United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020: Alexander UAE Team Emirates riders Fernando Gaviria and Maximiliano Richeze took time out of their busy pre - UAE Tour schedule to visit Wales School in Abu Dhabi who have been participating in the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy.
The star riders were joined by 120 enthusiastic students as they got involved in a series of coaching activities and a Q & A session.
Team Manager, Matxin Fernandez said “every year we revisit the UAE and see more and more youngsters on their bikes and interested in cycling, which is fantastic to see. The youth academy is going from strength to strength and with the recent strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, we’re creating a clear development pathway from grassroots level to competitive level cycling ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020: Top seed Simona Halep survived a gallant challenge from Ons Jabeur on Wednesday, fighting off a match point before claiming a 1-6 6-2 7-6 (7) victory and a place in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Australian Open finalist and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza was also stretched by qualifier Veronika Kudermetova before emerging with a 7-5 4-6 6-4 victory, while second seed Karolina Pliskova enjoyed a more comfortable 6-1 6-2 win over Kristina Mladenovic.
The outcome of the enthralling battle between Halep and Jabeur hung in the balance until the very last ball, with Halep leading 4-1 in the final set and Jabeur serving for victory at 6-5 and holding a match point at 7-6 in the tiebreak, before Halep secured victory on her ......read more
Peter Haugaard, Head of People, Performance and Culture, KPMG Lower Gulf
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2020: KPMG is proud to be associated with Ghadan 21, as we are committed to support the development of national talent and help realize Abu Dhabi’s vision of shaping the future through a knowledge-based economy.
To fulfill this, KPMG developed the Pre-Audit Qualification Training (PAQT) framework together with the Human Resources Authority (HRA) and Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA). The program aims to provide young UAE nationals with training and guidance, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the audit profession in the private and public sector, and to contribute to the growth and development of the local economy. This program is now expanding to ......read more
Sulayem says young Emirati shows the talent MENA region has to develop into world champions
Dubai, UAE, 17th February, 2020: Young Emirati karting ace Rashid Al Dhaheri has added to his reputation as one of the Arab world’s rising motor sport stars with a brilliant victory in the prestigious 25th Winter Cup in Lonato, Italy.
The 11-year old, chasing his dream to become a Formula One driver, produced a superb performance to clinch the Mini Rok title in a field of 64 drivers at the famous South Garda Karting circuit.
In the 12-lap final he shrugged off a powerful challenge from top young Russian drivers Dimtiry Matveev and German Foteev to advance his superb winning record in Italy.
More than 300 drivers from 47 countries were in action at the weekend in the season-opening Winter Cup in Lonato, which ......read more
World champion Al Mulla tops again as Emirati teenager Salman grabs best finish yet
Kuwait City, Kuwait, 16th February, 2020: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer was denied back-to-back victories in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today by another dramatic twist in the opening round of the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
The Emirati rider, who won the previous day’s first Runabout GP1 moto from pole position, made another superb start to moto two and held a comfortable lead from Kuwait’s Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq before being halted by mechanical problems on the eighth of 18 laps.
Four-time world champion Abdulrazzaq went on to win by 28.81 seconds from last year’s championship runner up, Denmark’s Marcus Jorgensen, with reigning world ......read more
Al Tayer secures convincing victory to launch Runabout GP1 title bid as world champion Al Mulla shrugs off injury to win again
February 15, 2020: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer powered his way to an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today to launch his title challenge in the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
The Emirati rider followed up his first pole position success in the series 24 hours earlier by winning the opening Runabout GP1 moto of the season in convincing style on a dramatic day of racing.
Team Abu Dhabi’s second victory of the day arrived from reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla who took the first moto less than a month after breaking his right shoulder in training, having missed the previous day’s ......read more
February 13, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE: The most exciting new star to arrive on the ATP Tour in recent years is ready to make his second bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title.
Stefanos Tsitsipas arrived in Dubai a year ago as a budding superstar after upsetting Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Although Federer avenged that defeat in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final to claim his eighth Dubai crown and the 100th singles title of his career, Tsitsipas overcame Federer again in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London before going on to win one of the biggest prizes in the sport with victory over Dominic Thiem.
