Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, sees around 50% increase in the number of participants in the 4th UAE edition of the 12th global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.
Over 2,000 children aged 5 to 15 from 45 UAE schools have participated in Toyota’s global initiative, designed to encourage design of future responsible cars, aiming at making the world a better place, through a platform for creative expressions by young artists.
30 finalists will be invited by Al-Futtaim Toyota to the local award ceremony and exhibition in May, where 9 local Gold, Silver and Bronze category winners across three age groups will be announced. The 9 winners’ artwork will be submitted to the global competition held in Japan in the summer, to compete against other ......read more
Mariam Al Zaabi finishes in first place in her division of 1,500 meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi
York University Abu Dhabi
20 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE long-distance runner Mariam Al Zaabi brought the crowd to their feet with a heart-warming and gold medal-winning effort in the 1,500-meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Day two of the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 got off to a fantastic start at the NYUAD campus on Saadiyat Island with the Emirati long-distance athlete sealing first place in her race.
The 1,500-meter runner paced her way around the track to take the gold, waving her arms to the cheering crowd and soaking up the applause.
Speaking after her run, Mariam said: “I am very happy and not even tired. I was so excited with the crowd cheering me on from the ......read more
Competition organised in collaboration with Dubai Design & Fashion Council
Dubai-UAE: 20 March, 2018 – Home Centre, the region’s leading home retailer, is set to launch a design competition in collaboration with the Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) for young and emerging talent in the region.
With the aim of promoting art and design, the contest will focus on themes reflecting UAE culture, resonating with the people and heritage of the GCC region.
The best print designs will feature on select Home Centre products and be displayed in the retailer’s flagship store at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Furthermore, the winner will benefit from a three-month long internship at the retailer’s head office that involves participating in product development and gaining the ......read more
Athlete’s mother, Umm Saleh, says Special Olympics has helped to boost her son’s self-confidence around others as well as his enthusiasm for sport
20 March 2018, Abu Dhabi: Umm Saleh fills with pride each time her son rolls a bowling ball to record another game-winning strike. Saleh Al Marri dominates the lanes wherever he plays. The 24-year-old Emirati is a bowling sensation with a remarkable record of victories and an impressive tally of strikes.
But what is even more impressive is the change he has undergone since he found his love of the sport and began competing on the world stage at the Special Olympics, says Umm Saleh.
“The Special Olympics has affected various aspects of Saleh’s life and he has become more enthusiastic and self-confident.
"Because the championship is taking place ......read more
The ‘Saudi House’ promotes cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March 2018: SIKKA Art Fair 2018, a flagship event of Dubai Art Season and the first annual initiative of its kind focused on supporting and showcasing Saudi, Emirati, and GCC based artists, features the ‘Saudi House’ by Culture-Focused Tamashee during its eighth edition. SIKKA Art Fair is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture, and runs from 17th to 26th March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.
In a direct translation of the directives issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ......read more
Formula one champion Lewis Hamilton races to ceremony to deliver trophy
Ceremony hosted by Trevor Noah and included a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson
Dubai, UAE; 19 March 2018: Andria Zafirakou, an art and textiles teacher from Alperton Community School, Brent, London, has been named as the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018, awarded under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
The glittering award ceremony was hosted by comedian and actor Trevor Noah and included a special musical performance by Oscar-winning actress and Grammy award winning singer Jennifer Hudson. Over 4,000 children gathered to announce this year’s winner ......read more
Top shooters touted as future Olympians
2500 contestants competed for 4 days
Dubai, 18th March 2018: An Emirati woman grabbed first place at the 18th Fazza Open Championship for Shooting (Saktoun Rifle) after seeing tough competition from veteran rifle shooters in the region and overcoming windy condition on Saturday at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai.
The competition, organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) for locals, residents and GCC nationals, was held for four consecutive days and saw the participation of around 2,500 contestants vying for big prizes, including 4X4 cars and huge cash incentives, plus the privilege of bringing honour to their respective countries.
Maj. Gen. Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Chairman of the Planning ......read more
Dubai, March 18, 2018: Curtin University Dubai has announced the winners of their inaugural Curtin Urban Arts Festival, a creative event with workshops, masterclasses, and competitions that challenged the artistic abilities of students in the UAE. Winners were selected from more than 300 entries from leading schools and colleges across the UAE.
