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Dubai Culture reevaluates the visitor experience of its culture and heritage assets

Guided by Dubai Plan 2021 and in readiness to receive EXPO 2020’s visitors   Dubai – United Arab Emirates: June 26, 2019:  In a bid to evaluate its readiness for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, leadership of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) recently conducted field visits to all its key Heritage and culture sites across Dubai. Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, along with heads of departments met with the staff at each location and assessed the progress of work being done in order to improve visitors’ journey and experience in readiness for the key global event.  These visits were a part of Dubai Culture’s continuous efforts to support enabling the goals of Dubai Plan 2021, aimed at making Dubai a city of happy, creative, and empowered people, and ......read more

Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning at Home

Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates.    Yet without the textbooks and library, why is home an ideal place to learn? As a start, in many cases, it replaces the traditional, row-by-row directive teaching format and instead provides an interactive, anxiety-free, and often joyful ......read more

Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves podium finish in Lonato, Italy

Rashid second in the WSK Euro Series Championship as a close final is in sight Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Promising talented Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri has achieved a podium finished as he gained third position at Circuito South Garda Karting, Italy. Competing with 96 other driver in his category among 300 drivers in all cateogories. Rashid’s third-place sets up a close final, as he is now second behind the WSK Euro Series Championship, with the tournament to be decided next weekend in Adria – Italy. The final race of the series will be set as a midnight race, a totally a news experience for Rashid In a series of toughly-fought heats, Rashid was often outside in the second row, a challenging position, however he had success in achieving third position for most of the heats. ......read more

A Super Sunday for UAE Team Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:  It was a weekend to remember for UAE Team Emirates as Diego Ulissi, Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen all stepped onto the podium in their respective races, with UAE Team Emirates also taking home a Team Classification win.    Ulissi topped the General Classification (GC) standings at the Tour of Slovenia after a solid performance across the week, finishing 22” ahead of his nearest competitor. At the same race, Tadej Pogačar went home with the Youth Classification and narrowly missed out on a top three GC finish; finishing fourth overall. It was smiles all around though, as the team’s overall efforts were rewarded with the Team Classification title.    Meanwhile, Jasper Philipsen sprinted to third place at the Elfstedenronde one-day ......read more

Rashed Launches Bid to Reclaim F2 Title in Lithuania

Team Abu Dhabi duo return to F2 action after world endurance triumph Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 June, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launches his bid to reclaim the UIM F2 World Championship title next weekend in Lithuania, where the Emirati made a breakthrough in international powerboat racing two years ago. It was on the Kaunas Reservoir in 2017 that Al Qemzi followed up a brilliant pole position with victory in the Lithuanian Grand Prix on his F2 debut, a result which laid the foundations for his championship triumph. He will be joined again in this season’s opening round by Rashid Al Tayer, less than two months after the two Emiratis combined with Shaun Torrente and Tullio Abbate to give Team Abu Dhabi a superb World Endurance Championship victory in the 24 Hours of Rouen in France. Al Qemzi, who lost ......read more

Al Jazira first-team stars Ali Mabkhout and Khalifa Al Hammadi credit academy for their development

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:   When the UAE national team begins next month’s training camp in Austria to kick off their preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualification, Al Jazira will be well represented by seven first-team players. Record-breaking striker Ali Mabkhout and promising defender Khalifa Al Hammadi are two of the players included in the 27-man list following their impressive individual displays during the 2018-19 season. Mabkhout’s 20-goal tally saw him finish second in the Arabian Gulf League’s scoring charts while Al Hammadi built on his 2017-18 breakthrough season to establish himself as a first-team starter with 25 appearances. The pair will be joined in Salzburg by their fellow Al Jazira team-mates - Ali Khaseif, Mohamed Al Attas, Salim Rashid, Khalfan Mubarak and ......read more

Made in Tashkeel 2019 presents a snapshot of UAE's transforming artistic landscape this summer

