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    Dubai Sports Council announces Sports Fingerprint Award

    New annual award will honour individuals and institutions for their humanitarian work in the sports sector Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:   In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Sports Council, in collaboration with Watani Al Emarat Foundation, have launched the annual Sports Fingerprint (Limitless Abilities) Award which will honour individuals and institutions who spread positive values in society and contribute towards the nation and community through their humanitarian work and initiatives in the sports sector. The winners of the award will be honoured every year during the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament, in the framework of Watani Al Emarat’s “Humanitarian Work ......read more

    Reel Palestine's annual film festival 2019

    Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  Cinema Akil is pleased to announce the return of Reel Palestine's annual film festival which will run from January 18 - 26 2019. Films will be screened at Cinema Akil’s permanent venue at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. Reel Palestine will also be screening at Warehouse 421 in Abu Dhabi.  This festival will kick off with it's biggest programme to date, bringing more than two screenings per day, talks, a vibrant market of Palestinian crafts and flavors, and more surprises to be announced soon. The not-for-profit and volunteer-based organization was set up by group of friends in Dubai in 2014 and launched its first pop-up festival in January 2015 with the purpose of showing Palestinian culture and tenacity through film, submerging viewers in the beautiful, difficult, emotional, and ......read more

    DXB Entertainments signs strategic partnership with Dubai Duty Free

    Passengers can now purchase tickets directly at Terminals 1, 2 and 3 arrivals at Dubai International Airport Dubai, 18 December 2018:   DXB Entertainments, the largest listed leisure and entertainment company in the region, has signed a strategic partnership with Dubai Duty Free to promote Dubai Parks and Resorts to passengers arriving at all three Dubai International Airport terminals. Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region,  will have a presence at Terminals 1, 2 and 3 arrivals from December 2018 to 31 December 2019, and will promote and sell tickets to the destination’s main theme parks, including MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Dubai.  This means that the 88 million annual passengers, ......read more

    Dubai Parks and Resorts signs strategic partnership with Baskin-Robbins

    Dubai, 16th December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has signed an exclusive partnership with Baskin-Robbins to broaden its marketing platform by expanding its offering for customers and spreading awareness about the destination through Baskin-Robbins’ extensive network of over 800 outlets across the GCC. As a strategic partner, Baskin-Robbins will have exclusive rights as the sole ice cream franchise at the Dubai Parks and Resorts’ four exciting theme parks, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai, LEGOLAND® Water Park and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai. Ahmed AlRayyes, Chief Commercial Officer, DXB Entertainments, said: “We are delighted to sign a strategic agreement with one of the most popular ice cream makers in the world to create ......read more

    Triumphant debut: Félix da Costa wins for BMW i Andretti Motorsport at Formula E season opener

    António Félix da Costa celebrates win in first race of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. • Pole position and FANBOOST for Félix da Costa in the BMW iFE.18.  • Alexander Sims finishes his Formula E maiden race in 18th place.  Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Ad Diriyah. Perfect start for BMW i Andretti Motorsport and the BMW iFE.18 in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship: António Félix da Costa (POR) celebrated victory at the BMW works team’s debut in Ad Diriyah (KSA). Félix da Costa claimed pole position to start. In the race, the support of fans via “FANBOOST” voting helped him defend first place in a fiercely contested duel with reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) down to the finish line.  It was Félix da Costa’s second win in his Formula E career. ......read more

    Facebook Watch: What We've Built & What's Ahead

    By Fidji Simo, Head of Video Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  2018 was a big year for Facebook Watch. Watch launched to every country around the world, we opened the platform to videos from all Pages, and debuted dozens of Facebook Originals. Amazing new content on Watch really got people talking — from Jada Pinkett Smith's breakout talk show Red Table Talk, to the critically acclaimed dramas Sorry For Your Loss starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sacred Lies from showrunner Raelle Tucker, to live LaLiga football matches in the Indian subcontinent. We also kick-started our slate of global shows with our first interactive game show Confetti expanding to six new markets this year, and MTV's The Real World arriving next year in the US, Mexico, and Thailand. And creators around the world, like Nas Daily, Jay Shetty, and Laura ......read more

