The electronics giant ran a consumer competition on their Facebook page
Dubai, February 19, 2018: Nikai Electronics, a part of the Nikai Group of companies, has concluded its search for best legacy recipes on its popular social media platforms recently. The campaign, which received an overwhelming response from various nationalities across the GCC, was held to draw in the best recipes passed down through generations.
Speaking about the competition and engaging target consumers online, Mr. Karthik Moorthy, Vice President, Nikai Group of Companies, said, “Our social media team developed the idea of sharing the best recipes that have been passed down by mothers to our followers. This was intended to target the women between the age group 25-40 and engage them with their culinary skills. The campaign helped us ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018: Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, promises an action-packed week filled with entertainment options for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the Chinese New Year celebrations and for all movie enthusiast, there’s no place better than Roxy, the city’s only boutique cinema experience to catch all the Oscar nominated films.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Brief: Boxpark will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a series of performances, bound to transport guests to an oriental wonderland. With Chinese lanterns decorating the destinations, Chinese dragon dances, Chinese Folk Dances, Kung Fu Show, Han & Tang dance, Qipao Show and Face Changing performances.
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Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018: Alexander Kristoff recorded his first victory of the 2018 season and his first in UAE Team Emirates’ colours as the European Champion took home the final stage on the Tour of Oman, adding to his two previous victories on this stage in 2016 and 2017.
The Norwegian produced a thrilling display in the final sprint finish to take home the win ahead of his nearest rivals, Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Cycling Club), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana).
A five-man breakaway dominated the day’s riding, but an assured team performance gave UAE Team Emirates the edge, unleashing Kristoff in the sprint to take home a well-deserved win.
Commenting on his first ever UAE Team Emirates podium finish, Alexander Kristoff said; ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa will return to the UAE this week as the former World Champion attempts to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Tour (21-25 February) alongside a first-class rider line up. Competing alongside the Portuguese legend will be Italian Champion Fabio Aru, who makes his team debut and reigning European Champion Alexander Kristoff, who returns to the UAE following his top 10 performance at the Dubai Tour.
The three superstars will be supported in their quest for the General Classification title by Italian trio Roberto Ferrari, Manuele Mori and Diego Ulissi and Kristoff’s fellow Norwegian, Sven Erik Bystrøm. Guiding the team will be the experienced Sports Director duo, Matxin Joxean Fernández and Marco Marzano, both of whom led team at the ......read more
Discover an awesome celebration filled with festivities that welcome the Year of the Dog from 15-24 February
Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2018 – LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is gearing up to welcome Lunar New Year with a host of festive round-the-clock activities for the whole family.
From 15-24 February 2018, families visiting LEGOLAND Dubai will experience an authentic Lunar New Year Celebration with a Wishing Wall, a fun interactive Chinese New Year Trivia Wall, and an exciting four-meter-long mosaic building experience which will be made up of over 96,000 LEGO bricks.
One of the most time-honoured traditions during Chinese New Year is the custom of writing wishes for the year and placing them on ......read more
February 14 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: US Open finalist Madison Keys has already made a massive impression on the sport elsewhere, and now she is primed and ready to add the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her lengthening list of accomplishments.
She became one of the youngest players to win a match on the WTA Tour, at the age of 14 years and 48 days, and was the first American woman to debut in the top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999, entering at 10 in June 2016 before rising to seven later in the year, becoming the best player to emerge from the United States in nearly two decades. This has resulted in some expert observers believing that she could one day be the best player in the world.
Keys suffered a major career setback in 2017 when she had to undergo two rounds of wrist surgery, but she rebounded ......read more
Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah
Over 5,000 falcons registered in the take-off area in two championships in Dubai this season
Farms in Russia, Kazakhstan, England, Scotland and Germany breeding special falcons to meet demand in the UAE and GCC
DUBAI, 13th February 2018: The Emirati heritage sport of falconry has not only realized the strategic vision of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive the intangible culture of the UAE but also attracted global interest from falconers thanks to the successful organization of two major Fazza Falconry Championships in Dubai.
As the curtain is set to come down on another highly successful falconry season with the ‘Noukhba’ or Super Finals of the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the ......read more
The competition encourages innovation and academic research in the field of cyber security in the UAE and globally
The award embodies the essence of the Year of Zayed’s vision and UAE Month of Innovation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 February 2018: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) today announced that the call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. The competition has been designed to encourage academic study and research excellence in the field of cyber security, by asking research students to develop ideas and solutions for the current and future challenges of cyber security.
