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    Celta Vigo down Juventus to win Dubai U13 Intercontinental Cup

    Celta Vigo’s Oscar Marcos Santamaria wins Best Player and Top Scorer awards, while Juventus’ Matteo Cabella is named Best Goalkeeper February 17, 2019 - DUBAI UAE// Celta de Vigo, winners of the first edition, clinched the crown for a second time on Saturday night, defeating Juventus 1-0 in the Gold Cup final of the 3rd Dubai Under 13 Intercontinental Cup Football Tournament. The winners received their trophy from HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), after prevailing over the Italians at Dubai Sports City. Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman of Dubai Sports City, and Michel Salgado, the Tournament Director, were also present on the occasion. Earlier in the semi-final, Celta Vigo defeated Barcelona 2-0, while Juventus prevailed 3-2 over FC Twente of Holland. In the playoff for third place, ......read more

    Team UAE Set Sights on Nations Cup Qualification at Five Star President of UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines

    Top Two Middle Eastern Nations to Qualify for Prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final   • Date: Wednesday February 20 - Saturday February 23 • Venue: Al Forsan International Sports Resort • FREE ENTRY   Al Forsan Equestrian Centre, Abu Dhabi, Thursday February 14: Abu Dhabi is to host the Middle East qualifier leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup ™, part of the UAE’s most important international showjumping event of the year, the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines, held at Al Forsan Equestrian Centre from February 20-23.    The show, which in addition to featuring some of the world’s top horse and rider partnerships is also designed to be a fun-filled event for all the family, is the traditional end of the UAE’s ......read more

    Caroline Wozniacki chasing more success at Dubai Duty Free tennis championships

    February 12 2019 – DUBAI, UAE   Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will be seeking to get back to her usual winning ways as she embarks upon her chase for a second title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships when play gets underway in just five days from now.   The 2011 champion suffered a stuttering start to the season, losing in the second round in Auckland to a qualifier ranked 152 before the defence of her Australian Open title was ended by Maria Sharapova in the third round in Melbourne.   But rather than dwell on such setbacks, they only serve to spur her on to greater efforts. She relishes the challenge any of her opponents represent.   “I'm a competitor. I love to win. I hate to lose. I hate losing more than I love winning,” she said after her Melbourne defeat. ......read more

    HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup First Ever 30 Goal Handicap Exhibition Match

    12 February 2019, Dubai, UAE: The HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, a 30 goal handicap Exhibition match, is the newest addition to the Polo Calendar in the UAE. The first edition will feature top-ranking players at the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club on the 15th February 2019. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, the Exhibition Match has the highest handicap level ever played in the Middle East and Asia and is expected to receive attendance from VIPs and prominent society figures. In the first exhibition match, twelve local patrons have confirmed their participation. Each team will be played by three patrons and one professional wherein its patrons will play two chukkers each. Salsabil Polo team will compete against Haafhd Polo team at 14:00: Patrons Exhibition ......read more

    Pop Star Melissa endorses Talentology 2019

    Musician to attend Grand Finale at Mushrif Mall February 12, 2019 - Dubai UAE Lebanese Pop Star Melissa will be attending the Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi on 16th February, 2019 at 6pm. Voting for twelve entrants competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative industry.  Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager of Mushrif Mall, said, “Melissa has launched successful music albums and has performed before large audiences in Dubai, Cairo, Amman and Beirut. We hope her talent and musical career will inspire our Talentology finalists this year.” The six selected entrants in the Kids Category include Tarah Retnaraj, Jasryl Mignonette Salvador, Vishnu Badrinath, Danisha Keyla Azzahra, Ella Etemovic ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists Announced for ‘Young Author' and ‘Children's Literature' Categories

    Three titles in each category contend for prizes in the 13th edition of the Award   Abu Dhabi, 11 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the shortlisted titles in the ‘Young Author’ and ‘Children’s Literature’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award.    The Young Author shortlist consists of three titles chosen from 12 longlisted books, while the Children’s Literature shortlist consists of three works selected from 10 longlisted titles.    The shortlist for the Young Author category comprises:   1. Hamam Al Dar (The Dove of the House) by Kuwaiti writer Saud Alsanousi, published by Arab Scientific Publishers – Difaf Publishing (2017). 2. Al Ma’rifa Wal Sulta (Knowledge and Power: Approaching the Worlds of ......read more

