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    High-octane inaugural Socca Football World Cup kicks off on September 23 in Lisbon

    The world’s first ‘6-a-side’ mini Football World Cup features national teams from 32 countries with the support of a number of organisations considering its increasing popularity.  DUBAI – September 20, 2018:   Hundreds of football fans from the UAE are planning to head to Portugal to watch the world’s first-of-its-kind ‘Six-a-Side’ mini football World Cup, which begins in Lisbon from September 23, 2018.  Organised by International Socca Federation (ISF), the inaugural edition of Socca 6 World Cup, will take place in the iconic Praça do Comércio in Lisbon’s city centre. Best national teams of 32 countries from around the world will compete in the week-long tournament. The 6-a-side football tournament is gaining momentum with 2.1 billion people are playing in the more

    Dubai Parks and Resorts Celebrates Saudi National Day

    Congratulates Saudi Arabia and extends warmest greetings on this special occasion  Dubai, 20 September 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East is celebrating Saudi National Day with a unique offer on (one-day/one-park) and (one-day/two-parks) tickets to visit any of the three iconic theme parks, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park. The offer which is valid until 30 September, gives Saudi Nationals and residents one free ticket for every four tickets purchased to visit one of the most exciting destinations in the Middle East. So, a family of five can enjoy the destination for the price of four and children under three can enter for free. Each of the four unique theme parks at the destination offer more

    Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Huawei and Honor launch ICT Competition to discover and develop ICT local talents in UAE

    University students in UAE may register for the program that seeks to better equip countries in the region for a fully connected, intelligent world Dubai, September 20, 2018:   Building on the huge success of its 2017 debut in the region, the second edition of Huawei Middle East ICT Competition, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Huawei and Honor launched the competition in UAE and invited universities and students to register before Sep.25th. The competition is designed to prepare the next generation of ICT leaders and uncover the local talent who will lead UAE into an intelligent world by pursuing Vision 2021 for digital transformation. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation aims to develop specialized sectors of the economy by focusing on building the skills of the UAE’s human capital more

    WWE® Crown Jewel Set for November 2 in Saudi Arabia

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2018:   The Saudi General Sports Authority in partnership with WWE will present the Crown Jewel at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2, including a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world. General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the second event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   The Crown Jewel will stream live on WWE Network and more

    Ulissi Leads Line-up for UAE Team Emirates as They Continue Pursuit of Italian One-day Success

    Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates continue their pursuit of Italian one-day success this week and have announced a combative line-up for the upcoming Giro Della Toscana (19 September) and the Coppa Sabatini (20 September). The two Tuscan races will be the last competitive races for the Emirati team before the World Championships.   Leading the line will be Italian Diego Ulissi. He is joined by a wealth of experience, including fellow Italian Manuele Mori, Kristijan Durasek, Jan Polanc, Przemyslaw Niemiec, Rory Sutherland and Aleksandr Riabushenko. The team will be guided through the races by Sports Director, Daniele Righi.   Commenting ahead of the race, Righi said: “In these Tuscan events, all our riders will get the chance to show off their skills and achieve some personal goals. It more

    Consonni Wraps Up La Vuelta a Espana With a Seventh Place Finish for UAE Team Emirates

    Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Italian power-house Simone Consonni rounded off La Vuelta on a high, placing seventh in a fiercely contested bunch sprint in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The well-earned position adds to his growing palmares, which now features four top ten finishes in this year’s Tour of Spain – the biggest stage race of his professional career.    Stage 21, which is traditionally viewed as a procession for the General Classification riders, set off from Alcorcón and then looped back into Madrid, finishing with a series of laps around a 5.9km street circuit to make up the 100.9km pan flat route. In the final two laps of the city the peloton speed ramped up in excess of 70km/h as the fast men battled their way to the front of the pack on a technical course more

    Abu Dhabi wins bid to host 2022 ITU Grand Final in world first

    - H.E. Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports and Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council: “Abu Dhabi will stage the most memorable 2022 ITU Grand Final” - Abu Dhabi will welcome over 7,500 triathletes from all over the world for five days   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 September, 2018: H.E. Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports and Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council has hailed the country’s successful bid to host 2022 ITU Grand Final. Commenting on the news of the successful bid, he said:   “We are thankful for the sport’s governing body and the participating nations for the faith they have shown to stage the 2022 ITU Grand Final in Abu Dhabi.   “On our part, we will leave no stones more