The DESC initiative for the competition highlights Dubai Cyber Security Strategy ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza scooped gold at the Asian Cycling Championships in Myanmar, adding to the two silver medals he picked up at the competition in 2015 and 2017, as part of the UAE National Team. Mirza, the first professional Emirati cyclist to ride on the UCI World Tour and compete at the Olympic Games, beat his opposition in the narrow sprint finish to take home the gold medal and write his name into the history books.
The Emirati, who recently took part in the Dubai Tour, commented: “I'm so happy and proud to have won this race. I've worked hard in the pursuit of this victory for the past 10 years. With the support of my UCI World Tour team, UAE Team Emirates, I'm trying to help shape the UAE cycling movement and this victory is very ......read more
ADNOC students beat out four other teams to take top spot in Abu Dhabi carrier’s innovation challenge
Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 12, 2018: A team of five students from ADNOC Schools reached first place in Etihad Airways’ Artificial Intelligence Competition, held in Abu Dhabi. With five teams and over 40 students participating, the competition challenged the children to develop a service or solution that harnesses the power of AI technology in order to solve a problem or create a new capability within the aviation or air transport sectors. The competition, held by Etihad and enabled by IBM technology, was held as part of the UAE’s Innovation Month.
The competition took place in several phases. The students were first required to familiarize themselves with IBM’s Digital ......read more
February 12 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Wimbledon champion and former world number one Garbiñe Muguruza will be hungry for success when she begins her bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy next week.
The Spaniard enjoyed a fantastic 2017, winning at the All England Club to add a second Grand Slam crown to the one she earned in Paris a year earlier. By beating Serena Williams to win the 2016 French Open and then Venus to win Wimbledon, she became the first player to defeat both Williams’ sisters in Grand Slam singles finals. Last season she also won the Cincinnati title with victory over world number one Karolina Pliskova in the semis and number two Simona Halep in the final, and after the US Open she claimed the number one ranking herself.
Her trip to Australia though was not as successful, as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff finished ninth in the General Classification (GC) of the Dubai Tour, after yet another strong ride with fantastic support from his new team mates. The European Champion went into today’s final stage with the hope of scooping a podium position, but suffered another spate of bad luck after being caught up behind a crash in the final kilometre of the race.
However, Kristoff – who will continue his season at next week’s Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour – was superbly led through the race by the attacking Arab duo of Anass Ait El Abdia and UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza. Mirza, who attempted an early break away, dropped back into the peloton and worked tactically with his team-mates to set the pace and control the ......read more
Over 40 submissions selected by the Authority’s judging panel
SIKKA Art Fair is a flagship event of Dubai Art season, the Emirate’s annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 February 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its line-up of artists for the eighth edition of the SIKKA Art Fair 2018. Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, SIKKA will take place from 17th to 26th March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.
The judging panel assessed a record number of over 200 submissions to select the 45 final artworks for SIKKA ......read more
Dubai’s most exciting drama camp for children & teens
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018: From monsters and spaceships to pinball and bowling to best friends and prom… throw some crazy 80s music in there and what do you have? A unique drama camp based on the HIT NETFLIX TV SHOW ‘STRANGER THINGS’! Are your kids ready to venture to the UPSIDE DOWN…?
At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment where they can make friends and get to perform a show at the end of the week!
What will your kids do at camp? They will build team skills by playing special drama games themed with spooky happenings, monsters and retro mania! Plus, they ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff showed why the team were desperate to secure his services for this season, as the rider once again featured in the top five during stage four on the Dubai Tour. Kristoff, the reigning European Champion battled against the attacking peloton as they frantically tried to reign in the sole break away rider in the final kilometres. Coming into the final 300 metres, the drawn out, blue-jersey bunch, tackled a steep ascent with Kristoff driving forward to cross the line narrowly missing out on a third place podium finish.
The race had seen an early attack test the resilience of the peloton for over 100km and it looked like one of the breakaway riders could secure a victory, in what would have been a first for the Dubai Tour. But with just 25 ......read more
The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery takes flight with French photographer Manolo Chrétien and his powerful aeronautical artwork.