“The rise of Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last year has been astonishing,” said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free. “His performances ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 12, 2020: Online art gallery Artezaar.com has teamed up with The J Café at JYSK store to create an exclusively curated selection of artworks by locally based artists. The partnership aims to drive the region’s emerging art scene and make affordable art accessible to everyone.
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2020 – Locally based artists in the UAE have a new platform to exhibit their artwork as Artezaar.com online art gallery and The J Café at JYSK partner to make affordable art more accessible.
The collaboration sees The J Café store in JYSK, Umm Suqeim become home to an extensive gallery of artworks, all painted in the UAE by locally based artists.
“Our artists are the soul of Artezaar. Being artists ourselves, we love collaborating with fellow artists and ......read more
Crown Prince gives prize to second placers
Dubai, 12 February 2020: The falcons by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, dominated the Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), on Tuesday at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area.
Elite falconers from across the UAE joined in the competition and Sheikh Hamdan’s birds named ‘Youth’ and ‘Shayboub’ topped the races in the Jirnas (falcons over one year old) classification.
In a generous move, the Crown of Prince of Dubai gave the prize money to the second placers. The gesture was seen as an inspiring motivation for falconers to continue excelling in ......read more
For the second year, Union Coop is among the list of ‘diamond’ sponsors of FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020: The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE ‘Union Coop’ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Club for People of Determination, under which the Union Coop sponsors the ‘FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination’ for the second year in a row. The move highlights Union Coop’s keenness to support the event morally and financially, to achieve an integrated society.
The MoU is signed by Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Director of Operations division, Union Coop on behalf of the CEO and Mr. Majed Abdullah Alosaimi, Executive Managing Director at the Dubai Club for ......read more
Swedish star targets fourth aquabikes crown
10 February, 2020: Emma-Nellie Ortendahl makes her Team Abu Dhabi debut in next weekend’s Grand Prix of Kuwait with her sights set firmly on a fourth Ski Ladies GP1 title in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
Sweden’s golden girl of aquabike racing teams up for the first time with reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla, Runabout GP1 contender Rashed Al Tayer and Ski GP1 rider Salman Al Awadhi in the opening round of 2020 season.
Ortendahl, who has initially signed a 12-month contract with Team Abu Dhabi, but this is expected to develop into a long-term relationship.
“We want to give her the opportunity to win many more world titles, and the whole team is happy to have her on board to ......read more
Sulayem says sport faces survival issue and must do more to draw steady flow of young drivers
Dubai, UAE, 10 February, 2020: Plans to launch motor sport’s first talent development model will be unveiled at the FIA Sport Regional Congress for the Middle East and North Africa which began in Muscat today (Monday).
The initiative is designed to reinforce efforts to attract a steady flow of young people into motor sport, which FIA regional Vice President for Sport, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, says is facing a survival issue.
Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO), has commissioned a study into the challenge faced by motor sport worldwide to bring in young talent in order to preserve its future.
It will be presented at the congress, to be attended by FIA President Jean Todt and ......read more
Kristoff 4th in final sprint in Valencia as Pogačar takes overall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020: After a winning display on stage 4 on the steep climb to Altea, Tadej Pogačar has cemented his victory in the Vuelta Valenciana (2.1).
With a relatively short final stage of 97.7 kilometres, it was destined to be a day for the sprinters. In the final kilometres UAE Team Emirates were active at the front with even race leader Pogačar pulling on the front in support of Alexander Kristoff. Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck Quick Step) proved quickest in the dash for the line with Kristoff just behind in 4th.
This result from Pogačar marks the 7th victory of the season for the UAE squad who will now turn their attention to the Tour Colombia 2.1 ......read more
February 09, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE: Tennis legend Kim Clijsters has chosen the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships hosting the WTA Tour to begin her eagerly awaited comeback to the game.
