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Dubai Parks and Resorts signs strategic partnership with Baskin-Robbins

Dubai, 16th December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has signed an exclusive partnership with Baskin-Robbins to broaden its marketing platform by expanding its offering for customers and spreading awareness about the destination through Baskin-Robbins’ extensive network of over 800 outlets across the GCC. As a strategic partner, Baskin-Robbins will have exclusive rights as the sole ice cream franchise at the Dubai Parks and Resorts’ four exciting theme parks, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai, LEGOLAND® Water Park and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai. Ahmed AlRayyes, Chief Commercial Officer, DXB Entertainments, said: “We are delighted to sign a strategic agreement with one of the most popular ice cream makers in the world to create ......read more

Triumphant debut: Félix da Costa wins for BMW i Andretti Motorsport at Formula E season opener

António Félix da Costa celebrates win in first race of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. • Pole position and FANBOOST for Félix da Costa in the BMW iFE.18.  • Alexander Sims finishes his Formula E maiden race in 18th place.  Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Ad Diriyah. Perfect start for BMW i Andretti Motorsport and the BMW iFE.18 in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship: António Félix da Costa (POR) celebrated victory at the BMW works team’s debut in Ad Diriyah (KSA). Félix da Costa claimed pole position to start. In the race, the support of fans via “FANBOOST” voting helped him defend first place in a fiercely contested duel with reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) down to the finish line.  It was Félix da Costa’s second win in his Formula E career. ......read more

Facebook Watch: What We've Built & What's Ahead

By Fidji Simo, Head of Video Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  2018 was a big year for Facebook Watch. Watch launched to every country around the world, we opened the platform to videos from all Pages, and debuted dozens of Facebook Originals. Amazing new content on Watch really got people talking — from Jada Pinkett Smith's breakout talk show Red Table Talk, to the critically acclaimed dramas Sorry For Your Loss starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sacred Lies from showrunner Raelle Tucker, to live LaLiga football matches in the Indian subcontinent. We also kick-started our slate of global shows with our first interactive game show Confetti expanding to six new markets this year, and MTV's The Real World arriving next year in the US, Mexico, and Thailand. And creators around the world, like Nas Daily, Jay Shetty, and Laura ......read more

Over 2,000 Cyclists Took Part in the Cycle Challenge of the Year

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:   Over 2,000 cyclists took part in the ninth edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge weekend with over 230 cyclists coming from outside of the UAE. Cyclists took part in either the LOOK UCI Gran Fondo, the Spinneys Dubai 92km Cycle Challenge or the Oakley 53km Challenge and over 200 young cyclists took part in the Junior Rides yesterday evening as the cycling culture in the UAE continues to grow.  The annual Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 and the event has continued to strengthen its offering for all cycling enthusiasts over the years. This morning’s event saw rolling road closures and full support from the RTA and Dubai Police once again.  A spokesperson for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge said: ......read more

Enjoy 11 exciting new street entertainment shows at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has launched a brand-new line-up of live entertainment, filled with exuberant music, song and dance.   The 11 new live entertainment shows will be held in the park throughout the day, and will include folk dances, cultural performances from across India along with spectacular Bollywood-themed acts. ‘Jashan E Welcome’, a high-energy performance showcasing the diverse music and culture of India Chhau, Kathakali, Bhangra and Garba at Bollywood Boulevard showcases the vibrant fusion of South and North Indian dance forms ‘Desi Pardesi’ at the Crossroads will showcase a fusion of Western and ......read more

Superstar Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar to take the stage at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting sensational Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar on 21st December at 8 pm in front of Rajmahal Theatre. The duo consists of Vishal Dadlani, singer and vocalist of the electronic band Pentagram, and Shekhar Ravjiani, a trained classical singer. Since their formation in 1999, they have been recognised for their talents in Bollywood and have created soundtracks for several iconic Indian movies such as Jhankaar Beats, Dus, Bluffmaster, Dostana, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Tickets will be priced at AED49 for guests who would like to visit the park exclusively for the show. However, the price of the performance is included in the price of the standard ticket to ......read more

