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    Alfahim Announces New Three-year Partnership With UAE Triathlon Federation

    ALFAHIM’s tie up with UAE Triathlon Federation highlights its commitment to the long-term development of the Emirates and health of residents. Partnership will see ALFAHIM work with the Federation to boost participation in triathlon and sporting events across the UAE. The Federation aims to increase number of youngsters and Emiratis regularly taking part in sports. June 19, 2018, Abu Dhabi:   ALFAHIM has announced a new three-year partnership deal with the UAE Triathlon Federation.   The tie-up will see the Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate work closely with the Federation to increase the number of triathlon events held across the UAE, as well as boost the number of Emiratis and residents taking part in sports on a regular basis.   The new partnership will support the Federation in hosting a ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates Blend Youth and Experience as They Announce Line-up for Italian Showcase

    Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates will continue its preparations for the Tour de France as a team of seven riders gear up to take on the  Adriatica Ionica Race (20-24 June). The team will be fronted by Valerio Conti, who goes into the five-stage race in high spirits, having impressed in recent weeks at the Giro d’Italia and Criterium du Dauphiné. The young Italian will be supported by a team blending youth and experience that includes: Ben Swift, Darwin Atapuma, Simone Consonni, Simone Petilli, Manuele Mori and Edward Ravasi.    Commenting on the upcoming race, Valerio Conti said: “I am really motivated. I want to try and achieve good results for the team. After a challenging Giro d’Italia and the Criterium du Dauphiné, I’m trying to prepare a balanced approach to the ......read more

    Winning Wednesday: UAE Team Emirates Celebrate Two Podiums in Two Races

    Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018:   Within minutes of each other, UAE Team Emirates were celebrating two victories on Wednesday afternoon. Italian Diego Ulissi took control of the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse, breaking away on the uphill finish in Leukerbad ahead of a group of 15 chasing riders. Ulissi timed his attack perfectly and, from 300metres out, romped home to pick up the 30th win of his career and first in 2018.   Just moments later, UAE Team Emirates’ Simone Consonni out-sprinted his opposition at the Tour of Slovenia to earn his first ever professional win and take the lead in the General Classification (GC). The 23-year-old Italian took charge of the first stage, narrowly avoiding two crashes in the last kilometre to secure first place.    Commenting on his victory, Diego Ulissi said: ......read more

    Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain - Quran Competition

    Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018:  Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain recently hosted a successful Quran Competition in partnership with Awqaf Al-Ain. More than 120 students participated in two different categories of recitation and three 3 winners were picked up from each category by a panel of judges well versed in the Quran. The Competition categories and winners were announced as follows: 1st Category: Grade 1 to Grade 3 1st Prize: AED 3,000/- 2nd Prize: AED 2,000/- 3rd Prize: AED 1,000/- 1st Prize - Razan Osama 2nd Prize - Mariyam Muhamed 3rd Prize - Ahmed 2nd Category: Grade 4 to Grade 6 1st Prize: AED 3,000/- 2nd Prize: AED 2,000/- 3rd Prize: AED 1,000/- 1st Prize - Mariam Wisam 2nd Prize - MarwaShoukat 3rd Prize - RashedNoushad Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations, Medeor 24x7 International Al ......read more

    How to follow the #WorldCup on Twitter

    Dubai, June 13, 2018:  With one day to go until the 2018 @FIFAWorldCup in Russia, the countdown has begun, and the conversation continues to heat up. This how-to-follow guide offers football fans everything needed to get closer to the #WorldCup action as it unfolds on Twitter.   Official World Cup emojis   Fans around the world can Tweet with hashtags in seven languages -- including English, Arabic and French -- to trigger special #WorldCup emojis throughout the tournament. The hashtags in English are: #WorldCup and #WorldCupFinal. As for the Arabic hashtag, it’s: 2018ÑæÓíÇ#   Each team will also get their own country-specific emoji as well. Use a hashtag in front of the relevant three-letter country code, and that country’s flag will appear after the text. Here are the emojis of the Arab ......read more

    Facebook for iPhone now available in Arabic

    A program aimed to empower pre-professional students with Facebook Advertising knowledge Dubai, UAE; 11 June 2018:  Facebook has announced that Arabic is now available as a language on the latest version of the Facebook for iPhone. In addition to the existing availability of Arabic on desktop and Android, this move will help people across the region use Facebook in their native language. This is just another example of Facebook's commitment to the MENA region. Arabic is widely spoken amongst the 169 million people who use Facebook every month in the MENA region on mobile. This update is a result of Facebook’s collaboration with veteran translators from the region through the Translate Facebook app, which enables anyone to translate the Facebook interface into their own language. Jonathan Labin, Managing Director, ......read more

