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    Jaguar to Make History With All-Electric Race Series

    Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, starts this weekend Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the first race on 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the official support series to ABB FIA Formula E, will be the first motorsport race in Saudi Arabia where both men and women compete together  Vernon Kay and Amanda Stretton to host live coverage of qualifying and the race on Jaguar Racing’s social channels Entrants will be joined by VIP driver and British racing star Alice Powell 11 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates –   Jaguar will make history this weekend with the debut of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for ......read more

    Discover a magical Festive Season at Dubai Parks and Resorts

    Dubai, 11 December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, is getting ready for the holiday season with brilliant lights, festive-themed pop-ups and seasonal decorations running from December 2018 until January 7th, 2019 at LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and RIVERLAND™ Dubai. Visitors can celebrate the season around a dazzling 12-meter-tall Christmas tree at Studio Central at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest Hollywood-inspired theme park and meet jolly Santa Claus and his Elves. Santa will be indulging all kids – whether naughty or nice at Santa’s workshop – so make sure you are first in line to take a photo with the famed visitor from the North Pole! Meanwhile, LEGOLAND® Dubai is going ......read more

    Nine winners honored by DQG for their innovative ideas at the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018

    Dubai Police, DEWA, DED, DUCAB, EGA, and DAC won the first places.  Sixty-five entities participated in categories of Kaizen, Innovation, Lean Six Sigma, Best Practice Management, and Happiness. Dubai, 11th December 2018, UAE:   In line with the quality world day celebrations, DQG’s Continual Improvement Subgroup, organized the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018 (GCIIS), were inaugurated by Hassan Omar, the Board Member of Dubai Quality Group, where industry experts provided insight into Innovation and Quality. It’s a platform to enhance and facilitate sharing, recognizing and learning from best practices and actual case studies in innovation and continual improvement from various sectors.   Dubai Quality Group honored nine entities pitched ......read more

    Young Emirati Champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Powers Ahead to Stunning Victory at the Macau International Kart Grand Prix

    Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The 10-year-old Emirati Go-Karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri achieved yet another triumph, as he capped off a successful year by powering ahead to an impressive tournament victory at the 2018 Macau International Kart Grand Prix. In the face of challenging adverse weather conditions at the Kartrodomo de Colaone in Macau, Rashid advanced from 11th on the grid to a top-place podium finish, carrying out the fastest lap of 1:05.699 in the process. The qualifying heats were comparatively slow for Rashid, as his kart’s engine performed well below par. In Qualifying Heat 1 his engine issues were compounded by his kart being hit from the side, which took Rashid off the track and culminated in his finishing in position 32. Still contending with engine issues, he managed to make the best of Qualifying 2 ......read more

    Jury Announced for Epson's First Ever Win-A-Robot Competition in Europe, The Middle East and Russia

    Robotics experts from industry, academia and politics revealed as competition enters its final month   Dubai, UAE; 11 December 2018:   Epson are proud to announce the jury of the 2018 win-a-robot contest, as five experts representing the fields of industry, academia and politics join from around Europe to review applications from the first ever competition open across Europe, the Middle East and Russia to win Epson T-series robots. The competition is placing the latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, tertiary education establishments and research institutions are all busy uncovering ideas that support the growth, development and competitiveness of the robotics industry and automation.   The jury will begin the task of judging the competition in January after shortlisting all ......read more

    Dubai Culture officially inaugurates ‘Live our Heritage' festival at Global Village

    After a successful launch ‘Live our Heritage’ festival will span across six months, making it one of the longest heritage festivals in the country Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 December 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, organised the ninth edition of Live Our Heritage Festival which launched on 30 October at Global Village. The festival was attended by a number of important personalities, most notably Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hasher Al Maktoum.   The ninth edition of the Festival falls under the theme ‘Treasures of Heritage from Emirati Culture,’ and its events will continue until 6 April 2019, where it will welcome a full turnout by visitors to the Global Village ......read more

    The Most Smashing Line Up Revealed: Mubadala World Tennis Championship Set to Be One of Abu Dhabi's Greatest Ever Sporting Events

    Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) reveals full schedule for its much-anticipated 2018 tournament- World number one and two, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal plus Serena and Venus Williams are part of the star-studded line up and collectively these four players have a whopping 61 Grand Slam titles combined- Not only will the Williams’ sisters kick off the tournament on Day One, but it’s also their first time competing in the Capital New format of the Championship features a more family focus with free admission for children on Day One*- Tickets are available now via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE – and on the first day of the tournament, 27th December, kids go free- Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10th December 2018:   With the 11th edition Mubadala World Tennis ......read more

    Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings

    Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is taking place on Friday 14th December which will see some road closures in place. We have reversed the route for the 9th edition of the event which will have a significant impact on the road closure and opening times. Please be aware of the below road closure timings. Further and more detailed information is also on the Cycle Challenge website here and attached.  Motor City closed from 530am-10am Dubai Sports City from 530am-10am Al Khail Road from 530am-8am Hessa St from 530am-8am Remrann 530am-945am Location  Closure times  Open  times Detroit Road onto Turin Boulevard 5.30 AM 10.00AM  Hessa Street JESS International School  5.30 AM  7.00 ......read more

    Facebook's 2018 Year In Review

    By Sheida Neman, Research Manager   Dubai, UAE, December 08, 2018:  Today we are releasing our 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook.   First, people made their voices heard about issues that matter to them: International Women’s Day: For the second year in a row, International Women’s Day on March 8 was the #1 most talked about moment of the year. But in 2018, IWD conversation was about more than the day itself. Women and men around the world discussed a wide range of topics, issues and causes related to women. March for Our Lives: Survivors of the violence in Parkland, Florida announced the March for Our Lives movement on February 18, which drove conversation and action around the world. Over the next month, more ......read more

    Al Hosn Now Open to the Public

    Qasr Al Hosn receives its first members of the public since restoration completion Abu Dhabi, 8 December 2018 –   Qasr Al Hosn, the UAE capital’s most important cultural site, has now reopened to the public following more than a decade of careful restoration by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Today, the historic gates were once again opened and visitors entered to be able to experience a celebration of the emirate’s rich history and culture that marks the start of a week-long programme of public events and programmes. Performances from Salem Shukri Al Attas, the Soaud Massi Trio Al Ain marked the opening day festivities, with a a performance of Memory of an Emirati Song by Khalid Mohammed & Fatima Zahrat and many more will follow in the coming week. SOAUD ......read more

    Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Young Author' Category (2018 - 2019)

    Abu Dhabi – December 6, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today the longlist for the Young Author category, with 12 out of the 365 nominations received since May making the list for the 13th edition of the prize. The nominated works include narrative works as well as academic dissertations and critical studies.   The narrative works include:    1. A’iad Al Shitaa (Winter Holidays) by Syrian author Nagham Haydar, published by Nofal- Hachette Antoine, Beirut (2018) 2. Mawt Yashtahy Al Ward (A Death that Covets Roses) by Saudi writer Hassan Bin Abdou Sumaili, published by Le Centre Culturel Arabe -  Adabi Riyadh (2018) 3. La Reeh Lel Nai (No Wind for the Flute) by Emirati author Bushra Abdulla, published by Kuttab Publishing & Distribution (2016) 4. Al Hadeeqa Dakhel ......read more

    Boxer Amir Khan lands new title in Dubai

    Former world champion becomes brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets in and outside the ring  Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2018:    World renowned boxer Amir Khan is the proud owner of a new title which he will receive officially at a special event in Dubai next week. Khan has been installed as brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets, the private equity company which is now working on a range of new business opportunities.  The former unified light-welterweight world champion has signed the deal with Omar Jackson, Partner of Berkeley Assets, and the partnership will be formally announced at a festive celebration taking place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Wednesday 12 December. “I’m very pleased to be extending my partnership with Berkeley Assets, both in and outside the ring,” said ......read more

    Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Palm Jumeirah

    Second edition of popular exhibition on from 7 to 8 December   Dubai, 06 December 2018:   Following an overwhelming response to the first edition of Golden Mile Galleria’s ‘A Cultural Flair’ festival last weekend, the event returns from 7 to 8 December.    The festival brings together an eclectic group of artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and dancers under one roof to celebrate creativity, and engage with the community through various forms of artistic expression.   Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the event presents two creative elements: the Africa Cultural Pavilion and Art Nights.    Africa Cultural Pavilion: 10am to 6pm, Building 7 to 10, Golden Mile Galleria   The Africa ......read more

    Do Something Great! Volunteer for Special Olympics World Games

    WWE superstar, Sasha Banks, joins effort to recruit volunteers for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 at family fun event in The Dubai Mall next weekend   Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Give your time and talents to support others at the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event being held in the UAE, by visiting The Dubai Mall next weekend.   On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, the Local Organizing Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be holding a Volunteers Fair in the outdoor area near the Dubai Fountain in The Dubai Mall.    The fun-filled event will include interactive activities for all the family including special unified ZUMBA sessions, information on how to volunteer and a special guest appearance from WWE wrestler, Sasha Banks. People will also get ......read more

    Victory Team aiming for consistency in UAE F1 rounds

    Victory Team drivers will be going all out in search of some consistency as they try to make their way up the standings as the 2018 UIM F1H2O Powerboat Championships comes to a conclusion in the UAE during the first half of December. Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente is the all-out leader heading into this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi (December 6-8) followed by the traditional season-ender – the Grand Prix of Sharjah to be held on the Buhairah Corniche from December 13-15. With the last two races left, Torrente leads the championship standings on 72 points from Stark on 65, Al Qamzi remains on 54, while Peter Morin the closest challenger in fourth with 39 points. Victory Team’s aspirations for challenging for the title this season got a setback from the start with ......read more

