Dubai, 17 July 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting a live concert with leading Indian playback singer Amit Kumar on July 26th, where he will perform some of his classic hits.
Versatile singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar, will pay tribute to his father by performing live inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels. Amit Kumar has sung several Bollywood film songs since the 1970s and has won several awards for his contribution to the Indian music industry. Working with the late musician maestro R.D. Burman, Amit attained international fame and has recorded over 170 Hindi songs.
Tickets for the concert will be priced at AED 175 and AED ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: On July 15th, at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium, MG Motor signed a contract with Liverpool FC that sees the British-born automotive brand become the world-famous football club’s official global partner.
With British sporting spirit in its DNA, MG Motor will further extend its status as an international brand through its collaboration with 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool FC. As a brand that appeals to young, sporty and passionate individuals, this high-profile partnership will further boost MG’s popularity in the global market.
MG’s relationship with Liverpool FC started in 2016, when the brand became its official partner in China. After more than three years of cooperation, MG has engaged with huge audiences of fans ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: Popular Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, entertained guests with a hilarious no-holds-barred show on July 12 at the Rajmahal Theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.
This was Kamra’s first performance at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and he didn’t disappoint with his witty lines and wisecracks. Needless to say, guests left with their funny bone tickled!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019: Instagram has announced it is rolling out new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying. The tools are grounded in a deep understanding of how people bully each other and how they respond to bullying on Instagram and are only two steps on a longer path.
Instagram has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for years to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos. In the last few days, it has started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be considered offensive before it is posted.
This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification. Early tests have shown that it encourages some people to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: The Maison KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the launch of “A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project,” to celebrate the late creative director’s legacy through one of his most beloved styles: the white shirt.
Artists, actors, models, designers and friends of Karl have been invited to create their own version of his iconic white shirt, including Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Alessandro Michele,Takashi Murakami, and more.
Carine Roitfeld, creative visionary and a longtime friend of Karl’s, will curate the global project. As Karl once said, “If you ask me what I’d most like to have invented in fashion, I’d say the white shirt. For me, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen secured a top 10 finish on stage 10 of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish in the French town of Albi.
It was a tough day at the saddle with strong winds, evident as the peloton got to the final 60km and the pace was upped in an attempt to reign in the breakaway that had led the race until then. With 20km to go, an echelon was opened and the peloton fractured into three groups, with the first making sure they pulled away. The relentless pace kept going till the finish line, with Jasper Philipsen showing his potential to compete with some of cycling’s top sprinters. The photo-finish confirmed Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win, Philipsen was sixth.
It was also a ......read more
All-Emirati crew claim commanding race win while Torrente, Al Qemzi, Al Tayer, Abbate secure title on Necko Lake
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 15 July, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi wrapped up their first major powerboat racing title of the season today as Shaun Torrente, Rashed Al Qemzi, Rashed Al Tayer and Italian Tullio Abbate clinched the World Endurance Championships in Augustów, Poland.
This time the honours on the day went to the all-Emirati crew of Majed Al Mansoori, Mohamed Al Mehairbi, Rashed Al Remeithi and Faleh Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 36 who recorded a commanding victory in the second of two back-to-back six-hour races to finish runners up in the series.
But sixth place was enough to ensure American Torrente, Emiratis Al Qemzi and Al Tayer and Italian Tullio in Abu Dhabi 35 secured the world endurance crown ......read more
Football’s Top International Youth Tournament
Dubai, UAE – July 15, 2019: du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that its U14 teams have won the IberCup, the top international youth football tournament, which took place this year in Spain between July 9-13.
The IberCup brought together the world’s strongest academies from across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, providing youth the opportunity to face-off in a highly competitive 11-aside tournament.
This year witnessed the participation of top teams from Brazil, Spain, France, Portugal, Sweden, United States, Canada, Ukraine, Egypt, Morocco and Hungary, with du LaLiga HPC proving their might and bringing home the gold trophy to the UAE.
