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    Wang ends Mladenovic Campaign at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 22, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Kristina Mladenovic was unable to build upon her Tuesday upset of second seed Karolina Pliskova as she was defeated 6-1 6-4 by Qiang Wang at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Eighth seed Elina Vesnina also failed to reach the quarter-finals as she was beaten 3-6 6-4 7-6(4) by Ana Konjuh in a two hour 31-minute battle. Both Wang and Mladenovic produced some top-class tennis as Wang overwhelmed her opponent in the first set and Mladenovic then came close to taking the match into a third set. Wang failed to serve out the match after breaking to lead 5-3, but then broke serve from deuce in the next game. "I just try my best, yeah, just focus on my game and I try my bring my best from the practice court," said Wang, who represented China at the Rio Olympics. "I was ......read more

    GAC on the greens - World-Class Golfing Pro gives masterclass in Doha

    Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  Young players from the Qatar Golf Association’s Junior National Team joined GAC customers and staff for an afternoon masterclass with world-class golfer Chris Wood recently. During the session held at Doha Golf Club, GAC-sponsored Chris Wood shared with the 14 keen players some of his sporting wisdom including how to improve their skills on the greens.  GAC Qatar General Manager Daniel Nordberg says the masterclass aimed to connect with the local community as well as its customers: “It was a great way to support the development of Qatari golf and encourage people to join the National Team whilst giving the keen players among our clients a chance to improve their game under the guidance of a world-class professional,” he adds.

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    PCFC seeks role model in global corporate communication and industry specialized media

    Khalil Saqer bin Gharib: Mohammed bin Rashid inspires us to achieve excellence in our industry specialized communication Dubai – 22 February 2017:  The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) has further reinforced efforts aiming to leverage corporate communication in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates at large to be on par with the world’s best standards and practices. The corporation’s communication and media performance is being improved to equal the output of global media outlets specialized in ports, logistics and customs business.  A brand-new communication strategy has been put in place by PCFC with the objective of building world-class corporate communications that stand out as a benchmark reference worldwide. This strategy is geared to increase awareness locally, regionally and globally ......read more

    The Equestrian World Races to Dubai World Trade Center This March

    The region’s most significant and influential equine event, Dubai International Horse Fair, will return for its 13th edition from March 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre The event is co-located with the 14th edition of the world-acclaimed Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  The 13th Dubai International Horse Fair, held alongside the 14th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, returns next month at the heart of a booming market for racing, endurance, recreational riding and show jumping products in the region’s equine industry. Taking place from 16 - 18 March 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre, the event is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance. The Middle East’s ......read more

    Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Set February 26th Deadline for Proud Expressions

    22 February, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The final deadline to submit entries for Proud Expressions has been set for February 26, 2017. Proud Expressions is a unique joint initiative of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) that aims to pay symbolic and fitting tribute to the heroes of the nation. The initiative seeks to use art to bring people together through a sense of common pride in the strength and resilience of the nation, while building solidarity and unity throughout the community. Proud Expressions – part of the #The_UAE_Remembers campaign – has drawn scores of applications from artists and designers across the UAE. Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, Community Events Manager at TCA Abu Dhabi, said that the ......read more

    Sharjah Press Club Study Stresses the Role of Positivity in Media Work

    SPC’s News Cinema Initiative Features as Many as 2,332 Visitors and Suggests Most People Would Like to Like to See Positive News Sharjah, February 22, 2017:  An analytical study conducted by the Sharjah Press Club (SPC) of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) suggests that most people prefer positive news stories that do not cause sadness, fear or horror but promote feeling of happiness and joy, which is encouraged and sought by the UAE society. The SPC study is based on observations and monitoring of various audiences’ reactions to news movies played by the News Cinema launched by the SPC during the UAE Innovation Week in Sharjah last November. Joy and laughter, which are usually associated with the positivity one feels when watching good news, came in the first place, underscoring the importance of positive ......read more

