Dubai, 18 September 2019: Dreamed of dancing in the rain in Dubai? With BAARISH, you can practice your best Bollywood moves under raindrops at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience.
Guests can immerse themselves into music, dance and entertainment at the Mumbai Chowk zone near Victoria Station Café where renowned DJ’s Hani, Madmax, Sib, Jeff and Atul will perform live on September 20th. Cool off as you splash around and enjoy a spell of unusual weather along with full access to rides and attractions as well as free entry for kids up to the age of 12 years.
Guests can enjoy special offers on multiple one-day park tickets, starting from just AED 35 per person for a group of six, AED 50 per person for a group of four, AED 75 per ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 18, 2019: Hundreds of adrenaline junkies will trek to Ski Dubai this Friday to challenge one of the toughest commando assault course when the Ice Warrior Challenge returns for its 10th season.
Organised by Ski Dubai and supported by Dubai Sports Council, the 2019 Ice Warrior Challenge, which is scheduled for a 6.30am start on September 20, has attracted a record number of entries with participants looking forward to the excitement of taking on different icy obstacles like monkey bar swings, tyre runs and net crawls in sub-zero temperatures.
Celebrating their 10th year, organisers have promised a bigger, better and tougher Ice Warrior X, with part of the proceedings going to charity like every year in the past. Participants will be divided into four different categories ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 17, 2019: As the dust settles on UAE Team Emirates’ success at the Vuelta a Espana, an all Italian squad of five head home to compete in two back-to-back one day races with the 195.5km Giro della Toscana in Lissone (September 18) and the 198.2km Coppa Sabatini in Legnano (19 September).
Sports Director Marco Marzano will lead the following riders:
• Simone Consonni
• Nicolas Dalla Valle
• Roberto Ferrari
• Manuele Mori
• Simone Petilli
Marco Marzano, Sports Director said: "The route of the Giro della Toscana is selective, and Petilli is our rider with the best qualities for this type of race. As for the Coppa Sabatini-GP Peccioli, it can suit a lot of different riders, and as it can also suit a ......read more
Emirati driver underlines F2 dominance in Portugal to become world champion with third race victory
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 September, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi are half way towards their target of landing four major powerboat racing titles this season following Rashed Al Qemzi’s triumph in the UIM F2 World Championship.
Al Qemzi, who clinched his second F2 crown in three years by winning yesterday’s Grand Prix of Portugal in Ribadouro, was part of the four-man crew who secured the World Endurance Championships in Poland two months ago.
Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning UIM F1H2O world champion Shaun Torrente currently leads this year’s series and also tops the UIM XCAT World Championship standings with his title-winning partner from last season, Faleh Al Mansoori.
It means the ......read more
The Search for the region’s best Videographers and Filmmakers has begun – Register NOW!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 16, 2019: Nikon Middle East FZE is pleased to announce their very own Film Festival, Cinema Z, inviting all professional filmmakers and videography enthusiasts to participate and win over $20,000 worth of exciting prizes.
There are significant changes taking place in the movie making and video industry globally. Innovative approaches both technical and creative are changing and redefining the craft of film making and content creation.
With the objective of strengthening their relationships with the Videography and Filmmaking Community in the region, the Nikon Film Festival offers an ideal platform for professionals, enthusiasts and students to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 16, 2019: History was made for the UAE today, as 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar stepped onto the Vuelta a Espana podium and proudly displayed the country’s flag on his jersey as he celebrated a landmark third place finish at one of the biggest bike races in the world. As he raised his hands in triumph, he became the first rider in UAE colours to ever grace the podium steps in a Grand Tour.
Pogacar’s remarkable performance during the 21-day Tour of Spain will also be remembered for his three spectacular stage wins, along with his winning of the coveted white jersey, which is given to the best young rider in the race.
His achievements marked the first Grand Tour podium for UAE Team Emirates since its inception in 2017 and took the team’s ......read more
Level 43 to serenade guests with a weekly Saxophone Night
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: Offering unmatched 360-degree views of Dubai's iconic skyline, Level 43 Sky Lounge is among the popular nightlife spots of the city. The outdoor views at this sky lounge are truly mesmerising post sun-down, and Level 43 is all set to get even more exciting with a special Saxophone Night on September 25th! Every Wednesday, guests at this popular nightlife hub will be serenaded with lilting tunes of the Saxophone followed by DJ Sveta’s groovy tunes.