UAE students win top awards at international math competition in Malaysia

All 30 participants from UAE – aged 7 to 12 – shine at the contest; the group includes 4 Emiratis Indian sister duo Archita and Asmita Pal stand out for winning the championship at Intermediate level and 1st Runners up in the Grand level categories respectively Nine-year old Emirati girl Maha Omar Saleh Al Sarkal triumphs over hundreds of students across the world December 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Students from the UAE did the country proud at the recently held 23rd UCMAS International Competition 2018 winning top awards among approximately 3000 competitors from 40 countries across the world. The event, which was held in Selangor, Malaysia, saw participation of 30 UAE students, aged between 7 and 12, all of whom bagged big prizes in the mental math visual and listening competitions categorised in eight ......read more

Els Back for the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic Aiming for a Record Fourth Victory

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  Three time Omega Dubai Desert Classic Champion Ernie Els, known as ‘The Big Easy’, will return to Emirates Golf Club to tee it up for the 30th edition of the tournament from 24 – 27 January 2019.   Els will be joined by fellow South African Major winner Louis Oosthuizen who won the South African Open on the European Tour last weekend. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Ernie cemented his place as one of the greatest players of his generation with over 70 pro tournament wins worldwide including four Majors.  The South African forged his reputation as a legend of the Middle East’s longest-running European Tour event in 1994. He fired a course record of 61 in the first round, which still stands 25 years on. Those 12 birdies and 21 putts helped secure Els ......read more

Young photographers invited to take part in empowering Unified Photography Workshops at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   Young photographers are invited to develop their creative skills at two empowering, inclusive, and fun Unified Photography Workshops taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat. A collaboration between the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the sessions are open to children aged 7 to 12 years old. Open to boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities, the Unified Photography Workshop will be held in the photography studio at the world-class art center and gallery on Friday, December 14 from 10am to noon. The second session will be held in the afternoon, from 3pm to 5pm.  Photography, like art and sport, can unite children through their shared love of creativity and exploration, ......read more

Jaguar to Make History With All-Electric Race Series

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, starts this weekend Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the first race on 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the official support series to ABB FIA Formula E, will be the first motorsport race in Saudi Arabia where both men and women compete together  Vernon Kay and Amanda Stretton to host live coverage of qualifying and the race on Jaguar Racing’s social channels Entrants will be joined by VIP driver and British racing star Alice Powell 11 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates –   Jaguar will make history this weekend with the debut of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for ......read more

Discover a magical Festive Season at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai, 11 December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, is getting ready for the holiday season with brilliant lights, festive-themed pop-ups and seasonal decorations running from December 2018 until January 7th, 2019 at LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and RIVERLAND™ Dubai. Visitors can celebrate the season around a dazzling 12-meter-tall Christmas tree at Studio Central at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest Hollywood-inspired theme park and meet jolly Santa Claus and his Elves. Santa will be indulging all kids – whether naughty or nice at Santa’s workshop – so make sure you are first in line to take a photo with the famed visitor from the North Pole! Meanwhile, LEGOLAND® Dubai is going ......read more

Nine winners honored by DQG for their innovative ideas at the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018

Dubai Police, DEWA, DED, DUCAB, EGA, and DAC won the first places.  Sixty-five entities participated in categories of Kaizen, Innovation, Lean Six Sigma, Best Practice Management, and Happiness. Dubai, 11th December 2018, UAE:   In line with the quality world day celebrations, DQG’s Continual Improvement Subgroup, organized the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018 (GCIIS), were inaugurated by Hassan Omar, the Board Member of Dubai Quality Group, where industry experts provided insight into Innovation and Quality. It’s a platform to enhance and facilitate sharing, recognizing and learning from best practices and actual case studies in innovation and continual improvement from various sectors.   Dubai Quality Group honored nine entities pitched ......read more

Young Emirati Champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Powers Ahead to Stunning Victory at the Macau International Kart Grand Prix

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The 10-year-old Emirati Go-Karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri achieved yet another triumph, as he capped off a successful year by powering ahead to an impressive tournament victory at the 2018 Macau International Kart Grand Prix. In the face of challenging adverse weather conditions at the Kartrodomo de Colaone in Macau, Rashid advanced from 11th on the grid to a top-place podium finish, carrying out the fastest lap of 1:05.699 in the process. The qualifying heats were comparatively slow for Rashid, as his kart’s engine performed well below par. In Qualifying Heat 1 his engine issues were compounded by his kart being hit from the side, which took Rashid off the track and culminated in his finishing in position 32. Still contending with engine issues, he managed to make the best of Qualifying 2 ......read more

