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    Yousif Mirza Upbeat Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Postponement

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:   I have come to terms with the fact that the 2020 cycling season is looking very different than normal because of the coronavirus crisis. All major sporting events around the world have been postponed including this summer’s Olympic Games, which I believe to be a wise decision.    Postponing is an important word in that sentence. They haven’t cancelled the Olympics; they’re just changing the date. Tokyo 2020 was such a huge goal of mine and has been for a number of years but this target hasn’t changed, it just means that the dates have been pushed back. It’s something that has obviously disappointed me in the short term but it’s a decision I agree with.    There is no better feeling than representing your country at ......read more

    Top Personal Trainer Thanks Dubai Sports Council for “Be Fit, Be Safe” Campaign

    Campaign reached 1.3m this weekend and more than 3,800 people shared their home workout videos and photographs with the Council   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 29, 2020:    One of UAE’s leading personal trainers has joined a chorus of support for Dubai Sports Council’s “Be Fit, Be Safe” campaign, which is trending online with widespread support from all sections of the community and reached close to 1.3 million people at the weekend. The “Be Fit, Be Safe” campaign was launched earlier this month to encourage members of the community to exercise at home following the precautionary closure of gyms to combat the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Through the campaign, which is being run under the hashtag #DSCchallenge, Dubai Sports Council is urging members of the ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Concludes a Record-Breaking Year for Heritage Sports

    Dubai, March 26, 2020:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the conclusion of a record-breaking 2019-2020 season for heritage sports, with new records set and greater number of participation registered for various tournaments and events that promoted Emirati cultural heritage.   Organised under the generous directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the annual championships were held between December 2019 and March 2020 spread across key locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman.    For almost two decades, the Fazza Heritage Championships have become an enduring legacy attracting nationals, expatriates, Arabs in the region and competitors from around the world competing in diverse heritage sports that include ......read more

    Keeping the Community Safe and Informed on COVID-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency in January, Instagram has taken steps to help people access accurate information, stay safe, and stay connected.   Today we're announcing additional updates:   • Including more educational resources in Instagram Search • Adding stickers to promote accurate information • Removing COVID-19 accounts from recommendations, unless posted by a credible health organization • Rolling out the donation sticker in more countries and helping people find relevant nonprofits to support • Creating a shared story to help those practicing social distancing connect with others, using a “Stay Home” sticker • Launching a new ......read more

    The James Dyson Award 2020 is Open for Entries:

     We are looking for inventors solving big problems.  This year there will be two winners – not one.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 24, 2020:   Since 2005, the James Dyson Award (JDA) has challenged inventive and entrepreneurial undergraduates and recent graduates of engineering and design, to invent something that solves a problem. 1 in 5 past winners, who each received the AED 140,000 prize, have gone on to successfully commercialise their inventions.  In addition to the International winner, in 2020 the JDA will crown a second winner, focused on Sustainability for the first time. James Dyson said, “Each year we have been struck by the ingenuity and conscience of young people to solve really big problems. So many of the James Dyson Award entries have a focus on improving ......read more

    At Home Anywhere: Rachael Lynn's Guide to Feeling at Home Wherever Life Takes You

    ** New Book Helps Cultivate the Feeling of Home in Yourself, no matter where the world takes you **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2020:   Have you ever moved to a new house, moved to a new part of the country or packed up all your belongings and moved to a whole new country? Most of us have experienced the logistical nightmare of moving, but have you ever taken a moment to appreciate the emotional impact such a change can have on your wellbeing?  Whether you are moving home or moving to a new country, navigating the emotional impact of being uprooted can be very challenging and feeling at home in yourself can be a lot harder than feeling physically at home in your new abode. Loneliness, sadness and isolation are all emotions many of us go through and understand these feelings and finding a way ......read more

    Twitter Expands Its Safety Rules in Relation to COVID-19

    Twitter launches a dedicated COVID-19 Event page in Arabic   Twitter is regularly working with and looking to trusted partners, including public health authorities, organizations and governments to inform its approach.    Starting today and in place during this outbreak, Twitter will be making the below changes to its policy enforcement approach:   ● Broadening its definition of harm to address content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information. Rather than reports, it will enforce this in close coordination with trusted partners, including public health authorities and governments, and continue to use and consult with information from those sources when reviewing content. Under this new guidance, it will require people to remove ......read more

    Temporary Suspension of Theme Parks Activities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2020:   In line with preventive measure for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and current public health emergency following the direction of Dubai Department of Economic Development, IMG Worlds of Adventure will be closed till 31st of March 2020. The Dubai Department of Economic Development has directed us to temporarily suspend our activities in response to this pandemic issue. This decision has taken into the well-being of our guests and team members after a careful consideration of this present situation. This is not an easy decision but this is best way to cope with the rapidly evolving situation as a precautionary measure.  

