16 finalists vie for honours for 13 weeks at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village
DUBAI, 16th December 2017: The 13th edition of Al Meydan Program and 18th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah kicked off at Al Meydan Fort at Global Village with the second episode producing some exhilarating performances on Friday 16th December night which began amid the back drop an explosion of dazzling fireworks.
Organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive heritage sports, 16 finalists are vying for the grand prize of AED 1 million and the Fazza Youlah Championship Cup over 13 rounds of the competition every Friday at 9pm. Held at HHC’s Heritage Village at Dubai’s Global Village, the qualifying rounds saw the participation of 411 contestants, prior to the launch of ......read more
December 16, 2017, Dubai, UAE: Dubai fan favourite Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017 at the Hamdan Sports Complex tonight, frustrated by his failure to recapture the sparkling form that swept him to four tour titles this season.
Again plagued by inconsistency and unsure strokes, India’s top gun fell in straight games to Chou Tien Chen who, like Kidambi, was under pressure, also have lost his opening Group B match yesterday. The do-or-die battle looked to be heading towards a decider – with Kidambi ahead 17-14 – when he suddenly slumped into an error-strewn patch of play, gifting four consecutive points to his appreciative rival. Chou seized full advantage and went on to take the honours, 21-18 21-18.
Ruing his demise, the vanquished 24-year-old reflected on his ......read more
MK Fencing Academy’s International Epee Cup to see the world’s best in action at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex this weekend
Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017: Some of the world’s top fencers, including Romanian legend Ana Maria Popescu, two-time World Champion Nikolai Novosjolov and reigning women’s world No1 Julia Beljajeva, will be in Dubai this weekend, regaling fans with their mastery of the sword at the 6th MK Fencing Academy International Epee Cup.
Defending women’s champion Popescu, who returned from the Rio Olympics with a team gold, has won the World Cup series a record three times and picked up an individual silver at the 2008 Beijing Games. The 33-year-old has also won two World team titles.
Estonian Novosjolov, 37, won the men’s epee gold at the 2010 and 2013 World Championships ......read more
140 films from near and far brought cinephiles, film fans and industry professionals together
Final day recognises excellence in regional filmmaking with Muhr Awards announced
Dubai, 14 December 2017: Eight days of DIFF’s trademark silver-screen magic closed today with an epic Closing Night Gala, marking the close of the 14th edition of the Festival. DIFF took over the city between 6 – 13 December with screenings of 140 films from globally acclaimed filmmakers and regional talent, and unparalleled industry networking opportunities and insights from the best in the business today. Continuing to raise the profile of Arab film on an international stage, the renowned film festival hosted a diverse selection of galas, special presentations, live performances, red carpet events and informative industry ......read more
58 award winners announced at the MEPRA Awards
INFINITI Middle East with TBWA RAAD, OMD and Four Communications Group win Best Integrated Campaign of the year
Etihad Airways wins in-house team of the year
December 14, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The region’s public relations industry gathered last night in Dubai to celebrate the 9th annual Middle East Public Relations Association Awards,
Weber Shandwick MENA won the coveted Agency of the Year award. INFINITI Middle East with TBWA RAAD, OMD and Four Communications Group won the Best Integrated Campaign of the year for the "Together for a world first" campaign, while Etihad Airways won the In-House Team of the Year.
Overall, 58 campaigns and individuals won for their creativity, innovation and execution, with Hill and ......read more
The musical event witnessed participation of over 600 students
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 13th 2017: Dubai City rolled out the red carpet for Brooklyn Melodies Music Center as students of all ages performed their much-loved arts – playing music, ballet and dance. The musical event which runs from December 11th to 15th at City Walk Dubai witnessed participation of over 600 students.
“This has been true community collaboration and we are very excited about this event. At Brooklyn Melodies Music Center, we are committed to showcasing the talent of young musicians and there couldn’t have been a better platform than this. The musical event not only offers our students an opportunity to perform before a live audience, but also serves as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these all of them,” ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; December 13, 2017 – Masdar Park at Masdar City has reopened with even more family attractions, further enhancing the city’s image as a popular community destination.
The expanded park, now double in size at 2,500 square metres, includes more F&B outlets, a children’s playground, music wall, sports facilities and design installations themed on sustainability.
Open daily from 09:00-22:00, Masdar Park is also hosting music, games and other community activities on weekends until The Festival at Masdar City on January 19-20, a fun-filled sustainability-themed celebration held at the end of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
Besides great food, refreshments and an expanded play area, visitors can enjoy the 2.5km-long Al Mamsha trail ......read more
Gideon/Sukamuljo and Chen Qingchen take top honours
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017: Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and China’s Chen Qingchen walked away with the Player of the Year honours in the male and female category respectively at the Players’ Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai last night.
