Abu Dhabi - June 25, 2018: Start your Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018 off right, then don’t miss out the opportunity to meet the character of your children’s dreams of the world famous Pinkfong and Baby Shark at Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi’s leading shopping mall. Running between 28 and 30 June, families can make their children’s dreams come true with the adorable Prince Pinkfong from planet Staria, Baby Shark, and all their dancing friends.
Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi’s favorite mall is delighted to welcome these world famous delightful characters all the way from South Korea. Visitors can enjoy two high energy, interactive and educational shows each day, starting at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Each show starts with a train trip that leads to a magical story and dance concert that’ll get everyone involved and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ young guns produced one of the team’s best overall performances of the season, with Edward Ravasi, Valerio Conti and Simone Petilli all finishing in the top 10 of the General Classification (GC) at the Adriatica Ionica Race, and in doing so, took UAE Team Emirates to the top of the overall team standings.
The team produced impressive performances across all five stages of the UCI European Tour event. In the Team Time Trial (TTT) UAE Team Emirates recorded the second best time, whilst Simone Consonni, who recently won a stage in the Tour of Slovenia, continued his run of form by finishing second, sixth and seventh respectively in the three sprint stages. Meanwhile, Edward Ravasi finished fourth in the queen stage of the race, but was hit by bad luck with a ......read more
DUBAI – June 25, 2018: Watermelon Communications, the leading homegrown marketing and communications agency in the region, today announced its alliance with 3AW, a global network of independent full-service communication agencies. Watermelon is the only entity from the GCC region to be invited and included in the 3AW network of global communications, advertising and marketing services providers.
The 3AW network consists of independent full-service agencies across the world. The fast-growing network has its roots in the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Spain, with affiliate agencies covering more than 20 markets around the world. The 3AW network is built by professionals with high knowledge and experience of each market.
The Watermelon leadership team participated at the 3AW Annual Congress held ......read more
From June 15 to August 30 visitors to enjoy 300 m2 of a Snow Garden and snow packed activities throughout the summer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: June 25, 2018: EverSnow, a French company specialising in snow making and event production has partnered with Fakieh Group to create the Snow Land event at the Al Shallal Theme Park Ice Rink in Jeddah, KSA. A 300m2 Snow Garden is being built for visitors to enjoy fun activities from the 15th of June to the 30th of August. Launched on the occasion of Eid al Fitr, the Snow Land will be the coolest place to be throughout the summer in KSA and until Eid Al Adha.
The Snow Garden will be filled with wonderful activities such as a dedicated area to build snowmen, have snowball fights, sledding, snowy slide ramp and snowshoeing. There will also be a large ......read more
ALFAHIM’s tie up with UAE Triathlon Federation highlights its commitment to the long-term development of the Emirates and health of residents.
Partnership will see ALFAHIM work with the Federation to boost participation in triathlon and sporting events across the UAE.
The Federation aims to increase number of youngsters and Emiratis regularly taking part in sports.
June 19, 2018, Abu Dhabi: ALFAHIM has announced a new three-year partnership deal with the UAE Triathlon Federation.
The tie-up will see the Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate work closely with the Federation to increase the number of triathlon events held across the UAE, as well as boost the number of Emiratis and residents taking part in sports on a regular basis.
The new partnership will support the Federation in hosting a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will continue its preparations for the Tour de France as a team of seven riders gear up to take on the Adriatica Ionica Race (20-24 June). The team will be fronted by Valerio Conti, who goes into the five-stage race in high spirits, having impressed in recent weeks at the Giro d’Italia and Criterium du Dauphiné. The young Italian will be supported by a team blending youth and experience that includes: Ben Swift, Darwin Atapuma, Simone Consonni, Simone Petilli, Manuele Mori and Edward Ravasi.
Commenting on the upcoming race, Valerio Conti said: “I am really motivated. I want to try and achieve good results for the team. After a challenging Giro d’Italia and the Criterium du Dauphiné, I’m trying to prepare a balanced approach to the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018: Within minutes of each other, UAE Team Emirates were celebrating two victories on Wednesday afternoon. Italian Diego Ulissi took control of the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse, breaking away on the uphill finish in Leukerbad ahead of a group of 15 chasing riders. Ulissi timed his attack perfectly and, from 300metres out, romped home to pick up the 30th win of his career and first in 2018.
Just moments later, UAE Team Emirates’ Simone Consonni out-sprinted his opposition at the Tour of Slovenia to earn his first ever professional win and take the lead in the General Classification (GC). The 23-year-old Italian took charge of the first stage, narrowly avoiding two crashes in the last kilometre to secure first place.
