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    Celebrate a spectacular Diwali at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

    Guests can enjoy sumptuous Diwali buffet, exciting rides, live entertainment acts and much more    Dubai, 23 Oct 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park in the region, is hosting a family-friendly Diwali celebration from October 24th to November 2nd.    Guests can enjoy park entry with unlimited access to rides and live shows as well as a complimentary special Diwali buffet at Mughal-E-Azam restaurant. In addition, the park will be decorated specially for the festive occasion and guests will be able to meet their favourite movie star look-a-likes such as Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan.    Visitors can enjoy this exclusive Diwali offer on one-day park tickets starting from just AED  80 per person for a group of four, AED 100 per person for a group of two ......read more

    IMG Worlds of Adventure's Festival of Fright 2019

    Go Spooky & Groovy with Festival of Fright   Dubai-October 22, 2019:  IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park has returned with the spookiest Halloween event “Festival of Fright” on 31st October, 2019. The park will shed its skin to reveal the haunted old tombstones and forbidden wasteland of nightmare offering all the guests a special ticket price of AED 125.  For guests wanting more chill than thrill, head over to the Cartoon Network zone for a grand entertaining part of Festival of Fright, which will be extremely frightening as the decorations are playing a great role in making a truly terrifying environment with giant cobweb, bats tied around, hay bales, dinosaur bones, bloodied handprints, a fountain with bloody water, hanging ghost, zombie mannequins, and a dark ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Gaviria Lands Second Stage Win in China With Emphatic Sprint Finish

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 21, 2019:    UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria earned his second stage win at the Tour of Guangxi with a well timed sprint finish, beating Pascal Ackermann (BORA-Hansgrohe) and Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) to victory.   The longest stage of the tour from Liuzhou to Guilin, spanning over 212.2km, took riders into the hills with the second half of the race being packed with climbs. Gaviria was one of many sprinters dropped on the final climb, but his team mates worked hard to get him back up to the bunch before the race exploded into action. With 250m to go, Gaviria was the first to open up the throttle and was unstoppable all the way to the line, showing he is getting back to the form we saw before his early season injury.   Gaviria said  “I rode ......read more

    Torrente Wins Grand Prix of China to Regain Lead in World Title Race

    Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning world champion back in control as championship heads for climax in UAE     Abu Dhabi, 20th October, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente took an important step towards retaining his drivers’ title in the UIM F1H2O World Championship today with victory in a dramatic Grand Prix of China.   The ninth Grand Prix win of his career and the second this season saw Torrente regain the lead in the title race from Jonas Andersson, and he now heads into December’s final round of the series in Sharjah holding a five-point advantage over the Swede.   After securing his ninth pole position earlier in the day, the reigning world champion made a perfect race start in Xiamen to open a clear lead before the first of four yellow flags halted the ......read more

    This visually-impaired Emirati knows no impossible

    Matar: Man, without ambition, is soulless body  Matar: I always have a dream to be role model   Ajman-UAE: October 20, 2019:   As everyone, male or female, old or young, may face some difficulties and hard times in this life, some easily give up, some resist for some time, while others are so resilient and never lose hope. 27-year-old Emirati young man Abdulaziz Najim Qasim Abdullah Matar, based in Sharjah, is one of those few with firm will and determination. Despite his full visual impairment, he never gave up, and managed to finish his high school, literary section, with a high score of 98 per cent. “I do not believe in the word impossible,” Matar, a student of law at Ajman University, said. “There is a will, there is a way,” he underlined. Matar, always having a ......read more

    Baarish 2.0 is back by popular demand for a second run at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

    Enjoy rain showers with music, dance and entertainment   Dubai, 15 October 2019:  Following the success of Baarish, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience, is hosting another exclusive celebration ‘Baarish 2.0’ with rain, music, dance, lip smacking delicacies and much more on October 18th. Guests can enjoy artificial showers as they dance to popular Bollywood songs at Mumbai Chowk Zone near Victoria Station Café where renowned DJ’s Ricky and Budhha will perform live. Chill out and enjoy the celebrations along with full access to rides and attractions as well as free entry for kids up to the age of 12 years. Guests can enjoy special offers on multiple one-day park tickets, starting from just AED  50 per ......read more

