Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation
Think Science engaged over 50 private and public sector organizations, 450 mentors and 81 science experts to guide, support and assess participating youth and their projects
Abu Dhabi, UAE 24 March 2019 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation, and in partnership with the Ministry of Education and attendance of His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Municipality, 2019’s final Think Science Fair took place in Ajman University, the host sponsor in Ajman, with the participation of 160 ......read more
Dubai, UAE 23, March 2019: Seven days of sporting achievement, thousands of athletes and volunteers, dozens of events, countless displays of bravery, and millions of smiles.
As the final curtain falls on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the athletes, coaches, families and fans came together to not only celebrate successes on the field of play, but to also look forward to exciting future achievements.
Officials and dignitaries from the UAE and Special Olympics, including His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Khalfan Mohammad Al Mazrouei, Managing Director of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and the President of Liberia, George Weah, led the celebrations.
Held at Zayed Sports City, the spectacular Closing Ceremony featured amazing ......read more
Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Emirates Heritage Club
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019: Week 13 of the national show jumping competitions will kick this weekend – on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd - at the Emirates Heritage Club in Abu Dhabi. The show will be held under the sponsorship of Longines, Official Time Keeper and presenting partner of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League competitions.
Held in cooperation with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day show jumping competition will see riders jumping heights of up to 145cm in the club’s indoor sand arena.
This weekend features 11 action-packed classes - five on Friday and six on Saturday - for riders and horses of all levels. This national ......read more
Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren
Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2019: Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition. Now in its 48th year, the prestigious competition is organised by Emirates Post as part of the global activity of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations body that oversees the world’s post.
Since 1971, the UPU has invited young writers aged between 10-15 years old to write letters on a given theme to be in with a chance of winning exciting prizes. “Write a letter to your hero” is the inspirational theme of the 2019 competition, which ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019: UAE Team Emirates will take on the first ‘monument’ of the season this weekend as the team heads to Italy for the iconic Milan-Sanremo (23 March).
With a colossal 291km race ahead, the Emirati formation has opted for power duo, Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff to lead the charge. Gaviria makes his return to this race for the first time since 2017, where the young Colombian picked up a top five finish; crossing the line alongside his now team mate. Gaviria will hope to have a spring in his step, coming off the back off a blistering start to life in his new team’s colours. Kristoff on the other hand is somewhat a veteran of this race. The Norwegians expertise and experience has seen the 31-year-old secure top 10 finishes in each of his last six appearances here, ......read more
Dubai, UAE 20th March 2019: Some of the biggest names in world music will perform at the spectacular Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Taking place at Zayed Sports City on Thursday evening, the event will see global superstars Keala Settle and Nicole Scherzinger take to the stage.
The singer of mega-hit ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’, Keala has established herself as one of the world’s most popular contemporary pop acts.
American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, former Pussycat Doll and television personality Nicole Scherzinger is a hugely successful performer and as well as Global Ambassador for Special Olympics.
The Closing Ceremony will also feature the world premiere of the music video for the official song of ......read more
More than 100 coaches participate in the forum
March 20, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE -- More than 100 coaches from different football academies and Dubai clubs participated in the annual forum for coaches, which was organised by Dubai Sports Council under the supervision of top technical specialists and experts.
The four-day Annual Forum for Coaches, being organized for the sixth successive year, took place at Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club and came to a close on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. As part of the Forum, three training sessions were held throughout four days, comprising lectures and theoretical and practical workshops.
The first session was allocated for coaches of 13 to 18 years old, while the second session was dedicated for coaches of 6 to 12 years old and the third session was for goalkeeping coaches.
The lectures were ......read more
All mothers pay only AED50 to enter MOTIONGATE™ Dubai
Dubai, 19 March 2019: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is calling all hero moms to enjoy over 27 thrilling rides and attractions at Dubai Parks and Resorts this Mother’s Day for just AED 50. All moms, including adventure-seekers, foodies, adventure enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies and movie buffs, brace yourselves for an unforgettable day filled with thrills! MOTIONGATE™ Dubai features key rides and attractions inspired by 13 of Hollywood’s most memorable live action and animated films including The Smurfs, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Ghostbusters and The Hunger Games.
Moms, get ready to swoop past ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2019: When Gerald Mballe, 20-years-old, escaped his homeland for a better life, he never thought he would be representing his adopted nation at a global sporting event four years later.
