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    B4U Plus Ranked Top Asian Channel in The Middle East

    IPSOS ranks B4U plus the second most viewed channel in the Middle East UAE– July 20, 2017:  The leading Bollywood entertainment channel, B4U Plus today announced that it is ranked the second most preferred and viewed Asian entertainment channel in the UAE by the leading market research company, IPSOS. In its recent affluent survey, IPSOS has ranked B4U Plus second - due to its highly engaging content and popularity among females from the age group of 25 – 44.  In addition, it popular ‘Star Stop’ programme (airs every Saturdays at 19:00 hours) which features candid interviews with actors and celebrities is ranked as the number 1 television show across all the Asian channels with an average GRPs of 11.7.  B4U Plus is the only free to air channel that has a viewership of over 8 million in the ......read more

    Documentary on Leonardo da Vinci by former Dubai-based artist gets international attention

    Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai and Sylvain Tremblay, a Montreal/New York based artist and former lecturer in Art History at the University, recently premiered a documentary titled The Master Project: Leonardo Da Vinci, which follows the life of the renowned Renaissance artist at the Chateau du Close Luce in Amboise, France.  The documentary follows Tremblay as he explores Leonardo Da Vinci’s life from his birth in Tuscany to his death at the Chateau du Close Luce. The film was shown by the Chateau as part of their 500th anniversary celebrations. In addition, Tremblay also painted a portrait of Da Vinci in the garden of the Chateau du Close Luce following the premiere. Tremblay was inspired to create the documentary, with director Stephane Chabas, Canadian University Dubai’s Media ......read more

    Facebook Announcement: Ability to create or link Groups to Pages

    Today, Facebook has rolled out the ability for Pages to create new Facebook Groups, or to link existing Facebook Groups with their Page. This feature began testing in April and is now available globally. This new tool will help the nearly 10 million Page admins who also administer a Group to build communities and drive authentic conversations in Groups around their business, brand, or non-profit as their Page identity.

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    Second Edition of Prolight + Sound Middle East on Track for Greater Success in Dubai

    Leading AV brands look to capitalise from promising ME region Dubai, UAE: Already the Middle East region's premier exhibition for the pro-AV, events and entertainment industry, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017, is expecting to attract more than 40 exhibitors, representing close to100 brands from over eleven countries, drawn in by the exciting potential held out by the many mega events scheduled for the near future, as well as the rapidly growing events industry with its demand for the latest in professional AV equipment. "The Middle East, with its rapid evolvement as a region that hosts a large number of mega events and international headline-grabbing shows, is a natural market for the latest professional AV services," said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of organisers, Messe Frankfurt Middle East. "Prolight + Sound ......read more

    The Valuable Collection of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at Etihad Museum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum commemorates one of the most important moments in the UAE’s history – the birth of the nation at the 1971 Union Agreement. The seven Founding Fathers, whose inspiring lives are celebrated at the museum with a dedicated display. By sharing the personal history and belongings of these pioneering men, the Etihad Museum brings the story to life for visitors and gives them a human insight into the events surrounding this historical event.   The Founding Fathers display begins with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and ‘Father of the Nation’, and gives visitors a chance to view personal objects including his cane, prayer beads, sunglasses, wrist watch, and a pocket watch. The collection was curated with the help of the Zayed ......read more

    Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Standing

    Weather wreaks havoc for riders as UAE Team Emirates’ Meintjes retains eighth in GC standings 19 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes has held on to eighth place in the General Classification (GC) standings after strong crosswinds marred stage 16 of the Tour de France. With 15km to go and the peloton splitting, Meintjes joined fellow GC contender Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) at the back of the pack, finishing the race in 29th place.    Australian Michael Matthew (Team Sunweb) took the stage victory in a photo finish with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data), whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retains the Yellow Jersey for stage 17.    Commenting on today’s difficult stage, Louis Meintjes said: “I’m disappointed of course. I ......read more

    Young Artistic Talents to Display Their Expertise at First Abu Dhabi Unplugged Event