With an undefeated winning streak throughout the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ young up and coming talent, Jasper Philipsen put in another noteworthy performance at the Tour de France to claim an impressive 5th place finish in the chaotic bunch sprint finish that concluded Stage 7. Philipsen was one of two riders from the team to contest the sprint, with Alexander Kristoff coming in just behind him in 10th place. The race was won by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo Visma) after a mammoth 6 hour stage.
Stage 7 was to be the longest at this year’s tour, a 230km pan flat route from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone. For the majority of the stage it looked as if the peloton had decided to give itself a day off after yesterday’s brutal outing in the mountains, riding the first 225km of the route at a relatively ......read more
Dubai, 10 July 2019: Well-known singer-composer Quratulain Balouch is set to dazzle visitors with her performance at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.
Quratulain Balouch, the popular Pakistani singer, composer and a songwriter, who is known for her famous track Woh Humsafar Tha, will entertain guests on July 19th inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels.
Balouch has won various awards including Pakistan’s Youngest Achievement Award UK and Europe 2011 in Britain, Singer of the Year at Pakistan Media Awards and many others.
Tickets for the concert will be priced at AED 175 and AED 145 for the Black Diamond ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 July 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ lead sprinter, Alexander Kristoff, showed off his form with a hard fought second place in stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France. Kristoff opened up his sprint in the final 200m after being perfectly led out by Jasper Philipsen. The Norwegian power house looked like he would take the victory, but was narrowly beaten to the line by Elia Viviani (Deceuninck Quick Step) after more than five hours of racing.
Stage 4 from Reims to Nancy was a relatively flat affair, with only two short inclines for the peloton to crest during the 213.5km route. The day was set-up for pure sprinters, who were all present with their lead out trains in the final run-in to the line. With 3kms to go Kristoff was able to work his way to the front of ......read more
Respective Bodies develop Executive Regulations to run Financial Policies and deal with Contracts, Incentives & Penalties
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 July 2019: Dubai Sports Council confirmed the importance of implementing the highest standards of governance & financial control to secure smooth running of work in the sports clubs & football companies in Dubai, as part of common collaboration with respective entities; top of which are the Financial Audit Authority and Department of Finance.
The requested standards of governance & financial control are part of DSC’s permanent efforts to alleviate government support for football companies and to adopt rational expending policy.
The executive regulations of football companies have been completed as decided by DSC in coordination ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 July 2019: Dubai Sports Council’s Board confirmed the importance of utilizing the artificial intelligence & technological applications to boost the sports field, as per the wise leadership’s policy
DSC’s Board has explained that Dubai Sports Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition to be convened on 14th & 15th Oct. 2019 with participation of elite group of top world companies & distinctive speakers. Approval is also made for the sessions & programs of the Conference; the first of its kind in UAE and the entire region.
The Conference’s details & other matters were all announced during the 5th periodical meeting of DSC’s Board, chaired by H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer, Deputy Chairman of DSC, in the presence of H.E. ......read more
Rashid turns up the heat to secure WSK Euro Series Championship, in sweltering midnight race during a heatwave
Dubai, UAE – 02 July 2019: Young Emirati racing driver Rashid Al Dhaheri’s star continues to rise as he becomes World Series Karting Euro Series Champion in the Mini Series category, his second championship in a row this racing season. With consistently strong race performances throughout the whole WSK Euro Series, Rashid’s second-place podium finish in this challenging final night edition race at Adria International Raceway, saw him finish the series with a mammoth 300 points. This placed a significant gap of 65 points ahead of his nearest competitor, achieving a resounding championship victory.
This final race weekend of the series took place from 6pm until 1am, a wholly new experience for Rashid, ......read more
Emirati driver claims opening round victory as race ends in drama
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 01 July, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launched his bid to regain the UIM F2 World Championship title with victory in the Lithuania Grand Prix today as the opening round of the season ended in dramatic fashion.