This week, Mballe has been in the UAE playing for the Special Olympics Italy Football 7-a-side team as a Unified Partner at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Back in October 2014, a teenage Mballe fled the place he called home after war quickly escalated. His journey saw him cross the borders of Niger, Libya and Algeria before he was rescued on a boat by Italian authorities on 1 November 2015 – more than a year after he first set off.
Despite a tough start to life as a refugee in Italy, Mballe is now proud to call the country his home and resides in Torino. He even speaks the language and is ......read more
Dubai, UAE 19, March 2019: Some of the biggest names in the world of music will perform at the spectacular Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Taking place at Zayed Sports City on Thursday evening, the event will see regional superstars Rashed Al Majed, Waleed Al Shami and Hamad Al Ameri entertain a crowd of thousands at the landmark stadium.
The Closing Ceremony will also feature the world premiere of the music video for the official song of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, ‘Right ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2019: The Special Olympics UAE Football team continued its impressive winning streak by beating Korea in the team’s opening match of the second round 11-a-side football competition.
The UAE put on a dominant display to win 3-0 in front of home fans at Zayed Sports City. After a goalless first half, Abdullah Peerak opened the scoring in the 48th minute, before doubling the lead in the 54th minute. Khaled Al-Mazmi scored a further two goals with the final goal of the game hitting the back of the net in the 55th minute.
It was the UAE’s third consecutive triumph in a row at the competition. The team previously beat Jamaica 4-1 and South Africa 4-0 in the first stage.
Football made its debut at the World Games in 1986 and has become one of the largest sports on the program, featuring ......read more
Dubai, UAE 19 March 2019: There’ll be plenty of smiles in the Henaghan household when Team Great Britain Special Olympics judo athletes Daniel and Denise bring their medals home.
Daniel and his younger sister, Denise, won gold and bronze respectively in their judo division competition held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).
Sixteen-year-old Denise was awarded her medal on the first day of the judo competition, with older brother Daniel, 17, winning his on day four of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
“Being here in Abu Dhabi has been such a positive experience and such a great culture shock,” said Daniel, 17, who lives in Newcastle in the north east of England.
“I’ve being loving it all, and winning the gold means the experience has been even more ......read more
The first phase includes the ‘Dubai Creek: Birth of a City’ pavilion and the Perfume House
The Museum is a key tourist attraction that helps raise Dubai’s historic and cultural significance
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 March 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, announced that Al Shindagha Museum opens its doors to visitors in Q1 2019. The museum represents the first phase of the ambitious Dubai Historical District (DHD) project and was developed in collaboration between Dubai Culture which will manage the museum’s content and operations, Dubai Municipality (DM), and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).
Al Shindagha Museum is a ......read more
March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Emirati National Road Race and Time Trial Champion, Yousif Mirza, and team mate Kristijan Durasek took time out from their UCI WorldTour schedule to visit Abu Dhabi and lend their support to First Abu Dhabi Bank’s partnership with the Special Olympics World Games.
The duo attended the finals of the Men’s 10km Road Race at Yas Marina Circuit and met with members of the UAE Special Olympics Cycling Squad. Mirza and Durasek – who are no strangers to the challenging cycling conditions that the riders have faced this week – provided advice and encouragement to the team and also congratulated a number of the riders on their medal winning achievements.
Over the past three days the UAE Special Olympics men’s cycling team has picked up a number of medals across a series of ......read more
The Spanish driver almost lost out in the rain soaked, action packed season finale of the local racing series, but still topped the leaderboard overall with a total of 248 points
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, March 18, 2019: Yas Marina Circuit on Friday saw another outstanding day of local motorsport, as Spaniard Kepa Carmona sealed his victorious season in the TRD 86 Cup.
Despite garnering 20 points from Race 1 and crashing out in the lead of Race 2, this was enough to boost Carmona’s overall season points tally to 248, putting him at the top of the final driver standings for Season 5 of the single-make local racing championship.
Beating fellow Gold Class competitor Ahmad Al Moosa by only 6 points over the course of the championship, and last year’s winner Saif Al Ameri by 40 points, he was crowned TRD ......read more
Byline: Brendyn Monsorate, Bilal Hafeez and Christopher Swaminathan – three people of determination who are working as part of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 press office.
Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2019: Athletes from Papua New Guinea (PNG) enjoyed a clean sweep of medals at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
The sportsmen and women from the tiny Pacific Island nation made their presence felt after winning gold, silver and bronze in the shot-put competitions at the Dubai Police Stadium.
Sixteen-year-old Judy Jubilee Moi won a gold medal, with Grace Dindillo, 22, taking a silver in her contest, and 26-year-old Jason Jubilee completing a hat-trick of honors for PNG with bronze.
