Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018: Over 2,000 cyclists took part in the ninth edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge weekend with over 230 cyclists coming from outside of the UAE. Cyclists took part in either the LOOK UCI Gran Fondo, the Spinneys Dubai 92km Cycle Challenge or the Oakley 53km Challenge and over 200 young cyclists took part in the Junior Rides yesterday evening as the cycling culture in the UAE continues to grow.
The annual Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 and the event has continued to strengthen its offering for all cycling enthusiasts over the years. This morning’s event saw rolling road closures and full support from the RTA and Dubai Police once again.
A spokesperson for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge said: ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has launched a brand-new line-up of live entertainment, filled with exuberant music, song and dance.
The 11 new live entertainment shows will be held in the park throughout the day, and will include folk dances, cultural performances from across India along with spectacular Bollywood-themed acts.
‘Jashan E Welcome’, a high-energy performance showcasing the diverse music and culture of India
Chhau, Kathakali, Bhangra and Garba at Bollywood Boulevard showcases the vibrant fusion of South and North Indian dance forms
‘Desi Pardesi’ at the Crossroads will showcase a fusion of Western and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting sensational Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar on 21st December at 8 pm in front of Rajmahal Theatre.
The duo consists of Vishal Dadlani, singer and vocalist of the electronic band Pentagram, and Shekhar Ravjiani, a trained classical singer. Since their formation in 1999, they have been recognised for their talents in Bollywood and have created soundtracks for several iconic Indian movies such as Jhankaar Beats, Dus, Bluffmaster, Dostana, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.
Tickets will be priced at AED49 for guests who would like to visit the park exclusively for the show. However, the price of the performance is included in the price of the standard ticket to ......read more
All 30 participants from UAE – aged 7 to 12 – shine at the contest; the group includes 4 Emiratis
Indian sister duo Archita and Asmita Pal stand out for winning the championship at Intermediate level and 1st Runners up in the Grand level categories respectively
Nine-year old Emirati girl Maha Omar Saleh Al Sarkal triumphs over hundreds of students across the world
December 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Students from the UAE did the country proud at the recently held 23rd UCMAS International Competition 2018 winning top awards among approximately 3000 competitors from 40 countries across the world. The event, which was held in Selangor, Malaysia, saw participation of 30 UAE students, aged between 7 and 12, all of whom bagged big prizes in the mental math visual and listening competitions categorised in eight ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018: Three time Omega Dubai Desert Classic Champion Ernie Els, known as ‘The Big Easy’, will return to Emirates Golf Club to tee it up for the 30th edition of the tournament from 24 – 27 January 2019.
Els will be joined by fellow South African Major winner Louis Oosthuizen who won the South African Open on the European Tour last weekend. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Ernie cemented his place as one of the greatest players of his generation with over 70 pro tournament wins worldwide including four Majors.
The South African forged his reputation as a legend of the Middle East’s longest-running European Tour event in 1994. He fired a course record of 61 in the first round, which still stands 25 years on. Those 12 birdies and 21 putts helped secure Els ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018: Young photographers are invited to develop their creative skills at two empowering, inclusive, and fun Unified Photography Workshops taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat.
A collaboration between the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the sessions are open to children aged 7 to 12 years old.
Open to boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities, the Unified Photography Workshop will be held in the photography studio at the world-class art center and gallery on Friday, December 14 from 10am to noon. The second session will be held in the afternoon, from 3pm to 5pm.
Photography, like art and sport, can unite children through their shared love of creativity and exploration, ......read more
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, starts this weekend
Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the first race on 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the official support series to ABB FIA Formula E, will be the first motorsport race in Saudi Arabia where both men and women compete together
Vernon Kay and Amanda Stretton to host live coverage of qualifying and the race on Jaguar Racing’s social channels
Entrants will be joined by VIP driver and British racing star Alice Powell
11 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Jaguar will make history this weekend with the debut of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for ......read more
Dubai, 11 December 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, is getting ready for the holiday season with brilliant lights, festive-themed pop-ups and seasonal decorations running from December 2018 until January 7th, 2019 at LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and RIVERLAND™ Dubai.
Visitors can celebrate the season around a dazzling 12-meter-tall Christmas tree at Studio Central at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest Hollywood-inspired theme park and meet jolly Santa Claus and his Elves. Santa will be indulging all kids – whether naughty or nice at Santa’s workshop – so make sure you are first in line to take a photo with the famed visitor from the North Pole!
Meanwhile, LEGOLAND® Dubai is going ......read more
Dubai Police, DEWA, DED, DUCAB, EGA, and DAC won the first places.
