• Organisers confirm full line-up of tennis talent with 16 global stars set to take to the court in Abu Dhabi
• ATP World No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz and World No. 10 Taylor Fritz among star-studded list to feature at Etihad Arena in December.
• Organisers reveal special National Day Discount with up to 52% off tickets to catch the Meteora World Tennis League action from 21st to 24th December
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 December 2023: The Meteora World Tennis League (WTL) has revealed its stellar tennis line-up for Season 2 in full, confirming the final 10 tennis players and the teams they will represent in Abu Dhabi.
Ahead of the second edition which takes place at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena, organisers confirmed men’s World No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz, Taylor Fritz ......read more
As F1H2O season reaches climax in Sharjah, new Class 3 series gets under way in Khor Fakkan
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29th November, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi are primed for a big challenge on two powerboat racing stages as one season begins and another reaches its conclusion in the UAE next week.
The experienced pairings of Faleh Al Mansoori with Shaun Torrente and Rashed Al Tayer alongside Majed Al Mansoori are lined up for the opening round of the new UAE Class-3 Offshore Powerboat Championship getting under way in Khor Fakkan on 7th December.
Three days later, triple world champion Torrente will join forces with Thani Al Qemzi and Rashed Al Qemzi as Team Abu Dhabi look for a winning climax to the 2023 UIM F1H2O World Championship at the season’s final round in Sharjah.
While Sweden’s Jonas Andersson has already secured ......read more
Dubai Municipality Team has won the title of the cricket competition of the 5th edition of the "Labor Sports Tournament", the biggest of its kind, which is organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai & Dubai Police, and under title "Their Happiness is Our Goal".
Participants in the 5th edition of the Tournament, which will continue up to 13th March 2024, compete in 11 sports competitions; these are: basketball, football, road race, arm wrestling, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tug of war, yoga, cricket & kabaddi.
The cricket competition took place at the Laborer Residential Area in Jebel Ali. Dubai Municipality gained 1st place, followed by Farnek Co. in the 2nd place and Dulsco Co. Team in the 3rd place. The competition ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 27 November 2023: Dubai Culture and Art Authority (Dubai Culture) presents a vast creative space for participants through Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children. The winter camp, themed ‘Unlock the power of art,’ will take place starting from 11 to 15 December for the first week and from 18 to 22 December for the second week. The camp features a range of artistic workshops enabling children to experience various art forms, including music, pottery, theatre, drawing, animation, cooking, and the art of Arabic calligraphy. This camp highlights Dubai Culture's efforts to encourage children to express their talents and discover their potential.
Adel Omar, Senior Special Project and Media Director at Al Jalila Cultural Centre affirmed that the winter camp provides a comprehensive learning environment that ......read more
Thirteen Premier League stars on 30-man list for Best Men’s Player at glittering gala event to be held alongside Dubai International Sports Conference at Atlantis, the Palm on January 19
Hosted by Dubai Sports Council, two new Middle East awards join line-up, while Haaland, Kane, Mbappe, and Ronaldo contest Maradona Award for top goal-scorer in 2023
Dubai, UAE – November 21, 2023: Ten of Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League-winning squad, Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane, Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham, and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah are among the 30 contenders for Best Men’s Player at the annual Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, which will take place alongside the 18th Dubai International Sports Conference in partnership with Dubai Sports Council on January 19 at the five-star Atlantis, The ......read more
- Tarabot: Weaving a Living Forum is a pavilion designed by regenerative consultancy and architecture practice theOtherDada, showcasing innovative materials developed locally
- Tarabot is commissioned by Art Jameel and supported by Abdul Latif Jameel Saudi Arabia
- Telling the story of the UAE’s landscapes through material and design, Tarabot is a pioneering, sustainable and immersive structure hosting talks, presentations and community programmes during COP28 and through April 2024
- Jameel Arts Centre serves as a home during COP and beyond for multidisciplinary members of the local and the international community working across culture and climate change
November 21, 2023 — Art Jameel, an organisation that supports artists and creative communities, announces the launch of ......read more
Public light art exhibition Manar Abu Dhabi runs until 30 January 2024 with new site-specific commissions, light sculptures, projections, and immersive artworks installed across key locations in the city including Corniche Road and Beach, the Eastern Mangroves, Fahid Island, Jubail Mangrove Park, Lulu Island, Saadiyat Island and Al Samaliyah Island.
