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UAE Team Emirates Heads to Germany for Euroeyes Cyclassics Hamburg and Deutschland Tour

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:    UAE Team Emirates has a double bill of racing in Germany next week, starting with one-day WorldTour race, the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg (25 August), which is swiftly followed by a four day race around the country, the Deutchland Tour (29 August – 1 September).   Hamburg is one for the Sprinters and the seven man squad will ride in support of Alexander Kristoff, who has not only won the race, but been on the podium a further three times. They will be guided by Sports Directors  Allan Peiper and Neil Stephens:   – Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor)   – Roberto Ferrari (Ita)   – Alexander Kristoff (Nor)   – Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor)   – Rui Oliveira ......read more

Group Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to Bring Together 100 Artists in Dubai with a Message of Tolerance

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   Over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists, will come together in Dubai from 11th to 14th September in a unique group art exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to pay tribute to the Year of Tolerance in the UAE. The spectacular show, which will be held at the 2XL store on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, will feature more than 300 artworks with a message of ‘Tolerance’.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “As a tribute to UAE’s spirit of peace and equality, the exhibition will serve to celebrate diversity. Radically different artworks will coexist at the show to create intercultural connections. We have received an overwhelming response to the exhibition not just from local artists but ......read more

New updates to enhance Instagram security announced

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2019:  Facebook is announcing two updates to further strengthen Instagram’s security and help protect people who use the platform. First is expanding its Data Abuse Bounty program to include Instagram; second is introducing an invite-only bug bounty program for Checkout on Instagram before it expands beyond the US. Last April, Facebook  launched the Data Abuse Bounty program to help identify potential violations of the platform’s policies and reward people who report misuse of Facebook data by app developers. Now the program is expanding to Instagram. The goal is to help protect the information people share on Instagram and encourage security researchers to report potential abuse so action can quickly be taken. Just like the bug bounty program, reports will be rewarded ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Full of Confidence as It Reveals a Solid Squad Ahead of the Vuelta a Espana

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  20, August 2019:  With less than a week to go until the 74th edition of the Vuelta a Espana begins, UAE Team Emirates has revealed its eight man squad for the last Grand Tour of the season.   The group is packed full of experience, with 45 Grand Tours between the riders – 14 of which have been earned at the Vuelta. It will be led by Fabio Aru and Fernando Gaviria, who will have support from a well-rounded team, including the up and coming Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar who will earn his first ever Grand Tour cap.    The squad is topped off with the Italian trio of Valerio Conti, Oliviero Troia and Marco Marcato, as well as the Columbian duo of Sergio Henao and Juan Sebastian Molano. The riders will be guided by Andrej Hauptman, Bruno Vicino and Paolo Tiralongo ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Italian Connection Boosts Al Qemzi's F2 Title Bid

Emirati pair head for Grand Prix of Italy aiming for podium double   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19th August, 2019:   Rashed Al Qemzi says Team Abu Dhabi’s Italian connection can help him extend his lead in the UIM F2 World Championship in Brindisi this weekend.   The 2017 F2 champion heads into the Grand Prix of Italy holding a 14-point advantage over his nearest rival, Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen, in the race for this year’s world title, and the Emirati driver is determined to widen the gap.   Al Qemzi and team-mate Rashed Al Tayer are spending the next two days testing on Lake Maggiore in San Nazzaro, Italy under the guidance of Team Abu Dhabi manager, Guido Cappellini.   The Italian ten-times former F1H20 world champion wants to ensure both drivers and boats are in prime ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Leaves the Vuelta a Burgos After Banking a Series of Positive Performances

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18, August 2019:   The week long Vuelta a Burgos proved to be a positive stage race for UAE Team Emirates, after it was animated by a series of strong individual and team performances.    Former World Champion, Rui Costa, ended the race with a respectable 10th spot in an overall classification that was full of highly rated riders. It followed his second place finish in the fifth stage of the race, which saw him break free from the lead riders with 1.6kms to go on a brutal summit finish.   Costa managed to gain a gap of 10 seconds on the group, but the margin was not big enough to hold off Ivan Sosa (Team Ineos) who bridged across on the hardest part of the climb to take the win.   The day before, Costa was third in the stage, just behind his team mate ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture launches a comprehensive events program for the second half of 2019