    YNM Dubai - 'The Noora' Dress for Colon Cancer

    Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  Yasmin AL Mulla took inspiration from her mother’s success in battling Colon Cancer to launch a piece that would express her gratitude toward her journey. The designer witnessed the strength and courage it takes to fight against the disease through her mother’s struggle in battling cancer and healing process. In celebration of being cured after a long process, Al Mulla created ‘The Noora’ dress to represents her mother’s strength and optimism in all aspects. A piece that holds a dear place in the designer’s heart. ‘The Noora’ was designed to be worn by her mother on the day of her survival, flaring her personal style in a sentimental way. Crafted in transparent glass beads to reflect purity, pearls to attract luck, floral embellishments to signify ......read more

    Makarova Stuns Cibulkova at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 21, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Ekaterina Makarova pulled off the biggest upset so far at this year's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by stunning third seed and WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 4-6 6-2. There were ominous signs perhaps for Cibulkova after she saw the draw and who her first opponent would be, as she had only recently fallen to Makarova at the Australian Open. She was also aware that she had failed to win any of her previous three matches in Dubai. "I was serving really good. In the important moments, I had good returns," said Makarova, a Dubai quarter-finalist two years ago when she lost narrowly to eventual champion Simona Halep. "When I'm kind of staying close to the baseline, I play much more aggressive than when I'm coming back a little bit." Her victory ......read more

    Star Hunt 2017 Winners Announced At The Grand Finale Show

    Winners of Dubai Outlet Mall’s Star Hunt 2017 contest were revealed during a glitzy event, judged by industry experts. Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Star Hunt 2017, an annual event organized by Dubai Outlet Mall, ended on a celebratory note. The 6th edition of this glamorous event that aims to showcase fresh local talent, received much appreciation from the industry as thirty finalists from over 10 nationalities competed for title.  Star Hunt 2017 Winners  John Lorenzo from Philippines and Luibov Didenko from Russia were crowned the Mister Star hunt 2017and Miss Star Hunt 2017. In addition, for the first time there was a tie for the title of Mr Congeniality between Umair Bin Nisar from Pakistan and Mostafa Gallal from Egypt. Ms Congeniality was Alena Dovnar from Belarus. Wael Kamel from Egypt and Tanya ......read more

    Olympic Gold Medalist Puig Reaches Second Round at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 20, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig overcame a sore back as well as her opponent to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 4-6 6-4. The result left Shvedova still seeking her first win of 2017. "Especially in the first round I think it's good to have a match that pushes you a little bit, so then you start getting into the rhythm," said Puig, who made history last August by becoming the first Puerto Rican ever to win Olympic gold in any sport. "You know, she's a very tricky opponent and I have played her several times. You really have to be on your toes in every point in the match. I'm just happy that I got through today." Puig left the court after the second set and then received treatment throughout ......read more

    Dubai Culture Hosts ‘Britain Takes Shape' to Support the 2017 UK- UAE Year of Creative Collaboration

    The Authority to host the British Contemporary Design Exhibition at Design Days Dubai, a Key Event of Dubai Art Season 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2017:  In support of the UK-UAE Year of Creative Collaboration, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, announced that it is hosting an exhibition of British contemporary design as part of the 2017 edition of Design Days Dubai — the region’s leading collectible design fair.  The ‘Britain Takes Shape’ exhibition is part of a series of initiatives being activated in 2017 to mark the Year of Creative Collaboration between the UAE and UK. Under the co-patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme ......read more

    Swiss International Scientific School Team 1 Wins ESKC Junior Round Two

    Nineteen student teams compete at Dubai Kartdrome Dubai, UAE, 20 February 2017:  Swiss International Scientific School (SISS) Team 1, with brothers Keanu Al Azhari and Adam Al Azhari, dominated Round Two of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) Junior category at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (19 February), with JT Racing topping the Nomad Class. In the first of four sprint races, it was the partner team SISS Team 2 who took initial control with Constantin Reisch soaring in for the win 15.974 seconds ahead of Adam Al Azhari of SISS Team 1.  Iya Seys of Dubai International Academy claimed third. Harry Hannam of Dubai English Speaking School (DESS) Team 1 was the star of Race Two, winning the contest 8.463 seconds ahead of Theo Abram of Dubai International Academy.  Adam Al Azhari of SISS Team 1 was ......read more

