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 (November 1, 2018): A brand new swimming pool facility at Foremarke, Dubai’s Prep School located at Dubai Science Park, has been officially inaugurated by the UAE’s first female Olympic Swimmer, Nada Al Bedwawi.
Pupils, teachers, parents and friends of the school gathered to mark the opening of the six- lane, 25 metre outdoor pool and its adjoining learners’ pool, which lie adjacent to the school’s football pitch and boast an impressive two-storey viewing gallery. Nada, who was welcomed by Headmistress, Zoe Woolley, made a motivational address at the event and impressed the important role that school swimming lessons play in encouraging competition within the sport.
Nada competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the women's 50-metre freestyle event and ......read more
On the sidelines of the inaugural of 37th Sharjah International Book Fair
Sharjah, October 31, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has attended the announcement of the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo, on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the 37th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The emirate was awarded the prestigious title by UNESCO in recognition of its impactful role in promoting and supporting cultural movements on local, regional and international levels.
The theme ‘Open Books, Open Minds’ reflects the concept of reading and knowledge sharing, its impact on humanity and its role in civilisational development. The logo carries an abstract geometric artwork of an open book representative of the ......read more
Not Your Ordinary Travel Show – 2 Arab Women, 2 Motorbikes, 3 Countries, Anything Can Happen
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018: The much anticipated premiere of “The Open Road,” the first FOX Original Productions from the Middle East, an edgy new travel series starring two Arab women bikers riding on their own across UAE, Lebanon and Jordan, lands on your preferred screen on October 13. It will premiere simultaneously on an unprecedented line up of 11 channels across the region with simulcast on Facebook and YouTube.
Unhindered by the limitations of four wheels, the trailblazing stars of the show, Chantal from the UAE and Pamela from Lebanon, break social and cultural barriers with a life-changing journey that creates, tests and deepens friendships.
In Season 1, the two women ride across areas of ......read more
Dr Sobhy presents Egypt’s sports plan for the future at the 14th Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018: His Excellency Dr Ashraf Sobhy, Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports, says his ministry has put plans in place to use football star Mohamed Salah’s stunning success as a blueprint and create many more “Mo Salah” for the future.
“We have put plans in place for academies and football clubs to create a number of Mo Salah in the coming years,” said Dr Sobhy, as he launched the 14th edition of the Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium at the Mina Al Salam hotel on Wednesday with a presentation titled “Youth and Sports – Future Prospects”.
“Mo Salah is a brand today and we will use this brand for the ......read more
Dubai – October 31, 2018: Yash Raj Films mega action-adventure Thugs of Hindostan has created a huge anticipation with its fantasy tale set in the high seas. Fatima Sana Shaikh hasdplayed a young wrestler who wowed audiences with her performance in her debut film Dangal. This time she plays the role of the warrior princess Zafira, a daredevil and an outstanding fighter. Her look has become quite a talking point but creating Zafira’s look proved to be a tall task for the films costume designers, Rushi and Manoshi.
“Zafira was one of the most challenging characters for us. We found fabrics that we thought best described Zafira and then we got her to stand like a mannequin and draped and draped fabric for five to six hours,” they state. “Even with the armor, we had to keep her frame in mind and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018: The team of Road To Awareness (R2A) cyclists have crossed the finish line after pedaling just under 600 kilometres across the Western Cape in South Africa for charity. The team of local and international riders set-off from The Westin Hotel in Cape Town on Thursday 2nd August and spent the next three days experiencing the best of the beautiful Western Cape while firmly seated on a bicycle saddle.
The R2A cycle challenge forms part of a series of key events initiated by Marriott International to raise funds for charities across the Middle East and ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 09 August 2018: With the summer holidays almost over, there’s just enough time to squeeze in some extra fun at Modhesh World, one of the region’s largest indoor entertainment and amusement facilities in the UAE, before heading back to school. Modhesh World will be celebrating the last few weeks of summer fun with cake, balloons and lots of prizes with the “Back to School” party, whilst still offering a wide range of activities to keep your kids engaged, active and learning through exciting activities.
From 9 to 16 August, all children ......read more
Kids classes at James & Alex Dance Studios - September 8th to December 20th
Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018: Children easily develop an inner feel for music allowing them to effortlessly create a harmony be-tween dance movements that are elegant, accurate and beautiful. Dance is a wonderful form of self-expression that builds confidence in any child during their growing-up years.
