Yas Waterworld’s CineSplash is an immersive attraction introducing a unique 5D water experience with water flooding into the attraction for the first time in the region
Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018: Miral, the creator of Abu Dhabi’s destinations, announced today that a unique CineSplash experience will open in June 2018 in Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi. This attraction is an addition to Yas Island’s rich portfolio of theme parks and word-class attractions that brings unique, exciting and immersive experiences to the emirate’s residents and visitors.
Visitors of CineSplash will enjoy a 10-12 minute 5D water adventure about the fascinating story of the‘The Legend of the Lost Pearl.’ As the story unfolds, the theatre will flood with water and ......read more
Enlightening sessions on day one pay tribute to the role of women in the country’s development
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 April, 2018 – In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, The Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon, one of the showpiece events at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018, today got off to a brisk start with informative talks and lively debates on the UAE’s culture and history by a host of leaders, intellectuals and academicians.
Addressing a diverse captive audience at the literary salon, Her Highness Sheikha Rowda bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, Founder and Chairman of Sea of Culture, said: “Welcome to the land of knowledge, love and tolerance – the land that has become a melting pot for all the ......read more
Previously shortlisted and longlisted Jordanian-Palestinian novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah wins 2018 Prize
His novel, The Second War of the Dog, is set in a future world
Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018: The Second War of the Dog by Ibrahim Nasrallah was tonight, Tuesday 24 April 2018, announced as the winner of the 11th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
The novel, published by Arab Scientific Publishers, was named as this year’s winner by the Chair of Judges, Ibrahim Al Saafin, at a ceremony at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi. In addition to winning $50,000, funding will be provided for the English translation of The Second War of the Dog, and Ibrahim Nasrallah can expect an increase in book sales and international recognition.
The Chair of Judges, Ibrahim Al Saafin, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018: Meraas, a leading Dubai-based holding company, launched a series of complimentary photography workshops as part of its annual Urban Pixels photography competition, held in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage.
This year’s edition of the acclaimed contest welcomed amateur shutterbugs to the free-to-attend photography upskilling sessions, with more set to take place on 28 April and 5 May. Trigger-happy photographers spanning all levels of ability can choose from a variety of workshops, photo walks and photo talks taking place across select locations at The Beach, La Mer, Al Seef, City Walk, Boxpark and The Outlet Village.
UAE-based photography experts, including ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2018: The Dubai Sports Council’s pavilion at SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok has emerged as one of the top draws at the annual expo, attracting some of the sport industry’s biggest names.
A four-member delegation representing DSC and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award has travelled to the Thailand capital for this year’s SportAccord, which is being held at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre from April 15-20.
SportAccord is the world’s premier event in the business of sport, dedicated to engaging and connecting rights holders, organising committees, cities, media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.
Annually, the event brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations, and the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018: Flamengo’s Reinier Jesus Carvalho, the leading goal-scorer at the 8th Hamdan Bin Mohammed U16 International Football Championship, is hoping to keep his form going in Thursday’s final against Real Madrid and help his team return home as champions.
Flamengo, the Brazil U16 champions, have looked in a league of their own at the Dubai Police Officers’ Club, cruising into the semis with three emphatic wins in the group stages. They opened with a 5-1 win over Al Wasl and then routed Egypt’s Al Ahly 8-0 before closing with a 3-0 win over PSV Eindhoven.
Up against 2016 finalist Borussia Dortmund in the semis, the Brazilians, who are making their first appearance at the tournament, were ruthless as ever, dismissing the Germans 8-2 to set up a title-clash with 2015 finalist Real ......read more
Dubai – 16 April 2018: Dubai Customs took part in the Think Science Fair 2018, held from April 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister.
Such events like Think Science Fair are highly important to Dubai Customs which looks at knowledge and innovation as pillars to develop and thrive today.
On the first day of the Fair, Dubai Customs showcased 11 innovations that were built and created in-house. These included an amphibian inspection buggy, a mobile inspection lab, a remote integrated container inspection system, a smart inspection system in the airports, a customs clearance buggy, and a robotic inspection system for ladies.
Dubai Customs’ stand at the fair saw heavy footfall from school and college students who ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April 2018: One of the most anticipated days at the du Football Champions - the national semi-finals, took place on Saturday where the 48 strongest youth football teams from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Northern Emirates and Dubai faced off for the first time to secure their place in the finals of du Football Champions taking place at Dubai Mall on 20th April.
