UAE Pavilion to highlight national and cultural identity
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority to promote the touristic and cultural role of heritage in UAE
Abu Dhabi, UAE. 22 January, 2017: The UAE is participating in the 31st Al Janadriyah Festival for Heritage & Culture to be held from February 1 to 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The UAE pavilion will be showcased by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority in collaboration with various agencies and institutions in the UAE associated with tourism, culture and heritage.
The pavilion will present diverse activities throughout the festival’s duration illustrating the country’s heritage, cultural diversity and traditions.
HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of TCA Abu Dhabi, stated: “Our participation in the festival highlights ......read more
Karting stars Babington and Al Dhaheri among nine victory podiums
Dubai, UAE, 22 January 2017: With 31 sponsor prizes on offer, 101 local and international drivers were enticed to contest the 2017 Dubai O Plate Karting Championship over the weekend (20-21 January) at Dubai Kartdrome.
Top karters battled it out over two days to determine O Plate champions in nine categories, including Bambino, Rotax Max Micro, Rotax Max Mini, IAME X30 Cadet, IAME X30 Junior, IAME X30 Senior, IAME X30 Masters, IAME X30 Shifter and IAME X30 Shifter Veterans.
The combined grid of IAME X30 Senior (ages 15 and older) and Masters (ages 30 and older), was the largest of the event and included some famous names in the karting community.
F4 UAE driver Sean Babington, winner of multiple British, European and world karting titles, was the ......read more
Arabian Center was filled with euphoria and festivity as thousands of fans of superstar Shahrukh Khan waited patiently for him in the Night Court of Arabian Center on Saturday, January 21st 2017.
Fans of the megastar started to gather and camped at the mall from 8:30 am onwards to catch a glimpse of Shahrukh, and when he arrived the crowd was mesmerized by his charisma.
Participants in third edition of expedition come from Oman, USA, Egypt, France, UK and UAE
DUBAI, 22nd January 2017: A group of Emiratis and expatriates have begun their adventure in the desert of the UAE in the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), setting out from Nakhra area in Dubai on Saturday 21st January morning.
A total of 13 men and women are taking part in this week-long expedition which will culminate on 28th January when they return to Global Village after their marathon journey.
They were selected for the ‘Camel Trek’ after expressing interest in following the footsteps of people who lived in the desert and have undergone an intensive training program by the organizers HHC.
“We are heading south East and ......read more
Extreme motor sporting contest at Sharjah’s Al Badayer Desert on 2nd & 3rd February
Sharjah, 21 January 2017: The Sharjah Sports Channel is organising a mega spectacular Desert Festival to give desert motorsport junkies across the UAE a fill of adrenalin pumping, dune bashing action at Sharjah’s Al Badayer Desert Camp on the E44 Hatta Road.
In what will culminate as the debut edition of the Sharjah Sports Desert Festival 2017 (SSDF 2017) is a two-day event, which will kick off on Thursday, 2 February at 9:30am and will conclude on Friday, 3 February. With a racetrack designed by Emirati MX rally champion, Mohammed Al Balooshi, and the overall high compliance and organisational standards, this event will be the first-of-its-kind desert off-roading experience in Sharjah and the Northern ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 21 January 2017: In its efforts towards urging other countries to join the Falconry international file, and with the aim of promoting the international participation in the falconry inscription as global heritage, on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced the joining of five additional states to the file: Portugal, Germany, Italy, Pakistan and Kazakhstan. Falconry was inscribed on the list in 2010 with the UAE leading the efforts of 11 Arabic and foreign states in the submission process. The joint file was open to other countries to join. UNESCO accepted Austria and Hungary in 2012 in the inscription, bringing the total number to 13 countries.
After five years of falconry inscription, as a living ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2017: Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa lead an Ethiopian clean-sweep at the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon today (Friday) as Kenenisa Bekele’s world record bid crashed in the opening few metres.
Tola took advantage after pre-race favourite Bekele fell to the ground at the start gun after being tripped in an incident described by the Race Referee as “unintentional contact.”
It was a crushing disappointment for Bekele after setting his sights on Dennis Kimetto’s World Record. After falling at the start, the three-time Olympic gold medallist found himself back down the field and never really recovered as the leaders accelerated away at world record breaking pace leaving Bekele to drop out at around 23k clutching his left calf.
"I came to Dubai to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017: When the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon takes to the city streets on Friday (January 20), more than 200,000 runners will have taken part in the annual IAAF Gold Label event since its debut in 2000.
