Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: There were upsets and thrilling battles on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as former champion Agnieszka Radwanska failed to reach the second round as she fell 7-5 6-4 to Daria Kasatkina, and Johanna Konta made tournament history.
Radwanska won the title in 2012 but last year she suffered a number of injury and illness setbacks and has struggled to regain her place in the top 10. Although she offered stubborn resistance in the first set she failed to find a way back in the second.
"I know it's going to be difficult," said the former world number two who is now ranked outside the top 30. "We can see a lot of good players playing a really high level. It's not about one or two tournaments to come back. Maybe if you win the Grand Slam, you ......read more
The electronics giant ran a consumer competition on their Facebook page
Dubai, February 19, 2018: Nikai Electronics, a part of the Nikai Group of companies, has concluded its search for best legacy recipes on its popular social media platforms recently. The campaign, which received an overwhelming response from various nationalities across the GCC, was held to draw in the best recipes passed down through generations.
Speaking about the competition and engaging target consumers online, Mr. Karthik Moorthy, Vice President, Nikai Group of Companies, said, “Our social media team developed the idea of sharing the best recipes that have been passed down by mothers to our followers. This was intended to target the women between the age group 25-40 and engage them with their culinary skills. The campaign helped us ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018: Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, promises an action-packed week filled with entertainment options for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the Chinese New Year celebrations and for all movie enthusiast, there’s no place better than Roxy, the city’s only boutique cinema experience to catch all the Oscar nominated films.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Brief: Boxpark will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a series of performances, bound to transport guests to an oriental wonderland. With Chinese lanterns decorating the destinations, Chinese dragon dances, Chinese Folk Dances, Kung Fu Show, Han & Tang dance, Qipao Show and Face Changing performances.
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Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018: Alexander Kristoff recorded his first victory of the 2018 season and his first in UAE Team Emirates’ colours as the European Champion took home the final stage on the Tour of Oman, adding to his two previous victories on this stage in 2016 and 2017.
The Norwegian produced a thrilling display in the final sprint finish to take home the win ahead of his nearest rivals, Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Cycling Club), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana).
A five-man breakaway dominated the day’s riding, but an assured team performance gave UAE Team Emirates the edge, unleashing Kristoff in the sprint to take home a well-deserved win.
Commenting on his first ever UAE Team Emirates podium finish, Alexander Kristoff said; ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa will return to the UAE this week as the former World Champion attempts to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Tour (21-25 February) alongside a first-class rider line up. Competing alongside the Portuguese legend will be Italian Champion Fabio Aru, who makes his team debut and reigning European Champion Alexander Kristoff, who returns to the UAE following his top 10 performance at the Dubai Tour.
The three superstars will be supported in their quest for the General Classification title by Italian trio Roberto Ferrari, Manuele Mori and Diego Ulissi and Kristoff’s fellow Norwegian, Sven Erik Bystrøm. Guiding the team will be the experienced Sports Director duo, Matxin Joxean Fernández and Marco Marzano, both of whom led team at the ......read more
Discover an awesome celebration filled with festivities that welcome the Year of the Dog from 15-24 February
Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2018 – LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is gearing up to welcome Lunar New Year with a host of festive round-the-clock activities for the whole family.
From 15-24 February 2018, families visiting LEGOLAND Dubai will experience an authentic Lunar New Year Celebration with a Wishing Wall, a fun interactive Chinese New Year Trivia Wall, and an exciting four-meter-long mosaic building experience which will be made up of over 96,000 LEGO bricks.
One of the most time-honoured traditions during Chinese New Year is the custom of writing wishes for the year and placing them on ......read more
February 14 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: US Open finalist Madison Keys has already made a massive impression on the sport elsewhere, and now she is primed and ready to add the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her lengthening list of accomplishments.
She became one of the youngest players to win a match on the WTA Tour, at the age of 14 years and 48 days, and was the first American woman to debut in the top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999, entering at 10 in June 2016 before rising to seven later in the year, becoming the best player to emerge from the United States in nearly two decades. This has resulted in some expert observers believing that she could one day be the best player in the world.
Keys suffered a major career setback in 2017 when she had to undergo two rounds of wrist surgery, but she rebounded ......read more
Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah
Over 5,000 falcons registered in the take-off area in two championships in Dubai this season
Farms in Russia, Kazakhstan, England, Scotland and Germany breeding special falcons to meet demand in the UAE and GCC
DUBAI, 13th February 2018: The Emirati heritage sport of falconry has not only realized the strategic vision of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive the intangible culture of the UAE but also attracted global interest from falconers thanks to the successful organization of two major Fazza Falconry Championships in Dubai.