The group exhibition features over 20 local, regional and international artists including Ayman Zedani, Carsten Höller, Jim Denevan, Latifa Saeed, Luciana Abait, Mohammed Kazem, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Nujoom Al Ghanem, Rain Wu, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Samia Halaby, Shezad Dawood, teamLab and more.
Curated by Reem Fadda and Alia Zaal Lootah, the exhibition is a key pillar of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s Public Art Abu Dhabi initiative, which is committed ......read more
November 18, 2023: Emirates Post, the official postal operator and leading express provider in the UAE, launched the Postal Portraits Photography Competition with the aim of fostering connections within communities through the art of photography. The competition, initiated last month, invites participants to capture the essence of the UAE’s rich cultural heritage and way of life.
Structured around distinct quarterly themes, the competition will offer a dynamic display of the diverse way of life that define the Emirates’ cultural landscape. Running until September 30, 2024, this initiative invites participants to capture the vibrancy of the Emirates' postal experiences through their photographic lens.
Participants in the competition can showcase their talent but also win rewards. Each month the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 November 2023: 42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology, hosted the third edition of its chess tournament in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Chess Club & Mind games. The tournament was held in 42 Abu Dhabi’s campus on the 15th of November 2023. During the tournament, 42 Abu Dhabi students competed with Rouda Essa al Serkal, who has gained recognition as a two-time world chess champion and winner of the Asian Amateur Chess Championship for Women 2023.
Utilizing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, 42 Abu Dhabi students showcased their talent by implementing innovative strategies that pushed the boundaries of the game. The tournament provided a comprehensive and interactive platform for ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16 November, 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is embarking on a project to enrich the local art scene with an artistic gypsum mural adorning the facade of Al Safa Art and Design Library. This artistic masterpiece draws inspiration from Dubai's heritage, showcasing its cultural diversity and the vibrancy of its contemporary art scene. This initiative, part of the ongoing renovation efforts for the space, aligning with Dubai Culture's Dubai Public Art strategy, seeks to transform the emirate into an open, accessible, and global art gallery. This strategy presents artistic experiences that enhance visual culture, foster innovation, enrich the cultural and artistic sector, and support Dubai's creative economy.
This mural by Lebanese artist Chafa Ghaddar is part of Dubai Culture's efforts ......read more
The padel competition of the 11th edition of "Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament" was successfully concluded on 12th Nov. 2023 with distinctive participation of female employees, represented 43 teams from various governmental, semi-governmental & private entities.
"Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament" is organized by Dubai Sports Council, aiming to attract women sports talents and to increase the level of women's awareness with the importance of the exercise of sport & physical activities.
The Tournament, the biggest of its kind, is held with participation of more than 1000 female employees of various ages & muti-nationalities, and it is scheduled to be concluded on 20th Nov.
Participants in the Tournament compete in 7 sports competitions; these are: ......read more
The 11th edition of "Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament", the biggest of its kind, will be held from 9th to 20th Nov. 2023 with participation of more than 1000 female players.
The Tournament is organized by Dubai Sports Council, aiming to attract women sports talents and to increase the level of women's awareness with the importance of the exercise of sport & physical activities.
Participants in the Tournament will compete in 7 sports competitions; these are: bowling, running, cycling, padel, badminton, shooting & obstacles challenge.
The current edition of the Tournament to be kicked off with the bowling competition, scheduled on Thursday 9th Nov. 2023 at Dubai International Bowling Center – Al-Mamzar. Winners in both individual & team categories will be honored on the ......read more
The Asian Basketball Confederation convened its first meeting after the election of its Board for the new term 2023 – 2027.
The meeting was held at Dubai Sports Council's premises in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Saud Bin Ali Al-Thani, the President of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) / H.E. Andreas Zaklis, the Secretary General of FIBA.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Govinddraj Kambardi, President of the Asian Basketball Confederation, in the presence of the Chinese world star Yao Ming, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Asian Basketball Confederation / Major General Ismail Al-Garqawi, President of the UAE Basketball Association and President of the Arab Basketball Federation, besides other Board's members of the Asian Confederation.
