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

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

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

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

    Dubai clubs win 48 titles in 2018-2019 season

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

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

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

    Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed crowns Saudi Driving School as NAS Futsal Champions'

    Defending champions defeat three-time winners Fohood Zabeel 2-1 in final   May 25, 2019:  The seventh edition of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament – the biggest yet with more than 6,500 participants across 13 events – came to a close on Friday night with H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai International Marine Club, presenting Saudi Driving School with the winner’s trophy following the NAS Futsal Championship final. Saudi Driving School, winners of the title as Emirates Driving Institute 12 months ago, defended their crown following a tense 2-1 win over three-time winners Fohood Zabeel, with all three goals coming in the first half. Fohood Zabeel had the consolation of winning three individual awards – Hassan Ali Hassan was named the Best Goalkeeper of the ......read more

    Qudoos leads the way as MGM beat DHL to win first NAS Cricket title

    Fohood Zabeel stage stunning rally to beat Dubai Police, meet Saudi Driving School in NAS Futsal final May 23, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – With all their big guns firing on the night, MGM cruised to a comfortable eight wicket win over DHL in the final of the NAS Cricket T10 Championship. Salim Qudoos was MGM’s big star of the night, taking two crucial wickets first to help restrict DHL to 127 for 4, and then coming back to blast a 13-ball 32 (3x4s, 2x6s) to take MGM across the line with 1.2 overs to spare. The fine all-round performance earned him the Man of the Match award. Qudoos was also adjudged the Best Bowler of the Tournament for his nine wickets and his teammate, Mohammed Hassan picked up the Best Batsman award for his 157 runs in the tournament. This was cricket’s first appearance in the Nad Al Sheba Sports ......read more

    WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziegler match announced

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   When WWE Super ShowDown returns to Jeddah, Dolph Ziggler aims to undo the legacy of Kofi Kingston in what is sure to be an explosive WWE Championship showdown. The two-time World Champion made an unexpected return to the May 21 edition of SmackDown LIVE. Though Ziggler acknowledged that his initial plan was to leave the WWE Universe in his rearview, the recent notoriety that Kingston received for his Cinderella story and subsequent WrestleMania title victory over Daniel Bryan left The Showoff completely outraged. Feeling that he had never received the recognition he deserved for his many accomplishments, Dolph vowed to right a wrong and put an end to the “sham” that is Kofi Kingston by becoming WWE Champion at Super ShowDown. The Saudi General Sports Authority ......read more

    Meet the Winners of Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 Supported by du

    Three of the 10 finalists will receive du’s Business Complete solution to support in bringing their business idea to life Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   Three innovative startups have been named winners of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 hosted by Entrepreneur Middle East’s 2019 Enterprise Agility Forum and supported by du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC). The competition is one of the programs by Dubai Startup Hub, the entrepreneurship support arm of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Open to startups with solutions in the fields of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and digital transformation, the competition gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to become part of Dubai Government’s Strategy to elevate the city into a global platform for ......read more

    Dubai Municipality down Public Prosecution to retain NAS Wheelchair Basketball title

    German Zunica and Jose Juan Matea win NAS Padel Men’s Open crown Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   Dubai Municipality defeated a resurgent Dubai Public Prosecution 59-53 to retain their NAS Wheelchair Basketball crown at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The Municipality men, who defeated the same opponents 63-46 to win the title 12 months ago, seemed headed for another facile win as they entered the fourth quarter with a comfortable 52-38 lead. However, Dubai Public Prosecution, who had lost the final in the past three seasons, staged a spirited rally and closed the gap, but eventually finished short. The runners-up, however, had the consolation of seeing their star Salah Ahmed retain the top-scorer award. Mohammed Fadhil Al Hameli, Chairman of the UAE Paralympics Committee and a ......read more

    Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy Concludes its Participation in Zayed Sports Tournament

