Enlightening sessions on day one pay tribute to the role of women in the country’s development
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 April, 2018 – In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, The Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon, one of the showpiece events at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018, today got off to a brisk start with informative talks and lively debates on the UAE’s culture and history by a host of leaders, intellectuals and academicians.
Addressing a diverse captive audience at the literary salon, Her Highness Sheikha Rowda bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, Founder and Chairman of Sea of Culture, said: “Welcome to the land of knowledge, love and tolerance – the land that has become a melting pot for all the ......read more
Previously shortlisted and longlisted Jordanian-Palestinian novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah wins 2018 Prize
His novel, The Second War of the Dog, is set in a future world
Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018: The Second War of the Dog by Ibrahim Nasrallah was tonight, Tuesday 24 April 2018, announced as the winner of the 11th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
The novel, published by Arab Scientific Publishers, was named as this year’s winner by the Chair of Judges, Ibrahim Al Saafin, at a ceremony at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi. In addition to winning $50,000, funding will be provided for the English translation of The Second War of the Dog, and Ibrahim Nasrallah can expect an increase in book sales and international recognition.
The Chair of Judges, Ibrahim Al Saafin, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018: Meraas, a leading Dubai-based holding company, launched a series of complimentary photography workshops as part of its annual Urban Pixels photography competition, held in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage.
This year’s edition of the acclaimed contest welcomed amateur shutterbugs to the free-to-attend photography upskilling sessions, with more set to take place on 28 April and 5 May. Trigger-happy photographers spanning all levels of ability can choose from a variety of workshops, photo walks and photo talks taking place across select locations at The Beach, La Mer, Al Seef, City Walk, Boxpark and The Outlet Village.
UAE-based photography experts, including ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2018: The Dubai Sports Council’s pavilion at SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok has emerged as one of the top draws at the annual expo, attracting some of the sport industry’s biggest names.
A four-member delegation representing DSC and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award has travelled to the Thailand capital for this year’s SportAccord, which is being held at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre from April 15-20.
SportAccord is the world’s premier event in the business of sport, dedicated to engaging and connecting rights holders, organising committees, cities, media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.
Annually, the event brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations, and the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018: Flamengo’s Reinier Jesus Carvalho, the leading goal-scorer at the 8th Hamdan Bin Mohammed U16 International Football Championship, is hoping to keep his form going in Thursday’s final against Real Madrid and help his team return home as champions.
Flamengo, the Brazil U16 champions, have looked in a league of their own at the Dubai Police Officers’ Club, cruising into the semis with three emphatic wins in the group stages. They opened with a 5-1 win over Al Wasl and then routed Egypt’s Al Ahly 8-0 before closing with a 3-0 win over PSV Eindhoven.
Up against 2016 finalist Borussia Dortmund in the semis, the Brazilians, who are making their first appearance at the tournament, were ruthless as ever, dismissing the Germans 8-2 to set up a title-clash with 2015 finalist Real ......read more
Dubai – 16 April 2018: Dubai Customs took part in the Think Science Fair 2018, held from April 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister.
Such events like Think Science Fair are highly important to Dubai Customs which looks at knowledge and innovation as pillars to develop and thrive today.
On the first day of the Fair, Dubai Customs showcased 11 innovations that were built and created in-house. These included an amphibian inspection buggy, a mobile inspection lab, a remote integrated container inspection system, a smart inspection system in the airports, a customs clearance buggy, and a robotic inspection system for ladies.
Dubai Customs’ stand at the fair saw heavy footfall from school and college students who ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April 2018: One of the most anticipated days at the du Football Champions - the national semi-finals, took place on Saturday where the 48 strongest youth football teams from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Northern Emirates and Dubai faced off for the first time to secure their place in the finals of du Football Champions taking place at Dubai Mall on 20th April.
Home of the UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official cups and in partnership with LaLiga, teams playing in the semi-finals kicked off their matches with great energy supported by crowds of friends and fans.
The stakes were higher as teams battled it out to secure a place in the finals for a chance to take home the gold while eager to catch the eyes of LaLiga scouts looking for top players for the du LaLiga HPC ......read more
15 April 2018 - Dubai, UAE – In a night filled with anticipation at the U16 & U14 finals of the UAE FA Academy league, du LaLiga HPC met their counterparts from City FC in both categories in the decisive battle to be crowned the strongest youth team in the nation.
In the U16 category, du LaLiga HPC outplayed the boys in red from City FC from the opening whistle. Setting the pace of the match and playing an attacking match – a penalty was awarded to du LaLiga HPC early on, but not converted as City FC keeper saved it to a roar of support from the crowd with the halftime whistle ending a goalless first half.
