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    Over 600 Volunteers Required to Help Stage Special Olympics UAE Games

    • Over 600 volunteers are required to help stage the UAE Games  • The UAE Games will take place from 19 – 22 March 2020 at NYUAD • More than 650 athletes of determination with intellectual disabilities are expected to participate in the UAE Games  • People of Determination are encouraged to sign up as volunteers    UAE, 24 February 2020: Special Olympics UAE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirati Marshals to help recruit more than 600 volunteers to help stage the first-ever Special Olympics UAE Games from 19 – 22 March at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), this year.    Over 600 volunteers will be required across areas including sports, health, delegations and non-sports events as Abu Dhabi hosts the first-ever UAE Games. ......read more

    AllSaints Launches ME Sessions Competition to Support Dubai's Emerging Musical Talent

    Three weeks of live performances are coming to the British fashion house’s Mall of the Emirates store   Dubai, UAE, 24 February 2020:   Premium British fashion house AllSaints today announced a major launchpad for local musicians and bands with the arrival of AllSaints ME Sessions - a platform for promising up-and-coming bands to capture new fans and earn free studio time with a Dubai-based producer. For a chance to be shortlisted, artists are encouraged to upload videos of their music to the dedicated AllSaints microsite during the submission period of 16 February to 7 March. The line-up will be announced on 12 March, with public voting commencing soon after.  For three consecutive Fridays from 20 March to 3 April, AllSaints - a brand that has carved out an identity for high-end indie-inspired lines ......read more

    FireEye - Statement on Russian Cyber Attacks to Country of Georgia

    “The attacks in Georgia which were just attributed to Sandworm, the Russian actor behind NotPetya and the blackouts in Ukraine, are con sistent with their prior behavior. Attacks on media are a regular feature of Sandworm campaigns. Prior to the first blackout in Ukraine, they took media offline during their election there.   It’s very notable that Sandworm has been finally officially tied to GRU Unit 74455, confirming our prior analysis that it is one of the two GRU units that collaborated in 2016 election interference. In addition to the election interference, Ukraine blackouts, and the NotPetya incidents, we believe the organization was behind an attack on the Pyeongchang Olympics. Notably, they have not been publicly admonished for their attempt to disrupt the Games, and we are concerned that the actors will target ......read more

    Maserati MC20: The Name of the New Super Sports Car of the Trident Brand is Announced

    • MC20 means Maserati Corse 2020 and celebrates that the Brand will return to racing. • The super sports car is the first model of the new Maserati Era and it will debut by the end of May in Modena. • The MC20, developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti Plant in Modena.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 23, 2020:  The eagerly-anticipated Maserati super sports car will be named MC20. The car was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the historical plant in Viale Ciro Menotti and will have its worldwide debut at the end of May in Modena.   MC20 underlines the sporting credentials of the new model: MC is the acronym of Maserati Corse and 20 refers to 2020, the year which marks the start of a new phase in Maserati’s ......read more

    MC20: The Name of the New Maserati Super Sports Car Climbs Aboard the Maserati Multi 70

    • The logo of the new model appears on the mainsail of the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran: today the world discovers the name of the new Maserati super sports car in an unconventional way. • Maserati MC20 and Maserati Multi 70 are linked by the same know-how in aerodynamics, technological innovation and performance, developed at the Innovation Lab in Modena. • MC20 will be presented in Modena in May.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 23, 2020:   Maserati has chosen the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran and Giovanni Soldini’s Team to tell the world the name of its new super sports car, developed, engineered and 100% built in Italy.   Today, the trimaran set sail in the Caribbean Sea for routine training in the run-up to the RORC Caribbean 600 Race. Unexpectedly, when the sails were ......read more

    Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Crowns the Winners of the International Ladies Category on the Final Day of the 7th FBMA International Show Jumping Cup

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 February 2020:   The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, attended the final day of the 7th Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy’s (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup, where he crowned the grand prix winners of the International Ladies category (CSI2*), presented by Longines.  HE crowned Sara Hussein Saleh Al Armouti from Jordan as the winner of the first place, Nadia Abdul Aziz Taryam from the UAE as the winner of the second place, and Anita Annika Sande from Norway as the winner of the third place. In addition to HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the last day of the cup was attended by key figures, including: Jabr Al Suwaidi, General Manager of Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi; Major General Dr. Ahmed Naser Al Raisi, President of the UAE ......read more

    Simona Halep and Elena Rybakina To Contest Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final

