Enlightening sessions on day one pay tribute to the role of women in the country’s development
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 April, 2018 – In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, The Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon, one of the showpiece events at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018, today got off to a brisk start with informative talks and lively debates on the UAE’s culture and history by a host of leaders, intellectuals and academicians.
Addressing a diverse captive audience at the literary salon, Her Highness Sheikha Rowda bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, Founder and Chairman of Sea of Culture, said: “Welcome to the land of knowledge, love and tolerance – the land that has become a melting pot for all the ......read more
Previously shortlisted and longlisted Jordanian-Palestinian novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah wins 2018 Prize
His novel, The Second War of the Dog, is set in a future world
Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018: The Second War of the Dog by Ibrahim Nasrallah was tonight, Tuesday 24 April 2018, announced as the winner of the 11th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
The novel, published by Arab Scientific Publishers, was named as this year’s winner by the Chair of Judges, Ibrahim Al Saafin, at a ceremony at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi. In addition to winning $50,000, funding will be provided for the English translation of The Second War of the Dog, and Ibrahim Nasrallah can expect an increase in book sales and international recognition.
The Chair of Judges, Ibrahim Al Saafin, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018: Meraas, a leading Dubai-based holding company, launched a series of complimentary photography workshops as part of its annual Urban Pixels photography competition, held in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage.
This year’s edition of the acclaimed contest welcomed amateur shutterbugs to the free-to-attend photography upskilling sessions, with more set to take place on 28 April and 5 May. Trigger-happy photographers spanning all levels of ability can choose from a variety of workshops, photo walks and photo talks taking place across select locations at The Beach, La Mer, Al Seef, City Walk, Boxpark and The Outlet Village.
UAE-based photography experts, including ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2018: The Dubai Sports Council’s pavilion at SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok has emerged as one of the top draws at the annual expo, attracting some of the sport industry’s biggest names.
A four-member delegation representing DSC and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award has travelled to the Thailand capital for this year’s SportAccord, which is being held at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre from April 15-20.
SportAccord is the world’s premier event in the business of sport, dedicated to engaging and connecting rights holders, organising committees, cities, media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.
Annually, the event brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations, and the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018: Flamengo’s Reinier Jesus Carvalho, the leading goal-scorer at the 8th Hamdan Bin Mohammed U16 International Football Championship, is hoping to keep his form going in Thursday’s final against Real Madrid and help his team return home as champions.
Flamengo, the Brazil U16 champions, have looked in a league of their own at the Dubai Police Officers’ Club, cruising into the semis with three emphatic wins in the group stages. They opened with a 5-1 win over Al Wasl and then routed Egypt’s Al Ahly 8-0 before closing with a 3-0 win over PSV Eindhoven.
Up against 2016 finalist Borussia Dortmund in the semis, the Brazilians, who are making their first appearance at the tournament, were ruthless as ever, dismissing the Germans 8-2 to set up a title-clash with 2015 finalist Real ......read more
Dubai – 16 April 2018: Dubai Customs took part in the Think Science Fair 2018, held from April 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister.
Such events like Think Science Fair are highly important to Dubai Customs which looks at knowledge and innovation as pillars to develop and thrive today.
On the first day of the Fair, Dubai Customs showcased 11 innovations that were built and created in-house. These included an amphibian inspection buggy, a mobile inspection lab, a remote integrated container inspection system, a smart inspection system in the airports, a customs clearance buggy, and a robotic inspection system for ladies.
Dubai Customs’ stand at the fair saw heavy footfall from school and college students who ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April 2018: One of the most anticipated days at the du Football Champions - the national semi-finals, took place on Saturday where the 48 strongest youth football teams from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Northern Emirates and Dubai faced off for the first time to secure their place in the finals of du Football Champions taking place at Dubai Mall on 20th April.
Home of the UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official cups and in partnership with LaLiga, teams playing in the semi-finals kicked off their matches with great energy supported by crowds of friends and fans.
The stakes were higher as teams battled it out to secure a place in the finals for a chance to take home the gold while eager to catch the eyes of LaLiga scouts looking for top players for the du LaLiga HPC ......read more
15 April 2018 - Dubai, UAE – In a night filled with anticipation at the U16 & U14 finals of the UAE FA Academy league, du LaLiga HPC met their counterparts from City FC in both categories in the decisive battle to be crowned the strongest youth team in the nation.