    Facebook launches group stories globally

    Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Reaching out to you as Facebook announced that group stories are now available globally - with this feature, you can see, feel and experience different points of view and connect more personally with other members in within groups. As part of this global rollout, Facebook are also announcing lightweight reactions in group stories, so group members can respond to each other's stories quickly and directly with emojis across a range of universal human emotions. Group stories are a casual and easy way to share fun, fast, fleeting moments with specific groups of people. Admins of groups also have tools to efficiently manage their group stories to maintain a safe space for sharing. With these tools, they're able to approve or delete member stories before they share with the community, mute ......read more

    100 Day Countdown Begins for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

     World Games Unified Summit held to mark major milestone  Excitement builds as preparations reach their closing stages Announcements include record number of nations participating in World Games and a new study into the perceptions of people in MENA countries towards people of determination  Dubai, UAE, 4 December 2018:   A raft of new developments were announced today at a major summit held to mark 100 days to go until Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.   As excitement builds in the closing stages of preparations for the World Games, an additional 22 nations were confirmed to be competing, bringing the total number to a record 192 countries participating in next year’s Abu Dhabi event.    The findings from the first ever study looking at the perceptions of people ......read more

    Star Amateurs Set Their Sights on the 30th Edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic

    Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  Amateurs Rayhan Thomas and Jovan Rebula are confirmed to play in the region’s premier golfing event, the 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club from 24 – 27 January.     India’s number one amateur, Rayhan Thomas, will return to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the third time. The 19 year old Dubai-based Indian amateur first took part in the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic where he made his first European Tour cut following an opening round of 68. Thomas has had some strong performances in 2018, winning the King Hamad Trophy as well as finishing second in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.     Thomas commented: “It is a great honour to be invited to play in the tournament. The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is one of my ......read more

    Etihad Museum displays the UAE flag using 3D lighting

    A first-of-its-kind experience at Dubai Museums Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 December 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, announced that Etihad Museum will be adorned with national elements, using modern technology, as part of the activities and events organised by the Authority on the occasion of the UAE’s 47th National Day.   From 1 – 4 December 2018, Dubai Culture will project the UAE flag on the museum using 3D lighting technology from sunset until 2:00am. The stunning shows are expected to attract large numbers of Dubai residents and visitors on National Day, especially as the museum is strategically located on the intersection of 2nd December St. and Jumeirah Beach.   Saeed ......read more

    New Zealand Crowned Dubai Champions

    Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  The Black Ferns beat Canada 26-14 in a pulsating final to win a fourth Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens title and increase their lead at the top of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2019 standings.   A brace of tries from HSBC Player of the Final Tyla Nathan-Wong secured a fourth title in seven years for New Zealand at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2018 on Friday.   New Zealand had to work hard for their 26-14 victory over Canada, who were playing in their first Cup final at 7he Sevens Stadium in series history, but have now won their last 30 matches on the series and 39 in a row in global competitions.   The Black Ferns Sevens' fifth tournament title in a row on the series means they have increased their lead in the standings to six points over ......read more

    Akshay Kumar Stuns Audiences With Transformation Into Surprising Look for 2.0

    Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  When the first images of Akshay Kumar appeared in his villainous new role, it generated a wave of excitement and intrigue amongst fans. Now audiences have had a chance to see his transformation in full with the release of Akshay Kumar’s latest blockbuster film 2.0, in cinemas now. Akshay is unrecognisable in the role as the sinister Pakshi Rajan, with a terrifying bird-like visage, featuring sharp teeth, talons and huge wings.  Akshay took to twitter to share his amazing transformation with a Behind the Scenes video. The video quickly shows the many steps that went into his distinctive look, which was the work of some of the industry’s most skilled prosthetics and make-up artists. Akshay tweeted “My look in #2Point0 is nothing short of a technological wonder!” In ......read more

    Young Emirati champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Narrowly Misses Out on Podium at WSK Final Cup

    Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  Young Emirati schoolboy karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri narrowly missed out on the top spot at the WSK Final Cup last weekend (22nd-25th November), in the face of a stellar performance with more than 100 other competitors during the four-day event. Despite consecutive podiums in qualifying and the heats, and crossing the finish line in 1st position in the final Rashid incurred a 10 second penalty as a result of a jumpstart at the beginning of the final race, which dropped him down the rankings to 9th position. The final race weekend of the WSK Final Cup, marking the end of the 13th International Karting Season, took place under challenging conditions on the cold, wet track with the strong rainy weather near Adria in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Regardless of the adverse weather, the young ......read more

    #MyDubai Competition Invites Residents to Host Their Fitness Friends With a Winter Schedule of Exciting Sporting Events