Sixty-five entities participated in categories of Kaizen, Innovation, Lean Six Sigma, Best Practice Management, and Happiness.
Dubai, 11th December 2018, UAE: In line with the quality world day celebrations, DQG’s Continual Improvement Subgroup, organized the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018 (GCIIS), were inaugurated by Hassan Omar, the Board Member of Dubai Quality Group, where industry experts provided insight into Innovation and Quality. It’s a platform to enhance and facilitate sharing, recognizing and learning from best practices and actual case studies in innovation and continual improvement from various sectors.
Dubai Quality Group honored nine entities pitched ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018: The 10-year-old Emirati Go-Karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri achieved yet another triumph, as he capped off a successful year by powering ahead to an impressive tournament victory at the 2018 Macau International Kart Grand Prix. In the face of challenging adverse weather conditions at the Kartrodomo de Colaone in Macau, Rashid advanced from 11th on the grid to a top-place podium finish, carrying out the fastest lap of 1:05.699 in the process.
The qualifying heats were comparatively slow for Rashid, as his kart’s engine performed well below par. In Qualifying Heat 1 his engine issues were compounded by his kart being hit from the side, which took Rashid off the track and culminated in his finishing in position 32. Still contending with engine issues, he managed to make the best of Qualifying 2 ......read more
Robotics experts from industry, academia and politics revealed as competition enters its final month
Dubai, UAE; 11 December 2018: Epson are proud to announce the jury of the 2018 win-a-robot contest, as five experts representing the fields of industry, academia and politics join from around Europe to review applications from the first ever competition open across Europe, the Middle East and Russia to win Epson T-series robots. The competition is placing the latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, tertiary education establishments and research institutions are all busy uncovering ideas that support the growth, development and competitiveness of the robotics industry and automation.
The jury will begin the task of judging the competition in January after shortlisting all ......read more
After a successful launch
‘Live our Heritage’ festival will span across six months, making it one of the longest heritage festivals in the country
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 December 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, organised the ninth edition of Live Our Heritage Festival which launched on 30 October at Global Village. The festival was attended by a number of important personalities, most notably Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hasher Al Maktoum.
The ninth edition of the Festival falls under the theme ‘Treasures of Heritage from Emirati Culture,’ and its events will continue until 6 April 2019, where it will welcome a full turnout by visitors to the Global Village ......read more
Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) reveals full schedule for its much-anticipated 2018 tournament-
World number one and two, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal plus Serena and Venus Williams are part of the star-studded line up and collectively these four players have a whopping 61 Grand Slam titles combined-
Not only will the Williams’ sisters kick off the tournament on Day One, but it’s also their first time competing in the Capital
New format of the Championship features a more family focus with free admission for children on Day One*-
Tickets are available now via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE – and on the first day of the tournament, 27th December, kids go free-
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10th December 2018: With the 11th edition Mubadala World Tennis ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018: The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is taking place on Friday 14th December which will see some road closures in place. We have reversed the route for the 9th edition of the event which will have a significant impact on the road closure and opening times. Please be aware of the below road closure timings. Further and more detailed information is also on the Cycle Challenge website here and attached.
Motor City closed from 530am-10am
Dubai Sports City from 530am-10am
Al Khail Road from 530am-8am
Hessa St from 530am-8am
Detroit Road onto Turin Boulevard
Hessa Street JESS International School
7.00 ......read more
By Sheida Neman, Research Manager
Dubai, UAE, December 08, 2018: Today we are releasing our 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook.
First, people made their voices heard about issues that matter to them:
International Women’s Day: For the second year in a row, International Women’s Day on March 8 was the #1 most talked about moment of the year. But in 2018, IWD conversation was about more than the day itself. Women and men around the world discussed a wide range of topics, issues and causes related to women.
March for Our Lives: Survivors of the violence in Parkland, Florida announced the March for Our Lives movement on February 18, which drove conversation and action around the world. Over the next month, more ......read more
Qasr Al Hosn receives its first members of the public since restoration completion
Abu Dhabi, 8 December 2018 – Qasr Al Hosn, the UAE capital’s most important cultural site, has now reopened to the public following more than a decade of careful restoration by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Today, the historic gates were once again opened and visitors entered to be able to experience a celebration of the emirate’s rich history and culture that marks the start of a week-long programme of public events and programmes. Performances from Salem Shukri Al Attas, the Soaud Massi Trio Al Ain marked the opening day festivities, with a a performance of Memory of an Emirati Song by Khalid Mohammed & Fatima Zahrat and many more will follow in the coming week.