The meeting discussed the Asian ......read more
The Emirate of Dubai continues to host further sports challenges & obstacle races, aiming to boost the Emirate's status as a favorite global destination and a city where challenge sports are hosted.
In this regard, Dubai will witness the organization of 9 local & international championships in various challenge sports taking place at different locations in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council. The challenge sports vary among the desert, mud, water, ice & mountain challenges and will attract thousands of professionals & amateurs of multi-nationalities & different physical levels from UAE & overseas.
Top on the list of these sports championships is the Mud Challenge, one of the most famous obstacle races, which will take place on 11th & 12th Nov. 2023 at Jebel Ali ......read more
More than 3500 laborers from various companies & corporations participated in the running competition of the 5th edition of the "Labor Sports Tournament", the biggest of its kind, which is organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai & Dubai Police, and under title "Their Happiness is Our Goal".
Participants in the 5th edition of the Tournament, which will continue up to 13th March 2024, compete in 11 sports competitions; these are: basketball, football, running, arm wrestling, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tug of war, yoga, cricket & kabaddi.
The running competition was held at the Laborers Residential Area in Muhaisna 4, where contestants competed in two different distances; these were: 5 km & 3 km.
In ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 24 October 2023: The highly anticipated ‘Arcadia Book in a Box’ competition returns to inspire creativity and imagination among primary school students in the UAE.
Organized by the Emirates Literature Foundation, in collaboration with Arcadia School, this unique event fosters collaborative learning, recycling efforts, and literary exploration as participants create dioramas representing their chosen books or book scenes using recycled materials. Kicking off the competition on the right note, Arcadia launched the competition with a workshop at their school, featuring the artist and curator, Ahmed Al Enezi.
The 'Arcadia Book in a Box' competition encourages teachers and students to embark on a collective journey of visual storytelling aiming to showcase the originality of ......read more
• Three UAE amateur golfers win competition to play in the DP World Tour Championship Rolex Pro-Am
• All three will now play alongside a leading professional as part of ‘Team Luckiest Ball on Earth’
Sunday 5 November 2023, Dubai, UAE – The three winners of this year’s Luckiest Ball on Earth Grand Final will tee up alongside some of golf’s biggest names in the DP World Tour Championship Rolex Pro-Am event on Tuesday 14th November.
UAE amateur golfers David Warham (Jumeirah Golf Estates Club, 37 points), Misun Kim (Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, 39 points) and Hashem Shana’ah (Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club, 41 points ACPO) were yesterday crowned the respective winners of the men's, ladies and junior divisions of the Luckiest Ball on Earth Grand Final, at Jumeirah ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 6th November, 2023: Italy’s Mattia Di Martino produced a composed display to clinch the gold medal at the 2023 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship in Abu Dhabi.
Di Martino followed up his four victories in five qualifying rounds with another two wins in the four gold fleet races that rounded off the regatta in the UAE capital.
Spain’s Joan Domingo claimed the silver medal after adding a gold fleet race win to his three qualifying victories, while Turkey’s Mehmet Erkut Budak took the bronze.
Adding to the Italian celebrations at Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club (ADMSC), Sara Anzellotti finished fourth overall to top the girls’ standings ahead of Brazil’s Laura Neves and another member of the Italian team, Anna Chiara Merlo.
Singapore’s Ethan CHIA, placed fifth in the ......read more
New agreement will help promote youth baseball and community development across Dubai
Dubai, UAE November 2, 2023- Dubai-based Baseball United, the region’s first-ever professional baseball league, announced today a partnership with Dubai Little League (DLL), the region’s preeminent youth baseball organization. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the growth and development of baseball in the region, enabling a top-down and bottom-up approach from the youth to the professional level.
The new partnership will include youth clinics, player appearances, and financial support. It will also include preferred pricing and special promotions for DLL members for Baseball United’s upcoming All-Star Showcase event, a two-game series between Baseball United’s East All-Stars and West All-Stars on ......read more
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has announced that "Dubai Open Gymnastics Academies Championship", the first of its kind in Dubai, will kick off on 24th Nov. 2023 with participation of more than 600 male & female players of various ages & multi-nationalities.
