Peter Haugaard, Head of People, Performance and Culture, KPMG Lower Gulf
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2020: KPMG is proud to be associated with Ghadan 21, as we are committed to support the development of national talent and help realize Abu Dhabi’s vision of shaping the future through a knowledge-based economy.
To fulfill this, KPMG developed the Pre-Audit Qualification Training (PAQT) framework together with the Human Resources Authority (HRA) and Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA). The program aims to provide young UAE nationals with training and guidance, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the audit profession in the private and public sector, and to contribute to the growth and development of the local economy. This program is now expanding to ......read more
Sulayem says young Emirati shows the talent MENA region has to develop into world champions
Dubai, UAE, 17th February, 2020: Young Emirati karting ace Rashid Al Dhaheri has added to his reputation as one of the Arab world’s rising motor sport stars with a brilliant victory in the prestigious 25th Winter Cup in Lonato, Italy.
The 11-year old, chasing his dream to become a Formula One driver, produced a superb performance to clinch the Mini Rok title in a field of 64 drivers at the famous South Garda Karting circuit.
In the 12-lap final he shrugged off a powerful challenge from top young Russian drivers Dimtiry Matveev and German Foteev to advance his superb winning record in Italy.
More than 300 drivers from 47 countries were in action at the weekend in the season-opening Winter Cup in Lonato, which ......read more
World champion Al Mulla tops again as Emirati teenager Salman grabs best finish yet
Kuwait City, Kuwait, 16th February, 2020: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer was denied back-to-back victories in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today by another dramatic twist in the opening round of the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
The Emirati rider, who won the previous day’s first Runabout GP1 moto from pole position, made another superb start to moto two and held a comfortable lead from Kuwait’s Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq before being halted by mechanical problems on the eighth of 18 laps.
Four-time world champion Abdulrazzaq went on to win by 28.81 seconds from last year’s championship runner up, Denmark’s Marcus Jorgensen, with reigning world ......read more
Al Tayer secures convincing victory to launch Runabout GP1 title bid as world champion Al Mulla shrugs off injury to win again
February 15, 2020: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer powered his way to an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today to launch his title challenge in the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
The Emirati rider followed up his first pole position success in the series 24 hours earlier by winning the opening Runabout GP1 moto of the season in convincing style on a dramatic day of racing.
Team Abu Dhabi’s second victory of the day arrived from reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla who took the first moto less than a month after breaking his right shoulder in training, having missed the previous day’s ......read more
February 13, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE: The most exciting new star to arrive on the ATP Tour in recent years is ready to make his second bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title.
Stefanos Tsitsipas arrived in Dubai a year ago as a budding superstar after upsetting Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Although Federer avenged that defeat in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final to claim his eighth Dubai crown and the 100th singles title of his career, Tsitsipas overcame Federer again in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London before going on to win one of the biggest prizes in the sport with victory over Dominic Thiem.
“The rise of Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last year has been astonishing,” said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free. “His performances ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 12, 2020: Online art gallery Artezaar.com has teamed up with The J Café at JYSK store to create an exclusively curated selection of artworks by locally based artists. The partnership aims to drive the region’s emerging art scene and make affordable art accessible to everyone.
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2020 – Locally based artists in the UAE have a new platform to exhibit their artwork as Artezaar.com online art gallery and The J Café at JYSK partner to make affordable art more accessible.
The collaboration sees The J Café store in JYSK, Umm Suqeim become home to an extensive gallery of artworks, all painted in the UAE by locally based artists.
“Our artists are the soul of Artezaar. Being artists ourselves, we love collaborating with fellow artists and ......read more
Crown Prince gives prize to second placers
Dubai, 12 February 2020: The falcons by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, dominated the Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), on Tuesday at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area.
Elite falconers from across the UAE joined in the competition and Sheikh Hamdan’s birds named ‘Youth’ and ‘Shayboub’ topped the races in the Jirnas (falcons over one year old) classification.
