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Ibrahim, Ahli move into Quarterfinals of NAS Padel Championship along with Perpina and Barroso

DUBAI – April 18, 2021:  Omar Ibrahim and Rashed Adil Ahli are through to the quarterfinals of the NAS Padel Championship Men’s Bronze Category after cruising past Mohammed Al Shaikh and Omar Gargash with a 6-2, 6-0 win. Jordi Perpina and Ignacio Barroso also moved into the last eight of the Men’s Bronze Category, defeating siblings Khalfan Juma Belhoul and Khaled Juma Belhoul 6-3, 6-3. In the Golden Category matches on Saturday night, Saeed Al Marri and Claudio Bobadilla defeated Javier Molina and Oscar Leiva 6-2, 6-3 and Cristian Donnet and Andre Delmar edged Roc Ballester Relat and Daniel Castillejo 6-3, 6-3 to book their place in the quarterfinals. Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the NAS Sports Tournament has been one of the top sporting attractions during the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013, and ......read more

Saeed Bin Maktoum: NAS Sports Tournament has Contributed to the Spread and Development of Padel in UAE

United Arab Emirates -  April 17, 2021:  Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of UAE Padel Association, has praised Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament for the crucial role it has played in spreading the sport of padel locally and for attracting many new recruits to the sport, which is also called paddle tennis in some parts of the world. Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum said: “The sport would not have reached the level it has and spread as widely as it has had it not been for the support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. His Highness’ support for padel has been unlimited and it has allowed the sport to grow and prosper. He has issued directions on the construction of new courts and ......read more

Trentin Grabs Podium After Brave Solo Ride in Belgium

3rd at De Brabantse Pijl for the Italian     United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:   Matteo Trentin opened the Ardennes campaign on a promising note for UAE Team Emirates with 3rd place at De Brabantse Pijl.   The Emirati squad were active throughout the day with Sven Erik Bystrom covering the attacks in the later half of the race, paving the way for Trentin to make his move off the front of the peloton.   Trentin went for a long-range solo attack from an elite group of riders with over 25km to go building up a lead of over 20’’ as they crossed the line for the final lap of the circuit in Overijse in Belgium.   With 8km to go Trentin was joined by Tom Pidcock (Ineos-Grenadiers) and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and this trio would go on to form the race ......read more

SWPA Overall Winners 2021

PROFESSIONAL, OPEN, STUDENT AND YOUTH WINNERS ANNOUNCED        © Craig Easton   United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:  The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the esteemed documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and 3rd place of the Professional competition as well as overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions.   Winners are revealed in a celebratory announcement video hosted by CEO of the World Photography Organisation Scott Gray and ......read more

Dubai Sports World Returns for 11th Edition With Action-packed Lineup

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 12, 2021: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), in association with the Dubai Sports Council, has announced the return of Dubai Sports World (DSW). Now in its 11th edition, the action-packed sports and fitness event will run until 22nd September 2021 and is set to feature an exciting range of activities, in addition to hosting a number of leading sports academies. DWTC has transformed its halls into a multi-sports destination hosting an exhilarating line-up of sports activities including football, basketball, cricket, badminton, tennis, volleyball, padel tennis and table tennis, while DSW has organised a team of fully trained staff members to assist with various sports activities.    All sporting activities within DWTC abide by the guidelines issued by the Government of Dubai and the Dubai ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Signs Cooperation Deal with Kooora

United Arab Emirates -  April 11, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council and Kooora website have signed a cooperation agreement to unite the efforts of the two parties in raising awareness about the importance of sports and physical activity among all members of Dubai’s diverse community, and encouraging them to adopt it as part of their daily lifestyle. The agreement was signed at the headquarters of Dubai Sports Council by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and Mustafa Mohammed, Chief Operating Office at Kooora, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council. Under the agreement, Kooora becomes a strategic digital partner of Dubai Sports Council, and will support the Council’s efforts to promote sports and physical activity, as well ......read more

