The “Hatta Ramadan Championship”, the biggest sports event of its kind in Hatta, will take place from 24th March to 14th April 2023 in Hatta with participation of huge numbers of athletes & remarkable presence of fans.
The Championship is held annually during the Holy Month of Ramadan, and it is organized by the Team Games Co. in Hatta Sports Club with the support of Dubai Sports Council.
The event is held at Al Dhahra School for Basic and Secondary Education in Hatta and it comprises three sports competitions; these are: futsal, volleyball & running.
The volleyball & futsal competitions will kick off on the 2nd day of Ramadan. The futsal competition will be held with participation of 16 teams; to be classified into four groups & it will be arranged in collaboration with Hatta ......read more
Partnership is inaugurated with open call for a site-specific, participatory ‘Lamma | Coming Together’ public art commission on the Dubai Creek in Al Shindagha Historic District
Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2023: A collaboration is announced between Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Alserkal Arts Foundation to deliver a series of three Dubai Public Art projects to bring inspiring and thoughtful art to the city’s public realm, including the Al Quoz Creative Zone, Shindagha Historic District, and Hatta.
Following through on a joint commitment to support the development of artistic and curatorial excellence amongst UAE-based practitioners, each of the three public commissions will be led by an appointed curator. The first of these commissions will launch with an open call for ......read more
More than 120,000 visitors in its eleventh edition
• There were 14 ‘Sikka Talks’ sessions and 35 ‘Bait Al Khazaf’ artist sculptures
• The festival's workshops attracted 600 visitors and ‘Little Sikka’ brought in 1,500 children
• Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children hosted 28 workshops
• 127 musicians dazzled the audiences, and 59 films were shown
• Fatima Al Helou: ‘Volunteers are the pulse of Sikka and Dubai Culture supports their participation and efforts’
Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2023: The Sikka Art and Design Festival, which is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai, and member of the Dubai Council, in its ......read more
• Colombian takes UAE Team Emirates' 16th win of season •
News | Team – 17th March 2022
Sebastian Molano took his second victory of the season with an impressive sprint win from a five man breakaway at the GP de Denain in France.
The Colombian makes history by becoming the first ever Colombian winner in the 64 editions of the race.
Molano slipped away in a group with -20km to go alongside his teammate Mikkel Bjerg who put in a demonstration of teammwork to push the group forward until the line.
Molano was the fastest man of the group and was able to power past his rivals despite second place Van Dijk (Jumbo-Visma)not having taken a turn on the front.
Molano: “I’m very happy, I had great legs today. The team worked perfectly to ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - UFC® has announced today its return to Abu Dhabi for UFC® 294 on Saturday, October 21, as the world’s best mixed martial artists face off once again at the Etihad Arena. Fans are encouraged to register their interest in this event to hear all the latest news and gain early access to tickets via visitabudhabi.ae
UFC ® 294 will be the latest event to be held in the UAE capital as part of a landmark partnership, launched in 2019, between the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation and the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).
The UFC ® 294 fight card is yet to be announced, but the event will be headlined by a highly anticipated championship title bout. Last year, a sold-out Etihad Arena witnessed Islam Makhachev become the lightweight champion, when ......read more
The Japanese swimming legend & Olympic champion Rie Kaneto has announced that she will organize a training camp for Japanese swimmers with participation of swimmers from UAE at Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai during the upcoming period.
Rie Kaneto’s announcement was stated during her visit to Dubai Sports Council’s premises where she met with H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, the Assistant Secretary General of DSC, in the presence of Mr. Ali Omar Al-Baloushi, Director of Sports Events Dept. in DSC / Mr. Abdulla Shahdad, Manager of Hamdan Sports Complex.
She was acquainted with DSC’s eminent role to develop the sports sector in Dubai besides the remarkable increase in the annual sports events, taking place in the Emirate.
H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma briefed Rie Kaneto on DSC’s role to develop the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2023: Under the honorary patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the next consecutive series of artistic and cultural performances are set to take place before the close of the March events taking place during the special 20th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival. Presented by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation and held under the theme “The Will for Evolution”, the headline programme of events features the world’s most renowned performers and musicians.
A captivating piano recital by Acclaimed Shanghainese pianist, Haochen Zhang will take place on Thursday, 16 March, at NYUAD Arts Center, followed by two epic back-to-back orchestral concert performances by Academy Award-winning ......read more
• Bin Kharbash: ‘The Biennale represents a milestone in the history of Dubai's interest in calligraphy’
Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has revealed the start of preparations for organising the first edition of the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale that will be held from 1 to 31 October 2023 with the participation of a group of calligraphers and artists from around the world. The Biennale celebrates the remarkable successes achieved by the Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition over the course of 10 editions, and aims to highlight the importance of calligraphy as an expressive and aesthetic tool that embodies creativity.
