Emirati Astronauts Countdown to ISS Space Mission Take-off on September 25
Film premieres September 19 at 8pm UAE time on National Geographic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, September 19, 2019 --- National Geographic, in partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), announced today the release of the first long film documenting the UAE’s extraordinary journey into space.
The brand-new documentary, which is the first of a 4-part film series, premieres on September 19 ahead of the historic International Space Station (ISS) Mission take-off, with Hazzaa AlMansoori as the first Emirati and only Arab aboard. Astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi will also be present at the launch, acting as reserve astronaut for the entire Mission.
The film is accompanied by short vignettes with exclusive coverage ......read more
Dubai, 18 September 2019: Dreamed of dancing in the rain in Dubai? With BAARISH, you can practice your best Bollywood moves under raindrops at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience.
Guests can immerse themselves into music, dance and entertainment at the Mumbai Chowk zone near Victoria Station Café where renowned DJ’s Hani, Madmax, Sib, Jeff and Atul will perform live on September 20th. Cool off as you splash around and enjoy a spell of unusual weather along with full access to rides and attractions as well as free entry for kids up to the age of 12 years.
Guests can enjoy special offers on multiple one-day park tickets, starting from just AED 35 per person for a group of six, AED 50 per person for a group of four, AED 75 per ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 18, 2019: Hundreds of adrenaline junkies will trek to Ski Dubai this Friday to challenge one of the toughest commando assault course when the Ice Warrior Challenge returns for its 10th season.
Organised by Ski Dubai and supported by Dubai Sports Council, the 2019 Ice Warrior Challenge, which is scheduled for a 6.30am start on September 20, has attracted a record number of entries with participants looking forward to the excitement of taking on different icy obstacles like monkey bar swings, tyre runs and net crawls in sub-zero temperatures.
Celebrating their 10th year, organisers have promised a bigger, better and tougher Ice Warrior X, with part of the proceedings going to charity like every year in the past. Participants will be divided into four different categories ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 17, 2019: As the dust settles on UAE Team Emirates’ success at the Vuelta a Espana, an all Italian squad of five head home to compete in two back-to-back one day races with the 195.5km Giro della Toscana in Lissone (September 18) and the 198.2km Coppa Sabatini in Legnano (19 September).
Sports Director Marco Marzano will lead the following riders:
• Simone Consonni
• Nicolas Dalla Valle
• Roberto Ferrari
• Manuele Mori
• Simone Petilli
Marco Marzano, Sports Director said: "The route of the Giro della Toscana is selective, and Petilli is our rider with the best qualities for this type of race. As for the Coppa Sabatini-GP Peccioli, it can suit a lot of different riders, and as it can also suit a ......read more
Emirati driver underlines F2 dominance in Portugal to become world champion with third race victory
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 September, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi are half way towards their target of landing four major powerboat racing titles this season following Rashed Al Qemzi’s triumph in the UIM F2 World Championship.
Al Qemzi, who clinched his second F2 crown in three years by winning yesterday’s Grand Prix of Portugal in Ribadouro, was part of the four-man crew who secured the World Endurance Championships in Poland two months ago.
Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning UIM F1H2O world champion Shaun Torrente currently leads this year’s series and also tops the UIM XCAT World Championship standings with his title-winning partner from last season, Faleh Al Mansoori.
It means the ......read more
The Search for the region’s best Videographers and Filmmakers has begun – Register NOW!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 16, 2019: Nikon Middle East FZE is pleased to announce their very own Film Festival, Cinema Z, inviting all professional filmmakers and videography enthusiasts to participate and win over $20,000 worth of exciting prizes.
There are significant changes taking place in the movie making and video industry globally. Innovative approaches both technical and creative are changing and redefining the craft of film making and content creation.
With the objective of strengthening their relationships with the Videography and Filmmaking Community in the region, the Nikon Film Festival offers an ideal platform for professionals, enthusiasts and students to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 16, 2019: History was made for the UAE today, as 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar stepped onto the Vuelta a Espana podium and proudly displayed the country’s flag on his jersey as he celebrated a landmark third place finish at one of the biggest bike races in the world. As he raised his hands in triumph, he became the first rider in UAE colours to ever grace the podium steps in a Grand Tour.
Pogacar’s remarkable performance during the 21-day Tour of Spain will also be remembered for his three spectacular stage wins, along with his winning of the coveted white jersey, which is given to the best young rider in the race.