The 2017 world champion won in Kaunas for the second time in three years when Norwegian Tobias Munthe-Kaas collected a one lap penalty for a race buoy infringement after finishing ahead of the Emirati.
It meant a perfect start to the season for Al Qemzi, who began the opening round of the 2019 season in pole position after dominating the previous day’s qualifying session.
On a day when gusting winds again created problems for the 20 drivers, Al Qemzi immediately lost his advantage when the 45 lap race got ......read more
In partnership with Kniterate, the campaign aims to raise awareness and funds to drive direct impact on an important issue facing refugees every winter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 June 2019: UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency has partnered with Twitter and Kniterate to launch a global five-month campaign today to proactively and collectively shed light on winter as an important issue facing Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the MENA region.
Currently around 14 million Syrians and Iraqis are displaced in the region. The needs in the region remain significant. UNHCR has already started planning for the upcoming winter. Last year, UNHCR was able to reach 3.6 million Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees with winterization ......read more
RAKEZ Media Zone witnesses a steep increase in investor interest with surge in new business licences
Number of new media licences and freelancer permits grew to 360 from 130 in a year, recording 177% jump!
RAKEZ Media Zone is developing a world-class media zone for the media professionals and media companies
RAKEZ Media Zone will see the launch of new television channels, movie production houses and new media outlets
RAKEZ hosts over 14,500 businesses within its various zones, industrial belts and economic clusters
Ras Al Khaimah, 27 June 2019: The number of new media licences and freelancer permits under RAKEZ Media Zone has jumped 177% to 360 companies and freelancers in May 2019, up from 130 in May 2018.
RAKEZ repositioned its Media Zone in May 2018, about a year ......read more
Guided by Dubai Plan 2021 and in readiness to receive EXPO 2020’s visitors
Dubai – United Arab Emirates: June 26, 2019: In a bid to evaluate its readiness for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, leadership of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) recently conducted field visits to all its key Heritage and culture sites across Dubai. Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, along with heads of departments met with the staff at each location and assessed the progress of work being done in order to improve visitors’ journey and experience in readiness for the key global event.
These visits were a part of Dubai Culture’s continuous efforts to support enabling the goals of Dubai Plan 2021, aimed at making Dubai a city of happy, creative, and empowered people, and ......read more
Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates.
Yet without the textbooks and library, why is home an ideal place to learn? As a start, in many cases, it replaces the traditional, row-by-row directive teaching format and instead provides an interactive, anxiety-free, and often joyful ......read more
Rashid second in the WSK Euro Series Championship as a close final is in sight
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: Promising talented Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri has achieved a podium finished as he gained third position at Circuito South Garda Karting, Italy. Competing with 96 other driver in his category among 300 drivers in all cateogories. Rashid’s third-place sets up a close final, as he is now second behind the WSK Euro Series Championship, with the tournament to be decided next weekend in Adria – Italy. The final race of the series will be set as a midnight race, a totally a news experience for Rashid
In a series of toughly-fought heats, Rashid was often outside in the second row, a challenging position, however he had success in achieving third position for most of the heats. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019: It was a weekend to remember for UAE Team Emirates as Diego Ulissi, Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen all stepped onto the podium in their respective races, with UAE Team Emirates also taking home a Team Classification win.
Ulissi topped the General Classification (GC) standings at the Tour of Slovenia after a solid performance across the week, finishing 22” ahead of his nearest competitor. At the same race, Tadej Pogačar went home with the Youth Classification and narrowly missed out on a top three GC finish; finishing fourth overall. It was smiles all around though, as the team’s overall efforts were rewarded with the Team Classification title.
Meanwhile, Jasper Philipsen sprinted to third place at the Elfstedenronde one-day ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi duo return to F2 action after world endurance triumph
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 June, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi launches his bid to reclaim the UIM F2 World Championship title next weekend in Lithuania, where the Emirati made a breakthrough in international powerboat racing two years ago.
It was on the Kaunas Reservoir in 2017 that Al Qemzi followed up a brilliant pole position with victory in the Lithuanian Grand Prix on his F2 debut, a result which laid the foundations for his championship triumph.