    TCA Abu Dhabi launches programme of performing arts showcasing contemporary culture  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 July 2017:   Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is launching a series of live performing art shows called ‘Abu Dhabi Unplugged’ to allow young people to display their innovative talents, creativity, skills and abilities in public.   The initial event, being held on Friday July 21st at Yas Mall from 5pm until 10pm, will be the first in a programme of similar performances in the emirate to provide a platform for youngsters to express their artistic skills through a series of public performances including singing, hip-hop, performing arts, acting, music, stand-up comedy and other artistic performances.   Members of the public are encouraged to attend the ......read more

    Dubai Culture Launches the Second Edition of its Reading Corner at Modhesh World

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the second edition of its reading corner at Modhesh World – Dubai’s ultimate indoor fun destination for families and kids. Following the success of last year’s reading corner, the new edition features an expanded range of educational and entertainment activities for children alongside Dubai Summer Surprises at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The reading corner allows children and their parents to read and spend quality time together throughout the festival, which began on 3rd July and will continue until 12th August 2017 from 11:00AM to 11:00PM daily.  Dubai Culture’s 2016 installation generated a high level of attendance and ......read more

    Etihad Museum Honours the Founding Fathers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum has been a very prestigious landmark in the UAE since its inspection and tells the story of the 1971 Union Agreement through the eyes of the Founding Fathers. The museum honours the Founding Fathers dedication, commitment and patriotism by showcasing their achievements and some of their private collections while inviting individuals from all walks of life to follow their shining example in everyday life.  The museum’s story begins with the Founding Fathers display, which features majestic portraits of the seven rulers of the emirates: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi; Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah; Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman; Sheikh ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University & Ministry of Community Development step-up collaboration in empowering People of Determination

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai Campus (ADU) recently met with representatives from the Welfare & Rehabilitation for People of Determination Department at the Ministry of Community Development to discuss opportunities for collaboration in identifying and developing the talents of people with special needs on par with international standards in education and vocational training. During the visit, the delegation headed by Dr. Ibrahim Sidawi, Director of ADU’s Dubai campus, offered insights into the University’s diverse portfolio of locally and internationally accredited bachelor, master and doctoral programs. He explained that the University’s postgraduate programs specializing in education such as the Master of Science in Special Education, the Master of ......read more

    Ulissi Snatches Second for UAE Team Emirates

    Italian Ulissi sprints to second place, securing team’s best result of the Tour    17 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi produced an inspirational ride to grab second place on stage 15 and in doing so, recorded the best result for the team on this year’s Tour. The Italian looked full of confidence as he joined the counter-attacking group early on in the race and was successful in the sprint finish, overcoming three other riders in the battle to the finish line.    There was also good news for UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes, whose result in today’s stage meant a climb up the General Classification standings. The South African now sits in eighth place.    Bauke Mollema (Trek – SegaFredo) recorded his first ever Tour de ......read more

    Meintjes Holds on to Top 10 GC Position in Stage 14

    UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes maintains top ten whilst teammate Marcato finishes in top 20   16 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  Stage 14 saw UAE Team Emirates’, Louis Meintjes hold on to his ninth position in the overall General Classification standings whilst Italian teammate Marco Marcato finished amongst the top 20. This stage saw Chris Froome (Team Sky) regain the Maillot Jaune with an 18 second lead between him and his next rival Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team). The stage was won by Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) who finished 15 and 25 seconds ahead of UAE Team Emirates’ Marcato and Meintjes respectively.   Commenting on stage 14, South African Louis Meintjes said: “The last 10 km was very fast and quite scary and unfortunately towards the end a lot of the riders were in front of ......read more

    ‘Dubai Culture' Launches ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts' 2017 Programme at the Dubai Public Library

    A full programme of educational and entertaining activities across five branches of Dubai Public Library Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 July 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage – has announced the launch of its ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts’ 2017 Programme at the Dubai Public Library.  The activities will be held across five Dubai Public Library branches and will start on the 16th of July and will run till the 10th of August 2017. Dubai Public Library branches are offering a range of activities for children, which have been designed to develop their skills and help them benefit during their free time away from school during the summer break.  The programme includes activities such as: ......read more

