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Ivo Oliveira Wins in France, takes Yellow Jersey

Prologue victory for Portuguese specialist   26th May 2023:  Ivo Oliveira took one of the biggest victories of his career on the stage one prologue of the Boucles de la Mayenne. The former Portuguese time trial champion blitzed the 4.2km course around Laval – Espace Mayenne, clocking a time of 5’17 with an average speed of 46.5kmph.   The win was a double victory as the 26-year-old also pulls on the yellow jersey heading into stage 2.   Oliveira: “I’ve been focusing on this stage for the past month that I’ve been thinking about this TT and I’ve been working really hard towards it. I knew it was a kind of effort that suited me as it’s similar to a track effort and so knew I could be in with a shout of winning.   It’s my first victory with more

Almeida Shines in Gutsy Ride to Giro Glory

Portuguese rider victorious on key mountain test   Joao Almeida and UAE Team Emirates put on an exhibition in teamwork on the summit finish of stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia taking an exciting victory to win his first Giro stage on the Monte Bondone.   The 24 year old Portuguese champion was well set-up on the run-in to the final climb with Davide Formolo and Jay Vine putting in huge turns to put pressure on the other rivals.   Diego Ulissi also played his part, dropping back from the breakaway to put in a hard turn on the front of a heavily depleted bunch. Sensing weakness in his rivals and on a particularly strong day, Almeida hit-out for victory with -7km to go with only Geraint Thomas (Ineos-Grenadiers) able to follow. The pair worked all the way to the line before Almeida summoned a final more

ADQ and NBA Announce Multiyear Collaboration to Engage Fans and Youth Basketball Players in Abu Dhabi

- ADQ Named Presenting Partner of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 Featuring the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves Playing Two Preseason Games  on Oct. 5 and 7 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island - - ADQ Will Support League’s Grassroots Basketball Development Programming in the UAE that Promotes a Healthy and Active Lifestyle - ABU DHABI AND LONDON, May 23, 2023 – ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a multiyear collaboration to engage fans and youth basketball players in Abu Dhabi.   The agreement makes ADQ the Presenting Partner of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023, featuring the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves playing two preseason games on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. GST at Etihad more

Arabian Automobiles Celebrates Shabab Al Ahli Club's Crowning as Champions of the 2023 Adnoc UAE Pro League

Congratulations on your well-deserved victory, Shabab Al Ahli Club! Your passion, skill, and unbeatable spirit have paid off, resulting in your amazing crowning as champions of the 2023 Adnoc UAE Pro League.  Your teamwork and sportsmanship were truly rewarding for the fans and inspiring for the youth. We are honored to be your partner and witness your incredible journey to the top! more

McNulty Strikes for Giro Victory

American takes win from break into Bergamo   UAE Team Emirates continued to build on what is fast becoming a very memorable Giro d’Italia with Brandon McNulty taking an exciting victory on stage 15 from Seregno to Bergamo (195km).   The 24 year old entered the main break of the day which built a maximum gap of seven minutes over the peloton. As the breakaway was whittled down, McNulty played his cards well to find himself alone out-front with Ben Healy (EF Education) and Marco Frigo (Israel Premier Tech) for company.   McNulty was able to respond to all the attacks thrown at him by Healy and timed his sprint to perfection on the downhill road to Bergamo to take the 27th win of the season for UAE Team Emirates.   McNulty : “It’s an indescribable feeling. It was my big goal more

“Hamdan Sports Complex” achieves Outstanding Development and Increase in the Numbers of Hosted Championships & Camps

The Board of Directors of “Hamdan Sports Complex” stated that the championships & camps, which took place at the Complex during the last sports season, have witnessed remarkable increase.   This came during the second meeting of the Board of Directors in 2023, which was convened at Dubai Sports Council’s premises, and chaired by H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shaafar, the Board’s Chairman of the Complex, in the presence of H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, the Deputy Chairman, and the other Board’s members; these are: Mr. Mahir Abdul Karim Jalfar, Mr. Tariq Abdul Rahman Al-Saleh, Mr. Saleh Al-Marzouqi – Director of the Corporate Support Dept. in Dubai Sports Council (DSC), and Mr. Abdulla Shahdad, the Complex’s Manager.   The meeting discussed current preparations for hosting the upcoming more

