ALFAHIM’s tie up with UAE Triathlon Federation highlights its commitment to the long-term development of the Emirates and health of residents.
Partnership will see ALFAHIM work with the Federation to boost participation in triathlon and sporting events across the UAE.
The Federation aims to increase number of youngsters and Emiratis regularly taking part in sports.
June 19, 2018, Abu Dhabi: ALFAHIM has announced a new three-year partnership deal with the UAE Triathlon Federation.
The tie-up will see the Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate work closely with the Federation to increase the number of triathlon events held across the UAE, as well as boost the number of Emiratis and residents taking part in sports on a regular basis.
The new partnership will support the Federation in hosting a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will continue its preparations for the Tour de France as a team of seven riders gear up to take on the Adriatica Ionica Race (20-24 June). The team will be fronted by Valerio Conti, who goes into the five-stage race in high spirits, having impressed in recent weeks at the Giro d’Italia and Criterium du Dauphiné. The young Italian will be supported by a team blending youth and experience that includes: Ben Swift, Darwin Atapuma, Simone Consonni, Simone Petilli, Manuele Mori and Edward Ravasi.
Commenting on the upcoming race, Valerio Conti said: “I am really motivated. I want to try and achieve good results for the team. After a challenging Giro d’Italia and the Criterium du Dauphiné, I’m trying to prepare a balanced approach to the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018: Within minutes of each other, UAE Team Emirates were celebrating two victories on Wednesday afternoon. Italian Diego Ulissi took control of the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse, breaking away on the uphill finish in Leukerbad ahead of a group of 15 chasing riders. Ulissi timed his attack perfectly and, from 300metres out, romped home to pick up the 30th win of his career and first in 2018.
Just moments later, UAE Team Emirates’ Simone Consonni out-sprinted his opposition at the Tour of Slovenia to earn his first ever professional win and take the lead in the General Classification (GC). The 23-year-old Italian took charge of the first stage, narrowly avoiding two crashes in the last kilometre to secure first place.
Commenting on his victory, Diego Ulissi said: ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018: Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain recently hosted a successful Quran Competition in partnership with Awqaf Al-Ain. More than 120 students participated in two different categories of recitation and three 3 winners were picked up from each category by a panel of judges well versed in the Quran.
The Competition categories and winners were announced as follows:
1st Category: Grade 1 to Grade 3
1st Prize: AED 3,000/-
2nd Prize: AED 2,000/-
3rd Prize: AED 1,000/-
1st Prize - Razan Osama
2nd Prize - Mariyam Muhamed
3rd Prize - Ahmed
2nd Category: Grade 4 to Grade 6
1st Prize: AED 3,000/-
2nd Prize: AED 2,000/-
3rd Prize: AED 1,000/-
1st Prize - Mariam Wisam
2nd Prize - MarwaShoukat
3rd Prize - RashedNoushad
Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations, Medeor 24x7 International Al ......read more
Dubai, June 13, 2018: With one day to go until the 2018 @FIFAWorldCup in Russia, the countdown has begun, and the conversation continues to heat up. This how-to-follow guide offers football fans everything needed to get closer to the #WorldCup action as it unfolds on Twitter.
Official World Cup emojis
Fans around the world can Tweet with hashtags in seven languages -- including English, Arabic and French -- to trigger special #WorldCup emojis throughout the tournament. The hashtags in English are: #WorldCup and #WorldCupFinal. As for the Arabic hashtag, it’s: 2018ÑæÓíÇ#
Each team will also get their own country-specific emoji as well. Use a hashtag in front of the relevant three-letter country code, and that country’s flag will appear after the text. Here are the emojis of the Arab ......read more
A program aimed to empower pre-professional students with Facebook Advertising knowledge
Dubai, UAE; 11 June 2018: Facebook has announced that Arabic is now available as a language on the latest version of the Facebook for iPhone. In addition to the existing availability of Arabic on desktop and Android, this move will help people across the region use Facebook in their native language. This is just another example of Facebook's commitment to the MENA region.
Arabic is widely spoken amongst the 169 million people who use Facebook every month in the MENA region on mobile. This update is a result of Facebook’s collaboration with veteran translators from the region through the Translate Facebook app, which enables anyone to translate the Facebook interface into their own language.
Jonathan Labin, Managing Director, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin secured fourth spot in the overall General Classification (GC) standings at this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné in France. Martin’s impressive result came after he produced yet another strong display on the seventh and final stage of the race, finishing sixth behind eventual winner, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). Martin not only narrowly missed out on a GC podium spot, but also came extremely close to claiming the points jersey, finishing just three points behind the green jersey winner, Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott).