    The tournament saw high engagement from the Emirati ladies community. FBMA introduced three new ladies-only sports tournaments this year, which are Basketball, Handball, and Archery.   Abu Dhabi, UAE -  22 May 2019:  Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) concluded its participation with Zayed Sports Tournament, last Friday, 17 May, where it offered engaging sports activities in the Holy Month of Ramadan. The tournament attracted ladies from all over the UAE, where they participated in sports contests, showed a high level of athletic skills, and won valuable prizes.   The tournament saw great engagement from the Emirati ladies community, where ladies participated in various sports activities including FBMA’s new ladies-only sports tournaments organised in collaboration with ......read more

    National Geographic Abu Dhabi Announces Sharjah Reserves Documentary Series in partnership with Sharjah's Media

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2019:   National Geographic Abu Dhabi announced today a new short documentary film series focused on Sharjah’s biodiversity, in partnership with Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority. Through the series, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, will take viewers on a journey around the Emirates’ unique and preserved areas under protected acts. He will highlight major environmental conservation initiatives launched by the Emirate over the years under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The National Geographic Abu Dhabi short film series consists of eight episodes of about three minutes each. Each episode follows Sheikh Sultan bin ......read more

    Perfect in Pink: Conti Takes Leaders Jersey Into Rest Day

    UAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti will remain in the Pink Jersey at the Giro d’Italia, taking it into the first rest day.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Today’s stage, a 33.4km Individual Time Trial (ITT) saw Conti finish with a time of 55:26, in what were difficult conditions for all riders. The Italian finished “3:34 behind the stage winner, Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo Visma), who climbed to second place in the General Classification (GC) standings and closes the time gap to Conti, which now sits at “1:50.    There were also positive individual performances from UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc (“1:55) and Diego Ulissi (“2:08) – who finished the stage 12th and 15th respectively, and both climbing in the GC ......read more

    Torrente Leads From Start to Finish to Win Grand Prix of Portugal

    Team Abu Dhabi make brilliant start to double title defence as Al Qemzi takes second spot after spectacular challenge      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Shaun Torrente grabbed an impressive victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal today as Team Abu Dhabi made a perfect start to their double title defence in the F1H2O World Championship.   Reigning world drivers’ champion Torrente had to fight off a spectacular challenge from team-mate Thani Al Qemzi who finished in second place as the Team Abu Dhabi duo scored a brilliant one-two finish in Portimao for the second year in a row.   After Torrente had topped qualifying 24 hours earlier from Al Qemzi, the defending F1 team champions had always looked likely to dominate the Grand Prix which kick started the ......read more

    Pogacar Rides Uae Team Emirates' Wave of Success With Gc Win in California

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Twenty-year-old Tadej Pogačar has added his name to the history books at the Amgen Tour of California, becoming the youngest ever winner in the race’s history. The UAE Team Emirates young-gun successfully defended the lead on the final stage from Santa Clarita to Pasadena to pick up his first ever UCI World Tour win. In the final General Classification (GC) standings, Pogačar led by 16 second to his nearest competitor. It has been a remarkable debut campaign for the Slovenian, who already boasts a stage and GC win at the Volta ao Algarve, and now adds to it with a stage and GC win in California.  Commenting on the win, Pogačar said: “Today was amazing, and it has been all week. I’d like to thank all my teammates and the staff. The team ......read more

    Saif Al Kaabi wins men's open race in NAS Cycling Challenge, 12-year-old Issa bags boys' crown

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   The UAE’s Saif Al Kaabi bagged the top honours in the men’s open category as the NAS Cycling Challenge kicked-off on Friday night with 650 participants taking part in seven different categories on the opening night of the two-day event. Al Kabi completed the 77km race in a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes and 57 seconds to finish ahead of Emirati compatriots Jaber Al Mansoori (01:39:58), Mohammed Al Mansoori (01:40:02) and Omar Al Jasmi (01:40:03), and Yahiaa Khalifa (01:40:45) of Bahrain. Twelve-year-old Omar Issa finished first in the 10km Boys’ Open Category in 19:10, ahead of Ali Nasiraei (19:10) and Sultan Al Shamsi (19:11). “This win validates my decision to pick cycling over football,” said Issa. “I love football and I believe I have ......read more