The Biennale represents a new creative platform through which the Authority offers calligraphy enthusiasts a one-of-a-kind ......read more
ALULA, 14 March 2023: A cherished homegrown sport, desert-inspired fashion, traditional music and arts, dining outlets brimming with local produce, and ancient culture and heritage fused with modernity all contributed to kicking off the AlUla Camel Cup, the pinnacle of camel racing.
Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), the inaugural event runs until this Friday, March 17. The AlUla Camel Cup is organised by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) as part of the AlUla Moments calendar in collaboration with the Saudi Camel Racing Federation (SCRF).
Graduates of Golf Saudi’s Ladies First Club returned to Royal Greens two years on from taking their first steps in the game
20 March, (Jeddah): Six Saudi women made history last month when they took part in the 2023 Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by Public Investment Fund Pro-Am. For the last two years, each has been part of Golf Saudi’s Ladies First Club coaching programme before they had the chance to show their skills alongside some of the best players in the world.
Ladies First Club was announced in November 2020 during the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International, the first major professional sporting event for women-only to take place in Saudi Arabia.
More than 1,000 women registered their intent to learn golf within the first few days of the initial announcement, and the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2023 – TikTok has launched a Ramadan-inspired video series to present data and insights related to the Holy Month on the platform in a fun and interesting way. TikTok took a creative approach to deliver this narrative, integrating the numbers into “mousalsalat” style episodes, akin to the TV shows that are so popular during Ramadan.
Connected through one storyline, the mini-series called “ÃÑÞÇã ÈíäÍßì ÝíåÇ” which translates in English to “Numbers Worth Remembering” sheds light on how brands of all categories can drive results on TikTok. The series follows the story of the main hero, who knows key insights by heart as they help him navigate tricky situations over the course of the six episodes.
Each episode was developed to ......read more
The final day saw WAD celebrate artists, galleries and students with the Art Award Winners Ceremony
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2023: Thousands of art lovers and creatives descended on World Art Dubai (WAD) throughout the four days of the exhibition as it returned to Dubai World Trade Centre for its ninth edition.
Show highlights included the fair’s first-ever Hanbok Fashion Show presented by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Culture Association. The 40-minute fashion show, featured traditional hanboks that have been created for popular K-dramas such as Reborn Rich, Under The Queen's Umbrella, 100 Days My Prince, Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency and Crash Landing on You, by famous Korean designers that include Ms Ham Eujeong, Ms Shin Aesoo, Ms Choi Sukheon and Ms ......read more
• Final stage win in Nice for Slovenian, Almeida podiums as UAE shine in Italy •
13th March 2023: Tadej Pogacar claimed the final stage of Paris-Nice in splendid fashion taking an emphatic solo stage win and finishing in first place in the overall General Classification.
Today’s stage saw the riders cover 118.4km, starting and finishing in Nice, with five classified climbs on the menu.
It was on the slopes of the Col d’Eze, 19km from the finish, where the Slovenian rider broke away from an elite group of rivals, crossing the finish line alone to celebrate his third stage victory in this his first participation of the ‘race to the sun’.
Pogacar: “It was always my dream to win Paris-Nice. The fact I did it is incredible. They say ......read more
March 13, 2023: The Organizing Committee of NAS Sports Tournament has ratified the final list of teams participating in the volleyball competition of the 10th edition of the Tournament, taking place during the Holy Month of Ramadan at Nad Al-Sheba Sports Complex.
The volleyball competition is scheduled from 1st to 10th April 2023. Registration of players and technical & medical staff continue up to Monday 20th March midnight as per the approved conditions. Each team is allowed to register a maximum of 14 players and 10 players minimum. Players’ age should be 18 years old or above, on the date of the launch of the competition. Participating teams are also allowed to replace four players in the period from 25th to 27th March, so that they can select the best players to participate in the competition. Registration ......read more
Jeddah, March 13, 2023: Rally Jameel, the first world-class navigational rally in the region exclusively for women, has successfully concluded with all 82 participants safely making it to Al- Qassim, the final stage of the roughly 1,600 kilometres five-day long rally. Ewelina Chlebowska of Poland and her co-driver Hanna Riehle of Germany from the team Sandstorm Express won first place in the second edition of the rally in their Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Coming in the second and third place are Camilia Liparoti of Italy and her co-driver Rosa Romero of Spain from CAT Racing in their Toyota Fortuner and Annie Seel and her co-driver Catalina Floberg of Sweden from Seel Motorsport, in their Toyota Fortuner.
Munir Khoja, Managing Director of Branding, Marketing Communications and Sponsorship, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE 11 March, 2023: Get ready to celebrate culture and arts at the upcoming Festival in the Park! On 12-13 March, 2023, Umm Al Emarat Park will come alive with a vibrant two-day outdoor cultural experience in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF), bringing a dose of culture and joy to the community with a variety of family-friendly activities and performances in addition to inclusive activities for People of Determination.
