The new edition of ArtMap provides full information on Dubai Art Season 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the 27th edition of ArtMap, which celebrates the Authority’s 10th anniversary. ArtMap is published bi-annually in collaboration with ArtintheCity and provides a comprehensive artistic and cultural guide to major events and exhibitions taking place across the UAE.
The latest edition of ArtMap includes dedicated sections for both ‘Curator in Focus’ and ‘Artists in Focus’, featuring local talents including conceptual artist and designer Zeinab Alhashemi, and painter and photographer Alia Lootah. The guide also provides information about ......read more
Five international artists reveal new artworks this week, created at in5 as part of Art Dubai’s first residency programme
Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2018 – Throughout March, and in support of propelling the UAE onto the international stage as a leading hub for the arts, in5, an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups launched by TECOM Group, which seeks to nurture ideas and businesses to their next phase of growth, has opened its doors to five international artists in collaboration with Art Dubai 2018.
Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, Art Dubai today returns for its 12th edition showcasing contemporary and modern art from a record 104 galleries from 48 countries. A fresh highlight of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 21 March 2018 – In the final week of the Dubai group stages of duFC’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, teams battled it out in their final efforts to top their groups and get one step closer to the du Football Champions Finals.
In the nation’s only international scouting tournament, LaLiga scouts were also on the lookout for the top footballers who will go through a series of trials for the chance to be invited to join the du LaLiga High Performance Centre.
Speaking about the outpour of interest from youth in Dubai, Abdulwahed Juma, Executive Vice President of Brand and Corporate Communications, du, said, “It is great to see so many young footballers in Dubai pursuing their football aspirations through this platform. Youth development is high on our agenda and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, sees around 50% increase in the number of participants in the 4th UAE edition of the 12th global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.
Over 2,000 children aged 5 to 15 from 45 UAE schools have participated in Toyota’s global initiative, designed to encourage design of future responsible cars, aiming at making the world a better place, through a platform for creative expressions by young artists.
30 finalists will be invited by Al-Futtaim Toyota to the local award ceremony and exhibition in May, where 9 local Gold, Silver and Bronze category winners across three age groups will be announced. The 9 winners’ artwork will be submitted to the global competition held in Japan in the summer, to compete against other ......read more
Mariam Al Zaabi finishes in first place in her division of 1,500 meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi
York University Abu Dhabi
20 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE long-distance runner Mariam Al Zaabi brought the crowd to their feet with a heart-warming and gold medal-winning effort in the 1,500-meter race at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Day two of the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 got off to a fantastic start at the NYUAD campus on Saadiyat Island with the Emirati long-distance athlete sealing first place in her race.
The 1,500-meter runner paced her way around the track to take the gold, waving her arms to the cheering crowd and soaking up the applause.
Speaking after her run, Mariam said: “I am very happy and not even tired. I was so excited with the crowd cheering me on from the ......read more
Competition organised in collaboration with Dubai Design & Fashion Council
Dubai-UAE: 20 March, 2018 – Home Centre, the region’s leading home retailer, is set to launch a design competition in collaboration with the Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) for young and emerging talent in the region.
With the aim of promoting art and design, the contest will focus on themes reflecting UAE culture, resonating with the people and heritage of the GCC region.
The best print designs will feature on select Home Centre products and be displayed in the retailer’s flagship store at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Furthermore, the winner will benefit from a three-month long internship at the retailer’s head office that involves participating in product development and gaining the ......read more
Athlete’s mother, Umm Saleh, says Special Olympics has helped to boost her son’s self-confidence around others as well as his enthusiasm for sport
20 March 2018, Abu Dhabi: Umm Saleh fills with pride each time her son rolls a bowling ball to record another game-winning strike. Saleh Al Marri dominates the lanes wherever he plays. The 24-year-old Emirati is a bowling sensation with a remarkable record of victories and an impressive tally of strikes.
But what is even more impressive is the change he has undergone since he found his love of the sport and began competing on the world stage at the Special Olympics, says Umm Saleh.
“The Special Olympics has affected various aspects of Saleh’s life and he has become more enthusiastic and self-confident.
"Because the championship is taking place ......read more
The ‘Saudi House’ promotes cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March 2018: SIKKA Art Fair 2018, a flagship event of Dubai Art Season and the first annual initiative of its kind focused on supporting and showcasing Saudi, Emirati, and GCC based artists, features the ‘Saudi House’ by Culture-Focused Tamashee during its eighth edition. SIKKA Art Fair is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture, and runs from 17th to 26th March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.