Home of the UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official cups and in partnership with LaLiga, teams playing in the semi-finals kicked off their matches with great energy supported by crowds of friends and fans.
The stakes were higher as teams battled it out to secure a place in the finals for a chance to take home the gold while eager to catch the eyes of LaLiga scouts looking for top players for the du LaLiga HPC ......read more
15 April 2018 - Dubai, UAE – In a night filled with anticipation at the U16 & U14 finals of the UAE FA Academy league, du LaLiga HPC met their counterparts from City FC in both categories in the decisive battle to be crowned the strongest youth team in the nation.
In the U16 category, du LaLiga HPC outplayed the boys in red from City FC from the opening whistle. Setting the pace of the match and playing an attacking match – a penalty was awarded to du LaLiga HPC early on, but not converted as City FC keeper saved it to a roar of support from the crowd with the halftime whistle ending a goalless first half.
The battle for the gold continued into the second half while du LaLiga HPC kept the pressure high, playing a fast paced tactical match, creating opportunities in City FC’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: UAE Team Emirates Dan Martin will be looking to secure his first win for the team as the Irishman leads a strong line up to tackle the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday (15th April). Martin, who joined the UAE outfit for the 2018 season, will be hoping to prove his fitness ahead of the upcoming Liège - Bastogne – Liège, a race he knows well having taken home the victory in 2013.
Joining Martin in the Netherlands is an experienced team of riders including former World Champion Rui Costa, Diego Ulissi, Matteo Bono, Rory Sutherland and Manuele Mori. Capping off the seven-rider line-up will be youngster Alexandr Riabushenko who impressed recently at the Tour of the Basque Country.
Commenting on Sunday’s race, Martin said: “Training has gone ......read more
Zenofer Fathima and Bollywood actor Mukul Dev play lead roles in short film about friendship
Shot and set in Dubai, Indian movie reaffirms that UAE has a flourishing media and entertainment industries
Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018: The independent film ‘Selfie’ debuts today with an exclusive screening at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai. A short film that tackles maintaining real-life friendship in the era of social media, Selfie is produced and starred in by Zenofer Fathima, with Bollywood actor Mukul Dev as the other lead character.
The movie was both shot and set in Dubai, reaffirming the UAE’s position as a preferred choice for film and television projects amongst international production companies. The country has been actively supporting the creative arts ......read more
Under the theme “Spirit of Innovation”
The Submission Deadline for Ideas Arabia Competition is 12th April 2018
Go Global! Ideas Arabia gives winners of 2 categories – Executive Leadership & Idea of the Year, a unique opportunity to compete globally in ‘The Global Award’ competition 2019”.
Leaders and experts will gather for two-day conference to support the spirit of ‘innovation to join hands in making UAE an innovation hub.
Dubai, 9th April, UAE: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, and patron of DQG, the Ideas Arabia Subgroup of DQG will host its 13th Annual International Conference & Competition on 13th & 14th May ......read more
Cooking, journalism, poetry and innovation contests to be held during SCRF 2018
Sharjah, 9 April 2018: Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), organised by Sharjah Book Authority, has launched four competitions on cooking, news reporting, poetry and innovation during its 10th edition, which will take place at Expo Centre Sharjah from April 18-28.
The contests are designed to discover, nurture and improve the youngsters’ literary and creative skills, including the ‘Little Chef’ competition for age groups 6-10 and 11-16, sponsored by Chicken Teka restaurant.
Little Chef aims to enhance culinary knowledge and techniques in a fun, safe learning environment as well as encourage the children to prepare healthy meals and reduce their intake of fast food.
SCRF is also challenging schoolchildren ......read more
9th April, Dubai, UAE: The first qualifier of 2018 Nations Tour presented by OMEGA concluded on 5 April at the Address Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai, with a thrilling finish between the top three qualifying teams.
The two-ball tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format saw Caroline Rosentock and Karin Schmedes from Team Germany take the first place on a countback in the opening qualifier with a net aggregate of 75 against Team Ireland, Damien Murray and John Hughes. Rahul Yadav and Vikram Malhotra from Team India finished third with a net aggregate of 71.
The winning team received a Pro-Am spot in the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic 2018. The second and third place winners took home a pair hospitality passes to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and exciting on course prizes were given away for Nearest to Pin and ......read more
Dubai, 9 April 2018 – Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, closed the gates on its biggest ever season on 7th of April 2018. The successful season 22 ended with a record breaking attendance of more than 6 million guests over its 158 days of operation achieved while successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guest Happiness Index. Season 22 had the biggest festivals of shopping, dining, concerts, shows and events, games and entertainment in the history of Global Village.
