Dubai, 20 November 2018: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park is hosting the biggest ‘blue-themed’ birthday party. The party will be hosted at the Smurfs’ Village to celebrate the favourite blue characters turning 60, from 23rd to 24th November, 2pm to 6pm.
These tiny blue creatures have been spreading happiness for 60 years, so come and celebrate this special birthday along with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, and Vanity Smurf.
To kick off the celebrations, guests can transform into a Smurf for a day at various face painting stations. Smurf hats will also be given to visitors because Smurfs are incomplete without the famous white hat and blue face!
Adding to the excitement and birthday spirit, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2018: Week 5 of the Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship witnessed strong play by the Girls U18 UAE National Team, as Team A rose to the top of the League table after closing the gap with the du LaLiga HPC Team. The Girls U18 UAE National Team B beat Regional Sports Academy 3-0 at Dubai Sports City to reach third place in the League table.
In the Boys U18 category, du LaLiga HPC beat Spanish SS Iniesta 5-0 at the game played at Shabab Al Ahli stadium to maintain their position at the top of the League table. The match between AS Roma and Barca Academy ended in a draw and City FC beat LaLiga Academy 4-0.
In the Boys U16 category, Go Pro beat FSC Foxes 4-0. du LaLiga HPC maintained their position at the top of the League table after beating Al Wasl Club ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 Nov 2018 – This weekend saw the second day of group stage matches in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain of the duFC, the only international scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga and home of the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups and UAE Girls Challenge.
This year a record number of girls’ teams participated, one third of which are government school teams.
Charging into week two’s competition, the girls from British School Al Khubairat (BSAK) continued their school’s winning streak, thrashing their way to the top of their group, while Um Al Emirate Government school surprised everyone with all wins. The knockout round of the Abu Dhabi Leg of the UAE Girls Challenge will be a heated competition worth watching.
“duFC is a priority for us,” ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018: Victory Team’s Ahmed Al Fahim lived up to his potential with an outright victory in the second race of the F4 category during the Grand Prix of India, the fifth round of the 2018 UIM F1H2O World Championship, on Sunday.
Al Fahim, who was one of the few emirati talents given a break at the start of the season, finished the second race on the Krishna River in Amaravati to take maximum points and pull himself up into contention for overall honours.
The race was always going to be an interesting one after Victory Team’s Al Fahim had claimed pole position with a fine lap of 53.61 seconds leaving England’s Sam Whittle in second and Team Abu Dhabi’s Mohammad Al Mehairbi in fifth. Race one winner Rudolf Mihaldinecz did not start the qualifying session leaving the field open for ......read more
‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ marks museum’s 10-year anniversary
SHARJAH, 17 November, 2018: Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi Chairman of Department of Seaports & Customs inaugurated ‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ in Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, with the presence of H.E. Manal Ataya, Director-General of Sharjah Museums Authority, Prof. Christina Haak, Deputy Director General of State Museums of Berlin, Prof. Stefan Weber, Director of Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin.
The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Sharjah Museums Authority and the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin and celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Sharjah Museum of ......read more
Enjoy UAE National Day with special cultural activities and performances
Dubai, 14 November 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, will celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with an exciting offer and cultural activities across all its theme parks, including LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, and the LEGOLAND® Water Park as well as RIVERLAND™ Dubai.
Dubai Parks and Resorts is celebrating the National Day long-weekend with a unique offer, which allows visitors to upgrade their MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park ticket and enjoy access to an additional theme park of their choice for just AED 47. This offer is effective from November 18th and valid for use between November 30th to ......read more
Dubai, 13 November 2018: Well-known singer-songwriter Atif Aslam is set to dazzle visitors when he performs as part of ongoing celebrations this month at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East.
Atif, has recorded several top-charts songs, will entertain visitors in front of the stunning Rajmahal Theatre, the flagship attraction set in the heart of the park. The design draws inspiration from the royal palaces of India and creates a lavish backdrop for live shows.
Families will be able to enjoy what is set to be the biggest and most eagerly anticipated concert of the year at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai when Atif takes the stage at 8pm on Friday November 23rd. Tickets will be priced at AED49 for guests who would like to visit ......read more
Hundreds of UAE students flaunt their creativity presenting unique perspectives
17 Emiratis amongst 24 different nationalities graduate from UCMAS brain development program this year, 26,000 trained
November 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Creativity, colour and talent were the buzz words when 145 artists competed in the 7th UC DINOART National Art Competition held at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School this weekend. The 2-hour competition brought to the fore hundreds of ideas under one roof as youngsters aged 5 years to 15 years of multiple nationalities and backgrounds presented their thoughts visually. After two rigorous but creative hours of drawing, colouring and painting, 57 winners were awarded prizes across 14 categories.