The battle for the gold continued into the second half while du LaLiga HPC kept the pressure high, playing a fast paced tactical match, creating opportunities in City FC’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: UAE Team Emirates Dan Martin will be looking to secure his first win for the team as the Irishman leads a strong line up to tackle the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday (15th April). Martin, who joined the UAE outfit for the 2018 season, will be hoping to prove his fitness ahead of the upcoming Liège - Bastogne – Liège, a race he knows well having taken home the victory in 2013.
Joining Martin in the Netherlands is an experienced team of riders including former World Champion Rui Costa, Diego Ulissi, Matteo Bono, Rory Sutherland and Manuele Mori. Capping off the seven-rider line-up will be youngster Alexandr Riabushenko who impressed recently at the Tour of the Basque Country.
Commenting on Sunday’s race, Martin said: “Training has gone ......read more
Zenofer Fathima and Bollywood actor Mukul Dev play lead roles in short film about friendship
Shot and set in Dubai, Indian movie reaffirms that UAE has a flourishing media and entertainment industries
Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018: The independent film ‘Selfie’ debuts today with an exclusive screening at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai. A short film that tackles maintaining real-life friendship in the era of social media, Selfie is produced and starred in by Zenofer Fathima, with Bollywood actor Mukul Dev as the other lead character.
The movie was both shot and set in Dubai, reaffirming the UAE’s position as a preferred choice for film and television projects amongst international production companies. The country has been actively supporting the creative arts ......read more
Under the theme “Spirit of Innovation”
The Submission Deadline for Ideas Arabia Competition is 12th April 2018
Go Global! Ideas Arabia gives winners of 2 categories – Executive Leadership & Idea of the Year, a unique opportunity to compete globally in ‘The Global Award’ competition 2019”.
Leaders and experts will gather for two-day conference to support the spirit of ‘innovation to join hands in making UAE an innovation hub.
Dubai, 9th April, UAE: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, and patron of DQG, the Ideas Arabia Subgroup of DQG will host its 13th Annual International Conference & Competition on 13th & 14th May ......read more
Cooking, journalism, poetry and innovation contests to be held during SCRF 2018
Sharjah, 9 April 2018: Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), organised by Sharjah Book Authority, has launched four competitions on cooking, news reporting, poetry and innovation during its 10th edition, which will take place at Expo Centre Sharjah from April 18-28.
The contests are designed to discover, nurture and improve the youngsters’ literary and creative skills, including the ‘Little Chef’ competition for age groups 6-10 and 11-16, sponsored by Chicken Teka restaurant.
Little Chef aims to enhance culinary knowledge and techniques in a fun, safe learning environment as well as encourage the children to prepare healthy meals and reduce their intake of fast food.
SCRF is also challenging schoolchildren ......read more
9th April, Dubai, UAE: The first qualifier of 2018 Nations Tour presented by OMEGA concluded on 5 April at the Address Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai, with a thrilling finish between the top three qualifying teams.
The two-ball tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format saw Caroline Rosentock and Karin Schmedes from Team Germany take the first place on a countback in the opening qualifier with a net aggregate of 75 against Team Ireland, Damien Murray and John Hughes. Rahul Yadav and Vikram Malhotra from Team India finished third with a net aggregate of 71.
The winning team received a Pro-Am spot in the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic 2018. The second and third place winners took home a pair hospitality passes to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and exciting on course prizes were given away for Nearest to Pin and ......read more
Dubai, 9 April 2018 – Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, closed the gates on its biggest ever season on 7th of April 2018. The successful season 22 ended with a record breaking attendance of more than 6 million guests over its 158 days of operation achieved while successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guest Happiness Index. Season 22 had the biggest festivals of shopping, dining, concerts, shows and events, games and entertainment in the history of Global Village.
Global Village closed Season 22 completing 2.9 billion dirhams of business transactions, hosting over 95 nationalities of more than 10,000 manpower showcasing cultures of more than 75 countries. It is now preparing for the much-awaited ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced another strong line-up for one of the biggest races of the UCI World Tour season, Paris–Roubaix, as the group of riders look to beat the formidable ‘Hell of the North’. The majority of the team have already participated in races in northern Europe, with the exception of one, Roberto Ferrari, who comes in to replace Briton, Ben Swift following his crash at the Tour of Flanders.
Joining Ferrari at one of the most prestigious races on the tour will be: Alexander Kristoff, Filippo Ganna, Sven Erik Bystrøm, Marco Marcato, Oliviero Troia and Simone Consonni. The team will be guided by Sports Directors, Mario Scirea and Philippe Mauduit.