In a generous move, the Crown of Prince of Dubai gave the prize money to the second placers. The gesture was seen as an inspiring motivation for falconers to continue excelling in ......read more
For the second year, Union Coop is among the list of ‘diamond’ sponsors of FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020: The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE ‘Union Coop’ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Club for People of Determination, under which the Union Coop sponsors the ‘FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination’ for the second year in a row. The move highlights Union Coop’s keenness to support the event morally and financially, to achieve an integrated society.
The MoU is signed by Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Director of Operations division, Union Coop on behalf of the CEO and Mr. Majed Abdullah Alosaimi, Executive Managing Director at the Dubai Club for ......read more
Swedish star targets fourth aquabikes crown
10 February, 2020: Emma-Nellie Ortendahl makes her Team Abu Dhabi debut in next weekend’s Grand Prix of Kuwait with her sights set firmly on a fourth Ski Ladies GP1 title in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
Sweden’s golden girl of aquabike racing teams up for the first time with reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla, Runabout GP1 contender Rashed Al Tayer and Ski GP1 rider Salman Al Awadhi in the opening round of 2020 season.
Ortendahl, who has initially signed a 12-month contract with Team Abu Dhabi, but this is expected to develop into a long-term relationship.
“We want to give her the opportunity to win many more world titles, and the whole team is happy to have her on board to ......read more
Sulayem says sport faces survival issue and must do more to draw steady flow of young drivers
Dubai, UAE, 10 February, 2020: Plans to launch motor sport’s first talent development model will be unveiled at the FIA Sport Regional Congress for the Middle East and North Africa which began in Muscat today (Monday).
The initiative is designed to reinforce efforts to attract a steady flow of young people into motor sport, which FIA regional Vice President for Sport, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, says is facing a survival issue.
Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO), has commissioned a study into the challenge faced by motor sport worldwide to bring in young talent in order to preserve its future.
It will be presented at the congress, to be attended by FIA President Jean Todt and ......read more
Kristoff 4th in final sprint in Valencia as Pogačar takes overall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020: After a winning display on stage 4 on the steep climb to Altea, Tadej Pogačar has cemented his victory in the Vuelta Valenciana (2.1).
With a relatively short final stage of 97.7 kilometres, it was destined to be a day for the sprinters. In the final kilometres UAE Team Emirates were active at the front with even race leader Pogačar pulling on the front in support of Alexander Kristoff. Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck Quick Step) proved quickest in the dash for the line with Kristoff just behind in 4th.
This result from Pogačar marks the 7th victory of the season for the UAE squad who will now turn their attention to the Tour Colombia 2.1 ......read more
February 09, 2020 - DUBAI, UAE: Tennis legend Kim Clijsters has chosen the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships hosting the WTA Tour to begin her eagerly awaited comeback to the game.
The 36-year-old, who surprised the tennis world late last year when she announced an intent to return to tennis seven years after playing her last match at the 2012 US Open, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2017. She has never competed in Dubai before, and is thrilled to finally join the stellar cast competing for the trophy.
“I am really excited to be getting back to the match court. I know it’s a special anniversary for the Dubai Duty Free Championships so it’s an honour to be making my return to the game and debut in Dubai at the same time. I ......read more
8th February, 2020: Kuwait’s Mohammed Bou Rabei powered his way to a Runabout GP1 victory in heat two of the UAE International Aquabikes Championship as Emirati Ahmed Al Hammadi secured a double title success.
With 82 riders competing in front of almost 3,000 spectators on the shore of Al-Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, Bou Rabei won the professional category, one of 11 classes overall, ahead of Mohammed Al-Baz and Youssef Al-Abd Al-Razzaq.
Al Hammadi secured the Sky Junior GP3.3 title from Saeed Al Awadi and Suhail Al Hammadi, and followed up with victory in the Runabout GP4 class ahead of Kuwaiti Ahmed Al Khudhari and Saud Youssef.