Commenting on his victory, Diego Ulissi said: ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018: Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain recently hosted a successful Quran Competition in partnership with Awqaf Al-Ain. More than 120 students participated in two different categories of recitation and three 3 winners were picked up from each category by a panel of judges well versed in the Quran.
The Competition categories and winners were announced as follows:
1st Category: Grade 1 to Grade 3
1st Prize: AED 3,000/-
2nd Prize: AED 2,000/-
3rd Prize: AED 1,000/-
1st Prize - Razan Osama
2nd Prize - Mariyam Muhamed
3rd Prize - Ahmed
2nd Category: Grade 4 to Grade 6
1st Prize: AED 3,000/-
2nd Prize: AED 2,000/-
3rd Prize: AED 1,000/-
1st Prize - Mariam Wisam
2nd Prize - MarwaShoukat
3rd Prize - RashedNoushad
Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations, Medeor 24x7 International Al ......read more
Dubai, June 13, 2018: With one day to go until the 2018 @FIFAWorldCup in Russia, the countdown has begun, and the conversation continues to heat up. This how-to-follow guide offers football fans everything needed to get closer to the #WorldCup action as it unfolds on Twitter.
Official World Cup emojis
Fans around the world can Tweet with hashtags in seven languages -- including English, Arabic and French -- to trigger special #WorldCup emojis throughout the tournament. The hashtags in English are: #WorldCup and #WorldCupFinal. As for the Arabic hashtag, it’s: 2018ÑæÓíÇ#
Each team will also get their own country-specific emoji as well. Use a hashtag in front of the relevant three-letter country code, and that country’s flag will appear after the text. Here are the emojis of the Arab ......read more
A program aimed to empower pre-professional students with Facebook Advertising knowledge
Dubai, UAE; 11 June 2018: Facebook has announced that Arabic is now available as a language on the latest version of the Facebook for iPhone. In addition to the existing availability of Arabic on desktop and Android, this move will help people across the region use Facebook in their native language. This is just another example of Facebook's commitment to the MENA region.
Arabic is widely spoken amongst the 169 million people who use Facebook every month in the MENA region on mobile. This update is a result of Facebook’s collaboration with veteran translators from the region through the Translate Facebook app, which enables anyone to translate the Facebook interface into their own language.
Jonathan Labin, Managing Director, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin secured fourth spot in the overall General Classification (GC) standings at this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné in France. Martin’s impressive result came after he produced yet another strong display on the seventh and final stage of the race, finishing sixth behind eventual winner, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). Martin not only narrowly missed out on a GC podium spot, but also came extremely close to claiming the points jersey, finishing just three points behind the green jersey winner, Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott).
In the final stage of the tour – which featured the fourth summit finish in a row – Edward Ravasi also showed his strength, as the young rider held his own in a determined breakaway that was eventually caught with just ......read more
The short film, Estimrariya, emphasizes on the timeless principles of Sheikh Zayed
Abu Dhabi – 11th June 2018: In attendance of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi witnessed the premiere of ‘Estimrariya’, a short film that pays tribute to the legacy of the founding father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Written and Directed by debutant director, Ullas R Koya, the six-minute short film, Estimrariya, which means Continuance in Arabic, features noted UAE businessman and philanthropist. Dr B. R. Shetty plays the role of an elderly Arab citizen teaching his granddaughter (Gamila Yassin) about virtues the United Arab Emirates inherited from the late Sheikh Zayed.
Speaking about the film, Dr. B. R. Shetty, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018: While most people rely on the internet to read these days, one cannot deny the feeling of holding a real book. Skyline University College organized the Skyline Book Fair 2018 with the theme, “Year of Zayed on May 14-15, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Library Department also conducted an Inter-School Competition on Storytelling, Drawing, and Oratory where 81 participants competed to win.
The two-day event have witnessed students showcase their talents and their excitement while rummaging through a wide selection of books. The participating schools in this year’s Book Fair were: Gulf Asian English School, Leaders Private School, New Indian Model School, and Pace International School. While exhibitors of the event were: All Prints Publishing, Friendship Bookstore, Oxford ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff secured top spot at the GP du canton d’Argovie in Switzerland as the sprint sensation took his tally to four wins for the season. The European champion, who joined UAE Team Emirates at the start of this season, showed just why the team were so keen to obtain his services, as he unleashed a powerful surge to the finish to take the title.
