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Cherish & Enjoy a Long Celebration on the Occasion of 50th UAE National Day with IMG Worlds

Starting from 1st December to 4th December 2021 Dubai- November 25, 2021:  The largest indoor theme park in Dubai, IMG Worlds of Adventure, will celebrate the UAE National Day from 1st to 4th December 2021. The largest indoor theme park in Dubai, IMG Worlds of Adventure, will celebrate UAE National Day from 1st to 4th December 2021. Gratitude and success to our nation's great achievements of solidarity and gratitude are much appreciated. To mark the UAE's 50th Golden Jubilee celebration, IMG has planned spectacular performances and traditional activities. IMG Worlds of Adventure with its amazing mix of thrill and chill rides, live entertainment, extensive dining options, exclusive retail offerings and play areas, ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy.  As part of the National Day ......read more

Cisco and Expo 2020 Dubai Call on UAE's University Students to Shape the Future via Sustainability Challenge

Winners will have their ideas shared with the world at Expo 2020 and receive a six month mentorship program with technology experts at Cisco   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 November 2021: At Expo 2020 Dubai, Cisco announced the launch of a UAE-wide competition for university students. ‘Power the Future: The Cisco Sustainability Challenge’ invites young entrepreneurs and environmental advocates to share how technology can accelerate the sustainability agenda and measure its impact.   In close alignment with the UAE’s vision to build an innovative, sustainable and green future, Cisco is encouraging students to provide insights into the biggest challenges facing the region. Each participant must identify a challenge, design a solution which leverages technology, and highlight clear impact ......read more

International Chess Federation Chief Visits Dubai Sports Council, Keen to Enhance Cooperation

Dubai  - November 25, 2021:  His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received Arkady Dvorkovich, president of International Chess Federation, at the Council’s headquarters and the two sides discussed ways of strengthening their relationship and enhancing bonds. HE Saeed Hareb received the delegation in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC, and the two sides also discussed different projects and initiatives for the development of chess in the region. Welcoming the FIDE President to the Council, HE Saeed Hareb explained to him about the work and different initiatives of the Council, as well as the annual sports calendar, which includes more than 400 events. He also stressed on the generous support of the country’s wise leadership for sports, ......read more

Ahmed Mater to Inaugurate Lakum Artspace with Prognosis:1979-2019

MATER’S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION IN RIYADH EXPLORES THE KINGDOM’S CULTURE AND GEOGRAPHY OVER FORTY YEARS EXHIBITION KICK’S OFF LAKUM’S DECEMBER 8 LAUNCH AND HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MISK ART WEEK AND AD-DIRIYAH BIENNALE   November 24, 2021:   Lakum Artspace, the multi-functional contemporary ‘art space for all’ inaugurates its exhibition program with the first ever solo show by physician turned artist, Ahmed Mater. The exhibition draws its inspiration from Mater’s forthcoming artist book, which explores his personal biography alongside historical events that occurred in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the greater Middle East, spanning 40 years. Prognosis:1979-2019 will open on December 8, and be on for two months, featuring the global launch of the book.   The ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Target Three World Titles in Dramatic Climax to Season

Thani Al Qemzi aims for first F1H2O crown as multiple world champions chase glory in Portugal and UAE   Abu Dhabi, 23rd November, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi are targeting three world powerboat racing titles in a frenetic spell of seven Grand Prix races across 16 days starting in Portugal at the weekend.   The dramatic conclusion to a shortened 2021 season first sees Thani Al Qemzi and Shaun Torrente heading into a double-header to decide the 2021 UIM F1H2O World Championship in the Portuguese resort of Figueira da Foz.   With Al Qemzi leading the standings from team-mate and defending champion Torrente, Team Abu Dhabi are targeting a fourth consecutive world team title and a third drivers’ triumph in a row.   Immediately following Sunday’s second of the two races in the space ......read more

Two-Time Champion Andy Murray Completes Star Line-up for Return of Mubadala World Tennis Championship as Draw Revealed

• Intriguing line-up of matches for three-day festival unveiled   • Debutants Casper Ruud and Denis Shapovalov to open Championship, followed by Murray against Dominic Thiem on 16 December   • US Open champion and Olympic gold medal winner Belinda Bencic also go head-to-head on Day 1   • Top seeds Rafael Nadal and Andrey Rublev enter Championship on 17 December   • Soak up festival atmosphere over three days and enjoy exciting activations in Tennis Village   • Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE   Tuesday, 23 November 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi is ready to make way for the best in tennis after two-time champion Andy Murray was confirmed as the eighth and final star player for the 13th Mubadala ......read more

