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    Meraas' Complimentary Urban Pixels Photography Workshops Get Underway

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018: Meraas, a leading Dubai-based holding company, launched a series of complimentary photography workshops as part of its annual Urban Pixels photography competition, held in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage.   This year’s edition of the acclaimed contest welcomed amateur shutterbugs to the free-to-attend photography upskilling sessions, with more set to take place on 28 April and 5 May. Trigger-happy photographers spanning all levels of ability can choose from a variety of workshops, photo walks and photo talks taking place across select locations at The Beach, La Mer, Al Seef, City Walk, Boxpark and The Outlet Village.  UAE-based photography experts, including ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Pavilion a big hit at Bangkok SportAccord

    Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2018:  The Dubai Sports Council’s pavilion at SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok has emerged as one of the top draws at the annual expo, attracting some of the sport industry’s biggest names. A four-member delegation representing DSC and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award has travelled to the Thailand capital for this year’s SportAccord, which is being held at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre from April 15-20. SportAccord is the world’s premier event in the business of sport, dedicated to engaging and connecting rights holders, organising committees, cities, media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport. Annually, the event brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations, and the ......read more

    Flamengo to meet Real Madrid in dream Hamdan U16 final

    Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:  Flamengo’s Reinier Jesus Carvalho, the leading goal-scorer at the 8th Hamdan Bin Mohammed U16 International Football Championship, is hoping to keep his form going in Thursday’s final against Real Madrid and help his team return home as champions. Flamengo, the Brazil U16 champions, have looked in a league of their own at the Dubai Police Officers’ Club, cruising into the semis with three emphatic wins in the group stages. They opened with a 5-1 win over Al Wasl and then routed Egypt’s Al Ahly 8-0 before closing with a 3-0 win over PSV Eindhoven. Up against 2016 finalist Borussia Dortmund in the semis, the Brazilians, who are making their first appearance at the tournament, were ruthless as ever, dismissing the Germans 8-2 to set up a title-clash with 2015 finalist Real ......read more

    Dubai Customs takes part in Think Science Fair 2018

    Dubai – 16 April 2018:   Dubai Customs took part in the Think Science Fair 2018, held from April 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister.  Such events like Think Science Fair are highly important to Dubai Customs which looks at knowledge and innovation as pillars to develop and thrive today. On the first day of the Fair, Dubai Customs showcased 11 innovations that were built and created in-house. These included an amphibian inspection buggy, a mobile inspection lab, a remote integrated container inspection system, a smart inspection system in the airports, a customs clearance buggy, and a robotic inspection system for ladies.   Dubai Customs’ stand at the fair saw heavy footfall from school and college students who ......read more

    The Nation's Top Youth Football Teams Including Choueifat, BSAK and French School LFIGP Secure Their Spots at the du Football Champions Finals

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April 2018:  One of the most anticipated days at the du Football Champions - the national semi-finals, took place on Saturday where the 48 strongest youth football teams from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Northern Emirates and Dubai faced off for the first time to secure their place in the finals of du Football Champions taking place at Dubai Mall on 20th April.  Home of the UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official cups and in partnership with LaLiga, teams playing in the semi-finals kicked off their matches with great energy supported by crowds of friends and fans.   The stakes were higher as teams battled it out to secure a place in the finals for a chance to take home the gold while eager to catch the eyes of LaLiga scouts looking for top players for the du LaLiga HPC ......read more

    du LaLiga HPC U16 Crowned UAE FA Academy League Champions and City FC Win U14 Category

    15 April 2018 - Dubai, UAE –   In a night filled with anticipation at the U16 & U14 finals of the UAE FA Academy league, du LaLiga HPC met their counterparts from City FC in both categories in the decisive battle to be crowned the strongest youth team in the nation. In the U16 category, du LaLiga HPC outplayed the boys in red from City FC from the opening whistle.  Setting the pace of the match and playing an attacking match – a penalty was awarded to du LaLiga HPC early on, but not converted as City FC keeper saved it to a roar of support from the crowd with the halftime whistle ending a goalless first half.    The battle for the gold continued into the second half while du LaLiga HPC kept the pressure high, playing a fast paced tactical match, creating opportunities in City FC’s ......read more