In a direct translation of the directives issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ......read more
Formula one champion Lewis Hamilton races to ceremony to deliver trophy
Ceremony hosted by Trevor Noah and included a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson
Dubai, UAE; 19 March 2018: Andria Zafirakou, an art and textiles teacher from Alperton Community School, Brent, London, has been named as the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018, awarded under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
The glittering award ceremony was hosted by comedian and actor Trevor Noah and included a special musical performance by Oscar-winning actress and Grammy award winning singer Jennifer Hudson. Over 4,000 children gathered to announce this year’s winner ......read more
Top shooters touted as future Olympians
2500 contestants competed for 4 days
Dubai, 18th March 2018: An Emirati woman grabbed first place at the 18th Fazza Open Championship for Shooting (Saktoun Rifle) after seeing tough competition from veteran rifle shooters in the region and overcoming windy condition on Saturday at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai.
The competition, organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) for locals, residents and GCC nationals, was held for four consecutive days and saw the participation of around 2,500 contestants vying for big prizes, including 4X4 cars and huge cash incentives, plus the privilege of bringing honour to their respective countries.
Maj. Gen. Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Chairman of the Planning ......read more
Dubai, March 18, 2018: Curtin University Dubai has announced the winners of their inaugural Curtin Urban Arts Festival, a creative event with workshops, masterclasses, and competitions that challenged the artistic abilities of students in the UAE. Winners were selected from more than 300 entries from leading schools and colleges across the UAE.
In the Photography Competition, Donell Gumiran was declared winner in the General Category and emerged as Curtin Dubai’s Photographer of the Year. Sumiksha Chakraborty from St Mary’s Catholic High School won the School Category Photography Competition. In the University Category, Kate Roska from Curtin University Dubai won first place. Al Diyafah High School students Akshita Bhatia, Alesha Saldhana, Diya Sanjeev, Roshni Kukreja won the graffiti competition that let ......read more
In celebration of the UAE’s Year of Zayed 2018, the eighth edition of SIKKA Art Fair upholds the values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
The Saudi House, a SIKKA Art Fair 2018 highlight, will promote cultural cooperation and collaboration between the UAE and the KSA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has today inaugurated the eighth edition of SIKKA Art Fair, which will run from 17th to 26th March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood as a flagship event of Dubai Art Season 2018, strengthening the culture, heritage, arts and literature sectors with a rich series of new ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced a super-seven line up for Friday’s Milan-San Remo race, with Abu Dhabi Tour stage winner and reigning European Champion, Alexander Kristoff leading the team as they look to secure their first race win of the 2018 UCI World Tour season.
Kristoff, who is aiming to add to his 2014 Milan-San Remo victory, will be supported by an experienced team including; Diego Ulissi, Marco Marcato and Ben Swift, the latter of whom has finished on the podium twice in this race – 3rd in 2014 and 2nd in 2016. Joining them will be the promising young trio of Oliviero Troia, Simone Consonni and Sven Erik Bystrøm. The riders will be guided along the 300km route by Sports Director Mario Scirea and his ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2018: Etihad Airways and the UAE Special Olympics team last night welcomed the Kuwait Special Olympics team and supporters at Abu Dhabi Airport. Etihad had provided the Kuwait team with flights as a symbol of support to the UAE’s sister country.
The Kuwaiti delegation of 84 visitors includes 54 athletes representing seven sporting disciplines.
In addition to athletes, the airline flew Kuwait’s equipment, coaches, dignitaries and the media for the occasion.
Etihad is supported by Hala Abu Dhabi, who are providing tours & excursions to visitors attending the event
Key facts about the Special Olympics:
The Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 take place in Abu Dhabi between 14 and 22 March 2018.
More than 1,000 athletes from 33 countries will be competing in ......read more
Dubai, UAE; March 15, 2018: 2XL, a home-grown luxury furnishings brand, has launched Caspar, a grey coloured sophisticated living room collection which conforms to a variety of interiors. It can easily blend in with warm wall colours for a laid-back look or one can spruce it up with pops of colour for a stylish upgrade. Caspar comes as a set of four-seater and two single-seater sofas.
Made of soft fabric, Caspar is perfect for one to relax after a busy day. The rims of the seater and its legs are in a matching light wooden colour, making it easy to pair with any colour of coffee tables available in the 2XL store.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, 2XL, “Grey is a very versatile colour, opening up many possibilities of mix and match to create a breath-taking effect. The arms and legs of Caspar ......read more
Celebrating athletes of determination, from 14 to 22 March
15, March 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Twenty-three students from the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomatic institution, will volunteer at the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi.
The upcoming event, set to take place from 14 to 22 March 2018, marks the debut edition of the Special Olympics in the Middle East.
His Excellency Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, said: “We are grateful to the students of Emirates Diplomatic Academy for their support for the Special Olympics.