Step Up at Global Village to Win a Fun-Packed Adventure at Carnaval

Dubai, UAE - 23 November 2021:  Are you ready to take Ozka, the fun-loving Quokka’s, Step Up challenge and count your steps while walking around Global Village? It’s a win-win situation – guests get to take part in the 30x30 Dubai Fitness Challenge and also a chance to win big at Global Village by just doing what Ozka loves to do - counting their steps! The first 1,000 guests who complete 26,000 steps, in one evening before midnight within the park between November 23 and 30, will receive an all-day access pass for unlimited rides at Carnaval.  To be eligible to participate, the guests must be registered on the Global Village app and logged in to use the newly added step counter. Jaki Ellenby, Executive Director of Marketing and Events at Global Village said: “We are excited to be part of ......read more

Collin Morikawa makes History with Double Triumph at DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

• The 24-year-old Open Champion wins the tournament by three shots and becomes the first American to win the Race to Dubai crown. • England’s Matt Fitzpatrick and Sweden’s Alexander Bjork in tied-second while overnight leader Rory McIlroy finishes joint sixth. • More than 65,000 people flocked to Jumeirah Golf Estates over the four days to watch the world’s best stars and enjoy a wide range of entertainment   Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2021: Collin Morikawa produced a bogey-free final round to win the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai by three shots on a day in which he also made history by becoming the first American to clinch the Race to Dubai crown. In the European Tour’s season-ending Rolex Series event at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Morikawa, who started the day three-shots ......read more

SEF Returns Tomorrow (Monday) with 27 ‘Conversations of Change' from 55 Eminent Speakers

• Louis Howes, Michael Smith, Omar Nour, Omar Samra, Tahmima Anam, Aida Muluneh and Anas Bukhash among the prominent guests at the festival • Highlights include 6 keynote speeches, 12 discussion sessions and 9 training workshops Sharjah. November 20, 2021:  The fifth edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF), one of the largest events for entrepreneurs in the region, organised by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa), will kick off tomorrow (Monday), at Expo Centre Sharjah under the slogan #WhereStarsCollide. With the participation of 55 speakers, including influential regional and global entrepreneurs, industry titans, and young creatives from social, cultural and sports sectors, and more, the two-day festival will discuss ways to make a meaningful impact and promote positive change in ......read more

Down To Earth, Dubai's Annual Festival Celebrating all things Eco-Friendly and Green returns to Jameel Arts Centre

November 18, 2021: In a celebration of all things green, eco-friendly and sustainable, the annual ‘Down To Earth’ festival returns to Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai's contemporary art museum, for an extended full weekend programme on November 26 and 27, offering a range of entertaining activities for all ages. The festival is presented with long term Community Partner, Dubai Holding and Sustainability Partners: Bee’ah and Hawa Water.  Free and open to the public, the festival includes workshops, demonstrations and information stalls for children, teens and adults covering topics such as seed-sowing, composting, mini garden arranging, upcycling crafts and living sustainably. Spearheaded by the Assembly, a pop-up barter shop called Faire Trade invites visitors to bring their pre-loved items and trade them ......read more

Records to Bounce, Flip and Soar for Guinness World Records Day 2021

Records up for grabs globally include:   • Pan Arab: Most single leg backward somersaults in 30 seconds - 12   • UK: Farthest backflip between two horizontal bars - 6 metres    • USA: Most double 'around the world' ball control tricks in one minute – 24 & Most sit-down football crossovers in 30 seconds (female) – 62   • CHINA: Fastest time to pull a car 50 metres walking on hands - 1 minute 13.27 seconds   • JAPAN: Most BMX time machines in 30 seconds...45     18, November 2021 - Guinness World Records today celebrates the eighteenth annual GWR Day. Celebrating the theme of Super Skills, record-breaking hopefuls from across the globe have put on a jaw-dropping display of dedication, persistence and ......read more

World's Fastest Man of 2021 to Participate at the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

• Titus Ekiru, world’s fastest man of 2021 in the marathon category, to participate on 26 November • With over 10,000 participants registered, runners are encouraged to register now to secure their spot at the start line   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 18th November 2021: Race organiser, Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), and race title sponsor, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), today announced the addition of another top athlete to the elite category to join the exceptional line-up of world-class athletes in the third edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon.   With a personal best time of 2.02.57, Kenyan born Titus Ekiru, is currently ranked as the world’s 5th best in the men’s marathon history. His career highlights include 1st place in the 2021 Milano Marathon, 2019 ......read more