The Indonesians, winners of six World Superseries titles this year, won the vote of the Awards Commission ahead of three other nominees – Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, India’s Kidambi Srikanth and China’s Zheng Siwei. The awards recognise the year’s most outstanding players and are held on the eve of the Dubai World Superseries Finals.
“It’s not often that doubles players get the attention ahead of singles, so it was ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2017: We are opening entries for all talented photographers from across the region to participate in Splash competition for choosing 12 images for Splash 2018 calendar.
Splash will select 12 winners , 12 images , each winner will get 3000$ and his selected image will be in Splash 2018 calendar
Splash invites you to add your name to fashion's illustrious hall of fame.
Shoot and submit your best Fashion Portrait on the concept 'In Love With Fashion' for a once in a lifetime chance to feature as the winning photo in the Splash Calendar 2018.
Fame, fortune and fashion await you. Go on. Make your year.
Dubai, December 12, 2017: UAE-based Russian teen actor and singer-songwriter Polina Butorina released her debut album, titled ‘Ocean of Emotions’, in Dubai. The anthology of 10 original English songs are written and sung by the 15-year-old student of Raffles International School Dubai.
The album was launched simultaneously with the premiere of the recent Hollywood motion picture ‘Maximum Impact’, in which Polina played a main role. The album’s three tracks – ‘Higher Than the Sky’, ‘I Want to Be Free’ and ‘Like Thunder’ were part of the movie’s soundtrack.
Launching the album, Polina said, “The album explores the idea of love in its different appearances. The main concept revolves around that universal feeling – ......read more
Dubai, 11 December 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the opening of the registration in Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018.
The first in the series: Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah (lures) will kick-start on the 2nd until the 15 of January 2018. The following falconry tournament: Fakhr Al Ajyal will take place from the 1st till the 15th of February 2018. Contestants willing to participate this season can register by going directly to the F3 parking area at Global Village in Dubai.
This year, the qualification system for the championships, which are organized annually by HHC and are hosted in their established dedicated location in Ruwyya, Dubai, has completely changed to direct “win” matches.
With this regard Ms. Souad Ibrahim ......read more
Mohamed Ismail Laouti’s The Syrians nominated to progress to the next round of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Dubai, 11th December, 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival, renowned for its ongoing support of local and international cinema, and its commitment to recognising and rewarding incredible filmmaking talent, presents the Robert Bosch Stiftung – the latest initiative to grace the Festival’s 14th edition.
Each year the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for international cooperation to teams of upcoming German and Arab filmmakers to realise a joint film project. The prizes are awarded across three categories; short animation, short fiction and feature documentary – with the winner receiving an award of 60,000 Euros. More than just a prize-giving ......read more
Rob Reiner, Sverrir Gudnason, Ser’Darius Blain and Madison Iseman grace the Madinat red carpets
Madinat Souk abuzz during Q&A with Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin
Dubai, 10 December 2017: Saturday at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) showcased works of adventure and action, beginning with the political drama ‘Shock and Awe’ from Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, producer and director Rob Reiner, at the Madinat Arena. The afternoon gala followed, bringing with it family fun as castmates Ser’Darius Blain and Madison Iseman attended the screening of ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’.
Over at the Souk Madinat Theatre, doors opened with the wondrous journey of ‘Ana and Bruno’. Audiences were then taken courtside with the afternoon ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 9, 2017: Academy Award winner, Hollywood actress and IWC Schaffhausen Ambassador Cate Blanchett presented the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award to Haifaa Al Mansour from Saudi Arabia for her project, “Miss Camel”. The award ceremony was held at the IWC “For the Love of Cinema” gala event in the One&Only Royal Mirage’s Arabian Court during the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The winner received a grant of USD 100,000 for her project and an IWC Da Vinci Automatic 36 with a blue dial (Ref. IW458312) from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer.
The IWC “For the Love of Cinema” gala was presented by IWC brand ambassador and TV personality Raya Abirached and TV presenter Wissam Breidy. Among the celebrities attending were IWC brand ambassadors Sonam ......read more
Legend of stage and screen Sir Patrick Stewart thrilled fans with ‘In Conversation’ at Souk Madinat
Red carpets featured tales from the across the globe, from the Australian outback and the Arabian Gulf to post-war England and Soviet Russia
Luis Fonsi raised the roof with his hits at the Global Gift Gala
Dubai, 9 December 2017: December 8th saw cinema take over the city once again with another day of red carpets and storytelling adventures at DIFF. A triple-bill of screenings at the Madinat Arena opened with the Children’s Gala ‘Ferdinand’, from renowned Brazilian director, Carlos Saldanha. The journey continued with critically praised ‘The Death of Stalin’, with film talent Olga Kurylenko and Adrian Mcloughlin attending the film’s MENA premiere. Award-winning ......read more
Empire will distribute Synergy Films’ lineup exclusively in the Middle-East.