A gifted Saxophonist, Manuel Kev’s expertise extends across Jazz, Classical and Latin music. Passionate about fusing house music with other genres, Manuel’s symphonies are soulful and peppy! Joining Level 43’s musical line-up is DJ ......read more
** Dubai’s premier photography studio are on the hunt for a fresh new face – why not enter your little one today! **
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: Is your little nipper aged between 1 and 6 years old? If so, they stand a chance of being chosen as the brand-new face of The Studio, Dubai’s top photography studio located in The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai.
Along with being the brand’s very own little mascot, a whole host of other cool prizes are up for grabs too! So if your child loves the camera and you would like to be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is submit a picture that you think captures them perfectly, along with completing a simple questionnaire. It couldn’t be easier! All you then need to do is keep you and your little nipper’s fingers ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi driver in confident mood as he looks to clinch F2 world title
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 September, 2019: T eam Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi produced more of the form which has seen him dominate the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today in the countdown to the Grand Prix of Portugal.
The Emirati driver, who is looking to secure his second F2 world title in three years with a third victory of the season in Ribadouro, set the early pace in official practice on the Albufeira da Pala reservoir course.
His time of 46.16 was the fastest of the 21 challengers when he retired early from the session, and while Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas produced a late surge to clock a best lap of 46.03, Al Qemzi was in a confident mood as he prepared to chase a fourth successive pole position.
He was faster than each of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ king of the climbs, Tadej Pogacar, blew away the competition in the mountains today to take his third stage win at La Vuelta and in doing so not only secured a place on the podium in Madrid, but claimed the coveted white jersey as the best young rider in the race.
Pogacar went into stage 20 in 5th position in the GC and needed to do something special to move up the rankings. With 38kms to go, as the main contenders rode the penultimate climb of the day, the 20-year-old Slovenian did just that – attacking with such ferocity that none of his rivals could respond. It was a courageous move by the youngest rider in the race, and it paid dividends, as he soloed away to the line in what will go down in the history books as ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 14, 2019: It was a bittersweet day for UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar, after a solid performance earned him a top 10 finish in stage 18 of La Vuelta, but also ended with him handing over the white jersey to Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana). Pogacar now sits in 5th place in the overall classification just 1:18” off a podium spot and 32” behind Lopez in the Youth Classification competition.
The 177.5km mountain stage from Colmenar Viejo to Becerril de la Sierra played out as anticipated, with the main GC contenders waiting until the last climb of the day to animate the race. A series of attacks from Lopez split the pack as they chased down the breakaway rider – and eventual stage winner - Sergio Higuita (EF Education First). Pogacar showed ......read more
Wrappup (Voicea) represented the UAE last year at The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) GSEA, which is hosted by Entrepreneurship Organisation (EO) on an annual basis
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th September 2019: The startup ecosystem in Middle East & North Africa continue to grow. 2018 was big and 2019 has turned out to be bigger with tech and tech-enabled companies in the region maturing rapidly.
In line with the same, Wrappup - a Dubai-based AI voice-to-text note-taking startup, which was acquired by Voicea last year, announced that Cisco, has acquired California-based Voicea. Wrappup (Voicea) represented the UAE last year at The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) GSEA, which is hosted by Entrepreneurship Organisation (EO) on an annual basis.
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 11, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar continued his unbelievable run of form at Stage 16 of this year’s Vuelta a Espana, by digging deep on the final climb of the day to help drop Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Valverde currently sits above Pogacar in second place in the General Classification with a lead that has now been reduced to 54 seconds.
The stage from Pravia to Alto de la Cubilla Lena featured three classified climbs and the action for the GC men was reserved for the last one. As the breakaway men contested the stage victory, which was eventually taken by Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), the GC riders eyed each other up on the 17.8km climb that led to another summit finish. With 4kms to go Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) attacked the group in an attempt ......read more
The annual festivities will take place at Arabian Center on 13th September
Dubai, September 10th 2019: Arabian Center will host the annual Onam – harvest festival of Kerala, celebrations for the sixth time at the mall on 13th September, Friday.
Expected to be brighter and bigger, the Onam festival will be marked with traditional art and cultural entertainment events including dances as Theyyam thira, Kathakali, Thiruvathirakali, Mohiniyattam and Singari melan.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Tim Jones, COO, Arabian Center said, “Onam has taken on such cultural significance that all different sections of people from Kerala now celebrate it. This year, Arabian Center will be lit up with festivities including extravagant decorations, as well as traditional song and dance.”
Onam is the largest ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 09, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi will be looking to replicate his 2017 win at the GP Montreal, as he leads a seven man squad to North America for a double bill of racing in the French Quarter of Canada. The team will take on both the 201.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec (13 September) and the 219.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal (15 September), two challenging WorldTour races that are played out on street circuits around the respective host cities.