    February 21, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:  Top seed and former champion Simona Halep will face Dubai debutant Elena Rybakina in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday after both won straight-set but contrasting semi-final victories. Halep, who will be attempting to reclaim the trophy she won in 2015, ended the run of qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-2 6-0, and Rybakina overcame eighth seed Petra Martic 7-6 (5) 7-6 (2).   While both Rybakina and Brady have made headlines by ousting seeded favourites during the week, Martic had quietly reached the semi-final by winning all three of her matches in straight sets. She also had a point to win each set in the semi-final. but a tenacious Rybakina fought her way out of trouble both times. Martic led 5-3 in the 1st set and held a set point at 5-4, and in the second set ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Stars Surprise Abu Dhabi School Children Ahead of UAE Tour

    United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020:   Alexander UAE Team Emirates riders Fernando Gaviria and Maximiliano Richeze took time out of their busy pre - UAE Tour schedule to visit Wales School in Abu Dhabi who have been participating in the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy.  The star riders were joined by 120 enthusiastic students as they got involved in a series of coaching activities and a Q & A session.    Team Manager, Matxin Fernandez said “every year we revisit the UAE and see more and more youngsters on their bikes and interested in cycling, which is fantastic to see. The youth academy is going from strength to strength and with the recent strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, we’re creating a clear development pathway from grassroots level to competitive level cycling ......read more

    Simona Halep Survives a Thriller At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020:    Top seed Simona Halep survived a gallant challenge from Ons Jabeur on Wednesday, fighting off a match point before claiming a 1-6 6-2 7-6 (7) victory and a place in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Australian Open finalist and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza was also stretched by qualifier Veronika Kudermetova before emerging with a 7-5 4-6 6-4 victory, while second seed Karolina Pliskova enjoyed a more comfortable 6-1 6-2 win over Kristina Mladenovic.   The outcome of the enthralling battle between Halep and Jabeur hung in the balance until the very last ball, with Halep leading 4-1 in the final set and Jabeur serving for victory at 6-5 and holding a match point at 7-6 in the tiebreak, before Halep secured victory on her ......read more

    Comment on 'Ghadan 21'

    Peter Haugaard, Head of People, Performance and Culture, KPMG Lower Gulf   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2020:   KPMG is proud to be associated with Ghadan 21, as we are committed to support the development of national talent and help realize Abu Dhabi’s vision of shaping the future through a knowledge-based economy.   To fulfill this, KPMG developed the Pre-Audit Qualification Training (PAQT) framework together with the Human Resources Authority (HRA) and Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA). The program aims to provide young UAE nationals with training and guidance, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the audit profession in the private and public sector, and to contribute to the growth and development of the local economy. This program is now expanding to ......read more

    Rashid Claims Big Karting Victory in Italy On Ladder to F1

    Sulayem says young Emirati shows the talent MENA region has to develop into world champions    Dubai, UAE, 17th February, 2020:  Young Emirati karting ace Rashid Al Dhaheri has added to his reputation as one of the Arab world’s rising motor sport stars with a brilliant victory in the prestigious 25th Winter Cup in Lonato, Italy. The 11-year old, chasing his dream to become a Formula One driver, produced a superb performance to clinch the Mini Rok title in a field of 64 drivers at the famous South Garda Karting circuit. In the 12-lap final he shrugged off a powerful challenge from top young Russian drivers Dimtiry Matveev and German Foteev to advance his superb winning record in Italy. More than 300 drivers from 47 countries were in action at the weekend in the season-opening Winter Cup in Lonato, which ......read more

    Rashed Denied Second Win as Kuwaiti Star Lands Home Victory

    World champion Al Mulla tops again as Emirati teenager Salman grabs best finish yet        Kuwait City, Kuwait, 16th February, 2020:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer was denied back-to-back victories in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today by another dramatic twist in the opening round of the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   The Emirati rider, who won the previous day’s first Runabout GP1 moto from pole position, made another superb start to moto two and held a comfortable lead from Kuwait’s Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq before being halted by mechanical problems on the eighth of 18 laps.   Four-time world champion Abdulrazzaq went on to win by 28.81 seconds from last year’s championship runner up, Denmark’s Marcus Jorgensen, with reigning world ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi Riders Grab Double Triumph On Dramatic Race Day in Kuwait

    Al Tayer secures convincing victory to launch Runabout GP1 title bid as world champion Al Mulla shrugs off injury to win again       February 15, 2020:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer powered his way to an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today to launch his title challenge in the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   The Emirati rider followed up his first pole position success in the series 24 hours earlier by winning the opening Runabout GP1 moto of the season in convincing style on a dramatic day of racing.   Team Abu Dhabi’s second victory of the day arrived from reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla who took the first moto less than a month after breaking his right shoulder in training, having missed the previous day’s ......read more

