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Brothers Claim Double Triumph in UAE Wakeboarding Championship

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 family, his 11 year old brother Ahmed won the junior category in the event which was hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club. Shaikh Abdulla Suood Faisal Salem Al Qasimi topped the novice category. The championship, which took place off the capital’s Breakwater, saw 26 competitors performing a wide range of tricks when towed behind a motor boat travelling at speeds of 30-40km/hr. Presenting the awards to winners and ......read more

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

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 Tuesday (April 16). The event was attended by UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, and CEO of Tamkeen, John Tate. Supported by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute, Beyond the Pitch seeks to offer guidance and innovation opportunities to the next generation of UAE’s startup entrepreneurs who look to address themes aligned with ......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 tested on their skill to determine who the most talented up-and-coming jumpers are.  Held under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), this two-day event will be the second of three nationals held in Sharjah before the season’s end. The young horses and their world-class riders will be jumping fences up to 135cm. This week’s show will feature 10 classes with six of them designed to test the skills ......read more

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

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 Entertainments to showcase the varied attractions at the destination.   

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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 Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, more than AED 23 million was distributed amongst the winners. The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. Based on the results of 2018, 580 medals were awarded to the UAE across various sports; including 202 gold, 193 silver and 185 bronze. Of this total, athletes competing ......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 order, is as follows:   Author Title  Country of origin Publisher Hoda Barakat  The Night Mail Lebanon   Dar al-Adab Adel Esmat The Commandments Egypt  Kotob Khan Inaam Kachachi  The Outcast Iraq  Dar al-Jadid Mohammed Al-Maazuz  What Sin Caused her to ......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 walking distance to main arena Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:  This week’s Show Jumping National will prove to be a real treat for spectators as it sees the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club host the Young Horses Final from Friday, April 19th to Saturday, April 20th. Witness the future of show jumping unfold before your eyes as young horses (5 – 7 years old) battle it out to see who will be crowned the most talented up-and-coming ......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 provide UAE nationals access to all four of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ amazing theme parks. This includes MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest immersive Hollywood-inspired theme park with indoor roller coasters, family rides, shows and play zones; BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the world’s first and only Bollywood-themed attraction dedicated to Bollywood fans; LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for ......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 his teammate, Tadej Pogacar who also found himself in the top 10 of the GC standings (finishing 6th). But it was in the Youth Classification where the young Slovenian really impressed, topping the standings by a whopping 2:08 from his nearest rival.    Commenting following the race, Martin said: “We were very strong throughout the stage, it was a very nice day for the team. We all found ourselves racing with great motivation, ......read more

Sharjah's riders continue their winning streak

Anita Annika Sande wins first place during the 15th Week of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League, held in Sharjah Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  Anita Annika Sande and her horse ‘For Cash 2’ from Elite Stable was the victor in the closing competition of the 15th week of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League that was held on Thursday and Friday at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club. Riders of all categories participated in the competitions as they strove to acquire more points in order to improve their overall ranking. This National was the final competition where riders had the opportunity to accumulate points before the Longines Final marks the end of the season in two weeks’ time.  Sultan Al Yahyai, General Director of the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club and Hussam Zummit, ......read more

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 UAE and across the world to compete in this six-day tournament from 14-19 April at the Abu Dhabi Ice Rink, Zayed Sports City. During a press conference today held at Abu Dhabi Sports Council, representatives from both FBMA and the Federation spoke about the upcoming championship. Vice Chairman of the UAE Ice Sports Federation Hamel Al Qubaisi, as well as Fatima Al Ali from FBMA, announced that there will be two divisions within 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 industry will converge at the 5th edition of Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum to highlight the UAE’s tremendous growth in the sectors and discuss the way forward. The two-day event will kick off on 16th April and continue till 17th April at The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, and will focus on the upcoming projects in the multi-billion dollar theme parks and entertainment industry.  The UAE theme park visitor spending is set to grow ......read more