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    UAE-based Female Executives Are Motivated to Make a Positive Impact on the World, KPMG UAE Female Leaders Outlook Report Finds

    Dubai, 11 March 2020: Half of UAE-based female leaders feel driven to make a positive impact on the world compared with 32% of global peers, according to KPMG’s latest UAE Female Leaders Outlook. In addition, a majority (74%) feel it is their personal responsibility to align their organization’s environmental, social and governance policies to reflect customers’ values.  The report also showed that although 78% of UAE-based female leaders are optimistic about growth for their own company, only 40% are confident about the global economy. Female leaders view agility and innovation as vital components of their company’s success in the future, with a majority (84%) saying agility is the new currency of a successful business.  Pilar De Miguel, Partner, Digital & Innovation at KPMG Lower Gulf, said: ......read more

    The Gift of Time and Convenience This Mother's Day With LG Electronics

    The Best in Smart Appliances to Spoil Mothers on this Special Occasion With Mother’s Day around the corner, LG Electronics helps you pamper your otherwise busy mother with time-saving and thoughtful gifts that makes every day a little easier. The variety of products across different functions are ideal not only as a token of appre-ciation but also in recognizing her investment of time and effort into the daily function-ing of the family. By easing the burden on her, these gifts go far beyond the day of cele-bration to deliver convenience all year round.   LG TWINWash  Product Model: FH0C9CDHK72_F70E1UDNK12 With the LG TWINWash, laundry is made easier than ever before by having the ability to wash two loads simultaneously leaving mom with more time for other relaxing activities. The main washer drum is ideal ......read more

    IMG Worlds Gears up with Extra Precautions for Health & Safety against the COVID-19

    The health and safety of guests and team members is IMG’s top priority     Dubai- 10th March, 2020:  IMG has put in extra precautions in terms of health & safety due to unfortunate circumstances around the COVID-19. The health and safety of our guests and team members is our top priority, and we have conducted several COVID – 19 training sessions with our hospital partner NMC as we are staying up-to-date and closely following all the official advice and guidance of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).    In terms of additional in-park safety & control measures,    • The first leisure and entertainment venue to install thermal cameras at the entrance to the park to check all arriving visitors to IMG ......read more

    The Fatima Bint Mubarak World Sports Awards Calls for Entries

    The region’s biggest international sports awards, scheduled to take place on 17th November in Abu Dhabi, is now open for entries from 8th March  Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tuesday, 10th March: The region’s leading global sports awards, the Fatima bint Mubarak World Sports Awards, is now open for award submissions. Welcoming submissions from around the world the Awards, scheduled to take place on 17 November at Emirates Palace Hotel, draws leaders from across the sporting world to honor the stand-out performances in the field of sports worldwide from the past four-year Olympic cycle. Fatima bint Mubarak World Sports Awards are the first in the region to recognize talent from around the globe and will feature three categories – individuals, federations and partners and sports personality of the year. The categories ......read more

    New Records Set at 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving

    • Polish, Omani and Kuwaiti divers excelled     Dubai, March 8, 2020:   It was another record-breaking final at the 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) at the Hamdan Sports Complex on Saturday night.   Polish, Omani and Kuwaiti divers recorded not only their personal best but also smashed some world and tournament records, proving that the freediving championship in Dubai has gone from strength to strength over the years.   A total of 30 divers from 12 countries competed in the final round, divided into three categories – Professional, UAE Nationals and GCC Amateurs, and Juniors (for UAE Nationals and GCC) – with 10 competitors in each category.   Polish freediver Mateusz Jan Malina, holder of 5 ......read more

    Emirati Juma Obaid Al Ali Wins the Title of Fazza Championship for Youlah and Dh 1M Award

    Dubai, March 8, 2020:   Emirati Juma Obaid Al Ali has been crowned as the Meydan Knight during the grand awarding ceremony of the 20th edition of Fazza Championship for Youlah held at Dubai Global Village over the weekend.   Al Ali, a former junior champion in Youlah, was awarded the Fazza Gold Cup and also took home the grand prize of Dh1 million.    The annual heritage sport, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, which is now on its 20th edition and 15th year of the live program n Sama Dubai TV, has seen participation not just from UAE nationals but also performers from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Libya.   Al Ali had to go through weeks of intense competition before emerging as the grand champion. He bested another young Yuweel (Youlah perfomer Sultan Abdullah Al Ketbi, who ......read more

