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    Victory Team confident of total assault in GP of Portimao

    Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  Led by four-time defending world champion Alex Carella, Dubai’s Victory Team stayed confident of an all-out assault for the opening round of the 2018 UIM F1H2O World Championship in Portimao, Portugal. Pushed into third and fourth on the start grid by Team Abu Dhabi going into the main race, both Alex Carella and Ahmed Al Hameli stayed confident they could even end up on the podium with a little bit of luck. “The more time I spend in the boat, the more confident I feel about this new boat,” Alex Carella said after the BRM Qualifying session at the Grand Prix of Portimao in Portugal. “I am confident we can both climb to the top of the standings as we keep getting better and better with each minute spent inside the new boats. Everything has been going as per plans and ......read more

    Etihad Museum Launches ‘Teachers Pack' In Celebration of International Museums Day

    Enhancing the museum’s position as a key educational and knowledge sharing centre in partnership with the Ministry of Education and KHDA Launching the pack is aligned with this year’s International Museum’s Day theme: ‘Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics’  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 May 2018:   Etihad Museum, an entity managed by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched a ‘Teachers Pack’ as part of the educational programmes to celebrate International Museums Day. This year, the international occasion falls on 18th May and will take place under the theme ‘Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics’.   Dubai Culture partnered ......read more

    Defending champions Surprise stunned in NAS Volleyball opener

    DUBAI – Surprise, they never saw it coming. Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2018:  The reigning NAS Volleyball champions, boasting two of the world’s top spikers in their ranks and high on confidence, were expected to open their 2018 Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament campaign with a win against F3 ‘A’. Instead, Surprise were stunned 3-2, despite a fightback from 0-2 down.  In the deciding fifth set, the two teams went toe-to-toe until 7-7, but then F3 ‘A’ started inching ahead to eventually prevail 25-20, 25-17, 14-25, 13-25, 15-12 in an engrossing battle that lasted an hour and 55 minutes. In the second volleyball match of the night, F3 scored a 3-0 (29-27, 25-15, 25-23) win over Leader Sport. “Surprise are the champions from 12 months ago and they also have two of the world’s best ......read more

    Victory Team to mount challenge for F1 crown this weekend

    Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2018:  Dubai’s Victory Team will be mounting their most serious challenge for a maiden F1 world title with a two-boat strategy when a total of 19 drivers take to the waters at this weekend’s (May 18-20) Grand Prix of Portimao in Portugal. Several teams have made changes this season with four-time world champion Alex Carella joining Ahmed Al Hameli for the Victory Team, while the Poland’s Bartek Marszalek has teamed up with Norwegian Marit Strømøy in the Emirates Racing Team. Three-time World Champion and last year’s Portugal race winner Philippe Chiappe will continue to head the CTIC F1 Shenzhen China Team, while last year’s race runner-up Sami Selio and Filip Roms will be hoping for a better fortune this year in their Mad-Croc Baba Racing Team. Germany’s Mike ......read more

    Lexus sweeps two podium finishes at round two of 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT 500 series

    Lexus LC 500 demonstrates its prowess on the track in second race of the season, taking four of the top five positions   Dubai, UAE – 17 May 2018:  Extending its stunning performance at the 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT 500 series, Lexus claimed two podium finishes in the second round of the GT500 class held recently at Fuji Speedway. The No. 39 Lexus LC 500 DENSO KOBELCO SARD, co-piloted by Heikki Kovalainen and Sho Tsuboi, finished second, while the No. 38 Lexus LC 500 ZENT CERUMO, driven by Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura, scored third place in the closely-fought 500-km race.    “I congratulate the teams on their outstanding performance. These podium finishes add to our proven track record in motorsports. The DNA from our racing products trickles down to our production vehicles, helping us ......read more

    Al Ain FC Confirmed as UAE Host Team for Fifa Club World Cup UAE 2018

    The Boss Joins the Club!  Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018:  Al Ain FC Chairman His Excellency Ghanem Mubarak Al Hejari promises Arabian Gulf League champions will make the UAE proud against continental kings from across the globe Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Wednesday, 16 May 2018: Al Ain FC have been confirmed as the second qualifier for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018, with the tournament’s hosts determined to put on a show against the big names of world club football this December.   The recently-crowned Arabian Gulf League (AGL) champions, nicknamed ‘The Boss’, join North and Central American CONCACAF champions C. D. Guadalajara in securing their spot in FIFA’s annual showcase to crown the best club side on the planet. Al Ain FC and C. D. Guadalajara will be joined by the ......read more

