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UAE: Bollywood's IIFA Awards 2022 New Dates Announced

Dubai, UAE - 19 May 2022: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has announced new dates for the 22nd edition of IIFA Weekend and Awards. The ceremony, which was due to be held on May 20 and 21, and then postponed to July following late UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's demise, is now slated to be held on June 2, 3, and 4 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. As per the official release, Laser Book News IIFA Rocks, co-presented by NEXA will be held on Friday, June 3. The NEXA IIFA Awards, co-presented by Laser Book News will be held the following day on Saturday, June 4. The star-studded weekend in Abu Dhabi will see several superstars take to the stage. While Karan Johar and Parineeti Chopra will host IIFA Rocks, Bollywood's own 'Bhaijaan' Salman Khan is set to host the grand event alongside ......read more

Gaviria Podiums on Fast Finish to Reggio Emilia

• Almeida stays at the head of the GC •   Fernando Gaviria sprinted to 2nd place on Stage 11 of the Giro D’Italia, just being beaten by half a wheel length on the fast, flat run in to the line on a day which took the riders from Santarcangelo di Romagna to Reggio Emilia (203km).   The flattest road stage of the race with just 369 metres of climbing, the mid-point of the day featured some echelons as wind swept the open plains. The elastic of the peloton would not snap and the bunch came back together after reeling in a lone attack by Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Fenix).   Maximiliano Richeze stormed to the front of the bunch in the last 600m with Gaviria closely behind before opening the sprint with a tailwind behind. Italian Alberto Dainese (DSM) just got the better of Gaviria in the last ......read more

Gaviria Podiums in Emphatic Giro Sprint Showdown

  • Colombian 3rd in sprinter’s first big test •     UAE Team Emirates’ Colombian fastman, Fernando Gaviria showed his sprinting legs are coming to the boil in a vigorous three-horse sprint finish on stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia from Kaposvár to Balatonfüred (201km) on the flat final leg of the Hungarian Grand Depart. The peloton held a pedestrian pace for much of the day before bursting into action in the final 20km with the speeds ramping up in excess of 60kmph.   In the final kilometre Gaviria’s teammate, Rui Oliveira guided leadout man Max Richeze and Gaviria into the last 500m in a fantastic position. Richeze opened up the sprint on the left hand side of the road with Gaviria squeezing through but just being denied by winner of the day Mark Cavendish ......read more

ABT Sportsline confirms return to Formula e

5 May 2022 – ABT Sportsline has confirmed it will return to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from the beginning of the Gen3 era, starting in 2023. The German outfit will enter as a customer team and makes its way back to Formula E having been a fixture throughout the championship's first seven seasons. Despite a hiatus in Season 8, ABT can still count itself among the most successful teams in Formula E history, with 47 podiums and 1,380 points to its name. The team won the first ever Formula E race in Beijing in 2014 while Lucas di Grassi steered to the Drivers' title in 2017. ABT sealed the Teams' crown a season later and partnered with Audi between 2017 and 2021. “Formula E has always had a big place in our hearts and we have never made a secret of the fact that we want to be back,” says ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Announced Their Squad for the Giro D'Italia 2022

Almeida leads the team for 105th Corsa Rosa      UAE Team Emirates have unveiled the team heading into the Giro d’Italia (6-29 May) with an exciting squad starting the race which begins from the city of Budapest, Hungary before crossing over to Sicily to begin the racing in Italy.   Leading the hopes the General Classification will be Portuguese talent Joao Almeida while Fernando Gaviria will lead the line in the of sprints. The line-up also packs multiple previous stage winners with Formolo, Gaviria, Richeze and Ulissi all registering victories in the past.   Almeida previously enjoyed a stint in the famous maglia rosa in 2020, finishing 4th on GC that year and 6th overall in 2021.   Joao Almeida: “ This is a special race for me , I have great memories here and ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Eid Celebrations came early after two Strong Team Performances

Gaviria took a podium place in Germany while Ayuso got the white best young rider’s jersey in Tour of Romandie   Fernando Gaviria continued to show his growing form ahead of the Giro d’Italia by taking 2nd place at Eschborn-Frankfurt in Germany.   The German classic is generally regarded as a race for the sprinters and Gaviria was in good company, with ex-teammate Alexander Kristoff (Wanty-Intermarche) behind in third, while Sam Bennett ( (Bora-Hansgrohe) took the victory.   Gaviria: “It was a hard day out there. The circuits were hard but I’m happy for this result given the high level competition and to finish behind a great rider like Bennett. I’m heading into the Giro where I want to be : I’ve opened the legs up a bit this week and I’m feeling good again after ......read more

GOAL OF THE CENTURY: Hyundai Motor, Steven Gerrard and BTS Call for a United World for Sustainability on the Road to the FIFA World Cup 2022 TM