SOAUD ......read more
Abu Dhabi – December 6, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today the longlist for the Young Author category, with 12 out of the 365 nominations received since May making the list for the 13th edition of the prize. The nominated works include narrative works as well as academic dissertations and critical studies.
The narrative works include:
1. A’iad Al Shitaa (Winter Holidays) by Syrian author Nagham Haydar, published by Nofal- Hachette Antoine, Beirut (2018)
2. Mawt Yashtahy Al Ward (A Death that Covets Roses) by Saudi writer Hassan Bin Abdou Sumaili, published by Le Centre Culturel Arabe - Adabi Riyadh (2018)
3. La Reeh Lel Nai (No Wind for the Flute) by Emirati author Bushra Abdulla, published by Kuttab Publishing & Distribution (2016)
4. Al Hadeeqa Dakhel ......read more
Former world champion becomes brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets in and outside the ring
Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2018: World renowned boxer Amir Khan is the proud owner of a new title which he will receive officially at a special event in Dubai next week.
Khan has been installed as brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets, the private equity company which is now working on a range of new business opportunities.
The former unified light-welterweight world champion has signed the deal with Omar Jackson, Partner of Berkeley Assets, and the partnership will be formally announced at a festive celebration taking place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Wednesday 12 December.
“I’m very pleased to be extending my partnership with Berkeley Assets, both in and outside the ring,” said ......read more
Second edition of popular exhibition on from 7 to 8 December
Dubai, 06 December 2018: Following an overwhelming response to the first edition of Golden Mile Galleria’s ‘A Cultural Flair’ festival last weekend, the event returns from 7 to 8 December.
The festival brings together an eclectic group of artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and dancers under one roof to celebrate creativity, and engage with the community through various forms of artistic expression.
Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the event presents two creative elements: the Africa Cultural Pavilion and Art Nights.
Africa Cultural Pavilion: 10am to 6pm, Building 7 to 10, Golden Mile Galleria
The Africa ......read more
WWE superstar, Sasha Banks, joins effort to recruit volunteers for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 at family fun event in The Dubai Mall next weekend
Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018: Give your time and talents to support others at the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event being held in the UAE, by visiting The Dubai Mall next weekend.
On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, the Local Organizing Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be holding a Volunteers Fair in the outdoor area near the Dubai Fountain in The Dubai Mall.
The fun-filled event will include interactive activities for all the family including special unified ZUMBA sessions, information on how to volunteer and a special guest appearance from WWE wrestler, Sasha Banks. People will also get ......read more
Victory Team drivers will be going all out in search of some consistency as they try to make their way up the standings as the 2018 UIM F1H2O Powerboat Championships comes to a conclusion in the UAE during the first half of December.
Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente is the all-out leader heading into this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi (December 6-8) followed by the traditional season-ender – the Grand Prix of Sharjah to be held on the Buhairah Corniche from December 13-15.
With the last two races left, Torrente leads the championship standings on 72 points from Stark on 65, Al Qamzi remains on 54, while Peter Morin the closest challenger in fourth with 39 points. Victory Team’s aspirations for challenging for the title this season got a setback from the start with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018: Reaching out to you as Facebook announced that group stories are now available globally - with this feature, you can see, feel and experience different points of view and connect more personally with other members in within groups. As part of this global rollout, Facebook are also announcing lightweight reactions in group stories, so group members can respond to each other's stories quickly and directly with emojis across a range of universal human emotions.
Group stories are a casual and easy way to share fun, fast, fleeting moments with specific groups of people. Admins of groups also have tools to efficiently manage their group stories to maintain a safe space for sharing. With these tools, they're able to approve or delete member stories before they share with the community, mute ......read more
World Games Unified Summit held to mark major milestone
Excitement builds as preparations reach their closing stages
Announcements include record number of nations participating in World Games and a new study into the perceptions of people in MENA countries towards people of determination
Dubai, UAE, 4 December 2018: A raft of new developments were announced today at a major summit held to mark 100 days to go until Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
As excitement builds in the closing stages of preparations for the World Games, an additional 22 nations were confirmed to be competing, bringing the total number to a record 192 countries participating in next year’s Abu Dhabi event.
The findings from the first ever study looking at the perceptions of people ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018: Amateurs Rayhan Thomas and Jovan Rebula are confirmed to play in the region’s premier golfing event, the 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club from 24 – 27 January.
