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    National Award-Winning Indian Film Director, Producer, And Screenwriter Master Storyteller Priyadarshan To Be Celebrated For His Outstanding Achievement In Indian Cinema' At IIFA U

    23rd July, 2024: Celebrated as an elite of the era, National Award-winning Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter, master storyteller Priyadarshan is set to be honoured with the IIFA Utsavam Special Honour for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema. This prestigious recognition will be bestowed upon him at the highly anticipated Multifaceted South Indian Cinematic Extravaganza, which will take place at the iconic Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi this September. IIFA Utsavam Awards Special Honour for - Outstanding Achievement in India Cinema is all set to pay tribute to Sri Priyadarshan’s illustrious career, that is marked by numerous acclaimed films and his significant contributions to Indian cinema- a true testament to his enduring legacy and profound influence in the film industry Renowned master ......read more

    Pascal wehrlein clinches formula e drivers' world championship as oliver rowland triumphs in london finale

    Pascal Wehrlein of TAG Heuer Porsche won the 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E Drivers' World Championship in a dramatic Hankook London E-Prix finale, overcoming rivals Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy of Jaguar TCS Racing. The three contenders – Wehrlein, Evans, and Cassidy – entered the final round with only seven points separating them, leading to an intense and historic race. Internal tensions within the Jaguar team and strategic ATTACK MODE activations played a significant role, with a late collision and puncture for Cassidy eventually leaving the title fight to Wehrlein and Evans. Oliver Rowland secured the race victory, while Wehrlein's second-place finish secured his Drivers' Championship victory in front of a sell-out crowd. Despite individual setbacks, Jaguar won the Teams' World Championship, their ......read more

    Ipsos 'TikTok's Made Me' Report: Revealing the Influence of TikTok in Prompting Consumer Action for Brands

    Ipsos released its 'TikTok Made Me' report about the platform's impact on consumer behaviour in the travel, entertainment, finance, food & beverage, and automotive sectors. According to the report, 80% of consumers in MENAT are influenced to purchase after watching TikTok content, and more than half make unplanned purchases. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 15, 2024: Ipsos, the leading market research company in MENA, released its 'TikTok Made Me' report outlining the platform's impact on consumer behaviour across various industries and its active role in influencing purchase decision. The report highlights impact across the MENAT region, particularly in the travel, entertainment, food & beverage, and automotive sectors. To empower brands with insights into the latest preferences of the ......read more

    Pogačar steals the show on the first day in the Pyrenees

    Yellow jersey wins in Saint Lary Soulan with an attack at 4,6 km to the line The yellow jersey triumphs in the first Pyrenean stage of the Tour de France 2024 (Pau-Saint Lary Soulan, 151,9 km with the climbs of the Tourmalet, the Hourquette d’Ancizan and the summit arrival) preceding Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike) and rewarding an outstanding performance by the UAE Team Emirates. After Wellens and Pollitt led the peloton on the Tourmalet, controlling the advantage from the main breakaway of the day, Soler contributed to reduce the gap of the attackers. Then, on the first part of the final ascent, it was Sivakov and Almeida’s turn to lead the group, before an attack from Yates at 7 km to the arrival, who built up seconds of advantage on the chasers. The move from the British rider was the prologue to a ......read more

    USA Basketball Men's National Team Arrives in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, 13 July 2024: The USA Basketball Men's National Team has arrived in Abu Dhabi as part of their preparations for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The team's visit highlights Abu Dhabi's growing prominence as a hub for world-class events, with the city boasting state-of-the-art pitches, top-quality technology, and comfortable spectator areas, offering some of the finest sporting venues in the world. For the second straight summer, USA Basketball will host the USA Basketball Showcase in the UAE capital, in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi. The Americans will face Australia and Serbia on 15 and 17 July, respectively. Additionally, Australia and Serbia will tip off on 16 July. The games will be played at Yas Island's Etihad Arena.