As the curtain is set to come down on another highly successful falconry season with the ‘Noukhba’ or Super Finals of the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the ......read more
The competition encourages innovation and academic research in the field of cyber security in the UAE and globally
The award embodies the essence of the Year of Zayed’s vision and UAE Month of Innovation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 February 2018: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) today announced that the call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. The competition has been designed to encourage academic study and research excellence in the field of cyber security, by asking research students to develop ideas and solutions for the current and future challenges of cyber security.
The DESC initiative for the competition highlights Dubai Cyber Security Strategy ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza scooped gold at the Asian Cycling Championships in Myanmar, adding to the two silver medals he picked up at the competition in 2015 and 2017, as part of the UAE National Team. Mirza, the first professional Emirati cyclist to ride on the UCI World Tour and compete at the Olympic Games, beat his opposition in the narrow sprint finish to take home the gold medal and write his name into the history books.
The Emirati, who recently took part in the Dubai Tour, commented: “I'm so happy and proud to have won this race. I've worked hard in the pursuit of this victory for the past 10 years. With the support of my UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, I'm trying to help shape the UAE cycling movement and this victory is very ......read more
ADNOC students beat out four other teams to take top spot in Abu Dhabi carrier’s innovation challenge
Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 12, 2018: A team of five students from ADNOC Schools reached first place in Etihad Airways’ Artificial Intelligence Competition, held in Abu Dhabi. With five teams and over 40 students participating, the competition challenged the children to develop a service or solution that harnesses the power of AI technology in order to solve a problem or create a new capability within the aviation or air transport sectors. The competition, held by Etihad and enabled by IBM technology, was held as part of the UAE’s Innovation Month.
The competition took place in several phases. The students were first required to familiarize themselves with IBM’s Digital ......read more
February 12 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Wimbledon champion and former world number one Garbiñe Muguruza will be hungry for success when she begins her bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy next week.
The Spaniard enjoyed a fantastic 2017, winning at the All England Club to add a second Grand Slam crown to the one she earned in Paris a year earlier. By beating Serena Williams to win the 2016 French Open and then Venus to win Wimbledon, she became the first player to defeat both Williams’ sisters in Grand Slam singles finals. Last season she also won the Cincinnati title with victory over world number one Karolina Pliskova in the semis and number two Simona Halep in the final, and after the US Open she claimed the number one ranking herself.
Her trip to Australia though was not as successful, as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff finished ninth in the General Classification (GC) of the Dubai Tour, after yet another strong ride with fantastic support from his new team mates. The European Champion went into today’s final stage with the hope of scooping a podium position, but suffered another spate of bad luck after being caught up behind a crash in the final kilometre of the race.
However, Kristoff – who will continue his season at next week’s Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour – was superbly led through the race by the attacking Arab duo of Anass Ait El Abdia and UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza. Mirza, who attempted an early break away, dropped back into the peloton and worked tactically with his team-mates to set the pace and control the ......read more
Over 40 submissions selected by the Authority’s judging panel
SIKKA Art Fair is a flagship event of Dubai Art season, the Emirate’s annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 February 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its line-up of artists for the eighth edition of the SIKKA Art Fair 2018. Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, SIKKA will take place from 17th to 26th March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.
The judging panel assessed a record number of over 200 submissions to select the 45 final artworks for SIKKA ......read more
Dubai’s most exciting drama camp for children & teens
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018: From monsters and spaceships to pinball and bowling to best friends and prom… throw some crazy 80s music in there and what do you have? A unique drama camp based on the HIT NETFLIX TV SHOW ‘STRANGER THINGS’! Are your kids ready to venture to the UPSIDE DOWN…?
At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment 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 themed with spooky happenings, monsters and retro mania! Plus, they ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff showed why the team were desperate to secure his services for this season, as the rider once again featured in the top five during stage four on the Dubai Tour. Kristoff, the reigning European Champion battled against the attacking peloton as they frantically tried to reign in the sole break away rider in the final kilometres. Coming into the final 300 metres, the drawn out, blue-jersey bunch, tackled a steep ascent with Kristoff driving forward to cross the line narrowly missing out on a third place podium finish.
The race had seen an early attack test the resilience of the peloton for over 100km and it looked like one of the breakaway riders could secure a victory, in what would have been a first for the Dubai Tour. But with just 25 ......read more
The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery takes flight with French photographer Manolo Chrétien and his powerful aeronautical artwork.
