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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 Hayek. According to Steven Cleaver - Director, Shopping Centres Dubai, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, “The new show will really demonstrate what our global attraction, IMAGINE can do. Our shoppers will be amazed at the technology that brings this story to life – something that they have never seen before.”  First unveiled in December 2016, IMAGINE plays out a magical 360-degree story across Festival Bay every evening ......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 hairdryer to an industrial leaf blower and a beach ball, the audience learnt the principles of aerodynamics and thermal energy. A liquid nitrogen show explained the reason for the low boiling point of dry ice and a fun relay of fire was created with soapy water and lighter fluid – don’t try this at home! Technician and manager of ‘The Magic Lab Show’, Andrew Bortov believes in trying to break down the barriers of science. ......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 enabled UAE national clubs for the first time to play competitive matches against top private football academies. The deciding match of the season took place between Al Ain FC and du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC), in a much anticipated first face-off for both teams.  The opening minute saw a deflected cross from du LaLiga HPC’s Rajeh Al Qasem, recovered and smashed into the back of the net by the HPC vice-captain Mohannad ......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 Lausanne.  The Tour De Romandie takes place throughout the Romandie region, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The race began in 1947 and traditionally starts with an individual time trial Prologue (an individual time trial of usually less than 8 km before a stage race, used to determine which rider wears the leader's jersey on the first stage) in Geneva and ends with another individual time-trial (a stage of the race where riders ......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 dramatic finale saw Bob Jungels (Quick-Step) attempting a solo breakaway that was quickly neutralized by the other teams when they caught up with him in the last kilometer. Ulissi maintained his performance and was consistently in the front of the peloton.  Reflecting on the race, the Italian all-rounder Ulissi said: “I had a feeling today was going to be a good day despite it being cold. In the finale the team did a great job ......read more

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

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 of a Global Village Experience and Faisal Bin Ahmed from Asianet News won the Best TV Coverage award. Khaleej Times won the award for Media Innovation in Online Coverage.  “Media plays a big role in communicating our vision and highlighting our achievements to our visiting guests – they are our voice and we recognize that. For this reason, we thank all journalists, photographers, and media publications who have contributed to ......read more

Dubai Culture to Showcase the Emirate's Cultural, Artistic and Heritage Highlights at Arabian Travel Market 2017

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 24th year, the show will see the Authority shedding light on the Emirate’s cultural, artistic and heritage highlights from 24th to 27th April at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Hall 3, Stand ME3110. Moza Suwaidan, Director Projects & Events at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, commented: “Arabian Travel Market offers us the opportunity to promote Dubai’s flourishing artistic and cultural scene to over 40,000 travel ......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 technologies over the next 10 years: connectivity, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Schroepfer and other keynote speakers — Head of Connectivity Lab Yael Maguire, Director of Applied Machine Learning Joaquin  Quiñonero Candela, Chief Scientist at Oculus Research Michael Abrash and Vice President of Building 8 Regina Dugan — shared updates and visions for some of our long-term focus areas. Read more about the topics ......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 format. Match one saw Chris Redley & Mike Townsend from the KEGS take on Michael Lennon & Peter Donaldson of Sport2Business (2) in the opening match. This match was led most of the way by the Chris & Mike. After the front nine the KEGS duo had a comfortable 3 hole advantage. Michael and Peter did all they could to get back in the game but evenly suffered a 5&4 loss leaving them in the hands of their team mates to force a playoff should ......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 from Go Pro Sports were given the trip of a lifetime to Old Trafford over the weekend, where they participated in a exclusive training clinic led by Manchester United coaches and watched live one of the most anticipated matches of the season the Manchester United v. Chelsea match, courtesy of Chevrolet. The girls who played a challenging finals match against Adastra from Dubai where thrilled to spend the weekend in Manchester and walk in the ......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 learn more about the heroes through the Memorial, the Pavilion of Honour and the Memorial Plaza which embody the values of unity, solidarity, and synergy that are deeply embedded into the UAE’s culture. The tour began at the central memorial piece, comprising of aluminium tablets that lean on one another as a symbolic representation of the bond between citizens and the servicemen and women who protect them. Staff then spent a moment at the ......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 build stronger communities — from the local level, up to the global level. For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families. Now, with that foundation, our next focus will be giving people the power to build community. Technology gives communities new ways to connect, and one of the most exciting areas for this is augmented reality. Mark talked about how the camera is the first augmented reality platform and ......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 iconic Mur de Huy (which translates to 'Wall of Huy').    Costa, who has participated in La Flèche Wallonne across the years placed in the top ten in last year’s edition. Commenting ahead of the race, UAE Team Emirates’ Captain Rui Costa said: “La Flèche Wallonne, is a peculiar race, and usually happens in the middle of the week and is the final rehearsal for the Liège–Bastogne–Liège. 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 at El Gouna, Egypt, 2016 defending champion Gregory Gaultier of France is on track to take his fourth PSA World Series Finals title in a row when he heads to Dubai in June. Gaultier, known as “The General”, defeated Karim Abdel Gawad to take his 38th career PSA World Tour title in El Gouna, and became the first non-Egyptian winner of the tournament. Gaultier is among a star studded line up of players who are now packing their bags ......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, Houed Laou-El Hoceima. The victory is the fourth of his career; following on from the 2016 National Championships, Tour du Prince 2015, and the Taghir stage of the Tour du Maroc 2014. "I'm happy and proud, this victory comes at an important moment in my career,” said the 24 year old Moroccan rider, “I participated in the Tour Du Maroc as part of the Moroccan National Team and I am happy to have been able to finish with ......read more