"Dubai Open Gymnastics Academies Championship" is organized by STAMINA 11 Academy, and it aims to enhance the remarkable efforts, exerted to attract & develop sports talents in the artistic gymnastics sport.
The Championship's details were declared in a press conference, convened at DSC's premises, and addressed by Mr. Ahmed Salem Al-Mahri, Director of Sports Development Dept. in DSC / Ms. Farah Shawar, the CEO of STAMINA 11 Academy, in the presence of representatives of participating clubs, sports academies ......read more
Jackson Sousa’s new link-up in Emirates puts nine proteges on world stage in UAE capital
Dubai, UAE, 1st November 2023: Jackson Sousa, the prolific jiu-jitsu gold medal winner from Brazil, has set his sights on more title success in Abu Dhabi next week after entering into a new collaboration in the UAE.
Sousa will compete as a black belt in both the Masters and Professional 94kg divisions at the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which combines six events starting today and running until November 10 at Mubadala Arena.
An informal agreement with Dubai-based tech venture company, Scalo Technologies, has reinvigorated his career. It is also giving nine promising jiu-jitsu athletes the opportunity to shine on the world stage in the UAE capital.
As part of his build-up for Abu Dhabi, where he took the pro’ ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30th October, 2023: The stage is set for five days of intense race action as many of the world’s top young sailors set off on a gold medal course at the 2023 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship in Abu Dhabi tomorrow.
The event began officially today with an opening ceremony featuring 161 competitors from 29 countries, who later had the chance to test conditions during practice sessions off Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club (ADMSC).
The nine-strong UAE team includes Khalifa Al Romaithi and Mediya Alneyadi, who won gold and bronze medals respectively at both the Arab games in Algeria and the Marmara Sailing Cup in Turkey earlier this year.
Sponsored by Abu Dhabi Ports and Al Mariah Bank, the regatta is being hosted for the first time by ADMSC in cooperation with the UAE Sailing and Rowing ......read more
With the participation of a group of authors, writers, and experts
Dubai, UAE, 27 October 2023: In partnership with and hosted by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) organised the second edition of the Digital Publishing Forum to highlight the latest trends and address the challenges facing the digital publishing sector. Through this forum, Dubai Culture sought to encourage publishers, experts, and specialists to present innovative solutions and recommendations to help support the development of this vital sector in the UAE.
The forum featured interactive sessions and workshops, witnessing the participation of experts, academics, publishers, specialists, intellectuals, and writers. Sessions included ‘Future of Digital Publishing in the UAE,’ led by ......read more
29 of the first 32 picks played in Major League Baseball, including former All-Stars Bartolo Colon, Robinson Cano, Pablo Sandoval, and Jair Jurrjens
DUBAI, UAE (October 26, 2023) – Dubai-based Baseball United announced today the official results of the league’s first-ever Player Draft. Eighty players were selected, with twenty picks for each of the league’s founding franchises – the Mumbai Cobras, the Karachi Monarchs, and the league’s two UAE-based franchises, the Wolves and Falcons. The inaugural Draft was dominated by former Major League Baseball (MLB) players, with 91% of the first four rounds and 45% of the overall Draft selections having played at the MLB level.
Selections included former New York Yankees stars Robinson Cano and Didi Gregorius – both drafted by the Wolves – and ......read more
Dubai Municipality Team has won the title of the football competition of the 5th edition of the “Labor Sports Tournament”, the biggest of its kind, which is organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai & Dubai Police, and under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.
Participants in the 5th edition of the Tournament, which will continue up to 13th March 2024, compete in 11 sports competitions; these are: basketball, football, running, arm wrestling, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tug of war, yoga, cricket & kabaddi.
The football competition was held at DUTCO’s courts in Jebel Ali with participation of 689 players of various ages & multi-nationalities, represented 47 teams from 47 companies. The event was attended ......read more
Dubai Sports Council continues Attracting & Developing of Talents in all Sports Games
Dubai Sports Council has announced that the 5th edition of “Dubai Open Basketball Academies Championship” will be held from 28th Oct. 2023 to 10th March 2024 with remarkable participation of 2000 male & female players of various ages, representing 65 teams who will compete in 400 matches.