Works by 58 artists from 29 countries will be on display in the 10th edition of the exhibition from June 18  Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2019 | Tashkeel, Dubai’s leading centre for homegrown art and design, will celebrate the 10th edition of its annual summer exhibition with a display of diverse works that represent the breadth and depth of the artistic practice happening now in the UAE. Made in Tashkeel will showcase more than 100 works by 58 UAE-based artists from 29 different countries this year. The individual pieces and series of artworks on display have been created by members, workshop participants, instructors, staff and existing members in the last 12 months. They explore myriad themes, such as the human condition, evolving UAE society, a satirical take on modern food culture, and spiritual ......read more

58 Days of Summer Fun Begin at Modhesh World on Friday

• Free entry to Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre running from 21 June to 17 August 2019 • More than 100 activities, games and attractions on offer at the fun-filled themed zones • New GAC GS3 up for grabs with Modhesh World   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The region’s much awaited edutainment family destination, Modhesh World, kicks off on Friday 21 June at 11AM to offer families and kids endless fun with its themed zones including The Wheels, Arcadium, Little Adventure and Showtime Zones. The official opening of Modhesh World will be attended by the popular radio talk show presenter Kris Fade and his family, so don’t miss the chance to meet and greet the radio sensation.    The free-to-enter family-centric hub is organised by Dubai Festivals ......read more

NBA Basketball School Returns to Dubai Featuring Former Nba Player Greg Minor

NBA’s Youth Basketball Development Camp in Partnership with StryxSports to be Held in Al Barsha June 28 – July 5  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The National Basketball Association (NBA) and StryxSports, one of the UAE’s leading sports providers, today announced that the second NBA Basketball School camp will be held at the Dubai American Academy in Al Barsha from Friday, June 28 – Friday, July 5.  Former Boston Celtics guard Greg Minor will attend the week-long camp to provide on-court instruction alongside Jeff Christiansen, NBA Basketball School Dubai Technical Director and former Reno Bighorns (NBA G League) assistant coach. The tuition-based basketball development program, which debuted in Dubai in March, includes skill-based sessions and stations focusing on the ......read more

A Big Weekend in Belgium for UAE Team Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has announced a five-man line-up for this weekends one-day races in Belgium, including young Belgian hopeful Jasper Philipsen who will make his race debut.    Joining Philipsen at Dwars door het Hageland (21 June), Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl (22 June) and Elfstedenronde (23 June) will be team-mates Rory Sutherland, Oliviero Troia, Cristian Munoz and Roberto Ferrari.    Commenting ahead of the race, Philipsen said: “I have never participated in these three races, but I know the roads well. They are typical Belgian races, with hilly parcours and narrow, technical sections. They will suit the fast finishers and also the riders who go well on this type of terrain. I am really motivated, racing on the roads of Belgium is always special ......read more

Special Olympics UAE takes UN stage to inspire spirit of inclusiveness through sports

June 18thDubai, UAE:  Special Olympics UAE has called on the international community to capitalize on the power of sports to usher in a new era of social inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities as the 12thsession of UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) got under way at United Nations Headquarters in New York.   Representing the UAE at the UN conference, Chaica Al Qassimi, a prominent UAE Athlete, highlighted the key role played by Special Olympics UAE in promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences in the nation.    A champion of inclusiveness for people with intellectual disabilities, Chaica described her experiences as a referee as well as a Torch Runner at the World Games Abu Dhabi, held in ......read more

Pogacar Hoping to Be the Hero on Home Soil

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has blended youth and experience for the upcoming Tour of Slovenia (19-23 June), with Slovenian Time Trial (TT) Champion Tadej Pogacar leading the team’s General Classification (GC) hopes on home soil.    The youngster, who is having an impressive debut season for UAE Team Emirates will be supported by fellow Slovenian Jan Polanc, Rui Oliveira, Simone Consonni, Marco Marcato and Diego Ulissi.    Commenting ahead of the race, Tadej Pogacar said: “My goal is to continue to race at the same level I have since the start of the season. I am really motivated and aim to do my best. The Tour of Slovenia will offer three particularly challenging stages, I fancy them but I know that the competition will be high and will make for an ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi award Cappellini new long-term contract

