• 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
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
“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
• 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
• 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dubai, UAE; January 12, 2020: OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network has seen an impressive 13 wins and 46 nominations for 22 of its shows at this years Golden Globe awards.
Honouring the best in entertainment from 2019’s television and movies, the 77th Golden Globes recognised outstanding content. OSN shows dominated the nominations with hit shows like Killing Eve, Chernobyl and Fosse / Verdon each scooping up three nominations. Chernobyl took home two coveted awards while Fosse / Verdon took home one.
Arab-American comedy Ramy was the first win of the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th January 2020 – Season 5 of the award-winning du Football Champions, the only international scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga and home of the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups and UAE Girls Challenge, successfully kicked off its Abu Dhabi leg at Zayed Sports City.
Saturday kicked off for the UAE Streets Cup U14 category, with over 360 players registered, the largest group in that category in Abu Dhabi to date.
On the field, the Future Stars team crushed it scoring a perfect 9 points in the group stages, while netting 14 goals in their three ......read more
Saturday - January 11, 2020 - Due to prevailing weather conditions and in the interest of comfort of guests and all partners working on site, Global Village management has decided that the park will remain closed today, Saturday, January 11, 2020. The world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, will re-open tomorrow, Sunday, January 12, 2020. We look forward to welcoming guests from 4.00 pm to 12:00 am.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 09, 2020: The UAE Team Emirates team were joined by eight new riders during the off season as they modelled the new 2020 jersey during their training camp in Spain.
Davide Formolo, Brandon McNulty and Joseph Dombrowski three of the high-profile riders joined a team that already includes Fabio Aru, Alexander Kristoff, Fernando Gaviria and Tadej Pogacar.
Champion Systems again produced the new jersey, keeping the elegance and white clarity of the 2019 design with the exception of a sponsor swap at the bottom of the ......read more
2019 was a breakthrough year for Mansoor, who secured impressive victories at both Super Showdown and Crown Jewel
WWE star Mansoor says his personal highlight of what was an incredible 2019 was beating Cesaro at Crown Jewel in Riyadh with his friends and family watching on from ringside.
There is no doubt 2019 was a year to remember for the Saudi-born wrestler, who as well as making his TV debut in February, went on to compete at two huge events in his home country.
The first of those, Super Showdown, took place in Jeddah in July, with Mansoor unbelievably defying the ......read more
By Monika Bickert, Vice President, Global Policy Management
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020: People share millions of photos and videos on Facebook every day, creating some of the most compelling and creative visuals on our platform. Some of that content is manipulated, often for benign reasons, like making a video sharper or audio more clear. But there are people who engage in media manipulation in order to mislead.
Manipulations can be made through simple technology like Photoshop or through sophisticated tools that use artificial ......read more
Dubai, 5 January 2020: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the complete list of quarterfinalists for the 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah.
Eissa Al Ahbabi and Obaid Salem Al Nuaimi were the last two qualifiers who were announced during the fifth episode of the championship held at Global Village’s Meydan Fort over the weekend.
The two will join early qualifiers, Emirati Yuweels (Youlah performers) Abdullah Ali Al-Ketbi and Sultan Al Ketbi, who dominated the first qualifying round.
On December 20, two more Emirati ......read more
Cristiano Ronaldo bags his sixth Best Men’s Player of the Year award
Lucy Bronze wins the first-ever Best Women's Player of the Year award
UAE, Dubai, 30 December 2019: the 11th edition of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards draws to a conclusion with great success, at the culmination of a two-day session that saw the most influencial personalities in the world of international football appear on the stage of the Dubai International Sports Conference to discuss the most current issues in the football world.
This year, ......read more
Dubai, 29 December 2019: The new season of the Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), starts on Monday (December 30) at Al Ruwayyah, Dubai.
Held under the generous directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the falconry championship, which is one of the oldest and largest tournaments of its kind, will run until January 16 next year, with participation from Emirati and GCC falconers.