In the Photography Competition, Donell Gumiran was declared winner in the General Category and emerged as Curtin Dubai’s Photographer of the Year. Sumiksha Chakraborty from St Mary’s Catholic High School won the School Category Photography Competition. In the University Category, Kate Roska from Curtin University Dubai won first place. Al Diyafah High School students Akshita Bhatia, Alesha Saldhana, Diya Sanjeev, Roshni Kukreja won the graffiti competition that let ......read more
In celebration of the UAE’s Year of Zayed 2018, the eighth edition of SIKKA Art Fair upholds the values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
The Saudi House, a SIKKA Art Fair 2018 highlight, will promote cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has today inaugurated the eighth edition of SIKKA Art Fair, which will run from 17th to 26th March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood as a flagship event of Dubai Art Season 2018, strengthening the culture, heritage, arts and literature sectors with a rich series of new ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced a super-seven line up for Friday’s Milan-San Remo race, with Abu Dhabi Tour stage winner and reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff leading the team as they look to secure their first race win of the 2018 UCI World Tour season.
Kristoff, who is aiming to add to his 2014 Milan-San Remo victory, will be supported by an experienced team including; Diego Ulissi, Marco Marcato and Ben Swift, the latter of whom has finished on the podium twice in this race – 3rd in 2014 and 2nd in 2016. Joining them will be the promising young trio of Oliviero Troia, Simone Consonni and Sven Erik Bystrøm. The riders will be guided along the 300km route by Sports Director Mario Scirea and his ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2018: Etihad Airways and the UAE Special Olympics team last night welcomed the Kuwait Special Olympics team and supporters at Abu Dhabi Airport. Etihad had provided the Kuwait team with flights as a symbol of support to the UAE’s sister country.
The Kuwaiti delegation of 84 visitors includes 54 athletes representing seven sporting disciplines.
In addition to athletes, the airline flew Kuwait’s equipment, coaches, dignitaries and the media for the occasion.
Etihad is supported by Hala Abu Dhabi, who are providing tours & excursions to visitors attending the event
Key facts about the Special Olympics:
The Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 take place in Abu Dhabi between 14 and 22 March 2018.
More than 1,000 athletes from 33 countries will be competing in ......read more
Dubai, UAE; March 15, 2018: 2XL, a home-grown luxury furnishings brand, has launched Caspar, a grey coloured sophisticated living room collection which conforms to a variety of interiors. It can easily blend in with warm wall colours for a laid-back look or one can spruce it up with pops of colour for a stylish upgrade. Caspar comes as a set of four-seater and two single-seater sofas.
Made of soft fabric, Caspar is perfect for one to relax after a busy day. The rims of the seater and its legs are in a matching light wooden colour, making it easy to pair with any colour of coffee tables available in the 2XL store.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, 2XL, “Grey is a very versatile colour, opening up many possibilities of mix and match to create a breath-taking effect. The arms and legs of Caspar ......read more
Celebrating athletes of determination, from 14 to 22 March
15, March 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Twenty-three students from the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomatic institution, will volunteer at the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi.
The upcoming event, set to take place from 14 to 22 March 2018, marks the debut edition of the Special Olympics in the Middle East.
His Excellency Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, said: “We are grateful to the students of Emirates Diplomatic Academy for their support for the Special Olympics.
Special Olympics volunteers will play a major role in the success of one of the world’s biggest and most ......read more
Exclusive opportunity for Cadillac car buyers to win one of EIGHT luxury packages to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals
The ‘Daring Greatly Gets You to the World Cup’ initiative is running from March alongside other offers
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018: With the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, Cadillac Alghanim is giving its customers the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the finals of the tournament in Russia, offering a five-star experience that matches the luxury standards of a premium brand such as Cadillac.
From the 1st of March, customers will have the opportunity to win either one of three all-inclusive five-star trips to attend the FIFA World Cup Final in Moscow or one of five all-inclusive five-star trips to attend one of the semi-final games, with every purchase of a new Cadillac ......read more
Fourth annual Data Science Bowl Calls on Global Data Science Community to Confront Deadly Diseases through Artificial Intelligence
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018: Somewhere, buried in one of tens of millions of cell samples, could lie the next great breakthrough in disease prevention or cure. But, one of the great barriers to finding it could be the need for human eyes to evaluate a corresponding mountain of cell images, one by one. In an era when terabytes of data can be analyzed in just a few days, the opportunity to enhance automation of biomedical analysis could help researchers achieve breakthroughs faster in the treatment of almost every disease—from cancer, diabetes and rare disorders to the common cold.