Staged by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), the event saw Frenchman Raphael Morin take the honours in Runabout GP2, beating Stefan Duliac ......read more
Dubai, 8 February 2020: The talented young winners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition were honoured today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (4-9 February 2020) in a special prize-giving ceremony. The annual competition is a fixture of the academic calendar with more than 3000 students from the UAE sending in their entries this year. The competition runs in Arabic and in English and is divided into age-specific categories: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-25. Each winner received a book containing their original short stories and a winner’s plaque. Presenting the awards at the ceremony were 2020 Festival authors Sara- Jane Arbury, Fiona Ross and Rania Zaghir.
The theme for the competition was ‘Tomorrow’. “This really ......read more
Favourite characters Ben and Holly, Angry Birds, Chhota Bheem, PJ Masks and Globo take over the park until 22 February
Dubai, UAE, 8 February 2020: Families can head to Global Village this month for Season 5 of ‘Kids Fest’ from 6 – 22 February, and enjoy perfect weather at every child’s favourite place to be.
At the world’s leading multi-cultural festival-park’s Kids Fest, characters from favourite shows spring to life. Kids can take part in a sing or dance-a-long at the specially-created live theatre shows, starring Chhota Bheem, Angry Birds, PJ Masks, Ben and Holly and Global Village’s own Globo. Kids are also invited to take part in high energy Bollywood and Hip Hop dance workshops.
Young guests can also enjoy giant board games such as ......read more
Dubai, 6 February 2020: The final four Yuweels (Youlah performers) have been announced and the Golden Square is now complete as the competition at the Fazza Championship for Youlah has intensified entering the semifinal round.
The annual heritage sport, which is now on its 20th year, has seen participation not just from UAE nationals but also performers from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Libya.
Issa Mahamas Al-Ahbabi and Juma Obaid Al Ali were the last two to qualify in the semifinal rounds. Al-Ahbabi gave a strong performance and scored a perfect mark of 50 points after successfully throwing his rifle high enough to reach the required height four times while Al Ali also delighted the crowd, composed mainly of young Arabs, with his confidence in performing the drills. Former Junior ......read more
● Opening on February 15, this exhibition unveils the 2020 iteration of the U.A.E. Unlimited platform, hosted by the Project Space at NYU Abu Dhabi, and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development
● Curated by Emirati arts researcher Nasser Abdullah, Intimaa: Belonging will feature photography and sculpture by UAE-based emerging artists
● The exhibition will also feature newly-commissioned poems by rising Emirati poets; these include Ahmed Al Mannai, Ali Al Mazmy, Hassan Al Najjar, and Shamma Al Bastaki
Abu Dhabi, February 5, 2020: Marking their first-ever collaboration with The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery, U.A.E. Unlimited will open Intimaa: Belonging to the public on Saturday, February 15, with a welcome reception at ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 03, 2020: In the final day of matches in the Abu Dhabi leg of the nationwide du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, all players in the nation’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cup played their heart out for their chance to make it to the UAE semi-finals of the competition that will be played in Dubai on March 7.
LaLiga Scouts were on the lookout to scout the capital’s top players and invite them to join the prestigious du LaLiga High Performance Centre, where they undergo a year-round professional development program to world-class standards, delivered by LaLiga clubs UEFA pro-certified coaches.
“The Abu Dhabi leg of the nationwide du Football Champions has had a great run in our 5th season. We witnessed some excellent football ......read more
• Interschool Esports Tournament to be held as part of GIRLGAMER Esports Festival.
• Organisers Meydan One and Galaxy Racer Esports, have proudly partnered with sponsor TechXHub.