With an impressive line-up of activities, Festival in the Park has something for everyone, from the young to the young at heart. Visitors can join in on the fun with the Drumming Circle, where they can learn to play the drums through imitation with Dubai Drums, or get creative with the Graffiti Art Workshop where they will be introduced to different styles of graffiti ......read more
1. Yates 3rd, Trentin 4th after busy days racing 2.
News | Team – 10th March 2022
In the longest stage of Paris-Nice at 212km UAE Team Emirates policed the peloton to defend the lead of Tadej Pogačar. The Slovenian, who was victorious yesterday on the stage to La Loge des Gardes kept calm to hold his lead while Matteo Trentin took 4th in the bunch sprint which was won by Olav Kooij (Jumbo Visma).
Pogačar holds a lead of 6’’ over David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) heading into stage 6 tomorrow from Tourves to La Colle-sur-Loup (197.4km).
Pogačar: “ I enjoyed the first day in yellow, and it was a nice day, finally some sun and no stress, so it was a nice day. I know the last stage well, it’s my home training roads and it’s a nice stage.
Even ......read more
The finale of the 2023 season will see the region’s home of motorsport play host to the last rounds of the Gulf Radical Cup, the Gulf ProCar series, and UAE Time Attack Championship
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 10, 2023: Motorsport fans are in for an action-packed weekend of racing as Yas Racing Series returns for the final round of the 2023 season to the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, with the March edition set to feature the latest rounds of Gulf ProCar, Gulf Radical Cup, and UAE Time Attack.
With a grid of 30 cars taking to the track for round 6 this weekend, the Gulf ProCar Class Championship fights are expected to go down the wire with the top two championship spots still tightly contested between Ahmad Al Majid and James Geddie.
Round 6 of the Gulf Radical Cup will see the action ramping up in this penultimate race of ......read more
• The first edition of the new WTA 500 event in Abu Dhabi produced an incredible spectacle on and off court, inspiring thousands of young players to pick up their rackets
Abu Dhabi, 8 March 2023: Following Belinda Bencic’s singles triumph in the inaugural Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, organisers are determined to build a long-lasting legacy that will help inspire females to play the sport and enhance Abu Dhabi’s position as a global sporting destination.
Throughout eight days, the International Tennis Centre in Zayed Sports City welcomed many of the world’s top 20 players for the landmark WTA 500 event as Abu Dhabi became the newest permanent destination for the world’s professional women’s tennis tour.
Produced ......read more
Riyadh, Dubai and London, 09 March 2023: Formula E’s FIA Girls on Track programme is a proven route of entry into Formula E, with several women in the championship having participated in the immersive one-day experience and developed a career in the electric series. The initiative has hosted nearly 2,000 girls at track so far, with further Season 9 activations at Formula E races in São Paulo and Jakarta.
Aligned to the FIA Girls on Track initiative that Formula E has been delivering alongside the FIA, Formula E is dedicated to raising not only the profile of female roles within motorsport, but their diversity and routes of entry.
Formula E highlights the diverse number of female roles from across the all-electric championship, from General Counsel and Engineers to Tyre and Logistics ......read more
Saudi Arabia: Saudi football club AlHilal achieved a historic victory Sunday 26th Feb over Qatari host AlDuhail, after a clean 7-0 in the semi-finals of the 2022 AFC Champions League, held at AlThumama Stadium in Qatar.
The victory qualified the Saudi team for the ninth final in its history, and the second in a row. AlHilal will meet Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds in a familiar final that both teams shared in 2017 and 2019.
Record shattering match
At the kickoff, AlHilal took advantage of AlDuhail's confusion with star midfielder, Mohamed Knno, passing Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo a quick one scoring the first goal in the 2nd minute, and AlHilal continued to extend his control when Brazilian wing, Michael Delgado, set off and prepared a perfect pass for Ighalo, who scored a second goal in the 10th ......read more
Bestowed by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance
Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 8, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) commemorated the winners of its 2022 awards in the fields of arts, design and sustainability during an awards ceremony that took place on Wednesday, March 1 at Emirates Palace.
The list of Emirati winners included artist and Zayed University graduate Ameena Aljarman, winner of the Gulf Capital – ADMAF Visual Arts Award for her digital video entry, “My Grandmother Ameena’s Wishes”; playwright Hamdan bin Shfayan Alameri, winner of Gulf Capital – ADMAF Creativity Award for his play, “Room 2071”; American University of Sharjah architecture graduate Maitha Al Hammadi, winner of TotalEnergies ......read more
March 08, 2023: International Women's Day is an annual celebration of women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements, as well as a reminder of the continued struggle for gender equality. While advancements have been made over the years towards closing the gender gap, there is still a long way to go in terms of empowering women to pursue their dreams and attain financial independence.
