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    Twitter Launches Regional Wellness Campaign

    Campaign aims to raise awareness of physical and mental wellness in the gaming community amidst the global pandemic    United Arab Emirates, 6 April 2019:   Twitter has launched the  ?????_??????_??# (Always play it right) , an awareness campaign centered around wellness in gaming in the region. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of physical and mental wellness within the gaming community during a period when many are spending the vast majority of their time at home. Moreover discussing the significance of  maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle amongst gaming enthusiasts in the MENA region. Gaming continues to be a key topic on the platform, in 2019 there were over 1.2 billion Tweets about gaming, up nearly 20% year on year. In fact, last year gaming hashtags were amongst the ......read more

    Karl Lagerfeld Introduces #stayhomewithkarl Initiative on Social Media

    The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms.   Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating a sense of community, upcoming performances will be hosted by various members of the #TEAMKARL brand family. Examples include a drawing class from ......read more

    "Stay Home" Instagram Sticker Launches in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:   Today we’ve officially launched the new “Stay Home” sticker on Instagram in the UAE! The sticker is intended to help people show how they’re social distancing safely and encourage others to do the same. It’s also a great hub for curated tips and entertainment initiatives during self-quarantining.   The sticker was launched last week in a couple of countries and garnered adoption rates that crossed a 100M usage in the first week alone!   

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    Yousif Mirza Upbeat Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Postponement

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:   I have come to terms with the fact that the 2020 cycling season is looking very different than normal because of the coronavirus crisis. All major sporting events around the world have been postponed including this summer’s Olympic Games, which I believe to be a wise decision.    Postponing is an important word in that sentence. They haven’t cancelled the Olympics; they’re just changing the date. Tokyo 2020 was such a huge goal of mine and has been for a number of years but this target hasn’t changed, it just means that the dates have been pushed back. It’s something that has obviously disappointed me in the short term but it’s a decision I agree with.    There is no better feeling than representing your country at ......read more

    Top Personal Trainer Thanks Dubai Sports Council for “Be Fit, Be Safe” Campaign

    Campaign reached 1.3m this weekend and more than 3,800 people shared their home workout videos and photographs with the Council   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 29, 2020:    One of UAE’s leading personal trainers has joined a chorus of support for Dubai Sports Council’s “Be Fit, Be Safe” campaign, which is trending online with widespread support from all sections of the community and reached close to 1.3 million people at the weekend. The “Be Fit, Be Safe” campaign was launched earlier this month to encourage members of the community to exercise at home following the precautionary closure of gyms to combat the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Through the campaign, which is being run under the hashtag #DSCchallenge, Dubai Sports Council is urging members of the ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Concludes a Record-Breaking Year for Heritage Sports

    Dubai, March 26, 2020:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the conclusion of a record-breaking 2019-2020 season for heritage sports, with new records set and greater number of participation registered for various tournaments and events that promoted Emirati cultural heritage.   Organised under the generous directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the annual championships were held between December 2019 and March 2020 spread across key locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman.    For almost two decades, the Fazza Heritage Championships have become an enduring legacy attracting nationals, expatriates, Arabs in the region and competitors from around the world competing in diverse heritage sports that include ......read more

    Keeping the Community Safe and Informed on COVID-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency in January, Instagram has taken steps to help people access accurate information, stay safe, and stay connected.   Today we're announcing additional updates:   • Including more educational resources in Instagram Search • Adding stickers to promote accurate information • Removing COVID-19 accounts from recommendations, unless posted by a credible health organization • Rolling out the donation sticker in more countries and helping people find relevant nonprofits to support • Creating a shared story to help those practicing social distancing connect with others, using a “Stay Home” sticker • Launching a new ......read more

    The James Dyson Award 2020 is Open for Entries:

     We are looking for inventors solving big problems.  This year there will be two winners – not one.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 24, 2020:   Since 2005, the James Dyson Award (JDA) has challenged inventive and entrepreneurial undergraduates and recent graduates of engineering and design, to invent something that solves a problem. 1 in 5 past winners, who each received the AED 140,000 prize, have gone on to successfully commercialise their inventions.  In addition to the International winner, in 2020 the JDA will crown a second winner, focused on Sustainability for the first time. James Dyson said, “Each year we have been struck by the ingenuity and conscience of young people to solve really big problems. So many of the James Dyson Award entries have a focus on improving ......read more