    The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A triumph in NAS 3x3 Basketball

    The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat clinch Girls and Boys crowns Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A clinched the Men’s and Women’s titles at the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship, while The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat triumphed in the Juniors Girls and Junior Boys categories respectively. The Big 3 defeated Ball Above All 19-11 in the Men’s final, while Sharjah Women Team A cruised to a 13-6 win over And One in the Women’s final. In the Junior Girls’ final, the Quattro Ballers proved too good for Brooklyn Nets, winning 9-2, while Triple Threat edged the Junior Boys’ title with a 13-12 win over the JamBlack Mambas. “This second edition of the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship has achieved all our goals,” said Salah Amin, ......read more

    STARZPLAY: Top ten picks for Ramadan 2019

    Treats in store include a selection of the latest Arabic movies, popular Anime and Hollywood series   May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, welcomes Ramadan 2019 as it offers a selection of blockbuster Arabic movies, highly sought-after Anime titles while throwing into the mix some STARZ original series straight from Hollywood.   A host of the latest Arabic movies with an additional range of popular cartoon titles are set to be perfect for those looking to bring the cinema home for relaxed family viewing.    Here’s STARZPLAY’s top ten for your screens this Ramadan:    Arabic Movies   Latest   1. Welaaneh (2016) 100 mins | Comedy | 15 | Arabic | Lebanon Samar lives with her sisters and ......read more

    Icon Art Production invests over AED 15 million in Film, TV & Broadcasting Equipment

    Facilities to support local and International film Industry with upgraded Equipment, Studio & Post Production Facilities May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – Film and TV Production House and market leader, Icon Art Production (IAP) is aiming to invest 15 Million Dirhams in 2019 to Increase the inventory of Film/TV/Broadcasting Equipment’s following increase in demand for Local and International Production of Feature Films, TV Programs, Music Videos, TV Commercials, Events Productions, Studios & Post Production facility in Dubai, UAE. Investment includes the expansion of State of the Art Studio Facilities for Indoor Shoots for TVC, TV Programs and Feature Film with Studio size of 15,000 Sqft with Post Production Facilities. The company had invested 10 million in 2013 to upgrade state of the art equipment and in 5 ......read more

    Gaviria Pipped to the Post as Uae Team Emirates Claim Another Podium Finish

    UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria claimed second on a wet day at the Giro d’Italia.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Colombian sprinter showed his competitive edge, ploughing forward in the closing kilometre to take up a good position on the wheel of one of his fellow riders at the front of the peloton.   The relentless rain provided difficult conditions for the peloton, and that undoubtedly played on the mind of the sprinters, who were all waiting for the right time to make their move. But with just 300 metres to go, Gaviria went, and it looked like he was primed for the stage win, before Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe) pipped him to the line.    It was Gaviria’s second podium finish of this year’s race, adding to the stage win he picked up on ......read more

    No Surprise as Dubai 2021 win NAS Volleyball title

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:    Cheered on by the packed stands, Dubai 2021 rallied from a set down to beat Surprise 3-1 and win a fourth NAS Volleyball Championship title for the franchise. Winners of the title in 2015 and 2016, and also last year as F3, Dubai 2021 lost a close first set and were trailing 11-15 in the second, but fought back to level the scores at 21-21 and shifted gears from thereon, winning 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The winners bagged a cheque of AED600,000, while the runners-up took home AED500,000.  The two teams received their trophies and medals from His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information and President of Tennis Emirates, in the presence of Sheikha Shamsa bint ......read more

    Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Launches Kan Yama Kan Book Donation Campaign's fifth Edition