Winning maximum number of prizes, Asian students came out as champions ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018: Building on its long standing collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Huawei was the presenting partner of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2018 for the second year running. This year has seen some extraordinary performances and team efforts, reflecting a lot of Huawei’s principles, such connecting and empowering communities and celebrating speed and power.
Huawei is proud to support Dubai Sports Council mission to make Dubai a pioneer in sporting excellence by developing and modernizing sporting operations and services. Huawei sees it has a role to play in supporting Dubai Sports Council achieve its goals with a shared passion for the pursuit of excellence, as could be seen in its latest smartphone, the HUAWEI MATE 20 series, also known as the King of Smartphones!
Please find ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018: Emirati artist Aisha Alblooshi led a group of young boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities in a creative, fun, inclusive and inspiring doll-making workshop at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat on November 10th. The second in a series of Unified Art Workshops hosted by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the interactive session involved children aged 12 to 18 years old and their families. A talented doll and miniatures artist, Ms Alblooshi builds her abstract creations using different materials and techniques. The Unified Art Workshops form part of a program of community events being held across the UAE to raise awareness of Special
Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, its ......read more
Programme listed as part of the 5th International Handicrafts Festival in Al Ain
Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2018: As part of the 5th Traditional Handicrafts Festival, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised the ‘Herfaty’ (My Craft) programme at Al Ain Palace Museum. The programme runs till April 16th, 2019, and aims to preserve the Emirati identity and heritage among the younger generation.
The ‘Herfaty’ programme will include several workshops covering the crafts of Sadu, pottery, Tali, ropes, and Burqa. Participants of all ages will be introduced to Emirati traditional crafts, as well as studio set-ups to take pictures in traditional Emirati clothes.
The Sadu workshop will cover the history of women who use this craft, which played a key role in the ......read more
The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop
Opening programming includes a significant group exhibition, four solo shows, several site-specific installations and new commissions, the inauguration of a pioneering Youth Assembly and the launch of an open-air sculpture park adjacent to the Centre
Further details about the next six months of staggered exhibitions and public programmes will be shared in the coming months
Dubai, United Arab Emirates | November 10, 2018 – Today marks the opening of the much-anticipated Jameel Arts Centre, an innovative cultural destination developed by Art Jameel, the independent organisation that supports arts, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2018: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, saluted the spirit of the contestants in the second Dubai Women’s Triathlon after presenting the winners with their medals.
Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council in association with the Dubai Ladies Club, the second edition of the women’s only triathlon attracted 324 participants of different age and nationalities, including People of Determination and 121 Emiratis, who were assured of complete privacy as no men were allowed near the swimming competition. Ladies were given lifeguard duties.
Irishwoman Deirdre Casey, a veteran of more than 50 triathlons, took the top honours in the Olympic Standard race with a time of 02:07:42, Great Britain’s Helen ......read more
Dubai Sports Council announces details of country’s first rhythmic gymnastics championship
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: In this remarkable Year of Zayed, and to honor the 100th Birth Anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of UAE, Dubai Youth Olympic School of Rhythmic Gymnastics, in partnership with Al Habtoor Group and Dubai Duty Free, are delighted to announce the 1st Emarat National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship 2018, which will be held at the Al Habtoor Tennis Academy in Al Habtoor City, Dubai, on November 16, 2018.
Being held under the aegis of Dubai Sports Council, the Emarat National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship is the first of its kind championship to be held in the UAE with nearly 200 athletes from local sports clubs, public and private schools ......read more
Over 1,000 swimmers take to the open water in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab, as Chad Le Clos inspires swimmers of all ages at the Daman DXB SwimFest 2018
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: The inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest 2018, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi, was hugely successful as over 1,000 swimmers, friends and families descended on to the beautiful Jumeirah Beach Hotel waterfront to take part in the Swim the Burj Al Arab challenge, Junior Splash Dash and Relay races.
Chad Le Clos, multiple World and Olympic champion, was excited to be a part of the one day fitness festival as he started each of the races, getting involved and inspiring the large waves of swimmers who were ready to give each of the races their best shot. Le Clos commented: ......read more
Catch award-winning heavyweights Elon Musk, Michio Kaku and former NASA Chief Ellen Stofan share their views on the Red Planet
Produced by Academy Award winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: National Geographic season 2 of the critically acclaimed series mars will premiere on November 15 with new and returning mars crew and real-world big thinkers in six-episode series.