The team will be guided by Sports Director Neil Stephens:
– Diego Ulissi (Ita)
– Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor)
– Rui Costa (Por)
– Daniel Martin (Ire)
– Rui Oliveira (Por)
– Jasper ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar moved another step closer to taking a podium finish at his first ever Grand Tour, after matching his main GC and Youth Classification rival, Miguel Angel Lopez (Team Astana), pedal stroke for pedal stroke during stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 09, 2019: It was a stage that saw the breakaway riders have their day, with Sepp Kuss (Jumbo Visma) crossing the line first after battling 154.4kms of mountainous terrain from Tieno to Santuario del Acebo. The race came to life for the GC contenders on the final climb of the day, with a select group of riders fracturing as the gradients got tougher. Pogacar rode the perfect race, letting Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) ride away with 7km to go as they went ......read more
Events will be held at Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji
Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2019: As part of Al Ain Cultural Programme, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is organising a series of cultural events and workshops at the Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji throughout the month of September.
Al Qattara Arts Centre will host several events, including "The Microphone Programme", offering a variety of exciting topics and subjects of interest to the community. On Thursday, 12 September, a session will be held under title “Your Inner Giant”, in which Life Skills Coach Shaima Al Jaberi will speak about the importance of having a purpose in life and unleashing one’s inner giant to progress in life.
This session will be moderated by the media ......read more
Huge wins for Felder, Makhachev, Blaydes and Ferreira at The Arena on Yas Island
History made as Calderwood and Moras claim wins in Abu Dhabi’s first UFC women’s bouts
Inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week ends with epic UFC 242 finale as UAE capital cements status as the “undisputed home of MMA in the Arab world.”
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sunday 8th September, 2019: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov underlined his standing as the division’s best-ever fighter with a dominant victory over interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 on Saturday night.
Held in front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 14,000 at The Arena, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, as part of the emirate’s week-long Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the Russian survived a Poirier ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 07, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar put on another display of sheer brilliance during stage 13 of La Vuelta, and in doing so took his second stage win in just five days. The unbelievable result also launched the 20-year-old star into third place in the overall classification and into the white ‘Youth Classification’ jersey.
The day didn’t start out well for the Emirati formation, with news that Fabio Aru would retire from La Vuelta after experiencing muscular damage in his leg that was worsening as the race went on. However, all that was forgotten as the stage reached the business end and a select group of 29 GC riders hit the bottom of Las Machucos – the seventh categorized climb of the afternoon. With 6.5km of constant climbing - ......read more
Newly merged club also unveiled inaugural Head Coach Josh Ives
Dubai, 04 September 2019: Dubai Knights Eagles the new premier rugby club, following this summer’s merger between Dubai Eagles and fellow club Arabian Knights, will be hosting an Open Day this Friday 6th September.
Dubai Knights Eagles club culture ensures everyone is welcome, whether they have experience in rugby or not, with registrations taking place at The Dome, in Dubai Sports City, ahead of the official start of the upcoming rugby season. There will be plenty of entertainment taking place, with rugby games planned and a selection of food and beverage stands on offer. All those visiting will have the chance to meet with members of the club and see the facilities first-hand.
Vijay Sajjanhar, Chief Financial Officer of Dubai ......read more
• The captivating 22-minute Arabic documentary ‘The Peace Visit’ captures the Pope’s first visit to the region in February 2019
• Premieres on September 5 at 8pm UAE Time/ 7pm KSA time
Abu Dhabi, September 4 2019: National Geographic Abu Dhabi, a partnership between National Geographic and Abu Dhabi Media, announced today its latest documentary titled ‘The Peace Visit’ highlighting Pope Francis’ three-day historic visit to Abu Dhabi in February 2019, as part of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance.
The documentary, which premieres on September 5, 2019, at 8pm UAE time and 7pm KSA time, serves as a journal of the Pope’s first-ever visit to the Gulf region. It chronicles the trip, over three parts, highlighting the extraordinary events and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 03, 2019: Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the 7th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament and this year, participants will have two new events to choose from – crossfit and an obstacle challenge.
Organised under the guidance of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the tournament is open to ladies from the government, semi-government and private sectors, and will be held from October 12 to 26.
Details about the registration process were revealed at a workshop organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council. Representatives from different government, semi-government and ......read more
The ‘futuristic’ entertainment destination offers a variety of fun activity packages with scratch and win vouchers for families across its centres in the UAE.
