Ownership team promises to add and develop Bangladeshi cricket talent
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 21, 2019: Abu Dhabi T10, the world’s only ten-over cricket league to be officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), today welcomed its newest team – Bangla Tigers – who are poised to compete in this year’s event, which opens on 14 November 2019.
The addition of a marquee team representing the strong cricketing tradition of Bangladesh reaffirms the international flavour of the Abu Dhabi T10, and is sure to strike a chord among the 700,000+ Bangladeshi residents who make up the third largest expatriate community in the United Arab Emirates.
Welcoming the new team and its owners, Shaji Ul Mulk, ......read more
Emirati Astronauts Countdown to ISS Space Mission Take-off on September 25
Film premieres September 19 at 8pm UAE time on National Geographic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, September 19, 2019 --- National Geographic, in partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), announced today the release of the first long film documenting the UAE’s extraordinary journey into space.
The brand-new documentary, which is the first of a 4-part film series, premieres on September 19 ahead of the historic International Space Station (ISS) Mission take-off, with Hazzaa AlMansoori as the first Emirati and only Arab aboard. Astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi will also be present at the launch, acting as reserve astronaut for the entire Mission.
The film is accompanied by short vignettes with exclusive coverage ......read more
Dubai, 18 September 2019: Dreamed of dancing in the rain in Dubai? With BAARISH, you can practice your best Bollywood moves under raindrops at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the first and only theme park in the Middle East showcasing an authentic Bollywood experience.
Guests can immerse themselves into music, dance and entertainment at the Mumbai Chowk zone near Victoria Station Café where renowned DJ’s Hani, Madmax, Sib, Jeff and Atul will perform live on September 20th. Cool off as you splash around and enjoy a spell of unusual weather along with full access to rides and attractions as well as free entry for kids up to the age of 12 years.
Guests can enjoy special offers on multiple one-day park tickets, starting from just AED 35 per person for a group of six, AED 50 per person for a group of four, AED 75 per ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 18, 2019: Hundreds of adrenaline junkies will trek to Ski Dubai this Friday to challenge one of the toughest commando assault course when the Ice Warrior Challenge returns for its 10th season.
Organised by Ski Dubai and supported by Dubai Sports Council, the 2019 Ice Warrior Challenge, which is scheduled for a 6.30am start on September 20, has attracted a record number of entries with participants looking forward to the excitement of taking on different icy obstacles like monkey bar swings, tyre runs and net crawls in sub-zero temperatures.
Celebrating their 10th year, organisers have promised a bigger, better and tougher Ice Warrior X, with part of the proceedings going to charity like every year in the past. Participants will be divided into four different categories ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 17, 2019: As the dust settles on UAE Team Emirates’ success at the Vuelta a Espana, an all Italian squad of five head home to compete in two back-to-back one day races with the 195.5km Giro della Toscana in Lissone (September 18) and the 198.2km Coppa Sabatini in Legnano (19 September).
Sports Director Marco Marzano will lead the following riders:
• Simone Consonni
• Nicolas Dalla Valle
• Roberto Ferrari
• Manuele Mori
• Simone Petilli
Marco Marzano, Sports Director said: "The route of the Giro della Toscana is selective, and Petilli is our rider with the best qualities for this type of race. As for the Coppa Sabatini-GP Peccioli, it can suit a lot of different riders, and as it can also suit a ......read more
Emirati driver underlines F2 dominance in Portugal to become world champion with third race victory
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 September, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi are half way towards their target of landing four major powerboat racing titles this season following Rashed Al Qemzi’s triumph in the UIM F2 World Championship.
Al Qemzi, who clinched his second F2 crown in three years by winning yesterday’s Grand Prix of Portugal in Ribadouro, was part of the four-man crew who secured the World Endurance Championships in Poland two months ago.
Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning UIM F1H2O world champion Shaun Torrente currently leads this year’s series and also tops the UIM XCAT World Championship standings with his title-winning partner from last season, Faleh Al Mansoori.
It means the ......read more
The Search for the region’s best Videographers and Filmmakers has begun – Register NOW!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 16, 2019: Nikon Middle East FZE is pleased to announce their very own Film Festival, Cinema Z, inviting all professional filmmakers and videography enthusiasts to participate and win over $20,000 worth of exciting prizes.
There are significant changes taking place in the movie making and video industry globally. Innovative approaches both technical and creative are changing and redefining the craft of film making and content creation.
With the objective of strengthening their relationships with the Videography and Filmmaking Community in the region, the Nikon Film Festival offers an ideal platform for professionals, enthusiasts and students to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 16, 2019: History was made for the UAE today, as 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar stepped onto the Vuelta a Espana podium and proudly displayed the country’s flag on his jersey as he celebrated a landmark third place finish at one of the biggest bike races in the world. As he raised his hands in triumph, he became the first rider in UAE colours to ever grace the podium steps in a Grand Tour.