India’s number one amateur, Rayhan Thomas, will return to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the third time. The 19 year old Dubai-based Indian amateur first took part in the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic where he made his first European Tour cut following an opening round of 68. Thomas has had some strong performances in 2018, winning the King Hamad Trophy as well as finishing second in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
Thomas commented: “It is a great honour to be invited to play in the tournament. The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is one of my ......read more
A first-of-its-kind experience at Dubai Museums
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 December 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, announced that Etihad Museum will be adorned with national elements, using modern technology, as part of the activities and events organised by the Authority on the occasion of the UAE’s 47th National Day.
From 1 – 4 December 2018, Dubai Culture will project the UAE flag on the museum using 3D lighting technology from sunset until 2:00am. The stunning shows are expected to attract large numbers of Dubai residents and visitors on National Day, especially as the museum is strategically located on the intersection of 2nd December St. and Jumeirah Beach.
Saeed ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018: Building on its long standing collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Huawei was the presenting partner of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2018 for the second year running. This year has seen some extraordinary performances and team efforts, reflecting a lot of Huawei’s principles, such connecting and empowering communities and celebrating speed and power.
Huawei is proud to support Dubai Sports Council mission to make Dubai a pioneer in sporting excellence by developing and modernizing sporting operations and services. Huawei sees it has a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018: Emirati artist Aisha Alblooshi led a group of young boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities in a creative, fun, inclusive and inspiring doll-making workshop at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat on November 10th. The second in a series of Unified Art Workshops hosted by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the interactive session involved children aged 12 to 18 years old and their families. A talented doll and miniatures artist, Ms ......read more
Programme listed as part of the 5th International Handicrafts Festival in Al Ain
Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2018: As part of the 5th Traditional Handicrafts Festival, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised the ‘Herfaty’ (My Craft) programme at Al Ain Palace Museum. The programme runs till April 16th, 2019, and aims to preserve the Emirati identity and heritage among the younger generation.
The ‘Herfaty’ programme will include several workshops covering the crafts of Sadu, pottery, Tali, ropes, and Burqa. ......read more
The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop
Opening programming includes a significant group exhibition, four solo shows, several site-specific installations and new commissions, the inauguration of a pioneering Youth Assembly and the launch of an open-air sculpture park adjacent to the Centre
Further details about the next six months of staggered exhibitions and public programmes will be shared in the coming ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2018: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, saluted the spirit of the contestants in the second Dubai Women’s Triathlon after presenting the winners with their medals.
Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council in association with the Dubai Ladies Club, the second edition of the women’s only triathlon attracted 324 participants of different age and nationalities, including People of Determination and 121 Emiratis, who were assured of complete privacy as no men ......read more
Dubai Sports Council announces details of country’s first rhythmic gymnastics championship
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: In this remarkable Year of Zayed, and to honor the 100th Birth Anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of UAE, Dubai Youth Olympic School of Rhythmic Gymnastics, in partnership with Al Habtoor Group and Dubai Duty Free, are delighted to announce the 1st Emarat National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship 2018, which will be held at the Al Habtoor Tennis Academy in Al Habtoor City, Dubai, on November 16, ......read more
Over 1,000 swimmers take to the open water in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab, as Chad Le Clos inspires swimmers of all ages at the Daman DXB SwimFest 2018
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: The inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest 2018, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi, was hugely successful as over 1,000 swimmers, friends and families descended on to the beautiful Jumeirah Beach Hotel waterfront to take part in the Swim the Burj Al Arab challenge, Junior Splash Dash and Relay races.
Chad Le Clos, multiple World and Olympic ......read more
Catch award-winning heavyweights Elon Musk, Michio Kaku and former NASA Chief Ellen Stofan share their views on the Red Planet
Produced by Academy Award winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: National Geographic season 2 of the critically acclaimed series mars will premiere on November 15 with new and returning mars crew and real-world big thinkers in six-episode series.
The genre-busting Mars series taps into World-renowned Experts in Human Exploration, Including Elon Musk, Michio Kaku, former NASA Chief Ellen Stofan And Author Jared ......read more
‘Versatile Letters’, an extensive collection of works by the influential UAE-based artist, to run from Nov 5th to Dec 18th, 2018
SHARJAH, UAE, 6th November, 2018: Sharjah Calligraphy Museum today opened an exhibition devoted to the work of Tagalsir Hassan, the acclaimed UAE-based calligrapher.
‘Versatile Letters’ pays tribute to Tagalsir Hassan who has been a leading figure in the preservation, promotion and continuing development of Arabic calligraphy in the Emirates and around the region for more than four decades.
The opening was attended ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: Thugs of Hindostan, dubbed to be India’s biggest film ever, will hit the cinemas in the UAE and across the Middle East on November 8, 2018. Yash Raj Films is taking this extravagant action-adventure to a whole new level of cinematic experience. The Amitabh Bachchan- Aamir Khan starrer will be released in 4DX, the latest movie theatre immersive experience that has taken the world by storm.
