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    Leading Bahraini Artist Rayyah Fathalla Appointed Director of Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 September, 2017:   Bloom Education, the specialist education division of Bloom Holding, announced that its contemporary cultural institution dedicated to promoting and imparting knowledge on the Arabic language, culture and arts, is set to open its doors in the 2018/2019 academic year, in conjunction with the opening of Bloom Education’s Dubai school campuses.  Bloom announced the appointment of Rayyah Fathalla, a prominent Bahraini jeweler and artist as the director of the Centre that will offer its facilities to the pupils of both Brighton College and Dwight School as well as to members of the community including artists and designers.  With over 14 years of experience in the arts and education sectors, including a regional position at the British Council in Education and Arts, Rayyah’s ......read more

    Dubai Culture Takes ‘Dubai Next' to London Design Festival

    6th edition of ‘Dubai Next’ to be held in London from 18-20th September as part of the London Design Festival programme ‘Dubai Next’ 6th edition marks the final of series of extensive programme held in support of the  2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration   Programme features the launch of a new ‘Islamic Art Economy’ book by Dubai culture, as well as workshops, talks and networking events with UK-based cultural figures Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that the sixth edition of ‘Dubai Next’ will take place in London in support of the 2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration - led by the British Council and as ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates La Vuelta Wrap-Up

    After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta  provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.   The Vuelta a España was the final showdown of the season and is the youngest of the three Grand Tours starting in 1935, the Giro d’Italia began in 1909 whilst the Tour de France was established in 1903. 

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    How Butch can you get?

    How Butch can you get? “Dad, I want to join my friends at golf class!” It’s not the usual request you hear from a child of 10 in this day and age. Most of time you’d expect the majority of them to be fixated on some digital screen or another engaging in whatever fantastical concoctions the wizards of the Cyber-world had presented. And let’s be honest, I’m no Tiger Woods either, so I didn’t really set a good example. The last time I tried my hand at the game involved getting the ball past the big red windmill to where the hole actually was. Before I got my son into a course, I needed to find out for myself what was going on, so off to the Butch Harmon School of Golf we went. Straight through the doors of this institution you walk, and you get a feeling that this is a home of champions. ......read more

    DIFF Presents Two Outstanding Films for Golden Globe Consideration

    Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’   Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced they will present Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’ to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in Los Angeles for consideration for Best Foreign Film at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.    The event hosted on 21st September, 2017 in Los Angeles will see Vatche Boulghourjian present his magnificent and captivating Lebanese drama ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s present his challenging and highly entertaining Egyptian feature ‘Mawlana’ to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ......read more

    Sharjah Art Foundation Announces Details of Sharjah Biennial 13 Act II in Beirut, Including the Off-Site Project Upon a Shifting Plate

    Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (SB13) to conclude in Beirut with Act II and fourth off-site project 14 – 22 October 2017 Ashkal Alwan Sursock Museum Beirut Art Center Running from 14 to 22 October 2017, the Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) concluding programme in Beirut, organised with Ashkal Alwan, includes SB13 Act II and the off¬-site project, Upon a Shifting Plate. The opening week programme features exhibitions, panels, music performances, theatre and dance productions as well as film screenings. Additionally, new SB13 commissioned works, together with a compilation of the publications produced throughout the Biennial in Sharjah, Istanbul, Dakar and Ramallah, will be released.  Act II will launch two exhibitions in Beirut, curated by Hicham Khalidi and Reem Fadda at the Beirut Art Center and the Sursock Museum, ......read more

    Cate Blanchett to Head IWC Filmmakers Jury at DIFF 2017

    THE OSCAR WINNER AND IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR WILL RETURN TO DIFF FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE AWARD THAT CELEBRATES ASPIRING GULF FILMMAKERS. SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE USD 100,000 PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress and IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Cate Blanchett as head of the IWC Filmmakers Jury for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The renowned award gives cinematic talent from the region the chance to bring their projects to the silver screen. It will be presented during DIFF, which takes place from 6 to 13 December 2017. Marking her third appearance on the DIFF red carpet, Cate Blanchett joins the jury panel that will select a winning project from ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Reflect on Successful First Vuelta a España

    Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta  provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.   Stand-out performer for the team was Matej Mohoric - the Slovenian rider produced some exceptional displays that saw him to a famous win on stage seven and a top five finish on stage five.    Also in fine form in Spain ......read more