Pogacar’s remarkable performance during the 21-day Tour of Spain will also be remembered for his three spectacular stage wins, along with his winning of the coveted white jersey, which is given to the best young rider in the race.
His achievements marked the first Grand Tour podium for UAE Team Emirates since its inception in 2017 and took the team’s ......read more
Level 43 to serenade guests with a weekly Saxophone Night
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: Offering unmatched 360-degree views of Dubai's iconic skyline, Level 43 Sky Lounge is among the popular nightlife spots of the city. The outdoor views at this sky lounge are truly mesmerising post sun-down, and Level 43 is all set to get even more exciting with a special Saxophone Night on September 25th! Every Wednesday, guests at this popular nightlife hub will be serenaded with lilting tunes of the Saxophone followed by DJ Sveta’s groovy tunes.
A gifted Saxophonist, Manuel Kev’s expertise extends across Jazz, Classical and Latin music. Passionate about fusing house music with other genres, Manuel’s symphonies are soulful and peppy! Joining Level 43’s musical line-up is DJ ......read more
** Dubai’s premier photography studio are on the hunt for a fresh new face – why not enter your little one today! **
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: Is your little nipper aged between 1 and 6 years old? If so, they stand a chance of being chosen as the brand-new face of The Studio, Dubai’s top photography studio located in The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai.
Along with being the brand’s very own little mascot, a whole host of other cool prizes are up for grabs too! So if your child loves the camera and you would like to be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is submit a picture that you think captures them perfectly, along with completing a simple questionnaire. It couldn’t be easier! All you then need to do is keep you and your little nipper’s fingers ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi driver in confident mood as he looks to clinch F2 world title
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 September, 2019: T eam Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi produced more of the form which has seen him dominate the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today in the countdown to the Grand Prix of Portugal.
The Emirati driver, who is looking to secure his second F2 world title in three years with a third victory of the season in Ribadouro, set the early pace in official practice on the Albufeira da Pala reservoir course.
His time of 46.16 was the fastest of the 21 challengers when he retired early from the session, and while Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas produced a late surge to clock a best lap of 46.03, Al Qemzi was in a confident mood as he prepared to chase a fourth successive pole position.
He was faster than each of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ king of the climbs, Tadej Pogacar, blew away the competition in the mountains today to take his third stage win at La Vuelta and in doing so not only secured a place on the podium in Madrid, but claimed the coveted white jersey as the best young rider in the race.
Pogacar went into stage 20 in 5th position in the GC and needed to do something special to move up the rankings. With 38kms to go, as the main contenders rode the penultimate climb of the day, the 20-year-old Slovenian did just that – attacking with such ferocity that none of his rivals could respond. It was a courageous move by the youngest rider in the race, and it paid dividends, as he soloed away to the line in what will go down in the history books as ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 14, 2019: It was a bittersweet day for UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar, after a solid performance earned him a top 10 finish in stage 18 of La Vuelta, but also ended with him handing over the white jersey to Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana). Pogacar now sits in 5th place in the overall classification just 1:18” off a podium spot and 32” behind Lopez in the Youth Classification competition.
The 177.5km mountain stage from Colmenar Viejo to Becerril de la Sierra played out as anticipated, with the main GC contenders waiting until the last climb of the day to animate the race. A series of attacks from Lopez split the pack as they chased down the breakaway rider – and eventual stage winner - Sergio Higuita (EF Education First). Pogacar showed ......read more
Wrappup (Voicea) represented the UAE last year at The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) GSEA, which is hosted by Entrepreneurship Organisation (EO) on an annual basis
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th September 2019: The startup ecosystem in Middle East & North Africa continue to grow. 2018 was big and 2019 has turned out to be bigger with tech and tech-enabled companies in the region maturing rapidly.
In line with the same, Wrappup - a Dubai-based AI voice-to-text note-taking startup, which was acquired by Voicea last year, announced that Cisco, has acquired California-based Voicea. Wrappup (Voicea) represented the UAE last year at The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) GSEA, which is hosted by Entrepreneurship Organisation (EO) on an annual basis.
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 11, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar continued his unbelievable run of form at Stage 16 of this year’s Vuelta a Espana, by digging deep on the final climb of the day to help drop Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Valverde currently sits above Pogacar in second place in the General Classification with a lead that has now been reduced to 54 seconds.