    Ten of the Best Heavyweights in Jiu-Jitsu to Battle it out for the Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Title

    LA CONVENTION CENTER, LOS ANGELES, USA SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2018 Abu Dhabi - UAE, 16th September, 2018: Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Second Edition line up is confirmed with ten of the best Heavy weight jiu-jitsu players in the sport. One of the most prestigious invitational-only tournaments in the sport of jiu-jitsu, will have a combined total cash prize of $42,000 and the winner will be in line for a super match against the reigning Abu Dhabi King of Mats® champion, Alexander Trans, at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships® in April 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi King of Mats®Line-up The exclusive invitations were extended according to the players past achievements in Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship® and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® 1. Erberth Santos 2x Abu Dhabi World Pro more

    Honda voted “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year” for the fourth year in a row

    Dubai, September 15, 2018:   For the fourth year running, readers of the leading Filipino newspaper in the UAE – The Filipino Times, have voted Honda as their “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year.” The award was presented to Fardeen Sara, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Al-Futtaim Honda at an awards ceremony which took place at the – JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. The Al-Futtaim Honda sedan range includes the all-new Honda Accord which was launched earlier this year, the sleek and sporty Honda Civic, delivering advanced sporty design, best comfort and best fuel efficiency in its category – Honda City and the all-new Honda Jazz offering unmatched versatility as well as class-leading space, with a range of configurations for carrying cargo and passengers. Commenting on more

    TechCrunch Hosts First Ever Startup Battlefield in MENA

    Biggest start up competition in the world will take place in Beirut Digital District in partnership with FBstart Dubai, 12 September 2018: The first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), presented by FBstart, will be hosted on October 3rd 2018 in the heart of the vibrant startup ecosystem at Beirut Digital District (BDD). TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, whose alumni community of 763 companies have raised over $8 billion, will be bringing early stage startups together across the region including Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Algeria and others.  The Battlefield will present start-ups the opportunity to compete and win a $25,000 prize, as well as being exposed to a big global investment community.  Additionally, two members from the winning startup will receive more

    Debut Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Calendar Announced

    First race confirmed to take place on 15 December 2018 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will take place at 10 Formula E rounds from the 2018-19 season onwards First official introduction test set to take place 24 – 27 September at Silverstone, UK Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2018:   Jaguar Racing has unveiled the full race calendar for the inaugural Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship. Up to twenty identical Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will line up on the grid on Saturday 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, for the first round of the new global electric production car racing series.    The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race will take place before the main Formula E race on the same city circuits, throughout the 2018-19 season and beyond. The series, a world first, more

    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi invites guests to enjoy the spectacular Friends & Family Offer

    Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018:  Invite your loved ones to enjoy the adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions at the award-winning Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and reap the benefits of the ultimate savings deal. The region’s leading theme park’s Friends & Family Offer continues to give unrivaled access to the thrilling world of Ferrari inspired and F-1 themed experiences for guests of all ages. The offer is available for UAE residents only.  Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi until 31 December 2018 with three of your family members or closest pals to avail a 15% discount off general admission tickets on site, and a 25% discount on all online purchases. Guests visiting the Park in groups of four people or more can purchase their tickets for AED 264 or AED 221 each, if bought at the park or online respectively. Pass more

    Facebook Launches Community Help on Facebook Lite

    September 11, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Reaching out to you as today, Facebook announced the launch of Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries, including the MENA region, across UAE, Saudi, Egypt, Morocco and others. This platform is aimed at making it easier for people in areas with low connectivity to find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation after a crisis. Community Help is a part of Crisis Response on Facebook where people come to let friends and family know they’re safe, learn and share more about what’s happening and help communities recover. In many areas around the world, networks can be slow and unreliable. This can be even more challenging after a crisis, when communication is critical.  Facebook Lite is designed for people to access Facebook in areas with low more

    Dubai Culture Organises ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scripts' as part of Dubai Programme for Youth Theatre 2018