It is crucial to recognize and promote the importance of women's career development and financial autonomy, not only for the benefit of individual women but for the advancement of society as a whole. Empowering women in the workplace are essential and how we can work towards creating more opportunities for women to achieve their career aspirations.
Commenting on embracing diversity, Ms. Shubhadha Sujith, Head of ......read more
HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed: International Women's Day celebrates the crucial role of women in society and their extraordinary contributions
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority Dubai Culture and a member of the Dubai Council, confirmed that International Women's Day celebrates the crucial role of women in society and their extraordinary contributions, making significant strides in advancing comprehensive development across all fields and leaving an indelible mark on their communities and countries. From groundbreaking achievements to inspiring leadership, women around the world have accomplished remarkable success, serving as role models and sources of motivation for all.
Her Highness commended the innovative approach taken by the UAE in ......read more
Dubai and Riyadh, 7th March 2023: Formula E driver Antonio Felix Da Costa has described his recent Cape Town E-Prix victory among the greatest wins of his career and is determined to bring more success to his new team TAG Heuer Porsche.
The 31-year-old Season Six champion went into the race on the back of a third-place finish in Hyderabad but having started in 11th, he worked his way through the top 10 and top three by Lap 20.
On Lap 21, Da Costa then performed a stunning overtaking manoeuvre on Jean-Éric Vergne to seal a memorable race win.
It was his first win for Porsche since moving to the team last year and when reflecting back, the Portuguese said the manner of the victory is among his best.
He said: “The last couple of months have been slightly tricky and took a small toll on me so ......read more
PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION 2023
FINALISTS & SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
EXHIBITION: 14 APRIL - 1 MAY 2023 | SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON
The World Photography Organisation is delighted to reveal the finalists and shortlisted photographers in the Professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2023. Now in its 16th year, the Awards’ Professional competition rewards exceptional series of work both for technical skill and an original approach to storytelling.
The winner of Photographer of the Year 2023 is chosen from the Professional finalists and announced on 13 April. A selection of images by finalists and shortlisted photographers will be exhibited as part of the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House from 14 April-1 May 2023.
Over 415,000 images from over 200 countries and territories were ......read more
A high-profile and popular Dubai athlete is attempting the fastest crossing on foot of the United Arab Emirates on March 9th.
Dubai, UAE; March 6, 2023: Dubai-based athlete Ghani Souleymane is well-known in the local sports community. He rose to prominence for the incredible achievement of completing 30 ultramarathons in 30 days in 2020, and completing 30 Ironman 70.3 distances in 30 days in 2021 as part of Dubai 30x30, for which he was honoured in the Dubai Fitness Challenge Hall of Fame for the second time by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Now the Togo native is attempting his biggest challenge to date – to run across all seven Emirates of the UAE in the fastest known time, beating a previous record set in 2021 of 6 days and 21hours 48 minutes
The exceptional ......read more
• Formula E’s Season 8 Sustainability Report covers the biggest season yet for the first sport in the world to be Net Zero Carbon since inception, achieved in line with the 2020 definition of Net Zero Carbon
• With 16 races, 10 world cities, four continents and launch of the GEN3 - the world’s most efficient race car - Formula E remains committed to its Net Zero Carbon efforts in line with the highest standards available
• Titled ‘Racing For Better Futures’, the report highlights work with UNICEF, local communities, advancing electric vehicle (EV) technological frontiers and the FIA Girls on Track diversity programme
• Initiatives build on world-leading sustainability commitments on environmental impacts, carbon reduction, social progress and technological ......read more
• GCC rider produced a strong performance on Leon to claim victory and hold off a Spanish one-two which featured highest-placed female Maria Ponton Alvarez in second place
March 4, 2023: Mohamed Abdulhameed Al Hashemi from Bahrain held off a strong Spanish challenge to claim overall victory in the 2023 edition of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup, the flagship endurance equestrian event which took place at Saudi Arabia's ancient city of AlUla, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra.
Al Hashemi completed the four loops of the challenging 120km route on his ride Leon in a classified time of 05:47:54, at an average speed of 20.696 km/h, finishing 20 minutes ahead of Spain’s Maria Ponton Alvarez, the highest placed female in second place on Bolchoi El Akim ......read more
2021 US Open champion continues winning streak to beat close friend Rublev and secure hattrick of ATP titles in space of three weeks, delighting capacity Centre Court crowd
Maxime Cressy and Fabrice Martin cap fine week in first tournament together to upset No.3 seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara in Doubles final
More than 90,000 spectators attend 31st edition of annual Championships during action-packed two-week run at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
Dubai, UAE – March 4, 2023: Daniil Medvedev wrapped up a remarkable 31st Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a dominant display over close friend and defending champion Andrey Rublev to claim a maiden title 6-2 6-2 on the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium’s storied Centre Court.