    Dua Lipa celebrates collaboration with Jaguar becoming most remixed track

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; February 11th, 2019 – Superstar singer-songwriter Dua Lipa has shared exciting news via an Instagram story that her innovative tech and music collaboration with Jaguar, to launch a unique remix of her unreleased track, ‘Want To’ (PACE Remix), has become the most remixed song of all time – with over 80,000 individual remixes created by people from 149 countries around the world. Using Jaguar’s custom-made software, Dua Lipa created an exclusive remix of her latest track, ‘Want To’ and empowered fans all over the world to create personalised remixes using their own data. Over the past four months, fans worldwide have been given the chance to create personalised remixes of ‘Want To’, through a bespoke app, which uses their Spotify streaming history to ......read more

    Deadline extended to register for first ever Dubai Corporate Sports Championship

    UAE businesses now have till February 12 to register for the ultimate corporate sports experience Dubai, February 10, 2019 – UAE companies have just one more week to sign up for Dubai’s ultimate corporate sports experience. Launched in the Year of Tolerance, and in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, the Corporate Sports Championship will put your company on the path to happiness and health in 2019. To be held on the weekend of February 22-23 at the state of the arts Swiss International Scientific School, with stunning views of Downtown and the Burj Khalifa, the Corporate Sports Championship will feature 18 different sports and activities for men, women, and mixed teams. Over two thrilling days of fun and friendly sporting competition, companies from all over the UAE will join together in sports including ......read more

    Abu dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour fifth and final leg of season 4 heads to london on 9th and 10th march

    Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns to Copper Box Arena on 9th and 10th March 2019 The Winners at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will win a combined total of $120,000 in Cash Prizes Dubai - UAE, 9th February, 2019: The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation® [UAEJJF], the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, announces the fifth and final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour season 4, to be hosted, at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK on 9th and 10th March 2019. After four successful events that exceeded expectations in Tokyo [Japan], Los Angeles [USA], Rio de Janeiro [Brazil] and Abu Dhabi [UAE], the Grand Slam promises an action packed two-day event in London to close the championship tour in style.   The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® registrations ......read more

    Special Olympics UAE athlete makes dream trip to FC Barcelona

    Dubai - UAE, Saturday 9 February 2019: Special Olympics UAE footballer and FC Barcelona super fan, Hamad Al Shehi, met footballing star Gerard Piqué at the team’s Spanish training ground last weekend. The two footballers swapped footballing tips and took pictures wearing Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 wristbands after Gerard Piqué finished a training session with the FC Barcelona team.    As well as receiving a signed football top, Hamad was also given a full tour of the stadium before watching the big match against Valencia where his favourite player, Lionel Messi, scored two goals. Hamad Al Shehi, who has Down Syndrome, was inspired to take up football by the success of FC Barcelona, his favourite team.  A talented footballer Hamad features in a recent documentary about the power of ......read more

    Seven Triathlons Challenge to put determination to the test

    Dubai-based father and son team to complete seven triathlons, across seven Emirates in seven days. #TriWithRio challenge in association with the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Communities encouraged to join #TriWithRio on the last 1km of each day across the Emirates   UAE, 9 February 2019: A father and son team will put their determination to the test as they attempt to complete seven 70.3 distance triathlons in seven days across all seven Emirates.    Held in association with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Dubai-resident Nick Watson and his son Rio, a person of determination, are taking on this challenge to raise awareness, acceptance and inclusion of people of determination.    Nick and Rio are part of ‘TeamAngelWolf’ alongside mum ......read more

    UAE Polo Team Wins the Silver Cup 2019

    09 February 2019, Dubai UAE: It was an excellent day for polo fans at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club during the Silver Cup Final 2019. Attended by His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, spectators were treated to a brilliant display of the Sport of Kings as Mahra Polo played against Zedan Polo for the Hildon Cup and the UAE Polo competed with Ghantoot Polo for the Silver Cup title and trophy. The first match had Zedan Polo team take on an early advantage with a 2.5 goal lead. The team kept their position all the way through to the fourth chukker with Amr Zedan, the team's patron, contributing 4 goals. Mahra was able to take the lead with a goal delivered by Pelayo Berazadi which resulted in a score of 8.5 - 8. Both teams dashed to score their winning goal and it was Rauli Laplacette who brought home the victory for ......read more