In the U16 category, du LaLiga HPC outplayed the boys in red from City FC from the opening whistle. Setting the pace of the match and playing an attacking match – a penalty was awarded to du LaLiga HPC early on, but not converted as City FC keeper saved it to a roar of support from the crowd with the halftime whistle ending a goalless first half.
The battle for the gold continued into the second half while du LaLiga HPC kept the pressure high, playing a fast paced tactical match, creating opportunities in City FC’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: UAE Team Emirates Dan Martin will be looking to secure his first win for the team as the Irishman leads a strong line up to tackle the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday (15th April). Martin, who joined the UAE outfit for the 2018 season, will be hoping to prove his fitness ahead of the upcoming Liège - Bastogne – Liège, a race he knows well having taken home the victory in 2013.
Joining Martin in the Netherlands is an experienced team of riders including former World Champion Rui Costa, Diego Ulissi, Matteo Bono, Rory Sutherland and Manuele Mori. Capping off the seven-rider line-up will be youngster Alexandr Riabushenko who impressed recently at the Tour of the Basque Country.
Commenting on Sunday’s race, Martin said: “Training has gone ......read more
Zenofer Fathima and Bollywood actor Mukul Dev play lead roles in short film about friendship
Shot and set in Dubai, Indian movie reaffirms that UAE has a flourishing media and entertainment industries
Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018: The independent film ‘Selfie’ debuts today with an exclusive screening at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai. A short film that tackles maintaining real-life friendship in the era of social media, Selfie is produced and starred in by Zenofer Fathima, with Bollywood actor Mukul Dev as the other lead character.
The movie was both shot and set in Dubai, reaffirming the UAE’s position as a preferred choice for film and television projects amongst international production companies. The country has been actively supporting the creative arts ......read more
Under the theme “Spirit of Innovation”
The Submission Deadline for Ideas Arabia Competition is 12th April 2018
Go Global! Ideas Arabia gives winners of 2 categories – Executive Leadership & Idea of the Year, a unique opportunity to compete globally in ‘The Global Award’ competition 2019”.
Leaders and experts will gather for two-day conference to support the spirit of ‘innovation to join hands in making UAE an innovation hub.
Dubai, 9th April, UAE: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, and patron of DQG, the Ideas Arabia Subgroup of DQG will host its 13th Annual International Conference & Competition on 13th & 14th May ......read more
Cooking, journalism, poetry and innovation contests to be held during SCRF 2018
Sharjah, 9 April 2018: Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), organised by Sharjah Book Authority, has launched four competitions on cooking, news reporting, poetry and innovation during its 10th edition, which will take place at Expo Centre Sharjah from April 18-28.
The contests are designed to discover, nurture and improve the youngsters’ literary and creative skills, including the ‘Little Chef’ competition for age groups 6-10 and 11-16, sponsored by Chicken Teka restaurant.
Little Chef aims to enhance culinary knowledge and techniques in a fun, safe learning environment as well as encourage the children to prepare healthy meals and reduce their intake of fast food.
SCRF is also challenging schoolchildren ......read more
9th April, Dubai, UAE: The first qualifier of 2018 Nations Tour presented by OMEGA concluded on 5 April at the Address Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai, with a thrilling finish between the top three qualifying teams.
The two-ball tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format saw Caroline Rosentock and Karin Schmedes from Team Germany take the first place on a countback in the opening qualifier with a net aggregate of 75 against Team Ireland, Damien Murray and John Hughes. Rahul Yadav and Vikram Malhotra from Team India finished third with a net aggregate of 71.
The winning team received a Pro-Am spot in the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic 2018. The second and third place winners took home a pair hospitality passes to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and exciting on course prizes were given away for Nearest to Pin and ......read more
Dubai, 9 April 2018 – Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, closed the gates on its biggest ever season on 7th of April 2018. The successful season 22 ended with a record breaking attendance of more than 6 million guests over its 158 days of operation achieved while successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guest Happiness Index. Season 22 had the biggest festivals of shopping, dining, concerts, shows and events, games and entertainment in the history of Global Village.