The genre-busting Mars series taps into World-renowned Experts in Human Exploration, Including Elon Musk, Michio Kaku, former NASA Chief Ellen Stofan And Author Jared Diamond and delves under the Martian surface to confront the demands, perils and advantages of colonizing the Red Planet.
Hailed by critics as “thought provoking, “visually stunning,” “ambitious,” “wonderfully ......read more
‘Versatile Letters’, an extensive collection of works by the influential UAE-based artist, to run from Nov 5th to Dec 18th, 2018
SHARJAH, UAE, 6th November, 2018: Sharjah Calligraphy Museum today opened an exhibition devoted to the work of Tagalsir Hassan, the acclaimed UAE-based calligrapher.
‘Versatile Letters’ pays tribute to Tagalsir Hassan who has been a leading figure in the preservation, promotion and continuing development of Arabic calligraphy in the Emirates and around the region for more than four decades.
The opening was attended by His Excellency Mohammed Al Murr- Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Council, HE Abdullah Mohammed Alowis - Chairman of the Department of Culture, HE Bilal Al Budoor Chairman of the Cultural and Scientific Association, HE ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: Thugs of Hindostan, dubbed to be India’s biggest film ever, will hit the cinemas in the UAE and across the Middle East on November 8, 2018. Yash Raj Films is taking this extravagant action-adventure to a whole new level of cinematic experience. The Amitabh Bachchan- Aamir Khan starrer will be released in 4DX, the latest movie theatre immersive experience that has taken the world by storm.
Watching a film in 4DX is like being a part of the story in more ways than one. One can touch, feel and sense many moments that happens onscreen. From explosions of fog, smoke or a gentle breeze, this viewing experience makes a viewer feel all of it, while sitting on specially designed seats with specially positioned sound systems. One can also smell different scents and feel a turbulent storm raging ......read more
Burn the Stage: the Movie is the first BTS feature film that delivers the most intimate look to date of the 2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III THE WINGS TOUR
Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018: Novo Cinemas, the region’s most innovative cinema chain, is set to welcome a hoard of screaming fans as they showcase famed band BTS’ first ever film; Burn the Stage: the Movie.
The movie takes fans behind the scenes of what it’s like to be part of the world’s biggest band and follows on from their massively successful YouTube series of the same name.
Available at Novo cinemas throughout the UAE from 15th – 18th November only, the full movie features moments from the band’s Wings tour last year, which drew more than 550,000 fans across 40 concerts spanning 19 cities, and offers an intimate ......read more
Black belt 5th degree Rafael Carino will defend his Abu Dhabi Legends title against black belt 5th degree Alexandre Barauna.
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio de Janeiro takes place at the Carioca Arena on 16, 17 & 18 November. Registration deadline is on 9 November.
Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018: The Abu Dhabi Legends Series will return in Rio de Janeiro at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®, with last year’s champion Rafael Carino to face off against Alexandre Barauna at the Carioca Arena. Black belt 5th degree legend of the sport and a former UFC fighter, Carino stole the show at last year’s Abu Dhabi Legends Series in Rio de Janeiro when he beat Carlão Barreto with a takedown to win the gold by a 2-0 lead.
Commenting on his upcoming challenge, Rafael Carono said, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018: Surrounded by history and culture, in the heritage precinct ‘Heart of Sharjah’ stands the region’s most ambitious projects – ‘Al Bait Sharjah’. Developed to restore Arabian heritage and Emirati hospitality, Al Bait, literally meaning ‘the home’, is a unique collection of four heritage houses once owned by local families who impacted Sharjah’s history with innovative achievements in business, government and publishing. The heritage resort deeply inspired by its own past, comes together in a collection of 53 luxurious guest rooms and suites, which can be booked through the resort’s website from December 1, 2018. Al Bait Sharjah is carefully re-modelled and designed to provide world-class hospitality services and luxurious guest ......read more
Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen shared her vision with the MENA Cinema Forum, with innovation and bespoke offerings laying at the heart of the strategy and approach.
4th November 2018, Dubai: The CEO of Novo Cinemas, Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, recently shared her vision at the MENA Cinema Forum of what the brand is doing – and will need to do – in order to maintain its position at the forefront of innovation within the industry.
As the award-winning chief executive officer of one of the most forward-thinking cinema brands in the region, she has pioneered a rich legacy of firsts that has seen the chain continue to rank at the forefront of the ever-growing entertainment sector.
Addressing the industry’s most influential decision makers, she revealed that Novo has built its reputation founded on ......read more
Dubai – November 04, 2018: Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan is the biggest visual spectacle hitting the big screen this Diwali. It boasts of a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza and an incredible casting coup that brings together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time.