New Ninjamas Nighttime Bedwetting Underwear Helps Kids To Conquer The Night

November 17, 2021:  1 in 6 children* experience bedwetting and don’t know that nighttime underwear can have an immediate impact on their confidence and comfort.   While bedwetting is not always a medical concern and children normally grow out of it, it can contribute to feelings of embarrassment and stress for older children and their parents. It has been a difficult period for many children with homeschooling, lockdowns, and added anxiety in every household driven by COVID 19. While many parents think that bedwetting could indicate a regression in their children’s development as a result of their external environment, the reality is that bedwetting is more common than they think, and it is perfectly normal.   The NEW Ninjamas absorbent nighttime underwear is designed to help children conquer the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Launches Open Youth Basketball Championship

500 players and 35 teams from around UAE will take part in the tournament  DUBAI - November 16, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council and JAM Sports Academy have announced the launch of the Open Youth Basketball Championship, which will start later this month and continue until February 2022 with more than 500 players representing 35 teams taking part in the tournament, including an Emirati People of Determination team. Teams from four local clubs – Al Nasr, Shabab Al Ahli Dubai, Sharjah and Khor Fakkan – will be competing in the championship alongside teams from 11 academies from around the country. The draw for the tournament was held at Dubai Sports Council in the presence of Ali Omar, Director of Sports Development Department at Dubai Sports Council, former Lebanese NBA star Fadi El Khatib, who is an ......read more

Cartoon Network Middle East Collaborates with UNICEF Middle East & North Africa on Anti-Bullying Campaign CN Buddy Network

Dubai, UAE, 16 November 2021:  Cartoon Network Middle East has collaborated with UNICEF’s Regional Office in the Middle East and North Africa to produce and promote content to raise awareness on the topic of bullying; as part of Cartoon Network’s EMEA-wide anti-bullying initiative, CN Buddy Network. CN Buddy Network rolled out in the Middle East region in 2019, focusing on educating children and parents about the effects of bullying, both in the online and physical world. The initiative provides practical ways to counter bullying, emphasising the importance of friendship and kindness and encouraging children aged 5 to 12 to ‘Be a buddy, not a bully.’ Mohamed Sheiha, Head of Marketing, Digital & Communications, WarnerMedia MENAT, said: “No child should have to endure bullying. Cartoon ......read more

Ski Dubai to host FIS-accredited International Ski Competition for first time in association with Dubai Sports Council and UAE Winter Sports Federation

•             Athletes representing 20 countries will participate including the first ever Emiratis to compete at an international ski competition •           Competitors include athletes who have qualified for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympic Games  •           Hosting of competition is the result of UAE being ratified as an Associate Member of International Ski Federation (FIS) earlier this year Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 November 2021: Ski Dubai will host its first FIS-accredited international ski competitions in association with Dubai Sports Council and UAE Winter Sports Federation this week.  The UAE was ratified as an Associate Member of the International Ski Federation (FIS) at the International ......read more

QNET Hosts Manchester City Premier League Trophy and Carabao Cup display

November 14, 2021: The global e-commerce based direct selling company, QNET, hosted an event to display Manchester City’s Premier League trophy and Carabao Cup in the UAE for its partners. QNET said in a statement that the display of the both the trophies presented an opportunity for its partners and stakeholders for photo opportunities and interactions. QNET hosted the event as the Official Direct Selling Partner of Manchester City Football Club. “We have hosted the trophies in the UAE before as well ever since we signed up Man City in 2014. Each time Man City won the trophies we have held events to the benefit of our partners,” said Ms. Malou Caluza, the CEO of QNET. QNET in 2019 hosted a special event for a group of students from the Rashid Centre for People of Determination in Dubai to celebrate all the ......read more

UAE's National Gift to Pope Francis is Immortalised as an NFT for USD 150,000 and will be unveiled at Abu Dhabi Art

The collector will also receive a replica gift of the original carpet Zuleya by FBMI has partnered with MORROW collective, to bring the iconic Pontifex Carpet to life which will be displayed in a bespoke framed digital canvas    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 14th November 2021: Zuleya by FBMI (Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed initiative) has partnered with MORROW collective to immortalize the iconic Pontifex Carpet by turning it into an NFT (non-fungible token). The artwork will be displayed in an ornate gold frame on a 65-inch digital canvas and will be unveiled at Abu Dhabi Art on Monday 15th November, where it will be available to purchase for USD 150,000 and 80% of proceeds will go towards the Afghan weavers and their families. Woven by Afghan women from FBMI’s enterprise Zuleya, the Pontifex Carpet was ......read more

Rashid Is World Champion for Fourth Time

Team Abu Dhabi’s Ortendahl claim’s ladies parallel slalom title     14th November, 2021: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Mulla secured a fourth consecutive freestyle crown in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship today with yet another dominant display at the Grand Prix of Kuwait.   The Emirati’s latest triumph came after Abu Dhabi team-mate Emma-Nellie Ortendahl had won the ladies title in the Parallel Slalom World Championship staged under floodlights on Friday evening.   Extending a superb winning run stretching back four years, Al Mulla completed back-to-back victories in Kuwait for his 28 successive moto and 13th overall Grand Prix success in a row.   His dominance of the world freestyle series has not been seriously threatened since his first Grand Prix win ......read more

