The world’s first ‘6-a-side’ mini Football World Cup features national teams from 32 countries with the support of a number of organisations considering its increasing popularity.
DUBAI – September 20, 2018: Hundreds of football fans from the UAE are planning to head to Portugal to watch the world’s first-of-its-kind ‘Six-a-Side’ mini football World Cup, which begins in Lisbon from September 23, 2018.
Organised by International Socca Federation (ISF), the inaugural edition of Socca 6 World Cup, will take place in the iconic Praça do Comércio in Lisbon’s city centre. Best national teams of 32 countries from around the world will compete in the week-long tournament. The 6-a-side football tournament is gaining momentum with 2.1 billion people are playing in the ......read more
Congratulates Saudi Arabia and extends warmest greetings on this special occasion
Dubai, 20 September 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East is celebrating Saudi National Day with a unique offer on (one-day/one-park) and (one-day/two-parks) tickets to visit any of the three iconic theme parks, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park.
The offer which is valid until 30 September, gives Saudi Nationals and residents one free ticket for every four tickets purchased to visit one of the most exciting destinations in the Middle East. So, a family of five can enjoy the destination for the price of four and children under three can enter for free.
Each of the four unique theme parks at the destination offer ......read more
University students in UAE may register for the program that seeks to better equip countries in the region for a fully connected, intelligent world
Dubai, September 20, 2018: Building on the huge success of its 2017 debut in the region, the second edition of Huawei Middle East ICT Competition, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Huawei and Honor launched the competition in UAE and invited universities and students to register before Sep.25th. The competition is designed to prepare the next generation of ICT leaders and uncover the local talent who will lead UAE into an intelligent world by pursuing Vision 2021 for digital transformation.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation aims to develop specialized sectors of the economy by focusing on building the skills of the UAE’s human capital ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2018: The Saudi General Sports Authority in partnership with WWE will present the Crown Jewel at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2, including a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world.
General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the second event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Crown Jewel will stream live on WWE Network and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018: UAE Team Emirates continue their pursuit of Italian one-day success this week and have announced a combative line-up for the upcoming Giro Della Toscana (19 September) and the Coppa Sabatini (20 September). The two Tuscan races will be the last competitive races for the Emirati team before the World Championships.
Leading the line will be Italian Diego Ulissi. He is joined by a wealth of experience, including fellow Italian Manuele Mori, Kristijan Durasek, Jan Polanc, Przemyslaw Niemiec, Rory Sutherland and Aleksandr Riabushenko. The team will be guided through the races by Sports Director, Daniele Righi.
Commenting ahead of the race, Righi said: “In these Tuscan events, all our riders will get the chance to show off their skills and achieve some personal goals. It ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Italian power-house Simone Consonni rounded off La Vuelta on a high, placing seventh in a fiercely contested bunch sprint in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The well-earned position adds to his growing palmares, which now features four top ten finishes in this year’s Tour of Spain – the biggest stage race of his professional career.
Stage 21, which is traditionally viewed as a procession for the General Classification riders, set off from Alcorcón and then looped back into Madrid, finishing with a series of laps around a 5.9km street circuit to make up the 100.9km pan flat route. In the final two laps of the city the peloton speed ramped up in excess of 70km/h as the fast men battled their way to the front of the pack on a technical course ......read more
- H.E. Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports and Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council: “Abu Dhabi will stage the most memorable 2022 ITU Grand Final”
- Abu Dhabi will welcome over 7,500 triathletes from all over the world for five days
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 September, 2018: H.E. Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports and Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council has hailed the country’s successful bid to host 2022 ITU Grand Final. Commenting on the news of the successful bid, he said:
“We are thankful for the sport’s governing body and the participating nations for the faith they have shown to stage the 2022 ITU Grand Final in Abu Dhabi.