His achievements marked the first Grand Tour podium for UAE Team Emirates since its inception in 2017 and took the team’s ......read more
Level 43 to serenade guests with a weekly Saxophone Night
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: Offering unmatched 360-degree views of Dubai's iconic skyline, Level 43 Sky Lounge is among the popular nightlife spots of the city. The outdoor views at this sky lounge are truly mesmerising post sun-down, and Level 43 is all set to get even more exciting with a special Saxophone Night on September 25th! Every Wednesday, guests at this popular nightlife hub will be serenaded with lilting tunes of the Saxophone followed by DJ Sveta’s groovy tunes.
A gifted Saxophonist, Manuel Kev’s expertise extends across Jazz, Classical and Latin music. Passionate about fusing house music with other genres, Manuel’s symphonies are soulful and peppy! Joining Level 43’s musical line-up is DJ ......read more
** Dubai’s premier photography studio are on the hunt for a fresh new face – why not enter your little one today! **
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: Is your little nipper aged between 1 and 6 years old? If so, they stand a chance of being chosen as the brand-new face of The Studio, Dubai’s top photography studio located in The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai.
Along with being the brand’s very own little mascot, a whole host of other cool prizes are up for grabs too! So if your child loves the camera and you would like to be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is submit a picture that you think captures them perfectly, along with completing a simple questionnaire. It couldn’t be easier! All you then need to do is keep you and your little nipper’s fingers ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi driver in confident mood as he looks to clinch F2 world title
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 September, 2019: T eam Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi produced more of the form which has seen him dominate the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today in the countdown to the Grand Prix of Portugal.
The Emirati driver, who is looking to secure his second F2 world title in three years with a third victory of the season in Ribadouro, set the early pace in official practice on the Albufeira da Pala reservoir course.
His time of 46.16 was the fastest of the 21 challengers when he retired early from the session, and while Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas produced a late surge to clock a best lap of 46.03, Al Qemzi was in a confident mood as he prepared to chase a fourth successive pole position.
He was faster than each of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ king of the climbs, Tadej Pogacar, blew away the competition in the mountains today to take his third stage win at La Vuelta and in doing so not only secured a place on the podium in Madrid, but claimed the coveted white jersey as the best young rider in the race.
Pogacar went into stage 20 in 5th position in the GC and needed to do something special to move up the rankings. With 38kms to go, as the main contenders rode the penultimate climb of the day, the 20-year-old Slovenian did just that – attacking with such ferocity that none of his rivals could respond. It was a courageous move by the youngest rider in the race, and it paid dividends, as he soloed away to the line in what will go down in the history books as ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 14, 2019: It was a bittersweet day for UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar, after a solid performance earned him a top 10 finish in stage 18 of La Vuelta, but also ended with him handing over the white jersey to Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana). Pogacar now sits in 5th place in the overall classification just 1:18” off a podium spot and 32” behind Lopez in the Youth Classification competition.
The 177.5km mountain stage from Colmenar Viejo to Becerril de la Sierra played out as anticipated, with the main GC contenders waiting until the last climb of the day to animate the race. A series of attacks from Lopez split the pack as they chased down the breakaway rider – and eventual stage winner - Sergio Higuita (EF Education First). Pogacar showed ......read more
Wrappup (Voicea) represented the UAE last year at The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) GSEA, which is hosted by Entrepreneurship Organisation (EO) on an annual basis
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th September 2019: The startup ecosystem in Middle East & North Africa continue to grow. 2018 was big and 2019 has turned out to be bigger with tech and tech-enabled companies in the region maturing rapidly.
In line with the same, Wrappup - a Dubai-based AI voice-to-text note-taking startup, which was acquired by Voicea last year, announced that Cisco, has acquired California-based Voicea. Wrappup (Voicea) represented the UAE last year at The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) GSEA, which is hosted by Entrepreneurship Organisation (EO) on an annual basis.
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 11, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar continued his unbelievable run of form at Stage 16 of this year’s Vuelta a Espana, by digging deep on the final climb of the day to help drop Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Valverde currently sits above Pogacar in second place in the General Classification with a lead that has now been reduced to 54 seconds.
The stage from Pravia to Alto de la Cubilla Lena featured three classified climbs and the action for the GC men was reserved for the last one. As the breakaway men contested the stage victory, which was eventually taken by Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), the GC riders eyed each other up on the 17.8km climb that led to another summit finish. With 4kms to go Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) attacked the group in an attempt ......read more
The annual festivities will take place at Arabian Center on 13th September
Dubai, September 10th 2019: Arabian Center will host the annual Onam – harvest festival of Kerala, celebrations for the sixth time at the mall on 13th September, Friday.