    30 Divers Battle for Top Prize at 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 07, 2020:    A total of 30 divers from 12 countries have qualified for the final round of the 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) taking place at the Hamdan Sports Complex on Saturday, March 7.   The finalists were classified into three categories – Professional, Nationals and GCC Amateurs and Juniors (Nationals and GCC) – with 10 competitors in each category.   The Fazza Championship for Freediving is a heritage sport designed to embody the traditional ways of diving in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf. Divers do not use any tools or underwater equipment but rely instead on traditional diving techniques used by early mariners in the UAE and the region.   Branko Petrovic from Serbia, winner of the 2016 ......read more

    Happy Mother's Day With Kalpa Kalparisma White Gold Snow Setting

    The Kalpa collection was one of the very first women’s collections created by Parmigiani Fleurier. This standard-setting series of watches has evolved into a number of sub-brands including:  Kalpa Kalparisma, Kalpa Donna and Kalpa Piccola.  Made specifically for the elegant woman of style, the collection has moved away from Parmigiani’s characteristic round dials and instead sports a decidedly trendy rectangular outline which adds to the collection’s appeal. The design is narrow and handcrafted for women, in a timeless studded strap construction.  The stunning newcomer in this collection – the Kalpa Kalparisma with white gold snow setting, is set to dazzle fine watch-loving ladies from the region, with its unabashed sense of style and glamorous, bejeweled magnetism packed in its svelte ......read more

    Full Speed Ahead for Desert Challenge 30th Anniversary

    Ben Sulayem: One of Middle East’s biggest motor sport success stories set for another classic cross country rally episode Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5th March, 2020: Preparations are in full swing for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge as the renowned cross country rally heads for its 30th anniversary later this month. Taking place from 21-26 March, the Desert Challenge forms the second round of the 2020 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies for cars and buggies and the opening round of this year’s FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship for bikes and quads. “We are preparing for the Desert Challenge with maximum commitment and look forward to making this a memorable 30th anniversary edition of the event,” said Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization, the rally organisers, ......read more

    Twitter's New Topics Browser Launches in Arabic

    Those whose Twitter language settings are in Arabic will now be able to follow Arabic Topics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2020:   Three months ago, Twitter launched Topics to make it easier to find the most interesting conversations happening on Twitter about the things people love. People can now follow conversations about a topic similar to how they’d follow an account with one single tap. Today, the Topics selector is launching in Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish in addition to English. This allows people to go into the Topics tab and select Topics to follow based on the language settings of their Twitter application.. Topics that are currently in Arabic include  sports (football, tennis, wrestling, combat sports), music (genres, musicians), actors, gaming among ......read more

    Introducing a Revolutionary E-stroller That is Making Parental Life Even More Enjoyable and Effortless

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 03, 2020:   The CYBEX e-PRIAM isn’t just another new stroller on the block, this is the very first battery powered e-stroller in the region and is yours to exclusively wheel away from Mamas & Papas today! This stroller combines luxury, design and functionality with smart features allowing parents to travel more, carry more and fit more into their busy schedules.   The CYBEX e-PRIAM makes child’s play of hilly cities and rough ground. Sensors in the handlebar monitor pushing and pulling effort, while a smart algorithm guides motors integrated in the frame to add support when required – giving parents a helping hand when they need it most:   • Smart Hill Support: When parents travel uphill and the handlebar sensors detect pushing pressure, the ......read more

    HHC Announces Camel Trek Marathon for Expats and Visitors in the UAE

    Dubai, 2 March 2020:  In a bid to further promote the UAE’s rich cultural heritage, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the staging of an annual ‘Camel Trek Marathon’ for expats and visitors in the UAE. Under the directive by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the announcement comes on the heels after the successful staging of a camel race for participants of the HHC’s annual Camel Trek. At least 13 expatriates from China, Japan, UK, Romania, Finland, USA, Germany and Armenia showcased their experience in racing camels last February 12.  The ‘Camel Trek Marathon’ will be held next year, alongside the 6th National Day Camel Marathon, as part of the Arabian Camel Festival under the patronage of ......read more

    Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas To Meet In Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 29, 2020:   Top seed Novak Djokovic fought off three match points before overcoming third seed Gael Monfils 2-6 7-6 (8) 6-1 to reach the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and he will now meet second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who ended the run of unseeded Daniel Evans 6-2 6-3.   Four-time champion Djokovic is now on a 20-match winning streak dating back to last year at the Davis Cup Finals, and he has now beaten Monfils 17 straight times. But his survival hung in the balance as after losing the opening set he failed to convert two set points at 5-4 and another three at 6-5 in the second set and then found himself 6-3 down in the tiebreak.   But after fighting his way out of that crisis and levelling the match on his eighth set point, Djokovic dominated the third ......read more