Just a week after Barbora Krejcikova produced a brilliant display to ......read more
Third seeds Glasspool and Heliovaara down top seeds Mektic and Pavic to reach Doubles final at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
Dubai, UAE – March 3, 2023: Andrey Rublev stormed into the ATP 500 final at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, edging out childhood friend and No.7 seed Alexander Zverev in straight sets in front of a capacity crowd at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.
Rublev, the defending champion and World No.6, required a tiebreak to clinch the match 6-3, 7-6 (9) and continue his quest to become the first player since Roger Federer in 2015 to claim back-to-back Dubai titles. The loss ended Zverev’s hopes of reaching a first final since suffering serious injury at Roland Garros last June.
In a seesaw opening game that clocked in at just under 20 minutes, Rublev broke Zverev’s serve ......read more
• At Yas Marina Circuit, World No.2 Alex Yee beat a strong field to top the men’s elite race while compatriot World No.5 Beth Potter produced an impressive performance to secure her first gold at the highest level.
• In the Para Cup races, Carmen Gonzalez Sanchez and Jairo Ruiz Lopez were among the winners while UAE’s younger generation showcased their abilities in the junior duathlon and triathlon races.
Abu Dhabi, 3rd March 2023: Great Britain’s Alex Yee and Beth Potter made a winning start to their season after triumphing in the elite races of the World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi, presented by Daman, on Friday.
Held at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, the world’s best athletes were in action as they began their quest to claim precious ranking points to ......read more
• Noora AlNeyadi explores Guelta d’Archei lake and Al Mazmi travels the Andromeda Galaxy.
• Rashed Almazrouei uses showcases AI-generated Images and Ace Almansoori presents Golden Moments.
Dubai, UAE, 3 March 2023: The 11th Sikka Art and Design Festival showcases stunning photographs and digital art, expressing the creativity of multiple creatives, and invites visitors to the festival to explore the nature of their ideas. Within the festival, which is running at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood until 5 March, the Photography House has turned into a destination for visitors, decorated decorated with images taken by five photographers from the UAE and Syria. Guelta d’Archei lake, which Noora AlNeyadi calls the ‘Camel Sea,’ is depicted from photos taken during an exploratory trip she made ......read more
No.1 seed on course for sixth Dubai title after quarterfinal victory over No.5 seed Hubert Hurkacz
Djokovic will play Daniil Medvedev after No.3 seed beat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2
Dubai, UAE – March 2, 2023: World No.1 Novak Djokovic remains on course for a sixth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships crown after booking his place in the semi-finals with a disciplined display against fifth seed Hubert Hurkacz in Thursday night’s quarterfinals.
After marking a record 378 cumulative weeks as World No.1 at the start of the week here, the all-action Serbian turned on the style for a packed Centre Court crowd at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium to seal a 6-3 7-5 victory.
Looking to avoid a second successive quarterfinal exit in Dubai, the Australian Open champion, dressed all in green, clicked through the gears against ......read more
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2023 takes place on March 4 at Fursan Village
AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – March 3, 2023: Five local riders from the AlUla area are getting ready to mix it in a world-class field of 200 skilled riders from 40 countries at the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2023, AlUla’s flagship endurance event taking place on Saturday March 4.
The Endurance Cup is a 120km endurance event, held in partnership with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation (SAEF) and Federation Equestre Inernationale (FEI), that gets underway at Fursan Village.
Local rider Oday AlHarbi could not wait for the event to get started. Speaking from the Fursan Village stables where he was preparing with his ......read more
Frenchman aims to stretch Bahrain Raid Xtreme’s championship lead on final day
2nd March, 2023: Sebastien Loeb recorded an emphatic stage victory for Bahrain Raid Xtreme in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge today to reinforce his title bid in the World Rally-Raid Championship.
Loeb and co-driver Fabian Lurquin in the BRX Prodrive Hunter collected maximum championship points on the day by winning the rally’s penultimate special stage with 6 mins 59 secs to spare over South African Hendrix Lategan in a Toyota.
Nasser Al Attiyah’s exit from the event last night following a big crash on stage 3 means Loeb is guaranteed to hold the W2RC lead at the completion of the Desert Challenge tomorrow.
If the nine-time World Rally Champion can close with another stage victory, he will carry a 16-point championship ......read more
Defending champion Rublev performs astonishing escape act to defeat frustrated Davidovich Fokina and continue bid to be first back-to-back Dubai winner since 2015
Dubai, UAE – March 1, 2023: As is custom at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Novak Djokovic is into the last eight of the emirate’s ATP 500 tournament. The Serb will line-up in his 13th quarterfinal in as many appearances today after overcoming resilient Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor in the second round under the bright lights of Centre Court.