Expected to be brighter and bigger, the Onam festival will be marked with traditional art and cultural entertainment events including dances as Theyyam thira, Kathakali, Thiruvathirakali, Mohiniyattam and Singari melan.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Tim Jones, COO, Arabian Center said, “Onam has taken on such cultural significance that all different sections of people from Kerala now celebrate it. This year, Arabian Center will be lit up with festivities including extravagant decorations, as well as traditional song and dance.”
Onam is the largest ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 09, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi will be looking to replicate his 2017 win at the GP Montreal, as he leads a seven man squad to North America for a double bill of racing in the French Quarter of Canada. The team will take on both the 201.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec (13 September) and the 219.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal (15 September), two challenging WorldTour races that are played out on street circuits around the respective host cities.
The team will be guided by Sports Director Neil Stephens:
– Diego Ulissi (Ita)
– Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor)
– Rui Costa (Por)
– Daniel Martin (Ire)
– Rui Oliveira (Por)
– Jasper ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar moved another step closer to taking a podium finish at his first ever Grand Tour, after matching his main GC and Youth Classification rival, Miguel Angel Lopez (Team Astana), pedal stroke for pedal stroke during stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 09, 2019: It was a stage that saw the breakaway riders have their day, with Sepp Kuss (Jumbo Visma) crossing the line first after battling 154.4kms of mountainous terrain from Tieno to Santuario del Acebo. The race came to life for the GC contenders on the final climb of the day, with a select group of riders fracturing as the gradients got tougher. Pogacar rode the perfect race, letting Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) ride away with 7km to go as they went ......read more
Events will be held at Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji
Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2019: As part of Al Ain Cultural Programme, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is organising a series of cultural events and workshops at the Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji throughout the month of September.
Al Qattara Arts Centre will host several events, including "The Microphone Programme", offering a variety of exciting topics and subjects of interest to the community. On Thursday, 12 September, a session will be held under title “Your Inner Giant”, in which Life Skills Coach Shaima Al Jaberi will speak about the importance of having a purpose in life and unleashing one’s inner giant to progress in life.
This session will be moderated by the media ......read more
Huge wins for Felder, Makhachev, Blaydes and Ferreira at The Arena on Yas Island
History made as Calderwood and Moras claim wins in Abu Dhabi’s first UFC women’s bouts
Inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week ends with epic UFC 242 finale as UAE capital cements status as the “undisputed home of MMA in the Arab world.”
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sunday 8th September, 2019: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov underlined his standing as the division’s best-ever fighter with a dominant victory over interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 on Saturday night.
Held in front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 14,000 at The Arena, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, as part of the emirate’s week-long Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the Russian survived a Poirier ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 07, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar put on another display of sheer brilliance during stage 13 of La Vuelta, and in doing so took his second stage win in just five days. The unbelievable result also launched the 20-year-old star into third place in the overall classification and into the white ‘Youth Classification’ jersey.
The day didn’t start out well for the Emirati formation, with news that Fabio Aru would retire from La Vuelta after experiencing muscular damage in his leg that was worsening as the race went on. However, all that was forgotten as the stage reached the business end and a select group of 29 GC riders hit the bottom of Las Machucos – the seventh categorized climb of the afternoon. With 6.5km of constant climbing - ......read more
Newly merged club also unveiled inaugural Head Coach Josh Ives
Dubai, 04 September 2019: Dubai Knights Eagles the new premier rugby club, following this summer’s merger between Dubai Eagles and fellow club Arabian Knights, will be hosting an Open Day this Friday 6th September.
Dubai Knights Eagles club culture ensures everyone is welcome, whether they have experience in rugby or not, with registrations taking place at The Dome, in Dubai Sports City, ahead of the official start of the upcoming rugby season. There will be plenty of entertainment taking place, with rugby games planned and a selection of food and beverage stands on offer. All those visiting will have the chance to meet with members of the club and see the facilities first-hand.
Vijay Sajjanhar, Chief Financial Officer of Dubai ......read more
• The captivating 22-minute Arabic documentary ‘The Peace Visit’ captures the Pope’s first visit to the region in February 2019
• Premieres on September 5 at 8pm UAE Time/ 7pm KSA time
Abu Dhabi, September 4 2019: National Geographic Abu Dhabi, a partnership between National Geographic and Abu Dhabi Media, announced today its latest documentary titled ‘The Peace Visit’ highlighting Pope Francis’ three-day historic visit to Abu Dhabi in February 2019, as part of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance.