The 36-year-old, who surprised the tennis world late last year when she announced an intent to return to tennis seven years after playing her last match at the 2012 US Open, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2017. She has never competed in Dubai before, and is thrilled to finally join the stellar cast competing for the trophy.
“I am really excited to be getting back to the match court. I know it’s a special anniversary for the Dubai Duty Free Championships so it’s an honour to be making my return to the game and debut in Dubai at the same time. I ......read more
8th February, 2020: Kuwait’s Mohammed Bou Rabei powered his way to a Runabout GP1 victory in heat two of the UAE International Aquabikes Championship as Emirati Ahmed Al Hammadi secured a double title success.
With 82 riders competing in front of almost 3,000 spectators on the shore of Al-Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, Bou Rabei won the professional category, one of 11 classes overall, ahead of Mohammed Al-Baz and Youssef Al-Abd Al-Razzaq.
Al Hammadi secured the Sky Junior GP3.3 title from Saeed Al Awadi and Suhail Al Hammadi, and followed up with victory in the Runabout GP4 class ahead of Kuwaiti Ahmed Al Khudhari and Saud Youssef.
Staged by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), the event saw Frenchman Raphael Morin take the honours in Runabout GP2, beating Stefan Duliac ......read more
Dubai, 8 February 2020: The talented young winners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition were honoured today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (4-9 February 2020) in a special prize-giving ceremony. The annual competition is a fixture of the academic calendar with more than 3000 students from the UAE sending in their entries this year. The competition runs in Arabic and in English and is divided into age-specific categories: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-25. Each winner received a book containing their original short stories and a winner’s plaque. Presenting the awards at the ceremony were 2020 Festival authors Sara- Jane Arbury, Fiona Ross and Rania Zaghir.
The theme for the competition was ‘Tomorrow’. “This really ......read more
Favourite characters Ben and Holly, Angry Birds, Chhota Bheem, PJ Masks and Globo take over the park until 22 February
Dubai, UAE, 8 February 2020: Families can head to Global Village this month for Season 5 of ‘Kids Fest’ from 6 – 22 February, and enjoy perfect weather at every child’s favourite place to be.
At the world’s leading multi-cultural festival-park’s Kids Fest, characters from favourite shows spring to life. Kids can take part in a sing or dance-a-long at the specially-created live theatre shows, starring Chhota Bheem, Angry Birds, PJ Masks, Ben and Holly and Global Village’s own Globo. Kids are also invited to take part in high energy Bollywood and Hip Hop dance workshops.
Young guests can also enjoy giant board games such as ......read more
Dubai, 6 February 2020: The final four Yuweels (Youlah performers) have been announced and the Golden Square is now complete as the competition at the Fazza Championship for Youlah has intensified entering the semifinal round.
The annual heritage sport, which is now on its 20th year, has seen participation not just from UAE nationals but also performers from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Libya.
Issa Mahamas Al-Ahbabi and Juma Obaid Al Ali were the last two to qualify in the semifinal rounds. Al-Ahbabi gave a strong performance and scored a perfect mark of 50 points after successfully throwing his rifle high enough to reach the required height four times while Al Ali also delighted the crowd, composed mainly of young Arabs, with his confidence in performing the drills. Former Junior ......read more
● Opening on February 15, this exhibition unveils the 2020 iteration of the U.A.E. Unlimited platform, hosted by the Project Space at NYU Abu Dhabi, and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development
● Curated by Emirati arts researcher Nasser Abdullah, Intimaa: Belonging will feature photography and sculpture by UAE-based emerging artists
● The exhibition will also feature newly-commissioned poems by rising Emirati poets; these include Ahmed Al Mannai, Ali Al Mazmy, Hassan Al Najjar, and Shamma Al Bastaki
Abu Dhabi, February 5, 2020: Marking their first-ever collaboration with The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery, U.A.E. Unlimited will open Intimaa: Belonging to the public on Saturday, February 15, with a welcome reception at ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 03, 2020: In the final day of matches in the Abu Dhabi leg of the nationwide du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, all players in the nation’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cup played their heart out for their chance to make it to the UAE semi-finals of the competition that will be played in Dubai on March 7.