Commenting on his victory, Kristoff said: “This is my fourth win of the season, but normally I’d have more already at this point, so I put a lot of weight behind this race. For me and the entire team it’s important to show our jersey and promote cycling in the UAE – and there’s no better way to do that than to win. A big thanks to the team for controlling the race ......read more
19th edition of Modhesh World runs from 7 June - 25 August at Dubai World Trade Centre
Region’s much awaited family edutainment destination to offer immersive experiences
80-day excitement includes interactive shows by Dubai’s lovable mascot Modhesh and world’s most famous cat Hello Kitty
Dubai, UAE 7 June 2018: Modhesh World, one of the most popular family edutainment destinations in the region, will usher in its 19th edition this year with a lineup of family fun featuring an array of world-class entertainment activities, immersive and themed experiences.
Running from 7 June to 25 August, Modhesh World in partnership with DEWA has unveiled a packed calendar of events and activities that will take place in eight distinctive halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: Did you know that drama, dance and singing is great exercise for your kids? What’s more, it unlocks their creative side and allows them to use their imagination and be free… completely away from screens, tablets and laptops!
At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment where they can make friends and get to perform a show at the end of the week!
What will your kids do at camp? They will build team skills by playing special drama games. Plus, they will learn routines and songs, and create their own characters to become a part of a devised play to be performed on the last day of camp for family and friends. The play will be filled with comedy, drama, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: Defending champion Laura Massaro took a step closer towards the knockout semi-finals with a victory over England teammate Sarah-Jane Perry in the afternoon session on Day 2 of the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals at Emirates Golf Club today, while Germany’s Simon Rosner notched up a second win to secure a place in the semi-finals.
Massaro, 34, is firmly in the driving seat in Group B of the women’s event after she followed up an impressive opening day win over World Champion Raneem El Welily with a 2-1 victory over her fellow countrywoman.
Massaro made a blistering start as she stormed to a 10-6 lead in the opening game, before Perry showcased her fighting spirit to come back to force a tie-break before holding two games balls of her own, but Massaro remained composed under pressure to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will line-up for the GP Du Canton d’Argovie (7 June) with a strong line up of riders including reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff. The Norwegian will be supported by team mates: Ben Swfit, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Oliviero Troia, Jan Polanc and Simone Consonni as they prepare for a race which is traditionally used as a warm up for the Tour de Suisse.
Commenting ahead of the race in northern Switzerland, Sports Director Simone Pedrazzinisaid: “The GP Canton d’Argovie-Gippingen usually produces an interesting final sprint. We are geared up for this with a group of powerful riders including Kristoff, Consonni, Ferrari and Swift. Consonni can also make his presence felt by getting into the longer attacks, whilst Troia, Polanc ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: The multi-talented artist, singer, composer and lyricist Salim Assaf, headed to Paris on Monday morning to attend the Ceremony by the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music, and was awarded the title of “Professional Members”, In the presence of the Chairman of S.A.C.E.M – Jean-Claude Petit and the international music composer Jean-Michel Bernard
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: Dubai Municipality clinched the Nad Al Sheba Wheelchair Basketball Championship title with a facile 63-46 win over Dubai Public Prosecution at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night.
Dominant throughout their campaign, Dubai Municipality gave another commanding performance to deal Dubai Public Prosecution their third defeat in the final of the NAS Wheelchair Basketball Championship.
“From the beginning of the tournament, Dubai Municipality and the Public Prosecution team had set themselves apart and everyone expected us to be in the final,” said Dubai Municipality’s Ahmed Al Jassim, one of the leading scorers of the tournament.
“So we had two of the tournament’s best teams in the final and it was a really good contest. We had a good strategy in place and it ......read more
Rani, Unilever and Infiniti Commit as Show’s First Sponsors; The Show Premieres on June 11
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: Twitter and Goal today announced that they are kicking off the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with the launch of the first sports live show in the Middle East & North Africa region, “#YallaGoal”, on the platform. Hosted in Arabic, the biweekly evening show will focus on football related news on Twitter during the tournament. The show premiers three days leading up to the World Cup, on June 11.
The show, produced by Goal, will cover a variety of World Cup topics including insights, football-related entertainment and celebrity news. The editorial insights will include debates, team and player reviews as well as opta analyses, followed by entertainment segments that ......read more
Lexus LC claims a class win on its debut in the German endurance race
Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018: Overcoming the challenges of one of the world’s most demanding circuits, the No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC, driven by Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and Yuichi Nakayama, made a remarkable debut race and claimed the first position in the SP-PRO class of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race recently in Germany.
The No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC demonstrated its out-and-out pace in qualifying, lining up 32nd on the starting grid in a field of 147 cars with a best lap time of eight minutes and 34.591 seconds around the climbs and descents of the 25-kilometer German racetrack.