The lineup includes a minimum of 9 movies to be released in 2018 with an ultimate goal of 1 Million admissions
Synergy Films will be the sole acquisition agent of Empire International for Egyptian films.
Dubai, December 7th, 2017: Empire International and Synergy Films have today announced a new partnership agreement under which Empire will be the sole distributor of Synergy Films’ lineup of movies in the Middle-East, while Synergy will be the sole acquisition agent of Empire International for Egyptian films.
The announcement was made at a press conference hosted in collaboration with the Dubai International Film Festival and attended by Empire’s Chairman of the Board and CEO Mario Georges Haddad, President ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017: With the busy festive and new year period just around the corner, it’s an exciting time for the whole family. It can be lovely to experience the season through the eyes of your child, but all the excitement and changes of routine can lead to many little ones – who used to sleep perfectly through the night – regressing in their sleep habits and an army of tired parents reaching for the coffee. Or perhaps you are a parent whose little love has never slept soundly through the night and you are determined to make 2018 the year of excellent sleep for everyone involved!
Parenting experts the world over agree that one of the key components to encouraging your baby or toddler to drift swiftly into the land of nod is establishing a predictable bath and bedtime routine. By ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017: To celebrate the end of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Nissan surprised football fans on their way to a match by challenging them to put their playing skills and knowledge of Europe’s biggest club competition to the test.
Teaming up with former stars and UCL legends Marcel Desailly and Mario Basler, Nissan took to the streets of London and Munich to find fans who would have what it takes to not only answer a series of tough questions on the history of the UEFA Champions League but also test their football skills against Nissan’s formidable Crossover the New X-Trail.
Those fans capable of rising to the challenge won tickets to the matchday 6 crucial final group games at both Chelsea and FC Bayern München.
Nissan announced a three-year extension to its ......read more
Sir Patrick Stewart, Cate Blanchett, Wahid Hamid, Irrfan Khan, Hend Sabri and Sonam Kapoor, amongst the stars who walked the DIFF Opening Carpet Youssra, Mona Wassef, Aida Riad, Abdel Rahman Abu Zahra, Safeya Al Omary, Ahmed Helmy, Ahmad Ezz, Menna Shalaby, Olga Kurylenko, Claes Bang, Vanessa Williams also in attendance, shining a spotlight on global cinema
Dubai, 7 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival opened its doors with a star-studded Opening Gala at the Madinat Jumeirah on December 6th. Local, regional and international talent graced the red carpet on the inaugural night of the eight-day festival for the MENA premiere of Scott Cooper’s Western masterpiece, ‘Hostiles’, starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. The film was the first of more than 140 works from 51 countries ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017: The 2017-2018 Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club season moves into top gear when the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club hosts the prestigious 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International this month.
Officially presented by Maserati – Premier Motors, the tournament starts on Sunday, December 10 and culminates in the grand final on Friday, December 22.
The Emirates Open is widely regarded as one of the region’s most important polo events as it attracts some of the world’s top professional players.
Five leading teams will compete in the 14 goal handicap level tournament which was first held in 2000.
Teams participating in this year’s Emirates Open are the Maserati Polo Team, Habtoor Polo Team, Desert Palm Polo Team, Abu Dhabi Polo Team and UAE Polo ......read more
Three of the Maldives luxury resorts Amilla Fushi, Huvafen Fushi and Finolu offering blissful vacations
Favorite brand to the stars, Issa with House of Fraser to debut its latest collection
Fine Jewellery Label INTISARS Debuts on the Red Carpet
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017: As Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) gears up to celebrate its 14th edition (6-13 December),the team at the DIFF VIP lounge are busy once again preparing to welcome the celebrity guests in their usual luxurious style. Back for its sixth year, the lounge has brought on board luxury wine and spirits boutique Le Clos as the hospitality host serving up drinks from brands such as Patron, Macallan and Aperol in a glamorous bar area fit for celebrities and VIP guests . They will also be introducing their boutique gin range as well as a selection of fine ......read more
14th Festival will welcome incredible lineup of films and stars with 140 works screened over eight days
Dubai Film Market brings exceptional opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking with 28 industry talks, panel discussions, masterclasses and events
Tickets on sale now at www.diff.ae, VOX at Mall of the Emirates, Madinat Theatre and Madinat Arena
Four awards will be presented on opening night to Wahid Hamed, Sir Patrick Stewart, Irrfan Khan and Cate Blanchett
Dubai, 05 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will celebrate the magic of cinema once again this December, as film fans, international stars and rising talent descend on the Emirate for the opening of its 14th edition on December 6th. Over the next eight days, an incredible mix of films and forums ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: With a view to propagate the message of peace to the world, The Islamic Art Forum in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Art Hub opened their “Verses of Peace” Exhibition showcasing works of well known artists around the globe including the work of Syrian artist Aksam Talla and Salvatore Savoca from Italy, Mohammad Althagafi from Saudi Arabia.