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

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 Dhabi, in a surprise turn of events Al Jazira Club overwhelmed Dubai’s E-Sports playing the beautiful game with focus and determination.  The team worked like a well-oiled machine every pass made with precision and intention to enable Saeed Al Maamri to score a super hat-trick in a record breaking 13 minutes from kick-off.   Mohammed Khalid scored another two for Al Jazira before the half-time whistle.  Al Jazira played a ......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 partners and stakeholders of the ports. The tournament, held on the grounds of Zayed Port, will take place from April 10th to May 2nd and includes teams from Abu Dhabi Terminals, The General Authority for the Security of Ports Borders and Free Zones, Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA), Abu Dhabi Ports, The General Directorate of Civil Defence Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission Partners with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children and Reel Cinemas to host film screenings for children

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 year to contribute to giving back to the community and spreading the good will spirit across the Emirate. This month, DFTC partnered with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC), and Reel Cinemas – the dynamic cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment, to host children’s film screenings under the theme ‘A Smile for Every Child’. The initiative aims to offer children an opportunity to experience the joy of watching ......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 execution winning the 5-star event under Dubai’s official Sports Events Ranking System a few months ago, one of only 4 other events and winning the gold SPIA award for best youth development.    This latest award recognizes the impact of duFC’s marketing campaign, whose creative execution enabled it to reach the largest number of male and female football enthusiasts to partake in their favorite sport and fulfill their ......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 Country Rally World Cup.  PEUGEOT SPORT’s official driver Sheikh Khalid proved to be very strong in racing the dunes of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge aboard his PEUGEOT 3008DKR – run by PH Sport. Scoring an epic last stage win with a steady pace, he went over the 5 days of intense action and 1 324km of timed sections with the overall best chrono (19h16min24,8).  The victory is history-making as no Emirati has won the Abu ......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 Global Production & Finance Conference in Los Angeles, the world's largest production centre. The event acts as a marketplace, connecting commercial, film and television professionals to global production locations and film funding resources. ADFC was a Gold Sponsor of the event and took part in two panel discussions. Mr Al Nowais gave a talk on the benefits of Abu Dhabi as a filming destination; while Mr Flannigan participated in a panel ......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 Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Information, officially opened the third season of World Art Dubai, the region’s premier platform for affordable and accessible art, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today.  Running until Saturday, 15 April, World Art Dubai 2017 features an impressive collection of more than 3,000 paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs starting at just USD100. The ......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 from the following weekends.  The first round of the musical fest was performed on April 6 and 7, 2017. The Children’s Musical Evenings event is an effort to promote music amongst children and engage the young visitors creatively at the Zabeel Park. The event provides a great platform for the young talent at Sing & Swing Training Centre, a member of Thomsun Group.  The children performing at the Musical Evenings are aged ......read more

Fun and games with ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman' these school holidays.