The James & Alex Dance Studios provide special children-focused dance courses that are both ed-ucational and fun. Available courses include Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, Dance ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:
Youth x Hub: Calligraphy Basics
Instructor: Majid Alyousef
Join the renowned Majid Alyousef on an adventure into calligraphy covering its development, tools and scripts. In a series of exercises, learn the right way to hold a pen and create basic shapes, alphabets and connecting letters to make words. Come to the workshop with a word or short phrase that you would like to practice with.
Time: 10 AM - 1 PM
Location: Youth x Hub, Emirates Towers, Dubai
September 15,22, 29
Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy
Instructor: Majid ......read more
Award-winning theme park rolls out a 5-day calendar of festivities, featuring the park’s first ever culinary celebration, diverse cultural entertainment and thrilling rollercoaster fun for the entire family
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 August 2018: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the region’s leading theme park in the heart of Yas Island, is set to roll out an exciting line-up of culturally-inspired entertainment, and the first-ever fusion food concept to mark the Eid Al-Adha celebrations taking place at the park from August 22-26, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018: If you are looking for a bagful of surprises and delights, get to THE LITTLE THINGS. A hidden treasure trove of unique offering located in one of the biggest malls of the world - Dubai Mall, offering a wide range of exclusive gifts, novelties, toys to other most creative items you can find. Here are some may want to grab before they are gone.
Tokidoki X Marvel gift collection
Don’t miss the stunning Tokidoki X Marvel collection featuring avengers.
Cube It Blind Box Series
Collect, connect and stack these ......read more
Authors give away signed copies to visitors of São Paulo International Book Fair
Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018: It is the first time that the works of 13 prominent contemporary Emirati authors have been translated to Portuguese and made available to the community of readers, book lovers and cultural enthusiasts in Latin America. Led by Sharjah, this translation initiative forms part of the emirate’s cultural exchange programme marking its selection as the first guest of honour São Paulo International Book Fair.
Visitors streamed in at the Sharjah ......read more
During its participation at São Paulo International Book Fair
Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018: The unique Sharjah-based initiative to publish 1,001 first-edition Arabic books in two years, ‘1001 Titles’ has participated in the 25th edition of São Paulo International Book Fair, as part of a big Sharjah delegation, which is currently in the bustling Brazilian metropolis to celebrate the emirate’s selection as the book fair’s first guest of honour.
As part of its presence, ’1001 Titles’ organised a panel discussion yesterday (Sunday) ......read more
CNN’s Inside the Middle East delves into the region’s comic book community
Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018: CNN’s Inside the Middle East meets a group of young, like-minded people who have a passion for comic books and have come together to establish a pop culture community. Brought up on seeing western superheroes, these comic book fans crave an Arab superhero.
The programme meets Saeed Arjumand, a comic book illustrator and owner of Comic Stop store, who speaks about the need to see more nationalities in comics: “Marvel talked about diversifying ......read more
Abu Dhabi, August 04, 2018: In line with its mission of encouraging innovation among the youth and promoting SMEs, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development invites creative entrepreneurs to participate in the second edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceUAE’ and the first edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceGCC, a competition being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Pitch@Palace plays a vital role in supporting innovative enterprises and ideas at the local and regional levels, with the aim ......read more
A selection of Emirati marine heritage songs performed at Sao Paulo International Book Fair
Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018: Emirati composer and song writer, Taresh Al Hashimi, played the UAE’s traditional Oud music to a large international audience of music lovers and cultural enthusiasts in Brazil. His performance took place at the 25th edition of Sao Paulo International Book Fair, which is running from 3-12 August. His music forms part of the cultural programme that celebrates Sharjah as the book fair’s guest of honour.
Through his musical pieces, Al Hashimi ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 02, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Fabio Aru is back in action, this time in Poland as he looks to build on his top 10 General Classification(GC) place at the Tour de Wallonie. The Italian Champion last rode in the Tour of Poland in 2015, achieving a fifth place after seven days of competition. This year, the UCI World Tour stage race forms part of Aru’s preparation for the Vuelta and features favourable parcours for the skilled climber.