    J.P. Morgan Kids' Day

    Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Over 500 school children from all over the UAE joined in the fun at the second J.P. Morgan Kids’ Day for the week, which took place this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The kids were taught some new skills during the two hour session which was led by coaches from the Clark Francis Tennis Academy. Joining them on their morning training session were doubles players Gabriela Dabrowski and Jelena Ostapenko who took some time out from their practice schedule to engage with the young tennis fans and provide tips on how to become a tennis star. The tournament mascots Ace and Annette also joined in the fun! The WTA event, which features US Open champion and world number two Angelique Kerber, 2017 Brisbane and Doha champion Karolina Pliskova, WTA Finals winner Dominika Cibulkova, ......read more

    The du UAE FA's Academy League Plays Host to a fantastic Line up of Matches in Week 4

    Dr. Khalid Abdullah: “The national League is challenging both clubs and private academies to raise their game by testing their play with every match” 20 February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the week, E-Sports and PSG faced off in a very intense game with PSG opening the score line with a strong free kick from Thomas Rousse in the 30th minute. At the start of the second half, E-Sports equalized with a penalty shot. In a surprising turn of events, both PSG and E-sports were handed red cards, PSG ten minutes into the second half and E-sports near the end of the game, leading both teams to continue the game with only 10 players to finish the game with a score of 1-1.  In Abu Dhabi TFA met Al Jazira Club, with both teams fighting to move up the league table it was Abdullah Al ......read more

    OMEGA Starts the Clock: Celebrating the One Year Countdown to Pyeonchang 2018

    Pinpointing a precise moment to start the one year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, OMEGA turned a second into a celebration at a special VIP ceremony in Seoul. Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Sports fans around the world still have 12 months to wait for the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, but for OMEGA, the timekeeping has already begun. The Swiss brand unveiled its countdown clock at a special ceremony at City Hall Plaza in Seoul, attended by IOC Member & Chair Mrs Gunilla Lindberg, the 2nd Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Mr YOO Dong-Hoon; and President of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) Mr Hee-beom Lee. Also in attendance were some of Korea's key political figures including the Mayor of Seoul, Mr Park Won-soon and the ......read more

    Sharjah to Host Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017

    Major publishing industry event takes place at Flag Island on February 27-28 Sharjah, 20 February 2017:  Sharjah is gearing up to host the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017, a major publishing industry event that is taking place at the emirate’s Flag Island on February 27-28. Organised by the Emirates Publishers Association in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Emirates Writers Union, the forum will see the participation of elite experts from the Copyright Clearance Centre, as well as the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations. A first-of-its-kind endeavour by Sharjah, the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017 aims to highlight the increasingly prominent role played by collective management organisations – in particular reproduction rights ......read more

    New Lamborghini Series Featured Alongside National Racing at Dubai Autodrome

    Eight races contested during NRD Power Weekend Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East The Super Trofeo, a one-make series featuring exotic Lamborghini Huracáns, is already established in Europe, Asia and North America.  This weekend was the first appearance of the series in Dubai and 2017 marks the first year for the championship in the Middle East. The new series was greeted with difficult windy conditions on the 4.29 kilometre International Circuit at Dubai ......read more

    Double the Fun at UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women's Open Championships

    Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Two of the most popular sports in the UAE joined forces over the weekend to celebrate UAE National Sports Day with the UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women’s Open Championships, which was conducted at Dubai Design District on 16 and 17 February.  Organized by UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Association’s Chairwoman of the Women’s Sports Committee, Eng. Majd Albloushi, in conjunction with the Dubai Sports Council, Shuttle Time Dubai and Ping Pong Dubai, and with the support of venue partner Dubai Design District and technology partner MySports.ae, the event atttracted more than 200 players from 15 nationalities  The competition was organized in four age categories in table tennis and three categories in badminton in a round robin competition before the knock out rounds ......read more

    IndiaCast announces auditions for the COLORS CricQuiz 2017 – most definitive cricket quizzing championship on television

    More than 500 Cricket Fans from the Middle East are expected to audition on the 25th February for the 4th season of COLORS Cricquiz across the Middle East UAE, 19th February 2016:  Indiacast is bringing back COLORS CricQuiz to the TV screens for the fourth consecutive year. COLORS CricQuiz is considered as the most definitive cricket quizzing championship on television in the region. The show challenges & tests the knowledge of the smartest and most ardent cricket enthusiasts. The auditions will take place on Saturday, 25th February 2017 between 11am to 1pm at Horizon International School, off Al Wasl Road, Umm Al Sherif, Dubai. The winning team will receive a dream come true all-expense paid trip to the Lord’s Cricket Stadium in London. UAE Residents above the age of 18 can test their knowledge by registering ......read more