Pogačar 3rd Overall After Monumental Ride at Itzulia Basque Country

United Arab Emirates -  April 11, 2021:   The drama of this weeks Itzulia Basque Country continued right to the end with Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) taking the overall title and a valiant 3rd place for Tadej Pogačar (+1 ’07”).   The last stage, a relatively short (111.9 km from Ondarroa to Arrate) but very demanding ride with 7 mountain climbs began with Brandon McNulty in the yellow jersey as leader and Tadej Pogačar in 5th place.   With just over 60 km from the finish, a large group moved away over the top of the Elosua Climb which allowed Primoz Roglic to escape from the main group led by UAE Team Emirates.   After a frantic chase by Hirschi and Pogačar, McNulty lost contact from the group and would concede the yellow jersey. Pogačar remained to fight ......read more

Al Montazah Parks Will Be Closed During the Holy Month of Ramadan

Sharjah, 10 April, 2021:  Al Montazah Parks, Sharjah’s impressive leisure and amusement destination, will be closed during the holy month of Ramadan for regular maintenance work and expansion of existing games and facilities. The destination announced that new attractions will be added during this period and will reopen its doors with more exciting activities after Ramadan, on the first day of Eid Al Fitr. The next season of “Ladies Day” will start from 25 May until 12 October 2021. Additional activities and events will be announced later.  The announcement comes within the framework of the destination's keenness to provide the best for its visitors and enrich their experience. With an upgrade in activities and experiences, the park aims to add more fuel to the tourism sector revival and ensure ......read more

Twitter Calls for Public Input on Approach to World Leaders-

The survey is available in 14 languages including Arabic United Arab Emirates -  April 10, 2021:   Two years ago, Twitter explained its principles and approach to world leaders on the platform. Today, Twitter is calling for the public’s input on how it regulates world leaders on the platform with the aim to ensure those policies remain relevant in the ever-evolving landscape of political discourse on Twitter, while continuing to protect the health of public conversation.  Twitter recently announced the launch of a public survey, which will help inform the development of its policy framework. The survey poses the question on whether or not the public believes world leaders should be subject to the same rules as others on Twitter. And, should they violate a rule, what type of enforcement action is ......read more

Akhbar Al Aan Reveals a Fresh New Visual Identity and its New Positioning ‘The Story Belongs to Everyone''

● Inspirational talk held with experienced media personalities from the Arab region   ● Innovative media approach aims to convey the news and narrate inspiring stories for the young generation   United Arab Emirates -  April 08, 2021:  Akhbar Al Aan has launched its new positioning ‘The Story Belongs to Everyone’ inspired by some of the most important and influential stories known in the Arab media. The launch is a step closer to Akhbar Al Aan’s efforts to provide an innovative platform where the young generation can express their opinions, aspirations, concerns, and ideas, and directly contribute to building a brighter future.     During the launch ceremony, Akhbar Al Aan held a talk featuring leading media professionals and known personalities in ......read more

Moroccan Football Star Achraf Hakimi and Egyptian Midfielder Trézéguet Swap Their Football Boots for Their Smartphones for Free Fire Charity

Dubai, 08 April 2021: Professional football stars – Moroccan full-back Achraf Hakimi and Egyptian midfielder Trézéguet will be putting their Free Fire skills to the test as they go head-to-head in an online Free Fire charity competition.   Hakimi who plays for Inter Milan in the Serie A and Trézéguet who plays for Aston Villa in the English Premier League, will swap their football boots for their smartphones on April 9th at 7PM GMT+2 (Egypt time) or 6PM GMT+1 (Morocco time).              The winner of the competition will be rewarded with USD $20,000, which will be donated to a charity of his choice. The competition will see them navigate their way around the Free Fire battlefield, overcoming any challenges with the aim to seek survival and be the last person ......read more

IMG Worlds of Adventure will be closed during the Holy month of Ramadan 2021 for Refurbishments and Maintenance of Park, From 13th April till 6th May 2021