Dubai, UAE – 10 February, 2018: Acclaimed artist and photographer Manolo Chrétien unearths his deeply rooted passion for aviation in the Nose Art exhibition at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, debuting in February 2018. In a powerful yet playful approach, Chrétien captures the essence of famed aircraft nose-to-face as it were. From a luxe 1960s Learjet to the supersonic Concorde jetliner and military vessels like the Dassault Rafale, his images offer a dynamic and unusual dead-on visual perspective. This is further accentuated by the circular cut-out format, which follows the shape of the aircraft’s fuselage.
“Nose Art is the natural outcome of ten years’ ......read more
February 8, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: With a spectacular line-up which includes seven of the world’s top ten female players, the excitement is building for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which gets underway in just over a week’s time at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud.
One of the best fields to be seen outside of a Grand Slam will be in action from 19th to 24th February during the WTA Tournament, and for only 55dhs per day for Days 1-3, fans will see a line-up which boasts five former world number ones and four players who between them have won an incredible eleven Grand Slams. The stellar line-up of former world number ones includes reigning Wimbledon champion and former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, Australian Open runner-up Simona ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: UAE Team Emirates capped off stage three of the Dubai Tour with another hard fought performance, which culminated in Alexander Kristoff securing a top 10 finish following a bunched sprint to the line. Ahead of the race, the reigning European Champion joined team-mates; Yousif Mirza, the UAE National Champion, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono in meeting and signing autographs with students from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai, as part of the team’s commitment to promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the next generation of UAE cyclists to get on two-wheels.
Reflecting on the day’s events, Yousif Mirza commented; “It was great to meet the young cycling enthusiasts this ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: In celebration of its role as Official Timekeeper of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has proudly opened its ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ inside the Lotte World Mall in Seoul, South Korea. The launch event included many guests of honour including Alain Zobrist, CEO of OMEGA Timing; Julia Choi, CEO of Swatch Group Korea; OMEGA friend and Olympic Games athlete Yuna Kim; and Hyunchul Park, the Director of Lotte Property & Development.
The ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ displays 86 years of the brand’s timekeeping history, which extends through 28 Olympic Games since 1932. The showcase takes guests through a race-themed tunnel, featuring “Start”, “In-Race” and “Finish Line” sections, showing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: Ahead of the third stage of the Dubai Tour 2018, children from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai were invited to meet UAE Team Emirates at the Dubai Tour fan village.
Riders including the reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff, UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono signed autographs and spoke to the excited students, as part of the team’s commitment to promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the next generation of UAE cyclists to get on two-wheels.
Commenting on meeting his heroes, Shuann Naqtani, a 17-year old who attends Dubai College said; “It was so cool to meet some of the best cyclists in the world - a real treat! I’m a huge fan of ......read more
Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah
16-year-old Emirati Khalifa Al Falasi competes in the General Public category
DUBAI, 7th February 2018: Dubai-based British falconer Harry Ian Garland has embraced the Emirati heritage sport of falconry with the same passion and pride as people in the Gulf after participating in the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) at the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (exit 55) in Dubai on Tuesday 6th February.
The 22-year-old from Birmingham, England acquired celebrity status back home in the United Kingdom and across Europe after making an impressive debut in the Fazza Championship for ......read more
February 6, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Schools across Dubai have been getting into the swing of things in the lead up to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, with over a thousand children from ten schools participating in the Partner Schools Programme.
Schools across the emirate have been invited to participate in the programme, which was developed to create a legacy from the Championships by providing children with the opportunity to try tennis, and to get involved with the event through academic and sporting activities and participation in the always popular J.P. Morgan Kids’ Days.
Partner Schools are being visited in the weeks leading up to the tournament with the students participating in a tennis taster clinic with teachers and coaches, playing the Championships tennis inflatable game, meeting the mascots Ace and ......read more
Dubai, 6 February 2018: DIFF365@VOX powered by du presents audiences ‘Cactus Flower’ from award winning Egyptian director Hala Elkoussy at VOX Cinemas (cinema 9), Mall of the Emirates from 8 February – 21 February, 2018. ‘Cactus Flower’ is the story of three strangers who come together after a banal catastrophe leaves them homeless in Cairo, a city on the verge.
‘Cactus Flower’, supported by the Dubai Film Market’s post-production and production support programme Enjaaz, received rave reviews from audiences and critics at DIFF’s 14th edition in December with Menha El Batroui taking home Best Actress at the Festival’s prestigious Muhr Awards in the Feature category for her outstanding performance.
The film follows the journey and personal struggles of ......read more
Sharjah – February 5, 2018: Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, the Department of Family Development Centres (FDC), one of the institutions of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs, announced the 16th edition of the Annual Family Forum.