He will be joined again in this season’s opening round by Rashid Al Tayer, less than two months after the two Emiratis combined with Shaun Torrente and Tullio Abbate to give Team Abu Dhabi a superb World Endurance Championship victory in the 24 Hours of Rouen in France.
Al Qemzi, who lost ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019: When the UAE national team begins next month’s training camp in Austria to kick off their preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualification, Al Jazira will be well represented by seven first-team players.
Record-breaking striker Ali Mabkhout and promising defender Khalifa Al Hammadi are two of the players included in the 27-man list following their impressive individual displays during the 2018-19 season.
Mabkhout’s 20-goal tally saw him finish second in the Arabian Gulf League’s scoring charts while Al Hammadi built on his 2017-18 breakthrough season to establish himself as a first-team starter with 25 appearances.
The pair will be joined in Salzburg by their fellow Al Jazira team-mates - Ali Khaseif, Mohamed Al Attas, Salim Rashid, Khalfan Mubarak and ......read more
Works by 58 artists from 29 countries will be on display in the 10th edition of the exhibition from June 18
Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2019 | Tashkeel, Dubai’s leading centre for homegrown art and design, will celebrate the 10th edition of its annual summer exhibition with a display of diverse works that represent the breadth and depth of the artistic practice happening now in the UAE.
Made in Tashkeel will showcase more than 100 works by 58 UAE-based artists from 29 different countries this year. The individual pieces and series of artworks on display have been created by members, workshop participants, instructors, staff and existing members in the last 12 months. They explore myriad themes, such as the human condition, evolving UAE society, a satirical take on modern food culture, and spiritual ......read more
• Free entry to Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre running from 21 June to 17 August 2019
• More than 100 activities, games and attractions on offer at the fun-filled themed zones
• New GAC GS3 up for grabs with Modhesh World
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019: The region’s much awaited edutainment family destination, Modhesh World, kicks off on Friday 21 June at 11AM to offer families and kids endless fun with its themed zones including The Wheels, Arcadium, Little Adventure and Showtime Zones. The official opening of Modhesh World will be attended by the popular radio talk show presenter Kris Fade and his family, so don’t miss the chance to meet and greet the radio sensation.
The free-to-enter family-centric hub is organised by Dubai Festivals ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2019: Saturday evening marked the conclusion of the Sultan bin Zayed Show Jumping Championship organized by the Emirates Heritage Club under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Representative of His Highness the President and Chairman of the Emirates Heritage Club at His Highness Sultan bin Zayed Grand Hall for Equestrian in Al Khatim. The ......read more
Throngs of devoted fans at The Sevens witness the best youth football in the UAE
Dubai, UAE – March 25, 2019 – The nation’s greatest youth football teams claimed their winning titles yesterday at du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, and home of the official UAE Schools Cup, Street Cup and UAE Girls Challenge. du Football Champions Season 4 drew to a close ......read more
An innovative inter-company challenge concept with UAE’s top companies participating to conquer 7 challenges in an exhilarating adventure around Dubai, to win the coveted title
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2019: Dubai’s exhilarating, Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge, powered by LivFit and Rush-A-Way returns this year with unique team-bonding exercises to ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation
Think Science engaged over 50 private and public sector organizations, 450 mentors and 81 science experts to guide, support and assess participating youth and their projects
Abu Dhabi, UAE 24 March 2019 – ......read more
Dubai, UAE 23, March 2019: Seven days of sporting achievement, thousands of athletes and volunteers, dozens of events, countless displays of bravery, and millions of smiles.
As the final curtain falls on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the athletes, coaches, families and fans came together to not only celebrate successes on the field of play, but to also look forward ......read more
Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Emirates Heritage Club
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019: Week 13 of the national show jumping competitions will kick this weekend – on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd - at the Emirates Heritage Club in Abu Dhabi. The show will be held under the sponsorship of Longines, ......read more
Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren
Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2019: Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition. Now in its 48th year, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019: UAE Team Emirates will take on the first ‘monument’ of the season this weekend as the team heads to Italy for the iconic Milan-Sanremo (23 March).