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    SailGP announces 2024/2025 Season calendar, a year-long spectacle of high-octane racing and world-class entertainment

    Racing full-circle around the globe, SailGP’s fifth season will feature a host of new teams and locations, as well as the return of fan-favorite venues. It all gets underway in November 2024. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - July 10, 2024 - SailGP, the most exciting racing on water, has unveiled today its 2024/2025 Season calendar, featuring new events in Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and Auckland, as well as a return to Great Britain and New York. Unfolding over a 12-month period - beginning and ending in November (2024-2025) - the season will be the league’s most expansive to date, with 14 events across an increased five continents. SailGP Managing Director Andrew Thompson said, “SailGP’s 2024/2025 calendar is another significant milestone in our continued expansion across the globe. With an expected 11 teams ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates head into week 2 of the Tour de France with everything to play for

    As we arrive at the first rest day for the 2024 Tour de France, the race has well and truly lived up to expectation and has already delivered some of the most memorable racing seen in years. We've had a mountain stage, several sprint stages, an individual time trial, and a highly controversial yet enthralling gravel stage. The highlight of the first week was Stage 4, with fans being treated to a thrilling battle in the French Alps. Despite being just 140KM long, it featured a punishing 3,600 meters of vertical gain. UAE Team Emirates, with Tim Wellens and Nils Politt at the front of the Pelton, controlled the breakaway and managed the early parts of the race expertly. As the stage progressed, the world-class UAE Team Emirates riders went to work. Firstly, Adam Yates took control, setting a blistering pace which resulted in a ......read more

    The Board of Directors of Hatta Sports Club convenes Its First Meeting

    The Board of Directors of Hatta Sports Club extended cordial thanks to Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Club’s President, toward his precious trust, and pledged to exert utmost efforts to meet the aspirations of His Highness and the Club’s fans. Thanks were also extended to Dubai Sports Council toward its unlimited support to Hatta Club in particular & to Dubai clubs in general, besides its providing of all factors of success. This came during the first meeting of the Board of Directors of Hatta Sports Club, following its recent constitution. The meeting was convened Saturday evening 6th July 2024 at the Club’s premises, and chaired by H.E. Mohammed Al-Badwawi, the Board’s Chairman, in the presence of the Club’s members. The new constituted Board thanked the former ......read more

    Pogačar retains yellow after 2nd place in time trial

    Ulissi wins stage in Austria and takes over GC lead Only the time trial World Champion Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quickstep) covered the course faster than Tadej Pogačar during the 25,3 km against the clock from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin at the Tour de France. The UAE Team Emirates captain completed his performance in 29'04" (average speed of 52,2 km/h), while the Belgian rider marked the time of 28'52". Pogačar succeeded in pedalling with an effective pace, covering perfectly the only downhill of the course, so he could finish off a better performance than other GC contenders such as Primoz Roglic (Red Bull-Bora, +22") and Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a bike, +25"). Eight places went to Joao Almeida (+57"). General classification after the time trial stage: Tadej still ......read more

    Arabian Horse Racing Meets French Expertise at the Sheikh Mansoor Festival's 16th Edition

    United Arab Emirates – July 5, 2024 - As part of the 16th edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival, La Teste de Buch Hippodrome in France will host highly anticipated races on July 10, 2024. Featuring five Arabian races, including four group races and the celebrated Wathba Stallions Cup, all under the auspices of the Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival. This annual festival plays an important role in promoting Arabian horse racing on a global scale, celebrating and preserving the sport's rich heritage and traditions. The event will showcase high-profile races and distinguished participants, including the Société Hippique Française (SHF), demonstrating their expertise and the exceptional excellence of the French equestrian sector. Société Hippique Française – SHF : A ......read more

    South Indian Cinema Titans, Prominent Indian Film Producers K. S. Rama Rao, D. Suresh Babu, And Naveen Yerneni Set To Attend The Star-Studded IIFA Utsavam 2024 Celebration This Sep