• Hyundai Motor to launch new global sustainability campaign under the banner ‘Goal of the Century’  • Football legend Steven Gerrard and global pop sensation BTS to star in manifesto film and lead the campaign as part of the newly formed ‘Team Century’ • Eco-friendly vehicles will be included in the official fleet for the first time, including the IONIQ 5, Santa Fe Hybrid, and Elec City bus • Company will continue to support FIFA’s sustainability agenda through various activities, including the ‘Hyundai Goal of the Century Pledge’ event   SEOUL, April 28, 2022 – Hyundai Motor Company announced the launch of its global sustainability campaign under the banner ‘Goal of the Century’. The campaign kicked off on Earth Day on April 22, and ......read more

Wikimedians of UAE announce Wiki Loves Earth UAE Photo Contest

28 April 2022, Dubai, UAE: The Wikimedians of UAE User Group is calling for entries for the Wiki Loves Earth photography competition. The annual international contest asks contributors to upload pictures of natural heritage sites in the UAE on the Wikimedia Commons website. The aim of the initiative is to improve Wikipedia’s database of free-to-use images and to increase the visibility of UAE’s natural heritage sites.  The UAE edition of the contest is organised and managed by Wikimedians of UAE User Group, currently led by Ahlam Bolooki, Director of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Winners of the UAE competition will be awarded cash prizes of up to USD 250 for the best photographs submitted between 1st of May and 15th June. A panel of judges will choose the best ten pictures, which are also to be submitted as ......read more

Revealed! Winners Of Technical Awards for the 22nd Edition Of IIFA 2022

Sardar Udham wins 3 awards followed by Atrangi Re with 2 awards  #IIFAYASISLANDABUDHABI2022   DubaI, UAE - April 27, 2022i: As the countdown to the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema worldwide draws near, International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards announces the winners for the Technical Awards for the 22nd edition in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on May 20th and 21st, 2022. Rounding out the 9 Categories are Cinematography, Screenplay, Dialogue, Editing, Choreography, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Background Score and Special Effects (Visuals), winners for the technical awards have been revealed! WINNERS LIST – TECHNICAL AWARDS  Sardar Udham – 3 awards 1. Cinematography – Avik Mukhopadhayay 2. Editing – Chandrashekhar Prajapati 3. Special Effects (Visuals) – NY VFXwaala, Edit FX ......read more

Eid Celebrations at IMG Worlds of Adventure!

For the most memorable experience – an array of exciting activities and spectacular performances! Lots going on at IMG Worlds ­– endless fun begins here! Plenty of fun for everyone! Dubai, 25 April 2022:   Eid celebrations will commence at IMG on the first day of Eid and will continue till the 8th May 2022 - a 360-degree adventurous experience with fun-filled exciting activities and traditional performances. Eid-themed celebrations at IMG promise a fantastic opportunity to revive the festive spirit from the fasting days.  Guests will be treated with hours of unlimited entertainment for the entire family starring special appearances and meet & greets by everyone’s favourite Marvel Super Heroes and Cartoon Network characters. Excellent opportunity for all our guests to get close ......read more

The World's Tallest Stack of M&M's® just got higher

20 April 2022 – Over the past couple of years, Guinness World Records™ witnessed an exceptional interest in the world record title of Tallest stack of M&M's®, which has just been topped up by an additional piece to become 7 in total, as achieved by Ibrahim Sadeq, a 29 years old from Iraq. In a video of unbelievable gravity-defying way, Sadeq was able to stack the 7 chocolate sweets on top of each other in no more than 2 minutes. An attempt that took so much more to be achieved by the previous record holders over the years. “I am using a mix of mind and body focus but people usually define it as a gravity defying act,” said the Iraqi national from his hometown in city of Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar Governorate in Iraq. Sadeq is the current record holder for the Most eggs balanced on the back of hand, an ......read more

UFC® Fight Night: Luque Vs. Muhammad

 The Belal Muhammad Blueprint Sunday, April 17 How to Watch: Main Card: 4:30am GST (Sunday) on AD Fight, Starzplay and UFC Arabia Prelims: 1:30am GST (Sunday) on ADM Sports 2, AD Fight, Starzplay, and UFC Arabia   The Breakdown (#5) Vincente Luque vs. (#6) Belal Muhammad – welterweight bout Belal Muhammad, ranked no.6 in the welterweight division, has a professional record of 20-3, is facing Vincente Luque (ranked no. 5), this weekend at UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: LUQUE vs. MUHAMMAD. This is their second time meeting in the Octagon, with the first bout taking place in 2016. Luque managed to get the first win, with a KO in the first round. Since then, Belal Muhammad went on to fight 12 fights, winning 10 - including six of his last seven. Climbing the ranks of the welterweight division, Belal Muhammad ......read more

