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Torrente Ready for Sharjah Battle after Andersson Edges to Pole Position

Team Abu Dhabi driver aims for Grand Prix victory as season reaches big finish on Khalid Lagoon  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9th December, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Sweden’s Jonas Andersson have set the stage for another classic battle to round of the UIM F1H2O World Championship in tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Sharjah. The two drivers who have dominated the championship for the last five seasons produced a spectacular qualifying tussle on Khalid Lagoon this morning, which ended with Andersson edging out Torrente by just a tenth of a second to take pole position. Three-time world champion Torrente wants a Grand Prix victory to round off a tough season which has seen Andersson reclaim the F1H2O title from him, and he will be aiming for a powerful race start tomorrow afternoon to pile the pressure on the more

Bassem Unleashed: Laughter, Wit, and Burning Questions on his latest Snaps!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday 8 December: Renowned comedian and satirist Bassem Youssef has taken the Snapchat world by storm, bringing his unique sense of humor to the platform. Known for his sharp wit and fearless commentary, Bassem has already kicked off entertaining audiences with his hilarious Snaps. In a candid Q&A session, Bassem gets personal sharing anecdotes about his comedic influences, fan encounters, and even reveals his go-to karaoke song. Fans can expect to get a glimpse into the lighter side of the comedic maestro as he answers burning questions about his career, personal experiences, upcoming shows and, of course, his journey as a plant-based advocate. Watch the interview here! more

Formula E's GEN4 Suppliers Confirmed, To Debut in Season 13

Dubai and Riyadh, 7th December 2023: The next phase of progress and evolution of Formula E came one step closer as the FIA confirmed the choice of suppliers for the GEN4 race car – set to debut in Season 13 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2026/27. With Formula E just nine seasons old, the on-track technology is ever-evolving and has undergone revolutionary changes in that short spell and has come a long way since its debut back in 2014. The tender process completed by Formula E and the FIA took on thorough analysis of all bids submitted, evaluating the technical specifications of each product as well as a host of supporting aspects. As with GEN3, GEN4’s tender process saw sustainability take centre stage as a key pillar for Formula E. Suppliers were required to identify all of the measures they are more

Launch of the Coding Challenge Competition at UMEX and SimTEX 2024

UAE, Abu Dhabi, 5 December 2023: The Higher Organizing Committee of Unmanned Systems Exhibitions (UMEX 2024) and the Simulation and Training Exhibitions (SimTEX 2024), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi and taking place from 23 to 25 January 2024 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), has announced the launch of the “Programming Challenge” competition, which aims to build national competencies in specialized programming sectors. Organized by ADNEC Group in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Defense, UMEX and SimTEX 2024 are the only events of their kind in the region that specialize in the unmanned systems, robotics and artificial intelligence industries, while providing simulation and training in both the commercial and civil sectors as more

Team Abu Dhabi Face Familiar Rivals as New Series Launches in Khor Fakkan

Al Zaffain, Bin Hendi aim for another Class 3 victory in Fazza Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3rd December, 2023: Team Abu Dhabi will be up against familiar rivals when they look to start the new UAE Class-3 Offshore Powerboat Championship with a victory in Khor Fakkan on Thursday. The experienced pairings of Faleh Al Mansoori with Shaun Torrente in Abu Dhabi 4 and Rashed Al Tayer alongside Majed Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 5 expect a highly competitive opening round, which is part of the Khor Fakkan Marine Festival. The revival of Class 3 racing in the UAE began earlier this year, with Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi taking Fazza to victory in Abu Dhabi. They will be among the leading contenders in the new championship getting under way in Khor Fakkan, with further rounds to follow in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Team Abu Dhabi can also more

World Tennis League Unveils Full Player Roster with Thrilling Matchups Set for Season Two

• 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 more

Team Abu Dhabi primed for Double UAE Challenge

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 more

Dubai Municipality Team wins Title of the Cricket Competition of the 5th "Labor Sports Tournament"

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 more

Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children Winter Camp: Arts and Cultural Entertainment aimed at discovering Young Artists

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 more

As Voting Opens for Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, European Champions Man City Dominate Nominations

