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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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Rafal Majka Joins UAE Team Emirates…

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More than 400 Runners to Take Part in Friday's Mai Dubai City Half Marathon in DIFC…

It is the first mass-running event to be staged in UAE in the COVID-19 era United Arab Emirates,  October 19, 2020:   The Dubai International Financial Centre will be buzzing with activity this Friday as more than 400 runners from over 40 countries take part in the 2020 Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, the first mass-running event to be staged in Dubai and the UAE since the start ......read more

Saudi Arabia Leading GCC entries To Date in the 10th annual National Geographic Abu Dhabi & Almarai ...…

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UFC Fight Night®: Ortega Vs. The Korean Zombie…

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Dubai Sports Council Announces Opening of Registrations for Dubai Women's Triathlon…

United Arab Emirates,  October 18, 2020:   Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has announced the opening of registrations for the fourth edition of the 4th Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is scheduled to take place on November 27. Oganised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with hosts Dubai Ladies Club, the 2020 Dubai Women’s ......read more

One Week Until The Eagle Khabib Nurmagomedov Swoops Back Into the UFC Octagon in Abu Dhabi…

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From the Octagon to The Majlis…

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Dubai Sports Council Announces Slew of Community Sports Events in Hatta…

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Kristoff Leads UAE Team Emirates Classics Squad at Tour of Flanders…

United Arab Emirates,  October 14, 2020:  After a 3rd place podium at last year’s Tour of Flanders or ‘Ronde Van Vlaanderen’, Alexander Kristoff will be hungry to build on his success and will count on a young, dynamic team to help him.   On Wednesday 14th October the riders will line up for the mid-week semi-classic, Schelderprijs, which Kristoff won in ......read more

Consumers Expect All Brands to Provide Wellness Offerings, New Ogilvy Study Finds…

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Praise From One Sporting Bubble to Another…

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Mcnulty Rides Home to 2nd Place in Stage 10 of Giro D'italia…

American has his best day of the tour so far and jumps to 13th overall     United Arab Emirates,  October 14, 2020:  It was another ray of sunshine from the young UAE Team Emirates riders on another rainy day at the Giro d’Italia.   After the 3rd place obtained on Sunday by Mikkel Bjerg on the 9th stage of the Corsa Rosa, today it was the turn of ......read more

Fighters Arriving to Compete in UFC Fight Night: ORTEGA VS. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE…

United Arab Emirates,  October 12, 2020:  Return to Fight Island continues to deliver mega-events on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, as UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ORTEGA VS. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE to be hosted on the 18th of October, with a highly anticipated bout as No. 2 ranked Brian Ortega takes on No. 4 ”The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in a clash of featherweight ......read more

Ariel Podart, an Interactive and Free Art Installation Happening in October…

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Dubai Sports Council Invites Registered Participants for Al Marmoom Dune Run ‘build-up' Runs on Oct ...…

United Arab Emirates,  October 12, 2020:   As the countdown for the first Al Marmoom Dune Run gathers pace, Dubai Sports Council has invited registered participants to attend free-of-charge “build-up runs” inside Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve to get in top shape for the event. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and ......read more

5 Aww-esome Autumn Essentials for Kids…

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Fight Night 5 Winners…

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Dubai Sports Council Announces First-Ever Aqua Challenge for the Community…

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World Art Dubai Elevates the Local Art Scene…

Uniting artists and art connoisseurs at the show, World Art Dubai’s local and emerging talent shines through Major sales across all three days highlight Dubai’s flourishing art industry   Dubai, UAE - 11 October, 2020:  World Art Dubai concludes on a high note today, as the fair’s 120-strong international delegation of solo artists and galleries ......read more

UFC Joker Markus Perez Promises ‘Intelligent' Display in Abu Dhabi's Return to Fight Island Octagon…

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Art Enthusiasts Unite to Open World Art Dubai…

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Magnificent Hamdan Sports Complex Celebrates 10th Anniversary…

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World Art Dubai Honours Industry's Finest…

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From Copacabana to Abu Dhabi Corniche: UAE Capital Gives Brazil's Finest Martial Artists A Chance ...…

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First-Ever UFC Women's Main Event in Abu Dhabi Set to Inspire A New Generation of Female Athletes…

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DSC Announces Opening of Registrations for Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament…