    4th July 2024: Prominent Leaders Of South Indian Cinema, Indian Film Producers, Producers K. S. Rama Rao, D. Suresh Babu and Naveen Yerneni amongst others to attend the highly-anticipated IIFA Utsavam 2024 to Celebrate Cinema Of The South. This September 6th and 7th, 2024, the grand celebration of South Indian Cinema- IIFA Utsavam will take center stage in the enchanting setting of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena under the honorable patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence. The highly-anticipated IIFA Utsavam 2024 is being held in partnership with The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, and Miral, the leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences in Abu Dhabi. IIFA Utsavam is set to captivate audiences with an ......read more

    Ellie Norman to Join Formula E As chief marketing Officer, replacing Henry Chilcott who departs after Four Years

    Ellie Norman to join Formula E as Chief Marketing Officer from 30 September Norman brings wealth of experience from senior leadership roles at Manchester United, Formula 1, Virgin Media and Honda Henry Chilcott to leave the business this summer following successful four-year tenure LONDON, UK, 4th July 2024: Formula E has today announced that it has appointed Ellie Norman to the role of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective 30 September. Henry Chilcott will leave the business this summer after a successful four-year tenure.   Ellie Norman joins Formula E after two years as Chief Communications Officer at Manchester United, responsible for media relations, public affairs, brand development, creative content and fan engagement. Norman joined the football club from Formula 1, where she spent five years as Chief ......read more

    Oliveira goes within inches of stage win in Austria

    Portuguese 2nd in sprint finish Rui Oliveira came within a whisker of a stage victory on stage 2 of the Tour of Austria, missing out narrowly in a group arrival to Davide De Pretto (Jayco AlUla). The Italian won in the fast finale in Bad Tatzmannsdorf ahead of Oliveira, with UAE Team Emirates racing hard in the final, especially along the short climbs that characterize the last part of the route. The race gets hillier tomorrow with the stage from Maria Taferl to Steyr (184.5km), where UAE will aim to leave their mark. Stage 1 results 1.Davide De Pretto (Jayco AlUla) 3:38:42 2.Rui Oliveira (UAE Team Emirates) s.t 3.Niklas Behrans (Lidl-Trek) s.t General Classification after stage 1 1.Max Walscheid (Jayco AlUla) 3:42:29 2.Filippo Ganna (Ineos) s.t 3.Rui Oliveira (UAE Team Emirates) s.t Elsewhere in ......read more

    Six top-class athletes to do Dubai proud at Paris 2024

    Born, bred and based in Dubai, one badminton and five swimmers training towards sporting highpoint DUBAI: Dubai will have the proud boast of having at least six athletes competing at the Paris Olympic Games to be held at the end of this month. Born, bred and residing in Dubai, the six athletes are Indian badminton star Tanisha Crasto along with swimmers Yazan Al Bawwab (Palestine), Muhammad Ahmed Durrani (Pakistan), Rana Saad Al Din (Sudan), Karen Belbeisi (Jordan) and Eritrea’s Christina Rach. The Paris Olympic Games will be held in the French Capital from July 26 to August 11 and these six athletes will make Dubai proud for being among the best in the world while making us of the excellent sporting infrastructure in Dubai. Born and residing in Dubai, the 21-year-old Tanisha Crasto expressed her delight at qualifying ......read more

    Galibier launches Pogačar toward Yellow Jersey

    Stage victory and top of the GC for the Slovenian rider​ Tadej Pogačar put in a great display on the final 800 meters of the Galibier and in the descent to Valloire gave to the Slovenian rider the first stage success in the Tour de France 2024 (12th in career in the Grand Boucle) and again the yellow jersey. The winning shot by Pogačar on stage 4 (Pinerolo-Valloire, 139,6 km with the climbs of Sestriere, Montgenevre and Galibier) was the cherry on top of a great performance by UAE Team Emirates. Almeida and Yates set a relentless pace on the Galibier (22,9 km at 5,1%, summit at 19,5 to the arrival), with a powerful final contribution from Juan Ayuso which caused a significant split in the peloton, leaving only the strongest riders. Then it was Tadej’s turn to speed-up, only Jonas Vingegaard ......read more

    Former Indycar Racer Robert Wickens Returns To Single-Seaters In Modified Formula E Gen3

