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    Englishwoman Towl wins inaugural Spartan Women's Sprint

    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 minutes and 09 seconds. Amina Mhih, 34, came second in 37:59, while Ivana Kolaric, 32, was third in 41:07. The 45-year-old Essarokh Latifa (43:24) finished fourth, ahead of 26-year-old Elma Aquino (44:33). “We are delighted with the participation more

    Finalists Decided in Dubai World Superseries Finals

    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 in-the-trenches resolve saw her fight out of trouble against Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon. The Japanese had a mountain to climb at 11-16 in the third game of an engrossing semi-final against Intanon, but staged a magnificent rearguard action more

    4 Emiratis sizzle in dazzling start to AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youlah

    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 Fazza Youlah Championship Cup over 13 rounds of the competition every Friday at 9pm. Held at HHC’s Heritage Village at Dubai’s Global Village, the qualifying rounds saw the participation of 411 contestants, prior to the launch of more

    Srikanth Falls, Sindhu Shines on Day 2

    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 suddenly slumped into an error-strewn patch of play, gifting four consecutive points to his appreciative rival. Chou seized full advantage and went on to take the honours, 21-18 21-18. Ruing his demise, the vanquished 24-year-old reflected on his more

    Stars Popescu, Novosjolov and Beljajeva headline International Epee Cup

    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 World Cup series a record three times and picked up an individual silver at the 2008 Beijing Games. The 33-year-old has also won two World team titles. Estonian Novosjolov, 37, won the men’s epee gold at the 2010 and 2013 World Championships more

    DIFF Closes With Full Force on the Red Carpet

    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 best in the business today. Continuing to raise the profile of Arab film on an international stage, the renowned film festival hosted a diverse selection of galas, special presentations, live performances, red carpet events and informative industry more

    MEPRA announces winners of its 2017 awards

    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 the year for the "Together for a world first" campaign, while Etihad Airways won the In-House Team of the Year.    Overall, 58 campaigns and individuals won for their creativity, innovation and execution, with Hill and more

    Children line up for a musical performance

    The musical event witnessed participation of over 600 students United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 13th 2017:  Dubai City rolled out the red carpet for Brooklyn Melodies Music Center as students of all ages performed their much-loved arts – playing music, ballet and dance. The musical event which runs from December 11th to 15th at City Walk Dubai witnessed participation of over 600 students. “This has been true community collaboration and we are very excited about this event. At Brooklyn Melodies Music Center, we are committed to showcasing the talent of young musicians and there couldn’t have been a better platform than this. The musical event not only offers our students an opportunity to perform before a live audience, but also serves as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these all of them,” more

    Masdar Park at Masdar City reopens for the Abu Dhabi community

    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 Masdar City on January 19-20, a fun-filled sustainability-themed celebration held at the end of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.    Besides great food, refreshments and an expanded play area, visitors can enjoy the 2.5km-long Al Mamsha trail more

    Badminton's Elite Honoured at Player of the Year Awards

     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 Zheng Siwei. The awards recognise the year’s most outstanding players and are held on the eve of the Dubai World Superseries Finals.   “It’s not often that doubles players get the attention ahead of singles, so it was more

    Win 3000 Dollars with Splash

    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 Calendar 2018. Fame, fortune and fashion await you. Go on. Make your year. more

    Dubai-based teen star Polina Butorina releases her debut album ‘Ocean of Emotions'

    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 Thunder’ were part of the movie’s soundtrack.     Launching the album, Polina said, “The album explores the idea of love in its different appearances. The main concept revolves around that universal feeling – more

    Registration Opens for the Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018

    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 for the championships, which are organized annually by HHC and are hosted in their established dedicated location in Ruwyya, Dubai, has completely changed to direct “win” matches.    With this regard Ms. Souad Ibrahim more

    DIFF Welcomes Robert Bosch Stiftung to the Festival's 14th Edition

    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 Arab filmmakers to realise a joint film project. The prizes are awarded across three categories; short animation, short fiction and feature documentary – with the winner receiving an award of 60,000 Euros. More than just a prize-giving more

    Stirring Cinema and Engaging Conversation at DIFF's Fourth Day

    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 Iseman attended the screening of ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’.   Over at the Souk Madinat Theatre, doors opened with the wondrous journey of ‘Ana and Bruno’. Audiences were then taken courtside with the afternoon more

    Cate Blanchett Announces Haifaa Al Mansour as Winner of Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award at Dubai International Film Festival