Must-Have Eid Gift Ideas at Global Village

Dubai, UAE, April 14, 2022: Ramadan presents a unique opportunity to connect with loved ones and celebrate community and togetherness. Marking the completion of the holy month, Eid Al Fitr is all about the spirit of giving.  Guests at Global Village can find a wide variety of gift items at 26 pavilions representing 80 cultures to celebrate those closest to them. If you are thinking of a thoughtful gift to put a smile on the faces of loved ones this Eid, we have selected a treasure trove of ideas:  Embrace the flavours of Eid Al Fitr with 20 exotic flavours of honey – from honeycomb to cinnamon and saffron – a nutritious way to sweeten tea, coffee or milk from the Yemen pavilion. Pair it with a must-have selection of premium dates stuffed with exotic fillings from the UAE and Saudi Arabia pavilions. What's ......read more

Minnesota Family Reaches New Heights with Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records reveals the world’s tallest family is an average of 203.29 cm tall      April 14, 2022:  The Trapp family from Duluth, Minnesota has achieved the Guinness World Records title for tallest family. The family is an average of 203.29 cm (6 ft 8.03 in) tall.   The heights of each family member measure at:  • Kristine Trapp, mother: 191.2 • Scott Trapp, father: 202.7 • Savanna Trapp, daughter: 203.6 • Molly Steede, daughter: 197.26 • Adam Trapp, son: 221.71   “I love saying I’m the shortest person in the world’s tallest family at 191.2 cm!” joked Kristine.    They also joke that they are easy to find in a group of people; “just look up.”   Scott and Kristine ......read more

Veni, Vidi, Vici - Mitch Evans Conquers Rome for Jaguar TCS Racing

• Mitch Evans makes history for Jaguar TCS Racing as the first driver to win both races in a double-header Formula E weekend in Rome • Sam Bird had an impressive race before a collision forced him to retire  • Mitch Evans moves to fourth in the drivers’ standings, only nine points behind the leader, while Sam Bird sits in eleventh   • Jaguar TCS Racing sit fifth in the teams’ standings  • The sixth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the iconic streets of Monte Carlo, Monaco on 30 April 2022   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 April 2022:  Mitch Evans makes history for Jaguar TCS Racing as the first driver to win both races in a double-header weekend in Rome. He’s only the third driver in Formula E history to ......read more

Dheeraj Thakur Wins the Coveted ‘AsiaOne Advertising & PR Champion of the Year' Award

Dheeraj Thakur, Dubai based advertising and PR professional and Account Director at Publilink Dubai, was recently honored at 17th Edition of Asia-Europe Business and Social Forum 2022 with the coveted ‘AsiaOne Advertising & PR champion of the Year’ award. In a glittering ceremony organized at London Marriott Hotel - Grosvenor Square, by AsiaOne Media Holdings, Dheeraj received the award from His Excellency Mr. Ivan Romero-Martinez, Ambassador of Honduras and Her Excellency Ms. Guisell Morales-Echaverry, Ambassador of Nicaragua  According to Mr. Rajat Shukal, Global Head & Principal Partner, AsiaOne Magazine and UWG Media, the award recognizes the sterling efforts put in by Dheeraj Thakur to build brands in a sustained manner over the past many years. “Dheeraj is a veteran in advertising, public ......read more

Hisense debuts Laser TV L9G at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw; Offering a Glimpse of the Football Home Experience

Dubai, UAE – 12 April, 2022: Following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw, Hisense, the Official Sponsor of this quadrennial tournament, has outlined plans to provide regional football fans with hyper-realistic stadium-like at-home viewing experiences through the comfort of their home during the largest international sports event, which is taking place from November 21st until December 18th. During the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw, Hisense unveiled the regional debut of its super smart 100L9G TriChroma Laser TV – the brand’s latest large-screen from the groundbreaking TriChroma Laser TV series. Significant figures that attended the substantial event included, H.H. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Qatar, Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Abdullah Al Farhan Al Saud, Fatma Samoura, ......read more

A Film Program, Ramadan Workshops for all Ages and Major new Exhibitions at Jameel Arts Centre

Last chance to view Ramadan Nights Saturday, April 16, 2022 From 9 pm until midnight  Location: This year, the annual celebration of Ramadan Nights returns to Jameel Arts Centre with two fun-filled programming on two consecutive Saturdays (April 9 and 16, from 9 pm till midnight).  Programming includes workshops across ‘Creative Stations’ for both adults and children led by local  art practitioners, board games, henna designs, storytime at Jameel Library and a ‘Reading Vigil’ paying ode to scholars, writers and artists who have left a mark on how we engage with the world. Visitors of Ramadan Nights are able to enjoy a late night treat from one of the local vendors, offering Karak, fizzy drinks and freeflow cotton candy and popcorn, or can head over to the museum’s new ......read more