Joining Aru on the tour will be Italian team mates Valerio Conti, Edward Ravasi and Simone Consonni, alongside ......read more
August 02, 2018 - The 10th edition of the Dubai International Coffee and Tea Festival (DICTF), is now host to the world’s richest Coffee Championships with a potential to grow Year-on-Year by bringing the world’s top barista talent to the region. The Dubai International Coffee Championships, in true Dubai style, is set to take top spot in the coffee world by levelling the playing field for Baristas from around the world to pitch their skills in a competition that offers a prize pot of over US$ 50,000, with a Championship prize of US$ 40,000. The event will run from December 5 to 7 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2018: Summer is here – and so is the ice-cream man! To escape the blistering temperatures, Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, is giving out as many as 2,000 free ice creams to kids and families in select neighbourhoods across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain for two weeks, until 13 August.
The destination, comprising four separate parks MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park, have a roaming ice cream van distributing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 01, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin is wasting little time getting back onto his bike following a successful Tour de France, as he pulls on the team’s jersey this weekend for the Clasica de San Sebastián (4 August). Martin, who picked up a top 10 General Classification (GC) finish and the award for the most combative rider at the Tour following his impressive attacking performances, will look to capitalise on his good form and become the first Irishman to win the one day race.
Joining Martin in the Basque Country will be team ......read more
The second edition of Art Jameel’s multi-year commissions programme calls for proposals in Arts Writing and Research – the first of its kind in the region
The selected writer will be awarded a three-month residency in 2019 at the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, which opens on November 11, 2018
Writers are invited to propose a written project to be produced before the end of 2020; applications are due by November 30, 2018
Art Jameel Commissions runs in a three-year cycle: the first edition focused on Sculpture (2018), the second on Arts Writing and Research (2019), the third on ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018: It was a scintillating end to the Tour de France for UAE Team Emirates as Alexander Kristoff took home the iconic final stage win. The reigning European Champion, who picked up a stage win at the Abu Dhabi Tour earlier this year, saw off stiff competition in the sprint finish on the Champs-Élysées to take home what is one of the most coveted Grand Tour stages.
Kristoff had narrowly missed out on a stage victory at this year’s Tour, but there was no doubting the Norwegian today. He found himself in the perfect position in the build up to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018: The 2018 UAE AeroPress Championship aims to bring the UAE coffee community closer than ever, with regional championships taking place in every Emirate for the first time.
Organised by Mokha 1450 Coffee Lounge, in conjunction with World AeroPress Championships and a wide range of sponsors, the 3rd annual UAE AeroPress Championship commences August 1st in Ajman, with regional competitions running across all Emirates until September 5th.
The final takes place on September 15th in Dubai.
The competition is open to all: professional ......read more
Discover the human face of the luxury sector at Homo Faber, 14-30 September
Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018: The word luxury conjures money and status, but the original concept of luxury has a deeper meaning. Beneath the beauty of their outward appearance, luxury products can embody the values, culture and time-honoured skills of the master artisans who create them by hand.
If we focus on the original concept of luxury, what might we notice?
That a meticulously hand-sewn saddle with a unique double stitching is stronger than one made by a machine
That ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018: The penultimate stage of this year’s Tour saw the world’s best riders take to the road for a 31km Individual Time Trial (ITT) between Saint Pee Sur Nivelle and Espelette. It was a day for the General Classification (GC) contenders to make their last stand and one that allowed UAE Team Emirates’ leader, Dan Martin, to cement his place in the overall top 10 standings. His solo effort, which averaged 42.7km/h over a lumpy course, was 2:26” behind the yellow jersey and kept him in 8th position ahead of tomorrow’s procession through ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2018: After a lay off through injury, former World Champion Rui Costa will return to action for UAE Team Emirates as the side head to the United Kingdom for the Prudential Ride London-Surrey Classic. Costa, who last appeared in the Emirati colours at the Tour de Romandie, will be joined by sprint specialist Ben Swift, who will undoubtedly be eyeing a strong performance on home soil.