In keeping with the innovative marketing move to introduce the primary characters of the film through motion posters, YRF today unveiled Katrina Kaif in her hottest desi avatar to date. She plays the role of an outrageously beautiful performer Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan. Suraiyya is the most gorgeous girl in British India who makes every man go weak in their knees. She is the best dancer of the country that people throng to watch.
With a casting that also ......read more
Interacts with young readers at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018
Sharjah, November 3, 2018: Kalimat, an imprint of the UAE-based publisher Kalimat Group (KG), known for its quality Arabic children's and young adults’ books, brought accomplished Emirati author, Dubai Abulhoul to the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2018) to speak at a cultural session titled ‘Culture, Youth and Literature’, yesterday (Friday).
Abulhoul, who wrote her first novel Galagolia: The Hidden Divination when she was 13 years old, referred to the most memorable characters in Emirati folklore as she discussed its role in igniting young people’s curiosity and love for reading. She said that more books in this genre must be produced for children, as folktale characters have this wonderful quality ......read more
Over 1,000 swimmers will participate in the UAE’s first SwimFest this Saturday 3rd November as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge
Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018: Participant numbers are strong ahead of the inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi. Swimmers are looking forward to taking to the open water this Saturday off the iconic beach at the newly refurbished Jumeirah Beach Hotel as part of Dubai’s first SwimFest, organised by Professional Sports Group with Chad Le Clos, and sanctioned by the UAE Swimming Federation & Dubai Sports Council.
Hosted by multiple World and Olympic champion Chad Le Clos, the SwimFest offers swimmers of all ages and abilities the chance to take part in a host of races including the Dubai Mile, Swim the Burj Al Arab, Adult Relays, Family Fun ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Italian power-house Simone Consonni rounded off La Vuelta on a high, placing seventh in a fiercely contested bunch sprint in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The well-earned position adds to his growing palmares, which now features four top ten finishes in this year’s Tour of Spain – the biggest stage race of his professional career.
Stage 21, which is traditionally viewed as a procession for the General Classification riders, set off from Alcorcón and then looped back into Madrid, finishing with ......read more
- H.E. Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports and Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council: “Abu Dhabi will stage the most memorable 2022 ITU Grand Final”
- Abu Dhabi will welcome over 7,500 triathletes from all over the world for five days
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 September, 2018: H.E. Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports and Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council has hailed the country’s successful bid to host 2022 ITU Grand Final. Commenting on the news of the successful ......read more
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Abu Dhabi - UAE, 16th September, 2018: Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Second Edition line up is confirmed with ten of the best Heavy weight jiu-jitsu players in the sport. One of the most prestigious invitational-only tournaments in the sport of jiu-jitsu, will have a combined total cash prize of $42,000 and the winner will be in line for a super match against the reigning Abu Dhabi King of Mats® champion, Alexander Trans, at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships® in April 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi ......read more
Dubai, September 15, 2018: For the fourth year running, readers of the leading Filipino newspaper in the UAE – The Filipino Times, have voted Honda as their “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year.”
The award was presented to Fardeen Sara, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Al-Futtaim Honda at an awards ceremony which took place at the – JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai.
The Al-Futtaim Honda sedan range includes the all-new Honda Accord which was launched earlier this year, the sleek and sporty Honda Civic, delivering advanced sporty ......read more
Biggest start up competition in the world will take place in Beirut Digital District in partnership with FBstart
Dubai, 12 September 2018: The first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), presented by FBstart, will be hosted on October 3rd 2018 in the heart of the vibrant startup ecosystem at Beirut Digital District (BDD).
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, whose alumni community of 763 companies have raised over $8 billion, will be bringing early stage startups together across the region including Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, ......read more
First race confirmed to take place on 15 December 2018 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will take place at 10 Formula E rounds from the 2018-19 season onwards
First official introduction test set to take place 24 – 27 September at Silverstone, UK
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2018: Jaguar Racing has unveiled the full race calendar for the inaugural Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship. Up to twenty identical Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will line up on the grid on Saturday 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, for the first round ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018: Invite your loved ones to enjoy the adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions at the award-winning Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and reap the benefits of the ultimate savings deal. The region’s leading theme park’s Friends & Family Offer continues to give unrivaled access to the thrilling world of Ferrari inspired and F-1 themed experiences for guests of all ages. The offer is available for UAE residents only.
Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi until 31 December 2018 with three of your family members or closest pals to avail a 15% discount ......read more
September 11, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Reaching out to you as today, Facebook announced the launch of Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries, including the MENA region, across UAE, Saudi, Egypt, Morocco and others. This platform is aimed at making it easier for people in areas with low connectivity to find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation after a crisis.