For the first time in the region, BurJuman presents the exciting ‘60 seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game for the whole family Test your skills for a chance to win fantastic prizes  Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2017:  These school holidays, shoppers at BurJuman are in for a treat! Between March 26 and April 15, for the first time in the region, the mall is hosting the ‘60 Seconds to BurJuman’ adventure game, and everyone is invited to take part. With games of skill and dexterity located in fun-filled arenas throughout the mall, shoppers can take on challenges and see if they can come out triumphant!  Open daily from 4pm to 10pm, customers can pit their wits against an array of challenges, which they have just 60 seconds to complete! Discover the action-packed game zones at Main Atrium on Level S1, ......read more

Dr. Mashoor Gulati's Comedy Clinic in Dubai on April 20th

Popular comedians Sunil Grover aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati and Kiku Sharda alias Nurse Bumper from the Kapil Sharma Show to charm the audience with their laughter riot Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:  Donning his white quote and armed with doses of hilarious laughter, Sunil Grover - aka Dr. Mashoor Gulati - of the Kapil Sharma Show fame is all set to enthrall his audience in Dubai soon. The popular actor, known for his slapstick comedy and witty dialogues will be entertaining us on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, Oud Metha. Assisting the good doctor on the stage will be the feisty nurse Bumper (Kiku Sharda) and together the performance promises to be a complete laughter therapy.  Dr. Mashoor Gulati’s Comedy Clinic is being jointly organized by Maruti Entertainment and Milestone ......read more

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Perfect score of 50 achieved as AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youllah hots up…

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The Boxtones Announced as Red Bull Opening Act for 117Live's Sir Elton John Gig in Dubai…

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Wheelchair Athletes Set for Battle Royal at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon…

Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2017:  Canadian wheelchair athlete Josh Cassidy, the fastest man ever to complete a marathon anywhere in the world, will be out to dethrone defending champion JohnBoy Smith when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon gets underway on January 20. Thirty two year-old Cassidy stormed the 2012 Boston Marathon in a world record time of 1h:18m:25s – a record that ......read more

Zabeel team impress on debut in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

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MRM Falcons and F3 shatter records on third day of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

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Record number of 670 compete on second day of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah…

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MRM Falcon and F3 fastest as Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah kicks off with RC Airplane ...…

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Lasvit Trophy Raised by Rafael Nadal at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship…

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New art collection feature about Zeina Zebian - Artist, Designer, and Creator…

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Emirati Abdullah rings bell to become contender for AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youllah…

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Superstar Nancy Ajram's Concert a Huge Hit at Global Village…

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Sold out Screening of ‘Spirited Away' Entertains Members of the UAE's Japanese Community at Al Qasba…

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Heritage meets contemporary design in Art Jameel's alumni exhibition, January 3-6 2017…

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HHC participates in Fifth Unified Gulf Inmates – Week in Ras Al Khaimah…

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Rich Cultures of The Levant Highlighted at Global Village's 21st Season…

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Prestigious industry accolades underline agency’s ongoing persistency, dedication and hard work Dubai, UAE; 20 December 2016 Marketing agency O2 celebrated the end of an incredible 2016 with two prestigious industry accolades at the recent MENAA Awards 2016. The agency picked up ‘Best Business Leader Award’ for O2 CEO and founder Mohammed Johmani, alongside the ......read more

Anjum Shaikh wins Closing SWS Senior Sprint Race of 2016 at Dubai Kartdrome…

Danny Shields bags another SWS Junior Cup victory and Mohammed Ismail repeats an SWS Masters win Dubai, UAE, 20 December 2016:  The final Dubai Kartdrome Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Race event of the year finished on Monday night (19 December) with Anjum Shaikh, Mohammed Ismail and Danny Shields all receiving first place trophies. Anjum Shaikh returned to his winning ways in the SWS ......read more

Top international film executives visit Abu Dhabi for showcase tour…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 December 2016:  Top US and UK film executives visited Abu Dhabi last week for a showcase tour of what the Emirate has to offer as a filming location for international productions. Hosted by Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC), producers representing Hollywood giants Disney and Universal Studios, and the UK-based makers of the iconic James Bond films, EON Productions, ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commision Hosts Industry Insider Session…

THE SESSION DISCUSSED THE ARIEL FILIMING APPROVALS PROCESS AND THE UPCOMING FILMING LOCATIONS IN DUBAI Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2016:  Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) hosted its last ‘Industry Insider Session’ this year for production houses, location owners, location scouts, and freelancers to discuss and share the latest updates in the production and film industry ......read more

VIPs dignitaries attend grand opening ceremony of AED 13.2 billion Dubai Parks and Resorts…

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and Riverland™ Dubai spread across 30.6 million square feet are formally opened by VIP dignitaries   19th December, DUBAI:  The official opening of the Middle East’s largest theme park destination was marked tonight (18th December) with a grand inauguration ceremony in the presence of VIP ......read more