Special Olympics volunteers will play a major role in the success of one of the world’s biggest and most ......read more
Exclusive opportunity for Cadillac car buyers to win one of EIGHT luxury packages to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals
The ‘Daring Greatly Gets You to the World Cup’ initiative is running from March alongside other offers
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018: With the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, Cadillac Alghanim is giving its customers the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the finals of the tournament in Russia, offering a five-star experience that matches the luxury standards of a premium brand such as Cadillac.
From the 1st of March, customers will have the opportunity to win either one of three all-inclusive five-star trips to attend the FIFA World Cup Final in Moscow or one of five all-inclusive five-star trips to attend one of the semi-final games, with every purchase of a new Cadillac ......read more
Fourth annual Data Science Bowl Calls on Global Data Science Community to Confront Deadly Diseases through Artificial Intelligence
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018: Somewhere, buried in one of tens of millions of cell samples, could lie the next great breakthrough in disease prevention or cure. But, one of the great barriers to finding it could be the need for human eyes to evaluate a corresponding mountain of cell images, one by one. In an era when terabytes of data can be analyzed in just a few days, the opportunity to enhance automation of biomedical analysis could help researchers achieve breakthroughs faster in the treatment of almost every disease—from cancer, diabetes and rare disorders to the common cold.
To spur this automation, Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle launched the 2018 Data Science ......read more
Przygonski Battles to Dubai International Baja Victory as Emirati Rider Al Balooshi Claims First World Cup Bikes Win
Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2018: Polish driver Jakub Przygonski battled his way to victory in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani today as top UAE rider Mohammed Al Balooshi claimed his first World Cup bikes triumph to climax two days of classic cross country rallying.
Partnered by Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul in a Mini John Cooper, overnight leader Przygonski completed the second leg’s 174 km Nissan special stage to secure the cars title with a winning margin of 4mins 8 secs from Russians Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov in another Mini.
Saudi Arabia’s Yasir Hamed Seaidan with Russian co-driver Aleksei Kuzmich finished third another 1 min 32 ......read more
New art collection to be showcased at Le Patio
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2018: The St. Regis Dubai, in collaboration with Sulty Events and Entertainment and Alina Hannah, Client Advisory Middle East for Christie’s, will open the sixth installation of the “Perspective: Art Exhibition” featuring a solo exhibition by Russian artist, Alexey Firsov in the surrounding area of ‘Le Patio”, second floor St Regis Hotel Dubai. The exhibition runs from 12th March 2018 until 12th May, 2018.
Alexey Firsov pioneered his own artistic style called Lavism, and he says it’s derived from explosive brush strokes, passionate colours, and bold thick texture. Firsov’s Lavism is inspired by ancient Russian art that can be seen in the 14th century Russian Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Volotovo ......read more
DUBAI, 10th March 2018: Matar Ali Ahmed Rashed Al Habsi hailing from Ras Al Khaimah was crowned as the Youlah champion at a gala ceremony during the 13th and final 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 9th March.
The packed arena went delirious with excitement when it was announced that the 22-year-old policeman was the popular winner having received more votes from the public than Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi who earned second place and was the first to congratulate the new champion.
It brought the curtain down on weeks of brilliant entertainment by the 16 Yuweel finalists who showcased the unique Emirati culture of Youlah which was telecast live on Sama Dubai television channel every ......read more
All Black belts made weight ahead of their final appearance in season three
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in London will begin tomorrow Saturday 10th March at 11am
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018: The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation®, the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, conducted the official Weigh-ins today at the Copper Box Arena, London, ahead of the final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour season three.
Black belt world champions; Mayssa Caldas, Amanda Nogueira, Larissa Paes, Charlotte Von Baumgarten, Ana Carolina Vieira, Samantha Cook, José Lima, Hiago George, Kywan Gracie, Flavio Vianna, Jaime Canuto, Isaque Bahiense, Helton Junior, Adam Wardzinski, Igor Silva, among many others made weight ahead of their highly anticipated fights.
Another Triumphant Year for the Chevron Readers’ Cup Concludes
Dubai, 10 March 2018: Winners of the UAE’s annual book battle, the Chevron Readers’ Cup, were declared at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature today. The reading quiz concluded its most successful year since its inception with almost 3000 students from schools across the GCC participating.
67 teams competed in the finals, which were held in Arabic and English in two age groups – Primary and Secondary. Teams answered questions from a list of books by Festival authors and the winners were awarded trophies, certificates and book vouchers.
