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    UAE Falconers League Kick Starts Competition with 10 teams in Al Ruwayyah

    Dubai, 16 January 2020:    Ten teams from across the Emirates participated in the inaugural UAE Falconers League competitions, which kicked off on Wednesday at Dubai’s Al Ruwayyah desert area.   Organised jointly by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) and Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE Falconers League will have a total of nine rounds that will run until February 19 between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.   Rounds 2, 3 and 4 will be held on January 28, 29 and 30 in Abu Dhabi before the falconry championship returns to Al Ruwayyah in Dubai for Rounds 5, 6 and 7 on February 10, 13 and 16. The penultimate (Round 8) and final round (Round 9) will be held on February 17 and 19 respectively in the Capital Abu Dhabi.   The competing teams are Al Shuaib, Habshan, Lehbab, Al Noukhba, Al Wathba, Al Sayramy, ......read more

    UAE TEAM EMIRATES KICK OFF 2020 SEASON IN AUSTRALIA

    The 2020 UCI WorldTour gets underway with the Tour Down Under in less than a week’s time. The UAE Team Emirates riders will face just over 900km of racing and more than 12,000km of climbing. Key general classification stages include stage 2 to Stirling, with its uphill finish, an even stiffer uphill finish in Paracombe on stage 3, and then the final finish atop Willunga Hill. Philipsen won stage 5 last year in unique circumstances so could be the man to watch this time around.   Sports Director Allan Peiper will lead the following riders: - PHILIPSEN Jasper (Belgium)  - ULISSI Diego (Italy) - BJERG Mikkel (Denmark) - RIABUSHENKO Aleksandr (Belarus - MARCATO Marco (Italy) - LAENGEN Vegard Stake (Norway) - BYSTROM Sven Erik (Norway)   Allan Peiper said: “UAE Team Emirates is really looking forward to ......read more

    Emiratis deepen their love for falconry

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020:    Individual Emirati falconers have demonstrated their skills in breeding champion falcons in the General Public category of the ongoing Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah. The competitions have witnessed the participation of GCC falconers as well as teams from the Sheikhs categories.    Hundreds of birds have competed in the General Public category reserved for individual falcon breeders and owners at the annual heritage sport organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) that will run until January 16 at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.   As one of the oldest traditional sports in the Arab region dating back to almost 2,000 years, falconry evolved from the Bedouin method of using falcons in hunting hares and houbara. Falcons, considered as the ......read more

    OSN; The Only Place to Watch Golden Globe Winning and Nominated Content in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE; January 12, 2020:  OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network has seen an impressive 13 wins and 46 nominations for 22 of its shows at this years Golden Globe awards.  Honouring the best in entertainment from 2019’s television and movies, the 77th Golden Globes recognised outstanding content. OSN shows dominated the nominations with hit shows like Killing Eve, Chernobyl and Fosse / Verdon each scooping up three nominations. Chernobyl took home two coveted awards while Fosse / Verdon took home one. Arab-American comedy Ramy was the first win of the night with the lead actor Ramy Youssef taking home the award for ‘Best Actor in a Comedy Series’. Top OSN show Succession won both ‘Best Series Drama’ and ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series’ for the suspenseful family ......read more

    du Football Champions Season 5 Successfully Kicked off Abu Dhabi Leg

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th January 2020 – Season 5 of the award-winning du Football Champions, the only international scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga and home of the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups and UAE Girls Challenge, successfully kicked off its Abu Dhabi leg at Zayed Sports City. Saturday kicked off for the UAE Streets Cup U14 category, with over 360 players registered, the largest group in that category in Abu Dhabi to date. On the field, the Future Stars team crushed it scoring a perfect 9 points in the group stages, while netting 14 goals in their three matches, securing themselves a place in the Abu Dhabi Knockout Stage.  In addition to Future Stars from Group B, also moving forward are Dream Sports FC from Group A, MFC Ace from Group C and PROWL from Group D.  “It was a great day! ......read more

    Global Village Management Announcement

    Saturday - January 11, 2020 - Due to prevailing weather conditions and in the interest of comfort of guests and all partners working on site, Global Village management has decided that the park will remain closed today, Saturday, January 11, 2020. The world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, will re-open tomorrow, Sunday, January 12, 2020. We look forward to welcoming guests from 4.00 pm to 12:00 am.  