The “DOBA Championship” aims to attract & develop promising sports talents.
The Championship’s details were declared in a press conference, convened at DSC’s premises, and addressed by Mr. Ahmed Salem Al-Mahri, Director of Sports Development Dept. / Mr. Mohammed Al-Hammadi, the CEO of the UAE Basketball Association / Mr. Muneer Ahmed Al-Emam, President of Delta Co., the organizational partner of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 October 2023: Makma Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi's latest destination for exquisitely curated Islamic-inspired glass and crystal creations, has announced its first public exhibition, set to take place at Downtown Design from 8-11 November 2023 at the d3 Waterfront Terrace in Dubai Design District (d3).
The gallery's exhibition booth promises to redefine the fascination of crystal craftsmanship within a contemporary framework, paying homage to a century-old legacy that chronicles the fascinating journey of refined glass and crystal artistry, made from 100% natural and durable material.
Alia Sefrioui, Founder of Makma Art Gallery, commented: "We are thrilled to be part of Downtown Design 2023, a premier platform that brings together the region's creative community. We look forward to connecting with visitors ......read more
• The company on track to meet this year net profit target.
• Company Reports Remarkable 77% YoY Growth in revenue.
• Palms Sports' commitment to operational and vertical expansions culminated in a significant surge in profitability.
Abu Dhabi, UAE; October 20, 2023: Palms Sports (ADX: PALMS), the global sports management company, the world's largest Jiu-Jitsu training provider, and a subsidiary of International Holding Company (ADX: IHC), unveiled its preliminary financial results for Q3 2023, culminating on September 30th, showcasing an impressive net operational profit of AED 88.1 million.
Palms Sports demonstrates remarkable growth as revenue from contracts with clients skyrockets by 77% in Q3-2023, surging from AED214.6 million (Q3-2022) to AED337.6 million (Q3-2023). This ......read more
1. 57 victories as team enjoys most winning season 2.
News | Team – 20th October 2023
UAE Team Emirates brought the curtain down on a highly memorable 2023 season which saw them take 1st place in the UCI Teams Ranking. The team has clinched the top spot, underscoring their place in the upper echelons of professional cycling.
This outstanding victory is a testament to the unwavering dedication and exceptional talent of the entire UAE Team Emirates roster. With 57 victories throughout the 2023 season, they have consistently showcased their strength and prowess on the global cycling stage. These wins have come in a wide array of competitions, from classic one-day races to gruelling Grand Tours. In total 17 different riders from the team claimed victories which demonstrates the strength in depth ......read more
Championship returns to the UAE with back-to-back events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for the first-time
Dubai - October 18 2023 – In the wake of a thrilling weekend of racing in Cádiz, SailGP, one of the world’s fastest growing sports properties, is getting ready to arrive in the UAE for consecutive events across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Following a sell-out first year, the second Emirates Dubai Sail Grand Prix, presented by P&O Marinas, returns to Mina Rashid on December 9-10, 2023, before the league kicks off 2024 with the inaugural Mubadala Abu Dhabi Sail Grand Prix presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, on January 13-14, 2024.
Season 4 is shaping up to be the league's most thrilling and extensive season yet, as the world’s most exciting racing on water comes back to Dubai for its next stop on the ......read more
• Three-time winner Rory McIlroy returns to the iconic Emirates Golf Club for the 2024 tournament
• The Hero Dubai Desert Classic combines world-class golf and family-friendly entertainment from January 18-21, 2024
• The first Geo-certified golf event in the Middle East, and as part of the Rolex Series, celebrates its 35th Edition
• Fans can register for a limited number of free general admission tickets for the Rolex Series event at www.dubaidesertclassic.com
Rory McIlroy will aim to create history and become the first four-time winner of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic when he returns to defend his title at the iconic Emirates Golf Club from January 18-21, 2024.