Global Village closed Season 22 completing 2.9 billion dirhams of business transactions, hosting over 95 nationalities of more than 10,000 manpower showcasing cultures of more than 75 countries. It is now preparing for the much-awaited ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced another strong line-up for one of the biggest races of the UCI World Tour season, Paris–Roubaix, as the group of riders look to beat the formidable ‘Hell of the North’. The majority of the team have already participated in races in northern Europe, with the exception of one, Roberto Ferrari, who comes in to replace Briton, Ben Swift following his crash at the Tour of Flanders.
Joining Ferrari at one of the most prestigious races on the tour will be: Alexander Kristoff, Filippo Ganna, Sven Erik Bystrøm, Marco Marcato, Oliviero Troia and Simone Consonni. The team will be guided by Sports Directors, Mario Scirea and Philippe Mauduit.
Commenting on Sunday’s race Scirea said: “We’re going to Paris-Roubaix with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexandr Riabushenko produced a scintillating ride on Wednesday evening to snatch second place in stage three of the Vuelta al País Vasco. The young Belarusian, who joined the side as a trainee in 2017, was unlucky to not take first place after a thrilling bunched sprint finish, which saw Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) claim the stage win.
Commenting on the podium finish, Riabushenko said; “I’m happy, but I can’t hide the fact that I’m a little bit upset because I could have won. It would have been great to get my first win as a professional at the end of such a difficult stage. In the sprint, I had good feelings and 500 metres from the line I was in good position. At 300 metres, McCarthy started to go and unfortunately I was behind ......read more
Consolidating the values and principles of the late Sheikh Zayed in the minds and souls of future generations in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has supported the ‘Zayed Painting Contest 2018’, which was launched by Infinity Event Management and aims to assemble student contributions from 100 schools across the UAE. One winning painting was selected from each school and entered a grand competition, which included a total of 100 paintings.
The contest reflects the values of the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative by educating students and creating a higher level of understanding about the life of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza sealed a UAE National Championship double, after the Emirati finished first in the Time Trial event on Saturday afternoon, adding to his record-breaking Road Race victory last weekend. The win – his third consecutive in the UAE National Championship Time Trial – adds to what is becoming a remarkable season for the rider, having won the continental title in the points race at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in Malaysia, as well as the Asian Road Cycling Championship and the Omnium Track Cycling silver medal earlier this year.
Commenting on the win, Mirza, who managed to finish 17 seconds ahead of his nearest opponent, said: “I’m very happy and so satisfied to achieve this result. It’s great to confirm my place on top of the leader ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ European Champion Alexander Kristoff is hoping he can cause an upset at the upcoming Tour of Flanders and rediscover the form that saw him win the 2015 edition. The Norwegian has finished in the top 10 in each of his last five appearances in this race and goes into it with hopes of replicating his early season form that saw him pick up stage wins in the Tour of Oman and the Abu Dhabi Tour.
Kristoff will be joined by team mates: Ben Swift, Filippo Ganna, Marc Marcato, Oliviero Troia, Simone Consonni and Sven Erik Bystrøm. The riders have had the opportunity to gel over the past week, having competed in the recent classics in Belgium.
Commenting on Sunday’s race, Kristoff said; ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s Al Shegawi wins T2 crown in Nissan Patrol, Spaniards capture buggies title, Dutchman Koolen is crowned quads champion
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 March, 2018: Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla completed their paths to victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan today, avoiding any late dramas as the event reached its conclusion after five days of spectacular action.
Prokop and co-driver David Pabiska, who started the final leg holding a 15 mins 20secs cars lead, were fourth fastest on the 218-km Abu Dhabi Aviation Stage and won by 13 mins 30.2 secs overall from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski with Belgian Tom Colsoul in a Mini John Cooper.
Russia’s two-times Desert Challenge winners Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin ......read more
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 26 March 2018 - ITV Choice kicks off April with an extraordinary new game show, Change Your Tune. Hosted by Baz Ashmawy, this unique singing competition challenges five truly terrible singers to 'change their tune'. In front of a live studio audience, contestants start the show by displaying just how bad they really are, before undergoing weeks of professional training. Our singers then return to the stage to give their once-in-a-lifetime performance as they go head to head to try and secure an amazing cash prize and win the show. Will our five terrible singers unearth their inner falsetto or master the perfect vibrato? Find out in Change Your Tune!