This year marks the seventh year Chevron has sponsored the competition, which has become an integral part of the company’s event calendar. As an annual moderator of the ......read more
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding hosts for SIKKA Art Fair 2018
Dubai, UAE, March 08, 2018: If you are heading to the SIKKA Art Fair this year and want a taste of genuine Emirati culture in the historical neighbourhood of Al Fahidi, be sure to visit SMCCU. The centre is hosting various activities and an exhibition from 17th - 26th March. Details and timings as follows:
The sikka/alleyway of House 47 will be transformed into an Emirati vintage coffee shop taking guests back in time with traditional coffee and tea and old-style board games, an Emirati calligrapher and a henna artist. Dubai Drums will be present as will a photobooth for guests to dress up in UAE traditional wear, and SMCCU will also be offering complimentary Emirati snacks, pastries, Arabic coffee and dates, ......read more
DUBAI, 8th March 2018: The Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle which is open to locals, residents and GCC nationals will kick-off with training beginning on Sunday 11th March from 8am to 4pm at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai.
Shooters will continue training for three consecutive days in preparation for the Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Open) for both men and women which will be held from March 14th to 17th, while the Fazza Open Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Locals) will be held on Sunday March 18th at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah.
It was announced that participants from all nationalities residing in the country and citizens of the GCC could join the training sessions in the Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle, ......read more
December 18, 2017, Dubai: World champion Viktor Axelsen brought down the curtains on the Dubai World Superseries Finals title today, taking his second successive title, outplaying Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in an 84-minute long Men’s Singles final, 19-21 21-19 21-15.
But it was disappointment for the thousands of Indian fans as Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi claimed the Women’s Singles crown in an engrossing final, beating India’s golden girl Pusarla V Sindhu 15-21 21-12 21-19, Pusarla finishing second best for the second time this year to a Japanese ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017: Jess Towl, a former pro triathlete and an in-demand crossfit coach, put her extensive experience to use, bagging the top honours at the XDubai Spartan Women’s Sprint, the first ladies-only Spartan race in the Middle East and Africa region that was held at the Jebel Ali Race Course on December 16.
Organised by Spartan Arabia, in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, the Sprint race attracted more than 1,000 participants, many of them Emiratis. Englishwoman Towl, 30, finished ahead of them all, completing the 5km and 20-obstacle course in 34 ......read more
December 17 2017, Dubai, UAE: Defending champion Viktor Axelsen reached his third straight Men’s Singles final at the Dubai World Superseries Finals with a demolition job of China’s Shi Yuqi in front of an appreciative and vocal crowd today.
In the final tomorrow at Hamdan Sports Complex, Axelsen faces familiar foe Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia), a four-time champion at the World Superseries Finals but who has never triumphed in Dubai.
The Women’s Singles final will see India’s Pusarla V Sindhu against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi.
Yamaguchi’s ......read more
16 finalists vie for honours for 13 weeks at Al Meydan Fort of Global Village
DUBAI, 16th December 2017: The 13th edition of Al Meydan Program and 18th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah kicked off at Al Meydan Fort at Global Village with the second episode producing some exhilarating performances on Friday 16th December night which began amid the back drop an explosion of dazzling fireworks.
Organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive heritage sports, 16 finalists are vying for the grand prize of AED 1 million and the ......read more
December 16, 2017, Dubai, UAE: Dubai fan favourite Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017 at the Hamdan Sports Complex tonight, frustrated by his failure to recapture the sparkling form that swept him to four tour titles this season.
Again plagued by inconsistency and unsure strokes, India’s top gun fell in straight games to Chou Tien Chen who, like Kidambi, was under pressure, also have lost his opening Group B match yesterday. The do-or-die battle looked to be heading towards a decider – with Kidambi ahead 17-14 – when he ......read more
MK Fencing Academy’s International Epee Cup to see the world’s best in action at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex this weekend
Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017: Some of the world’s top fencers, including Romanian legend Ana Maria Popescu, two-time World Champion Nikolai Novosjolov and reigning women’s world No1 Julia Beljajeva, will be in Dubai this weekend, regaling fans with their mastery of the sword at the 6th MK Fencing Academy International Epee Cup.
Defending women’s champion Popescu, who returned from the Rio Olympics with a team gold, has won the ......read more
140 films from near and far brought cinephiles, film fans and industry professionals together
Final day recognises excellence in regional filmmaking with Muhr Awards announced
Dubai, 14 December 2017: Eight days of DIFF’s trademark silver-screen magic closed today with an epic Closing Night Gala, marking the close of the 14th edition of the Festival. DIFF took over the city between 6 – 13 December with screenings of 140 films from globally acclaimed filmmakers and regional talent, and unparalleled industry networking opportunities and insights from the ......read more
58 award winners announced at the MEPRA Awards
INFINITI Middle East with TBWA RAAD, OMD and Four Communications Group win Best Integrated Campaign of the year
Etihad Airways wins in-house team of the year
December 14, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The region’s public relations industry gathered last night in Dubai to celebrate the 9th annual Middle East Public Relations Association Awards,
Weber Shandwick MENA won the coveted Agency of the Year award. INFINITI Middle East with TBWA RAAD, OMD and Four Communications Group won the Best Integrated Campaign of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; December 13, 2017 – Masdar Park at Masdar City has reopened with even more family attractions, further enhancing the city’s image as a popular community destination.