Deeply rooted to Emirati culture and traditions, the Fazza Championship for Falconry – ......read more
• New survey conducted by INFINITI Middle East as part of major new road safety awareness campaign
• More than half (55%) of parents in the UAE do not feel that children should be wearing seat belts at all ages
• According to UAE law, everybody in the vehicle has to wear a seat belt at all times, and children up to four years of age must be provided with a child safety seat
Dubai, UAE, 29 December 2019: More than half (55%) of parents don’t know the legal requirements for child seat belt use in the UAE, according to new ......read more
13 works longlisted out of 438 nominations
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 December 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the longlist for the ‘Literature’ category of the Award’s 14th edition (2019/2020), selecting 13 works out of 438 nominations. The majority of longlisted authors hail from UAE, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon.
The ‘Literature’ longlist consists of 11 novels and two works of poetry.
The longlisted novels are as follows:
1.‘Abna wa Ahtheya’ ......read more
Pledge to Enhance Female Representation in Gaming
DUBAI – December 23, 2019: As part of its continuous engagement of the gaming community in the Middle East, Lenovo hosted it’s first-ever tournament for female gamers in the region – the Girl Legion Cup. Held in collaboration with Gamers Hub Middle East at Warehouse Four, Dubai, the event drew together a host of gaming talent from across the UAE to compete as well as share industry expertise and attend panel discussions from key industry opinion leaders
During the course of the day, female ......read more
We have great drivers, but fantastic team spirit is key to success, says powerboat racing legend
Abu Dhabi, 23rd December, 2019: Guido Cappellini has quickly set his sights on more world titles for Team Abu Dhabi after a spectacular season which brought an unprecedented quadruple success.
Team manager Cappellini has now delivered 11 world championships to Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club since taking charge in February 2015.
Shaun Torrente’s second UIM F1H2O World Championship driver’s title arrived in dramatic style in ......read more
• World No.1 secures record fifth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title with 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas
• More than 15,000 fans cheered on eight high-octane matches across three days
• Championship once again brings the best in sports and entertainment to UAE capital
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 22 December, 2019: Rafael Nadal marked his 10th Mubadala World Tennis Championship anniversary by picking up a record fifth Abu Dhabi title with victory over the in-form Stefanos Tsitsipas in a scintillating final at a sold-out Abu ......read more
• World No.1 to challenge for record fifth Abu Dhabi title after roaring to semi-final victory over Karen Khachanov
• Final at Abu Dhabi’s International Tennis Centre, not before 7pm on Saturday
• Khachanov to face World No. 2 Djokovic in third-place play-off at 5pm
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 December, 2019: Rafael Nadal turned on the style at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday night, roaring to victory over Russia’s Karen Khachanov to set up a mouthwatering final with the in-form Stefanos Tsitsipas ......read more
14 Years-old Day Handpicked to Race for Lennox Racing Team
Dubai, UAE, 19 December 2019: Last month Scuderia Ferrari Formula One driver Charles Leclerc launched his own kart brand in association with Birel ART, and local Dubai Kartdrome racer Jamie Day, who has already tested and raced on the chassis, has been officially selected to be a factory driver running under the established Lennox Racing Team based in Italy.
2019 Junior Dubai O Plate champion Jamie Day is set to step up to senior karts in the 2020 European competitions and World Championship in OK ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi’s Al Mulla still on course for another freestyle crown despite engine problems in qualifying
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18th December, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer refused to accept that his hopes of a first world aquabikes title are over after his challenge was damaged by mechanical problems at the Grand Prix of Sharjah today.
Al Tayer, lying joint second in the Runabout GP1 series, seven points behind Poland’s championship leader, Andrzej Wisniewski, failed to reach the second qualifying session because of a ......read more
New Immersive VR Destination Backed by Hollywood’s Biggest Hitters Set to Open in the Mall of the Emirates on 19 December 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2019: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based VR entertainment company, backed by some of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters, today announced the opening of Dreamscape’s first international location at Mall of the Emirates on 19 December, 2019.
Speaking on the ......read more
Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority reveals details of exciting sporting event
December 16, 2019: The Sharjah World Championship Week, the one of a kind annual water sports event hosted by the emirate of Sharjah, is returning with yet another thrilling edition, much to the delight of adrenaline junkies and outdoor sports enthusiasts in the region. The announcement was made by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) during a press conference held at the Al Majaz Waterfront, in the presence of H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce ......read more
Penalty lap proves decisive as Torrente, Al Mansoori miss out to Maritimo in spectacular grand finale
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 December, 2019: Australians Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton clinched the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship with victory in the Dubai Grand Prix today as Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori saw their hopes of a second successive title ended in dramatic style.
