|Dubai Calligraphy Biennale Offers Inspiring Knowledge-rich Talks|
Hosting a selection of speakers, calligraphers, artists, and calligraphy experts
Dubai, UAE, 30 September 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is offering a series of inspiring talks presented to visitors of Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, enabling them to explore the richness of the art of calligraphy and its beauty. The inaugural edition, which launches on 1 October, will witness 25+ talks, in addition to 19 exhibitions and the activation of 35+ locations around Dubai. The biennale, which is held with the participation of 200 local and international calligraphers and artists, aims to highlight the importance of calligraphy as an expressive and aesthetic tool, which contributes to achieving Dubai’s cultural vision of cementing its position as a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving ......read more
|Andersson Clinches World Title with Victory in Sardinia|
Team Abu Dhabi take the fight to Sharjah as Swedes close in on their team crown
1st October, 2023: Sweden’s Jonas Andersson clinched the UIM F1H2O World Championship for the second time today with a convincing victory in the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy.
Andersson’s start-to-finish success in Olbia also puts Team Sweden in a strong position to secure the team title won for the last five times by Team Abu Dhabi.
While the defending champions had a disappointing day in Olbia, with Thani Al Qemzi finishing eighth and Rashid Al Qemzi tenth, they will still take the fight into December’s final round in Sharjah, which has produced so many dramatic finishes over the years.
Andersson was crowned champion in Sardinia after an impressive third successive Grand Prix ......read more
|Formolo Clinches Victory as UAE Team Emirates Pull-off 1-2 in Italy|
• Formolo wins the Coppa Agostoni, Hirschi 2nd •
29th September 2023: In Lissone, on the finish line on the Coppa Agostoni, Davide Formolo celebrates a solo victory, followed in second position by his team mate Marc Hirschi.
The double is the result of a perfect race for UAE Team Emirates, that animated the final part of the 195,7 km of the course which started and finished in Lissone.
At 60 km to go, Formolo took the head of the field with another 5 riders on the third passage of the Lissolo climb, then the breakaway was reduced to 4 cyclists who were joined by Marc Hirschi in the downhill after the last passage on Lissolo.
The head group came into to the final 30 km with two riders from the Emirati team, Victor Lafay (Cofidis), Warren Barguil (Arkéa Samsic) and Chris Harper ......read more
|Emirates Literature Foundation Invites Students to Participate in Exciting Competitions: Readers' Cup and Poetry for All|
Dubai, September 28, 2023: The Emirates Literature Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2024 edition of their annual student competitions: the Chevron Readers’ Cup competition and the Emirates NBD Poetry for All Competition. Both educational initiatives are designed with the aim to nurture young talents, foster a love for literature, and promote creative expression among the youth across the region.
Ahlam Bolooki, CEO of the Emirates Literature Foundation, Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and Managing Director of ELF Publishing said: “We understand that every child is unique, and our competitions are tailored to engage each child in a way that best suits their abilities and interests. We want to give every child the highest chance of falling in love with literature, whether it's ......read more
|Young UAE-based Karting Drivers Eager to Taste World Success after Podium Finishes in Europe|
• Dubai Kartdrome’s Oscar Lambert and Jeremey Montgomery-Swan registered third and second places at the Sodi World Series and credited the venue’s DAKA programme for their karting development on the track.
Dubai, 28 September 2023: Two young UAE-based karting drivers have spoken of their determination to win on the world stage in the future after securing podium finishes in a leading international competition in Europe.
Dubai Kartdrome’s Oscar Lambert and Jeremey Montgomery-Swan produced impressive performances in the recent Sodi World Series World Finals in Slovakia as they rose to the challenge against the best aspiring karters from around the world.
Lambert, 15, finished third place in the Kids category while his team-mate Montgomery-Swan, 14, sealed second spot in the Junior ......read more
|School of Life Reveals the Secrets of Calligraphy and Highlights Its Beauty|
Dubai, UAE, 26 September 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is offering community members an innovative edutainment environment through its School of Life project at Al Safa Art and Design Library, Al Twar, Al Mankhool and Hatta public libraries with a set of interactive sessions and workshops aimed at building life skills and motivating individuals to prioritise their personal welfare, by raising their level of awareness and concern for their mental and physical health and enabling them to contribute to making a positive change in society.
The October programme, under the umbrella of the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, is held under the theme ‘Beauty of Calligraphy’ offering 15 workshops in Arabic and English. In Al Twar Public Library, participants will be introduced to calligraphy in 4 related ......read more
|DP World Tour Championship Prepares to Celebrate 15 Years of Excellence|
• 15th edition of the season-ending event will bring 50 of the world’s top golf stars to Dubai
• Championship Village will see free golf lessons for all ages, Ladies Day celebrations, trick-shot shows and an incredible atmosphere amongst extensive food and beverage offerings
26 September 2023 – Dubai, UAE: The prestigious DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, returns for its 15th edition in just 50 days, promising an unparalleled blend of world-class golfing action, entertainment, and exciting experiences. Following record weekend crowds last year and a sold-out event, the championship will take place from 16 – 19 November at Jumeirah Golf Estates, and is shaping up to be an unmissable experience.
