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Top Stars to Compete in Dubai in Spectacular Tennis Extravaganza

- All-new World Tennis League will see the world’s best tennis stars head to Dubai for inaugural event from December 19-24 - Star-studded line-up including Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek, Nick Kyrgios and Elena Rybakina set to take centre court at the Coca Cola Arena - Global music superstars, Tiësto and Armin Van Buren to headline opening and closing evenings of entertainment for the all-new sports and entertainment festival    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2022: Tennis royalty will descend on Dubai in December to compete in one of the most exciting sporting and music events ever to be held in the Emirates.   The World Tennis League will not only showcase many of the best men and women players in the world, but will also offer a fun-filled format featuring epic two-set battles across both more

Cameron Vs Mccaskill: Abu Dhabi To Host The Middle East's First Female World Title-fight

REMEMBER, REMEMBER, THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER! * Two of the sport’s best pound-for-pound fighters will square-off for the undisputed Super-Lightweight World title as part of new Champion Series at Etihad Arena on November 5 Abu Dhabi, September 29: The first female world title-fight to be held in the Middle East will take place in Abu Dhabi on November 5, with American Jessica McCaskill taking on Great Britain's Chantelle Cameron at Etihad Arena on Yas Island for the Undisputed Super-Lightweight World title. McCaskill, the reigning Undisputed Welterweight champion, will square-off against WBC/IBF Light-Welterweight titlist Cameron after McCaskill dropped down in weight to enhance her pound-for-pound credentials. Organised by Matchroom Boxing and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the mega-bout is part more

Loeb Primed for Battle in Morocco as Rally Raid Title Race Heats Up

Agadir, Morocco 29th September 2022: Sebastien Loeb is ready for another tense battle with Nasser Al Attiyah as he looks to build on his lead in the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC) when the Rallye du Maroc gets under way on Saturday. Loeb, driving one of three Prodrive Hunters entered by Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX), holds a slender one-point advantage over Al Attiyah as the inaugural W2RC series resumes in Agadir after a seven-month break. Partnered by Fabian Lurquin, nine-time World Rally Champion Loeb and the rest of the BRX team recently covered 2,500kms of testing in Morocco, in temperatures close to 50C, in preparation not only for the Rallye du Maroc, but also the 2023 Dakar Rally. “We had a good feeling with the car and it was reliable too, so everything is working well at the moment,” said Loeb. “At more

Teammates Bryson Dechambeau and Anirban Lahiri Embrace Opportunities For Liv Golf's Global Growth Ahead Of Debut Event In Asia

LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok Takes Place October 7-9 at the All-New Stonehill   Bangkok, Thailand (September 28, 2022): LIV Golf makes its eagerly awaited Asian debut in Thailand next week, and the strength of the field set to play the LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok demonstrates the series’ commitment to the Asian region – and growing LIV Golf through a truly international calendar. Forty-eight of the world’s best golfers, including 12 major champions and four former world No. 1s, are set to tee off at the all-new Stonehill, the first stop in Asia this season ahead of a trip to Saudi Arabia for the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah, the seventh of eight events this year. Tickets for the LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok, which takes place October 7-9, are available. General admission price for a single-day more

Ons Jabeur And Emma Raducanu Confirmed For Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Fresh from reaching the Wimbledon & US Open finals, World No. 2 Jabeur confirmed to face British No. 1 Raducanu this December in Abu Dhabi Tickets start from just AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children to watch the female stars, as well as two male matches, on Day 1 of the Championship   Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: World No. 2 Ons Jabeur, the first Arab to reach a Grand Slam final, will return to the UAE to defend her Mubadala World Tennis Championship crown in Abu Dhabi this December. Organisers have confirmed the Tunisian, who contested the US Open final earlier this month and reached the Wimbledon final two months earlier, will take on British No. 1 Emma Raducanu on Day 1 of the Championship, this 16 December. Last year, Jabeur became the first Arab to contest – and win – the more

ONS JABEUR AND EMMA RADUCANU CONFIRMED FOR MUBADALA WORLD TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP Fresh from reaching the Wimbledon & US Open finals, World No. 2 Jabeur confirmed to face British No. 1 Raducanu this December in Abu Dhabi Tickets start from just AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children to watch the female stars, as well as two male matches, on Day 1 of the Championship Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: World No. 2 Ons Jabeur, the first Arab to reach a Grand Slam final, will return to the UAE to defend her Mubadala World Tennis Championship crown in Abu Dhabi this December. Organisers have confirmed the Tunisian, who contested the US Open final earlier this month and reached the Wimbledon final two months earlier, will take on British No. 1 Emma Raducanu on Day 1 of the Championship, this 16 December. Last year, more