Dubai Sports City Celebrates Kickers 4th Anniversary

Enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment on Friday May 3rd to celebrate Kickers 4th Anniversary Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2019:  Celebrate the 4th anniversary of Kickers, one of the key restaurants and bars located at Dubai Sports Village, with a spectacular anniversary event scheduled for Friday, May 3rd 2019. The celebrations will take place for a marathon 14 hours from 12:00pm until 2:00AM, with drinks starting from AED10, unlimited food and beverage, as well as an event-long happy hour! Entertainment will take place throughout with DJ Trina playing a set from 12:00PM until 5:00PM, followed by a band from 6:00PM until 9:00M, finished by closing set from DJ Joe from 9:00PM onwards. Kickers is a dedicated sports bar, which overlooks both the open football field as well as the indoor pitches, ensuring it is ......read more

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 all three of their goals inside the first 34 minutes of the game on Saturday, with Joao Pedro Da Cruz giving them an early 6th minute lead. Pedro Henrique Fonseca Martins then made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute and 12 minutes later, Kaky Brum Veloso added a third to Flamengo’s tally. In the second match of the day, Atletico bounced back from their loss against Flamengo to drub Hatta Club 7-0, with Marcio Vidal, Jose Maria and Lucas Serrano ......read more

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

UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation continues community outreach activities ahead of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2019 Jiu-Jitsu Hub roadshow has toured several public locations spreading the jiu-jitsu message, with Yas Mall the next stop from 12-13 April Outreach underlines Abu Dhabi’s position as the home of jiu-jitsu Abu Dhabi, UAE – Thursday 11th April 2019:   The UAE public has come out in force to embrace the sport of jiu-jitsu and its values as part of an expansive community outreach programme launched by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the official authority for the sport in the Emirates, ahead of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) 2019. The outreach roadshow, designed to raise awareness of the sport to all members of society and share its ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves Podium Success at Prestigious Andrea Margutti Trophy Event

Rashid’s third-place finish with Parolin Racing see him as the first Emirati to achieve a podium finish at this karting event with great pedigree  Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:   Young Emirati racing star Rashid Al Dhaheri added another excellent result to a super race season at the 30th Andrea Margutti Trophy Event, as he finished third in the Mini Category for Parolin Racing Kart. The race was against some of the best racing talent in the world, with 45 drivers from 20 different nationalities in the 8-12 category.  The racing weekend, over 4th-7th April at South Garda Karting in Lonato, saw consistent and strong performances from Rashid in qualifying, where he achieved first place in his qualifying group. On race day the sun shone, and Rashid overcame a difficult placing of second on the grid in the ......read more

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

Enjoy live performances and acts by famous Indian artists Experience a family-friendly celebration during the day Dubai, 9 April 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting Vishu celebrations on April 12th.   The festival at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai will feature live performances and acts by famous artists from India, traditional food and much more. The celebrations will begin with a classical dance performance by popular actresses and dancers from the Malayalam film industry, including Manju Warrier and Shamna Kasim.   This will be followed by a musical performance by award-winning playback singers and musicians Srinivas, Akhila Anand and Abhijith P S ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts launches personalized annual pass for UAE nationals available exclusively for purchase on April 19th

Live performance by renowned Emirati singer, Balqees Fathi, to celebrate the launch of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ new Emirati Pass! Dubai Parks and Resorts is welcoming UAE nationals for a fun-filled day of music, food and entertainment for the whole family Dubai, 9 April 2019:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is introducing a brand new annual pass exclusively for UAE nationals, priced at AED 595, which will be available to purchase on-site only on April 19th.    The Emirati annual pass will be valid for 14 months and will provide entry to all four of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ amazing theme parks. This includes MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest immersive Hollywood-inspired theme park with indoor roller coasters, family ......read more

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 walking distance to main arena Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019:  As we head into the final three weeks of the show jumping season with the weather majorly heating up, you’ll be able to find a nice getaway in the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club’s indoor arena! Sitting in the cool, air-conditioned stands, you’ll be able to watch two days of the equestrian sport at its finest.  Held under the supervision of the UAE ......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 and advertisements, while the second is inspired by Valentini's origins and reinterpreted in a modern way, placing the theme of social acceptance at the centre of his work. Valentini says his rationale for creating the first series emerged from wanting to offer a "different point of view on what surrounds us, and towards that which we are used to seeing". Inspired by covers of newspapers, advertisements and movie posters, Valentini ......read more