At the opening night, the gallery displayed works closely interlinked to the world of Islam, Islamic Art and its forms. Some of the devoured pieces at the exhibition include replicas of:
The Lock and Key of the Holy Ka’ba
The Sword of Prophet Muhammad
Also displayed at the exhibition are Saudi sculptures by Saudi Artist Mohammed Althagafi: The peace and purity
Italian sculptures by Salvatore Savoca: The peace and freedom
Speaking on ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: Following a successful debut last year, the Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics - DuGym Cup is back, promising a bigger and better show this weekend.
Organised by DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics, UAE’s first club of its sort, and supported by the Dubai Sports Council, the second edition of the tournament, which had attracted 285 gymnasts from 21 countries last year, will be held at the Al Manara Sports Hall in Jumeirah from December 7-9.
The DuGym Cup 2017 is set to raise the benchmark further this weekend with more than 450 participants, aged 5 to 16, from 17 countries, including 62 teams – five of which are from the UAE – competing for 48 gold medals in the individual categories and 12 in team disciplines.
The event has attracted a world-renowned panel of judges as well, ......read more
Dubai, 04 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Quantum Global are the latest sponsor to join the roster of benefactors at the Festival’s 14th edition. Quantum Global partner with DIFF to sponsor the Muhr Awards – now entering its twelfth year of competition – a showcase that honours the best of cinema from the United Arab Emirates and the Arab World. The Muhr competition will run throughout the DIFF which takes place from 6-13 December, 2017, and will feature a wide variety of films across Muhr Feature, Muhr Shorts, Muhr Gulf Shorts, and Muhr Emirati categories, with prizes being awarded, by an esteemed jury, to the best projects on 13 December at the Muhr Awards ceremony.
Launched in 2007, Quantum Global is a trusted and recognised partner for investment management, ......read more
Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al-Baqsami runs from October 11 to December 16, 2017.
SHARJAH, October 1, 2017: Sharjah Art Museum is to open the UAE’s first exhibition dedicated to the award-winning Kuwaiti artist and writer Thuraya Al-Baqsami.
Running from October 11, 2017 to December 16, 2017, Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al-Baqsami is the eighth edition of the Lasting Impressions exhibition series that pays tribute to the region’s most influential artists.
The exhibition brings together more than 200 of Thuraya Al-Baqsami’s paintings, posters, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017: UAE Team Emirates continue their pursuit of an Italian race win as they head to Emilia-Romagna (Italy) and Bologna (Italy) to take part in two, one day UCI Europe races - the Giro dell'Emilia (September 30) and the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli (October 1).
Eight UAE Team Emirates' riders will form the line-up, which features the previous winner of Giro dell'Emilia and the winner of Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli. Taking part in the 100th edition of Giro dell'Emilia - a 223km race that starts in Bologna and finishes with the ......read more
The latest in innovative filmmaking revealed
Region’s top talent go head to head for 2019 Academy Award consideration
Dubai, 27 September 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the first seven films shortlisted for the highly anticipated Muhr Awards, displaying the latest and greatest in regional cinema. Taking place over the course of the Festival, from 6 – 13 December, the esteemed ‘Muhr Short’ category will showcase short films from emerging talent and seasoned filmmakers alike.
Since its launch in 2006, the ......read more
Eelma Tops Masters Class and Maiden Junior Cup Victory For Gid
Dubai, UAE, 27 September 2017: Veteran racers dominated the SWS Senior Cup on Monday night (25 September) at Dubai Kartdrome with Anjum Shaikh taking the overall victory and Heiki Eelma claiming Masters. In the SWS Junior Cup, Hugo Gid nabbed the top step of the podium for the very first time.
SWS Senior Cup & Masters
Maz Nawaz topped qualifying screens with a best lap time of 1:12.401, and the Dojomoto driver featured prominently in the upcoming battles for the next two races.
Nawaz emerged as ......read more
The fifth edition of SICFF to Kick-off on October 8
UAE, USA and France submit the largest number of films
50 workshops including Walt Disney artists and Game of Thrones visual effects team
70 directors walk the red carpet
19 members in each judging panel
Sharjah, September 27, 2017: The fifth edition of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) 2017 will begin on October 8, 2017, with an unprecedented participation of 124 films from 31 countries. The USA, UAE and France have submitted the highest number of entries with 45, 33 and 29 films ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2017: UAE Team Emirates will head to Tuscany (Italy) to take part in two UCI Europe races - the Giro della Toscana-Memorial Martini (from 26th - 27th September) and the Coppa Sabatini - Gran Premio città di Peccioli (September 28) following the World Cycling Championships that concluded on Sunday in Bergen, Norway.