It’s an indication of how far both the event and the city of Dubai has developed since the turn of the 21st century when just 249 athletes took part in the first Marathon and 1,046 and 523 runners entered the 10km Road Race and the Fun Run (at the time a 3km race) respectively.
This weekend, more than 30,000 runners are expected to take part in the three races staged during the Middle East’s biggest mass participation event. And fittingly it will be Ethiopian running legend Kenenisa Bekele – a three-time Olympic gold medallist and currently the second fastest ......read more
Al Noor Training Centre and Bank of Sharjah invites corporates across the UAE to be part of the
CSR Football Tournament from 24th February, 2017 to 25th February, 2017.
Dubai, 18th January 2017, UAE: Al Noor Training Centre for persons with disabilities has teamed up with Bank of Sharjah to organize an exhilarating and action packed event this coming February. “Al NOOR – BANK OF SHARJAH FUNFAIR CSR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2017” will be a 2 day event from 24th February - 25th February’2017. Bank of Sharjah has been a great supporter of this noble cause and has contributed again by being a key sponsor for the 5th consecutive year. The Al Noor’s fundraising event invites corporates across UAE to be sponsors of the event which will help corporates serve their CSR initiative and lend their support to ......read more
Special raw materials and tools used to reconstruct ancient models
DUBAI, 17th January 2017: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has been attracting hundreds of visitors from around the world for the third year since the opening of the 21st season of Global Village in Dubai.
Every evening, the Heritage Village comes alive in an exhibition of traditional Emirati hospitality in a quaint atmosphere where handcrafters making pottery and weaving Sadu (defined by the UNESCO as a traditional form of weaving practised by Bedouin women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates to produce soft furnishings and decorative accessories) – showcase their age old skills.
Old housing models and traditional designs reflect the ancient culture and heritage of the country. Bedouin tents, homes made of palm ......read more
Telegram Messenger accessed by over 90% online Iranians weekly
Kantar TNS’ Connected Life Iran study provides insights on digital attitudes and behaviour of country’s 80 million population
Iran is a mobile centric market with 78% of online time spent on mobiles compared to 56% globally
Iranian consumers open to online brand presence: 95 percent of internet users do not use ad blocking.
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017: Long history of internet censorship and imposed bans on global sites such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube etc., has led Iran develop a unique digital ecosystem comprising both local platforms like Telegram,as well as, global digital platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp. Telegram enjoys the highest popularity, followed by Instagram and Whatsapp.
Iran has a population of 80 million, ......read more
ENGLAND’S LEADING WICKET TAKER TO BE JOINED BY TWO LEGENDS OF THE SPORT
Abu Dhabi, January 17th, 2017: James Anderson, English Cricket’s all-time highest international wicket-taker, has joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity all-stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational.
34-year old Anderson — who returned to England’s Test team for the recent tour of India — will be joined in Abu Dhabi by two other legends of the sport: Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis.
Anderson, who made his Test debut in 2003, has already cemented his reputation as one of the finest players in the history of English cricket. A former world number one bowler who currently ranks sixth on the all-time international wicket-takers list, ‘Jimmy’ has represented England in 100 Test matches and nearly 200 One ......read more
New strategy reinforces Sharjah’s unrivalled dedication to women in sport
Sharjah, 17 January, 2017: The Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) is being been held up as a shining example of the new strategy to promote women’s sports in the UAE in general and in Sharjah in particular. The foundation is also aiming to highlight the role of the nation’s sportswomen in a regional and global arena, empowering them and enabling them to take part in international championships and events.
In line with the directives of the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and Chairperson of SWSF, the new strategy will focus on raising awareness of women’s sport among the community. It will develop and ......read more
Shah Rukh Khan to visit Arabian Center for the third time
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017: Shah Rukh Khan is back in Dubai and at Arabian Center! And this is his third visit to the most soughted mall by celebrities in the region. The superstar’s next film Raees hits the cinemas on January 25th 2017, and is grabbing all the eyeballs from the media and fans alike.
King Khan will make an appearance in the Night Court of Arabian Center on January 21, 2017 at 5:30pm. The star will also be joined by other crew members as part of their movie promotion to meet and greet fans. While this is the only non-ticketed platform where fans will have a chance to meet the star, they will also have an opportunity to witness the star in action performing his best!
Raees is an upcoming 2017 Indian action crime thriller film that stars ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16th January 2017: GAC Dubai opened its new sports facility for staff members at its GAC Logistics Park in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.