In the final stage of the tour – which featured the fourth summit finish in a row – Edward Ravasi also showed his strength, as the young rider held his own in a determined breakaway that was eventually caught with just ......read more
The short film, Estimrariya, emphasizes on the timeless principles of Sheikh Zayed
Abu Dhabi – 11th June 2018: In attendance of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi witnessed the premiere of ‘Estimrariya’, a short film that pays tribute to the legacy of the founding father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Written and Directed by debutant director, Ullas R Koya, the six-minute short film, Estimrariya, which means Continuance in Arabic, features noted UAE businessman and philanthropist. Dr B. R. Shetty plays the role of an elderly Arab citizen teaching his granddaughter (Gamila Yassin) about virtues the United Arab Emirates inherited from the late Sheikh Zayed.
Speaking about the film, Dr. B. R. Shetty, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018: While most people rely on the internet to read these days, one cannot deny the feeling of holding a real book. Skyline University College organized the Skyline Book Fair 2018 with the theme, “Year of Zayed on May 14-15, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Library Department also conducted an Inter-School Competition on Storytelling, Drawing, and Oratory where 81 participants competed to win.
The two-day event have witnessed students showcase their talents and their excitement while rummaging through a wide selection of books. The participating schools in this year’s Book Fair were: Gulf Asian English School, Leaders Private School, New Indian Model School, and Pace International School. While exhibitors of the event were: All Prints Publishing, Friendship Bookstore, Oxford ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff secured top spot at the GP du canton d’Argovie in Switzerland as the sprint sensation took his tally to four wins for the season. The European champion, who joined UAE Team Emirates at the start of this season, showed just why the team were so keen to obtain his services, as he unleashed a powerful surge to the finish to take the title.
Commenting on his victory, Kristoff said: “This is my fourth win of the season, but normally I’d have more already at this point, so I put a lot of weight behind this race. For me and the entire team it’s important to show our jersey and promote cycling in the UAE – and there’s no better way to do that than to win. A big thanks to the team for controlling the race ......read more
19th edition of Modhesh World runs from 7 June - 25 August at Dubai World Trade Centre
Region’s much awaited family edutainment destination to offer immersive experiences
80-day excitement includes interactive shows by Dubai’s lovable mascot Modhesh and world’s most famous cat Hello Kitty
Dubai, UAE 7 June 2018: Modhesh World, one of the most popular family edutainment destinations in the region, will usher in its 19th edition this year with a lineup of family fun featuring an array of world-class entertainment activities, immersive and themed experiences.
Running from 7 June to 25 August, Modhesh World in partnership with DEWA has unveiled a packed calendar of events and activities that will take place in eight distinctive halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: Did you know that drama, dance and singing is great exercise for your kids? What’s more, it unlocks their creative side and allows them to use their imagination and be free… completely away from screens, tablets and laptops!
At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment where they can make friends and get to perform a show at the end of the week!
What will your kids do at camp? They will build team skills by playing special drama games. Plus, they will learn routines and songs, and create their own characters to become a part of a devised play to be performed on the last day of camp for family and friends. The play will be filled with comedy, drama, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: Defending champion Laura Massaro took a step closer towards the knockout semi-finals with a victory over England teammate Sarah-Jane Perry in the afternoon session on Day 2 of the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals at Emirates Golf Club today, while Germany’s Simon Rosner notched up a second win to secure a place in the semi-finals.
Massaro, 34, is firmly in the driving seat in Group B of the women’s event after she followed up an impressive opening day win over World Champion Raneem El Welily with a 2-1 victory over her fellow countrywoman.
Massaro made a blistering start as she stormed to a 10-6 lead in the opening game, before Perry showcased her fighting spirit to come back to force a tie-break before holding two games balls of her own, but Massaro remained composed under pressure to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will line-up for the GP Du Canton d’Argovie (7 June) with a strong line up of riders including reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff. The Norwegian will be supported by team mates: Ben Swfit, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Oliviero Troia, Jan Polanc and Simone Consonni as they prepare for a race which is traditionally used as a warm up for the Tour de Suisse.
Commenting ahead of the race in northern Switzerland, Sports Director Simone Pedrazzinisaid: “The GP Canton d’Argovie-Gippingen usually produces an interesting final sprint. We are geared up for this with a group of powerful riders including Kristoff, Consonni, Ferrari and Swift. Consonni can also make his presence felt by getting into the longer attacks, whilst Troia, Polanc ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: The multi-talented artist, singer, composer and lyricist Salim Assaf, headed to Paris on Monday morning to attend the Ceremony by the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music, and was awarded the title of “Professional Members”, In the presence of the Chairman of S.A.C.E.M – Jean-Claude Petit and the international music composer Jean-Michel Bernard
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: Dubai Municipality clinched the Nad Al Sheba Wheelchair Basketball Championship title with a facile 63-46 win over Dubai Public Prosecution at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night.