    MASmash Opens in Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat

    Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi event focuses on world of Arabic-language animation Abu Dhabi, 7 February 2019: HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, visited the opening of the 2019 edition of MASmash yesterday (Wednesday). She was among the many visitors to the event, organised by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) at Manarat Al Saadiyat, where they were able to meet some of the stars of Arabic-language animation as well as the shows’ creators. On Wednesday, Sammy Clark presented some of the most famous theme songs from Arab animation shows of the 1980s and 1990s. He also took part in a dialogue session with other stars behind favourite cartoon characters, including Jihad Al Atrashi, the voice actor of the Grandizer character, and ......read more

    Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup 2019 announcement

    Under the patronage of the "Mother of the Nation” and the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza, the sixth edition of FBMA International Show Jumping Cup kicks off Today February 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, Chief Executive Officer of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood "Mother of the Nation", the sixth edition of FBMA International Show Jumping Cup will be held in Al Forsan International Sports Resort starting today and concluding on Saturday, 9th February. The FBMA International Show Jumping Cup is organized by the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA), under the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin ......read more

    Facebook to launch fact-checking program in Arabic in partnership with AFP in the Middle East and North Africa

    Dubai, UAE, 7 February 2019: Today, Facebook announced that it will be launching third-party fact-checking in Arabic, in partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) MENA. This partnership will not only help fund the fact-checking work that AFP will do on Facebook, but help them in their efforts to combat false news off the platform as well. Facebook’s new Arabic fact-checking program will begin to roll out this year with the aim to reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its platform.  As with all of Facebook's partners in the program across the world, AFP is part of a global network of fact-checking organizations, certified by the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network. Arabic-speaking AFP fact-checkers will tap the additional expertise of local journalism ......read more

    Google's top tips for keeping you and your family safer online

    February 6, 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  At Google, we build protection into everything we make, so our users can be confident that their personal information is secure. According to a recent survey we conducted in MENA for parents and teachers, we found that parents believe that children should learn about online safety and digital citizenship at 10 years old. The research also shows that 43% of teachers say that parents need to do more to keep kids safe online. Additionally, 85% of teachers feel that they need more resources to teach online safety to your students.    However, there are still some best practices that you and your family can follow to help ensure they are safer not only while on Google but also while navigating the wider Internet. This Safer Internet Day, take a moment to strengthen your online ......read more

    Shortlist announced for 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction in Jerusalem

    A record four women make the list of six authors Third shortlisting for Iraqi Inaam Kachachi and second for Syrian Shahla Ujayli    Dubai, UAE - 6 February, 2019: Hoda Barakat, Adel Esmat, Inaam Kachachi, Mohammed Al-Maazuz, Shahla Ujayli and Kafa Al-Zou’bi have today been announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 12th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). Each of the six shortlisted authors will receive $10,000. The books were revealed by the judging panel during a press conference held at the Palestinian National Theatre – El-Hakawati in Jerusalem. The judges who were unable to travel to Jerusalem joined via video link.   Each year, the shortlist is announced in a different centre of Arabic writing and for 2019 the Trustees of the prize chose Jerusalem, along with ......read more

    Dubai Culture concludes Agricultural Environment segment of Live Our Heritage Festival

    Next segment of the Festival will familiarise Global Village visitors with the marine heritage, its history and how it influenced the cultural landscape across the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2019: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, and heritage, concluded its Agricultural Environment in the UAE segment, which took place as part of the 9th edition of the Live Our Heritage Festival, one of the longest-running heritage festivals in the UAE.  Recording a remarkable presence at Global Village, the leading multicultural festival park of the Emirate, the Festival introduced visitors to various aspects and features of the UAE’s rich agricultural heritage. During this, the visitors got a chance to learn and explore the agricultural ......read more

    Top Australian to bid for dubai duty free tennis championships trophy

    February 05, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Australian No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is expected to be a strong contender for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy when play gets underway on 17th February. She climbed to a new career high of 14 after the Australian Open, following victory over then world No. 1 Simona Halep on the way to her second successive Sydney final, which was followed by a win over Maria Sharapova in Melbourne that earned her a place in the quarter-finals of her home Grand Slam. On both occasions it took the spectacular talents of Petra Kvitova to end her run.  