LaLiga Scouts were on the lookout to scout the capital’s top players and invite them to join the prestigious du LaLiga High Performance Centre, where they undergo a year-round professional development program to world-class standards, delivered by LaLiga clubs UEFA pro-certified coaches.
“The Abu Dhabi leg of the nationwide du Football Champions has had a great run in our 5th season. We witnessed some excellent football ......read more
• Interschool Esports Tournament to be held as part of GIRLGAMER Esports Festival.
• Organisers Meydan One and Galaxy Racer Esports, have proudly partnered with sponsor TechXHub.
• In response to overwhelming demand, the tournament is now open to all schools in UAE
Dubai – 2 February 2020: Meydan One and Galaxy Racer Esports today revealed key dates and details of the Middle’s East’s first-ever Interschool Esports Tournament, featuring FIFA 2020, which will take place from 21-22 February, 2020, at Meydan Grandstand, as part of the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival. The official Interschool Esports Tournament jersey has also been unveiled ahead of the highly anticipated event. The GIRLGAMER World Finals are set to take place in Dubai from 19-21 ......read more
Young UAE wakeboard riders inspired by world’s best challenged to reach top level
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1st February, 2020: Top Emirati professional rider Omeir Saeed secured his second successive victory in the UAE Wakeboard Championship as some of the rising stars of the sport in the Emirates grabbed a share of the spotlight.
Just as he did in the opening round of the series, Omeir dominated the Freeride category in round two, winning from Khalid Subaa, the UAE’s first national team captain, and Rashid Al Muhairi in third place.
Ahmed Al-Nuaimi won the novices class ahead of Abdullah Al Qasimi and Ahmed Al Rumaithi, with Mohammad Al Balooshi securing the juniors category from Hamed Al Balooshi and Muhammad Al Ketbi.
Five ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30th January, 2020: Omeir Saeed heads into the second round of the UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi tomorrow aiming for a second successive victory.
Omeir, first round winner in the Freeride category, is hoping to make it another family double alongside younger brother Ahmed who topped the junior class in November.
Khaled Matar Al Ali and Mohammed Amir Fayyad, who made it onto the Freeride podium for the opening round, are expected to be among the leading challengers again as the events gets underway at 8am off the Abu Dhabi corniche.
Organised by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, the event also includes a separate novices class, and follows the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships staged so successfully by ADIMSC in November.
Red ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 30 January 2020: JWI Dubai, an integrated creative agency, continues its global growth by extending its public relations services to the Middle East. The addition of a dedicated PR department will now enable JWI to provide its holistic approach to strategy, creative and content, all under one roof.
John Wilford, CEO of JWI, said: “We have experienced fantastic success delivering PR strategies and high-impact results to our clients in the UK. Therefore, it was a natural progression to expand our offering to our clients in the Middle East.”
This latest addition seeks to meet the increasing demand for a more integrated approach to PR in the region, offering clients a 360-degree approach to advertising and communications.
Dubai, 28 January 2020: Set to begin on Saturday (February 1), Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry – Telwah, announced today, the launch of a new category for ‘Falcon Owners’.
With the directions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, this new category will come into effect in the upcoming Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry on February 1-16, at Dubai’s Al Ruwwayyah desert area. The ‘Falcon Owners’ category is dedicated to participants who are also the caretakers of the falcons, thus availing wider opportunities for them and widening the participation in the heritage sport.
To boost the spirit of competitors, the total cash prizes for the winners were raised to more than ......read more
28th October, 2019; Dubai, UAE: The rebranded team of the revolutionary T10 cricket league unveiled its jersey, team anthem and sizzling Bollywood diva Sunny Leone as the brand ambassador on 28th October in Dubai. Present on the Occasion were bold and beautiful Sunny Leone, proud owners of the team Mr. Neelesh Bhatnager - Owner of NB venture, Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman – Danube Group, team mentor - Anis Sajan, Managing Director - Danube Group and along with the vice-captain of team Shoaib Malik.