Community Help is a part of Crisis Response on Facebook where people come to let friends and family know they’re safe, learn and share more about what’s happening and help communities ......read more
The workshop will be held at the Dubai Public Library - Al Twar Branch until 19th September, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, is organising a ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scripts’ workshop.
It is held as part of Dubai Programme for Youth Theatre 2018 with the aim to develop the skills of young authors of literary novels in various human and social fields, increase the number of young talents in the ......read more
Placing tech in the hands of the future: Epson launches EMEAR-wide competition to win up to 3 robots
Dubai, UAE, 11 September 2018: Industry 4.0 is a reality, and Epson - the global market leader in SCARA robots and provider of automation solutions since 1980 - is ready to lead the change. As automation continues to expand, many new and innovative applications for robots are being developed. Revolutionising
industry and other sectors, they have the potential to radically improve the quality of our working lives.
The competition – win up to 3 ......read more
Icon Players Chosen in Less Than 2 Minutes
Team Paktia picks Shahid Afridi
Team Kabul picks Rashid Khan
Team Balkh picks Chris Gayle
Team Nangarhar picks Andre Russell
Team Kandahar picks Brendon McCullum
Dubai, 11 September 2018 : Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer Sports today held the Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) players draft for its inaugural 2018 edition. Consisting of 23 matches, the first season of the league is scheduled to take place from 5th October 2018 – 23rd October 2018.
A total of five ......read more
September 10, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Bringing golf and glamour to the mountains of Switzerland, the second “OMEGA Celebrity Masters” took place this Saturday with a special victory for former rugby player Brian O’Driscoll.
The tournament swung into action during the afternoon on the main course in Crans-Montana, after the professionals in the OMEGA European Masters had played through. Amongst the other famous faces were Didier Defago (alpine ski racer), Theo Gmur (paralympian), Cody Simpson (singer), Alfonso Ribeiro (actor), Ronald de Boer (footballer), Jeremy Roenick ......read more
Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle, Luke Wright, Shakib Al Hasan, JP Duminy,
Shahzad Mohammed, Brendon Taylor and Luke Ronchi up for UAE T20x Player Draft
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Monday, 10 September 2018: The newly launched UAE T20x franchise league has been built on the values of player development and international diversity- and today it highlights its commitment to this by revealing a snapshot of the global talent who have made themselves available for the player draft, scheduled to take place in November.
More than 100 players from England & Wales have ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018: On this month’s episode of Inside the Middle East, CNN explores the region’s growing art scene. The programme meets Mubarik Jafery, co-founder of Tribe, the Middle East’s only magazine dedicated to Arab photography.
Jafery describes how his childhood developed his interest in art: “Photography’s been part of my upbringing. My father was a photographer. He was the first person who got a Hasselblad camera in the Middle East. He built the accessories by hand. He took all these portraits of us, it was very contagious – I ......read more
In association with Coca-Cola®and 104.8 Channel 4
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 09, 2018: The UAE’s leading waterpark on Yas Island and the world’s number one dance music brand present the ultimate neon party experience, on Friday 28 September from 7pm till midnight.
Guests will enjoy world-renowned International DJs such as SIGMA, PHILIP GEORGE and THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS from Ministry of Sound along with SAIF AND SOUND from 104.8 Channel 4 on the Neon Nights main stage, which is powered by Coca-Cola®.
Neon Nights guests will enjoy access ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018: It was another hard-fought day for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 14 of La Vuelta, as Fabio Aru added one more top 10 finish to the team’s tally and in doing so jumped four spots in the GC rankings to 13th position. Aru bedded in with his GC rivals early on in the race and stayed with them as the group broke away from the main peloton on the brutal climbs that peppered today’s 171km route from Cistierna to Les Praeres de Nava.
The riders were challenged with a category 3, a category 2 and two category 1 climbs, before they ......read more
Providing individuals with disabilities a more comfortable way to travel, the Air Chair is a new and improved wheelchair providing ease of access and mobility.
Individuals with disabilities around the world are restricted in mobility and accessibility when it comes to air travel forcing them to settle to uncomfortable circumstances.
6 September 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Hosted for the first time in the UAE and Arab Region, the James Dyson Award has attracted many young engineers and innovators looking to solve a problem, big or small.