    The workshop will be held at the Dubai Public Library - Al Twar Branch until 19th September, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, is organising a ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scripts’ workshop. It is held as part of Dubai Programme for Youth Theatre 2018 with the aim to develop the skills of young authors of literary novels in various human and social fields, increase the number of young talents in the field of theatrical composition, and provide the theatre sector with the new scripts that tackle the youth and their subjects of interest. The workshop will be held in partnership with Dubai Folklore Theatre, at Dubai Public Library - Al Twar more

    Win-a-robot competition launched by Epson

    Placing tech in the hands of the future: Epson launches EMEAR-wide competition to win up to 3 robots   Dubai, UAE, 11 September 2018:   Industry 4.0 is a reality, and Epson - the global market leader in SCARA robots and provider of automation solutions since 1980 - is ready to lead the change. As automation continues to expand, many new and innovative applications for robots are being developed. Revolutionising industry and other sectors, they have the potential to radically improve the quality of our working lives.   The competition – win up to 3 robots   Epson is placing our latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, colleges and research institutions across EMEAR. Why are we choosing education and research institutions? To support the growth, development and more

    Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) Draft 2018

    Icon Players Chosen in Less Than 2 Minutes Team Paktia picks Shahid Afridi Team Kabul picks Rashid Khan  Team Balkh picks Chris Gayle  Team Nangarhar picks Andre Russell Team Kandahar picks Brendon McCullum Dubai, 11 September 2018 :   Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer Sports today held the Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) players draft for its inaugural 2018 edition. Consisting of 23 matches, the first season of the league is scheduled to take place from 5th October 2018 – 23rd October 2018.    A total of five teams representing five regions of Afghanistan will play in the tournament. These franchises with their home ground are Kabul, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Paktia  and Balkh.    Final Draft after the 1st three rounds was as more

    Brian O'Driscoll Wins the 2018 Omega Celebrity Masters

    September 10, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Bringing golf and glamour to the mountains of Switzerland, the second “OMEGA Celebrity Masters” took place this Saturday with a special victory for former rugby player Brian O’Driscoll. The tournament swung into action during the afternoon on the main course in Crans-Montana, after the professionals in the OMEGA European Masters had played through. Amongst the other famous faces were Didier Defago (alpine ski racer), Theo Gmur (paralympian), Cody Simpson (singer), Alfonso Ribeiro (actor), Ronald de Boer (footballer), Jeremy Roenick (hockey player), Katerina Graham (actress), Brian O’Driscoll (rugby player) and Anastasia Ashley (surfer and model). Women’s golfer, Michelle Wie, was also on hand as a “celebrity coach”, while the talented Swiss singer more

    Stellar Roster of Over 400 International Players to Be Included in the UAE T20X Draft

    Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle, Luke Wright, Shakib Al Hasan, JP Duminy,  Shahzad Mohammed, Brendon Taylor and Luke Ronchi up for UAE T20x Player Draft Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Monday, 10 September 2018:   The newly launched UAE T20x franchise league has been built on the values of player development and international diversity- and today it highlights its commitment to this by revealing a snapshot of the global talent who have made themselves available for the player draft, scheduled to take place in November. More than 100 players from England & Wales have registered for the player draft including T20 legend Luke Wright and big hitter Alex Hales, along with Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien. Fans of Caribbean cricket will not be disappointed with the news that Chris Gayle, more

    CNN's Inside the Middle East explores the region's evolving photography scene

    Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018:  On this month’s episode of Inside the Middle East, CNN explores the region’s growing art scene. The programme meets Mubarik Jafery, co-founder of Tribe, the Middle East’s only magazine dedicated to Arab photography. Jafery describes how his childhood developed his interest in art: “Photography’s been part of my upbringing. My father was a photographer. He was the first person who got a Hasselblad camera in the Middle East. He built the accessories by hand. He took all these portraits of us, it was very contagious – I wanted to be a part of that.”  He tells CNN why he felt inspired to establish the publication: “As my career developed in publishing, I felt that there was this major gap in the art world, which was an archive or representation more

    Neon Nights Closing Party Presented by “Ministry of Sound”

    In association with Coca-Cola®and 104.8 Channel 4  Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 09, 2018:   The UAE’s leading waterpark on Yas Island and the world’s number one dance music brand present the ultimate neon party experience, on Friday 28 September from 7pm till midnight.  Guests will enjoy world-renowned International DJs such as SIGMA, PHILIP GEORGE and THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS from Ministry of Sound along with SAIF AND SOUND from 104.8 Channel 4 on the Neon Nights main stage, which is powered by Coca-Cola®.  Neon Nights guests will enjoy access to over 40 rides, slides and attractions, experience the UAE’s only Neon River, dance to the beats of the Silent Disco, capture fun moments with a neon-themed photo-booth, and watch the guest-favourite Neon Hydrojet Action more

