Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018: Within minutes of each other, UAE Team Emirates were celebrating two victories on Wednesday afternoon. Italian Diego Ulissi took control of the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse, breaking away on the uphill finish in Leukerbad ahead of a group of 15 chasing riders. Ulissi timed his attack perfectly and, from 300metres out, romped home to pick up the 30th win of his career and first in 2018.
Just moments later, UAE Team Emirates’ Simone Consonni out-sprinted his opposition at the Tour of Slovenia to earn his first ever professional win and take the lead in the General Classification (GC). The 23-year-old Italian took charge of the first stage, narrowly avoiding two crashes in the last kilometre to secure first place.
Commenting on his victory, Diego Ulissi said: ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018: Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain recently hosted a successful Quran Competition in partnership with Awqaf Al-Ain. More than 120 students participated in two different categories of recitation and three 3 winners were picked up from each category by a panel of judges well versed in the Quran.
The Competition categories and winners were announced as follows:
1st Category: Grade 1 to Grade 3
1st Prize: AED 3,000/-
2nd Prize: AED 2,000/-
3rd Prize: AED 1,000/-
1st Prize - Razan Osama
2nd Prize - Mariyam Muhamed
3rd Prize - Ahmed
2nd Category: Grade 4 to Grade 6
1st Prize: AED 3,000/-
2nd Prize: AED 2,000/-
3rd Prize: AED 1,000/-
1st Prize - Mariam Wisam
2nd Prize - MarwaShoukat
3rd Prize - RashedNoushad
Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations, Medeor 24x7 International Al ......read more
Dubai, June 13, 2018: With one day to go until the 2018 @FIFAWorldCup in Russia, the countdown has begun, and the conversation continues to heat up. This how-to-follow guide offers football fans everything needed to get closer to the #WorldCup action as it unfolds on Twitter.
Official World Cup emojis
Fans around the world can Tweet with hashtags in seven languages -- including English, Arabic and French -- to trigger special #WorldCup emojis throughout the tournament. The hashtags in English are: #WorldCup and #WorldCupFinal. As for the Arabic hashtag, it’s: 2018ÑæÓíÇ#
Each team will also get their own country-specific emoji as well. Use a hashtag in front of the relevant three-letter country code, and that country’s flag will appear after the text. Here are the emojis of the Arab ......read more
A program aimed to empower pre-professional students with Facebook Advertising knowledge
Dubai, UAE; 11 June 2018: Facebook has announced that Arabic is now available as a language on the latest version of the Facebook for iPhone. In addition to the existing availability of Arabic on desktop and Android, this move will help people across the region use Facebook in their native language. This is just another example of Facebook's commitment to the MENA region.
Arabic is widely spoken amongst the 169 million people who use Facebook every month in the MENA region on mobile. This update is a result of Facebook’s collaboration with veteran translators from the region through the Translate Facebook app, which enables anyone to translate the Facebook interface into their own language.
Jonathan Labin, Managing Director, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin secured fourth spot in the overall General Classification (GC) standings at this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné in France. Martin’s impressive result came after he produced yet another strong display on the seventh and final stage of the race, finishing sixth behind eventual winner, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). Martin not only narrowly missed out on a GC podium spot, but also came extremely close to claiming the points jersey, finishing just three points behind the green jersey winner, Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott).
In the final stage of the tour – which featured the fourth summit finish in a row – Edward Ravasi also showed his strength, as the young rider held his own in a determined breakaway that was eventually caught with just ......read more
The short film, Estimrariya, emphasizes on the timeless principles of Sheikh Zayed
Abu Dhabi – 11th June 2018: In attendance of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi witnessed the premiere of ‘Estimrariya’, a short film that pays tribute to the legacy of the founding father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Written and Directed by debutant director, Ullas R Koya, the six-minute short film, Estimrariya, which means Continuance in Arabic, features noted UAE businessman and philanthropist. Dr B. R. Shetty plays the role of an elderly Arab citizen teaching his granddaughter (Gamila Yassin) about virtues the United Arab Emirates inherited from the late Sheikh Zayed.
Speaking about the film, Dr. B. R. Shetty, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018: While most people rely on the internet to read these days, one cannot deny the feeling of holding a real book. Skyline University College organized the Skyline Book Fair 2018 with the theme, “Year of Zayed on May 14-15, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Library Department also conducted an Inter-School Competition on Storytelling, Drawing, and Oratory where 81 participants competed to win.