1 file sent via WeTransfer, the simplest way to send your files around the world   United Arab Emirates,  October 04, 2020:   Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of registrations for the eighth edition of Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament, which is scheduled to take place from November 8 to 22. Held under the patronage of the wife of His ......read more

Enhanced Customer Experience Implemented In Time for 25th Season Opening at Global Village…

From State-of-the-art cashless payment services to complimentary masks for kids, Guest comfort and safety are top priority for Global Village    Dubai, UAE, 1st October 2020: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has announced their health and safety measures for Season 25. Customer safety ......read more

A Pakistani National Dribbles a Basketball for a Mile in Dubai, Bags a Second Guinness World ...…

30 September 2020:   Breaking a Guinness World Records™ (GWR) title is more than just doing something amazing. It took 33-year old Pakistani national Azmat Khan 6 minutes and 1 second to break the previous Guinness World Records title for Fastest mile dribbling a basketball. Khan is a Kohat product, and he also holds the record title for the 10 miles ......read more

UFC and Jiu-jitsu Legend: Why Abu Dhabi is the Global Capital of Combat Sport…

United Arab Emirates,  September 30, 2020:  Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is a former UFC® interim light heavyweight champion. With a background in jiu-jitsu, the man affectionately known as ‘Big Nog’, he knows a thing or two about what makes a combat sports destination. Nogueira in currently in Abu Dhabi for Return to Fight Island, the five-event mega series currently ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Has Grand Plans for the 2020 Edition of the Italian Grand Tour…

United Arab Emirates,  September 30, 2020:  With no clear GC leader for this year’s Giro d’Italia, UAE Team Emirates has given its riders the freedom to hunt for stages in the second Grand Tour of the 2020 season, which runs from 3 – 15 October.    The squad has been carefully selected to provide the best possible rider combinations for every stage of ......read more

Mansoor bin Mohammed: Hosting IPL Confirms UAE's Position as a Global Hub of Sports and is a Vote ...…

United Arab Emirates,  September 30, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has congratulated the stakeholders for the scintillating start and organisational success of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE. Organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in cooperation with the ......read more

Philipsen Storms to Victory in Hectic Binckbank Tour Opener…

30th win of the season for UAE Team Emirates     United Arab Emirates,  September 30, 2020:  Jasper Philipsen showed a quick turn of speed and great skill to navigate his way to victory on stage 1 of the BinckBank Tour (WT) in Belgium.   The relatively short opener from Blankenberge to Ardooie (132.1k) sprung to life in the closing kilometres as narrow ......read more

Abu Dhabi Delivers Again as Mega Return to Fight Island Series Opens With ‘Memorable' UFC® 253…

UFC Fight Island™ safe zone hosts yet another epic, world-class event   Abu Dhabi further raises global benchmark with sanitisation, social distancing and successful COVID-19 testing cycles Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 29, 2020: Abu Dhabi has reinforced its reputation as a world-class destination for sporting events and commitment to the highest standards of health and safety with ......read more

Aldana and Holm Arrive at UFC Fight Island Safe Zone Before Upcoming UFC Fight Night…

United Arab Emirates,  September 29, 2020:  UFC champions continue to arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLM VS ALDANA this weekend, the second event in the mega five-event Return to Fight Island on Yas Island. The main card competitors, American Holly Holm and her Mexican competitor, Irene Aldana, are now in their 48-hour quarantine in preparation for their eagerly ......read more

Team Shift Triumphs Again With Victory in Free Fire Arab League Season 2 Tournament…

Dubai, 29 September 2020:  SHIFT, whose team members hail from Algeria, celebrated another tournament victory by reigning supreme in the second season of Free Fire Arab League that attracted more than 4 million viewers. The team consisting of Guemmaz Aymen (Shadio), Younes Louail (Kortez), Aissa Kheirredine (Wanis) and Bencheikh Nasrellah (DVL), put their skills to the test and overcame ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Tour De France Champion Tadej Pogacar Returns to Racing in the Ardennes Classics…

United Arab Emirates,  September 29, 2020:  Tadej Pogacar’s first WorldTour race post Tour de France victory comes in the form of La Flèche Wallonne (30 September). The 202km one day classic through the Ardennes region of Belgium comes at a wildly unfamiliar time in the cycling calendar, however Pogacar goes into the race quietly confident.   Pogacar commented: “I ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Ready for Binckbank…