    Tsitsipas Ready to Launch Another Bid for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 13, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:   The most exciting new star to arrive on the ATP Tour in recent years is ready to make his second bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title. Stefanos Tsitsipas arrived in Dubai a year ago as a budding superstar after upsetting Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Although Federer avenged that defeat in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final to claim his eighth Dubai crown and the 100th singles title of his career, Tsitsipas overcame Federer again in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London before going on to win one of the biggest prizes in the sport with victory over Dominic Thiem. “The rise of Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last year has been astonishing,” said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free. “His performances ......read more

    Artezaar to Collaborate With The J Café at JYSK to Promote UAE-based Artists

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 12, 2020:   Online art gallery Artezaar.com has teamed up with The J Café at JYSK store to create an exclusively curated selection of artworks by locally based artists. The partnership aims to drive the region’s emerging art scene and make affordable art accessible to everyone.   Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2020 – Locally based artists in the UAE have a new platform to exhibit their artwork as Artezaar.com online art gallery and The J Café at JYSK partner to make affordable art more accessible. The collaboration sees The J Café store in JYSK, Umm Suqeim become home to an extensive gallery of artworks, all painted in the UAE by locally based artists. “Our artists are the soul of Artezaar. Being artists ourselves, we love collaborating with fellow artists and ......read more

    Jaguar Land Rover on Tour Sheikh Hamdan's Falcons Dominate Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry To Mark Two Years of Carbon Neutral O

    Crown Prince gives prize to second placers   Dubai, 12 February 2020:    The falcons by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, dominated the Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), on Tuesday at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area.    Elite falconers from across the UAE joined in the competition and Sheikh Hamdan’s birds named ‘Youth’ and ‘Shayboub’ topped the races in the Jirnas (falcons over one year old) classification.   In a generous move, the Crown of Prince of Dubai gave the prize money to the second placers.  The gesture was seen as an inspiring motivation for falconers to continue excelling in ......read more

    Union Coop to Sponsor the FAZZA Championships for People of Determination 2020

    For the second year, Union Coop is among the list of ‘diamond’ sponsors of FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination 2020   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE ‘Union Coop’ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Club for People of Determination, under which the Union Coop sponsors the ‘FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination’ for the second year in a row. The move highlights Union Coop’s keenness to support the event morally and financially, to achieve an integrated society.  The MoU is signed by Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Director of Operations division, Union Coop on behalf of the CEO and Mr. Majed Abdullah Alosaimi, Executive Managing Director at the Dubai Club for ......read more

    Ortendahl Makes Team Abu Dhabi Debut in Kuwait as Al Mulla Launches Bid for Third World Title

    Swedish star targets fourth aquabikes crown    10 February, 2020:   Emma-Nellie Ortendahl makes her Team Abu Dhabi debut in next weekend’s Grand Prix of Kuwait with her sights set firmly on a fourth Ski Ladies GP1 title in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.   Sweden’s golden girl of aquabike racing teams up for the first time with reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla, Runabout GP1 contender Rashed Al Tayer and Ski GP1 rider Salman Al Awadhi in the opening round of 2020 season.   Ortendahl, who has initially signed a 12-month contract with Team Abu Dhabi, but this is expected to develop into a long-term relationship.   “We want to give her the opportunity to win many more world titles, and the whole team is happy to have her on board to ......read more

    Plans for Motor Sport's First Talent Development Model to Be Unveiled at Fia Mena Congress in Muscat

    Sulayem says sport faces survival issue and must do more to draw steady flow of young drivers    Dubai, UAE, 10 February, 2020:  Plans to launch motor sport’s first talent development model will be unveiled at the FIA Sport Regional Congress for the Middle East and North Africa which began in Muscat today (Monday). The initiative is designed to reinforce efforts to attract a steady flow of young people into motor sport, which FIA regional Vice President for Sport, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, says is facing a survival issue. Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO), has commissioned a study into the challenge faced by motor sport worldwide to bring in young talent in order to preserve its future. It will be presented at the congress, to be attended by FIA President Jean Todt and ......read more

    Tadej Pogačar Wins the Vuelta Valenciana

    Kristoff 4th in final sprint in Valencia as Pogačar takes overall       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:  After a winning display on stage 4 on the steep climb to Altea, Tadej Pogačar has cemented his victory in the Vuelta Valenciana (2.1).   With a relatively short final stage of 97.7 kilometres, it was destined to be a day for the sprinters. In the final kilometres UAE Team Emirates were active at the front with even race leader Pogačar pulling on the front in support of Alexander Kristoff. Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck Quick Step) proved quickest in the dash for the line with Kristoff just behind in 4th.   This result from Pogačar marks the 7th victory of the season for the UAE squad who will now turn their attention to the Tour Colombia 2.1 ......read more