Dubbed as a world-class sporting and social event, the DP World Tour Championship is the grand finale of ......read more
|Hirschi Seals Overall Title at Tour of Luxembourg|
1. McNulty also climbs podium as UAE Team Emirates sweep top-10 2.
Marc Hirschi and UAE Team Emirates showed a lot of poise and control to take home the overall crown at the Tour of Luxembourg.
UAE Team Emirates controlled the pace at the head of affairs picking off bonus seconds and keeping an eye on their rivals on the circuit finish from Mersch to Luxembourg (177km).
Jan Christian and Felix Grossschartner controlled the pace in the final kilometres with Brandon McNulty and Diego Ulissi waiting in the wings to follow attacks. The stage was won by Tobias Johannessen (Uno-X) who slipped away on the final lap but was no threat to the overall classification which Hirschi took by 3’’ over McNulty and 5’’ to his nearest rival Ben Healy (Education First Easypost).
The ......read more
|Brilliant Rashed Grabs Pole in Portugal|
Abu Dhabi star underlines F2 dominance as battle for silver and bronze goes down to the wire
23rd September 2023: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi underlined his dominance of the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship today with another stunning performance to secure pole position for tomorrow’s final Grand Prix of the season in Portugal.
Having wrapped up his fourth F2 world title with one round to spare last weekend, the Emirati driver produced another impressive display to win the seven-boat qualifying shoot-out in dramatic fashion at Vila Velha de Ródão.
Lithuania’s Edgaras Riabko briefly looked to be heading for a repeat of his pole position success in Peso da Régua when he squeezed ahead of Al Qemzi late in the session, but the champion responded with a brilliant final lap ......read more
|Hirschi Podiums in Luxembourg Queen Stage|
• 2nd place for Swiss who climbs GC ranking
News | Team – 23rd September 2023
Marc Hirschi took a fine 2nd place in a rain soaked stage 3 at the Tour of Luxembourg. Adverse weather conditions added to the difficulty of the intense, hilly stage from Mertert to Vianden (168.4km) which was won by a daring solo move by Ben Healy (Education First Easypost).
UAE Team Emirates controlled the pace at the head of affairs for much of the day with Michael Vink and young Jan Christen keeping tabs on moves going up the road. Healy made a long-range attack with -35km to go and held it to the line with Hirschi teaming up with Dylan Teuns (Israel Premier Tech) to limit the losses behind to 15’’ which brings the Swiss rider up to 2nd overall in the general classification.
Brandon ......read more
|Nirvikar Films Unveils a Gripping Tale of Intrigue in "Aakhri Sach" - A Blockbuster Psychological Thriller Series on Disney+ Hotstar|
Dubai, [21st sept 2023] - Nirvikar Films proudly presents "Aakhri Sach," a spine-tingling Indian Hindi-language crime investigative thriller television series exclusively available on Disney+ Hotstar. This enthralling series delves into the enigmatic depths of fate's web, uncovering the clandestine family secrets and unfathomable horrors lurking beneath the surface. Based on true events, "Aakhri Sach" unfolds the haunting story of a family of 11 found mysteriously hanging to death in their Delhi home, leaving behind no suicide note or apparent domestic issues. As the plot thickens, a determined young cop, portrayed by the talented Tamannaah Bhatia, embarks on a relentless journey to unveil the truth behind these perplexing deaths.
In an electrifying press conference held at Flying Catch last evening, Ujwal ......read more
|Dubai Sports Council & International Cricket Council discuss ways of boosting Common Cooperation|
H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), confirmed the prestigious status of Dubai in hosting various international championships, besides hosting of the headquarters of international sports federations & organizations, thanks to the availability of all factors of success & attraction to sports championships & entities; top of these factors are the proper legislations, well-based infrastructure & distinctive quality of life.
He also affirmed the importance of the cricket sport & its distinctive status among the other various international sports events, which take place in Dubai annually & attract prominent group of world stars, participants & fans from all over the world, thanks to generous sponsorship of this sport besides the hosting of the headquarters of the ......read more
|Dubai Culture and UAE Falcons Federation Join Hands to Preserve Emirati Heritage|
Dubai, UAE, 21 September 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Falcons Federation to strengthen collaboration in promoting awareness of Emirati heritage among the public. Both entities will work together to organise a series of initiatives and activities focused on preserving Emirati heritage and culture. This partnership reflects the shared commitment of both parties to instil a deeper sense of national identity in society and contribute to the preservation and promotion of heritage sports.
