Nissan stage as Chilean rider moves ahead in battle of the bikes   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 March, 2018:   Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla were the big winners today as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan served up a potent reminder of how difficult it is to find a path to victory in this ......read more

Tenth Edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival Begins April 18…

The festival will host renowned local and international authors, celebrities and social media influencers   Sharjah, March 26, 2018:  The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), will run from 18-28 April 2018 at the Sharjah Expo Centre. The cultural festival will feature an array of cultural activities, artistic shows, educational, recreational and sporting events and ......read more

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed attends Saluki finals…

Dubai, March 25, 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, witnessed the season finale by attending the 11th Saluki Championship finals today, Sunday  25th of March. The Saluki Championship organised by Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) was held in Al Marmoum (Circle 11) in Dubai.   His Highness Sheikh Hamdan, watched the ......read more

Al Seef hosts The Tale of Zayed through Art in partnership with Dubai Culture…

Colourful Year of Zayed art activation features paintings inspired by the life and legacy of the UAE’s founding father   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018:  This Dubai Art Season, Al Seef has partnered with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) to host The Tale of Zayed through Art, an exclusive Year of Zayed event, as an extension of the annual ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches ‘Best Book Cover Design' Competition for ‘Year of Zayed 2018' Book…

Al Nabouda: The competition aims to highlight the values of the Founding Father, which are the foundation of our nation and remain instilled in us today  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority’s (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched a ‘Best Book Cover Design’ ......read more

Aventura offers great discounts for the whole family this spring holiday…

Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2018:  Searching for ways to keep your kids active and entertained this spring holiday? Then look no further than Aventura Parks. Dubai’s first adventure park is dedicated to giving children and adults the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, zip-lining through the natural Ghaf forest of Mushrif Park and testing mental and physical agility all whilst ......read more

The first helipad cinema in Dubai to screen Disney classics, Frozen, Moana and The Lion King over ...…

Come and see Elsa, Moana and Simba on the Helipad Cinema    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2018:   After proving a huge success to date, Dubai’s first ever Cinema on a Helipad at Dubai Festival City will be screening some of the best Disney films each weekend until 14th April.    Following the comedy film ‘All Nighter’ ......read more

Mark Zuckerberg tells CNN he is 'happy to' testify before Congress…

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  LAURIE SEGALL, CNN SENIOR TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT:  I want to start with just a basic question, Mark.  What happened?  What went wrong?     MARK ZUCKERERG, FACEBOOK CEO:  So this was a major breach of trust, and I’m really sorry that this happened.  You know, we have a basic responsibility to protect people's ......read more

Saif Al Ameri Keeps His Nerve to Win Season Four of TRD 86 Cup…

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 22 March 2018:   Saif Al Ameri not only finished in second and first place in the two races of Round 6 of last weekend’s TRD 86 Cup, but his total points tally means he has won the championship outright. As the drivers lined up for the final time in the 2017-18 season – the fourth in its history – Saif Al Ameri bravely fought off the ......read more

27th Edition of ArtMap Celebrates Dubai Culture's 10th Anniversary…

The new edition of ArtMap provides full information on Dubai Art Season 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the 27th edition of ArtMap, which celebrates the Authority’s 10th anniversary. ArtMap is published bi-annually in ......read more

Khalifa Fund signs strategic agreement to fuel entrepreneurial culture among Emirati talent…

UAE - March 21, 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Honorary Chairman of the University Leadership Consortium and BUNYAN Initiative for the Capacity-Building of the Youth, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development successfully signed a strategic agreement with the University Leadership Consortium (ULC), a capacity-building and ......read more

International Artists Showcase Works Created in Dubai: Art Dubai…

Five international artists reveal new artworks this week, created at in5 as part of Art Dubai’s first residency programme Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2018 –   Throughout March, and in support of propelling the UAE onto the international stage as a leading hub for the arts, in5, an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups launched by TECOM Group, which seeks to nurture ......read more

Dubai's Top Teams in the duFC Enter the KO Stages…

Dubai, UAE – 21 March 2018 –   In the final week of the Dubai group stages of duFC’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, teams battled it out in their final efforts to top their groups and get one step closer to the du Football Champions Finals. In the nation’s only international scouting tournament, LaLiga scouts were also on the lookout for the top ......read more