• In response to overwhelming demand, the tournament is now open to all schools in UAE
Dubai – 2 February 2020: Meydan One and Galaxy Racer Esports today revealed key dates and details of the Middle’s East’s first-ever Interschool Esports Tournament, featuring FIFA 2020, which will take place from 21-22 February, 2020, at Meydan Grandstand, as part of the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival. The official Interschool Esports Tournament jersey has also been unveiled ahead of the highly anticipated event. The GIRLGAMER World Finals are set to take place in Dubai from 19-21 ......read more
Young UAE wakeboard riders inspired by world’s best challenged to reach top level
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1st February, 2020: Top Emirati professional rider Omeir Saeed secured his second successive victory in the UAE Wakeboard Championship as some of the rising stars of the sport in the Emirates grabbed a share of the spotlight.
Just as he did in the opening round of the series, Omeir dominated the Freeride category in round two, winning from Khalid Subaa, the UAE’s first national team captain, and Rashid Al Muhairi in third place.
Ahmed Al-Nuaimi won the novices class ahead of Abdullah Al Qasimi and Ahmed Al Rumaithi, with Mohammad Al Balooshi securing the juniors category from Hamed Al Balooshi and Muhammad Al Ketbi.
Five ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30th January, 2020: Omeir Saeed heads into the second round of the UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi tomorrow aiming for a second successive victory.
Omeir, first round winner in the Freeride category, is hoping to make it another family double alongside younger brother Ahmed who topped the junior class in November.
Khaled Matar Al Ali and Mohammed Amir Fayyad, who made it onto the Freeride podium for the opening round, are expected to be among the leading challengers again as the events gets underway at 8am off the Abu Dhabi corniche.
Organised by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, the event also includes a separate novices class, and follows the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships staged so successfully by ADIMSC in November.
Red ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 30 January 2020: JWI Dubai, an integrated creative agency, continues its global growth by extending its public relations services to the Middle East. The addition of a dedicated PR department will now enable JWI to provide its holistic approach to strategy, creative and content, all under one roof.
John Wilford, CEO of JWI, said: “We have experienced fantastic success delivering PR strategies and high-impact results to our clients in the UK. Therefore, it was a natural progression to expand our offering to our clients in the Middle East.”
This latest addition seeks to meet the increasing demand for a more integrated approach to PR in the region, offering clients a 360-degree approach to advertising and communications.
Dubai, 28 January 2020: Set to begin on Saturday (February 1), Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry – Telwah, announced today, the launch of a new category for ‘Falcon Owners’.
With the directions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, this new category will come into effect in the upcoming Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry on February 1-16, at Dubai’s Al Ruwwayyah desert area. The ‘Falcon Owners’ category is dedicated to participants who are also the caretakers of the falcons, thus availing wider opportunities for them and widening the participation in the heritage sport.
To boost the spirit of competitors, the total cash prizes for the winners were raised to more than ......read more
Urban inspired affordable art exhibition returns for sixth edition with curation of local and international art across painting, street art, fashion art, sculptures, photography and virtual reality
Dubai, UAE – 29 January, 2020: World Art Dubai, the region’s largest accessible and affordable retail art fair, is set to return to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 8-11 April with an even bigger pool of activations targeting all including established artists, emerging artists, collectors and those just starting their collection.
The sixth season of Dubai’s unique art and lifestyle event is poised to enhance its reputation for attracting established and budding art lovers and collectors of all ages with an expansive collection of 3,000-plus artworks curated from a local, ......read more
The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra
Dubai, 26th January, 2020: Following four days of enthralling golf, with the final day concluding in a windy finish on the course, the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic has resulted in a stunning victory for Lucas Herbert of Australia . The event played out on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club and included a number of world famous players including OMEGA’s own Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood.
For his prize, Lucas received a brand new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra, along with the championship trophy and winner’s check. The timepiece embodies a visionary design and sophisticated style. Presented on a brown leather strap, the symmetrical 41 mm case has been created in 18K Sedna™ gold and features a brown sun-brushed ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Emirati in control as he looks to extend lead in F2 world title race
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 August, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi provided more evidence today that he has the UIM F2 World Championship under control as he set the early pace in the Grand Prix of Italy.