    Aru Impressed with Team Spirit as Italian Champion Secures Top Ten Finish

    Dubai, UAE | UAE Team Emirates – Wednesday 17 May 2018   UAE Team Emirates’ Fabio Aru secured a top 10 finish in what was a thrilling day of racing at the Giro d’Italia. Working closely with his teammates, Marco Marcato and Diego Ulissi, the trio managed to avoid the effects of a late crash which occured at the front of the peloton, with Aru crossing the line just 27 seconds behind the stage winner – a result which puts the Italian National Champion into the top 10 of the General Classification (GC).    Stage 11 offered a chance for the all-rounders to gain the extra seconds as the peloton tackled a rolling course that saw a number of breakaway attempts foiled by the main group. With 143km to go, an eight-man breakaway managed to build up a short gap from the peloton, but were ......read more

    Facebook Launches Youth Portal, a Central Place for Teens

    The Facebook Youth Portal and our Ongoing Work with Teens By Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety and Karuna Nain, Global Policy Programs Manager    Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2018:  It's important that teens can use Facebook in the ways that matter to them while having access to the information and tools they need to keep their information protected and themselves safe. Today we're excited to launch our Youth Portal, a central place for teens looking for answers and inspiration about Facebook. The site is available on desktop and mobile in 60 languages across the world and includes:  Information on how to safely get the most out of popular Facebook products such as Pages, Groups, Events, and Profile A “Peer Voices” section with first person accounts from teens about how they are using ......read more

    Emaar Entertainment Marks the ‘Year of Zayed' this Ramadan by Celebrating the Values of the UAE's Founding Father

    All leisure attractions of Emaar Entertainment to highlight one noble value of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan throughout the Holy Month and Eid Values of Tolerance, Co-existence, Faith, Education and Vision to be highlighted  May 16, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Emaar Entertainment is marking the ‘Year of Zayed’ this Holy Month of Ramadan through a unique tribute that celebrates the values of the nation’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.    Joining the nation in celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed, Emaar Entertainment has attributed a core value to each of its attractions with the goal of building these values in the minds of the people and encouraging them to uphold them.    Accordingly, KidZania® Dubai will communicate the ......read more

    UAE Shooting and Archery Federation Unveils its Official Corporate Logo

    The Federation organises the “Year of Zayed Shotgun Championship 2018” and forms its new board of directors through to 2020 [Al Ain- United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018] – The UAE Shooting and Archery Federation unveiled its new official corporate logo at a press conference held in Al Ain yesterday. The event was on the sidelines of launching the “Year of Zayed Shotgun Championship 2018”, attracting a number of dignitaries plus representatives of local and international media. Organized by the UAE Shooting and Archery Federation, the Championship was launched on Friday 11 May on the fields of Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club. More than 40 competitors representing different clubs and sports bodies will take part in different tournament events scheduled to conclude on May 14. “We have ......read more

    Saint-Gobain announces the winners of the 14th edition of its MultiComfort House Students Contest

    Dubai, UAE, May 15, 2018:  Saint-Gobain presented the awards for the international final of its 14th MultiComfort House Students Contest following the competition held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) chaired by Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint-Gobain group, and Mr. Dawood AbdulRahman Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality. Created in 2004, the objective of Saint-Gobain’s students contest is to develop a project based on the principles of the Multi-Comfort concept: an optimum indoor environment ensuring the right level of fresh air, thermal, visual and acoustic comfort provided in a sustainable and energy efficient manner. The task for the 14th international edition of the Saint-Gobain’s MultiComfort House Students Contest, developed in close collaboration with ......read more

    OMEGA Welcomes Sailing Sensations Peter Burling and Blair Tuke as Brand Ambassadors

    May 14, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: OMEGA is proud to announce that Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have joined the brand as its newest sailing ambassadors. Peter and Blair are two of the world’s most successful young sailors. As crewmates of Emirates Team Zealand in 2017, the two Kiwis lifted the famous America’s Cup, a moment that also positioned Burling - then aged 26 - as the youngest winning helmsman in the competition’s history. Four years earlier in 2013, they were both winners of the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, in which Burling was also the skipper. Proud to welcome the two young sailors into the OMEGA family, Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA, praised Burling and Tuke for their "drive to succeed at the highest level" and went on to say that "Peter and Blair are both ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Continue Giro Pursuit With Aru in Top 15 Standings

    Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Fabio Aru, now 15th in the General Classification (GC), lost time following Stage nine of the Giro d’Italia. The Italian National Champion, who finished 24th, battled hard on today’s 225km route – the first 100km played out on the flat, whilst the second half saw the peloton tackle steep climbs and finish atop the brutal Gran Sasso d’Italia. The race was won by pink jersey wearer, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott).   Commenting on his performance, Aru said: “It has been a difficult day for me. I could not keep up with the pace of the other riders on the final climb. I didn’t have a good feeling so the result was not what I had hoped, and I’m not happy about it. These things can happen during the period of 21 days, it is part of our ......read more

    Victory Team prepares for a grand season ahead

    Dubai-based team to participate in Class 1, F1, F2, F4 and Aquabikes Championships this season Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2018:  The Dubai-based Victory Team has eased into its final preparations to mount a multi-pronged challenge in the international world of watersports this season. As per the calendar prepared by the Jebel Ali-based set-up, Victory Team will be participating in the Class 1, Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 4 in the world of powerboat racing, while also making its debut on the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship through multi-world champion Kevin Reiterer. Even though Victory Team made its offshore powerboat racing debut in 1986, it wasn’t until 1992 that it made an actual entry as a guest with two boats. The impact was huge with the Victory Team boats taking the first and second positions in both the ......read more

    Uae Team Emirates Head to the USA, as Kristoff & Mirza Look for Gold in Golden State

    Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates continue their UCI World Tour this week, with European Champion Alexander Kristoff captaining a team heading for the Tour of California (13-19 May). The Norwegian goes into the tour in fine form having picked up his first win in UAE colours at Eschborn-Frankfurt. He is supported by the UAE National Champion, Yousif Mirza who is also going through somewhat of a purple patch, after a series of victories in the UAE and Asia, as well as picking up a recent UAE sporting recognition award.   Joining the duo will be teammates: Anass Ait El Abdia, Sven Erik Bystrom, Filippo Ganna, Kristijan Durasek and Edward Ravasi.    Commenting on the upcoming race, Kristoff said: “I hope to take at least one stage win like I did in 2016. I am well-trained and I feel ready to ......read more

    Aru Gets Top 10 Finish for UAE Team Emirates at the Summit of Mount Etna

    Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’s Fabio Aru fought hard up one of the tour’s most challenging climbs today, earning a well-deserved 9th place finish. The impressive ride also pushed the Italian Champion higher up the General Classification (GC) standings, and he now sits in 10th position, just 1:12 behind the race leader.   The 169km route was designed for climbers and featured the first summit finish of the Giro. Starting in Catlanissetta, the race moved through the middle of Sicily as it made its way to Mount Etna, with a number of punchy inclines along the way. After an hour of cycling a group of 28 riders kicked, with UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi, Jan Polanc and Manuele Mori going up the road with the breakaway and keeping the peloton at bay until the foot of Mount ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center honours winners in Fourth edition of "Al Mutwasef" competition

    Students, teachers and parents compete in Emirati proverbs Dubai, May 10, 2018:   Under the patronage and supervision of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), winners of the fourth edition of the Al Mutwasef competition ceremony was held today, Wednesday 9th of May, at Abu Hanifa Boys School in Al Quoz, Dubai.   The competition tagline was inspired by the words of the UAE's Founding Father, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who said: “Whoever has no past has neither present nor future.”   Al Mutwasef is an educational initiative by HHC that promotes the Emirati heritage. The competition, organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Abu Hanifa Boys School is inspired by the work of the Emirati author Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook who compiled, ......read more

    Over 1100 UAE children test their minds at mental math competition

    UAE students shine at the National Abacus Championships The 15th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition saw students use their brains faster than a calculator Children attempt to solve 200 Maths sums in mere 8 minutes May 6, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Agility of mind was tested to the core as hundreds of nimble-minded, quick thinking youngsters took on the challenge of mental arithmetic at the 15th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2018. The contest tested over 1100 children on their arithmetic skills, involved answering a whopping 200 math problems in a matter of mere 8 minutes.  In all, 242 children from across UAE within the age bracket of 6 years to 13 years won under various categories in the high-intensity, mentally stimulating contest, out of which 9 children bagged ......read more