Rashid Wins Again to Go One Step From Fourth World Title

Team Abu Dhabi’s Ortendahl battles on with victory in Kuwait 13th November, 2021: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Mulla is on the verge of a fourth world aquabikes title while Emma-Nellie Ortendahl refuses to give up hope of matching him at the Grand Prix of Kuwait. Reigning freestyle champion Al Mulla followed up his pole position 24 hours earlier by winning moto 1 today in the final round of the this year’s shortened UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship, Once again outshining his biggest rival, Italy’s Roberto Mariani, the Emirati will now look to secure another world crown tomorrow by stretching his brilliant winning sequence to 28 successive motos and 13 consecutive overall Grand Prix. Team-mate Ortendahl arrived in Kuwait needing to wipe out fellow-Swede Jonna Borgstrom’s 16-point lead to secure a ......read more

Dubai-Based International Supermodel Elvira Jain featured on the Chopard Red Carpet Exclusive at Burj Al Arab

As Dubai reinforces its position as the fashion capital of the Arab World, such exclusive events in the city that are graced by the presence of the Dubai-based supermodel will make a big difference in the coming years   November 11, 2021: Dubai-based international supermodel Elvira Jain has added her flavour to a Chopard Red Carpet Exclusive event in Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai recently. She made a special appearance at the invitation of the famous Swiss luxury watch and jewellery brand Chopard at its private collection display. This marks the global recognition of Dubai as a fashion destination as well as the stature of Elvira Jain as the face of Dubai’s fashion industry in the global fashion world. She was the only celebrity invited by Chopard at the event. She works with the largest international fashion ......read more

Top Baristas and Artists Brew Their Way to Success at the UAE National Barista and Latte Art Championships – Brewing the Way to Success

The Speciality Food Festival 2021 hosts three days of intense Cup-to-Cup competition to select UAE represents at global championships.  Dubai, UAE – 10 November 2021: The Speciality Food Festival, the MENA region’s leading event for the gourmet & fine food industry, recognised the region’s top coffee talent at the UAE National Barista Championship and National Latte Art Championship. More than 20 baristas from across the UAE were put to the test in an intense live competition where they were challenged to create four espresso drinks, four milk drinks and a signature drink each for a by a panel of six judges.  Following a high-energy beverage battle, Michaela Anne Ruazol-Recera, owner and head Barista at Typica Café located in Jumeirah, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, claimed the National Barista ......read more

Dulquer Salmaan's ‘Kurup' to Premiere in Dubai

November 11, 2021:  The much-anticipated thriller and action adventure ‘Kurup’ is all set for a grand premiere at Reel Cinemas, Dubai Mall on the 11th of November. Phars Film, the largest film distribution and exhibition network in the Middle East will be releasing KURUP on 11th of November across Middle East in 5 Languages, which include Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu, Hindi & Kannada.   The evening event will be graced by Dulquer Salmaan, Sobhita Dhulipala and Srinath Rajendran.  ‘Kurup’, directed by Srinath Rajendran, is a tale based on the real-life fugitive Sukumara Kurup who eluded being caught by the police. Seasoned actors such as Indrajith Sukumaran, Sunny Wayne, Shine Tom Chacko, Sobhita Dhulipala and Maya Menon play supporting roles.    Today, the film’s ......read more

UAE Leads Ju-jitsu World Championship as UAE Falcons Capture 15 More Medals

• Heroic under-18 male and female athletes secure seven golds, four silver and four bronze at Jiu-Jitsu Arena • UAE’s young women athletes in fine form, claiming four golds, one silver and three bronze    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10th November 2021: The UAE national team’s Under-18 stars showed the future of the sport in the Emirates is in safe hands, taking 15 more medals to lead the Ju-Jitsu World Championship with 46 medals after an impressive display of technical ability on day three of Ju-Jitsu World Championship (JJWC) action at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sport City.   The UAE leads the medal table with 46 podium finishes, comprising 16 golds, 14 silvers, and 16 bronze medals. The UAE sits ahead of the RJF team’s 36 medals - including 14 gold 14 silver, and ......read more

Fugitive Kurup on Burj Khalifa

Trailer of the south Indian Malayalam film on Sukumara Kurup plays on the world’s tallest building Dubai, 08 November 2021: Phars Film, the largest film distribution and exhibition network in the Middle East will be releasing KURUP on 11th of November across Middle East in 5 Languages Malayalam, Tamil Telegu, Hindi & Kannada. Wayfarer Films and M Star Entertainments are leaving no stone unturned to promote their crime thriller based on a real-life story, Kurup.  On November 10, the film’s trailer on the fugitive who is still mysteriously absconding, Sukumara Kurup, will play on Burj Al Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. This is the first time a Malayalam movie from the South Indian state of Kerala is flashing on the glassy panels of Burj Khalifa. It is an ambitious and bold effort to communicate ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Stars Aim for Triple Success in Kuwait