The facility, which covers 675 square meters, was previously a parking area that GAC converted into a sports field for staff members and customers. All refurbishing costs were covered through the money saved by GAC staff’s recycling efforts. The initiative was a direct result from employee feedback on how the company can improve staff health and overall well-being.
“This new sports facility is part of the GAC Dubai effort to encourage our colleagues to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy work-life balance,” says GAC Dubai Managing Director Stuart Bowie. “We want healthier people and an even healthier company”.
During the ......read more
CEO to Promote Happiness and Positivity in the Culture and Arts Sectors
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 16 January, 2017: The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has appointed Latifa bin Demaithan as Chief of Happiness & Positivity in the Authority, in addition to her role as Office Manager of the Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture.
The new appointment supports the UAE leadership’s vision of bringing happiness to all walks of society and preserving the legacy of its inspiring founding fathers – a directive that came from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more
P1 Racing clinches first Nomad Class victory
Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2017: Reigning champion Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Arabian Ranches returned to form and seized victory in Round Three of the Senior Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (15 January).
Drivers Eliot Jones, Harry Tryggvason and Sam Burtonwood have put JESS Arabian Ranches in the championship lead prior to the fourth and final round in March.
JESS Arabian Ranches started the evening according to plan, nailing a best qualifying lap of 1:10.481 and booking pole position for the 60 minute endurance race. Ghost Racing was next up, just 0.686 seconds off the pace, followed by Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) Team 7 in third.
When racing commenced the pole sitters looked to be in trouble as both ......read more
13 male and female participants register for third edition of expedition
DUBAI, 16th January 2017: A group of riders will embark on a journey in the desert of the UAE for the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) from 21st to 27th January.
A total of 13 men and women have registered to for the week-long expedition which will depart from Nakhra area in Dubai on Saturday 21st January at 7am and return to Global Village after their one week journey.
They were selected after showing interest in going back in a journey through time after having registered through the website of HHC and qualified for the ‘Camel Trek’ following an intense training program.
Mohammed Ali Obaid Bin Huraiz, Manager of CEO’s Office at HHC, ......read more
$250,000 On Offer For New Marathon World Record in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017: A bonus of US$250,000 is on offer to any runner who can break the world record at this week’s Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon being held on Friday (January 20).
The bonus is in addition to the first prize of US$200,000 and underlines the status of the popular IAAF Gold Label race as the richest marathon in the world.
Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele – whose personal best is just six seconds outside the world record of 2h:02m:57s held by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto – will be seen by many as the pre-race favourite. But if the three-time Olympic gold medalist is to land that massive bonus, he will have to run the classic 42.195km distance quicker than any athlete in marathon history.
After a decade of unprecedented ......read more
Ahmed Mohammed Saeed Al Habsi advances to the next round of competition
DUBAI, 15th January 2017: The sixth episode of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah produced some exciting performances on a cold and windy night in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday 13th January, as three more contestants began their quest for the title.
Organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive heritage sports, the 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.
Large crowds once again thronged to witness the cultural program in Global Village in Dubai and appreciate the efforts both Yuweel performers and singers.
At the outset, it was confirmed that Ahmed Mohammed Saeed Al ......read more
Team F3 dominate Sheikhs category providing thrilling duels in finals
DUBAI, 14th January 2017: Ghaith, the falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, lit up a gloomy morning with a dazzling performance in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Thursday 12th January.
And then in a magnanimous gesture, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum directed the organizers to waive off the winning time of 20.275 seconds clocked by ‘Ghaith’ in the Hurr Wahish Farkh finals of the Sheikhs category, awarding the win to Sweidan Damithan Sweidan who came second in a time of 20.712 seconds followed by the entries of F3R falconers Rashid Saeed Sultan Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2017: The news that three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele will take to the streets of Dubai next week has resulted in a spike in the number of last-minute entries looking to compete in the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday (January 20).
The Ethiopian legend will lead the Marathon field in the Middle East’s biggest mass participation event in what will be only his second appearance on the Dubai roads – a surface he will share with more than 30,000 “running mates”.
And while last-minute entries are the norm in Dubai, organisers are delighted to see Bekele’s inclusion has been eagerly welcomed by the thousands of local and international runners who will run alongside the Ethiopian great in both the Marathon and the 10km Road Race. Thousands more will also ......read more
MRM team and Ahmed Seghayer’s falcons emerge victorious
DUBAI, 12th January 2017: Falcons of MRM team and Ahmed Seghayer Al Ketbi produced earth shattering performances to win the RC (Remote Controlled) Airplane finals in the Sheikhs and General Public categories in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Wednesday 11th January.