“On our part, we will leave no stones ......read more
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Abu Dhabi - UAE, 16th September, 2018: Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Second Edition line up is confirmed with ten of the best Heavy weight jiu-jitsu players in the sport. One of the most prestigious invitational-only tournaments in the sport of jiu-jitsu, will have a combined total cash prize of $42,000 and the winner will be in line for a super match against the reigning Abu Dhabi King of Mats® champion, Alexander Trans, at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships® in April 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi King of Mats®Line-up
The exclusive invitations were extended according to the players past achievements in Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship® and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®
1. Erberth Santos
2x Abu Dhabi World Pro ......read more
Dubai, September 15, 2018: For the fourth year running, readers of the leading Filipino newspaper in the UAE – The Filipino Times, have voted Honda as their “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year.”
The award was presented to Fardeen Sara, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Al-Futtaim Honda at an awards ceremony which took place at the – JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai.
The Al-Futtaim Honda sedan range includes the all-new Honda Accord which was launched earlier this year, the sleek and sporty Honda Civic, delivering advanced sporty design, best comfort and best fuel efficiency in its category – Honda City and the all-new Honda Jazz offering unmatched versatility as well as class-leading space, with a range of configurations for carrying cargo and passengers.
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Biggest start up competition in the world will take place in Beirut Digital District in partnership with FBstart
Dubai, 12 September 2018: The first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), presented by FBstart, will be hosted on October 3rd 2018 in the heart of the vibrant startup ecosystem at Beirut Digital District (BDD).
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, whose alumni community of 763 companies have raised over $8 billion, will be bringing early stage startups together across the region including Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Algeria and others.
The Battlefield will present start-ups the opportunity to compete and win a $25,000 prize, as well as being exposed to a big global investment community.
Additionally, two members from the winning startup will receive ......read more
First race confirmed to take place on 15 December 2018 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will take place at 10 Formula E rounds from the 2018-19 season onwards
First official introduction test set to take place 24 – 27 September at Silverstone, UK
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2018: Jaguar Racing has unveiled the full race calendar for the inaugural Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship. Up to twenty identical Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will line up on the grid on Saturday 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, for the first round of the new global electric production car racing series.
The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race will take place before the main Formula E race on the same city circuits, throughout the 2018-19 season and beyond. The series, a world first, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018: Invite your loved ones to enjoy the adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions at the award-winning Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and reap the benefits of the ultimate savings deal. The region’s leading theme park’s Friends & Family Offer continues to give unrivaled access to the thrilling world of Ferrari inspired and F-1 themed experiences for guests of all ages. The offer is available for UAE residents only.
Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi until 31 December 2018 with three of your family members or closest pals to avail a 15% discount off general admission tickets on site, and a 25% discount on all online purchases. Guests visiting the Park in groups of four people or more can purchase their tickets for AED 264 or AED 221 each, if bought at the park or online respectively.
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September 11, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Reaching out to you as today, Facebook announced the launch of Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries, including the MENA region, across UAE, Saudi, Egypt, Morocco and others. This platform is aimed at making it easier for people in areas with low connectivity to find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation after a crisis.
Community Help is a part of Crisis Response on Facebook where people come to let friends and family know they’re safe, learn and share more about what’s happening and help communities recover.
In many areas around the world, networks can be slow and unreliable. This can be even more challenging after a crisis, when communication is critical.
Facebook Lite is designed for people to access Facebook in areas with low ......read more
The workshop will be held at the Dubai Public Library - Al Twar Branch until 19th September, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, is organising a ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scripts’ workshop.
It is held as part of Dubai Programme for Youth Theatre 2018 with the aim to develop the skills of young authors of literary novels in various human and social fields, increase the number of young talents in the field of theatrical composition, and provide the theatre sector with the new scripts that tackle the youth and their subjects of interest.