    UK's Georgia Hall Amongst Golf Stars Confirmed to Compete in Saudi Ladies International Next Month

    World’s top female golfers preparing to compete in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the first time with Georgia Hall, Amy Boulden and Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth heading to the renowned Royal Greens Golf and Country Club next month 26th February 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: English golf star Georgia Hall is the latest big name to be confirmed for the history-making inaugural Saudi Ladies International – in what will be the first time that professional female golfers have played competitively in the country. Hall stunned the golfing world when she won the 2018 Women's British Open – the first woman from England to do so in 14 years. The 23-year-old won the Ladies European Tour (LET) Order of Merit in both 2017 and 2018 as well as winning the ‘Player of the Year’ accolade.  ......read more

    Grand Finale for Talentology 2020 this Weekend

    Twelve contenders to compete for grand prize in two categories at an event with Kris Fade as Chief Guest   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 26, 2020:   Talentology 2020, the biggest talent show in Abu Dhabi to support young talent in building their confidence and stimulating growth in the creative industry will be held at Mushrif Mall every evening this weekend from Thursday to Saturday (27th to 29th February, 2020). The Grand Finale, held on the 29th of February at 5pm will be in the presence of Chief Guest Kris Fade in the central foyer of Mushrif Mall. Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager of Mushrif Mall said, “Visitors to the mall this weekend will be treated to entertainment in the central foyer as the finalists showcase their talent in the areas of performing arts, artistic design and other ......read more

    Training for 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving Begins on Sunday

    Dubai, 26 February 2020:   Pre-tournament training sessions for the 14th edition of Fazza Championship for Freediving, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), will begin on Sunday, March 1, at the Hamdan Sports Complex.   Trainings will continue for four consecutive days until the start of the main tournament, which will be held over three days, from March 5 – 7 at the same venue. The local and international participants will train to acclimatize in underwater life.   Souad Ibrahim Darwish, HHC Director of Championships, explained: “the Fazza Championship for Freediving is a heritage sport, designed to embody the traditional ways of diving in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf. Divers do not use any tools or underwater equipment but rely instead on traditional diving techniques used by ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship

    Al Wasl Club Beats Barcelona Academy on their Quest to Top the League Table and du LaLiga HPC teams Top The standing in the U-16 and U-18 competition   Dubai - February 25th 2020 – The Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship witnessed intensive matches last weekend. Al Wasl Club scored a 3-0 victory over the Barça Academy Kubala U-14 Academy, raising its score to 19 points, to become the runner-up to the Spanish Soccer Schools Iniesta, while Barça Academy Kubala maintained its standing at 15 points. The du LaLiga HPC team remained in control in the U-16 and U-18 categories, where the U-18 team won against GoPro with three goals keeping them in the lead with 22 points, while the U-16 team also won three goals against City Fc Red keeping them in lead with 21 points. The Under-10 competitions witnessed a ......read more

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    A Visitor's Guide to the Upcoming Dubai World Cup 2020

    Dubai is well-known for its penchant for extravagance around the world. With the world’s largest human-made island, the world’s largest shopping mall, and the world’s tallest building, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when Dubai chose to venture into the famously fancy sport of horse racing, it’d forge the richest race day in the world. It’s a truly unique occasion, especially given the setting compared with many of the other colossal horse racing events in the world, making the Dubai World Cup a bucket list item for many followers of the sport. Each ......read more

    4th edition Mansour bin Mohammed Short Film Award's Jury, Reviews Entries

    CDA aims to encourage youth to use creativity to promote human rights Films focus on ‘Youth and promoting the culture of peace,’ ‘Multiple cultures, one heart,’ ‘and ‘Yes for bridges, No for barriers’ themes March 4, 2020 - The evaluation of the fourth edition of Mansour bin Mohammed Short Film Award of the Community Development Authority (CDA) has commenced, with the panel of judges assessing the quality and the technical aspects of the submitted movies based on pre-determined criteria. The CDA-initiated film event is being held annually to ......read more

    Rainbow Milk is Celebrating Arab Heritage With Major Land Cruiser Competition.

    Two iconic Land Cruisers up for grabs   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 February 2020:   Rainbow Milk, one of the region’s most loved brands, is celebrating the UAE’s camping culture by giving brand-new Toyota Land Cruisers to two lucky customers.  Until February 29, 2020, consumers can be in with a chance of winning one of the most iconic desert cars in history by purchasing a Rainbow Evaporated Milk 12-pack.  All you have to do is check the back and enter the contest. Winners will be able to hit the desert in style and enjoy some ......read more

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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