Global Village closed Season 22 completing 2.9 billion dirhams of business transactions, hosting over 95 nationalities of more than 10,000 manpower showcasing cultures of more than 75 countries. It is now preparing for the much-awaited ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced another strong line-up for one of the biggest races of the UCI World Tour season, Paris–Roubaix, as the group of riders look to beat the formidable ‘Hell of the North’. The majority of the team have already participated in races in northern Europe, with the exception of one, Roberto Ferrari, who comes in to replace Briton, Ben Swift following his crash at the Tour of Flanders.
Joining Ferrari at one of the most prestigious races on the tour will be: Alexander Kristoff, Filippo Ganna, Sven Erik Bystrøm, Marco Marcato, Oliviero Troia and Simone Consonni. The team will be guided by Sports Directors, Mario Scirea and Philippe Mauduit.
Commenting on Sunday’s race Scirea said: “We’re going to Paris-Roubaix with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexandr Riabushenko produced a scintillating ride on Wednesday evening to snatch second place in stage three of the Vuelta al País Vasco. The young Belarusian, who joined the side as a trainee in 2017, was unlucky to not take first place after a thrilling bunched sprint finish, which saw Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) claim the stage win.
Commenting on the podium finish, Riabushenko said; “I’m happy, but I can’t hide the fact that I’m a little bit upset because I could have won. It would have been great to get my first win as a professional at the end of such a difficult stage. In the sprint, I had good feelings and 500 metres from the line I was in good position. At 300 metres, McCarthy started to go and unfortunately I was behind ......read more
Consolidating the values and principles of the late Sheikh Zayed in the minds and souls of future generations in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has supported the ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018’, which was launched by Infinity Event Management and aims to assemble student contributions from 100 schools across the UAE. One winning painting was selected from each school and entered a grand competition, which included a total of 100 paintings.
The contest reflects the values of the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative by educating students and creating a higher level of understanding about the life of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza sealed a UAE National Championship double, after the Emirati finished first in the Time Trial event on Saturday afternoon, adding to his record-breaking Road Race victory last weekend. The win – his third consecutive in the UAE National Championship Time Trial – adds to what is becoming a remarkable season for the rider, having won the continental title in the points race at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in Malaysia, as well as the Asian Road Cycling Championship and the Omnium Track Cycling silver medal earlier this year.
Commenting on the win, Mirza, who managed to finish 17 seconds ahead of his nearest opponent, said: “I’m very happy and so satisfied to achieve this result. It’s great to confirm my place on top of the leader ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ European Champion Alexander Kristoff is hoping he can cause an upset at the upcoming Tour of Flanders and rediscover the form that saw him win the 2015 edition. The Norwegian has finished in the top 10 in each of his last five appearances in this race and goes into it with hopes of replicating his early season form that saw him pick up stage wins in the Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour.
Kristoff will be joined by team mates: Ben Swift, Filippo Ganna, Marc Marcato, Oliviero Troia, Simone Consonni and Sven Erik Bystrøm. The riders have had the opportunity to gel over the past week, having competed in the recent classics in Belgium.
Commenting on Sunday’s race, Kristoff said; ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s Al Shegawi wins T2 crown in Nissan Patrol, Spaniards capture buggies title, Dutchman Koolen is crowned quads champion
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 March, 2018: Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla completed their paths to victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan today, avoiding any late dramas as the event reached its conclusion after five days of spectacular action.
Prokop and co-driver David Pabiska, who started the final leg holding a 15 mins 20secs cars lead, were fourth fastest on the 218-km Abu Dhabi Aviation Stage and won by 13 mins 30.2 secs overall from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski with Belgian Tom Colsoul in a Mini John Cooper.
Russia’s two-times Desert Challenge winners Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin ......read more
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 26 March 2018 - ITV Choice kicks off April with an extraordinary new game show, Change Your Tune. Hosted by Baz Ashmawy, this unique singing competition challenges five truly terrible singers to 'change their tune'. In front of a live studio audience, contestants start the show by displaying just how bad they really are, before undergoing weeks of professional training. Our singers then return to the stage to give their once-in-a-lifetime performance as they go head to head to try and secure an amazing cash prize and win the show. Will our five terrible singers unearth their inner falsetto or master the perfect vibrato? Find out in Change Your Tune!