    Top Ten in GC for UAE Team Emirates' Meintjes After Stage 12 of Le Tour

    South African Louis Meintjes finished in top five of the 12th stage of the Tour de France moving to tenth in the GC   Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:   Stage 12 came to a conclusion with UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes taking fifth place as part of the leaders group crossing the finish line, moving him up to tenth position in the overall General Classification of Tour de France.   The stage was won by Romain Bardet (Fra) (AG2R La Monidale) whilst Fabio Aru (Ita) (Astana Pro Team) clinched the GC lead taking the Maillot Jaune from Chris Froome (Team Sky) after he missed a turn and lost 21 seconds in the final 300 metres of the stage.    Commenting on his top five finish, South African Louis Meintjes said: “Towards the end everything happened very fast. I’m really pleased with my ......read more

    Al Dhaheri Triumphs Over Top Ranked Drivers To Win At Adria Raceway

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2017:  Rashid Al Dhaheri, overcame one of the toughest fields in junior international karting with a stunning performance to win the fourth edition of the Trofeo Adria Raceway, in Italy on Sunday this weekend. The nine year-old triumphed over a field of over 50 international drivers in the Mini Class, aged between 8-12, the majority of whom were from the top Italian junior categories and the prestigious WSK championship. After two days of practice and testing, the Abu Dhabi schoolboy signalled his intent early by claiming pole position in qualifying on a hot track that made conditions challenging and careful tyre management essential thanks to an over-abundance of grip. In the Pre-Final, Rashid started from pole position but dropped a place early on. However, towards the end of the eight lap race ......read more

    Marco Marcato Produces Aggressive Ride For UAE Team Emirates As Swift Grabs Ninth

    Italian Marcato led breakaway for 175km of stage 11, whilst teammate Swift sprints to top 10 finish   15 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Marco Marcato produced an exciting attacking display during stage 11 of the Tour de France, leading the breakaway for over 175km of the 203.5km race. Fellow UAE Team Emirates rider, Ben Swift also had a promising race, finishing ninth amongst General Classification (GC) contenders in a solid sprint finish.   It was another stage win for Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) whose breath-taking sprint to the line earned him a fifth stage win of the Tour. Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Yellow Jersey.    Commenting on the breakaway, Marco Marcato said: “We tried since the start to make the breakaway. We knew it was difficult to ......read more

    Jawaher Al Qasimi: Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council Builds International Bridges for UAE's Talent

    Sharjah-based crafts council launches pop-up store with Fenwick of Bond Street UAE Ambassador to the UK: Irthi pop-up store represents UAE’s rich aesthetic experience and heritage Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council launched yesterday (Tuesday) its pop-up retail space in collaboration with luxury department store Fenwick of Bond Street, in London, reinforcing its status as a leading platform for designers in the United Arab Emirates to reach a key global audience. On the occasion of the launch, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, and Royal Patron of Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, emphasised that some of the most creative and talented artists and designers in the United Arab ......read more

    JCDecaux Strengthens Its Presence in the Middle East With a New Street Furniture Contract in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th July – JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC), the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announced today that it has won with its Emirati partner, DXB Media Advertising, a new street furniture contract in Dubai (population 2.7 million) for 10 years, following a competitive tender by RTA (Roads and Transport Authority). This contract will be exercised jointly by an entity that will be ultimately 75% owned by JCDecaux and 25% by DXB Média Advertising.     This exclusive contract covers the installation, operation, upkeep and maintenance of 418 advertising lamp posts strategically positioned along the famous Jumeirah Beach Road, as well as 50 fully-interactive e-Village® situated in iconic locations around the city. This intelligent street furniture initiative is part of ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates in Dordogne After First Rest Day

    Peloton rides through Dordogne during stage ten after first rest day of the Tour de France   12 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:   After an exciting first part of Le Tour, stage ten began and ended in the Dordogne region of France, with the General Classification standings broadly the same as stage nine. UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes retained 11th place in the overall GC whilst second in the Youth Classification. The stage was won by a sprint to the line by Marcel Kittel (Quick – Step Floors) with Chris Froome (Team Sky) retaining the Yellow Jersey.     Following their first rest day UAE Team Emirates will now tackle the last of the flat stages before the peloton reaches Paris. Stage 11 is best suited for sprinters and those looking to gain seconds on rival contenders. The 203.5km flat ......read more