The workshop will be held in partnership with Dubai Folklore Theatre, at Dubai Public Library - Al Twar ......read more
Placing tech in the hands of the future: Epson launches EMEAR-wide competition to win up to 3 robots
Dubai, UAE, 11 September 2018: Industry 4.0 is a reality, and Epson - the global market leader in SCARA robots and provider of automation solutions since 1980 - is ready to lead the change. As automation continues to expand, many new and innovative applications for robots are being developed. Revolutionising
industry and other sectors, they have the potential to radically improve the quality of our working lives.
The competition – win up to 3 robots
Epson is placing our latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, colleges and research institutions across EMEAR. Why are we choosing education and research institutions? To support the growth, development and ......read more
Icon Players Chosen in Less Than 2 Minutes
Team Paktia picks Shahid Afridi
Team Kabul picks Rashid Khan
Team Balkh picks Chris Gayle
Team Nangarhar picks Andre Russell
Team Kandahar picks Brendon McCullum
Dubai, 11 September 2018 : Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer Sports today held the Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) players draft for its inaugural 2018 edition. Consisting of 23 matches, the first season of the league is scheduled to take place from 5th October 2018 – 23rd October 2018.
A total of five teams representing five regions of Afghanistan will play in the tournament. These franchises with their home ground are Kabul, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Paktia and Balkh.
Final Draft after the 1st three rounds was as ......read more
September 10, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Bringing golf and glamour to the mountains of Switzerland, the second “OMEGA Celebrity Masters” took place this Saturday with a special victory for former rugby player Brian O’Driscoll.
The tournament swung into action during the afternoon on the main course in Crans-Montana, after the professionals in the OMEGA European Masters had played through. Amongst the other famous faces were Didier Defago (alpine ski racer), Theo Gmur (paralympian), Cody Simpson (singer), Alfonso Ribeiro (actor), Ronald de Boer (footballer), Jeremy Roenick (hockey player), Katerina Graham (actress), Brian O’Driscoll (rugby player) and Anastasia Ashley (surfer and model).
Women’s golfer, Michelle Wie, was also on hand as a “celebrity coach”, while the talented Swiss singer ......read more
Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle, Luke Wright, Shakib Al Hasan, JP Duminy,
Shahzad Mohammed, Brendon Taylor and Luke Ronchi up for UAE T20x Player Draft
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Monday, 10 September 2018: The newly launched UAE T20x franchise league has been built on the values of player development and international diversity- and today it highlights its commitment to this by revealing a snapshot of the global talent who have made themselves available for the player draft, scheduled to take place in November.
More than 100 players from England & Wales have registered for the player draft including T20 legend Luke Wright and big hitter Alex Hales, along with Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien.
Fans of Caribbean cricket will not be disappointed with the news that Chris Gayle, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018: On this month’s episode of Inside the Middle East, CNN explores the region’s growing art scene. The programme meets Mubarik Jafery, co-founder of Tribe, the Middle East’s only magazine dedicated to Arab photography.
Jafery describes how his childhood developed his interest in art: “Photography’s been part of my upbringing. My father was a photographer. He was the first person who got a Hasselblad camera in the Middle East. He built the accessories by hand. He took all these portraits of us, it was very contagious – I wanted to be a part of that.”
He tells CNN why he felt inspired to establish the publication: “As my career developed in publishing, I felt that there was this major gap in the art world, which was an archive or representation ......read more
In association with Coca-Cola®and 104.8 Channel 4
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 09, 2018: The UAE’s leading waterpark on Yas Island and the world’s number one dance music brand present the ultimate neon party experience, on Friday 28 September from 7pm till midnight.
Guests will enjoy world-renowned International DJs such as SIGMA, PHILIP GEORGE and THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS from Ministry of Sound along with SAIF AND SOUND from 104.8 Channel 4 on the Neon Nights main stage, which is powered by Coca-Cola®.