If you love The Chase, you'll love Britain's Brightest Family! New to the April line up, Britain's Brightest Family ......read more
27 March, 2018, Dubai, UAE: Emirates Post Group (EPG) organised reading activities supporting the ‘UAE Reading Month’ initiative. The initiative launched in 2016, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and reinforced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, assigns the month of March as the ‘UAE Reading Month’ to cultivate reading as a daily activity due to its transformative effects on society.
To promote this culture of reading further, Emirates Post set up an in-house “Library for Charity” with over 2,200 donated titles. The proceeds of the sale of these books will go to charitable organizations. The library served the perfect venue to participate ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 27 March 2018 – The highly anticipated Dubai knockouts stage of the official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official youth football tournament, saw a fantastic line up of the strongest Dubai Schools and Streets Cups teams competing for the few remaining spots in the national semi-finals of du Football Champions, where they will meet their counterparts from Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates. The nation semi-finals are scheduled to take place at The Sevens on 14th April 2018 where winning teams from Northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will meet for the first time to battle it out for their spot in the Finals of du Football Champions.
The initiative, in its third season has brought together hundreds of thousands of youth across the UAE, all driven by their love for football and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa will return to the UAE this week as the former World Champion attempts to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Tour (21-25 February) alongside a first-class rider line up. Competing alongside the Portuguese legend will be Italian Champion Fabio Aru, who makes his team debut and reigning European Champion Alexander Kristoff, who returns to the UAE following his top 10 performance at the Dubai Tour.
The three superstars will be supported in their quest for the General Classification title by Italian trio ......read more
Discover an awesome celebration filled with festivities that welcome the Year of the Dog from 15-24 February
Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2018 – LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is gearing up to welcome Lunar New Year with a host of festive round-the-clock activities for the whole family.
From 15-24 February 2018, families visiting LEGOLAND Dubai will experience an authentic Lunar New Year Celebration with a Wishing Wall, a fun interactive Chinese New Year Trivia Wall, and ......read more
February 14 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: US Open finalist Madison Keys has already made a massive impression on the sport elsewhere, and now she is primed and ready to add the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title to her lengthening list of accomplishments.
She became one of the youngest players to win a match on the WTA Tour, at the age of 14 years and 48 days, and was the first American woman to debut in the top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999, entering at 10 in June 2016 before rising to seven later in the year, becoming the best player to emerge from the United States in ......read more
Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah
Over 5,000 falcons registered in the take-off area in two championships in Dubai this season
Farms in Russia, Kazakhstan, England, Scotland and Germany breeding special falcons to meet demand in the UAE and GCC
DUBAI, 13th February 2018: The Emirati heritage sport of falconry has not only realized the strategic vision of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive the intangible culture of the UAE but also attracted global interest from falconers thanks to the successful organization ......read more
The competition encourages innovation and academic research in the field of cyber security in the UAE and globally
The award embodies the essence of the Year of Zayed’s vision and UAE Month of Innovation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 February 2018: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) today announced that the call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. The competition has been designed to encourage academic study and research excellence ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza scooped gold at the Asian Cycling Championships in Myanmar, adding to the two silver medals he picked up at the competition in 2015 and 2017, as part of the UAE National Team. Mirza, the first professional Emirati cyclist to ride on the UCI World Tour and compete at the Olympic Games, beat his opposition in the narrow sprint finish to take home the gold medal and write his name into the history books.
The Emirati, who recently took part in the Dubai Tour, commented: “I'm so happy and proud ......read more
ADNOC students beat out four other teams to take top spot in Abu Dhabi carrier’s innovation challenge
Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 12, 2018: A team of five students from ADNOC Schools reached first place in Etihad Airways’ Artificial Intelligence Competition, held in Abu Dhabi. With five teams and over 40 students participating, the competition challenged the children to develop a service or solution that harnesses the power of AI technology in order to solve a problem or create a new capability within the aviation or air transport sectors. The ......read more
February 12 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Wimbledon champion and former world number one Garbiñe Muguruza will be hungry for success when she begins her bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy next week.
The Spaniard enjoyed a fantastic 2017, winning at the All England Club to add a second Grand Slam crown to the one she earned in Paris a year earlier. By beating Serena Williams to win the 2016 French Open and then Venus to win Wimbledon, she became the first player to defeat both Williams’ sisters in Grand Slam singles finals. Last season she also won the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff finished ninth in the General Classification (GC) of the Dubai Tour, after yet another strong ride with fantastic support from his new team mates. The European Champion went into today’s final stage with the hope of scooping a podium position, but suffered another spate of bad luck after being caught up behind a crash in the final kilometre of the race.