MRM falconer Butti Al Ketbi’s top entry ‘Earthquake’ stormed to victory clocking 1: 16.283 minutes in the RC Airplane Jeer Shaheen Jernas (Sheikhs) category final blowing away the field and a thick blanket of fog on the tenth morning of competition at the dedicated Falconry championship site in Ruwayyah (Exit 55) off Emirates Road.
Ahmed Al Ketbi won the RC Airplane Jeer Shaheen Jernas (General ......read more
UAE motorsport icon chats with drivers and crew
Dubai, UAE, 12 January 2017: Emirati motorsport legend Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE and winner of 14 FIA Middle East Rally Championship titles, toured the team garages and pit lane at Dubai Autodrome on Wednesday (11 January) ahead of the renowned Hankook 24H Dubai this weekend (12-14 January).
Accompanied by race officials, media and distinguished members of the ATCUAE and DTCM, Sulayem surveyed the race paddock as teams and crews were busy preparing vehicles for the arduous endurance race that will commence on Friday at 14.00.
He made stops at several garages to chat with personnel, most notably the team garage for Black Falcon. Saudi Prince Abdulaziz Al Faisal and Emirati ace Khaled al Qubaisi were both on hand to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017: Ethiopian athletes Shure Demise and Meselech Melkamu will lead a strong line-up of elite runners in the women’s event at the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 20.
In the past, Demise and Melkamu have flirted with the top spot in the world’s richest marathon and both women have the experience required to finally land the US$200,000 first prize.
Three years ago Melkamu finished as runner-up after missing out on victory by just 22 seconds to fellow Ethiopian Mulu Seboka, while Demise has already shown what she can achieve in Dubai, having run a personal best over the flat course of 2h:20m:59s for fourth place in 2015.
Demise has also won the last two Toronto Marathons and will be looking to celebrate her birthday in style when she takes to the start line outside ......read more
The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair, organized in association with The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) was inaugurated today by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman & CE, MANAFA LLC, and Vice Chairman, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings and Mr. Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of ATDD, in the presence of H.E. Dr Shaikha Hind bint Abul Aziz Al Qassimi, Chairperson of BPW Emirates Club and Chairperson of Sharjah Business Women Council, and other dignitaries and VIP guests.
Hosted by The Ajman Palace Hotel, the three-day annual luxury bridal ......read more
Rashid Hamad Al Nuaimi’s falcon recorded fastest time of 18.680 seconds among GCC nationals
DUBAI, 11th January 2017: Qatar falconers tasted a double triumph in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Tuesday 10th January.
In what turned out to be a family affair, Mohammed Rashid Hamad Al Nuaimi emulated his cousin Nasser by winning the Shaheen Wahish Farkh (GCC)
category in style recording the fastest time of 18.680 seconds. Nasser won the Hurr Wahish Jernas (GCC) event on ......read more
Initiative supports UAE National Strategy for Reading and enhances Dubai’s position as a cultural destination among passengers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 January, 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airports to provide reading opportunities for passengers in airport arrival and departure lounges. The project is due for completion by March 2017, to coincide with the UAE’s National Month of Reading.
His Excellency Saeed ......read more
Up to 100 cars expected to challenge in the iconic endurance race
Dubai, UAE, 11 January 2017: Race teams from around the globe have flown into Dubai this week to prepare for the Hankook 24H Dubai (12-14 January), the first round of the 2017 24H Series powered by Hankook.
The race paddock at Dubai Autodrome is now full of containers and cars, with officials and pit crews bustling in preparation for the challenging twenty four hour endurance race featuring a variety of GT and Touring Car class vehicles as well as 24H specials.
Richard Birch, General Manager of Dubai Autodrome, ......read more
This prestigious show is inspired by H.H.Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Al Nahyan and is being hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 10th, 2017 - Al Forsan International Sports Resort will host the first Al Shira’aa International Horse Show on January 11th. The event goes on till January 14th, this four-day event will have daily sporting highlights from national and international top senior show jumping riders. This event is inspired by H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Al Nahyan and her family’s love for horses and pursuit to support the ......read more
Dubai Public Library participation includes reading and educational activities, in collaboration with Al Maktoum Foundation
Dubai – The United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its support of the ‘We Are With You’ forum held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Al Maktoum Foundation. The forum runs from the 6th to the 13th January 2017.