The two-day event have witnessed students showcase their talents and their excitement while rummaging through a wide selection of books. The participating schools in this year’s Book Fair were: Gulf Asian English School, Leaders Private School, New Indian Model School, and Pace International School. While exhibitors of the event were: All Prints Publishing, Friendship Bookstore, Oxford ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff secured top spot at the GP du canton d’Argovie in Switzerland as the sprint sensation took his tally to four wins for the season. The European champion, who joined UAE Team Emirates at the start of this season, showed just why the team were so keen to obtain his services, as he unleashed a powerful surge to the finish to take the title.
Commenting on his victory, Kristoff said: “This is my fourth win of the season, but normally I’d have more already at this point, so I put a lot of weight behind this race. For me and the entire team it’s important to show our jersey and promote cycling in the UAE – and there’s no better way to do that than to win. A big thanks to the team for controlling the race ......read more
19th edition of Modhesh World runs from 7 June - 25 August at Dubai World Trade Centre
Region’s much awaited family edutainment destination to offer immersive experiences
80-day excitement includes interactive shows by Dubai’s lovable mascot Modhesh and world’s most famous cat Hello Kitty
Dubai, UAE 7 June 2018: Modhesh World, one of the most popular family edutainment destinations in the region, will usher in its 19th edition this year with a lineup of family fun featuring an array of world-class entertainment activities, immersive and themed experiences.
Running from 7 June to 25 August, Modhesh World in partnership with DEWA has unveiled a packed calendar of events and activities that will take place in eight distinctive halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: Did you know that drama, dance and singing is great exercise for your kids? What’s more, it unlocks their creative side and allows them to use their imagination and be free… completely away from screens, tablets and laptops!
At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment where they can make friends and get to perform a show at the end of the week!
What will your kids do at camp? They will build team skills by playing special drama games. Plus, they will learn routines and songs, and create their own characters to become a part of a devised play to be performed on the last day of camp for family and friends. The play will be filled with comedy, drama, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: Defending champion Laura Massaro took a step closer towards the knockout semi-finals with a victory over England teammate Sarah-Jane Perry in the afternoon session on Day 2 of the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals at Emirates Golf Club today, while Germany’s Simon Rosner notched up a second win to secure a place in the semi-finals.
Massaro, 34, is firmly in the driving seat in Group B of the women’s event after she followed up an impressive opening day win over World Champion Raneem El Welily with a 2-1 victory over her fellow countrywoman.
Massaro made a blistering start as she stormed to a 10-6 lead in the opening game, before Perry showcased her fighting spirit to come back to force a tie-break before holding two games balls of her own, but Massaro remained composed under pressure to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will line-up for the GP Du Canton d’Argovie (7 June) with a strong line up of riders including reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff. The Norwegian will be supported by team mates: Ben Swfit, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Oliviero Troia, Jan Polanc and Simone Consonni as they prepare for a race which is traditionally used as a warm up for the Tour de Suisse.
Commenting ahead of the race in northern Switzerland, Sports Director Simone Pedrazzinisaid: “The GP Canton d’Argovie-Gippingen usually produces an interesting final sprint. We are geared up for this with a group of powerful riders including Kristoff, Consonni, Ferrari and Swift. Consonni can also make his presence felt by getting into the longer attacks, whilst Troia, Polanc ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: The multi-talented artist, singer, composer and lyricist Salim Assaf, headed to Paris on Monday morning to attend the Ceremony by the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music, and was awarded the title of “Professional Members”, In the presence of the Chairman of S.A.C.E.M – Jean-Claude Petit and the international music composer Jean-Michel Bernard
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: Dubai Municipality clinched the Nad Al Sheba Wheelchair Basketball Championship title with a facile 63-46 win over Dubai Public Prosecution at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night.
Dominant throughout their campaign, Dubai Municipality gave another commanding performance to deal Dubai Public Prosecution their third defeat in the final of the NAS Wheelchair Basketball Championship.
“From the beginning of the tournament, Dubai Municipality and the Public Prosecution team had set themselves apart and everyone expected us to be in the final,” said Dubai Municipality’s Ahmed Al Jassim, one of the leading scorers of the tournament.