    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 luxury watch manufacturer. The IWC “For the Love of Cinema” gala was presented by IWC brand ambassador and TV personality Raya Abirached and TV presenter Wissam Breidy. Among the celebrities attending were IWC brand ambassadors Sonam more

    DIFF Brings Iconic Stars and Adventure for the Whole Family

    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’, from renowned Brazilian director, Carlos Saldanha. The journey continued with critically praised ‘The Death of Stalin’, with film talent Olga Kurylenko and Adrian Mcloughlin attending the film’s MENA premiere. Award-winning more

    Together for Egyptian Cinema: A Million happy viewers

    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 International for Egyptian films.    The announcement was made at a press conference hosted in collaboration with the Dubai International Film Festival and attended by Empire’s Chairman of the Board and CEO Mario Georges Haddad, President more

    ClevaMama makes bedtime a breeze

    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 excellent sleep for everyone involved!   Parenting experts the world over agree that one of the key components to encouraging your baby or toddler to drift swiftly into the land of nod is establishing a predictable bath and bedtime routine. By more

    Nissan teams up with Desailly and Basler to set fans ultimate Challenge

    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 formidable Crossover the New X-Trail.   Those fans capable of rising to the challenge won tickets to the matchday 6 crucial final group games at both Chelsea and FC Bayern München.   Nissan announced a three-year extension to its more

    Stars Grace the Red Carpet for DIFF's Opening Night

    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 carpet on the inaugural night of the eight-day festival for the MENA premiere of Scott Cooper’s Western masterpiece, ‘Hostiles’, starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. The film was the first of more than 140 works from 51 countries more

    Ghantoot present 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International

    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 the 14 goal handicap level tournament which was first held in 2000.  Teams participating in this year’s Emirates Open are the Maserati Polo Team, Habtoor Polo Team, Desert Palm Polo Team, Abu Dhabi Polo Team and UAE Polo more

    The Le Clos VIP Lounge at Dubai International Film Festival is Set to Lure Celebrities with Offerings from Coveted International and Regional Brands

    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 boutique Le Clos as the hospitality host serving up drinks from brands such as Patron, Macallan and Aperol in a glamorous bar area fit for celebrities and VIP guests . They will also be introducing their boutique gin range as well as a selection of fine more

    DIFF to Enchant Dubai With Eight Days of Compelling Cinema

    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, 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 celebrate the magic of cinema once again this December, as film fans, international stars and rising talent descend on the Emirate for the opening of its 14th edition on December 6th. Over the next eight days, an incredible mix of films and forums more

    The Verses of Peace Exhibition begins at the Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre

    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 the Holy Ka’ba The Sword of Prophet Muhammad Also displayed at the exhibition are Saudi sculptures by Saudi Artist Mohammed Althagafi: The peace and purity Italian sculptures by Salvatore Savoca: The peace and freedom Speaking on more

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    The seventeen-year-old Indian boy showcases his talent with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ DUBAI – May 24, 2017:  Aamir Kudel, a seventeen-year-old Indian artist in Dubai, recently conducted his debut solo exhibition in Dubai with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ painted with oil on canvas.  The star-studded event was held at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai in the presence of Indian Consul-General in Dubai His Excellency Vipul; Aamir's parents Mr. Zulfeq Kudel and Mrs. Lasitha more

    Shaikh Takes SWS Senior Cup Victory Ahead of World Finals

    Agha tops SWS Junior Cup, second Masters win in a row for Eelma Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2017:  Veteran racers produced a strong showing at the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Races on Monday night (22 May) at Dubai Kartdrom with Anjum Shaikh and Kamal Agha displaying peak form ahead of their participation in the Paris SWS World Finals on Thursday (25 May). Both drivers went two-for-two on the evening, just days ahead of their trip to France where they will join nine other drivers representing the Dubai Kartdrome at the SWS World Finals. Fellow racer, Heiki Eelma won’t be going to more

    IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF Support Arab Filmmakers with Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award

    Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017:  IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in December 2017. For the sixth consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen is the official ‘Festival-Time’ partner of DIFF, where the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will once again present the IWC more

    Former World Number Ones Gaultier, Ashour, Elshorbagy and Willstrop to Meet in Dubai World Series Finals Draw

      May 22, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals - taking place at Dubai Opera on June 6-10 - looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after a quartet of former World number ones in the guise of Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Mohamed ElShorbagy and James Willstrop were drawn together in a mouth-watering group stage. The lucrative tournament, which has $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and Women's draws, will see the players face off against each other in a round-robin best-of-three series from June 6-8 for a place in the more