Fans can now benefit from limited early bird price hospitality packages for the Dallah Lounge or register for free general ......read more
• Jaguar TCS Racing head into the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship looking to build on their most successful season to date
• Now featuring one of the strongest driver line-ups in the all-electric world championship, Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy bring their speed and skill, coupled with a lifetime of shared experiences having raced against each other since the age of six
• The British race team produced their highest ever points haul in 2023, surpassing their 2022 achievements
• The Jaguar I-TYPE 6 claimed both first and second position in the 2023 Teams’ World Championship, certifying its status as the most advanced and efficient electric racecar in FIA Formula E
• The technology learnings and transfer from the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will continue to support reimagining Jaguar’s future ......read more
The Mountain Bike Race was successfully held at the mountain bike track in Mushrif Park – Al-Khawaneej, with remarkable participation of male & female riders of various ages & multi-nationalities.
The Race was organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with Dubai Municipality, and riders passed through a forest of 70 thousand trees.
Part of the Race was attended by H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC / H.E. Naser Aman Al-Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC / Mr. Ali Omar Al-Baloushi, Director of Sports Events Dept. in DSC / Mr. Ahmed Al-Zarouni, Director of Public Parks & Entertainment Events Dept. in Dubai Municipality.
In 56 km mountain race – professional men category, Ajit Salman won 1st place within a time of 01:58:18 hour, ......read more
• Emirati 1-2 as Hirschi takes 2nd place •
UAE Team Emirates had the perfect end to the European calendar with victory in the Veneto Classic in Italy.
Formolo, who hails from nearby Verona had the dream scenario as he crossed the line with his hands raised to celebrate his second win of the season after taking the Coppa Agostoni in September. The win marks the record 56th triumph of the year for the squad.
Formolo: “In the end I went all-in on the last climb. I was always in the front throughout the race, paying attention to the moves that were going up the road, and then I emptied myself for the final part. I spoke with Hirschi with 10km to go and he told me to attack and he would follow anyone that tried to come across. It’s a beautiful end to the season and to do it close to ......read more
• Colombian 3rd in mass sprint finish
News | Team – 14th October 2023
Sebastian Molano showed growing confidence and form with a strong 3rd place on stage 2 of the Tour of Guangxi from Beihai to Qinzhou(149.6km).
After the disappointment of yesterday, Molano was back with a spring in his step for stage 2, narrowly missing out on victory as Jonathan Milan (Bahrain Victorious) proved the quickest.
Molano: “I felt quite good in the sprint today. It was a bit of a headwind and the wide roads mean it can be better to start the sprint from behind which we did. I found myself a bit blocked in at the end but today Milan was very strong so well done to him. Third place is a big improvement from yesterday and I hope on the next sprint stages I can go for a ......read more
- The global artists to headline this year’s ‘R&B Night’ on Friday 22nd December
- Akon and Ne-Yo are the final acts confirmed, with 50 Cent, UB40 and The Original Wailers already announced
- Concert tickets are on sale now for this year’s World Tennis League on Yas Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 October 2023: World Tennis League (WTL) has today announced global R&B megastars, Akon and Ne-Yo will join the incredible entertainment line-up heading to Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena.
The acclaimed international artists will headline a special ‘R&B evening’ concert on Friday 22nd December, with their performances closing out an entertaining day of play from some of the world's top tennis talent.
The award-winning stars join a stellar selection of ......read more
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The Legend’s Football League – first of its kind in the world – is headed for a spectacular launch with a glittering opening ceremony followed by an enthralling game between the Steel Doctor Red Devils and a World XI at Al Nasr’s iconic Al Maktoum Stadium on November 18.
Multiple World Cup and Ballon d’Or winners will take the pitch alongside club and continental football royalty to captivate the audience.
Billed as the ultimate Red Devils Reunion squad, the Steel Doctor Red Devils boast some of Manchester United’s most revered legends, including Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov, Antonio Valencia, Wes Brown, Mikael Silvestre and Juan Sebastian Veron.
On the other side, the likes of Brazil’s Rivaldo and Roberto Carlos will line-up for the World XI ......read more
MENA Region's First Art Therapy Conference Unites Global Experts to Explore Advances in Art Therapy: Exploring its impact on mental health, violence, emotional well-being, and personal growth.
Conference’s agenda deep dives into healing, innovation, and empowerment
Specialists to deliberate on how to use art as a means to express emotions, manage stress, and rebuild self-esteem amongst trauma and abuse victims.