    Former IndyCar driver, Robert Wickens, debuts in Formula E’s GEN3 machine for his first run in a single-seater since the severe 2018 crash that left him paralysed. Wickens began his motorsport career in karting, achieving FIA Formula 2 championship race wins, winning the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 championship and was a reserve driver for Virgin Racing in Formula 1. Despite a severe crash in 2018 that left him paralysed, Wickens made a remarkable comeback, competing in the TCR class of IMSA’s Michelin Pilot Challenge and becoming TCR class champion in 2023. The GEN3 Formula E car, modified for Wickens to drive with hand controls, represents a leap in technology and sustainability, as well as a benchmark for motorsport series’ worldwide championing inclusivity on-track. PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, 2 July 2024: ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence Experts visit Hamdan Sports Complex

    Dubai Sports Council boosts Opportunities of the Uses of Artificial Intelligence in Sport Dubai Sports Council (DSC) continues its hard efforts to enhance the eminent role of artificial intelligence in the sports field in Dubai, based on  the Directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman of Executive Council, to accelerate the procedures of the adoption of artificial intelligence & development of the current innovative solutions as a main factor to meet the wise vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aiming to convert the Emirate of Dubai into a global center for the development & adoption of the artificial intelligence solutions & applications. In this regard, a ......read more

    Pogačar takes yellow jersey in Bologna

    Slovenian animates second stage and leads General Classification At the end of the second stage of the Tour De France, 199.2km from Cesenatico to Bologna, Tadej Pogačar leads the General Classification, thus claiming the Yellow Jersey. From the very first kilometres, the stage saw a breakaway gradually gaining significant minutes, reaching up to a 9-minute advantage over the main group. The San Luca GPM, 1.9km at an average gradient of 10.6%, tackled twice by the riders, was as expected the turning point of the day. On the second ascent, at 12.6 km from the finish line, there was a winning attack from Kevin Vauquelin (Arkea-B&B Hotels) on the breakaway group, pulling away from everyone to win the stage solo. Shortly after, Pogačar’s attack stirred the waters in the main group, with only Jonas Vingegaard ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi's Al Qemzi finishes sixth as Palfreyman wins opening UIM F2 race in Brindisi

    Mansoor Al Mansoori sidelined after eight laps of Italian season opener Brindisi, Italy, 30 June, 2024: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi started the defence of his UIM F2 World Championship with sixth position at the Grand Prix of Italy in Brindisi on Sunday evening. The opening round of the series was interrupted by three yellow flag stoppages and the disjointed nature of the racing did nothing for Al Qemzi’s chances of climbing through the field after a disappointing qualifying session. Al Qemzi’s Emirati team-mate Mansoor Al Mansoori was forced to retire with technical issues after eight laps. Victory fell to Briton Matt Palfreyman, who made a spectacular return to the sport following several years away from the driving seat. Lithuanian Edgaras Riabko and Portuguese veteran Duarte Benavente rounded off the ......read more

    Remarkable Success for the MINA Futsal Cup

    The Irish Team clinches 1st Place in the Championship & qualifies to the European Futsal Cup for Juniors in France The U 10 Irish Team in Dubai (Dubai Irish) has qualified to the European Futsal Cup, to be held at Strasbourg in France next Jan., after winning 1st place in the MINA International Futsal Cup for Juniors (10 – 12 Years Old),  which took place at Al-Wasl Club with the support of Dubai Sports Council (DSC). The MINA Futsal Cup was held as part of DSC's efforts to attract & develop sports talents and as per Dubai Government's Policy to support talents in various fields. The Championship was organized with participation of 24 teams from UAE & overseas; top of which were: Ajax Amsterdam Academy in Dubai, Al-Seeb Club Academy from Oman, Bahrain Futsal Academy, Manchester City Academy Dubai, ......read more

    Team Abu Dhabi duo face fight back through field after tough qualifying session in Brindisi