However, Kristoff – who will continue his season at next week’s Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour – was superbly led ......read more
Over 40 submissions selected by the Authority’s judging panel
SIKKA Art Fair is a flagship event of Dubai Art season, the Emirate’s annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 February 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its line-up of artists for the eighth edition of the SIKKA Art Fair 2018. Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai ......read more
Dubai’s most exciting drama camp for children & teens
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018: From monsters and spaceships to pinball and bowling to best friends and prom… throw some crazy 80s music in there and what do you have? A unique drama camp based on the HIT NETFLIX TV SHOW ‘STRANGER THINGS’! Are your kids ready to venture to the UPSIDE DOWN…?
At Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, your kids ages 6-14 years can join the camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and immerse themselves into a creative, energetic environment ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff showed why the team were desperate to secure his services for this season, as the rider once again featured in the top five during stage four on the Dubai Tour. Kristoff, the reigning European Champion battled against the attacking peloton as they frantically tried to reign in the sole break away rider in the final kilometres. Coming into the final 300 metres, the drawn out, blue-jersey bunch, tackled a steep ascent with Kristoff driving forward to cross the line narrowly missing out on a third place podium ......read more
The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery takes flight with French photographer Manolo Chrétien and his powerful aeronautical artwork.
Dubai, UAE – 10 February, 2018: Acclaimed artist and photographer Manolo Chrétien unearths his deeply rooted passion for aviation in the Nose Art exhibition at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, debuting in February 2018. In a powerful yet playful approach, Chrétien captures the essence of famed aircraft nose-to-face as it were. From a luxe 1960s Learjet to the supersonic Concorde jetliner and military vessels like the Dassault Rafale, ......read more
February 8, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: With a spectacular line-up which includes seven of the world’s top ten female players, the excitement is building for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which gets underway in just over a week’s time at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud.
One of the best fields to be seen outside of a Grand Slam will be in action from 19th to 24th February during the WTA Tournament, and for only 55dhs per day for Days 1-3, fans will see a line-up which boasts five former world number ones and four players who between them have ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: UAE Team Emirates capped off stage three of the Dubai Tour with another hard fought performance, which culminated in Alexander Kristoff securing a top 10 finish following a bunched sprint to the line. Ahead of the race, the reigning European Champion joined team-mates; Yousif Mirza, the UAE National Champion, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Anass Ait El Abdia, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono in meeting and signing autographs with students from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai, as part of the team’s commitment to promote ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: In celebration of its role as Official Timekeeper of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has proudly opened its ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ inside the Lotte World Mall in Seoul, South Korea. The launch event included many guests of honour including Alain Zobrist, CEO of OMEGA Timing; Julia Choi, CEO of Swatch Group Korea; OMEGA friend and Olympic Games athlete Yuna Kim; and Hyunchul Park, the Director of Lotte Property & Development.
The ‘OMEGA Olympic Games Exhibition’ displays 86 years ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: Ahead of the third stage of the Dubai Tour 2018, children from Dubai College and Nord Anglia Dubai were invited to meet UAE Team Emirates at the Dubai Tour fan village.
Riders including the reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff, UAE National Champion Yousif Mirza, former U23 World Champion Sven Erik Bystrom, Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni and Matteo Bono signed autographs and spoke to the excited students, as part of the team’s commitment to promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the next generation of UAE cyclists ......read more
Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Telwah
16-year-old Emirati Khalifa Al Falasi competes in the General Public category
DUBAI, 7th February 2018: Dubai-based British falconer Harry Ian Garland has embraced the Emirati heritage sport of falconry with the same passion and pride as people in the Gulf after participating in the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) at the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off ......read more
February 6, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Schools across Dubai have been getting into the swing of things in the lead up to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, with over a thousand children from ten schools participating in the Partner Schools Programme.
Schools across the emirate have been invited to participate in the programme, which was developed to create a legacy from the Championships by providing children with the opportunity to try tennis, and to get involved with the event through academic and sporting activities and participation in the always popular J.P. Morgan ......read more
Dubai, 6 February 2018: DIFF365@VOX powered by du presents audiences ‘Cactus Flower’ from award winning Egyptian director Hala Elkoussy at VOX Cinemas (cinema 9), Mall of the Emirates from 8 February – 21 February, 2018. ‘Cactus Flower’ is the story of three strangers who come together after a banal catastrophe leaves them homeless in Cairo, a city on the verge.