The duo will be joined by Italians Diego Ulissi, Simone Consonni and Filippo Ganna, plus Norwegian pair Sven Erik Bystrom and Vegard Stake Laengen – the latter ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 26, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin put in a thrilling performance on Stage 17 of the Tour de France to bring home another top five finish for the team – a result which sees the Irishman continue his pursuit of a top 10 General Classification (GC) finish. Martin, who held his nerve amongst the yellow jersey group for the first half of the race, decided to make his move with less than 12km to go as he pursued the breakaway riders. Showing his grit and determination, Martin continued to close the gap on the race leader and eventually secured second place ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018: United Arab Emirates:To commemorate the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, The previous St. Regis Dubai, in collaboration with Sulty Events and Entertainment will be opening an exhibition this week featuring 15 artists from 8 countriesin the surrounding area of ‘Le Patio”.
Over ten of the artists are fromAlfalasiArtz. Emirati Artist, Ahmed Al Falasi is the founder while the art curator is BhairaviMistry. Ahmed Alfalasi said,”We are promoting a number of new artists and in future see alfalasi.artz as an institution for ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Fabio Aru will kick of the second part of his season this week, as the Italian looks to get back on track with an solid performance at the Tour of Wallonie (28 July – 1 August). Aru last appeared in the team’s jersey at the Giro d’Italia in May, but is determined to come back stronger, compete to the best of his ability with the General Classification (GC) contenders and take home his first win in UAE colours.
Joining Aru will be an experienced team of riders, plus a handful of young guns. They ......read more
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island’s latest theme park, opens its doors to public on 25th of July 2018
The $1 billion theme park is developed by Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations complementing Yas Island entertainment and leisure attractions, in partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment
Spanning 1.65 million square feet, the park features a total of 29 state-of-the-art rides, interactive family-friendly attractions and unique live entertainment across six fully immersive lands
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 July 2018: Vice President and Prime ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 24 July 2018: Modhesh World, Dubai's annual indoor amusement centre, introduces a great chance to win big this summer! Gargash Motors, the official car partner of the must-see kids’ hang out, is offering all visitors the chance to participate and win a brand new GS8 car with every trip.
Families and kids of all ages are invited to come down to Modhesh World, where they will receive a ‘Visit and Win’ coupon with every entry ticket that prompts them to enter the raffle to win a brand new GS8. This grand prize features the company's golden ......read more
The three-month campaign commences on 1 August 2018
Dubai Taxi corporation to dedicate 100 branded family taxis to promote the destination
Campaign to feature an exclusive single day pass to enjoy two theme parks of choice for AED 235
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, has signed an exclusive agreement with Dubai Taxi Corporation to promote the destination to visitors arriving at Dubai International Airport terminals 1,2 and 3. The joint campaign will commence on August 1st, 2018 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: Modhesh World, one of the largest indoor amusement centers in the region, introduces the all-new Summer Entry Pass, for an unbeatable price of only AED125. The Summer Entry Pass allows guests to enjoy unlimited entry to the fun indoor venue, in addition to receiving 2 raffle coupons to double up your chances of winning! With VR games, an indoor ice rink, interactive Hello Kitty experiences, raffle draws and more available at Modhesh World, this is one offer you won’t want to miss!
Modhesh World plays host to a variety of attractions, rides, and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: London-based conceptual art house, Fortune Favours Art, today opens for the UAE market, with the launch of its website featuring some of the world's most sought-after contemporary and street art.
Founded by British entrepreneur and art connoisseur, Louis Wright, Fortune Favours Art offers the UAE market unprecedented access to some of the world's best-known contemporary artists and a global platform for local Arabic artists to showcase their work to global collectors, with the brand also planning its first physical exhibition in Dubai in Q4 of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin suffered a puncture in the final kilometre of Stage 14, hampering the Irishman’s chances of keeping with the General Classification (GC) contenders as they crossed the line. However, despite the bad luck, Martin retained his position in the top 10 of the overall GC standings, falling just one place to tenth.
The race was won by Omar Fraile (Astana Pro Team), who put in a late attack to take home his fir ever Tour victory.