Art Season Begins With New Exhibition, Artist Talks, Folklore Workshops And More At Jameel Arts Centre

New exhibitions Exhibition: An Ocean in Every Drop September 22, 2022- April 2, 2023 Galleries Water is a force that produces history, culture, language and social relations. Bodies of water shape human development, sustain trade and empire, and offer means of escape and refuge. The belief in water as the wellspring of life is a tale as old as time itself, held in memories written and recited, from the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, to the indigenous North American origin story of Turtle Island, to the Bible and the Holy Quran. Over time, much has shifted in our understanding of water. Currently, water is in crisis; simultaneously scarce, through drought, and threateningly over-abundant, through floods and rising sea levels. How can we understand this life force through its production of myth and its anchoring of spiritual more

Ogilvy PR Launches Global Business Influence Offer

UAE, 27th September 2022: Ogilvy PR has launched a new Business Influence offering that will enable clients to access the burgeoning Influence business economy at the B2B level. The new offer, led by Global Head of Influence Rahul Titus, will help clients access and leverage credible industry authorities to help build brand awareness and reputation, facilitate relationships and improve employee engagement. Ogilvy PR is already using the new offer with clients including IBM, Samsung Business and Vodafone Business to build their Business Influence campaigns globally.  “Using Influence in Business is not new; but many businesses have only been utilising a small portion of its potential and focused on the conversion stage. Extending Business Influence impact across an end-to-end business landscape unlocks exponential value that more

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Supports Emirati Artist Maitha Abdalla's Solo Exhibition in London

‘INT. The Body – Sunrise’ exhibition will run from 11 October to 16 October 2022 at Cromwell Place, London, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2022: As part of its mission to support the talents and ambitions of promising Emirati artists, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) is supporting the upcoming solo art exhibition by Maitha Abdalla, the first Emirati artist to participate in the An Effort Art Residency programme in London. The new exhibition, titled ‘INT. The Body – Sunrise’, is set to take place between 11-16 October 2022 at Cromwell Place, London. The exhibition marks the culmination of Abdalla’s three-month An Effort residency in London's Soho district, supported by ADMAF. An Effort supports artists who, either through their messaging or their more

Torrente Keeps Grip On Title Race As Zandbergen Claims Maiden Victory In Italy

Team Abu Dhabi duo join Sharjah Team rookie on podium after another day of Grand Prix drama   San Nazzaro, Italy 25th September, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente took another step towards a third UIM F1H2O World Championship crown today as Sharjah Team’s Ferdinand Zandbergen recorded a memorable victory in the Grand Prix of Italy.   Torrente’s third place just adrift of team-mate Thani Al Qemzi in San Nazzaro means he now holds a 17-point championship lead over the Emirati, with two deciding rounds to follow in Sharjah in December.   For the second time in 24 hours, the technically demanding Po River circuit produced a string of casualties, with only eight of the 12 starters completing the 40-lap race.   After his convincing victory in yesterday’s Grand Prix of more

Team Abu Dhabi Star Tops Qualifying With Dramatic Late Surge

Torrente grabs pole position in Italy     San Nazzaro, Italy 23st September, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente saved his best for last to grab pole position for tomorrow‘s second round of the 2022 UIM F1H2O World Championship in Italy.   The two-times world champion, leading the standings after his opening round victory in France, produced a stunning last lap to win the six-boot qualifying shoot out at the Grand Prix of Regione Emilia Romagna.   Torrente’s dramatic late surge on the Po River in San Nazzaro gave him a tenth career pole position and denied Sharjah Team’s Sami Selio a second successive qualifying success of the season.   With Frenchman Philippe Chiappe third fastest from Sweden’s defending world champion, Jonas Andersson, Team Abu more

Mubadala World Tennis Championship is the Perfect Match for UAE Community!

Registration is Now Open for Mubadala Community Cup, Ball Kids and Volunteer Programmes Residents are invited to play their part in the region’s leading tennis and entertainment experience Mubadala Community Cup winners receive once-in-a-lifetime chance to participate in a clinic with one of the best players in the world Wednesday, 21 September 2022 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Calling eager amateur tennis players, aspiring future stars, or sports enthusiasts who want to be part of the one of the most popular events on the calendar. Mubadala World Tennis Championship organisers have started a major community drive for an unmissable opportunity to be involved at the heart of the 14th edition of the region’s leading tennis experience.  Starting now, the UAE community can sign up to three different, exciting more

New Exhibition Focusing on Water As A Life Source to Launch This Week, Plus Emirati Crafts Workshop, Reading Groups and More at Jameel Arts Centre