Bollywood Biggies Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan And More Set To Entertaina at The 22nd Edition of IIFA @ Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards Will Be Staged In UAE Capital As IIFA Unites The World To Showcase Cinematic Excellence IIFA is set to thrill fans with its 22nd edition in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on May 20th and 21st, 2022 at Yas Island’s new state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue Etihad Arena Laser Book News to present the IIFA Weekend. Hosts:  Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh & Maniesh Paul Performers: Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan, Ananya Panday, Divya Khosla Kumar & Nora Fatehi Global Voting open to everyone       UAE - 11th April 2022: The 22nd edition of the biggest celebration of Indian cinema- the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is all set to unite the world to showcase cinematic excellence, bringing its global brand ......read more

Exhibitions, Films, Workshops, Library Storytime, Ramadan-Themed Culinary Experiences and more during Ramadan at the Jameel

● Visitors of all ages are invited to Jameel Arts Centre to experience new exhibitions, an artists’ film programme, Jameel Library and Art Jameel Shop during the Holy Month ● The annual celebration of ‘Ramadan Nights’ returns with ‘Creative Stations’ led by local art practitioners, free flowing beverages and snacks, hands-on learning opportunities, Jameel Library reading circles and various food concepts  (April 9 and April 16, from 9pm till midnight)   Dubai, United Arab Emirates | April 8, 2022 - Art Jameel invites visitors of all ages to its contemporary art museum in Dubai, Jameel Arts Centre, to enjoy the slow, contemplative days and breezy nights of Ramadan with two new major solo exhibitions ‘Taus Makhacheva: A Space of Celebration’ and ‘Fahd Burki: ......read more

Cicero & Bernay Highlighted as Large Consultancy of the Year by PRCA MENA

C&B brings home a total four prestigious accolades for its innovative and result-driven campaigns  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 April 2022: Cicero & Bernay Communication Consultancy, a leading, independent UAE-based consultancy, was recognised with awards across multiple categories at the PRCA MENA Regional Awards 2022.  C&B was bestowed the Highly Commended Large Consultancy of the Year award, recognising its efforts as an agency of choice for clients across the region and also as a preferred place of work for employees. The award recognises C&B’s values of team cohesion, its innovative internal comms programme, and team-building activities, such as the 'Hero of the Quarter' awards, Thursday lunches, coffee meetings with the CEO, and monthly team outings, to name a few. Owing to its ......read more

Sheikha Moaza Al Maktoum supports Friendship Cup UAE that successfully made debut at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium

The hugely successful star-studded cricket tournament featuring the cricketing legends also showcased Bollywood hotshots – that was broadcast LIVE on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels – will strengthen UAE’s sports tourism industry   Date: Dubai, UAE and Mumbai, India, April 6, 2022   News Highlights:   1. The sports sector contributes Dh4 billion ($1.08bn) a year to the economy of Dubai, which hosts a number of national and international events and attracts visitors from around the world;   2. Currently, there are more than 20,000 people employed in Dubai’s sports sector;   3. Sports lead to $670 million of economic impact with an economic footprint of more than $1.7 billion a year;   4. Globally, sports tourism is worth an estimated $600 billion, ......read more

Hamda Al Qubaisi Steps up to Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine with PREMA Racing

Emirati female racer moves up from Formula 4 racing Hamda Al Qubaisi will enter the 2022 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine under the PREMA banner. The Emirati female racer, who secured her maiden overall podium finish in the Italian Formula 4 Championship in 2021, the first and only female to achieve that result, will stay with PREMA Racing as she makes the switch to the next step of her professional career.  Despite her young age, Al Qubaisi is considered the most competitive racer of her country, and one of the world’s most competitive female racers, coming from a racing family that includes her father Khaled and her sister Amna. After go-kart racing, Hamda started driving single-seaters in 2019 and went on to capture multiple points finishes and an overall podium throughout 2020 and 2021. In addition, ......read more

Majlis of the World brings the finest Ramadan traditions to Global Village

Dubai, UAE, April 4, 2022: The majestic Majlis of the World at Global Village is now open offering a one-of-a-kind experience this Ramadan with the perfect atmosphere for gatherings with family and friends.  Guests can enjoy Ramadan Nights for the full month of Ramadan at the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, dining and entertainment.  The outdoor air-conditioned Majlis is serving both Iftar and Suhoor this season with delicious a la carte or fixed menu options from just AED180. Guests will also be treated to performances including oud, qanun and nay players. A harpist plays enchanting music at the heart of the Majlis, soothing guests with the melodic beauty of this unique instrument. A talented close-up magician and an artist-calligrapher will also enthrall the ......read more

wasl properties announces the 12th edition of its annual Ramadan Arts Competition