Shigeki Tomoyama, President, GAZOO Racing Company, said: “Although ......read more
For first time, celebrations will include fireworks on all three days of Eid Al Fitr
24-hour celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall on June 15
June 5, 2018 - Yas Island, UAE: Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, has announced an exciting program of celebrations taking place across the Island during Eid Al Fitr. From a thrilling three-day fireworks extravaganza, to 24-hour celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall as well as exciting experiences all around, there’s something for everyone this Eid on Yas Island.
This year, for the first time, Yas Island will celebrate every day of Eid in style with a spectacular fireworks show. Set to light up the capital’s unique leisure destination, the daily fireworks display will kick off at 9 pm ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018: Egyptian World No.1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini were the big winners at the 2017/18 PSA Awards as they collected the Player of Year Awards in recognition of their exploits over the past season on the PSA World Tour during a gala dinner held at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina last night.
On the eve of the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals, ElShorbagy, who begins the defence of his title today (June 5) against Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez, was presented with the men's trophy following an emphatic return to the top of the game that saw him win seven major titles, including the 2017 PSA World Championships crown, during the campaign.
ElShorbagy narrowly edged Rodriguez – the man who beat him in the final of the recent Allam British Open ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: Defending champions Al Taher put in a consummate team performance on Sunday night, fighting back from a goal down to beat fancied Fuhood Zaabeel 2-1 and book their place in the last four of the 2018 Nad Al Sheba Futsal Championship.
Led by their diminutive Iranian captain Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh, a three-time AFC Futsal Player of the Year, Al Taher bounced back after Tariq Abdulla Al Ali had put Fuhood Zaabeel ahead in the 3rd minute, with Brazilian Jefferson Luis Carpes equalising in the 8th minute before Ahmad Abdullah gave them the lead four minutes later.
Al Taher then kept Fuhood’s marauding Brazilian trio of Mateus Da Silva, Taynan Da Silva and Douglas Junior at bay to protect their lead and set up a semi-final clash with Emirates Driving Institute, who crushed The Storm 9-2 in the other ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ are targeting glory on home soil with the Dubai Tour (6 – 10 February) the first stop in a series of races across the GCC that includes; The Tour of Oman (13 – 18 February) and concludes at the end of February with the Abu Dhabi Tour (21 – 25 February).
The line-up for the Dubai Tour – the first race in the UAE for the Emirati team this season – will feature two of the team’s newest members; former U-23 World Road Race Champion, Sven Erik Bystrøm and reigning European Road Race ......read more
February 4 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Two of the most exciting young players on the ATP World Tour will be vying for the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title when play gets underway later this month, with both Lucas Pouille and Karen Khachanov ready to make their mark and continue their climb up the rankings.
Pouille already signalled his intent here last year when he fought all the way to the semi-finals before losing to eventual champion Andy Murray. Having received the 2016 Most Improved Player Award, voted for by his fellow players, he went on to enjoy a ......read more
Porcelain vessels designed by Sheikha Hind currently being displayed as part of PostCraft Collection
Sharjah, February 04, 2018: The uniquely different stages of the UAE’s development form the artistic focus of a collection of vases that is currently touring around the region. Designed and produced by Sheikha Hind Al bint Majed Al Qassimi, proprietor of the Designed by Hind brand, the vessels are a personal interpretation of the three significant historical periods that have defined the progress of the country; pre-oil, oil and post-oil.
Titled ‘Is-Dher’, ......read more
Kids will have the chance to perform on the Main Cultural Stage of Global Village within the Global Show Academy
The festival, dedicated to celebrating children, runs from 3rd to 24th February 2018
A football challenge for children will be held during Kids Fest
4 February, 2018 -Dubai, UAE: Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and a family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced the return of Kids Fest, for its 3rd successive year, from 3rd – 24th February 2018.
Kids Fest will be a 21 day ......read more
Saeed Al Kaabi will face-off against Matar Al Habsi in the second semi-final next Friday
DUBAI, 4 February 2018: Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi displayed magnificent all-round skills to become the first contestant to achieve a perfect score of 50 during the ninth episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village on Friday 2nd February.
It came at a perfect time for the experienced Yuweel artiste who virtually sealed his spot in the final with his flawless ......read more
Gems Modern Academy won the match by eight wickets
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 3rd 2018: Students from Gems Modern Academy school were at their best in the Final Round of Elite School League (ESL), a cricket tournament conducted by Robin Singh Sports Academy with Aster and Transworld Group as title sponsors at the Ajman MCC ground on February 2nd. The League produced not only centuries, but also deadly bowling spells and spectacular all-round performances.