Al Mulla looks to secure fourth world freestyle title as Al Tayer, Ortendahl seek big finish to world aquabikes season 8th November, 2021: Rashid Al Mulla is confident that he can clinch a fourth successive world aquabikes crown as Team Abu Dhabi look for a triple success at next weekends’ Grand Prix of Kuwait. The Emirati star goes into the final round of the this year’s shortened UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship aiming to clinch another freestyle title by extending his remarkable winning sequence of 12 consecutive Grand Prix victories and 26 moto wins. Team-mates Rashed Al Tayer and Emma-Nellie Ortendahl, meanwhile, both return to action aiming to finish the season with wins in Runabout GP1 and Ski Ladies GP1 respectively. Al Mulla was in dominant form at the opening world championship round, the Regione ......read more

Epic Start to Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge As Al Attiyah, Branch Set Early Pace

Cross country rallying at its best as 30th anniversary event sets out across Al Dhafrah dunes     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 08 Nov, 2021: Nasser Al Attyiyah made the perfect start today as he launched his pursuit of a third triumph in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, while Botswana’s Ross Branch set the pace in the bikes with a masterful ride through the Al Dhafrah dunes.   Partnered by Mathieu Baumel in a Toyota Hilux, Al Attiyah is trying to clinch the drivers’ title in the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies with one round to spare, and he made his intentions clear on a fascinating first leg.   The Qatari won the opening 262.02km stage by precisely 3 mins from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk in a Mini John Cooper Works Buggy.   Al ......read more

The World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi 2021 comes to a Successful Close

• From world-champions to community participants, the event saw over 2000 registrations for its sixth edition  • Communities from far and wide visited the Capital for action-packed day of races and events     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 November 2021: Yas Marina Circuit was buzzing with excitement, as aspiring triathletes, spectators and families gathered for the community events and races hosted by the World Triathlon Championships Series Abu Dhabi, presented by Daman. With community races for triathlon, duathlon, running, swimming and cycling race categories available for all ages and abilities, the last day of the World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi concluded the action-packed weekend. The entire event saw the registration of over 2,000 athletes over 2 days, with the elite racing on ......read more

World Triathlon Championships Series Abu Dhabi sees Stellar Performance from World's Best Triathlon Athletes

Presented by Daman, the event saw the participation of 56 in the Men’s elites from 23 countries, women’s elites saw 49 participation from 17 countries and para-triathlon saw the participation of 91 para-athletes from 26 countries Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06, November 2021: The World Triathlon Champion Series Abu Dhabi, presented by Daman, saw an action-filled first day as elite athletes raced on the tracks and waterways at the Yas Marina Circuit.  His Excellency Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council said: ““We are pleased to have witnessed the world’s best triathletes return to compete again on Abu Dhabi soil. The full stands of Yas Marina Circuit, reflects the success achieved by the wise leadership in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and providing a safe environment ......read more

‘The Wolf' of the Desert Reigns Supreme as World Number One Juan Lebron and Miguel Lamperti Seal Inaugural Dubai Padel Cup Victory

• Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, watches dramatic Cup finale • Sold-out crowd witnesses thrilling exhibition series finale at Jumeirah Emirates Towers • Star players hail Dubai’s padel obsession and tip emirate to propel the sport to new heights   Dubai, UAE – 6th November 2021: Spain’s Juan Lebron, the padel tennis world number one, and enigmatic playing partner Miguel Lamperti claimed a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) victory in the inaugural Dubai Padel Cup, after a dominant display of clinical accuracy, devasting power and nerveless poise saw off Argentine legend Fernando ‘Bela’ Belasteguin and Spain’s Arturo Coello.   Played on a purpose-built court at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the conclusion of the Dubai ......read more

Olympic and Paralympic Stars Land in Abu Dhabi for66 the World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi Presented by Daman

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 November 2021: The world’s best triathletes have arrived in Abu Dhabi ready for this weekend’s World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi presented by Daman. The showpiece event, organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and hosted at Yas Marina Circuit, welcomes 232 elite athletes competing across both the World Triathlon Championship Series elite men’s and women’s sprint races, and the World Triathlon Para Championships.  Hosted over two days of incredible action, spectators in the grandstands and sports fans around the world watching online and via the global TV broadcast can look forward to watching the elite action on Friday 5 November.  The following day, Saturday 6 November, over 1,700 amateur athletes will take to the waterways and tracks of Yas Marina Circuit in ......read more