    Al-Qemzi and Al Mansoori qualify ninth and 10th; pole for Tullio Abbate Brindisi, Italy, 29 June, 2024: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi and Mansoor Al Mansoori will start Sunday’s Grand Prix of Italy from ninth and 10th positions after a competitive qualifying session on a challenging race circuit in the Adriatic port of Brindisi in Southern Italy on Saturday afternoon. Al Qemzi is bidding to move ahead of Erik Stark to become the first racer ever to clinch five UIM F2 World Championship titles. But neither the Emirati nor his team-mate were able to find the pace that took them to first and fifth in last year’s Drivers’ Championship. They now face the task of needing to battle through traffic on the tricky salt water course if they are to challenge for a podium finish in Sunday’s race. A revised ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council celebrates Winners of the 4th "Talabat Dubai Schools Games"

    Several Promising Sports Talents present Excellent Performance & win Titles in the Various Individual Competitions of the Tournament    Dubai Sports Council (DSC) celebrated the male & female students who have won the titles of the 4th edition of Talabat Dubai Schools Games; the biggest of its kind in Dubai, which was held with participation of 8500 male & female students from 163 public & private schools in Dubai. Dubai Schools Games Tournament was organized by ESM for the fourth successive year and under the sponsorship of Talabat Co. The Tournament represents the preliminary step for scouting & developing sports talents before moving to join clubs & become Olympic champions. This came during celebrating the Tournament's conclusion at DSC's premises in Dubai Design District in the ......read more

    How to Bet on College Sports - Rules Strategies and Ethical Considerations

    Betting on college sports offers unique betting opportunities for savvy bettors; however, some considerations must be taken before placing bets. Legality of college sports gambling is of utmost importance. Athletes engaging in illegal betting run the risk of criminal charges such as records tampering which could severely hinder their career in the future. Rules Before betting on college sports, it is crucial to understand all of its rules and regulations. Some states prohibit gambling on teams located within their borders while others limit what types of bets can be placed. Furthermore, certain states have specific laws on player props and other bets. Money line bets are the most prevalent form of college betting, offering payouts based on each team's overall chances of victory. Other wagers such as totals are based ......read more

    Mansoor bin Mohammed congratulates Ahmed bin Mohammed on assuming the presidency of the Dubai Camel Racing Club

    Mattar Al Tayer congratulates His Highness the Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Mohammed bin Maktoum for leading the work in the pioneering club and achieving its lofty goals DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, congratulated His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai, on the confidence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in appointing him as President of the Dubai Camel Racing Club. His Highness said: “The issuance of a decree by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum regarding the Dubai Camel Racing Club confirms His Highness’s interest and patronage of the sport of camel racing, which represents a heritage that ......read more

    UAE sweep national time trial golds as Novak crowned Slovenian road race champion

    4 gold medals, 1 silver and 4 bronze for Emirati riders; Gal Glivar takes silver medal in Slovenia There was flurry of medals for UAE Team Emirates in the Individual Time Trial discipline this week as no fewer than 9 riders came away with medals from their country’s respective national championships. It’s the largest ever medal haul for the team at time trial championships. UAE Team Emirates took four gold medals across the championships, as well as one silver and four bronze medals. The Team now proudly wears the national time trial champion jerseys of Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Portugal, bringing the number of victories for the year up to 47. The successful results highlight the time trialling strength of the team and is a testament to the hard work that UAE Team Emirates’ riders and staff have put in to ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council evaluates Football Academies in Dubai

    Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has conducted the annual evaluation for football academies in Dubai, as part of its fruitful policy to attract & develop sports talents 2023 – 2033 and to ensure that the Council’s guide is implemented on the football academies through monitoring the extent of their execution of the required standards, aiming to improve the indicators of performance in various organizational, financial & technical sides and sponsorship of sports talents. The evaluation form comprises 13 standards; these are: human resources / work environment / smart services / regulations & rules / facilities & transportation / finance & marketing / education & constant training / medical sponsorship & nutrition / local partnership & international cooperation / community activities / sports ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates confirm eight riders to take on Tour de France