Ackermann Podiums on Fast Finish to Naples

• Almeida stays up at the head of the GC •   12th May 2023:  Pascal Ackermann inched closer to his first win of 2023, with a third-place finish on stage six of the Giro D’Italia.   Stage six started and finished in Napoli (162 km) with two classified climbs coming in the middle of the stage before the final 50 km flat into the city.   UAE Team Emirates were present at the front of the peloton for much of the stage, controlling things while keeping GC favourite João Almeida safe. With the break of the day only being absorbed at 300 m to go Ackermann hit out for glory but came up short against stage winner Mads Pedersen (Trek Segafredo).   Tomorrow marks the first Big Mountain test with a lengthy 206km day from Capua to the summit finish in Campo more

Santoor Maestro Rahul Sharma Enthrals Dubai Audience

The evening of mesmerising music titled "Swaralaya - Symphony on Strings" staged at the Emirates Theatre paid a soul-stirring tribute to his late father and Guru, the legendary Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Dubai – May 8, 2023: Renowned Santoor player Rahul Sharma and his entourage left the audience spellbound with their soulful music. The Swaralaya Symphony on Strings event held at Emirates Theatre in Dubai on May 7, 2023, was a tribute concert to honour the legendary musician, late Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. The audience was captivated by the soothing sound of the Santoor, beautifully complemented by the other instruments, including the table, tanpura and keyboard. The music was enchanting and mesmerising, transporting the audience to a world of pure bliss and relaxation. Pandit Rahul Sharma's performance was a more

Nick Cassidy Triumphs in Monaco to take Formula E World Championship Lead – 2023 Monaco E-prix Report

• Nick Cassidy and team Envision Racing power to the top of the Drivers’ and Teams’ world championship standings after victory in Monaco • Mitch Evans finishes second to keep Jaguar TCS Racing in the hunt for titles • Third place for Jake Dennis who also moves up to third in the Drivers’ standings • Jean-Éric Vergne claims inaugural ABB Driver of Progress race award, as more than 20,000 fans attended the Monaco E-Prix   Dubai, Riyadh. 7 May 2023 – Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) fired to the top of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with a storming drive from ninth on the grid to win the race in an absorbing 2023 Monaco E-Prix.   Cassidy led home Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing), having fended off his countryman until a late-race Safety Car made the win more

Maserati's Max Gunther Powers around Monaco

• ABB FIA Formula E World Championship comes to Monaco this Saturday, 6 May, following record-breaking race weekend in Berlin including most overtakes in a race (190), lead changes at the line (20), and different race leaders (eight) • Maserati MSG Racing driver, Max Günther, swapped four wheels for two ahead of Monaco race to ride the circuit with top pro sprint cyclist, Caleb Ewan   Dubai, Riyadh, 4 May 2023: Ahead of the first Monaco E-Prix for the GEN3 race car – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built - Maserati MSG Racing driver Maximilian Gunther teamed up with Caleb Ewan, one of the top professional spint cyclists, to experience the world’s most famous street circuit together at a slightly gentler pace.    Riding for the UCI Pro team more

Yates Seals Tour de Romandie Title

• British rider takes confident win •   1st May 2023:  Adam Yates and UAE Team Emirates put on a confident display of strength on the final stage of the Tour de Romandie to take overall victory and seal the 23rd win of the season for the Emirati squad.   Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) took the stage win in a fast sprint on the final straight alongside the lake of Geneva.   UAE Team Emirates also climbed the podium and winners of the team classification to top-off a successful week of racing in Switzerland.   Yates: “First of all I want to say a big thanks to the guys. They controlled the race perfectly today so it’s thanks to them the we won this race. It’s been the perfect week for us with two stage wins and the overall so we can’t ask for much more. We try more

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority Introduces Innovative ‘Mobtakir' Programme

• Designed in partnership with Dubai SME, the diploma provides prospects with fundamental product journey insights • It falls under the umbrella of the Al Quoz Creative Zone   Wednesday, 30 April, 2023 – Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is launching Mobtakir, a maker diploma and fast-track programme that aims to equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge and basic hands-on skills, in addition to local market know-how necessary to venture into innovative product-based businesses. The diploma, which is due to commence on 27 May in collaboration with Colab, will initially run for 7 weeks until mid-July and then resume in early September 2023. Diploma applications are now open at   Mobtakir falls under the umbrella of Al Quoz Creative Zone and was designed in partnership more