    Fabio Aru Takes Another Top 10 Finish for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 14 of La Vuelta A Espana

    Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  It was another hard-fought day for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 14 of La Vuelta, as Fabio Aru added one more top 10 finish to the team’s tally and in doing so jumped four spots in the GC rankings to 13th position. Aru bedded in with his GC rivals early on in the race and stayed with them as the group broke away from the main peloton on the brutal climbs that peppered today’s 171km route from Cistierna to Les Praeres de Nava.    The riders were challenged with a category 3, a category 2 and two category 1 climbs, before they eventually took on a third category one climb to the summit finish on Alto Les Praeres, 750m above sea level.  Aru’s improving form saw him drive his way to the line just 39 seconds behind stage winner Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott), who more

    Dyson announces the UAE winner of the James Dyson Award, Progressing to the Global Competition to be Judged by James Dyson

    Providing individuals with disabilities a more comfortable way to travel, the Air Chair is a new and improved wheelchair providing ease of access and mobility. Individuals with disabilities around the world are restricted in mobility and accessibility when it comes to air travel forcing them to settle to uncomfortable circumstances.  6 September 2018 - Dubai, UAE:   Hosted for the first time in the UAE and Arab Region, the James Dyson Award has attracted many young engineers and innovators looking to solve a problem, big or small.    This year’s UAE’s national James Dyson Award winner attempts to solve the problem of air travel for individuals with disabilities. What is the solution? Air Chair – a new and improved wheelchair providing ease of access and mobility to disabled air more

    Comprehensive lineup of exhibitions and programmes announced for November inauguration of Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai

    Jameel Arts Centre opens in Dubai on November 11, 2018 The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop  ‘Crude’, curated by Murtaza Vali, and featuring works by 17 artists and collectives, is the world’s first contemporary art exhibition to focus on the history of oil in the Middle East  Four solo shows focus on the practices of Maha Malluh, Lala Rukh, Chiharu Shiota and Mounira Al Solh  A site-specific installation programme includes works by Vikram Divecha, Lara Favaretto and the debut of new commissions by Shaikha Al Mazrou and the duo Alia Farid and Aseel AlYacoub  Dubai, United Arab Emirates | September 6, 2018 more

    Global Cinema Exhibitor Cinépolis Enters the Gulf With Al Tayer Group

    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Cinépolis, the fourth largest exhibition circuit in the world and the largest cinema exhibitor in Latin America, has partnered with Al Tayer Group, one of the Middle East’s leading luxury and lifestyle retailers, to build and operate cinemas across the GCC region. This venture will introduce Cinépolis’ world-class cinema-going experience - high-touch theatre concepts, including Luxury, Premium, Macro XE, 4D Emotion technology and kid-approved Cinépolis Junior auditoriums - to Gulf audiences for the first time. Over the next five years, this joint venture will establish Cinépolis as a leading player in the UAE, Oman and Bahrain. In Saudi Arabia, Cinépolis and Al Tayer Group have partnered with Al Hokair Group, a leading hospitality and entertainment operator in the MENA region. The more

    Deezer reveals the top Fitbit workout songs keeping the world fit

    One Kiss by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris is the most listened to track on Fitbit watches globally Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris’ One Kiss tops the beats per minute chart for fitness enthusiasts picking faster songs for their workouts Drake’s God’s Plan also dominates Deezer downloads on Fitbit and is one of the most popular songs for a workout in the US, UK, France and Germany  Destiny’s Child Lose My Breath is the most played song on Deezer’s top ranking fitness playlist, Gym Mix The top music genres across the US, France, Germany and UK for a caloric-burning workout are pop or EDM music  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 5, 2018:   Deezer, the world’s most personal music service, has revealed the world’s most popular workout music genres and songs played more

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    Dubai Sports Council ushers UAE sports into the future through gene analysis