‘Cactus Flower’, supported by the Dubai Film Market’s post-production and production support programme Enjaaz, received rave reviews from audiences and critics at DIFF’s ......read more
Sharjah – February 5, 2018: Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, the Department of Family Development Centres (FDC), one of the institutions of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs, announced the 16th edition of the Annual Family Forum.
Conceptualized under the theme “By Morality, Nations are Built”, the Annual Family Forum ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ are targeting glory on home soil with the Dubai Tour (6 – 10 February) the first stop in a series of races across the GCC that includes; The Tour of Oman (13 – 18 February) and concludes at the end of February with the Abu Dhabi Tour (21 – 25 February).
The line-up for the Dubai Tour – the first race in the UAE for the Emirati team this season – will feature two of the team’s newest members; former U-23 World Road Race Champion, Sven Erik Bystrøm and reigning European Road Race ......read more
February 4 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Two of the most exciting young players on the ATP World Tour will be vying for the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title when play gets underway later this month, with both Lucas Pouille and Karen Khachanov ready to make their mark and continue their climb up the rankings.
Pouille already signalled his intent here last year when he fought all the way to the semi-finals before losing to eventual champion Andy Murray. Having received the 2016 Most Improved Player Award, voted for by his fellow players, he went on to enjoy a ......read more
Porcelain vessels designed by Sheikha Hind currently being displayed as part of PostCraft Collection
Sharjah, February 04, 2018: The uniquely different stages of the UAE’s development form the artistic focus of a collection of vases that is currently touring around the region. Designed and produced by Sheikha Hind Al bint Majed Al Qassimi, proprietor of the Designed by Hind brand, the vessels are a personal interpretation of the three significant historical periods that have defined the progress of the country; pre-oil, oil and post-oil.
Titled ‘Is-Dher’, ......read more
Kids will have the chance to perform on the Main Cultural Stage of Global Village within the Global Show Academy
The festival, dedicated to celebrating children, runs from 3rd to 24th February 2018
A football challenge for children will be held during Kids Fest
4 February, 2018 -Dubai, UAE: Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and a family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced the return of Kids Fest, for its 3rd successive year, from 3rd – 24th February 2018.
Kids Fest will be a 21 day ......read more
Saeed Al Kaabi will face-off against Matar Al Habsi in the second semi-final next Friday
DUBAI, 4 February 2018: Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi displayed magnificent all-round skills to become the first contestant to achieve a perfect score of 50 during the ninth episode of the 18th edition of the AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village on Friday 2nd February.
It came at a perfect time for the experienced Yuweel artiste who virtually sealed his spot in the final with his flawless ......read more
Gems Modern Academy won the match by eight wickets
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 3rd 2018: Students from Gems Modern Academy school were at their best in the Final Round of Elite School League (ESL), a cricket tournament conducted by Robin Singh Sports Academy with Aster and Transworld Group as title sponsors at the Ajman MCC ground on February 2nd. The League produced not only centuries, but also deadly bowling spells and spectacular all-round performances.
Watched by Indian Test star and renowned coach Robin Singh, ESL aims to identify top cricket talent in the UAE. ......read more
Tournament is a qualifier for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals to held on 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 1st February 2018: Team F3-K headed by falconer Khalifa Bin Mijrin began their quest to qualify for the ‘Noukhba’ (Elite) Super Finals with a hat-trick of victories on the opening day of the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) on Thursday 1st February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in ......read more
ME children’s toy sector on upward track as UAE leads consumer spending on toys and games
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: The Middle East toys and games market, valued at US$3.5 billion in 2017, will be on an upward track in 2018, with the UAE at the forefront of consumer spending on items such as action figures, arts and crafts, plush toys, puzzles, sport equipment, and pre-school products.
According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), a growing population coupled with a strong performing tourism sector will put the retail value of toys and games in the Middle ......read more
The ‘Pride of the Generation’ will be held from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 31st January 2018: Elite falconers will spring into action during the next fortnight when the sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) begins on Thursday 1st February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (exit 55) in Dubai.