If you love The Chase, you'll love Britain's Brightest Family! New to the April line up, Britain's Brightest Family ......read more
27 March, 2018, Dubai, UAE: Emirates Post Group (EPG) organised reading activities supporting the ‘UAE Reading Month’ initiative. The initiative launched in 2016, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and reinforced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, assigns the month of March as the ‘UAE Reading Month’ to cultivate reading as a daily activity due to its transformative effects on society.
To promote this culture of reading further, Emirates Post set up an in-house “Library for Charity” with over 2,200 donated titles. The proceeds of the sale of these books will go to charitable organizations. The library served the perfect venue to participate ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 27 March 2018 – The highly anticipated Dubai knockouts stage of the official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, the nations official youth football tournament, saw a fantastic line up of the strongest Dubai Schools and Streets Cups teams competing for the few remaining spots in the national semi-finals of du Football Champions, where they will meet their counterparts from Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates. The nation semi-finals are scheduled to take place at The Sevens on 14th April 2018 where winning teams from Northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will meet for the first time to battle it out for their spot in the Finals of du Football Champions.
The initiative, in its third season has brought together hundreds of thousands of youth across the UAE, all driven by their love for football and ......read more
Dubai, 27 March 2018: Wondering what to do over the weekend to keep the kids entertained? Head over to Golden Mile Galleria which will transform into a colourful carnival with a host of thrilling skills-based games, live entertainment and mouthwatering food for two consecutive weekends: 30/31 March and 6/7 April.
Children will be enthralled by a full carnival atmosphere with face painting, archery, a magic talent show, a specially created arts and crafts area and lots more.
Guests can also indulge in their favourite carnival games such as ring toss, hoop shoot, can toss and play giant table games like snooker, basketball, Jenga and soccer darts.
For music lovers, there’s a guitar and drum workshop; while yoga and fitness activities will keep health enthusiasts occupied with sessions through the day. ......read more
DUBAI – March 26, 2018: The grand finale of the 13th edition of Spinneys Cup Championship, organised by UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation, witnessed a record crowd of 2,600 enthusiasts at the Desert Palm Polo Club in Dubai. Riders and horses from Al Habtoor Polo Club, Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club, Jebal Ali Equestrian Club, Al Ruwayyah Equestrian Club, Team Z7 joined local riders in the day long competition.
Jillian Bosolo riding Al Tsahir Firebird from Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (DPEC) won the Novice section, while Al Habtoor Polo Club based Fatima Intan Al Mulla riding Golden Kippure finished in the 2nd place with Desert Palm Polo Club’s Tammy Petersen riding Another Fortune was in the 3rd place.
In the Intermediate section Attila Kenyo riding Z7’s Chitchatnthechapel took 1st ......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
Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, welcomes museum’s first visitors
Abu Dhabi, 11 November 2017: At 10am on Saturday 11 November, Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the public for the first time. The highly-anticipated museum welcomed thousands of visitors to see the exceptional architecture and the masterpieces displayed throughout the galleries.
Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, commented: “Louvre Abu Dhabi presents a collection of exceptional artworks and artefacts that are unparalleled anywhere in the region, housed within one of the ......read more
First ladies-only triathlon in the region is a big success, attracting more than 250 participants
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017: Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, has described the Dubai Women’s Triathlon as a platform for “positivity and happiness” after watching more than 250 women of different nationalities cross the finish line in the first such event of its kind in the Middle East.
Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council in association with the Dubai Ladies Club, the ......read more
HUAWEI and Dubai Sports Council strengthen global reputation for world-class tournaments
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 11, 2017: Huawei Consumer Business Group, the title sponsor of the 2017 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, enjoyed its integral role in the competition’s spectacular display of sporting prowess and precision organisation as the tournament drew to a dramatic close last night (Saturday), with Brazil retaining their title with a 2-0 win over Portugal.
During the opening ceremony of the five-day tournament, Huawei unboxed its latest and most powerful ......read more
Enjaaz has supported over 300 projects to date with the mission to showcase new regional talent to audiences around the world
Dubai, 07 November 2017: Six compelling regional short films have received support from the Dubai Film Market’s Enjaaz programme in partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, one of the leading media and entertainment companies in the Middle East. The fifth year of collaborating sees the two organisations award six talented filmmakers with 250,000 AED to start their short film projects and eventually present them to worldwide ......read more
7th November, 2017; Dubai, UAE: The roaring team of the revolutionary T10 cricket league Bengal Tigers unveiled its jersey along with the team anthem on 6th November,2017 at Danube Properties office. Present on the unveiling were the proud owners of the team Mr. Neelesh Bhatnager - Owner of NB venture, Anis Sajan, Managing Director - Danube Group and Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman – Danube Group along with the captain of the team Sarfraz Ahmed, who is also the Pakistan Brand Ambassador for Danube Group.