    At Home Anywhere: Rachael Lynn's Guide to Feeling at Home Wherever Life Takes You

    ** New Book Helps Cultivate the Feeling of Home in Yourself, no matter where the world takes you **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2020:   Have you ever moved to a new house, moved to a new part of the country or packed up all your belongings and moved to a whole new country? Most of us have experienced the logistical nightmare of moving, but have you ever taken a moment to appreciate the emotional impact such a change can have on your wellbeing?  Whether you are moving home or moving to a new country, navigating the emotional impact of being uprooted can be very challenging and feeling at home in yourself can be a lot harder than feeling physically at home in your new abode. Loneliness, sadness and isolation are all emotions many of us go through and understand these feelings and finding a way ......read more

    Twitter Expands Its Safety Rules in Relation to COVID-19

    Twitter launches a dedicated COVID-19 Event page in Arabic   Twitter is regularly working with and looking to trusted partners, including public health authorities, organizations and governments to inform its approach.    Starting today and in place during this outbreak, Twitter will be making the below changes to its policy enforcement approach:   ● Broadening its definition of harm to address content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information. Rather than reports, it will enforce this in close coordination with trusted partners, including public health authorities and governments, and continue to use and consult with information from those sources when reviewing content. Under this new guidance, it will require people to remove ......read more

    Temporary Suspension of Theme Parks Activities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2020:   In line with preventive measure for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and current public health emergency following the direction of Dubai Department of Economic Development, IMG Worlds of Adventure will be closed till 31st of March 2020. The Dubai Department of Economic Development has directed us to temporarily suspend our activities in response to this pandemic issue. This decision has taken into the well-being of our guests and team members after a careful consideration of this present situation. This is not an easy decision but this is best way to cope with the rapidly evolving situation as a precautionary measure.  

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    UAE-based Female Executives Are Motivated to Make a Positive Impact on the World, KPMG UAE Female Leaders Outlook Report Finds

    Dubai, 11 March 2020: Half of UAE-based female leaders feel driven to make a positive impact on the world compared with 32% of global peers, according to KPMG’s latest UAE Female Leaders Outlook. In addition, a majority (74%) feel it is their personal responsibility to align their organization’s environmental, social and governance policies to reflect customers’ values.  The report also showed that although 78% of UAE-based female leaders are optimistic about growth for their own company, only 40% are confident about the global economy. Female leaders view agility and innovation as vital components of their company’s success in the future, with a majority (84%) saying agility is the new currency of a successful business.  Pilar De Miguel, Partner, Digital & Innovation at KPMG Lower Gulf, said: ......read more

    The Gift of Time and Convenience This Mother's Day With LG Electronics

    The Best in Smart Appliances to Spoil Mothers on this Special Occasion With Mother’s Day around the corner, LG Electronics helps you pamper your otherwise busy mother with time-saving and thoughtful gifts that makes every day a little easier. The variety of products across different functions are ideal not only as a token of appre-ciation but also in recognizing her investment of time and effort into the daily function-ing of the family. By easing the burden on her, these gifts go far beyond the day of cele-bration to deliver convenience all year round.   LG TWINWash  Product Model: FH0C9CDHK72_F70E1UDNK12 With the LG TWINWash, laundry is made easier than ever before by having the ability to wash two loads simultaneously leaving mom with more time for other relaxing activities. The main washer drum is ideal ......read more

    IMG Worlds Gears up with Extra Precautions for Health & Safety against the COVID-19

    The health and safety of guests and team members is IMG’s top priority     Dubai- 10th March, 2020:  IMG has put in extra precautions in terms of health & safety due to unfortunate circumstances around the COVID-19. The health and safety of our guests and team members is our top priority, and we have conducted several COVID – 19 training sessions with our hospital partner NMC as we are staying up-to-date and closely following all the official advice and guidance of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).    In terms of additional in-park safety & control measures,    • The first leisure and entertainment venue to install thermal cameras at the entrance to the park to check all arriving visitors to IMG ......read more