    Martin Hoping for Amstel Gold as Irishman Leads Team to Ardennes Classics

    Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates Dan Martin will be looking to secure his first win for the team as the Irishman leads a strong line up to tackle the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday (15th April). Martin, who joined the UAE outfit for the 2018 season, will be hoping to prove his fitness ahead of the upcoming Liège - Bastogne – Liège, a race he knows well having taken home the victory in 2013.      Joining Martin in the Netherlands is an experienced team of riders including former World Champion Rui Costa, Diego Ulissi, Matteo Bono, Rory Sutherland and Manuele Mori. Capping off the seven-rider line-up will be youngster Alexandr Riabushenko who impressed recently at the Tour of the Basque Country.     Commenting on Sunday’s race, Martin said: “Training has gone ......read more

    Indie Film ‘Selfie' Premieres in Dubai

    Zenofer Fathima and Bollywood actor Mukul Dev play lead roles in short film about friendship Shot and set in Dubai, Indian movie reaffirms that UAE has a flourishing media and entertainment industries Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018:    The independent film ‘Selfie’ debuts today with an exclusive screening at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai.  A short film that tackles maintaining real-life friendship in the era of social media, Selfie is produced and starred in by Zenofer Fathima, with Bollywood actor Mukul Dev as the other lead character.     The movie was both shot and set in Dubai, reaffirming the UAE’s position as a preferred choice for film and television projects amongst international production companies. The country has been actively supporting the creative arts ......read more

    Dubai Quality Group kicks off the 2-day Ideas Arabia 13th International Conference & Competition on 13th & 14th May 2018

    Under the theme “Spirit of Innovation” The Submission Deadline for Ideas Arabia Competition is 12th  April 2018 Go Global! Ideas Arabia gives winners of 2 categories – Executive Leadership & Idea of the Year, a unique opportunity to compete globally in ‘The Global Award’ competition 2019”. Leaders and experts will gather for two-day conference to support the spirit of ‘innovation to join hands in making UAE an innovation hub. Dubai, 9th April, UAE:   Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, and patron of DQG, the Ideas Arabia Subgroup of DQG will host its 13th Annual International Conference & Competition on 13th & 14th May ......read more

    Sharjah Children's Reading Festival Launches Four Competitions to Discover Children's Creative Skills

    Cooking, journalism, poetry and innovation contests to be held during SCRF 2018 Sharjah, 9 April 2018:  Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), organised by Sharjah Book Authority, has launched four competitions on cooking, news reporting, poetry and innovation during its 10th edition, which will take place at Expo Centre Sharjah from April 18-28. The contests are designed to discover, nurture and improve the youngsters’ literary and creative skills, including the ‘Little Chef’ competition for age groups 6-10 and 11-16, sponsored by Chicken Teka restaurant. Little Chef aims to enhance culinary knowledge and techniques in a fun, safe learning environment as well as encourage the children to prepare healthy meals and reduce their intake of fast food. SCRF is also challenging schoolchildren ......read more

    First Qualifer of the 2018 Nations Tour Comes to a Thrilling Conclusion

    9th April, Dubai, UAE:   The first qualifier of 2018 Nations Tour presented by OMEGA concluded on 5 April at the Address Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai, with a thrilling finish between the top three qualifying teams. The two-ball tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format saw Caroline Rosentock and Karin Schmedes from Team Germany take the first place on a countback in the opening qualifier with a net aggregate of 75 against Team Ireland, Damien Murray and John Hughes. Rahul Yadav and Vikram Malhotra from Team India finished third with a net aggregate of 71. The winning team received a Pro-Am spot in the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic 2018. The second and third place winners took home a pair hospitality passes to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and exciting on course prizes were given away for Nearest to Pin and ......read more

    Global Village sets a new record after drawing smiles on faces of more than 6 million guests and achieving 9/10 in their Happiness Index