Dubai- 8th April, 2021:  IMG Worlds will be temporarily closed to the public during the holy month of Ramadan starting from 13th April 2021 (Tuesday) to 06th May 2021 (Thursday). During this period, Novo Cinemas will remain opened but the park will undergo an annual maintenance and renovation of all rides & attractions, related machinery and equipment as part of Health & safety compliance.  The refurbishment’s plans are necessary to keep the parks and rides safe for our guests and team members and it is always been our top priority to take into consideration extra precautions & high safety measure. These precautionary measures are put into place to safeguard everyone and offer world class experience to our guests while visiting the park.  The Park will be reopening for guests from 7th May just ......read more

Long Fingernails Break Guinness World Records™ Title Before Cut

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AND RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! COLLABORATE TO UPDATE TITLE AND NEW DISPLAY FOR LONGEST FINGERNAILS    April 07, 2021: Guinness World Records (GWR), in collaboration with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, unveils new measurements for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) at 733.55 cm (24 ft 0.7 in), held by Ayanna Williams (USA).  After cultivating them for nearly 3 decades, the Texas- native and record-holder cut her iconic nails to embark on a new chapter in her life.  The global authority in record-breaking achievements partnered with Ripley’s Believe it or Not! on Ayanna’s final nail measurements before her nail cutting procedure in Fort Worth, TX, USA.  Her record-breaking nails are now ......read more

Calling Young UAE Rallying Hopefuls – EMSO Launches New Path to the Top

Ben Sulayem says FIA Rally Star programme gives grass roots enthusiasts great opportunity to chase their dreams on world stage Dubai, UAE, 7th April, 2021: Young UAE motor sport fans with dreams of becoming a new star of the FIA World Rally Championship get their chance this weekend to begin steering a path from grass roots level towards the very top. The Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO) today announced details of its selection process for the new FIA Rally Star programme which is open for drivers aged from 17-26, and is designed by the sport’s world governing body to discover the next generation of talent. A series of nine Rally At Home digital motor sport challenges starting on Saturday, combined with an arrive and drive slalom event with real saloon cars, will decide the UAE winners qualifying for one of six ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches Second Edition of Ramadan Heroes

-          Consolidating the values of charitable work and human solidarity. -          Providing safe meals and Ramadan boxes for workers and needy families through talabat. -          Supporting the UAE's agenda of achieving global sustainable development goals. -          Enhancing cooperation to consolidate the process of giving based on the approach of the founders of the UAE. -          Harnessing technology and uniting efforts to serve noble humanitarian causes.   Dubai, UAE, 7 April 2021:  With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in consolidation of its humanitarian community initiatives, is promoting the spirit and values of giving ......read more

Twitter Calls for Public Input on Approach to World Leaders

The survey is available in 14 languages including Arabic United Arab Emirates -  April 07, 2021:   Two years ago, Twitter explained its principles and approach to world leaders on the platform. Today, Twitter is calling for the public’s input on how it regulates world leaders on the platform with the aim to ensure those policies remain relevant in the ever-evolving landscape of political discourse on Twitter, while continuing to protect the health of public conversation.  Twitter recently announced the launch of a public survey, which will help inform the development of its policy framework. The survey poses the question on whether or not the public believes world leaders should be subject to the same rules as others on Twitter. And, should they violate a rule, what type of enforcement action is ......read more

McNulty Second in Itzulia Basque Country Opening Time Trial

American pipped by Roglic by just 2 seconds; Pogačar 5th      United Arab Emirates -  April 06, 2021:   Just two seconds separated Brandon McNulty from winning the opening time trial of the Itzulia Basque Country 2021.   The Basque World Tour stage race kicked off with a 13.9 km time trial held in Bilbao on a very tricky course. The riders immediately started with a 2.6 km climb with a maximum gradient of 11%, followed by a long stretch of descent to a final ramp of 500 meters with a peak of 19% maximum gradient.   The American from UAE Team Emirates put in a quality performance, completing the course in 17’19” averaging just under 50 km/h. Victory went to Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) by just 2″.    Tadej Pogačar finished the time ......read more