    The Fatima Bint Mubarak World Sports Awards Calls for Entries

    The region’s biggest international sports awards, scheduled to take place on 17th November in Abu Dhabi, is now open for entries from 8th March  Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tuesday, 10th March: The region’s leading global sports awards, the Fatima bint Mubarak World Sports Awards, is now open for award submissions. Welcoming submissions from around the world the Awards, scheduled to take place on 17 November at Emirates Palace Hotel, draws leaders from across the sporting world to honor the stand-out performances in the field of sports worldwide from the past four-year Olympic cycle. Fatima bint Mubarak World Sports Awards are the first in the region to recognize talent from around the globe and will feature three categories – individuals, federations and partners and sports personality of the year. The categories ......read more

    New Records Set at 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving

    • Polish, Omani and Kuwaiti divers excelled     Dubai, March 8, 2020:   It was another record-breaking final at the 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) at the Hamdan Sports Complex on Saturday night.   Polish, Omani and Kuwaiti divers recorded not only their personal best but also smashed some world and tournament records, proving that the freediving championship in Dubai has gone from strength to strength over the years.   A total of 30 divers from 12 countries competed in the final round, divided into three categories – Professional, UAE Nationals and GCC Amateurs, and Juniors (for UAE Nationals and GCC) – with 10 competitors in each category.   Polish freediver Mateusz Jan Malina, holder of 5 ......read more

    Emirati Juma Obaid Al Ali Wins the Title of Fazza Championship for Youlah and Dh 1M Award

    Dubai, March 8, 2020:   Emirati Juma Obaid Al Ali has been crowned as the Meydan Knight during the grand awarding ceremony of the 20th edition of Fazza Championship for Youlah held at Dubai Global Village over the weekend.   Al Ali, a former junior champion in Youlah, was awarded the Fazza Gold Cup and also took home the grand prize of Dh1 million.    The annual heritage sport, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, which is now on its 20th edition and 15th year of the live program n Sama Dubai TV, has seen participation not just from UAE nationals but also performers from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Libya.   Al Ali had to go through weeks of intense competition before emerging as the grand champion. He bested another young Yuweel (Youlah perfomer Sultan Abdullah Al Ketbi, who ......read more

    30 Divers Battle for Top Prize at 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 07, 2020:    A total of 30 divers from 12 countries have qualified for the final round of the 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) taking place at the Hamdan Sports Complex on Saturday, March 7.   The finalists were classified into three categories – Professional, Nationals and GCC Amateurs and Juniors (Nationals and GCC) – with 10 competitors in each category.   The Fazza Championship for Freediving is a heritage sport designed to embody the traditional ways of diving in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf. Divers do not use any tools or underwater equipment but rely instead on traditional diving techniques used by early mariners in the UAE and the region.   Branko Petrovic from Serbia, winner of the 2016 ......read more

    Happy Mother's Day With Kalpa Kalparisma White Gold Snow Setting

    The Kalpa collection was one of the very first women’s collections created by Parmigiani Fleurier. This standard-setting series of watches has evolved into a number of sub-brands including:  Kalpa Kalparisma, Kalpa Donna and Kalpa Piccola.  Made specifically for the elegant woman of style, the collection has moved away from Parmigiani’s characteristic round dials and instead sports a decidedly trendy rectangular outline which adds to the collection’s appeal. The design is narrow and handcrafted for women, in a timeless studded strap construction.  The stunning newcomer in this collection – the Kalpa Kalparisma with white gold snow setting, is set to dazzle fine watch-loving ladies from the region, with its unabashed sense of style and glamorous, bejeweled magnetism packed in its svelte ......read more

    Full Speed Ahead for Desert Challenge 30th Anniversary

    Ben Sulayem: One of Middle East’s biggest motor sport success stories set for another classic cross country rally episode Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5th March, 2020: Preparations are in full swing for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge as the renowned cross country rally heads for its 30th anniversary later this month. Taking place from 21-26 March, the Desert Challenge forms the second round of the 2020 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies for cars and buggies and the opening round of this year’s FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship for bikes and quads. “We are preparing for the Desert Challenge with maximum commitment and look forward to making this a memorable 30th anniversary edition of the event,” said Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization, the rally organisers, ......read more