Conceptualized under the theme “By Morality, Nations are Built”, the Annual Family Forum will be held on February 13, 14 and 15 at the FDC headquarters in Sharjah city and its branches in Dhaid and Korfakha, respectively.
The Annual Family Forum will focus on strengthening the department’s reputation and its positive ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; December 13, 2017 – Masdar Park at Masdar City has reopened with even more family attractions, further enhancing the city’s image as a popular community destination.
The expanded park, now double in size at 2,500 square metres, includes more F&B outlets, a children’s playground, music wall, sports facilities and design installations themed on sustainability.
Open daily from 09:00-22:00, Masdar Park is also hosting music, games and other community activities on weekends until The Festival at ......read more
Gideon/Sukamuljo and Chen Qingchen take top honours
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017: Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and China’s Chen Qingchen walked away with the Player of the Year honours in the male and female category respectively at the Players’ Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai last night.
The Indonesians, winners of six World Superseries titles this year, won the vote of the Awards Commission ahead of three other nominees – Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, India’s Kidambi Srikanth and China’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2017: We are opening entries for all talented photographers from across the region to participate in Splash competition for choosing 12 images for Splash 2018 calendar.
Splash will select 12 winners , 12 images , each winner will get 3000$ and his selected image will be in Splash 2018 calendar
Splash invites you to add your name to fashion's illustrious hall of fame.
Shoot and submit your best Fashion Portrait on the concept 'In Love With Fashion' for a once in a lifetime chance to feature as the winning photo in the Splash ......read more
Dubai, December 12, 2017: UAE-based Russian teen actor and singer-songwriter Polina Butorina released her debut album, titled ‘Ocean of Emotions’, in Dubai. The anthology of 10 original English songs are written and sung by the 15-year-old student of Raffles International School Dubai.
The album was launched simultaneously with the premiere of the recent Hollywood motion picture ‘Maximum Impact’, in which Polina played a main role. The album’s three tracks – ‘Higher Than the Sky’, ‘I Want to Be Free’ and ‘Like ......read more
Dubai, 11 December 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the opening of the registration in Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018.
The first in the series: Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah (lures) will kick-start on the 2nd until the 15 of January 2018. The following falconry tournament: Fakhr Al Ajyal will take place from the 1st till the 15th of February 2018. Contestants willing to participate this season can register by going directly to the F3 parking area at Global Village in Dubai.
This year, the qualification system ......read more
Mohamed Ismail Laouti’s The Syrians nominated to progress to the next round of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Dubai, 11th December, 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival, renowned for its ongoing support of local and international cinema, and its commitment to recognising and rewarding incredible filmmaking talent, presents the Robert Bosch Stiftung – the latest initiative to grace the Festival’s 14th edition.
Each year the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for international cooperation to teams of upcoming German and ......read more
Rob Reiner, Sverrir Gudnason, Ser’Darius Blain and Madison Iseman grace the Madinat red carpets
Madinat Souk abuzz during Q&A with Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin
Dubai, 10 December 2017: Saturday at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) showcased works of adventure and action, beginning with the political drama ‘Shock and Awe’ from Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, producer and director Rob Reiner, at the Madinat Arena. The afternoon gala followed, bringing with it family fun as castmates Ser’Darius Blain and Madison ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 9, 2017: Academy Award winner, Hollywood actress and IWC Schaffhausen Ambassador Cate Blanchett presented the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award to Haifaa Al Mansour from Saudi Arabia for her project, “Miss Camel”. The award ceremony was held at the IWC “For the Love of Cinema” gala event in the One&Only Royal Mirage’s Arabian Court during the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The winner received a grant of USD 100,000 for her project and an IWC Da Vinci Automatic 36 with a blue dial (Ref. IW458312) from the Swiss ......read more
Legend of stage and screen Sir Patrick Stewart thrilled fans with ‘In Conversation’ at Souk Madinat
Red carpets featured tales from the across the globe, from the Australian outback and the Arabian Gulf to post-war England and Soviet Russia
Luis Fonsi raised the roof with his hits at the Global Gift Gala
Dubai, 9 December 2017: December 8th saw cinema take over the city once again with another day of red carpets and storytelling adventures at DIFF. A triple-bill of screenings at the Madinat Arena opened with the Children’s Gala ‘Ferdinand’, ......read more
Empire will distribute Synergy Films’ lineup exclusively in the Middle-East.
The lineup includes a minimum of 9 movies to be released in 2018 with an ultimate goal of 1 Million admissions
Synergy Films will be the sole acquisition agent of Empire International for Egyptian films.