    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Sports in the UAE is set to take a major leap into the future following Dubai Sports Council’s deal with Finland-based biotechnology firm Evogenom Oy, which will introduce the country’s sports sector to the world of genomics and genetic testing for the first time. Genomics has been gaining traction in the world of sports, developing rapidly as a field of research that provides athletes with a better understanding of their bodies and, hence, is beneficial in protecting young athletes from serious injury. And Dubai Sports Council, a more

    Ulissi Looking to Defend Canadian Title as Italian Leads UAE Team Emirates to North America

    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi returns to the stage of his last one-day race win as the Italian gears up for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. Ulissi took home first place in the GP Montreal last year, his second one-day victory in UAE colours, and will be hoping for a repeat performance this time round.    Joining Ulissi will be former European Champion and 2018 Tour de France stage winner, Alexander Kristoff, alongside teammates Rui Costa, Alexandr Riabushenko, Manuele Mori, Marco Marcato more

    Majid Al Futtaim Announces Partnership to Launch World's Largest Indoor Ski and Snow Park in China

    Majid Al Futtaim announces its maiden international venture in China as design and development consultant of the Wintastar Shanghai indoor ski park The alpine-themed 90,000 sq.m Ski & Snow Park is expected to be over three times larger than the iconic Ski Dubai Partnership underscores Majid Al Futtaim's unparalleled expertise in designing and developing indoor snow entertainment facilities Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 05, 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, more

    Welcome to the world of ELITE! Coming of age dramas, interrelations, different class struggles, love and a murder to be solved! ELITE launches globally on Netflix October 5, 2018.

    Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  The shows marks the reunion of La Casa de Papel’s María Pedraza, Miguel Herrán & Jaime Lorente who star amongst fresh new faces: Itzan Escamilla (Cable Girls, The Ministry of Time), Miguel Bernardeau (Ola de Crímenes), Arón Piper (15 Years and One Day), Ester Expósito (Estoy Vivo), Mina El Hammani (El Príncipe), Álvaro Rico (Velvet Collection) & Omar Ayuso (debuts with ELITE). Adding to the cast is Danna Paola (Dare to Dream), currently amongst Mexico’s most popular actresses & singers. ELITE more

    Young Emirati champion Rashid Al Dhaheri notches up another victory in the Rok Cup in Beijing, China

    Abu Dhabi , UAE, 04th September 2018:   The young Emirati karting star Rashid Al Dhahiri, made his debut in the ROK Cup Championship, China in the mini class on the 1st - 2nd September on the Red 1 International Circuit for karting in the Chinese capital Beijing. Despite the challenging and highly changeable weather conditions Al Dhaheri and his team triumphed on the ring, which required changing the tires as well as the strategic plan during the race. On day one Al Dhaheri qualified fastest to take pole position and remained in the lead throughout the race, maintaining his speed more

    UAE Team Emirates Supports Abu Dhabi Cycling Club at Their European Training Camp and Announce New Talent for Next Season

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Following the success of its summer Youth Academy, in which over 180 budding young cyclists took part in bespoke indoor cycling clinics, UAE Team Emirates has continued to show its commitment to developing the sport in the UAE by hosting a development workshop in Mende, France with members of Abu Dhabi Cycling Club.   As guests of UAE Team Emirates’ President, His Highness Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni Al Dhaheri, who is also Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, over 20 riders and staff met with Manager, Mauro Gianetti to discuss all more

    FREE DANCE WEEK FOR KIDS at James & Alex Dance Studios

    Kids can enjoy a variety of dance classes completely FREE for a week – September 8th until September 13th Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Interested in signing your child up for dance classes, but not sure what style they will enjoy and would suit them the most?  There are so many dance class options, so deciding which lessons to sign up for can be a daunting task.  Thankfully James & Alex Dance Studios are here to help!  After the success of Free Dance Week at James & Alex Dance Studios, it’s now the kids turn as the dance studio in Media City more

    Aru Edges Closer to a Top 10 Spot in La Vuelta After a Brutal Day in the Mountains

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Tomorrow’s rest day couldn’t come any sooner for the peloton at this year’s Vuelta a Espana, after nine days of back-to-back racing was capped off with a 200.8km route, which started in Talavera de la Reina and ended with a brutal mountain top finish at La Covatilla. Since La Vuelta began on Saturday 25th August, UAE Team Emirates’ riders have covered nearly 1,500kms and scaled 19 categorised climbs in support of their leader Fabio Aru. The efforts have started to pay off with the 2017 Italian National Champion improving day by day more