Jury Announced for Epson's First Ever Win-A-Robot Competition in Europe, The Middle East and Russia

Robotics experts from industry, academia and politics revealed as competition enters its final month   Dubai, UAE; 11 December 2018:   Epson are proud to announce the jury of the 2018 win-a-robot contest, as five experts representing the fields of industry, academia and politics join from around Europe to review applications from the first ever competition open across Europe, the Middle East and Russia to win Epson T-series robots. The competition is placing the latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, tertiary education establishments and research institutions are all busy uncovering ideas that support the growth, development and competitiveness of the robotics industry and automation.   The jury will begin the task of judging the competition in January after shortlisting all ......read more

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

After a successful launch ‘Live our Heritage’ festival will span across six months, making it one of the longest heritage festivals in the country Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 December 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, organised the ninth edition of Live Our Heritage Festival which launched on 30 October at Global Village. The festival was attended by a number of important personalities, most notably Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hasher Al Maktoum.   The ninth edition of the Festival falls under the theme ‘Treasures of Heritage from Emirati Culture,’ and its events will continue until 6 April 2019, where it will welcome a full turnout by visitors to the Global Village ......read more

The Most Smashing Line Up Revealed: Mubadala World Tennis Championship Set to Be One of Abu Dhabi's Greatest Ever Sporting Events

Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) reveals full schedule for its much-anticipated 2018 tournament- World number one and two, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal plus Serena and Venus Williams are part of the star-studded line up and collectively these four players have a whopping 61 Grand Slam titles combined- Not only will the Williams’ sisters kick off the tournament on Day One, but it’s also their first time competing in the Capital New format of the Championship features a more family focus with free admission for children on Day One*- Tickets are available now via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE – and on the first day of the tournament, 27th December, kids go free- Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10th December 2018:   With the 11th edition Mubadala World Tennis ......read more

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 Cycle Challenge website here and attached.  Motor City closed from 530am-10am Dubai Sports City from 530am-10am Al Khail Road from 530am-8am Hessa St from 530am-8am Remrann 530am-945am Location  Closure times  Open  times Detroit Road onto Turin Boulevard 5.30 AM 10.00AM  Hessa Street JESS International School  5.30 AM  7.00 ......read more

Facebook's 2018 Year In Review

By Sheida Neman, Research Manager   Dubai, UAE, December 08, 2018:  Today we are releasing our 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook.   First, people made their voices heard about issues that matter to them: International Women’s Day: For the second year in a row, International Women’s Day on March 8 was the #1 most talked about moment of the year. But in 2018, IWD conversation was about more than the day itself. Women and men around the world discussed a wide range of topics, issues and causes related to women. March for Our Lives: Survivors of the violence in Parkland, Florida announced the March for Our Lives movement on February 18, which drove conversation and action around the world. Over the next month, more ......read more

Al Hosn Now Open to the Public

Qasr Al Hosn receives its first members of the public since restoration completion Abu Dhabi, 8 December 2018 –   Qasr Al Hosn, the UAE capital’s most important cultural site, has now reopened to the public following more than a decade of careful restoration by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Today, the historic gates were once again opened and visitors entered to be able to experience a celebration of the emirate’s rich history and culture that marks the start of a week-long programme of public events and programmes. Performances from Salem Shukri Al Attas, the Soaud Massi Trio Al Ain marked the opening day festivities, with a a performance of Memory of an Emirati Song by Khalid Mohammed & Fatima Zahrat and many more will follow in the coming week. SOAUD ......read more

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. A’iad Al Shitaa (Winter Holidays) by Syrian author Nagham Haydar, published by Nofal- Hachette Antoine, Beirut (2018) 2. Mawt Yashtahy Al Ward (A Death that Covets Roses) by Saudi writer Hassan Bin Abdou Sumaili, published by Le Centre Culturel Arabe -  Adabi Riyadh (2018) 3. La Reeh Lel Nai (No Wind for the Flute) by Emirati author Bushra Abdulla, published by Kuttab Publishing & Distribution (2016) 4. Al Hadeeqa Dakhel ......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 on a range of new business opportunities.  The former unified light-welterweight world champion has signed the deal with Omar Jackson, Partner of Berkeley Assets, and the partnership will be formally announced at a festive celebration taking place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Wednesday 12 December. “I’m very pleased to be extending my partnership with Berkeley Assets, both in and outside the ring,” said ......read more