Dominant throughout their campaign, Dubai Municipality gave another commanding performance to deal Dubai Public Prosecution their third defeat in the final of the NAS Wheelchair Basketball Championship.
“From the beginning of the tournament, Dubai Municipality and the Public Prosecution team had set themselves apart and everyone expected us to be in the final,” said Dubai Municipality’s Ahmed Al Jassim, one of the leading scorers of the tournament.
“So we had two of the tournament’s best teams in the final and it was a really good contest. We had a good strategy in place and it ......read more
Rani, Unilever and Infiniti Commit as Show’s First Sponsors; The Show Premieres on June 11
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: Twitter and Goal today announced that they are kicking off the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with the launch of the first sports live show in the Middle East & North Africa region, “#YallaGoal”, on the platform. Hosted in Arabic, the biweekly evening show will focus on football related news on Twitter during the tournament. The show premiers three days leading up to the World Cup, on June 11.
The show, produced by Goal, will cover a variety of World Cup topics including insights, football-related entertainment and celebrity news. The editorial insights will include debates, team and player reviews as well as opta analyses, followed by entertainment segments that ......read more
Lexus LC claims a class win on its debut in the German endurance race
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: Overcoming the challenges of one of the world’s most demanding circuits, the No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC, driven by Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and Yuichi Nakayama, made a remarkable debut race and claimed the first position in the SP-PRO class of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race recently in Germany.
The No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC demonstrated its out-and-out pace in qualifying, lining up 32nd on the starting grid in a field of 147 cars with a best lap time of eight minutes and 34.591 seconds around the climbs and descents of the 25-kilometer German racetrack.
Shigeki Tomoyama, President, GAZOO Racing Company, said: “Although ......read more
For first time, celebrations will include fireworks on all three days of Eid Al Fitr
24-hour celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall on June 15
June 5, 2018 - Yas Island, UAE: Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, has announced an exciting program of celebrations taking place across the Island during Eid Al Fitr. From a thrilling three-day fireworks extravaganza, to 24-hour celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall as well as exciting experiences all around, there’s something for everyone this Eid on Yas Island.
This year, for the first time, Yas Island will celebrate every day of Eid in style with a spectacular fireworks show. Set to light up the capital’s unique leisure destination, the daily fireworks display will kick off at 9 pm ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018: Egyptian World No.1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini were the big winners at the 2017/18 PSA Awards as they collected the Player of Year Awards in recognition of their exploits over the past season on the PSA World Tour during a gala dinner held at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina last night.
On the eve of the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals, ElShorbagy, who begins the defence of his title today (June 5) against Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez, was presented with the men's trophy following an emphatic return to the top of the game that saw him win seven major titles, including the 2017 PSA World Championships crown, during the campaign.
ElShorbagy narrowly edged Rodriguez – the man who beat him in the final of the recent Allam British Open ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: Defending champions Al Taher put in a consummate team performance on Sunday night, fighting back from a goal down to beat fancied Fuhood Zaabeel 2-1 and book their place in the last four of the 2018 Nad Al Sheba Futsal Championship.
Led by their diminutive Iranian captain Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh, a three-time AFC Futsal Player of the Year, Al Taher bounced back after Tariq Abdulla Al Ali had put Fuhood Zaabeel ahead in the 3rd minute, with Brazilian Jefferson Luis Carpes equalising in the 8th minute before Ahmad Abdullah gave them the lead four minutes later.
Al Taher then kept Fuhood’s marauding Brazilian trio of Mateus Da Silva, Taynan Da Silva and Douglas Junior at bay to protect their lead and set up a semi-final clash with Emirates Driving Institute, who crushed The Storm 9-2 in the other ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi finished just shy of a podium place at the GP Lugano on Sunday, after crossing the line fourth in the 185km race in southern Switzerland. The one day race, which was won by Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-Merida), was Ulissi’s first competitive ride since completing the Giro d’Italia last month.
After making a breakaway midway through the day, Pernsteiner gained enough time to head into the eighth and final lap of the circuit with an unassailable lead on the chasing group. Ulissi arrived at the finish line ahead of the main peloton and just seven seconds off claiming a podium position. UAE Team Emirates' Filippo Ganna placed 28th.
Reflecting on the result, Ulissi said: "I did everything possible to take on the numerical ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018: Bringing together 30 talented Urban Sketchers Dubai under one roof to sketch and draw their surroundings on location, and share their work with the world, one drawing at a time.