    The Spirit of Ramadan Builds up at LEGOLAND® Dubai

    LEGOLAND® Dubai shares light and joy for families this Ramadan in partnership with the Beacon of Hope initiative The theme park is set to welcome guests with new opening hours, activities and Ramadan Nights Iftar ticket  Dubai, 2 May 2018 –  Ramadan is set to bring joy and rewards in equal measure to LEGOLAND® Dubai. The theme park welcomes families to celebrate with special offers, new opening hours, activities, as well as a newly announced partnership with Beacon of Hope, a non-profit initiative founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.    Back by popular demand is the awesome building experience at MINILAND, which invites guests to build traditional Ramadan lanterns out of LEGO bricks. This year however, LEGOLAND Dubai is set to partner with Beacon of Hope to ......read more

    King Kristoff! Fourth Eschborn – Frankfurt Title Puts Norwegian Into the Record Books

    Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff reigned supreme at Eschborn-Frankfurt and in doing so, claimed his fourth consecutive title at the historical one day race in Germany. His dominant show of strength not only earned him a top podium position, but also a place in cycling’s record books. The European Champion has now won the UCI World Tour race more times than any other rider and can add this victory to the stage wins he achieved earlier this season in Oman and Abu Dhabi.   Despite a change in the 212km route – designed to make it more difficult for the sprinters – Kristoff battled hard throughout the climbs, putting himself in the perfect position in the final 300m to out-sprint his rivals, take home the title and add to his Eschborn-Frankfurt victories in 2014, 2016 ......read more

    Etisalat, Intel and Ericsson celebrate the winners of the 5G University Competition

    Dubai, 1 May 2018:   Etisalat and Intel, together with Ericsson congratulated students from the American University of Sharjah for demonstrating innovative 5G use cases as part of the recently concluded university competition. The information and communication technology (ICT) giants joined forces in February this year to launch the university competition, targeting engineering students from renowned UAE universities, under the theme of ‘Driving the Future of 5G Innovation’.   Over 20 teams from the American University of Sharjah, Khalifa University and New York University Abu Dhabi competed to best demonstrate 5G use cases. Five of the 21 teams were shortlisted and invited to present their innovative ideas in front of a prestigious jury of industry executives: Khalifa Al Shamsi, Etisalat Group Chief ......read more

    Sheikha Hessa Bint Mohammad Al Nahyan Award for Holy Quran bestowed to ISCS Emirati student

    United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, 30 April, 2018 –   Jana Mohammed, a 12-year-old Emirati student from ISCS, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, was recently awarded first prize in UAE and third in GCC for reciting five different sections of the Holy Quran at the Sheikha Hessa Bint Mohammad Al Nahyan Award. The award ceremony was held at Al Bayt Mitwahid Association in Abu Dhabi for the memorization of the Holy Quran. The inauguration of the seventh session, was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shaikha bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the wife of Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Advisor to the President of UAE. Commenting on this outstanding achievement, Naveed Iqbal, principal of International School Of Creative Science Nad Al Sheba, said: “Throughout all of Beam’s Creative Science Schools, ......read more

    All Eyes on Kristoff as he Heads to Eschborn Frankfurt as Race Favourite

    April 30, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff will step up as team leader once again at a race he has dominated during its last three iterations. The Norwegian sprinter has now stood on the top step of the Eschborn Frankfurt podium three times, winning the race in 2014, 2016 and 2017.  Kristoff will be supported by a strong team, which includes his fellow countryman Sven Erik Bystom, an Italian quartet of Filippo Ganna, Oliverio Troia, Simone Consonni and Roberto Ferrari along with the promising young Belarussian Alexandr Riabushenko.  The team will be under the guidance of Italian Sports Director, Daniele Righi. Commenting ahead of the one day classic, Kristoff said: "I think the race will be difficult for me to win this year as the course will be shorter and more demanding. However, ......read more

    Global Village Celebrates Its Most Successful Season Ever; New 23rd Season to Launch on 30 October 2018

    Global Village Celebrates Its Most Successful Season Ever; New 23rd Season to Launch on 30 October 2018. Global Village Celebrates Its Most Successful Season Ever; New 23rd Season to Launch on 30 October 2018.

