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    Ireland Claims CSI2* Longines Grand Prix Win on Day 3 of President's Cup

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23rd February 2019: Team Z7 rider, Shane Breen and his horse, Laith combined claim victory in the AED127,000 two-star Longines Grand Prix at the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines on Friday evening. Breen and Laith cut a swathe through the UAE’s Grand Prix classes in 2018, claiming the four-star Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix and the five-star Dubai Showjumping Championship. But injury then sidelined the 12-year-old stallion with Breen only bringing him back to competition at the start of the year. Laith, a multiple five-star winning horse may only just be on the comeback trail yet the formidable pair wasted no time in returning to their winning ways. Completing an imperious first-round clear, five seconds faster than the time allowed, Breen and Laith proceeded to fly ......read more

    Super Six as Pogacar picks up top spot in Portugal

    February 23, 2019 - Dubai, UAE UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar has wasted no time in putting his stamp on the UCI World Tour after picking up the team’s sixth stage victory of the season – this time at the Volta ao Algarve.  The 20-year-old battled hard on the 7.8km summit finish, seeing off competition from Enric Mas, Wout Poels and his Team Sky teammates who set a ferocious pace going into the final climb. But it was a great day for the Slovenian, who didn’t fade under the attacks from his rivals and responded with a powerful surge at 300 metres out that allowed him to secure his first ever professional win. The victory propelled the youngster to the top of the General Classification (GC) standings, and will undoubtedly provide a boost for his team mates currently in the UAE, set to compete at the ......read more

    Lucky Number Five for UAE In FEI Longines Jumping Nations Cup™ Draw

    February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Team UAE will be the fifth of seven nations to jump in Saturday’s FEI Longines Jumping Nations Cup™ following the draw the which took place on Thursday as part of the four-day President of the UAE Showjumping Cup, presented by Longines. Germany will be the first to go in the final class at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, followed by Ireland, Egypt, Syria, the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The UAE’s Chef d’Equip, Khalid Al Eid, said he was very pleased with the draw position and predicted a strong showing from the four team riders, Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, Nadia Taryam, Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi and Abdullah Al Marri. “I think we have a good draw,” he said.  “I don’t like to be the last to go because there is a lot of ......read more

    World's youngest pilot, 7-year-old Nasser, will represent UAE at Dubai Masters

    Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Masters RC Championship is the first event of its kind to be held in the emirate February 21, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE -- Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai will host its first International Master Competition for RC Aircraft from February 23-27. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Masters RC Championship will take place at the Skyhub RC Campus in Al Lisaili on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, with elite professional pilots from around the world taking part. The competition will take place in four categories - International Category Helicopter, Gulf Category Jet Aircraft, Gulf Category 3D Aircraft and Gulf Category Helicopter – and more than 70 pilots representing 20 ......read more

    Ayushmann Khurrana receives the ‘Best Actor Critics' award from Arjun Dhanak at the Asiavision Movie Awards

    February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Arjun Dhanak, Director, Kanz Jewels presented the ‘Best Actor Critics’ award to Ayushmann Khurrana at the recently hosted Asiavision movie awards in Dubai. Arjun Dhanak also presented the award for the most popular movie for ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’to Director Rosshan Andrrews during the glittering event attended by stars from the Indian film industry.   In an evening of dance, mellifluous music and entertainment, audience got the opportunity to meet the stars as well as experience their performance. According to Mr. Arjun Dhanak, the evening was a tribute to great entertainment and was yet another step by Kanz Jewels to demonstrate its commitment to excellence and honor those who have made path breaking contributions in their chosen field. “I am extremely happy to ......read more

    Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Torch run to visit iconic locations across all seven emirates

    Dubai UAE, 20 February 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyank, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt General, the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run will tour all seven emirates for ten days from 4 – 13 March.  It was announced at a special event today that the Torch will begin its journey in Fujairah before touring every emirate and ending in Abu Dhabi at the Opening Ceremony of the World Games on 14 March, to announce the beginning of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The Torch Run is being organized by the Ministry of Interior in partnership with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the World Games.  Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Chairman of the Institutional Development Board of the Ministry of ......read more