    Over 2,000 Cyclists Took Part in the Cycle Challenge of the Year

    Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:   Over 2,000 cyclists took part in the ninth edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge weekend with over 230 cyclists coming from outside of the UAE. Cyclists took part in either the LOOK UCI Gran Fondo, the Spinneys Dubai 92km Cycle Challenge or the Oakley 53km Challenge and over 200 young cyclists took part in the Junior Rides yesterday evening as the cycling culture in the UAE continues to grow.  The annual Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 and the event has continued to strengthen its offering for all cycling enthusiasts over the years. This morning’s event saw rolling road closures and full support from the RTA and Dubai Police once again.  A spokesperson for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge said: ......read more

    Enjoy 11 exciting new street entertainment shows at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has launched a brand-new line-up of live entertainment, filled with exuberant music, song and dance.   The 11 new live entertainment shows will be held in the park throughout the day, and will include folk dances, cultural performances from across India along with spectacular Bollywood-themed acts. ‘Jashan E Welcome’, a high-energy performance showcasing the diverse music and culture of India Chhau, Kathakali, Bhangra and Garba at Bollywood Boulevard showcases the vibrant fusion of South and North Indian dance forms ‘Desi Pardesi’ at the Crossroads will showcase a fusion of Western and ......read more

    Superstar Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar to take the stage at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting sensational Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar on 21st December at 8 pm in front of Rajmahal Theatre. The duo consists of Vishal Dadlani, singer and vocalist of the electronic band Pentagram, and Shekhar Ravjiani, a trained classical singer. Since their formation in 1999, they have been recognised for their talents in Bollywood and have created soundtracks for several iconic Indian movies such as Jhankaar Beats, Dus, Bluffmaster, Dostana, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Tickets will be priced at AED49 for guests who would like to visit the park exclusively for the show. However, the price of the performance is included in the price of the standard ticket to ......read more

    UAE students win top awards at international math competition in Malaysia

    All 30 participants from UAE – aged 7 to 12 – shine at the contest; the group includes 4 Emiratis Indian sister duo Archita and Asmita Pal stand out for winning the championship at Intermediate level and 1st Runners up in the Grand level categories respectively Nine-year old Emirati girl Maha Omar Saleh Al Sarkal triumphs over hundreds of students across the world December 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Students from the UAE did the country proud at the recently held 23rd UCMAS International Competition 2018 winning top awards among approximately 3000 competitors from 40 countries across the world. The event, which was held in Selangor, Malaysia, saw participation of 30 UAE students, aged between 7 and 12, all of whom bagged big prizes in the mental math visual and listening competitions categorised in eight ......read more

    Els Back for the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic Aiming for a Record Fourth Victory

    Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  Three time Omega Dubai Desert Classic Champion Ernie Els, known as ‘The Big Easy’, will return to Emirates Golf Club to tee it up for the 30th edition of the tournament from 24 – 27 January 2019.   Els will be joined by fellow South African Major winner Louis Oosthuizen who won the South African Open on the European Tour last weekend. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Ernie cemented his place as one of the greatest players of his generation with over 70 pro tournament wins worldwide including four Majors.  The South African forged his reputation as a legend of the Middle East’s longest-running European Tour event in 1994. He fired a course record of 61 in the first round, which still stands 25 years on. Those 12 birdies and 21 putts helped secure Els ......read more

    Young photographers invited to take part in empowering Unified Photography Workshops at Manarat Al Saadiyat

    Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   Young photographers are invited to develop their creative skills at two empowering, inclusive, and fun Unified Photography Workshops taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat. A collaboration between the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the sessions are open to children aged 7 to 12 years old. Open to boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities, the Unified Photography Workshop will be held in the photography studio at the world-class art center and gallery on Friday, December 14 from 10am to noon. The second session will be held in the afternoon, from 3pm to 5pm.  Photography, like art and sport, can unite children through their shared love of creativity and exploration, ......read more

    Jaguar to Make History With All-Electric Race Series

    Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, starts this weekend Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the first race on 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the official support series to ABB FIA Formula E, will be the first motorsport race in Saudi Arabia where both men and women compete together  Vernon Kay and Amanda Stretton to host live coverage of qualifying and the race on Jaguar Racing’s social channels Entrants will be joined by VIP driver and British racing star Alice Powell 11 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates –   Jaguar will make history this weekend with the debut of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for ......read more