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    UAE Team Emirates Unveil New 2020 Team Jersey

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 09, 2020:   The UAE Team Emirates team were joined by eight new riders during the off season as they modelled the new 2020 jersey during their training camp in Spain.   Davide Formolo, Brandon McNulty and Joseph Dombrowski three of the high-profile riders joined a team that already includes Fabio Aru, Alexander Kristoff, Fernando Gaviria and Tadej Pogacar.   Champion Systems again produced the new jersey, keeping the elegance and white clarity of the 2019 design with the exception of a sponsor swap at the bottom of the jersey.   Official launch video and other imagery offer a taste of what the fans will see and support in the upcoming 2020 season: https://we.tl/t-uA0jtI07ac    The first chance to see the team donning the new kit will be the ......read more

    WWE's Saudi Superstar Mansoor Reflects on His Key Moments From an Amazing 2019

    2019 was a breakthrough year for Mansoor, who secured impressive victories at both Super Showdown and Crown Jewel   WWE star Mansoor says his personal highlight of what was an incredible 2019 was beating Cesaro at Crown Jewel in Riyadh with his friends and family watching on from ringside. There is no doubt 2019 was a year to remember for the Saudi-born wrestler, who as well as making his TV debut in February, went on to compete at two huge events in his home country. The first of those, Super Showdown, took place in Jeddah in July, with Mansoor unbelievably defying the odds to come out on top in the 50-man Battle Royal.  “The Battle Royal was special because I was going in as a complete unknown,” he recalls. “I thought if I could stay in until the last 10 people that would be great, and ......read more

    Enforcing Against Manipulated Media

    By Monika Bickert, Vice President, Global Policy Management   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020:   People share millions of photos and videos on Facebook every day, creating some of the most compelling and creative visuals on our platform. Some of that content is manipulated, often for benign reasons, like making a video sharper or audio more clear. But there are people who engage in media manipulation in order to mislead.  Manipulations can be made through simple technology like Photoshop or through sophisticated tools that use artificial intelligence or “deep learning” techniques to create videos that distort reality – usually called “deepfakes.” While these videos are still rare on the internet, they present a significant challenge for our industry and society as ......read more

    Competition at Fazza Championship for Youlah Intensifies as quarterfinalists are announced

    Dubai, 5 January 2020:   The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the complete list of quarterfinalists for the 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah.   Eissa Al Ahbabi and Obaid Salem Al Nuaimi were the last two qualifiers who were announced during the fifth episode of the championship held at Global Village’s Meydan Fort over the weekend.   The two will join early qualifiers, Emirati Yuweels (Youlah performers) Abdullah Ali Al-Ketbi and Sultan Al Ketbi, who dominated the first qualifying round.   On December 20, two more Emirati yuweels advanced to the next stage. Rashid Al Mansouri and Rashid Sultan Al Darmaki both received high scores in the public voting.   Former Junior champion Jumaa Obaid Al Abdul also made it to the quarterfinals as well as Mansour Bin Obaid ......read more

    Brightest Football Stars Recognised at Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2019

    Cristiano Ronaldo bags his sixth Best Men’s Player of the Year award Lucy Bronze wins the first-ever Best Women's Player of the Year award     UAE, Dubai, 30 December 2019:   the 11th edition of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards draws to a conclusion with great success, at the culmination of a two-day session that saw the most influencial personalities in the world of international football appear on the stage of the Dubai International Sports Conference to discuss the most current issues in the football world.    This year, 17 awards were presented during the Globe Soccer evening event, which saw Portuguese champion Cristiano Ronaldo honored for the sixth time as Best Men’s Player of the Year.    Therefore, Cristiano once again wins the top prize ......read more

    Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah kicks off on Monday with RC Airplane

    Dubai, 29 December 2019: The new season of the Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), starts on Monday (December 30) at Al Ruwayyah, Dubai. Held under the generous directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the falconry championship, which is one of the oldest and largest tournaments of its kind, will run until January 16 next year, with participation from Emirati and GCC falconers.   Deeply rooted to Emirati culture and traditions, the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah will continue to hone the skills of top falconers and find new talents in the season that promises to be the biggest so far. Falconry is a traditional and highly valued custom in the UAE, reflecting the Bedouin love of this ......read more

    More Than Half of UAE Parents Don't Know the Legal Requirements for Child Seat Belt Use, According to New Survey