Watching a film in 4DX is like being a part of the story in more ways than one. One can touch, feel and sense many moments that happens onscreen. From ......read more
Burn the Stage: the Movie is the first BTS feature film that delivers the most intimate look to date of the 2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III THE WINGS TOUR
Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018: Novo Cinemas, the region’s most innovative cinema chain, is set to welcome a hoard of screaming fans as they showcase famed band BTS’ first ever film; Burn the Stage: the Movie.
The movie takes fans behind the scenes of what it’s like to be part of the world’s biggest band and follows on from their massively successful YouTube series of the same ......read more
Black belt 5th degree Rafael Carino will defend his Abu Dhabi Legends title against black belt 5th degree Alexandre Barauna.
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio de Janeiro takes place at the Carioca Arena on 16, 17 & 18 November. Registration deadline is on 9 November.
Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018: The Abu Dhabi Legends Series will return in Rio de Janeiro at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®, with last year’s champion Rafael Carino to face off against Alexandre Barauna at the Carioca Arena. Black belt 5th degree legend of the sport and a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018: Surrounded by history and culture, in the heritage precinct ‘Heart of Sharjah’ stands the region’s most ambitious projects – ‘Al Bait Sharjah’. Developed to restore Arabian heritage and Emirati hospitality, Al Bait, literally meaning ‘the home’, is a unique collection of four heritage houses once owned by local families who impacted Sharjah’s history with innovative achievements in business, government and publishing. The heritage resort deeply inspired by its own past, comes together in a ......read more
Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen shared her vision with the MENA Cinema Forum, with innovation and bespoke offerings laying at the heart of the strategy and approach.
4th November 2018, Dubai: The CEO of Novo Cinemas, Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, recently shared her vision at the MENA Cinema Forum of what the brand is doing – and will need to do – in order to maintain its position at the forefront of innovation within the industry.
As the award-winning chief executive officer of one of the most forward-thinking cinema brands in the region, she has pioneered a rich ......read more
Dubai – November 04, 2018: Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan is the biggest visual spectacle hitting the big screen this Diwali. It boasts of a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza and an incredible casting coup that brings together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time.
In keeping with the innovative marketing move to introduce the primary characters of the film through motion posters, YRF today unveiled Katrina Kaif in her hottest desi avatar to date. She plays the role of an ......read more
Interacts with young readers at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018
Sharjah, November 3, 2018: Kalimat, an imprint of the UAE-based publisher Kalimat Group (KG), known for its quality Arabic children's and young adults’ books, brought accomplished Emirati author, Dubai Abulhoul to the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2018) to speak at a cultural session titled ‘Culture, Youth and Literature’, yesterday (Friday).
Abulhoul, who wrote her first novel Galagolia: The Hidden Divination when she was 13 years old, referred to the most ......read more
Over 1,000 swimmers will participate in the UAE’s first SwimFest this Saturday 3rd November as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge
Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018: Participant numbers are strong ahead of the inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi. Swimmers are looking forward to taking to the open water this Saturday off the iconic beach at the newly refurbished Jumeirah Beach Hotel as part of Dubai’s first SwimFest, organised by Professional Sports Group with Chad Le Clos, and sanctioned by the UAE Swimming Federation & Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE (November 1, 2018): A brand new swimming pool facility at Foremarke, Dubai’s Prep School located at Dubai Science Park, has been officially inaugurated by the UAE’s first female Olympic Swimmer, Nada Al Bedwawi.
Pupils, teachers, parents and friends of the school gathered to mark the opening of the six- lane, 25 metre outdoor pool and its adjoining learners’ pool, which lie adjacent to the school’s football pitch and boast an impressive two-storey viewing gallery. Nada, who was welcomed by Headmistress, Zoe Woolley, made a ......read more
On the sidelines of the inaugural of 37th Sharjah International Book Fair
Sharjah, October 31, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has attended the announcement of the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo, on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the 37th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The emirate was awarded the prestigious title by UNESCO in recognition of its impactful role in promoting and supporting cultural movements on local, regional and international levels.
The theme ......read more
Not Your Ordinary Travel Show – 2 Arab Women, 2 Motorbikes, 3 Countries, Anything Can Happen
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018: The much anticipated premiere of “The Open Road,” the first FOX Original Productions from the Middle East, an edgy new travel series starring two Arab women bikers riding on their own across UAE, Lebanon and Jordan, lands on your preferred screen on October 13. It will premiere simultaneously on an unprecedented line up of 11 channels across the region with simulcast on Facebook and YouTube.