“So we had two of the tournament’s best teams in the final and it was a really good contest. We had a good strategy in place and it ......read more
Rani, Unilever and Infiniti Commit as Show’s First Sponsors; The Show Premieres on June 11
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: Twitter and Goal today announced that they are kicking off the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with the launch of the first sports live show in the Middle East & North Africa region, “#YallaGoal”, on the platform. Hosted in Arabic, the biweekly evening show will focus on football related news on Twitter during the tournament. The show premiers three days leading up to the World Cup, on June 11.
The show, produced by Goal, will cover a variety of World Cup topics including insights, football-related entertainment and celebrity news. The editorial insights will include debates, team and player reviews as well as opta analyses, followed by entertainment segments that ......read more
Lexus LC claims a class win on its debut in the German endurance race
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: Overcoming the challenges of one of the world’s most demanding circuits, the No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC, driven by Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and Yuichi Nakayama, made a remarkable debut race and claimed the first position in the SP-PRO class of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race recently in Germany.
The No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC demonstrated its out-and-out pace in qualifying, lining up 32nd on the starting grid in a field of 147 cars with a best lap time of eight minutes and 34.591 seconds around the climbs and descents of the 25-kilometer German racetrack.
Shigeki Tomoyama, President, GAZOO Racing Company, said: “Although ......read more
For first time, celebrations will include fireworks on all three days of Eid Al Fitr
24-hour celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall on June 15
June 5, 2018 - Yas Island, UAE: Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, has announced an exciting program of celebrations taking place across the Island during Eid Al Fitr. From a thrilling three-day fireworks extravaganza, to 24-hour celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall as well as exciting experiences all around, there’s something for everyone this Eid on Yas Island.
This year, for the first time, Yas Island will celebrate every day of Eid in style with a spectacular fireworks show. Set to light up the capital’s unique leisure destination, the daily fireworks display will kick off at 9 pm ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018: Egyptian World No.1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini were the big winners at the 2017/18 PSA Awards as they collected the Player of Year Awards in recognition of their exploits over the past season on the PSA World Tour during a gala dinner held at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina last night.
On the eve of the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals, ElShorbagy, who begins the defence of his title today (June 5) against Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez, was presented with the men's trophy following an emphatic return to the top of the game that saw him win seven major titles, including the 2017 PSA World Championships crown, during the campaign.
ElShorbagy narrowly edged Rodriguez – the man who beat him in the final of the recent Allam British Open ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: Defending champions Al Taher put in a consummate team performance on Sunday night, fighting back from a goal down to beat fancied Fuhood Zaabeel 2-1 and book their place in the last four of the 2018 Nad Al Sheba Futsal Championship.
Led by their diminutive Iranian captain Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh, a three-time AFC Futsal Player of the Year, Al Taher bounced back after Tariq Abdulla Al Ali had put Fuhood Zaabeel ahead in the 3rd minute, with Brazilian Jefferson Luis Carpes equalising in the 8th minute before Ahmad Abdullah gave them the lead four minutes later.
Al Taher then kept Fuhood’s marauding Brazilian trio of Mateus Da Silva, Taynan Da Silva and Douglas Junior at bay to protect their lead and set up a semi-final clash with Emirates Driving Institute, who crushed The Storm 9-2 in the other ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi finished just shy of a podium place at the GP Lugano on Sunday, after crossing the line fourth in the 185km race in southern Switzerland. The one day race, which was won by Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-Merida), was Ulissi’s first competitive ride since completing the Giro d’Italia last month.
After making a breakaway midway through the day, Pernsteiner gained enough time to head into the eighth and final lap of the circuit with an unassailable lead on the chasing group. Ulissi arrived at the finish line ahead of the main peloton and just seven seconds off claiming a podium position. UAE Team Emirates' Filippo Ganna placed 28th.
Reflecting on the result, Ulissi said: "I did everything possible to take on the numerical ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018: Bringing together 30 talented Urban Sketchers Dubai under one roof to sketch and draw their surroundings on location, and share their work with the world, one drawing at a time.
Winners won exciting prizes, goody bags and their sketches will be exhibited within the hospital lobby during the whole month of Ramadan.
In the pictures are the 1st, 2nd & 3rd winning sketches along with the Urban Sketchers Dubai artists who participated.
Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain said, "In our efforts to promote art & talent in the UAE during the whole month of Ramadan, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain is delighted to join hands with Urban Sketchers Dubai. The talent shown by the artists was amazing and it was interesting to ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 3, 2018: Despite his young age Rashid Al Dhaheri's racing exploits have seen him rapidly rise through the ranks of the karting scene in the UAE and Italy. In a further career development Rashid has taken part in his first race in China where he powered to a clean-sweep of victories.
The Abu Dhabi schoolboy made his debut in the China ASEAN ROK Cup at the Nanning International Karting track, where he lined up with other drivers in the 60cc Mini Class. The event consisted two back-to-back days of qualifying and racing.
On Saturday, Al Dhaheri qualified fastest to take pole position by three-tenths of a second over his nearest rival. In both heats, he controlled the pace and emerged as the comfortable winner in the final to score his first victory on Chinese soil.
Sunday was almost a carbon copy of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’Diego Ulissi will embark on his first ride since the Giro d’Italia as the Italian tackles the GP Lugano on Sunday 3rd June alongside the experienced Ben Swift and a team of young guns including: Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Aleksandr Riabushenko, Jan Polanc and Simone Consonni. The team will be supported by technical director Simone Pedrazzini.
Commenting ahead of the race, Ulissi explained: “I’ve lived in Lugano for years now, so this race has practically become an at-home event. In 2014 and 2016, my last two appearances in the GP Lugano, I came close to success, obtaining third and second place respectively in the final sprint. Usually the race comes down to a limited group of riders vying for victory, so it is important to make it ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018: Organisers of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have announced that pre-registration for the Montegrappa Writing Prize is now open. The competition has produced eight published authors in the last five years and is regarded in the region as one of the most significant ways for aspiring writers to get their work noticed.
First-time novelists from the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia are eligible to enter, providing that they are 21 years or older and have never published a novel before. Entries can be on any theme, but must be in English and include a 400-word synopsis of the book and the first 2,000 words of the almost completed manuscript.
All entries will be judged by international literary agent Luigi Bonomi, founder of Luigi Bonomi Associates (LBA) and literary agent for ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 31, 2018: Egypt’s World No.3 Marwan ElShorbagy has withdrawn from next week’s ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals due to a hamstring injury - meaning three-time World Champion England’s Nick Matthew will make the final appearances of his career at the season-ending tournament held at Emirates Golf Club between June 5-9.
Defeat to German qualifier Raphael Kandra at the Allam British Open earlier this month saw Matthew finish ninth on the PSA World Series Standings, which meant he missed out on a top eight place which would have seen him qualify for Dubai.
That match against Kandra looked set to be the 37-year-old’s last ever match on the PSA World Tour as he entered retirement but ElShorbagy’s withdrawal has handed the Englishman one last chance to bow out in a blaze of ......read more
March 3, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Second seed Lucas Pouille and third seeded Roberto Bautista Agut will face each other in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday.
Pouille was stretched to the limit before overcoming an opponent he also had a fierce battle with in the Marseille quarter-finals last week, needing two hours 19 minutes to beat seventh seed Filip Krajinovic 6-3 6-7 (4) 7-6 (5). Bautista Agut ended the brave run of unseeded wild card Malek Jaziri, winning 6-3 6-4.
Jaziri's performances have lit up Centre Court this week, and although he ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced a solid line-up of riders that will tackle the first Italian race of the 2018 season – Strade Bianche (Saturday 3 March). The race, held in the beautiful Tuscany hills in Central Italy, will feature UAE Team Emirates’ riders; Valerio Conti, Manuele Mori, Marco Marcato, Przemyslaw Niemiec, Jan Polanc, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Diego Ulissi, who recently competed in the Abu Dhabi Tour, securing a top 10 finish in the General Classification (GC). Guiding the riders will be Sports Director Daniele Righi, assisted by his ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: Tournament third seed Roberto Bautista Agut and wild card Marcos Baghdatis had a quick history lesson earlier in the week when they visited the Dubai International Financial Centre Gate and viewed the impressive images of the Founding Father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Alya Al Zarouni, Executive Vice President - Operations of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, said “The Gate represents Dubai ......read more
More than 7,400 people downloaded the Dubai Cares Scavenger Hunt application on their smartphones
106 participants rewarded with exciting prizes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 28, 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today the winners of the ‘“Dubai Cares Scavenger Hunt’, a three3-week initiative which ran between 8th and 29th January in partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2018: It was a case of Vorsprung durch technik meets Vorsprung durch tennis today as Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber surveyed the Audi sport models TTRS, RS3, RS 5 and SQ5 on display in the Tennis Village at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
And in a test of his skill Kohlschreiber accepted the challenge of hitting tennis balls into the boots of each of the cars.