Dubai, UAE April 01, 2022: wasl properties, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, has announced the launch of the 12th edition of its annual Ramadan competition that seeks to reward its creative and artistic tenants with exceptional prizes.  The annual competitions welcome participation from all ages, with a painting challenge for wasl tenants’ children and a photography contest for adults.  wasl’s Ramadan Painting Competition is designed for younger tenants of up to 13 years old, and participants will be required to paint a piece reflecting the true meaning of Ramadan. With an iPad up for grabs every week, artworks must be uploaded to the website https://ramadan.wasl.ae/ for them to be voted on publicly and judged by the wasl committee. At the end of the holy month, one ......read more

Burjuman Mall's Rising Stars Season 3 Winners Crowned in a Sparkling Finale

Dubai, UAE, 31 March 2022:  The finale of BurJuman Mall’s Rising Stars Season 3 on Saturday, 26 March 2022, witnessed a spectacular line-up of performances that truly lit the stage up one last time. Dazzled by the calibre of the finalists, difficult decisions were made, and the winners were crowned.   Indian celebrity extraordinaire Rannvijay Singha with star judges - Romanian Lebanese singing sensation Alina K, Indian dancer & choreographer Nidhi Kumar, and Filipino social media star Bengs Hyu mesmerised the audience with their interactions and special performances.    Darsh Jhamnani, aged 16, was awarded first place for his exemplary dance performance, while Rainbow, aged 11, won second place as she dominated the stage with her presence and singing. Third place was a group of 4 dancers-G Swag ......read more

International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards will be staged in UAE Capital as IIFA unites the World to Showcase Cinematic Excellence

Bollywood megastar Salman Khan reveals performances by Devi Sri Prasad, Shreya Ghoshal and Tanishk Bagchi along with Varun Dhawan and Ananya Panday at the IIFA 2022 Mumbai Press Conference!   UAE, 31st March 2022: The grandest celebration of Indian Cinema, the International Indian Film Academy and Awards (IIFA) is set to thrill fans with its 22nd edition in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on May 20th and 21st, 2022. At a press conference held in Mumbai today, in the presence of this year’s host - Salman Khan and actor Varun Dhawan and Ananya Panday, His Excellency Saeed Al Fazari, Strategic Affairs Executive Director of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Miral’s CEO Mr. Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India, among other ......read more

Danube Sports Festival 2022 Rewrote Rules of Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

“There is nothing like a sports event that brings people together. Sports is, perhaps, the most powerful and most effective connective tissue between employees,” Shubhojit Mahalanobis, Director, Danube Home Retail & Danube Hospitality Solutions, remarked on the incredibly uplifting and pleasantly heartwarming eve of Danube Sports Festival 2022. Sports bring people together, transcend nationalities and cultural barriers, form the spirit of togetherness, give birth to positivity, and build a healthy competitive environment among teams of people from different backgrounds. Sports make you a better team player; you learn cooperation, gain confidence, and become a better person overall. That was the goal behind Danube’s high-octane, action-packed, adrenaline-rushing Danube Sports Festival 2022. This is not just a ......read more

Dubai Sports World Returns to Dubai World Trade Centre

All Sports, All Summer!    Operating at full capacity, popular indoor venue provides residents and tourists with multisport facilities for six months of action-packed sporting activity Launching 1 April and running until 21 September, Dubai Sports World hosts eight popular sports, including football, basketball, cricket, padel and more - all under one roof  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Dubai Sports Council (DSC) have announced that the 12th edition of Dubai Sports World will run from 1st April-21st September, giving the Emirate’s sports fans access to six months of top-class indoor sporting facilities across sports including football, padel, cricket, tennis, badminton and more. Now operating at full capacity, the seasonal indoor sports hub features 42 different courts, ......read more

Ulissi Victorious at GP Industria as Almeida Cements Podium

First win of season for Italian, Almeida 3rd overall in Catalunya     Diego Ulissi took the victory in the 44th edition of the GP Industria in Larciano (192km), marking his first triumph of the year on home soil.     The veteran played his tactics well, choosing the perfect moments to pounce for victory ahead of his compatriot Alessandro Fedeli (Italy), and third place Xando Meurisse (Alpecin-Fenix).     The win marks the 43rd win in the career of Ulissi and the 22nd of the season for UAE Team Emirates.     Diego Ulissi : “It feels amazing to take my first win of the season and to do it here in front of a home crowd is even more special. My teammates played a great role and really worked hard for me so hats off to them. We are working really well together ......read more

Enjoy Some of the World's Best Acts at Global Village's First-Ever Happiness Street Fest

Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2022: If you haven’t been to the Happiness Street Fest at Global Village yet, it’s not too late. Unique performances from across the world will continue to wow thousands of guests until Sunday March 27 at the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment. Twenty daily live performances from five continents are bringing exhilarating street vibes to the heart of wonder. The international line-up of high-energy entertainment on the streets of Global Village features top artists and performers from Spain, UK, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, Tanzania, Japan, India and Australia. The Happiness Street fest will close with an electrifying concert by British chart-topper Anne-Marie who is making Dubai the first stop of her new ......read more

Art In The Park – An Inclusive Art Exhibition

Leaving Legacy and honoring artists of determination 22 March 202 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Index Mall, a retail space part of Emirates REIT’s portfolio, is proud to announce its latest initiative, Art In The Park, pointing a spotlight on artists of determination and their inclusion under the theme “Your Legacy”. Art has always been a vehicle of expression for unspoken words, feelings, and emotions, and this type of expression takes an entirely new meaning for Roshan Perera, a 48-year-old hearing-impaired artist, whose daily communication relies on the ability of others to speak sign language. Exploring outdoor space, human interactions, and art as a medium for inclusion, Art in the Park, aims to become a regular community happening in the busy Dubai calendar. ART IN THE PARK is a celebration of accessible ......read more

Joao Almeida Takes Huge Win in Catalunya

Joao Almeida took his first victory in the colours of UAE Team Emirates, with an emphatic win on stage 4 of the Volta Catalunya.   Almeida out-sprinted the duo of Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) and Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the hilly finale, pushing the pace on from far out to drop the race leader Ben O’ Connor (Ag2r-Citroen) in the process.   It was an aggressive display again by the Emirati squad with Marc Soler infiltrating the early break and later George Bennett going clear on the final climb, forcing the other teams to chase.   Young Juan Ayuso finished closely behind the winner in 6th place, showing good form in his first ever World Tour stage race outing.   Almeida becomes the 10th different rider from UAE Team Emirates to taste victory this season with the overall win ......read more

World's Largest Fusion Dance of Women Doctors Breaks Records at Global Village

Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2022: A troupe of women doctors did something out of the ordinary this weekend by twirling and swaying their way to a new world record at Global Village, the UAE and the wider region's leading multicultural destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment. ‘Naseej – A Cultural Tapestry’, the world’s largest fusion dance by doctors to pay tribute to the UAE for being a home away from home for Indian expats, was organised by MeDeCon International and recognised by the World Book of Records, London and Arabian World Records.  Fifty women doctors of Indian origin featured traditional and modern dances from Gulf countries including the Khaleeji dance. They incorporated distinctive footwork, shimmies, head slides, finger snapping and hair flips in their dance moves that ......read more

Franchise in UAE's T20 League Acquired by Capri Global

- UAE’s T20 League is Emirates Cricket Board’s sanctioned, flagship professional T20 League – - Capri Global is one of India’s leading Non-Deposit Taking Systemically Important Non-Banking Financial Companies with a USD 1 Billion+ market cap.  UAE, Dubai, Friday, 9th March 2022:  Capri Global has made its first ever historic foray into cricket by acquiring a franchise in UAE’s T20 league.  Capri Global Group’s interest varies across sectors through its subsidiaries and net worth of the Group is in excess of Rs. 3,800 Cr. Key ventures of the Group are Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC), Stressed Assets Fund (SAF) and Sports Venture. The Group Company, Capri Global Capital Limited (CGCL) is one of India’s leading Non-Deposit Taking Systemically Important Non-Banking ......read more

Art Dubai Opens Largest Edition to Date Today, Wednesday 9 March 2022

• Art Dubai 2022 opens to the public March 11-13, 2022 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai  • The fair’s most extensive edition to date features over 100 contemporary, modern and digital galleries from 44 countries  • Art Dubai features a broad programme of commissions, exhibitions and an ambitious education and events programme  • New section Art Dubai Digital focuses on the development of art in the digital space, including galleries digitally native art and NFT platforms from around the world  • The 15th edition of Global Art Forum brings together leading creators and thinkers to examine the worlds of digital artefacts and crypto economies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 9 March 2022 – Art Dubai, the leading global platform for art and artists from the Middle ......read more

ADQ Celebrates Official Partnership with UAE Women's Cycling Team

• Coinciding with International Woman’s Day, ADQ expands its healthy lifestyle and sports platform, “Performance Driving Us Forward,” as title sponsor of UAE Team ADQ, the official women’s cycling team    Abu Dhabi, 8 March 2022: ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, celebrated its title sponsorship of UAE Team ADQ, the first official women’s cycling team in the region, ahead of International Women’s Day.  To mark the partnership, UAE Team ADQ hosted a community event for cycling enthusiasts and aspiring female athletes to meet and engage with the women’s cycling team.   The partnership complements ADQ’s three-year sponsorships of UAE Team Emirates, the UAE’s World Tour Professional Cycling Team, and the UAE Football ......read more

Taa Marbouta: Applications Reopen for MENA's First Women-to-Women PR Mentorship Programme