Al Qemzi, who has carried a 14-point lead over Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen into the third round of the series in Brindisi, was in dominant form again during the Group A free practice session, setting a fastest lap of 34.5 secs.
With Sweden’s Daniel ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22, August 2019: UAE Team Emirates has a double bill of racing in Germany next week, starting with one-day WorldTour race, the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg (25 August), which is swiftly followed by a four day race around the country, the Deutchland Tour (29 August – 1 September).
Hamburg is one for the Sprinters and the seven man squad will ride in support of Alexander Kristoff, who has not only won the race, but been on the podium a further three times. They will be guided by Sports Directors Allan Peiper and Neil ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22, August 2019: Over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists, will come together in Dubai from 11th to 14th September in a unique group art exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to pay tribute to the Year of Tolerance in the UAE. The spectacular show, which will be held at the 2XL store on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, will feature more than 300 artworks with a message of ‘Tolerance’.
Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “As a tribute to UAE’s spirit of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2019: Facebook is announcing two updates to further strengthen Instagram’s security and help protect people who use the platform. First is expanding its Data Abuse Bounty program to include Instagram; second is introducing an invite-only bug bounty program for Checkout on Instagram before it expands beyond the US.
Last April, Facebook launched the Data Abuse Bounty program to help identify potential violations of the platform’s policies and reward people who report misuse of Facebook data by app developers. Now the program is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20, August 2019: With less than a week to go until the 74th edition of the Vuelta a Espana begins, UAE Team Emirates has revealed its eight man squad for the last Grand Tour of the season.
The group is packed full of experience, with 45 Grand Tours between the riders – 14 of which have been earned at the Vuelta. It will be led by Fabio Aru and Fernando Gaviria, who will have support from a well-rounded team, including the up and coming Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar who will earn his first ever Grand Tour ......read more
Emirati pair head for Grand Prix of Italy aiming for podium double
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19th August, 2019: Rashed Al Qemzi says Team Abu Dhabi’s Italian connection can help him extend his lead in the UIM F2 World Championship in Brindisi this weekend.
The 2017 F2 champion heads into the Grand Prix of Italy holding a 14-point advantage over his nearest rival, Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen, in the race for this year’s world title, and the Emirati driver is determined to widen the gap.
Al Qemzi and team-mate Rashed Al Tayer are spending ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18, August 2019: The week long Vuelta a Burgos proved to be a positive stage race for UAE Team Emirates, after it was animated by a series of strong individual and team performances.
Former World Champion, Rui Costa, ended the race with a respectable 10th spot in an overall classification that was full of highly rated riders. It followed his second place finish in the fifth stage of the race, which saw him break free from the lead riders with 1.6kms to go on a brutal summit finish.
Costa managed to gain a gap of ......read more
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Dubai, 17 August, 2019: As part of its efforts to spread Islamic culture and human values among the various strata of society, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), revealed the details of its calendar of activities for the second half of 2019. These include a variety of initiatives aimed at students, women, employees, spouses, parents and working groups, as well as the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 07, August 2019: With social media in full bloom, researchers at the United Arab Emirates University are delving deeper into the topic by finding out how Facebook uses the data it has collected.
At the end of last semester, Dr Fida Dankar, Assistant Professor in Security, set out to study the project along with three students from her college.
“We want to know how Facebook is using our data and what kind of experiment it is conducting,” she explained. “Moreover, we want to look at the settings of Facebook and find out ......read more
Just AED 99 Entry as Laguna Waterpark Host a Celebration of Caribbean Culture
Dubai, UAE, 6 August 2019: Recognised in the region for incredible promotions and exciting events, Laguna Waterpark continues to celebrate the UAE’s cultural diversity with yet another weekend celebration.
The trendy waterpark has announced it will host Caribbean Fest from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August, with tickets reduced to just AED 99 both online and at the park gate.