    • New survey conducted by INFINITI Middle East as part of major new road safety awareness campaign  • More than half (55%) of parents in the UAE do not feel that children should be wearing seat belts at all ages • According to UAE law, everybody in the vehicle has to wear a seat belt at all times, and children up to four years of age must be provided with a child safety seat     Dubai, UAE, 29 December 2019:   More than half (55%) of parents don’t know the legal requirements for child seat belt use in the UAE, according to new survey.    Whilst 91% of parents said they require children to wear a seatbelt in the car, the research, conducted by INFINITI Middle East, showed conflicting opinions on the age when the safety practice should be ......read more

    14th Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Longlist for ‘Literature' Category

      13 works longlisted out of 438 nominations    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 December 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the longlist for the ‘Literature’ category of the Award’s 14th edition (2019/2020), selecting 13 works out of 438 nominations. The majority of longlisted authors hail from UAE, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon.    The ‘Literature’ longlist consists of 11 novels and two works of poetry.   The longlisted novels are as follows:  1.‘Abna wa Ahtheya’ (Sons and Shoes), by Mohsen Al-Ramli (Iraq/Spain), published by Dar al-Mada in 2018. 2.‘Takecardia’, by Amir Taj al-Ser (Sudan), published by Hachet Antoine/Nofal in 2019. 3.‘Al Hai Al Hai’, by Ali Al-Shaali (UAE), issued ......read more

    Lenovo Hosts its First-Ever Female Gamer Tournament in the Middle East

    Pledge to Enhance Female Representation in Gaming   DUBAI – December 23, 2019:   As part of its continuous engagement of the gaming community in the Middle East, Lenovo hosted it’s first-ever tournament for female gamers in the region – the Girl Legion Cup. Held in collaboration with Gamers Hub Middle East at Warehouse Four, Dubai, the event drew together a host of gaming talent from across the UAE to compete as well as share industry expertise and attend panel discussions from key industry opinion leaders During the course of the day, female gamers had the opportunity to socialize and compete, playing popular titles such as PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Within a panel discussion, Muna Al Nuaimi, Strategy Expert – Department of ......read more

    Cappellini Eyes More World Titles for Team Abu Dhabi After Quadruple Triumph

    We have great drivers, but fantastic team spirit is key to success, says powerboat racing legend   Abu Dhabi, 23rd December, 2019:  Guido Cappellini has quickly set his sights on more world titles for Team Abu Dhabi after a spectacular season which brought an unprecedented quadruple success.   Team manager Cappellini has now delivered 11 world championships to Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club since taking charge in February 2015.   Shaun Torrente’s second UIM F1H2O World Championship driver’s title arrived in dramatic style in Sharjah last weekend along with a third successive team crown.   It followed the team’s World Endurance Championships triumph earlier in the year, and Rashed Al Qemzi’s achievement in landing the UIM F2 world driver’s title ......read more

    Five-star Nadal Reigns Supreme in Abu Dhabi

    • World No.1 secures record fifth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title with 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas • More than 15,000 fans cheered on eight high-octane matches across three days • Championship once again brings the best in sports and entertainment to UAE capital     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 22 December, 2019:   Rafael Nadal marked his 10th Mubadala World Tennis Championship anniversary by picking up a record fifth Abu Dhabi title with victory over the in-form Stefanos Tsitsipas in a scintillating final at a sold-out Abu Dhabi International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City on Saturday night.   Three days of high-intensity on-court action and the best entertainment in the Tennis Village, culminated in a gripping final contest between the World No. 1 and ......read more

    Nadal Sets Up Ace Mubadala World Tennis Championship Final With Tsitsipas

    • World No.1 to challenge for record fifth Abu Dhabi title after roaring to semi-final victory over Karen Khachanov   • Final at Abu Dhabi’s International Tennis Centre, not before 7pm on Saturday • Khachanov to face World No. 2 Djokovic in third-place play-off at 5pm     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 December, 2019:   Rafael Nadal turned on the style at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday night, roaring to victory over Russia’s Karen Khachanov to set up a mouthwatering final with the in-form Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday, 21 December.   Nadal, winner of 19 Grand Slams, showed why he is starting the new season as the top-ranked player on the planet with a blistering display of power-hitting and agility to dismiss semi-final opponent Khachanov ......read more