New and upcoming   Exhibition: An Ocean in Every Drop September 22, 2022- April 2, 2023 Galleries Water is a force that produces history, culture, language and social relations. Bodies of water shape human development, sustain trade and empire, and offer means of escape and refuge. The belief in water as the wellspring of life is a tale as old as time itself, held in memories written and recited, from the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, to the indigenous North American origin story of Turtle Island, to the Bible and the Holy Quran. Over time, much has shifted in our understanding of water. Currently, water is in crisis; simultaneously scarce, through drought, and threateningly over-abundant, through floods and rising sea levels. How can we understand this life force through its production of myth and its anchoring more

Dubai Muscle Show Champions Female Bodybuilding Talent By Offering a Staggering AED 100,000 in Prize Money to Its Female Category

Women set to earn more than men at the ground-breaking Dubai Muscle Show The biggest prize money sum in the competition’s history has been contributed by women’s only gym group, FitnGlam Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19th September 2022: One of the region’s biggest bodybuilding events, the Dubai Muscle Classic, is shining a spotlight on female bodybuilding talent this year by offering its biggest sum of prize money to date to the women’s competition.  Dubai Muscle Classic is giving female bodybuilders the chance to win an incredible AED 100,000, as well as 18 Pro Cards, which means that for the first time in the event’s history, the female competitors will be able to win more prize money than the male competitors.  In collaboration with Dubai Sports Council and IFBB Pro Elite, the more

Mansoor is World Champion After Drama in Portugal

Team Abu Dhabi’s Al Mulla lands fifth freestyle world crown in Italy    Vila Velha de Ródão, 19th September, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Mansoor Al Mansoori is the new UIM F2 world champion following a dramatic series of events at the Grand Prix of Portugal.   Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas, Germany’s Stefan Hagin and Finland’s Sami Selio were each disqualified from the final round of the 2022 series for engine infringements following post-race technical checks.    This followed the earlier one lap penalty imposed on Edgaras Riabko for a start infringement, which dropped the Lithuanian from second place to tenth.   The decisions saw American Brent Dillard replacing Munthe-Kaas as race winner, while Al Mansoori climbed from sixth to second position to more

Mansoor Takes Bronze As Hagin Clinches World Title

Team Abu Dhabi star’s brave bid just falls short as Munthe-Kaas wins in Portugal     Vila Velha de Ródão, 18th September, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Mansoor Al Mansoori was forced to settle for third place in the 2022 UIM F2 World Championship as Germany’s Stefan Hagin clinched the title in the Grand Prix of Portugal.   Al Mansoori’s brave bid to succeed team-mate Rashed Al Qemzi as world champion had seen him carry the lead into the final round of the series in Vila Velha de Ródão.   But a seventh place start today proved just too much for the Emirati, who eventually finished sixth as Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas won by + 2.824 secs from Lithuania’s Edgaras Riabko.   Third place on the day was enough to give Hagin the F2 world crown more

92% of Parents in the UAE Say that ‘play' is a Key Component in Helping Children Learn New Things

Inspiring future generations through the power of play – LEGO® Middle East held a first-of-its-kind event unveiling groundbreaking insights from their exclusive LEGO® Play Well 2022 study  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 September 2022: Striving to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through play, LEGO® Middle East held an exclusive event in Dubai to unveil, key global and regional findings from their 2022 Play Well Study. The event gathered key regional thought leaders, influencers and the Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), a subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA); to initiate impactful conversations around the power of play and the attitudes and behaviours related to it.  The one-of-a-kind LEGO® Play Well 2022 study, a global study on play by the LEGO Group, more

Instagram Launches New Parental Supervision Features for Teens in the MENA region

15 September 2022: Instagram today announced new tools and resources designed to support parents, guardians and teens on the platform. The tools and resources are now available across the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.     The new suite of supervision tools will allow parents and guardians to:  ● Send their teen an invitation to supervise their account, or accept an invitation from their teen ● See how long their teen is spending on Instagram each day, and set daily limits  ● Schedule breaks for specific times during the day ● See who their teen follows and who follows them  ● Be notified when their teen chooses to share they have reported an account or post, including who was reported and the type of content   Support Teens’ more

Historical Vuelta for UAE Team Emirates

Two Stage wins, the most combative rider and winners of the Team Classification for Emirati squad After three weeks of high emotion UAE Team Emirates and 19 year-old Juan Ayuso finally were allowed to celebrate as the curtain came down on an intense but successful month of racing.   The final stage to Madrid ended in style with Sebastian Molano proving the strongest of all having being delivered to the line perfectly, with Pascal Ackermann following close in his wheel for 3rd place.    The success of Ayuso was complimented by the strength of his team: Joao Almeida fought to 5th place in the final classification, underlining his Grand Tour pedigree. Marc Soler revived the good times for Spanish cycling with an unforgettable solo victory on Stage 5 into Bilbao.   The whole team would then make the journey to more