Dubai – September 3, 2019: Fabyland, a diversified and ‘futuristic’ family entertainment centre, has launched ‘Spin and Win’ campaign for families across its centres in the UAE. The campaign will run until September 15, 2019 at Fabyland outlets located at Deerfield’s Mall in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Festival City and Dragon Mart 2 in Dubai.
Fabyland is owned by Fun World International, a part of Saudi Arabia’s major business conglomerate Al-Othaim Holdings.
As part of the ‘Spin and Win’ campaign, families can participate in special fun activities with scratch and win vouchers up on purchase ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 02, 2019: 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar put in the ride of his life on stage 9 at the Vuelta a Espana today, to take the win for UAE Team Emirates in his first ever Grand Tour, during his first ever season on the World Tour.
Despite being the youngest rider in the race, Pogacar was able to outwit and outclimb some of the most experienced and decorated professional cyclists in the world, including World Champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) who came 4th, race favourite Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) who finished 3rd and the current Green Jersey, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) who finished 2nd.
Pogacar’s explosive attack in the final part of the race helped him jump up the GC standings to 5th place where he now sits just 1:42” behind Quintana who ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 01, 2019: Alexander Kristoff has won the second – and longest - stage of the Tour of Germany, a 202km route from Marburg to Göttingen. Second place went to Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), third Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck - Quick Step). The standings are the same in the general classification where the Norwegian now leads by 10 seconds.
Kristoff said: "I suffered all day. I fell back in the middle of the stage but then I managed to return to the group where, as the kilometers went by, I started to feel better. On the last ascent I lost contact again, but managed to get back on. In the sprint I felt really good. When Colbrelli jumped I was a bit boxed in, but then I managed to pass. He continued: "I haven’t won since Switzerland, ......read more
Defending champions defeat three-time winners Fohood Zabeel 2-1 in final
May 25, 2019: The seventh edition of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament – the biggest yet with more than 6,500 participants across 13 events – came to a close on Friday night with H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai International Marine Club, presenting Saudi Driving School with the winner’s trophy following the NAS Futsal Championship final.
Saudi Driving School, winners of the title as Emirates Driving Institute 12 months ago, defended their ......read more
Fohood Zabeel stage stunning rally to beat Dubai Police, meet Saudi Driving School in NAS Futsal final
May 23, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – With all their big guns firing on the night, MGM cruised to a comfortable eight wicket win over DHL in the final of the NAS Cricket T10 Championship.
Salim Qudoos was MGM’s big star of the night, taking two crucial wickets first to help restrict DHL to 127 for 4, and then coming back to blast a 13-ball 32 (3x4s, 2x6s) to take MGM across the line with 1.2 overs to spare.
The fine all-round performance earned him the Man of the Match award. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019: When WWE Super ShowDown returns to Jeddah, Dolph Ziggler aims to undo the legacy of Kofi Kingston in what is sure to be an explosive WWE Championship showdown.
The two-time World Champion made an unexpected return to the May 21 edition of SmackDown LIVE. Though Ziggler acknowledged that his initial plan was to leave the WWE Universe in his rearview, the recent notoriety that Kingston received for his Cinderella story and subsequent WrestleMania title victory over Daniel Bryan left The Showoff completely outraged.
Feeling that he ......read more
Three of the 10 finalists will receive du’s Business Complete solution to support in bringing their business idea to life
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019: Three innovative startups have been named winners of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition 4.0 hosted by Entrepreneur Middle East’s 2019 Enterprise Agility Forum and supported by du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC).
The competition is one of the programs by Dubai Startup Hub, the entrepreneurship support arm of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Open to startups with ......read more
German Zunica and Jose Juan Matea win NAS Padel Men’s Open crown
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019: Dubai Municipality defeated a resurgent Dubai Public Prosecution 59-53 to retain their NAS Wheelchair Basketball crown at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night.
The Municipality men, who defeated the same opponents 63-46 to win the title 12 months ago, seemed headed for another facile win as they entered the fourth quarter with a comfortable 52-38 lead. However, Dubai Public Prosecution, who had lost the final in the past three seasons, staged a ......read more
The tournament saw high engagement from the Emirati ladies community.
FBMA introduced three new ladies-only sports tournaments this year, which are Basketball, Handball, and Archery.
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 22 May 2019: Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) concluded its participation with Zayed Sports Tournament, last Friday, 17 May, where it offered engaging sports activities in the Holy Month of Ramadan. The tournament attracted ladies from all over the UAE, where they participated in sports contests, showed a high level of athletic skills, and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2019: National Geographic Abu Dhabi announced today a new short documentary film series focused on Sharjah’s biodiversity, in partnership with Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority.
Through the series, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, will take viewers on a journey around the Emirates’ unique and preserved areas under protected acts.