One of the smallest countries and teams competing in the World ......read more
Opportunity to represent the UAE at the World Cosplay Summit 2019 Championship Finals in Japan.
UAE-based cosplayers reveal the story behind their transformation into characters of films, books, comics and video games.
Alodia Gosiengfiao – cosplay star from the Philippines confirmed to attend MEFCC as Cosplay Judge.
Dubai, UAE, 18th March 2019: Dubai will soon set the stage for the ultimate showdown between fictional heroes and villains as the UAE edition of the World Cosplay Summit swoops into town.
Cosplay (literally costume-play) is the art of portraying a fictional character from a film, comic book, video game, anime (Japanese animation) or manga (Japanese comic book) through detailed costuming and make-up. The craft has a growing following in the UAE and involved the wearer ......read more
Experience the blockbuster action-packed indoor stunt and dance show
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has re-launched its hugely popular hit live show ‘Dabangg: Stunt Spectacular’ with more drama and action, themed around the Bollywood mega hit movie Dabangg.
Organised in a Bollywood-themed cinematic setting, the show features live stunts, explosions and dramatic song and dance sequences as Salman Khan’s famous character Police officer Chulbul Pandey risks everything to save the love of his life, Rajo. This power packed 22 minutes show will take the spectators on an adventure three times every day.
The Dabangg stunt show is part of the ......read more
Dubai - UAE 17 March 2019: The UAE’s Hamda Al Hosani will have to make room for another medal in her cabinet after winning gold in the 200m final at Special Olympics World Games.
At Dubai Police Stadium today, the 30-year-old sprinter crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 32.14 seconds. Canada’s Eva Bell who crossed the line at 34.81 seconds closely followed her.
There was more reason to celebrate for the UAE, with Hamda’s fellow Special Olympics UAE sprinter, Momena Shirdal, coming in third (36.42) during the same race and winning bronze.
The result comes as no surprise, with Hamda having dominated the track at various Special Olympic events. The Emirati sprinter, who is known for having more medals than Usain Bolt, has more than 15 medals to her name.
Hamda, who will compete in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: Russian Special Olympics Team powerlifter, Sergei Mukhligin, proved that determination, spirit and commitment pays off after he successfully lifted a huge 350-kilogram weight.
The 20-year-old’s feat of strength won him a silver medal in the squat competition, but his outpouring of emotion won him countless friends at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and around the globe.
Sergei jumped for joy and raced across the stage to embrace his coach immediately after squatting the second heaviest weight in his group contest. The wonderful moment was captured live on TV.
Amanjot Singh, from SO Bharat, won gold in the squat contest after lifting 385kg. SO Cout D’Ivorie athlete Krou Jean Martial Kouakou came third with a lift of 312.5kg.
The men’s powerlifting competition ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: Host nation, UAE, added another two gold medals to its tally as the unified female basketball team (division 1) and traditional female team (division 3) both overcame their opponents on day two of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
In front of a large crowd at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the unified female division 1 team beat Pakistan 23-7, whilst the traditional division 3 team beat Egypt 13-11.
The final whistle sparked frenzied celebrations from fans and player, Sherifa Saeed Al Yaqoubi, who was on the winning side against Egypt, could not hide her delight.
“This is an amazing victory for us,” said the 22-year-old. “We have all been preparing hard for the World Games and our training has paid off with this result. We are ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019: British cycling star Kiera Byland won a gold medal for Team GB in her opening race at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
The 20-year-old athlete was first across the finish line in the women’s 15-kilometer Road Race Final held at Yas Marina Circuit.
Kiera, who comes from the north-west of England, was delighted with her performance after completing the race in 24 minutes and 24 seconds.
The Team GB athlete saw off competition from Germany’s Heike Naujoks and Spain’s Elena Hernandez to seal the victory.
A delighted Kiera put her victory down to months of hard training and preparation ahead of the World Games.
“I said to my teammates ‘I hope I do really well in my first race’ and then, obviously, I’ve done really good,” said ......read more
Dubai, UAE 16 March 2019: Mahmoud Jarour wants to win a gold medal in bocce at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 – and when he does, he hopes to personally give it to the leaders of the UAE.
The Emirati athlete is well on his way to achieving his goal after winning his opening two games in the men’s singles competition, played at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) today (16 March).
“I am very happy and proud to be part of Special Olympics here in Abu Dhabi,” said Mahmoud, who attended the second day of the World Games with his sister, Amal.