    Discover a magical Festive Season at Dubai Parks and Resorts

    Dubai, 11 December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, is getting ready for the holiday season with brilliant lights, festive-themed pop-ups and seasonal decorations running from December 2018 until January 7th, 2019 at LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and RIVERLAND™ Dubai. Visitors can celebrate the season around a dazzling 12-meter-tall Christmas tree at Studio Central at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest Hollywood-inspired theme park and meet jolly Santa Claus and his Elves. Santa will be indulging all kids – whether naughty or nice at Santa’s workshop – so make sure you are first in line to take a photo with the famed visitor from the North Pole! Meanwhile, LEGOLAND® Dubai is going ......read more

    Nine winners honored by DQG for their innovative ideas at the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018

    Dubai Police, DEWA, DED, DUCAB, EGA, and DAC won the first places.  Sixty-five entities participated in categories of Kaizen, Innovation, Lean Six Sigma, Best Practice Management, and Happiness. Dubai, 11th December 2018, UAE:   In line with the quality world day celebrations, DQG’s Continual Improvement Subgroup, organized the 10th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2018 (GCIIS), were inaugurated by Hassan Omar, the Board Member of Dubai Quality Group, where industry experts provided insight into Innovation and Quality. It’s a platform to enhance and facilitate sharing, recognizing and learning from best practices and actual case studies in innovation and continual improvement from various sectors.   Dubai Quality Group honored nine entities pitched ......read more

    Young Emirati Champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Powers Ahead to Stunning Victory at the Macau International Kart Grand Prix

    Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The 10-year-old Emirati Go-Karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri achieved yet another triumph, as he capped off a successful year by powering ahead to an impressive tournament victory at the 2018 Macau International Kart Grand Prix. In the face of challenging adverse weather conditions at the Kartrodomo de Colaone in Macau, Rashid advanced from 11th on the grid to a top-place podium finish, carrying out the fastest lap of 1:05.699 in the process. The qualifying heats were comparatively slow for Rashid, as his kart’s engine performed well below par. In Qualifying Heat 1 his engine issues were compounded by his kart being hit from the side, which took Rashid off the track and culminated in his finishing in position 32. Still contending with engine issues, he managed to make the best of Qualifying 2 ......read more

    Jury Announced for Epson's First Ever Win-A-Robot Competition in Europe, The Middle East and Russia

    Robotics experts from industry, academia and politics revealed as competition enters its final month   Dubai, UAE; 11 December 2018:   Epson are proud to announce the jury of the 2018 win-a-robot contest, as five experts representing the fields of industry, academia and politics join from around Europe to review applications from the first ever competition open across Europe, the Middle East and Russia to win Epson T-series robots. The competition is placing the latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, tertiary education establishments and research institutions are all busy uncovering ideas that support the growth, development and competitiveness of the robotics industry and automation.   The jury will begin the task of judging the competition in January after shortlisting all ......read more

    Dubai Culture officially inaugurates ‘Live our Heritage' festival at Global Village

    After a successful launch ‘Live our Heritage’ festival will span across six months, making it one of the longest heritage festivals in the country Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 December 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, organised the ninth edition of Live Our Heritage Festival which launched on 30 October at Global Village. The festival was attended by a number of important personalities, most notably Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hasher Al Maktoum.   The ninth edition of the Festival falls under the theme ‘Treasures of Heritage from Emirati Culture,’ and its events will continue until 6 April 2019, where it will welcome a full turnout by visitors to the Global Village ......read more

    The Most Smashing Line Up Revealed: Mubadala World Tennis Championship Set to Be One of Abu Dhabi's Greatest Ever Sporting Events

    Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) reveals full schedule for its much-anticipated 2018 tournament- World number one and two, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal plus Serena and Venus Williams are part of the star-studded line up and collectively these four players have a whopping 61 Grand Slam titles combined- Not only will the Williams’ sisters kick off the tournament on Day One, but it’s also their first time competing in the Capital New format of the Championship features a more family focus with free admission for children on Day One*- Tickets are available now via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE – and on the first day of the tournament, 27th December, kids go free- Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10th December 2018:   With the 11th edition Mubadala World Tennis ......read more

    Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings

    Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is taking place on Friday 14th December which will see some road closures in place. We have reversed the route for the 9th edition of the event which will have a significant impact on the road closure and opening times. Please be aware of the below road closure timings. Further and more detailed information is also on the Cycle Challenge website here and attached.  Motor City closed from 530am-10am Dubai Sports City from 530am-10am Al Khail Road from 530am-8am Hessa St from 530am-8am Remrann 530am-945am Location  Closure times  Open  times Detroit Road onto Turin Boulevard 5.30 AM 10.00AM  Hessa Street JESS International School  5.30 AM  7.00 ......read more

    Facebook's 2018 Year In Review

    By Sheida Neman, Research Manager   Dubai, UAE, December 08, 2018:  Today we are releasing our 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook.   First, people made their voices heard about issues that matter to them: International Women’s Day: For the second year in a row, International Women’s Day on March 8 was the #1 most talked about moment of the year. But in 2018, IWD conversation was about more than the day itself. Women and men around the world discussed a wide range of topics, issues and causes related to women. March for Our Lives: Survivors of the violence in Parkland, Florida announced the March for Our Lives movement on February 18, which drove conversation and action around the world. Over the next month, more ......read more

    Al Hosn Now Open to the Public

    Qasr Al Hosn receives its first members of the public since restoration completion Abu Dhabi, 8 December 2018 –   Qasr Al Hosn, the UAE capital’s most important cultural site, has now reopened to the public following more than a decade of careful restoration by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Today, the historic gates were once again opened and visitors entered to be able to experience a celebration of the emirate’s rich history and culture that marks the start of a week-long programme of public events and programmes. Performances from Salem Shukri Al Attas, the Soaud Massi Trio Al Ain marked the opening day festivities, with a a performance of Memory of an Emirati Song by Khalid Mohammed & Fatima Zahrat and many more will follow in the coming week. SOAUD ......read more

    Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Young Author' Category (2018 - 2019)

    Abu Dhabi – December 6, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today the longlist for the Young Author category, with 12 out of the 365 nominations received since May making the list for the 13th edition of the prize. The nominated works include narrative works as well as academic dissertations and critical studies.   The narrative works include:    1. A’iad Al Shitaa (Winter Holidays) by Syrian author Nagham Haydar, published by Nofal- Hachette Antoine, Beirut (2018) 2. Mawt Yashtahy Al Ward (A Death that Covets Roses) by Saudi writer Hassan Bin Abdou Sumaili, published by Le Centre Culturel Arabe -  Adabi Riyadh (2018) 3. La Reeh Lel Nai (No Wind for the Flute) by Emirati author Bushra Abdulla, published by Kuttab Publishing & Distribution (2016) 4. Al Hadeeqa Dakhel ......read more

    Boxer Amir Khan lands new title in Dubai

    Former world champion becomes brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets in and outside the ring  Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2018:    World renowned boxer Amir Khan is the proud owner of a new title which he will receive officially at a special event in Dubai next week. Khan has been installed as brand ambassador for Berkeley Assets, the private equity company which is now working on a range of new business opportunities.  The former unified light-welterweight world champion has signed the deal with Omar Jackson, Partner of Berkeley Assets, and the partnership will be formally announced at a festive celebration taking place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Wednesday 12 December. “I’m very pleased to be extending my partnership with Berkeley Assets, both in and outside the ring,” said ......read more

    Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Palm Jumeirah

    Second edition of popular exhibition on from 7 to 8 December   Dubai, 06 December 2018:   Following an overwhelming response to the first edition of Golden Mile Galleria’s ‘A Cultural Flair’ festival last weekend, the event returns from 7 to 8 December.    The festival brings together an eclectic group of artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and dancers under one roof to celebrate creativity, and engage with the community through various forms of artistic expression.   Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the event presents two creative elements: the Africa Cultural Pavilion and Art Nights.    Africa Cultural Pavilion: 10am to 6pm, Building 7 to 10, Golden Mile Galleria   The Africa ......read more

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    Victory Team aiming for consistency in UAE F1 rounds

    Victory Team drivers will be going all out in search of some consistency as they try to make their way up the standings as the 2018 UIM F1H2O Powerboat Championships comes to a conclusion in the UAE during the first half of December. Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente is the all-out leader heading into this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi (December 6-8) followed by the traditional season-ender – the Grand Prix of Sharjah to be held on the Buhairah Corniche from December 13-15. With the last two races left, Torrente leads the ......read more