He will highlight major environmental conservation initiatives launched by the Emirate over the years under the leadership of His ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti will remain in the Pink Jersey at the Giro d’Italia, taking it into the first rest day.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019: Today’s stage, a 33.4km Individual Time Trial (ITT) saw Conti finish with a time of 55:26, in what were difficult conditions for all riders. The Italian finished “3:34 behind the stage winner, Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo Visma), who climbed to second place in the General Classification (GC) standings and closes the time gap to Conti, which now sits at ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi make brilliant start to double title defence as Al Qemzi takes second spot after spectacular challenge
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019: Shaun Torrente grabbed an impressive victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal today as Team Abu Dhabi made a perfect start to their double title defence in the F1H2O World Championship.
Reigning world drivers’ champion Torrente had to fight off a spectacular challenge from team-mate Thani Al Qemzi who finished in second place as the Team Abu Dhabi duo scored a brilliant one-two ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019: Twenty-year-old Tadej Pogačar has added his name to the history books at the Amgen Tour of California, becoming the youngest ever winner in the race’s history.
The UAE Team Emirates young-gun successfully defended the lead on the final stage from Santa Clarita to Pasadena to pick up his first ever UCI World Tour win. In the final General Classification (GC) standings, Pogačar led by 16 second to his nearest competitor.
It has been a remarkable debut campaign for the Slovenian, who already boasts a stage and GC win ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019: The UAE’s Saif Al Kaabi bagged the top honours in the men’s open category as the NAS Cycling Challenge kicked-off on Friday night with 650 participants taking part in seven different categories on the opening night of the two-day event.
Al Kabi completed the 77km race in a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes and 57 seconds to finish ahead of Emirati compatriots Jaber Al Mansoori (01:39:58), Mohammed Al Mansoori (01:40:02) and Omar Al Jasmi (01:40:03), and Yahiaa Khalifa (01:40:45) of Bahrain.
Twelve-year-old Omar Issa finished ......read more
The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat clinch Girls and Boys crowns
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019: The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A clinched the Men’s and Women’s titles at the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship, while The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat triumphed in the Juniors Girls and Junior Boys categories respectively.
The Big 3 defeated Ball Above All 19-11 in the Men’s final, while Sharjah Women Team A cruised to a 13-6 win over And One in the Women’s final. In the Junior Girls’ final, the Quattro Ballers proved too good for ......read more
Treats in store include a selection of the latest Arabic movies, popular Anime and Hollywood series
May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, welcomes Ramadan 2019 as it offers a selection of blockbuster Arabic movies, highly sought-after Anime titles while throwing into the mix some STARZ original series straight from Hollywood.
A host of the latest Arabic movies with an additional range of popular cartoon titles are set to be perfect for those looking to bring the cinema home for relaxed family ......read more
Facilities to support local and International film Industry with upgraded Equipment, Studio & Post Production Facilities
May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – Film and TV Production House and market leader, Icon Art Production (IAP) is aiming to invest 15 Million Dirhams in 2019 to Increase the inventory of Film/TV/Broadcasting Equipment’s following increase in demand for Local and International Production of Feature Films, TV Programs, Music Videos, TV Commercials, Events Productions, Studios & Post Production facility in Dubai, UAE.
Investment includes the expansion of ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria claimed second on a wet day at the Giro d’Italia.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019: The Colombian sprinter showed his competitive edge, ploughing forward in the closing kilometre to take up a good position on the wheel of one of his fellow riders at the front of the peloton.
The relentless rain provided difficult conditions for the peloton, and that undoubtedly played on the mind of the sprinters, who were all waiting for the right time to make their move. But with just 300 metres to go, Gaviria ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019: Cheered on by the packed stands, Dubai 2021 rallied from a set down to beat Surprise 3-1 and win a fourth NAS Volleyball Championship title for the franchise.
Winners of the title in 2015 and 2016, and also last year as F3, Dubai 2021 lost a close first set and were trailing 11-15 in the second, but fought back to level the scores at 21-21 and shifted gears from thereon, winning 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The winners bagged a cheque of AED600,000, while the runners-up took home ......read more
Drive aims to bring the joy of reading and learning to young refugees
Sharjah, May 15, 2019
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC), has launched the fifth edition of Kan Yama Kan (KYK) Book Donation Campaign. An affiliate of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), the book donation drive – designed to bring community together to practice the act of charitable giving in celebration of the spirit of the Holy Month – aims to offer young refugees worldwide better access to reading and learning materials.
This edition is in ......read more
Deadline to receive submissions is 1st of October
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 May 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has announced it is now accepting nominations for its 14th edition (the 2019-20 Awards).