Mansoor Primed for Title Showdown in Portugal

This is why we race, says Team Abu Dhabi star in countdown to thrilling F2 decider   Vila Velha de Ródão, 14th September, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Mansoor Al Mansoori is ready for the biggest challenge of his powerboat racing career as he bids to clinch the 2022 UIM F2 World Championship in Portugal at the weekend.   The Emirati driver heads into the final round of the season in Vila Velha de Ródão on Sunday holding a slender three-point championship lead over Sharjah Team’s Sami Selio, with Germany’s Stefan Hagin just one more point away in third place.   It all adds up to a thrilling climax to the title race, and a big test of nerve and skill for the top three as they battle it out on the Tagus river circuit.   “This is why we race, for the chance to more

Team Abu Dhabi Star Looks to Extend Remarkable Unbeaten Run in Italy

Rashid closes in on fifth world title   Abu Dhabi, 13th September, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Mulla aims to clinch a fifth successive freestyle crown in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship when the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy completes the 2022 series at the weekend. The Emirati arrives in the coastal city of Olbia defending a remarkable five-year unbeaten run which has seen him record 13 overall Grand Prix victories and win 28 motos in a row.  Al Mulla’s dominance of the world freestyle series has not been seriously threatened since his first Grand Prix triumph back in November 2017, and he remains highly motivated to deliver more titles to Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club. “I want to keep on winning, and it’s Team Abu Dhabi and the club that really motivate me,” he more

Bodour Al Qasimi Addresses the Forum Edita in Barcelona Celebrating the Resilience of the Publishing Community

The visit to Spain rounds off an important trip to the Iberian Peninsula where the IPA President met with conference delegates and publishing representatives Barcelona, Spain September 12, 2022 – Concluding her recent visit to the Iberian Peninsula, Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the IPA, has addressed delegates of the Forum Edita publishing conference held in Barcelona, Spain.  In its seventh edition, the Forum Edita provides an opportunity for Spanish publishers to meet and discuss the opportunities and challenges the industry faces and Bodour used her speech to highlight issues of digitization and advanced tech, copyright, sustainability, censorship and freedom to publish. Of particular interest were her comments on the role of technology in publishing. During her tenure as President of the IPA, Bodour has more

Ayuso Podiums as La Vuelta Heads for Madrid

Juan Ayuso put in a blistering ride to take third place and all but cement his podium finish on the final mountain stage of this years Vuelta España. The 19-year old Spaniard racing in his debut Grand Tour battled hard with the help of his UAE Team Emirates teammates on Stage 20 from from Moralzarzal to Puerto de Navacerrada (181km) which was won by Richard Carapaz (Ineos-Grenadiers) from a breakaway.  There was cause for celebration also for Joao Almeida who jumped into the top-5 on GC by distancing Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos-Grenadiers).   The team also brings home overall victory in the teams classification with one final stage left from Las Rozas to Madrid (96.7km).    Ayuso: “It’s incredible, I cannot believe it. I took this Vuelta on day by day without any huge expectation and just focusing more

Twitter's robust 2022 outlook

● Global audience growth ● Product launches and platform changes ● New consumer insights   Dubai, UAE, 7 September 2022: Today, Twitter MENA hosted an event in Riyadh for partners highlighting the platform’s plans for the fourth quarter of 2022. Twitter’s Q2 earnings announced a +16% year-on-year growth in average monetizable daily active users (mDAUs) recorded in 2022 (237.8M). This has been reflected in audience’s engagement, with a +39% increase in Tweet engagement and +29% increase in watch time on the platform.   Over the course of 2022, Twitter has continued to globally prioritize and invest in product improvements, research and insights to drive growth on the platform. This has included launches such as Branded Likes, which allows advertisers to own the Twitter more

Forever Raising the Bar- QCON, the Construction Chemicals Expert, Celebrates 7 Years of Success

• A respected name in the Construction Sector, QCON continues to dominate the Construction Chemical domain in the UAE.  7 September 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: One of the most trusted names in the Construction Chemicals industry, QCON is proud to celebrate the achievement of many milestones as they gear up to celebrate their 7 years anniversary.  Established in 2015, QCON General Trading LLC has successfully established a construction material trading platform in the past 7 years with Monish Ramchandani as the Founder, Chairman and CEO. Mr. Ramchandani is well recognised for his outstanding contribution to digital construction. A respected name in the Construction Sector, QCON continues to dominate the Construction Chemical domain in the UAE.  According to Mr. Ramchandani, QCON is like the Harrods, more