Dubai, UAE – 10 February, 2018: Acclaimed artist and photographer Manolo Chrétien unearths his deeply rooted passion for aviation in the Nose Art exhibition at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, debuting in February 2018. In a powerful yet playful approach, Chrétien captures the essence of famed aircraft nose-to-face as it were. From a luxe 1960s Learjet to the supersonic Concorde jetliner and military vessels like the Dassault Rafale, his images offer a dynamic and unusual dead-on visual perspective. This is further accentuated by the circular cut-out format, which follows the shape of the aircraft’s fuselage.
“Nose Art is the natural outcome of ten years’ ......read more
February 8, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: With a spectacular line-up which includes seven of the world’s top ten female players, the excitement is building for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which gets underway in just over a week’s time at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud.
One of the best fields to be seen outside of a Grand Slam will be in action from 19th to 24th February during the WTA Tournament, and for only 55dhs per day for Days 1-3, fans will see a line-up which boasts five former world number ones and four players who between them have won an incredible eleven Grand Slams. The stellar line-up of former world number ones includes reigning Wimbledon champion and former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, Australian Open runner-up Simona ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: UAE Team Emirates capped off stage three of the Dubai Tour with another hard fought performance, which culminated in Alexander Kristoff securing a top 10 finish following a bunched sprint to the line. Ahead of the race, the reigning European Champion joined team-mates; Yousif Mirza, the UAE National Champion, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono in meeting and signing autographs with students from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai, as part of the team’s commitment to promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the next generation of UAE cyclists to get on two-wheels.
Reflecting on the day’s events, Yousif Mirza commented; “It was great to meet the young cycling enthusiasts this ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: In celebration of its role as Official Timekeeper of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has proudly opened its ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ inside the Lotte World Mall in Seoul, South Korea. The launch event included many guests of honour including Alain Zobrist, CEO of OMEGA Timing; Julia Choi, CEO of Swatch Group Korea; OMEGA friend and Olympic Games athlete Yuna Kim; and Hyunchul Park, the Director of Lotte Property & Development.
The ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ displays 86 years of the brand’s timekeeping history, which extends through 28 Olympic Games since 1932. The showcase takes guests through a race-themed tunnel, featuring “Start”, “In-Race” and “Finish Line” sections, showing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: Ahead of the third stage of the Dubai Tour 2018, children from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai were invited to meet UAE Team Emirates at the Dubai Tour fan village.
Riders including the reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff, UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono signed autographs and spoke to the excited students, as part of the team’s commitment to promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the next generation of UAE cyclists to get on two-wheels.
Commenting on meeting his heroes, Shuann Naqtani, a 17-year old who attends Dubai College said; “It was so cool to meet some of the best cyclists in the world - a real treat! I’m a huge fan of ......read more
Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah
16-year-old Emirati Khalifa Al Falasi competes in the General Public category
DUBAI, 7th February 2018: Dubai-based British falconer Harry Ian Garland has embraced the Emirati heritage sport of falconry with the same passion and pride as people in the Gulf after participating in the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) at the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (exit 55) in Dubai on Tuesday 6th February.
The 22-year-old from Birmingham, England acquired celebrity status back home in the United Kingdom and across Europe after making an impressive debut in the Fazza Championship for ......read more
February 6, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Schools across Dubai have been getting into the swing of things in the lead up to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, with over a thousand children from ten schools participating in the Partner Schools Programme.
Schools across the emirate have been invited to participate in the programme, which was developed to create a legacy from the Championships by providing children with the opportunity to try tennis, and to get involved with the event through academic and sporting activities and participation in the always popular J.P. Morgan Kids’ Days.
Partner Schools are being visited in the weeks leading up to the tournament with the students participating in a tennis taster clinic with teachers and coaches, playing the Championships tennis inflatable game, meeting the mascots Ace and ......read more
Dubai, 6 February 2018: DIFF365@VOX powered by du presents audiences ‘Cactus Flower’ from award winning Egyptian director Hala Elkoussy at VOX Cinemas (cinema 9), Mall of the Emirates from 8 February – 21 February, 2018. ‘Cactus Flower’ is the story of three strangers who come together after a banal catastrophe leaves them homeless in Cairo, a city on the verge.
‘Cactus Flower’, supported by the Dubai Film Market’s post-production and production support programme Enjaaz, received rave reviews from audiences and critics at DIFF’s 14th edition in December with Menha El Batroui taking home Best Actress at the Festival’s prestigious Muhr Awards in the Feature category for her outstanding performance.