Watched by Indian Test star and renowned coach Robin Singh, ESL aims to identify top cricket talent in the UAE. ......read more
Tournament is a qualifier for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals to held on 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 1st February 2018: Team F3-K headed by falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin began their quest to qualify for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals with a hat-trick of victories on the opening day of the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) on Thursday 1st February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in ......read more
ME children’s toy sector on upward track as UAE leads consumer spending on toys and games
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: The Middle East toys and games market, valued at US$3.5 billion in 2017, will be on an upward track in 2018, with the UAE at the forefront of consumer spending on items such as action figures, arts and crafts, plush toys, puzzles, sport equipment, and pre-school products.
According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), a growing population coupled with a strong performing tourism sector will put the retail value of toys and games in the Middle ......read more
The ‘Pride of the Generation’ will be held from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 31st January 2018: Elite falconers will spring into action during the next fortnight when 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) begins on Thursday 1st February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (exit 55) in Dubai.
The second and most prestigious falconry championship which will continue ......read more
Dubai, Wednesday, 31st January 2018: Lebanese superstar Elissa, one of the most recognised artistes in the Arab world, will perform a special concert for Global Village guests on Friday, 2nd February 2018, starting at 9:00 pm at the Main Cultural Stage. Elissa has been brought to the region’s leading family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment in cooperation with Rotana, and guests can rightly anticipate a magical atmosphere at the concert.
Season 22 of Global Village has witnessed concerts by some of the most popular and adored singers and artistes ......read more
Dubai, January 31, 2018: Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors hosted the 14th edition of the hugely-popular annual musical concert Global Fusion on 27th January, 2018, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. This year’s Global Fusion concept was themed around “Wind”, one of the five basic elements of nature which has been musically interpreted since time immemorial. The concept symbolised the role of Wind in creating music with the help of talented artistes from six different countries.
The Global Fusion concert was led by Rakesh Chaurasia from India on the Bamboo ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2018: The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 began with a thrilling start at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” that took place in the spectacular setting of the frozen lake of St. Moritz from 26th – 28th January 2018 and saw Team Cartier claim victory over Team Maserati by 4.5 to 4, in a breathtaking final.
Over the three days of the tournament, the four polo teams played entertaining and high-class polo matches to the delight of over 15,000 spectators – setting a new tournament record. The spectacularly sunny weather conditions ......read more
The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer
Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018: Following four days of enthralling golf, the “Major of the Middle East” has concluded in victory for Li Haotong. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 point lead on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club.
The victory earns Li Haotong a trophy, winner’s cheque and a brand new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer
Driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8901 ......read more
Dubai, 25th January, 2018: OMEGA ambassadors, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy, have teed off on a gloriously sunny day at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai to get the 29th edition of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic underway.
While the current and defending champion Sergio Garcia will be looking to earn his second win at the tournament, the Northern Irishman, Rory McIlroy, will also be looking to reclaim the trophy, which he lifted in 2015.
The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, a part of the European Tour, is considered the top professional golfing tournament in the Middle ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018: Representatives of more than 120 national boxing federations will assemble in Dubai this weekend for an Extraordinary Congress of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), where they will discuss administrative reforms and pick a new chief to lead the organisation.
The UAE Boxing Federation (UAEBF) will host the Congress on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton (Dubai International Financial Centre), in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, and HE Anas Al Otaiba, President of UAEBF, said preparations are in full swing.
“This is the ......read more
Dubai – 25 Jan 2018: Dubai Customs has brought down the curtain on the 23rd edition of Carpet and Art Oasis 2018, with sales hitting AED 20 million.
Themed ‘A Fabric of Creativity’, the exhibition organised by Dubai Customs in association with Oilfields Supply Center Ltd featured more than 200,000 exquisite and rare carpets, and over 45 exhibitors from around the world, with carpets this year worth Dh2 billion.
The exhibition, a key event of the Dubai Shopping Festival, is among a few exhibitions in the world to focus on handcrafted silk and wool carpets, said ......read more
KSA women participate in basketball, table tennis, fencing, Karate and athletics
Sharjah, January 24, 2018: A strong contingent of Saudi women athletes will be out in force at the fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), which runs from February 2-12, 2018. Organised by the Sharjah Women Sports Foundation, (SWSF), under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, the event will see 70 clubs from 17 Arab countries compete in nine Olympic ......read more
24 January, 2018; Dubai: The Alif, a painting exhibition by Dr. Sana Sajan a passionate artist and philanthropist 2018 edit has been inaugurated at AnYahh art gallery on 23rd January by H.H. Sheikha Hind Bint Faisal Al Qassimi and Adel Sajan Director Danube Group. To grace the occasion present on the evening were members of the private office of H.H Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, The Community Development Authority, Thalassemia center of Latifa hospital and Crème de la Crème of Dubai.