Ackermann 2nd in Thrilling Vuelta Finale

• Second best for the German of UAE Team Emirates Pascal Ackermann took 2nd place in the 16th stage of the Vuelta a Espana (Sanlucar de Barrameda-Tomares of 189.4 km) in a final which, contrary to expectations, proved to be full of surprises.   The race seemed to be heading towards a straightforward group sprint, but an attack by Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 2.5 km from the finish, on a short stretch of road in a decisive climb, upset the program: at first only Pascal Ackermann managed to match the Slovenian, then the duo was joined by Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), Danny Van Poppel (Bora-hansgrohe) and Fred Wright (Bahrain-Victorious).   While the Remco Evenepoel red jersey (QuickStep-Alpha Vinyl) was delayed due to a puncture, the five men managed to force a margin (+8″) from the group, enough to get to play more

Ancient Lihyanite ‘Monumental Statue' from AlUla to Louvre Museum

 A magnificent 2.3-meter-high statue carved from sandstone and presumably depicting an ancient Lihyanite king is on five-year loan from the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) to the Louvre Museum.  The ‘Monumental Statue' dates from the 5th - 3rd centuries BCE, and was discovered by archaeologists working at the Dadan archaeological site of AlUla in the North-West of Saudi Arabia.  The statue gained previous renown when exhibited at the Louvre in 2010 for the Roads of Arabia exhibition.   Paris, France 7th of September 2022: AlUla is located in a fertile valley, at the ancient crossroads of the incense and aromatic caravan routes leading from the south of the Arabian Peninsula to Egypt, Mesopotamia and the shores of the Mediterranean.   Around 2.800 years ago, Dadan was one of more

Bodour Al Qasimi Delivers a Powerful Speech on the Importance of Diversity Representation in Publishing

IPA President addresses the 7th Estoril Conference, a two-day event focused on inspiring global citizens to make positive and sustainable change Lisbon, Portugal, September 5, 2022: Cultural diversity and representation in publishing were the focus of an empowering speech by Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association at the 7th edition of the Estoril Conference, recently held in Lisbon.  Held over two days, the Estoril Conference is a platform to promote an open and intergenerational dialogue with the aim of developing a more inclusive and sustainable future. In order to create effective change, the conference brings together global citizens inspiring the co-creation of effective and solution-driven coalitions. In her address to delegates, Bodour made a poignant speech using case studies as well more

Al Saeedi Group and NEXEN TIRE Celebrate Women Drivers on Emirati Women's Day

Dubai – September 5, 2022: NEXEN TIRE Corporation, one of the fastest-growing tire manufacturers worldwide, has partnered with the Al Saeedi Group to launch a digital campaign that empowers women drivers in the UAE on Emirati Women’s Day. The company revealed a promotional video to empower Arab Women in the field of driving uniting different women to work towards a sustainable future.  The campaign was represented by several key women in the driving community. They shared their personal stories about overcoming the challenges women face and offered encouragement to other women that aspire to be drivers with Hamda Taryam, the UAE’s first female drag racer as the brand ambassador. The video also featured other renowned women performers showing off their driving skills, such as Alia Zahran, Hawra Mohamed, Khulood more

Third Place for Ackermann in Thriller in Montilla

The thirteenth stage of the Vuelta a Espana presented a 168.4km course without GPM but full of ups and downs, with a rise in the last kilometre to the finish line that decided the race.   The stage was quiet until the last few kilometers, with the escape well controlled by the group and reabsorbed at -10km from the finish.   Here the teams started working to get their fast men to the best positions.   Oliveira and Molano accompanied Ackermann at the head of the group, with the German who tried to take everyone by surprise by launching himself in a very long sprint in the last thousand meters. The UAE Team Emirates rider however, was unable to maintain the advantage until the finish line on the short but hard final kick.   The final victory went to Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), followed by Bryan Coquard more

Twitter rolls-out testing of most requested update: The Edit Button

Edit Tweet testing to be expanded to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks UAE, 1st September: Today, Twitter rolls-out internal testing of the Edit Tweet feature before expanding to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks. The screenshot below may look a lot like an edited Tweet. That’s because it is, and people could be seeing more of them soon.   Given that this is the most requested feature to date, Twitter wanted to both share an update on its progress and give people on the platform a heads up that, even if they’re not in a test group, everyone will still be able to see if a Tweet has been edited. What is Edit Tweet? Edit Tweet is a feature that lets people make changes to their Tweet after it’s been published. Think of it as a short period of time to do things like fix typos, add more

New Iteration of ‘Library Circles' at Jameel Arts Centre Explores Urban Planning in Dubai's Jaddaf Neighborhood