Commenting on Sunday’s race Scirea said: “We’re going to Paris-Roubaix with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexandr Riabushenko produced a scintillating ride on Wednesday evening to snatch second place in stage three of the Vuelta al País Vasco. The young Belarusian, who joined the side as a trainee in 2017, was unlucky to not take first place after a thrilling bunched sprint finish, which saw Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) claim the stage win.
Commenting on the podium finish, Riabushenko said; “I’m happy, but I can’t hide the fact that I’m a little bit upset because I could have won. It would have been great to get my first win as a professional at the end of such a difficult stage. In the sprint, I had good feelings and 500 metres from the line I was in good position. At 300 metres, McCarthy started to go and unfortunately I was behind ......read more
Consolidating the values and principles of the late Sheikh Zayed in the minds and souls of future generations in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has supported the ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018’, which was launched by Infinity Event Management and aims to assemble student contributions from 100 schools across the UAE. One winning painting was selected from each school and entered a grand competition, which included a total of 100 paintings.
The contest reflects the values of the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative by educating students and creating a higher level of understanding about the life of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza sealed a UAE National Championship double, after the Emirati finished first in the Time Trial event on Saturday afternoon, adding to his record-breaking Road Race victory last weekend. The win – his third consecutive in the UAE National Championship Time Trial – adds to what is becoming a remarkable season for the rider, having won the continental title in the points race at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in Malaysia, as well as the Asian Road Cycling Championship and the Omnium Track Cycling silver medal earlier this year.
Commenting on the win, Mirza, who managed to finish 17 seconds ahead of his nearest opponent, said: “I’m very happy and so satisfied to achieve this result. It’s great to confirm my place on top of the leader ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ European Champion Alexander Kristoff is hoping he can cause an upset at the upcoming Tour of Flanders and rediscover the form that saw him win the 2015 edition. The Norwegian has finished in the top 10 in each of his last five appearances in this race and goes into it with hopes of replicating his early season form that saw him pick up stage wins in the Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour.
Kristoff will be joined by team mates: Ben Swift, Filippo Ganna, Marc Marcato, Oliviero Troia, Simone Consonni and Sven Erik Bystrøm. The riders have had the opportunity to gel over the past week, having competed in the recent classics in Belgium.
Commenting on Sunday’s race, Kristoff said; ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s Al Shegawi wins T2 crown in Nissan Patrol, Spaniards capture buggies title, Dutchman Koolen is crowned quads champion
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 March, 2018: Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla completed their paths to victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan today, avoiding any late dramas as the event reached its conclusion after five days of spectacular action.
Prokop and co-driver David Pabiska, who started the final leg holding a 15 mins 20secs cars lead, were fourth fastest on the 218-km Abu Dhabi Aviation Stage and won by 13 mins 30.2 secs overall from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski with Belgian Tom Colsoul in a Mini John Cooper.
Russia’s two-times Desert Challenge winners Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin ......read more
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 26 March 2018 - ITV Choice kicks off April with an extraordinary new game show, Change Your Tune. Hosted by Baz Ashmawy, this unique singing competition challenges five truly terrible singers to 'change their tune'. In front of a live studio audience, contestants start the show by displaying just how bad they really are, before undergoing weeks of professional training. Our singers then return to the stage to give their once-in-a-lifetime performance as they go head to head to try and secure an amazing cash prize and win the show. Will our five terrible singers unearth their inner falsetto or master the perfect vibrato? Find out in Change Your Tune!
If you love The Chase, you'll love Britain's Brightest Family! New to the April line up, Britain's Brightest Family ......read more
27 March, 2018, Dubai, UAE: Emirates Post Group (EPG) organised reading activities supporting the ‘UAE Reading Month’ initiative. The initiative launched in 2016, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and reinforced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, assigns the month of March as the ‘UAE Reading Month’ to cultivate reading as a daily activity due to its transformative effects on society.
To promote this culture of reading further, Emirates Post set up an in-house “Library for Charity” with over 2,200 donated titles. The proceeds of the sale of these books will go to charitable organizations. The library served the perfect venue to participate ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 27 March 2018 – The highly anticipated Dubai knockouts stage of the official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official youth football tournament, saw a fantastic line up of the strongest Dubai Schools and Streets Cups teams competing for the few remaining spots in the national semi-finals of du Football Champions, where they will meet their counterparts from Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates. The nation semi-finals are scheduled to take place at The Sevens on 14th April 2018 where winning teams from Northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will meet for the first time to battle it out for their spot in the Finals of du Football Champions.