    This winter, Dubai has transformed into a fitness haven with numerous competitive events appealing to all ages, interests and abilities #MyDubai competition gives residents the chance to fly their friends in for free to enjoy the city’s sporting schedule Dubai, UAE; 28 November 2018:   Following the launch of the #MyDubai social media competition by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), residents across the city are competing for the chance to win two free Emirates return flights to help them welcome their friends and family to the emirate. With a host of upcoming events taking place, Dubai is a playground for sporting enthusiasts, and what better way to entertain your fitness friends than with the line-up of fantastic activities scheduled throughout the next few months? ......read more

    Global Village to enthrall guests with UAE National Day celebrations

    Dubai, 27th November 2018:   To celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day, a host of events and festivities to enthrall and entertain guests will take place at Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment. The fun is set to begin on Friday, 30th November and last until Monday, 3rd December with decorations that brighten up the whole park in the colors of the UAE flag while the pavilions will mark the occasion in their own unique way. Bader Anwahi, CEO of Global Village, said: “As we commemorate the founding of this great nation, we at Global Village are proud of our tradition of bringing all people of the world together in order celebrate and be happy. Our country has prospered and thrived on the premise ......read more

    UAE National Team Girls and du LaLiga HPC Girls Neck to Neck in the Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018 –  Week 6 in the Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship saw the Girls U18 UAE National Team A maintaining their sport at the top of the League table after beating FC Just Play 4-0, while du LaLiga HPC Girls U18 beat the UAE National Team B 3-1, with all games played at Dubai Sports City. Over at Shabab Al Ahli stadium, in the Boys U18 category, City FC Academy beat AS Roma Academy 4-1, while Al Nujoom Academy beat Allianz Academy 4-0. In the Boys U16 category, LaLiga Academy beat Talented Academy 3-1, while du LaLiga HPC beat Shabab Al Ahli 2-0 to maintain their lead at the top of the League table with 16 points. Spanish SS Iniesta fought a hard match to beat The Foxes 2-1.  In the Boys U14 category, City FC Red maintained its spot at the top of the ......read more

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    Khalifa Fund calls for entries for second edition of Pitch@Palace competition

    Abu Dhabi, August 04, 2018: In line with its mission of encouraging innovation among the youth and promoting SMEs, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development invites creative entrepreneurs to participate in the second edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceUAE’ and the first edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceGCC, a competition being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Pitch@Palace plays a vital role in supporting innovative enterprises and ideas at the local and regional levels, with the aim ......read more

    Taresh Al Hashimi's Oud Concert Brings Stories from the UAE's Coast to Brazil

    A selection of Emirati marine heritage songs performed at Sao Paulo International Book Fair  Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018:  Emirati composer and song writer, Taresh Al Hashimi, played the UAE’s traditional Oud music to a large international audience of music lovers and cultural enthusiasts in Brazil. His performance took place at the 25th edition of Sao Paulo International Book Fair, which is running from 3-12 August. His music forms part of the cultural programme that celebrates Sharjah as the book fair’s guest of honour. Through his musical pieces, Al Hashimi ......read more

    Aru Continues to Build Form as He Targets the Tour of Poland With UAE Team Emirates

    Dubai, UAE, August 02, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Fabio Aru is back in action, this time in Poland as he looks to build on his top 10 General Classification(GC) place at the Tour de Wallonie. The Italian Champion last rode in the Tour of Poland in 2015, achieving a fifth place after seven days of competition. This year, the UCI World Tour stage race forms part of Aru’s preparation for the Vuelta and features favourable parcours for the skilled climber.   Joining Aru on the tour will be Italian team mates Valerio Conti, Edward Ravasi and Simone Consonni, alongside ......read more

    Dubai set to host world's richest coffee championships

    August 02, 2018 - The 10th edition of the Dubai International Coffee and Tea Festival (DICTF), is now host to the world’s richest Coffee Championships with a potential to grow Year-on-Year by bringing the world’s top barista talent to the region. The Dubai International Coffee Championships, in true Dubai style, is set to take top spot in the coffee world by levelling the playing field for Baristas from around the world to pitch their skills in a competition that offers a prize pot of over US$ 50,000, with a Championship prize of US$ 40,000. The event will run from December 5 to 7 ......read more

    Dubai Parks and Resorts' roaming ice cream van spreading joy among families and kids in UAE neighbourhoods until 13 August

    Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2018:   Summer is here – and so is the ice-cream man! To escape the blistering temperatures, Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, is giving out as many as 2,000 free ice creams to kids and families in select neighbourhoods across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain for two weeks, until 13 August. The destination, comprising four separate parks MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park, have a roaming ice cream van distributing ......read more

    Man of the Moment Dan Martin Back in Action for UAE Team Emirates

    Dubai, UAE, August 01, 2018:   UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin is wasting little time getting back onto his bike following a successful Tour de France, as he pulls on the team’s jersey this weekend for the Clasica de San Sebastián (4 August). Martin, who picked up a top 10 General Classification (GC) finish and the award for the most combative rider at the Tour following his impressive attacking performances, will look to capitalise on his good form and become the first Irishman to win the one day race.   Joining Martin in the Basque Country will be team ......read more