Neon Nights guests will enjoy access to over 40 rides, slides and attractions, experience the UAE’s only Neon River, dance to the beats of the Silent Disco, capture fun moments with a neon-themed photo-booth, and watch the guest-favourite Neon Hydrojet Action ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018: It was another hard-fought day for UAE Team Emirates in Stage 14 of La Vuelta, as Fabio Aru added one more top 10 finish to the team’s tally and in doing so jumped four spots in the GC rankings to 13th position. Aru bedded in with his GC rivals early on in the race and stayed with them as the group broke away from the main peloton on the brutal climbs that peppered today’s 171km route from Cistierna to Les Praeres de Nava.
The riders were challenged with a category 3, a category 2 and two category 1 climbs, before they eventually took on a third category one climb to the summit finish on Alto Les Praeres, 750m above sea level. Aru’s improving form saw him drive his way to the line just 39 seconds behind stage winner Simon Yates
(Mitchelton Scott), who ......read more
Providing individuals with disabilities a more comfortable way to travel, the Air Chair is a new and improved wheelchair providing ease of access and mobility.
Individuals with disabilities around the world are restricted in mobility and accessibility when it comes to air travel forcing them to settle to uncomfortable circumstances.
6 September 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Hosted for the first time in the UAE and Arab Region, the James Dyson Award has attracted many young engineers and innovators looking to solve a problem, big or small.
This year’s UAE’s national James Dyson Award winner attempts to solve the problem of air travel for individuals with disabilities. What is the solution? Air Chair – a new and improved wheelchair providing ease of access and mobility to disabled air ......read more
Jameel Arts Centre opens in Dubai on November 11, 2018
The contemporary arts institution features 10 gallery spaces; the Gulf’s first open-access arts library and resource centre; 7 desert gardens; commissions, studio and events spaces; a restaurant and shop
‘Crude’, curated by Murtaza Vali, and featuring works by 17 artists and collectives, is the world’s first contemporary art exhibition to focus on the history of oil in the Middle East
Four solo shows focus on the practices of Maha Malluh, Lala Rukh, Chiharu Shiota and Mounira Al Solh
A site-specific installation programme includes works by Vikram Divecha, Lara Favaretto and the debut of new commissions by Shaikha Al Mazrou and the duo Alia Farid and Aseel AlYacoub
Dubai, United Arab Emirates | September 6, 2018 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018: Cinépolis, the fourth largest exhibition circuit in the world and the largest cinema exhibitor in Latin America, has partnered with Al Tayer Group, one of the Middle East’s leading luxury and lifestyle retailers, to build and operate cinemas across the GCC region. This venture will introduce Cinépolis’ world-class cinema-going experience - high-touch theatre concepts, including Luxury, Premium, Macro XE, 4D Emotion technology and kid-approved Cinépolis Junior auditoriums - to Gulf audiences for the first time. Over the next five years, this joint venture will establish Cinépolis as a leading player in the UAE, Oman and Bahrain.
In Saudi Arabia, Cinépolis and Al Tayer Group have partnered with Al Hokair Group, a leading hospitality and entertainment operator in the MENA region. The ......read more
One Kiss by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris is the most listened to track on Fitbit watches globally
Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris’ One Kiss tops the beats per minute chart for fitness enthusiasts picking faster songs for their workouts
Drake’s God’s Plan also dominates Deezer downloads on Fitbit and is one of the most popular songs for a workout in the US, UK, France and Germany
Destiny’s Child Lose My Breath is the most played song on Deezer’s top ranking fitness playlist, Gym Mix
The top music genres across the US, France, Germany and UK for a caloric-burning workout are pop or EDM music
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 5, 2018: Deezer, the world’s most personal music service, has revealed the world’s most popular workout music genres and songs played ......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 & ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......read more
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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
Dubai, 8 March 2018: The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature poetry performance competition concluded today following an intense final round of the Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition. Winners were crowned by Festival 2018 poets Khalid AlBudoor, Nujoom Nasser Alghanem, Afra Atiq and Harry Baker.