Coming soon Library Circles: Rashed Qurwash September 14, 2022- February 13, 2023 Jameel Library Library Circles is a series of research, talks and experimental interventions by UAE practitioners in the Jameel Library and Jameel Arts Centre. The programme explores alternative research methodologies and representations with a focus on “thinking in public”. For the Fall iteration of Library Circles, Jameel Library presents a research display by artist Rashed Qurwash. Qurwash investigates the Jaddaf neighborhood in Dubai and the practices it had once held through images, documents and interviews conducted with people who have occupied the area at various capacities. In addition to individual accounts, Rashed investigates Jaddaf’s urban planning prior to the development within the local area in the more

Sharjah Women's Sports Team to Face Bahrain Club in FBMA GCC Volleyball Cup for Ladies Final

• Sharjah Women’s Sports Team beat Al Wasl in all-UAE semi-final while Bahrain Club defeat FBMA Team at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu Arena.   Abu Dhabi, 31st August 2022: Sharjah Women’s Sports Team and Bahrain Club booked their place in the inaugural Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) GCC Volleyball Cup for Ladies final after winning their respective semi-final matches in Abu Dhabi. At the Jiu-Jitsu Arena, Bahrain Club beat FBMA Team in straight sets while Sharjah Women’s Sports Team came out on top against Al Wasl in the all-UAE last-four encounter.   Bahrain’s impressive 3-0 (25-9, 25-9, 25-4) victory against a spirited FBMA Team meant they extended their winning streak in the tournament after winning both their group stage matches against Kuwait’s Salwa Al Sabah more

Twitter Introduces Greater Control and Personalisation of the Platform with Twitter Circle

Feature is now available globally, after being tested amongst a select global feedback group back in May   Dubai, UAE - 31 August, 2022: Today, Twitter is launching Twitter Circle, a new way to share Tweets with a smaller group to everyone on the platform. With Twitter Circle, people will now have the flexibility to choose who can see and engage with their content on a Tweet-by-Tweet basis. This means that they can have more intimate conversations and build closer connections with a smaller crowd.    The beta version was tested in a small feedback group in May, allowing users to create personalized tools that empower people to tailor how, when and with whom they engage with. Starting today, this feature will be available on iOS, Android, and globally.   Selecting your more

UAE Announces a Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa for “Hayya” Card Holders Attending FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

UAE - 31, August 2022:  The UAE has announced an integrated programme supporting holders of the “Hayya” Card issued by FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will take this year from November 20 to December 18. The programme comes within the UAE’s initiatives aiming to support the state of Qatar, in hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Through the Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa options, the UAE will be hosting the world cup fans, allowing them to enter UAE multiple times over a period of 90 days. The Federal Authority For Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, explained that the programme includes granting a multiple-entry visa to the UAE for a total period of up to (90) days from the date of issuance of this visa. The visa fees is reduced to AED 100 and will be paid once for the whole more

Waterfront Market's ‘Murals and Art Competition' returns for fifth year, with AED 30,000 Prize Money up for Grabs!

The winner will get the chance to unveil their mural in an exciting celebration at the Waterfront Market as part of Dubai Art Season (DAS) 2023 Submit your entry today on the Waterfront Market’s website: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August 2022: Dubai’s premier fresh-food destination, Waterfront Market, is joining forces once more with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) for the highly anticipated Murals and Art Competition as part of the Market’s continued efforts of celebrating local homegrown talents.  Returning for its fifth consecutive year, the winning artist will be awarded a valuable prize of AED 30,000 and will unveil their mural at the Waterfront Market as part of the coveted Dubai Art Season (DAS) 2023 organised by the Dubai Culture more

The OMEGA Celebrity Masters Begins a Special Week of Golf

Ahead of the legendary OMEGA Masters golf tournament being held this week, a special group of celebrities joined the Swiss watchmaker in the mountains on Wednesday to play in the annual OMEGA Celebrity Masters event. Usually accustomed to walking the red carpet – these famous faces stepped onto the greens of Crans-Montana, displaying their skills of precision in front of an excited crowd. This year’s group of stars included the American actors Anthony Anderson, Charlie Day, Drew Starkey, Tiffany Haddish, and Ross Butler, as well as Hockey legend, Teemu Selänne and one of the most photographed influencers around, Blake Gray. To boost their amateur status, they were split into teams alongside OMEGA’s own professional players, including Guido Migliozzi, Sean Crocker, and Rasmus Hojgaard. The OMEGA Celebrity more