    Thirty Days of Entertainment and Enlightenment for Children at SLC's Ramadan Camps

    Holy month camps will offer religious, artistic and educational activities Sharjah, May 22, 2017:  Children are set to enjoy an array of artistic, entertainment and religious activities at a number of camps being hosted by Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) this Ramadan. Running from May 28 to June 22, the programmes at each of the venues have been carefully formulated to align with the spiritual atmosphere of the holy month. Taking place at SLC’s four facilities; Basateen Pre-school Centre, Collage Talent Centre, Tiny Talents Program and the Sports Complex, the Ramadan camps aim to more

    Pirelli sets sail for America's Cup 2017 adventure with Emirates New Zealand

    From the race track to the ocean! DUBAI, May 22, 2017:  Pirelli has swapped the racing circuit for the high seas after partnering with two-time winner Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2017 America’s Cup 2017. Pirelli, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, will be the official sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand as they look for a third win in sailing’s premier competition, which this year takes place from May 26 to June 26 in Bermuda, in the North Atlantic Ocean. The famous yellow and red Pirelli logo will feature on the Emirates Team New Zealand boat more

    Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Student Competitions Now Open!

    Can You Write Your Way To Stardom?  Dubai, 22 May 2017: Young writers and poets in the UAE have a new chance to unleash their creative talents as the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature student writing competitions open today. The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Taaleem Award for poetry have become integral additions to the academic calendar, with the number of participants growing every year.  ‘The Award Ceremonies remain a highlight of each Festival,’ said Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature more

    11th Place for UAE Team Emirates' Polanc at Stage 15

    Jan Polanc crosses finish line amongst first group at 100th Giro d’Italia Monday, 22 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc came 11th after he successfully bridged the gap on the final straight of stage 15 and crossed the finish line as part of the first group of riders. Bob Jungels (Quick - Step Floors) took the sprint win in Bergamo to claim the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) keeps the General Classification lead.   Commenting on his finish, UAE Team Emirates’ Polanc said: “Today was more

    UAE Team Emirates' Laengen Sixth in General Classification at Tour of California

    Vegard Stake Laengen is sixth overall at the inaugural edition of the Amgen Tour of California United Arab Emirates. Sunday, 21 May 2017: The curtain was drawn on the seventh and final stage of Amgen Tour of California with UAE Team Emirates’ rider Vegard Stake Laengen placing sixth overall in the final General Classification. The stage was won by Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) while George Bennett (Team LottoNl - Jumbo) clinched the overall General Classification. The Tour of California concluded Saturday 20 May, when cyclists departed the Mountain High ski resort, dropping into more

    Splash ‘n' Party Celebrates ‘End of School Carnival'

    Little ones can experience a thrilling time with carnival games, and fun with water balloons and water guns Dubai, UAE – May 21, 2017:  With summer vacations getting closer, Splash ‘n’ Party is organizing their first ever, ‘End of School Carnival’ on the 21st May to get the tiny tots celebrating early.  With most of the actual schoolwork completed and classrooms buzzing with students excited about the summer vacation, the end of the school year often finds parents and teachers looking for ways to keep students engaged.  Priced at AED 100 more

    Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi live in concert in Dubai on Friday, May 19

    Turban Kings arrive in Dubai Brother duo to perform together in Dubai for the first time Daler Mehndi performing in Dubai after 8 years, singer to sing all his hit numbers from Bahubali 2, Dangal to the old favourites Mika says Dubai is an amazing city and he does about 7 shows a year. May 18th, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Get ready to groove as the brother duo and singing singhs are all set to perform live on Dubai stage for the first time tomorrow Friday, May 19th at Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. Dust your party shoes and put them on for an unforgettable, breathtaking more

    Dubai Chamber announces winners of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

    Winners announced during prestigious ceremony at ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai Top three winners received cash prizes and access to training and support Dubai, UAE, May 18, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on Wednesday the top three winners of the 2nd cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition during the closing ceremony for the 5th ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai. FriendyCar, a marketplace for borrowing and lending cars, claimed the first-place prize, while second place went to CorporateStack, a web-based solution for managing business more

    Podium Finish for Portuguese World Champion

    UAE Team Emirates secure two riders in top ten with Rui Costa second and Simone Petilli placing eighth in stage 11 of Giro d’Italia Thursday, 18 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ World Champion Rui Costa clinched a podium position with teammate Simone Petilli in top ten after facing four tough ascents during the 11th stage that concluded Wednesday 17 May.  Costa took an impressive second and Petilli eighth in the thrilling hilly stage from Firenze to Bagno di Romagna, behind Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) who came first while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) more