    Twitter's New Topics Browser Launches in Arabic

    Those whose Twitter language settings are in Arabic will now be able to follow Arabic Topics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2020:   Three months ago, Twitter launched Topics to make it easier to find the most interesting conversations happening on Twitter about the things people love. People can now follow conversations about a topic similar to how they’d follow an account with one single tap. Today, the Topics selector is launching in Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish in addition to English. This allows people to go into the Topics tab and select Topics to follow based on the language settings of their Twitter application.. Topics that are currently in Arabic include  sports (football, tennis, wrestling, combat sports), music (genres, musicians), actors, gaming among ......read more

    Introducing a Revolutionary E-stroller That is Making Parental Life Even More Enjoyable and Effortless

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 03, 2020:   The CYBEX e-PRIAM isn’t just another new stroller on the block, this is the very first battery powered e-stroller in the region and is yours to exclusively wheel away from Mamas & Papas today! This stroller combines luxury, design and functionality with smart features allowing parents to travel more, carry more and fit more into their busy schedules.   The CYBEX e-PRIAM makes child’s play of hilly cities and rough ground. Sensors in the handlebar monitor pushing and pulling effort, while a smart algorithm guides motors integrated in the frame to add support when required – giving parents a helping hand when they need it most:   • Smart Hill Support: When parents travel uphill and the handlebar sensors detect pushing pressure, the ......read more

    HHC Announces Camel Trek Marathon for Expats and Visitors in the UAE

    Dubai, 2 March 2020:  In a bid to further promote the UAE’s rich cultural heritage, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the staging of an annual ‘Camel Trek Marathon’ for expats and visitors in the UAE. Under the directive by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the announcement comes on the heels after the successful staging of a camel race for participants of the HHC’s annual Camel Trek. At least 13 expatriates from China, Japan, UK, Romania, Finland, USA, Germany and Armenia showcased their experience in racing camels last February 12.  The ‘Camel Trek Marathon’ will be held next year, alongside the 6th National Day Camel Marathon, as part of the Arabian Camel Festival under the patronage of ......read more

    Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas To Meet In Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 29, 2020:   Top seed Novak Djokovic fought off three match points before overcoming third seed Gael Monfils 2-6 7-6 (8) 6-1 to reach the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and he will now meet second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who ended the run of unseeded Daniel Evans 6-2 6-3.   Four-time champion Djokovic is now on a 20-match winning streak dating back to last year at the Davis Cup Finals, and he has now beaten Monfils 17 straight times. But his survival hung in the balance as after losing the opening set he failed to convert two set points at 5-4 and another three at 6-5 in the second set and then found himself 6-3 down in the tiebreak.   But after fighting his way out of that crisis and levelling the match on his eighth set point, Djokovic dominated the third ......read more

    UK's Georgia Hall Amongst Golf Stars Confirmed to Compete in Saudi Ladies International Next Month

    World’s top female golfers preparing to compete in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the first time with Georgia Hall, Amy Boulden and Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth heading to the renowned Royal Greens Golf and Country Club next month 26th February 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: English golf star Georgia Hall is the latest big name to be confirmed for the history-making inaugural Saudi Ladies International – in what will be the first time that professional female golfers have played competitively in the country. Hall stunned the golfing world when she won the 2018 Women's British Open – the first woman from England to do so in 14 years. The 23-year-old won the Ladies European Tour (LET) Order of Merit in both 2017 and 2018 as well as winning the ‘Player of the Year’ accolade.  ......read more

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    Team Abu Dhabi Star Al Mulla Dominates Again in China

    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

    Team Abu Dhabi Stars Chase Double World Title Boost in China

    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

    Pure Born: A homegrown brand with a global vision to change our planet and protect our future

    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

    Dua Lipa: live at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah on 15 November

    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

    Watch the biggest action-entertainer film ‘WAR' at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

    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

    Dubai to Stage Middle East's First Interschool Esports Tournament

    • 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

    ‘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

    Put your best foot forward for Afrobeats dance championship at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah

    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

    Burjuman's Rising Stars Awarded in a Spectacular Finale

    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

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture organises Umrah trips for new Muslims

    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

    DANS relocates to Al Qouz, offers 1-month free dance classes

    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

    Qalandars in Quest for Glory as Latest Team to Join Abu Dhabi T10

    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

    Yon Moreno and Jessica Towl top the honours at 10th Ice Warrior Challenge

    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

    Bangladeshi pride on display as Bangla Tigers join Abu Dhabi T10

    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

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and National Geographic Release First Film on UAE Space Program

    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

    Beat the heat at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai with rain, music and dance

    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

    Celebrating its 10th year, Ice Warrior Challenge promises a bigger and tougher show

    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

    UAE Team Emirates Looking to Do the Italian Job With Three Days of Racing in Southern Europe

    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

    Al Qemzi Keeps Team Abu Dhabi on Course for Quadruple World Title Success

    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

    Nikon ME Launches Film Festival - Cinema Z

    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

    A Proud Moment for the UAE as Pogacar Podiums at La Vuelta and Makes History for His Team

    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

    Saxophone night with a view!

    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

    Nominate your Nipper to be the face of The Studio Dubai!

    ** 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

    Al Qemzi Sets Early Pace in Portugal

    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

    Pogacar Wins His Third Stage and Rides Onto the Podium in the General Classificaton at La Vuelta

    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

    Top 10 Stage Finish Keeps Pogacar in Gc Contention at the Vuelta a Espana

    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

    Middle East Startup Wrappup (Voicea) acquired by Cisco

    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

    UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Inches Closer to a Second Place Finish at La Vuelta

    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

    Colourful Onam Festivities to Kick-start at Arabian Center

    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

    Diego Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates as They Take on a Double Bill of Racing in Canada

    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

    A Resiliant Ride From UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Keeps the Young Talent in White at La Vuelta

    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

    Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi unveils Al Ain Cultural Programme agenda for September

    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

    Khabib Crowned Lightweight King at Epic Ufc 242 Showdown

    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

    A Pure Class Performance From Pogacar as He Earns His Second Stage Win at La Vuelta

    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

    Dubai Knights Eagles To Host Open Day Ahead Of Upcoming Season on 6th September

    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

    Abu Dhabi Media and National Geographic Document Historic Pope Visit to the UAE

    • 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

    Registrations open for 7th Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament

    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

    Fabyland launches ‘Spin and Win' campaign for families

    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

    Perfect Pogacar Takes Extraordinary Stage Win for Uae Team Emirates at the Vuelta a Espana

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 02, 2019:   20-year-old Tadej Pogacar put in the ride of his life on stage 9 at the Vuelta a Espana today, to take the win for UAE Team Emirates in his first ever Grand Tour, during his first ever season on the World Tour.    Despite being the youngest rider in the race, Pogacar was able to outwit and outclimb some of the most experienced and decorated professional cyclists in the world, including World Champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) who came 4th, race favourite Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) who finished 3rd and the ......read more

    Stage Win and Leaders Jersey for UAE Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff in Germany

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:   Alexander Kristoff has won the second – and longest - stage of the Tour of Germany, a 202km route from Marburg to Göttingen.  Second place went to Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), third Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck - Quick Step). The standings are the same in the general classification where the Norwegian now leads by 10 seconds.   Kristoff said: "I suffered all day. I fell back in the middle of the stage but then I managed to return to the group where, as the kilometers went by, I started ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Set for a French Revolution as It Heads to the Bretagne Classic-quest France

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  29, August 2019:    UAE Team Emirates heads to France with a well-rounded squad to tackle the rolling terrain of the World Tour Classic Bretagne-Ouest France (September 1), in a race which is likely to favour the sprinters.   After leaving Plouay, the riders will travel a total of 248.1kms, including a 13.9km circuit in the closing quarter of the race.   The route features two dirt tracks in the central part of the course, and packs in nearly 4,000m of climbing.    Australian sports directors Allan Peiper and ......read more