The documentary, which premieres on September 5, 2019, at 8pm UAE time and 7pm KSA time, serves as a journal of the Pope’s first-ever visit to the Gulf region. It chronicles the trip, over three parts, highlighting the extraordinary events and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 03, 2019: Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the 7th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament and this year, participants will have two new events to choose from – crossfit and an obstacle challenge.
Organised under the guidance of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the tournament is open to ladies from the government, semi-government and private sectors, and will be held from October 12 to 26.
Details about the registration process were revealed at a workshop organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council. Representatives from different government, semi-government and ......read more
The ‘futuristic’ entertainment destination offers a variety of fun activity packages with scratch and win vouchers for families across its centres in the UAE.
Dubai – September 3, 2019: Fabyland, a diversified and ‘futuristic’ family entertainment centre, has launched ‘Spin and Win’ campaign for families across its centres in the UAE. The campaign will run until September 15, 2019 at Fabyland outlets located at Deerfield’s Mall in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Festival City and Dragon Mart 2 in Dubai.
Fabyland is owned by Fun World International, a part of Saudi Arabia’s major business conglomerate Al-Othaim Holdings.
As part of the ‘Spin and Win’ campaign, families can participate in special fun activities with scratch and win vouchers up on purchase ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 02, 2019: 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar put in the ride of his life on stage 9 at the Vuelta a Espana today, to take the win for UAE Team Emirates in his first ever Grand Tour, during his first ever season on the World Tour.
Despite being the youngest rider in the race, Pogacar was able to outwit and outclimb some of the most experienced and decorated professional cyclists in the world, including World Champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) who came 4th, race favourite Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) who finished 3rd and the current Green Jersey, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) who finished 2nd.
Pogacar’s explosive attack in the final part of the race helped him jump up the GC standings to 5th place where he now sits just 1:42” behind Quintana who ......read more
Discover action, adventure, comedy, music and dance along with delectable cuisine
Dubai, 30 July 2019: Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is turning up the heat this summer with unbeatable offers for guests from now until September.
Visitors can discover the magic of Bollywood with this exclusive offer on one-day park tickets. A combination of six tickets will be priced at AED 450 including unlimited F&B across all restaurants at Bollywood Parks™ ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, July 2019: The second of this year’s Grand Tours - the Tour de France - may have ended, but the racing season is still very much alive for UAE Team Emirates as they send a squad packed full of exciting Italian talent to back up their star sprinter Fernando Gaviria at the Tour of Poland (3-9 August). Gaviria returns to racing after a prolonged absence due to a knee problem and will be looking for success in the sprint finishes, along with Diego Ulissi who is also targeting stage victories.
The team will be ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, July 2019: Cycling is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet and very few races on the professional cycling calendar are as challenging as the Tour de France.
On the 6th July, eight riders from UAE Team Emirates set off to tackle three weeks, 21 stages, five summit finishes and nearly 3,500kms of road racing. It was a Tour designed to test even the most accomplished bike rider and - with 30 categorised climbs, six of which went above 2,000m in the final three mountain stages – it did just ......read more
UAE Team Emirates is set to send a seven-man squad to take part in the second edition of the Adriatica Ionica (25 – 28 July).
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 July 2019: The line-up will be fronted by Jan Polanc, who will be supported by teammates Roberto Ferrari, Sebastian Molano, Manuele Mori, Rui Oliveira, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Rory Sutherland. The omens are positive for UAE Team Emirates, who had three riders finish in the top 10 of the General Classification in the inaugural event last year.
The race will open with a ......read more
Dubai, 23 July 2019: Get ready for a blast with Cartoon Network this summer season, with a host of delightful activities for kids from 17 July until 17 August at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Kids can immerse themselves in two fun zones – the Football Zone and the Cinema Zone, both featuring some of Cartoon Network’s biggest stars.
Join your favourite heroes – Ben 10 and the Powerpuff Girls in a thrilling entertainment extravaganza. Children of all ages can experience three unique events in the Hero Zone – which includes a Cartoon Network Ben 10-themed football zone, a ......read more
• The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee is accepting digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until July 31st, 2019
• The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival will return for its 8th edition February 1 – March 31, 2020
• His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opened the 2019 Festival at the recently restored historic village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town
Ras Al Khaimah, July 23 2019: The 8th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) is ......read more
Torrente, Al Mansoori complete back-to-back race victories on Lake Maggiore
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 July, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori completed back-to-back race victories to win the Grand Prix of Italy today for a perfect start to their title defence in the XCAT World Championship.