    Drive aims to bring the joy of reading and learning to young refugees  Sharjah, May 15, 2019 Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC), has launched the fifth edition of Kan Yama Kan (KYK) Book Donation Campaign. An affiliate of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), the book donation drive – designed to bring community together to practice the act of charitable giving in celebration of the spirit of the Holy Month – aims to offer young refugees worldwide better access to reading and learning materials. This edition is in conjunction with Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 celebrations. Book donation boxes have been placed in the Kan Yama Kan tent at Al Majaz Amphitheatre’s Ramadan Majlis. Books collected by KYK Donation campaign will be distributed in refugee camps ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award‘s 14th Edition Call for Nominations

    Deadline to receive submissions is 1st of October Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 May 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has announced it is now accepting nominations for its 14th edition (the 2019-20 Awards).  The nomination process is open until October 2019, with the call for submissions following the Award’s Presentation Ceremony, held at Louvre Abu Dhabi, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, who honored the winners. For its last edition, Sheikh Zayed Book Award received a total of 1,500 nominations from around the world, with the Award continuing to recognize writers, translators, novelists and ......read more

    Ulissi Makes Top Three on Day Four of the Giro

    UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi shone on Stage four of the Giro as late crashes impacted the peloton.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 15, 2019:   It was another drama-filled day, as once again late crashes changed the dynamic of the race coming into the closing stages. With the peloton approaching the 12km to go mark, the first crash took down a handful of riders. Luckily, none of UAE Team Emirates’ stage hopefuls were impacted, but it was the second larger crash 6.1km from the finish that blocked the road and caused the bulk of riders to come to a standstill, including the Points jersey wearer, Fernando Gaviria.    However, emerging with the front group were three men in the UAE Team Emirates jersey, in prime position as they entered the final kilometre – amongst them, ......read more

    Kuwait's Al Shatti wins Epee gold, but Egyptian star Abouelkassem loses to Giacon in Foil final

    Veera Pandian steers Titans CC into the quarterfinals of NAS Cricket May 15, 2019 – Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Al Shatti won a gold and a bronze in the NAS Fencing Championship, while Egypt’s Alaaeldin Abouelkassem – the first Arab and African fencer to win a medal at the Olympics when he returned home with a men’s foil silver from the 2012 London Games – had to settle for a silver in the foil final after losing to Dutchman Daniel Giacon. Al Shatti, who participated at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games under the Olympic flag due to Kuwait’s suspension, defeated Libyan Khalid Buhdeima 14-13 for gold in the Men’s Epee International final at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Monday night, and clinched bronze in the Men’s Foil International with a 15-10 verdict over Egypt’s Abdelrahman ......read more

    2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi

    Riders will compete for world titles in ten age-group categories as ADIMSC opens wakeboard academy Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May, 2019: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF) Executive Board has approved the bid for the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi. The event will be organised by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) from 19th to 23rd November 2019. Riders will compete for IWWF World titles in ten age-group categories for both men and women (14 & Under, 18 & Under, 30 & Over, 40 & Over and Open) and the team overall title.  The event will offer a USD50,000.00 cash purse to riders competing in the Open Men’s & Women’s category. Salem Al Remeithi, General Manager of ADIMSC, said: “We are delighted to have been ......read more

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    Middle East mega brands STARZPLAY and Sharaf DG enter partnership to offer free annual subscriptions to customers

    Leading Middle East SVOD entertainment platform and powerhouse regional electronic retailer have joined forces to offer unrivalled content to DG Member Programme Dubai, United Arab Emirates; May 14, 2019: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in the MENA region, has entered into a strategic alliance with Sharaf DG, one of the region’s most successful electronic retailers, to offer a free annual subscription to DG Member Programme members.  The DG Member Programme is an annual subscription that comes with a renewable one-year validity and offers ......read more

    The World in Ramadan features other cultures' Ramadan rites and tradition

    14 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In its first week dedicated to the participation of the Middle East and Asia, the World in Ramadan hosted a diverse group of artists, poets and craftsmen who presented outstanding and different performances in order to highlight the cultures and customs of the people and highlight the practices in order to highlight their practices during the holy month of Ramadan. The World in Ramadan is an event under Ramadan Dubai, a project organized by the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department which carries the theme” Ramadan Dubai ......read more