The stage from Pravia to Alto de la Cubilla Lena featured three classified climbs and the action for the GC men was reserved for the last one. As the breakaway men contested the stage victory, which was eventually taken by Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), the GC riders eyed each other up on the 17.8km climb that led to another summit finish. With 4kms to go Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) attacked the group in an attempt ......read more
The annual festivities will take place at Arabian Center on 13th September
Dubai, September 10th 2019: Arabian Center will host the annual Onam – harvest festival of Kerala, celebrations for the sixth time at the mall on 13th September, Friday.
Expected to be brighter and bigger, the Onam festival will be marked with traditional art and cultural entertainment events including dances as Theyyam thira, Kathakali, Thiruvathirakali, Mohiniyattam and Singari melan.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Tim Jones, COO, Arabian Center said, “Onam has taken on such cultural significance that all different sections of people from Kerala now celebrate it. This year, Arabian Center will be lit up with festivities including extravagant decorations, as well as traditional song and dance.”
Onam is the largest ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 09, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi will be looking to replicate his 2017 win at the GP Montreal, as he leads a seven man squad to North America for a double bill of racing in the French Quarter of Canada. The team will take on both the 201.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec (13 September) and the 219.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal (15 September), two challenging WorldTour races that are played out on street circuits around the respective host cities.
The team will be guided by Sports Director Neil Stephens:
– Diego Ulissi (Ita)
– Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor)
– Rui Costa (Por)
– Daniel Martin (Ire)
– Rui Oliveira (Por)
– Jasper ......read more
UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar moved another step closer to taking a podium finish at his first ever Grand Tour, after matching his main GC and Youth Classification rival, Miguel Angel Lopez (Team Astana), pedal stroke for pedal stroke during stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 09, 2019: It was a stage that saw the breakaway riders have their day, with Sepp Kuss (Jumbo Visma) crossing the line first after battling 154.4kms of mountainous terrain from Tieno to Santuario del Acebo. The race came to life for the GC contenders on the final climb of the day, with a select group of riders fracturing as the gradients got tougher. Pogacar rode the perfect race, letting Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) ride away with 7km to go as they went ......read more
Events will be held at Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji
Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2019: As part of Al Ain Cultural Programme, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is organising a series of cultural events and workshops at the Al Qattara Arts Centre and Qasr Al Muwaiji throughout the month of September.
Al Qattara Arts Centre will host several events, including "The Microphone Programme", offering a variety of exciting topics and subjects of interest to the community. On Thursday, 12 September, a session will be held under title “Your Inner Giant”, in which Life Skills Coach Shaima Al Jaberi will speak about the importance of having a purpose in life and unleashing one’s inner giant to progress in life.
This session will be moderated by the media ......read more
Huge wins for Felder, Makhachev, Blaydes and Ferreira at The Arena on Yas Island
History made as Calderwood and Moras claim wins in Abu Dhabi’s first UFC women’s bouts
Inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week ends with epic UFC 242 finale as UAE capital cements status as the “undisputed home of MMA in the Arab world.”
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sunday 8th September, 2019: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov underlined his standing as the division’s best-ever fighter with a dominant victory over interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 on Saturday night.
Held in front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 14,000 at The Arena, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, as part of the emirate’s week-long Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the Russian survived a Poirier ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 07, 2019: UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar put on another display of sheer brilliance during stage 13 of La Vuelta, and in doing so took his second stage win in just five days. The unbelievable result also launched the 20-year-old star into third place in the overall classification and into the white ‘Youth Classification’ jersey.
The day didn’t start out well for the Emirati formation, with news that Fabio Aru would retire from La Vuelta after experiencing muscular damage in his leg that was worsening as the race went on. However, all that was forgotten as the stage reached the business end and a select group of 29 GC riders hit the bottom of Las Machucos – the seventh categorized climb of the afternoon. With 6.5km of constant climbing - ......read more
Newly merged club also unveiled inaugural Head Coach Josh Ives
Dubai, 04 September 2019: Dubai Knights Eagles the new premier rugby club, following this summer’s merger between Dubai Eagles and fellow club Arabian Knights, will be hosting an Open Day this Friday 6th September.
Dubai Knights Eagles club culture ensures everyone is welcome, whether they have experience in rugby or not, with registrations taking place at The Dome, in Dubai Sports City, ahead of the official start of the upcoming rugby season. There will be plenty of entertainment taking place, with rugby games planned and a selection of food and beverage stands on offer. All those visiting will have the chance to meet with members of the club and see the facilities first-hand.