    Mothers Played Key Roles in Shaping Careers of Directors Sharing Screen at Unique Women's Film Festival

    Friend’s life-turning event inspired work by Emirati Alawadi showing at WOW Film Fair Middle East  Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Returning to Dubai cinema screens for a fourth edition next month, the unique film festival which champions the role of women in the movie industry brings together a trio of directors who credit their mothers for playing a key part in shaping their careers. Emirati Maitha Alawadi, Saudi Mohammed Alsultan and American Tracey Anarella, all making their debut at the World of Women’s Cinema - WOW Film Fair Middle East, will each unveil stories about everyday heroines standing up for their values in the face of social injustice, prejudice and trauma. Emirati Alawadi, who was the laureate of the prestigious Sheikh Majed Youth Media Award 2012, credits her mother’s support as the ......read more

    Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi first to book spot in Final of AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youllah

    Matar Al Habsi achieves perfect score of 50 in semifinals showing off his skill with two Yuollah weapons DUBAI, 18th Febuary 2017:  Hamdan Mohammed bin Musleh Al Ahbabi (number 3) became the first Yuweel artiste to book his place in the final of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah during the 10th episode of the event in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday 17th February. Organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive heritage sports, 18 finalists are vying for the grand prize of AED 1 million and the Fazza Youllah Championship trophy over 13 rounds of the competition every Friday at 9 pm. The announcement that Al Ahbabi had qualified to the Final came during the live broadcast of the reality show on ‘Sama Dubai’ TV channel, based on the interactive ......read more

    Kerber Faces Tough Challenge at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  Angelique Kerber faces a tough challenge as she bids to recapture her number one ranking at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week. The German claimed the top spot late last season from Serena Williams, but slipped back to number two following the Australian Open. A title this week would see her return to the top, but she faces some formidable obstacles. Her first opponent after a first round bye could be former world number one and tour veteran Jelena Jankovic, and if she overcomes that hurdle she could then run into Rio Olympics singles champion Monica Puig. Others in her half of the draw include WTA Finals champion and Dubai third seed Dominika Cibulkova, 2016 Dubai finalist Barbora Strycova and one of the most in-form players of recent months, Elina Svitolina. Former world number ......read more

    Sharjah Ladies Run to Award Prizes Worth More Than AED 100,000

    Cash prizes, free memberships and gift vouchers Sharjah, 18 February, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that more than AED 100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24. First, second and third places in the 5km and 10km races, will receive cash prizes worth AED 28,000 from the club, one year memberships at health centres and AED 74,000 worth of gift vouchers from the event sponsors. As the fourth edition of the Sharjah Ladies Run approaches, both SLC and the participants are finishing preparations for the event, to be held next to the Skyline University at Sharjah University City. Registration is open until Sunday February 19, 2017 for all women and girls above 12 years of age who want to take part in the run taking place from 6pm to 9pm. ......read more

    Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla and VIP guests attend Opening Ceremony of the 2017 FIDE Sharjah Grand Prix

    18 February 2017, Sharjah:  Under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the eagerly anticipated FIDE 2017 Sharjah Grand Prix opening ceremony took place last night at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, Chairman of the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club welcomed VIP guests including H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), Georgious Makropoulos, Deputy President of FIDE, Ilya Merenzon, Chief Executive of World Chess by Agon Limited, ......read more

    Dr. Ahmad Saad Al Sharif, KHDA headlines Innoventures Education Athletics Championship as Chief Guest

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 February 2017:  Innoventures Education recently held their annual Athletics Championship on 12th February at Dubai Sports City.  The championship was attended by nearly 600 students from across the Innoventures Education schools Dubai International Academy (DIA), Collegiate American School (CAS), Raffles World Academy (RWA), and Raffles International School (RIS).  Dr. Ahmad Saad Al Sharif, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Deputy Director General at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority attended the event as the Chief Guest.  At the end of the championship, DIA had the highest score numbers from amongst the primary and secondary schools, as well as the highest overall scores. The Innoventures Education Athletics Championship is an annual event for ......read more