BRX Aim for Big Finish after Al Attiyah Wins in Mexico to Lead Title Race

Prodrive Hunter hailed as ‘car from another planet’ after tough championship battle  29th April, 2023: Bahrain Raid Xtreme reached the end of the latest World Rally-Raid Championship episode in Mexico with more glowing praise for the Prodrive Hunter as Nasser Al Attiyah took the lead in the title race. While Sébastien Loeb and Fabian Lurquin have slipped to third place in the championship following a second leg exit in their BRX Prodrive Hunter, with two rounds remaining in Argentina and Morocco, the WRRC battle is far from over. The final two rounds of last year’s championship brought back-to-back victories for the Hunter, and Loeb knows he has the car to produce the desired results this time around and give BRX another big finish. This was underlined on the final day of the Sonora Rally, as Al Attiyah more

Ayuso Storms to Special Victory in Romandie

• First World Tour win and leaders’ jersey for Spanish talent   28th April 2023:  Juan Ayuso returned to racing and did it in the best way possible, winning the third stage of the Tour de Romandie and his first World Tour stage with a perfect time trial performance.   The stage saw riders individually race against the clock along 18.7km with the start and finish in Châtel-Saint-Denis.   UAE Team Emirates was a major protagonist on the stage with several riders occupying the top positions both in the first intermediate and in the final top 10. Mikkel Bjerg finished today’s race in seventh position and Adam Yates in third.   Following the advice of his teammates who had faced the time trial before him, Juan Ayuso passed the first intermediate with the third-best time, more

Ayuso makes Big Strides with Podium at Romandie

• Spaniard 2nd, moves into white jersey •   28th April 2023:  Young Spanish talent Juan Ayuso continued to show promising signs on his return from injury with an impressive 2nd place on stage 2 of Tour de Romandie from Morteau to La Chaux-de-Fonds (162.7km).   British rider Ethan Hayter (Ineos-Grenadiers) took the win and moves into the race lead.   Ayuso now sits 4th overall at just 11’’ behind Hayter ahead of the individual time-trial tomorrow Chatel Saint Denis (18.7km).   UAE Team Emirates takes the lead in the teams classification with Adam Yates at +24’’ with summit finish on stage 4 earmarked for his climbing talents.   Ayuso : “I did my best and I tried to get the win but I couldn’t claw Hayter back in the sprint. The team more

BRX Denied Stage Win as Al Attiyah Extends Lead in Mexico

Electrical issue halts Chicherit charge as Prodrive Hunters show their pace in Sonora Rally  28th April, 2023: With the World Rally-Raid Championship lead set to change hands, Bahrain Raid Xtreme were denied a comeback stage victory in Mexico as Nasser Al Attiyah extended his lead in the Sonora Rally. Following Sebastien Loeb’s withdrawal 24 hours earlier in his BRX Prodrive Hunter, fellow Frenchmen Guerlain Chicherit and Alex Winocq were heading for an impressive win on the rally’s penultimate stage before being halted by an electrical problem. There was no stopping Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea in another of the Prodrive Hunters, however, as the WRRC debutants recorded an impressive third fastest time on the day to take fifth place overall, despite a three-minute time penalty. Making it a good more

Dubai based 13-year-old Autistic Boy breaks World Record

Record holder, Amit Ramkumar possesses a rare Savant ability of extraordinary memory   28 April 2023; Dubai, UAE: Indian national, Amit Ramkumar, a 13 years old autistic boy studying in grade eight broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ® for the LARGEST MAGNET NUMBER, by forming a 2D image of the number '44' using 44,000 magnets.   His father Ramkumar Sarangapani, who currently has 18 Guinness World Records to his credits, said "The number 44 has a huge significance since as per the latest statistics from the USA, one in every 44  children being born is diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), which was 1 in 150 in the year 2000. This is a staggering increase of 340%. By creating this world record my son is only trying to bring people’s attention to this fact and create widespread awareness. As more

M&C Saatchi Group & Saatchi Gallery Invite Middle East Artists to Participate in Global Competition ‘Art for Change Prize'

• M&C Saatchi Group & Saatchi Gallery Art for Change Prize call for entries opens 26 April 2023 with a total prize fund of £20,000 to be won, split between six regional winners, and the opportunity to exhibit at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery • For the second edition emerging artists are invited to create new stories of a liveable future in response to the theme, ‘Regeneration’  • Emirati Conceptual Artist, Zeinab Alhashemi, is one of the guest judges • The prize supports M&C Saatchi Group’s mission to deliver meaningful change in partnership with Saatchi Gallery, conveying that there’s no art on a dead planet   (Dubai, UAE, 28 April 2023) – Today, global creative solutions company, M&C Saatchi Group and London’s iconic Saatchi more