• Interested mentors and mentees can apply online today to be part of the programme’s second cohort.  • The free-to-join mentorship programme was launched in 2021 to help young women accelerate their career growth, breaking through barriers that hold them back.  • Opening of applications for the second cohort coincides with Taa Marbouta’s first anniversary.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08th, 2021: Taa Marbouta, a first-of-its-kind initiative launched in MENA by PRCA MENA, Global Women in PR MENA, and Memac Ogilvy to advance the careers of women, today announced that applications for its woman-to-woman mentorship programme have reopened. Now welcoming a second cohort of mentors and mentees, the development sees Taa Marbouta continue its mission of supporting young ......read more

High Drama in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge as Peterhansel, Docherty Grab Early Advantage

Dubai-based rider powers into bikes lead, Emirati Ahli dominates quads on day of woe for Al Attiyah, Loeb Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7th March, 2022:  The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge lived up to its reputation as one of the world’s most intriguing rallies on an opening day of high drama which brought vastly contrasting fortunes for some of the sport’s biggest names, while two local heroes stepped into the spotlight. Defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah, who set off in search of his third cars triumph in the event, was soon returning to the start after damaging the front right wheel of his Toyota Hilux, with his victory hopes ruined. As Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel toiled to make repairs, seven-times winner Stephane Peterhansel and nine-times World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb fought for the lead, and a classic ......read more

Dubai and Middle East Sports Events for 2022

Meta desc: The elite sports facilities, stadiums and culture of Dubai is proving more popular for sports. Read on to find out about some of the biggest sports events happening in Dubai in 2022   Big Sports Events to Look Forward to in the Middle East in 2022   Figure 1 Dubai hosts some world-class sports events every year With some of the most advanced sports facilities and stadia in the world, it is not surprising that more and more world famous events are being held in the Middle East – and Dubai in particular.   We have already enjoyed golf’s Desert Classic and some top tennis action in Dubai this year. But there is plenty more to get excited about in the remaining months of 2022. Some of the best bonuses of staging an event in the Middle East are the futuristic arenas and service that comes with ......read more

Top Contenders Battle for Breakthrough in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

ADNOC Distribution fuels rally across spectacular Al Dhafra dunes for second year Abu Dhabi, UAE - 4th, March 2022: Victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge is one of the most valued rewards in cross country rallying, and a host of the world’s leading contenders have arrived in the UAE with the special motivation to secure a first win in the event, which is fuelled by ADNOC Distribution. Six of the top seven ranked drivers starting the second round of the new World Rally-Raid Championship at the weekend are seeking a breakthrough among the dramatic dunes of the Al Dhafra region. Making his debut in the UAE, nine-times World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb, along with Yazeed Al Rajhi, Jakub Przygonski, Mathieu Serradori, Sebastian Halpern and Denis Krotov, all want to join the distinguished winners list. Of the 38 ......read more

2022 MotoGP World Championship to be Hosted in Qatar

The action-packed event will run from March 4 - 6, 2022, and will feature the only night race of the 2022 MotoGP™ World Championship The 2022 MotoGP™ World Championship is set to take place 30km outside of the capital city of Doha, Qatar, in the state-of-the-art Lusail Circuit Sports Club (LCSC). Fans will have the unique opportunity to experience the thrilling action at night, under the beaming floodlights of Lusail International Circuit. The community-friendly event offers complimentary access to children under the age of 12 to partake in the various activities planned for March 4. In addition, the Title Sponsor of the event, Qatar Tourism, has organised a number of live musical performances, as well as several family-oriented activities and games, that will take place alongside the races on Friday and Saturday, 4 and ......read more

Government Backing Propels Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge towards Brilliant Future – Ben Sulayem

New FIA President says rally’s longevity is tribute to UAE’s vision for sustainable world-class motor sport Abu Dhabi, UAE - 2nd March, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge has a proud history built on consistent government backing which remains the key to a brilliant future that lies ahead, new FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said today. In the countdown to the 31st edition running from 5-10 March, rally founder Ben Sulayem said the event’s longevity is a tribute to the UAE’s vision to be a world-class venue for sustainable motor sport. “That’s the bottom line behind the success of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge,” he said. “The UAE government has given enormous support and encouragement over the years, because the plan was always to take the event to the top level, and keep ......read more

Stage Set for World Championship drama in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

As competitors arrive from around the world, huge team effort turns Al Dhafra site into 24/7 rally village  Abu Dhabi, UAE - 28th February, 2022: With the might of the new World Rally-Raid Championship heading for the UAE capital, a big logistical operation is nearing completion for the 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Competitors from around the globe check in at Yas Marina Circuit, the rally HQ, on Friday morning ahead of Saturday’s official start, and the traditional Sunday morning departure into the the Al Dhafra Region, where the main action takes place. There is no more dramatic setting in the entire rally-raid series, and the world’s top drivers and riders will be tested to the limit over desert stages of 264km, 318km, 270km, 257km and 217km.  Taking the cars, trucks, bikes and ......read more