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    Facebook Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019:  February 4th, 2019 marks the beginning of Facebook's 15th year, a day where it historically celebrated the millions of connections that happen between friends on the platform all around the world. Since its founding in 2004, friendships have always been core to what Facebook is all about and today, the hope is that everyone takes time to reflect on and celebrate those friendships. To celebrate the importance of connections with friends, starting on February 4, people on Facebook may see their Together in Friendship personalized video in their News Feeds. This year's video aims to celebrate special moments users shared with their friends over the years, and compiles them in a short video that can be edited and shared.

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    Maiden WSK Win for the Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri at WSK Super Master Series

    Three Seconds between Rashid and his nearest competitor as he powers ahead of the pack to achieve victory at Adria Karting Raceway Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 5,  2019:  The talented young Emirati karting driver Rashid Al Dhaheri carried out a magnificent and convincing victory during the final of the Mini class at Adria Karting Raceway. The race culminated with Rashid surging ahead of the competition to put a huge three-second gap between himself and the pack of drivers chasing him. This decisive victory placed him first out of 86 drivers from 30 countries with Parolin Racing Kart. The playing of the UAE National Anthem at the podium and raising of the UAE flag saw Rashid becoming the first Emirati to win a WSK race, the highest international karting level. Winning three out of five races in the heats, the ......read more

    Voting for Talentology 2019 commences

    Top twelve participants to compete for grand prize Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019:  Voting for the third edition of the annual Talentology 2019 where twelve entrants are competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative industry.  The six selected entrants in the Kids Category include Tarah Retnaraj, Jasryl Mignonette Salvador, Vishnu Badrinath, Danisha Keyla Azzahra, Ella Etemovic McKean and Charles Henry A. Llandelar.   In the Adults Category, the talents selected include the Diversity Dance Crew, Jewel Anne Mallari, Laportedessy, Al Angelo Bernal, Dynamic Movers and Angelu Adna. The twelve finalists portfolio will be placed on www.mushrifmall.com for voting from January 31st until February 16th.  The selected contestants will ......read more

    Momentous Victory for UAE as Abdullah Humaid wins H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W)

    February 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The UAE’s Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi with his speedy mare, ‘Cha Cha Cha 7’, was crowned the cup of Grand Prix during the second edition of H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W). The four-day event that was held in the indoor arena of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, ran alongside  an international two-star championship (CSI2*), as well as a young horses’ category for horses between 6-7 years old (CSIYH1*); a children’s category for 12–14-year-olds (CSIOCH); a junior riders’ category for 14–18-year-olds (CSIOY); and a young riders’ category for 16–21-year-olds (CSIOJ) that made up the finals for Group VII. The main championship included the finals of the Arab League qualifiers for the Jumping World ......read more

    Zayed Book Award Shortlist Announced for ‘Literature' and ‘Literary & Art Criticism' Categories

    Three titles in each category contend for prize in the 13th edition of the Award     Abu Dhabi, 04 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the titles that have made the shortlist for the ‘Literature’ and ‘Literary & Art Criticism’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award, following the Scientific Committee meeting last week.    The Literature shortlist consists of three titles out of 13 longlisted titles, while the Literary & Art Criticism’ shortlist consists of three out of 9 titles selected in the longlist.    The shortlist for the Literature category comprises of the following:   1. ‘Terter’ (The Sequin Embroidery) by Iraqi novelist Nizar Abdelsattar, published by Nofal- Hachette Antoine, ......read more

    Dubai Culture successfully concludes the 'Night of Ideas'

    The event was held at the Etihad Museum in presence of a number of VIPs, museum directors and thought leaders and experts from across the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture); the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, in collaboration with the Institut Français in the UAE, successfully concluded the 2019 edition of the ‘Night of Ideas’, at Etihad Museum. The event, themed ‘Facing Our Time’, was attended by VIPs, including Sheikha Nawar Al Qasimi, Director of Development at Sharjah Art Foundation; Sheikha Noora Al Mualla; Art Centres Manager and curator of modern Arab art at Sharjah Art Foundation ; and H.E. Mrs. Raja Rabia, Consul General of France in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Saeed Al ......read more