    Elina Svitolina Begins Her Bid To Make History At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 19 2019 – DUBAI, UAE  Defending champion Elina Svitolina was given a helping hand as she began her bid to make tournament history at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, when Tunisian star Ons Jabeur was forced to retire during their second round match on Tuesday. Sixth seeded Svitolina had struggled to gain the upper hand against a determined opponent, but towards the end of the opening set Jabeur received lengthy treatment for a right shoulder injury. The match then no longer became a contest and Svitolina progressed 7-6 4-0, and afterwards she admitted that she was not surprised at the challenge she had received. “Well, we already played against each other, and it was 7-6 in the third,” said Svitolina. “I played against her in juniors, so obviously I know she's a good player. She ......read more

    Highlight of UAE Showjumping Calendar Set to Kick off in Nation's Capital

    Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the four-day event will be held at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00am – 8:30pm; Thursday, February 21st from 8:30am – 6:00pm; Friday, February 22nd from 9:30am – 8:30pm & Saturday, February 23rd from 8:30am – 6:00pm Where: Al Forsan International Sports Resort Cost: FREE  Parking: Free parking within walking distance to the main arena Abu Dhabi is set to host the Middle Eastern leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ qualifiers as part of the UAE’s most important international showjumping event of the year - the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by ......read more

    Abdullah Al-Sharbatly excels in Sustainable City Horse Jumping Competition 2019 and wins the Cup

     (The Sustainable City International Horse Jumping Competition 2019 Results ) February 18, 2019 - Dubai UAE KSA’s Abdullah Al-Sharbatly was a star on the grass arena in Sustainable City where the CSI2* Sustainable City Grand Prix was successfully organized. The four day event took place from 13th February to 16th February. Riders from 28 countries participated in the competition which saw a massive audience and multiple events organized over four days for visitors’ entertainment. Al-Sharbatly put on a series of spectacular performances in various competitions and ended up winning three of them. Al-Sharbatly won the CSI2* Sustainable City Grand Prix riding on his horse ‘Woulon L’ after completing the second round in 42.78 seconds, and remained in first place till the end of the competition. Al-Sharbatly ......read more

    World champion Sanchez wins her fourth kata gold in Dubai

    February 18, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE –Spain’s Sandra Sanchez – the reigning World and European women’s kata champion – continued her love affair with Dubai, winning her fourth consecutive gold at the Karate 1-Premier League Dubai, the second leg of world karate’s seven-stop series of premier international events. Considered one of the greatest karatekas ever in the kata class, the defending Grand Winner defeated Japan’s Kiyou Shimizu in the final to extend her gold medal count. Organised by the UAE Karate Federation under the auspices of the World Karate Federation, the three-day Karate 1-Premier League Dubai at Al Wasl Club attracted 670 karatekas – 339 men and 331 women – from 83 countries, including many World Champions and Grand Winners. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, the ......read more

    Thrills and upsets on opening day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 18 2019 – DUBAI, UAE  Aliaksandra Sasnovich staged a dramatic fightback to defeat Ekaterina Makarova 0-6 7-5 6-4 and reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Sunday.   Makarova has been ranked in the top 10 and last year she enjoyed wins over former world No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki, Karolina Pliskova and ninth-ranked Julia Goerges, as well as victories the year before over world No. 1 Angelique Kerber and No. 2 Simona Halep. And she appeared to be coasting to victory against Sasnovich as she led by a set and 4-1. But in a stunning turnaround, Sasnovich swept six of the next seven games to level the match, and then she recovered from 0-2 in the third set before winning the final four games.   The first seed to fall was No. 10 Anastasija Sevastova, beaten 6-4 6-2 by Su-Wei ......read more

    Celta Vigo down Juventus to win Dubai U13 Intercontinental Cup

    Celta Vigo’s Oscar Marcos Santamaria wins Best Player and Top Scorer awards, while Juventus’ Matteo Cabella is named Best Goalkeeper February 17, 2019 - DUBAI UAE// Celta de Vigo, winners of the first edition, clinched the crown for a second time on Saturday night, defeating Juventus 1-0 in the Gold Cup final of the 3rd Dubai Under 13 Intercontinental Cup Football Tournament. The winners received their trophy from HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), after prevailing over the Italians at Dubai Sports City. Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman of Dubai Sports City, and Michel Salgado, the Tournament Director, were also present on the occasion. Earlier in the semi-final, Celta Vigo defeated Barcelona 2-0, while Juventus prevailed 3-2 over FC Twente of Holland. In the playoff for third place, ......read more

