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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Facebook Users to Become More Aware of Their Data Usage

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

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

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

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

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

    Emirati youngsters benefit from Dubai Sports Council's Intaleq program

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

    Seven Best Practices for Securing the Public Cloud

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

    Norway Return Sharpens Al Qemzi Focus on World Title

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

    Enjoy unbeatable summer deals at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai until September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Emirates Partners with the West Asian Football Federation Championship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Instagram launches new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019: Instagram has announced it is rolling out new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying. The tools are grounded in a deep understanding of how people bully each other and how they respond to bullying on Instagram and are only two steps on a longer path.  Instagram has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for years to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos. In the last few days, it has started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be considered offensive before it is posted.  This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification. Early tests have shown that it encourages some people to ......read more

    A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld: the White Shirt Project

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   The Maison KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the launch of “A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project,” to celebrate the late creative director’s legacy through one of his most beloved styles: the white shirt.  Artists, actors, models, designers and friends of Karl have been invited to create their own version of his iconic white shirt, including Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Alessandro Michele,Takashi Murakami, and more. Carine Roitfeld, creative visionary and a longtime friend of Karl’s, will curate the global project. As Karl once said, “If you ask me what I’d most like to have invented in fashion, I’d say the white shirt. For me, ......read more

    All-out Sprint in Albi as Philipsen Takes Sixth and Martin Breaks Into the General Classification Top 10

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen secured a top 10 finish on stage 10 of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish in the French town of Albi.   It was a tough day at the saddle with strong winds, evident as the peloton got to the final 60km and the pace was upped in an attempt to reign in the breakaway that had led the race until then. With 20km to go, an echelon was opened and the peloton fractured into three groups, with the first making sure they pulled away. The relentless pace kept going till the finish line, with Jasper Philipsen showing his potential to compete with some of cycling’s top sprinters. The photo-finish confirmed Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win, Philipsen was sixth.   It was also a ......read more

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    Team Abu Dhabi Clinch World Endurance Crown in Poland

    All-Emirati crew claim commanding race win while Torrente, Al Qemzi,  Al Tayer, Abbate secure title on Necko Lake Abu Dhabi, UAE - 15 July, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi wrapped up their first major powerboat racing title of the season today as Shaun Torrente, Rashed Al Qemzi, Rashed Al Tayer and Italian Tullio Abbate clinched the World Endurance Championships in Augustów, Poland. This time the honours on the day went to the all-Emirati crew of Majed Al Mansoori, Mohamed Al Mehairbi, Rashed Al Remeithi and Faleh Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 36 who recorded a commanding ......read more

    du LaLiga HPC Crowned Champions of IberCup in Spain

    Football’s Top International Youth Tournament  Dubai, UAE – July 15, 2019:  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that its U14 teams have won the IberCup, the top international youth football tournament, which took place this year in Spain between July 9-13.  The IberCup brought together the world’s strongest academies from across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, providing youth the opportunity to face-off in a highly competitive 11-aside tournament.  This year witnessed the participation of top teams from ......read more

    Philipsen and Kristoff Claim Top 10 Spots for Uae Team Emirates in Stage 7 Sprint Finish

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  13July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ young up and coming talent, Jasper Philipsen put in another noteworthy performance at the Tour de France to claim an impressive 5th place finish in the chaotic bunch sprint finish that concluded Stage 7. Philipsen was one of two riders from the team to contest the sprint, with Alexander Kristoff coming in just behind him in 10th place. The race was won by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo Visma) after a mammoth 6 hour stage.    Stage 7 was to be the longest at this year’s tour, a 230km pan ......read more

    Celebrated singer and composer Quratulain Balouch set to perform at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

    Dubai, 10 July 2019:  Well-known singer-composer Quratulain Balouch is set to dazzle visitors with her performance at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.  Quratulain Balouch, the popular Pakistani singer, composer and a songwriter, who is known for her famous track Woh Humsafar Tha, will entertain guests on July 19th inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels.   Balouch has won various ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Opens Its Account at the Tour De France With a Second Place Finish in Stage Four

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ lead sprinter, Alexander Kristoff, showed off his form with a hard fought second place in stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France. Kristoff opened up his sprint in the final 200m after being perfectly led out by Jasper Philipsen. The Norwegian power house looked like he would take the victory, but was narrowly beaten to the line by Elia Viviani (Deceuninck Quick Step) after more than five hours of racing.    Stage 4 from Reims to Nancy was a relatively flat affair, with only two ......read more

    DSC & Football Companies confirm the Importance of Implementing Highest Standards of Governance & Financial Control