    Dubai Racer Jamie Day to Become Factory Driver for Charles Leclerc Chassis

    14 Years-old Day Handpicked to Race for Lennox Racing Team    Dubai, UAE, 19 December 2019:  Last month Scuderia Ferrari Formula One driver Charles Leclerc launched his own kart brand in association with Birel ART, and local Dubai Kartdrome racer Jamie Day, who has already tested and raced on the chassis, has been officially selected to be a factory driver running under the established Lennox Racing Team based in Italy.   2019 Junior Dubai O Plate champion Jamie Day is set to step up to senior karts in the 2020 European competitions and World Championship in OK Category, which is the highest level in the World.   Day, who has been karting since he was the age of four, began his racing career at Dubai Kartdrome with the Dubai Bambino Cup at five years old and then the Sodi World Series (SWS) Junior Cup ......read more

    Al Tayer Battles on After World Aquabikes Title Bid is Disrupted in Sharjah

    Team Abu Dhabi’s Al Mulla still on course for another freestyle crown despite engine problems in qualifying       Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18th December, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer refused to accept that his hopes of a first world aquabikes title are over after his challenge was damaged by mechanical problems at the Grand Prix of Sharjah today.   Al Tayer, lying joint second in the Runabout GP1 series, seven points behind Poland’s championship leader, Andrzej Wisniewski, failed to reach the second qualifying session because of a technical issue blocking the flow of fuel to his engine.   It means he will start the first of tomorrow’s two motos at 10am in 25th position, and faces a major challenge to climb through the field in order to gain a better slot for ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim and Dreamscape Immersive Bring ‘Future of Entertainment' to the UAE

    New Immersive VR Destination Backed by Hollywood’s Biggest Hitters Set to Open in the Mall of the Emirates on 19 December 2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2019:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based VR entertainment company, backed by some of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters, today announced the opening of Dreamscape’s first international location at Mall of the Emirates on 19 December, 2019.  Speaking on the announcement, Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer at  Majid Al Futtaim - Holding, said: “The future of the entertainment industry lies in the hands of those who can enable human interaction through fulfilling, meaningful and memorable ......read more

    Aussies Snatch Team Abu Dhabi's Xcat World Title With Dramatic Win in Dubai

    Penalty lap proves decisive as Torrente, Al Mansoori miss out to Maritimo in spectacular grand finale       Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 December, 2019:  Australians Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton clinched the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship with victory in the Dubai Grand Prix today as Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori saw their hopes of a second successive title ended in dramatic style.   A penalty lap imposed on the defending champions for missing a buoy in Abu Dhabi 4 proved decisive as Barry-Cotter and Willaton swept past them in Maritimo to win the weekend’s second race by 34.85 seconds from Rashed Al Tayer and Majed Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 5   The Dubai Police crew of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi took third position ahead of Torrente and ......read more

    Minister Hessa Buhumaid crowns winners of Dubai Women's Triathlon

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, crowned the winners of the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council, the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon saw the participation of 363 ladies of different abilities from diverse backgrounds. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), was present at the event along with Lamia Abdulaziz Khan, a member of DSC’s Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Women’s ......read more

    Torrente, Al Mansoori Edge Closer to Another Xcat World Title With Dubai Grand Prix Win

    Team Abu Dhabi duo survive early scare to grab  crucial victory on day of dramatic racing     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 December, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori took a major step towards retaining their title in the UIM XCAT World Championship with victory in a dramatic Dubai Grand Prix today.   The defending champions in Abu Dhabi 4 won the first of this weekend’s two races by 20 seconds from Australians Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton in Maritimo to regain the lead in the title race from the Dubai Police crew of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi who finished fourth.   Torrente and Al Mansoori, who began the season with back-to-back victories in Italy, will now look to repeat that feat in Dubai and secure a second successive XCAT world ......read more

    Botb - Short Film Fest is Back on Popular Demand

    Battle of the Best – International Short Film Fest, a unique cinematic experience created by Socialciti is back in Dubai on popular demand of filmmakers and UAE cinema lovers. In its 5th season BOTB Short Film Fest presents a unique opportunity to experience world cinema through 10 Short movies in one show. Supported by the UAE film community and entertainment network like Zee & Filmfare- the Short Film Fest will take place in Reel Cinemas – The Dubai Mall, on Friday 13, December 2019 at 7:00 PM onwards. With more than 100 entries from International Filmmakers, the best 10 short films were selected, most of them have won awards in other international festivals and are going to be premiered in the UAE for the very first through BOTB Short Film Fest. Socialciti Founder and BOTB Short Film fest Festival Director, ......read more