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

Second edition of popular exhibition on from 7 to 8 December   Dubai, 06 December 2018:   Following an overwhelming response to the first edition of Golden Mile Galleria’s ‘A Cultural Flair’ festival last weekend, the event returns from 7 to 8 December.    The festival brings together an eclectic group of artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and dancers under one roof to celebrate creativity, and engage with the community through various forms of artistic expression.   Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the event presents two creative elements: the Africa Cultural Pavilion and Art Nights.    Africa Cultural Pavilion: 10am to 6pm, Building 7 to 10, Golden Mile Galleria   The Africa ......read more

Do Something Great! Volunteer for Special Olympics World Games

WWE superstar, Sasha Banks, joins effort to recruit volunteers for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 at family fun event in The Dubai Mall next weekend   Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Give your time and talents to support others at the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event being held in the UAE, by visiting The Dubai Mall next weekend.   On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, the Local Organizing Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be holding a Volunteers Fair in the outdoor area near the Dubai Fountain in The Dubai Mall.    The fun-filled event will include interactive activities for all the family including special unified ZUMBA sessions, information on how to volunteer and a special guest appearance from WWE wrestler, Sasha Banks. People will also get ......read more

Victory Team aiming for consistency in UAE F1 rounds

Victory Team drivers will be going all out in search of some consistency as they try to make their way up the standings as the 2018 UIM F1H2O Powerboat Championships comes to a conclusion in the UAE during the first half of December. Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente is the all-out leader heading into this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi (December 6-8) followed by the traditional season-ender – the Grand Prix of Sharjah to be held on the Buhairah Corniche from December 13-15. With the last two races left, Torrente leads the championship standings on 72 points from Stark on 65, Al Qamzi remains on 54, while Peter Morin the closest challenger in fourth with 39 points. Victory Team’s aspirations for challenging for the title this season got a setback from the start with ......read more

Facebook launches group stories globally

Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Reaching out to you as Facebook announced that group stories are now available globally - with this feature, you can see, feel and experience different points of view and connect more personally with other members in within groups. As part of this global rollout, Facebook are also announcing lightweight reactions in group stories, so group members can respond to each other's stories quickly and directly with emojis across a range of universal human emotions. Group stories are a casual and easy way to share fun, fast, fleeting moments with specific groups of people. Admins of groups also have tools to efficiently manage their group stories to maintain a safe space for sharing. With these tools, they're able to approve or delete member stories before they share with the community, mute ......read more

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Dubai Parks and Resorts and GEMS Education launch the second annual Summer Camp…

Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  Following last year’s successful Summer Camp, Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has partnered with Gems Education for a second year in a row to organize a Summer Camp for children that will offer endless opportunities for fun and games, as well as boost their confidence and ......read more

CNN's Inside the Middle East explores the rising profile of the Arab film industry…

Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  This month on CNN’s Inside the Middle East, host Becky Anderson examines how the Arab Film Industry was projected onto the world stage at the Cannes Film Festival - the largest international showcase of cinematic art. 2018 witnessed the largest presence of films from the region since the festival began in 1946, and for the first time ever, four Middle ......read more

Free Entry to Modhesh World Every Sunday for Kids…

Dubai, UAE - 4 July 2018:   Modhesh, the ever-smiling mascot of Dubai’s summer, welcomes all families living in the UAE to bring their children down to Modhesh World and embark on exciting adventures this summer and enjoy free entrance every Sunday from 24 June until 19 August 2018.  The offer invites all UAE residents aged 4-10 to experience Modhesh World at Dubai World ......read more

Abu Dhabi Sports Council Partners with ADNOC to Stage First ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon…

Long-distance race to take place on December 7 Range of events open to elite professional athletes, seasoned amateurs and first-time marathon participants Partnership reinforces ADNOC’s corporate social responsibility commitments Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 4, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) ......read more

wasl properties reveals grand-prize winner of ‘Zayed Ramadan Competition'…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 July 2018:   wasl properties has announced the winners of its ‘Zayed Ramadan Competition’. The competition took place throughout Ramadan and aimed to celebrate children’s creativity, highlight their innovation, and reward their artistic talents.  wasl committee selected Zobiya Javed Ansari, Sameeksha, Zunerah, and Therese to be ......read more