The initiative, in its third season has brought together hundreds of thousands of youth across the UAE, all driven by their love for football and ......read more
Dubai, 27 March 2018: Wondering what to do over the weekend to keep the kids entertained? Head over to Golden Mile Galleria which will transform into a colourful carnival with a host of thrilling skills-based games, live entertainment and mouthwatering food for two consecutive weekends: 30/31 March and 6/7 April.
Children will be enthralled by a full carnival atmosphere with face painting, archery, a magic talent show, a specially created arts and crafts area and lots more.
Guests can also indulge in their favourite carnival games such as ring toss, hoop shoot, can toss and play giant table games like snooker, basketball, Jenga and soccer darts.
For music lovers, there’s a guitar and drum workshop; while yoga and fitness activities will keep health enthusiasts occupied with sessions through the day. ......read more
DUBAI – March 26, 2018: The grand finale of the 13th edition of Spinneys Cup Championship, organised by UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation, witnessed a record crowd of 2,600 enthusiasts at the Desert Palm Polo Club in Dubai. Riders and horses from Al Habtoor Polo Club, Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club, Jebal Ali Equestrian Club, Al Ruwayyah Equestrian Club, Team Z7 joined local riders in the day long competition.
Jillian Bosolo riding Al Tsahir Firebird from Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (DPEC) won the Novice section, while Al Habtoor Polo Club based Fatima Intan Al Mulla riding Golden Kippure finished in the 2nd place with Desert Palm Polo Club’s Tammy Petersen riding Another Fortune was in the 3rd place.
In the Intermediate section Attila Kenyo riding Z7’s Chitchatnthechapel took 1st ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2018: Etihad Airways and the UAE Special Olympics team last night welcomed the Kuwait Special Olympics team and supporters at Abu Dhabi Airport. Etihad had provided the Kuwait team with flights as a symbol of support to the UAE’s sister country.
The Kuwaiti delegation of 84 visitors includes 54 athletes representing seven sporting disciplines.
In addition to athletes, the airline flew Kuwait’s equipment, coaches, dignitaries and the media for the occasion.
Etihad is supported by Hala Abu Dhabi, who are providing tours & ......read more
Dubai, UAE; March 15, 2018: 2XL, a home-grown luxury furnishings brand, has launched Caspar, a grey coloured sophisticated living room collection which conforms to a variety of interiors. It can easily blend in with warm wall colours for a laid-back look or one can spruce it up with pops of colour for a stylish upgrade. Caspar comes as a set of four-seater and two single-seater sofas.
Made of soft fabric, Caspar is perfect for one to relax after a busy day. The rims of the seater and its legs are in a matching light wooden colour, making it easy to pair with any colour of ......read more
Celebrating athletes of determination, from 14 to 22 March
15, March 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Twenty-three students from the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomatic institution, will volunteer at the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi.
The upcoming event, set to take place from 14 to 22 March 2018, marks the debut edition of the Special Olympics in the Middle East.
His Excellency Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Special Olympics World Games Abu ......read more
Exclusive opportunity for Cadillac car buyers to win one of EIGHT luxury packages to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals
The ‘Daring Greatly Gets You to the World Cup’ initiative is running from March alongside other offers
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018: With the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, Cadillac Alghanim is giving its customers the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the finals of the tournament in Russia, offering a five-star experience that matches the luxury standards of a premium brand such as Cadillac.
From the 1st of March, customers ......read more
Fourth annual Data Science Bowl Calls on Global Data Science Community to Confront Deadly Diseases through Artificial Intelligence
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018: Somewhere, buried in one of tens of millions of cell samples, could lie the next great breakthrough in disease prevention or cure. But, one of the great barriers to finding it could be the need for human eyes to evaluate a corresponding mountain of cell images, one by one. In an era when terabytes of data can be analyzed in just a few days, the opportunity to enhance automation of biomedical analysis could help ......read more
Przygonski Battles to Dubai International Baja Victory as Emirati Rider Al Balooshi Claims First World Cup Bikes Win
Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2018: Polish driver Jakub Przygonski battled his way to victory in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani today as top UAE rider Mohammed Al Balooshi claimed his first World Cup bikes triumph to climax two days of classic cross country rallying.
Partnered by Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul in a Mini John Cooper, overnight leader Przygonski completed the second leg’s 174 km Nissan special stage to secure the ......read more
New art collection to be showcased at Le Patio
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2018: The St. Regis Dubai, in collaboration with Sulty Events and Entertainment and Alina Hannah, Client Advisory Middle East for Christie’s, will open the sixth installation of the “Perspective: Art Exhibition” featuring a solo exhibition by Russian artist, Alexey Firsov in the surrounding area of ‘Le Patio”, second floor St Regis Hotel Dubai. The exhibition runs from 12th March 2018 until 12th May, 2018.