United Arab Emirates,  September 28, 2020:  From September 29th till October 3rd, UAE Team Emirates return to racing on the roads of Belgium and Holland for their next World Tour fixture – the BinckBank Tour.   The race will be run over five stages, including a time trial, on roads often graced by the spring classics with the final day finishing in Louvain La Neuve. ......read more

Dubai Culture: ‘Change' Exhibition Enriches the Components of the Cultural Scene and the Creative ...…

• The Authority inaugurated the exhibition as part of its role as an enabler of the culture and creativity sector in Dubai. • In line with the priorities of the Authority’s updated strategic roadmap in support of creativity and creators. • The exhibition provided a platform to spread the values of positivity and hope beyond the isolation imposed by the COVID-19 ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Return to Fight Island Breaks UFC Viewership Records With Adesanya Vs Costa Face-off…

UFC® 253 pre-fight showdown at Flash Forum became the most viewed face-off of all time on Instagram with 7.6 million views   Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 27, 2020: Return to Fight Island, the mega, five-event UFC series taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi continues to make history, with the pre-fight UFC® 253 ADESANYA vs COSTA face-off setting new ......read more

Winners of First Voices of Future Generations Writing Competition Announced…

HH Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum awards children for their creativity and commitment to a more sustainable future     Dubai, 27 September 2020: The first winners of the Middle East edition of the Voices of Future Generations, the inspiring global writing competition for children, were announced today at a digital award ceremony streamed from the Zabeel Ladies ......read more

Poetry Encyclopedia Marks the Death Anniversary of Legendary Arab Poet Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi…

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi’s online poetry database to highlight major milestones of Al-Mutanabbi’s life, adding several of his best works to its audio archive Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2020: Poetry Encyclopedia, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s publicly-accessible online poetry database, is marking the 1055 anniversary of the ......read more

‘Return to UFC Fight Island Will Go Down in History'…

American Ace Dominick Reyes Hails Abu Dhabi’s ‘special’ Environment as He Prepares for Ufc® 253 Showdown Reyes faces Poland’s Jan Blachowicz for light heavyweight title on opening night of five-event Return to Fight Island series     Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 23, 2020: “Super cool” Abu Dhabi and UFC Fight Island™ provide the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Continues Plans to Develop Emirati Coaches and Nurture Young Talents…

54 per cent of all coaches in Dubai sports clubs are Emiratis   United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The Dubai Sports Council has reaffirmed its commitment to development plans and programs dedicated to supporting Emirati coaches, young sporting talents and academies, as well as sports at schools, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 since the first quarter of this ......read more

"Dubai Culture" and "Dubai Statistics Center" ... Cooperate to Monitor and ...…

• Merging energies and integrating efforts to establish Dubai as a Global Centre for Culture an Incubator for Creativity a Thriving Hub for Talent  • Implementing questionnaires to measure the partners’ satisfaction • Achieving excellence in the levels of institutional culture, providing services, and improving employee and customer happiness   Dubai - ......read more

Aspiring Novelists Take Note: The Emirates Litfest Writing Prize is Now Open for 2021…

• Competition has already opened path to publishing deals for nine debut novelists   Dubai, 23 September 2020:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s writing competition for unpublished authors has now opened for 2021. Formerly known as the Montegrappa, The Emirates LitFest Writing prize has produced nine internationally published authors in just seven years, ......read more

Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Judges and New Competition Categories Announced…

United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The World Photography Organisation is pleased to announce the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. Also revealed today are new categories in the Awards’ four competitions, entry deadlines and exhibition dates.    Now in its 14th year, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the ......read more

Marhaba! Abu Dhabi Offers a Welcome Return to UFC Fight Island for Global Stars…

Elaborate health and safety protocols in place as fighters begin quarantine ahead of highly anticipated UFC 253 on Yas Island    Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 23, 2020: Abu Dhabi has demonstrated its commitment to safely organising large, high-profile events through successful management of health and safety protocols, as some of the biggest names in UFC®, the world’s ......read more

Dubai Culture Reveals Children's Wishes in ‘My Library & Expo' Time Capsule…

• As official culture supporter of Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Culture reinforces the societal role in supporting the success of the exhibition. • The time capsule documented children’s wishes regarding the hosting Expo 2020 Dubai. • The Dubai Public Library enhances community members’ engagement with important national events. • Motivating the effective ......read more

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