The film follows the journey and personal struggles of ......read more
Sharjah – February 5, 2018: Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, the Department of Family Development Centres (FDC), one of the institutions of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs, announced the 16th edition of the Annual Family Forum.
Conceptualized under the theme “By Morality, Nations are Built”, the Annual Family Forum will be held on February 13, 14 and 15 at the FDC headquarters in Sharjah city and its branches in Dhaid and Korfakha, respectively.
The Annual Family Forum will focus on strengthening the department’s reputation and its positive ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ are targeting glory on home soil with the Dubai Tour (6 – 10 February) the first stop in a series of races across the GCC that includes; The Tour of Oman (13 – 18 February) and concludes at the end of February with the Abu Dhabi Tour (21 – 25 February).
The line-up for the Dubai Tour – the first race in the UAE for the Emirati team this season – will feature two of the team’s newest members; former U-23 World Road Race Champion, Sven Erik Bystrøm and reigning European Road Race Champion, Alexander Kristoff who will make his UAE Team Emirates debut. The Norwegian duo will be joined by the UAE’s very own, Yousif Mirza, Moroccan, Anass Ait El Abdia and Italian trio, Matteo Bono, Simone Consonni and Filippo Ganna, the ......read more
Panasonic Jaguar Racing reveal Nelson Piquet Jr as their new driver for Formula E season four
Brazilian champion joins Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans and reserve driver Ho-Pin Tung
Jaguar’s all-electric I-TYPE 2 racecar unveiled in full season four race livery
GKN and Viessmann join Panasonic Jaguar Racing as Official Team Partners
24 September, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Jaguar Racing today announced inaugural FIA Formula E Champion Nelson Piquet Jr as the newest member of the team at an exclusive live show hosted at ......read more
Part of the Dubai Programme for Youth Theatre 2017-2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 September 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that applications are now closed for its ‘Best Script Award’, which was launched earlier in August as part of the Dubai programme for Youth Theatre 2017-2018. The Authority received a total of 29 scripts within just a month under the competition’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’ theme.
Fatma Al Jallaf, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017: The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation®, the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, conducted the official Weigh-ins today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® | Los Angeles.
The Jiu-Jitsu club players from the UAE: Al-Ain, Al Wahda, Al Jazira and Al Nasr made weight ahead of their fights and the black belt players Igor Silva, Adam Wardzinski, Jaime Canuto, Renato Canuto, Sergio Rios, Fernando Tsushima, Victor Silverio, Nathiely Ribeiro, Jessica Dos Santos, Ana Srour, Mario Silva ......read more
Anis Sajan, Mentor of Indian Team plots UAE teams down fall in clash of the titans" India beat UAE by 13 runs in one of the most thrilling game played at Insportz Yesterday. This match was billed as the clash of the titans by Anis Sajan as he had played all his Indoor Cricket in UAE for Twenty Years and as destiny would make him the mentor of Indian Team, it was a big challenge for Anis to beat the the same boys with whom he had played Cricket for the last two decades. After India were beaten by Australia it was very important for Anis to lift the moral of the team before the game ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 September, 2017: Bloom Education, the specialist education division of Bloom Holding, announced that its contemporary cultural institution dedicated to promoting and imparting knowledge on the Arabic language, culture and arts, is set to open its doors in the 2018/2019 academic year, in conjunction with the opening of Bloom Education’s Dubai school campuses.
Bloom announced the appointment of Rayyah Fathalla, a prominent Bahraini jeweler and artist as the director of the Centre that will offer its facilities to the pupils of both Brighton College and ......read more
6th edition of ‘Dubai Next’ to be held in London from 18-20th September as part of the London Design Festival programme
‘Dubai Next’ 6th edition marks the final of series of extensive programme held in support of the 2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration
Programme features the launch of a new ‘Islamic Art Economy’ book by Dubai culture, as well as workshops, talks and networking events with UK-based cultural figures
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the ......read more
After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.
The Vuelta a España was ......read more
Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced they will present Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’ to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in Los Angeles for consideration for Best Foreign Film at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.
The event hosted on 21st September, 2017 in Los Angeles will see Vatche Boulghourjian present his ......read more
Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (SB13) to conclude in Beirut with Act II and fourth off-site project
14 – 22 October 2017
Beirut Art Center
Running from 14 to 22 October 2017, the Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) concluding programme in Beirut, organised with Ashkal Alwan, includes SB13 Act II and the off¬-site project, Upon a Shifting Plate. The opening week programme features exhibitions, panels, music performances, theatre and dance productions as well as film screenings. Additionally, new SB13 commissioned works, together with a compilation of the ......read more
THE OSCAR WINNER AND IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR WILL RETURN TO DIFF FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE AWARD THAT CELEBRATES ASPIRING GULF FILMMAKERS.