The collection is blend of bold and beautiful colours with an oeuvre of modern ......read more
December’s ‘500 Super Final Handball’ will see the nine-time European champions take on Polish club Vive Kielce
DUBAI January 23, 2018: Come December and two of Europe’s biggest teams, nine-time European Champions League winners FC Barcelona Handbol and 2016 continental champions PGE Vive Kielce, will land in Dubai to battle for a prize-purse of $500,000 in the inaugural “500 Super Final Handball”.
Being organised under the aegis of Dubai Sports Council, the 500 Super Final will be held in Dubai every December for five years, with ......read more
There will be five races each day from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 23rd January 2018: The sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will be held from 1st to 15th February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (exit 55) in Dubai.
HHC expect a record number of participants for the second and prestigious Fazza Falconry Championship following the success of the Fazza ......read more
Robert Pattinson’s best performance to date in electrifying twisted thriller exclusive to DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du this month
Dubai, 23 January 2018: DIFF’s independent cinema showcase, DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du, welcomes the most exciting and latest cinema from around the world for a year-round festival. From 25 January - 7 February, DIFF365 presents ‘Good Time’, a riveting race-against- time thriller directed by Ben and Josh Safdie, starring Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi, Ben Safdie, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Following the ......read more
DUBAI - Jan 22, 2018: Conares, a leading provider of downstream steel products in the GCC region, lauded Indian blind cricket team on winning against Pakistan team at the One Day International Blind Cricket World Cup match recently held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
His Excellency Vipul, Indian Consul General in Dubai, hosted the team at the Consulate premises along with Mr. Bharat Bhatia, CEO of Conares and other dignitaries.
Commenting on the team’s performance Mr. Bharat Bhatia said, “We take great pride to see the Indian team winning at the Blind ......read more
UAE Team Emirates continue their UCI World Tour 2018 season today as riders head to Argentina for the Vuelta a San Juan between 21 – 28 January, with UAE National Road Race Championship winner, Yousif Mirza flying the flag for UAE Team Emirates.
Mirza, the first professional Emirati rider to ride for a team on the UCI World Tour, last competed for the team at the Colorado Classic in August 2017 and will be hoping to build on the success of last season where he lifted the UAE National Road Race Championship on home soil. Joining him in South America will be Darwin ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the opening race of the UCI World Tour 2018 season, as the Italian finished fourth at the Santos Tour Down Under, just four seconds off third-place and 20 behind the eventual winner, Mitchelton-Scott’s, Daryl Impey.
UAE Team Emirates’ riders who claimed top 10 finishes in all but one of the tour’s stages included; Simone Consonni (5th – stage one, 4th – stage three and 7th – stage six) Diego Ulissi (4th - stage four and 7th ......read more
Saeed Al Ketbi advances to the ‘Golden Square’ round during the seventh episode of competition
DUBAI, 21 January 2018: The traditional Emirati folk art of Youlah is gaining international acclaim thanks to the brilliant performances in the 18th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program being held to packed audiences every Friday night at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village.
Saeed Mohammed Sweidan Al Ketbi became the second contestant to qualify for the Semi-Finals (Golden Square) of the competition, it was announced ......read more
The soccer tournament for women organized by women, is aligned with the sustainability theme of the Year of Zayed
Diamond Divas, the winning team, secured a spot in the global final to be held in New York City in September 2018, held during the UN General Assembly Week.
DUBAI – January 20, 2018: The Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup UAE), the first women’s only global soccer tournament in the Middle East to support the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals, held at The Sustainable City, Dubai showcased two evenings of absolute fun, music, food, great soccer and ......read more
Grand musical portrays a love story set in the Umayyad period
20 January, 2018, Dubai, UAE: Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park and the region's key family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced the launch of ‘Silk Road – The Journey of a Unique Necklace’, a grand scale musical production by Ornina Arts Events, that portrays the story of Jubayr and Laila set during the Umayyad period in Andalusia. The 30-minute musical is hosted on the Main Cultural Stage as part of the 22nd Season of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2018: Dubai’s first nature adventure and zip-lining park is celebrating its first birthday on the 27th January and the whole of Dubai is invited to celebrate.
This FREE birthday celebration will include a number of spectacular shows including Arial Acrobats, Kharsha drums and Ground Acrobatics.