If his dream of winning gold in the final comes true, he plans to hand the medal over to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and to H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown ......read more
Five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for exceptional work
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Abu Dhabi, 16 March 2019: The 13th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the winners for 2018/19, with five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for their exceptional literary and intellectual publications. The Award is presented annually to outstanding writers, intellectuals and publishers, as well as emerging talents whose writing and translation in the humanities field enriches Arab intellectual, cultural, literary and social life.
Moroccan writer and novelist Bensalem Himmich’s autobiography The Self - Between Existence and Creation (Le Centre Culturel Du Livre, 2018) won the “Literature” category ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declares Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 open
Performance of official World Games Abu Dhabi anthem by global music stars and arrival of Flame of Hope watched by thousands in stadium and millions live on global TV
Parade of Athletes from record number of nations, accompanied by Special Olympics Chairman Dr Timothy Shriver, Heads of State, VIPs, celebrities and representatives of the Special Olympics movement, met with huge applause as they entered arena
Dubai, UAE, 16, March 2019: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the start of Special Olympics World Games 2019 at a spectacular Opening Ceremony at Zayed Sports City on Wednesday.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the ......read more
February 05, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Australian No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is expected to be a strong contender for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy when play gets underway on 17th February. She climbed to a new career high of 14 after the Australian Open, following victory over then world No. 1 Simona Halep on the way to her second successive Sydney final, which was followed by a win over Maria Sharapova in Melbourne that earned her a place in the quarter-finals of her home Grand Slam. On both occasions it took the spectacular talents of Petra Kvitova to end her run.
Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019: February 4th, 2019 marks the beginning of Facebook's 15th year, a day where it historically celebrated the millions of connections that happen between friends on the platform all around the world. Since its founding in 2004, friendships have always been core to what Facebook is all about and today, the hope is that everyone takes time to reflect on and celebrate those friendships. To celebrate the importance of connections with friends, starting on February 4, people on Facebook may see their Together in Friendship personalized video in their News ......read more
Three Seconds between Rashid and his nearest competitor as he powers ahead of the pack to achieve victory at Adria Karting Raceway
Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 5, 2019: The talented young Emirati karting driver Rashid Al Dhaheri carried out a magnificent and convincing victory during the final of the Mini class at Adria Karting Raceway. The race culminated with Rashid surging ahead of the competition to put a huge three-second gap between himself and the pack of drivers chasing him. This decisive victory placed him first out of 86 drivers from 30 countries with Parolin ......read more
Top twelve participants to compete for grand prize
Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019: Voting for the third edition of the annual Talentology 2019 where twelve entrants are competing for the grand prize in two categories has commenced to support young talent and stimulate growth in the creative industry.
The six selected entrants in the Kids Category include Tarah Retnaraj, Jasryl Mignonette Salvador, Vishnu Badrinath, Danisha Keyla Azzahra, Ella Etemovic McKean and Charles Henry A. Llandelar.
In the Adults Category, the talents selected include the Diversity Dance Crew, ......read more
The First and Only Beauty Pageant in the UAE
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2019: On the 8th March 2019, Dubai will host the UAE’s first beauty Pageant. The event will take place aboard the Queen Elizabeth II ship, and will feature the most beautiful and talented ladies from 15 post-USSR countries.
The competition is in its 5th year running, and industry experts have been carefully selected as judges. The grueling process of selecting the right judges took months as it requires someone well-rounded in their experience and objective in their decision-making.
Ferhat Kacmaz ......read more
February 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
The UAE’s Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi with his speedy mare, ‘Cha Cha Cha 7’, was crowned the cup of Grand Prix during the second edition of H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W). The four-day event that was held in the indoor arena of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, ran alongside an international two-star championship (CSI2*), as well as a young horses’ category for horses between 6-7 years old (CSIYH1*); a children’s category for 12–14-year-olds (CSIOCH); a junior ......read more
Three titles in each category contend for prize in the 13th edition of the Award
Abu Dhabi, 04 February 2019: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has revealed the titles that have made the shortlist for the ‘Literature’ and ‘Literary & Art Criticism’ categories for the 13th edition of the Award, following the Scientific Committee meeting last week.
The Literature shortlist consists of three titles out of 13 longlisted titles, while the Literary & Art Criticism’ shortlist consists of three out of 9 titles selected ......read more
The event was held at the Etihad Museum in presence of a number of VIPs, museum directors and thought leaders and experts from across the world
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture); the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, in collaboration with the Institut Français in the UAE, successfully concluded the 2019 edition of the ‘Night of Ideas’, at Etihad Museum.