To spur this automation, Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle launched the 2018 Data Science ......read more
Przygonski Battles to Dubai International Baja Victory as Emirati Rider Al Balooshi Claims First World Cup Bikes Win
Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2018: Polish driver Jakub Przygonski battled his way to victory in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani today as top UAE rider Mohammed Al Balooshi claimed his first World Cup bikes triumph to climax two days of classic cross country rallying.
Partnered by Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul in a Mini John Cooper, overnight leader Przygonski completed the second leg’s 174 km Nissan special stage to secure the cars title with a winning margin of 4mins 8 secs from Russians Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov in another Mini.
Saudi Arabia’s Yasir Hamed Seaidan with Russian co-driver Aleksei Kuzmich finished third another 1 min 32 ......read more
New art collection to be showcased at Le Patio
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2018: The St. Regis Dubai, in collaboration with Sulty Events and Entertainment and Alina Hannah, Client Advisory Middle East for Christie’s, will open the sixth installation of the “Perspective: Art Exhibition” featuring a solo exhibition by Russian artist, Alexey Firsov in the surrounding area of ‘Le Patio”, second floor St Regis Hotel Dubai. The exhibition runs from 12th March 2018 until 12th May, 2018.
Alexey Firsov pioneered his own artistic style called Lavism, and he says it’s derived from explosive brush strokes, passionate colours, and bold thick texture. Firsov’s Lavism is inspired by ancient Russian art that can be seen in the 14th century Russian Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Volotovo ......read more
DUBAI, 10th March 2018: Matar Ali Ahmed Rashed Al Habsi hailing from Ras Al Khaimah was crowned as the Youlah champion at a gala ceremony during the 13th and final episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village on Friday 9th March.
The packed arena went delirious with excitement when it was announced that the 22-year-old policeman was the popular winner having received more votes from the public than Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi who earned second place and was the first to congratulate the new champion.
It brought the curtain down on weeks of brilliant entertainment by the 16 Yuweel finalists who showcased the unique Emirati culture of Youlah which was telecast live on Sama Dubai television channel every ......read more
All Black belts made weight ahead of their final appearance in season three
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will begin tomorrow Saturday 10th March at 11am
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018: The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation®, the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, conducted the official Weigh-ins today at the Copper Box Arena, London, ahead of the final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour season three.
Black belt world champions; Mayssa Caldas, Amanda Nogueira, Larissa Paes, Charlotte Von Baumgarten, Ana Carolina Vieira, Samantha Cook, José Lima, Hiago George, Kywan Gracie, Flavio Vianna, Jaime Canuto, Isaque Bahiense, Helton Junior, Adam Wardzinski, Igor Silva, among many others made weight ahead of their highly anticipated fights.
Another Triumphant Year for the Chevron Readers’ Cup Concludes
Dubai, 10 March 2018: Winners of the UAE’s annual book battle, the Chevron Readers’ Cup, were declared at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature today. The reading quiz concluded its most successful year since its inception with almost 3000 students from schools across the GCC participating.
67 teams competed in the finals, which were held in Arabic and English in two age groups – Primary and Secondary. Teams answered questions from a list of books by Festival authors and the winners were awarded trophies, certificates and book vouchers.
This year marks the seventh year Chevron has sponsored the competition, which has become an integral part of the company’s event calendar. As an annual moderator of the ......read more
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding hosts for SIKKA Art Fair 2018
Dubai, UAE, March 08, 2018: If you are heading to the SIKKA Art Fair this year and want a taste of genuine Emirati culture in the historical neighbourhood of Al Fahidi, be sure to visit SMCCU. The centre is hosting various activities and an exhibition from 17th - 26th March. Details and timings as follows:
The sikka/alleyway of House 47 will be transformed into an Emirati vintage coffee shop taking guests back in time with traditional coffee and tea and old-style board games, an Emirati calligrapher and a henna artist. Dubai Drums will be present as will a photobooth for guests to dress up in UAE traditional wear, and SMCCU will also be offering complimentary Emirati snacks, pastries, Arabic coffee and dates, ......read more
DUBAI, 8th March 2018: The Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle which is open to locals, residents and GCC nationals will kick-off with training beginning on Sunday 11th March from 8am to 4pm at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai.