The expanded park, now double in size at 2,500 square metres, includes more F&B outlets, a children’s playground, music wall, sports facilities and design installations themed on sustainability.
Open daily from 09:00-22:00, Masdar Park is also hosting music, games and other community activities on weekends until The Festival at ......read more
Gideon/Sukamuljo and Chen Qingchen take top honours
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017: Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and China’s Chen Qingchen walked away with the Player of the Year honours in the male and female category respectively at the Players’ Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai last night.
The Indonesians, winners of six World Superseries titles this year, won the vote of the Awards Commission ahead of three other nominees – Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, India’s Kidambi Srikanth and China’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2017: We are opening entries for all talented photographers from across the region to participate in Splash competition for choosing 12 images for Splash 2018 calendar.
Splash will select 12 winners , 12 images , each winner will get 3000$ and his selected image will be in Splash 2018 calendar
Splash invites you to add your name to fashion's illustrious hall of fame.
Shoot and submit your best Fashion Portrait on the concept 'In Love With Fashion' for a once in a lifetime chance to feature as the winning photo in the Splash ......read more
Dubai, December 12, 2017: UAE-based Russian teen actor and singer-songwriter Polina Butorina released her debut album, titled ‘Ocean of Emotions’, in Dubai. The anthology of 10 original English songs are written and sung by the 15-year-old student of Raffles International School Dubai.
The album was launched simultaneously with the premiere of the recent Hollywood motion picture ‘Maximum Impact’, in which Polina played a main role. The album’s three tracks – ‘Higher Than the Sky’, ‘I Want to Be Free’ and ‘Like ......read more
Dubai, 11 December 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the opening of the registration in Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018.
The first in the series: Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah (lures) will kick-start on the 2nd until the 15 of January 2018. The following falconry tournament: Fakhr Al Ajyal will take place from the 1st till the 15th of February 2018. Contestants willing to participate this season can register by going directly to the F3 parking area at Global Village in Dubai.
This year, the qualification system ......read more
Mohamed Ismail Laouti’s The Syrians nominated to progress to the next round of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Dubai, 11th December, 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival, renowned for its ongoing support of local and international cinema, and its commitment to recognising and rewarding incredible filmmaking talent, presents the Robert Bosch Stiftung – the latest initiative to grace the Festival’s 14th edition.
Each year the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for international cooperation to teams of upcoming German and ......read more
Rob Reiner, Sverrir Gudnason, Ser’Darius Blain and Madison Iseman grace the Madinat red carpets
Madinat Souk abuzz during Q&A with Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin
Dubai, 10 December 2017: Saturday at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) showcased works of adventure and action, beginning with the political drama ‘Shock and Awe’ from Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, producer and director Rob Reiner, at the Madinat Arena. The afternoon gala followed, bringing with it family fun as castmates Ser’Darius Blain and Madison ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 9, 2017: Academy Award winner, Hollywood actress and IWC Schaffhausen Ambassador Cate Blanchett presented the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award to Haifaa Al Mansour from Saudi Arabia for her project, “Miss Camel”. The award ceremony was held at the IWC “For the Love of Cinema” gala event in the One&Only Royal Mirage’s Arabian Court during the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The winner received a grant of USD 100,000 for her project and an IWC Da Vinci Automatic 36 with a blue dial (Ref. IW458312) from the Swiss ......read more
Legend of stage and screen Sir Patrick Stewart thrilled fans with ‘In Conversation’ at Souk Madinat
Red carpets featured tales from the across the globe, from the Australian outback and the Arabian Gulf to post-war England and Soviet Russia
Luis Fonsi raised the roof with his hits at the Global Gift Gala
Dubai, 9 December 2017: December 8th saw cinema take over the city once again with another day of red carpets and storytelling adventures at DIFF. A triple-bill of screenings at the Madinat Arena opened with the Children’s Gala ‘Ferdinand’, ......read more
Empire will distribute Synergy Films’ lineup exclusively in the Middle-East.
The lineup includes a minimum of 9 movies to be released in 2018 with an ultimate goal of 1 Million admissions
Synergy Films will be the sole acquisition agent of Empire International for Egyptian films.
Dubai, December 7th, 2017: Empire International and Synergy Films have today announced a new partnership agreement under which Empire will be the sole distributor of Synergy Films’ lineup of movies in the Middle-East, while Synergy will be the sole acquisition agent of Empire ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017: With the busy festive and new year period just around the corner, it’s an exciting time for the whole family. It can be lovely to experience the season through the eyes of your child, but all the excitement and changes of routine can lead to many little ones – who used to sleep perfectly through the night – regressing in their sleep habits and an army of tired parents reaching for the coffee. Or perhaps you are a parent whose little love has never slept soundly through the night and you are determined to make 2018 the year of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017: To celebrate the end of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Nissan surprised football fans on their way to a match by challenging them to put their playing skills and knowledge of Europe’s biggest club competition to the test.