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa says Italian powerboat racing legend has been rewarded for outstanding results   Abu Dhabi, 13 June, 2019:  Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club announced today that powerboat racing legend Guido Cappellini has signed a new long-term contract as manager of Team Abu Dhabi, the reigning F1H2O world champions.   The club says the new agreement, running until 2025, rewards Cappellini for the outstanding results achieved by Team Abu Dhabi since he took charge in February 2015.   The Italian has made Team Abu Dhabi the dominant force in the UIM F1H2O World Championships over the last four seasons, during which time they have won the team title three times and the drivers’ crown twice with Shaun Torrente and Alex Carella.   In addition, Emirati ......read more

Instagram launches low-data mode

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Instagram recently launched a new feature designed to help you continue to enjoy the content you love on Instagram while reducing the amount of data you use on your phone. With this opt-in mode for Android only, you can view your favorite content on Instagram with reduced image loading time, by reducing the amount of data that Instagram uses on your mobile phone.   How It Works: You’ll now have three customizable options when for viewing high-resolution media and pre-loading videos. Go to "Settings," then "Account," then "Cellular Data Use” – and then you will be able to turn this setting on, which will prevent the loading of videos and high-resolution media in advance. Once this setting is enabled, you’ll be able to choose ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Looking Good in Double Title Chase

Al Mulla on top again in Italy as Al Tayer stays in hunt for Runabout GP1 title   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 June, 2019: The season is not yet half over in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship, but Team Abu Dhabi are looking good in their quest for a double title success.   While reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla continues to appear unbeatable, team-mate Rashed Al Tayer remains very much in the hunt for the Runabout GP1 crown, despite enduring more than his fair share of misfortune in the Grand Prix of Italy.   The series now takes a break until later in the year, with a third round in China as yet to be confirmed ahead of the other rounds in India in November and finally Sharjah in December.   Al Mulla, who made it eight Grand Prix victories in a row in Italy, now holds a ......read more

17th Win of the Season for UAE Team Emirates as Pogacar Becomes a National Champion

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:  The riders of UAE Team Emirates continue their record breaking season with another win – this time courtesy of the young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar, who became a national Individual Time Trial Champion over the weekend.    His 5th victory of the season was taken on the 44km TT course in Ljubljana and became his first national professional title after beating Matej Mohoric (+29″) and Jan Tratnik (+45″) both from Bahrain-Merida.   Pogacar said: “I was aware of the high level of the competitors, especially considering Mohoric and Tratnik were competing, however I was well trained and worked hard after the Tour of California. In the first part of the course I set a regular pace, close to my limit, and in the second half I pushed as ......read more

Dan Martin Returns to the Road to Lead UAE Team Emirates at the Criterium Du Dauphine

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:  As the fans of UAE Team Emirates count down the days until the Tour du France, the team has been busy assembling a solid squad of riders to support their General Classification hopeful Dan Martin at the Criterium du Dauphine (9 - 16 June).    Often considered as the ultimate preparation for the Tour, the eight-stage race will see the team take on two tough days of climbing in the mountains, three hilly days of rolling terrain and classified climbs, two flatter stages that are set up for the sprinters and a 26.1km Individual Time Trial.    The Team: – Daniel Martin (Irl) – Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) – Cristian Muñoz (Col) – Simone Petilli (Ita) – Edward Ravasi (Ita) – Rory Sutherland (Aus) – Oliviero Troia ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Fights His Way to a Third Place Finish at the Giro

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    After more than two and a half weeks of supporting his team mates, Simone Consonni was finally able to demonstrate his sprinting prowess when he exploded in the final few hundred meters of stage 18 to take a third place finish behind Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe) and the stage winner Damiano Cima (Nippo Vini Fantini Faizane).   Up until today Consonni had served his team mates selflessly, firstly as the lead out man for Fernando Gavira and then as a domestique for Conti and Polanc whilst they wore the pink. However, he was able to get his Giro reward after fighting for position in the final kilometres of the race to come second in the bunch sprint, just behind the Cima, who was the solo breakaway rider left up the road.    Commenting the stage, ......read more