    Respective Bodies develop Executive Regulations to run Financial Policies and deal with Contracts, Incentives & Penalties Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:   Dubai Sports Council confirmed the importance of implementing the highest standards of governance & financial control to secure smooth running of work in the sports clubs & football companies in Dubai, as part of common collaboration with respective entities; top of which are the Financial Audit Authority and Department of Finance. The requested standards of governance & financial ......read more

    DSC's Board announces Organizing of “Dubai Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition” and reviews other Important Reports

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  02 July  2019:   Dubai Sports Council’s Board confirmed the importance of utilizing the artificial intelligence & technological applications to boost the sports field, as per the wise leadership’s policy  DSC’s Board has explained that Dubai Sports Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition to be convened on 14th & 15th Oct. 2019 with participation of elite group of top world companies & distinctive speakers. Approval is also made for the sessions & programs of the Conference; the first of ......read more

    Second Championship Victory This Year for Young Emirati Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri

    Rashid turns up the heat to secure WSK Euro Series Championship, in sweltering midnight race during a heatwave  Dubai, UAE – 02 July 2019: Young Emirati racing driver Rashid Al Dhaheri’s star continues to rise as he becomes World Series Karting Euro Series Champion in the Mini Series category, his second championship in a row this racing season. With consistently strong race performances throughout the whole WSK Euro Series, Rashid’s second-place podium finish in this challenging final night edition race at Adria International Raceway, saw him finish the series with ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Wins Lithuania Grand Prix

    Emirati driver claims opening round victory as race ends in drama Abu Dhabi, UAE, 01 July, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launched his bid to regain the UIM F2 World Championship title with victory in the Lithuania Grand Prix today as the opening round of the season ended in dramatic fashion. The 2017 world champion won in Kaunas for the second time in three years when Norwegian Tobias Munthe-Kaas collected a one lap penalty for a race buoy infringement after finishing ahead of the Emirati. It meant a perfect start to the season for Al Qemzi, who began the ......read more

    UNHCR and Twitter launch global campaign #KnitForRefugees

    In partnership with Kniterate, the campaign aims to raise awareness and funds to drive direct impact on an important issue facing refugees every winter    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:   UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency has partnered with Twitter and Kniterate to launch a global five-month campaign today to proactively and collectively shed light on winter as an important issue facing Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the MENA region. Currently around 14 million Syrians and Iraqis are displaced in the region.  ......read more

    RAKEZ Media Zone records 177% jump in licences to 360 from 130 in a year

    RAKEZ Media Zone witnesses a steep increase in investor interest with surge in new business licences   News Highlights Number of new media licences and freelancer permits grew to 360 from 130 in a year, recording 177% jump! RAKEZ Media Zone is developing a world-class media zone for the media professionals and media companies RAKEZ Media Zone will see the launch of new television channels, movie production houses and new media outlets RAKEZ hosts over 14,500 businesses within its various zones, industrial belts and economic clusters   Ras Al Khaimah, 27 ......read more

    Dubai Culture reevaluates the visitor experience of its culture and heritage assets

    Guided by Dubai Plan 2021 and in readiness to receive EXPO 2020’s visitors   Dubai – United Arab Emirates: June 26, 2019:  In a bid to evaluate its readiness for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, leadership of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) recently conducted field visits to all its key Heritage and culture sites across Dubai. Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, along with heads of departments met with the staff at each location and assessed the progress of work being done in order to improve visitors’ journey and ......read more

    Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning at Home

    Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school ......read more

    Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves podium finish in Lonato, Italy

    Rashid second in the WSK Euro Series Championship as a close final is in sight Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Promising talented Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri has achieved a podium finished as he gained third position at Circuito South Garda Karting, Italy. Competing with 96 other driver in his category among 300 drivers in all cateogories. Rashid’s third-place sets up a close final, as he is now second behind the WSK Euro Series Championship, with the tournament to be decided next weekend in Adria – Italy. The final race of the series will be ......read more

    A Super Sunday for UAE Team Emirates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:  It was a weekend to remember for UAE Team Emirates as Diego Ulissi, Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen all stepped onto the podium in their respective races, with UAE Team Emirates also taking home a Team Classification win.    Ulissi topped the General Classification (GC) standings at the Tour of Slovenia after a solid performance across the week, finishing 22” ahead of his nearest competitor. At the same race, Tadej Pogačar went home with the Youth Classification and narrowly missed out on a top three GC ......read more

    Rashed Launches Bid to Reclaim F2 Title in Lithuania

    Team Abu Dhabi duo return to F2 action after world endurance triumph Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 June, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launches his bid to reclaim the UIM F2 World Championship title next weekend in Lithuania, where the Emirati made a breakthrough in international powerboat racing two years ago. It was on the Kaunas Reservoir in 2017 that Al Qemzi followed up a brilliant pole position with victory in the Lithuanian Grand Prix on his F2 debut, a result which laid the foundations for his championship triumph. He will be joined again in this season’s ......read more