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    Ferhat Kacmaz selected as judge of Queen of USSR Beauty Pageant in Dubai

    The First and Only Beauty Pageant in the UAE   Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2019: On the 8th March 2019, Dubai will host the UAE’s first beauty Pageant. The event will take place aboard the Queen Elizabeth II ship, and will feature the most beautiful and talented ladies from 15 post-USSR countries. The competition is in its 5th year running, and industry experts have been carefully selected as judges. The grueling process of selecting the right judges took months as it requires someone well-rounded in their experience and objective in their decision-making. Ferhat Kacmaz ......read more

    Chinese Ambassador at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to Commemorate Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the region’s Leading Theme Park, welcomed the Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Ni Jian, on Friday February 1st, to raise the curtain on the park’s exciting Chinese New Year celebrations. After a welcome note from Bianca Sammut, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Ambassador took part in traditional Chinese rituals such as ‘dotting of the eyes’ and ‘plucking the greens’ before the start of the entertainment program. Festivities at the Ferrari-branded theme park commenced with a ......read more

    Dubai Parks and Resorts and “Hala China” inaugurates the Chinese Festive Market at Riverland™ Dubai

    February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Ahmad AlRayyes, Chief Commercial Officer, DXB Entertainments and Jin Lei, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, inaugurated the official opening of the ‘Hala China’ Chinese Festive Market at Riverland™ Dubai,  part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East. This is the second authentic Chinese New Year celebration at Riverland™ Dubai, featuring traditional cultural performances, including ......read more

    Alpen Capital's Global Fusion concert blends Indian, Arab and Western musical styles in Dubai

    Mandolin maestro U Rajesh headlined the concert held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.    DUBAI – February 3, 2019: Masters of Indo-Arab-Western music weaved an auditory canvas of cultural harmony at Global Fusion 2019 concert hosted by Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors in Dubai. The 15th edition of Alpen Capital’s Global Fusion was presented to its clients and select invitees at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.     This year’s Global Fusion, themed ‘Splendor of Strings’, featured an eclectic set of musicians from around ......read more

    Nominations open for Sports Fingerprint Award

    New annual award honours individuals and institutions for their humanitarian work in the sports sector February 03, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE : The nominations for the inaugural Sports Fingerprint Award (Limitless Abilities), a joint initiative of the Dubai Sports Council and Watani Al Emarat Foundation, is open now and individuals and organisations, who spread positive values in society through their humanitarian initiatives in the sports sector, have until May 6 to file their papers for the honour. In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al ......read more

    Registration for NAS futsal and volleyball qualifiers to close on Tuesday

    February 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Registration for the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s futsal and volleyball qualifying will come to a close this Tuesday and the organising committee has urged interested teams to hurry or risk disappointment. The registration for the qualifying tournament, which opened on January 16, will close on February 5, but teams will have time until February 12 to register their players. The futsal qualifiers will start from February 26 at Al Manara Indoor Sports Hall in Umm Suqeim, while the volleyball qualifiers will start on March 4 at Nad Al Sheba ......read more

    Bentley Races Into Centenary Year at Bathurst

    Bathurst 12 Hour kicks off Bentley’s 2019 race season Bentley Motorsport’s fifth year in Australian endurance race Continental GT3 ready to deliver on potential in Centenary year Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  Bentley Motorsport embarks on a landmark racing campaign as the world’s most sought-after luxury car brand when it competes in the season-opening Bathurst 12 Hour for the fifth time.   The opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) signals the first competitive outing in Bentley’s centenary year for the second-generation ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria Doubles Down in Argentina With Second Win of the Season

    Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  In his second bunch sprint finish of the Vuelta a San Juan, UAE Team Emirates’ fast man Fernando Gaviria took a well-earned win, doubling his tally of 2019 victories after only four days of competitive racing. The Colombian sprinter continued his run of fine form, building on his opening stage success last Sunday.   This time, the 24-year-old saw off three-time world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) to claim the honours and close the gap on the top spot in the race for the General Classification (GC).    It was a ......read more