The event, themed ‘Facing Our Time’, was attended by VIPs, including Sheikha Nawar Al Qasimi, Director of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 3 February 2019. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the region’s Leading Theme Park, welcomed the Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Ni Jian, on Friday February 1st, to raise the curtain on the park’s exciting Chinese New Year celebrations.
After a welcome note from Bianca Sammut, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Ambassador took part in traditional Chinese rituals such as ‘dotting of the eyes’ and ‘plucking the greens’ before the start of the entertainment program. Festivities at the Ferrari-branded theme park commenced with a ......read more
February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Ahmad AlRayyes, Chief Commercial Officer, DXB Entertainments and Jin Lei, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, inaugurated the official opening of the ‘Hala China’ Chinese Festive Market at Riverland™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East.
This is the second authentic Chinese New Year celebration at Riverland™ Dubai, featuring traditional cultural performances, including ......read more
Mandolin maestro U Rajesh headlined the concert held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.
DUBAI – February 3, 2019: Masters of Indo-Arab-Western music weaved an auditory canvas of cultural harmony at Global Fusion 2019 concert hosted by Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors in Dubai. The 15th edition of Alpen Capital’s Global Fusion was presented to its clients and select invitees at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.
This year’s Global Fusion, themed ‘Splendor of Strings’, featured an eclectic set of musicians from around ......read more
New annual award honours individuals and institutions for their humanitarian work in the sports sector
February 03, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE : The nominations for the inaugural Sports Fingerprint Award (Limitless Abilities), a joint initiative of the Dubai Sports Council and Watani Al Emarat Foundation, is open now and individuals and organisations, who spread positive values in society through their humanitarian initiatives in the sports sector, have until May 6 to file their papers for the honour.
In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al ......read more
February 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Registration for the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s futsal and volleyball qualifying will come to a close this Tuesday and the organising committee has urged interested teams to hurry or risk disappointment.
The registration for the qualifying tournament, which opened on January 16, will close on February 5, but teams will have time until February 12 to register their players. The futsal qualifiers will start from February 26 at Al Manara Indoor Sports Hall in Umm Suqeim, while the volleyball qualifiers will start on March 4 at Nad Al Sheba ......read more
Bathurst 12 Hour kicks off Bentley’s 2019 race season
Bentley Motorsport’s fifth year in Australian endurance race
Continental GT3 ready to deliver on potential in Centenary year
Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019: Bentley Motorsport embarks on a landmark racing campaign as the world’s most sought-after luxury car brand when it competes in the season-opening Bathurst 12 Hour for the fifth time.
The opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) signals the first competitive outing in Bentley’s centenary year for the second-generation ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019: In his second bunch sprint finish of the Vuelta a San Juan, UAE Team Emirates’ fast man Fernando Gaviria took a well-earned win, doubling his tally of 2019 victories after only four days of competitive racing. The Colombian sprinter continued his run of fine form, building on his opening stage success last Sunday.
This time, the 24-year-old saw off three-time world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) to claim the honours and close the gap on the top spot in the race for the General Classification (GC).
It was a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019: Emirati all-rounder, Yousif Mirza, heads to Europe with 11 of his team mates in their first set of races for the 2019 season, as they take on Challenge Mallorca, a four day competition from January 31 to February 3.
Four seven-man teams will be guided by Sports Director Marco Marzano (Italy) and Technical Assistant Paolo Tiralongo (Italy) across four different one day races:
Trofeo Ses Salines, Campos, Porreres, Felanitx (176.9km), January 31:
Fabio Aru (Italy), Alexander Kristoff (Norway), Vegard Stake Laengen (Norway), ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019: Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council - Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of Sharjah, the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship (CSI5*W) begins today. The Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, in cooperation with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF) and under the supervision of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), have organized the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup as a ......read more
A Joint Initiative Between the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and Art Dubai Set Up to Support and Promote Saudi Artistic Talent
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019: The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai announce today London-based Saudi Arabian artist Daniah Alsaleh as the winner of the second edition of the Ithra Art Prize.
The initiative was launched in 2017 by Ithra in partnership with Art Dubai, the aim of Ithra Art Prize is to support and promote emerging Saudi contemporary artists on a truly global platform.
All Saudi and Saudi-based ......read more
BOUNCE Rawdah has witnessed 30 million jumps in its first month, resulting in more than 10 million calories being burnt.
January 30, 2019: The female community of Riyadh are swarming into the world’s first ladies only trampoline park and have embraced a fun, new fitness trend.
BOUNCE Rawdah opened its doors to the public in December, following a special launch night, and has witnessed over 30 million jumps and 10 million carbs being burnt in its first month.