European football market revenues grow to record €28 billion as the ‘big five' leagues drive growth

• The European football market generated €28.4bn in revenues in the 2017/18 season, according to Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance; • The ‘big five’ European leagues generated a record €15.6bn in revenue in 2017/18, a 6% increase from the previous year;  • The German Bundesliga remains the best attended European league, with average crowds of over 43,000 in 2018/19; • Premier League clubs’ revenues increased to €5.4bn, driven by increased UEFA distributions to English clubs, as five teams competed in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 2017/18; • In revenue terms, the Premier League is 72% larger than its nearest competitor, Germany’s Bundesliga, which is now the second-biggest league in Europe, overtaking Spain’s La ......read more

Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Berlin for her first in-depth and exclusive interview with an American television network.  Discussing a decisive moment of her chancellery, Merkel says that she does not regret pulling away from nuclear energy in Germany, stressing the importance of renewable energy for working towards a cleaner environment. Referring to her decision to let so many immigrants into Germany, Merkel states that “in a humanitarian emergency we stepped out and helped.” Today she calls for countries to work together when it comes to tackle immigration in the long run: “We as states have to manage, we have to guide immigration. But not in the sense that we shut ourselves off from each other but that we ......read more

DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer tournament concludes; winners honoured at closing ceremony

Dubai, UAE; May 29, 2019:   Dubai Investments Park (DIP) announced the successful completion of its ‘DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer’ tournament, which was held under the patronage of Dubai Investments Park, approved by the Dubai Sports Council, and organised by YalaSports. The tournament featured a total of 13 teams with 23 matches played.  YalaSports was announced as the winner with DIP Sevens and Dubai Refreshments (PEPSI DRC) in second and third place respectively. Murad Elahi Mohammed from Dubai Police was chosen as the best player of the tournament while Ahmed Elhadary from YalaSports was selected as the best goalkeeper. The tournament reinforces Dubai Investments Park’s mission of providing a platform for entities at the community to come together and foster a spirit of ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's exhilarating Roller Coaster Rally set to entertain all this Eid Al Fitr

The Rollercoaster Rally will be on the first day of Eid Al Fitr Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:  Adrenaline junkies across the capital will be spoiled for choice this Eid Al Fitr as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s riveting Roller Coaster Rally returns for the third year running. As the grand finale to the park’s highly popular Free View season, fans and their friends and families are invited to enjoy an evening of delightful entertainment on the first day of Eid Al Fitr, from 6:00 pm until midnight.  The Roller Coaster Rally will see the park extend its opening hours to midnight, offering free entry after 6:00 pm. Those looking for a boost of adrenaline can look forward to experiencing the park’s award-winning rides and attractions such as the world’s fastest rollercoaster Formula ......read more

Get ready for some extreme fun with Cartooners by Cartoon Network MENA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:    Kids, brace yourselves for a brand new 30-episode show called Cartooners on Cartoon Network MENA, filled with activities, pranks and challenges, to tickle your funny bone. Unleash your fun and adventurous side and tune into the Cartoon Network MENA YouTube channel every Thursday, from May 2nd until November 21st, 2019.  The Arabic language show brings the best of real fun and entertainment for children between 6 and 12 years, including Do-It-Yourself (DIY), magic tricks, pranks, challenges and loads of ‘How-To’ videos related to The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears. The show will feature seven children from different Arab nationalities who will dazzle you with fun, diverse, and vibrant content. Al Reem, Asma and ......read more