    Mirza Heads to Mallorca With UAETeam Emirates for His First Race of 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Emirati all-rounder, Yousif Mirza, heads to Europe with 11 of his team mates in their first set of races for the 2019 season, as they take on Challenge Mallorca, a four day competition from January 31 to February 3.   Four seven-man teams will be guided by Sports Director Marco Marzano (Italy) and Technical Assistant Paolo Tiralongo (Italy) across four different one day races:   Trofeo Ses Salines, Campos, Porreres, Felanitx (176.9km), January 31:  Fabio Aru (Italy), Alexander Kristoff (Norway), Vegard Stake Laengen (Norway), ......read more

    H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) kicks off today

    Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council - Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of Sharjah, the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) begins today. The Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, in cooperation with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF) and under the supervision of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), have organized the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup as a ......read more

    Daniah Alsaleh Announced as Winner of The Second Edition of the Ithra Art Prize,

    A Joint Initiative Between the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and Art Dubai Set Up to Support and Promote Saudi Artistic Talent Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai announce today London-based Saudi Arabian artist Daniah Alsaleh as the winner of the second edition of the Ithra Art Prize. The initiative was launched in 2017 by Ithra in partnership with Art Dubai, the aim of Ithra Art Prize is to support and promote emerging Saudi contemporary artists on a truly global platform.  All Saudi and Saudi-based ......read more

    World's First Female Only Trampoline Park Is a Hit With Riyadh Ladies

    BOUNCE Rawdah has witnessed 30 million jumps in its first month, resulting in more than 10 million calories being burnt.   January 30, 2019:   The female community of Riyadh are swarming into the world’s first ladies only trampoline park and have embraced a fun, new fitness trend.   BOUNCE Rawdah opened its doors to the public in December, following a special launch night, and has witnessed over 30 million jumps and 10 million carbs being burnt in its first month.   The trampoline park and entertainment group, which was endorsed by the GEA shortly before ......read more

    LEGOLAND® Dubai lights up this February to celebrate Chinese New Year

    Ring in the Lunar New Year with a special LEGO® mosaic building activity, a wishing wall and themed dishes for the entire family from 5-16 February 2019 Dubai, 29 January 2019 –   LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, will put the light in ‘delightful’ this February, as it sets the stage to usher in the Lunar New Year with a number of festive activities for the entire family to enjoy. From 5 – 16 February 2019, families can celebrate one of the oldest festivals in the world ......read more

    Prometheus Medical to assist with critical medical support for 7,500 athletes at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:   The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has signed a partnership with Prometheus Medical as Official Supplier, that will ensure crucial access to medical support for People of Determination at the upcoming World Games.  A British corporation with regional headquarters in the UAE, Prometheus Medical has extensive experience in the field that has seen them become a leading provider of knowledge transfer, capability development and train-and-equip programs.  As the designated medical ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni Takes Second Place in Stage Two of the Vuelta a San Juan

    Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  After launching Fernando Gaviria’s sprint finish, which enabled UAE Team Emirates to claim a win on day one of the Vuelta a San Juan, Simone Consonni was rewarded with his own podium place when he finished second, just behind Stage 2 winner Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).   During Stage 2, the peloton was tasked with climbing up and over the Punta Negra three times and on the final 2.5km decent Alaphilippe was able to escape the pack. However Consonni, who had withstood a series of attacks on the climbs, fought off the ......read more

    UAE National Girls' Team ‘A' increase their lead at the top in Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship

    Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:   The UAE National Girls’ Team A have increased their lead at the top of the points table with a 2-1 win over second-placed Du LaLiga HPC Girls in Week 9 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship. The win allowed UAE National Girls’ Team A to maintain their unbeaten record in the Girls’ Under 18 category and take their tally to 15 points from five games, while Du LaLiga HPC Girls remain on 9 points.  The UAE National Girls’ Team B, without a win since their 1-0 triumph over FC Academy Just Play ......read more

    Sharjah Hosts One of the Most Prestigious Show Jumping Competitions This Weekend

    Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Thursday, January 31st from 8:30am – 8:30pm; Friday, February 1st from 8:30am – 10:00pm & Saturday, February 2nd from 8:30am – 9:00pm Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club Cost: FREE  Parking: Free parking within walking distance to the main arena Dubai, UAE, January ......read more