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    Sharjah World Championship Week returns to highlight the emirate's 20 years of success in organizing leading sports events

    Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority reveals details of exciting sporting event December 16, 2019: The Sharjah World Championship Week, the one of a kind annual water sports event hosted by the emirate of Sharjah, is returning with yet another thrilling edition, much to the delight of adrenaline junkies and outdoor sports enthusiasts in the region. The announcement was made by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) during a press conference held at the Al Majaz Waterfront, in the presence of H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Xcat World Champions Aim To Retain Title in Dubai Grand Finale

    Torrente, Al Mansoori head into final round with focus on double race victory     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11th December, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori will blank out off-race matters in the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship and focus on securing a double race victory in this weekend’s decisive Dubai Grand Prix.   The defending XCAT world champions, who opened the season with back-to-back race wins in Italy, hope that a repeat performance will be enough to see them retain the title they secured with victory in ......read more

    Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics Cup is a hit with 500 participants from 21 countries

    DUBAI – Five star Olympians brought the curtains down on the 4th Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics DuGymCup with a Masterclass at the Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Al Maktoum Sports Hall on Sunday. Cheered on by more than 250 gymnasts and coaches from around the world, Marina Durunda of Azerbaijan, Melitina Staniouta of Belarus, Ukraine’s Natalia Godunko, Spaniard Carolina Rodriguez, and Neviana Vladinova of Bulgaria gave a live performance and a Grand Masterclass, and shared their experience with the budding young talents who had participated in the competition ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's F2 world champion rounds off brilliant campaign with historic win on home waters

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 December, 2019:   Rashed Al Qemzi crowned his brilliant season in the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today with an emphatic home victory in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.   The Team Abu Dhabi driver, already installed as F2 world champion for the second time in three years, led from start to finish to record his fourth Grand Prix triumph of the year with 4.63 seconds  to spare from Portugal’s Duarte Benavente, with Lithuanian Edgaras Riabko third.   This success on home waters is the one that means most to Al Qemzi, particularly ......read more

    20th Fazza Championship for Youlah kicks off to a rousing start Emirati performer Abdullah Al Ketbi tops 1st round

    Dubai, 7 December 2019:   The first episode of the 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), kicked off to a rousing start at Global Village’s Meydan Fort on Friday.    The event also marked the 15th year that the annual heritage sport became a popular live show entitled Al Meydan and broadcasted weekly on Sama Dubai TV.   Four ‘Yuweel’ (Youlah performers) out of the 16 qualifiers from the UAE and other Arab countries competed over the weekend. The performers were evaluated by a set of judges ......read more

    Reuben Kipyego and Vivian Kiplagat Win 2019 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon

    • Men’s first place awarded to Kenya’s Rueben Kiprop Kipyego with a personal best time of 2:04:40 • Kipyego marks his place in the history books achieving the rare feat of winning as the pacemaker • Kenya’s Vivian Kiplagat crossed the finish line in 2:21:11 to take first place in the women’s elite race and set new PB • Over 16,500 participants from across the world registered to take part in the second ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon • Elite wheelchair category won by the UAE’s Ayed Al Ahbabi     Abu Dhabi, United ......read more

    2019 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon Acclaimed by Runners and Fans

    • Participants from across the UAE praise capital for providing a very special running experience • Thousands visit all-new event village to enjoy family-friendly entertainment and cheer on runners     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 7, 2019:   With a brand-new course and all-new event village, the 2019 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has drawn praise from both elite runners and fans alike. A record 16,797 runners across four race categories registered in this year’s event, which was held this ......read more

    Al Qemzi Claims Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Pole With Brilliant Surge

    Team Abu Dhabi’s F2 world champion lines up home victory as series reaches grand finale in UAE capital     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 December, 2019:   Rashed Al Qemzi underlined his dominance of the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today with another sparkling display to claim pole position for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.   The Team Abu Dhabi driver, who wrapped up his second F2 world title in three years at the penultimate round of the series in Portugal, maintained his 100% qualifying record to move within reach of a fourth Grand Prix ......read more

    'Herman Miller and DIDI announce the winners of the ‘Ergo Chair - Student Designs for Wellbeing'- the region's first design competition to celebrate traditional workers.