The second and most prestigious falconry championship which will continue ......read more
Dubai, Wednesday, 31st January 2018: Lebanese superstar Elissa, one of the most recognised artistes in the Arab world, will perform a special concert for Global Village guests on Friday, 2nd February 2018, starting at 9:00 pm at the Main Cultural Stage. Elissa has been brought to the region’s leading family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment in cooperation with Rotana, and guests can rightly anticipate a magical atmosphere at the concert.
Season 22 of Global Village has witnessed concerts by some of the most popular and adored singers and artistes ......read more
Dubai, January 31, 2018: Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors hosted the 14th edition of the hugely-popular annual musical concert Global Fusion on 27th January, 2018, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. This year’s Global Fusion concept was themed around “Wind”, one of the five basic elements of nature which has been musically interpreted since time immemorial. The concept symbolised the role of Wind in creating music with the help of talented artistes from six different countries.
The Global Fusion concert was led by Rakesh Chaurasia from India on the Bamboo ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2018: The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 began with a thrilling start at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” that took place in the spectacular setting of the frozen lake of St. Moritz from 26th – 28th January 2018 and saw Team Cartier claim victory over Team Maserati by 4.5 to 4, in a breathtaking final.
Over the three days of the tournament, the four polo teams played entertaining and high-class polo matches to the delight of over 15,000 spectators – setting a new tournament record. The spectacularly sunny weather conditions ......read more
The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer
Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018: Following four days of enthralling golf, the “Major of the Middle East” has concluded in victory for Li Haotong. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished with a 1 point lead on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club.
The victory earns Li Haotong a trophy, winner’s cheque and a brand new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer
Driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8901 ......read more
Dubai, 25th January, 2018: OMEGA ambassadors, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy, have teed off on a gloriously sunny day at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai to get the 29th edition of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic underway.
While the current and defending champion Sergio Garcia will be looking to earn his second win at the tournament, the Northern Irishman, Rory McIlroy, will also be looking to reclaim the trophy, which he lifted in 2015.
The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, a part of the European Tour, is considered the top professional golfing tournament in the Middle ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018: Representatives of more than 120 national boxing federations will assemble in Dubai this weekend for an Extraordinary Congress of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), where they will discuss administrative reforms and pick a new chief to lead the organisation.
The UAE Boxing Federation (UAEBF) will host the Congress on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton (Dubai International Financial Centre), in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, and HE Anas Al Otaiba, President of UAEBF, said preparations are in full swing.
“This is the ......read more
Dubai – 25 Jan 2018: Dubai Customs has brought down the curtain on the 23rd edition of Carpet and Art Oasis 2018, with sales hitting AED 20 million.
Themed ‘A Fabric of Creativity’, the exhibition organised by Dubai Customs in association with Oilfields Supply Center Ltd featured more than 200,000 exquisite and rare carpets, and over 45 exhibitors from around the world, with carpets this year worth Dh2 billion.
The exhibition, a key event of the Dubai Shopping Festival, is among a few exhibitions in the world to focus on handcrafted silk and wool carpets, said ......read more
KSA women participate in basketball, table tennis, fencing, Karate and athletics
Sharjah, January 24, 2018: A strong contingent of Saudi women athletes will be out in force at the fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), which runs from February 2-12, 2018. Organised by the Sharjah Women Sports Foundation, (SWSF), under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, the event will see 70 clubs from 17 Arab countries compete in nine Olympic ......read more
24 January, 2018; Dubai: The Alif, a painting exhibition by Dr. Sana Sajan a passionate artist and philanthropist 2018 edit has been inaugurated at AnYahh art gallery on 23rd January by H.H. Sheikha Hind Bint Faisal Al Qassimi and Adel Sajan Director Danube Group. To grace the occasion present on the evening were members of the private office of H.H Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, The Community Development Authority, Thalassemia center of Latifa hospital and Crème de la Crème of Dubai.
The collection is blend of bold and beautiful colours with an oeuvre of modern ......read more
December’s ‘500 Super Final Handball’ will see the nine-time European champions take on Polish club Vive Kielce
DUBAI January 23, 2018: Come December and two of Europe’s biggest teams, nine-time European Champions League winners FC Barcelona Handbol and 2016 continental champions PGE Vive Kielce, will land in Dubai to battle for a prize-purse of $500,000 in the inaugural “500 Super Final Handball”.