The nomination process is open until October 2019, with the call for submissions following the Award’s Presentation Ceremony, held at Louvre Abu Dhabi, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi shone on Stage four of the Giro as late crashes impacted the peloton.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 15, 2019: It was another drama-filled day, as once again late crashes changed the dynamic of the race coming into the closing stages. With the peloton approaching the 12km to go mark, the first crash took down a handful of riders. Luckily, none of UAE Team Emirates’ stage hopefuls were impacted, but it was the second larger crash 6.1km from the finish that blocked the road and caused the bulk of riders to come to a ......read more
Veera Pandian steers Titans CC into the quarterfinals of NAS Cricket
May 15, 2019 – Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Al Shatti won a gold and a bronze in the NAS Fencing Championship, while Egypt’s Alaaeldin Abouelkassem – the first Arab and African fencer to win a medal at the Olympics when he returned home with a men’s foil silver from the 2012 London Games – had to settle for a silver in the foil final after losing to Dutchman Daniel Giacon.
Al Shatti, who participated at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games under the Olympic flag due to Kuwait’s suspension, ......read more
Riders will compete for world titles in ten age-group categories as ADIMSC opens wakeboard academy
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May, 2019: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF) Executive Board has approved the bid for the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi.
The event will be organised by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) from 19th to 23rd November 2019.
Riders will compete for IWWF World titles in ten age-group categories for both men and women (14 & Under, 18 & Under, 30 & Over, 40 & Over and ......read more
Leading Middle East SVOD entertainment platform and powerhouse regional electronic retailer have joined forces to offer unrivalled content to DG Member Programme
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; May 14, 2019: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in the MENA region, has entered into a strategic alliance with Sharaf DG, one of the region’s most successful electronic retailers, to offer a free annual subscription to DG Member Programme members.
The DG Member Programme is an annual subscription that comes with a renewable one-year validity and offers ......read more
14 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In its first week dedicated to the participation of the Middle East and Asia, the World in Ramadan hosted a diverse group of artists, poets and craftsmen who presented outstanding and different performances in order to highlight the cultures and customs of the people and highlight the practices in order to highlight their practices during the holy month of Ramadan. The World in Ramadan is an event under Ramadan Dubai, a project organized by the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department which carries the theme” Ramadan Dubai ......read more
May 13, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE – Surprise will meet Dubai 2021 in the final of the NAS Volleyball Championships, both going through after prevailing in thrilling five-setters in the semi-finals.
Surprise, the 2017 champions, fought back from 1-2 down to defeat Bin Thani 16-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 15-8, with Moroccan professional Mohammed Al Hachdadi topping the points chart for them with 29 points, while Cuban pro Bisset Yordan scored 18. Across the net, Algerian pro Mohammed Sheikhi was in great form for Bin Thani, scoring 27 points.
In the second semi-final, Dubai 2021, one half of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 13, 2019: His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and owner of Manchester City, following the club’s second successive English Premier League title and the fourth overall since his purchase of the club in 2008.
“Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Manchester City have become the number one club in England and one of the foremost in Europe, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019: UAE Team Emirates kicked off their pursuit of Giro d’Italia glory, with Italian Diego Ulissi coming in 17th during today’s opening stage.
The 8km Individual Time Trial (ITT) saw riders set off an a flat route before taking on a tough 2km ascent to the finish, where Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win.
Commenting on his finish, Ulissi said: “I felt really good out there and put in a solid ride. I preferred to push hard in the first part because I knew that on the climb I ......read more
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: First Five Cities Revealed for New Call of Duty Esports League
12 May 19: Following the blueprint established and validated with the Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard has started the team sales process for a professional Call of Duty esports league and has already sold five franchises for Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto.
The first five teams are:
• Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Esports Ventures, a joint venture owned by Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc. dedicated to bringing esports ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019: Whilst some of UAE Team Emirates’ riders have launched their challenge at the first Grand Tour of the season – the Giro d’Italia – another team will be competing for silverware in the Sunshine State, as they compete at the Amgen Tour of California (12-18 May).
With an average age of just 26-years-old, the team will be led by youngster, Tadej Pogacar who will be the team’s main protagonist in pursuit of the General Classification (GC).
The Slovenian has been in good form for UAE Team ......read more
Reigning world freestyle champion Al Mulla stays on course for seventh straight Grand Prix triumph
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 May, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer produced a sparkling performance in the Grand Prix of Portugal to present himself as a serious title challenger in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
The Emirati hit the front from the start of the weekend’s first of two GP1 motos and led the race for 14 of its 15 laps in Portimao, opening up a gap of 14 seconds from world champion, Jeremy Perez.