December Dates Set for Return of Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Three-day tournament promises world-class tennis and festive fun from 16-18 December at Zayed Sports City’s International Tennis Centre Pre-registration for the much-anticipated 14th edition is now open at with signed merchandise to be won Friday, 26 August 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: The region’s leading tennis experience, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, will return to Abu Dhabi’s sporting and entertainment calendar from 16 – 18 December, 2022  With championship owners Flash Entertainment confirming the tournament dates, global sports fans can secure the best available seats at the International Tennis Centre in Zayed Sports City by visiting to pre-register and be the first to know when tickets are released. Those who sign-up for pre-registration will more

A Fearless Soler Triumphs at La Vuelta in Bilbao

Spaniard takes his second Grand Tour stage win It was a day to remember for Marc Soler, who conquers the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana after 187.2 km from Irún to Bilbao.   The Catalan was not among the first riders to go on the attack, closing a gap of 1’45” solo, and marking himself as one of the strongest riders on the climbs.   Of the 18 men in the break, they slowly dropped one by one over the last 30km , before Soler made his move on the second ascent of El Vivero climb.   Soler, at first in difficulty just a few kilometers from the second brow of the Alto del Vivero, regained his strength and overtook all his rivals, reaching the GPM first with about ten seconds of advantage.   In the descent, the Spanish rider did not extend his margin, but he still managed to more

Ulissi Finishes Tour du Limousin with Podium

3rd on the final stage for the Italian     Diego Ulissi finished off the Tour du Limousin with 3rd place on the uphill finish from Saint-Laurent-sur-Gorre to Limoges (174.8km). The result cements his 2nd place on GC behind Alex Aranburu (Movistar) after a very consistent week of racing.   Early in the stage the team had Alessandro Covi covering the large breakaway of 15 riders. This move would be brought back and in the final Rui Oliveira controlled the late attacks to line up Ulissi and Trentin for the uphill sprint, though they would run-out of road to catch Vincenzo Albanese (Eolo-Kometa).   Matteo Trentin took 7th place to place 2 riders in the top-10 for the Emirati squad.   Ulissi: “Today we got a good third place even though we were aiming to win the stage to get the bonus more

Adrenaline Youth Dance Company Win UDO World Street Dance Championships 2022 in Blackpool

• GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis’ elite dance squad beat 12 international teams • Adrenaline won the under-18 beginners category with their street dance routine • Nine students from years 7 to 12 competed among 220 teams from 32 countries     DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The Adrenaline Youth Dance Company from GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis, have beaten 12 international dance squads to become the United Dance Organisation (UDO) Under-18 Beginners World Street Dance Champions.  Thousands of dancers from across the globe came together to compete for World Champion titles in front of some of the biggest street and hip-hop dance celebrity judges.    The UDO World Street Dance Championships took place on 11-14 August and were held at the more

Mitch Evans Finishes Runner-Up for Jaguar TCS Racing in 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

• New Zealander, Mitch Evans is runner-up in season eight of the ABB FIA Formula E Drivers’ World Championship, completing the season with 180 points for Jaguar TCS Racing • Mitch Evans climbed through the field in the season finale to finish seventh, fighting for the drivers’ world championship until the very last race • Norman Nato finished fifteenth in the Hana Bank Seoul E-Prix • Briton, Sam Bird, who was unable to compete in the season finale due to an injury, finished the season thirteenth  • Jaguar TCS Racing finished fourth in the teams’ standings with 231 points – the team’s biggest points haul in Formula E   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2022 – After 15 races in ten cities across four continents, Mitch Evans is runner-up in the more

Bahraini Students help Drive BRX towards World Rally Raid Success

Prodrive internships could lead to motor sport careers with top team 16th August, 2022: Six Bahraini engineering students have enjoyed once in a lifetime opportunities helping to keep Bahrain Raid Xtreme on course for victory in the new World  Rally-Raid Championship (WRRC). The group, selected from the University of Bahrain, the American University of Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic University, have just completed month-long internships with world-leading motorsport and advanced technology business, Prodrive, in England. During their time at the heart of the UK’s multi-billion pound ‘motorsport valley’, they were involved in design, construction and everyday operations with the BRX Hunter car that currently leads the inaugural WRRC. At the state-of-the-art Prodrive headquarters in Banbury, more

Emirates Literature Foundation Announces the Launch of the Kateb Maktub Competition for the Second Year

Close to hitting the target of 15,000 Wikipedia pages, the initiative continues to drive visibility of Arab authors on the internet   15, August 2022, Dubai, UAE: Following the huge success of the Arabic edition of the competition in 2021, the Emirates Literature Foundation and Wikimedians of the UAE User Group have launched the Kateb Maktub competition in English. The organizers call on all the Wikipedia editor and enthusiasts to create English articles about Arab authors before the deadline of August 18, 2022.   The competition aims to introduce Arabic literature and Arab writers to the English-speaking global community by increasing the number of articles available on Wikipedia. Competition winners are eligible for cash prizes, with the person in first place receiving US $500, runners-up receiving US $400 and US more

beIN SPORTS and Twitter Partner ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 TM