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    AkzoNobel calls bright young minds in MENA to join the ‘Imagine Chemistry' challenge

    A global initiative that aims to leverage the knowledge of chemistry to solve real-world challenges  Supports the vision of the UAE and regional governments to promote a culture of localised innovation  Open to all start-ups, students, research groups and career scientists  Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  AkzoNobel, the world leader in performance coatings technology and innovation, is calling bright young minds working in the field of chemistry to join its global Imagine Chemistry challenge. Organised by AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and in conjunction with ......read more

    Rising Star Svitolina Sets Sights on Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title

    February 18, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Elina Svitolina is thrilled to be back at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and will go into her matches full of confidence after a spectacular year in which she claimed victories over world number ones Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber that have left her knocking on the door of the top 10. She enjoyed many other triumphs too, and one of those came in Dubai a year ago when she banished Garbine Muguruza in the second round on her way to the semi-finals. Things got even better as the season progressed, with a title in Kuala Lumpur, wins ......read more

    10th edition of Saluki Championships to kick-off with 10 qualifying rounds in Amateurs category

    Top three fastest qualifiers in each round to advance to the final round DUBAI, 18th February 2017:  The 10th edition of the Saluki Championship organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will kick-off on Saturday 18th February in Al Marmoum area of Dubai commencing at 1.00pm.  The tournament will see some changes in the qualifying format for the first time in the Amateur category ahead of the final round to be held on 25th February at the same venue. Ms. Suad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC, emphasized that changes in the qualification ......read more

    Women's Week Promises World Class Tennis

    February 16, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  With just days to go until the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships extravaganza gets underway, organisers are making sure everything is in place for two weeks of some of the best tennis action in the world on court and an exciting entertainment program in the Tennis Village. With tickets still available the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium will undoubtedly be the place to be for the next fortnight. Action in the tournament commences one day earlier this year, with the first day’s play on Sunday 19 February. The WTA Tournament this year has ......read more

    The 16th Eurocom Worldwide Conference takes off in the Middle Eastern metropole Dubai (UAE) on 17 March 2017

    Agency leaders from five continents will share best practices to lead clients on the digital journey in the era of content marketing Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  Eurocom Worldwide, one of the largest independent PR networks, has chosen the global city of Dubai, UAE, as the location for its 16th Annual Member Conference. On 17 March 2017 agency leaders from across Europe, the US and Latin America, the Middle East and Asia will focus on key issues such as the changing role of communicators, the impact of metrics on the PR industry, and the art of getting heard and followed by a ......read more

    LOEWE Announces Finalists for Craft Prize

    Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  LOEWE is pleased to announce the names of the 26 participants that have been selected by a panel of experts for the 2017 edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize. The finalists are (in alphabetical order, with nationality): Adi Toch, Israel Anne Low, Canada Artesanías Panikua, Mexico Bae Sejin, Republic of Korea Brendan Lee Satish Tang, Canada Celia Pym, United Kingdom Chiachio & Giannone, Argentina David Huycke, Belgium Ernst Gamperl, Germany Fátima Tocornal, Spain Guillermo Álvarez-Charvel, Mexico Heidi Friesen, ......read more

    Nearly 50 per cent of all tennis players suffer from tennis elbow at some point in their career

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 14th February, 2017:  Dubai is gearing up to host some of the world’s most elite tennis players for an upcoming tournament. The action-packed event is fact paced and exciting as both top seeded male and female players volley and smash their way to victory, winning a prestigious trophy and prize money. However the road to Grand Slam glory and a superstar status is not an easy one for the athletes. Long hours of practice, lack of rest and other factors are common among players as are injuries such as sprains, pulled muscles and fractures. In ......read more

    F3 falconer Rashid Bin Mijrin ‘Stars' in ‘Al Noukhba' Super Finals of ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan’s falcon ‘Ghaith’ honoured for winning the Hurr Wahish Farkh Tilwah final DUBAI, 14th February 2017:  Khalifa Bin Mijrin-led F3-K team underlined their supremacy by winning the Sheikhs category in the 'Noukba' (Elite) Super Finals of the ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ Championship for Falconry organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Monday 13th February at the dedicated falconry site in Ruwayyah off Emirates Road. The season-finale 'Noukba' Super Finals falconry competition was held in the ......read more