For the second day in succession, Torrente and Al Mansoori showed emphatically that they do not require the advantage of pole position to dominate races.
Having qualified in third position, they took the initiative from the start and emerged from the first turn ......read more
Emirates to become Official Partner and Airline for tournament to be hosted for first time in Iraq
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 July 2019: Emirates has today announced an agreement which will see it as the Official Partner and Airline for the ninth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship, taking place in Erbil and Karbala, Iraq from 2-14 August 2019. The deal demonstrates Emirates’ ongoing commitment to supporting football and connecting with fans across the region.
The West Asian Football Federation is one of the four regional ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff finished 7th and 9th respectively in today’s sprint finish, despite a mechanical in the final 500m that prevented Kristoff from fully exploiting another impressive lead out from the team’s up and coming young Belgian rider. The race was won by a matter of inches by Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) who marginally pipped Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to the line.
Stage 11 came after a well earned rest day for the riders and eased them back into ......read more
Dubai, 17 July 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting a live concert with leading Indian playback singer Amit Kumar on July 26th, where he will perform some of his classic hits.
Versatile singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar, will pay tribute to his father by performing live inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels. Amit Kumar has sung several Bollywood film songs since the 1970s and has won ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: On July 15th, at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium, MG Motor signed a contract with Liverpool FC that sees the British-born automotive brand become the world-famous football club’s official global partner.
With British sporting spirit in its DNA, MG Motor will further extend its status as an international brand through its collaboration with 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool FC. As a brand that appeals to young, sporty and passionate individuals, this high-profile partnership will further boost ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: Popular Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, entertained guests with a hilarious no-holds-barred show on July 12 at the Rajmahal Theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.
This was Kamra’s first performance at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and he didn’t disappoint with his witty lines and wisecracks. Needless to say, guests left with their funny bone tickled!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019: Instagram has announced it is rolling out new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying. The tools are grounded in a deep understanding of how people bully each other and how they respond to bullying on Instagram and are only two steps on a longer path.
Instagram has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for years to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos. In the last few days, it has started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: The Maison KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the launch of “A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project,” to celebrate the late creative director’s legacy through one of his most beloved styles: the white shirt.
Artists, actors, models, designers and friends of Karl have been invited to create their own version of his iconic white shirt, including Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Alessandro Michele,Takashi Murakami, and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen secured a top 10 finish on stage 10 of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish in the French town of Albi.
It was a tough day at the saddle with strong winds, evident as the peloton got to the final 60km and the pace was upped in an attempt to reign in the breakaway that had led the race until then. With 20km to go, an echelon was opened and the peloton fractured into three groups, with the first making sure they pulled away. The relentless pace kept going till ......read more
All-Emirati crew claim commanding race win while Torrente, Al Qemzi, Al Tayer, Abbate secure title on Necko Lake
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 15 July, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi wrapped up their first major powerboat racing title of the season today as Shaun Torrente, Rashed Al Qemzi, Rashed Al Tayer and Italian Tullio Abbate clinched the World Endurance Championships in Augustów, Poland.
This time the honours on the day went to the all-Emirati crew of Majed Al Mansoori, Mohamed Al Mehairbi, Rashed Al Remeithi and Faleh Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 36 who recorded a commanding ......read more
Football’s Top International Youth Tournament
Dubai, UAE – July 15, 2019: du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that its U14 teams have won the IberCup, the top international youth football tournament, which took place this year in Spain between July 9-13.
The IberCup brought together the world’s strongest academies from across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, providing youth the opportunity to face-off in a highly competitive 11-aside tournament.
This year witnessed the participation of top teams from ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ young up and coming talent, Jasper Philipsen put in another noteworthy performance at the Tour de France to claim an impressive 5th place finish in the chaotic bunch sprint finish that concluded Stage 7. Philipsen was one of two riders from the team to contest the sprint, with Alexander Kristoff coming in just behind him in 10th place. The race was won by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo Visma) after a mammoth 6 hour stage.
Stage 7 was to be the longest at this year’s tour, a 230km pan ......read more
Dubai, 10 July 2019: Well-known singer-composer Quratulain Balouch is set to dazzle visitors with her performance at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.