    Spectacular Opening Ceremony planned for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

    More than 40,000 spectators at Zayed Sports City and millions of viewers worldwide will celebrate the official start of the World Games in less than 50 days’ time  People with intellectual disabilities are the creative force developing the performances, playing a pivotal role in the creation and staging of the event   Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  In less than 50 days, on 14 March, the eyes of the entire world will be firmly fixed on Abu Dhabi as the UAE sends a message of inclusion to people across the globe with a spectacular Opening Ceremony for Special ......read more

    Germany's Philipp Weishaupt wins Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines in the 19th Sharjah International Show Jumping Championship

    UAE riders take lead for the Nation Cup in the categories of Children, Juniors and Young riders  Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:  Germany’s Philipp Weishaupt and his horse ‘Catokia 2’ won the Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines at the conclusion of the 19th Sharjah International Show Jumping Championship (CSI3*), which was held under the guidance of Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council - Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of Sharjah. ‪The ......read more

    Meet the Women Who Changed the World at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

    Festival set to welcome host of remarkable women whose achievements have paved the way for womankind   Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:   Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019) will celebrate women who have stood at the crossroads of history, and changed the world with their fearlessness, ambition and incredible drive to succeed, in fields ranging from politics to science to business.  The programme includes the director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign, Jennifer Palmieri, using her insights to empower ......read more

    Dubai Judicial Institute holds draw for 7th edition of ‘DJI Football Tournament' under the theme ‘Tolerance Tournament'

    Dubai Courts and the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department in the inauguration of the tournament The 20-team draw ceremony represents government entities and institutions  The tournament will take place on DJI's stadium from 4 February – 12 March Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28th January 2019:   Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) announced that this year's ‘7th DJI Football Tournament 2019’ will be under the theme of ‘Tolerance Tournament,’ in line with the ‘Year of Tolerance’ initiative announced by HH Sheikh ......read more

    Oli Thompson Beats Roman Wehbe at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Oli Thompson beats Roman Wehbe by way of knock out in the main event Emirati Ahmed Al Darmaki wins his first MMA fight by TKO in the first round. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27th January, 2019:   Britain’s ‘Strongest Man’ and UFC veteran, Oli Thompson and Team Nogueira Dubai’s Roman Wehbe met in the cage at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 to determine who is the best 205-pound fighter of the night on Saturday at Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi. After two hard rounds, Oli Thompson defeated Roman Wehbe in the main event of the night via TKO. Oli Thompson (18-6-0, 8 KOs) ......read more

    World No. 1 and Australian Open Champion Naomi Osaka Set to Dazzle in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2019:  All eyes will be on Australian Open champion and new world No. 1 Naomi Osaka when the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships gets underway in just three weeks’ time.   Her rapid climb to the very top of the game has been nothing short of astonishing. Last year when she competed in Dubai she was ranked a modest 48, but immediately after losing in the quarter-finals she took her first steps to super stardom by winning the Indian Wells title, and just a few months later she stunned the tennis world, and her opponent in the final Serena Williams, by ......read more

    Naomi Osaka victorious in the 2019 Australian Open women's final

    Dubai, UAE - 27 January 2019:  The women’s final of the Australian Open saw current US Open champion Naomi Osaka battle with two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, with both players vying for their first Australian Open title and the world No.1 ranking for the taking.  Prior to the match, the Emirates suite played host to a mix of celebrities, Skywards members and VIP guests, showcasing the same superior hospitality that is synonymous with the Emirates onboard experience. During the Australian Open, Emirates will showcase its commitment to families with the newly ......read more

    Join the roving dancing dragons at Dubai Parks and Resorts in celebration of the Chinese New Year

    Chinese-inspired delicacies, authentic market, dragon dances, traditional shows and colourful decorations mark the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations Dubai, UAE, 27 January 2019: Get ready to be transported to the vibrant streets of Mainland China with a spectacular line-up of entertainment and activities planned at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East and the go-to venue to celebrate Chinese New Year in Dubai.  Guests can enjoy a host of traditional activities at Riverland™ Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ ......read more

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