Sharjah Cricket Council Announces Second Innings of CBFS

Designed to target young talent and boost grass root participation    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates -  April 06, 2021:   The legendary Cricketers Benefit Fund Series (CBFS) that catapulted the Sharjah Stadium onto the global stage and stands as a uniquely successful enterprise is being reactivated with the aim of giving a major and tangible boost to the harnessing of nascent cricket talent in the region.  The second innings of the phenomenally successful experiment will encourage local cricket academies to give their players a chance to compete against each other and gain vital experience, providing a perfect channel for cricket in the UAE to flourish from the grass roots.  With 2-day test matches being played by the elite division and the Under-19’s, not to mention regular playing ......read more

UAE's Young Talents to Rub Shoulders with World's Top Professionals at NAS Padel Championship

Top international players will be in Dubai for the FIP Stars tournament, which will be part of this Ramadan’s NAS Padel Championship    United Arab Emirates -  April 04, 2021:    The UAE’s best young padel tennis talents will be rubbing shoulders with the sport’s top professionals at next month’s Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament as the organisers have added an International Pedal Federation (FIP) tournament to this year’s AED 199,000 NAS Padel Championship, which will take place at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex’s Padel Arena from April 14 to April 27. The FIP Stars tournament will be an internationally ranked event regulated by the International Padel Federation with a prize purse of AED 45,000, which will be distributed as per International Pedal Federation ......read more

Cyclists Take Over the Streets of Dubai for Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge

Dubai, 3 April 2021:  Following a series of successful Build-Up Rides, the 11th edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge took place earlier today applying a full Covid-19 management plan.     Set against the most spectacular views of the city, UAE’s thriving cycling community took full advantage to enjoy the opportunity to ride and race their bikes over 94km through the streets of Dubai.   The 2021 event and route included many innovations, including the ever-famous Global Village and much anticipated Expo 2020 Dubai grounds, with the race start and finish located at the Dubai Sport City.   The leading men’s invitation group started out at a steady and fast pace, but in the end they were taken by surprise as 16 year old Lance Lumanlan got the jump on the ......read more

Father and Son Set to Compete in Self Made Triathlon

United Arab Emirates -  April 01, 2021:   Three weeks ago, a promise was made to Rio that Team AngelWolf were going to compete in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai. Unfortunately, just an hour before the start of the race, they weren’t able to participate. The family were heartbroken.  Since then Team AngelWolf and IRONMAN have had the chance to discuss any future opportunities of Rio and Nick being able to race in any future IRONMAN races. The family has decided to create their own middle-distance triathlon. Keeping Rio’s promise, on Saturday 3rd April, the father and son are set to compete in a self-made middle-distance triathlon named ‘Rio’s Race’. Setting off from with a swim opposite Umm Suqeim Park at 06.30 AM, the duo will complete a 1.9km swim, a 90km bike ride and 21km ......read more

Yousif Mirza Wins UAE TT Championships

32 year old takes 8th career time trial victory title in Dubai     United Arab Emirates -  March 31, 2021:   Yousif Mirza put in a storming ride to win the United Arab Emirates time trial championships in Al Hamriya, Dubai.   The Emirati veteran had an average speed of 48kmph over the 30km course despite testing wind conditions, putting over 3 minutes into the second placed rider.   This win adds to the clean sweep for Mirza who also won the UAE Road Championships earlier in the year for the 11th time.   Yousif Mirza: “I was feeling really strong in the race. It was a windy day out there but I managed to do a good ride and win quite well in the end. I’d like to thank the fans here in UAE. It’s always an honour to race here on home roads and I’m ......read more