The partnership between Dubai Culture and the UAE Falcons Federation reflects the principles of Dubai's government in facilitating communication between local entities and institutions, exchanging best practices and experiences to achieve common goals that support the ......read more
|Special Olympics UAE Partners with Ministry of Community Development in Organizing Athletes Safeguarding Program at People of Determination's Clubs Nationwide|
• The workshop was launched to implement initiatives to protect athletes’ rights and ensure that People of Determination enjoy their right in a safe and stable life
• The workshop discussed subunits in all sports clubs and entities affiliated with Special Olympics UAE
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2023: Special Olympics UAE organized a workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development to kickstart the implementation of the Athletes Safeguarding Program and implement the program's goals to ensure the rights of people of determination players in clubs, centres, and entities affiliated with the UAE Special Olympics.
The joint workshop held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Community Development in Dubai was attended by 25 coaches and officials from 21 ......read more
|Rashed Aims for Grand Finale in Portugal|
Abu Dhabi duo praise race legend Cappellini for team’s winning culture as F2 championship reaches finish line
20th September 2023: Newly-crowned four-time champion Rashed Al Qemzi and team-mate Mansoor Al Mansoori want to give Team Abu Dhabi a grand finale to the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship in Portugal at the weekend.
After clinching his latest title triumph with a second-place finish at Peso da Régua, Al Qemzi has set his sights on a third race victory of the season in Sunday’s second leg of the Grand Prix of Portugal at Vila Velha de Ródão on Sunday.
A podium finish last weekend revived Al Mansoori’s fortunes after his earlier disappointments, and he will be looking for a repeat performance as the championship reaches its climax on the Tagus river ......read more
|Dubai Sports Council organizes Badminton Competition of the 5th Labor Sports Tournament with Participation of 350 Male & Female Laborers|
Distinctive Participation of Women for the First Time in the Badminton Competition
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has launched the 5th edition of the Labor Sports Tournament earlier this month in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai, Dubai Police & Dubai Municipality, and under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.
The Tournament, which continues up to 13th March 2024, takes place at various 10 locations in Dubai, and it comprises 11 sports competitions.
The badminton competition of the current edition of the Labor Sports Tournament witnessed remarkable participation of more than 350 laborers; among them are female laborers for the first time in the Tournament’s history.
Winners of the first three places besides ......read more
|Bax takes daring Victory and Hirschi Finishes Second in Italy as Ayuso concludes a strong Vuelta Espana|
• First win in UAE Team Emirates colours for Dutchman
• Ayuso seals white in Madrid •
Sjoerd Bax took an impressive victory at the Trofeo Matteotti in Italy.
The action kicked off when Lorenzo Rota (Intermarche-Wanty) tried to take advantage of his position in the lead to pull ahead, who was followed by Bax while behind them no one seemed to want to take control of the situation, giving them ten seconds three kilometers from the line. The two worked together, but in the last kilometre they begin to look at each other. A thrilling sprint emerged, which saw the triumph of Sjoerd Bax ahead of Simone Velasco (Astana),with Rota completing the podium.
The win marks the 51st of the year for UAE Team Emirates.
Bax: “Of course I’m super happy with the win. It ......read more
|Dubai Culture Offers Aspiring Talent Calligraphy Courses Rooted in Innovation, Tradition, and Modernity|
Dubai, UAE, September 16 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is announcing its Arabic Calligraphy, Ornamentation, and Gilding Courses, designed to nurture and inspire emerging talent in the realm of Arabic calligraphy. Running from September 18th to December, this initiative signifies our unwavering dedication to preserving and advancing the artforms. Through these courses, the aim is to provide aspiring artists with valuable educational and cultural experiences while offering diverse platforms for them to showcase their calligraphic creations.
Under the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale umbrella, this project targets individuals aged 13 and above, including school and university students in addition to enthusiasts and amateurs in Arabic calligraphy. and all other interested parties. It offers specialized ......read more
|Hirschi takes 50th Season Victory for UAE Team Emirates at Coppa Sabatini|
1. Pogačar rounds out podium in Italy 2.
15th September 2023: Marc Hirschi took a milestone victory for UAE Team Emirates as the Swiss champion crossed the line with his hands aloft at the Coppa Sabatini in Italy today.
After a podium ride by Felix Grossschartner at the Giro Della Toscana yesterday the team was motivated to take the top step with Hirschi getting the better of yesterday’s winner, the in-form Pavel Sivakov (Ineos-Grenadiers), in a two-up sprint to the line.
Tadej Pogačar was tasked with the job of blocking any attacks behind and managed to come through for a third-place podium as he builds towards his final end of year objective at Il Lombardia.