    Heritage village at Global Village offers a glimpse into Emirati traditions

    Dubai, 13 October 2019:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) offers pages of Emirati history in the form of a heritage village built annually at the Global Village, which is set to open on October 29 in Dubai.   Intended to portray the country’s rich customs and architectural tradition, each structure at HHC’s heritage village is designed to take visitors to a trip down the memory lane – where they can feel, smell, taste, live and learn more of the Emirati civilization.   From the smell of incense welcoming guests into the world of Arab hospitality to the traditional majlis, handicrafts and other fixtures and the daily workshops, everyone visiting the HHC heritage village can observe and immerse in the UAE cultural routine.   Ms Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Events at ......read more

    Al Tayer Battles on in China After Aquabike Setback

    Team Abu Dhabi rider Al Mulla wins again to stay on course for another world title    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th October, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer produced a battling performance in China today to preserve his world aquabikes title challenge as team-mate Rashed Al Mulla extended his winning sequence.   Al Tayer’s hopes of a second Grand Prix victory of the season were effectively ended when his race engine was delayed at customs en route to the Grand Prix of Qingdao, penultimate round of the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   Forced to compete on a bike rented locally by the team and conceding a big power advantage, Al Tayer fought his way to seventh position in today’s first moto to hold third place overall in the world championship.   The result left ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi Stars Chase Double World Title Boost in China

    Al Tayer ready for tough battle as Al Mulla looks to extend Grand Prix winning sequence   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9th October, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s bid for a double title success in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship reaches an important stage in China this weekend when Rashid Al Mulla and Rashed Al Tayer aim for decisive victories.   Reigning world freestyle champion Al Mulla, holding a 12-point lead over Italian Roberto Mariani at the top of the standings, will be looking to extend his remarkable winning sequence to a ninth successive Grand Prix in Qingdao on China's Yellow Sea coast.   If he can do that, the final round in Sharjah in December could become a formality for the Emirati, although team-mate Al Tayer has a lot more to do if he is to capture the blue riband Runabout GP1 ......read more

    Pure Born: A homegrown brand with a global vision to change our planet and protect our future

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 07, 2019:    Pure Born was created from a simple ethos. Live clean, give back and smile often. Now known as their happiness formulation, Pure Born has used this ethical ethos to propel to amazing heights in less than two years. Now a market leader in the organic nappies category, with a legion of fans in the shape of mums and kids, the brand has proven itself to be one of the most coveted and innovate eco and ethical nappy and wipe brands in the world, dedicated to providing eco-friendly formulas, at affordable prices with the coolest nappy prints! Over the last 12 months Pure Born has become a PETA Vegan and Cruelty-free certified organization, the bamboo used in Pure Born nappies has been certified Organic by ECOCERT and Pure Born has received the seal of approval by Allergy UK. ......read more

    Dua Lipa: live at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah on 15 November

    Award-winning artist to perform concert on the water in Dubai    Dubai, 1 October 2019:  The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah will host a spectacular live performance by Dua Lipa, the record-breaking, award-winning global music superstar and New Rules hitmaker, on Friday, 15 November 2019.    Dua Lipa will wow crowds with a live concert on a purpose-built stage on the water at the stunning seafront destination, with an array of additional entertainment, F&B deals and free transport for show-goers.    Held in partnership with Live Nation, the event starts at 4 pm, with a vibrant line-up of opening acts and entertainment at The Pointe’s West Side event arena by @Moto_Dancers_Afrobeats, @Masterjedai and @deemafit, followed by a grand performance by Dua Lipa.    Tickets ......read more

    Watch the biggest action-entertainer film ‘WAR' at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

    Enjoy rides and vibrant live shows along with the movie Dubai, 30 Sept 2019:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience, is offering guests a chance to watch the biggest action-entertainer Indian movie of the year ‘WAR’ starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor. Guests can explore the magic of Bollywood with this special offer on one-day park tickets priced at AED 35, which will include the price of the movie ticket, with entry to the park one hour prior to the show where guests can enjoy rides, live shows and much more. The movie will be screened at the stunning Rajmahal Theatre from October 2nd to 5th with shows running at 12:30pm, 6:00pm, and 9:30 pm. For tickets and more information on shows, please visit ......read more