Griekspoor, 26, is regarded as one of a growing band of up-and-coming players on the ATP Tour having set a single-season record for most titles – eight – on the ATP Challenger Tour in 2021. He showed in flits and starts some of his repertoire against the World No.1 before ultimately falling 6-2, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 2nd March 2023: Spanish para-triathlete Eva María Moral Pedrero believes this weekend’s World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi, presented by Daman, can help inspire People of Determination in the UAE to follow in her footsteps and compete in the top-level of sport.
Pedrero, 40, will be among thousands of athletes that will be descending on Yas Marina Circuit for the season-opener of the prestigious global event when she takes part in Friday’s Para World Cup race at Yas Island.
It will be the second time that she will be competing in the UAE capital after the World Triathlon Championship Finals last November and while she praised the country in providing opportunities to support People of Determination including staging events such as triathlon, she wants to show that ‘anything is ......read more
Biennale underscores the role of private-public sector partnerships in value creation for the culture and creative sector
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1st March 2023: Fifteen renowned private and public entities have joined forces with Diriyah Biennale Foundation (DBF) for the inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale (IAB), which is being hosted at the Aga Khan Award-winning Western Hajj Terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. Taking place until April 23, the first-of-its-kind exhibition is designed to take visitors on a multi-sensorial experience through the past, present and future of the Islamic Arts. Themed ‘Awwal Bait’, meaning the ‘First House’ in reference to the Holy Ka’bah in Makkah, the Biennale features over 40 established and emerging artists from around the globe, over 50 new ......read more
• Italian 3rd after crashing mid-race •
Alessandro Covi took a fine result in challenging conditions today, taking 3rd at the Trofeo Laigueglia in Italy.
The riders had to endure wet conditions throughout the 201km race which was won solo by Frenchman Nans Peters (Ag2r-Citroen) who broke away at -29km.
These damp road conditions meant several riders crashed including Covi who came down at -38km to go.
Covi was able to remount and rejoin the front group and went out in pursuit of the lone leader at -10km to go, taking seconds off the lead which hovered around the minute mark. Though lack of collaboration behind and the presence of many Ag2r-Citroen riders would prevent any cooperation in the group.
Despite his efforts Covi still managed to outsprint most of ......read more
March 02, 2023: 30 various competitive & community sports events will take place in Dubai during March 2023, among which are 7 international sports events, to be held in various locations of the Emirate in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council during the first week of the month.
Top on the list of these international sports events is the 4th Gov Games, which is hosted by Dubai from 2nd to 5th March with participation of 164 teams, among which are 27 teams from the cities challenge category, comprising teams from the various continents of the world.
The ......read more
Frenchman keeps Bahrain Raid Xtreme in championship hunt as stage ends in drama
Abu Dhabi, UAE 1st March, 2023: Sebastien Loeb delivered a powerful reminder today that he will battle Nasser Al Attiyah all the way in the World Rally-Raid Championship as the Qatari’s bid for a fourth victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge was threatened by a dramatic crash.
Loeb and co-driver Fabian Lurquin in the Bahrain Raid Xtreme Prodrive Hunter were second fastest on the day to Al Attiyah, who finished the 266 km third stage with the rear bodywork, roof and windscreen ripped off his ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 01 March 2023: TikTok is an entertainment platform powered by digital experiences bringing communities joy, entertainment, connection and enrichment. In order to ensure these experiences play a positive role in how people express themselves and connect, TikTok has announced improvements to their screen time controls with more custom options, introducing new default settings for teen accounts, and expanding Family Pairing with more parental controls.
Changes to help teens manage their time on TikTok
As part of the announcement, every account below age 18 will automatically be ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 1 March, 2023 - Yango, an internationally recognized ride-hailing app, has joined forces with KAMEH, a UAE-based, enigmatic brand, to create a bespoke design for the Yango pick-up point at the entrance of Art Dubai Digital, the dedicated new media section of the region’s leading international art fair. By collaborating, both brands have demonstrated a mutual appreciation for art, design, and luxury. Visitors to the fair, which takes place at Madinat Jumeirah from March 3-5, will have the opportunity to discover the object and experience Yango's services ......read more
• 8 panel discussions that explore the arts sector’s future and over 100 workshops for visitors.
• 80 live performers and students demonstrate their art.