    SWS Senior Cup Victory for Romaldo Labrooy at Dubai Kartdrome

    Labrooy takes top senior spoils while Mohammed Ismail continues Masters winning ways Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2017:  The first Sodi World Series (SWS) race night took place at Dubai Kartdrome last night (10 July), with 25 competitors braving the warm UAE summer temperatures to battle for top honours. The consistency delivered on the track by Romaldo Labrooy paid off and saw him picking up the evening’s top honours with a win and second place, holding off Aron Demirovski in race one, and finishing second to Anjum Shaikh, only two seconds behind, in race two. Masters class winner Mohammed Ismail pulled a double heat win while combining it with the front runners in the senior’s category despite his kart weighing 10kg heavier. After a win and 6th place finish in the final round of the SWS Ramadan Challenge, a ......read more

    ACT TOO opens enrollment for Summer Acting Programme 2017

    Dubai, July 11, 2017:  If you’re looking for something a little cooler and adventurous this summer, come join the ACT TOO summer acting program at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC). Whether it’s to boost your communication skills or simply do something creative in a professional theatre setting, this two-week course welcomes adult students of all levels to discover the art of acting. In six two-hour action-packed sessions, topics covered include: Improvisation, Voice & Movement, Shakespeare for beginners, Character development, Scene study and Presentation style. PRE-REGISTER to reserve a spot: class size limited to 15. Location: DUCTAC Mall of the Emirates Level 2, Balcony Lounge Schedule: July 24th - August 5th,, 2017 Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays - 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Cost: AED ......read more

    Lexus Short Film ‘Game' Wins the Bronze Lion in Cannes

    Dubai, UAE – 11 July 2017: Lexus and The Weinstein Company have announced that Jeannie Donohoe’s film Game has won a Bronze Entertainment Lion for Cinema and Theatrical Fiction Film at Cannes Lions. Game, about a young athlete who defies the odds to pursue a sports passion, was one of four films released this year as part of Season 3 of the Lexus Short Films series.  Lexus Short Films aims to engage with film enthusiasts and audiences to develop and nurture a new generation of emerging filmmakers. Now in its fourth season, the series continues to exemplify Lexus and The Weinstein Company’s shared commitment to arts and innovation by recognizing and supporting up-and-coming talent. Submissions are now open for Season 4 until August 24th, 2017 at www.withoutabox.com/LSF.  “Being recognized with a ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Louis Meintjes 11th in GC After Dramatic Queen Stage

    South African moves up to 11th place in the overall General Classification after a tough stage nine   Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017:  One of the toughest stages on this year’s Tour saw UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes moving up in the General Classification and Youth Classification to place 11th and second respectively. The stage was won by Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) while Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Yellow Jersey.     Speaking after the stage the South African UAE Team Emirates’ rider said: “Today was terrible but the team was great and they really helped me. However, at the end I didn’t have the legs to follow through on the last climb and I faltered for a bit, then I kept on fighting till the end. The way from the descent to the finish was very fast which made ......read more

    Meintjes 12th As Tour Prepare For Gruelling Stage Nine

    South African secures 12th place in stage eight as riders gear up for the biggest test on the Tour    9 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finished 12th on stage eight of the Tour, in what were challenging conditions for all riders. With temperatures again hitting 30 degrees and the most difficult test to come – tomorrow’s stage nine – General Classification (GC) contenders failed to make any headway in the race for the yellow jersey.    Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) was able to open up a considerable gap on the breakaway group, as the Frenchman crossed the line 37 seconds ahead of his nearest opponent. The results leave Meintjes in 13th place in the overall GC standings and 3rd in the Youth standings going into stage nine – set to be ......read more

    DIFF365 Explores New York's Elite Gala Through “The First Monday in May”

    Andrew Rossi's film gives the audience an inside look at the infamous Met Gala Dubai, 09 July 2017:  The independent cinema initiative, DIFF365@VOX powered by du has revealed the latest addition to its global line-up, Andrew Rossi’s non-fiction, “The First Monday in May”. After a peak into Egyptian cinema through “Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim”, the initiative travel halfway around the globe to urban hub New York City. Showcasing a unique collide of art,   fashion, commerce and celebrity, Rossi takes audiences behind the elite event in early May at  New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly referred to as the Met Gala. Known for his publishing prowess in his feature film “Page One: Inside the New York Times”, Rossi’s sharp gaze focuses on the 2015 edition of ......read more