    Sheikh Sultan's Move to Form New Media Council Will Bolster the Critical Sector

    Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Hails Hh Sharjah Ruler’s Decision as a Bold Step to Accelerate Media Industry’s Growth in Emirate Sharjah Government Media Bureau, February 14, 2017:  HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi has welcomed the decision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, announcing the formation of the new Sharjah Media Council as a bold and farsighted step to bolster and streamline the vibrant media sector in the Emirate.  According to the new Emiri decree (No. 6 of 2017)  issued ......read more

    Neumann Launches its First Monitor with Digital Signal Processing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates– 14 February, 2017– Neumann.Berlin today launched the KH 80 DSP, its first studio monitor with digital signal processing, which has been designed as an ideal monitor solution for recording, mixing and mastering in project, music, broadcasting and post-production studios. “Our DSP engine is an in-house development that primarily takes a formerly unknown variable and makes it calculable: the room. Expect clear, high-precision sound wherever you are monitoring,” explains Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann. Thanks to the upcoming ......read more

    MRM Team and Hamdan Saeed Jaber grab honours in RC Airplane Finals in ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal' Championship for Falconry Tilwah

    Falcons named ‘Rare’ and ‘66’ clock fastest times in chilly and windy conditions DUBAI, 13th February 2017:  MRM team and Hamdan Saeed Jaber (the falconer’s name is Khalfan Butti Al Qubaisi) emerged champions in the RC Airplane finals in the Sheikhs and General Public category respectively in the fifth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Sunday 12th February.  Mustafa Al Mas led the way for ......read more

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    Kuznetsova Sets Her Sights on Finally Claiming the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Trophy

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    Tomorrow's marketing leaders challenged at Middlesex University Dubai's Top Marketing Consultants competition

    Competition challenged third year Business students to apply classroom marketing fundamentals to real-life situations Winners were presented with one year affiliate membership with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Dubai, UAE, 13 February 2017:  Tomorrow’s marketing leaders were given the opportunity to apply their classroom skills and knowledge to real world situations during Middlesex University Dubai’s Top Marketing Consultants Competition, held at the University’s Knowledge Park campus on 13 December 2016.  Held in collaboration with the ......read more

    Dubai Culture Hosts a Series of Stamp Design Workshops for Children and Families

    Workshops to take place on the side-lines of the UAE Postal History Exhibition, hosted by Etihad Museum  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, recently announced that it will host a series of three postal stamp design workshops for children aged 5-15 years. These workshops will be held at the Etihad Museum, which recently opened its doors to the public in the first week of January 2017.  The authority organised the first three-hour workshop ......read more

    Al Noor - Samsung Hope For Children Family Fun Fair: A Fun Packed Weekend For The Family

    Al Noor Training Centre and Samsung Gulf Electronics invites each one of you across the UAE to be part of the Al Noor - Samsung Hope for children Family Fun Fair 2017. Dubai, 12th February 2017, UAE:  Al Noor - Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair 2017 will be the perfect place to spend time with family and enjoy the lovely weather along with lots of exciting activities. It will be held on 24th February’17 from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm at Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Al Barsha 1, behind Mall of the Emirates. Al Noor Training Center has been organizing ......read more

    Round One Victory for Batelco Racing Drag965 at Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship

    Team Emirates tops Corporate Class and Dubai Falcon Racing Team best in Nations Cup Dubai, UAE, 12 February 2017:  After twelve hours and 555 laps of endurance kart racing Batelco Racing Drag965 claimed victory at midnight on Saturday (11 February), winning Round One of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship.  The Emirati squad of Dubai Falcon Racing Team took top honours in the Nations Cup category while Team Emirates secured first place in Corporate Class. The overall victory on the 1.2 kilometre Reverse International Circuit at Dubai Kartdrome also ensured a Pro Class ......read more

    60 falconers to ‘Al Noukhba' Super Finals of ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'