Quratulain Balouch, the popular Pakistani singer, composer and a songwriter, who is known for her famous track Woh Humsafar Tha, will entertain guests on July 19th inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels.
Balouch has won various ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ lead sprinter, Alexander Kristoff, showed off his form with a hard fought second place in stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France. Kristoff opened up his sprint in the final 200m after being perfectly led out by Jasper Philipsen. The Norwegian power house looked like he would take the victory, but was narrowly beaten to the line by Elia Viviani (Deceuninck Quick Step) after more than five hours of racing.
Stage 4 from Reims to Nancy was a relatively flat affair, with only two ......read more
Respective Bodies develop Executive Regulations to run Financial Policies and deal with Contracts, Incentives & Penalties
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 July 2019: Dubai Sports Council confirmed the importance of implementing the highest standards of governance & financial control to secure smooth running of work in the sports clubs & football companies in Dubai, as part of common collaboration with respective entities; top of which are the Financial Audit Authority and Department of Finance.
The requested standards of governance & financial ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 July 2019: Dubai Sports Council’s Board confirmed the importance of utilizing the artificial intelligence & technological applications to boost the sports field, as per the wise leadership’s policy
DSC’s Board has explained that Dubai Sports Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition to be convened on 14th & 15th Oct. 2019 with participation of elite group of top world companies & distinctive speakers. Approval is also made for the sessions & programs of the Conference; the first of ......read more
Rashid turns up the heat to secure WSK Euro Series Championship, in sweltering midnight race during a heatwave
Dubai, UAE – 02 July 2019: Young Emirati racing driver Rashid Al Dhaheri’s star continues to rise as he becomes World Series Karting Euro Series Champion in the Mini Series category, his second championship in a row this racing season. With consistently strong race performances throughout the whole WSK Euro Series, Rashid’s second-place podium finish in this challenging final night edition race at Adria International Raceway, saw him finish the series with ......read more
Emirati driver claims opening round victory as race ends in drama
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 01 July, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launched his bid to regain the UIM F2 World Championship title with victory in the Lithuania Grand Prix today as the opening round of the season ended in dramatic fashion.
The 2017 world champion won in Kaunas for the second time in three years when Norwegian Tobias Munthe-Kaas collected a one lap penalty for a race buoy infringement after finishing ahead of the Emirati.
It meant a perfect start to the season for Al Qemzi, who began the ......read more
In partnership with Kniterate, the campaign aims to raise awareness and funds to drive direct impact on an important issue facing refugees every winter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 June 2019: UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency has partnered with Twitter and Kniterate to launch a global five-month campaign today to proactively and collectively shed light on winter as an important issue facing Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the MENA region.
Currently around 14 million Syrians and Iraqis are displaced in the region. ......read more
RAKEZ Media Zone witnesses a steep increase in investor interest with surge in new business licences
Number of new media licences and freelancer permits grew to 360 from 130 in a year, recording 177% jump!
RAKEZ Media Zone is developing a world-class media zone for the media professionals and media companies
RAKEZ Media Zone will see the launch of new television channels, movie production houses and new media outlets
RAKEZ hosts over 14,500 businesses within its various zones, industrial belts and economic clusters
Ras Al Khaimah, 27 ......read more
Guided by Dubai Plan 2021 and in readiness to receive EXPO 2020’s visitors
Dubai – United Arab Emirates: June 26, 2019: In a bid to evaluate its readiness for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, leadership of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) recently conducted field visits to all its key Heritage and culture sites across Dubai. Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, along with heads of departments met with the staff at each location and assessed the progress of work being done in order to improve visitors’ journey and ......read more
Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school ......read more
Rashid second in the WSK Euro Series Championship as a close final is in sight
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: Promising talented Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri has achieved a podium finished as he gained third position at Circuito South Garda Karting, Italy. Competing with 96 other driver in his category among 300 drivers in all cateogories. Rashid’s third-place sets up a close final, as he is now second behind the WSK Euro Series Championship, with the tournament to be decided next weekend in Adria – Italy. The final race of the series will be ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019: It was a weekend to remember for UAE Team Emirates as Diego Ulissi, Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen all stepped onto the podium in their respective races, with UAE Team Emirates also taking home a Team Classification win.