The win marks Hirschi’s 6th triumph of the season and the 50th of the year for the Emirati ......read more
|700 Athletes from the Various Countries of the World to Participate in the 2nd Edition of “Dubai Pro Bodybuilding Championship”|
Dubai Pro Bodybuilding Championship, qualifying to Mr. Olympia 2023, will take place on 23rd & 24th Sept. at the Halls of Dubai World Trade Center, and will be held with participation of more than 700 amateur & professional athletes who compete to win valuable prizes worth $ 90 thousand.
The Championship will be organized by the Oxygen Club, with the support of Dubai Sports Council (DSC).
The Championship’s details were unveiled during a press conference, convened at DSC’s premises, and addressed by H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC / Mr. Adel Al-Ali, Head of the Organizing Committee / Brandon Curry, the Mr. Olympia’s Champion in 2019 / Ahmed Ashkanani, holder of silver medal in the World Bodybuilding Championship “Mr. Olympia” in 2016 & 2017, and winner of several ......read more
|Großschartner Podiums at Giro Della Toscana|
1. Three riders in top-10 for UAE in Italy as Angliru tackled in Spain 2.
13th September 2023: Felix Großschartner put in a strong showing at the Giro Della Toscana in Italy today, taking third place podium after an attritional race.
The Emirati team were strongly present with Tadej Pogačar taking 4th and Davide Formolo 6th in the 191km classic starting and finishing in Pontedera, which was won by Pavel Sivakov (Ineos-Grenadiers).
The racing in Italy continues tomorrow with the Coppa Sabatini as UAE Team Emirates go in search of the 50th win of the season.
Großschartner: “We had numbers on the last climb but I think Sivakov was on a really good day today so congrats to him. In the end Tadej told me to go so I pressed on and managed 3rd which I’m satisfied with ......read more
|Record-breaking Triyas Set to Return in February 2024|
• The 14th edition of the ultimate fitness challenge will take place at Yas Marina Circuit on Saturday 24th February 2024, with pre-registration now open
• A record setting 1380 athletes competed across 12 categories in 2023, with 150 young athletes taking part in TriKIDS to advance development of youth sports
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 September 2023: Following a record-breaking edition in 2023, athletes across the Middle East can look forward to the upcoming 14th edition of TriYAS, set to return to Yas Marina Circuit on Saturday 24th February 2024, with organisers today confirming the official opening of pre-registration.
The 2023 staging of the local classic saw more than 1,380 athletes competing across 12 categories, with elite triathletes and first-time ......read more
|DRO Onam Celebration Showcases a Range of Kerala traditions, Cultural Performances and Delicious Onasadhya|
The DRO Onam celebration was held on Sunday, 10th September, 2023 at Capital School, Al Qusais. The day-long celebration featured a wide array of events including Thaalappoli, Thiruvatira, Chenda Melam, Tug of War, Games for adults, Games for kids, Solo song, Group song, Kids’ dance and much more. According to the DRO Family Onam celebration committee, “Hundreds of DRO residents got together to an event that celebrated the cultural heritage of Kerala. The diverse mix of our residents came together to enjoy the traditional flavours of Kerala in true Onam fashion.”
“The event featured the talents of DRO residents. The ‘chendamelam’ by Karak Chai Music Band, further enhanced the entertainment quotient. The event concluded with a delicious sadhya, comprising of over 32 items, served in the ......read more
|Dubai Sports Council Meets with Global Football Academies to Boost Talents Scouting|
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) convened a meeting with the most prominent global football academies in Dubai to boost the scouting of sports talents within the presence of working teams & coaches from the best global football schools.
The meeting dealt with the “Sport Talents Scouting Policy”, which was held as part of Dubai’s plan 2033, aiming to scout & attract talents in various strategic sectors and create appropriate environment to place UAE among the best countries in the field of global talents competitiveness indicators.
The meeting took place at DSC’s premises under title “National Initiative & Global Partnership”, in the presence of H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC / H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, the Assistant Secretary General of DSC / Mr. Ahmed ......read more
|Tashkeel to Issue Open Calls for Three Prestigious Programmes for Artists and Designers|
Art & design incubator now accepting applications for First Solo Residency and Critical Practice Programme with the Tanween design programme to follow soon
Dubai, UAE – 11 September 2023: This season, Tashkeel – one of the UAE’s key art and design incubators – is accepting applications from artists and designers for its three most prestigious initiatives: First Solo Residency, Critical Practice Programme and Tanween Design Programme. With each platform offering creative practitioners the chance to strengthen skills, push practice and develop new work, Tashkeel continues its commitment to the UAE visual art and design sector.