While Perez eventually fought back to take ......read more
10-year-old Sheikha Al Najjar takes part for the second year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019: Moroccan Anouar El Ghouz and Betlhem Belayneh of Ethiopia won the men’s and women’s title respectively in the 10km professional category of the NAS Running Challenge, which saw more than 1,600 runners of different age and nationalities take part.
El Ghouz, who works for Dubai Police, topped the charts in the men’s professional category of the 10km race with a time of 30:54, finishing ahead of Ahmed Tamri (31:00) and Samir Jouaher (31:43). Belayneh was ......read more
Young kart racer from Oman wins five rounds in a row
Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: Omani kart sensation Shonal Kunimal won the fifth and final round of the Dubai Bambino Cup on Saturday (11 May) at Dubai Kartdrome to finish a perfect season and claim the 2018-2019 championship over Anthony Joe Khalil by 31 points.
Since October of 2018 Kunimal has withstood challenge after challenge, but following five rounds he remained undefeated to the last to take his first Bambino Cup crown. On Saturday Kunimal won three out of four time-trials to secure the final round.
2018-2019 ......read more
Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding makes its NAS Sports Tournament debut
May 11, 2019 - DUBAI – Surprise have booked their place in the semi-final of the NAS Volleyball Championship following an engrossing 3-1 win over defending champions Dubai 2020 on Friday night at a packed Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex.
The 2017 champions will now meet Bin Thani in the first of the two semi-finals on Sunday night, while Dubai 2021, the toppers in Group B, will take on Fohood Zabeel in the second match.
With Fohood Zabeel having already clinched one of the two qualifying spots from Group A, ......read more
from Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald and Emmy-winning producer John Battsek
The film which will air in the Middle East at the same time as globally promises exclusive access and never-before-seen footage from the dramatic 2018 rescue of a youth soccer team trapped in flooding cave in Northern Thailand
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 09, 2019: Fresh from the success of its Academy-Award winning Free Solo film, National Geographic announced its newest documentary, this time on the extraordinary Thai Cave Rescue – a story that gripped the Middle East ......read more
Hamza and Farooq lead Abu Dhabi Tigers to stunning win on opening night of NAS Cricket at Wombats Cricket Ground
May 08, 2019 - DUBAI - HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee, graced the opening the ceremony of the 7th Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and HE Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, were also present at the opening ceremony, which was based on the theme “Inspiring ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 08, 2019: UAE Team Emirates will be hunting stage victories at the Giro d’Italia as Colombian sprinter, Fernando Gaviria tops the line-up of riders looking for success at the opening Grand Tour of the season.
Despite only one previous appearance at Italy’s most famous stage race, Gaviria has four stage wins under his belt – all picked up in his debut Giro in 2017. It was a race to remember for the youngster, who went on to pick up the Maglia Ciclamino (Points jersey). He will be hopeful of a repeat performance ......read more
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May 07, 2019: Some parents are looking for product options with plant-based ingredients and don’t want to sacrifice performance. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers that are crafted with Premium cotton, other plant-based and thoughtfully selected materials called Pampers Pure with adorable prints and Pampers protection parents around the world know and trust.
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Sky News Arabia marks Ramadan with exclusive content across TV, digital and radio
Special segments to cover lifestyle, culture and history topics
Exclusive events with celebrity guests to be held at Sky News Arabia HQ
Abu Dhabi, Monday 6 May 2019: Sky News Arabia has announced a special series of events and line-up of programs across all of its TV, radio and digital platforms during the Holy Month of Ramadan
More culture, heritage and history topics will feature across the channel along with the launch of a new live morning show on Sky News Arabia ......read more
May 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa kept the team’s fine run of form going as he climbed onto the second step of the podium at the Tour de Romandie on Sunday afternoon. It is Costa’s fourth podium at the race, following third place finishes in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The Portuguese rider, who is a former World Champion, attempted to close the time gap in the final stage – a 16.85 individual time trial (ITT), but finished in seventh place, 49” behind the eventual overall winner, Pimoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).
Roglic and Costa were ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019: Charity, faith, wellness, food and entertainment. People from around the world have already started flocking to Twitter to engage in the public Ramadan conversation. Today, Twitter is sharing what it has lined up for its users this Ramadan and is taking a look into the conversations in the lead up to the holy month.