Available for residents and visitors alike, the one-off two-day ......read more
Two in five (39%) consider the time they spend with their children in the car is a valuable time to talk to them
Over a third (35%) believe the car is a safe space where they and their loved ones can open up to one another
The Eid Al Adha long weekend is the ideal time for families and friends to bond during a road trip
06, August 2019: In an age where social media hinders most of our physical human activity, Volkswagen Middle East’s latest study reveals that families use the time spent in the car to share secrets, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04, August 2019: The Dubai Sports Council’s “Intaleq” program for the summer of 2019 has come to a close with a number of young Emiratis students - girls and boys - taking advantage of this unique opportunity to gain workplace experience.
The Intaleq program is an initiative launched by Dubai Sports Council to train young Emirati students and professionals, and it comes under the framework of the Council’s efforts to empower members of the community and to prepare the nation's youth to work in any sector of ......read more
Harish Chib, Vice President – Middle East & Africa of Sophos explains the seven most important steps in securing the public cloud that every organization can follow.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04, August 2019: The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud have lead more and more organizations to take advantage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You can spin up a new instance in minutes, scale resources up and down whenever you need while only paying for what you use, and avoid high upfront hardware ......read more
Back at the scene of breakthrough F2 victory, Team Abu Dhabi driver aims to build on championship lead
Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates - 03, August 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi, back at the scene of his most significant victory yet in international powerboat racing, has a second UIM F2 World Championship crown firmly in his sights in Norway.
Al Qemzi, F2 champion in 2017, leads the 2019 series after his opening round win in Lithuania last month and has had only one target on his mind since arriving in Tønsberg for ......read more
Discover action, adventure, comedy, music and dance along with delectable cuisine
Dubai, 30 July 2019: Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is turning up the heat this summer with unbeatable offers for guests from now until September.
Visitors can discover the magic of Bollywood with this exclusive offer on one-day park tickets. A combination of six tickets will be priced at AED 450 including unlimited F&B across all restaurants at Bollywood Parks™ ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, July 2019: The second of this year’s Grand Tours - the Tour de France - may have ended, but the racing season is still very much alive for UAE Team Emirates as they send a squad packed full of exciting Italian talent to back up their star sprinter Fernando Gaviria at the Tour of Poland (3-9 August). Gaviria returns to racing after a prolonged absence due to a knee problem and will be looking for success in the sprint finishes, along with Diego Ulissi who is also targeting stage victories.
The team will be ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, July 2019: Cycling is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet and very few races on the professional cycling calendar are as challenging as the Tour de France.
On the 6th July, eight riders from UAE Team Emirates set off to tackle three weeks, 21 stages, five summit finishes and nearly 3,500kms of road racing. It was a Tour designed to test even the most accomplished bike rider and - with 30 categorised climbs, six of which went above 2,000m in the final three mountain stages – it did just ......read more
UAE Team Emirates is set to send a seven-man squad to take part in the second edition of the Adriatica Ionica (25 – 28 July).
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 July 2019: The line-up will be fronted by Jan Polanc, who will be supported by teammates Roberto Ferrari, Sebastian Molano, Manuele Mori, Rui Oliveira, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Rory Sutherland. The omens are positive for UAE Team Emirates, who had three riders finish in the top 10 of the General Classification in the inaugural event last year.
The race will open with a ......read more
Dubai, 23 July 2019: Get ready for a blast with Cartoon Network this summer season, with a host of delightful activities for kids from 17 July until 17 August at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Kids can immerse themselves in two fun zones – the Football Zone and the Cinema Zone, both featuring some of Cartoon Network’s biggest stars.