A penalty lap imposed on the defending champions for missing a buoy in Abu Dhabi 4 proved decisive as Barry-Cotter and Willaton swept ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019: Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, crowned the winners of the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award.
Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council, the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon saw the participation of 363 ladies of different abilities ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi duo survive early scare to grab crucial victory on day of dramatic racing
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 December, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori took a major step towards retaining their title in the UIM XCAT World Championship with victory in a dramatic Dubai Grand Prix today.
The defending champions in Abu Dhabi 4 won the first of this weekend’s two races by 20 seconds from Australians Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton in Maritimo to regain the lead in the title race from the Dubai ......read more
Battle of the Best – International Short Film Fest, a unique cinematic experience created by Socialciti is back in Dubai on popular demand of filmmakers and UAE cinema lovers. In its 5th season BOTB Short Film Fest presents a unique opportunity to experience world cinema through 10 Short movies in one show.
Supported by the UAE film community and entertainment network like Zee & Filmfare- the Short Film Fest will take place in Reel Cinemas – The Dubai Mall, on Friday 13, December 2019 at 7:00 PM onwards.
With more than 100 entries from International Filmmakers, the best ......read more
Torrente, Al Mansoori head into final round with focus on double race victory
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11th December, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori will blank out off-race matters in the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship and focus on securing a double race victory in this weekend’s decisive Dubai Grand Prix.
The defending XCAT world champions, who opened the season with back-to-back race wins in Italy, hope that a repeat performance will be enough to see them retain the title they secured with victory in ......read more
DUBAI – Five star Olympians brought the curtains down on the 4th Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics DuGymCup with a Masterclass at the Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Al Maktoum Sports Hall on Sunday.
Cheered on by more than 250 gymnasts and coaches from around the world, Marina Durunda of Azerbaijan, Melitina Staniouta of Belarus, Ukraine’s Natalia Godunko, Spaniard Carolina Rodriguez, and Neviana Vladinova of Bulgaria gave a live performance and a Grand Masterclass, and shared their experience with the budding young talents who had participated in the competition ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 December, 2019: Rashed Al Qemzi crowned his brilliant season in the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today with an emphatic home victory in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
The Team Abu Dhabi driver, already installed as F2 world champion for the second time in three years, led from start to finish to record his fourth Grand Prix triumph of the year with 4.63 seconds to spare from Portugal’s Duarte Benavente, with Lithuanian Edgaras Riabko third.
This success on home waters is the one that means most to Al Qemzi, particularly ......read more
Dubai, 7 December 2019: The first episode of the 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), kicked off to a rousing start at Global Village’s Meydan Fort on Friday.
The event also marked the 15th year that the annual heritage sport became a popular live show entitled Al Meydan and broadcasted weekly on Sama Dubai TV.
Four ‘Yuweel’ (Youlah performers) out of the 16 qualifiers from the UAE and other Arab countries competed over the weekend. The performers were evaluated by a set of judges ......read more
• Men’s first place awarded to Kenya’s Rueben Kiprop Kipyego with a personal best time of 2:04:40
• Kipyego marks his place in the history books achieving the rare feat of winning as the pacemaker
• Kenya’s Vivian Kiplagat crossed the finish line in 2:21:11 to take first place in the women’s elite race and set new PB
• Over 16,500 participants from across the world registered to take part in the second ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon
• Elite wheelchair category won by the UAE’s Ayed Al Ahbabi
Abu Dhabi, United ......read more
• Participants from across the UAE praise capital for providing a very special running experience
• Thousands visit all-new event village to enjoy family-friendly entertainment and cheer on runners
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 7, 2019: With a brand-new course and all-new event village, the 2019 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has drawn praise from both elite runners and fans alike. A record 16,797 runners across four race categories registered in this year’s event, which was held this ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi’s F2 world champion lines up home victory as series reaches grand finale in UAE capital
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 December, 2019: Rashed Al Qemzi underlined his dominance of the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today with another sparkling display to claim pole position for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
The Team Abu Dhabi driver, who wrapped up his second F2 world title in three years at the penultimate round of the series in Portugal, maintained his 100% qualifying record to move within reach of a fourth Grand Prix ......read more
UAE, 5th December, 2019: Herman Miller partnered with the students and faculty of DIDI (Dubai Institute of Design), to bring you ‘Ergo Chair—Student Designs for Wellbeing’, a creative project to rethink and reimagine ergonomic seating with wellbeing in mind.