Winners won exciting prizes, goody bags and their sketches will be exhibited within the hospital lobby during the whole month of Ramadan.
In the pictures are the 1st, 2nd & 3rd winning sketches along with the Urban Sketchers Dubai artists who participated.
Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain said, "In our efforts to promote art & talent in the UAE during the whole month of Ramadan, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain is delighted to join hands with Urban Sketchers Dubai. The talent shown by the artists was amazing and it was interesting to ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 3, 2018: Despite his young age Rashid Al Dhaheri's racing exploits have seen him rapidly rise through the ranks of the karting scene in the UAE and Italy. In a further career development Rashid has taken part in his first race in China where he powered to a clean-sweep of victories.
The Abu Dhabi schoolboy made his debut in the China ASEAN ROK Cup at the Nanning International Karting track, where he lined up with other drivers in the 60cc Mini Class. The event consisted two back-to-back days of qualifying and racing.
On Saturday, Al Dhaheri qualified fastest to take pole position by three-tenths of a second over his nearest rival. In both heats, he controlled the pace and emerged as the comfortable winner in the final to score his first victory on Chinese soil.
Sunday was almost a carbon copy of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’Diego Ulissi will embark on his first ride since the Giro d’Italia as the Italian tackles the GP Lugano on Sunday 3rd June alongside the experienced Ben Swift and a team of young guns including: Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Aleksandr Riabushenko, Jan Polanc and Simone Consonni. The team will be supported by technical director Simone Pedrazzini.
Commenting ahead of the race, Ulissi explained: “I’ve lived in Lugano for years now, so this race has practically become an at-home event. In 2014 and 2016, my last two appearances in the GP Lugano, I came close to success, obtaining third and second place respectively in the final sprint. Usually the race comes down to a limited group of riders vying for victory, so it is important to make it ......read more
Dubai, 27 March 2018: Wondering what to do over the weekend to keep the kids entertained? Head over to Golden Mile Galleria which will transform into a colourful carnival with a host of thrilling skills-based games, live entertainment and mouthwatering food for two consecutive weekends: 30/31 March and 6/7 April.
Children will be enthralled by a full carnival atmosphere with face painting, archery, a magic talent show, a specially created arts and crafts area and lots more.
Guests can also indulge in their favourite carnival games such as ring toss, hoop shoot, can toss ......read more
DUBAI – March 26, 2018: The grand finale of the 13th edition of Spinneys Cup Championship, organised by UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation, witnessed a record crowd of 2,600 enthusiasts at the Desert Palm Polo Club in Dubai. Riders and horses from Al Habtoor Polo Club, Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club, Jebal Ali Equestrian Club, Al Ruwayyah Equestrian Club, Team Z7 joined local riders in the day long competition.
Jillian Bosolo riding Al Tsahir Firebird from Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (DPEC) won the Novice section, while Al Habtoor Polo Club based Fatima Intan ......read more
Czech driver takes lead on dramatic Nissan stage as Chilean rider moves ahead in battle of the bikes
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 March, 2018: Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla were the big winners today as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan served up a potent reminder of how difficult it is to find a path to victory in this event.
Partnered by David Pabiska in a Ford F-150 Evo, Prokop won the spectacular 287km Nissan Stage 2 to grab an advantage of 10 mins 30.2secs from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and Belgian ......read more
The festival will host renowned local and international authors, celebrities and social media influencers
Sharjah, March 26, 2018: The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), will run from 18-28 April 2018 at the Sharjah Expo Centre. The cultural festival will feature an array of cultural activities, artistic shows, educational, recreational and sporting events and activities, as well as showcase the latest publications of a host of local and international publishing houses dedicated to the children’s and Young Adults genres.
HE Ahmed Al Ameri, Chairman ......read more
Dubai, March 25, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, witnessed the season finale by attending the 11th Saluki Championship finals today, Sunday 25th of March. The Saluki Championship organised by Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) was held in Al Marmoum (Circle 11) in Dubai.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan, watched the six rounds of the race in both the 1,000-metre and 2,500-metre races for male and female salukis. The championship was also attended by Sheikh Al-Murr Al Maktoum and HE Abdullah Hamdan Bin ......read more
Colourful Year of Zayed art activation features paintings inspired by the life and legacy of the UAE’s founding father
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018: This Dubai Art Season, Al Seef has partnered with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) to host The Tale of Zayed through Art, an exclusive Year of Zayed event, as an extension of the annual Sikka Art Fair season.
Every weekend from 22 to 31 March, Al Seef Events Arena comes alive with an art activation that features paintings inspired by the life and legacy of the ......read more
Whether you are coming on a trip with friends or a business conference, if you are a party lover, there is no way that you can miss the fun of Delhi’s nightlife. Not even if your schedule is hectic and you have to book flights from Bangalore to Delhi in haste and do not think that you have enough time to go to the club.