Join your favourite heroes – Ben 10 and the Powerpuff Girls in a thrilling entertainment extravaganza. Children of all ages can experience three unique events in the Hero Zone – which includes a Cartoon Network Ben 10-themed football zone, a ......read more
• The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee is accepting digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until July 31st, 2019
• The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival will return for its 8th edition February 1 – March 31, 2020
• His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opened the 2019 Festival at the recently restored historic village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town
Ras Al Khaimah, July 23 2019: The 8th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) is ......read more
Torrente, Al Mansoori complete back-to-back race victories on Lake Maggiore
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 July, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori completed back-to-back race victories to win the Grand Prix of Italy today for a perfect start to their title defence in the XCAT World Championship.
For the second day in succession, Torrente and Al Mansoori showed emphatically that they do not require the advantage of pole position to dominate races.
Having qualified in third position, they took the initiative from the start and emerged from the first turn ......read more
Emirates to become Official Partner and Airline for tournament to be hosted for first time in Iraq
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 July 2019: Emirates has today announced an agreement which will see it as the Official Partner and Airline for the ninth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship, taking place in Erbil and Karbala, Iraq from 2-14 August 2019. The deal demonstrates Emirates’ ongoing commitment to supporting football and connecting with fans across the region.
The West Asian Football Federation is one of the four regional ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff finished 7th and 9th respectively in today’s sprint finish, despite a mechanical in the final 500m that prevented Kristoff from fully exploiting another impressive lead out from the team’s up and coming young Belgian rider. The race was won by a matter of inches by Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) who marginally pipped Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to the line.
Stage 11 came after a well earned rest day for the riders and eased them back into ......read more
Dubai, 17 July 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting a live concert with leading Indian playback singer Amit Kumar on July 26th, where he will perform some of his classic hits.
Versatile singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar, will pay tribute to his father by performing live inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels. Amit Kumar has sung several Bollywood film songs since the 1970s and has won ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: On July 15th, at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium, MG Motor signed a contract with Liverpool FC that sees the British-born automotive brand become the world-famous football club’s official global partner.
With British sporting spirit in its DNA, MG Motor will further extend its status as an international brand through its collaboration with 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool FC. As a brand that appeals to young, sporty and passionate individuals, this high-profile partnership will further boost ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: Popular Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, entertained guests with a hilarious no-holds-barred show on July 12 at the Rajmahal Theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.
This was Kamra’s first performance at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and he didn’t disappoint with his witty lines and wisecracks. Needless to say, guests left with their funny bone tickled!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019: Instagram has announced it is rolling out new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying. The tools are grounded in a deep understanding of how people bully each other and how they respond to bullying on Instagram and are only two steps on a longer path.
Instagram has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for years to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos. In the last few days, it has started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: The Maison KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the launch of “A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project,” to celebrate the late creative director’s legacy through one of his most beloved styles: the white shirt.
Artists, actors, models, designers and friends of Karl have been invited to create their own version of his iconic white shirt, including Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Alessandro Michele,Takashi Murakami, and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen secured a top 10 finish on stage 10 of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish in the French town of Albi.
It was a tough day at the saddle with strong winds, evident as the peloton got to the final 60km and the pace was upped in an attempt to reign in the breakaway that had led the race until then. With 20km to go, an echelon was opened and the peloton fractured into three groups, with the first making sure they pulled away. The relentless pace kept going till ......read more
All-Emirati crew claim commanding race win while Torrente, Al Qemzi, Al Tayer, Abbate secure title on Necko Lake
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 15 July, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi wrapped up their first major powerboat racing title of the season today as Shaun Torrente, Rashed Al Qemzi, Rashed Al Tayer and Italian Tullio Abbate clinched the World Endurance Championships in Augustów, Poland.
This time the honours on the day went to the all-Emirati crew of Majed Al Mansoori, Mohamed Al Mehairbi, Rashed Al Remeithi and Faleh Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 36 who recorded a commanding ......read more
Football’s Top International Youth Tournament
Dubai, UAE – July 15, 2019: du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that its U14 teams have won the IberCup, the top international youth football tournament, which took place this year in Spain between July 9-13.