Teaming up with former stars and UCL legends Marcel Desailly and Mario Basler, Nissan took to the streets of London and Munich to find fans who would have what it takes to not only answer a series of tough questions on the history of the UEFA Champions League but also test their football skills against Nissan’s ......read more
Sir Patrick Stewart, Cate Blanchett, Wahid Hamid, Irrfan Khan, Hend Sabri and Sonam Kapoor, amongst the stars who walked the DIFF Opening Carpet Youssra, Mona Wassef, Aida Riad, Abdel Rahman Abu Zahra, Safeya Al Omary, Ahmed Helmy, Ahmad Ezz, Menna Shalaby, Olga Kurylenko, Claes Bang, Vanessa Williams also in attendance, shining a spotlight on global cinema
Dubai, 7 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival opened its doors with a star-studded Opening Gala at the Madinat Jumeirah on December 6th. Local, regional and international talent graced the red ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017: The 2017-2018 Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club season moves into top gear when the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club hosts the prestigious 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International this month.
Officially presented by Maserati – Premier Motors, the tournament starts on Sunday, December 10 and culminates in the grand final on Friday, December 22.
The Emirates Open is widely regarded as one of the region’s most important polo events as it attracts some of the world’s top professional players.
Five leading teams will compete in ......read more
Three of the Maldives luxury resorts Amilla Fushi, Huvafen Fushi and Finolu offering blissful vacations
Favorite brand to the stars, Issa with House of Fraser to debut its latest collection
Fine Jewellery Label INTISARS Debuts on the Red Carpet
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017: As Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) gears up to celebrate its 14th edition (6-13 December),the team at the DIFF VIP lounge are busy once again preparing to welcome the celebrity guests in their usual luxurious style. Back for its sixth year, the lounge has brought on board luxury wine and spirits ......read more
14th Festival will welcome incredible lineup of films and stars with 140 works screened over eight days
Dubai Film Market brings exceptional opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking with 28 industry talks, panel discussions, masterclasses and events
Tickets on sale now at www.diff.ae, VOX at Mall of the Emirates, Madinat Theatre and Madinat Arena
Four awards will be presented on opening night to Wahid Hamed, Sir Patrick Stewart, Irrfan Khan and Cate Blanchett
Dubai, 05 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: With a view to propagate the message of peace to the world, The Islamic Art Forum in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Art Hub opened their “Verses of Peace” Exhibition showcasing works of well known artists around the globe including the work of Syrian artist Aksam Talla and Salvatore Savoca from Italy, Mohammad Althagafi from Saudi Arabia.
At the opening night, the gallery displayed works closely interlinked to the world of Islam, Islamic Art and its forms. Some of the devoured pieces at the exhibition include replicas of:
The Lock and Key of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: Following a successful debut last year, the Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics - DuGym Cup is back, promising a bigger and better show this weekend.
Organised by DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics, UAE’s first club of its sort, and supported by the Dubai Sports Council, the second edition of the tournament, which had attracted 285 gymnasts from 21 countries last year, will be held at the Al Manara Sports Hall in Jumeirah from December 7-9.
The DuGym Cup 2017 is set to raise the benchmark further this weekend with more than 450 participants, aged 5 ......read more
Dubai, 04 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Quantum Global are the latest sponsor to join the roster of benefactors at the Festival’s 14th edition. Quantum Global partner with DIFF to sponsor the Muhr Awards – now entering its twelfth year of competition – a showcase that honours the best of cinema from the United Arab Emirates and the Arab World. The Muhr competition will run throughout the DIFF which takes place from 6-13 December, 2017, and will feature a wide variety of films across Muhr Feature, Muhr Shorts, Muhr Gulf ......read more
Dubai, 04 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival welcomes one of India’s most prominent and celebrated actors ever, Irrfan Khan, to receive the DIFF Honorary Award in commendation of his contributions to film throughout an illustrious and imperious career that began over 30 years ago. With his name emblazoned on the world stage Irrfan Khan, the former Muhr AsiaAfrica Award winner for ‘Best Actor – Feature’ for the Lunchbox in 2008, returns to DIFF to have his undeniable talents celebrated once more when he is presented with the DIFF Honorary Award ......read more
‘Belad Alkhair’ sings about the love of the homeland
Dubai, 4 December 2017: Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park, commenced on Friday the celebrations for the 46th National Day of the UAE with the epic performance of "Belad Alkhair", which is one of the largest theater production in the history of the Global Village as an ode to the UAE National Day.