Deadline for submissions
First Solo Residency (for Tashkeel members only): 10pm, 26 September
Critical Practice Programme (for UAE-based creatives): 10pm, 10 ......read more
|Sensational Win for Yates at GP Montreal|
1. Record 49th win of season for UAE Team Emirates 2.
11th September 2023: Adam Yates won one of the most entertaining editions of the GP de Montreal (World Tour race on a 12,3 km circuit for a total of 221,4 km), taking over the honour from his teammate Tadej Pogačar, who took the title in 2022.
The British rider added this special triumph to his satisfying season closing in the amazing performance by the whole UAE Team Emirates. Especially in the last three laps, the riders directed by Director Simone Pedrazzini led the head group with a very high pace, with Rafal Majka and Brandon McNulty who succeeded in heavily selecting the top contenders list on the toughest climb of the course, the Cote de Camillien-Houde (1,8 km at 7,3%).
On the final passage on the hill, Adam Yates ......read more
|Molano King of the Sprint in Vuelta Showdown|
• Well executed lead-out takes Colombian to glory •
Sebastian Molano took home the first victory of this Vuelta España for UAE Team Emirates with a sprint win on stage 12 from Ólvega to Zaragoza(150.6km).
The sprint train tandem of Molano and Rui Oliveira timed their effort to perfection, benefitting from the work done by Alpecin-Deceuninck before Oliveira hitting the front at the perfect moment at -400m and opening up the path for Molano to deliver ahead of his closest rival Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck).
The 28-year-old Colombian took a comfortable win in the end, converting the 48th triumph of the season so far for UAE Team Emirates.
Molano : “I’m very happy with this win : the team did an amazing job and I dedicate this victory to them and to my ......read more
|Dubai Sports Council Announces the Launch of the 2nd “Women Running Race”|
• The race comprises Four Stages taking place at Various Tourist Destinations in Dubai
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) announced that the 2nd edition of “Women Running Race” will take place from 30th Sept. to 11th Nov. 2023 at the most eminent & famous tourist destinations in Dubai, and it comprises four various stages.
Participants in the Event will compete in three different distances; these are: 2.5 km, 5 km & 10 km.
Each participant will gain an innovative medal, which is composed of 4 separate medals. Each one of these separate medals contains the logo of the zone where the respective stage of the Race will take place. Once the various stages of the Race are completed, then the four separate medals will be assembled in one big medal, holding the name of ......read more
|Dubai Sports Council Gears up to Launch Dubai Schools Games Tournament|
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) is gearing up for the organization of the Dubai Schools Games; the biggest school sports tournament of its kind in Dubai, which represents the preliminary step for scouting & developing sports talents before moving to join clubs & become Olympic champions.
DSC discussed with the ESM Co., the Tournament’s organizer, details of the 4th edition of the Tournament, which will kick off next Oct. with participation of governmental & private schools.
Participants in the Tournament, which has been launched in 2019, will compete in more than 20 sports competitions; these are: football, volleyball, basketball, rhythmic Gymnastics, golf, people of determination games, tennis, swimming, cycling, badminton, indoor cricket, outdoor cricket, padel, gymnastics, chess, remote chess, esports, ......read more
|Rashed Storms to Victory in Italy|
Team Abu Dhabi star extends lead in world title race with flawless start-to-finish Grand Prix win
San Nazzaro, Italy: 4th September 2023: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi recorded an impressive victory in Grand Prix of Italy today to increase his lead in the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship.
Chasing a fourth F2 world drivers’ title, the Emirati driver produced a flawless performance on the River Po circuit in San Nazzaro to record a comfortable success from Sweden’s Daniel Segenmark and maintain his 100% record this season.
Al Qemzi’s second successive win increased his lead in the championship to 16 points over Monaco’s Giacomo Sacchi who claimed the third podium place on the day.
Lithuania’s Edgaras Riabko, Estonia’s Stefan Arand and Britain’s Mette Bjerknæs ......read more
|Dubai Sports Council to Launch the 5th Labor Sports Tournament in Collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs & Dubai Police|
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has announced that the 5th Labor Sports Tournament will be launched in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai & Dubai Police, under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.
The Tournament will take place from 3rd Sept. 2023 to 13th March 2024 at various 10 locations in Dubai, and it will comprise 11 sports competitions.
The Tournament’s details were declared in a press conference, and addressed by H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC / H.E. Brigadier Ali Al-Khalfan Al-Mansouri, Director of General Dept. of the Community Happiness in Dubai Police / Mr. Abdulla Shukri, the Secretary General of the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai.
The conference was held in the presence of H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, the Assistant ......read more
|Ayuso Up with the Best in First Vuelta Mountain Test|
• Young Spaniard 3rd on uphill sprint •
29th August 2023: Juan Ayuso showed signs his climbing form is where it needs to be in this Vuelta España with the Spanish rider taking 3rd on the first mountain stage of the race in Andorra.