    Dubai to Stage Middle East's First Interschool Esports Tournament

    • School rivals to face off in FIFA ‘20 tournaments from 12 to 13 December as part of 2019 GIRLGAMER Esports Festival at Meydan Grandstand • Scholarships worth AED255,000 on offer for senior, junior tournament winners, runners-up • Career and education fair promoting professional gaming, esports opportunities to take place on sidelines of event  • Competition held in association with Dubai Sports Council, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, 10X Media  • Esports tournament to position Dubai as hub for region’s burgeoning esports industry   Dubai-UAE: 30 September, 2019:   Meydan One and Galaxy Racer Esports today announced the launch of Dubai’s first-ever Interschool Esports Tournament featuring FIFA ‘20 at Meydan ......read more

    ‘Rangilu Gujarat' at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai marks grand Navratri celebrations in October

    ‘Rangilu Gujarat’ at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai marks grand Navratri celebrations in October Dubai, 26 September 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience, is hosting the biggest Navratri celebration in Dubai from October 10th to 11th. Guests will be able to enjoy live concerts, thrilling rides, delicious street food and live entertainment acts.   The festival will feature “Gujarati Dayro”, a traditional form of classical and folk music. The performance will be led by famous folk singer and humorist Sairam Dave, who will entertain guests with poetry, ghazals, devotional and sufi songs on October 10th.  Guests will also be able to enjoy Garba with a Bollywood twist – including a live musical ......read more

    Put your best foot forward for Afrobeats dance championship at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah

    Learn African and Caribbean culture-inspired dance styles from master choreographers on Friday, 27 September # Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 25, 2019:   Get ready for a celebration of movement and music featuring energetic dance performances, workshops with international instructors and an adrenaline-charged Afrobeats competition at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah on Friday, 27 September.  The 12 hour event, featuring lively Afrobeats, Dancehall and Coupe Decale genres will take place at Asian District at The Pointe from 11 am to 7 pm; while, the Afrobeats dance contest will be held at the beachfront event plaza from 8 pm to 11 pm.   Meet and learn from globally renowned dancers, including Karina Palma (@karinapalma), Moto Dancers (UAE; @moto_dancers_afrobeats), Daffy (Kuwait; @kingdaff11), ......read more

    Burjuman's Rising Stars Awarded in a Spectacular Finale

    Prizes totalling more than AEDs 25,000 were awarded to winners Dubai, UAE, 24 September 2019:   BurJuman's second Rising Stars competition came to a spectacular close on Friday, 20 September 2019 with a night filled with incredible performances that truly lit up the stage. At the end of the evening, wowed by the overall calibre of the finalists, difficult decisions had to be made, and the winners were announced. Pranav Prakasan, aged 16, was awarded first place under the dance category for his performance, while Peter Anthony, aged 8, won first prize in singing. Floored by Ruben Wayne’s fantastic drumming, judges crowned the 11-year old champion under "others". Six other rising talents were also awarded prizes across the three categories. The competition this year witnessed immense talents as more ......read more

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture organises Umrah trips for new Muslims

    In order to strengthen the spirit of Islamic brotherhood  Dubai, 23 September 2019:  As part of its ongoing efforts to support new Muslims in Dubai, and in line with the objectives of Article 9 of the 50-Year-Charter launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), announced Umrah trips for new Muslim couples from September 13 to 19. The move is part of IACAD’s call for the support and development of philanthropy in the emirate. The centre confirmed that 22 new Muslim couples from various nationalities, along with IACAD’s employees who won awards of excellence, were part of the initiative. The centre will send six ......read more

    DANS relocates to Al Qouz, offers 1-month free dance classes

    Come enjoy the dancing spirit with the DANS community with practices in different dance genres. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 23, 2019:   DANS, a leading multi-purpose dance school in Dubai, announced that it has relocated its studio premises to Al Quoz aimed at enhancing convenience for the growing community of dancers in the city. The centre teaches established dance forms and dance for fitness purposes to students of all nationalities and ages.  The centre is now located on Mezzanine Floor, Just Play Building, 15A Street, Behind Time Square, Al Qouz. As part of this relocation, the DANS school offers a 1-month free workshops in a variety of genres including Bollywood Freestyle, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Zumba, Bollywood Fitness, and Power Bhangra Fitness for the dance enthusiasts. The month-long ......read more