The line-up consists of eight UAE Team Emirates’ riders for both races, with South African GC Specialist Louis Meintjes tackling both. Commenting on his return to Tuscany and familiarity of the course, Meintjes said: “I ......read more
The exhibition at Project Space Art Jameel, Alserkal Avenue, is Maha Maamoun’s first solo show in the Gulf
Dubai, United Arab Emirates | September 25, 2017: Art Jameel’s latest initiative in its Project Space in Dubai is an exhibition of video and photographic works by renowned Egyptian artist Maha Maamoun.
‘Works by Maha Maamoun’ takes place at Project Space Art Jameel, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, from September 14 to October 12, 2017. As part of Alserkal Lates programming on Wednesday, September 27, Art Jameel is hosting a talk with the ......read more
Panasonic Jaguar Racing reveal Nelson Piquet Jr as their new driver for Formula E season four
Brazilian champion joins Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans and reserve driver Ho-Pin Tung
Jaguar’s all-electric I-TYPE 2 racecar unveiled in full season four race livery
GKN and Viessmann join Panasonic Jaguar Racing as Official Team Partners
24 September, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Jaguar Racing today announced inaugural FIA Formula E Champion Nelson Piquet Jr as the newest member of the team at an exclusive live show hosted at ......read more
Part of the Dubai Programme for Youth Theatre 2017-2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 September 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that applications are now closed for its ‘Best Script Award’, which was launched earlier in August as part of the Dubai programme for Youth Theatre 2017-2018. The Authority received a total of 29 scripts within just a month under the competition’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’ theme.
Fatma Al Jallaf, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017: 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 Los Angeles Convention Center, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® | Los Angeles.
The Jiu-Jitsu club players from the UAE: Al-Ain, Al Wahda, Al Jazira and Al Nasr made weight ahead of their fights and the black belt players Igor Silva, Adam Wardzinski, Jaime Canuto, Renato Canuto, Sergio Rios, Fernando Tsushima, Victor Silverio, Nathiely Ribeiro, Jessica Dos Santos, Ana Srour, Mario Silva ......read more
Anis Sajan, Mentor of Indian Team plots UAE teams down fall in clash of the titans" India beat UAE by 13 runs in one of the most thrilling game played at Insportz Yesterday. This match was billed as the clash of the titans by Anis Sajan as he had played all his Indoor Cricket in UAE for Twenty Years and as destiny would make him the mentor of Indian Team, it was a big challenge for Anis to beat the the same boys with whom he had played Cricket for the last two decades. After India were beaten by Australia it was very important for Anis to lift the moral of the team before the game ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 September, 2017: Bloom Education, the specialist education division of Bloom Holding, announced that its contemporary cultural institution dedicated to promoting and imparting knowledge on the Arabic language, culture and arts, is set to open its doors in the 2018/2019 academic year, in conjunction with the opening of Bloom Education’s Dubai school campuses.
Bloom announced the appointment of Rayyah Fathalla, a prominent Bahraini jeweler and artist as the director of the Centre that will offer its facilities to the pupils of both Brighton College and ......read more
6th edition of ‘Dubai Next’ to be held in London from 18-20th September as part of the London Design Festival programme
‘Dubai Next’ 6th edition marks the final of series of extensive programme held in support of the 2017 UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration
Programme features the launch of a new ‘Islamic Art Economy’ book by Dubai culture, as well as workshops, talks and networking events with UK-based cultural figures
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the ......read more
After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis Meintjes.
The Vuelta a España was ......read more
Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced they will present Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ and Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’ to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in Los Angeles for consideration for Best Foreign Film at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.
The event hosted on 21st September, 2017 in Los Angeles will see Vatche Boulghourjian present his ......read more
Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (SB13) to conclude in Beirut with Act II and fourth off-site project
14 – 22 October 2017
Beirut Art Center
Running from 14 to 22 October 2017, the Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) concluding programme in Beirut, organised with Ashkal Alwan, includes SB13 Act II and the off¬-site project, Upon a Shifting Plate. The opening week programme features exhibitions, panels, music performances, theatre and dance productions as well as film screenings. Additionally, new SB13 commissioned works, together with a compilation of the ......read more
THE OSCAR WINNER AND IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR WILL RETURN TO DIFF FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE AWARD THAT CELEBRATES ASPIRING GULF FILMMAKERS.
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE USD 100,000 PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress and IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Cate Blanchett as head of the IWC Filmmakers Jury for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The renowned award gives cinematic talent from the region the chance to bring ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: After more than 3,000km of arduous racing through France, Andorra and Spain, UAE Team Emirates wrapped-up their first Vuelta a España on Sunday, marking the culmination of a successful debut for the new team at the three historic Grand Tours. The third and final of the three most prestigious races on the UCI WorldTour, the 2017 Vuelta provided 21 challenging stages and saw UAE Team Emirates achieve a stage victory, several top five and top ten finishes, and a 12th place General Classification (GC) finish for South African rider Louis ......read more
International film innovators, award winners, creative and technical experts
Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017: The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best Short GCC Film, Best Student Film, Best International Short Film, Best Animation Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Feature Film and Best Child-Made Film.