At the end of the 6 week design challenge, the top 5 thoughtfully designed chairs were: a chair for the masses, a chair for children who are learning to walk, a ‘Nurture Chair’, designed for breastfeeding mothers who seek privacy within public spaces, the ......read more
By Mahmoud Mounir, Regional Director, Secureworks MEA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019: Malicious online criminals prey on unsuspecting victims, exploiting the convenience of our online lives.
Common email scams target unsuspecting online users anywhere and everywhere – at home, at work, in the airport, at your local coffee shop – when you’re connected, you could be putting valuable data at risk if you’re not taking proper precautions. Your online identity puts you more at risk than you realize but taking simple ......read more
Al Qemzi is tough, cool F2 champion says Sundsdal who aims for strong finish 20 years on from UAE debut
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 December, 2019: Frode Sundsdal returns to action in this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi after breaking his neck earlier this season, and the Norwegian powerboat racing legend says it is no surprise that the UAE capital has produced another world champion.
Sundsdal, whose career achievements include three world titles and 11 world speed records, lines up in the final round of the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship ......read more
UAE, 27th November, 2019: Herman Miller partnered with the students and faculty of DIDI (Dubai Institute of Design), to bring you ‘Ergo Chair—Student Designs for Wellbeing’, a creative project to rethink and reimagine ergonomic seating with wellbeing in mind.
At the end of the 6 week design challenge, the top 5 thoughtfully designed chairs were: a chair for the masses, a chair for children who are learning to walk, a ‘Nurture Chair’, designed for breastfeeding mothers who seek privacy within public spaces, the ......read more
The art competition was an effort to inspire, foster and encourage students to reflect on the importance of saving water.
United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, 25th November 2019: AVERY Products Middle East, one of the leading providers of pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions, awarded certificates, and AVERY painting kits to students who won at an Art Competition conducted by Kids Paradise Nursery.
The contest challenged budding artists ranging from five to twelve-year old to create art pieces that highlighted UAE in 2030. The winning ......read more
Crowning glory for Aussies with five titles at IWWF World Wakeboard Championships
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 November, 2019: Nic Rapa produced a masterful display to round off a golden day for Australia at the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi as Alice Virag crowned a brilliant week with her own grand finale.
Rapa, who had looked almost unbeatable ever since he took to the water in the UAE capital several days earlier, struck gold with another impeccable performance in the Open Men’s final to become IWWF ......read more
Virag sisters soar through qualifiers, but Aussie Kell sets the Open Women standard at IWWF World Wakeboard Championships
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21 November, 2019: Italian twins Alice and Chiara Virag are largely inseparable, and it was hard to tell them apart again as they produced stunning double performance at the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi today.
The 19-year-old sisters from Milan were in sparkling form as they both topped their qualifying heats to book places in Friday’s Open Women semi-finals at the Eastern Mangroves ......read more
The team was made up of 12-year-old boys from City Football Schools’ Talented Player Program
The tournament also featured City Football Group’s Manchester City Academy, along with Inter Milan and Torino
Dubai, UAE - November 20, 2019: A talented group of players from City Football Schools took part in the Oman International Youth Cup last weekend and produced an eye-catching performance, eventually finishing the tournament in third place having tested themselves against some of Europe’s best young teams.
The competition took place over ......read more
Winners were selected from a shortlist of 90 photos and over 50,000 total submissions from across the Arab World
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 20, 2019: National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai have announced today the winners for the 9th edition of ‘Moments’, the annual regional photography competition to nurture the talents of aspiring regional photographers.
The announcement was made at an unveiling event at the Youth Hub at Emirates Towers in Dubai in the presence of executives from National Geographic Abu Dhabi, Almarai, the ......read more
New Survey from BPG Group and YouGov Highlights Consumers’ Views about Social Media Influencers
19 November 2019: The fourth edition of the Social Media Influencers survey by BPG Group and YouGov found that 85 per cent of respondents follow social media influencers in the UAE and KSA, while 79 per cent have unfollowed many social media influencers due to their increased promotional content and contrasting values and ethics.