Dubai clubs win 48 titles in 2018-2019 season

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:   Clubs functioning under the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council won a total of 48 individual and team titles at the senior level in the 2018-2019 season. The success of the Dubai clubs is a reflection of the approach and support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as his emphasis on achieving top position in all fields, and also the patronage and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council. The end-of-season report on the performance of Dubai clubs revealed they had won 70 per cent of the titles on offer in the season despite stiff competition from clubs of other emirates. The Dubai clubs won 24 ......read more

Dolores Shelleh is the first Arab woman to scale Mt. Everest from the North Col

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th May 2019:   Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh has become the first Arab woman to scale Mt. Everest from its toughest North Col terrain. She is also the first Jordanian and the second Serbian to accomplish the feat. Typically, the northern Col of Mt. Everest presents more altitude issues for climbers and has recorded higher fatality numbers due to the elevation of the camps and lack of helicopter rescue options. The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community by Diamond Developers, extended its support to Dolores in her mission. Commenting on her achievement, Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers, said: “Dolores Shelleh has pushed the boundaries and broken all stereotypical notions with her quest for adventure. Focused on promoting ......read more

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Mirza Heads to Mallorca With UAETeam Emirates for His First Race of 2019…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Emirati all-rounder, Yousif Mirza, heads to Europe with 11 of his team mates in their first set of races for the 2019 season, as they take on Challenge Mallorca, a four day competition from January 31 to February 3.   Four seven-man teams will be guided by Sports Director Marco Marzano (Italy) and Technical Assistant Paolo Tiralongo (Italy) across ......read more

H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) kicks off today…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council - Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of Sharjah, the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) begins today. The Sharjah Equestrian and ......read more

Daniah Alsaleh Announced as Winner of The Second Edition of the Ithra Art Prize,…

A Joint Initiative Between the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and Art Dubai Set Up to Support and Promote Saudi Artistic Talent Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai announce today London-based Saudi Arabian artist Daniah Alsaleh as the winner of the second edition of the Ithra Art Prize. The initiative was launched in ......read more

World's First Female Only Trampoline Park Is a Hit With Riyadh Ladies…

BOUNCE Rawdah has witnessed 30 million jumps in its first month, resulting in more than 10 million calories being burnt.   January 30, 2019:   The female community of Riyadh are swarming into the world’s first ladies only trampoline park and have embraced a fun, new fitness trend.   BOUNCE Rawdah opened its doors to the public in December, following a special launch ......read more

LEGOLAND® Dubai lights up this February to celebrate Chinese New Year…

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a special LEGO® mosaic building activity, a wishing wall and themed dishes for the entire family from 5-16 February 2019 Dubai, 29 January 2019 –   LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, will put the light in ‘delightful’ this February, as it sets the ......read more

Prometheus Medical to assist with critical medical support for 7,500 athletes at Special Olympics ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:   The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has signed a partnership with Prometheus Medical as Official Supplier, that will ensure crucial access to medical support for People of Determination at the upcoming World Games.  A British corporation with regional headquarters in the UAE, Prometheus Medical ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Takes Second Place in Stage Two of the Vuelta a San Juan…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  After launching Fernando Gaviria’s sprint finish, which enabled UAE Team Emirates to claim a win on day one of the Vuelta a San Juan, Simone Consonni was rewarded with his own podium place when he finished second, just behind Stage 2 winner Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).   During Stage 2, the peloton was tasked with climbing up and ......read more

UAE National Girls' Team ‘A' increase their lead at the top in Dubai Sports Council Football ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:   The UAE National Girls’ Team A have increased their lead at the top of the points table with a 2-1 win over second-placed Du LaLiga HPC Girls in Week 9 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship. The win allowed UAE National Girls’ Team A to maintain their unbeaten record in the Girls’ Under 18 category and take ......read more

Sharjah Hosts One of the Most Prestigious Show Jumping Competitions This Weekend…

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Spectacular Opening Ceremony planned for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019…

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Germany's Philipp Weishaupt wins Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines in the 19th Sharjah ...…

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Meet the Women Who Changed the World at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature…

Festival set to welcome host of remarkable women whose achievements have paved the way for womankind   Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:   Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019) will celebrate women who have stood at the crossroads of history, and changed the world with their fearlessness, ambition and incredible drive to succeed, in fields ranging from ......read more