Display of over 100 artworks at the event to illuminate stories of survival and healing
Abu Dhabi, 12 October 2023: The Abu Dhabi Center for Sheltering and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa, an affiliate of the Department of Community Development (DCD), is pioneering a radical initiative by organizing and hosting MENA region's first Art Therapy Conference, themed ......read more
Exciting Announcement Made At the Start of Annual CBFS T20 Tournament & Upcoming S10 Tournament
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: The iconic Sharjah cricket stadium, the leading venue in the world for One-Dayers has gone in for a major refurbishment of its facilities.
A floodlight upgrade using Philips ArenaVision LED lighting is further enhanced by employing DMX control system technology to deliver the perfect lighting for players on the field and facilitate top quality coverage of light and laser shows as entertainment during game breaks for fans across the world through HDR (high dynamic range) and ultra-high-definition TV transmissions.
"The state-of-the-art illumination using cutting edge technology will give us a strength of 2600 lux on the pitch," said Khalaf Bukhatir, Managing Director of ......read more
Collective exhibition: Diaa Allam, Sawsan Al Bahar, Kaikhan Salakhov, Josh Rowell and Yousra Wahba
Curated by Celine Azem
1st October till 1st November, 2023
Dubai, UAE, 11 October 2023: For the second edition of Breaking Boundaries, Firetti Contemporary has partnered with Dubai Culture to present Breaking Boundaries II as part of the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale.
This exhibition celebrates the intricate and expansive history of linguistics, transcending its traditional boundaries to explore innovative expressions through the works of five artists from different corners of the world. From its origins in primitive eras to the contemporary era, this exhibition aims to delve into the rich and comprehensive evolution of the history of language and its dynamic impact on contemporary artistic ......read more
Defending champions, DRO Tuskers, led by Riyas Baree and proudly owned by Prominent Insurance, Quick Supermarket, Sreekanth, and Giridhar, emerged victorious yet again in the 2nd edition of DRO Premier League Cricket Tournament. The highly action-packed tournament enthralled cricket lovers with top quality bowling, power batting, acrobatic fielding and brilliant captaincy. In a closely contested battle, DRO Patriots, owned by Waqas Ali and under the leadership of Sadat, claimed the runners-up position, falling just short on Net Run Rate (NRR). Ashiq Obeid became the Player of the Tournament and was crowned the Best Batsman. Meanwhile, Tony Daison showcased his bowling brilliance to become the Best Bowler of the season.
Following the success of the first season, the second season kicked off last month According to organisers of ......read more
• Fans turned up in numbers at the stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi Park to watch City’s match against Arsenal on Sunday night and get a picture taken with the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th October 2023: Hundreds of Manchester City fans descended on Louvre Abu Dhabi Park to get a glimpse of all the major trophies from the club’s historic treble-winning season during a special match-screening event as the global ‘Treble Trophy Tour’, presented by Official Club Partner, OKX, concluded its UAE leg.
The Premier League, FA Cup and for the first time, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup, were on display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Park as fans of all ages and nationalities from across the UAE celebrated the club’s ......read more
• Distinctive Participation of more than 300 Female Contestants in the Event
The DP World Women’s Cycling Race was held during the weekend at Al-Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council and with participation of 300 female contestants, who competed in three different distances; these were: 70 km, 40 km & 15 km.
The DP World Women’s Cycling Race was organized by the “Fit Group” under the sponsorship of the DP World.
The German Akvil Gedratiti, the Russian Maria Babinina and the British Mai Channing won the titles of the overall ranking of the 70 km, 40 km & 15 km of the Race.
The German Akvil Gedratiti won 1st place in the 70 km open individual category (18 to 29 years old), within a time of ......read more
“Dubai Open Football Academies Tournament”, the biggest of its kind, will be launched Saturday 7th Oct. 2023 at Dubai Sports City’s Stadiums and will continue up to 24th Feb. 2024.
The Tournament is organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and the UAE Football Association, in collaboration with Inspiratus Co. (the Tournament’s host) & Delta Sports Events Co. (the operational partner of the event), and with participation of 5000 male & female players, representing 300 teams from 65 governmental & private academies. The event is held as part of DSC’s strategy to attract & develop sports talents.