BRX Forced to Withdraw in Mexico as Loeb Runs Out of Luck

Hidden dip catches out Bahrain Raid Xtreme crew while leading  27th April, 2023: World Rally-Raid Championship leader Sébastien Loeb has been forced to withdraw from the Sonora Rally in Mexico after an accident which resulted in an injury to his Bahrain Raid Xtreme co-driver, Fabian Lurquin. Setting off first on the third stage, Loeb and Lurquin in the BRX Prodrive Hunter arrived at speed into a blind corner with a big drop into a dry river on the outside. With no chance of slowing down in time, the car went in hard and tipped onto its side. Lurquin was taken to the local hospital by the event’s medical crews for check-ups, and X Rays eventually revealed a very slight fracture to his right shoulder, meaning he was unable to continue. It was a big disappointment for the BRX crew following their emphatic stage more

AI Killed the Radio Star, not really! 102.4 mirchi Introduces a Major Technological breakthrough in Radio

UAE adds yet another feather to its cap as 102.4 Mirchi launches a one of its kind innovations in commercial radio, a first in the world. On 27th April, 102.4 Mirchi, in the UAE is all set to change the way we listen to radio.  Taking a step ahead and moving with time, 102.4 Mirchi introduces the world’s first AI presenter on a commercial radio station. The radio presenter named AIRAH (Artificial Intelligence Radio Host) is slated for 10am-1pm on a show named Mirchi on AI. The show will be a fun show covering all things technology and social media. What can you expect out of AI?  AIRAH is based on voice cloning technology powered by Deepsync Technologies and follows a text-to-speech format. The voice used for cloning is that of the popular  RJ Sanchari. AIRAH will be on air and be found on social media on more

Formula E Rookies Prove Next Generation Is Ready for Gen3 Racing

• Twenty-three world class drivers with no Formula E racing experience take the chance to test their capabilities in the GEN3 – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built • Felipe Drugovich (Maserati MSG Racing) sets the fastest overall lap of the Berlin Rookie Test at 1.05.509, only 0.208 behind the quickest time in practice at the SABIC Berlin E-Prix weekend set in the same car by Maximilian Günther • Sheldon van der Linde (Jaguar TCS Racing) tops the morning session with a 1.05.814 lap   April 26, 2023: FIA Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich set the fastest time in the Berlin Rookie Test, just two tenths of a second off the best time set in practice by Maximilian Günther at the 2023 SABIC Berlin E-Prix double-header race weekend - in the same more

Loeb Passes Tough Test as Al Attiyah takes Early Lead in Mexico

Championship leader gives Bahrain Raid Xtreme stage podium finish to protect title race advantage 25th April, 2023: World Rally Raid Championship leader Sébastien Loeb passed a difficult test to give Bahrain Raid Xtreme a stage podium finish as Nasser Al Attiyah took the early lead in the Sonora Rally in Mexico. Battling against the odds after opening the road on the 170km first stage, Loeb and Fabian Lurquin in the BRX Prodrive Hunter set the third fastest time and grabbed valuable championship points in the process to protect their overall advantage. Trailing the nine time World Rally Champion by 16 points at the start in Hermosillo, Al Attiyah took the stage to lead by 27 seconds overall from Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al Rajhi in another Toyota. Guerlain Chicherit and Alex Winocq produced a brilliant run in their more

Torrente Aims to maintain Winning Habit in China

Team Abu Dhabi’s three-time world champion says Al Qemzi has ability to win as he climbs into F1H2O seat   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25th April, 2023: Shaun Torrente aims to keep up his winning habit in China at the weekend to get back on track for a fourth UIM F1H2O World Championship title with Team Abu Dhabi.   The defending champion won in China in 2018 and 2019 en route way to his first two F1H2O world crowns, and he approaches Sunday’s Grand Prix of Zhengzhou determined to erase memories of his first round disappointment in Indonesia.   Torrente was first to the finish in the opening Grand Prix of the season, only be penalised for a jump start, handing a first career victory to Polish driver Bartek Marszalek.   “Indonesia definitely didn’t finish the way I wanted,” more

Formula E'S Global Epsorts Sim Competition is Back with New Influencer-Led Spinoff Series

• World’s leading sim racing esports competitors set to do battle as Formula E’s Accelerate Championships return for third year • Competition started at ABB FIA Formula E World Championship races in Berlin and will continue in Rome  • In-person live final will be part of the 2023 Hankook London E-Prix race weekend on Saturday 29 July with a €40,000 prize pool • All-new spinoff Accelerate AMPED will feature 11 world-renowned gaming influencers in a creative, entertainment-led series   25, April 2023: Formula E today announced the return of elite international sim racing esports competition, the Accelerate Championship. The first round took place ahead of the 2023 SABIC Berlin E-Prix races in Germany last weekend (22 and 23 April). Now in its third season, Accelerate brings more