Record Number of Nominations Expected for 10th MBR Creative Sports Awards…

60 more days to go before the closure of the nomination window Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018:  With less than 60 days to go before the closure of nomination window for the 10th Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Awards, organisers have been impressed with the number of nominations they have received until now and are confident of scaling new highs in this Year of Zayed. The nomination ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Announce Strongest Tour Line-up as Countdown Begins to Cycling Showpiece…

Dubai, UAE, July 01, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has announced its strongest ever Tour de France line-up as the they prepare to make their second appearance at cycling’s most prestigious race (7 – 29 July). The team will be fronted by General Classification (GC) contender Dan Martin, whilst reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff will be the sides big hope in the sprint ......read more

Top Travel Picks to Ensure a Tantrum Free Trip…

Your Summer 2018 Children’s Travel Essentials!  Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  As summer approaches, it is time to start planning ahead, even more so when little people are involved! To ensure a tantrum-free trip, careful preparation is key – fail to prepare, prepare to fail! From durable drinks bottles to keep your children regularly hydrated to cute backpacks to fill with ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Launches Youth Academy…

Professional cycling team reaching out into the community to inspire the next generation of UAE cyclists   Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  As part of its ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of cyclists, UAE Team Emirates has partnered with Dubai-based sports activity provider Just Play, to launch the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy – a summer cycling programme, ......read more

Families join LEGOLAND® Dubai and Beacon of Hope UAE in spreading light and joy this Ramadan…

1,000 LEGO® lanterns were built as part of LEGOLAND Dubai’s special building experience, in partnership with the Beacon of Hope UAE initiative For every LEGO lantern built, LEGOLAND Dubai is set to donate a ‘Beacon-In-A-Box’ DIY-light kit to children in impoverished areas of the world Dubai, 26 June 2018 –   LEGOLAND® Dubai celebrated the ......read more

From South Korea to Dalma Mall – join Pinkfong and Baby Shark for family fun!…

Abu Dhabi - June 25, 2018:  Start your Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018 off right, then don’t miss out the opportunity to meet the character of your children’s dreams of the world famous Pinkfong and Baby Shark at Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi’s leading shopping mall. Running between 28 and 30 June, families can make their children’s dreams come true with the adorable Prince ......read more

Young Guns Make Their Mark as Uae Team Emirates Finish Top of the Team Standings…

Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ young guns produced one of the team’s best overall performances of the season, with Edward Ravasi, Valerio Conti and Simone Petilli all finishing in the top 10 of the General Classification (GC) at the Adriatica Ionica Race, and in doing so, took UAE Team Emirates to the top of the overall team standings.    The team ......read more

Watermelon Communications joins 3AW global media network…

DUBAI – June 25, 2018:   Watermelon Communications, the leading homegrown marketing and communications agency in the region, today announced its alliance with 3AW, a global network of independent full-service communication agencies. Watermelon is the only entity from the GCC region to be invited and included in the 3AW network of global communications, advertising and marketing ......read more

MOHAP celebrates World Blood Donor Day; honors volunteers and blood donors…

UAE is 100 per cent self-sufficient in safe blood from donors UAE Citizens are among the top 96 nationalities who are active blood donors Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center organizes blood donation campaign in conjunction with World Blood Donor Day MOHAP launches new mobile blood bank bus   UAE, 21 June 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), ......read more

Alfahim Announces New Three-year Partnership With UAE Triathlon Federation…

ALFAHIM’s tie up with UAE Triathlon Federation highlights its commitment to the long-term development of the Emirates and health of residents. Partnership will see ALFAHIM work with the Federation to boost participation in triathlon and sporting events across the UAE. The Federation aims to increase number of youngsters and Emiratis regularly taking part in sports. June 19, ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Blend Youth and Experience as They Announce Line-up for Italian Showcase…

Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates will continue its preparations for the Tour de France as a team of seven riders gear up to take on the  Adriatica Ionica Race (20-24 June). The team will be fronted by Valerio Conti, who goes into the five-stage race in high spirits, having impressed in recent weeks at the Giro d’Italia and Criterium du Dauphiné. The young Italian will ......read more