Shooters will continue training for three consecutive days in preparation for the Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Open) for both men and women which will be held from March 14th to 17th, while the Fazza Open Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Locals) will be held on Sunday March 18th at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah.
It was announced that participants from all nationalities residing in the country and citizens of the GCC could join the training sessions in the Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle, ......read more
Dubai, 8 March 2018: The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature poetry performance competition concluded today following an intense final round of the Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition. Winners were crowned by Festival 2018 poets Khalid AlBudoor, Nujoom Nasser Alghanem, Afra Atiq and Harry Baker.
An unprecedented number of performers entered the competition this year, with 700 students competing in the semi-finals before the top performers in each age group progressed to the finals at the Festival. Participants were evaluated on their interpretation of selected poems as well as their performances.
In keeping with the rich Emirati tradition of poetry recital, the Poetry for All competition provides students the chance to exhibit their oratory skills. The competition, held in Arabic ......read more
JOHNSON’S® Baby tent at JBR to showcase new HEAD-TO-TOE® range on 8th and 9th March, 2018
Dubai, UAE, 8 March, 2018: JOHNSON’S® Baby, today officially launched its first semi-therapeutic product line, JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE®, at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) over a panel discussion, which brought together brand representatives, an independent doctor, media and influential mothers from the local community. The JOHNSON’S® Baby tent at JBR will welcome visitors for two days, over 8th and 9th March.
Sana Naweel, Shopper Manager for Johnson & Johnson was pleased with the outcome of the event - “We are absolutely delighted to officially launch JOHNSON’S® Baby’s first semi therapeutic product line, HEAD-TO-TOE®, today in the UAE. The ......read more
March 8, 2018, Dubai, UAE:- Emirates Post organized a variety of sports activities for its employees as part of UAE National Sports Day aimed at emphasizing the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle. The various activities witnessed employees participate in running and stair-climbing competitions, as well as table tennis, mini-basketball and football tournaments. Departments challenged each other at a tug of war as well as mind sports such as chess and puzzle-solving in active and lively sports environments across its branches throughout the Emirates.
Commenting on the initiative, His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, said "This annual sports event reflects our wise leaders mission in unifying our great nation’s multicultural society through sports. It ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, on the Fifa World Cup Trophy visiting Dubai.
“The tour of the Fifa World Cup trophy to more than 60 cities around the world is evidence of its global appeal and a confirmation of Fifa World Cup’s status as the greatest sporting extravaganza on the planet.
“The trophy’s visit to Dubai as part of its global tour confirms the country’s position on the international sporting map. Dubai is one of the leading destinations of the world; it is a brand which enjoys great ......read more
February 21 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Angelique Kerber demonstrated the fantastic form that has seen her win 13 of her 15 matches this season as she swept aside 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships finalist Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes.
Kerber, who has fully turned around a challenging 2017 to win Sydney, reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the quarter-finals in Doha, dominated her opponent from the start and once she had taken an early lead she showed no signs of surrendering her advantage. Now she will face the player who beat Strycova in ......read more
HE Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi announces that 7 of the winners will be hosted at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and get the chance to meet to HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and explain their innovative projects to HH.
UAE Young Scientist Award goes to Sultan Binbader from Alrefah School for his 'Emergency Robot' project.
6 UAE Ministers take part in the student retreat discussions and listen to students challenges and aspirations.
Winners of 3D competition announced
Dubai, 21 February 2018: The National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival ......read more
It’s time for Women in Science to Shine
Program to award fellowships worth EUR 84,000 to outstanding female scientists in the GCC and Yemen
Dubai, 21 February 2018 – L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is once again looking for worthy candidates for this year’s program. The annual initiative, in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, aims to recognize and promote women pursuing science in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: There were upsets and thrilling battles on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as former champion Agnieszka Radwanska failed to reach the second round as she fell 7-5 6-4 to Daria Kasatkina, and Johanna Konta made tournament history.
Radwanska won the title in 2012 but last year she suffered a number of injury and illness setbacks and has struggled to regain her place in the top 10. Although she offered stubborn resistance in the first set she failed to find a way back in the second.
"I know it's going to be ......read more
The electronics giant ran a consumer competition on their Facebook page
Dubai, February 19, 2018: Nikai Electronics, a part of the Nikai Group of companies, has concluded its search for best legacy recipes on its popular social media platforms recently. The campaign, which received an overwhelming response from various nationalities across the GCC, was held to draw in the best recipes passed down through generations.