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE USD 100,000 PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress and IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Cate Blanchett as head of the IWC Filmmakers Jury for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The renowned award gives cinematic talent from the region the chance to bring ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis ......read more
International film innovators, award winners, creative and technical experts
Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017: The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best Short GCC Film, Best Student Film, Best International Short Film, Best Animation Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Feature Film and Best Child-Made Film.
The judging panel comprises a host of Arab and ......read more
Higher Standards for Authenticity Challenge Media Outlets and Brands Today to Reinvent Storytelling
DUBAI, UAE, September 9, 2017: Results released today from part two of Ogilvy Media Influence’s annual global survey of more than 250 reporters and producers found that the rise in reports of “fake news” has elevated trust in traditional media, contrary to prevailing sentiment that the recent deluge of misinformation has eroded trust in legacy media sources. The survey found that journalists worldwide agree that better reporting – such as ......read more
09, September, 2017 DUBAI UAE: The cycling season is now well under way as the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge launched with its first Build-Up Ride. Over 400 cyclists took on the 32.5km challenge at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One Cycling and Running Track, the official venue partner for this event as they prepare for the big 92km event taking place on Friday 15th December at the Dubai Autodrome.
Coming in first place for the men was Almir Mujic with a time of 48:18, he was closely followed by Matthew Anthony, just 4 seconds behind with 48:22, and in third ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017: A dramatic last few hundred meters on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España saw UAE Team Emirates’ Portuguese rider Rui Costa cross the finishing line in fourth place in a restricted sprint. Rui Costa and his teammate Mohoric, himself already a stage winner at this year's race, produced an attacking display of undeniable class as they formed part of the long breakaway for the day consisting of 26 riders.
The stage victory eventually went to Thomas De Gendt (Belgium) of Lotto Soudal, whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the ......read more
13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U
UAE– September 7, 2017: As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week mini-series ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women entrepreneurs.
UAE ranks 19 on the Global Entrepreneurial Index among 137 countries. According to statistics, close to 10% of start-up founders are women. To foster womenpreneurship, the show featured a 30-minute episode in ......read more
September 06, 2017 - The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), the Middle East’s only exhibition dedicated to coffee and tea, is raising the stakes this year by featuring the new and exciting Dubai International Coffee Championships with winners getting a chance to take home part of the prize pool of USD 25,000, the largest in the history of barista competitions across the world.
The Coffee Championships will include the Dubai International Barista Championship and the Dubai International Brewers Championship, each featuring professional baristas from UAE and around ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 6 September 2017: Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures.
The opening celebrations will include a wide range of public programmes, including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists.
Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel has ......read more
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AMONGST MANY, SOME OF THE MIDDLE EAST RECORD-BREAKERS REVEALED TODAY ARE:
Most mechanical energy produced by Pedalling on Static Bicycle in one hour:
Largest tyre-mark image:
Most world music awards for best-selling Middle East artist: Most full-body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute:
Largest human image of an airplane: Largest carpet of flowers:
Largest flower arrangement / structure:
Largest standing lantern:
Most Table-Tennis ball bounces on a racket in one ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes successfully defended his 14th position in the General Classification (GC) standings during today’s Stage 16 of the Vuelta a España. The South African placed 38th in today’s Individual Time Trial (ITT), with the stage victory going to Chris Froome (Team Sky). Froome also defended his lead in the overall GC standings, retaining the leader’s red jersey.
Stage 17 sees riders travel from the Spanish town of Villadiego to a summit finish atop the Alto de los Machucos – the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017: UAE Team Emirates head to Canada with a line-up of eight riders to take part in Canada’s only two UCI WorldTour races. The team, led by Italian rider Diego Ulissi, starts with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on Friday 8 September before heading south west to race at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on Sunday 10 September.
Accompanying UAE Team Emirates’ Ulissi on both races are; Valerio Conti, Kristijan Durasek, Vegard Stake Laengen, Marco Marcato, Simone Petilli, Edward Ravasi and Ben ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017: Kids across the UAE have never been more excited to go back to school thanks to Flip Out Dubai’s brand new initiative, where bouncing enthusiasts can enjoy three hours of flippin' fun and a regular Slushee drink for just AED 100 per person.