International Toyota Dream Car Art Contest sees double the participation rates in its 4th UAE run…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2018:   Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, sees around 50% increase in the number of participants in the 4th UAE edition of the 12th global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Over 2,000 children aged 5 to 15 from 45 UAE schools have participated in Toyota’s global initiative, designed to encourage design of future ......read more

Emirati long-distance runner wins gold and the hearts of spectators…

Mariam Al Zaabi finishes in first place in her division of 1,500 meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi York University Abu Dhabi 20 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE long-distance runner Mariam Al Zaabi brought the crowd to their feet with a heart-warming and gold medal-winning effort in the 1,500-meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi. Day two of the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu ......read more

Home Centre Hosts Design Competition to Promote Young UAE Talent…

Competition organised in collaboration with Dubai Design & Fashion Council Dubai-UAE: 20 March, 2018 –   Home Centre, the region’s leading home retailer, is set to launch a design competition in collaboration with the Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) for young and emerging talent in the region.  With the aim of promoting art and design, the contest ......read more

Emirati bowler Saleh Al Marri takes home gold at Abu Dhabi's Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018…

Athlete’s mother, Umm Saleh, says Special Olympics has helped to boost her son’s self-confidence around others as well as his enthusiasm for sport 20 March 2018, Abu Dhabi:  Umm Saleh fills with pride each time her son rolls a bowling ball to record another game-winning strike. Saleh Al Marri dominates the lanes wherever he plays. The 24-year-old Emirati is a bowling sensation ......read more

SIKKA Art Fair 2018 Features ‘Saudi House' by Culture-Focused Tamashee…

The ‘Saudi House’ promotes cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March 2018:   SIKKA Art Fair 2018, a flagship event of Dubai Art Season and the first annual initiative of its kind focused on supporting and showcasing Saudi, ......read more

Uk Teacher Andria Zafirakou Wins Us$1 Million Global Teacher Prize 2018…

Formula one champion Lewis Hamilton races to ceremony to deliver trophy  Ceremony hosted by Trevor Noah and included a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson     Dubai, UAE; 19 March 2018:   Andria Zafirakou, an art and textiles teacher from Alperton Community School, Brent, London, has been named as the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher ......read more

Emirati woman grabs first place in women's category of 18th Fazza Open Championship for Shooting…

Top shooters touted as future Olympians 2500 contestants competed for 4 days Dubai, 18th March 2018:   An Emirati woman grabbed first place at the 18th Fazza Open Championship for Shooting (Saktoun Rifle) after seeing tough competition from veteran rifle shooters in the region and overcoming windy condition on Saturday at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, ......read more

Curtin University Dubai announces winners of Urban Arts Festival…

Dubai, March 18, 2018:   Curtin University Dubai has announced the winners of their inaugural Curtin Urban Arts Festival, a creative event with workshops, masterclasses, and competitions that challenged the artistic abilities of students in the UAE. Winners were selected from more than 300 entries from leading schools and colleges across the UAE. In the Photography Competition, ......read more

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates SIKKA Art Fair 2018…

In celebration of the UAE’s Year of Zayed 2018, the eighth edition of SIKKA Art Fair upholds the values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan The Saudi House, a SIKKA Art Fair 2018 highlight, will promote cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2018:   Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin ......read more

Milan-san Remo a Dream Target as Uae Team Emirates Announce Super-seven Line Up…

Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has announced a super-seven line up for Friday’s Milan-San Remo race, with Abu Dhabi Tour stage winner and reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff leading the team as they look to secure their first race win of the 2018 UCI World Tour season.                   Kristoff, ......read more

Etihad Airways and Uae National Special Olympics Team Welcome Kuwait Special Olympics Team to Abu ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2018:   Etihad Airways and the UAE Special Olympics team last night welcomed the Kuwait Special Olympics team and supporters at Abu Dhabi Airport. Etihad had provided the Kuwait team with flights as a symbol of support to the UAE’s sister country. The Kuwaiti delegation of 84 visitors includes 54 athletes representing seven sporting ......read more

2XL launches “Caspar” living room collection in grey…

Dubai, UAE; March 15, 2018:   2XL, a home-grown luxury furnishings brand, has launched Caspar, a grey coloured sophisticated living room collection which conforms to a variety of interiors. It can easily blend in with warm wall colours for a laid-back look or one can spruce it up with pops of colour for a stylish upgrade. Caspar comes as a set of four-seater and two single-seater ......read more