Being organised under the aegis of Dubai Sports Council, the 500 Super Final will be held in Dubai every December for five years, with ......read more
There will be five races each day from 1st to 15th February in Ruwayyah
DUBAI, 23rd January 2018: The sixth edition of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Telwah organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will be held from 1st to 15th February 2018 in the dedicated Fazza Falconry Championship site in Ruwayyah area off Emirates Road (exit 55) in Dubai.
HHC expect a record number of participants for the second and prestigious Fazza Falconry Championship following the success of the Fazza ......read more
Robert Pattinson’s best performance to date in electrifying twisted thriller exclusive to DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du this month
Dubai, 23 January 2018: DIFF’s independent cinema showcase, DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du, welcomes the most exciting and latest cinema from around the world for a year-round festival. From 25 January - 7 February, DIFF365 presents ‘Good Time’, a riveting race-against- time thriller directed by Ben and Josh Safdie, starring Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi, Ben Safdie, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Following the ......read more
DUBAI - Jan 22, 2018: Conares, a leading provider of downstream steel products in the GCC region, lauded Indian blind cricket team on winning against Pakistan team at the One Day International Blind Cricket World Cup match recently held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
His Excellency Vipul, Indian Consul General in Dubai, hosted the team at the Consulate premises along with Mr. Bharat Bhatia, CEO of Conares and other dignitaries.
Commenting on the team’s performance Mr. Bharat Bhatia said, “We take great pride to see the Indian team winning at the Blind ......read more
UAE Team Emirates continue their UCI World Tour 2018 season today as riders head to Argentina for the Vuelta a San Juan between 21 – 28 January, with UAE National Road Race Championship winner, Yousif Mirza flying the flag for UAE Team Emirates.
Mirza, the first professional Emirati rider to ride for a team on the UCI World Tour, last competed for the team at the Colorado Classic in August 2017 and will be hoping to build on the success of last season where he lifted the UAE National Road Race Championship on home soil. Joining him in South America will be Darwin ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the opening race of the UCI World Tour 2018 season, as the Italian finished fourth at the Santos Tour Down Under, just four seconds off third-place and 20 behind the eventual winner, Mitchelton-Scott’s, Daryl Impey.
UAE Team Emirates’ riders who claimed top 10 finishes in all but one of the tour’s stages included; Simone Consonni (5th – stage one, 4th – stage three and 7th – stage six) Diego Ulissi (4th - stage four and 7th ......read more
Saeed Al Ketbi advances to the ‘Golden Square’ round during the seventh episode of competition
DUBAI, 21 January 2018: The traditional Emirati folk art of Youlah is gaining international acclaim thanks to the brilliant performances in the 18th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah and 13th edition of Al Meydan Program being held to packed audiences every Friday night at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village.
Saeed Mohammed Sweidan Al Ketbi became the second contestant to qualify for the Semi-Finals (Golden Square) of the competition, it was announced ......read more
The soccer tournament for women organized by women, is aligned with the sustainability theme of the Year of Zayed
Diamond Divas, the winning team, secured a spot in the global final to be held in New York City in September 2018, held during the UN General Assembly Week.
DUBAI – January 20, 2018: The Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup UAE), the first women’s only global soccer tournament in the Middle East to support the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals, held at The Sustainable City, Dubai showcased two evenings of absolute fun, music, food, great soccer and ......read more
Grand musical portrays a love story set in the Umayyad period
20 January, 2018, Dubai, UAE: Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park and the region's key family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced the launch of ‘Silk Road – The Journey of a Unique Necklace’, a grand scale musical production by Ornina Arts Events, that portrays the story of Jubayr and Laila set during the Umayyad period in Andalusia. The 30-minute musical is hosted on the Main Cultural Stage as part of the 22nd Season of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2018: Dubai’s first nature adventure and zip-lining park is celebrating its first birthday on the 27th January and the whole of Dubai is invited to celebrate.
This FREE birthday celebration will include a number of spectacular shows including Arial Acrobats, Kharsha drums and Ground Acrobatics.
The Party extravaganza will kick off at 2:30PM on Saturday 27th, with fun for the whole family including Face Painting, Balloon Sculptures and a host of exciting competitions. The Aventura café will also be open, serving a selection of special ......read more
January 18, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: There could be a changing of the guard at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this year, with world number three and ATP Tour Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov leading the list of direct entries for the ATP title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium next month.
With defending champion Andy Murray out injured, the field may have opened up for a new title holder to hold the trophy aloft when play commences for the Men’s week on 26 February.
Dimitrov, who will be making his second appearance in Dubai having played here in ......read more