    Facebook launches group stories globally

    Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Reaching out to you as Facebook announced that group stories are now available globally - with this feature, you can see, feel and experience different points of view and connect more personally with other members in within groups. As part of this global rollout, Facebook are also announcing lightweight reactions in group stories, so group members can respond to each other's stories quickly and directly with emojis across a range of universal human emotions. Group stories are a casual and easy way to share fun, fast, fleeting moments with specific ......read more

    100 Day Countdown Begins for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

     World Games Unified Summit held to mark major milestone  Excitement builds as preparations reach their closing stages Announcements include record number of nations participating in World Games and a new study into the perceptions of people in MENA countries towards people of determination  Dubai, UAE, 4 December 2018:   A raft of new developments were announced today at a major summit held to mark 100 days to go until Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.   As excitement builds in the closing stages of preparations for the World Games, an ......read more

    Star Amateurs Set Their Sights on the 30th Edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic

    Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  Amateurs Rayhan Thomas and Jovan Rebula are confirmed to play in the region’s premier golfing event, the 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club from 24 – 27 January.     India’s number one amateur, Rayhan Thomas, will return to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the third time. The 19 year old Dubai-based Indian amateur first took part in the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic where he made his first European Tour cut following an opening round of 68. Thomas has had some strong performances in 2018, winning ......read more

    Etihad Museum displays the UAE flag using 3D lighting

    A first-of-its-kind experience at Dubai Museums Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 December 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, announced that Etihad Museum will be adorned with national elements, using modern technology, as part of the activities and events organised by the Authority on the occasion of the UAE’s 47th National Day.   From 1 – 4 December 2018, Dubai Culture will project the UAE flag on the museum using 3D lighting technology from ......read more

    New Zealand Crowned Dubai Champions

    Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  The Black Ferns beat Canada 26-14 in a pulsating final to win a fourth Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens title and increase their lead at the top of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2019 standings.   A brace of tries from HSBC Player of the Final Tyla Nathan-Wong secured a fourth title in seven years for New Zealand at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2018 on Friday.   New Zealand had to work hard for their 26-14 victory over Canada, who were playing in their first Cup final at 7he Sevens Stadium in series history, but ......read more

    Akshay Kumar Stuns Audiences With Transformation Into Surprising Look for 2.0

    Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  When the first images of Akshay Kumar appeared in his villainous new role, it generated a wave of excitement and intrigue amongst fans. Now audiences have had a chance to see his transformation in full with the release of Akshay Kumar’s latest blockbuster film 2.0, in cinemas now. Akshay is unrecognisable in the role as the sinister Pakshi Rajan, with a terrifying bird-like visage, featuring sharp teeth, talons and huge wings.  Akshay took to twitter to share his amazing transformation with a Behind the Scenes video. The video quickly ......read more

    Young Emirati champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Narrowly Misses Out on Podium at WSK Final Cup

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    #MyDubai Competition Invites Residents to Host Their Fitness Friends With a Winter Schedule of Exciting Sporting Events

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    Global Village to enthrall guests with UAE National Day celebrations

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    UAE National Team Girls and du LaLiga HPC Girls Neck to Neck in the Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship

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    "MBR Creative Sports Award" Announces the 10th Edition Winners' Names"

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    Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Literature' Category (2018/19)

    Abu Dhabi, November 26, 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) today announced its Literature Category longlist for its 13th edition, with 13 titles chosen out of the 382 nominations which were received in the category since last May. The nominations came mostly from Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.   Out of the 13 competing titles, the long list includes three works published by Al Dar Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah, Cairo;   1. A poetry collection entitled ‘La Arany’ (I Don’t See Me) by Egyptian author Ahmed Al Shahawi, published in 2018;  2. ......read more

    Award-winning Indian music artists to perform at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai this December

    Dubai, 26 November 2018:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is celebrating the end of another fantastic year and is hosting renowned Indian music artists all through the month of December.  Award-winning Bollywood music composer, music director, singer and lyricist Singer Amit Trivedi will take the stage on December 1st at 8pm. Trivedi has won several awards such as the Filmfare Award for Best Background Score, the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent and the National Film ......read more