Unhindered by the limitations of four ......read more
Dr Sobhy presents Egypt’s sports plan for the future at the 14th Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018: His Excellency Dr Ashraf Sobhy, Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports, says his ministry has put plans in place to use football star Mohamed Salah’s stunning success as a blueprint and create many more “Mo Salah” for the future.
“We have put plans in place for academies and football clubs to create a number of Mo Salah in the coming years,” said Dr Sobhy, as he launched the 14th edition of the ......read more
Dubai – October 31, 2018: Yash Raj Films mega action-adventure Thugs of Hindostan has created a huge anticipation with its fantasy tale set in the high seas. Fatima Sana Shaikh hasdplayed a young wrestler who wowed audiences with her performance in her debut film Dangal. This time she plays the role of the warrior princess Zafira, a daredevil and an outstanding fighter. Her look has become quite a talking point but creating Zafira’s look proved to be a tall task for the films costume designers, Rushi and Manoshi.
“Zafira was one of the most challenging ......read more
Dubai – October 31, 2018: Yash Raj Films mega action extravaganza Thugs of Hindostan has wowed everyone with it’s entertaining, larger than life trailer. Having brought together Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan onscreen together for the first time ever, the film boasts of a casting coup of this generation.
The fictional film is set in 1800s India which saw the rise of the British East India Company who changed its intention to become a conqueror. Bringing alive this era and yet retaining a touch of fantasy meant that costumes have the most important place in the film. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018: Thugs of Hindostan, the visually grand action adventure from Yash Raj Films, is a fictional story that is set during British East Indian Company’s rule over India. Given its setting and its larger than life scale, designing the looks and costumes of the film’s characters were of great importance as it required audiences to go back in time.
“Firangi is a potpourri of different elements and identities stolen from the myriad people he meets. He loves his name and lives up to it with his top hat and his choice of foreign booze, which ......read more
Disney’s Mickey Mouse and friends make a debut in the seventh season of Dubai Miracle Garden along with a host of never seen before floral masterpieces
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (October 31, 2018): Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s largest natural flower garden returns for the seventh season this November 1st with a host of new floral masterpieces, including a reimagined Disney Avenue, Floral Castle, Floating Beds and much more.
Earlier this year, Dubai Miracle Garden marked the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, the ‘True Original’, with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018: Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin kicked off her bid for a third straight World Cup overall crown in Soelden, Austria, last weekend and will be chasing a fourth straight slalom world title at the World Championships in Are, Sweden, in February.
Alongside her summer preparation, Shiffrin earned a spot in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100, traditionally a feature which celebrates physical beauty with the strapline “World’s Sexiest Women”. However, instead of posing in a bikini or an evening gown, Shiffrin chose to wear a ......read more
80%+ and 50%+ rise seen in the use of words such as ÇáÑÌÇÁ (please) and áæ ÓãÍÊ (excuse me) in Arabic
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018: It’s been a year since Twitter introduced the 280-character limit to the platform from 140 characters, making it easier for people around the world to express themselves in a single Tweet. With a goal to continue to deliver a platform for people to connect and share news and views, the objective was to ensure the brevity and speed Twitter is known for was not lost. One year later, on the launch’s first ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018: M Premiere hosted the world renowned singer "Garou" for the first time in Dubai at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Garou is one of the most renowned singers in the Francophone world for the past two decades. He has won numerous awards including gold and platinum.
Dubai was Garou’s first stop and the inauguration of his 20 Year Jubilee tour. The French-Canadian pop singer performed a lively performance that included a mix of his best songs as well as a number of his favorite international singers in both French and English.