The trampoline park and entertainment group, which was endorsed by the GEA shortly before ......read more
Ring in the Lunar New Year with a special LEGO® mosaic building activity, a wishing wall and themed dishes for the entire family from 5-16 February 2019
Dubai, 29 January 2019 – LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, will put the light in ‘delightful’ this February, as it sets the stage to usher in the Lunar New Year with a number of festive activities for the entire family to enjoy.
From 5 – 16 February 2019, families can celebrate one of the oldest festivals in the world ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019: The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has signed a partnership with Prometheus Medical as Official Supplier, that will ensure crucial access to medical support for People of Determination at the upcoming World Games.
A British corporation with regional headquarters in the UAE, Prometheus Medical has extensive experience in the field that has seen them become a leading provider of knowledge transfer, capability development and train-and-equip programs.
As the designated medical ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019: After launching Fernando Gaviria’s sprint finish, which enabled UAE Team Emirates to claim a win on day one of the Vuelta a San Juan, Simone Consonni was rewarded with his own podium place when he finished second, just behind Stage 2 winner Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
During Stage 2, the peloton was tasked with climbing up and over the Punta Negra three times and on the final 2.5km decent Alaphilippe was able to escape the pack. However Consonni, who had withstood a series of attacks on the climbs, fought off the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019: The UAE National Girls’ Team A have increased their lead at the top of the points table with a 2-1 win over second-placed Du LaLiga HPC Girls in Week 9 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship.
The win allowed UAE National Girls’ Team A to maintain their unbeaten record in the Girls’ Under 18 category and take their tally to 15 points from five games, while Du LaLiga HPC Girls remain on 9 points.
The UAE National Girls’ Team B, without a win since their 1-0 triumph over FC Academy Just Play ......read more
Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup International will be held at the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club
What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League
When: Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Thursday, January 31st from 8:30am – 8:30pm; Friday, February 1st from 8:30am – 10:00pm & Saturday, February 2nd from 8:30am – 9:00pm
Where: Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club
Parking: Free parking within walking distance to the main arena
Dubai, UAE, January ......read more
More than 40,000 spectators at Zayed Sports City and millions of viewers worldwide will celebrate the official start of the World Games in less than 50 days’ time
People with intellectual disabilities are the creative force developing the performances, playing a pivotal role in the creation and staging of the event
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019: In less than 50 days, on 14 March, the eyes of the entire world will be firmly fixed on Abu Dhabi as the UAE sends a message of inclusion to people across the globe with a spectacular Opening Ceremony for Special ......read more
UAE riders take lead for the Nation Cup in the categories of Children, Juniors and Young riders
Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019: Germany’s Philipp Weishaupt and his horse ‘Catokia 2’ won the Sharjah Grand Prix presented by Longines at the conclusion of the 19th Sharjah International Show Jumping Championship (CSI3*), which was held under the guidance of Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council - Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of Sharjah. The ......read more
Festival set to welcome host of remarkable women whose achievements have paved the way for womankind
Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019) will celebrate women who have stood at the crossroads of history, and changed the world with their fearlessness, ambition and incredible drive to succeed, in fields ranging from politics to science to business.
The programme includes the director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign, Jennifer Palmieri, using her insights to empower ......read more
Dubai Courts and the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department in the inauguration of the tournament
The 20-team draw ceremony represents government entities and institutions
The tournament will take place on DJI's stadium from 4 February – 12 March
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28th January 2019: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) announced that this year's ‘7th DJI Football Tournament 2019’ will be under the theme of ‘Tolerance Tournament,’ in line with the ‘Year of Tolerance’ initiative announced by HH Sheikh ......read more
Oli Thompson beats Roman Wehbe by way of knock out in the main event
Emirati Ahmed Al Darmaki wins his first MMA fight by TKO in the first round.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27th January, 2019: Britain’s ‘Strongest Man’ and UFC veteran, Oli Thompson and Team Nogueira Dubai’s Roman Wehbe met in the cage at Abu Dhabi Warriors® 5 to determine who is the best 205-pound fighter of the night on Saturday at Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi. After two hard rounds, Oli Thompson defeated Roman Wehbe in the main event of the night via TKO.
Oli Thompson (18-6-0, 8 KOs) ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2019: All eyes will be on Australian Open champion and new world No. 1 Naomi Osaka when the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships gets underway in just three weeks’ time.