    Kim Clijsters To Begin Her Comeback at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    February 09, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE:   Tennis legend Kim Clijsters has chosen the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships hosting the WTA Tour to begin her eagerly awaited comeback to the game.   The 36-year-old, who surprised the tennis world late last year when she announced an intent to return to tennis seven years after playing her last match at the 2012 US Open, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2017. She has never competed in Dubai before, and is thrilled to finally join the stellar cast competing for the trophy.   “I am really excited to be getting back to the match court. I know it’s a special anniversary for the Dubai Duty Free Championships so it’s an honour to be making my return to the game and debut in Dubai at the same time. I ......read more

    Kuwait Lands UAE Aquabikes Pro' Victory as Hammadi Secures Double Title Success

    8th February, 2020:    Kuwait’s Mohammed Bou Rabei powered his way to a Runabout GP1 victory in heat two of the UAE International Aquabikes Championship as Emirati Ahmed Al Hammadi secured a double title success. With 82 riders competing in front of almost 3,000 spectators on the shore of Al-Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, Bou Rabei won the professional category, one of 11 classes overall, ahead of Mohammed Al-Baz and Youssef Al-Abd Al-Razzaq. Al Hammadi secured the Sky Junior GP3.3 title from Saeed Al Awadi and Suhail Al Hammadi, and followed up with victory in the Runabout GP4 class ahead of Kuwaiti Ahmed Al Khudhari and Saud Youssef.  Staged by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), the event saw Frenchman Raphael Morin take the honours in Runabout GP2, beating Stefan Duliac ......read more

    The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Celebrates Young Winners of the 2020 OUP Story Writing Competition.

    Dubai, 8 February 2020:    The  talented young winners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition  were honoured today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (4-9 February 2020)  in a special prize-giving ceremony.  The annual competition is a fixture of the academic calendar with more than 3000 students from the UAE sending in their entries this year. The competition runs in Arabic and in English and is divided into age-specific categories: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-25. Each winner received a book containing their original short stories and a winner’s plaque. Presenting the awards at the ceremony were 2020 Festival authors  Sara- Jane Arbury, Fiona Ross and Rania Zaghir.   The theme for the competition was ‘Tomorrow’. “This really ......read more

    Calling All Families in UAE: Global Village Presents Kids Fest

    Favourite characters Ben and Holly, Angry Birds, Chhota Bheem, PJ Masks and Globo take over the park until 22 February   Dubai, UAE, 8 February 2020:   Families can head to Global Village this month for Season 5 of ‘Kids Fest’ from 6 – 22 February, and enjoy perfect weather at every child’s favourite place to be.  At the world’s leading multi-cultural festival-park’s Kids Fest, characters from favourite shows spring to life. Kids can take part in a sing or dance-a-long at the specially-created live theatre shows, starring Chhota Bheem, Angry Birds, PJ Masks, Ben and Holly and Global Village’s own Globo. Kids are also invited to take part in high energy Bollywood and Hip Hop dance workshops.  Young guests can also enjoy giant board games such as ......read more

    Competition Heightens as Fazza Championship for Youlah Enters Semifinal Round

    Dubai, 6 February 2020:   The final four Yuweels (Youlah performers) have been announced and the Golden Square is now complete as the competition at the Fazza Championship for Youlah has intensified entering the semifinal round.   The annual heritage sport, which is now on its 20th year, has seen participation not just from UAE nationals but also performers from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Libya. Issa Mahamas Al-Ahbabi and Juma Obaid Al Ali were the last two to qualify in the semifinal rounds. Al-Ahbabi gave a strong performance and scored a perfect mark of 50 points after successfully throwing his rifle high enough to reach the required height four times while Al Ali also delighted the crowd, composed mainly of young Arabs, with his confidence in performing the drills.  Former Junior ......read more

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    Belonging to soon be unveiled at NYU Abu Dhabi

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    Abu Dhabi's Top 14 Teams from UAE Schools and Streets Cups Make it to National Semi-Finals at du Football Champions

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    Middle East's First Interschool Esports Tournament to Be Held in Dubai on February 21 & 22

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    Omeir Lands Another Wakeboard Win As Rising Stars Share Limeligtht

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    Omeir Aims for Back to Back Wakeboard Wins

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    Fakhr Al Ajyal Falconry Championship launches a new category With the directions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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    World Art Dubai Expands Its Palette for 2020 Edition

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    Lucas Herbert wins the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic

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    Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic Ready To Defend Their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Titles

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    UAE TEAM EMIRATES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH ABU DHABI CYCLING CLUB