    Seatrade INFOCUS photography competition now open for entries

    August 30, 2018 - The second edition of the Seatrade INFOCUS Photography Competition, held in conjunction with Seatrade Maritime Middle East - the maritime meeting place for the Middle East held biennially in Dubai – announced that budding, amateur photographers from across the globe can now submit entries for participation in the competition. The 2018 edition of the contest encourages participating photographers to choose one of the two categories for submissions – ‘Vessels Viewed’ or the ‘Human Element.’ Under the first category, contestants can submit more

    Dust Off Your Bikes, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Is Around the Corner

    Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  The start of the biggest cycle challenge in the Middle East begins on Friday, 7 September with the first of four Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Build-Up Rides and registration is closing on Wednesday!    Start your weekend the right way with the 35km cycle ride at Al Qudra Cycle Path followed by lots of activities and delicious breakfast treats, such as cheese omelettes, granola pots and snacks, provided by Spinneys along with a host of other sponsors in the early morning lively Cycle Village.   For all those who are new to the more

    Alexander Kristoff Has His Eyes on the Prize With a Weekend of Racing in Northern Europe

    Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates will put out a well-balanced team for two days of racing in Northern Europe as they take on the Brussels Cycling Classic (Saturday 1 September) and the GP de Fourmies (Sunday 2 September). Blending experience and youth, the team will be led by 2017 European Champion, Alexander Kristoff and supported by 2013 World Champion Rui Costa. Alongside them will be an Italian quartet of Marco Marcato, Filippo Ganna, Matteo Bono and Oliviero Troia, as well as the team’s Argentinian stagiaire Nicolas Tivani. The team will be guided by more

    Simone Consonni Earns Another Top Five Finish for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 6 at La Vuelta

    Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  It was another hot and hard day in the saddle for UAE Team Emirates as they battled through stage 6 of this year’s Vuelta. The graft paid off with Simone Consonni building on his fifth place finish earlier in the week with an impressive fourth in today’s stage. The team’s leader, Fabio Aru, was also able to finish ahead of many of his GC rivals and climb another three spots in the GC standings to 13th place.    The 150.7km route from Huercal Overa to San Javier Mar Menor was set up for the sprinters, with an early more

    Promising Year-Round Entertainment, VOX Cinemas' Second OUTDOOR Experience Launches at Aloft City Centre Deira

    Dubai, 30 August, 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia opened its second VOX Cinemas OUTDOOR location at Aloft City Centre Deira. This new OUTDOOR concept, the first licensed venue for VOX Cinemas, features stunning views of the Dubai Creek and city skyline.  Following the success of VOX Cinemas’ first OUTDOOR cinema at Galleria Mall, the new location is suitable for all seasons with a retractable roof so movie-lovers can enjoy al fresco evenings in winter and relax in more

    Facebook Watch Is Going Global

    Fidji Simo, Head of Video   Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Today we're making Facebook Watch available everywhere — giving people around the world a new way to discover great videos and interact with friends, creators and other fans.   We launched Watch in the US a year ago to give people a place on Facebook to find shows and video creators they love and to start conversations with friends, other fans, and even creators themselves. Over the past year, we've made the experience more social — like making it easier to see which videos your friends more

    ‘The Peril 2' gets nod from Bollywood star

    Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Zenofar Fathima’s social awareness short films continue to draw attention and praise from the general public and prominent figures alike in the UAE, and just recently, a well-known Bollywood celebrity has taken notice and lauded the independent film producer’s upcoming project, ‘The Peril 2’.  Sonu Sood, an Indian film actor best known for his work in South Indian cinema, was in Dubai recently and met with Zenofer to extend his support on the latter’s new film initiative.   Zenofer, said, “At the launch more

    It's Back-to-School time with

    Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Largest selection of Lovely Lunch Boxes, Brilliant Backpacks and Wonderful Water Bottles; have everything so that your kids can be ready for anything this week!   Back-to-school is almost here and with it comes a lengthy shopping list, especially if you have more than one child to think about! There is nothing quite like starting the new academic school year in style, with a shiny new lunchbox fit for a king or queen, a durable and trendy water bottle to stay hydrated in style and a brilliant new backpack to start the term in the more