The play saw a huge engagement by the guests on the first day of its presentation, interacting with the innovative experience offered. Where the ......read more
The Al Balooshi brothers in emphatic victory, complete a first and second double in the events closest finish
Dubai, 4 December, 2017: The third edition of the National Day Camel Marathon was held on Sunday, December 3rd, at Dubai International Endurance City in Seih Al-Salam, Dubai. With 42 participants, who set off in the early hours of the morning, around a challenging 25km desert course.
The marathon, organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, is held annually in cooperation with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, as part of UAE’s National Day celebrations. In ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017: UAE Team Emirates’ Emirati rider Yousif Mirza came second to Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) at the inaugural Abu Dhabi to Al Ain Classic in the UAE today. Yousif was joined by Italian teammates Roberto Ferrari - who joined Mirza on the podium - and Manuele Mori, as well as 200 other riders at the start line.
Speaking after his finish, Mirza said: “It was a great race from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain. It was quite windy and on the flat that can affect the outcome of the race. The quality was really high and all the top professionals ......read more
The festive mood is in the air at the Waterfront Market, Dubai’s one-of-a-kind destination focused on quality fresh food, as it prepares for the upcoming 46th UAE National Day celebrations. The Waterfront Market has announced many activities scheduled for families to enjoy and experience a relaxing and fun-filled time during the three-day holidays from December 1 to 3, 2017.
Visitors can expect a wide range of treats from 3pm to 9pm across the three days showcasing the UAE’s cultural heritage. Events include ‘ayyalah’ and ‘khaleeji’ traditional dances, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2017: The next episode of CNN Marketplace Middle East, airing on CNN International from Saturday 25 November, looks at how Saudi Arabia is spending billions on rail lines, underground metros and on street trams. The show reports about one of the biggest public transportation projects in the middle east and first major rail projects to come on stream and how it is set to transform western Saudi Arabia. The network is a 450-kilometer-high speed rail line linking the holy cities of Medina and Mecca with the port city of Jeddah and the Economic City, with trains ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, hosted a number of activities to celebrate ‘Kuwait UAE Week’ - ran from 27th – 29th November 2017 at Zabeel park. The activities were organised in collaboration with the Kuwaiti Consulate General in Dubai.
The joint initiative aimed to highlight the close relationship between the two countries across various fields, and in the culture and the arts sector in particular. The initiative is very ......read more
Dubai, 29 November 2017: The 14th Edition of the Dubai International Film Festival returns with its Red Carpet Galas that will be shining the spotlight on wonderful new works from acclaimed directors, and adding a touch of sparkle to proceedings. The Red Carpet Galas are an opportunity to watch screenings throughout the week at DIFF’s purpose built state-of-the-art venue, the Madinat Arena. There will also be a series of Red Carpet presentations at the Madinat Theatre in the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, along with screenings from the Arab world and beyond at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 November 2017: The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) is delighted to announce two major sponsors for VIDXB 2017, welcoming Dubai Studio City and Alfan to the dedicated gathering for content creators taking place on 8 and 9 December at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB is the region’s first annual event celebrating the world of online video and will give fans and budding creators an opportunity to meet some of the world’s most renowned online stars and get exclusive insight into the world of digital content creation.
Alfan is the ......read more
Omar Abdul Rahman Al Amoodi is UAE Athlete of the Year, while Egyptian Squash Star Nour Atef El Sherbini picks up the Arab Athlete Award.
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has been named the UAE Sports Personality of the Year at the 9th Edition 2017 of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, while Her Royal Highness Princess Rima bint Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has picked up the corresponding award for Arab Sports Personality.
The winners were announced at a press conference on ......read more
Race to Innovate - Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s mission - continues as the team head to Hong Kong for the FIA Formula E Championship season opener
New season, new car, new line-up, new rules, new venues
With more than 200 new parts, the new Jaguar I-TYPE 2 racecar is a lighter and more efficient package
Season one champion, Nelson Piquet Jr. joins Jaguar sophomore Mitch Evans on the grid
28 November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Jaguar Racing are heading to Hong Kong for the start of their second season in the FIA ......read more
Dubai, 27 November 2017: Thirteen leading entities have been confirmed as ‘Official Sponsors’ for the 2017 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Providing vital support to help stage a sensational 14th edition this December. This year’s local and international sponsors include: luxury car manufacturer BMW; Dubai Airports; media outlets ARN, CNN, ZEE TV, Gulf News, OSN and Sky News Arabia; marketing and advertising agencies Publinet and Hills Advertising; popular global cosmetics company Make Up For Ever; Twitter; and evian.