With a fond passion for the cricket game, Mr. Anis Sajan Managing ......read more
All-new live-action gameshow hosted by Ahmed Khamis, airs on Tuesday at 17:40 (KSA time)
Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017: It’s officially “Hero Time” as Cartoon Network brings to you Ben 10 Challenge – a brand-new and exhilarating live-action game show giving children from across the Middle East a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become their favourite boy hero, Ben 10! Ben 10 Challenge airs every Tuesday over a ten week period on Cartoon Network Arabic at 17:40 (KSA). The show was launched to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the channel.
Hosted by the ......read more
100 Days of Fun proves to be a huge success across the GCC with 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99!
Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017: Fun City’s unique unlimited play membership is officially the talk of the town, with over 60,000 little ones across the region currently taking most advantage to enjoy never-ending fun at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works outlets across the GCC.
Perfectly suited for kiddies aged one to 12, the membership has proven to be such a success that tens of thousands of families across the GCC have flocked to pick up their ......read more
Palestinian Museum supports young artists develop their own art and help redefine the cultural landscape
On this month’s edition of ‘Inside the Middle East’, CNN explores the Palestinian Museum and discovers how it is redefining a cultural landscape.
Mahmoud Hawari, Director, The Palestinian Museum discusses how the museum is much more than just a building and explains to CNN how it will encourage and inspire people both locally and internationally: “It's not just a museum, it is a place where we want to really express our own culture, our own heritage and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017: Polo enthusiasts will once again be treated to the very best sporting action that the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club has to offer when the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club, kicks of what promises to be another exciting season with the popular Pink Polo Day on November 3.
Now in its eighth year, the highlight of the Pink Polo event will be an exhibition match between an all women’s Beverly Hills Polo team led by Shaikha Maitha Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, against the Ghantoot Goes Pink men’s team of Nasser Al Shamsi, Abdullah Ben Dasmal, Fahad ......read more
Anita DeFrantz calls on Arab women to follow her lead at Dubai International Sports Creativity Symposium
Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017: Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Council, has saluted the UAE Government and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein for their contribution towards empowerment of women in sports, not just inside the country but across the region.
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Princess Haya and I have a lot of respect for what she has done,” said DeFrantz in the opening session of the 13th Dubai ......read more
Eleven of the best and brightest in global cinema join the highly anticipated lineup
Audiences will be taken on a dazzling cinematic journey this December
Dubai, 01 November 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the next slate of thrilling cinema from around the globe for its celebrated Cinema of the World category. Held during the 14th Festival, the 11 new titles join a stellar lineup that will take DIFF audiences on a storytelling journey from the idyllic English countryside to the horse lords of Kyrgyzstan and the revolutionary sixties, and ......read more
Artistic training sessions inspire girls’ imaginations
Sharjah, 1 November, 2017: The Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (Sajaya), a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn (Quarter of a Century) Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, held an array of training workshops on the sidelines of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICCF) in October, aimed at nurturing the talents and creative skills of the girls at the event.
The three workshops, which marked the fifth edition of the festival, were tailor-made for girls in the SICFF audiences in general ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017: Empowering Women in Sports will be the theme at the 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity this Wednesday as some of the leading ladies from the from the world of sport take the dais at the Palazzo Versace hotel to share their experience with the audience.
One of the initiatives of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards, the Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity has attracted an impressive list of speakers with Anita DeFrantz, a former Olympian and now Vice President of the International ......read more
Ahmadzadeh: “We are in a better condition than we were at the World Cup, especially on the physical side”
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017: On a high following their best ever finish at a World Cup earlier in the summer, 2013 champions Iran are hoping to keep the momentum going at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup this week and add some more “glitter” to their trophy cabinet.
Team Melli finished third at the 2017 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas after losing on penalties to Tahiti in a hard-fought semi-final, but picked up two ......read more