    Martin Shines as UAE Team Emirates Secure Second Spot at Dauphine

    Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin secured fourth spot in the overall General Classification (GC) standings at this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné in France. Martin’s impressive result came after he produced yet another strong display on the seventh and final stage of the race, finishing sixth behind eventual winner, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). Martin not only narrowly missed out on a GC podium spot, but also came extremely close to claiming the points jersey, finishing just three points behind the green jersey winner, Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott).   In the final stage of the tour – which featured the fourth summit finish in a row – Edward Ravasi also showed his strength, as the young rider held his own in a determined breakaway that was eventually caught with just ......read more

    Year of Zayed Celebrated in a Short Film Featuring Renowned Businessman and Philanthropist Dr B. R. Shetty

    The short film, Estimrariya, emphasizes on the timeless principles of Sheikh Zayed Abu Dhabi – 11th June 2018:  In attendance of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi witnessed the premiere of ‘Estimrariya’, a short film that pays tribute to the legacy of the founding father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  Written and Directed by debutant director, Ullas R Koya, the six-minute short film, Estimrariya, which means Continuance in Arabic, features noted UAE businessman and philanthropist. Dr B. R. Shetty plays the role of an elderly Arab citizen teaching his granddaughter (Gamila Yassin) about virtues the United Arab Emirates inherited from the late Sheikh Zayed.  Speaking about the film, Dr. B. R. Shetty, ......read more

    Skyline Book Fair 2018

    Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  While most people rely on the internet to read these days, one cannot deny the feeling of holding a real book. Skyline University College organized the Skyline Book Fair 2018 with the theme, “Year of Zayed on May 14-15, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Library Department also conducted an Inter-School Competition on Storytelling, Drawing, and Oratory where 81 participants competed to win.    The two-day event have witnessed students showcase their talents and their excitement while rummaging through a wide selection of books. The participating schools in this year’s Book Fair were: Gulf Asian English School, Leaders Private School, New Indian Model School, and Pace International School. While exhibitors of the event were: All Prints Publishing, Friendship Bookstore, Oxford ......read more

    Sprint Superstar! Kristoff Rules the Roost, Securing Top Spot for Uae Team Emirates

    Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff secured top spot at the GP du canton d’Argovie in Switzerland as the sprint sensation took his tally to four wins for the season. The European champion, who joined UAE Team Emirates at the start of this season, showed just why the team were so keen to obtain his services, as he unleashed a  powerful surge to the finish to take the title.     Commenting on his victory, Kristoff said: “This is my fourth win of the season, but normally I’d have more already at this point, so I put a lot of weight behind this race. For me and the entire team it’s important to show our jersey and promote cycling in the UAE – and there’s no better way to do that than to win. A big thanks to the team for controlling the race ......read more

    Modhesh World Set for 19th Edition With Packed Lineup of Family Fun

    19th edition of Modhesh World runs from  7 June - 25 August at  Dubai World Trade Centre Region’s much awaited family edutainment destination to offer immersive experiences  80-day excitement includes interactive shows by Dubai’s lovable mascot Modhesh and world’s most famous cat Hello Kitty Dubai, UAE 7 June 2018:   Modhesh World, one of the most popular family edutainment destinations in the region, will usher in its 19th edition this year with a lineup of family fun featuring an array of world-class entertainment activities, immersive and themed experiences.   Running from 7 June to 25 August, Modhesh World in partnership with DEWA has unveiled a packed calendar of events and activities that will take place in eight distinctive halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre, ......read more

    Stars of the Stage! Dubai's Best Value Summer Camp for Children & Teens

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  Did you know that drama, dance and singing is great exercise for your kids? What’s more, it unlocks their creative side and allows them to use their imagination and be free… completely away from screens, tablets and laptops!  At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment where they can make friends and get to perform a show at the end of the week! What will your kids do at camp? They will build team skills by playing special drama games. Plus, they will learn routines and songs, and create their own characters to become a part of a devised play to be performed on the last day of camp for family and friends. The play will be filled with comedy, drama, ......read more