Kohlschreiber said “Well it was a fun thing, I was allowed to shoot at the great Audis behind me, trying to get the balls into the boot, it was fun but ......read more
February 27, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Crowd favourite Marcos Baghdatis made a winning start at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships tonight, beating Viktor Troicki 7-5 6-2.
The 2016 finalist broke to take a 2-1 lead in typically flamboyant fashion with a perfectly placed lob. Although Troicki levelled at 3-3 in a contest of long baseline exchanges, Baghdatis earned a second decisive break at 5-5 and served out the set. A fine opening game of the second set then gave Baghdatis a further break that did much to dissolve his opponent's resistance.
"I think it was a great ......read more
Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari’s personal story shines a light on overcoming culture and gender bias in sport
Dubai, UAE, 25 February 2018: As the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 commence, Procter & Gamble’s campaign to promote universal equality in a world free from bias includes a heartwarming story of triumph over adversity that is closer to home for many of us in the Gulf region.
P&G’s ‘Love Over Bias’ series of films, which are the latest in its ‘Thank You, Mom’ campaign, relate real-life stories of ......read more
February 25, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday with a dominating 6-4 6-0 win over tournament giant killer Daria Kasatkina. It is the second time she has defended a title, after winning in Baku in 2013 and 2014, and she completed the job in just 70 minutes.
Svitolina, who now has 299 career wins, is the third player in the 18-year history of the WTA event to successfully defend her title, after Justine Henin in 2004 and Venus Williams in 2010
"It feels great," said ......read more
February 24 2018 – Dubai, UAE: Daria Kasatkina claimed a stunning 3-6 7-6 (11) 6-1 victory over Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday to set up a final showdown with defending champion Elina Svitolina, who defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3.
Although many might not be aware of the 20-year old Russian, Muguruza certainly was as Kasatkina held a match point against her when they last met a little over a year ago. That battle stretched to three hours and Muguruza only secured victory by winning the final ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff followed up his stage one victory with another top 10 finish, as the Norwegian battled hard in the bunched sprint to take a respectable seventh place and stay in contention for the General Classification (GC).
Commenting on today’s race, the European Champion said; “Today I didn’t have the same power as I had yesterday. There were other guys passing me and Viviani was very fast, but I was happy to fight for a good position today. The team put me in a positive position and I ......read more
Saeed Al Mansouri and Hamad Thani Al Maktoum’s HBT team create history in Fujairah
FUJAIRAH, 24 February 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah, inaugurated the Maktoum AlSharqi Falcon Championship, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), which began on Friday 23rd February in the Madhab area in Fujairah.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, stressed the importance of preserving the heritage of the UAE through customs and ......read more
The first helipad cinema in Dubai launches this week at Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February 2018: Dubai Festival City Mall is launching the first cinema on a helipad from 22 February to 14 April. In collaboration with Al-Futtaim Toyota, the unique Camry Helipad Cinema is situated on the iconic Festival Bay and will screen family favourite movies each weekend, including Overdrive, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Monster Family and more.
Shoppers need to simply provide any receipt of purchase from the Mall to ......read more
U12 UAE Schools and Streets teams demonstrate great potential for development
UAE Girls Challenge Abu Dhabi teams up for the challenge in national semi-finals
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 February 2018 – The last day of du Football Champions (duFC)’s Abu Dhabi group stages took place this week during which top teams in the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups in each category faced off in the knock out stage which will determine which team will move forward to the UAE National Semi-Finals which will be hosted in Dubai in April.
They new UAE Schools ......read more
February 22 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Top seed and defending champion Elina Svitolina and third seed Karolina Pliskova were involved in lengthy contests at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday, but both emerged as winners. Svitolina was stretched by Qiang Wang, who only received a place in the main draw as a lucky loser, but prevailed 6-1 5-7 6-2 in two hours 10 minutes, and Pliskova also took over two hours to overcome Carla Suarez Navarro 5-7 6-2 6-4. Wimbledon champion and second seed Garbine Muguruza defeated wild card Catherine Bellis 6-3 7-5 in a match that ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, on the Fifa World Cup Trophy visiting Dubai.