Winning Wednesday: UAE Team Emirates Celebrate Two Podiums in Two Races…

Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018:   Within minutes of each other, UAE Team Emirates were celebrating two victories on Wednesday afternoon. Italian Diego Ulissi took control of the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse, breaking away on the uphill finish in Leukerbad ahead of a group of 15 chasing riders. Ulissi timed his attack perfectly and, from 300metres out, romped home to pick up the 30th win ......read more

Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain - Quran Competition…

Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018:  Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain recently hosted a successful Quran Competition in partnership with Awqaf Al-Ain. More than 120 students participated in two different categories of recitation and three 3 winners were picked up from each category by a panel of judges well versed in the Quran. The Competition categories and winners were announced as ......read more

How to follow the #WorldCup on Twitter…

Dubai, June 13, 2018:  With one day to go until the 2018 @FIFAWorldCup in Russia, the countdown has begun, and the conversation continues to heat up. This how-to-follow guide offers football fans everything needed to get closer to the #WorldCup action as it unfolds on Twitter.   Official World Cup emojis   Fans around the world can Tweet with hashtags in seven languages ......read more

Facebook for iPhone now available in Arabic…

A program aimed to empower pre-professional students with Facebook Advertising knowledge Dubai, UAE; 11 June 2018:  Facebook has announced that Arabic is now available as a language on the latest version of the Facebook for iPhone. In addition to the existing availability of Arabic on desktop and Android, this move will help people across the region use Facebook in their native language. ......read more

Martin Shines as UAE Team Emirates Secure Second Spot at Dauphine…

Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin secured fourth spot in the overall General Classification (GC) standings at this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné in France. Martin’s impressive result came after he produced yet another strong display on the seventh and final stage of the race, finishing sixth behind eventual winner, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). ......read more

Year of Zayed Celebrated in a Short Film Featuring Renowned Businessman and Philanthropist Dr B. R. ...…

The short film, Estimrariya, emphasizes on the timeless principles of Sheikh Zayed Abu Dhabi – 11th June 2018:  In attendance of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi witnessed the premiere of ‘Estimrariya’, a short film that pays tribute to the legacy of the founding father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed ......read more

Skyline Book Fair 2018…

Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  While most people rely on the internet to read these days, one cannot deny the feeling of holding a real book. Skyline University College organized the Skyline Book Fair 2018 with the theme, “Year of Zayed on May 14-15, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Library Department also conducted an Inter-School Competition on Storytelling, Drawing, and Oratory ......read more

Sprint Superstar! Kristoff Rules the Roost, Securing Top Spot for Uae Team Emirates…

Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff secured top spot at the GP du canton d’Argovie in Switzerland as the sprint sensation took his tally to four wins for the season. The European champion, who joined UAE Team Emirates at the start of this season, showed just why the team were so keen to obtain his services, as he unleashed a  powerful surge to ......read more

Modhesh World Set for 19th Edition With Packed Lineup of Family Fun…

19th edition of Modhesh World runs from  7 June - 25 August at  Dubai World Trade Centre Region’s much awaited family edutainment destination to offer immersive experiences  80-day excitement includes interactive shows by Dubai’s lovable mascot Modhesh and world’s most famous cat Hello Kitty Dubai, UAE 7 June 2018:   Modhesh World, one of the ......read more

Stars of the Stage! Dubai's Best Value Summer Camp for Children & Teens…

Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  Did you know that drama, dance and singing is great exercise for your kids? What’s more, it unlocks their creative side and allows them to use their imagination and be free… completely away from screens, tablets and laptops!  At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios ......read more

Massaro on Track to Defend Title, Rosner Through to Semi-finals…

Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  Defending champion Laura Massaro took a step closer towards the knockout semi-finals with a victory over England teammate Sarah-Jane Perry in the afternoon session on Day 2 of the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals at Emirates Golf Club today, while Germany’s Simon Rosner notched up a second win to secure a place in the semi-finals. Massaro, 34, is firmly ......read more