    UAE, 5th December, 2019:   Herman Miller partnered with the students and faculty of DIDI (Dubai Institute of Design), to bring you ‘Ergo Chair—Student Designs for Wellbeing’, a creative project to rethink and reimagine ergonomic seating with wellbeing in mind.    At the end of the 6 week design challenge, the top 5 thoughtfully designed chairs were:  a chair for the masses, a chair for children  who are learning to walk,   a ‘Nurture Chair’, designed for breastfeeding mothers who seek privacy within public spaces, the ......read more

    Tips to Avoid Online Scams

    By Mahmoud Mounir, Regional Director, Secureworks MEA     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:   Malicious online criminals prey on unsuspecting victims, exploiting the convenience of our online lives. Common email scams target unsuspecting online users anywhere and everywhere – at home, at work, in the airport, at your local coffee shop – when you’re connected, you could be putting valuable data at risk if you’re not taking proper precautions. Your online identity puts you more at risk than you realize but taking simple ......read more

    Race Legend Back After Breaking Neck Sees More World Titles on the Way to Abu Dhabi

    Al Qemzi is tough, cool F2 champion says Sundsdal who aims for strong finish 20 years on from UAE debut      Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 December, 2019:   Frode Sundsdal returns to action in this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi after breaking his neck earlier this season, and the Norwegian powerboat racing legend says it is no surprise that the UAE capital has produced another world champion.   Sundsdal, whose career achievements include three world titles and 11 world speed records, lines up in the final round of the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship ......read more

    Herman Miller and DIDI announce the winners of the ‘Ergo Chair - Student Designs for Wellbeing'- the region's first design competition to celebrate traditional workers.

    UAE, 27th November, 2019:   Herman Miller partnered with the students and faculty of DIDI (Dubai Institute of Design), to bring you ‘Ergo Chair—Student Designs for Wellbeing’, a creative project to rethink and reimagine ergonomic seating with wellbeing in mind.  At the end of the 6 week design challenge, the top 5 thoughtfully designed chairs were:  a chair for the masses, a chair for children  who are learning to walk,   a ‘Nurture Chair’, designed for breastfeeding mothers who seek privacy within public spaces, the ......read more

    AVERY Products Middle East Awards Winners of Art Competition'

     The art competition was an effort to inspire, foster and encourage students to reflect on the importance of saving water. United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, 25th November 2019:   AVERY Products Middle East, one of the leading providers of pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions, awarded certificates, and AVERY painting kits to students who won at an Art Competition conducted by Kids Paradise Nursery. The contest challenged budding artists ranging from five to twelve-year old to create art pieces that highlighted UAE in 2030. The winning ......read more

    Rapa, Virag Are Pure Gold in Abu Dhabi

    Crowning glory for Aussies with five titles at  IWWF World Wakeboard Championships       Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 November, 2019:    Nic Rapa produced a masterful display to round off a golden day for Australia at the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi as Alice Virag crowned a brilliant week with her own grand finale.   Rapa, who had looked almost unbeatable ever since he took to the water in the UAE capital several days earlier, struck gold with another impeccable performance in the Open Men’s final to become IWWF ......read more

    Italian Twins Double Up on Gold Medal Trail in Abu Dhabi

    Virag sisters soar through qualifiers, but Aussie Kell sets the Open Women standard at IWWF World Wakeboard Championships    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21 November, 2019:    Italian twins Alice and Chiara Virag are largely inseparable, and it was hard to tell them apart again as they produced stunning double performance at the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi today. The 19-year-old sisters from Milan were in sparkling form as they both topped their qualifying heats to book places in Friday’s Open Women semi-finals at the Eastern Mangroves ......read more

    Impressive Display at the Oman International Youth Cup is a Positive Reflection of City Football Schools Talent

    The team was made up of 12-year-old boys from City Football Schools’ Talented Player Program The tournament also featured City Football Group’s Manchester City Academy, along with Inter Milan and Torino   Dubai, UAE - November 20, 2019:  A talented group of players from City Football Schools took part in the Oman International Youth Cup last weekend and produced an eye-catching performance, eventually finishing the tournament in third place having tested themselves against some of Europe’s best young teams.   The competition took place over ......read more

    National Geographic Abu Dhabi and Almarai Announce ‘Moments' Competition 2019 Winners