For the sake of unlimited fun and happening parties, you will spare the time and enjoy the beats of the music. To motivate you a little more, we have searched some of the best clubs and lounges of Delhi where you can dance whole night!
Here is the list of 5 ......read more
Al Nabouda: The competition aims to highlight the values of the Founding Father, which are the foundation of our nation and remain instilled in us today
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority’s (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched a ‘Best Book Cover Design’ competition for a book the Authority is going to publish entitled ‘Zayed the Leader’, which is due to be released during the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’. The book captures the life ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2018: Searching for ways to keep your kids active and entertained this spring holiday? Then look no further than Aventura Parks. Dubai’s first adventure park is dedicated to giving children and adults the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, zip-lining through the natural Ghaf forest of Mushrif Park and testing mental and physical agility all whilst having fun!
This Spring holiday, Aventura is offering zip-liners buy one, get one half price on general admission to Aventura. Entry to the park entitles you to three hours of uninterrupted fun, with a ......read more
Come and see Elsa, Moana and Simba on the Helipad Cinema
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2018: After proving a huge success to date, Dubai’s first ever Cinema on a Helipad at Dubai Festival City will be screening some of the best Disney films each weekend until 14th April.
Following the comedy film ‘All Nighter’ screened on 22 and 23 March, the unique Camry Helipad Cinema situated on the iconic Festival Bay will screen The Lion King (29-30 March), Frozen (5-7 April), and Moana (12-14 April) for all the family to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: LAURIE SEGALL, CNN SENIOR TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT: I want to start with just a basic question, Mark. What happened? What went wrong?
MARK ZUCKERERG, FACEBOOK CEO: So this was a major breach of trust, and I’m really sorry that this happened. You know, we have a basic responsibility to protect people's data. And if we can't do that, then we don't deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.
So, our responsibility now is to make sure that this doesn't happen ......read more
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 22 March 2018: Saif Al Ameri not only finished in second and first place in the two races of Round 6 of last weekend’s TRD 86 Cup, but his total points tally means he has won the championship outright.
As the drivers lined up for the final time in the 2017-18 season – the fourth in its history – Saif Al Ameri bravely fought off the challenge from Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar Hussain, but was just pipped to the post in Race 1, making do with second place 10.2 seconds behind his rival, with Jeremy Loisel taking third spot.
His fellow ......read more
The new edition of ArtMap provides full information on Dubai Art Season 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the 27th edition of ArtMap, which celebrates the Authority’s 10th anniversary. ArtMap is published bi-annually in collaboration with ArtintheCity and provides a comprehensive artistic and cultural guide to major events and exhibitions taking place across the UAE.
The latest edition of ArtMap includes dedicated ......read more
UAE - March 21, 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Honorary Chairman of the University Leadership Consortium and BUNYAN Initiative for the Capacity-Building of the Youth, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development successfully signed a strategic agreement with the University Leadership Consortium (ULC), a capacity-building and entrepreneurship hub, today at the Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Palace in Abu Dhabi.
The agreement is aimed at reinforcing efforts by both parties in the areas of academic education, capacity ......read more
Five international artists reveal new artworks this week, created at in5 as part of Art Dubai’s first residency programme
Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2018 – Throughout March, and in support of propelling the UAE onto the international stage as a leading hub for the arts, in5, an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups launched by TECOM Group, which seeks to nurture ideas and businesses to their next phase of growth, has opened its doors to five international artists in collaboration with Art Dubai 2018.
Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 21 March 2018 – In the final week of the Dubai group stages of duFC’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, teams battled it out in their final efforts to top their groups and get one step closer to the du Football Champions Finals.
In the nation’s only international scouting tournament, LaLiga scouts were also on the lookout for the top footballers who will go through a series of trials for the chance to be invited to join the du LaLiga High Performance Centre.
Speaking about the outpour of interest from youth in Dubai, Abdulwahed ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, sees around 50% increase in the number of participants in the 4th UAE edition of the 12th global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.
Over 2,000 children aged 5 to 15 from 45 UAE schools have participated in Toyota’s global initiative, designed to encourage design of future responsible cars, aiming at making the world a better place, through a platform for creative expressions by young artists.
30 finalists will be invited by Al-Futtaim Toyota to the local award ceremony ......read more
Mariam Al Zaabi finishes in first place in her division of 1,500 meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi
York University Abu Dhabi
20 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE long-distance runner Mariam Al Zaabi brought the crowd to their feet with a heart-warming and gold medal-winning effort in the 1,500-meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Day two of the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 got off to a fantastic start at the NYUAD campus on Saadiyat Island with the Emirati long-distance athlete sealing first place in her race.