UAE Team Emirates had strong numbers to the fore on the stage with Marc Soler (5th), Joao Almeida (9th) and Jay Vine (12th) all within 10’’ of stage winner and new race leader Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quickstep).
Ayuso was first of the favourites to hit out at -4km to go with the riders of Jumbo Visma responding immediately, keen to keep things under control. It was then Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) who made a move with Marc Soler quick to respond.
The reduced group came back together at -1.5km with Evenepoel proving the ......read more
|The Waterfront Market, in Collaboration with Dubai Culture, Announces the 6th Consecutive 'Murals and Art Competition' with the Theme ‘Art for Change', Offering AED 30,000 in Prize|
The winning artist will unveil their mural in an exciting celebration at the Waterfront Market as part of Dubai Art Season (DAS) 2024 and have it permanently displayed there
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 August 2023: Dubai’s premier fresh-food destination, the Waterfront Market, announces its collaboration with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority for the highly anticipated Murals and Art Competition. With six successful years of showcasing artistic talent in the emirate, the competition reaffirms the Waterfront Market's commitment to celebrating and supporting local homegrown talent and contributing to the vibrant arts scene in Dubai.
The theme for this year’s competition, ‘Art for Change’, aligns with the forthcoming COP28 event in Dubai and its vision to create a more sustainable world. ......read more
|Rashed Aims for Fourth World Title Boost in Italy|
Team Abu Dhabi star says he feels no pressure ahead of another tough F2 championship assignment in San Nazzaro
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28th August, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi says he feels no pressure in the battle to become a four-time winner of the UIM F2 World Championship as another tough assignment approaches in the Grand Prix of Italy at the weekend.
The Emirati’s recent opening round victory in Lithuania, giving him an immediate five-point championship lead, was achieved in particularly difficult race conditions, as he launched a brand new boat into action for the first time, and faced a formidable line-up of challengers.
With Estonia’s Stefan Arand, Monaco’s Giacomo Sacchi and British driver Colin Jelf among the hunting pack in Italy, and back-to-back ......read more
|Tim Wellens Seals Overall Renewi Tour Victory|
• Historic 3rd time winning for Belgian, Grossschartner 2nd in Deutschland Tour •
News | Team – 28th August 2022
Tim Wellens and UAE Team Emirates celebrated a big victory as the Belgian rider took home an impressive overall title win at the Renewi Tour in Bilzen today.
Matteo Trentin was 2nd on the final stage in a very close reduced sprint behind Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) after putting in some good teamwork in the final kilometres to control the race.
Wellens: “This week we came here with the ambition to win the race. It worked out perfectly in the end. I knew that both the TT stage and the following day in Geraardsbergen would be critical so I really focused on those. We succeeded in the end – my teammates helped me perfectly. It’s a world ......read more
|Wellens takes Leaders Jersey at Renewi Tour|
Belgian 2nd on decisive stage to Geraardbergen
Tim Wellens put in a brave ride to move into the lead of the Renewi Tour in Belgium.
Despite suffering a slow front wheel puncture, Wellens was able to push through to the line in the front group and even taking second in the sprint to the line won by Mike Teunissen (Intermarche-Wanty).
Marc Hirschi and Wellens teamed up to form a select leading group of 8 riders, with the pair joining forces to hunt for the stage win.
Wellens: “I’m really happy to take the leaders jersey today. We came into this race aiming to win the GC and knew today would be a key day in that fight. I had a really good day on the bike, I felt really good. We had myself, Trentin and Hirschi as the ‘protected’ riders and we collaborated ......read more
|Double Podium for UAE Team Emirates in Renewi and Deutschland Tours|
1. Wellens moves into GC contention in Renewi Tour
2. Grossschartner podiums in Germany
Tim Wellens put in a stellar ride against the clock on stage 2 of the Renewi Tour to take second place in the Netherlands today.
The 13km TT starting and finishing in Sluis was won by Josh Tarling (Ineos-Grenadiers) with Wellens 14’’ behind to sit in 2nd place in the general classification ahead of tomorrow’s decisive stage finish in Geraardsbergen.
Wellens “I knew today was going to be important and I’m very satisfied with my ride. Today along with tomorrow with be really key for the General Classification. For the moment things are going well but here in this race every day counts and it can be quite an unpredictable race.”
Meanwhile at the ......read more
|Baseball United Announces Arrieta as Official Uniform Partner|
Arrieta will be the exclusive provider of the jerseys, pants, belts, and socks for all Baseball United franchises
Dubai, UAE (August 25, 2023) - Baseball United, the first-ever professional baseball league focused on the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, announced today that Mexico-based uniform and equipment provider Arrieta will serve as the league’s Official Uniform Partner. Arrieta will provide three sets of colorways for each of Baseball United’s founding franchises for this November’s Dubai Showcase, as well as officially licensed jerseys for fans to purchase at baseballunited.com.