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    Miral Announces the Opening of Yas Waterworld's CineSplash on Yas Island in June 2018

    Yas Waterworld’s CineSplash is an immersive attraction introducing a unique 5D water experience with water flooding into the attraction for the first time in the region   Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018:   Miral, the creator of Abu Dhabi’s destinations, announced today that a unique CineSplash experience will open in June 2018 in Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi.   This attraction is an addition to Yas Island’s rich portfolio of theme parks and word-class attractions that brings unique, exciting and immersive experiences to the emirate’s residents and visitors.    Visitors of CineSplash will enjoy a 10-12 minute 5D water adventure about the fascinating story of the‘The Legend of the Lost Pearl.’ As the story unfolds, the theatre will flood with water and ......read more

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    Sea of Culture Foundation Literary Salon Showcases UAE's Rich Culture and Heritage at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018

    Enlightening sessions on day one pay tribute to the role of women in the country’s development  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 April, 2018 –   In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, The Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon, one of the showpiece events at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018, today got off to a brisk start with informative talks and lively debates on the UAE’s culture and history by a host of leaders, intellectuals and academicians. Addressing a diverse captive audience at ......read more

    Ibrahim Nasrallah wins 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction

    Previously shortlisted and longlisted Jordanian-Palestinian novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah wins 2018 Prize His novel, The Second War of the Dog, is set in a future world Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018:  The Second War of the Dog by Ibrahim Nasrallah was tonight, Tuesday 24 April 2018, announced as the winner of the 11th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).   The novel, published by Arab Scientific Publishers, was named as this year’s winner by the Chair of Judges, Ibrahim Al Saafin, at a ceremony at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi. In addition to ......read more

    Meraas' Complimentary Urban Pixels Photography Workshops Get Underway

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018: Meraas, a leading Dubai-based holding company, launched a series of complimentary photography workshops as part of its annual Urban Pixels photography competition, held in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage.   This year’s edition of the acclaimed contest welcomed amateur shutterbugs to the free-to-attend photography upskilling sessions, with more set to take place on 28 April and 5 May. Trigger-happy photographers spanning ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Pavilion a big hit at Bangkok SportAccord

    Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2018:  The Dubai Sports Council’s pavilion at SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok has emerged as one of the top draws at the annual expo, attracting some of the sport industry’s biggest names. A four-member delegation representing DSC and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award has travelled to the Thailand capital for this year’s SportAccord, which is being held at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre from April 15-20. SportAccord is the world’s premier event in the business of sport, dedicated to engaging and ......read more

    Flamengo to meet Real Madrid in dream Hamdan U16 final

    Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:  Flamengo’s Reinier Jesus Carvalho, the leading goal-scorer at the 8th Hamdan Bin Mohammed U16 International Football Championship, is hoping to keep his form going in Thursday’s final against Real Madrid and help his team return home as champions. Flamengo, the Brazil U16 champions, have looked in a league of their own at the Dubai Police Officers’ Club, cruising into the semis with three emphatic wins in the group stages. They opened with a 5-1 win over Al Wasl and then routed Egypt’s Al Ahly 8-0 before closing with a 3-0 win over ......read more

    Dubai Customs takes part in Think Science Fair 2018

    Dubai – 16 April 2018:   Dubai Customs took part in the Think Science Fair 2018, held from April 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister.  Such events like Think Science Fair are highly important to Dubai Customs which looks at knowledge and innovation as pillars to develop and thrive today. On the first day of the Fair, Dubai Customs showcased 11 innovations that were built and created in-house. These included an amphibian inspection buggy, a mobile inspection lab, a remote integrated ......read more

    The Nation's Top Youth Football Teams Including Choueifat, BSAK and French School LFIGP Secure Their Spots at the du Football Champions Finals

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April 2018:  One of the most anticipated days at the du Football Champions - the national semi-finals, took place on Saturday where the 48 strongest youth football teams from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Northern Emirates and Dubai faced off for the first time to secure their place in the finals of du Football Champions taking place at Dubai Mall on 20th April.  Home of the UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official cups and in partnership with LaLiga, teams playing in the semi-finals kicked off their matches with great energy supported by ......read more

    du LaLiga HPC U16 Crowned UAE FA Academy League Champions and City FC Win U14 Category

    15 April 2018 - Dubai, UAE –   In a night filled with anticipation at the U16 & U14 finals of the UAE FA Academy league, du LaLiga HPC met their counterparts from City FC in both categories in the decisive battle to be crowned the strongest youth team in the nation. In the U16 category, du LaLiga HPC outplayed the boys in red from City FC from the opening whistle.  Setting the pace of the match and playing an attacking match – a penalty was awarded to du LaLiga HPC early on, but not converted as City FC keeper saved it to a roar of support from the crowd ......read more