Children can take a well earned break and have fun, taking over the giant indoor trampoline universe jumping high and landing safe. Imagine more than 200 interconnected trampolines and over 4,000 square meters of circus grade padding combined with air bags, obstacles and awesome activities, including mini ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 5 September, 2017: VIDXB, the MENA region’s first ever annual gathering celebrating the world of online content creation, has announced Facebook as a strategic partner. Facebook will play an integral role in the two-day event that is set to take place from 8th to 9th December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will offer a curated program for fans, creators, and industry professionals alike.
Facebook’s role as strategic partner will support VIDXB by facilitating the attendance and participation of regional and international creators with strong ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017: Eight riders from UAE Team Emirates were in action over the past two days, taking part in two consecutive back-to-back one day races.
The team started with The Brussels Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September, where Slovenian rider Marko Kump came in second place following a sprint finish, making it onto the podium that saw Arnaud Démare (FDJ) win the race and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) come in third.
The team then travelled to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 4, 2017: As part of its ongoing collaboration with the local community, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has teamed up with Hamad Center for Special Needs and New Fairytales and Fables Initiative during Eid Al-Adha.
Children from Hamad Center for Special Needs were asked to create stories around Eid and its meaning, which are now being displayed at the Park.
The Park also teamed up with the New Fairytales and Fables initiative - an annual Emirati writing competition for schools that builds and promotes cultural literacy. Some of its most compelling UAE characters ......read more
Facebook Safety for Journalists Guide now available in Arabic
September 4th, 2017, Dubai, UAE: As part of the Facebook Journalism Project‘s goal to provide training and tools for journalists, Facebook launched Facebook Safety for Journalists.
Working in consultation with the European Journalism Centre, the Committee to Protect Journalists, ConnectSafely, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Facebook created resources designed specifically for journalists to help them protect their accounts and themselves on the ......read more
The FREE Open Day will take place at Dubai Sports City on 9thSeptember 2017
Following the Open Day open trials will be held for the ICC Academy’s brand new scholarship programme
Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2017: Dubai residents are in for a family-fun, sporting spectacular as Dubai Sports City opens its doors to the public in order to showcase the very best of its sporting activities on offer to the community.
The Dubai Sports City 2017 Open Day will be held at The Dome and ICC Academy, which is located inside Dubai Sports City’s Sports Village and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017: The first week of September sees an action packed couple of days with eight riders from UAE Team Emirates taking part in two consecutive back to back one day races. The team starts with the Bruxelles Cycling Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September before heading to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September.
Taking part in both races are UAE Team Emirates’ riders: Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Andrea Guardini, Marko kump, Seid Lizde, Vegard Stake Laengen and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2017: Mundipharma, a leading healthcare organization, whose BETADINE® range is the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner’ of English Premier League giants Manchester City will co-host a highly anticipated two-day youth football camp taking place in Abu Dhabi on 6th & 7th September 2017.
One hundred children will have the opportunity to be trained by City Football Schools coaches as well as a renowned former City player, Paul Dickov, with the programmes focusing on football techniques and tricks in addition to tips on how to live an active and ......read more
DUBAI - Ten (10) gentlemen are all set for the Ginoong Kabayan "Grand Gala Night" and finals on September 2, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel.
Upline Media brings back one of Dubai's illustrious pageant brands for Filipino men, Ginoong Kabayan. The stint aims to uplift the image of Pinoy gentlemen, exuding not only good-looks, physique and charm, but also exemplary men with wit and emulate Filipino values.
Now on its second season, Ginoong Kabayan had carefully screened candidates from the different regions ......read more
United Arab Emirates: Tuesday 29th August, 2017: UAE Team Emirates has announced that it has reached a deal with cyclist, Alexander Kristoff to join the Emirati team for the 2018 season. The European Champion has signed a two year deal and becomes the teams third signing of the Summer, alongside Dan Martin and Rory Sutherland.