    T20 Cricket Stars to feature in the Inaugural Afghanistan Premier League (APLT20)

    Key Players include Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi,  Rashid Khan, Brendon McCullum and Tamim Iqbal, ICC’s Youngest Full Member T20 League In The World  Announces Draft System, 1st season of the league is scheduled to take place between 5th Oct – 23rd Oct, 2018 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Dubai, 28 August 2018 :   Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer Sports has announced the launch of the inaugural season of Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) in Dubai today, after receiving its sanction to initiate Afghanistan’s franchise-based T20 more

    Simone Consonni Takes a Top Five Finish for Uae Team Emirates at the Vuelta

    Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates tackled the second road stage of this year’s Vuelta with a solid performance that saw the team’s young Italian sprinter, Simone Consonni, contest a fast sprint finish after nearly five hours of racing. Fabio Aru continued to build on his form and crossed the line just behind the sprinters to move into 18th position in the GC standings.   The 178.2km route, which ran from the coastal town of Mijas to Alhaurín de la Torre was always going to favour the sprinters, despite featuring one category one and one category more

    Dubai Parks and Resorts signs strategic partnership with leading Chinese payment gateway UnionPay

    Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, has signed a strategic partnership with leading Chinese payment gateway UnionPay to provide marketing services and facilitate payments for cardholders visiting the UAE.  Currently, Union Pay is the preferred payment platform for a majority of outbound Chinese travellers. With six billion subscribers globally, the company has the largest cardholder base in the world. The cards are accepted in 170 countries around the world and the brand more

    Aseel Al-Hamad tells CNN: Nothing is impossible

    August 26, 2018:  To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.   On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.   Key Quotes:   Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to more

    UAE Team Emirates Launches Its Vuelta a Espana Campaign With Encouraging Time Trial Results

    Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates kicked off its Vuelta a Espana campaign yesterday evening, when the riders tackled the first of the two Individual Time Trials (ITTs) that will feature in this year’s race. The short and flat 8km course around Malaga in the south of Spain saw riders set off from the Centre Pompidou before finishing on the famous marbled flooring of Calle Larios.   Valerio Conti recorded the fastest time of the team (10:15”) just ahead of Dan Martin (10:18”) and Fabio Aru (10:19”). Other notable performances came from more

    Netflix Announces What / If An All New Original Drama Series Starring Renée Zellweger From Creator Mike Kelley

    We kindly ask that you link to in your coverage    Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:  Social thriller What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material, and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life.   The series stars Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger (Cold Mountain, Jerry Maguire, Chicago, Bridget Jones movies) in the role of Anne. In her more

    Michael Phelps: ‘I didn't want to be alive'

    Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:  Olympian Michael Phelps sat down with CNN World Sport anchor, Patrick Snell to discuss his struggles with depression.   Phelps is working to raise awareness of depression and other mental health issues by telling others about his own journey. Phelps hopes to inspire others to openly speak about their struggles and help save lives.   Key quotes:   Michael Phelps tells CNN why he is speaking about his struggle with depression: “I'd like to make a difference, I’d like to be able to save a life if I can. For more

    Video: UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy Inspires Hundreds of Kids to Take Up Cycling This Summer

    Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2018:  Summer fitness initiative sees nearly 200 youngsters cycle over 1,000km in three weeks   As the riders from UAE Team Emirates pick up the plaudits following their performances at this year’s Tour de France, the team is also celebrating its influence at a grassroots level, with the success of the recently launched UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy. Nearly 200 budding young cyclists, aged 11 – 16 participated in the three-week program, with the group collectively racking up an impressive 1,000km during 10 hours of more

    UAE-based du LaLiga HPC Team Beats Cadiz CF and Granada CF in Highly Competitive Matches in Spain

    du LaLiga HPC U14 team delivers a stellar performance in their first scouting camp in Spain beating Cadiz on home ground  du LaLiga HPC U16 team crushes Granada in 4-0 win on home turf  LaLiga Club scouts on the look-out for talents from the UAE Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2018:  The du LaLiga HPC U14 and U16 teams have had a winning week in Spain, beating two major LaLiga Youth Club Teams.  The du LaLiga HPC U14 team, who have embarked on their first scouting camp in Spain this year, delivered a stellar performance in their match against Cadiz, snatching a more

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