With a colossal 291km race ahead, the Emirati formation has opted for power duo, Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff to lead the charge. Gaviria makes his return to this race for the ......read more
Dubai, UAE 20th March 2019: Some of the biggest names in world music will perform at the spectacular Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Taking place at Zayed Sports City on Thursday evening, the event will see global superstars Keala Settle and Nicole Scherzinger take to the stage.
The singer of mega-hit ‘This Is Me’ from ......read more
More than 100 coaches participate in the forum
March 20, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE -- More than 100 coaches from different football academies and Dubai clubs participated in the annual forum for coaches, which was organised by Dubai Sports Council under the supervision of top technical specialists and experts.
The four-day Annual Forum for Coaches, being organized for the sixth successive ......read more
All mothers pay only AED50 to enter MOTIONGATE™ Dubai
Dubai, 19 March 2019: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is calling all hero moms to enjoy over 27 thrilling rides and attractions at Dubai Parks and Resorts this Mother’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2019: When Gerald Mballe, 20-years-old, escaped his homeland for a better life, he never thought he would be representing his adopted nation at a global sporting event four years later.
This week, Mballe has been in the UAE playing for the Special Olympics Italy Football 7-a-side team as a Unified Partner at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi ......read more
Dubai, UAE 19, March 2019: Some of the biggest names in the world of music will perform at the spectacular Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Taking place at Zayed Sports City on Thursday evening, the event will see regional superstars Rashed Al Majed, Waleed Al Shami and Hamad Al Ameri entertain a crowd of thousands at the landmark stadium.
Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2019: The Special Olympics UAE Football team continued its impressive winning streak by beating Korea in the team’s opening match of the second round 11-a-side football competition.
The UAE put on a dominant display to win 3-0 in front of home fans at Zayed Sports City. After a goalless first half, Abdullah Peerak opened the scoring in the 48th ......read more
Dubai, UAE 19 March 2019: There’ll be plenty of smiles in the Henaghan household when Team Great Britain Special Olympics judo athletes Daniel and Denise bring their medals home.
Daniel and his younger sister, Denise, won gold and bronze respectively in their judo division competition held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).
Sixteen-year-old Denise was ......read more
The first phase includes the ‘Dubai Creek: Birth of a City’ pavilion and the Perfume House
The Museum is a key tourist attraction that helps raise Dubai’s historic and cultural significance
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 March 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and ......read more
March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Emirati National Road Race and Time Trial Champion, Yousif Mirza, and team mate Kristijan Durasek took time out from their UCI WorldTour schedule to visit Abu Dhabi and lend their support to First Abu Dhabi Bank’s partnership with the Special Olympics World Games.
The duo attended the finals of the Men’s 10km Road Race at Yas Marina Circuit and met ......read more
The Spanish driver almost lost out in the rain soaked, action packed season finale of the local racing series, but still topped the leaderboard overall with a total of 248 points
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, March 18, 2019: Yas Marina Circuit on Friday saw another outstanding day of local motorsport, as Spaniard Kepa Carmona sealed his victorious season in the TRD 86 ......read more
Byline: Brendyn Monsorate, Bilal Hafeez and Christopher Swaminathan – three people of determination who are working as part of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 press office.
Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2019: Athletes from Papua New Guinea (PNG) enjoyed a clean sweep of medals at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
The sportsmen and ......read more
Opportunity to represent the UAE at the World Cosplay Summit 2019 Championship Finals in Japan.
UAE-based cosplayers reveal the story behind their transformation into characters of films, books, comics and video games.
Alodia Gosiengfiao – cosplay star from the Philippines confirmed to attend MEFCC as Cosplay Judge.