This year’s ......read more
Jameel Arts Centre opens in Dubai on November 11, 2018
The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop
‘Crude’, curated by Murtaza Vali, and featuring works by 17 artists and collectives, is the world’s first contemporary art exhibition to focus on the history of oil in the Middle East
Four solo shows focus on the practices of Maha Malluh, Lala Rukh, Chiharu Shiota and Mounira Al Solh
A ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018: Cinépolis, the fourth largest exhibition circuit in the world and the largest cinema exhibitor in Latin America, has partnered with Al Tayer Group, one of the Middle East’s leading luxury and lifestyle retailers, to build and operate cinemas across the GCC region. This venture will introduce Cinépolis’ world-class cinema-going experience - high-touch theatre concepts, including Luxury, Premium, Macro XE, 4D Emotion technology and kid-approved Cinépolis Junior auditoriums - to Gulf audiences for the first time. Over the next five years, this ......read more
One Kiss by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris is the most listened to track on Fitbit watches globally
Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris’ One Kiss tops the beats per minute chart for fitness enthusiasts picking faster songs for their workouts
Drake’s God’s Plan also dominates Deezer downloads on Fitbit and is one of the most popular songs for a workout in the US, UK, France and Germany
Destiny’s Child Lose My Breath is the most played song on Deezer’s top ranking fitness playlist, Gym Mix
The top music genres across the US, France, Germany and UK for a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018: Sports in the UAE is set to take a major leap into the future following Dubai Sports Council’s deal with Finland-based biotechnology firm Evogenom Oy, which will introduce the country’s sports sector to the world of genomics and genetic testing for the first time.
Genomics has been gaining traction in the world of sports, developing rapidly as a field of research that provides athletes with a better understanding of their bodies and, hence, is beneficial in protecting young athletes from serious injury.
And Dubai Sports Council, a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi returns to the stage of his last one-day race win as the Italian gears up for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. Ulissi took home first place in the GP Montreal last year, his second one-day victory in UAE colours, and will be hoping for a repeat performance this time round.
Joining Ulissi will be former European Champion and 2018 Tour de France stage winner, Alexander Kristoff, alongside teammates Rui Costa, Alexandr Riabushenko, Manuele Mori, Marco Marcato ......read more
Majid Al Futtaim announces its maiden international venture in China as design and development consultant of the Wintastar Shanghai indoor ski park
The alpine-themed 90,000 sq.m Ski & Snow Park is expected to be over three times larger than the iconic Ski Dubai
Partnership underscores Majid Al Futtaim's unparalleled expertise in designing and developing indoor snow entertainment facilities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 05, 2018: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018: The shows marks the reunion of La Casa de Papel’s María Pedraza, Miguel Herrán & Jaime Lorente who star amongst fresh new faces: Itzan Escamilla (Cable Girls, The Ministry of Time), Miguel Bernardeau (Ola de Crímenes), Arón Piper (15 Years and One Day), Ester Expósito (Estoy Vivo), Mina El Hammani (El Príncipe), Álvaro Rico (Velvet Collection) & Omar Ayuso (debuts with ELITE). Adding to the cast is Danna Paola (Dare to Dream), currently amongst Mexico’s most popular actresses & singers.
ELITE ......read more
Abu Dhabi , UAE, 04th September 2018: The young Emirati karting star Rashid Al Dhahiri, made his debut in the ROK Cup Championship, China in the mini class on the 1st - 2nd September on the Red 1 International Circuit for karting in the Chinese capital Beijing. Despite the challenging and highly changeable weather conditions Al Dhaheri and his team triumphed on the ring, which required changing the tires as well as the strategic plan during the race.
On day one Al Dhaheri qualified fastest to take pole position and remained in the lead throughout the race, maintaining his speed ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018: Following the success of its summer Youth Academy, in which over 180 budding young cyclists took part in bespoke indoor cycling clinics, UAE Team Emirates has continued to show its commitment to developing the sport in the UAE by hosting a development workshop in Mende, France with members of Abu Dhabi Cycling Club.
As guests of UAE Team Emirates’ President, His Highness Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni Al Dhaheri, who is also Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, over 20 riders and staff met with Manager, Mauro Gianetti to discuss all ......read more
Kids can enjoy a variety of dance classes completely FREE for a week – September 8th until September 13th
Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018: Interested in signing your child up for dance classes, but not sure what style they will enjoy and would suit them the most? There are so many dance class options, so deciding which lessons to sign up for can be a daunting task. Thankfully James & Alex Dance Studios are here to help!
After the success of Free Dance Week at James & Alex Dance Studios, it’s now the kids turn as the dance studio in Media City ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018: Tomorrow’s rest day couldn’t come any sooner for the peloton at this year’s Vuelta a Espana, after nine days of back-to-back racing was capped off with a 200.8km route, which started in Talavera de la Reina and ended with a brutal mountain top finish at La Covatilla. Since La Vuelta began on Saturday 25th August, UAE Team Emirates’ riders have covered nearly 1,500kms and scaled 19 categorised climbs in support of their leader Fabio Aru. The efforts have started to pay off with the 2017 Italian National Champion improving day by day ......read more
August 30, 2018 - The second edition of the Seatrade INFOCUS Photography Competition, held in conjunction with Seatrade Maritime Middle East - the maritime meeting place for the Middle East held biennially in Dubai – announced that budding, amateur photographers from across the globe can now submit entries for participation in the competition. The 2018 edition of the contest encourages participating photographers to choose one of the two categories for submissions – ‘Vessels Viewed’ or the ‘Human Element.’