Twitter has launched three new emojis in seven languages (English, Arabic, Bahasa, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi and Bengali) to help bring the Ramadan spirit to users’ conversations. The ......read more
05 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, Instagram is launching its first ever Ramadan campaign – #MonthOfGood – calling on the global community to celebrate and share kindness on its platform. To coincide with the campaign, Instagram is also launching its first ever Ramadan camera effect “Lantern”, to encourage members of the Instagram community to share their Ramadan celebrations and acts of kindness in a fun and creative way.
An act of kindness can be something as simple as posting positive comments on friends’ or ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019: The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) partnered with the North Macedonia Free Zones Authority to hold the first European Free Zones Summit in Skopje, North Macedonia between May 2nd and May 4th, 2019 to bring together over 350 high ranking officials to discuss shared challenges, best practices and new collaborations amongst free zones of the region and beyond.
On May 3rd, 2019 at the summit, agreements were signed between the World FZO and nine partners, marking the launch of a National Contact Point program.
Dr. Mohammed Al ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019: The UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy continues to inspire future cycling champions, with hundreds turning out at Yas Marina Circuit to celebrate the success of the team’s latest cycling initiative.
Over 120 youngsters took part in the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy Open Day, with time trial races, skills challenges and introduction to cycling sessions on offer to children of all ages.
Those taking to the track to record their best times were pitted against UAE National Champion, Yousif Mirza, with ......read more
The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Speedmaster 38mm
May 5th 2019, Dubai, UAE: Following three days of enthralling and exciting golf, the first-ever OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic has concluded in victory for Nuria Iturrios from Spain. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 stroke lead on the renowned Faldo course at Emirates Golf Club.
The victory earns Nuria Iturrios a trophy, winner’s cheque and a brand new OMEGA Speedmaster 38mm. This special timepiece features a stainless steel and 18K Sedna™ ......read more
Dubai, UAE - May 04, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff secured another podium finish at Eschborn-Frankfurt, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be a fifth successive victory for the sprinter.
A breakaway ruled the early hours of the race, but were eventually caught by the ferocious pace of the chasing group in the final kilometres. Approaching the closing meters, Kristoff began his sprint, but with 200m to go he bumped against Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe); the collision forced the Norwegian to reset and move towards the centre of the road.
He ......read more
Abu Dhabi LOC hosts representatives from the LOCs for Sweden 2021 and Berlin 2023 alongside Special Olympics International to share knowledge and learnings
Abu Dhabi, 2nd May 2019: The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is conducting meetings with key officials from Special Olympics International, Berlin and Sweden this week to help ensure the next World Games are a huge success, building on the legacy of the largest and most unified Games in the 50-year history of Special Olympics, which took place in Abu Dhabi this ......read more
Fostering disruptive innovations from young minds throughout the region
Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019: Dubai Electronic Security Center recently organized in partnership with Comae Technologies a conference technically titled as (OPCDE) which hosted more than 200 delegates. The technical cyber security conference (OPCDE) gathered security researchers, professionals and cyber security specialists, as part of its determined push to curb incidents of cyber security threats.
The OPCDE conference featured world-renowned speakers who shared insights on the latest research, threats, and ......read more
The winners received an all-expense paid photo-tour in Iceland to rewrite the rules of smartphone photography with HUAWEI P30 Pro
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 1, 2019 - Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) alongside the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), one of the world’s most renowned photography associations, is proud to announce the four grand prize winners after a two-month Instagram competition garnering entries from over 10 countries including UAE, KSA, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait among others.
With the ......read more
Enjoy a range of Pokemon collectable action figures and plush toys from the soon to be released Detective Pikachu movie
Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019: Are you ready for the exciting new movie release from children’s cult favourite, Pokemon? The movie is set to feature a whole host of cute and mystical Pokemon creatures with Ryan Reynolds starring as the voice of the leading character Pikachu, and Justice Smith co-starring as Pikachu’s human partner.
In both the movie and the games, Pokemon live alongside humans and are a common sight taking to the city streets and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 30 April 2019: Ramadan is an important time of the year for billions of people around the world who come together to spend quality time with family. Bringing the world closer together, Facebook’s online community continues to grow with its user base reaching 183M in the MENA region – 86 percent of whom celebrate Ramadan. This surge in consumption provides communities and businesses an opportunity to engage more meaningfully with their audiences.
Home to locally-relevant and data driven insights, as well as inspiring community stories during Ramadan, ......read more
Dubai, 30 April 2019: Break your fast at a unique venue this Ramadan with Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, which will come alive with family-friendly activities and sumptuous Iftar buffets at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Dubai.
The destination will be open all through the Holy Month with special hours and will bring together families and friends in a wonderful ambience, with favourite movie characters, fun activities, lavish food and much more.
At LEGOLAND® ......read more