Speaking about the competition and engaging target consumers online, Mr. Karthik Moorthy, Vice President, Nikai Group of Companies, said, “Our social ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018: Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, promises an action-packed week filled with entertainment options for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the Chinese New Year celebrations and for all movie enthusiast, there’s no place better than Roxy, the city’s only boutique cinema experience to catch all the Oscar nominated films.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Brief: Boxpark will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a series of performances, bound to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018: Alexander Kristoff recorded his first victory of the 2018 season and his first in UAE Team Emirates’ colours as the European Champion took home the final stage on the Tour of Oman, adding to his two previous victories on this stage in 2016 and 2017.
The Norwegian produced a thrilling display in the final sprint finish to take home the win ahead of his nearest rivals, Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Cycling Club), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana).
A five-man breakaway dominated the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa will return to the UAE this week as the former World Champion attempts to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Tour (21-25 February) alongside a first-class rider line up. Competing alongside the Portuguese legend will be Italian Champion Fabio Aru, who makes his team debut and reigning European Champion Alexander Kristoff, who returns to the UAE following his top 10 performance at the Dubai Tour.
The three superstars will be supported in their quest for the General Classification title by Italian trio ......read more
Discover an awesome celebration filled with festivities that welcome the Year of the Dog from 15-24 February
Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2018 – LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is gearing up to welcome Lunar New Year with a host of festive round-the-clock activities for the whole family.
From 15-24 February 2018, families visiting LEGOLAND Dubai will experience an authentic Lunar New Year Celebration with a Wishing Wall, a fun interactive Chinese New Year Trivia Wall, and ......read more
February 14 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: US Open finalist Madison Keys has already made a massive impression on the sport elsewhere, and now she is primed and ready to add the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her lengthening list of accomplishments.
She became one of the youngest players to win a match on the WTA Tour, at the age of 14 years and 48 days, and was the first American woman to debut in the top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999, entering at 10 in June 2016 before rising to seven later in the year, becoming the best player to emerge from the United States in ......read more
Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah
Over 5,000 falcons registered in the take-off area in two championships in Dubai this season
Farms in Russia, Kazakhstan, England, Scotland and Germany breeding special falcons to meet demand in the UAE and GCC
DUBAI, 13th February 2018: The Emirati heritage sport of falconry has not only realized the strategic vision of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive the intangible culture of the UAE but also attracted global interest from falconers thanks to the successful organization ......read more
The competition encourages innovation and academic research in the field of cyber security in the UAE and globally
The award embodies the essence of the Year of Zayed’s vision and UAE Month of Innovation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 February 2018: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) today announced that the call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. The competition has been designed to encourage academic study and research excellence ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza scooped gold at the Asian Cycling Championships in Myanmar, adding to the two silver medals he picked up at the competition in 2015 and 2017, as part of the UAE National Team. Mirza, the first professional Emirati cyclist to ride on the UCI World Tour and compete at the Olympic Games, beat his opposition in the narrow sprint finish to take home the gold medal and write his name into the history books.
The Emirati, who recently took part in the Dubai Tour, commented: “I'm so happy and proud ......read more
ADNOC students beat out four other teams to take top spot in Abu Dhabi carrier’s innovation challenge
Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 12, 2018: A team of five students from ADNOC Schools reached first place in Etihad Airways’ Artificial Intelligence Competition, held in Abu Dhabi. With five teams and over 40 students participating, the competition challenged the children to develop a service or solution that harnesses the power of AI technology in order to solve a problem or create a new capability within the aviation or air transport sectors. The ......read more
February 12 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Wimbledon champion and former world number one Garbiñe Muguruza will be hungry for success when she begins her bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy next week.
The Spaniard enjoyed a fantastic 2017, winning at the All England Club to add a second Grand Slam crown to the one she earned in Paris a year earlier. By beating Serena Williams to win the 2016 French Open and then Venus to win Wimbledon, she became the first player to defeat both Williams’ sisters in Grand Slam singles finals. Last season she also won the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff finished ninth in the General Classification (GC) of the Dubai Tour, after yet another strong ride with fantastic support from his new team mates. The European Champion went into today’s final stage with the hope of scooping a podium position, but suffered another spate of bad luck after being caught up behind a crash in the final kilometre of the race.