The Party extravaganza will kick off at 2:30PM on Saturday 27th, with fun for the whole family including Face Painting, Balloon Sculptures and a host of exciting competitions. The Aventura café will also be open, serving a selection of special ......read more
January 18, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: There could be a changing of the guard at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this year, with world number three and ATP Tour Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov leading the list of direct entries for the ATP title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium next month.
With defending champion Andy Murray out injured, the field may have opened up for a new title holder to hold the trophy aloft when play commences for the Men’s week on 26 February.
Dimitrov, who will be making his second appearance in Dubai having played here in ......read more
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2018: Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, leisure, entertainment and dining destination, has announced that it will be supporting the Dubai Basketball International Championship 2018 as the bronze sponsor for the 29th edition of the tournament. The championship runs from 18th to 26th January and will see some of the world’s top basketball players travelling to the UAE to compete in Dubai.
Akram Ammar, Managing Director of Sahara Centre, commented: ”We are proud to be one of the key sponsors of the Dubai ......read more
United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2018: The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Wednesday 17 January 2018, revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2018 Prize. The novels selected were chosen from 124 entries from 14 countries, all published between July 2016 and June 2017.
The longlist was chosen by a panel of five judges chaired by Jordanian academic, critic, poet, novelist and playwright Ibrahim Al Saafin.
Of the 16 authors chosen, many are recognisable names with three having been shortlisted for the ......read more
Power’ by Korean Supergroup EXO joins the Dubai Fountain’s Repertoire of Renowned Melodies
Dubai, UAE 17 January 2018: The Dubai Fountain, the tallest and largest choreographed fountain in the world in Emaar’s Downtown Dubai, premiered its first K-Pop song on 16 January. The hit song ‘Power’ from Korean supergroup EXO was introduced to audiences as part of a spectacular dancing performance at 5:30pm.
K-Pop boyband EXO made its debut in 2012 and has enjoyed phenomenal success both in Korea and across the region ever since. The song ......read more
SNF’s Family Fun Fair on 26th of January 2018 - Creating Awareness about Special Needs in the UAE
Dubai, 17th January 2018 – Special Needs Future (SNF) Development Center hosts its 12th edition of Family Fun Fair in collaboration with Universal American School on Friday the 26th of January from 10:30am till 8:00pm. The event is managed my Plan B. This partnership is set to provide a platform to both the special needs community and the mainstream society to come together to promote the spirit of giving, diversity and social inclusion.
Mehnaz Ahmed – General ......read more
Danube Girls are charged up for the Global Goals World Cup UAE, the first women’s only global football tournament
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2018: With the mantra ‘train like you must win and play like you can’t lose’ Danube Group bold and beautiful ladies are all set for the Global Goals World Cup UAE (GGWCup UAE) — the first women’s only global football tournament in the Middle East supporting the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals. The tournament is all set to take place on 19th January at Sustainable City. The brand ambassadors for the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018: As the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games, OMEGA has today celebrated the 2-year countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, together with the event’s organising committee.
When the Opening Ceremony takes place on the 10th of January 2020, Lausanne 2020 will mark the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Around 1,880 young athletes from over 70 nations will compete in 81 events around the Swiss city of Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, St. Moritz, and in the nearby Vaud Alps and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018: The 16 teams invited to the fifth edition of the Dubai Tour – taking place from 6 to 10 February 2018 – have been officially announced.
Nine UCI WorldTour Teams, five UCI Professional Continental Teams, one UCI Continental Team and one UAE National Selection team will be at the start of the five-stage professional cycling race organised by the Dubai Sports Council in collaboration with RCS Sport. Each team will consist of seven riders.
UCI WORLDTOUR TEAMS
ASTANA PRO TEAM – KAZ
Astana is part of the Astana President’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018: TMG specializes in the protection of premium content. The company will unveil its latest innovations in the field of anti-piracy, broadcast monitoring and compliance at CABSAT 2018 in Za’beel Halls 1-3, French Pavilion, Stand No ZB6-D30.
As illegal live-streaming continues to explode, becoming the strongest development for piracy in media and entertainment, efficient solutions have become available to broadcasters of premium content, explains anti-piracy expert TMG.
“Avid fans will do anything to watch their favorite teams ......read more
UAE Team Emirates will embark on their second UCI World Tour season this week, heading to Australia as the team tackle the Santos Tour Down Under from 16th – 21st January.
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018: Representing the UAE colours and making his Santos Tour Down Under debut, is former World Champion, Rui Costa, alongside teammates Matteo Bono, Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Marco Marcato, Manuele Mori and Diego Ulissi, the latter producing some of the strongest displays for UAE Team Emirates in the team’s 2017 debut season.