Dubai, December 7th, 2017: Empire International and Synergy Films have today announced a new partnership agreement under which Empire will be the sole distributor of Synergy Films’ lineup of movies in the Middle-East, while Synergy will be the sole acquisition agent of Empire ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017: With the busy festive and new year period just around the corner, it’s an exciting time for the whole family. It can be lovely to experience the season through the eyes of your child, but all the excitement and changes of routine can lead to many little ones – who used to sleep perfectly through the night – regressing in their sleep habits and an army of tired parents reaching for the coffee. Or perhaps you are a parent whose little love has never slept soundly through the night and you are determined to make 2018 the year of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017: To celebrate the end of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Nissan surprised football fans on their way to a match by challenging them to put their playing skills and knowledge of Europe’s biggest club competition to the test.
Teaming up with former stars and UCL legends Marcel Desailly and Mario Basler, Nissan took to the streets of London and Munich to find fans who would have what it takes to not only answer a series of tough questions on the history of the UEFA Champions League but also test their football skills against Nissan’s ......read more
Sir Patrick Stewart, Cate Blanchett, Wahid Hamid, Irrfan Khan, Hend Sabri and Sonam Kapoor, amongst the stars who walked the DIFF Opening Carpet Youssra, Mona Wassef, Aida Riad, Abdel Rahman Abu Zahra, Safeya Al Omary, Ahmed Helmy, Ahmad Ezz, Menna Shalaby, Olga Kurylenko, Claes Bang, Vanessa Williams also in attendance, shining a spotlight on global cinema
Dubai, 7 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival opened its doors with a star-studded Opening Gala at the Madinat Jumeirah on December 6th. Local, regional and international talent graced the red ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017: The 2017-2018 Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club season moves into top gear when the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club hosts the prestigious 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International this month.
Officially presented by Maserati – Premier Motors, the tournament starts on Sunday, December 10 and culminates in the grand final on Friday, December 22.
The Emirates Open is widely regarded as one of the region’s most important polo events as it attracts some of the world’s top professional players.
Five leading teams will compete in ......read more
Three of the Maldives luxury resorts Amilla Fushi, Huvafen Fushi and Finolu offering blissful vacations
Favorite brand to the stars, Issa with House of Fraser to debut its latest collection
Fine Jewellery Label INTISARS Debuts on the Red Carpet
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017: As Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) gears up to celebrate its 14th edition (6-13 December),the team at the DIFF VIP lounge are busy once again preparing to welcome the celebrity guests in their usual luxurious style. Back for its sixth year, the lounge has brought on board luxury wine and spirits ......read more
14th Festival will welcome incredible lineup of films and stars with 140 works screened over eight days
Dubai Film Market brings exceptional opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking with 28 industry talks, panel discussions, masterclasses and events
Tickets on sale now at www.diff.ae, VOX at Mall of the Emirates, Madinat Theatre and Madinat Arena
Four awards will be presented on opening night to Wahid Hamed, Sir Patrick Stewart, Irrfan Khan and Cate Blanchett
Dubai, 05 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: With a view to propagate the message of peace to the world, The Islamic Art Forum in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Art Hub opened their “Verses of Peace” Exhibition showcasing works of well known artists around the globe including the work of Syrian artist Aksam Talla and Salvatore Savoca from Italy, Mohammad Althagafi from Saudi Arabia.
At the opening night, the gallery displayed works closely interlinked to the world of Islam, Islamic Art and its forms. Some of the devoured pieces at the exhibition include replicas of:
The Lock and Key of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: Following a successful debut last year, the Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics - DuGym Cup is back, promising a bigger and better show this weekend.
Organised by DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics, UAE’s first club of its sort, and supported by the Dubai Sports Council, the second edition of the tournament, which had attracted 285 gymnasts from 21 countries last year, will be held at the Al Manara Sports Hall in Jumeirah from December 7-9.