During the unveiling, Mr. Rizwan Sajan Founder and Chairman Danube ......read more
• Global Village to host regional-first Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® museum attraction
• Biggest-ever Global Village entertainment lineup set to enthrall for 159 days
• New Indian Chaat Bazaar with authentic Indian vegetarian cuisine
• Biggest and best-ever Carnaval Funfair comes to life with new rides
• Korea and Azerbaijan join Global Village family with exciting new pavilions
• Global Village to present over 40,000 live shows
• Park-wide enhancements make Season 24 an experience not to be forgotten
Dubai, ......read more
Oct 24th, 2019 – Dubai: The Rivoli Group will be hosting the third qualifier round of the OMEGA Nations Golf Tour 2019 on November 6th at the Dubai Hills Golf Club. This tournament is an extension of the second series of the OMEGA Nations Golf Tour 2019 which began in March of this year, with the finals that are scheduled to be held on December 4th at the same venue.
The 2-ball net stableford aggregate format will be open once again to all adult amateur golfers in the UAE wherein the winning team of the qualifying and final tournament will win a Pro-Am spot in ......read more
World’s first ‘Digital-to-Physical’ talent hunt programme allows amateur and professional cricketers from all over the world to demonstrate their talents through smartphone app
Date: Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2019: Eoin Morgan, the World Cup-winning skipper of England, has urged young cricketers to join him in Abu Dhabi T10, as a global talent hunt programme to select eight budding cricketers gets underway.
Abu Dhabi T10, the world’s only ten-over cricket league to be officially sanctioned by the International ......read more
Guests can enjoy sumptuous Diwali buffet, exciting rides, live entertainment acts and much more
Dubai, 23 Oct 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park in the region, is hosting a family-friendly Diwali celebration from October 24th to November 2nd.
Guests can enjoy park entry with unlimited access to rides and live shows as well as a complimentary special Diwali buffet at Mughal-E-Azam restaurant. In addition, the park will be decorated specially for the festive occasion and guests will be able to meet their favourite ......read more
Go Spooky & Groovy with Festival of Fright
Dubai-October 22, 2019: IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park has returned with the spookiest Halloween event “Festival of Fright” on 31st October, 2019. The park will shed its skin to reveal the haunted old tombstones and forbidden wasteland of nightmare offering all the guests a special ticket price of AED 125.
For guests wanting more chill than thrill, head over to the Cartoon Network zone for a grand entertaining part of Festival of Fright, which will be extremely ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 21, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria earned his second stage win at the Tour of Guangxi with a well timed sprint finish, beating Pascal Ackermann (BORA-Hansgrohe) and Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) to victory.
The longest stage of the tour from Liuzhou to Guilin, spanning over 212.2km, took riders into the hills with the second half of the race being packed with climbs. Gaviria was one of many sprinters dropped on the final climb, but his team mates worked hard to get him back up to the bunch before the race ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning world champion back in control as championship heads for climax in UAE
Abu Dhabi, 20th October, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente took an important step towards retaining his drivers’ title in the UIM F1H2O World Championship today with victory in a dramatic Grand Prix of China.
The ninth Grand Prix win of his career and the second this season saw Torrente regain the lead in the title race from Jonas Andersson, and he now heads into December’s final round of the series in Sharjah holding a ......read more
Matar: Man, without ambition, is soulless body
Matar: I always have a dream to be role model
Ajman-UAE: October 20, 2019: As everyone, male or female, old or young, may face some difficulties and hard times in this life, some easily give up, some resist for some time, while others are so resilient and never lose hope.
27-year-old Emirati young man Abdulaziz Najim Qasim Abdullah Matar, based in Sharjah, is one of those few with firm will and determination. Despite his full visual impairment, he never gave up, and managed to finish his high school, ......read more
Enjoy rain showers with music, dance and entertainment
Dubai, 15 October 2019: Following the success of Baarish, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience, is hosting another exclusive celebration ‘Baarish 2.0’ with rain, music, dance, lip smacking delicacies and much more on October 18th.