The Tournament’s details were declared in a press conference, convened at DSC’s premises, and addressed by H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of DSC / H.E. ......read more
• Swiss champion 2nd, narrowly misses victory •
News | Team – 6th October 2023
Marc Hirschi once again proved his consistency as one of the top one-day racers of the moment – taking 2nd place at Gran Piemonte in Italy.
The Swiss sensation broke away on the final climb and formed a group of four riders along with eventual race winner Andrea Bagioli (Soudal-Quickstep). Davide Formolo had been active earlier in the stage, infiltrating a break of 30 riders which was swept up inside the final -20km.
Hirschi, who has seven victories to his name and numerous podiums will now take aim at Il Lombardia on Saturday before returning to the Veneto Classics to conclude his season.
Hirschi : “Obviously I wanted to take the win today but in the end Bagioli was ......read more
October 4, 2023 – Art Jameel, an organisation that supports artists and creative communities, and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority announce a major programme offering opportunities for UAE-based artists and multidisciplinary creative practitioners to address climate change in their practice. This second edition of the Art Jameel Research and Practice Platform (RPP), supported by Dubai Culture, launches in association with Al Quoz Creative Zone – an integrated creative hub in Dubai – and has a special focus on addressing the climate crisis, in line with the UAE Year of Sustainability and the lead-up to COP28 in Dubai.
The programme awards up to twenty grants that range from AED 3,600 ($1000) to AED 22,000 ($6000) each to UAE-based individuals or collective creative practitioners (nationals and long-term ......read more
• Formula E’s global fanbase grew 17% to 344m this year, overtaking NASCAR to become the fourth-largest motorsport by fandom*
• USA and Germany were the fastest-growing markets for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship which is beginning just its tenth season
• More TV viewers tuned in to live Formula E races than ever before in Season 9 as the new GEN3 race car smashed all speed and performance records on the track in the Championship’s most competitive season to date
• Audiences for live content in the 16-race season exceeded 225m, up 4% on the same number of races in the previous season
Dubai, Riyadh, London: 4 Oct. 2023 – Record-breaking speeds, lap times, overtakes and race leaders in Formula E’s most competitive season yet accelerated growth of the sport’s ......read more
Hosting a selection of speakers, calligraphers, artists, and calligraphy experts
Dubai, UAE, 30 September 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is offering a series of inspiring talks presented to visitors of Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, enabling them to explore the richness of the art of calligraphy and its beauty. The inaugural edition, which launches on 1 October, will witness 25+ talks, in addition to 19 exhibitions and the activation of 35+ locations around Dubai. The biennale, which is held with the participation of 200 local and international calligraphers and artists, aims to highlight the importance of calligraphy as an expressive and aesthetic tool, which contributes to achieving Dubai’s cultural vision of cementing its position as a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi take the fight to Sharjah as Swedes close in on their team crown
1st October, 2023: Sweden’s Jonas Andersson clinched the UIM F1H2O World Championship for the second time today with a convincing victory in the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy.
Andersson’s start-to-finish success in Olbia also puts Team Sweden in a strong position to secure the team title won for the last five times by Team Abu Dhabi.
While the defending champions had a disappointing day in Olbia, with Thani Al Qemzi finishing eighth and Rashid Al Qemzi tenth, they will still take the fight into December’s final round in Sharjah, which has produced so many dramatic finishes over the years.
Andersson was crowned champion in Sardinia after an impressive third successive Grand Prix ......read more
• Formolo wins the Coppa Agostoni, Hirschi 2nd •
29th September 2023: In Lissone, on the finish line on the Coppa Agostoni, Davide Formolo celebrates a solo victory, followed in second position by his team mate Marc Hirschi.
The double is the result of a perfect race for UAE Team Emirates, that animated the final part of the 195,7 km of the course which started and finished in Lissone.
At 60 km to go, Formolo took the head of the field with another 5 riders on the third passage of the Lissolo climb, then the breakaway was reduced to 4 cyclists who were joined by Marc Hirschi in the downhill after the last passage on Lissolo.
The head group came into to the final 30 km with two riders from the Emirati team, Victor Lafay (Cofidis), Warren Barguil (Arkéa Samsic) and Chris Harper ......read more