The judging panel comprises a host of Arab and ......read more
Higher Standards for Authenticity Challenge Media Outlets and Brands Today to Reinvent Storytelling
DUBAI, UAE, September 9, 2017: Results released today from part two of Ogilvy Media Influence’s annual global survey of more than 250 reporters and producers found that the rise in reports of “fake news” has elevated trust in traditional media, contrary to prevailing sentiment that the recent deluge of misinformation has eroded trust in legacy media sources. The survey found that journalists worldwide agree that better reporting – such as ......read more
09, September, 2017 DUBAI UAE: The cycling season is now well under way as the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge launched with its first Build-Up Ride. Over 400 cyclists took on the 32.5km challenge at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One Cycling and Running Track, the official venue partner for this event as they prepare for the big 92km event taking place on Friday 15th December at the Dubai Autodrome.
Coming in first place for the men was Almir Mujic with a time of 48:18, he was closely followed by Matthew Anthony, just 4 seconds behind with 48:22, and in third ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017: A dramatic last few hundred meters on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España saw UAE Team Emirates’ Portuguese rider Rui Costa cross the finishing line in fourth place in a restricted sprint. Rui Costa and his teammate Mohoric, himself already a stage winner at this year's race, produced an attacking display of undeniable class as they formed part of the long breakaway for the day consisting of 26 riders.
The stage victory eventually went to Thomas De Gendt (Belgium) of Lotto Soudal, whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the ......read more
13 UAE based women participate in the mini-series produced by Unilever and B4U
UAE– September 7, 2017: As part of its global initiative to empower 5 million women by 2020 through the power of its brands; Unilever partnered with B4U Plus to produce a thirteen-week mini-series ‘Omo Achievers Kitchen’ - featuring UAE women entrepreneurs.
UAE ranks 19 on the Global Entrepreneurial Index among 137 countries. According to statistics, close to 10% of start-up founders are women. To foster womenpreneurship, the show featured a 30-minute episode in ......read more
September 06, 2017 - The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), the Middle East’s only exhibition dedicated to coffee and tea, is raising the stakes this year by featuring the new and exciting Dubai International Coffee Championships with winners getting a chance to take home part of the prize pool of USD 25,000, the largest in the history of barista competitions across the world.
The Coffee Championships will include the Dubai International Barista Championship and the Dubai International Brewers Championship, each featuring professional baristas from UAE and around ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 6 September 2017: Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures.
The opening celebrations will include a wide range of public programmes, including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists.
Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel has ......read more
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AMONGST MANY, SOME OF THE MIDDLE EAST RECORD-BREAKERS REVEALED TODAY ARE:
Most mechanical energy produced by Pedalling on Static Bicycle in one hour:
Largest tyre-mark image:
Most world music awards for best-selling Middle East artist: Most full-body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute:
Largest human image of an airplane: Largest carpet of flowers:
Largest flower arrangement / structure:
Largest standing lantern:
Most Table-Tennis ball bounces on a racket in one ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes successfully defended his 14th position in the General Classification (GC) standings during today’s Stage 16 of the Vuelta a España. The South African placed 38th in today’s Individual Time Trial (ITT), with the stage victory going to Chris Froome (Team Sky). Froome also defended his lead in the overall GC standings, retaining the leader’s red jersey.
Stage 17 sees riders travel from the Spanish town of Villadiego to a summit finish atop the Alto de los Machucos – the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017: UAE Team Emirates head to Canada with a line-up of eight riders to take part in Canada’s only two UCI WorldTour races. The team, led by Italian rider Diego Ulissi, starts with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on Friday 8 September before heading south west to race at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on Sunday 10 September.
Accompanying UAE Team Emirates’ Ulissi on both races are; Valerio Conti, Kristijan Durasek, Vegard Stake Laengen, Marco Marcato, Simone Petilli, Edward Ravasi and Ben ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017: Kids across the UAE have never been more excited to go back to school thanks to Flip Out Dubai’s brand new initiative, where bouncing enthusiasts can enjoy three hours of flippin' fun and a regular Slushee drink for just AED 100 per person.
Children can take a well earned break and have fun, taking over the giant indoor trampoline universe jumping high and landing safe. Imagine more than 200 interconnected trampolines and over 4,000 square meters of circus grade padding combined with air bags, obstacles and awesome activities, including mini ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 5 September, 2017: VIDXB, the MENA region’s first ever annual gathering celebrating the world of online content creation, has announced Facebook as a strategic partner. Facebook will play an integral role in the two-day event that is set to take place from 8th to 9th December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will offer a curated program for fans, creators, and industry professionals alike.