Alexey Firsov pioneered his own artistic style called Lavism, and ......read more
DUBAI, 10th March 2018: Matar Ali Ahmed Rashed Al Habsi hailing from Ras Al Khaimah was crowned as the Youlah champion at a gala ceremony during the 13th and final episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village on Friday 9th March.
The packed arena went delirious with excitement when it was announced that the 22-year-old policeman was the popular winner having received more votes from the public than Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi who earned second place and was the first to ......read more
All Black belts made weight ahead of their final appearance in season three
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will begin tomorrow Saturday 10th March at 11am
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018: The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation®, the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, conducted the official Weigh-ins today at the Copper Box Arena, London, ahead of the final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour season three.
Black belt world champions; Mayssa Caldas, Amanda Nogueira, Larissa Paes, Charlotte Von Baumgarten, ......read more
Another Triumphant Year for the Chevron Readers’ Cup Concludes
Dubai, 10 March 2018: Winners of the UAE’s annual book battle, the Chevron Readers’ Cup, were declared at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature today. The reading quiz concluded its most successful year since its inception with almost 3000 students from schools across the GCC participating.
67 teams competed in the finals, which were held in Arabic and English in two age groups – Primary and Secondary. Teams answered questions from a list of books by Festival authors and the ......read more
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding hosts for SIKKA Art Fair 2018
Dubai, UAE, March 08, 2018: If you are heading to the SIKKA Art Fair this year and want a taste of genuine Emirati culture in the historical neighbourhood of Al Fahidi, be sure to visit SMCCU. The centre is hosting various activities and an exhibition from 17th - 26th March. Details and timings as follows:
The sikka/alleyway of House 47 will be transformed into an Emirati vintage coffee shop taking guests back in time with traditional coffee and tea and old-style board ......read more
DUBAI, 8th March 2018: The Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle which is open to locals, residents and GCC nationals will kick-off with training beginning on Sunday 11th March from 8am to 4pm at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai.
Shooters will continue training for three consecutive days in preparation for the Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Open) for both men and women which will be held from March 14th to 17th, while the Fazza Open Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Locals) will be held on Sunday March 18th at the ......read more
Dubai, 8 March 2018: The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature poetry performance competition concluded today following an intense final round of the Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition. Winners were crowned by Festival 2018 poets Khalid AlBudoor, Nujoom Nasser Alghanem, Afra Atiq and Harry Baker.
An unprecedented number of performers entered the competition this year, with 700 students competing in the semi-finals before the top performers in each age group progressed to the finals at the Festival. Participants were evaluated on their ......read more
JOHNSON’S® Baby tent at JBR to showcase new HEAD-TO-TOE® range on 8th and 9th March, 2018
Dubai, UAE, 8 March, 2018: JOHNSON’S® Baby, today officially launched its first semi-therapeutic product line, JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE®, at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) over a panel discussion, which brought together brand representatives, an independent doctor, media and influential mothers from the local community. The JOHNSON’S® Baby tent at JBR will welcome visitors for two days, over 8th and 9th March.
Sana Naweel, Shopper ......read more
March 8, 2018, Dubai, UAE:- Emirates Post organized a variety of sports activities for its employees as part of UAE National Sports Day aimed at emphasizing the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle. The various activities witnessed employees participate in running and stair-climbing competitions, as well as table tennis, mini-basketball and football tournaments. Departments challenged each other at a tug of war as well as mind sports such as chess and puzzle-solving in active and lively sports environments across its branches throughout the Emirates.
Commenting ......read more
In a live concert on the evening of 9 March
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6/3/2018: The Kuwait Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates (KuwaitBC) revealed the hosting of the young Kuwaiti artist " Daffy " and his famous band in #CelebrateKuwait. The concert comes as part of the first event of the Kuwaiti youth talents in Dubai, to be held in cooperation with Emaar Properties, The "Slider Station” a leading Kuwaiti restaurant chain in the GCC. The concert will be held as part of Rise - Dubai Creek Harbor activities held at 8:00 pm on the evening of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will head to their second Italian race of the season, Tirreno-Adricatico, with two riders vying for the overall General Classification (GC).
The side will be led by Italian duo Fabio Aru and Diego Ulissi, the latter finishing in the top 10 of the recent Abu Dhabi Tour. Joining the riders will be team-mates; Jan Polanc, Filippo Ganna, Marco Marcato, Valerio Conti and Simone Consonni, with Sports Directors Mario Scirea, Marco Marzano and Paolo Tiralongo guiding the team through the seven stages.