    Massaro on Track to Defend Title, Rosner Through to Semi-finals

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  Defending champion Laura Massaro took a step closer towards the knockout semi-finals with a victory over England teammate Sarah-Jane Perry in the afternoon session on Day 2 of the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals at Emirates Golf Club today, while Germany’s Simon Rosner notched up a second win to secure a place in the semi-finals. Massaro, 34, is firmly in the driving seat in Group B of the women’s event after she followed up an impressive opening day win over World Champion Raneem El Welily with a 2-1 victory over her fellow countrywoman. Massaro made a blistering start as she stormed to a 10-6 lead in the opening game, before Perry showcased her fighting spirit to come back to force a tie-break before holding two games balls of her own, but Massaro remained composed under pressure to ......read more

    Sprint Superstars in Action as UAE Team Emirates Take on Gp Du Canton D'argovie

    Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates will line-up for the GP Du Canton d’Argovie (7 June) with a strong line up of riders including reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff. The Norwegian will be supported by team mates: Ben Swfit, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Oliviero Troia, Jan Polanc and Simone Consonni as they prepare for a race which is traditionally used as a warm up for the Tour de Suisse.     Commenting ahead of the race in northern Switzerland, Sports Director Simone Pedrazzinisaid: “The GP Canton d’Argovie-Gippingen usually produces an interesting final sprint. We are geared up for this with a group of powerful riders including Kristoff, Consonni, Ferrari and Swift. Consonni can also make his presence felt  by getting into the longer attacks, whilst Troia, Polanc ......read more

    Salim Assaf honored in Paris

    Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  The multi-talented artist, singer, composer and lyricist Salim Assaf, headed to Paris on Monday morning to attend the Ceremony by the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music, and was awarded the title of “Professional Members”, In the presence of the Chairman of S.A.C.E.M – Jean-Claude Petit and the international music composer Jean-Michel Bernard

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    Dubai Municipality clinch NAS Wheelchair Basketball crown

    Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Dubai Municipality clinched the Nad Al Sheba Wheelchair Basketball Championship title with a facile 63-46 win over Dubai Public Prosecution at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. Dominant throughout their campaign, Dubai Municipality gave another commanding performance to deal Dubai Public Prosecution their third defeat in the final of the NAS Wheelchair Basketball Championship. “From the beginning of the tournament, Dubai Municipality and the Public Prosecution team had set themselves apart and everyone expected us to be in the final,” said Dubai Municipality’s Ahmed Al Jassim, one of the leading scorers of the tournament. “So we had two of the tournament’s best teams in the final and it was a really good contest. We had a good strategy in place and it ......read more

    Twitter And Goal Launch First Sports Live Show in MENA – #YallaGoal – During 2018 FIFA World Cup™

    Rani, Unilever and Infiniti Commit as Show’s First Sponsors; The Show Premieres on June 11 Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Twitter and Goal today announced that they are kicking off the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with the launch of the first sports live show in the Middle East & North Africa region, “#YallaGoal”, on the platform. Hosted in Arabic, the biweekly evening show will focus on football related news on Twitter during the tournament. The show premiers three days leading up to the World Cup, on June 11.     The show, produced by Goal, will cover a variety of World Cup topics including insights, football-related entertainment and celebrity news. The editorial insights will include debates, team and player reviews as well as opta analyses, followed by entertainment segments that ......read more

    GAZOO Racing's Lexus LC sweeps first place in SP-PRO of ý24 Hours of Nürburgring ý

    Lexus LC claims a class win on its debut in the German endurance race    Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Overcoming the challenges of one of the world’s most demanding circuits, the No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC, driven by Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and Yuichi Nakayama, made a remarkable debut race and claimed the first position in the SP-PRO class of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race recently in Germany.    The No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC demonstrated its out-and-out pace in qualifying, lining up 32nd on the starting grid in a field of 147 cars with a best lap time of eight minutes and 34.591 seconds around the climbs and descents of the 25-kilometer German racetrack.   Shigeki Tomoyama, President, GAZOO Racing Company, said: “Although ......read more

    Yas Island gears up for exciting celebrations this Eid Al Fitr

    For first time, celebrations will include fireworks on all three days of Eid Al Fitr 24-hour celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall on June 15 June 5, 2018 - Yas Island, UAE:   Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, has announced an exciting program of celebrations taking place across the Island during Eid Al Fitr. From a thrilling three-day fireworks extravaganza, to 24-hour celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall as well as exciting experiences all around, there’s something for everyone this Eid on Yas Island.    This year, for the first time, Yas Island will celebrate every day of Eid in style with a spectacular fireworks show. Set to light up the capital’s unique leisure destination, the daily fireworks display will kick off at 9 pm ......read more