Facebook’s role as strategic partner will support VIDXB by facilitating the attendance and participation of regional and international creators with strong ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017: Eight riders from UAE Team Emirates were in action over the past two days, taking part in two consecutive back-to-back one day races.
The team started with The Brussels Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September, where Slovenian rider Marko Kump came in second place following a sprint finish, making it onto the podium that saw Arnaud Démare (FDJ) win the race and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) come in third.
The team then travelled to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 4, 2017: As part of its ongoing collaboration with the local community, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has teamed up with Hamad Center for Special Needs and New Fairytales and Fables Initiative during Eid Al-Adha.
Children from Hamad Center for Special Needs were asked to create stories around Eid and its meaning, which are now being displayed at the Park.
The Park also teamed up with the New Fairytales and Fables initiative - an annual Emirati writing competition for schools that builds and promotes cultural literacy. Some of its most compelling UAE characters ......read more
Facebook Safety for Journalists Guide now available in Arabic
September 4th, 2017, Dubai, UAE: As part of the Facebook Journalism Project‘s goal to provide training and tools for journalists, Facebook launched Facebook Safety for Journalists.
Working in consultation with the European Journalism Centre, the Committee to Protect Journalists, ConnectSafely, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Facebook created resources designed specifically for journalists to help them protect their accounts and themselves on the ......read more
The FREE Open Day will take place at Dubai Sports City on 9thSeptember 2017
Following the Open Day open trials will be held for the ICC Academy’s brand new scholarship programme
Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2017: Dubai residents are in for a family-fun, sporting spectacular as Dubai Sports City opens its doors to the public in order to showcase the very best of its sporting activities on offer to the community.
The Dubai Sports City 2017 Open Day will be held at The Dome and ICC Academy, which is located inside Dubai Sports City’s Sports Village and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017: The first week of September sees an action packed couple of days with eight riders from UAE Team Emirates taking part in two consecutive back to back one day races. The team starts with the Bruxelles Cycling Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September before heading to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September.
Taking part in both races are UAE Team Emirates’ riders: Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Andrea Guardini, Marko kump, Seid Lizde, Vegard Stake Laengen and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2017: Mundipharma, a leading healthcare organization, whose BETADINE® range is the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner’ of English Premier League giants Manchester City will co-host a highly anticipated two-day youth football camp taking place in Abu Dhabi on 6th & 7th September 2017.
One hundred children will have the opportunity to be trained by City Football Schools coaches as well as a renowned former City player, Paul Dickov, with the programmes focusing on football techniques and tricks in addition to tips on how to live an active and ......read more
DUBAI - Ten (10) gentlemen are all set for the Ginoong Kabayan "Grand Gala Night" and finals on September 2, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel.
Upline Media brings back one of Dubai's illustrious pageant brands for Filipino men, Ginoong Kabayan. The stint aims to uplift the image of Pinoy gentlemen, exuding not only good-looks, physique and charm, but also exemplary men with wit and emulate Filipino values.
Now on its second season, Ginoong Kabayan had carefully screened candidates from the different regions ......read more
United Arab Emirates: Tuesday 29th August, 2017: UAE Team Emirates has announced that it has reached a deal with cyclist, Alexander Kristoff to join the Emirati team for the 2018 season. The European Champion has signed a two year deal and becomes the teams third signing of the Summer, alongside Dan Martin and Rory Sutherland.
Commenting on his move, Alexander Kristoff said; “I'm very proud and really excited to join UAE Team Emirates. For me this is a big move since it's only the second time in my career that I've changed teams. I'm looking forward for meeting ......read more
Top Tennis Star Dominic Thiem Has Been Speaking About His Involvement in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, as Fellow Participant Rafael Nadal Reclaims World Number One Position Ahead of the US Open
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August 2017: Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem will be appearing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) on 28 – 30 December 2017, 15-time Grand Slam Champion Nadal reclaimed the World Number 1 spot. After ending his last season early, Nadal has made an incredible come back ......read more
Ahmed Salam, Yahia Iraqi and Mehdi Elkhamlichi join Malaga CF training
Mohammed Bouherrafa selected for trials by UD Alméria and Mohammed Rajeh by Cádiz CF
Five other du LaLiga HPC players on the radar of major LaLiga clubs including Barcelona FC
Dubai, UAE – 28 August 2017: du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC) announced today that five of its players from the U18 and U16 squads have been awarded trials by LaLiga’s top youth clubs, following their 21-day LaLiga Scouting Camp in Spain.