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 more

Art Jameel Commissions Sustainability Pavilion At Jameel Arts Centre In Dubai For Cop28, Designed By Adib Dada Of Architecture Practice TheOtherDada

- 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 more

Manar Abu Dhabi Transforms Abu Dhabi's Natural Vistas into an Experiential Citywide Light Art Exhibition

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 more

Emirates Post Launches Postal Portraits Photography Competition

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 more

42 Abu Dhabi Welcomes Emirati two-time World Champion in its Third Chess Tournament

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 more

Artistic Mural Adorns the Facade of Al Safa Art and Design Library

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 more

Remarkable Success & Distinctive Participation of Female Employees in the Padel Competition of the 11th "Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament"

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: more

The 11th "Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament" to kick off on Thursday 9th Nov. with Participation of 1000 Female Players

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 more

Asian Basketball Confederation Convenes its First Meeting at Dubai Sports Council's Premises in the Presence of FIBA's President & Secretary General

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 more

9 International & Local Championships Boost Dubai's Status as Destination of Challenge Sports

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.   Mud Challenge:   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 more

3500 Contestants Participate in the Running Competition of the 5th "Labor Sports Tournament"

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 more

Emirates Literature Foundation Launches the Second Round of 'Book in a Box' Competition - Showcasing Creative Storytelling Through Dioramas

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 more

DP World Tour Championship's Luckiest Ball on Earth Winners to Tee up with World's Best Golfers

• 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 more

Italian Strikes Regatta Gold in Abu Dhabi

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 more

Baseball United Establishes Historic Partnership with Dubai Baseball Little League

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 more

More than 600 Male & Female Players Participate in "Dubai Open Gymnastics Academies Championship."

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 more

Jiu-Jitsu Star Sets Sights on Abu Dhabi Titles after UAE Boost

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’ more

Young Sailing Talent Hit Gold Medal Course in Abu Dhabi

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 more

Dubai Culture Explores the Future of the Digital Publishing Industry in the UAE

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 more

Baseball United Conducts Historic Draft for New Dubai-Based Professional League

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 more

Dubai Municipality Team Wins Title of the Football Competition of the 5th “Labor Sports Tournament”

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 more

2000 Male & Female Players to Participate in the “DOBA Championship”

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 more

Makma Art Gallery Set for Inaugural Showcase at Downtown Design 2023

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 more

Palms Sports Profit Rise by 33% YoY to AED 88.1 Million in Q3-2023

• 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 more

UAE Team Emirates Secures 1st Place in UCI Teams Ranking for 2023

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 more

SailGP heads to the UAE for first double header in the Middle East

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 more

McIlroy Set for Historic Hero Dubai Desert Classic title defence

• 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     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 more

Jaguar TCS Racing Approach Their Eighth Season In Formula E With Strongest Driver Line Up

• 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 more

Impressive Success & Distinctive Participation in the Mountain Bike Race at Mushrif Park

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, more

Formolo Ends Season on a High Note with Victory in Veneto

• 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 more

Molano Podiums in Guangxi Sprint Finale

• 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 more

International Megastars Akon and Ne-Yo added to World Tennis League's Incredible Entertainment Line-up

- 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 more

Legend's Football League Headed for a Spectacular Launch in Dubai on Nov 18

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 more

Ewaa's Landmark Art Therapy Conference in Abu Dhabi to Shine Light on Mental Health and Empowerment through Creativity

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 more

Major Facelift to Light Up Sharjah Cricket Stadium

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 more

Dubai Calligraphy Biennale Presents Breaking Boundaries II

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 more

DRO Tuskers Retains their Trophy in the DRO Premier League Cricket Tournament Season 2

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 more

Hundreds of Cityzens Celebrate Manchester City's Treble-Winning Season as UAE Leg of Treble Trophy Tour Comes to an End

• 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 more

Gedratiti, Maria Babinina and Channing win Titles of the “DP World Women's Cycling Race”

• 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 more

“Dubai Open Football Academies Tournament” to Kick Off Saturday 7th Oct. with Participation of 5000 Players

“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. more

Hirschi Climbs Podium at Gran Piemonte

• 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 more

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