    Fifth Edition of Sharjah International Children's Film Festival Appoints World-class Jury Lineup

    International film innovators, award winners, creative and technical experts Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017:  The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best Short GCC Film, Best Student Film, Best International Short Film, Best Animation Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Feature Film and Best Child-Made Film. The judging panel comprises a host of Arab and foreign artists, directors and journalists, as well as experts on all types of arts from inside and outside the UAE. The jurors are characterised by having a diverse expertise, which will enhance the process of evaluating the nominations. The ......read more

    Traditional Media Trumps Threat of Fake News According to Annual Ogilvy Media Influence Survey

    Higher Standards for Authenticity Challenge Media Outlets and Brands Today to Reinvent Storytelling    DUBAI, UAE, September 9, 2017:  Results released today from part two of Ogilvy Media Influence’s annual global survey of more than 250 reporters and producers found that the rise in reports of “fake news” has elevated trust in traditional media, contrary to prevailing sentiment that the recent deluge of misinformation has eroded trust in legacy media sources. The survey found that journalists worldwide agree that better reporting – such as comprehensive fact-checking and citing credible sources – is necessary to combat fake news. The results, which identify social media as a key catalyst of the fake news phenomenon, further illuminate the findings of the first half of the Ogilvy Media ......read more

    The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Marks the Start of the Cycling Season

    09, September, 2017 DUBAI UAE:  The cycling season is now well under way as the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge launched with its first Build-Up Ride. Over 400 cyclists took on the 32.5km challenge at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One Cycling and Running Track, the official venue partner for this event as they prepare for the big 92km event taking place on Friday 15th December at the Dubai Autodrome.  Coming in first place for the men was Almir Mujic with a time of 48:18, he was closely followed by Matthew Anthony, just 4 seconds behind with 48:22, and in third place was Cedric Domont with a time of 48:24. Maria Leei Suan came first in the women’s challenge with a time of 50:39, followed by Carla Leonor in 50:41 and in third place was Shirley Leach in 55:01.  Following the challenge, the ......read more

    Rui Costa Fourth in Thrilling Sprint Finish on Vuelta Stage 19

    Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  A dramatic last few hundred meters on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España saw UAE Team Emirates’ Portuguese rider Rui Costa cross the finishing line in fourth place in a restricted sprint. Rui Costa and his teammate Mohoric, himself already a stage winner at this year's race, produced an attacking display of undeniable class as they formed part of the long breakaway for the day consisting of 26 riders.    The stage victory eventually went to Thomas De Gendt (Belgium) of Lotto Soudal, whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the Red Jersey. UAE Team Emirates’ South African General Classification (GC) specialist, Louis Meintjes, maintained his 14th position in the overall standings.   Commenting on his top five finish, former World Champion Rui Costa ......read more

    Reality-TV Show ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen' Ends on A Successful Note

    13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U UAE– September 7, 2017:  As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week mini-series ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women entrepreneurs.    UAE ranks 19 on the Global Entrepreneurial Index among 137 countries. According to statistics, close to 10% of start-up founders are women. To foster womenpreneurship, the show featured a 30-minute episode in conversation with women entrepreneurs, where they shared their stories of struggle and offered advice to women on how to have a work-life balance, while simultaneously preparing their own family favourite recipes.  The show received a positive response ......read more

    Louvre Abu Dhabi to welcome visitors from November

    Abu Dhabi, 6 September 2017:  Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures.  The opening celebrations will include a wide range of public programmes, including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists. Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel has designed a museum city (Arab medina) under a vast silvery dome. Visitors can walk through the promenades overlooking the sea beneath the museum’s 180-metre dome, comprised of almost 8,000 unique metal stars set in a complex geometric pattern. ......read more

    Revealed: The Record-Breaking Stars of Guinness World Records 2018

    OUT 7 SEPTEMBER 2017 – SEE MORE AT #GWR2018   AMONGST MANY, SOME OF THE MIDDLE EAST RECORD-BREAKERS REVEALED TODAY ARE: Most mechanical energy produced by Pedalling on Static Bicycle in one hour:  Largest Stencil: Largest tyre-mark image: Most world music awards for best-selling Middle East artist: Most full-body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute: Largest human image of an airplane: Largest carpet of flowers: Largest flower arrangement / structure: Largest standing lantern: Most Table-Tennis ball bounces on a racket in one minute: Terms of use: must credit “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2018 IS OUT NOW” Dubai, UAE – 6 September 2017:  Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, today releases GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2018, ......read more