Málaga FC selected U18 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2017: Stage nine wrapped up with UAE Team Emirates’ South African rider Louis Meintjes crossing the finish line amongst the top 20 and as a result moved up in the GC standings by two places to 17th. The stage victory went to Chris Froome (Team Sky) who also retained the overall leader’s Red Jersey whilst Johan Esteban Chaves (ORICA-Scott) and Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) came in second and third respectively.
UAE Team Emirates’ have a day off racing after nine hard stages and 1,534.4km, as Monday will see ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2017: Stage eight delivered an exciting day of racing with UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc launching an attack, supported by his teammate Przemyslaw Niemiec, to lead the breakaway of the day for 35 km of the stage alongside 19 other riders.
The breakaway group managed to stay away from the peloton and on the final climb Polanc succeeded in limiting the gap between him and the counter-attackers Alaphilippe and Majka, joining them in the short descent to the arrival.
In the restricted sprint, the Slovenian rider from UAE ......read more
Buildings and museums provide unique heritage insights
Sharjah, 26 August , 2017: Heart of Sharjah, the largest heritage project in the region, is calling on visitors and residents to learn more about the emirate’s fascinating history through its stunning array of museums. Not only do they provide a window into the lives of previous generations, many of them are also fully interactive, where tourists can experience certain aspects of the past.
From the Heritage Museum to the Games House, the buildings offer an opportunity to see inside the ‘real’ Sharjah and ......read more
Henrik Stenson at the Wyndham Championship
Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2017: Henrik Stenson breaks tournament record and secures his first victory of the 2017 season at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, US, on Sunday 20th August. With four birdies on the last six holes and a final day score of 64, Henrik finished on 22-under par to take his 6th PGA Tour title. This makes him the most decorated male Swedish player on the American circuit.
On the way to his 20th professional win, Henrik took his driver out of the bag and only used his 3- and 4-wood or long irons off the tee. ......read more
Ismail regains top spot in Masters
Dubai, UAE, 22 August 2017: Gianluca Elmosi nabbed his first Senior Cup trophy with a stunning win at the Sodi World Series (SWS) race night on Monday (21 August) at the Dubai Kartdrome while Mohammed Ismail reasserted his dominance in the Masters category with a flawless class performance.
The short Speedway Circuit was implemented for the evening, along with an enhanced race format which included two points scoring heats followed by a winner-takes-all final race.
SWS Senior Cup
Last year, Gianluca Elmosi was a regular winner of Masters ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017: UAE Team Emirates has made its debut at the final Grand Tour of the UCI World Tour season, the Vuelta a España. Disappointingly, a crash in today’s Team Time Trial saw Darwin Atapuma and Federico Zurlo both come off their bikes, losing crucial seconds.
BMC Racing completed Stage One with the quickest time of the afternoon, with rider Rohan Dennis picking up the red jersey.
Commenting on UAE Team Emirates’ finish, Darwin Atapuma said: “We have started this Vuelta with bad luck, but we have to look ahead. ......read more
Dubai, 17 August 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) today, received under the umbrella of its initiative Wathiqati, the highest number of old documents donated by one person – on the level of individual contributors.
Arif Al Sayed Mohammed Al Hashimi, UAE national, has enriched the archive of Wathiqati with 37 old documents dating back to 1961 (up to 1980). Contracts, old trade licenses, travel permits and passports of Al Hashimi’s father and grandfather, have all marked an important era in the history of Dubai.
It was by mere coincidence that Al ......read more
Rui Costa and Louis Meintjes to lead GC Charge at final Grand Tour of the season
United Arab Emirates. Wednesday 16 August 2017: UAE Team Emirates has announced the team that will tackle its first Vuelta a España - the third and final Grand Tour of the UCI World Tour season, this Saturday making it the first time that UAE colours will adorn the race. The line-up includes strong General Classification (GC) contenders as well as climbing and sprint specialists.
The Vuelta a España is the final showdown of the season and the youngest of the ......read more
Ecolog-sponsored KF Shkëndija Tetovo to face AC Milan for a place in the UEFA Europa League
August 15th, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Ecolog, a Dubai-based leading provider of supply chain, construction, technology, facility management, and environmental services, will celebrate a sponsorship milestone this week as Macedonia’s KF Shkëndija Tetovo heads to Italy to play European giants AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League playoffs.
The 2011 winners of the Macedonian First League and the Macedonian Football Super Cup had an interesting run in the UEFA qualifiers so ......read more
Students from Elite Private School, Abu Dhabi won the prize under ‘Global Citizen’ category for their video titled ‘Afflictions’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The team from Elite Private school Abu Dhabi clinched the winning spot under the ‘Global Citizen’ category in the Kid Witness News (KWN) Contest 2017, organized by Panasonic. The award ceremony this time was held as a part of the first-ever KWN Global Summit 2017 Week, held in Tokyo from August 1 to 5.
Two Grand Prix winners and winners of six other categories were also felicitated at the event, ......read more