    Art Jameel announces the Gulf's first residency opportunity dedicated to arts writers and researchers

    The second edition of Art Jameel’s multi-year commissions programme calls for proposals in Arts Writing and Research – the first of its kind in the region The selected writer will be awarded a three-month residency in 2019 at the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, which opens on November 11, 2018 Writers are invited to propose a written project to be produced before the end of 2020; applications are due by November 30, 2018 Art Jameel Commissions runs in a three-year cycle: the first edition focused on Sculpture (2018), the second on Arts Writing and Research (2019), the third on ......read more

    Victorious Viking: UAE Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff Takes Final Stage Win on Le Tour

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    UAE Aeropress Championship Spans All Emirates for the First Time

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    Lesage Homo Faber reveals the exceptional human skills, values and passion behind the creation of luxury products

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    UAE Team Emirates' Dan Martin Set to Celebrate a Top 10 Gc Finish and the Most Aggressive Rider Award at the 2018 Tour De France

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    Swift & Costa Return as UAE Team Emirates Head to London

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    Martin Braves the Mountains: Irishman Scoops Second on Stage 17 of Tour De France

    Dubai, UAE, July 26, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin put in a thrilling performance on Stage 17 of the Tour de France to bring home another top five finish for the team – a result which sees the Irishman continue his pursuit of a top 10 General Classification (GC) finish. Martin, who held his nerve amongst the yellow jersey group for the first half of the race, decided to make his move with less than 12km to go as he pursued the breakaway riders. Showing his grit and determination, Martin continued to close the gap on the race leader and eventually secured second place ......read more

    Celebrating the legacy of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Art Perspective Exhibition

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    Aru Back in the Pack as UAE Team Emirates Take on the Tour of Wallonie

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    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed inaugurate Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi on Yas Island

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    Don't Miss Your Chance to Win a Gs8 Car at Modhesh World With Gargash Motors

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    Dubai Parks and Resorts and Rta's Dubai Taxi Corporation Launch a Joint Campaign to Enrich Dubai's Visitors' Travel Itinerary

    The three-month campaign commences on 1 August 2018 Dubai Taxi corporation to dedicate 100 branded family taxis to promote the destination  Campaign to feature an exclusive single day pass to enjoy two theme parks of choice for AED 235 Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, has signed an exclusive agreement with Dubai Taxi Corporation to promote the destination to visitors arriving at Dubai International Airport terminals 1,2 and 3. The joint campaign will commence on August 1st, 2018 ......read more

    Unlimited Entry to Modhesh World With the All New Summer Entry Pass!

    Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:  Modhesh World, one of the largest indoor amusement centers in the region, introduces the all-new Summer Entry Pass, for an unbeatable price of only AED125. The Summer Entry Pass allows guests to enjoy unlimited entry to the fun indoor venue, in addition to receiving 2 raffle coupons to double up your chances of winning! With VR games, an indoor ice rink, interactive Hello Kitty experiences, raffle draws and more available at Modhesh World, this is one offer you won’t want to miss!  Modhesh World plays host to a variety of attractions, rides, and ......read more

    London art house launches in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:  London-based conceptual art house, Fortune Favours Art, today opens for the UAE market, with the launch of its website featuring some of the world's most sought-after contemporary and street art. Founded by British entrepreneur and art connoisseur, Louis Wright, Fortune Favours Art offers the UAE market unprecedented access to some of the world's best-known contemporary artists and a global platform for local Arabic artists to showcase their work to global collectors, with the brand also planning its first physical exhibition in Dubai in Q4 of ......read more

    Martin Retains Top 10 in General Classification as Late Puncture Hampers Stage 14

    Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018:   UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin suffered a puncture in the final kilometre of Stage 14, hampering the Irishman’s chances of keeping with the General Classification (GC) contenders as they crossed the line. However, despite the bad luck, Martin retained his position in the top 10 of the overall GC standings, falling just one place to tenth.  The race was won by Omar Fraile (Astana Pro Team), who put in a late attack to take home his fir ever Tour victory.    Commenting on the race, Dan Martin said: “It was the worst ......read more

    Mubadala illuminates IPIC Square and Abu Dhabi Global Market

    Dubai, UAE, July 21, 2018:  In support of the Special Olympics ‘Light Up for Inclusion’ campaign, Mubadala illuminates IPIC Square and Abu Dhabi Global Market  Commenting on the ‘Light Up for Inclusion’ campaign, Homaid Al Shimmari, Deputy Group CEO and Chief Corporate & Human Capital Officer, Mubadala Investment Company, said:   “The Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary marks an important milestone for the World Games. Athletes from around the world have inspired us all, through their determination and perseverance. We are proud to be ......read more

