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    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 finish; finishing fourth overall. It was smiles all around though, as the team’s overall efforts were rewarded with the Team Classification title.    Meanwhile, Jasper Philipsen sprinted to third place at the Elfstedenronde one-day ......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 opening round by Rashid Al Tayer, less than two months after the two Emiratis combined with Shaun Torrente and Tullio Abbate to give Team Abu Dhabi a superb World Endurance Championship victory in the 24 Hours of Rouen in France. Al Qemzi, who lost ......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 built on his 2017-18 breakthrough season to establish himself as a first-team starter with 25 appearances. The pair will be joined in Salzburg by their fellow Al Jazira team-mates - Ali Khaseif, Mohamed Al Attas, Salim Rashid, Khalfan Mubarak and ......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 members, workshop participants, instructors, staff and existing members in the last 12 months. They explore myriad themes, such as the human condition, evolving UAE society, a satirical take on modern food culture, and spiritual ......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 World will be attended by the popular radio talk show presenter Kris Fade and his family, so don’t miss the chance to meet and greet the radio sensation.    The free-to-enter family-centric hub is organised by Dubai Festivals ......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 Basketball School Dubai Technical Director and former Reno Bighorns (NBA G League) assistant coach. The tuition-based basketball development program, which debuted in Dubai in March, includes skill-based sessions and stations focusing on the ......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 well. They are typical Belgian races, with hilly parcours and narrow, technical sections. They will suit the fast finishers and also the riders who go well on this type of terrain. I am really motivated, racing on the roads of Belgium is always special ......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 training and competition experiences in the nation.    A champion of inclusiveness for people with intellectual disabilities, Chaica described her experiences as a referee as well as a Torch Runner at the World Games Abu Dhabi, held in ......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 same level I have since the start of the season. I am really motivated and aim to do my best. The Tour of Slovenia will offer three particularly challenging stages, I fancy them but I know that the competition will be high and will make for an ......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 dominant force in the UIM F1H2O World Championships over the last four seasons, during which time they have won the team title three times and the drivers’ crown twice with Shaun Torrente and Alex Carella.   In addition, Emirati ......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 "Account," then "Cellular Data Use” – and then you will be able to turn this setting on, which will prevent the loading of videos and high-resolution media in advance. Once this setting is enabled, you’ll be able to choose ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi Looking Good in Double Title Chase

    Al Mulla on top again in Italy as Al Tayer stays in hunt for Runabout GP1 title   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 June, 2019: The season is not yet half over in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship, but Team Abu Dhabi are looking good in their quest for a double title success.   While reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla continues to appear unbeatable, team-mate Rashed Al Tayer remains very much in the hunt for the Runabout GP1 crown, despite enduring more than his fair share of misfortune in the Grand Prix of Italy.   The series now takes a break until later in the year, with a third round in China as yet to be confirmed ahead of the other rounds in India in November and finally Sharjah in December.   Al Mulla, who made it eight Grand Prix victories in a row in Italy, now holds a ......read more

    17th Win of the Season for UAE Team Emirates as Pogacar Becomes a National Champion

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:  The riders of UAE Team Emirates continue their record breaking season with another win – this time courtesy of the young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar, who became a national Individual Time Trial Champion over the weekend.    His 5th victory of the season was taken on the 44km TT course in Ljubljana and became his first national professional title after beating Matej Mohoric (+29″) and Jan Tratnik (+45″) both from Bahrain-Merida.   Pogacar said: “I was aware of the high level of the competitors, especially considering Mohoric and Tratnik were competing, however I was well trained and worked hard after the Tour of California. In the first part of the course I set a regular pace, close to my limit, and in the second half I pushed as ......read more

    Dan Martin Returns to the Road to Lead UAE Team Emirates at the Criterium Du Dauphine

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:  As the fans of UAE Team Emirates count down the days until the Tour du France, the team has been busy assembling a solid squad of riders to support their General Classification hopeful Dan Martin at the Criterium du Dauphine (9 - 16 June).    Often considered as the ultimate preparation for the Tour, the eight-stage race will see the team take on two tough days of climbing in the mountains, three hilly days of rolling terrain and classified climbs, two flatter stages that are set up for the sprinters and a 26.1km Individual Time Trial.    The Team: – Daniel Martin (Irl) – Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) – Cristian Muñoz (Col) – Simone Petilli (Ita) – Edward Ravasi (Ita) – Rory Sutherland (Aus) – Oliviero Troia ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Fights His Way to a Third Place Finish at the Giro