Dubai Culture Signs MOU with Arabic Language Protection Society…

Signing coincides with the UN International Day for Arabic Language Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 19 December, 2016:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arabic Language Protection Society — a non-profit association which operates in the ......read more

‘Cinema under the Stars' experience from Sony Mobile charms more than 1,000 labourers…

Al Quoz labour camp hosted the screening of ‘Sultan’ with complimentary snacks, juices and giveaways to all viewers Dubai, 18th December 2016:  A group of more than 1,000 labourers at the Al Quoz camp were all smiles as Sony Mobile organised a ‘Cinema under the Stars’ experience at their camp in Al Quoz, Dubai. The complete outdoors cinema experience, for ......read more

CG Racing Pro Crowned 2016 Endurance Champions at Dubai Kartdrome…

Fly Emirates 1 takes Corporate honours while LD secures the Nations Cup Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2016:  CG Racing Pro drivers David Terrien, Rami Azzam, Alban Varutti, and Piers Pakenham-Walsh were crowned champions for the 2016 Endurance Championship Driven By MINI, after 24 hours and a gruelling 1,132 laps at Dubai Kartdrome on Friday (16 December). The fourth and final round of the ......read more

F3 and MRM Falcon teams share honours in National Day Championship for Falconry…

Humaid Al Tayer upstages Hussain Lootah during thrilling duel in Qarmoosha final of General Public category  DUBAI, 18th December 2016:  The final round of the National Day Championship for Falconry (Furoukh category) organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) on Saturday 17th December Team F3 and MRM Falcon share the honours in the Sheikhs category while Humaid Al ......read more

Female Emirati Filmmaker Proclaimed the Winner of Image Nation Abu Dhabi's Arab Film Studio ...…

Eman Talal Alsayed collects top award at the Muhr Awards held on the closing night of the Dubai International Film Festival She won a Dh100,000 film grant to produce the winning script into a short film This is the second award in two weeks for the rising star who won joint ‘Best Film’ in the Arab Film Studio Narrative 2016 program AFS Scriptwriting is a brand-new filmmaking ......read more

Elena Kovalenko Wins Third Edition of ‘Samsung SHRT Flm Cntst'…

‘Place in Your Shell’ to be screened at 70th Cannes Film Festival Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 17th 2016:  Ukrainian national Elena Kovalenko has won the ‘Samsung SHRT Flm Cntst’, part of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Filmed on the Galaxy S7 edge, the short film was screened along with films by eight other directors. Her film ......read more

DIFF Celebrates Next Generation of Writing Talent With Young Journalist Award…

Viraj Asher crowned winner of the Young Journalist Award and recognised for his skill at the 2016 Festival  Dubai, 15 December 2016:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is delighted to announce that Viraj Asher of Manipal University has received the prestigious DIFF Young Journalist Award 2016, after shining in a demanding weeklong training programme reporting from the 13th ......read more

DIFF Wraps Its 13th Edition as Eight Days of Spectacular Cinematic Celebration Comes to an End…

Community came together to share in stories from around the world, forge connections and shine a spotlight on the regional film industry Final day sees prestigious Muhr Awards announced Dubai, 15 December 2016:  After eight enthralling days in celebration of all things cinema, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has closed its curtains on a 13th edition which welcomed ......read more

Longlist announcements of Sheikh Zayed Book Award Continue…

Children’s Literature and Young Author  Abu Dhabi, 15 December 2016:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its longlist for two categories; ‘Children’s Literature’ and ‘Young Author’.  The titles in the ‘Children’s Literature’ longlist were selected from more than 95 nominations mostly received from five countries; ......read more

Nancy Ajram to Launch the New Year Weekend Celebrations at Global Village…

Dubai, December 14th, 2016: Global Village, the region’s leading multi-cultural festival park, will kick off its New Year weekend celebrations with the international music icon Nancy Ajram, who will take to the Main Cultural Stage at Global Village on Friday 30th December, 2016 at 9pm. A much-loved star with a fan-following that ranges from 5yrs to 60 plus, Nancy Ajram is one of the most ......read more

Dubai International Film Festival and Dubai Cares Present the Global Gift Gala to Raise Vital Funds…