Five-Time Mubadala World Tennis Championship Winner Nadal Returns to Abu Dhabi

MAKE WAY FOR THE DEFENDING CHAMP! 20-time Grand Slam champion to defend his title at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City Thursday, 4 November 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will return to Abu Dhabi at the 13th Mubadala World Tennis Championship this December, looking to defend his title and make it six victories at the Arabian Gulf’s leading professional tennis experience.  The joint record holder of most male Grand Slam titles has chosen Abu Dhabi to begin his 2022 campaign whilst making his 11th appearance at the Championship. Nadal’s confirmation means the eight-player line-up for the MWTC, which returns this year with full stadium capacity, now includes two of the world’s top ten and four of the world’s top 20 male players.  The World No. 5 Spanish ......read more

Dubai Culture Announces Participating Plays in Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2021

• Six plays selected to participate in the competition from a total 14 submissions. • Rich works catering to the happiness of theatre enthusiasts.   Dubai, UAE - 04 November 2021: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announced the programme of theatrical performances that have been selected to participate in the 12th edition of Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre held from 19 - 25 November at ‘The Theatre’ in Mall of the Emirates. The Authority invites everyone to participate in this annual youth festival by keeping up with and encouraging the performances.   Fatma Al Jallaf, Acting Director of the Performing Arts Department at Dubai Culture, affirmed that the committee entrusted to view, evaluate and select the performances, which included Dr Habib Ghuloom (President), artist ......read more

FilMe Announces Strategic Partnership with MX Player to Stream Video Content in the UAE

Dubai, November 03, 2021: Australia-based digital company, FilMe, which has an increasing video streaming footprint in the Middle East today announced a strategic partnership with India’s entertainment super app MX Player to enhance its content bouquet to the UAE audience. MX Player’s flagship content, Aashram (all seasons) go live today at FilMe retail points.  In a statement, FilMe said the content acquisition partnership with MX Player will pave the way for continuous streaming of big web series and movies exclusively to the UAE market. “It is a win-win alliance for both MX Player and FilMe as it will bring exclusive content to our UAE audience from one of the biggest video streaming and video-on-demand platform. We consider it as a milestone move for FilMe as we continue to secure an increasing share ......read more

Danube Group brings Bollywood, Pakistani and Arab Superstars at Filmfare Middle East Achievers Night

More than 100 celebrities joined the biggest entertainment extravaganza in the Middle East where some of the most famous Indian, Pakistani and Arab celebrities entertained more than 1,000 VIPs, guests and socialites in Dubai Date: Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2021 Bollywood’s most contemporary celebrities – Kajol, Vivek Oberoi, Shruti Haasan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nora Fatehi, Sunny Leone, Mohammed Ramadan, Urvashi Rautela, along with Bollywood veterans– Zeenat Aman, Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam Dhillion, Prem Chopra, Ranjeet, Gulshan Grover – along with more had teamed up with a strong line-up of Pakistani celebrities and Arab performers – that created the most memorable entertainment night akin to the regional version of the Oscars or the Cannes Film Festival – at the Filmfare Middle East Achievers Night ......read more

Saudi Star Al Rajhi, New World Champion Walkner Chase First Wins in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

EMSO announces international entry list with three FIA titles in the balance Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 November, 2021: Saudi Arabia’s top driver Yazeed Al Rajhi and new FIM world bikes champion Matthias Walkner have both set their sights on a maiden victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge when the event marks its 30th anniversary next week. Partnered by British co-driver Michael Orr in a Toyota Hilux Overdrive, Al Rajhi is aiming for a second triumph in the UAE this year after the pair combined to win the Dubai International Baja back in February.  Austrian KTM star Walkner, who secured this year’s FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship with second place in Morocco last month, hopes to go one better as the 2021 series reaches its conclusion in the UAE. The Emirates Motorsports Organization today announced the ......read more

Dominic Thiem to Mark His Return to the Court at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship

World No.12 and 2020 US Open champion making his third appearance at MWTC 13th edition of MWTC is back at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, in Abu Dhabi, from 16 - 18 December Tuesday, 2 November 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Dominic Thiem, the World No.12, is to make his return to competitive tennis at the 13th Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi in December. Flash Entertainment, owners of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, have pulled off another masterstroke by confirming Thiem for the 13th edition of the Arabian Gulf’s leading professional tennis experience as it makes a welcome return, with full stadium capacity, at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, in Abu Dhabi, from 16 -18 December. Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion, joins a star-studded player line-up, which ......read more

New ‘Artist's Rooms' Launches at Jameel Arts Centre featuring an Interactive, Sonic and Visual Installation by Samson Young