    F3 falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin wins five out of eight Tilwah finals DUBAI, 12th February 2017:  Sixty falcons will vie for the 'Noukba' (Elite) title in the Super Finals which will be held on Monday, February 13, after winning the first three places in the finals of the 20 Tilwah events in the ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ Championship for Falconry organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Friday 10th February at the dedicated site in Ruwayyah off Emirates Road (Exit 55). The brilliant ‘F3’ team underlined their supremacy by winning ......read more

    Majestic win for Sheikh Hamdan's falcon ‘Ghaith' in ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal' Championship for Falconry Tilwah

    His Highness’ participation for the second time has taken the championship to a different level: Suad Ibrahim Darwish DUBAI, 11th February 2017:  The falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, ‘Ghaith’, kicked off the finals of the ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ Championship for Falconry, organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Friday 10th February with another majestic performance. ‘Ghaith’ led by F3 falconer Suhail Al Kindi clocked a winning time of 21.372 ......read more

    Sharjah Biennial 13: Opening Week Programme Release

    Tamawuj March Meeting  March 10–14, 2017  Sharjah Art Foundation  Sharjah UAE  Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) is pleased to announce the opening week programme and full list of participating artists for Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj. Friday, March 10 10:30am Desiring Institutions Panel discussion with Binna Choi, Ala Younis and Maha Maamoun, moderated by Charles Eschews 1:30pm Five Feet High and Rising Lecture performance by Mario García Torres 3pm Step by Step Film by Ossama Mohammed, followed by Q&A 4:30pm Artist-led ......read more

    MRM falcon is fastest in qualifying round of RC Airplane (Sheikhs category) of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'

    Final round begins with Tilwah events on Friday which will see 200 qualifiers competing in 20 categories  DUBAI, 9th February 2017:  The qualifying round of the RC (Remote Controlled) Airplane category of the Sheikhs and General Public category of the Falconry Championship Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) concluded on Thursday 9th February at the dedicated Fazza Championship for Falconry site in Ruwayyah off Emirates Road (Exit 55).  The final round will commence on Friday with a total of 200 falcons competing ......read more

    New Season for Endurance Championship

    CG Pro and Fly Emirates set to defend titles in Round One at Dubai Kartdrome Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2017:  The new Endurance Championship season kicks off at midday on Friday (10 February) with the Round One 12 Hour Endurance Race at Dubai Kartdrome. The Choueiri Group (CG) has launched an ambitious strategy for 2017, fielding three teams covering all categories, as well as a new all-ladies team, CG Angels. Additionally, reigning 2016 Pro champions CG Pro will be returning to defend their title. CG Teams Manager Habib Chouery said: “CG Racing is never short on ambitions ......read more

    MustaNGroup Wins Bloomberg Square Mile Relay at the Dubai International Financial Centre

    9 February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Dubai saw a record turnout of more than 750 corporates take on the one-mile (1.6km) route around Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) during the annual corporate relay race. 75 of Dubai’s biggest businesses including MasterCard, HSBC, Barclays, Arab Bank and National Bank of Fujairah challenged each other on the specially designed course around the iconic Gate Building in a bid to become the ‘fastest firm in the city’.  MustaNGroup was the fastest team, completing their ten laps of the ......read more

    Creativity and Culture at the Core of Khazzan X Cadillac's First Exhibition

    ‘Emotion & Motion’ exhibition taking place from 3rd to 11th February 2017. Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2017:  A unique photographic exhibition featuring the untold stories of Saudi culture and scenery is on display this week at a new creative, community space in Dubai.  As part of Cadillac’s continued efforts to inspire people to dare greatly, Khazzan X Cadillac is a space in Al Khazzan Park created for people to come together and share bold ideas, creativity and culture. The exhibition, which was launched last weekend and will run to February 11, is by ......read more

    F3 and MRM falconers clock fastest times in qualifiers of Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal'

    Students of Noukhba School learn about heritage sports during outing  DUBAI, 8th February 2017:  The final round of the Falconry Championship Tilwah ‘Fakhr Al Ajyal’ organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) begins on Friday 10th February at the dedicated Fazza Championship for Falconry site in Ruwayyah off Emirates Road (Exit 55) in Dubai has been determined after the conclusion of qualifying rounds.  The falcon of MRM team led by falconer Mohammed Sultan Markhan came first in the Pure Jeer Jernas qualifying round for the Sheikhs category, ......read more

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