The 1,500-meter runner paced her way ......read more
Competition organised in collaboration with Dubai Design & Fashion Council
Dubai-UAE: 20 March, 2018 – Home Centre, the region’s leading home retailer, is set to launch a design competition in collaboration with the Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) for young and emerging talent in the region.
With the aim of promoting art and design, the contest will focus on themes reflecting UAE culture, resonating with the people and heritage of the GCC region.
The best print designs will feature on select Home Centre products and be displayed ......read more
Athlete’s mother, Umm Saleh, says Special Olympics has helped to boost her son’s self-confidence around others as well as his enthusiasm for sport
20 March 2018, Abu Dhabi: Umm Saleh fills with pride each time her son rolls a bowling ball to record another game-winning strike. Saleh Al Marri dominates the lanes wherever he plays. The 24-year-old Emirati is a bowling sensation with a remarkable record of victories and an impressive tally of strikes.
But what is even more impressive is the change he has undergone since he found his love of the sport and began competing ......read more
The ‘Saudi House’ promotes cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March 2018: SIKKA Art Fair 2018, a flagship event of Dubai Art Season and the first annual initiative of its kind focused on supporting and showcasing Saudi, Emirati, and GCC based artists, features the ‘Saudi House’ by Culture-Focused Tamashee during its eighth edition. SIKKA Art Fair is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint ......read more
Formula one champion Lewis Hamilton races to ceremony to deliver trophy
Ceremony hosted by Trevor Noah and included a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson
Dubai, UAE; 19 March 2018: Andria Zafirakou, an art and textiles teacher from Alperton Community School, Brent, London, has been named as the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018, awarded under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
The ......read more
Top shooters touted as future Olympians
2500 contestants competed for 4 days
Dubai, 18th March 2018: An Emirati woman grabbed first place at the 18th Fazza Open Championship for Shooting (Saktoun Rifle) after seeing tough competition from veteran rifle shooters in the region and overcoming windy condition on Saturday at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai.
The competition, organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) for locals, residents and GCC nationals, was held for four consecutive days and saw the ......read more
Dubai, March 18, 2018: Curtin University Dubai has announced the winners of their inaugural Curtin Urban Arts Festival, a creative event with workshops, masterclasses, and competitions that challenged the artistic abilities of students in the UAE. Winners were selected from more than 300 entries from leading schools and colleges across the UAE.
In the Photography Competition, Donell Gumiran was declared winner in the General Category and emerged as Curtin Dubai’s Photographer of the Year. Sumiksha Chakraborty from St Mary’s Catholic High School won the School ......read more
In celebration of the UAE’s Year of Zayed 2018, the eighth edition of SIKKA Art Fair upholds the values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
The Saudi House, a SIKKA Art Fair 2018 highlight, will promote cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has today inaugurated the eighth edition of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced a super-seven line up for Friday’s Milan-San Remo race, with Abu Dhabi Tour stage winner and reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff leading the team as they look to secure their first race win of the 2018 UCI World Tour season.
Kristoff, who is aiming to add to his 2014 Milan-San Remo victory, will be supported by an experienced team including; Diego Ulissi, Marco Marcato and Ben Swift, the latter of whom has finished on the podium ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2018: Etihad Airways and the UAE Special Olympics team last night welcomed the Kuwait Special Olympics team and supporters at Abu Dhabi Airport. Etihad had provided the Kuwait team with flights as a symbol of support to the UAE’s sister country.
The Kuwaiti delegation of 84 visitors includes 54 athletes representing seven sporting disciplines.
In addition to athletes, the airline flew Kuwait’s equipment, coaches, dignitaries and the media for the occasion.
Etihad is supported by Hala Abu Dhabi, who are providing tours & ......read more
Dubai, UAE; March 15, 2018: 2XL, a home-grown luxury furnishings brand, has launched Caspar, a grey coloured sophisticated living room collection which conforms to a variety of interiors. It can easily blend in with warm wall colours for a laid-back look or one can spruce it up with pops of colour for a stylish upgrade. Caspar comes as a set of four-seater and two single-seater sofas.
Made of soft fabric, Caspar is perfect for one to relax after a busy day. The rims of the seater and its legs are in a matching light wooden colour, making it easy to pair with any colour of ......read more
Celebrating athletes of determination, from 14 to 22 March
15, March 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Twenty-three students from the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomatic institution, will volunteer at the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi.
The upcoming event, set to take place from 14 to 22 March 2018, marks the debut edition of the Special Olympics in the Middle East.