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    After more than two and a half weeks of supporting his team mates, Simone Consonni was finally able to demonstrate his sprinting prowess when he exploded in the final few hundred meters of stage 18 to take a third place finish behind Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe) and the stage winner Damiano Cima (Nippo Vini Fantini Faizane).   Up until today Consonni had served his team mates selflessly, firstly as the lead out man for Fernando Gavira and then as a domestique for Conti and Polanc whilst they wore the pink. However, he was able to get his Giro reward after fighting for position in the final kilometres of the race to come second in the bunch sprint, just behind the Cima, who was the solo breakaway rider left up the road.    Commenting the stage, ......read more

    European football market revenues grow to record €28 billion as the ‘big five' leagues drive growth

    • The European football market generated €28.4bn in revenues in the 2017/18 season, according to Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance; • The ‘big five’ European leagues generated a record €15.6bn in revenue in 2017/18, a 6% increase from the previous year;  • The German Bundesliga remains the best attended European league, with average crowds of over 43,000 in 2018/19; • Premier League clubs’ revenues increased to €5.4bn, driven by increased UEFA distributions to English clubs, as five teams competed in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 2017/18; • In revenue terms, the Premier League is 72% larger than its nearest competitor, Germany’s Bundesliga, which is now the second-biggest league in Europe, overtaking Spain’s La ......read more

    Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Berlin for her first in-depth and exclusive interview with an American television network.  Discussing a decisive moment of her chancellery, Merkel says that she does not regret pulling away from nuclear energy in Germany, stressing the importance of renewable energy for working towards a cleaner environment. Referring to her decision to let so many immigrants into Germany, Merkel states that “in a humanitarian emergency we stepped out and helped.” Today she calls for countries to work together when it comes to tackle immigration in the long run: “We as states have to manage, we have to guide immigration. But not in the sense that we shut ourselves off from each other but that we ......read more

    DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer tournament concludes; winners honoured at closing ceremony

    Dubai, UAE; May 29, 2019:   Dubai Investments Park (DIP) announced the successful completion of its ‘DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer’ tournament, which was held under the patronage of Dubai Investments Park, approved by the Dubai Sports Council, and organised by YalaSports. The tournament featured a total of 13 teams with 23 matches played.  YalaSports was announced as the winner with DIP Sevens and Dubai Refreshments (PEPSI DRC) in second and third place respectively. Murad Elahi Mohammed from Dubai Police was chosen as the best player of the tournament while Ahmed Elhadary from YalaSports was selected as the best goalkeeper. The tournament reinforces Dubai Investments Park’s mission of providing a platform for entities at the community to come together and foster a spirit of ......read more

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

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

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

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

    Dubai clubs win 48 titles in 2018-2019 season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziegler match announced

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

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    Meet the Winners of Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 Supported by du

    Three of the 10 finalists will receive du’s Business Complete solution to support in bringing their business idea to life Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   Three innovative startups have been named winners of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 hosted by Entrepreneur Middle East’s 2019 Enterprise Agility Forum and supported by du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC). The competition is one of the programs by Dubai Startup Hub, the entrepreneurship support arm of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Open to startups with ......read more

    Dubai Municipality down Public Prosecution to retain NAS Wheelchair Basketball title

    German Zunica and Jose Juan Matea win NAS Padel Men’s Open crown Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   Dubai Municipality defeated a resurgent Dubai Public Prosecution 59-53 to retain their NAS Wheelchair Basketball crown at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The Municipality men, who defeated the same opponents 63-46 to win the title 12 months ago, seemed headed for another facile win as they entered the fourth quarter with a comfortable 52-38 lead. However, Dubai Public Prosecution, who had lost the final in the past three seasons, staged a ......read more

    Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy Concludes its Participation in Zayed Sports Tournament

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

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

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

    Perfect in Pink: Conti Takes Leaders Jersey Into Rest Day

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

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

    Team Abu Dhabi make brilliant start to double title defence as Al Qemzi takes second spot after spectacular challenge      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Shaun Torrente grabbed an impressive victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal today as Team Abu Dhabi made a perfect start to their double title defence in the F1H2O World Championship.   Reigning world drivers’ champion Torrente had to fight off a spectacular challenge from team-mate Thani Al Qemzi who finished in second place as the Team Abu Dhabi duo scored a brilliant one-two ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Twenty-year-old Tadej Pogačar has added his name to the history books at the Amgen Tour of California, becoming the youngest ever winner in the race’s history. The UAE Team Emirates young-gun successfully defended the lead on the final stage from Santa Clarita to Pasadena to pick up his first ever UCI World Tour win. In the final General Classification (GC) standings, Pogačar led by 16 second to his nearest competitor. It has been a remarkable debut campaign for the Slovenian, who already boasts a stage and GC win ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   The UAE’s Saif Al Kaabi bagged the top honours in the men’s open category as the NAS Cycling Challenge kicked-off on Friday night with 650 participants taking part in seven different categories on the opening night of the two-day event. Al Kabi completed the 77km race in a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes and 57 seconds to finish ahead of Emirati compatriots Jaber Al Mansoori (01:39:58), Mohammed Al Mansoori (01:40:02) and Omar Al Jasmi (01:40:03), and Yahiaa Khalifa (01:40:45) of Bahrain. Twelve-year-old Omar Issa finished ......read more