    Martin Hoping for Amstel Gold as Irishman Leads Team to Ardennes Classics

    Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates Dan Martin will be looking to secure his first win for the team as the Irishman leads a strong line up to tackle the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday (15th April). Martin, who joined the UAE outfit for the 2018 season, will be hoping to prove his fitness ahead of the upcoming Liège - Bastogne – Liège, a race he knows well having taken home the victory in 2013.      Joining Martin in the Netherlands is an experienced team of riders including former World Champion Rui Costa, Diego Ulissi, Matteo Bono, Rory ......read more

    Indie Film ‘Selfie' Premieres in Dubai

    Zenofer Fathima and Bollywood actor Mukul Dev play lead roles in short film about friendship Shot and set in Dubai, Indian movie reaffirms that UAE has a flourishing media and entertainment industries Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018:    The independent film ‘Selfie’ debuts today with an exclusive screening at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai.  A short film that tackles maintaining real-life friendship in the era of social media, Selfie is produced and starred in by Zenofer Fathima, with Bollywood actor Mukul Dev as the other lead ......read more

    Dubai Quality Group kicks off the 2-day Ideas Arabia 13th International Conference & Competition on 13th & 14th May 2018

    Under the theme “Spirit of Innovation” The Submission Deadline for Ideas Arabia Competition is 12th  April 2018 Go Global! Ideas Arabia gives winners of 2 categories – Executive Leadership & Idea of the Year, a unique opportunity to compete globally in ‘The Global Award’ competition 2019”. Leaders and experts will gather for two-day conference to support the spirit of ‘innovation to join hands in making UAE an innovation hub. Dubai, 9th April, UAE:   Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum ......read more

    Saudi investors eye opportunities at DEAL 2018

    DEAL (Dubai Entertainment Amusement & Leisure) 2018 is expected to attract a lot of Saudi Investors looking for opportunities in the entertainment Industry. With recent social reforms in the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia has opened its entertainment industry after many years and has pledged to invest USD 64 billion over the next decade. Many people from around the world will be looking at making the best of this development and DEAL 2018 will provide the most suitable platform for availing the  opportunity. Over the next three days, nearly 315 exhibitors from over 40 countries  will be ......read more

    Sharjah Children's Reading Festival Launches Four Competitions to Discover Children's Creative Skills

    Cooking, journalism, poetry and innovation contests to be held during SCRF 2018 Sharjah, 9 April 2018:  Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), organised by Sharjah Book Authority, has launched four competitions on cooking, news reporting, poetry and innovation during its 10th edition, which will take place at Expo Centre Sharjah from April 18-28. The contests are designed to discover, nurture and improve the youngsters’ literary and creative skills, including the ‘Little Chef’ competition for age groups 6-10 and 11-16, sponsored by Chicken Teka ......read more

    First Qualifer of the 2018 Nations Tour Comes to a Thrilling Conclusion

    9th April, Dubai, UAE:   The first qualifier of 2018 Nations Tour presented by OMEGA concluded on 5 April at the Address Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai, with a thrilling finish between the top three qualifying teams. The two-ball tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format saw Caroline Rosentock and Karin Schmedes from Team Germany take the first place on a countback in the opening qualifier with a net aggregate of 75 against Team Ireland, Damien Murray and John Hughes. Rahul Yadav and Vikram Malhotra from Team India finished third with a net aggregate of 71. The ......read more

    Global Village sets a new record after drawing smiles on faces of more than 6 million guests and achieving 9/10 in their Happiness Index

    Dubai, 9 April 2018 –   Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, closed the gates on its biggest ever season on 7th of April 2018. The successful season 22 ended with a record breaking attendance of more than 6 million guests over its 158 days of operation achieved while successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guest Happiness Index. Season 22 had the biggest festivals of shopping, dining, concerts, shows and events, games and entertainment in the history of Global ......read more

    Kristoff Leads UAE Team Emirates to Paris-Roubaix as Riders Gear Up for ‘A Sunday in Hell'

    Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has announced another strong line-up for one of the biggest races of the UCI World Tour season, Paris–Roubaix, as the group of riders look to beat the formidable ‘Hell of the North’. The majority of the team have already participated in races in northern Europe, with the exception of one, Roberto Ferrari, who comes in to replace Briton, Ben Swift following his crash at the Tour of Flanders.   Joining Ferrari at one of the most prestigious races on the tour will be: Alexander Kristoff, Filippo Ganna, Sven Erik ......read more