However, Kristoff – who will continue his season at next week’s Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour – was superbly led ......read more
Over 40 submissions selected by the Authority’s judging panel
SIKKA Art Fair is a flagship event of Dubai Art season, the Emirate’s annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 February 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its line-up of artists for the eighth edition of the SIKKA Art Fair 2018. Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai ......read more
Dubai’s most exciting drama camp for children & teens
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018: From monsters and spaceships to pinball and bowling to best friends and prom… throw some crazy 80s music in there and what do you have? A unique drama camp based on the HIT NETFLIX TV SHOW ‘STRANGER THINGS’! Are your kids ready to venture to the UPSIDE DOWN…?
At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff showed why the team were desperate to secure his services for this season, as the rider once again featured in the top five during stage four on the Dubai Tour. Kristoff, the reigning European Champion battled against the attacking peloton as they frantically tried to reign in the sole break away rider in the final kilometres. Coming into the final 300 metres, the drawn out, blue-jersey bunch, tackled a steep ascent with Kristoff driving forward to cross the line narrowly missing out on a third place podium ......read more
The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery takes flight with French photographer Manolo Chrétien and his powerful aeronautical artwork.
Dubai, UAE – 10 February, 2018: Acclaimed artist and photographer Manolo Chrétien unearths his deeply rooted passion for aviation in the Nose Art exhibition at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, debuting in February 2018. In a powerful yet playful approach, Chrétien captures the essence of famed aircraft nose-to-face as it were. From a luxe 1960s Learjet to the supersonic Concorde jetliner and military vessels like the Dassault Rafale, ......read more
February 8, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: With a spectacular line-up which includes seven of the world’s top ten female players, the excitement is building for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which gets underway in just over a week’s time at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud.
One of the best fields to be seen outside of a Grand Slam will be in action from 19th to 24th February during the WTA Tournament, and for only 55dhs per day for Days 1-3, fans will see a line-up which boasts five former world number ones and four players who between them have ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: UAE Team Emirates capped off stage three of the Dubai Tour with another hard fought performance, which culminated in Alexander Kristoff securing a top 10 finish following a bunched sprint to the line. Ahead of the race, the reigning European Champion joined team-mates; Yousif Mirza, the UAE National Champion, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono in meeting and signing autographs with students from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai, as part of the team’s commitment to promote ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: In celebration of its role as Official Timekeeper of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has proudly opened its ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ inside the Lotte World Mall in Seoul, South Korea. The launch event included many guests of honour including Alain Zobrist, CEO of OMEGA Timing; Julia Choi, CEO of Swatch Group Korea; OMEGA friend and Olympic Games athlete Yuna Kim; and Hyunchul Park, the Director of Lotte Property & Development.
The ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ displays 86 years ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: Ahead of the third stage of the Dubai Tour 2018, children from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai were invited to meet UAE Team Emirates at the Dubai Tour fan village.
Riders including the reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff, UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono signed autographs and spoke to the excited students, as part of the team’s commitment to promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the next generation of UAE cyclists ......read more
Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah
16-year-old Emirati Khalifa Al Falasi competes in the General Public category
DUBAI, 7th February 2018: Dubai-based British falconer Harry Ian Garland has embraced the Emirati heritage sport of falconry with the same passion and pride as people in the Gulf after participating in the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) at the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off ......read more
February 6, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Schools across Dubai have been getting into the swing of things in the lead up to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, with over a thousand children from ten schools participating in the Partner Schools Programme.
Schools across the emirate have been invited to participate in the programme, which was developed to create a legacy from the Championships by providing children with the opportunity to try tennis, and to get involved with the event through academic and sporting activities and participation in the always popular J.P. Morgan ......read more
Dubai, 6 February 2018: DIFF365@VOX powered by du presents audiences ‘Cactus Flower’ from award winning Egyptian director Hala Elkoussy at VOX Cinemas (cinema 9), Mall of the Emirates from 8 February – 21 February, 2018. ‘Cactus Flower’ is the story of three strangers who come together after a banal catastrophe leaves them homeless in Cairo, a city on the verge.
‘Cactus Flower’, supported by the Dubai Film Market’s post-production and production support programme Enjaaz, received rave reviews from audiences and critics at DIFF’s ......read more
Sharjah – February 5, 2018: Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, the Department of Family Development Centres (FDC), one of the institutions of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs, announced the 16th edition of the Annual Family Forum.