    Call for Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award

    Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017:  Global Residence and Citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award. The Award was established to pay tribute to individuals who work towards improving and supporting the global community, and whose actions have contributed to building a more peaceful and tolerant world.  Nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen are open to the public. The selection process for the Global Citizen is confidential and the winner will be chosen by a seven-member Award Committee through a more

    Submissions Open for the Landmark 10th Anniversary of the Dubai Film Connection (dfc)

    Dubai, 16 May 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will run from 6-13 December, 2017 and submissions are now open for the Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market for Arab filmmaker’s part of the highly successful Dubai Film Market (DFM), the business counterpart of DIFF.      Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the DFC has enjoyed a decade of success discovering and presenting projects from emerging and established writers, directors and producers from the Arab world to industry professionals around the world.  Having showcased more more

    Artists for Change Initiative to Unveil the Largest Hand-crafted Yarn Ball at Dubai Festival City

    Remarkable art pieces created in a unique collaboration between Emirati artists and artisans in Afghanistan will be on display at Dubai Festival City from 21 May to 16 June Dubai, 14 May, 2017:  In partnership with The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed (FBMI) initiative, Dubai Festival City is set to open a unique art exhibition within its main atrium, Festival Square. From 21 May to 16 June, FBMI will be showcasing the remarkable artwork of four prominent Emirati artists who took part in the ‘Artists for Change program, at Dubai Festival City. The exhibit will unveil the largest more

    Dubai's labourers get their chance to shine

    Smart Idol – empowering & changing lives Dubai, May 14th 2017:  Dubai’s unsung heroes finally get the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds. A jury panel selects the top 15 talents, split between singing and more

    UAE Team Emirates Retain Blue Jersey

      UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc is still ‘King of the Mountain’ while Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) wins sixth stage of Giro Thursday, 11 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’, Slovenian rider Jan Polanc is still in the King of the Mountain jersey and fourth in Youth Classification with teammates Simone Petilli and Valerio Conti in fifth and sixth place respectively. The sixth stage wrapped up on Thursday, 11 May which was won by Silvan Didier (BMC Racing) following a breakaway. Stage seven starts in Castrovillari and is 224 km and over the more

    MGM Making a Move into Dubai

    MGM Hospitality is one of the biggest casino companies in the world, and hearing that it will be developing and operating a 26-acre resort in Dubai is good news for the area. A place of extravagance and wealth, it is only fitting that the company would make a move into that area, but what of the gambling? Well this is where it gets complicated, but not impossible. The rules of the UAE are that sports betting is legal, but casinos aren’t. What this will mean is if you are looking for any card games then you may have to play online poker instead. If you want to bet on the horse racing more

    Russian Star Grigory Leps Rocks Crowd at Dubai Gala

    Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi. Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest hits that have marked his star-studded career and endeared him to Russian music fans and won the Sochi-born rock and pop idol many awards. His rousing performance was just the right accompaniment to more

    World Champions Lead Egyptian Charge to PSA World Series Finals

    Egypt qualified four men and three women for Dubai World Series Finals Line-ups led by men’s and women’s current World Champions May 9 2017, DUBAI UAE:  Egypt’s dominance of world squash continues with a seven-strong contingent of players heading to Dubai next month for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which will be played at the Dubai Opera from June 6-10. Only the top eight ranked male and female players in the PSA Road to Dubai rankings have qualified to contest the prestigious season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, after the men completed six more

    Arab Cinema Shines on the World Stage at Cannes Film Festival's Milestone 70th Edition

    Dubai, 08 May 2017: Spearheading efforts to champion Arab cinema and promote the UAE as a leading film hub for the region, a UAE delegation will embark on a journey to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Comprising key industry players including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the delegation will be based at the UAE Pavilion at the festival, which takes place May 17-28, 2017. This edition of the Cannes Film Festival marks its milestone 70th anniversary and is more

    Speedo© Stands Up For Drowning Prevention

    Dubai, UAE 9th May 2017. Speedo©, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has launched Swim Generation; a global initiative that aims to help contribute to the reduction of accidental drowning worldwide, striving towards a world where everyone everywhere has the right to be able to swim. In development by Speedo International since 2011, Swim Generation supports life-saving projects around the world and has enabled partner organisations to already reach over 600,000 people.    The 2014 Global Report on Drowning from the World Health Organisation  highlights more