    Dubai Culture Participates in ‘UAE China Week 2018'

    The Authority organises a number of activities in Dragon Mart Two Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 July 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirates dedicated entity for Culture, Arts, Heritage and Literature, organised a number of traditional activities in Dragon Mark Two as part of ‘UAE China Week 2018’, in order to strengthen ties between China and the United Arab Emirates and promote cultural exchange between the two countries. During the three-day event from 19th to 21st July — which is taking place from 4.00 to 10.00 pm ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff Narrowly Misses Out on a Stage Win in a Tight Sprint Finish

    Dubai, UAE, July 21, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates set off amongst a depleted peloton of 154 riders for Stage 13 today, taking on a flat 169.5km route from Bourg d’Oisans to Valence. It was a day for the sprinters - who had survived the Alps - to demonstrate their power, and a day for the GC contenders to stay safe and minimise any time loss. Alexander Kristoff did the team jersey proud with a powerful sprint into the wind that earned him a respectable second place finish.      The race unfolded as expected with a breakaway forming after 22kms and being allowed to ......read more

    Pottery Barn Kids launches new ‘Back-to-School' collection

    Frozen and Mackenzie are the perfect lines for kids looking for colour, character and durability Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  Pottery Barn Kids has unveiled its ‘Back-to-School’ Collection with a creative line-up of must-have school accessories – including backpacks, lunchboxes and water bottles for the little ones. Popular collections include the ‘Disney Frozen’ collection featuring best-loved characters from the film, including Anna, Elsa, Hans and everyone’s favourite snowman Olaf.  For kids looking for a slightly different style, the ......read more

    SLC launches ‘Your Happiness is our Goal' motivational programme

    UAE, July 17, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has recently launched the ‘Your Happiness is our Goal’ motivational programme (Happiness Programme), an important addition to the efforts aimed at creating an attractive and competitive work environment that is conducive to innovation, positivity and excellence, in line with the national drive towards capitalising on the human capital as key to Dubai’s sustainable development through innovation and creativity. The programme is a leap forward towards achieving ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches scientific research competition to celebrate Year of Zayed.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 July 2018:   To celebrate the Year of Zayed, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a scientific research competition to recognize remarkable talent in the country in the medical field.   The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE. DHA has held several initiatives to mark the Year of Zayed.    The competition aims to celebrate the Founding Father’s legacy and his pivotal role in the development of the health sector of the UAE and ......read more

    Egypt leads race to win Cartoon Network's Toon Cup from among 70 countries worldwide

    Millions of kids are competing to win the Toon Cup for their country Dubai, 16th July 2018:   Even as the FIFA World Cup has captured the imagination of football fans the world over, millions of kids are competing in the race to win Cartoon Network’s Toon Cup 2018. As worldwide rankings stand, Egypt leads the global leader-board from among 70 countries. Toon Cup encourages children to create their toon football teams using their favourite Cartoon Network characters, play against teams of kids from other countries and compete for the title by gaining maximum points. The ......read more

    Vegard Stake Laengen's Stage-by-Stage Guide to the Tour De France 2018: Week Two

    Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2018:  Heading into the second week of the Tour de France, Norwegian National Road Race Champion Vegard Stake Laengen analyses UAE Team Emirates’ chances of more success.   After a dramatic week one on the tour – which saw UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin make history and take home the team’s first ever Tour de France stage win – we sat with Vegard Stake Laengen to discuss the week ahead, his experiences of these stages and the challenges his teammates will be face as they prepare for the first real mountain tests of this ......read more

    Ingenious inventions roll-in as the James Dyson Award deadline nears

    If you haven’t entered your project yet, there’s still time.   Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2018:  A device tackling ocean plastic waste, a heavy-lifting exoskeleton and an automated pollination system are just some of the thought-provoking entries that have entered the 2018 James Dyson Award so far.    Sustainability Our oceans are swamped with eight millions tonnes of waste every year. To abate a potential crisis in our ecosystem, technology must react quickly and students in Spain think they may have the answer. L.I.F.E. (Living Incorporated Filter ......read more

    Martin Survives a Brutal Day of Racing on the Cobbles of Stage Nine

    Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2018:  It was a brutal day of racing for UAE Team Emirates as they battled through Stage 9, a 156.5km route from Arras Citadelle to Roubaix with over 22 kilometres of cobbles to contend with. It was a stage fraught with crashes, but the team rode courageously and no casualties were taken on the pave.    GC Contender Dan Martin, who had sustained injuries in Stage 8, was able to stay safe inside the peloton, well protected by the team during the early parts of the race. As the riders began to split up along the road, Martin was carefully chaperoned to ......read more

    Luck Not on the Side of the Irish as Martin Gets Caught in Crash on Stage 8 of the Tour

    Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  After yesterday’s stage, it was a day of more flat roads, this time in Normandy, as UAE Team Emirates took on Stage 8 of the Tour de France – a relatively short 181km route from Dreux to Amiens. It was another day made for the sprinters, with the peloton setting off at a pedestrian pace for the first half of the race. The stage looked to be a straight forward affair for the team until misfortune struck with 16kms to go and Dan Martin was involved in a crash that put him two minutes behind the lead riders. UAE Teams Emirates’ domestiques put ......read more

    Martin Is the Man of the Moment as He Claims UAE Team Emirates' First Ever Tour De France Stage Win

    Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018:  Today, Dan Martin earned the second Tour de France stage win of his career and in doing so became the first ever UAE Team Emirates rider to claim the coveted prize. The Irishman, who finished sixth in yesterday’s race, has looked strong in the saddle all week and had highlighted this stage as one of his main goals for the Tour. The team protected Martin well throughout the 181km route from Brest to Mur de Bretagne allowing him to match all the attacks and accelerations in the final kilometres of the race. On the final climb to the line, Martin timed his ......read more

    Martin on a Mission as He Claims Sixth Spot for UAE Team Emirates in Stage Five of the Tour

    Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018:  Today UAE Team Emirates took on a race of two halves as they tackled Stage five of the Tour – a 204.5km course from Lorient to Quimper that began as a pan flat coastal course, before heading inland towards a series of short and tough climbs on highly technical Breton roads, which suited Dan Martin’s style of riding.    Once again, the team worked well within the peloton, protecting Martin and avoiding a number of crashes along the route. As the race unfolded the terrain began to favour the figure of Dan Martin who came to the front ......read more

    Confidence in Follower Counts

    Dubai, July 12, 2018:  As part of our ongoing and global effort to build trust and encourage healthy conversation on Twitter, every part of the service matters. Follower counts are a visible feature, and we want everyone to have confidence that the numbers are meaningful and accurate. Over the years, we’ve locked accounts when we detected sudden changes in account behavior. In these situations, we reach out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, we keep them locked with no ability to log in. This week, we’ll be ......read more

    New short indie movie ‘The Peril' is a wake-up call to parents about internet safety for kids

    1 in 3 internet users in the world is a child, says UNICEF report Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 July 2018:  Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Hend Al Qassemi, the independent short film ‘The Peril’ by producer/director Zenofer Fathima officially premiered today at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai.  The Peril is a breathtaking narrative that aims to raise awareness on the unseen dangers of children using technology. In an era of tablets, smartphones and touchscreens, more and more children have increasing digital presence, which inevitably ......read more

    Sharjah Summer Festival to kick off tomorrow with exciting, family-driven activities

    Families and friends are in for a major treat starting tomorrow, (Wednesday, July 11, 2018), until the end of August of this year. Shopping malls and institutions in Sharjah are sure to thrill you with exciting offers from a range of popular retail stores and family-centric activities at the opening of the 1st Sharjah Summer Festival. The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has made this announcement a day before the exciting event’s formal kick off. The launch of the Sharjah Summer Festival signals another innovative SCTDA-led initiative designed not only to ......read more

    Exceptional in every sense - the recap of the Tour of Slovenia Cycling Race 2018

    Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  This year’s 25th annual Tour of Slovenia was exceptional in every sense. Through Eurosport broadcast and social networks, we brought the I Feel Slovenia brand to the world and presented Slovenia as an amazing green country with friendly people and several landmarks worth seeing. This year, the organisers of the Tour of Slovenia decided to present the award for the best host of this international event, as the atmosphere throughout all five stages added to the attractiveness of the race and the promotion of Slovenian tourism.  Hearty cheering ......read more

    Tridom, Ras Al Khaimah's first indoor adventure park, opens its doors in Manar Mall

    Tridom, part of the Landmark Leisure Group, inaugurates with the tallest indoor drop tower in the Middle East at a height of 130 ft in Al Hamra’s Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah Introducing a unique entertainment experience to the Northern Emirates, Tridom hosts many indoor rides and attractions as well as the largest indoor play area in the UAE  Based on a swiping power card system, patrons at Tridom can top up their card to use to play in the big and kiddie rides, as well as the play zone, and video games and redemption novelty games area, without paying an entrance ......read more

    Richard Quest explores our ‘World of Wonder' in new CNN series

    Dubai, UAE, July 09, 2018:  “Quest’s World of Wonder can be summed up in one sentence: We’re going to interesting places to meet fascinating people,” says Richard Quest, host of the new immersive travel series on CNN International.   He continues: “We’re not tourists, we’re travelers. It’s a show about meeting the people who reveal the heart of the city and help you understand what makes the place tick, leading you to that ‘wow’ moment when you realize you belong.”   Each month Quest will travel to a ......read more