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    Uae Team Emirates on the Attack

    Italian Mori produces another attacking display for UAE Team Emirates during stage seven of the Tour de France   Friday, 8 July 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates produced another attacking display on stage seven of the Tour de France as Italian, Manuele Mori headed the breakaway group for over 200km. The flat nature of today’s stage suited the sprinters as they finished in Nuits-Saint-Georges. German, Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) produced another sprinting masterclass to clinch victory in the final metres.     Mori, whose father Primo ......read more

    Laengen Grabs Most Aggressive Rider Award On Stage Six Of Tour de France

    Thrilling ride from UAE Team Emirates’ Norwegian in 210km three-man breakaway   Thursday, 6 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Vegard Stake Laengen put up a thrilling attacking display during stage six of the Tour to win the award for the most aggressive rider of the day and will go into stage seven wearing the red numbered bib. A breakaway specialist, the Norwegian – who is competing in his first Tour de France - formed part of the three-man breakaway group that went on to head the race for over 210km. The group were eventually caught just ......read more

    Get ready to go ‘Under the Sea' at City Walk

    Underwater, aquatic themed indoor attraction invites families to venture into a maritime deep-sea of fun this summer season Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  City Walk, the urban living destination by Meraas, continues to entertain families over the hot summer months with the opening of ‘Under the Sea’, an interactive underwater themed experience launching in celebration of the 2017 Dubai Summer Surprises. From the 7th of July 2017 until the 12th of August, ‘Under the Sea’ will take over City Walk, bringing together elements of the ocean to create a truly unique and ......read more

    Meintjes Impresses In 11th Place Finish

    UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes finishes 11th to rise 100 places in General Classification   Wednesday, 5 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes put in a strong display amongst the climbers on stage five of the Tour de France, crossing the finish line in 11th place, only denied a top 10 finish by Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), who had started the day wearing the yellow jersey, only to see it taken by team mate Christopher Froome at the end of this stage. The result boosts Meintjes 100 places to 13th in the General ......read more

    The Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center launches “Design Competition”

    DUBAI, 5 July 2017:  In its efforts to enhance innovation and to empower the youth, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) launched a “Design Competition”. The open call is for participants to design HHC’s stand at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2017.  The competition is open to male and female participants living in the UAE within the age group of 18-30. Applicants need to register either through the website or via an email.   “Since the Center is specialized in preserving heritage, immensely using ......read more

    Swift Caught Up in Controversial Final Sprint Crash

    UAE Team Emirates’ Ben Swift denied a top 10 finish following controversial crash in finishing sprint   Tuesday, 5 July 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Ben Swift was denied a top 10 finish on stage four of the Tour de France as the rider was caught up in a controversial crash, metres from the finish. Fellow UAE Team Emirates rider Maneule Mori was fortunate to avoid the crash and went on to finish the race in 8th place. As a results of the crash, Peter Segan (BORA – Hansgrohe) has been disqualified from the Tour.     Today’s ......read more

    ‘Dubai Culture' Hosts Focus Group for Enhancing Culture and Arts Support Services

    Services enhancement team meets with six government entities to learn from their ideas and suggestions for upgrading the Authority’s support services Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 July 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted a focus group aimed at enhancing its culture and arts support services. The meeting was held in the presence of a number of Dubai Culture’s stakeholders and was led by the Authority’s internal services enhancement team, which drew opinions, ideas and ......read more

    Two Billion People Coming Together on Facebook

    By Naomi Gleit, VP of Social Good Dubai, UAE, June 29, 2017:  Today, we reached a new milestone: there are now two billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month. This wouldn't have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who are sharing and making meaningful contributions every day. Each day, more than 175 million people share “love,” and on average, over 800 million people “like” something on Facebook. More than 1 billion people use Groups every month. To show our appreciation for the many ......read more

    First Abu Dhabi Bank Announced as the New Partner of UAE Team Emirates Professional Cycling Team