Baseball United’s founding franchises include the Mumbai Cobras, Karachi Monarchs, Dubai Wolves, and Abu Dhabi Falcons. Collectively, this group of teams represents the first-ever professional baseball franchises in ......read more
|Supporting Abu Dhabi's Position as a Global Sports Destination Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Al Masaood Automobiles Renew Partnership Agreement|
Abu Dhabi, 21 August, 2023: Al Masaood Automobiles, the exclusive distributor of Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western Region, and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) have reaffirmed their strategic partnership; a partnership that will continue to see the two organizations work together to support major sporting events and activities hosted in the nation’s capital.
The partnership, first announced in March of 2022, has seen Al Masaood Automobiles Nissan sponsor a number of high-profile events, including the Leaders’ Summit, the FIBA 3X3 World Basketball Tour, and the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon. The renewed collaboration will continue to see Al Masaood Automobiles Nissan support all ADSC community events across the year, as well as other international sports events including the Spartan and Triathlon World ......read more
|Landmark Win for Team USA in First Appearance in UAE|
- As part of an exciting basketball double-header, Mexico also victorious earlier in the night -
ABU DHABI – August 19, 2023: The USA Men’s National Team secured a landmark win over Greece in their first appearance in the UAE last night. Infront of a sold-out crowd and Etihad Arena, day two of the inaugural International Basketball Week, featured a double-header which saw Mexico emerge victorious over Lebanon in the evening’s earlier game.
In the first game of the night, Mexico triumphed 88 – 70 over Lebanon with Joshua Ibarra leading Mexico with a team-high 20 points. Lebanon and Mexico join Egypt, Germany, Greece and the US in International Basketball Week, a series of exhibition games ahead of the 2023 FIBA World Cup, which will take place in the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan from August 25 ......read more
|Yates Podiums at Vuelta Burgos|
British climber now 3rd on GC
18th August 2023: Adam Yates sprinted for victory from a reduced group on stage 3 of the Vuelta Burgos, hitting out for the line early and taking 3rd place behind stage winner Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) and Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora hansgrohe). The result sees Yates move up the GC also, with the 30 year old now sitting 3rd at 40’’.
UAE Team Emirates placed two riders in the top-10 with George Bennett 6th on the stage and on GC after the medium mountain stage from Sargentes de la Lora to Villarcayo (183km). Jay Vine was also active throughout the stage and pivotal in pacing the front group though would suffer a crash at -20km thankfully escaping with just abrasions.
Yates: “We tried to be aggressive on the main climb and managed to split the ......read more
|Sensational Sprint Win for Molano in Burgos|
Stage victory and leaders jersey for Colombian
16th August 2023: It was a winning return to competition for Sebastian Molano and UAE Team Emirates at the Vuelta a Burgos as they took win number 46 of the season in fast finish in the Spanish city of Burgos.
The undulating day which took the riders from Villalba del Duero to Burgos (161km) ended in a mass sprint after great teamwork from the Emirati cohort brought back late attacks to tee-up Molano to unleash his burst of speed. The train of Ivo Oliveira and Ryan Gibbons placed Molano well to take a comfortable win after several months on the sideline after a truing crash in Belgium earlier in the season.
The win marks the 22nd career triumph for the Colombian and his third of the season.
Molano also moves into the lead of the ......read more
|NBA Legend and US National Team Coach Steve Kerr says Abu Dhabi Will Provide Perfect Preparation Ahead of FIBA World Cup|
Five-time NBA championship-winning player and four-time championship-winning coach, Kerr was born in the Middle East and brings unique perspective on growth on game in the region
Abu Dhabi, UAE – August 14, 2023: International Basketball Week in Abu Dhabi will see Steve Kerr, the nine-time NBA champion, bring his US National Team to the UAE for the first time as part of a historical US Basketball Showcase later this week.
Kerr, who won five NBA Championships as point guard with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs and added four more as coach of the Golden State Warriors, brings a unique perspective on the growth of basketball in the Middle East – he was born in Lebanon and attended school in Beirut and Cairo.
Six top basketball nations will convene in the UAE capital to finalize their preparations for the ......read more
|Dubai Calligraphy Biennale: Strokes of Global Creativity|
• Bin Kharbash: The Dubai Calligraphy Bienniale is a new creative platform for talent worldwide
Dubai, UAE, 14 Aug 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announces the inaugural Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, set to commence on 1st October 2023. This major event underscores the importance of calligraphy as a form of artistic expression and celebrates all its dimensions and its integral role in Arab heritage.