    Egypt Take Top Honours at PSA Awards

    Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018:  Egyptian World No.1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini were the big winners at the 2017/18 PSA Awards as they collected the Player of Year Awards in recognition of their exploits over the past season on the PSA World Tour during a gala dinner held at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina last night. On the eve of the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals, ElShorbagy, who begins the defence of his title today (June 5) against Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez, was presented with the men's trophy following an emphatic return to the top of the game that saw him win seven major titles, including the 2017 PSA World Championships crown, during the campaign. ElShorbagy narrowly edged Rodriguez – the man who beat him in the final of the recent Allam British Open ......read more

    Al Taher knock fancied Fuhood Zaabeel out of NAS Futsal Championships

    Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018:  Defending champions Al Taher put in a consummate team performance on Sunday night, fighting back from a goal down to beat fancied Fuhood Zaabeel 2-1 and book their place in the last four of the 2018 Nad Al Sheba Futsal Championship. Led by their diminutive Iranian captain Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh, a three-time AFC Futsal Player of the Year, Al Taher bounced back after Tariq Abdulla Al Ali had put Fuhood Zaabeel ahead in the 3rd minute, with Brazilian Jefferson Luis Carpes equalising in the 8th minute before Ahmad Abdullah gave them the lead four minutes later. Al Taher then kept Fuhood’s marauding Brazilian trio of Mateus Da Silva, Taynan Da Silva and Douglas Junior at bay to protect their lead and set up a semi-final clash with Emirates Driving Institute, who crushed The Storm 9-2 in the other ......read more

    Ulissi Finishes Fourth at GP Lugano

    Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi finished just shy of a podium place at the GP Lugano on Sunday, after crossing the line fourth in the 185km race in southern Switzerland. The one day race, which was won by Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-Merida), was Ulissi’s first competitive ride since completing the Giro d’Italia last month.    After making a breakaway midway through the day, Pernsteiner gained enough time to head into the eighth and final lap of the circuit with an unassailable lead on the chasing group. Ulissi arrived at the finish line ahead of the main peloton and just seven seconds off claiming a podium position. UAE Team Emirates' Filippo Ganna placed 28th.   Reflecting on the result, Ulissi said: "I did everything possible to take on the numerical ......read more

    Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain celebrates the spirit of Ramadan

    Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Bringing together 30 talented Urban Sketchers Dubai under one roof to sketch and draw their surroundings on location, and share their work with the world, one drawing at a time. Winners won exciting prizes, goody bags and their sketches will be exhibited within the hospital lobby during the whole month of Ramadan. In the pictures are the 1st, 2nd & 3rd winning sketches along with the Urban Sketchers Dubai artists who participated. Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain said, "In our efforts to promote art & talent in the UAE during the whole month of Ramadan, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain is delighted to join hands with Urban Sketchers Dubai. The talent shown by the artists was amazing and it was interesting to ......read more

    Al Dhaheri Powers to a Clean Sweep In China

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Despite his young age Rashid Al Dhaheri's racing exploits have seen him rapidly rise through the ranks of the karting scene in the UAE and Italy. In a further career development Rashid has taken part in his first race in China where he powered to a clean-sweep of victories. The Abu Dhabi schoolboy made his debut in the China ASEAN ROK Cup at the Nanning International Karting track, where he lined up with other drivers in the 60cc Mini Class. The event consisted two back-to-back days of qualifying and racing. On Saturday, Al Dhaheri qualified fastest to take pole position by three-tenths of a second over his nearest rival. In both heats, he controlled the pace and emerged as the comfortable winner in the final to score his first victory on Chinese soil. Sunday was almost a carbon copy of ......read more

    Ulissi Targets One-day Success at GPLugano

    Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’Diego Ulissi will embark on his first ride since the Giro d’Italia as the Italian tackles the GP Lugano on Sunday 3rd June alongside the experienced Ben Swift and a team of young guns including: Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Aleksandr Riabushenko, Jan Polanc and Simone Consonni. The team will be supported by technical director Simone Pedrazzini.     Commenting ahead of the race, Ulissi explained: “I’ve lived in Lugano for years now, so this race has practically become an at-home event. In 2014 and 2016, my last two appearances in the GP Lugano, I came close to success, obtaining third and second place respectively in the final sprint. Usually the race comes down to a limited group of riders vying for victory, so it is important to make it ......read more