Her rapid climb to the very top of the game has been nothing short of astonishing. Last year when she competed in Dubai she was ranked a modest 48, but immediately after losing in the quarter-finals she took her first steps to super stardom by winning the Indian Wells title, and just a few months later she stunned the tennis world, and her opponent in the final Serena Williams, by ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 27 January 2019: The women’s final of the Australian Open saw current US Open champion Naomi Osaka battle with two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, with both players vying for their first Australian Open title and the world No.1 ranking for the taking.
Prior to the match, the Emirates suite played host to a mix of celebrities, Skywards members and VIP guests, showcasing the same superior hospitality that is synonymous with the Emirates onboard experience.
During the Australian Open, Emirates will showcase its commitment to families with the newly ......read more
Chinese-inspired delicacies, authentic market, dragon dances, traditional shows and colourful decorations mark the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations
Dubai, UAE, 27 January 2019: Get ready to be transported to the vibrant streets of Mainland China with a spectacular line-up of entertainment and activities planned at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East and the go-to venue to celebrate Chinese New Year in Dubai.
Guests can enjoy a host of traditional activities at Riverland™ Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ ......read more
The first competition of its kind to include robotics, programming and technology innovation all under one roof
Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019: The Ministry of Education is gearing up for the launch of its Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIR) series competition this Sunday, 27 January 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi with the participation of more than 1,500 students from across the UAE competing to represent the UAE at three international competitions in USA and Australia. This year’s AIR series competition marks a milestone for the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019: Al Wasl reaches 21 points in the U14 category in Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship after beating City FC 6 – 1. The game held at Dubai Sports City was a vital one, as now only three points stand between Al Wasl and Spanish Soccer Schools for the first place position.
In the U18 category held at Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club, du LaLiga HPC won 3 – 0 against Precor FC, while City FC won against Barcelona Academy 4 – 1 and Al Nujoom had a major win against AS Roma 9 – 1.
In the U16 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019: US Open champion Naomi Osaka has set her sights on adding the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her list of tournament triumphs next month.
As she moves into the quarter finals in the Australian Open, she will be full of confidence when she returns to the venue that launched her on the path to super stardom. Her run to the 2018 quarter-finals in Dubai proved to be the inspiration she needed to begin her fantastic rise up the rankings. When she competed in Dubai a year ago she was ranked a modest 48, but she impressed everyone with her ......read more
22 January, 2019, Dubai, UAE: British youngster Alex Connor will race with British F4 Team Champions for the 2019 season.
14-year-old Alex, will be one of the youngest drivers in British F4 history when he makes his debut for the Arden team this season.
Alex is a UAE born, racing driver, who started racing in November 2013 in the Sodi World Series (SWS) Junior Cup at Dubai Kartdrome.
After making his karting debut, he spent the following two seasons competing in the UAE's Rotax Micromax and IAME X30 Cadet championships, before graduating into the X30 ......read more
The New Logo Reflects the Important Role of The Digital Media Today
Maitha Buhumaid: Dubai Press Club is harnessing all resources to support media outlets in keeping abreast with the latest developments in the media field.
Mohammed Al Hammadi: We are open to working with all media institutions and partners in the country.
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019: The Board of Directors of the UAE Journalists Association unveiled the Association’s new logo and brand identity on Monday at a press conference held at the Dubai Press Club. The event also saw the launch of an ......read more
Janika Sprunger Wins Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix and Italian Rider, Paolo Paini comes in 2nd
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019: Janika Sprunger, the Swiss rider and her horse Bacardi VDL won the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix, the biggest award in Dubai Show Jumping Championship. The Championship, which took place from 16-19 January 2019, is organized by Dubai Equestrian Club and hosted by Emirates Equestrian Centre in collaboration with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF) under the supervision of International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI).
The ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019: The 2019 Tour Down Under ends successfully for the riders of UAE Team Emirates, who got their season off to a flying start by taking the overall team classification in the first UCI World Tour Race of the year.
The team rode consistently well from the first stage until the last, wrapping up a hard fought tour on the iconic climb of Willunga Hill. Three riders from the team, directed by Neil Stephens, made the top spots- exceeding the high expectations established beforehand. Diego Ulissi arrived at the top of Willunga Hill in eighth place just ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019: The Belgium 20-year-old, Jasper Philipsen, a new signing for the team this season, only needed five days of racing to take his first win in UAE Team Emirates colours. That came in Strathalbyn, Australia after 149.5km of racing from Glenelg in the Tour Down Under’s fifth stage.
Philipsen was not the first rider over the line, instead it was Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal). However, the jury relegated Ewan to the back of the pack for an irregular sprint and gave the honours to Philipsen, second over the line.