Commenting ......read more
Balooshi pursues victory in Dubai International Baja as team-mate Jaffar chases podium place in bid to inspire new wave of young Arab riders
Dubai, UAE, 5 March, 2018: Top Emirati rider Mohammed Al Balooshi has set his sights firmly on a World Cup breakthrough next weekend as he looks to lead his team of Arab challengers to collective success in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani.
The multiple Arab motocross champion finished third in the event last year, but is relishing the chance to justify his No.1 seeding in the opening round of the 2018 FIM ......read more
Dubai – 05 March 2018: The Service Innovation Department of Dubai Customs (DC) honoured the winners of Innovator Award, an innovation-centred internal competition among DC employees and business units. The winners were congratulated and recognized by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, DC Director, in presence of executive directors, heads of departments and a number of staff.
The event was held in line with the UAE Innovation Month and as part of Dubai Customs continuous effort to innovate its services and promote the culture of innovation.
This “Innovator” ......read more
Worked ceaselessly for 70 days to complete the 11ft x 5.5ft painting, representing the unique vision of the founding father of the nation
March 4, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Converting the founding father of the UAE’s vision and mission into a visual delight, UAE-based artist Akbar Saheb creates a work of art that pays apt tribute to HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his deep-rooted influence on today’s UAE. The 11ft x 5.5ft acrylic painting was completed within a span of just 70 days, the artist working ceaselessly to give it the last finishing strokes at the dawn of ......read more
Winners of Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Announced
Dubai, UAE, 4 March 2018: Five aspiring writers from the GCC were recognised at the annual Montegrappa Writing Prize award ceremony, held by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The Prize is considered one of the most successful writing competitions in the region, with eight past winners and runners-up already becoming internationally published writers.
Winners received their awards from top UK literary agent at Luigi Bonomi Associates (LBA), Luigi ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: SP Jain School of Global Management has bagged the 1st Place of the recently concluded 17th Crossfire Inter-University Debating Competition organized by Skyline University College on February 28, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. A total of 12 teams consisting of 24 speakers from 8 universities in the UAE has participated in the competition.
The esteemed panel of judges of the event were: Mr. Sushil Maratha, General Manager at Maax Solutions FZ LLC and Toast Master; Mr. Mandar Agshikar, General Manager At Ajhinkkya FZE and Toast Master; and Mr. Ahmad ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: The 19th Skyline Cup Cricket Tournament and 5th Skyline Inter-University Sports Festival 2018 organized by Skyline University College Sports Department headed by Mr. Sanjay Benjamin have concluded with new set of champions in five sports categories: cricket, football, basketball, table tennis, and throw ball. Skyline housed a total of 16 universities in this year’s tournaments with a collective number of more than 600 participants from February 11-22, 2018.
This year, SUC Football Team has won the football category against City University College ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 4, March, 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) is set to participate in the 15th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2018), marking its fourth consecutive outing at the pioneering humanitarian and development event in the MENA region.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event will run from March 5 to 7 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition ......read more
March 4, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Roberto Bautista Agut defeated second seeded Lucas Pouille 6-3 6-4 on Saturday to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. He is the fourth Spaniard to win the tournament after Alex Corretja, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Rafael Nadal.
The number three seed was rarely threatened in the one hour 21 minute tournament finale, earning his first break of serve to lead 3-1 when his opponent double-faulted on Bautista Agut's fourth break point. Pouille held a break point in the next game but Bautista Agut held off the challenge and went on to hold ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will be aiming for stage wins and the overall General Classification (GC) when they take on the iconic Paris - Nice race this week (Sunday 4 – Sunday 11 March). The team has announced one of its strongest line ups of the season and includes former World Champion and Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 winner Rui Costa, Tour de France stage winner Dan Martin and Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 stage winner, Alexander Kristoff.
The riders will be supported by seasoned pros Rory Sutherland and Ben Swift, with the young duo of Sven Erik Bystrøm and ......read more
March 3, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Second seed Lucas Pouille and third seeded Roberto Bautista Agut will face each other in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday.
Pouille was stretched to the limit before overcoming an opponent he also had a fierce battle with in the Marseille quarter-finals last week, needing two hours 19 minutes to beat seventh seed Filip Krajinovic 6-3 6-7 (4) 7-6 (5). Bautista Agut ended the brave run of unseeded wild card Malek Jaziri, winning 6-3 6-4.