His Excellency Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Special Olympics World Games Abu ......read more
Exclusive opportunity for Cadillac car buyers to win one of EIGHT luxury packages to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals
The ‘Daring Greatly Gets You to the World Cup’ initiative is running from March alongside other offers
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018: With the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, Cadillac Alghanim is giving its customers the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the finals of the tournament in Russia, offering a five-star experience that matches the luxury standards of a premium brand such as Cadillac.
From the 1st of March, customers ......read more
Fourth annual Data Science Bowl Calls on Global Data Science Community to Confront Deadly Diseases through Artificial Intelligence
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018: Somewhere, buried in one of tens of millions of cell samples, could lie the next great breakthrough in disease prevention or cure. But, one of the great barriers to finding it could be the need for human eyes to evaluate a corresponding mountain of cell images, one by one. In an era when terabytes of data can be analyzed in just a few days, the opportunity to enhance automation of biomedical analysis could help ......read more
Przygonski Battles to Dubai International Baja Victory as Emirati Rider Al Balooshi Claims First World Cup Bikes Win
Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2018: Polish driver Jakub Przygonski battled his way to victory in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani today as top UAE rider Mohammed Al Balooshi claimed his first World Cup bikes triumph to climax two days of classic cross country rallying.
Partnered by Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul in a Mini John Cooper, overnight leader Przygonski completed the second leg’s 174 km Nissan special stage to secure the ......read more
New art collection to be showcased at Le Patio
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2018: The St. Regis Dubai, in collaboration with Sulty Events and Entertainment and Alina Hannah, Client Advisory Middle East for Christie’s, will open the sixth installation of the “Perspective: Art Exhibition” featuring a solo exhibition by Russian artist, Alexey Firsov in the surrounding area of ‘Le Patio”, second floor St Regis Hotel Dubai. The exhibition runs from 12th March 2018 until 12th May, 2018.
Alexey Firsov pioneered his own artistic style called Lavism, and ......read more
DUBAI, 10th March 2018: Matar Ali Ahmed Rashed Al Habsi hailing from Ras Al Khaimah was crowned as the Youlah champion at a gala ceremony during the 13th and final episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village on Friday 9th March.
The packed arena went delirious with excitement when it was announced that the 22-year-old policeman was the popular winner having received more votes from the public than Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi who earned second place and was the first to ......read more
All Black belts made weight ahead of their final appearance in season three
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will begin tomorrow Saturday 10th March at 11am
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018: The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation®, the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, conducted the official Weigh-ins today at the Copper Box Arena, London, ahead of the final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour season three.
Black belt world champions; Mayssa Caldas, Amanda Nogueira, Larissa Paes, Charlotte Von Baumgarten, ......read more
Another Triumphant Year for the Chevron Readers’ Cup Concludes
Dubai, 10 March 2018: Winners of the UAE’s annual book battle, the Chevron Readers’ Cup, were declared at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature today. The reading quiz concluded its most successful year since its inception with almost 3000 students from schools across the GCC participating.
67 teams competed in the finals, which were held in Arabic and English in two age groups – Primary and Secondary. Teams answered questions from a list of books by Festival authors and the ......read more
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding hosts for SIKKA Art Fair 2018
Dubai, UAE, March 08, 2018: If you are heading to the SIKKA Art Fair this year and want a taste of genuine Emirati culture in the historical neighbourhood of Al Fahidi, be sure to visit SMCCU. The centre is hosting various activities and an exhibition from 17th - 26th March. Details and timings as follows:
The sikka/alleyway of House 47 will be transformed into an Emirati vintage coffee shop taking guests back in time with traditional coffee and tea and old-style board ......read more
DUBAI, 8th March 2018: The Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle which is open to locals, residents and GCC nationals will kick-off with training beginning on Sunday 11th March from 8am to 4pm at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai.
Shooters will continue training for three consecutive days in preparation for the Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Open) for both men and women which will be held from March 14th to 17th, while the Fazza Open Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Locals) will be held on Sunday March 18th at the ......read more
Dubai, 8 March 2018: The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature poetry performance competition concluded today following an intense final round of the Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition. Winners were crowned by Festival 2018 poets Khalid AlBudoor, Nujoom Nasser Alghanem, Afra Atiq and Harry Baker.
An unprecedented number of performers entered the competition this year, with 700 students competing in the semi-finals before the top performers in each age group progressed to the finals at the Festival. Participants were evaluated on their ......read more
JOHNSON’S® Baby tent at JBR to showcase new HEAD-TO-TOE® range on 8th and 9th March, 2018
Dubai, UAE, 8 March, 2018: JOHNSON’S® Baby, today officially launched its first semi-therapeutic product line, JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE®, at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) over a panel discussion, which brought together brand representatives, an independent doctor, media and influential mothers from the local community. The JOHNSON’S® Baby tent at JBR will welcome visitors for two days, over 8th and 9th March.