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    Spend Time in Nature with Budget-friendly Activities with QiDZ

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    Fernando Gaviria Leads UAE Team Emirates at Vuelta a San Juan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   Fernando Gaviria will kick start his season in Argentina at the Vuelta a San Juan on 26th January as he aims to add to his record of five stage wins in the 2.Pro ranked event.   The sprinter will be in good company as fellow South American and Argentine local Maximiliano Richeze will be back at his service as the last man in the lead out train this season. The seven-stage event will also see Brandon McNulty make his UAE Team Emirates debut as the team’s designated GC leader.     Sports Directors ......read more

    Young Emirati falconers fly high at Fazza Championship for Falconry

    Dubai, 21 January 2020:   The future of Emirati heritage sport is bright as falconers, as young as five years old, proved their mettle at the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Juniors Category, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) over the weekend at Al Ruwayyah desert area.   Eight races were held and at least 220 birds saw action as the youngsters proudly carried the falcons on their arms before releasing them for the competition. The annual competition for junior falconers also capped off the Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, which ......read more

    Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Celebrates 20th Anniversary of WTA Tennis Thrills

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is celebrating 20 years of the WTA tournament this year. From that first exciting year, the tournament has always attracted the very best and it was fitting that the first champion would be the world number one, Martina Hingis. See below for a full round-up since then.  ...read more

    Emirati Stars Shine in 2020 Dubai O-plate

    Champions Crowned at Dubai Kartdrome    Dubai, UAE, 19 January 2020:   Superstars of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) racing scene challenged some of the best kart racers in the world and came out on top in the 2020 Dubai O-Plate this weekend (17-18 January) at Dubai Kartdrome.   2020 IAME X30 Shifter Dubai O-Plate Champion The Al Qubaisi family has been making a lot of news in motorsport in the last week, with Hamda Al Qubaisi claiming pole position in the opening round of the F4UAE Championship, Khaled Al Qubaisi’s Black Falcon Team winning the ......read more

    New Dsf Challenge #dsfturns25 Rewards Festival Goers for Most Innovative, Creative and Memorable Social Media Posts

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:    As Dubai residents and visitors continue to embrace everything on offer for the milestone 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF); a new competition has launched!  The #DSFTurns25 challenge will reward members of the public who share their DSF moments using #DSFturns25 in celebration of the biggest festival to date. Recognising that it is the people who live in Dubai and the tourists who visit the city that make DSF so memorable and significant each year, the DSF Hashtag Challenge was created to highlight the voice of ......read more

    Emirati brothers Al Ketbi dominate preliminary Camel Marathon races

    Dubai, 19 January 2020:  Emirati camel rider Yahya Al Malai Al-Ketbi duplicated the achievement of his brother, Khamis Ali Saeed Al Malai Al Ketbi, by dominating the second preliminary race of the 5th National Day Camel Marathon held at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track on Friday.   Organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in cooperation with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, the National Day Camel Marathon is held annually in conjunction with the Arabian Camel Festival under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin  Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown ......read more

    UAE Falconers League Kick Starts Competition with 10 teams in Al Ruwayyah

    Dubai, 16 January 2020:    Ten teams from across the Emirates participated in the inaugural UAE Falconers League competitions, which kicked off on Wednesday at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area.   Organised jointly by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) and Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE Falconers League will have a total of nine rounds that will run until February 19 between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.   Rounds 2, 3 and 4 will be held on January 28, 29 and 30 in Abu Dhabi before the falconry championship returns to Al Ruwayyah in Dubai for Rounds 5, 6 and 7 ......read more

    UAE TEAM EMIRATES KICK OFF 2020 SEASON IN AUSTRALIA

    The 2020 UCI WorldTour gets underway with the Tour Down Under in less than a week’s time. The UAE Team Emirates riders will face just over 900km of racing and more than 12,000km of climbing. Key general classification stages include stage 2 to Stirling, with its uphill finish, an even stiffer uphill finish in Paracombe on stage 3, and then the final finish atop Willunga Hill. Philipsen won stage 5 last year in unique circumstances so could be the man to watch this time around.   Sports Director Allan Peiper will lead the following riders: - PHILIPSEN Jasper (Belgium)  - ......read more

    Emiratis deepen their love for falconry

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020:    Individual Emirati falconers have demonstrated their skills in breeding champion falcons in the General Public category of the ongoing Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah. The competitions have witnessed the participation of GCC falconers as well as teams from the Sheikhs categories.    Hundreds of birds have competed in the General Public category reserved for individual falcon breeders and owners at the annual heritage sport organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) that will run until January 16 at ......read more

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