Garou ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018: Cyclists of all ages, abilities and fitness levels turned up at Yas Marina Circuit last night (Sunday 28th October) for the latest edition of ‘Cycle Unified’ and rode alongside members of the UAE National Cycling Team as a mark of unity and solidarity with all people of determination ahead of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Cycle Unified aims to break down barriers and promote social inclusion by having cyclists with and without intellectual disabilities ride alongside each other. The monthly event is part of the ......read more
64 shortlisted photographs out of 40,000 entries from across Arab world GCC entries feature prominently this year
Aspiring photographers all vying for this year’s coveted prize with winners to be announced in November
Almarai’s continuous partnership key to supporting thousands of Arab photography talent get discovered and launched
“We have seen a marked improvement in the quality of the photographs year on year. Many of this year’s photographs celebrating Arab people’s stories at international standards” – Hussam ......read more
Now with the largest Emirates pavilion in the history of Global Village
Introducing the first multi-cultural floating market in the world
Eight new bridges that replicate the world’s most famous architectural icons
All new interactive theater for children
More than 100 interactive video games and more than 30 rides for children and families
A fiery musical fountain for the first time in the UAE
The Wheel of the World returns with a record-breaking screen
Dubai, 29 October 2018: A cultural extravaganza is on offer for ......read more
Fox Network Group Employees Roll-Up Their Sleeves to Protect Marine Life in the UAE
As part of FOX’s 21CF Impact Week and in line with National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic Campaign
Over 50 employees from Fox Network Group join hands in mangroves clean-up in RAK
Dubai, UAE , October 29, 2018 – As part of its commitment to the UAE community and in line with its Planet or Plastic campaign commitment, Fox Network Group in partnership with Azraq, a UAE non-profit marine conservation organization, conducted a clean-up initiative on Khor Muzahmi mangroves in Ras Al ......read more
Dubai – October 25, 2018: Yash Raj Films “Thugs of Hindostan” is the much-awaited film of 2018. Advance booking for the epic Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan -starrer action film of the year is now open.
The mega action entertainer about an epic war and adventure on the high seas releases on November 8, 2018 across the GCC. The movie has done an incredible casting coup that brings together two of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for the first time on big screen. Thugs of Hindostan is the first Hindi movie that uses the sea as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced one of the biggest signings of the cycling season, after attracting Colombian Sprinter Fernando Gaviria with a three-year deal. The 24-year-old will be unveiled by the team at their UAE training camp between 26th – 29th October.
Gaviria, who became professional in the second part of the 2015 season, has had a meteoric rise up the cycling ranks, winning 34 times in his short career, including three stages at the 2018 Tour de France and four stages and the 2017 Giro d’Italia – where he also took ......read more
Competitions open to all residents who travel using any of Dubai’s various public transport services
Dubai,UAE,October 25, 2018 – Samsung Gulf Electronics and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will mark the 9th annual Public Transport Day with exciting competitions. Starting on October 26 until 31 before the Public Transport Day on November 1, Samsung is organizing two fun contests for UAE commuters. Prizes include 100 units of Samsung Level U pro and a chance to have your sketch featured on Dubai’s ‘nol’ transportation smart ......read more
Egypt captain full of confidence ahead of one of beach soccer’s most prestigious tournaments
Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018: The Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2018 is just around the corner, and even though the world’s best beach soccer teams await, Egypt’s captain appears to be far from nervous.
The competition is to take place between the 6th and the 10th of November at Dubai’s Kite Beach, and in a pre-event interview, Egypt’s goalkeeper was clearly thrilled to be returning to compete in the Intercontinental Cup for a fourth ......read more
First 100 guests enjoy free entry to the park on each day
Dubai, 24 October 2018: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region in association with Zee Network, is hosting the biggest Diwali celebration in Dubai on the 9th and 10th of November. Starting from just AED 99, guests can enjoy live performances, thrilling rides, delicious street food and brand new entertainment acts.
To celebrate the joyous festival of Diwali, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ ......read more
24th October 2018, Dubai, UAE - The first week of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship saw matches played across the emirate, at Dubai Sports City, Al Wasl Club and Shabab al Ahli Club.
While Al Wasl Club, Spanish Soccer Schools and Barca Academy all put in outstanding performances, the top matches of the week were played between du LaLiga HPC and Dubai City FC in the U18 category.
In the U18 squads LaLiga HPC dominated a full-strength Dubai City FC squad with play after play that found their way through the defences of their ......read more
Game of Thrones star Bjornsson headlines a star-studded line-up at the World’s Ultimate Strongman on Friday at Bab Al Shams
Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2018: The world’s strongest men, including newly-married television star Hafthor Bjornsson, will roar at the at the colosseum-esque Bab Al Shams Arena in Al Marmoom on Friday as they battle for the biggest strongman prize purse in history and the title of the World’s Ultimate Strongman.
Being organised in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, the World's Ultimate Strongman at the Beasts in the Middle East ......read more
UAE National Award now open for entries, celebrating local photographic talent and promoting it to a global audience
Experts from across the photography industry announced as 2019 jury
Dubai, UAE, 23 October 2018: The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce that the UAE National Award is now open for entries. A longstanding part of the Sony World Photography Awards, the National Awards provide the unique opportunity for entrants of all levels, from more than 50 countries, to be recognised in an internationally renowned photography ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2018: Marina Mall is inviting all football fans to show their footy skills and to get involved in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup.
Marina Mall will be bringing football fever starting from Thursday, Oct 25 until Monday, Oct 29 with the FIFA Club World Cup Experience zone where fans can test their football skills in a series of challenges modelled after the different positions on the football pitch.