    Meintjes Successfully Defends GC Standing on Stage 16

    Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes successfully defended his 14th position in the General Classification (GC) standings during today’s Stage 16 of the Vuelta a España. The South African placed 38th in today’s Individual Time Trial (ITT), with the stage victory going to Chris Froome (Team Sky). Froome also defended his lead in the overall GC standings, retaining the leader’s red jersey.    Stage 17 sees riders travel from the Spanish town of Villadiego to a summit finish atop the Alto de los Machucos – the climb making its first ever appearance at the Vuelta. This stage could be the ultimate test of strength, stamina and reserve, as the 180.5km route consists of irregular terrain where riders will cover roads with a total height difference of 3,000m. ......read more

    Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates at Dual Canadian Races

    Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates head to Canada with a line-up of eight riders to take part in Canada’s only two UCI WorldTour races. The team, led by Italian rider Diego Ulissi, starts with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on Friday 8 September before heading south west to race at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on Sunday 10 September.    Accompanying UAE Team Emirates’ Ulissi on both races are; Valerio Conti, Kristijan Durasek, Vegard Stake Laengen, Marco Marcato, Simone Petilli, Edward Ravasi and Ben Swift.    Commenting on the races and line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director Marco Marzano said: “Ulissi will lead the team at the Canadian races, given his familiartiy with the two routes. With support from the team, Ulissi will focus on taking ......read more

    Flip Out Makes Going Back To School Even More Flippin' Fun

    Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017:  Kids across the UAE have never been more excited to go back to school thanks to Flip Out Dubai’s brand new initiative, where bouncing enthusiasts can enjoy three hours of flippin' fun and a regular Slushee drink for just AED 100 per person. Children can take a well earned break and have fun, taking over the giant indoor trampoline universe jumping high and landing safe. Imagine more than 200 interconnected trampolines and over 4,000 square meters of circus grade padding combined with air bags, obstacles and awesome activities, including mini foam pits, volleyball, dodgeball, football and the region’s first ever archery tag facility. With an hour’s bouncing normally costing from AED 80 per person per hour, this is an unmissable offer for parents and children in Dubai. The ......read more

    Dubai Film and TV Commission announce Facebook as strategic partner for VIDXB 2017 Debut Event

    Dubai-UAE: 5 September, 2017:  VIDXB, the MENA region’s first ever annual gathering celebrating the world of online content creation, has announced Facebook as a strategic partner. Facebook will play an integral role in the two-day event that is set to take place from 8th to 9th December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will offer a curated program for fans, creators, and industry professionals alike. Facebook’s role as strategic partner will support VIDXB by facilitating the attendance and participation of regional and international creators with strong regional engagement and fan base. Over and above, fans can expect interactive and impactful on-the-ground experiences and meet and greets with regional and international online celebrities, while creators can network, relax and learn about both Facebook and ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Achieve Top Results at European Races

    Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017:  Eight riders from UAE Team Emirates were in action over the past two days, taking part in two consecutive back-to-back one day races.    The team started with The Brussels Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September, where Slovenian rider Marko Kump came in second place following a sprint finish, making it onto the podium that saw Arnaud Démare (FDJ) win the race and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) come in third.   The team then travelled to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September, where Italian Simone Consonni finished fifth. The race was won by Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis Solutions Crédits) following a bunch sprint. The result was Consonni’s fourth top five finish of 2017.   Commenting on the race, UAE Team ......read more

    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Celebrates Community-Driven Initiatives During Eid

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 4, 2017:  As part of its ongoing collaboration with the local community, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has teamed up with Hamad Center for Special Needs and New Fairytales and Fables Initiative during Eid Al-Adha. Children from Hamad Center for Special Needs were asked to create stories around Eid and its meaning, which are now being displayed at the Park. The Park also teamed up with the New Fairytales and Fables initiative - an annual Emirati writing competition for schools that builds and promotes cultural literacy. Some of its most compelling UAE characters were brought to the park and introduced to guests through a unique storytelling maze. Eid celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi also include several Emirati inspired activities which will continue until September 9.