Dubai, UAE, 1 March 2023: The 11th Sikka Art and Design Festival is presenting exceptional cultural experiences at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood via several entertainment activities, musical rhythms and masterpieces of cinema within an inspiring creative atmosphere, revealing the diversity and richness of the local arts scene, offering artists an innovative platform to develop and hone their skills and ......read more
UAE, 01 March 2023- The General Authority of Sports (GAS) and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) revealed the details of the 8th edition of the National Sports Day recently, under the theme “The UAE Unites Us”. The theme reflects the unity among all segments of the society, highlighting the synergy and cohesiveness among diverse cultures in the UAE, in line with the government’s directives and the pillars of the UAE Centennial 2071 that aim to make the UAE the best country in the world by the 100th anniversary of its establishment.
The National Sports Day events were ......read more
UAE, 28 February 2023- The UAE, represented by the General Authority of Sports, participated in the Global Ministerial Forum on Sport Values, Ethics and Integrity held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently, to contribute to encouraging moral and ethical values in sports and promoting transparent and distinguished sportsmanship. The conference was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal Al-Saud, Minister of Sports and Chairman of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee, representatives from UNESCO, sports ministers from around the world, as well as several ......read more
Representatives from dnata, du, and Arabian Radio Network with HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Dubai, UAE, 28th February 2023: dnata Government Travel, part of leading global air and travel services provider dnata, has partnered with du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), Arabian Radio Network and Dubai Sports Council to launch a padel tournament for government employees this March.
The sports event was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, at an official ceremony with ......read more
• Mitch Evans finished P11 for Jaguar TCS Racing, just outside of the points, in a hectic Cape Town E-Prix after qualifying on the second row of the grid
• Sam Bird was unable to compete in the fifth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship after an accident in Qualifying in Cape Town
• Both Jaguar powered Envision Racing cars finish in the top 5
• Jaguar TCS Racing are sixth in the teams’ standings, with Sam Bird eighth and Mitch Evans remaining twelfth in the drivers’ standings
• The sixth round of the 2023 ABB FIA ......read more
Dubai, 27 February 2023: The UAE’s young poetry performers were celebrated at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature at a special ceremony to honour the winners of the Poetry for All Competition, sponsored by Emirates NBD. The annual competition for pupils aged 8-18 gives young people the chance to show off their oratory and performance skills with individual interpretations of favourite poems, which this year were performed in person.
Winners were chosen by a panel of poets and judges including festival poets Sara al Zain, Qasim Saudi, Mohamad al Hebsi and Eidha bin ......read more
French star sets sights on world championship points as Al Attiyah grabs lead
Abu Dhabi, UAE 27th February, 2023: Sebastien Loeb plans a fight to the finish in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge after his hopes of a first victory in the event for Bahrain Raid Xtreme ended in frustration today.
Loeb and Fabian Lurquin in the BRX Prodrive Hunter were halted by mechanical problems on the rally’s first demanding desert stage and lost their lead in the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC) to Nasser Al Attiyah, who was fastest on the day to hold the outright lead in his Toyota.
A ......read more
Dubai, UAE - Feb 27, 2023: The 16th edition of Art Dubai, the Middle East's leading international art fair, is hosting an after-party celebration, with the highlight being an array of live music performances. Every night from Thursday 2nd until Saturday 4th March, 9 pm to 2 am at the Art Bar on Madinat Jumeirah’s Fort Island, the event promises an entertaining evening as guests can explore the region’s multicultural influence while dancing along to international beats and tunes!
Members of the public, aged 21 and above, will be welcome to enter through the Madinat Souk side ......read more
Dubai, 27 February 2023: Emirati driver Saeed Al Mehairi believes there is no better time for aspiring drivers in the UAE to enter motorsport than now and has spoken on the importance of giving back to the community where he regularly shares his experience as a coach.
The 35-year-old is one of the most recognisable faces in the UAE motorsport scene with his highlights being a former Hankook 24 Hours Dubai race winner in a career that has seen him compete in various regional motorsport competitions. He has also represented some top teams including Rabdan Motorsport and Dragon Racing.
It ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE 25th February, 2023: Bahrain Raid Xtreme are showing off not one, but two world leading supercars in the countdown to the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
One is the BRX Prodrive Hunter which has given Sebastien Loeb the lead in the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC).
The other is the Prodrive Hunter hypercar, the all-terrain version born from Loeb’s rally machine and now catching the eye of supercar collectors.
While Loeb got back behind the wheel of his Prodrive Hunter in the Desert Challenge shakedown, Guerlain Chicherit, lying third in the W2RC, put ......read more
WTA CEO and Chairman Steve Simon receives replica of WTA 1000 Singles trophy to mark milestone for women’s professional tennis
Dubai, UAE – February 24, 2023: Women’s tennis was the winner on Friday when Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships presented the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), the principle organising body of women’s professional tennis, with a special memento to mark its 50th anniversary.