    Golden Mile Galleria brings the best creative talent together on one platform at ‘A Cultural Flair'

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    The epic Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical set for Dubai Opera premiere

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    Keyboards integrated with pre-set Arab music and Oriental rhythms to appeal to local and regional market  Dubai, UAE, November 24, 2018:  CASIO Middle East has launched in the UAE its recently improved AT-3 and brand-new CT-X series keyboards specifically designed for the Arab market, marking the company’s formal entry to the growing Arab electronic musical instrument industry. The formal unveiling of the two products took place at the Music Chamber, the one-stop music experience showroom and academy, at The Mall, Jumeirah in Dubai.    In conjunction ......read more

    IMA Accepting Entries for Annual Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  22 November 2018 –   IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on the advancement of the management accounting profession, is accepting entries for the 2019 Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition now through January 26, 2019. Full submission details are available here. The competition, sponsored jointly by IMA’s Committee on Ethics and IMA’s Professor-in-Residence, Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CSCA, CPA, CAE, works to develop and distribute teaching ......read more

    UAE based budding inventors' wheelchair could transform flying for wheelchair users

    Thanks to its bold attempt to improve the flying experience for disables passengers, Air Chair has bagged runner-up spot in the 2018 James Dyson Award   Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Traveling by aircraft can be extremely difficult when you’re in a wheelchair. Disabled passengers have been turned away from their flight because their wheelchair couldn’t fit in the hold, or left to wait to disembark for hours. The combination of stairs, narrow seating and a dependency on staff to lift you on and off an aircraft, can make flying a challenging process for some ......read more

    Exciting F2 and Gp3 Championships to Be Decided in Thrilling Last Race of Season at Yas Marina Circuit

    New generation of highly-skilled drivers compete for podium finishes and glory in F2 and GP3 Championships F2 and GP3 support races are ideal proving ground for young racers looking to make jump to Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE November 22, 2018:   There’s much more motorsports action going on at Yas Marina Circuit than just the superstars of F1. While Lewis Hamilton, Sebastien Vettel and the household names battle it out in the main event, the weekend will also see a new crop of young guns try to out-perform each other at one of the ......read more

    Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Development of Nations' (2018-2019)

    Al Ain, 22 November, 2018:   The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today its longlist for ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’, counting six titles out of 173 nominations received in the category. The nominations came from across the Arab regions, mostly from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and Morocco.  ‘Al Naft Bayn Erth Al Tareekh Wa Tahadeyat Al Qarn 21’ (Oil: between the legacy of History, and the challenges of the 21st century) by Saudi author Dr. Majid Abdullah Al-Muneef, published by Le Centre Culturel Arabe ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council honours ‘Sports Pioneer' Sheikh Butti

    Al Wasl’s Ali Salmin scoops Best Football Player award, while Shabab Al Ahli’s Khalifa Yousuf Atiq is adjudged Best Emerging Football Player under the Dubai Sports Excellence Model Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:  Sheikh Butti bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, the former chief of Al Wasl Club and ex chair of the National Olympic Committee, was honoured for his yeoman service to sport along with four other Sports Pioneers by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai International Marine Club, at a glittering awards ceremony of the Dubai Sports ......read more

    The Smurfs are turning 60 at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai

    Dubai, 20 November 2018:   MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park is hosting the biggest ‘blue-themed’ birthday party. The party will be hosted at the Smurfs’ Village to celebrate the favourite blue characters turning 60, from 23rd to 24th November, 2pm to 6pm.  These tiny blue creatures have been spreading happiness for 60 years, so come and celebrate this special birthday along with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, and Vanity Smurf.   To kick off the celebrations, ......read more

    Al Wasl Club Academy Rise to Second Place in the League Table after Defeating AD Elite in Week 5 of Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2018:   Week 5 of the Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship witnessed strong play by the Girls U18 UAE National Team, as Team A rose to the top of the League table after closing the gap with the du LaLiga HPC Team. The Girls U18 UAE National Team B beat Regional Sports Academy 3-0 at Dubai Sports City to reach third place in the League table.  In the Boys U18 category, du LaLiga HPC beat Spanish SS Iniesta 5-0 at the game played at Shabab Al Ahli stadium to maintain their position at the top of the League table. The match ......read more

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