Dubai, UAE, 18th March 2019: Dubai will soon ......read more
Experience the blockbuster action-packed indoor stunt and dance show
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has re-launched its hugely popular hit live show ‘Dabangg: Stunt Spectacular’ with more drama and ......read more
Dubai - UAE 17 March 2019: The UAE’s Hamda Al Hosani will have to make room for another medal in her cabinet after winning gold in the 200m final at Special Olympics World Games.
At Dubai Police Stadium today, the 30-year-old sprinter crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 32.14 seconds. Canada’s Eva Bell who crossed the line at 34.81 seconds closely followed ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: Russian Special Olympics Team powerlifter, Sergei Mukhligin, proved that determination, spirit and commitment pays off after he successfully lifted a huge 350-kilogram weight.
The 20-year-old’s feat of strength won him a silver medal in the squat competition, but his outpouring of emotion won him countless friends at Special Olympics World Games Abu ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: Host nation, UAE, added another two gold medals to its tally as the unified female basketball team (division 1) and traditional female team (division 3) both overcame their opponents on day two of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
In front of a large crowd at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the unified female division 1 team ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019: British cycling star Kiera Byland won a gold medal for Team GB in her opening race at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
The 20-year-old athlete was first across the finish line in the women’s 15-kilometer Road Race Final held at Yas Marina Circuit.
Kiera, who comes from the north-west of England, was delighted with her performance after ......read more
Dubai, UAE 16 March 2019: Mahmoud Jarour wants to win a gold medal in bocce at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 – and when he does, he hopes to personally give it to the leaders of the UAE.
The Emirati athlete is well on his way to achieving his goal after winning his opening two games in the men’s singles competition, played at the Abu Dhabi National ......read more
Five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for exceptional work
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Abu Dhabi, 16 March 2019: The 13th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the winners for 2018/19, with five international authors and an Arab research centre honoured for their exceptional literary and intellectual ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declares Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 open
Performance of official World Games Abu Dhabi anthem by global music stars and arrival of Flame of Hope watched by thousands in stadium and millions live on global TV
Parade of Athletes from record number of nations, accompanied by Special Olympics Chairman Dr Timothy ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019: The UAE Special Olympics Unified Football Team claimed victory over South Africa on Friday.
Playing its second match of the World Games at Zayed Sports City, the 11-a-side UAE team recorded a 4-0 win over its opponents
A dominant display by the Emirati team in front of a crowd of energetic home fans saw goals scored by Ayman Al Maqbali, Abdelaziz ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 March 2019: Now United, the global pop group featuring 14 singing and dancing artists from 14 different countries will headline tonight’s (14 March) Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 pre-show.
Now United will take to the stage in front of more than 40,000 spectators just after 6.15pm for a fifteen-minute set. Fans can also look forward to seeing all 14 members, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14th March 2019: Special Olympics athletes will have the chance to show off their sporting skills alongside a number of NFL players, football legends and Olympians at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 as part of a series of Unified Sports Experiences.
The Unified Sports Experiences, which began on 13 March with former figure skater Michelle ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 13 March 2019: Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is leading by example by promoting inclusion within its workforce.
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the Local Organizing Committee and setting the stage for this year’s World Games are more than 300 employees from a variety of different backgrounds.
With less than 2 days remaining until ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2019: Tirreno-Adriatico – known as the ‘Race of the Two Seas’ – kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday 13th March) and provides a seven man squad from UAE Team Emirates with seven days of racing through some of Italy’s most beautiful and challenging terrain. The week long route weaves its way from the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west coast of the country ......read more
Salim Al Suwaidi takes the lead in a major competition in Al Ain
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019: The UAE’s Salim Khamis Al Suwaidi and 22-year-old ‘Espresso’ of the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club led the 12th week’s main event of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League competitions, which included 13 rounds and saw the participation of a significant number of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019: World Art Dubai, the Middle East’s largest affordable retail art fair, boasts a collection of 150 galleries and artists from more than 30 countries displaying over 3,000 pieces starting from $100 onwards. The expansive and accessible collection includes classic, modern and abstract paintings, cubism pieces, mixed media works, sculptures, pop art and ......read more
Dubai, 11 March 2019: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East, welcomed over 4,000 athletes due to compete in the Special Olympics World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to ......read more
UAE, 10 March 2019: Members of the UAE’s running community can show their support for inclusion by joining Special Olympics athletes on 16 March when they take to the track for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Half Marathon competition.