Under the first category, contestants can submit ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018: The start of the biggest cycle challenge in the Middle East begins on Friday, 7 September with the first of four Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Build-Up Rides and registration is closing on Wednesday!
Start your weekend the right way with the 35km cycle ride at Al Qudra Cycle Path followed by lots of activities and delicious breakfast treats, such as cheese omelettes, granola pots and snacks, provided by Spinneys along with a host of other sponsors in the early morning lively Cycle Village.
For all those who are new to the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will put out a well-balanced team for two days of racing in Northern Europe as they take on the Brussels Cycling Classic (Saturday 1 September) and the GP de Fourmies (Sunday 2 September). Blending experience and youth, the team will be led by 2017 European Champion, Alexander Kristoff and supported by 2013 World Champion Rui Costa. Alongside them will be an Italian quartet of Marco Marcato, Filippo Ganna, Matteo Bono and Oliviero Troia, as well as the team’s Argentinian stagiaire Nicolas Tivani. The team will be guided by ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018: It was another hot and hard day in the saddle for UAE Team Emirates as they battled through stage 6 of this year’s Vuelta. The graft paid off with Simone Consonni building on his fifth place finish earlier in the week with an impressive fourth in today’s stage. The team’s leader, Fabio Aru, was also able to finish ahead of many of his GC rivals and climb another three spots in the GC standings to 13th place.
The 150.7km route from Huercal Overa to San Javier Mar Menor was set up for the sprinters, with an early ......read more
Dubai, 30 August, 2018: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia opened its second VOX Cinemas OUTDOOR location at Aloft City Centre Deira. This new OUTDOOR concept, the first licensed venue for VOX Cinemas, features stunning views of the Dubai Creek and city skyline.
Following the success of VOX Cinemas’ first OUTDOOR cinema at Galleria Mall, the new location is suitable for all seasons with a retractable roof so movie-lovers can enjoy al fresco evenings in winter and relax in ......read more
Fidji Simo, Head of Video
Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018: Today we're making Facebook Watch available everywhere — giving people around the world a new way to discover great videos and interact with friends, creators and other fans.
We launched Watch in the US a year ago to give people a place on Facebook to find shows and video creators they love and to start conversations with friends, other fans, and even creators themselves. Over the past year, we've made the experience more social — like making it easier to see which videos your friends ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018: Zenofar Fathima’s social awareness short films continue to draw attention and praise from the general public and prominent figures alike in the UAE, and just recently, a well-known Bollywood celebrity has taken notice and lauded the independent film producer’s upcoming project, ‘The Peril 2’. Sonu Sood, an Indian film actor best known for his work in South Indian cinema, was in Dubai recently and met with Zenofer to extend his support on the latter’s new film initiative.
Zenofer, said, “At the launch ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018: Largest selection of Lovely Lunch Boxes, Brilliant Backpacks and Wonderful Water Bottles; mumzworld.com have everything so that your kids can be ready for anything this week!
Back-to-school is almost here and with it comes a lengthy shopping list, especially if you have more than one child to think about! There is nothing quite like starting the new academic school year in style, with a shiny new lunchbox fit for a king or queen, a durable and trendy water bottle to stay hydrated in style and a brilliant new backpack to start the term in the ......read more
Key Players include Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Rashid Khan, Brendon McCullum and Tamim Iqbal,
ICC’s Youngest Full Member T20 League In The World Announces Draft System,
1st season of the league is scheduled to take place between 5th Oct – 23rd Oct, 2018 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Dubai, 28 August 2018 : Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer Sports has announced the launch of the inaugural season of Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) in Dubai today, after receiving its sanction to initiate Afghanistan’s franchise-based T20 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018: UAE Team Emirates tackled the second road stage of this year’s Vuelta with a solid performance that saw the team’s young Italian sprinter, Simone Consonni, contest a fast sprint finish after nearly five hours of racing. Fabio Aru continued to build on his form and crossed the line just behind the sprinters to move into 18th position in the GC standings.
The 178.2km route, which ran from the coastal town of Mijas to Alhaurín de la Torre was always going to favour the sprinters, despite featuring one category one and one category ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, has signed a strategic partnership with leading Chinese payment gateway UnionPay to provide marketing services and facilitate payments for cardholders visiting the UAE.