The DuGym Cup 2017 is set to raise the benchmark further this weekend with more than 450 participants, aged 5 ......read more
Dubai, 04 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Quantum Global are the latest sponsor to join the roster of benefactors at the Festival’s 14th edition. Quantum Global partner with DIFF to sponsor the Muhr Awards – now entering its twelfth year of competition – a showcase that honours the best of cinema from the United Arab Emirates and the Arab World. The Muhr competition will run throughout the DIFF which takes place from 6-13 December, 2017, and will feature a wide variety of films across Muhr Feature, Muhr Shorts, Muhr Gulf ......read more
Dubai, 04 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival welcomes one of India’s most prominent and celebrated actors ever, Irrfan Khan, to receive the DIFF Honorary Award in commendation of his contributions to film throughout an illustrious and imperious career that began over 30 years ago. With his name emblazoned on the world stage Irrfan Khan, the former Muhr AsiaAfrica Award winner for ‘Best Actor – Feature’ for the Lunchbox in 2008, returns to DIFF to have his undeniable talents celebrated once more when he is presented with the DIFF Honorary Award ......read more
‘Belad Alkhair’ sings about the love of the homeland
Dubai, 4 December 2017: Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park, commenced on Friday the celebrations for the 46th National Day of the UAE with the epic performance of "Belad Alkhair", which is one of the largest theater production in the history of the Global Village as an ode to the UAE National Day.
The play saw a huge engagement by the guests on the first day of its presentation, interacting with the innovative experience offered. Where the ......read more
The Al Balooshi brothers in emphatic victory, complete a first and second double in the events closest finish
Dubai, 4 December, 2017: The third edition of the National Day Camel Marathon was held on Sunday, December 3rd, at Dubai International Endurance City in Seih Al-Salam, Dubai. With 42 participants, who set off in the early hours of the morning, around a challenging 25km desert course.
The marathon, organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, is held annually in cooperation with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, as part of UAE’s National Day celebrations. In ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Emirati rider Yousif Mirza came second to Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) at the inaugural Abu Dhabi to Al Ain Classic in the UAE today. Yousif was joined by Italian teammates Roberto Ferrari - who joined Mirza on the podium - and Manuele Mori, as well as 200 other riders at the start line.
Speaking after his finish, Mirza said: “It was a great race from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain. It was quite windy and on the flat that can affect the outcome of the race. The quality was really high and all the top professionals ......read more
The festive mood is in the air at the Waterfront Market, Dubai’s one-of-a-kind destination focused on quality fresh food, as it prepares for the upcoming 46th UAE National Day celebrations. The Waterfront Market has announced many activities scheduled for families to enjoy and experience a relaxing and fun-filled time during the three-day holidays from December 1 to 3, 2017.
Visitors can expect a wide range of treats from 3pm to 9pm across the three days showcasing the UAE’s cultural heritage. Events include ‘ayyalah’ and ‘khaleeji’ traditional dances, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2017: The next episode of CNN Marketplace Middle East, airing on CNN International from Saturday 25 November, looks at how Saudi Arabia is spending billions on rail lines, underground metros and on street trams. The show reports about one of the biggest public transportation projects in the middle east and first major rail projects to come on stream and how it is set to transform western Saudi Arabia. The network is a 450-kilometer-high speed rail line linking the holy cities of Medina and Mecca with the port city of Jeddah and the Economic City, with trains ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, hosted a number of activities to celebrate ‘Kuwait UAE Week’ - ran from 27th – 29th November 2017 at Zabeel park. The activities were organised in collaboration with the Kuwaiti Consulate General in Dubai.
The joint initiative aimed to highlight the close relationship between the two countries across various fields, and in the culture and the arts sector in particular. The initiative is very ......read more
Dubai, 29 November 2017: The 14th Edition of the Dubai International Film Festival returns with its Red Carpet Galas that will be shining the spotlight on wonderful new works from acclaimed directors, and adding a touch of sparkle to proceedings. The Red Carpet Galas are an opportunity to watch screenings throughout the week at DIFF’s purpose built state-of-the-art venue, the Madinat Arena. There will also be a series of Red Carpet presentations at the Madinat Theatre in the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, along with screenings from the Arab world and beyond at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 November 2017: The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) is delighted to announce two major sponsors for VIDXB 2017, welcoming Dubai Studio City and Alfan to the dedicated gathering for content creators taking place on 8 and 9 December at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB is the region’s first annual event celebrating the world of online video and will give fans and budding creators an opportunity to meet some of the world’s most renowned online stars and get exclusive insight into the world of digital content creation.
Alfan is the ......read more
Omar Abdul Rahman Al Amoodi is UAE Athlete of the Year, while Egyptian Squash Star Nour Atef El Sherbini picks up the Arab Athlete Award.
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has been named the UAE Sports Personality of the Year at the 9th Edition 2017 of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, while Her Royal Highness Princess Rima bint Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has picked up the corresponding award for Arab Sports Personality.