Including lectures, lessons, courses, seminars, workshops, interactive competitions and special publications   Dubai, 17 August, 2019:  As part of its efforts to spread Islamic culture and human values among the various strata of society, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), revealed the details of its calendar of activities for the second half of 2019. These include a variety of initiatives aimed at students, women, employees, spouses, parents and working groups, as well as the general community in Dubai. Keen to reach the largest possible segment of the target group, the centre altered its programs to include lectures, lessons, courses, seminars, workshops, as well as interactive competitions and special ......read more

Facebook Users to Become More Aware of Their Data Usage

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  07, August 2019:    With social media in full bloom, researchers at the United Arab Emirates University are delving deeper into the topic by finding out how Facebook uses the data it has collected. At the end of last semester, Dr Fida Dankar, Assistant Professor in Security, set out to study the project along with three students from her college. “We want to know how Facebook is using our data and what kind of experiment it is conducting,” she explained. “Moreover, we want to look at the settings of Facebook and find out whether we have any autonomy in deciding about such data uses.” Her plan is to carry out a survey to observe the manner in which Facebook manages and uses customer data, along with all the associated privacy threats. This will mean finding out ......read more

Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum at Laguna Waterpark's Caribbean Fest

Just AED 99 Entry as Laguna Waterpark Host a Celebration of Caribbean Culture    Dubai, UAE, 6 August 2019:  Recognised in the region for incredible promotions and exciting events, Laguna Waterpark continues to celebrate the UAE’s cultural diversity with yet another weekend celebration.      The trendy waterpark has announced it will host Caribbean Fest from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August, with tickets reduced to just AED 99 both online and at the park gate.   Available for residents and visitors alike, the one-off two-day event is set to bring the best of the Caribbean’s vibrant culture, food and dance scene to its location in the heart of Dubai’s newest beachfront destination, La Mer.   Guests will be able to have full access Laguna ......read more

Residents in the UAE and KSA say their favourite childhood memories are from family road trips

 Two in five (39%) consider the time they spend with their children in the car is a valuable time to talk to them  Over a third (35%) believe the car is a safe space where they and their loved ones can open up to one another  The Eid Al Adha long weekend is the ideal time for families and friends to bond during a road trip      06, August 2019:   In an age where social media hinders most of our physical human activity, Volkswagen Middle East’s latest study reveals that families use the time spent in the car to share secrets, clear their mind and create new memories. With a four-day weekend around the corner, Eid Al Adha is the perfect time for families and friends to reconnect during a road trip.   The survey undertaken by global research company, Censuswide, ......read more

Emirati youngsters benefit from Dubai Sports Council's Intaleq program

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:   The Dubai Sports Council’s “Intaleq” program for the summer of 2019 has come to a close with a number of young Emiratis students - girls and boys -  taking advantage of this unique opportunity to gain workplace experience. The Intaleq program is an initiative launched by Dubai Sports Council to train young Emirati students and professionals, and it comes under the framework of the Council’s efforts to empower members of the community and to prepare the nation's youth to work in any sector of their choice by providing them with necessary skills and expertise, and familiarising them with the functions of different departments at a workplace.  A ceremony honouring the participants was held in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, ......read more

Seven Best Practices for Securing the Public Cloud

Harish Chib, Vice President – Middle East & Africa of Sophos explains the seven most important steps in securing the public cloud that every organization can follow. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:   The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud have lead more and more organizations to take advantage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You can spin up a new instance in minutes, scale resources up and down whenever you need while only paying for what you use, and avoid high upfront hardware costs.  While the public cloud solves many traditional IT resourcing challenges, it does introduce new headaches. The rapid growth of cloud usage has resulted in a fractured distribution of data, with workloads spread across disparate instances ......read more

Norway Return Sharpens Al Qemzi Focus on World Title

Back at the scene of breakthrough F2 victory, Team Abu Dhabi  driver aims to build on championship lead   Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi, back at the scene of his most significant victory yet in international powerboat racing, has a second UIM F2 World Championship crown firmly in his sights in Norway.   Al Qemzi, F2 champion in 2017, leads the 2019 series after his opening round win in Lithuania last month and has had only one target on his mind since arriving in Tønsberg for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Norway.   “I feel great to be back in Norway,” said the Emirati driver today, ahead of the evening Speed Run and Match Race series. “I have very good memories of winning here two years ago and how ......read more