Prior to the second Singles semi-final on Centre Court at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, fans were treated to a highlights video celebrating 50 years of ......read more
Finalist here two years ago, Czech Republic’s Krejcikova produced a stunning comeback to deliver Australian Open champion her first defeat of 2023
Eighteen-year old US star Coco Gauff reaches final four with assured display over compatriot Madison Keys; now faces World No.1 Iga Swiatek
Dubai, UAE – February 23, 2023: World No.30 Barbora Krejcikova produced a stunning comeback to deliver Aryna Sabalenka her first defeat of 2023 and send last month’s Australian Open champion crashing out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships under the lights. The ......read more
Bahrain Raid Xtreme aim to protect three-way lead in World Rally-Raid Championship
Abu Dhabi, UAE 23rd February, 2023: Sebastien Loeb is relishing another titanic battle with Nasser Al Attiyah in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge starting on Sunday, as Bahrain Raid Xtreme look to protect their three-way lead in the World Rally-Raid Championship.
Loeb and Fabian Lurquin in their BRX Prodrive Hunter top the Drivers, Co-Drivers and Manufacturers tables heading into the second round of the championship in the UAE, with Al Attiyah posing the main threat to their triple title ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 23 February 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), has announced its plans for the celebration of Mid-Sha'ban – ‘Hag Al Leila’, with a programme of exciting and heritage-rooted activities that will be hosted by the Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood from 26 February to 7 March. This reflects the authority's keenness to preserve and pass on elements of our local heritage to generations to come.
Over 10 days, Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood will host a variety of heritage-rooted activities, including ‘Freej ......read more
Iga Swiatek (seeded 1), Aryna Sabalenka (2), Jessica Pegula (3) and Coco Gauff (5) among leading lights in Singles contention
Taiwan’s Doubles duo Chan and Chan send home top seeds Gauff and Pegula to advance to semi-finals
Dubai, UAE – February 22, 2023: The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships’ top three seeds remain in contention for WTA1000 glory after successfully navigating their respective routes into Thursday’s quarter-finals.
Top seed Iga Swiatek, the World No.1, breezed into the last eight with an emphatic 6-1, 6-0 victory over 14th seed Liudmila ......read more
The winner got the chance to unveil said mural in an exciting celebration at the Waterfront Market as part of Dubai Art Season (DAS) 2023
The winner was awarded AED 30,000, and his mural portraying Dubai’s future will be a permanent display at the Waterfront Market
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st February 2023: Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market, and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) are delighted to announce the winner of the fifth edition of the Murals and Art Competition. This edition’s theme focused on the future of ......read more
Torrente relishing challenge as Victory return creates three-way UAE team rivalry
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22nd February, 2023: Shaun Torrente says Team Abu Dhabi are ready for another red hot title battle intensified by a three-way UAE rivalry when the UIM F1H2O World Championship launches its new season on a volcanic lake in Indonesia at the weekend.
Joining forces again with veteran Emirati driver Thani Al Qemzi, defending champion Torrente says the return of Dubai’s Victory Team is another welcome development as the championship breaks new ground in the Grand Prix of ......read more
10th and 11th seeds tumble as WTA1000 week throws up several surprises at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
Sorana Cirstea through to round two after marathon 3hr 29 min victory over Beatriz Haddad Maia - the longest match of 2023 WTA season
Tickets for annual WTA and ATP tournaments are available online now at dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com with prices starting from Dh55
Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2023: The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships sprung numerous surprises on day two, as 10th seed Veronika Kudermetova and No.11 seed Beatriz Haddad Maia tumbled out of the ......read more
• Grand Slam winning trio of Ostapenko (seeded 13), Azarenka (15) and Rybakina (9) march into Round of 32
• USA, USA: Top doubles seeds Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula snatch victory from jaws of defeat to progress into quarterfinals with gutsy come-back win
Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2023: The star-studded WTA1000 field at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Championships delivered drama aplenty on Monday evening, as a series of powerful displays, surprise defeats, and inspired performances thrilled spectators at Dubai Duty Free Tennis ......read more
Interview with HRH Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal
“This legacy that has taken us to hosting a race may one day expand to us having our own Saudi F1 team.”
HRH Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation and Saudi Motorsport Company
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. With just one month to go before the start of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2023, organisers are planning another action-packed weekend that will ensure the third F1 race held in Jeddah will be the most spectacular ......read more
The inaugural season of DRO premier league cricket tournament has come to a brilliant conclusion after a three week league match days as DRO Tuskers are crowned champions after an unbeaten run in the tournament. The winning team led by captain Riyas Baree are owned by Prominent insurance, Quick supermarket groups, Mr. Sreekanth & Mr. Giridhar Dikshit. The Winner’s cup was handed over to the captain by Mr. Mohammed Raees, Managing Director of Artsmart Advertising LLC. DRO Kings led by Sajid Hameed and owned by Marwan contract and hospitality furnishings, Plantscape LLC, Mill ......read more