Commenting on his move, Alexander Kristoff said; “I'm very proud and really excited to join UAE Team Emirates. For me this is a big move since it's only the second time in my career that I've changed teams. I'm looking forward for meeting ......read more
Top Tennis Star Dominic Thiem Has Been Speaking About His Involvement in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, as Fellow Participant Rafael Nadal Reclaims World Number One Position Ahead of the US Open
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August 2017: Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem will be appearing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) on 28 – 30 December 2017, 15-time Grand Slam Champion Nadal reclaimed the World Number 1 spot. After ending his last season early, Nadal has made an incredible come back ......read more
Ahmed Salam, Yahia Iraqi and Mehdi Elkhamlichi join Malaga CF training
Mohammed Bouherrafa selected for trials by UD Alméria and Mohammed Rajeh by Cádiz CF
Five other du LaLiga HPC players on the radar of major LaLiga clubs including Barcelona FC
Dubai, UAE – 28 August 2017: du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC) announced today that five of its players from the U18 and U16 squads have been awarded trials by LaLiga’s top youth clubs, following their 21-day LaLiga Scouting Camp in Spain.
Málaga FC selected U18 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2017: Stage nine wrapped up with UAE Team Emirates’ South African rider Louis Meintjes crossing the finish line amongst the top 20 and as a result moved up in the GC standings by two places to 17th. The stage victory went to Chris Froome (Team Sky) who also retained the overall leader’s Red Jersey whilst Johan Esteban Chaves (ORICA-Scott) and Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) came in second and third respectively.
UAE Team Emirates’ have a day off racing after nine hard stages and 1,534.4km, as Monday will see ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2017: Stage eight delivered an exciting day of racing with UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc launching an attack, supported by his teammate Przemyslaw Niemiec, to lead the breakaway of the day for 35 km of the stage alongside 19 other riders.
The breakaway group managed to stay away from the peloton and on the final climb Polanc succeeded in limiting the gap between him and the counter-attackers Alaphilippe and Majka, joining them in the short descent to the arrival.
In the restricted sprint, the Slovenian rider from UAE ......read more
Buildings and museums provide unique heritage insights
Sharjah, 26 August , 2017: Heart of Sharjah, the largest heritage project in the region, is calling on visitors and residents to learn more about the emirate’s fascinating history through its stunning array of museums. Not only do they provide a window into the lives of previous generations, many of them are also fully interactive, where tourists can experience certain aspects of the past.
From the Heritage Museum to the Games House, the buildings offer an opportunity to see inside the ‘real’ Sharjah and ......read more
Henrik Stenson at the Wyndham Championship
Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2017: Henrik Stenson breaks tournament record and secures his first victory of the 2017 season at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, US, on Sunday 20th August. With four birdies on the last six holes and a final day score of 64, Henrik finished on 22-under par to take his 6th PGA Tour title. This makes him the most decorated male Swedish player on the American circuit.
On the way to his 20th professional win, Henrik took his driver out of the bag and only used his 3- and 4-wood or long irons off the tee. ......read more
Ismail regains top spot in Masters
Dubai, UAE, 22 August 2017: Gianluca Elmosi nabbed his first Senior Cup trophy with a stunning win at the Sodi World Series (SWS) race night on Monday (21 August) at the Dubai Kartdrome while Mohammed Ismail reasserted his dominance in the Masters category with a flawless class performance.
The short Speedway Circuit was implemented for the evening, along with an enhanced race format which included two points scoring heats followed by a winner-takes-all final race.
SWS Senior Cup
Last year, Gianluca Elmosi was a regular winner of Masters ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017: UAE Team Emirates has made its debut at the final Grand Tour of the UCI World Tour season, the Vuelta a España. Disappointingly, a crash in today’s Team Time Trial saw Darwin Atapuma and Federico Zurlo both come off their bikes, losing crucial seconds.
BMC Racing completed Stage One with the quickest time of the afternoon, with rider Rohan Dennis picking up the red jersey.
Commenting on UAE Team Emirates’ finish, Darwin Atapuma said: “We have started this Vuelta with bad luck, but we have to look ahead. ......read more
Dubai, 17 August 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) today, received under the umbrella of its initiative Wathiqati, the highest number of old documents donated by one person – on the level of individual contributors.
Arif Al Sayed Mohammed Al Hashimi, UAE national, has enriched the archive of Wathiqati with 37 old documents dating back to 1961 (up to 1980). Contracts, old trade licenses, travel permits and passports of Al Hashimi’s father and grandfather, have all marked an important era in the history of Dubai.
It was by mere coincidence that Al ......read more
Rui Costa and Louis Meintjes to lead GC Charge at final Grand Tour of the season
United Arab Emirates. Wednesday 16 August 2017: UAE Team Emirates has announced the team that will tackle its first Vuelta a España - the third and final Grand Tour of the UCI World Tour season, this Saturday making it the first time that UAE colours will adorn the race. The line-up includes strong General Classification (GC) contenders as well as climbing and sprint specialists.