Vijay Sajjanhar, Chief Financial Officer of Dubai ......read more
• The captivating 22-minute Arabic documentary ‘The Peace Visit’ captures the Pope’s first visit to the region in February 2019
• Premieres on September 5 at 8pm UAE Time/ 7pm KSA time
Abu Dhabi, September 4 2019: National Geographic Abu Dhabi, a partnership between National Geographic and Abu Dhabi Media, announced today its latest documentary titled ‘The Peace Visit’ highlighting Pope Francis’ three-day historic visit to Abu Dhabi in February 2019, as part of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance.
The documentary, which premieres on September 5, 2019, at 8pm UAE time and 7pm KSA time, serves as a journal of the Pope’s first-ever visit to the Gulf region. It chronicles the trip, over three parts, highlighting the extraordinary events and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 03, 2019: Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the 7th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament and this year, participants will have two new events to choose from – crossfit and an obstacle challenge.
Organised under the guidance of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and HH Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the tournament is open to ladies from the government, semi-government and private sectors, and will be held from October 12 to 26.
Details about the registration process were revealed at a workshop organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council. Representatives from different government, semi-government and ......read more
The ‘futuristic’ entertainment destination offers a variety of fun activity packages with scratch and win vouchers for families across its centres in the UAE.
Dubai – September 3, 2019: Fabyland, a diversified and ‘futuristic’ family entertainment centre, has launched ‘Spin and Win’ campaign for families across its centres in the UAE. The campaign will run until September 15, 2019 at Fabyland outlets located at Deerfield’s Mall in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Festival City and Dragon Mart 2 in Dubai.
Fabyland is owned by Fun World International, a part of Saudi Arabia’s major business conglomerate Al-Othaim Holdings.
As part of the ‘Spin and Win’ campaign, families can participate in special fun activities with scratch and win vouchers up on purchase ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2019: Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff will spearhead UAE Team Emirates’ charge for glory at Gent-Wevelgem (31 March), with the pair looking to pick up one-day race honours in Belgium.
Gaviria has looked in fine fettle since joining the Emirati formation for the 2019 UCI WorldTour season, and secured a podium finish in his most recent ......read more
March 30, 2019: A delegation from the Board of Directors of the Sharjah Marine International Sports Club (SMISC) visited the headquarters of the Sharjah F1 Team, which is participating in the first round of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship the Saudi Grand Prix currently underway in Dammam.
The delegation, which includes Abdullah Rashid Al Salami, Humaid Ali Al Muhairi and Tariq ......read more
Al Qassimi, Al Rajhi face daunting victory bids as rally heads for tough five-day test
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 March, 2019: The UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi and Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al Rajhi will be battling the odds, and event history, when they each set off in pursuit of victory tomorrow morning in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan.
After ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019: It was double delight for UAE Team Emirates yesterday as Fernando Gaviria and Dan Martin both secured top three finishes in their respective races.
Gaviria, competing in the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne in Belgium was first up, battling hard in a sprint finish to take home second place behind eventual race winner, Dylan Groenewegen ......read more
Cacá Bueno from Jaguar Brazil Racing wins his first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race in Sanya, China
Red flag helped Bueno cement his lead at the restart, while Simon Evans and Bryan Sellers battled for second position
Four different winners in four races with Evans leading the championship
Bandar Alesayi won in the PRO-AM class for the third time, extending his championship lead with a ......read more
Two players from each of Dubai’s four clubs - Al Nasr, Al Wasl, Shabab Al Ahli and Hatta – will join du LaLiga HPC’s summer program in Spain
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 26, 2019 - Dubai Sports Council and du announced today the launch of a new partnership under du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC) that is designed to power the professional development of ......read more
Torrente, Al Qemzi prepared for big challenge in season opener
26 March, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi are prepared for a major challenge when they launch their bid for a second successive double title triumph in the opening round of the 2019 UIM F1H2O World Championship in Saudi Arabia this weekend.
Reigning world champion Shaun Torrente and Emirati Thani Al Qemzi who finished third in ......read more
Rashid achieves tournament triumph with thrilling race victory, giving him three wins out of four rounds during his first series with Parolin Racing
Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2019: Budding Emirati racing karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri won the Championship for the WSK Super Master series this weekend in the Mini category. His victory at the International Circuit Napoli Sarno circuit with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2019: Sanya. António Félix da Costa (POR) celebrated his third podium of the season at the Sanya E-Prix (CHN), round six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. After 36 laps he crossed the finish line in third place in the #28 BMW iFE.18. Thanks to the 15 points he picked up, Félix da Costa now leads the driver standings with 62 points. His team-mate Alexander ......read more
Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the three-day event will be held at the Emirates Equestrian Centre
What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League
When: Thursday, March 28th from 3:30pm onwards; Friday, March 29th from 9:00am onwards and Saturday, March 30th from 9:00am onwards
Where: Emirates Equestrian Centre, Seeh Al Salam, Endurance ......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