    Team UAE Set Sights on Nations Cup Qualification at Five Star President of UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines

    Top Two Middle Eastern Nations to Qualify for Prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final   • Date: Wednesday February 20 - Saturday February 23 • Venue: Al Forsan International Sports Resort • FREE ENTRY   Al Forsan Equestrian Centre, Abu Dhabi, Thursday February 14: Abu Dhabi is to host the Middle East qualifier leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup ™, part of the UAE’s most important international showjumping event of the year, the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines, held at Al Forsan Equestrian Centre from February 20-23.    The show, which in addition to featuring some of the world’s top horse and rider partnerships is also designed to be a fun-filled event for all the family, is the traditional end of the UAE’s ......read more

    Caroline Wozniacki chasing more success at Dubai Duty Free tennis championships

    February 12 2019 – DUBAI, UAE   Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will be seeking to get back to her usual winning ways as she embarks upon her chase for a second title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships when play gets underway in just five days from now.   The 2011 champion suffered a stuttering start to the season, losing in the second round in Auckland to a qualifier ranked 152 before the defence of her Australian Open title was ended by Maria Sharapova in the third round in Melbourne.   But rather than dwell on such setbacks, they only serve to spur her on to greater efforts. She relishes the challenge any of her opponents represent.   “I'm a competitor. I love to win. I hate to lose. I hate losing more than I love winning,” she said after her Melbourne defeat. ......read more

    HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup First Ever 30 Goal Handicap Exhibition Match

    12 February 2019, Dubai, UAE: The HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, a 30 goal handicap Exhibition match, is the newest addition to the Polo Calendar in the UAE. The first edition will feature top-ranking players at the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club on the 15th February 2019. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, the Exhibition Match has the highest handicap level ever played in the Middle East and Asia and is expected to receive attendance from VIPs and prominent society figures. In the first exhibition match, twelve local patrons have confirmed their participation. Each team will be played by three patrons and one professional wherein its patrons will play two chukkers each. Salsabil Polo team will compete against Haafhd Polo team at 14:00: Patrons Exhibition ......read more

    Pop Star Melissa endorses Talentology 2019

    Musician to attend Grand Finale at Mushrif Mall February 12, 2019 - Dubai UAE Lebanese Pop Star Melissa will be attending the Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi on 16th February, 2019 at 6pm. Voting for twelve entrants competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative industry.  Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager of Mushrif Mall, said, “Melissa has launched successful music albums and has performed before large audiences in Dubai, Cairo, Amman and Beirut. We hope her talent and musical career will inspire our Talentology finalists this year.” The six selected entrants in the Kids Category include Tarah Retnaraj, Jasryl Mignonette Salvador, Vishnu Badrinath, Danisha Keyla Azzahra, Ella Etemovic ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists Announced for ‘Young Author' and ‘Children's Literature' Categories

    Three titles in each category contend for prizes in the 13th edition of the Award   Abu Dhabi, 11 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the shortlisted titles in the ‘Young Author’ and ‘Children’s Literature’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award.    The Young Author shortlist consists of three titles chosen from 12 longlisted books, while the Children’s Literature shortlist consists of three works selected from 10 longlisted titles.    The shortlist for the Young Author category comprises:   1. Hamam Al Dar (The Dove of the House) by Kuwaiti writer Saud Alsanousi, published by Arab Scientific Publishers – Difaf Publishing (2017). 2. Al Ma’rifa Wal Sulta (Knowledge and Power: Approaching the Worlds of ......read more

    Dua Lipa celebrates collaboration with Jaguar becoming most remixed track

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; February 11th, 2019 – Superstar singer-songwriter Dua Lipa has shared exciting news via an Instagram story that her innovative tech and music collaboration with Jaguar, to launch a unique remix of her unreleased track, ‘Want To’ (PACE Remix), has become the most remixed song of all time – with over 80,000 individual remixes created by people from 149 countries around the world. Using Jaguar’s custom-made software, Dua Lipa created an exclusive remix of her latest track, ‘Want To’ and empowered fans all over the world to create personalised remixes using their own data. Over the past four months, fans worldwide have been given the chance to create personalised remixes of ‘Want To’, through a bespoke app, which uses their Spotify streaming history to ......read more