The Vuelta a España is the final showdown of the season and the youngest of the ......read more
Ecolog-sponsored KF Shkëndija Tetovo to face AC Milan for a place in the UEFA Europa League
August 15th, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Ecolog, a Dubai-based leading provider of supply chain, construction, technology, facility management, and environmental services, will celebrate a sponsorship milestone this week as Macedonia’s KF Shkëndija Tetovo heads to Italy to play European giants AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League playoffs.
The 2011 winners of the Macedonian First League and the Macedonian Football Super Cup had an interesting run in the UEFA qualifiers so ......read more
Students from Elite Private School, Abu Dhabi won the prize under ‘Global Citizen’ category for their video titled ‘Afflictions’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The team from Elite Private school Abu Dhabi clinched the winning spot under the ‘Global Citizen’ category in the Kid Witness News (KWN) Contest 2017, organized by Panasonic. The award ceremony this time was held as a part of the first-ever KWN Global Summit 2017 Week, held in Tokyo from August 1 to 5.
Two Grand Prix winners and winners of six other categories were also felicitated at the event, ......read more
A contemporary look at a vampire in a different mould
Dubai, 15th August 2017: DIFF365@VOX powered by du presents audiences with Michael O'Shea's brilliant and intense debut feature The Transfiguration, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. The atmospheric vampire thriller set against the grit of New York City will darken the screen at DIFF365 at VOX Cinemas (cinema 9), Mall of the Emirates from from 24th August until 6th September 2017.
The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo (Eric Ruffin) who hides behind his fascination ......read more
13 August 2017, Abu Dhabi: The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery (NYUAD Art Gallery) is pleased to announce their upcoming autumn 2017 and spring 2018 exhibitions. In the autumn, Inventing Downtown New York: Artist-Run Galleries, 1952–1965 will open to the public on October 4, bringing to Abu Dhabi a major collection of historical artworks organized by the Grey Art Gallery, New York University’s fine art museum in New York City. Then, spring of 2018 will see a landmark, mid-career retrospective of art world duo Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, featuring artworks and site-specific ......read more
The Middle East PR Association Awards will celebrate region’s ‘Super Stories, Super Storytellers’ on 6 November
Entries to be judged by expanded jury of top regional PR industry leaders
Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 10 August, 2017: Entries open today for the ninth annual Middle East Public Relations Association Awards.
MEPRA is the regional trade association for communicators. MEPRA’s annual awards are the ultimate recognition by the regional industry of its best communications work.
The 2017 awards will be judged by a newly-expanded jury of the leading ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 August 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted a calligraphy workshop at the Erada Center for Treatment & Rehab in Dubai. The workshop was held on 25th and 26th July, hosted under the supervision of calligraphers Abdul Fattah Mohammad Malha and Mr. Abdul Khaliq Ayat Ibreza, and attended by Erada Center patients and employees.
This type of initiative is aligned with Dubai Culture’s wider efforts to improve lives in Dubai and enhance the ......read more
The MoU ratifies the naming of Sharjah as the World Book Capital 2019
Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2017: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has recently been signed by Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), Head of Sharjah’s World Book Capital Organising Committee; and Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in Paris.
The MoU aims to enhance cooperation in culture, especially in organising events and launching initiatives that ......read more
Winter returns to winning ways in Masters
Dubai, UAE, 8 August 2017: After a series of previous appearances on the lower steps of the podium, Ahmed Al Hammadi finally secured the top step with a convincing win during the Sodi World Series (SWS) race night on Monday (7 August) at the Dubai Kartdrome.
Veteran racer Carsten Winter returned to the podium with a Masters triumph, denying Mohammed Ismail a third consecutive victory.
A special race format was introduced for the evening, which included two points scoring heats followed by a winner-take-all final race.
Coming ......read more
Dubai: Monday, 8th August, 2017: With a stable mind set and a rich portfolio of experience across multi-national, local & regional brands, Alisa D’souza, Owner & PR Consultant at ALISA PR brings in a perfect blend of professionalism, strategic perspective, hard-core PR operations, extensive knowledge of the region’s media industry, client relationship management, creativity, team leadership, and hands on experience in PR & Social Media across all verticals of business in the UAE & Middle East region.
ALISA PR service offerings include: Strategy & ......read more