The winners were announced at a press conference on ......read more
Race to Innovate - Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s mission - continues as the team head to Hong Kong for the FIA Formula E Championship season opener
New season, new car, new line-up, new rules, new venues
With more than 200 new parts, the new Jaguar I-TYPE 2 racecar is a lighter and more efficient package
Season one champion, Nelson Piquet Jr. joins Jaguar sophomore Mitch Evans on the grid
28 November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Jaguar Racing are heading to Hong Kong for the start of their second season in the FIA ......read more
Dubai, 27 November 2017: Thirteen leading entities have been confirmed as ‘Official Sponsors’ for the 2017 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Providing vital support to help stage a sensational 14th edition this December. This year’s local and international sponsors include: luxury car manufacturer BMW; Dubai Airports; media outlets ARN, CNN, ZEE TV, Gulf News, OSN and Sky News Arabia; marketing and advertising agencies Publinet and Hills Advertising; popular global cosmetics company Make Up For Ever; Twitter; and evian.
Due to the tremendous contributions of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: The Lombard Odier Group announced today that Herzog & de Meuron has won the contest for its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Bellevue (Geneva). The world renowned architectural practice was the unanimous choice of the contest’s jury, chaired by Hugo Bänziger, Managing Partner of Lombard Odier. Eight international architectural practices participated, upon invitation, in the competition. Herzog & de Meuron’s winning project will be revealed on Monday 27th November at 11:30 AM CET at the Société Nautique de Genève. The event, in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: With the 2017 UCI World Tour complete, UAE Team Emirates has released an infographic detailing some of the statistics behind their season.
The team, who made their UCI World Tour debut, competed in 85 races, picking up a total of 19 wins and made 54 appearances on the podium. Collectively, they covered over 285,000km and spent more than 1,800 days cycling through 28 different countries including; United Kingdom, Argentina, Belgium, France, Australia, Spain, Germany and the UAE. Slovenian, Matej Mohoric who was one of the team’s ......read more
‘Share the Culture of Your Country with Us' CSR team initiative reflects the leadership's directives to build the UAE as an international model for tolerance
Dubai Public Library initiatives aim to promote tolerance, coexistence, harmony, respect for diversity and acceptance of others, while also reflecting the Authority’s vision and promoting reading
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched several initiatives to ......read more
The biggest film premieres of the year, the latest in Arab cinema, the industry’s most creative talent and an exciting programme of events at the Dubai Film Market
The stage is set for another year of cinematic excellence…
Dubai, November 22, 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today unveiled its rich and diverse lineup of films and events. This year the Festival will introduce audiences to the ......read more
Dubai, 21 November 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival announces the latest additions to its ‘Cinema of the World’ programme, welcoming films from across the globe to join in what will be an unforgettable celebration of cinematic artistry at the Festival’s 14th edition.
The next addition in the vibrant line-up is the critically praised ‘The Death of Stalin’, from acclaimed Scottish-Italian filmmaker Armando Iannucci. Having opened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to rave reviews, ‘The Death of Stalin’ embraces the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: Women’s sport in the Middle East is set to receive another boost following the announcement of the region’s first dedicated Spartan race for ladies.
The team of Dubai Sports Council, Spartan Arabia, XDubai and Dubai Holding are joining forces again, following the first-ever Spartan Middle East Championship in Hatta earlier in the month, to bring the Middle East’s first Women-Only Spartan Sprint, which will be held at the Jebel Ali Race Course on December 16.
The dedicated Spartan Sprint comes close on the heels of the Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: UAE Team Emirates has continued its preparations for the 2018 season by undertaking a safety driving course with official team car supplier, Mitsubishi Italia. The course, organized for UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Directors, aims to encourage and promote the safe sharing of the road between cars and bikes, as well as making sure the technical team are able to drive in all weather conditions on the 2018 UCI World Tour.
At the Tazio Nuvolari di Cervesina Circuit (Pavia), the technicians from the team got the chance to learn and test ......read more
13 projects shortlisted for prize pool and a chance to gain access to renowned Cannes Film Festival’s Producers Network and Tribeca Film Institute
Dubai, 21 November 2017: Thirteen exciting film projects have been selected to take part in this year’s Dubai Film Connection (DFC), the co-production platform of the Dubai Film Market. The regional filmmakers will attend DFC with their documentary and fiction projects in the hope of securing crucial funding and partnership opportunities to bring their films to production. Running during the Dubai ......read more
Muhr Emirati category will feature work from top local talent
Dubai, 19 November 2017: The UAE’s most talented filmmakers have had their work selected to form a 13-strong film lineup, all of which are world premieres, for the Muhr Emirati competition at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) which runs from 6-13 December. The Muhr Emirati category celebrates rising local talent from the UAE and shares their projects with a global audience. Since its inception in 2010, the competition has witnessed year on year growth as the local film industry ......read more
Christian Wilhelmsson: This tournament is about developing local youth and helping them become better football players
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017: Bigger and better, the hugely popular Dubai Sports Council Championship for Football Academies is back for season two, promising 12 weeks of action for the 66 participating teams.