An unprecedented number of performers entered the competition this year, with 700 students competing in the semi-finals before the top performers in each age group progressed to the finals at the Festival. Participants were evaluated on their ......read more
JOHNSON’S® Baby tent at JBR to showcase new HEAD-TO-TOE® range on 8th and 9th March, 2018
Dubai, UAE, 8 March, 2018: JOHNSON’S® Baby, today officially launched its first semi-therapeutic product line, JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE®, at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) over a panel discussion, which brought together brand representatives, an independent doctor, media and influential mothers from the local community. The JOHNSON’S® Baby tent at JBR will welcome visitors for two days, over 8th and 9th March.
Sana Naweel, Shopper ......read more
March 8, 2018, Dubai, UAE:- Emirates Post organized a variety of sports activities for its employees as part of UAE National Sports Day aimed at emphasizing the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle. The various activities witnessed employees participate in running and stair-climbing competitions, as well as table tennis, mini-basketball and football tournaments. Departments challenged each other at a tug of war as well as mind sports such as chess and puzzle-solving in active and lively sports environments across its branches throughout the Emirates.
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In a live concert on the evening of 9 March
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6/3/2018: The Kuwait Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates (KuwaitBC) revealed the hosting of the young Kuwaiti artist " Daffy " and his famous band in #CelebrateKuwait. The concert comes as part of the first event of the Kuwaiti youth talents in Dubai, to be held in cooperation with Emaar Properties, The "Slider Station” a leading Kuwaiti restaurant chain in the GCC. The concert will be held as part of Rise - Dubai Creek Harbor activities held at 8:00 pm on the evening of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will head to their second Italian race of the season, Tirreno-Adricatico, with two riders vying for the overall General Classification (GC).
The side will be led by Italian duo Fabio Aru and Diego Ulissi, the latter finishing in the top 10 of the recent Abu Dhabi Tour. Joining the riders will be team-mates; Jan Polanc, Filippo Ganna, Marco Marcato, Valerio Conti and Simone Consonni, with Sports Directors Mario Scirea, Marco Marzano and Paolo Tiralongo guiding the team through the seven stages.
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Balooshi pursues victory in Dubai International Baja as team-mate Jaffar chases podium place in bid to inspire new wave of young Arab riders
Dubai, UAE, 5 March, 2018: Top Emirati rider Mohammed Al Balooshi has set his sights firmly on a World Cup breakthrough next weekend as he looks to lead his team of Arab challengers to collective success in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani.
The multiple Arab motocross champion finished third in the event last year, but is relishing the chance to justify his No.1 seeding in the opening round of the 2018 FIM ......read more
Dubai – 05 March 2018: The Service Innovation Department of Dubai Customs (DC) honoured the winners of Innovator Award, an innovation-centred internal competition among DC employees and business units. The winners were congratulated and recognized by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, DC Director, in presence of executive directors, heads of departments and a number of staff.
The event was held in line with the UAE Innovation Month and as part of Dubai Customs continuous effort to innovate its services and promote the culture of innovation.
This “Innovator” ......read more
Worked ceaselessly for 70 days to complete the 11ft x 5.5ft painting, representing the unique vision of the founding father of the nation
March 4, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Converting the founding father of the UAE’s vision and mission into a visual delight, UAE-based artist Akbar Saheb creates a work of art that pays apt tribute to HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his deep-rooted influence on today’s UAE. The 11ft x 5.5ft acrylic painting was completed within a span of just 70 days, the artist working ceaselessly to give it the last finishing strokes at the dawn of ......read more
Winners of Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Announced
Dubai, UAE, 4 March 2018: Five aspiring writers from the GCC were recognised at the annual Montegrappa Writing Prize award ceremony, held by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The Prize is considered one of the most successful writing competitions in the region, with eight past winners and runners-up already becoming internationally published writers.
Winners received their awards from top UK literary agent at Luigi Bonomi Associates (LBA), Luigi ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: SP Jain School of Global Management has bagged the 1st Place of the recently concluded 17th Crossfire Inter-University Debating Competition organized by Skyline University College on February 28, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. A total of 12 teams consisting of 24 speakers from 8 universities in the UAE has participated in the competition.