Sprint Superstars in Action as UAE Team Emirates Take on Gp Du Canton D'argovie…

Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates will line-up for the GP Du Canton d’Argovie (7 June) with a strong line up of riders including reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff. The Norwegian will be supported by team mates: Ben Swfit, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Oliviero Troia, Jan Polanc and Simone Consonni as they prepare for a race which is traditionally used as a ......read more

Salim Assaf honored in Paris…

Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  The multi-talented artist, singer, composer and lyricist Salim Assaf, headed to Paris on Monday morning to attend the Ceremony by the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music, and was awarded the title of “Professional Members”, In the presence of the Chairman of S.A.C.E.M – Jean-Claude Petit and the international music composer ......read more

Dubai Municipality clinch NAS Wheelchair Basketball crown…

Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Dubai Municipality clinched the Nad Al Sheba Wheelchair Basketball Championship title with a facile 63-46 win over Dubai Public Prosecution at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. Dominant throughout their campaign, Dubai Municipality gave another commanding performance to deal Dubai Public Prosecution their third defeat in the final of the NAS ......read more

Twitter And Goal Launch First Sports Live Show in MENA – #YallaGoal – During 2018 FIFA World Cup™…

Rani, Unilever and Infiniti Commit as Show’s First Sponsors; The Show Premieres on June 11 Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Twitter and Goal today announced that they are kicking off the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with the launch of the first sports live show in the Middle East & North Africa region, “#YallaGoal”, on the platform. Hosted in Arabic, the biweekly ......read more

GAZOO Racing's Lexus LC sweeps first place in SP-PRO of ý24 Hours of Nürburgring ý…

Lexus LC claims a class win on its debut in the German endurance race    Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Overcoming the challenges of one of the world’s most demanding circuits, the No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC, driven by Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and Yuichi Nakayama, made a remarkable debut race and claimed the first position in the SP-PRO ......read more

Yas Island gears up for exciting celebrations this Eid Al Fitr…

For first time, celebrations will include fireworks on all three days of Eid Al Fitr 24-hour celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall on June 15 June 5, 2018 - Yas Island, UAE:   Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, has announced an exciting program of celebrations taking place across the Island during Eid Al Fitr. From a thrilling ......read more

Egypt Take Top Honours at PSA Awards…

Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018:  Egyptian World No.1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini were the big winners at the 2017/18 PSA Awards as they collected the Player of Year Awards in recognition of their exploits over the past season on the PSA World Tour during a gala dinner held at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina last night. On the eve of the season-ending ATCO PSA ......read more

Khalifa Fund launches the second edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceUAE' and the first of ‘Pitch@PalaceGCC' ...…

Abu Dhabi, June 03, 2018: After the tremendous success of ‘Pitch@PalaceUAE’, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has launched the second edition of the competition and the first edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceGCC’. The competition, organized in partnership with the ‘Pitch@Palace Global’ competition launched by H.R.H Prince Andrew, Duke of York in the United ......read more

Al Taher knock fancied Fuhood Zaabeel out of NAS Futsal Championships…

Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018:  Defending champions Al Taher put in a consummate team performance on Sunday night, fighting back from a goal down to beat fancied Fuhood Zaabeel 2-1 and book their place in the last four of the 2018 Nad Al Sheba Futsal Championship. Led by their diminutive Iranian captain Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh, a three-time AFC Futsal Player of the Year, Al Taher bounced back ......read more

Ulissi Finishes Fourth at GP Lugano…

Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi finished just shy of a podium place at the GP Lugano on Sunday, after crossing the line fourth in the 185km race in southern Switzerland. The one day race, which was won by Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-Merida), was Ulissi’s first competitive ride since completing the Giro d’Italia last month.    After ......read more

Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain celebrates the spirit of Ramadan…

Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Bringing together 30 talented Urban Sketchers Dubai under one roof to sketch and draw their surroundings on location, and share their work with the world, one drawing at a time. Winners won exciting prizes, goody bags and their sketches will be exhibited within the hospital lobby during the whole month of Ramadan. In the pictures are the 1st, 2nd ......read more

Al Dhaheri Powers to a Clean Sweep In China…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Despite his young age Rashid Al Dhaheri's racing exploits have seen him rapidly rise through the ranks of the karting scene in the UAE and Italy. In a further career development Rashid has taken part in his first race in China where he powered to a clean-sweep of victories. The Abu Dhabi schoolboy made his debut in the China ASEAN ROK Cup at the Nanning ......read more