Conceptualized under the theme “By Morality, Nations are Built”, the Annual Family Forum ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ are targeting glory on home soil with the Dubai Tour (6 – 10 February) the first stop in a series of races across the GCC that includes; The Tour of Oman (13 – 18 February) and concludes at the end of February with the Abu Dhabi Tour (21 – 25 February).
The line-up for the Dubai Tour – the first race in the UAE for the Emirati team this season – will feature two of the team’s newest members; former U-23 World Road Race Champion, Sven Erik Bystrøm and reigning European Road Race ......read more
February 4 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Two of the most exciting young players on the ATP World Tour will be vying for the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title when play gets underway later this month, with both Lucas Pouille and Karen Khachanov ready to make their mark and continue their climb up the rankings.
Pouille already signalled his intent here last year when he fought all the way to the semi-finals before losing to eventual champion Andy Murray. Having received the 2016 Most Improved Player Award, voted for by his fellow players, he went on to enjoy a ......read more
Porcelain vessels designed by Sheikha Hind currently being displayed as part of PostCraft Collection
Sharjah, February 04, 2018: The uniquely different stages of the UAE’s development form the artistic focus of a collection of vases that is currently touring around the region. Designed and produced by Sheikha Hind Al bint Majed Al Qassimi, proprietor of the Designed by Hind brand, the vessels are a personal interpretation of the three significant historical periods that have defined the progress of the country; pre-oil, oil and post-oil.
Titled ‘Is-Dher’, ......read more
Kids will have the chance to perform on the Main Cultural Stage of Global Village within the Global Show Academy
The festival, dedicated to celebrating children, runs from 3rd to 24th February 2018
A football challenge for children will be held during Kids Fest
4 February, 2018 -Dubai, UAE: Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and a family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced the return of Kids Fest, for its 3rd successive year, from 3rd – 24th February 2018.
Kids Fest will be a 21 day ......read more
Saeed Al Kaabi will face-off against Matar Al Habsi in the second semi-final next Friday
DUBAI, 4 February 2018: Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi displayed magnificent all-round skills to become the first contestant to achieve a perfect score of 50 during the ninth episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village on Friday 2nd February.
It came at a perfect time for the experienced Yuweel artiste who virtually sealed his spot in the final with his flawless ......read more
Gems Modern Academy won the match by eight wickets
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 3rd 2018: Students from Gems Modern Academy school were at their best in the Final Round of Elite School League (ESL), a cricket tournament conducted by Robin Singh Sports Academy with Aster and Transworld Group as title sponsors at the Ajman MCC ground on February 2nd. The League produced not only centuries, but also deadly bowling spells and spectacular all-round performances.
Watched by Indian Test star and renowned coach Robin Singh, ESL aims to identify top cricket talent in the UAE. ......read more
Tournament is a qualifier for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals to held on 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 1st February 2018: Team F3-K headed by falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin began their quest to qualify for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals with a hat-trick of victories on the opening day of the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) on Thursday 1st February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in ......read more
ME children’s toy sector on upward track as UAE leads consumer spending on toys and games
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: The Middle East toys and games market, valued at US$3.5 billion in 2017, will be on an upward track in 2018, with the UAE at the forefront of consumer spending on items such as action figures, arts and crafts, plush toys, puzzles, sport equipment, and pre-school products.
According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), a growing population coupled with a strong performing tourism sector will put the retail value of toys and games in the Middle ......read more
The ‘Pride of the Generation’ will be held from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 31st January 2018: Elite falconers will spring into action during the next fortnight when the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) begins on Thursday 1st February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (exit 55) in Dubai.
The second and most prestigious falconry championship which will continue ......read more
Dubai, Wednesday, 31st January 2018: Lebanese superstar Elissa, one of the most recognised artistes in the Arab world, will perform a special concert for Global Village guests on Friday, 2nd February 2018, starting at 9:00 pm at the Main Cultural Stage. Elissa has been brought to the region’s leading family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment in cooperation with Rotana, and guests can rightly anticipate a magical atmosphere at the concert.
Season 22 of Global Village has witnessed concerts by some of the most popular and adored singers and artistes ......read more
Dubai, January 31, 2018: Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors hosted the 14th edition of the hugely-popular annual musical concert Global Fusion on 27th January, 2018, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. This year’s Global Fusion concept was themed around “Wind”, one of the five basic elements of nature which has been musically interpreted since time immemorial. The concept symbolised the role of Wind in creating music with the help of talented artistes from six different countries.