    June 29, 2017, United Arab Emirates: We are proud to announce a new important partnership, which will commence at the Tour de France. First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest financial institutions, will become one of the main partners of UAE Team Emirates, where its logo will be placed on the center and the sides of the team’s new jersey. The new jersey will be debuted in the most important race of the year, where Diego Ulissi, Louis Meintjes and Ben Swift will be aiming for victorious wins.  FAB’s partnership is ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Set to Tackle Iconic Tour de France for the First Time

    UAE colours to adorn the legendary cycling race for the first time as Team seeks stage wins at the 104th Tour de France    United Arab Emirates. Wednesday, 28 June 2017: UAE Team Emirates will tackle its first Tour de France, the second Grand Tour of the season, this Saturday with a line-up that includes both strong Climbers and Attackers, all seeking stage wins on the ultimate test of professional cycling.    Among the UAE Team Emirates line-up is South African rider and eighth place finisher in last year’s Tour de France, Louis Meintjes, who will be ......read more

    Orient Planet rated ‘A' by region's first SME rating system

    June 27, 2017: Orient Planet, an award-winning and a leading public relations (PR) and marketing communications agency based in Dubai, has recently been awarded with an ‘A’ rating as a Dubai SME Rated Business, receiving a certificate from Dubai SME following a rigorous review of its business under the Dubai SME Rating Framework--a ratings system initiative that aims to provide a comprehensive review of small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) performance based on financial and non-financial criteria.  The Dubai SME, an integrated division of the Department of Economic ......read more

    16 UAE Team Emirates' Riders Will Participate in Their Respective National Championships

    A number of UAE Team Emirates’ riders will battle it out for their respective National Championships this week.  Individual time trial and road race events will be contested by 16 of our riders across four countries on Friday 23rd June and Sunday 25th June, with Przemysław Niemiec kicking things off on Friday as he goes in search of a Polish Road race title.  Champion riders earn the right to wear a distinctive jersey or skinsuit with their national colours on them for the next 12 months and later on have the colours of their nation adorning their sleeves.  Two ......read more

    Dubai Culture Announces July Workshops for Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced the July workshops of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017, including three that will be hosted from 2 to 23 July in collaboration with the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Cairo. The first workshop, ‘Theatrical Script Writing’, will run from 2 to 8 July at the Al Twar branch of the Dubai Public Library and cover several topics including the basics of writing theatre scripts, harnessing ......read more

    Mubadala Tennis in Schools Takes A Final Swing To Close 2016/17 Season Championship

    MTiS celebrates the finale of the eighth annual mini-tennis initiative inspiring the next generation of UAE Tennis talent  Abu Dhabi, 21 June 2017:   Following a successful run of the Mubadala Tennis in Schools (MTiS) initiative over the last five months, fifteen talented youths from local schools were selected to put their tennis skills to the test during a tournament to celebrate the programme’s finale. Taking place on Centre Court at Zayed Sport City, Abu Dhabi on 20 June 2017, the championship saw the culmination of months of hard work and dedication, from young boys ......read more

    Al Barwani Wins 2017 Ramadan Challenge Senior Cup Title

    Ismail defends Masters and Al Azhari brothers sweep Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2017:  Champions were crowned following the fourth and final round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) 2017 Ramadan Challenge on Monday night (19 June) at the Dubai Kartdrome. Atef Al Barwani claimed a narrow victory over Romaldo Labrooy to earn his second Ramadan Challenge Senior Cup title, with his last SWS championship win in 2015. Keanu Al Azhari scored an emphatic double race win to seal the 2017 Ramadan Challenge Junior Cup title, with his brothers Enzo and Adam also on the podium to complete an ......read more

    Top Five for UAE Team Emirates' Rui Costa in the Overall General Classification at Tour de Suisse

    Portuguese World Champion Rui Costa successfully defends fifth place in final audition before Tour de France United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 20 June 2017:  The 2017 Tour de Suisse concluded on Sunday with Portuguese World Champion and three-time Tour de Suisse winner, Rui Costa defending his fifth place in the overall General Classification. Following a good performance at Tour de Suisse, UAE Team Emirates will now look ahead to its goals for Tour de France, which is less than two weeks away.   Commenting on the results of the race the Portuguese UAE Team Emirates’ rider ......read more

    Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Grabs Last Gasp Second Place in GTE Pro at Le Mans 24 Hours