    Deadline extended to register for first ever Dubai Corporate Sports Championship

    UAE businesses now have till February 12 to register for the ultimate corporate sports experience Dubai, February 10, 2019 – UAE companies have just one more week to sign up for Dubai’s ultimate corporate sports experience. Launched in the Year of Tolerance, and in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, the Corporate Sports Championship will put your company on the path to happiness and health in 2019. To be held on the weekend of February 22-23 at the state of the arts Swiss International Scientific School, with stunning views of Downtown and the Burj Khalifa, the Corporate Sports Championship will feature 18 different sports and activities for men, women, and mixed teams. Over two thrilling days of fun and friendly sporting competition, companies from all over the UAE will join together in sports including ......read more

    Abu dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour fifth and final leg of season 4 heads to london on 9th and 10th march

    Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns to Copper Box Arena on 9th and 10th March 2019 The Winners at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will win a combined total of $120,000 in Cash Prizes Dubai - UAE, 9th February, 2019: The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation® [UAEJJF], the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, announces the fifth and final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour season 4, to be hosted, at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK on 9th and 10th March 2019. After four successful events that exceeded expectations in Tokyo [Japan], Los Angeles [USA], Rio de Janeiro [Brazil] and Abu Dhabi [UAE], the Grand Slam promises an action packed two-day event in London to close the championship tour in style.   The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® registrations ......read more

    Special Olympics UAE athlete makes dream trip to FC Barcelona

    Dubai - UAE, Saturday 9 February 2019: Special Olympics UAE footballer and FC Barcelona super fan, Hamad Al Shehi, met footballing star Gerard Piqué at the team’s Spanish training ground last weekend. The two footballers swapped footballing tips and took pictures wearing Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 wristbands after Gerard Piqué finished a training session with the FC Barcelona team.    As well as receiving a signed football top, Hamad was also given a full tour of the stadium before watching the big match against Valencia where his favourite player, Lionel Messi, scored two goals. Hamad Al Shehi, who has Down Syndrome, was inspired to take up football by the success of FC Barcelona, his favourite team.  A talented footballer Hamad features in a recent documentary about the power of ......read more

    Seven Triathlons Challenge to put determination to the test

    Dubai-based father and son team to complete seven triathlons, across seven Emirates in seven days. #TriWithRio challenge in association with the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Communities encouraged to join #TriWithRio on the last 1km of each day across the Emirates   UAE, 9 February 2019: A father and son team will put their determination to the test as they attempt to complete seven 70.3 distance triathlons in seven days across all seven Emirates.    Held in association with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Dubai-resident Nick Watson and his son Rio, a person of determination, are taking on this challenge to raise awareness, acceptance and inclusion of people of determination.    Nick and Rio are part of ‘TeamAngelWolf’ alongside mum ......read more

    UAE Polo Team Wins the Silver Cup 2019

    09 February 2019, Dubai UAE: It was an excellent day for polo fans at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club during the Silver Cup Final 2019. Attended by His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, spectators were treated to a brilliant display of the Sport of Kings as Mahra Polo played against Zedan Polo for the Hildon Cup and the UAE Polo competed with Ghantoot Polo for the Silver Cup title and trophy. The first match had Zedan Polo team take on an early advantage with a 2.5 goal lead. The team kept their position all the way through to the fourth chukker with Amr Zedan, the team's patron, contributing 4 goals. Mahra was able to take the lead with a goal delivered by Pelayo Berazadi which resulted in a score of 8.5 - 8. Both teams dashed to score their winning goal and it was Rauli Laplacette who brought home the victory for ......read more

    MASmash Opens in Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat

    Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi event focuses on world of Arabic-language animation Abu Dhabi, 7 February 2019: HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, visited the opening of the 2019 edition of MASmash yesterday (Wednesday). She was among the many visitors to the event, organised by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) at Manarat Al Saadiyat, where they were able to meet some of the stars of Arabic-language animation as well as the shows’ creators. On Wednesday, Sammy Clark presented some of the most famous theme songs from Arab animation shows of the 1980s and 1990s. He also took part in a dialogue session with other stars behind favourite cartoon characters, including Jihad Al Atrashi, the voice actor of the Grandizer character, and ......read more

    Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup 2019 announcement

    Under the patronage of the "Mother of the Nation” and the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza, the sixth edition of FBMA International Show Jumping Cup kicks off Today February 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, Chief Executive Officer of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood "Mother of the Nation", the sixth edition of FBMA International Show Jumping Cup will be held in Al Forsan International Sports Resort starting today and concluding on Saturday, 9th February. The FBMA International Show Jumping Cup is organized by the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA), under the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin ......read more

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    Facebook to launch fact-checking program in Arabic in partnership with AFP in the Middle East and North Africa

    Dubai, UAE, 7 February 2019: Today, Facebook announced that it will be launching third-party fact-checking in Arabic, in partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) MENA. This partnership will not only help fund the fact-checking work that AFP will do on Facebook, but help them in their efforts to combat false news off the platform as well. Facebook’s new Arabic fact-checking program will begin to roll out this year with the aim to reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its platform.  As with all of Facebook's partners in the ......read more

    Google's top tips for keeping you and your family safer online

    February 6, 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  At Google, we build protection into everything we make, so our users can be confident that their personal information is secure. According to a recent survey we conducted in MENA for parents and teachers, we found that parents believe that children should learn about online safety and digital citizenship at 10 years old. The research also shows that 43% of teachers say that parents need to do more to keep kids safe online. Additionally, 85% of teachers feel that they need more resources to teach online safety to your ......read more

    Shortlist announced for 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction in Jerusalem

    A record four women make the list of six authors Third shortlisting for Iraqi Inaam Kachachi and second for Syrian Shahla Ujayli    Dubai, UAE - 6 February, 2019: Hoda Barakat, Adel Esmat, Inaam Kachachi, Mohammed Al-Maazuz, Shahla Ujayli and Kafa Al-Zou’bi have today been announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 12th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). Each of the six shortlisted authors will receive $10,000. The books were revealed by the judging panel during a press conference held at the Palestinian National Theatre – El-Hakawati in ......read more

    Dubai Culture concludes Agricultural Environment segment of Live Our Heritage Festival

    Next segment of the Festival will familiarise Global Village visitors with the marine heritage, its history and how it influenced the cultural landscape across the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2019: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, and heritage, concluded its Agricultural Environment in the UAE segment, which took place as part of the 9th edition of the Live Our Heritage Festival, one of the longest-running heritage festivals in the UAE.  Recording a remarkable presence at Global Village, the ......read more

    Top Australian to bid for dubai duty free tennis championships trophy

    February 05, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Australian No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is expected to be a strong contender for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy when play gets underway on 17th February. She climbed to a new career high of 14 after the Australian Open, following victory over then world No. 1 Simona Halep on the way to her second successive Sydney final, which was followed by a win over Maria Sharapova in Melbourne that earned her a place in the quarter-finals of her home Grand Slam. On both occasions it took the spectacular talents of Petra Kvitova to end her run.   ...read more

    Facebook Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019:  February 4th, 2019 marks the beginning of Facebook's 15th year, a day where it historically celebrated the millions of connections that happen between friends on the platform all around the world. Since its founding in 2004, friendships have always been core to what Facebook is all about and today, the hope is that everyone takes time to reflect on and celebrate those friendships. To celebrate the importance of connections with friends, starting on February 4, people on Facebook may see their Together in Friendship personalized video in their News ......read more

    Maiden WSK Win for the Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri at WSK Super Master Series

    Three Seconds between Rashid and his nearest competitor as he powers ahead of the pack to achieve victory at Adria Karting Raceway Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 5,  2019:  The talented young Emirati karting driver Rashid Al Dhaheri carried out a magnificent and convincing victory during the final of the Mini class at Adria Karting Raceway. The race culminated with Rashid surging ahead of the competition to put a huge three-second gap between himself and the pack of drivers chasing him. This decisive victory placed him first out of 86 drivers from 30 countries with Parolin ......read more

    Voting for Talentology 2019 commences

    Top twelve participants to compete for grand prize Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019:  Voting for the third edition of the annual Talentology 2019 where twelve entrants are competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative industry.  The six selected entrants in the Kids Category include Tarah Retnaraj, Jasryl Mignonette Salvador, Vishnu Badrinath, Danisha Keyla Azzahra, Ella Etemovic McKean and Charles Henry A. Llandelar.   In the Adults Category, the talents selected include the Diversity Dance Crew, ......read more