Enjoy unbeatable summer deals at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai until September

Discover action, adventure, comedy, music and dance along with delectable cuisine Dubai, 30 July 2019:  Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is turning up the heat this summer with unbeatable offers for guests from now until September. Visitors can discover the magic of Bollywood with this exclusive offer on one-day park tickets. A combination of six tickets will be priced at AED 450 including unlimited F&B across all restaurants at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai. Single ticket holders can also pay AED 50 and upgrade their ticket for unlimited F&B and enjoy classic Indian delicacies while meeting their favourite movie characters and enjoying rides and attractions in a vibrant atmosphere. BOLLYWOOD ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria Returns to Racing at the Tour of Poland

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:    The second of this year’s Grand Tours - the Tour de France - may have ended, but the racing season is still very much alive for UAE Team Emirates as they send a squad packed full of exciting Italian talent to back up their star sprinter Fernando Gaviria at the Tour of Poland (3-9 August). Gaviria returns to racing after a prolonged absence due to a knee problem and will be looking for success in the sprint finishes, along with Diego Ulissi who is also targeting stage victories.    The team will be guided across the seven stage tour by Sports Directors Marco Marzano and Bruno Vicino.   • Fernando GAVIRIA (Colombia)   • Diego ULISSI (Italy)   • Simone CONSONNI (Italy)   • Valerio CONTI ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Reflects on One of the Toughest Tours in Recent History

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Cycling is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet and very few races on the professional cycling calendar are as challenging as the Tour de France.    On the 6th July, eight riders from UAE Team Emirates set off to tackle three weeks, 21 stages, five summit finishes and nearly 3,500kms of road racing. It was a Tour designed to test even the most accomplished bike rider and - with 30 categorised climbs, six of which went above 2,000m in the final three mountain stages – it did just that.   UAE Team Emirates headed out to France in good shape. Both GC leader and stage hunter Dan Martin, and fast man Alexander Kristoff were full of confidence, whilst Fabio Aru was looking stronger every day as he fought back from a leg ......read more

UAE Team Emirates to Unleash Young Guns in Second Edition of Adriatica Ionica

UAE Team Emirates is set to send a seven-man squad to take part in the second edition of the Adriatica Ionica (25 – 28 July).   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  24 July  2019:   The line-up will be fronted by Jan Polanc, who will be supported by teammates Roberto Ferrari, Sebastian Molano, Manuele Mori, Rui Oliveira, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Rory Sutherland. The omens are positive for UAE Team Emirates, who had three riders finish in the top 10 of the General Classification in the inaugural event last year.    The race will open with a city circuit in Mestre, before an opportunity for the sprinters on stage 2 with the overall battle likely to be decided with the uphill finish to Misurina Lake on stage 3. The final two days finish in Cormons and Trieste, which are both played out on ......read more

Meet your favourite superheroes Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 at Cartoon Network's fun zone in Sharjah.

Dubai, 23 July 2019: Get ready for a blast with Cartoon Network this summer season, with a host of delightful activities for kids from 17 July until 17 August at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Kids can immerse themselves in two fun zones – the Football Zone and the Cinema Zone, both featuring some of Cartoon Network’s biggest stars. Join your favourite heroes – Ben 10 and the Powerpuff Girls in a thrilling entertainment extravaganza. Children of all ages can experience three unique events in the Hero Zone – which includes a Cartoon Network Ben 10-themed football zone, a free play football pitch and a fully-functioning Carton Network Arts and Crafts Zone.  This means that you can have fun kicking the ball around, try out more advanced skills in the shoot-out or get in touch with your creative side – all ......read more

The 8th Edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is Accepting Submisisons

  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee is accepting digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until July 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival will return for its 8th edition February 1 – March 31, 2020 • His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opened the 2019 Festival at the recently restored historic village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town    Ras Al Khaimah, July 23 2019:   The 8th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) is accepting submissions from local and international artists for its 2020 exhibitions until July 31st, 2019. The Festival, which is being held for the second year at the recently restored historic village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town, celebrates the ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi's Reigning Xcat World Champions Begin Title Defence With Double Race Wins in Italy