Students from Emirates Diplomatic Academy to volunteer at Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi…

Celebrating athletes of determination, from 14 to 22 March  15, March 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Twenty-three students from the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomatic institution, will volunteer at the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi. The upcoming event, set to take place from 14 to 22 ......read more

Cadillac Alghanim kicks off world-class opportunity in Kuwait…

Exclusive opportunity for Cadillac car buyers to win one of EIGHT luxury packages to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals The ‘Daring Greatly Gets You to the World Cup’ initiative is running from March alongside other offers Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018:  With the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, Cadillac Alghanim is giving its customers the chance to win a ......read more

Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle Launch Annual Data Science Competition which calls on World's Top ...…

Fourth annual Data Science Bowl Calls on Global Data Science Community to Confront Deadly Diseases through Artificial Intelligence   Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018:   Somewhere, buried in one of tens of millions of cell samples, could lie the next great breakthrough in disease prevention or cure. But, one of the great barriers to finding it could be the need for human eyes to ......read more

Saudi Al Sheghawi takes T2 crown while Kuwaiti Musallam repeats quads triumph in Al Qudra desert…

Przygonski Battles to Dubai International Baja Victory as Emirati Rider Al Balooshi Claims First World Cup Bikes Win Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2018:  Polish driver Jakub Przygonski battled his way to victory in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani today as top UAE rider Mohammed Al Balooshi claimed his first World Cup bikes triumph to climax two days of ......read more

Alexey Firsov Solo Exhibition…

New art collection to be showcased at Le Patio  Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2018:  The St. Regis Dubai, in collaboration with Sulty Events and Entertainment and Alina Hannah, Client Advisory Middle East for Christie’s, will open the sixth installation of the “Perspective: Art Exhibition” featuring a solo exhibition by Russian artist, Alexey Firsov in the surrounding area ......read more

Matar Al Habsi wins AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah…

DUBAI, 10th March 2018:   Matar Ali Ahmed Rashed Al Habsi hailing from Ras Al Khaimah was crowned as the Youlah champion at a gala ceremony during the 13th and final episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village on Friday 9th March. The packed arena went delirious with ......read more

UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation® Conducted the Official Weigh-ins of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London at ...…

All Black belts made weight ahead of their final appearance in season three  The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will begin tomorrow Saturday 10th March at 11am   Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018:   The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation®, the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, conducted the official Weigh-ins today at the Copper Box Arena, ......read more

Reading Champions Declared at 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature…

Another Triumphant Year for the Chevron Readers’ Cup Concludes Dubai, 10 March 2018:   Winners of the UAE’s annual book battle, the Chevron Readers’ Cup, were declared at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature today. The reading quiz concluded its most successful year since its inception with almost 3000 students from schools across the GCC ......read more

SMCCU opens its doors for SIKKA Art Fair…

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding hosts for SIKKA Art Fair 2018    Dubai, UAE, March 08, 2018:  If you are heading to the SIKKA Art Fair this year and want a taste of genuine Emirati culture in the historical neighbourhood of Al Fahidi, be sure to visit SMCCU. The centre is hosting various activities and an exhibition from 17th - 26th March. Details and timings as ......read more

Preps for the Fazza Championships for Shooting Saktoun Riffle begin on March 11…

DUBAI, 8th March 2018:   The Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle which is open to locals, residents and GCC nationals will kick-off with training beginning on Sunday 11th March from 8am to 4pm at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai. Shooters will continue training for three consecutive days in preparation for the Fazza Championship for Shooting - ......read more

Emirates NBD Poetry for All Competition Honours Students and Performers of Determination at the ...…

Dubai, 8 March 2018:   The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature poetry performance competition concluded today following an intense final round of the Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition. Winners were crowned by Festival 2018 poets Khalid AlBudoor, Nujoom Nasser Alghanem, Afra Atiq and Harry Baker.    An unprecedented number of performers entered the ......read more

Johnson's® Baby Launches Its First Semi-therapeutic Product Range…

JOHNSON’S® Baby tent at JBR to showcase new HEAD-TO-TOE® range on 8th and 9th March, 2018 Dubai, UAE, 8 March, 2018:   JOHNSON’S® Baby, today officially launched its first semi-therapeutic product line, JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE®, at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) over a panel discussion, which brought together brand representatives, an ......read more

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