But despite this movement by consumers, the survey reveals that influencers with relevant content continue to have a strong ......read more
• Al-Futtaim Toyota invites young artists to shape the future of mobility
• 6.2 million children from 100 countries have taken part
Dubai, UAE, November 18, 2019: Ready, set, paint – the 14th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is set to get off to a strong start with entries from children now being accepted across the UAE.
The 6th local edition of this international competition will see children from around the UAE once again shape the future of mobility through their youthful creativity, by joining over 6.2 ......read more
Subaa says host country’s first international team can upgrade as competitors and learn from the best in the sport
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17th November, 2019: Khaled Subaa, who leads the UAE into this week’s 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi, is relishing the chance to compete against the sport’s best talent.
The 23-year-old wakeboard and waterski athlete from Ras Al Khaimah is proud to have been named captain of the six-strong team representing the host nation, and is ready for his biggest challenge to ......read more
Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2019: The third qualifier of the OMEGA Nations Golf Tour 2019 which was hosted by the Rivoli Group on November 6th at the Dubai Hills Golf Club concluded with an exciting finish between the top three qualifying teams.
The Two ball net stableford aggregate scores format tournament saw Carl Zachhau and Brian Stewart from England take the first place in the third qualifier with a net aggregate of 81 points against Stephen Bushnell and Ahsan Khalon, also from England who finished close on 73 points. Rakesh Shah and Achal Gahi ......read more
ADIMSC, IWWF work together to give sport major boost, create world-class stage at Eastern Mangroves
Abu Dhabi, UAE,14 November, 2019: Wakeboarding in the UAE will be given a major boost next week when the country’s first ever international team competes against the world’s best on a spectacular stage in Abu Dhabi.
The six-man UAE team, including two Emirati brothers, was announced today by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), which hosts the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships taking place from 19-23 November.
The team is ......read more
Master soundtrack carefully crafted by eight distinguished composers with contributions from more than 80 musicians and members of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Limited tickets for ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ at Zayed Sport City Stadium in Abu Dhabi available at www.uaenationaday.ae
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 November, 2019: More than 80 world-class musicians, including members of London’s iconic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, have collaborated to compose an inspiring original score for ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ ......read more
90 photographs from across the region have been shortlisted over both the adults and kids categories
More than a third of the shortlisted images featured GCC souqs
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 11, 2019 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai have announced today the shortlisted entries for the 9th edition of ‘Moments’ its annual regional photography competition to nurture the talent of aspiring regional photographers.
The competition is held in partnership with Almarai, who has been a strategic supporter of this platform for the last 6 ......read more
Sony Music’s child stars Rawan & Rayan release inspirational Arabic song and video to promote inclusion and tolerance for all
Dubai, 11 November 2019: Cartoon Network Middle East has teamed up with Sony Music Entertainment Middle East to release a unique and impactful song featuring YouTube stars; the sisters Rawan and Rayan. The Song entitled “Ya As7ab (hey fiends)” speaks directly to children about the effects of bullying and shares positive messages around inclusion. The catchy Arabic pop song with an accompanying music video will be ......read more
For just AED 49, UAE residents can enjoy a full day at Motiongate Dubai and experience exhilarating rides, shows and much more!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest indoor movies-inspired theme park, featuring immersive rides and attractions, marks the ‘Year of Tolerance’ with an irresistible offer that allows full access to the park for an unbeatable price of AED 49 from November 14th to 16th.
This offer is in line with the UAE Government’s ‘Year of Tolerance’ ......read more
Blume Dolls Meet & Greet: Coming to a toy store near you this November and December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019: Blume Dolls are one of the hottest toys of 2019 and are on the top of Christmas must have toy lists across the world for girls aged 3 to 8 years. With 22 to collect, each doll has their own individual personality and springs into life when a little sprinkle of water is added to their colourful plant pot home.
With a limited number of the four Super Rare Blume Dolls ......read more
Bangla Tigers started community outreach programmes to engage part of the 1-million strong Bangladeshi expatriates to encourage them to visit and enjoy the Abu Dhabi T10 matches at the Zayed Cricket Stadium from 15-24 November, 2019
Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2019: An international cricket tournament, Bangabandhu Cricket League, will be held in the UAE in 2020, to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Father of the Nation of Bangladesh.
This was discussed at Bangladesh Consulate on Wednesday when a delegation ......read more