The IberCup brought together the world’s strongest academies from across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, providing youth the opportunity to face-off in a highly competitive 11-aside tournament.
This year witnessed the participation of top teams from ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ young up and coming talent, Jasper Philipsen put in another noteworthy performance at the Tour de France to claim an impressive 5th place finish in the chaotic bunch sprint finish that concluded Stage 7. Philipsen was one of two riders from the team to contest the sprint, with Alexander Kristoff coming in just behind him in 10th place. The race was won by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo Visma) after a mammoth 6 hour stage.
Stage 7 was to be the longest at this year’s tour, a 230km pan ......read more
Dubai, 10 July 2019: Well-known singer-composer Quratulain Balouch is set to dazzle visitors with her performance at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.
Quratulain Balouch, the popular Pakistani singer, composer and a songwriter, who is known for her famous track Woh Humsafar Tha, will entertain guests on July 19th inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels.
Balouch has won various ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ lead sprinter, Alexander Kristoff, showed off his form with a hard fought second place in stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France. Kristoff opened up his sprint in the final 200m after being perfectly led out by Jasper Philipsen. The Norwegian power house looked like he would take the victory, but was narrowly beaten to the line by Elia Viviani (Deceuninck Quick Step) after more than five hours of racing.
Stage 4 from Reims to Nancy was a relatively flat affair, with only two ......read more
Respective Bodies develop Executive Regulations to run Financial Policies and deal with Contracts, Incentives & Penalties
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 July 2019: Dubai Sports Council confirmed the importance of implementing the highest standards of governance & financial control to secure smooth running of work in the sports clubs & football companies in Dubai, as part of common collaboration with respective entities; top of which are the Financial Audit Authority and Department of Finance.
The requested standards of governance & financial ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 July 2019: Dubai Sports Council’s Board confirmed the importance of utilizing the artificial intelligence & technological applications to boost the sports field, as per the wise leadership’s policy
DSC’s Board has explained that Dubai Sports Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition to be convened on 14th & 15th Oct. 2019 with participation of elite group of top world companies & distinctive speakers. Approval is also made for the sessions & programs of the Conference; the first of ......read more
Rashid turns up the heat to secure WSK Euro Series Championship, in sweltering midnight race during a heatwave
Dubai, UAE – 02 July 2019: Young Emirati racing driver Rashid Al Dhaheri’s star continues to rise as he becomes World Series Karting Euro Series Champion in the Mini Series category, his second championship in a row this racing season. With consistently strong race performances throughout the whole WSK Euro Series, Rashid’s second-place podium finish in this challenging final night edition race at Adria International Raceway, saw him finish the series with ......read more
Emirati driver claims opening round victory as race ends in drama
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 01 July, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launched his bid to regain the UIM F2 World Championship title with victory in the Lithuania Grand Prix today as the opening round of the season ended in dramatic fashion.
The 2017 world champion won in Kaunas for the second time in three years when Norwegian Tobias Munthe-Kaas collected a one lap penalty for a race buoy infringement after finishing ahead of the Emirati.
It meant a perfect start to the season for Al Qemzi, who began the ......read more
In partnership with Kniterate, the campaign aims to raise awareness and funds to drive direct impact on an important issue facing refugees every winter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 June 2019: UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency has partnered with Twitter and Kniterate to launch a global five-month campaign today to proactively and collectively shed light on winter as an important issue facing Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the MENA region.
Currently around 14 million Syrians and Iraqis are displaced in the region. ......read more
RAKEZ Media Zone witnesses a steep increase in investor interest with surge in new business licences
Number of new media licences and freelancer permits grew to 360 from 130 in a year, recording 177% jump!
RAKEZ Media Zone is developing a world-class media zone for the media professionals and media companies
RAKEZ Media Zone will see the launch of new television channels, movie production houses and new media outlets
RAKEZ hosts over 14,500 businesses within its various zones, industrial belts and economic clusters
Ras Al Khaimah, 27 ......read more