Twitter secures official content from every match to share with MENA-based fans throughout the tournament  UAE, 15 August 2022: beIN MEDIA GROUP and its flagship channel beIN SPORTS, the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has partnered with Twitter to share bespoke content throughout the world’s biggest football event, which kicks off in Qatar on 20 November 2022. beIN SPORTS will be sharing content for regional audiences across Twitter, highlighting the biggest moments throughout the tournament and providing brands and marketers with association opportunities via Twitter Amplify sponsorship. Each match will be highlighted through content clips, one match recap and an in-studio analysis, aired through the beIN SPORTS official handle, @beINSPORTS for a more

Mansoor Claims Victory in Lithuania to Grab Lead in World Title Race

Team Abu Dhabi star produces brilliant display to grab maiden F2 Grand Prix win   14th August, 2022:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Mansoor Al Mansoori powered his way into the lead in the 2022 UIM F2 World Championship today with a commanding victory in the Grand Prix of Lithuania.   After securing his first F2 pole position in Kupiškis 24 hours earlier, Al Mansoori produced an immaculate performance to claim his maiden Grand Prix success by 2.416 secs from Sharjah Team’s Sami Seliö.   It was a mature and impressive display from the Emirati driver who has gradually grown in confidence since joining Team Abu Dhabi last season.   The result more than made up for Al Mansoori’s disappointment in Lithuania last year when he was force out of the race after being rammed from more

Bennett Climbs to Podium at Tour de L'Ain

 Kiwi 3rd on final day, takes 7th on GC    Friday 12th August 2022:  After disappointment yesterday George Bennett took a fine 3rd place on stage 3 of the Tour de L’Ain with the Kiwi rider attacking the favourites group on the short but hilly stage from Plateau d’Hauteville to Lélex (131km).   Bennett had misfortune yesterday when his rear derailleur became blocked when an ice sock became caught in it. Carrying this forward to the final stage he had a clean run at stage 3 and attacked the leaders group in pursuit of lone leader and eventual stage winner Antonio Pedrero (Movistar).   The 32 year old climber would be joined by Harry Sweeny (Lotto-Soudal) with the duo forging a gap ahead of the yellow jersey group led by race leader Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), and pulling out time more

UAE Team Emirates Continue to Strengthen with Novak Signing

 Slovenian rider joins on 2-year contract   Thursday 11th August 2022:  UAE Team Emirates continue to strengthen their squad for the future with the signing of Domen Novak who will join the team starting from 2023.   The 27-year old from Dolenja vas is the latest rider to commit his future to the team alongside Tim Wellens and Felix Grosschartner who have already been confirmed to join the Emirati squad.   Novak is a former Slovenian road race champions and stood alongside his compatriot Tadej Pogačar and Rafal Majka this year on the final podium of the Tour of Slovenia, underlining his climbing pedigree.   Novak: “It has been my dream to ride for UAE Team Emirates alongside a champion like Tadej Pogačar and so many other good riders. Now the dream has came true, more

Rashed Aims for Victory in Lithuania to Revive World Title Hopes

Abu Dhabi ace vows to fight back from Polish setback and tips team-mate for the top   Abu Dhabi, 9th August, 2022: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi has set his sights on victory in the Grand Prix of Lithuania at the weekend to revive his hopes of a fourth UIM F2 World Championship crown.   The Emirati driver is determined to shrug off last month’s setback in Poland where a race error from one of the backmarkers put him out this season’s opening round.   “A similar thing happened to me in the first Grand Prix last season, and I still came through to take the title,” said the Emirati driver, ahead of Sunday’s second round of the championship in Kupiškis.   “I believe I still have a good chance this time. I have a brand new boat which is very good for more

Yousif Mirza takes Home Gold in Islamic Solidarity Games for UAE

Emirati rider wins gold in track event in Turkey News | Team – Monday 8th August 2022   UAE Team Emirates’ Emirati star, Yousif Mirza won a second gold medal for the UAE National Team in the fifth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games in the Turkish city of Konya on the Kon track. Mirza, the first Emirati on the UCI World Tour, continued the UAE’s strong performances in the Games earning 38 points in the points category of the track competition. Teammate, Ahmed Al-Mansoori won the bronze medal in the same category with 16 points, whilst Iranian, Behnam Arian took silver. After the third day of competition, the UAE’s medal tally sits on an impressive three, two gold and one bronze, all of which have come through cycling. Teammate, Ahmed Al-Mansoori had earlier impressed on the opening day more

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