    IWC at the Beijing International Film Festival - Young Talents, New Tales, One Tradition

    Beijing, 8 May 2017:  At the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival, IWC Schaffhausen hosted an exclusive “For the Love of Cinema” gala dinner to celebrate the achievements of young Chinese filmmakers. Among the celebrities and VIP guests attending the event at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing were IWC brand ambassadors Zhou Xun and 2017 Academy Award nominee Dev Patel. In one of many highlights of the evening, Chinese film director Derek Tsang (Zeng Guoxiang) was awarded the prestigious IWC Outstanding Young Filmmaker of the Year Award. Both cinema and fine more

    Power Management Company Eaton Kicks Off Partnership with Manchester City Football Club

    Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2017 – Power management company Eaton has announced it has become the official home energy storage partner of Manchester City Football Club in the UK. The multi-year deal reflects the club’s outstanding commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.  The partnership marks the launch of a limited edition of Eaton’s xStorage Home, one of the most reliable and affordable residential energy storage systems on the market today. Using Eaton’s leading power quality technology and electronics combined with second life or new electric vehicle (EV) more

    Shah Rukh Khan Back in Dubai to Shoot Sequel to Award-winning #BeMyGuest Film

    Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2017:  Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan arrived in Dubai on 6 May to shoot the sequel to the award-winning #BeMyGuest film with the second phase of the promotional campaign film to be done in collaboration with well-known Indian film director Kabir Khan. With millions of fans around the world faithfully following his every move, Shah Rukh Khan, or SRK,  will continue his exciting journey in Dubai in his own inimitable style, as he shines a light on the multidimensional and multicultural character of a bustling metropolis that he considers his second home. On more

    Podium Finish for Roberto Ferrari

    UAE Team Emirates’ Roberto Ferrari second in sprint at stage two of 100th Giro d’Italia Saturday, 06 May 2017, United Arab Emirates:  The curtain was drawn on stage two of the 100th Giro d’Italia with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian rider Roberto Ferrari crossing the finish line amongst the top three alongside Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo).  Ferrari took an impressive second in the hilly stage from Olbia to Tortoli, behind André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) who won first place on the second of three days in Sardinia (Italy).  Commenting on his more

    Abu Dhabi Ports Football Tournament Closes With ADNOC Champions

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 07 May, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the conclusion of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017, with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) claiming the tournament cup. ADNOC participated with two teams ADNOC (A), who came first, while ADNOC (B) came second in the tournament. The General Authority for the Security of Ports Borders and Free Zones came third, followed by Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority in at more

    41 Companies Compete in 14 Different Events in DIP Corporate Sports Championships

    Dubai, May 6, 2017: Dubai Investments Park [DIP], the unique integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East and wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, announced that 41 companies across the park competed in 14 different events as part of the 11th DIP Corporate Sports championships – conducted by YalaSports, which concluded last month. Companies operating within the DIP took part in an array of indoor and outdoor sporting events, including Swimming, Indoor Soccer, Indoor Cricket, Karting, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton, more

    A New World Record for IMAGINE at Dubai Festival City

    Global attraction, IMAGINE, breaks second GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest permanent projection mapping in the world  Dubai, UAE, 6 May 2017:  Dubai Festival City, welcomed thousands of visitors to Festival Bay on the evening of Thursday 4th May as part of the launch of its second record-breaking IMAGINE show – A Child’s Dream.  At the event, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS officials confirmed that IMAGINE has the largest permanent projection mapping in the world, after achieving the largest water screen projection in the world at its launch in more

    Global Village wins Dubai Service Excellence Scheme Award for 2017

    In recognition of its excellence during its 21st season Global Village sets a new record for excellence in guest satisfaction at the level of the entertainment sector. Global Village has achieved new records in guest overall experience satisfaction throughout the 21st season. Dubai, UAE, May 4, 2017:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Global Village, the region’s first and most successful multicultural festival park, has received the ‘Dubai Service Excellence Scheme more

    Helpful Tips on How to Buy a Quality Used Piano

    Buying a used piano can be tedious because there are a lot of things to consider. The main factors to be considered when you buy used piano; the type of the piano that you need, the condition of the piano, its origin, the maintenance it went through, and the price of the piano - these are all important to make sure that you get the right value for your money. To make it easier for you, here are some tips for buying a used piano and the factors that you should consider. Type and Size There are several types of piano that you can choose from. But, before you choose, you should know why more

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