    Pogačar to lead experienced team in search of third Tour title UAE Team Emirates have officially unveiled the team heading into the Tour de France (29 June-21 July) which gets underway in the city of Florence, Italy for the Grand Depart. The team heads into the 21 stages led by the former two-time winner of the race Tadej Pogačar, with a mix of climbers and rouleurs to support the Slovenian. The 25 year old who most recently won the Giro D’Italia in May will face challenges along the 3492km course which begins in Florence with a 206km road stage to Rimini before moving west entering France through the Alps after passing through cities like Bologna and Torino. The race will conclude in Nice on July 21, with a move away from the traditional finish in Paris. Sports Manager Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead ......read more

    EarthSoul Festival debuts in a spectacular celebration of music and eco-consciousness featuring Jason Derulo

    Dubai, UAE – June 21, 2024 – EarthSoul, the region’s premier eco-conscious music festival, made its highly anticipated debut at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on June 15th, 2024, aligning perfectly with the UAE’s Year of Sustainability. EarthSoul Festival immersed attendees in the pinnacle of musical extravagance, unveiling its electrifying lineup during its one-day edition, headlined by the global sensation, Jason Derulo live in Dubai. The "Nu King" show showcased Derulo’s unparalleled talent and boundless energy, promising an unforgettable experience. Les Twins, the world-renowned French dance duo known for their incredible choreography and performances, brought the roof down with their moves, performing alongside Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo electrified the 7,000+ audience with his pulsating ......read more

    TikTok ushers in a new era of creative bravery at Cannes Lions Festival, showing marketers how to boost returns on creative

    TikTok ushers in a new era of creative bravery at Cannes Lions Festival, showing marketers how to boost returns on creative Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 20, 2024 -Creative freedom and experimentation are the most critical tools in today's marketing arsenal to thrive and meet audiences where they are. TikTok is celebrating the brands and creators that have taken creativity to new heights on the platform, and calling on the industry to embrace creative bravery at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In the last year, entertainment has fundamentally shifted and consumers have more choice and freedom than ever before. On TikTok, our community is constantly discovering the spark of something new. The diversity of experiences and creativity on TikTok is what encourages communities to discover ......read more

    Abu Dhabi to host 2024 FIM World Supercross Championship season finale

    Abu Dhabi confirmed to host the season finale of the 2024 FIM World Supercross Championship on 4 December 2024 at Etihad Arena, Yas Island   Two motorsport world championships to be decided within a week on Yas Island with both the World Supercross Championship and Formula 1 heading to Abu Dhabi in December   SX Global, the official promoters of the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX), today announced that the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will host the final race of the series’ upcoming 2024 season.   After a highly successful pilot season in 2022, WSX built upon its foundations by expanding into new markets in 2023 – a campaign which saw German motorcycle superstar, Ken Roczen, claim a second WSX World Championship title while Britain’s Max Anstie etched his name on the SX2 ......read more

    International flavour for Mina Cup Futsal 2024

    Teams from Bahrain and Oman to vie against the best talent from Dubai academies this weekend DUBAI: Teams from Dubai will be up against some of the best talent from across the region when the Mina Cup Futsal 2024 is held in two age categories at Al Wasl Club’s indoor stadium in Al Jaddaf area, this weekend (June 21-22). The competition will kick-off with the U-10s at 3 pm (UAE time), with the opening day witnessing Ajax Academy ‘White’ taking on Empire FC in Group A and Ajax Academy ‘Red’ facing Al Khaleej Football Academy in Group B on two separate pitches. Saturday will see the U-12s contest from 9 am till 3 pm with Manchester City Dubai playing Al Khaleej Football Academy in Group A, while Group B will see Manchester City Abu Dhabi taking on the visiting Alseeb Club Academy in the two opening ......read more

    Al Qemzi fights back as Wyatt gives Sharjah team pole position in Sardinia

    Veteran Team Abu Dhabi driver gives himself fighting chance of repeat Grand Prix win Olbia, Sardinia, 15th June, 2024:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al Qemzi delivered a reminder that he remains a threat in the 2024 UIM F1H2O World Championship today as Sharjah Team’s Rusty Wyatt secured pole position for the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy. Al Qemzi, who scored his last Grand Prix victory in Olbia two years ago, gave himself a fighting chance of a repeat performance tomorrow afternoon with a gutsy performance to qualify second in difficult conditions. Canadian Wyatt, the first-round winner in Indonesia and lying second in the championship, edged out the Veteran Emirati driver in the six-boat qualifying shoot-out for his ever first pole success With reigning world champion Jonas Andersson qualifying down in ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates take 1-2 victory at Tour de Suisse