Dubai Judicial Institute holds draw for 7th edition of ‘DJI Football Tournament' under the theme ...…

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Oli Thompson Beats Roman Wehbe at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE…

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World No. 1 and Australian Open Champion Naomi Osaka Set to Dazzle in Dubai…

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Naomi Osaka victorious in the 2019 Australian Open women's final…

Dubai, UAE - 27 January 2019:  The women’s final of the Australian Open saw current US Open champion Naomi Osaka battle with two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, with both players vying for their first Australian Open title and the world No.1 ranking for the taking.  Prior to the match, the Emirates suite played host to a mix of celebrities, Skywards members and VIP guests, ......read more

Join the roving dancing dragons at Dubai Parks and Resorts in celebration of the Chinese New Year…

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1,500 UAE Students to Step Up Their Game Competing at the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ...…

The first competition of its kind to include robotics, programming and technology innovation all under one roof Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  The Ministry of Education is gearing up for the launch of its Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIR) series competition this Sunday, 27 January 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi with the participation of more ......read more

Al Wasl remain in 2nd place after beating City FC, close the gap on top position…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019:  Al Wasl reaches 21 points in the U14 category in Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship after beating City FC 6 – 1.  The game held at Dubai Sports City was a vital one, as now only three points stand between Al Wasl and Spanish Soccer Schools for the first place position.    In the U18 category held at Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club, du ......read more

Osaka Has Sights Set on Dubai Title…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019:  US Open champion Naomi Osaka has set her sights on adding the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her list of tournament triumphs next month.   As she moves into the quarter finals in the Australian Open, she will be full of confidence when she returns to the venue that launched her on the path to super stardom. Her run to the 2018 ......read more

Alex Connor Joins Arden for 2019 British F4 Championship…

22 January, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   British youngster Alex Connor will race with British F4 Team Champions for the 2019 season. 14-year-old Alex, will be one of the youngest drivers in British F4 history when he makes his debut for the Arden team this season.  Alex is a UAE born, racing driver, who started racing in November 2013 in the Sodi World Series (SWS) Junior Cup at Dubai ......read more

UAE Journalists Association Adopts New Logo…

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Dubai Show Jumping Championship CSI5*-W Comes to an Impressive Conclusion…

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UAE Team Emirates Wins 2019 Tour Down Under Team Classification…

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  The 2019 Tour Down Under ends successfully for the riders of UAE Team Emirates, who got their season off to a flying start by taking the overall team classification in the first UCI World Tour Race of the year.   The team rode consistently well from the first stage until the last, wrapping up a hard fought tour on the iconic climb of Willunga Hill. ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen Wins Stage 5 at the Santos Tour Down Under…

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  The Belgium 20-year-old, Jasper Philipsen, a new signing for the team this season, only needed five days of racing to take his first win in UAE Team Emirates colours. That came in Strathalbyn, Australia after 149.5km of racing from Glenelg in the Tour Down Under’s fifth stage.   Philipsen was not the first rider over the line, instead it was ......read more

IPAF hosts 10th UAE Nadwa…

Writers’ workshop is held in Sharjah, the World Book Capital for 2019, and led by acclaimed Arab writers Iman Humaydan and Muhsin al-Ramli with new support of Department of Culture — Sharjah Government Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  This week, a group of eight emerging Arab authors gathered in Sharjah to take part in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s annual ......read more

Dubai-based sports star Sarra Lajnef gets Women Leadership Award…

Dubai, January 17, 2019:   Dubai-based international athlete Sarra Lajnef has added to her impressive list of accolades the Women Leadership Award from the World Women Leadership Congress for her outstanding personal achievements and resolute determination in pursuit of sporting excellence. Sarra’s inspirational accomplishments came to the attention of the Middle East Women ......read more