Trentin Climbs Podium at Gent-Wevelgem

Hirschi seventh in Catalunya   United Arab Emirates -  March 29, 2021:  After a day long escape, Matteo Trentin put in a stellar performance at Gent-Wevelgem to take third place and claim his first podium in a major classic. The Italian was beaten in the final sprint only by Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and second place Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka ASSOS).   The 248 km course was marked by wind which caused an elite group of 20riders to go clear early. Sven Erik Bystrøm and Trentin infiltrated the group before Trentin took flight on the Kemmelberg with a group of 7 in what proved to be the race winning move.   The final was decided in a sprint with the former European Champion from UAE Team Emirates claiming third place.   Trentin: “The race was very good but tough. ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Rider Molano Takes Podium in Catalunya

3rd for Colombian in sprint finale   United Arab Emirates -  March 28, 2021:  Sebastian Molano came close to his first triumph of the season with a third place on stage 6 of the Volta Catalunya.   The Emirati squad managed the final kilometres perfectly, ensuring Molano got over the final Cat 3 climb which came 14km from the line to dispute the sprint.   The win went to Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) who got the better of Daryl Impey (Israel Start Up Nation) and Molano, who rounded out the podium.   Molano : ”I’m pleased with the performance today. The team worked well as a group and got me over the final climb in a perfect position. I had to brake hard and lost position a little in the final kilometre. I got back up to speed and managed to get a result. It feels good ......read more

Registration for Camel Training is now Open

United Arab Emirates -  March 28, 2021:  On the footsteps of the forefathers, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is preparing for the upcoming Camel Trek 2021. As customary, HHC has opened registration for nationals and UAE’s expats to train on camel backs until the next phase of shortlisting the new riders of the annual Camel Trek. This journey into the past, for nights and days crossing UAE’s desert, has gained worldwide popularity over the years, and certainly needs participants with strong “will and might to endure”.  To begin with, training is essential and will be held at the camel farm managed by experts in the field who will teach willing participants the basics of riding, feeding and taking care of camels without any aid. Nationals and expats in the UAE are encouraged to ......read more

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The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Comes to Jameel Arts Centre…

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Conor McGregor Arriving at Fight Island…

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Young Emiratis Keep Sport of Falconry Soar High…

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - January 03, 2021: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi are set to ring in the New Year with the unmissable ’Double the fun in 2021’ offer running from 4 January 2021 until 20 February 2021.  Guests can avail the offer for just AED 310 and enjoy unrivaled experiences on two different days at each of the theme parks. ......read more

Broad Media Interest in Dubai International Sports Conference and Dubai Globe Soccer Awards…

The two events potentially reached more than a billion users through the social media accounts of participating stars and clubs, and media coverage   United Arab Emirates -  December 30, 2020:   The Dubai International Sports Conference and Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, which were held on Sunday evening at the Armani Hotel with the majestic Burj Khalifa forming the backdrop, ......read more

New Season of Falconry Championships To Soar High in New Year…

Dubai, 29 December 2020: The birds of prey will again soar high and fast as the new season of Fazza Championship for Falconry–Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC), will kick off on January 2 in Al Ruwayyah, Dubai. The sport of falconry takes its roots back to 2,000 years ago when it was practiced by the Bedouins in the wider Arabian Peninsula as a form of ......read more

Football is Beacon of Hope and Harbinger of Peace, says FIFA Chief at Dubai International Sports ...…

The Conference in Dubai ‘marks a little step towards normality’, says Gianni Infantino   DUBAI -- FIFA President, His Excellency Gianni Infantino has described football as a beacon of hope and a harbinger of peace, unity and solidarity as the world recovers from the disruption and desolation caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Watched by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin ......read more

Chinese Expat Wins Preparatory Race for Camel Trek Marathon in Dubai…

• 11 camel riders from 9 countries compete during trial race for Camel Trek Marathon   Dubai, 28 December 2020: Chinese national Alexis (Xiaozhe Huo) won the second trial race for the 2nd Camel Trek Marathon, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC), over the weekend at Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack.   A total of 11 expatriates from 9 countries ......read more

The Greatest Stars of International Football Recognised At the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2020…