Commenting on the race, Dan Martin said: “It was the worst ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 21, 2018: In support of the Special Olympics ‘Light Up for Inclusion’ campaign, Mubadala illuminates IPIC Square and Abu Dhabi Global Market
Commenting on the ‘Light Up for Inclusion’ campaign, Homaid Al Shimmari, Deputy Group CEO and Chief Corporate & Human Capital Officer, Mubadala Investment Company, said:
“The Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary marks an important milestone for the World Games. Athletes from around the world have inspired us all, through their determination and perseverance. We are proud to be ......read more
The Authority organises a number of activities in Dragon Mart Two
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 July 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirates dedicated entity for Culture, Arts, Heritage and Literature, organised a number of traditional activities in Dragon Mark Two as part of ‘UAE China Week 2018’, in order to strengthen ties between China and the United Arab Emirates and promote cultural exchange between the two countries.
During the three-day event from 19th to 21st July — which is taking place from 4.00 to 10.00 pm ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 21, 2018: UAE Team Emirates set off amongst a depleted peloton of 154 riders for Stage 13 today, taking on a flat 169.5km route from Bourg d’Oisans to Valence. It was a day for the sprinters - who had survived the Alps - to demonstrate their power, and a day for the GC contenders to stay safe and minimise any time loss. Alexander Kristoff did the team jersey proud with a powerful sprint into the wind that earned him a respectable second place finish.
The race unfolded as expected with a breakaway forming after 22kms and being allowed to ......read more
Frozen and Mackenzie are the perfect lines for kids looking for colour, character and durability
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018: Pottery Barn Kids has unveiled its ‘Back-to-School’ Collection with a creative line-up of must-have school accessories – including backpacks, lunchboxes and water bottles for the little ones.
Popular collections include the ‘Disney Frozen’ collection featuring best-loved characters from the film, including Anna, Elsa, Hans and everyone’s favourite snowman Olaf.
For kids looking for a slightly different style, the ......read more
UAE, July 17, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has recently launched the ‘Your Happiness is our Goal’ motivational programme (Happiness Programme), an important addition to the efforts aimed at creating an attractive and competitive work environment that is conducive to innovation, positivity and excellence, in line with the national drive towards capitalising on the human capital as key to Dubai’s sustainable development through innovation and creativity. The programme is a leap forward towards achieving ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 July 2018: To celebrate the Year of Zayed, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a scientific research competition to recognize remarkable talent in the country in the medical field.
The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE. DHA has held several initiatives to mark the Year of Zayed.
The competition aims to celebrate the Founding Father’s legacy and his pivotal role in the development of the health sector of the UAE and ......read more
Millions of kids are competing to win the Toon Cup for their country
Dubai, 16th July 2018: Even as the FIFA World Cup has captured the imagination of football fans the world over, millions of kids are competing in the race to win Cartoon Network’s Toon Cup 2018. As worldwide rankings stand, Egypt leads the global leader-board from among 70 countries. Toon Cup encourages children to create their toon football teams using their favourite Cartoon Network characters, play against teams of kids from other countries and compete for the title by gaining maximum points. The ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2018: Heading into the second week of the Tour de France, Norwegian National Road Race Champion Vegard Stake Laengen analyses UAE Team Emirates’ chances of more success.
After a dramatic week one on the tour – which saw UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin make history and take home the team’s first ever Tour de France stage win – we sat with Vegard Stake Laengen to discuss the week ahead, his experiences of these stages and the challenges his teammates will be face as they prepare for the first real mountain tests of this ......read more
If you haven’t entered your project yet, there’s still time.
Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2018: A device tackling ocean plastic waste, a heavy-lifting exoskeleton and an automated pollination system are just some of the thought-provoking entries that have entered the 2018 James Dyson Award so far.
Our oceans are swamped with eight millions tonnes of waste every year. To abate a potential crisis in our ecosystem, technology must react quickly and students in Spain think they may have the answer. L.I.F.E. (Living Incorporated Filter ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2018: It was a brutal day of racing for UAE Team Emirates as they battled through Stage 9, a 156.5km route from Arras Citadelle to Roubaix with over 22 kilometres of cobbles to contend with. It was a stage fraught with crashes, but the team rode courageously and no casualties were taken on the pave.