Currently, Union Pay is the preferred payment platform for a majority of outbound Chinese travellers. With six billion subscribers globally, the company has the largest cardholder base in the world. The cards are accepted in 170 countries around the world and the brand ......read more
August 26, 2018: To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.
On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.
Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018: UAE Team Emirates kicked off its Vuelta a Espana campaign yesterday evening, when the riders tackled the first of the two Individual Time Trials (ITTs) that will feature in this year’s race. The short and flat 8km course around Malaga in the south of Spain saw riders set off from the Centre Pompidou before finishing on the famous marbled flooring of Calle Larios.
Valerio Conti recorded the fastest time of the team (10:15”) just ahead of Dan Martin (10:18”) and Fabio Aru (10:19”). Other notable performances came from ......read more
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Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018: Social thriller What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material, and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life.
The series stars Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger (Cold Mountain, Jerry Maguire, Chicago, Bridget Jones movies) in the role of Anne. In her ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018: Olympian Michael Phelps sat down with CNN World Sport anchor, Patrick Snell to discuss his struggles with depression.
Phelps is working to raise awareness of depression and other mental health issues by telling others about his own journey. Phelps hopes to inspire others to openly speak about their struggles and help save lives.
Michael Phelps tells CNN why he is speaking about his struggle with depression:
“I'd like to make a difference, I’d like to be able to save a life if I can. For ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2018: Summer fitness initiative sees nearly 200 youngsters cycle over 1,000km in three weeks
As the riders from UAE Team Emirates pick up the plaudits following their performances at this year’s Tour de France, the team is also celebrating its influence at a grassroots level, with the success of the recently launched UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy. Nearly 200 budding young cyclists, aged 11 – 16 participated in the three-week program, with the group collectively racking up an impressive 1,000km during 10 hours of ......read more
du LaLiga HPC U14 team delivers a stellar performance in their first scouting camp in Spain beating Cadiz on home ground
du LaLiga HPC U16 team crushes Granada in 4-0 win on home turf
LaLiga Club scouts on the look-out for talents from the UAE
Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2018: The du LaLiga HPC U14 and U16 teams have had a winning week in Spain, beating two major LaLiga Youth Club Teams. The du LaLiga HPC U14 team, who have embarked on their first scouting camp in Spain this year, delivered a stellar performance in their match against Cadiz, snatching a ......read more
As part of the Authority’s efforts to highlight the importance of Islamic arts and culture
The exhibition includes 32 photographs taken by creative photographers from 15 countries around the world
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 August 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage and literature, launched today a photo exhibition about the ‘Mosques of the World’, in cooperation with Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA) and Sheikh ......read more
Educational programme organised by Ministry of Health & Prevention and Sharjah Girl Guides
Sharjah, 18, August 2018: The 6th group, has been titled champion of an educational programme series, ‘Little Chef’, organised by Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHaP) and Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG). Concluded yesterday (Thursday), the programme brought its 28 participants together in a creative environment to teach them what constitutes a healthy diet and lifestyle.
The programme also engaged the girls (aged 9 to 11 years) in interesting cooking ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 18th, 2018: Danube Properties host the star cast of J P Dutta’s film Paltan. The renowned film maker is back after a decade with the movie Paltan and boasts an ensemble cast comprising of Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshwardhan Rane, Sonal Chauhan, Siddharth Kapoor with the producer Nidhi Dutta and Director J P Dutta.
JP Dutta is known for his patriotic films loved by audiences across the world. Paltan is based on 1967 Nathu La and Cho La clashes along the Sikkim border after 1962 Sino-Indian War. The film will celebrate ......read more
August 16, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Yas Island, the UAE’s premier leisure and entertainment destination, is set to usher in an unforgettable line-up of Eid Al Adha celebrations taking place over the course of the holiday from August 21-26. In addition to Yas Marina’s signature fireworks show, visitors will be spoilt for choice with a wide range of events, activities and cultural celebrations taking place at Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, and Yas Mall. With enough exciting experiences to jam-pack the holiday with family ......read more
Don’t miss the amazing offer with “Smiles by Etisalat” before Modhesh World ends on 25 August
Dubai, UAE - 15 August 2018: As the summer holidays come close to an end, Modhesh World, one of the region’s largest indoor entertainment and amusement facilities, has partnered with “Smiles by Etisalat” to provide visitors with an amazing offer to “buy one get one free” entry ticket from today until 25 August.
The Smiles by Etisalat programme offers several deals and rewards in addition to cinema, shopping, dining, ......read more