Jaziri's performances have lit up Centre Court this week, and although he ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced a solid line-up of riders that will tackle the first Italian race of the 2018 season – Strade Bianche (Saturday 3 March). The race, held in the beautiful Tuscany hills in Central Italy, will feature UAE Team Emirates’ riders; Valerio Conti, Manuele Mori, Marco Marcato, Przemyslaw Niemiec, Jan Polanc, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Diego Ulissi, who recently competed in the Abu Dhabi Tour, securing a top 10 finish in the General Classification (GC). Guiding the riders will be Sports Director Daniele Righi, assisted by his ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: Tournament third seed Roberto Bautista Agut and wild card Marcos Baghdatis had a quick history lesson earlier in the week when they visited the Dubai International Financial Centre Gate and viewed the impressive images of the Founding Father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Alya Al Zarouni, Executive Vice President - Operations of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, said “The Gate represents Dubai ......read more
More than 7,400 people downloaded the Dubai Cares Scavenger Hunt application on their smartphones
106 participants rewarded with exciting prizes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 28, 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today the winners of the ‘“Dubai Cares Scavenger Hunt’, a three3-week initiative which ran between 8th and 29th January in partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2018: It was a case of Vorsprung durch technik meets Vorsprung durch tennis today as Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber surveyed the Audi sport models TTRS, RS3, RS 5 and SQ5 on display in the Tennis Village at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
And in a test of his skill Kohlschreiber accepted the challenge of hitting tennis balls into the boots of each of the cars.
Kohlschreiber said “Well it was a fun thing, I was allowed to shoot at the great Audis behind me, trying to get the balls into the boot, it was fun but ......read more
February 27, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Crowd favourite Marcos Baghdatis made a winning start at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships tonight, beating Viktor Troicki 7-5 6-2.
The 2016 finalist broke to take a 2-1 lead in typically flamboyant fashion with a perfectly placed lob. Although Troicki levelled at 3-3 in a contest of long baseline exchanges, Baghdatis earned a second decisive break at 5-5 and served out the set. A fine opening game of the second set then gave Baghdatis a further break that did much to dissolve his opponent's resistance.
"I think it was a great ......read more
Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari’s personal story shines a light on overcoming culture and gender bias in sport
Dubai, UAE, 25 February 2018: As the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 commence, Procter & Gamble’s campaign to promote universal equality in a world free from bias includes a heartwarming story of triumph over adversity that is closer to home for many of us in the Gulf region.
P&G’s ‘Love Over Bias’ series of films, which are the latest in its ‘Thank You, Mom’ campaign, relate real-life stories of ......read more
February 25, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday with a dominating 6-4 6-0 win over tournament giant killer Daria Kasatkina. It is the second time she has defended a title, after winning in Baku in 2013 and 2014, and she completed the job in just 70 minutes.
Svitolina, who now has 299 career wins, is the third player in the 18-year history of the WTA event to successfully defend her title, after Justine Henin in 2004 and Venus Williams in 2010
"It feels great," said ......read more
February 24 2018 – Dubai, UAE: Daria Kasatkina claimed a stunning 3-6 7-6 (11) 6-1 victory over Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday to set up a final showdown with defending champion Elina Svitolina, who defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3.
Although many might not be aware of the 20-year old Russian, Muguruza certainly was as Kasatkina held a match point against her when they last met a little over a year ago. That battle stretched to three hours and Muguruza only secured victory by winning the final ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff followed up his stage one victory with another top 10 finish, as the Norwegian battled hard in the bunched sprint to take a respectable seventh place and stay in contention for the General Classification (GC).
Commenting on today’s race, the European Champion said; “Today I didn’t have the same power as I had yesterday. There were other guys passing me and Viviani was very fast, but I was happy to fight for a good position today. The team put me in a positive position and I ......read more
Saeed Al Mansouri and Hamad Thani Al Maktoum’s HBT team create history in Fujairah
FUJAIRAH, 24 February 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah, inaugurated the Maktoum AlSharqi Falcon Championship, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), which began on Friday 23rd February in the Madhab area in Fujairah.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, stressed the importance of preserving the heritage of the UAE through customs and ......read more
The first helipad cinema in Dubai launches this week at Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February 2018: Dubai Festival City Mall is launching the first cinema on a helipad from 22 February to 14 April. In collaboration with Al-Futtaim Toyota, the unique Camry Helipad Cinema is situated on the iconic Festival Bay and will screen family favourite movies each weekend, including Overdrive, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Monster Family and more.
Shoppers need to simply provide any receipt of purchase from the Mall to ......read more
U12 UAE Schools and Streets teams demonstrate great potential for development
UAE Girls Challenge Abu Dhabi teams up for the challenge in national semi-finals
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 February 2018 – The last day of du Football Champions (duFC)’s Abu Dhabi group stages took place this week during which top teams in the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups in each category faced off in the knock out stage which will determine which team will move forward to the UAE National Semi-Finals which will be hosted in Dubai in April.