The esteemed panel of judges of the event were: Mr. Sushil Maratha, General Manager at Maax Solutions FZ LLC and Toast Master; Mr. Mandar Agshikar, General Manager At Ajhinkkya FZE and Toast Master; and Mr. Ahmad ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: The 19th Skyline Cup Cricket Tournament and 5th Skyline Inter-University Sports Festival 2018 organized by Skyline University College Sports Department headed by Mr. Sanjay Benjamin have concluded with new set of champions in five sports categories: cricket, football, basketball, table tennis, and throw ball. Skyline housed a total of 16 universities in this year’s tournaments with a collective number of more than 600 participants from February 11-22, 2018.
This year, SUC Football Team has won the football category against City University College ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 4, March, 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) is set to participate in the 15th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2018), marking its fourth consecutive outing at the pioneering humanitarian and development event in the MENA region.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event will run from March 5 to 7 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition ......read more
March 4, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Roberto Bautista Agut defeated second seeded Lucas Pouille 6-3 6-4 on Saturday to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. He is the fourth Spaniard to win the tournament after Alex Corretja, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Rafael Nadal.
The number three seed was rarely threatened in the one hour 21 minute tournament finale, earning his first break of serve to lead 3-1 when his opponent double-faulted on Bautista Agut's fourth break point. Pouille held a break point in the next game but Bautista Agut held off the challenge and went on to hold ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018: UAE Team Emirates will be aiming for stage wins and the overall General Classification (GC) when they take on the iconic Paris - Nice race this week (Sunday 4 – Sunday 11 March). The team has announced one of its strongest line ups of the season and includes former World Champion and Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 winner Rui Costa, Tour de France stage winner Dan Martin and Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 stage winner, Alexander Kristoff.
The riders will be supported by seasoned pros Rory Sutherland and Ben Swift, with the young duo of Sven Erik Bystrøm and ......read more
March 3, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Second seed Lucas Pouille and third seeded Roberto Bautista Agut will face each other in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday.
Pouille was stretched to the limit before overcoming an opponent he also had a fierce battle with in the Marseille quarter-finals last week, needing two hours 19 minutes to beat seventh seed Filip Krajinovic 6-3 6-7 (4) 7-6 (5). Bautista Agut ended the brave run of unseeded wild card Malek Jaziri, winning 6-3 6-4.
Jaziri's performances have lit up Centre Court this week, and although he ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has announced a solid line-up of riders that will tackle the first Italian race of the 2018 season – Strade Bianche (Saturday 3 March). The race, held in the beautiful Tuscany hills in Central Italy, will feature UAE Team Emirates’ riders; Valerio Conti, Manuele Mori, Marco Marcato, Przemyslaw Niemiec, Jan Polanc, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Diego Ulissi, who recently competed in the Abu Dhabi Tour, securing a top 10 finish in the General Classification (GC). Guiding the riders will be Sports Director Daniele Righi, assisted by his ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: Tournament third seed Roberto Bautista Agut and wild card Marcos Baghdatis had a quick history lesson earlier in the week when they visited the Dubai International Financial Centre Gate and viewed the impressive images of the Founding Father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Alya Al Zarouni, Executive Vice President - Operations of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, said “The Gate represents Dubai ......read more
More than 7,400 people downloaded the Dubai Cares Scavenger Hunt application on their smartphones
106 participants rewarded with exciting prizes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 28, 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today the winners of the ‘“Dubai Cares Scavenger Hunt’, a three3-week initiative which ran between 8th and 29th January in partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2018: It was a case of Vorsprung durch technik meets Vorsprung durch tennis today as Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber surveyed the Audi sport models TTRS, RS3, RS 5 and SQ5 on display in the Tennis Village at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
And in a test of his skill Kohlschreiber accepted the challenge of hitting tennis balls into the boots of each of the cars.