#BookTok Community Celebrates World Book Day across MENA Region

Dubai, UAE; 24 April 2023 - TikTok's #BookTok community is the ideal destination to mark World Book Day this year with an ever-growing array of content including fun activities, reading challenges, quick reviews and recommendations, and book swap ideas. The increasingly popular #BookTook celebrates the joy of books and inspires users to develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime.   With more than 80 billion views to date globally, #BookTok is one of TikTok’s most active communities, connecting creators and book lovers who share a passion for reading across diverse genres ranging from sci-fi, mystery, and romance to self-help, spirituality, cooking and much more. Whether a casual reader or an avid bookworm, every type of reader can find their unique community to engage with on #BookTok, and that is evident more

Nick Cassidy Powers through the Pack to Win Second Race in 2023 Sabic Berlin E-Prix Double-Header

• Envision Racing’s Nick Cassidy wins second race of the 2023 SABIC Berlin E-Prix doubleheader delivering an energy management masterclass in a race with 172 overtakes • Jake Dennis takes second while Jean-Éric Verge completes the podium, moving up into third in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship drivers’ standings   24, April 2023: Envision Racing's Nick Cassidy went on to seal the race win in the 2023 SABIC Berlin E-Prix Round 8 as he shot from eighth position to the top step of the podium after a nail-biting wheel-to-wheel race on Sunday. The unique Berlin Tempelhof Circuit produced a second intensely tactical race, brimming with overtakes - 172 in total, making for 362 over the weekend - and featuring another strategic masterclass from the race winner. Starting eighth, Cassidy more

Distinctive Participation of 600 Players in Dubai Grassroots Football Festival – U 8

Dubai Grassroots Football Festival – U 8 was successfully concluded with distinctive participation of more than 600 promising players of various ages & multi-nationalities from Dubai’s four clubs.     The Festival was organized by Dubai Clubs’ Football Companies in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC), and it was held as part of fruitful programs aiming to attract sports talents & to enhance technical levels of grassroots & juniors, based on the best international practices to boost football grassroots.    Dubai Grassroots Football Festival – U 8 was held in four stages at Dubai clubs (Al-Nasr, Al-Wasl, Shabab Al-Ahli & Hatta), whereby players participated in various sports, entertaining & cultural activities. In this regard, participating teams were more

Loeb Aims to Extend Winning Record in Mexico to Boost BRX World Title Bid

Frenchman set for another tense battle as Bahrain Raid Xtreme aim to protect championship lead over Al Attiyah 24, April 2023: Sébastien Loeb will be aiming to build on a brilliant winning record in Mexico as he looks to protect the lead held by Bahrain Raid Xtreme in the World Rally Raid Championship this week. Loeb, partnered by Fabian Lurquin in the BRX Prodrive Hunter, holds a 16-point advantage over arch rival Nasser Al Attiyah heading into the Sonora Rally, which gets under way with a Prologue in Hermosillo tomorrow (Sunday). The Frenchman has won nine of the 19 stages run so far in the first two rounds of the WRRC series, the Dakar Rally and the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, and is relishing his return to action in Mexico where he previously won six times on his way to nine World Rally Championship titles. “Of more

Celebrating 100 Years of Herman Miller

Herman Miller unveils a specially curated exhibit and limited-edition poster reprint celebrating its rich graphic design history in its Milan showroom in the Brera Design District during Salone del Mobile  UAE, 19th April, 2023: To launch the celebration of the 100th anniversary of its brand name, Herman Miller has taken a deep dive into its rich archive of graphic design to bring its story of design authorship and cultural influence to life. Throughout its history, Herman Miller has worked with many graphic designers and artists who came to define the look and feel of their respective eras. This visual journey—which begins in Milan and will travel to Chicago for MillerKnoll Design Days in June—celebrates their work, and the boldness, rigor, and joy innate to the brand. Starting in the early modern era with the more

Remarkable Conclusion for “Hatta Ramadan Championship”