The Global Fusion concert was led by Rakesh Chaurasia from India on the Bamboo ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2018: The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 began with a thrilling start at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” that took place in the spectacular setting of the frozen lake of St. Moritz from 26th – 28th January 2018 and saw Team Cartier claim victory over Team Maserati by 4.5 to 4, in a breathtaking final.
Over the three days of the tournament, the four polo teams played entertaining and high-class polo matches to the delight of over 15,000 spectators – setting a new tournament record. The spectacularly sunny weather conditions ......read more
The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer
Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018: Following four days of enthralling golf, the “Major of the Middle East” has concluded in victory for Li Haotong. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 point lead on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club.
The victory earns Li Haotong a trophy, winner’s cheque and a brand new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer
Driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8901 ......read more
Dubai, 25th January, 2018: OMEGA ambassadors, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy, have teed off on a gloriously sunny day at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai to get the 29th edition of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic underway.
While the current and defending champion Sergio Garcia will be looking to earn his second win at the tournament, the Northern Irishman, Rory McIlroy, will also be looking to reclaim the trophy, which he lifted in 2015.
The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, a part of the European Tour, is considered the top professional golfing tournament in the Middle ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018: Representatives of more than 120 national boxing federations will assemble in Dubai this weekend for an Extraordinary Congress of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), where they will discuss administrative reforms and pick a new chief to lead the organisation.
The UAE Boxing Federation (UAEBF) will host the Congress on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton (Dubai International Financial Centre), in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, and HE Anas Al Otaiba, President of UAEBF, said preparations are in full swing.
“This is the ......read more
Dubai – 25 Jan 2018: Dubai Customs has brought down the curtain on the 23rd edition of Carpet and Art Oasis 2018, with sales hitting AED 20 million.
Themed ‘A Fabric of Creativity’, the exhibition organised by Dubai Customs in association with Oilfields Supply Center Ltd featured more than 200,000 exquisite and rare carpets, and over 45 exhibitors from around the world, with carpets this year worth Dh2 billion.
The exhibition, a key event of the Dubai Shopping Festival, is among a few exhibitions in the world to focus on handcrafted silk and wool carpets, said ......read more
KSA women participate in basketball, table tennis, fencing, Karate and athletics
Sharjah, January 24, 2018: A strong contingent of Saudi women athletes will be out in force at the fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), which runs from February 2-12, 2018. Organised by the Sharjah Women Sports Foundation, (SWSF), under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, the event will see 70 clubs from 17 Arab countries compete in nine Olympic ......read more
24 January, 2018; Dubai: The Alif, a painting exhibition by Dr. Sana Sajan a passionate artist and philanthropist 2018 edit has been inaugurated at AnYahh art gallery on 23rd January by H.H. Sheikha Hind Bint Faisal Al Qassimi and Adel Sajan Director Danube Group. To grace the occasion present on the evening were members of the private office of H.H Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, The Community Development Authority, Thalassemia center of Latifa hospital and Crème de la Crème of Dubai.
The collection is blend of bold and beautiful colours with an oeuvre of modern ......read more
December’s ‘500 Super Final Handball’ will see the nine-time European champions take on Polish club Vive Kielce
DUBAI January 23, 2018: Come December and two of Europe’s biggest teams, nine-time European Champions League winners FC Barcelona Handbol and 2016 continental champions PGE Vive Kielce, will land in Dubai to battle for a prize-purse of $500,000 in the inaugural “500 Super Final Handball”.
Being organised under the aegis of Dubai Sports Council, the 500 Super Final will be held in Dubai every December for five years, with ......read more
There will be five races each day from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 23rd January 2018: The sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will be held from 1st to 15th February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (exit 55) in Dubai.
HHC expect a record number of participants for the second and prestigious Fazza Falconry Championship following the success of the Fazza ......read more
Robert Pattinson’s best performance to date in electrifying twisted thriller exclusive to DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du this month
Dubai, 23 January 2018: DIFF’s independent cinema showcase, DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du, welcomes the most exciting and latest cinema from around the world for a year-round festival. From 25 January - 7 February, DIFF365 presents ‘Good Time’, a riveting race-against- time thriller directed by Ben and Josh Safdie, starring Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi, Ben Safdie, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Following the ......read more