Luca Valentini Presents "Turn on the Light" at Sconci Exhibition Dubai, UAE -- 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 and advertisements, while the second is inspired by Valentini's origins and reinterpreted in a modern way, placing the theme of social acceptance at the centre of his work. Valentini says his rationale for creating the first series emerged from wanting to offer a "different point of view on what surrounds us, and towards that which we are used to seeing". Inspired by covers of ......read more

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

Former NHL star says UAE capital gives series new dimension Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 April, 2019:  Petr Prucha, the former Czech professional ice hockey player whose NHL career was cut short by injury, believes Abu Dhabi is a perfect fit for the latest addition to its international water sport calendar. Prucha, the ex-New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes forward, was in sparkling form as he won the opening round of this year’s UIM MotoSurf World Cup as the UAE capital welcomed the series into the Middle East for the first time at the weekend. After eclipsing defending World Cup champion and fellow Czech Lukas Záhorský with back-to-back race wins in the men’ finals, Prucha said: “When we found out that the season was starting here we were all very happy because we had heard so many good things about Abu ......read more

UAE children contest to solve 200 arithmetic sums in 8 minutes

Emiratis shine at the competition winning several awards The 16th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2019 drew more than 30 nationalities across the UAE to test their math skills   Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Almost 1000 children from across the UAE took up the mighty challenge to test their mental math skills, racing their minds against time to calculate 200 arithmetic sums in a matter of 8 minutes in a highly charged, competitive environment. At the recently held 16th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2019, more than 30 nationalities across the UAE participated to bring to the fore few of the fastest human calculators in the country. The event also saw an impressive participation of Emirati students, who were second-highest in number after Indians and won several ......read more

Dubai Sports Council uses French Football Federation experts to evaluate academies

 Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  As part of the cooperation agreement between Dubai Sports Council and the French Football Federation (FFF), a team of experts from the FFF were in Dubai to evaluate football academies at Dubai clubs. The FFF team evaluated the academies’ training modules, technical programs and medical units, starting with Al Nasr club on April 1 and then travelling to Hatta club and Al Shabab Al Ahli Dubai before finishing at Al Wasl on April 7. “This program is one of the most important programs organised by Dubai Sports Council under our cooperation deal with the French Federation,” said Ali Omar, Director of Sports Development at Dubai Sports Council. “The FFF is one of the best international associations in the field of nurturing talent from academies and the junior level, and ......read more

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 region’s leading accessible and affordable art fair. With emerging artists from more than 30 countries descending on the fair, the World Art Dubai line-up represents a fascinating look at up-and-coming artists who could become major international names in years to come.   Making a debut at this year’s fair is China’s Li Lei, who has practised art for 20 years. Li is showcasing a 26-strong portfolio of acrylic and oil works, ......read more

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Dubai Culture officially inaugurates ‘Live our Heritage' festival at Global Village…

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The Most Smashing Line Up Revealed: Mubadala World Tennis Championship Set to Be One of Abu Dhabi's ...…

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Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings…

Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is taking place on Friday 14th December which will see some road closures in place. We have reversed the route for the 9th edition of the event which will have a significant impact on the road closure and opening times. Please be aware of the below road closure timings. Further and more detailed information is also on the ......read more

Facebook's 2018 Year In Review…

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Al Hosn Now Open to the Public…

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Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Young Author' Category (2018 - 2019)…

Abu Dhabi – December 6, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today the longlist for the Young Author category, with 12 out of the 365 nominations received since May making the list for the 13th edition of the prize. The nominated works include narrative works as well as academic dissertations and critical studies.   The narrative works include:    1. ......read more

Boxer Amir Khan lands new title in Dubai…

Former world champion becomes brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets in and outside the ring  Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2018:    World renowned boxer Amir Khan is the proud owner of a new title which he will receive officially at a special event in Dubai next week. Khan has been installed as brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets, the private equity company which is now working ......read more

Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Palm Jumeirah…

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Do Something Great! Volunteer for Special Olympics World Games…

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Victory Team aiming for consistency in UAE F1 rounds…

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Facebook launches group stories globally…

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Etihad Museum displays the UAE flag using 3D lighting…

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Global Village to enthrall guests with UAE National Day celebrations…

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  22 November 2018 –   IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on the advancement of the management accounting profession, is accepting entries for the 2019 Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition now through January 26, 2019. Full submission details are available ......read more

UAE based budding inventors' wheelchair could transform flying for wheelchair users…

Thanks to its bold attempt to improve the flying experience for disables passengers, Air Chair has bagged runner-up spot in the 2018 James Dyson Award   Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Traveling by aircraft can be extremely difficult when you’re in a wheelchair. Disabled passengers have been turned away from their flight because their wheelchair couldn’t fit in the ......read more

Exciting F2 and Gp3 Championships to Be Decided in Thrilling Last Race of Season at Yas Marina ...…

New generation of highly-skilled drivers compete for podium finishes and glory in F2 and GP3 Championships F2 and GP3 support races are ideal proving ground for young racers looking to make jump to Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE November 22, 2018:   There’s much more motorsports action going on at Yas Marina Circuit than just the superstars of ......read more

Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Development of Nations' (2018-2019)…

Al Ain, 22 November, 2018:   The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today its longlist for ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’, counting six titles out of 173 nominations received in the category. The nominations came from across the Arab regions, mostly from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and Morocco.  ‘Al Naft Bayn Erth Al Tareekh Wa Tahadeyat ......read more

Dubai Sports Council honours ‘Sports Pioneer' Sheikh Butti…

Al Wasl’s Ali Salmin scoops Best Football Player award, while Shabab Al Ahli’s Khalifa Yousuf Atiq is adjudged Best Emerging Football Player under the Dubai Sports Excellence Model Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:  Sheikh Butti bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, the former chief of Al Wasl Club and ex chair of the National Olympic Committee, was honoured for his yeoman service to sport ......read more

The Smurfs are turning 60 at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai…

Dubai, 20 November 2018:   MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park is hosting the biggest ‘blue-themed’ birthday party. The party will be hosted at the Smurfs’ Village to celebrate the favourite blue characters turning 60, from 23rd to 24th November, 2pm to 6pm.  These tiny blue ......read more

Al Wasl Club Academy Rise to Second Place in the League Table after Defeating AD Elite in Week 5 of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2018:   Week 5 of the Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship witnessed strong play by the Girls U18 UAE National Team, as Team A rose to the top of the League table after closing the gap with the du LaLiga HPC Team. The Girls U18 UAE National Team B beat Regional Sports Academy 3-0 at Dubai Sports City to reach third place in the League ......read more

Girls Crush it at duFC in Abu Dhabi Group Stage 2…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 Nov 2018 –   This weekend saw the second day of group stage matches in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain of the duFC, the only international scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga and home of the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups and UAE Girls Challenge.   This year a record number of girls’ teams participated, one third of which are government school ......read more

Al Fahim lives up to his potential with F4 win in India…

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:  Victory Team’s Ahmed Al Fahim lived up to his potential with an outright victory in the second race of the F4 category during the Grand Prix of India, the fifth round of the 2018 UIM F1H2O World Championship, on Sunday. Al Fahim, who was one of the few emirati talents given a break at the start of the season, finished the second race on the Krishna ......read more

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization highlights cultural exchange between Islam, Europe and the ...…

‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ marks museum’s 10-year anniversary  SHARJAH, 17 November, 2018:    Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi Chairman of Department of Seaports & Customs inaugurated ‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ in Sharjah ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts announces unique UAE National Day offer to celebrate the 47th anniversary…

Enjoy UAE National Day with special cultural activities and performances  Dubai, 14 November 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, will celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with an exciting offer and cultural activities across all its theme parks, including LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, ......read more

Celebrated singer and songwriter Atif Aslam set to perform at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai…