United Arab Emirates | November 2, 2021:   The new edition of Artist’s Rooms has launched at Jameel Arts Centre, featuring a site-specific installation by Samson Young. Reasonable Music is an interactive environment consisting of (text as) sound and (text as) image.  Drawn largely from the Art Jameel Collection, Artist’s Rooms is a series of solo exhibitions by influential, innovative artists, with a particular focus on practitioners from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These capsule shows are collaborative and curated in dialogue with the artist.  The components within Reasonable Music are derived from the processing of translating the Daoist text Daodejing. Insights from computational analysis on the text’s formal features are filtered through human intuition to generate a network of ......read more

Opposites United: Kia's Acclaimed Design Philosophy Inspires Iconic Art Sculptures

 ‘Opposites United’ – the daring and bold design language at the heart of Kia’s mobility drive – is applied to a series of stirring sculpture installations  New design direction is energized from the contrasts found in nature and humanity, creating a rich emotional sensibility and a serene harmony   Artwork references the five design pillars of ‘Opposites United’, which work together to combine contrasting shapes, compositions and colors   Three sculptures visualize the thought-provoking aesthetics of the EV6 battery electric crossover, K8 sports sedan and Sportage SUV     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 November 2021 – Kia Corporation’s revered new design philosophy – ‘Opposites United’ – has ......read more

Dubai takes Centrestage as 512 Bowlers from 46 Countries Sign up for IBF World Championships

The World Championships will take place at Dubai Bowling Centre from Nov 6-26 Dubai, UAE - November 01, 2021:   The top stars of international bowling will be Dubai this month as Dubai Bowling Centre hosts the International Bowling Federation’s World Championships from November 6 to 26. A total of 512 bowlers from 46 countries have signed up for the championships, with 247 of them competing in the elite Super World Championship (Nov 6-15), 217 in the Masters World Championship (Nov 18-26) for the 55 to 65 year olds, and 48 in the Para (wheelchair) World Championship (Nov 12-16), which is being organised for the first time. Details about the tournament were announced at Monday’s press conference in Dubai Sports Council where His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, HE ......read more

Kite Beach Dressed up to Celebrate 10th Year of Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup

Only victory will satisfy us, says Russia’s Kryshanov as he picks Iran as the World Champion’s “principal rival” Dubai – UAE:  Being organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the 10th edition of the Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai will kick off at Kite Beach on Tuesday with two continental champions, Portugal and Senegal, getting the proceedings started at 4pm. The hosts UAE will then take the pitch against Spain at 5:15pm before the reigning and three-time World champions Russia lock horns with Japan in a repeat of the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup final in Moscow, where the hosts prevailed 5-2 for their third World Cup crown. Iran will then bring curtains down on the opening day ......read more

Manchester City Fc to Host Live Screening of Manchester Derby in Abu Dhabi on Saturday

City Live! screening of the Manchester derby will take place Saturday 6th November at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi  Club Mascot, Moonbeam will be in attendance to make Abu Dhabi debut on Saturday  Supporters can see the English Premier League and Carabao Cup trophies up close at the event  UAE, 1st November 2021: Premier League champions, Manchester City FC will host a City Live! screening in Abu Dhabi for this weekend’s Manchester derby at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, the club have announced.  Beginning at 3.30pm on Saturday, fans will have the chance to meet City’s official mascot, Moonbeam on his Abu Dhabi debut as well as pose for photos with the English Premier League and Carabao Cup trophies from the club’s successes in the 2020/2021 season.   Running alongside the ......read more

Khabib ‘The Eagle' Nurmagomedov Swoops in to Offer Support to UAE Stars Ahead of Ju-jitsu World Championship

UFC legend tells UAE team: “Let’s go guys, I’m with you” Abu Dhabi to host Ju-Jitsu World Championship from 3 -11 November UAE national team will have 58 athletes in men’s championship and 53 in the women’s event, competing for medals and a place at the World Games 2022 November 01, 2021:   MMA and UFC legend Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov has swooped in to throw his support behind the UAE national jiu-jitsu team ahead of the Ju-Jitsu World Championship, which runs from 3 – 11 November at the Jiu Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi. The UAE’s elite athletes have been hard at work in closed training camps preparing to take on the world’s best in pursuit of more championship medals and a last chance to qualify for the World Games, in the United States next ......read more

Over 500 Cyclists Enter Into the First Build-up Ride Ahead of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge

• Highest number of entries for Build-Up Ride 1 in five years  • Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge confirmed for 18 February 2022  • Short Course reintroduced for 2022, ideal for first timers   • Event Village and a much-elevated Post Event Hospitality added to the event line-up    31st October 2021, Dubai: The UAE’s cycling community came together on Saturday 30 October and took part in the first Build-Up Ride of 37km, ahead of the legendary Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, which is held in partnership with Dubai Sports Council and is set take place on 18 February 2022.    The first Build-Up Ride saw the highest number of entries in five years, with over 500 entries signing up to pedal their way to peak fitness at the purpose-built Al Qudra Cycle ......read more