Ulissi topped the General Classification (GC) standings at the Tour of Slovenia after a solid performance across the week, finishing 22” ahead of his nearest competitor. At the same race, Tadej Pogačar went home with the Youth Classification and narrowly missed out on a top three GC ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi duo return to F2 action after world endurance triumph
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 June, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launches his bid to reclaim the UIM F2 World Championship title next weekend in Lithuania, where the Emirati made a breakthrough in international powerboat racing two years ago.
It was on the Kaunas Reservoir in 2017 that Al Qemzi followed up a brilliant pole position with victory in the Lithuanian Grand Prix on his F2 debut, a result which laid the foundations for his championship triumph.
He will be joined again in this season’s ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019: When the UAE national team begins next month’s training camp in Austria to kick off their preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualification, Al Jazira will be well represented by seven first-team players.
Record-breaking striker Ali Mabkhout and promising defender Khalifa Al Hammadi are two of the players included in the 27-man list following their impressive individual displays during the 2018-19 season.
Mabkhout’s 20-goal tally saw him finish second in the Arabian Gulf League’s scoring charts while Al Hammadi ......read more
Works by 58 artists from 29 countries will be on display in the 10th edition of the exhibition from June 18
Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2019 | Tashkeel, Dubai’s leading centre for homegrown art and design, will celebrate the 10th edition of its annual summer exhibition with a display of diverse works that represent the breadth and depth of the artistic practice happening now in the UAE.
Made in Tashkeel will showcase more than 100 works by 58 UAE-based artists from 29 different countries this year. The individual pieces and series of artworks on display have been created by ......read more
• Free entry to Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre running from 21 June to 17 August 2019
• More than 100 activities, games and attractions on offer at the fun-filled themed zones
• New GAC GS3 up for grabs with Modhesh World
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019: The region’s much awaited edutainment family destination, Modhesh World, kicks off on Friday 21 June at 11AM to offer families and kids endless fun with its themed zones including The Wheels, Arcadium, Little Adventure and Showtime Zones. The official opening of Modhesh ......read more
NBA’s Youth Basketball Development Camp in Partnership with StryxSports to be Held in Al Barsha June 28 – July 5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019: The National Basketball Association (NBA) and StryxSports, one of the UAE’s leading sports providers, today announced that the second NBA Basketball School camp will be held at the Dubai American Academy in Al Barsha from Friday, June 28 – Friday, July 5. Former Boston Celtics guard Greg Minor will attend the week-long camp to provide on-court instruction alongside Jeff Christiansen, NBA ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019: UAE Team Emirates has announced a five-man line-up for this weekends one-day races in Belgium, including young Belgian hopeful Jasper Philipsen who will make his race debut.
Joining Philipsen at Dwars door het Hageland (21 June), Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl (22 June) and Elfstedenronde (23 June) will be team-mates Rory Sutherland, Oliviero Troia, Cristian Munoz and Roberto Ferrari.
Commenting ahead of the race, Philipsen said: “I have never participated in these three races, but I know the roads ......read more
June 18thDubai, UAE: Special Olympics UAE has called on the international community to capitalize on the power of sports to usher in a new era of social inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities as the 12thsession of UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) got under way at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Representing the UAE at the UN conference, Chaica Al Qassimi, a prominent UAE Athlete, highlighted the key role played by Special Olympics UAE in promoting social inclusion through shared sports ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019: UAE Team Emirates has blended youth and experience for the upcoming Tour of Slovenia (19-23 June), with Slovenian Time Trial (TT) Champion Tadej Pogacar leading the team’s General Classification (GC) hopes on home soil.
The youngster, who is having an impressive debut season for UAE Team Emirates will be supported by fellow Slovenian Jan Polanc, Rui Oliveira, Simone Consonni, Marco Marcato and Diego Ulissi.
Commenting ahead of the race, Tadej Pogacar said: “My goal is to continue to race at the ......read more
H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa says Italian powerboat racing legend has been rewarded for outstanding results
Abu Dhabi, 13 June, 2019: Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club announced today that powerboat racing legend Guido Cappellini has signed a new long-term contract as manager of Team Abu Dhabi, the reigning F1H2O world champions.
The club says the new agreement, running until 2025, rewards Cappellini for the outstanding results achieved by Team Abu Dhabi since he took charge in February 2015.
The Italian has made Team Abu Dhabi the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019: Instagram recently launched a new feature designed to help you continue to enjoy the content you love on Instagram while reducing the amount of data you use on your phone. With this opt-in mode for Android only, you can view your favorite content on Instagram with reduced image loading time, by reducing the amount of data that Instagram uses on your mobile phone.