    Dubai, 9 April 2018 –   Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, closed the gates on its biggest ever season on 7th of April 2018. The successful season 22 ended with a record breaking attendance of more than 6 million guests over its 158 days of operation achieved while successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guest Happiness Index. Season 22 had the biggest festivals of shopping, dining, concerts, shows and events, games and entertainment in the history of Global Village. Global Village closed Season 22 completing 2.9 billion dirhams of business transactions, hosting over 95 nationalities of more than 10,000 manpower showcasing cultures of more than 75 countries. It is now preparing for the much-awaited ......read more

    Kristoff Leads UAE Team Emirates to Paris-Roubaix as Riders Gear Up for ‘A Sunday in Hell'

    Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has announced another strong line-up for one of the biggest races of the UCI World Tour season, Paris–Roubaix, as the group of riders look to beat the formidable ‘Hell of the North’. The majority of the team have already participated in races in northern Europe, with the exception of one, Roberto Ferrari, who comes in to replace Briton, Ben Swift following his crash at the Tour of Flanders.   Joining Ferrari at one of the most prestigious races on the tour will be: Alexander Kristoff, Filippo Ganna, Sven Erik Bystrøm, Marco Marcato, Oliviero Troia and Simone Consonni. The team will be guided by Sports Directors, Mario Scirea and Philippe Mauduit.   Commenting on Sunday’s race Scirea said: “We’re going to Paris-Roubaix with ......read more

    Riabushenko Snatches Second at Tour of Basque Country

    Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexandr Riabushenko produced a scintillating ride on Wednesday evening to snatch second place in stage three of the Vuelta al País Vasco. The young Belarusian, who joined the side as a trainee in 2017, was unlucky to not take first place after a thrilling bunched sprint finish, which saw Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) claim the stage win.    Commenting on the podium finish, Riabushenko said; “I’m happy, but I can’t hide the fact that I’m a little bit upset because I could have won. It would have been great to get my first win as a professional at the end of such a difficult stage. In the sprint, I had good feelings and 500 metres from the line I was in good position. At 300 metres, McCarthy started to go and unfortunately I was behind ......read more

    Dubai Culture Supports ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018'

    Consolidating the values and principles of the late Sheikh Zayed in the minds and souls of future generations in the UAE  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has supported the ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018’, which was launched by Infinity Event Management and aims to assemble student contributions from 100 schools across the UAE. One winning painting was selected from each school and entered a grand competition, which included a total of 100 paintings. The contest reflects the values of the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative by educating students and creating a higher level of understanding about the life of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ......read more

    Mirza Secures Momentous UAE National Championship Double

    Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza sealed a UAE National Championship double, after the Emirati finished first in the Time Trial event on Saturday afternoon, adding to his record-breaking Road Race victory last weekend. The win – his third consecutive in the UAE National Championship Time Trial – adds to what is becoming a remarkable season for the rider, having won the continental title in the points race at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in Malaysia, as well as the Asian Road Cycling Championship and the Omnium Track Cycling silver medal earlier this year. Commenting on the win, Mirza, who managed to finish 17 seconds ahead of his nearest opponent, said: “I’m very happy and so satisfied to achieve this result. It’s great to confirm my place on top of the leader ......read more

    Kristoff Out to Cause Upset as UAE Team Emirates Announce Tour of Flanders Line-up

    Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ European Champion Alexander Kristoff is hoping he can cause an upset at the upcoming Tour of Flanders and rediscover the form that saw him win the 2015 edition. The Norwegian has finished in the top 10 in each of his last five appearances in this race and goes into it with hopes of replicating his early season form that saw him pick up stage wins in the Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour.  Kristoff will be joined by team mates: Ben Swift, Filippo Ganna, Marc Marcato, Oliviero Troia, Simone Consonni and  Sven Erik Bystrøm. The riders have had the opportunity to gel over the past week, having competed in the recent classics in Belgium.                    Commenting on Sunday’s race, Kristoff said; ......read more

    Prokop, Quintanilla Celebrate First Victories in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan

    Saudi Arabia’s Al Shegawi wins T2 crown in Nissan Patrol, Spaniards capture buggies title, Dutchman Koolen is crowned quads champion   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 March, 2018:   Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla completed their paths to victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan today, avoiding any late dramas as the event reached its conclusion after five days of spectacular action.   Prokop and co-driver David Pabiska, who started the final leg holding a 15 mins 20secs cars lead, were fourth fastest on the 218-km Abu Dhabi Aviation Stage and won by 13 mins 30.2 secs overall from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski with Belgian Tom Colsoul in a Mini John Cooper.   Russia’s two-times Desert Challenge winners Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin ......read more

    A world of entertainment, this April on ITV Choice

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 26 March 2018 - ITV Choice kicks off April with an extraordinary new game show, Change Your Tune. Hosted by Baz Ashmawy, this unique singing competition challenges five truly terrible singers to 'change their tune'. In front of a live studio audience, contestants start the show by displaying just how bad they really are, before undergoing weeks of professional training. Our singers then return to the stage to give their once-in-a-lifetime performance as they go head to head to try and secure an amazing cash prize and win the show. Will our five terrible singers unearth their inner falsetto or master the perfect vibrato? Find out in Change Your Tune!  If you love The Chase, you'll love Britain's Brightest Family! New to the April line up, Britain's Brightest Family ......read more

    Reading is Fundamental at Emirates Post Group

    27 March, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  Emirates Post Group (EPG) organised reading activities supporting the ‘UAE Reading Month’ initiative. The initiative launched in 2016, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and reinforced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, assigns the month of March as the ‘UAE Reading Month’ to cultivate reading as a daily activity due to its transformative effects on society.  To promote this culture of reading further, Emirates Post set up an in-house “Library for Charity” with over 2,200 donated titles. The proceeds of the sale of these books will go to charitable organizations. The library served the perfect venue to participate ......read more

    Dubai's Best Youth Footballers Secure Their Spots in du Football Champions' National Semi-Finals

    Dubai, UAE – 27 March 2018 –   The highly anticipated Dubai knockouts stage of the official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official youth football tournament, saw a fantastic line up of the strongest Dubai Schools and Streets Cups teams competing for the few remaining spots in the national semi-finals of du Football Champions, where they will meet their counterparts from Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates.  The nation semi-finals are scheduled to take place at The Sevens on 14th April 2018 where winning teams from Northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will meet for the first time to battle it out for their spot in the Finals of du Football Champions. The initiative, in its third season has brought together hundreds of thousands of youth across the UAE, all driven by their love for football and ......read more

    Golden Mile Galleria's Kids' Carnival promises four days of fun, food and entertainment

    Dubai, 27 March 2018:   Wondering what to do over the weekend to keep the kids entertained?  Head over to Golden Mile Galleria which will transform into a colourful carnival with a host of thrilling skills-based games, live entertainment and mouthwatering food for two consecutive weekends: 30/31 March and 6/7 April. Children will be enthralled by a full carnival atmosphere with face painting, archery, a magic talent show, a specially created arts and crafts area and lots more. Guests can also indulge in their favourite carnival games such as ring toss, hoop shoot, can toss and play giant table games like snooker, basketball, Jenga and soccer darts.  For music lovers, there’s a guitar and drum workshop; while yoga and fitness activities will keep health enthusiasts occupied with sessions through the day. ......read more

    Jillian Bosolo adjudged Spinneys Cup winner

    DUBAI – March 26, 2018:   The grand finale of the 13th edition of Spinneys Cup Championship, organised by UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation, witnessed a record crowd of 2,600 enthusiasts at the Desert Palm Polo Club in Dubai. Riders and horses from Al Habtoor Polo Club, Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club, Jebal Ali Equestrian Club, Al Ruwayyah Equestrian Club, Team Z7 joined local riders in the day long competition. Jillian Bosolo riding Al Tsahir Firebird from Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (DPEC) won the Novice section, while Al Habtoor Polo Club based Fatima Intan Al Mulla riding Golden Kippure finished in the 2nd place with Desert Palm Polo Club’s Tammy Petersen riding Another Fortune was in the 3rd place.  In the Intermediate section Attila Kenyo riding Z7’s Chitchatnthechapel took 1st ......read more