    Adam Yates wins in Carì, second place for Almeida UAE Team Emirates put on a strong display on the final climb of stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse (Ambrì-Carì, 148,6 km) thanks to a perfect team performance that allowed Adam Yates win the stage and to consolidate his leadership in the GC. Also, João Almeida crossed the finish line behind the team mate to maintain the second position in the GC. The team directed by the DS duo Fabrizio Guidi and Simone Pedrazzini controlled the main breakaway of the day limiting the advantage, then the UAE Team Emirates riders accelerated the pace on the final climb, 10,2 km at 8%, heavily selecting the head bunch. When at 6,5 km to go Almeida took the head of the group after the work of Del Toro, only four riders were left with him: the leader Adam Yates, Egan Bernal (Ineos ......read more

    Yates takes lead at Tour de Suisse summit finish

    British rider takes convincing lead on Gotthard Pass Adam Yates put in a confident climbing display on stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse to take the overall lead as the race hits the decisive stages. The British climber broke away from the peloton at -5km to go in chase of the remaining breakaway fugitives, without any answer from his closest GC rivals. Yates picked up all but one of the early breakaway with Norwegian Torstein Traeen (Uno X) resisting the chase and winning the stage by a narrow margin of 23”. Joao Almeida also showed strong climbing form with 4th place on the day and moving up to 2nd on GC, leaving UAE in a commanding position for the upcoming days. Yates will wear the leader’s jersey for stage 5, another hilltop finish from Ambrì to Carì (148.6km). Yates: “It was a nice stage – ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council launches Football Talent Development Centers in Dubai Clubs

    As part of Dubai Sports Council’s efforts to attract & scout sports talents and according to Dubai Government’s policy to support talents in various fields, DSC has announced the launch of the “Football Talent Development Centers in Dubai Clubs for the age groups from 12 to 17 years old.  The announcement comes within the framework of the gatherings & tryouts, which were held from 27th to 30th May 2024 to boost talented players’ abilities and to provide them with further opportunities to acquire new experiences, as they represent the brilliant future of Dubai clubs during the upcoming seasons. In this regard, 120 talented players from Dubai clubs were subject to an intensive program including several technical, physical & psychological tryouts. By the end of the tryouts, selection was made ......read more

    Dubai Summer sparkles with 12 Women's Sports Events

    12 women's international & local sports events take place during summer season in different locations of Dubai, in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and in partnership with several clubs, academies and sports events organizers from the private sector. These sports events are organized to enhance the culture of the exercise of sport & physical activities among women in general & Emirati women in particular, and to enable them maintain their activities & elegance during summertime. The women sports events program in Dubai is organized with distinctive participation of huge numbers of women & girls, and it comprises several activities & championships, which will continue up to the end of August and meet the physical abilities of the various women in society.   Dubai Ladies Club will ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council celebrates Al-Wasl Club for Winning the Double in the Sports Season 2023 – 2024

    Dubai Sports Council (DSC) celebrated the great achievement of Al-Wasl Sports Club, the Champions of the double in the sports season 2023 – 2024 (the UAE President Cup's Title & the ADNOC Pro League's Title). The celebration took place at DSC's premises, in the presence of H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC / H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shaafar, the Board Chairman of Al-Wasl Club alongside the Club's delegation. The event was held with participation of H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, the Assistant Secretary General of DSC / Directors of Departments, Heads of Sections and associates of the DSC / Mr. Abdul Naser Al-Shamsi, the CEO of Al-Wasl Club / Mr. Murwan Al-Hal, the Media Office's Manager at Al-Wasl Club / several of the Club's associates. H.E. Saeed Hareb congratulated Al-Wasl Club's ......read more

    A New Era Of Competition: Fia Showcases Future-Focused Formula 1 Regulations For 2026 And Beyond

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