The champions of the evening were the renowned Bayern Munich with Lewandowski and Flick receiving honours  Cristiano Ronaldo received the prestigious Player of the Century 2001-2020 award   UAE, Dubai, 28 December 2020: The 2020 edition of Dubai Globe Soccer Awards has ended after hosting and recognising the greatest football talent of the season and of the century. The ......read more

Emiratis Al Shamsi and Yahya Al Ketbi Dominate 2nd Preliminary Race of National Day Camel Marathon…

• Suad Ibrahim Darwish: The strength of competition raises the level of anticipation for the main event in January   Dubai, 28 December 2020:  Emiratis Sultan Salem Al Shamsi and Yahya Ali Al Malai Al Ketbi dominated the 2nd preliminary race for the sixth edition of National Day Camel Marathon, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre ......read more

Filmmaker Zenofar Fathima Launches the Ouija Web Series With Its First Episode, Checkmate ...…

Zenofar Fathima, who is a Dubai based filmmaker, actress and CEO of her production house Zen Film Productions has now produced 7 short films during the pandemic. The year 2020- though met with uncertainty- gave Zenofar an opportunity to create cinematic content that not only interests the general public, but also resonates with them on a deeper level. As a result, Zenofar conceptualized short ......read more

Cicero & Bernay Wins PRCA Award for Best Use of Reporting and Measurement for Programmatic PR ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 December 2020: Cicero & Bernay Public Relations (C&B), a leading, independent, UAE-based PR firm, and part of the Publinet Group, has received the Best Use of Reporting and Measurement in a programmatic PR campaign award for one of the agency’s long-standing clients, Arabian Automobiles Nissan. The award was presented to the team during PRCA ......read more

Casillas Joins Ronaldo and Lewandowski on List of Speakers for Dubai International Sports Conference…

Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the Conference will take place on Sunday at Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa alongside Dubai Globe Soccer Awards   United Arab Emirates -  December 24, 2020:    Iker Casillas, one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of football, has confirmed his presence as a speaker for this year’s Dubai International Sports Conference, which ......read more

Instagram's 2020 Regional Features…

As 2020 comes to a close, we have a wonderful opportunity to take a step back and reflect, and never have we been so eager to see the back of a year!    United Arab Emirates -  December 24, 2020:  In spite of experiencing a year in which life changed seemingly overnight, we’ve seen our community come together like no other time. People found ways to virtually ......read more

Hala Badri: Dubai Culture Seeks to Transform Libraries Into Creative Platforms for Cultural and ...…

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, 23 December 2020: Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority visited Hatta Public Library, which is a cultural tributary surrounded by mountains and desert from all sides. Badri toured the library, which was established in 1998 and is one of the eight branches of Dubai Public Libraries, containing around 75,000 titles, including Arabic ......read more

21st Fazza Championship for Youlah: A Composition of Heritage and Endurance…

United Arab Emirates -  December 23, 2020:   The 21st edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah has set the bar higher for competitors this season. Now, each Yuweel (Youlah performer) is tasked to completely immerse in UAE’s cultural heritage, making the quest for the Fazza Gold Cup and the Dh1 million prize money even harder to fetch.    This year, the ......read more

More Than 300 Thrill-seekers Ready for This Friday's Garmin Quest Challenge in Hatta…

Organised in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Garmin Quest is region’s first long-distance adventure race based on mountain biking, trail running and kayaking   United Arab Emirates -  December 19, 2020:   The hills of Hatta will come alive this Friday morning (December 18) as more than 300 participants challenge themselves in a unique triathlon, the Garmin ......read more

Dubai Inseparable Brother and Sister to Compete in an Olympic Triathlon Together'…

In celebration of 10.000kms completed races, sister Tia and brother Rio will compete in an Olympic Triathlon this weekend in Dubai. United Arab Emirates -  December 17, 2020:    Since Team AngelWolf journey started 6 years ago Rio, a Person of Determination, will have covered 10,000kms in races and events by the end of 2020. It started with dad and Rio doing the inclusive ......read more