World Number One Simona Halep Returns to Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:  World No. 1 Simona Halep is eagerly looking forward to making a return to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the first time in three years when play kicks off next month.   The Dubai Duty Free WTA Player Ambassador heads an incredible field that includes all but one of the top 10 as she seeks to regain the title she last claimed in 2015. Since ......read more

Al Mouj Muscat pays tribute to Oman with Layers of Oman Exhibition…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:   In line with its strategy of promoting arts and culture in the Sultanate, Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's leading Integrated Tourism Complex, hosted a photography exhibition titles "Layers of Oman". Focusing on the rich heritage, lifestyle and nature of ancient Oman, the exhibition showcased some of Oman’s proudest moments and ......read more

Global Village presents Scheherazade, a timeless tale of intrigue and adventure…

Majestic musical by Ornina Arts and acclaimed director Nasser Ibrahim 14th January 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, now hosts three performances every night of Scheherazade, a grand scale musical production of the classic tale of intrigue ......read more

Third Edition of Al Shira'aa International Horse Show Concludes with Thrilling Finale…

UAE’s Own Almarri Wins Prestigious Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  This year’s edition of the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show has drawn to a spectacular close with the UAE winning the prestigious CSI4* Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix. The two-round class concluded with a crowning ceremony, where the cup winner was awarded ......read more

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Partners With Uae Pro League Committee to Spread ...…

12 January 2019, Abu Dhabi:   The UAE Pro League Committee has become an official media partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today.   The agreement will support efforts to raise awareness of the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event with football fans across the UAE.   Being ......read more

Lifetime KidsRooms Grand Opening In Dubai, UAE…

Eco-Friendly luxury children’s furniture company, Lifetime Kidsroom opens a brand new store in Mercato Mall, Dubai, UAE Dubai, UAE - January 12, 2019 - The 47 year-old global Danish brand, Lifetime Kidsroom is opening their new flagship store in the UAE in Dubai’s Mercato Mall on Friday, January 11, 2019.  The Danish Ambassador, H.E. Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin, will do the ......read more

Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai kicks off the 2019 season for Audi…

Season opener with 15 race cars from Audi Sport customer racing Eight Audi R8 LMS for GT3 and one for GT4 Six Audi RS 3 LMS in TCR category Dubai, January 10, 2019 –   Never before has Audi Sport customer racing’s representation in the UAE been as strong as this year at the Hankook 24H Dubai. A record 15 of the 77 race cars in the field are sporting the Four ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Kick Start 2019 With a New Squad, New Kit and New Ambitions…

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:  The UCI World Tour 2019 is less than one-week away and for UAE Team Emirates, it not only marks their third season as a professional cycling squad on the sport’s biggest stage, but one that promises to become their most successful to date.  Their  2018 campaign brought the team a series of high profile wins across the year, with impressive ......read more

Shane Breen Wins Grand Prix Qualifier at Al Shira'aa International Horse Show for the Second Year…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th January 2019:   Team Z7’s Shane Breen landed the €25,000 Meadow Court Stud Presents Grand Prix Qualifier, the feature class on the opening day of the CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show yesterday with Can Ya Makan. Shane Breen continues his run of spectacular form after landing the four star Grand Prix in Liverpool, England and victory in ......read more

Suwaidi Claims First Class of Four Star Al Shira'aa International Horse Show…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 January 2019:   The €250,000 four star Al Shira’aa International Horse Show got underway on Wednesday and it was UAE rider, Salim Ahmed Al Suwaidi who recorded the first victory of the four-day event Al Forsan Equestrian Centre. Al Suwaidi was landing his second win of the week having already steered his second horse, Snapp Jack into top spot during the ......read more

Young Al Owais Ends Al Shira'aa One Star With Victory…

CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show Begins Wednesday 9th January  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8th January 2019:   The CSI1* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show came to an end on Monday evening with victory for young Emirati rider Eisa Omran Al Owais who defeated far more experienced competitors to claim the 120cm class at Al Forsan Equestrian Centre. Al Owais, from ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan welcomes winners of 10th MBR Creative Sports Awards…