    6 Back-to School Hacks That Every Parent Should Consider

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, August 2019:   Once again, it’s back to school time and parents and children can struggle to get back in the swing after a long holiday! Drop-offs, stationary, pick-ups, after school activities and the list goes on. However, we live in a technologically advanced country with great options to make our lives easier. Here are some hacks that can make the back to school transition seamless for the kids and stress free for parents!   1. Set a to-do-list system   Getting forgetful is only normal with a dozen of things to ......read more

    Catch the latest action-packed film Saaho at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai with a special all-inclusive promotion

    Dubai, 28 August 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 latest action-thriller Indian film Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, while enjoying park access and refreshments. Visitors can explore the magic of Bollywood with this exclusive offer on one-day park tickets priced at AED 60, which will include the price of the movie ticket, popcorn and a soft drink, as well as unlimited access to rides and attractions. The movie will be screened at ......read more

    City Football Schools Players From the UAE Travel the World to Train With Elite Footballers and Coaches

    UAE, 28 August 2019:   Five young players from Manchester City Football Schools in the UAE have travelled to clubs all over the world as part of their development programme.   The initiative is unmatched in UAE and Middle East youth football – allowing young players the chance of a full experience at a City Football Group club on the international stage.  The five boys – aged between 10 and 13 – were coached at Manchester City FC, New York City FC, Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan and Girona FC in Catalonia.    They have all been part ......read more

    DSC and South Korea Consul General discuss ways to enhance cooperation

    Dubai Sports Council and South Korea Consul General discuss ways to enhance cooperation in sports Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, August 2019:  HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received HE Chun Young-wook, Consul General of the Republic of South Korea in Dubai, at the council's headquarters this week and the two discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in the sphere of sports and to achieve their common objectives of spreading the culture sports. The meeting comes within Dubai Sports Council’s framework to work with partners from ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Closes in on F2 World Title With Victory in Italy

    Emirati dominates from start to finish in Brindisi  to open up big championship lead     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26th August, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi has taken a major step towards a second UIM F2 World Championship title after an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Italy.   The 2017 champion extended his lead in this year’s series to 30 points over Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen with a commanding performance in Brindisi where he dominated proceedings over two days.   Al Qemzi will now aim to clinch the world title during ......read more

    Double Top Ten as Aru Bounces Back at Vuelta

    Fifth and eighth for UAE Team Emirates on day two   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, August 2019:   After the disappointment of the high speed crash on Saturday, UAE Team Emirates came back to animate the closing kilometres of the stage 2 arrival from Benidorm to Calpe on Sunday.    A group of four riders moved away in the early stages but would be reeled in as the peloton neared the final ascent. When the riders crested the final climb of the Cat.2 Alto de Pulg Llorenca (3.1km @ 8.8%) it was World Champion, Alejandro Valverde, who forced the pace ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi Completes Pole Position Hat-trick in Italy

    Emirati dominates qualifying as he bids to increase lead in F2 world title race     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25th August, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi maintained his 100% qualifying record in the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today by clinching pole position for the Grand Prix of Italy.   Just as he did during the previous two rounds in Lithuania and Norway, Al Qemzi dominated qualifying in Brindisi where two of the three stages were carried over from last night.   After setting fastest times in the first two qualifying phases, the Emirati ......read more

    Mums and kids enjoy a barrel of laughs with Boomerang MENA's first laughter yoga session in the UAE

    Dubai, 25 August 2019:  Who says you need a reason to laugh? At Boomerang MENA’s rib-tickling laughter yoga session held at Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, mums and kids laughed non-stop for 45 minutes, for no apparent reason! The indoor venue rang out with cackling, hooting and jubilant cries as mums and kids unleashed a volley of uncontrollable giggles that revealed their humorous side.  The session was held in collaboration with KidzApp, and led by the only Emirati certified laughter yoga instructor in the UAE – Naser Al Riyami – who channeled ......read more

    Comedy evenings continue at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai with stand-up comedian Karunesh Talwar in the spotlight

    Dubai, 25 Aug 2019:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai is becoming the go-to destination for comedy this summer season with a line-up of India’s leading comedians and artists taking to the stage and entertaining audiences with their witty sense of humour.     Popular stand-up comedian, Karunesh Talwar, will be the next to perform on September 6th at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience.   Karunesh Talwar, a young comedian and writer who entered the ......read more

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