    Prokop, Quintanilla Hit the Front in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan

    Czech driver takes lead on dramatic Nissan stage as Chilean rider moves ahead in battle of the bikes   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 March, 2018:   Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla were the big winners today as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan served up a potent reminder of how difficult it is to find a path to victory in this event.   Partnered by David Pabiska in a Ford F-150 Evo, Prokop won the spectacular 287km Nissan Stage 2 to grab an advantage of 10 mins 30.2secs from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul as the overnight cars leaders fell to second place in their Mini John Cooper.   Finishing the day in third place, 1 min 24 secs further away in their Peugeot Abu Dhabi Racing Team 3008 DKR, the UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi ......read more

    Tenth Edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival Begins April 18

    The festival will host renowned local and international authors, celebrities and social media influencers   Sharjah, March 26, 2018:  The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), will run from 18-28 April 2018 at the Sharjah Expo Centre. The cultural festival will feature an array of cultural activities, artistic shows, educational, recreational and sporting events and activities, as well as showcase the latest publications of a host of local and international publishing houses dedicated to the children’s and Young Adults genres. HE Ahmed Al Ameri, Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), said: “The 10th edition of SCRF is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the support of Her Highness Sheikha ......read more

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    Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed attends Saluki finals

    Dubai, March 25, 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, witnessed the season finale by attending the 11th Saluki Championship finals today, Sunday  25th of March. The Saluki Championship organised by Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) was held in Al Marmoum (Circle 11) in Dubai.   His Highness Sheikh Hamdan, watched the six rounds of the race in both the 1,000-metre and 2,500-metre races for male and female salukis.  The championship was also attended by Sheikh Al-Murr Al Maktoum and HE Abdullah Hamdan Bin ......read more

    Al Seef hosts The Tale of Zayed through Art in partnership with Dubai Culture

    Colourful Year of Zayed art activation features paintings inspired by the life and legacy of the UAE’s founding father   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018:  This Dubai Art Season, Al Seef has partnered with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) to host The Tale of Zayed through Art, an exclusive Year of Zayed event, as an extension of the annual Sikka Art Fair season.    Every weekend from 22 to 31 March, Al Seef Events Arena comes alive with an art activation that features paintings inspired by the life and legacy of the ......read more

    5 Best Experiences of Nightlife in Delhi

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    Dubai Culture Launches ‘Best Book Cover Design' Competition for ‘Year of Zayed 2018' Book

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    Aventura offers great discounts for the whole family this spring holiday

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    The first helipad cinema in Dubai to screen Disney classics, Frozen, Moana and The Lion King over its final few weeks at Dubai Festival City Mall

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    Saif Al Ameri Keeps His Nerve to Win Season Four of TRD 86 Cup

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    27th Edition of ArtMap Celebrates Dubai Culture's 10th Anniversary

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    Khalifa Fund signs strategic agreement to fuel entrepreneurial culture among Emirati talent

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    International Artists Showcase Works Created in Dubai: Art Dubai

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    International Toyota Dream Car Art Contest sees double the participation rates in its 4th UAE run

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2018:   Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, sees around 50% increase in the number of participants in the 4th UAE edition of the 12th global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Over 2,000 children aged 5 to 15 from 45 UAE schools have participated in Toyota’s global initiative, designed to encourage design of future responsible cars, aiming at making the world a better place, through a platform for creative expressions by young artists. 30 finalists will be invited by Al-Futtaim Toyota to the local award ceremony ......read more

    Emirati long-distance runner wins gold and the hearts of spectators

    Mariam Al Zaabi finishes in first place in her division of 1,500 meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi York University Abu Dhabi 20 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE long-distance runner Mariam Al Zaabi brought the crowd to their feet with a heart-warming and gold medal-winning effort in the 1,500-meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi. Day two of the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 got off to a fantastic start at the NYUAD campus on Saadiyat Island with the Emirati long-distance athlete sealing first place in her race.  The 1,500-meter runner paced her way ......read more