Abu Dhabi T10 Confirms Eight Powerful Teams for 2020 Edition and a Full Returning Ownership Roster…

EVENT SLATED FOR JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 6, 2021 AT ZAYED CRICKET STADIUM IN ABU DHABI THE WORLD'S ONLY ICC-APPROVED 10-OVER FORMAT CONTINUES ITS FAST UAE DEVELOPMENT   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2020:  Abu Dhabi T10, the world’s only ten-over international cricket event sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket ......read more

Dubai Inseparable Brother and Sister to Compete in an Olympic Triathlon Together…

In celebration of 10.000kms completed races, sister Tia and brother Rio will compete in an Olympic Triathlon this weekend in Dubai. United Arab Emirates -  December 16, 2020:   Since Team AngelWolf journey started 6 years ago Rio, a Person of Determination, will have covered 10,000kms in races and events by the end of 2020. It started with dad and Rio doing the inclusive racing, ......read more

Mansoor Bin Mohammed Meets FIFA Chief and Discusses Efforts to Develop World Football…

Gianni Infantino confirms his participation in Dubai International Sports Conference   United Arab Emirates -  December 15, 2020:    His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, met FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Monday in the presence of His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Council, at the start of ......read more

The Short-list of 20 Innovative Apps From the MEA Region Have Been Revealed for the Huawei Hms App ...…

• 20 apps from across the MEA region have been unveiled for the Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest finals on December 15  • A total of $1 million from Huawei’s Shining Star developer program has been allocated as prize money with $200,000 on offer in each region for the competition   DUBAI, UAE, 14 December 2020:  Huawei has announced its short-list of 20 ......read more

21st Fazza Championship for Youlah Continues Hamid and Maktoum Al Shamsi Advance to Next Round…

• Yuweels compete in horse and camel racing, Saktoun rifle shooting, and traditional poetry   Dubai, December 13, 2020: Episode 2 of the 21st Fazza Championship for Youlah continued on Friday at the Meydan Fort inside Dubai Global Village. Competitors showed their skills in heritage sports, including rifle throwing (Youlah), horse and camel racing (outdoor activities), shooting, ......read more

Statements from the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi on UAE's Unified Tourism Identity ...…

United Arab Emirates -  December 13, 2020:    His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “The announcement made by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, relating to the UAE Unified Tourism Identity strategy ......read more

El Talento Move to the Top in U-18 Division of Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship…

United Arab Emirates -  December 07, 2020:    El Talento Football Academy have leapfrogged La Liga HPC and grabbed pole position in the Under-18 division following another emphatic win in Week 3 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship. Based in Dubai Silicon Oasis Park, El Talento have also moved to the top in Group 2 of the Under-16 division with a tight 2-1 ......read more

Herman Miller and AUD announce the Top 3 of the ‘Resilient - Student Design Challenge 2020' in the ...…

Following the launch of the Resilient Challenge, a collaboration with AUD Interior Design Department, Herman Miller is delighted to announce the Top 3 of the competition.  United Arab Emirates -  December 06, 2020:    The challenge focused on the investigation and design of an efficient and flexible furniture system station for designers, architects and students in design ......read more

21st Fazza Championship for Youlah Begins With a Renewed Look and Stronger Competition…

• Aside from youlah, participants now also compete horse and camel riding, saktoun rifle shooting, and traditional poetry   Dubai, December 6, 2020: The 21st Fazza Championship for Youlah kicked off on Friday at the Meydan Fort of the Global Village’s Heritage Village with participants competing not just in the traditional rifle performance but also in other heritage ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi wins the UAE Jet Ski Marathon…

Ajman – December 06, 2020:  Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) organized the second edition of Ajman Sea Festival including a Jet Ski Marathon at Ajman Corniche on Friday, 4th December. The festival was held in cooperation with UAE Marine Sports Federation, under the supervision of Dubai International Marine Club for the second year, with the support of Ajman Police, Dubai ......read more

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