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    Facebook launches Safety Resources for MENA Journalists

    Facebook Safety for Journalists Guide now available in Arabic September 4th, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  As part of the Facebook Journalism Project‘s goal to provide training and tools for journalists, Facebook launched Facebook Safety for Journalists.  Working in consultation with the European Journalism Centre, the Committee to Protect Journalists, ConnectSafely, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Facebook created resources designed specifically for journalists to help them protect their accounts and themselves on the platform. A dedicated page to the Facebook for Journalists website has also been introduced, to provide information for journalists on topics relating to online safety, such as how to turn on two-factor authentication, manage privacy settings, moderate ......read more

    Get Into the Swing of Things at Dubai Sports City's Annual Open Day

    The FREE Open Day will take place at Dubai Sports City on 9thSeptember 2017 Following the Open Day open trials will be held for the ICC Academy’s brand new scholarship programme  Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2017:  Dubai residents are in for a family-fun, sporting spectacular as Dubai Sports City opens its doors to the public in order to showcase the very best of its sporting activities on offer to the community.   The Dubai Sports City 2017 Open Day will be held at The Dome and ICC Academy, which is located inside Dubai Sports City’s Sports Village and will take place this Saturday, 9thSeptember between 09:00am and 12:30pm.    Those attending will have the chance to try their hand at a wide array of coaching programmes, sports and entertainment activities – all located within ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates to Tackle Back to Back Races

    Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017:  The first week of September sees an action packed couple of days with eight riders from UAE Team Emirates taking part in two consecutive back to back one day races. The team starts with the Bruxelles Cycling Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September before heading to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September.    Taking part in both races are UAE Team Emirates’ riders: Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Andrea Guardini, Marko kump, Seid Lizde, Vegard Stake Laengen and Oliviero Troia.   Commenting on the races and line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director Righi said: “The Bruxelles Cycling Classic is a good opportunity for sprinters, while the Grand Prix de Fourmies features a route ......read more

    Beginning of a new season with BETADINE® Youth Football Development Programme in Abu Dhabi

    Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2017:  Mundipharma, a leading healthcare organization, whose BETADINE® range is the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner’ of English Premier League giants Manchester City will co-host a highly anticipated two-day youth football camp taking place in Abu Dhabi on 6th & 7th September 2017. One hundred children will have the opportunity to be trained by City Football Schools coaches as well as a renowned former City player, Paul Dickov, with the programmes focusing on football techniques and tricks in addition to tips on how to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Young players will be mentored by the coaches in functional fitness and nutrition to help them on journey to achieve their dreams. Paul Dickov, said: “I’m thrilled to be travelling to Abu Dhabi to take part in ......read more

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    Anis Sajan, Mentor of Indian Team plots UAE teams down fall in clash of the titans" India beat UAE by 13 runs in one of the most thrilling game played at Insportz Yesterday. This match was billed as the clash of the titans by Anis Sajan as he had played all his Indoor Cricket in UAE for Twenty Years and as destiny would make him the mentor of Indian Team, it was a big challenge for Anis to beat the the same boys with whom he had played Cricket for the last two decades. After India were beaten by Australia it was very important for Anis to lift the moral of the team before the game ......read more

    Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival to host two new barista championships with prize pot of USD 25,000

    September 06, 2017 - The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), the Middle East’s only exhibition dedicated to coffee and tea, is raising the stakes this year by featuring the new and exciting Dubai International Coffee Championships with winners getting a chance to take home part of the prize pool of USD 25,000, the largest in the history of barista competitions across the world. The Coffee Championships will include the Dubai International Barista Championship and the Dubai International Brewers Championship, each featuring professional baristas from UAE and around ......read more

    Ginoong Kabayan 2017 Candidates Gear Up for Finals

    www.facebook.com/UplineMedia www.upline.media   DUBAI - Ten (10) gentlemen are all set for the Ginoong Kabayan "Grand Gala Night" and finals on September 2, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel.  Upline Media brings back one of Dubai's illustrious pageant brands for Filipino men, Ginoong Kabayan. The stint aims to uplift the image of Pinoy gentlemen, exuding not only good-looks, physique and charm, but also exemplary men with wit and emulate Filipino values.  Now on its second season, Ginoong Kabayan had carefully screened candidates from the different regions ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Signs Kristoff & Bystrøm