For the third year ......read more
Labrooy tops SWS Senior Cup and Winter wins SWS Masters
Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2017: A brilliant qualifying session at Dubai Kartdrome on Monday (9 January) saved the night for Zaid Haddad, edging him past Keanu Al Azhari and putting him on the top step of the SWS Junior Cup Podium for the first time. Romaldo Labrooy and Carsten Winter both returned to winning ways to claim SWS Senior and Masters trophies.
Zaid Haddad opened the SWS Sprint Series evening with a best qualifying lap time of 1:20.260, which was just 0.111 seconds faster than Keanu Al Azhari. That precious gap ......read more
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 10th January, 2017 - Swiss watchmaker, Longines presented the first set of Dubai World Cup Carnival races at the Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, 5th of January, 2017. As Official Timekeeper and Pillar Partner of Meydan, Longines kicked off the thrilling Dubai World Cup Carnival that sets in motion the countdown to the Dubai World Cup, which will be held on the 25th of March, 2017.
The Dubai World Cup Carnival, runs from January to March every year and is a season of high-class international race days contested by the most ......read more
Dubai Crown Prince’s entry records fastest time in Hurr Wahish Farkh category
DUBAI, 10th January 2017: The falcon of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, ‘Ghaith’, made a spectacular entry in the Falconry Championship Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Monday 9th January.
Fazza falcon ‘Ghaith’ is being hailed as a phenomenon after obliterating the field in the Hurr Wahish Farkh category by clocking a brilliant time of 19.353 seconds over ......read more
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 9th January 2017 – Illustrious Swiss watchmaker, Longines, marked yet another successful presentation of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup, which took place on the 7th of January at the Dubai International Endurance City.
Furthering its commitment to the equestrian arena, Swiss watchmaker Longines was once again the Presenting Partner and Official Timekeeper of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup, which featured some of the top names from the world of endurance riding ......read more
Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley Productions set to stage “Riding Madly off in all Directions”, starring besides the legendary actor, his wife Ratna Pathak Shah, and children Heeba, Vivaan and Imaad
Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017: Theatre aficionados can now mark the date on their calendar for the latest Motley Production, “Riding Madly off in all Directions,” featuring none other than the legendary Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah along with their children, Heeba, Vivaan and Imaad. This entertaining affair, which will make its international outing on ......read more
Filipino couple gets to experience ‘the world’ through Global Village.
Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017: Global Village, the region’s first-ever, multicultural festival park, is known for its fabulous entertainment, shopping and cultural offerings but more importantly it is known for its true Emirati hospitality towards its guests.
A frequent visitor to Global Village, Millicent Moreno, a nurse at a hospital in Abu Dhabi, always dreamt of travelling the world and when her fiancé Jaime Berdos proposed to her; she had already decided that their pre-wedding ......read more
DOHA, Qatar, 08 January 2017: Qatar Airways is sponsoring the first-class 7-star cinema experience at iconic Novo Cinemas across Qatar, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, introducing customers within the region to a luxury entertainment experience.
The seven-star service includes valet parking, luxury lounges and special gourmet food menu ordered from fully reclining leather seats. Each seat comes with an iPad, which has access to a full personalized service to cater every need during the movie at any time.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, ......read more
Dubai, January 8, 2017: Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans will swap race seats for Playseats as they compete in the VISA Vegas eRace in the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas on 7 January 2017.
All 20 professional FIA Formula E racing drivers will battle against 10 professional simulator racing stars in the Las Vegas eRace for a share of one million dollars, the largest ever prize pot in eSports racing history.
Carroll and Evans will join Finnish sim racing phenomenon and former world champion Greger Huttu for Panasonic Jaguar Racing. The most successful ......read more
Entries of Ahmed Bu Dahoum Al Muhairi and Mubarak Rashid Saeed Al Kindi clocked fastest times
DUBAI, 8th January 2017: Junior falconers, some of them just below three years old, took center stage in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Al Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Saturday 7th January.
The young stars displayed great enthusiasm and adhered to the spirit of competition to assure their elders that the future of this traditional heritage sport of falconry would continue for generations to come.
The largest and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 08 January 2017: Matt Terry has been crowned X Factor winner 2016. The 23-year-old beat Sharon Osbourne's finalist, Finnish singer Saara Aalto, to clinch the title.