The Santos Tour Down Under was first ......read more
Dubai, 14th January 2018: Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park and the region's key family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, hosted the awards ceremony for the winners of one of the UAE’s largest ever community initiatives, the Victory Project.
The Victory Project is a Global Village community initiative, specifically designed to instill patriotism among the students of the UAE and generated a tremendous response. It registered the participation of 15,000 students from 111 schools from across the UAE. They were ......read more
The event included a variety of workshops and activities focused on establishing ethical habits and values
[Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 January 2018] - Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted its ‘Carnival of Ideas’ spring forum through the Department of Cultural and Heritage Programs and the Dubai Heritage Development Centers.
The two-week programme ran from 17th to 28th December 2017, featuring an innovative series of workshops and activities, as well ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018: The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. It is given to a novel in Arabic which the judges consider to be the best of that year.
Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high quality Arabic literature internationally through the translation and publication of winning and shortlisted novels in other major languages.
At 9am GMT / 1pm GST on Wednesday 17 January, the 2018 longlist of 16 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018: During Arab Literacy Day on 8 January, IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, gave children the chance to ignite their passion and understanding for Arabic with its new in-store initiative. ‘Arabic Reassembled’ is a creative solution for children to learn and create 12 Arabic words that are used daily, using the all-familiar IKEA instruction manual.
You can also participate in the event at Yas Mall from 11-13 January or at Dubai Festival City from 8-13 January.
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018: HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, winner of the Arab Sports Personality Award at the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, wants to see more women take up top positions in Saudi Arabian sports federation and inspire the generations that follow.
The first female to lead a Saudi sports federation when she took over as president of the Federation for Community Sports in October, Princess Reema is also Deputy President of Saudi Arabia’s Sports Authority for Planning & Development.
Her pioneering role in the ......read more
Record number of 367 entries on second day of events in General Public category
DUBAI, 9th January 2018: The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw a Briton entering the fray in the General Public category on Monday in Dubai.
A record number of 367 falcons participated in five disciplines of the Jeer Tabaa Farkh and Jernas events in the General Public category on the seventh day of competition in ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated the winners of the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award and thanked them for their “extraordinary efforts” to promote creativity and the empowerment of women in sports.
The winners of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, which is the biggest award of its kind in the world and one of the entities under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more
Abdullah Khalfan Al Qubaisi’s entry ‘Al Sirmi’ breaks 17-second barrier
DUBAI, 9th January 2018: The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) produced record-breaking performances in the General Public category on Sunday in Dubai.
Abdullah Khalfan Al Qubaisi’s entry named ‘Al Sirmi’ broke the 17-second barrier clocking the fastest time of 16.979 seconds in the six-day old ......read more
Panasonic Jaguar Racing prepare for the third E-Prix of the season
Following a positive start in Hong Kong, Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr hope for more points in Marrakesh
The Jaguar I-TYPE 2 shows signs of progress, potential and pace
Paul Di Resta and Pietro Fittipaldi are announced as rookie drivers for Marrakesh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 January 2018 – Leaving behind the bright lights of Hong Kong, Panasonic Jaguar Racing head to the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, Morocco, for the next instalment of the FIA Formula E ......read more
Performers from American, Ukrainian, Romanian, French, Asian and British editions of famous ‘Got Talent’ TV show to appear at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi
Illusionist, acrobat, singers, dancers and a ventriloquist to take to the stage in spectacular 45-minute show
Shoppers to be wowed by artists who won or came runner-up in their respective national TV talent contests
‘Got Talent Live’ will be held twice a day for seven days from 14th-20thJan
Abu Dhabi, January 08, 2018: Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is to welcome the international stars of TV’s most popular ......read more
3 year-old Ahmed Jumaa Al Falahi is youngest falconer to compete this year
DUBAI, 7th January 2018: The Fazza Championship for Falconry - Telwah (the lure), the first falconry competition of the new Fazza Heritage Championship season, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw the emergence of a new generation of falconers in Dubai on Saturday.
It was a heart-warming sight to see Emirati children, the youngest just three years old, displaying their love of falcons and enthusiasm for the sport of falconry, achieving the strategic ......read more
Families are invited to take part at the IKEA Store in Dubai Festival City on 8 January 2018 and at Yas Mall on 11 January 2018
Dubai, UAE, 7th January 2018: IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, has designed an initiative named ‘Arabic Reassembled’ to encourage children to learn and engage with the Arabic language. 68%* of young Arabic-speaking nationals in the GCC confirm they use English more than Arabic, so to support the UAE Government’s initiatives, IKEA has designed a fun and creative solution for children, the way it knows ......read more