    Ferhat Kacmaz selected as judge of Queen of USSR Beauty Pageant in Dubai

    The First and Only Beauty Pageant in the UAE   Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2019: On the 8th March 2019, Dubai will host the UAE’s first beauty Pageant. The event will take place aboard the Queen Elizabeth II ship, and will feature the most beautiful and talented ladies from 15 post-USSR countries. The competition is in its 5th year running, and industry experts have been carefully selected as judges. The grueling process of selecting the right judges took months as it requires someone well-rounded in their experience and objective in their decision-making. Ferhat Kacmaz ......read more

    Momentous Victory for UAE as Abdullah Humaid wins H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W)

    February 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The UAE’s Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi with his speedy mare, ‘Cha Cha Cha 7’, was crowned the cup of Grand Prix during the second edition of H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W). The four-day event that was held in the indoor arena of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, ran alongside  an international two-star championship (CSI2*), as well as a young horses’ category for horses between 6-7 years old (CSIYH1*); a children’s category for 12–14-year-olds (CSIOCH); a junior ......read more

    Zayed Book Award Shortlist Announced for ‘Literature' and ‘Literary & Art Criticism' Categories

    Three titles in each category contend for prize in the 13th edition of the Award     Abu Dhabi, 04 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the titles that have made the shortlist for the ‘Literature’ and ‘Literary & Art Criticism’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award, following the Scientific Committee meeting last week.    The Literature shortlist consists of three titles out of 13 longlisted titles, while the Literary & Art Criticism’ shortlist consists of three out of 9 titles selected ......read more

    Dubai Culture successfully concludes the 'Night of Ideas'

    The event was held at the Etihad Museum in presence of a number of VIPs, museum directors and thought leaders and experts from across the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture); the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, in collaboration with the Institut Français in the UAE, successfully concluded the 2019 edition of the ‘Night of Ideas’, at Etihad Museum. The event, themed ‘Facing Our Time’, was attended by VIPs, including Sheikha Nawar Al Qasimi, Director of ......read more

    Chinese Ambassador at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to Commemorate Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the region’s Leading Theme Park, welcomed the Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Ni Jian, on Friday February 1st, to raise the curtain on the park’s exciting Chinese New Year celebrations. After a welcome note from Bianca Sammut, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Ambassador took part in traditional Chinese rituals such as ‘dotting of the eyes’ and ‘plucking the greens’ before the start of the entertainment program. Festivities at the Ferrari-branded theme park commenced with a ......read more

    Dubai Parks and Resorts and “Hala China” inaugurates the Chinese Festive Market at Riverland™ Dubai

    February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Ahmad AlRayyes, Chief Commercial Officer, DXB Entertainments and Jin Lei, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, inaugurated the official opening of the ‘Hala China’ Chinese Festive Market at Riverland™ Dubai,  part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East. This is the second authentic Chinese New Year celebration at Riverland™ Dubai, featuring traditional cultural performances, including ......read more

    Alpen Capital's Global Fusion concert blends Indian, Arab and Western musical styles in Dubai

    Mandolin maestro U Rajesh headlined the concert held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.    DUBAI – February 3, 2019: Masters of Indo-Arab-Western music weaved an auditory canvas of cultural harmony at Global Fusion 2019 concert hosted by Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors in Dubai. The 15th edition of Alpen Capital’s Global Fusion was presented to its clients and select invitees at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.     This year’s Global Fusion, themed ‘Splendor of Strings’, featured an eclectic set of musicians from around ......read more

    Nominations open for Sports Fingerprint Award

    New annual award honours individuals and institutions for their humanitarian work in the sports sector February 03, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE : The nominations for the inaugural Sports Fingerprint Award (Limitless Abilities), a joint initiative of the Dubai Sports Council and Watani Al Emarat Foundation, is open now and individuals and organisations, who spread positive values in society through their humanitarian initiatives in the sports sector, have until May 6 to file their papers for the honour. In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al ......read more