“Hatta Ramadan Championship”, the biggest sports event of its kind in Hatta, was successfully organized from 24th March to 14th April 2023 in Hatta with participation of huge numbers of athletes of various ages & multi-nationalities. The Championship was held during the Holy Month of Ramadan, and it was organized by the Team Games Co. in Hatta Sports Club with the support of Dubai Sports Council (DSC). Participants in the Championship competed in three competitions; these were: futsal, volleyball & running.   The Championship’s winners were honored by Mr. Haji Hassan, Head of the Organizing Committee / Mr. Saif Al-Shaafar from Al-Shaafar Investment / Mr. Ahmed Al-Bidwawi from Hatta Kayak / Mr. Rashid Mohammed Abdulla from DSC / Hatta Police Center’s Representative. more

Fisher Black takes First Pro Win in Sicilia

• UAE Team Emirates dominate stage 1 on way to 18th season triumph •   12th April 2022:  Finn Fisher Black put in a mighty show of strength to seize victory on stage 1 of the Giro di Sicilia in Italy today. The Kiwi youngster set an infernal pace on the uphill climb to the finish from Marsala to Agrigento (159km), taking the front at -2km to go and riding away from the depleted bunch behind.   The team was initially working for Diego Ulissi on the stage, though a clever move from the Italian allowed Fisher-Black to slip away and forced the rivals to chase. Fisher-Black quickly opened a gap which was never bridged and sailed away to claim his first ever professional victory.   The strength of the squad was on full display with Ulissi taking 3rd behind and George Bennett taking 9th place, more

Dubai Police General Command Team Win NAS Wheelchair Basketball Championship, Emperor Finish Third at Volleyball Tournament

DUBAI: The Dubai Police General Command team defeated Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services 54-36 in the final to win the Wheelchair Basketball Championship at the 10th NAS Sports Tournament in Dubai on Saturday. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Riding on a superb performance by former Egyptian national team player Ashraf Abuzed, the Dubai Police General Command team led for the majority of the game and never trailed in the second half. Later, they wrapped up the match without much fuss. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Welcomes the Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Executive Director of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

Dubai, UAE; 10 April 2023:  Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) welcomed Prof. Ahmed Zayed, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) of Egypt and Dr. Rima Mismar, Executive Director of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC). The visit aimed to learn about the Library’s leading experience and smart services, explore prospects of future cooperation in related fields, and exchange expertise in the public library sector. H.E. Mohammad Ahmad Al Murr, Chairman of the MBRL Foundation, greeted the visiting delegation, pointing out the importance of expanding international strategic partnerships and exchanging expertise in the cultural and knowledge sectors. Moreover, H.E. Al Murr stressed the importance of preserving the cultural heritage through the establishment of various museums, along with strengthening the cultural more

Exciting Clashes on the Cards at NAS Volleyball Championship Semi-finals; Egypt March ahead in Padel Competition

DUBAI: The semi-finals of the Volleyball Championship at the 10th Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament will take place on Saturday following another round of exciting clashes on the courts.   Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. In the final round match of Group B, Al Habtoor Motors defeated Al Khalidiya 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-14) in more than an hour. Al Habtoor Motors dominated the proceedings from the beginning and maintained their upper hand throughout the match. Al Khalidiya showed some signs of making a comeback, but they soon faded. In another more

Mamadou Sakho wins “Sports Footprint award”

• The star is proud of the values of giving that he shares with Dubai.    • Dubai Sports Council congratulated Sakho and his "Emsak" initiative, urging players in the country to follow the path of giving and helping those in need.    Dubai :07 April 2023:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, chairman of the executive council of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Corporation, honored the French international soccer star, Mamadou Sakho, founder of the “Amsak Donation” charity initiative, with the “Sports Footprint” award, in recognition of his efforts in supporting the needy and constructing stadiums in Africa, as well as supporting charitable more

Stage Set for NAS Running Challenge; UAE Extend Winning Run at NAS International Padel Championship

More than 3,000 runners will participate in the NAS Running Challenge at the 10th edition of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Witnessing a 30 percent increase in the number of participants compared to past editions, the NAS Running Challenge will feature 10km Open Men, 10km Open Women, 10km UAE Nationals, 5km Open Men, 5km Open Women, 5km UAE National Men, 5km UAE National Women and 4km race for young age groups. Major General Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Al-Murr, President of the UAE Athletics Federation, expressed more

UAE National Team Make Winning Start at NAS International Padel Championship; Al Habtoor Motors Cruise to Victory