    Yon Moreno and Jessica Towl top the honours at 10th Ice Warrior Challenge

    More than 400 participants representing 28 different countries take part September 22, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE –More than 400 participants representing 28 different countries, including 170-plus Emiratis, took part in the 10th edition of the Ice Warrior Challenge organised by Ski Dubai at the weekend. Organised under the aegis of Dubai Sports Council, Ice Warrior X saw nearly 100 ladies take part in the four different categories of competition with the British trio of Jessica Towl (20:21), Kim James (28:14) and Jane Ebinger (28:19) taking the top honours in the Elite–Advanced Fitness, Extremely Fit and Just for Fun categories respectively. Nina Borisenok (33:57) of Russia topped the charts in the women’s Corporates Only section. In the men’s section, Yon Moreno of Colombia was fastest overall with a time of ......read more

    Bangladeshi pride on display as Bangla Tigers join Abu Dhabi T10

    Ownership team promises to add and develop Bangladeshi cricket talent Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 21, 2019:   Abu Dhabi T10, the world’s only ten-over cricket league to be officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), today welcomed its newest team – Bangla Tigers – who are poised to compete in this year’s event, which opens on 14 November 2019.  The addition of a marquee team representing the strong cricketing tradition of Bangladesh reaffirms the international flavour of the Abu Dhabi T10, and is sure to strike a chord among the 700,000+ Bangladeshi residents who make up the third largest expatriate community in the United Arab Emirates.    Welcoming the new team and its owners, Shaji Ul Mulk, ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and National Geographic Release First Film on UAE Space Program

    Emirati Astronauts Countdown to ISS Space Mission Take-off on September 25 Film premieres September 19 at 8pm UAE time on National Geographic Abu Dhabi    Abu Dhabi, September 19, 2019 --- National Geographic, in partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), announced today the release of the first long film documenting the UAE’s extraordinary journey into space.    The brand-new documentary, which is the first of a 4-part film series, premieres on September 19 ahead of the historic International Space Station (ISS) Mission take-off, with Hazzaa AlMansoori as the first Emirati and only Arab aboard. Astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi will also be present at the launch, acting as reserve astronaut for the entire Mission.   The film is accompanied by short vignettes with exclusive coverage ......read more

    Beat the heat at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai with rain, music and dance

    Dubai, 18 September 2019:  Dreamed of dancing in the rain in Dubai? With BAARISH, you can practice your best Bollywood moves under raindrops at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience. Guests can immerse themselves into music, dance and entertainment at the Mumbai Chowk zone near Victoria Station Café where renowned DJ’s Hani, Madmax, Sib, Jeff and Atul will perform live on September 20th. Cool off as you splash around and enjoy a spell of unusual weather along with full access to rides and attractions as well as free entry for kids up to the age of 12 years. Guests can enjoy special offers on multiple one-day park tickets, starting from just AED 35 per person for a group of six, AED 50 per person for a group of four, AED 75 per ......read more

    Celebrating its 10th year, Ice Warrior Challenge promises a bigger and tougher show

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 18, 2019:   Hundreds of adrenaline junkies will trek to Ski Dubai this Friday to challenge one of the toughest commando assault course when the Ice Warrior Challenge returns for its 10th season. Organised by Ski Dubai and supported by Dubai Sports Council, the 2019 Ice Warrior Challenge, which is scheduled for a 6.30am start on September 20, has attracted a record number of entries with participants looking forward to the excitement of taking on different icy obstacles like monkey bar swings, tyre runs and net crawls in sub-zero temperatures. Celebrating their 10th year, organisers have promised a bigger, better and tougher Ice Warrior X, with part of the proceedings going to charity like every year in the past. Participants will be divided into four different categories ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Looking to Do the Italian Job With Three Days of Racing in Southern Europe

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 17, 2019:   As the dust settles on UAE Team Emirates’ success at the Vuelta a Espana, an all Italian squad of five head home to compete in two back-to-back one day races with the 195.5km Giro della Toscana in Lissone (September 18) and the 198.2km Coppa Sabatini in Legnano (19 September).   Sports Director Marco Marzano will lead the following riders:   • Simone Consonni • Nicolas Dalla Valle • Roberto Ferrari • Manuele Mori • Simone Petilli   Marco Marzano, Sports Director said: "The route of the Giro della Toscana is selective, and Petilli is our rider with the best qualities for this type of race. As for the Coppa Sabatini-GP Peccioli, it can suit a lot of different riders, and as it can also suit a ......read more