If you’ve got the agility of a world-class goalkeeper, the aerial ability of a top defender, the control of a midfielder, or ......read more
Historical Novel hails Dr. Sheikh Sultan’s Cultural Renaissance
Pays glowing tributes to Sharjah’s Architectural Charm
Sharjah: The emirate of Sharjah has widely been appreciated as a haven of learning and culture, attracting international recognition such as ‘Cultural Capital of Arab World’ and the much-coveted UNESCO World Book Capital (2019). It is no wonder, then, if the charm of this cultural paradise inspired the literary flair of Mujeeb Jaihoon’s novel, The Cool Breeze From Hind.
“Sharjah figures predominantly in the setting of this ......read more
Great ready for tricks and treats on Friday, 2 November
Dubai, 22 October 2018: Golden Mile Galleria is hosting a trick-or-treat themed Hallowe’en parade for kids on Friday, 2 November at 5pm.
Children can dress-up in Hallowe’en-themed costumes, make-up and hairstyles to join the procession, and enjoy an exciting line-up of activities, games and treats.
The parade starts at Golden Mile Galleria Building 9 (Organic Foods and Café) and ends at Building 3. Children must be accompanied by a parent.
Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018: Jeremy Clarkson has announced the Lamborghini Huracán Performante as his 2018 Car of the Year.
Jeremy Clarkson presented the award to Lamborghini’s Board Director for Research and Development, Maurizio Reggiani, at an awards ceremony in News Corp’s London headquarters, where The Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers also presented their inaugural motoring awards.
Jeremy Clarkson, who regularly writes motoring features for The Sunday Times, as well as hosting Amazon’s The Grand Tour, said: ‘‘This is about ......read more
Kuwaiti-based winner drives away in a new MG ZS compact SUV, courtesy of Al Yousuf Motors
Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018: One Kuwaiti-based visitor to the 2018 edition of GITEX Shopper at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), came away with far more than he had bargained for, as the winner of a brand-new MG ZS compact SUV, courtesy of the Visit & Win raffle draw at the region’s largest consumer electronics shopping festival.
Mustafa Khumanpur picked up his prize from the Al Yousuf Motors Showroom in Dubai earlier today and will return to Kuwait in ......read more
By Tessa Lyons, Product Manager
How much false news exists on Facebook?
Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018: It’s challenging to measure because there’s a lack of consensus on how to actually define “false news.” There’s a spectrum of content — from satire to opinion to hoaxes intentionally crafted to deceive — that different people might put in that category. Misinformation is also an ever-evolving problem. Its purveyors are continually trying new tactics to seed it, so we’re constantly updating our approach to catching it.
Because ......read more
Festival to be held between November 1 and 3 in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, October 21, 2018: The Korean Happiness Festival, the biggest and one-of-its-kind Korean event in the UAE to be held in November, will provide an overview of the rich cultural, musical and medical traditions as well as attractions in South Korea.
Organized by the Korean National Tourism Organization [KNTO] Dubai office and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea, the festival will be held from November 1 to 3, at the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
This is the fourth year ......read more
Fifty thousand free candies to be distributed at the destination
Dubai, 21 October 2018: Riverland™ Dubai, the free-to-enter themed recreational hub at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is throwing the biggest Halloween party for families from 30th October to 3rd November.
Riverland™ Dubai will give out 50,000 free candies to trick-or-treaters and the best Halloween costumes will also win exciting prizes. The categories include best-dressed family, best-dressed child and best-dressed adult. Families are ......read more
Defending champion Brazil meet Spain in opener, while Russia vs Iran takes place on Nov 8
Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018: Hosts UAE will take on familiar rivals Egypt in their opening match of the eighth Huawei Beach Soccer Intercontinental cup, taking the pitch at Kite Beach after the battle between three-time winners Brazil and debutant Spain on Tuesday, November 6.
Drawn in the same group as reigning world champions Brazil, UAE will be looking to make it past the group stages for the first time since 2013, when they finished third for the second consecutive time following a ......read more
Mohamed Al Mutawaa Al Shehhi finished on the Podium at the 6th Round of the French Peugeot Sport 208 Rallye Cup in Cardabelles
Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018: Abu Dhabi Racing’s Junior Rally Driver Mohamed Al Mutawaa Al Shehhi, finished on the Podium at the 6th Round of the French Peugeot Sport 208 Rallye Cup in Cardabelles, France.
The Young Emirati racer has competed in multiple International Championships over the past 10 years, from karting, single seaters, touring cars, GT cars and has now been working to conquer the rallying world. Amongst his many ......read more