Over 200 artists from both local and international backgrounds will gather to highlight the diverse styles of calligraphy. The Biennale will host 15+ exhibitions in over 20 venues throughout Dubai, showcasing art pieces in over eight languages, ranging from traditional to contemporary styles. In addition to the focus on calligraphy, attendees can look forward to a variety of other artistic mediums, ......read more
|Rashed makes Flying Start with Superb Victory in Lithuania|
Team Abu Dhabi star launches new title bid with impressive win, as late setback denies Al Mansoori podium finish
13th August, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi recorded an impeccable start-to-finish victory in the Grand Prix of Lithuania to ignite his challenge for a fourth drivers’ title in the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship.
The Emirati driver made up for a disappointing fourth place finish in qualifying with a brilliant surge into the lead from the start and a composed drive to win from another three-times F2 world champion, Britain’s Colin Jelf.
Team Abu Dhabi looked set to have both their drivers on the podium in the opening round of the 2023 F2 championship, with Mansoor Al Mansoori holding third place before overturning on the 28th of 35 laps, and going out of the race.
That incident ......read more
|Formula E and Unicef to Auction Unique Sculpture Made from Broken Race Car Parts|
• Unique sculpture made from Formula E racing car parts will be auctioned to benefit children’s organisation’s climate programmes.
• ‘Children’s Planet’ installation, created from previously used parts from Formula E race cars in Season 8, represents impact of climate change on young people.
• Formula E is the first global sports organisation to partner with UNICEF’s global climate fund and nears target of benefitting 3 million children and young people in three years.
• UNICEF’s climate programmes, as part of the Safe and Healthy Environment Fund, target those most affected by and at risk of climate change impacts.
Riyadh, Dubai, - 09 August 2023 – A unique sculpture made from previously used Formula E race car parts is set to be ......read more
|Newly-Crowned Formula E Champion Jake Dennis says Gen3 Car Suited his Driving Style|
Dubai and Riyadh, 8th August 2023: Newly-crowned Formula E champion, Jake Dennis, said adapting quickly to the new electric GEN3 car was one of the key factors in securing his first FIA world title.
The Avalanche Andretti driver finished second in the opening race of the London E-Prix double-header to win the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, becoming the first British driver to claim a world title at home.
The season saw him claim 11 podium finishes including triumphs in Mexico and Rome as well as back-to-back runner-up finishes at Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah E-Prix races in January. While he was pleased to deliver strong performances, Dennis said the third-generation car suited his driving style throughout the season.
The Gen3 is the world’s first race car designed and optimised specifically for street racing. It ......read more
|Line Investments & Star Cinemas Join Hands|
• To open 22 new screens in 4 malls in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
• To be operational by Sept 2023
• Will explore additional screens in other malls.
7th August 2023, Dubai, UAE: As prominent leaders in their respective industries, Line Investments & Property, the shopping mall development, and management arm of Lulu Group International and Star Cinemas have announced their Joint Venture at a signing ceremony held at the Lulu Regional Office, Al Qusais of an exciting journey ahead towards a shared vision. Through this dynamic partnership, these two trailblazing entities are set to revolutionize the entertainment landscape by introducing a new line of cinema screens that will captivate audiences like never before. This strategic expansion will contribute 22 additional screens to the existing 76 screens ......read more
|Team Abu Dhabi Duo Set Sights on World Title Al Qemzi, Al Mansoori Want New Season to Showcase the best in F2 Championship Racing|
Abu Dhabi,UAE: 7th August, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi duo Rashed Al Qemzi and Mansoor Al Mansoori head into the opening round of the 2023 UIM F2 World Championship in Lithuania next weekend with their focus on delivering another drivers’ title to the UAE capital.
The two Emirati drivers join forces again at the start of the new season which they hope will underline all the best qualities of F2 world championship powerboat racing, and ultimately see one of them crowned champion.
“We all know what happened last season, but as far as we’re concerned, that’s in the past, and we’re just concentrating on working together to get the best results for ourselves as drivers, and for the team as a whole,” said three-times F2 champion Al Qemzi.
“Mansoor wants to win the title just as much as I do, but we ......read more
|Pogačar takes Podium after Mythical World Championships as Almeida Finishes Second in Poland|
• Bronze medal in Glasgow for Slovenian
• Portuguese rider just 1" off overall win
News | Team – 7th August 2022
Tadej Pogačar took 3rd place in the World Championships Road Race in Glasgow today.
The Slovenian rider showed good form off the back of the Tour de France to form part of an elite group which developed inside the final 80km of the 271km course.
The race was stopped for almost an hour due to protests on the route but got underway again, with the group whittling down on the highly technical city-centre course.
Mathieu Van Der Poel took an impressive solo win, with Wout Van Aert and Pogacar behind in a chasing group at 1’45’’.
At the end of the 6 hour battle, Pogačar outsprinted Mads Pedersen to narrowly ......read more