Kohlschreiber said “Well it was a fun thing, I was allowed to shoot at the great Audis behind me, trying to get the balls into the boot, it was fun but ......read more
February 27, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Crowd favourite Marcos Baghdatis made a winning start at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships tonight, beating Viktor Troicki 7-5 6-2.
The 2016 finalist broke to take a 2-1 lead in typically flamboyant fashion with a perfectly placed lob. Although Troicki levelled at 3-3 in a contest of long baseline exchanges, Baghdatis earned a second decisive break at 5-5 and served out the set. A fine opening game of the second set then gave Baghdatis a further break that did much to dissolve his opponent's resistance.
"I think it was a great ......read more
Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari’s personal story shines a light on overcoming culture and gender bias in sport
Dubai, UAE, 25 February 2018: As the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 commence, Procter & Gamble’s campaign to promote universal equality in a world free from bias includes a heartwarming story of triumph over adversity that is closer to home for many of us in the Gulf region.
P&G’s ‘Love Over Bias’ series of films, which are the latest in its ‘Thank You, Mom’ campaign, relate real-life stories of ......read more
February 25, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday with a dominating 6-4 6-0 win over tournament giant killer Daria Kasatkina. It is the second time she has defended a title, after winning in Baku in 2013 and 2014, and she completed the job in just 70 minutes.
Svitolina, who now has 299 career wins, is the third player in the 18-year history of the WTA event to successfully defend her title, after Justine Henin in 2004 and Venus Williams in 2010
"It feels great," said ......read more
February 24 2018 – Dubai, UAE: Daria Kasatkina claimed a stunning 3-6 7-6 (11) 6-1 victory over Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday to set up a final showdown with defending champion Elina Svitolina, who defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3.
Although many might not be aware of the 20-year old Russian, Muguruza certainly was as Kasatkina held a match point against her when they last met a little over a year ago. That battle stretched to three hours and Muguruza only secured victory by winning the final ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff followed up his stage one victory with another top 10 finish, as the Norwegian battled hard in the bunched sprint to take a respectable seventh place and stay in contention for the General Classification (GC).
Commenting on today’s race, the European Champion said; “Today I didn’t have the same power as I had yesterday. There were other guys passing me and Viviani was very fast, but I was happy to fight for a good position today. The team put me in a positive position and I ......read more
Saeed Al Mansouri and Hamad Thani Al Maktoum’s HBT team create history in Fujairah
FUJAIRAH, 24 February 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah, inaugurated the Maktoum AlSharqi Falcon Championship, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), which began on Friday 23rd February in the Madhab area in Fujairah.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, stressed the importance of preserving the heritage of the UAE through customs and ......read more
The first helipad cinema in Dubai launches this week at Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February 2018: Dubai Festival City Mall is launching the first cinema on a helipad from 22 February to 14 April. In collaboration with Al-Futtaim Toyota, the unique Camry Helipad Cinema is situated on the iconic Festival Bay and will screen family favourite movies each weekend, including Overdrive, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Monster Family and more.
Shoppers need to simply provide any receipt of purchase from the Mall to ......read more
U12 UAE Schools and Streets teams demonstrate great potential for development
UAE Girls Challenge Abu Dhabi teams up for the challenge in national semi-finals
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 February 2018 – The last day of du Football Champions (duFC)’s Abu Dhabi group stages took place this week during which top teams in the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups in each category faced off in the knock out stage which will determine which team will move forward to the UAE National Semi-Finals which will be hosted in Dubai in April.
They new UAE Schools ......read more
February 22 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Top seed and defending champion Elina Svitolina and third seed Karolina Pliskova were involved in lengthy contests at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday, but both emerged as winners. Svitolina was stretched by Qiang Wang, who only received a place in the main draw as a lucky loser, but prevailed 6-1 5-7 6-2 in two hours 10 minutes, and Pliskova also took over two hours to overcome Carla Suarez Navarro 5-7 6-2 6-4. Wimbledon champion and second seed Garbine Muguruza defeated wild card Catherine Bellis 6-3 7-5 in a match that ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, on the Fifa World Cup Trophy visiting Dubai.