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    Khalifa Fund launches the second edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceUAE' and the first of ‘Pitch@PalaceGCC' competition

    Abu Dhabi, June 03, 2018: After the tremendous success of ‘Pitch@PalaceUAE’, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has launched the second edition of the competition and the first edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceGCC’. The competition, organized in partnership with the ‘Pitch@Palace Global’ competition launched by H.R.H Prince Andrew, Duke of York in the United Kingdom, is a global platform for entrepreneurs and innovators to showcase their projects to a group of businessmen and executive heads of prestigious companies, to get the help and support to amplify their ......read more

    Pre-registration for the Montegrappa Writing Prize is now open to aspiring authors in the GCC

    Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  Organisers of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have announced that pre-registration for the Montegrappa Writing Prize is now open. The competition has produced eight published authors in the last five years and is regarded in the region as one of the most significant ways for aspiring writers to get their work noticed. First-time novelists from the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia are eligible to enter, providing that they are 21 years or older and have never published a novel before. Entries can be on any theme, but must be in English ......read more

    Marwan Elshorbagy Withdraws From World Series Finals to Hand Nick Matthew Dubai Swansong

    Dubai, UAE, May 31, 2018:  Egypt’s World No.3 Marwan ElShorbagy has withdrawn from next week’s ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals due to a hamstring injury - meaning three-time World Champion England’s Nick Matthew will make the final appearances of his career at the season-ending tournament held at Emirates Golf Club between June 5-9. Defeat to German qualifier Raphael Kandra at the Allam British Open earlier this month saw Matthew finish ninth on the PSA World Series Standings, which meant he missed out on a top eight place which would have seen him qualify ......read more

    Rodriguez Proud to Reach Dubai World Series Finals

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  Colombia’s World No.14 Miguel Angel Rodriguez cannot wait to return to Dubai when the ATCO PSA World Series Finals light up the Emirates Golf Club from June 5-9. The 32-year-old is currently in the form of his life after claiming his first ever World Series title at the prestigious Allam British Open, when he defeated World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy to make history by becoming the first winner from South America.  Rodriguez will be making his second appearance in Dubai after first reaching the tournament when it was staged at the foot of the Burj ......read more

    Yas Waterworld is Open during Ramadan – and Kids Enter Free!

    Experience non-stop fun for the whole family, with special extended hours during the very first Yas Waterworld Family Night Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 29, 2018:   Yas Waterworld, the Middle East’s Leading Waterpark, is keeping its doors open to guests throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Yas Waterworld will continue to be operational over the coming weeks. Families and friends across the UAE are invited to enjoy over 40 rides, slides, and attractions as they soak up every last drop of fun this season. As if that wasn’t enough, every purchase of an adult ......read more

    Defending champions Al Taher shocked in NAS Futsal opener

    Abdallah’s own goal gifts Al Bahri a 2-1 win over the 2017 champions, while MKS sizzle in 5-0 win over The Emperor Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018:  Defending champions Al Taher made an inauspicious start to their Nad Al Sheba Futsal Championship campaign on Monday night as Ahmad Abdallah’s own goal in the final seconds of the match gifting Al Bahri a 2-1 win. In the other matches of NAS Futsal’s opening night, MKS announced themselves as strong contenders for the title with a dominant 5-0 win over last year’s runners-up The Emperor, while The Storm edged Dmani ......read more

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    ‘The Power' to feed your soul this Ramadan

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    Modhesh Begins Tour to Spread Citywide Cheer

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    Women's champ Mehnaz dedicates win to cyclist killed by speeding motorist

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    ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals Groups Announced - Sensational Clashes in Store

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    SIKKA Art Fair 2018 Features ‘Saudi House' by Culture-Focused Tamashee

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    Magic Marco: UAE Team Emirates' Marco Marcato Takes Top Five Spot in Stage 18 of the Giro D'italia

    Dubai, UAE, May 26, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Marco Marcato took a well-earned fifth place in today’s race, staying with the breakaway for over 175kms and crossing the line just 1:26” behind the race winner Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors).   Stage 18 was a relatively easy day in the saddle for the peloton as they travelled from Abbieategrasso on the outskirts of Milan to Prato Nevoso in the southern Cuneo area. The first 130kms of the route were pan flat, before the riders were faced with a short categorized climb at Novello and a gradual ascent ......read more