Ulissi Targets One-day Success at GPLugano…

Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’Diego Ulissi will embark on his first ride since the Giro d’Italia as the Italian tackles the GP Lugano on Sunday 3rd June alongside the experienced Ben Swift and a team of young guns including: Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Aleksandr Riabushenko, Jan Polanc and Simone Consonni. The team will be supported by technical director ......read more

Pre-registration for the Montegrappa Writing Prize is now open to aspiring authors in the GCC…

Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  Organisers of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have announced that pre-registration for the Montegrappa Writing Prize is now open. The competition has produced eight published authors in the last five years and is regarded in the region as one of the most significant ways for aspiring writers to get their work noticed. First-time novelists from the ......read more

Marwan Elshorbagy Withdraws From World Series Finals to Hand Nick Matthew Dubai Swansong…

Dubai, UAE, May 31, 2018:  Egypt’s World No.3 Marwan ElShorbagy has withdrawn from next week’s ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals due to a hamstring injury - meaning three-time World Champion England’s Nick Matthew will make the final appearances of his career at the season-ending tournament held at Emirates Golf Club between June 5-9. Defeat to German qualifier ......read more

Rodriguez Proud to Reach Dubai World Series Finals…

Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  Colombia’s World No.14 Miguel Angel Rodriguez cannot wait to return to Dubai when the ATCO PSA World Series Finals light up the Emirates Golf Club from June 5-9. The 32-year-old is currently in the form of his life after claiming his first ever World Series title at the prestigious Allam British Open, when he defeated World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy to make ......read more

Yas Waterworld is Open during Ramadan – and Kids Enter Free!…

Experience non-stop fun for the whole family, with special extended hours during the very first Yas Waterworld Family Night Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 29, 2018:   Yas Waterworld, the Middle East’s Leading Waterpark, is keeping its doors open to guests throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Yas Waterworld will continue to be operational over the coming weeks. ......read more

Defending champions Al Taher shocked in NAS Futsal opener…

Abdallah’s own goal gifts Al Bahri a 2-1 win over the 2017 champions, while MKS sizzle in 5-0 win over The Emperor Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018:  Defending champions Al Taher made an inauspicious start to their Nad Al Sheba Futsal Championship campaign on Monday night as Ahmad Abdallah’s own goal in the final seconds of the match gifting Al Bahri a 2-1 win. In the other matches ......read more

No Guarantees for Dominant Egyptians With Title Up for Grabs…

Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018:  Egypt’s dominance of world squash has continued unabated this year with the top three places in both the World rankings, and in the World Series Standings for men and women currently held by Egyptians. And an incredible nine Egyptian players – five men and four women - have qualified for the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals which takes ......read more

‘The Power' to feed your soul this Ramadan…

New indie movie by Zenofer Fathima is a timely release that highlights prayer as a mighty spiritual force Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018:  The debut of the independent film ‘The Power’ is especially strong with a timely theme and a compelling ending that is sure to give viewers a spiritually uplifting Ramadan.  Produced and starred in by Zenofer Fathima and directed by Sachin ......read more

Modhesh Begins Tour to Spread Citywide Cheer…

‘Meet-and-greet’ sessions and shows at schools, hospitals and malls part of awareness campaign for Modhesh World, which is opening on 7 June at Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE 28 May 2018:  Modhesh, the lovable mascot of Dubai’s summer season, has embarked on a citywide tour to spread the messages of fun, joy, caring and sharing, among children, teenagers and ......read more

Women's champ Mehnaz dedicates win to cyclist killed by speeding motorist…

Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2018:  Mehnaz Amin Kamali, winner of the women’s 75km amateur cycling race for UAE Nationals on Sunday night, dedicated her triumph to Mizna Abdullah Ali, who was killed by a speeding car last week while she was training for Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s cycling competition. Mizna, a member of the Al Wathba team, was cycling with a few of her teammates ......read more

ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals Groups Announced - Sensational Clashes in Store…

British Open Finalists Rodriguez and ElShorbagy drawn together Defending champion Laura Massaro to play World Champion Raneem el Welily Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2018:   The groups have been drawn for the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals, and squash fans in Dubai are in for a treat with sensational clashes in store when play gets underway at the Emirates Golf Club ......read more

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