“The tour of the Fifa World Cup trophy to more than 60 cities around the world is evidence of its global appeal and a confirmation of Fifa World Cup’s status as the greatest sporting extravaganza on the planet.
“The trophy’s visit to Dubai as part of its global tour confirms the country’s position on the international sporting map. Dubai is one of the leading destinations of the world; it is a brand which enjoys great ......read more
February 21 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Angelique Kerber demonstrated the fantastic form that has seen her win 13 of her 15 matches this season as she swept aside 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships finalist Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes.
Kerber, who has fully turned around a challenging 2017 to win Sydney, reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the quarter-finals in Doha, dominated her opponent from the start and once she had taken an early lead she showed no signs of surrendering her advantage. Now she will face the player who beat Strycova in ......read more
HE Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi announces that 7 of the winners will be hosted at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and get the chance to meet to HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and explain their innovative projects to HH.
UAE Young Scientist Award goes to Sultan Binbader from Alrefah School for his 'Emergency Robot' project.
6 UAE Ministers take part in the student retreat discussions and listen to students challenges and aspirations.
Winners of 3D competition announced
Dubai, 21 February 2018: The National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival ......read more
It’s time for Women in Science to Shine
Program to award fellowships worth EUR 84,000 to outstanding female scientists in the GCC and Yemen
Dubai, 21 February 2018 – L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is once again looking for worthy candidates for this year’s program. The annual initiative, in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, aims to recognize and promote women pursuing science in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: There were upsets and thrilling battles on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as former champion Agnieszka Radwanska failed to reach the second round as she fell 7-5 6-4 to Daria Kasatkina, and Johanna Konta made tournament history.
Radwanska won the title in 2012 but last year she suffered a number of injury and illness setbacks and has struggled to regain her place in the top 10. Although she offered stubborn resistance in the first set she failed to find a way back in the second.
"I know it's going to be ......read more
The electronics giant ran a consumer competition on their Facebook page
Dubai, February 19, 2018: Nikai Electronics, a part of the Nikai Group of companies, has concluded its search for best legacy recipes on its popular social media platforms recently. The campaign, which received an overwhelming response from various nationalities across the GCC, was held to draw in the best recipes passed down through generations.
Speaking about the competition and engaging target consumers online, Mr. Karthik Moorthy, Vice President, Nikai Group of Companies, said, “Our social ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018: Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, promises an action-packed week filled with entertainment options for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the Chinese New Year celebrations and for all movie enthusiast, there’s no place better than Roxy, the city’s only boutique cinema experience to catch all the Oscar nominated films.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Brief: Boxpark will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a series of performances, bound to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018: Alexander Kristoff recorded his first victory of the 2018 season and his first in UAE Team Emirates’ colours as the European Champion took home the final stage on the Tour of Oman, adding to his two previous victories on this stage in 2016 and 2017.
The Norwegian produced a thrilling display in the final sprint finish to take home the win ahead of his nearest rivals, Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Cycling Club), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana).
A five-man breakaway dominated the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa will return to the UAE this week as the former World Champion attempts to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Tour (21-25 February) alongside a first-class rider line up. Competing alongside the Portuguese legend will be Italian Champion Fabio Aru, who makes his team debut and reigning European Champion Alexander Kristoff, who returns to the UAE following his top 10 performance at the Dubai Tour.
The three superstars will be supported in their quest for the General Classification title by Italian trio ......read more
Discover an awesome celebration filled with festivities that welcome the Year of the Dog from 15-24 February
Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2018 – LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is gearing up to welcome Lunar New Year with a host of festive round-the-clock activities for the whole family.
From 15-24 February 2018, families visiting LEGOLAND Dubai will experience an authentic Lunar New Year Celebration with a Wishing Wall, a fun interactive Chinese New Year Trivia Wall, and ......read more