    Al Jazira first-team stars Ali Mabkhout and Khalifa Al Hammadi credit academy for their development

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:   When the UAE national team begins next month’s training camp in Austria to kick off their preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualification, Al Jazira will be well represented by seven first-team players. Record-breaking striker Ali Mabkhout and promising defender Khalifa Al Hammadi are two of the players included in the 27-man list following their impressive individual displays during the 2018-19 season. Mabkhout’s 20-goal tally saw him finish second in the Arabian Gulf League’s scoring charts while Al Hammadi ......read more

    Made in Tashkeel 2019 presents a snapshot of UAE's transforming artistic landscape this summer

    Works by 58 artists from 29 countries will be on display in the 10th edition of the exhibition from June 18  Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2019 | Tashkeel, Dubai’s leading centre for homegrown art and design, will celebrate the 10th edition of its annual summer exhibition with a display of diverse works that represent the breadth and depth of the artistic practice happening now in the UAE. Made in Tashkeel will showcase more than 100 works by 58 UAE-based artists from 29 different countries this year. The individual pieces and series of artworks on display have been created by ......read more

    58 Days of Summer Fun Begin at Modhesh World on Friday

    • Free entry to Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre running from 21 June to 17 August 2019 • More than 100 activities, games and attractions on offer at the fun-filled themed zones • New GAC GS3 up for grabs with Modhesh World   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The region’s much awaited edutainment family destination, Modhesh World, kicks off on Friday 21 June at 11AM to offer families and kids endless fun with its themed zones including The Wheels, Arcadium, Little Adventure and Showtime Zones. The official opening of Modhesh ......read more

    NBA Basketball School Returns to Dubai Featuring Former Nba Player Greg Minor

    NBA’s Youth Basketball Development Camp in Partnership with StryxSports to be Held in Al Barsha June 28 – July 5  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  The National Basketball Association (NBA) and StryxSports, one of the UAE’s leading sports providers, today announced that the second NBA Basketball School camp will be held at the Dubai American Academy in Al Barsha from Friday, June 28 – Friday, July 5.  Former Boston Celtics guard Greg Minor will attend the week-long camp to provide on-court instruction alongside Jeff Christiansen, NBA ......read more

    A Big Weekend in Belgium for UAE Team Emirates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has announced a five-man line-up for this weekends one-day races in Belgium, including young Belgian hopeful Jasper Philipsen who will make his race debut.    Joining Philipsen at Dwars door het Hageland (21 June), Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl (22 June) and Elfstedenronde (23 June) will be team-mates Rory Sutherland, Oliviero Troia, Cristian Munoz and Roberto Ferrari.    Commenting ahead of the race, Philipsen said: “I have never participated in these three races, but I know the roads ......read more

    Special Olympics UAE takes UN stage to inspire spirit of inclusiveness through sports

    June 18thDubai, UAE:  Special Olympics UAE has called on the international community to capitalize on the power of sports to usher in a new era of social inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities as the 12thsession of UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) got under way at United Nations Headquarters in New York.   Representing the UAE at the UN conference, Chaica Al Qassimi, a prominent UAE Athlete, highlighted the key role played by Special Olympics UAE in promoting social inclusion through shared sports ......read more

    Pogacar Hoping to Be the Hero on Home Soil

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  UAE Team Emirates has blended youth and experience for the upcoming Tour of Slovenia (19-23 June), with Slovenian Time Trial (TT) Champion Tadej Pogacar leading the team’s General Classification (GC) hopes on home soil.    The youngster, who is having an impressive debut season for UAE Team Emirates will be supported by fellow Slovenian Jan Polanc, Rui Oliveira, Simone Consonni, Marco Marcato and Diego Ulissi.    Commenting ahead of the race, Tadej Pogacar said: “My goal is to continue to race at the ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi award Cappellini new long-term contract

    H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa says Italian powerboat racing legend has been rewarded for outstanding results   Abu Dhabi, 13 June, 2019:  Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club announced today that powerboat racing legend Guido Cappellini has signed a new long-term contract as manager of Team Abu Dhabi, the reigning F1H2O world champions.   The club says the new agreement, running until 2025, rewards Cappellini for the outstanding results achieved by Team Abu Dhabi since he took charge in February 2015.   The Italian has made Team Abu Dhabi the ......read more

    Instagram launches low-data mode

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Instagram recently launched a new feature designed to help you continue to enjoy the content you love on Instagram while reducing the amount of data you use on your phone. With this opt-in mode for Android only, you can view your favorite content on Instagram with reduced image loading time, by reducing the amount of data that Instagram uses on your mobile phone.   How It Works: You’ll now have three customizable options when for viewing high-resolution media and pre-loading videos. Go to "Settings," then ......read more

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