Guests can enjoy artificial showers as they dance to popular Bollywood songs at Mumbai Chowk Zone near Victoria Station Café where renowned DJ’s Ricky and Budhha will perform live. ......read more
Dubai, 13 October 2019: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) offers pages of Emirati history in the form of a heritage village built annually at the Global Village, which is set to open on October 29 in Dubai.
Intended to portray the country’s rich customs and architectural tradition, each structure at HHC’s heritage village is designed to take visitors to a trip down the memory lane – where they can feel, smell, taste, live and learn more of the Emirati civilization.
From the smell of incense welcoming guests into the world of Arab ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi rider Al Mulla wins again to stay on course for another world title
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th October, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer produced a battling performance in China today to preserve his world aquabikes title challenge as team-mate Rashed Al Mulla extended his winning sequence.
Al Tayer’s hopes of a second Grand Prix victory of the season were effectively ended when his race engine was delayed at customs en route to the Grand Prix of Qingdao, penultimate round of the UIM-ABP Aquabike World ......read more
Emirati world champion claims another freestyle pole position as Al Tayer aims to stay on title trail
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th October, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Mulla underlined his status as the world’s top aquabikes freestyle rider with another dominant display in the Grand Prix of Qingdao in China today.
The reigning world champion stayed on course for back-to-back titles by claiming pole position for this weekend’s first of two motos in the penultimate round of the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
Al Mulla outscored his rivals ......read more
Al Tayer ready for tough battle as Al Mulla looks to extend Grand Prix winning sequence
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9th October, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s bid for a double title success in the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship reaches an important stage in China this weekend when Rashid Al Mulla and Rashed Al Tayer aim for decisive victories.
Reigning world freestyle champion Al Mulla, holding a 12-point lead over Italian Roberto Mariani at the top of the standings, will be looking to extend his remarkable winning sequence to a ninth successive Grand Prix in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 07, 2019: Pure Born was created from a simple ethos. Live clean, give back and smile often. Now known as their happiness formulation, Pure Born has used this ethical ethos to propel to amazing heights in less than two years. Now a market leader in the organic nappies category, with a legion of fans in the shape of mums and kids, the brand has proven itself to be one of the most coveted and innovate eco and ethical nappy and wipe brands in the world, dedicated to providing eco-friendly formulas, at affordable prices with the coolest nappy ......read more
Award-winning artist to perform concert on the water in Dubai
Dubai, 1 October 2019: The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah will host a spectacular live performance by Dua Lipa, the record-breaking, award-winning global music superstar and New Rules hitmaker, on Friday, 15 November 2019.
Dua Lipa will wow crowds with a live concert on a purpose-built stage on the water at the stunning seafront destination, with an array of additional entertainment, F&B deals and free transport for show-goers.
Held in partnership with Live Nation, the ......read more
Enjoy rides and vibrant live shows along with the movie
Dubai, 30 Sept 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience, is offering guests a chance to watch the biggest action-entertainer Indian movie of the year ‘WAR’ starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor.
Guests can explore the magic of Bollywood with this special offer on one-day park tickets priced at AED 35, which will include the price of the movie ticket, with entry to the park one hour prior to the show where ......read more
• School rivals to face off in FIFA ‘20 tournaments from 12 to 13 December as part of 2019 GIRLGAMER Esports Festival at Meydan Grandstand
• Scholarships worth AED255,000 on offer for senior, junior tournament winners, runners-up
• Career and education fair promoting professional gaming, esports opportunities to take place on sidelines of event
• Competition held in association with Dubai Sports Council, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, 10X Media
• Esports tournament to position Dubai as hub for region’s burgeoning esports ......read more
‘Rangilu Gujarat’ at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai marks grand Navratri celebrations in October
Dubai, 26 September 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience, is hosting the biggest Navratri celebration in Dubai from October 10th to 11th. Guests will be able to enjoy live concerts, thrilling rides, delicious street food and live entertainment acts.