Torrente, Al Mansoori complete back-to-back race victories on Lake Maggiore Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 July, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori completed back-to-back race victories to win the Grand Prix of Italy today for a perfect start to their title defence in the XCAT World Championship. For the second day in succession, Torrente and Al Mansoori showed emphatically that they do not require the advantage of pole position to dominate races. Having qualified in third position, they took the initiative from the start and emerged from the first turn with a clear advantage, going on to win race two by 11.76 secs from the Dubai Police combination of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi. The Blue Roo pairing of Pal Virik Nilsen and Jan Trygve Braaten took third place ahead of Rashed Al Tayer ......read more

Emirates Partners with the West Asian Football Federation Championship

Emirates to become Official Partner and Airline for tournament to be hosted for first time in Iraq Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Emirates has today announced an agreement which will see it as the Official Partner and Airline for the ninth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship, taking place in Erbil and Karbala, Iraq from 2-14 August 2019.  The deal demonstrates Emirates’ ongoing commitment to supporting football and connecting with fans across the region. The West Asian Football Federation is one of the four regional governing bodies of the Asian Football Confederation, and consists of nine member nations in Western Asia. This year, eight national teams including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen will be competing for the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Takes Two More Top 10 Finishes in Stage 11 at the Tour De France

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff finished 7th and 9th respectively in today’s sprint finish, despite a mechanical in the final 500m that prevented Kristoff from fully exploiting another impressive lead out from the team’s up and coming young Belgian rider. The race was won by a matter of inches by Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) who marginally pipped Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to the line.   Stage 11 came after a well earned rest day for the riders and eased them back into racing with a relatively short 167km flat route from Albi to Toulouse. The day played out as expected with the inevitable breakaway being slowly reeled back in by the chasing peloton. Dan Martin was kept safe by the team’s domestiques and ......read more

Indian playback singer Amit Kumar to dazzle guests with a vibrant performance at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, 17 July 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting a live concert with leading Indian playback singer Amit Kumar on July 26th, where he will perform some of his classic hits. Versatile singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar, will pay tribute to his father by performing live inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels. Amit Kumar has sung several Bollywood film songs since the 1970s and has won several awards for his contribution to the Indian music industry. Working with the late musician maestro R.D. Burman, Amit attained international fame and has recorded over 170 Hindi songs. Tickets for the concert will be priced at AED 175 and AED ......read more

MG Motor becomes the Global Partner of Liverpool Football Club as the British-born brand's international status continues to grow

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   On July 15th, at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium, MG Motor signed a contract with Liverpool FC that sees the British-born automotive brand become the world-famous football club’s official global partner. With British sporting spirit in its DNA, MG Motor will further extend its status as an international brand through its collaboration with 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool FC. As a brand that appeals to young, sporty and passionate individuals, this high-profile partnership will further boost MG’s popularity in the global market.  MG’s relationship with Liverpool FC started in 2016, when the brand became its official partner in China. After more than three years of cooperation, MG has engaged with huge audiences of fans ......read more

Leading Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra performs to a packed house at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Popular Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, entertained guests with a hilarious no-holds-barred show on July 12  at the Rajmahal Theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. This was Kamra’s first performance at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and he didn’t disappoint with his witty lines and wisecracks. Needless to say, guests left with their funny bone tickled!  

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Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019:  February 4th, 2019 marks the beginning of Facebook's 15th year, a day where it historically celebrated the millions of connections that happen between friends on the platform all around the world. Since its founding in 2004, friendships have always been core to what Facebook is all about and today, the hope is that everyone takes time to reflect on and ......read more

Maiden WSK Win for the Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri at WSK Super Master Series…

Three Seconds between Rashid and his nearest competitor as he powers ahead of the pack to achieve victory at Adria Karting Raceway Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 5,  2019:  The talented young Emirati karting driver Rashid Al Dhaheri carried out a magnificent and convincing victory during the final of the Mini class at Adria Karting Raceway. The race culminated with Rashid surging ......read more

Voting for Talentology 2019 commences…

Top twelve participants to compete for grand prize Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019:  Voting for the third edition of the annual Talentology 2019 where twelve entrants are competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative industry.  The six selected entrants in the Kids Category include Tarah Retnaraj, Jasryl ......read more