All the winners will be awarded at Wednesday’s ceremony in DWTC’s Sheikh Rashid Ballroom Dubai, UAE, January 08, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated all the winners of the 10th edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Award, who will be honoured for their ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Al Shira'aa Stables Holds Prestigious Al Shira'aa International Horse Show this Week…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the four-day event will be held at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort   What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, January 9th from 11:30am – 8:00pm; Thursday, January 10th from 10:30am – 7:00pm; Friday, January 11th from 11:00am – 8:30pm; & Saturday, ......read more

Gharib Lands Al Shira'aa Double As One-Star Event Comes To A Close…

€250,000CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show Gets Underway on Wednesday  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7th January 2019:   The Al Shira’aa International Horse Show is proving a happy hunting ground for Syria’s Hicham Gharib, who on Monday evening claimed his second class in two days aboard the fleet-footed K.Abrax. The CSI1* show came to a close late on Monday ......read more

Longlist, judges and dates announced for 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction…

6 novels longlisted from 134 entries, with authors representing nine Arab countries Seven women included in the longlist, the highest number to date Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Monday 7th January 2019, revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2019 prize. The novels selected by the judges were chosen ......read more

Syria's Speedy Gharib Lands Opening Class of the CSI1* Al Shira'aa International Horse Show®…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7th January 2019:   The first class of the inaugural CSI 1* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show® was claimed by UAE-based Syrian rider, Hicham Gharib who was the fastest of 39 clear rounds at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort today (Sunday).  The class, which was held over a 110cm course, attracted a bumper field of 63 starters and kicks off a ......read more

Arabic calligraphy to play a star act in Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical…

Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:   “Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical”, the first Broadway-style Indian musical extravaganza to be premiered at Dubai Opera from January 10 to 12, 2019, has explored the abundance of Arabic calligraphy aimed at reviving the richness of Indo-Arabic cultural exchange. Arabic calligraphy, Turkish architecture and Hindustani classical music are amongst ......read more

Over 3 million guests visit Global Village in the first two months of Season 23…

Sets new record in the Guests Happiness Index Over 110,000 guests celebrated New Year’s Eve at Global Village A record-breaking 130,000 guests attended the nights of superstar Mohamed Hamaki’s concert Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:  Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, ......read more

Special Olympics Athletes Train With Tennis Legend Kevin Anderson…

Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:  Athletes from the UAE team competing in Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 were given the opportunity at the weekend to train with tennis legend Kevin Anderson at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.  The athletes, who will be representing the UAE in tennis at the World Games in March, were put through their paces by Kevin ......read more

EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year competition encourages female Emirati students to explore ...…

Fatma Al Jassim, 2017 UAE Pioneer award winner, spoke of the importance for young Emirati women to expand their skillset UAE winner to compete against country winners from Australia, Germany, Japan, Singapore, UK, US and others Dubai, UAE – 30 December 2018:   EY and its corresponding Youth Council, developed with the support of the UAE Youth Council, has kicked off its ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts welcomes back FIFA President, Gianni Infantino…

Dubai, 30 December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, welcomed the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino for the second time at the destination. The FIFA President visited MOTIONGATE™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Dubai along with his family to enjoy a fun day through the various festive activities and the ......read more

11th Edition of the Mubadala Word Tennis Championship Deemed Most Successful Tournament Organisers ...…

Tournament had some of the world’s finest players competing – including world number one and two, Novak Djokovic and Rafael, plus Serena and Venus Williams The esteemed event has helped to place Abu Dhabi on the map as the sporting capital of the region The tournament was completely sold out for three days  This year, the number of sponsors doubled, once again showcasing ......read more

World Number One Novak Djokovic Wins 11th Edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship…

Serbian, Djokovic, beat last year’s Champion, Anderson, in three thrilling sets to claim his fourth title in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 December, 2018:   World number one, Novak Djokovic equalled Rafael Nadal's record of four titles at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over South African world number six, Kevin ......read more

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