Due to the tremendous contributions of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: The Lombard Odier Group announced today that Herzog & de Meuron has won the contest for its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Bellevue (Geneva). The world renowned architectural practice was the unanimous choice of the contest’s jury, chaired by Hugo Bänziger, Managing Partner of Lombard Odier. Eight international architectural practices participated, upon invitation, in the competition. Herzog & de Meuron’s winning project will be revealed on Monday 27th November at 11:30 AM CET at the Société Nautique de Genève. The event, in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: With the 2017 UCI World Tour complete, UAE Team Emirates has released an infographic detailing some of the statistics behind their season.
The team, who made their UCI World Tour debut, competed in 85 races, picking up a total of 19 wins and made 54 appearances on the podium. Collectively, they covered over 285,000km and spent more than 1,800 days cycling through 28 different countries including; United Kingdom, Argentina, Belgium, France, Australia, Spain, Germany and the UAE. Slovenian, Matej Mohoric who was one of the team’s ......read more
‘Share the Culture of Your Country with Us' CSR team initiative reflects the leadership's directives to build the UAE as an international model for tolerance
Dubai Public Library initiatives aim to promote tolerance, coexistence, harmony, respect for diversity and acceptance of others, while also reflecting the Authority’s vision and promoting reading
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched several initiatives to ......read more
The biggest film premieres of the year, the latest in Arab cinema, the industry’s most creative talent and an exciting programme of events at the Dubai Film Market
The stage is set for another year of cinematic excellence…
Dubai, November 22, 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today unveiled its rich and diverse lineup of films and events. This year the Festival will introduce audiences to the ......read more
Dubai, 21 November 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival announces the latest additions to its ‘Cinema of the World’ programme, welcoming films from across the globe to join in what will be an unforgettable celebration of cinematic artistry at the Festival’s 14th edition.
The next addition in the vibrant line-up is the critically praised ‘The Death of Stalin’, from acclaimed Scottish-Italian filmmaker Armando Iannucci. Having opened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to rave reviews, ‘The Death of Stalin’ embraces the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: Women’s sport in the Middle East is set to receive another boost following the announcement of the region’s first dedicated Spartan race for ladies.
The team of Dubai Sports Council, Spartan Arabia, XDubai and Dubai Holding are joining forces again, following the first-ever Spartan Middle East Championship in Hatta earlier in the month, to bring the Middle East’s first Women-Only Spartan Sprint, which will be held at the Jebel Ali Race Course on December 16.
The dedicated Spartan Sprint comes close on the heels of the Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: UAE Team Emirates has continued its preparations for the 2018 season by undertaking a safety driving course with official team car supplier, Mitsubishi Italia. The course, organized for UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Directors, aims to encourage and promote the safe sharing of the road between cars and bikes, as well as making sure the technical team are able to drive in all weather conditions on the 2018 UCI World Tour.
At the Tazio Nuvolari di Cervesina Circuit (Pavia), the technicians from the team got the chance to learn and test ......read more
13 projects shortlisted for prize pool and a chance to gain access to renowned Cannes Film Festival’s Producers Network and Tribeca Film Institute
Dubai, 21 November 2017: Thirteen exciting film projects have been selected to take part in this year’s Dubai Film Connection (DFC), the co-production platform of the Dubai Film Market. The regional filmmakers will attend DFC with their documentary and fiction projects in the hope of securing crucial funding and partnership opportunities to bring their films to production. Running during the Dubai ......read more
Muhr Emirati category will feature work from top local talent
Dubai, 19 November 2017: The UAE’s most talented filmmakers have had their work selected to form a 13-strong film lineup, all of which are world premieres, for the Muhr Emirati competition at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) which runs from 6-13 December. The Muhr Emirati category celebrates rising local talent from the UAE and shares their projects with a global audience. Since its inception in 2010, the competition has witnessed year on year growth as the local film industry ......read more
Christian Wilhelmsson: This tournament is about developing local youth and helping them become better football players
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017: Bigger and better, the hugely popular Dubai Sports Council Championship for Football Academies is back for season two, promising 12 weeks of action for the 66 participating teams.
The tournament, which had seen around 900 players take the pitch in the first season, has attracted more than 1,300 players from more than 100 different nationalities this year, which means there will be 32 matches every weekend at the Dubai Sports City ......read more
From Paris and Sweden to Morocco and Palestine, the 2017 Arabian Nights lineup pays homage to the cultural vibrancy of the ever-changing Arab world
Dubai, 12 November 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the vibrant lineup of films for its iconic Arabian Nights programme. A favourite of Festival-goers, the 2017 edition will feature nuanced stories from regional and international filmmakers highlighting the multifaceted nature of Arabian culture. Held during the 14th Festival, from 6 – 13 December, audiences will be taken on a whirlwind journey that ......read more