    Al Qemzi Keeps Team Abu Dhabi on Course for Quadruple World Title Success

    Emirati driver underlines F2 dominance in Portugal to become world champion with third race victory   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 September, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi are half way towards their target of landing four major powerboat racing titles this season following Rashed Al Qemzi’s triumph in the UIM F2 World Championship.   Al Qemzi, who clinched his second F2 crown in three years by winning yesterday’s Grand Prix of Portugal in Ribadouro, was part of the four-man crew who secured the World Endurance Championships in Poland two months ago.   Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning UIM F1H2O world champion Shaun Torrente currently leads this year’s series and also tops the UIM XCAT World Championship standings with his title-winning partner from last season, Faleh Al Mansoori.   It means the ......read more

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    Team Abu Dhabi Star Al Mulla Dominates Again in China

    Emirati world champion claims another freestyle pole position as Al Tayer aims to stay on title trail    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th October, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Mulla underlined his status as the world’s top aquabikes freestyle rider with another dominant display in the Grand Prix of Qingdao in China today. The reigning world champion stayed on course for back-to-back titles by claiming pole position for this weekend’s first of two motos in the penultimate round of the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship. Al Mulla outscored his rivals ......read more

    Qalandars in Quest for Glory as Latest Team to Join Abu Dhabi T10

    Pakistan Superstar Shahid Afridi to sign on as Qalandar's Icon Player Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 23, 2019:   Team Qalandars is returning to the UAE capital this November, as the latest franchise to join the revamped Abu Dhabi T10. The addition of the popular team, representing Pakistan's strong cricketing tradition, underscores the diversity of the Abu Dhabi T10, and will resonate with the residents of Pakistan living in the UAE. The Abu Dhabi T10, commencing on 14 November with a star-studded opening ceremony performance by a headline Bollywood ......read more

    Nikon ME Launches Film Festival - Cinema Z

    The Search for the region’s best Videographers and Filmmakers has begun – Register NOW!   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 16, 2019:   Nikon Middle East FZE is pleased to announce their very own Film Festival, Cinema Z, inviting all professional filmmakers and videography enthusiasts to participate and win over $20,000 worth of exciting prizes.   There are significant changes taking place in the movie making and video industry globally. Innovative approaches both technical and creative are changing and redefining the craft of film ......read more

    A Proud Moment for the UAE as Pogacar Podiums at La Vuelta and Makes History for His Team

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 16, 2019:  History was made for the UAE today, as 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar stepped onto the Vuelta a Espana podium and proudly displayed the country’s flag on his jersey as he celebrated a landmark third place finish at one of the biggest bike races in the world. As he raised his hands in triumph, he became the first rider in UAE colours to ever grace the podium steps in a Grand Tour.    Pogacar’s remarkable performance during the 21-day Tour of Spain will also be remembered for his three spectacular stage ......read more

    Saxophone night with a view!

    Level 43 to serenade guests with a weekly Saxophone Night   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:  Offering unmatched 360-degree views of Dubai's iconic skyline, Level 43 Sky Lounge is among the popular nightlife spots of the city. The outdoor views at this sky lounge are truly mesmerising post sun-down, and Level 43 is all set to get even more exciting with a special Saxophone Night on September 25th! Every Wednesday, guests at this popular nightlife hub will be serenaded with lilting tunes of the Saxophone followed by DJ Sveta’s groovy tunes. A ......read more

    Nominate your Nipper to be the face of The Studio Dubai!

    ** Dubai’s premier photography studio are on the hunt for a fresh new face – why not enter your little one today! **  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:  Is your little nipper aged between 1 and 6 years old? If so, they stand a chance of being chosen as the brand-new face of The Studio, Dubai’s top photography studio located in The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai. Along with being the brand’s very own little mascot, a whole host of other cool prizes are up for grabs too! So if your child loves the camera and you would like to be in with a ......read more

    Al Qemzi Sets Early Pace in Portugal

    Team Abu Dhabi driver in confident mood  as he looks to clinch F2 world title Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 September, 2019: T eam Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi produced more of the form which has seen him dominate the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today in the countdown to the Grand Prix of Portugal. The Emirati driver, who is looking to secure his second F2 world title in three years with a third victory of the season in Ribadouro, set the early pace in official practice on the Albufeira da Pala reservoir course. His time of 46.16 was the fastest of the 21 challengers when he ......read more

    Pogacar Wins His Third Stage and Rides Onto the Podium in the General Classificaton at La Vuelta