The tournament, which had seen around 900 players take the pitch in the first season, has attracted more than 1,300 players from more than 100 different nationalities this year, which means there will be 32 matches every weekend at the Dubai Sports City ......read more
From Paris and Sweden to Morocco and Palestine, the 2017 Arabian Nights lineup pays homage to the cultural vibrancy of the ever-changing Arab world
Dubai, 12 November 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the vibrant lineup of films for its iconic Arabian Nights programme. A favourite of Festival-goers, the 2017 edition will feature nuanced stories from regional and international filmmakers highlighting the multifaceted nature of Arabian culture. Held during the 14th Festival, from 6 – 13 December, audiences will be taken on a whirlwind journey that ......read more
Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, welcomes museum’s first visitors
Abu Dhabi, 11 November 2017: At 10am on Saturday 11 November, Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the public for the first time. The highly-anticipated museum welcomed thousands of visitors to see the exceptional architecture and the masterpieces displayed throughout the galleries.
Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, commented: “Louvre Abu Dhabi presents a collection of exceptional artworks and artefacts that are unparalleled anywhere in the region, housed within one of the ......read more
First ladies-only triathlon in the region is a big success, attracting more than 250 participants
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017: Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, has described the Dubai Women’s Triathlon as a platform for “positivity and happiness” after watching more than 250 women of different nationalities cross the finish line in the first such event of its kind in the Middle East.
Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council in association with the Dubai Ladies Club, the ......read more
HUAWEI and Dubai Sports Council strengthen global reputation for world-class tournaments
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 11, 2017: Huawei Consumer Business Group, the title sponsor of the 2017 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, enjoyed its integral role in the competition’s spectacular display of sporting prowess and precision organisation as the tournament drew to a dramatic close last night (Saturday), with Brazil retaining their title with a 2-0 win over Portugal.
During the opening ceremony of the five-day tournament, Huawei unboxed its latest and most powerful ......read more
Enjaaz has supported over 300 projects to date with the mission to showcase new regional talent to audiences around the world
Dubai, 07 November 2017: Six compelling regional short films have received support from the Dubai Film Market’s Enjaaz programme in partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, one of the leading media and entertainment companies in the Middle East. The fifth year of collaborating sees the two organisations award six talented filmmakers with 250,000 AED to start their short film projects and eventually present them to worldwide ......read more
7th November, 2017; Dubai, UAE: The roaring team of the revolutionary T10 cricket league Bengal Tigers unveiled its jersey along with the team anthem on 6th November,2017 at Danube Properties office. Present on the unveiling were the proud owners of the team Mr. Neelesh Bhatnager - Owner of NB venture, Anis Sajan, Managing Director - Danube Group and Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman – Danube Group along with the captain of the team Sarfraz Ahmed, who is also the Pakistan Brand Ambassador for Danube Group.
With a fond passion for the cricket game, Mr. Anis Sajan Managing ......read more
All-new live-action gameshow hosted by Ahmed Khamis, airs on Tuesday at 17:40 (KSA time)
Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017: It’s officially “Hero Time” as Cartoon Network brings to you Ben 10 Challenge – a brand-new and exhilarating live-action game show giving children from across the Middle East a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become their favourite boy hero, Ben 10! Ben 10 Challenge airs every Tuesday over a ten week period on Cartoon Network Arabic at 17:40 (KSA). The show was launched to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the channel.
Hosted by the ......read more
100 Days of Fun proves to be a huge success across the GCC with 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99!
Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017: Fun City’s unique unlimited play membership is officially the talk of the town, with over 60,000 little ones across the region currently taking most advantage to enjoy never-ending fun at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works outlets across the GCC.
Perfectly suited for kiddies aged one to 12, the membership has proven to be such a success that tens of thousands of families across the GCC have flocked to pick up their ......read more
Palestinian Museum supports young artists develop their own art and help redefine the cultural landscape
On this month’s edition of ‘Inside the Middle East’, CNN explores the Palestinian Museum and discovers how it is redefining a cultural landscape.
Mahmoud Hawari, Director, The Palestinian Museum discusses how the museum is much more than just a building and explains to CNN how it will encourage and inspire people both locally and internationally: “It's not just a museum, it is a place where we want to really express our own culture, our own heritage and ......read more