DUBAI: The UAE national team started their campaign in style with a 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia as the inaugural edition of the NAS International Padel Championship made a perfect start at the 10th NAS Sports Tournament in Dubai on Tuesday. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Abdullah Abdulaziz and Faris Al Janahi put the hosts ahead after edging past their rivals in the hard-fought first set, 7-5, 7-5. In the second set too, the UAE team were stretched to their limits, but the latter won the set 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 with Salem Al-Houli and Hamad Al-Janahi more

Dubai Culture Promotes the Music Sector to Enhance Dubai's Attractiveness

• Hala Badri: The industry highlights Dubai's cultural diversity and supports its cultural and creative industries • Rasha Khalifa Al Mubarak: This initiative will not only protect and compensate music creators, but it will launch and elevate careers for a community filled with so much potential   Dubai, UAE, 5 April 2023:  Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Music Nation Copyrights Management and DGMC Production, with the aim of supporting Dubai’s music sector and raising it to international levels. This aids the authority's efforts to preserve the emirate's position and global leadership, and to contribute to the development of local musical and creative competencies.   Dubai Culture will work with these Dubai-based more

Sheikh Saeed Welcomes Participating Teams for the NAS International Padel Championship; Emperor enter Volleyball Championship Quarters

DUBAI: Giving another boost to the game, the inaugural edition of the NAS International Padel Championship kicked off at the Nad Al Sheba complex. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Padel Association and Honorary President of the Arab Padel Federation, welcomed the participating team competing in the first edition of the Nad Al Sheba International Padel Championship. Eight teams, including hosts UAE, Egypt, Qatar, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia, are in the fray. Sheikh more

Sheikh Saeed Crowns Winners of FIP Gold; Exciting dues Continues at NAS Volleyball Championship

DUBAI: Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Padel Association, crowned Benjamin Tison and Victor Mena as the winners of the first International Padel Federation (FIP) Gold Category event of the season held as part of the 10th Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Tison and Mena won the title after beating Ruben Rivera and Andrea Mercadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the thrilling final on Sunday. The ‘Uncle Saeed’ team, consisting of Sheikh Saeed and Arsham Morad, failed to reach the semi-finals more

Majestic Pogačar Conquers Ronde van Vlaanderen

• Impressive winning move by UAE Team Emirates’ rider on Oude Kwaremont •     3rd April 2023:  An attack on the last lap of the Oude Kwaremont, at 20 km to the end of the Ronde van Vlaanderen 2023, strengthened the tale of Tadej Pogačar as one of the top stars of cycling.   UAE Team Emirates’ rider conquered the victory that he missed out on last year on the final straight of the race, adding another monument Classic to those already won: Liege-Bastogne-Liege and two editions of Il Lombardia.   Pogačar preceded Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) with an advantage of 16”.   The race was demanding also because of some crashes that occurred in the early and central part of the course: unfortunately, Tim Wellens was one of the victims, more

Gedraityte Wins Women's Open Title as Dubai Police Riders dominate NAS Cycling Championship

DUBAI: The Dubai Police riders delivered dazzling performances in the different categories of the NAS Cycling Championship in Dubai on Friday. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. The tournament carries a total prize purse of Dhs4 million. Dhs3 million will be disbursed among the winners of eight sports events at NAS. A total of Dhs1 million worth of prizes will be distributed among the audience. The second day of the NAS Cycling Championship was graced by Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of the Organizing more

MINA Cup to Kick Off on Saturday 1st April with Distinctive Participation of 32 Teams

The MINA Football Cup for Youth, which is hosted in the Emirate of Dubai for the second successive year, kick off Saturday 1st April 2023 with participation of 32 teams, among which are 15 international teams from the various continents of the world; top of these are: the England's Crystal Palace & Southampton, Yokohama of Japan, AYSO United & New York Red Bulls from America, along with academies of the two stars; Robbie Fowler and Lukas Poldolski of Poland. 24  matches take place as part of the various age groups of the Tournament. In U 18 category, Dubai City to play vs. Fowler 1 at 04:55 pm, while Fowler 2 play vs. Alliance counterpart at 06:45 pm.   In U 16 category, the City Team compete vs. AYSO United of America at 04:55 pm / Lee Man vs. Southampton of England at 06:45 pm.    In U 14 more

Tunisian Rider Ali Wins Men's Open Title at NAS Cycling Championship'

DUBAI: Tunisian rider Nousri Ali took the Men’s Open crown at the 77km Nad Al Sheba Cycling Championship on Thursday night. The cycling championship is one of the highlights of the 10th NAS Sports Tournament. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Organizing Committee, flagged off the race in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Vice Chairman of the organizing committee, and other more

Three Emirati Snowsport Athletes to attend FIS Development Programme in Laax, Switzerland