Momentous Victory for UAE as Abdullah Humaid wins H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping ...…

February 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The UAE’s Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi with his speedy mare, ‘Cha Cha Cha 7’, was crowned the cup of Grand Prix during the second edition of H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W). The four-day event that was held in the indoor arena of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, ran alongside  an international ......read more

Zayed Book Award Shortlist Announced for ‘Literature' and ‘Literary & Art Criticism' Categories…

Three titles in each category contend for prize in the 13th edition of the Award     Abu Dhabi, 04 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the titles that have made the shortlist for the ‘Literature’ and ‘Literary & Art Criticism’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award, following the Scientific Committee meeting last ......read more

Dubai Culture successfully concludes the 'Night of Ideas'…

The event was held at the Etihad Museum in presence of a number of VIPs, museum directors and thought leaders and experts from across the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture); the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, in collaboration with the Institut Français in the UAE, successfully ......read more

Chinese Ambassador at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to Commemorate Chinese New Year Celebrations…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the region’s Leading Theme Park, welcomed the Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Ni Jian, on Friday February 1st, to raise the curtain on the park’s exciting Chinese New Year celebrations. After a welcome note from Bianca Sammut, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Ambassador took part in traditional ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts and “Hala China” inaugurates the Chinese Festive Market at Riverland™ Dubai…

February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Ahmad AlRayyes, Chief Commercial Officer, DXB Entertainments and Jin Lei, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, inaugurated the official opening of the ‘Hala China’ Chinese Festive Market at Riverland™ Dubai,  part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed ......read more

Alpen Capital's Global Fusion concert blends Indian, Arab and Western musical styles in Dubai…

Mandolin maestro U Rajesh headlined the concert held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.    DUBAI – February 3, 2019: Masters of Indo-Arab-Western music weaved an auditory canvas of cultural harmony at Global Fusion 2019 concert hosted by Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors in Dubai. The 15th edition of Alpen Capital’s Global Fusion was presented to its clients and ......read more

Nominations open for Sports Fingerprint Award…

New annual award honours individuals and institutions for their humanitarian work in the sports sector February 03, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE : The nominations for the inaugural Sports Fingerprint Award (Limitless Abilities), a joint initiative of the Dubai Sports Council and Watani Al Emarat Foundation, is open now and individuals and organisations, who spread positive values in society through ......read more

Registration for NAS futsal and volleyball qualifiers to close on Tuesday…

February 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Registration for the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s futsal and volleyball qualifying will come to a close this Tuesday and the organising committee has urged interested teams to hurry or risk disappointment. The registration for the qualifying tournament, which opened on January 16, will close on February 5, but teams will have time until February ......read more

Bentley Races Into Centenary Year at Bathurst…

Bathurst 12 Hour kicks off Bentley’s 2019 race season Bentley Motorsport’s fifth year in Australian endurance race Continental GT3 ready to deliver on potential in Centenary year Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  Bentley Motorsport embarks on a landmark racing campaign as the world’s most sought-after luxury car brand when it competes in the season-opening Bathurst ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria Doubles Down in Argentina With Second Win of the Season…

Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  In his second bunch sprint finish of the Vuelta a San Juan, UAE Team Emirates’ fast man Fernando Gaviria took a well-earned win, doubling his tally of 2019 victories after only four days of competitive racing. The Colombian sprinter continued his run of fine form, building on his opening stage success last Sunday.   This time, the 24-year-old ......read more

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…

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Thursday, January 31st from 8:30am – 8:30pm; Friday, February 1st from 8:30am – 10:00pm & ......read more

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

More than 40,000 spectators at Zayed Sports City and millions of viewers worldwide will celebrate the official start of the World Games in less than 50 days’ time  People with intellectual disabilities are the creative force developing the performances, playing a pivotal role in the creation and staging of the event   Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  In less than ......read more

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

UAE riders take lead for the Nation Cup in the categories of Children, Juniors and Young riders  Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:  Germany’s Philipp Weishaupt and his horse ‘Catokia 2’ won the Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines at the conclusion of the 19th Sharjah International Show Jumping Championship (CSI3*), which was held under the guidance of Dr. Sultan ......read more

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