    United Arab Emirates: Tuesday 29th August, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates has announced that it has reached a deal with cyclist, Alexander Kristoff to join the Emirati team for the 2018 season. The European Champion has signed a two year deal and becomes the teams third signing of the Summer, alongside Dan Martin and Rory Sutherland. Commenting on his move, Alexander Kristoff said; “I'm very proud and really excited to join UAE Team Emirates. For me this is a big move since it's only the second time in my career that I've changed teams. I'm looking forward for meeting ......read more

    Top Tennis Star Dominic Thiem Has Been Speaking About His Involvement in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship

    Top Tennis Star Dominic Thiem Has Been Speaking About His Involvement in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, as Fellow Participant Rafael Nadal Reclaims World Number One Position Ahead of the US Open Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August 2017:  Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem will be appearing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) on 28 – 30 December 2017, 15-time Grand Slam Champion Nadal reclaimed the World Number 1 spot. After ending his last season early, Nadal has made an incredible come back ......read more

    Five du LaLiga HPC Players Invited for Professional Trials at LaLiga Clubs

    Ahmed Salam, Yahia Iraqi and Mehdi Elkhamlichi join Malaga CF training  Mohammed Bouherrafa selected for trials by UD Alméria and Mohammed Rajeh by Cádiz CF  Five other du LaLiga HPC players on the radar of major LaLiga clubs including Barcelona FC  Dubai, UAE – 28 August 2017:  du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC) announced today that five of its players from the U18 and U16 squads have been awarded trials by LaLiga’s top youth clubs, following their 21-day LaLiga Scouting Camp in Spain.    Málaga FC selected U18 ......read more

    South African Meintjes 17th in GC After Stage Nine

    Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2017:  Stage nine wrapped up with UAE Team Emirates’ South African rider Louis Meintjes crossing the finish line amongst the top 20 and as a result moved up in the GC standings by two places to 17th. The stage victory went to Chris Froome (Team Sky) who also retained the overall leader’s Red Jersey whilst Johan Esteban Chaves (ORICA-Scott) and Michael Woods  (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) came in second and third respectively.   UAE Team Emirates’ have a day off racing after nine hard stages and 1,534.4km, as Monday will see ......read more

    Second for UAE Team Emirates' Polanc in Dramatic Stage Eight

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    Heart of Sharjah Echoes Emirate's Significant History

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    Audemars Piguet Ambassador Henrik Stenson Wins The Wyndham Championship

    Henrik Stenson at the Wyndham Championship Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2017:  Henrik Stenson breaks tournament record and secures his first victory of the 2017 season at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, US, on Sunday 20th August. With four birdies on the last six holes and a final day score of 64, Henrik finished on 22-under par to take his 6th PGA Tour title. This makes him the most decorated male Swedish player on the American circuit.  On the way to his 20th professional win, Henrik took his driver out of the bag and only used his 3- and 4-wood or long irons off the tee. ......read more

    Maiden SWS Senior Cup Victory for Elmosi

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    UAE Team Emirates makes Vuelta a España Debut

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    "WATHIQATI" Receives the highest number of documents since its launch from a National

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    UAE Team Emirates to Make Vuelta a España Debut

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    Dubai-headquartered Ecolog reaches milestone in sports sponsorship

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    UAE's Elite Private School Among Top Winners of Panasonic's Global Kid Witness News Contest 2017

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    DIFF365 Presents the Chilling Thriller the Transfiguration

    A contemporary look at a vampire in a different mould Dubai, 15th August 2017:  DIFF365@VOX powered by du presents audiences with Michael O'Shea's brilliant and intense debut feature The Transfiguration, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. The atmospheric vampire thriller set against the grit of New York City will darken the screen at DIFF365 at VOX Cinemas (cinema 9), Mall of the Emirates from from 24th August until 6th September 2017. The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo (Eric Ruffin) who hides behind his fascination ......read more

    From New York to Palestine: NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery announces its Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 exhibitions

    13 August 2017, Abu Dhabi:  The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery (NYUAD Art Gallery) is pleased to announce their upcoming autumn 2017 and spring 2018 exhibitions. In the autumn, Inventing Downtown New York: Artist-Run Galleries, 1952–1965 will open to the public on October 4, bringing to Abu Dhabi a major collection of historical artworks organized by the Grey Art Gallery, New York University’s fine art museum in New York City. Then, spring of 2018 will see a landmark, mid-career retrospective of art world duo Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, featuring artworks and site-specific ......read more