The festival will feature “Gujarati Dayro”, a traditional form of classical and folk music. The performance will be led ......read more
Learn African and Caribbean culture-inspired dance styles from master choreographers on Friday, 27 September #
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 25, 2019: Get ready for a celebration of movement and music featuring energetic dance performances, workshops with international instructors and an adrenaline-charged Afrobeats competition at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah on Friday, 27 September.
The 12 hour event, featuring lively Afrobeats, Dancehall and Coupe Decale genres will take place at Asian District at The Pointe from 11 am to 7 pm; while, the Afrobeats ......read more
Prizes totalling more than AEDs 25,000 were awarded to winners
Dubai, UAE, 24 September 2019: BurJuman's second Rising Stars competition came to a spectacular close on Friday, 20 September 2019 with a night filled with incredible performances that truly lit up the stage. At the end of the evening, wowed by the overall calibre of the finalists, difficult decisions had to be made, and the winners were announced.
Pranav Prakasan, aged 16, was awarded first place under the dance category for his performance, while Peter Anthony, aged 8, won first prize in singing. Floored by ......read more
In order to strengthen the spirit of Islamic brotherhood
Dubai, 23 September 2019: As part of its ongoing efforts to support new Muslims in Dubai, and in line with the objectives of Article 9 of the 50-Year-Charter launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), announced Umrah trips for new Muslim couples from September 13 to 19. The move is part of IACAD’s call for the ......read more
Come enjoy the dancing spirit with the DANS community with practices in different dance genres.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 23, 2019: DANS, a leading multi-purpose dance school in Dubai, announced that it has relocated its studio premises to Al Quoz aimed at enhancing convenience for the growing community of dancers in the city. The centre teaches established dance forms and dance for fitness purposes to students of all nationalities and ages.
The centre is now located on Mezzanine Floor, Just Play Building, 15A Street, Behind Time Square, Al Qouz. As ......read more
Pakistan Superstar Shahid Afridi to sign on as Qalandar's Icon Player
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 23, 2019: Team Qalandars is returning to the UAE capital this November, as the latest franchise to join the revamped Abu Dhabi T10. The addition of the popular team, representing Pakistan's strong cricketing tradition, underscores the diversity of the Abu Dhabi T10, and will resonate with the residents of Pakistan living in the UAE.
The Abu Dhabi T10, commencing on 14 November with a star-studded opening ceremony performance by a headline Bollywood ......read more
More than 400 participants representing 28 different countries take part
September 22, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE –More than 400 participants representing 28 different countries, including 170-plus Emiratis, took part in the 10th edition of the Ice Warrior Challenge organised by Ski Dubai at the weekend.
Organised under the aegis of Dubai Sports Council, Ice Warrior X saw nearly 100 ladies take part in the four different categories of competition with the British trio of Jessica Towl (20:21), Kim James (28:14) and Jane Ebinger (28:19) taking the top honours in the Elite–Advanced ......read more
Ownership team promises to add and develop Bangladeshi cricket talent
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 21, 2019: Abu Dhabi T10, the world’s only ten-over cricket league to be officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), today welcomed its newest team – Bangla Tigers – who are poised to compete in this year’s event, which opens on 14 November 2019.
The addition of a marquee team representing the strong cricketing tradition of Bangladesh reaffirms the international ......read more
Emirati Astronauts Countdown to ISS Space Mission Take-off on September 25
Film premieres September 19 at 8pm UAE time on National Geographic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, September 19, 2019 --- National Geographic, in partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), announced today the release of the first long film documenting the UAE’s extraordinary journey into space.
The brand-new documentary, which is the first of a 4-part film series, premieres on September 19 ahead of the historic International Space Station (ISS) Mission take-off, with ......read more
Dubai, 18 September 2019: Dreamed of dancing in the rain in Dubai? With BAARISH, you can practice your best Bollywood moves under raindrops at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience.
Guests can immerse themselves into music, dance and entertainment at the Mumbai Chowk zone near Victoria Station Café where renowned DJ’s Hani, Madmax, Sib, Jeff and Atul will perform live on September 20th. Cool off as you splash around and enjoy a spell of unusual weather along with full access to rides and ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......read more