Sana Naweel, Shopper ......read more
March 8, 2018, Dubai, UAE:- Emirates Post organized a variety of sports activities for its employees as part of UAE National Sports Day aimed at emphasizing the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle. The various activities witnessed employees participate in running and stair-climbing competitions, as well as table tennis, mini-basketball and football tournaments. Departments challenged each other at a tug of war as well as mind sports such as chess and puzzle-solving in active and lively sports environments across its branches throughout the Emirates.
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In a live concert on the evening of 9 March
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6/3/2018: The Kuwait Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates (KuwaitBC) revealed the hosting of the young Kuwaiti artist " Daffy " and his famous band in #CelebrateKuwait. The concert comes as part of the first event of the Kuwaiti youth talents in Dubai, to be held in cooperation with Emaar Properties, The "Slider Station” a leading Kuwaiti restaurant chain in the GCC. The concert will be held as part of Rise - Dubai Creek Harbor activities held at 8:00 pm on the evening of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will head to their second Italian race of the season, Tirreno-Adricatico, with two riders vying for the overall General Classification (GC).
The side will be led by Italian duo Fabio Aru and Diego Ulissi, the latter finishing in the top 10 of the recent Abu Dhabi Tour. Joining the riders will be team-mates; Jan Polanc, Filippo Ganna, Marco Marcato, Valerio Conti and Simone Consonni, with Sports Directors Mario Scirea, Marco Marzano and Paolo Tiralongo guiding the team through the seven stages.
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Balooshi pursues victory in Dubai International Baja as team-mate Jaffar chases podium place in bid to inspire new wave of young Arab riders
Dubai, UAE, 5 March, 2018: Top Emirati rider Mohammed Al Balooshi has set his sights firmly on a World Cup breakthrough next weekend as he looks to lead his team of Arab challengers to collective success in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani.
The multiple Arab motocross champion finished third in the event last year, but is relishing the chance to justify his No.1 seeding in the opening round of the 2018 FIM ......read more
Dubai – 05 March 2018: The Service Innovation Department of Dubai Customs (DC) honoured the winners of Innovator Award, an innovation-centred internal competition among DC employees and business units. The winners were congratulated and recognized by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, DC Director, in presence of executive directors, heads of departments and a number of staff.
The event was held in line with the UAE Innovation Month and as part of Dubai Customs continuous effort to innovate its services and promote the culture of innovation.
This “Innovator” ......read more
Worked ceaselessly for 70 days to complete the 11ft x 5.5ft painting, representing the unique vision of the founding father of the nation
March 4, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Converting the founding father of the UAE’s vision and mission into a visual delight, UAE-based artist Akbar Saheb creates a work of art that pays apt tribute to HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his deep-rooted influence on today’s UAE. The 11ft x 5.5ft acrylic painting was completed within a span of just 70 days, the artist working ceaselessly to give it the last finishing strokes at the dawn of ......read more
Winners of Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Announced
Dubai, UAE, 4 March 2018: Five aspiring writers from the GCC were recognised at the annual Montegrappa Writing Prize award ceremony, held by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The Prize is considered one of the most successful writing competitions in the region, with eight past winners and runners-up already becoming internationally published writers.
Winners received their awards from top UK literary agent at Luigi Bonomi Associates (LBA), Luigi ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: SP Jain School of Global Management has bagged the 1st Place of the recently concluded 17th Crossfire Inter-University Debating Competition organized by Skyline University College on February 28, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. A total of 12 teams consisting of 24 speakers from 8 universities in the UAE has participated in the competition.
The esteemed panel of judges of the event were: Mr. Sushil Maratha, General Manager at Maax Solutions FZ LLC and Toast Master; Mr. Mandar Agshikar, General Manager At Ajhinkkya FZE and Toast Master; and Mr. Ahmad ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: The 19th Skyline Cup Cricket Tournament and 5th Skyline Inter-University Sports Festival 2018 organized by Skyline University College Sports Department headed by Mr. Sanjay Benjamin have concluded with new set of champions in five sports categories: cricket, football, basketball, table tennis, and throw ball. Skyline housed a total of 16 universities in this year’s tournaments with a collective number of more than 600 participants from February 11-22, 2018.
This year, SUC Football Team has won the football category against City University College ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 4, March, 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) is set to participate in the 15th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2018), marking its fourth consecutive outing at the pioneering humanitarian and development event in the MENA region.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event will run from March 5 to 7 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition ......read more