    Former champions Surprise and Dubai 2021 to faceoff for NAS Volleyball title

    May 13, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – Surprise will meet Dubai 2021 in the final of the NAS Volleyball Championships, both going through after prevailing in thrilling five-setters in the semi-finals. Surprise, the 2017 champions, fought back from 1-2 down to defeat Bin Thani 16-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 15-8, with Moroccan professional Mohammed Al Hachdadi topping the points chart for them with 29 points, while Cuban pro Bisset Yordan scored 18. Across the net, Algerian pro Mohammed Sheikhi was in great form for Bin Thani, scoring 27 points. In the second semi-final, Dubai 2021, one half of ......read more

    Al Tayer congratulates Mansour bin Zayed on Man City winning Premier League title

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 13, 2019:   His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and owner of Manchester City, following the club’s second successive English Premier League title and the fourth overall since his purchase of the club in 2008. “Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Manchester City have become the number one club in England and one of the foremost in Europe, ......read more

    Ulissi Kick-starts Uae Team Emirates' Pursuit of Giro Glory

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates kicked off their pursuit of Giro d’Italia glory, with Italian Diego Ulissi coming in 17th during today’s opening stage.   The 8km Individual Time Trial (ITT) saw riders set off an a flat route before taking on a tough 2km ascent to the finish, where Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win.    Commenting on his finish, Ulissi said: “I felt really good out there and put in a solid ride. I preferred to push hard in the first part because I knew that on the climb I ......read more

    First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League

    ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League   12 May 19:   Following the blueprint established and validated with the Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard has started the team sales process for a professional Call of Duty esports league and has already sold five franchises for Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto.   The first five teams are:    • Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Esports Ventures, a joint venture owned by Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc. dedicated to bringing esports ......read more

    California Dreaming for Pogacar as He Sets His Sights on General Classification Success in the Usa

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   Whilst some of UAE Team Emirates’ riders have launched their challenge at the first Grand Tour of the season – the Giro d’Italia – another team will be competing for silverware in the Sunshine State, as they compete at the Amgen Tour of California (12-18 May).    With an average age of just 26-years-old, the team will be led by youngster, Tadej Pogacar who will be the team’s main protagonist in pursuit of the General Classification (GC). The Slovenian has been in good form for UAE Team ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Al Tayer Shows World Title Potential in Portugal

    Reigning world freestyle champion Al Mulla stays on course for seventh straight Grand Prix triumph Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 May, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer produced a sparkling performance in the Grand Prix of Portugal to present himself as a serious title challenger in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship. The Emirati hit the front from the start of the weekend’s first of two GP1 motos and led the race for 14 of its 15 laps in Portimao, opening up a gap of 14 seconds from world champion, Jeremy Perez. While Perez eventually fought back to take ......read more

    El Ghouz and Belayneh top the 10km charts in NAS Running Challenge

    10-year-old Sheikha Al Najjar takes part for the second year Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   Moroccan Anouar El Ghouz and Betlhem Belayneh of Ethiopia won the men’s and women’s title respectively in the 10km professional category of the NAS Running Challenge, which saw more than 1,600 runners of different age and nationalities take part. El Ghouz, who works for Dubai Police, topped the charts in the men’s professional category of the 10km race with a time of 30:54, finishing ahead of Ahmed Tamri (31:00) and Samir Jouaher (31:43). Belayneh was ......read more

    Kunimal Crowned 2018-2019 Dubai Bambino Cup Champion

    Young kart racer from Oman wins five rounds in a row   Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: Omani kart sensation Shonal Kunimal won the fifth and final round of the Dubai Bambino Cup on Saturday (11 May) at Dubai Kartdrome to finish a perfect season and claim the 2018-2019 championship over Anthony Joe Khalil by 31 points.   Since October of 2018 Kunimal has withstood challenge after challenge, but following five rounds he remained undefeated to the last to take his first Bambino Cup crown. On Saturday Kunimal won three out of four time-trials to secure the final round.   2018-2019 ......read more