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ king of the climbs, Tadej Pogacar, blew away the competition in the mountains today to take his third stage win at La Vuelta and in doing so not only secured a place on the podium in Madrid, but claimed the coveted white jersey as the best young rider in the race.     Pogacar went into stage 20 in 5th position in the GC and needed to do something special to move up the rankings. With 38kms to go, as the main contenders rode the penultimate climb of the day, the 20-year-old ......read more

    Top 10 Stage Finish Keeps Pogacar in Gc Contention at the Vuelta a Espana

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 14, 2019:  It was a bittersweet day for UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar, after a solid performance earned him a top 10 finish in stage 18 of La Vuelta, but also ended with him handing over the white jersey to Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana). Pogacar now sits in 5th place in the overall classification just 1:18” off a podium spot and 32” behind Lopez in the Youth Classification competition.    The 177.5km mountain stage from Colmenar Viejo to Becerril de la Sierra played out as anticipated, with the main GC ......read more

    Middle East Startup Wrappup (Voicea) acquired by Cisco

    Wrappup (Voicea) represented the UAE last year at The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) GSEA, which is hosted by Entrepreneurship Organisation (EO) on an annual basis Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th September 2019: The startup ecosystem in Middle East & North Africa continue to grow. 2018 was big and 2019 has turned out to be bigger with tech and tech-enabled companies in the region maturing rapidly.  In line with the same, Wrappup - a Dubai-based AI voice-to-text note-taking startup, which was acquired by Voicea last year, announced that Cisco, has acquired ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Inches Closer to a Second Place Finish at La Vuelta

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 11, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar continued his unbelievable run of form at Stage 16 of this year’s Vuelta a Espana, by digging deep on the final climb of the day to help drop Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Valverde currently sits above Pogacar in second place in the General Classification with a lead that has now been reduced to 54 seconds.   The stage from Pravia to Alto de la Cubilla Lena featured three classified climbs and the action for the GC men was reserved for the last one. As the breakaway men ......read more

    Colourful Onam Festivities to Kick-start at Arabian Center

    The annual festivities will take place at Arabian Center on 13th September  Dubai, September 10th 2019:  Arabian Center will host the annual Onam – harvest festival of Kerala, celebrations for the sixth time at the mall on 13th September, Friday. Expected to be brighter and bigger, the Onam festival will be marked with traditional art and cultural entertainment events including dances as Theyyam thira, Kathakali, Thiruvathirakali, Mohiniyattam and Singari melan. Commenting on the event, Mr. Tim Jones, COO, Arabian Center said, “Onam has taken on such ......read more

    Diego Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates as They Take on a Double Bill of Racing in Canada

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 09, 2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi will be looking to replicate his 2017 win at the GP Montreal, as he leads a seven man squad to North America for a double bill of racing in the French Quarter of Canada. The team will take on both the 201.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec (13 September) and the 219.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal (15 September), two challenging WorldTour races that are played out on street circuits around the respective host cities.    The team will be guided by Sports Director Neil ......read more

    A Resiliant Ride From UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Keeps the Young Talent in White at La Vuelta

    UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar moved another step closer to taking a podium finish at his first ever Grand Tour, after matching his main GC and Youth Classification rival, Miguel Angel Lopez (Team Astana), pedal stroke for pedal stroke during stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 09, 2019:   It was a stage that saw the breakaway riders have their day, with Sepp Kuss (Jumbo Visma) crossing the line first after battling 154.4kms of mountainous terrain from Tieno to Santuario del Acebo. The race came to life for the GC ......read more

    Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi unveils Al Ain Cultural Programme agenda for September

    Events will be held at Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2019:  As part of Al Ain Cultural Programme, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is organising a series of cultural events and workshops at the Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji throughout the month of September.  Al Qattara Arts Centre will host several events, including "The Microphone Programme", offering a variety of exciting topics and subjects of interest to the community. On Thursday, 12 September, a session will be held under title ......read more

    Khabib Crowned Lightweight King at Epic Ufc 242 Showdown

    Huge wins for Felder, Makhachev, Blaydes and Ferreira at The Arena on Yas Island History made as Calderwood and Moras claim wins in Abu Dhabi’s first UFC women’s bouts  Inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week ends with epic UFC 242 finale as UAE capital cements status as the “undisputed home of MMA in the Arab world.” Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sunday 8th September, 2019:  UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov underlined his standing as the division’s best-ever fighter with a dominant victory over interim lightweight champion Dustin ......read more

    A Pure Class Performance From Pogacar as He Earns His Second Stage Win at La Vuelta