    Registration for NAS futsal and volleyball qualifiers to close on Tuesday

    February 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Registration for the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s futsal and volleyball qualifying will come to a close this Tuesday and the organising committee has urged interested teams to hurry or risk disappointment. The registration for the qualifying tournament, which opened on January 16, will close on February 5, but teams will have time until February 12 to register their players. The futsal qualifiers will start from February 26 at Al Manara Indoor Sports Hall in Umm Suqeim, while the volleyball qualifiers will start on March 4 at Nad Al Sheba ......read more

    Bentley Races Into Centenary Year at Bathurst

    Bathurst 12 Hour kicks off Bentley’s 2019 race season Bentley Motorsport’s fifth year in Australian endurance race Continental GT3 ready to deliver on potential in Centenary year Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  Bentley Motorsport embarks on a landmark racing campaign as the world’s most sought-after luxury car brand when it competes in the season-opening Bathurst 12 Hour for the fifth time.   The opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) signals the first competitive outing in Bentley’s centenary year for the second-generation ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria Doubles Down in Argentina With Second Win of the Season

    Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  In his second bunch sprint finish of the Vuelta a San Juan, UAE Team Emirates’ fast man Fernando Gaviria took a well-earned win, doubling his tally of 2019 victories after only four days of competitive racing. The Colombian sprinter continued his run of fine form, building on his opening stage success last Sunday.   This time, the 24-year-old saw off three-time world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) to claim the honours and close the gap on the top spot in the race for the General Classification (GC).    It was a ......read more

    Mirza Heads to Mallorca With UAETeam Emirates for His First Race of 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Emirati all-rounder, Yousif Mirza, heads to Europe with 11 of his team mates in their first set of races for the 2019 season, as they take on Challenge Mallorca, a four day competition from January 31 to February 3.   Four seven-man teams will be guided by Sports Director Marco Marzano (Italy) and Technical Assistant Paolo Tiralongo (Italy) across four different one day races:   Trofeo Ses Salines, Campos, Porreres, Felanitx (176.9km), January 31:  Fabio Aru (Italy), Alexander Kristoff (Norway), Vegard Stake Laengen (Norway), ......read more

    H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) kicks off today

    Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council - Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of Sharjah, the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) begins today. The Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, in cooperation with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF) and under the supervision of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), have organized the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup as a ......read more

    Daniah Alsaleh Announced as Winner of The Second Edition of the Ithra Art Prize,

    A Joint Initiative Between the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and Art Dubai Set Up to Support and Promote Saudi Artistic Talent Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai announce today London-based Saudi Arabian artist Daniah Alsaleh as the winner of the second edition of the Ithra Art Prize. The initiative was launched in 2017 by Ithra in partnership with Art Dubai, the aim of Ithra Art Prize is to support and promote emerging Saudi contemporary artists on a truly global platform.  All Saudi and Saudi-based ......read more

    World's First Female Only Trampoline Park Is a Hit With Riyadh Ladies

    BOUNCE Rawdah has witnessed 30 million jumps in its first month, resulting in more than 10 million calories being burnt.   January 30, 2019:   The female community of Riyadh are swarming into the world’s first ladies only trampoline park and have embraced a fun, new fitness trend.   BOUNCE Rawdah opened its doors to the public in December, following a special launch night, and has witnessed over 30 million jumps and 10 million carbs being burnt in its first month.   The trampoline park and entertainment group, which was endorsed by the GEA shortly before ......read more

    LEGOLAND® Dubai lights up this February to celebrate Chinese New Year

    Ring in the Lunar New Year with a special LEGO® mosaic building activity, a wishing wall and themed dishes for the entire family from 5-16 February 2019 Dubai, 29 January 2019 –   LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, will put the light in ‘delightful’ this February, as it sets the stage to usher in the Lunar New Year with a number of festive activities for the entire family to enjoy. From 5 – 16 February 2019, families can celebrate one of the oldest festivals in the world ......read more

    Prometheus Medical to assist with critical medical support for 7,500 athletes at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:   The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has signed a partnership with Prometheus Medical as Official Supplier, that will ensure crucial access to medical support for People of Determination at the upcoming World Games.  A British corporation with regional headquarters in the UAE, Prometheus Medical has extensive experience in the field that has seen them become a leading provider of knowledge transfer, capability development and train-and-equip programs.  As the designated medical ......read more

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