    Surprise beat Dubai 2020 to reach NAS Volleyball semis, meet Bin Thani next

    Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding makes its NAS Sports Tournament debut May 11, 2019 - DUBAI – Surprise have booked their place in the semi-final of the NAS Volleyball Championship following an engrossing 3-1 win over defending champions Dubai 2020 on Friday night at a packed Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. The 2017 champions will now meet Bin Thani in the first of the two semi-finals on Sunday night, while Dubai 2021, the toppers in Group B, will take on Fohood Zabeel in the second match. With Fohood Zabeel having already clinched one of the two qualifying spots from Group A, ......read more

    New National Geographic Film Documents Extraordinary Thai Cave Rescue that Gripped the World

    from Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald and Emmy-winning producer John Battsek The film which will air in the Middle East at the same time as globally promises exclusive access and never-before-seen footage from the dramatic 2018 rescue of a youth soccer team trapped in flooding cave in Northern Thailand Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 09, 2019:   Fresh from the success of its Academy-Award winning Free Solo film, National Geographic announced its newest documentary, this time on the extraordinary Thai Cave Rescue – a story that gripped the Middle East ......read more

    Sheikh Ahmed attends opening ceremony as 7th NAS Sports Tournament gets started

    Hamza and Farooq lead Abu Dhabi Tigers to stunning win on opening night of NAS Cricket at Wombats Cricket Ground May 08, 2019 - DUBAI - HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee, graced the opening the ceremony of the 7th Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and HE Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, were also present at the opening ceremony, which was based on the theme “Inspiring ......read more

    Gaviria Tops Uae Team Emirates' Line-up at the Giro

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 08, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates will be hunting stage victories at the Giro d’Italia as Colombian sprinter, Fernando Gaviria tops the line-up of riders looking for success at the opening Grand Tour of the season.    Despite only one previous appearance at Italy’s most famous stage race, Gaviria has four stage wins under his belt – all picked up in his debut Giro in 2017. It was a race to remember for the youngster, who went on to pick up the Maglia Ciclamino (Points jersey). He will be hopeful of a repeat performance ......read more

    New Pampers Pure Protection Diapers contains Premium cotton and plant-based materials to give your baby comfortable protection

    Say Hello to Pure Protection with 100% Pampers Dryness and 0% Compromise   May 07, 2019:   Some parents are looking for product options with plant-based ingredients and don’t want to sacrifice performance. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers that are crafted with Premium cotton, other plant-based and thoughtfully selected materials called Pampers Pure with adorable prints and Pampers protection parents around the world know and trust.    Pure Protection diapers ......read more

    Sky News Arabia announces special line up of programming and events to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan

    Sky News Arabia marks Ramadan with exclusive content across TV, digital and radio Special segments to cover lifestyle, culture and history topics Exclusive events with celebrity guests to be held at Sky News Arabia HQ   Abu Dhabi, Monday 6 May 2019: Sky News Arabia has announced a special series of events and line-up of programs across all of its TV, radio and digital platforms during the Holy Month of Ramadan    More culture, heritage and history topics will feature across the channel along with the launch of a new live morning show on Sky News Arabia ......read more

    Rui Rampages in Romandie and Earns a well deserved spot on the podium

    May 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa kept the team’s fine run of form going as he climbed onto the second step of the podium at the Tour de Romandie on Sunday afternoon. It is Costa’s fourth podium at the race, following third place finishes in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Portuguese rider, who is a former World Champion, attempted to close the time gap in the final stage – a 16.85 individual time trial (ITT), but finished in seventh place, 49” behind the eventual overall winner, Pimoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).   Roglic and Costa were ......read more