    Entries open for ninth annual MEPRA Awards

    The Middle East PR Association Awards will celebrate region’s ‘Super Stories, Super Storytellers’ on 6 November Entries to be judged by expanded jury of top regional PR industry leaders Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 10 August, 2017:  Entries open today for the ninth annual Middle East Public Relations Association Awards. MEPRA is the regional trade association for communicators. MEPRA’s annual awards are the ultimate recognition by the regional industry of its best communications work. The 2017 awards will be judged by a newly-expanded jury of the leading ......read more

    Dubai Culture Hosts Calligraphy Workshop in Erada Centre for Treatment & Rehab

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 August 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted a calligraphy workshop at the Erada Center for Treatment & Rehab in Dubai. The workshop was held on 25th and 26th July, hosted under the supervision of calligraphers Abdul Fattah Mohammad Malha and Mr. Abdul Khaliq Ayat Ibreza, and attended by Erada Center patients and employees.  This type of initiative is aligned with Dubai Culture’s wider efforts to improve lives in Dubai and enhance the ......read more

    Bodour Al Qasimi Signs MoU with UNESCO to Enhance Cultural Cooperation

    The MoU ratifies the naming of Sharjah as the World Book Capital 2019   Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2017:  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has recently been signed by Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), Head of Sharjah’s World Book Capital Organising Committee; and Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in Paris.    The MoU aims to enhance cooperation in culture, especially in organising events and launching initiatives that ......read more

    Maiden SWS Senior Cup Victory for Al Hammadi

    Winter returns to winning ways in Masters Dubai, UAE, 8 August 2017:   After a series of previous appearances on the lower steps of the podium, Ahmed Al Hammadi finally secured the top step with a convincing win during the Sodi World Series (SWS) race night on Monday (7 August) at the Dubai Kartdrome. Veteran racer Carsten Winter returned to the podium with a Masters triumph, denying Mohammed Ismail a third consecutive victory. A special race format was introduced for the evening, which included two points scoring heats followed by a winner-take-all final race. Coming ......read more

    ALISA PR launches in the UAE

    Dubai: Monday, 8th August, 2017:  With a stable mind set and a rich portfolio of experience across multi-national, local & regional brands, Alisa D’souza, Owner & PR Consultant at ALISA PR brings in a perfect blend of professionalism, strategic perspective, hard-core PR operations, extensive knowledge of the region’s media industry, client relationship management, creativity, team leadership, and hands on experience in PR & Social Media across all verticals of business in the UAE & Middle East region. ALISA PR service offerings include: Strategy & ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates to Debut at Inaugural Colorado Classic

    A selection of young UAE Team Emirates riders will tackle Colorado Springs – Denver route  United Arab Emirates. Monday, 08 August 2017:  Six UAE Team Emirates riders will feature at the inaugural Colorado Classic race from August 10 – 13, 2017. Making his race debut, Emirati rider Yousif Mirza will be joined by Italian riders Simone Petilli, Edward Ravasi and Seid Lizde - a young trainee joining UAE Team Emirates from team Colpack for the second part of the season - and Norweigian Vegard Stake Laengen. Confirming the line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sporting ......read more

    Dubai Culture Kick Starts ‘Summer of Heritage' Event Activities

    The workshops and sessions aim to raise awareness of UAE heritage Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 August 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has kick started its ‘Summer Heritage’ event, which is designed for students wishing to make the most of their free time during the summer break. The event which is taking place at the Al Rashidiya branch of the Dubai Public Library began on the 06th of August and will run till the 17th August 2017.   The event aims to educate all ......read more

    In Honor of World Breastfeeding Week 2017: Top Things Every New Mother Needs to Know

    By Maria Baghdoyan, Corporate Nutritionist, Nestlé Middle East   Breastfeeding is by all means the best way to nourish your baby from the day he/she’s born.  The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, and continued breastfeeding up to two years or for as long as possible.   Why breastfeeding is best The secret lies in the breastmilk, which consists of a special mixture of antibodies and nutrients and provides many health benefits for your baby. What makes breastmilk even more unique is the fact that ......read more

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