“The tour of the Fifa World Cup trophy to more than 60 cities around the world is evidence of its global appeal and a confirmation of Fifa World Cup’s status as the greatest sporting extravaganza on the planet.
“The trophy’s visit to Dubai as part of its global tour confirms the country’s position on the international sporting map. Dubai is one of the leading destinations of the world; it is a brand which enjoys great ......read more
February 21 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Angelique Kerber demonstrated the fantastic form that has seen her win 13 of her 15 matches this season as she swept aside 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships finalist Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes.
Kerber, who has fully turned around a challenging 2017 to win Sydney, reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the quarter-finals in Doha, dominated her opponent from the start and once she had taken an early lead she showed no signs of surrendering her advantage. Now she will face the player who beat Strycova in ......read more
HE Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi announces that 7 of the winners will be hosted at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and get the chance to meet to HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and explain their innovative projects to HH.
UAE Young Scientist Award goes to Sultan Binbader from Alrefah School for his 'Emergency Robot' project.
6 UAE Ministers take part in the student retreat discussions and listen to students challenges and aspirations.
Winners of 3D competition announced
Dubai, 21 February 2018: The National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival ......read more
It’s time for Women in Science to Shine
Program to award fellowships worth EUR 84,000 to outstanding female scientists in the GCC and Yemen
Dubai, 21 February 2018 – L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is once again looking for worthy candidates for this year’s program. The annual initiative, in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, aims to recognize and promote women pursuing science in the ......read more
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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ are targeting glory on home soil with the Dubai Tour (6 – 10 February) the first stop in a series of races across the GCC that includes; The Tour of Oman (13 – 18 February) and concludes at the end of February with the Abu Dhabi Tour (21 – 25 February).
The line-up for the Dubai Tour – the first race in the UAE for the Emirati team this season – will feature two of the team’s newest members; former U-23 World Road Race Champion, Sven Erik Bystrøm and reigning European Road Race ......read more
February 4 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Two of the most exciting young players on the ATP World Tour will be vying for the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title when play gets underway later this month, with both Lucas Pouille and Karen Khachanov ready to make their mark and continue their climb up the rankings.
Pouille already signalled his intent here last year when he fought all the way to the semi-finals before losing to eventual champion Andy Murray. Having received the 2016 Most Improved Player Award, voted for by his fellow players, he went on to enjoy a ......read more
Porcelain vessels designed by Sheikha Hind currently being displayed as part of PostCraft Collection
Sharjah, February 04, 2018: The uniquely different stages of the UAE’s development form the artistic focus of a collection of vases that is currently touring around the region. Designed and produced by Sheikha Hind Al bint Majed Al Qassimi, proprietor of the Designed by Hind brand, the vessels are a personal interpretation of the three significant historical periods that have defined the progress of the country; pre-oil, oil and post-oil.
Titled ‘Is-Dher’, ......read more
Kids will have the chance to perform on the Main Cultural Stage of Global Village within the Global Show Academy
The festival, dedicated to celebrating children, runs from 3rd to 24th February 2018
A football challenge for children will be held during Kids Fest
4 February, 2018 -Dubai, UAE: Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and a family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced the return of Kids Fest, for its 3rd successive year, from 3rd – 24th February 2018.
Kids Fest will be a 21 day ......read more
Saeed Al Kaabi will face-off against Matar Al Habsi in the second semi-final next Friday
DUBAI, 4 February 2018: Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi displayed magnificent all-round skills to become the first contestant to achieve a perfect score of 50 during the ninth episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village on Friday 2nd February.
It came at a perfect time for the experienced Yuweel artiste who virtually sealed his spot in the final with his flawless ......read more
Gems Modern Academy won the match by eight wickets
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 3rd 2018: Students from Gems Modern Academy school were at their best in the Final Round of Elite School League (ESL), a cricket tournament conducted by Robin Singh Sports Academy with Aster and Transworld Group as title sponsors at the Ajman MCC ground on February 2nd. The League produced not only centuries, but also deadly bowling spells and spectacular all-round performances.
Watched by Indian Test star and renowned coach Robin Singh, ESL aims to identify top cricket talent in the UAE. ......read more
Tournament is a qualifier for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals to held on 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 1st February 2018: Team F3-K headed by falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin began their quest to qualify for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals with a hat-trick of victories on the opening day of 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) on Thursday 1st February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in ......read more