They new UAE Schools ......read more
February 22 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Top seed and defending champion Elina Svitolina and third seed Karolina Pliskova were involved in lengthy contests at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday, but both emerged as winners. Svitolina was stretched by Qiang Wang, who only received a place in the main draw as a lucky loser, but prevailed 6-1 5-7 6-2 in two hours 10 minutes, and Pliskova also took over two hours to overcome Carla Suarez Navarro 5-7 6-2 6-4. Wimbledon champion and second seed Garbine Muguruza defeated wild card Catherine Bellis 6-3 7-5 in a match that ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, on the Fifa World Cup Trophy visiting Dubai.
“The tour of the Fifa World Cup trophy to more than 60 cities around the world is evidence of its global appeal and a confirmation of Fifa World Cup’s status as the greatest sporting extravaganza on the planet.
“The trophy’s visit to Dubai as part of its global tour confirms the country’s position on the international sporting map. Dubai is one of the leading destinations of the world; it is a brand which enjoys great ......read more
February 21 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Angelique Kerber demonstrated the fantastic form that has seen her win 13 of her 15 matches this season as she swept aside 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships finalist Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes.
Kerber, who has fully turned around a challenging 2017 to win Sydney, reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the quarter-finals in Doha, dominated her opponent from the start and once she had taken an early lead she showed no signs of surrendering her advantage. Now she will face the player who beat Strycova in ......read more
HE Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi announces that 7 of the winners will be hosted at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and get the chance to meet to HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and explain their innovative projects to HH.
UAE Young Scientist Award goes to Sultan Binbader from Alrefah School for his 'Emergency Robot' project.
6 UAE Ministers take part in the student retreat discussions and listen to students challenges and aspirations.
Winners of 3D competition announced
Dubai, 21 February 2018: The National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival ......read more
It’s time for Women in Science to Shine
Program to award fellowships worth EUR 84,000 to outstanding female scientists in the GCC and Yemen
Dubai, 21 February 2018 – L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is once again looking for worthy candidates for this year’s program. The annual initiative, in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, aims to recognize and promote women pursuing science in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: There were upsets and thrilling battles on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as former champion Agnieszka Radwanska failed to reach the second round as she fell 7-5 6-4 to Daria Kasatkina, and Johanna Konta made tournament history.
Radwanska won the title in 2012 but last year she suffered a number of injury and illness setbacks and has struggled to regain her place in the top 10. Although she offered stubborn resistance in the first set she failed to find a way back in the second.
"I know it's going to be ......read more
The electronics giant ran a consumer competition on their Facebook page
Dubai, February 19, 2018: Nikai Electronics, a part of the Nikai Group of companies, has concluded its search for best legacy recipes on its popular social media platforms recently. The campaign, which received an overwhelming response from various nationalities across the GCC, was held to draw in the best recipes passed down through generations.
Speaking about the competition and engaging target consumers online, Mr. Karthik Moorthy, Vice President, Nikai Group of Companies, said, “Our social ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018: Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, promises an action-packed week filled with entertainment options for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the Chinese New Year celebrations and for all movie enthusiast, there’s no place better than Roxy, the city’s only boutique cinema experience to catch all the Oscar nominated films.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Brief: Boxpark will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a series of performances, bound to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018: Alexander Kristoff recorded his first victory of the 2018 season and his first in UAE Team Emirates’ colours as the European Champion took home the final stage on the Tour of Oman, adding to his two previous victories on this stage in 2016 and 2017.
The Norwegian produced a thrilling display in the final sprint finish to take home the win ahead of his nearest rivals, Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Cycling Club), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana).
A five-man breakaway dominated the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa will return to the UAE this week as the former World Champion attempts to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Tour (21-25 February) alongside a first-class rider line up. Competing alongside the Portuguese legend will be Italian Champion Fabio Aru, who makes his team debut and reigning European Champion Alexander Kristoff, who returns to the UAE following his top 10 performance at the Dubai Tour.
The three superstars will be supported in their quest for the General Classification title by Italian trio ......read more
Discover an awesome celebration filled with festivities that welcome the Year of the Dog from 15-24 February
Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2018 – LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is gearing up to welcome Lunar New Year with a host of festive round-the-clock activities for the whole family.
From 15-24 February 2018, families visiting LEGOLAND Dubai will experience an authentic Lunar New Year Celebration with a Wishing Wall, a fun interactive Chinese New Year Trivia Wall, and ......read more