Czech Stosek and Switzerland's Luthi Bag Top Honours in HERO Dubai Hatta Elite 60km Race

Dubai United Arab Emirates - October 31, 2021:   Ariane Lüthi, the current UCI Marathon world ranking leader, edged her Swiss compatriot and reigning World Champion Ramona Forchini to win the HERO Dubai Hatta Elite Women’s 60km Race on Friday, while Martin Stosek of the Czech Republic took the men’s Elite 60km crown. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the HERO Dubai Hatta, which had attracted more than 700 participants from over 40 countries, took place at the Hatta MTB Trail Centre, offering participants an opportunity to compete in an exclusive location, with the two routes for the race winding their way across sandy dunes and rocky tracks. The ‘long’ 6km route for the UCI Marathon Race offers and elevation gain of 1,600hm, while the shorter 18km race, (three loops of a 6km circuit) offers a ......read more

WRC Legend Loeb Set for Debut in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

National Ambulance has vital part in rally safety plan as top medical team stands by to deliver rapid response Abu Dhabi, UAE - 31, October, 2021: Sébastien Loeb, the most successful driver in World Rally Championship history, makes his debut in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge next week. The nine-time World Rally Champion starts the event in partnership with Belgian co-driver Fabian Lurquin at the wheel of a Bahrain Raid Xtreme Prodrive Hunter in the emerging T1+ category. Loeb’s status as the most complete rally driver ever adds extra fascination as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge marks its 30th anniversary from 6-11 November under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region. In WRC terms, the French legend has gained more world titles, rally victories, ......read more

Memorable Team Camp in UAE to celebrate 2021

End of season gathering in Abu Dhabi and Dubai October 27, 2021:  Less than a week into the ‘off-season’ and UAE Team Emirates are already laying the groundwork for 2022.   The team recently returned from a week long stay in UAE where they attended numerous community bike rides, children’s rides, sponsor events and team building exercises. Other highlights included a visit to the Expo 2020 in Dubai and the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. Throughout the week the team were given a warm reception and reminded of the good influence their efforts are having on the domestic sporting scene.   Cycling and the use of the bicycle continues to grow in the UAE in recent years with hundreds of kilometres of bike lanes across Dubai and Abu Dhabi and plans in place to construct a ......read more

An Action Packed; Adrenaline Fueled Dragon Boat Challenge returns to Dubai's Waterfront Market

October 29th and 30th at the Waterfront Market in Deira Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27, October 2021: Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market - Deira will open its doors to host the 2nd edition of the adrenaline-fueled Dragon Boat challenge on October 29th and 30th. The 2000-meter and 1000-meter races will take place in front of the Waterfront Market promenade throughout the 2-day event. The teams will be divided into four race categories: Open, Mixed, Women & Corporate. The event will ensure COVID-19 safety measures are thoroughly implemented.   Mohammed Al Madani, Waterfront Market Manager said: “The Waterfront Market is delighted to host the 2nd edition of the Dragon Boat challenge as part of its ongoing efforts to engage the community in fun-filled activities that cater to the ......read more

TiE Women Announces Winners of TiE Women Global Competition 2021

Women entrepreneurs from 30 countries competed to score a grant worth USD 100,000 to scale their business    Dubai, UAE – 25 October 2021:   TiE Women, a global initiative by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) dedicated to helping women across the globe reach their full potential by empowering them with the necessary support to build their leadership skills and grow their businesses, today announced the winners of the second edition of the global pitch competition.   The program culminating in a pitch competition at the TiE Women Global Finals was held at GITEX Global 2021 under GITEX Future Stars, a show driven to fuel the highspeed expansion of the region’s start-up ecosystem and to highlight the best concepts aimed to ignite positive change in business and society.  The six ......read more

What's New on Instagram?

October 25, 2021:  From Justin Beiber and Diane Keaton’s Collabs tease to finally getting desktop uploads (creators, how are we feeling?), it was a big week for the Instagram community. Instagram is always working on giving creators new ways to tell their stories, connect with their audiences and express themselves. These new exciting updates to the platform are geared towards making the Instagram experience more fun, dynamic and collaborative!  Here's what dropped:  Collabs: Collaborating is a huge part of how people connect on Instagram. To make that easier, Instagram launched a new way for people to co-author Feed Posts and Reels, called Collabs. From the tagging screen, you can now invite another account to be a collaborator on the post or reel. If they accept, both accounts will appear in the post ......read more

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