The waiter from Bromley fell over and shouted "oh my God" as the winner was announced by host Dermot O'Leary. Breaking down in tears, Matt said: "Thank you. Thank you so much everybody." He then picked mentor Nicole Scherzinger up.
Sarah Al Jarman, Director at Dubai One, said: “This was the grand finale to a hugely engaging series for viewers, with ......read more
Ahmed Abdullah Aharsusi advances to the next round of competition
DUBAI, 8th January 2017: The fifth episode of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah saw the perfect score of 50 being achieved by a finalist for the first time this season, in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday 6th January night, as three more contestants began their quest for the title.
Organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive heritage sports, the 18 finalists are vying for the grand prize of AED 1 million and the Fazza Youllah Championship ......read more
UAE-based rock band, The Boxtones, will open for pop icon on January 20th
Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2017: The first Red Bull Opening Act to perform in Dubai has now been announced. On January 20th, UAE-based rock-pop band The Boxtones will open for British music legend Sir Elton John at the Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, as part of his Wonderful Crazy Night world tour.
Red Bull Opening Acts is a curated selection of some of the best up-and-coming talent in the region. Those selected get to perform on the same bill as some of the many iconic international artists who ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2017: Canadian wheelchair athlete Josh Cassidy, the fastest man ever to complete a marathon anywhere in the world, will be out to dethrone defending champion JohnBoy Smith when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon gets underway on January 20.
Thirty two year-old Cassidy stormed the 2012 Boston Marathon in a world record time of 1h:18m:25s – a record that still stands to this day – and he joins a strong field in Dubai that includes former champion Rob Smith as well as his namesake JohnBoy, winner of the wheelchair in 2016.
“It’s ......read more
Keen tussle for supremacy between F3 falconers Khalifa Ahmed bin Mijrin and Rashid Saeed Al Kindi
DUBAI, 7th January 2017: Team Zabeel made an impressive debut in the Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Dubai on Friday 6th January.
The largest and most popular among the series of falconry championships, the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Tilwah, will continue until 12th January in the dedicated site in Ruwayyah area (Exit 55 off Emirates Road) with the participation of elite contenders in various ......read more
Falcons break 18-second barrier regularly despite windy conditions
DUBAI, 5th January 2017: The Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) produced record-breaking performances on third morning of competition in Dubai on Wednesday 4th January.
In yet another duel for supremacy between Team F3 and MRM Falcons, the standard of competition was raised to a new level in the Sheikhs category of Jeer Shaheen Farkh and Jeer Shaheen Jernas events as their entries broke the 18-second barrier regularly.
Team F3 clocked the ......read more
Legendary falconer Obeid Salim bin Shannah makes his presence felt
DUBAI, 4th January 2017: The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw a record number of 670 entries for four categories on the second day of competition in Dubai on Tuesday 3rd January.
They were for Jeer Shaheen Farkh, Jeer Shaheen Jernas, Jeer Tabaa Farkh and Jeer Tabaa Jernas in the General Public category.
The fastest qualifier in the Jeer Shaheen Farkh category was the falcon of Hazza Mahmood flown by Ahmed Thani Al Rumaithi which ......read more
Course maps now available for 2017 TriYAS - all routes will run within the F1® track to ensure fast times for all entrants
Comprehensive Triathlon Training Programme for participants looking to take part in Yas Marina Circuit’s beginner-friendly triathlon
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 03 January, 2017: As 2017 gets off to a flying start so does training for TriYAS by Daman’s ActiveLife. Organisers are urging those looking for a new health and fitness challenge for 2017 to join the hundreds of participants that have already registered to take part in ......read more
Thrilling spectacle of man, machine and falcons coordinating to perfection
DUBAI, 3rd January 2017: The Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) kicked off in Dubai with the qualifying round of RC (Remote Controlled) Airplane in the Sheikhs category on Monday 2nd January.
The largest and most popular among the series of falconry championships, the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Tilwah, will continue until 12th January in the dedicated site in Ruwayyah area with the participation of elite ......read more
ABU DHABI, UAE 02 January 2017: A staple that marks the beginning of the season for the best in tennis, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Raphael Nadal proudly raised the gold trophy, designed by, Lasvit, the official trophy supplier of the event for the 7th year running.
Bringing the best in tennis to Abu Dhabi, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, saw legendary Rafael Nadal and David Goffin battling it out for the gold at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in what was an unforgettable final. Second and third place trophies were awarded to David Goffin and ......read more