    Winners were selected from a shortlist of 90 photos and over 50,000 total submissions from across the Arab World   Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 20, 2019:   National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai have announced today the winners for the 9th edition of ‘Moments’, the annual regional photography competition to nurture the talents of aspiring regional photographers.  The announcement was made at an unveiling event at the Youth Hub at Emirates Towers in Dubai in the presence of executives from National Geographic Abu Dhabi, Almarai, the ......read more

    79 per cent of Consumers in the UAE and KSA have Unfollowed Social Media Influencers

    New Survey from BPG Group and YouGov Highlights Consumers’ Views about Social Media Influencers   19 November 2019:   The fourth edition of the Social Media Influencers survey by BPG Group and YouGov found that 85 per cent of respondents follow social media influencers in the UAE and KSA, while 79 per cent have unfollowed many social media influencers due to their increased promotional content and contrasting values and ethics.  But despite this movement by consumers, the survey reveals that influencers with relevant content continue to have a strong ......read more

    14th global edition of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is now open

    • Al-Futtaim Toyota invites young artists to shape the future of mobility • 6.2 million children from 100 countries have taken part      Dubai, UAE, November 18, 2019:   Ready, set, paint – the 14th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is set to get off to a strong start with entries from children now being accepted across the UAE.    The 6th local edition of this international competition will see children from around the UAE once again shape the future of mobility through their youthful creativity, by joining over 6.2 ......read more

    New UAE Captain Relishing Chance to Take on World's Top Wakeboard Stars in Abu Dhabi

    Subaa says host country’s first international team can upgrade as competitors and learn from the best in the sport     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17th November, 2019:   Khaled Subaa, who leads the UAE into this week’s 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi, is relishing the chance to compete against the sport’s best talent.   The 23-year-old wakeboard and waterski athlete from Ras Al Khaimah is proud to have been named captain of the six-strong team representing the host nation, and is ready for his biggest challenge to ......read more

    Rivoli Group Announces Winners of the Third Qualifier Tournament for Omega Nations Golf Tour 2019

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2019:   The third qualifier of the OMEGA Nations Golf Tour 2019 which was hosted by the Rivoli Group on November 6th at the Dubai Hills Golf Club concluded with an exciting finish between the top three qualifying teams.  The Two ball net stableford aggregate scores format tournament saw Carl Zachhau and  Brian Stewart from England take the first place in the third qualifier with a net aggregate of 81 points against Stephen Bushnell and Ahsan Khalon, also from England who finished close on 73 points. Rakesh Shah and Achal Gahi ......read more

    First UAE Team Named to Contest IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi

    ADIMSC, IWWF work together to give sport major boost, create world-class stage at Eastern Mangroves   Abu Dhabi, UAE,14 November, 2019:   Wakeboarding in the UAE will be given a major boost next week when the country’s first ever international team competes against the world’s best on a spectacular stage in Abu Dhabi. The six-man UAE team, including two Emirati brothers, was announced today by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), which hosts the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships taking place from 19-23 November. The team is ......read more

    Emirati Musicians, International Composers & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Harmony For the Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration

    Master soundtrack carefully crafted by eight distinguished composers with contributions from more than 80 musicians and members of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Limited tickets for ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ at Zayed Sport City Stadium in Abu Dhabi available at www.uaenationaday.ae     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 November, 2019:   More than 80 world-class musicians, including members of London’s iconic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, have collaborated to compose an inspiring original score for ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ ......read more

    National Geographic Abu Dhabi's 2019 ‘Moments' Competition Shortlists Best Souq Images in the Arab World

      90 photographs from across the region have been shortlisted over both the adults and kids categories More than a third of the shortlisted images featured GCC souqs   Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 11, 2019 - National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai have announced today the shortlisted entries for the 9th edition of ‘Moments’ its annual regional photography competition to nurture the talent of aspiring regional photographers.  The competition is held in partnership with Almarai, who has been a strategic supporter of this platform for the last 6 ......read more

    Cartoon Network Middle East & Sony Music Entertainment use the power of music to engage children across the UAE in a positive message around anti-bullying

    Sony Music’s child stars Rawan & Rayan release inspirational Arabic song and video to promote inclusion and tolerance for all    Dubai, 11 November 2019:   Cartoon Network Middle East has teamed up with Sony Music Entertainment Middle East to release a unique and impactful song featuring YouTube stars; the sisters Rawan and Rayan. The Song entitled “Ya As7ab (hey fiends)” speaks directly to children about the effects of bullying and shares positive messages around inclusion. The catchy Arabic pop song with an accompanying music video will be ......read more

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