Dubai, 13 November 2018:   Well-known singer-songwriter Atif Aslam is set to dazzle visitors when he performs as part of ongoing celebrations this month at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East. Atif, has recorded several top-charts songs, will entertain visitors in front of the stunning ......read more

Asians shine at National Creative Art Contest…

Hundreds of UAE students flaunt their creativity presenting unique perspectives  17 Emiratis amongst 24 different nationalities graduate from UCMAS brain development program this year, 26,000 trained November 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Creativity, colour and talent were the buzz words when 145 artists competed in the 7th UC DINOART National Art Competition held at the ......read more

Beach Soccer x Huawei : This year has seen some extraordinary performances…

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Building on its long standing collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Huawei was the presenting partner of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2018 for the second year running. This year has seen some extraordinary performances and team efforts, reflecting a lot of Huawei’s principles, such connecting and empowering communities and celebrating speed ......read more

Special Olympics Will Create a Legacy of Inclusion Through Art…

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Emirati artist Aisha Alblooshi led a group of young boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities in a creative, fun, inclusive and inspiring doll-making workshop at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat on November 10th. The second in a series of Unified Art Workshops hosted by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games ......read more

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Organises ‘Herfaty' Programme in Al Ain Palace Museum…

Programme listed as part of the 5th International Handicrafts Festival in Al Ain Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2018:   As part of the 5th Traditional Handicrafts Festival, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised the ‘Herfaty’ (My Craft) programme at Al Ain Palace Museum. The programme runs till April 16th, 2019, and aims to preserve the ......read more

Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai opens with an ambitious set of exhibitions and programmes featuring more ...…

The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop  Opening programming includes a significant group exhibition, four solo shows, several site-specific installations and new commissions, the inauguration of a pioneering Youth ......read more

Minister of Community Development salutes Dubai Women's Triathlon participants…

Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2018:  Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, saluted the spirit of the contestants in the second Dubai Women’s Triathlon after presenting the winners with their medals. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council in association with the Dubai Ladies Club, the second ......read more

Lamia set to headline 1st Emarat National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship…

Dubai Sports Council announces details of country’s first rhythmic gymnastics championship Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:   In this remarkable Year of Zayed, and to honor the 100th Birth Anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of UAE, Dubai Youth Olympic School of Rhythmic Gymnastics, in partnership with Al Habtoor Group and Dubai ......read more

Triumphant First Daman Dxb Swimfest at Jumeirah Beach Hotel…

Over 1,000 swimmers take to the open water in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab, as Chad Le Clos inspires swimmers of all ages at the Daman DXB SwimFest 2018    Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  The inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest 2018, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi, was hugely successful as over 1,000 swimmers, friends and families descended on to the ......read more

National Geographic Launches Mars 2 into Orbit with Season 2 Premiering Nov 15 on National ...…

Catch award-winning heavyweights Elon Musk, Michio Kaku and former NASA Chief Ellen Stofan share their views on the Red Planet Produced by Academy Award winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:   National Geographic season 2 of the critically acclaimed series mars will premiere on November 15 with new and returning mars crew and real-world big ......read more

New exhibit by acclaimed calligrapher Tagalsir Hassan opens at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum…

‘Versatile Letters’, an extensive collection of works by the influential UAE-based artist, to run from Nov 5th to Dec 18th, 2018  SHARJAH, UAE, 6th November, 2018:   Sharjah Calligraphy Museum today opened an exhibition devoted to the work of Tagalsir Hassan, the acclaimed UAE-based calligrapher. ‘Versatile Letters’ pays tribute to Tagalsir Hassan who ......read more

YRF to release Thugs of Hindostan on 4DX across the Middle East…

Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  Thugs of Hindostan, dubbed to be India’s biggest film ever, will hit the cinemas in the UAE and across the Middle East on November 8, 2018.  Yash Raj Films is taking this extravagant action-adventure to a whole new level of cinematic experience. The Amitabh Bachchan- Aamir Khan starrer will be released in 4DX, the latest movie theatre immersive ......read more

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