How It Works: You’ll now have three customizable options when for viewing high-resolution media and pre-loading videos. Go to "Settings," then ......read more
Al Mulla on top again in Italy as Al Tayer stays in hunt for Runabout GP1 title
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 June, 2019: The season is not yet half over in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship, but Team Abu Dhabi are looking good in their quest for a double title success.
While reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla continues to appear unbeatable, team-mate Rashed Al Tayer remains very much in the hunt for the Runabout GP1 crown, despite enduring more than his fair share of misfortune in the Grand Prix of Italy.
The series now takes a break until ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019: The riders of UAE Team Emirates continue their record breaking season with another win – this time courtesy of the young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar, who became a national Individual Time Trial Champion over the weekend.
His 5th victory of the season was taken on the 44km TT course in Ljubljana and became his first national professional title after beating Matej Mohoric (+29″) and Jan Tratnik (+45″) both from Bahrain-Merida.
Pogacar said: “I was aware of the high level of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019: As the fans of UAE Team Emirates count down the days until the Tour du France, the team has been busy assembling a solid squad of riders to support their General Classification hopeful Dan Martin at the Criterium du Dauphine (9 - 16 June).
Often considered as the ultimate preparation for the Tour, the eight-stage race will see the team take on two tough days of climbing in the mountains, three hilly days of rolling terrain and classified climbs, two flatter stages that are set up for the sprinters and a 26.1km Individual ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019: After more than two and a half weeks of supporting his team mates, Simone Consonni was finally able to demonstrate his sprinting prowess when he exploded in the final few hundred meters of stage 18 to take a third place finish behind Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe) and the stage winner Damiano Cima (Nippo Vini Fantini Faizane).
Up until today Consonni had served his team mates selflessly, firstly as the lead out man for Fernando Gavira and then as a domestique for Conti and Polanc whilst they wore the pink. However, he ......read more
• The European football market generated €28.4bn in revenues in the 2017/18 season, according to Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance;
• The ‘big five’ European leagues generated a record €15.6bn in revenue in 2017/18, a 6% increase from the previous year;
• The German Bundesliga remains the best attended European league, with average crowds of over 43,000 in 2018/19;
• Premier League clubs’ revenues increased to €5.4bn, driven by increased UEFA distributions to English clubs, as five teams competed in the UEFA ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019: German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Berlin for her first in-depth and exclusive interview with an American television network.
Discussing a decisive moment of her chancellery, Merkel says that she does not regret pulling away from nuclear energy in Germany, stressing the importance of renewable energy for working towards a cleaner environment.
Referring to her decision to let so many immigrants into Germany, Merkel states that “in a humanitarian emergency we stepped out and ......read more
Dubai, UAE; May 29, 2019: Dubai Investments Park (DIP) announced the successful completion of its ‘DIP Ramadan Championship – Outdoor Soccer’ tournament, which was held under the patronage of Dubai Investments Park, approved by the Dubai Sports Council, and organised by YalaSports.
The tournament featured a total of 13 teams with 23 matches played. YalaSports was announced as the winner with DIP Sevens and Dubai Refreshments (PEPSI DRC) in second and third place respectively.
Murad Elahi Mohammed from Dubai Police was chosen as the best player of the ......read more
The Rollercoaster Rally will be on the first day of Eid Al Fitr
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019: Adrenaline junkies across the capital will be spoiled for choice this Eid Al Fitr as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s riveting Roller Coaster Rally returns for the third year running. As the grand finale to the park’s highly popular Free View season, fans and their friends and families are invited to enjoy an evening of delightful entertainment on the first day of Eid Al Fitr, from 6:00 pm until midnight.
The Roller Coaster Rally will see the park extend ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019: Kids, brace yourselves for a brand new 30-episode show called Cartooners on Cartoon Network MENA, filled with activities, pranks and challenges, to tickle your funny bone. Unleash your fun and adventurous side and tune into the Cartoon Network MENA YouTube channel every Thursday, from May 2nd until November 21st, 2019.
The Arabic language show brings the best of real fun and entertainment for children between 6 and 12 years, including Do-It-Yourself (DIY), magic tricks, pranks, challenges and loads of ‘How-To’ ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019: Clubs functioning under the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council won a total of 48 individual and team titles at the senior level in the 2018-2019 season.
The success of the Dubai clubs is a reflection of the approach and support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as his emphasis on achieving top position in all fields, and also the patronage and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai and ......read more