    Home Centre Hosts Design Competition to Promote Young UAE Talent

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    Emirati bowler Saleh Al Marri takes home gold at Abu Dhabi's Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018

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    SIKKA Art Fair 2018 Features ‘Saudi House' by Culture-Focused Tamashee

    The ‘Saudi House’ promotes cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March 2018:   SIKKA Art Fair 2018, a flagship event of Dubai Art Season and the first annual initiative of its kind focused on supporting and showcasing Saudi, Emirati, and GCC based artists, features the ‘Saudi House’ by Culture-Focused Tamashee during its eighth edition. SIKKA Art Fair is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint ......read more

    Uk Teacher Andria Zafirakou Wins Us$1 Million Global Teacher Prize 2018

    Formula one champion Lewis Hamilton races to ceremony to deliver trophy  Ceremony hosted by Trevor Noah and included a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson     Dubai, UAE; 19 March 2018:   Andria Zafirakou, an art and textiles teacher from Alperton Community School, Brent, London, has been named as the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018, awarded under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.   The ......read more

    Emirati woman grabs first place in women's category of 18th Fazza Open Championship for Shooting

    Top shooters touted as future Olympians 2500 contestants competed for 4 days Dubai, 18th March 2018:   An Emirati woman grabbed first place at the 18th Fazza Open Championship for Shooting (Saktoun Rifle) after seeing tough competition from veteran rifle shooters in the region and overcoming windy condition on Saturday at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai.   The competition, organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) for locals, residents and GCC nationals, was held for four consecutive days and saw the ......read more

    Curtin University Dubai announces winners of Urban Arts Festival

    Dubai, March 18, 2018:   Curtin University Dubai has announced the winners of their inaugural Curtin Urban Arts Festival, a creative event with workshops, masterclasses, and competitions that challenged the artistic abilities of students in the UAE. Winners were selected from more than 300 entries from leading schools and colleges across the UAE. In the Photography Competition, Donell Gumiran was declared winner in the General Category and emerged as Curtin Dubai’s Photographer of the Year. Sumiksha Chakraborty from St Mary’s Catholic High School won the School ......read more

    Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates SIKKA Art Fair 2018

    In celebration of the UAE’s Year of Zayed 2018, the eighth edition of SIKKA Art Fair upholds the values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan The Saudi House, a SIKKA Art Fair 2018 highlight, will promote cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2018:   Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has today inaugurated the eighth edition of ......read more

    Milan-san Remo a Dream Target as Uae Team Emirates Announce Super-seven Line Up

    Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has announced a super-seven line up for Friday’s Milan-San Remo race, with Abu Dhabi Tour stage winner and reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff leading the team as they look to secure their first race win of the 2018 UCI World Tour season.                   Kristoff, who is aiming to add to his 2014 Milan-San Remo victory, will be supported by an experienced team including; Diego Ulissi, Marco Marcato and Ben Swift, the latter of whom has finished on the podium ......read more

    Etihad Airways and Uae National Special Olympics Team Welcome Kuwait Special Olympics Team to Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2018:   Etihad Airways and the UAE Special Olympics team last night welcomed the Kuwait Special Olympics team and supporters at Abu Dhabi Airport. Etihad had provided the Kuwait team with flights as a symbol of support to the UAE’s sister country. The Kuwaiti delegation of 84 visitors includes 54 athletes representing seven sporting disciplines. In addition to athletes, the airline flew Kuwait’s equipment, coaches, dignitaries and the media for the occasion. Etihad is supported by Hala Abu Dhabi, who are providing tours & ......read more

    2XL launches “Caspar” living room collection in grey

    Dubai, UAE; March 15, 2018:   2XL, a home-grown luxury furnishings brand, has launched Caspar, a grey coloured sophisticated living room collection which conforms to a variety of interiors. It can easily blend in with warm wall colours for a laid-back look or one can spruce it up with pops of colour for a stylish upgrade. Caspar comes as a set of four-seater and two single-seater sofas.  Made of soft fabric, Caspar is perfect for one to relax after a busy day. The rims of the seater and its legs are in a matching light wooden colour, making it easy to pair with any colour of ......read more

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