‘Run Unified’ will see people from across the UAE given the opportunity to run alongside Special Olympics athletes who ......read more
Dubai - UAE, 9 March 2019: Thousands of athletes of determination have started arriving in the UAE ahead of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and are gearing up for one of Special Olympics’ most unique elements of the Games, ‘divisioning’.
Divisioning will take place from 12th for all sports except for 11-a-side Football, which will go straight to the ......read more
Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Host Town Program will see over 11,000 people from across the world hosted in all seven emirates
The Host Town Program will be the largest cultural exchange program ever to be held in the MENA region from 8 - 11 March
All seven emirates have created an exciting itinerary of activities that showcases the UAE's many cultural ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2019: HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum flagged off the competitors at the ceremonial start of the Dubai International Baja powered by AW Rostamani and Nissan at Dubai Autodrome at tonight.
The event is the second round of the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Bajas for cars and buggies and the opening round of this year’s FIM Bajas World Cup ......read more
The Marathon will kick off at Al Mamzar Beach in Sharjah
Sharjah, Thursday, March 9, 2019. - In the largest community sports event, the 7th Annual Charity Marathonwill kick off on Saturday at 3:30 pm along the Al Mamzar beach, till the Al Qasba roundabout in Sharjah, with the participation of thousands of contestants of different ages, nationalities and mental and motor abilities,
Organsied ......read more
Emirati world champion Balooshi sees victory hopes die after first leg engine failure in Dubai International Baja
Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2019: The UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi grabbed the half way lead in the Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani today as he left behind a trail of the world’s top drivers in the Al Qudra desert.
Partnered ......read more
Dubai, 7 March 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting the biggest Holi celebration in the UAE on 15 March with well-known Indian singers and music composers in attendance.
Leading Indian musical talent Falguni Pathak and renowned Marathi singer ......read more
Under the Patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
This year the event features new activities and partners, and invites everyone to ‘Take a walk on the art side’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 March 2019: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has unveiled an interesting line-up of activities and events for the sixth edition of Dubai ......read more
Dubai, 6 March 2019: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is welcoming 4,200 athletes due to compete in the Special Olympics World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to enjoy a thrilling day of adventure and ......read more
Highly qualified medical teams to be deployed across all event venues.
ABU DHABI, March 5, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the Higher Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 signed an agreement today to provide healthcare services to participants throughout the duration of the event. The championship will take place from March 14 to 21 under the ......read more
Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club
What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League
When: Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 8:30am onwards (with short break for Friday prayers) and Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 8:30am onwards
Where: Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & ......read more
March 4, 2019 – Dubai UAE – Last week, in the greatest and biggest youth academies league in the region, brought to you by the Dubai Sports Council, there were some very intense matchups with teams like Al Wasl Club, in the U14 category, securing their spot in the Challenge Cup Playoff series which will be held at the end of April.
In the U18 category, Du LaLiga HPC came out ......read more
MasterChef Australia star Matt Preston to judge public competition: The Mystery Box Cooking Challenge
Dubai, UAE – Monday 4th March 2019: As anticipation builds ahead of the April opening of MasterChef, the TV Experience, fans of the international TV sensation can sample an exclusive taste of what’s in store at the new restaurant during Taste of Dubai, which runs March 7-9 at ......read more
Comprehensive coverage of the World Games across all Sky News Arabia platforms
Live broadcasts from the Flame of Hope torch run and coverage of all the sporting action
Free media training at ADNEC and commitment to new internship program for people of determination
Abu Dhabi, 4 March 2019: Sky News Arabia are putting people of determination at the heart of their coverage of Special ......read more