• Abdulla Al Rasheed, Meera Al Marri, and Amenah Al Muhairi become the first Emirati national athletes to ski in Laax Snow Park • The three snowsport athletes have been training at Ski Dubai’s Ski Academy Head Coach, Freestyle, James Machon   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March 2023: Ski Dubai is excited to announce that three Emirati snowsport athletes who train at its Ski Academy will be attending the prestigious FIS Development Programme: Park & Pipe Free Ski & Snowboard Training Camp in Laax Snow Park, Switzerland (02- 07 April). Together with Ski Dubai’s Ski Academy Head Coach, Freestyle, James Machon, the young skiers will join 14 other athletes and 10 coaches from 10 nations at the prestigious camp, which is aimed at emerging talent, to learn new skills and train more

ENOC wins Title of the Cricket Competition of the 4th Labor Sports Tournament

Dubai - United Arab Emirates:  ENOC Team has won the title of the cricket competition of the 4th Labor Sports Tournament, which was held with remarkable participation of 20 thousand laborers from different companies working in the Emirate of Dubai. The Labor Sports Tournament, the biggest of its kind, was organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai, Dubai Police & the Positive Soul Initiative, under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.  Participants in the Labor Sports Tournament competed in 11 sports competitions; as follows: kabaddi, football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, arm wrestling, yoga, tug of war, cricket, road race & swimming.    The cricket competition took place at the laborers accommodation’s more

Sheikh Saeed and Moradi Reach Quarter-Finals of Padel Competition at NAS Sports Tournament

Dubai - United Arab Emirates:   Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Padel Association, and Arsham Moradi reached the quarter-finals of the padel competition at the 10 NAS Sports Tournament on Sunday. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Competing in the UAEPA 10 category, Sheikh Saeed and Moradi defeated Rashid Al Rais and Omar Issa 7-5, 6-1. Jonathan Green and Colin Marshall moved ahead with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Nasr Al Ketbi and Mubarak Al Ketbi. Nicola Sciascia and Biel Ballester reached the quarters more

Jaguar TCS Racing Samba to Victory and a Podium Clean Sweep for Jaguar in SÃO Paulo's Sambadrome

• Mitch Evans and Sam Bird secured victory and a sensational double podium result in inaugural São Paulo E-Prix • A prowl of Jaguar-powered cars dominated the podium with Envision’s Nick Cassidy completing the Top 3 • Sam Bird secured the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap to showcase the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 • Victory in front of 23,000 Brazilian fans filled the Sambadrome with electrifying atmosphere • Jaguar leap to third in the teams’ standings with a 41-point haul   27 March 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Mitch Evans powered to his first victory of the season at the inaugural São Paulo E-Prix.  The Kiwi was joined on the podium in third by teammate Sam Bird after dominating on the fast Sambadrome track. The double podium has catapulted Jaguar TCS Racing more

Jaguar Roar Back to Dominate the Podium in First Formula E Race in Brazil – 2023 Julius Baer SÃO Paulo E-Prix Report

• Mitch Evans claims first win of the season for Jaguar TCS Racing in first-ever ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race in Brazil • Sam Bird joins teammate Evans on the podium with third place in 2023 Julius Baer São Paulo E-Prix • Envision Racing’s Nick Cassidy claims second place putting a prowl of Jaguar powertrains on the podium    Riyadh, Dubai, and São Paulo. Sun. 26 Mar. 2023 – Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) led home a one-two-three for the Jaguar powertrain, with Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) and Sam Bird (Jaguar TCS Racing) crossing the line together. The trio finished just half a second apart to close out an enthralling inaugural Julius Baer São Paulo E-Prix in front of more than 23,000 passionate motorsport fans.   It was a flat out push to the more

Rodriguez and Nochese Advance as Exciting Padel Duels continue at 10th NAS Sports Tournament

Roberto Rodriguez and Martin Nochese defeated Jonathan Green and Colin Marshall, while Javier Garcia Lopez and Sergio Icardo Alcorisa got the walkover to reach quarter-finals of the 100-point classification category of the Padel Championship at the 10th edition of the NAS Sports Tournament on Saturday. Held under the theme ‘Limitless Abilities’ and organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the NAS Sports Tournament is the biggest event of its kind in terms of participation and prize money, and has been held every year in the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013 at the iconic Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Padel Association, graced the tournament and watched the matches. Lopez and Alcorisa advanced following the withdrawal of duo Hamad Al Janahi and Mhar more

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