    #67 Ford GT takes second in GTE Pro at the Le Mans 24 Hours in thrilling finish Marks second year in a row that Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has made the podium at the legendary event  The podium earned the #67 team double points toward the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship title DUBAI, UAE. June 20, 2017:  The #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB), and Pipo Derani (BRA) grabbed the runner-up spot in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours at the end of the final lap.  Last minute struggles for the second-placed Corvette gave Tincknell ......read more

    Facebook Celebrates MENA Winners of Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

    Facebook selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.  The 3 winners won a prize of $20,000 USD and three months of Facebook mentorship. In addition, from the Middle East and North Africa, three runner-up teams won $10,000 and three months of Facebook ......read more

    Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel Hosts the 21st Edition of its Annual Ramadan Tournament

    The leading Ramadan event is the first of its kind in the UAE and includes eight different sports   Shaikha Al Kaabi: The tournament has established its position at the forefront of upcoming youth gatherings Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2017:  The Abu Dhabi Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel (AFOCH) – the Emirate’s leading comprehensive hospitality, entertainment and sports destinations – is currently hosting the 21st edition of its Annual Ramadan Tournament under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime ......read more

    Podium Finish for UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo on Stage Eight of Tour de Suisse

    Italian sprinter places second as three-time winner Rui Costa maintains top five in General Classification  United Arab Emirates. 19 June 2017:  The curtain was drawn on stage eight of the Tour de Suisse on Saturday with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian sprinter Sacha Modolo crossing the finish line in second place behind stage winner and World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora -  Hansgrohe). Meanwhile three-time Tour de Suisse winner, Modolo’s teammate Rui Costa, maintained his top five position in the General Classification. The podium finish marked the second of the race ......read more

    ADNEC Group Wins Two Prestigious AEO Awards

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has scooped two prestigious Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards at a special ceremony held in London.   The award recognised Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre as the ‘Most Sustainable Exhibition and Conference Venue’ and ExCeL London as the ‘Venue of the Year’, confirming ADNEC Group’s growing industry recognition as an international venue developer that delivers consistently excellent facilities and services to events community.  Following a record ......read more

    Modhesh World 2017 to Spread Happiness with 54 days of Family Fun

    Enjoy a summer of refreshing experiences from 20 June – 12 August at Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2017:   Modhesh, the ever smiling mascot of Dubai is back to entertain families and children this summer with a very fresh, imaginative and extremely connected side of his world. This year, Modhesh World, one of the region’s most popular indoor edutainment destinations, returns with more than just things to do, as an exciting line-up of activities allows every visitor to feel relaxed, joyful, curious, and, most importantly, happy!  For 54 amazing ......read more

    Two Crowned Winners of Arab Reading Challenge in Saudi Arabia.

    Over 629,000 students participate in the second round of the competition. Riyadh: 18 June, 2017:  Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Isa and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi in Riyadh.  His Excellency honoured two winners in Saudi Arabia; male competition winner Mohammed Mukhtar Al Salman, in grade seven from the Eastern Region, and female competition winner Shatha Basha Al Toweirqi, in grade five from Ta’if.  Al Isa also honoured the winner of ......read more

    Polanc to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Tour of Slovenia

    Slovenian aiming for strong GC performance at home race United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 13 June 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc will look for a top place in the General Classification at the 24th  Tour of Slovenia which starts on Thursday. The 2017 Slovenian Time Trial Champion will lead UAE Team Emirates at his home race which takes place over four days ending on Sunday.  The UAE Team Emirates’ rider said: “At the end of the Giro d'Italia I was very tired, however I continued training because I didn’t want to miss racing in my home country. I ......read more

    Ramadan Challenge Round Three Senior Up Victory for Ali

    Ismail prevails in Masters and Al Azhari brothers make Junior Cup history Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2017:  Hussain Umid Ali joined the ranks as the latest Senior Cup victor on Monday night (12 June) at Dubai Kartdrome, Mohammed Ismail earned his first Masters win and Keanu Al Azhari seized control of the Junior Cup making SWS history with his brothers in an all-sibling finish on the podium. Senior Cup & Masters Emirati drivers dominated Round Three with Hussain Umid Ali having a near perfect night to take the Senior Cup, and defending Masters champion Mohammed Ismail returned to ......read more

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