    Jaguar Racing Complete Global Debut of Jaguar I-pace Etrophy Racecar

    Alejandro Agag drives the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar in global debut in Berlin Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be the official support series to ABB FIA Formula E Championship Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2018:  The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar charged ahead as it made its global debut in Berlin. Founder and CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag had the honour of marking this historical moment alongside Jaguar Racing as he drove the racecar around the iconic Tempelhof Circuit.    Alejandro Agag put the eTROPHY racecar through its paces on the track and completed five laps in ......read more

    Tunisian Besbes gets ready for the World Championships with NAS Fencing gold

    Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  Tunisian Azza Besbes believes she will be taking back a lot of positives from Dubai as she returns home from the 6th Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament with the Women’s Sabre International gold. A five-time African champion and winner of the sabre individual silver medal at last year’s World Fencing Championship in Leipzig, Besbes, 27, defeated Dutchwoman Marleen Buitenhuis 15-6 at the Nad Al Sheba Complex on Wednesday night to clinch gold. She had earlier duelled in the Foil Local third-place playoff, but lost 15-8 to Ashwaq Al Messabi of Baniyas. ......read more

    Kristoff Hopes for Hometown Heroics as Hammer Series Starts in Stavanger

    Hammer Series | UAE Team Emirates – Wednesday 24 May 2018 - Dubai, UAE: UAE Team Emirates’ European Champion, Alexander Kristoff will line-up alongside fellow Norwegian, Sven Erik Bystrøm as the duo take on the first ever Hammer Series Stavanger this weekend (25 – 27 May). Whilst Bystrøm will be hoping to impress on home turf, the race has extra impetus for Kristoff, who will be racing in his hometown. Joining them are teammates Simone Petilli, Oliviero Troia and Przemysław Niemiec. Commenting ahead of this weekend’s race, Kristoff said: ......read more

    Girl Rising and HP Celebrate Stories of Change

    The Girl Rising Creative Challenge, Powered by HP Call for Submissions Is Now Open  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2018 –   HP and Girl Rising are now accepting submissions for the Girl Rising Creative Challenge, Powered by HP. This global challenge is designed to encourage individuals to share stories of how they or people within their own communities are making the world a better place for girls and young women through technology. Submissions, in the form of video, audio, essays and artwork, will be accepted through Girl Rising’s website from May 22 ......read more

    Spotlight on the Sacred Art of Inshad; Call for Public and Private Support to Singers

    Renowned Munshids (singers) from across arab world recall their individual journey; call for embracing new trends and subjects  SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, May 22, 2018 –   The glorious Islamic tradition of Inshad, celebrating the love of Allah and the Prophet, peace be upon him, today faces acute challenges and needs the patronage of public and private institutions as well as popular support. Speaking at the second Sharjah Ramadan Majlis last night (Monday, May 21) titled ‘Inshad: Influence and Art,’ at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, renowned ......read more

    Dynamic Colombian Rodriguez Storms Into Atco Psa Dubai World Series Finals as Line Up Is Decided

    May 22, 2018 DUBAI UAE –  Following one of the most dramatic and competitive seasons ever on the PSA World Tour, the line-up for the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals has been confirmed and the top eight male and female squash players in the world will descend on Dubai in just two weeks’ time to compete for the final title of the season. The fight for the points for the World Series Standings has been waged across the globe in eight World Series tournaments over the past nine months, and with the final qualification event concluded, the top 16 players ......read more

    Sheikh Juma launches his Asian Games preparations with NAS Run

    Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:   Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum, winner of the Double Trap silver medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, tested his physical readiness for the 2018 Asian Games on Monday night by taking part in the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s 10km Run. With His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, greeting the participants at the start and cheering them through the race from an open-top jeep, more than 1,500 runners took part in the 5km and 10km Run, crossing the finish ......read more

    A Great Victory for Real Madrid in Serbian Capital

    Real Madrid has become the champion team of the exciting Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four 2018, following a decisive victory of 85-80 over its rival Fenerbahçe Doğuş Istanbul at Belgrade’s Štark Arena. This win also stands for the 10th EuroLeague Championship of the Spanish representative.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 22nd, 2018: The Final Four came head to head in Europe’s highest-level basketball championship over the weekend at the Štark Arena, Serbia’s largest indoor arena. And the new champion Real Madrid was crowned as the ......read more

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