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 07, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar put on another display of sheer brilliance during stage 13 of La Vuelta, and in doing so took his second stage win in just five days. The unbelievable result also launched the 20-year-old star into third place in the overall classification and into the white ‘Youth Classification’ jersey.   The day didn’t start out well for the Emirati formation, with news that Fabio Aru would retire from La Vuelta after experiencing muscular damage in his leg that was ......read more

    Dubai Knights Eagles To Host Open Day Ahead Of Upcoming Season on 6th September

    Newly merged club also unveiled inaugural Head Coach Josh Ives    Dubai, 04 September 2019:  Dubai Knights Eagles the new premier rugby club, following this summer’s merger between Dubai Eagles and fellow club Arabian Knights, will be hosting an Open Day this Friday 6th September.  Dubai Knights Eagles club culture ensures everyone is welcome, whether they have experience in rugby or not, with registrations taking place at The Dome, in Dubai Sports City, ahead of the official start of the upcoming rugby season. There will be plenty of entertainment ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Media and National Geographic Document Historic Pope Visit to the UAE

    • The captivating 22-minute Arabic documentary ‘The Peace Visit’ captures the Pope’s first visit to the region in February 2019 • Premieres on September 5 at 8pm UAE Time/ 7pm KSA time    Abu Dhabi, September 4 2019:  National Geographic Abu Dhabi, a partnership between National Geographic and Abu Dhabi Media, announced today its latest documentary titled ‘The Peace Visit’ highlighting Pope Francis’ three-day historic visit to Abu Dhabi in February 2019, as part of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance.   The ......read more

    Registrations open for 7th Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 03, 2019:   Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the 7th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament and this year, participants will have two new events to choose from – crossfit and an obstacle challenge. Organised under the guidance of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the tournament is open to ladies from the government, semi-government and private sectors, ......read more

    Fabyland launches ‘Spin and Win' campaign for families

    The ‘futuristic’ entertainment destination offers a variety of fun activity packages with scratch and win vouchers for families across its centres in the UAE.     Dubai – September 3, 2019: Fabyland, a diversified and ‘futuristic’ family entertainment centre, has launched ‘Spin and Win’ campaign for families across its centres in the UAE. The campaign will run until September 15, 2019 at Fabyland outlets located at Deerfield’s Mall in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Festival City and Dragon Mart 2 in Dubai. Fabyland is owned by Fun World ......read more

    Perfect Pogacar Takes Extraordinary Stage Win for Uae Team Emirates at the Vuelta a Espana

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 02, 2019:   20-year-old Tadej Pogacar put in the ride of his life on stage 9 at the Vuelta a Espana today, to take the win for UAE Team Emirates in his first ever Grand Tour, during his first ever season on the World Tour.    Despite being the youngest rider in the race, Pogacar was able to outwit and outclimb some of the most experienced and decorated professional cyclists in the world, including World Champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) who came 4th, race favourite Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) who finished 3rd and the ......read more

    Stage Win and Leaders Jersey for UAE Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff in Germany

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:   Alexander Kristoff has won the second – and longest - stage of the Tour of Germany, a 202km route from Marburg to Göttingen.  Second place went to Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), third Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck - Quick Step). The standings are the same in the general classification where the Norwegian now leads by 10 seconds.   Kristoff said: "I suffered all day. I fell back in the middle of the stage but then I managed to return to the group where, as the kilometers went by, I started ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Set for a French Revolution as It Heads to the Bretagne Classic-quest France

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  29, August 2019:    UAE Team Emirates heads to France with a well-rounded squad to tackle the rolling terrain of the World Tour Classic Bretagne-Ouest France (September 1), in a race which is likely to favour the sprinters.   After leaving Plouay, the riders will travel a total of 248.1kms, including a 13.9km circuit in the closing quarter of the race.   The route features two dirt tracks in the central part of the course, and packs in nearly 4,000m of climbing.    Australian sports directors Allan Peiper and ......read more

    6 Back-to School Hacks That Every Parent Should Consider

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, August 2019:   Once again, it’s back to school time and parents and children can struggle to get back in the swing after a long holiday! Drop-offs, stationary, pick-ups, after school activities and the list goes on. However, we live in a technologically advanced country with great options to make our lives easier. Here are some hacks that can make the back to school transition seamless for the kids and stress free for parents!   1. Set a to-do-list system   Getting forgetful is only normal with a dozen of things to ......read more

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