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

    The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat clinch Girls and Boys crowns Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A clinched the Men’s and Women’s titles at the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship, while The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat triumphed in the Juniors Girls and Junior Boys categories respectively. The Big 3 defeated Ball Above All 19-11 in the Men’s final, while Sharjah Women Team A cruised to a 13-6 win over And One in the Women’s final. In the Junior Girls’ final, the Quattro Ballers proved too good for ......read more

    STARZPLAY: Top ten picks for Ramadan 2019

    Treats in store include a selection of the latest Arabic movies, popular Anime and Hollywood series   May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, welcomes Ramadan 2019 as it offers a selection of blockbuster Arabic movies, highly sought-after Anime titles while throwing into the mix some STARZ original series straight from Hollywood.   A host of the latest Arabic movies with an additional range of popular cartoon titles are set to be perfect for those looking to bring the cinema home for relaxed family ......read more

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

    Facilities to support local and International film Industry with upgraded Equipment, Studio & Post Production Facilities May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – Film and TV Production House and market leader, Icon Art Production (IAP) is aiming to invest 15 Million Dirhams in 2019 to Increase the inventory of Film/TV/Broadcasting Equipment’s following increase in demand for Local and International Production of Feature Films, TV Programs, Music Videos, TV Commercials, Events Productions, Studios & Post Production facility in Dubai, UAE. Investment includes the expansion of ......read more

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

    UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria claimed second on a wet day at the Giro d’Italia.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Colombian sprinter showed his competitive edge, ploughing forward in the closing kilometre to take up a good position on the wheel of one of his fellow riders at the front of the peloton.   The relentless rain provided difficult conditions for the peloton, and that undoubtedly played on the mind of the sprinters, who were all waiting for the right time to make their move. But with just 300 metres to go, Gaviria ......read more

    No Surprise as Dubai 2021 win NAS Volleyball title

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:    Cheered on by the packed stands, Dubai 2021 rallied from a set down to beat Surprise 3-1 and win a fourth NAS Volleyball Championship title for the franchise. Winners of the title in 2015 and 2016, and also last year as F3, Dubai 2021 lost a close first set and were trailing 11-15 in the second, but fought back to level the scores at 21-21 and shifted gears from thereon, winning 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The winners bagged a cheque of AED600,000, while the runners-up took home ......read more

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

    Drive aims to bring the joy of reading and learning to young refugees  Sharjah, May 15, 2019 Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC), has launched the fifth edition of Kan Yama Kan (KYK) Book Donation Campaign. An affiliate of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), the book donation drive – designed to bring community together to practice the act of charitable giving in celebration of the spirit of the Holy Month – aims to offer young refugees worldwide better access to reading and learning materials. This edition is in ......read more

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

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

    Ulissi Makes Top Three on Day Four of the Giro

    UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi shone on Stage four of the Giro as late crashes impacted the peloton.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 15, 2019:   It was another drama-filled day, as once again late crashes changed the dynamic of the race coming into the closing stages. With the peloton approaching the 12km to go mark, the first crash took down a handful of riders. Luckily, none of UAE Team Emirates’ stage hopefuls were impacted, but it was the second larger crash 6.1km from the finish that blocked the road and caused the bulk of riders to come to a ......read more

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

    Veera Pandian steers Titans CC into the quarterfinals of NAS Cricket May 15, 2019 – Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Al Shatti won a gold and a bronze in the NAS Fencing Championship, while Egypt’s Alaaeldin Abouelkassem – the first Arab and African fencer to win a medal at the Olympics when he returned home with a men’s foil silver from the 2012 London Games – had to settle for a silver in the foil final after losing to Dutchman Daniel Giacon. Al Shatti, who participated at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games under the Olympic flag due to Kuwait’s suspension, ......read more

    2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi

    Riders will compete for world titles in ten age-group categories as ADIMSC opens wakeboard academy Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May, 2019: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF) Executive Board has approved the bid for the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi. The event will be organised by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) from 19th to 23rd November 2019. Riders will compete for IWWF World titles in ten age-group categories for both men and women (14 & Under, 18 & Under, 30 & Over, 40 & Over and ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League

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

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

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

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