GC Contender Dan Martin, who had sustained injuries in Stage 8, was able to stay safe inside the peloton, well protected by the team during the early parts of the race. As the riders began to split up along the road, Martin was carefully chaperoned to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018: After yesterday’s stage, it was a day of more flat roads, this time in Normandy, as UAE Team Emirates took on Stage 8 of the Tour de France – a relatively short 181km route from Dreux to Amiens. It was another day made for the sprinters, with the peloton setting off at a pedestrian pace for the first half of the race. The stage looked to be a straight forward affair for the team until misfortune struck with 16kms to go and Dan Martin was involved in a crash that put him two minutes behind the lead riders. UAE Teams Emirates’ domestiques put ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018: Today, Dan Martin earned the second Tour de France stage win of his career and in doing so became the first ever UAE Team Emirates rider to claim the coveted prize. The Irishman, who finished sixth in yesterday’s race, has looked strong in the saddle all week and had highlighted this stage as one of his main goals for the Tour. The team protected Martin well throughout the 181km route from Brest to Mur de Bretagne allowing him to match all the attacks and accelerations in the final kilometres of the race. On the final climb to the line, Martin timed his ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018: Today UAE Team Emirates took on a race of two halves as they tackled Stage five of the Tour – a 204.5km course from Lorient to Quimper that began as a pan flat coastal course, before heading inland towards a series of short and tough climbs on highly technical Breton roads, which suited Dan Martin’s style of riding.
Once again, the team worked well within the peloton, protecting Martin and avoiding a number of crashes along the route. As the race unfolded the terrain began to favour the figure of Dan Martin who came to the front ......read more
Dubai, July 12, 2018: As part of our ongoing and global effort to build trust and encourage healthy conversation on Twitter, every part of the service matters. Follower counts are a visible feature, and we want everyone to have confidence that the numbers are meaningful and accurate.
Over the years, we’ve locked accounts when we detected sudden changes in account behavior. In these situations, we reach out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, we keep them locked with no ability to log in. This week, we’ll be ......read more
1 in 3 internet users in the world is a child, says UNICEF report
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 July 2018: Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Hend Al Qassemi, the independent short film ‘The Peril’ by producer/director Zenofer Fathima officially premiered today at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai. The Peril is a breathtaking narrative that aims to raise awareness on the unseen dangers of children using technology.
In an era of tablets, smartphones and touchscreens, more and more children have increasing digital presence, which inevitably ......read more
Families and friends are in for a major treat starting tomorrow, (Wednesday, July 11, 2018), until the end of August of this year. Shopping malls and institutions in Sharjah are sure to thrill you with exciting offers from a range of popular retail stores and family-centric activities at the opening of the 1st Sharjah Summer Festival. The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has made this announcement a day before the exciting event’s formal kick off. The launch of the Sharjah Summer Festival signals another innovative SCTDA-led initiative designed not only to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018: This year’s 25th annual Tour of Slovenia was exceptional in every sense. Through Eurosport broadcast and social networks, we brought the I Feel Slovenia brand to the world and presented Slovenia as an amazing green country with friendly people and several landmarks worth seeing.
This year, the organisers of the Tour of Slovenia decided to present the award for the best host of this international event, as the atmosphere throughout all five stages added to the attractiveness of the race and the promotion of Slovenian tourism.
Hearty cheering ......read more
Tridom, part of the Landmark Leisure Group, inaugurates with the tallest indoor drop tower in the Middle East at a height of 130 ft in Al Hamra’s Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah
Introducing a unique entertainment experience to the Northern Emirates, Tridom hosts many indoor rides and attractions as well as the largest indoor play area in the UAE
Based on a swiping power card system, patrons at Tridom can top up their card to use to play in the big and kiddie rides, as well as the play zone, and video games and redemption novelty games area, without paying an entrance ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 09, 2018: “Quest’s World of Wonder can be summed up in one sentence: We’re going to interesting places to meet fascinating people,” says Richard Quest, host of the new immersive travel series on CNN International.
He continues: “We’re not tourists, we’re travelers. It’s a show about meeting the people who reveal the heart of the city and help you understand what makes the place tick, leading you to that ‘wow’ moment when you realize you belong.”
Each month Quest will travel to a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 09, 2018: It was a positive day at the saddle for UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff as the Norwegian followed up yesterday’s top five finish with another, crossing the line in fifth place during today’s Stage two. The European Champion came into the final stretch alongside his fellow sprint specialists as they battled it out in the closing kilometre in what was another thrilling, but dramatic finish.
The day’s breakaway went early and managed to hold off the peloton until they were 14km from the end. Once together, the group ......read more