    Kristoff Cashes in as European Champion Secures Another Top Five Finish

    Dubai, UAE, July 09, 2018:   It was a positive day at the saddle for UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff as the Norwegian followed up yesterday’s top five finish with another, crossing the line in fifth place during today’s Stage two. The European Champion came into the final stretch alongside his fellow sprint specialists as they battled it out in the closing kilometre in what was another thrilling, but dramatic finish.  The day’s breakaway went early and managed to hold off the peloton until they were 14km from the end. Once together, the group ......read more

    Dubai Parks and Resorts and GEMS Education launch the second annual Summer Camp

    Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  Following last year’s successful Summer Camp, Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has partnered with Gems Education for a second year in a row to organize a Summer Camp for children that will offer endless opportunities for fun and games, as well as boost their confidence and creativity.    Children will get the chance to explore the four theme parks and meet their favorite character Master Po from the famous movie Kung Fu Panda. In addition, they will be able to go on a treasure hunt at ......read more

    CNN's Inside the Middle East explores the rising profile of the Arab film industry

    Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  This month on CNN’s Inside the Middle East, host Becky Anderson examines how the Arab Film Industry was projected onto the world stage at the Cannes Film Festival - the largest international showcase of cinematic art. 2018 witnessed the largest presence of films from the region since the festival began in 1946, and for the first time ever, four Middle Eastern movies competed for the prestigious Palme d'Or Award. Inside the Middle East speaks to filmmakers and industry insiders to understand how Arab cinema has developed to be recognised on such a ......read more

    Free Entry to Modhesh World Every Sunday for Kids

    Dubai, UAE - 4 July 2018:   Modhesh, the ever-smiling mascot of Dubai’s summer, welcomes all families living in the UAE to bring their children down to Modhesh World and embark on exciting adventures this summer and enjoy free entrance every Sunday from 24 June until 19 August 2018.  The offer invites all UAE residents aged 4-10 to experience Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre to enter free of charge every Sunday until 19 August 2018. Prior registration by parents is required via the Modhesh World website and a confirmation email must be presented at the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council Partners with ADNOC to Stage First ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

    Long-distance race to take place on December 7 Range of events open to elite professional athletes, seasoned amateurs and first-time marathon participants Partnership reinforces ADNOC’s corporate social responsibility commitments Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 4, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, the inauguration of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, which will be held, for the first time, on December 7, 2018, bringing the world’s oldest race to one of the world’s most ......read more

    wasl properties reveals grand-prize winner of ‘Zayed Ramadan Competition'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 July 2018:   wasl properties has announced the winners of its ‘Zayed Ramadan Competition’. The competition took place throughout Ramadan and aimed to celebrate children’s creativity, highlight their innovation, and reward their artistic talents.  wasl committee selected Zobiya Javed Ansari, Sameeksha, Zunerah, and Therese to be the four winners of the year. Each was given a Nintendo Switch console and Zobiya Javed Ansari was deemed the Grand winner, receiving the grand-prize scholarship tuition of AED 25,000. Zainab ......read more

    Record Number of Nominations Expected for 10th MBR Creative Sports Awards

    60 more days to go before the closure of the nomination window Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018:  With less than 60 days to go before the closure of nomination window for the 10th Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Awards, organisers have been impressed with the number of nominations they have received until now and are confident of scaling new highs in this Year of Zayed. The nomination window, which opened on April 1, is set to close at midnight on August 31 and Her Excellency Moaza Al Marri, Secretary General of the Awards, revealed they have already received “dozens of ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Announce Strongest Tour Line-up as Countdown Begins to Cycling Showpiece

    Dubai, UAE, July 01, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates has announced its strongest ever Tour de France line-up as the they prepare to make their second appearance at cycling’s most prestigious race (7 – 29 July). The team will be fronted by General Classification (GC) contender Dan Martin, whilst reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff will be the sides big hope in the sprint stages. The duo will rely on the support of teammates Darwin Atapuma, Marco Marcato, Kristijan Durasek, Oliviero Troia, Roberto Ferrari and Rory Sutherland.     In Irishman Martin, UAE ......read more

    Top Travel Picks to Ensure a Tantrum Free Trip

    Your Summer 2018 Children’s Travel Essentials!  Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  As summer approaches, it is time to start planning ahead, even more so when little people are involved! To ensure a tantrum-free trip, careful preparation is key – fail to prepare, prepare to fail! From durable drinks bottles to keep your children regularly hydrated to cute backpacks to fill with their favourite travel friendly toys and games, and some firm natural skincare staples, we have compiled all of your travel essentials and have you thoroughly covered this summer.  Remember, ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Launches Youth Academy

    Professional cycling team reaching out into the community to inspire the next generation of UAE cyclists   Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  As part of its ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of cyclists, UAE Team Emirates has partnered with Dubai-based sports activity provider Just Play, to launch the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy – a summer cycling programme, hosted at this year’s Dubai Sports World.   The three-week initiative – which targets boys and girls from 11-16 years-old and starts on Sunday 8th July – coincides with the ......read more

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