FilMe Partners with Zoom Studios to Stream its Original Content in the UAE

FilMe has announced a partnership with The Zoom Studios, a leading digital content destination to exclusively release its originals in the UAE   Dubai, February 28, 2022: FilMe is continuing to expand its library as its footprint in the Middle East video streaming market grows. The leading entertainment retailer in the UAE has partnered with The Zoom Studios, a leading digital content destination to bring their original content to audiences in the UAE. Seven web series from the Studios will be available exclusively on FilMe, starting with The Reunion… Jab They Met Again, The Reunion – Chal Chalein Apne Ghar and The Holiday.   In a statement, Dr. Abhishek Shukla, the founder of FilMe said, “We are always looking to grow our library so we can attract a broad range of audiences living in the region. The Zoom ......read more

Pogačar Soars to Victory on Jebel Jais

Slovenian prevails on the stage and is the new leader of the general On his fourth day of competition in 2022, Tadej Pogačar has already written the first chapter of the book of personal seasonal victories, and the 31st victory of his career.   The captain of UAE Team Emirates won the 4th stage of the UAE Tour, imposing himself on the uphill finish of Jebel Jais (climb of 18.8 km at 5.7% average gradient), a finish where last year he was second to Jonas Vingegaard. This year, the success did not escape Pogačar, who successful completing the great work of the entire Emirati team in the best possible way.   After narrowing down of the group, the Slovenian, with a sprint in view of the finish line, outmanoeuvred Adam Yates (Ineos-Grenadiers) and Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-hansgrohe) , climbing to first place ......read more

GMR Group Acquires Franchise in the new T20 League in UAE

- Franchise deal inked between GMR Group and UAE T20 League in Dubai  - Remaining Franchise Partnerships to be announced over the coming weeks  - UAE T20 League is Emirates Cricket Board’s sanctioned, flagship professional T20 League    Dubai, UAE - 24, February 2022: Indian-based infrastructure powerhouse, GMR Group has acquired the rights to own and operate Dubai franchise in the UAE T20 League to be held in UAE.   Having been announced earlier this year, the six-team League remains well on track to be played in 2022 where senior committee members are encouraged by the enormous interest shown from a number of high-profile individuals and well-established corporates from across the world. G.M. Rao, Group Chairman at GMR Group said; “UAE continues to impress with its progressive, positive ......read more

Launching Facebook Reels Globally and New Ways for Creators to Make Money

• We’re launching Facebook Reels in more than 150 countries for creators around the world to grow their communities. • To help creators earn money from Facebook Reels, we’re expanding tests of overlay ads, starting with banner and sticker ads. • New Facebook Reels features include Remix, sharing to Facebook Stories and more.   Today, we’re expanding the availability of Facebook Reels for iOS and Android to more than 150 countries across the globe. We’re also introducing better ways to help creators to earn money, new creation tools and more places to watch and create Facebook Reels.    Our Fastest Growing Content Format Watching video is half of time spent on Facebook and Instagram, and Reels is our fastest growing content format by far. We’re focused on ......read more

Rublev Makes Winning Start At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai, UAE – February 22, 2022: Andrey Rublev made a winning start to his bid for a second title in two weeks as he defeated Daniel Evans 6-4 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The number two seed arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Tuesday morning after winning both the singles and doubles titles in Marseille, the first time in his career that he has claimed both titles in the same week. But he showed no sign of fatigue during a high quality performance in which he was challenged admirably by Evans. Rublev needed two attempts to take the opening set, breaking to lead 5-3, allowing Evans to break back but then breaking serve again at 5-4. In the second set, Evans broke to lead 2-1 but immediately dropped his own serve at love. Evans then came under immense pressure as ......read more

Mumbai Falcons Win 2022 Formula Regional Asian Driver and Team Championship at Yas Marina

Dubai, UAE:  Mumbai Falcons Racing Limited wrapped up a scintillating Formula Regional Asian Championship campaign this weekend at Yas Marina, home of the 2022 finale. The team made history today at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix circuit, becoming the first Indian team ever to win an FIA accredited Championship, winning the international single-seater championship in dominant fashion. Arthur Leclerc delivered a masterful win in Race 1 to mathematically clinch the driver's title. The 21-year-old Monegasque driver scored his fourth win of the year, in front of his team-mate and fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Dino Beganovic. Leclerc then rounded out his score with a third place in race 2, while the 18-year-old Swede Dino Beganovic sealed the deal for Mumbai Falcons in the Team Championship by notching 2nd place twice. Another ......read more

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