    Riabushenko Snatches Second at Tour of Basque Country

    Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexandr Riabushenko produced a scintillating ride on Wednesday evening to snatch second place in stage three of the Vuelta al País Vasco. The young Belarusian, who joined the side as a trainee in 2017, was unlucky to not take first place after a thrilling bunched sprint finish, which saw Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) claim the stage win.    Commenting on the podium finish, Riabushenko said; “I’m happy, but I can’t hide the fact that I’m a little bit upset because I could have won. It would ......read more

    Dubai Culture Supports ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018'

    Consolidating the values and principles of the late Sheikh Zayed in the minds and souls of future generations in the UAE  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has supported the ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018’, which was launched by Infinity Event Management and aims to assemble student contributions from 100 schools across the UAE. One winning painting was selected from each school and entered a grand competition, which included a total ......read more

    Mirza Secures Momentous UAE National Championship Double

    Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza sealed a UAE National Championship double, after the Emirati finished first in the Time Trial event on Saturday afternoon, adding to his record-breaking Road Race victory last weekend. The win – his third consecutive in the UAE National Championship Time Trial – adds to what is becoming a remarkable season for the rider, having won the continental title in the points race at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in Malaysia, as well as the Asian Road Cycling Championship and the Omnium Track Cycling silver ......read more

    Kristoff Out to Cause Upset as UAE Team Emirates Announce Tour of Flanders Line-up

    Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ European Champion Alexander Kristoff is hoping he can cause an upset at the upcoming Tour of Flanders and rediscover the form that saw him win the 2015 edition. The Norwegian has finished in the top 10 in each of his last five appearances in this race and goes into it with hopes of replicating his early season form that saw him pick up stage wins in the Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour.  Kristoff will be joined by team mates: Ben Swift, Filippo Ganna, Marc Marcato, Oliviero Troia, Simone Consonni and  Sven Erik ......read more

    Prokop, Quintanilla Celebrate First Victories in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan

    Saudi Arabia’s Al Shegawi wins T2 crown in Nissan Patrol, Spaniards capture buggies title, Dutchman Koolen is crowned quads champion   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 March, 2018:   Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla completed their paths to victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan today, avoiding any late dramas as the event reached its conclusion after five days of spectacular action.   Prokop and co-driver David Pabiska, who started the final leg holding a 15 mins 20secs cars lead, were fourth fastest on the ......read more

    A world of entertainment, this April on ITV Choice

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 26 March 2018 - ITV Choice kicks off April with an extraordinary new game show, Change Your Tune. Hosted by Baz Ashmawy, this unique singing competition challenges five truly terrible singers to 'change their tune'. In front of a live studio audience, contestants start the show by displaying just how bad they really are, before undergoing weeks of professional training. Our singers then return to the stage to give their once-in-a-lifetime performance as they go head to head to try and secure an amazing cash prize and win the show. Will our ......read more

    Reading is Fundamental at Emirates Post Group

    27 March, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  Emirates Post Group (EPG) organised reading activities supporting the ‘UAE Reading Month’ initiative. The initiative launched in 2016, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and reinforced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, assigns the month of March as the ‘UAE Reading Month’ to cultivate reading as a daily activity due to its transformative effects on society.  To promote this ......read more

    Dubai's Best Youth Footballers Secure Their Spots in du Football Champions' National Semi-Finals

    Dubai, UAE – 27 March 2018 –   The highly anticipated Dubai knockouts stage of the official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official youth football tournament, saw a fantastic line up of the strongest Dubai Schools and Streets Cups teams competing for the few remaining spots in the national semi-finals of du Football Champions, where they will meet their counterparts from Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates.  The nation semi-finals are scheduled to take place at The Sevens on 14th April 2018 where winning teams from Northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai ......read more

    Golden Mile Galleria's Kids' Carnival promises four days of fun, food and entertainment

    Dubai, 27 March 2018:   Wondering what to do over the weekend to keep the kids entertained?  Head over to Golden Mile Galleria which will transform into a colourful carnival with a host of thrilling skills-based games, live entertainment and mouthwatering food for two consecutive weekends: 30/31 March and 6/7 April. Children will be enthralled by a full carnival atmosphere with face painting, archery, a magic talent show, a specially created arts and crafts area and lots more. Guests can also indulge in their favourite carnival games such as ring toss, hoop shoot, can toss ......read more

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