Dubai, 13 December 2016:  Eva Longoria Bastón, Melanie Griffith, Will Poulter, Luke Hemsworth, Jeffrey Wright, Anastacia and Andie MacDowell joined forces in Dubai last night for the glamourous charity fundraiser ‘The Global Gift Gala’, which was hosted by the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and UAE-based philanthropic organisation, Dubai Cares at the Four Seasons ......read more

‘Yas Winterland Festival' celebrates the best of the festive season on Yas Island…

Festival being held from 9 December  2016 to 7 January  2017 across several Yas Island attractions Visitors encouraged to visit yasisland.ae for the latest information, event timings and offers Coldplay to perform to a sold-out arena for the New Year’s Eve ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ concert, presented by du live! 13 December 2016 - Yas Island, UAE: ......read more

H.E. Sheikha Wafa bint Hasher Al Maktoum Presented with Dayawati Modi Award…

H. E. Sheikha Wafa bint Hasher Al Maktoum has been awarded the prestigious Dayawati Modi Award for Art Culture & Education for her outstanding contribution to promoting UAE art during Arts for India event held at BAFTA – 195 Piccadilly London on 19th October, 2016. The event was sponsored by the British Film Institute, London, Pinewood Studios, London and the Columbia University School ......read more

Team F3 records fastest time on first day of National Day Falconry Championship…

Sheikhs category attracts record number of 110 entries in Gyr Peregines male and female categories DUBAI, 13th December 2016:  A high standard of competition was witnessed on the first day of the National Day Falconry Championship (Furoukh category) organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) on Monday 12th December. The Sheikhs began the third edition of the Furoukh ......read more

DIFF Partners With Tribeca Film Institute®…

One developing project from this year’s Dubai Film Connection at DIFF will be selected to attend Tribeca Film Institute Network during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival® Dubai, December 12 2016:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has formed a partnership with Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) which will see one developing project from this year’s Dubai Film Connection ......read more

Mashreq & Novo Cinemas Announce Strategic Partnership on Credit Cards…

Half priced tickets on all 2D, 3D, IMAX & 7-Star across all 7 days a week No queues. Instant Payments  Dubai – UAE, 12th December 2016:  UAE’s leading financial institution, Mashreq and Novo Cinemas, a leading cinema chain in the Middle East announced the launch of a new strategic partnership that is set to completely change customers’ cinema experience. The ......read more

duFC's Streets Cup Teams from Northern Emirates Secure their Spots in the National Semi-Finals…

Defending Champions El Classico prove that commitment and fair play are key to success First Kick Team wow on-lookers with their speed and team work LaLiga Scouts impressed with sportsmanship  Sharjah, UAE – 12 December 2016:  Teams in the final leg of the duFC UAE Streets Cup in Northern Emirates played with great intensity and focus to secure 2 out of 8 spots in the ......read more

Phoenicia Pictures scores ace with Borg vs McEnroe in Dubai…

SF Studios Inks Deal at DIFF for Middle East on Shia LaBeouf film Dubai, December 12, 2016 – Lebanon based distributor PHOENICIA PICTURES announced at the Dubai Film Festival the acquisition of Borg vs McEnroe for its upcoming 2017 slate in the MENA Region. Borg vs. McEnroe is an upcoming Swedish biographical film focusing on the famous rivalry between famous tennis players Björn ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Comission Participates Once Again in the Dubai Film Market at the Dubai ...…

Dubai, 12 December 2016:  Dubai Film and TV Commission is delighted to announce its participation in the Dubai Film Market (DFM) at the 13th edition of DIFF 2016, the leading international film festival that brings together movies from 55 countries, filmmakers, producers and industry professionals from across the world.    DFTC participates in the DFM every year to benefit from ......read more

Samuel L. Jackson Enthralls Audiences with Career-Spanning ‘In Conversation' at DIFF 2016…

American film icon Jackson discussed his unique rise to fame, perspective on the industry and touching anecdotes during an ‘In Conversation’ session at Madinat Theatre on the third day of the 13th International Film Festival  Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2016:   Samuel L. Jackson, long-celebrated as one of cinema’s most talented and intuitive actors, took a captive ......read more

Dazzling start to final round of AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youllah…

Hamdan Mohammed bin Musleh Al Ahbabi gets highest mark of 47 points among three Yuweel performers in opening round   DUBAI, 10th December 2016:  The first episode of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah kicked off to a brilliant start as the 18 contenders gave a glimpse of their skills and talents exhibiting an ancient folk art in dazzling modern settings in Al ......read more

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