    #Ramadan 2019 on Twitter

    #RamadanMubarak!  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019:  Charity, faith, wellness, food and entertainment. People from around the world have already started flocking to Twitter to engage in the public Ramadan conversation. Today, Twitter is sharing what it has lined up for its users this Ramadan and is taking a look into the conversations in the lead up to the holy month.  Twitter has launched three new emojis in seven languages (English, Arabic, Bahasa, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi and Bengali) to help bring the Ramadan spirit to users’ conversations. The ......read more

    Instagram launches #MonthOfGood Movement and first ever Ramadan camera effect

    05 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, Instagram is launching its first ever Ramadan campaign – #MonthOfGood – calling on the global community to celebrate and share kindness on its platform.  To coincide with the campaign, Instagram is also launching its first ever Ramadan camera effect “Lantern”, to encourage members of the Instagram community to share their Ramadan celebrations and acts of kindness in a fun and creative way. An act of kindness can be something as simple as posting positive comments on friends’ or ......read more

    Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Chairman of the World Free Zones Organization inaugurates the first European Free Zones Summit in Skopje, North Macedonia

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019:  The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) partnered with the North Macedonia Free Zones Authority to hold the first European Free Zones Summit in Skopje, North Macedonia between May 2nd and May 4th, 2019 to bring together over 350 high ranking officials to discuss shared challenges, best practices and new collaborations amongst free zones of the region and beyond. On May 3rd, 2019 at the summit, agreements were signed between the World FZO and nine partners, marking the launch of a National Contact Point program. Dr. Mohammed Al ......read more

    Future Cycling Champions Turn Out to Celebrate Success of UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019:  The UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy continues to inspire future cycling champions, with hundreds turning out at Yas Marina Circuit to celebrate the success of the team’s latest cycling initiative.     Over 120 youngsters took part in the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy Open Day, with time trial races, skills challenges and introduction to cycling sessions on offer to children of all ages.   Those taking to the track to record their best times were pitted against UAE National Champion, Yousif Mirza, with ......read more

    Nuria Iturrios wins the inaugural 2019 OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic

    The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Speedmaster 38mm   May 5th 2019, Dubai, UAE: Following three days of enthralling and exciting golf, the first-ever OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic has concluded in victory for Nuria Iturrios from Spain. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 stroke lead on the renowned Faldo course at Emirates Golf Club.   The victory earns Nuria Iturrios a trophy, winner’s cheque and a brand new OMEGA Speedmaster 38mm. This special timepiece features a stainless steel and 18K Sedna™ ......read more

    Double Podium Day for Uae Team Emirates as Kristoff and Costa Place Third in Frankfurt and Romandie

    Dubai, UAE - May 04, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff secured another podium finish at Eschborn-Frankfurt, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be a fifth successive victory for the sprinter.   A breakaway ruled the early hours of the race, but were eventually caught by the ferocious pace of the chasing group in the final kilometres. Approaching the closing meters, Kristoff began his sprint, but with 200m to go he bumped against Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe); the collision forced the Norwegian to reset and move towards the centre of the road. He ......read more

    Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Passes the Baton to Organizers of Next Two World Games

    Abu Dhabi LOC hosts representatives from the LOCs for Sweden 2021 and Berlin 2023 alongside Special Olympics International to share knowledge and learnings   Abu Dhabi, 2nd May 2019:   The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is conducting meetings with key officials from Special Olympics International, Berlin and Sweden this week to help ensure the next World Games are a huge success, building on the legacy of the largest and most unified Games in the 50-year history of Special Olympics, which took place in Abu Dhabi this ......read more

    Highly Technical Cybersecurity Conference in the Middle East Returns to Dubai for 3rd Edition

    Fostering disruptive innovations from young minds throughout the region Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019:  Dubai Electronic Security Center recently organized in partnership with Comae Technologies a conference technically titled as (OPCDE) which hosted more than 200 delegates. The technical cyber security conference (OPCDE) gathered security researchers, professionals and cyber security specialists, as part of its determined push to curb incidents of cyber security threats.  The OPCDE conference featured world-renowned speakers who shared insights on the latest research, threats, and ......read more

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