“It’s an ......read more
Writers’ workshop is held in Sharjah, the World Book Capital for 2019, and led by acclaimed Arab writers Iman Humaydan and Muhsin al-Ramli with new support of Department of Culture — Sharjah Government
Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019: This week, a group of eight emerging Arab authors gathered in Sharjah to take part in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s annual Nadwa. The workshop, which ran from 8th to 15th January, brought together writers from Iraq, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Syria and the UAE. The workshop was sponsored by the Department of Culture ......read more
Dubai, January 17, 2019: Dubai-based international athlete Sarra Lajnef has added to her impressive list of accolades the Women Leadership Award from the World Women Leadership Congress for her outstanding personal achievements and resolute determination in pursuit of sporting excellence.
Sarra’s inspirational accomplishments came to the attention of the Middle East Women Leadership Awards committee after an extensive research process, which resulted in a shortlist of individuals who ‘are doing extraordinary things’. Shortlisted names were then put forward to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019: World No. 1 Simona Halep is eagerly looking forward to making a return to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the first time in three years when play kicks off next month.
The Dubai Duty Free WTA Player Ambassador heads an incredible field that includes all but one of the top 10 as she seeks to regain the title she last claimed in 2015. Since then she has risen to the very summit of the game and become a Grand Slam champion.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Simona Halep to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships,” ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019: In line with its strategy of promoting arts and culture in the Sultanate, Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's leading Integrated Tourism Complex, hosted a photography exhibition titles "Layers of Oman". Focusing on the rich heritage, lifestyle and nature of ancient Oman, the exhibition showcased some of Oman’s proudest moments and achievements.
Layers of Oman provides a compelling insight of Oman's past and present. It is a glimpse of its own - a raw, yet brave and authentic reflection of a genuine fusion between its people, land ......read more
Majestic musical by Ornina Arts and acclaimed director Nasser Ibrahim
14th January 2019, Dubai, UAE: Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, now hosts three performances every night of Scheherazade, a grand scale musical production of the classic tale of intrigue and adventure, produced by Ornina Arts Events and directed by the legendary Nasser Ibrahim. It plays daily, except Fridays, until 3rd February 2019.
The plot of this timeless tale that encompasses ......read more
UAE’s Own Almarri Wins Prestigious Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019: This year’s edition of the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show has drawn to a spectacular close with the UAE winning the prestigious CSI4* Longines Al Shira’aa Grand Prix. The two-round class concluded with a crowning ceremony, where the cup winner was awarded €15,500 (25% of the total prize pool of €62,000).
30 riders competed in the first round on a daring course that had 150-160 cm jumps. Eight riders made it to the second round, where only ......read more
12 January 2019, Abu Dhabi: The UAE Pro League Committee has become an official media partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today.
The agreement will support efforts to raise awareness of the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event with football fans across the UAE.
Being held between 14-21 March, Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will see 7,500 athletes from a record 192 countries participate in the most unified Games in the 50-year history of the Special ......read more
Eco-Friendly luxury children’s furniture company, Lifetime Kidsroom opens a brand new store in Mercato Mall, Dubai, UAE
Dubai, UAE - January 12, 2019 - The 47 year-old global Danish brand, Lifetime Kidsroom is opening their new flagship store in the UAE in Dubai’s Mercato Mall on Friday, January 11, 2019. The Danish Ambassador, H.E. Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin, will do the honors at the Ribbon cutting ceremony set to begin at 1pm and end at 5pm.
With over four decades manufacturing high-quality furniture children’s bedroom, and over 400 stores ......read more
Season opener with 15 race cars from Audi Sport customer racing
Eight Audi R8 LMS for GT3 and one for GT4
Six Audi RS 3 LMS in TCR category
Dubai, January 10, 2019 – Never before has Audi Sport customer racing’s representation in the UAE been as strong as this year at the Hankook 24H Dubai. A record 15 of the 77 race cars in the field are sporting the Four Rings on their hoods and will be on the grid in the GT3, GT4 and TCR classes.
“The 24 Hours of Dubai is an outstanding club sport event,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th January 2019: Team Z7’s Shane Breen landed the €25,000 Meadow Court Stud Presents Grand Prix Qualifier, the feature class on the opening day of the CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show yesterday with Can Ya Makan.
Shane Breen continues his run of spectacular form after landing the four star Grand Prix in Liverpool, England and victory in the Champagne Taittinger 150cm class at London’s Olympia in December.
Breen, who has won the class for the second consecutive year, will now go through to the €62,000 Longines Al ......read more